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Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, December  

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River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, December 2006 Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, December 2006 Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: As you are aware, Mirant Potomac River, L.L.C, (Mirant) is operating per the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compliance Order (ACO) dated June 1, 2006. Under the terms of ACO, Mirant is to deliver a monthly report to include: (1) the modeled input files and results of the daily Predictive Modeling for the preceding month, including the hourly average heat input in the MMBtu for each unit and the exit velocity (or exhaust volume) for each unit; (2) verification that the planned Operating Parameters utilized for Predictive Modeling in the preceding month were not exceeded, or if exceeded, documentation

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NETL: Predictive Modeling and Evaluation - CMU Regional Modeling Study  

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Regional Source-Receptor Modeling Study Regional Source-Receptor Modeling Study The Pittsburgh Air Quality Study (PAQS) [PDF-744KB] is comprised of three inter-related components: 1) ambient PM measurements, 2) source characterization, and 3) deterministic and statistical air quality modeling. This effort will permit clarification of the contribution of coal-fired power plants to fine ambient PM2.5 (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 µm). The resources from the Department of Energy (DOE) will be leveraged with resources from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations. Clarkson University (Hopke group) will apply advanced receptor models to identify the nature, location and contribution of the sources of particulate matter observed by the measurements made as part of the PAQS. Several forms of factor analysis including Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) and UNMIX will be applied in order to identify the composition and contributions of the sources. Potential Source Contribution Function analysis as well as Residence Time Weighted Concentration analysis will be applied to the determination of the locations of the likely major contributing sources. The aforementioned factor analysis methods will also be applied to the spatially distributed data both on a single species and multiple species basis and to compare these results with those obtained utilizing the back-trajectory-based methods. The availability of highly time resolved data should permit greater source resolution and will be examined to determine how much increased source specificity can be obtained from the increased time resolution in the data. Assistance will be provided with the multivariate calibration that will permit the use of single-particle mass spectrometry data to estimate ambient concentrations of particulate species. These analyses should provide a better understanding of the source/receptor relationships that lead to the observed particle concentrations in the Pittsburgh area.

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Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, November  

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November 2006 November 2006 Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, November 2006 Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: As you are aware, Mirant Potomac River, L.L.C, (Mirant) is operating per the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compliance Order (ACO) dated June 1, 2006. Under the terms of ACO, Mirant is to deliver a monthly report to include: (1) the modeled input files and results of the daily Predictive Modeling for the preceding month, including the hourly average heat input in the MMBtu for each unit and the exit velocity (or exhaust volume) for each unit; (2) verification that the planned Operating Parameters utilized for Predictive Modeling in the preceding month were not exceeded, or if exceeded, documentation describing that exceedance: (3) the inputs and results of the "follow-up"

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Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, March  

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March 2007 March 2007 Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, March 2007 Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: As you are aware, Mirant Potomac River, L.L.C, (Mirant) is operating per the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compliance Order (ACO) dated June 1, 2006. Under the terms of ACO, Mirant is to deliver a monthly report to include: (1) the modeled input files and results of the daily Predictive Modeling for the preceding month, including the hourly average heat input in the MMBtu for each unit and the exit velocity (or exhaust volume) for each unit; (2) verification that the planned Operating Parameters utilized for Predictive Modeling in the preceding month were not exceeded, or if exceeded, documentation describing that exceedance: (3) the inputs and results of the "follow-up"

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Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, January  

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

January 2007 January 2007 Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, January 2007 Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: As you are aware, Mirant Potomac River, L.L.C, (Mirant) is operating per the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compliance Order (ACO) dated June 1, 2006. Under the terms of ACO, Mirant is to deliver a monthly report to include: (1) the modeled input files and results of the daily Predictive Modeling for the preceding month, including the hourly average heat input in the MMBtu for each unit and the exit velocity (or exhaust volume) for each unit; (2) verification that the planned Operating Parameters utilized for Predictive Modeling in the preceding month were not exceeded, or if exceeded, documentation describing that exceedance: (3) the inputs and results of the "follow-up"

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Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, February  

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February 2007 February 2007 Mirant Potomac River, LLC, Monthly Model Evaluation Study Report, February 2007 Docket No. EO-05-01. Order No. 202-07-02: As you are aware, Mirant Potomac River, L.L.C, (Mirant) is operating per the terms and conditions of the Administrative Compliance Order (ACO) dated June 1, 2006. Under the terms of ACO, Mirant is to deliver a monthly report to include: (1) the modeled input files and results of the daily Predictive Modeling for the preceding month, including the hourly average heat input in the MMBtu for each unit and the exit velocity (or exhaust volume) for each unit; (2) verification that the planned Operating Parameters utilized for Predictive Modeling in the preceding month were not exceeded, or if exceeded, documentation describing that exceedance: (3) the inputs and results of the "follow-up"

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

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

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

2009-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A field study evaluation of short-term refined Gaussian dispersion models  

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A tracer study was conducted at the Duke Forest Site in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in January, 1995 to evaluate the ability of three short-term refined Gaussian dispersion models to predict the fate of volume source emissions under field study conditions. Study participants included the American Petroleum Institute (API), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Energy (DOE), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and private consulting firms. The models evaluated were Industrial Source Complex--Short Term versions 2 and 3 (ISC2, ISC3) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Model Improvement Committee (AERMIC) model, AERMOD. All three models are based on the steady-state Gaussian plume dispersion equation, which predicts concentrations at downwind receptor locations when integrated over the distance between the source and receptor. Chemicals were released at known rates and measurements were taken at various points in the study field using Tedlar bag point sampling and open-path Fourier Transform infrared (OP-FTIR) monitoring. The study found that ISC and AERMOD underpredicted the measured concentrations for each dataset collected in the field study. ISC and AERMOD each underpredicted the OPFTIR dataset by a factor of approximately 1.6. ISC underpredicted the Tedlar{reg_sign} dataset by approximately 2.1, while AERMOD underpredicted by a factor of approximately 2.6. Regardless of source configuration or measurement technique used, under-prediction with respect to the measured concentration was consistently observed. This indicates that safety factors or other corrections may be necessary in predicting contaminant concentrations over the distances examined in this study, i.e., in the near field of less than 200 meters.

Piper, A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating alternatives for housing India's urban poor : design studies, model and application in Ahmedabad  

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The study evaluates the three alternatives identified by the (National) Planning Commission for housing the Urban Poor in India: Upgrading, site and services, and housing. The basis for evaluation is the relationship of ...

Palamadai, Rajagopalan M

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Use of Ocean Models of Different Complexity in Climate Change Studies  

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The study of the uncertainties in future climate projections requires large ensembles of simulations with different values of model characteristics that define its response to external forcing. These characteristic include ...

Sokolov, Andrei P.

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Quick evaluation of multiple geostatistical models using upscaling with coarse grids: A practical study  

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In field delineation phase, uncertainty in hydrocarbon reservoir descriptions is large. To quickly examine the impact of this uncertainty on production performance, it is necessary to evaluate a large number of descriptions in relation to possible production methods (well spacing, injection rate, etc.). The method of using coarse upscaled models was first proposed by Ballin. Unlike other methods (connectivity analysis, tracer simulations), it considers parameters such as PVT, well management, etc. After a detailed review of upscaling issues, applications to water-injection cases (either with balance or imbalance of production, with or without aquifer) and to depletion of an oil reservoir with aquifer coning are presented. Much more important than the method of permeability upscaling far from wells, the need of correct upscaling of numerical well representation is pointed out Methods are proposed to accurately represent fluids volumes in coarse models. Simple methods to upscale relative permeabilities, and methods to efficiently correct numerical dispersion are proposed. Good results are obtained for water injection. The coarse upscaling method allows the performance of sensitivity analyses on model parameters at a much lower CPU cost than comprehensive simulations. Models representing extreme behaviors can be easily distinguished. For depletion of an oil reservoir showing aquifer coning, however, the method did not work property. It is our opinion that further research is required for upscaling close to wells. We therefore recombined this method for practical use in the case of water injection.

Lemouzy, P. [Institut Francais du Petrole and ELF/IFP Helios Group, Pau (France)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model The Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) aids the...

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Evaluation of Atmospheric Transport Models for Use in Phase II of the Historical Public Exposures Studies at the Rocky Flats Plant  

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Five atmospheric transport models were evaluated for use in Phase II of the Historical Public Exposures Studies at the Rocky Flats Plant. Models included a simple straight-line ... hexafluoride tracer measurement...

Arthur S. Rood; George G. Killough; John E. Till

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite Load Model Evaluation  

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The WECC load modeling task force has dedicated its effort in the past few years to develop a composite load model that can represent behaviors of different end-user components. The modeling structure of the composite load model is recommended by the WECC load modeling task force. GE Energy has implemented this composite load model with a new function CMPLDW in its power system simulation software package, PSLF. For the last several years, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has taken the lead and collaborated with GE Energy to develop the new composite load model. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and BPA joint force and conducted the evaluation of the CMPLDW and test its parameter settings to make sure that: • the model initializes properly, • all the parameter settings are functioning, and • the simulation results are as expected. The PNNL effort focused on testing the CMPLDW in a 4-bus system. An exhaustive testing on each parameter setting has been performed to guarantee each setting works. This report is a summary of the PNNL testing results and conclusions.

Lu, Ning; Qiao, Hong (Amy)

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development...  

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

Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development Project objective: Provide a tool for estimating...

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Nuclear models relevant to evaluation  

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The widespread use of nuclear models continues in the creation of data evaluations. The reasons include extension of data evaluations to higher energies, creation of data libraries for isotopic components of natural materials, and production of evaluations for radiative target species. In these cases, experimental data are often sparse or nonexistent. As this trend continues, the nuclear models employed in evaluation work move towards more microscopically-based theoretical methods, prompted in part by the availability of increasingly powerful computational resources. Advances in nuclear models applicable to evaluation will be reviewed. These include advances in optical model theory, microscopic and phenomenological state and level density theory, unified models that consistently describe both equilibrium and nonequilibrium reaction mechanism, and improved methodologies for calculation of prompt radiation from fission. 84 refs., 8 figs.

Arthur, E.D.; Chadwick, M.B.; Hale, G.M.; Young, P.G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on optimization model of energy collection efficiency and its power generation benefit evaluation of landfill gas  

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An optimization model for joint biogas energy collection efficiency that targets the prediction model for landfill gas output dynamics and the optimization model for gas well output has been established. The model was used to comprehensively analyze and evaluate the collection efficiency of a landfill gas well together with the long-term monitoring the gas output of the gas well within Chenjiachong Landfill. The collection efficiency increased by more than 50% than the original collection of landfill biogas and the power generation efficiency increased more than two times after the reservoir area of the landfill was optimized and regulated.

Xue Qiang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of atmospheric transport models for use in Phase II of the historical public exposures studies at the Rocky Flats Plant  

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Five atmospheric transport models were evaluated for use in Phase II of the Historical Public Exposures Studies at the Rocky Flats Plant. Models included a simple straight-line Gaussian plume model (ISCST2), several integrated puff models (RATCHET, TRIAD, and INPUFF2), and a complex terrain model (TRAC). Evaluations were based on how well model predictions compared with sulfur hexafluoride tracer measurements taken in the vicinity of Rocky Flats in February 1991. Twelve separate tracer experiments were conducted, each lasting 9 hr and measured at 140 samplers in arcs 8 and 16 km from the release point at Rocky Flats. Four modeling objectives were defined based on the endpoints of the overall study: (1) the unpaired maximum hourly average concentration, (2) paired time-averaged concentration, (3) unpaired time-averaged concentration, and (4) arc-integrated concentration. Performance measures were used to evaluate models and focused on the geometric mean and standard deviation of the predicted-to-observed ratio and the correlation coefficient between predicted and observed concentrations. No one model consistently outperformed the others in all modeling objectives and performance measures. The overall performance of the RATCHET model was somewhat better than the other models.

Rood, A.S.; Killough, G.G.; Till, J.E.

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on intrinsic summary evaluation  

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Summary evaluation has gained importance in the research community and seems to be a quite challenging task. Most of the work till date focus on summary generation, while this paper focus on intrinsic summary evaluation. Studies made for preparing the ... Keywords: effectiveness, extraction, inter judge agreement, intrinsic summary evaluation, precision, rank correlation, recall, summarisation, text summary, utility mechanisms

Shanmugasundaram Hariharan; Rengaramanujam Srinivasan

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GETEM -Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model | Department...  

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GETEM -Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model GETEM -Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model A guide to providing input to GETEM, the Geothermal Electricity...

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GETEM - Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model |...  

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GETEM - Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model GETEM - Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model A guide to providing input to GETEM, the Geothermal...

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NETL: Predictive Modeling and Evaluation - Evaluation of the Emission,  

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Evaluation of the Emission, Transport, and Deposition of Mercury, Arsenic, and Fine Particulate Matter from Coal Based Power Plants in the Ohio River Valley Region Evaluation of the Emission, Transport, and Deposition of Mercury, Arsenic, and Fine Particulate Matter from Coal Based Power Plants in the Ohio River Valley Region Ohio University, in collaboration with CONSOL Energy, Advanced Technology Systems, Inc (ATS) and Atmospheric Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) as subcontractors will evaluate the impact of emissions from coal-fired power plants in the Ohio River Valley region as they relate to the transport and deposition of mercury, arsenic, and associated fine particulate matter. This evaluation will involve two interrelated areas of effort: regional-scale modeling analysis and ambient air monitoring. The scope of work for the modeling analysis will include (1) development of updated inventories of mercury and arsenic emissions from coal plants and other important sources in the modeled domain; (2) adapting an existing 3-D atmospheric chemical transport model to incorporate recent advancements in the understanding of mercury transformations in the atmosphere; (3) analyses of the flux of Hg0, RGM, arsenic, and fine particulate matter in the different sectors of the study region to identify key transport mechanisms; (4) comparison of cross correlations between species from the model results to observations in order to evaluate characteristics of specific air masses associated with long-range transport from a specified source region; and (5) evaluation of the sensitivity of these correlations to emissions from regions along the transport path. This will be accomplished by multiple model runs with emissions simulations switched on and off from the various source regions.

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Performance evaluation of mixed model assembly lines  

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Performance evaluation for a Mixed Model Assembly Line Balancing Problem is complicated as a multitude of factors affect operational objectives while the objectives themselves can not be represented easily. This paper reports a study of the effect of four factors namely number of workstations, number of models, demand pattern and stochastic variability of task times on performance measures used for representing the operational objectives. Analysis of Variance and Signal to Noise (S/N) ratio have been used to evaluate the ability of performance measures in representing the operational objectives and to identify the impact of the factors/interactions on the behaviour of performance measures.

Jonnalagedda V.L. Venkatesh; Balaji M. Dabade

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the CAM5 Physics Suite in the WRF-Chem Model: Implementation, Resolution Sensitivity, and a First Evaluation for a Regional Case Study  

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A suite of physical parameterizations (deep and shallow convection, turbulent boundary layer, aerosols, cloud microphysics, and cloud fraction) from the global climate model Community Atmosphere Model version 5.1 (CAM5) has been implemented in the regional model Weather Research and Forecasting with chemistry (WRF-Chem). A downscaling modeling framework with consistent physics has also been established in which both global and regional simulations use the same emissions and surface fluxes. The WRF-Chem model with the CAM5 physics suite is run at multiple horizontal resolutions over a domain encompassing the northern Pacific Ocean, northeast Asia, and northwest North America for April 2008 when the ARCTAS, ARCPAC, and ISDAC field campaigns took place. These simulations are evaluated against field campaign measurements, satellite retrievals, and ground-based observations, and are compared with simulations that use a set of common WRF-Chem Parameterizations. This manuscript describes the implementation of the CAM5 physics suite in WRF-Chem provides an overview of the modeling framework and an initial evaluation of the simulated meteorology, clouds, and aerosols, and quantifies the resolution dependence of the cloud and aerosol parameterizations. We demonstrate that some of the CAM5 biases, such as high estimates of cloud susceptibility to aerosols and the underestimation of aerosol concentrations in the Arctic, can be reduced simply by increasing horizontal resolution. We also show that the CAM5 physics suite performs similarly to a set of parameterizations commonly used in WRF-Chem, but produces higher ice and liquid water condensate amounts and near-surface black carbon concentration. Further evaluations that use other mesoscale model parameterizations and perform other case studies are needed to infer whether one parameterization consistently produces results more consistent with observations.

Ma, Po-Lun; Rasch, Philip J.; Fast, Jerome D.; Easter, Richard C.; Gustafson, William I.; Liu, Xiaohong; Ghan, Steven J.; Singh, Balwinder

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the performance of hydrological models via cross-spectral analysis: case study of the Thames Basin, UK.  

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Nine distributed hydrological models, forced with common meteorological inputs, simulated naturalised daily discharge from the Thames Basin for 1963-2001. While model-dependent evaporative losses are critical for modelling mean discharge, multiple ...

Graham P. Weedon; Christel Prudhomme; Sue Crooks; Richard J. Ellis; Sonja S. Folwell; Martin J. Best

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GROUT HOPPER MODELING STUDY  

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The Saltstone facility has a grout hopper tank to provide agitator stirring of the Saltstone feed materials. The tank has about 300 gallon capacity to provide a larger working volume for the grout slurry to be held in case of a process upset, and it is equipped with a mechanical agitator, which is intended to keep the grout in motion and agitated so that it won't start to set up. The dry feeds and the salt solution are already mixed in the mixer prior to being transferred to the hopper tank. The hopper modeling study through this work will focus on fluid stirring and agitation, instead of traditional mixing in the literature, in order to keep the tank contents in motion during their residence time so that they will not be upset or solidified prior to transferring the grout to the Saltstone disposal facility. The primary objective of the work is to evaluate the flow performance for mechanical agitators to prevent vortex pull-through for an adequate stirring of the feed materials and to estimate an agitator speed which provides acceptable flow performance with a 45{sup o} pitched four-blade agitator. In addition, the power consumption required for the agitator operation was estimated. The modeling calculations were performed by taking two steps of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling approach. As a first step, a simple single-stage agitator model with 45{sup o} pitched propeller blades was developed for the initial scoping analysis of the flow pattern behaviors for a range of different operating conditions. Based on the initial phase-1 results, the phase-2 model with a two-stage agitator was developed for the final performance evaluations. A series of sensitivity calculations for different designs of agitators and operating conditions have been performed to investigate the impact of key parameters on the grout hydraulic performance in a 300-gallon hopper tank. For the analysis, viscous shear was modeled by using the Bingham plastic approximation. Steady state analyses with a two-equation turbulence model were performed with the FLUENT{trademark} codes. All analyses were based on three-dimensional results. Recommended operational guidance was developed by using the basic concept that local shear rate profiles and flow patterns can be used as a measure of hydraulic performance and spatial stirring. Flow patterns were estimated by a Lagrangian integration technique along the flow paths from the material feed inlet. The modeling results show that when the two-stage agitator consisting of a 45{sup o} pitched propeller and radial flat-plate blades is run at 140 rpm speed with 28 in diameter, the agitator provides an adequate stirring of the feed materials for a wide range of yield stresses (1 to 21 Pa) and the vortex system is shed into the remote region of the tank boundary by the blade passage in an efficient way. The results of this modeling study were used to develop the design guidelines for the agitator stirring and dispersion of the Saltstone feed materials in a hopper tank.

Lee, S.

2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policies with Energy-Economy Models  

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The growing complexities of energy systems, environmental problems and technology markets are driving and testing most energy-economy models to their limits. To further advance bottom-up models from a multidisciplinary energy efficiency policy evaluation perspective, we review and critically analyse bottom-up energy-economy models and corresponding evaluation studies on energy efficiency policies to induce technological change. We use the household sector as a case study. Our analysis focuses on decision frameworks for technology choice, type of evaluation being carried out, treatment of market and behavioural failures, evaluated policy instruments, and key determinants used to mimic policy instruments. Although the review confirms criticism related to energy-economy models (e.g. unrealistic representation of decision-making by consumers when choosing technologies), they provide valuable guidance for policy evaluation related to energy efficiency. Different areas to further advance models remain open, particularly related to modelling issues, techno-economic and environmental aspects, behavioural determinants, and policy considerations.

Mundaca, Luis; Neij, Lena; Worrell, Ernst; McNeil, Michael A.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating learning technologies: frameworks and case studies  

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Evaluation frameworks have been developed for studying learning technology. In this paper, we review their application to a number of evaluation projects, reflect on recent developments in the area of evaluation and illustrate how these frameworks have been applied by reflecting on the methods employed in three contrasting case studies. Each case study is an evaluation of an innovative use of information technology. The first case study describes the evaluation activities related to the technology-enhanced components of an introductory physics course for distance learners, 'Physical World', focusing on the evaluation of multimedia tutorials. The second case study discusses an evaluation project focusing on the impact of networked technologies on learning at school level, the 'ImpaCT2' evaluation, and describes the methods used in tracking use of technology both at school and at home. The third case study involves the evaluation of a history website on a full time higher education course, 'The History of the USA'.

Eileen Scanlon; Canan Blake; Kim Issroff; Cathy Lewin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic Modeling Studies  

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Modeling Studies Modeling Studies J. Lindner, L. T. Smith, J. C. Luthe, L. Pearson. R. K. Toghiani, Y. Xia, and P. Naik Institute for Clean Energy Technology Mississippi State University May 20,2009 Initial Tank Composition Remove liquid to reflect undrained saltcake Stage 1 Dissolution Remove transfer stream 1 liquids transfer stream 0 liquids recycle solids liquids transfer stream 1 liquids recycle solids Next Stage of Dissolution DWPF recycle Thermodynamic Modeling Studies 2 Overview of Presentation * Database Activities and Needs * C farm retrievals and neural network development * Thermodynamic data and computational methods for liquid waste flowsheet modeling (SRS) * Aluminum solubility studies Thermodynamic Modeling Studies 3 Database Activities and Needs * Earlier a mid-term study addressed the solubility of a number of systems if

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Evaluation of a bioluminescent mouse model expressing aromatase PII-promoter-controlled luciferase as a tool for the study of endocrine disrupting chemicals  

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Dysfunction of the enzyme aromatase (CYP19) is associated with endocrine pathologies such as osteoporosis, impaired fertility and development of hormone-dependent cancers. Certain endocrine disrupting chemicals affect aromatase expression and activity in vitro, but little is known about their ability to do so in vivo. We evaluated a bioluminescent mouse model (LPTA (registered)) CD-1-Tg(Cyp19-luc)-Xen) expressing luciferase under control of the gonadal aromatase pII promoter as an in vivo screening tool for chemicals that may affect aromatase expression. We studied the effects of forskolin, pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and atrazine in this model (atrazine was previously shown to induced pII-promoter-driven aromatase expression in H295R human adrenocortical carcinoma cells). About 2-4 out of every group of 10 male or female Cyp19-luc mice injected i.p. with 10 mg/kg forskolin had increased gonadal bioluminescence after 3-5 days compared to controls; the others appeared non-responsive. Similarly, about 4 per group of 9 individual females injected with pregnant mare serum gonadotropin had increased ovarian bioluminescence after 24 h. There was a statistically significant correlation between ovarian bioluminescence and plasma estradiol concentrations (n = 14; p = 0.022). Males exposed to a single dose of 100 mg/kg or males and females exposed to 5 daily injections of 30 mg/kg atrazine showed no change in gonadal bioluminescence over a 7 day period, but a significant interaction was found between atrazine (100 mg/kg) and time in female mice (p < 0.05; two-way ANOVA). Ex vivo luciferase activity in dissected organs was increased by forskolin in testis, epididymis and ovaries. Atrazine (30 mg/kg/day) increased (30%) luciferase activity significantly in epididymis only. In conclusion, certain individual Cyp19-luc mice are highly responsive to aromatase inducers, suggesting this model, with further optimization, may have potential as an in vivo screening tool for environmental contaminants.

Rivest, Patricia, E-mail: patricia.rivest@iaf.inrs.ca; Devine, Patrick J., E-mail: patrick.devine@iaf.inrs.ca; Sanderson, J. Thomas, E-mail: thomas.sanderson@iaf.inrs.c

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Modeling Study of the Flammability of Fuel Tank Headspace Vapors from Ethanol/Gasoline Fuels, Phase 2: Evaluations of Field Samples and Laboratory Blends  

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Study to measure the flammability of gasoline/ethanol fuel vapors at low ambient temperatures and develop a mathematical model to predict temperatures at which flammable vapors were likely to form.

Gardiner, D. P.; Bardon, M. F.; LaViolette, M.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. DOE Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model ...  

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U.S. DOE Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Webinar Presentation U.S. DOE Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Webinar Presentation...

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Maintenance personnel performance simulation (MAPPS) model: overview and evaluation efforts  

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The development of the MAPPS model has been completed and the model is currently undergoing evaluation. These efforts are addressing a number of identified issues concerning practicality, acceptability, usefulness, and validity. Preliminary analysis of the evaluation data that has been collected indicates that MAPPS will provide comprehensive and reliable data for PRA purposes and for a number of other applications. The MAPPS computer simulation model provides the user with a sophisticated tool for gaining insights into tasks performed by NPP maintenance personnel. Its wide variety of input parameters and output data makes it extremely flexible for application to a number of diverse applications. With the demonstration of favorable model evaluation results, the MAPPS model will represent a valuable source of NPP maintainer reliability data and provide PRA studies with a source of data on maintainers that has previously not existed.

Knee, H.E.; Haas, P.M.; Siegel, A.I.; Bartter, W.D.; Wolf, J.J.; Ryan, T.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: IEP - Air Quality Research: Predictive Modeling and Evaluation  

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Predictive Modeling and Evaluation Predictive Modeling and Evaluation Predictive Modeling and Evaluation Map Click on a Project Name to Get More Information It is likely that most or all State Implementation Plans pertaining to PM2.5 will be developed with the aid of some type of atmospheric modeling to predict the reductions in PM2.5 attainable via reductions in power plant emissions. The accuracy of such predictions depends on how accurately the models represent the actual emissions and atmospheric chemistry/transport phenomena. Modeling studies supported by the NETL fine PM program include: (1) receptor-based (source apportionment) modeling pertinent to electric power sources; (2) model evaluation using ambient PM mass measurements; (3) methods for estimating the lifetime and transport distances of primary and secondary PM; (4) quantifying the relationships between PM (nitric acid and sulfate) and NOx and SO2 emissions in the modeling domain; and (5) quantifying the contribution of primary and secondary organic aerosol emissions from power sources to observed organic PM.

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A concise model for evaluating water electrolysis  

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To evaluate water electrolysis in hydrogen production, a concise model was developed to analyze the current–voltage characteristics of an electrolytic cell. This model describes the water electrolysis capability by means of incorporating thermodynamic, kinetic and electrical resistance effects. These three effects are quantitatively expressed with three main parameters; the thermodynamic parameter which is the water dissociation potential; the kinetic parameter which reflects the overall electrochemical kinetic effect of both electrodes in the electrolytic cell, and the ohmic parameter which reflects the total resistance of the electrolytic cell. Using the model, different electrolytic cells with various operating conditions can be conveniently compared with each other. The modeling results are found to agree well with experimental data and previous published work.

Muzhong Shen; Nick Bennett; Yulong Ding; Keith Scott

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CTBT integrated verification system evaluation model supplement  

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a computer based model called IVSEM (Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model) to estimate the performance of a nuclear detonation monitoring system. The IVSEM project was initiated in June 1994, by Sandia's Monitoring Systems and Technology Center and has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (DOE/NN). IVSEM is a simple, ''top-level,'' modeling tool which estimates the performance of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring system and can help explore the impact of various sensor system concepts and technology advancements on CTBT monitoring. One of IVSEM's unique features is that it integrates results from the various CTBT sensor technologies (seismic, in sound, radionuclide, and hydroacoustic) and allows the user to investigate synergy among the technologies. Specifically, IVSEM estimates the detection effectiveness (probability of detection), location accuracy, and identification capability of the integrated system and of each technology subsystem individually. The model attempts to accurately estimate the monitoring system's performance at medium interfaces (air-land, air-water) and for some evasive testing methods such as seismic decoupling. The original IVSEM report, CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model, SAND97-25 18, described version 1.2 of IVSEM. This report describes the changes made to IVSEM version 1.2 and the addition of identification capability estimates that have been incorporated into IVSEM version 2.0.

EDENBURN,MICHAEL W.; BUNTING,MARCUS; PAYNE JR.,ARTHUR C.; TROST,LAWRENCE C.

2000-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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GETEM-Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model  

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A guide to providing input to GETEM, the Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model. GETEM is designed to help the Geothermal Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy in estimating some of the technical and economic values of its research projects and subprograms. The tool is intended to estimate and summarize the performance and cost of various geothermal electric power systems at geothermal reservoirs with a wide variety of physical characteristics.

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Software Platform Evaluation - Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation (VISION) Model  

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The purpose of this Software Platform Evaluation (SPE) is to document the top-level evaluation of potential software platforms on which to construct a simulation model that satisfies the requirements for a Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation Model (VISION) of the Advanced Fuel Cycle (AFC). See the Software Requirements Specification for Verifiable Fuel Cycle Simulation (VISION) Model (INEEL/EXT-05-02643, Rev. 0) for a discussion of the objective and scope of the VISION model. VISION is intended to serve as a broad systems analysis and study tool applicable to work conducted as part of the AFCI (including costs estimates) and Generation IV reactor development studies. This document will serve as a guide for selecting the most appropriate software platform for VISION. This is a “living document” that will be modified over the course of the execution of this work.

J. J. Jacobson; D. E. Shropshire; W. B. West

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a microplane model for progressive fracture in concrete  

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in stress with increasing strain. A realistic constitutive model which accounts I' or the post ? cracking regime or strain ? softening region is an important part in the nonlinear analysis of concrete structures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a..., as in metals, but also by microcracking and void formations. It is this major difference between metals and geomaterials that requires a model which accounts for the stress decrements caused by microcracking and void formations. The plastic ? fracturing...

Loper, James Harris

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development, evaluation, and design applications of an AMTEC converter model  

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An AMTEC converter model was developed and its effectiveness as a design tool was evaluated. To develop the model, requirements of the model were defined, modeling equations were selected, and a methodology for model development was established...

Spence, Cliff Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable...  

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and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Opportunities Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Opportunities...

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NETL: Predictive Modeling and Evaluation - TVA Model Comparison  

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Ozone/PM2.5 Formation & Transport Model Comparison Ozone/PM2.5 Formation & Transport Model Comparison Future regulatory actions for mitigating PM2.5 concentrations will rely, to some extent, on results from large-scale atmospheric models. The most efficient approach to evaluating regulatory actions is to use an integrated approach that examines multiple air quality impacts simultaneously. This is because of the strong linkage between PM2.5 levels, visibility degradation, ozone and acidic deposition. Thus, regional modeling of the impacts on PM2.5 levels from proposed emission reductions should be evaluated in terms of computed impacts not only on PM2.5 levels, but on ozone and acidic deposition as well. TVA is an active participant in the only ongoing assessment of this type, which is being done for the Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative (SAMI) as part of its integrated assessment in the southeastern United States. SAMI, with its focus on protecting PSD Class I areas, is using a model called URM that can examine all the aforementioned phenomena at once. In addition, URM has the capability, which SAMI intends to use, of efficiently examining the sensitivity of model outputs to changes in emissions across the entire modeling domain. Finally, SAMI will use URM to test various emission management options (EMOs) for mitigating impacts in the southern Appalachians. These EMOs will include controls on various source sectors, including energy.

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Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Model and Influence Factors Analysis on Comprehensive Performance of Green Buildings  

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management. In order to solve problems of subjectivity, uncertainty and impossibility of quantitative analysis when evaluating green building, this study establishes a multi-level fuzzy evaluation model by means of fuzzy mathematics method to analyze...

Sun, J.; Wu, Y.; Dai, Z.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Studies for DPF and SCR Model, Control System, and...  

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Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting ace028johnson2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Experimental Studies for DPF and SCR Model,...

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Experimental Studies for DPF and SCR Model, Control System, and...  

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and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ace028johnson2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Experimental Studies for DPF and SCR Model,...

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Review of models used for determining consequences of UF{sub 6} release: Development of model evaluation criteria. Volume 1  

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The objective of this study is to examine the usefulness and effectiveness of currently existing models that simulate the release of uranium hexafluoride from UF{sub 6}-handling facilities, subsequent reactions of UF{sub 6} with atmospheric moisture, and the dispersion of UF{sub 6} and reaction products in the atmosphere. The study evaluates screening-level and detailed public-domain models that were specifically developed for UF{sub 6} and models that were originally developed for the treatment of dense gases but are applicable to UF{sub 6} release, reaction, and dispersion. The model evaluation process is divided into three specific tasks: model-component evaluation; applicability evaluation; and user interface and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) evaluation. Within the model-component evaluation process, a model`s treatment of source term, thermodynamics, and atmospheric dispersion are considered and model predictions are compared with actual observations. Within the applicability evaluation process, a model`s applicability to Integrated Safety Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Post-Accident Analysis, and to site-specific considerations are assessed. Finally, within the user interface and QA/QC evaluation process, a model`s user-friendliness, presence and clarity of documentation, ease of use, etc. are assessed, along with its handling of QA/QC. This document presents the complete methodology used in the evaluation process.

Nair, S.K.; Chambers, D.B.; Park, S.H.; Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui...  

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Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui High Performance Computing Center Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui High Performance...

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Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) | Open Energy  

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Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Climate Focus Area: Geothermal Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/getem.html OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/geothermal-electricity-technology-eva Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance References: Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model[1] Model the estimated performance and costs of available U.S. geothermal

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CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model  

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a computer based model called IVSEM (Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model) to estimate the performance of a nuclear detonation monitoring system. The IVSEM project was initiated in June 1994, by Sandia`s Monitoring Systems and Technology Center and has been funded by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (DOE/NN). IVSEM is a simple, top-level, modeling tool which estimates the performance of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) monitoring system and can help explore the impact of various sensor system concepts and technology advancements on CTBT monitoring. One of IVSEM`s unique features is that it integrates results from the various CTBT sensor technologies (seismic, infrasound, radionuclide, and hydroacoustic) and allows the user to investigate synergy among the technologies. Specifically, IVSEM estimates the detection effectiveness (probability of detection) and location accuracy of the integrated system and of each technology subsystem individually. The model attempts to accurately estimate the monitoring system`s performance at medium interfaces (air-land, air-water) and for some evasive testing methods such as seismic decoupling. This report describes version 1.2 of IVSEM.

Edenburn, M.W.; Bunting, M.L.; Payne, A.C. Jr.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating  

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Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Title Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5796E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Logue, Jennifer M., William J. N. Turner, Iain S. Walker, and Brett C. Singer Date Published 06/2012 Abstract Changing the rate of airflow through a home affects the annual thermal conditioning energy.Large-scale changes to airflow rates of the housing stock can significantly alter the energy consumption of the residential energy sector. However, the complexity of existing residential energy models hampers the ability to estimate the impact of policy changes on a state or nationwide level. The Incremental Ventilation Energy (IVE) model developed in this study was designed to combine the output of simple airflow models and a limited set of home characteristics to estimate the associated change in energy demand of homes. The IVE model was designed specifically to enable modelers to use existing databases of home characteristics to determine the impact of policy on ventilation at a population scale. In this report, we describe the IVE model and demonstrate that its estimates of energy change are comparable to the estimates of a well-validated, complex residential energy model when applied to homes with limited parameterization. Homes with extensive parameterization would be more accurately characterized by complex residential energy models. The demonstration included a range of home types, climates, and ventilation systems that cover a large fraction of the residential housing sector.

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Evaluation of Generic EBS Design Concepts and Process Models Implications  

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Generic EBS Design Concepts and Process Models Generic EBS Design Concepts and Process Models Implications to EBS Design Optimization Evaluation of Generic EBS Design Concepts and Process Models Implications to EBS Design Optimization The assessment of generic Engineered Barrier System (EBS) concepts and design optimization to harbor various disposal configurations and waste types needs advanced approaches and methods to analyze barrier performance. The report addresses: 1) Overview of the importance of Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) processes to barrier performance, and international collaborations; 2) THMC processes in clay barriers; 3) experimental studies of clay stability and clay-metal interactions at high temperatures and pressures; 4) thermodynamic modeling and database development; 5) Molecular Dynamics (MD) study of clay

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Evaluating fugacity models for trace components in landfill gas  

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A fugacity approach was evaluated to reconcile loadings of vinyl chloride (chloroethene), benzene, 1,3-butadiene and trichloroethylene in waste with concentrations observed in landfill gas monitoring studies. An evaluative environment derived from fictitious but realistic properties such as volume, composition, and temperature, constructed with data from the Brogborough landfill (UK) test cells was used to test a fugacity approach to generating the source term for use in landfill gas risk assessment models (e.g. GasSim). SOILVE, a dynamic Level II model adapted here for landfills, showed greatest utility for benzene and 1,3-butadiene, modelled under anaerobic conditions over a 10 year simulation. Modelled concentrations of these components (95?300 ?g m?3; 43 ?g m?3) fell within measured ranges observed in gas from landfills (24?300–180?000 ?g m?3; 20–70 ?g m?3). This study highlights the need (i) for representative and time-referenced biotransformation data; (ii) to evaluate the partitioning characteristics of organic matter within waste systems and (iii) for a better understanding of the role that gas extraction rate (flux) plays in producing trace component concentrations in landfill gas.

Sophie Shafi; Andrew Sweetman; Rupert L. Hough; Richard Smith; Alan Rosevear; Simon J.T. Pollard

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures by Model Simulation  

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Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures by Model Simulation Tim Giebler. Mingsheng Liu, and David Claridge Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University Abstract Numerous energy conservation measures are being implemented into the air..., leaving the cold deck set point constant. Hot and cold deck reset schedules optimized according to outside air temperature have been studied and documented by Liu et a1 [3,4]. Knowledge of outside air dew point temperature or relative humidity can...

Giebler, T.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid fuzzy and optimal modeling for water quality evaluation  

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Hybrid fuzzy and optimal modeling for water quality evaluation Dong Wang, 1 Vijay P. Singh, 2 and Yuansheng Zhu 3 Received 1 September 2006; revised 16 December 2006; accepted 19 January 2007; published 8 May 2007. [1] Water quality evaluation... evaluation issues. In addition, the proposed models are flexible and adaptable for diagnosing the eutrophic status. Citation: Wang, D., V. P. Singh, and Y. Zhu (2007), Hybrid fuzzy and optimal modeling for water quality evaluation, Water Resour. Res., 43, W...

Wang, Dong; Singh, Vijay P.; Zhu, Yuansheng

2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Open Energy  

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Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/documents/suca/evaluation_guide.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/model-energy-efficiency-program-impac Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This document provides guidance on model approaches for calculating energy, demand and emissions savings resulting from energy efficiency programs. It

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Modeling for System Integration Studies (Presentation)  

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This presentation describes some the data requirements needed for grid integration modeling and provides real-world examples of such data and its format. Renewable energy integration studies evaluate the operational impacts of variable generation. Transmission planning studies investigate where new transmission is needed to transfer energy from generation sources to load centers. Both use time-synchronized wind and solar energy production and load as inputs. Both examine high renewable energy penetration scenarios in the future.

Orwig, K. D.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Air Pollution Models for Their Use in Emergency Response Tools in Built Environments: The ‘Michelstadt’ Case Study in COST ES1006 ACTION  

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The first results of a model validation test case, carried out in the research context of the COST ES1006 Action, are outlined and discussed. The validation exercise was established with an application-oriente...

Bernd Leitl; Silvia Trini Castelli…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and evaluating against the violent insider  

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The violent insider threat poses a special challenge to facilities protecting special nuclear material from theft or diversion. These insiders could potentially behave as nonviolent insiders to deceitfully defeat certain safeguards elements and use violence to forcefully defeat hardware or personnel. While several vulnerability assessment tools are available to deal with the nonviolent insider, very limited effort has been directed to developing analysis tools for the violent threat. In this paper, we present an approach using the results of a vulnerability assessment for nonviolent insiders to evaluate certain violent insider scenarios. Since existing tools do not explicitly consider violent insiders, the approach is intended for experienced safeguards analysts and relies on the analyst to brainstorm possible violent actions, to assign detection probabilities, and to ensure consistency. We then discuss our efforts in developing an automated tool for assessing the vulnerability against those violent insiders who are willing to use force against barriers, but who are unwilling to kill or be killed. Specifically, we discuss our efforts in developing databases for violent insiders penetrating barriers, algorithms for considering the entry of contraband, and modelling issues in considering the use of violence.

