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A language for functional interpretation of model based simulation Jonathan Bell a  

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analysis, FMEA, Model based simulation. 1. Introduction The automation of the design analysis of engi and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Sneak Circuit Analysis (SCA), simulation explanation, Fault Tree Analysis

Snooke, Neal

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the Fractional Flotation of Flotation Column Particles Opportunity  

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Enhancing Selectivity and Recovery in Enhancing Selectivity and Recovery in the Fractional Flotation of Flotation Column Particles Opportunity Although research is currently inactive on the patented technology "Method for Enhancing Selectivity and Recovery in the Fractional Flotation of Flotation Column Particles," the technology is available for licensing from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Disclosed in this patent is a method of particle separation from a feed stream comprised of particles of varying hydrophobicity by injecting the feed stream directly into the froth zone of a vertical flotation column in the presence of a counter-current reflux stream. The current invention allows the height of the feed stream injection and the reflux ratio to be

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Selective flotation of inorganic sulfides from coal  

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Pyritic sulfur is removed from coal or other carbonaceous material through the use of humic acid as a coal flotation depressant. Following the removal of coarse pyrite, the carbonaceous material is blended with humic acid, a pyrite flotation collector and a frothing agent within a flotation cell to selectively float pyritic sulfur leaving clean coal as an underflow. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Miller, K.J.; Wen, Wu-Wey

1988-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective flotation of inorganic sulfides from coal  

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Pyritic sulfur is removed from coal or other carbonaceous material through the use of humic acid as a coal flotation depressant. Following the removal of coarse pyrite, the carbonaceous material is blended with humic acid, a pyrite flotation collector and a frothing agent within a flotation cell to selectively float pyritic sulfur leaving clean coal as an underflow.

Miller, Kenneth J. (Floreffe, PA); Wen, Wu-Wey (Murrysville, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Master thesis: "Validation of wake-simulation models based on long-range lidar measurements."  

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Figure 1: Simulation of lidar measurements in the wake of a wind turbine using a LES generated wind field mapping and wake/vortex detection in several research projects and airport applications. At ForWind resolution wind data from the inflow and wake of two multi-megawatt wind energy converters. Possible

Peinke, Joachim

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Improved Algal Harvesting Using Suspended Air Flotation  

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, consisting primarily of Chlorella and Scenedesmus, composed approximately 80% of the solids inventory during. Furthermore, use of SAF to harvest commercially grown Chlorella and Scenedesmus may reduce manufacturing costs). KEYWORDS: Suspended air flotation (SAF), dissolved air flotation (DAF), wastewater, algae, Chlorella

Jacobson, Arne

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Operating Parameters in the Column Flotation of Alabama Oil Shale  

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A factionally designed experiment performed in a one meter column flotation cell identified the important factors affecting the flotation of eastern oil shales. These initial tests were performed in a...

C. W. Schultz; John B. Bates

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified release analysis procedure using advanced froth flotation mechanisms. Technical report, September 1--November 30, 1995  

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The objective of this study is to reinvestigate the release analysis procedure, which is traditionally conducted using a laboratory Denver cell, and to develop a modified process that can be used for all froth flotation technologies. Recent studies have found that the separation performance achieved by multiple stage cleaning and, in some cases, single stage cleaning using column flotation is superior to the performance achieved by the traditional release procedure. These findings are a result of the advanced flotation mechanisms provided by column flotation, which will be incorporated into a modified release analysis procedure developed in this study. A fundamental model of an open column has been developed which incorporates the effects of system hydrodynamics, froth drop-back, selective and non-selective detachment, operating parameters, feed solids content, and feed component flotation kinetics. Simulation results obtained during this reporting period indicate that the ultimate separation that can be achieved by a column flotation process can only be obtained in a single cleaning stage if the detachment mechanism in the froth phase is highly selective, which does not appear to occur in practice based on experimental results. Two to three cleaning stages were found to be required to obtain the ultimate performance if non-selective detachment or kinetic limiting conditions are assumed. this simulated finding agrees well with the experimental results obtained from the multiple stage cleaning of an Illinois No. 5 seam coal using the Packed-Column. Simulated results also indicate that the separation performance achieved by column flotation improves with increasing feed solids content after carrying-capacity limiting conditions are realized. These findings will be utilized in the next reporting period to modify the traditional release analysis procedure.

Honaker, R.Q.; Mohanty, M.K. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States). Dept. of Mining Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic model based on experimental investigations of a wood pellet steam engine micro CHP for building energy simulation  

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Abstract A wood pellet micro combined heat and power device (?CHP) has been tested in order to characterize its performances in steady and transient states. A dynamic model based on these experimental investigations has been developed in order to predict its energy performances and its pollutant emissions. The model is designed with a few parameters experimentally accessible. This model has been implemented in TRNSYS numerical environment. This work focuses on the experimental investigations and on the model description. The modelling approach is based on a physical part (an energy balance on the entire device and a combustion model), and on an empirical part (correlations for the fuel power input and for the thermal and electrical outputs). The model characterizes the ?CHP behaviour for different part load ratios (PLR) (power modulation). The dynamic phases with start-up and cooling phases are also taken into account.

Jean-Baptiste Bouvenot; Benjamin Latour; Monica Siroux; Bernard Flament; Pascal Stabat; Dominique Marchio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air flotation system Sample Search Results  

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air flotation (SAF) could harvest algae with a lower... flotation (DAF) (P , 0.001). Identification of a more efficient algal ... Source: Jacobson, Arne - Department of...

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Flotation of halite and sylvite from carnallite with dodecyl morpholine.  

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??Carnallite recovery by reverse flotation of halite with dodecyl morpholine (DDM) as collector has been applied in industry. Despite successful use in industry, the surface… (more)

Pan, Bo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flotation machine and process for removing impurities from coals  

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The present invention is directed to a type of flotation machine that combines three separate operations in a single unit. The flotation machine is a hydraulic separator that is capable of reducing the pyrite and other mineral matter content of a coal. When the hydraulic separator is used with a flotation system, the pyrite and certain other minerals particles that may have been entrained by hydrodynamic forces associated with conventional flotation machines and/or by the attachment forces associated with the formation of microagglomerates are washed and separated from the coal.

Szymocha, Kazimierz (Edmonton, CA); Ignasiak, Boleslaw (Edmonton, CA); Pawlak, Wanda (Edmonton, CA); Kulik, Conrad (Newark, CA); Lebowitz, Howard E. (Mountain View, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elk Valley coal implements smartcell flotation technology  

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In anticipation of future raw coal containing higher fines content, Elk Valley Coal Corp.'s Greenhills Operations upgraded their fines circuit to include Wemco SmartCells in March 2007. Positive results were immediately achieved increasing the average flotation tailings ash by 16%. With this increase in yield the SmartCells project paid for itself in less than eight months. 2 figs., 1 tab., 1 photo.

Stirling, J.C. [Elk Valley Coal Corporation, Elkford, BC (Canada)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An advanced control system for fine coal flotation. Fourth quarterly technical progress report, July 1, 1996--September 30, 1996  

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A model-based flotation control scheme is being implemented to achieve optimal performance in the handling and treatment of fine coal. The control scheme monitors flotation performance through on-line analysis of ash content. Then, based on the economic and metallurgical performance of the circuit, variables such as reagent dosage, pulp density and pulp level are adjusted using model-based control algorithms to compensate for feed variations and other process disturbances. Recent developments in sensor technology are being applied for on-line determination of slurry ash content. During the fourth quarter of this project, a final attempt was made to calibrate a video-based ash analyzer for use in this application. It was concluded that the low ash content and the coarse particle size of the flotation tailings slurry at the Maple Meadow plant site made the video-based system unsuitable for this application. Plans are now underway to lease a nuclear-based analyzer as the primary sensor for this project.

Adel, G.T.; Luttrell, G.H.

1997-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross flow cyclonic flotation column for coal and minerals beneficiation  

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An apparatus and process for the separation of coal from pyritic impurities using a modified froth flotation system. The froth flotation column incorporates a helical track about the inner wall of the column in a region intermediate between the top and base of the column. A standard impeller located about the central axis of the column is used to generate a centrifugal force thereby increasing the separation efficiency of coal from the pyritic particles and hydrophillic tailings.

Lai, Ralph W. (Upper St. Clair, PA); Patton, Robert A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrocarbon-oil encapsulated bubble flotation of fine coal using 3-in. ID flotation column. Technical progress report for the eleventh quarter, April 1--June 30, 1993  

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There are four modes of the collector dispersion techniques. They are (1) direct liquid additions and stirring, (2) ultrasonic energy collector dispersion, (3) atomized collector dispersion, and (4) gasified collector transported in air stream. Among those collector dispersion techniques, the technique using the gasified collector transported in air phase can be used to enhance the flotation performance with substantial reduction in collector usage and selectivity, compared to the flotation using direct liquid addition (and mechanical agitation) technique. In this phase of study, two modes of collector addition techniques including gasified collector transported in gas phase and direct collector addition techniques were applied in the column flotation to demonstrate the selectivity of utilizing the hydrocarbon-oil encapsulated air bubbles in the fine coal flotation process. The 1-in. ID flotation column was used to scale-up to 3-in. ID flotation column. The initial starting point to operate the 3-in ID flotation column were determined using both 1-in. and 3-in. flotation columns based on the three phases of work plans and experiment design. A 3-in. flotation column was used to evaluate two modes of collector dispersion and addition techniques on the recovery and grade of fine coals using various ranks of coal.

Peng, F.F.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal surface control for advanced fine coal flotation  

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The primary objective of this research project is to develop advanced flotation methods for coal cleaning in order to achieve near total pyritic-sulfur removal at 90% Btu recovery, using coal samples procured from six major US coal seams. Concomitantly, the ash content of these coals is to be reduced to 6% or less. Work this quarter concentrated on the following: washability studies, which included particle size distribution of the washability samples, and chemical analysis of washability test samples; characterization studies of induction time measurements, correlation between yield, combustible-material recovery (CMR), and heating-value recovery (HVR), and QA/QC for standard flotation tests and coal analyses; surface modification and control including testing of surface-modifying reagents, restoration of hydrophobicity to lab-oxidized coals, pH effects on coal flotation, and depression of pyritic sulfur in which pyrite depression with calcium cyanide and pyrite depression with xanthated reagents was investigated; flotation optimization and circuitry included staged reagent addition, cleaning and scavenging, and scavenging and middling recycling. Weathering studies are also discussed. 19 figs., 28 tabs.

Fuerstenau, D.W.; Sastry, K.V.S.; Hanson, J.S.; Harris, G.; Sotillo, F.; Diao, J. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (USA)); Somasundaran, P.; Harris, C.C.; Vasudevan, T.; Liu, D.; Li, C. (Columbia Univ., New York, NY (USA)); Hu, Weibai; Zou, Y.; Chen, W. (Utah Univ., Salt Lake City, UT (USA)); Choudhry, V.; Sehgal, R.; Ghosh, A. (Praxis Engineers, Inc., Milpitas, CA (USA))

1990-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface chemistry control for selective fossil resin flotation  

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A froth flotation method is disclosed for separating fine particles of fossil resin by use of frothing reagents which include an aliphatic organic compound having a polar group and containing not more than four carbon atoms. Butanol is an effective frothing reagent in this method. 12 figs.

Miller, J.D.; Yi, Y.; Yu, Q.

1994-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface chemistry control for selective fossil resin flotation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A froth flotation method is disclosed for separating fine particles of fossil resin from by use of frothing reagents which include an aliphatic organic compound having a polar group and containing not more than four carbon atoms. Butanol is an effective frothing reagent in this method.

Miller, Jan D. (1886 Atkin Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84106); Yi, Ye (2875 E. Wander Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84117); Yu, Qiang (224 University Village, Salt Lake City, UT 84108)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative study of the performance of conventional and column flotation when treating coking coal fines  

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Investigations were carried out on coking coal fines by conventional cell and column flotation techniques. The effects of different operating parameters were evaluated for both conventional and column flotation. The coal fines were collected from Bhojudih washery, India. These coal fines averaged 24.4% ash, 19.8% volatile matter and 53.8% fixed carbon on a dry basis. A commercial grade sodium silicate, light diesel oil and pine oil were used as depressant, collector and frother respectively. The flotation performance was compared with release analysis. The conventional flotation results indicated that a clean coal with 14.4% ash could be obtained at 78.0% yield with 88.4% combustible recovery. The ash of the clean coal could be further reduced to 10.1% at 72.0% yield with 85.6% combustible recovery by using column flotation. The column flotation results were close to those obtained by release analysis.

M.S. Jena; S.K. Biswal; S.P. Das; P.S.R. Reddy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using alternative chemicals in the flotation of heavy metals from lead mill tailings  

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The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) investigated alternative chemicals for the flotation of heavy metal values from southeast Missouri lead mill tailings. The objectives of the study were to lower the Pb remaining in the reprocessed tailings to <500 ppm, concentrate the metal values, and lower the overall toxicity of the flotation reagent scheme. Due to the high toxicity of classic flotation chemicals, collectorless flotation, as well as nontoxic or less-toxic chemicals, was studied for use in the flotation process. The investigation centered on the National tailings pile in Flat River, MO. Advantages to using alternative chemicals for the flotation process are presented. Novel reagent schemes are discussed for the treatment of the tailings. Various nontoxic or less-toxic oils were tested, and a substitute for sodium sulfide was investigated. Using a food additive oil, soda ash, and a frother as the reagent scheme, froth flotation recovered 89% of the Pb values. Further scavenging lowered the Pb remaining in the reprocessed tailings to <500 ppm. A less-toxic substitute for sodium cyanide was also studied for use in the cleaner flotation stages. Preliminary results indicate that the food additive oil, canola oil, to be as effective as classic sulfide flotation reagents.

Benn, F.W. [Bureau of Mines, Rolla, MO (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Behaviour of bubble clusters in a turbulent flotation cell  

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Abstract The rate of capture of particles decreases as the particle size increases in froth flotation. It has been postulated that the upper size range of particles that can be recovered in conventional machines could be extended by the use of bubble clusters [1]. This study is concerned with the behaviour of bubble clusters in turbulent flotation cell. The breakup and re-formation of clusters and the effect of bubble size and impeller speed on the behaviour of clusters have been investigated. The apparatus used was essentially a laboratory flotation cell, agitated by a Rushton turbine. The cell was modified to allow pre-formed clusters to rise out of a fluidized bed and into the path of the rotating impeller. The events were captured using a digital camera, and the images were analysed to give the sizes of the bubbles and clusters. In the first part of the investigation, a collector was used but no frother. Under these conditions, the bubble diameter was effectively controlled by the collector concentration, and it varied considerably. It was found that the sizes of clusters decrease with increasing shear rate at low impeller speeds, and at higher speeds the clusters are broken up into bubbles and particles. In the second part, frother was used at a concentration above the critical coalescence concentration, to control the bubble size, which remained essentially constant at this concentration. The bubbles were too small to be broken by the action of the impeller, so they always remained at the same size. In this case it was found that when the impeller speed was increased, two stages of formation were observed, the fragmentation and equilibrium stages. In the fragmentation stage, at low impeller speeds, the clusters were loose and filamentous, and as the energy input increases, they rupture and re-form. In the second stage, above a critical impeller speed, dense clusters formed whose size was relatively insensitive to the energy input.

Zhihao Chen; Seher Ata; Graeme J. Jameson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal surface control for advanced fine coal flotation  

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The initial goal of the research project was to develop methods of coal surface control in advanced froth flotation to achieve 90% pyritic sulfur rejection, while operating at Btu recoveries above 90% based on run-of-mine quality coal. Moreover, the technology is to concomitantly reduce the ash content significantly (to six percent or less) to provide a high-quality fuel to the boiler (ash removal also increases Btu content, which in turn decreases a coal's emission potential in terms of lbs SO{sub 2}/million Btu). (VC)

Fuerstenau, D.W.; Hanson, J.S.; Diao, J.; Harris, G.H.; De, A.; Sotillo, F. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States)); Somasundaran, P.; Harris, C.C.; Vasudevan, T.; Liu, D.; Li, C. (Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)); Hu, W.; Zou, Y.; Chen, W. (Utah Univ., Salt Lake City, UT (United States)); Choudhry, V.; Shea, S.; Ghosh, A.; Sehgal, R. (Praxis Engineers, Inc., Milpitas, CA (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principles of models based engineering  

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This report describes a Models Based Engineering (MBE) philosophy and implementation strategy that has been developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Center for Advanced Engineering Technology. A major theme in this discussion is that models based engineering is an information management technology enabling the development of information driven engineering. Unlike other information management technologies, models based engineering encompasses the breadth of engineering information, from design intent through product definition to consumer application.

Dolin, R.M.; Hefele, J.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of frothing-agent oxidation on coking-coal flotation  

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The oxidation of frothing agents (KOBS, OPPG-3, and the tar fraction of peat bitumen) affects coking-coal flotation. The tar fraction of Krapivinsk-peat ... provides the basis for a frothing agent in coking-coal ...

M. Yu. Klimovich; S. I. Zherebtsov; Yu. V. Musin; A. I. Moiseev…

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Tof-SIMS analysis of the effect of lead nitrate on rare earth flotation  

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Abstract The influence of lead nitrate on rare earth flotation in the presence of hydroxamates as collectors has been investigated by a combination of micro-flotation tests and time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) surface chemical analysis. Micro-flotation tests identified a link between lead nitrate dose and an improved grade of REE minerals for concentrates. The testing also identified differences in the flotation behaviour of light rare earth (LREEs, La or Ce bearing minerals) and Y and Zr bearing minerals. TOF-SIMS analyses evaluated the variability in surface components on undifferentiated REE grains from the concentrates and tails samples in response to the varied lead nitrate dosing in micro-flotation tests. The surface analyses showed that both the REE grains and gangue phases reporting to the concentrate have higher relative surface proportions of both Pb and collectors as compared to those reporting to the tails. It is noted that the lead does not appear to be associated with an increase in collector adsorption, so the grade of REE can go up is not by selective adsorption of collectors. The significantly higher intensity of Pb species identified on the surface of the concentrate would suggest that lead addition can actually reverse the surface charge making it efficient for collectors to adsorb onto surfaces that they could not easily close to. It is also possible PbOH+ potentially acting as a point activator.

Liuyin Xia; Brian Hart; Brandon Loshusan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the interfacial chemistry of pyrite and coal in fine coal cleaning using flotation  

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Surface oxidation, surface charge, and flotation properties have been systematically studied for coal, coal-pyrite and ore-pyrite. Electrochemical studies show that coal-pyrite exhibits much higher and more complex surface oxidation than ore-pyrite and its oxidation rate depends strongly on the carbon/coal content. Flotation studies indicate that pyrites have no self-induced floatability. Fuel oil significantly improves the floatability of coal and induces considerable flotation for coal-pyrite due to the hydrophobic interaction of fuel oil with the carbon/coal inclusions on the pyrite surface. Xanthate is a good collector for ore-pyrite but a poor collector for coal and coal-pyrite. The results from thermodynamic calculations, flotation and zeta potential measurements show that iron ions greatly affect the flotation of pyrite with xanthate and fuel oil. Various organic and inorganic chemicals have been examined for depressing coal-pyrite. It was found, for the first time, that sodium pyrophosphate is an effective depressant for coal-pyrite. Solution chemistry shows that pyrophosphate reacts with iron ions to form stable iron pyrophosphate complexes. Using pyrophosphate, the complete separation of pyrite from coal can be realized over a wide pH range at relatively low dosage.

Jiang, C.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuing Development of Models Based on Spherical Geodesic Grids  

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Continuing Development of Models Based on Spherical Geodesic Grids Ross Heikes, Joon-Hee Jung, C to finite-difference operators 3) Some numerical results from an aqua-planet simulation #12;Part1: Geodesic -- array based The geodesic grid can be mapped to a set of square arrays. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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A comparison study of column flotation technologies for cleaning Illinois coal. [Quarterly] technical report, December 1, 1993--February 28, 1994  

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The objectives of this research project are to optimize the performance of six commercially available column technologies for the treatment of Illinois Basin coal fines and to compare their performance on the basis of the recovery-grade curve and column throughput capacity. A statistically-designed, experimental program will be conducted to optimize the critical operating performance values of each flotation column. During the previous reporting period, construction and installation of the six flotation columns were completed. The flotation feed sample that will be used for the tests in this investigation was collected from a coal preparation plant treating the Illinois No. 5 seam coal. During this reporting period, the flotation feed sample was characterized on a size-by-size basis for its ash, total sulfur, and BTU content. A release analysis was also conducted to obtain the best possible recovery versus product grade curve that can be achieved by a froth flotation process for the treatment of the Illinois No. 5 flotation feed sample. Experiments were initiated on the Jameson Cell. The preliminary results indicate that the Jameson Cell achieves a separation performance that is close to the release data. The experimental program on the Jameson Cell and the other flotation technologies will be performed during the next reporting period.

Honaker, R.Q.; Paul, B.C. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States). Dept. of Mining Engineering

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentration of oil shale by froth flotation. Monthly technical letter report, May 1-31, 1983  

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Highlights of findings during May 1983, are briefly summarized. Batches of shale were ground in a 14-inch ball mill. Froth flotation of the ground shales were carried out using pine oil as a frother. Shale used was a high grade eastern shale (New Albany shale). (DMC)

Krishnan, G.

1983-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Split and collectorless flotation to medium coking coal fines for multi-product zero waste concept  

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The medium coking coal fines of ? 0.5 mm from Jharia coal field were taken for this investigation. The release analysis of the composite coal reveals that yield is very low at 10.0% ash, about 25% at 14% ash and 50% at 17% ash level. The low yield is caused by the presence of high ash finer fraction. The size-wise ash analysis of ? 0.5 mm coal indicated that ? 0.5 + 0.15 mm fraction contains less ash than ? 0.15 mm fraction. Thus, the composite feed was split into ? 0.5 + 0.15 mm and ? 0.15 mm fractions and subjected to flotation separately. The low ash bearing fraction (? 0.5 + 0.15 mm) was subjected to two stages collectorless flotation to achieve the concentrate with 10% ash. The cleaner concentrate (18.9%) with 10% ash was recovered which has an application in metallurgical industries. The concentrate of 30.2% yield with 12.5% ash could be achieved in one stage collectorless flotation which is suitable for use in coke making as sweetener. As the ? 0.15 mm fraction contains relatively high ash, collector aided flotation using sodium silicate was performed to get a concentrate of 23.6% yield with about 17% ash. The blending of this product with cleaner tail obtained from ? 0.5 + 0.15 mm produces about 35.0% yield with 17% ash and that can be utilized for coke making. The reject from the two fractions can be used for conventional thermal power plant or cement industries using a 23.5% ash after one stage collector aided flotation and the final tailings produced content ash of 61.6% can be used for fluidization combustion bed (FBC). This eventually leads to complete utilization of coal.

Shobhana Dey; K.K. Bhattacharyya

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Gasification Systems - Model Based Optimal Sensor Network Design for  

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Model Based Optimal Sensor Network Design for Condition Monitoring Model Based Optimal Sensor Network Design for Condition Monitoring Project Number: FE0005712 General Electric (GE) Global Research is developing an advanced model-based optimal sensor network to monitor the condition of the gasification section in an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant. The work builds on model-based controls aimed at enhancing efficiency and operational flexibility through increased automation. Within an overall strategy of employing model-based online monitoring and predictive controls, GE Global Research is extending existing models for the gasifier and radiant syngas cooler to include the effects of degradation and fouling on the sensed variables like temperature etc., and will implement an estimation algorithm to assess the extent of gasifier refractory degradation and radiant syngas cooler fouling. An optimization-based solution will be employed to optimally place the hardware sensors utilized in the estimation algorithm in order to achieve the monitoring requirements at the lowest cost. The performance of the sensor placement algorithm and resulting monitoring solution will be demonstrated through simulations using representative test cases. The overall approach is one of the first to be applicable to condition monitoring of critical components in IGCC plants.

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A modified release analysis procedure using advanced froth flotation mechanisms. Final technical report, September 1, 1995--August 31, 1996  

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Recent studies indicate that the optimum separation performances achieved by multiple stage cleaning using various column flotation technologies and single stage cleaning using a Packed-Flotation Column are superior to the performance achieved by the traditional release procedure, especially in terms of pyritic sulfur rejection. This superior performance is believed to be the result of the advanced flotation mechanisms provided by column flotation technologies. Thus, the objective of this study was to develop a suitable process utilizing the advanced froth flotation mechanisms to characterize the true flotation response of a coal sample. This investigation resulted in the development of a modified coal flotation characterization procedure, termed as the Advanced Flotation Washability (AFW) technique. The apparatus used for this procedure is a batch operated Packed-Column device which provides enhanced selectivity due to a plug-flow environment and a deep froth zone. The separation performance achieved by the AFW procedure was found to be superior to those produced by the conventional tree and release procedures for three nominally -100 mesh coal samples and two micronized samples. The largest difference in separation performance was obtained on the basis of product pyritic sulfur content. A comparison conducted between the AFW and the release procedures at an 80% recovery value showed that the AFW technique provided a 19% improvement in the reduction of pyritic sulfur. For an Illinois No. 5 coal sample, this improvement corresponded to a reduction in pyritic sulfur content from 1.38% to 0.70% or a total rejection of 66%. Micronization of the sample improved the pyritic sulfur rejection to 85% while rejecting 92% of the ash-bearing material. In addition, the separation performance provided by the AFW procedure was superior to that obtained from multiple cleaning stages using a continuous Packed-Column under both kinetic and carrying-capacity limiting conditions.

Honaker, R.Q.; Mohanty, M.K. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified release analysis procedure using advanced froth flotation mechanisms: Technical report, March 1, 1996-May 31, 1996  

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Recent studies indicate that the optimum separation performances achieved by multiple stage cleaning using various column flotation technologies and single stage cleaning using a Packed-Flotation Column are superior to the performance achieved by the traditional release procedure, especially in terms of pyritic sulfur rejection. This superior performance is believed to be the result of the advanced flotation mechanisms provided by column flotation technologies. Thus, the objective of this study is to develop a suitable process utilizing the advanced froth flotation mechanisms to characterize the true flotation response of a coal sample. Work in this reporting period concentrated on developing a modified coal flotation characterization procedure, termed as Advanced Flotation Washability (AFW) technique. The new apparatus used for this procedure is essentially a batch operated packed-column device equipped with a controlled wash water system. Several experiments were conducted using the AFW technique on a relatively high sulfur, -100 mesh Illinois No. 5 run-of-mine coal sample collected from a local coal preparation plant. Similar coal characterization experiments were also conducted using the traditional release and tree analysis procedures. The best performance curve generated using the AFW technique was found to be superior to the optimum curve produced by the traditional procedures. For example, at a combustible recovery of 80%, a 19% improvement in the reduction of the pyritic sulfur content was achieved by the AFW method while the ash reduction was also enhanced by 4%. Several tests are on-going to solidify the AFW procedure and verify the above finding by conducting Anova analyses to evaluate the repeatability of the AFW method and the statistical significance of the difference in the performance achieved from the traditional and modified coal characterization procedures.

Honaker, R.Q., Mohanty, M.K. [Southern Illinois Univ., Department of Mining Engineering, Carbondale, IL (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based safety assessments  

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Sandia National Laboratories performs systems analysis of high risk, high consequence systems. In particular, Sandia is responsible for the engineering of nuclear weapons, exclusive of the explosive physics package. In meeting this responsibility, Sandia has developed fundamental approaches to safety and a process for evaluating safety based on modeling and simulation. These approaches provide confidence in the safety of our nuclear weapons. Similar concepts may be applied to improve the safety of other high consequence systems.

Carlson, D.D.; Jones, T.R.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for simultaneous use of a single additive for coal flotation, dewatering, and reconstitution  

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A single dose of additive contributes to three consecutive fine coal unit operations, i.e., flotation, dewatering and reconstitution, whereby the fine coal is first combined with water in a predetermined proportion so as to formulate a slurry. The slurry is then mixed with a heavy hydrocarbon-based emulsion in a second predetermined proportion and at a first predetermined mixing speed and for a predetermined period of time. The conditioned slurry is then cleaned by a froth flotation method to form a clean coal froth and then the froth is dewatered by vacuum filtration or a centrifugation process to form reconstituted products that are dried to dust-less clumps prior to combustion.

Wen, Wu-Wey (Murrysville, PA); Gray, McMahan L. (Pittsburgh, PA); Champagne, Kenneth J. (Finleyville, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wastewater treatment using flocculation, coagulation, and flotation. (Latest citations from the NTIS bibliographic database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the design, development, and evaluation of flocculation coagulation and flotation processes for the treatment of sewage and industrial wastes. Citations examine technology requirements and limitations, activated sludge and anaerobic processes, chlorination, runoff pollution control, wastewater recycling and reuse, and materials recovery.(Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

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1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wastewater treatment using flocculation, coagulation, and flotation. (Latest citations from the NTIS bibliographic database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the design, development, and evaluation of flocculation coagulation and flotation processes for the treatment of sewage and industrial wastes. Citations examine technology requirements and limitations, activated sludge and anaerobic processes, chlorination, runoff pollution control, wastewater recycling and reuse, and materials recovery.(Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

NONE

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Technical Note 1753 Model Based Enterprise /  

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Lubell Kenway Chen John Horst Simon Frechette Paul Huang http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1753 #12;NIST Technical Note 1753 Model Based Enterprise / Technical Data Package Summit Report Joshua Lubell Kenway Chen

Perkins, Richard A.

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Integrating flotation to improve the performance of an HMC circuit treating a low-rank fine coal  

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One reason that heavy media cyclone (HMC) circuits suffer from the inadvertent loss of magnetite and fine coal is the presence of nonmagnetic material in the magnetic separator feed. In this study, flotation was applied to the undersize fractions of the HMC drain-and-rinse screens to minimize these problems. These fractions, which contain 17.9% nonmagnetic material, are currently sent to magnetic separators and the nonmagnetic portion from the separators contains 39.1% ash. Applying flotation resulted in a clean coal product with an ash content of 8.7% and a calorific value of 6,300 kcal/kg. The refuse from flotation, which will be sent to the magnetic separators, contains 7.7% nonmagnetics.

Celik, H.; Polat, M. [Celar Bayar University, Manisa (Turkey)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal surface control for advanced fine coal flotation. Final report, October 1, 1988--March 31, 1992  

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The initial goal of the research project was to develop methods of coal surface control in advanced froth flotation to achieve 90% pyritic sulfur rejection, while operating at Btu recoveries above 90% based on run-of-mine quality coal. Moreover, the technology is to concomitantly reduce the ash content significantly (to six percent or less) to provide a high-quality fuel to the boiler (ash removal also increases Btu content, which in turn decreases a coal`s emission potential in terms of lbs SO{sub 2}/million Btu). (VC)

Fuerstenau, D.W.; Hanson, J.S.; Diao, J.; Harris, G.H.; De, A.; Sotillo, F. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States); Somasundaran, P.; Harris, C.C.; Vasudevan, T.; Liu, D.; Li, C. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Hu, W.; Zou, Y.; Chen, W. [Utah Univ., Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Choudhry, V.; Shea, S.; Ghosh, A.; Sehgal, R. [Praxis Engineers, Inc., Milpitas, CA (United States)

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison study of column flotation technologies for cleaning Illinois coal. Technical report, September 1--November 30, 1993  

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The objectives of this research project are to optimize the performance of six commercially available column technologies for the treatment of Illinois Basin coal fines and to compare their performance on the basis of the recovery-grade curve and column throughput capacity. A statistically-designed experimental program will be conducted to optimize the critical operating performance values of each flotation column. The operating values suggested by the vendor will be used as the center point of the design. The ultimate recovery-grade curve and-the maximum throughput capacity for each column will be determined by conducting further tests using the optimum operating parameter values. During this reporting period, the flotation columns that were not already present were purchased and received. Installation of all the flotation columns was completed with the exception of the Packed-Column which is presently being mounted. A total of 25 fifty-five gallon drums of Illinois No. 5 flotation feed coal ({minus}100 mesh) was collected at a local preparation plant to be used as the feed for the comparison tests. A complete characterization of this coal sample will be conducted during the next reporting period.

Honaker, R.Q.; Paul, B.C. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States). Dept. of Mining Engineering

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison study of column flotation technologies for cleaning Illinois coal. Technical report, March 1, 1994--May 31, 1994  

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The objectives of this research project are to optimize the performance of six commercially available column technologies for the treatment of Illinois Basin coal fines and to compare their performance on the basis of the recovery-grade curve and column throughput capacity. During the previous reporting period, characterization of an Illinois No. S flotation feed sample was completed and tests on the Jameson Cell were initiated. During this reporting period, parametric studies using a Box-Behnken test design were conducted on the Jameson Cell, Packed-Column, and the Microcel. The results obtained from all three flotation technologies compared well with release analysis data. Excellent ash rejections of more than 85% were achieved by each flotation technology. However, for the test conditions used in this investigation, relatively low combustible recovery values were obtained from the Jameson Cell and the Packed-Column due to carrying capacity limitations. During the next reporting period, lower feed rates will be tested for these two technologies in an effort to improve recovery. Empirical models developed from the parametric studies will be used to predict the optimum operating parameter values. These optimum values will be used to obtain the best possible separation efficiency and maximum throughput for each flotation technology.

Honaker, R.Q.; Paul, B.C.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wastewater treatment using flocculation, coagulation, and flotation. (Latest citations from the NTIS bibliographic database). NewSearch  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the design, development, and evaluation of flocculation coagulation and flotation processes for the treatment of sewage and industrial wastes. Citations examine technology requirements and limitations, activated sludge and anaerobic processes, chlorination, runoff pollution control, wastewater recycling and reuse, and materials recovery. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the effects of various water mediums on desulfurization and deashing of a coal sample by flotation  

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of various water mediums on desulfurization and deashing of a coal sample using flotation. For this purpose, experimental studies were conducted on a coal sample containing high ash and sulfur contents. The effects of pH, solid concentration, collector amount and frother amount on the flotation were investigated separately in Mediterranean Sea water, Cermik thermal spring water, snow water and tap water. Flotation, results indicated that, when comparing the various water mediums, the following order for the ash content was obtained: snow water < Cermik thermal spring water < tap water < the Mediterranean Sea water. For the reduction of total sulfur, the following order was obtained: snow water > Cermik thermal spring water > Mediterranean Sea water > tap water. When snow water was used as a flotation medium, it was found that a concentrate containing 3.01% total sulfur and 27.64% ash with a total sulfur reduction of 57.06% was obtained from a feed containing 7.01% total sulfur and 4.1.17% ash.

Ayhan, F.D. [Dicle University, Diyarbakir (Turkey)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstrating and Validating a Next Generation Model-Based Controller...  

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and Validating a Next Generation Model-Based Controller for Fuel Efficient, Low Emissions Diesel Engines Demonstrating and Validating a Next Generation Model-Based Controller for...

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Model-Based Sampling and Inference  

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Model-Based Sampling, Inference and Imputation Model-Based Sampling, Inference and Imputation James R. Knaub, Jr., Energy Information Administration, EI-53.1 James.Knaub@eia.doe.gov Key Words: Survey statistics, Randomization, Conditionality, Random sampling, Cutoff sampling Abstract: Picking a sample through some randomization mechanism, such as random sampling within groups (stratified random sampling), or, say, sampling every fifth item (systematic random sampling), may be familiar to a lot of people. These are design-based samples. Estimates of means and totals for an entire population may be inferred from such a sample, along with estimation of the amount of error that might be expected. However, inference based on a sample and its (modeled) relationship to other data may be less familiar. If there is enough

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Interfacial electrochemistry of pyrite oxidation and flotation. 1: Effect of borate on pyrite surface oxidation  

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The interfacial chemistry of pyrite is of great industrial importance in complex sulfide ore flotation, coal desulfurization, acid mine drainage mitigation, and conversion of solar energy to electrical or chemical energy. Sodium tetraborate (Na{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) has been widely used as an electrolyte and pH buffer in studying the interfacial electrochemistry of sulfide minerals in relation to sulfide mineral flotation. In all the previous studies published so far, borate was regarded as an inert electrolyte/pH buffer, and its reactions with the sulfide minerals were completely overlooked. In this first part of this series papers, the complicating effects of borate on the interfacial electrochemistry of pyrite have been studied. In the borate solutions, the surface oxidation of pyrite is strongly enhanced. The first and rate-determining step of the reaction between borate and pyrite has been shown to be the following irreversible reaction: FeS{sub 2} + B(OH){sub 4}{sup {minus}} {yields} FeS{sub 2} {hor_ellipsis} [B(OH){sub 4}]{sub ads} + e. This reaction appears in the voltammogram as an anodic oxidation peak at potentials of more than 0.4 V lower than the commencement of pyrite oxidation in sodium perchlorate or nitrate electrolyte solutions. As the borate concentration increases, the peak current increases linearly, while the peak potential shifts positively at 240 mV per decade. On a rotating-disc electrode, the peak becomes a plateau. The limiting current density is a linear function of the square root of the rotation speed at relatively low rotation speeds. The Tafel slope is close to 240 mV per decade and is independent of the rotation speed and borate concentration. The results indicate that charge transfer coefficient is 0.25.

