Sample records for miscellaneous plastic products

  1. 2015-03-26: Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products; Notice of Intent...

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

    Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on March 26, 2015. Though it is not intended or expected, should any...

  2. ISSUANCE 2015-02-03: Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products, Reopening of Public Comment Period

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products, Reopening of Public Comment Period

  3. DOE Publishes Supplemental Proposed Determination for Miscellaneous...

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

    Proposed Determination for Miscellaneous Residential Refrigeration Products DOE Publishes Supplemental Proposed Determination for Miscellaneous Residential Refrigeration Products...

  4. Miscellaneous States Natural Gas Plant Liquids, Expected Future Production

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  5. Miscellaneous States Natural Gas Plant Liquids, Reserves Based Production

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  6. U.S. Residential Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products: Results from Amazon Mechanical Turk Surveys

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    Greenblatt, Jeffery B.; Young, Scott J.; Yang, Hung-Chia; Long, Timothy; Beraki, Bereket; Price, Sarah K.; Pratt, Stacy; Willem, Henry; Desroches, Louis-Benoit

    2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Amazon Mechanical Turk was used, for the first time, to collect statistically representative survey data from U.S. households on the presence, number, type and usage of refrigerators, freezers, and various “miscellaneous” refrigeration products (wine/beverage coolers, residential icemakers and non-vapor compression refrigerators and freezers), along with household and demographic information. Such products have been poorly studied to date, with almost no information available about shipments, stocks, capacities, energy use, etc. A total of 9,981 clean survey responses were obtained from five distinct surveys deployed in 2012. General refrigeration product survey responses were weighted to demographics in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2009 dataset. Miscellaneous refrigeration product survey responses were weighted according to demographics of product ownership found in the general refrigeration product surveys. Model number matching for a portion of miscellaneous refrigeration product responses allowed validation of refrigeration product characteristics, which enabled more accurate estimates of the penetrations of these products in U.S. households. We estimated that there were 12.3±1.0 million wine/beverage coolers, 5.5(–3.5,+3.2) million residential icemakers and 4.4(–2.7,+2.3) million non-vapor compression refrigerators in U.S. households in 2012. (All numerical results are expressed with ranges indicating the 95% confidence interval.) No evidence was found for the existence of non-vapor compression freezers. Moreover, we found that 15% of wine/beverage coolers used vapor compression cooling technology, while 85% used thermoelectric cooling technology, with the vast majority of thermoelectric units having capacities of less than 30 wine bottles (approximately 3.5 cubic feet). No evidence was found for the existence of wine/beverage coolers with absorption cooling technology. Additionally, we estimated that there were 3.6±1.0 million hybrid refrigerator-wine/beverage coolers and 0.9±0.5 million hybrid freezer-wine/beverage coolers in U.S. households. We also obtained estimates of miscellaneous refrigeration product capacities, lifetimes, purchase and installation costs, repair frequencies and costs, and maintenance costs. For wine/beverage coolers, we also obtained information on the penetration of built-in units, AC/DC operating capability, the use of internal lights, and distributions of door opening frequencies. This information is essential to develop detailed estimates of national energy usage and life-cycle costs, and would be helpful in obtaining information on other plug-load appliances. Additional information not highlighted in the main report was presented in Appendices.

  7. Electronics Come of Age: A Taxonomy for Miscellaneous and Low Power Products

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    Nordman, Bruce; Sanchez, Marla C.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Miscellaneous and Low Power Taxonomy: May 10, 2006 version (many purposes — no taxonomy is ideal for all purposes (forto categories). This taxonomy is not the ultimate — and it

  8. 2014-11-26 Issuance: Test Procedures for Miscellaneous Refrigeration...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6 Issuance: Test Procedures for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2014-11-26 Issuance: Test Procedures for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products;...

  9. Miscellaneous EPA Submittals

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

    Compliance Miscellaneous EPA Submittals Public Meetings Renewal Application Construction Certifications Corrective Action Storm Water Analytical Period Get updates on LANL...

  10. 2014-11-25 Issuance: Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products; Notice of Open Meeting and Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of open meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for miscellaneous refrigeration products, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on November 25, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

  11. LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS: COMPARING PLA PLASTIC FOOD USE PRODUCTS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    sections--agriculture, manufacture and transport. Energy inputs for each of these sections were determined in the analysis. BFS, however, avoids this energy input by purchasing a starch that is a waste stream from anotherLIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS: COMPARING PLA PLASTIC FOOD USE PRODUCTS ON THE BASIS OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION Sin

  12. Detailed search Miscellaneous

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    Search Go Detailed search Miscellaneous Press sources (PhysicsWeb.org) Based on information from press sources (PhysicsWeb.org) Scientific Research; Nuclear Fusion; Renewable Sources of Energy

  13. Plastics and Rubber Products (2010 MECS) | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in235-1Department of EnergyPlanned AuditsPlastics and Rubber Products

  14. Profile of the rubber and plastics industry. EPA Office of Compliance sector notebook project

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    NONE

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rubber and miscellaneous plastics products industry, as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code 30, includes establishments that manufacture products from plastic resins, natural and synthetic rubber, reclaimed rubber, futta percha, balata, and gutta siak. The second section provides background information on the size, geographic distribution, employment, production, sales, and economic condition of the Rubber and Plastics Products industry. The type of facilities described within the document are also described in terms of their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. Additionally, this section contains a list of the largest companies in terms of sales.

  15. TRANSFORMATION OF PHB AND PHBV GENES DRIVEN BY MAIZE UBIQUITIN PROMOTER INTO OIL PALM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS

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    Sinskey, Anthony J.

    FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS 77 Keywords: biodegradable plastics, oil palm, transgenic, biolistics PALM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS GHULAM KADIR AHMAD PARVEEZ*; BAHARIAH BOHARI*; NOR value products in their yield. One of the products in great demand is thermoplastics, or biodegradable

  16. Inventory of miscellaneous streams

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    Lueck, K.J.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On December 23, 1991, the US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (RL) and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) agreed to adhere to the provisions of the Department of Ecology Consent Order. The Consent Order lists the regulatory milestones for liquid effluent streams at the Hanford Site to comply with the permitting requirements of Washington Administrative Code. The RL provided the US Congress a Plan and Schedule to discontinue disposal of contaminated liquid effluent into the soil column on the Hanford Site. The plan and schedule document contained a strategy for the implementation of alternative treatment and disposal systems. This strategy included prioritizing the streams into two phases. The Phase 1 streams were considered to be higher priority than the Phase 2 streams. The actions recommended for the Phase 1 and 2 streams in the two reports were incorporated in the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Miscellaneous Streams are those liquid effluents streams identified within the Consent Order that are discharged to the ground but are not categorized as Phase 1 or Phase 2 Streams. This document consists of an inventory of the liquid effluent streams being discharged into the Hanford soil column.

  17. Plastic plugbacks can extend oil and gas well productive life

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    Rice, R.T. (Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (US))

    1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high rate of successful water reduction has been documented in 21 plastic plugbacks performed on gravel-packed oil and gas well completions in the Gulf of Mexico. This electric wireline plugback method is unique because it is performed inside gravel pack assemblies, utilizing plastic instead of cement. This article presents a case study of field results from 21 jobs performed by Tenneco/Chevron.

  18. Miscellaneous electricity use in U.S. homes

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    Sanchez, Marla C.; Koomey, Jonathan G.; Moezzi, Mithra M.; Meier, Alan; Huber, Wolfgang

    1999-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Historically, residential energy and carbon saving efforts have targeted conventional end uses such as water heating, lighting and refrigeration. The emergence of new household appliances has transformed energy use from a few large and easily identifiable end uses into a broad array of ''miscellaneous'' energy services. This group of so called miscellaneous appliances has been a major contributor to growth in electricity demand in the past two decades. We use industry shipment data, lifetimes, and wattage and usage estimates of over 90 individual products to construct a bottom-up end use model (1976-2010). The model is then used to analyze historical and forecasted growth trends, and to identify the largest individual products within the miscellaneous end use. We also use the end use model to identify and analyze policy priorities. Our forecast projects that over the period 1996 to 2010, miscellaneous consumption will increase 115 TWh, accounting for over 90 percent of future residential electricity growth. A large portion of this growth will be due to halogen torchiere lamps and consumer electronics, making these two components of miscellaneous electricity a particularly fertile area for efficiency programs. Approximately 20 percent (40 TWh) of residential miscellaneous electricity is ''leaking electricity'' or energy consumed by appliances when they are not performing their principal function. If the standby power of all appliances with a standby mode is reduced to one watt, the potential energy savings equal 21 TWh/yr, saving roughly $1-2 billion annually.

  19. Methods for the continuous production of plastic scintillator materials

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bross, Alan (Downers Grove, IL); Pla-Dalmau, Anna (Naperville, IL); Mellott, Kerry (Malta, IL)

    1999-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for producing plastic scintillating material employing either two major steps (tumble-mix) or a single major step (inline-coloring or inline-doping). Using the two step method, the polymer pellets are mixed with silicone oil, and the mixture is then tumble mixed with the dopants necessary to yield the proper response from the scintillator material. The mixture is then placed in a compounder and compounded in an inert gas atmosphere. The resultant scintillator material is then extruded and pelletized or formed. When only a single step is employed, the polymer pellets and dopants are metered into an inline-coloring extruding system. The mixture is then processed under a inert gas atmosphere, usually argon or nitrogen, to form plastic scintillator material in the form of either scintillator pellets, for subsequent processing, or as material in the direct formation of the final scintillator shape or form.

  20. Plastics and Rubber Products (2010 MECS) | Department of Energy

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

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  1. ASL & Plasticity Plasticity

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    Coulson, Seana

    ASL & Plasticity #12;Plasticity Plasticity From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Plasticity has four meanings: · Plasticity (physics): In physics and engineering, plasticity is the propensity of a material to undergo permanent deformation under load. · Phenotypic plasticity: Describes the degree

  2. Biodegradable Products Institute is an organization that certifies that so-called "biodegradable" plastic products will safely break down in a typical commercial composting facility. www.bpiworld.org.

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    Escher, Christine

    -called "biodegradable" plastic products will safely break down in a typical commercial composting facility. www

  3. Miscellaneous

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTownDells,1Stocks Nov-14 Dec-14 Jan-15LiquidBG 0 20 40 60 8079,8.1MinnesotaTHE

  4. Wireless Electricity Metering of Miscellaneous and Electronic Devices in Buildings

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    Culler, David E.

    Wireless Electricity Metering of Miscellaneous and Electronic Devices in Buildings, University of California, Berkeley, USA Abstract- Miscellaneous and electronic devices hundreds of miscellaneous and electronic devices where metered for several months

  5. Miscellaneous electricity use in U.S. homes

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    Sanchez, Marla C.; Koomey, Jonathan G.; Moezzi, Mithra M.; Meier, Alan; Huber, Wolfgang

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1998. Miscellaneous electricity use in the U.S. residentialMiscellaneous Uses of Electricity in Homes'. Presented atThe Latest In "Leaking Electricity" in Homes. Davis Energy

  6. Authorization basis status report (miscellaneous TWRS facilities, tanks and components)

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    Stickney, R.G.

    1998-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of a systematic evaluation conducted to identify miscellaneous TWRS facilities, tanks and components with potential needed authorization basis upgrades. It provides the Authorization Basis upgrade plan for those miscellaneous TWRS facilities, tanks and components identified.

  7. Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, and Miscellaneous Equipment Electricity Use in New Homes

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    Brown, Richard E.; Rittelman, William; Parker, Danny; Homan, Gregory

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    62440 Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, and MiscellaneousAppliances, Lighting, Electronics, and Miscellaneoususes (appliances, lighting, electronics, and miscellaneous

  8. Plastic Bronchitis

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    Quysner, Annie; Surani, Salim; Roberts, Daniel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    al. Three children with plastic bronchitis associated within E mergency M edicine Plastic Bronchitis Annie Quysner, MDElshami AA, Kang DS, et al. Plastic Bronchitis. Eur Resp J

  9. altitudes miscellaneous amendments: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Cooperation 2. Proof planning for Nuprl 3. ActiveMath 4. Miscellaneous Contacts 12; PRL Seminar, February 25, 2002 1 Enhancing Proof Assistant Systems The Saarbr&127; ucken...

  10. MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICITY USE IN THE U.S. RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

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    energy consumption) were responsible for 53% of miscellaneous consumption in 1995: #12;ii CLBNL-40295 UC-1600 MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICITY USE IN THE U.S. RESIDENTIAL SECTOR M. C. Sanchez, J. G. Koomey, M. M. Moezzi, A. K. Meier, and W. Huber Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy

  11. Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals

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    1 Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals Douglas R and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals Douglas R. Black*, Steven M. Lanzisera, Judy Lai, Richard E. Brown@lbl.gov, REBrown@lbl.gov, and BCSinger@lbl.gov *Corresponding Author Abstract: Miscellaneous and electronic loads

  12. Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, and Miscellaneous Equipment Electricity Use in New Homes

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    Brown, Richard E.; Rittelman, William; Parker, Danny; Homan, Gregory

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    62440 Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, and Miscellaneousof California. Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, anduses (appliances, lighting, electronics, and miscellaneous

  13. Development of simulated contamination (SIMCON) and miscellaneous decontamination scoping tests

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    Demmer, R.L.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details the development of a method of simulating ICPP type contamination (SIMCON) with surrogate, nonradioactive materials and some miscellaneous testing and results that were completed using SIMCON. An analysis of historical ICPP decontamination samples is given, along with the justification relating SIMCON to this historical data. Some SIMCON testing of the following methods are given as miscellaneous examples: water rinse, water ultrasonic, cerric nitrate, CO{sub 2} snowflake blasting, nitrogen ``Cryogenic`` blasting and strippable coating removal.

  14. Plasmonic Metasurfaces for Coloration of Plastic Consumer Products Jeppe S. Clausen,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levy, Uriel

    in a single product is both costly and limits the possibilities for recycling as separation of the different materials in a given product and it provides new perspectives for recycling and sustainability. Various high-loss dielectrics on top of metal have led to bright colors.5 The works on plasmonic colors have

  15. Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors, 2nd Edition. Unit 6 - Building Resilience: Small Farm Planning and Operations

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extension Row Cover Plastic Mulch Miscellaneous PlasticExtension Row Cover Plastic Mulch Miscellaneous Plastic

  16. Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, and Miscellaneous Equipment Electricity Use in New Homes

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    Brown, Richard E.; Rittelman, William; Parker, Danny; Homan, Gregory

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    online: www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/esr/esr_sum.html.Miscellaneous Equipment Electricity Use in New Homes RichardMiscellaneous Equipment Electricity Use in New Homes Richard

  17. Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous

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    94720 USA b University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 USA Environmental Energy Technologies primary energy consumption in the U.S., with 22% consumed by the residential sector and 18LBNL-6384E Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads

  18. Using Wireless Power Meters to Measure Energy Use of Miscellaneous and Electronic Devices in Buildings

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    UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA; Brown, Richard; Lanzisera, Steven; Cheung, Hoi Ying (Iris); Lai, Judy; Jiang, Xiaofan; Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen; Taneja, Jay; Ortiz, Jorge; Culler, David

    2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Miscellaneous and electronic devices consume about one-third of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. Despite the success of policies, such as Energy Star, that promote more efficient miscellaneous and electronic products, much remains to be done to address the energy use of these devices if we are to achieve our energy and carbon reduction goals. Developing efficiency strategies for these products depends on better data about their actual usage, but very few studies have collected field data on the long-term energy used by a large sample of devices due to the difficulty and expense of collecting device-level energy data. This paper describes the development of an improved method for collecting device-level energy and power data using small, relatively inexpensive wireless power meters. These meters form a mesh network based on Internet standard protocols and can form networks of hundreds of metering points in a single building. Because the meters are relatively inexpensive and do not require manual data downloading, they can be left in the field for months or years to collect long time-series energy use data. In addition to the metering technology, we also describe a field protocol used to collect comprehensive, robust data on the miscellaneous and electronic devices in a building. The paper presents sample results from several case study buildings, in which all the plug-in devices for several homes were metered, and a representative sample of several hundred plug-in devices in a commercial office building were metered for several months.

  19. Miscellaneous Shale Gas Proved Reserves, Reserves Changes, and Production

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  20. Miscellaneous States Dry Natural Gas Expected Future Production (Billion

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  1. Paints and Painting Materials and Miscellaneous Analyses.

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    Harrington, H. H.; Tilson, P. S.

    1897-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . DISTILLATION OF BY-PEODUCTS FROM LIGNITE-TAR. Two light black, watery products from lignite-tar were sent for ex? amination, and gave the following results: Boiling point when received: No. 1, 94 degrees; No. 2, 81 degrees. Distilled at 75 to 150 degrees... of lignite for analysis are frequently received. Below are given types of these from different localities, as well as a sample of Coke from wood tar, and a sample of Bituminous coal from Corsicana. No. 1 is lignite from Crockett; No. 2 from Burleson county...

  2. Process for remediation of plastic waste

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Pol, Vilas G; Thiyagarajan, Pappannan

    2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A single step process for degrading plastic waste by converting the plastic waste into carbonaceous products via thermal decomposition of the plastic waste by placing the plastic waste into a reactor, heating the plastic waste under an inert or air atmosphere until the temperature of about 700.degree. C. is achieved, allowing the reactor to cool down, and recovering the resulting decomposition products therefrom. The decomposition products that this process yields are carbonaceous materials, and more specifically carbon nanotubes having a partially filled core (encapsulated) adjacent to one end of the nanotube. Additionally, in the presence of a transition metal compound, this thermal decomposition process produces multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

  3. Process for remediation of plastic waste

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Pol, Vilas G. (Westmont, IL); Thiyagarajan, Pappannan (Germantown, MD)

    2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A single step process for degrading plastic waste by converting the plastic waste into carbonaceous products via thermal decomposition of the plastic waste by placing the plastic waste into a reactor, heating the plastic waste under an inert or air atmosphere until the temperature of 700.degree. C. is achieved, allowing the reactor to cool down, and recovering the resulting decomposition products therefrom. The decomposition products that this process yields are carbonaceous materials, and more specifically egg-shaped and spherical-shaped solid carbons. Additionally, in the presence of a transition metal compound, this thermal decomposition process produces multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

  4. Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals

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    Black, Douglas R.; Lanzisera, Steven M.; Lai, Judy; Brown, Richard E.; Singer, Brett C.

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about one-thirdof the primary energy used in US buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. In healthcare facilities, 30percent of the annual electricity was used by MELs in 2008. This paper presents methods and challenges for estimating medical MELs energy consumption along with estimates of energy use in a hospital by combining device-level metered data with inventories and usage information. An important finding is that common, small devices consume large amounts of energy in aggregate and should not be ignored when trying to address hospital energy use.

  5. Building America System Research Plan for Reduction of Miscellaneous Electrical Loads in Zero Energy Homes

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    Barley, C. D.; Haley, C.; Anderson, R.; Pratsch, L.

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research plan describes the overall scope of system research that is needed to reduce miscellaneous electrical loads (MEL) in future net zero energy homes.

  6. After-hours Power Status of Office Equipment and Inventory of Miscellaneous Plug-load Equipment

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    Roberson, Judy A.; Webber, Carrie A.; McWhinney, Marla C.; Brown, Richard E.; Pinckard, Margaret J.; Busch, John F.

    2004-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This research was conducted in support of two branches of the EPA ENERGY STAR program, whose overall goal is to reduce, through voluntary market-based means, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the U.S. The primary objective was to collect data for the ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program on the after-hours power state of computers, monitors, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and multi-function devices. We also collected data for the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings branch on the types and amounts of ''miscellaneous'' plug-load equipment, a significant and growing end use that is not usually accounted for by building energy managers. This data set is the first of its kind that we know of, and is an important first step in characterizing miscellaneous plug loads in commercial buildings. The main purpose of this study is to supplement and update previous data we collected on the extent to which electronic office equipment is turned off or automatically enters a low power state when not in active use. In addition, it provides data on numbers and types of office equipment, and helps identify trends in office equipment usage patterns. These data improve our estimates of typical unit energy consumption and savings for each equipment type, and enables the ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program to focus future effort on products with the highest energy savings potential. This study expands our previous sample of office buildings in California and Washington DC to include education and health care facilities, and buildings in other states. We report data from twelve commercial buildings in California, Georgia, and Pennsylvania: two health care buildings, two large offices (> 500 employees each), three medium offices (50-500 employees), four education buildings, and one ''small office'' that is actually an aggregate of five small businesses. Two buildings are in the San Francisco Bay area of California, five are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and five are in Atlanta, Georgia.

  7. Assessing and Reducing Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs) in Banks

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    Rauch, Emily M.

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Miscellaneous electric loads (MELs) are loads outside of a building's core functions of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting, and water heating. MELs are a large percentage of total building energy loads. This report reviews methods for reducing MELs in Banks. Reducing MELs in a bank setting requires both local and corporate action. Corporate action centers on activities to prioritize and allocate the right resources to correct procurement and central control issues. Local action includes branch assessment or audits to identify specific loads and needs. The worksheet at the end of this guide can help with cataloging needed information and estimating savings potential. The following steps provide a guide to MEL reductions in Bank Branches. The general process has been adapted from a process developed for office buildings the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, 2011).

  8. Baling Used Agricultural Plastic Dr. Ron Goldy, MSUE, District Extension Educator

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    . Only soft-bale technology was tried for baling field plastic Figure 1. Applying plastic mulch and dripBaling Used Agricultural Plastic Dr. Ron Goldy, MSUE, District Extension Educator Introduction: Use of plastics in vegetable production has greatly increased over the past several years (Figure 1). Plastic

  9. Plastic Recycling Toter -ORANGE

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    Toronto, University of

    microfuge tubes - beakers - flasks - bottles - jars - Plastic disposable pipettes with cotton plugsPlastic Recycling Toter - ORANGE Glass Recycling Toter - TEAL Garbage Yellow sharps container Categories - All Plastic except Styrofoam - rinsed 3 times - may have contained Biohazard level 1 bacteria

  10. EPA's designated products in eight categories: Construction Products

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    folders, clip portfolios, and presentation folders Office furniture Office recycling containers Office tires Miscellaneous Products Awards and plaques Bike racks Blasting grit Industrial drums Manual" program and Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG), designates items that MUST contain recycled

  11. After-hours power status of office equipment and energy use of miscellaneous plug-load equipment

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    Roberson, Judy A.; Webber, Carrie A.; McWhinney, Marla C.; Brown, Richard E.; Pinckard, Marageret J.; Busch, John F.

    2004-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This research was conducted in support of two branches of the EPA ENERGY STAR program, whose overall goal is to reduce, through voluntary market-based means, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the U.S. The primary objective was to collect data for the ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program on the after-hours power state of computers, monitors, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and multi-function devices. We also collected data for the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings branch on the types and amounts of miscellaneous plug-load equipment, a significant and growing end use that is not usually accounted for by building energy managers. For most types of miscellaneous equipment, we also estimated typical unit energy consumption in order to estimate total energy consumption of the miscellaneous devices within our sample. This data set is the first of its kind that we know of, and is an important first step in characterizing miscellaneous plug loads in commercial buildings. The main purpose of this study is to supplement and update previous data we collected on the extent to which electronic office equipment is turned off or automatically enters a low power state when not in active use. In addition, it provides data on numbers and types of office equipment, and helps identify trends in office equipment usage patterns. These data improve our estimates of typical unit energy consumption and savings for each equipment type, and enables the ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program to focus future effort on products with the highest energy savings potential. This study expands our previous sample of office buildings in California and Washington DC to include education and health care facilities, and buildings in other states. We report data from sixteen commercial buildings in California, Georgia, and Pennsylvania: four education buildings, two medical buildings, two large offices (> 500 employees each), three medium offices (50-500 employees each), and five small business offices (< 50 employees each). Two buildings are in the San Francisco Bay are a of California, nine (including the five small businesses) are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and five are in Atlanta, Georgia.

  12. Regulation 29: Other Regulations concerning the University site and buildings, Computing Regulations and Miscellaneous Administrative Regulations

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    Sussex, University of

    Regulations and Miscellaneous Administrative Regulations 190 nuisance to occupants, except in designated (Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations; (iii) allow smoking in designated study bedroomsRegulation 29: Other Regulations concerning the University site and buildings, Computing

  13. Miscellaneous Electricity Services in the Buildings Sector (released in AEO2007)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Residential and commercial electricity consumption for miscellaneous services has grown significantly in recent years and currently accounts for more electricity use than any single major end-use service in either sector (including space heating, space cooling, water heating, and lighting). In the residential sector, a proliferation of consumer electronics and information technology equipment has driven much of the growth. In the commercial sector, telecommunications and network equipment and new advances in medical imaging have contributed to recent growth in miscellaneous electricity use.

  14. Monitoring and Characterization of Miscellaneous Electrical Loads in a Large Retail Environment

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    Gentile-Polese, L.; Frank, S.; Sheppy, M.; Lobato, C.; Rader, E.; Smith, J.; Long, N.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buildings account for 40% of primary energy consumption in the United States (residential 22%; commercial 18%). Most (70% residential and 79% commercial) is used as electricity. Thus, almost 30% of U.S. primary energy is used to provide electricity to buildings. Plug loads play an increasingly critical role in reducing energy use in new buildings (because of their increased efficiency requirements), and in existing buildings (as a significant energy savings opportunity). If all installed commercial building miscellaneous electrical loads (CMELs) were replaced with energy-efficient equipment, a potential annual energy saving of 175 TWh, or 35% of the 504 TWh annual energy use devoted to MELs, could be achieved. This energy saving is equivalent to the annual energy production of 14 average-sized nuclear power plants. To meet DOE's long-term goals of reducing commercial building energy use and carbon emissions, the energy efficiency community must better understand the components and drivers of CMEL energy use, and develop effective reduction strategies. These goals can be facilitated through improved data collection and monitoring methodologies, and evaluation of CMELs energy-saving techniques.

  15. Hill SyStem PlaStic mulcHed

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    a Hill SyStem PlaStic mulcHed Strawberry Production Guide for colder areaS #12;#12;i Trade names do they intend or imply discrimination against those not mentioned. Hill SyStem PlaStic mulcHed ..................................................................27 Consider Fall Laying of Extra Plastic Mulch

  16. Sol-gel antireflective coating on plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ashley, C.S.; Reed, S.T.

    1988-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    An antireflection film made from reliquified sol-gel hydrolyzation, condensation polymeric reaction product of a silicon, alkoxides and/or metal alkoxides, or mixtures thereof. The film is particularly useful for coating plastics.

  17. Sol-gel antireflective coating on plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ashley, Carol S. (Albuquerque, NM); Reed, Scott T. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An antireflection film made from a reliquified sol-gel hydrolyzation, condensation polymeric reaction product of a silicon, alkoxides and/or metal alkoxides, or mixtures thereof. The film is particularly useful for coating plastics.

  18. area plastic scintillator: Topics by E-print Network

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

    lower the cost of plastic scintillation detectors, commercially available polystyrene pellets have been used in the production of scintillating materials that can be extruded into...

  19. alliances functional plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  20. aesthetic plastic surgery: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  1. affecting plastic instability: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  2. associative synaptic plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  3. acute microvascular plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  4. adaptive neuronal plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  5. a-150 plastic ionization: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  6. acid degradable plastics: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  7. altered synaptic plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  8. anisotropic plasticity gradient: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  9. activated plastic flow: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  10. aktau plastics plant: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  11. axonal plasticity elicits: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  12. active site plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  13. Plastic explosives Mike Hopkins

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    Ravenel, Douglas

    Plastic explosives Mike Hill Mike Hopkins Doug Ravenel What this talk is about The poster The HHRH The reduced E4 -term 1.1 Plastic explosives: A C4 analog of the Kervaire invariant calculation Conference of Virginia Mike Hopkins Harvard University Doug Ravenel University of Rochester #12;Plastic explosives Mike

  14. Polycrystal Plasticity -Multiple Slip"

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    Rollett, Anthony D.

    Polycrystal Plasticity - Multiple Slip" 27-750 Texture, Microstructure & Anisotropy A.D. Rollett;2 Objective" The objective of this lecture is to show how plastic deformation in polycrystals requires of Los Alamos polycrystal plasticity, LApp; also the Viscoplastic Selfconsistent code, VPSC; also

  15. H2A Delivery Miscellaneous Costs and H2 Losses

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    FACTOR Large-Scale Forecourt New Old New Old Photos courtesy of4% 12% 5% 6.5% Praxair and Air Products10

  16. Detailed Energy Data Collection for Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads in a Commercial Office Building

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    Culler, David E.

    Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about 20% of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings and accurate data to inform MELs energy use. Introduction Background Buildings account for 40% of the total), and this end use is projected to grow to one-third of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings in the next 20

  17. Sem. Chemistry Materials Science Electrical Engineering Miscellaneous CP Introduction to General Chemistry,

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    Sem. Chemistry Materials Science Electrical Engineering Miscellaneous CP Introduction to General & Inorganic Materials Chemistry (4 CP) Energy Science and Technology I (5 CP) Surfaces/Interfaces/ Heterogen. Catalysis/ Electrocatalysis (5 CP) Materials Science II (5 CP) Energy Science and Technology II ( 5 CP

  18. The Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Regulation

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    World Health Organization

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    copolymers and in synthetic rubber production. 1,3-Butadienesynthetic fibres, resins, plastics, elastomers and rubber (

  19. 2013 PLASTIC SURGERY VISITING PROFESSOR

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    2013 PLASTIC SURGERY VISITING PROFESSOR Dr. Mutaz B. Habal June 6, 2013 McGill University Division of Plastic Surgery 2013 PLASTIC SURGERY VISITING PROFESSOR Special thanks to our sponsors: Representative: Katherine Marchand Canadian Association of Plastic Surgeons Educational Foundation Division of Plastic

  20. Chapter 17 -Miscellaneous Page 17-1 Code of Policies

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    Gering, Jon C.

    the exercise of the power of eminent domain, the vote of the Board of Governors will be announced or become. Legal work product will be considered a closed record. 2. Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate, purchase or sale of real estate by the University will be made public upon execution of the lease, purchase

  1. Miscellaneous Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves, Reserves Changes, and

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122 40 Buildingto China (Million Cubic Feet)Commercialper Thousand Cubic9Production

  2. 2014-11-26 Issuance: Test Procedures for Miscellaneous Refrigeration

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015ofDepartment ofCBFO-13-3322(EE)DepartmentVery LargeStandards forRule |Products;

  3. Miscellaneous States Natural Gas Liquids Lease Condensate, Reserves Based

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for On-Highway4,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,9,1,50022,3,,,,6,1,Decade1 Source: Office of Fossil Energy, U.S.Year JanProduction (Million

  4. Recycling plastic scrap: Injection molding. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association database). Published Search

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    NONE

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the recycling of scrap plastic produced in the injection molding process. Plastic pellets made from scrap, that are used in the injection molding process, are also discussed. Recycling equipment and automated recycling systems are described. The reuse of plastic scrap culled from junk automobiles and packaging materials is discussed, and waste byproducts from polyurethane production are described. (Contains a minimum of 88 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  5. Recycling plastic scrap: Injection molding. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association database). Published Search

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    NONE

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the recycling of scrap plastic produced in the injection molding process. Plastic pellets made from scrap, that are used in the injection molding process, are also discussed. Recycling equipment and automated recycling systems are described. The reuse of plastic scrap culled from junk automobiles and packaging materials is discussed, and waste byproducts from polyurethane production are described. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

  6. Recycling plastic scrap: Injection molding. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association database). Published Search

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    NONE

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the recycling of scrap plastic produced in the injection molding process. Plastic pellets made from scrap, that are used in the injection molding process, are also discussed. Recycling equipment and automated recycling systems are described. The reuse of plastic scrap culled from junk automobiles and packaging materials is discussed, and waste byproducts from polyurethane production are described. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

  7. Recycling plastic scrap: Injection molding. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association database). Published Search

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the recycling of scrap plastic produced in the injection molding process. Plastic pellets made from scrap, that are used in the injection molding process, are also discussed. Recycling equipment and automated recycling systems are described. The reuse of plastic scrap culled from junk automobiles and packaging materials is discussed, and waste byproducts from polyurethane production are described. (Contains a minimum of 80 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  8. Recovery of fissile materials from plutonium residues, miscellaneous spent nuclear fuel, and uranium fissile wastes

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    Forsberg, C.W.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new process is proposed that converts complex feeds containing fissile materials into a chemical form that allows the use of existing technologies (such as PUREX and ion exchange) to recover the fissile materials and convert the resultant wastes to glass. Potential feed materials include (1) plutonium scrap and residue, (2) miscellaneous spent nuclear fuel, and (3) uranium fissile wastes. The initial feed materials may contain mixtures of metals, ceramics, amorphous solids, halides, and organics. 14 refs., 4 figs.