Fortney, D.S.; Al-Ayat, R.A.; Saleh, R.A.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Single Column Models using an ensemble approach  

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a valuable tool for evaluating and improving parameterizations for climate and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. Their drawback is that they can usually only be applied...

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U.S. DOE Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model ...  

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1 Greg Mines Idaho National Laboratory June 30, 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Webinar EERE Business Administration...

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Statistics for the Evaluation and Comparison of Models  

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Procedures that may be used to evaluate the operational performance of a wide spectrum of geophysical models are introduced. Primarily using a complementary set of difference measures, both model accuracy and precision ...

Willmott, Cort J.; Ackleson, Steven G.; Davis, Robert E.; Feddema, Johannes J.; Klink, Katherine M.; Legates, David R.; O'Donnell, James; Rowe, Clinton M.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inbound freight consolidation : a simulation model to evaluate consolidation rules  

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In logistics, freight can be consolidated over time (temporally) or over space (spatially). This thesis presents a simulation model to evaluate temporal and spatial consolidation rules. The model is the result of a research ...

Ford, Daniel J. (Daniel Jerome)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability modeling and evaluation of HVDC power transmission systems  

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The objective of this paper is to present an improved computational method for evaluating the reliability indices of HVdc transmission systems. The developed models and computational techniques are described. These can be used to simulate the operational practices and characteristics of a system under study efficiently and realistically. This method is based on the failure modes and effects analysis and uses the event tree method and the minimal cut set approach to represent the system's operational behavior and deduce the appropriate system's failure modes. A set of five reliability indices is evaluated for each output node being analyzed together with the probability and frequency of encountering particular regions of system performance levels. The analysis of an assumed HVdc bipolar transmission system is also included.

Dialynas, E.N.; Koskolos, N.C. (National Technical Univ., Athens (Greece). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change uncertainty evaluation, impacts modelling and resilience of farm scale dynamics in Scotland   

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This Thesis explored a range of approaches to study the uncertainty and impacts associated with climate change at the farm scale in Scotland. The research objective was to use a process of uncertainty evaluation and simulation modelling to provide...

Rivington, Michael

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Noncompensatory Models in Cognitive Diagnostic Mathematics Assessments: An Evaluation Based on Empirical Data  

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The present study evaluates the performance of four noncompensatory cognitive diagnostic models -- AHM, DINA, Fusion, and Bayesian Networks -- using both formative and large-scale mathematics assessments (Fraction dataset, ...

Zhao, Fei

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Zhang, Xuesong

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EVALUATION OF SELECT PEM FUEL CELL SYSTEM MODELS  

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EVALUATING PEM FUEL CELL SYSTEM MODELS EVALUATING PEM FUEL CELL SYSTEM MODELS Kristina Haraldsson, Keith Wipke National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 1617 Cole Boulevard, MS 1633 Golden, Colorado, 80401 ABSTRACT Many proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell models have been reported in publications, and some are available commercially. This paper helps users match their modeling needs with specific fuel cell models. The paper has three parts. First, it describes the model selection criteria for choosing a fuel cell model. Second, it applies these criteria to select state- of-the-art fuel cell models available in literature and commercially. The advantages and disadvantages of commercial models are discussed. Third, the paper illustrates the process of choosing a fuel cell model with an

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Experimental Studies for DPF and SCR Model, Control System, and...  

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

Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C. ace028johnson2010o.pdf More Documents & Publications Experimental Studies for DPF and SCR Model,...

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External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and  

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for Evaluation of System Level Modeling for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Full Document and Summary Versions are available for download External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Summary - System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools for Hanford More Documents & Publications Hanford Site C Tank Farm Meeting Summary - May 2009 System Planning for Low-Activity Waste at Hanford Hanford ETR Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Technical Review - External

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Statistics Useful for Deterministic Models: Evaluation, Calibration, Extension, Integration,  

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processing) Data assimilation · Postprocessing of model output ­ Model evaluation/assessment ­ Model in the manipulated data 6 #12;Comparison of GOES satellite data with EPA PM observations · half-hourly GOES aerosol 1, 2006 www.biostat.harvard.edu/~paciorek LYX - FoilTEX - pdfLATEX #12;Uses of Data and Statistics

Paciorek, Chris

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Evaluation of field development plans using 3-D reservoir modelling  

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Three-dimensional reservoir modelling has become an accepted tool in reservoir description and is used for various purposes, such as reservoir performance prediction or integration and visualisation of data. In this case study, a small Northern North Sea turbiditic reservoir was to be developed with a line drive strategy utilising a series of horizontal producer and injector pairs, oriented north-south. This development plan was to be evaluated and the expected outcome of the wells was to be assessed and risked. Detailed analyses of core, well log and analogue data has led to the development of two geological {open_quotes}end member{close_quotes} scenarios. Both scenarios have been stochastically modelled using the Sequential Indicator Simulation method. The resulting equiprobable realisations have been subjected to detailed statistical well placement optimisation techniques. Based upon bivariate statistical evaluation of more than 1000 numerical well trajectories for each of the two scenarios, it was found that the wells inclinations and lengths had a great impact on the wells success, whereas the azimuth was found to have only a minor impact. After integration of the above results, the actual well paths were redesigned to meet external drilling constraints, resulting in substantial reductions in drilling time and costs.

Seifert, D.; Lewis, J.J.M. [Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Newbery, J.D.H. [Conoco, UK Ltd., Aberdeen (United Kingdom)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of the ORNL residential energy use model  

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This report provides an evaluation of the architecture, empirical foundation, and applications of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) residential energy use model. A particular effort is made to identify the strengths ...

McFadden, Daniel

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

The Benchmark Evaluation Process: From Experimental Data to Benchmark Model  

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

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

2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-criteria selection of an Air Quality Model configuration based on quantitative and linguistic evaluations  

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This study presents the application of multi-criteria evaluation in the selection of an optimal configuration for an Air Quality Model. The simulation domains focus on the Mexico City Metropolitan Area. A set of 10 different configurations were considered ... Keywords: Air quality, Multi-criteria evaluation, Pareto Fronts, WRF-Chem

V. H. Almanza; I. Batyrshin; G. Sosa

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea  

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This paper presents the development and application of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea. This model is intended to encourage initiatives toward achieving better housing performance and to support a homebuyer's decision-making on housing comparison and selection. Forty-one objective and feasible housing performance indicators, which were selected from the review of existing evaluation models and interviews with experts, are classified into a series of categories. The weights of each category and indicator are calculated by using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) analysis, and a weight is converted into credit. Next, the performance grades are divided into four levels, and evaluation criteria are suggested based on statutory performance value or the one frequently met in practice. Finally, the evaluation program and the application procedure are established through the field case study. This model can be used for objective and practical evaluation and comparison of residential housing alternatives.

Sun-Sook Kim; In-Ho Yang; Myoung-Souk Yeo; Kwang-Woo Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII): A Two-Continent Effort for the Evaluation of Regional Air Quality Models  

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With the endorsement and support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, European Commission, and Environment Canada, a project entitled Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII) was.....

S. T. Rao; Rohit Mathur; Christian Hogrefe…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of wrist strength limitations in two-dimensional biochemical modeling  

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EVALUATION OF WRIST STRENGTH LIMITATIONS IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL BIOMECHANICAL MODELING A Thesis by KHALED WALID AL-EISAWI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering EVALUATION OF WRIST STRENGTH LIMITATIONS IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL BIOMECHANICAL MODELING A Thesis by KHALED WALID AL-EISAWI Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial...

Al-Eisawi, Khaled Walid

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Air Quality & Ventilation Models: Review - Evaluation - Proposals  

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Building Air Quality & Ventilation Models: Review - Evaluation - Proposals Building Air Quality & Ventilation Models: Review - Evaluation - Proposals Speaker(s): James Axley Date: March 12, 1999 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro Developments in mathematical models for building air quality and ventilation analysis have changed the way we idealize buildings for purposes of analysis, the way we form system equations to effect the analysis, and the way we solve these equations to realize the analysis. While much has been achieved more is possible. This presentation will review the current state of the art - the building idealizations used, the system equations formed, and the solution methods applied - critically evaluate the completeness, complexity and utility of the most advanced models, and present proposals for future development

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The Invisible Dutch a Pilot Study Evaluating Dutch  

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The Invisible Dutch a Pilot Study Evaluating Dutch Migrants' Path to New Zealand from 1996 to 2006 in Christchurch, New Zealand and have been working on the research project The Invisible Dutch ­ a Pilot Study

Hickman, Mark

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A Simulation Model for Evaluating Distributed Systems Dependability  

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In this paper we present a new simulation model designed to evaluate the dependability in distributed systems. This model extends the MONARC simulation model with new capabilities for capturing reliability, safety, availability, security, and maintainability requirements. The model has been implemented as an extension of the multithreaded, process oriented simulator MONARC, which allows the realistic simulation of a wide-range of distributed system technologies, with respect to their specific components and characteristics. The extended simulation model includes the necessary components to inject various failure events, and provides the mechanisms to evaluate different strategies for replication, redundancy procedures, and security enforcement mechanisms, as well. The results obtained in simulation experiments presented in this paper probe that the use of discrete-event simulators, such as MONARC, in the design and development of distributed systems is appealing due to their efficiency and scalability.

Dobre, Ciprian; Cristea, Valentin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of TANK water heater simulation model as embedded in HWSim  

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this scheme for operating TANK with HWSim is successful.LBNL # Evaluation of TANK water heater simulation model asCalifornia. Evaluation of TANK water heater simulation model

Lutz, Jim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of potential crushed-salt constitutive models  

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Constitutive models describing the deformation of crushed salt are presented in this report. Ten constitutive models with potential to describe the phenomenological and micromechanical processes for crushed salt were selected from a literature search. Three of these ten constitutive models, termed Sjaardema-Krieg, Zeuch, and Spiers models, were adopted as candidate constitutive models. The candidate constitutive models were generalized in a consistent manner to three-dimensional states of stress and modified to include the effects of temperature, grain size, and moisture content. A database including hydrostatic consolidation and shear consolidation tests conducted on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and southeastern New Mexico salt was used to determine material parameters for the candidate constitutive models. Nonlinear least-squares model fitting to data from the hydrostatic consolidation tests, the shear consolidation tests, and a combination of the shear and hydrostatic tests produces three sets of material parameter values for the candidate models. The change in material parameter values from test group to test group indicates the empirical nature of the models. To evaluate the predictive capability of the candidate models, each parameter value set was used to predict each of the tests in the database. Based on the fitting statistics and the ability of the models to predict the test data, the Spiers model appeared to perform slightly better than the other two candidate models. The work reported here is a first-of-its kind evaluation of constitutive models for reconsolidation of crushed salt. Questions remain to be answered. Deficiencies in models and databases are identified and recommendations for future work are made. 85 refs.

Callahan, G.D.; Loken, M.C.; Sambeek, L.L. Van; Chen, R.; Pfeifle, T.W.; Nieland, J.D. [RE/SPEC Inc., Rapid City, SD (United States); Hansen, F.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Repository Isolation Systems Dept.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study on a systematic method for evaluating values of raised concerns  

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The objective of this study is to develop a methodology that can externalise potential concerns and evaluate the values of the concerns raised in corporations. By implementing this methodology into corporate governance, it is expected to improve the work environment and enhance the capability for the corporate governance through supporting the internal autonomic purification. This study comprises of: case studies of past wrongdoings in corporations such as JCO and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO); identifying the viewpoints for evaluating values of raised concerns; developing a model to evaluate the values.

T. Sawada; T. Morimoto; N. Iida; T. Nishimura; Y. Soda; K. Itoh; H. Tanaka

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iowa's Research Activities Tax Credits Program Evaluation Study  

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Iowa's Research Activities Tax Credit Tax Credits Program Evaluation Study December 2011 By Angela an appropriation to establish the Tax Credits Tracking and Analysis Program to track tax credit awards and claims. In addition, the Department was directed to perform periodic evaluations of tax credit programs. An initial

Lin, Zhiqun

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Evaluation and comparison of models and modelling tools simulating nitrogen processes in treatment wetlands  

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In this paper, two ecological models of nitrogen processes in treatment wetlands have been evaluated and compared. These models were implemented, simulated, and visualized using the Modelica modelling and simulation language [P. Fritzson, Principles of Object-Oriented Modelling and Simulation with Modelica 2.1 (Wiley-IEEE Press, USA, 2004).] and an associated tool. The differences and similarities between the MathModelica Model Editor and three other ecological modelling tools have also been evaluated. The results show that the models can well be modelled and simulated in the MathModelica Model Editor, and that nitrogen decrease in a constructed treatment wetland should be described and simulated using the Nitrification/Denitrification model as this model has the highest overall quality score and provides a more variable environment.

Stina Edelfeldt; Peter Fritzson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Study Impact Evaluations of the Industrial Energy Savings Plan  

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This paper presents the results of a series of five case study impact evaluations of Energy Savings Plan (ESP) industrial energy efficiency projects funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Seattle City Light (City Light...

Lilly, P.; Pearson, D.

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ENHANCED CLOUD REGIME CLASSIFICATION FOR EVALUATION OF MODEL FAST PHYSICS  

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ENHANCED CLOUD REGIME CLASSIFICATION FOR EVALUATION OF MODEL FAST PHYSICS Wuyin Lin1 , Yangang Liu1 of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 ABSTRACT Distinct cloud regimes exist locally and globally helps identify the meteorological conditions that are closely associated with specific cloud regimes

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Evaluation of the St. Lucia geothermal resource: macroeconomic models  

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A macroeconometric model describing the St. Lucian economy was developed using 1970 to 1982 economic data. Results of macroeconometric forecasts for the period 1983 through 1985 show an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) for 1983 and 1984 with a decline in 1985. The rate of population growth is expected to exceed GDP growth so that a small decline in per capita GDP will occur. We forecast that garment exports will increase, providing needed employment and foreign exchange. To obtain a longer-term but more general outlook on St. Lucia's economy, and to evaluate the benefit of geothermal energy development, we applied a nonlinear programming model. The model maximizes discounted cumulative consumption.

Burris, A.E.; Trocki, L.K.; Yeamans, M.K.; Kolstad, C.D.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing Air Toxics Exposure and Risk and Evaluating EPA Modeling  

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Characterizing Air Toxics Exposure and Risk and Evaluating EPA Modeling Characterizing Air Toxics Exposure and Risk and Evaluating EPA Modeling Tools for Policy Making Speaker(s): Jennifer Logue Date: October 27, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines air toxics as pollutants that are known or suspected to cause serious health effects. Title III of the 1990 Clean Air Act established 189 chemicals as air toxics or hazardous air pollutants. Large uncertainties still exist regarding exposure, risks, and sources and there has been a heavy reliance on inventories and modeling to determine sources and risks. In January 2002, Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) embarked on a project to investigate air toxics in Allegheny County. This

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Indicators to support the dynamic evaluation of air quality models  

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Abstract Air quality models are useful tools for the assessment and forecast of pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere. Most of the evaluation process relies on the “operational phase” or in other words the comparison of model results with available measurements which provides insight on the model capability to reproduce measured concentrations for a given application. But one of the key advantages of air quality models lies in their ability to assess the impact of precursor emission reductions on air quality levels. Models are then used in a dynamic mode (i.e. response to a change in a given model input data) for which evaluation of the model performances becomes a challenge. The objective of this work is to propose common indicators and diagrams to facilitate the understanding of model responses to emission changes when models are to be used for policy support. These indicators are shown to be useful to retrieve information on the magnitude of the locally produced impacts of emission reductions on concentrations with respect to the “external to the domain” contribution but also to identify, distinguish and quantify impacts arising from different factors (different precursors). In addition information about the robustness of the model results is provided. As such these indicators might reveal useful as first screening methodology to identify the feasibility of a given action as well as to prioritize the factors on which to act for an increased efficiency. Finally all indicators are made dimensionless to facilitate the comparison of results obtained with different models, different resolutions, or on different geographical areas.

P. Thunis; A. Clappier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenological studies in the matrix models  

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Matrix models are a promising candidate for a nonperturbative formulation of the superstring theory. It is possible to study how the standard model and other phenomenological models appear from the matrix model, and estimate the probability distribution of their appearance. This article mainly addresses studies in toroidal compactifications with magnetic fluxes.

Hajime Aoki

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using ARM TWP Nauru Observations to Evaluate a Simple Thermodynamic Model  

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Using ARM TWP Nauru Observations to Evaluate a Simple Thermodynamic Model Using ARM TWP Nauru Observations to Evaluate a Simple Thermodynamic Model of the Subcloud Layer Under Fair-Weather Cumulus Conditions Albrecht, Bruce University of Miami Kollias, Pavlos Brookhaven National Laboratory Category: Modeling Marine boundary layer clouds are fundamental in regulating the vertical structure of water vapor and entropy in the lowest 2 km of the Earth's atmosphere. The observations from the ARM TWP-Nauru site provide a unique opportunity to study these clouds and the associated boundary layer structure. In this study an atmospheric mixed layer representation of the subcloud layer for application in fair-weather cumulus regimes is used to develop a diagnostic model of the near surface temperature and moisture associated with a given surface temperature and wind speed. This model

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The evaluation of Earth System Models: discussion summary  

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Complex Earth system models, and their various sub-components, are not yet subject to rigorous evaluation against observations as much as they should be, despite the existence of hundreds of proposed diagnostics. A concerted process is urgently needed to make this the norm, not the exception. Earth Observation, field observations and palaeo data can be applied to contexts as diverse as wildfire, marine ecosystems, the land carbon cycle, and greenhouse gases. Model evaluation (by comparing models and benchmark data) and model weighting (defining the ‘quality’ of models on the basis of such a comparison) should be considered as separate issues. Systematic approaches to parameter optimization, such as the adjoint technique, allow structural differences between models to be identified and limitations to be addressed. Such methods are established in atmospheric tracer transport and carbon cycling; research carried out in the QUEST programme has demonstrated their applicability for climate modelling. Although it is impossible to devise a foolproof metric for the ability of models to predict the future, relevant metrics could be based on their ability to simulate the past. Furthermore, it should be possible to extend parameter optimization techniques to assimilate data from the past. There are limits to what can be achieved by benchmarking against a mean state, when it is a change in state that is of greatest interest. It is useful to benchmark individual processes rather than aggregate properties. Coupling good components does not automatically result in a good Earth System model, so for complex models, a two-stage process is needed: first, benchmarking the components in stand-alone mode, and second, using the same benchmarks in coupled mode.

Sönke Zaehle; Colin Prentice; Sarah Cornell

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling System Development for the Evaluation of Dynamic Air Quality  

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Modeling System Development for the Evaluation of Dynamic Air Quality Modeling System Development for the Evaluation of Dynamic Air Quality Impacts of DER Speaker(s): Robert Van Buskirk Date: January 30, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare A critical challenge for the atmospheric sciences is to understand the anthropogenic impacts on atmospheric chemistry over spatial scales ranging from the urban to the regional, and ultimately to the global, and over corresponding time scales ranging from minutes to weeks and ultimately annual trends. A similar challenge for energy policymakers is to integrate an understanding of impact dynamics into the economic dynamics of energy supply and demand. The challenges of dynamic analysis of emissions impacts from the energy sector have substantially increased with a new

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A Model Evaluation Data Set for the Tropical ARM Sites  

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This data set has been derived from various ARM and external data sources with the main aim of providing modelers easy access to quality controlled data for model evaluation. The data set contains highly aggregated (in time) data from a number of sources at the tropical ARM sites at Manus and Nauru. It spans the years of 1999 and 2000. The data set contains information on downward surface radiation; surface meteorology, including precipitation; atmospheric water vapor and cloud liquid water content; hydrometeor cover as a function of height; and cloud cover, cloud optical thickness and cloud top pressure information provided by the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP).

Jakob, Christian

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

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACTINIDE REMOVAL PROCESS SAMPLE ANALYSIS, CHEMICAL MODELING, AND FILTRATION EVALUATION  

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Filtration within the Actinide Removal Process (ARP) currently limits the throughput in interim salt processing at the Savannah River Site. In this process, batches of salt solution with Monosodium Titanate (MST) sorbent are concentrated by crossflow filtration. The filtrate is subsequently processed to remove cesium in the Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) followed by disposal in saltstone grout. The concentrated MST slurry is washed and sent to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) for vitrification. During recent ARP processing, there has been a degradation of filter performance manifested as the inability to maintain high filtrate flux throughout a multi-batch cycle. The objectives of this effort were to characterize the feed streams, to determine if solids (in addition to MST) are precipitating and causing the degraded performance of the filters, and to assess the particle size and rheological data to address potential filtration impacts. Equilibrium modelling with OLI Analyzer{sup TM} and OLI ESP{sup TM} was performed to determine chemical components at risk of precipitation and to simulate the ARP process. The performance of ARP filtration was evaluated to review potential causes of the observed filter behavior. Task activities for this study included extensive physical and chemical analysis of samples from the Late Wash Pump Tank (LWPT) and the Late Wash Hold Tank (LWHT) within ARP as well as samples of the tank farm feed from Tank 49H. The samples from the LWPT and LWHT were obtained from several stages of processing of Salt Batch 6D, Cycle 6, Batch 16.

Martino, C.; Herman, D.; Pike, J.; Peters, T.

2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Conjunctive Surface–Subsurface Process Model (CSSP) over the Contiguous United States at Regional–Local Scales  

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This study presents a comprehensive evaluation on a Conjunctive Surface–Subsurface Process Model (CSSP) in predicting soil temperature–moisture distributions, terrestrial hydrology variations, and land–atmosphere exchanges against various in situ ...

Xing Yuan; Xin-Zhong Liang

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trust Evaluation in Anarchy: A Case Study on Autonomous Networks  

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Trust Evaluation in Anarchy: A Case Study on Autonomous Networks Tao Jiang Institute for Systems- ments on networked services. All those networks are autonomous networks, because they are distributed ­ to understand and analyze the behavior and properties of these "anarchical" autonomous networks. We propose

Baras, John S.

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Roadway pollutant dispersion: development of a data base and a model and evaluation of five models  

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ROADWAY POLLUTANT D1SPERSION: DEVELOPMENT OF A DATA 3ASE AND A MODEL AND EVALUATION OF FIVE MODELS A Thesis by NICHOLAS JOSEPH GREEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... previous dispersion models, as well as the present model. The emission rates for a portion of the Texas ASM data base included those predicted by MOBILE 1, an EPA computer model, and those calcul- ated by a mass balance technique using experimental data...

Green, Nicholas Joseph

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Toward a Consistent Program Evaluation: A Qualitative Study of Community Reaction to Development Programs in Limón, Costa Rica  

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of evaluation and logic models found in the review of literature. The researcher adopted a naturalistic case study approach intended to retain the natural context of the community setting and provide a holistic understanding of community perceptions. Qualitative...

Shane, Caleb Jonathan

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE Guide for Managing General Program Evaluation Studies  

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EERE Guide for Managing EERE Guide for Managing General Program Evaluation Studies Getting the Information You Need Prepared for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis Principal Author, Harley Barnes, Lockheed Martin Aspen Lead Contractor, Gretchen Jordan, Sandia National Laboratories February 2006 Acknowledgments This Guide for Managing General Program Evaluations (Guide) was completed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA under Contract DE-AC04-94AL8500. Sandia is operated by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Gretchen Jordan, Sandia National Laboratories, was the lead contractor for the development of

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Evaluation and Comparison of Ecological Models Simulating Nitrogen Processes in Treatment Wetlands,Implemented in Modelica.  

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?? Two ecological models of nitrogen processes in treatment wetlands have been evaluated and compared. These models have been implemented, simulated, and visualized in the… (more)

Edelfeldt, Stina

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation  

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This simulation study adapts and applies the general framework described in BESTEST-EX (Judkoff et al 2010) for self-testing residential building energy model calibration methods. BEopt/DOE-2.2 is used to evaluate four mathematical calibration methods in the context of monthly, daily, and hourly synthetic utility data for a 1960's-era existing home in a cooling-dominated climate. The home's model inputs are assigned probability distributions representing uncertainty ranges, random selections are made from the uncertainty ranges to define 'explicit' input values, and synthetic utility billing data are generated using the explicit input values. The four calibration methods evaluated in this study are: an ASHRAE 1051-RP-based approach (Reddy and Maor 2006), a simplified simulated annealing optimization approach, a regression metamodeling optimization approach, and a simple output ratio calibration approach. The calibration methods are evaluated for monthly, daily, and hourly cases; various retrofit measures are applied to the calibrated models and the methods are evaluated based on the accuracy of predicted savings, computational cost, repeatability, automation, and ease of implementation.

Robertson, J.; Polly, B.; Collis, J.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Numerical Modeling Process for Evaluating Automobile Climate Control Systems  

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FCC-70 FCC-70 Integrated Numerical Modeling Process for Evaluating Automobile Climate Control Systems John Rugh National Renewable Energy Laboratory Copyright © 2002 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. ABSTRACT The air-conditioning (A/C) system compressor load can significantly impact the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of conventional and hybrid electric automobiles. With the increasing emphasis on fuel economy, it is clear that the A/C compressor load needs to be reduced. In order to accomplish this goal, more efficient climate control delivery systems and reduced peak soak temperatures will be necessary to reduce the impact of vehicle A/C systems on fuel economy and tailpipe emissions. Good analytical techniques are important in identifying promising concepts. The goal at

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Review of mathematical modeling for evaluation of SVE applications  

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Soil vapor extraction (SVE), a demonstrated technology, enhances the removal of volatile chemicals from the subsurface through application of a vacuum at an extraction well to induce air flow through the subsurface toward the well. As of 1991, SVE comprised 13% of selected remedies at Superfund sites, and approximately 7% of leaking underground storage tanks. The flow of air enhances volatilization of compounds from the residual NAPL phase in soil pores and from the dissolved phase in soil pore water. The technology is particularly applicable to relatively volatile organic compounds (Henry`s law constant > 10{sup -3} atm-m{sup 3}/mole) residing in the vadose zone. The technology may also be applicable for removal of volatile light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs) floating on the water table or entrained in the capillary fringe, if the chemicals of concern have high vapor pressures. Effective design and prediction of system performance can be difficult, depending on site conditions. Tools are now available, in the form of numerical models, that allow one to both screen for the potential feasibility of SVE, and design and estimate performance of the system. While modeling should not be considered an end in itself, it provides a means by which to quantify some of the important SVE operating processes. Modeling can provide estimated answers for numerous questions concerning the feasibility and usage of SVE. Screening models can be used in conjunction with site characterization data and best professional judgment to determine the potential feasibility of SVE at a contaminated site. Flow and transport models can then be used to enhance the system design process and estimate performance. The work performed as part of this effort included a review of models that can be applied to SVE applications. This review includes a summary of critical information required in a SVE application. It also includes a model selection process, model usage guidelines, and case studies.

Jordan, D.L.; Mercer, J.W. [GeoTrans, Inc., Sterling, VA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Aerosol Modeling Testbed: A community tool to objectively evaluate aerosol process modules  

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This study describes a new modeling paradigm that significantly advances how the third activity is conducted while also fully exploiting data and findings from the first two activities. The Aerosol Modeling Testbed (AMT) is a computational framework for the atmospheric sciences community that streamlines the process of testing and evaluating aerosol process modules over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. The AMT consists of a fully-coupled meteorology-chemistry-aerosol model, and a suite of tools to evaluate the performance of aerosol process modules via comparison with a wide range of field measurements. The philosophy of the AMT is to systematically and objectively evaluate aerosol process modules over local to regional spatial scales that are compatible with most field campaigns measurement strategies. The performance of new treatments can then be quantified and compared to existing treatments before they are incorporated into regional and global climate models. Since the AMT is a community tool, it also provides a means of enhancing collaboration and coordination among aerosol modelers.

Fast, Jerome D.; Gustafson, William I.; Chapman, Elaine G.; Easter, Richard C.; Rishel, Jeremy P.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Grell, Georg; Barth, Mary

2011-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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DIRSIG Cloud Modeling Capabilities; A Parametric Study  

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1 DIRSIG Cloud Modeling Capabilities; A Parametric Study Kristen Powers powers:................................................................................................................... 13 Calculation of Sensor Reaching Radiance Truth Values for Cloudless & Stratus Cloud Scenes and Atmospheric Database Creation for Stratus Cloud Scene & Calculation of Associated Sensor Reaching Radiance

Salvaggio, Carl

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Fast prediction and evaluation of gravitational waveforms using surrogate models  

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[Abridged] We propose a solution to the problem of quickly and accurately predicting gravitational waveforms within any given physical model. The method is relevant for both real-time applications and in more traditional scenarios where the generation of waveforms using standard methods can be prohibitively expensive. Our approach is based on three offline steps resulting in an accurate reduced-order model that can be used as a surrogate for the true/fiducial waveform family. First, a set of m parameter values is determined using a greedy algorithm from which a reduced basis representation is constructed. Second, these m parameters induce the selection of m time values for interpolating a waveform time series using an empirical interpolant. Third, a fit in the parameter dimension is performed for the waveform's value at each of these m times. The cost of predicting L waveform time samples for a generic parameter choice is of order m L + m c_f online operations where c_f denotes the fitting function operation count and, typically, m standard ways. Surrogate model building for other waveform models follow the same steps and have the same low online scaling cost. For expensive numerical simulations of binary black hole coalescences we thus anticipate large speedups in generating new waveforms with a surrogate. As waveform generation is one of the dominant costs in parameter estimation algorithms and parameter space exploration, surrogate models offer a new and practical way to dramatically accelerate such studies without impacting accuracy.

Scott E. Field; Chad R. Galley; Jan S. Hesthaven; Jason Kaye; Manuel Tiglio

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CLASSES FOR PRACTICAL BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING INTEROPERABILITY  

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Standard Project Committee defines a Building Information Model as "a digital representation of physicalEVALUATION OF INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CLASSES FOR PRACTICAL BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING FOR PRACTICAL BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING INTEROPERABILITY ABSTRACT The AEC (Architecture, Engineering

Kamat, Vineet R.

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Rough Set Dependency Analysis in Evaluation Studies An Application in the Study of Repeated Heart Attacks  

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of repeated heart attacks. 1 Introduction In many cases it is not possible to obtain complete ­ or certain analysis can be applied to an investi- gation into the causes of repeated heart attacks con- ductedRough Set Dependency Analysis in Evaluation Studies ­ An Application in the Study of Repeated Heart

Düntsch, Ivo

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Nuclear tools for characterising radiological dispersion in complex terrain: evaluation of regulatory and emergency response models  

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Routine operations of a nuclear research reactor and its facilities offer opportunities for collection of rare environmental tracer datasets which can be used for atmospheric dispersion model evaluation studies. The HIFAR reactor near Sydney, Australia, routinely emits the radioactive noble gas 41Ar, and other radionuclides such as 133Xe and 135Xe are also emitted from nearby radiopharmaceutical production facilities. Despite extremely low emission levels of these gases, they are nevertheless detectable using state-of-the-art technology, and sensitive detectors have been placed at four locations in the surrounding region which features complex terrain. The high research potential of this unique dataset is illustrated in the current study, in which predictions from two atmospheric dispersion models used for emergency response are compared with 41Ar peak observations from the detector network under a range of stability conditions, and long-term integrated data is also compared with a routine impact assessment model.

Alastair G. Williams; Geoffrey H. Clark; Leisa Dyer; Richard Barton

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The AeroCom Evaluation and Intercomparison of Organic Aerosol in Global Models  

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This paper evaluates the current status of global modeling of the organic aerosol (OA) occurrence in the troposphere and analyzes the differences calculated between models as well as between models and observations. Thirty-one global chemistry/transport and general circulation models have participated in this intercomparison, in the framework of AeroCom phase II. The simulation of OA varies greatly between models in terms of the magnitude of primary emissions, secondary OA (SOA) formation, the number of OA species used (2 to 62), the complexity of OA parameterizations (gas-particle partitioning, chemical aging, multiphase chemistry, aerosol microphysics), and the OA physical, chemical and optical properties. The diversity of the global OA simulation results has increased since earlier AeroCom experiments, mainly due to the increasing complexity of the SOA parameterization in models, and the implementation of new, highly uncertain, OA sources. Diversity of over an order of magnitude exists in the modeled vertical distribution of OA that deserves a dedicated future study. Furthermore, although the OA/OC ratio depends on OA sources and atmospheric processing and is important for model evaluation against OA and OC observations, it is resolved only by few global models. The median global primary OA source strength is 56 Tg a 1 (range 34 - 144 Tg a-1) and the median secondary OA source strength (natural and anthropogenic) is 19 Tg a-1 (range 13-121 Tg a-1). Among the models that take into account the semi-volatile SOA nature, the median source is calculated to be 51 Tg a-1 (range 16-121 Tg a-1), much larger than the median value of the models that calculate SOA in a more simplistic way (19 Tg a-1; range 13-20 Tg a-1, with one model at 37 Tg a-1). The median atmospheric burden of OA is 1.4 Tg (24 models in the range of 0.6-2.0 Tg and 4 between 2.4-3.8 Tg) with a median OA lifetime of 5.4 days (range 3.8-9.6 days). In models that reported both OA and sulfate burdens, the median value of the OA/sulfate burden ratio of is calculated to be 0.77; 13 models calculate a ratio lower than 1, and 9 models higher than 1. For 26 models that reported OA deposition fluxes, the median wet removal is 70 Tg a-1 (range 28-209 Tg a-1), which is on average 85% of the total OA deposition.

Tsigaridis, Kostas; Daskalakis, N.; Kanakidou, M.; Adams, P. J.; Artaxo, Paulo; Bahadur, R.; Balkanski, Y.; Bauer, S.; Bellouin, N.; Benedetti, Angela; Bergman, T.; Berntsen, T.; Beukes, J. P.; Bian, Huisheng; Carslaw, K. S.; Chin, M.; Curci, Gabriele; Diehl, Thomas; Easter, Richard C.; Ghan, Steven J.; Gong, S.; Hodzic, Alma; Hoyle, Christopher R.; Iversen, T.; Jathar, S.; Jimenez, J. L.; Kaiser, J. W.; Kirkevag, A.; Koch, Dorothy; Kokkola, H.; Lee, Y. H.; Lin, G.; Liu, Xiaohong; Luo, Gan; Ma, Xiaoyan; Mann, G. W.; Mihalopoulos, Nikos; Morcrette, J. -J.; Muller, J. F.; Myhre, G.; Myriokefalitakis, S.; Ng, Nga L.; O'Donell, D.; Penner, J. E.; Pozzoli, L.; Pringle, K. J.; Russell, Lynn; Schulz, M.; Sciare, J.; Seland, O.; Shindell, Drew; Sillman, S.; Skeie, R. B.; Spracklen, D. V.; Stavrakou, T.; Steenrod, Stephen D.; Takemura, T.; Tiitta, P.; Tilmes, S.; Tost, H.; van Noije, T.; van Zyl, P. G.; von Salzen, Knut; Yu, Fangqun; Wang, Zaizi; Wang, Zhilli; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Zhang, Hua; Zhang, Kai; Zhang, Qi; Zhang, Xiaoye

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A maturity model of evaluating requirements specification techniques  

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It is important to evaluate and understand the state-of-art technologies to position our research and invest our energy and resources in more effective ways. Unfortunately, no systematic approach has been introduced to evaluate the maturity...

Shin, Yonghee

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simulation Model for the Performance Evaluation for Migrating a Legacy Paulo Pinheiro da Silva  

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A Simulation Model for the Performance Evaluation for Migrating a Legacy System Paulo Pinheiro da a simulation model using CAPPLES. Peculiarities of the legacy system migration that affects the simulation of perfor- mance evaluation during migration. CAPPLES is based on simulation models. Indeed, analytical

Pinheiro da Silva, Paulo

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TravInfo Evaluation (Technology Element) Traveler Information Center (TIC) Study: Operator Response Time Analysis  

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Traveler Information Center (TIC) Study Operator Inte$aceTraveler Information Center (TIC) Study Operator ZnterjizceInformation Center (TIC) Study (Technology Evaluation

Miller, Mark A.; Loukakos, Dimitri

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trav Info Evaluation (Technology Element ) Traveler Information Center (TIC) Study: System Reliability and Communications Interface  

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Traveler Information Center (TIC) Study (September 1996 -Information Center (TIC) Study (Technology EvaluationTraveler Information Center (TIC) Study: System Reliability

Miller, Mark; Loukakos, Dimitri

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Seasonal versus Episodic Performance Evaluation for an Eulerian Photochemical Air Quality Model  

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This study presents detailed evaluation of the seasonal and episodic performance of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system applied to simulate air quality at a fine grid spacing (4 km horizontal resolution) in central California, where ozone air pollution problems are severe. A rich aerometric database collected during the summer 2000 Central California Ozone Study (CCOS) is used to prepare model inputs and to evaluate meteorological simulations and chemical outputs. We examine both temporal and spatial behaviors of ozone predictions. We highlight synoptically driven high-ozone events (exemplified by the four intensive operating periods (IOPs)) for evaluating both meteorological inputs and chemical outputs (ozone and its precursors) and compare them to the summer average. For most of the summer days, cross-domain normalized gross errors are less than 25% for modeled hourly ozone, and normalized biases are between {+-}15% for both hourly and peak (1 h and 8 h) ozone. The domain-wide aggregated metrics indicate similar performance between the IOPs and the whole summer with respect to predicted ozone and its precursors. Episode-to-episode differences in ozone predictions are more pronounced at a subregional level. The model performs consistently better in the San Joaquin Valley than other air basins, and episodic ozone predictions there are similar to the summer average. Poorer model performance (normalized peak ozone biases <-15% or >15%) is found in the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area and is most noticeable in episodes that are subject to the largest uncertainties in meteorological fields (wind directions in the Sacramento Valley and timing and strength of onshore flow in the Bay Area) within the boundary layer.

Jin, Ling; Brown, Nancy J.; Harley, Robert A.; Bao, Jian-Wen; Michelson, Sara A; Wilczak, James M

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Studies : Annual Progress Report 2007.  

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The goal of Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation Studies is to collect monitoring data to evaluate wild and natural steelhead populations in the Clearwater and Salmon river drainages. During 2007, intensive population data were collected in Fish Creek (Lochsa River tributary) and Rapid River (Little Salmon River tributary); extensive data were collected in other selected spawning tributaries. Weirs were operated in Fish Creek and Rapid River to estimate adult escapement and to collect samples for age determination and genetic analysis. Snorkel surveys were conducted in Fish Creek, Rapid River, and Boulder Creek (Little Salmon River tributary) to estimate parr density. Screw traps were operated in Fish Creek, Rapid River, Secesh River, and Big Creek to estimate juvenile emigrant abundance, to tag fish for survival estimation, and to collect samples for age determination and genetic analysis. The estimated wild adult steelhead escapement in Fish Creek was 81 fish and in Rapid River was 32 fish. We estimate that juvenile emigration was 24,127 fish from Fish Creek; 5,632 fish from Rapid River; and 43,674 fish from Big Creek. The Secesh trap was pulled for an extended period due to wildfires, so we did not estimate emigrant abundance for that location. In cooperation with Idaho Supplementation Studies, trap tenders PIT tagged 25,618 steelhead juveniles at 18 screw trap sites in the Clearwater and Salmon river drainages. To estimate age composition, 143 adult steelhead and 5,082 juvenile steelhead scale samples were collected. At the time of this report, 114 adult and 1,642 juvenile samples have been aged. Project personnel collected genetic samples from 122 adults and 839 juveniles. We sent 678 genetic samples to the IDFG Eagle Fish Genetics Laboratory for analysis. Water temperature was recorded at 37 locations in the Clearwater and Salmon river drainages.

Copeland, Timothy; Putnam, Scott

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Reactor Innovation Evaluation Study (ARIES) Properties Archive  

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ARIES stands for Advanced Reactor Innovation Evaluation Study. It is a program and a team that explores the commercial potential of fusion as an energy resource. Though it is a multi-institutional program, ARIES is led by the University of California at San Diego. ARIES studies both magnetic fusion energy (MFE) and inertial fusion energy (IFE), using an approach that integrates theory, experiments, and technology. The ARIES team proposes fusion reactor designs and works to understand how technology, materials and plasma physics processes interact and influence each other. A 2005 report to the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee ("Scientific Challenges, Opportunities, and Priorities for the U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Program") noted on page 98 an example of the importance of this materials properties aspect: "For instance, effects on plasma edge by various plasma facing materials and effects on various plasma stabilization and control techniques by highly conducting liquid metal blankets are being considered by physicists." This web page is an archive of material properties collected here for the use of the ARIES Fusion Power Plant Studies Team.