Wang, X.H. [Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)] [Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)

1996-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Validated Model-Based Performance Prediction of Multi-Core Software Routers  

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Terms--measurement, simulation, intra-node model, re- source contention, model validation, software components. Leveraged by high flexibility and low costs of software developments in comparison with hardwareValidated Model-Based Performance Prediction of Multi-Core Software Routers Torsten Meyer1

Carle, Georg

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

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

Yao, Bin

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CX-003559: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Development of a Model-Based Flotation SimulatorCX(s) Applied: A9Date: 08/25/2010Location(s): Blacksburg, VirginiaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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CX-002308: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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Development of a Model-Based Flotation SimulatorCX(s) Applied: A9Date: 05/17/2010Location(s): Blacksburg, VirginiaOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Energy Band Model Based on Effective Mass  

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In this work, we demonstrate an alternative method of deriving an isotropic energy band model using a one-dimensional definition of the effective mass and experimentally observed dependence of mass on energy. We extend the effective mass definition to anti-particles and particles with zero rest mass. We assume an often observed linear dependence of mass on energy and derive a generalized non-parabolic energy-momentum relation. The resulting non-parabolicity leads to velocity saturation at high particle energies. We apply the energy band model to free relativistic particles and carriers in solid state materials and obtain commonly used dispersion relations and experimentally confirmed effective masses. We apply the model to zero rest mass particles in graphene and propose using the effective mass for photons. Therefore, it appears that the new energy band model based on the effective mass can be applied to relativistic particles and carriers in solid state materials.

Viktor Ariel

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance optimization of biological waste treatment by flotation clarification at a chemical manufacturing facility  

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., utilizes a deep-tank activated sludge wastewater treatment system with a dissolved air flotation clarifier (DAF) to effectively treat amine wastes containing residual organics, ammonia-nitrogen and organic nitrogen. The bio-system, a deep tank aeration system, produces a high quality final effluent low in biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), ammonia and organic nitrogen, turbidity and total suspended solids. Prior to installing the DAF, treatment performance was at risk with a gravity clarifier. Waste treatment performance was jeopardized by poor settling bio-flocs and uncontrollable solids-liquid separation problems within the gravity clarifier. The solids settleability problems resulted primarily from mixed liquor nitrogen supersaturation degassing in the clarifier. As a result of the degassing, biomass floated on the gravity clarifier or overflowed the effluent weir. As a result of biomass loss periodically organic carbon and total Kjeldahl nitrogen loadings had to be reduced in order to maintain optimal food-to-mass ratios. As biomass levels dropped within the aeration basin, waste treatment performance was at risk and waste loads had to be decreased causing waste inventories to increase in storage tanks.

Kerecz, B.J. [Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (United States); Miller, D.R. [Komline-Sanderson, Peapack, NJ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentration of oil shale by froth flotation. Monthly technical letter report, June 1-30, 1983  

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During the month of June we continued with the study of froth flotation of New Albany shale. Because the shale particles were not reduced sufficiently to literate organics and inorganics by the use of 3.8 cm diameter balls (as grinding medium) we used 1.3 cm diameter balls. The smaller diameter balls are more efficient in grinding fine particles. However, the 1.3 cm diameter balls were not effective in grinding the large particles of the feed shale. Hence, we initially used 3.8 cm diameter balls and then 1.3 cm diameter balls. As previously observed, the fractions of organics in the feed shale recovered in the concentrate were very high, in excess of 95%. The grade or fraction of organics in the concentrate increased steadily, indicating increased liberation with increased grinding time. A factor of two increase in the grade was observed at the end of 26 hours of grinding. The Minerals Separation Corporation has completed the dynamic heavy media testing of Tract C-A shales.

Krishnan, G.

1983-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Separation of the components of flue-gas scrubber sludge by froth flotation  

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To reduce their sulfur emissions, many coal-fired electric power plants use wet flue-gas scrubbers. These scrubbers convert sulfur oxides into solid sulfate and sulfite sludge, which must then be disposed of. Currently, the major markets for scrubber sludge are for manufacture of gypsum products, such as wallboard and plaster, and for cement. However, the quality of the raw sludge is often not high enough or consistent enough to satisfy manufacturers, and so the material is difficult to sell. Other markets, such as paper manufacture and plastics fillers, have even more stringent quality requirements and will not accept raw sludge at all. In the work described in this paper, several reagents have been examined to determine their ability to selectively improve the flotation of the unreacted limestone contaminant away from the desirable products (calcium sulfite and gypsum). The most success has been achieved using a cationic collector, which shows a higher selectivity between calcium sulfite and calcium carbonate than do the anionic collectors that were studied.

Kawatra, S.K.; Eisele, T.C. [Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI (United States). Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental studies on hydrophobic flocculation of coal fines in aqueous solutions and flotation of flocculated coal  

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Hydrophobic flocculation of fine bituminous coal particles in aqueous solutions under mechanical conditioning and without any surfactants has been experimentally studied through the measurements of aggregative efficiency, zeta potential and contact angle in this work. The results have shown that the hydrophobic coal fines strongly aggregated in a wide pH range (3.5â??9.5), even though the particle surfaces were highly charged. This hydrophobic flocculation closely correlated with particle hydrophobicity, having a stronger aggregation for more hydrophobic coal fines. It reaches the maximum degree only if a sufficient kinetic energy is applied to the coal slurry. Also, it has been found that the hydrophobic flocculation could be greatly enhanced by adding a little amount of nonpolar oil. In addition, the flotation of flocculated coal fines was tested on the fine Prince coal for the deep elimination of ash and pyrite from coals in this work. An ultraclean coal with 1.3% ash remaining was produced with 87% combustible recovery. The ash rejection and pyritic sulfur rejection were about 93% and 66%, respectively.

Shaoxian Song

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Tools  

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Building simulation tool screen capture Building simulation tool screen capture Simulation Tools Researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs that allow architects and building engineers to design or retrofit buildings for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Programs developed by researchers include: the EnergyPlus whole building simulation program, the Modelica Buildings library for rapid prototyping and controls design, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for co-simulation and for model-based operation, and the GenOpt generic optimization program. Contacts Philip Haves PHaves@lbl.gov (510) 486-6512 Michael Wetter MWetter@lbl.gov (510) 486-6990 Links Simulation Research Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings

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Position Paper: Model-Based Testing Mark Utting  

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Position Paper: Model-Based Testing Mark Utting The University of Waikato, New Zealand Email: marku@cs.waikato.ac.nz 1 Introduction This position paper gives an overview of model-based testing and discusses how is the automation of black-box test design. It usually in- volves four stages: 1 #12;1. building an abstract model

Utting, Mark

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Mobile Model-Based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems  

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Mobile Model-Based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems Amin Hammad* , Cheng Zhang, Yongxin Hu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1T7, Canada Abstract: This paper discusses the requirements for developing Mobile Model-based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems (MMBLMSs). These new systems should link all

Hammad, Amin

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Mobile Model-Based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems  

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Mobile Model-Based Bridge Lifecycle Management Systems Amin Hammad* Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering 1425 René Lévesque Boulevard, Montréal, Québec, H3G 1T7, Canada Cheng Zhang University Abstract: This paper discusses the requirements for developing Mobile Model-based Bridge Lifecycle

Hammad, Amin

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Institute for Software Technology Model-Based Testing  

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t Institute for Software Technology Model-Based Testing Ausgewählte Kapitel Softwaretechnologie 2 2013/14 B.K. Aichernig Model-Based Testing 1 / 38 #12;t Institute for Software Technology Testing Testing: checking or measuring some quality characteristics of an executing system by performing

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Analysis and Model-Based Control of Servomechanisms With Friction  

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Analysis and Model-Based Control of Servomechanisms With Friction Evangelos G. Papadopoulos e Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Athens, Greece Friction is responsible for several, model-based feedback compensation is studied for servomechanism tracking tasks. Several kinetic friction

Papadopoulos, Evangelos

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Towards a model based approach for integration testing  

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In this paper, we introduce a model based approach for integration test cases generation. The approach is based on UML 2 Testing Profile and follows the Mode-Driven Architecture for generating integration test cases from unit test models. The generated ... Keywords: UTP, integration testing, model based testing, test cases generation

Mohamed Mussa; Ferhat Khendek

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Data Fusion for Parametric-Model-Based Wireless Localization  

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In this paper, we present a data fusion framework for parametric-model-based wireless localization ... treated as a deterministic unknown vector. Three types of fusion schemes are presented: measurement fusion, e...

Robin Wentao Ouyang; Albert Kai-Sun Wong

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leveraging Model-Based Tool Integration by Conceptual Modeling Techniques  

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In the context of model-based tool integration, model transformation languages are the first choice for realizing model exchange between heterogenous tools. However, the lack of a conceptual view on the integr...

Gerti Kappel; Manuel Wimmer; Werner Retschitzegger…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leveraging model-based tool integration by conceptual modeling techniques  

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In the context of model-based tool integration, model transformation languages are the first choice for realizing model exchange between heterogenous tools. However, the lack of a conceptual view on the integration problem and appropriate reuse mechanisms ...

Gerti Kappel; Manuel Wimmer; Werner Retschitzegger; Wieland Schwinger

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model Based Approach to Increase the Part Accuracy in Robot Based Incremental Sheet Metal Forming  

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One main influence on the dimensional accuracy in robot based incremental sheet metal forming results from the compliance of the involved robot structures. Compared to conventional machine tools the low stiffness of the robot's kinematic results in a significant deviation of the planned tool path and therefore in a shape of insufficient quality. To predict and compensate these deviations offline, a model based approach, consisting of a finite element approach, to simulate the sheet forming, and a multi body system, modeling the compliant robot structure, has been developed. This paper describes the implementation and experimental verification of the multi body system model and its included compensation method.

Meier, Horst; Laurischkat, Roman; Zhu Junhong [Institute Product and Service Engineering, Chair of Production Systems, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model-Based Signal Processing Approach to Nuclear Explosion Monitoring  

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This report describes research performed under Laboratory Research and Development Project 05-ERD-019, entitled ''A New Capability for Regional High-Frequency Seismic Wave Simulation in Realistic Three-Dimensional Earth Models to Improve Nuclear Explosion Monitoring''. A more appropriate title for this project is ''A Model-Based Signal Processing Approach to Nuclear Explosion Monitoring''. This project supported research for a radically new approach to nuclear explosion monitoring as well as allowed the development new capabilities in computational seismology that can contribute to NNSA/NA-22 Programs.

Rodgers, A; Harris, D; Pasyanos, M

2007-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive clothing insulation model based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures  

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2012) Predictive clothing insulation model based on outdoorPredictive clothing insulation model based on outdoor airpredictive models of clothing insulation have been developed

Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model-Based Method For Building Reconstruction Konrad Schindler  

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

Schindler, Konrad

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Using Model-based Assurance to Strengthen Diagnostic Procedures  

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Using Model-based Assurance to Strengthen Diagnostic Procedures Robyn Lutz Jet Propulsion Lab diagnostic trees generated from system models are used to help check out diagnostic procedures. Diagnostic procedures are instructions used to isolate failures during operations. Assuring such procedures manually

Lutz, Robyn R.

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A conformance relation for model-based testing of PLC  

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A conformance relation for model-based testing of PLC Anais Guignard Jean-Marc Faure Ecole-marc.faure@lurpa.ens-cachan.fr) Abstract: This paper focuses on the execution of conformance testing of PLC with I/O scanning which of conformance test of real devices, like Pro- grammable Logic Controllers (PLC 1 ) that execute a con- trol code

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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3D model-based tracking for UAV indoor localisation  

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3D model-based tracking for UAV indoor localisation C´eline Teuli`ere, Eric Marchand, Laurent Eck set toward the peaks of the distribution. Motivated by the UAV indoor localisation problem where GPS signal is not available, we validate the algorithm on real image sequences from UAV flights. Index Terms

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Model-Based Testing : The Test of Formal Models  

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Model-Based Testing : The Test of Formal Models Jan Tretmans ESI & Radboud University Nijmegen #12;2 Testing (Software) Testing: checking or measuring some quality characteristics of an executing object by performing experiments in a controlled way w.r.t. a specification tester specification SUT System Under Test

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Model Based Spatial Data Mining for Power Markets Jiangzhuo Chen  

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of load serving substations. We use peak power demand data from FERC and a de- tailed synthetic populationModel Based Spatial Data Mining for Power Markets Jiangzhuo Chen V.S. Anil Kumar Achla Marathe Karla Atkins 1 Introduction In this paper, we use model-driven data mining tech- niques to address

Bailey-Kellogg, Chris

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Toward optimized code generation through model-based optimization  

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Toward optimized code generation through model- based optimization Asma Charfi, Chokri Mraidha with in RTES development is linked to the optimization of their software part. Although automatic code generation and the use of optimizing compilers bring some answers to application optimization issue, we

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Model-Based Dependability Analysis of Programmable Drug Infusion Pumps  

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Model-Based Dependability Analysis of Programmable Drug Infusion Pumps Sriram Sankaranarayanan.lastname@colorado.edu Abstract. Infusion pumps are commonly used in home/hospital care to inject drugs into a patient a case-study involving an infusion pump used to manage pain through the infusion of analgesic drugs

Sankaranarayanan, Sriram

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ADAPTIVE MODEL BASED CONTROL FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS  

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ADAPTIVE MODEL BASED CONTROL FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS Arie de Niet1 , Maartje van de Vrugt2.j.boucherie@utwente.nl Abstract In biological wastewater treatment, nitrogen and phosphorous are removed by activated sludge considerably to the increase of energy-efficiency in wastewater treatment. To this end, we introduce

Boucherie, Richard J.

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Nested Loop Algorithm for Parallel Model Based Iterative Reconstruction  

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Nested Loop Algorithm for Parallel Model Based Iterative Reconstruction Zhou Yu, Lin Fu, Debashish. In this paper, we propose a fast converging simultaneous-update algorithm using a nested loop structure tomography, iterative reconstruction, nested loop, preconditioner. I. INTRODUCTION Recent applications

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Reverse Audio Engineering: Model-Based Inversion of Dynamic Range  

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1 Reverse Audio Engineering: Model-Based Inversion of Dynamic Range Compression Stanislaw Gorlow, Graduate Student Member, IEEE and Joshua D. Reiss, Member, IEEE Abstract--Reverse audio engineering so far, reverse audio engineering. I. INTRODUCTION SOUND or audio engineering is an established discipline

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Nonlinear process model based control of a propylene sidestream draw column  

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While sidestream draw columns offer the incentives of reduced capital and operating expenses, they also pose more challenging control problems than ordinary distillation columns. This paper describes the application of nonlinear process model based control (PMBC) for composition control of all product streams for a simulation of a distillation column with a liquid sidestream draw. A tray-to-tray simulator of an industrial propylene/propane column that considers 5-min composition analyzer dead time was used to test the nonlinear PMBC controller for setpoint changes, a feed flow rate change, and feed composition changes. The nonlinear PMBC controller used an approximate model based upon the Smoker equation directly to make control decisions. The nonlinear PMBC controller exhibits excellent control performance for all test cases with a maximum relative deviation of the impurity from setpoint of about 10% for the two product streams. The nonlinear PMBC controller provides significantly improved control performance over a conventional single loop control scheme that is currently in industrial use.

Riggs, J.B. (Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (US))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model based rail pressure control of GDI engine  

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This paper proposes a model-based rail pressure control (RPC) scheme for GDI engines. First, a control-oriented first-principle physics model is established for the rail pressure system. The backstepping technique is then used to derive a non-linear controller with guaranteed stability. For an engineering application, some compensations and corrections are further considered, such as input shaping, non-linear correction, anti-windup of integrator, battery voltage correction, etc. Finally, the proposed rail pressure controller is tested on the pump test rig and engine test bench. The results show the control performance is satisfactory.

Jialing Li; Pengyuan Sun; Tonghao Song; Jun Li; Baiyu Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Framework for a Model-Based Data Science Computational Platform  

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Astronomy produces extremely large data sets from ground-based telescopes, space missions, and simulation. The volume and complexity of these rich data sets require new approaches and advanced tools to understand the information contained therein. No one can load this data on their own computer, most cannot even keep it at their institution, and worse, no platform exists that allows one to evaluate their models across the whole of the data. Simply having an extremely large volume of data available in one place is not sufficient; one must be able to make valid, rigorous, scientific comparisons across very different data sets from very different instrumentation. We propose a framework to directly address this which has the following components: a model-based computational platform, streamlined access to large volumes of data, and an educational and social platform for both researchers and the public.

Muna, Demitri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based Adaptive Observers for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Riccardo Ceccarelli , Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, Philippe Moulin and Antonio Sciarretta  

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Model-based Adaptive Observers for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Engines Riccardo Ceccarelli diesel engine professional simulator AMEsim. I. INTRODUCTION Modern diesel engine has the potential of the functioning of a air-path in a diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation circuit is presented. More

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Model-based testing in the automotive industry challenges and solutions  

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Test specification System integration testing ­ model-based Test executionTest model Documentation... Requirements System integration testing ­ model-based SUT Sensors/busses Input interfaces Actors/busses Output interfaces #12;9 Overview 1. Model-based system integration testing 2. Integrating external models in the HW

Peleska, Jan - Fachbereich 3

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A warranty forecasting model based on piecewise statistical distributions and stochastic simulation  

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industry and has a specific application to automotive electronics. The warranty prediction model is based is demonstrated using a case study of automotive electronics warranty returns. The approach developed b CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University

Sandborn, Peter

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Simulation of complex glazing products; from optical data measurements to model based predictive controls  

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papers/4414.pdf Wetter, M. Modelica Library for Buildingfor (day)lighting, Modelica (Wetter 2009) (for complex HVAC

Kohler, Christian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of complex glazing products; from optical data measurements to model based predictive controls  

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Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visibile Transmittance (VT)Whole Window •WINDOW6 •U+SHGC+VT •BSDF Measure Properties •system performance numbers (U, SHGC, VT) and bi- directional

Kohler, Christian

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Development of an Ultra-fine Coal Dewatering Technology and an Integrated Flotation-Dewatering System for Coal Preparation Plants  

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The project proposal was approved for only the phase I period. The goal for this Phase I project was to develop an industrial model that can perform continuous and efficient dewatering of fine coal slurries of the previous flotation process to fine coal cake of {approx}15% water content from 50-70%. The feasibility of this model should be demonstrated experimentally using a lab scale setup. The Phase I project was originally for one year, from May 2005 to May 2006. With DOE approval, the project was extended to Dec. 2006 without additional cost from DOE to accomplish the work. Water has been used in mining for a number of purposes such as a carrier, washing liquid, dust-catching media, fire-retardation media, temperature-control media, and solvent. When coal is cleaned in wet-processing circuits, waste streams containing water, fine coal, and noncombustible particles (ash-forming minerals) are produced. In many coal preparation plants, the fine waste stream is fed into a series of selection processes where fine coal particles are recovered from the mixture to form diluted coal fine slurries. A dewatering process is then needed to reduce the water content to about 15%-20% so that the product is marketable. However, in the dewatering process currently used in coal preparation plants, coal fines smaller than 45 micrometers are lost, and in many other plants, coal fines up to 100 micrometers are also wasted. These not-recovered coal fines are mixed with water and mineral particles of the similar particle size range and discharged to impoundment. The wasted water from coal preparation plants containing unrecoverable coal fine and mineral particles are called tailings. With time the amount of wastewater accumulates occupying vast land space while it appears as threat to the environment. This project developed a special extruder and demonstrated its application in solid-liquid separation of coal slurry, tailings containing coal fines mostly less than 50 micron. The extruder is special because all of its auger surface and the internal barrier surface are covered with the membranes allowing water to drain and solid particles retained. It is believed that there are four mechanisms working together in the dewatering process. They are hydrophilic diffusion flow, pressure flow, agitation and air purging. Hydrophilic diffusion flow is effective with hydrophilic membrane. Pressure flow is due to the difference of hydraulic pressure between the two sides of the membrane. Agitation is provided by the rotation of the auger. Purging is achieved with the air blow from the near bottom of the extruder, which is in vertical direction.

Wu Zhang; David Yang; Amar Amarnath; Iftikhar Huq; Scott O'Brien; Jim Williams

2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Sensing and Controls for Coal Gasification - Development of Model-Based Controls for GE's Gasifier and Syngas Cooler  

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This report summarizes the achievements and final results of this program. The objective of this program is to develop a comprehensive systems approach to integrated design of sensing and control systems for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant, using advanced model-based techniques. In particular, this program is focused on the model-based sensing and control system design for the core gasification section of an IGCC plant. The overall approach consists of (i) developing a first-principles physics-based dynamic model of the gasification section, (ii) performing model-reduction where needed to derive low-order models suitable for controls analysis and design, (iii) developing a sensing system solution combining online sensors with model-based estimation for important process variables not measured directly, and (iv) optimizing the steady-state and transient operation of the plant for normal operation as well as for startup using model predictive controls (MPC). Initially, available process unit models were implemented in a common platform using Matlab/Simulink{reg_sign}, and appropriate model reduction and model updates were performed to obtain the overall gasification section dynamic model. Also, a set of sensor packages were developed through extensive lab testing and implemented in the Tampa Electric Company IGCC plant at Polk power station in 2009, to measure temperature and strain in the radiant syngas cooler (RSC). Plant operation data was also used to validate the overall gasification section model. The overall dynamic model was then used to develop a sensing solution including a set of online sensors coupled with model-based estimation using nonlinear extended Kalman filter (EKF). Its performance in terms of estimating key unmeasured variables like gasifier temperature, carbon conversion, etc., was studied through extensive simulations in the presence sensing errors (noise and bias) and modeling errors (e.g. unknown gasifier kinetics, RSC fouling). In parallel, an MPC solution was initially developed using ideal sensing to optimize the plant operation during startup pre-heating as well as steady state and transient operation under normal high-pressure conditions, e.g. part-load, base-load, load transition and fuel changes. The MPC simulation studies showed significant improvements both for startup pre-heating and for normal operation. Finally, the EKF and MPC solutions were coupled to achieve the integrated sensing and control solution and its performance was studied through extensive steady state and transient simulations in the presence of sensor and modeling errors. The results of each task in the program and overall conclusions are summarized in this final report.

Aditya Kumar

2010-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstrating Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reductions with Next Generation Model-Based Diesel Engine Control  

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Presents a next generation model-based engine controller that incorporates real-time fuel efficiency optimization and tested under fully transient engine and vehicle operating conditions.

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Dynamic predictive clothing insulation models based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures  

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predictive clothing insulation models based on outdoor airrange of the clothing insulation calculated for eachbuilding). Figure 8 Clothing insulation versus dress code [

Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic system identification and model-based fault diagnosis of an industrial gas turbine prototype  

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In this paper, a model-based procedure exploiting analytical redundancy for the detection and isolation of faults on a gas turbine process is presented. The main point of the present work consists of exploiting system identification schemes in connection with observer and filter design procedures for diagnostic purpose. Linear model identification (black-box modelling) and output estimation (dynamic observers and Kalman filters) integrated approaches to fault diagnosis are in particular advantageous in terms of solution complexity and performance. This scheme is especially useful when robust solutions are considered for minimise the effects of modelling errors and noise, while maximising fault sensitivity. A model of the process under investigation is obtained by identification procedures, whilst the residual generation task is achieved by means of output observers and Kalman filters designed in both noise-free and noisy assumptions. The proposed tools have been tested on a single-shaft industrial gas turbine prototype model and they have been evaluated using non-linear simulations, based on the gas turbine data.

Silvio Simani; Cesare Fantuzzi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of cellular manufacturing systems: a methodology for developing robotic workcell simulation models  

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Robotic workcell simulation is a modeling-based problem solving approach developed for the design, analysis, and offline programming of robotic workcells. Current industrial practices show that commercial robotic simulation software packages are able ...

Frank S. Cheng

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An air itinerary choice model based on a mixed RP/SP dataset  

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An air itinerary choice model based on a mixed RP/SP dataset Bilge Atasoy Michel Bierlaire April/SP dataset. The aim of the combination of the two datasets is to exploit the variability of the SP data is modeled as a latent class. In this study we develop an itinerary choice model based on a real dataset

Bierlaire, Michel

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A Model-Based Approach to Synthesizing Insulin Infusion Pump Usage Parameters for Diabetic Patients  

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A Model-Based Approach to Synthesizing Insulin Infusion Pump Usage Parameters for Diabetic Patients Fainekos Abstract-- We present a model-based approach to synthesiz- ing insulin infusion pump usage parameters against varying meal scenarios and physiological conditions. Insulin infusion pumps are commonly

Sankaranarayanan, Sriram

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Model-based control strategies in the dynamic interaction of air supply and fuel cell  

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Model-based control strategies in the dynamic interaction of air supply and fuel cell M Grujicic1Ã? fuel cell temperature. The model is used to analyse the control of the fuel cell system with respect, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Abstract: Model-based control strategies are utilized

Grujicic, Mica

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Model-Based Development of Distributed Embedded Systems by the Example of the Scicos/SynDEx Framework  

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The embedded systems engineering industry faces increasing demands for more functionality, rapidly evolving components, and shrinking schedules. Abilities to quickly adapt to changes, develop products with safe design, minimize project costs, and deliver timely are needed. Model-based development (MBD) follows a separation of concerns by abstracting systems with an appropriate intensity. MBD promises higher comprehension by modeling on several abstraction-levels, formal verification, and automated code generation. This thesis demonstrates MBD with the Scicos/SynDEx framework on a distributed embedded system. Scicos is a modeling and simulation environment for hybrid systems. SynDEx is a rapid prototyping integrated development environment for distributed systems. Performed examples implement well-known control algorithms on a target system containing several networked microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators. The addressed research question tackles the feasibility of MBD for medium-sized embedded systems. In ...

Fischer, Bernhard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Parallel EM Algorithm for Model-Based Clustering Applied to the Exploration of Large Spatio-Temporal Data  

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We develop a parallel EM algorithm for multivariate Gaussian mixture models and use it to perform model-based clustering of a large climate data set. Three variants of the EM algorithm are reformulated in parallel and a new variant that is faster is presented. All are implemented using the single program, multiple data (SPMD) programming model, which is able to take advantage of the combined collective memory of large distributed computer architectures to process larger data sets. Displays of the estimated mixture model rather than the data allow us to explore multivariate relationships in a way that scales to arbitrary size data. We study the performance of our methodology on simulated data and apply our methodology to a high resolution climate dataset produced by the community atmosphere model (CAM5). This article has supplementary material online.

Chen, Wei-Chen [ORNL] [ORNL; Ostrouchov, George [ORNL] [ORNL; Pugmire, Dave [ORNL] [ORNL; Prabhat, [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)] [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Wehner, Michael [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)] [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances in Bayesian Model Based Clustering Using Particle Learning  

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Recent work by Carvalho, Johannes, Lopes and Polson and Carvalho, Lopes, Polson and Taddy introduced a sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) alternative to traditional iterative Monte Carlo strategies (e.g. MCMC and EM) for Bayesian inference for a large class of dynamic models. The basis of SMC techniques involves representing the underlying inference problem as one of state space estimation, thus giving way to inference via particle filtering. The key insight of Carvalho et al was to construct the sequence of filtering distributions so as to make use of the posterior predictive distribution of the observable, a distribution usually only accessible in certain Bayesian settings. Access to this distribution allows a reversal of the usual propagate and resample steps characteristic of many SMC methods, thereby alleviating to a large extent many problems associated with particle degeneration. Furthermore, Carvalho et al point out that for many conjugate models the posterior distribution of the static variables can be parametrized in terms of [recursively defined] sufficient statistics of the previously observed data. For models where such sufficient statistics exist, particle learning as it is being called, is especially well suited for the analysis of streaming data do to the relative invariance of its algorithmic complexity with the number of data observations. Through a particle learning approach, a statistical model can be fit to data as the data is arriving, allowing at any instant during the observation process direct quantification of uncertainty surrounding underlying model parameters. Here we describe the use of a particle learning approach for fitting a standard Bayesian semiparametric mixture model as described in Carvalho, Lopes, Polson and Taddy. In Section 2 we briefly review the previously presented particle learning algorithm for the case of a Dirichlet process mixture of multivariate normals. In Section 3 we describe several novel extensions to the original implementation of Carvalho et al that allow us to retain the computational advantages of particle learning while improving the suitability of the methodology to the analysis of streaming data and simultaneously facilitating the real time discovery of latent cluster structures. Section 4 demonstrates our methodological enhancements in the context of several simulated and classical data sets, showcasing the use of particle learning methods for online anomaly detection, label generation, drift detection, and semi-supervised classification, none of which would be achievable through a standard MCMC approach. Section 5 concludes with a discussion of future directions for research.

Merl, D M

2009-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximum-likelihood parameter estimation for unsupervised stochastic model-based image segmentation  

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An unsupervised stochastic model-based approach to image segmentation is described, and some of its properties investigated. In this approach, the problem of model parameter estimation is formulated as a problem of parameter estimation from incomplete ...

Jun Zhang; J. W. Modestino; D. A. Langan

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Grid Portal Model Based on Security and Storage Resource Proxy  

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Grid computing is recently developed concept in high performance computing. Security and resource management is the two key technologies in a grid. In this paper, we describe a grid portal model based on security

Quan Zhou; Geng Yang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Model Based on Lumped Parameters for Filippov-type Plasma Focus Devices  

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A model based on the Lumped Parameters has been presented for the description of behaviour of the Filippov-type Plasma Focus devices. Some results of this model for "Dena" Filippov-type Plasma Focus device (90 kJ...

S. Goudarzi; R. Amrollahi; R. Saberi Moghaddam

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Teallach: a model-based user interface development environment for object databasesq  

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comprehensive facilities for linking models, a ¯exible development method, an open architecture project, which has developed a model-based user interface development envir- onment for use with object

Paton, Norman

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Development of Model-Based Controls for GE's Gasifier and Syngas Cooler  

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Model-Based Controls Model-Based Controls for GE's Gasifier and Syngas Cooler Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) develops affordable and clean energy from coal and other fossil fuels to secure a sustainable energy economy. To further this mission, NETL funds research and development of advanced sensor and control technologies that can function under the extreme operating conditions often found in advanced power systems, particularly

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Bench-scale testing of on-line control of column flotation using a novel analyzer. Revised final report, [October 1992--October 1993]: Volume 1  

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The main advantage of the project is that it allowed PTI to gain knowledge and experience about the proper approach, methods and hardware required to properly optimize and control column flotation performance. Many operational problems were incurred during the project, some of that PTI was able to solve during the project and other that must be overcome as the technology is further developed and commercialized. The key operating problems experienced with the KEN-FLOTE{sup TM} Column that must be further researched and overcome include: (1)The low concentrate solids content which limited the throughput capacity of the column, due to high froth washing requirements. The low concentrate solids content also lead to difficulty obtaining accurate On-Line Monitor measurements, due to the poor measurement sensitivity obtained with low solids content samples (particularly less than 5.0 wt %). (2) The higher-than-anticipated reagent dosages that undoubtedly contributed to the low solids content listed above, and also caused foaming problems within PTI`s On-Line Monitor. A defoaming reagent addition (Nalco 7810) was required to provide consistent sample size and reproducible On-Line Monitor counts for the concentrate samples collected within the circuit. PTI and UK`s CAER staff will continue to research alternative column design, particularly alternative air bubble generation and air distribution systems, to try to maximize column concentrate solids content while reducing reagent dosage requirements. In addition to the KEN-FLOTE{sup TM} Column operation there were also a number of hardware problems with PTI`s On-Line Quality Monitor that must be remedied for future commercial installations.

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Model based multivariable controller for large scale compression stations. Design and experimental validation on the LHC 18KW cryorefrigerator  

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In this paper, a multivariable model-based non-linear controller for Warm Compression Stations (WCS) is proposed. The strategy is to replace all the PID loops controlling the WCS with an optimally designed model-based multivariable loop. This new strategy leads to high stability and fast disturbance rejection such as those induced by a turbine or a compressor stop, a key-aspect in the case of large scale cryogenic refrigeration. The proposed control scheme can be used to have precise control of every pressure in normal operation or to stabilize and control the cryoplant under high variation of thermal loads (such as a pulsed heat load expected to take place in future fusion reactors such as those expected in the cryogenic cooling systems of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor ITER or the Japan Torus-60 Super Advanced fusion experiment JT-60SA). The paper details how to set the WCS model up to synthesize the Linear Quadratic Optimal feedback gain and how to use it. After preliminary tuning at CEA-Grenoble on the 400W@1.8K helium test facility, the controller has been implemented on a Schneider PLC and fully tested first on the CERN's real-time simulator. Then, it was experimentally validated on a real CERN cryoplant. The efficiency of the solution is experimentally assessed using a reasonable operating scenario of start and stop of compressors and cryogenic turbines. This work is partially supported through the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) Goal Oriented Training Program, task agreement WP10-GOT-GIRO.

Bonne, François; Bonnay, Patrick [INAC, SBT, UMR-E 9004 CEA/UJF-Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France); Alamir, Mazen [Gipsa-Lab, Control Systems Department, CNRS-University of Grenoble, 11, rue des Mathématiques, BP 46, 38402 Saint Martin d'Hères (France); Bradu, Benjamin [CERN, CH-1211 Genève 23 (Switzerland)

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Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building  

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Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building research, design and operation Speaker(s): Brian Coffey Date: June 28, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Model-based control approaches the problem of optimal supervisory control for complex building systems by using discrete timesteps and searching for an optimal control configuration at each timestep, using a detailed building model and an optimization algorithm. Although the approach itself is not new (it was proposed at least as early as 1988), it is only during the past five to ten years that readily-available computation power has allowed researchers to consider this approach with complex system models. Recent research has developed and tested this approach for active solar

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A Geothermal Field Model Based On Geophysical And Thermal Prospectings In  

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Model Based On Geophysical And Thermal Prospectings In Model Based On Geophysical And Thermal Prospectings In Nea Kessani (Ne Greece) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Geothermal Field Model Based On Geophysical And Thermal Prospectings In Nea Kessani (Ne Greece) Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The present study completes a study by Thanassoulas et al. (1986) Geophys. Prosp.34, 83-97 and deals with geophysical exploration for geothermal resources in Nea Kessani area, NE Greece. The results of some deep electrical soundings (AB = 6000 m) with the interpretation of a gravity profile crossing the investigated area are considered together with thermal investigations. All subsequent information, along with the conclusions of an earlier paper dealing with a reconnaissance geophysical

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A PLASMA EXPANSION MODEL BASED ON THE FULL EULER-POISSON SYSTEM  

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A PLASMA EXPANSION MODEL BASED ON THE FULL EULER-POISSON SYSTEM P. Crispel CNES Centre de Toulouse a quasi-neutral plasma expanding in the vacuum gap separat- ing two electrodes. During the expansion, some particles are emitted from the plasma- vacuum interface and form a beam in the vacuum. Starting from the two

Vignal, Marie-Hélène

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Submitted to the Annals of Applied Statistics INTEGRATIVE MODEL-BASED CLUSTERING OF MICROARRAY  

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, Expression, AML. 1 #12;2 KORMAKSSON ET AL. can guide the design of more specifically targeted therapies. DueSubmitted to the Annals of Applied Statistics INTEGRATIVE MODEL-BASED CLUSTERING OF MICROARRAY to multiple data types of a similar nature, which leads to an integrated analysis over multiple data platforms

Booth, James

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A model-based framework for flexible safety-critical software development: a design study  

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This paper presents the findings from a design study of a model-based framework for safety-critical software development, called SimPal. The objective of the study was to better understand the necessary properties of such a framework and to learn ... Keywords: frameworks and tools, real-time systems, safety-critical development, service-oriented computing, verification

Jesper Pedersen Notander; Per Runeson; Martin Höst

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing foetal–maternal heart rate synchronization via model-based analyses  

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...for 5min at a sampling rate of 1kHz and a band pass of 1-200Hz. The measurements...of short-term heart rate variability. Med. Biol...methods of cardiovascular physics and their clinical applicability...foetal-maternal heart rate synchronization via model-based...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid correlation models based on active-space partitioning: Seeking accurate O,,N5  

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Hybrid correlation models based on active-space partitioning: Seeking accurate O,,N5 ... ab initio and doubles coupled cluster CCSD method to produce a hybrid method that retains the computational scaling of MP2 and improves dramatically the shape of the MP2 curves. In this work we expand the hybrid

Sherrill, David

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Fully Distributed Trust Model based on Trust Graph for Mobile Ad hoc Networks  

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Fully Distributed Trust Model based on Trust Graph for Mobile Ad hoc Networks Mawloud Omar, Yacine University of Technology, France. bouabdal@hds.utc.fr Abstract A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a wireless that defines who trusts who and how. Our work aims to provide a fully distributed trust model for mobile ad hoc

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Bayesian model-based approaches with MCMC computation to some bioinformatics problems  

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BAYESIAN MODEL-BASED APPROACHES WITH MCMC COMPUTATION TO SOME BIOINFORMATICS PROBLEMS A Dissertation by KYOUNGHWA BAE Submitted to the O?ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful?llment of the requirements for the degree....3 Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 3.4 Computation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 3.5 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 3.6 Discussion...