  9. LINEARIZED PLASTICITY IS THE EVOLUTIONARY -LIMIT OF FINITE PLASTICITY

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    LINEARIZED PLASTICITY IS THE EVOLUTIONARY -LIMIT OF FINITE PLASTICITY ALEXANDER MIELKE AND ULISSE in plasticity. By taking the small-deformations limit, we prove via -convergence for rate-independent processes plastic evolution by means of a deli- cate recovery sequence construction relating energy and dissipation

  10. The Plastic Ocean Michael Gonsior

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    The Plastic Ocean Michael Gonsior Bonnie Monteleone, William Cooper, Jennifer O'Keefe, Pamela Seaton, and Maureen Conte #12;#12;#12;Plastic does not biodegrade it photo-degrades breaking down is the plastic cheese wrap? Unfortunately, marine creatures mistake plastics in the ocean for food #12

  11. Researchers at the University of Alicante develop a method for recycling plastic with printed ink

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Researchers at the University of Alicante develop a method for recycling plastic with printed ink printed ink on plastic films used in flexible packaging getting a product free from ink and suitable Group, allows the removal of printed ink through a physical-chemical treatment and retrieves the plastic

  12. Miscellaneous Analyses.

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    Adriance, Duncan; Tilson, P. S.; Harrington, H. H.

    1895-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The am ount o f c lay in the ? black w axy" is shown by tlie con ten t Of alum ina to be greater than that in tlie sandy loam . T lie soil from E l Paso was selected from a field in tended for the grow th of fru it trees. CLAYS. The exam... ination o f these was made for a com pany that expected to ex trac t the m etal a lum inum from clay . Complete analyses were made in on ly a few eases; since the alum ina and lim e were the two principal in ? gred ien ts wanted , other...

  13. Electronics Come of Age: A Taxonomy for Miscellaneous and Low Power Products

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    Nordman, Bruce; Sanchez, Marla C.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    heating, point of use tank Traditional End Uses HVAC Lighting, residential Air conditioning, central Air conditioning, heat pump

  14. U.S. Residential Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products: Results from Amazon Mechanical Turk Surveys

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    Greenblatt, Jeffery B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Outlook 2012 estimate of 116.1 million households (EIA, 2012), the number of households with wine/

  15. Electronics Come of Age: A Taxonomy for Miscellaneous and Low Power Products

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nordman, Bruce; Sanchez, Marla C.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    central Air conditioning, heat pump Air conditioning, room/unit — any fuel type), central air conditioning, heat pumpair conditioner (room or wall unit) Tank units (electric, gas, heat pump,

  16. Electronics Come of Age: A Taxonomy for Miscellaneous and Low Power Products

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    Nordman, Bruce; Sanchez, Marla C.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    All You're Saving. Australia's Standby Power Strategy 2002-All You're Saving. Australia's Standby Power Strategy 2002-

  17. Electronics Come of Age: A Taxonomy for Miscellaneous and Low Power Products

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nordman, Bruce; Sanchez, Marla C.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurement of Consumer Electronics. August. In ProceedingsNordman, Bruce. 2004. Electronics: The New Major ElectricityEnergy Use of Consumer Electronics in at the end of the

  18. 2015-03-26: Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products; Notice of Intent to

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently20,000 RussianBy:Whether you're a16-17, 2015 | Department of

  19. ,"Miscellaneous States Dry Natural Gas Expected Future Production (Billion Cubic Feet)"

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;NetPriceNonassociatedSummary"ShaleCoalbedDry Natural Gas

  20. ,"Miscellaneous States Natural Gas Plant Liquids, Expected Future Production (Million Barrels)"

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;NetPriceNonassociatedSummary"ShaleCoalbedDry

  1. H2A Delivery: Miscellaneous Cost and H2 Losses | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGrid Integration0-1 MarchH-TankModels andMiscellaneous Cost

  2. accompanies late-phase plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    can be resistant to chemicals. Consider all of the cleaning products that are packaged in plastic containers. 2. Polymers can be both thermal and electrical insulators. Thermal...

  3. Adaptive Plasticity and Plasticity as an Adaptation: A Selective Review of Plasticity in Animal Morphology and Life History

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    Gotthard, Karl

    Adaptive Plasticity and Plasticity as an Adaptation: A Selective Review of Plasticity in Animal wide-ranging. All key REVIEW references should be cited. A summary is required. Adaptive plasticity and plasticity as an adaptation: a selective review of plasticity in animal morphology and life history Karl

  4. Nottingham Trent University Plastic Recycling

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    Evans, Paul

    5015/03/08 Nottingham Trent University Plastic Recycling Water and fizzy drinks bottles Contaminated plastic (food, fluids, etc.) Oil containers Toxic chemical containers Metal strips or fasteners Carrier bags and bin liners Margarine tubs, wall coverings Yoghurt pots, egg cartons, plastic packaging

  5. Actinide partitioning-transmutation program final report. IV. Miscellaneous aspects. [Transport; fuel fabrication; decay; policy; economics

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    Alexander, C.W.; Croff, A.G.

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses seven aspects of actinide partitioning-transmutation (P-T) which are important in any complete evaluation of this waste treatment option but which do not fall within other major topical areas concerning P-T. The so-called miscellaneous aspects considered are (1) the conceptual design of a shipping cask for highly neutron-active fresh and spent P-T fuels, (2) the possible impacts of P-T on mixed-oxide fuel fabrication, (3) alternatives for handling the existing and to-be-produced spent fuel and/or wastes until implementation of P-T, (4) the decay and dose characteristics of P-T and standard reactor fuels, (5) the implications of P-T on currently existing nuclear policy in the United States, (6) the summary costs of P-T, and (7) methods for comparing the risks, costs, and benefits of P-T.

  6. Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Weaver, Paul F. (Golden, CO); Maness, Pin-Ching (Golden, CO)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into a bioplastic suitable for use as a biodegradable plastic. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for production of useful biodegradable plastic polymer.

  7. Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Weaver, P.F.; Pinching Maness.

    1993-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into a bioplastic suitable for use as a biodegradable plastic. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for production of useful biodegradable plastic polymer. 3 figures.

  8. Redesigning Process Cooling Systems in the Plastics Industry

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    Anderson, G. R.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    towers during the winter. Lifetime’s electric provider, Utah Power, manages a demand side management program (DSM) and hired etc Group, Inc to evaluate the cooling systems for potential energy efficiency improvements. etc Group, Inc and Lifetime... basketball systems in 1973 and became Lifetime Products in 1986. Lifetime introduced the first blow-molded plastic table in 1995. In the 120,000 square foot Clearfield, UT facility discussed in this paper, Lifetime blow molds plastic folding tables...

  9. Retrofit for Plastic Resin Driers

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    Joseph, B.; Thuro, G.

    RETROFIT FOR PLASTIC RESIN DRIERS BABU JOSEPH PH.D. Supervising Engineer Southern California Edison Company, Irwindale, California GEORGE THURO Thuro, & Associates, Costa Mesa, California Plastic resins used in injection molding have... installation of dew point meters and a programmable controller to tailor the regeneration cycle to the required dew point temperature. Background It was estimated that there are about 450 plastic processors in the Southern California Edison service...

  10. Fabrication of plastic biochips

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    Saaem, Ishtiaq; Ma, Kuo-Sheng; Alam, S. Munir; Tian Jingdong [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Department of Medicine and Human Vaccine Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States)

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A versatile surface functionalization procedure based on rf magnetron sputtering of silica was performed on poly(methylmethacrylate), polycarbonate, polypropylene, and cyclic olefin copolymers (Topas 6015). The hybrid thermoplastic surfaces were characterized by x-ray photoelectron spectrometer analysis and contact angle measurements. The authors then used these hybrid materials to perform a sandwich assay targeting an HIV-1 antibody using fluorescent detection and biotinylated peptides immobilized using the bioaffinity of biotin-neutravidin. They found a limit of detection similar to arrays on glass surfaces and believed that this plastic biochip platform may be used for the development of disposable immunosensing and diagnostic applications.

  11. Feedlot performance, carcass characteristics and efficiency of production for American Wagyu-Angus crossbred cattle produced for the Japanese market

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    Barker, Bryan Paul

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 35 12 Estimated cost of production less tariffs and miscellaneous charges by treatment 37 13 Estimated loss for the production of both treatments including tariffs and miscellaneous charges, 38 LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES Table Page Al Ingredient... reduction of their beef import restrictions. This would be accomplished by increasing the import quota between 1988 and 1991 by 60, 000 t annually. Then on April 1, 1991, the import quota was removed and replaced with a 70% tariff. The tariff would...

  12. Waste Toolkit A-Z Plastic bags

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    Melham, Tom

    Waste Toolkit A-Z Plastic bags Can I recycle plastic bags? No. At the moment you can't recycle plastic bags in the University recycling. Instead, choose alternatives to plastic bags when shopping have to use a cotton bag 131 times to ensure it has lower global warming potential than a plastic

  13. Waste Toolkit A-Z Plastic Grundon

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    Melham, Tom

    Waste Toolkit A-Z Plastic ­ Grundon Also see `Swap Shop' and `Office Recycling ­ Grundon' in the Waste Toolkit A-Z How can I recycle plastic? There are lots of different types of plastic. Typically, waste contractors can only recycle PETE plastic and HDPE plastic. The University's preferred waste

  14. FIRST EXPERIMENTS WITH THE PLASTIC BALL

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    Gutbrod, H.H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FIRST EXPERIMENTS WITH THE PLASTIC BALL H.H. Gutbrod, A.scheme for one module Plastic Soil Response (based on protonS Ropidity ——» Fig. 3. Plastic Ball acceptance in the plane

  15. PLASTIC DEFORMATIONPLASTIC DEFORMATION Modes of Deformation

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    Subramaniam, Anandh

    PLASTIC DEFORMATIONPLASTIC DEFORMATION Modes of Deformation The Uniaxial Tension Test Mechanisms underlying Plastic Deformation Strengthening mechanisms Mechanical Metallurgy George E Dieter McClick here to know about all the mechanisms by which materials fail #12;Slip (Dislocation motion) Plastic

  16. DIVISION 6 -WOOD AND PLASTICS 06000 GENERAL

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    DIVISION 6 - WOOD AND PLASTICS ________________________________________________________________________ 06000 GENERAL 1. For both woods and plastics, special attention is called to matters of flame spread-dried. 3. For exterior wood or plastic framed structures, see Division 4 for dimensions of Sample Panel

  17. Developmental Plasticity Links Local Adaptation and Evolutionary

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    Badyaev, Alex

    Developmental Plasticity Links Local Adaptation and Evolutionary Diversification in Foraging, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Developmental plasticity is thought to reconcile the constraining role morphology into adulthood, providing an opportunity to directly examine the links between plasticity of bone

  18. Development of an Energy-Savings Calculation Methodology for Residential Miscellaneous Electric Loads: Preprint

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    Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to meet whole-house energy savings targets beyond 50% in residential buildings, it will be essential that new technologies and systems approaches be developed to address miscellaneous electric loads (MELs). These MELs are comprised of the small and diverse collection of energy-consuming devices found in homes, including what are commonly known as plug loads (televisions, stereos, microwaves), along with all hard-wired loads that do not fit into other major end-use categories (doorbells, security systems, garage door openers). MELs present special challenges because their purchase and operation are largely under the control of the occupants. If no steps are taken to address MELs, they can constitute 40-50% of the remaining source energy use in homes that achieve 60-70% whole-house energy savings, and this percentage is likely to increase in the future as home electronics become even more sophisticated and their use becomes more widespread. Building America (BA), a U.S. Department of Energy research program that targets 50% energy savings by 2015 and 90% savings by 2025, has begun to identify and develop advanced solutions that can reduce MELs.

  19. TRADE (Training Resources and Data Exchange) technical training programs inventory: Volume IV, Craft programs, miscellaneous programs

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    Not Available

    1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a continuing effort to facilitate communications and resource exchange among the DOE contractors, the TRADE (Training Resources and Data Exchange) Committee composed of representatives from 10 DOE contractors, has compiled the Training Programs Inventories. Taken together there are over 2700 courses that reflect the range and focus of in-house training programs being offered throughour the DOE GOCO system by approximately 49 contractors. The Technical Training Programs Inventories include those programs or courses designed specifically for in-house employees and which provide development and practical information about job-related subjects not included in the nontechnical training area. The focus of the Inventories has been on targeted audiences, resources, and course design. The contact person has been listed with each course to encourage the use of the inventories and facilitate the excchange of information between GOCOs through a peer-to-peer exchange between training personnel of various contractors. This publication contains 140 courses focusing on crafts programs and miscellanous programs at all levels. Information of the inventories is available on the DOE Integrated Technical Information System (ITIS) as the TRD file.

  20. We Need to Talk... Developing Communicating Power Supplies to Monitor & Control Miscellaneous Electric Loads

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    Weber, Andrew; Lanzisera, Steven; Liao, Anna; Meier, Alan

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Plug loads represent 30percent of total electricity use in residential buildings. Significant energy savings would result from an accurate understanding of which miscellaneous electric devices are using energy, at what time, and in what quantity. Commercially available plug load monitoring and control solutions replace or limit the attached device's native controls - forcing the user to adapt to a separate set of controls associated with the monitoring and control hardware. A better solution is integration of these capabilities at the power supply level. In this paper, we demonstrate a method achieving this integration. Our solution allows unobtrusive power monitoring and control while retaining native device control features. Further, our prototype enables intelligent behaviors by allowing devices to respond to the state of one another automatically. The CPS enables energy savings while demonstrating an added level of functionality to the user. If CPS technology became widespread in devices, a combination of automated and human interactive solutions would enable high levels of energy savings in buildings.

  1. Rhythms and plasticity: television temporality at home

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    Irani, Lilly; Jeffries, Robin; Knight, Andrea

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    priority. Plastic television watching did not demand com-and domestic demands [5]. 5.7 Nearly plastic Many of the

  2. High Performance Plastic DSSC | ANSER Center | Argonne-Northwestern...

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

    High Performance Plastic DSSC Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > High Performance Plastic DSSC...

  3. Plasticity of sandwich beam withPlasticity of sandwich beam withPlasticity of sandwich beam withPlasticity of sandwich beam with metallic foam coremetallic foam coremetallic foam coremetallic foam core

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    Luo, Xiaoyu

    Plasticity of sandwich beam withPlasticity of sandwich beam withPlasticity of sandwich beam withPlasticity-- · Plasticity of lightweight sandwich structures, 2006 --Plasticity of lightweight sandwich structures, 2006 --Plasticity of lightweight sandwich structures, 2006 --Plasticity of lightweight sandwich structures, 2006

  4. Plastic wastes as modifiers of the thermoplasticity of coal

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    M.A. Diez; C. Barriocanal; R. Alvarez [Instituto Nacional del Carbon (INCAR), Oviedo (Spain)

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic waste recycling represents a major challenge in environmental protection with different routes now available for dealing with mechanical, chemical, and energy recycling. New concepts in plastic waste recycling have emerged so that now such wastes can be used to replace fossil fuels, either as an energy source or as a secondary raw material. Our objective is to explore the modification of the thermoplastic properties of coal in order to assess the possibility of adding plastic waste to coal for the production of metallurgical coke. Two bituminous coals of different rank and thermoplastic properties were used as a base component of blends with plastic wastes such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), and acrilonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS). In all cases, the addition of plastic waste led to a reduction in Gieseler maximum fluidity, the extent of the reduction depending on the fluidity of the base coal, and the amount, the molecular structure, and the thermal behavior of the polymer. As a consequence, the amount of volatile matter released by the plastic waste before, during, and after the maximum fluidity of the coal and the hydrogen-donor and hydrogen-acceptor capacities of the polymer were concluded to be key factors in influencing the extent of the reduction in fluidity and the development of anisotropic carbons. The incorporation of the plastic to the carbon matrix was clearly established in semicokes produced from blends of a high-fluid coal and the plastic tested by SEM examination. 42 refs., 10 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. Indentation of plastically graded materials

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    Choi, In-Suk, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The introduction of certain controlled gradients in plastic properties is known to promote resistance to the onset of damage at contact surfaces during some tribological applications. Gradients in composition, microstructure ...

  6. Re-usability of plastics

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    Bonas, Calvin (Calvin A.)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A research project was designed in order to learn more about the quality of recycled plastics when compared to new material. The study was carried out by researching and learning about how the recycling process operates. ...

  7. Memory stability and synaptic plasticity 

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    Billings, Guy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerous experiments have demonstrated that the activity of neurons can alter the strength of excitatory synapses. This synaptic plasticity is bidirectional and synapses can be strengthened (potentiation) or weakened ...

  8. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Sustainable alternatives to traditional plastics and conventional plastic waste

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    to traditional plastics and conventional plastic waste management in the agricultural setting of the UBC Farm alternatives to traditional plastics and conventional plastic waste management in the agricultural setting ................................................................................................................. 9 Agricultural plastics

  9. THE AGE OF PLASTIC INGENUITY + RESPONSIBILITY

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    Mathis, Wayne N.

    THE AGE OF PLASTIC INGENUITY + RESPONSIBILITY An Interdisciplinary Symposium Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age...and now the Age of Plastic. The Smithsonian Institution is leveraging its collections--arguably the world's greatest repository of plastic material culture--to investigate the significance of plastic, its

  10. Plastic bottles > Remove lids (not recyclable)

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    Brierley, Andrew

    Plastic bottles Please: > Remove lids (not recyclable) > Empty bottles > Rinse milk bottles, & other bottles if possible > Squash bottles www.st-andrews.ac.uk/estates/environment All types of plastic bottle accepted Clear, opaque and coloured bottles Labels can remain on X No plastic bags X No plastics

  11. Phenotypic Plasticity, Ecophysiology, and Climate Change

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    Saleska, Scott

    9/24/2010 1 Phenotypic Plasticity, Ecophysiology, and Climate Change Loren Albert Image is plasticity?p y · Examples · Limitations to plasticity: Valladares et al. 2007 ·Ecophysiological when the habitat changes? Habitat Tracking Ackerly 2003 #12;9/24/2010 3 Evolution Plasticity #12

  12. Plastics Engineering UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Track

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    Plastics Engineering UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Track Fall 2013 and Beyond Freshman Year Sophomore Year/Fall Semester Cr Sophomore/Spring Semester 26.001 Plastics Safety Lecture 0 26.002 Plastics Safety Lecture 0 26.201 Polymeric Materials I 3 26.202 Polymeric Materials II 3 26.215 Plastics Proc. Eng

  13. TTUAB PLASTIC & ALUMINUM RECYCLING PROTOCOL 2013 What Plastic Do We Recycle?

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    Rock, Chris

    TTUAB PLASTIC & ALUMINUM RECYCLING PROTOCOL 2013 What Plastic Do We Recycle? TTUAB has taken on the responsibility of recycling ALL plastics (#1 through #7) by placing a yellow TTUAB Plastic Recycling bin on each and in LH100. Technically, we are only responsible for aforementioned plastics and aluminum. However, any

  14. TTUAB PLASTIC & ALUMINUM RECYCLING PROTOCOL Fall 2012 What Plastic Do We Recycle?

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    Rock, Chris

    TTUAB PLASTIC & ALUMINUM RECYCLING PROTOCOL ­ Fall 2012 What Plastic Do We Recycle? TTUAB has taken on the responsibility of recycling #1 PET and #2 HDPE plastics by placing a yellow TTUAB Plastic Recycling bin on each. Technically, we are only responsible for aforementioned plastics and aluminum. However, any trash or other

  15. TTUAB PLASTIC RECYCLING PROTOCOL Fall 2011 What Plastic Do We Recycle?

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    Rock, Chris

    TTUAB PLASTIC RECYCLING PROTOCOL ­ Fall 2011 What Plastic Do We Recycle? TTUAB has taken on the responsibility of recycling #1 PET and #2 HDPE plastics by placing a yellow TTUAB Plastic Recycling bin on each floor. Technically, we are only responsible for aforementioned plastics. However, any trash or other

  16. Color Matching for PlasticsColor Matching for Plastics Bill CheethamBill Cheetham

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    Watson, Ian

    1 Color Matching for PlasticsColor Matching for Plastics Bill CheethamBill Cheetham GeneralIndustrial Systems Information ServicesInformation Services Medical SystemsMedical Systems PlasticsPlastics Power Electric Global Research Applications ­ GE Plastics · FormTool - lab color matching tool · Color

  17. Plastics and elastomers: Mining applications. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association database). NewSearch

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    Not Available

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the development and applications of plastic and elastomer materials and products used in mining operations. Applications include conveyor belting, ventilating equipment, tunnel construction and drainage, and metal corrosion protection. Some attention is given to heavy-duty vehicle tires. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  18. Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 547: Miscellaneous Contaminated Waste Sites, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This Closure Report (CR) presents information supporting closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 547, Miscellaneous Contaminated Waste Sites, and provides documentation supporting the completed corrective actions and confirmation that closure objectives for CAU 547 were met. This CR complies with the requirements of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) that was agreed to by the State of Nevada; the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management; the U.S. Department of Defense; and DOE, Legacy Management (FFACO, 1996 as amended). CAU 547 consists of the following three Corrective Action Sites (CASs), located in Areas 2, 3, and 9 of the Nevada National Security Site: (1) CAS 02-37-02, Gas Sampling Assembly; (2) CAS 03-99-19, Gas Sampling Assembly; AND (3) CAS 09-99-06, Gas Sampling Assembly Closure activities began in August 2011 and were completed in June 2012. Activities were conducted according to the Corrective Action Decision Document/Corrective Action Plan (CADD/CAP) for CAU 547 (U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office [NNSA/NSO], 2011). The recommended corrective action for the three CASs in CAU 547 was closure in place with administrative controls. The following closure activities were performed: (1) Open holes were filled with concrete; (2) Steel casings were placed over vertical expansion joints and filled with cement; (3) Engineered soil covers were constructed over piping and exposed sections of the gas sampling system components; (4) Fencing, monuments, Jersey barriers, radiological postings, and use restriction (UR) warning signs were installed around the perimeters of the sites; (5) Housekeeping debris was picked up from around the sites and disposed; and (6) Radiological surveys were performed to confirm final radiological postings. UR documentation is included in Appendix D. The post-closure plan was presented in detail in the CADD/CAP for CAU 547 and is included as Appendix F of this report. The requirements are summarized in Section 5.2 of this report. The proposed post-closure requirements consist of visual inspections to determine the condition of postings and radiological surveys to verify contamination has not migrated. NNSA/NSO requests the following: (1) A Notice of Completion from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to NNSA/NSO for closure of CAU 547; and (2) The transfer of CAU 547 from Appendix III to Appendix IV, Closed Corrective Action Units, of the FFACO.

  19. Detecting sub-MeV neutrons in solid plastic scintillator with gamma-ray discrimination

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    Kovash, Michael A.

    We report on recent efforts to design a solid plastic scintillation hodoscope to measure neutron production cross sections at low energies. Our program includes not only the development of the detector itself, but also a ...

  20. Extruded plastic scintillator including inorganic powders

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    Bross, Alan D.; Mellott, Kerry L.; Pla-Dalmau, Anna

    2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for producing a plastic scintillator is disclosed. A plurality of nano-sized particles and one or more dopants can be combined with a plastic material for the formation of a plastic scintillator thereof. The nano-sized particles, the dopant and the plastic material can be combined within the dry inert atmosphere of an extruder to produce a reaction that results in the formation of a plastic scintillator thereof and the deposition of energy within the plastic scintillator, such that the plastic scintillator produces light signifying the detection of a radiative element. The nano-sized particles can be treated with an inert gas prior to processing the nano-sized particles, the dopant and the plastic material utilizing the extruder. The plastic scintillator can be a neutron-sensitive scintillator, x-ray sensitive scintillator and/or a scintillator for the detection of minimum ionizing particles.

  1. Composition of plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) by direct sampling

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    Martinho, Graca [Departamento de Ciencias e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal); Pires, Ana, E-mail: ana.lourenco.pires@gmail.com [Departamento de Ciencias e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal); Saraiva, Luanha; Ribeiro, Rita [Departamento de Ciencias e Engenharia do Ambiente, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The article shows WEEE plastics characterization from a recycling unit in Portugal. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The recycling unit has low machinery, with hand sorting of plastics elements. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Most common polymers are PS, ABS, PC/ABS, HIPS and PP. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Most plastics found have no identification of plastic type or flame retardants. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ecodesign is still not practiced for EEE, with repercussions in end of life stage. - Abstract: This paper describes a direct analysis study carried out in a recycling unit for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Portugal to characterize the plastic constituents of WEEE. Approximately 3400 items, including cooling appliances, small WEEE, printers, copying equipment, central processing units, cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors and CRT televisions were characterized, with the analysis finding around 6000 kg of plastics with several polymer types. The most common polymers are polystyrene, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, polycarbonate blends, high-impact polystyrene and polypropylene. Additives to darken color are common contaminants in these plastics when used in CRT televisions and small WEEE. These additives can make plastic identification difficult, along with missing polymer identification and flame retardant identification marks. These drawbacks contribute to the inefficiency of manual dismantling of WEEE, which is the typical recycling process in Portugal. The information found here can be used to set a baseline for the plastics recycling industry and provide information for ecodesign in electrical and electronic equipment production.

  2. Plastics' Color Problem: How a New Device Will Prevent Waste...

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

    key facts? Commercial plastics made at 752 degrees Fahrenheit and 2,000 psi Conventional plastic color detectors break at high temps and pressures Plastics with incorrect colors,...

  3. Shrink-Induced Superhydrophobic and Antibacterial Surfaces in Consumer Plastics

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    Freschauf, Lauren R; McLane, Jolie; Sharma, Himanshu; Khine, Michelle; Bansal, Vipul

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transformation of a Simple Plastic into a Superhydrophobic2005) Biocompatibility of Plastics. Technical WhitePaper.2011) Hot embossing of plastic microfluidic devices using

  4. MIPP Plastic Ball electronics upgrade

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    Baldin, Boris; /Fermilab

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An upgrade electronics design for Plastic Ball detector is described. The Plastic Ball detector was a part of several experiments in the past and its back portion (proposed to be used in MIPP) consists of 340 photomultipliers equipped with a sandwich scintillator. The scintillator sandwich has fast and slow signal component with decay times 10 ns and 1 {micro}s respectively. The upgraded MIPP experiment will collect up to 12,000 events during each 4 second spill and read them out in {approx}50 seconds between spills. The MIPP data acquisition system will employ deadtime-less concept successfully implemented in Muon Electronics of Dzero experiment at Fermilab. An 8-channel prototype design of the Plastic Ball Front End (PBFE) implementing these requirements is discussed. Details of the schematic design, simulation and prototype test results are discussed.

  5. Polishing compound for plastic surfaces

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    Stowell, M.S.

    1995-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A polishing compound for plastic surfaces is disclosed. The compound contains by weight approximately 4 to 17 parts at least one petroleum distillate lubricant, 1 to 6 parts mineral spirits, 2.5 to 15 parts abrasive particles, and 2.5 to 10 parts water. The abrasive is tripoli or a similar material that contains fine particles silica. Preferably, most of the abrasive particles are less than approximately 10 microns, more preferably less than approximately 5 microns in size. The compound is used on PLEXIGLAS{trademark}, LEXAN{trademark}, LUCITE{trademark}, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and similar plastic materials whenever a smooth, clear polished surface is desired. 5 figs.

  6. Polishing compound for plastic surfaces

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Stowell, Michael S. (New Ellenton, SC)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A polishing compound for plastic surfaces. The compound contains by weight approximately 4 to 17 parts at least one petroleum distillate lubricant, 1 to 6 parts mineral spirits, 2.5 to 15 parts abrasive particles, and 2.5 to 10 parts water. The abrasive is tripoli or a similar material that contains fine particles silica. Preferably, most of the abrasive particles are less than approximately 10 microns, more preferably less than approximately 5 microns in size. The compound is used on PLEXIGLAS.TM., LEXAN.TM., LUCITE.TM., polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and similar plastic materials whenever a smooth, clear polished surface is desired.

  7. Polishing compound for plastic surfaces

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Stowell, M.S.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A polishing compound for plastic surfaces is disclosed. The compound contains by weight approximately 4 to 17 parts at least one petroleum distillate lubricant, 1 to 6 parts mineral spirits, 2.5 to 15 parts abrasive particles, and 2.5 to 10 parts water. The abrasive is tripoli or a similar material that contains colloidal silica. Preferably, most of the abrasive particles are less than approximately 10 microns, more preferably less than approximately 5 microns in size. The compound is used on PLEXIGLAS{sup TM}, LEXAN{sup TM}, LUCITE{sup TM}, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and similar plastic materials whenever a smooth, clear polished surface is desired.

  8. Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 121: Storage Tanks and Miscellaneous Sites, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 121 is identified in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) (1996, as amended February 2008) as Storage Tanks and Miscellaneous Sites. CAU 121 consists of the following three Corrective Action Sites (CASs) located in Area 12 of the Nevada Test Site, which is approximately 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada: (1) CAS 12-01-01, Aboveground Storage Tank; (2) CAS 12-01-02, Aboveground Storage Tank; and (3) CAS 12-22-26, Drums; 2 AST's. CAU 121 closure activities were conducted according to the FFACO and the Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration Plan for CAU 121 (U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, 2007). Field work took place from February through September 2008. Samples were collected to determine the path forward to close each site. Closure activities were completed as defined in the plan based on sample analytical results and site conditions. No contaminants of concern (COCs) were present at CAS 12-01-01; therefore, no further action was chosen as the corrective action alternative. As a best management practice (BMP), the empty aboveground storage tank (AST) was removed and disposed as sanitary waste. At CAS 12-01-02, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were present above the preliminary action level (PAL) in the soil beneath the AST that could possibly have originated from the AST contents. Therefore, PCBs were considered COCs, and the site was clean closed by excavating and disposing of soil containing PCBs. Approximately 5 cubic yards (yd{sup 3}) of soil were excavated and disposed as petroleum hydrocarbon PCB remediation waste, and approximately 13 yd3 of soil were excavated and disposed as PCB remediation waste. Cleanup samples were collected to confirm that the remaining soil did not contain PCBs above the PAL. Other compounds detected in the soil above PALs (i.e., total petroleum hydrocarbons [TPH] and semi-volatile organic compounds [SVOCs]) were determined to not likely have originated from the tank. Additional sample results showed that the compounds were likely present as a result of degraded asphalt around the adjacent, active water tank and not from the abandoned AST; therefore, they were not considered COCs. As a BMP, the empty AST was removed and disposed as sanitary waste. No COCs were present at CAS 12-22-26; therefore, no further action was chosen as the corrective action alternative. Although TPH was present at concentrations that exceeded the PAL, the volatile organic compound and SVOC hazardous constituents of TPH did not exceed the final action levels (FALs); therefore, TPH was not considered a COC. As a BMP, the empty AST was removed and disposed as sanitary waste. Closure activities generated sanitary waste, petroleum hydrocarbon PCB remediation waste, PCB remediation waste, and hazardous waste. Waste was appropriately managed and disposed. Waste that is currently staged on site is being appropriately managed and will be disposed under approved waste profiles in permitted landfills. Waste minimization activities included waste characterization sampling and segregation of waste streams.

  9. By-Products Utilization

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    Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

    Center for By-Products Utilization PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE CONTAINING SCRAP TIRE RUBBER in a variety of rubber and plastic products, thermal incineration of waste tires for production of electricity rubber in asphalt mixes, (ii) thermal incineration of worn-out tires for the production of electricity

  10. Plasticity of Dendritic Excitability Andreas Frick,* Daniel Johnstony

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    Johnston, Daniel

    Plasticity of Dendritic Excitability Andreas Frick,* Daniel Johnstony Baylor College of Medicine function display plasticity under diverse circumstances such as neuromo- dulation, adaptation, learning­115, 2005 Keywords: intrinsic plasticity; synaptic plasticity; long- term potentiation (LTP); dendrite

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

  12. Influence of plasticizer molecular weight on plasticizer retention in PVC geomembranes

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    PROOFS Influence of plasticizer molecular weight on plasticizer retention in PVC geomembranes T. D, accepted 31 October 2004 ABSTRACT: Plasticizers are used to make PVC flexible so it can be used as a geomembrane. Plasticizers can migrate from PVC geomembranes over time because of contact with air, liquid, and

  13. Optimal phenotypic plasticity in a stochastic environment 1 Optimal phenotypic plasticity in a stochastic environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Optimal phenotypic plasticity in a stochastic environment 1 Optimal phenotypic plasticity.coquillard@unice.fr ; phone: #33 4 92 38 64 30 Abstract This paper addresses the question of optimal phenotypic plasticity expense of plasticity, and benefit is fitness. The dispersion matrix of the genes' response (H = ln

  14. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SEMI-RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING)

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SEMI-RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING) IN FOOD, NUTRITION, & PACKAGING SCIENCES/rigid plastics packaging. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate in university teaching, experience in designing and implementing semi-rigid/rigid plastics research, a record

  15. Plasticity in FEniCS Piotr Minakowski

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Plasticity in FEniCS Piotr Minakowski Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, University@karlin.mff.cuni.cz SEMIN´AR O SOFTWARU PRO GEOFYZIKY aneb Jednooc´i slep´ym #12;Outline Plasticity Introduction Computational Methods Fluid Model of Crystal Plasticity Motivations Model Kirchhoff stress Numerical treatment

  16. Neural Plasticity of Development and Learning

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    Gabrieli, John

    Neural Plasticity of Development and Learning Galvan, 2010 Presented by Kristen Morin and Sunil Patel I. Defining Development and Learning II. Neural Plasticity III. Progressive and Regressive Changes with Learning IV. Plasticity of Developmental Timing V. Neural Mechanism- Same or Different? VI. Methodological

  17. Reversibleirreversible plasticity transition in twinned copper nanopillars

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    Ghoniem, Nasr M.

