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Snowflake Science  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are using a device called a "snowflake divertor” to solve one of the grand challenges of magnetic fusion.

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Snowflake divertor configuration studies for NSTX-Upgrade  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Snowflake divertor experiments in NSTX provide basis for PMI development toward NSTX-Upgrade. Snowflake configuration formation was followed by radiative detachment. Significant reduction of steady-state divertor heat flux observed in snowflake divertor. Impulsive heat loads due to Type I ELMs are partially mitigated in snowflake divertor. Magnetic control of snowflake divertor configuration is being developed. Plasma material interface development is critical for NSTX-U success. Four divertor coils should enable flexibility in boundary shaping and control in NSTX-U. Snowflake divertor experiments in NSTX provide good basis for PMI development in NSTX-Upgrade. FY 2009-2010 snowflake divertor experiments in NSTX: (1) Helped understand control of magnetic properties; (2) Core H-mode confinement unchanged; (3) Core and edge carbon concentration reduced; and (4) Divertor heat flux significantly reduced - (a) Steady-state reduction due to geometry and radiative detachment, (b) Encouraging results for transient heat flux handling, (c) Combined with impurity-seeded radiative divertor. Outlook for snowflake divertor in NSTX-Upgrade: (1) 2D fluid modeling of snowflake divertor properties scaling - (a) Edge and divertor transport, radiation, detachment threshold, (b) Compatibility with cryo-pump and lithium conditioning; (2) Magnetic control development; and (3) PFC development - PFC alignment and PFC material choice.

Soukhanovskii, V A

2011-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Moisture Absorption on the Physical Properties of Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer Foams  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The effect of moisture absorption on the glass transition temperature (Tg) and stress/strain behavior of network polyurethane shape memory polymer (SMP) foams has been investigated. With our ultimate goal of engineering polyurethane SMP foams...

Yu, Ya-Jen

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of ELM heat loads in snowflake and standard divertors  

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An analysis is given of the impact of the tokamak divertor magnetic structure on the temporal and spatial divertor heat flux from edge localized modes (ELMs). Two configurations are studied: the standard divertor where the poloidal magnetic field (B{sub p}) varies linearly with distance (r) from the magnetic null and the snowflake where B{sub p} varies quadratrically with r. Both one and two-dimensional models are used to analyze the effect of the longer magnetic field length between the midplane and the divertor plate for the snowflake that causes a temporal dilation of the ELM divertor heat flux. A second effect discussed is the appearance of a broad region near the null point where the poloidal plasma beta can substantially exceed unity, especially for the snowflake configuration during the ELM; such a condition is likely to drive additional radial ELM transport.

Rognlien, T D; Cohen, R H; Ryutov, D D; Umansky, M V

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A Snowflake-Shaped Magnetic Field Holds Promise for Taming Harsh Fusion  

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A Snowflake-Shaped Magnetic Field Holds Promise for Taming Harsh Fusion  

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Moisture absorption modeling using design of experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Moisture Absorption Modeling Using Design of Experimentssurface pro?les of moisture absorption for the two laminatetheir amounts of moisture absorption are different. The

Yong, Virginia; Hahn, H. Thomas

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Metrics Project  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

the goal of this project was to determine the optimum moisture levels for biomass processing for pellets commercially, by correlating data taken from numerous points in the process, and across several different feedstock materials produced and harvested using a variety of different management practices. This was to be done by correlating energy consumption and material through put rates with the moisture content of incoming biomass ( corn & wheat stubble, native grasses, weeds, & grass straws), and the quality of the final pellet product.This project disseminated the data through a public website, and answering questions form universities across Missouri that are engaged in biomass conversion technologies. Student interns from a local university were employed to help collect data, which enabled them to learn firsthand about biomass processing.

Schuchmann, Mark

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture processes accompanying convective activity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

* 23 34 35 Vi TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued) d. Residual term Page 35 ~Ct 1 id 1 itt 1 ~itt ti t t 1 7. MODELS OF MOISTURE BUDGET PROCESSES 36 39 a. The 900-750 mb ~la er b. The 600-500 mb layer 8. EFFECTS OF THREE HOUR DIFFERENCING SCHEME... L 1 IFIT V' I c. Vertical divergence d. Residual -2 -1 -6 Fig. 13. Moisture budget terms (g cm s x 10 ) in the 900- 750 mb layer for 0000-0300 GMT on 11 April 1979. 31 ole m & p's a. Local rate-of-change b. Horizontal divergence SA C. N PQQ...

Sienkiewicz, Meta Elizabeth

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Research - Optimizing Wall Assemblies  

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The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) evaluated several different configurations of wall assemblies to determine the accuracy of moisture modeling and make recommendations to ensure durable, efficient assemblies. WUFI and THERM were used to model the hygrothermal and heat transfer characteristics of these walls.

Arena, L.; Mantha, P.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement Scheduling for Soil Moisture Sensing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

energy consumption is presented; the paper is grounded in the physics of soil moisture. By David I Shuman off some inaccuracy in estimating soil moisture evolution for a significant reduction in energyINVITED P A P E R Measurement Scheduling for Soil Moisture Sensing: From Physical Models to Optimal

Mahajan, Aditya

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The moisture budget in relation to convection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Analyses of the local rate-of-change of moisture in the layer from 900-750 mb . . . . . . , . . . , . . . . . . 23 Analyses of the local rate-of-change of moisture in the layer from 750-500 mb 24 Vertical profiles of the net vertical boundary flux... of moisture related to MDR 26 10 Analyses of the net vertical boundary flux of moisture in the layer from 900-750 mb 28 Analyses of the net vertical boundary flux of moisture in the layer from 750-500 mb 29 12 Analyses of the net vertical boundary flux...

Scott, Robert Wilson

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Control | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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PREDICTION OF MOISTURE CONTENT AND MOISTURE GRADIENT OF AN OVERLAID PARTICLEBOARD1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

PREDICTION OF MOISTURE CONTENT AND MOISTURE GRADIENT OF AN OVERLAID PARTICLEBOARD1 Qinglin Wu and HPL backer. A model based on the diffusion theory was developed to predict MC and moisture distribution for a multi-ply wood composite panel. The model's prediction of the mean MC for a three-layer PB

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Vadose Zone Soil Moisture Wicking Using Super Absorbent Polymers...  

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Vadose Zone Soil Moisture Wicking Using Super Absorbent Polymers. Vadose Zone Soil Moisture Wicking Using Super Absorbent Polymers. Abstract: Super-absorbent polymers (SAPs) have...

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The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission is one of the first Earth observation satellites being developed by NASA in response to the National Research Council's Decadal Survey. SMAP will make global measurements of ...

Entekhabi, Dara

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Measuring soil moisture with imaging radars  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An empirical algorithm for the retrieval of soil moisture content and surface Root Mean Square (RMS) height from remotely sensed radar data was developed using scatterometer data. The algorithm is optimized for bare surfaces and requires two copolarized channels at a frequency between 1.5 and 11 GHz. It gives best results for kh {le} 2.5, {mu}{sub {upsilon}}{le}35%, and {theta}{ge}30{degree}. Omitting the usually weaker hv-polarized returns makes the algorithm less sensitive to system cross-talk and system noise, simplify the calibration process and adds robustness to the algorithm in the presence of vegetation. However, inversion results indicate that significant amounts of vegetation (NDVI>0.4) cause the algorithm to underestimate soil moisture and overestimate RMS height. A simple criteria based on the {sigma}{sub hv}{sup 0}/{sigma}{sub vv}{sup 0} ratio is developed to select the areas where the inversion is not impaired by the vegetation. The inversion accuracy is assessed on the original scatterometer data sets but also on several SAR data sets by comparing the derived soil moisture values with in-situ measurements collected over a variety of scenes between 1991 and 1994. Both spaceborne (SIR-C) and airborne (AIRSAR) data are used in the test. Over this large sample of conditions, the RMS error in the soil moisture estimate is found to be less than 4.2% soil moisture.

Dubois, P.C.; Zyl, J. van [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.] [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.; Engman, T. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States)] [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed fiber optic moisture intrusion sensing system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and system for monitoring and identifying moisture intrusion in soil such as is contained in landfills housing radioactive and/or hazardous waste. The invention utilizes the principle that moist or wet soil has a higher thermal conductance than dry soil. The invention employs optical time delay reflectometry in connection with a distributed temperature sensing system together with heating means in order to identify discrete areas within a volume of soil wherein temperature is lower. According to the invention an optical element and, optionally, a heating element may be included in a cable or other similar structure and arranged in a serpentine fashion within a volume of soil to achieve efficient temperature detection across a large area or three dimensional volume of soil. Remediation, moisture countermeasures, or other responsive action may then be coordinated based on the assumption that cooler regions within a soil volume may signal moisture intrusion where those regions are located.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of Moisture Ingress into Photovoltaic Modules  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During long-term exposure of photovoltaic modules to environmental stress, the ingress of water into the module is correlated with decreased performance. By using diffusivity measurements for water through encapsulants such as ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), we have modeled moisture ingress using a finite-element analysis with atmospheric data from various locations such as Miami, Florida. This analysis shows that because of the high diffusivity of EVA, even an impermeable glass back-sheet alone is incapable of preventing significant moisture ingress from the edges for a 20-year lifecycle. This result has led us to investigate ways to protect modules from moisture through the use of different encapsulating chemistries and materials.

Kempe, M. D.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Moisture on Heating in Feeds.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

investigation was supported in part by a grant-in-aid from ~uthwestern Sugar and Molasses Company, New York, through urtesy of A. I. Kaplan, president. ?e are indebted to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, ngton, Del. through the courtesy of F. M. Jornlin..., standards for the moisture content of all in- gredients used in feeds should be reevaluated. The absence of heating in molasses feeds will not be insured by establishing a standard for the moisture content of molasses alone. Standardr for molasses...

Richardson, L. R.; Halick, J. V.

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of NGNP Moisture Ingress Events  

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An assessment of modular HTGR moisture ingress events, making use of a phenomena identification and ranking process, was conducted by a panel of experts in the related areas for the U.S. next generation nuclear plant (NGNP) design. Consideration was given mainly to the prismatic core gas-cooled reactor configurations incorporating a steam generator within the primary circuit.

Bill Landman

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1. Control moisture. 2. Clean regularly.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, water heaters, and fireplaces that burn fuel must vent to the outside. Stoves, ovens, and cook on the things we do to affect how healthy our home is. Step 1. Control Moisture Water and excessive humidity of pesticides. Food and water attract pests. Controlling food and water helps to minimize pests. Sealing

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Investigation of Soil Moisture - Vegetation Interactions in Oklahoma  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, but not well understood climate factor. This study examines soil moisture-vegetation health interactions using both in situ observations and land surface model simulations. For the observational study, soil moisture is taken from 20 in situ Oklahoma Mesonet...

Ford, Trenton W.

2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The spatial and temporal organization of soil moisture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Runoff, infiltration, evaporation and transpiration and-at climatic scales-precipitation are hydrologic processes that strongly depend on soil moisture. From a descriptive viewpoint, soil moisture is. characterized by an extremely high degree...

Vogel, Gregor Klaus

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil moisture modeling and scaling using passive microwave remote sensing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Soil moisture in the shallow subsurface is a primary hydrologic state governing land-atmosphere interaction at various scales. The primary objectives of this study are to model soil moisture in the root zone in a distributed manner and determine...

Das, Narendra N.

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A soil moisture availability model for crop stress prediction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

is composed of three major components, which are, a) calcul ation of evapotranspiration, b) infiltration of moisture into the soil, c) redistribution of the soil moisture. Other edaphic models have been developed by Hill [1974], Bai er and Robertson... inputs could result in the development of moist layers in the lower soil layer that would not be accounted for if the moisture were uniformly redistributed. As the cycle progesses, redistribution and moisture depletion do occur, until there 1s less...

Gay, Roger Franklin

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting farm machinery operation time with a soil moisture mode  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Criteria Used to Determine Trafficability Other Moisture Balance Models Evapotranspiration Moisture Redistribution . Runoff and Infiltration 10 Probability Distribution of Available Field Time . . 11 Chapter Summary III PROCEDURES Soil Moisture... Model Step 1 - Infiltration and Drainage Step 2 - Soil Evaporation . 12 14 14 20 vii 1 Chapter III (cont. ) Step 3 - Plant Evaporation Final Step - Redistribution Page 22 24 Trafficability Criteria Probability Distribution of Available...

Bordovsky, James Paul

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using moisture transport properties of rice seed components for identifying fissure resistance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fissure resistance was related to the moisture transport properties of Cypress, Lemont, LaGrue, and Teqing rice varieties. The moisture transport properties, moisture diffusivity and resistance, were calculated using a three-dimensional moisture...

Thomas, Audrey Elizabeth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for treating moisture laden coal fines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process is provided for making a free flowing granular product from moisture laden caked coal fines, such as wet cake, by mixing a water immiscible substance, such as oil, with the caked coal, preferably under low shear forces for a period of time sufficient to produce a plurality of free flowing granules. Each granule is preferably comprised of a dry appearing admixture of one or more coal particle, 2-50% by weight water and the water immiscible substance.

Davis, Burl E. (New Kensington, PA); Henry, Raymond M. (Gibsonia, PA); Trivett, Gordon S. (South Surrey, CA); Albaugh, Edgar W. (Birmingham, AL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical Considerations of Moisture in Baled Biomass Feedstocks  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Agricultural residues make up a large portion of the immediately available biomass feedstock for renewable energy markets. Current collection and storage methods rely on existing feed and forage practices designed to preserve nutrients and properties of digestibility. Low-cost collection and storage practices that preserve carbohydrates across a range of inbound moisture contents are needed to assure the economic and technical success of the emerging biomass industry. This study examines the movement of moisture in storage and identifies patterns of migration resulting from several on-farm storage systems and their impacts on moisture measurement and dry matter recovery. Baled corn stover and energy sorghum were stored outdoors in uncovered, tarp-covered, or wrapped stacks and sampled periodically to measure moisture and dry matter losses. Interpolation between discrete sampling locations in the stack improved bulk moisture content estimates and showed clear patterns of accumulation and re-deposition. Atmospheric exposure, orientation, and contact with barriers (i.e., soil, tarp, and wrap surfaces) were found to cause the greatest amount of moisture heterogeneity within stacks. Although the bulk moisture content of many stacks remained in the range suitable for aerobic stability, regions of high moisture were sufficient to support microbial activity, thus support dry matter loss. Stack configuration, orientation, and coverage methods are discussed relative to impact on moisture management and dry matter preservation. Additionally, sample collection and data analysis are discussed relative to assessment at the biorefinery as it pertains to stability in storage, queuing, and moisture carried into processing.

William A. Smith; Ian J. Bonner; Kevin L. Kenney; Lynn M. Wendt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture and temperature effects in composite materials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

I0 M 0 Ia 0 00 al Ill 0 3 0 M 4 al M 4 4O al a-I 4 M 0 E al 4 0 M M C M 0 tjO CI Iw 0 W M tjO W tftj 0O W IPl M ttj tjtf 0 tj rl O M Ul M '0 M C tftj 5 O C tjj tfj M 0 M Cj M Q 0 M C O M O 0 tj M 6 0 ttj 0... Q S Q S Ql M bD GJ tJ O 1f1 tJ CJ cA ri C N 0 0 O 0 O Ql E Ql M 28 at 346'K. S. E. M. inspectIons revealed no damage for up to 5 conditioning cycles. However, after eight conditIoning cycles typical moisture-induced damage...

Fang, Gwo-Ping

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

January 1998) Abstract - Surface soil moisture is a key variable to describe the water and energy soil layer) is a key variable in the water and energy exchanges at the land surfaceReview Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture Jean-Pierre Wignerona

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evaluation of moisture damage within asphalt concrete mixes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Pavements are a major part of the infrastructure in the United States. Moisture damage of these pavements is a significant problem. To predict and prevent this kind of moisture damage a great deal of research has been performed on this issue in past...

Shah, Brij D.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Management for High R-Value Walls  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The following report explains the moisture-related concerns for High R-value wall assemblies and discusses past Building America research work that informs this study. Hygrothermal simulations were prepared for several common approaches to High R-value wall construction in six cities (Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, and International Falls) representing a range of climate zones (2, 3, 4C, 4, 5A, and 7, respectively). The simulations are informed by experience gained from past research in this area and validated by field measurement and forensic experience. The modeling program was developed to assess the moisture durability of the wall assemblies based on three primary sources of moisture: construction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leakage. The peak annual moisture content of the wood based exterior sheathing was used to comparatively analyze the response to the moisture loads for each of the walls in each given city. Walls which experienced sheathing moisture contents between 20% and 28% were identified as risky, whereas those exceeding 28% were identified as very high risk. All of the wall assemblies perform well under idealized conditions. However, only the walls with exterior insulation, or cavity insulation which provides a hygrothermal function similar to exterior insulation, perform adequately when exposed to moisture loads. Walls with only cavity insulation are particularly susceptible to air leakage condensation. None of the walls performed well when a precipitation based bulk water leak was introduced to the backside of the sheathing, emphasizing the importance of proper flashing details.

Lepage, R.; Schumacher, C.; Lukachko, A.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Management of High-R Walls (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The following report explains the moisture-related concerns for High R-value wall assemblies and discusses past Building America research work that informs this study. Hygrothermal simulations were prepared for several common approaches to High R-value wall construction in six cities (Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, and International Falls) representing a range of climate zones (2, 3, 4C, 4, 5A, and 7, respectively). The simulations are informed by experience gained from past research in this area and validated by field measurement and forensic experience. The modeling program was developed to assess the moisture durability of the wall assemblies based on three primary sources of moisture: construction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leakage. The peak annual moisture content of the wood based exterior sheathing was used to comparatively analyze the response to the moisture loads for each of the walls in each given city. Walls which experienced sheathing moisture contents between 20% and 28% were identified as risky, whereas those exceeding 28% were identified as very high risk. All of the wall assemblies perform well under idealized conditions. However, only the walls with exterior insulation, or cavity insulation which provides a hygrothermal function similar to exterior insulation, perform adequately when exposed to moisture loads. Walls with only cavity insulation are particularly susceptible to air leakage condensation. None of the walls performed well when a precipitation based bulk water leak was introduced to the backside of the sheathing, emphasizing the importance of proper flashing details.

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2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-R Walls for Remodeling: Wall Cavity Moisture Monitoring  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The focus of the study is on the performance of wall systems, and in particular, the moisture characteristics inside the wall cavity and in the wood sheathing. Furthermore, while this research will initially address new home construction, the goal is to address potential moisture issues in wall cavities of existing homes when insulation and air sealing improvements are made.

Wiehagen, J.; Kochkin, V.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aquic moisture regime Sample Search Results  

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soil moisture, and for Washita '94, the model... is validated against gravimetric soil moisture and measured energy fluxes. The model is shown to reasonably Source: Pan,...

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Moisture burst structure in satellite water vapor imagery  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The moisture burst is a tropical synoptic-scale weather event that typically originates along the ITCZ and has been defined previously in window-channel infrared imagery. This research uses 6. 7-micrometer water vapor absorption band imagery to composite 35... moisture burst events during the North Pacific cool season of 1983-1984. Composite maps are constructed at four times, each 24 h apart, during the life cycle of the moisture burst. A comparative baseline is provided by an additional composite of 35 dates...

Ulsh, David Joel

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This study examines the effective moisture penetration depth (EMPD) model, and its suitability for building simulations. The EMPD model is a compromise between the simple, inaccurate effective capacitance approach and the complex, yet accurate, finite-difference approach. Two formulations of the EMPD model were examined, including the model used in the EnergyPlus building simulation software. An error in the EMPD model we uncovered was fixed with the release of EnergyPlus version 7.2, and the EMPD model in earlier versions of EnergyPlus should not be used.

Woods, J.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Diffusion in Asphalt Binders and Fine Aggregate Mixtures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

cost in highway maintenance and vehicle operations. One key mechanism of how moisture reaches the asphalt-aggregate interface is by its permeation or diffusion through the asphalt binder or mastic. Different techniques are available for diffusion...

Vasconcelos, Kamilla L.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Risk in Unvented Attics Due to Air Leakage Paths  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

IBACOS completed an initial analysis of moisture damage potential in an unvented attic insulated with closed-cell spray polyurethane foam. To complete this analysis, the research team collected field data, used computational fluid dynamics to quantify the airflow rates through individual airflow (crack) paths, simulated hourly flow rates through the leakage paths with CONTAM software, correlated the CONTAM flow rates with indoor humidity ratios from Building Energy Optimization software, and used Warme und Feuchte instationar Pro two-dimensional modeling to determine the moisture content of the building materials surrounding the cracks. Given the number of simplifying assumptions and numerical models associated with this analysis, the results indicate that localized damage due to high moisture content of the roof sheathing is possible under very low airflow rates. Reducing the number of assumptions and approximations through field studies and laboratory experiments would be valuable to understand the real-world moisture damage potential in unvented attics.

Prahl, D.; Shaffer, M.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of moisture on a glass/epoxy composite  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research was done to determine the effect of moisture on the transverse tensile strength and the interfacial shear strength of a glass/epoxy composite. Specimens with two different fiber sizings, one epoxy compatible and one vinyl-ester compatible...

Chatawanich, Candy Suda

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A simplified formulation for moisture diffusion through partly saturated clays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to infiltration of moisture from the ground surface can induce sloughing and shallow slide failures. This issue creates a significant maintenance problem for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The postulated mechanism for these slope failures is: 1...

Tang, Dina V

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mix Asphalt  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, the results from this study suggest that the inclusion of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) or an anti-stripping agent may alleviate possible moisture susceptibility issues in the early life during wet, winter weather conditions. While some laboratory test...

Garcia Cucalon, Maria Lorena

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Rheological Behavior of Polyamide 11 with Varying Initial Moisture Content  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

moisture levels and that the plant en- vironment conditions should be under strict control. Knowledge is often used in flexible pipe applications for offshore oilfield exploration. Because of the high

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Thermal Effects of Moisture in Rigid Insulation Board  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The impact of moisture in rigid roof insulation upon energy consumption is often assumed to be a simple function of the conductance. This paper will show that there are complex interactions between conductance, thermal mass, and climate. The energy...

Crow, G. W.

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Pulse shaping system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Temporally shaped electrical waveform generation provides electrical waveforms suitable for driving an electro-optic modulator (EOM) which produces temporally shaped optical laser pulses for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. The temporally shaped electrical waveform generation is carried out with aperture coupled transmission lines having an input transmission line and an aperture coupled output transmission line, along which input and output pulses propagate in opposite directions. The output electrical waveforms are shaped principally due to the selection of coupling aperture width, in a direction transverse to the lines, which varies along the length of the line. Specific electrical waveforms, which may be high voltage (up to kilovolt range), are produced and applied to the EOM to produce specifically shaped optical laser pulses. 8 figs.

Skeldon, M.D.; Letzring, S.A.

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse shaping system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Temporally shaped electrical waveform generation provides electrical waveforms suitable for driving an electro-optic modulator (EOM) which produces temporally shaped optical laser pulses for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. The temporally shaped electrical waveform generation is carried out with aperture coupled transmission lines having an input transmission line and an aperture coupled output transmission line, along which input and output pulses propagate in opposite directions. The output electrical waveforms are shaped principally due to the selection of coupling aperture width, in a direction transverse to the lines, which varies along the length of the line. Specific electrical waveforms, which may be high voltage (up to kilovolt range), are produced and applied to the EOM to produce specifically shaped optical laser pulses.

Skeldon, Mark D. (Penfield, NY); Letzring, Samuel A. (Jemez Springs, NM)

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape Dynamics. An Introduction  

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Shape dynamics is a completely background-independent universal framework of dynamical theories from which all absolute elements have been eliminated. For particles, only the variables that describe the shapes of the instantaneous particle configurations are dynamical. In the case of Riemannian three-geometries, the only dynamical variables are the parts of the metric that determine angles. The local scale factor plays no role. This leads to a shape-dynamic theory of gravity in which the four-dimensional diffeomorphism invariance of general relativity is replaced by three-dimensional diffeomorphism invariance and three-dimensional conformal invariance. Despite this difference of symmetry groups, it is remarkable that the predictions of the two theories -- shape dynamics and general relativity -- agree on spacetime foliations by hypersurfaces of constant mean extrinsic curvature. However, the two theories are distinct, with shape dynamics having a much more restrictive set of solutions. There are indications that the symmetry group of shape dynamics makes it more amenable to quantization and thus to the creation of quantum gravity. This introduction presents in simple terms the arguments for shape dynamics, its implementation techniques, and a survey of existing results.

Julian Barbour

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shaping environmental “justices”   

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This thesis investigates the concept of environmental justice (EJ) by tracing its origins, the process of its shaping and reshaping, and its adoption in Taiwan. EJ addresses the phenomenon of disproportionate distribution ...

Huang, Chih-Tung

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Emission Shapes  

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Shapes of relative emission sources can be accessed by expanding shapes of correlations at low relative velocities in pair center of mass in Cartesian harmonics. Coefficients of expansion for correlations are related to the respective coefficients of expansion for the sources through one dimensional integral transforms involving properties of pair relative wavefunctions. The methodology is illustrated with analyses of NA49 and PHENIX correlation data.