Bae, Kyounghwa

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge Base Modelling Based on Linguistics and Founded R.P. van de Riet  

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Knowledge Base Modelling Based on Linguistics and Founded in Logic F.Dignum+ R.P. van de Riet Free University, Amsterdam ABSTRACT Knowledge Base Systems should in principle be able to store and manipulate any sort of knowledge, including vague (indefinite) knowledge, knowledge about events and obligations

Dignum, Frank

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Model-based Compressed Sensing reconstruction for MR parameter mapping Mariya Doneva1  

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Model-based Compressed Sensing reconstruction for MR parameter mapping Mariya Doneva1 , Christian Stehning2 , Peter Börnert2 , Holger Eggers2 and Alfred Mertins1 1 University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany, 2 Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany Introduction: Compressed Sensing [1-4] suggests

Lübeck, Universität zu

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AST 2009, March 26-27, Hamburg, Germany MODEL-BASED DIAGNOSTICS TECHNIQUES FOR  

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�gatan 40, 582 22, Linköping, Sweden 2 Department of Computer and Information Science Linköping University, Sweden peter.bunus@uptimeworld.com Abstract In recent years, model-based diagnostics reasoning systems have provided a major advance in fault isolation and reduction of repair time contributing

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Towards model-based control of a steam Rankine process for engine waste heat recovery  

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Towards model-based control of a steam Rankine process for engine waste heat recovery Johan Peralez steam process for exhaust gas heat recovery from a spark-ignition engine, focusing in particular results on a steam process for SI engines, [3] on generic control issues and [4] which provides a comp

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Model-based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of Neal Snooke 1  

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embedded software developers who are already familiar with the benefits of FMEA analysis. Several au- thors discuss experiences of performing manual FMEA of software however there has been no attempt at automating of software and the success of model based automated FMEA for hardware. 1 Introduction The notion of Software

Snooke, Neal

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Model-based integrated management: applying autonomic systems engineering to network and systems management  

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We present a novel approach for integrated management of networks and information systems, based on the specification of executable behaviour models. A model processing plane is introduced, consisting of a number of processing units that together form ... Keywords: ASE, autonomic systems, autonomic systems engineering, behaviour modelling, information systems, management integration, model transformation, model-based integrated management, network management, systems management

Edzard Hofig; Peter H. Deussen

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based adaptive observers for intake leakage detection in diesel engines  

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This paper studies the problem of diesel engine diagnosis by means of model-based adaptive observers. The problem is motivated by the needs of guarantee high-performance engine behavior and in particular to respect the environmentally-based legislative ...

Riccardo Ceccarelli; Carlos Canudas-de-Wit; Philippe Moulin; Antonio Sciarretta

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Function Test Framework for Testing IO-Blocks in a Model-Based Rapid Prototyping Development  

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still lie in the responsibility of testing engineers. The paper is structured as follows. In section 2 Environment for Embedded Control Applications Stefan Pitzek1 and Peter Puschner1 1Institut f¨ur Technische of a model-based rapid-prototyping development environment for distributed embedded control applications

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Accurate model-based high resolution cardiac image reconstruction in dual source CT  

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Cardiac imaging represents one of the most challenging imaging problems, requiring high spatial and temporal resolutions along with good tissue contrast. One of the newest clinical cardiac CT scanners incorporates two source-detector pairs in order to ... Keywords: cardiac, dual source CT, iterative method, model-based imaging

Synho Do; Sanghee Cho; W. Clem Karl; Mannudeep K. Kalra; Thomas J. Brady; Homer Pien

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Fundamenta Informaticae XX (2004) 118 1 A New Rough Sets Model Based on Database Systems  

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Fundamenta Informaticae XX (2004) 1­18 1 IOS Press A New Rough Sets Model Based on Database Systems, USA jhan@csudh.edu Abstract. Rough sets theory was proposed by Pawlak in the 1980s and has been applied success- fully in a lot of domains. One of the major limitations of the traditional rough sets

Lin, Tsau Young

128

A Supply-Demand Model Based Scalable Energy Management System for Improved Energy  

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the dependency of an electronic system to primary energy sources (i.e. AC power or battery). For reliable energy generation and consumption parameters. The system uses economics inspired supply-demand modelA Supply-Demand Model Based Scalable Energy Management System for Improved Energy Utilization

Bhunia, Swarup

129

Model-Based Testing for the Second Generation of Integrated Modular Avionics Christof Efkemann, Jan Peleska  

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activities regarding automated testing of Integrated Modular Avionics controllers in the European research, specialised electronics devices, many of them with cus- tom interfaces. In the Integrated Modular AvionicsModel-Based Testing for the Second Generation of Integrated Modular Avionics Christof Efkemann, Jan

Peleska, Jan - Fachbereich 3

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

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

Boyer, Edmond

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Composition of Model-based Test Coverage Criteria Mario Friske, Bernd-Holger Schlingloff, Stephan Weileder  

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application and combination of coverage crite- ria and enables to plug-in various test generators. FurthermoreComposition of Model-based Test Coverage Criteria Mario Friske, Bernd-Holger Schlingloff, Stephan-based testing. We formalize coverage criteria and specify test goals using OCL. Then, we propose a set

Schlingloff, Holger

132

Extraction of Vibration Components from a Rotating Propeller Model Based on Complex Empirical Mode Decomposition  

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Extraction of Vibration Components from a Rotating Propeller Model Based on Complex Empirical Mode dydynoel@kaist.ac.kr Abstract -- In this paper, we present extraction of vibration components embedded decomposition (CEMD), an extended version of EMD, is employed to extract the vibration components. With FEKO

Myung, Noh-Hoon

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Model based methodology development for energy recovery in flash heat exchange systems  

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Model based methodology development for energy recovery in flash heat exchange systems Problem of energy efficiency in process operations. Where heat exchange is required between two streams and where with a condensing heat exchanger can be used when heat exchange is required between two streams and where at least

McCarthy, John E.

134

Model-Based Telerobotic Control with Virtual Fixtures For Satellite Servicing Tasks  

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the tape that secures a flap of multi-layer insulation over the access panel of a satellite mockup. I its national capability to perform on- orbit repair of satellites in low-earth orbit, and evenModel-Based Telerobotic Control with Virtual Fixtures For Satellite Servicing Tasks Tian Xia, Simon

Whitcomb, Louis L.

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OPERATOR INTERACTION WITH MODEL-BASED PREDICTIVE CONTROLLERS IN PETROCHEMICAL REFINING  

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. These differences in level may explain why we observed refinery operators asking questions of the automation not. This could also explain why we did not observe refinery operators having difficultyOPERATOR INTERACTION WITH MODEL-BASED PREDICTIVE CONTROLLERS IN PETROCHEMICAL REFINING Greg A

Virginia, University of

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Model-based filtering, compression and classification of the ECG GD Clifford  

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Model-based filtering, compression and classification of the ECG GD Clifford ¢¡ £ , A Shoeb of this model using a nonlinear optimization, we demonstrate that an arbitrary ECG can be modeled the parameters, waveform classification is possible. 1. Introduction Conventional ECG filters are limited

McSharry, Patrick E.

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A Cardiac Electro-physiological Model Based Approach for Filtering High Frequency ECG Noise  

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A Cardiac Electro-physiological Model Based Approach for Filtering High Frequency ECG Noise MA on automatic diagnoses of cardiac disease through ECG signals, de-noising tech- niques that do not introduce noise from ECG signals. The proposed modeling technique is based on the propagation of the electric

Povinelli, Richard J.

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Towards Model-Based Estimation of the Cardiac Electro-Mechanical Activity from ECG Signals  

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Towards Model-Based Estimation of the Cardiac Electro-Mechanical Activity from ECG Signals by comparing the actual patient's ECG with computational results and the deformation of the biomechani- cal-to-access measurements on a patient: the ECG (Electrocardiogram), and a time sequence of volumetric ultrasound images

Coudière, Yves

139

Simulation and visualization of fields and energy flows in electric circuits with idealized geometries  

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This thesis develops a method to simulate and visualize the fields and energy flows in electric circuits, using a simplified physical model based on an idealized geometry. The physical models combine and extend previously ...

Ohannessian, Mesrob I., 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building and Environment 42 (2007) 203217 Model-based analysis and simulation of airflow control systems of  

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the ductwork to room. These situations will require controlling the supply air temperature and the exhausted temperature and airflow are indispensable in the design of the entire control system. In our airflow model, we extracted from the room, and the temperature of the air exited of heat exchanger and supplied from

Melnik, Roderick

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The latency insertion method for simulations of phase-locked loops  

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In this paper, we present two methods for the simulations of phase-locked loops (PLL) based on the latency insertion method (LIM). First, we present a novel and simple behavioral model based simulation method that exploits the latency in the PLL formulation ... Keywords: Latency insertion method (LIM), Phase-locked loop (PLL), Simulation

P. Goh, J. E. Schutt-Ainé

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Modelling approach for the Simulation-Based Preliminary Design of Power Transmissions  

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- 1/17 - Modelling approach for the Simulation-Based Preliminary Design of Power Transmissions. However, the Model Based Design of actuation systems lacks methodologies and expressive simulation models scaling laws and acausal modelling can be used as a design tool, exploiting inverse simulation

Boyer, Edmond

143

Modeling & Simulation  

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Modeling & Simulation Modeling & Simulation Research into alternative forms of energy, especially energy security, is one of the major national security imperatives of this...

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Reduced-order model based feedback control of the modified Hasegawa-Wakatani model  

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In this work, the development of model-based feedback control that stabilizes an unstable equilibrium is obtained for the Modified Hasegawa-Wakatani (MHW) equations, a classic model in plasma turbulence. First, a balanced truncation (a model reduction technique that has proven successful in flow control design problems) is applied to obtain a low dimensional model of the linearized MHW equation. Then, a model-based feedback controller is designed for the reduced order model using linear quadratic regulators. Finally, a linear quadratic Gaussian controller which is more resistant to disturbances is deduced. The controller is applied on the non-reduced, nonlinear MHW equations to stabilize the equilibrium and suppress the transition to drift-wave induced turbulence.

Goumiri, I. R.; Rowley, C. W.; Ma, Z. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Gates, D. A.; Krommes, J. A.; Parker, J. B. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural networks: Principle and application to model based control of drying systems -- A review  

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This paper reviews the developments in the model based control of drying systems using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). Survey of current research works reveals the growing interest in the application of ANN in modeling and control of non-linear, dynamic and time-variant systems. Over 115 articles published in this area are reviewed. All landmark papers are systematically classified in chronological order, in three distinct categories; namely, conventional feedback controllers, model based controllers using conventional methods and model based controllers using ANN for drying process. The principles of ANN are presented in detail. The problems and issues of the drying system and the features of various ANN models are dealt with up-to-date. ANN based controllers lead to smoother controller outputs, which would increase actuator life. The paper concludes with suggestions for improving the existing modeling techniques as applied to predicting the performance characteristics of dryers. The hybridization techniques, namely, neural with fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms, presented, provide, directions for pursuing further research for the implementation of appropriate control strategies. The authors opine that the information presented here would be highly beneficial for pursuing research in modeling and control of drying process using ANN. 118 refs.

Thyagarajan, T.; Ponnavaikko, M. [Crescent Engineering Coll., Madras (India); Shanmugam, J. [Madras Inst. of Tech. (India); Panda, R.C.; Rao, P.G. [Central Leather Research Inst., Madras (India)

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A 3D INTENSITY MODEL BASED ON SPHERICAL HARMONICS FOR AUTOMATIC 3D SEGMENTATION OF HETEROCHROMATIN FOCI  

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A 3D INTENSITY MODEL BASED ON SPHERICAL HARMONICS FOR AUTOMATIC 3D SEGMENTATION OF HETEROCHROMATIN DKFZ Heidelberg and BIOQUANT, Research Group Genome Organization & Function ABSTRACT We introduce a 3D model-based approach for automatic segmentation of 3D fluorescent heterochromatin foci from microscopy

Rippe, Karsten

148

Journal of Power Sources 162 (2006) 388399 Model-based condition monitoring of PEM fuel cell using  

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Journal of Power Sources 162 (2006) 388­399 Model-based condition monitoring of PEM fuel cell using of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell systems, temporary faults in such systems still might occur/uncertainty of the fuel cell system, and the measurement noise. In this research, we propose a model-based condition

Ding, Yu

149

On the Geometry Phase in Model-Based Algorithms for Derivative ...  

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Mar 14, 2008 ... ported by National Science Foundation grant CCF-0514772 and Department of Energy .... report comparisons with the wedge software package [10], but that ..... of the 38th conference on Winter simulation, Winter Simulation ...

2008-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

150

Conditioner for flotation of coal  

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A method for recovering coal is described which comprises the steps of floating coal in an aqueous frothing medium containing an amount of a condensation product of an alkanolamine and naphthenic acid sufficient to increase the recovery of coal as compared to the recovery of coal in an identical process using none of the condensation product.

Nimerick, K.H.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

151

Radioactive Threat Detection with Scattering Physics: A Model-Based Application  

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The detection of radioactive contraband is a critical problem in maintaining national security for any country. Emissions from threat materials challenge both detection and measurement technologies especially when concealed by various types of shielding complicating the transport physics significantly. The development of a model-based sequential Bayesian processor that captures both the underlying transport physics including scattering offers a physics-based approach to attack this challenging problem. It is shown that this processor can be used to develop an effective detection technique.

Candy, J V; Chambers, D H; Breitfeller, E F; Guidry, B L; Verbeke, J M; Axelrod, M A; Sale, K E; Meyer, A M

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

152

Website link prediction using a Markov chain model based on multiple time periods  

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Growing size and complexity of many websites have made navigation through these sites increasingly difficult. Attempting to automatically predict the next page for a website user to visit has many potential benefits, for example in site navigation, automatic tour generation, adaptive web applications, recommendation systems, web server optimisation, web search and web pre-fetching. This paper describes an approach to link prediction using a Markov chain model based on an exponentially smoothed transition probability matrix which incorporates site usage statistics collected over multiple time periods. The improved performance of this approach compared to earlier methods is also discussed.

Shantha Jayalal; Chris Hawksley; Pearl Brereton

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Model-based development and calibration of last generation diesel powertrains for passenger cars  

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This paper presents an original model-based approach to the system level development and calibration of diesel powertrains for passenger cars, implemented in a comprehensive software tool. The models for the different subsystems are coupled to execute optimisation loops, involving also the system calibration, and are characterised by flexibility of usage, limited tuning effort and reduced computational time. As an example of the general approach, the engine model is described and some results from its execution are shown and compared with the measurements. Finally, a practical example is given of the usage of the tool for system level optimisation through a specifically developed methodology.

Fabio Mallamo; Federico Millo; Luciano Rolando

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Advanced product realization through model-based design and virtual prototyping  

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Several government agencies and industrial sectors have recognized the need for, and payoff of, investing in the methodologies and associated technologies for improving the product realization process. Within the defense community as well as commercial industry, there are three major needs. First, they must reduce the cost of military products, of related manufacturing processes, and of the enterprises that have to be maintained. Second, they must reduce the time required to realize products while still applying the latest technologies. Finally, they must improve the predictability of process attributes, product performance, cost, schedule and quality. They must continue to advance technology, quickly incorporate their innovations in new products and in processes to produce them, and they need to capitalize on the raw computational power and communications bandwidth that continues to become available at decreasing cost. Sandia National Laboratories initiative is pursuing several interrelated, key concepts and technologies in order to enable such product realization process improvements: model-based design; intelligent manufacturing processes; rapid virtual and physical prototyping; and agile people/enterprises. While progress in each of these areas is necessary, this paper only addresses a portion of the overall initiative. First a vision of a desired future capability in model-based design and virtual prototyping is presented. This is followed by a discussion of two specific activities parametric design analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radars (SARs) and virtual prototyping of miniaturized high-density electronics -- that exemplify the vision as well as provide a status report on relevant work in progress.

Andreas, R.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Electronic Subsystems Center

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Distributed Simulation and Simulation Practice  

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The possibilities of distributed simulation have been discussed for well over a decade, yet there is only limited evidence of its implementation, particularly within industry. The reasons for this are discussed by identifying the potential applications ... Keywords: Distributed simulation, complexity, innovation, simulation practice

Stewart Robinson

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Constraint based approach for the steady-state simulation of complex systems: Application to ship control  

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When the steady states are largely predominant with respect to transitional phases, steady-state simulation seems sufficient to predict the behavior of a complex system. Over the past 20 years, different modeling languages and dedicated tools have been ... Keywords: Constraint programming, Model-based system engineering, Modelica, Multi-physics modeling, Steady-state simulation

Vincent Larroudé; Raphael Chenouard; Pierre-Alain Yvars; Dominique Millet

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Based Optimal Sensor Network Design for Condition Monitoring in an IGCC Plant  

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This report summarizes the achievements and final results of this program. The objective of this program is to develop a general model-based sensor network design methodology and tools to address key issues in the design of an optimal sensor network configuration: the type, location and number of sensors used in a network, for online condition monitoring. In particular, the focus in this work is to develop software tools for optimal sensor placement (OSP) and use these tools to design optimal sensor network configuration for online condition monitoring of gasifier refractory wear and radiant syngas cooler (RSC) fouling. The methodology developed will be applicable to sensing system design for online condition monitoring for broad range of applications. The overall approach consists of (i) defining condition monitoring requirement in terms of OSP and mapping these requirements in mathematical terms for OSP algorithm, (ii) analyzing trade-off of alternate OSP algorithms, down selecting the most relevant ones and developing them for IGCC applications (iii) enhancing the gasifier and RSC models as required by OSP algorithms, (iv) applying the developed OSP algorithm to design the optimal sensor network required for the condition monitoring of an IGCC gasifier refractory and RSC fouling. Two key requirements for OSP for condition monitoring are desired precision for the monitoring variables (e.g. refractory wear) and reliability of the proposed sensor network in the presence of expected sensor failures. The OSP problem is naturally posed within a Kalman filtering approach as an integer programming problem where the key requirements of precision and reliability are imposed as constraints. The optimization is performed over the overall network cost. Based on extensive literature survey two formulations were identified as being relevant to OSP for condition monitoring; one based on LMI formulation and the other being standard INLP formulation. Various algorithms to solve these two formulations were developed and validated. For a given OSP problem the computation efficiency largely depends on the “size” of the problem. Initially a simplified 1-D gasifier model assuming axial and azimuthal symmetry was used to test out various OSP algorithms. Finally these algorithms were used to design the optimal sensor network for condition monitoring of IGCC gasifier refractory wear and RSC fouling. The sensors type and locations obtained as solution to the OSP problem were validated using model based sensing approach. The OSP algorithm has been developed in a modular form and has been packaged as a software tool for OSP design where a designer can explore various OSP design algorithm is a user friendly way. The OSP software tool is implemented in Matlab/Simulink© in-house. The tool also uses few optimization routines that are freely available on World Wide Web. In addition a modular Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) block has also been developed in Matlab/Simulink© which can be utilized for model based sensing of important process variables that are not directly measured through combining the online sensors with model based estimation once the hardware sensor and their locations has been finalized. The OSP algorithm details and the results of applying these algorithms to obtain optimal sensor location for condition monitoring of gasifier refractory wear and RSC fouling profile are summarized in this final report.

Kumar, Rajeeva; Kumar, Aditya; Dai, Dan; Seenumani, Gayathri; Down, John; Lopez, Rodrigo

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced-Order Model Based Feedback Control For Modified Hasegawa-Wakatani Model  

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In this work, the development of model-based feedback control that stabilizes an unstable equilibrium is obtained for the Modi ed Hasegawa-Wakatani (MHW) equations, a classic model in plasma turbulence. First, a balanced truncation (a model reduction technique that has proven successful in ow control design problems) is applied to obtain a low dimensional model of the linearized MHW equation. Then a modelbased feedback controller is designed for the reduced order model using linear quadratic regulators (LQR). Finally, a linear quadratic gaussian (LQG) controller, which is more resistant to disturbances is deduced. The controller is applied on the non-reduced, nonlinear MHW equations to stabilize the equilibrium and suppress the transition to drift-wave induced turbulence.

I.R. Goumiri, C.W. Rowley, Z. Ma, D.A. Gates, J.A. Krommes and J.B. Parker

2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Simulation  

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Simulating quantum mechanics is known to be a difficult computational problem, especially when dealing with large systems. However, this difficulty may be overcome by using some controllable quantum system to study another less controllable or accessible quantum system, i.e., quantum simulation. Quantum simulation promises to have applications in the study of many problems in, e.g., condensed-matter physics, high-energy physics, atomic physics, quantum chemistry and cosmology. Quantum simulation could be implemented using quantum computers, but also with simpler, analog devices that would require less control, and therefore, would be easier to construct. A number of quantum systems such as neutral atoms, ions, polar molecules, electrons in semiconductors, superconducting circuits, nuclear spins and photons have been proposed as quantum simulators. This review outlines the main theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum simulation and emphasizes some of the challenges and promises of this fast-growing field.

I. M. Georgescu; S. Ashhab; Franco Nori

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

162

Advanced Process Engineering Co-simulation  

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7 7 AdvAnced Process engineering co-simulAtion Description The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and its R&D collaboration partners are developing the Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) as an innovative software tool that combines process simulation with high-fidelity equipment models based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Winner of a 2004 R&D 100 Award and a 2007 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, this powerful co-simulation technology, for the first time, provides the necessary level of detail and accuracy essential for engineers to analyze and optimize the coupled fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions that drive overall plant performance. Combined with advanced visualization and high-performance computing,

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Model-Based Methodology for Building Confidence in a Dynamic Measuring System  

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experimentation and computational simulation methods will be used to build trust in this measurement system. This process of establishing credibility will be presented in the form of a proposed methodology. This proposed methodology will utilize verification...

Reese, Isaac Mark

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

164

Why Model-Based Engineering and Manufacturing Makes Sense for the Plants and Laboratories of the Nuclear Weapon Complex  

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The purpose of this White Paper is to outline the benefits we expect to receive from Model-Based Engineering and Manufacturing (MBE/M) for the design, analysis, fabrication, and assembly of nuclear weapons for upcoming Life Extension Programs (LEPs). Industry experiences with model-based approaches and the NNSA/DP investments and experiences, discussed in this paper, indicate that model-based methods can achieve reliable refurbished weapons for the stockpile with less cost and time. In this the paper, we list both general and specific benefits of MBE/M for the upcoming LEPs and the metrics for determining the success of model-based approaches. We also present some outstanding issues and challenges to deploying and achieving long-term benefit from the MBE/M. In conclusion, we argue that successful completion of the upcoming LEPs--with very aggressive schedule and funding restrictions--will depend on electronic model-based methods. We ask for a strong commitment from LEP managers throughout the Nuclear Weapons Complex to support deployment and use of MBE/M systems to meet their program needs.

Franklin, K W; Howell, L N; Lewis, D G; Neugebauer, C A; O'Brien, D W; Schilling, S A

2001-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

165

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

166

Fault diagnosis of electric railway traction substation with model-based relation guiding algorithm  

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Abstract Most diagnosis systems used in electric railway traction substation are expert systems based on experience, which cannot diagnose faults beyond experience and are very difficult for transplantation and maintenance. In this paper, the model-based diagnosis (MBD) with integration reasoning is firstly used for fault diagnosis of electric railway traction substation. Aiming at the structural characteristics and actual demands of traction substation, we propose a detailed application plan. Rules for element and system models are established. In addition, we propose a relation guiding algorithm (RGA) for searching candidates of minimal conflict set, in which the hidden messages of analytical redundancy relations can be made full use of and the searching space is reduced further. Taking the autotransformer (AT) traction substation in Hefei–Nanjing Passenger Link of China Railway as an example, we construct models for different device objects, and give the descriptions of system model in traction substation. Based on a sequence of fault observations, the fault diagnosis is tested with the proposed plan. The diagnosis result shows that the application plan with MBD and integration reasoning is feasible and effective for traction substation.

Zhigang Liu; Zhiwei Han

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Advanced model-based FDIR techniques for aerospace systems: Today challenges and opportunities  

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This paper discusses some trends and recent advances in model-based Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for aerospace systems. The FDIR challenges range from pre-design and design stages for upcoming and new programs, to improvement of the performance of in-service flying systems. For space missions, optimization of flight conditions and safe operation is intrinsically related to GNC (Guidance, Navigation & Control) system of the spacecraft and includes sensors and actuators monitoring. Many future space missions will require autonomous proximity operations including fault diagnosis and the subsequent control and guidance recovery actions. For upcoming and future aircraft, one of the main issues is how early and robust diagnosis of some small and subtle faults could contribute to the overall optimization of aircraft design. This issue would be an important factor for anticipating the more and more stringent requirements which would come in force for future environmentally-friendlier programs. The paper underlines the reasons for a widening gap between the advanced scientific FDIR methods being developed by the academic community and technological solutions demanded by the aerospace industry.

Ali Zolghadri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision coupling system modelling based on rough set and support vector machine  

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This paper presents the results of a research into the use of rough set (RS) for the precision coupling system modelling based on support vector machine (SVM). Because of the impact of multiple geometric parameters, there are more input variables in the precision coupling system modelling process. The high-dimensional data poses an interesting challenge to machine learning, as the presence of large numbers of redundant or highly correlated variables can seriously degrade modelling accuracy. In this study, a modelling method was developed based on rough set and support vector machine for precision coupling system. We used RS as the pre-processor for precision coupling system modelling, so as to realise dimension reduction of the high-dimensional data and improve the predictive performance of machine learning method, and then SVM was used for precision coupling system modelling. Experiments were carried out on a typical precision coupling, hydraulic valve. The results show that the use of RS method can improve the performance of machine learning in the modelling of high-dimensional data.

Jian-wei Ma; Fu-ji Wang; Zhen-yuan Jia; Wei Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tool support for generating model-based test cases via web  

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Testing activities play an important role in order to obtain high quality software products. These activities become more important when considering critical software, for instance, space application software. Nowadays, there is an extensive collaboration among space institutions. So, it is more than natural to expect distributed development of software and software testing activities. Therefore, a collaborative tool hosted on the internet becomes quite useful. In this respect, WEB-PerformCharts 2.0 tool discussed in this paper moves in this direction. The tool focuses on supporting a single aspect of distributed software development: the activity of generating test cases via web. Moreover, it allows model-based test case generation by means of formal methods (formal languages statecharts and FSM) which are considered state of the art in software development. WEB-PerformCharts 2.0 can be used to generate test cases for any kind of reactive systems modelled in statecharts or FSM. We present three case studies in different application domains to demonstrate the feasibility of our tool.

Alessandro Oliveira Arantes; Valdivino Alexandre De Santiago Júnior; Nandamudi Lankalapalli Vijaykumar; Erica Ferreira De Souza

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Argonne TTRDC - Modeling, Simulation & Software - Autonomie Research  

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Autonomie Research Expertise Autonomie Research Expertise Software Tool and Process Development For more than 10 years, Argonne's Vehicle Modeling Simulation and Control group has been focusing on developing software tools to facilitate the evaluation and development of advanced vehicle technologies with the development of PSAT and more recently Autonomie. Autonomie has been designed to be used as a single tool throughout the different phases of Model Based Design of the Vehicle Development Process (VDP). Model-Based Design is a math-based visual method for designing complex control systems and is being used successfully in many motion control, industrial, aerospace, and automotive applications. Autonomie's development has been focused on allowing users to customize the tool during each phase of the Model-Based Design, including component models, controls, and processes.

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Model-Based Testing of Automotive Electronic Control Units Ghmann, Clemens {clemens.guehmann@tu-berlin.de}  

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Model-Based Testing of Automotive Electronic Control Units Gühmann, Clemens {clemens.guehmann@tu-berlin.de} Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Electronic Measurement and Diagnostic Technology Einsteinufer 17 by networking electronic control units (ECUs), and by implementation of the functions distributed throughout

Wichmann, Felix

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3-D Mobile-to-Mobile channel tracking with first-order autoregressive model-based Kalman filter  

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1 3-D Mobile-to-Mobile channel tracking with first-order autoregressive model-based Kalman filter estimation in Mobile- to-Mobile communication assuming three-dimensional scattering environment and the approximated expression of the estimation variance in output of the Kalman filter, both for Fixed-to-Mobile

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3D model-based tracking for UAV position control Celine Teuli`ere, Laurent Eck, Eric Marchand, Nicolas Guenard  

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3D model-based tracking for UAV position control C´eline Teuli`ere, Laurent Eck, Eric Marchand control of an unmanned aerial vehi- cle (UAV). Given a 3D model of the edges of its environment, the UAV approach. I. INTRODUCTION Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have a large range of in- door or outdoor

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A model-based technique for real-time estimation of absolute fluorine concentration in a CF4/Ar plasma  

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A model-based technique for real-time estimation of absolute fluorine concentration in a CF4/Ar for quantitative interpretation of actinometric data to deduce bulk plasma fluorine concentration in a CF4/Ar, for application of real-time feedback control to plasma etching. Based upon a model of CF4 chemistry reaction

Terry, Fred L.

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654 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 18, NO. 3, MAY 2010 Model-Based Electrochemical Estimation and  

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in the literature. Accurate estimation of the battery's internal electrochemical state enables an expanded range governor, state-of-charge (SOC) estimation. I. INTRODUCTION MODEL-BASED battery monitoring algorithms theories, captures relevant solid-state and electrolyte diffusion dynamics and accurately predicts current

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A Case Study: A Model-Based Approach to Retrofit a Network Fault Management System with Self-Healing Functionality  

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Adding self-healing capabilities to network management systems holds great promise for delivering important goals, such as QoS, while simultaneously lowering capital expenditure, operation cost, and maintenance cost. In this paper, we present a model-based ... Keywords: Self-healing, aspect modeling, network management

Yan Liu; Jing Zhang; Michael Jiang; David Raymer; John Strassner

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Model Based Pose Estimation For Omnidirectional Stereovision Guillaume Caron, Eric Marchand and El Mustapha Mouaddib  

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3D Model Based Pose Estimation For Omnidirectional Stereovision Guillaume Caron, Eric Marchand, FRANCE; e-mail {guillaume.caron, mouaddib}@u-picardie.fr Eric Marchand is with INRIA, IRISA, Lagadic, 35000 Rennes, France; e-mail {Eric.Marchand}@irisa.fr Fig. 1. Our sensor: orthographic camera, parabolic

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Model-based image reconstruction for dual-energy X-ray CT with fast KVP switching  

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The most recent generation of X-ray CT systems can collect dual energy (DE) sinograms by rapidly switching the X-ray tube voltage between two levels for alternate projection views. This reduces motion artifacts in DE imaging, but yields sinograms that ... Keywords: dualenergy X-ray computed tomography, model-based image reconstruction, penalized likelihood

Wonseok Huh; Jeffrey A. Fessler

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper proposes a stochastic wind power model based on an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA)  

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, for instance to capture rare events such as extreme wind situations. Thus, stochastic wind power models1 Abstract-- This paper proposes a stochastic wind power model based on an autoregressive limits of stochastic wind power generation. The model is constructed based on wind power measurement

Bak-Jensen, Birgitte

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Household electricity consumption and CO2 emissions in the Netherlands: A model-based analysis  

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Abstract Twenty percent of the total energy consumption in the Netherlands comes from household electricity consumption. This comes from household electric appliances whose number has grown in recent years. The paper explores the effect of smart meter introduction, appliance efficiency and consumer behaviour on reducing electricity consumption in the Netherlands. It does so by combining two perspectives: a sociotechnical approach and a bottom up simulation approach. The range of scenarios explored through simulation in the paper provides an understanding of the interplay between efficiency, smart meter diffusion and consumer behaviour. The results show their effect on electricity consumption and suggest that further effort is required to control and reduce it. Insights from the paper suggest that future studies should disaggregate with respect to a number of factors.

George Papachristos

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model-based approach to battery selection for truck onboard fuel cell-based APU in an anti-idling application  

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Abstract The paper presents a model-based approach to supporting battery selection for a fuel cell (FC)-based auxiliary power unit (APU). It is introduced to a case study of electrical power production and consumption management in a truck anti-idling application of a diesel-powered FC-based APU, a system under development in FCGEN, a FCH JU European project of the FP7 program. With fuel cell and related technologies increasingly competing with others in the market, they need to form complete systems with matching and well-balanced components to enable using the technology to its best. Within the whole system, the battery, serving as an energy buffer, represents a medium-cost element, but it affects the operating parameters importantly. Within the scope of this study, a purpose-oriented model of the diesel powered FC-based system is developed together with a realistic load scenario for the comparison of three batteries. The battery size and type are investigated and discussed in the light of the simulation results.

Boštjan Pregelj; Darko Vre?ko; Janko Petrov?i?; Vladimir Jovan; Gregor Dolanc

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Advances in Reduced-Order Modeling Based on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Single and Two-Phase Flows  

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dimensions, (x; y; z). R(x;x0) can then be written as: R(x;x0) = 1 M MX i=1 u(x; ti)uT (x0; ti): (2.6) C. General Scheme for Reduced-Order Modeling Based on Proper Or- thogonal Decomposition Reduced-order models utilizing proper orthogonal... dimensions, (x; y; z). R(x;x0) can then be written as: R(x;x0) = 1 M MX i=1 u(x; ti)uT (x0; ti): (2.6) C. General Scheme for Reduced-Order Modeling Based on Proper Or- thogonal Decomposition Reduced-order models utilizing proper orthogonal...

Fontenot, Raymond Lee

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based robust fault detection and isolation of an industrial gas turbine prototype using soft computing techniques  

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This study proposes a model-based robust fault detection and isolation (RFDI) method with hybrid structure. Robust detection and isolation of the realistic faults of an industrial gas turbine in steady-state conditions is mainly considered. For residual ... Keywords: Industrial gas turbine, Local linear model tree (LOLIMOT), Local linear neuro-fuzzy network, Model error modelling, Neural network, Robust fault detection and isolation

Hasan Abbasi Nozari; Mahdi Aliyari Shoorehdeli; Silvio Simani; Hamed Dehghan Banadaki

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Based Calculations of the Probability of a Country's Nuclear Proliferation Decisions  

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The first nuclear weapon was detonated in August 1945 over Japan to end World War II. During the past six decades, the majority of the world's countries have abstained from acquiring nuclear weapons. However, a number of countries have explored the nuclear weapons option, 23 in all. Among them, 14 countries have dropped their interest in nuclear weapons after initiating some efforts. And nine of them today possess nuclear weapons. These countries include the five nuclear weapons states - U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China - and the four non- NPT member states - Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. Many of these countries initially used civilian nuclear power technology development as a basis or cover for their military program. Recent proliferation incidents in Iraq, Iran, and North Korea brought the world together to pay much attention to nuclear nonproliferation. With the expected surge in the use of nuclear energy for power generation by developing countries, the world's nuclear nonproliferation regime needs to be better prepared for potential future challenges. For the world's nuclear nonproliferation regime to effectively cope with any future proliferation attempts, early detection of potentially proliferation-related activities is highly desirable. Early detection allows the international community to respond and take necessary actions - ideally using political and diplomatic influences without resorting to harsh measures such as sanctions or military actions. In this regard, a capability to quantitatively predict the chance of a country's nuclear proliferation intent or activities is of significant interest. There have been various efforts in the research community to understand the determinants of nuclear proliferation and develop quantitative tools to predict nuclear proliferation events. These efforts have shown that information about the political issues surrounding a country's security along with economic development data can be useful to explain the occurrences of proliferation decisions. However, predicting major historical proliferation events using model-based predictions has been unreliable. Nuclear proliferation decisions by a country is affected by three main factors: (1) technology; (2) finance; and (3) political motivation [1]. Technological capability is important as nuclear weapons development needs special materials, detonation mechanism, delivery capability, and the supporting human resources and knowledge base. Financial capability is likewise important as the development of the technological capabilities requires a serious financial commitment. It would be difficult for any state with a gross national product (GNP) significantly less than that of about $100 billion to devote enough annual governmental funding to a nuclear weapon program to actually achieve positive results within a reasonable time frame (i.e., 10 years). At the same time, nuclear proliferation is not a matter determined by a mastery of technical details or overcoming financial constraints. Technology or finance is a necessary condition but not a sufficient condition for nuclear proliferation. At the most fundamental level, the proliferation decision by a state is controlled by its political motivation. To effectively address the issue of predicting proliferation events, all three of the factors must be included in the model. To the knowledge of the authors, none of the exiting models considered the 'technology' variable as part of the modeling. This paper presents an attempt to develop a methodology for statistical modeling and predicting a country's nuclear proliferation decisions. The approach is based on the combined use of data on a country's nuclear technical capability profiles economic development status, security environment factors and internal political and cultural factors. All of the information utilized in the study was from open source literature. (authors)

Li, Jun; Yim, Man-Sung; McNelis, David N. [Department of Nuclear Engineering North Carolina State University (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multivariate synthetic streamflow generation using a hybrid model based on artificial neural networks Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(4), 641654 (2002) EGS  

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streamflow generation using a hybrid model based on artificial neural networks J.C. Ochoa-Rivera, R. GarcíaMultivariate synthetic streamflow generation using a hybrid model based on artificial neural neural network. The structure of the model results from two components, the neural network (NN

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Model based design of an automotive-scale, metal hydride hydrogen storage system.  