    Reversible­irreversible plasticity transition in twinned copper nanopillars J.A. Brown, N 31 October 2009 Abstract Through computer simulations, we show that plasticity in twinned copper nanopillar under compression, plastic deformation can be totally reversed when rR is in the range 0:5 6 rR 6

  18. Synaptic plasticity and memory Richard Kempter

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    Kempter, Richard

    Synaptic plasticity and memory Richard Kempter 1,2,3 & Dietmar Schmitz 2,3 1 Institute in the central nervous system. In its most general form, the "synaptic plasticity and memory hypothesis" states, and that synaptic plasticity is both necessary and sufficient for the storage of information underlying

  19. Plasticity of Metal Nanowires Christopher R. Weinberger

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    Cai, Wei

    Plasticity of Metal Nanowires Christopher R. Weinberger Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque-4040 (Dated: November 24, 2011) Abstract The mechanisms of plasticity in metal naowires with diameters below 100 nm are reviewed. At these length scales, plasticity in face-centered-cubic metals subjected

  20. PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY Functional and Conceptual Approaches

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    DeWitt, Thomas J.

    PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY Functional and Conceptual Approaches Edited by Thomas J. DeWitt Samuel M. A great breadth of ideas fall under the rubric of phenotypic plasticity, and this book is designed these diverse ideas under an intentionally broad definition of plasticity: environment-dependent phenotype

  1. NUMERICAL APPROACHES TO THERMALLY COUPLED PERFECT PLASTICITY

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    Bartels, Soeren

    NUMERICAL APPROACHES TO THERMALLY COUPLED PERFECT PLASTICITY S¨OREN BARTELS AND TOM´AS ROUB at small strains exhibiting also stress-driven Prandtl-Reuss perfect plasticity are considered limit passage. Keywords: Thermodynamics, Prandtl-Reuss plasticity, Kelvin-Voigt rheology, thermal

  2. Recent USGS Publications, Information, and Products that may be of interest to Texas Miscellaneous Announcements and Information

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    ://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3916 Austin Coal-Tar Sealant Ban Leads to Decline in PAHs http Week ­ A Tribut(ary) to Water http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/earth-week-a-tributary-to-water/ Technical Announcement USGS Releases New National Produced Waters Geochemical Database http

  3. When Function Follows Form: Plastic Solar Cells | ANSER Center...

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    When Function Follows Form: Plastic Solar Cells Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > When Function Follows Form: Plastic Solar Cells...

  4. Production

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    Algae production R&D focuses on exploring resource use and availability, algal biomass development and improvements, characterizing algal biomass components, and the ecology and engineering of...

  5. Technical specifications for mechanical recycling of agricultural plastic waste

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    Briassoulis, D., E-mail: briassou@aua.gr; Hiskakis, M.; Babou, E.

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • Technical specifications for agricultural plastic wastes (APWs) recycling proposed. • Specifications are the base for best economical and environmental APW valorisation. • Analysis of APW reveals inherent characteristics and constraints of APW streams. • Thorough survey on mechanical recycling processes and industry as it applies to APW. • Specifications for APW recycling tested, adjusted and verified through pilot trials. - Abstract: Technical specifications appropriate for the recycling of agricultural plastic wastes (APWs), widely accepted by the recycling industry were developed. The specifications establish quality standards to be met by the agricultural plastics producers, users and the agricultural plastic waste management chain. They constitute the base for the best economical and environmental valorisation of the APW. The analysis of the APW streams conducted across Europe in the framework of the European project “LabelAgriWaste” revealed the inherent characteristics of the APW streams and the inherent constraints (technical or economical) of the APW. The APW stream properties related to its recycling potential and measured during pilot trials are presented and a subsequent universally accepted simplified and expanded list of APW recycling technical specifications is proposed and justified. The list includes two sets of specifications, applied to two different quality categories of recyclable APW: one for pellet production process (“Quality I”) and another one for plastic profile production process (“Quality II”). Parameters that are taken into consideration in the specifications include the APW physical characteristics, contamination, composition and degradation. The proposed specifications are focused on polyethylene based APW that represents the vast majority of the APW stream. However, the specifications can be adjusted to cover also APW of different materials (e.g. PP or PVC) that are found in very small quantities in protected cultivations in Europe. The adoption of the proposed specifications could transform this waste stream into a labelled commodity traded freely in the market and will constitute the base for the best economical and environmental valorisation of the APW.

  6. Miscellaneous data for the 1996--1997 sampling and analysis campaigns of the MVST, BVEST, and OHF tank complexes

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    Giaquinto, J.M.; Keller, J.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Mills, T.P. [Kelly Scientific Resources, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting in 1996 and continuing into 1997, there were several major sampling and analysis campaigns undertaken to characterize the contents of the Active Liquid Low-Level Waste (LLLW) tanks located at ORNL and the Old Hydrofracture Facility (OHF) tanks located in Melton Valley within Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 5. The active LLLW tanks include the Melton Valley Storage Tanks (MVST) and the Bethel Valley Evaporator Service Tanks (BVEST). The characterization data obtained for these campaigns are summarized in three earlier ORNL technical reports. Included in these reports are data which addresses waste processing options, performance assessment (PA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), criticality concerns, and DOT requirements for transporting the waste. Also, included is an evaluation of the waste`s characteristics with respect to the waste acceptance criteria (WAC) for WIPP and Nevada Test Site (NTS). As part of these campaigns there were also other miscellaneous tests performed and data collected to address important engineering and remediation issues that were not included in the previous reports. These miscellaneous tests are summarized in this report and include (1) fusion preparations for total anion analysis on selected MVST, BVEST, and OHF sludges, (2) settling tests performed on the BVEST and OHF sludges, (3) dried density data for the MVST sludges, (4) particle size analysis on selected BVEST and OHF sludges, and (5) the analysis of hydroxylamine in the BVEST supernates and sludges. Also, the viscosity and flow curves for BVEST waste are restated in this report using apparent viscosity with further detail included about the flow characteristics that were observed.

  7. Polishing compound for plastic surfaces

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    Stowell, M.S.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is comprised of a polishing compound for plastic materials. The compound includes approximately by approximately by weight 25 to 80 parts at least one petroleum distillate lubricant, 1 to 12 parts mineral spirits, 50 to 155 parts abrasive paste, and 15 to 60 parts water. Preferably, the compound includes approximately 37 to 42 parts at least one petroleum distillate lubricant, up to 8 parts mineral spirits, 95 to 110 parts abrasive paste, and 50 to 55 parts water. The proportions of the ingredients are varied in accordance with the particular application. The compound is used on PLEXIGLAS{trademark}, LEXAN{trademark}, LUCITE{trademark}, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and similar plastic materials whenever a smooth, clear polished surface is desired.

  8. Production

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    Algae production R&D focuses on exploring resource use and availability, algal biomass development and improvements, characterizing algal biomass components, and the ecology and engineering of cultivation systems.

  9. National Plastics Corporation: Energy Assessment Helps Automotive Plastic Parts Maker Save $34,000 Per Year

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    Not Available

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industrial Technologies Program's BestPractices case study based on a comprehensive plant assessment conducted at National Plastics Corporation by ITP's Industrial Assessment Center in conjunction with The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

  10. Rigid-Plastic Approximations for Predicting Plastic Deformation of Cylindrical Shells Subject to Dynamic Loading

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    Hoo Fatt, Michelle S.

    A theoretical approach was developed for predicting the plastic deformation of a cylindrical shell subject to asymmetric dynamic loads. The plastic deformation of the leading generator of the shell is found by solving for ...

  11. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production of copper in 2010 declined by about 5% to 1.12 million

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    --Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Montana--accounted for more than 99% of domestic production; copper also, and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloy products were used in building construction, 49%; electric and mill, thousands 8.4 9.7 11.9 8.3 8.7 Net import reliance 4 as a percentage of apparent consumption 38

  12. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production in 2006 rose to more than 1.2 million tons and was

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    Mexico, Nevada, and Montana--accounted for 99% of domestic production; copper was also recovered at mines, and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloy products were used in building construction, 49%; electric, and metal exchanges 1,030 657 134 66 115 Employment, mine and mill, thousandse 7.0 6.8 7.0 7.0 7.2 Net

  13. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production in 2005 fell nominally to 1.15 million tons and was

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    Mexico, Nevada, and Montana, accounted for 99% of domestic production; copper was also recovered at mines, and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloy products were used in building construction, 49%; electric exchanges 952 1,030 657 134 70 Employment, mine and mill, thousands 8.2 7.0 6.8 7.0 7.0 Net import reliance4

  14. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production in 2008 increased by about 12% to 1.3 million tons and

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    --Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana--accounted for more than 99% of domestic production; copper also, and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloy products were used in building construction, 49%; electric, mine and mill, thousands 6.4 7.0 8.4 9.7 11.2 Net import reliance4 as a percentage of apparent

  15. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production in 2007 declined nominally to 1.19 million tons, but its

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    --Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana--accounted for 99% of domestic production; copper was also, and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloy products were used in building construction, 51%; electric, mine and mill, thousandse 6.8 7.0 7.0 7.2 7.3 Net import reliance4 as a percentage of apparent

  16. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Domestic mine production in 2009 declined by about 9% to 1.2 million tons and its

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    --Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana--accounted for more than 99% of domestic production; copper also, and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloy products were used in building construction, 50%; electric and mill, thousands 7.0 8.4 9.7 11.9 9.1 Net import reliance4 as a percentage of apparent consumption 42 38

  17. Method to separate and recover oil and plastic from plastic contaminated with oil

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    Smith, H.M.; Bohnert, G.W.; Olson, R.B.; Hand, T.E.

    1998-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a method to separate and recover oils and recyclable plastic from plastic contaminated with oil. The invention utilizes the different solubility of oil in a liquid or supercritical fluid as compared to a gas to effect separation of the oil from the plastic. 3 figs.

  18. Method to separate and recover oil and plastic from plastic contaminated with oil

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    Smith, Henry M. (Overland Park, KS); Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Olson, Ronald B. (Kansas City, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee's Summit, MO)

    1998-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a method to separate and recover oils and recyclable plastic from plastic contaminated with oil. The invention utilizes the different solubility of oil in as liquid or supercritical fluid as compared to a gas to effect separation of the oil from the plastic.

  19. Materials Science and Engineering A 445446 (2007) 186192 Plastic instabilities and dislocation densities during plastic

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials Science and Engineering A 445­446 (2007) 186­192 Plastic instabilities and dislocation densities during plastic deformation in Al­Mg alloys Gyozo Horv´ath, Nguyen Q. Chinh, Jeno Gubicza, J 2006 Abstract Plastic deformation of Al­Mg alloys were investigated by analyzing the stress

  20. Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 WHEN PLASTICITY?

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July, 2007 WHEN PLASTICITY? Chris MORLEY Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK Keywords: concrete, plasticity, cracking, flow, size effect, fibre reinforcement 1 BACKGROUND The need for adequate

  1. THE RESPONSE OF SOLIDS TO ELASTIC/ PLASTIC INDENTATION

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    Chiang, S.S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SOLIDS TO ELASTIC/PLASTIC INDENTATION S.S. Chiang, D.B.134. Table I Normalized Plastic Zone Size (B) and Materialken from the elastic/plastic boundary, surface intersection,

  2. CHARGED PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION WITH MODULES OF THE PLASTIC BALL

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    Gutbrod, H.H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WITH MODULES OF THE PLASTIC BALL H.H. Gutbrod, M.R. Maier,WITH MODULES OF THE PLASTIC BALL H.H. Gutbrod, M.R. Maier*,of modules of the Plastic Ball detector for positive pions

  3. Elastic–Plastic Spherical Contact Modeling Including Roughness Effects

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    Li, L.; Etsion, I.; Talke, F. E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A multilevel model for elastic–plastic contact between ajunction growth of an elastic–plastic spherical contact. J.nite element based elastic–plastic model for the contact of

  4. Developmental plasticity and the evolution of parental effects

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    Richner, Heinz

    Developmental plasticity and the evolution of parental effects Tobias Uller Edward Grey Institute for evolutionary biologists is to understand how developmental plasticity can influence the evolutionary process. Devel- opmental plasticity frequently involves parental effects, which might enable adaptive and context

  5. Castable plastic mold with electroplatable base

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    Domeier, Linda A.; Morales, Alfredo M.; Gonzales, Marcela G.; Keifer, Patrick M.

    2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A sacrificial plastic mold having an electroplatable backing is provided as are methods of making such a mold via the infusion of a castable liquid formulation through a porous metal substrate (sheet, screen, mesh or foam) and into the features of a micro-scale master mold. Upon casting and demolding, the porous metal substrate is embedded within the cast formulation and projects a plastic structure with features determined by the mold tool. The plastic structure provides a sacrificial plastic mold mechanically bonded to the porous metal substrate, which provides a conducting support suitable for electroplating either contiguous or non-contiguous metal replicates. After electroplating and lapping, the sacrificial plastic can be dissolved, leaving the desired metal structure bonded to the porous metal substrate. Optionally, the electroplated structures may be debonded from the porous substrate by selective dissolution of the porous substrate or a coating thereon.

  6. Sacrificial plastic mold with electroplatable base

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    Domeier, Linda A. (Danville, CA); Hruby, Jill M. (Livermore, CA); Morales, Alfredo M. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A sacrificial plastic mold having an electroplatable backing is provided. One embodiment consists of the infusion of a softened or molten thermoplastic through a porous metal substrate (sheet, screen, mesh or foam) and into the features of a micro-scale molding tool contacting the porous metal substrate. Upon demolding, the porous metal substrate will be embedded within the thermoplastic and will project a plastic structure with features determined by the mold tool. This plastic structure, in turn, provides a sacrificial plastic mold mechanically bonded to the porous metal substrate which provides a conducting support suitable for electroplating either contiguous or non-contiguous metal replicates. After electroplating and lapping, the sacrificial plastic can be dissolved to leave the desired metal structure bonded to the porous metal substrate. Optionally, the electroplated structures may be debonded from the porous substrate by selective dissolution of the porous substrate or a coating thereon.

  7. Sacrificial Plastic Mold With Electroplatable Base

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    Domeier, Linda A. (Danville, CA); Hruby, Jill M. (Livermore, CA); Morales, Alfredo M. (Livermore, CA)

    2005-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A sacrificial plastic mold having an electroplatable backing is provided. One embodiment consists of the infusion of a softened or molten thermoplastic through a porous metal substrate (sheet, screen, mesh or foam) and into the features of a micro-scale molding tool contacting the porous metal substrate. Upon demolding, the porous metal substrate will be embedded within the thermoplastic and will project a plastic structure with features determined by the mold tool. This plastic structure, in turn, provides a sacrificial plastic mold mechanically bonded to the porous metal substrate which provides a conducting support suitable for electroplating either contiguous or non-contiguous metal replicates. After electroplating and lapping, the sacrificial plastic can be dissolved to leave the desired metal structure bonded to the porous metal substrate. Optionally, the electroplated structures may be debonded from the porous substrate by selective dissolution of the porous substrate or a coating thereon.

  8. Fiberglass plastics in power plants

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    Kelley, D. [Ashland Performance Materials (United States)

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRPs) are replacing metal in FGDs, stacks, tanks, cooling towers, piping and other plant components. The article documents the use of FRP in power plants since the 1970s. The largest volume of FRP in North American power plants is for stack liners and ductwork. Absorber vessel shells and internal components comprise the third largest use. The most common FRP absorber vessels are known as jet bubbling reactors (JBRs). One of the largest JBRs at a plant on the Ohio River removes 99% of sulphur dioxide from high sulphur coal flue gas. FRPs last twice as long as wood structures when used for cooling towers and require less maintenance. 1 tab., 2 photos.

  9. Characterization of the plastic substrates, the reflective layers...

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    the plastic substrates, the reflective layers, the adhesives, and the grooves of today's archival-grade Characterization of the plastic substrates, the reflective layers, the...

  10. Economical Remediation of Plastic Waste into Advanced Materials...

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    Economical Remediation of Plastic Waste into Advanced Materials with Coatings Technology available for licensing: An autogenic pyrolysis process to convert plastic waste into...

  11. Plastic Bags to Batteries: A Green Chemistry Solution | Argonne...

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    Plastic Bags to Batteries: A Green Chemistry Solution Share Description Plastic bags are the scourge of roadsides, parking lots and landfills. But chemistry comes to the rescue At...

  12. Plastic flow in solids with interfaces

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    Anurag Gupta; David Steigmann

    2011-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-equilibrium theory of isothermal and diffusionless evolution of incoherent interfaces within a plastically deforming solid is developed. The irreversible dynamics of the interface are driven by its normal motion, incoherency (slip and misorientation), and an intrinsic plastic flow; and purely by plastic deformation in the bulk away from the interface. Using the continuum theory for defect distribution (in bulk and over the interface) we formulate a general kinematical framework, derive relevant balance laws and jump conditions, and prescribe a thermodynamically consistent constitutive/kinetic structure for interface evolution.

  13. Plastic Deformation of 2D Crumpled Wires

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    M A F Gomes; V P Brito; A S O Coelho; C C Donato

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    When a single long piece of elastic wire is injected trough channels into a confining two-dimensional cavity, a complex structure of hierarchical loops is formed. In the limit of maximum packing density, these structures are described by several scaling laws. In this paper it is investigated this packing process but using plastic wires which give origin to completely irreversible structures of different morphology. In particular, it is studied experimentally the plastic deformation from circular to oblate configurations of crumpled wires, obtained by the application of an axial strain. Among other things, it is shown that in spite of plasticity, irreversibility, and very large deformations, scaling is still observed.

  14. Plastic flow in solids with interfaces Anurag Gupta

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Plastic flow in solids with interfaces Anurag Gupta David. J. Steigmann November 22, 2011 Abstract a plastically deforming solid is developed. The irreversible dynamics of the interface are driven by its normal motion, incoherency (slip and misorientation), and an intrinsic plastic flow; and purely by plastic

  15. Plastic strain due to twinning in austenitic TWIP steels

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    Cambridge, University of

    Plastic strain due to twinning in austenitic TWIP steels B. Qin and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia* Twinning induced plasticity steels are austenitic alloys in which mechanical twinning is a prominent deformation, Twinning, Twinning induced plasticity, Automobiles Introduction Mechanical twinning is a plastic

  16. PLASTIC: Providing Lightweight & Adaptable Service Technology for Pervasive Information & Communication

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PLASTIC: Providing Lightweight & Adaptable Service Technology for Pervasive Information@tid.es Abstract The PLASTIC project adopts and revisits service- oriented computing for Beyond 3rd Generation (B3G. Specifically, PLASTIC introduces the PLASTIC platform to enable robust distributed lightweight services in B3G

  17. Seismology of plastic deformation Jero^me Weiss *, Francois Louchet

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    Weiss, Jérôme

    Seismology of plastic deformation Je´ro^me Weiss *, Franc¸ois Louchet Laboratoire de Glaciologie et-free critical picture of dislocational plasticity that challenges the classical continuum models of plasticity rights reserved. Keywords: Acoustic methods; Dislocation dynamics; Plastic deformation; Self

  18. Influence of plastic deformation on bimaterial fault rupture directivity

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    Dmowska, Renata

    Influence of plastic deformation on bimaterial fault rupture directivity Nora DeDontney,1 Elizabeth of the role of the stress state on the distribution of plastic deformation and the direction of preferred in determining the location of plastic deformation. For different orientations, plastic deformation can

  19. Plasticity of opsin gene expression in cichlids from Lake Malawi

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    Carleton, Karen L.

    Plasticity of opsin gene expression in cichlids from Lake Malawi CHRISTOPHER M. HOFMANN, KELLY E. O plasticity has important evolutionary implications. In this study, we examined retinal plasticity in five found that the magnitude of plasticity varied across species. These findings have important implications

  20. Phenotypic Plasticity KAILEN A. MOONEY AND ANURAG A. AGRAWAL

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    Mooney, Kailen A.

    43 FO U R Phenotypic Plasticity KAILEN A. MOONEY AND ANURAG A. AGRAWAL Phenotypic plasticity (Fig. 4.1A). Such plasticity is nearly ubiquitous in nature and occurs in various animal and plant phenotypes, including behavior, physiology, and morphology. Pheno- typic plasticity may be observed as both

  1. Development/Plasticity/Repair Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Control

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    Grau, James

    Development/Plasticity/Repair Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Control Metaplasticity the spinal cord can support several forms of plasticity, including response­outcome (instrumental) learning. This inhibi- tion of plasticity in spinal learning is itself a form of plasticity that requires i

  2. A single hardening elasto-plastic model for Kaolin clay with loading-history-dependent plastic potential function

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    Prashant, Amit

    A single hardening elasto-plastic model for Kaolin clay with loading-history- dependent plastic and failure criteria are found to be strongly dependent on the principal stress rotation angle () and plastic work. A unique plastic potential function determined solely by the current stress state

  3. MediumAlloy ManganeseRich TransformationInduced Plasticity Steels

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    Cambridge, University of

    for strong and ductile alloys containing some 6 wt% of manganese, but with aluminium additions in orderMedium­Alloy Manganese­Rich Transformation­Induced Plasticity Steels D. W. Suha , J. H. Ryua , M. S to permit heat treatments which are amenable to rapid production. However, large concentrations of aluminium

  4. (Data in thousand metric tons of copper content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: U.S. mine production of copper in 2013 increased by 4% to about 1.22 million tons,

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    , and was valued at about $9 billion. Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana--in descending order and miscellaneous consumers. Copper and copper alloys products were used in building construction, 44%; electric 236 270 Employment, mine and mill, thousands 8.3 9.5 10.6 11.5 12.0 Net import reliance 4

  5. Scale Effects in Crystal Plasticity

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    Padubidri Janardhanachar, Guruprasad

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -fine grain (UFG) and nanocrystalline (NC) materials are used extensively in the design of these products. For successful design of these ma- terials a thorough knowledge of materials mechanical properties are necessary. In particular, inelastic material...

  6. Miscellaneous Fees Associate Student

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    Levi, Ran

    ). [Fees for the supervised MD and ChM will be at the standard part-time postgraduate rate] £900 Re

  7. Detailed search Miscellaneous

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    ; Nuclear Fusion France and Japan disagree over outcome of ITER meeting [Date: 2005-05-09] Discussions over the French Minister for Research declared that an agreement had been reached. Japan immediately rejected as a 'technical agreement', which he said had been made at a meeting in Geneva between the head of the Commission

  8. Miscellaneous Proved Nonproducing Reserves

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122 40 Buildingto China (Million Cubic Feet)Commercialper Thousand70 349 350 379724 7 5

  9. Miscellaneous EPA Submittals

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1 SECTION A. Revised:7,A Search4 MiraFacilityEPA

  10. THE PLASTIC BALL - A MULTI-DETECTOR, LARGE SOLID ANGLE SPECTROMETER WITH CHARGED PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION FOR THE BEVALAC

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    Maier, M.R.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of charged particles in a Plastic Ball module. (XBL 7910-of Califomia. THE PLASTIC BALL - A MULTI-DETECTOR, LARGEBerkeley, California Summary PLASTIC 8/>Ll PLASTIC WALL For

  11. PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF CRYSTALS: ANALYTICAL AND COMPUTER SIMULATION STUDIES OF DISLOCATION GLIDE

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    Altintas, Sabri

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Rate Processes in Plastic Deformation of Materials, J. C.PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF CRYSTALS: ANALYTICAL AND COMPUTERCAPTIONS FIGURES - iii - PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF CRYSTALS:

  12. Fabrication method for miniature plastic gripper

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    Benett, W.J.; Krulevitch, P.A.; Lee, A.P.; Northrup, M.A.; Folta, J.A.

    1998-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature plastic gripper is described actuated by inflation of a miniature balloon and method of fabricating same. The gripper is constructed of either heat-shrinkable or heat-expandable plastic tubing and is formed around a mandrel, then cut to form gripper prongs or jaws and the mandrel removed. The gripper is connected at one end with a catheter or tube having an actuating balloon at its tip, whereby the gripper is opened or dosed by inflation or deflation of the balloon. The gripper is designed to removably retain a member to which is connected a quantity or medicine, plugs, or micro-components. The miniature plastic gripper is inexpensive to fabricate and can be used for various applications, such as gripping, sorting, or placing of micron-scale particles for analysis. 8 figs.

  13. Miniature plastic gripper and fabrication method

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    Benett, W.J.; Krulevitch, P.A.; Lee, A.P.; Northrup, M.A.; Folta, J.A.

    1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature plastic gripper actuated by inflation of a miniature balloon and method of fabricating same are disclosed. The gripper is constructed of either heat-shrinkable or heat-expandable plastic tubing and is formed around a mandrel, then cut to form gripper prongs or jaws and the mandrel removed. The gripper is connected at one end with a catheter or tube having an actuating balloon at its tip, whereby the gripper is opened or closed by inflation or deflation of the balloon. The gripper is designed to removably retain a member to which is connected a quantity or medicine, plugs, or micro-components. The miniature plastic gripper is inexpensive to fabricate and can be used for various applications, such as gripping, sorting, or placing of micron-scale particles for analysis. 8 figs.

  14. Miniature plastic gripper and fabrication method

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    Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Los Altos, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Northrup, Milton A. (Berkeley, CA); Folta, James A. (Livermore, CA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature plastic gripper actuated by inflation of a miniature balloon and method of fabricating same. The gripper is constructed of either heat-shrinkable or heat-expandable plastic tubing and is formed around a mandrel, then cut to form gripper prongs or jaws and the mandrel removed. The gripper is connected at one end with a catheter or tube having an actuating balloon at its tip, whereby the gripper is opened or closed by inflation or deflation of the balloon. The gripper is designed to removably retain a member to which is connected a quantity or medicine, plugs, or micro-components. The miniature plastic gripper is inexpensive to fabricate and can be used for various applications, such as gripping, sorting, or placing of micron-scale particles for analysis.

  15. Fabrication method for miniature plastic gripper

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Los Altos, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Northrup, Milton A. (Berkeley, CA); Folta, James A. (Livermore, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature plastic gripper actuated by inflation of a miniature balloon and method of fabricating same. The gripper is constructed of either heat-shrinkable or heat-expandable plastic tubing and is formed around a mandrel, then cut to form gripper prongs or jaws and the mandrel removed. The gripper is connected at one end with a catheter or tube having an actuating balloon at its tip, whereby the gripper is opened or dosed by inflation or deflation of the balloon. The gripper is designed to removably retain a member to which is connected a quantity or medicine, plugs, or micro-components. The miniature plastic gripper is inexpensive to fabricate and can be used for various applications, such as gripping, sorting, or placing of micron-scale particles for analysis.

  16. Process analysis and economic evaluation for Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production by fermentation

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    , polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are attractive substitutes for conventional petrochemical plastics be- cause with conventional petrochemical based plastic materials. Until recently, Zeneca Bio Products (Billingham, UK of conventional petrochemical plastics, such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which is less than US $ 1/kg, PHAs

  17. Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration Plan for Corrective Action Unit 121: Storage Tanks and Miscellaneous Sites, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan identifies the activities required for the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 121, Storage Tanks and Miscellaneous Sites. CAU 121 is currently listed in Appendix III of the ''Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (FFACO, 1996) and consists of three Corrective Action Sites (CASs) located in Area 12 of the Nevada Test Site (NTS): CAS 12-01-01, Aboveground Storage Tank; CAS 12-01-02, Aboveground Storage Tank; and CAS 12-22-26, Drums; 2 AST's. CASs 12-01-01 and 12-01-02 are located to the west of the Area 12 Camp, and CAS 12-22-26 is located near the U-12g Tunnel, also known as G-tunnel, in Area 12 (Figure 1). The aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) present at CASs 12-01-01 and 12-01-02 will be removed and disposed of at an appropriate facility. Soil below the ASTs will be sampled to identify whether it has been impacted with chemicals or radioactivity above action levels. If impacted soil above action levels is present, the soil will be excavated and disposed of at an appropriate facility. The CAS 12-22-26 site is composed of two overlapping areas, one where drums had formerly been stored, and the other where an AST was used to dispense diesel for locomotives used at G-tunnel. This area is located above an underground radioactive materials area (URMA), and within an area that may have elevated background radioactivity because of containment breaches during nuclear tests and associated tunnel reentry operations. CAS 12-22-26 does not include the URMA or the elevated background radioactivity. An AST that had previously been used to store liquid magnesium chloride (MgCl) was properly disposed of several years ago, and releases from this tank are not an environmental concern. The diesel AST will be removed and disposed of at an appropriate facility. Soil at the former drum area and the diesel AST area will be sampled to identify whether it has been impacted by releases, from the drums or the AST, with chemicals or radioactivity above action levels. CAS 12-22-26 has different potential closure pathways that are dependent upon the concentrations and chemicals detected. If only petroleum hydrocarbons are detected above action levels, then the area will be use-restricted. It will not be excavated because of the more significant hazard of excavating within a URMA. Similarly, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) will only be excavated for concentrations of 50 parts per million (ppm) or greater, if there are no other factors that require excavation. For PCBs at concentrations above 1 ppm, the area will be use-restricted as required by Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 761 for PCBs (CFR, 2006), in the ''Toxic Substances Control Act'' (TSCA). Other chemicals at concentrations above the final action levels (FALs) will be excavated. If radioactivity is above action levels, then the soil will be excavated only to a depth of 1 foot (ft) below ground surface (bgs) and replaced with clean fill. This action is intended to remove the ''hot spot'' on the surface caused by leakage from a drum, and not to remediate the URMA.

  18. Electroless metal plating of plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krause, Lawrence J. (Chicago, IL)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

  19. Electroless metal plating of plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krause, L.J.

    1982-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

  20. Electroless metal plating of plastics

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krause, Lawrence J. (Chicago, IL)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

  1. Transformation induced plasticity assisted steels: stress or strain affected martensitic

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    Cambridge, University of

    Transformation induced plasticity assisted steels: stress or strain affected martensitic transformation? S. Chatterjee and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia* Transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) assisted steels contain a small quantity of carbon enriched retained austenite, which transforms into martensite during

  2. Severe plastic deformation of difficult-to-work alloys

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    Yapici, Guney Guven

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The present work aims to reveal the microstructural evolution and post-processing mechanical behavior of difficult-to-work alloys upon severe plastic deformation. Severe plastic deformation is applied using equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE...

  3. MESOSCALE THEORY OF GRAINS AND CELLS: POLYCRYSTALS & PLASTICITY

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    Sethna, James P.

    MESOSCALE THEORY OF GRAINS AND CELLS: POLYCRYSTALS & PLASTICITY A Dissertation Presented RIGHTS RESERVED #12;MESOSCALE THEORY OF GRAINS AND CELLS: POLYCRYSTALS & PLASTICITY Surachate Limkumnerd, continuum explanation for the evolution of dislocations into sharp walls. We present here a mesoscale theory

  4. Damage and plastic deformation of reservoir rocks

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    Ze'ev, Reches

    Damage and plastic deformation of reservoir rocks: Part 2. Propagation of a hydraulic fracture Seth fracture and fault mechanics, fluid flow in fractured reservoirs, and geome- chanics in nonconventional the development of complex hydraulic fractures (HFs) that are commonly ob- served in the field and in experiments

  5. Damage and plastic deformation of reservoir rocks

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    Ze'ev, Reches

    Damage and plastic deformation of reservoir rocks: Part 1. Damage fracturing Seth Busetti, Kyran mechanics, fluid flow in fractured reservoirs, and geomechanics in nonconventional reservoirs. Kyran Mish finite deformation of reservoir rocks. We present an at- tempt to eliminate the main limitations

  6. Plastic Gamma Sensors: An Application in Detection of Radioisotopes

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    S. Mukhopadhyay

    2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A brief survey of plastic scintillators for various radiation measurement applications is presented here. The utility of plastic scintillators for practical applications such as gamma radiation monitoring, real-time radioisotope detection and screening is evaluated in laboratory and field measurements. This study also reports results of Monte Carlo-type predictive responses of common plastic scintillators in gamma and neutron radiation fields. Small-size plastic detectors are evaluated for static and dynamic gamma-ray detection sensitivity of selected radiation sources.

  7. Navy-ship plastic waste recycled into marine pilings

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    March, F.A. [Seaward International Inc., Clearbrook, VA (United States)

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Seaward International Inc., developed a new, composite, structurally reinforced, plastic-composite marine piling fabricated from 100 percent recycled plastic. A cooperative research program was begun in 1995 between the Navy and Seaward to develop a use for Navy ships waste plastic as a core in the construction of the marine piling.