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Improved Geothermometry Through Multivariate Reaction Path Modeling and Evaluation of Geomicrobiological Influences on Geochemical Temperature Indicators  

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Improved Geothermometry Through Multivariate Reaction Path Modeling and Evaluation of Geomicrobiological Influences on Geochemical Temperature Indicators presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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SUPPLIER SUSTAINABILITY EVALUATION UTILIZING MULTI ATTRIBUTE UTILITY MODELING.  

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??Conventionally, the focus during supplier evaluation has been to assess cost, quality and delivery effectiveness due to their impact on profitability. In recent years, there… (more)

Ladd, Scott E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Evaluation of Generalized River/Reservoir System Models  

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This report reviews user-oriented generalized reservoir/river system models. The terms reservoir/river system, reservoir system, reservoir operation, or river basin management "model" or "modeling system" are used synonymously to refer to computer...

Wurbs, Ralph A.

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Exotic decay model and alpha decay studies  

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In exotic decay studies, the lifetime of alpha emission occurs crucially in the branching ratio calculation. In this work, we extend our previous exotic decay model to calculate the same. But, in this case unlike in the exotic decay, the redistribution of charge for given masses of the fragments has to be taken into account since the charge-to-mass ratio of the alpha fragment differs from that of the parent nucleus. We have therefore modified the Yukawa-plus-exponential potential in the post-scission region in our model suitably so as to allow the required charge redistribution among the fragments in the region between sharp contact and the point up to which the finite-range effects persist. The success of this model for alpha decay is as good as for the exotic decay studies.

Shanmugam, G.; Kamalaharan, B. (Department of Physics, Presidency College, Madras 600005, India (IN))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Health IT Usability Evaluation Model (Health-ITUEM) for evaluating mobile health (mHealth) technology  

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Background: Over two decades of research has been conducted using mobile devices for health related behaviors yet many of these studies lack rigor. There are few evaluation frameworks for assessing the usability of mHealth, which is critical as the use ... Keywords: Evaluation framework, Health-ITUEM, Mobile health, Usability

William Brown, III; Po-Yin Yen; Marlene Rojas; Rebecca Schnall

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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6, 79598009, 2006 Modeling study of  

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sensitivity to emission changes of ozone precursors in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) using Discussions Characterizing ozone production in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area: a case study using a chemical transport model W. Lei 1 , B. de Foy 2 , M. Zavala 1 , R. Volkamer 1,* , and L. T. Molina 1,2 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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

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

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The ICF, Inc. coal and electric utilities model : an analysis and evaluation  

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v.1. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is sponsoring a series of evaluations of important energy policy and electric utility industry models by the MIT Energy Model Analysis Program (EMAP). The subject of this ...

Wood, David O.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Biomass Energy Potential with a Global Energy and Land Use Model  

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The authors evaluate global land use competition and bioenergy potential through developing a global energy and land use model using a SD ... The model describes competition among various uses of biomass such as ...

H. Yamamoto; K. Yamaji

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Experimental Evaluation of the Source Specific Multicast Model in Mobile Environments  

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Although the Single Source Multicast model is quite mature, the implementation of its protocols became available only very recently and experimental results to evaluate this model are still missing, specially in mobile environments. Hence, our goal is ...

Tiago Sousa; Paulo Mendes; Edmundo Monteiro

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of finite element models of stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading  

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Different finite element models are evaluated for two very common structures, a cantilever beam and a stiffened plate, subjected to impulsive loading. For the cantilever beam case, the finite element models are one, two ...

Pedatzur, Omri

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerosol indirect effects ? general circulation model intercomparison and evaluation with satellite data  

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Evaluation of HadGEM2 model, Hadley Centre Technical Noteclimate sensitivity in the Hadley Centre climate model, J.DFG). The Met Office Hadley Centre is funded by the Joint

Quaas, Johannes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerosol indirect effects -- general circulation model intercomparison and evaluation with satellite data  

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Evaluation of HadGEM2 model, Hadley Centre Technical Noteclimate sensitivity in the Hadley Centre climate model, J.ETH Zurich, Switzerland 9 Hadley Centre for Climate Change /

Quaas, Johannes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OLAF _ A General Modeling System to Evaluate and Optimize the Location of an Air  

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OLAF _ A General Modeling System to Evaluate and Optimize the Location of an Air Polluting Facility Project Report J"org Fliege 13 2.1The Meteorological Preprocessor ..................13 2.2The Air Dispersion Model

Fliege, Jörg

135

Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident Detection Algorithms  

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Assessing the Potential of Using Traffic Simulation Model Results for Evaluating Automatic Incident of such a test-bed would be the ability to incorporate synthetic data produced by a simulation model since

Hellinga, Bruce

136

Evaluation of INL Supplied MOOSE/OSPREY Model: Modeling Water Adsorption on Type 3A Molecular Sieve  

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate Idaho National Lab’s Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) software in modeling the adsorption of water onto type 3A molecular sieve (3AMS). MOOSE can be thought-of as a computing framework within which applications modeling specific coupled-phenomena can be developed and run. The application titled Off-gas SeParation and REcoverY (OSPREY) has been developed to model gas sorption in packed columns. The sorbate breakthrough curve calculated by MOOSE/OSPREY was compared to results previously obtained in the deep bed hydration tests conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The coding framework permits selection of various options, when they exist, for modeling a process. For example, the OSPREY module includes options to model the adsorption equilibrium with a Langmuir model or a generalized statistical thermodynamic adsorption (GSTA) model. The vapor solid equilibria and the operating conditions of the process (e.g., gas phase concentration) are required to calculate the concentration gradient driving the mass transfer between phases. Both the Langmuir and GSTA models were tested in this evaluation. Input variables were either known from experimental conditions, or were available (e.g., density) or were estimated (e.g., thermal conductivity of sorbent) from the literature. Variables were considered independent of time, i.e., rather than having a mass transfer coefficient that varied with time or position in the bed, the parameter was set to remain constant. The calculated results did not coincide with data from laboratory tests. The model accurately estimated the number of bed volumes processed for the given operating parameters, but breakthrough times were not accurately predicted, varying 50% or more from the data. The shape of the breakthrough curves also differed from the experimental data, indicating a much wider sorption band. Model modifications are needed to improve its utility and predictive capability. Recommended improvements include: greater flexibility for input of mass transfer parameters, time-variable gas inlet concentration, direct output of loading and temperature profiles along the bed, and capability to conduct simulations of beds in series.

Pompilio, L. M. [Syracuse University; DePaoli, D. W. [ORNL; Spencer, B. B. [ORNL

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

137

Evaluation of AirGIS: a GIS-based air pollution and human exposure modelling system  

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This study describes in brief the latest extensions of the Danish Geographic Information System (GIS)-based air pollution and human exposure modelling system (AirGIS), which has been developed in Denmark since 2001 and gives results of an evaluation with measured air pollution data. The system shows, in general, a good performance for both long-term averages (annual and monthly averages), short-term averages (hourly and daily) as well as when reproducing spatial variation in air pollution concentrations. Some shortcomings and future perspectives of the system are discussed too.

Matthias Ketzel; Ruwim Berkowicz; Martin Hvidberg; Steen Solvang Jensen; Ole Raaschou-Nielsen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Wave Energy Converter Effects on Wave Fields: Evaluation of SNL-SWAN and Sensitivity Studies in Monterey Bay CA.  

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A modified version of an indust ry standard wave modeling tool was evaluated, optimized, and utilized to investigate model sensitivity to input parameters a nd wave energy converter ( WEC ) array deployment scenarios. Wave propagation was investigated d ownstream of the WECs to evaluate overall near - and far - field effects of WEC arrays. The sensitivity study illustrate d that wave direction and WEC device type we r e most sensitive to the variation in the model parameters examined in this study . Generally, the changes in wave height we re the primary alteration caused by the presence of a WEC array. Specifically, W EC device type and subsequently their size directly re sult ed in wave height variations; however, it is important to utilize ongoing laboratory studies and future field tests to determine the most appropriate power matrix values for a particular WEC device and configuration in order to improve modeling results .

Roberts, Jesse D.; Chang, Grace; Magalen, Jason; Jones, Craig

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model  

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to implementation on the target freeway network. In this paper, a capability-enhanced PARAMICS simulation model has evaluation; Simulation models; Algorithms. Introduction Ramp metering has been recognized as an effectivePerformance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation

Levinson, David M.

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Evaluation of the Linear-Nonthreshold Dose-Response Model  

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National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements MD: NCRP (2001) 287 pp, $50.00 Lively debate continues on the nature of the dose-response relationship for the excess risk of cancer following exposure to ionising radiation at low doses and/or low dose rates. Clearly, these are the exposure conditions of principal importance to radiological protection. Presently, for the purposes of radiological protection, the assumption is made that the underlying dose-response relationship is linear-quadratic with no threshold, and that in the low dose and/or low dose rate region this curve can be approximated by a straight line with a gradient half that of the linear relationship which (for cancers other than leukaemia) is appropriate for moderate to high doses received at high dose rates. This, in essence, is the `linear-nonthreshold (LNT) dose-response model' referred to in the title of NCRP Report No 136. The debate centres on whether this model is appropriate or not; but it is complicated by the marked polarisation of those that disagree with this model and with the vehemence that characterises the debate. At one extreme are those who argue for a supra-linear dose-response and claim that the assumption of linearity seriously underestimates the risks to health of low dose exposures. At the other extreme are those who argue for a threshold in the dose-response at some non-zero dose, or even for beneficial effects of irradiation at low doses (`radiation hormesis'). Understandably, the former viewpoint tends to be held by anti-nuclear activists whereas the latter tends to be adopted by pro-nuclear pressure groups, and this political backdrop does not assist a balanced discussion of this important issue. In the USA, considerable lobbying exists from the threshold/hormesis camp, and this can also be seen in France and Japan. Unfortunately, although there are reasonable scientific points to be made in favour of mechanisms that ameliorate the effects of radiation at low doses, the attitude struck by some in this camp is that support of the `LNT hypothesis' is quite unreasonable and flies in the face of the evidence. Obviously, this point of view brings into question the motivation of those who support the position presently adopted by, for example, the International Commission on Radiological Protection, and leads to acrimonious and unconstructive discussions. The same is true of the other extreme wing, where radiological protection is viewed as being disturbingly lax as a result of pressure being brought to bear by the `military-industrial complex', with scientists being complicit in this conspiracy. It is into this storm that NCRP has bravely marched in publishing its Report No 136. The re-evaluation of the scientific evidence reported in NCRP Report No 136 was carried out by Scientific Committee 1-6 of the NCRP which was charged to `reassess the weight of scientific evidence for and against the linear-nonthreshold dose-response model, without reference to associated policy implications'. In essence, the linear-nonthreshold dose-response model is based upon the assumption that biological damage which, if unrepaired, could lead to cancer is directly proportional to dose throughout the range of dose and dose rates of importance in routine radiological protection. Not only did NCRP Scientific Committee 1-6 deliberate amongst themselves, but the committee sought and obtained written and oral opinion from several scientists in the USA who held different views on the subject. The report begins by examining the way in which radiation energy is deposited in cells. It concludes that at low doses and low dose rates the relevant biological damage would be produced by a `single hit' because of the spatial and temporal sparseness of the events causing the damage. Since cancer is considered to be monoclonal (single cell) in origin, this suggests that the dose-response is linear at low doses with no threshold. However, it is possible that the whole organism may be more capable of repairing damage at low doses and low dose rates, which would m

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The Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Model: Optimization and Evaluation of Simulated Radiative Fluxes and Precipitation  

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This work continues the presentation and evaluation of the Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Model (OLAM), focusing on the model’s ability to represent radiation and precipitation. OLAM is a new, state-of-the-art earth system model, capable of user-specified ...

David Medvigy; Robert L. Walko; Martin J. Otte; Roni Avissar

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Modeling Studies of the Characteristics of Liquid...  

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and Modeling Studies of the Characteristics of Liquid Biofuels for Enhanced Combustion Experimental and Modeling Studies of the Characteristics of Liquid Biofuels for Enhanced...

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Evaluation of the hazardous waste landfill cap system design and clay layer thickness criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) using the Hydrological Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model  

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The hazardous waste landfill design criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) was evaluated in this study. In the first part of the study, Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model was used to determine the significance of different components of the hazardous waste landfill cap system as required by the Turkish RCHW. In the second part of the study, the top and bottom clay layer thickness requirement of the Turkish RCHW was evaluated by running the HELP model for different top/bottom clay different layer thicknesses and comparing the corresponding leachate amounts produced.

F. Yalcin Piskin; G.N. Demirer

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Develop a numerical model to evaluate furrow irrigation performance  

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of the ASAE. in many parts of the world, increased attention must be given to improving surface irrigation efficiency by minimizing deep percolation and surface runoff. To improve existing surface irrigation systems, an evaluation of how irrigauon water... of the ASAE. in many parts of the world, increased attention must be given to improving surface irrigation efficiency by minimizing deep percolation and surface runoff. To improve existing surface irrigation systems, an evaluation of how irrigauon water...

Jnad, Ihab

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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AN INDUSTRIAL CASE STUDY ON SOA QUALITY EVALUATION Riad Belkhatir  

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architecture paradigms. Service oriented architecture. Quality attributes. 1. INTRODUCTION Recently, more-automated method for evaluating SOAs, called SOAQE (for Service Oriented Architecture Quality Evaluation/Development Department BeOtic Rezé, France Arnaud.Viguier@beotic.com Abstract During these last years, Service Oriented

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Adult Football Helmet Ratings A total of 10 adult football helmet models were evaluated using the STAR evaluation system for  

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Adult Football Helmet Ratings May 2011 A total of 10 adult football helmet models were evaluated in this group #12;NR: Not Recommended Adams A2000 Pro Elite STAR Value: 1.700 Cost: $199.95 Adult Football Helmet Ratings May 2011 Note: Any player in any sport can sustain a head injury with even the very best

Lu, Chang

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Evaluating Domestic Hot Water Distribution System Options With Validated Analysis Models  

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A developing body of work is forming that collects data on domestic hot water consumption, water use behaviors, and energy efficiency of various distribution systems. A full distribution system developed in TRNSYS has been validated using field monitoring data and then exercised in a number of climates to understand climate impact on performance. This study builds upon previous analysis modelling work to evaluate differing distribution systems and the sensitivities of water heating energy and water use efficiency to variations of climate, load, distribution type, insulation and compact plumbing practices. Overall 124 different TRNSYS models were simulated. Of the configurations evaluated, distribution losses account for 13-29% of the total water heating energy use and water use efficiency ranges from 11-22%. The base case, an uninsulated trunk and branch system sees the most improvement in energy consumption by insulating and locating the water heater central to all fixtures. Demand recirculation systems are not projected to provide significant energy savings and in some cases increase energy consumption. Water use is most efficient with demand recirculation systems, followed by the insulated trunk and branch system with a central water heater. Compact plumbing practices and insulation have the most impact on energy consumption (2-6% for insulation and 3-4% per 10 gallons of enclosed volume reduced). The results of this work are useful in informing future development of water heating best practices guides as well as more accurate (and simulation time efficient) distribution models for annual whole house simulation programs.

Weitzel, E.; Hoeschele, M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial absorption chiller models for evaluation of control strategies  

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A steady-state computer simulation model of a direct fired double-effect water-lithium bromide absorption chiller in the parallel-flow configuration was developed from first principles. Unknown model parameters such as heat transfer coefficients were determined by matching the model`s calculated state points and coefficient of performance (COP) against nominal full-load operating data and COPs obtained from a manufacturer`s catalog. The model compares favorably with the manufacturer`s performance ratings for varying water circuit (chilled and cooling) temperatures at full load conditions and for chiller part-load performance. The model was used (1) to investigate the effect of varying the water circuit flow rates with the chiller load and (2) to optimize chiller part-load performance with respect to the distribution and flow of the weak solution.

Koeppel, E.A.; Klein, S.A.; Mitchell, J.W. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Solar Energy Lab.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model study of a quark star  

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In this paper we apply the equation of state (EOS) of QCD at finite chemical potential and zero temperature proposed in H. S. Zong and W. M. Sun [Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 23, 3591 (2008)] to the study of properties of quark star. This EOS contains only one adjustable parameter m{sub D} which sets the scale of chiral symmetry breaking (in our calculation we have chosen two values of m{sub D}: m{sub D}=244 MeV and m{sub D}=239 MeV, which is fitted from the value of f{sub {pi}} and determined by e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation experiment, respectively). From this EOS a model of quark star is established by applying the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equation under two conditions: with the P({mu}=0) term and without the P({mu}=0) term. Our results show clearly that the P({mu}=0) term is an important quantity in the study of quark star. A comparison between our model and other models of quark star is made. In particular, we have compared our results with the most recent observational data measured using Shapiro delay reported in P. B. Demorest et al.[Nature (London) 467, 1081 (2010)].

Li Hua; Jiang Yu [Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Luo Xinlian [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Zong Hongshi [Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Joint Center for Particle, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

150

An Adaptive Probabilistic Trust Model and its Evaluation (Short Paper)  

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to predict their future behavior. Further, it is sensi- ble for the agents to share information via referrals of referrers. This paper describes a testbed that goes beyond existing testbeds to enable the evaluation values of referrers accurately, and (c) resolve the conflicts in referral networks by certainty

151

Biometrics 61, 3645 Model Evaluation and Spatial Interpolation by Bayesian  

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@stat.washington.edu Summary. Constructing maps of dry deposition pollution levels is vital for air quality management by the models. Key words: Air pollution; Deterministic simulation models; Environmental statistics be possible to use an interpolation method to pro- duce a pollution map. However, the air pollutants' fluxes

Raftery, Adrian

152

Process modeling for the Integrated Thermal Treatment System (ITTS) study  

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This report describes the process modeling done in support of the integrated thermal treatment system (ITTS) study, Phases 1 and 2. ITTS consists of an integrated systems engineering approach for uniform comparison of widely varying thermal treatment technologies proposed for treatment of the contact-handled mixed low-level wastes (MLLW) currently stored in the U.S. Department of Energy complex. In the overall study, 19 systems were evaluated. Preconceptual designs were developed that included all of the various subsystems necessary for a complete installation, from waste receiving through to primary and secondary stabilization and disposal of the processed wastes. Each system included the necessary auxiliary treatment subsystems so that all of the waste categories in the complex were fully processed. The objective of the modeling task was to perform mass and energy balances of the major material components in each system. Modeling of trace materials, such as pollutants and radioactive isotopes, were beyond the present scope. The modeling of the main and secondary thermal treatment, air pollution control, and metal melting subsystems was done using the ASPEN PLUS process simulation code, Version 9.1-3. These results were combined with calculations for the remainder of the subsystems to achieve the final results, which included offgas volumes, and mass and volume waste reduction ratios.

Liebelt, K.H.; Brown, B.W.; Quapp, W.J.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-205 Optimising Computations for Evaluating Ising and Potts Model Partition  

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0 Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-205 Optimising Computations for Evaluating Ising and Potts Model Partition Functions by Exact Enumeration K. A. Hawick and D. P. Playne 2013 The Ising computationally feasible for the Q=3,4 state Potts model as well as the 2 state Ising spin model. We report on bit

Hawick, Ken

154

Evaluating the ability of a numerical weather prediction model to forecast tracer concentrations during ETEX 2  

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Evaluating the ability of a numerical weather prediction model to forecast tracer concentrations an operational numerical weather prediction model to forecast air quality are also investigated. These potential a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model independently of the CTM. The NWP output is typically archived

Dacre, Helen

155

Evaluation of Location-Specific Predictions by a Detailed Simulation Model of Aedes aegypti Populations  

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Evaluation of Location-Specific Predictions by a Detailed Simulation Model of Aedes aegypti Buster is a stochastic, spatially explicit simulation model of Aedes aegypti populations, designed of Location-Specific Predictions by a Detailed Simulation Model of Aedes aegypti Populations. PLoS ONE 6(7): e

Lloyd, Alun

156

SDU 6 MODELING STUDY TO SUPPORT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT  

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In response to Technical Task Request (TTR) HLW-SSF-TTR-2012-0017 (1), SRNL performed modeling studies to evaluate alternative design features for the 32 million gallon Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) referred to as SDU 6. This initial modeling study was intended to assess the performance of major components of the structure that are most significant to the PA. Information provided by the modeling will support the development of a SDU 6 Preliminary Design Model and Recommendation Report to be written by SRR Closure and Waste Disposal Authority. Key inputs and assumptions for the modeling were provided to SRNL in SRR-SPT-2011-00113 (2). A table reiterates the base case and four sensitivity case studies requested in this reference. In general, as shown in Table 4, when compared to Vault 2 Case A, the Base Case SDU 6 design produced higher peak fluxes to the water table during the 10,000 year period of analysis but lower peak fluxes within a 15,000 to 20,000 time frame. SDU 6 will contain approximately ten times the inventory of a single Vault 2 and the SDU 6 footprint is comparable to that of a group of four Vault 2 disposal units. Therefore, the radionuclide flux from SDU 6 and that from a single Vault 2 are not directly comparable. A more direct comparison would be to compare the maximum dose obtained at the 100 m boundary from the seven SDU's that will replace the 64 FDC's analyzed in the 2009 PA. This analysis will be performed in the next set of calculations planned for SDU design evaluation. Aquifer transport and dose calculations were not intended to be part of this initial scoping study. However, results from this study do indicate that replacement of the FDC design with SDU would not yield significantly higher peak doses. If the thickness of the SDU 6 floor is increased, peak doses would not occur during the 10,000 year period of analysis.

Smith, F.

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

157

Development and Evaluation of Statistical Downscaling Models for Monthly Precipitation  

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Several statistical downscaling models have been developed in the past couple of decades to assess the hydrologic impacts of climate change by projecting the station-scale hydrological variables from large-scale atmospheric variables simulated by ...

Aneesh Goly; Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu; Arpita Mondal

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Center Identification Methods in Numerical Models  

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

Leon T. Nguyen; John Molinari; Diana Thomas

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Statistical evaluation of alternative models of human evolution  

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...origin with assimilation (see SI Fig. 7B ) is a “hybrid” model that includes an early dispersal of H. erectus...European project for providing access to its computing grid infrastructure and for user assistance. We thank Pierre Berthier...

Nelson J. R. Fagundes; Nicolas Ray; Mark Beaumont; Samuel Neuenschwander; Francisco M. Salzano; Sandro L. Bonatto; Laurent Excoffier

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Review and evaluation of national airspace system models  

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Abstract from Technical Report Documentation Page: This report is intended to serve as a guide to the availability and capability of state-of-the-art analytical and simulation models of the National Airspace System (NAS). ...

Odoni, Amedeo R.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A HIRARC model for safety and risk evaluation at a hydroelectric power generation plant  

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Abstract There are many formal techniques for the systematic analysis of occupational safety and health in general, and risk analysis in particular, for power generation plants at hydroelectric power stations. This study was initiated in order to create a HIRARC model for the evaluation of environmental safety and health at a hydroelectric power generation plant at Cameron Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia. The HIRARC model was used to identify the primary and secondary hazards which may be inherent in the system which were determined as a serious threat for plant operation and maintenance. The primary tools of the model consisted of, generic check-lists, work place inspection schemes which included task observation and interview, safety analysis as well as accident and incident investigation. For risk assessment, the Likert scale was complemented by the severity matrix analysis in order to determine the probability and extent of safety and health at the study power generation plant. These were used to identify and recommend control measures which included engineering and administrative aspects as well as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). A total of forty-one important hazard items were identified in the system at target power generation plant. These hazards were mainly identified by means of checklists which were sourced from literature and subsequently customized for the current purpose. Risk assessment was conducted by initially classifying the hazards into three levels such as Low, Medium and High. Generally 66% of the hazards identified were at low risk, 32% at medium and 2% at high risk. This indicated that there was sufficient awareness and commitment to safety and health at the study power station. Meanwhile the Power Station was also certified by MS 1722:2005, OHSAS 18001, MS ISO 14001:2004, MS ISO 9001:2000 and scheduled waste regulation 2005 which give credibility to the current study in creating a working model which may find widespread application in the future.

A.M. Saedi; J.J. Thambirajah; Agamuthu Pariatamby

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELING OF SCALED HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK MIXING - CFD MODELING SENSITIVITY STUDY RESULTS  

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The primary purpose of the tank mixing and sampling demonstration program is to mitigate the technical risks associated with the ability of the Hanford tank farm delivery and celtification systems to measure and deliver a uniformly mixed high-level waste (HLW) feed to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Uniform feed to the WTP is a requirement of 24590-WTP-ICD-MG-01-019, ICD-19 - Interface Control Document for Waste Feed, although the exact definition of uniform is evolving in this context. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling has been used to assist in evaluating scaleup issues, study operational parameters, and predict mixing performance at full-scale.

JACKSON VL

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

163

Modeling and Analysis Papers - Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Evaluation > Table 1 Evaluation > Table 1 Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for AEO Forecast Evaluation, 1996 to 2002 Average Absolute Percent Error Variable AEO82 to AEO97 AEO82 to AEO98 AEO82 to AEO99 AEO82 to AEO2000 AEO82 to AEO2001 AEO82 to AEO2002 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 Total Petroleum Consumption 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 Total Coal Consumption 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 Total Electricity Sales 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.5 Production Crude Oil Production 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 Natural Gas Production 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 Coal Production 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.6 Imports and Exports Net Petroleum Imports 10.1 9.5 8.8 8.4 7.9 7.4 Net Natural Gas Imports 17.4 16.7 16.0 15.9 15.8 15.8 Net Coal Exports

164

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

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

C. F. Tejero

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Incorporating and Evaluating Environmental Instream Flows in a Priority Order Based Surface Water Allocation Model  

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multi-objective optimization model to characterize the tradeoffs between water supply shortages and fish 10 population capacity in a stream on the west-slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Harman and Stewardson (2005) evaluated a range...

Pauls, Mark

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

166

Evaluation of the SRS Seismic Hazard Considering the EPRI 2013 Ground Motion Model  

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Evaluation of the SRS Seismic Hazard Considering the EPRI 2013 Ground Motion Model Rucker J. Williams, PE – Geotechnical Engineering Lead Shawn Carey, PhD, PE – Structural Mechanics, Structural Lead Jay Amin – Structural Mechanics, Principal Engineer

167

Residential energy demand modeling and the NIECS data base : an evaluation  

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The purpose of this report is to evaluate the 1978-79 National Interim Energy Consumption Survey (NIECS) data base in terms of its usefulness for estimating residential energy demand models based on household appliance ...

Cowing, Thomas G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Evaluation of Long-Term Cloud-Resolving Modeling with ARM Data  

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Evaluation of Long-Term Cloud-Resolving Modeling with ARM Data Zeng, Xiping NASAGSFC Tao, Wei-Kuo NASAGoddard Space Flight Center Zhang, Minghua State University of New York at...

169

Mutation Analysis for the Evaluation of Functional Fault Models Qiushuang Zhang and Ian Harris  

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1 Mutation Analysis for the Evaluation of Functional Fault Models Qiushuang Zhang and Ian Harris@ecs.umass.edu, harris@ecs.umass.edu I. INTRODUCTION Design validation by simulation-based techniques is the most common

Harris, Ian G.

170

Evaluation of kinetic parameters appropriate for modeling urethane foam insulation performance  

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Computer codes which model the pyrolysis of thermal insulators for in-depth temperature response are particularly sensitive to the kinetic parameters used in the code. The parameter values, which are evaluated...

I. Auerbach

171

Evaluation of Precipitation from Numerical Weather Prediction Models and Satellites Using Values Retrieved from Radars  

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Precipitation is evaluated from two weather prediction models and satellites, taking radar-retrieved values as a reference. The domain is over the central and eastern United States, with hourly accumulated precipitation over 21 days for the ...

Slavko Vasi?; Charles A. Lin; Isztar Zawadzki; Olivier Bousquet; Diane Chaumont

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Validation of and enhancements to an operating-speed-based geometric design consistency evaluation model  

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This thesis documents efforts to validate two elements related to an operating-speed-based geometric design consistency evaluation procedure: (1) the speed reduction estimation ability of the model, and (2) assumptions about acceleration...

Collins, Kent Michael

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

The Design of Three-Dimensional Model for the Economic Evaluation of the Coal Enterprise Informationization  

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According to the coal enterprise characteristics and the current coal enterprise informationization construction circumstance, the author designed a three-dimensional model for the economic evaluation of the coal

Qing-wen Yuan; Shu-wei Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System  

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In this report we describe the development of the Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES), a risk-informed analytical process for estimating the environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of offshore wind energy generation projects. The development of ERES for offshore wind is closely allied to a concurrent process undertaken to examine environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy generation, although specific risk-relevant attributes will differ between the MHK and offshore wind domains. During FY10, a conceptual design of ERES for offshore wind will be developed. The offshore wind ERES mockup described in this report will provide a preview of the functionality of a fully developed risk evaluation system that will use risk assessment techniques to determine priority stressors on aquatic organisms and environments from specific technology aspects, identify key uncertainties underlying high-risk issues, compile a wide-range of data types in an innovative and flexible data organizing scheme, and inform planning and decision processes with a transparent and technically robust decision-support tool. A fully functional version of ERES for offshore wind will be developed in a subsequent phase of the project.

Anderson, Richard M.; Copping, Andrea E.; Van Cleve, Frances B.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Hamilton, Erin L.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Information Theoretic Framework of Trust Modeling and Evaluation for Ad Hoc Networks  

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1 Information Theoretic Framework of Trust Modeling and Evaluation for Ad Hoc Networks Yan Lindsay-- The performance of ad hoc networks depends on co- operation and trust among distributed nodes. To enhance security in ad hoc networks, it is important to evaluate trustworthiness of other nodes without centralized

Sun, Yan Lindsay

176

Evaluation of navy shipboard habitability for a warship design using human model  

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Recently, ergonomic design is a key issue in the warship design. Ergonomic ship design aims to improve the safety and convenience of crew and passengers. In this paper, as a basis of analyzing and evaluating ergonomic design criteria and evaluation methods ... Keywords: human model, shipboard habitability, warship design

Hongtae Kim; Jin H. Park; Hojin Hwang; Chang-Min Lee

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Raising the bar? - The challenges of evaluating the outcomes of environmental modelling and software  

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The intention of this paper it to open up debate within the environmental modelling and software (EMS) community on how best to respond to the increasing desire to evaluate the success of EMS projects in terms of outcomes rather than outputs. Outcomes ... Keywords: Climate change adaptation, EMS, Evaluation, Outcomes, Transdisciplinary

K. B. Matthews; M. Rivington; K. Blackstock; G. Mccrum; K. Buchan; D. G. Miller

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

USING SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS AND REANALYSES TO EVALUATE CLIMATE AND WEATHER FORECAST MODELS  

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USING SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS AND REANALYSES TO EVALUATE CLIMATE AND WEATHER FORECAST MODELS Richard Email: rpa@mail.nerc-essc.ac.uk ABSTRACT Satellite observations of water vapour and radiative fluxes are used in combination with reanalyses data to evaluate the Met Office weather and climate prediction

Allan, Richard P.

179

EVALUATION OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION IN MODELING CLOUD-RADIATION INTERACTIONS OVER THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS  

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EVALUATION OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION IN MODELING CLOUD- RADIATION INTERACTIONS OVER.bnl.gov ABSTRACT Numerical weather prediction (NWP) is the basis for present-day weather forecasts, and NWP- and satellite- based observations over the Southern Great Plains to evaluate how well cloud

Johnson, Peter D.

180

Thermal Management Studies and Modeling | Department of Energy  

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

Documents & Publications Energy Storage R&D - Thermal Management Studies and Modeling Battery Thermal Modeling and Testing Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014:...

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181

Reliability Modeling and Evaluation in Aging Power Systems  

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Renewal process has been often employed as a mathematical model of the failure and repair cycle of components in power system reliability assessment. This implies that after repair, the component is assumed to be restored to be in as good as new...

Kim, Hag-Kwen

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

182

ISS as a Platform for Environmental Model Evaluation  

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The International Space Station provides researchers with a unique opportunity to develop and test radiation environment models and computational procedures. Since having manned missions into space is an ongoing part of NASA exploration of space it has become necessary to conceive new methods to determine the safety of the astronauts in that environment. One of the major environmental hazards in space is the radiation an astronaut will be exposed to during their mission. NASA Langley Research Center working in conjunction with Johnson Space Center is developing a process that accurately simulates the radiation environment in the International Space Station. The environment includes the shielding provided by the ISS and the radiation environment surrounding the ISS. The radiation shielding is modeled using commercial CAD software. Ray?tracing software is used to calculate the shielding thicknesses for the model. A radiation environment is generated from data acquired from the NASA?GSFC National Space Science Data Center and transport codes for heavy ions and electrons. The radiation dose can then be calculated through combining the thickness files and the radiation environment. Various radiation dose experiments were and still are being performed on the International Space Station. Analysis of the radiation shielding environmental model can be compared to data obtained from the ISS enabling researchers to perfect their methods of predicting radiation environments and allowing them to create a tool that can be applied to future endeavors into space.

Craig P. Hugger; Garry D. Qualls; John W. Wilson; Frank A. Cuccinotta; Mark R. Shavers; Neil Zapp

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Evaluating Intuitiveness of Vertical-Aware Click Models Aleksandr Chuklin  

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands derijke@uva.nl ABSTRACT Modeling user behavior on a search engine result page Amsterdam, The Netherlands a.chuklin@uva.nl Ke Zhou University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK ke.zhou@ed.ac.uk Anne Schuth University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands anne.schuth@uva.nl Floor Sietsma

de Rijke, Maarten

184

Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui High Performance Computing Center  

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Study evaluates the energy efficiency of a new, liquid-cooled computing system applied in a retrofit project compared to the previously used air-cooled system.

185

Travinfo Field Operational Test Traveler Information Center (TIC) Study (technology Evaluation Element) Implementation Plan  

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Phase I & 11) 2. Review TRWIASG TIC documentation 3.TIC site visits 4. Conduct discussions with operators PhaseInformation Center (TIC) Study (Technology Evaluation

Miller, Mark; Hall, Randolph

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

An evaluation of the Panasonic model UD513AC-1 thermoluminescence dosimetry system  

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for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Health Physics AN EVALUATION OF THE PANASONIC MODEL UD513AC-I THERMOLUMINESCENCE DOSIMETRY SYSTEM A Thesis by RUSSELL EDWARD DURRER JR. Approved as to style and content by: John W. Poston... (Chair of Committee) Wesl E. Bolch (Member) ilton E. Mc ain (Member) Dan Hig tower (Member) John W. Poston (Head of Department) December 1991 ABSTRACT An Evaluation of the Panasonic Model UD513AC-1 Thermoluminescence Dosimetry System...

Durrer, Russell Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

187

EBS Model Development and Evaluation Report | Department of Energy  

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of thermal anisotropies in the host rock media and fluid-mineral interactions. Engineering analysis and trade-off studies of disposal concepts requires a comprehensive...

188

An improved lake model for climate simulations: Model structure, evaluation, and sensitivity analyses in CESM1  

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into the numerical weather prediction model COSMO, BorealCurrent numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, regionalof lakes in numerical weather prediction and climate models:

Subin, Z.M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Evaluation of land use/land cover datasets for urban watershed modeling  

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Land use/land cover (LULC) data are a vital component for nonpoint source pollution modeling. Most watershed hydrology and pollutant loading models use, in some capacity, LULC information to generate runoff and pollutant loading estimates. Simple equation methods predict runoff and pollutant loads using runoff coefficients or pollutant export coefficients that are often correlated to LULC type. Complex models use input variables and parameters to represent watershed characteristics and pollutant buildup and washoff rates as a function of LULC type. Whether using simple or complex models an accurate LULC dataset with an appropriate spatial resolution and level of detail is paramount for reliable predictions. The study presented in this paper compared and evaluated several LULC dataset sources for application in urban environmental modeling. The commonly used USGS LULC datasets have coarser spatial resolution and lower levels of classification than other LULC datasets. In addition, the USGS datasets do not accurately represent the land use in areas that have undergone significant land use change during the past two decades. We performed a watershed modeling analysis of three urban catchments in Los Angeles, California, USA to investigate the relative difference in average annual runoff volumes and total suspended solids (TSS) loads when using the USGS LULC dataset versus using a more detailed and current LULC dataset. When the two LULC datasets were aggregated to the same land use categories, the relative differences in predicted average annual runoff volumes and TSS loads from the three catchments were 8 to 14% and 13 to 40%, respectively. The relative differences did not have a predictable relationship with catchment size.

Burian, S. J. (Steven J.); Brown, M. J. (Michael J.); McPherson, T. N. (Timothy N.)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

An Evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Genesis Forecasts from Global Numerical Models  

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Tropical cyclone (TC) forecasts rely heavily on output from global numerical models. While considerable research has investigated the skill of various models with respect to track and intensity, few studies have considered how well global models ...

Daniel J. Halperin; Henry E. Fuelberg; Robert E. Hart; Joshua H. Cossuth; Philip Sura; Richard J. Pasch

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Impact of Ethanol on Benzene Plume Lengths: Microbial and Modeling Studies  

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Impact of Ethanol on Benzene Plume Lengths: Microbial and Modeling Studies Rula A. Deeb1 ; Jonathan with Federal Clean Air Act requirements for carbon monoxide and ozone attainment, ethanol is being considered as a replacement for MTBE. The objective of this study is to evaluate the potential impact of ethanol on benzene

Alvarez, Pedro J.

192

DETERMINATION OF IMPORTANCE EVALUATION FOR THE SURFACE EXPLORATORY STUDIES FACILITY  

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This DIE applies to the surface facilities component of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (W) ESF. The ESF complex-including surface and subsurface accommodations--encompasses an area that is approximately six miles wide and nine miles long (approximately 30,000 acres total) (United States Department of Energy [DOE] 1997, p. 9.04). It is located on federally withdrawn lands, near the southwest border of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in southern Nevada (DOE 1997, p. 9.04). Site characterization activities are conducted within the subsurface ESF to obtain the information necessary to determine whether the Yucca Mountain Site is suitable as a geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Most ESF surface facilities are located within the Conceptual Controlled Area Boundary (CCAB) (DOE 1997, p. 9.04), with the exception of the southeastern most portions of the H-Road and the Water Supply System. Various SBT activities are also conducted throughout the Yucca Mountain region as a part of the overall site-characterization effort. In general, the DIE for SBT Activities (Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System [CRWMS] Management and Operating Contractor [M&O] 1998a) evaluates activities associated with SBT. Potential test-to-test interference and waste isolation impacts associated with SBT activities are also evaluated in CRWMS M&O (1998a).

C.J. Byrne

2000-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

193

HVDC models used in stability studies  

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A new generation of detailed models for HVDC systems has recently been applied in power system stability programs. These models represent the high speed dynamics of the converter controllers as well as the L/R dynamics of the dc transmission. Older dc models such as those described in reference which are based upon pseudo-steady state relationships are however still in general use. The latter models remain popular since they require a minimum of data and significantly less computer resources than the detailed models. The following questions therefore need to be answered concerning the two types of models: (1) To what extent is simulation accuracy impacted by using the older HVDC model. (2) Is the difference in precision significant compared to other uncertainties which are inherent in stability calculations. This paper addresses these questions and also considers a third type of HVDC model described in Appendix I which relieves some of the assumptions associated with the pseudo steady state models.

Johnson, B.K.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Evaluation of a CFD-model for simulation of simplified flow conditioners  

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Perforated plate flow conditioners are used to generate a fully developed turbulent flow profile upstream of an orifice meter. It is very time-consuming to measure the effect of a flow conditioner for different upstream flow profiles. Therefore a project is initiated to evaluate the performance of a computational fluid computer code for this purpose. If the code correctly predicts the flow characteristics downstream of more complex flow conditioners. In this study a k-{var_epsilon} CFD-model was used to predict the flow downstream of obstruction plates having one large or nine small holes. Both mean velocity, turbulent kinetic energy, k, and the dissipation rate of turbulent kinetic energy, {var_epsilon}, were calculated and compared against measured data. The results indicate that it is possible to predict the mean velocity well and that the accuracy of the predicted k and {var_epsilon} depends on the complexity of the flow.