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Sandia and General Motors have successfully designed, fabricated, and experimentally operated a vehicle-scale hydrogen storage system using the complex metal hydride sodium alanate. Over the 6 year project, the team tackled the primary barriers associated with storage and delivery of hydrogen including mass, volume, efficiency and cost. The result was the hydrogen storage demonstration system design. The key technologies developed for this hydrogen storage system include optimal heat exchange designs, thermal properties enhancement, a unique catalytic hydrogen burner and energy efficient control schemes. The prototype system designed, built, and operated to demonstrate these technologies consists of four identical hydrogen storage modules with a total hydrogen capacity of 3 kg. Each module consists of twelve stainless steel tubes that contain the enhanced sodium alanate. The tubes are arranged in a staggered, 4 x 3 array and enclosed by a steel shell to form a shell and tube heat exchanger. Temperature control during hydrogen absorption and desorption is accomplished by circulating a heat transfer fluid through each module shell. For desorption, heat is provided by the catalytic oxidation of hydrogen within a high efficiency, compact heat exchanger. The heater was designed to transfer up to 30 kW of heat from the catalytic reaction to the circulating heat transfer fluid. The demonstration system module design and the system control strategies were enabled by experiment-based, computational simulations that included heat and mass transfer coupled with chemical kinetics. Module heat exchange systems were optimized using multi-dimensional models of coupled fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Chemical kinetics models were coupled with both heat and mass transfer calculations to design the sodium alanate vessels. Fluid flow distribution was a key aspect of the design for the hydrogen storage modules and computational simulations were used to balance heat transfer with fluid pressure requirements. An overview of the hydrogen storage system will be given, and examples of these models and simulation results will be described and related to component design. In addition, comparisons of demonstration system experimental results to model predictions will be reported.

Johnson, Terry Alan; Kanouff, Michael P.; Jorgensen, Scott W. (General Motors R& D); Dedrick, Daniel E.; Evans, Gregory Herbert

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Simulations [Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics] - Nuclear  

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Combustion Simulations Combustion Simulations Capabilities Engineering Computation and Design Engineering and Structural Mechanics Systems/Component Design, Engineering and Drafting Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Overview Thermal Hydraulic Optimization of Nuclear Systems Underhood Thermal Management Combustion Simulations Advanced Model and Methodology Development Multi-physics Reactor Performance and Safety Simulations Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Bookmark and Share Combustion Simulations Density Distribution of Spray in Near-Injector Region Density Distribution of Spray in Near-Injector Region. Click on image to view larger image. Development of computer models based on Front-Tracking and

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Final Progress Report on Model-Based Diagnosis of Soil Limitations to Forest Productivity  

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This project was undertaken in support of the forest industry to link modeling of nutrients and productivity with field research to identify methods for enhancing soil quality and forest productivity and for alleviating soil limitations to sustainable forest productivity. The project consisted of a series of related tasks, including (1) simulation of changes in biomass and soil carbon with nitrogen fertilization, (2) development of spreadsheet modeling tools for soil nutrient availability and tree nutrient requirements, (3) additional modeling studies, and (4) evaluation of factors involved in the establishment and productivity of southern pine plantations in seasonally wet soils. This report also describes the two Web sites that were developed from the research to assist forest managers with nutrient management of Douglas-fir and loblolly pine plantations.

Luxmoore, R.J.

2004-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Model-based Controller with Temperature Feedback for Laser Cladding  

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Abstract Laser cladding, also known as direct metal deposition, is an additive manufacturing technique for the production of freeform metallic parts. High quality parts can be created with the use of feedback control systems which stabilize the melt pool during the cladding process. Current laser cladding control systems are based on low order, empirical models of the process, which have low dynamic accuracy and limit the performance that can be achieved. In this paper, a control system based on a physical heat conduction model of the melt pool dynamics is presented. The control structure consists of a static linear state feedback control law designed using pole placement and combined with a PI controller. The controller is able to regulate the melt pool size by modulating the laser power using a number of surface temperature measurements as the feedback signal. Simulation results using a detailed finite element model show that the controller has good tracking behavior and disturbance rejection properties.

Wim Devesse; Dieter De Baere; Patrick Guillaume

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

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Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,Part ? : Fundamentals. Building Simulation, 1: 95 ? 110.Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,

Hong, Tianzhen

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At San Juan Volcanic Field Area (Clarkson &  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At San Juan Volcanic Field Area (Clarkson & Modeling-Computer Simulations At San Juan Volcanic Field Area (Clarkson & Reiter, 1987) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At San Juan Volcanic Field Area (Clarkson & Reiter, 1987) Exploration Activity Details Location San Juan Volcanic Field Area Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes In this study we combine thermal maturation models, based on the level of maturation of the Fruitland Formation coals, and time-dependet temperature models, based on heat-flow data in the San Juan region, to further investigate both the thermal history of the region and the nature of the influence of the San Juan volcanic field thermal source on the thermal

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Analysis and optimization of the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center via simulation  

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We develop a simulation model based on patient data from 2/1/05 to 1/31/06 that represents the operations of the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard teaching hospital and a leading medical ...

Noyes, Clay W

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation for Year-Round Nutrient Uptake of Greenhouse Roses over Flowering Cycles  

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65 Simulation for Year-Round Nutrient Uptake of Greenhouse Roses over Flowering Cycles Wan-Soon Kim Protected Horticulture Experiment Station NHRI, RDA Busan 618-800 Korea Dept. of Plant Sciences University of roses, coupled with a whole-plant growth model based on light use efficiency (LUE). The study consisted

Lieth, J. Heinrich

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Modelling and simulation of skin-stretch-caused motion artefacts in single-channel ECG signal  

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Modelling and simulation of skin-stretch-caused motion artefacts in single-channel ECG signal in better understanding of artefacts in ECG and in developing model-based techniques for cleaning or interpreting noisy ECG signals. This work com- bines existing experimental results from the field of skin

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A simple model based magnet sorting algorithm for planar hybrid undulators  

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Various magnet sorting strategies have been used to optimize undulator performance, ranging from intuitive pairing of high- and low-strength magnets, to full 3D FEM simulation with 3-axis Helmholtz coil magnet data. In the extreme, swapping magnets in a full field model to minimize trajectory wander and rms phase error can be time consuming. This paper presents a simpler approach, extending the field error signature concept to obtain trajectory displacement, kick angle and phase error signatures for each component of magnetization error from a Radia model of a short hybrid-PM undulator. We demonstrate that steering errors and phase errors are essentially decoupled and scalable from measured X, Y and Z components of magnetization. Then, for any given sequence of magnets, rms trajectory and phase errors are obtained from simple cumulative sums of the scaled displacements and phase errors. The cost function (a weighted sum of these errors) is then minimized by swapping magnets, using one's favorite optimization algorithm. This approach was applied recently at NSLS to a short in-vacuum undulator, which required no subsequent trajectory or phase shimming. Trajectory and phase signatures are also obtained for some mechanical errors, to guide 'virtual shimming' and specifying mechanical tolerances. Some simple inhomogeneities are modeled to assess their error contributions.

Rakowsky, G.

2010-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based image reconstruction from time-resolved diffusion data  

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This paper addresses the issue of reconstructing the unknown field of absorption and scattering coefficients from time-resolved measurements of diffused light in a computationally efficient manner. The intended application is optical tomography, which has generated considerable interest in recent times. The inverse problem is posed in the Bayesian framework. The maximum {ital a posteriori} (MAP) estimate is used to compute the reconstruction. We use an edge- preserving generalized Gaussian Markov random field to model the unknown image. The diffusion model used for the measurements is solved forward in time using a finite-difference approach known as the alternating-directions implicit method. This method requires the inversion of a tridiagonal matrix at each time step and is therefore of O(N) complexity, where N is the dimensionality of the image. Adjoint differentiation is used to compute the sensitivity of the measurements with respect to the unknown image. The novelty of our method lies in the computation of the sensitivity since we can achieve it in O(N) time as opposed to O(N{sup 2}) time required by the perturbation approach. We present results using simulated data to show that the proposed method yields superior quality reconstructions with substantial savings in computation.

Saquib, S.S. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States); Hanson, K.M.; Cunningham, G.S. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic high-fidelity 3D road network modeling based on 2D GIS data  

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Abstract Many computer applications such as racing games and driving simulations demand high-fidelity 3D road network models. However, few methods exist for the automatic generation of 3D realistic road networks, especially for those in the real world. On the other hand, vast 2D road network data in various geographical information systems (GIS) have been collected in the past and are used by a wide range of applications. A method that can automatically produce 3D high-fidelity road network models from 2D real road GIS data will significantly reduce both the labor and time cost, and greatly benefit applications involving road networks. Based on a set of carefully selected civil engineering rules for road design, this paper proposes a novel approach that transforms existing road GIS data that contain only 2D road centerline information into high-fidelity 3D road network models. The proposed method consists of several major components, including road GIS data preprocessing, 3D centerline modeling, and 3D geometric modeling. With this approach, basic road elements such as road segments, road intersections and traffic interchanges are generated automatically to compose sophisticated road networks in a seamless manner. Results show that this approach provides a rapid and efficient 3D road modeling method for applications that have stringent requirements on high-fidelity road models.

Jie Wang; Gary Lawson; Yuzhong Shen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digestion Simulations  

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Digestion Simulations Digestion Simulations Name: Lisa Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: My 5th grade students are beginning an experiment next week and their hypothesis involves edibility(edibleness?). Is there a way to replicate the stomach in, say, a bottle?? Are there ways to test for edibleness(?) without actually ingesting the experiment yourself? Replies: I would not recommend the idea of a bottle stomach. The stomach digests only proteins anyway with HCl [pH 1.0] which is very, very strong acid that will burn seriously if in contact with skin. The intestine is just as much responsible for digestion of lipids [bile], carbohydrates and remaining proteins using enzymes, many of these you do not want to be handling, let alone purchase. As a high school teacher, I have lab exercises dealing with digestion, but I can not recommend any of these unless you are set up with a functional science laboratory and all the safety equipment necessary.

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Research on fuel supply rate of marine intercooled-cycle engine based on simulation experiment  

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The complete non-linear mathematical model and dynamic simulation model based on MATLAB/Simulink of intercooled-cycle gas turbine had been built according to the mechanism of thermodynamic system modelling method, taking the impacts into consideration such as rotational inertia, volume inertia and intercooler's thermal inertia. By analysing the existing problems of the modelling and simulation of the heat exchanger, the mathematical model and simulation model of the on-engine intercooler and off-engine intercooler were built using sub-lumped modelling method. Through the simulation study of fuel supply rate, the best fuel supply rate curve of the intercooled-cycle gas turbine was obtained.

Yu-Long Ying; Yun-Peng Cao; Shu-Ying Li

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Optimization of numerical weather/wave prediction models based on information geometry and computational techniques  

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The last years a new highly demanding framework has been set for environmental sciences and applied mathematics as a result of the needs posed by issues that are of interest not only of the scientific community but of today's society in general: global warming renewable resources of energy natural hazards can be listed among them. Two are the main directions that the research community follows today in order to address the above problems: The utilization of environmental observations obtained from in situ or remote sensing sources and the meteorological-oceanographic simulations based on physical-mathematical models. In particular trying to reach credible local forecasts the two previous data sources are combined by algorithms that are essentially based on optimization processes. The conventional approaches in this framework usually neglect the topological-geometrical properties of the space of the data under study by adopting least square methods based on classical Euclidean geometry tools. In the present work new optimization techniques are discussed making use of methodologies from a rapidly advancing branch of applied Mathematics the Information Geometry. The latter prove that the distributions of data sets are elements of non-Euclidean structures in which the underlying geometry may differ significantly from the classical one. Geometrical entities like Riemannian metrics distances curvature and affine connections are utilized in order to define the optimum distributions fitting to the environmental data at specific areas and to form differential systems that describes the optimization procedures. The methodology proposed is clarified by an application for wind speed forecasts in the Kefaloniaisland Greece.

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) | Open Energy Information  

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: APECS Agency/Company /Organization: National Energy Technology Laboratory Partner: ANSYS Sector: Energy Focus Area: Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/advresearch/apecs.html APECS Screenshot References: APECS Homepage[1] Logo: APECS Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) is an innovative software tool that provides process/equipment co-simulation capabilities for model-based decision support in steady-state process design and optimization. Developed by NETL, ANSYS, and other research partners, the Advanced Process

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Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation for Hydrogen Transition Analysis  

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Agent Agent Agent - - Based Modeling Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) and Simulation (ABMS) for Hydrogen Transition for Hydrogen Transition Analysis Analysis Marianne Mintz Hydrogen Transition Analysis Workshop US Department of Energy January 26, 2006 Objectives and Scope for Phase 1 2 Analyze the hydrogen infrastructure development as a complex adaptive system using an agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) approach Develop an ABMS model to simulate the evolution of that system, spanning the entire H2 supply chain from production to consumption Identify key factors that either promote or inhibit the growth of H2 infrastructure Apply ABMS to get new insights into transition, particularly early transition phase - Dynamic interplay between supply and demand

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) | Open Energy Information  

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) (Redirected from APECS) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: APECS Agency/Company /Organization: National Energy Technology Laboratory Partner: ANSYS Sector: Energy Focus Area: Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/advresearch/apecs.html APECS Screenshot References: APECS Homepage[1] Logo: APECS Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) is an innovative software tool that provides process/equipment co-simulation capabilities for model-based decision support in steady-state process design and optimization. Developed by NETL, ANSYS, and other research partners, the Advanced Process

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Shliomis model-based magnetic squeeze film in rotating rough curved circular plates: a comparison of two different porous structures  

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This study aims to analyse the effect of different porous structures on the performance of a Shliomis model-based magnetic squeeze film in rotating rough porous curved circular plates. For porous structures Kozeny-Carman's formulation and Irmay's model have been adopted. A Shliomis model-based magnetic fluid flow is considered. The stochastically averaging models of Christensen and Tonder have been used for characterising the effect of transverse roughness. The associated stochastically averaged Reynolds type equation is solved to obtain the pressure distribution leading to the calculation of the load carrying capacity. The results presented in graphical form show that the adverse effect of transverse roughness can be compensated by the positive effect of magnetisation in the case of negatively skewed roughness, suitably choosing the rotation ratio and the curvature parameters. Further, this compensation appears to be more in the case of Kozeny-Carman's formulation as compared to that of Irmay's model, which makes the Kozeny-Carman's model a superior choice.

Jimit R. Patel; Gunamani Deheri

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Uncertainty quantification for turbulent mixing simulations  

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We have achieved validation in the form of simulation-experiment agreement for Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing rates (known as {alpha}) over the past decade. The problem was first posed sixty years ago. Recent improvements in our simulation technology allow sufficient precision to distinguish between mixing rates for different experiments. We explain the sensitivity and non-universality of the mixing rate. These playa role in the difficulties experienced by many others in efforts to compare experiment with simulation. We analyze the role of initial conditions, which were not recorded for the classical experiments of Youngs et al. Reconstructed initial conditions with error bars are given. The time evolution of the long and short wave length portions of the instability are analyzed. We show that long wave length perturbations are strong at t = 0, but are quickly overcome by the rapidly growing short wave length perturbations. These conclusions, based solely on experimental data analysis, are in agreement with results from theoretical bubble merger models and numerical simulation studies but disagree with models based on superposition of modes.

Sharp, David Howland [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Glimm, James G [STONEY BROOK UNIV.; Kaman, Tulin [STONEY BROOK UNIV.

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EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE FLOTATION OF ...  

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Narragansett Marine Laboratory, Graduate School of Oceanography,. University of ... OF MARINE. DIATOMS. 19 ...... propulsion (see Jarosch 1962). We do not.

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Virtual Simulation of Vision 21 Energy Plants  

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The Vision 21 Energy plants will be designed by combining several individual power, chemical, and fuel-conversion technologies. These independently developed technologies or technology modules can be interchanged and combined to form the complete Vision 21 plant that achieves the needed level of efficiency and environmental performance at affordable costs. The knowledge about each technology module must be captured in computer models so that the models can be linked together to simulate the entire Vision 21 power plant in a Virtual Simulation environment. Eventually the Virtual Simulation will find application in conceptual design, final design, plant operation and control, and operator training. In this project we take the first step towards developing such a Vision 21 Simulator. There are two main knowledge domains of a plant--the process domain (what is in the pipes), and the physical domain (the pipes and equipment that make up the plant). Over the past few decades, commercial software tools have been developed for each of these functions. However, there are three main problems that inhibit the design and operation of power plants: (1) Many of these tools, largely developed for chemicals and refining, have not been widely adopted in the power industry. (2) Tools are not integrated across functions. For example, the knowledge represented by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of equipment is not used in process-level simulations. (3) No tool exists for readily integrating the design and behavioral knowledge about components. These problems must be overcome to develop the Vision 21 Simulator. In this project our major objective is to achieve a seamless integration of equipment-level and process-level models and apply the integrated software to power plant simulations. Specifically we are developing user-friendly tools for linking process models (Aspen Plus) with detailed equipment models (FLUENT CFD and other proprietary models). Such integration will ensure that consistent and complete knowledge about the process is used for design and optimization. The technical objectives of the current project are the following: Develop a software integration tool called the V21-Controller to mediate the information exchange between FLUENT, other detailed equipment models, and Aspen Plus. Define and publish software interfaces so that software and equipment vendors may integrate their computer models into the software developed in this project. Demonstrate the application of the integrated software with two power plant simulations, one for a conventional steam plant and another for an advanced power cycle. The project was started in October 2000. Highlights of the accomplishments during the first year of the project are the following: Formed a multi-disciplinary project team consisting of chemical and mechanical engineers; computer scientists; CFD, process simulation, and plant design software developers; and power plant designers. Developed a prototype of CFD and process model integration: a stirred tank reactor model based on FLUENT was inserted into a flow sheet model based on Aspen Plus. The prototype was used to show the effect of shaft speed (a parameter in the CFD model) on the product yield and purity (results of process simulation). This demonstrated the optimization of an equipment item in the context of the entire plant rather than in isolation. Conducted a user survey and wrote the User Requirements, Software Requirements and Software Design documents for the V21-Controller. Adopted CAPE-OPEN standard interfaces for communications between equipment and process models. Developed a preliminary version of the V21-Controller based on CAPE-OPEN interfaces. Selected one unit of an existing conventional steam plant (Richmond Power & Light) as the first demonstration case and developed an Aspen Plus model of the steam-side of the unit. A model for the gas-side of the unit, based on ALSTOM's proprietary model INDVU, was integrated with the Aspen Plus model. An industrial Advisory Board was formed to guide the software deve

Syamlal, Madhava; Felix, Paul E.; Osawe, Maxwell O. (Fluent Inc.); Fiveland, Woodrow A.; Sloan, David G. (ALSTOM Power); Zitney, Stephen E. (Aspen Technology, Inc.); Joop, Frank (Intergraph Corporation); Cleetus, Joseph; Lapshin, Igor B. (Concurrent Engineering Research Center, West Virginia University)

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NETL F 451.1-1/1 Categorical Exclusion (CX) Designation Form  

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Virginia Tech Virginia Tech FE 315 10 Donald Krastman 5/1/10 -10/1/12 Blacksburg, Montgomery County, VA DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL-BASED FLOTATION SIMULATOR This project will develop a comprehensive flotation simulation package that includes the phenomenological flotation model developed at Virginia Tech into state-of-the-art react and transport. 05 12 2010 Donald Krastman Digitally signed by Donald Krastman DN: cn=Donald Krastman, o=NETL, ou=315, email=krastman@netl.doe.gov, c=US Reason: I am approving this document Date: 2010.05.12 15:06:30 -04'00' 05 17 2010 john ganz Digitally signed by john ganz DN: cn=john ganz, o=NETL- DOE, ou=140 OPFC, email=john.ganz@netl.doe.gov, c=US Date: 2010.05.17 10:32:15 -04'00' Project activities are restricted to criteria found in CX A.9. There will be no lab scale work

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Mixed Mode Simulation Tools  

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ANSYS CFX, ANSYS Fluent, Autodesk Simulation CFD (formerly CFDesign), Autodesk Vasari, FloVENT, Flowdesigner,

Gandhi, Priya; Brager, Gail; Dutton, Spencer

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Model-based robust fault detection and isolation of an industrial gas turbine prototype using soft computing techniques  

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This study proposes a model-based robust fault detection and isolation (RFDI) method with hybrid structure. Robust detection and isolation of the realistic faults of an industrial gas turbine in steady-state conditions is mainly considered. For residual generation, a bank of time-delay multilayer perceptron (MLP) models is used, and in fault detection step, a passive approach based on model error modelling is employed to achieve threshold adaptation. To do so, local linear neuro-fuzzy (LLNF) modelling is utilised for constructing error-model to generate uncertainty interval upon the system output in order to make decision whether a fault occurred or not. This model is trained using local linear model tree (LOLIMOT) which is a progressive tree-construction algorithm. Simple thresholding is also used along with adaptive thresholding in fault detection phase for comparative purposes. Besides, another MLP neural network is utilised to isolate the faults. In order to show the effectiveness of proposed RFDI method, it was tested on a single-shaft industrial gas turbine prototype model and has been evaluated based on the gas turbine data. A brief comparative study with the related works done on this gas turbine benchmark is also provided to show the pros and cons of the presented RFDI method.

Hasan Abbasi Nozari; Mahdi Aliyari Shoorehdeli; Silvio Simani; Hamed Dehghan Banadaki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting GHG emissions using an optimized artificial neural network model based on correlation and principal component analysis  

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Abstract The prediction of GHG emissions is very important due to their negative impacts on climate and global warming. The aim of this study was to develop a model for GHG forecasting emissions at the national level using a new approach based on artificial neural networks (ANN) and broadly available sustainability, economical and industrial indicators acting as inputs. The ANN model architecture and training parameters were optimized, with inputs being selected using correlation analysis and principal component analysis. The developed ANN models were compared with the corresponding multiple linear regression (MLR) model, while an ANN model created using transformed inputs (principal components) was compared with a principal component regression (PCR) model. Since the best results were obtained with the ANN model based on correlation analysis, that particular model was selected for the actual 2011 GHG emissions forecasting. The relative errors of the 2010 GHG emissions predictions were used to adjust the ANN model predictions for 2011, which subsequently resulted in the adjusted 2011 predictions having a MAPE value of only 3.60%. Sensitivity analysis showed that gross inland energy consumption had the highest sensitivity to GHG emissions.

Davor Z. Antanasijevi?; Mirjana ?. Risti?; Aleksandra A. Peri?-Gruji?; Viktor V. Pocajt

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Robot Hardware Simulator  

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Robotics Simulator is to perform simulations of many heterogeneous types of robots all working within a single, virtual environment. The main components of this project are Robot Simulator, Environment Control Panel and Environment Simulator. Robot simulator consists of three parts: a robot hardware simulator, a robot control program, which will be user supplied, and an environment-based robot object. Robot control program can work with various robot hardware simulators via standard API. The robot hardware simulator will interface to the environment via requests for data from its sensor or requests for action from its actuators. The environment-based robots will be responsible for controlling the individual sensors, based on robot hardware simulator requests, and providing the appropriate data to the sensors, Environment control panel will be a standalone system that connects to the environment simulator to monitor and control the current simulation The environment simulator is the central component in the system. The environment simulator is responsible for keeping track of the actual state of the environment, including each robot. The environment simulator receives requests from simulated robots to read sensors, initiate actuators, and to send and receive communication.

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Automated Quantification and Sizing of Unbranched Filamentous Cyanobacteria by Model-Based Object-Oriented Image Analysis  

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...as deduced by modeling. This paper...images in a fully automated high-throughput...a Monte Carlo simulation approach. Here...Rolff. 2007. Automated measurements...Bjornsen. 1998. Rapid determination...as deduced by modeling. This paper...images in a fully automated high-throughput...

Michael Zeder; Silke Van den Wyngaert; Oliver Köster; Kathrin M. Felder; Jakob Pernthaler

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226 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 1, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2002 A Practical SPICE Model Based on the Physics  

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of a single-electron inverter obtained from the SPICE simulation was within 15%. This new SPICE model can architectures. Index Terms--MOSFET, realistic single-electron transistor, single-electron inverter, SPICE model. I. INTRODUCTION MOTIVATED by the merits of density, power, and func- tionality, various structures

Lee, Jong Duk

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Dynamic Positioning Simulator Dynamic Positioning Simulator  

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Simulator 5 / 24 #12;Dynamic Positioning Simulator Dynamic Positioning Why Dynamic Positioning? Advantages Dynamic Positioning: No tugboats needed; Offshore set-up is quick; Power saving; Precision situations more on Ship: Wind Force Fw = 1 2 air V 2 rw CXw (rw )AT 1 2 air V 2 rw CYw (rw )AL Mw = 1 2 air V 2 rw CMw (rw

Vuik, Kees

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Model-based Adaptive Observers for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Riccardo Ceccarelli, Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, Philippe Moulin and Antonio Sciarretta  

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Model-based Adaptive Observers for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Engines Riccardo Ceccarelli Diesel engine testbed. I. INTRODUCTION Modern diesel engine has the potential of a significant reduction of the functioning of a air-path in a diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation circuit is presented. More

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Analysis of Amino Acid Residues Involved in Catalysis of Polyethylene Glycol Dehydrogenase from Sphingopyxis terrae, Using Three-Dimensional Molecular Modeling-Based Kinetic Characterization of Mutants  

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...approaches the active site from the interface of each monomeric protein, it is stabilized...a quinone binding site close to the interface between NUOD and NUOB subunits of complex...Sphingopyxis terrae, using three-dimensional molecular modeling-based kinetic characterization...

Takeshi Ohta; Takeshi Kawabata; Ken Nishikawa; Akio Tani; Kazuhide Kimbara; Fusako Kawai

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model based detection of hydrogen leaks in a fuel cell stack Ari Ingimundarson and Anna G. Stefanopoulou and Denise McKay  

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Model based detection of hydrogen leaks in a fuel cell stack Ari Ingimundarson and Anna G. Stefanopoulou and Denise McKay Abstract-- Hydrogen leaks are potentially dangerous faults in fuel cell systems detection, leak detection, hydrogen leak- age. I. INTRODUCTION A common safety concern for fuel cell systems

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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2007 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics October 21-24, 2007, New Paltz, NY PROBABILISTIC MODEL BASED SIMILARITY MEASURES FOR AUDIO  

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2007 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics October 21-24, 2007, New Paltz, NY PROBABILISTIC MODEL BASED SIMILARITY MEASURES FOR AUDIO QUERY-BY-EXAMPLE Tuomas Virtanen This paper proposes measures for estimating the similarity of two audio signals, the objective being in query

Virtanen, Tuomas

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The potential of different artificial neural network (ANN) techniques in daily global solar radiation modeling based on meteorological data  

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The main objective of present study is to predict daily global solar radiation (GSR) on a horizontal surface, based on meteorological variables, using different artificial neural network (ANN) techniques. Daily mean air temperature, relative humidity, sunshine hours, evaporation, and wind speed values between 2002 and 2006 for Dezful city in Iran (32 16'N, 48 25'E), are used in this study. In order to consider the effect of each meteorological variable on daily GSR prediction, six following combinations of input variables are considered: (I)Day of the year, daily mean air temperature and relative humidity as inputs and daily GSR as output. (II)Day of the year, daily mean air temperature and sunshine hours as inputs and daily GSR as output. (III)Day of the year, daily mean air temperature, relative humidity and sunshine hours as inputs and daily GSR as output. (IV)Day of the year, daily mean air temperature, relative humidity, sunshine hours and evaporation as inputs and daily GSR as output. (V)Day of the year, daily mean air temperature, relative humidity, sunshine hours and wind speed as inputs and daily GSR as output. (VI)Day of the year, daily mean air temperature, relative humidity, sunshine hours, evaporation and wind speed as inputs and daily GSR as output. Multi-layer perceptron (MLP) and radial basis function (RBF) neural networks are applied for daily GSR modeling based on six proposed combinations. The measured data between 2002 and 2005 are used to train the neural networks while the data for 214 days from 2006 are used as testing data. The comparison of obtained results from ANNs and different conventional GSR prediction (CGSRP) models shows very good improvements (i.e. the predicted values of best ANN model (MLP-V) has a mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) about 5.21% versus 10.02% for best CGSRP model (CGSRP 5)). (author)

Behrang, M.A.; Assareh, E. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Dezful Branch (Iran); Ghanbarzadeh, A.; Noghrehabadi, A.R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz (Iran)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment of an oxygen-enhanced combustor using a structural model based on the FMEA and fuzzy fault tree  

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Abstract The oxygen-enhanced combustor has the advantages of high burning efficiency and low emissions. However, it should not be promoted for industrial use until its reliability and safety have been fully recognized. A new methodology is proposed to assess the risk of an oxygen-enhanced combustor using a structural model based on the FMEA and fuzzy fault tree. In addition, it is applied to a selected pilot semi-industrial combustor. To identify the hazard source comprehensively, the pilot is divided into four subsystems: the combustor subsystem, feed subsystem, ignition subsystem and exhaust subsystem. According to the operational parameters of flow (flow rate, temperature and pressure) and the component functions in different subsystems, the cause and effect matrix can be built using the structural model, and the relationship between the operational parameters and the effects of the change for the operational parameters on the system can be presented. Based on the results of cause and effect matrix, the FMEA can be built to describe the failed models and accident scenarios of the pilot. The main accident forms include leakage, injury, fire and explosion. Accordingly, with the severity and probability analysis of different accident forms, the fire and explosion accidents should be further accessed quantitatively using the fuzzy fault tree analysis. The fault trees can be obtained in accordance with the FMEA, and the qualitative assessments of the basic events can be collected by using expert scoring. A hybrid approach for the fuzzy set theory and weight analysis is investigated to quantify the occurrence probability of basic events. Then, the importance analysis of the fault trees, including the hazard importance of basic events and the cut set importance, is performed to help determine the weak links of the fire and explosion trees. Finally, some of the most effective measures are presented to improve the reliability and safety of the combustion system.

Zhen Chen; Xiaona Wu; Jianguo Qin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dispersion of Silver Iodide Particles from Ground-Based Generators over Complex Terrain. Part II: WRF Large-Eddy Simulations versus Observations  

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A numerical modeling study has been conducted to explore the ability of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model-based large-eddy simulation (LES) with 100-m grid spacing to reproduce silver iodide (AgI) particle dispersion by comparing ...

Lulin Xue; Xia Chu; Roy Rasmussen; Daniel Breed; Bruce Boe; Bart Geerts

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOFT Engineering Simulator  

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The LOFT Engineering Simulator represents an attempt to develop a simulation with sufficient physical detail (solution of the conservation equations) for moderate accident simulation, but which will still run in real time and provide an interface for the operator to interact with the model. The LOFT Engineering Simulator is presently being used to assist the Augmented Operator Capability (AOC) Program. Part of the AOC program has developed techniques to support the Human Engineering Research for evaluating graphics displays in a nuclear reactor control room. The LOFT Engineering Simulator offers: (1) a unique means of supplying plant equivalent simulation data to drive the various graphics dislays under consideration; and (2) a technique to test and evaluate control strategy. This report describes the hardware and software used for the LOFT Engineering Simulator, including the graphics display computer.

Venhuizen, J.R.

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Segmentation and morphometric analysis of subcortical regions in autistic MR brain images using fuzzy Gaussian distribution model-based distance regularised multi-phase level set  

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In this work, subcortical regions of autism spectrum disorder are analysed using fuzzy Gaussian distribution model-based distance regularised multi-phase level set method in autistic MR brain images. The fuzzy Gaussian distribution model is used as the intensity discriminator. The segmented images are validated with the ground truth using geometrical measure area. The results show that the fuzzy Gaussian distribution model-based multi-phase level set method is able to extract the subcortical tissue boundaries. The subcortical regions segmented using this method gives high correlation with ground truth. The corpus callosum area gives very high (R = 0.94) correlation. The brain stem and cerebellum present high correlations of 0.89 and 0.84, respectively. Also, it is found the segmented autistic subcortical regions have reduced area and are statistically significant (p brain area.

A.R. Jac Fredo; G. Kavitha; S. Ramakrishnan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An ontology for trajectory simulation  

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From the concept exploration for a weapon system to training simulators, from hardware-in-the-loop simulators to mission planning tools, trajectory simulations are used throughout the life cycle of a weapon system. A trajectory simulation can be defined ...

Umut Durak; Halit Oguztuzun; S. Kemal Ider

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advancing Material Models for Automotive Forming Simulations  

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Simulations in automotive industry need more advanced material models to achieve highly reliable forming and springback predictions. Conventional material models implemented in the FEM-simulation models are not capable to describe the plastic material behaviour during monotonic strain paths with sufficient accuracy. Recently, ESI and Corus co-operate on the implementation of an advanced material model in the FEM-code PAMSTAMP 2G. This applies to the strain hardening model, the influence of strain rate, and the description of the yield locus in these models. A subsequent challenge is the description of the material after a change of strain path.The use of advanced high strength steels in the automotive industry requires a description of plastic material behaviour of multiphase steels. The simplest variant is dual phase steel consisting of a ferritic and a martensitic phase. Multiphase materials also contain a bainitic phase in addition to the ferritic and martensitic phase. More physical descriptions of strain hardening than simple fitted Ludwik/Nadai curves are necessary.Methods to predict plastic behaviour of single-phase materials use a simple dislocation interaction model based on the formed cells structures only. At Corus, a new method is proposed to predict plastic behaviour of multiphase materials have to take hard phases into account, which deform less easily. The resulting deformation gradients create geometrically necessary dislocations. Additional micro-structural information such as morphology and size of hard phase particles or grains is necessary to derive the strain hardening models for this type of materials.Measurements available from the Numisheet benchmarks allow these models to be validated. At Corus, additional measured values are available from cross-die tests. This laboratory test can attain critical deformations by large variations in blank size and processing conditions. The tests are a powerful tool in optimising forming simulations prior to larger scale industrial validation.

Vegter, H.; An, Y.; Horn, C.H.L.J. ten; Atzema, E.H.; Roelofsen, M.E. [Corus Research Development and Technology, PO Box 10000, 1970 CA IJmuiden (Netherlands)

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Experimental Research on the Dense CFB’s Riser and the Simulation Based on the EMMS Model  

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The flow structure in the CFB (circulating fluidized bed) riser has been investigated. Experimental studies were performed in a cold square section unit with 270? mm ×270? mm ×10? m . Since the drag force model based on homogeneous two?phase flow such as the Gidaspow drag model could not depict the heterogeneous structures of the gas?solid flow the structure?dependent energy?minimization multi?scale (EMMS) model based on the heterogenerity was applied in the paper and a revised drag force model based on the EMMS model was proposed. A 2D two?fluid model was used to simulate a bench?scale square cross?section riser of a cold CFB. The typical core?annulus structure and the back?mixing near the wall of the riser were observed and the assembly and fragmentation processes of clusters were captured. By comparing with the Gidaspow drag model the results obtained by the revised drag model based on EMMS shows better consistency with the experimental data. The model can also depict the difference from the two exit configurations. This study once again proves the key role of drag force in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation and also shows the availability of the revised drag model to describe the gas?solid flow in CFB risers.

X. Y. Wang; S. D. Wang; B. G. Fan; L. L. Liao; F. Jiang; X. Xu; X. Z. Wu; Y. H. Xiao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field testing of component-level model-based fault detection methods for mixing boxes and VAV fan systems  

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An automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for HVAC systems is being developed, based on an integrated, life-cycle, approach to commissioning and performance monitoring. The tool uses component-level HVAC equipment models implemented in the SPARK equation-based simulation environment. The models are configured using design information and component manufacturers' data and then fine-tuned to match the actual performance of the equipment by using data measured during functional tests of the sort using in commissioning. This paper presents the results of field tests of mixing box and VAV fan system models in an experimental facility and a commercial office building. The models were found to be capable of representing the performance of correctly operating mixing box and VAV fan systems and detecting several types of incorrect operation.

Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip

2002-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Building Energy Simulation  

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Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations...

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Vehicle Modeling and Simulation  

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* PHEV Simulations and Analysis - Travel Profile Database - PHEV Impact on Components - Integration with Renewable Fuels - PHEV Economics - PHEV Test Procedures * Route-Based...

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Akutan Fumaroles Area (Kolker, Et Al.,  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Akutan Fumaroles Area (Kolker, Et Al., Modeling-Computer Simulations At Akutan Fumaroles Area (Kolker, Et Al., 2010) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Akutan Fumaroles Area (Kolker, Et Al., 2010) Exploration Activity Details Location Akutan Fumaroles Area Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes "Conceptual Model: Based on conceptual models built primarily from MT and geochemical datasets, it appears that development of the Akutan geothermal resource for power and/or direct use may be feasible. These datasets point to a shallow, tabular aquifer(s) of 155-180degrees C (i.e., "outflow zone") and a deeper, hotter resource of >220degrees C (i.e., "upflow zone") that

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Simulation Supported Decision Making  

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.S. Navy Nuclear Program · Decades of dynamic operations of hundreds of nuclear power plants withoutSimulation Supported Decision Making Gene Allen Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division SI: TO PASS ON WHAT I KNOW on SIMULATION · CAREER FOCUS: HOW TO USE COMPUTERS TO DO HELP MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

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Simulation in the future  

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Seven panelists, all simulation consultants, give their view of the future of simulation. There is some consistency in the views with four areas being mentioned by three of the panelists, and four areas being mentioned by two of the panelists. However, ...

Jerry Banks

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation detector spectrum simulator  

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A small battery operated nuclear spectrum simulator having a noise source nerates pulses with a Gaussian distribution of amplitudes. A switched dc bias circuit cooperating therewith generates several nominal amplitudes of such pulses and a spectral distribution of pulses that closely simulates the spectrum produced by a radiation source such as Americium 241.

Wolf, Michael A. (Los Alamos, NM); Crowell, John M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation detector spectrum simulator  

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A small battery operated nuclear spectrum simulator having a noise source generates pulses with a Gaussian distribution of amplitudes. A switched dc bias circuit cooperating therewith to generate several nominal amplitudes of such pulses and a spectral distribution of pulses that closely simulates the spectrum produced by a radiation source such as Americium 241.

Wolf, M.A.; Crowell, J.M.