  8. TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY MEASUREMENT AND HIGHLY PLASTIC CLAYS

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    1 TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY MEASUREMENT AND HIGHLY PLASTIC CLAYS By: J. A. Kuhn1 and J. G. Zornberg for use in highly plastic clay. The clay used for experimentation was taken locally from the Eagle Ford Ford Clay is determined. INTRODUCTION The progression of wetting and drying fronts in highly plastic

  9. 1 Visco-plastic rheology 1.1 Effective viscosity

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    1 Visco-plastic rheology 1.1 Effective viscosity Rheology specifies the relationship between viscosity eff, = 2eff , (2) which includes viscous and plastic components, 1 eff = 1 visc + 1 plast . (3) Also the strain rate tensor can be split into viscous and plastic part, = visc + plast , (4) where

  10. Glassy and plastic crystals of cyanoadamantane : a Brillouin scattering investigation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    L-617 « Glassy » and plastic crystals of cyanoadamantane : a Brillouin scattering investigation J. Abstract. 2014 The elastic constants ofcyanoadamantane have been measured in the plastic and « glassy temperature. The temperature dependence of C11 in the plastic phase has been explain- ed by the setting

  11. Ecient elasto-plastic simulation ICA, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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    Wieners, Christian

    EÃ?cient elasto-plastic simulation C. Wieners ICA, University of Stuttgart, Germany Summary. In this paper we describe a method for the construction of radial re- turn algorithms to the plasticity models plasticity, the constitutive equations are determined by the free energy functional and a monotone function

  12. CONTAINED PLASTIC DEFORMATION NEAR CRACKS AND NOTCHES UNDER LONGITUDINAL SHEAR

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    CONTAINED PLASTIC DEFORMATION NEAR CRACKS AND NOTCHES UNDER LONGITUDINAL SHEAR James R. Rice* ABSTRACT An exact linear elastic-perfectly plastic solution is presented for the problem of a sharp notch coordinates corresponding to given stresses, position of the elastic-plastic boundary, and accompanying

  13. Macroscopic yield criteria for plastic anisotropic materials containing spheroidal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Macroscopic yield criteria for plastic anisotropic materials containing spheroidal voids Vincent-Leblond-Devaux's (GLD) analysis of an rigid-ideal plastic (von Mises) spheroidal volume containing a confocal spheroidal of the proposed approximate yield criterion for plastic anisotropic media containing non-spherical voids

  14. PLASTICIZER RETENTION IN PVC GEOMEMBRANES T. D. Stark1

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    1 PLASTICIZER RETENTION IN PVC GEOMEMBRANES T. D. Stark1 , H. Choi2 , and P. W. Diebel3 1, Ontario, Canada, N1R 5T6; PH (519)623-1630; email: PDiebel@cgtower.com ABSTRACT: Plasticizers are used to make PVC flexible so it can be used as a geomembrane for containment purposes. Plasticizers can migrate

  15. Phenotypic plasticity: linking molecular mechanisms with evolutionary outcomes

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    Novoplansky, Ariel

    Phenotypic plasticity: linking molecular mechanisms with evolutionary outcomes CARL D. SCHLICHTING1-ordinating editor: A. Novoplansky Abstract. We argue that phenotypic plasticity should be broadly construed level, all plastic responses originate at the level of individual cells, which receive and process

  16. Plasticity in fretting of coated substrates Matthew R. Begleya

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    Hutchinson, John W.

    Plasticity in fretting of coated substrates Matthew R. Begleya , John W. Hutchinsonb of the plastic deformation in a metal substrate fretted by a ¯at- bottomed circular peg under steady normal load of the corners of the peg. Deformation within the plastic zone is characterized, including regions of elastic

  17. Giant Plasticity of a Quantum Crystal Ariel Haziot,1

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    Balibar, Sébastien

    Giant Plasticity of a Quantum Crystal Ariel Haziot,1 Xavier Rojas,1 Andrew D. Fefferman,1 John R crystals may irreversibly deform. This phenomenon is known as plasticity and it is due to the motion and in the zero temperature limit, helium 4 crystals present a giant plasticity that is anisotropic and reversible

  18. Phenotypic Plasticity Opposes Species Invasions by Altering Fitness Surface

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    Phenotypic Plasticity Opposes Species Invasions by Altering Fitness Surface Scott D. Peacor1 ecological processes. However, the influence on invasions of phenotypic plasticity, a key component of many species interactions, is unknown. We present a model in which phenotypic plasticity of a resident species

  19. Developmental Plasticity in Cartesian Genetic Programming Artificial Neural Networks

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Developmental Plasticity in Cartesian Genetic Programming Artificial Neural Networks Maryam Mahsal developmental plasticity in Artificial Neural Networks using Carte- sian Genetic Programming. This is inspired by developmental plasticity that exists in the biological brain allowing it to adapt to a changing environment

  20. A study of microbend test by strain gradient plasticity

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    Hsia, K Jimmy

    A study of microbend test by strain gradient plasticity W. Wanga , Y. Huangb, *, K.J. Hsiac , K with plastic deformation is on the order of microns. This size effect cannot be explained by classical plasticity theories since their constitutive relations do not have an intrinsic material length. Strain

  1. Plasticity of metal nanowires Christopher R. Weinberger*a

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    Cai, Wei

    Plasticity of metal nanowires Christopher R. Weinberger*a and Wei Cai*b Received 2nd August 2011, Accepted 24th November 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c2jm13682a The mechanisms of plasticity in metal nanowires with diameters below 100 nm are reviewed. At these length scales, plasticity in face-centered-cubic metals

  2. Reversible plasticity in amorphous materials Micah Lundberg1

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    Dennin, Michael

    Reversible plasticity in amorphous materials Micah Lundberg1 , Kapilanjan Krishan1 , Ning Xu2 to external loads. Plasticity, i.e. dis- sipative and irreversible macroscopic changes in a material for reversible plastic events at the microscopic scale in both experiments and simulations of two

  3. Harnessing plasticity to understand learning and treat disease

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    Kilgard, Michael P.

    Harnessing plasticity to understand learning and treat disease Michael P. Kilgard The University, USA A large body of evidence suggests that neural plasticity contributes to learning and disease. Recent studies sug- gest that cortical map plasticity is typically a transient phase that improves

  4. Phenotypic plasticity facilitates recurrent rapid adaptation to introduced predators

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    Pfrender, Michael

    Phenotypic plasticity facilitates recurrent rapid adaptation to introduced predators Alison G) A central role for phenotypic plasticity in adaptive evolution is often posited yet lacks empirical support of preexisting developmental pathways, producing rapid adaptive change. We examined the role of plasticity

  5. Developmental plasticity in plants: implications of non-cognitive behavior

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    Novoplansky, Ariel

    Developmental plasticity in plants: implications of non- cognitive behavior ARIEL NOVOPLANSKY of interest in phenotypic plasticity in the last two decades. Most studies, however, are being carried out- logical and evolutionary approaches to the study of developmental plasticity. So as to focus

  6. Plastics, materials and dreams of dematerialization Bernadette Bensaude Vincent

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Plastics, materials and dreams of dematerialization Bernadette Bensaude Vincent Published in J. Gabrys, G. Hawkins, M. Michael eds, Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic London, Routledge, pp. 17-29. `Plastics happen; that is all we need to know on earth.' This remark is extracted from Gain

  7. Plasticity at the micron scale John W. Hutchinson*

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    Hutchinson, John W.

    Plasticity at the micron scale John W. Hutchinson* Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences into the plastic range: smaller is stronger. This eect has important implications for an increasing number of applications in electronics, structural materials and MEMS. Plastic behavior at this scale cannot

  8. Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 THE PLASTICITY OF UNREINFORCED CONCRETE

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July, 2007 THE PLASTICITY OF UNREINFORCED CONCRETE Jacques HEYMAN Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK Keywords: Mass concrete, plasticity 1 THE MATERIAL If a material is to be structurally useful

  9. Method of cleaning plastics using super and subcritical media

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    Sawan, Samuel P. (Tyngsborough, MA); Spall, W. Dale (Los Alamos, NM); Talhi, Abdelhafid (Nashua, NH)

    1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for treating a plastic, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, to remove at least a portion of at least one contaminant includes combining the plastic with a supercritical medium, such as carbon dioxide or sulfur hexafluoride, whereby at least a portion of the contaminant dissolves in the supercritical medium. Alternatively, the plastic can be combined with a suitable liquid medium, such as carbon dioxide or liquid sulfur hexafluoride. At least a portion of the medium, containing the dissolved contaminant, is separated from the plastic, thereby removing at least a portion of the contaminant from the plastic.

  10. Method of coextruding plastics to form a composite sheet

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    Tsien, Hsue C. (Chatham Township, Morris County, NJ)

    1985-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention pertains to a method of producing a composite sheet of plastic materials by means of coextrusion. Two plastic materials are matched with respect to their melt indices. These matched plastic materials are then coextruded in a side-by-side orientation while hot and soft to form a composite sheet having a substantially uniform demarkation therebetween. The plastic materials are fed at a substantially equal extrusion velocity and generally have substantially equal viscosities. The coextruded plastics can be worked after coextrusion while they are still hot and soft.

  11. Method of cleaning plastics using super and subcritical media

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sawan, S.P.; Spall, W.D.; Talhi, A.

    1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for treating a plastic, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, to remove at least a portion of at least one contaminant includes combining the plastic with a supercritical medium, such as carbon dioxide or sulfur hexafluoride, whereby at least a portion of the contaminant dissolves in the supercritical medium. Alternatively, the plastic can be combined with a suitable liquid medium, such as carbon dioxide or liquid sulfur hexafluoride. At least a portion of the medium, containing the dissolved contaminant, is separated from the plastic, thereby removing at least a portion of the contaminant from the plastic. 10 figs.

  12. Industrial Crops and Products 43 (2013) 802811 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Khan, Saad A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    copolymers (Lee, 1996) to replace petro-derived plastics (Yu et al., 1999). Of the various biodegradable Accepted 10 August 2012 Keywords: Biodegradable plastics Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Sucrose Two-stage batch (ATCC 29714) for production of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), a biodegradable plastic, was explored

  13. Utilization of high-carbohydrate food wastes as the feedstock for degradable plastics

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    Tsai, S.P.; Coleman, R.D.; Tsai, TenLin S.; Bonsignore, P.V.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wastestreams from food processing industries have become an economic burden as well as a serious environmental problem. In the United States, billions of pounds of potato processed each year is typically discarded or sold as cattle feed at $3-6/ton. For large food processing plants, removal of more than 1 million gallons of waste/day/plant is required. As a potential solution to this economic and environmental problem, Argonne National Laboratory is developing technology that (1) bioconverts existing food processing wastestream into lactic acid, and (2) utilizes lactic acid for making environmentally safe, degradable plastics. Although the initial substrate for Argonne's process development is potato waste, the process will be applied to many other high-carbohydrate food wastes. Argonne has developed a process to bioconvert greater than 90% of the fermentable starch in solid potato waste to glucose. Lactic acid is produced from glucose via fermentation and subsequently recovered/purified for plastic synthesis. A continuous lactic acid fermentation and recovery process has been designed. Batch fermentation data showed good cell growth and excellent yields (greater than 95%) of lactic acid production from the hydrolyzed potato waste. Three product recovery processes (electrodialysis, liquid-liquid extraction, and esterification) are being evaluated. Plastics containing lactic acid can be designed to have various mechanical properties and degradation rates. Argonne is developing lactic acid plastics that have some novel features. These environmentally-safe, degradable plastics have many attractive applications such as composting bags and agriculture mulch films. Other potential applications of lactic acid polymers include programmable pesticide and fertilizer delivery systems.

  14. Thin Film Transistors On Plastic Substrates

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    Carey, Paul G. (Mountain View, CA); Smith, Patrick M. (San Ramon, CA); Sigmon, Thomas W. (Portola Valley, CA); Aceves, Randy C. (Livermore, CA)

    2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for formation of thin film transistors (TFTs) on plastic substrates replaces standard thin film transistor fabrication techniques, and uses sufficiently lower processing temperatures so that inexpensive plastic substrates may be used in place of standard glass, quartz, and silicon wafer-based substrates. The silicon based thin film transistor produced by the process includes a low temperature substrate incapable of withstanding sustained processing temperatures greater than about 250.degree. C., an insulating layer on the substrate, a layer of silicon on the insulating layer having sections of doped silicon, undoped silicon, and poly-silicon, a gate dielectric layer on the layer of silicon, a layer of gate metal on the dielectric layer, a layer of oxide on sections of the layer of silicon and the layer of gate metal, and metal contacts on sections of the layer of silicon and layer of gate metal defining source, gate, and drain contacts, and interconnects.

  15. Development of management practices for artichoke production in southwest texas 

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    Shinohara, Togo

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the artichoke production cycle on black plastic mulch, 2007-08. Uvalde, TX............................................................................................................... 76 14 Head emergence rate for artichoke... high plant water status. These compounds can be categorized into three major groups based on their mode of action. Film-forming materials which provide a coating on leaf surface with wax, gel or plastics impeding excess water loss from leaves...

  16. 21 August 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 3D printer saves you money by using pellets instead of plastic filaments http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/21/david-3d-printer-pellet-feed/ If traditional printers use ink and toner cartridges, most commercial 3D printers use plastic filament spools to create the objects you want

  17. Emergence of cooperativity in plasticity of soft glassy materials

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    Le Bouil Antoine; Amon Axelle; McNamara Sean; Crassous Jérôme

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The elastic coupling between plastic events is generally invoked to interpret plastic properties and failure of amorphous soft glassy materials. We report an experiment where the emergence of a self-organized plastic flow is observed well before the failure. For this we impose an homogeneous stress on a granular material, and measure local deformations for very small strain increments using a light scattering setup. We observe a non-homogeneous strain that appears as transient bands of mesoscopic size and well defined orientation, different from the angle of the macroscopic frictional shear band that appears at failure. The presence and the orientation of those micro-bands may be understood by considering how localized plastic reorganizations redistribute stresses in a surrounding continuous elastic medium. We characterize the lengthscale and persistence of the structure. The presence of plastic events and the mesostructure of the plastic flow are compared to numerical simulations.

  18. Internal Stress in a Model Elasto-Plastic Fluid

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    Takeshi Ooshida; Ken Sekimoto

    2005-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic materials can carry memory of past mechanical treatment in the form of internal stress. We introduce a natural definition of the vorticity of internal stress in a simple two-dimensional model of elasto-plastic fluids, which generates the internal stress. We demonstrate how the internal stress is induced under external loading, and how the presence of the internal stress modifies the plastic behavior.

  19. Poly(lactic acid) degradable plastics, coatings, and binders

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    Bonsignore, P.V.; Coleman, R.D.; Mudde, J.P.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biochemical processes to derive value from the management of high carbohydrate food wastes, such as potato starch, corn starch, and cheese whey permeate, have typically been limited to the production of either ethanol or methane. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) believes that lactic acid presents an attractive option for an alternate fermentation end product, especially in light of lactic acids' being a viable candidate for conversion to environmentally safe poly(lactic acid) (PLA) degradable plastics, coatings, and binders. Technology is being developed at ANL to permit a more cost effective route to modified high molecular weight PLA. Preliminary data on the degradation behavior of these modified PLAs shows the retention to the inherent hydrolytic degradability of the PLA modified, however, by introduced compositional variables. A limited study was done on the hydrolytic stability of soluble oligomers of poly(L-lactic acid). Over a 34 day hold period, water-methanol solutions of Pl-LA oligomers in the 2-10 DP range retained some 75% of their original molecular weight.

  20. Poly(lactic acid) degradable plastics, coatings, and binders

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    Bonsignore, P.V.; Coleman, R.D.; Mudde, J.P.

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biochemical processes to derive value from the management of high carbohydrate food wastes, such as potato starch, corn starch, and cheese whey permeate, have typically been limited to the production of either ethanol or methane. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) believes that lactic acid presents an attractive option for an alternate fermentation end product, especially in light of lactic acids` being a viable candidate for conversion to environmentally safe poly(lactic acid) (PLA) degradable plastics, coatings, and binders. Technology is being developed at ANL to permit a more cost effective route to modified high molecular weight PLA. Preliminary data on the degradation behavior of these modified PLAs shows the retention to the inherent hydrolytic degradability of the PLA modified, however, by introduced compositional variables. A limited study was done on the hydrolytic stability of soluble oligomers of poly(L-lactic acid). Over a 34 day hold period, water-methanol solutions of Pl-LA oligomers in the 2-10 DP range retained some 75% of their original molecular weight.

  1. SciTech Connect: CRACK TIP PLASTICITY AND FRACTURE INITIATION...

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    N50000* --Metals, Ceramics, & Other Materials; CRACKS; FRACTURE PROPERTIES; METALS BUILDING MATERIALSfracture of metal, crack tip plasticity and initiation criteria for;...

  2. auditory system plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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

    two experiments which used auditory evoked potentials Trainor, Laurel J. 7 Plasticity and Perception in Primary Auditory Cortex University of California eScholarship Repository...

  3. HCI AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR USER INTERFACE PLASTICITY

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    Boyer, Edmond

    52 HCI AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR USER INTERFACE PLASTICITY Joëlle analysis are perceived as too demand- ing in terms of time and competence

  4. The potential environmental gains from recycling waste plastics: Simulation of transferring recycling and recovery technologies to Shenyang, China

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    Chen Xudong, E-mail: chen.xudong@nies.go.jp [Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506 (Japan); Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya City 464-8601 (Japan); Xi Fengming [Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Geng Yong, E-mail: gengyong@iae.ac.cn [Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (China); Fujita, Tsuyoshi [National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506 (Japan); Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya City 464-8601 (Japan)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Research highlights: {yields} Urban symbiosis creates compatibility of industrial development and waste management. {yields} Mechanical technology leads to more CO{sub 2} emission reduction. {yields} Energy recovery technology leads to more fossil fuel saving. {yields} Clean energy makes recycling technologies cleaner. {yields} Demand management is crucial for realizing potential environmental gains of recycling. - Abstract: With the increasing attention on developing a low-carbon economy, it is necessary to seek appropriate ways on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through innovative municipal solid waste management (MSWM), such as urban symbiosis. However, quantitative assessments on the environmental benefits of urban symbiosis, especially in developing countries, are limited because only a limited number of planned synergistic activities have been successful and it is difficult to acquire detailed inventory data from private companies. This paper modifies and applies a two-step simulation system and used it to assess the potential environmental benefits, including the reduction of GHG emissions and saving of fossil fuels, by employing various Japanese plastics recycling/energy-recovery technologies in Shenyang, China. The results showed that among various recycling/energy-recovery technologies, the mechanical waste plastics recycling technology, which produces concrete formwork boards (NF boards), has the greatest potential in terms of reducing GHG emissions (1.66 kg CO{sub 2}e/kg plastics), whereas the technology for the production of refuse plastic fuel (RPF) has the greatest potential on saving fossil fuel consumption (0.77 kgce/kg-plastics). Additional benefits can be gained by applying combined technologies that cascade the utilization of waste plastics. Moreover, the development of clean energy in conjunction with the promotion of new waste plastics recycling programs could contribute to additional reductions in GHG emissions and fossil fuel consumption.

  5. Dislocations, Plasticity and Metal Forming: Proceedings of PLASTICITY'03: The Tenth International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, A.A. Khan, R. Kazmi and J. Zhou (eds.). Maryland: NEAT Press.

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    Aubertin, Michel

    Dislocations, Plasticity and Metal Forming: Proceedings of PLASTICITY'03: The Tenth International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, A.A. Khan, R. Kazmi and J. Zhou (eds.). Maryland: NEAT Press. 570 A UNIFIED MULTIAXIAL FORMULATION TO DESCRIBE YIELDING, PLASTIC POTENTIAL, AND LIMIT STATES

  6. A Development Process for Plastic User Interfaces David Thevenin, Galle Calvary, Jolle Coutaz,

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    A Development Process for Plastic User Interfaces David Thevenin, Gaëlle Calvary, Joëlle Coutaz of plastic user interfaces. 2. Plasticity The term plasticity is inspired from the property of materials to HCI, plasticity is the "capacity of an interactive system to withstand variations of context of use

  7. Waste Plastics as Fuel The concept of PlastofuelTM is the use of waste

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Waste Plastics as Fuel The concept of PlastofuelTM is the use of waste agricultural plastic as a fuel source. The PlastofuelTM process creates a dense plastic nugget of compressed shredded plastic that can be burned cleanly in a high temperature combustion process. The shredded plastic is composed

  8. Plastic deformation in Al (Cu) interconnects stressed by electromigration and studied by synchrotron polychromatic X-ray microdiffraction

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    Chen, Kai; Advanced Light Source; UCLA

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic deformation in Al (Cu) interconnects stressed bygrain orientation [7], study plastic deformation [12-15] andThis aspect of EM-induced plastic deformation in grains

  9. Topological Effects of Synaptic Time Dependent Plasticity

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    James R. Kozloski; Guillermo A. Cecchi

    2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the local Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) rule has the effect of regulating the trans-synaptic weights of loops of any length within a simulated network of neurons. We show that depending on STDP's polarity, functional loops are formed or eliminated in networks driven to normal spiking conditions by random, partially correlated inputs, where functional loops comprise weights that exceed a non-zero threshold. We further prove that STDP is a form of loop-regulating plasticity for the case of a linear network comprising random weights drawn from certain distributions. Thus a notable local synaptic learning rule makes a specific prediction about synapses in the brain in which standard STDP is present: that under normal spiking conditions, they should participate in predominantly feed-forward connections at all scales. Our model implies that any deviations from this prediction would require a substantial modification to the hypothesized role for standard STDP. Given its widespread occurrence in the brain, we predict that STDP could also regulate long range synaptic loops among individual neurons across all brain scales, up to, and including, the scale of global brain network topology.

  10. Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 567: Miscellaneous Soil Sites Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, Revision 0

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    Matthews, Patrick

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report presents information supporting the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 567: Miscellaneous Soil Sites, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada. The purpose of this Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report is to provide justification and documentation supporting the recommendation that no further corrective action is needed for CAU 567 based on the implementation of the corrective actions. The corrective actions implemented at CAU 567 were developed based on an evaluation of analytical data from the CAI, the assumed presence of COCs at specific locations, and the detailed and comparative analysis of the CAAs. The CAAs were selected on technical merit focusing on performance, reliability, feasibility, safety, and cost. The implemented corrective actions meet all requirements for the technical components evaluated. The CAAs meet all applicable federal and state regulations for closure of the site. Based on the implementation of these corrective actions, the DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office provides the following recommendations: • No further corrective actions are necessary for CAU 567. • The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection issue a Notice of Completion to the DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office for closure of CAU 567. • CAU 567 be moved from Appendix III to Appendix IV of the FFACO.

  11. Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan for Corrective Action Unit 575: Area 15 Miscellaneous Sites, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada, Revision 0

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    Matthews, Patrick

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan addresses the actions needed to achieve closure for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 575, Area 15 Miscellaneous Sites, identified in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO). CAU 575 comprises the following four corrective action sites (CASs) located in Area 15 of the Nevada National Security Site: • 15-19-02, Waste Burial Pit • 15-30-01, Surface Features at Borehole Sites • 15-64-01, Decontamination Area • 15-99-03, Aggregate Plant This plan provides the methodology for field activities needed to gather the necessary information for closing each CAS. There is sufficient information and process knowledge from historical documentation and investigations of similar sites regarding the expected nature and extent of potential contaminants to recommend closure of CAU 575 using the SAFER process. Additional information will be obtained by conducting a field investigation to document and verify the adequacy of existing information, to affirm the predicted corrective action decisions, and to provide sufficient data to implement the corrective actions. This will be presented in a closure report that will be prepared and submitted to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) for review and approval.

  12. anagin Forests because Carbon Matters: In grating Energy, Products, and Land

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    Fried, Jeremy S.

    -have the potential 10 increase biomass supply. Unlike metals, concrete, and plastic, forest products store carbon sources. Expanding forest biomass use for biofuels and energy generation will competeanagin Forests because Carbon Matters: In grating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy

  13. Zo Rebecca Hunter Plasticity of the adult human brain

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    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    Zoë Rebecca Hunter Plasticity of the adult human brain and motor recovery after stroke PICS © Institute of Cognitive Science #12;1 Bachelor's Thesis Plasticity of the adult human brain and motor brain and motor recovery after stroke 2 Abstract Stroke may cause a major destruction of brain tissue

  14. Development/Plasticity/Repair Identification of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Recycling

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    Alford, Simon

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

  15. Micrographic detection of plastic deformation in nickel base alloys

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    Steeves, Arthur F. (Schenectady, NY); Bibb, Albert E. (Clifton Park, NY)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for detecting low levels of plastic deformation in metal articles comprising electrolytically etching a flow free surface of the metal article with nital at a current density of less than about 0.1 amp/cm.sup.2 and microscopically examining the etched surface to determine the presence of alternating striations. The presence of striations indicates plastic deformation in the article.

  16. Plastic Bags to Batteries: A Green Chemistry Solution

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    None

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic bags are the scourge of roadsides, parking lots and landfills. But chemistry comes to the rescue! At Argonne National Laboratory, Vilas Pol has found a way to not only recycle plastic bags--but make them into valuable batteries for cell phones and laptops.

  17. Maximizing the life cycle of plastics. Final report

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    Hawkins, W. L.

    1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Plastics Research Institute has conducted a coordinated research program designed to extend the useful life of plastics. Since feedstock for practically all synthetic plastics is derived from fossil fuel, every effort should be made to obtain the maximum useful life from these materials. Eventually, plastic scrap may be used as a fuel supplement, but this disposal route should be followed only after the scrap is no longer reusable in its polymeric form. The extent to which plastic scrap will be recovered and reused will be affected by the economic situation as well as the available supply of fossil fuel. The Institute's program was conducted at five major universities. Dedicated faculty members were assembled into a research team and met frequently with members of the Institute's Board of Trustees to review progress of the program. The research was conducted by graduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. Summaries are presented of the following research projects: Improved Stabilization; Separation of Mixed Plastic Scrap; Compatibilizing Agents for Mixed Plastic Scrap; Controlled Degradation of Plastic Scrap; and Determination of Compatibility.

  18. Mechanisms of ocular dominance plasticity in the juvenile and adult mouse visual cortex

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    Khibnik, Lena A

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ocular dominance (OD) plasticity is a classic example of bidirectional experience-dependent plasticity in the primary visual cortex. This form of plasticity is most robust during early postnatal development (termed the ...

  19. Modeling Elasto-Plastic Behavior of Polycrystalline Grain Structure of Steels at Mesoscopic Level

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    Cizelj, Leon

    Modeling Elasto-Plastic Behavior of Polycrystalline Grain Structure of Steels at Mesoscopic Level. The constitutive model of crystal grains utilizes anisotropic elasticity and crystal plasticity. Commercially be considered macroscopically homogeneous. Elastic and rate independent plastic deformation modes are considered

  20. Elastic-plastic analysis of the transition divertor joint for high performance divertor target plate

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    Navaei, Dara

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    locations of principal plastic strains in 3D warm and coldthe ARIES Team “Elastic-Plastic analysis of the transitionSAN DIEGO Elastic-Plastic Analysis of the Transition

  1. Plastic collapse of lattice structures under a general stress state Babak Haghpanah, Jim Papadopoulos, Ashkan Vaziri

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    Vaziri, Ashkan

    Plastic collapse of lattice structures under a general stress state Babak Haghpanah, Jim 22 August 2013 Available online 19 September 2013 Keywords: Plastic collapse strength Lattice minimization procedure to determine the macroscopic `plastic col- lapse strength' of a tessellated cellular

  2. Effects of mechanical properties and surface friction on elasto-plastic sliding contact

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    Suresh, Subra

    Effects of mechanical properties and surface friction on elasto-plastic sliding contact S and many recent computational studies have established quantitative relationships between elasto-plastic systematically quantified the effect of the plastic deformation characteristics on the frictional sliding

  3. Plastic, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and International Misfires at a Cure

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    Harse, Grant A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental Implication of Plastic Debris in Marineat 2014. Consumption of plastics by marine animals has beenC. Thompson et al. , Our Plastic Age, 364 PhIL. TRANSAc--

  4. Plasticity of metal wires in torsion: molecular dynamics and dislocation dynamics simulations

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    Cai, Wei

    Plasticity of metal wires in torsion: molecular dynamics and dislocation dynamics simulations-4040 Abstract The orientation dependent plasticity in metal nanowires is investigated using molecular dynamics metal wires controls the mechanisms of plastic deformation. For wires oriented along 110 , dislocations

  5. The Anatomy of Plastic Events in Magnetic Amorphous Solids

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    H. George E. Hentschel; Itamar Procaccia; Bhaskar Sen Gupta

    2015-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic events in amorphous solids can be much more than just "shear transformation zones" when the positional degrees of freedom are coupled non-trivially to other degrees of freedom. Here we consider magnetic amorphous solids where mechanical and magnetic degrees of freedom interact, leading to rather complex plastic events whose nature must be disentangled. In this paper we uncover the anatomy of the various contributions to some typical plastic events. These plastic events are seen as Barkhausen Noise or other "serrated noises". Using theoretical considerations we explain the observed statistics of the various contributions to the considered plastic events. The richness of contributions and their different characteristics imply that in general the statistics of these "serrated noises" cannot be universal, but rather highly dependent on the state of the system and on its microscopic interactions.

  6. The Use of Energy Information in Plastic Scintillator Material

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    Ely, James H.; Anderson, Kevin K.; Bates, Derrick J.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Lopresti, Charles A.; Runkle, Robert C.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Weier, Dennis R.

    2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic scintillator material is often used for gamma-ray detection in many applications due to its relatively good sensitivity and cost-effectiveness compared to other detection materials. However, due to the dominant Compton scattering interaction mechanism, full energy peaks are not observed in plastic scintillator spectra and isotopic identification is impossible. Typically plastic scintillator detectors are solely gross count detectors. In some safeguards and security applications, such as radiation portal monitors for vehicle screening, naturally-occurring radioactive material (NORM) often triggers radiation alarms and results in innocent or nuisance alarms. The limited energy information from plastic scintillator material can be used to discriminate the NORM from targeted materials and reduce the nuisance alarm rate. An overview of the utilization of the energy information from plastic scintillator material will be presented, with emphasis on the detection capabilities and potential limitations for safeguards and security applications. (PIET-43741-TM-490)

  7. Measurement of large strains in ropes using plastic optical fibers

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    Williams, Jerry Gene; Smith, David Barton; Muhs, Jeffrey David

    2006-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for the direct measurement of large strains in ropes in situ using a plastic optical fiber, for example, perfluorocarbon or polymethyl methacrylate and Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer or other light time-of-flight measurement instrumentation. Protective sheaths and guides are incorporated to protect the plastic optical fiber. In one embodiment, a small rope is braided around the plastic optical fiber to impose lateral compressive forces to restrain the plastic optical fiber from slipping and thus experience the same strain as the rope. Methods are described for making reflective interfaces along the length of the plastic optical fiber and to provide the capability to measure strain within discrete segments of the rope. Interpretation of the data allows one to calculate the accumulated strain at any point in time and to determine if the rope has experienced local damage.

  8. Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 APPLICATION OF PLASTICITY THEORY TO REINFORCED

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    Burgoyne, Chris

    Morley Symposium on Concrete Plasticity and its Application. University of Cambridge 23 rd July, 2007 11 APPLICATION OF PLASTICITY THEORY TO REINFORCED CONCRETE DEEP BEAMS Ashraf ASHOUR 1 Keun-and-tie, mechanism, capacity. 1 INTRODUCTION Reinforced concrete deep beams are fairly common structural elements

  9. INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE

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    Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

    2005-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost effective method of assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field exists. Visual examination and pressure testing are current non-destructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project will develop, demonstrate, and validate an in-situ non-destructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system will include a laser based image-recognition system that will automatically generate and interpret digital images of pipe joints and assign them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. A Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) is being developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation and reveal the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and tensile testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and tensile testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than tensile testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

  10. INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE

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    Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

    2004-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost effective method of assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field exists. Visual examination and pressure testing are current non-destructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project will develop, demonstrate, and validate an in-situ non-destructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system will include a laser based image-recognition system that will automatically generate and interpret digital images of pipe joints and assign them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. A Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) is being developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation and reveal the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and non-standard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and tensile testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and tensile testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than tensile testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

  11. Inspection of Fusion Joints in Plastic Pipe

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    Connie Reichert

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost-effective method exists for assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field. Visual examination and pressure testing are current nondestructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project developed, demonstrated, and validated an in-situ nondestructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system includes a laser-based image-recognition system that automatically generates and interprets digital images of pipe joints and assigns them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. An EWI-patented process, the Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) was developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation, which reveals the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and two destructive forms of testing: short-term tensile testing and long-term creep rupture testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and the destructive testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than destructive testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

  12. The plasticity of TGF-beta signaling

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    Geraldine Celliere; Georgios Fengos; Marianne Herve; Dagmar Iber

    2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The family of TGFb ligands is large and its members are involved in many different signaling processes. These signaling processes strongly differ in type with TGFb ligands eliciting both sustained or transient responses. Members of the TGFb family can also act as morphogen and cellular responses would then be expected to provide a direct read-out of the extracellular ligand concentration. We were interested to define the set of minimal modifications that are required to change the type of signal processing in the TGFb signaling network. To define the key aspects for signaling plasticity we focused on the core of the TGFb signaling network. With the help of a parameter screen we identified ranges of kinetic parameters and protein concentrations that give rise to transient, sustained, or oscillatory responses to constant stimuli, as well as those parameter ranges that enable a proportional response to time-varying ligand concentrations (as expected in the read-out of morphogens). A combination of a strong negative feedback and fast shuttling to the nucleus biases signaling to a transient rather than a sustained response, while oscillations were obtained if ligand binding to the receptor is weak and the turn-over of the I-Smad is fast. A proportional read-out required inefficient receptor activation in addition to a low affinity of receptor-ligand binding. We find that targeted modification of single parameters suffices to alter the response type. The architecture of the TGFb pathway enables the observed signaling plasticity. The observed range of signaling outputs to TGFb ligand in different cell types and under different conditions can be explained with differences in cellular protein concentrations and with changes in effective rate constants due to cross-talk with other signaling pathways.