P. Danielewicz

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Emission Shapes  

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Shapes of relative emission sources can be accessed by expanding shapes of correlations at low relative velocities in pair center of mass in Cartesian harmonics. Coefficients of expansion for correlations are related to the respective coefficients of expansion for the sources through one dimensional integral transforms involving properties of pair relative wavefunctions. The methodology is illustrated with analyses of NA49 and PHENIX correlation data.

Danielewicz, P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System design description for surface moisture measurement system (SMMS)  

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The SMMS has been developed to measure moisture in the top few centimeters of tank waste. The SMMS development was initiated by the preliminary findings of SAR-033, and does not necessarily fulfill any established DQO. After the SAR-033 is released, if no significant changes are made, moisture measurements in the organic waste tanks will rapidly become a DQO. The SMMS was designed to be installed in any 4 inch or larger riser, and to allow maximum adjustability for riser lengths, and is used to deploy a sensor package on the waste surface within a 6 foot radius about the azimuth. The first sensor package will be a neutron probe.

Vargo, G.F.

1996-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Moisture and Temperature on Cotton Root Rot.  

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. BAYLES, B. S., Superintendent J. PAUL LUSK, S. M., Plant Patholog Teachers in the School of Arnicultnre Carryine Coo~erative Projects on the Statit -- . G W ADRIANCE M S ~srociate~~rofessor of Horticulture S ' W 'BI~SING ~h D 'kro&sor of Entomology V... of the season. This initial moisture supply, together mith the additions during the growing season, permitted the continued development of root rot throughout the entire season. ,It the INFLUENCE OF MOISTURE AND TEMPERATURE ON COTTON ROOT ROT 9 end...

Taubenhaus, J. J. (Jacob Joseph); Dana, B. F. (Bliss F.)

1928-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The values and practices associated with high moisture corn  

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be characterized by rate of ruminal fermentation (Stock et al. , 1987). Grains are comprised mostly of starch (corn 64-78, grain sorghum 60-77, and barley 12-14'/0); and crude protein (corn 10-11, grain sorghum 8-12, and barley 12-14'/0) (Rooney, 1986). Many.... , 1986). The moisture percentage, degree of fermentation, and particle size influence not only rates of passage and digestion, but directly or indirectly, influence intake patterns. Cattle fed ground high moisture corn have reduced gains and intakes...

Finch, Charles B

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Moisture in Adsorption, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and  

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various Hg emission sources. A novel low-cost methodology using titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticlesRole of Moisture in Adsorption, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Reemission of Elemental Mercury gas. Without UV irradiation, Hg0 adsorption was found to be insignificant, but it could be enhanced

Li, Ying

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SOIL MOISTURE CHARACTERISTICS IN UPPER PART OF HINDON RIVER CATCHMENT  

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of the contribution of various parts of a watershed to the ground water storage. Convenient and reliable techniques for the water demand of the vegetation, as well as for the recharge of the ground water storage. A fair into ground water aquifers. For analytical studies on soil moisture regime, critical review and accurate

Kumar, C.P.

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Specific heat of apple at different moisture contents and temperatures  

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This work discusses results of experimental investigations of the specific heat, $C$, of apple in a wide interval of moisture contents ($W=0-0.9$) and temperatures ($T = 283-363$ K). The obtained data reveal the important role of the bound water in determination of $C(W,T)$ behaviour. The additive model for description of $C(W)$ dependence in the moisture range of $0.1apple was considered as a mixture of water and hydrated apple material (water plasticised apple) with specific heat $C_h$. The difference between $C_h$ and specific heat of dry apple, $\\Delta Cb=C_h-C_d$, was proposed as a measure of the excess contribution of bound water to the specific heat. The estimated amounts of bound water $W_b$ were comparable with the monolayer moisture content in apple. The analytical equation was proposed for approximation of $C(W,T)$ dependencies in the studied intervals of moisture content and temperature.

Viacheslav Mykhailyk; Nikolai Lebovka

2013-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Distribution and Flow During Drying of Wood and Fiber  

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New understanding, theories, and techniques for moisture flow and distribution were developed in this research on wood and wood fiber. Improved understanding of the mechanisms of flake drying has been provided. Observations of flake drying and drying rate curves revealed that rate of moisture loss consisted of two falling rate periods and no constant rate drying period was observed. Convective heat transfer controls the first period, and bound water diffusion controls the second period. Influence of lower drying temperatures on bending properties of wood flakes was investigated. Drying temperature was found to have a significant influence on bending stiffness and strength. A worksheet for calculation of the energy required to dry a single strandboard flake was developed but has not been tested in an industrial setting yet. A more complete understanding of anisotropic transverse shrinkage of wood is proposed based on test results and statistical analysis. A simplified mod el of a wood cell's cross-section was drawn for calculating differential transverse shrinkage. The model utilizes cell wall thickness and microfibrillar packing density and orientation. In spite of some phenomena of cell wall structure not yet understood completely, the results might explain anisotropic transverse shrinkage to a major extent. Boundary layer theory was found useful for evaluating external moisture resistance during drying. Simulated moisture gradients were quire comparable to the actual gradients in dried wood. A mathematical procedure for determining diffusion and surface emission coefficients was also developed. Thermal conductivity models of wood derived from its anatomical structure were created and tested against experimental values. Model estimations provide insights into changes in heat transfer parameters during drying. Two new techniques for measuring moisture gradients created in wood during drying were developed. A new technique that utilizes optical properties of cobalt chloride was developed for nondestructive determination of surface moisture content. Fundamental new understanding of drying characteristics in wood and fiber has been provided that can be used by researchers to improve drying of wood and fiber. The three techniques for measuring moisture content and gradients provided in this study are efficient, practical, and economical - easy to apply by industry and researchers. An energy consumption worksheet is provided as a first step toward reducing energy consumed during drying of lumber and strandboard flakes. However, it will need additional verification and testing.

Zink-Sharp, Audrey; Hanna, Robert B.

2001-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission and Opportunities for Applications Users  

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Water in the soil—both its amount (soil moisture) and its state (freeze/thaw)—plays a key role in water and energy cycles, in weather and climate, and in the carbon cycle. Additionally, soil moisture touches upon human ...

Brown, Molly E.

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SOIL MOISTURE RETENTION CHARACTERISTICS AND HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY FOR DIFFERENT AREAS IN INDIA IN SELECTED STATES  

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SOIL MOISTURE RETENTION CHARACTERISTICS AND HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY FOR DIFFERENT AREAS IN INDIA systems require knowledge of the relationships between soil moisture content (), soil water pressure (h) and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity (K). This study involved field and laboratory determination of soil

Kumar, C.P.

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The Soil Moisture Active and Passive Mission (SMAP): Science and Applications  

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The soil moisture active and passive mission (SMAP) will provide global maps of soil moisture content and surface freeze/thaw state. Global measurements of these variables are critical for terrestrial water and carbon cycle ...

Entekhabi, Dara

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SOLID WOOD PRODUCTS I TECHNICAL NOTE CALIBRATION OF MOISTURE METERS FOR  

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tanks, and boats, the kiln and allowed to cool. They were content (MC) of wood. However, the cor and electrical resis- cypress have been supplied by moisture handled or conditioned. One moisture tance

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A Coupled Micromechanical Model of Moisture-Induced Damage in Asphalt Mixtures: Formulation and Applications  

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The deleterious effect of moisture on the structural integrity of asphalt mixtures has been recognized as one of the main causes of early deterioration of asphalt pavements. This phenomenon, usually referred to as moisture damage, is defined...

Caro Spinel, Silvia

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and application of soil moisture at varying spatial scales with parameter scaling  

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The dissertation focuses on characterization of subpixel variability within a satellite-based remotely sensed coarse-scale soil moisture footprint. The underlying heterogeneity of coarse-scale soil moisture footprint is masked by the area...

Das, Narendra Narayan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture degradation in FRP bonded concrete systems : an interface fracture approach  

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(cont.) characterization, and kink criterion implementation, form a synergistic analysis of the mechanistic debonding behavior affected by moisture. Results have shown that moisture affected debonding is a highly complex ...

Au, Ching, 1977-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement scheduling for soil moisture sensing: From physical models to optimal control  

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In this paper, we consider the problem of monitoring soil moisture evolution using a wireless network of in situ sensors. Continuously sampling moisture levels with these sensors incurs high-maintenance and energy consumption ...

Shuman, David I.

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Influence of Transpiration Suppressants, Sprinkler Irrigation and Moisture Levels on Transpiration and Evapotranspiration  

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In 1968 and 1969, moisture level treatments were applied to tomatoes and citrus. Light sprinkler applications and white acrylic paint were applied to leaf canopies of tomatoes and citrus. Moisture use and yields as influenced by treatments were...

Gerard, C. J.

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DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID TEST TO DETERMINE MOISTURE SENSTIVITY OF HMA (SUPERPAVE) MIXTURES  

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Exiting test methods to determine moisture sensitivity in hot mix asphalt are time consuming and inconsistent. This research focused on wheel tracking devices to develop a rapid test method to evaluate moisture sensitivity. The Asphalt Pavement...

Shiwakoti, Harihar

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Shaped Offset QPSK Capacity  

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In this work we compute the capacities and the pragmatic capacities of military-standard shaped-offset quadrature phase-shift keying (SOQPSK-MIL) and aeronautical telemetry SOQPSK (SOQPSK-TG). In the pragmatic approach, SOQPSK is treated as a...

Sahin, Cenk

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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On Heteropolymer Shape Dynamics  

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We investigate the time evolution of the heteropolymer model introduced by Iori, Marinari and Parisi to describe some of the features of protein folding mechanisms. We study how the (folded) shape of the chain evolves in time. We find that for short times the mean square distance (squared) between chain configurations evolves according to a power law, $D \\sim t ^\

Pawel Pliszka; Enzo Marinari

1992-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a moisture removal device for turbine steam piping. Final report  

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Moisture-induced erosion and corrosion of nuclear power plant steam pipes is a significant and costly maintenance problem. By removing moisture from steam leaving the high-pressure turbines, high-velocity moisture separators can minimize this damage in a vulnerable system and improve plant thermal performance.

Anderson, R.E.; Draper, K.L.; Kadlec, R.A.; Stoudt, R.A.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Downscaling Satellite Soil Moisture Estimates in the Southern Great Plains through a  

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2009 #12;Motivation · Soil moisture () is a key variable controlling energy and water fluxes among soil components of the energy balance are not di- rectly impacted by soil moisture. Small (10 W m2 ) errors in GDownscaling Satellite Soil Moisture Estimates in the Southern Great Plains through a Calibrated

Vivoni, Enrique R.

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Impacts of vegetation and cold season processes on soil moisture and climate relationships over Eurasia  

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Impacts of vegetation and cold season processes on soil moisture and climate relationships over investigate the impacts of vegetation and cold season processes on soil moisture persistence and climate, without the use of a model, in the former Soviet Union provides a unique look at soil moisture­climate

Ni-Meister, Wenge

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Shape of black holes  

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It is well known that celestial bodies tend to be spherical due to gravity and that rotation produces deviations from this sphericity. We discuss what is known and expected about the shape of black holes' horizons from their formation to their final, stationary state. We present some recent results showing that black hole rotation indeed manifests in the widening of their central regions, limits their global shapes and enforces their whole geometry to be close to the extreme Kerr horizon geometry at almost maximal rotation speed. The results depend only on the horizon area and angular momentum. In particular they are entirely independent of the surrounding geometry of the spacetime and of the presence of matter satisfying the strong energy condition. We also discuss the the relation of this result with the Hoop conjecture.

Clement, María E Gabach

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of moisture content variations in highway subgrades and bases  

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drawn water from an outside source can cause swelling or heaving much greater than that due to the volume change of pore water. Illore heave occurs when the soil has access to an outside source of ::ater, but heave "an 10 occur by a redistribution... is due Hobert E. Schiller, Jr. , Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, for his comments and advice, and. Spencer J. Euchanan, Professor oi' Civil Engi- neering, for his helpful corn ents, TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION SOIL MOISTURE MOVZMZNT...

Jenkins, Edward Donald

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The moisture retention characteristic of four soils from Niger  

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of air at the surface is relatively facile. Hydraulic Conductivity Redistribution of soil water affects plant growth, and the rate and duration of internal moisture flow determines 19 effective soil water storage. This is important to remember when... in sorption (wetting). This characteristic of wetting versus drying for a soil is known as the hysteresis effect (Lal 1979a). Hillel (1980) notes that hysteresis is important for coarse-textured soils in the process of redistribution of soil water...

Landeck, Jonathon Keith

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of moisture convergence in a mesoscale convective complex  

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Committee: Dr. Keuneth C. Brundidge Two separate Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCCs) were investigated to determine if a characteristic surface moisture convergence (MC) signature existed on the mesoscale during their lifecycle. The first storm (Case 1... convergence, a bandpass filtering technique was utilized. It was found that MC could identify the general area of initial thunderstorm activity 2 h prior to its development for both cases. During the initial development stage of Case 1, advection...

Bercherer, John Phillip

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive NMR technique for moisture determination in radioactive materials.  

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This progress report focuses on experimental and computational studies used to evaluate nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting, quantifying, and monitoring hydrogen and other magnetically active nuclei ({sup 3}H, {sup 3}He, {sup 239}Pu, {sup 241}Pu) in Spent nuclear fuels and packaging materials. The detection of moisture by using a toroid cavity NMR imager has been demonstrated in SiO{sub 2} and UO{sub 2} systems. The total moisture was quantified by means of {sup 1}H NMR detection of H{sub 2}O with a sensitivity of 100 ppm. In addition, an MRI technique that was used to determine the moisture distribution also enabled investigators to discriminate between bulk and stationary water sorbed on the particles. This imaging feature is unavailable in any other nondestructive assay (NDA) technique. Following the initial success of this program, the NMR detector volume was scaled up from the original design by a factor of 2000. The capacity of this detector exceeds the size specified by DOE-STD-3013-96.

Aumeier, S.; Gerald, R.E. II; Growney, E.; Nunez, L.; Kaminski, M.

1998-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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ONE DAY ON SHAPE OPTIMIZATION  

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ONE DAY ON SHAPE OPTIMIZATION Tuesday November 17, 2009 Aula Buzano - Dipartimento di Matematica to "Shape Optimization", a very active research field which combines techniques from several areas of mathematics to set out and solve problems where the optimal shape of an object has to be determined, in order

Ceragioli, Francesca

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High-resolution moisture fields retrieved for the first time from both operational and research radars illustrate the low-level moisture variability associated with boundary layer  

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radars illustrate the low-level moisture variability associated with boundary layer processes-Resolution, Low-Level Moisture Fields from Operational NexRad and Research Radars by Rita D. RobeRts, FRĂ©DĂ©Ric Fab vapor measurements extracted from radar using an index of refraction (refractivity) technique developed

Reising, Steven C.

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Using electrical resistance probes for moisture determination in switchgrass windrows  

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Determining moisture levels in windrowed biomass is important for both forage producers and researchers. Energy crops such as switchgrass have been troublesome when using the standard methods set for electrical resistance meters. The objectives of this study were to i) develop the methodologies needed to measure MC in switchgrass using electrical resistance meters, ii) to determine the effects of pressure and probe orientation on MC measurement and iii) to generate MC calibration equations for electrical resistance meters using switchgrass in the senescence growth stage. Two meters (Meter 1, Farmex HT-PRO; Meter 2, Delmhorst F-2000) were selected based on commercial availability. A forage compression apparatus was designed and constructed with on-farm materials and methods to provide a simple system of applying pressure achievable by any forage producer or researcher in the field. Two trials were performed to test four levels of moisture contents (10, 20, 30, and 40%), five pressures (0, 1.68, 3.11, 4.55, 6.22 kN/m 2; 0, 35, 65, 95, 130 lb/ft 2), and two probe orientations (axial and transverse) in a 4x5x2 factorial design. Results indicated that meter accuracy increased as pressure increased. Regression models accounted for 91% and 81% of the variation for Meter 1 and Meter 2 at a pressure of 4.55 kN/m 2 (95 lb/ft 2) and a transverse probe orientation. Calibration equations were developed for both meters to improve moisture measurement accuracy for farmers and researchers in the field.

Chesser Jr., G. D.; Davis, J. D.; Purswell, J. L.; Lemus, R.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture-induced embrittlement of iron aluminides. Final report  

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FeAl alloys {ge}24 at. %Al are H embrittled by both H2 gas and water vapor. This examines effect of H embrittlement by H2 gas and moisture-bearing air on tensile properties and fatigue crack growth resistance of two ordered FeAl intermetallic alloys (28, 36 at. % Al) and one disordered Fe-Al alloy (16 at. % Al). Susceptibility to embrittlement varies with both Al content and ordered state. Tensile ductility of disordered low Al alloy is not affected by moisture-bearing air, and fatigue crack growth resistance is affected only slightly by moisture. However, the higher Al alloys are severely embrittled by moisture-bearing air. Oxidation of Al with concurrent release of H2 is responsible for embrittlement of Fe3Al alloys. It is likely that the smaller amount of Al available for the oxidation reaction in the 16at. % alloy precludes such embrittling reactions. In contrast, H2 is found to be embrittling to all alloys in both cyclic and monotonic tests. Fractography shows that H2 preferentially attacks cleavage planes in these alloys. Inherent fatigue crack growth resistance in an inert environment of the low Al disordered alloy is found to be much lower than that for the high Al alloys. Fatigue crack growth rate in an embrittling environment can be expressed as superposed mechanical fatigue and corrosion-fatigue components. Fatigue crack growth tests in inert and embrittling environments are used to isolate corrosion fatigue of the crack growth rate in Fe-28at. %Al. The corrosion-fatigue component displays a frequency dependence: At lower frequencies, more time is available for penetration of H ahead of the crack tip. H transport in the Fe-Al alloys occurs primarily by dislocation-assisted transport, which allows for penetration depths of 10-100x the distance that can be achieved by bulk diffusion. An equation is developed for the corrosion-fatigue component of crack growth rate which includes stress intensity range and frequency dependence.

Castagna, A.; Stoloff, N.S. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of moisture in solids using high frequency methods  

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~, An induction-Ccpacit Oscillator of Unusual Fre uenc Stabi lit-, Proc ~ I. -". ". , larch, 1948 ~ (14) Glass':one, Samuel, Textbook of Physical Chemistry? D. Tan Nostrand Companv, Ino. , New York, 1947 pp 417 (15) Ibid, pp, 333 ... and low melting solids ~ . '. :eascrement of a change in a physical consL'ant ro deucrcc ne moisture content is incorporated in many methods' The chango in dielectric constant has been used with some success (0, 7 ' 8), 'cut s. "a' n it has boon more...

Burton, Melven Boyd

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient Analysis for Thermal and Moisture Behavior of Building Elements  

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(,0)mx m= (10) 3.SOLVING METHOD Applying the Laplace transformation to Eqs.(3), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8) with respect to t , they become 2 00 dTLSTTSm dx ??=?? + m (11) 2 00 dmDSmmST dx T? ?=?? + (12) 11 11 1 11 (,) [(,) ] (1... diffusivity approaches unity. So far, there have been many studies[3,8]concerned with the interactive effect between temperature and moisture, experimentally or analytically. However, for the convenience of analysis, most of the analytical investigations...

Guo, X.; Chen, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conquering Moisture and Humidity in Your Home | Department of Energy  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to User Group andCompositional Account InformationConquering Moisture and

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A study of the troxler nuclear soil density and moisture gauges  

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Be 60 source was used in moisture determinations and a Co source in density measurements. Average deviations of 0. 8 pounds of water per cubic foot of soil were reported for moisture measurements. Density measurements varied by 3 pounds per cubic... foot. It was found that moisture readings may be affected by chemically bound water but for mineral soils, soil type generally has little effect on the calibration of these instruments. Goldberg et al (15) in 1955 constructed a sensitive, r liable...

Friedenwald, Robert Lane

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Determination of Moisture and Fat in Meats By Microwave And Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis  

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), since the degree of heating for moisture determination is generally performed at 95-105°C to prevent decomposition of lipids, proteins, or other components within the sample that could release compounds and falsify moisture results (Honikel 2009...) and displays the result on the equipment’s digital readout panel (AOAC 2006c). The four greatest advantages to using this method include the rapid determination of moisture content (3-5 min), the ease of use of the instrument (does not require highly...

Claflin, Amy Elizabeth

2013-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced MR moisture sensor market feasibility analysis. Executive summary  

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This paper briefly documents activities, background information, and results of marketing studies on the Magnetic Resonance Advanced Moisture Sensor (AMS). The main goals of the study are to identify industrial uses to guide development efforts, to become familiar with the industrial and magnetic resonance research capabilities/resources at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and to develop a summary data sheet describing the AMS product for use with a broad mail survey of potential users. The studies are being performed through an alliance of Quantum Magnetics, US DOE, SwRI, The Townsend Agency, and PAI Partners. Efforts are being focused on NIR, Raman, and other optical spectroscopies as process measurement tools for onstream applications. Domestic and world markets for process analytical instrumentation, process moisture instrumentation, and nuclear magnetic resonance instrumentation are summarized. Three applications are identified as the most promising for magnetic resonance instrumentation: (1) polymer production, (2) pharmaceuticals preparation, and (3) prepared food processing. It is estimated that the process magnetic resonance market could reach $5 to $10 million annually by the end of this decade.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature and moisture dependence of dielectric constant for silica aerogels  

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The dielectric constants of silica aerogels are among the lowest measured for any solid material. The silica aerogels also exhibit low thermal expansion and are thermally stable to temperatures exceeding 500{degrees}C. However, due to the open porosity and large surface areas for aerogels, their dielectric constants are strongly affected by moisture and temperature. This paper presents data for the dielectric constants of silica aerogels as a function of moisture content at 25{degrees}C, and as a function of temperature, for temperatures in the range from 25{degrees}C to 450{degrees}C. Dielectric constant data are also given for silica aerogels that are heat treated in dry nitrogen at 500{degrees}C, then cooled to 25{degrees}C for measurements in dry air. All measurements are made on bulk aerogel spheres at 22GHz microwave frequency, using a cavity perturbation method. The results of the dependence found here for bulk materials can be inferred to apply also to thin films of silica aerogels having similar nano-structures and densities.

Hrubesh, L.H., LLNL

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric moisture budget Sample Search...  

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-deficient atmospheric column under dry surface conditions. By contrast, under high soil moisture (or energy... , and horizontal and vertical ... Source: Sobel, Adam -...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric moisture content Sample Search...  

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York Collection: Geosciences 53 Direct and indirect effects of atmospheric conditions and soil moisture on surface energy partitioning revealed by a prolonged drought at a Summary:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - antecedent soil moisture Sample Search...  

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"homogenizing" effect of vegetation... 16 September 2010. 1 By partitioning mass and energy fluxes, soil moisture exerts a fundamental... experiment, this study investigates...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anomalous moisture diffusion Sample Search...  

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Science ; Engineering 9 Direct and indirect effects of atmospheric conditions and soil moisture on surface energy partitioning revealed by a prolonged drought at a Summary:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area moisture sources Sample Search Results  

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source of indoor moisture: ... Source: California Energy Commission Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 8 Different responses of MODIS-derived NDVI to...

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Results of experimental tests and calibrations of the surface neutron moisture measurement probe  

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The surface neutron moisture probe has been tested both to demonstrate that is is able to operate in the expected in-tank temperature and gamma-ray fields and to provide detector responses to known moisture concentration materials. The probe will properly function in a simultaneous high temperature (80 degrees C) and high gamma radiation field (210 rad/hr)environment. Comparisons between computer model predicted and experimentally measured detector responses to changes in moisture provide a basis for the probe calibration to in-tank moisture concentrations.

Watson, W.T.; Bussell, J.H., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

97

Shape transformations of toroidal vesicles  

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Morphologies of genus-1 and 2 toroidal vesicles are studied numerically by dynamically triangulated membrane models and experimentally by confocal laser microscopy. Our simulation results reproduce shape transformations observed in our experiments well. At large reduced volumes of the genus-1 vesicles, obtained vesicle shapes agree with the previous theoretical prediction, in which axisymmetric shapes are assumed: double-necked stomatocyte, discoidal toroid, and circular toroid. However, for small reduced volumes, it is revealed that a non-axisymmetric discoidal toroid and handled discocyte exist in thermal equilibrium in the parameter range, in which the previous theory predicts axisymmetric discoidal shapes. Polygonal toroidal vesicles and subsequent budding transitions are also found. The entropy caused by shape fluctuations slightly modifies the stability of the vesicle shapes.

Hiroshi Noguchi; Ai Sakashita; Masayuki Imai

2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

98

Pulse shaping with transmission lines  

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A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

Wilcox, Russell B. (Oakland, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Pulse shaping with transmission lines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

Wilcox, R.B.

1985-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

100

Shaping science education in just  

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Shaping science education in just 100 words SIR -- A science workshop held in Venice earlier, cloning, DNA, ecosystem, electricity, electron, element, energy, entropy, environment, enzyme, equilibrium

Cai, Long

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101

AIAA 20033498 Viscous Aerodynamic Shape  

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AIAA 2003­3498 Viscous Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Wings including Planform Variables Kasidit Aerodynamics Conference Orlando, Florida/June 23­26, 2003 For permission to copy or republish, contact­4344 #12;VISCOUS AERODYNAMIC SHAPE OPTIMIZATION OF WINGS INCLUDING PLANFORM VARIABLES Kasidit Leoviriyakit

Jameson, Antony

102

Method and apparatus for fuel gas moisturization and heating  

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Fuel gas is saturated with water heated with a heat recovery steam generator heat source. The heat source is preferably a water heating section downstream of the lower pressure evaporator to provide better temperature matching between the hot and cold heat exchange streams in that portion of the heat recovery steam generator. The increased gas mass flow due to the addition of moisture results in increased power output from the gas and steam turbines. Fuel gas saturation is followed by superheating the fuel, preferably with bottom cycle heat sources, resulting in a larger thermal efficiency gain compared to current fuel heating methods. There is a gain in power output compared to no fuel heating, even when heating the fuel to above the LP steam temperature.