Erdal, A. [Statoil/K-LAB, Haugesund (Norway); Torbergsen, L.E.; Rimestad, S.; Krogstad, P.A. [Norwegian Inst. of Technology, Trondheim (Norway)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of scalar mixing and time scale models in PDF simulations of a turbulent premixed flame  

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Numerical simulation results obtained with a transported scalar probability density function (PDF) method are presented for a piloted turbulent premixed flame. The accuracy of the PDF method depends on the scalar mixing model and the scalar time scale model. Three widely used scalar mixing models are evaluated: the interaction by exchange with the mean (IEM) model, the modified Curl's coalescence/dispersion (CD) model and the Euclidean minimum spanning tree (EMST) model. The three scalar mixing models are combined with a simple model for the scalar time scale which assumes a constant C{sub {phi}}=12 value. A comparison of the simulation results with available measurements shows that only the EMST model calculates accurately the mean and variance of the reaction progress variable. An evaluation of the structure of the PDF's of the reaction progress variable predicted by the three scalar mixing models confirms this conclusion: the IEM and CD models predict an unrealistic shape of the PDF. Simulations using various C{sub {phi}} values ranging from 2 to 50 combined with the three scalar mixing models have been performed. The observed deficiencies of the IEM and CD models persisted for all C{sub {phi}} values considered. The value C{sub {phi}}=12 combined with the EMST model was found to be an optimal choice. To avoid the ad hoc choice for C{sub {phi}}, more sophisticated models for the scalar time scale have been used in simulations using the EMST model. A new model for the scalar time scale which is based on a linear blending between a model for flamelet combustion and a model for distributed combustion is developed. The new model has proven to be very promising as a scalar time scale model which can be applied from flamelet to distributed combustion. (author)

Stoellinger, Michael; Heinz, Stefan [Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of models used for determining consequences of UF{sub 6} release: Model evaluation report. Volume 2  

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Three uranium hexafluoride-(UF{sub 6}-) specific models--HGSYSTEM/UF{sub 6}, Science Application International Corporation, and RTM-96; three dense-gas models--DEGADIS, SLAB, and the Chlorine Institute methodology; and one toxic chemical model--AFTOX--are evaluated on their capabilities to simulate the chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and atmospheric dispersion of UF{sub 6} released from accidents at nuclear fuel-cycle facilities, to support Integrated Safety Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Post-Accident Analysis. These models are also evaluated for user-friendliness and for quality assurance and quality control features, to ensure the validity and credibility of the results. Model performance evaluations are conducted for the three UF{sub 6}-specific models, using field data on releases of UF{sub 6} and other heavy gases. Predictions from the HGSYSTEM/UF{sub 6} and SAIC models are within an order of magnitude of the field data, but the SAIC model overpredicts beyond an order of magnitude for a few UF{sub 6}-specific data points. The RTM-96 model provides overpredictions within a factor of 3 for all data points beyond 400 m from the source. For one data set, however, the RTM-96 model severely underpredicts the observations within 200 m of the source. Outputs of the models are most sensitive to the meteorological parameters at large distances from the source and to certain source-specific and meteorological parameters at distances close to the source. Specific recommendations are being made to improve the applicability and usefulness of the three models and to choose a specific model to support the intended analyses. Guidance is also provided on the choice of input parameters for initial dilution, building wake effects, and distance to completion of UF{sub 6} reaction with water.

Nair, S.K.; Chambers, D.B.; Park, S.H.; Radonjic, Z.R.; Coutts, P.T.; Lewis, C.J.; Hammonds, J.S.; Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A GIS tool for the evaluation of the precipitation forecasts of a numerical weather prediction model using satellite data  

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In this study, the possibility of implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for developing an integrated and automatic operational system for the real-time evaluation of the precipitation forecasts of the numerical weather prediction model BOLAM (BOlogna Limited Area Model) in Greece, is examined. In fact, the precipitation estimates derived by an infrared satellite technique are used for real-time qualitative and quantitative verification of the precipitation forecasts of the model BOLAM through the use of a GIS tool named as precipitation forecasts evaluator (PFE). The application of the developed tool in a case associated with intense precipitation in Greece, suggested that PFE could be a very important support tool for nowcasting and very short-range forecasting of such events.

Haralambos Feidas; Themistoklis Kontos; Nikolaos Soulakellis; Konstantinos Lagouvardos

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrative modeling framework to evaluate the productivity and sustainability of biofuel crop production systems  

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The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: (1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, (2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and (3) an evolutionary multiobjective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a nine-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to (1) simulate biofuel crop production, (2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and (3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

Zhang, X [University of Maryland; Izaurralde, R. C. [University of Maryland; Manowitz, D. [University of Maryland; West, T. O. [University of Maryland; Thomson, A. M. [University of Maryland; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL; Nichols, Jeff [ORNL; Williams, J. [AgriLIFE, Temple, TX

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrative Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Productivity and Sustainability of Biofuel Crop Production Systems  

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The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially-explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: 1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, 2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model EPIC (Environmental Policy Integrated Climate) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and 3) an evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a 9-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to 1) simulate biofuel crop production, 2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and 3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; West, T. O.; Post, W. M.; Thomson, Allison M.; Bandaru, V. P.; Nichols, J.; Williams, J.R.

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Economics as Basis for Modelling and Evaluating Software Quality Stefan Wagner  

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@in.tum.de Abstract The economics and cost of software quality have been discussed in software engineering for decades engineering where quality goals should have an economic reason. Also the use and content of quality modelsUsing Economics as Basis for Modelling and Evaluating Software Quality Stefan Wagner Institut f

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Evaluation of Advanced Wind Power Forecasting Models Results of the Anemos Project  

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1 Evaluation of Advanced Wind Power Forecasting Models ­ Results of the Anemos Project I. Martí1.kariniotakis@ensmp.fr Abstract An outstanding question posed today by end-users like power system operators, wind power producers or traders is what performance can be expected by state-of-the-art wind power prediction models. This paper

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Research on digital human model used in human factor simulation and evaluation of load carriage equipment  

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Data structure of the digital human model has been constructed for particularity demand of human factor evaluation of the load carriage system equipments. Anthropometry data of different percentage was obtained through regression calculation; Range of ... Keywords: digital human model, human factors, load carriage equipment, simulation

Dayong Dong; Lijing Wang; Xiugan Yuan; Shan Fu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF MODELS FOR THE VERTICAL EXTRAPOLATION OF WIND SPEED MEASUREMENTS AT OFFSHORE SITES  

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EVALUATION OF MODELS FOR THE VERTICAL EXTRAPOLATION OF WIND SPEED MEASUREMENTS AT OFFSHORE SITES important for offshore wind energy utilisation are discussed and tested: Four models for the surface tested with data from the offshore field measurement Rødsand by extrapolating the measured 10 m wind

Heinemann, Detlev

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EVALUATION OF MODELS FOR THE VERTICAL EXTRAPOLATION OF WIND SPEED MEASUREMENTS AT OFFSHORE SITES  

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EVALUATION OF MODELS FOR THE VERTICAL EXTRAPOLATION OF WIND SPEED MEASUREMENTS AT OFFSHORE SITES important for offshore wind energy utilisation are discussed and tested: Four models for the surface tested with measurements from the offshore field measurement Rødsand by extrapolating the measured 10 m

Heinemann, Detlev

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Probabilistic Modeling and Evaluation of the Performance, Emissions, and Cost of Texaco Gasifier-  

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Probabilistic Modeling and Evaluation of the Performance, Emissions, and Cost of Texaco Gasifier.0 DOCUMENTATION OF THE PLANT PERFORMANCE SIMULATION MODEL IN ASPEN OF THE COAL-FUELED TEXACO-GASIFIER BASED IGCC to the Gasifier............................... 40 3.2.2 Gasification

Frey, H. Christopher

206

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

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

McSharry, Patrick E.

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Experimental and Modelling Study of the Effect of Diffusional...  

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Modelling Study of the Effect of Diffusional Limitations on the NH3 SCR Activity Experimental and Modelling Study of the Effect of Diffusional Limitations on the NH3 SCR Activity...

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Evaluation of the acoustic and aerodynamic constraints of a pneumotachograph for speech and voice studies  

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Evaluation of the acoustic and aerodynamic constraints of a pneumotachograph for speech and voice from its transfer function. 1. INTRODUCTION The measurement of the aerodynamic parameters for the study. The object of this study is to evaluate and correct the acoustic and aerodynamic distortions generated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

209

Evaluation of very long baseline interferometry atmospheric modeling improvements  

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We determine the improvement in baseline length precision and accuracy using new atmospheric delay mapping functions and MTT by analyzing the NASA Crustal Dynamics Project research and development (R&D) experiments and the International Radio Interferometric Surveying (IRIS) A experiments. These mapping functions reduce baseline length scatter by about 20% below that using the CfA2.2 dry and Chao wet mapping functions. With the newer mapping functions, average station vertical scatter inferred from observed length precision (given by length repeatabilites) is 11.4 mm for the 1987-1990 monthly R&D series of experiments and 5.6 mm for the 3-week-long extended research and development experiment (ERDE) series. The inferred monthly R&D station vertical scatter is reduced by 2 mm or by 7 mm is a root-sum-square (rss) sense. Length repeatabilities are optimum when observations below a 7-8 deg elevation cutoff are removed from the geodetic solution. Analyses of IRIS-A data from 1984 through 1991 and the monthly R&D experiments both yielded a nonatmospheric unmodeled station vertical error or about 8 mm. In addition, analysis of the IRIS-A exeriments revealed systematic effects in the evolution of some baseline length measurements. The length rate of change has an apparent acceleration, and the length evolution has a quasi-annual signature. We show that the origin of these effects is unlikely to be related to atmospheric modeling errors. Rates of change of the transatlantic Westford-Wettzell and Richmond-Wettzell baseline lengths calculated from 1988 through 1991 agree with the NUVEL-1 plate motion model (Argus and Gordon, 1991) to within 1 mm/yr.

Macmillan, D.S.; Ma, C. [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States)] [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The WAMME regional model intercomparison study  

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has produced a multi-model climatology of land surface ?uxesThe Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) combined

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of SWAT model - subdaily runoff prediction in Texas watersheds  

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Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Raghavan Srinivasan Committee Members, Patricia Haan... contributions. I would like to first thank my advisor Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan for his immense support during all these years. He was always there for me to finish my tenure as a student. I would like to thank my committee members Dr. Patricia Haan and Dr...

Palanisamy, Bakkiyalakshmi

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of naturally fractured gas shale production utilizing multiwell transient tests: A field study  

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A series of multiple well transient tests were conducted in a Devonian shale gas field in Meigs County, Ohio. Production parameters were quantified and it was determined that the reservoir is highly anisotropic, which is a significant factor in calculating half-fracture length from pressure transient data. Three stimulation treatments, including conventional explosive shooting, nitrogen foam frac, and high energy gas frac (HEGF), were compared on the basis of overall effectiveness and performance. Based on the evaluation of results, the nitrogen foam frac provided the most improved productivity. The study provided new type curves and analytical solutions for the mathematical representation of naturally fractured reservoirs and confirmed that the shale reservoir in Meigs County can be modeled as a dual porosity system using pseudosteady-state gas transfer from the matrix to the fracture system.

Chen, C.C.; Alam, J.; Blanton, T.L.; Vozniak, J.P.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

The new GFDL global atmosphere and land model AM2/LM2: Evaluation with prescribed SST simulations  

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The new GFDL global atmosphere and land model AM2/LM2: Evaluation with prescribed SST simulations climatology, and components from previous models used at GFDL. The land model, known as LM2, includes soil of the coupled model AM2/LM2 is evaluated with a series of prescribed sea-surface temperature (SST) simulations

Bretherton, Chris

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Two-dimensional core-softened model with water like properties. Study by thermodynamic perturbation theory  

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Thermodynamic properties of the particles interacting through smooth version of Stell-Hemmer interaction were studied using Wertheim's thermodynamic perturbation theory. The temperature dependence of molar volume, heat capacity, isothermal compressibility and thermal expansion coefficient at constant pressure for different number of bonding sites on particle were evaluated. The model showed water-like anomalies for all evaluated quantities, but thermodynamic perturbation theory does not properly predict the dependence of these properties at a fixed number of bonding points.

T. Urbic

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

215

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

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

Kramer, Sharlotte Lorraine Bolyard; Scherzinger, William M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Evaluating Rogue User Testing: an Industrial Case Study at Softeam  

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Bagnato2 1 Universidad Polit´ecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain http://www.pros.upv.es/ 2 SOFTEAM, Paris in the FITTEST project. This document presents the results of this study. 1 Introduction Software Testing is an important practice to assure the quality of and avoid critical errors in software products. However, modern

Utrecht, Universiteit

217

Long-Range Atmospheric Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A Global 3-D Model Analysis Including Evaluation of Arctic Sources  

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We use the global 3-D chemical transport model GEOS-Chem to simulate long-range atmospheric transport of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). To evaluate the model’s ability to simulate PAHs with different volatilities, ...

Friedman, Carey

218

Development and evaluation of an implantable chronic DC stimulation and measurement probe for nerve regeneration studies  

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DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN IMPLANTABLE CHRONIC DC STIMULATION AND MEASUREMENT PROBE FOR NERVE REGENERATION STUDIES A Thesis by DOUGLAS BRYAN MACHA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1995 Major Subject: Bioengineering DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN IMPLANTABLE CHRONIC DC STIMULATION AND MEASUREMENT PROBE FOR NERVE REGENERATION STUDIES A Thesis by DOUGLAS...

Macha, Douglas Bryan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of wind turbine noise levels and impact studies  

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Measured A?weighted sound levels at 125?ft distance for individual wind turbines with 20? to 120?kW power ratings are typically in the range 65–75 dB at moderate to high power output conditions (20–30?mph wind speeds). Tonelike sounds in the 300? to 1000?Hz frequency range often are clearly audible. Cyclical fluctuations of 10 dB in low?frequency noise levels are propagated by some downwind?type turbines. The random aerodynamic rotor noisesounds like a roar the gear box noisesounds like a whine and the low?frequency noise fluctuations sound like “thump?thump” or “whoosh?whoosh.” All of these wind turbinenoises are propagated from existing wind farms to residential areas and are judged intrusive and annoying. Measurements and predictions of wind turbinenoise submitted with applications for wind farm development have often contained errors which understated the noise levels by 3–10 dB. These errors were due to noisemeasurements at minimal wind speeds and turbine power and faulty modeling procedures. Simple analytical expressions have been developed which quickly and accurately predict the noise levels for large turbine arrays.

Samuel R. Lane

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Temperature Modeling in Activated Sludge Systems: A Case Study  

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Temperature Modeling in Activated Sludge Systems: A Case Study Jacek Makinia, Scott A. Wells, Piotr Zima ABSTRACT: A model of temperature dynamics was developed as part of a general model of activated-sludge biochemical-energy inputs and other activated-sludge, heat-balance terms. All the models were tested under

Wells, Scott A.

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Evaluation of an emergency response model for the Rocky Flats Plant: Charter  

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This Charter provides a basis for a cooperative, interagency effort to evaluate the Terrain-Responsive Atmospheric Code for emergency response and emergency planning for the Rocky Flats Plant. This document establishes the foundation for the project entitled, Evaluation of an Emergency Response Model for the Rocky Flats Plant'' (to be referred to as the Project). This document meets the following objectives: Identify the Project; establish the project management structure, organizational responsibilities, and organizational commitments for reaching the goals of the Project, and identify a process for model revision and revelation for acceptance. 2 figs.

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TECHNICAL EVALUATION REPORT EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS STUDY RESULTS  

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The purpose of this report is to review technical specifications for emergency diesel generators in the context of new information developed in the Nuclear Plant Aging Research Program and the application of current NRC regulatory concepts and knowledge. Aging and reliability relationships related to the standard technical specifications are reviewed and supported by data and published information to ensure that conservative and beneficial specifications are identified. Where technical specifications could adversely influence aging and reliability, the technical issues and reasonable alternatives are identified for consideration. This report documents and spans the technical progress from the published and approved regulatory documents to the current knowledge basis. This ensures that the technical bases for the technical specifications discussed are documented and relatively complete subject information is contained in one document. The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has participated in the Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program directed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Division of Engineering. The NPAR study of emergency diesel generator aging was performed in two phases. In Phase I, plant operating experience, ~ata, expert opinion and statistical methods were used to produce a new data base related to aging, reliability, and operational readiness of nuclear service diesel generators. Phase II was chiefly concerned with aging mitigation measures.

Hoopingarner, K. R.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Evaluation of RRTMG_SW, a Shortwave Radiative Transfer Model for GCM Applications  

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Development and Evaluation of RRTMG_SW, Development and Evaluation of RRTMG_SW, a Shortwave Radiative Transfer Model for General Circulation Model Applications M. J. Iacono, J. S. Delamere, E. J. Mlawer, and S. A. Clough Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. Lexington, Massachusetts J.-J. Morcrette European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Reading, United Kingdom Y.-T. Hou National Centers for Environmental Prediction Camp Springs, Maryland Introduction The k-distribution shortwave radiation model developed for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, RRTM_SW_V2.4 (Clough et al. 2004), utilizes the discrete ordinates radiative transfer model, DISORT, for scattering calculations and 16 g-points in each of its 16 spectral bands. DISORT provides agreement with line-by-line flux calculations to within 1 Wm

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A climate-soil-crop model to evaluate drought incidence and severity  

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evaluation models. This definitely would have resulted in the "detec- tion" of "droughts" that were not real droughts and in the failure to detect real droughts as droughts are not 14 always caused by lack of rain. In several parts of Australia... winds are mainly responsible for the very high evapotran- spiration rates and the consequent drought. Therefore, in such areas, the use of rainfall data alone to detect and quantify drought would be a meaningless exercise. Later Im roved Models...

Puvirajasinghe, Patrick

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the role and effectiveness of an intranet in facilitating knowledge management: a case study at Surrey County Council  

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The research study discussed here examined the role and effectiveness of intranet technology in the process of creating and managing knowledge for the Social Services Department of Surrey County Council, which is one of the largest local authorities in the UK. Based on an analysis of the literature in the field, we devised an intranet evaluation model (IEM) using both technical (hard) and human (soft) factors. It made use of an epistemological framework to elicit user mental models from across an organisation via a survey. The model was able to identify gaps, mismatches and failings in the knowledge management efforts. These were summarised in an easily understandable diagrammatic form, using knowledge evaluation maps; these showed the gap between the current and desired intranet roles for the different user groups within the council. The paper concludes by demonstrating how factors, such as the different mental models of the user groups can determine the effectiveness (or otherwise) of an intranet in managing organisational knowledge. It also contains recommendations of services that need attention in the council operations and suggests how the IEM could be used as a consulting tool for organisations seeking to evaluate their own knowledge management work on a continuous basis.

Walter Skok; Caroline Kalmanovitch

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating forest fire prevention programs: an analysis of three case studies  

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EVALUATING FOREST FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS; AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES A Thesi. s by Shelley Renee Rigsby Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1980 jor Subject: Sociology EVALUATING FOREST FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES A Thesis by S. Ranee Rigsby Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) p~ (Memb r) (Head f partment...

Rigsby, Shelley Renee

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An advertising and evaluation study of farm supply stores in a region of Southeast Texas  

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AN ADVERTISING AND EVALUATION STUDY OF FARM SUPPLY STORES IN A REGION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS A Professional Paper by Dana M. Dueitt Submitted to the College of Agriculture of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE (NON-THESIS) March, 1988 Agricultural Economics AN ADVERTISING AND EVALUATION STUDY FARM SUPPLY STORES IN A REGION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS A Professional Paper by Dana M. Dueitt Approved as to style and content by...

Dueitt, Dana M.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Modeling for the SunShot Vision Study  

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This document describes the use of production cost modeling in the SunShot Vision study, including methods used to create the SunShot Vision scenarios, their implementation in the Gridview model, and assumptions regarding transmission system and operation of each generator type. It also describes challenges and limitations of modeling solar generation technologies in production cost models, and suggests methods for improving their representation in current models.

Brinkman, G.; Denholm, P.; Drury, E.; Ela, E.; Mai, T.; Margolis, R.; Mowers, M.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The WAMME regional model intercomparison study  

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Á D. P. Rowell Met Of?ce Hadley Centre, Exeter, UK E. K.parametrizations in the Hadley Centre climate model: HadAM3.2008). The UK Met Of?ce Hadley Centre RCM is known as Had-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Model for Safety Capacity of Chemical Industrial Park Based on Acceptable Regional Risk  

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Abstract The paper defines the Safety Capacity of Chemical Industrial Park (SCCIP) from the perspective of acceptable regional risk. For the purpose to explore the evaluation model for the SCCIP, a method based on quantitative risk assessment was adopted for evaluating transport risk and to confirm reasonable safety transport capacity for chemical industrial park, and then by combining with the safety storage capacity,a SCCIP evaluation model was put forward. The SCCIP was decided by the smaller one between the largest safety storage capacity and the maximum safety transport capacity, or else, the regional risk of the park will exceed the acceptable level. The developed method was applied to a chemical industrial park in Guangdong province to obtain the maximum safety transport capacity and the SCCIP. The results can be realized the regional risk control to the Park effectively.

Guohua Chen; Shukun Wang; Xiaoqun Tan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trend analysis from 1970 to 2008 and model evaluation of EDGARv4 global gridded  

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Trend analysis from 1970 to 2008 and model evaluation of EDGARv4 global gridded anthropogenic.J. Olivier, Diego Guizzardi, Rob Maas and Frank Dentener *Reprinted from Science of the Total Environment Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change combines cutting-edge scientific research

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Evaluation of Economic Impact of Three-Dimensional Modeling in Precast Concrete Engineering  

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Evaluation of Economic Impact of Three-Dimensional Modeling in Precast Concrete Engineering Rafael of the economic viability of computer- ization of the engineering and production processes in construc- tion. It also establishes a bench mark of engineering costs for North American precast companies. The bench mark

Sacks, Rafael

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An Evaluation of Cooperation Transmission Considering Practical Energy Models and Passive  

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.e. fixed constellation). Since reception energy costs are significant in WSNs, another quantity that shouldAn Evaluation of Cooperation Transmission Considering Practical Energy Models and Passive Reception. of Microelectronic Engineering, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland Abstract--The total energy consumed

Ingram, Mary Ann

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Evaluating carbon sequestration efficiency in an ocean circulation model by adjoint sensitivity analysis  

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Evaluating carbon sequestration efficiency in an ocean circulation model by adjoint sensitivity the application of the adjoint method to develop three-dimensional maps of carbon sequestration efficiency. Sequestration efficiency (the percentage of carbon injected at a continuous point source that remains

Follows, Mick

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

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

Mills, Richard

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Evaluation of two alternative carbon capture and storage technologies: A stochastic model  

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In this paper we evaluate two alternative CCS technologies at a coal-fired power plant from an investor's point of view. The first technology uses CO"2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) paired with storage in deep saline formations (DSF) and the second ... Keywords: Carbon capture and storage, Enhanced oil recovery, Futures markets, Power plants, Real options, Stochastic model

Luis M. Abadie; Ibon Galarraga; Dirk Rübbelke

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using reactive transport modeling to evaluate the source term at Yucca mountain  

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The conventional approach of source-term evaluation for performance assessment of nuclear waste repositories uses the dissolution rate of waste form and the solubility of pure phases of radioactive elements to constrain radionuclide concentrations. This ... Keywords: neptunium, nuclear waste, radionuclide solubility, reactive-transport modeling, secondary phases, spent nuclear fuel, uranium

Yueting Chen

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of HadGEM2 model Hadley Centre technical note 74  

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Evaluation of HadGEM2 model Hadley Centre technical note 74 W.J. Collins, N. Bellouin, M. Doutriaux for attention in HadGEM2. HadGEM2 has substantially improved mean SSTs and wind stress and improved tropical SST. The TRIFFID vegetation scheme had been used in a configuration from a previous generation of Hadley Centre

Reichler, Thomas

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Project Title Improved Emission Models for Project Evaluation (MOVES-Matrix) University Georgia Institute of Technology  

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Project Title Improved Emission Models for Project Evaluation (MOVES-Matrix) University Georgia or organization) DOT - $92,292.15 Total Project Cost $92,292.15 Agency ID or Contract Number DTRT13-G-UTC29 Start and End Dates November 2013 - June 2015 Brief Description of Research Project Local governments are using

California at Davis, University of

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Fuzzy Models in Evaluation of Information Uncertainty in Engineering and Technology Applications  

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by the characteristics of procedures and tools applied in information acquisition and processing. As the informationFuzzy Models in Evaluation of Information Uncertainty in Engineering and Technology Applications Leon REZNIK School of Communications & Informatics Victoria University of Technology P.O. Box 14428

Reznik, Leon

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Comparative evaluation of various energy options using qualitative multi-attribute models  

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indicators Our approach Topic Specification; unit of measurement Understanding Specification; unitComparative evaluation of various energy options using qualitative multi-attribute models Branko national energy development policy appears regularly every 20-30 years; it may be triggered by special

Bohanec, Marko

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Evaluation of an integrated Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining process model  

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Data Mining projects are implemented by following the knowledge discovery process. This process is highly complex and iterative in nature and comprises of several phases, starting off with business understanding, and followed by data understanding, data ... Keywords: Analytical testing, CRISP-DM, Evaluation, IKDDM, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDDM) process models

Sumana Sharma; Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson; George M. Kasper

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of distributed hydrologic impacts of temperature-index and energy-based snow models  

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intercepts snow- fall, alters the snow/atmosphere energy exchange and reduces wind speed. Dense canopies tendEvaluation of distributed hydrologic impacts of temperature-index and energy-based snow models c l e i n f o Article history: Received 28 September 2012 Received in revised form 8 March 2013

Dozier, Jeff

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PREFERENTIAL FLOW THROUGH EARTHEN LANDFILL COVERS: FIELD EVALUATION OF ROOT ZONE WATER QUALITY MODEL (RZWQM) AND  

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Abstract PREFERENTIAL FLOW THROUGH EARTHEN LANDFILL COVERS: FIELD EVALUATION OF ROOT ZONE WATER into the waste, earthen landfill covers are constructed once a landfill reaches its capacity. Formation earthen landfill covers during service. Most commonly used water balance models that are used

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Industrial environmental performance evaluation: A Markov-based model considering data uncertainty  

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Commonly, operational aspects of an industrial process are not included when evaluating the process environmental performance. These aspects are important as operational failures can intensify adverse environmental impacts or can diminish the chance ... Keywords: Decision-making, Environmental model, Industrial process, Maintenance, Markov chain, Uncertainty

Samaneh Shokravi, Alan J. R. Smith, Colin R. Burvill

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Reactive Transport Modeling to Evaluate the Source Term at Yucca Mountain  

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The conventional approach of source-term evaluation for performance assessment of nuclear waste repositories uses speciation-solubility modeling tools and assumes pure phases of radioelements control their solubility. This assumption may not reflect reality, as most radioelements (except for U) may not form their own pure phases. As a result, solubility limits predicted using the conventional approach are several orders of magnitude higher then the concentrations of radioelements measured in spent fuel dissolution experiments. This paper presents the author's attempt of using a non-conventional approach to evaluate source term of radionuclide release for Yucca Mountain. Based on the general reactive-transport code AREST-CT, a model for spent fuel dissolution and secondary phase precipitation has been constructed. The model accounts for both equilibrium and kinetic reactions. Its predictions have been compared against laboratory experiments and natural analogues. It is found that without calibrations, the simulated results match laboratory and field observations very well in many aspects. More important is the fact that no contradictions between them have been found. This provides confidence in the predictive power of the model. Based on the concept of Np incorporated into uranyl minerals, the model not only predicts a lower Np source-term than that given by conventional Np solubility models, but also produces results which are consistent with laboratory measurements and observations. Moreover, two hypotheses, whether Np enters tertiary uranyl minerals or not, have been tested by comparing model predictions against laboratory observations, the results favor the former. It is concluded that this non-conventional approach of source term evaluation not only eliminates over-conservatism in conventional solubility approach to some extent, but also gives a realistic representation of the system of interest, which is a prerequisite for truly understanding the long-term behavior of the proposed repository. Therefore, it is a very promising alternative approach for source-term evaluation.

Y. Chen

2001-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Compound Studies of Fuel Cell Membrane Degradation  

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Presentation on Model Compound Studies of Fuel Cell Membrane Degradation to the High Temperature Membrane Working Group Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia, May 26,2005.

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A model study of articulated mat stability  

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characteristics of. model articulated mat revetrrient svith respect to different revetmert slope con- ditions. In this experirrent three diFierent slope permeabilities were investigated by layering geotextile filter on the revetment frame. The stability... EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE 12 18 A. Geotextile filter B. Stability experiment V WAVE RUNUP 18 21 33 VI VII VIII WAVE RUNDOWN UPLIFTING FORCE SLIDE-UP FORCE 44 IX SLIDE-DOWN FORCE 77 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION REFERENCES . APPENDIX A EXPERIMENTAL...

Sasaki, Tetsu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Pharmacokinetic modeling: Prediction and evaluation of route dependent dosimetry of bisphenol A in monkeys with extrapolation to humans  

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A physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was developed for bisphenol A (BPA) in adult rhesus monkeys using intravenous (iv) and oral bolus doses of 100 {mu}g d6-BPA/kg (). This calibrated PBPK adult monkey model for BPA was then evaluated against published monkey kinetic studies with BPA. Using two versions of the adult monkey model based on monkey BPA kinetic data from and , the aglycone BPA pharmacokinetics were simulated for human oral ingestion of 5 mg d16-BPA per person (Voelkel et al., 2002). Voelkel et al. were unable to detect the aglycone BPA in plasma, but were able to detect BPA metabolites. These human model predictions of the aglycone BPA in plasma were then compared to previously published PBPK model predictions obtained by simulating the Voelkel et al. kinetic study. Our BPA human model, using two parameter sets reflecting two adult monkey studies, both predicted lower aglycone levels in human serum than the previous human BPA PBPK model predictions. BPA was metabolized at all ages of monkey (PND 5 to adult) by the gut wall and liver. However, the hepatic metabolism of BPA and systemic clearance of its phase II metabolites appear to be slower in younger monkeys than adults. The use of the current non-human primate BPA model parameters provides more confidence in predicting the aglycone BPA in serum levels in humans after oral ingestion of BPA. -- Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A bisphenol A (BPA) PBPK model for the infant and adult monkey was constructed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The hepatic metabolic rate of BPA increased with age of the monkey. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The systemic clearance rate of metabolites increased with age of the monkey. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Gut wall metabolism of orally administered BPA was substantial across all ages of monkeys. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Aglycone BPA plasma concentrations were predicted in humans orally given oral doses of deuterated BPA.

Fisher, Jeffrey W., E-mail: jeffrey.fisher@fda.hhs.gov; Twaddle, Nathan C.; Vanlandingham, Michelle; Doerge, Daniel R.

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Scale model studies of displacement ventilation  

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Displacement ventilation is an air conditioning method that provides conditioned air to indoor environments with the goal to improve air quality while reducing energy consumption. This study investigates the performance ...

Okutan, Galip Mehmet

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation  

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The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) is designed for analyzing the global environmental changes that may result from anthropogenic causes, quantifying the uncertainties associated with the projected changes, and ...

Sokolov, Andrei P.

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Evaluation of a probabilistic model for bulk-power system security  

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-gower system. By use of this program with appropriate modifications the probabilistic model for any bulk-power system may be evaluated. Management and operator criteria may be derived so that the costs associated with the risk are now deterministic. 32..."UCE Nay 'f970 Major Subjeot: Statistics EVALUATION OF A PROBABILISZIC NGDEL FOR BULK-POWER SYSTEM'4 SE"URITY A Thesis by WILLIAM ALOYS SCMIDT Approved as to style and content by: Chairma of teej 7Head of Department) 7 Lember) Nay tc70 ABSTRACT...

Schmidt, William Aloys

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Library Service Models Self-Study Team April 18, 2012  

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1 Library Service Models Self-Study Team Overviews April 18, 2012 Access to Collections;2 Library Service Models Self-Study Team - Overviews Below are overviews of the options that the Library Libraries and their collections have long been intertwined, with the size of one a key indicator

California at Berkeley, University of

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A parametric study of directional sea modeling  

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examines the effect due to wave loading described by the directional sea spectrum on the response of offshore structures. The use of directional seas in design is expected to provide a better representation of the ocean surface and associated kinematics... as compared to unidirectional theory. This in turn should provide a basis for minimizing the overdesign of offshore structures. Several of the more popular directional wave spreading functions are intro- duced. A parametric study is conducted in order...

Whatley, Christopher Paul

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Variability in the Community Earth System Model: Evaluation and Transient Dynamics during the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries  

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in the Community Earth System Model: Evaluation andpredictions from CMIP5 Earth system models and comparisonusing the Community Earth System Model–Biogeochemistry (

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in studying scintillator proportionality: Phenomenological model  

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We present a model to describe the origin of non-proportional dependence of scintillator light yield on the energy of an ionizing particle. The non-proportionality is discussed in terms of energy relaxation channels and their linear and non-linear dependences on the deposited energy. In this approach, the scintillation response is described as a function of the deposited energy deposition and the kinetic rates of each relaxation channel. This mathematical framework allows both a qualitative interpretation and a quantitative fitting representation of scintillation non-proportionality response as function of kinetic rates. This method was successfully applied to thallium doped sodium iodide measured with SLYNCI, a new facility using the Compton coincidence technique. Finally, attention is given to the physical meaning of the dominant relaxation channels, and to the potential causes responsible for the scintillation non-proportionality. We find that thallium doped sodium iodide behaves as if non-proportionality is due to competition between radiative recombinations and non-radiative Auger processes.

Bizarri, Gregory; Cherepy, Nerine; Choong, Woon-Seng; Hull, Giulia; Moses, William; Payne, Sephen; Singh, Jai; Valentine, John; Vasilev, Andrey; Williams, Richard

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Clouds, Aerosols, and their Interactions in Three Global Climate Models using COSP and Satellite Observations  

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Accurately representing aerosol-cloud interactions in global climate models is challenging. As parameterizations evolve, it is important to evaluate their performance with appropriate use of observations. In this work we compare aerosols, clouds, and their interactions in three climate models (AM3, CAM5, ModelE) to MODIS satellite observations. Modeled cloud properties were diagnosed using the CFMIP Observations Simulator Package (COSP). Cloud droplet number concentrations (N) were derived using the same algorithm for both satellite-simulated model values and observations. We find that aerosol optical depth tau simulated by models is similar to observations. For N, AM3 and CAM5 capture the observed spatial pattern of higher values in near-coast versus remote ocean regions, though modeled values in general are higher than observed. In contrast, ModelE simulates lower N in most near-coast versus remote regions. Aerosol- cloud interactions were computed as the sensitivity of N to tau for marine liquid clouds off the coasts of South Africa and Eastern Asia where aerosol pollution varies in time. AM3 and CAM5 are in most cases more sensitive than observations, while the sensitivity for ModelE is statistically insignificant. This widely used sensitivity could be subject to misinterpretation due to the confounding influence of meteorology on both aerosols and clouds. A simple framework for assessing the N – tau sensitivity at constant meteorology illustrates that observed sensitivity can change from positive to statistically insignificant when including the confounding influence of relative humidity. Satellite simulated values of N were compared to standard model output and found to be higher with a bias of 83 cm-3.

Ban-Weiss, George; Jin, Ling; Bauer, S.; Bennartz, Ralph; Liu, Xiaohong; Zhang, Kai; Ming, Yi; Guo, Huan; Jiang, Jonathan

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Features, Events, and Processes (FEP) for the Biosphere Model  

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The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of biosphere features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for the license application (LA). A screening decision, either ''Included'' or ''Excluded'', is given for each FEP along with the corresponding technical basis for the excluded FEPs and the descriptions of how the included FEPs were incorporated in the biosphere model. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations at 10 CFR 63.114 (d, e, and f) [DIRS 156605]. The FEPs addressed in this report concern characteristics of the reference biosphere, the receptor, and the environmental transport and receptor exposure pathways for the groundwater and volcanic ash exposure scenarios considered in biosphere modeling. This revision provides the summary of the implementation of included FEPs in TSPA-LA, (i.e., how the FEP is included); for excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). This report is one of the 10 documents constituting the biosphere model documentation suite. A graphical representation of the documentation hierarchy for the biosphere model is presented in Figure 1-1. This figure shows the interrelationships among the products (i.e., analysis and model reports) developed for biosphere modeling. The ''Biosphere Model Report'' describes in detail the biosphere conceptual model and mathematical model. The input parameter reports shown to the right of the ''Biosphere Model Report'' contain detailed descriptions of the model input parameters and their development. Outputs from these six reports are used in the ''Nominal Performance Biosphere Dose Conversion Factor Analysis and Disruptive Event Biosphere Dose Conversion Factor Analysis'' to generate the biosphere dose conversion factors (BDCFs), which are input parameters for the TSPA-LA model. The ''Biosphere Dose Conversion Factor Importance and Sensitivity Analysis'' analyzes the output of these two BDCF reports.

M. Wasiolek; P. Rogers

2004-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Modified Scheme for Shallow Convection: Implementation of CuP and Case Studies  

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A new treatment for shallow clouds has been introduced into the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. The new scheme, called the cumulus potential (CuP) scheme, replaces the ad-hoc trigger function used in the Kain-Fritsch cumulus parameterization with a trigger function related to the distribution of temperature and humidity in the convective boundary layer via probability density functions (PDFs). An additional modification to the default version of WRF is the computation of a cumulus cloud fraction based on the time scales relevant for shallow cumuli. Results from three case studies over the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) site in north central Oklahoma are presented. These days were selected because of the presence of shallow cumuli over the ARM site. The modified version of WRF does a much better job predicting the cloud fraction and the downwelling shortwave irradiance thancontrol simulations utilizing the default Kain-Fritsch scheme. The modified scheme includes a number of additional free parameters, including the number and size of bins used to define the PDF, the minimum frequency of a bin within the PDF before that bin is considered for shallow clouds to form, and the critical cumulative frequency of bins required to trigger deep convection. A series of tests were undertaken to evaluate the sensitivity of the simulations to these parameters. Overall, the scheme was found to be relatively insensitive to each of the parameters.

Berg, Larry K.; Gustafson, William I.; Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Deng, Liping

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrastructural study of Rift Valley fever virus in the mouse model  

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Detailed ultrastructural studies of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) in the mouse model are needed to develop and characterize a small animal model of RVF for the evaluation of potential vaccines and therapeutics. In this study, the ultrastructural features of RVFV infection in the mouse model were analyzed. The main changes in the liver included the presence of viral particles in hepatocytes and hepatic stem cells accompanied by hepatocyte apoptosis. However, viral particles were observed rarely in the liver; in contrast, particles were extremely abundant in the CNS. Despite extensive lymphocytolysis, direct evidence of viral replication was not observed in the lymphoid tissue. These results correlate with the acute-onset hepatitis and delayed-onset encephalitis that are dominant features of severe human RVF, but suggest that host immune-mediated mechanisms contribute significantly to pathology. The results of this study expand our knowledge of RVFV-host interactions and further characterize the mouse model of RVF.

Reed, Christopher; Steele, Keith E.; Honko, Anna; Shamblin, Joshua; Hensley, Lisa E. [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD (United States)] [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD (United States); Smith, Darci R., E-mail: darci.smith1@us.army.mil [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD (United States)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Is a Swine Model of Arteriovenous Malformation Suitable for Human Extracranial Arteriovenous Malformation? A Preliminary Study  

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Objective: A chronic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) model using the swine retia mirabilia (RMB) was developed and compared with the human extracranial AVM (EAVM) both in hemodynamics and pathology, to see if this brain AVM model can be used as an EAVM model. Methods: We created an arteriovenous fistula between the common carotid artery and the external jugular vein in eight animals by using end-to-end anastomosis. All animals were sacrificed 1 month after surgery, and the bilateral retia were obtained at autopsy and performed hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemistry. Pre- and postsurgical hemodynamic evaluations also were conducted. Then, the blood flow and histological changes of the animal model were compared with human EAVM. Results: The angiography after operation showed that the blood flow, like human EAVM, flowed from the feeding artery, via the nidus, drained to the draining vein. Microscopic examination showed dilated lumina and disrupted internal elastic lamina in both RMB of model and nidus of human EAVM, but the thickness of vessel wall had significant difference. Immunohistochemical reactivity for smooth muscle actin, angiopoietin 1, and angiopoietin 2 were similar in chronic model nidus microvessels and human EAVM, whereas vascular endothelial growth factor was significant difference between human EAVM and RMB of model. Conclusions: The AVM model described here is similar to human EAVM in hemodynamics and immunohistochemical features, but there are still some differences in anatomy and pathogenetic mechanism. Further study is needed to evaluate the applicability and efficacy of this model.