1985-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based Analysis of HER Activation in Cells Co-Expressing EGFR, HER2 and HER3.  

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The HER/ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases drive critical responses in normal physiology and cancer, and the expression levels of the various HER receptors are critical determinants of clinical outcomes. HER activation is driven by the formation of various dimer complexes between members of this receptor family. The HER dimer types can have differential effects on downstream signaling and phenotypic outcomes. We constructed an integrated mathematical model of HER activation and trafficking to quantitatively link receptor expression levels to dimerization and activation. We parameterized the model with a comprehensive set of HER phosphorylation and abundance data collected in a panel of human mammary epithelial cells expressing varying levels of EGFR, HER2 and HER3. Although parameter estimation yielded multiple solutions, predictions for dimer phosphorylation were in agreement with each other. We validated the model using experiments where pertuzumab was used to block HER2 dimerization. We used the model to predict HER dimerization and activation patterns in a panel of epithelial cells lines with known HER expression levels. Simulations over the range of expression levels seen in various cell lines indicate that: i) EGFR phosphorylation is driven by HER1/1 and HER1/2 dimers, and not HER1/3 dimers, ii) HER1/2 and HER2/3 dimers both contribute significantly to HER2 activation with the EGFR expression level determining the relative importance of these species, and iii) the HER2/3 dimer is largely responsible for HER3 activation. The model can be used to predict phosphorylated dimer levels for any given HER expression profile. This information in turn can be used to quantify the potencies of the various HER dimers, and can potentially inform personalized therapeutic approaches.

Shankaran, Harish; Zhang, Yi; Tan, Yunbing; Resat, Haluk

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Using CORE Model-Based Systems Engineering Software to Support Program Management in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Project: Preprint  

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This paper describes how a model-based systems engineering software, CORE, is helping the U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Biomass Program assist with bringing biomass-derived biofuels to the market. This software tool provides information to guide informed decision-making as biomass-to-biofuels systems are advanced from concept to commercial adoption. It facilitates management and communication of program status by automatically generating custom reports, Gantt charts, and tables using the widely available programs of Microsoft Word, Project and Excel.

Riley, C.; Sandor, D.; Simpkins, P.

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rough surface reconstruction for ultrasonic NDE simulation  

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The reflection of ultrasound from rough surfaces is an important topic for the NDE of safety-critical components, such as pressure-containing components in power stations. The specular reflection from a rough surface of a defect is normally lower than it would be from a flat surface, so it is typical to apply a safety factor in order that justification cases for inspection planning are conservative. The study of the statistics of the rough surfaces that might be expected in candidate defects according to materials and loading, and the reflections from them, can be useful to develop arguments for realistic safety factors. This paper presents a study of real rough crack surfaces that are representative of the potential defects in pressure-containing power plant. Two-dimensional (area) values of the height of the roughness have been measured and their statistics analysed. Then a means to reconstruct model cases with similar statistics, so as to enable the creation of multiple realistic realizations of the surfaces, has been investigated, using random field theory. Rough surfaces are reconstructed, based on a real surface, and results for these two-dimensional descriptions of the original surface have been compared with those from the conventional model based on a one-dimensional correlation coefficient function. In addition, ultrasonic reflections from them are simulated using a finite element method.

Choi, Wonjae; Shi, Fan; Lowe, Michael J. S. [UK Research Centre in NDE, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Skelton, Elizabeth A.; Craster, Richard V. [Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

239

Computing Stuttering Simulations  

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Stuttering bisimulation is a well-known behavioural equivalence ... the next-time operator X. Correspondingly, the stuttering simulation preorder induces a coarser behavioural equivalence ... -time X and globally...

Francesco Ranzato; Francesco Tapparo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

BISEN: Biochemical Simulation Environment  

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......how to use MATLAB to generate...265 lines of MATLAB code compute...networks. In Chemical Biophysics...of Cellular Processes. (2008...Supplementary Data 1 - pdf file BISEN: Biochemical Simulation Environment...systems in the MATLAB computing......

J. Vanlier; F. Wu; F. Qi; K. C. Vinnakota; Y. Han; R. K. Dash; F. Yang; D. A. Beard

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Modeling & Simulation publications  

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Modeling & Simulation » Modeling & Simulation » Modeling & Simulation Publications Modeling & Simulation publications Research into alternative forms of energy, especially energy security, is one of the major national security imperatives of this century. Get Expertise David Harradine Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Email Josh Smith Chemistry Email The inherent knowledge of transformation has beguiled sorcerers and scientists alike. D.A. Horner, F. Lambert, J.D. Kress, and L.A. Collins, "Transport properties of lithium hydride from quantum molecular dynamics and orbital-free molecular dynamics," Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 80(2) (2009). J.D. Kress, D.A. Horner, and L.A. Collins, "Mixing rules for optical and transport properties of warm, dense matter," AIP Conference Proceedings 1195, 931-934 (2009).

242

Applied large eddy simulation  

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...2971-2983. doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0303 . Audio Supplement Audio Supplement Audio files from the Applied large eddy simulation...fidelity. | Whittle Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

A restructurable logic simulator  

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elements were strictly binary and time was uniformly quantized. Interconnection information was used to confine simulation effort to active portions of the )ogic network. Delay was modeled with an event scheduling scheme, where logic state transitions... I7. g). Logic )evels become voltages and state transitions become transient responses. The circuit simulators include the effects of numerous parameters in their device models, and then generate their answers by numerically solving systems...

Ledford, Gordon Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

244

Some Aspects of Simulator Design  

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...Article Some Aspects of Simulator Design J. M. Dempsey Panellit Ltd., Borehamwood, UK Certain aspects of simulator design are considered with particular reference to the Elliott Nuclear Power......

J. M. Dempsey

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Computer simulation | Open Energy Information  

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simulation Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Computer simulation Author wikipedia Published wikipedia, 2013 DOI Not Provided Check for...

246

Advanced Simulation Capability for  

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Simulation Capability for Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) ASCEM is being developed to provide a tool and approach to facilitate robust and standardized development of perfor- mance and risk assessments for cleanup and closure activi- ties throughout the EM complex. The ASCEM team is composed of scientists from eight National Laboratories. This team is leveraging Department of Energy (DOE) investments in basic science and applied research including high performance computing codes developed through the Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Advanced Simulation & Computing pro- grams as well as collaborating with the Offices of Science, Fossil Energy, and Nuclear Energy. Challenge Current groundwater and soil remediation challenges that will continue to be addressed in the next decade include

247

Simulation of LMFBR  

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The title of this session is taken to imply the system-wide thermohydraulic simulation of liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR). One is interested in predicting the temperatures, pressures, and the coolant flow rates throughout the entire plant including the reactor core, the primary and secondary sodium heat transport circuits, the steam generating system as well as other auxiliary circuits. Such a simulation is needed for (1) scoping studies (i.e., in the pre-design phase of a plant), (2) detailed design development, (3) the safety analysis (post-design development phase), and (4) the operator training and plant operation. This session emphasizes the simulation of LMFBRs for only two key categories of transients: operational disturbances or events and the post-shutdown heat removal.

Agrawal, A.K.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Object-oriented modelling and simulation for the ALFRED dynamics  

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Abstract In this paper, a control-oriented modelling and simulation tool for the study of the Advanced Lead-cooled Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (ALFRED) plant dynamics is presented. It has been developed in order to perform design-basis transient analyses aimed at providing essential feedbacks for the system design finalization. The simulator has been meant to be modular, open and efficient. In this perspective, an object-oriented modelling approach has been adopted, by employing the reliable, tested and well-documented Modelica language. Simulation of core behaviour is based on point kinetics for neutronics and one-dimensional heat transfer models for thermal-hydraulics, coherently with ALFRED specifications. An effort has been spent to model the bayonet-tube Steam Generator (SG) foreseen to be installed within the reactor vessel. The primary loop model has been built by connecting the above-mentioned components (taking into account suitable time delays) and by incorporating the cold pool, which has revealed to be fundamental for an accurate definition of the time constants characteristic of the system because of its large thermal inertia. The description of the overall plant has been finalized by connecting standard turbine, condenser and other components of the balance of plant. Afterwards, the reactor responses to three typical transient initiators have been simulated (i.e., reduction of feedwater mass flow rate, variation of the turbine admission valve coefficient and transient of overpower). Simulation outcomes confirm the strong coupling between core and SG, besides showing the characteristic time constants of the various component responses. Results of the present study constitute a starting point in the definition of plant control strategies, laying the basis for investigation and development of a model-based control-system design.

Roberto Ponciroli; Andrea Bigoni; Antonio Cammi; Stefano Lorenzi; Lelio Luzzi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Computing Stuttering Simulations  

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Stuttering bisimulation is a well-known behavioral equivalence that preserves CTL-X, namely CTL without the next-time operator X. Correspondingly, the stuttering simulation preorder induces a coarser behavioral equivalence that preserves the existential fragment ECTL-{X,G}, namely ECTL without the next-time X and globally G operators. While stuttering bisimulation equivalence can be computed by the well-known Groote and Vaandrager's [1990] algorithm, to the best of our knowledge, no algorithm for computing the stuttering simulation preorder and equivalence is available. This paper presents such an algorithm for finite state systems.

Ranzato, Francesco

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Advanced Simulation and Computing  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NA-ASC-117R-09-Vol.1-Rev.0 NA-ASC-117R-09-Vol.1-Rev.0 Advanced Simulation and Computing PROGRAM PLAN FY09 October 2008 ASC Focal Point Robert Meisner, Director DOE/NNSA NA-121.2 202-586-0908 Program Plan Focal Point for NA-121.2 Njema Frazier DOE/NNSA NA-121.2 202-586-5789 A Publication of the Office of Advanced Simulation & Computing, NNSA Defense Programs i Contents Executive Summary ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 I. Introduction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Realizing the Vision ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 The Future of the Nuclear Weapons Complex ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2

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A case study of condition based maintenance modelling based upon the oil analysis data of marine diesel engines using stochastic filtering  

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This paper presents a case study of condition based maintenance modelling based on measured metal concentrations observed in oil samples of a fleet of marine diesel engines. The decision model for optimising the replacement time of the diesel engines conditional on observed measurements is derived and applied to the case discussed. We described the datasets, which were cleaned and re-organised according to the need of the research. The residual time distribution required in the decision model was formulated using a technique called stochastic filtering. Procedures for model parameter estimation are constructed and discussed in detail. The residual life model presented has been fitted to the case data, and the modelling outputs are discussed.

Wenbin Wang; B. Hussin; Tim Jefferis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Visualizing Gyrokinetic Simulations  

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The continuing advancement of plasma science is central to realizing fusion as an inexpensive and safe energy source. Gryokinetic simulations of plasmas are fundamental to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion plasma. This paper discusses ... Keywords: graphics hardware, non-rectilinear mesh, plasma physics, scientific visualization, texture methods, volume visualization

David Crawford; Kwan-Liu Ma; Min-Yu Huang; Scott Klasky; Stephane Ethier

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Introduction. Biomolecular simulation  

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...Chemical bonding is a quantum mechanical phenomenon...account the essential quantum mechanics (QM) are...enzyme reaction involves quantum tunnelling, an area...simulation promises in future to provide exciting new...machines such as biological motors and pumps. This themed...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Enabling immersive simulation.  

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The object of the 'Enabling Immersive Simulation for Complex Systems Analysis and Training' LDRD has been to research, design, and engineer a capability to develop simulations which (1) provide a rich, immersive interface for participation by real humans (exploiting existing high-performance game-engine technology wherever possible), and (2) can leverage Sandia's substantial investment in high-fidelity physical and cognitive models implemented in the Umbra simulation framework. We report here on these efforts. First, we describe the integration of Sandia's Umbra modular simulation framework with the open-source Delta3D game engine. Next, we report on Umbra's integration with Sandia's Cognitive Foundry, specifically to provide for learning behaviors for 'virtual teammates' directly from observed human behavior. Finally, we describe the integration of Delta3D with the ABL behavior engine, and report on research into establishing the theoretical framework that will be required to make use of tools like ABL to scale up to increasingly rich and realistic virtual characters.

McCoy, Josh (University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA); Mateas, Michael (University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA); Hart, Derek H.; Whetzel, Jonathan; Basilico, Justin Derrick; Glickman, Matthew R.; Abbott, Robert G.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

ClimateSimulation Biogeochemistry  

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to sequester further CO2 emissions. Chlorophyll concentration from an eddy-resolving POP simulation with full ability of the ocean to sequester further CO2 emissions. Chlorophyll concentration from an eddy release and the future ability of the ocean to sequester further CO2 emissions. Chlorophyll concentration

256

FASTBUS simulation tools  

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A generalized model of a FASTBUS master is presented. The model is used with simulation tools to aid in the specification, design, and production of FASTBUS slave modules. The model provides a mechanism to interact with the electrical schematics and software models to predict performance. The model is written in the IEEE std 1076-1987 hardware description language VHDL. A model of the ATC logic is also presented. VHDL was chosen to provide portability to various platforms and simulation tools. The models, in conjunction with most commercially available simulators, will perform all of the transactions specified in IEEE std 960-1989. The models may be used to study the behavior of electrical schematics and other software models and detect violations of the FASTBUS protocol. For example, a hardware design of a slave module could be studied, protocol violations detected and corrected before committing money to prototype development. The master model accepts a stream of high level commands from an ASCII file to initiate FASTBUS transactions. The high level command language is based on the FASTBUS standard routines listed in IEEE std 1177-1989. Using this standard-based command language to direct the model of the master, hardware engineers can simulate FASTBUS transactions in the language used by physicists and programmers to operate FASTBUS systems. 15 refs., 6 figs.

Dean, T.D. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States)); Haney, M.J. (Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (United States))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Simulation standards: a framework for standard modular simulation  

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The primary reason for building manufacturing simulations is to provide support tools that aid the manufacturing decision-making process. Simulations are typically a part of a case study commissioned by manufacturing management to address a particular ...

Charles McLean; Swee Leong

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Simulation for ARPI and the Air Campaign Simulator Scott Anderson  

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' #12;Simulation for ARPI and the Air Campaign Simulator Paul Cohen Scott Anderson David Westbrook will be satis ed, and so forth. Nevertheless, such evaluation is critical to a sci- enti c understanding of how

Southern California, University of

259

Model Based Rankings of Schools  

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and occupation). Groningen: Tjeenk Willink. Raudenbush, S.schools in the city of Groningen, it turns out that indeedschools in the city of Groningen in 1959. This is the same

Jan de Leeuw

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Model-Based Reasoning: Troubleshooting  

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To determine why something has stopped working, it is useful to know how it was supposed to work in the first place. That simple observation underlies some of the considerable interest generated in recent years on the topic ...

Davis, Randall

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Risk Analysis and Simulation  

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Analysis and Simulation Analysis and Simulation for Geologic Storage of CO 2 BEST PRACTICES for: 2013 Revised Edition Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The

262

Implicit Large Eddy Simulation  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Implicit Implicit Large Eddy Simulation (ILES) for High Reynolds Number Flows Len Margolin Applied Physics Division Los Alamos National Laboratory Collaborators: 1. Bill Rider (LANL) 2. Piotr Smolarkiewicz (NCAR) 3. Andrzej Wysogrodski (NCAR) 4. Fernando Grinstein (NRL) len@lanl.gov 1 Implicit Large Eddy Simulation Outline: * What is ILES? * What are its advantages? * Historical perspective * Why does it work? * Some examples len@lanl.gov 2 What is ILES ILES is the direct application of a fluid solver to a high Reynolds number fluid flow with no explicit turbulence model. · The truncation terms of the algorithm serve as an effective model of the effects of the unresolved scales. · Fluid solvers based on Nonoscillatory Finite Volume (NFV) approximations work effectively for ILES. · Fluid solvers based on pseudospectral methods, leapfrog methods, advective form methods, etc. do not work

263

PEBBLES Mechanics Simulation Speedup  

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

Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

The Simulation Intranet Architecture  

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The Simdarion Infranet (S1) is a term which is being used to dcscribc one element of a multidisciplinary distributed and distance computing initiative known as DisCom2 at Sandia National Laboratory (http ct al. 1998). The Simulation Intranet is an architecture for satisfying Sandia's long term goal of providing an end- to-end set of scrviccs for high fidelity full physics simu- lations in a high performance, distributed, and distance computing environment. The Intranet Architecture group was formed to apply current distributed object technologies to this problcm. For the hardware architec- tures and software models involved with the current simulation process, a CORBA-based architecture is best suited to meet Sandia's needs. This paper presents the initial desi-a and implementation of this Intranct based on a three-tier Network Computing Architecture(NCA). The major parts of the architecture include: the Web Cli- ent, the Business Objects, and Data Persistence.

Holmes, V.P.; Linebarger, J.M.; Miller, D.J.; Vandewart, R.L.

1998-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

265

SATCOM constellation power simulation  

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Three basic variables directly impact the power and energy generated by the SATCOM satellite constellation and its individual Space Vehicles (SVs). They are (1) telecommunications traffic patterns, (2) network resource management controllables, and (3) system hardware and software performance. This power simulation has verified the robustness of the telecommunications architecture. It has validated the onboard resource allocation process from an SV and network level power and energy perspective. The analyses have led to development of operational procedures that prevent SV node outages, and maximize network telecommunication traffic capacity. The program objective is to optimize overall system operation, availability and quality of service. Achieving this goal requires a thorough understanding of the Electrical Power Subsystem and its interfaces. The EPS simulation model analyzes network level performance by evaluating requirement compliance in the expected operating environments. Specifically, the simulation tool evaluates different design approaches and network operational strategies from a power and energy perspective. As a result, optimal load management solutions will be implemented both on-board the SV and via ground station directed resource allocation strategies.

Capulli, J.; Badke, B.; Davis, G. [Motorola, Chandler, AZ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

266

COLLABORATIVE: FUSION SIMULATION PROGRAM  

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New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, participated in the ���¢��������Fusion Simulation Program (FSP) Planning Activities���¢������� [http://www.pppl.gov/fsp], with C.S. Chang as the institutional PI. FSP���¢��������s mission was to enable scientific discovery of important new plasma phenomena with associated understanding that emerges only upon integration. This requires developing a predictive integrated simulation capability for magnetically-confined fusion plasmas that are properly validated against experiments in regimes relevant for producing practical fusion energy. Specific institutional goal of the New York University was to participate in the planning of the edge integrated simulation, with emphasis on the usage of large scale HPCs, in connection with the SciDAC CPES project which the PI was leading. New York University successfully completed its mission by participating in the various planning activities, including the edge physics integration, the edge science drivers, and the mathematical verification. The activity resulted in the combined report that can be found in http://www.pppl.gov/fsp/Overview.html. Participation and presentations as part of this project are listed in a separation file.

Chang, Choong Seock

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

267

Simulation of the strong interaction  

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...Issue New science from high-performance computing organized by Richard Catlow...lattice qcd|simulation|high-performance computing|quark masses|b physics...lattice QCD; simulation; high-performance computing; quark masses; B physics...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Auto-segmentation of normal and target structures in head and neck CT images: A feature-driven model-based approach  

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Purpose: Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) allows greater control over dose distribution, which leads to a decrease in radiation related toxicity. IMRT, however, requires precise and accurate delineation of the organs at risk and target volumes. Manual delineation is tedious and suffers from both interobserver and intraobserver variability. State of the art auto-segmentation methods are either atlas-based, model-based or hybrid however, robust fully automated segmentation is often difficult due to the insufficient discriminative information provided by standard medical imaging modalities for certain tissue types. In this paper, the authors present a fully automated hybrid approach which combines deformable registration with the model-based approach to accurately segment normal and target tissues from head and neck CT images. Methods: The segmentation process starts by using an average atlas to reliably identify salient landmarks in the patient image. The relationship between these landmarks and the reference dataset serves to guide a deformable registration algorithm, which allows for a close initialization of a set of organ-specific deformable models in the patient image, ensuring their robust adaptation to the boundaries of the structures. Finally, the models are automatically fine adjusted by our boundary refinement approach which attempts to model the uncertainty in model adaptation using a probabilistic mask. This uncertainty is subsequently resolved by voxel classification based on local low-level organ-specific features. Results: To quantitatively evaluate the method, they auto-segment several organs at risk and target tissues from 10 head and neck CT images. They compare the segmentations to the manual delineations outlined by the expert. The evaluation is carried out by estimating two common quantitative measures on 10 datasets: volume overlap fraction or the Dice similarity coefficient (DSC), and a geometrical metric, the median symmetric Hausdorff distance (HD), which is evaluated slice-wise. They achieve an average overlap of 93% for the mandible, 91% for the brainstem, 83% for the parotids, 83% for the submandibular glands, and 74% for the lymph node levels. Conclusions: Our automated segmentation framework is able to segment anatomy in the head and neck region with high accuracy within a clinically-acceptable segmentation time.

Qazi, Arish A.; Pekar, Vladimir; Kim, John; Xie, Jason; Breen, Stephen L.; Jaffray, David A. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada); Philips Research North America, Markham, Ontario L6C 2S3 (Canada); Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

269

Simulation Modeling of Estuarine Ecosystems  

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A simulation model has been developed of Galveston Bay, Texas ecosystem. Secondary productivity measured by harvestable species...

Robert W. Johnson

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

December 2003 SIMULATION NEWS EUROPE  

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Simulating High Energy Ball Mills using Discrete Events ­ page 3 Transport Logistics Study Discrete Event, CP, C10, C11, C15 11 Comparison Solutions Comparisons of Modelling and Simulation Techniques Europe, comparisons on simulation techniques Editor-in-Chief: Felix Breitenecker, TU Vienna - ARGESIM, c

Kuzmanov, Georgi

271

Plasma theory and simulation research  

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Our research group uses both theory and simulation as tools in order to increase the understanding of instabilities, heating, diffusion, transport and other phenomena in plasmas. We also work on the improvement of simulation, both theoretically and practically. Our focus has been more and more on the plasma edge (the sheath''), interactions with boundaries, leading to simulations of whole devices (someday a numerical tokamak).

Birdsall, C.K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Bio-threat microparticle simulants  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A bio-threat simulant that includes a carrier and DNA encapsulated in the carrier. Also a method of making a simulant including the steps of providing a carrier and encapsulating DNA in the carrier to produce the bio-threat simulant.

Farquar, George Roy; Leif, Roald

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

273

Computer Simulations of Protein Folding  

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CHAPTER 8 Computer Simulations of Protein Folding VIJAY S. PANDE , ERIC J. SORIN , CHRISTOPHER D, CA 94305, USA 8.1 Introduction: Goals and Challenges of Simulating Protein Folding Computer as well as recent applications of this methodology. 8.1.1 Simulating Protein Folding Proteins play

Sorin, Eric J.

274

THE COSMOGRID SIMULATION: STATISTICAL PROPERTIES OF SMALL DARK MATTER HALOS  

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We present the results of the ''Cosmogrid'' cosmological N-body simulation suites based on the concordance LCDM model. The Cosmogrid simulation was performed in a 30 Mpc box with 2048{sup 3} particles. The mass of each particle is 1.28 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} M{sub Sun }, which is sufficient to resolve ultra-faint dwarfs. We found that the halo mass function shows good agreement with the Sheth and Tormen fitting function down to {approx}10{sup 7} M{sub Sun }. We have analyzed the spherically averaged density profiles of the three most massive halos which are of galaxy group size and contain at least 170 million particles. The slopes of these density profiles become shallower than -1 at the innermost radius. We also find a clear correlation of halo concentration with mass. The mass dependence of the concentration parameter cannot be expressed by a single power law, however a simple model based on the Press-Schechter theory proposed by Navarro et al. gives reasonable agreement with this dependence. The spin parameter does not show a correlation with the halo mass. The probability distribution functions for both concentration and spin are well fitted by the log-normal distribution for halos with the masses larger than {approx}10{sup 8} M{sub Sun }. The subhalo abundance depends on the halo mass. Galaxy-sized halos have 50% more subhalos than {approx}10{sup 11} M{sub Sun} halos have.

Ishiyama, Tomoaki [Center for Computational Science, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 (Japan); Rieder, Steven; Portegies Zwart, Simon [Sterrewacht Leiden, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300-RA Leiden (Netherlands); Makino, Junichiro [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Groen, Derek [Centre for Computational Science, Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ (United Kingdom); Nitadori, Keigo [RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (Japan); De Laat, Cees [Section System and Network Engineering, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands); McMillan, Stephen [Department of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); Hiraki, Kei [Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo (Japan); Harfst, Stefan, E-mail: ishiyama@ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp [Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Technical University Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, D-10623 Berlin (Germany)

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

275

A hybrid power plant (Solar–Wind–Hydrogen) model based in artificial intelligence for a remote-housing application in Mexico  

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World fossil fuel reserve is expected to be exhausted in coming few decades. Therefore, the decentralization of energy production requires the design and integration of different energy sources and conversion technologies to meet the power demand for single remote housing applications in a sustainable way under various weather conditions. This work focuses on the integration of photovoltaic (PV) system, micro-wind turbine (WT), Polymeric Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEM-FC) stack and PEM water electrolyzer (PEM-WE), for a sustained power generation system (2.5 kW). The main contribution of this work is the hybridization of alternate energy sources with the hydrogen conversion systems using mid-term and short-term storage models based in artificial intelligence techniques built from experimental data (measurements obtained from the site of interest), this models allow to obtain better accuracy in performance prediction (PVMSE = 8.4%, PEM-FCMSE = 2.4%, PEM-WEMSE = 1.96%, GSRMSE = 7.9%, WTMSE = 14%) with a practical design and dynamic under intelligent control strategies to build an autonomous system.

A.U. Chávez-Ramírez; V. Vallejo-Becerra; J.C. Cruz; R. Ornelas; G. Orozco; R. Muñoz-Guerrero; L.G. Arriaga

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Simulating Cosmic Reionization  

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The Cosmic Dark Ages and the Epoch of Reionization constitute a crucial missing link in our understanding of the evolution of the intergalactic medium and the formation and evolution of galaxies. Due to the complex nature of this global process it is best studied through large-scale numerical simulations. This presents considerable computational challenges. The dominant contributors of ionizing radiation were dwarf galaxies. These tiny galaxies must be resolved in very large cosmological volumes in order to derive their clustering properties and the corresponding observational signatures correctly, which makes this one of the most challenging problems of numerical cosmology. We have recently performed the largest and most detailed simulations of the formation of early cosmological large-scale structures and their radiative feedback leading to cosmic reionization. This was achieved by running extremely large (up to 29 billion-particle) N-body simulations of the formation of the Cosmic Web, with enough particles and sufficient force resolution to resolve all the galactic halos with total masses larger than 10^8 Solar masses in computational volumes of up to (163 Mpc)^3. These results were then post-processed by propagating the ionizing radiation from all sources by using fast and accurate ray-tracing radiative transfer method. Both of our codes are parallelized using a combination of MPI and OpenMP and to this date have been run efficiently on up to 2048 cores (N-body) and up to 10000 cores (radiative transfer) on the newly-deployed Sun Constellation Linux Cluster at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. In this paper we describe our codes, parallelization strategies, scaling and some preliminary scientific results. (abridged)

Ilian T. Iliev; Paul R. Shapiro; Garrelt Mellema; Hugh Merz; Ue-Li Pen

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Simulation Program  

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Many others in the fusion energy and advanced scientific computing communities participated in the development of this plan. The core planning team is grateful for their important contributions. This summary is meant as a quick overview the Fusion Simulation Program's (FSP's) purpose and intentions. There are several additional documents referenced within this one and all are supplemental or flow down from this Program Plan. The overall science goal of the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Fusion Simulation Program (FSP) is to develop predictive simulation capability for magnetically confined fusion plasmas at an unprecedented level of integration and fidelity. This will directly support and enable effective U.S. participation in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research and the overall mission of delivering practical fusion energy. The FSP will address a rich set of scientific issues together with experimental programs, producing validated integrated physics results. This is very well aligned with the mission of the ITER Organization to coordinate with its members the integrated modeling and control of fusion plasmas, including benchmarking and validation activities. [1]. Initial FSP research will focus on two critical Integrated Science Application (ISA) areas: ISA1, the plasma edge; and ISA2, whole device modeling (WDM) including disruption avoidance. The first of these problems involves the narrow plasma boundary layer and its complex interactions with the plasma core and the surrounding material wall. The second requires development of a computationally tractable, but comprehensive model that describes all equilibrium and dynamic processes at a sufficient level of detail to provide useful prediction of the temporal evolution of fusion plasma experiments. The initial driver for the whole device model will be prediction and avoidance of discharge-terminating disruptions, especially at high performance, which are a critical impediment to successful operation of machines like ITER. If disruptions prove unable to be avoided, their associated dynamics and effects will be addressed in the next phase of the FSP.

Greenwald, Martin

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Unipolar arc simulation device  

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We describe a simple laboratory device for establishing a vacuum arc plasma discharge that can serve to simulate a unipolar arc. The technique makes use of a triggered vacuum arc plasma gun to generate a plasma plume that in turn causes breakdown of a secondary discharge. The device is in fact a secondary vacuum arc discharge that is triggered by a primary vacuum arc discharge, with some of the features of the secondary plasma discharge having similarities with a unipolar arc configuration. Here we describe the experimental setup and outline how the device can be used for some areas of unipolar arc materials research. [copyright] [ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.

Wang, S.G.; Brown, I.G. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEALING SIMULATED LEAKS  

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This report details the testing equipment, procedures and results performed under Task 7.2 Sealing Simulated Leaks. In terms of our ability to seal leaks identified in the technical topical report, Analysis of Current Field Data, we were 100% successful. In regards to maintaining seal integrity after pigging operations we achieved varying degrees of success. Internal Corrosion defects proved to be the most resistant to the effects of pigging while External Corrosion proved to be the least resistant. Overall, with limitations, pressure activated sealant technology would be a viable option under the right circumstances.

Michael A. Romano

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gyrokinetic large eddy simulations  

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The large eddy simulation approach is adapted to the study of plasma microturbulence in a fully three-dimensional gyrokinetic system. Ion temperature gradient driven turbulence is studied with the GENE code for both a standard resolution and a reduced resolution with a model for the sub-grid scale turbulence. A simple dissipative model for representing the effect of the sub-grid scales on the resolved scales is proposed and tested. Once calibrated, the model appears to be able to reproduce most of the features of the free energy spectra for various values of the ion temperature gradient.

Morel, P.; Navarro, A. Banon; Albrecht-Marc, M.; Carati, D. [Statistical and Plasma Physics Laboratory, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1050 (Belgium); Merz, F.; Goerler, T.; Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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1068 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS, VOL. 11, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2003 Equivalent-Circuit Interconnect Modeling Based on  

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-chip long interconnects that are represented as distributed RLC transmission lines. The proposed delay model transmission line model, equivalent circuit, interconnect modeling, passivity, transient simulation. I as distributed RLC transmission lines. Manuscript received December 3, 2002. This work was supported in part

Mazumder, Pinaki

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Tools to support a model-based methodology for emission/immission and benefit/cost/risk analysis of wastewater systems that considers uncertainty  

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This paper presents a set of tools developed to support an innovative methodology to design and upgrade wastewater treatment systems in a probabilistic way. For the first step, data reconstruction, two different tools were developed, one for situations ... Keywords: Cost-benefit analysis, Grid computing, Modelling and simulation, Risk, Software tools, Wastewater treatment plant design

Lorenzo Benedetti; Davide Bixio; Filip Claeys; Peter A. Vanrolleghem

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-space grids and the Octopus code as tools for the development of new simulation approaches for electronic systems  

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Real-space grids are a powerful alternative for the simulation of electronic systems. One of the main advantages of the approach is the flexibility and simplicity of working directly in real space where the different fields are discretized on a grid, combined with competitive numerical performance and great potential for parallelization. These properties constitute a great advantage at the time of implementing and testing new physical models. Based on our experience with the Octopus code, in this article we discuss how the real-space approach has allowed for the recent development of new ideas for the simulation of electronic systems. Among these applications are approaches to calculate response properties, modeling of photoemission, optimal control of quantum systems, simulation of plasmonic systems, and the exact solution of the Schr\\"odinger equation for low-dimensionality systems.

Andrade, Xavier; De Giovannini, Umberto; Larsen, Ask Hjorth; Oliveira, Micael J T; Alberdi-Rodriguez, Joseba; Varas, Alejandro; Theophilou, Iris; Helbig, Nicole; Verstraete, Matthieu; Stella, Lorenzo; Nogueira, Fernando; Aspuru-Guzik, Alán; Castro, Alberto; Marques, Miguel A L; Rubio, Ángel

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERM NFRC Simulation Manual  

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/ WINDOW 6.3 / WINDOW 6.3 NFRC Simulation Manual Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 2013 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,

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LSST beam simulator  

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It is always important to test new imagers for a mosaic camera before device acceptance and constructing the mosaic. This is particularly true of the LSST CCDs due to the fast beam illumination: at long wavelengths there can be significant beam divergence (defocus) inside the silicon because of the long absorption length for photons near the band gap. Moreover, realistic sky scenes need to be projected onto the CCD focal plane Thus, we need to design and build an f/1.2 re-imaging system. The system must simulate the entire LSST1 operation, including a sky with galaxies and stars with approximately black-body spectra superimposed on a spatially diffuse night sky emission with its complex spectral features.

J A Tyson; J Sasian; C Claver; G Muller; K Gilmor; M Klint

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic simulation of Odoo  

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Abstract The thermal habits of Odoo were examined and energy consumption data were also predicted. Special tests were performed for the time of the competition, and whole year was also analysed. The climatic data were of Madrid as the competition took place there. The modelling environment was MATLAB's Simulink with a built-in module of Simscape. It is for especially examining thermal behaviours. MATLAB itself is capable of solving differential equations by time, for this reason dynamic simulations can be performed. First the building structure was created, and then the heatflows affecting the internal temperature were added. In this paper detailed process of creating the model is presented, and some results are discussed, including some possibilities of further improvements.

Gábor Haas-Schnabel; Csaba Szikra

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental gaming simulation network  

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This paper describes the construction of an infrastructure for global peace gaming, in particular on the issue of environmental and sustainable development in Third World countries. The gaming is intended to train would-be decision-makers in crisis management, conflict resolution and negotiation techniques. Experience shows that the expertise necessary to participate in peace games does not exist in many parts of the world. To help educate future participants, and to promote the cause of peace by enhancing exchanges of education and joint research, the Global Systems Analysis and Simulation (GLOSAS) Project is attempting to create a global (electronic) university consortium. This paper provides a brief account of the steps taken over the past 12 years which have led to the development of the Global University now being organised to meet the challenge of global issues both today and in the 21st century.

Takeshi Utsumi; Philip S. Gang

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann Simulation Optimization  

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Boltzmann Boltzmann Simulation Optimization on Leading Multicore Platforms Selected as Best Paper in Application Track, IPDPS 2008, April 14-28, Miami, Florida, USA Samuel Williams † , Jonathan Carter , Leonid Oliker John Shalf , Katherine Yelick † CRD/NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720 † CS Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 {SWWilliams, JTCarter, LOliker, JShalf, KAYelick}@lbl.gov Abstract We present an auto-tuning approach to optimize ap- plication performance on emerging multicore architec- tures. The methodology extends the idea of search- based performance optimizations, popular in linear al- gebra and FFT libraries, to application-specific com- putational kernels. Our work applies this strategy to a lattice Boltzmann application (LBMHD) that histor- ically has made poor use of scalar microprocessors

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Molecular Loops in the Galactic Center: Evidence for Magnetic Flotation  

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...Fig. 2. Velocity-galactic longitude diagram toward loops 1 and 2 in J = 1 to 0 12 CO 2.6-mm (color...like a circle in the position-velocity diagram instead of the linear features we...Nondimensional magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) equations are solved numerically with...

Yasuo Fukui; Hiroaki Yamamoto; Motosuji Fujishita; Natsuko Kudo; Kazufumi Torii; Satoshi Nozawa; Kunio Takahashi; Ryoji Matsumoto; Mami Machida; Akiko Kawamura; Yoshinori Yonekura; Norikazu Mizuno; Toshikazu Onishi; Akira Mizuno

2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-detonable explosive simulators  

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A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules. 5 figs.

Simpson, R.L.; Pruneda, C.O.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-detonable explosive simulators  

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A simulator which is chemically equivalent to an explosive, but is not detonable. The simulator has particular use in the training of explosives detecting dogs and calibrating sensitive analytical instruments. The explosive simulants may be fabricated by different techniques, a first involves the use of standard slurry coatings to produce a material with a very high binder to explosive ratio without masking the explosive vapor, and the second involves coating inert beads with thin layers of explosive molecules.

Simpson, Randall L. (Livermore, CA); Pruneda, Cesar O. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical simulation of energy dissipation in asymmetric heavy-ion induced fission of Pb200, Fr213, and Es251  

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The dynamical model based on the asymmetric mass division has been applied to calculate pre-scission neutron multiplicity from heavy-ion induced fusion-fission reactions. Links between the pre-scission neutron multiplicity, excitation energy, and asymmetric mass distribution are clarified based on the Monte Carlo simulation and Langevin dynamics. The pre-scission neutron multiplicity is calculated and compared with the respective experimental data over a wide range of excitation energy and nonconstant viscosity. The analysis indicates a different effect for the application of asymmetric mass division in different energy regions of such processes.