Ranasinghe, Jatila (Niskayuna, NY); Smith, Raub Warfield (Ballston Lake, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Free form hemispherical shaped charge  

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A hemispherical shaped charge has been modified such that one side of the hemisphere is spherical and the other is aspherical allowing a wall thickness variation in the liner. A further modification is to use an elongated hemispherical shape. The liner has a thick wall at its pole and a thin wall at the equator with a continually decreasing wall thickness from the pole to the equator. The ratio of the wall thickness from the pole to the equator varies depending on liner material and HE shape. Hemispherical shaped charges have previously been limited to spherical shapes with no variations in wall thicknesses. By redesign of the basic liner thicknesses, the jet properties of coherence, stability, and mass distribution have been significantly improved. 8 figs.

Haselman, L.C. Jr.

1996-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

104

Free form hemispherical shaped charge  

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A hemispherical shaped charge has been modified such that one side of the hemisphere is spherical and the other is aspherical allowing a wall thickness variation in the liner. A further modification is to use an elongated hemispherical shape. The liner has a thick wall at its pole and a thin wall at the equator with a continually decreasing wall thickness from the pole to the equator. The ratio of the wall thickness from the pole to the equator varies depending on liner material and HE shape. Hemispherical shaped charges have previously been limited to spherical shapes with no variations in wall thicknesses. By redesign of the basic liner thicknesses, the jet properties of coherence, stability, and mass distribution have been significantly improved.

Haselman, Jr., Leonard C. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

SOIL MOISTURE RETENTION CHARACTERISTICS AT RD 838 OF I. G. N. P. STAGE -II  

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soil physical properties are those which govern the transport and storage of energy, momentum and mass1 SOIL MOISTURE RETENTION CHARACTERISTICS AT RD 838 OF I. G. N. P. STAGE - II C. P. Kumar* Sanjay knowledge of the relationships between soil moisture content (), soil water pressure (h) and unsaturated

Kumar, C.P.

106

Tight coupling between soil moisture and the surface radiation budget in semiarid environments: Implications for  

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. Therefore the available energy, Qa, is higher by 80 W mĂ?2 when the soil is wet. This change is 22 moist static energy. However, the intervals during which soil moisture is high and therefore Rn and QaTight coupling between soil moisture and the surface radiation budget in semiarid environments

Small, Eric

107

Monitoring ET, Soil Moisture Saves Farmers Water, Energy, Time and Money  

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Monitoring ET, Soil Moisture Saves Farmers Water, Energy, Time and Money By Sandi Alswager Karstens, IANR News Service High energy costs mean farmers are looking for ways to reduce irrigation costs this summer. Using newer technologies such as evapotranspiration, or ET, gauges and soil moisture sensors

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

108

SOIL MOISTURE CHARACTERIZATION USING MULTI-ANGULAR POLARIMETRIC RADARSAT-2 DATASETS  

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SOIL MOISTURE CHARACTERIZATION USING MULTI-ANGULAR POLARIMETRIC RADARSAT-2 DATASETS Hongquan Wang to be a solution to improve the effectiveness of bare soil char- acterization. However, the potential single and multiple incidence angle acquisitions is investigated against in situ soil moisture

Boyer, Edmond

109

Observational Datasets We use two different satellite soil moisture datasets, one derived from the Advanced Microwave  

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Observational Datasets We use two different satellite soil moisture datasets, one derived from of the datasets. Whilst the AMSRE soil moisture product is gridded at 0.25°, the footprint of the sensor different precipitation datasets which use a combination of satellite data and, in some cases, surface

Guichard, Francoise

110

NEC Hazardous classification and compliance regarding the surface moisture monitor measurement system  

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The National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and National Fire Protection Association requirements for use of Surface Moisture Monitor Systems in classified locations are discussed. The design and configuration of the surface moisture monitor are analyzed with respect to how they comply with requirements of the National Electrical Code requirements, articles 500-504.

Bussell, J.H., WHC

1996-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

111

Mapping in-field cotton fiber quality and relating it to soil moisture  

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, a portion of the Texas A&M Research farm near College Station, Texas, to explore the spatial variability of cotton fiber quality and quantify its relationship with in-season soil moisture content. Cotton samples and in-situ soil moisture measurements...

Ge, Yufeng

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

112

Dynamic Effects on Moisture Transport in Asphalt Concrete M. Emin Kutay1  

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Dynamic Effects on Moisture Transport in Asphalt Concrete M. Emin Kutay1 and Ahmet H. Aydilek2 2007 133:7 406 CE Database subject headings: Moisture; Asphalt concrete; Dynamics; Hydraulic and Magdalena 2002 ; however, limited research has been conducted in modeling dynamic flow in porous geomedia

Aydilek, Ahmet

113

Optimization of stomatal conductance for maximum carbon gain under dynamic soil moisture  

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Optimization of stomatal conductance for maximum carbon gain under dynamic soil moisture Stefano Accepted 26 September 2013 Available online 9 October 2013 Keywords: Optimization Photosynthesis Soil moisture Stomatal conductance Transpiration a b s t r a c t Optimization theories explain a variety

Katul, Gabriel

114

Analysis of moisture variability in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year  

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Analysis of moisture variability in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 15-year reanalysis (ERA-15) moisture over the tropical oceans. Introduction [2] Because water vapor is the most significant green- house gas and it exhibits a strong

Allan, Richard P.

115

Peel and Shear Fracture Characterization of Debonding in FRP Plated Concrete Affected by Moisture  

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polymer CFRP plated concrete systems by mechanically testing accelerated moisture conditioned mesoscalePeel and Shear Fracture Characterization of Debonding in FRP Plated Concrete Affected by Moisture fracture toughness as the quantification parameter of the CFRP-epoxy-concrete trilayer system, which

Entekhabi, Dara

116

The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone  

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Moisture content is a critical parameter affecting both liquid-phase and vapor-phase contaminant transport in the vadose zone. The objective of our three-year research project is to determine the optimal way to use of radar methods--both surface and borehole--as a noninvasive means of determining in situ moisture content. In our research we focus on two specific aspects of the link between radar images and moisture content. The first question we address is: Can we use a measure of the dielectric constant of a volume of the subsurface to determine the moisture content of that volume? The second question we address is: Can we use the radar data to characterize the spatial variability in moisture content?

Knight, Rosemary

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Effects of moisture and hydrogen content on the heating value of fuels  

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In this work, effects of moisture and hydrogen contents on lower heating value (LHV) of fuels were investigated. The LHV at constant pressure measures the enthalpy change of combustion with and without water condensed, respectively. Moisture in biomass generally decreases its heating value. Moisture in biomass is stored in spaces within the dead cells and within the cell walls. Higher heating value (HHV) of a fuel decreases with increasing of its moisture content. The LHV of a fuel increases with increasing of its hydrogen content. The LHV of a fuel depends on its oxygen content and the LHV of a fuel decreases with increasing of its oxygen content. The LHV of a fuel increases with increasing the hydrogen content due to cause combustion water. Moisture in a fuel generally decreases its HHV. The LHV of a fuel increases with increasing the sulfur content due to SOx gases absorbed by water.

Demirbas, A. [Selcuk University, Konya (Turkey). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Effect of bed medium moisture on {alpha}-pinene removal by biofilters  

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In this study, laboratory scale continuous flow bioifilters were used to determine the effect of bed medium moisture on biofilter performance when treating off-gases containing {alpha}-pinene. Biofilters were packed using a proprietary wood waste bed medium and were operated at a flow rate of 700 ml of air per min, yielding an empty bed residence time of 2 minutes. For the bed medium moisture levels tested, a biofilter bed held at 100% moisture on a dry weight basis demonstrated the best overall {alpha}-pinene removal results. Volumetric productivity and percent removal were higher, while the time to reach maximum removal efficiency was decreased compared to biofilters operated at 40, 60 and 80% bed medium moisture. Results indicate that control of moisture in a biofilter is important for maximum removal of {alpha}-pinene.

Lee, B.D.; Apel, W.A.; Cook, L.L. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Nichols, K.M. [Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, WA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

119

Method for joining ceramic shapes  

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A method for joining shapes of ceramic materials together to form a unitary ceramic structure. In the method of the invention, a mixture of two or more chemical components which will react exothermically is placed between the surfaces to be joined, and the joined shapes heated to a temperature sufficient to initiate the exothermic reaction forming a joining material which acts to bond the shapes together. Reaction materials are chosen which will react exothermically at temperatures below the degradation temperature of the materials to be joined. The process is particularly suited for joining composite materials of the silicon carbide-silicon carbide fiber type.

Rabin, Barry H. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Shape reconstruction from gradient data  

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We present a generalized method for reconstructing the shape of an object from measured gradient data. A certain class of optical sensors does not measure the shape of an object but rather its local slope. These sensors display several advantages, including high information efficiency, sensitivity, and robustness. For many applications, however, it is necessary to acquire the shape, which must be calculated from the slopes by numerical integration. Existing integration techniques show drawbacks that render them unusable in many cases. Our method is based on an approximation employing radial basis functions. It can be applied to irregularly sampled, noisy, and incomplete data, and it reconstructs surfaces both locally and globally with high accuracy.

Ettl, Svenja; Kaminski, Juergen; Knauer, Markus C.; Haeusler, Gerd

2008-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Shape memory polymer foams for endovascular therapies  

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A system for occluding a physical anomaly. One embodiment comprises a shape memory material body wherein the shape memory material body fits within the physical anomaly occluding the physical anomaly. The shape memory material body has a primary shape for occluding the physical anomaly and a secondary shape for being positioned in the physical anomaly.

Wilson, Thomas S. (Castro Valley, CA); Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

122

Caribbean and Pacific moisture sources on the Isthmus of Panama revealed from stalagmite and surface water d18  

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Caribbean and Pacific moisture sources on the Isthmus of Panama revealed from stalagmite values from Panama and Costa Rica. The d18 O values decrease with distance from the Caribbean Sea a contribution of both Caribbean and Pacific sourced moisture to the isthmus. We estimated the Pacific moisture

Asmerom, Yemane

123

On the spectrum of soil moisture from hourly to interannual scales Gabriel G. Katul,1,2  

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model can be derived for the soil moisture content energy spectrum (Es( f ), where f is frequencyOn the spectrum of soil moisture from hourly to interannual scales Gabriel G. Katul,1,2 Amilcare 22 May 2007. [1] The spectrum of soil moisture content at scales ranging from 1 hour to 8 years

124

Effects of outside storage on the energy potential of hardwood particulate fuels: part 1. Moisture content and temperature  

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Widespread use of woody materials for industrial fuels has generated interest and concern about the energy value of fuels stored outdoors. This paper reports on the effect of storage for periods up to 1 year on the temperature and moisture content (MC) of wood particulate fuels in cone-shaped piles according to the type of fuel and height of pile. Three fuels - hardwood whole-tree chips, bark, and sawdust - were stored in piles 10, 15, and 20 feet high. The experimental piles were built during the late summer of 1978 at the Union Camp woodyard in Ford, Virginia. Internal pile temperatures rose rapidly during the first weeks to highs of 45 degrees C for whole-tree chips and 73 degrees C for bark and sawdust. In the bark and chip piles these temperatures fluctuated seasonally. The interior temperature of the sawdust pile was insensitive to ambient temperature changes and declined slowly throughout the remainder of the study. Within the first 60 to 120 days of storage, the surfaces of all piles became saturated with moisture. The interior zones of the bark and sawdust piles remained at or slightly above the original MC while the corresponding regions of the chip pile exhibited some drying. After 1 year's time, the weighted average MCs of chips, bark, and sawdust increased by 84, 108, and 191 percent, respectively, over the original MCs. To minimize increases of MC in stored woody fuels, storage time should be kept to less than 60 days, chips should be preferred to bark and sawdust, and piles should be built as high as possible consistent with available space and storage procedures which limit the potential for spontaneous combustion.

White, M.S.; Curtis, M.L.; Sarles, R.L.; Green, D.W.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Soil moisture in complex terrain: quantifying effects on atmospheric boundary layer flow and providing improved surface boundary conditions for mesoscale models  

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74 ii Soil Moisture Sensors: Decagon ECH2O Capacitance133 A.10 Soil types corresponding to each75 Soil Moisture and Temperature Probe

Daniels, Megan Hanako

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Development of the prototype Munitions Case Moisture Meter, Model ORNL-1  

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There is a great need for a rapid and simple means of determining the moisture content in combustible cartridge case (ccc) munitions. Previous studies have demonstrated that accumulation of moisture in ccc rounds, such as the M829, leads to softening of the case wall and weakening of the adhesive joint. Moisture in the ccc can lead to incomplete combustion of the case upon firing the round. Currently, there are no facile methods for measuring the moisture content. A prototype portable meter for non-destructive and rapid estimation of moisture in ccc has been developed. The Munitions Case Moisture Meter Model ORNL-1 demonstrates the feasibility of developing an instrument based on the moisture dependence of dielectric properties, to measure moisture in ccc munitions in storage and in the field. These instruments are simple, inexpensive, lightweight, portable, low-power battery operated, and intrinsically safe. They provide nondestructive, noninvasive, and rapid measurements. Calibration data for the prototype are not available at this time. Therefore, calibration of the meter and the development of a scale reading directly moisture content in munitions rounds could not be completed. These data will be supplied by the US Army from its tests of the meter with actual munitions. However, experimental results on empty cccs in laboratory conditions demonstrate satisfactory performance of the instrument. Additional work is needed to bring the prototype to its optimum usefulness and accuracy for field measurements. This includes: Calibration of the meter scale with full-up munitions; Data and evaluation procedures to adjust the performance of the meter for different environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity; and Studies of the dielectric properties of moist ccc materials, as a function of frequency and temperature, are needed for adjustment of the meter for optimal performance.

Agouridis, D.C.; Gayle, T.M.; Griest, W.H.

1993-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the prototype Munitions Case Moisture Meter, Model ORNL-1. Final report  

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There is a great need for a rapid and simple means of determining the moisture content in combustible cartridge case (ccc) munitions. Previous studies have demonstrated that accumulation of moisture in ccc rounds, such as the M829, leads to softening of the case wall and weakening of the adhesive joint. Moisture in the ccc can lead to incomplete combustion of the case upon firing the round. Currently, there are no facile methods for measuring the moisture content. A prototype portable meter for non-destructive and rapid estimation of moisture in ccc has been developed. The Munitions Case Moisture Meter Model ORNL-1 demonstrates the feasibility of developing an instrument based on the moisture dependence of dielectric properties, to measure moisture in ccc munitions in storage and in the field. These instruments are simple, inexpensive, lightweight, portable, low-power battery operated, and intrinsically safe. They provide nondestructive, noninvasive, and rapid measurements. Calibration data for the prototype are not available at this time. Therefore, calibration of the meter and the development of a scale reading directly moisture content in munitions rounds could not be completed. These data will be supplied by the US Army from its tests of the meter with actual munitions. However, experimental results on empty cccs in laboratory conditions demonstrate satisfactory performance of the instrument. Additional work is needed to bring the prototype to its optimum usefulness and accuracy for field measurements. This includes: Calibration of the meter scale with full-up munitions; Data and evaluation procedures to adjust the performance of the meter for different environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity; and Studies of the dielectric properties of moist ccc materials, as a function of frequency and temperature, are needed for adjustment of the meter for optimal performance.

Agouridis, D.C.; Gayle, T.M.; Griest, W.H.

1993-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

128

Measurements of Backsheet Moisture Permeation and Encapsulant-Substrate Adhesion: Preprint  

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Presented at the 2001 NCPV Program Review Meeting: Measurements of backsheet moisture permeation and encapsulant-substrate adhesion. At the March 2001 NCPV workshop on ''Moisture Ingress and High-Voltage Isolation'', industry participants identified several properties associated with PV module durability that are critical for commercial success. These include interface conductivity, adhesion of encapsulants to substrate materials as a function of in-service exposure conditions, and moisture permeation through backsheet materials as a function of temperature. Electrical data is discussed in a companion paper; adhesion and water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) measurements are presented herein.

Jorgensen, G.; Terwilliger, K.; Barber, G.; Kennedy, C.; McMahon, T.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Moisture in Molasses as a Factor in the Heating of Feeds.  

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sugars after inversion, moisture, Brix and ash. Moist.ure was determined by the vacuum oven drying method and ranged from 19 to over 31 percent. Over 71.0 percent of the samples contained 26 percent or more of lwater. If 10 percent of molasses... in a feed contain a normal amount of water, the extra water added in the molasses might raise the moisture content to an unsafe level. Different values for solids were obtained by the Brix and the vacuum oven drying methods, Brix is an unreliable...

Halick, John V.; Richardson, L. R.

1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Relationship Between Soil Moisture Storage and Deep Percolation and Subsurface Return Flow  

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A simulation study was performed to analyze the relationship between the volume of moisture stored in a soil profile and the rate of percolation and subsurface return flow. The simulation study was derived on the basis of the Richards equation...

Nieber, J. L.

131

PATTERNS OF LEAF WETTABILITY ALONG AN EXTREME MOISTURE GRADIENT IN WESTERN PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA  

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PATTERNS OF LEAF WETTABILITY ALONG AN EXTREME MOISTURE GRADIENT IN WESTERN PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA Patagonia, Argentina. Morphological and structural characteristics of leaves significantly affected leaf surfaces. Keywords: leaf wetness, morphology, water droplet, Patagonia, gradient. Introduction A large

Brewer, Carol

132

Moisture sensor based on evanescent wave light scattering by porous sol-gel silica coating  

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An optical fiber moisture sensor that can be used to sense moisture present in gas phase in a wide range of concentrations is provided, as well techniques for making the same. The present invention includes a method that utilizes the light scattering phenomenon which occurs in a porous sol-gel silica by coating an optical fiber core with such silica. Thus, a porous sol-gel silica polymer coated on an optical fiber core forms the transducer of an optical fiber moisture sensor according to an embodiment. The resulting optical fiber sensor of the present invention can be used in various applications, including to sense moisture content in indoor/outdoor air, soil, concrete, and low/high temperature gas streams.

Tao, Shiquan; Singh, Jagdish P.; Winstead, Christopher B.

2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

133

Effects of Material Moisture Adsorption and Desorption on Building Cooling Loads  

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Moisture adsorption and desorption (MAD) by internal building materials and furnishings can be significant in buildings. For many building cooling strategies, MAD may have overriding effects on building cooling loads. For example, natural...

Fairey, P.; Kosar, D.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

A Continuum Coupled Moisture-mechanical Constitutive Model for Asphalt Concrete  

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constitutive relationships are implemented in the Pavement Analysis using Nonlinear Damage Approach (PANDA) finite element (FE) package to model the moisture damage effect on the complex environmental-mechanical response of asphalt concrete. The developed...

Shakiba, Maryam

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

135

Influence of fundamental material properties and air void structure on moisture damage of asphalt mixes  

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to the properties of the materials and the microstructure distribution, while the external factors include the environmental conditions, production and construction practices, pavement design, and traffic level. The majority of the research on moisture damage...

Arambula Mercado, Edith

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

136

Modeling land surface processes of the midwestern United States : predicting soil moisture under a warmer climate  

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This dissertation seeks to quantify the response of soil moisture to climate change in the midwestern United States. To assess this response, a dynamic global vegetation model, Integrated Biosphere Simulator, was coupled ...

Winter, Jonathan (Jonathan Mark)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

February 1992 R. H. Johnson 353 Heat and Moisture Sources and Sinks of Asian Monsoon  

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February 1992 R. H. Johnson 353 Heat and Moisture Sources and Sinks of Asian Monsoon Precipitating Systems By Richard H. Johnson Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Johnson, Richard H.

138

E-Print Network 3.0 - active heat moisture Sample Search Results  

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

Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: active heat moisture Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Page 1-1 CCHHAAPPTTEERR...

139

Measurement of moisture and total reducing sugars using Near Infrared Spectroscopy  

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industrial applications. In this project, the accuracy and feasibility of measuring moisture and total reducing sugar content in a vegetable medium using a Near Infrared Spectroscopy technique was investigated as an alternative to slow and tedious classical...

Mehrubeoglu, Mehrube

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

140

OVERSTORY-IMPOSED HETEROGENEITY IN SOLAR RADIATION AND SOIL MOISTURE IN A SEMIARID WOODLAND  

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plants and the intercanopy patches that separate them, yielding an overstory with intermediate closure. Field measurements of microclimate at the scale of canopy patches, particularly for near-ground solar radiation and soil moisture, are largely lacking...

Breshears, David D.; Rich, Paul M.; Barnes, Fairley J.; Katherine, Campbell

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES  

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TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES by Mei Li A thesis graduate students in the composite materials group for their help and kindness. Finally, thanks to my dear

142

Investigation of Conditions for Moisture Damage in Asphalt Concrete and Appropriate Laboratory Test Methods  

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of Asphalt Concrete-Physical Testing. ” Final Report, #930-of Asphalt Concrete: Chemical Testing. ” Alabama Highwayconcrete mixes, it is preferred to use a mix that would have good moisture resistance under laboratory testing

Lu, Qing

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Investigation of Conditions for Moisture Damage in Asphalt Concrete and Appropriate Laboratory Test Methods  

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of Asphalt Concrete-Physical Testing. ” Final Report no.of Asphalt Concrete: Chemical Testing. ” Alabama Highwayconcrete mixes, it is preferable to use a mix that would have good moisture resistance under laboratory testing

Harvey, John T; Lu, Qing

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODEL 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE: IMPACT OF CAPLUG REMOVAL ON FIBERBOARD MOISTURE LEVEL  

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Two 9975 shipping packages were removed from KAC and provided to SRNL for test purposes, after both packages were found to exceed the 1 inch maximum criterion for the axial gap at the top of the package. Package 9975-01818 was found with an axial gap of 1.437 inch, and an estimated 2.5 liters of excess moisture in the lower fiberboard layers. Package 9975-02287 was found with an axial gap of 1.008 inch, and only slightly elevated moisture levels relative to typical packages. Prior data from the 9975 Surveillance Program has shown that the 9975 drum provides a degree of isolation, and will tend to preserve fiberboard moisture levels for an extended period of time. Both packages were provided to SRNL to identify whether removal of the 4 caplugs in each package would allow moisture to escape the package. Following testing with the caplugs removed for approximately 1 year, this report documents the findings from this effort. Two 9975 shipping packages removed from service in K-Area Complex (KAC) due to an excessive axial gap have been tested in SRNL to determine if caplug removal would facilitate the reduction of excess fiberboard moisture. An additional question to be answered through this testing was whether the resulting moisture loss would reduce the axial gap, reversing the effect seen during storage with excess moisture present. These packages have completed approximately 1 year in test, during which time the weight of each package has steadily decreased as a result of moisture migration out of the package. However, elevated moisture levels still remain in the packages. During this test period, the bottom fiberboard layers of package 9975-01818 (which contained the greater amount of excess moisture) experienced further compaction, and the axial gap of both packages has increased. This effort has shown that removal of the caplugs may not be a sufficient measure to rehabilitate packages with excess moisture or excess axial gaps in a timely manner. However, this measure might make a meaningful contribution in combination with other actions (to be determined). It is recommended that the caplug removal tests in SRNL be discontinued at this time.

Daugherty, W.

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Variation of Soil Type and Soil Moisture in the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System  

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Soil characteristics (texture and moisture) are typically assumed to be initially constant when performing simulations with the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). Soil texture is spatially homogeneous and time-independent, while soil moisture is often spatially homogeneous initially, but time-dependent. This report discusses the conversion of a global data set of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) soil types to RAMS soil texture and the subsequent modifications required in RAMS to ingest this information. Spatial variations in initial soil moisture obtained from the National Center for Environmental Predictions (NCEP) large-scale models are also introduced. Comparisons involving simulations over the southeastern United States for two different time periods, one during warmer, more humid summer conditions, and one during cooler, dryer winter conditions, reveals differences in surface conditions related to increases or decreases in near-surface atmospheric moisture con tent as a result of different soil properties. Three separate simulation types were considered. The base case assumed spatially homogeneous soil texture and initial soil moisture. The second case assumed variable soil texture and constant initial soil moisture, while the third case allowed for both variable soil texture and initial soil moisture. The simulation domain was further divided into four geographically distinct regions. It is concluded there is a more dramatic impact on thermodynamic variables (surface temperature and dewpoint) than on surface winds, and a more pronounced variability in results during the summer period. While no obvious trends in surface winds or dewpoint temperature were found relative to observations covering all regions and times, improvement in surface temperatures in most regions and time periods was generally seen with the incorporation of variable soil texture and initial soil moisture.

Buckley, R.