Lv, Ming-ming, E-mail: lvmingming001@163.com [Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology (China)] [Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology (China); Fan, Xin-dong, E-mail: fanxindong@yahoo.com.cn [Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (China)] [Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (China); Su, Li-xin, E-mail: sulixin1975@126.com [Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology (China)] [Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology (China)

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

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

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

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modeling framework for supporting and evaluating performance of multi-hop paths in mobile ad-hoc wireless networks  

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Performance evaluation is a crucially important part of designing any mobile ad-hoc wireless networks. For a more comprehensive evaluation, mathematical analysis is essential, along with simulation. In this paper, we present a detailed analytical model ... Keywords: Mobile ad-hoc networks, Multi-hop paths, Node mobility model, Performance analysis

Le The Dung; Beongku An

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Effective Moisture Penetration Depth Model for Estimating Moisture Buffering in Buildings  

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Evaluation of the Effective Evaluation of the Effective Moisture Penetration Depth Model for Estimating Moisture Buffering in Buildings J. Woods, J. Winkler, and D. Christensen National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-57441 January 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Moisture Penetration Depth Model for Estimating Moisture Buffering in Buildings J. Woods, J. Winkler, and D. Christensen National Renewable Energy Laboratory Prepared under Task No. BE12.0201

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Global distribution and climate forcing of marine organic aerosol: 1. Model improvements and evaluation  

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Marine organic aerosol emissions have been implemented and evaluated within the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR)'s Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's 7-mode Modal Aerosol Module (MAM-7). Emissions of marine primary organic aerosols (POA), phytoplanktonproduced isoprene- and monoterpenes-derived secondary organic aerosols (SOA) and methane sulfonate (MS{sup -}) are shown to affect surface concentrations of organic aerosols in remote marine regions. Global emissions of submicron marine POA is estimated to be 7.9 and 9.4 Tg yr{sup -1}, for the Gantt et al. (2011) and Vignati et al. (2010) emission parameterizations, respectively. Marine sources of SOA and particulate MS{sup -} (containing both sulfur and carbon atoms) contribute an additional 0.2 and 5.1 Tg yr{sup -1}, respectively. Widespread areas over productive waters of the Northern Atlantic, Northern Pacific, and the Southern Ocean show marine-source submicron organic aerosol surface concentrations of 100 ngm{sup -3}, with values up to 400 ngm{sup -3} over biologically productive areas. Comparison of long-term surface observations of water insoluble organic matter (WIOM) with POA concentrations from the two emission parameterizations shows that despite revealed discrepancies (often more than a factor of 2), both Gantt et al. (2011) and Vignati et al. (2010) formulations are able to capture the magnitude of marine organic aerosol concentrations, with the Gantt et al. (2011) parameterization attaining better seasonality. Model simulations show that the mixing state of the marine POA can impact the surface number concentration of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). The largest increases (up to 20 %) in CCN (at a supersaturation (S) of 0.2 %) number concentration are obtained over biologically productive ocean waters when marine organic aerosol is assumed to be externally mixed with sea-salt. Assuming marine organics are internally-mixed with sea-salt provides diverse results with increases and decreases in the concentration of CCN over different parts of the ocean. The sign of the CCN change due to the addition of marine organics to seasalt aerosol is determined by the relative significance of the increase in mean modal diameter due to addition of mass, and the decrease in particle hygroscopicity due to compositional changes in marine aerosol. Based on emerging evidence for increased CCN concentration over biologically active surface ocean areas/periods, our study suggests that treatment of sea spray in global climate models (GCMs) as an internal mixture of marine organic aerosols and sea-salt will likely lead to an underestimation in CCN number concentration.

Meskhidze, N.; Xu, J.; Gantt, Brett; Zhang, Yang; Nenes, Athanasios; Ghan, Steven J.; Liu, Xiaohong; Easter, Richard C.; Zaveri, Rahul A.

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Residential Air Exchange Rates from Questionnaires and Meteorology: Model Evaluation in Central North Carolina  

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The capability of the LBL, LBLX, and SF models could help reduce the AER uncertainty in air pollution exposure models used to develop exposure metrics for health studies. ... The parameters for the low-income homes were estimated using measurements from the Ohio Weatherization Program, which included residences with household incomes below 125% of the poverty guideline (14). ...

Michael S. Breen; Miyuki Breen; Ronald W. Williams; Bradley D. Schultz

2010-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Evaluation of CO2 Thickeners Designed with Molecular Modeling  

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The objective of this research was to use molecular modeling techniques, coupled with our prior experimental results, to design, synthesize and evaluate inexpensive, non-fluorous carbon dioxide thickening agents. The first type of thickener that was considered was associating polymers. Typically, these thickeners are copolymers that contain a highly CO{sub 2}-philic monomer, and a small concentration of a CO{sub 2}-phobic associating monomer. Yale University was solely responsible for the synthesis of a second type of thickener; small, hydrogen bonding compounds. These molecules have a core that contains one or more hydrogen-bonding groups, such as urea or amide groups. Non-fluorous, CO{sub 2}-philic functional groups were attached to the hydrogen bonding core of the compound to impart CO{sub 2} stability and macromolecular stability to the linear 'stack' of these compounds. The third type of compound initially considered for this investigation was CO{sub 2}-soluble surfactants. These surfactants contain conventional ionic head groups and composed of CO{sub 2}-philic oligomers (short polymers) or small compounds (sugar acetates) previously identified by our research team. Mobility reduction could occur as these surfactant solutions contacted reservoir brine and formed mobility control foams in-situ. The vast majority of the work conducted in this study was devoted to the copolymeric thickeners and the small hydrogen-bonding thickeners; these thickeners were intended to dissolve completely in CO{sub 2} and increase the fluid viscosity. A small but important amount of work was done establishing the groundwork for CO{sub 2}-soluble surfactants that reduced mobility by generating foams in-situ as the CO{sub 2}+surfactant solution mixed with in-situ brine.

Robert Enick; Erick Beckman; J. Karl Johnson

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Development of a Simulation Model and Safety Evaluation for a Depressurization Accident Without Reactor Scram in an Advanced HTGR  

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It is important to use analyses to prove outstanding inherent reactor safety during a severe accident in order to convince the public and licensing authority of the safety advantage of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). In this study, the simulation of a depressurization accident without reactor scram (DAWS) was performed for a future HTGR with 450-MW thermal output, introducing the annular core of pin-in-block-type fuel, which was originally designed in Japan. The DAWS has the possibility of becoming one of the severe accidents postulated in the HTGR. To perform an accurate simulation, a new analytical model for reactor dynamics and indirect decay heat removal from the surface of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) during the DAWS was developed. The features of the new simulation model are as follows:1. A single-channel model is coupled with a two-dimensional reactor thermal model in the new simulation model. The reactor kinetics with a single-channel model during the DAWS is simulated taking into account heat removal from the reactor calculated in the R-Z reactor thermal model, including the RPV and indirect vessel cooling system. No conventional calculation codes with a single channel have a heat removal model from an RPV or were able to simulate precisely the transient during DAWS.2. A xenon buildup and decay model for the reactivity calculation is made in addition to one point-kinetics approximation to simulate a recriticality and a power oscillation following the initiation of the DAWS.3. A transient simulation can be performed for two kinds of core models of pin-in-block- and multihole-type fuels.The accurate evaluation of xenon density and core temperature is of prime importance in the simulation of the DAWS. From the simulation result with a proper safety margin, it was confirmed that the safety performance of passive decay heat removal with cooling indirectly from the surface of the RPV is outstanding for the DAWS, and a severe-accident-free HTGR can be designed. The newly developed code is applicable to the detailed safety evaluation necessary to future HTGR design.

Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Saikusa, Akio; Kunitomi, Kazuhiko [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)

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Evaluation of TANK Water Heater Simulation Model as Embedded in HWSim  

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TANK Water Heater Simulation Model as Embedded in HWSim TANK Water Heater Simulation Model as Embedded in HWSim Title Evaluation of TANK Water Heater Simulation Model as Embedded in HWSim Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5092E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Lutz, James D. Document Number LBNL-5092E Pagination 11 Date Published December 22 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley ISBN Number LBNL-5092E Abstract This report evaluates the hot water temperatures and flow rates as calculated by the combined HWSim and TANK simulation models. Notes This work was sponsored by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) which is funded by the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program, under Residential Water Heating Program Contract No. 500-08-060. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State, and Community Programs, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

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Radiation Pneumonitis After Hypofractionated Radiotherapy: Evaluation of the LQ(L) Model and Different Dose Parameters  

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Purpose: To evaluate the linear quadratic (LQ) model for hypofractionated radiotherapy within the context of predicting radiation pneumonitis (RP) and to investigate the effect if a linear (L) model in the high region (LQL model) is used. Methods and Materials: The radiation doses used for 128 patients treated with hypofractionated radiotherapy were converted to the equivalent doses given in fractions of 2 Gy for a range of {alpha}/{beta} ratios (1 Gy to infinity) according to the LQ(L) model. For the LQL model, different cut-off values between the LQ model and the linear component were used. The Lyman model parameters were fitted to the events of RP grade 2 or higher to derive the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP). The lung dose was calculated as the mean lung dose and the percentage of lung volume (V) receiving doses higher than a threshold dose of xGy (V{sub x}). Results: The best NTCP fit was found if the mean lung dose, or V{sub x}, was calculated with an {alpha}/{beta} ratio of 3 Gy. The NTCP fit of other {alpha}/{beta} ratios and the LQL model were worse but within the 95% confidence interval of the NTCP fit of the LQ model with an {alpha}/{beta} ratio of 3 Gy. The V{sub 50} NTCP fit was better than the NTCP fit of lower threshold doses. Conclusions: For high fraction doses, the LQ model with an {alpha}/{beta} ratio of 3 Gy was the best method for converting the physical lung dose to predict RP.

Borst, Gerben R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Ishikawa, Masayori [Department of Radiology, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo (Japan); Nijkamp, Jasper [Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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LANL researchers use computer modeling to study HIV | National Nuclear  

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researchers use computer modeling to study HIV | National Nuclear researchers use computer modeling to study HIV | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > LANL researchers use computer modeling to study HIV LANL researchers use computer modeling to study HIV Posted By Office of Public Affairs Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are investigating the complex

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Fundamental study of evaporation model in micron pore  

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of evaporation has not been established. The purpose of this study is to establish a method to apply the evaporation model based on the statistical rate theory for engineering application including vapor-liquid-structure intermolecular effect. The evaporation...

Oinuma, Ryoji

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O`ahu Grid Study: Validation of Grid Models  

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O`ahu Grid Study: Validation of Grid Models Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office Resource Technologies for Energy Security Subtask 7.2 Deliverable By GE Global Research Niskayuna, New York

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A Study to Investigate Cloud Feedback Processes and Evaluate GCM Cloud Variations Using Statistical Cloud Property Composites From ARM Data  

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The representation of clouds in Global Climate Models (GCMs) remains a major source of uncertainty in climate change simulations. Cloud climatologies have been widely used to either evaluate climate model cloud fields or examine, in combination with other data sets, climate-scale relationships between cloud properties and dynamical or microphysical parameters. Major cloud climatologies have been based either on satellite observations of cloud properties or on surface observers views of cloud type and amount. Such data sets provide either the top-down view of column-integrated cloud properties (satellites) or the bottom-up view of the cloud field morphology (surface observers). Both satellite-based and surface cloud climatologies have been successfully used to examine cloud properties, to support process studies, and to evaluate climate and weather models. However, they also present certain limitations, since the satellite cloud types are defined using radiative cloud boundaries and surface observations are based on cloud boundaries visible to human observers. As a result, these data sets do not resolve the vertical distribution of cloud layers, an issue that is important in calculating both the radiative and the hydrologic effects of the cloud field. Ground-based cloud radar observations, on the other hand, resolve with good accuracy the vertical distribution of cloud layers and could be used to produce cloud type climatologies with vertical layering information. However, these observations provide point measurements only and it is not immediately clear to what extent they are representative of larger regimes. There are different methods that can be applied to minimize this problem and to produce cloud layering climatologies useful for both cloud process and model evaluation studies. If a radar system is run continuously over a number of years, it eventually samples a large number of dynamical and microphysical regimes. If additional data sets are used to put the cloud layering information into the context of large-scale dynamical regimes, such information can be used to study interactions among cloud vertical distributions and dynamical and microphysical processes and to evaluate the ability of models to simulate those interactions. The U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program has established several Climate Research Facilities (ACRF) that provide continuous, long-term observations of clouds and radiation. ARM, with its overall goal of improving the treatment of radiation and clouds in climate models has provided unique observing systems for accelerating progress on the representation of cloud processes. In this project, six and a half years (January 1998 to June 2004) of cloud observations collected at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Oklahoma ACRF were used to produce a cloud-type climatology. The climatology provides cloud amounts for seven different cloud types as well as information on the detailed structure of multi-layer cloud occurrences. Furthermore, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model output was used to define the dynamic regimes present during the observations of the cloud conditions by the vertically pointing radars at the SGP ACRF. The cloud-type climatology and the ECMWF SGP data set were then analyzed to examine and map dynamical conditions that favor the creation of single-layer versus multi-layer cloud structures as well as dynamical conditions that favor the occurrence of drizzle in continental stratus clouds. In addition, output from the ECMWF weather model forecasts was analyzed with the objective to compare model and radar derived cloud type statistics, in order to identify the major model deficiencies in cloud vertical distribution and map their seasonal variations. The project included two primary goals. The first was to create a cloud type climatology over the Southern Great Planes site that will show how cloud vertical distribution varies with dynamic and thermodynamic regime and how these variations would affect cloud climate fe

George Tselioudis

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Use of international data sets to evaluate and validate pathway assessment models applicable to exposure and dose reconstruction at DOE facilities. Progress report, August 1993--January 1994  

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This project, ``Use of International Data Sets to Evaluate and Validate Pathway Assessment Models Applicable to Exposure and Dose Reconstruction at DOE Facilities,`` grew out of several activities being conducted by the Principal Investigator Dr. F Owen Hoffman. One activity was originally part of the Chernobyl Studies Project and began as Task 7.1D, ``Internal Dose From Direct Contamination of Terrestrial Food Sources.`` The objective of Task 7.1D was to (1) establish a collaborative US USSR effort to improve and validate our methods of forecasting doses and dose commitments from the direct contamination of food sources, and (2) perform experiments and validation studies to improve our ability to predict rapidly and accurately the long-term internal dose from the contamination of agricultural soil. The latter was to include the consideration of remedial measures to block contamination of food grown on contaminated soil. The current objective of this project is to evaluate and validate pathway-assessment models applicable to exposure and dose reconstruction at DOE facilities through use of international data sets. This project incorporates the activity of Task 7.1D into a multinational effort to evaluate data used for the prediction of radionuclide transfer through agricultural and aquatic systems to humans. It also includes participation in two multinational studies, BIOMOVS (BIOspheric MOdel Validation Study) with the Swedish National Institute for Radiation Protection and VAMP (VAlidation of Model Predictions) with the International Atomic Energy Agency, that address testing the performance of models of radionuclide transport through foodchains.

Hendrickson, S.M. [ed.] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)] [ed.; Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis] [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

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Atmospheric models hybrid OpenMP/MPI implementation multicore cluster evaluation  

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Atmospheric models usually demand high processing power and generate large amounts of data. As the degree of parallelism grows, the I/O operations may become the major impacting factor of their performance. This work shows that a hybrid MPI/OpenMP implementation can improve the performance of the atmospheric model ocean-land-atmosphere model (OLAM) on a multicore cluster environment. We show that the hybrid MPI/OpenMP version of OLAM decreases the number of output files, resulting in better performance for I/O operations. We have evaluated OLAM on the parallel file system PVFS and shown that storing the files on PVFS results in lower performance than using the local disks of the cluster nodes due as a consequence of file creation and network concurrency. We have also shown that further parallel optimisations should be included in the hybrid version in order to improve the parallel execution time of OLAM.

Carla Osthoff; Francieli Zanon Boito; Rodrigo Virote Kassick; Laércio Lima Pilla; Philippe O.A. Navaux; Claudio Schepke; Jairo Panetta; Pablo Javier Grunmann; Nicolas Maillard; Pedro L. Silva Dias; Ro

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Dynamic model for the economical evaluation of different technical solutions for reducing naval emissions  

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The new regulations for the prevention of marine pollution are compelling the shipping industry to a change of strategy. This research provides an economical analysis of the short term alternative options for ship owners: to fit exhaust gas cleaning system on board using heavy fuel oil; to burn marine gas oil or to switch from heavy fuel oil to low sulphur fuel entering emissions controlled areas. An economic evaluation model of investments has been developed in order to compare the different solutions. Based on technical data of engines and operative vessel profiles, the model provides possible measurement tools to consider for the investment choice in the defined reference scenario. Different scenarios can be created by modifying investment conditions, environmental regulations and fuel price forecasts. The results of the model application to three real vessels of different types encourage the ship owners to adopt the option of the seawater scrubber.

Valentina Ciatteo; Giancarlo Giacchetta; Barbara Marchetti

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A hydraulic model study of the gray reef dam spillway  

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A HYDRAULIC MODEL STUDY OF THE GRAY REEF DAM SPILLWAY A Thesis by ALI AKHTAR QURAISHI Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE January 1961 Major Subject: Civil Engineering A HYDRAULIC MODEL STUDY OF THE GRAY REEF DAM SPILLWAY A Thesis ALI AKHTAR QURAISHI Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Comm' e Head of the Depa ment January 1961 ACKNOWLEDGMENT...

Quraishi, Ali Akhtar

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A Key Technology Evaluation Case Study: Applying a New Middleware Architecture on the  

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A Key Technology Evaluation Case Study: Applying a New Middleware Architecture on the Enterprise, fgoedickejuzdung@informatik.uni-essen.de Abstract Decisions for key technologies, like middleware, for large scale projects are hard, because the impact and relevance of key technologies go beyond their core technological

Zdun, Uwe

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A Pilot Study to Evaluate Development Effort for High Performance Computing  

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1 A Pilot Study to Evaluate Development Effort for High Performance Computing Victor Basili1 the development time for programs written for high performance computers (HPC). To attack this relatively novel students in a graduate level High Performance Computing class at the University of Maryland. We collected

Basili, Victor R.

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Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study |  

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Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study Jump to: navigation, search Name Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Agriculture, Buildings, Commercial, Residential, Other, Energy Efficiency - Central Plant, Energy Efficiency - Utility, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Other, Non-renewable Energy, People and Policy, Transportation, Water Conservation, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Geothermal, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Solar, - Solar Hot Water, - Solar Pv, Wind Phase Bring the Right People Together, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes

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Applying planning models to study new competition: Analysis for the Bonneville Power Administration  

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An integrated electric utility planning model, the Resource Policy Screening Model (RPSM), was used to project acquisitions from independent power producers made by customers of a US power marketing authority. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) markets power from dams in the Pacific Northwest to retail utilities. BPA's historical cost advantage has eroded and customers are evaluating more costly nonutility generation to meet future load growth. If some customers will pay a premium above BPA rates for power, how much load could BPA lose? Steps in the analysis are presented. RPSM is a system dynamics model used in energy policy studies since 1983. This study marked the first application for understanding effects of electric industry deregulation on BPA. RPSM was modified, potential nonutility supplies were forecast, and scenario simulations of acquisitions, loads and rates were performed for utilities in the region. Later, the study method was adapted for other uses at BPA.

Franklin Neubauer; Erik Westman; Andrew Ford

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Evaluation of the accuracy of the EPA model for BOD5 prediction in various climatic regions of Texas  

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model demonstrated removal rates for BOD?, TSS, fecal coliform, ammonium, and phosphorus of 80.0%, 70.9%, 87.1%, 34.7%, and 22.7%, respectively. These data provided the basis for evaluating the EPA model. A sensitivity analysis of the EPA model...

Koutny, Jessica Leigh

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Model based Tracking with TrakMark Dataset Antoine Petit Guillaume Caron Hideaki Uchiyama Eric Marchand  

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Evaluation of Model based Tracking with TrakMark Dataset Antoine Petit Guillaume Caron Hideaki in the INRIA La- gadic team with a TrakMark dataset. Since these methods are based on a 3D model based approach, we selected a dataset named "Con- ference Venue Package 01" that includes a 3D textured model

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Using Local and Regional Air Quality Modeling and Source Apportionment Tools to Evaluate Vehicles and Biogenic Emission Factors  

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and inventories of CO, NO_(x) and VOCs from on-road vehicles estimated by vehicle emission factor models and biogenic emissions of isoprene estimated by a popular biogenic emission model are evaluated using local and regional scale air quality modeling and source...

Kota, Sri H

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Sorption of VOCs on Building Materials-Part II: Model Evaluation (RP-1097)  

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1 Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Sorption of VOCs on Building Materials-Part II: Model, Ph.D. Member ASHRAE 1 ABSTRACT: Sorption data obtained by using small environmental chambers under to evaluate the linear Langmuir model and the diffusion model for VOC sorption by different building materials

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Artificial neural network modelling for evaluating austenitic stainless steel and Zircaloy-2 welds  

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Ferrite content in austenitic stainless steel welds is a measure of resistance to solidification cracking. Accurate estimation of ferrite content in austenitic stainless steel welds is important to ensure crack free welds. An artificial neural network (ANN) model has been developed to predict ferrite number with an improved accuracy. Eddy current (EC) testing is attractive due to high sensitivity and versatility for the detection of harmful surface defects. Artificial neural network modelling has been used to process the eddy current data for evaluating the defect depth so that on-line eddy current testing is possible in austenitic stainless steel welds. There is a necessity to develop on-line monitoring methods for evaluation the quality of spacer pad welds in cladding tubes made of Zircaloy-2 used in pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR). Shear strength values of the individual coins is the measure of the quality of the welds. Prediction of shear strength values of the individual coins ensures their integrity. Artificial neural network model has been developed for prediction of shear strength of spacer pad welds of Zircaloy-2.

M. Vasudevan; B.P.C. Rao; B. Venkatraman; T. Jayakumar; Baldev Raj

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Monitoring and Evaluation; Statistical Support for Life-cycle Studies, Annual Report 2006.  

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This report summarizes the statistical analysis and consulting activities performed under Contract No. 00025093, Project No. 199105100, funded by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) during 2006. These efforts are focused on providing real-time predictions of outmigration timing, assessment of life-history performance measures, evaluation of status and trends in recovery, and guidance on the design and analysis of Columbia Basin fish and wildlife studies monitoring and evaluation studies. The overall objective of the project is to provide BPA and the rest of the fisheries community with statistical guidance on design, analysis, and interpretation of monitoring data, which will lead to improved monitoring and evaluation of salmonid mitigation programs in the Columbia/Snake River Basin. This overall goal is being accomplished by making fisheries data readily available for public scrutiny, providing statistical guidance on the design and analyses of studies by hands-on support and written documents, and providing real-time analyses of tagging results during the smolt outmigration for review by decision makers. For over a decade, this project has been providing in-season projections of smolt outmigration timing to assist in spill management. As many as 52 different fish stocks at 10 different hydroprojects are tracked in real-time to predict the 'percent of run to date' and 'date to specific percentile'. The project also conducts added-value analyses of historical tagging data to understand relationships between fish responses, environmental factors, and anthropogenic effects. The statistical analysis of historical tagging data crosses agency lines in order to assimilate information on salmon population dynamics irrespective of origin. The lessons learned from past studies are used to improve the design and analyses of future monitoring and evaluation efforts. Through these efforts, the project attempts to provide the fisheries community with reliable analyses and interpretations of monitoring data to evaluate hydrosystem operations and the recovery of endangered and threatened salmonid stocks.

Skalski, John

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Monitoring and Evaluation; Statistical Support for Life-cycle Studies, 2003 Annual Report.  

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This report summarizes the statistical analysis and consulting activities performed under Contract No. 00004134, Project No. 199105100 funded by Bonneville Power Administration during 2003. These efforts are focused on providing real-time predictions of outmigration timing, assessment of life-history performance measures, evaluation of status and trends in recovery, and guidance on the design and analysis of Columbia Basin fish and wildlife studies monitoring and evaluation studies. The overall objective of the project is to provide BPA and the rest of the fisheries community with statistical guidance on design, analysis, and interpretation of monitoring data, which will lead to improved monitoring and evaluation of salmonid mitigation programs in the Columbia/Snake River Basin. This overall goal is being accomplished by making fisheries data readily available for public scrutiny, providing statistical guidance on the design and analyses of studies by hands-on support and written documents, and providing real-time analyses of tagging results during the smolt outmigration for review by decision makers. For a decade, this project has been providing in-season projections of smolt outmigration timing to assist in spill management. As many as 50 different fish stocks at 8 different hydroprojects are tracked and real-time to predict the 'percent of run to date' and 'date to specific percentile'. The project also conducts added-value analyses of historical tagging data to understand relationships between fish responses, environmental factors, and anthropogenic effects. The statistical analysis of historical tagging data crosses agency lines in order to assimilate information on salmon population dynamics irrespective of origin. The lessons learned from past studies are used to improve the design and analyses of future monitoring and evaluation efforts. Through these efforts, the project attempts to provide the fisheries community with reliable analyses and interpretations of monitoring data to evaluate hydrosystem operations and the recovery of endangered and threatened salmonid stocks.

Skalski, John

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative nuclear thermal propulsion technology evaluation: Results of the NASA/DOE Task Team study  

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In response to findings from two NASA/DOE nuclear propulsion workshops held in the summer of 1990, six task teams were formed to continue evaluation of various nuclear propulsion concepts. The Task Team on Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) created the Innovative Concepts Subpanel to evaluate thermal propulsion concepts which did not utilize solid fuel. The Subpanel endeavored to evaluate each of the concepts on a level technological playing field,'' and to identify critical technologies, issues, and early proof-of-concept experiments. The concepts included the liquid core fission, the gas core fission, the fission foil reactors, explosively driven systems, fusion, and antimatter. The results of the studies by the panel will be provided. 13 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

Howe, S. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Borowski, S. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center); Motloch, C. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Helms, I. (Nuclear Utility Services, Damascus, MD (United States)); Diaz, N.; Anghaie, S. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Latham, T. (United

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Aesthetic Evaluation Differences between two Interrelated Disciplines: A Comparative Study on Architecture and Civil Engineering Students  

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The study presented in this paper aims to discuss the need and value of interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture and civil engineering students while executing the differences and similarities between their aesthetic evaluations and visual preferences. A research was conducted to evaluate and compare the aesthetic evaluations of architecture and civil engineering students through selected architectural buildings. It is hypothesised that there would be a difference between the two groups’ evaluations and descriptions of the visual attributes. Photographs of 6 different buildings were chosen which had different characteristics related with their structure, form and context; and a questionnaire was designed. 35 architecture and 30 civil engineering students were asked to describe the selected buildings. A “Visual Evaluation Test”, which included photographs of the selected buildings was used within the questionnaire. Additionally, the participants were asked to rank 6 buildings due to their aesthetic preferences. Data was statistically analysed through semantic differential scales, and “Mann Whitney U Test”. Results from the two groups of respondents had some similarities and differences. Despite the two different groups described the settings with similar adjectives, they gave different responses on choosing the buildings as “like” or “dislike”. Besides, the two groups’ responses to the questions which they ranked the buildings due to their aesthetic preferences differed substantially. In relation with the findings, the educational processes of two disciplines were discussed and some suggestions were given.

Ervin Garip; Banu Garip

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Simulation studies to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the performance of naturally fractured reservoirs. Annual report  

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The second year of this three-year research program to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the recovery of oil and gas from naturally fractured reservoirs has been completed. The overall objectives of the study are to: (1) evaluate the reservoir conditions where fracture closure is significant, and (2) evaluate innovative fluid injection techniques capable of maintaining pressure within the reservoir. Simulation studies have been conducted with a dual porosity simulator capable of simulating the performance of vertical and horizontal wells. Each simulation model has been initialized with properties typical of the Austin Chalk reservoir in Pearsall Field, Texas. During year one, simulations of both vertical and horizontal well performance were made assuming that fracture permeability was insensitive to pressure charge. The results confirmed that horizontal wells could increase both rate of oil recovery and total oil recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs. During the second year the performances of the same vertical and horizontal wells were evaluated with the assumption that fracture permeability was a function of reservoir pressure. This required repetition of most of the natural depletion cases simulated in year one while invoking the pressure-sensitive fracture permeability option. To investigate sensitivity to in situ stress, two stress conditions were simulated for each primary variable. The water injection cases, begun in year one, were extended to include most of the reservoir parameters investigated for natural depletion, including fracture permeability as a function of net stress and the use of horizontal wells. The results thus far confirm that pressure-sensitive fractures degrade well performance and that the degradation is reduced by water injection pressure maintenance. Furthermore, oil recovery can be significantly increased by water injection pressure maintenance.

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A process for evaluation and state approval of an emergency response atmospheric dispersion model for Rocky Flats, Colorado  

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This document contains copies of the vugraphs used by C. R. Hodgin for the November 6, 1991 presentation summarizing the process to be used for evaluation of the Emergency Response Dispersion Model. (MHB)

Hodgin, C.R.

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Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for EM&V Documents and Measure Savings: Appendices  

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This document is the appendices to the Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for EM&V Documents and Measure Savings document.

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Study of various models for estimation of penetration rate of hard rock \\{TBMs\\}  

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Various approaches for predicting penetration rate of hard rock tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been studied by researchers since the early stages of TBM application in the 1950s. These studies resulted in the development of several penetration prediction models. For evaluation and validation of a model, it is important to test its predictive capability on new projects. A model should include parameters for machine specifications and ground conditions. The model validation process can reveal problems that an existing model may have in providing an accurate estimate for a given combination of specifications and conditions. This paper offers a brief review and discusses the capabilities of some of the more commonly used TBM performance prediction models. To evaluate the accuracy of these models, the predicted rates are compared with recorded TBM penetration rates in a database of recently completed tunnels. Comparison between predicted and recorded rates indicates that most of the existing models tend to overestimate TBM performance. This comparison highlights the on-going difficulties the industry continues to experience in estimating penetration rate. Even the use of normalized penetration rate indices has not been able to provide higher accuracy expected in related predictions. This paper discusses the development of new models to support an improved level of predictive accuracy in penetration rate estimating. These models are based on the analysis of a comprehensive database of more than 300 TBM projects records. Analyses of performance information within this database provided for the development of simpler models that are focused on quantifying the influence of primary factors, such as tunnel diameter, UCS, RPM, and rock type. These new models are introduced to provide alternative ways of penetration prediction. These models are especially useful at the planning stage of a tunneling project where \\{TBMs\\} can be used. These models also serve to provide secondary checks for other more in-depth analyses of TBM performance for an initial assessment of required boring time (inverse of penetration rate), and an estimate of utilization rate in an activity-based TBM model.

Ebrahim Farrokh; Jamal Rostami; Chris Laughton

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An Intercomparison Study of Simulation Models for Geologic Sequestration of CO2  

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Intercomparison Study of Simulation Models Intercomparison Study of Simulation Models for Geologic Sequestration of CO2 Karsten Pruess (K_Pruess@lbl.gov; 510/486-6732) Chin-Fu Tsang (CFTsang@lbl.gov; 510/486-5782) Earth Sciences Division, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Rd., MS 90-1116, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A. David H.-S. Law (Law@arc.ab.ca; 780/450-5034) Alberta Research Council 250 Karl Clark Rd., Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1E4, Canada Curtis M. Oldenburg (CMOldenburg@lbl.gov; 510/486-7419) Earth Sciences Division, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Rd., MS 90-1116, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A. ABSTRACT Mathematical models and numerical simulation tools will play an important role in evaluating the feasibility of CO2 storage in subsurface reservoirs, such as brine aquifers,

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Nonlinear simplified model to study localization of kinetic Alfvén wave  

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We have presented the numerical simulation of the coupled equations governing the dynamics of kinetic Alfvén wave (KAW) and ion acoustic wave in the intermediate ? plasma, where ? is the ratio of thermal pressure to the background magnetic pressure. We have also developed a simplified model for this nonlinear interaction using the results obtained from the simulation to understand the physics of nonlinear evolution of KAW. Localization of magnetic field intensity of KAW has been studied by means of the simplified model.

Sharma, R. P., E-mail: rpsharma@ces.iitd.ac.in; Gaur, Nidhi, E-mail: nidhiphysics@gmail.com [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 110016 (India)] [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 110016 (India)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplest model to study reentrance in physical systems  

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We numerically investigate the necessary ingredients for reentrant behavior in the phase diagram of physical systems. Studies on the possibly simplest model that exhibits reentrance, the two-dimensional random-bond Ising model, show that reentrant behavior is generic whenever frustration is present in the model. For both discrete and continuous disorder distributions, the phase diagram in the disorder-temperature plane is found to be reentrant, where for some disorder strengths a paramagnetic phase exists at both high and low temperatures, but an ordered ferromagnetic phase exists for intermediate temperatures.

Creighton K. Thomas and Helmut G. Katzgraber

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Using modeling to design and evaluate transient open ocean iron enrichment for carbon sequestration  

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Using modeling to design and evaluate Using modeling to design and evaluate transient open ocean iron enrichment for carbon sequestration Richard T. Barber (rbarber@duke.edu; 252-504-7578) Duke University Marine Laboratory 135 Duke Marine Lab Road Beaufort, NC 28516-9721 Fei Chai (fchai@maine.edu; 207-581-4317) University of Maine School of Marine Sciences 5741 Libby Hall Orono, ME 04469-5741 Introduction During the 1990s the rate of increase of CO 2 in the atmosphere was about 3.5 Pg C y -1 . Total emissions were 7.4 Pg C y -1 , so about 3.9 Pg C y -1 (52% of total emissions) were sequestered naturally. Of this, about 2.2 Pg C y -1 was absorbed by the oceans and 1.7 Pg C y -1 by the land (US DOE, 1999). The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 calls for a 34% reduction of emissions by 2050 and a reduction of 70% from the projected emissions at 2100. The major approach to

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Use of element model to evaluate transmissibility reduction due to barriers  

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Water breakthrough has been observed a year earlier than expected in the productive Oseberg Formation in the Veslefrikk Field. Production data revealed extensive water override, whereas the opposite situation was expected based on a homogeneous and coarse flow simulation model. A new model was developed to include geological heterogeneities using a simple upscaling method. The Oseberg Fm. consists of an upper homogeneous unit (zone 2) and a lower unit containing thin barriers of shale and calcite cemented sandstone (zone 1). The barrier content varies laterally. When barriers are distributed in a complex 3D pattern, they reduce the upscaled horizontal transmissibility more than what is obtained by multiplying the sand permeability by the net-to-gross ratio (N/G). However, the transmissibility reduction strongly depends on the spatial distribution of barriers and their geometry. Therefore, a fine scale element model was used to derive the average transmissibility reduction as a function of N/G for alternative geological descriptions of the barriers. A geo-statistical method called General Marked Point Process was used to generate the fine scale descriptions. This work has resulted in a simple upscaling routine for horizontal transmissibility, which represents an effective bridge between geological evaluation of uncertainties and fluid flow simulation. The method combines geo-statistical and deterministic modelling in an elegant manner, recognising that most often these methods complement one another.

Svanes, T.; South, D.; Dronen, O.M. [Statoil, Bergen (Norway)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional refining models for alternative fuels using shale and coal synthetic crudes: identification and evaluation of optimized alternative fuels. Annual report, March 20, 1979-March 19, 1980  

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The initial phase has been completed in the project to evaluate alternative fuels for highway transportation from synthetic crudes. Three refinery models were developed for Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Great Lakes regions to make future product volumes and qualities forecast for 1995. Projected quantities of shale oil and coal oil syncrudes were introduced into the raw materials slate. Product slate was then varied from conventional products to evaluate maximum diesel fuel and broadcut fuel in all regions. Gasoline supplement options were evaluated in one region for 10% each of methanol, ethanol, MTBE or synthetic naphtha in the blends along with syncrude components. Compositions and qualities of the fuels were determined for the variation in constraints and conditions established for the study. Effects on raw materials, energy consumption and investment costs were reported. Results provide the basis to formulate fuels for laboratory and engine evaluation in future phases of the project.

Sefer, N.R.; Russell, J.A.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology and results of the impacts of modeling electric utilities ; a comparative evaluation of MEMM and REM  

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This study compares two models of the U.S. electric utility industry including the EIA's electric utility submodel in the Midterm Energy Market Model (MEMM), and the Baughman-Joskow Regionalized Electricity Model (REM). ...

Baughman, Martin L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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100-OL-1 Operable Unit Pilot Study: XRF Evaluation of Select Pre-Hanford Orchards  

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Prior to the acquisition of land by the U.S. Department of War in February 1943 and the creation of the Hanford Site, the land along the Columbia River was home to over 1000 people. Farming and orchard operations by both homesteaders and commercial organizations were prevalent. Orchard activities and the associated application of lead arsenate pesticide ceased in 1943, when residents were moved from the Hanford Site at the beginning of the Manhattan Project. Today, the residues from historical application of lead arsenate pesticide persist in some locations on the Hanford Site. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State Department of Ecology established the 100-OL-1 Operable Unit (OU) through the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, known as the Tri-Party Agreement. The pre-Hanford orchard lands identified as the 100-OL-1 OU are located south of the Columbia River and east of the present-day Vernita Bridge, and extend southeast to the former Hanford townsite. The discontinuous orchard lands within 100-OL-1 OU are approximately 20 km2 (5000 ac). A pilot study was conducted to support the approval of the remedial investigation/feasibility study work plan to evaluate the 100-OL-1 OU. This pilot study evaluated the use of a field portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for evaluating lead and arsenic concentrations on the soil surface as an indicator of lead arsenate pesticide residues in the OU. The objectives of the pilot study included evaluating a field portable XRF analyzer as the analytical method for decision making, estimating the nature and extent of lead and arsenic in surface soils in four decision units, evaluating the results for the purpose of optimizing the sampling approach implemented in the remedial investigation, and collecting information to improve the cost estimate and planning the cultural resources review for sampling activities in the remedial investigation. Based on the results of the pilot study, the recommendations for the revision of the work plan are as follows: • characterize the surface soil using field portable XRF measurements with confirmatory inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy sampling for the remedial investigation • establish decision units of similar defined areas • establish a process for field investigation of soil concentrations exceeding the screening criteria at the border of the 100-OL-1 OU • define data quality objectives for the work plan using the results of the pilot study and refining the sampling approach for the remedial investigation.

Bunn, Amoret L.; Fritz, Brad G.; Pulsipher, Brent A.; Gorton, Alicia M.; Bisping, Lynn E.; Brandenberger, Jill M.; Pino, Christian; Martinez, Dominique M.; Rana, Komal; Wellman, Dawn M.

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model  

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The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Completion Report for Model Evaluation Well ER-5-5: Corrective Action Unit 98: Frenchman Flat  

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Model Evaluation Well ER-5-5 was drilled for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office in support of Nevada Environmental Management Operations at the Nevada National Security Site (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site). The well was drilled in July and August 2012 as part of a model evaluation well program in the Frenchman Flat area of Nye County, Nevada. The primary purpose of the well was to provide detailed geologic, hydrogeologic, chemical, and radiological data that can be used to test and build confidence in the applicability of the Frenchman Flat Corrective Action Unit flow and transport models for their intended purpose. In particular, this well was designed to obtain data to evaluate the uncertainty in model forecasts of contaminant migration from the upgradient underground nuclear test MILK SHAKE, conducted in Emplacement Hole U-5k in 1968, which were considered to be uncertain due to the unknown extent of a basalt lava-flow aquifer present in this area. Well ER-5-5 is expected to provide information to refine the Phase II Frenchman Flat hydrostratigraphic framework model, if necessary, as well as to support future groundwater flow and transport modeling. The 31.1-centimeter (cm) diameter hole was drilled to a total depth of 331.3 meters (m). The completion string, set at the depth of 317.2 m, consists of 16.8-cm stainless-steel casing hanging from 19.4-cm carbon-steel casing. The 16.8-cm stainless-steel casing has one slotted interval open to the basalt lava-flow aquifer and limited intervals of the overlying and underlying alluvial aquifer. A piezometer string was also installed in the annulus between the completion string and the borehole wall. The piezometer is composed of 7.3-cm stainless-steel tubing suspended from 6.0-cm carbon-steel tubing. The piezometer string was landed at 319.2 m, to monitor the basalt lava-flow aquifer. Data collected during and shortly after hole construction include composite drill cuttings samples collected every 3.0 m, various geophysical logs, preliminary water quality measurements, and water-level measurements. The well penetrated 331.3 m of Quaternary–Tertiary alluvium, including an intercalated layer of saturated basalt lava rubble. No well development or hydrologic testing was conducted in this well immediately after completion; however, a preliminary water level was measured in the piezometer string at the depth of 283.4 m on September 25, 2012. No tritium above the minimum detection limit of the field instruments was detected in this hole. Future well development, sampling, and hydrologic testing planned for this well will provide more accurate hydrologic information for this site. The stratigraphy, general lithology, and water level were as expected, though the expected basalt lava-flow aquifer is basalt rubble and not the dense, fractured lava as modeled. The lack of tritium transport is likely due to the difference in hydraulic properties of the basalt lava-flow rubble encountered in the well, compared to those of the fractured aquifer used in the flow and transport models.