S. M. Mirfathi and M. R. Pahlavani

2008-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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MJO Simulation Diagnostics  

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The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) interacts with, and influences, a wide range of weather and climate phenomena (e.g., monsoons, ENSO, tropical storms, mid-latitude weather), and represents an important, and as yet unexploited, source of predictability at the subseasonal time scale. Despite the important role of the MJO in our climate and weather systems, current global circulation models (GCMs) exhibit considerable shortcomings in representing this phenomenon. These shortcomings have been documented in a number of multi-model comparison studies over the last decade. However, diagnosis of model performance has been challenging, and model progress has been difficult to track, due to the lack of a coherent and standardized set of MJO diagnostics. One of the chief objectives of the US CLIVAR MJO Working Group is the development of observation-based diagnostics for objectively evaluating global model simulations of the MJO in a consistent framework. Motivation for this activity is reviewed, and the intent and justification for a set of diagnostics is provided, along with specification for their calculation, and illustrations of their application. The diagnostics range from relatively simple analyses of variance and correlation, to more sophisticated space-time spectral and empirical orthogonal function analyses. These diagnostic techniques are used to detect MJO signals, to construct composite life-cycles, to identify associations of MJO activity with the mean state, and to describe interannual variability of the MJO.

Waliser, D; Sperber, K; Hendon, H; Kim, D; Maloney, E; Wheeler, M; Weickmann, K; Zhang, C; Donner, L; Gottschalck, J; Higgins, W; Kang, I; Legler, D; Moncrieff, M; Schubert, S; Stern, W; Vitart, F; Wang, B; Wang, W; Woolnough, S

2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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2, 209232, 2006 Simulation of  

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Seas, causing an expansion of sea ice that produces10 additional cooling. The consequenceCPD 2, 209­232, 2006 Simulation of Holocene cooling events H. Renssen et al. Title Page Abstract climate model simulation of Holocene cooling events: solar forcing triggers oceanic feedback H. Renssen1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Crowd modeling and simulation technologies  

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As a collective and highly dynamic social group, the human crowd is a fascinating phenomenon that has been frequently studied by experts from various areas. Recently, computer-based modeling and simulation technologies have emerged to support investigation ... Keywords: Crowd simulation, crowd dynamics, human behavior, multi-agent system

Suiping Zhou; Dan Chen; Wentong Cai; Linbo Luo; Malcolm Yoke Hean Low; Feng Tian; Victor Su-Han Tay; Darren Wee Sze Ong; Benjamin D. Hamilton

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MESOSCALE SIMULATIONS OF POWDER COMPACTION  

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Mesoscale 3D simulations of shock compaction of metal and ceramic powders have been performed with an Eulerian hydrocode GEODYN. The approach was validated by simulating a well-characterized shock compaction experiment of a porous ductile metal. Simulation results using the Steinberg material model and handbook values for solid 2024 aluminum showed good agreement with experimental compaction curves and wave profiles. Brittle ceramic materials are not as well studied as metals, so a simple material model for solid ceramic (tungsten carbide) has been calibrated to match experimental compaction curves. Direct simulations of gas gun experiments with ceramic powders have been performed and showed good agreement with experimental data. The numerical shock wave profile has same character and thickness as that measured experimentally using VISAR. The numerical results show reshock states above the single-shock Hugoniot line as observed in experiments. We found that for good quantitative agreement with experiments 3D simulations are essential.

Lomov, Ilya; Fujino, Don; Antoun, Tarabay; Liu, Benjamin [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P. O. Box 808, Livermore CA 94551 (United States)

2009-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - Modeling, Simulation & Software - Autonomie  

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Component-in-the-Loop Component-in-the-Loop To reduce development time and introduce technologies faster to the market, many companies have been turning more and more to Model Based Design. In Model Based Design, the development process centers around a system model, from requirements capture and design to implementation and test. Engineers can skip over a generation of system design processes on the basis of hand coding and use graphical models to design, analyze, and implement the software that determines machine performance and behavior. One of the steps of Model Based Design is Component-in-the-Loop. Engineers in Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Research have developed Component-in-the-Loop (CIL) systems and processes to evaluate the impact of vehicle energy management schemes, component control unit parameters, powertrain configurations on fuel and/or electrical consumption. Argonne has used the CIL for several components, including:

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Consideration of a ultracold neutron source in two-dimensional cylindrical geometry by taking simulated boundaries  

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A new idea to calculate ultracold neutron (UCN) production by using Monte Carlo simulation method to calculate the cold neutron (CN) flux and an analytical approach to calculate the UCN production from the simulated CN flux was given. A super-thermal source (UCN source) was modeled based on an arrangement of D{sub 2}O and solid D{sub 2} (sD{sub 2}). The D{sub 2}O was investigated as the neutron moderator, and sD{sub 2} as the converter. In order to determine the required parameters, a two-dimensional (2D) neutron balance equation written in Matlab was combined with the MCNPX simulation code. The 2D neutron-transport equation in cylindrical (? ? z) geometry was considered for 330 neutron energy groups in the sD{sub 2}. The 2D balance equation for UCN and CN was solved using simulated CN flux as boundary value. The UCN source dimensions were calculated for the development of the next UCN source. In the optimal condition, the UCN flux and the UCN production rate (averaged over the sD{sub 2} volume) equal to 6.79?×?10{sup 6} cm{sup ?2}s{sup ?1} and 2.20 ×10{sup 5} cm{sup ?3}s{sup ?1}, respectively.

Gheisari, R., E-mail: gheisari@pgu.ac.ir [Physics Department, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nuclear Energy Research Center, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Firoozabadi, M. M.; Mohammadi, H. [Department of Physics, University of Birjand, Birjand 97175 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Physics, University of Birjand, Birjand 97175 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

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A model-based understanding of solid-oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) for syngas production by H2O/CO2 co-electrolysis  

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Abstract High temperature co-electrolysis of H2O and CO2 offers a promising route for syngas (H2, CO) production via efficient use of heat and electricity. The performance of a SOEC during co-electrolysis is investigated by focusing on the interactions between transport processes and electrochemical parameters. Electrochemistry at the three-phase boundary is modeled by a modified Butler–Volmer approach that considers H2O electrolysis and CO2 electrolysis, individually, as electrochemically active charge transfer pathways. The model is independent of the geometrical structure. A 42-step elementary heterogeneous reaction mechanism for the thermo-catalytic chemistry in the fuel electrode, the dusty gas model (DGM) to account for multi-component diffusion through porous media, and a plug flow model for flow through the channels are used in the model. Two sets of experimental data are reproduced by the simulations, in order to deduce parameters of the electrochemical model. The influence of micro-structural properties, inlet cathode gas velocity, and temperature are discussed. Reaction flow analysis is performed, at OCV, to study methane production characteristics and kinetics during co-electrolysis. Simulations are carried out for configurations ranging from simple one-dimensional electrochemical button cells to quasi-two-dimensional co-flow planar cells, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the computational tool for performance and design optimization.

Vikram Menon; Qingxi Fu; Vinod M. Janardhanan; Olaf Deutschmann

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81 - 17190 of 26,764 results. 81 - 17190 of 26,764 results. Download CX-003559: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of a Model-Based Flotation Simulator CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 08/25/2010 Location(s): Blacksburg, Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-003559-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-003606: Categorical Exclusion Determination Lignocellulosic Biofuels from New Bioenergy Crops CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 08/25/2010 Location(s): College Station, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-003606-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-003607: Categorical Exclusion Determination Bringham City Hydro/Solar Generation Project

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31 - 10640 of 31,917 results. 31 - 10640 of 31,917 results. Download CX-003557: Categorical Exclusion Determination Developing a Novel Method of Cleaning and Dewatering Fine Coal CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/25/2010 Location(s): Blacksburg, Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-003557-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-003558: Categorical Exclusion Determination Surface Force Measurements Between Hydrophobic Surfaces CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/25/2010 Location(s): Blacksburg, Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-003558-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-003559: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of a Model-Based Flotation Simulator

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Report of the Task Group 186 on model-based dose calculation methods in brachytherapy beyond the TG-43 formalism: Current status and recommendations for clinical implementation  

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The charge of Task Group 186 (TG-186) is to provide guidance for early adopters of model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCAs) for brachytherapy (BT) dose calculations to ensure practice uniformity. Contrary to external beam radiotherapy, heterogeneity correction algorithms have only recently been made available to the BT community. Yet, BT dose calculation accuracy is highly dependent on scatter conditions and photoelectric effect cross-sections relative to water. In specific situations, differences between the current water-based BT dose calculation formalism (TG-43) and MBDCAs can lead to differences in calculated doses exceeding a factor of 10. MBDCAs raise three major issues that are not addressed by current guidance documents: (1) MBDCA calculated doses are sensitive to the dose specification medium, resulting in energy-dependent differences between dose calculated to water in a homogeneous water geometry (TG-43), dose calculated to the local medium in the heterogeneous medium, and the intermediate scenario of dose calculated to a small volume of water in the heterogeneous medium. (2) MBDCA doses are sensitive to voxel-by-voxel interaction cross sections. Neither conventional single-energy CT nor ICRU/ICRP tissue composition compilations provide useful guidance for the task of assigning interaction cross sections to each voxel. (3) Since each patient-source-applicator combination is unique, having reference data for each possible combination to benchmark MBDCAs is an impractical strategy. Hence, a new commissioning process is required. TG-186 addresses in detail the above issues through the literature review and provides explicit recommendations based on the current state of knowledge. TG-43-based dose prescription and dose calculation remain in effect, with MBDCA dose reporting performed in parallel when available. In using MBDCAs, it is recommended that the radiation transport should be performed in the heterogeneous medium and, at minimum, the dose to the local medium be reported along with the TG-43 calculated doses. Assignments of voxel-by-voxel cross sections represent a particular challenge. Electron density information is readily extracted from CT imaging, but cannot be used to distinguish between different materials having the same density. Therefore, a recommendation is made to use a number of standardized materials to maintain uniformity across institutions. Sensitivity analysis shows that this recommendation offers increased accuracy over TG-43. MBDCA commissioning will share commonalities with current TG-43-based systems, but in addition there will be algorithm-specific tasks. Two levels of commissioning are recommended: reproducing TG-43 dose parameters and testing the advanced capabilities of MBDCAs. For validation of heterogeneity and scatter conditions, MBDCAs should mimic the 3D dose distributions from reference virtual geometries. Potential changes in BT dose prescriptions and MBDCA limitations are discussed. When data required for full MBDCA implementation are insufficient, interim recommendations are made and potential areas of research are identified. Application of TG-186 guidance should retain practice uniformity in transitioning from the TG-43 to the MBDCA approach.

Beaulieu, Luc [Departement de Radio-Oncologie et Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de l'Universite Laval, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec, Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada) and Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Carlsson Tedgren, Asa [Department of Medical and Health Sciences (IMH), Radiation Physics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoeping University, SE-581 85 Linkoeping (Sweden) and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SE-171 16 Stockholm (Sweden); Carrier, Jean-Francois [Departement de radio-oncologie, CRCHUM, Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2L 4M1 (Canada) and Departement de physique, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada); and others

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The Xygra gun simulation tool.  

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Inductive electromagnetic launchers, or coilguns, use discrete solenoidal coils to accelerate a coaxial conductive armature. To date, Sandia has been using an internally developed code, SLINGSHOT, as a point-mass lumped circuit element simulation tool for modeling coilgun behavior for design and verification purposes. This code has shortcomings in terms of accurately modeling gun performance under stressful electromagnetic propulsion environments. To correct for these limitations, it was decided to attempt to closely couple two Sandia simulation codes, Xyce and ALEGRA, to develop a more rigorous simulation capability for demanding launch applications. This report summarizes the modifications made to each respective code and the path forward to completing interfacing between them.

Garasi, Christopher Joseph; Lamppa, Derek C.; Aubuchon, Matthew S.; Shirley, David Noyes; Robinson, Allen Conrad; Russo, Thomas V.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges in Merger Simulation Analysis  

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In this paper, we share our experience with merger simulations using a Random Coefficient Logit model on the demand side and assuming a static Bertrand game on the supply side. Drawing largely from our work in Knittel and ...

Knittel, Christopher Roland

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Adaptive Sampling in Hierarchical Simulation  

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We propose an adaptive sampling methodology for hierarchical multi-scale simulation. The method utilizes a moving kriging interpolation to significantly reduce the number of evaluations of finer-scale response functions to provide essential constitutive information to a coarser-scale simulation model. The underlying interpolation scheme is unstructured and adaptive to handle the transient nature of a simulation. To handle the dynamic construction and searching of a potentially large set of finer-scale response data, we employ a dynamic metric tree database. We study the performance of our adaptive sampling methodology for a two-level multi-scale model involving a coarse-scale finite element simulation and a finer-scale crystal plasticity based constitutive law.

Knap, J; Barton, N R; Hornung, R D; Arsenlis, A; Becker, R; Jefferson, D R

2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Recovery Steam Generator Simulation  

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The paper discusses the applications of Heat Recovery Steam Generator Simulation. Consultants, plant engineers and plant developers can evaluate the steam side performance of HRSGs and arrive at the optimum system which matches the needs...

Ganapathy, V.

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A Parallel Quantum Computer Simulator  

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A Quantum Computer is a new type of computer which can efficiently solve complex problems such as prime factorization. A quantum computer threatens the security of public key encryption systems because these systems rely on the fact that prime factorization is computationally difficult. Errors limit the effectiveness of quantum computers. Because of the exponential nature of quantum com puters, simulating the effect of errors on them requires a vast amount of processing and memory resources. In this paper we describe a parallel simulator which accesses the feasibility of quantum computers. We also derive and validate an analytical model of execution time for the simulator, which shows that parallel quantum computer simulation is very scalable.

Kevin M. Obenland; Alvin M. Despain

1998-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

308

Simulating Afterburn with LLNL Hydrocodes  

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Presented here is a working methodology for adapting a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) developed hydrocode, ALE3D, to simulate weapon damage effects when afterburn is a consideration in the blast propagation. Experiments have shown that afterburn is of great consequence in enclosed environments (i.e. bomb in tunnel scenario, penetrating conventional munition in a bunker, or satchel charge placed in a deep underground facility). This empirical energy deposition methodology simulates the anticipated addition of kinetic energy that has been demonstrated by experiment (Kuhl, et. al. 1998), without explicitly solving the chemistry, or resolving the mesh to capture small-scale vorticity. This effort is intended to complement the existing capability of either coupling ALE3D blast simulations with DYNA3D or performing fully coupled ALE3D simulations to predict building or component failure, for applications in National Security offensive strike planning as well as Homeland Defense infrastructure protection.

Daily, L D

2004-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

309

The simulation system SIMPLEX II  

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in the response of the model. Sensitivity analysis can determine regions of instability in the parameter range space and therefore point to parameters, which have to be estimated with increased care. Using a stochastic simulation model we will demonstrate how...

Schinagl, Josef Georg

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Terascale Simulation Tools and Technologies  

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We report the development of front tracking method as a simulation tool and technology for the computation on several important SciDAC and SciDAC associated applications. The progress includes the extraction of an independent software library from the front tracking code, conservative front tracking, applications of front tracking to the simulation of fusion pellet injection in a magnetically confined plasma, the study of a fuel injection jet, and the study of fluid chaotic mixing, among other problems.

Li, Xiaolin

2007-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

311

Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing  

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING A Thesis by JOSEPH BARNES WARNER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Maj or Subj ect...: Petroleum Engineering NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING A Thesis by JOSEPH BARNES WARNER Approved as to style and content by: S. A. Holditch (Chairman of Committee) D. D. Van Fleet (member) J. E. Russell (m be ) W. D. Von onten ( ead...

Warner, Joseph Barnes

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

312

Coupled fluid-structure interaction simulation of floating offshore wind turbines and waves: a large eddy simulation approach  

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We develop a computational framework for simulating the coupled interaction of complex floating structures with large-scale ocean waves and atmospheric turbulent winds. The near-field approach features a partitioned fluid-structure interaction model (FSI) combining the curvilinear immersed boundary (CURVIB) method of Borazjani and Sotiropoulos (J. Comput. Phys. 2008) and the two-phase flow level set formulation of Kang and Sotiropoulos (Adv. in Water Res. 2012) and is capable of solving complex free-surface flows interacting non-linearly with complex real life floating structures. The near-field solver is coupled with a large-scale wave and wind model based on the two-fluid approach of Yang and Shen (J. Comput. Phys. 2011) which integrates a viscous Navier-Stokes solver with undulatory boundaries for the motion of the air and an efficient potential-flow based wave solver. The large-scale turbulent wind is incorporated from the far-field solver to the near-field solver by feeding into the latter inlet boundary conditions. The wave field is incorporated to the near-field solver by using the pressure-forcing method of Guo and Shen (J. Comput. Phys. 2009) which has been appropriately adapted to the level set method. The algorithm for coupling the two codes has been validated for a variety of wave cases including a broadband spectrum showing excellent agreement when compared to theoretical results. Finally, the capabilities of the numerical framework are demonstrated by carrying out large eddy simulation (LES) of a floating wind turbine interacting with realistic ocean wind and wave conditions.

Antoni Calderer; Xin Guo; Lian Shen; Fotis Sotiropoulos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report  

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House Simulation House Simulation Protocols Report to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center

314

Sandia National Laboratories: Computational Modeling & Simulation  

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Simulated Wind Data for Wave Resource Characterization at US Test Sites On September 17, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable...

315

Compositional changes in heavy oil steamflood simulators.  

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??The numerical simulation of heavy oil steamfloods has generally been conducted assuming that the oil is non-volatile. Reservoir simulation has traditionally ignored compositional effect s… (more)

Lolley, Christopher Scott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

simulation-engineering | netl.doe.gov  

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Simulation Engineering Sensors & Controls Simulation Engineering High Performance Materials Innovative Energy Concepts Water Management R&D University Research CCSI NRAP Program...

317

Clot Busting Simulations Test Potential Stroke Treatment  

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Clot Busting Simulations Test Potential Stroke Treatment Clot Busting Simulations Test Potential Stroke Treatment September 24, 2013 | Tags: Biological and Environmental Research...

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Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

319

Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermal Desorption.  

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??Desorption is a process ubiquitous in phenomena involving surfaces. However, it has rarely been simulated on the molecular level. Molecular dynamics simulation can provide the… (more)

Becker, Kelly

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Verification and Validation of Simulation Model  

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Verification and Validation of Simulation Model 1 Verification and Validation 2 #12;Verification · Examples ­ simulation model: open networks with exponential interarrival time distribution and uniform

Shihada, Basem

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FiltrationinPorousMediaandIndustrialApplications(Cetraro,Italy1998),9-77,LectureNotesinMath.,1734,Springer,Berlin,2000 NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF RESERVOIR FLOW MODELS BASED ON  

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-oil model is commonly used to describe water injection. This model works well in simulating water flooding to the construction and analysis of large time step operator splitting algorithms for the numerical simulation. Reservoir Simulation. 8. Acknowledgement. 1. Introduction The flow in subsurface hydrology

Karlsen, Kenneth Hvistendahl

322

STEM HAADF Image Simulation of the Orthorhombic M1 Phase in the Mo-V-Nb-Te-O Propane Oxidation Catalyst  

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A full frozen phonon multislice simulation of high angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF STEM) images from the M1 phase of the Mo-V-Nb-Te-O propane oxidation catalyst has been performed by using the latest structural model obtained using the Rietveld method. Simulated contrast results are compared with experimental HAADF images. Good agreement is observed at ring sites, however significant thickness dependence is noticed at the linking sites. The remaining discrepancies between the model based on Rietveld refinement and image simulations indicate that the sampling of a small volume element in HAADF STEM and averaging elemental contributions of a disordered site in a crystal slab by using the virtual crystal approximation might be problematic, especially if there is preferential Mo/V ordering near the (001) surface.

D Blom; X Li; S Mitra; T Vogt; D Buttrey

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

323

LFSC - Linac Feedback Simulation Code  

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The computer program LFSC (Simulation Code>) is a numerical tool for simulation beam based feedback in high performance linacs. The code LFSC is based on the earlier version developed by a collective of authors at SLAC (L.Hendrickson, R. McEwen, T. Himel, H. Shoaee, S. Shah, P. Emma, P. Schultz) during 1990-2005. That code was successively used in simulation of SLC, TESLA, CLIC and NLC projects. It can simulate as pulse-to-pulse feedback on timescale corresponding to 5-100 Hz, as slower feedbacks, operating in the 0.1-1 Hz range in the Main Linac and Beam Delivery System. The code LFSC is running under Matlab for MS Windows operating system. It contains about 30,000 lines of source code in more than 260 subroutines. The code uses the LIAR ('Linear Accelerator Research code') for particle tracking under ground motion and technical noise perturbations. It uses the Guinea Pig code to simulate the luminosity performance. A set of input files includes the lattice description (XSIF format), and plane text files with numerical parameters, wake fields, ground motion data etc. The Matlab environment provides a flexible system for graphical output.

Ivanov, Valentin; /Fermilab

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Stochastic models: theory and simulation.  

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Many problems in applied science and engineering involve physical phenomena that behave randomly in time and/or space. Examples are diverse and include turbulent flow over an aircraft wing, Earth climatology, material microstructure, and the financial markets. Mathematical models for these random phenomena are referred to as stochastic processes and/or random fields, and Monte Carlo simulation is the only general-purpose tool for solving problems of this type. The use of Monte Carlo simulation requires methods and algorithms to generate samples of the appropriate stochastic model; these samples then become inputs and/or boundary conditions to established deterministic simulation codes. While numerous algorithms and tools currently exist to generate samples of simple random variables and vectors, no cohesive simulation tool yet exists for generating samples of stochastic processes and/or random fields. There are two objectives of this report. First, we provide some theoretical background on stochastic processes and random fields that can be used to model phenomena that are random in space and/or time. Second, we provide simple algorithms that can be used to generate independent samples of general stochastic models. The theory and simulation of random variables and vectors is also reviewed for completeness.

Field, Richard V., Jr.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Mesoscale Simulations of Power Compaction  

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Mesoscale 3D simulations of metal and ceramic powder compaction in shock waves have been performed with an Eulerian hydrocode GEODYN. The approach was validated by simulating shock compaction of porous well-characterized ductile metal using Steinberg material model. Results of the simulations with handbook values for parameters of solid 2024 aluminum have good agreement with experimental compaction curves and wave profiles. Brittle ceramic materials are not so well studied as metals, so material model for ceramic (tungsten carbide) has been fitted to shock compression experiments of non-porous samples and further calibrated to match experimental compaction curves. Direct simulations of gas gun experiments with ceramic powder have been performed and showed good agreement with experimental data. Numerical shock wave profile has same character and thickness as measured with VISAR. Numerical results show reshock states above the single-shock Hugoniot line also observed in experiments. They found that to receive good quantitative agreement with experiment it is essential to perform 3D simulations.

Lomov, I; Fujino, D; Antoun, T; Liu, B

2009-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

326

Radiation in molecular dynamic simulations  

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Hot dense radiative (HDR) plasmas common to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and stellar interiors have high temperature (a few hundred eV to tens of keV), high density (tens to hundreds of g/cc) and high pressure (hundreds of Megabars to thousands of Gigabars). Typically, such plasmas undergo collisional, radiative, atomic and possibly thermonuclear processes. In order to describe HDR plasmas, computational physicists in ICF and astrophysics use atomic-scale microphysical models implemented in various simulation codes. Experimental validation of the models used to describe HDR plasmas are difficult to perform. Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of the many-body interactions of plasmas is a promising approach to model validation but, previous work either relies on the collisionless approximation or ignores radiation. We present a new numerical simulation technique to address a currently unsolved problem: the extension of molecular dynamics to collisional plasmas including emission and absorption of radiation. The new technique passes a key test: it relaxes to a blackbody spectrum for a plasma in local thermodynamic equilibrium. This new tool also provides a method for assessing the accuracy of energy and momentum exchange models in hot dense plasmas. As an example, we simulate the evolution of non-equilibrium electron, ion, and radiation temperatures for a hydrogen plasma using the new molecular dynamics simulation capability.

Glosli, J; Graziani, F; More, R; Murillo, M; Streitz, F; Surh, M

2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

327

No-Arbitrage ROM simulation  

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Abstract Ledermann et al. (2011) propose random orthogonal matrix (ROM) simulation for generating multivariate samples matching means and covariances exactly. Its computational efficiency compared to standard Monte Carlo methods makes it an interesting alternative. In this paper we enhance this method?s attractiveness by focusing on applications in finance. Many financial applications require simulated asset returns to be free of arbitrage opportunities. We analytically derive no-arbitrage bounds for expected excess returns to be used in the context of ROM simulation, and we establish the theoretical relation between the number of states (i.e., the sample size) and the size of (no-)arbitrage regions. Based on these results, we present a No-Arbitrage ROM simulation algorithm, which generates arbitrage-free random samples by purposefully rotating a simplex. Hence, the proposed algorithm completely avoids any need for checking samples for arbitrage. Compared to the alternative of (potentially frequent) re-sampling followed by arbitrage checks, it is considerably more efficient. As a by-product, we provide interesting geometrical insights into affine transformations associated with the No-Arbitrage ROM simulation algorithm.

Alois Geyer; Michael Hanke; Alex Weissensteiner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Science-Based Simulation Model of Human Performance for Human Reliability Analysis  

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Human reliability analysis (HRA), a component of an integrated probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), is the means by which the human contribution to risk is assessed, both qualitatively and quantitatively. However, among the literally dozens of HRA methods that have been developed, most cannot fully model and quantify the types of errors that occurred at Three Mile Island. Furthermore, all of the methods lack a solid empirical basis, relying heavily on expert judgment or empirical results derived in non-reactor domains. Finally, all of the methods are essentially static, and are thus unable to capture the dynamics of an accident in progress. The objective of this work is to begin exploring a dynamic simulation approach to HRA, one whose models have a basis in psychological theories of human performance, and whose quantitative estimates have an empirical basis. This paper highlights a plan to formalize collaboration among the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Maryland, and The Ohio State University (OSU) to continue development of a simulation model initially formulated at the University of Maryland. Initial work will focus on enhancing the underlying human performance models with the most recent psychological research, and on planning follow-on studies to establish an empirical basis for the model, based on simulator experiments to be carried out at the INL and at the OSU.

Dana L. Kelly; Ronald L. Boring; Ali Mosleh; Carol Smidts

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

A simulation model of a chassis dynamometer: model development and cycles application  

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An appropriate chassis dynamometer simulation of an actual vehicle road load is essential if a realistic emissions assessment is to be obtained. This requires a full understanding of the effects of actual road load parameters and the factors associated with their determination, as well as an accurate model to predict the dynamometer dissipated power at each vehicle speed of the testing cycle. In this study, details of the model which predicts the performance of an emissions testing facility are described. The model, based on a combination of fundamental energy balance relations and calibration data, includes predictions of the dissipated energy of the system's main components. This energy is mainly attributed to friction rubbing between mating parts and pumping losses. A quadratic least square fit for dissipated torque measured at different steady-speed calibration tests is provided, and the physical meaning of each term is discussed. Employing the lumped thermal capacitance method, the subsystems' temperature profiles are predicted. The developed model is made to simulate the dynamometer's performance during selected driving test cycles. Cycles are categorised as either being actual or synthesised after an evaluation of their events. A scale of fourteen parameters has been used to characterise each of the selected test cycles. Results of the simulation are pesented, which include the total energy consumed, flywheel wall shear losses, power absorber blower pumping work, the rubbing losses of the dynamometer main components, and predictions of the temperature history for each subsystem. The effect of the tested vehicle weight on the dynamometer's performance is also investigated.

Yasser M. Yacoub; Reda M. Bata; Donald W. Lyons

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment  

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An overview of Idaho National Laboratory's MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment

Gaston, Derek

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

331

MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment  

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An overview of Idaho National Laboratory's MOOSE: Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment

Gaston, Derek

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

332

Visualization of Fuel Cell Simulations Niklas Rober  

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Simulation einer Brennstoffzelle. Dieser Datensatz ist ausserdem multimodal und besteht aus 5 Skalaren und

Zhang, Richard "Hao"

333

Modeling Asphaltene Precipitation in Reservoir Simulation  

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The primary goal of this study was to simulate the effects of asphaltene precipitation on miscible-gas flooding. ... We simulated three different cases to investigate the effect of asphaltene precipitation on oil production for different rock fabrics. ... (7) The simplified algorithm for asphaltene precipitation gives simulation results in agreement with simulations using the pseudo-multiphase algorithm and saves significant computational time. ...

Xiangjun Qin; Peng Wang; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Gary A. Pope

2000-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

334

Simulation Model Driven Engineering for Manufacturing Cell  

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Simulation Model Driven Engineering for Manufacturing Cell Hironori Hibino1 , Toshihiro Inukai2 Abstract. In our research, the simulation model driven engineering for manufacturing cell (SMDE on the simulation model and to extend the range of control applications and simulation applications using the PC

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

335

Special nuclear material simulation device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for simulating special nuclear material is provided. The apparatus typically contains a small quantity of special nuclear material (SNM) in a configuration that simulates a much larger quantity of SNM. Generally the apparatus includes a spherical shell that is formed from an alloy containing a small quantity of highly enriched uranium. Also typically provided is a core of depleted uranium. A spacer, typically aluminum, may be used to separate the depleted uranium from the shell of uranium alloy. A cladding, typically made of titanium, is provided to seal the source. Methods are provided to simulate SNM for testing radiation monitoring portals. Typically the methods use at least one primary SNM spectral line and exclude at least one secondary SNM spectral line.

Leckey, John H.; DeMint, Amy; Gooch, Jack; Hawk, Todd; Pickett, Chris A.; Blessinger, Chris; York, Robbie L.

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

336

Lattice Simulations and Infrared Conformality  

DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

We examine several recent lattice-simulation data sets, asking whether they are consistent with infrared conformality. We observe, in particular, that for an SU(3) gauge theory with 12 Dirac fermions in the fundamental representation, recent simulation data can be described assuming infrared conformality. Lattice simulations include a fermion mass m which is then extrapolated to zero, and we note that this data can be fit by a small-m expansion, allowing a controlled extrapolation. We also note that the conformal hypothesis does not work well for two theories that are known or expected to be confining and chirally broken, and that it does work well for another theory expected to be infrared conformal.

Appelquist, Thomas; Fleming, George T.; Lin, Meifeng; Neil, Ethan T.; Schaich, David A.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

A Simbol-X Event Simulator  

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The ASI Science Data Center (ASDC) has developed an X-ray event simulator to support users (and team members) in simulation of data taken with the two cameras on board the Simbol-X X-Ray Telescope. The Simbol-X simulator is very fast and flexible, compared to ray-tracing simulator. These properties make our simulator advantageous to support the user in planning proposals and comparing real data with the theoretical expectations and for a quick detection of unexpected features. We present here the simulator outline and a few examples of simulated data.

Puccetti, S.; Giommi, P. [ASI Science data Center, via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati (Italy); Fiore, F. [INAF-OAR, via Frascati 33, Monteporzio, I-00040 (Italy)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

338

Simulation of jets at colliders  

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Abstract We review the development of the physics behind event generators during the last decade. After a more general description of parton showers, we focus mostly on the perturbative side of the simulations. Two newer developments of parton showers, as implemented in herwig++, are described in greater detail. Matching and merging of parton showers with fixed order computations are discussed. We describe some developments of multiple partonic interactions which are relevant for the simulation of jets from the underlying event, where the implementation in herwig++  is again taken as a generic example. Finally, we compare some event generator results to collider data from LEP and the LHC.

Stefan Gieseke

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

CFD Simulation of Riser VIV  

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jsjj , ?? ??? ? +?= m DB s?2 , 1=C , Eq. (13) is simplified as 0** 2 =++ CGBGA , and the amplification factor G is given by: A ACBBG 2 42 2,1 ???= . 17 For the special case of 0=sD and 0=w (i.e., Tj = const), the present... OF TABLES .................................................................................................... xx CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW............................ 1 II VIV SIMULATION TECHNIQUES...

Huang, Zhiming

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

340

Modeling Molecular Dynamics from Simulations  

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Many important processes in biology occur at the molecular scale. A detailed understanding of these processes can lead to significant advances in the medical and life sciences. For example, many diseases are caused by protein aggregation or misfolding. One approach to studying these systems is to use physically-based computational simulations to model the interactions and movement of the molecules. While molecular simulations are computationally expensive, it is now possible to simulate many independent molecular dynamics trajectories in a parallel fashion by using super- or distributed- computing methods such as Folding@Home or Blue Gene. The analysis of these large, high-dimensional data sets presents new computational challenges. In this seminar, I will discuss a novel approach to analyzing large ensembles of molecular dynamics trajectories to generate a compact model of the dynamics. This model groups conformations into discrete states and describes the dynamics as Markovian, or history-independent, transitions between the states. I will discuss why the Markovian state model (MSM) is suitable for macromolecular dynamics, and how it can be used to answer many interesting and relevant questions about the molecular system. I will also discuss many of the computational and statistical challenges in building such a model, such as how to appropriately cluster conformations, determine the statistical reliability, and efficiently design new simulations.

Hinrichs, Nina Singhal (University of Chicago) [University of Chicago

2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation transport calculations and simulations  

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......obtain with good accuracy. The water content can affect critically...has a density variable with atmospheric pressure. In general, these...uniform pseudo-random number generator. ACM T. Model. Comput...Muraro S., Sala P. R. Atmospheric muon simulation using the......

A. Fassò; A. Ferrari; P. R. Sala

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Quantum simulation I. M. Georgescu  

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, and therefore, would be easier to construct. A number of quantum systems such as neutral atoms, ions, polar, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Doha, Qatar Franco Nori CEMS, high-energy physics, atomic physics, quantum chemistry, and cosmology. Quantum simulation could

Nori, Franco

343

An advanced fuel cell simulator  

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of Fuel Cells ...................... 4 D. Fuel Cell Power Plant ..................... 4 E. Challenges in Fuel Cell Development ............ 5 F. Previous Work ......................... 6 G. Solar Array Simulators .................... 8 H. Battery... ............................. 54 28 Under-voltage Fault ........................... 55 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION The depleting fossil fuel resources and increasing pollution are leading to the research and development of alternate energy generation techniques like fuel cells...

Acharya, Prabha Ramchandra

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Xyce parallel electronic simulator design.  

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This document is the Xyce Circuit Simulator developer guide. Xyce has been designed from the 'ground up' to be a SPICE-compatible, distributed memory parallel circuit simulator. While it is in many respects a research code, Xyce is intended to be a production simulator. As such, having software quality engineering (SQE) procedures in place to insure a high level of code quality and robustness are essential. Version control, issue tracking customer support, C++ style guildlines and the Xyce release process are all described. The Xyce Parallel Electronic Simulator has been under development at Sandia since 1999. Historically, Xyce has mostly been funded by ASC, the original focus of Xyce development has primarily been related to circuits for nuclear weapons. However, this has not been the only focus and it is expected that the project will diversify. Like many ASC projects, Xyce is a group development effort, which involves a number of researchers, engineers, scientists, mathmaticians and computer scientists. In addition to diversity of background, it is to be expected on long term projects for there to be a certain amount of staff turnover, as people move on to different projects. As a result, it is very important that the project maintain high software quality standards. The point of this document is to formally document a number of the software quality practices followed by the Xyce team in one place. Also, it is hoped that this document will be a good source of information for new developers.

Thornquist, Heidi K.; Rankin, Eric Lamont; Mei, Ting; Schiek, Richard Louis; Keiter, Eric Richard; Russo, Thomas V.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Using HLA and Grid for Distributed Multiscale Simulations  

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) and hydro dynamics (simulation of collisions - in micro scale). Combining simulations of different scale

Amsterdam, Universiteit van

346

Predictive Simulation | Department of Energy  

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Predictive Predictive Simulation Predictive Simulation Empirical To First Principle Models Computing tools currently used in nuclear industry and regulatory practice are based primarily on empirical math models to approximate, or fit, existing experimental data. Many have a pedigree reaching back to the 1970s and 1980s and were designed to support decision making and evaluate everything from behavior of individual fuel pellets to severe accident scenarios for an entire power plant. Programs like SAPHIRE, FRAPCON, RELAP5, and MELCOR are just a few examples of current computing tools used in the regulation and operation of nuclear power plants. While these conventional tools have been updated for today's technology, they still suffer from limitations of their original

347

NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF CHROMOSPHERIC MICROFLARES  

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With gravity, ionization, and radiation being considered, we perform 2.5 dimensional (2.5D) compressible resistive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of chromospheric magnetic reconnection using the CIP-MOCCT scheme. The temperature distribution of the quiet-Sun atmospheric model VALC and the helium abundance (10%) are adopted. Our 2.5D MHD simulation reproduces qualitatively the temperature enhancement observed in chromospheric microflares. The temperature enhancement DELTAT is demonstrated to be sensitive to the background magnetic field, whereas the total evolution time DELTAt is sensitive to the magnitude of the anomalous resistivity. Moreover, we found a scaling law, which is described as DELTAT/DELTAt {approx} n{sub H} {sup -1.5} B {sup 2.1}eta{sub 0} {sup 0.88}. Our results also indicate that the velocity of the upward jet is much greater than that of the downward jet, and the X-point may move up or down.