2001-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Balance Partitioning and Net Radiation Controls on Soil Moisture – Precipitation Feedbacks  

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Energy Balance Partitioning and Net Radiation Controls on Soil Moisture– Precipitation Feedbacks Aubrey R. Jones and Nathaniel A. Brunsell* Department of Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Received 19 May 2008; accepted 14 January... 2009 ABSTRACT: A series of model runs using the University of Oklahoma’s Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) were conducted to investigate the relative impacts of energy balance partitioning and net radiation on soil moisture...

Jones, Aubrey R.; Brunsell, Nathaniel A.

2009-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the moisture-fertility requirements of cotton in the Brazos River Valley, 1957  

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LIBRARY II a III COLLEI:. e& 7EXAs STUDY OF THE MOISTURE-FERTILITY REQUIREMENTS OF COTTON IN THE BRAZOS RIVER VALLEY - 1957 A Thesis by CARROLL VIAYNE KEESE Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College... of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1958 Major Sub]ect: Agricultural Engineering STUDY OF THE MOISTURE-FERTILITY REQUIREMENTS OF COTTON IN THE BRAVOS RIVER VALLEY - 1957 A Thesis by CARROLL...

Keese, Carroll Wayne

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substrate Moisture Content Effects on Growth and Shelf Life of Angelonia angustifolia  

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plants to non-lethal dry down cycles throughout production, has been shown to improve moisture stress tolerance during production through reductions in transpirational water loss (Eakes et al., 1991). Imposing MSC until visible wilt during production... the growing medium was greater in MSC plants compared to the control plants (Eakes et al., 1991). Overall, MSC plants were able to acclimate to the lower moisture levels by stomatal changes and better regulation of transpiration compared to control plants...

Bingham, Alison

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the relationship between certain moisture parameters and severe convective storms in central Oklahoma  

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A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CERTAIN MOISTURE PARAMETERS AND SEVERE CONVECTIVE STORMS IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA A Thesis by CARVEN ALLEN SCOTT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Meteorology A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CERTAIN MOISTURE PARAMETERS AND SEVERE CONVECTIVE STORMS IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA A Thesis by CARVEN ALLEN SCOTT Approved as to style...

Scott, Carven Allen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

150

Evaluation of oil shale bitumen as a pavement asphalt additive to reduce moisture damage susceptibility  

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An unrefined shale bitumen was evaluated as an agent to reduce moisture damage susceptibility of asphalt aggregate mixtures. Some activity was observed but less than might have been expected based on the molecular weight and nitrogen content of the bitumen. The counter effects of free carboxylic acids, which are known to be variable in asphalt and which are also present in the unrefined bitumen, appear to diminish the activity of the bitumen to inhibit moisture damage. 5 refs., 1 tab.

Robertson, R.E.; Harnsberger, P.M.; Wolf, J.M.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Effect of external stress on moisture diffusion in an epoxy resin and its composite material  

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EFFECT OF EXTERNAL STRESS ON MOISTURE DIFFUSION IN AN EPOXY RESIN AND ITS C(MPOSITE MATERIAL A Thesis by MICHAEL CHAMBERLAIN HENSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1986 Major Subject: Civil Engineering EFFECT OF EXTERNAL STRESS ON MOISTURE DIFFUSION IN AN EPOXY RESIN AND ITS CCNPOSITE MATERIAL A Thesis by MICHAEL CHAMBERLAIN HENSON Approved as to style and content by: (Y...

Henson, Michael Chamberlain

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Tree performance and soil moisture relationships on reclaimed mine sites utilizing three topsoiling regimes  

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TREE PERFORMANCE AND SOIL MOISTURE RELATIONSHIPS ON RECLAIMED MINE SITES UTILIZING THREE TOPSOILING REGIMES A Thesis by NESLIHAN MUTIA BILIR Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1987 Major Subject: Forestry TREE PERFORMANCE AND SOIL MOISTURE RELATIONSHIPS ON RECLAIMED MINE SITES UTILIZING THREE TOPSOILING REGIMES A Thesis by NESLIHAN MUTIA BILIR Approved as to style and content by...

Bilir, Neslihan Mutia

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Potential Soil Moisture Products from the Aquarius Radiometer and Scatterometer Using an Observing System Simulation Experiment  

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Using an observing system simulation experiment (OSSE), we investigate the potential soil moisture retrieval capability of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aquarius radiometer (L-band 1.413 GHz) and scatterometer (L-band, 1.260 GHz). We estimate potential errors in soil moisture retrievals and identify the sources that could cause those errors. The OSSE system includes (i) a land surface model in the NASA Land Information System, (ii) a radiative transfer and backscatter model, (iii) a realistic orbital sampling model, and (iv) an inverse soil moisture retrieval model. We execute the OSSE over a 1000 2200 km2 region in the central United States, including the Red and Arkansas river basins. Spatial distributions of soil moisture retrieved from the radiometer and scatterometer are close to the synthetic truth. High root mean square errors (RMSEs) of radiometer retrievals are found over the heavily vegetated regions, while large RMSEs of scatterometer retrievals are scattered over the entire domain. The temporal variations of soil moisture are realistically captured over a sparely vegetated region with correlations 0.98 and 0.63, and RMSEs 1.28% and 8.23% vol/vol for radiometer and scatterometer, respectively. Over the densely vegetated region, soil moisture exhibits larger temporal variation than the truth, leading to correlation 0.70 and 0.67, respectively, and RMSEs 9.49% and 6.09% vol/vol respectively. The domain-averaged correlations and RMSEs suggest that radiometer is more accurate than scatterometer in retrieving soil moisture. The analysis also demonstrates that the accuracy of the retrieved soil moisture is affected by vegetation coverage and spatial aggregation.

Luo, Yan [I.M. Systems Group at NOAA/NCEP/EMC; Feng, Xia [George Mason University; Houser, Paul [George Mason University; Anantharaj, Valentine G [ORNL; Fan, Xingang [Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green; De Lannoy, Gabrielle [Ghent University, Belgium; Zhan, Xiwu [NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research; Dabbiru, Lalitha [Mississippi State University (MSU)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Experimental Study of Multi-type Macromolecule Porosity Moisture-Conditioned Material  

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from figure that humidity relocation process of the porous moisture conditioned materials similar to the principles of humidity absorbing and releasing performance, when outside water vapour pressure less than sub-surface water vapour hours... material pressure, the release of material outward water, and bring a humidity removal because of capillarity in porous layer, porous layer absorb moisture from the wet floor, evaporation continuing (Fig2a). When outside water vapour pressure greater...

Huang, X.; Fan, Y.; Di, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of particle-size distribution and moisture levels on the formation of soil hardpans  

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THE INFLUENCE OF PARTICLE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND MOISTURE LEVELS ON THE FORMATION OF SOIL HARDPANS A Thesis By HERMAN J. BAUER Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1963 Major Subject: Soil Physics THE INFLUENCE OF PARTICLE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND MOISTURE LEVELS ON THE FORMATION OF SOIL HARDPANS A Thesis By HERMAN J. BAUER Approved as to style and content...

Bauer, Herman John

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Sarang Joshi 10/10/2001 #1 Statistics of Shape:Statistics of Shape: EigenEigen ShapesShapes  

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HippocampalHippocampal MappingMapping Atlas Patients #12;Sarang Joshi 2/16/2003 #5 HippocampalHippocampal MappingMapping Atlas Subjects #12;' & $ %Sarang Joshi May 3, 2000 16 Shape of 2-D Sub Mg be a Gaussian random vector eld with mean mU 2 H and covariance KU of nite trace. There exists

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

157

Pistol-shaped dosimeter charger  

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A pistol-shaped charger assembly clamps a cylindrical radiation dosimeter against one edge thereof. A triggerlike lever on the handgrip of the assembly is manually pivoted to actuate a piezoelectric current generator held in the handgrip and thereby charge the dosimeter.

Maples, Robert A. (Powell, TN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Using Whole-House Field Tests to Empirically Derive Moisture Buffering Model Inputs  

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Building energy simulations can be used to predict a building's interior conditions, along with the energy use associated with keeping these conditions comfortable. These models simulate the loads on the building (e.g., internal gains, envelope heat transfer), determine the operation of the space conditioning equipment, and then calculate the building's temperature and humidity throughout the year. The indoor temperature and humidity are affected not only by the loads and the space conditioning equipment, but also by the capacitance of the building materials, which buffer changes in temperature and humidity. This research developed an empirical method to extract whole-house model inputs for use with a more accurate moisture capacitance model (the effective moisture penetration depth model). The experimental approach was to subject the materials in the house to a square-wave relative humidity profile, measure all of the moisture transfer terms (e.g., infiltration, air conditioner condensate) and calculate the only unmeasured term: the moisture absorption into the materials. After validating the method with laboratory measurements, we performed the tests in a field house. A least-squares fit of an analytical solution to the measured moisture absorption curves was used to determine the three independent model parameters representing the moisture buffering potential of this house and its furnishings. Follow on tests with realistic latent and sensible loads showed good agreement with the derived parameters, especially compared to the commonly-used effective capacitance approach. These results show that the EMPD model, once the inputs are known, is an accurate moisture buffering model.

Woods, J.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.; Hancock, E.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FINAL REPORT FOR MOISTURE EFFECTS ON COMPACTION OF FIBERBOARD IN A 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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Compaction of lower layers in the fiberboard assembly has been observed in 9975 packages that contain elevated moisture. Lab testing has resulted in a better understanding of the relationship between the fiberboard moisture level and compaction of the lower fiberboard assembly, and the behavior of the fiberboard during transport. In laboratory tests of cane fiberboard, higher moisture content has been shown to correspond to higher total compaction, greater rate of compaction, and continued compaction over a longer period of time. In addition, laboratory tests have shown that the application of a dynamic load results in higher fiberboard compaction compared to a static load. The test conditions and sample geometric/loading configurations were chosen to simulate the regulatory requirements for 9975 package input dynamic loading. Dynamic testing was conducted to acquire immediate and cumulative changes in geometric data for various moisture levels. Two sample sets have undergone a complete dynamic test regimen, one set for 27 weeks, and the second set for 47 weeks. The dynamic input, data acquisition, test effects on sample dynamic parameters, and results from this test program are summarized and compared to regulatory specifications for dynamic loading. Compaction of the bottom fiberboard layers due to the accumulation of moisture is one possible cause of an increase in the axial gap at the top of the package. The net compaction of the bottom layers will directly add to the axial gap. The moisture which caused this compaction migrated from the middle region of the fiberboard assembly (which is typically the hottest). This will cause the middle region to shrink axially, which will also contribute directly to the axial gap. Measurement of the axial gap provides a screening tool for identifying significant change in the fiberboard condition. The data in this report provide a basis to evaluate the impact of moisture and fiberboard compaction on 9975 package performance during storage at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

Stefek, T.; Daugherty, W.; Estochen, E.

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Energy,Surface Energy, Surface Tension & Shape of CrystalsSurface Tension & Shape of Crystals  

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Surface Energy,Surface Energy, Surface Tension & Shape of CrystalsSurface Tension & Shape of shapes of crystals are important: (i) growth shape and (ii) equilibrium shape Surface/interface energy surfaces. The joining of two phases creates an interface. (Two orientations of the same crystalline phase

Subramaniam, Anandh

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161

Shapes of dark matter halos  

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I present an analysis of the density shapes of dark matter halos in LCDM and LWDM cosmologies. The main results are derived from a statistical sample of galaxy-mass halos drawn from a high resolution LCDM N-body simulation. Halo shapes show significant trends with mass and redshift: low-mass halos are rounder than high mass halos, and, for a fixed mass, halos are rounder at low z. Contrary to previous expectations, which were based on cluster-mass halos and non-COBE normalized simulations, LCDM galaxy-mass halos at z=0 are not strongly flattened, with short to long axis ratios of s = 0.70 +/- 0.17. I go on to study how the shapes of individual halos change when going from a LCDM simulation to a simulation with a warm dark matter power spectrum (LWDM). Four halos were compared, and, on average, the WDM halos are more spherical than their CDM counterparts (s =0.77 compared to s = 0.71). A larger sample of objects will be needed to test whether the trend is significant.

James S. Bullock

2001-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Moisture Budget and Spatial Resolution Dependence of Precipitation Extremes in Aquaplanet Simulations  

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This study investigates the resolution dependency of precipitation extremes in an aqua-planet framework. Strong resolution dependency of precipitation extremes is seen over both tropics and extra-tropics, and the magnitude of this dependency also varies with dynamical cores. Moisture budget analyses based on aqua-planet simulations with the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) using the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) and High Order Method Modeling Environment (HOMME) dynamical cores but the same physics parameterizations suggest that during precipitation extremes moisture supply for surface precipitation is mainly derived from advective moisture convergence. The resolution dependency of precipitation extremes mainly originates from advective moisture transport in the vertical direction. At most vertical levels over the tropics and in the lower atmosphere over the subtropics, the vertical eddy transport of mean moisture field dominates the contribution to precipitation extremes and its resolution dependency. Over the subtropics, the source of moisture, its associated energy, and the resolution dependency during extremes are dominated by eddy transport of eddies moisture at the mid- and upper-troposphere. With both MPAS and HOMME dynamical cores, the resolution dependency of the vertical advective moisture convergence is mainly explained by dynamical changes (related to vertical velocity or omega), although the vertical gradients of moisture act like averaging kernels to determine the sensitivity of the overall resolution dependency to the changes in omega at different vertical levels. The natural reduction of variability with coarser resolution, represented by areal data averaging (aggregation) effect, largely explains the resolution dependency in omega. The thermodynamic changes, which likely result from non-linear feedback in response to the large dynamical changes, are small compared to the overall changes in dynamics (omega). However, after excluding the data aggregation effect in omega, thermodynamic changes become relatively significant in offsetting the effect of dynamics leading to reduce differences between the simulated and aggregated results. Compared to MPAS, the simulated stronger vertical motion with HOMME also results in larger resolution dependency. Compared to the simulation at fine resolution, the vertical motion during extremes is insufficiently resolved/parameterized at the coarser resolution even after accounting for the natural reduction in variability with coarser resolution, and this is more distinct in the simulation with HOMME. To reduce uncertainties in simulated precipitation extremes, future development in cloud parameterizations must address their sensitivity to spatial resolution as well as dynamical cores.

Yang, Qing; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Rauscher, Sara; Ringler, Todd; Taylor, Mark

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATUS REPORT FOR MOISTURE EFFECTS ON COMPACTION OF FIBERBOARD IN A 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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Compaction of lower layers in the fiberboard overpack has been observed in 9975 packages that contain elevated moisture. Lab testing has resulted in a better understanding of the relationship between the fiberboard moisture level and compaction of the lower fiberboard assembly, and the behavior of the fiberboard during transport. In laboratory tests, higher moisture content has been shown to correspond to higher total compaction of fiberboard material, greater rate of compaction, and continued compaction over a longer period of time. In addition, laboratory tests have shown that the application of a dynamic load results in higher fiberboard compaction. The test conditions and sample geometric/loading configurations were chosen to simulate the regulatory requirements for 9975 package input dynamic loading. Dynamic testing was conducted over a period of six months to acquire immediate and cumulative changes in geometric data for various moisture levels. Currently, one sample set has undergone a complete dynamic test regimen, while testing of another set is still in-progress. The dynamic input, data acquisition, test effects on sample dynamic parameters, and interim results from this test program are summarized and compared to regulatory specifications for dynamic loading. This will provide a basis from which to evaluate the impact of moisture and fiberboard compaction on the safety basis for transportation (Safety Analysis Report for Packaging) and storage (facility Documented Safety Analysis) at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

Stefek, T.; Daugherty, W.; Estochen, E.

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature conversion of high-moisture biomass: Topical report, January 1984--January 1988  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is developing a low-temperature, catalytic process that converts high-moisture biomass feedstocks and other wet organic substances to useful gaseous and liquid fuels. The advantage of this process is that it works without the need for drying or dewatering the feedstock. Conventional thermal gasification processes, which require temperatures above 750/degree/C and air or oxygen for combustion to supply reaction heat, generally cannot utilize feedstocks with moisture contents above 50 wt %, as the conversion efficiency is greatly reduced as a result of the drying step. For this reason, anaerobic digestion or other bioconversion processes traditionally have been used for gasification of high-moisture feedstocks. However, these processes suffer from slow reaction rates and incomplete carbon conversion. 50 refs., 21 figs., 22 tabs.

Sealock, L.J. Jr.; Elliott, D.C.; Butner, R.S.; Neuenschwander, G.G.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Design of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Composites  

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, superelasticity, bending plate, coil spring. INTRODUCTION RECENTLY, FERROMAGNETIC SHAPE memory alloys (FSMAs torque actuator (bending of FSMA composite plate) and spring actuator (torsion of helical FSMA composite spring). KEY WORDS: shape memory alloy, ferromagnetic material, stress-induced martensite transformation

Taya, Minoru

166

Multiscale characterization and analysis of shapes  

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An adaptive multiscale method approximates shapes with continuous or uniformly and densely sampled contours, with the purpose of sparsely and nonuniformly discretizing the boundaries of shapes at any prescribed resolution, while at the same time retaining the salient shape features at that resolution. In another aspect, a fundamental geometric filtering scheme using the Constrained Delaunay Triangulation (CDT) of polygonized shapes creates an efficient parsing of shapes into components that have semantic significance dependent only on the shapes' structure and not on their representations per se. A shape skeletonization process generalizes to sparsely discretized shapes, with the additional benefit of prunability to filter out irrelevant and morphologically insignificant features. The skeletal representation of characters of varying thickness and the elimination of insignificant and noisy spurs and branches from the skeleton greatly increases the robustness, reliability and recognition rates of character recognition algorithms.

Prasad, Lakshman (Los Alamos, NM); Rao, Ramana (Sunnyvale, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Functional requirements to shape generation in CAD  

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An outstanding issue in computer-aided design (CAD) is the creation of geometric shapes from the description of functional requirements (FRs). This thesis presents a method that can generate assembled shapes from the given ...

Chung, Jinpyung, 1967-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYSIS OF THE AXIAL GAP VS FIBERBOARD MOISTURE CONTENT IN A 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The fiberboard assembly within a 9975 shipping package contains a modest amount of moisture, which can migrate to the cooler regions of the package when an internal heat load is present. Typically, this leads to increased moisture levels in the bottom fiberboard layers, along with elevated chloride levels which can leach from the fiberboard. Concerns have been raised that this condition could lead to corrosion of the stainless steel drum. It has been postulated that checking the axial gap at the top of the package against the current 1 inch maximum criterion provides a sufficient indication regarding the integrity of the fiberboard and drum. This report estimates the increase in axial gap that might be expected for a given moisture increase in the bottom fiberboard layers, and the likelihood that the increase will create a nonconforming condition that will lead to identification of the moisture increase. Using data relating the fiberboard moisture content with the degree of compaction under load, the present analysis indicates that the axial gap will increase by 0.282 inch as the bottom fiberboard layers approach the saturation point. This increase will cause approximately 58% of packages with otherwise nominal package component dimensions to fail the axial gap criterion, based on a survey of axial gap values recorded in K-Area surveillance activities. As the moisture content increases above saturation, the predicted increase in axial gap jumps to 0.405 inch, which would result in 92% or more of all packages failing the axial gap criterion. The data and analysis described in this report are specific to cane fiberboard. While it is expected that softwood fiberboard will behave similarly, such behavior has not yet been demonstrated.

Daugherty, W.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

169

Shaping metal nanocrystals through epitaxial seeded growth  

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conditions by using nitrogen dioxide. Surf. Sci. 232,well-defined shapes. Nitrogen dioxide is known to dissociate

Habas, Susan E.; Lee, Hyunjoo; Radmilovic, Velimir; Somorjai, Gabor A.; Yang, Peidong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Engineering Notes Ice Shape Characterization Using  

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Engineering Notes Ice Shape Characterization Using Self-Organizing Maps Stephen T. McClain Baylor. Introduction DURING the validation and verification of ice accretion codes, predicted ice shapes must be compared with experimental measurements of wind-tunnel or atmospheric ice shapes. Current methods for ice

Tino, Peter

171

The effects of soil moisture on the phytotoxicity of a microwave field  

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THF. FFFECTS OF SOIL MOISTURE ON THE PHYTOTOXICITY OF A MICROWAVE FIELD A Thesis THOMAS LAMAR WHATLEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 1974 Ma5or Sub)ect: Agronomy THE EFFECTS OF SOIL MOISTURE ON THE PHYTOTOXICITY OF A MICROHAVE FIELD A Thesis by THOMAS LAMAR VHATLEY Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) Member) ( t) August...

Whatley, Thomas Lamar

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Effectiveness of vertical moisture barriers in highway pavements on expansive soils  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Variability of TMI. Relationship between Mean Annual Moisture Depth and TMI. Relationship between Mean pF and TMI at a Site. . . Amplitude of Moisture Depth, Calculation Procedure. SURFACE SUCTION VARIATION WITH TIME. . . Surface Suction Variation... from US 84 in Snyder 3. . Test Results for the Soils from IH 44 in Wichita Falls 1. . Test Results for the Soils from IH 44 in Wichita Falls 2. . 44 45 47 48 12. SCI Values for a Soil with 100/ Clay Content. . . Estimated SCI Values from Mc...

Jayatilaka, Ranasinghege

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A climatology of tropical moisture bursts in the eastern North Pacific Ocean  

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iva&er i apor in the laver 600-300 mb (Morel, e& al. , 1979) and or&ented along ihe burst axis. Colocaied cloud-track v;inds shov; tliai i, he vapor band, and thus the moisture burst. occurs in association vvith a trough in the upper... AfcM University (TAMI'). Coverage of the eastern Pacific was available mostly at, 6-hour teniporal resolution. The moisture burst definition ivas developed from examinations of UIR still imagery of he wintei months of 1981-82 and 1928-79. A special...

Smith, Neil Ray

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of initial soil moisture content on the fate of xylene applies to soil  

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of -1 0. 15, 0. 20, and 0. 26 kg kg correspond to moisture potentials of -100, -68, and -33 kPa. It was initially of interest to investigate the mobility of xylene at a loading rate equivalent to 9. 52 of the total pore volume. The loading rate... in experimental design. Treat- ment Number Lysimeter Numbers Moisture Water Loading Content Potential Rate (kg kg ) (kPa) (%%d PV) Equivalent Depth of Application (m) 1 2 3 4 5 12, 15, 18 7, 10, 11 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 9 8, 14, 17 0. 15 0. 20 0...

Aurelius, Marcus William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

175

New likelihoods for shape analysis  

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We introduce a new kind of likelihood function based on the sequence of moments of the data distribution. Both binned and unbinned data samples are discussed, and the multivariate case is also derived. Building on this approach we lay out the formalism of shape analysis for signal searches. In addition to moment-based likelihoods, standard likelihoods and approximate statistical tests are provided. Enough material is included to make the paper self-contained from the perspective of shape analysis. We argue that the moment-based likelihoods can advantageously replace unbinned standard likelihoods for the search of non-local signals, by avoiding the step of fitting Monte-Carlo generated distributions. This benefit increases with the number of variables simultaneously analyzed. The moment-based signal search is exemplified and tested in various 1D toy models mimicking typical high-energy signal--background configurations. Moment-based techniques should be particularly appropriate for the searches for effective operators at the LHC.

Sylvain Fichet

2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Analysis of Moisture Transport Through Walls and Associated Cooling Loads in the Hot/Humid Climate of Florianopolis, Brazil  

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on sunny and cloudy days. The weather used was a hot/humid summer period in Florian6polis (South Brazil). It is shown that neglecting moisture migration or assuming that the physical properties of wall materials do not depend on moisture content can result...

Mendes, N.; Winkelmann, F. C.; Lamberts, R.; Philippi, P. C.; Da Cunha, Neto, J. A. B.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of grid size on runoff and soil moisture for a variable-source-area hydrology model  

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landscapes are dependent on the distribution and pattern of soil moisture and water transport. In this paper for efficient manage- ment of water quality [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1994, 1995, 1996Effect of grid size on runoff and soil moisture for a variable-source-area hydrology model Wen

Walter, M.Todd

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Uncertainties in Estimating Moisture Fluxes over the Intra-Americas Sea ALBERTO M. MESTAS-NUEZ  

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by these uncertainties. Therefore, NCEP­ NCAR reanalysis, with its global coverage and long-term record, can be used-third of all the summer moisture that enters the continental United States is transported by the GPLLJ (Helfand United States. Future re- search aimed at understanding summer precipitation must therefore deal

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Soil moisture and soil-litter mixing effects on surface litter decomposition: A controlled environment assessment  

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temperature and radiant energy levels and soil-litter mixing. Temperature and radiant energy effects on litterSoil moisture and soil-litter mixing effects on surface litter decomposition: A controlled University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA c Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky

Archer, Steven R.

180

Modeling studies of gas movement and moisture migration at Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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Modeling studies on moisture redistribution processes that are mediated by gas phase flow and diffusion have been carried out. The problem addressed is the effect of a lowered humidity of the soil gas at the land surface on moisture removal from Yucca Mountain, the potential site for a high-level nuclear waste repository. At the land surface, humid formation gas contacts much drier atmospheric air. Near this contact, the humidity of the soil gas may be considerably lower than at greater depth, where the authors expect equilibrium with the liquid phase and close to 100% humidity. The lower relative humidity of the soil gas may be modeled by imposing, at the land surface, an additional negative capillary suction corresponding to vapor pressure lowering according to Kelvin`s Equation, thus providing a driving force for the upward movement of moisture in both the vapor and liquid phases. Sensitivity studies show that moisture removal from Yucca Mountain arising from the lowered-relative-humidity boundary condition is controlled by vapor diffusion. There is much experimental evidence in the soil literature that diffusion of vapor is enhanced due to pore-level phase change effects by a few orders of magnitude. Modeling results presented here will account for this enhancement in vapor diffusion.