  13. Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability of Chemical Products

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    Sahnoune, A.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Life Cycle Assessment & Sustainability of Chemical Products Abdelhadi Sahnoune ExxonMobil Chemical Company Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC 2014) New Orleans, May 20-23, 2014 ESL-IE-14-05-38 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial... Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Products in our daily lives Plastics Packaging - Protects and extends shelf life Building & Construction – Insulation, design, flooring Plastics in Automotive Applications - Light weighting...

  14. Plastic, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and International Misfires at a Cure

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    Harse, Grant A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    90% of world plastic material demands. Anthony L. Andrady &a result, the world-wide demand for plastics was expected to

  15. EFFECT OF GRAIN SIZE ON THE ACOUSTIC EMISSION GENERATED DURING PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF ALUMINUM

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    Baram, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF ALUMINUM LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORYDURING PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF ALUMINUM J. Baram Materialsof polycrystalline aluminum, of different grain sizes and at

  16. Nuclear Operations Application to Environmental Restoration at Corrective Action Unit 547, Miscellaneous Contaminated Waste Sites, at the Nevada National Security Site

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    Kevin Cabble (NSO), Mark Krauss and Patrick Matthews (N-I)

    2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office has responsibility for environmental restoration at the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site). This includes remediation at locations where past testing activities have resulted in the release of plutonium to the environment. One of the current remediation efforts involves a site where an underground subcritical nuclear safety test was conducted in 1964. The underground test was vented through a steel pipe to the surface in a closed system where gas samples were obtained. The piping downstream of the gas-sampling apparatus was routed belowground to a location where it was allowed to vent into an existing radioactively contaminated borehole. The length of the pipe above the ground surface is approximately 200 meters. This pipe remained in place until remediation efforts began in 2007, at which time internal plutonium contamination was discovered. Following this discovery, an assessment was conducted to determine the quantity of plutonium present in the pipe. This site has been identified as Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 547, Miscellaneous Contaminated Waste Sites. The quantity of plutonium identified at CAU 547 exceeded the Hazard Category 3 threshold but was below the Hazard Category 2 threshold specified in DOE Standard DOE-STD-1027-92. This CAU, therefore, was initially categorized as a Hazard Category 3 environmental restoration site. A contaminated facility or site that is initially categorized as Hazard Category 3, however, may be downgraded to below Hazard Category 3 if it can be demonstrated through further analysis that the form of the material and the energy available for release support reducing the hazard category. This is an important consideration when performing hazard categorization of environmental restoration sites because energy sources available for release of material are generally fewer at an environmental restoration site than at an operating facility and environmental restoration activities may result in the complete removal of source material.

  17. DATA SHARING REPORT CHARACTERIZATION OF POPULATION 7: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, DRY ACTIVE WASTE, AND MISCELLANEOUS DEBRIS, SURVEILLANCE AND MAINTENANCE PROJECT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE

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    Harpenau, Evan M

    2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM-OR) requested that Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), working under the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) contract, provide technical and independent waste management planning support under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Specifically, DOE EM-OR requested that ORAU plan and implement a sampling and analysis campaign targeting certain URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) surveillance and maintenance (S&M) process inventory waste. Eight populations of historical and reoccurring S&M waste at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been identified in the Waste Handling Plan for Surveillance and Maintenance Activities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOE/OR/01-2565&D2 (WHP) (DOE 2012) for evaluation and processing to determine a final pathway for disposal. Population 7 (POP 7) consists of 56 containers of aged, low-level and potentially mixed S&M waste that has been staged in various locations around ORNL. Several of these POP 7 containers primarily contain personal protective equipment (PPE) and dry active waste (DAW), but may contain other miscellaneous debris. This data sharing report addresses the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) specified waste in a 13-container subpopulation (including eight steel boxes, three 55-gal drums, one sealand, and one intermodal) that lacked sufficient characterization data for possible disposal at the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) using the approved Waste Lot (WL) 108.1 profile.

  18. JGI Lab Ergo Products Catalog

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    Alexandre, Melanie

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    adjustment for 1L plastic bottles Customization Source: JGIand Dispensers Plastic Wash Bottles (Squeeze Bottles)jar and bottle lids. Simply place nonslip plastic dome or

  19. Process for the recovery and separation of plastics

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    Jody, Bassam J.; Daniels, Edward J.; Pomykala Jr., Joseph A.

    2003-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of separating a portion of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) from a mixture containing ABS and for separating a portion of ABS and polycarbonate (PC) from a mixture of plastics containing ABS and PC is disclosed. The method includes shredding and/or granulating the mixture of plastics containing ABS and PC to provide a selected particle size; sequentially dispersing the shredded mixture of plastics in a series aqueous solutions having different specific gravities and separating the floating fraction until the desired separation is obtained. Surface tension and pH are also variable to be controlled.

  20. Raman and AFM study of gamma irradiated plastic bottle sheets

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    Ali, Yasir; Kumar, Vijay; Dhaliwal, A. S. [Department of Physics, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology Longowal, Punjab-148106 (India); Sonkawade, R. G. [School of Physical Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow-226025 (India)

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In this investigation, the effects of gamma irradiation on the structural properties of plastic bottle sheet are studied. The Plastic sheets were exposed with 1.25MeV {sup 60}Co gamma rays source at various dose levels within the range from 0-670 kGy. The induced modifications were followed by micro-Raman and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The Raman spectrum shows the decrease in Raman intensity and formation of unsaturated bonds with an increase in the gamma dose. AFM image displays rough surface morphology after irradiation. The detailed Raman analysis of plastic bottle sheets is presented here, and the results are correlated with the AFM observations.

  1. Universality of the Plastic Instability in Strained Amorphous Solids

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    Ratul Dasgupta; Smarajit Karmakar; Itamar Procaccia

    2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    By comparing the response to external strains in metallic glasses and in Lenard-Jones glasses we find a quantitative universality of the fundamental plastic instabilities in the athermal, quasistatic limit. Microscopically these two types of glasses are as different as one can imagine, the latter being determined by binary interactions, whereas the former by multiple interactions due to the effect of the electron gas that cannot be disregarded. In spite of this enormous difference the plastic instability is the same saddle-node bifurcation. As a result the statistics of stress and energy drops in the elasto-plastic steady state are universal, sharing the same system-size exponents.

  2. Modelling piloted ignition of wood and plastics

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    Blijderveen, Maarten van [TNO, Schoemakerstraat 97, 2628 VK Delft (Netherlands); University of Twente, Department of Thermal Engineering, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede (Netherlands); Bramer, Eddy A. [University of Twente, Department of Thermal Engineering, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede (Netherlands); Brem, Gerrit, E-mail: g.brem@utwente.nl [University of Twente, Department of Thermal Engineering, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede (Netherlands)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We model piloted ignition times of wood and plastics. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The model is applied on a packed bed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer When the air flow is above a critical level, no ignition can take place. - Abstract: To gain insight in the startup of an incinerator, this article deals with piloted ignition. A newly developed model is described to predict the piloted ignition times of wood, PMMA and PVC. The model is based on the lower flammability limit and the adiabatic flame temperature at this limit. The incoming radiative heat flux, sample thickness and moisture content are some of the used variables. Not only the ignition time can be calculated with the model, but also the mass flux and surface temperature at ignition. The ignition times for softwoods and PMMA are mainly under-predicted. For hardwoods and PVC the predicted ignition times agree well with experimental results. Due to a significant scatter in the experimental data the mass flux and surface temperature calculated with the model are hard to validate. The model is applied on the startup of a municipal waste incineration plant. For this process a maximum allowable primary air flow is derived. When the primary air flow is above this maximum air flow, no ignition can be obtained.

  3. A shapeable material without plastic deformation

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    Naomi Oppenheimer; Thomas A. Witten

    2015-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Randomly crumpled sheets have shape memory. In order to understand the basis of this form of memory, we simulate triangular lattices of springs whose lengths are altered to create a topography with multiple potential energy minima. We then deform these lattices into different shapes and investigate their ability to retain the imposed shape when the energy is relaxed. The lattices are able to retain a range of curvatures. Under moderate forcing from a state of local equilibrium, the lattices deform by several percent but return to their retained shape when the forces are removed. By increasing the forcing until an irreversible motion occurs, we find that the transitions between remembered shapes show co-operativity among several springs. For fixed lattice structures, the shape memory tends to decrease as the lattice is enlarged; we propose ways to counter this decrease by modifying the lattice geometry. We survey the energy landscape by displacing individual nodes. An extensive fraction of these nodes proves to be bistable; they retain their displaced position when the energy is relaxed. Bending the lattice to a stable curved state alters the pattern of bistable nodes. We discuss this shapeability in the context of other forms of material memory and contrast it with the shapeability of plastic deformation. We outline the prospects for making real materials based on these principles.

  4. Resource variation and the evolution of phenotypic plasticity in fishes

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    Ruehl, Clifton Benjamin

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    variation. The first empirical study addresses trophic plasticity, population divergence, and the effect of fine-scale environmental variation in western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). Offspring from two populations were fed either attached or unattached...

  5. Cyclic Plasticity under Shock Loading in an HCP Metal

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    Prime, Michael B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hunter, Abigail [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Canfield, Thomas R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Adams, Chris D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Plate impact experiments with pressures from 2 to 20 GPa, including one shock-partial release-reshock experiment, were performed on vacuum hot-pressed S-200F Beryllium. This hexagonal close-packed (HCP) metal shows significant plasticity effects in such conditions. The experiments were modeled in a Lagrangian hydrocode using an experimentally calibrated Preston-Tonks-Wallace (PTW) constitutive model. By using the shock data to constrain a high rate portion of PTW, the model was able to generally match plasticity effects on the measured wave profile (surface velocity) during the shock loading, but not unloading. A backstress-based cyclic plasticity model to capture the quasi-elastic release (Bauschinger-type effect) was explored in order to match the unloading and reloading portions of the measured wave profiles. A comparison is made with other approaches in the literature to capture the cyclic plasticity in shock conditions.

  6. Kinematic quantities of finite elastic and plastic deformation

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    T. Fülöp; P. Ván

    2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Kinematic quantities for finite elastic and plastic deformations are defined via an approach that does not rely on auxiliary elements like reference frame and reference configuration, and that gives account of the inertial-noninertial aspects explicitly. These features are achieved by working on Galilean spacetime directly. The quantity expressing elastic deformations is introduced according to its expected role: to measure how different the current metric is from the relaxed/stressless metric. Further, the plastic kinematic quantity is the change rate of the stressless metric. The properties of both are analyzed, and their relationship to frequently used elastic and plastic kinematic quantities is discussed. One important result is that no objective elastic or plastic quantities can be defined from deformation gradient.

  7. alveolata reveals plasticity: Topics by E-print Network

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    coefficient. The contact-load-bearing capacitySteady-state frictional sliding contact on surfaces of plastically graded materials A. Prasad a,1 the mechanics of steady-state...

  8. Fabrication of amorphous metal matrix composites by severe plastic deformation 

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    Mathaudhu, Suveen Nigel

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) have displayed impressive mechanical properties, but the use and dimensions of material have been limited due to critical cooling rate requirements and low ductility. The application of severe plastic deformation...

  9. Optimal Design of Reliable Integrated Chemical Production Site

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    grassroots plastics and chemicals production facilities in the world. (1) (1) (2) (2) #12;222 Goal Provide of meeting entire demand (while subject to discrete uncertainties). #12;33 Intermediate storage increases Intermediate D Intermediate E Product F Product C Effects of intermediate storage: Buffer of supply-demand

  10. Short Channel Amorphous-Silicon TFT's on High-Temperature Clear Plastic Substrates

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    Short Channel Amorphous-Silicon TFT's on High-Temperature Clear Plastic Substrates K. Long, H@princeton.edu To achieve light-weight flexible AMOLED displays on plastic substrates, the substratesmust be optically clear for plastic. High-temperature plastics such as polyimide (e.g. KaptonB E) have a glass transition temperature

  11. Super-Elastic and Plastic Shock Waves Generated by Lasers N.A. Inogamov a,1

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    Fominov, Yakov

    Super-Elastic and Plastic Shock Waves Generated by Lasers N.A. Inogamov a,1 , V.V. Zhakhovsky b,3 fortov@ihed.ras.ru, i oleynik@usf.edu Keywords: Femtosecond laser-matter interactions, elastic-plastic there is an elastic shock wave (SW), which propagates before the strong plastic shock with plastic pressures of up

  12. Phenomenological study of parabolic and spherical indentation of elastic-ideally plastic material

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Phenomenological study of parabolic and spherical indentation of elastic-ideally plastic material O ideally plastic materials was carried out by using precise results of finite elements calculations behaviour is found. Two elastic-plastic regimes and two plastic regimes are observed for materials of very

  13. Size effects on the onset of plastic deformation during nanoindentation of thin films and patterned lines

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    Van Vliet, Krystyn J.

    Size effects on the onset of plastic deformation during nanoindentation of thin films and patterned; accepted 13 August 2003 Plastic deformation of materials exhibits a strong size dependence when, particularly the transition from elastic to plastic deformation and the early stages of plastic deformation. We

  14. Letters to Analytical Chemistry Silver Nanoparticles on a Plastic Platform for

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    Brolo, Alexandre G.

    Letters to Analytical Chemistry Silver Nanoparticles on a Plastic Platform for Localized Surface on plastics is described. The silver-nanopar- ticles-on-plastic sensor (SNOPS) was fabricated by chemi- cally modifying the surface of a common plastic, polyeth- yleneterephthalate

  15. PLASTIC RESINS INDUSTRY HIT HARD BY GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECESSION IN 2008

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    , but buying only 4.5 billion pounds per month. Although the demand for plastics is ultimately tied to overallPLASTIC RESINS INDUSTRY HIT HARD BY GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECESSION IN 2008 The US plastic resins in the second half of the year. According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Industry Producers

  16. CYCLIC PLASTICITY OF A CRACKED STRUCTURE SUBJECTED TO MIXED MODE LOADING

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    CYCLIC PLASTICITY OF A CRACKED STRUCTURE SUBJECTED TO MIXED MODE LOADING Sylvie Pommier1, a 1 LMT, mixed mode crack propagation, plasticity, crack deflection. Abstract. Cyclic plasticity in the crack tip stresses in the overload's plastic zone. Moreover, if the overload's ratio is large enough, the crack may

  17. PLASTICITY OF ORIENTATION PROCESSING IN ADULT VISUAL CORTEX Valentin Dragoi and Mriganka Sur

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    Sur, Mriganka

    1 PLASTICITY OF ORIENTATION PROCESSING IN ADULT VISUAL CORTEX Valentin Dragoi and Mriganka Sur title: Orientation plasticity in V1 No. of figures: 5 Address correspondence to: Mriganka Sur Department by experience, a phenomenon termed "plasticity", has been accumulating steadily. The first reports of plasticity

  18. AMPA-receptor mediated plasticity within the rat spinal cord

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    Hoy, Kevin Corcoran

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    AMPA-RECEPTOR MEDIATED PLASTICITY WITHIN THE RAT SPINAL CORD A Thesis by KEVIN CORCORAN HOY JR. Submited to the Ofice of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfilment of the requirements... for the degre of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2008 Major Subject: Psychology AMPA-RECEPTOR MEDIATED PLASTICITY WITHIN THE RAT SPINAL CORD A Thesis by KEVIN CORCORAN HOY JR. Submited to the Ofice of Graduate...

  19. MISCELLANEOUS CHARTS TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Russell, Lynn

    (Southern Part) 5,645,800 W310 Mediterranean Sea (OMEGA) 2,849,300 W520 North Pacific Ocean (Eastern Part) 5,990,160 W521 North Pacific Ocean (Middle Part) 5,990,160 W522 North Pacific Ocean (Western Part) 5,999,150 W523 North Pacific Ocean (Northwestern Part) 6,469,540 W524 Western Part of Pacific Ocean including

  20. Miscellaneous Waste-Form FEPs

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    A. Schenker

    2000-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The US DOE must provide a reasonable assurance that the performance objectives for the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) potential radioactive-waste repository can be achieved for a 10,000-year post-closure period. The guidance that mandates this direction is under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 63 and the US Department of Energy's ''Revised Interim Guidance Pending Issuance of New US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulations (Revision 01, July 22, 1999), for Yucca Mountain, Nevada'' (Dyer 1999 and herein referred to as DOE's Interim Guidance). This assurance must be demonstrated in the form of a performance assessment that: (1) identifies the features, events, and processes (FEPs) that might affect the performance of the potential geologic repository; (2) examines the effects of such FEPs on the performance of the potential geologic repository; (3) estimates the expected annual dose to a specified receptor group; and (4) provides the technical basis for inclusion or exclusion of specific FEPs.

  1. Antimony leaching in plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) with various acids and gamma irradiation

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    Tostar, Sandra, E-mail: sandra.tostar@chalmers.se [Department of Industrial Materials Recycling, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden); Stenvall, Erik; Boldizar, Antal [Department of Material and Manufacturing Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden); Foreman, Mark R. St. J. [Department of Industrial Materials Recycling, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg (Sweden)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • We have proposed a method to recover antimony from electronic plastics. • The most efficient acid solution was sodium hydrogen tartrate in dimethyl sulfoxide. • Gamma irradiation did not influence the antimony leaching ability. - Abstract: There has been a recent interest in antimony since the availability in readily mined areas is decreasing compared to the amounts used. It is important in many applications such as flame retardants and in the production of polyester, which can trigger an investigation of the leachability of antimony from plastics using different acids. In this paper, different types of acids are tested for their ability to leach antimony from a discarded computer housing, made of poly(acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), which is a common plastic type used in electrical and electronic equipment. The acid solutions included sodium hydrogen tartrate (0.5 M) dissolved in either dimethyl sulfoxide or water (at ca. 23 °C and heated to ca. 105 °C). The metal content after leaching was determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy. The most efficient leaching medium was the heated solution of sodium hydrogen tartrate in dimethyl sulfoxide, which leached almost half of the antimony from the poly(acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). Gamma irradiation, which is proposed to improve the mechanical properties in plastics, was used here to investigate the influence of antimony leaching ability. No significant change in the amount of leached antimony could be observed.

  2. Dislocation dynamics simulations of plasticity at small scales

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    Zhou, Caizhi

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    As metallic structures and devices are being created on a dimension comparable to the length scales of the underlying dislocation microstructures, the mechanical properties of them change drastically. Since such small structures are increasingly common in modern technologies, there is an emergent need to understand the critical roles of elasticity, plasticity, and fracture in small structures. Dislocation dynamics (DD) simulations, in which the dislocations are the simulated entities, offer a way to extend length scales beyond those of atomistic simulations and the results from DD simulations can be directly compared with the micromechanical tests. The primary objective of this research is to use 3-D DD simulations to study the plastic deformation of nano- and micro-scale materials and understand the correlation between dislocation motion, interactions and the mechanical response. Specifically, to identify what critical events (i.e., dislocation multiplication, cross-slip, storage, nucleation, junction and dipole formation, pinning etc.) determine the deformation response and how these change from bulk behavior as the system decreases in size and correlate and improve our current knowledge of bulk plasticity with the knowledge gained from the direct observations of small-scale plasticity. Our simulation results on single crystal micropillars and polycrystalline thin films can march the experiment results well and capture the essential features in small-scale plasticity. Furthermore, several simple and accurate models have been developed following our simulation results and can reasonably predict the plastic behavior of small scale materials.

  3. DATA SHARING REPORT CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SURVEILLANCE AND MAINTENANCE PROJECT MISCELLANEOUS PROCESS INVENTORY WASTE ITEMS OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Oak Ridge TN

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    Weaver, Phyllis C

    2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM-OR) requested Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), working under the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) contract, to provide technical and independent waste management planning support under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Specifically, DOE EM-OR requested ORAU to plan and implement a sampling and analysis campaign to target certain items associated with URS|CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) surveillance and maintenance (S&M) process inventory waste. Eight populations of historical and reoccurring S&M waste at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been identified in the Waste Handling Plan for Surveillance and Maintenance Activities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOE/OR/01-2565&D2 (WHP) (DOE 2012) for evaluation and processing for final disposal. This waste was generated during processing, surveillance, and maintenance activities associated with the facilities identified in the process knowledge (PK) provided in Appendix A. A list of items for sampling and analysis were generated from a subset of materials identified in the WHP populations (POPs) 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, plus a small number of items not explicitly addressed by the WHP. Specifically, UCOR S&M project personnel identified 62 miscellaneous waste items that would require some level of evaluation to identify the appropriate pathway for disposal. These items are highly diverse, relative to origin; composition; physical description; contamination level; data requirements; and the presumed treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF). Because of this diversity, ORAU developed a structured approach to address item-specific data requirements necessary for acceptance in a presumed TSDF that includes the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF)—using the approved Waste Lot (WL) 108.1 profile—the Y-12 Sanitary Landfill (SLF) if appropriate; EnergySolutions Clive; and the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) (ORAU 2013b). Finally, the evaluation of these wastes was more suited to a judgmental sampling approach rather than a statistical design, meaning data were collected for each individual item, thereby providing information for item-byitem disposition decisions. ORAU prepared a sampling and analysis plan (SAP) that outlined data collection strategies, methodologies, and analytical guidelines and requirements necessary for characterizing targeted items (ORAU 2013b). The SAP described an approach to collect samples that allowed evaluation as to whether or not the waste would be eligible for disposal at the EMWMF. If the waste was determined not to be eligible for EMWMF disposal, then there would be adequate information collected that would allow the waste to be profiled for one of the alternate TSDFs listed above.

  4. Method of determining elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramic materials using spherical indenters

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    Adler, Thomas A. (Corvallis, OR)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention pertains a method of determining elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramics, intermetallics, metals, plastics and other hard, brittle materials which fracture prior to plastically deforming when loads are applied. Elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramic materials are determined using spherical indenters. The method is most useful for measuring and calculating the plastic and elastic deformation of hard, brittle materials with low values of elastic modulus to hardness.

  5. Waste products in highway construction. Final report

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    Han, C.

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The report presents waste materials and products for highway construction. The general legislation, local liability, and research projects related to waste materials are outlined. The waste materials and products presented include waste paving materials, industrial ash materials, taconite tailing materials, waste tire rubber materials and products, building rubble materials, incinerator ash products and materials, waste glass materials, waste shingle materials and products, waste plastics products, and slag materials. For each waste category, the legislation and restrictions, material properties, construction and application, field performance, and recycling at the end of service life if available are discussed.

  6. Development of catalyst free carbon nanotubes from coal and waste plastics

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    Dosodia, A.; Lal, C.; Singh, B.P.; Mathur, R.B.; Sharma, D.K. [Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India). Centre of Energy Studies

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DC-Arc technique has been used to synthesize carbon nanotubes from super clean coal, chemically cleaned coal, original coal and waste plastics instead of using high purity graphite in the presence of metal catalysts. The results obtained are compared in terms of yield, purity and type of carbon nanotubes produced from different types of raw material used. In the present study different types of raw materials have been prepared i.e. chemically cleaned coal and super clean coal, and the carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by DC Arc discharge method. Taking in account the present need of utilizing coal as a cheaper raw material for bulk production of carbon nanotubes and utilization of waste plastics (which itself is a potential environmental threat) for production of such an advance material the present work was undertaken. Since the process does not involve presence of any kind of metal catalyst, it avoids the cost intensive process of removal of these metal particles. The residual coal obtained after refining has major fuel potential and can be utilized for various purposes.

  7. Application of Raman spectroscopy to identification and sorting of post-consumer plastics for recycling

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    Sommer, Edward J. (Nashville, TN); Rich, John T. (Lebanon, TN)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high accuracy rapid system for sorting a plurality of waste products by polymer type. The invention involves the application of Raman spectroscopy and complex identification techniques to identify and sort post-consumer plastics for recycling. The invention reads information unique to the molecular structure of the materials to be sorted to identify their chemical compositions and uses rapid high volume sorting techniques to sort them into product streams at commercially viable throughput rates. The system employs a laser diode (20) for irradiating the material sample (10), a spectrograph (50) is used to determine the Raman spectrum of the material sample (10) and a microprocessor based controller (70) is employed to identify the polymer type of the material sample (10).

  8. Continuous Severe Plastic Deformation Processing of Aluminum Alloys

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    Raghavan Srinivasan (PI); Prabir K. Chaudhury; Balakrishna Cherukuri; Qingyou Han; David Swenson; Percy Gros

    2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Metals with grain sizes smaller than 1-micrometer have received much attention in the past decade. These materials have been classified as ultra fine grain (UFG) materials (grain sizes in the range of 100 to 1000-nm) and nano-materials (grain size <100-nm) depending on the grain size. This report addresses the production of bulk UFG metals through the use of severe plastic deformation processing, and their subsequent use as stock material for further thermomechanical processing, such as forging. A number of severe plastic deformation (SPD) methods for producing bulk UFG metals have been developed since the early 1990s. The most promising of these processes for producing large size stock that is suitable for forging is the equal channel angular extrusion or pressing (ECAE/P) process. This process involves introducing large shear strain in the work-piece by pushing it through a die that consists of two channels with the same cross-sectional shape that meet at an angle to each other. Since the cross-sections of the two channels are the same, the extruded product can be re-inserted into the entrance channel and pushed again through the die. Repeated extrusion through the ECAE/P die accumulates sufficient strain to breakdown the microstructure and produce ultra fine grain size. It is well known that metals with very fine grain sizes (< 10-micrometer) have higher strain rate sensitivity and greater elongation to failure at elevated temperature, exhibiting superplastic behavior. However, this superplastic behavior is usually manifest at high temperature (> half the melting temperature on the absolute scale) and very low strain rates (< 0.0001/s). UFG metals have been shown to exhibit superplastic characteristics at lower temperature and higher strain rates, making this phenomenon more practical for manufacturing. This enables part unitization and forging more complex and net shape parts. Laboratory studies have shown that this is particularly true for UFG metals produced by SPD techniques. This combination of properties makes UFG metals produced by SPD very attractive as machining, forging or extrusion stock, both from the point of view of formability as well as energy and cost saving. However, prior to this work there had been no attempt to transfer these potential benefits observed in the laboratory scale to industrial shop floor. The primary reason for this was that the laboratory scale studies had been conducted to develop a scientific understanding of the processes that result in grain refinement during SPD. Samples that had been prepared in the laboratory scale were typically only about 10-mm diameter and 50-mm long (about 0.5-inch diameter and 2-inches long). The thrust of this project was three-fold: (i) to show that the ECAE/P process can be scaled up to produce long samples, i.e., a continuous severe plastic deformation (CSPD) process, (ii) show the process can be scaled up to produce large cross section samples that could be used as forging stock, and (iii) use the large cross-section samples to produce industrial size forgings and demonstrate the potential energy and cost savings that can be realized if SPD processed stock is adopted by the forging industry. Aluminum alloy AA-6061 was chosen to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach used. The CSPD process developed using the principles of chamber-less extrusion and drawing, and was demonstrated using rolling and wire drawing equipment that was available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a parallel effort, ECAE/P dies were developed for producing 100-mm square cross section SPD billets for subsequent forging. This work was carried out at Intercontinental Manufacturing Co. (IMCO), Garland TX. Forging studies conducted with the ECAE/P billets showed that many of the potential benefits of using UFG material can be realized. In particular, the material yield can be increased, and the amount of material that is lost as scrap can be reduced by as much as 50%. Forging temperatures can also be reduced by over 150ºC, resulting in energy savings in the ope

  9. A nonlocal, ordinary, state-based plasticity model for peridynamics.

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    Mitchell, John Anthony

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An implicit time integration algorithm for a non-local, state-based, peridynamics plasticity model is developed. The flow rule was proposed in [3] without an integration strategy or yield criterion. This report addresses both of these issues and thus establishes the first ordinary, state-based peridynamics plasticity model. Integration of the flow rule follows along the lines of the classical theories of rate independent J{sub 2} plasticity. It uses elastic force state relations, an additive decomposition of the deformation state, an elastic force state domain, a flow rule, loading/un-loading conditions, and a consistency condition. Just as in local theories of plasticity (LTP), state variables are required. It is shown that the resulting constitutive model does not violate the 2nd law of thermodynamics. The report also develops a useful non-local yield criterion that depends upon the yield stress and horizon for the material. The modulus state for both the ordinary elastic material and aforementioned plasticity model is also developed and presented.

  10. Review article Ruminant milk fat plasticity

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    a Herbivore Research Unit, INRA Theix, 63122 Saint-Genès-Champanelle, France b ADAS Bridgets, Martyr Worthy with protected or unprotected vegetable or fish oils. Dose-res- ponse curves of milk CLA are reviewed consumption of fat from rumi- nant animals. Although dairy products (which have a very low cholesterol content

  11. Natural gas transport by plastic pipes. (Latest citations from the Compendex database). Published Search

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    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the use of plastic piping to transport natural gas or liquid propane gas. The interaction between gas odorants and plastic pipe, the effects of aging on plastic pipe used to transport gas, and pipe failure analyses are examined. Bending, joining, and repair methods are discussed. Composite reinforced plastic pipes and plastic coated pipes are considered. Polyethylene and epoxy composites are among the materials discussed. Gas main upgrading projects that replaced old pipes with plastic ones are briefly cited. (Contains a minimum of 88 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  12. Method for formation of thin film transistors on plastic substrates

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    Carey, P.G.; Smith, P.M.; Sigmon, T.W.; Aceves, R.C.

    1998-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for formation of thin film transistors (TFTs) on plastic substrates replaces standard thin film transistor fabrication techniques, and uses sufficiently lower processing temperatures so that inexpensive plastic substrates may be used in place of standard glass, quartz, and silicon wafer-based substrates. The process relies on techniques for depositing semiconductors, dielectrics, and metals at low temperatures; crystallizing and doping semiconductor layers in the TFT with a pulsed energy source; and creating top-gate self-aligned as well as back-gate TFT structures. The process enables the fabrication of amorphous and polycrystalline channel silicon TFTs at temperatures sufficiently low to prevent damage to plastic substrates. The process has use in large area low cost electronics, such as flat panel displays and portable electronics. 5 figs.

  13. A parametric pressing study using a plastic-bonded explosive

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    Hayden, D. J. (David J.); Maez, L. R. (Leland R.); Olinger, B. W. (Barton W.); Powell, S. J. (Sandra J.)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pressed plastic-bonded explosives, PBXs, are commonly used by defense and private industry. PBX 9501 is composed of HMX crystals held together with a plastic binder 'softened' with plasticizers. The detonation behavior of any explosive is very dependent upon its density, with the desire to have a uniform, high density throughout the explosive component. A parametric study has been performed pressing PBX 9501 hydrostatically and uniaxially. The effects of several pressing parameters on the bulk density and density profile, as well as mechanical properties, have been measured. The parameters investigated include pressure, temperature, number of cycles, dwell time, rest time, sack thickness, and particle distribution and size. Density distributions within the pressed explosives were also compared.

  14. Method for formation of thin film transistors on plastic substrates

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    Carey, Paul G. (Mountain View, CA); Smith, Patrick M. (San Ramon, CA); Sigmon, Thomas W. (Portola Valley, CA); Aceves, Randy C. (Livermore, CA)

    1998-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for formation of thin film transistors (TFTs) on plastic substrates replaces standard thin film transistor fabrication techniques, and uses sufficiently lower processing temperatures so that inexpensive plastic substrates may be used in place of standard glass, quartz, and silicon wafer-based substrates. The process relies on techniques for depositing semiconductors, dielectrics, and metals at low temperatures; crystallizing and doping semiconductor layers in the TFT with a pulsed energy source; and creating top-gate self-aligned as well as back-gate TFT structures. The process enables the fabrication of amorphous and polycrystalline channel silicon TFTs at temperatures sufficiently low to prevent damage to plastic substrates. The process has use in large area low cost electronics, such as flat panel displays and portable electronics.