NSTec Underground Test Area and Boreholes Programs and Operations

2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud Model Evaluation Using Radiometric Measurements from the Airborne Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (AirMISR)  

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Detailed information on cloud properties is needed to vigorously test retrieval algorithms for satellite and ground-based remote sensors. The inherent complexity of clouds makes this information difficult to obtain from observations alone and cloud resolving models are often used to generating synthetic datasets that can be used as proxies for real data. We test the ability of a cloud resolving model to reproduce cloud structure in a case study of low-level clouds observed by the Earth Observing System (EOS) validation program in north central Oklahoma on March 3, 2000. A three-dimensional radiative transfer model is applied to synthetic cloud properties generated by a high-resolution three-dimensional cloud model in order to simulate the top of atmosphere radiances. These synthetic radiances are then compared with observations from the airborne Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (AirMISR), flown on the NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft.

Ovtchinnikov, Mikhail; Marchand, Roger T.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and dynamic performance evaluation of target capture in robotic systems  

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In this paper, a dynamic system consisting of a robot manipulator and a target is analyzed. The target is considered in a general way as a dynamic subsystem having finite mass and moments of inertia (e.g., a rigid body or a second robot). The situation investigated is when the robot establishes interaction with the target in such a way that it intercepts and captures a reference element of the target. The analysis of target capture is divided into three phases in terms of time: the precapture, free motion (finite motion); the transition from free to constrained motion in the vicinity of interception and capture (impulsive motion); and the postcapture, constrained motion (finite motion). The greatest attention is paid to the analysis of the phase of transition, the impulsive motion, and dynamics of the system. Based on the use of impulsive constraints and the Jourdainian formulation of analytical dynamics, a novel approach is proposed for the dynamic modeling of target capture by a robot manipulator. The proposed approach is suitable to handle both finite and impulsive motions in a common analytical framework. Based on the dynamic model developed and using a geometric representation of the system's dynamics, a detailed analysis and a performance evaluation framework are presented for the phase of transition. Both rigid and structurally flexible models of robots are considered. For the performance evaluation analyses, two main concepts are proposed and corresponding performance measures are derived. These tools may be used in the analysis, design, and control of time-varying robotic systems. The dynamic system of a three-link robot arm capturing a rigid body is used to illustrate the material presented.

Koevecses, J.; Cleghorn, W.L.; Fenton, R.G.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test and evaluation of the Philips Model PE 1701 and Lester Model 9865 electric vehicle battery chargers  

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The Philips Model PE 1701 and the Lester Model 9865 electric vehicle battery chargers have been tested by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Charger input/output voltage, current, power characteristics, and input waveform distortion were measured and induced electromagnetic interference was evaluated while the chargers recharged a fully discharged lead-acid battery pack. Electrical quantities were measured with precision volt-ampere-watt meters, frequency counters, a digital storage oscilloscope, and a spectrum analyzer. The Philips charger required 12.2 hours to recharge a 144-V battery; it had an energy efficiency of 86.0 percent and a specific power of 87.4 W/kg (39.7 W/lb). Input current distortion was between 6.9 and 23.0 percent, and electromagnetic interference was observed on AM radio. The Lester charger required 8.2 hours to recharge a 106-V battery; it had an energy efficiency of 83.0 percent and a specific power of 117.3 W/kg (53.3 W/lb). Current distortion was between 52.7 and 97.4 percent, and electromagnetic interference was observed on AM radio.

Reese, R.W.; Driggans, R.L.; Keller, A.S.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of comparative {sup 137}Cs body burden estimates from environmental data/models and whole body counting to evaluate diet models for the ingestion pathway  

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Rongelap and Utirik Atolls were contaminated on 1 March 1954, by a U.S. nuclear test at Bikini Atoll code named BRAVO. The people at both atolls were removed from their atolls in the first few days after the detonation and were returned to their atolls at different times. Detailed studies have been carried out over the years by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to determine the radiological conditions at the atolls and estimate the doses to the populations. The contribution of each exposure pathway and radionuclide have been evaluated. All dose assessments show that the major potential contribution to the estimated dose is {sup 137}Cs uptake via the terrestrial food chain. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has carried out an extensive whole body counting program at both atolls over several years to directly measure the {sup 137}Cs body burden. Here we compare the estimates of the body burdens from the LLNL environmental method with body burdens measured by the BNL whole body counting method. The combination of the results from both methods is used to evaluate proposed diet models to establish more realistic dose assessments. Very good agreement is achieved between the two methods with a diet model that includes both local and imported foods. Other diet models greatly overestimate the body burdens (i.e., dose) observed by whole body counting. The upper 95% confidence limit of interindividual variability around the population mean value based on the environmental method is similar to that calculated from direct measurement by whole body counting. Moreover, the uncertainty in the population mean value based on the environmental method is in very good agreement with the whole body counting data. This provides additional confidence in extrapolating the estimated doses calculated by the environmental method to other islands and atolls. 46 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

Robison, W.L. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Sun, C. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A preliminary study to Assess Model Uncertainties in Fluid Flows  

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The goal of this study is to assess the impact of various flow models for a simplified primary coolant loop of a light water nuclear reactor. The various fluid flow models are based on the Euler equations with an additional friction term, gravity term, momentum source, and energy source. The geometric model is purposefully chosen simple and consists of a one-dimensional (1D) loop system in order to focus the study on the validity of various fluid flow approximations. The 1D loop system is represented by a rectangle; the fluid is heated up along one of the vertical legs and cooled down along the opposite leg. A pressurizer and a pump are included in the horizontal legs. The amount of energy transferred and removed from the system is equal in absolute value along the two vertical legs. The various fluid flow approximations are compressible vs. incompressible, and complete momentum equation vs. Darcy’s approximation. The ultimate goal is to compute the fluid flow models’ uncertainties and, if possible, to generate validity ranges for these models when applied to reactor analysis. We also limit this study to single phase flows with low-Mach numbers. As a result, sound waves carry a very small amount of energy in this particular case. A standard finite volume method is used for the spatial discretization of the system.

Marc Oliver Delchini; Jean C. Ragusa

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerosol indirect effects -- general circulation model intercomparison and evaluation with satellite data  

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Aerosol indirect effects continue to constitute one of the most important uncertainties for anthropogenic climate perturbations. Within the international AEROCOM initiative, the representation of aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions in ten different general circulation models (GCMs) is evaluated using three satellite datasets. The focus is on stratiform liquid water clouds since most GCMs do not include ice nucleation effects, and none of the model explicitly parameterizes aerosol effects on convective clouds. We compute statistical relationships between aerosol optical depth (Ta) and various cloud and radiation quantities in a manner that is consistent between the models and the satellite data. It is found that the model-simulated influence of aerosols on cloud droplet number concentration (Nd) compares relatively well to the satellite data at least over the ocean. The relationship between Ta and liquid water path is simulated much too strongly by the models. It is shown that this is partly related to the representation of the second aerosol indirect effect in terms of autoconversion. A positive relationship between total cloud fraction (fcld) and Ta as found in the satellite data is simulated by the majority of the models, albeit less strongly than that in the satellite data in most of them. In a discussion of the hypotheses proposed in the literature to explain the satellite-derived strong fcld - Ta relationship, our results indicate that none can be identified as unique explanation. Relationships similar to the ones found in satellite data between Ta and cloud top temperature or outgoing long-wave radiation (OLR) are simulated by only a few GCMs. The GCMs that simulate a negative OLR - Ta relationship show a strong positive correlation between Ta and fcld The short-wave total aerosol radiative forcing as simulated by the GCMs is strongly influenced by the simulated anthropogenic fraction of Ta, and parameterisation assumptions such as a lower bound on Nd. Nevertheless, the strengths of the statistical relationships are good predictors for the aerosol forcings in the models. An estimate of the total short-wave aerosol forcing inferred from the combination of these predictors for the modelled forcings with the satellite-derived statistical relationships yields a global annual mean value of -1.5+-0.5 Wm-2. An alternative estimate obtained by scaling the simulated clear- and cloudy-sky forcings with estimates of anthropogenic Ta and satellite-retrieved Nd - Ta regression slopes, respectively, yields a global annual mean clear-sky (aerosol direct effect) estimate of -0.4+-0.2 Wm-2 and a cloudy-sky (aerosol indirect effect) estimate of -0.7+-0.5 Wm-2, with a total estimate of -1.2+-0.4 Wm-2.

Quaas, Johannes; Ming, Yi; Menon, Surabi; Takemura, Toshihiko; Wang, Minghuai; Penner, Joyce E.; Gettelman, Andrew; Lohmann, Ulrike; Bellouin, Nicolas; Boucher, Olivier; Sayer, Andrew M.; Thomas, Gareth E.; McComiskey, Allison; Feingold, Graham; Hoose, Corinna; Kristjansson, Jon Egill; Liu, Xiaohong; Balkanski, Yves; Donner, Leo J.; Ginoux, Paul A.; Stier, Philip; Feichter, Johann; Sednev, Igor; Bauer, Susanne E.; Koch, Dorothy; Grainger, Roy G.; Kirkevag, Alf; Iversen, Trond; Seland, Oyvind; Easter, Richard; Ghan, Steven J.; Rasch, Philip J.; Morrison, Hugh; Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Iacono, Michael J.; Kinne, Stefan; Schulz, Michael

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING STUDY OF A SINGLE-WELL ENHANCED  

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energy sources has to be achieved through technological advances to make them cost efficient. FromMODELING STUDY OF A SINGLE-WELL ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM (EGS) A REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESOURCES ENGINEERING OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS

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Empirical Earth rotation model: a consistent way to evaluate Earth orientation parameters  

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It is customary to perform analysis of the Earth's rotation in two steps: first, to present results of estimation of the Earth orientation parameters in the form of time series based on a simplified model of variations of the Earth's rotation for a short period of time, and then to process this time series of adjustments by applying smoothing, re-sampling and other numerical algorithms. Although this approach saves computational time, it suffers from self-inconsistency: total Earth orientation parameters depend on a subjective choice of the apriori Earth orientation model, cross-correlations between points of time series are lost, and results of an operational analysis per se have a limited use for end users. An alternative approach of direct estimation of the coefficients of expansion of Euler angle perturbations into basis functions is developed. These coefficients describe the Earth's rotation over entire period of observations and are evaluated simultaneously with station positions, source coordinates and other parameters in a single LSQ solution. In the framework of this approach considerably larger errors in apriori EOP model are tolerated. This approach gives a significant conceptual simplification of representation of the Earth's rotation.

L. Petrov

2006-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Phase 1, Study  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume I, reviews diesel-generator experience to identify the systems and components most subject to aging degradation and isolates the major causes of failure that may affect future operational readiness. Evaluations show that as plants age, the percent of aging-related failures increases and failure modes change. A compilation is presented of recommended corrective actions for the failures identified. This study also includes a review of current, relevant industry programs, research, and standards. Volume II reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986 to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.; Dingee, D.A.; Nesbitt, J.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of biometric systems: a study of users' acceptance and satisfaction  

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This paper presents a modality-independent evaluation methodology to study users' acceptance and satisfaction of biometric systems. It uses a survey questionnaire for data collection, and some data-mining tools for their analysis. We have applied it on two biometric systems developed in our research laboratory. The results from this survey show the necessity of taking users point of view when designing and evaluating biometric systems. A panel of 100 volunteers was more satised from the keystroke system than the face one. Users surprisingly considered that its perceived performance was also better, even if the used face system has a better performance with an EER of 8.76% than the keystroke one with an EER of 17.51%. The robustness of a system against attacks, computation time required during the verication phase and its easiness to use have been identied as important factors inuencing their opinions regarding the tested systems.

Mohamad El-Abed; Romain Giot; Baptiste Hemery; Christophe Rosenberger

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer–Based Procedures for Nuclear Power Plant Field Workers: Preliminary Results from Two Evaluation Studies  

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The Idaho National Laboratory and participants from the U.S. nuclear industry are collaborating on a research effort aimed to augment the existing guidance on computer-based procedure (CBP) design with specific guidance on how to design CBP user interfaces such that they support procedure execution in ways that exceed the capabilities of paper-based procedures (PBPs) without introducing new errors. Researchers are employing an iterative process where the human factors issues and interface design principles related to CBP usage are systematically addressed and evaluated in realistic settings. This paper describes the process of developing a CBP prototype and the two studies conducted to evaluate the prototype. The results indicate that CBPs may improve performance by reducing errors, but may increase the time it takes to complete procedural tasks.

Katya L Le Blanc; Johanna H Oxstrand

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive Evaluation Model of Building Energy Efficiency Based on Rough Sets Theory  

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In order to improve the objectivity of building energy efficiency evaluation, this paper uses a new method to evaluate building energy efficiency on the basis of rough sets theory. The contribution of different subentry evaluation indicators...

Ding, L.; Ruan, X.; Huang, J.; Li, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Head model and electrical source imaging: A study of 38 epileptic patients  

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Abstract Electrical source imaging (ESI) aims at reconstructing the electrical brain activity from scalp EEG. When applied to interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs), this technique is of great use for identifying the irritative zone in focal epilepsies. Inaccuracies in the modeling of electro-magnetic field propagation in the head (forward model) may strongly influence ESI and lead to mislocalization of IED generators. However, a systematic study on the influence of the selected head model on the localization precision of IED in a large number of patients with known focus localization has not yet been performed. We here present such a performance evaluation of different head models in a dataset of 38 epileptic patients who have undergone high-density scalp EEG, intracranial EEG and, for the majority, subsequent surgery. We compared ESI accuracy resulting from three head models: a Locally Spherical Model with Anatomical Constraints (LSMAC), a Boundary Element Model (BEM) and a Finite Element Model (FEM). All of them were computed from the individual MRI of the patient and ESI was performed on averaged IED. We found that all head models provided very similar source locations. In patients having a positive post-operative outcome, at least 74% of the source maxima were within the resection. The median distance from the source maximum to the nearest intracranial electrode showing IED was 13.2, 15.6 and 15.6 mm for LSMAC, BEM and FEM, respectively. The study demonstrates that in clinical applications, the use of highly sophisticated and difficult to implement head models is not a crucial factor for an accurate ESI.

Gwénael Birot; Laurent Spinelli; Serge Vulliémoz; Pierre Mégevand; Denis Brunet; Margitta Seeck; Christoph M. Michel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Completion Report for Model Evaluation Well ER-11-2: Corrective Action Unit 98: Frenchman Flat  

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Model Evaluation Well ER-11-2 was drilled for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office in support of Nevada Environmental Management Operations at the Nevada National Security Site (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site). The well was drilled in August 2012 as part of a model evaluation program in the Frenchman Flat area of Nye County, Nevada. The primary purpose of the well was to provide detailed geologic, hydrogeologic, chemical, and radionuclide data that can be used to test and build confidence in the applicability of the Frenchman Flat Corrective Action Unit flow and transport models for their intended purpose. In particular, this well was designed to provide data to evaluate the uncertainty in model forecasts of contaminant migration from the upgradient underground nuclear test PIN STRIPE, conducted in borehole U-11b in 1966. Well ER-11-2 will provide information that can be used to refine the Phase II Frenchman Flat hydrostratigraphic framework model if necessary, as well as to support future groundwater flow and transport modeling. The main 31.1-centimeter (cm) hole was drilled to a total depth of 399.6 meters (m). A completion casing string was not set in Well ER-11-2. However, a piezometer string was installed in the 31.1-cm open hole. The piezometer is composed of 7.3-cm stainless-steel tubing hung on 6.0-cm carbon-steel tubing via a crossover sub. The piezometer string was landed at 394.5 m, for monitoring the lower tuff confining unit. Data collected during and shortly after hole construction include composite drill cuttings samples collected every 3.0 m, various geophysical logs, water quality (including tritium and other test-related radionuclides) measurements, and water level measurements. The well penetrated 42.7 m of Quaternary and Tertiary alluvium and 356.9 m of Tertiary volcanic rock. The water-level measured in the piezometer string on September 25, 2012, was 353.8 m below ground surface. No tritium above levels detectable by field methods were encountered in this hole. No well development or hydrologic testing was conducted in this well immediately after completion, and future well development, sampling, and hydrologic testing planned for this well will be limited due to the diameter of the piezometer string. The stratigraphy, general lithology, and the water level are as expected, but the section of geology encountered is higher than expected due to faulting. No tritium above the minimum detection limit of the field equipment was detected because the target aquifer (the Topopah Spring aquifer) at Well ER-11-2 is structurally higher than expected and thus unsaturated.

NSTec Underground Test Area and Boreholes Programs and Operations

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Evaluation of TexSIM for modeling traffic behavior at diamond interchanges  

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VITA 81 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page 1 Typical Diamond Interchange Configurations and Movements 2 Three-Phase Control Strategies 3 TTI Four-Phase Sequence 4 Approach Numbering Scheme for TexSIM Coding 5 Pretimed 1 Interchange Layout and Phasing... Stopped Delay 26 Model Versus Pretimed 2 (7am - 9am) Field Data Stopped Delay 51 53 53 54 54 55 27 Model Versus Field Data Interior Left Turn Stopped Delay 56 28 EfFect of Loop Detector Size on Cycle Length 60 LIST OF TABLES Table 1 Study Sites...

Meadors, Allison Christine Cherry

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of cloud fraction and its radiative effect simulated by IPCC AR4 global models against ARM surface observations  

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Cloud Fraction (CF) is the dominant modulator of radiative fluxes. In this study, we evaluate CF simulations in the IPCC AR4 GCMs against ARM ground measurements, with a focus on the vertical structure, total amount of cloud and its effect on cloud shortwave transmissivity, for both inter-model deviation and model-measurement discrepancy. Our intercomparisons of three CF or sky-cover related dataset reveal that the relative differences are usually less than 10% (5%) for multi-year monthly (annual) mean values, while daily differences are quite significant. The results also show that the model-observation and the inter-model deviations have a similar magnitude for the total CF (TCF) and the normalized cloud effect, and they are twice as large as the surface downward solar radiation and cloud transmissivity. This implies that the other cloud properties, such as cloud optical depth and height, have a similar magnitude of disparity to TCF among the GCMs, and suggests that a better agreement among the GCMs in solar radiative fluxes could be the result of compensating errors in either cloud vertical structure, cloud optical depth or cloud fraction. Similar deviation pattern between inter-model and model-measurement suggests that the climate models tend to generate larger bias against observations for those variables with larger inter-model deviation. The simulated TCF from IPCC AR4 GCMs are very scattered through all seasons over three ARM sites: Southern Great Plains (SGP), Manus, Papua New Guinea and North Slope of Alaska (NSA). The GCMs perform better at SGP than at Manus and NSA in simulating the seasonal variation and probability distribution of TCF; however, the TCF in these models is remarkably underpredicted and cloud transmissivity is less susceptible to the change of TCF than the observed at SGP. Much larger inter-model deviation and model bias are found over NSA than the other sites in estimating the TCF, cloud transmissivity and cloud-radiation interaction, suggesting that the Arctic region continues to challenge cloud simulations in climate models. Most of the GCMs tend to underpredict CF and fail to capture the seasonal variation of CF at middle and low levels in the tropics. The high altitude CF is much larger in the GCMs than the observation and the inter-model variability of CF also reaches maximum at high levels in the tropics. Most of the GCMs tend to underpredict CF by 50-150% relative to the measurement average at low and middle levels over SGP. While the GCMs generally capture the maximum CF in the boundary layer and vertical variability, the inter-model deviation is largest near surface over the Arctic. The internal variability of CF simulated in ensemble runs with the same model is very minimal.

Qian, Yun; Long, Charles N.; Wang, Hailong; Comstock, Jennifer M.; McFarlane, Sally A.; Xie, Shaocheng

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory testing and modeling to evaluate perfluorocarbon compounds as tracers in geothermal systems  

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The thermal stability and adsorption characteristics of three perfluorinated hydrocarbon compounds were evaluated under geothermal conditions to determine the potential to use these compounds as conservative or thermally-degrading tracers in Engineered (or Enhanced) Geothermal Systems (EGS). The three compounds tested were perfluorodimethyl-cyclobutane (PDCB), perfluoromethylcyclohexane (PMCH), and perfluorotrimethylcyclohexane (PTCH), which are collectively referred to as perfluorinated tracers, or PFTs. Two sets of duplicate tests were conducted in batch mode in gold-bag reactors, with one pair of reactors charged with a synthetic geothermal brine containing the PFTs and a second pair was charged with the brine-PFT mixture plus a mineral assemblage chosen to be representative of activated fractures in an EGS reservoir. A fifth reactor was charged with deionized water containing the three PFTs. The experiments were conducted at {approx}100 bar, with temperatures ranging from 230 C to 300 C. Semi-analytical and numerical modeling was also conducted to show how the PFTs could be used in conjunction with other tracers to interrogate surface area to volume ratios and temperature profiles in EGS reservoirs. Both single-well and cross-hole tracer tests are simulated to illustrate how different suites of tracers could be used to accomplish these objectives. The single-well tests are especially attractive for EGS applications because they allow the effectiveness of a stimulation to be evaluated without drilling a second well.

Reimus, Paul W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A study on ally searching in maintenance alliance based on relation web model  

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Aiming at the risk aversion of adverse selection and efficiency improvement in maintenance ally searching, relation web and Mobile Agent are introduced into the study of maintenance ally searching. A maintenance ally searching method based on relation web model is proposed. First, the method decomposes complicated plant maintenance tasks, and then by setting up ally Searching Sub-Agent, the relation web model is mapped as properties, plans, behaviours and interactions of the Searching Sub-Agent. Based on the relation categories, shortest path, reliability and other definitions in relation to web model, a quantified evaluation method for acquaintance reliability and capability in maintenance alliance and ally searching strategy are designed. A solution for recommendation deadlock and dynamic management of Searching Sub-Agent is discussed. The ally searching system in maintenance alliance based on the above method is effectively applied in a plant overhaul of a partner petrochemical company.

Bai-Zhan Xia; Jian Liu; De-Jie Yu; An-Mei Zhou

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program Evaluation  

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Evaluation: Background and Methods Evaluation: Background and Methods Definition of evaluation: the process of determining the worth or merit of something; if "something" is a program, then it's "program evaluation." Other types of evaluation include: product evaluation (most widely practiced, e.g., Consumer Reports); personnel evaluation; research evaluation; policy studies; art, movie, play, and book reviews. Program evaluation is NOT the same as research although they share many characteristics--Both: Start with questions Use similar methods Provide similar information Program evaluation focuses on decisions. Research focuses on answering questions about phenomena to discover new knowledge and test theories/hypotheses. Research is aimed at truth. Evaluation is aimed at

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A comparative evaluation of conceptual models for the Snake River Plain aquifer at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, INEL  

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Geologic and hydrologic data collected by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are used to evaluate the existing ground water monitoring well network completed in the upper portion of the Snake River Plain aquifer (SRPA) beneath the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). The USGS data analyzed and compared in this study include: (a) lithologic, geophysical, and stratigraphic information, including the conceptual geologic models intrawell, ground water flow measurement (Tracejector tests) and (c) dedicated, submersible, sampling group elevations. Qualitative evaluation of these data indicate that the upper portion of the SRPA is both heterogeneous and anisotropic at the scale of the ICPP monitoring well network. Tracejector test results indicate that the hydraulic interconnection and spatial configuration of water-producing zones is extremely complex within the upper portion of the SRPA. The majority of ICPP monitoring wells currently are equipped to sample ground water only the upper lithostratigraphic intervals of the SRPA, primarily basalt flow groups E, EF, and F. Depth-specific hydrogeochemical sampling and analysis are necessary to determine if ground water quality varies significantly between the various lithostratigraphic units adjacent to individual sampling pumps.

Prahl, C.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical studies of a simple Coulomb blockade model  

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simple model of the Coulomb blockade is studied. In this model, two interacting electrons tunnel in a one-dimensional structure with two barriers in series. The two-particle, time-dependent Schrodinger equation is solved numerically. It is found... tunneling by the other, and the inside electron tunnels out only after the outside electron tunnels a second time. The distribution of the charge density for the two electrons is shown in a series of three-dimensional figures as a function of time. Also...

Shao, Jianfeng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of tannery industry wastewater treatment sludge gasification by artificial neural network modeling  

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Abstract This paper reports on the calorific value of synthetic gas (syngas) produced by gasification of dewatered sludge derived from treatment of tannery wastewater. Proximate and ultimate analyses of samples were performed. Thermochemical conversion alters the chemical structure of the waste. Dried air was used as a gasification agent at varying flow rates, which allowed the feedstock to be quickly converted into gas by means of different heterogeneous reactions. A lab-scale updraft fixed-bed steel reactor was used for thermochemical conversion of sludge samples. Artificial neural network (ANN) modeling techniques were used to observe variations in the syngas related to operational conditions. Modeled outputs showed that temporal changes of model predictions were in close accordance with real values. Correlation coefficients (r) showed that the ANN used in this study gave results with high sensitivity.

Atakan Ongen; H. Kurtulus Ozcan; Semiha Aray?c?

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Protection Agency's Model Building Code Noise Control Provisions and Economic Impact Study  

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The U.S. E.P.A. Office of Noise Abatement and Control has developed an eight step approach to abate noise in multi?family and educational buildings. The core of this program is the adoption and implementation of the E P.A.'s ModelNoise Control Provisions which can be adopted by state and local jurisdictions and inserted into their existing building codes. The Model Provisions contain recommended noise standards that the E.P.A. feels are practical and sufficient to reduce noise in an average community. A supporting study to the E.P.A.'s Building Code Program is an Economic Impact Study. This study presents a technique for evaluating the acoustical insulation costs defrayed by energy savings. The Cost Minimization Model developed by the National Bureau of Standards for the E.P.A. is also presented. In addition the N.B.S. is undertaking a Benefit Study for the E.P.A. designed to estimate both acoustical benefits to be derived from implementation of the E.P.A.s Model Building Code Noise Control Provisions by local officials and the number of people in their community who will receive these benefits.

C. Caccavari; F. J. Pesce; F. F. Rudder Jr.; S. W. Weber

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Modeling Studies for Active Storage Modules in the Calvert Cliffs ISFSI  

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Temperature measurements obtained for two storage modules in the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station’s Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) as part of the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign of the Department of Energy (DOE) were used to perform validation and sensitivity studies on detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of the concrete storage modules, including the dry storage canister within the modules. The storage modules in the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station’s ISFSI are a site-specific version of the standard NUHOMS® HSM. The two modules inspected each contained a 24P DSC loaded with 24 CE 14x14 spent fuel assemblies. The thermal analysis was performed using the STAR-CCM+ package, and the models developed for the specific ISFSI modules yielded temperature predictions in actual storage conditions for the concrete structure, the DSC and its contents, including preliminary estimates of fuel cladding temperatures for the used nuclear fuel. The results of this work demonstrate that existing CFD modeling tools can be used to obtain reasonable and accurate detailed representations of spent fuel storage systems with realistic decay heat loadings when the model omits specific conservatisms and bounding assumptions normally used in design-basis and safety-basis calculations. This paper presents sensitivity studies on modeling detail (for the storage module and the DSC), boundary conditions, and decay heat load, to evaluate the effect of the modeling approach on predicted temperatures and temperature distributions. Because nearly all degradation mechanisms for materials and structures comprising dry storage and transportation systems are dependent on temperature, accurate characterization of local temperatures and temperature gradients that the various components of these systems will experience over the entire storage period has been identified as a primary requirement for evaluation of very long term storage of used nuclear fuel.

Adkins, Harold E.; Fort, James A.; Suffield, Sarah R.; Cuta, Judith M.; Collins, Brian A.

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A design-for-environment study for plating processes -- Evaluations of wastewater precipitation and separation technologies  

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A wastewater pollution prevention study was performed for two plating processes. This study included wastewater precipitation process analysis, and evaluation of separation and recycling alternatives. The pollution prevention opportunity assessment goals are: to reduce and reuse wastewater, to develop a design-for-environment plating process, and to conduct a material life-cycle analysis (LCA) for selected materials and with well-defined boundary. From an analysis of coordination chemistry and a series of precipitation process tests, it was found that treatment with optimized pH and mixing rate, proper coprecipitants (such as iron salts), and chemical dosages were needed to dissociate metal ions from the chelated complexes (Cu-EDTA) in the wastewater. In this study, reverse osmosis and ion exchange, separation/recycling technologies were also evaluated. A water reclamation project with these two technologies was implemented. The analysis indicated, that with recycling systems, 33% of the wastewater could be reclaimed and more than 90% of reduction of copper in wastewater was achieved. With the LCA, a greener approach was implemented to reduce the wasted parts disposal problems.

Chang, L.Y. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DNA Nanostructures as Models for Evaluating the Role of Enthalpy and Entropy in Polyvalent Binding  

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DNA nanotechnology allows the design and construction of nanoscale objects that have finely tuned dimensions, orientation, and structure with remarkable ease and convenience. Synthetic DNA nanostructures can be precisely engineered to model a variety of molecules and systems, providing the opportunity to probe very subtle biophysical phenomena. In this study, several such synthetic DNA nanostructures were designed to serve as models to study the binding behavior of polyvalent molecules and gain insight into how small changes to the ligand/receptor scaffolds, intended to vary their conformational flexibility, will affect their association equilibrium. This approach has yielded a quantitative identification of the roles of enthalpy and entropy in the affinity of polyvalent DNA nanostructure interactions, which exhibit an intriguing compensating effect.

Nangreave, Jeanette; Yan, Hao; Liu, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of WIPP structural modeling capabilities based on comparisons with South Drift data  

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The creep response of rock salt around a long uniform excavation of rectangular cross-section has been computed with the structural finite element code SANCHO, and the results are compared with field data. The excavation, known as the South Drift, is part of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility. The geomechanical model used in the calculations is quite complex and includes constitutive models based on standard laboratory creep tests. Because closure and closure rate measurements are at least three times larger than computed values, a thorough investigation of the many parameters in the geomechanical model is presented. This investigation indicates that variations to parameters not related to the constitutive model for halite cannot produce the type of changes in the closure histories needed to produce good agreement with data. Thus, the reason for the discrepancy is attributed to the parameters in the constitutive model for halite. However, none of the halite parameters investigated could produce the measured behavior. Several areas for future study have been identified.

Morgan, H.S.; Stone, C.M.; Krieg, R.D.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adult Football Helmet Ratings A total of 15 adult football helmet models that have been evaluated using the STAR evaluation  

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Adult Football Helmet Ratings May 2012 A total of 15 adult football helmet models that have been STAR Value: 0.434 Cost: $179.95 3 Stars: Good Adult Football Helmet Ratings May 2012 Xenith X1 STAR Stars: Adequate Helmet Ratings #12;Adult Football Helmet Ratings May 2011 Note: Any player in any sport

Lu, Chang

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Building America Case Study: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings...  

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which community-scale energy savings can be evaluated based on results at the occupied test house level. To perform this evaluation, the research team collected data on...

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Multi-model Mean Nitrogen and Sulfur Deposition from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP): Evaluation of Historical and Projected Future Changes  

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We present multi-model global datasets of nitrogen and sulfate deposition covering time periods from 1850 to 2100, calculated within the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP). The computed deposition fluxes are compared to surface wet deposition and ice-core measurements. We use a new dataset of wet deposition for 2000-2002 based on critical assessment of the quality of existing regional network data. We show that for present-day (year 2000 ACCMIP time-slice), the ACCMIP results perform similarly to previously published multi-model assessments. The analysis of changes between 1980 and 2000 indicates significant differences between model and measurements over the United States, but less so over Europe. This difference points towards misrepresentation of 1980 NH3 emissions over North America. Based on ice-core records, the 1850 deposition fluxes agree well with Greenland ice cores but the change between 1850 and 2000 seems to be overestimated in the Northern Hemisphere for both nitrogen and sulfur species. Using the Representative Concentration Pathways to define the projected climate and atmospheric chemistry related emissions and concentrations, we find large regional nitrogen deposition increases in 2100 in Latin America, Africa and parts of Asia under some of the scenarios considered. Increases in South Asia are especially large, and are seen in all scenarios, with 2100 values more than double 2000 in some scenarios and reaching >1300 mgN/m2/yr averaged over regional to continental scale regions in RCP 2.6 and 8.5, ~30-50% larger than the values in any region currently (2000). Despite known issues, the new ACCMIP deposition dataset provides novel, consistent and evaluated global gridded deposition fields for use in a wide range of climate and ecological studies.

Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Dentener, Frank; McConnell, J.R.; Ro, C-U; Shaw, Mark; Vet, Robert; Bergmann, D.; Cameron-Smith, Philip; Dalsoren, S.; Doherty, R.; Faluvegi, G.; Ghan, Steven J.; Josse, B.; Lee, Y. H.; MacKenzie, I. A.; Plummer, David; Shindell, Drew; Skeie, R. B.; Stevenson, D. S.; Strode, S.; Zeng, G.; Curran, M.; Dahl-Jensen, D.; Das, S.; Fritzsche, D.; Nolan, M.

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transfer in the spin-boson model: A comparative study in the incoherent tunneling regime  

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We study the transfer of heat in the nonequilibrium spin-boson model with an Ohmic dissipation. In the nonadiabatic limit we derive a formula for the thermal conductance based on a rate equation formalism at the level of the noninteracting blip approximation, valid for temperatures T>TK, with TK as the Kondo temperature. We evaluate this expression analytically assuming either weak or strong couplings, and demonstrate that our results agree with exact relations. Far-from-equilibrium situations are further examined, showing a close correspondence to the linear response limit.

Dvira Segal

2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Water Vapor in the NCAR CAM3 Climate Model with RRTMG/McICA using Modeled and Observed AIRS Spectral Radiances  

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Water Vapor in the NCAR CAM3 Climate Model with Water Vapor in the NCAR CAM3 Climate Model with RRTMG/McICA using Modeled and Observed AIRS Spectral Radiances Michael J. Iacono, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., 131 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421 USA 1. Overview Objectives: * Evaluate water vapor and temperature simulation in two versions of CAM3 by comparing modeled and observed cloud-cleared AIRS spectral radiances. * Use spectral differences to verify comparisons between modeled water vapor and temperature and observed fields retrieved from AIRS radiances. Models: OSS: Optimal Spectral Sampling model developed at AER was used to simulate clear sky AIRS radiance spectra in CAM3. RRTMG/McICA: ARM-supported LW and SW radiative transfer model developed at AER for application to GCMs. RRTMG has been fully

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Activity based travel demand models as a tool for evaluating sustainable transportation policies  

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India is in the course of an economic transition. The economic growth nurtured the life in the cities and cities have become a major livelihood destination for everyone. This migration of people contributed to the increased urbanization of Indian cities. The booming economy fostered the well-being and shaped the lifestyle of people in such a way that the dependency on private vehicle has become an unavoidable affair. Along with population growth, the increased vehicle ownership gave rise to overall spurt in travel demand. But the supply side lagged behind the demand adding to many of the transport related externalities such as accidents, congestion, pollution, inequity etc. The importance of sustainability is understood in the current urban transport scenario leading to the development and promotion of sustainable transport polices. The core agenda of these polices is to target the travel behavior of people and change the way they travel by creating a different travel environment. However, the impacts of many such policies are either unknown or complex. Hence, before adopting and implementing such policies, it is important for the decision makers to be aware of the impacts of them. The role of travel demand models comes here as they predict the future travel demand under different policy scenarios. This paper reviews the ability of travel demand models applied in India in analyzing the sustainable transport policies. The study found that the conventional model system in India, which is trip based four step aggregate methodology, is inadequate in analyzing the sustainable transport policies. A review of alternative approach, known as activity based travel demand modeling found that they are capable of handling such policies better than conventional models and are assistive to the decision makers in arriving at right mix of polices specific to the situations. Since there is no operational activity based travel demand model system developed in India, the study at the end envisaged a conceptual framework of an integrated activity based travel demand model based on the requirements identified from the review. This can potentially replace the existing travel demand models and can be used for planning applications once the modification & validation have been done according to the existing activity-travel behavior of individuals.

Manoj Malayath; Ashish Verma

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Toy Model Study of Decay Trapping | Superconducting Magnet Division  

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A Toy Model Study of Decay Trapping, reported by Brett Parker A Toy Model Study of Decay Trapping, reported by Brett Parker Introduction A group from the BNL Superconducting Magnet Division is looking at various options for dipole magnets which would be suitable for use in a muon storage ring that is used as a neutrino factory. Since the useful neutrino beams from a neutrino factory come from straight sections it is desirable to minimize the rings arc circumference, in relation to straight section length, in order to ensure that the fraction of muons which decay in the straight section is as large as possible. Therefore superconducting magnets, with higher B-fields and smaller bend radii, are reasonable to consider for this application. Unfortunately the decay electrons generated along with the neutrinos carry on average about a third of the original

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Ecosystem dynamics at six contrasting sites: a generic modelling study  

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A pelagic marine ecosystem simulation model ERSEM-2004, developed from the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model (ERSEM II), is presented along with a parameter set applicable to six highly contrasting sites, ranging from a temperate mixed shelf station to a permanently stratified tropical deep-ocean station. The physical characteristics are simulated by direct coupling to a 1D vertically resolved turbulence model, parameterised for each site. A mathematical description of the pelagic ecosystem model is presented. Additions to ERSEM II's well resolved community and decoupling of gross production and ambient nutrient concentration include variable carbon to chlorophyll ratios, coupling of bacterial production to nutrient availability, improved resolution of the organic particulate and dissolved fractions and developments to the mesozooplankton description. Comparison of seasonally depth resolved and integrated properties illustrates that the model produces a wide range of community dynamics and structures that can be plausibly related to variations in mixing, temperature, irradiance and nutrient supply. The spatial–temporal variability in key environmental indicators only partially correlates with the spatial–temporal variability in community structure (?0.75) between spatial–temporal variability in community structure (biomass) and function (production). ERSEM-2004 is shown to be a robust model that is capable of representing a range of systems commonly described in the marine system. Consequently, the model is proposed as a potential basis for an ecosystem-based management tool that may, with appropriate physical representation, be applied over large geographic and temporal scales with utility to both heuristic and predictive studies of the marine lower trophic levels.

J.C. Blackford; J.I. Allen; F.J. Gilbert

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on Applicability of Numerical Simulation to Evaluation of Gas Entrainment From Free Surface  

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An onset condition of gas entrainment (GE) due to free surface vortex has been studied to establish a design of fast breeder reactor with higher coolant velocity than conventional designs, because the GE might cause the reactor operation instability and therefore should be avoided. The onset condition of the GE has been investigated experimentally and theoretically, however, dependency of the vortex type GE on local geometry configuration of each experimental system and local velocity distribution has prevented researchers from formulating the universal onset condition of the vortex type GE. A real scale test is considered as an accurate method to evaluate the occurrence of the vortex type GE, but the real scale test is generally expensive and not useful in the design study of large and complicated FBR systems, because frequent displacement of inner equipments accompanied by the design change is difficult in the real scale test. Numerical simulation seems to be promising method as an alternative to the real scale test. In this research, to evaluate the applicability of the numerical simulation to the design work, numerical simulations were conducted on the basic experimental system of the vortex type GE. This basic experiment consisted of rectangular flow channel and two important equipments for vortex type GE in the channel, i.e. vortex generation and suction equipments. Generated vortex grew rapidly interacting with the suction flow and the grown vortex formed a free surface dent (gas core). When the tip of the gas core or the bubbles detached from the tip of the gas core reached the suction mouth, the gas was entrained to the suction tube. The results of numerical simulation under the experimental conditions were compared to the experiment in terms of velocity distributions and free surface shape. As a result, the numerical simulation showed qualitatively good agreement with experimental data. The numerical simulation results were similar to the experimental results in terms of the shape of free surface dent and the velocity distribution around the vortex, although the GE itself was not completely reproduced due to a lack of enough mesh partition. After confirming the applicability of the numerical simulation to the GE evaluation, several parameters, such as suction velocity and a configuration around suction mouth, were numerically examined to evaluate their influence on the GE. The tendencies of the GE occurrence enhanced by larger suction velocity or suction mouth on bottom surface enhance occurrence of the GE were obtained from the simulation results. These simulation results implied that the numerical simulation has enough potential to be used for the design work. (authors)

Kei Ito; Takaaki Sakai; Hiroyuki Ohshima [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1995 Study and evaluation of fugitive and diffuse emissions from the 200 East Area at the Hanford Site  

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The objective of this study is to evaluate Hanford`s major diffuse emission sources in the 200 East Area and evaluate the effectiveness of monitoring these sources collectively. The results from this evaluation may also be utilized to demonstrate Westinghouse`s compliance status with the applicable air emissions regulations and determine if additional studies and/or evaluations are necessary. Air sampling will be conducted downwind of the 200 East Area. This site has been chosen as being representative of most large diffuse sources located on the Hanford waste sites. A review of the 1993 ambient air data indicated that {sup 137}C was detectable in this area. This study will take place during February to August of 1995. This time period will enable the collection of sufficient data to assess diffuse radionuclide emissions from the 200 East Area waste sites. This study will use existing ambient air monitoring stations supplemented with temporary air monitoring stations. Plots of the 1993 average concentrations of {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr collected from the existing stations may be found in Appendix A. Upon completion of this evaluation a recommendation will be made to perform additional sampling studies, or to discontinue further data gathering based on the evaluation`s results.