Tsang, Y.W.; Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Fuel moisture influences on fire-altered carbon in masticated fuels: An experimental study  

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] Biomass burning is a significant contributor to atmospheric carbon emissions but may also provide mastication (mechanical forest thinning) and fire convert biomass to black carbon is essential moisture and its role in dictating both the quantity and quality of the carbon produced in masticated fuel

182

A Satellite Study of Tropical Moist Convection and Environmental Variability: A Moisture and Thermal Budget Analysis  

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radiometer and scatterometer aboard different platforms. Satellite measurements of atmospheric parameters of moisture and dry static energy and their vertical flux at cloud base from satellite observations alone convergence for highly organized systems; 2) FT diabatic heating is largely offset on an instantaneous basis

Masunaga, Hirohiko

183

Passive microwave soil moisture downscaling using evaporative fraction Olivier Merlin1  

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stations (METFLUX) and six flights of the L-band Push Broom Microwave Radiometer (PBMR). For each PBMR fraction (EF), which is the ratio of the evapotranspiration to the total energy available at the surface, especially for high soil moisture values. Those results illustrate the potential use of high

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evaluation of ERS Scatterometer soil moisture products over a half-degree region in Southwestern France  

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. Based on a high resolution soil moisture simulation (1km²) validated at the local scale, the ERS in the water and energy exchanges between the land surface and the atmosphere. Several authors have shown027231 #12;Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sensors such as the AMSR-E radiometer (since 2002

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

185

Original article A mathematical model to describe the change in moisture  

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for 200­300 s. During hydrothermal treatment of starchy foods, some physical and chemical processes take starch during hydrothermal treatment Ikbal Zarguili,1 Zoulikha Maache-Rezzoug,1 * Catherine Loisel2 on gravimetric data. The model proposes an exponential variation in the moisture content with processing time

Boyer, Edmond

186

Evapotranspiration and regional probabilities of soil moisture stress in rainfed crops, southern India  

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India Trent W. Biggs a, *, Prasanta K. Mishra b , Hugh Turral c a Department of Geography, San Diego 0902; fax: +1 619 594 4938. E-mail addresses: tbiggs@mail.sdsu.edu (T.W. Biggs), pkmbellary in press as: Biggs, T.W. et al., Evapotranspiration and regional probabilities of soil moisture stress

Biggs, Trent

187

Importance of moisture transport, snow cover and soil freezing to ground temperature predictions  

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foundation may also be explicitly calculated. For buildings utilizing ground source heat pump systems of the annual outdoor and indoor air temperatures. Then periodic heat transfer coefficients and phase lags with significant earth contact. A numerical model for heat and moisture transfer in partially frozen soils has been

188

On the physics of moisture-induced cracking in metal-glass ,,copper-silica... interfaces  

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September 2007 Environmentally dependent subcritical crack growth, or stress-corrosion cracking, along on the moisture content in gaseous environments. Water and several organic liquids, namely n-butanol, methanol, additionally, subcritical crack growth17 and cyclically induced fracture18 at or near these interfaces when

Ritchie, Robert

189

Feasibility study of prompt gamma neutron activation for NDT measurement of moisture in stone and brick  

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The conservation of stone and brick architecture or sculpture often involves damage caused by moisture. The feasibility of a NDT method based on prompt gamma neutron activation (PGNA) for measuring the element hydrogen as an indication of water is being evaluated. This includes systematic characterization of the lithology and physical properties of seven building stones and one brick type used in the buildings of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. To determine the required dynamic range of the NDT method, moisture-related properties were measured by standard methods. Cold neutron PGNA was also used to determine chemically bound water (CBW) content. The CBW does not damage porous masonry, but creates an H background that defines the minimum level of detection of damaging moisture. The CBW was on the order of 0.5% for all the stones. This rules out the measurement of hygric processes in all of the stones and hydric processed for the stones with fine scale pore-size distributions The upper bound of moisture content, set by porosity through water immersion, was on the order of 5%. The dynamic range is about 10–20. The H count rates were roughly 1–3 cps. Taking into account differences in neutron energies and fluxes and sample volume between cold PGNA and a portable PGNA instrument, it appears that it is feasible to apply PGNA in the field.

Livingston, R. A.; Al-Sheikhly, M. [Materials Science and Engineering Dept., U. of Maryland, College Park MD 20742 (United States); Grissom, C.; Aloiz, E. [Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 20746 (United States); Paul, R. [Chemical Sciences Division, NIST, Gaithersburg MD 20899 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

190

UNCORRECTEDPROOF 1 Towards deterministic downscaling of SMOS soil moisture using MODIS derived soil  

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of environmental applications including meteor- 33 ology, hydrology, water resource management and climatology. 34UNCORRECTEDPROOF 1 Towards deterministic downscaling of SMOS soil moisture using MODIS derived soil Kerr b 4 a Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia 5 b Centre d

Boyer, Edmond

191

Atmospheric Moisture Transports from Ocean to Land and Global Energy Flows in Reanalyses  

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Atmospheric Moisture Transports from Ocean to Land and Global Energy Flows in Reanalyses KEVIN E energy and hydrological cycles from eight current atmospheric reanalyses and their depiction of changes over time. A brief evaluation of the water and energy cycles in the latest version of the NCAR climate

Fasullo, John

192

Radiation source with shaped emission  

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Employing a source of radiation, such as an electric discharge source, that is equipped with a capillary region configured into some predetermined shape, such as an arc or slit, can significantly improve the amount of flux delivered to the lithographic wafers while maintaining high efficiency. The source is particularly suited for photolithography systems that employs a ringfield camera. The invention permits the condenser which delivers critical illumination to the reticle to be simplified from five or more reflective elements to a total of three or four reflective elements thereby increasing condenser efficiency. It maximizes the flux delivered and maintains a high coupling efficiency. This architecture couples EUV radiation from the discharge source into a ring field lithography camera.

Kubiak, Glenn D.; Sweatt, William C.

2003-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Hillslope-scale soil moisture estimation with a physically-based ecohydrology model and L-band microwave remote sensing observations from space  

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Soil moisture is a critical hydrosphere state variable that links the global water, energy, and carbon cycles. Knowledge of soil moisture at scales of individual hillslopes (10's to 100's of meters) is critical to advancing ...

Flores, Alejandro Nicolas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Post polymerization cure shape memory polymers  

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This invention relates to chemical polymer compositions, methods of synthesis, and fabrication methods for devices regarding polymers capable of displaying shape memory behavior (SMPs) and which can first be polymerized to a linear or branched polymeric structure, having thermoplastic properties, subsequently processed into a device through processes typical of polymer melts, solutions, and dispersions and then crossed linked to a shape memory thermoset polymer retaining the processed shape.

Wilson, Thomas S; Hearon, Michael Keith; Bearinger, Jane P

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

195

Wedding ring shaped excitation coil  

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A high frequency inductively coupled electrodeless lamp includes an excitation coil with an effective electrical length which is less than one half wavelength of a driving frequency applied thereto, preferably much less. The driving frequency may be greater than 100 MHz and is preferably as high as 915 MHz. Preferably, the excitation coil is configured as a non-helical, semi-cylindrical conductive surface having less than one turn, in the general shape of a wedding ring. At high frequencies, the current in the coil forms two loops which are spaced apart and parallel to each other. Configured appropriately, the coil approximates a Helmholtz configuration. The lamp preferably utilizes an bulb encased in a reflective ceramic cup with a pre-formed aperture defined therethrough. The ceramic cup may include structural features to aid in alignment and/or a flanged face to aid in thermal management. The lamp head is preferably an integrated lamp head comprising a metal matrix composite surrounding an insulating ceramic with the excitation integrally formed on the ceramic. A novel solid-state oscillator preferably provides RF power to the lamp. The oscillator is a single active element device capable of providing over 70 watts of power at over 70% efficiency.

MacLennan, Donald A. (Gaithersburg, MD); Tsai, Peter (Olney, MD)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Ovrview: The Shape of Hadrons  

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In this article we address the physical basis of the deviation of hadron shapes from spherical symmetry (non-spherical amplitudes) with focus on the nucleon and $\\Delta$. An overview of both the experimental methods and results and the current theoretical understanding of the issue is presented. At the present time the most quantitative method is the $\\gamma^{*} p \\to \\Delta$ reaction for which significant non-spherical electric (E2) and Coulomb quadrupole (C2) amplitudes have been observed with good precision as a function of Q^{2} from the photon point through 6 GeV^{2}. Quark model calculations for these quadrupole amplitudes are at least an order of magnitude too small and even have the wrong sign. Lattice QCD, chiral effective field theory, and dynamic model calculations which include the effects of the pion-cloud are in approximate agreement with experiment. This is expected due to the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry in QCD and the resulting, long range (low Q^{2}) effects of the pion-cloud. Other observables such as nucleon form factors and virtual Compton scattering experiments indicate that the pion-cloud is playing a significant role in nucleon structure. Semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering experiments with transverse polarized beam and target also show the effect of non-zero quark angular momentum.

A. M. Bernstein; C. N. Papanicolas

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of process variables on the density and durability of the pellets made from high moisture corn stover  

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A flat die pellet mill was used to understand the effect of high levels of feedstock moisture content in the range of 28–38% (w.b.), with die rotational speeds of 40–60 Hz, and preheating temperatures of 30–110 °C on the pelleting characteristics of 4.8 mm screen size ground corn stover using an 8 mm pellet die. The physical properties of the pelletised biomass studied are: (a) pellet moisture content, (b) unit, bulk and tapped density, and (c) durability. Pelletisation experiments were conducted based on central composite design. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) indicated that feedstock moisture content influenced all of the physical properties at P < 0.001. Pellet moisture content decreased with increase in preheating temperature to about 110 °C and decreasing the feedstock moisture content to about 28% (w.b.). Response surface models developed for quality attributes with respect to process variables has adequately described the process with coefficient of determination (R2) values of >0.88. The other pellet quality attributes such as unit, bulk, tapped density, were maximised at feedstock moisture content of 30–33% (w.b.), die speeds of >50 Hz and preheating temperature of >90 °C. In case of durability a medium moisture content of 33–34% (w.b.) and preheating temperatures of >70 °C and higher die speeds >50 Hz resulted in high durable pellets. It can be concluded from the present study that feedstock moisture content, followed by preheating, and die rotational speed are the interacting process variables influencing pellet moisture content, unit, bulk and tapped density and durability.

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Early genetic evaluation of loblolly pine based on growth characteristics of seedlings grown under four moisture regimes  

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: 1) average seed weight per family, 2) height at 8, 10, 1Z, 14, 16, 1B, 20, ZZ, and 24 weeks of age, 3) incremental height growth following moisture stress treatments, 4) average height growth rate per week following moisture stress treatments, 5... seedling shoot weight and shoot-root ratio were good indicators of the field performance of mature trees tested over a range of site conditions. The aver age shoot- root rati o per family of seedlings grown under unstressed moisture conditions...

Waxler, Michael Steven

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

199

Hypothesis Testing with Nonlinear Shape Models  

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a large number of parameters that lie in nonlinear spaces, and so traditional statistical analysis tools a method for two-sample hypothesis testing for statistical shape analysis using nonlinear shape models. Our approach uses a true multivariate permutation test that is invariant to the scale of different model

Utah, University of

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Geodesic Shape Retrieval via Optimal Mass Transport  

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Geodesic Shape Retrieval via Optimal Mass Transport Julien Rabin, Gabriel Peyr´e, and Laurent D presents a new method for 2-D and 3-D shape retrieval based on geodesic signatures. These signatures of geodesic distance maps to each point. The resulting high dimensional distributions are matched to perform

Boyer, Edmond

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201

The shape dynamics description of gravity  

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Classical gravity can be described as a relational dynamical system without ever appealing to spacetime or its geometry. This description is the so-called shape dynamics description of gravity. The existence of relational first principles from which the shape dynamics description of gravity can be derived is a motivation to consider shape dynamics (rather than GR) as the fundamental description of gravity. Adopting this point of view leads to the question: What is the role of spacetime in the shape dynamics description of gravity? This question contains many aspects: Compatibility of shape dynamics with the description of gravity in terms of spacetime geometry, the role of local Minkowski space, universality of spacetime geometry and the nature of quantum particles, which can no longer be assumed to be irreducible representations of the Poincare group. In this contribution I derive effective spacetime structures by considering how matter fluctuations evolve along with shape dynamics. This evolution reveals an "experienced spacetime geometry." This leads (in an idealized approximation) to local Minkowski space and causal relations. The small scale structure of the emergent geometric picture depends on the specific probes used to experience spacetime, which limits the applicability of effective spacetime to describe shape dynamics. I conclude with discussing the nature of quantum fluctuations (particles) in shape dynamics and how local Minkowski spacetime emerges from the evolution of quantum particles.

Tim Koslowski

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

202

Shape Dynamics in 2+1 Dimensions  

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Shape Dynamics is a formulation of General Relativity where refoliation invariance is traded for local spatial conformal invariance. In this paper we explicitly construct Shape Dynamics for a torus universe in 2+1 dimensions through a linking gauge theory that ensures dynamical equivalence with General Relativity. The Hamiltonian we obtain is formally a reduced phase space Hamiltonian. The construction of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian on higher genus surfaces is not explicitly possible, but we give an explicit expansion of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian for large CMC volume. The fact that all local constraints are linear in momenta allows us to quantize these explicitly, and the quantization problem for Shape Dynamics turns out to be equivalent to reduced phase space quantization. We consider the large CMC-volume asymptotics of conformal transformations of the wave function. We then use the similarity of Shape Dynamics on the 2-torus with the explicitly constructible strong gravity (BKL) Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian in higher dimensions to suggest a quantization strategy for Shape Dynamics.

Timothy Budd; Tim Koslowski

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

203

Biochemical changes in the proteins of sorghum grain during moisture reconstitution  

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MICROORGANISM INHABITING SORGHUM GRAIN AFTER RECONSTITUTION Medium Growth Acid Gas MR VP Nitrate Reduction Mannose yes yes no Glucose yes yes no Sucrose yes no no Gal actos e yes yes no Mannitol Starch Maltose yes yes yes no no yes...BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES IN THE PROTEINS OF SORGHUM GRAIN DURING MOISTURE RECONSTITUTION A Thesis by TOBY JACKSON BILLINGS Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree...

Billings, Toby Jackson

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Influence of Airflow on Laboratory Storage of High Moisture Corn Stover  

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Storing high moisture biomass for bioenergy use is a reality in many areas of the country where wet harvest conditions and environmental factors prevent dry storage from being feasible. Aerobic storage of high moisture biomass leads to microbial degradation and self-heating, but oxygen limitation can aid in material preservation. To understand the influence of oxygen presence on high moisture biomass (50 %, wet basis), three airflow rates were tested on corn stover stored in laboratory reactors. Temperature, carbon dioxide production, dry matter loss, chemical composition, fungal abundance, pH, and organic acids were used to monitor the effects of airflow on storage conditions. The results of this work indicate that oxygen availability impacts both the duration of self-heating and the severity of dry matter loss. High airflow systems experienced the greatest initial rates of loss but a shortened microbially active period that limited total dry matter loss (19 %). Intermediate airflow had improved preservation in short-term storage compared to high airflow systems but accumulated the greatest dry matter loss over time (up to 27 %) as a result of an extended microbially active period. Low airflow systems displayed the best performance with the lowest rates of loss and total loss (10 %) in storage at 50 days. Total structural sugar levels of the stored material were preserved, although glucan enrichment and xylan loss were documented in the high and intermediate flow conditions. By understanding the role of oxygen availability on biomass storage performance, the requirements for high moisture storage solutions may begin to be experimentally defined.

Lynn M. Wendt; Ian J. Bonner; Amber N. Hoover; Rachel M. Emerson; William A. Smith

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

The effects of grain moisture content and grain temperature on the penetration of hydrogen cyanide  

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to control insect infestations in stored products for many years. Hydrogen cyanide i. s one of the most important fumigants in use today. Unfortunately, an insuffi. cient knowledge of its behavior has cost the fumigator and the storage opera- tor much...THE EFFECTS QF CRAIN MOISTURE CONTENT AND GRAIN TEMiPERATURE ON THE &NETRATION OF HYDROGEN CYANIDE A Thesis SIDNEY EDMUND KUNZ Submitted to the Graduate School of ths Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment...

Kunz, Sidney E

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

206

Use of soil moisture depletion models and rainfall probability in predicting the irrigation requirements of crops  

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of precipitation events in estimating the probable success of his venture as related to the avail nb! lity of sufficient water resources precipitation is governed by chance phenomena, that is, there are so many causes at work that the influence of each cannot... depletion equations under optimum soil moisture conditions Recession constants Application of soil mcisture accounring model Irrigation requirements Retention relations Irrigation requirements distributions Raini'all probabilities Neekly rainfall...

David, Wilfredo P

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Size reduction of high- and low-moisture corn stalks by linear knife grid system  

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High- and low-moisture corn stalks were tested using a linear knife grid size reduction device developed for first-stage size reduction. The device was used in conjunction with a universal test machine that quantified shearing stress and energy characteristics for forcing a bed of corn stalks through a grid of sharp knives. No published engineering performance data for corn stover with similar devices are available to optimize performance; however, commercial knife grid systems exist for forage size reduction. From the force displacement data, mean and maximum ultimate shear stresses, cumulative and peak mass-based cutting energies for corn stalks, and mean new surface area-based cutting energies were determined from 4 5 refill runs at two moisture contents (78.8% and 11.3% wet basis), three knife grid spacings (25.4, 50.8, and 101.6 mm), and three bed depths (50.8, 101.6, and 152.4 mm). In general, the results indicated that peak failure load, ultimate shear stress, and cutting energy values varied directly with bed depth and inversely with knife grid spacing. Mean separation analysis established that high- and low-moisture conditions and bed depths 101.6 mm did not differ significantly (P < 0.05) for ultimate stress and cutting energy values, but knife grid spacing were significantly different. Linear knife grid cutting energy requirements for both moisture conditions of corn stalks were much smaller than reported cutting energy requirements. Ultimate shear stress and cutting energy results of this research should aid the engineering design of commercial scale linear knife gird size reduction equipment for various biomass feedstocks.

Womac, A.R. [University of Tennessee; Igathinathane, C. [Mississippi State University (MSU); Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine [ORNL; Narayan, S. [First American Scientific Co.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture performance of sealed attics in the mixed-humid climate  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory studied 8 homes in the mixed-humid climate, 4 with vented attics and 4 with sealed attics. ORNL wanted to understand the moisture performance of the sealed attic and how it affected the interior environment. We found that the attic and interior of sealed attic homes were more humid than the attic and interior observed in vented attic homes. This is due to the lack of ventilation in the sealed attic. Historically attics have been vented to dehumidify the attic and interior of the home. A sealed attic design greatly reduces the venting potential and thus this drying pathway and can cause elevated interior moisture over a vented attic home. Despite the elevated attic and interior moisture in the sealed attic homes, so far no mold or material degradation has been found. The roof sheathing moisture content has stayed below 20%, indicating low potential for material degradation. Also the relative humidity at the roof sheathing has stayed within the ASHRAE 160 design criteria except for a short time during the 2011/2012 winter. This was due to a combination of the sealed attic design (minimal venting to the outside) and the duct work not being operated in the attic which usually provides a dehumidification pathway. It was also found that when the humidity was controlled using the HVAC system, it resulted in 7% more cooling energy consumption. In the mixed-humid climate this reduces the cost effectiveness of the sealed attic design as a solution for bringing ducts into a semi-conditioned space. Because of this we are recommending the other alternatives be used to bringing ducts into the conditioned space in both new construction and retrofit work in the mixed-humid climate.

Boudreaux, Philip R [ORNL; Pallin, Simon B [ORNL; Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Preliminary non-destructive assessment of moisture content, hydration and dielectric properties of Portland cement concrete  

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PRELIMINARY NON-DESTRUCTIVE ASSESSMENT OF MOISTURE CONTENT, HYDRATION AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

Avelar Lezama, Ivan

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

210

Effect of moisture on air stripping of non volatile organic contaminants from soil  

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, a fluid phase and a solid phase, similar to the one used for packed bed adsorbers. Mass transfer between the phases was assumed to be controlled by sorption, with first order surface kinetics describing the change of contaminant concentration... . B. Objectives . . Page 1 2 A. Soil Composition and Interaction with Organic Compounds . . B. Effect of Soil Moisture on Contaminant Transport . C. Mathematical Modeling of Contaminant Transport in Soil . D. Air Stripping of Organic...

Alvarez, Roberto

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Tertiary nitrogen heterocyclic material to reduce moisture-induced damage in asphalt-aggregate mixtures  

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Asphalt-aggregate roads crack when subjected to freezing and thawing cycles. Herein, the useful life of asphalts are substantially improved by a minor amount of a moisture damage inhibiting agent selected from compounds having a pyridine moiety, including acid salts of such compounds. A shale oil fraction may serve as the source of the improving agent and may simply be blended with conventional petroleum asphalts.

Plancher, Henry (Laramie, WY); Petersen, Joseph C. (Laramie, WY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Voltage controlled MESFET pulse shape generator  

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A programmable pulse shape generator capable of producing pulse shapes for Nova and Beamlet has been designed and simulated using the circuit code SPICE. The design utilizes power MESFETS, which are commonly used in microwave amplifiers. The pulse shape is varied by setting a bias voltage on each in a chain of MESFETS with a 200 ps temporal resolution. The electrical pulse then drives an integrated electro-optic modulator similar to what is on Beamlet. Pulse shapes 22 and 25, used on Nova, have been generated by this design. There is no fundamental barrier to making such a pulse generator for use on the National Ignition Facility. In fact, the longer time scales on the NIF pulse will ease the high speed requirements of the pulse shape generator allowing the use of less expensive components. The next step will be to build a prototype circuit for initial testing on Beamlet and Nova.

Burkhart, S.C.

1994-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape memory response of ni2mnga and nimncoin magnetic shape memory alloys under compression  

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In this study, the shape memory response of Ni2MnGa and NiMnCoIn magnetic shape memory alloys was observed under compressive stresses. Ni2MnGa is a magnetic shape memory alloy (MSMA) that has been shown to exhibit fully reversible, stressassisted...

Brewer, Andrew Lee

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

214

Low-temperature conversion of high-moisture biomass: Continuous reactor system results  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is developing a low-temperature, catalytic process for converting high-moisture biomass feedstocks and other wet organic substances to useful gaseous fuels. This system, in which thermocatalytic conversion takes place in an aqueous environment, was designed to overcome the problems usually encountered with high-water-content feedstocks. The process uses a reduced nickel catalyst at temperatures as low as 350{degree}C and pressures ranging from 2000 to 4000 psig -- conditions favoring the formation of gas consisting mostly of methane. The results of numerous batch tests showed that the system could convert feedstocks not readily converted by conventional methods. Fifteen tests were conducted in a continuous reactor system to further evaluate the effectiveness of the process for high-moisture biomass gasification and to obtain conversion rate data needed for process scaleup. During the tests, the complex gasification reactions were evaluated by several analytical methods. The results of these tests show that the heating value of the gas ranged from 400 to 500 Btu/scf, and if the carbon dioxide is removed, the product gas is pipeline quality. Conversion of the feedstocks was high. Engineering analysis indicates that, based on these results, a tubular reactor can be designed that should convert greater than 99% of the carbon fed as high-moisture biomass to a gaseous product in a reaction time of less than 11 min.

Elliott, D.C.; Sealock, L.J. Jr.; Butner, R.S.; Baker, E.G.; Neuenschwander, G.G.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Early-age concrete temperature and moisture relative to curing effectiveness and projected effects on selected aspects of slab behavior  

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-desiccation. A full scale concrete pavement test study was conducted at the FAA National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF) near Atlantic City, New Jersey. In this study, the material properties, i.e. thermal conductivity and moisture diffusivity, were...

Ye, Dan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining the Relationship between Antecedent Soil Moisture and Summer Precipitation in the U.S. Great Plains  

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This dissertation focuses on examining the relationship between antecedent soil moisture and summer precipitation in the U.S. Great Plains (GP). The influence of Nino sea surface temperatures (SSTs) on summer precipitation has also been investigated...

Meng, Lei

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Precipitation and soil impacts on partitioning of subsurface moisture in Avena barbata: Observations from a greenhouse experiment  

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The primary objective of this study was to assess the impact of two grassland soils and precipitation regimes on soil-moisture dynamics. We set up an experiment in a greenhouse, and monitored soil moisture dynamics in mesocosms planted with Avena barbata, an annual species found in California grasslands. By repeating the precipitation input at regular intervals, we were able to observe plant manipulation of soil moisture during well-defined periods during the growing season. We found that the amount of water partitioned to evapotranspiration, seepage, and soil storage varied among different growth stages. Further, both soil type and precipitation regimes had a significant impact on redistributing soil moisture. Whereas in the low-precipitation treatments most water was released to the atmosphere as evapotranspiration, major losses from the high-precipitation treatment occurred as gravity drainage. Observations from this study emphasize the importance of understanding intra-seasonal relationships between vegetation, soil, and water.