Jiang, R. L.; Fang, C.; Chen, P. F., E-mail: fangc@nju.edu.c [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2010-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

348

Simulation Research Group, LBNL, USA  

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* T. Hong () Simulation Research Group, LBNL, USA e-mail: thong@lbl.gov Building Energy Benchmarking between the United States and China: Methods and Challenges Tianzhen Hong 1,* , Le Yang 2 , Jianjun Xia 2 , Wei Feng 1 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA 2 Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China Abstract. Currently, buildings in the U.S. account for more than 40% of total primary energy. In China the

349

Simulated Distillation for Biofuel Analysis  

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Simulated Distillation for Biofuel Analysis ... SimDis therefore can easily be used to classifiy novel biofuels, for example, also bidodiesel made of algae or novel oilseed, regarding boiling characteristics and quality. ... and potential of biofuels in the transport sector including types of biofuel, feedstocks and technologies and some of the possible socio-economic, environmental and political implications of the widespread use of biofuels in our society. ...

Christine Bachler; Sigurd Schober; Martin Mittelbach

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

350

Modeling and Simulation for Safeguards  

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The purpose of this talk is to give an overview of the role of modeling and simulation in Safeguards R&D and introduce you to (some of) the tools used. Some definitions are: (1) Modeling - the representation, often mathematical, of a process, concept, or operation of a system, often implemented by a computer program; (2) Simulation - the representation of the behavior or characteristics of one system through the use of another system, especially a computer program designed for the purpose; and (3) Safeguards - the timely detection of diversion of significant quantities of nuclear material. The role of modeling and simulation are: (1) Calculate amounts of material (plant modeling); (2) Calculate signatures of nuclear material etc. (source terms); and (3) Detector performance (radiation transport and detection). Plant modeling software (e.g. FACSIM) gives the flows and amount of material stored at all parts of the process. In safeguards this allow us to calculate the expected uncertainty of the mass and evaluate the expected MUF. We can determine the measurement accuracy required to achieve a certain performance.

Swinhoe, Martyn T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

351

Simulation of Urban Climate with High-Resolution WRF Model: A Case Study in Nanjing, China  

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In this study, urban climate in Nanjing of eastern China is simulated using 1-km resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model coupled with a single-layer Urban Canopy Model. Based on the 10-summer simulation results from 2000 to 2009 we find that the WRF model is capable of capturing the high-resolution features of urban climate over Nanjing area. Although WRF underestimates the total precipitation amount, the model performs well in simulating the surface air temperature, relative humidity, and precipitation frequency, diurnal cycle and inter-annual variability. We find that extremely hot events occur most frequently in urban area, with daily maximum (minimum) temperature exceeding 36ºC (28ºC) in around 40% (32%) of days. Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect at surface is more evident during nighttime than daytime, with 20% of cases the UHI intensity above 2.5ºC at night. However, The UHI affects the vertical structure of Planet Boundary Layer (PBL) more deeply during daytime than nighttime. Net gain for latent heat and net radiation is larger over urban than rural surface during daytime. Correspondingly, net loss of sensible heat and ground heat are larger over urban surface resulting from warmer urban skin. Because of different diurnal characteristics of urban-rural differences in the latent heat, ground heat and other energy fluxes, the near surface UHI intensity exhibits a very complex diurnal feature. UHI effect is stronger in days with less cloud or lower wind speed. Model results reveal a larger precipitation frequency over urban area, mainly contributed by the light rain events (<10 mm day-1). Consistent with satellite dataset, around 10-20% more precipitation occurs in urban than rural area at afternoon induced by more unstable urban PBL, which induces a strong vertical atmospheric mixing and upward moisture transport. A significant enhancement of precipitation is found in the downwind region of urban in our simulations in the afternoon.

Yang, Ben; Zhang, Yaocun; Qian, Yun

2012-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

352

Lattice Boltzmann simulations of complex fluids  

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......research-article Articles Lattice Boltzmann simulations of complex fluids...OX1 3NP, UK We discuss how lattice Boltzmann simulations can be used to model...binary and lamellar fluids. lattice Boltzmann|complex fluids|shear flow......

J. M. YEOMANS; ALEXANDER J. WAGNER

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Simulating control of the ankle joint  

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Computing environments such as Matlab that are conventionally used to simulate dynamics of rigid body systems can be used to model interactions between the system and its environment. However, creating these simulations ...

Vasquez, Rebecca (Rebecca Ann)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Robot Paintings Evolved Using Simulated Robots  

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We describe our efforts to evolve robot paintings using simulated robots. Our evolutionary framework considers only the initial positions and initial directions of the simulated robots. Our fitness functions d...

Gary Greenfield

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Muon Simulation at the Daya Bay SIte  

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Muon simulation at the Daya Bay site Guan Mengyun ? Caowe simulated the underground muon background at the Daya Baysite. To get the sea-level muon ?ux parameteri- zation, a

Mengyun, Guan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Interactive physically-based cloud simulation  

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computational fluid solver. This allows us to simulate the complex air motion that contributes to cloud formation in our atmosphere. Among the natural processes that we simulate are buoyancy, relative humidity, and condensation. Because we have built...

Overby, Derek Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

357

Computer simulation of neutron capture therapy.  

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Analytical methods are developed to simulate on a large digital computer the production and use of reactor neutron beams f or boron capture therapy of brain tumors. The simulation accounts for radiation dose distributions ...

Olson, Arne Peter

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Computer simulation of neutron capture therapy  

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Analytical methods are developed to simulate on a large digital computer the production and use of reactor neutron beams f or boron capture therapy of brain tumors. The simulation accounts for radiation dose distributions ...

Olson, Arne Peter

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Comprehensive Simulation Framework for Power System Operation  

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The Electric Power and Communication Synchronizing Simulator (EPOCHS) [13, 14...] has been the first approach to combine simulators for power system and communication networks. Here, the authors connected the two...

Sven Christian Müller; Hanno Georg…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Parameters Identification for Motorcycle Simulator's Platform Characterization  

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Parameters Identification for Motorcycle Simulator's Platform Characterization L. Nehaoua H modeling and parameters identification of a motorcycle simulator's platform. This model begins with some (cars and motorcycles) is possible by taking in care some characteristics of land vehicles. Indeed

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361

Simulating Complex Window Systems using BSDF Data  

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Daylighting, Design tools and methods INTRODUCTION Simulations enable designers and engineers to evaluate and select the best available window solutions

Konstantoglou, Maria

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Modellierung und Simulation der Direktverdampfung in Absorberrohren  

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Modelling and simulation of direct steam generation in the absorber tubes of solar thermal power plants vonModellierung und Simulation der Direktverdampfung in Absorberrohren solarthermischer Kraftwerke Verwendung des WENO Schemas. Zur Simulation wird die numerische L¨osung in einer Software unter C++ umgesetzt

Ábrahám, Erika

363

Simulation and Formal Analysis of Visual Attention  

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a simulation model for visual attention is discussed and formally analysed. The model is part of the design of the situation in the field. A case study is described in which the model is used to simulate a human subject these specifications. Keywords: Visual attention, ambient intelligence, cognitive modeling, simulation, philosophical

Treur, Jan

364

Comparing Aerodynamic Models for Numerical Simulation of  

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Comparing Aerodynamic Models for Numerical Simulation of Dynamics and Control of Aircraft and simulation of aircraft, yet other aerodynamics models exist that can provide more accurate results for certain simulations without a large increase in computational time. In this paper, sev- eral aerodynamics

Peraire, Jaime

365

Simulation levels of detail for plant motion  

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and determine the allowable error in the simulation of branch motion. This allows us to choose the appropriate simulation level of detail and we provide smooth transitions from level to level. Our level of detail approach affects only the simulation parameters...

Beaudoin, Jacob Michael

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

366

Collaborative use & design of interactive simulations  

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Interactive simulations hold great potential as a communication vehicle capable of improving the usefulness of technology in education. While some benefit can be gained by simply using pre-built simulations, learners benefit most from designing all or ... Keywords: agents & intelligent systems, collaboration, end-user programming, interactive simulations, multimedia, use vs. design

Alexander Repenning; Andri Ioannidou; Jonathan Phillips

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

September 23, 2011 Simulation for the Masses  

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does "leisure science" need simulation? Friday, September 23, 2011 #12;September 23, 2011 Uses networks Why does science need simulation? Friday, September 23, 2011 #12;September 23, 2011 UsesSeptember 23, 2011 Simulation for the Masses L. Felipe Perrone http

Perrone, Luiz Felipe

368

Simulation Technologies for Health Sciences Curriculum  

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In this paper we discuss the main elements of an approach to teach simulation discipline in a small university with an interdisciplinary specialization in pharmaceutics, biology, health sciences, and computer science which are combined into a health ... Keywords: Simulation, education, health science curriculum, interdisciplinary approach, problem-solving skills reinforcement, simulation technology

Anatoly Kurkovsky

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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Overtime is a common phenomenon around the world. Overtime drives both internal heat gains from occupants, lighting and plug-loads, and HVAC operation during overtime periods. Overtime leads to longer occupancy hours and extended operation of building services systems beyond normal working hours, thus overtime impacts total building energy use. Current literature lacks methods to model overtime occupancy because overtime is stochastic in nature and varies by individual occupants and by time. To address this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a new stochastic model based on the statistical analysis of measured overtime occupancy data from an office building. A binomial distribution is used to represent the total number of occupants working overtime, while an exponential distribution is used to represent the duration of overtime periods. The overtime model is used to generate overtime occupancy schedules as an input to the energy model of a second office building. The measured and simulated cooling energy use during the overtime period is compared in order to validate the overtime model. A hybrid approach to energy model calibration is proposed and tested, which combines ASHRAE Guideline 14 for the calibration of the energy model during normal working hours, and a proposed KS test for the calibration of the energy model during overtime. The developed stochastic overtime model and the hybrid calibration approach can be used in building energy simulations to improve the accuracy of results, and better understand the characteristics of overtime in office buildings.

Sun, Kaiyu; Yan , Da; Hong , Tianzhen; Guo, Siyue

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

370

A Review of Direct Numerical Simulations of Astrophysical Detonations and Their Implications  

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Multi-dimensional direct numerical simulations (DNS) of astrophysical detonations in degenerate matter have revealed that the nuclear burning is typically characterized by cellular structure caused by transverse instabilities in the detonation front. Type Ia supernova modelers often use one- dimensional DNS of detonations as inputs or constraints for their whole star simulations. While these one-dimensional studies are useful tools, the true nature of the detonation is multi-dimensional. The multi-dimensional structure of the burning influences the speed, stability, and the composition of the detonation and its burning products, and therefore, could have an impact on the spectra of Type Ia supernovae. Considerable effort has been expended modeling Type Ia supernovae at densities above 1 107 g cm 3 where the complexities of turbulent burning dominate the flame propagation. However, most full star models turn the nuclear burning schemes off when the density falls below 1 107 g cm 3 and distributed burning begins. The deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) is believed to occur at just these densities and consequently they are the densities important for studying the properties of the subsequent detonation. This work will review the status of DNS studies of detonations and their possible implications for Type Ia supernova models. It will cover the development of Detonation theory from the first simple Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) detonation models to the current models based on the time-dependent, compressible, reactive flow Euler equations of fluid dynamics.

Parete-Koon, Suzanne T [ORNL; Messer, Bronson [ORNL; Smith, Chris R [ORNL; Papatheodore, Thomas L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Systems Modeling, Simulation and Material Operating Requirements for Chemical Hydride Based Hydrogen Storage  

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Research on ammonia borane (AB, NH3BH3) has shown it to be a promising material for chemical hydride based hydrogen storage. AB was selected by DOE's Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence (HSECoE) as the initial chemical hydride of study because of its high hydrogen storage capacity (up to 19.6% by weight for the release of {approx}2.5 molar equivalents of hydrogen gas) and its stability under typical ambient conditions. A new systems concept based on augers, ballast tank, hydrogen heat exchanger and H2 burner was designed and implemented in simulation. In this design, the chemical hydride material was assumed to produce H2 on the augers itself, thus minimizing the size of ballast tank and reactor. One dimensional models based on conservation of mass, species and energy were used to predict important state variables such as reactant and product concentrations, temperatures of various components, flow rates, along with pressure, in various components of the storage system. Various subsystem components in the models were coded as C language S-functions and implemented in Matlab/Simulink environment. The control variable AB (or alane) flow rate was determined through a simple expression based on the ballast tank pressure, H2 demand from the fuel cell and hydrogen production from AB (or alane) in the reactor. System simulation results for solid AB, liquid AB and alane for both steady state and transient drive cycle cases indicate the usefulness of the model for further analysis and prototype development.

Devarakonda, Maruthi N.; Brooks, Kriston P.; Ronnebro, Ewa; Rassat, Scot D.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Software Architecture for Object-Oriented Simulation Modeling and Simulation Environments  

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Software Architecture for Object-Oriented Simulation Modeling and Simulation Environments: Case been a steady migration towards object-oriented modeling and simulation environments. There exist many issues besides use of a modeling and simulation approach and an object-oriented programming language

373

Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America  

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middle), nested America. IPR simulation (bottom). TheSTD simulation (middle), nested IPR simulation (bottom). Thesimulation; Right panel: IPR nested-grid Fig. 3. Scatter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) | Department of...  

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

ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) It describes the tool ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) which enables...

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Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) |  

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

Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) ASCEM is being developed to provide a tool and approach to facilitate robust and standardized development of performance and risk assessments for cleanup and closure activities throughout the EM complex. The ASCEM team is composed of scientists from eight National Laboratories. This team is leveraging Department of Energy (DOE) investments in basic science and applied research including high performance computing codes developed through the Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Advanced Simulation & Computing programs as well as collaborating with the Offices of Science,

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Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Focus Area: Economic Development, Vehicles Phase: Create a Vision Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.transportation.anl.gov/modeling_simulation/PSAT/autonomie.html OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Autonomie[1] Rapidly evaluate new powertrain and propulsion technologies for improving fuel economy through virtual design and analysis in a math-based simulation environment. Argonne has developed a new tool, called Autonomie, to accelerate the

377

Simulation of Radon Transport in Geothermal Reservoirs  

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Numerical simulation of radon transport is a useful adjunct in the study of radon as an in situ tracer of hydrodynamic and thermodynamic numerical model has been developed to assist in the interpretation of field experiments. The model simulates transient response of radon concentration in wellhead geofluid as a function of prevailing reservoir conditions. The radon simulation model has been used to simulate radon concentration response during production drawdown and two flowrate transient tests in vapor-dominated systems. Comparison of model simulation with experimental data from field tests provides insight in the analysis of reservoir phenomena such as propagation of boiling fronts, and estimates of reservoir properties of porosity and permeability thickness.

Semprini, Lewis; Kruger, Paul

1983-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

Development of an Improved Permeability Modification Simulator  

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This report describes the development of an improved permeability modification simulator performed jointly by BDM Petroleum Technologies and Schlumberger Dowell under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Energy. The improved simulator was developed by modifying NIPER's PC-GEL permeability modification simulator to include a radial model, a thermal energy equation, a wellbore simulator, and a fully implicit time-stepping option. The temperature-dependent gelation kinetics of a delayed gel system (DGS) is also included in the simulator.

Gao, H.W.; Elphnick, J.

1999-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

379

Advanced Modeling & Simulation | Department of Energy  

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Advanced Modeling & Simulation Advanced Modeling & Simulation Advanced Modeling & Simulation Advanced Modeling & Simulation ADVANCING THE STATE OF THE ART Innovation advances science. Historically, innovation resulted almost exclusively from fundamental theories combined with observation and experimentation over time. With advancements in engineering, computing power and visualization tools, scientists from all disciplines are gaining insights into physical systems in ways not possible with traditional approaches alone. Modeling and simulation has a long history with researchers and scientists exploring nuclear energy technologies. In fact, the existing fleet of currently operating reactors was licensed with computational tools that were produced or initiated in the 1970s. Researchers and scientists in

380

Simulations of pulsar wind formation  

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We present initial results of the first self-consistent numerical model of the outer magnetosphere of a pulsar. By using the relativistic ``particle-in-cell'' method with special boundary conditions to represent plasma dynamics in 3D, we are able to follow magnetospheric plasma through the light cylinder into the wind zone for arbitrary magnetic inclination angles. For aligned rotators we confirm the ``disk-dome'' charge-separated structure of the magnetosphere and find that this configuration is unstable to a 3D nonaxisymmetric diocotron instability. This instability allows plasma to move across the field lines and approach the corotating Goldreich-Julian solution within several rotation periods. For oblique rotators formation of the spiral ``striped wind'' in the equatorial direction is demonstrated and the acceleration of the wind and its magnetization is discussed. We find that the wind properties vary with stellar latitude; however, whether injection conditions at the pulsar are responsible for the observed jet-equator geometry of Crab and Vela is currently under investigation. We also comment on the electrodynamics of the simulated magnetospheres, their current closure, and future simulations.

Anatoly Spitkovsky; Jonathan Arons

2002-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulated nuclear reactor fuel assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for electrically simulating a nuclear reactor fuel assembly. It includes a heater assembly having a top end and a bottom end and a plurality of concentric heater tubes having electrical circuitry connected to a power source, and radially spaced from each other. An outer target tube and an inner target tube is concentric with the heater tubes and with each other, and the outer target tube surrounds and is radially spaced from the heater tubes. The inner target tube is surrounded by and radially spaced from the heater tubes and outer target tube. The top of the assembly is generally open to allow for the electrical power connection to the heater tubes, and the bottom of the assembly includes means for completing the electrical circuitry in the heater tubes to provide electrical resistance heating to simulate the power profile in a nuclear reactor. The embedded conductor elements in each heater tube is split into two halves for a substantial portion of its length and provided with electrical isolation such that each half of the conductor is joined at one end and is not joined at the other end.

Berta, V.T.

1993-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

382

Stochastic model for computer simulation of the number of cancer cells and lymphocytes in homogeneous sections of cancer tumors  

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We deal with a small enough tumor section to consider it homogeneous, such that populations of lymphocytes and cancer cells are independent of spatial coordinates. A stochastic model based in one step processes is developed to take into account natural birth and death rates. Other rates are also introduced to consider medical treatment: natural birth rate of lymphocytes and cancer cells; induced death rate of cancer cells due to self-competition, and other ones caused by the activated lymphocytes acting on cancer cells. Additionally, a death rate of cancer cells due to induced apoptosis is considered. Weakness due to the advance of sickness is considered by introducing a lymphocytes death rate proportional to proliferation of cancer cells. Simulation is developed considering different combinations of the parameters and its values, so that several strategies are taken into account to study the effect of anti-angiogenic drugs as well the self-competition between cancer cells. Immune response, with the presence ...

Castellanos-Moreno, Arnulfo; Corella-Madueño, Adalberto; Gutiérrez-López, Sergio; Rosas-Burgos, Rodrigo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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Traditional building simulation programs possess attributes that make them difficult to use for the design and analysis of building energy and control systems and for the support of model-based research and development of systems that may not already be implemented in these programs. This article presents characteristic features of such applications, and it shows how equation-based object-oriented modelling can meet requirements that arise in such applications. Next, the implementation of an open-source component model library for building energy systems is presented. The library has been developed using the equation-based object-oriented Modelica modelling language. Technical challenges of modelling and simulating such systems are discussed. Research needs are presented to make this technology accessible to user groups that have more stringent requirements with respect to the numerical robustness of simulation than a research community may have. Two examples are presented in which models from the here described library were used. The first example describes the design of a controller for a nonlinear model of a heating coil using model reduction and frequency domain analysis. The second example describes the tuning of control parameters for a static pressure reset controller of a variable air volume flow system. The tuning has been done by solving a non-convex optimization problem that minimizes fan energy subject to state constraints.

Wetter, Michael

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

384

Optimal Model-Based Production Planning  

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Hydrotreatment Gasoline blending Distillate blending Gas oil blending Cat Crack CDU crude1 crude2 butane Fuel gas Premium Reg. Distillate GO Treated Residuum SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Residuum backoutletCDUfrontoutletCDUfeedfeedCDUoutlet bbFaF ,,,,, * ++= #12

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

385

Optimal Model-Based Production Planning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hydrotreatment Gasoline blending Distillate blending Gas oil blending Cat Crack CDU crude1 crude2 butane Fuel gas Premium Reg. Distillate GO Treated Residuum SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Feedstock Heavy Naphtha 13 9 Refinery Production Fuel Gas 13 17 LPG 18 20 Light Naphtha 6 6 Premium Gasoline

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

386

Optimal Model-Based Production Planning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Gasoline blending Distillate blending Gas oil blending Cat Crack CDU crude1 crude2 butane Fuel gas Premium 17 LPG 18 20 Light Naphtha 6 6 Premium Gasoline 20 20 Reg. Gasoline 80 92 Gas Oil 163 170 Fuel Oil Reg. Distillate Treated Residuum SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Residuum

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

387

Optimal Model-Based Production Planning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hydrotreatment Gasoline blending Distillate blending Gas oil blending Cat Crack CDU crude1 crude2 butane Fuel gas Premium Reg. Distillate GO Treated Residuum SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Residuum #12;7 Complexity of CDU CDU depends on steam stripping

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

388

Optimal Model-Based Production Planning for  

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Statement Cat Ref Hydrotreatment Gasoline blending Distillate blending Gas oil blending Cat Crack CDU crude1 and simplicity Taxes, 20% Dist. & Marketin g, 9% Refining, 18.10% Crude, 53% 2005 Retail Gasoline Price crude2 butane Fuel gas Premium Reg. Distillate GO Treated Residuum SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

389

Optimal Model-Based Production Planning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hydrotreatment Gasoline blending Distillate blending Gas oil blending Cat Crack CDU crude1 crude2 butane Fuel gas Premium Reg. Distillate GO Treated Residuum SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR crude2 SR Fuel gas SR Naphtha SR Gasoline SR Distillate SR GO SR Residuum backoutlet

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

390

Model-based software component testing.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??[Truncated abstract] Software component testing (SCT) is a proven software engineering approach to evaluating, improving and demonstrating component reliability and quality for producing trusted software… (more)

Zheng, Weiqun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Model-Based Troubleshooting of Digital Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis describes a methodology, a representation, and an implemented program for troubleshooting digital circuit boards at roughly the level of expertise one might expect in a human novice. Existing methods for ...

Hamscher, Walter Charles

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Computing as model-based empirical science  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Is computer science a science? This question has been asked since the inception of the field in the 1940s. Computer Science is certainly a science in the sense of a mature body of knowledge, including systematic method and practice. Many in the field ... Keywords: abstraction, creative automata, modeling, virtual analog

Paul FIshwick

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Benchmarking ICRF simulations for ITER  

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

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

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

394

Simulation of Siberian tiger vocalization  

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The excised larynx of a Siberian tiger which died of natural causes was studied on a laboratory bench. Pressure?flow relations were determined as well as modes of vibration of the vocal pads. In addition CT scans of the animal were made available (from previous health examinations) which allowed the vocal?tract airway to be quantified. The larynx and vocal tract?data were then used to simulate the sound production of the animal. Results showed that multiple tissue modes are excited to produce a tiger roar and that the production is highly efficient for aerodynamic to acoustic energy conversion. Scaling factors for linear dimensions of the larynx and vocal tract are derived to compare the phonation of this large mammal to human phonation.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Simulation of Coal Ash Particle Deposition Experiments (Copyright 2011, American Chemical Society)  

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Existing experimental ash particle deposition measurements from the literature have been simulated using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) discrete phase model (DPM) Lagrangian particle tracking method and an existing ash particle deposition model based on the Johnson?Kendall?Roberts (JKR) theory, in the Fluent commercial CFD code. The experimental heating tube was developed to simulate ash temperature histories in a gasifier; ash-heating temperatures ranged from 1873 to 1573 K, spanning the ash-melting temperature. The present simulations used the realizable k?? turbulence model to compute the gas flow field and the heat transfer to a cooled steel particle impact probe and DPM particle tracking for the particle trajectories and temperatures. A user-defined function (UDF) was developed to describe particle sticking/rebounding and particle detachment on the impinged wall surface. Expressions for the ash particle Young’s modulus in the model, E, versus the particle temperature and diameter were developed by fitting to the E values that were required to match the experimental ash sticking efficiencies from several particle size cuts and ash-heating temperatures for a Japanese bituminous coal. A UDF that implemented the developed stiffness parameter equations was then used to predict the particle sticking efficiency, impact efficiency, and capture efficiency for the entire ash-heating temperature range. Frequency histogram comparisons of adhesion and rebound behavior by particle size between model and experiments showed good agreement for each of the four ash-heating temperatures. However, to apply the present particle deposition model to other coals, a similar validation process would be necessary to develop the effective Young’s modulus versus the particle diameter and temperature correlation for each new coal.

Ai, Weiguo; Kuhlman, John M

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

396

International symposium on fuel rod simulators: development and application  

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Separate abstracts are included for each of the papers presented concerning fuel rod simulator operation and performance; simulator design and evaluation; clad heated fuel rod simulators and fuel rod simulators for cladding investigations; fuel rod simulator components and inspection; and simulator analytical modeling. Ten papers have previously been input to the Energy Data Base.

McCulloch, R.W. (comp.)

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Emulation to simulate low resolution atmospheric data  

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Climate simulations require significant compute power, they are complex and therefore it is time consuming to simulate them. We have developed an emulator to simulate unknown climate datasets. The emulator uses stochastic collocation and multi-dimensional in- terpolation to simulate the datasets. We have used the emulator to determine various physical quantities such as temperature, short and long wave cloud forcing, zonal winds etc. The emulation gives results which are very close to those obtained by simulations. The emulator was tested on 2 degree atmospheric datasets. The work evaluates the pros and cons of evaluating the mean first and inter- polating and vice versa. To determine the physical quantities, we have assumed them to be a function of time, longitude, latitude and a random parameter. We have looked at parameters that govern high stable clouds, low stable clouds, timescale for convection etc. The emulator is especially useful as it requires negligible compute times when compared to the simulation itself.

Hebbur Venkata Subba Rao, Vishwas [ORNL; Archibald, Richard K [ORNL; Evans, Katherine J [ORNL

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Model Validation with Hybrid Dynamic Simulation  

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Abstract—Model validation has been one of the central topics in power engineering studies for years. As model validation aims at obtaining reasonable models to represent actual behavior of power system components, it has been essential to validate models against actual measurements or known benchmark behavior. System-wide model simulation results can be compared with actual recordings. However, it is difficult to construct a simulation case for a large power system such as the WECC system and to narrow down to problematic models in a large system. Hybrid dynamic simulation with its capability of injecting external signals into dynamic simulation enables rigorous comparison of measurements and simulation in a small subsystem of interest. This paper presents such a model validation methodology with hybrid dynamic simulation. Two application examples on generator and load model validation are presented to show the validity of this model validation methodology. This methodology is further extended for automatic model validation and dichotomous subsystem model validation.

Huang, Zhenyu; Kosterev, Dmitry; Guttromson, Ross T.; Nguyen, Tony B.

2006-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

399

Utility System Simulation: A Nonlinear Approach  

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UTILITY SYSTEM SIMULATION: A NONLINEAR APPROACH STEPHEN R. DELK, P.E. Owner The MESA Company The Woodlands, Texas ABSTRACT Computer simulation of plant utility systems allows an engineer to rapidly I) analyze operation changes, 2...) analyze design changes, and 3) optimize the steam/electric system for the lowest operating cost. MESA (Modular Energy System Analyzer) is a PC-based computer program that can be configured to accurately simulate plant utility systems. MESA uses a...

Delk, S. R.

400

Explosive simulants for testing explosive detection systems  

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Explosives simulants that include non-explosive components are disclosed that facilitate testing of equipment designed to remotely detect explosives. The simulants are non-explosive, non-hazardous materials that can be safely handled without any significant precautions. The simulants imitate real explosives in terms of mass density, effective atomic number, x-ray transmission properties, and physical form, including moldable plastics and emulsions/gels.

Kury, John W. (Danville, CA); Anderson, Brian L. (Lodi, CA)

1999-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Development and Characterization of Boehmite Component Simulant  

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According to Bechtel National Inc.’s (BNI’s) Test Specification 24590-PTF-TSP-RT-06-006, Rev 0, “Simulant Development to Support the Development and Demonstration of Leaching and Ultrafiltration Pretreatment Processes,” simulants for boehmite, gibbsite, and filtration are to be developed that can be used in subsequent bench and integrated testing of the leaching/filtration processes. These simulants will then be used to demonstrate the leaching process and to help refine processing conditions that may impact safety basis considerations (Smith 2006). This report documents the results of the boehmite simulant development.

Russell, Renee L.; Peterson, Reid A.; Smith, Harry D.; Rinehart, Donald E.; Aker, Pamela M.; Buck, Edgar C.

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

402

Improved Solvers for Advanced Engine Combustion Simulation  

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Volvo; multi-zone cycle simulation, OpenFOAM model development Bosch; High Performance Computing of HCCISI transition Delphi; direct injection GE Research; new...

403

Density Functional Theory (DFT) Simulated Annealing (SA)  

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. . . . . . . . 9 2009 #12;! " # $ % & - " # $ %' ! " # # $ % & # ( # " ) Density Functional Theory) % Lattice-Boltzmann (LBM) #12;! " # $ % & - " # $ %' ! " # # $ % & # ( # " ) Density Functional Theory (DFT;! " # $ % & - " # $ %' ! " # # $ % & # ( # " ) Density Functional Theory (DFT) Simulated Annealing (SA) Monte Carlo &$ ' ' (GCMC

404

Incorporating LCA tools in integrated simulation environments  

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and Meil, J. K. , "ATHENA™: An LCA Decision Support Tool -in the Proceedings. INCORPORATING LCA TOOLS IN INTEGRATEDof Energy. INCORPORATING LCA TOOLS IN INTEGRATED SIMULATION

Pal, Vineeta; Papamichael, Konstantinos; Bourassa, Norman; Loffeld, John J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Nuclear Systems Modeling, Simulation & Validation | Nuclear Science...  

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Research Areas Fuel Cycle Science & Technology Fusion Nuclear Science Isotope Development and Production Nuclear Security Science & Technology Nuclear Systems Modeling, Simulation...

406

Sandia National Laboratories: Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations...  

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Canal, Yakima Washington Sandia Publishes Five Reports on the Environmental Effects of Wave-Energy Converters Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations Provide Insight for Rotor...

407

Large-eddy simulations of scramjet engines.  

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??The main objective of this dissertation is to develop large-eddy simulation (LES) based computational tools for supersonic inlet and combustor design. In the recent past,… (more)

Koo, Heeseok

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

LLNL-CONF-555171 Simulation Tools  

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government or Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Simulation Tools for Modeling Thermal Spallation...

409

Simulations to save time, money, and lives  

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The Laboratory`s Conflict Simulation Laboratory (CSL) has been developing computerized programs to simulate combat and other conflicts since 1974. All branches of the military use these systems for training purposes and to prepare for operations as diverse as the 1989 invasion of Panama and peacekeeping in Somalia. The CSL is presently continuing development of the Joint Tactical Simulation (JTS) and recently began work on the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) program for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Army is still using the CSL`s first model, Janus.

Sackett, D.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF NANOPARTICLE INTERACTIONS.  

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??Molecular dynamics simulations using the Embedded Atom Method were performed to describe the interparticle behavior of two single crystal spherical nickel nanoparticles during compaction based… (more)

Stone, Tonya Williams

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Towards Industrial Strength Discrete Optimization via Simulation...  

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Towards Industrial Strength Discrete Optimization via Simulation: Multi-Fidelity Optimization and Data-Driven Robustness Event Sponsor: Mathematics and Computing Science - LANS...

412

MOOSE simulating nuclear reactor CRUD buildup  

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This simulation uses multiple physical models to show how the buildup of boron deposits on reactor fuel can affect performance and the reactor's power profile.

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2014-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

413

Dynameomics Database of Molecular Dynamics Simulations Project...  

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in determining protein behavior and function. Accomplishments: Over 11,000 protein folding simulations are now available in the world's largest public database of protein...

414

Sandia National Laboratories: Offshore Wind Energy Simulation...  

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Offshore Wind Energy Simulation Toolkit Sandia Vertical-Axis Wind-Turbine Research Presented at Science of Making Torque from Wind Conference On July 8, 2014, in Computational...

415

Dynamic Simulators | netl.doe.gov  

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to Develop Dynamic Simulators for Supercritical Pulverized Coal and Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants A screen shot of the new generic supercritical once-through...

416

Posters Comparison Between General Circulation Model Simulation...  

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triangulation interpolation. For the GCM simulation, the monthly mean surface latent heat flux is sampled at the grid points closest to the buoy sites, then interpolated the...

417

Multidimensional simulation and chemical kinetics development...  

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Developing chemical kinetic mechanisms and applying them to simulating engine combustion processes. deer09aceves.pdf More Documents & Publications Chemical Kinetic Research on...

418

Molecular dynamics simulation studies of electrolytes andelectrolyte...  

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Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. es40smith.pdf More Documents & Publications Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of...

419

Simulation-based scheduling for parcel consolidation terminals: a comparison of iterative improvement and simulated annealing  

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This research explores the application of a simulation-based scheduling algorithm to generate unload schedules for processing feeder trailers in a parcel consolidation terminal. The study compares the performance of iterative improvement and simulated ...

Douglas L. McWilliams

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Facebook or Fakebook? The effects of simulated mobile applications on simulated mobile networks  

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The credibility of mobile ad hoc network simulations depends on accurate characterisations of user behaviour, e.g., mobility and application usage. If simulated nodes communicate at different rates to real nodes, or move in an unrealistic fashion, this ... Keywords: Opportunistic networks, Privacy, Simulation, Social networks, Social-network routing

Iain Parris; Fehmi Ben Abdesslem; Tristan Henderson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Simulations on the Earth Simulator Using the Lattice Boltzmann  

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Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Simulations on the Earth Simulator Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method ABSTRACT Highly optimized large-scale lattice Boltzmann simulations of 3D magnetohydrodynamic-Krylov algorithms. Lattice Boltzmann (LB) schemes are an alternate approach that circumvent the resolution problems

Oliker, Leonid

422

Radial Alignment in Simulated Clusters  

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Observational evidence for the radial alignment of satellites with their dark matter host has been accumulating steadily in the past few years. The effect is seen over a wide range of scales, from massive clusters of galaxies down to galaxy-sized systems, yet the underlying physical mechanism has still not been established. To this end, we have carried out a detailed analysis of the shapes and orientations of dark matter substructures in high-resolution N-body cosmological simulations. We find a strong tendency for radial alignment of the substructure with its host halo: the distribution of halo major axes is very anisotropic, with the majority pointing towards the center of mass of the host. The alignment peaks once the sub-halo has passed the virial radius of the host for the first time, but is not subsequently diluted, even after the halos have gone through as many as four pericentric passages. This evidence points to the existence of a very rapid dynamical mechanism acting on these systems and we argue that tidal torquing throughout their orbits is the most likely candidate.

Maria J. Pereira; Greg L. Bryan; Stuart P. D. Gill

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

423

Quantum Simulations for Dense Matter  

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High pressure systems are important, for example, to understand the interiors of giant planets (Jupiter and Saturn), for experiments at NIF (the National Ignition Facility at Livermore) related to inertially confined fusion and for other interests of DOE. In this project, we are developing innovative simulation methods (Quantum Monte Carlo methods) to allow more accurate calculation of properties of systems under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. These methods can use the power of current day supercomputers made of very many processors, starting from the basic equations of physics to model quantum phenomena important at the microscopic scale. During the grant period, we have settled two important questions of the physics of hydrogen and helium under extreme conditions. We have found the pressures and temperatures when hydrogen and helium mix together; this is important to understand the difference of the interiors of the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Secondly, we have shown that there exists a sharp transition as a function of pressure between molecular and atomic liquid hydrogen at temperatures below 2000K. This prediction can be confirmed with high pressure experiments.

Ceperley, David M

2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

424

Simulating Collisions for Hydrokinetic Turbines  

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Evaluations of blade-strike on an axial-flow Marine Hydrokinetic turbine were conducted using a conventional methodology as well as an alternative modeling approach proposed in the present document. The proposed methodology integrates the following components into a Computa- tional Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model: (i) advanced eddy-resolving flow simulations, (ii) ambient turbulence based on field data, (iii) moving turbine blades in highly transient flows, and (iv) Lagrangian particles to mimic the potential fish pathways. The sensitivity of blade-strike prob- ability to the following conditions was also evaluated: (i) to the turbulent environment, (ii) to fish size and (iii) to mean stream flow velocity. The proposed methodology provided fraction of collisions and offered the capability of analyzing the causal relationships between the flow envi- ronment and resulting strikes on rotating blades. Overall, the conventional methodology largely overestimates the probability of strike, and lacks the ability to produce potential fish and aquatic biota trajectories as they interact with the rotating turbine. By using a set of experimental corre- lations of exposure-response of living fish colliding on moving blades, the occurrence, frequency and intensity of the particle collisions was next used to calculate the survival rate of fish crossing the MHK turbine. This step indicated survival rates always greater than 98%. Although the proposed CFD framework is computationally more expensive, it provides the advantage of evaluating multiple mechanisms of stress and injury of hydrokinetic turbine devices on fish.

Richmond, Marshall C.; Romero Gomez, Pedro DJ; Rakowski, Cynthia L.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Transient simulation of absorption machines  

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This paper presents a model for a water-cooled Lithium-Bromide/water absorption chiller and predicts its transient response both during the start-up phase and during the shutoff period. The simulation model incorporates such influencing factors as the thermodynamic properties of the working fluid, the absorbent, the heat-transfer configuration of different components of the chiller and related physical data. The time constants of different components are controlled by a set of key parameters that have been identified in this study. The results show a variable but at times significant amount of time delay before the chiller capacity gets close to its steady-state value. The model is intended to provide an insight into the mechanism of build-up to steady-state performance. By recognizing the significant factors contributing to transient degradation, steps can be taken to reduce such degradation. The evaluation of the residual capacity in the shut-off period will yield more realistic estimates of chiller COP for a chiller satisfying dynamic space cooling load.