  15. Gradient Plasticity Model and its Implementation into MARMOT

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    Barker, Erin I.; Li, Dongsheng; Zbib, Hussein M.; Sun, Xin

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of strain gradient on deformation behavior of nuclear structural materials, such as boby centered cubic (bcc) iron alloys has been investigated. We have developed and implemented a dislocation based strain gradient crystal plasticity material model. A mesoscale crystal plasticity model for inelastic deformation of metallic material, bcc steel, has been developed and implemented numerically. Continuum Dislocation Dynamics (CDD) with a novel constitutive law based on dislocation density evolution mechanisms was developed to investigate the deformation behaviors of single crystals, as well as polycrystalline materials by coupling CDD and crystal plasticity (CP). The dislocation density evolution law in this model is mechanism-based, with parameters measured from experiments or simulated with lower-length scale models, not an empirical law with parameters back-fitted from the flow curves.

  16. Nonlinear elasto-plastic model for dense granular flow

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    Ken Kamrin

    2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This work proposes a model for granular deformation that predicts the stress and velocity profiles in well-developed dense granular flows. Recent models for granular elasticity (Jiang and Liu 2003) and rate-sensitive plastic flow (Jop et al. 2006) are reformulated and combined into one universal granular continuum law, capable of predicting flowing regions and stagnant zones simultaneously in any arbitrary 3D flow geometry. The unification is performed by justifying and implementing a Kroner-Lee elasto-plastic decomposition, with care taken to ensure certain continuum physical principles are necessarily upheld. The model is then numerically implemented in multiple geometries and results are compared to experiments and discrete simulations.

  17. Design and Development of a Plastic Film Heat Exchanger

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    Guyer, E. C.; Gollin, M. K.; Brownell, D. L.

    be liquid, gas, or a condensing vapor. The low thermal conductivity of the plastic is off set by the use of thin films so that overall heat transfer rates are achieved which are comparable 'to conventional units. Potential.uses for such? a unit are low... grade heat recovery, flu?e gas condensing, and liquid dessicant dehumidification systems. This paper discusses the range of plastic films available and compares their individual properties with those desirable in materials to be used in a PFHX...

  18. Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for gradient plasticity.

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    Garikipati, Krishna. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI); Ostien, Jakob T.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report we apply discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods to the equations of an incompatibility based formulation of gradient plasticity. The presentation is motivated with a brief overview of the description of dislocations within a crystal lattice. A tensor representing a measure of the incompatibility with the lattice is used in the formulation of a gradient plasticity model. This model is cast in a variational formulation, and discontinuous Galerkin machinery is employed to implement the formulation into a finite element code. Finally numerical examples of the model are shown.

  19. Assessing the benefits of design for recycling for plastics in electronics: A case study of computer enclosures

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    Masanet, Eric; Horvath, Arpad

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ten facts to know about plastics from consumer electronics,E.F. Stefanacci, Designing with plastics: considering partpp. 54–60. [6] American Plastics Council, A design guide for

  20. Mineral fillers in plastics and elastomers. (Latest citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association database). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the uses of such mineral fillers as talc, calcium carbonate, clay, wollastonite, mica, silica and boron in plastics and elastomers. Mechanical, electrical and tribological properties relative to flexural strength, abrasion resistance, heat stability, impact resistance, electrical conductivity, chemical resistance, dimensional stability and flame retardancy are considered. Effects of molding on mineral filled plastics and elastomers, and applications in electrical, electronic and automotive industries are also included. (Contains a minimum of 96 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  1. Productive Economy InternetMobilephonesBudgetanalysisGreeneconomyRapid

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    Berzins, M.

    manufacturing work 1990s A new process, `Selective Laser Sintering', paves way for rapid manufacture of productsProductive Economy InternetMobilephonesBudgetanalysisGreeneconomyRapid manufacturing 1967 UK computer design files ­ using plastic lays foundation for new low-cost, low- waste manufacturing techniques

  2. Health hazard evaluation report HETA 79-034-1440, Intex Plastics, Corinth, Mississippi

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    Salisbury, S.

    1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In response to a request from the president of the United Rubber Workers, Local 759, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous working conditions at the Hatco Plastics Division, Currently known as Intex Plastics, Corinth, Mississippi. The request indicated that several production and maintenance employees at that site had been disabled due to chemical poisoining and related illnesses. A medical survey was begun at the facility in March of 1979. Fifty employees participated by completing a questionnaire. A high prevalence of eye, nose, and throat irritation was found along with shortness of breath, cough, and skin rash among workers assigned to the Calender, Color, and Laminating Departments. Air sampling was performed in several departments. Except for methyl-ethyl-ketone (MEK), the levels of substances detected were quite low. The department with the highest exposure to airborne contaminants included the Print Service with 36 to 299 parts per million (ppm) MEK, laminating at 74 to 105ppm MEK, printing at 15 to 113ppm MEK, color at 15 to 24ppm MEK, premix at 0.3 to 6.8mg/cu m total dust, and calender at 0.1 to 0.6mg/cu m total dust.

  3. Cellular and molecular analysis of neuronal structure plasticity in the mammalian cortex

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    Lee, Wei-Chung Allen

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite decades of evidence for functional plasticity in the adult brain, the role of structural plasticity in its manifestation remains unclear. cpg15 is an activity-regulated gene encoding a membrane-bound ligand that ...

  4. RIS-M-2586 ELASTIC-PLASTIC FRACTURE MECHANICS ANALYSIS OF A CT-SPECIMEN

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    RISØ-M-2586 ELASTIC-PLASTIC FRACTURE MECHANICS ANALYSIS OF A CT-SPECIMEN - A TWO-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH Gunner C. Larsen Abstract. This report documents the results obtained from an elastic-plastic

  5. The unfinished miracle : how plastics came to be lost at sea

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    Martinez, Amanda Rose

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic trash is an increasingly significant source of pollution in the world's oceans. In some remote ocean regions, it is aggregating by the ton. This thesis investigates plastic trash as an emerging marine contaminant, ...

  6. SPEECH-CODING AND TRAINING-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN AUDITORY CORTEX OF NORMAL AND DYSLEXIA

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    Kilgard, Michael P.

    SPEECH-CODING AND TRAINING-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN AUDITORY CORTEX OF NORMAL AND DYSLEXIA MODEL RATS anymore... #12;SPEECH-CODING AND TRAINING-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN AUDITORY CORTEX OF NORMAL AND DYSLEXIA

  7. Hydraulic Interaction between Geosynthetic Drainage Layers and Unsaturated Low Plasticity Clay

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    1 Hydraulic Interaction between Geosynthetic Drainage Layers and Unsaturated Low Plasticity Clay of soil density on the hydraulic interaction between unsaturated, low plasticity clay and geosynthetic drainage layers. The hydraulic interaction was evaluated using the system hydraulic conductivity, moisture

  8. Crystallization and doping of amorphous silicon on low temperature plastic

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    Kaschmitter, J.L.; Truher, J.B.; Weiner, K.H.; Sigmon, T.W.

    1994-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A method or process of crystallizing and doping amorphous silicon (a-Si) on a low-temperature plastic substrate using a short pulsed high energy source in a selected environment, without heat propagation and build-up in the substrate is disclosed. The pulsed energy processing of the a-Si in a selected environment, such as BF3 and PF5, will form a doped micro-crystalline or poly-crystalline silicon (pc-Si) region or junction point with improved mobilities, lifetimes and drift and diffusion lengths and with reduced resistivity. The advantage of this method or process is that it provides for high energy materials processing on low cost, low temperature, transparent plastic substrates. Using pulsed laser processing a high (>900 C), localized processing temperature can be achieved in thin films, with little accompanying temperature rise in the substrate, since substrate temperatures do not exceed 180 C for more than a few microseconds. This method enables use of plastics incapable of withstanding sustained processing temperatures (higher than 180 C) but which are much lower cost, have high tolerance to ultraviolet light, have high strength and good transparency, compared to higher temperature plastics such as polyimide. 5 figs.

  9. Crystallization and doping of amorphous silicon on low temperature plastic

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kaschmitter, James L. (Pleasanton, CA); Truher, Joel B. (Palo Alto, CA); Weiner, Kurt H. (Campbell, CA); Sigmon, Thomas W. (Beaverton, OR)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method or process of crystallizing and doping amorphous silicon (a-Si) on a low-temperature plastic substrate using a short pulsed high energy source in a selected environment, without heat propagation and build-up in the substrate. The pulsed energy processing of the a-Si in a selected environment, such as BF3 and PF5, will form a doped micro-crystalline or poly-crystalline silicon (pc-Si) region or junction point with improved mobilities, lifetimes and drift and diffusion lengths and with reduced resistivity. The advantage of this method or process is that it provides for high energy materials processing on low cost, low temperature, transparent plastic substrates. Using pulsed laser processing a high (>900.degree. C.), localized processing temperature can be achieved in thin films, with little accompanying temperature rise in the substrate, since substrate temperatures do not exceed 180.degree. C. for more than a few microseconds. This method enables use of plastics incapable of withstanding sustained processing temperatures (higher than 180.degree. C.) but which are much lower cost, have high tolerance to ultraviolet light, have high strength and good transparency, compared to higher temperature plastics such as polyimide.

  10. Visual and multisensory processing and plasticity in the human brain

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    Visual and multisensory processing and plasticity in the human brain Thesis submitted; " , ) ""( " , , . ) (,, . " ) " ( ' , , , . " , ) " ' .( . , , , . " ) "... ( . ' ," ," " . , , , . ,,,,,, ,,,, . " " NIH . An important part of the thesis is a result of collaborations. To Dr. Agnes Floel and Prof for a fruitful scientific collaboration and an exciting journey to the visual cortex of the blind

  11. Plastic Hinging Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns

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    Firat Alemdar, Zeynep

    2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    of the seismic performance of four-span large-scale bridge systems at the University of Nevada Reno that details deformations in column hinging regions during response to strong shaking events. In order to evaluate the plastic hinging regions, a photogrammetric...

  12. Gustatory Terminal Field Organization and Developmental Plasticity in the

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    Hill, David L.

    Gustatory Terminal Field Organization and Developmental Plasticity in the Nucleus of the Solitary-fluorescence labeling and confocal laser microscopy, terminal fields of the greater superficial petrosal (GSP), chorda- and postnatal development resulted in a twofold increase in the volume of both the CT and the IX nerve terminal

  13. Editor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance

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    Parrott, Wayne

    . The term GE is preferred over the term "genetically modified" (commonly referred to as GMEditor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance to Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks1 Genetically engineered (GE) stacks, combinations of two or more single

  14. Plastic Surface Strain Mapping of Bent Sheets by Image Correlation

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    Tong, Wei

    of 5XXX and 6XXX series automotive aluminum alloys is often more problematic (because of surface, the shape and surface plastic strain distribu- tions around a bent apex of a flat 2 mm thick automotive alu are widely used in making various electri- cal connectors and automotive components, respectively.2,3 Hemming

  15. Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010 Advances in laser-induced plastic

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    in a local increase in temperature, e.g. laser cutting, drilling, welding, in a sense these processes© Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010 535 18 Advances in laser-induced plastic deformation processes laser processes take advantage of the ability to convert photon energy into thermal energy resulting

  16. Constitutive model for plasticity in an amorphous polycarbonate A. Fortunelli

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    Ortiz, Michael

    Constitutive model for plasticity in an amorphous polycarbonate A. Fortunelli Molecular Modeling response of an amorphous glassy polycarbonate is proposed. The model is based on an isotropic elastic phase glassy polycarbonate. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.76.041806 PACS number s : 61.41. e, 46.35. z, 46.15. x, 83

  17. ORIGINAL PAPER Phenotypic plasticity and climatic adaptation in an Atlantic

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    areas is pointless and indicate reduced effects of a changing climate towards Mediterranean conditions. is found in the Iberian Pen- insula under Mediterranean and Atlantic conditions. Both climates encounter . Environmental stability. Phenotypic plasticity. Climate change . Pinus pinaster #12;Atlantic areas will, thus

  18. Research Report Sensory experience determines enrichment-induced plasticity

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    Kilgard, Michael P.

    Research Report Sensory experience determines enrichment-induced plasticity in rat auditory cortex in an enriched environment increases response strength and paired-pulse depression in the auditory cortex.L., Kilgard, M.P., 2004. Environmental enrichment improves response strength, threshold, selectivity

  19. A Research Needs Assessment for waste plastics recycling: Volume 2, Project report. Final report

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    NONE

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This second volume contains detailed information on a number of specific topics relevant to the recovery/recycling of plastics.

  20. Improved Bounds on the Effective Yield Surface of Inhomogeneous Rigid/Plastic Materials

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    Olson, Tamara

    Improved Bounds on the Effective Yield Surface of Inhomogeneous Rigid/Plastic Materials Tamara January 1993 Abstract The yield surface of a mixture of rigid/perfectly­plastic materials is examined plasticity under suffi­ ciently large stress. The set of stresses at which the deformation changes from

  1. THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice*

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    THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice* ABSTRACT This paper briefly reviews progres~in the elastic plastic analysisof crack extension. Analytical results for plane strain and plane stress deformation fields are noted, and elastic-plastic fracture instability as well as transitional

  2. RATE SENSITIVITY OF PLASTIC FLOW AND IMPLICATIONS FOR YIELD-SURFACE VERTICES

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    RATE SENSITIVITY OF PLASTIC FLOW AND IMPLICATIONS FOR YIELD-SURFACE VERTICES Jwo PAN Stress; in recked form 29 Norember 1982) &tract-When crystalline slip is considered as the micromechanism of plastic sensitivity of plastic flow may be central to understanding the ambiguous conclusions from experimental

  3. Specular highlights of plastic surfaces and the Fresnel Coefficient Elli Angelopoulou*

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    Angelopoulou, Elli

    Specular highlights of plastic surfaces and the Fresnel Coefficient Elli Angelopoulou* and Sofya that the color of specularities for materials like plastics and ceramics can be approximated by the color by experiments performed on multispectral images of different colored plastic tiles. The refractive indices

  4. he edge of a torn plastic sheet forms a complex three-dimensional fractal

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    Texas at Austin. University of

    T he edge of a torn plastic sheet forms a complex three-dimensional fractal shape. We have found to the generation of characteristic wavy shapes. We used rectangular plastic sheets pulled from the sides (in the y produce an irreversible plastic deforma- tion of the sheet and, as they are relieved, the deformed sheet

  5. Weathering Effects on Mechanical Properties of Recycled HDPE Based Plastic Lumber

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    Weathering Effects on Mechanical Properties of Recycled HDPE Based Plastic Lumber Jennifer K. Lynch recycled plastic lumber (RPL) decking was exposed to the environment for eleven years. The weathering in the construction of the deck were a commingled recycled plastic material referred to as curbside tailings, NJCT

  6. Parametric dislocation dynamics: A thermodynamics-based approach to investigations of mesoscopic plastic deformation

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    Ghoniem, Nasr M.

    plastic deformation N. M. Ghoniem, S.-H. Tong, and L. Z. Sun Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 3D interacting dislocation loops. The approach is appropriate for investigations of plastic defor formation of dislocation junctions. I. INTRODUCTION A fundamental description of plastic deformation is now

  7. Bendable single crystal silicon thin film transistors formed by printing on plastic substrates

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    Rogers, John A.

    Bendable single crystal silicon thin film transistors formed by printing on plastic substrates E on plastic substrates using an efficient dry transfer printing technique. In these devices, free standing-Si is then transferred, to a specific location and with a controlled orientation, onto a thin plastic sheet

  8. Thermo-elasto-plastic finite element analysis of quasi-state processes in Eulerian reference

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    Michaleris, Panagiotis

    Thermo-elasto-plastic finite element analysis of quasi-state processes in Eulerian reference frames ­ Incremental scheme ­ Fine mesh along entire heat source path ­ Lengthy computer runs · Elasto-Plasticity at times ti and ti-1, respectively. Penn State University 5 #12;Elasto-Plasticity Equilibrium: r(r, t) + b

  9. Interfaces and Plastic Deformation in Materials: From Theory to Engineering (3 Credits)

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    Chen, Zheng

    Interfaces and Plastic Deformation in Materials: From Theory to Engineering (3 Credits) Instructor in their plastic deformation. The interface structures and defects will be described at different scales. Interfaces and high temperature plasticity 11. Triple junctions: from free to constrained interfaces 12

  10. PHYSICAL NATURE OF SHEAR BANDS FORMATION AND CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING FOR PLASTIC INSTABILITY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    697 PHYSICAL NATURE OF SHEAR BANDS FORMATION AND CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING FOR PLASTIC INSTABILITYtokrzyska 21,00-049 Warsaw,Poland Revue Phys. Appl. 23 (1988) 697 AVRIL 1988, Studies of plastic deformation dependent hardening property can be pivotal in the modelling for plastic deform- ation instability

  11. Local Flaps: A Real-Time Finite Element Based Solution to the Plastic Surgery

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    Liblit, Ben

    Local Flaps: A Real-Time Finite Element Based Solution to the Plastic Surgery Defect Puzzle fundamental challenges in plastic surgery is the alter- ation of the geometry and topology of the skin for the patient after the procedure is completed. The plastic surgeon must look at the defect created

  12. FINITE-ELEMENT FORMULATIONS FOR PROBLEMS OF LARGE ELASTIC-PLASTIC DEFORMATION

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    FINITE-ELEMENT FORMULATIONS FOR PROBLEMS OF LARGE ELASTIC-PLASTIC DEFORMATION R. M. MCM~EKING and J elastic-plastic flow.The method is based on Hill's variational principle for incremental deformations in a manner which allows any conventions finite element program, for "small strain" elastic-plastic analysis

  13. PLASTIC VERSUS ELASTIC DEFORMATION EFFECTS ON MAGNETIC BARKHAUSEN NOISE IN STEEL

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    Clapham, Lynann

    PLASTIC VERSUS ELASTIC DEFORMATION EFFECTS ON MAGNETIC BARKHAUSEN NOISE IN STEEL C.-G. STEFANITA, D) AbstractÐA study was performed to dierentiate the eects of elastic and plastic deformation on magnetic samples subjected to varying degrees of uniaxial elastic and plastic deformation up to H40% strain

  14. An accurate elasto-plastic frictional tangential forcedisplacement model for granular-flow

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    Vu-Quoc, Loc

    An accurate elasto-plastic frictional tangential force­displacement model for granular for both elastic and plastic deformations together with interfacial friction occurring in collisions of spherical particles. This elasto-plastic frictional TFD model, with its force-driven version presented in [L

  15. Structural Signature of Plastic Deformation in Metallic Glasses H. L. Peng,1,2

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    Wang, Wei Hua

    Structural Signature of Plastic Deformation in Metallic Glasses H. L. Peng,1,2 M. Z. Li,2,* and W the degree of local fivefold symmetry (LFFS) as the structural indicator to predict plastic deformation of local structures and find that the plastic events prefer to be initiated in regions with a lower degree

  16. 1 INTRODUCTION The plastic behavior of a certain powder or soil sam-

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    Luding, Stefan

    1 INTRODUCTION The plastic behavior of a certain powder or soil sam- ple depends on the history in order to in- vestigate the elasto-plastic response of granular ma- terials. An alternative is obtained by the calculation of the interaction forces between parti- cles. This includes, e.g., plastic

  17. Elastic-Plastic Models for Stable Crack Growtht *James R. Rice

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    Elastic-Plastic Models for Stable Crack Growtht by *James R. Rice Mareh 1973 'PCAbh ~ ~ e c.\\. (n do not fully recover their strain upon unloading. The idealized non-linear elastic (left) and rigid-plastic,. there is ~ strain concentration created at the cut-ahead tip in the rigid-plastic material and the deformation field

  18. PLASTIC BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRAINED METALS: MICROSTRUCTURAL ASPECTS. J.L. RAPHANEL and J.-H. SCHMITT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    708 PLASTIC BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRAINED METALS: MICROSTRUCTURAL ASPECTS. J.L. RAPHANEL and J. 23 (1988) 708 AVRIL 1988, The plastic behavior of prestrained materials is often studied from, a plastic deformation induces microstructural evolutions. For a poly- crystalline single phase metal which

  19. Wood plastic composites based on microfibrillar blends of high density polyethylene/poly(ethylene terephthalate)

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    Wood plastic composites based on microfibrillar blends of high density polyethylene January 2010 Keywords: Wood plastic composites Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Polyethylene Extrusion a b into wood plastic composites through a two-step reactive extrusion technology. Wood flour was added into pre

  20. Mitigating Effects of Plastic Surgery: Fusing Face and Ocular Biometrics Raghavender Jillela and Arun Ross

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    Ross, Arun Abraham

    Mitigating Effects of Plastic Surgery: Fusing Face and Ocular Biometrics Raghavender Jillela.Ross}@mail.wvu.edu Abstract The task of successfully matching face images obtained before and after plastic surgery is a challenging problem. The degree to which a face is altered depends on the type and number of plastic surgeries

  1. Transformation plasticity and thermoelastic behavior in ZrO2-containing ceramics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    565 Transformation plasticity and thermoelastic behavior in ZrO2-containing ceramics A. H. Heuer plasticity in Zr02-containing ceramics. The trans thermoélastique. Abstract.- Transformation plasticity in ZrO2, which is responsible for the high strength and high

  2. Environmental stress and the costs of whole-organism phenotypic plasticity in tadpoles

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    Environmental stress and the costs of whole-organism phenotypic plasticity in tadpoles U. K Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Introduction Costs of plasticity play a central role in evolutionary theory. These costs are recognized when plastic geno- types have relatively low

  3. Plasticity-Mediated Competitive Learning Nicol N. Schraudolph Terrence J. Sejnowski

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    Schraudolph, Nicol N.

    Plasticity-Mediated Competitive Learning Nicol N. Schraudolph Terrence J. Sejnowski nici representations are computa- tionally unattractive. By letting neural plasticity mediate the com- petitive.50 1.00 -4.00 -2.00 0.00 2.00 4.00 Figure 1: Activity f and plasticity f of a logistic node

  4. Development/Plasticity/Repair Dendritic Spine Dynamics Regulate the Long-Term Stability

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    van Rossum, Mark

    Development/Plasticity/Repair Dendritic Spine Dynamics Regulate the Long-Term Stability of Synaptic Plasticity Cian O'Donnell,1,2 Matthew F. Nolan,3 and Mark C. W. van Rossum1 1Institute for Adaptive of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9XD, United Kingdom Long-term synaptic plasticity requires postsynaptic influx

  5. THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION From the issue dated February 28, 2003 One Word: Plastics

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    : Plastics A group of researchers defies wisdom with polymer blends By LILA GUTERMAN Last fall, researchers into place. The 56-foot-long, one-lane bridge held special meaning for them: It was the world's first all-plastic exclusively from recycled plastics. The bridge was only the researchers' latest success. Tens of thousands

  6. Off-fault plasticity and earthquake rupture dynamics: 2. Effects of fluid saturation

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    Off-fault plasticity and earthquake rupture dynamics: 2. Effects of fluid saturation Robert C slip-weakening behavior is specified, and the off-fault material is described using an elastic-plastic poroelastoplastic materials with and without plastic dilation. During nondilatant undrained response near

  7. Developmental Plasticity in Linear Genetic Programming Nicholas Freitag McPhee

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    Poli, Riccardo

    Developmental Plasticity in Linear Genetic Programming Nicholas Freitag McPhee Division of Science numerous types of plasticity, where they respond both developmentally and behaviorally to environ- mental selection to act on these otherwise "invis- ible" genes. In contrast to biological plasticity, the vast

  8. Phenotypic plasticity in opsin expression in a butterfly compound eye complements sex role

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    Monteiro, Antónia

    Phenotypic plasticity in opsin expression in a butterfly compound eye complements sex role reversal-2148/12/232 #12;RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Phenotypic plasticity in opsin expression in a butterfly compound eye* Abstract Background: Animals often display phenotypic plasticity in morphologies and behaviors that result

  9. Sites of Plasticity in the Neural Circuit Mediating Tentacle Withdrawal in the Snail

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    Chase, Ronald

    Sites of Plasticity in the Neural Circuit Mediating Tentacle Withdrawal in the Snail Helix aspersa with the dual-process theory of plasticity. Habituation, sensitization, or a combination of both were elicited by varying stimulation parameters and lesion condition. Analysis of response plasticity shows that the late

  10. Gurson's plasticity coupled to damage as a CAP model for concrete compaction in dynamics

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    1 Gurson's plasticity coupled to damage as a CAP model for concrete compaction in dynamics Fabrice (compaction) but also the plastic strains in compression and cracking in tension. Recently, new dynamic is generally described by means of the plasticity theory where the spherical and the deviatoric responses

  11. Plasticity of BCC micro-pillars controlled by competition between dislocation multiplication and depletion

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    Cai, Wei

    1 Plasticity of BCC micro-pillars controlled by competition between dislocation multiplication, plasticity is governed mainly by the kinetics of dislocation motion, not their elastic interactions. Keywords: plasticity, micro-pillars, dislocation dynamics, stress-strain relations Acta Materialia, in press (2013) #12

  12. Plasticity in the Rat Posterior Auditory Field Following Nucleus Basalis Stimulation

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    Kilgard, Michael P.

    Plasticity in the Rat Posterior Auditory Field Following Nucleus Basalis Stimulation Amanda C. Plasticity in the rat posterior auditory field following nucleus basalis stimulation. J Neurophysiol 98: 253 have been shown to cause frequency-specific plasticity in both primary and secondary cortical areas

  13. Development/Plasticity/Repair A Refractory Period for Rejuvenating GABAergic Synaptic

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    Development/Plasticity/Repair A Refractory Period for Rejuvenating GABAergic Synaptic Transmission and Ocular Dominance Plasticity with Dark Exposure Shiyong Huang,1* Yu Gu,2* Elizabeth M. Quinlan,2 Dark exposure initiated in adulthood reactivates robust ocular dominance plasticity in the visual

  14. Phenotype Plasticity in Genetic Programming: A Comparison of Darwinian and Lamarckian

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Phenotype Plasticity in Genetic Programming: A Comparison of Darwinian and Lamarckian Inheritance of phenotype plasticity in Genetic Pro­ gramming (GP). This takes the form of a set of real­valued numerical that plastic GP has significant benefits including faster evolution and adaptation in changing environments

  15. 2014 ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW), INCLUDING NON-RECYCLED PLASTICS (NRP),

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    Columbia University

    1 2014 ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW), INCLUDING NON-RECYCLED PLASTICS #12;2 2014 ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW), INCLUDING NON-RECYCLED PLASTICS-recycled plastics (NRP). The study presented in this Report is based on 2011 data, compiled in the EEC 2013 Survey

  16. Plasticity-induced structural anisotropy of silica glass C. L. Rountree1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Plasticity-induced structural anisotropy of silica glass C. L. Rountree1 , D. Vandembroucq2 , M anisotropic structure after extended shear plastic flow. This anisotropy which survives for an un- stressed tetrahedra microstructure remains mostly unaltered. PACS numbers: 62.20.F, 81.05.Kf Plasticity of amorphous

  17. Developmental plasticity of cutaneous water loss and lipid composition in stratum corneum of desert

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    Williams, Jos. B.

    Developmental plasticity of cutaneous water loss and lipid composition in stratum corneum of desert and cerebrosides in the SC compared with mesic spar- rows. In this study, we investigated developmental plasticity modifications of the lipid composition of the SC. The expression of plasticity in CWL seems to be a response

  18. PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN AGE AT FIRST REPRODUCTION OF FEMALE NORTHERN SEA OTTERS

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    PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN AGE AT FIRST REPRODUCTION OF FEMALE NORTHERN SEA OTTERS (ENHYDRA LUTRIS phenotypic plasticity. When populations are near carrying capacity (K) or when they are declining due) populations in Alaska provides an opportunity to examine phenotypic plasticity. Using premolar teeth

  19. Plasticity in Cu thin films: an experimental investigation of the effect of microstructure

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    Plasticity in Cu thin films: an experimental investigation of the effect of microstructure A thesis Author Joost J. Vlassak Yong Xiang Plasticity in Cu thin films: an experimental investigation is constructed. The elastic-plastic behavior of Cu films is studied with emphasis on the effects

  20. Plasticity contributions to interface adhesion in thin-film interconnect structures

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    Vainchtein, Anna

    Plasticity contributions to interface adhesion in thin-film interconnect structures Michael Lanea of plasticity in thin copper layers on the interface fracture resistance in thin-film interconnect structures yield properties together with a plastic flow model for the metal layers were used to predict

  1. PLASTICITY OF DAMAGED SOLIDS AND SHEAR BAND LOCALIZATION MARIA K.DUSZEK and PIOTR PERZYNA

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    Boyer, Edmond

    694 PLASTICITY OF DAMAGED SOLIDS AND SHEAR BAND LOCALIZATION MARIA K.DUSZEK and PIOTR PERZYNA of shear band localization conditions for finite elastic-plastic rate independent deformations of damaged for elastic-plastic solids when iso- tropic and kinematic hardening effects and micro-damage process are taken

  2. Phenotypic Plasticity of Leaf Shape along a Temperature Gradient in Acer rubrum

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    Royer, Dana

    Phenotypic Plasticity of Leaf Shape along a Temperature Gradient in Acer rubrum Dana L. Royer1 plasticity and genetic determination can be important for understanding how plants respond to environmental change. However, little is known about the plastic response of leaf teeth and leaf dissection

  3. Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students' coordinate system choice Eleanor C. Sayre

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    Zollman, Dean

    Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students' coordinate system choice Eleanor C. Sayre Department from solid. To describe our work more precisely, we define a scale of plasticity and several heuristics for defining resources and their plasticity. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.020105 PACS number s : 01.30.lb, 01

  4. Interfacial plasticity governs strain rate sensitivity and ductility in nanostructured metals

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    Suresh, Subra

    Interfacial plasticity governs strain rate sensitivity and ductility in nanostructured metals Ting-controlling mechanisms of plastic flow. We attribute the relatively high ductility of nano- twinned copper to the hardening of twin boundaries as they gradually lose coherency during plastic deformation. These find- ings

  5. Development/Plasticity/Repair Simultaneous NMDA-Dependent Long-Term Potentiation of

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    Segal, Menahem

    Development/Plasticity/Repair Simultaneous NMDA-Dependent Long-Term Potentiation of EPSCs and Long activity-dependent long-term plasticity of neuronal networks is the interplay between excitatory, whereas a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor was ineffec- tive. Finally, network-induced plasticity

  6. Plasticity of metal wires in torsion: Molecular dynamics and dislocation dynamics simulations

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    Cai, Wei

    Plasticity of metal wires in torsion: Molecular dynamics and dislocation dynamics simulations t The orientation dependent plasticity in metal nanowires is investigated using molecular dynamics and dislocation wires controls the mechanisms of plastic deformation. For wires oriented along /1 1 0S, dislocations

  7. III.C. 2. Plastics and Competing Materials by 1985: A Delphi Forecasting Study

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    Bieber, Michael

    189 III.C. 2. Plastics and Competing Materials by 1985: A Delphi Forecasting Study SELWYN ENZER The application of Delphi to the identification and assessment of possible developments in plastics and competing. The ability to tailor-make plastics for various applications, enhanced by growth in understanding of organic

  8. Recycling and recovery routes of plastic solid waste (PSW): A review

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    Al-Salem, S.M. [Centre for CO-2 Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Process Engineering, University College London (UCL), Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom)], E-mail: s.al-salem@ucl.ac.uk; Lettieri, P.; Baeyens, J. [Centre for CO-2 Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Process Engineering, University College London (UCL), Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom)

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic solid waste (PSW) presents challenges and opportunities to societies regardless of their sustainability awareness and technological advances. In this paper, recent progress in the recycling and recovery of PSW is reviewed. A special emphasis is paid on waste generated from polyolefinic sources, which makes up a great percentage of our daily single-life cycle plastic products. The four routes of PSW treatment are detailed and discussed covering primary (re-extrusion), secondary (mechanical), tertiary (chemical) and quaternary (energy recovery) schemes and technologies. Primary recycling, which involves the re-introduction of clean scrap of single polymer to the extrusion cycle in order to produce products of the similar material, is commonly applied in the processing line itself but rarely applied among recyclers, as recycling materials rarely possess the required quality. The various waste products, consisting of either end-of-life or production (scrap) waste, are the feedstock of secondary techniques, thereby generally reduced in size to a more desirable shape and form, such as pellets, flakes or powders, depending on the source, shape and usability. Tertiary treatment schemes have contributed greatly to the recycling status of PSW in recent years. Advanced thermo-chemical treatment methods cover a wide range of technologies and produce either fuels or petrochemical feedstock. Nowadays, non-catalytic thermal cracking (thermolysis) is receiving renewed attention, due to the fact of added value on a crude oil barrel and its very valuable yielded products. But a fact remains that advanced thermo-chemical recycling of PSW (namely polyolefins) still lacks the proper design and kinetic background to target certain desired products and/or chemicals. Energy recovery was found to be an attainable solution to PSW in general and municipal solid waste (MSW) in particular. The amount of energy produced in kilns and reactors applied in this route is sufficiently investigated up to the point of operation, but not in terms of integration with either petrochemical or converting plants. Although primary and secondary recycling schemes are well established and widely applied, it is concluded that many of the PSW tertiary and quaternary treatment schemes appear to be robust and worthy of additional investigation.