Salve, R.; Torn, M.S.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Hillslope-Scale Organization of Topography, Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature, and Vegetation on Modeling Surface Microwave Radiation Emission  

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Microwave radiometry will emerge as an important tool for global remote sensing of near-surface soil moisture in the coming decade. In this modeling study, we find that hillslope-scale topography (tens of meters) influences ...

Flores, Alejandro N.

219

Understanding Spatio-Temporal Variability and Associated Physical Controls of Near-Surface Soil Moisture in Different Hydro-Climates  

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Near-surface soil moisture is a key state variable of the hydrologic cycle and plays a significant role in the global water and energy balance by affecting several hydrological, ecological, meteorological, geomorphologic, and other natural processes...

Joshi, Champa

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Flux Convergence in Regional and Global Climate Models: Implications for Droughts in the Southwestern United States Under Climate Change  

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The water cycle of the southwestern United States (SW) is dominated by winter storms that maintain a positive annual net precipitation. Analysis of the control and future climate from four pairs of regional and global climate models (RCMs and GCMs) shows that the RCMs simulate a higher fraction of transient eddy moisture fluxes because the hydrodynamic instabilities associated with flow over complex terrain are better resolved. Under global warming, this enables the RCMs to capture the response of transient eddies to increased atmospheric stability that allows more moisture to converge on the windward side of the mountains by blocking. As a result, RCMs simulate enhanced transient eddy moisture convergence in the SW compared to GCMs, although both robustly simulate drying due to enhanced moisture divergence by the divergent mean flow in a warmer climate. This enhanced convergence leads to reduced susceptibility to hydrological change in the RCMs compared to GCMs.

Gao, Yanhong; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Salathe, E.; Dominguez, Francina; Nijssen, Bart; Lettenmaier, D. P.

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of infrared satellite cloud imagery data as proxy data for moisture and diabatic heating in data assimilation  

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Polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites can provide useful proxy sources of moisture data and diabatic heating. It is shown that the utilization of this information during data assimilation leads to enhanced precipitation in the tropics and has the potential to minimize spinup in the model. Additionally, the utilization of moisture initialization leads to improved agreement between the model and observed precipitation during the early stages of model integration. 22 refs.

Puri, K.; Davidson, N.E. (Bureau of Meteorology, Research Centre, Melbourne (Australia))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of electrical resistance in the plant stem to measure plant response to soil moisture tension and evaporative demand  

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. . . . . . , . . . . . . ~. . . . . . . . . 30 10- Diurnal cotton plant stem electrical resistance readings as recorded simultaneously from three soil moisture levels. ~ 36 Flot 1-P (cotton), Diurnal cotton plant stem electrical resistance readings with soil moisture tension equal to 13... atsespheresl ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ ~ ta ~ I ~ ~ ~ t ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ae ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ t ~ ~ ~ ~ 37 13 ' Electrical resistance in the plant stem, and evapotrans- piration in non-irrigated and irrigated cotton plots during one diurnal period. . ~ 39 Plots...

Box, James E.

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Response of pearl millet [Pennisetum americanum L. (Schum)] to soil moisture in one agroclimatological zone of Niger, West Africa  

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RESPONSE OF PEARL MILLET [(Pennisetum americanum L. (Schum) ] TO SOIL MOISTURE IN ONE AGROCLIMATOLOGICAL ZONE OF NIGER, WEST AFRICA A Thesis by Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major subject: Soil Science RESPONSE OF PEARL MILLET [Pennisetum americanum L. (Schum) ] TO SOIL MOISTURE IN ONE AGROCLIMATOLOGICAL ZONE OF NIGER, WEST AFRICA A Thesis by Approved as to style...

Gandah, Mohamadou

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergence of the adult pecan weevil Curculio caryae (Horn) in relation to soil mechanical impedance and moisture  

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EMERGENCE OF THE ADULT PECAN NEEVIL urculio ~car ae (Horn) IN RELATION TO SOIL MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE AND MOISTURE A Thesis by CALVIN EARL BLANCHARD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AKIM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1981 Major Subject: Entomology EMERGENCE OF THE ADULT PECAN WEEVIL Curculio c~ar ae (Horn) IN RELATION TO SOIL MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE AND MOISTURE A Thesis by CALVIN EARL BLANCHARD Approved as to style...

Blanchard, Calvin Earl

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A Birkhoff theorem for Shape Dynamics  

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Shape Dynamics is a theory of gravity that replaces refoliation invariance for spatial Weyl invariance. Those solutions of the Einstein equations that have global, constant mean curvature slicings, are mirrored by solutions in Shape Dynamics. However, there are solutions of Shape Dynamics that have no counterpart in General relativity, just as there are solutions of GR that are not completely foliable by global constant mean curvature slicings (such as the Schwarzschild spacetime). It is therefore interesting to analyze directly the equations of motion of Shape Dynamics in order to find its own solutions, irrespective of properties of known solutions of GR. Here I perform a first study in this direction by utilizing the equations of motion of Shape Dynamics in a spherically symmetric, asymptotically flat ansatz to derive an analogue of the Birkhoff theorem. There are two significant differences with respect to the usual Birkhoff theorem in GR. The first regards the construction of the solution: the spatial Weyl gauge freedom of shape dynamics is used to simplify the problem, and boundary conditions are required. In fact the derivation is simpler than the usual Birkhof theorem as no Christoffel symbols are needed. The second, and most important difference is that the solution obtained is uniquely the isotropic wormhole solution, in which no singularity is present, as opposed to maximally extended Schwarzschild. This provides an explicit example of the breaking of the duality between General relativity and Shape Dynamics, and exhibits some of its consequences.

Henrique Gomes

2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

226

Trellis Shaping using fast search algorithms  

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with the Viterbi Algorithm . 1. Trellis Diagram of a Convolutional Code 2. The Viterbi Algorithm . . 3. The Shaping Operation B. Shaping using the Stack Algorithm 1. The Stack Algorithm a. The Code Tree V CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS . 12 12 13 14 14 14... of the underlying code, which usually amounts to about 3 to 4 dB. The second component is the The journal model is IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. shaping gain which is due to the sphericity and the choice of signal constellation used to support...

Shee, Lih-En

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Intrinsic Shapes of Molecular Cloud Cores  

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We conduct an analysis of the shapes of molecular cloud cores using recently compiled catalogs of observed axis ratios of individual cores mapped in ammonia or through optical selection. We apply both analytical and statistical techniques to deproject the observed axis ratios in order to determine the true distribution of cloud core shapes. We find that neither pure oblate nor pure prolate cores can account for the observed distribution of core shapes. Intrinsically triaxial cores produce distributions which agree with observations. The best-fit triaxial distribution contains cores which are more nearly oblate than prolate.

C. E. Jones; Shantanu Basu; John Dubinski

2001-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

228

Applied Optimal Shape Design B. Mohammadi  

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are critical too. The paper is also a summary of the material covered in our recent book[7] keywords · Electromagnetically optimal shapes, such as in stealth airplanes · Wave canceling fore bulbe in boat design · Drag

Pironneau, Olivier

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PACKING ELLIPSOIDS WITH OVERLAP? 1. Introduction. Shape ...  

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Feb 7, 2013 ... Shape packing problems have been a popular area of study in discrete ... by regulatory factors to chromosomes deep inside a cell nucleus. ...... than the maximum-determinant measure, thus facilitating theoretical development.

2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

230

Size Effects in Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys  

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effects in these mechanisms has both scientific and technological relevance. Superelastic behavior of Ni54Fe19Ga27 shape memory alloy single crystalline pillars was studied under compression as a function of pillar diameter. Multiple pillars...

Ozdemir, Nevin

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

231

The Design of Shape from Motion Constraints  

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This report presents a set of representations methodologies and tools for the purpose of visualizing, analyzing and designing functional shapes in terms of constraints on motion. The core of the research is an interactive ...

Caine, Michael E.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Orthopaedic applications of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys  

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Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs) are a new class of magnetic field-actuated active materials with no current commercial applications. By applying a magnetic field of around 0.4 T, they can exert a stress of ...

Guo, Weimin, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Towards Black Hole Entropy in Shape Dynamics  

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Shape dynamics is classical theory of gravity which agrees with general relativity in many important cases, but possesses different gauge symmetries and constraints. Rather than spacetime diffeomorphism invariance, shape dynamics takes spatial diffeomorphism invariance and spatial Weyl invariance as the fundamental gauge symmetries associated with the gravitational field. Since the area of the event horizon of a black hole transforms under a generic spatial Weyl transformation, there has been some doubt that one can speak sensibly about the thermodynamics of black holes in shape dynamics. The purpose of this paper is to show that by treating the event horizon of a black hole as an interior boundary, one can recover familiar notions of black hole thermodynamics in shape dynamics and define a gauge invariant entropy that agrees with general relativity.

Gabriel Herczeg; Vasudev Shyam

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

234

Hierarchical 3D diffusion wavelet shape priors  

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In this paper, we propose a novel representation of prior knowledge for image segmentation, using diffusion wavelets that can reflect arbitrary continuous interdependencies in shape data. The application of diffusion ...

Langs, Georg

235

Inequality design limits in optimal aerodynamic shapes  

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INEQUALITY DESIGN LIMITS IN OPTIMAL AERODYNAMIC SHAPES A Thesis By CHARLES KNIGHT SEAMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1968... Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering INEQUALITY DESIGN LIMITS IN OPTIMAL AERODYNAMIC SHAPES A Thesis By CHARLES KNIGHT SEAMAN Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) May 1968...

Seaman, Charles Knight

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Method for net-shaping using aerogels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of net-shaping using aerogel materials is provided by first forming a sol, aging the sol to form a gel, with the gel having a fluid component and having been formed into a medium selected from the group consisting of a powder, bulk material, or granular aerobeads, derivatizing the surface of the gel to render the surface unreactive toward further condensation, removing a portion of the fluid component of the final shaped gel to form a partially dried medium, placing the medium into a cavity, wherein the volume of said medium is less that the volume of the cavity, and removing a portion of the fluid component of the medium. The removal, such as by heating at a temperature of approximately less than 50.degree. C., applying a vacuum, or both, causes the volume of the medium to increase and to form a solid aerogel. The material can be easily removed by exposing the material to a solvent, thereby reducing the volume of the material. In another embodiment, the gel is derivatized and then formed into a shaped medium, where subsequent drying reduces the volume of the shaped medium, forming a net-shaping material. Upon further drying, the material increases in volume to fill a cavity. The present invention is both a method of net-shaping and the material produced by the method.

Brinker, C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM); Ashey, Carol S. (Albuquerque, NM); Reed, Scott T. (Albuquerque, NM); Sriram, Chunangad S. (Indianapolis, IN); Harris, Thomas M. (Tulsa, OK)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Shapes (K-2) Kindergarten: Standard 4: Shapes can be described by characteristics and position and created by  

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available for reference. 1. Print 3D shape templates for desired shapes 2. Cut templates out 3. Color3D Shapes (K-2) Kindergarten: Standard 4: Shapes can be described by characteristics and position by their attributes and used to represent part/whole relationships Activity: The 3D shape lesson can be adapted

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Flexible Ultra Moisture Barrier Film for Thin-Film Photovoltaic Applications  

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Flexible Thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) is a low cost alternative to incumbent c-Si PV products as it requires less volume of costly semiconductor materials and it can potentially reduce installation cost. Among the TFPV options, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) has the highest efficiency and is believed to be one of the most attractive candidates to achieve PV cost reduction. However, CIGS cells are very moisture sensitive and require module water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of less than 1x10-4 gram of water per square meter per day (g-H2O/m2/day). Successful development and commercialization of flexible transparent ultra moisture barrier film is the key to enable flexible CIGS TFPV products, and thus enable ultimate PV cost reduction. At DuPont, we have demonstrated at lab scale that we can successfully make polymer-based flexible transparent ultra moisture barrier film by depositing alumina on polymer films using atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. The layer by layer ALD approach results in uniform and amorphous structure which effectively reduces pinhole density of the inorganic coating on the polymer, and thus allow the fabrication of flexible barrier film with WVTR of 10-5 g-H2O/m2/day. Currently ALD is a time-consuming process suitable only for high-value, relatively small substrates. To successfully commercialize the ALD-on-plastic technology for the PV industry, there is the need to scale up this technology and improve throughput. The goal of this contract work was to build a prototype demonstrating that the ALD technology could be scaled-up for commercial use. Unfortunately, the prototype failed to produce an ultra-barrier film by the close of the project.

David M. Dean

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture effects in low-slope roofs: Drying rates after water addition with various vapor retarders  

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Tests have been conducted in the Large Scale Climate Simulator (LSCS) of the US. Building Envelope Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to investigate downward drying rates of various unvented, low-slope roof systems. A secondary objective was to study heat flow patterns so as to understand how to control latent heat effects on impermeable heat flux transducers. Nine test sections were tested simultaneously. The sections had a p deck above fibrous-glass insulation and were examples of cold-deck systems. These five sections had various vapor retarder systems on a gypsum board ceiling below the insulation. The other four sections had a lightweight insulating concrete deck below expanded polystyrene insulation and the same vapor retarder systems, and were examples of warm-deck systems. The cold-deck systems had materials that were relatively permeable to water vapor, while the materials in the warm-deck systems were less permeable. All test sections were topped by an impermeable roofing membrane. The test sections were instrumented with thermocouples between all layers and with small heat flux transducers at the bottom and top of the fibrous-glass insulation and in the middle of the expanded polystyrene insulation. Two different kinds of moisture probes were used to qualitatively monitor the movement of the moisture. The heat flux measurements showed that heat conduction dominates the system using impermeable insulation materials, with only a slight increase due to increased thermal conductivity of wet expanded polystyrene. There was significant transfer of latent heat in the test sections with permeable insulation, causing the peak heat fluxes to increase by as much as a factor of two. With temperatures imposed that are typical of summer days, latent heat transfer associated with condensation and evaporation of moisture in the test sections was measured to be as important as the heat transfer by conduction.

Pedersen, C.R. [Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark); Petrie, T.W. [Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Courville, G.E.; Desjarlais, A.O.; Childs, P.W.; Wilkes, K.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Grain constraint and size effects in shape memory alloy microwires  

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Shape memory alloys exhibit interesting and useful properties, such as the shape memory effect and superelasticity. Among the many alloy families that have been shown to exhibit shape memory properties the ones based on ...

Ueland, Stian Melhus

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Hybrid method for aerodynamic shape optimization in automotive industry  

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Hybrid method for aerodynamic shape optimization in automotive industry Freedeerique Muyl April 2003; accepted 4 June 2003 Abstract An aerodynamic shape optimization tool for complex industrial reasons, concerns car manufacturers. Consequently, the improvement of the aerodynamics of car shapes, more

Dumas, Laurent

242

Cu-based shape memory microwires : towards complex structures  

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Shape memory alloys are a distinctive type of material that exhibits the fascinating properties of the shape memory effect and superelasticity. Shape memory properties are characterized by the diffusionless phase transformation ...

Gager, Mac (Brian McClure, Jr.)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Soil temperature, soil moisture and thaw depth, Barrow, Alaska, Ver. 1  

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This dataset consists of field measurements of soil properties made during 2012 and 2013 in areas A-D of Intensive Site 1 at the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) Arctic site near Barrow, Alaska. Included are i) weekly measurements of thaw depth, soil moisture, presence and depth of standing water, and soil temperature made during the 2012 and 2013 growing seasons (June - September) and ii) half-hourly measurements of soil temperature logged continuously during the period June 2012 to September 2013.

Sloan, V.L.; J.A. Liebig; M.S. Hahn; J.B. Curtis; J.D. Brooks; A. Rogers; C.M. Iversen; R.J. Norby

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Tropical synoptic scale moisture fields observed from the Nimbus-7 SMMR  

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are clear and the radiating surface is near sea level and warm. Correlation in the low (less than 220 W m ) OLR (wet) regions of the TP and AITCZ have a large scatter and the highest precipitable water values do not correspond to the lowest OLR values... there is little relation between the variations of moisture and the absence of cloud. The lowest (wet) values of OLR, mostly from the TP and AITCZ, occupy s, 15 kg m range (excluding many SMMR values erroneously low) of SMMR precipitable water estimates. Cadet...

Fink, Jeffrey David

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil temperature, soil moisture and thaw depth, Barrow, Alaska, Ver. 1  

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This dataset consists of field measurements of soil properties made during 2012 and 2013 in areas A-D of Intensive Site 1 at the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) Arctic site near Barrow, Alaska. Included are i) weekly measurements of thaw depth, soil moisture, presence and depth of standing water, and soil temperature made during the 2012 and 2013 growing seasons (June - September) and ii) half-hourly measurements of soil temperature logged continuously during the period June 2012 to September 2013.

Sloan, V.L.; J.A. Liebig; M.S. Hahn; J.B. Curtis; J.D. Brooks; A. Rogers; C.M. Iversen; R.J. Norby

2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

246

International H2O Project (IHOP) 2002: Datasets Related to Atmospheric Moisture and Rainfall Prediction  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

IHOP 2002 was a field experiment that took place over the Southern Great Plains of the United States from 13 May to 25 June 2002. The chief aim of IHOP_2002 was improved characterization of the four-dimensional (4-D) distribution of water vapor and its application to improving the understanding and prediction of convection. The region was an optimal location due to existing experimental and operational facilities, strong variability in moisture, and active convection [copied from http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/ihop/]. The project's master list of data identifies 146 publicly accessible datasets.

Schanot, Allen [IHOP 2002 PI; Friesen, Dick [IHOP 2002 PI

247

Phase relationship equation for moisture induced shrink and swell of soils  

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to the w moisture content prior to swell, a = air void coefficient equal to the ratio of air volume change (AV?) to the initial air volume (V?), n(1-S) = ratio of VA to the initial total volume (Vr). The shrinkage form of PREMISS (1. 2), also derived... in Chapter VI, is: AV hw = Sn ? (t + a, ?j r where a? = the air void constant equal to the ratio of dV? to the change in water volume (dV~). The parameters S, n and w are readily obtained from soil samples. Means of obtaining the change im water...

Hoffmann, Stacey Bruemmer

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Responses of bitterweed (Hymenoxys odorata) to 2, 4-D in relation to soil moisture  

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aoistme for shoat three weehs battee syrayfsg with 2, ~ oa iTass 7. Taboos clay lhsdaD clay Ososa clay Valesa clog Valera else' shallow yhase Irioa alar Ceyrsssed 16. 3 1702 2$og sSoae ylents ia this sell asterisk sai yro4aee4 seek... and herbicidal aotion at time of spraying on ths several clay soil types. Mater is universally a component of soils, although ths amounts present may wary from hygrosopio to a quantity sufficient to saturate the soil. FLaM moisture samples msy be oompared...

Sultemeier, George Wayne

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Cavitation controlled acoustic probe for fabric spot cleaning and moisture monitoring  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus are provided for monitoring a fabric. An acoustic probe generates acoustic waves relative to the fabric. An acoustic sensor, such as an accelerometer is coupled to the acoustic probe for generating a signal representative of cavitation activity in the fabric. The generated cavitation activity representative signal is processed to indicate moisture content of the fabric. A feature of the invention is a feedback control signal is generated responsive to the generated cavitation activity representative signal. The feedback control signal can be used to control the energy level of the generated acoustic waves and to control the application of a cleaning solution to the fabric.

Sheen, Shuh-Haw (Naperville, IL); Chien, Hual-Te (Naperville, IL); Raptis, Apostolos C. (Downers Grove, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of soil moisture levels on evapotranspiration from cotton and grain sorghum  

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measured value of soil t moisture. Substituting these values into Equations (I), (2) and (3) gave the following three equations: SM =be ct t SM =bK t t SM = d ? b log (t+c ) t (5) (6) The next logical step would have been to evaluate... as several atmospheres pressure which is sufficient tc move water to the leaves of even the tallest trees. The flew cf water can be governed by either the rate at which it is extracted from the soil or the rate at which it moves through the plants...

Schneider, Arland David

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Versatile Diesel Particulate Filter Cartridge Any Size, Any Shape...  

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

Versatile Diesel Particulate Filter Cartridge Any Size, Any Shape Versatile Diesel Particulate Filter Cartridge Any Size, Any Shape Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24,...

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Radius of influence for a cosmic-ray soil moisture probe : theory and Monte Carlo simulations.  

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The lateral footprint of a cosmic-ray soil moisture probe was determined using diffusion theory and neutron transport simulations. The footprint is radial and can be described by a single parameter, an e-folding length that is closely related to the slowing down length in air. In our work the slowing down length is defined as the crow-flight distance traveled by a neutron from nuclear emission as a fast neutron to detection at a lower energy threshold defined by the detector. Here the footprint is defined as the area encompassed by two e-fold distances, i.e. the area from which 86% of the recorded neutrons originate. The slowing down length is approximately 150 m at sea level for neutrons detected over a wide range of energies - from 10{sup 0} to 10{sup 5} eV. Both theory and simulations indicate that the slowing down length is inversely proportional to air density and linearly proportional to the height of the sensor above the ground for heights up to 100 m. Simulations suggest that the radius of influence for neutrons >1 eV is only slightly influenced by soil moisture content, and depends weakly on the energy sensitivity of the neutron detector. Good agreement between the theoretical slowing down length in air and the simulated slowing down length near the air/ground interface support the conclusion that the footprint is determined mainly by the neutron scattering properties of air.

Desilets, Darin

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall, was presented at the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, on August 13, 2014.

254

Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium.

Booth, Rex (Livermore, CA); Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium. 10 figs.

Booth, R.; Pocha, M.D.

1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

256

Ultrafast Pulse Shaping Approaches to Quantum Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum computing exploits the quantum-mechanical nature of matter to exist in multiple possible states simultaneously. This new approach promises to revolutionize the present form of computing. As an approach to quantum computing, we discuss ultrafast laser pulse shaping, in particular, the acousto-optic modulator based Fourier-Transform pulse-shaper, which has the ability to modulate tunable high power ultrafast laser pulses. We show that optical pulse shaping is an attractive route to quantum computing since shaped pulses can be transmitted over optical hardware and the same infrastructure can be used for computation and optical information transfer. We also address the problem of extending coherence-times for optically induced processes.

Debabrata Goswami

2003-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

257

Coating thermal noise for arbitrary shaped beams  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Advanced LIGO's sensitivity will be limited by coating noise. Though this noise depends on beam shape, and though nongaussian beams are being seriously considered for advanced LIGO, no published analysis exists to compare the quantitative thermal noise improvement alternate beams offer. In this paper, we derive and discuss a simple integral which completely characterizes the dependence of coating thermal noise on shape. The derivation used applies equally well, with minor modifications, to all other forms of thermal noise in the low-frequency limit.

Richard O'Shaughnessy

2006-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of the moisture gauge and the neutron log in air-filled holes at NTS  

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Two methods are commonly used to measure water content of geologic materials by neutron diffusion, the moisture gauge and the neutron log. Both are used at NTS, the moisture gauge in tunnels, the neutron log in vertical drilled holes. In this work, the moisture gauge and the neutron log are compared for use in air-filled holes NTS. The measurement instruments have evolved with very different operational characteristics and one important physics difference, the source to detector spacing. The moisture gauge has a very short, 0--6 cm spacing, with little internal shielding, and count increases with water. The neutron log has a long spacing, 30--50 cm, substantial internal shielding, and exhibits decreasing count with increasing water. The moisture gauge gives better bed resolution than the neutron log. Because its count increases with water, the moisture gauge is more strongly affected by water in the borehole, especially in dry formations. In these conditions the neutron log is the method of choice. In air-filled holes, if source size or logging time is not a constraint, the relative sensitivity of the two tools to water is determined by the relative strengths of borehole effects as fluid, holesize, or tool-wall gap. If source size is a constraint for safety reasons, the short spacing provides higher countrates for a given detector efficiency and thus better relative precision in determining the true count. If source size is limited because of detector or electronics saturation, the short spacing will be better at high water content, while the long spacing will be better at low water content. The short spacing may have an advantage because it can make better contact with the hole wall and can be more easily corrected for gap. The long spacing tool is currently used in vertical holes at NTS because that is the only tool available from logging contractors. Since they are most concerned with high water contents, the short spacing tool could prove to be better.

Hearst, J.R.; Carlson, R.C.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Researching Complex Heat, Air and Moisture Interactions for a Wide-Range of Building Envelope Systems and Environmental Loads  

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This document serves as the final report documenting work completed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Fraunhofer Institute in Building Physics (Holzkirchen, Germany) under an international CRADA No. 0575 with Fraunhofer Institute of Bauphysics of the Federal Republic of Germany for Researching Complex Heat, Air and Moisture Interactions for a Wide Range of Building Envelope Systems and Environmental Loads. This CRADA required a multi-faceted approach to building envelope research that included a moisture engineering approach by blending extensive material property analysis, laboratory system and sub-system thermal and moisture testing, and advanced moisture analysis prediction performance. The Participant's Institute for Building physics (IBP) and the Contractor's Buildings Technology Center (BTC) identified potential research projects and activities capable of accelerating and advancing the development of innovative, low energy and durable building envelope systems in diverse climates. This allowed a major leverage of the limited resources available to ORNL to execute the required Department of Energy (DOE) directives in the area of moisture engineering. A joint working group (ORNL and Fraunhofer IBP) was assembled and a research plan was executed from May 2000 to May 2005. A number of key deliverables were produced such as adoption of North American loading into the WUFI-software. in addition the ORNL Weather File Analyzer was created and this has been used to address environmental loading for a variety of US climates. At least 4 papers have been co-written with the CRADA partners, and a chapter in the ASTM Manual 40 on Moisture Analysis and Condensation Control. All deliverables and goals were met and exceeded making this collaboration a success to all parties involves.