Anand, D.K.; Allen, R.W.; Kumar, B.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Transient simulation of absorption machines  

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This paper presents a model for a water-cooled Lithium-Bromide/water absorption chiller and predicts its transient response both during the start-up phase and during the shutoff period. The simulation model incorporates such influencing factors as the thermodynamic properties of the working fluid, the absorbent, the heat-transfer configuration of different components of the chiller and related physical data. The time constants of different components are controlled by a set of key parameters that have been identified in this study. The results show a variable but at times significant amount of time delay before the chiller capacity gets close to its steadystate value. The model is intended to provide an insight into the mechanism of build-up to steady-state performance. By recognizing the significant factors contributing to transient degradation, steps can be taken to reduce such degradation. The evaluation of the residual capacity in the shut-off period will yield more realistic estimates of chiller COP for a chiller satisfying dynamic space cooling load.

Anand, D.K.; Allen, R.W.; Kumar, B.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

UNDERSTANDING RETAIL PRODUCTIVITY BY SIMULATING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES  

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UNDERSTANDING RETAIL PRODUCTIVITY BY SIMULATING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES Peer-Olaf Siebers1 , Uwe and simulation to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relationship between human resource management practices and retail productivity. Despite the fact we

Aickelin, Uwe

428

Seminaire Farman -2 juin 2010 Simulation + Incertitude  

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S´eminaire Farman - 2 juin 2010 Simulation + Incertitude = Model Checking Laurent Fribourg LSV 2010 - S´eminaire Farman 1 / 33 #12;Plan Plan 1 Verification in presence of Uncertainty 2 Numerical Fribourg Lsv - ENS Cachan () SIMULATION + INCERTITUDE = MODEL CHECKING2 juin 2010 - S´eminaire Farman 2

429

Detonation Structure Simulation with AMROC Ralf Deiterding  

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Detonation Structure Simulation with AMROC Ralf Deiterding California Institute of Technology, 1200 detonation waves. But the accurate approximation of realistic detonations is extremely de- manding, because in simulating multi- dimensional detonations with detailed and highly stiff chemical kinetics on recent parallel

Barr, Al

430

The SimCore/Alpha Functional Simulator  

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We have developed a function-level processor simulator, SimCore/Alpha Functional Simulator Version 2.0 (SimCore Version 2.0), for processor architecture research and processor education. This paper describes the design and implementation of SimCore Version ...

Kenji Kise; Takahiro Katagiri; Hiroki Honda; Toshitsugu Yuba

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

COMPOSABLE SIMULATION MODELS AND THEIR FORMAL VALIDATION  

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COMPOSABLE SIMULATION MODELS AND THEIR FORMAL VALIDATION CLAUDIA SZABO B. Eng., "POLITEHNICA and simulation, shared models are reused and as- sembled in various combinations to meet different user strings simplifies and facilitates automated syntactic verification and model discovery and selection. An

Teo, Yong-Meng

432

Computer Simulations Reveal Multiple Functions for Aromatic  

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Computer Simulations Reveal Multiple Functions for Aromatic Residues in Cellulase Enzymes NREL researchers use high-performance computing to demonstrate fundamental roles of aromatic residues in cellulase enzyme tunnels. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) computer simulations of a key indus- trial

433

Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson #  

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Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson # University of California, Berkeley---that is, a quantum circuit con­ sisting solely of CNOT, Hadamard, and phase gates---can be simulated e that stabilizer circuits are probably not even universal for classical computation. Third, we give e

Aaronson, Scott

434

Realistic Solar Convection Simulations Robert F. Stein  

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Realistic Solar Convection Simulations Robert F. Stein Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIAFG, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Dk­2100 Copenhagen �, Denmark Abstract. We report on realistic simulations of solar and intensity spectra, the p­mode excitation rate, and the depth of the convection zone. We describe how solar

Stein, Robert

435

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Supported Pt Nanoclusters  

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¤Introduction and Background ¤Constructing a Physical Model ¤Details of the Simulation ¤Results and Conclusions · Petroleum reformation · Gasification of biomass for biofuels #12;Previous Investigation of NanoclustersMolecular Dynamics Simulations of Supported Pt Nanoclusters Jeffrey Moore #12;A Brief Outline

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

436

Threedimensional numerical simulation for various geometries  

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Three­dimensional numerical simulation for various geometries of solid oxide fuel cells J.R. Ferguson 1 , J.M. Fiard 2 , and R. Herbin 3 Abstract A 3D mathematical model of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell modelling and numerical simulation of natural gas­fed solid oxide cells (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, SOFC

Herbin, Raphaèle

437

Discrete Optimization A simulated annealing approach  

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for the constrained and the unconstrained circular cutting problem based upon simulated annealing. We define an energyDiscrete Optimization A simulated annealing approach for the circular cutting problem Mhand Hifi corner of the initial rectangle. Such values of the energy correspond to configurations where pieces

Zissimopoulos, Vassilis

438

DEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT  

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of the response of travelers to real-time pre- trip information. The demand simulator is an extension of dynamicDEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT Constantinos Antoniou, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Michel Bierlaire, and Rabi Mishalani Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Abstract

Bierlaire, Michel

439

Investigation of light pipe simulation algorithms  

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and/or stochastic progressive photon mapping can be used in daylight simulations of interior of a room in a robust way with bounded memory consumption, while converging to the correct solution. To simulate the sky solution HOLIG- ILM [KDK08], and an implementation of path tracing. #12;ii #12;Summary (Danish) Emnet

440

Modeling and simulating electronic textile applications  

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This paper describes our design of a simulation environment for electronic textiles (e-textiles) and our experiences with that environment. This simulation environment, based upon Ptolemy II, enables us to model a diverse range of areas related to the ... Keywords: context awareness, electronic textiles, smart fabrics, wearable computing

Thomas Martin; Mark Jones; Joshua Edmison; Tanwir Sheikh; Zahi Nakad

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Numerical Simulation of Cooling Gas Injection Using  

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Numerical Simulation of Cooling Gas Injection Using Adaptive Multiscale Techniques Wolfgang Dahmen: finite volume method, film cooling, cooling gas injection, multiscale techniques, grid adaptation AMS@igpm.rwth-aachen.de (Thomas Gotzen) #12;Numerical simulation of cooling gas injection using adaptive multiscale techniques

442

SIMULATION OF RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE  

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1 LBNL-47622 SIMULATION OF RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Walker, I., Siegel, J ..................................................... 9 #12;3 ABSTRACT In many parts of North America residential HVAC systems are installed outside of the simulations is that they are dynamic - which accounts for cyclic losses from the HVAC system and the effect

443

Atomistic Protein Folding Simulations on the  

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Atomistic Protein Folding Simulations on the Submillisecond Time Scale Using Worldwide Distributed Abstract: Atomistic simulations of protein folding have the potential to be a great complement. Biopolymers 68: 91­109, 2003 Keywords: atomistic protein folding; microsecond time scale; computer hardware

Snow, Christopher

444

Guest Editorial: ObjectOriented Simulation  

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Guest Editorial: Object�Oriented Simulation: Aspects of the Model Development Lifecycle John A Issue is the use of object�oriented concepts throughout the li� fecycle of software/model development of the object�oriented paradigm is to be fully realized in simulation. The papers in this Special Issue make

Miller, John A.

445

Whole Building Energy Simulation | Department of Energy  

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Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Whole Building Energy Simulation October 16, 2013 - 4:39pm Addthis Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations may be pursued. Whole building energy simulation software adequately assesses the interactions between complex building systems and equally complex schedules and utility rates structures for projects in specific locations throughout the world. Energy models incorporate actual building construction, internal load sources, and associated schedules using annual hourly weather data specific to the project location. These models can be used early in the design process when little information is known and updated, continually

446

NREL: Energy Storage - Modeling and Simulation  

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Modeling and Simulation Modeling and Simulation Two NREL researchers are silhouetted in front of computer screens displaying thermal model images. NREL modeling and simulation experts use an extensive portfolio of validated tools to assess ES solutions for advanced vehicles. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL/PIX 22009 Multi-physics simulation of energy storage (ES) devices provides a less expensive, faster, and more controlled alternative to in-lab testing in the early stages of research and development (R&D)-which eventually leads to longer lasting, dependable and powerful batteries. NREL is a recognized leader in systems-level thermal design, performance, lifespan, reliability, and safety modeling and simulation. The lab's 1-D and 3-D steady-state and transient multi-physics models are used to examine heat transfer,

447

House Simulation Protocols Report | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Building America » House Simulation Residential Buildings » Building America » House Simulation Protocols Report House Simulation Protocols Report This image shows a cover of a report titled Building America House Simulation Protocols. The Building America logo is shown in the lower left corner of the report cover. Building America's House Simulation Protocols report is designed to assist researchers in tracking the progress of multiyear, whole-building energy reduction against research goals for new and existing homes. These protocols are preloaded into BEopt and use a consistent approach for defining a reference building, so that all projects can be compared to each other. The steps involved in conducting performance analysis include: Defining the appropriate reference building Various climate regions, house sizes, and house ages require slightly

448

Dynamic simulation of a reverse Brayton refrigerator  

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A test refrigerator based on the modified Reverse Brayton cycle has been developed in the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently. To study the behaviors of this test refrigerator, a dynamic simulation has been carried out. The numerical model comprises the typical components of the test refrigerator: compressor, valves, heat exchangers, expander and heater. This simulator is based on the oriented-object approach and each component is represented by a set of differential and algebraic equations. The control system of the test refrigerator is also simulated, which can be used to optimize the control strategies. This paper describes all the models and shows the simulation results. Comparisons between simulation results and experimental data are also presented. Experimental validation on the test refrigerator gives satisfactory results.

Peng, N.; Xiong, L. Y.; Dong, B.; Liu, L. Q. [State Key Laboratory of Technologies in Space Cryogenic Propellants, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, Beijing, 100190 (China); Lei, L. L.; Tang, J. C. [State Key Laboratory of Technologies in Space Cryogenic Propellants, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, Beijing, 100190 China and Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

449

Method for simulating discontinuous physical systems  

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The mathematical foundations of conventional numerical simulation of physical systems provide no consistent description of the behavior of such systems when subjected to discontinuous physical influences. As a result, the numerical simulation of such problems requires ad hoc encoding of specific experimental results in order to address the behavior of such discontinuous physical systems. In the present invention, these foundations are replaced by a new combination of generalized function theory and nonstandard analysis. The result is a class of new approaches to the numerical simulation of physical systems which allows the accurate and well-behaved simulation of discontinuous and other difficult physical systems, as well as simpler physical systems. Applications of this new class of numerical simulation techniques to process control, robotics, and apparatus design are outlined.

Baty, Roy S. (Albuquerque, NM); Vaughn, Mark R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art computing and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

451

A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art algorithms and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application. In this final report, we will detail our progress on Tasks 1 through 3 of the project.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3-D GRMHD Simulations of Generating Jets  

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We have performed a first fully 3-D GRMHD simulation with Schwarzschild black hole with a free falling corona. The initial simulation results show that a jet is created as in the previous simulations using the axisymmetric geometry with the mirror symmetry at the equator. However, the time to generate the jet is longer than in the 2-D axisymmetric simulations. We expect that due to the additional freedom in the azimuthal dimension without axisymmetry with respect to the z axis and reflection symmetry with respect to the equatorial plane, the dynamics of jet formation can be modified. Further simulations are required for the study of instabilities along the azimuthal direction such as accretion-eject instability

Nishikawa, K I; Shibata, K; Kudoh, T; Sol, H

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

3-D GRMHD Simulations of Generating Jets  

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We have performed a first fully 3-D GRMHD simulation with Schwarzschild black hole with a free falling corona. The initial simulation results show that a jet is created as in the previous simulations using the axisymmetric geometry with the mirror symmetry at the equator. However, the time to generate the jet is longer than in the 2-D axisymmetric simulations. We expect that due to the additional freedom in the azimuthal dimension without axisymmetry with respect to the z axis and reflection symmetry with respect to the equatorial plane, the dynamics of jet formation can be modified. Further simulations are required for the study of instabilities along the azimuthal direction such as accretion-eject instability

K. -I. Nishikawa; S. Koide; K. Shibata; T. Kudoh; H. Sol

2002-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

454

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Frame Simulator  

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Frame Simulator Frame Simulator Frame Simulator logo Frame Simulator makes calculation of the thermal transmittance in windows and building components an extremely easy process. It can be used to: analyze how heat flows through building components and fenestrations estimate surface temperatures and predict condensation problems discover weak points in window frames calculate thermal transmittance Uf and linear conductance Lf2d of any type of window frame as well as the Uw thermal transmittance of entire complex fenestration. Precise simulation of the heat transfer is performed using a two-dimensional numerical method for steady state boundary conditions conforming to ISO 10077-2 (finite elements). Screen Shots Keywords 2D, heat transfer, thermal analysis, thermal transmittance, thermal

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Morphology of Gas Release in Physical Simulants  

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This report documents testing activities conducted as part of the Deep Sludge Gas Release Event Project (DSGREP). The testing described in this report focused on evaluating the potential retention and release mechanisms of hydrogen bubbles in underground radioactive waste storage tanks at Hanford. The goal of the testing was to evaluate the rate, extent, and morphology of gas release events in simulant materials. Previous, undocumented scoping tests have evidenced dramatically different gas release behavior from simulants with similar physical properties. Specifically, previous gas release tests have evaluated the extent of release of 30 Pa kaolin and 30 Pa bentonite clay slurries. While both materials are clays and both have equivalent material shear strength using a shear vane, it was found that upon stirring, gas was released immediately and completely from bentonite clay slurry while little if any gas was released from the kaolin slurry. The motivation for the current work is to replicate these tests in a controlled quality test environment and to evaluate the release behavior for another simulant used in DSGREP testing. Three simulant materials were evaluated: 1) a 30 Pa kaolin clay slurry, 2) a 30 Pa bentonite clay slurry, and 3) Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) Simulant (a simulant designed to support DSGREP RT instability testing. Entrained gas was generated in these simulant materials using two methods: 1) application of vacuum over about a 1-minute period to nucleate dissolved gas within the simulant and 2) addition of hydrogen peroxide to generate gas by peroxide decomposition in the simulants over about a 16-hour period. Bubble release was effected by vibrating the test material using an external vibrating table. When testing with hydrogen peroxide, gas release was also accomplished by stirring of the simulant.

Daniel, Richard C.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Crawford, Amanda D.; Hylden, Laura R.; Bryan, Samuel A.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.

2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel dynamic lattice boltzmann method for numerical simulation of viscous gas flows.  

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??In the past century, the Boltzmann equation has been demonstrated as the most accurate model based on statistical mechanics to describe the gas flows. Due… (more)

Chiang, Sum Wai

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Simulating Microbial Community Patterning Using Biocellion  

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Mathematical modeling and computer simulation are important tools for understanding complex interactions between cells and their biotic and abiotic environment: similarities and differences between modeled and observed behavior provide the basis for hypothesis forma- tion. Momeni et al. [5] investigated pattern formation in communities of yeast strains engaging in different types of ecological interactions, comparing the predictions of mathematical modeling and simulation to actual patterns observed in wet-lab experiments. However, simu- lations of millions of cells in a three-dimensional community are ex- tremely time-consuming. One simulation run in MATLAB may take a week or longer, inhibiting exploration of the vast space of parameter combinations and assumptions. Improving the speed, scale, and accu- racy of such simulations facilitates hypothesis formation and expedites discovery. Biocellion is a high performance software framework for ac- celerating discrete agent-based simulation of biological systems with millions to trillions of cells. Simulations of comparable scale and accu- racy to those taking a week of computer time using MATLAB require just hours using Biocellion on a multicore workstation. Biocellion fur- ther accelerates large scale, high resolution simulations using cluster computers by partitioning the work to run on multiple compute nodes. Biocellion targets computational biologists who have mathematical modeling backgrounds and basic C++ programming skills. This chap- ter describes the necessary steps to adapt the original Momeni et al.'s model to the Biocellion framework as a case study.

Kang, Seung-Hwa; Kahan, Simon H.; Momeni, Babak

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

458

Dynamics Simulation in a Wave Environment  

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Coupled Dynamic Simulation in a Wave Coupled Dynamic Simulation in a Wave Environment (Navatek, AEGIR, and WECs) Marine and Hydrokinetics Instrumentation Workshop 9 July 2012 David Kring, Navatek Ltd. Presentation Overview * Introduction to Navatek * AEGIR brief: resistance, seakeeping, global and local loads a 3D, NURBS-based, high-order, Rankine boundary element method ... from same lab as at MIT as WAMIT and SWAN, with pFFT acceleration coupling with controls, structures, aerodynamics, power take-offs * Some WEC applications at Navatek 2 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Company Background A "Research Shipyard" based in Honolulu, HI Combining simulation-based design with prototype construction

459

Modeling techniques for simulating well behavior  

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for each reservoir systems. It is a single phase, 2D simulator that is originally developed to simulate real gas flow. Later, it was modified to include the ability to simulate liquid case. It is written in Visual Basic code for Excel. It has been used... . . . . (3-2) Analytical solutions for radial flow case were calculated using a program written in Visual Basic code for Excel. It uses numerical inversion suggested by Stehfest to GO solve the flow equations in Laplace space. Analytical solutions...

Rattu, Bungen Christina

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

460

Physical simulation study of dynamic voltage instability  

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This paper presents a physical simulation of the dynamic behavior of voltage instability in an interconnected multimachine environment. The dynamic evolving process leading to eventual voltage collapse, the scenario of the progressive reactive support reduction resulting from the MXL protection relays, the OLTC operation, and the effect of switched-in capacitor banks are examined using physical facilities in the laboratory. The physical simulation results are also compared with digital simulation results. This physical investigation provides a reliable foundation for the effective development of assessment approaches and countermeasures.

Tso, S.K.; Zhu, T.X. [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Zeng, Q.Y. [Electric Power Research Inst., Beijing (China); Lo, K.L. [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Some theoretical issues on computer simulations  

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The subject of this paper is the development of mathematical foundations for a theory of simulation. Sequentially updated cellular automata (sCA) over arbitrary graphs are employed as a paradigmatic framework. In the development of the theory, the authors focus on the properties of causal dependencies among local mappings in a simulation. The main object of and study is the mapping between a graph representing the dependencies among entities of a simulation and a representing the equivalence classes of systems obtained by all possible updates.

Barrett, C.L.; Reidys, C.M.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Simulation of one-dimensional evolution of wind waves in a deep water  

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A direct wave model based on the one-dimensional nonlinear equations for potential waves is used for simulation of wave field development under the action of energy input dissipation and nonlinear wave-wave interaction. The equations are written in conformal surface-fitted nonstationary coordinate system. New schemes for calculating the input and dissipation of wave energy are implemented. The wind input is calculated on the basis of the parameterization developed through the coupled modeling of waves and turbulent boundary layer. The wave dissipation algorithm introduced to prevent wave breaking instability is based on highly selective smoothing of the wave surface and surface potential. The integration is performed in Fourier domain with the number of modes M = 2048 broad enough to reproduce the energy downshifting. As the initial conditions the wave field is assigned as train of Stokes waves with steepness ak = 0.15 at nondimensional wavenumber k = 512. Under the action of nonlinearity and energy input the spectrum starts to grow. This growth is followed by the downshifting. The total time of integration is equal to 7203 initial wave periods. During this time the energy increased by 1111 times. Peak of the spectrum gradually shifts from wavenumber nondimensional k = 512 down to k = 10. Significant wave height increases 33 times while the peak period increases 51 times. Rates of the peak downshift and wave energy evolution are in good agreement with the JONSWAP formulation.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Physical mechanism and numerical simulation of the inception of the lightning upward leader  

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The upward leader is a key physical process of the leader progression model of lightning shielding. The inception mechanism and criterion of the upward leader need further understanding and clarification. Based on leader discharge theory, this paper proposes the critical electric field intensity of the stable upward leader (CEFISUL) and characterizes it by the valve electric field intensity on the conductor surface, E{sub L}, which is the basis of a new inception criterion for the upward leader. Through numerical simulation under various physical conditions, we verified that E{sub L} is mainly related to the conductor radius, and data fitting yields the mathematical expression of E{sub L}. We further establish a computational model for lightning shielding performance of the transmission lines based on the proposed CEFISUL criterion, which reproduces the shielding failure rate of typical UHV transmission lines. The model-based calculation results agree well with the statistical data from on-site operations, which show the effectiveness and validity of the CEFISUL criterion.

Li Qingmin [Beijing Key Lab of High Voltage and EMC, School of Electric and Electronic Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China) and State Key Lab of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China); Lu Xinchang; Shi Wei; Zhang Li; Zou Liang; Lou Jie [Shandong Provincial Key Lab of UHV Technology and Gas Discharge, School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

464

Simulation and experimental verification of a hydrodynamic model for a dual fluidized Bed gasifier  

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Abstract We propose a revised 2-D energy-minimization multi-scale (EMMS) model based on a two-fluid model to perform the hydrodynamic character analysis of a pilot-scale full-loop dual fluidized bed gasifier (DFBG), which consists of a riser, a cyclone with a down-comer, a bubbling fluidized bed (BFB), and a loop-seal. The EMMS model is used to analyze the interaction force between the gas and solid phases in the DFBG. For comparison, O'Brien & Syamlal's drag heterogeneous force coefficient correction is also analyzed. The instantaneous particle profiles are described by the calculated results. The local and overall flow characteristics are determined by the solids concentration under different fluidization conditions. The effects of the gas velocities in the riser and the recycle gas velocities in the U loop seal on the axial solids concentration and solids circulation profiles, as well as the flow heterogeneity in sub-zones of the riser are investigated. The numerical results are in good agreement with the experimental data, indicating that the EMMS model is appropriate to simulate the heterogeneous gas–solids two-phase flow in DFBG.

Xueyao Wang; Jing Lei; Xiang Xu; Zhengzhong Ma; Yunhan Xiao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Level set simulations of turbulent thermonuclear deflagration in degenerate carbon and oxygen  

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We study the dynamics of thermonuclear flames propagating in fuel stirred by stochastic forcing. The fuel consists of carbon and oxygen in a state which is encountered in white dwarfs close to the Chandrasekhar limit. The level set method is applied to represent the flame fronts numerically. The computational domain for the numerical simulations is cubic, and periodic boundary conditions are imposed. The goal is the development of a suitable flame speed model for the small-scale dynamics of turbulent deflagration in thermonuclear supernovae. Because the burning process in a supernova explosion is transient and spatially inhomogeneous, the localised determination of subgrid scale closure parameters is essential. We formulate a semi-localised model based on the dynamical equation for the subgrid scale turbulence energy $k_{\\mathrm{sgs}}$. The turbulent flame speed $s_{\\mathrm{t}}$ is of the order $\\sqrt{2k_{\\mathrm{sgs}}}$. In particular, the subgrid scale model features a dynamic procedure for the calculation of the turbulent energy transfer from resolved toward subgrid scales, which has been successfully applied to combustion problems in engineering. The options of either including or suppressing inverse energy transfer in the turbulence production term are compared. In combination with the piece-wise parabolic method for the hydrodynamics, our results favour the latter option. Moreover, different choices for the constant of proportionality in the asymptotic flame speed relation, $s_{\\mathrm{t}}\\propto\\sqrt{2k_{\\mathrm{sgs}}}$, are investigated.

W. Schmidt; W. Hillebrandt; J. C. Niemeyer

2005-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

466

SAFARI 2000 MODIS Airborne Simulator Data  

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Airborne Simulator Data Airborne Simulator Data The ORNL DAAC announces the release of a new SAFARI 2000 data set. The data set "SAFARI 2000 MODIS Airborne Simulator Data, Southern Africa, Dry Season 2000" contains MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) multispectral data collected during the SAFARI 2000 project. Twenty flights with the MAS instrument were undertaken over Southern Africa by the NASA ER-2 aircraft during August and September 2000. The MAS spectrometer collects 50 multispectral bands at 16-bit resolution with a ground resolution of 50 meters from 20,000 meters altitude and a cross track scan width of 85.92 degrees. This data set is organized by flight, and each flight consists of several straight-line segments called tracks. There is a MAS multispectral data file for each track. The data are available in Hierarchical Data Format

467

Modeling and Simulation Data Generation.pub  

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Simulation Data Simulation Data Generation Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies Research Brief A n ORNL team supported the Rapid Data Generation (RDG) Project from 2009 to 2012. This work was performed for the Joint Training Integration and Evaluation Center and the Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office. The objective of RDG is to reduce the resources required to produce, integrate, and correlate data, eliminate or reduce duplicative efforts, and promote data commonality for modeling and simulation (M&S) activities across the Department of

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Property:Simulated Beach | Open Energy Information  

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Simulated Beach Simulated Beach Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Simulated Beach Property Type String Pages using the property "Simulated Beach" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1.5-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 10-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 11-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 2 2-ft Flume Facility + No + 3 3-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 5 5-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 6 6-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + A Alden Large Flume + No + Alden Small Flume + No + Alden Wave Basin + Yes + B Breakwater Research Facility + No + C Carderock Maneuvering & Seakeeping Basin + Yes + Carderock Tow Tank 2 + Yes + Carderock Tow Tank 3 + Yes + Chase Tow Tank + No + Coastal Harbors Modeling Facility + No + Coastal Inlet Model Facility + No +

469

Thermal Simulation of Advanced Powertrain Systems  

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Under this project, the Volvo complete vehicle model was modified to include engine and exhaust system thermal outputs and cooling system to enable WHR simulations from a system perspective.

470

Wind Power System Simulation of Switch Control  

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In order to find a balance between energy efficiency and reliability of wind power generation system, this paper presents a ... switch control strategy. This paper establishes a wind power system simulation model...

Yuehua Huang; Guangxu Li; Huanhuan Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Eyewitness identification: Simulating the “Weapon effect”  

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The present experiment investigates the effect of weapons on eyewitness recall and recognition using a ... experimental paradigm in which a syringe serves as weapon simulation. Contrary to previous weapon manipul...

Anne Maass; Günther Köhnken

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Vehicular racing simulation: a MEL scripting approach  

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The purpose of this thesis is to develop an automated technique for controlling the animation of computer-generated cars for the application of motorsports, also known as car racing. The basic idea is similar to previous work simulating flocks...

Chan, Hobart

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

473

Development and Characterization of Gibbsite Component Simulant  

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According to Bechtel National, Inc.’s (BNI’s) Test Specification 24590-PTF-TSP-RT-06-006, Rev 0, "Simulant Development to Support the Development and Demonstration of Leaching and Ultrafiltration Pretreatment Processes," simulants for boehmite, gibbsite, and filtration are to be developed so they can be used in subsequent bench and integrated testing of the leaching/filtration processes for the River Protection Project-Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (RPP-WTP). These simulants will then be used to demonstrate the leaching process and to help refine processing conditions that may impact safety basis considerations (Smith 2006). This report documents PNNL’s results of the gibbsite simulant development.

Russell, Renee L.; Smith, Harry D.; Rinehart, Donald E.; Peterson, Reid A.

2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

474

Numerical simulation of electrokinetically driven micro flows  

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Spectral element based numerical solvers are developed to simulate electrokinetically driven flows for micro-fluidic applications. Based on these numerical solvers, basic phenomena and devices for electrokinetic applications in micro and nano flows...

Hahm, Jungyoon

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Simulating quantum systems on a quantum computer  

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...A-eigenstates in the original system state. Also after each observation...1998) Simulating quantum systems on a quantum computer 321 system will be in an eigenstate of...the energy eigenstates. An analysis shows that the relative accuracy...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Numerical techniques of rigid body simulation  

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In recent years, the modeling of physical phenomena has become an integral part of computer applications in diverse areas from engineering to entertainment. This thesis focuses on a particular aspect of this modeling, the simulation of rigid...

Eberle, David Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

477

Analytical Modeling and Simulation of Thermoelectric Devices  

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A high-level strategy for semi-empirical modeling and numerical simulation tools using top-down/bottom-up approaches to define TE design operating conditions and optimization.

478

Simulation data architecture for sustainable development  

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Reducing costs, improving quality, shortening the time-to-market, and at the same time act and think sustainable are major challenges for manufacturing industries. To strive towards these objectives, discrete event simulation (DES) has proven to be an ...

Adrien Boulonne; Björn Johansson; Anders Skoogh; Mark Aufenanger

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Simulation of synchrotron motion with rf noise  

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The theoretical formulation is described that is behind an algorithm for synchrotron phase-space tracking with rf noise and some preliminary simulation results of bunch diffusion under rf noise obtained by actual tracking.

Leemann, B.T.; Forest, E.; Chattopadhyay, S.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Development of intelligent simulations at LLNL  

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The Virtual Commander Project (VCom) is developing a capability for semiautomated optimal control of simulation entities. Properties of our control paradigm are goal-directed planning, hierarchical plan generation, automated fault detection, adaptive plan repair, and optimized cooperation and coordination among units, in addition to more conventional rule-driven behaviors. VCom has been applied to planning armor engagements at the battalion level and below. We are currently investigating movement-to-contact and fire-and-movement maneuvers. These capabilities will be demonstrated in April in conjunction with the Joint Conflict Model (JCM) a large, entity-level, constructive combat simulation. Both simulations have been developed to interoperate in a distributed computing environment using Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocols. Prototype applications have been demonstrated in other civilian and military contexts. A focus of our current work is the rapid prototyping of such applications.

Cunningham, C.T.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First trillion particle cosmological simulation completed  

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high-resolution cyber images of our cosmos. December 3, 2014 Simulation of the cosmic web of the dark matter mass distribution. This region represents about 110,000 of the...

482

Numerical Simulation in a Supercirtical CFB Boiler  

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The dimension of the hot circulation loop of the supercritical CFB boiler is large, and there are many ... simulation of gas-solid flow in a supercritical CFB boiler was conducted by using FLUENT software. ... th...

Yanjun Zhang; Xiang Gaol; Zhongyang Luo…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Transportation Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (TAMS) Application  

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Transportation Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (TAMS) Application Center for Transportation Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies T he Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) TAMS application is a web-based tool that supports

484

Refinery burner simulation design architecture summary.  

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This report describes the architectural design for a high fidelity simulation of a refinery and refinery burner, including demonstrations of impacts to the refinery if errors occur during the refinery process. The refinery burner model and simulation are a part of the capabilities within the Sandia National Laboratories Virtual Control System Environment (VCSE). Three components comprise the simulation: HMIs developed with commercial SCADA software, a PLC controller, and visualization software. All of these components run on different machines. This design, documented after the simulation development, incorporates aspects not traditionally seen in an architectural design, but that were utilized in this particular demonstration development. Key to the success of this model development and presented in this report are the concepts of the multiple aspects of model design and development that must be considered to capture the necessary model representation fidelity of the physical systems.

Pollock, Guylaine M.; McDonald, Michael James; Halbgewachs, Ronald D.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

MODELING, ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION OF MULTIBODY SYSTEMS  

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painting device to the simulation of hundreds of mobile robots in a complex environment. Former "Graspees of multibody systems plays an important role in a wide range of fields, from robotics to computer animation

Plotkin, Joshua B.

486

Numerical Simulation of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding  

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We propose a mathematical model (numerical simulation) of surfactant-polymer flooding for a three-phase six-component system. ... model takes into account various phenomena inherent to flooding, the effect of sur...

Baoguang Jin; Hanqiao Jiang; Xiansong Zhang…

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Sandia National Laboratories: Computational Modeling & Simulation  

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Sandia and Partners Complete Phase I of a Vertical-Axis Deep-Water Offshore Turbine Study On December 3, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events,...

488

Development of an Electric Energy Market Simulator  

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The paper outlines the development of an electricity market operation simulator (EMOS) that can be used by competing market participants as well as independent system operators and independent market operators su...

Atif Debs; Charles Hansen; Yu-Chi Wu

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

CSP Plant Thermal-hydraulic Simulation  

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Abstract In the frame of the development of new solar plants and their innovative components, our research activities focus on theoretical elaborations and simulation to support basic design and assistance to manufacturing. The aim is to describe the use of Relap5 code [1] for analyzing the thermal-hydraulic behavior of a CSP Plant based on parabolic through collectors. Here a fluid dynamic simulation of the Test Plant, situated at Casaccia Research Center, will be evaluated. For the first simulation, the filling and draining phase of the circuit has been considered. It has been simulated a time period corresponding to the plant starting with the switch on of the pump, the filling of the circuit, a steady state condition and the pump switching off until the complete draining of the circuit. This studies have been performed in different collectors configurations and different logics of the operation valves in order to define the better system control and the better operating procedure.

V. Russo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Process simulation of the transport gasifier  

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Abstract The transport gasifier manufactured by Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) is reportedly capable of economically converting low rank coal (e.g. lignite) to syngas for the production of synthetic chemicals, fuels and energy. However no process simulation of the KBR transport gasifier yet exists in the public domain literature. In this work three alternative process simulation models of the transport gasifier were developed using a commercial process simulator combined with Excel/VBA routines. The first model determined gasification products on the basis of minimum Gibbs energy. The second model used pseudo-equilibrium approach and the third model used kinetic expressions. The simulation models were validated with real process data. The pseudo-equilibrium model was best able to replicate the data with reasonable process assumptions.

Christopher J. Arthur; Muhammad Tajammal Munir; Brent R. Young; Wei Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Computational Challenges in Nuclear Weapons Simulation  

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After a decade of experience, the Stockpile Stewardship Program continues to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons. The Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASCI) program was established to provide leading edge, high-end simulation capabilities needed to meet the program's assessment and certification requirements. The great challenge of this program lies in developing the tools and resources necessary for the complex, highly coupled, multi-physics calculations required to simulate nuclear weapons. This paper describes the hardware and software environment we have applied to fulfill our nuclear weapons responsibilities. It also presents the characteristics of our algorithms and codes, especially as they relate to supercomputing resource capabilities and requirements. It then addresses impediments to the development and application of nuclear weapon simulation software and hardware and concludes with a summary of observations and recommendations on an approach for working with industry and government agencies to address these impediments.

McMillain, C F; Adams, T F; McCoy, M G; Christensen, R B; Pudliner, B S; Zika, M R; Brantley, P S; Vetter, J S; May, J M

2003-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

492

Guidelines for commercial off-the-shelf simulation package interoperability  

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Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Simulation Packages (CSPs) are widely used visual interactive modeling environments such as Arena™, Anylogic™, Flexsim™, Simul8™, Witness™, etc. CSP Interoperability (or distributed simulation) ...

Simon J. E. Taylor; Stephen J. Turner; Steffen Strassburger

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Advanced wellbore thermal simulator GEOTEMP2 research report  

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The development of the GEOTEMP2 wellbore thermal simulator is described. The major technical features include a general purpose air and mist drilling simulator and a two-phase steam flow simulator that can model either injection or production.

Mitchell, R.F.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

The incorporation of bubbles into a computer graphics fluid simulation  

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We present methods for incorporating bubbles into a photorealistc fluid simulation. Previous methods of fluid simulation in computer graphics do not include bubbles. Our system automatically creates bubbles, which are simulated on top of the fluid...

Greenwood, Shannon Thomas

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

495

Phosphorus adsorption and desorption properties of lunar simulants  

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efficient phosphorus (P) fertilizer rate that would provide optimal crop growth in Minnesota Basalt Lunar Simulant (MBLS) and Lunar Glass Simulant (LGS). To achieve this objective, simulant P adsorption, desorption and kinetic desorption Q/I relationships...

Sutter, Brad

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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VALIDATION OF MASSIVELY PARALLEL SIMULATIONS OF DYNAMIC FRACTURE AND  

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VALIDATION OF MASSIVELY PARALLEL SIMULATIONS OF DYNAMIC FRACTURE AND FRAGMENTATION OF BRITTLE element simulations of dynamic fracture and fragmentation of brittle solids are presented. Fracture the results of massively parallel numerical simulations of dynamic fracture and fragmentation in brittle

Barr, Al

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Fast time domain simulation for large order hybrid systems  

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Simulation is an important tool for the analysis and design of complex systems. As the models become more and more complex, more powerful simulation methods are desired. As an attempt to address this problem, a simulation ...

Sou, Kin Cheong, 1979-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 3D Computer Simulation Test of the Leibowitz Hypothesis  

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Barton & Cohn A 3D Computer Simulation Test of the Leibowitzan experiment using a 3D visual simulator in which differentthan smaller ones. The use of 3D visual simulators to assess

Barton, Joseph E.; Cohn, Theodore E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Discrete Event Simulation Model For Unstructured Supervisory Control  

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A Discrete Event Simulation Model For Unstructured Supervisory Control Of Unmanned Vehicles Committee #12;2 A Discrete Event Simulation Model For Unstructured Supervisory Control Of Unmanned multipleoperator multiplevehicle discrete event simulation model (MOMUVDES) is developed which captures

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

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Train derailment and railroad barrier interaction simulation  

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or eliminate the risk of the passenger track intrusion by derailing cars on adjacent track is of concern to the railroad authorities. The purpose of this study is through computer simulation to investigate the behavior of the train derailment and to determine... the feasibility of the use of a barrier wall to restrain derailing railroad cars. An analytical model has been developed for the simulation. In the theoretical analysis the equation of motion in the horizontal plane for each derailed car was derived...

Zhang, Heping

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z