Schmidt, J.W.; Gleckler, B.P.

1995-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Model electrode structures for studies of electrocatalyst degradation.  

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells are being extensively studied as power sources because of their technological advantages such as high energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. The most effective catalyst in these systems consists of nanoparticles of Pt or Pt-based alloys on carbon supports. Understanding the role of the nanoparticle size and structure on the catalytic activity and degradation is needed to optimize the fuel cell performance and reduce the noble metal loading. One of the more significant causes of fuel cell performance degradation is the cathode catalyst deactivation. There are four mechanisms considered relevant to the loss of electrochemically active surface area of Pt in the fuel cell electrodes that contribute to cathode catalyst degradation including: catalyst particle sintering such as Ostwald ripening, migration and coalescence, carbon corrosion and catalyst dissolution. Most approaches to study this catalyst degradation utilize membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), which results in a complex system where it is difficult to deconvolute the effects of the metal nanoparticles. Our research addresses catalyst degradation by taking a fundamental approach to study electrocatalyst using model supports. Nanostructured particle arrays are engineered directly onto planar glassy carbon electrodes. These model electrocatalyst structures are applied to electrochemical activity measurements using a rotating disk electrode and surface characterization by scanning electron microscopy. Sample transfer between these measurement techniques enables examination of the same catalyst area before and after electrochemical cycling. This is useful to probe relationships between electrochemical activity and catalyst structure such as particle size and spacing. These model systems are applied to accelerated aging studies of activity degradation. We will present our work demonstrating the mechanistic aspects of catalyst degradation using this simplified geometric system. The active surface area loss observed in repeated cyclic voltammetry is explained through characterization and imaging of the same RDE electrode structures throughout the aging process.

St. Pierre, Jean (University of South Carolina); Atanassov, Plamen Borissov (University of New Mexico); Datye, Abhaya K. (University of New Mexico); Goeke, Ronald S. (University of New Mexico)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distant origins of Arctic black carbon: A Goddard Institute for Space Studies ModelE experiment  

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profile, cloud temperature and amount, the seasonal cycle, and the tropopause level and accelerating polar ice melting. We use the Goddard Institute for Space Studies general circulation model to investigate is generally assumed. Citation: Koch, D., and J. Hansen (2005), Distant origins of Arctic black carbon

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Development and Update of Models for Long-Term Energy and GHG Impact Evaluation  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

349

Case study field evaluation of a systems approach to retrofitting a residential HVAC system  

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This case study focusing on a residence in northern California was undertaken as a demonstration of the potential of a systems approach to HVAC retrofits. The systems approach means that other retrofits that can affect the HVAC system are also considered. For example, added building envelope insulation reduces building loads so that smaller capacity HVAC system can be used. Secondly, we wanted to examine the practical issues and interactions with contractors and code officials required to accomplish the systems approach because it represents a departure from current practice. We identified problems in the processes of communication and installation of the retrofit that led to compromises in the final energy efficiency of the HVAC system. These issues must be overcome in order for HVAC retrofits to deliver the increased performance that they promise. The experience gained in this case study was used to optimize best practices guidelines for contractors (Walker 2003) that include building diagnostics and checklists as tools to assist in ensuring the energy efficiency of ''house as a system'' HVAC retrofits. The best practices guidelines proved to be an excellent tool for evaluating the eight existing homes in this study, and we received positive feedback from many potential users who reviewed and used them. In addition, we were able to substantially improve the energy efficiency of the retrofitted case study house by adding envelope insulation, a more efficient furnace and air conditioner, an economizer and by reducing duct leakage.

Walker, Iain S.; McWiliams, Jennifer A.; Konopacki, Steven J.

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

PET Motion Compensation for Radiation Therapy Using a CT-Based Mid-Position Motion Model: Methodology and Clinical Evaluation  

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Purpose: Four-dimensional positron emission tomography (4D PET) imaging of the thorax produces sharper images with reduced motion artifacts. Current radiation therapy planning systems, however, do not facilitate 4D plan optimization. When images are acquired in a 2-minute time slot, the signal-to-noise ratio of each 4D frame is low, compromising image quality. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate the construction of mid-position 3D PET scans, with motion compensated using a 4D computed tomography (CT)-derived motion model. Methods and Materials: All voxels of 4D PET were registered to the time-averaged position by using a motion model derived from the 4D CT frames. After the registration the scans were summed, resulting in a motion-compensated 3D mid-position PET scan. The method was tested with a phantom dataset as well as data from 27 lung cancer patients. Results: PET motion compensation using a CT-based motion model improved image quality of both phantoms and patients in terms of increased maximum SUV (SUV{sub max}) values and decreased apparent volumes. In homogenous phantom data, a strong relationship was found between the amplitude-to-diameter ratio and the effects of the method. In heterogeneous patient data, the effect correlated better with the motion amplitude. In case of large amplitudes, motion compensation may increase SUV{sub max} up to 25% and reduce the diameter of the 50% SUV{sub max} volume by 10%. Conclusions: 4D CT-based motion-compensated mid-position PET scans provide improved quantitative data in terms of uptake values and volumes at the time-averaged position, thereby facilitating more accurate radiation therapy treatment planning of pulmonary lesions.

Kruis, Matthijs F.; Kamer, Jeroen B. van de; Houweling, Antonetta C.; Sonke, Jan-Jakob; Belderbos, José S.A.; Herk, Marcel van, E-mail: m.v.herk@nki.nl

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model evaluation of geochemically induced swelling/shrinkage in argillaceous formations for nuclear waste disposal  

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Abstract Argillaceous formations are being considered as host rocks for geologic disposal of nuclear waste in a number of countries. One advantage of emplacing nuclear waste in such formations is the potential self-sealing capability of clay due to swelling, which is of particular importance for the sealing and healing of disturbed rock zones (DRZ). It is therefore necessary to understand and be able to predict the changes in swelling properties within clay rock near the waste-emplacement tunnel. In this paper, considering that the clay rock formation is mostly under saturated conditions and the swelling property changes are mostly due to geochemical changes, we propose a modeling method that links a THC simulator with a swelling module that is based on diffuse double layer theory. Simulations were conducted to evaluate the geochemically induced changes in the swelling properties of the clay rock. Our findings are as follows: (1) geochemically induced swelling/shrinkage occurs exclusively in the EBS–clay formation interface, within a few meters from the waste-emplacement tunnels; (2) swelling/shrinkage-induced porosity changes are generally much smaller than those caused by mineral precipitation/dissolution processes; (3) geochemically induced swelling/shrinkage of the host clay rock is affected by variations in the pore water chemistry, exchangeable cations, and smectite abundance. Neglecting any of these three factors might lead to a miscalculation of the geochemically induced swelling pressure.

Liange Zheng; Jonny Rutqvist; Hui-Hai Liu; Jens T. Birkholzer; Eric Sonnenthal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Modeling aerosols and their interactions with shallow cumuli during the 2007 CHAPS field study  

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The Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with chemistry (WRF-Chem) is used to simulate relationships between aerosols and clouds in the vicinity of Oklahoma City during the June 2007 Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Processing Study (CHAPS). The regional scale simulation completed using 2 km horizontal grid spacing evaluates four important relationships between aerosols and shallow cumulus clouds observed during CHAPS. First, the model reproduces the trends of higher nitrate volume fractions in cloud droplet residuals compared to interstitial non-activated aerosols, as measured using the Aerosol Mass Spectrometer. Comparing simulations with cloud chemistry turned on and off, we show that nitric acid vapor uptake by cloud droplets explains the higher nitrate content of cloud droplet residuals. Second, as documented using an offline code, both aerosol water and other inorganics (OIN), which are related to dust and crustal emissions, significantly affect predicted aerosol optical properties. Reducing the OIN content of wet aerosols by 50% significantly improves agreement of model predictions with measurements of aerosol optical properties. Third, the simulated hygroscopicity of aerosols is too high as compared to their hygroscopicity derived from cloud condensation nuclei and particle size distribution measurements, indicating uncertainties associated with simulating size-dependent chemical composition and treatment of aerosol mixing state within the model. Fourth, the model reasonably represents the observations of the first aerosol indirect effect where pollutants in the vicinity of Oklahoma City increase cloud droplet number concentrations and decrease the droplet effective radius. While previous studies have often focused on cloud-aerosol interactions in stratiform and deep convective clouds, this study highlights the ability of regional-scale models to represent some of the important aspects of cloud-aerosol interactions associated with fields of short-lived shallow cumuli.

Shrivastava, ManishKumar B.; Berg, Larry K.; Fast, Jerome D.; Easter, Richard C.; Laskin, Alexander; Chapman, Elaine G.; Gustafson, William I.; Liu, Ying; Berkowitz, Carl M.

2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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PAPER STUDY EVALUATIONS OF THE INTRODUCTION OF SMALL COLUMN ION EXCHANGE WASTE STREAMS TO THE DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY  

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The objective of this paper study is to provide guidance on the impact of Monosodium Titanate (MST) and Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) streams from the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) process on the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) flowsheet and glass waste form. A series of waste processing scenarios was evaluated, including projected compositions of Sludge Batches 8 through 17 (SB8 through SB17), MST additions, CST additions to Tank 40 or to a sludge batch preparation tank (Tank 42 or Tank 51, referred to generically as Tank 51 in this report), streams from the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF), and two canister production rates. A wide array of potential glass frit compositions was used to support this assessment. The sludge and frit combinations were evaluated using the predictive models in the current DWPF Product Composition Control System (PCCS). The results were evaluated based on the number of frit compositions available for a particular sludge composition scenario. A large number of candidate frit compositions (e.g., several dozen to several hundred) is typically a good indicator of a sludge composition for which there is flexibility in forming an acceptable waste glass and meeting canister production rate commitments. The MST and CST streams will significantly increase the concentrations of certain components in glass, such as Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}, TiO{sub 2}, and ZrO{sub 2}, to levels much higher than have been previously processed at DWPF. Therefore, several important assumptions, described in detail in the report, had to be made in performing the evaluations. The results of the paper studies, which must be applied carefully given the assumptions made concerning the impact of higher Ti, Zr, and Nb concentrations on model validity, provided several observations: (1) There was difficulty in identifying a reasonable number of candidate frits (and in some cases an inability to identify any candidate frits) when a waste loading of 40% is targeted for Sludge Batches 8, 16, and 17, regardless of the addition of SCIX or SWPF streams. This indicates that the blending strategy for these sludge batches should be reevaluated by Savannah River Remediation (SRR). (2) In general, candidate frits were available to accommodate CST additions to either Tank 40 or Tank 51. A larger number of candidate frits were typically available for the sludge batches when CST is added to Tank 51 rather than Tank 40, meaning that more compositional flexibility would be available for frit selection and DWPF operation. Note however that for SB8 and SB17, no candidate frits were available to accommodate CST going to Tank 40 with and without SWPF streams. The addition of SWPF streams generally improves the number of candidate frits available for processing of a given sludge batch. (3) The change in production rate from 40 Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) batches per year (i.e., the current production rate) to 75 SRAT batches per year, without SWPF streams included, had varied results in terms of the number of candidate frits available for processing of a given sludge batch. Therefore, this variable is not of much concern in terms of incorporating the SCIX streams. Note that the evaluation at 75 SRAT batches per year (approximately equivalent to 325 canisters per year) is more conservative in terms of the impact of SCIX streams as compared to a production rate of 400 canisters per year. Overall, the outcome of this paper study shows no major issues with the ability to identify an acceptable glass processing window when CST from the SCIX process is transferred to either Tank 40 or Tank 51. The assumptions used and the model limitations identified in this report must be addressed through further experimental studies, which are currently being performed. As changes occur to the planned additions of MST and CST, or to the sludge batch preparation strategy, additional evaluations will be performed to determine the potential impacts. As stated above, the issues with Sludge Batches 8, 16, and 17 should be further evaluated by SRR. A

Fox, K.; Edwards, T.; Stone, M.; Koopman, D.

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal Title: Modeling stroke in the female nonhuman primate to evaluate gender differences. I. Summary and Significance.  

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Proposal Title: Modeling stroke in the female nonhuman primate to evaluate gender differences. I. Summary and Significance. Stroke kills more women today than breast cancer and AIDS combined and unfortunately none of the available clinical treatments are very effective. While the incidence of stroke

Chapman, Michael S.

355

Towards evaluating the map literacy of planners in 2D maps and 3D models in South Africa  

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1 Towards evaluating the map literacy of planners in 2D maps and 3D models in South Africa, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Metereology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa 2 GIScience Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Abstract South Africa is faced

�öltekin, Arzu

356

Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model (GEM) for Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Applications  

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Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model with a photosynthesis-based scheme and still achieve dynamically consistent results. To demonstrate this transformative potential, the authors developed and coupled a photosynthesis, gas exchange­based surface evapotranspiration

Niyogi, Dev

357

The Study of New Energy Electric Automobile Project Feasibility Degree Evaluation Method  

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In this paper, we combine the status of electric vehicle with its development and future trends. ... ,and give priority to objective evaluation, built electric vehicle project feasible degree evaluation index sys...

Kefei Wang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Neutron scattering studies and modeling of high mobility group 14 core nucleosome complex  

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Neutron scattering studies and modeling of high mobility...were studied by use of small-angle neutron scattering techniques. By varying the H2O...occurring in active nucleosomes. Neutron scattering studies and modeling of high mobility...

E C Uberbacher; J K Mardian; R M Rossi; D E Olins; G J Bunick

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical Simulation Based Evaluation of Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) Design Models  

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19 Figure 3.1 Sketchup model of the simulated officemodel simulated. Figure 3.1 Sketchup model of the simulated

Basu, Chandrayee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Evaluation of Clear Sky Models for Satellite-Based Irradiance Estimates  

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This report describes an intercomparison of three popular broadband clear sky solar irradiance model results with measured data, as well as satellite-based model clear sky results compared to measured clear sky data. The authors conclude that one of the popular clear sky models (the Bird clear sky model developed by Richard Bird and Roland Hulstrom) could serve as a more accurate replacement for current satellite-model clear sky estimations. Additionally, the analysis of the model results with respect to model input parameters indicates that rather than climatological, annual, or monthly mean input data, higher-time-resolution input parameters improve the general clear sky model performance.

Sengupta, M.; Gotseff, P.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designability, thermodynamic stability, and dynamics in protein folding: A lattice model study  

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Designability, thermodynamic stability, and dynamics in protein folding: A lattice model study Re October 1998 In the framework of a lattice-model study of protein folding, we investigate the interplay model. Lattice models have been widely used in the study of protein folding dynamics.2­8 The main

Levine, Alex J.

362

Design study and comparative evaluation of JSFR failed fuel detection system  

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A conceptual design study of an advanced sodium-cooled fast reactor JSFR has progressed in the 'Fast Reactor Cycle Technology Development (FaCT) 'project in Japan. JSFR has two failed fuel detection systems in the core. One is a failed fuel detection (FFD) system which continuously monitors a fission product from failed fuel subassembly. The other is a failed fuel detection and location (FFDL) system which locates when it receives signals from FFD. The FFD system consists of a FFD-DN which detects delayed neutron (DN) in sodium and a FFD-CG which detects fission products in the cover gas of the reactor vessel. In this study, requirements to the FFD-DN and the FFD-DN design to meet the requirements were investigated for the commercial and demonstration JSFR. In the commercial JSFR, a sampling type FFD which collects sodium from the reactor vessel by sampling lines for DN detectors was adopted. The performances have been investigated and confirmed by a fluid analysis in the reactor upper plenum. In the demonstration JSFR, the performance of DN detectors installed on the primary cold-leg piping has been confirmed. For the FFDL systems, experiences in the previous fast reactors and the R and D of FFDL system for JSFR were investigated. This study focuses on the Selector-Valve and the Tagging-Gas FFDL systems. Operation experiences of the Selector-valve FFDL system were accumulated in PFR and Phenix. Tagging-gas system experiences were accumulated in EBR-II and FFTF. The feasibility of both FFDL systems for JSFR was evaluated. (authors)

Aizawa, K.; Chikazawa, Y.; Ishikawa, N. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency JAEA, 4002 Narita, Oarai, Higashi-ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki 311-1393 (Japan); Kubo, S. [Japan Atomic Power Company JAPC (Japan); Okazaki, H.; Mito, M. [Mitsubishi FBR Systems, Inc. MFBR (Japan); Tozawa, K. [Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan); Hayashi, M. [MitsubishiElectric Corporation (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Study on Revolving Reserve Optimization Model Considering Demand Response  

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Traditional dispatching model could not suit the requirement in power market, optimal dispatching model considering demand response has been established by using optimal theories...

Na Yu; Guoqing Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Evaluation Report for Corrective Action Unit 98: Frenchman Flat, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada, Revision 1  

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Model evaluation focused solely on the PIN STRIPE and MILK SHAKE underground nuclear tests’ contaminant boundaries (CBs) because they had the largest extent, uncertainty, and potential consequences. The CAMBRIC radionuclide migration experiment also had a relatively large CB, but because it was constrained by transport data (notably Well UE-5n), there was little uncertainty, and radioactive decay reduced concentrations before much migration could occur. Each evaluation target and the associated data-collection activity were assessed in turn to determine whether the new data support, or demonstrate conservatism of, the CB forecasts. The modeling team—in this case, the same team that developed the Frenchman Flat geologic, source term, and groundwater flow and transport models—analyzed the new data and presented the results to a PER committee. Existing site understanding and its representation in numerical groundwater flow and transport models was evaluated in light of the new data and the ability to proceed to the CR stage of long-term monitoring and institutional control.

Ruskauff, Greg; Marutzky, Sam

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Climate Studies with a Multi-Layer Energy Balance Model. Part I: Model Description and Sensitivity to the Solar Constant  

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A nine-layer, zonally averaged, steady-state model has been developed for use in climate sensitivity studies. The model is based upon thermal energy balance and includes recently developed accurate treatment of radiative transfer, parameterized ...

Li Peng; Ming-Dah Chou; Albert Arking

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Mechanistic Study of the Acid Degradation of Lignin Model Compounds  

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Lignin is a major constituent of biomass, which remains underutilized in selective biomass conversion strategies to renewable fuels and chemicals. Here we are interested in understanding the mechanisms related to the acid deconstruction of lignin with a combined theoretical and experimental approach. Two model dimers with a b-O-4 aryl ether linkage (2-phenoxy-1-phenethanol and 2-phenoxy-1-phenyl-1,3 propanediol) and model dimmers with an a-O-4 aryl ether linkage were synthesized and deconstructed in H2SO4. The major products of the acidolysis of the b-O-4 compounds consisted of phenol and two aldehydes, phenylacetaldehyde and benzaldehyde. Quantum mechanical calculations were employed to elucidate possible deconstruction mechanisms with transition state theory. To confirm proposed mechanisms several possible intermediates were studied under similar acidolysis conditions. Although the resonance time for cleavage was on the order several hours, we have shown that the cleavage of the aryl ether linkage affords phenol and aldehydes. We would next like to utilize our mechanism of aryl ether cleavage in actual lignin.

Sturgeon, M.; Kim, S.; Chmely, S. C.; Foust, T. D.; Beckham, G. T.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Joint Genome Institute: Model Microbial Community for Studying  

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October 22, 2009 October 22, 2009 Model Microbial Community for Studying Expanding Dead Zones Characterized WALNUT CREEK, CA-Among the many changes in the ocean is the expansion of oxygen-deficient or oxygen minimum zones (OMZs), also known as dead zones, which affect the processes by which carbon is captured and sequestered on the seafloor and alter the microbial activities that impact the rate and magnitude of ocean carbon sequestration. Despite the importance of these effects, very little is known about the metabolism of OMZ microbes and how they respond to environmental changes. In the Oct. 23 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the University of British Columbia and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) describe the metagenome of an abundant but

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Case Study: Evaluating Liquid v. Air Cooling in the Maui High...  

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Liquid Cooling v. Air Cooling Evaluation in the Maui High Performance Computing Center Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program By Lawrence...

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How do healthcare consumers process and evaluate comparative healthcare information? A qualitative study using cognitive interviews  

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To date, online public healthcare reports have not been effectively used by consumers. Therefore, we qualitatively examined how healthcare consumers process and evaluate comparative healthcare information on t...

Olga C Damman; Michelle Hendriks; Jany Rademakers; Diana MJ Delnoij…

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Hydrogen production from methane and solar energy – Process evaluations and comparison studies  

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Abstract Three conventional and novel hydrogen and liquid fuel production schemes, i.e. steam methane reforming (SMR), solar SMR, and hybrid solar-redox processes are investigated in the current study. H2 (and liquid fuel) productivity, energy conversion efficiency, and associated CO2 emissions are evaluated based on a consistent set of process conditions and assumptions. The conventional SMR is estimated to be 68.7% efficient (HHV) with 90% CO2 capture. Integration of solar energy with methane in solar SMR and hybrid solar-redox processes is estimated to result in up to 85% reduction in life-cycle CO2 emission for hydrogen production as well as 99–122% methane to fuel conversion efficiency. Compared to the reforming-based schemes, the hybrid solar-redox process offers flexibility and 6.5–8% higher equivalent efficiency for liquid fuel and hydrogen co-production. While a number of operational parameters such as solar absorption efficiency, steam to methane ratio, operating pressure, and steam conversion can affect the process performances, solar energy integrated methane conversion processes have the potential to be efficient and environmentally friendly for hydrogen (and liquid fuel) production.

Feng He; Fanxing Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Evaluation of Collector Well Configurations to Model Hydrodynamics in Riverbank Filtration and Groundwater Remediation  

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to better visualize and understand the findings generated by the model. The original model created in section 4.1 was designed by Dugat [2009]. Modifications to the original model are expanded upon in section 4.2. Figures 3-4 show the basic set-up... to better visualize and understand the findings generated by the model. The original model created in section 4.1 was designed by Dugat [2009]. Modifications to the original model are expanded upon in section 4.2. Figures 3-4 show the basic set-up...

De Leon, Tiffany Lucinda

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

372

Modelling renewable electric resources: A case study of wind  

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The central issue facing renewables in the integrated resource planning process is the appropriate assessment of the value of renewables to utility systems. This includes their impact on both energy and capacity costs (avoided costs), and on emissions and environmental impacts, taking account of the reliability, system characteristics, interactions (in dispatch), seasonality, and other characteristics and costs of the technologies. These are system-specific considerations whose relationships may have some generic implications. In this report, we focus on the reliability contribution of wind electric generating systems, measured as the amount of fossil capacity they can displace while meeting the system reliability criterion. We examine this issue for a case study system at different wind characteristics and penetration, for different years, with different system characteristics, and with different modelling techniques. In an accompanying analysis we also examine the economics of wind electric generation, as well as its emissions and social costs, for the case study system. This report was undertaken for the {open_quotes}Innovative IRP{close_quotes} program of the U.S. Department of Energy, and is based on work by both Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Tellus Institute, including America`s Energy Choices and the UCS Midwest Renewables Project.

Bernow, S.; Biewald, B.; Hall, J.; Singh, D. [Tellus Institute, Boston, MA (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Study of Modeling and Simulating for Picking Manipulator Based on Modelica  

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In order to process the study of Picking Manipulator for litchi, multi-field unified modeling language Modelica is used to model and simulate Picking ... , the process of modeling Picking Manipulator under Modelica

Yan Chen; Shuang Jin; Xiang-jun Zou; Dong-fen Xu…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Application of price uncertainty quantification models and their impacts on project evaluations  

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(EIA),16 the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is projected to average $68 per barrel in both 2006 and 2007. 2.2 Uncertainty in Petroleum Project Evaluations The literature indicates an informal distinction between ?risk...

Fariyibi, Festus Lekan

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

375

A model to evaluate the coupling characteristics from a coaxial line into a cylindrical waveguide  

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The current method of evaluating the coupling characteristics for a resonant microwave cavity sensor, such as that for the Flexured Mass Accelerometer, is limited to finite-element analysis, which takes approximately five ...

Youn, Michelle S. (Michelle Soyeoun), 1979-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global precipitation retrieval algorithm trained for SSMIS using a numerical weather prediction model: Design and evaluation  

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This paper presents and evaluates a global precipitation retrieval algorithm for the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). It is based on those developed earlier for the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) ...

Surussavadee, Chinnawat

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Electric utility engineer`s FGD manual -- Volume 2: Major mechanical equipment; FGD proposal evaluations; Use of FGDPRISM in FGD system modification, proposal, evaluation, and design; FGD system case study. Final report  

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Part 2 of this manual provides the electric utility engineer with detailed technical information on some of the major mechanical equipment used in the FGD system. The objectives of Part 2 are the following: to provide the electric utility engineer with information on equipment that may be unfamiliar to him, including ball mills, vacuum filters, and mist eliminators; and to identify the unique technique considerations imposed by an FGD system on more familiar electric utility equipment such as fans, gas dampers, piping, valves, and pumps. Part 3 provides an overview of the recommended procedures for evaluating proposals received from FGD system vendors. The objectives are to provide procedures for evaluating the technical aspects of proposals, and to provide procedures for determining the total costs of proposals considering both initial capital costs and annual operating and maintenance costs. The primary objective of Part 4 of this manual is to provide the utility engineer who has a special interest in the capabilities of FGDPRISM [Flue Gas Desulfurization PRocess Integration and Simulation Model] with more detailed discussions of its uses, requirements, and limitations. Part 5 is a case study in using this manual in the preparation of a purchase specification and in the evaluation of proposals received from vendors. The objectives are to demonstrate how the information contained in Parts 1 and 2 can be used to improve the technical content of an FGD system purchase specification; to demonstrate how the techniques presented in Part 3 can be used to evaluate proposals received in response to the purchase specification; and to illustrate how the FGDPRISM computer program can be used to establish design parameters for the specification and evaluate vendor designs.

NONE

1996-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

378

An effectiveness evaluation model for the web-based marketing of the airline industry  

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In the air transportation industry the web-based marketing has already been widely applied to service the frequent customers as well as to attract new customers. For it, normally the airlines must invest amount of enterprise resources to develop the ... Keywords: Analytic Network Process (ANP), Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL), Multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM), VlseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR), Web-based marketing, Website evaluation

Wen-Hsien Tsai; Wen-Chin Chou; Jun-Der Leu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Tang, Zhaoxiang

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Implementing and Evaluating the Common Information Model in a Relational and RDF-based Database  

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During the last decade, the Common Information Model (CIM) has evolved to an extensive ontology for the domain of energy markets. As the CIM does only offer an UML model for ... Therefore, it is necessary to crea...

Stefan Schulte; Rainer Berbner…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Modeled and Measured Energy Savings in Existing All Electric Public Housing in the Pacific Northwest  

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This project analyzes the cost effectiveness of energy savings measures installed by a large public housing authority in Salishan, a community in Tacoma Washington. Research focuses on the modeled and measured energy usage of the first six phases of construction, and compares the energy usage of those phases to phase 7. Market-ready energy solutions were also evaluated to improve the efficiency of affordable housing for new and existing (built since 2001) affordable housing in the marine climate of Washington State.

Gordon, A.; Lubliner, M.; Howard, L.; Kunkle, R.; Salzberg, E.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Degradation of Bimetallic Model Electrocatalysts ___ an in situ XAS Study  

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One of the major challenges in the development of clean energy fuel cells is the performance degradation of the electrocatalyst, which, apart from poisoning effects, can suffer from corrosion due to its exposure to a harsh environment under high potentials. In this communication, we demonstrate how interactions of Pt with a transition metal support affect not only, as commonly intended, the catalytic activity, but also the reactivity of Pt towards oxide formation or dissolution. We use two well-defined single-crystal model systems, Pt/Rh(111) and Pt/Au(111) and a unique x-ray spectroscopy technique with enhanced energy resolution to monitor the potential-dependent oxidation state of Pt, and find two markedly different oxidation mechanisms on the two different substrates. This information can be of great significance for future design of more active and more stable catalysts. We have studied the potential-induced degradation of Pt monolayer model electrocatalysts on Rh(111) and Au(111) single-crystal substrates. The anodic formation of Pt oxides was monitored using in situ high energy resolution fluorescence detection x-ray absorption spectroscopy (HERFD XAS). Although Pt was deposited on both substrates in a three-dimensional island growth mode, we observed remarkable differences during oxide formation that can only be understood in terms of strong Pt-substrate interactions throughout the Pt islands. Anodic polarization of Pt/Rh(111) up to +1.6 V vs. RHE (reversible hydrogen electrode) leads to formation an incompletely oxidized passive layer, whereas formation of PtO2 and partial Pt dissolution is observed for Pt/Au(111).

Friebel, Daniel

2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

383

A sensitivity study of the WRF model in wind simulation for an area of high wind energy  

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The performance of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model in wind simulation was evaluated under different numerical and physical options for an area of Portugal, located in complex terrain and characterized by its significant wind energy resource. The grid nudging and integration time of the simulations were the tested numerical options. Since the goal is to simulate the near-surface wind, the physical parameterization schemes regarding the boundary layer were the ones under evaluation. Also, the influences of the local terrain complexity and simulation domain resolution on the model results were also studied. Data from three wind measuring stations located within the chosen area were compared with the model results, in terms of Root Mean Square Error, Standard Deviation Error and Bias. Wind speed histograms, occurrences and energy wind roses were also used for model evaluation. Globally, the model accurately reproduced the local wind regime, despite a significant underestimation of the wind speed. The wind direction is reasonably simulated by the model especially in wind regimes where there is a clear dominant sector, but in the presence of low wind speeds the characterization of the wind direction (observed and simulated) is very subjective and led to higher deviations between simulations and observations. Within the tested options, results show that the use of grid nudging in simulations that should not exceed an integration time of 2 days is the best numerical configuration, and the parameterization set composed by the physical schemes MM5–Yonsei University–Noah are the most suitable for this site. Results were poorer in sites with higher terrain complexity, mainly due to limitations of the terrain data supplied to the model. The increase of the simulation domain resolution alone is not enough to significantly improve the model performance. Results suggest that error minimization in the wind simulation can be achieved by testing and choosing a suitable numerical and physical configuration for the region of interest together with the use of high resolution terrain data, if available.

David Carvalho; Alfredo Rocha; Moncho Gómez-Gesteira; Carlos Santos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

On the Use of the Modelling System GAMS at an Energy Study Centre  

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......V. M. de Lange of the Energy Study Centre for sharing...linear programming model for energy system analysis. Report...National Laboratory, Upton, New York. [6] KENDRICK, D...LEV, B. (Ed.) 1983 Energy Models and Studies. Amsterdam......

J. J. BISSCHOP; F. VAN OOSTVOORN

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Evaluation of the numerical stability and sensitivity to material parameter variations for several unified constitutive models  

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Material Constants Used In Bodner's Model For Hastelloy-X at 1800' F . Naterial Constants Used In Walker's Model For Hastelloy-X at 1800' F . Material Constants Used In Krieg's Model For Hastelloy-X at 1800 F . Material Constants Used In Miller...'s Model For Hastelloy-X at 1800' F . Page 18 26 30 35 LIST OF FIGURES Fi gure Plots Used to Obtain Material Parameters For Bodner's Model . Page T6 Back Stress and True Stress-Strain Curve Used in Walker's Theory. Plot Used to Determine...

Imbrie, Peter Kenneth

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Evaluation of models for numerical simulation of the non-neutral region of sheath plasma  

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Four different electron models are used to simulate the nonequilibrium plasma flow around a representative cylindrical Faraday probe geometry. Each model is implemented in a two-dimensional axisymmetric hybrid electron fluid and particle in cell method. The geometric shadowing model is derived from kinetic theory on the basis that physical obstruction of part of the velocity distribution leads to many of the expected sheath features. The Boltzmann electron fluid model relates the electron density to the plasma potential through the Boltzmann relation. The non-neutral detailed electron fluid model is derived from the electron conservation equations under the assumption of neutrality, and then modified to include non-neutral effects through the electrostatic Poisson equation. The Poisson-consistent detailed electron fluid model is also derived from the conservation equations and the electrostatic Poisson equation, but uses an alternative method that is inherently non-neutral from the outset. Simulations using the geometric shadowing and non-neutral detailed models do not yield satisfactory sheath structures, indicating that these models are not appropriate for sheath simulations. Simulations using the Boltzmann and Poisson-consistent models produce sheath structures that are in excellent agreement with the planar Bohm sheath solution near the centerline of the probe. The computational time requirement for the Poisson-consistent model is much higher than for the Boltzmann model and becomes prohibitive for larger domains.

Boerner, Jeremiah J.; Boyd, Iain D. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, FXB Building, 1320 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

Study of a Model Equation in Detonation Theory  

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Here we analyze properties of an equation that we previously proposed to model the dynamics of unstable detonation waves [A. R. Kasimov, L. M. Faria, and R. R. Rosales, Model for shock wave chaos, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110 ...

Faria, Luiz M.

388

A Comparative Study of Estimation Models for Satellite Relative Motion  

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increases, the linear models begin to diverge greatly from the true response. The additional two models (the biased CW equations, and the linear STM) show decent performance under specific conditions. The former accounts for some of the unaccounted...

Desai, Uri

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

389

Integrating usability requirements that can be evaluated in design time into Model Driven Engineering of Web Information Systems  

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In recent years, Web Engineering development projects have grown increasingly complex for and critical to the smooth running of organizations. However, recent studies reveal that a high percentage of these projects fail to attain the quality parameters ... Keywords: Requirements metamodelling, Software quality, Usability evaluation, Web engineering

Fernando Molina; Ambrosio Toval

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Modelling the effects of climate change on the energy system—A case study of Norway  

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The overall objective of this work is to identify the effects of climate change on the Norwegian energy system towards 2050. Changes in the future wind- and hydro-power resource potential, and changes in the heating and cooling demand are analysed to map the effects of climate change. The impact of climate change is evaluated with an energy system model, the MARKAL Norway model, to analyse the future cost optimal energy system. Ten climate experiments, based on five different global models and six emission scenarios, are used to cover the range of possible future climate scenarios and of these three experiments are used for detailed analyses. This study indicate that in Norway, climate change will reduce the heating demand, increase the cooling demand, have a limited impact on the wind power potential, and increase the hydro-power potential. The reduction of heating demand will be significantly higher than the increase of cooling demand, and thus the possible total direct consequence of climate change will be reduced energy system costs and lower electricity production costs. The investments in offshore wind and tidal power will be reduced and electric based vehicles will be profitable earlier.

Pernille Seljom; Eva Rosenberg; Audun Fidje; Jan Erik Haugen; Michaela Meir; John Rekstad; Thore Jarlset

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Evaluating the impact of urban morphology configurations on the accuracy of urban canopy model temperature simulations with MODIS  

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of the urban-built environment within models. Using a 10 year (2003–2012) series of offline 1 km simulations over Greater Houston with the High-Resolution Land Data Assimilation System (HRLDAS), this study explores the model accuracy gained by progressively...

Monaghan, Andrew J.; Hu, Leiqiu; Brunsell, Nathaniel A.; Barlage, Michael; Wilhelmi, Olga V.

2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

392

The Drug Evaluation and Classification Program in the state of Texas: a validation study  

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drug categories were most frequently called by DREs who evaluated subjects: depressants, 182; cannabis, 142; narcotic analgesics, 83; stimulants, 62; PCP, 18; inhalants, 4; and hallucinogens, 1. To determine which drug categories were most frequently...

Walden, Troy Duane

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

393

Trav Info Evaluation ( Technology Element ) Traveler Information Center ( TIC ) Study: Operator Interface Analysis - Phase III  

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and evaluator visits to the TIC. The objective of this workthe different aspects of the TIC working environment. Thecontribute to or hinder the TIC operatorÕs job performance.

Miller, Mark; Loukakos, Dimitri

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

THE ALLISON UNIT CO{sub 2}-ECBM PILOT: A RESERVOIR MODELING STUDY  

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In October, 2000, the United States Department of Energy, through contractor Advanced Resources International (ARI), launched a multi-year government-industry research & development collaboration called the Coal-Seq project. The Coal-Seq project is investigating the feasibility of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) sequestration in deep, unmineable coalseams by performing detailed reservoir studies of two enhanced coalbed methane (ECBM) recovery field projects in the San Juan basin. The two sites are the Allison Unit, operated by Burlington Resources, and into which CO{sub 2} is being injected, and the Tiffany Unit, operating by BP America, into which nitrogen (N{sub 2}) is being injected (the interest in understanding the N{sub 2}-ECBM process has important implications for CO{sub 2} sequestration via flue-gas injection). The purposes of the field studies are to understand the reservoir mechanisms of CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2} injection into coalseams, demonstrate the practical effectiveness of the ECBM and sequestration processes, demonstrate an engineering capability to model them, and to evaluate sequestration economics. In support of these efforts, laboratory and theoretical studies are also being performed to understand and model multicomponent isotherm behavior, and coal permeability changes due to swelling with CO{sub 2} injection. This report describes the results of an important component of the overall project, the Allison Unit reservoir study. The Allison Unit is located in the northern New Mexico portion of the prolific San Juan basin. The study area consists of 16 methane production wells, 4 CO{sub 2} injection wells, and one pressure observation well. The field originally began production in July 1989, and CO{sub 2} injection operations for ECBM purposes commenced in April, 1995. CO{sub 2} injection was suspended in August, 2001, to evaluate the results of the pilot. In this study, a detailed reservoir characterization of the field was developed, the field history was matched using the COMET2 reservoir simulator, and future field performance was forecast under various operating conditions. Based on the results of the study, the following conclusions have been drawn: (1) The injection of CO{sub 2} at the Allison Unit has resulted in incremental methane recovery over estimated ultimate primary recovery, in a proportion of approximately one volume of methane for every three volumes of CO{sub 2} injected. (2) The study area was successfully modeled with ARI's COMET2 model. However, aspects of the model remain uncertain, such as producing and injecting bottomhole pressures, CO{sub 2} content profiles of the produced gas, and the pressure at the observation well. (3) There appears to be clear evidence of significant coal permeability reduction with CO{sub 2} injection. This permeability reduction, and the associated impact on CO{sub 2} injectivity, compromised incremental methane recoveries and project economics. Finding ways to overcome and/or prevent this effect is therefore an important topic for future research. (4) From a CO{sub 2} sequestration standpoint, the incremental methane recoveries (based solely on the conditions encountered at the Allison Unit), can provide a meaningful offset to CO{sub 2} separation, capture and transportation costs, on the order of $2-5/ton of CO{sub 2}.

Scott Reeves; Anne Taillefert; Larry Pekot; Chris Clarkson

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Evaluating regional cloud-permitting simulations of the WRF model for the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE, Darwin 2006)  

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Data from the Tropical Warm Pool I5 nternational Cloud Experiment (TWPICE) were used to evaluate two suites of high-resolution (4-7 km, convection-resolving) simulations of the Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with a focus on the performance of different cloud microphysics (MP) schemes. The major difference between these two suites of simulations is with and without the reinitializing process. Whenreinitialized every three days, the four cloud MP schemes evaluated can capture the general profiles of cloud fraction, temperature, water vapor, winds, and cloud liquid and ice water content (LWC and IWC, respectively). However, compared with surface measurements of radiative and moisture fluxes and satellite retrieval of top-of-the-atmosphere (TOA) fluxes, disagreements do exist. Large discrepancies with observed LWC and IWC and derived radiative heating profiles can be attributed to both the limitations of the cloud property retrievals and model performance. The simulated precipitation also shows a wide range of uncertainty as compared with observations, which could be caused by the cloud MP schemes, complexity of land-sea configuration, and the high temporal and spatial variability. In general, our result indicates the importance of large-scale initial and lateral boundary conditions in re-producing basic features of cloudiness and its vertical structures. Based on our case study, we find overall the six-hydrometer single-moment MP scheme(WSM6) [Hong and Lim, 2006] in the WRF model si25 mulates the best agree- ment with the TWPICE observational analysis.