Karagiozis, A.N.

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents  

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents James Fishbaugh1 , Marcel Prastawa1 , Guido fully parameterize the geodesic shape evolution. This is in contrast to previous shape re- gression on the shape space and the corresponding re- gression function. In [5], a piecewise geodesic method has been

Prastawa, Marcel

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Reconstitution of sorghum grain: effects of time, temperature and moisture upon total gas production in an in vitro system  

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of feeding trials b cause of the costs, time and labor involved. experiment vzas designed to determine the effects of lenoth of reconstitution -' r ~c, storage temperature and moisture level upor. the total gas production of reconstituted sorghum grain... for high moisture (over 25 per- cent) ", , rain diets as compared to dry grain. Zn Vitro Fermentation In vitro st?dies are often us d to redu e feed cost in studies on fir-. d c'gestibility. They are noi, designed to duplicate tne numen and only...

Wilfong, Charlie Birch

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible Residential Test Facility: Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Cooling Season Energy and Moisture Levels  

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Air infiltration and ventilation in residential buildings is a very large part of the heating loads, but empirical data regarding the impact on space cooling has been lacking. Moreover, there has been little data on how building tightness might relate to building interior moisture levels in homes in a hot and humid climate. To address this need, BA-PIRC has conducted research to assess the moisture and cooling load impacts of airtightness and mechanical ventilation in two identical laboratory homes in the hot-humid climate over the cooling season.

Parker, D.; Kono, J.; Vieira, R.; Fairey, P.; Sherwin, J.; Withers, C.; Hoak, D.; Beal, D.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Experimental investigation of moisture and temperature conditioning of C600/5208 graphite/epoxy composite material  

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for this research was a graphite/epoxy system This thesis uses the format of the Journal of Composite Mater. ials. with Celion 6000 fibers in Narmco's 5208 resin system. Two lamanates were tested. The fi~st was a six-ply unidirectional, (0) . and the sec- second... on the effects of moisture absorption a. nd desorption in resin based composite materials. To date the ma?sor emphasis of this research has been 1n the areas of strength degradation and changes in mechanical proper ties. The moisture absorption and desorption...

Grieger, Kenneth Allen

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A soil moisture budget analysis of Texas using basic climatic data while assuming a possible warming trend across the state  

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of the slope (dashed lines) of the regression line of precipitation on mean temperature for the Lower Valley. 35. Isopleths of MTRANGE (in 'F) for Texas during August. 71 36. Percentage of monthly soil moisture (SM) for the High Plains for a O'F (control... are significant at the 95% confidence interval. 74 37. Percentage of monthly soil moisture (SM) for the High Plains for a O'F (control), I' F, 2'F, 3'F, and 4'F increase in the mean annual temperature of Texas. Mean monthly temperatures increase non...

Bjornson, Brian Matthew

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Geodesic Methods for Shape and Surface Processing  

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Geodesic Methods for Shape and Surface Processing Gabriel Peyr´e and Laurent Cohen Ceremade, UMR the theory and practice of the nu- merical computation of geodesic distances on Riemannian manifolds be preferred). Using this local tensor field, the geodesic distance is used to solve many problems of practical

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Voxel-Space Shape Grammars Zacharia Crumley  

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. Keywords: procedural generation, shape grammars, voxels 1 INTRODUCTION For video games, virtual growing with the increase in computa- tional power and the quality of graphics. It is now at a point where content, par- ticularly plants, landscapes, and textures. This is ev- idenced by the growth of commercial

Gain, James

267

Converting Level Set Gradients to Shape Gradients  

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distance function (SDF) associated with a shape, and differentiate these energies with respect to the SDF to the SDF. We discuss some problematic gradients from the literature, show how they can easily be fixed function (SDF) of , i.e. the function that associates any point x with the signed distance (x) = ±d

Radke, Rich

268

Sidewall tensiometer and method of determining soil moisture potential in below-grade earthen soil  

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A sidewall tensiometer to in situ determine below-grade soil moisture potential of earthen soil includes, a) a body adapted for insertion into an opening in earthen soil below grade, the body having lateral sidewalls; b) a laterally oriented porous material provided relative to the body lateral sidewalls, the laterally oriented porous material at least in part defining a fluid chamber within the body; c) a pressure a sensor in fluid communication with the fluid chamber; and d) sidewall engaging means for engaging a portion of a sidewall of an earth opening to laterally urge the porous material into hydraulic communication with earthen soil of another portion of the opening sidewall. Methods of taking tensiometric measurements are also disclosed.

Hubbell, Joel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Sisson, James B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Transient moisture migration and phase change front propagation in porous media  

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The process of transient moisture migration in a semi-infinite slab of porous concrete being heated at one side has been analyzed. The model solves the heat and mass transfer equations considering water and air migration in the concrete, including evaporation and recondensation effects. The domain is subdivided into a dry region and a wet region, with the phase-change-front motion being modeled via mass and energy conservation at the front. Approximate solutions are obtained by use of a similarity transformation and numerical integration of the resulting ordinary differential equations. Typical results and parametric evaluations are given for the cases of an impermeable outer surface as well as an outer surface exposed to ambient pressure.

Shiina, Y.; Kroeger, P.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Acoustic wave (AW) based moisture sensor for use with corrosive gases  

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Moisture corrosive gas stream is measured as a function of the difference in resonant frequencies between two acoustic wave (AW) devices, each with a film which accepts at least one of the components of the gas stream. One AW is located in the gas stream while the other is located outside the gas stream but in the same thermal environment. In one embodiment, the film is a hydrophilic material such as SiO{sub 2}. In another embodiment, the SiO{sub 2} is covered with another film which is impermeable to the corrosive gas, such that the AW device in the gas stream measures only the water vapor. In yet another embodiment, the film comprises polyethylene oxide which is hydrophobic and measures only the partial pressure of the corrosive gas. Other embodiments allow for compensation of drift in the system. 8 figs.

Pfeifer, K.B.; Frye, G.C.; Schneider, T.W.

1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic wave (AW) based moisture sensor for use with corrosive gases  

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Moisture corrosive gas stream is measured as a function of the difference in resonant frequencies between two acoustic wave (AW) devices, each with a film which accepts at least one of the components of the gas stream. One AW is located in the gas stream while the other is located outside the gas stream but in the same thermal environment. In one embodiment, the film is a hydrophilic material such as SiO.sub.2. In another embodiment, the SiO.sub.2 is covered with another film which is impermeable to the corrosive gas, such that the AW device in the gas stream measures only the water vapor. In yet another embodiment, the film comprises polyethylene oxide which is hydrophobic and measures only the partial pressure of the corrosive gas. Other embodiments allow for compensation of drift in the system.

Pfeifer, Kent B. (Los Lunas, NM); Frye, Gregory C. (Cedar Crest, NM); Schneider, Thomas W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Plan to Evaluate the Relationship Among IAQ, Comfort, Moisture, and Ventilation in Humid Climates  

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This experimental plan describes research being conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in coordinatation with Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Florida HERO, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to evaluate the impact of ventilation rate on interior moisture levels, temperature distributions, and indoor air contaminant concentrations. Specifically, the research team will measure concentrations of indoor air contaminants, ventilation system flow rates, energy consumption, and temperature and relative humidity in ten homes in Gainesville, FL to characterize indoor pollutant levels and energy consumption associated with the observed ventilation rates. PNNL and FSEC have collaboratively prepared this experimental test plan, which describes background and context for the proposed study; the experimental design; specific monitoring points, including monitoring equipment, and sampling frequency; key research questions and the associated data analysis approach; experimental logistics, including schedule, milestones, and team member contact information; and clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of each team in support of project objectives.

Widder, Sarah H.; Martin, Eric

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

273

Hygric Redistribution in Insulated Assemblies: Retrofitting Residential Envelopes Without Creating Moisture Issues  

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The Building America program has recognized that most of the current housing stock is in need of energy related retrofits. One of the best ways of reducing the space conditioning energy consumption is to improve the thermal performance of the enclosure by adding exterior board foam insulation. This report quantifies the amount of water that can become trapped in the drainage cavity of typical wall systems, and measures the effect of water trapped in the drainage cavity on the moisture content of the sheathing. This study also attempts to explain the discrepancy between hygrothermal simulations and field performance of low permeance, low R-value exterior insulation (e.g. 3/4-in. foil faced polyisocyanurate) in cold climates.

Smegal, J.; Lstiburek, J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of soil moisture and evapotranspiration in a soil profile during the 1999 MAP-Riviera Campaign Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 7(6), 903919 (2003) EGU  

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-Riviera Campaign 903 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 7(6), 903919 (2003) © EGU Simulation of soil moisture and evapotranspiration scheme in hydrological models. This study presents the validation of soil moisture soil plot at the edge of a corn field. The hydrological model PREVAH was driven using three

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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An integral-balance nonlinear model to simulate changes in soil moisture, groundwater and surface runoff dynamics at the hillslope scale  

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An integral-balance nonlinear model to simulate changes in soil moisture, groundwater and surface-state integral-balance model for soil moisture and groundwater dynamics. Development of the model was motivated. Ă? 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Recent studies on the modeling

Jay, Laurent O.

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., ~., t.o -., '-'~ Effect of moisture content on the composting of pig-manure sawdust litter disposed from the  

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'- ., ~., t.o - ., '-'~ Effect of moisture content on the composting of pig-manure sawdust litter-situ composting, has been developed as one of the recommended methods in Hong Kong to treat pig waste. The system microbial biomass, which is similar to an immature compost. In order to improve the quality of the spent

Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M.

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Soil animal responses to moisture availability are largely scale, not ecosystem dependent: insight from a cross-site  

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Soil animal responses to moisture availability are largely scale, not ecosystem dependent: insight Cruces, NM 88012, USA, 4 USDA ARS Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, Temple, TX 76502, USA, 5 Abstract Climate change will result in reduced soil water availability in much of the world either due

Wall, Diana

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IMPACTS OF SOIL MOISTURE VARIABILITY ON CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS THROUGH LAND-ATMOSPHERE FEEDBACKS  

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A suite of regional climate model runs was conducted to examine the impacts of mean soil moisture and model resolution on precipitation events in the U.S. Central Plains, and to investigate the relative impacts of energy balance partitioning and net...

Jones, Aubrey R.

2008-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigations of Possible Low-Level Temperature and Moisture Anomalies During the AMIE Field Campaign on Manus Island  

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This document discusses results stemming from the investigation of near-surface temperature and moisture “oddities” that were brought to light as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) Investigation Experiment (AMIE), Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO), and Cooperative Indian Ocean experiment on intraseasonal variability in the Year 2011 (CINDY2011) campaigns.

Long, CN; Holdridge, DJ

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of soil moisture and water depth on ERS SAR backscatter measurements from an Alaskan wetland complex  

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2009 Accepted 17 April 2009 Keywords: Wetlands Boreal region Synthetic aperture radar Water level SoilEffects of soil moisture and water depth on ERS SAR backscatter measurements from an Alaskan was negatively correlated to water depth in all open (non-forested) wetlands when water table levels were more

Turetsky, Merritt

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Two-dimensional Variational Analysis of Near-Surface Moisture from Simulated Radar Refractivity-Related Phase Change Observations  

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provide high-resolution information about the highly variable low-level moisture field. Simulated radar uncertainty and random radar measurement errors. When a separate pre-processing step is applied to unwrap-slant-path water vapor measurements are most effective at the mid to upper levels where slant paths intersect each

Xue, Ming

282

Influence of radar frequency on the relationship between bare surface soil moisture vertical profile and radar backscatter  

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produced from Envisat ASAR and TerraSAR-X data, acquired over bare soils with in situ measurements heterogeneity into account in the backscatter model. Key words: SAR, AIEM, soil moisture profile, bare soil hal in the L, C, and X frequency bands, empirical and semi-empirical models are often calibrated using soil

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

283

CO2 Isotherms Measured on Moisture-Equilbrated Argonne Premium Coals at 550C and 15 Mpa  

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Sorption isotherms, which describe the coal’s gas storage capacity, are important for estimating the carbon sequestration potential of coal seams. The DOE-NETL initiated a second inter-laboratory isotherm comparison of coals where CO2 sorption isotherms were collected on moisture-equilibrated coals at temperatures and pressures relevant to CO2 sequestration. Each laboratory used the same coal samples and followed the same general procedure; however, each laboratory used their own apparatus and isotherm measurement technique. This study investigated the inter-laboratory reproducibility of carbon dioxide isotherm measurements on moisture-equilibrated Argonne premium coal samples (Pocahontas #3, Illinois #6, and Beulah Zap). Six independent laboratories provided isotherm data on the three moisture-equilibrated coal samples at 55oC and pressures up to 15 MPa. Agreement among the laboratories was good up to 8 MPa. At the higher pressures, the data among the laboratories diverged significantly for two of the laboratories and coincided reasonably well for four of the laboratories. This work provides guidance for estimating the reproducibility that might be expected when comparing published sorption isotherms on moisture-equilibrated coals from different laboratories.

Goodman, A.L.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2392 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 41, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2003 Soil Moisture Mapping Using ESTAR Under  

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2392 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 41, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2003 Soil of the entire region. Index Terms--Microwave, remote sensing, soil moisture. I. INTRODUCTION THE FUNDAMENTAL regional heat fluxes [15], and to validate distributed land surface models in order to study the scaling

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Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) Walls ORNL provides the tools to enable industry to engineer durable, moisture-tolerant  

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Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) Walls ORNL provides the tools to enable industry the insulating value of walls and the energy efficiency of buildings. The EIFS concept came to America from in both moisture control and insulating value. EIFS's are inherently superior on thermal performance

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Environmental, Economic, and Energy Assessment of the Ultimate Analysis and Moisture Content of Municipal Solid Waste in a Parallel  

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impact air combustion products: SO2, CO, CO2, NO, and NO2. The moisture content was varied from 10, and § Department of Economics, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, United States Department of Chemical and can mitigate air quality degradation associated with combustion of conventional fossil fuels. Co

Alvarez, Pedro J.

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Variation in soil moisture and N availability modulates carbon and water exchange in a California grassland experiment  

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Variability in the magnitude and timing of precipitation is predicted to change under future climate scenarios. The primary objective of this study was to understand how variation in precipitation patterns consisting of soil moisture pulses mixed with intermittent dry down events influence ecosystem gas fluxes. We characterized the effects of precipitation amount and timing, N availability, and plant community composition on whole ecosystem and leaf gas exchange in a California annual grassland mesocosm study system that allowed precise control of soil moisture conditions. Ecosystem CO2 and fluxes increased significantly with greater precipitation and were positively correlated with soil moisture. A repeated 10 day dry down period following 11 days of variable precipitation inputs strongly depressed net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) across a range of season precipitation totals, and plant community types. Ecosystem respiration (Re), evapotranspiration (ET) and leaf level photosynthesis (Amax) showed greatest sensitivity to dry down periods in low precipitation plots. Nitrogen additions significantly increased NEE, Re and Amax, particularly as water availability was increased. These results demonstrate that N availability and intermittent periods of soil moisture deficit (across a wide range of cumulative season precipitation totals) strongly modulate ecosystem gas exchange.

St. Clair, S.B.; Sudderth, E.; Fischer, M.L.; Torn, M.S.; Stuart, S.; Salve, R.; Eggett, D.; Ackerly, D.

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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INDICATOR: LAKE ERIE ICE COVER Winter ice cover on Lake Erie affects the amount of heat and moisture transferred  

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102 INDICATOR: LAKE ERIE ICE COVER Background Winter ice cover on Lake Erie affects the amount of heat and moisture transferred between the lake and the atmosphere. During winter, ice and snow can decrease the amount of light available below the ice surface for photosynthesis. In the absence of an ice

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Changes in Moisture, Protein, and Fat Content of Fish and Rice Flour Coextrudates during Single-Screw Extrusion Cooking  

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Changes in proximate composition of fish and rice flour coextrudates like moisture, protein, and fat content were studied with respect to extrusion process v ariables like barrel temperature, x1 (100–200 degrees C); screw speed, x2 (70–110 rpm); fish content of the feed, x3 (5–45 percent); and feed moisture content, x4 (20–60 percent). Experiments were conducted at five levels of the process variables based on rotatable experimental design. Response surface models (RSM) were developed that adequately described the changes in moisture, protein, and fat content of the extrudates based on the coeff icient of determination (R2) values of 0.95, 0.99, and 0.94. ANOVA analysis indicated that extrudate moisture content was influenced by x4, protein content by x1 and x3, and fat content by x3 and x4 at P < 0.001. Trends based on response surf ace plots indicated that the x1 of about 200 degrees C, x2 of about 90 rpm, x3 of about 25%, and x4 of about 20% minimized the moisture in the extrudates. Protein content was maximized at x1 of 100 degrees C, x2 > 80 rpm, x3 of about 45 percent, and x4 > 50 percent, and fat content was minimized at x1 of about 200 degrees C, x2 of about 85–95 rpm, x3 < 15 percent, and x4 of about >50 percent. Optimized process variables based on a genetic algorithm (GA) for minimum moisture and fat content and maximum protein content were x1 = 199.86, x2 = 109.86, x3 = 32.45, x4 = 20.03; x1 = 199.71, x2 = 90.09, x3 = 15.27, x4 = 58.47; and x1 = 102.97, x2 = 107.67, x3 = 44.56, x4 = 59.54. The predicted values were 17.52 percent, 0.57 percent, and 46.65 percent. Based on the RSM and GA analy sis, extrudate moisture and protein content was influenced by x1, x3, and x4 and fat content by x2, x3, and x4.

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Shahab Sokhansanj; Sukumar Bandyopadhyay; A. S. Bawa

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Microgenetic optimization algorithm for optimal wavefront shaping  

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One of the main limitations of utilizing optimal wavefront shaping in imaging and authentication applications is the slow speed of the optimization algorithms currently being used. To address this problem we develop a micro-genetic optimization algorithm ($\\mu$GA) for optimal wavefront shaping. We test the abilities of the $\\mu$GA and make comparisons to previous algorithms (iterative and simple-genetic) by using each algorithm to optimize transmission through an opaque medium. From our experiments we find that the $\\mu$GA is faster than both the iterative and simple-genetic algorithms and that both genetic algorithms are more resistant to noise and sample decoherence than the iterative algorithm.

Anderson, Benjamin R; Gunawidjaja, Ray; Eilers, Hergen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

How do elevated [CO2], warming, and reduced precipitation interact to affect soil moisture and LAI in an old field ecosystem?  

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Soil moisture content and leaf area index (LAI) are properties that will be particularly important in mediating whole system responses to the combined effects of elevated atmospheric [CO2], warming and altered precipitation. Warming and drying will likely reduce soil moisture, and this effect may be exacerbated when these factors are combined. However, elevated [CO2] may increase soil moisture contents and when combined with warming and drying may partially compensate for their effects. The response of LAI to elevated [CO2] and warming will be closely tied to soil moisture status and may mitigate or exacerbate the effects of global change on soil moisture. Using open-top chambers (4-m diameter), the interactive effects of elevated [CO2], warming, and differential irrigation on soil moisture availability were examined in the OCCAM (Old-Field Community Climate and Atmospheric Manipulation) experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee. Warming consistently reduced soil moisture contents and this effect was exacerbated by reduced irrigation. However, elevated [CO2] partially compensated for the effects of warming and drying on soil moisture. Changes in LAI were closely linked to soil moisture status. LAI was determined using an AccuPAR ceptometer and both the leaf area duration (LAD) and canopy size were increased by irrigation and elevated [CO2]. The climate of the southeastern United States is predicted to be warmer and drier in the future. This research suggests that although elevated [CO2] will partially ameliorate the effects of warming and drying, losses of soil moisture will increase from old field ecosystems in the future.

Dermody, Orla [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Weltzin, Jake [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Engel, Elizabeth C. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Allen, Phillip [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Norby, Richard J [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Rimmed and edge thickened Stodola shaped flywheel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flywheel is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel has a body composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel body is enclosed by a rim of circumferentially wound fiber embedded in resin. The rim promotes flywheel safety and survivability. The flywheel has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability. 6 figs.

Kulkarni, S.V.; Stone, R.G.

1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of extreme nuclear shapes in extreme conditions  

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Studies of extreme nuclear shapes have always fascinated scientists and are being pursued quite strongly over the years. Nuclei present themselves with interesting shapes and structures at different conditions of spin, excitation and also with the number of neutrons and/or protons in them. Gamma decays from the Giant dipole Resonances in nuclei can probe directly their shapes at different extreme conditions by looking at their resonant line-shapes, e.g., Jacobi shapes and shape-transitions, super/hyper-deformation etc. Similar such studies, done for the first time, using the LAMBDA high energy gamma spectrometer developed at VECC, is discussed here.

Banerjee, Sudhee Ranjan, E-mail: srb@vecc.gov.in [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Superelastic Effects in Ferrous Shape Memory Alloy  

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SE: Superelastic effect SME: Shape memory effect Nitinol:shape memory effect, (SME), whereby the material returns toelastic strain. In SMAs, the SME and SE are based on the

Olson, Scott Michael

295

Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape...  

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Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize...

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The Intelligent Combination of Input Shaping and PID Feedback Control  

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The Intelligent Combination of Input Shaping and PID Feedback Control A Dissertation Presented Combination of Input Shaping and PID Feedback Control Approved by: Dr. William Singhose, Advisor School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.4 PID Feedback Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.5 Comparison

Singhose, William

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Nicholas M. Patrikalakis Takashi Maekawa Shape Interrogationfor Computer  

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and engineering applications. For example, the hydrodynamic shape of propeller blades has an important role in marine applications, and the aerodynamic shape of turbine blades determines the performance of aircraft

Reuter, Martin

298

The Role of Knowledge in Visual Shape Representation  

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This report shows how knowledge about the visual world can be built into a shape representation in the form of a descriptive vocabulary making explicit the important geometrical relationships comprising objects' shapes. ...

Saund, Eric

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast optical pulse shaping: A tutorial review Andrew M. Weiner  

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Ultrafast optical pulse shaping: A tutorial review Andrew M. Weiner Purdue University, School 2011 Keywords: Ultrafast optics Pulse shaping Femtosecond optics Coherent control Optical signal programmable reshapingof ultrafast pulses, or generation of arbitrary optical waveforms, according to user

Purdue University

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Supplementary Figure 1 SHAPE-MaP data analysis pipeline.  

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Supplementary Figure 1 SHAPE-MaP data analysis pipeline. Outline of software pipeline that fully.1 GHz Intel Core i7 and 16 GB RAM). This strategy is implemented in the SHAPE-MaP Folding Pipeline

Cai, Long

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301

Structural Thermomechanical Models for Shape Memory Alloy Components  

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Thermally responsive shape memory alloys (SMA) demonstrate interesting properties like shape memory effect (SME) and superelasticity (SE). SMA components in the form of wires, springs and beams typically exhibit complex, nonlinear hysteretic...

Rao, Ashwin

2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

302

Partnering with Industry to Shape the Future (Presentation)  

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Keynote presentation given at the 2013 NTEA Green Truck Summit titled Partnering with Industry to Shape the Future.

Pacheco, M. A.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents  

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Geodesic shape regression in the framework of currents James Fishbaugh1 , Marcel Prastawa1 , Guido fully parameterize the geodesic shape evolution. This is in contrast to previous shape re- gression and the corresponding re- gression function. In [5], a piecewise geodesic method has been proposed, which extends

Gerig, Guido

304

Discrete geodesic regression in shape space Benjamin Berkels1  

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Discrete geodesic regression in shape space Benjamin Berkels1 , P. Thomas Fletcher2 , Behrend Benedikt.Wirth@cims.nyu.edu Abstract. A new approach for the effective computation of geodesic re- gression curves in shape spaces is presented. Here, one asks for a geodesic curve on the shape manifold

Rumpf, Martin

305

Making polymeric micro-and nanoparticles of complex shapes  

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Making polymeric micro- and nanoparticles of complex shapes Julie A. Champion, Yogesh K. Katare April 2, 2007) Polymeric micro- and nanoparticles play a central role in varied applications influenced by their shape. However, the availability of precisely shaped polymeric particles has been a major

Weeks, Eric R.

306

A geometric approach to energy shaping1 Bahman Gharesifard2  

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A geometric approach to energy shaping1 Bahman Gharesifard2 09/07/2009 1 PhD thesis, Department a more systematic geometric exploration of energy shaping. Most of the previous results have been dealt in late 1960's is utilized to analyze the partial differential equations in energy shaping. The energy

Lewis, Andrew D.

307

Fractal Representation of Planar Shapes Wladyslaw Skarbek3  

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Fractal Representation of Planar Shapes Wladyslaw Skarbek3 Frontier Research Program RIKEN, ABS of planar shapes, (e.g. characters in the given font) a fractal operator is de#12;ned which when applied on the fractal representation. Signi#12;cant compression of data volume was obtained for shape representation

Vialatte, François

308

Size and Shape of Rhenium Nanoparticles  

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In this paper the results from a detailed XAFS characterization of supported rhenium nanoparticles are presented. The Re nanoparticles are formed by the reduction of dispersed supported rhenium oxide in the presence of moist hydrogen. The shape of the wet--reduced Re clusters is determined by comparing the EXAFS spectra of Re-metal to the Re-wet-reduced clusters to 6 A. A decrease in the signal from the 4th and 7th Re shells is an indication of sheet-like rather than spherical-like particles.