  9. Oxygen-assisted multipass cutting of carbon fiber reinforced plastics with ultra-short laser pulses

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    Kononenko, T. V.; Komlenok, M. S.; Konov, V. I. [Natural Sciences Center, General Physics Institute, Vavilov str. 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); National Research Nuclear University, “MEPhI,” Kashirskoye shosse 31, 115409 Moscow (Russian Federation); Freitag, C. [Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Pfaffenwaldring 43, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); GSaME Graduate School of Excellence Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Onuseit, V.; Weber, R.; Graf, T. [Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Pfaffenwaldring 43, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Deep multipass cutting of bidirectional and unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) with picosecond laser pulses was investigated in different static atmospheres as well as with the assistance of an oxygen or nitrogen gas flow. The ablation rate was determined as a function of the kerf depth and the resulting heat affected zone was measured. An assisting oxygen gas flow is found to significantly increase the cutting productivity, but only in deep kerfs where the diminished evaporative ablation due to the reduced laser fluence reaching the bottom of the kerf does not dominate the contribution of reactive etching anymore. Oxygen-supported cutting was shown to also solve the problem that occurs when cutting the CFRP parallel to the fiber orientation where a strong deformation and widening of the kerf, which temporarily slows down the process speed, is revealed to be typical for processing in standard air atmospheres.

  10. Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) by Ralstonia eutropha in

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    Sinskey, Anthony J.

    plastic production is dependent on fossil­based petroleum. To reduce this dependency, new polymerARTICLE Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3- hydroxyhexanoate) by Ralstonia eutropha in High.23283 ABSTRACT: Improved production costs will accelerate commercialization of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA

  11. Symmetry group analysis of an ideal plastic flow

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    Vincent Lamothe

    2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we study the Lie point symmetry group of a system describing an ideal plastic plane flow in two dimensions in order to find analytical solutions. The infinitesimal generators that span the Lie algebra for this system are obtained. We completely classify the subalgebras of up to codimension two in conjugacy classes under the action of the symmetry group. Based on invariant forms, we use Ansatzes to compute symmetry reductions in such a way that the obtained solutions cover simultaneously many invariant and partially invariant solutions. We calculate solutions of the algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric and elliptic type. Some solutions depending on one or two arbitrary functions of one variable have also been found. In some cases, the shape of a potentially feasible extrusion die corresponding to the solution is deduced. These tools could be used to thin, curve, undulate or shape a ring in an ideal plastic material.

  12. Plastic anisotropy in a superplastic duplex stainless steel

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    Song, J.L.; Bate, P.S. [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)] [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of the plastic anisotropy in uniaxial tension of the duplex stainless steel, SAF2304, have been made at room temperature and under conditions where the material was superplastic. There was significant plastic anisotropy in both types of deformation and there were some similarities between the low and high temperature variations with tensile axis orientation. Although it was possible to model the high temperature anisotropy using a grain boundary sliding model, the assumed distribution of sliding boundaries was considered to be unrealistic. This, together with aspects of microstructural and textural development, indicated that deformation was principally occurring by intragranular slip with a significant contribution caused by mechanical inhomogeneity in the two-phase material.

  13. Compacting Plastic-Bonded Explosive Molding Powders to Dense Solids

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    B. Olinger

    2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Dense solid high explosives are made by compacting plastic-bonded explosive molding powders with high pressures and temperatures for extended periods of time. The density is influenced by manufacturing processes of the powders, compaction temperature, the magnitude of compaction pressure, pressure duration, and number of repeated applications of pressure. The internal density variation of compacted explosives depends on method of compaction and the material being compacted.

  14. Modeling Cortical Plasticity Based on Adapting Lateral Interaction

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    A neural network model called LISSOM for the cooperative self-organization of afferent and lateral connections in cortical maps is applied to modeling cortical plasticity. After self-organization, the LISSOM maps are in a dynamic equilibrium with the input, and reorganize like the cortex in response to simulated cortical lesions and intracortical microstimulation. The model predicts that adapting lateral interactions are fundamental to cortical reorganization, and suggests techniques to hasten recovery following sensory cortical surgery.

  15. Elastic-Plastic-Brittle Transitions and Avalanches in Disordered Media Sohan Kale and Martin Ostoja-Starzewski*

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    Ostoja-Starzewski, Martin

    Elastic-Plastic-Brittle Transitions and Avalanches in Disordered Media Sohan Kale and Martin Ostoja to simulate elastic-plastic-brittle transitions in a disordered medium is presented. The model is based, and the fracture surfaces. The model demonstrates a plastic strain avalanche behavior for perfectly plastic as well

  16. Pre-release plastic packaging of MEMS and IMEMS devices

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    Peterson, Kenneth A. (Albuquerque, NM); Conley, William R. (Tijeras, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is disclosed for pre-release plastic packaging of MEMS and IMEMS devices. The method can include encapsulating the MEMS device in a transfer molded plastic package. Next, a perforation can be made in the package to provide access to the MEMS elements. The non-ablative material removal process can include wet etching, dry etching, mechanical machining, water jet cutting, and ultrasonic machining, or any combination thereof. Finally, the MEMS elements can be released by using either a wet etching or dry plasma etching process. The MEMS elements can be protected with a parylene protective coating. After releasing the MEMS elements, an anti-stiction coating can be applied. The perforating step can be applied to both sides of the device or package. A cover lid can be attached to the face of the package after releasing any MEMS elements. The cover lid can include a window for providing optical access. The method can be applied to any plastic packaged microelectronic device that requires access to the environment, including chemical, pressure, or temperature-sensitive microsensors; CCD chips, photocells, laser diodes, VCSEL's, and UV-EPROMS. The present method places the high-risk packaging steps ahead of the release of the fragile portions of the device. It also provides protection for the die in shipment between the molding house and the house that will release the MEMS elements and subsequently treat the surfaces.

  17. Comparison of isotropic elasto-plastic models for the plastic metric tensor $C_p=F_p^T\\, F_p$

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    Patrizio Neff; Ionel-Dumitrel Ghiba

    2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss in detail existing isotropic elasto-plastic models based on 6-dimensional flow rules for the positive definite plastic metric tensor $C_p=F_p^T\\, F_p$ and highlight their properties and interconnections. We show that seemingly different models are equivalent in the isotropic case.

  18. Plastics and elastomers: Ozone degradation. January 1973-December 1989 (A Bibliography from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association data base). Report for January 1973-December 1989

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    Not Available

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This bibliography contains citations concerning the effects of ozone exposure on various plastics and elastomers. Polyamides, polypropylenes, polyvinyl chlorides, polystyrenes, polyethylenes, and natural and synthetic rubbers are among the plastics and elastomers tested following various concentrations of ozone exposure. Antioxidants, antiozonants, and stabilizers are also mentioned. (This updated bibliography contains 238 citations, 19 of which are new entries to the previous edition.)

  19. Recovery and separation of high-value plastics from discarded household appliances

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    Karvelas, D.E.; Jody, B.J.; Poykala, J.A. Jr.; Daniels, E.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.; Arman, B. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.]|[Praxair, Inc., Tarrytown, NY (United States)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne National Laboratory is conducting research to develop a cost- effective and environmentally acceptable process for the separation of high-value plastics from discarded household appliances. The process under development has separated individual high purity (greater than 99.5%) acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and high- impact polystyrene (HIPS) from commingled plastics generated by appliance-shredding and metal-recovery operations. The process consists of size-reduction steps for the commingled plastics, followed by a series of gravity-separation techniques to separate plastic materials of different densities. Individual plastics of similar densities, such as ABS and HIPS, are further separated by using a chemical solution. By controlling the surface tension, the density, and the temperature of the chemical solution we are able to selectively float/separate plastics that have different surface energies. This separation technique has proven to be highly effective in recovering high-purity plastics materials from discarded household appliances. A conceptual design of a continuous process to recover high-value plastics from discarded appliances is also discussed. In addition to plastics separation research, Argonne National Laboratory is conducting research to develop cost-effective techniques for improving the mechanical properties of plastics recovered from appliances.

  20. Final Report: Development of Renewable Microbial Polyesters for Cost Effective and Energy- Efficient Wood-Plastic Composites

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    Thompson, David N.; Emerick, Robert W.; England, Alfred B.; Flanders, James P.; Loge, Frank J.; Wiedeman, Katherine A.; Wolcott, Michael P.

    2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In this project, we proposed to produce wood fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (WFRTCs) using microbial thermoplastic polyesters in place of petroleum-derived plastic. WFRTCs are a rapidly growing product area, averaging a 38% growth rate since 1997. Their production is dependent on substantial quantities of petroleum based thermoplastics, increasing their overall energy costs by over 230% when compared to traditional Engineered Wood Products (EWP). Utilizing bio-based thermoplastics for these materials can reduce our dependence on foreign petroleum. We have demonstrated that biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates, PHA) can be successfully produced from wood pulping waste streams and that viable wood fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite products can be produced from these materials. The results show that microbial polyester (PHB in this study) can be extruded together with wastewater-derived cell mass and wood flour into deck products having performance properties comparable to existing commercial HDPE/WF composite products. This study has thus proven the underlying concept that the microbial polyesters produced from waste effluents can be used to make cost-effective and energy-efficient wood-plastic composites. The cost of purified microbial polyesters is about 5-20 times that of HDPE depending on the cost of crude oil, due to high purification (40%), carbon substrate (40%) and sterilized fermentation (20%) costs for the PHB. Hence, the ability to produce competitive and functional composites with unpurified PHA-biomass mixtures from waste carbon sources in unsterile systems—without cell debris removal—is a significant step forward in producing competitive value-added structural composites from forest products residuals using a biorefinery approach. As demonstrated in the energy and waste analysis for the project, significant energy savings and waste reductions can also be realized using this approach. We recommend that the next step for development of useful products using this technology is to scale the technology from the 700-L pilot reactor to a small-scale production facility, with dedicated operation staff and engineering controls. In addition, we recommend that a market study be conducted as well as further product development for construction products that will utilize the unique properties of this bio-based material.

  1. Survey of electrochemical production of inorganic compounds. Final report

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    Not Available

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrochemical generation of inorganic compounds, excluding chlorine/caustic, has been critically reviewed. About 60 x 10/sup 12/ Btu/y fossil fuel equivalent will be used in the year 2000 for the electrosynthesis of inorganic compounds. Significant energy savings in chlorate production can result from the development of suitable electrocatalysts for lowering the cathodic overpotential. Perchlorates, electrolytic hypochlorite, electrolytic manganese dioxide, fluorine and other miscellaneous compounds use relatively small amounts of electrical energy. Implementation of caustic scrubber technology for stack gas cleanup would result in appreciable amounts of sodium sulfate which could be electrolyzed to regenerate caustic. Hydrogen peroxide, now produced by the alkyl anthraquinone process, could be made electrolytically by a new process coupling anodic oxidation of sulfate with cathodic reduction of oxygen in alkaline solution. Ozone is currently manufactured using energy-inefficient silent discharge equipment. A novel energy-efficient approach which uses an oxygen-enhanced anodic reaction is examined.

  2. Bioconversion of waste biomass to useful products

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    Grady, J.L.; Chen, G.J.

    1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is provided for converting waste biomass to useful products by gasifying the biomass to produce synthesis gas and converting the synthesis gas substrate to one or more useful products. The present invention is directed to the conversion of biomass wastes including municipal solid waste, sewage sludge, plastic, tires, agricultural residues and the like, as well as coal, to useful products such as hydrogen, ethanol and acetic acid. The overall process includes the steps of gasifying the waste biomass to produce raw synthesis gas, cooling the synthesis gas, converting the synthesis gas to the desired product or products using anaerobic bioconversion, and then recovering the product or products. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention, waste biomass is converted to synthesis gas containing carbon monoxide and, then, the carbon monoxide is converted to hydrogen by an anaerobic microorganism ERIH2, Bacillus smithii ATCC No. 55404. 82 figs.

  3. Bioconversion of waste biomass to useful products

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    Grady, James L. (Fayetteville, AR); Chen, Guang Jiong (Fayetteville, AR)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is provided for converting waste biomass to useful products by gasifying the biomass to produce synthesis gas and converting the synthesis gas substrate to one or more useful products. The present invention is directed to the conversion of biomass wastes including municipal solid waste, sewage sludge, plastic, tires, agricultural residues and the like, as well as coal, to useful products such as hydrogen, ethanol and acetic acid. The overall process includes the steps of gasifying the waste biomass to produce raw synthesis gas, cooling the synthesis gas, converting the synthesis gas to the desired product or products using anaerobic bioconversion, and then recovering the product or products. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention, waste biomass is converted to synthesis gas containing carbon monoxide and, then, the carbon monoxide is converted to hydrogen by an anaerobic microorganism ERIH2, bacillus smithii ATCC No. 55404.

  4. Supporting Information Scalable Air Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells Using Glass Fiber Separators, Plastic Mesh

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    , Plastic Mesh Supporters, and Graphite Fiber Brush Anodes Xiaoyuan Zhang a , Shaoan Cheng b, c , Peng Liang (mW/m2 ) Reference Single brush Single Without plastic mesh or GF1 12 9.5±0.2 68±1 1160±21 This study Single brush Single Without plastic mesh, with GF1 12 11.8±2.1 74±4 1277±80 This study Single brush

  5. A preliminary systems design study of plastic sabots for small arms

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    Whitt, Daniel Truett

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    innovations in plastic materials and injection molding techniques, it now appears possible to overcome some of these materials difficulties by using plastic for sabots. Plastic sabots for use in shotguns are already being made by Ballistic Research..., target practi. ce, etc. (those seeking reduced recoil wi, thout reduced bullet performance); 6. One-gun owners (increasec gun versatility) The above list represents nearly the entire spectrum of modern cartridges and is much too large a target market...

  6. Visualization of stacking faults in fcc crystals in plastic deformations

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    Takeshi Kawasaki; Akira Onuki

    2011-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Using molecular dynamics simulation, we investigate the dynamics of stacking faults in fcc crystals in uniaxial stretching in a Lennard-Jones binary mixture composed of 4096 particles in three dimensions. We visualize stacking faults using a disorder variable $D_j(t)$ for each particle $j$ constructed from local bond order parameters based on spherical harmonics (Steinhardt order parameters). Also introducing a method of bond breakage, we examine how stacking faults are formed and removed by collective particle motions. These processes are relevant in plasticity of fcc crystals.

  7. A Novel Thermal Position Sensor Integrated On A Plastic Substrate

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    A. Petropoulos; G. Kaltsas; D. Goustouridis; A. G. Nassiopoulou

    2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A thermal position sensor was fabricated and evaluated. The device consists of an array of temperature sensing elements, fabricated entirely on a plastic substrate. A novel fabrication technology was implemented which allows direct integration with read out electronics and communication to the macro-world without the use of wire bonding. The fabricated sensing elements are temperature sensitive Pt resistors with an average TCR of 0.0024/C. The device realizes the detection of the position and the motion of a heating source by monitoring the resistance variation of the thermistor array. The application field of such a cost-effective position sensor is considered quite extensive.

  8. Application of elastic-plastic fracture mechanics to marine structures

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    Pathi, Amarkumar

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , as it was not possible to measure yield strength directly from the high rate tensile tests: Cryc(dynamic) ~ CTTa(dynacaic) Cryc(ciaiic) CTTc(cCaiic) (IV. 8) The basic algorithm for predicting CTOD consists of integrating (IV. 9) where B is the crack front length... OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering APPLICATION OF ELASTIC-PLASTIC FRACTURE MECHANICS TO MARINE STRUCTURES A Thesis by AMARI&UMAR PATEII Approved as to style and content by: Ted L. Anderson (C 'r of Commi e) Ravind ona ember...

  9. Symmetry groups of non-stationary planar ideal plasticity

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    Vincent Lamothe

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is a study of the Lie groups of point symmetries admitted by a system describing a non-stationary planar flow of an ideal plastic material. For several types of forces involved in the system, the infinitesimal generators which generate the Lie algebra of symmetries have been obtained. In the case of a monogenic force, the classification of one- and two- dimensional subalgebras into conjugacy classes under the action of the group of automorphisms has been accomplished. The method of symmetry reduction is applied for certain subalgebra classes in order to obtain invariant solutions.

  10. Use of zinc and copper (I) salts to reduce sulfur and nitrogen impurities during the pyrolysis of plastic and rubber waste to hydrocarbons

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    Wingfield, Jr., Robert C. (Southfield, MI); Braslaw, Jacob (Southfield, MI); Gealer, Roy L. (West Bloomfield, MI)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improvement in a process for the pyrolytic conversion of rubber and plastic waste to hydrocarbon products which results in reduced levels of nitrogen and sulfur impurities in these products. The improvement comprises pyrolyzing the waste in the presence of at least about 1 weight percent of salts, based on the weight of the waste, preferably chloride or carbonate salts, of zinc or copper (I). This invention was made under contract with or subcontract thereunder of the Department of Energy Contract #DE-AC02-78-ER10049.

  11. Arrangement for connecting a fiber-reinforced plastic pipe to a stainless steel flange

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    Allais, Arnaud (D-30625 Hannover, DE); Hoffmann, Ernst (D-30855 Langenhagen, DE)

    2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Arrangement for connecting a fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18) to a stainless steel flange (12, 16), in which the end of the fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18) is accommodated in a ring-shaped groove (12a, 16a) in the flange (12, 16), the groove conforming to the dimensions of the fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18), where the gap remaining between the end of the fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18) and the ring-shaped groove (12a, 16a) is filled with a sealant (19).

  12. Thick adherent dielectric films on plastic substrates and method for depositing same

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    Wickboldt, Paul (Walnut Creek, CA); Ellingboe, Albert R. (Fremont, CA); Theiss, Steven D. (Woodbury, MN); Smith, Patrick M. (San Ramon, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thick adherent dielectric films deposited on plastic substrates for use as a thermal barrier layer to protect the plastic substrates from high temperatures which, for example, occur during laser annealing of layers subsequently deposited on the dielectric films. It is desirable that the barrier layer has properties including: a thickness of 1 .mu.m or greater, adheres to a plastic substrate, does not lift-off when cycled in temperature, has few or no cracks and does not crack when subjected to bending, resistant to lift-off when submersed in fluids, electrically insulating and preferably transparent. The thick barrier layer may be composed, for example, of a variety of dielectrics and certain metal oxides, and may be deposited on a variety of plastic substrates by various known deposition techniques. The key to the method of forming the thick barrier layer on the plastic substrate is maintaining the substrate cool during deposition of the barrier layer. Cooling of the substrate maybe accomplished by the use of a cooling chuck on which the plastic substrate is positioned, and by directing cooling gas, such as He, Ar and N.sub.2, between the plastic substrate and the cooling chucks. Thick adherent dielectric films up to about 5 .mu.m have been deposited on plastic substrates which include the above-referenced properties, and which enable the plastic substrates to withstand laser processing temperatures applied to materials deposited on the dielectric films.

  13. Intrinsic Plasticity in a Generative Model of V1 Cornelius Weber & Jochen Triesch

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    Weber, Cornelius

    Intrinsic Plasticity in a Generative Model of V1 Cornelius Weber & Jochen Triesch Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt. Email: c.weber

  14. Mesoscale Theory of Grains and Cells: Crystal Plasticity and Coarsening Surachate Limkumnerd* and James P. Sethna

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    Sethna, James P.

    Mesoscale Theory of Grains and Cells: Crystal Plasticity and Coarsening Surachate Limkumnerd a mesoscale theory of dislocation motion. It provides a quantitative description of deformation and rotation

  15. SMOKE TOXICITY FROM COMBUSTION PRODUCTS BASED ON POLYMERS CONTAINING

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    (PVC) is an important polymer used in building (pipes, cables, Windows...). According to thé literature, thermal dégradation of PVC begins near 170-200°C. The principal advantage of rigid PVC is thé good self applications. Moreover, additives in technical PVC products (such as plasticizers, antioxidants dyestuffs

  16. Production and degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates in waste environment

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    Production and degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates in waste environment Sang Yup Lee*, Jong of their similar material properties to conventional plastics and complete biodegradability under natural environ the global environ- ment have created much interest in the development of biodegradable polymers [9]. Among

  17. Pyrolysis of polystyrene - polyphenylene oxide to recover styrene and useful products

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    Evans, Robert J. (Lakewood, CO); Chum, Helena L. (Arvada, CO)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A process of using fast pyrolysis in a carrier gas to convert a polystyrene and polyphenylene oxide plastic waste to a given polystyrene and polyphenylene oxide prior to pyrolysis of other plastic components therein comprising: selecting a first temperature range to cause pyrolysis of given polystyrene and polyphenylene oxide and its high value monomeric constituent prior to a temperature range that causes pyrolysis of other plastic components; selecting a catalyst and a support and treating the feed stream with the catalyst to affect acid or base catalyzed reaction pathways to maximize yield or enhance separation of high value monomeric constituent of styrene from polystyrene and polyphenylene oxide in the first temperature range; differentially heating the feed stream at a heat rate within the first temperature range to provide differential pyrolysis for selective recovery of the high value monomeric constituent of styrene from polystyrene and polyphenylene oxide prior to pyrolysis of other plastic components; separating the high value monomer constituent of styrene; selecting a second higher temperature range to cause pyrolysis to a different derived high value product of polyphenylene oxide from the plastic waste and differentially heating the feed stream at the higher temperature range to cause pyrolysis of the plastic into a polyphenylene oxide derived product; and separating the different derived high value polyphenylene oxide product.

  18. Interspecific Variability of Biomass Production of Young Coffea: No Influence of Branch Pruning. Experimental Evidence and Theoretical Analysis

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Interspecific Variability of Biomass Production of Young Coffea: No Influence of Branch Pruning diversity and architectural plasticity. In this study, we investigated the biomass production and allocation treatment had no influence on biomass production and allocation for these young trees. We propose

  19. Plastic Deformation in an Amorphous Ni-P Coating

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    Shen, Yongfeng; Liu, Wenning; Sun, Xin; Xue, W. Y.; Wang, Y. D.; Zuo, Liang; Liaw, Peter K.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental and numerical investigation of the hardness and associated plastic deformation in as-deposited and as-annealed nickel-phosphorus (Ni-P) coatings was conducted. In addition to the indentation-deformation behavior, the deformation morphology underneath the indenter was examined. The yield strength extracted from the indentation data is as high as 5.6 GPa, indicating pressure-sensitive plasticity. Results show that the as-deposited Ni-P coating was deformed appreciably through the shear-band mechanism with semi-circular and radial shear-band morphologies. From the incremental loading-unloading cyclic experiments, the phenomena on hardening and recovery, which have scarcely been recognized in amorphous materials at room temperature, were observed in the amorphous coating using instrumented nanoindentation. A numerical simulation of the interfacial indentation test between the Ni-P coating and the substrate reveals the pile-up and shear bands of the Ni-P coating that were observed during the indentation tests.

  20. Dislocations and Plasticity in bcc Transition Metals at High Pressure

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    Yang, L H; Tang, M; Moriarty, J A

    2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Using first-principles electronic structure calculations, quantum-based atomistic simulations and atomistically informed dislocation dynamics (DD) simulations, we have studied individual dislocation behavior and the multiscale modeling of single-crystal plasticity in the prototype bcc transition metals Ta, Mo and V under both ambient and high pressure conditions. The primary focus in this work is on the pressure-dependent structure, mobility and interaction of a/2<111> screw dislocations, which dominate the plastic deformation properties of these materials. At the electronic scale, first-principles calculations of elasticity, ideal strength and generalized stacking fault energy surfaces have been used to validate quantum-based multi-ion interatomic potentials. At the atomistic scale, these potentials have been used in flexible Green's function boundary condition simulations to study the core structure, Peierls stress {tau}{sub P}, thermally activated kink-pair formation and mobility below {tau}{sub P}, and phonon-drag mobility above {tau}{sub P}. These results have then been distilled into analytic velocity laws and used directly in predictive microscale DD simulations of flow stress and resolved yield stress over wide ranges of pressure, temperature and strain rate.

  1. Elasto-plastic response of reversibly crosslinked biopolymer bundles

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    Poulomi Sadhukhan; Ole Schuman; Claus Heussinger

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the response of F-actin bundles to driving forces through a simple analytical model. We consider two filaments connected by reversibly bound crosslinks and driven by an external force. Two failure modes under load can be defined. \\textit{Brittle failure} is observed when crosslinks suddenly and collectively unbind, leading to catastrophic loss of bundle integrity. During \\textit{ductile failure}, on the other hand, bundle integrity is maintained, however at the cost of crosslink reorganization and defect formation. We present phase diagrams for the onset of failure, highlighting the importance of the crosslink stiffness for these processes. Crossing the phase boundaries, force-deflection curves display (frequency-dependent) hysteresis loops, reflecting the first-order character of the failure processes. We evidence how the introduction of defects can lead to complex elasto-plastic relaxation processes, once the force is switched off. Depending on, both, the time-scale for defect motion as well as the crosslink stiffness, bundles can remain in a quasi-permanent plastically deformed state for a very long time.

  2. Natural gas transport by plastic pipes. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search

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    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the use of plastic piping to transport natural gas or liquid propane gas. The interaction between gas odorants and plastic pipe, the effects of aging on plastic pipe used to transport gas, and pipe failure analyses are examined. Bending, joining, and repair methods are discussed. Composite reinforced plastic pipes and plastic coated pipes are considered. Polyethylene and epoxy composites are among the materials discussed. Gas main upgrading projects that replaced old pipes with plastic ones are briefly cited. (Contains a minimum of 89 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  3. Experimental investigation of the quality characteristics of agricultural plastic wastes regarding their recycling and energy recovery potential

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    Briassoulis, D., E-mail: briassou@aua.gr [Agricultural University of Athens, Agricultural Engineering Department, 75 Iera Odos Str., 11855 Athens (Greece); Hiskakis, M.; Babou, E. [Agricultural University of Athens, Agricultural Engineering Department, 75 Iera Odos Str., 11855 Athens (Greece); Antiohos, S.K., E-mail: santiohos@titan.gr [Titan Cement Company S.A., Group R and D and Quality Department, Kamari Plant, P.O. Box 18, 19200 Elefsina (Greece); Papadi, C., E-mail: c.papadi@polyeco.gr [Polyeco S.A., 16 km National Road Athens-Korinthos, Aspropyrgos 19300 (Greece)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Definition of parameters characterising agricultural plastic waste (APW) quality. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Analysis of samples to determine APW quality for recycling or energy recovery. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Majority of APW samples from various countries have very good quality for recycling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Upper limit of 50% w/w soil contamination in APW acceptable for energy recovery. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Chlorine and heavy metals content in APW below the lowest limit for energy recovery. - Abstract: A holistic environmentally sound waste management scheme that transforms agricultural plastic waste (APW) streams into labelled guaranteed quality commodities freely traded in open market has been developed by the European research project LabelAgriWaste. The APW quality is defined by the APW material requirements, translated to technical specifications, for recycling or energy recovery. The present work investigates the characteristics of the APW quality and the key factors affecting it from the introduction of the virgin product to the market to the APW stream reaching the disposer. Samples of APW from different countries were traced from their application to the field through their storage phase and transportation to the final destination. The test results showed that the majority of APW retained their mechanical properties after their use preserving a 'very good quality' for recycling in terms of degradation. The degree of soil contamination concerning the APW recycling and energy recovery potential fluctuates depending on the agricultural plastic category and application. The chlorine and heavy metal content of the tested APW materials was much lower than the maximum acceptable limits for their potential use in cement industries.

  4. Toxic species emissions from controlled combustion of selected rubber and plastic consumer products

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    Caraballo, Simon A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on cascade impactor analysis) were found during the particle size distribution analysis made. At the same time, toxic heavy metals, such as lead, chromium and antimony, were detected in the smoke and ashes of some of the materials. During municipal..., HCN, and SOz. . . 24 TABLE 5. Andersen Ambient Sampler Cut-off Points. . . 29 TABLE 6. Comparison of Coefficients of Variation. . . 33 TABLE 7. Smoke Mass Test Results For Material V-S1. . 34 TABLE 8. Smoke Mass Test Results For Material C-S2...

  5. Production of biofuels and biodegradable plastics from common waste substrates in engineered Ralstonia eutropha

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    Lu, Jingnan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ralstonia eutropha, a Gram-negative proteobacterium, is capable of utilizing a plethora of simple and complex carbon sources derived from common waste streams. When experiencing nutrient stress in the presence of high ...

  6. Toxic species emissions from controlled combustion of selected rubber and plastic consumer products 

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    Caraballo, Simon A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPENDIX B Effects of Humidity on Ashes of U-S3 Rubber vs. PVC. APPENDIX C SAS Program for ANOVA. APPENDIX D Comparison of the Burning Rates for Materials V-S I, C-S2, U-S3 and RT-S5. VITA. PAGE 91 93 102 103 LIST OF TABLES TABLE 1. Comparison..., B, and C) Versus Rubber ~s V-SI, C-S2, U-S3 and RT-S5 fro this Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 TABLE 11-B ANOVA - Percentage Smoke-Mass Based on Initial Sample Weight for hLdn&s V-S1, C-S2, U-S3, RT- S5, PVC-A, PVC-B and PVC-C...

  7. Effect of coal filler on the properties of soy protein plastics

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    Wang, G.H.; Zhou, A.N.; Hu, M.B. [Xian University of Science & Technology, Xian (China)

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of ultrafine coal filler (UFC) content on tensile properties, water absorption, and biodegradability of soy protein plastics were investigated. The addition of UFC in the soy protein plastics, with different content of glycerol as a plasticizer, was at different ratio varying from 10:0 to 6:4. Blend sheets of the soy protein composites were prepared by the compression molding processing. The results show that, with 23.08 wt % glycerol, the tensile strength and elongation at break for the soy protein sheet with coal filler (range from 5 to 30 parts) can be enhanced as compared with nonfilled soy protein plastics. Water resistance of the soy protein plastics improves with the increase in UFC content. The derivative thermogravimetry (DTG) curves indicate a double-stage degradation process for defatted soy flour (SPF), while three-stage degradation process for soy plastics and the soy protein composites. FT-IR, XPS, and SEM were applied to study the interfacial interaction between coal macromolecules and soy protein molecules in UFC filled soy protein plastics. The results demonstrated that there is strong interfacial interaction in the soy protein plastics caused by the compression molding processing.

  8. Opportunities and Barriers in the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Plastic Manufacturing 

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    Kanunho, A; Yong, J. C.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The plastic industry in the U.S. employs approximately 9% [1] of the manufacturing work force and consumes approximately 6% [1] of the total energy used by the U.S. industries. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), manufacturers of plastic...

  9. Fractal Shear Bands at Elastic-Plastic Transitions in Random Mohr-Coulomb Materials

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    Ostoja-Starzewski, Martin

    Fractal Shear Bands at Elastic-Plastic Transitions in Random Mohr-Coulomb Materials J. Li, A.M.ASCE1 ; and M. Ostoja-Starzewski, M.ASCE2 Abstract: This paper studies fractal patterns forming of plastic grains (i.e., a shear-band system) is always a monotonically growing fractal under increasing

  10. A variational Cam-clay theory of plasticity M. Ortiz a,*, A. Pandolfi b

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    Ortiz, Michael

    A variational Cam-clay theory of plasticity M. Ortiz a,*, A. Pandolfi b a Graduate Aeronautical of the so-called Cam-clay theories. As typical of Cam-clay models, soil is assumed to be frictional of the visco-plastic constitutive updates. Ó 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Variational Cam-clay

  11. Thermo-visco-elasticity with rate-independent plasticity in isotropic materials undergoing

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    Bartels, Soeren

    Thermo-visco-elasticity with rate-independent plasticity in isotropic materials undergoing thermal effects. Numerical discretization of the thermo- dynamically consistent model is proposed by implicit time. These "thermo-elastic" stresses may trigger activated inelastic processes, typically slip plastic- ity or even

  12. OPTIMIZATION OF A THERMO-ELASTO-PLASTIC PROCESS USING EULERIAN SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

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    Michaleris, Panagiotis

    is suitable for material processes such as welding and laser surfacing. For example, in laser surfacing. The formulation accounts for non-linear heat conduction, and temperature dependent elasto- plasticity. A mixed-Raphson method. Sensitivities of temperature, displacement, stress, and plastic strain are derived via the direct

  13. Triple-picket warm plastic-shell implosions on OMEGA P. B. Radha,1

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    Triple-picket warm plastic-shell implosions on OMEGA P. B. Radha,1 C. Stoeckl,1 V. N. Goncharov,1 J-gas-filled plastic shells are imploded by direct irradiation from the OMEGA laser T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun

  14. SERVICEABILITY OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED BY CARBON FffiRE REINFORCED PLASTIC .RODS

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    SERVICEABILITY OF CONCRETE BEAMS PRESTRESSED BY CARBON FffiRE REINFORCED PLASTIC .RODS A of Manitoba to study the serviceability of concrete beams prestressed by carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) rods. The experimental program consisted of eight concrete beams prestressed by CFRP rods and two

  15. Plastic and viscous dissipations in foams: cross-over from low to high shear rates

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    by the thin dotted arrow. The geometry of the bubble walls at three points of the curve is shown as insets display elastic, plastic and viscous behaviours. Bubble deformation is elastic until the material plastically yields and bubbles swap neighbours, then bubbles relax dissipatively towards a new energy minimum

  16. Modeling cyclic ratcheting based fatigue life of HSLA steels using crystal plasticity FEM simulations and experiments

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    Ghosh, Somnath

    Modeling cyclic ratcheting based fatigue life of HSLA steels using crystal plasticity FEM This paper develops a plastic ratcheting based fatigue failure model for HSLA steels from a combination. It predicts the nucleation of major cracks in the microstruc- ture in ratcheting. Subsequently, the total life

  17. A plane stress anisotropic plastic flow theory for orthotropic sheet metals

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    Tong, Wei

    such as automotive aluminum sheets. As textured sheet metals produced by hot and cold rolling exhibit significant for describing the anisotropic plastic flow of ortho- tropic polycrystalline aluminum sheet metals under plane are applied successfully to describe the anisotropic plastic flow behavior of 10 commercial aluminum alloy

  18. About contacts of adhesive, elasto-plastic, frictional powders Stefan Luding

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    Luding, Stefan

    , for more details see [4; 8]. Adhesive Contact Model For fine dry particles [9], not only frictionAbout contacts of adhesive, elasto-plastic, frictional powders Stefan Luding Multi Scale Mechanics). The contact mechanics used involves elasto-plastic, viscous, frictional, and torque contributions. From

  19. Geographic variation in phenotypic plasticity in response to dissolved oxygen in an African cichlid fish

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    Nuismer, Scott L.