Wang, Yi; Long, Charles N.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Dudhia, Jimy; McFarlane, Sally A.; Mather, James H.; Ghan, Steven J.; Liu, Xiaodong

2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

396

Evaluation of ground movement and damage to structures from Chinese coal mining using a new GIS coupling model  

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In this paper, combining a theoretical method of predicting subsidence over time and using a geographical information system (GIS), a GIS-based dynamic model is proposed to rapid simulate the phenomenon of progressive movement distribution from large sequential mining. The theoretical method uses stochastic medium concept involving Knothe time function for basic governing equations to calculate progressive movement because this solutions have been widely developed and used in Chinese mining practice to solve the coal extraction problem under building, railways, and rivers. In order to assess the impact of progressive movement to the surface structures, a fuzzy model is suggested to identify damage classifications with contributions of subsidence calculations and building mesh data. For implementation of the GIS-based prediction and assessment model, a new GIS coupling model is established by implementing tight coupling strategy using the component object model (COM) program to overcome the problems of complex model integration for dynamic prediction and assessment. Furthermore, this paper demonstrates the effectiveness of this GIS-based model for prediction and evaluation of subsidence-induced damage from coal mining beneath surface structures in China.

Ibrahim Djamaluddin; Yasuhiro Mitani; Tetsuro Esaki

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

The micro and macro determinants of senator evaluations: a multilevel analysis using the 1988-1992 senate elections studies  

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Linear Model with Intercepts Varying at the Senator/State Level 49 18 Bivariate Statistics of Individual-Level Independent Variables with the Lower Triangle listing the Variance/Covariance Matrix and the Upper Triangle listing the Correlation... activity within the Senate have on the evaluation? What are the effects of size of the state population and party competition within the state? How do characteristics of the senator or state mediate the 18 individual level differences? To what degree do...

Swenson, Tami Charlotte

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

398

Thermodynamics of enhanced heat transfer: a model study  

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Situations where a spontaneous process of energy or matter transfer is enhanced by an external device are widespread in nature (human sweating system, enzyme catalysis, facilitated diffusion across bio-membranes, industrial heat exchangers). The thermodynamics of such processes remains however open. Here we study enhanced heat transfer by a model junction immersed between two thermal baths at different temperatures $T_h$ and $T_c$ ($T_h>T_c$). The transferred heat power is enhanced via controlling the junction by means of external time-dependent fields. Provided that the spontaneous heat flow process is optimized over the junction Hamiltonian, any enhancement of this spontaneous process does demand consumption and subsequent dissipation of work. The efficiency of enhancement is defined via the increment in the heat power divided over the amount of consumed work. We show that this efficiency is bounded from above by $T_c/(T_h-T_c)$. Formally this is identical to the Carnot bound for the efficiency of ordinary refrigerators which transfer heat from cold to hot. It also shares some (but not all) physical features of the Carnot bound.

Karen Hovhannisyan; Armen E. Allahverdyan

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

399

Thermodynamics of enhanced heat transfer: a model study  

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Situations where a spontaneous process of energy or matter transfer is enhanced by an external device are widespread in nature (human sweating system, enzyme catalysis, facilitated diffusion across bio-membranes, industrial heat exchangers). The thermodynamics of such processes remains however open. Here we study enhanced heat transfer by a model junction immersed between two thermal baths at different temperatures $T_h$ and $T_c$ ($T_h>T_c$). The transferred heat power is enhanced via controlling the junction by means of external time-dependent fields. Provided that the spontaneous heat flow process is optimized over the junction Hamiltonian, any enhancement of this spontaneous process does demand consumption and subsequent dissipation of work. The efficiency of enhancement is defined via the increment in the heat power divided over the amount of consumed work. We show that this efficiency is bounded from above by $T_c/(T_h-T_c)$. Formally this is identical to the Carnot bound for the efficiency of ordinary ...

Hovhannisyan, Karen; 10.1088/1742-5468/2010/06/P06010

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post-evaluation of the neurophaties treatment post-trauma with therapeutic laser. Model in sciatic nerve of frog  

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the compound nerve action potential amplitude and latency measured to determine the degree of myelination and the number of fibers stimulated in a model of stimulated frog sciatic nerve laser at 810 nm as perioperative treatment after injury. It used 30 bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) to obtain 60 sciatic nerves forming four groups, groups 1 and 2 worked with nerves in vitro, were dissected in humid chambers for placing isolated organ, was recorded on compound nerve action potential, the second group laser was applied at 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours and at the same time were placed in 10% formalin. Groups 3 and 4 are worked in vivo localizing the nerve and causing damage through compression, occurred over the compound nerve action potential to assess the degree of myelination and the number of fibers stimulated, the group 4 was applied to 810 nm laser (500 Hz, 10 J, 200 mW) after injury, after 48 hours, three frogs were sacrificed by introducing the nerves in 10% formalin. The latency recorded by stimulating the sciatic nerve of frog to 0.5 mA and 100 ms in groups 1 and 2 show significant differences (p<0.001 and p<000) as in the amplitude (p<000 and p<000). Groups 3 and 4, which was stimulated at 100 mA and 100 ms latency showed no statistically significant difference (p>000), as to the extent, if any statistically significant difference. (p<0.001 and p<0.000). The laser produces a favorable response in the treatment of paresthesia (post-traumatic neuropathy).

Escobar, Antonio S. [Specialties, Dental Unit. SEDENA, Av. Industria Militar 1113 (Mexico); Ocampo, Arcelia F. M. [Department of Preventive Dentistry and Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry. UNAM, Paseo de las facultades 26 (Mexico); Hernandez, Maria G. H. [Subsection of Preventive Dentistry, Unit of Dental Specialties. SEDENA, Av. Industria Militar 1113 (Mexico); Jasso, Jose L. C. [Postgraduate specialty of periodontics, Graduate School of Military Health. SEDENA, Cerrada de palomas S/N (Mexico); Lira, Maricela O. F. [Central Military Hospital. SEDENA, Av. Ejercito y Periferico S/N (Mexico); Flores, Mariana A. [Department of Pathology, Central Military Hospital. SEDENA, Av. Ejercito y Periferico S/N (Mexico); Balderrama, Vicente L. [Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital Central Militar. SEDENA, Av. Ejercito y Periferico S/N (Mexico)

2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of whole-animal data using the ion parametric resonance model  

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Changes observed in the behavioral response of land snails from exposure to parallel ac and dc magnetic fields demonstrate limited agreement with the predictions of an interaction model proposed by Lednev and the predictions of a recently proposed ion parametric resonance (IPR) model. However, the inadequate number of reported data points, particularly in a critical exposure range, prevents unambiguous application of either the Lednev or the IPR model.

Blanchard, J.P. [Bechtel Corporation Research and Development Dept., San Francisco, CA (United States); House, D.E.; Blackman, C.F. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Development and Application of Advanced Models for Steam Hydrogasification: Process Design and Economic Evaluation  

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design, modeling and process economic analysis are employedper day. Like BTL process, economic analysis has shown thatused as major input for process economic analysis in the

Lu, Xiaoming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation studies to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the performance of naturally fractured reservoirs. Annual report  

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The first of a three-year research program to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the recovery of oil and gas from naturally fractured reservoirs has been completed. The objectives of the study are to (1) evaluate the reservoir conditions where fracture closure is significant, and (2) evaluate innovative fluid injection techniques capable of maintaining pressure within the reservoir. Simulation studies were conducted with a dual porosity simulator capable of simulating the performance of vertical and horizontal wells. Each simulator was initialized using properties typical of the Austin Chalk reservoir in Pearsall Field, Texas. Simulations of both vertical and horizontal well performance were made assuming that fracture permeability was insensitive to pressure change. Sensitivity runs indicate that the simulator is predicting the effects of critical reservoir parameters in a logical and consistent manner. The results to-date confirm that horizontal wells can increase both oil recovery rate and total oil recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs. The year one simulation results will provide the baseline for the ongoing study which will evaluate the performance degradation caused by the sensitivity of fracture permeability to pressure change, and investigate fluid injection pressure maintenance as a means to improve oil recovery performance. The study is likely to conclude that fracture closure decreases oil recovery and that pressure support achieved through fluid injection could be beneficial in improving recovery.

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1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Evaluating soil resilience in long-term cultivation: a study of pre-Columbian terraces from the Paca Valley, Peru  

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Evaluating soil resilience in long-term cultivation: a study of pre-Columbian terraces from the Paca Valley, Peru Melissa Goodman-Elgar* Department of Anthropology, Washington State University-walled terraces by comparing soil quality along terraced catenas in the Paca Valley, a tributary of the Mantaro

Kohler, Tim A.

405

Plasma performance is evaluated by 0-D power balance model which  

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Code for Reactor Performance Evaluation), are developed [2]. 3. Example of a system analysis · Design and physics constraints are needed to improve reliability of the analysis. ( ) 815.0796.00.156 c 853.0117.0 0 Fusion Reactor Takuya GOTO, Nagato YANAGI, Shinsaku IMAGAWA and Akio SAGARA National Institute for Fusion

406

Physical Model Assisted Probability of Detection in Nondestructive Evaluation for Detecting of Flaws in Titanium  

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evaluation (NDE) is used to characterize the status or properties of components or structures without causing any permanent physical damage. The aerospace industry is one important NDE application area where/03 (1989) and NTSB/AAR-90/06 (1990)]. In virtually all NDE applications, there are random effects

407

Evaluating the present-day simulation of clouds, precipitation, and radiation in climate models  

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] This paper describes a set of metrics for evaluating the simulation of clouds, radiation, and precipitation in the present-day climate. As with the skill scores used to measure the accuracy of short-term weather forecasts, these metrics are low-order statistical measures of agreement with relevant, well-observed physical quantities

Robert, Pincus

408

Evaluation of GCM Column Radiation Models Under Cloudy Conditions with The Arm BBHRP Value Added Product  

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The overarching goal of the project was to improve the transfer of solar and thermal radiation in the most sophisticated computer tools that are currently available for climate studies, namely Global Climate Models (GCMs). This transfer can be conceptually separated into propagation of radiation under cloudy and under cloudless conditions. For cloudless conditions, the factors that affect radiation propagation are gaseous absorption and scattering, aerosol particle absorption and scattering and surface albedo and emissivity. For cloudy atmospheres the factors are the various cloud properties such as cloud fraction, amount of cloud condensate, the size of the cloud particles, and morphological cloud features such as cloud vertical location, cloud horizontal and vertical inhomogeneity and cloud shape and size. The project addressed various aspects of the influence of the above contributors to atmospheric radiative transfer variability. In particular, it examined: (a) the quality of radiative transfer for cloudless and non-complex cloudy conditions for a substantial number of radiation algorithms used in current GCMs; (b) the errors in radiative fluxes from neglecting the horizontal variabiity of cloud extinction; (c) the statistical properties of cloud horizontal and vertical cloud inhomogeneity that can be incorporated into radiative transfer codes; (d) the potential albedo effects of changes in the particle size of liquid clouds; (e) the gaseous radiative forcing in the presence of clouds; and (f) the relative contribution of clouds of different sizes to the reflectance of a cloud field. To conduct the research in the various facets of the project, data from both the DOE ARM project and other sources were used. The outcomes of the project will have tangible effects on how the calculation of radiative energy will be approached in future editions of GCMs. With better calculations of radiative energy in GCMs more reliable predictions of future climate states will be attainable, thus affecting public policy decisions with great impact to public life.

Dr. Lazaros Oreopoulos and Dr. Peter M. Norris

2010-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

409

Investigation of Wave Energy Converter Effects on Near-shore Wave Fields: Model Generation Validation and Evaluation - Kaneohe Bay HI.  

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The numerical model, SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) , was used to simulate wave conditions in Kaneohe Bay, HI in order to determine the effects of wave energy converter ( WEC ) devices on the propagation of waves into shore. A nested SWAN model was validated then used to evaluate a range of initial wave conditions: significant wave heights (H s ) , peak periods (T p ) , and mean wave directions ( MWD) . Differences between wave height s in the presence and absence of WEC device s were assessed at locations in shore of the WEC array. The maximum decrease in wave height due to the WEC s was predicted to be approximately 6% at 5 m and 10 m water depths. Th is occurred for model initiation parameters of H s = 3 m (for 5 m water depth) or 4 m (10 m water depth) , T p = 10 s, and MWD = 330deg . Subsequently, bottom orbital velocities were found to decrease by about 6%.

Roberts, Jesse D.; Chang, Grace; Jones, Craig

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Evaluation of risk from acts of terrorism :the adversary/defender model using belief and fuzzy sets.  

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Risk from an act of terrorism is a combination of the likelihood of an attack, the likelihood of success of the attack, and the consequences of the attack. The considerable epistemic uncertainty in each of these three factors can be addressed using the belief/plausibility measure of uncertainty from the Dempster/Shafer theory of evidence. The adversary determines the likelihood of the attack. The success of the attack and the consequences of the attack are determined by the security system and mitigation measures put in place by the defender. This report documents a process for evaluating risk of terrorist acts using an adversary/defender model with belief/plausibility as the measure of uncertainty. Also, the adversary model is a linguistic model that applies belief/plausibility to fuzzy sets used in an approximate reasoning rule base.

Darby, John L.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Evaluation of Forecasted Southeast Pacific Stratocumulus in the NCAR, GFDL and ECMWF Models  

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We examine forecasts of Southeast Pacific stratocumulus at 20S and 85W during the East Pacific Investigation of Climate (EPIC) cruise of October 2001 with the ECMWF model, the Atmospheric Model (AM) from GFDL, the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) from NCAR, and the CAM with a revised atmospheric boundary layer formulation from the University of Washington (CAM-UW). The forecasts are initialized from ECMWF analyses and each model is run for 3 days to determine the differences with the EPIC field data. Observations during the EPIC cruise show a stable and well-mixed boundary layer under a sharp inversion. The inversion height and the cloud layer have a strong and regular diurnal cycle. A key problem common to the four models is that the forecasted planetary boundary layer (PBL) height is too low when compared to EPIC observations. All the models produce a strong diurnal cycle in the Liquid Water Path (LWP) but there are large differences in the amplitude and the phase compared to the EPIC observations. This, in turn, affects the radiative fluxes at the surface. There is a large spread in the surface energy budget terms amongst the models and large discrepancies with observational estimates. Single Column Model (SCM) experiments with the CAM show that the vertical pressure velocity has a large impact on the PBL height and LWP. Both the amplitude of the vertical pressure velocity field and its vertical structure play a significant role in the collapse or the maintenance of the PBL.

Hannay, C; Williamson, D L; Hack, J J; Kiehl, J T; Olson, J G; Klein, S A; Bretherton, C S; K?hler, M

2008-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

412

Investigation of techniques to build generation system models for reliability evaluation  

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, the techniques to build this model are investigated in this thesis. By using the conventional unit addition algorithm, the number of states generated is large and this effects the time taken to build this model The reduction in the number of states results...

Gubbala, Nagalakshmi V.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

413

Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study  

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FOR MODEL SPECIFICATIONS INCLUDING ROYALTY AND SEVERANCEincome tax, property tax, royalty, and severance tax. • 1977is taxed in four ways - royalty, severance, property, and

Leighty, Wayne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study  

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RR-08-26 Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaskarapid or gradual energy production in the future? • Doesnet social benefit from energy production and achieving a

Leighty, Wayne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DWPF COAL-CARBON WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA LIMIT EVALUATION BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL WORK (TANK 48 IMPACT STUDY)  

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This report summarizes the results of both experimental and modeling studies performed using Sludge Batch 10 (SB10) simulants and FBSR product from Tank 48 simulant testing in order to develop higher levels of coal-carbon that can be managed by DWPF. Once the Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) process starts up for treatment of Tank 48 legacy waste, the FBSR product stream will contribute higher levels of coal-carbon in the sludge batch for processing at DWPF. Coal-carbon is added into the FBSR process as a reductant and some of it will be present in the FBSR product as unreacted coal. The FBSR product will be slurried in water, transferred to Tank Farm and will be combined with sludge and washed to produce the sludge batch that DWPF will process. The FBSR product is high in both water soluble sodium carbonate and unreacted coal-carbon. Most of the sodium carbonate is removed during washing but all of the coal-carbon will remain and become part of the DWPF sludge batch. A paper study was performed earlier to assess the impact of FBSR coal-carbon on the DWPF Chemical Processing Cell (CPC) operation and melter off-gas flammability by combining it with SB10-SB13. The results of the paper study are documented in Ref. 7 and the key findings included that SB10 would be the most difficult batch to process with the FBSR coal present and up to 5,000 mg/kg of coal-carbon could be fed to the melter without exceeding the off-gas flammability safety basis limits. In the present study, a bench-scale demonstration of the DWPF CPC processing was performed using SB10 simulants spiked with varying amounts of coal, and the resulting seven CPC products were fed to the DWPF melter cold cap and off-gas dynamics models to determine the maximum coal that can be processed through the melter without exceeding the off-gas flammability safety basis limits. Based on the results of these experimental and modeling studies, the presence of coal-carbon in the sludge feed to DWPF is found to have both positive (+) and negative (-) impact as summarized below: (-) Coal-carbon is a melter reductant. If excess coal-carbon is present, the resulting melter feed may be too reducing, potentially shortening the melter life. During this study, the Reduction/Oxidation Potential (REDOX) of the melter could be controlled by varying the ratio of nitric and formic acid. (-) The addition of coal-carbon increases the amount of nitric acid added and decreases the amount of formic acid added to control melter REDOX. This means that the CPC with the FBSR product is much more oxidizing than current CPC processing. In this study, adequate formic acid was present in all experiments to reduce mercury and manganese, two of the main goals of CPC processing. (-) Coal-carbon will be oxidized to carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide in the melter. The addition of coal-carbon to the FBSR product will lead to approximately 55% higher offgas production from formate, nitrate and carbon due to the decomposition of the carbon at the maximum levels in this testing. Higher offgas production could lead to higher cold cap coverage or melter foaming which could decrease melt rate. No testing was performed to evaluate the impact of the higher melter offgas flow. (+) The hydrogen production is greatly reduced in testing with coal as less formic acid is added in CPC processing. In the high acid run without coal, the peak hydrogen generation was 15 times higher than in the high acid run with added coal-carbon. (+) Coal-carbon is a less problematic reducing agent than formic acid, since the content of both carbon and hydrogen are important in evaluating the flammability of the melter offgas. Processing with coal-carbon decreases the amount of formic acid added in the CPC, leading to a lower flammability risk in processing with coal-carbon compared to the current DWPF flowsheet. (+) The seven SB10 formulations which were tested during the bench-scale CPC demonstration were all determined to be within the off-gas flammability safety basis limits during the 9X/5X off-gas surge for normal bubbled melter

Lambert, D.; Choi, A.

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied study of method to presume decision class by variable precision rough sets model: a case study of how to decide the design concept of a digital camera  

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It has been shown from case studies that the method of presuming the decision class is important for extracting the features of a product design. The method we used is the variable precision rough set model proposed by Ziarko, which can deal with the contradiction between data. Applying the idea of a contradiction between data to the contradiction of the evaluations between many subjects, we propose a new approach of presuming the decision class by the variable precision rough set model. In addition, we propose a technique, called the decision class synthesis method, to clarify the design concept of a product. We verified the validity of this proposed technique through the case study of a digital camera.

Akira Sekiguchi; Katsuo Inoue; Tomoko Kashima

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Evaluation and Visualization of Surface Defects — a Numerical and Experimental Study on Sheet?Metal Parts  

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The ability to predict surface defects in outer panels is of vital importance in the automotive industry especially for brands in the premium car segment. Today measures to prevent these defects can not be taken until a test part has been manufactured which requires a great deal of time and expense. The decision as to whether a certain surface is of acceptable quality or not is based on subjective evaluation. It is quite possible to detect a defect by measurement but it is not possible to correlate measured defects and the subjective evaluation. If all results could be based on the same criteria it would be possible to compare a surface by both FE simulations experiments and subjective evaluation with the same result.

A. Andersson

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for EM&V Documents and Measure Savings: Appendices  

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Scoping Study to Evaluate Feasibility of National Databases for EM&V Documents and Measure Savings Appendices Tina Jayaweera, Hossein Haeri, Allen Lee, Scott Bergen, Cynthia Kan, Aquila Velonis, Christy Gurin, Michael Visser, Andrew Grant, and Ashley Buckman The Cadmus Group Inc. / Energy Services 720 SW Washington Street, Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205 503.467.7100 Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Working Group June 2011 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to

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A critical evaluation of the use of the profile model in calculating mineral weathering rates  

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The PROFILE model is used extensively in the European Critical Loads programme as an aid to international negotiations on SO2 emission abatement. PROFILE calculates the rates of cation release by mineral weatheri...

Mark E. Hodson; Simon J. Langan; M. Jeff Wilson

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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a critical evaluation of the use of the PROFILE model in calculating mineral weathering rates  

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The PROFILE model is used extensively in the European Critical Loads programme as an aid to international negotiations on SO2 emission abatement. PROFILE calculates the rates of cation release by mineral weatheri...

MARK E. HODSON; SIMON J. LANGAN; M. JEFF WILSON

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating and Monitoring Energy Conservation in Multibuilding Clusters with Statistical Models  

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A standardized method for modeling energy consumption in mixed clusters of residential and commercial buildings is described. The basic approach is to delineate energy consumption along three dimensions: time, day-length, and temperature...

Darwin, R. F.; Mazzucchi, R. P.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Beyond DCF analysis in real estate financial modeling : probabilistic evaluation of real estate ventures  

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This thesis introduces probabilistic valuation techniques and encourages their usage in the real estate industry. Including uncertainty and real options into real estate financial models is worthwhile, especially when there ...

Leung, Keith Chin-Kee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

An Evaluation of Proposed Representations of Subgrid Hydrologic Processes in Climate Models  

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The temporal and spatial scales that characterize surface hydrologic processes provide conceptual and practical difficulties to the development of parameterization schemes for incorporation into climate models. In particular, there is a ...

G. Thomas; A. Henderson-Sellers

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Development and Application of Advanced Models for Steam Hydrogasification: Process Design and Economic Evaluation  

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with combustion model using leftover char or diverted syngascombustion is dropped in pressure across an expander to generate power. On the syngascombustion when CCS is required. It is obvious that removal of CO 2 from pressurized syngas

Lu, Xiaoming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

The New Hadley Centre Climate Model (HadGEM1): Evaluation of Coupled Simulations  

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A new coupled general circulation climate model developed at the Met Office's Hadley Centre is presented, and aspects of its performance in climate simulations run for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC ...

T. C. Johns; C. F. Durman; H. T. Banks; M. J. Roberts; A. J. McLaren; J. K. Ridley; C. A. Senior; K. D. Williams; A. Jones; G. J. Rickard; S. Cusack; W. J. Ingram; M. Crucifix; D. M. H. Sexton; M. M. Joshi; B.-W. Dong; H. Spencer; R. S. R. Hill; J. M. Gregory; A. B. Keen; A. K. Pardaens; J. A. Lowe; A. Bodas-Salcedo; S. Stark; Y. Searl

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Concrete Degradation Modeling in the Evaluation of Entombment as a Decommission Option  

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Materials Division, MS-8621, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 kenneth.snyder@nist.gov b Radiation Protection techniques, and computer modeling. All of these are incorporated into a coherent monitoring plan. I

Bentz, Dale P.

427

A chronological probabilistic production cost model to evaluate the reliability contribution of limited energy plants  

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The growth of renewables in power systems has reinvigorated research and regulatory interest in reliability analysis algorithms such as the Baleriaux/Booth convolution-based probabilistic production cost (PPC) model. ...

Leung, Tommy (Tommy Chun Ting)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

An Evaluation of Decadal Probability Forecasts from State-of-the-Art Climate Models  

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While state-of-the-art models of Earth's climate system have improved tremendously over the last 20 years, nontrivial structural flaws still hinder their ability to forecast the decadal dynamics of the Earth system realistically. Contrasting the ...

Emma B. Suckling; Leonard A. Smith

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Screening study for evaluation of the potential for system 80+ to consume excess plutonium - Volume 2. Final report  

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As part of the U.S. effort to evaluate technologies offering solutions for the safe disposal or utilization of surplus nuclear materials, the fiscal year 1993 Energy and Water Appropriations legislation provided the Department of Energy (DOE) the necessary funds to conduct multi-phased studies to determine the technical feasibility of using reactor technologies for the triple mission of burning weapons grade plutonium, producing tritium for the existing smaller weapons stockpile, and generating commercial electricity. DOE limited the studies to five advanced reactor designs. Among the technologies selected is the ABB-Combustion Engineering (ABB-CE) System 80+. The DOE study, currently in Phase ID, is proceeding with a more detailed evaluation of the design`s capability for plutonium disposition.

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1994-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

430

Centroidbased summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utilitybased evaluation, and user studies  

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Centroid­based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility­based evaluation.ibm.com Abstract We present a multi­document summarizer, called MEAD, which generates summaries using cluster centroids produced by a topic detection and tracking system. We also describe two new techniques, based

Radev, Dragomir R.

431

RAW MATERIALS EVALUATION AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT STUDIES FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO SUGARS AND ETHANOL  

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DEVELOPMENT STUDIES FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO SUGARS ANDDEVELOPMENT STUDIES FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO SUGARS ANDof the biomass, (2) the extent of conversion to glucose, (3)

Wilke, C.R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian latent variable modelling in studies of air pollution and health  

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Bayesian latent variable modelling in studies of air pollution and health Duncan Lee, Gavin://www.bath.ac.uk/math-sci/BICS #12;Bayesian latent variable modelling in studies of air pollution and health. Duncan Lee (1), Gavin to the approach adopted for modelling the trend and correlation. KEYWORDS: Air pollution and health; Bayesian

Burton, Geoffrey R.

433

A User Study Comparing 3D Modeling with Silhouettes and Google SketchUp  

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We describe a user study comparing 3D Modeling with Silhouettes and Google SketchUp. In the user study, ten users were asked to create 3D models of three different objects, using either 3D Modeling with Silhouettes or ...

Igarashi, Takeo

2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

434

Bayesian Parameter Estimation in Ising and Potts Models: A Comparative Study with Applications to  

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Bayesian Parameter Estimation in Ising and Potts Models: A Comparative Study with Applications December 6, 2009 Abstract Ising and Potts models are discrete Gibbs random field models originating in sta-8064; Fax: (919) 684-8594; Email: schmidler@stat.duke.edu 1 #12;1 Introduction Ising and Potts models

Schmidler, Scott

435

Studying the continuum limit of the Ising model  

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Different continuum limits of the Ising model in dimensions 2, 3, and 4 are investigated numerically. The data indicate that triviality occurs for D=4 and fails for D<4 in each limit.

Jae-Kwon Kim and Adrian Patrascioiu

1993-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study  

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that controls demand for oil. ” 6.6 Hedging behavior inauthors model demand and all three phases in oil supply –future supply and demand for US crude oil resources. A

Leighty, Wayne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Aerosol Indirect Effect on the Grid-scale Clouds in the Two-way Coupled WRF-CMAQ: Model Description, Development, Evaluation and Regional Analysis  

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This study implemented first, second and glaciations aerosol indirect effects (AIE) on resolved clouds in the two-way coupled WRF-CMAQ modeling system by including parameterizations for both cloud drop and ice number concentrations on the basis of CMAQpredicted aerosol distributions and WRF meteorological conditions. The performance of the newly-developed WRF-CMAQ model, with alternate CAM and RRTMG radiation schemes, was evaluated with the observations from the CERES satellite and surface monitoring networks (AQS, IMPROVE, CASTNet, STN, and PRISM) over the continental U.S. (CONUS) (12-km resolution) and eastern Texas (4-km resolution) during August and September of 2006. The results at the AQS surface sites show that in August, the NMB values for PM2.5 over the eastern/western U.S (EUS/WUS) and western U.S. (WUS) are 5.3% (?0.1%) and 0.4% (-5.2%) for WRF-CMAQ/CAM (WRF-CMAQ/RRTMG), respectively. The evaluation of PM2.5 chemical composition reveals that in August, WRF-CMAQ/CAM (WRF-CMAQ/RRTMG) consistently underestimated the observed SO4 2? by -23.0% (-27.7%), -12.5% (-18.9%) and -7.9% (-14.8%) over the EUS at the CASTNet, IMPROVE and STN sites, respectively. Both models (WRF-CMAQ/CAM, WRF-CMAQ/RRTMG) overestimated the observed mean OC, EC and TC concentrations over the EUS in August at the IMPROVE sites. Both models generally underestimated the cloud field (SWCF) over the CONUS in August due to the fact that the AIE on the subgrid convective clouds was not considered when the model simulations were run at the 12 km resolution. This is in agreement with the fact that both models captured SWCF and LWCF very well for the 4-km simulation over the eastern Texas when all clouds were resolved by the finer domain. Both models generally overestimated the observed precipitation by more than 40% mainly because of significant overestimation in the southern part of the CONUS in August. The simulations of WRF-CMAQ/CAM and WRF-CMAQ/RRTMG show dramatic improvements for SWCF, LWCF, COD, cloud fractions and precipitation over the ocean relative to those of WRF default cases in August. The model performance in September is similar to that in August except for greater overestimation of PM2.5 due to the overestimations of SO4 2-, NH4 +, NO3 -, and TC over the EUS, less underestimation of clouds (SWCF) over the land areas due to about 10% lower SWCF values and less convective clouds in September.

Yu, Shaocai; Mathur, Rohit; Pleim, Jonathan; Wong, David; Gilliam, R.; Alapaty, Kiran; Zhao, Chun; Liu, Xiaohong

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Downhole steam-generator study. Volume I. Conception and feasibility evaluation. Final report, September 1978-September 1980  

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A feasibility evaluation of a downhole steam generator was performed by the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International, under contract to Sandia National Laboratories, from September 1978 to September 1980. The study was conducted in four phases: (1) selection of a preliminary system design, (2) parametric analysis of the selected system, (3) experimental studies to demonstrate feasibility and develop design data, and (4) development of a final system design based on the parametric and experimental results. The feasibility of a low pressure combustion, indirect contact, downhole steam generator system was demonstrated. Key results from all phases of the study are presented herein.

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1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Practice Issues in Model-Based Verification Using the Symbolic Model Verifier (SMV)  

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vii Acknowledgements ix 1 Introduction 1 2 Background 3 2.1 Model-Based Verification 3 2.2 The Simplex Coordinated Demonstration System 4 3 Modeling with Statecharts 7 3.1 Statechart Notation 7 3.2 Creating the Statechart Model 8 4 Modeling Checking with the Symbolic Model Verifier (SMV) 11 4.1 Model Checking Steps 11 4.2 SMV Modeling Notation: 12 4.3 Creating the SMV Model 13 4.3.1 Learning SMV 13 4.3.2 Variables 14 4.3.3 Model Refinement 14 4.3.4 Iterations of the Model 15 4.3.5 Syntax Checking 16 4.4 Checking the Claims 16 4.4.1 Claim 1 17 4.4.2 Claim 2 17 4.4.3 Claim 3: 18 5 Process Metrics and Observations 21 5.1 Learning the System 21 5.2 Learning SMV Modeling Language and Tool 22 5.3 Modeling the System 22 5.4 Making Changes to the Models 23 5.5 Generating and Checking Claims 24 ii CMU/SEI-98-TR-013 6 Summary 25 6.1 Observations on the Modeling Effort 25 6.2 Observations on the Practice 26 6.3 Observations on Applicability 27 6.4 Future Work 27 7 References 29 Appendix ...

Using The; Grama R. Srinivasan; David P. Gluch; Mario Moya

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Performance Evaluation of a ground source heat pump system based on ANN and ANFIS models  

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-mail address: pingfanghu21@163.com, pingfanghu@hust.edu.cn (P.Hu) ESL-IC-14-09-38 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 air temperature leaving/entering the condenser... the evaporator temperature, condenser temperature, sub cooling temperature, superheating temperature and cooling capacity. ZHAO Jing [6,7] made a post evaluation before the renovation of a central air-conditioning system of a large-scale public building and a...

Sun, W.; Hu, P.; Lei, F.; Zhu, N.; Zhang,J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Is the Weibull distribution really suited for wind statistics modeling and wind power evaluation?  

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Wind speed statistics is generally modeled using the Weibull distribution. This distribution is convenient since it fully characterizes analytically with only two parameters (the shape and scale parameters) the shape of distribution and the different moments of the wind speed (mean, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis). This distribution is broadly used in the wind energy sector to produce maps of wind energy potential. However, the Weibull distribution is based on empirical rather than physical justification and might display strong limitations for its applications. The philosophy of this article is based on the modeling of the wind components instead of the wind speed itself. This provides more physical insights on the validity domain of the Weibull distribution as a possible relevant model for wind statistics and the quantification of the error made by using such a distribution. We thereby propose alternative expressions of more suited wind speed distribution.

Drobinski, Philippe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Collect Available Creep-Fatigue Data and Study Existing Creep-Fatigue Evaluation Procedures for Grade 91 and Hastelloy XR  

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This report describes the results of investigation on Task 5 of DOE/ASME Materials Project based on a contract between ASME Standards Technology, LLC (ASME ST-LLC) and Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Task 5 is to collect available creep-fatigue data and study existing creep-fatigue evaluation procedures for Grade 91 steel and Hastelloy XR. Part I of this report is devoted to Grade 91 steel. Existing creep-fatigue data were collected (Appendix A) and analyzed from the viewpoints of establishing a creep-fatigue procedure for VHTR design. A fair amount of creep-fatigue data has been obtained and creep-fatigue phenomena have been clarified to develop design standards mainly for fast breeder reactors. Following this, existing creep-fatigue procedures were studied and it was clarified that the creep-fatigue evaluation procedure of the ASME-NH has a lot of conservatisms and they were analyzed in detail from the viewpoints of the evaluation of creep damage of material. Based on the above studies, suggestions to improve the ASME-NH procedure along with necessary research and development items were presented. Part II of this report is devoted to Hastelloy XR. Existing creep-fatigue data used for development of the high temperature structural design guideline for High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) were collected. Creep-fatigue evaluation procedure in the design guideline and its application to design of the intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) for High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) was described. Finally, some necessary research and development items in relation to creep-fatigue evaluation for Gen IV and VHTR reactors were presented.

Tai Asayama; Yukio Tachibana

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

443

Evaluation of high-level waste pretreatment processes with an approximate reasoning model  

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The development of an approximate-reasoning (AR)-based model to analyze pretreatment options for high-level waste is presented. AR methods are used to emulate the processes used by experts in arriving at a judgment. In this paper, the authors first consider two specific issues in applying AR to the analysis of pretreatment options. They examine how to combine quantitative and qualitative evidence to infer the acceptability of a process result using the example of cesium content in low-level waste. They then demonstrate the use of simple physical models to structure expert elicitation and to produce inferences consistent with a problem involving waste particle size effects.

Bott, T.F.; Eisenhawer, S.W.; Agnew, S.F.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation_Final2.docx  

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XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation 1 Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Jennifer M. Logue, William J. N. Turner, Iain S. Walker, and Brett C. Singer Environmental Energy Technologies Division June 2012 LBNL-5796E LBNL-XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor

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Integration of Nontraditional Isotopic Systems Into Reaction-Transport Models of EGS For Exploration, Evaluation of Water-Rock Interaction, and Impacts of Water Chemistry on Reservoir Sustainability  

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Integration of Nontraditional Isotopic Systems Into Reaction-Transport Models of EGS For Exploration, Evaluation of Water-Rock Interaction, and Impacts of Water Chemistry on Reservoir Sustainability presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Evaluating potential open source applications : a case study of the network attached storage industry  

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The open source model for software development has been established as a legitimate competitor to the largest closed source software firms in the world. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the potential impact ...

Glynn, Martin (Martin Oliver)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Delivering HCI modelling to designers: A framework and case study of cognitive modelling  

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......cognitive modelling Simon Buckingham Shum Nick Hammond Human-Computer Interaction Group...cognitive modelling Simon Buckin~am Shum and Nick Hammond The human-computer interaction...contrasted illustrates their respective merits and limitations. How will current work......

Simon Buckingham Shum; Nick Hammond

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

A Coupled Model Study on the Formation and Dissipation of Sea Fogs  

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This study examined the impact of air–sea coupling using a coupled atmosphere–ocean modeling system consisting of the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System as the atmospheric component and the Regional Ocean Modeling System as the ...

Ki-Young Heo; Kyung-Ja Ha

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Wave Energy Converter Effects on Wave Fields: A Modeling Sensitivity Study in Monterey Bay CA.  

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A n indust ry standard wave modeling tool was utilized to investigate model sensitivity to input parameters and wave energy converter ( WEC ) array deploym ent scenarios. Wave propagation was investigated d ownstream of the WECs to evaluate overall near - and far - field effects of WEC arrays. The sensitivity study illustrate d that b oth wave height and near - bottom orbital velocity we re subject to the largest pote ntial variations, each decreas ed in sensitivity as transmission coefficient increase d , as number and spacing of WEC devices decrease d , and as the deployment location move d offshore. Wave direction wa s affected consistently for all parameters and wave perio d was not affected (or negligibly affected) by varying model parameters or WEC configuration .

Roberts, Jesse D.; Grace Chang; Jason Magalen; Craig Jones

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The CLIMIX model: A tool to create and evaluate spatially-resolved scenarios of photovoltaic and wind power development  

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Abstract Renewable energies arise as part of both economic development plans and mitigation strategies aimed at abating climate change. Contrariwise, most renewable energies are potentially vulnerable to climate change, which could affect in particular solar and wind power. Proper evaluations of this two-way climate–renewable energy relationship require detailed information of the geographical location of the renewable energy fleets. However, this information is usually provided as total amounts installed per administrative region, especially with respect to future planned installations. To help overcome this limiting issue, the objective of this contribution was to develop the so-called CLIMIX model: a tool that performs a realistic spatial allocation of given amounts of both photovoltaic (PV) and wind power installed capacities and evaluates the energy generated under varying climate conditions. This is done over a regular grid so that the created scenarios can be directly used in conjunction with outputs of climate models. First, we used the 0.44° resolution grid defined for the EURO-CORDEX project and applied the CLIMIX model to spatially allocate total amounts of both unreported 2012 and future 2020 PV and wind power installations in Europe at the country level. Second, we performed a validation exercise using the various options for estimating PV and wind power production under the created scenarios that are included in the model. The results revealed an acceptable agreement between the estimated and the recorded power production values in every European country. Lastly, we estimated increases in power production derived from the future deployment of new renewable units, often obtaining non-direct relationships. This latter further emphasizes the need of accurate spatially-resolved PV and wind power scenarios in order to perform reliable estimations of power production.

S. Jerez; F. Thais; I. Tobin; M. Wild; A. Colette; P. Yiou; R. Vautard

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model to evaluate the effects of price fairness perception in online hotel booking  

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Research on consumer and market behavior related to prices has increased remarkably in recent years. Researchers have paid special attention to the effects of price perception in consumer purchasing processes. In this paper a model of antecedents and ... Keywords: Antecedents, Consequences, Online hotel booking, Price fairness

María-Encarnación Andrés-Martínez, Miguel-Ángel Gómez-Borja, Juan-Antonio Mondéjar-Jiménez

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the quasi-steady aerodynamics of normal hovering flight part II: model implementation and evaluation  

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...assumes that mechanical energy can be stored and released...French University in Egypt for his guiding views...and ZJ Wang. 2007 Energy-minimizing kinematics...McArthur. 2010 Span efficiencies of wings at low Reynolds...disk model and span efficiency of flapping flight in...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Contribution of Economic Models in Evaluating Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvements  

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Traditional representation of improved end-use efficiency in the manufacturing sector has tended to assume “a net cost” perspective. In other words, the assumption for many models is that any change within the energy end-use patterns must imply a...

Laitner, J. A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software openness: evaluating parameters of parametric modeling tools to support creativity and multidisciplinary design integration  

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The ubiquitous computing era has pushed the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry towards new frontiers of digitally enabled practice. Are these the frontiers originally identified by the pioneers in the field? Architectural design ... Keywords: CAD, CAE, parametric design, parametric modeling, software openness

Flora Dilys Salim; Jane Burry

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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