    Geographic variation in phenotypic plasticity in response to dissolved oxygen in an African cichlid variation in a population over a number of generations to result in a population that is locally adapted and plastic variation in gill and brain size among swamp (low oxygen; hypoxic) and river (normal oxygen

  20. Gone are the days of awkwardly angling your tall plastic water

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    Baskaran, Mark

    Gone are the days of awkwardly angling your tall plastic water bottle under the rushing arc of the number of plastic water bottles saved from landfills.As of Oct.31, the station in the RFC alone has with Facilities Planning and Management, retrofitted six standard drinking fountains with new EZH2O water bottle

  1. Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity and addictive behavior, a causal relationship?

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    Fukai, Tomoki

    Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity and addictive behavior, a causal relationship? Christian Luescher principal interest is on drug reward and how exposure to addictive substances can change behavior in rodent models of addiction. "Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity" has emerged as a mechanism underlying drug

  2. A CAVITATION TRACKING METHOD FOR ELASTIC-PLASTIC FLOW IN SOLIDS

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    Shyue, Keh-Ming

    A CAVITATION TRACKING METHOD FOR ELASTIC-PLASTIC FLOW IN SOLIDS Keh-Ming Shyue Department with cavitation. The algorithm uses a simplified model system where the behavior of the materials is modeled, and the von Mises condition for the elastic-plastic phase change. To characterize the cavitation

  3. Spartech Plastics: North American Thermoplastic Extruder Implements Industrial Assessment Findings and Saves More Than $100,000 Per Year

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    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industrial Technologies Program's BestPractices case study based on a comprehensive plant assessment conducted at Spartech Plastics by ITP's Industrial Assessment Center in conjunction with The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

  4. Moraine Molded Plastics, Inc.: Industrial Energy Assessment Finds Opportunities to Save $24,000 in Annual Operating Costs

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    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Industrial Technologies Program's BestPractices case study based on a comprehensive plant assessment conducted at the Moraine Molded Plastics by ITP's Industrial Assessment Center in conjunction with The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

  5. Thermo-elasto-plastic finite element analysis of quasi-state processes in Eulerian reference J. Y. Shanghvi

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    Michaleris, Panagiotis

    Thermo-elasto-plastic finite element analysis of quasi-state processes in Eulerian reference frames-state one way coupled thermo-elasto- plastic systems has been developed. The formulation is suitable

  6. Neutron detection and multiplicity counting using a boron-loaded plastic scintillator/bismuth germanate phoswich detector array

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    Miller, M.C.

    1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron detection and multiplicity counting has been investigated using a boron-loaded plastic scintillator/bismuth germanate phoswich detector array. Boron-loaded plastic combines neutron moderation (H) and detection ({sup 10}B) at the molecular level, thereby physically coupling increasing detection efficiency and decreasing die-away time with detector volume. Both of these characteristics address a fundamental limitation of thermal-neutron multiplicity counters, where {sup 3}He proportional counters are embedded in a polyethylene matrix. Separation of the phoswich response into its plastic scintillator and bismuth germanate components was accomplished on a pulse-by-pulse basis using custom integrator and timing circuits. In addition, a custom time-tag module was used to provide a time for each detector event. Analysis of the combined energy and time event stream was performed by calibrating each detector`s response and filtering based on the presence of a simultaneous energy deposition corresponding to the {sup 10}B(n,alpha) reaction products in the plastic scintillator (93 keV{sub ee}) and the accompanying neutron-capture gamma ray in the bismuth germanate (478 keV). Time-correlation analysis was subsequently performed on the filtered event stream to obtain shift-register-type singles and doubles count rates. Proof-of-principle measurements were conducted with a variety of gamma-ray and neutron sources including {sup 137}Cs, {sup 54}Mn, AmLi, and {sup 252}Cf. Results of this study indicate that a neutron-capture probability of {approximately}10% and a die-away time of {approximately}10 {micro}s are possible with a 4-detector array with a detector volume of 1600 cm{sup 3}. Simulations were performed that indicate neutron-capture probabilities on the order of 50% and die-away times of less than 4 {micro}s are realistically achievable. While further study will be required for practical application of such a detection system, the results obtained in this investigation are encouraging and may lead to a new class of high-efficiency, short die-away time neutron multiplicity counters capable of extending current nondestructive assay methods for special nuclear materials.

  7. Coal plasticity at high heating rates and temperatures. Final technical progress report

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    Gerjarusak, S.; Peters, W.A.; Howard, J.B.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plastic coals are important feedstocks in coke manufacture, coal liquefaction, gasification, and combustion. During these processes, the thermoplastic behavior of these coals is also important since it may contribute to desirable or undesirable characteristics. For example, during liquefaction, the plastic behavior is desired since it leads to liquid-liquid reactions which are faster than solid-liquid reactions. During gasification, the elastic behavior is undesired since it leads to caking and agglomeration of coal particles which result in bed bogging in fixed or fluidized bed gasifiers. The plastic behavior of different coals was studied using a fast-response plastometer. A modified plastometer was used to measure the torque required to turn at constant angular speed a cone-shaped disk embedded in a thin layer of coal. The coal particles were packed between two metal plates which are heated electrically. Heating rates, final temperatures, pressures, and durations of experiment ranged from 200--800 K/s, 700--1300 K, vacuum-50 atm helium, and 0--40 s, respectively. The apparent viscosity of the molten coal was calculated from the measured torque using the governing equation of the cone-and-plate viscometer. Using a concentrated suspension model, the molten coal`s apparent viscosity was related to the quantity of the liquid metaplast present during pyrolysis. Seven coals from Argonne National Laboratory Premium Coal Sample Bank were studied. Five bituminous coals, from high-volatile to low-volatile bituminous, were found to have very good plastic behavior. Coal type strongly affects the magnitude and duration of plasticity. Hvb coals were most plastic. Mvb and lvb coals, though the maximum plasticity and plastic period were less. Low rank coals such as subbituminous and lignite did not exhibit any plasticity in the present studies. Coal plasticity is moderately well correlated with simple indices of coal type such as the elemental C,O, and H contents.

  8. The need to design and construct roadways on highly plastic clays is common in central and eastern Texas, where expansive clays are prevalent. Roadways constructed on highly plastic clay subgrades may be damaged

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    The need to design and construct roadways on highly plastic clays is common in central and eastern Texas, where expansive clays are prevalent. Roadways constructed on highly plastic clay subgrades may the infiltration of water into highly plastic clays under an increased gravity field in a centrifuge. Project

  9. Limits of isotropic plastic deformation of Bangkok clay

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    P. Evesque

    2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A model assuming incremental plastic isotropic response has been recently proposed to model the deformation of isotropic packing of grains, in the small-strain range. It is used here on over-consolidated remould clay, to interpret the small-strain range behaviour obtained in [1,2] on Bangkok clay. The data published in [1,2] at constant volume are also used here to measure the size of the domain of validity in the (q/(M'p), p/po) plane, where po is the over-consolidation isotropic pressure, p is the mean stress and q the deviatoric stress, q . So, it is shown that the model works also for clay. This enlarges the application domain of model [3,4] to soft clay with OCR larger than 1.2 to 1.5. Pacs # : 45.70.-n ; 62.20.Fe ; 83.80.Fg, 83.80.Hj

  10. Two stochastic mean-field polycrystal plasticity methods

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    Tonks, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we develop two mean-field polycrystal plasticity models in which the L{sup c} are approximated stochastically. Through comprehensive CPFEM analyses of an idealized tantalum polycrystal, we verify that the L{sup c} tend to follow a normal distribution and surmise that this is due to the crystal interactions. We draw on these results to develop the STM and the stochastic no-constraints model (SNCM), which differ in the manner in which the crystal strain rates D{sup c} are prescribed. Calibration and validation of the models are performed using data from tantalum compression experiments. Both models predict the compression textures more accurately than the FCM, and the SNCM predicts them more accurately than the STM. The STM is extremely computationally efficient, only slightly more expensive than the FCM, while the SNCM is three times more computationally expensive than the STM.

  11. Indentation size effect and the plastic compressibility of glass

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    Smedskjaer, Morten M., E-mail: mos@bio.aau.dk [Section of Chemistry, Aalborg University, 9000 Aalborg (Denmark)

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Oxide glasses exhibit significant densification under an applied isostatic pressure at the glass transition temperature. The glass compressibility is correlated with the chemical composition and atomic packing density, e.g., borate glasses with planar triangular BO{sub 3} units are more disposed for densification than silicate glasses with tetrahedral units. We here show that there is a direct relation between the plastic compressibility following hot isostatic compression and the extent of the indentation size effect (ISE), which is the decrease of hardness with indentation load exhibited by most materials. This could suggest that the ISE is correlated with indentation-induced shear bands, which should form in greater density when the glass network is more adaptable to volume changes through structural and topological rearrangements under an applied pressure.

  12. Study of a model for reference-free plasticity

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    Stephan Luckhaus; Jens Wohlgemuth

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a Kac-type many particle model that allows a reference-free description of plastic deformation. In the framework of the model a solid body is described by a set of particle positions. A lattice is fitted to the particle configuration around each point on a mesoscopic scale. The lattice parameters are used as an argument of a non-linear elasticity energy functional. There are two main results in this paper. First, we prove an estimate for the difference between the fitted lattice parameters of points of low energy density that are sufficiently close to each other. Sequences of these points can be used for homotopy type arguments. In particular it is possible to identify dislocations as topological defects in this framework. Furthermore, we use the fitted lattice parameters as local Lagrangian coordinates and bound the energy from below with a functional of these coordinates.

  13. Plasticity of a colloidal polycrystal under cyclic shear

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    Elisa Tamborini; Luca Cipelletti; Laurence Ramos

    2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We use confocal microscopy and time-resolved light scattering to investigate plasticity in a col- loidal polycrystal, following the evolution of the network of grain boundaries as the sample is submitted to thousands of shear deformation cycles. The grain boundary motion is found to be ballistic, with a velocity distribution function exhibiting non-trivial power law tails. The shear- induced dynamics initially slow down, similarly to the aging of the spontaneous dynamics in glassy materials, but eventually reach a steady state. Surprisingly, the cross-over time between the ini- tial aging regime and the steady state decreases with increasing probed length scale, hinting at a hierarchical organization of the grain boundary dynamics.

  14. Terahertz inline wall thickness monitoring system for plastic pipe extrusion

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    Hauck, J., E-mail: j.hauck@skz.de, E-mail: d.stich@skz.de, E-mail: p.heidemeyer@skz.de, E-mail: m.bastian@skz.de, E-mail: t.hochrein@skz.de; Stich, D., E-mail: j.hauck@skz.de, E-mail: d.stich@skz.de, E-mail: p.heidemeyer@skz.de, E-mail: m.bastian@skz.de, E-mail: t.hochrein@skz.de; Heidemeyer, P., E-mail: j.hauck@skz.de, E-mail: d.stich@skz.de, E-mail: p.heidemeyer@skz.de, E-mail: m.bastian@skz.de, E-mail: t.hochrein@skz.de; Bastian, M., E-mail: j.hauck@skz.de, E-mail: d.stich@skz.de, E-mail: p.heidemeyer@skz.de, E-mail: m.bastian@skz.de, E-mail: t.hochrein@skz.de; Hochrein, T., E-mail: j.hauck@skz.de, E-mail: d.stich@skz.de, E-mail: p.heidemeyer@skz.de, E-mail: m.bastian@skz.de, E-mail: t.hochrein@skz.de [SKZ - German Plastics Center, Wuerzburg (Germany)

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    Conventional and commercially available inline wall thickness monitoring systems for pipe extrusion are usually based on ultrasonic or x-ray technology. Disadvantages of ultrasonic systems are the usual need of water as a coupling media and the high damping in thick walled or foamed pipes. For x-ray systems special safety requirements have to be taken into account because of the ionizing radiation. The terahertz (THz) technology offers a novel approach to solve these problems. THz waves have many properties which are suitable for the non-destructive testing of plastics. The absorption of electrical isolators is typically very low and the radiation is non-ionizing in comparison to x-rays. Through the electromagnetic origin of the THz waves they can be used for contact free measurements. Foams show a much lower absorption in contrast to acoustic waves. The developed system uses THz pulses which are generated by stimulating photoconductive switches with femtosecond laser pulses. The time of flight of THz pulses can be determined with a resolution in the magnitude of several ten femtoseconds. Hence the thickness of an object like plastic pipes can be determined with a high accuracy by measuring the time delay between two reflections on materials interfaces e.g. at the pipe's inner and outer surface, similar to the ultrasonic technique. Knowing the refractive index of the sample the absolute layer thickness from the transit time difference can be calculated easily. This method in principle also allows the measurement of multilayer systems and the characterization of foamed pipes.

  15. Press Association 19 minutes ago Weaving threads of atoms into star-shapes could produce lighter, stronger plastics, according to scientists.

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    Leigh, David A.

    produce lighter, stronger plastics, according to scientists. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh's plastics and polymers, could allow them to exercise greater control when designing materials. Using

  16. Upcycling : converting waste plastics into paramagnetic, conducting, solid, pure carbon microspheres.

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    Pol, V.

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent tremendous increase in the volume of waste plastics (WP) will have a harmful environmental impact on the health of living beings. Hundreds of years are required to degrade WP in atmospheric conditions. Hence, in coming years, in addition to traditional recycling services, innovative 'upcycling' processes are necessary. This article presents an environmentally benign, solvent-free autogenic process that converts various WP [low density polyethylene (LDPE), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), or their mixtures] into carbon microspheres (CMSs), an industrially significant, value-added product. The thermal dissociation of these individual or mixed WP in a closed reactor under autogenic pressure (1000 psi) produced dry, pure powder of CMSs. In this paper, the optimization of process parameters such as the effect of mixing of WP with other materials, and the role of reaction temperature and time are reported. Employing advanced analytical techniques, the atomic structure, composition, and morphology of as-obtained CMSs were analyzed. The room-temperature paramagnetism in CMSs prepared from waste LDPE, HDPE, and PS was further studied by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). The conducting and paramagnetic nature of CMSs holds promise for their potential applications in toners, printers, paints, batteries, lubricants, and tires.

  17. Predictors of plasticity in bituminous coals. Technical progress report No. 3, June 1, 1982

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    Lloyd, W.G.; Reasoner, J.W.; Hower, J.C.; Yates, L.P.; Bowling, C.C.; Jones, T.M.; Sturgeon, L.P.; Whitt, J.M.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An additional 13 coals have been obtained, bringing the total to 37. Classical chemical and petrographic characterizations have been completed for most of the coals now in hand. The database for analytical pyrolysis/gas chromatography and for quantitative extraction (THF and DMF) has been more than doubled. The procedures for Fourier Transform infrared analysis have been further modified, making use of a new micropulverizer and drying system, and a procedure for the production of uniform and reproducible KBr pellets has been developed and is now in use. The first analytical isothermal plastometry (AIP) data have been obtained, on two highly plastic coals, and additional data are now being generated. Additional work will be carried out with the pyrolysis/GC system and the THF and DMF extraction work. With the progress made in FTIR spectra acquisition, it is expected to complete acquisition and storage of raw coal spectra and to commence application of techniques to provide differential spectrometric information. HPLC analysis of extracts now appears ready for standardization of procedure. Finally, with the data available, statistical analytical work will be initiated.

  18. Plastic flow of frictionless grains near the jamming transition Claus Heussinger Pinaki Chaudhuri Jean-Louis Barrat

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Plastic flow of frictionless grains near the jamming transition Claus Heussinger Pinaki Chaudhuri. This flow behavior is called "plastic flow" as the mate- rial will not revert to its original shape when strain localization in the simulations that are presented here. Plastic flow is observed in a large

  19. Report No. PA 14 of 2008 Compliance to rules governing municipal solid, bio-medical and plastic

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    Columbia University

    -medical and plastic waste Objective 5: Whether effective compliance to rules/laws regulating municipal solid waste, bio-medical waste and plastic waste was taking place in the state. The United Nations Conference of 2008 54 · The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules were notified in 1999 with an amendment

  20. Plastic behavior of fcc metals over a wide range of strain: Macroscopic and microscopic descriptions and their relationship

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    Plastic behavior of fcc metals over a wide range of strain: Macroscopic and microscopic The room temperature macroscopic and microscopic plastic behavior of four face-centered cubic metals (Al dislocations during plastic flow. It is shown that forest dislocations develop primarily due to interaction

  1. Plastic deformation of bunsenite (NiO) at temperatures below 1 050 C F. Guiberteau (*), A. Donminguez-Rodriguez

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    Boyer, Edmond

    87 Plastic deformation of bunsenite (NiO) at temperatures below 1 050 °C F. Guiberteau (*), A much smaller than the one previously published [3, 5]. The plastic anisotropy is compared to other processes of deformation of materials. In the past, we have studied the plasticity of nickel oxide at high

  2. FRACTALS IN THERMO-ELASTO-PLASTIC MATERIALS (to appear in JoMMS J. Mech. Mater. Struct.)

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    Ostoja-Starzewski, Martin

    FRACTALS IN THERMO-ELASTO-PLASTIC MATERIALS (to appear in JoMMS ­ J. Mech. Mater. Struct.) J. LI AND M. OSTOJA-STARZEWSKI Fractal patterns are observed in computer simulations of elastic-plastic transitions in linear, locally isotropic thermoelastic-hardening plastic heterogeneous materials. The models

  3. PLASTIC FLOW AND STRUCTURAL MORPHOLOGY OF TWO PHASE MATERIALS BRETHEAU T., CALDEMAISON D., FEYLESSOUFI A., ZAOUI A.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    698 PLASTIC FLOW AND STRUCTURAL MORPHOLOGY OF TWO PHASE MATERIALS BRETHEAU T., CALDEMAISON D. 23 (1988) 698 AVRIL 1988,1 Up to now, the microheterogeneous material plastic modelling developped is the phase volume fraction which leads, at best, to upper and lower bounds for the overall plastic behaviour

  4. Plastic behavior of face-centered-cubic metals over a wide range Nguyen Q. Chinh a,*, Tamas Csanadi a

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    Plastic behavior of face-centered-cubic metals over a wide range of strain Nguyen Q. Chinh a Available online 16 June 2010 Abstract The plastic behavior of four pure face-centered-cubic (fcc) metals plastic deformation. It is shown that at high strains the saturation flow stress and the total dislocation

  5. Preliminary Review of the Degradation of Cellulosic, Plastic, and Rubber Materials in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, and Possible

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    Preliminary Review of the Degradation of Cellulosic, Plastic, and Rubber Materials in the Waste............................................... 2-1 2.1.1 Microbial Degradation of Cellulosic, Plastic, and Rubber Materials ...... 2-1 2.1.2 Anoxic-Biodegradable.............................................................................. 3-4 3.2.4 Uncertainties in Cellulosics, Plastics, and Rubber Inventory.................. 3-6 4

  6. Plastics Avoiding Bisphenol-A (BPA) Why is there concern? Researchers are concerned that even at low levels, environmental estrogens

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    Danforth, Bryan Nicholas

    (polycarbonate plastic) and the lining of canned food and beverages. BPA can leach out of plastics and can liners and BPA leaching from polycarbonate beverage containers. What you can do now: Learn the name of this environmental estrogen · Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an environmental estrogen found in polycarbonate (PC) plastic · PC

  7. Plastic deformation of a porous bcc metal containing nanometer sized C.J. Ruestes a,e,f,

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    Meyers, Marc A.

    Plastic deformation of a porous bcc metal containing nanometer sized voids C.J. Ruestes a,e,f, , E and quantify the evolution of plasticity in a por- ous Ta single crystal containing randomly placed voids in the dislocation loops. The temperature excursion during plastic deformation was used to estimate the mobile

  8. J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 142 (2007) 135142 Cessation of annular Poiseuille flows of Bingham plastics

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    Georgiou, Georgios

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    plastics Maria Chatziminaa, Christos Xenophontosa, Georgios C. Georgioua,, Ioannis Argyropaidasb, Evan plastics for various values of the diameter ratio, using the regularized constitutive equation proposed, 1984]. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Annular Poiseuille flow; Bingham plastic

  9. The role of plasticity in resource capture by plants J.P. GRIME* and J.M.L. MACKEY

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    Novoplansky, Ariel

    The role of plasticity in resource capture by plants J.P. GRIME* and J.M.L. MACKEY Unit factors allow an ecologically important distinction to be made between morphological plasticity acclimation, defoliation, morphological plasticity, phylogeny, plant community structure, resource foraging

  10. Off-fault plasticity and earthquake rupture dynamics: 1. Dry materials or neglect of fluid pressure changes

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    Off-fault plasticity and earthquake rupture dynamics: 1. Dry materials or neglect of fluid pressure an explicit dynamic finite element procedure. A Mohr-Coulomb type elastic-plastic description describes-fault plasticity during dynamic rupture. Those include the angle with the fault of the maximum compressive

  11. Creep and plasticity of glacier ice: a material science perspective Paul DUVAL, Maurine MONTAGNAT, Fanny GRENNERAT, Jerome WEISS,

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    Weiss, Jérôme

    Creep and plasticity of glacier ice: a material science perspective Paul DUVAL, Maurine MONTAGNAT the plasticity of ice have been made during the past 60 years with the development of studies of the flow experimental investigations clearly show that the plastic deformation of the ice single crystal and polycrystal

  12. Compatibility Study for Plastic, Elastomeric, and Metallic Fueling Infrastructure Materials Exposed to Aggressive Formulations of Ethanol-blended Gasoline

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    Kass, Michael D [ORNL; Pawel, Steven J [ORNL; Theiss, Timothy J [ORNL; Janke, Christopher James [ORNL

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2008 Oak Ridge National Laboratory began a series of experiments to evaluate the compatibility of fueling infrastructure materials with intermediate levels of ethanol-blended gasoline. Initially, the focus was elastomers, metals, and sealants, and the test fuels were Fuel C, CE10a, CE17a and CE25a. The results of these studies were published in 2010. Follow-on studies were performed with an emphasis on plastic (thermoplastic and thermoset) materials used in underground storage and dispenser systems. These materials were exposed to test fuels of Fuel C and CE25a. Upon completion of this effort, it was felt that additional compatibility data with higher ethanol blends was needed and another round of experimentation was performed on elastomers, metals, and plastics with CE50a and CE85a test fuels. Compatibility of polymers typically relates to the solubility of the solid polymer with a solvent. It can also mean susceptibility to chemical attack, but the polymers and test fuels evaluated in this study are not considered to be chemically reactive with each other. Solubility in polymers is typically assessed by measuring the volume swell of the polymer exposed to the solvent of interest. Elastomers are a class of polymers that are predominantly used as seals, and most o-ring and seal manufacturers provide compatibility tables of their products with various solvents including ethanol, toluene, and isooctane, which are components of aggressive oxygenated gasoline as described by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1681. These tables include a ranking based on the level of volume swell in the elastomer associated with exposure to a particular solvent. Swell is usually accompanied by a decrease in hardness (softening) that also affects performance. For seal applications, shrinkage of the elastomer upon drying is also a critical parameter since a contraction of volume can conceivably enable leakage to occur. Shrinkage is also indicative of the removal of one or more components of the elastomers (by the solvent). This extraction of additives can negatively change the properties of the elastomer, leading to reduced performance and durability. For a seal application, some level of volume swell is acceptable, since the expansion will serve to maintain a seal. However, the acceptable level of swell is dependent on the particular application of the elastomer product. It is known that excessive swell can lead to unacceptable extrusion of the elastomer beyond the sealed interface, where it becomes susceptible to damage. Also, since high swell is indicative of high solubility, there is a heightened potential for fluid to seep through the seal and into the environment. Plastics, on the other hand, are used primarily in structural applications, such as solid components, including piping and fluid containment. Volume change, especially in a rigid system, will create internal stresses that may negatively affect performance. In order to better understand and predict the compatibility for a given polymer type and fuel composition, an analysis based on Hansen solubility theory was performed for each plastic and elastomer material. From this study, the solubility distance was calculated for each polymer material and test fuel combination. Using the calculated solubility distance, the ethanol concentration associated with peak swell and overall extent of swell can be predicted for each polymer. The bulk of the material discussion centers on the plastic materials, and their compatibility with Fuel C, CE25a, CE50a, and CE85a. The next section of this paper focuses on the elastomer compatibility with the higher ethanol concentrations with comparison to results obtained previously for the lower ethanol levels. The elastomers were identical to those used in the earlier study. Hansen solubility theory is also applied to the elastomers to provide added interpretation of the results. The final section summarizes the performance of the metal coupons.

  13. Simultaneous combustion of waste plastics with coal for pulverized coal injection application

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    Sushil Gupta; Veena Sahajwalla; Jacob Wood [University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia). Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development, School of Materials Science and Engineering

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A bench-scale study was conducted to investigate the effect of simultaneous cofiring of waste plastic with coal on the combustion behavior of coals for PCI (pulverized coal injection) application in a blast furnace. Two Australian coals, premixed with low- and high-density polyethylene, were combusted in a drop tube furnace at 1473 K under a range of combustion conditions. In all the tested conditions, most of the coal blends including up to 30% plastic indicated similar or marginally higher combustion efficiency compared to those of the constituent coals even though plastics were not completely combusted. In a size range up to 600 {mu}m, the combustion efficiency of coal and polyethylene blends was found be independent of the particle size of plastic used. Both linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are shown to display similar influence on the combustion efficiency of coal blends. The effect of plastic appeared to display greater improvement on the combustion efficiency of low volatile coal compared to that of a high volatile coal blend. The study further suggested that the effect of oxygen levels of the injected air in improving the combustion efficiency of a coal-plastic blend could be more effective under fuel rich conditions. The study demonstrates that waste plastic can be successfully coinjected with PCI without having any adverse effect on the combustion efficiency particularly under the tested conditions. 22 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Surface pretreatment of plastics with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet - Influence of generator power and kinematics

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    Moritzer, E., E-mail: elmar.moritzer@ktp.upb.de; Leister, C., E-mail: elmar.moritzer@ktp.upb.de [Kunststofftechnik Paderborn (KTP), University of Paderborn, Warburger Strasse 100, D-33098 Paderborn (Germany)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The industrial use of atmospheric pressure plasmas in the plastics processing industry has increased significantly in recent years. Users of this treatment process have the possibility to influence the target values (e.g. bond strength or surface energy) with the help of kinematic and electrical parameters. Until now, systematic procedures have been used with which the parameters can be adapted to the process or product requirements but only by very time-consuming methods. For this reason, the relationship between influencing values and target values will be examined based on the example of a pretreatment in the bonding process with the help of statistical experimental design. Because of the large number of parameters involved, the analysis is restricted to the kinematic and electrical parameters. In the experimental tests, the following factors are taken as parameters: gap between nozzle and substrate, treatment velocity (kinematic data), voltage and duty cycle (electrical data). The statistical evaluation shows significant relationships between the parameters and surface energy in the case of polypropylene. An increase in the voltage and duty cycle increases the polar proportion of the surface energy, while a larger gap and higher velocity leads to lower energy levels. The bond strength of the overlapping bond is also significantly influenced by the voltage, velocity and gap. The direction of their effects is identical with those of the surface energy. In addition to the kinematic influences of the motion of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet, it is therefore especially important that the parameters for the plasma production are taken into account when designing the pretreatment processes.

  15. Sequential pyrolysis of plastic to recover polystyrene, HCl and terephthalic acid

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    Evans, R.J.; Chum, H.L.

    1995-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is described for pyrolyzing plastic waste feed streams containing polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene and polyethylene to recover polystyrene, HCl and terephthalic acid comprising: heating the plastic waste feed stream to a first temperature; adding an acid or base catalyst on an oxide or carbonate support; heating the plastic waste feed stream to pyrolyze polyethylene terephthalate and polyvinyl chloride; separating terephthalic acid or HCl; heating to a second temperature to pyrolyze polystyrene; separating styrene; heating the waste feed stream to a third temperature to pyrolyze polyethylene; and separating hydrocarbons. 83 figs.

  16. Shear bands in a bulk metallic glass after large plastic deformation

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    Qu, D.D.; Wang, Y.B.; Liao, X.Z.; Shen, J. (Harbin); (Sydney)

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A transmission electron microscopy investigation is conducted to trace shear bands in a Zr{sub 53}Cu{sub 18.7}Ni{sub 12}Al{sub 16.3} bulk metallic glass after experiencing 4% plastic deformation. Shear band initiation, secondary shear band interactions, mature shear band broadening and the interactions of shear bands with shear-induced nanocrystals are captured. Results suggest that the plasticity of the bulk metallic glass is enhanced by complex shear bands and their interactions which accommodate large plastic strain and prevent catastrophic shear band propagation.

  17. Sequential pyrolysis of plastic to recover polystyrene HCL and terephthalic acid

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    Evans, Robert J. (Lakewood, CO); Chum, Helena L. (Arvada, CO)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A process of pyrolyzing plastic waste feed streams containing polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene and polyethylene to recover polystyrene HCl and terephthalic acid comprising: heating the plastic waste feed stream to a first temperature; adding an acid or base catalyst on an oxide or carbonate support; heating the plastic waste feed stream to pyrolyze polyethylene terephthalate and polyvinyl chloride; separating terephthalic acid or HCl; heating to a second temperature to pyrolyze polystyrene; separating styrene; heating the waste feed stream to a third temperature to pyrolyze polyethylene; and separating hydrocarbons.

  18. From depinning transition to plastic yielding of amorphous media: A soft modes perspective

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    Botond Tyukodi; Sylvain Patinet; Stéphane Roux; Damien Vandembroucq

    2015-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A mesoscopic model of amorphous plasticity is discussed in the wider context of depinning models. After embedding in a d + 1 dimensional space, where the accumulated plastic strain lives along the additional dimension, the gradual plastic deformation of amorphous media can be regarded as the motion of an elastic manifold in a disordered landscape. While the associated depinning transition leads to scaling properties, the quadrupolar Eshelby interactions at play induce specific additional features like shear-banding and weak ergodicity breakdown. The latters are shown to be controlled by the existence of soft modes of the quadrupolar interaction, the consequence of which is discussed in the context of depinning.

  19. Structural-chemical modeling of transition of coals to the plastic state

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    A.M. Gyul'maliev; S.G. Gagarin [FGUP Institute for Fossil Fuels, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural-chemical simulation of the formation of plastic state during the thermal treatment (pyrolysis, coking) of coals is based on allowance for intermolecular interactions in the organic matter. The feasibility of transition of coals to the plastic state is determined by the ratio between the onset plastic state (softening) and runaway degradation temperatures, values that depend on the petrographic composition and the degree of metamorphism of coals and the distribution of structural and chemical characteristics of organic matter. 33 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Non-isothermal kinetic studies of co-combustion and co-cracking of coal and plastic blends using thermogravimetric analysis

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    Nabeel, A.; Khan, T.A.; Sharma, D.K. [Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India). Dept. of Chemistry

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The kinetics of co-combustion/co-cracking of Topa coal with polystyrene, poly(vinyl chloride), and bakelite have been studied by theromogravimetric analysis at a linear heating rate of 20C/min in a stream of air for combustion and in nitrogen for cracking with a flow rate of 20 cm{sup 3}/min up to the temperature of 900C under non-isothermal conditions. The order of reaction and overall activation energy of the reactions have been calculated. These studies may help in synergistic production of value-added organic compounds and spatiality chemicals from coal and plastics.