Yang, N. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Mickelson, G. E.; Greenlay, N.; Bare, Simon R. [UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 (United States); Kelly, S. D. [EXAFS Analysis, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (United States); Vila, F. D.; Kas, J.; Rehr, J. J. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)

2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

309

Casting of particle-based hollow shapes  

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A method for the production of hollow articles made of a particle-based material; e.g., ceramics and sintered metals. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a thermally settable slurry containing a relatively high concentration of the particles is coated onto a prewarmed continuous surface in a relatively thin layer so that the slurry is substantially uniformly coated on the surface. The heat of the prewarmed surface conducts to the slurry to initiate a reaction which causes the slurry to set or harden in a shape conforming to the surface. The hardened configurations may then be sintered to consolidate the particles and provide a high density product.

Menchhofer, Paul (Oak Ridge, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Casting of particle-based hollow shapes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for the production of hollow articles made of a particle-based material; e.g., ceramics and sintered metals. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a thermally settable slurry containing a relatively high concentration of the particles is coated onto a prewarmed continuous surface in a relatively thin layer so that the slurry is substantially uniformly coated on the surface. The heat of the prewarmed surface conducts to the slurry to initiate a reaction which causes the slurry to set or harden in a shape conforming to the surface. The hardened configurations may then be sintered to consolidate the particles and provide a high density product.

Menchhofer, Paul (Oak Ridge, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Rimmed and edge thickened Stodola shaped flywheel  

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A flywheel (10) is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel (10) has a body (15) composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel (10) body (15) is enclosed by a rim (50) of circumferentially wound fiber (2) embedded in resin (3). The rim (50) promotes flywheel (10) safety and survivability. The flywheel (10) has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability.

Kulkarni, Satish V. (San Ramon, CA); Stone, Richard G. (Oakland, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Shape memory behavior of ultrafine grained NiTi and TiNiPd shape memory alloys  

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The cyclic instability in shape memory characteristics of NiTi-based shape memory alloys (SMAs), such as transformation temperatures, transformation and irrecoverable strains and transformation hysteresis upon thermal and mechanical cycling limits...

Kockar, Benat

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

313

Tensiometer and method of determining soil moisture potential in below-grade earthen soil  

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A portable tensiometer to in situ determine below-grade soil moisture potential of earthen soil includes, a) a body having opposing first and second ends and being adapted for complete insertion into earthen soil below grade; b) a porous material provided at the first body end, the porous material at least in part defining a fluid chamber within the body at the first body end, the fluid chamber being fluidically sealed within the body but for the porous material; c) a degassed liquid received within the fluid chamber; d) a pressure transducer mounted in fluid communication with the fluid chamber; e) the body, pressure transducer and degassed liquid having a combined mass; f) a flexible suspension line connected to the body adjacent the second body end, the flexible line being of sufficient strength to gravitationally freely self suspend the combined mass; and c) the combined mass being sufficient to effectively impart hydraulic communication between below-grade earthen soil contacted by the porous material under the weight of the combined mass. Tensiometers configured to engage the sidewalls of an earthen opening are also disclosed. Methods of taking tensiometric measurements are also disclosed.

Hubbell, Joel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Sisson, James B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Tensiometer and method of determining soil moisture potential in below-grade earthen soil  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable tensiometer to in-situ determine below-grade soil moisture potential of earthen soil includes, (a) a body having opposing first and second ends and being adapted for complete insertion into earthen soil below grade; (b) a porous material provided at the first body end, the porous material at least in part defining a fluid chamber within the body at the first body end, the fluid chamber being fluidically sealed within the body but for the porous material; (c) a degassed liquid received within the fluid chamber; (d) a pressure transducer mounted in fluid communication with the fluid chamber; (e) the body, pressure transducer and degassed liquid having a combined mass; (f) a flexible suspension line connected to the body adjacent the second body end, the flexible line being of sufficient strength to gravitationally freely self suspend the combined mass; and (g) the combined mass being sufficient to effectively impart hydraulic communication between below-grade earthen soil contacted by the porous material under the weight of the combined mass. Tensiometers configured to engage the sidewalls of an earthen opening are also disclosed. Methods of taking tensiometric measurements are also disclosed. 12 figs.

Hubbell, J.M.; Sisson, J.B.

1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

315

Tensiometer and method of determining soil moisture potential in below-grade earthen soil  

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A tensiometer to in situ determine below-grade soil moisture, potential of earthen soil includes, a) an apparatus adapted for insertion into earthen soil below grade, the apparatus having a below-grade portion, and, comprising; b) a porous material provided in the below-grade portion, the porous material at least in part defining a below-grade first fluid chamber; c) a first fluid conduit extending outwardly of the first fluid chamber; d) a first controllable isolation valve provided within the first fluid conduit, the first controllable isolation valve defining a second fluid chamber in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber through the first fluid conduit and the isolation valve, the first controllable isolation valve being received within the below-grade portion; and e) a pressure transducer in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber, the pressure transducer being received within the below-grade portion. An alternate embodiment includes an apparatus adapted for insertion into earthen soil below grade, the apparatus having a below-grade portion, and including: i) a porous material provided in the below-grade portion, the porous material at least in part defining a below-grade first fluid chamber; and ii) a pressure sensing apparatus in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber, the pressure sensing apparatus being entirely received within the below-grade portion. A method is also disclosed using the above and other apparatus.

Hubbell, Joel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mattson, Earl D. (Albuquerque, NM); Sisson, James B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Tensiometer and method of determining soil moisture potential in below-grade earthen soil  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A tensiometer to in-situ determine below-grade soil moisture, potential of earthen soil includes, (a) an apparatus adapted for insertion into earthen soil below grade, the apparatus having a below-grade portion, and, comprising; (b) a porous material provided in the below-grade portion, the porous material at least in part defining a below-grade first fluid chamber; (c) a first fluid conduit extending outwardly of the first fluid chamber; (d) a first controllable isolation valve provided within the first fluid conduit, the first controllable isolation valve defining a second fluid chamber in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber through the first fluid conduit and the isolation valve, the first controllable isolation valve being received within the below-grade portion; and (e) a pressure transducer in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber, the pressure transducer being received within the below-grade portion. An alternate embodiment includes an apparatus adapted for insertion into earthen soil below grade, the apparatus having a below-grade portion, and including: (1) a porous material provided in the below-grade portion, the porous material at least in part defining a below-grade first fluid chamber; and (2) a pressure sensing apparatus in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber, the pressure sensing apparatus being entirely received within the below-grade portion. A method is also disclosed using the above and other apparatus. 6 figs.

Hubbell, J.M.; Mattson, E.D.; Sisson, J.B.

1998-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

317

Magnitude and reactivity consequences of moisture ingress into the modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor core  

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Inadvertent admission of moisture into the primary system of a modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor has been identified in US Department of Energy-sponsored studies as an important safety concern. The work described here develops an analytical methodology to quantify the pressure and reactivity consequences of steam-generator tube rupture and other moisture-ingress-related incidents. Important neutronic and thermohydraulic processes are coupled with reactivity feedback and safety and control system responses. The rate and magnitude of steam buildup are found to be dominated by major system features such as break size compared with safety valve capacity and reliability and less sensitive to factors such as heat transfer coefficients. The results indicate that ingress transients progress at a slower pace than previously predicted by bounding analyses, with milder power overshoots and more time for operator or automatic corrective actions.

Smith, O.L. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Apparatus for reducing the moisture content in combustible material by utilizing the heat from combustion of such material  

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This patent describes apparatus for preparing moisture containing fuel material for combustion to produce heat energy and for applying the heat energy from the combustion for lowering the moisture content in the fuel material prior to combustion, the improvement comprising: boiler means for the combustion of the fuel material to produce heat energy, grinding apparatus for preparing the fuel material to produce heat energy; means for collecting prepared fuel material and for feeding the collected fuel material to the boiler means; a main gaseous fluid and fuel material conduit system; a second conduit system connecting the boiler means and the grinding apparatus to conduct heat energy to the grinding apparatus; connecting means between the returning side of the main conduit system and the boiler means for maintaining the main conduit system at a negative pressure to promote the flow of hot gaseous medium from the boiler means to the gringing apparatus.

Williams, R.M.

1992-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

319

Flexible Residential Test Facility: Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Heating Season Energy and Moisture Levels  

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Two identical laboratory homes designed to model existing Florida building stock were sealed and tested to 2.5 ACH50. Then, one was made leaky with 70% leakage through the attic and 30% through windows, to a tested value of 9 ACH50. Reduced energy use was measured in the tighter home (2.5 ACH50) in the range of 15% to 16.5% relative to the leaky (9 ACH50) home. Internal moisture loads resulted in higher dew points inside the tight home than the leaky home. Window condensation and mold growth occurred inside the tight home. Even cutting internal moisture gains in half to 6.05 lbs/day, the dew point of the tight home was more than 15 degrees F higher than the outside dry bulb temperature. The homes have single pane glass representative of older Central Florida homes.

Vieira, R.; Parker, D.; Fairey, P.; Sherwin, J.; Withers, C.; Hoak, D.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Wall Design Redundancy for Improving the Moisture Performance of Building Cladding Systems in Hot-Humid Climates  

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had leaks that introduced enough water to rot the wood fiaming supporting their cladding. Water-related problems with EIFS in over 300 homes in the Wilmington, North Carolina area were reported by the NAHB Research Center in 1996, and before... the recommendations included in a report entitled "Moisture Assessment Guidelines," by the NAHB Research Center (Appendix A, 1996) and modified by the author (Graham 1997), was used on the home inspections in Texas. In these inspections, areas known to be leak...

Graham, C. W.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Variational Shape Detection in Microscope Images Based on Joint Shape and Image Feature Statistics  

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inferred from training data. Varia- tional approaches to shape detection traditionally involve energies the regularization contracts the curve too much. form of these energies is E = I +R, (1) where I denotes the fit-to-data://infmath.uibk.ac.at/~matthiasf Samuel Gerber SCI Institute, University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 84112 http

Utah, University of

322

Effects of Constrained Aging on the Shape Memory Response of Nickel Rich Niti Shape Memory Alloys  

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Ni50.6Ti49.4 single and Ni52Ti48 polycrystalline shape memory alloy samples were subjected to aging under a uniaxial stress, to form a single Ni4Ti3 precipitate variant and to investigate the effects of single versus multi-variant coherent...

Barrie, Fatmata Haja

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

323

Timber shapes the future | This is London Timber shapes the future  

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your view Wood: it's the way to go With sustainable housing high on the environmental agenda, wood has reared on fake Tudorbethan lookalikes. Now they are turning their backs on this tired, old architecture and architectural detailing. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/home/article-6996198-details/Timber+shapes+the...1f

324

Field-scale investigation of enhanced petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation in the vadose zone combining soil venting as an oxygen source with moisture and nutrient addition. Appendices. Doctoral thesis  

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This document contains appendices regarding a reprint on a field scale investigation of enhanced petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation in the vadose zone combining soil venting as a oxygen source with moisture and nutrient addition.

Miller, R.N.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Design of an Ogive-Shaped Beamstop  

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This paper addresses the evolution, design, and development of a novel approach for stopping cw (continuous-wave), non-rastered proton beams. Capturing the beam in vacuo within a long, axisymmetric surface of revolution has the advantages of spreading the deposited energy over a large area while minimizing prompt neutron backstreaming and reducing shield size and mass. Evolving from a cylinder/cone concept, the ogive shape avoids abrupt changes in geometry that produce sharp thermal transitions, allowing the beam energy to be deposited gracefully along its surface. Thermal management at modest temperature levels is provided with a simple, one-pass countercurrent forced-convection water passage outside the ogive. Hydrophone boiling sensors provide overtemperature protection. The concept has been demonstrated under beam conditions in the CRITS (Chalk River Injector Test Stand) facility.

Van Hagan, T.H.; Doll, D.W.; Schneider, J.D.; Spinos, F.R.

1998-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

326

Drop shaping by laser-pulse impact  

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We study the hydrodynamic response of a falling drop hit by a laser pulse. Combining high-speed with stroboscopic imaging we report that a millimeter-sized dyed water drop hit by a milli-Joule nanosecond laser-pulse deforms and propels forward at several meters per second, until it eventually fragments. We show that the drop motion results from the recoil momentum imparted at the drop surface by water vaporization. We measure the propulsion speed and the time-deformation law of the drop, complemented by boundary integral simulations. We explain the drop propulsion and shaping in terms of the laser pulse energy and drop surface tension. These findings are crucial for the generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light in lithography machines.

Klein, Alexander L; Visser, Claas Willem; Lhuissier, Henri; Sun, Chao; Snoeijer, Jacco H; Villermaux, Emmanuel; Lohse, Detlef; Gelderblom, Hanneke

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Calibration of a Neutron Hydroprobe for Moisture Measurements in Small-Diameter Steel-Cased Boreholes  

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Computation of soil moisture content from thermalized neutron counts for the T-Farm Interim cover requires a calibration relationship but none exists for 2-in tubes. A number of calibration options are available for the neutron probe, including vendor calibration, field calibration, but none of these methods were deemed appropriate for the configuration of interest. The objective of this work was to develop a calibration relation for converting neutron counts measured in 2-in access tubes to soil water content. The calibration method chosen for this study was a computational approach using the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP). Model calibration was performed using field measurements in the Hanford calibration models with 6-in access tubes, in air and in the probe shield. The bet-fit model relating known water content to measured neutron counts was an exponential model that was essentially equivalent to that currently being used for 6-in steel cased wells. The MCNP simulations successfully predicted the neutron count rate for the neutron shield and the three calibration models for which data were collected in the field. However, predictions for air were about 65% lower than the measured counts . This discrepancy can be attributed to uncertainties in the configuration used for the air measurements. MCNP-simulated counts for the physical models were essentially equal to the measured counts with values. Accurate prediction of the response in 6-in casings in the three calibration models was motivation to predict the response in 2-in access tubes. Simulations were performed for six of the seven calibration models as well as 4 virtual models with the entire set covering a moisture range of 0 to 40%. Predicted counts for the calibration models with 2-in access tubes were 40 to 50% higher than in the 6-inch tubes. Predicted counts for water were about 60% higher in the 2-in tube than in the 6-in tube. The discrepancy between the 2-in and 6-in tube can be attributed to the smaller air gap between the probe and the 2-in access tube. The best-fit model relating volumetric water content to count ratio (CR) is of the form e^A x CR^B with A=0.3596 ± 0.0216 and B=0.4629 ± 0.0629 and r^2= 0.9998. It is recommended that the calibration function based on the count ratio, rather than raw counts, be used to avoid the effects of electronic noise in the probe that may arise due to the conditions at the time of measurement. These results suggest that the MCNP code can be used to extend calibrations for the neutron probe to different conditions including access tube size as well as composition without the need to construct additional physical models.

Ward, Anderson L.; Wittman, Richard S.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Directional emission of stadium-shaped micro-lasers  

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The far-field emission of two dimensional (2D) stadium-shaped dielectric cavities is investigated. Micro-lasers with such shape present a highly directional emission. We provide experimental evidence of the dependance of the emission directionality on the shape of the stadium, in good agreement with ray numerical simulations. We develop a simple geometrical optics model which permits to explain analytically main observed features. Wave numerical calculations confirm the results.

M. Lebental; J. -S. Lauret; J. Zyss; C. Schmit; E. Bogomolny

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Method for preparing corrosion-resistant ceramic shapes  

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Ceramic shapes having impermeable tungsten coatings can be used for containing highly corrosive molten alloys and salts. The shapes are prepared by coating damp green ceramic shapes containing a small amount of yttria with a tungsten coating slip which has been adjusted to match the shrinkage rate of the green ceramic and which will fire to a theoretical density of at least 80% to provide a impermeable coating.

Arons, Richard M. (Wheaton, IL); Dusek, Joseph T. (Downers Grove, IL)

1983-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

330

New insight into the shape coexistence and shape evolution of {sup 157}Yb  

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High-spin states in {sup 157}Yb have been populated in the {sup 144}Sm({sup 16}O,3n){sup 157}Yb fusion-evaporation reaction at a beam energy of 85 MeV. Two rotational bands built on the {nu}f{sub 7/2} and {nu}h{sub 9/2} intrinsic states, respectively, have been established for the first time. The newly observed {nu}f{sub 7/2} band and previously known {nu}i{sub 13/2} band in {sup 157}Yb are discussed in terms of total Routhian surface methods and compared with the structures in the neighboring N = 87 isotones. The structural characters observed in {sup 157}Yb provide evidence for shape coexistence of three distinct shapes: prolate, triaxial, and oblate. At higher spins, both the {nu}f{sub 7/2} band and {nu}i{sub 13/2} band in {sup 157}Yb undergo a shape evolution with sizable alignments occurring.

Xu, C.; Hua, H.; Li, X. Q.; Meng, J.; Li, Z. H.; Xu, F. R.; Shi, Y.; Liu, H. L.; Zhang, S. Q.; Ye, Y. L.; Jiang, D. X.; Zheng, T.; Lou, J. L.; Ma, L. Y.; Wang, E. H.; Cheng, Y. Y.; He, C. [School of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Li, Z. Y. [College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhu, L. H.; Wu, X. G. [China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

331

Methods for Analyzing Electric Load Shape and its Variability  

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Current methods of summarizing and analyzing electric load shape are discussed briefly and compared. Simple rules of thumb for graphical display of load shapes are suggested. We propose a set of parameters that quantitatively describe the load shape in many buildings. Using the example of a linear regression model to predict load shape from time and temperature, we show how quantities such as the load?s sensitivity to outdoor temperature, and the effectiveness of demand response (DR), can be quantified. Examples are presented using real building data.

Price, Philip

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

332

Total Recall: Detailing Nitinol's Shape-Memory Behavior | The...  

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of the shape change, structures, and transition states, the team constructed a unique computer code and discovered the transformations include a previously-unidentified stable...

333

'Heart-shaped' plasmoid observed in the distant magnetotail  

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We discovered plasmoids which have the 'heart-shape' structure in the distant magnetotail by using the Geotail data. We also showed the existence of intermediate and slow shocks in the interface of heart shape structure. The plasma sheet density just before the heart-shaped plasmoid passage appeared to be larger than that of the averaged case. These results support the idea that the plasmoid generated in the near-Earth neutral line (NENL) may evolve into the heart-shape due to the nonuniform MHD velocities in the plasma sheet.

Hirai, M.; Ida, S.; Hoshino, M. [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Japan); Kuroda, T. [Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Japan)

2009-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

334

Simultaneous quadrupole and octupole shape phase transitions in Thorium  

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The evolution of quadrupole and octupole shapes in Th isotopes is studied in the framework of nuclear Density Functional Theory. Constrained energy maps and observables calculated with microscopic collective Hamiltonians indicate the occurrence of a simultaneous quantum shape phase transition between spherical and quadrupole-deformed prolate shapes, and between non-octupole and octupole-deformed shapes, as functions of the neutron number. The nucleus $^{224}$Th is closest to the critical point of a double phase transition. A microscopic mechanism of this phenomenon is discussed in terms of the evolution of single-nucleon orbitals with deformation.

Z. P. Li; B. Y. Song; J. M. Yao; D. Vretenar; J. Meng

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

335

active shape modelling: Topics by E-print Network  

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including ecology, palaeoecology and forensic science. The model we build represents life cycle and natural variation of both shape and texture over multiple diatom species,...

336

active shape models: Topics by E-print Network  

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including ecology, palaeoecology and forensic science. The model we build represents life cycle and natural variation of both shape and texture over multiple diatom species,...

337

active shape model: Topics by E-print Network  

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including ecology, palaeoecology and forensic science. The model we build represents life cycle and natural variation of both shape and texture over multiple diatom species,...

338

aerodynamic shape design: Topics by E-print Network  

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MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1968... Seaman, Charles Knight 2012-06-07 2 Numerical Shape Optimization of Airfoils With Practical Aerodynamic Design Requirements. Open Access Theses and...

339

EERE 'Buildings Prioritization Tool' Helps Shape EERE Projects...  

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Tool' Helps Shape EERE Projects June 17, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis The EERE "Buildings Prioritization Tool" has supported evidence-based decision making, led to smarter...

340

arbitrarily shaped dielectric: Topics by E-print Network  

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dynamic (more) Jung, Jaedal 2014-01-01 9 Numerical solutions to the Poisson equation in media surrounding multiple arbitrarily shaped bodies . Open Access Theses and...

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arbitrarily shaped particles: Topics by E-print Network  

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Parthapratim Pradhan 2014-03-25 11 Numerical solutions to the Poisson equation in media surrounding multiple arbitrarily shaped bodies . Open Access Theses and...

342

Electrostatic shape-shifting ion optics  

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Electrostatic shape-shifting ion optics includes an outer electrode that defines an interior region between first and second opposed open ends. A first inner electrode is positioned within the interior region of the outer electrode at about the first open end. A second inner electrode is positioned within the interior region of the outer electrode at about the second open end. A first end cap electrode is positioned at about a first open end of the first inner electrode so that the first end cap electrode substantially encloses the first open end of the first inner electrode. A second end cap electrode is positioned at about a second open end of the second inner electrode so that the second end cap electrode substantially encloses the second open end of the second inner electrode. A voltage source operatively connected to each of the electrodes applies voltage functions to each of the electrodes to produce an electric field within an interior space enclosed by the electrodes.

Dahl, David A.; Scott, Jill R.; Appelhans, Anthony D.

2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

343

On sampling fractions and electron shower shapes  

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We study the usage of various definitions of sampling fractions in understanding electron shower shapes in a sampling multilayer electromagnetic calorimeter. We show that the sampling fractions obtained by the conventional definition (I) of (average observed energy in layer)/(average deposited energy in layer) will not give the best energy resolution for the calorimeter. The reason for this is shown to be the presence of layer by layer correlations in an electromagnetic shower. The best resolution is obtained by minimizing the deviation from the total input energy using a least squares algorithm. The 'sampling fractions' obtained by this method (II) are shown to give the best resolution for overall energy. We further show that the method (II) sampling fractions are obtained by summing the columns of a non-local {lambda} tensor that incorporates the correlations. We establish that the sampling fractions (II) cannot be used to predict the layer by layer energies and that one needs to employ the full {lambda} tensor for this purpose. This effect is again a result of the correlations.

Peryshkin, Alexander; Raja, Rajendran; /Fermilab

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

A New Method for Shape from Focus Murali Subbarao Tae Choi  

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-from-focus method is described which is based on a new concept named Focused Image Surface (FIS). FIS of an object the shape of an object and the shape of its FIS. Therefore, the problem of shape recovery can be posed as the problem of determining the shape of the FIS. From the shape of FIS the shape of the object is easily

Subbarao, Murali "Rao"

345

Organic acid preservation of high-moisture sorghum grain and its feeding value for growing-finishing swine  

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to the 24 to 36% moisture grain when it was harvested in mid-July but extensive mold growth was noted in one bin after 70 days. This required that it be retreated which raised the acid content from about 1. 5 to 3. 4 percent. The failure of the grain... effective in preserving the grain harvested in mid-July that was used in the second group feeding trial. Ho mold growth was found in the three bins and essentially no microbial growth could be plated from grains preserved with 1. 1/ acid after six weeks...

Knabe, Darrell Albert

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

CO2 CH4 flux Air temperature Soil temperature and Soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska 2013 ver. 1  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

This dataset consists of field measurements of CO2 and CH4 flux, as well as soil properties made during 2013 in Areas A-D of Intensive Site 1 at the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) Arctic site near Barrow, Alaska. Included are i) measurements of CO2 and CH4 flux made from June to September (ii) Calculation of corresponding Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) and CH4 exchange (transparent minus opaque) between atmosphere and the ecosystem (ii) Measurements of Los Gatos Research (LGR) chamber air temperature made from June to September (ii) measurements of surface layer depth, type of surface layer, soil temperature and soil moisture from June to September.

Margaret Torn

347

A method of determining the dissolved oxygen in the moisture of a porous medium and some oxygen diffusion studies  

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this dissolved oxygen The sample chamber apparatus gives ocnsplcte seal of the bottle from the atmosphere The ohsabor does not require a large ameunt Of nitrogen Sb remove all the oxygen from it, It is easily portable and light in weight The proposed method... METHOD QF DETRHRIUIHO THE DISSOLVED OXmEK IE THE MOISTURE OF A POROUS ERDD% @AD SMfE QXYOEB DKFFUSIOE STUDIES ' INTRO DUO fQRF, I Oxygen, bas been known to be important in plant growth fox maay years There has been a great deal of xesearoh...

Runkles, Jack Ralph

1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Influence of kernel size on the presence of Aspergillus flavus, aflatoxin content and moisture content in Dominican Republic grown peanuts  

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, Aflatoxin Content and Moisture Content in Dominican Republic Grown Peanuts (Auqust, 1969) Teodoro Herrera-Perez, B. S. Ingeniero Agronomo, Escuela Superior de Agricultura "Antonio Narro". Directed by: Dr. David W. Rosberg. Incidence oi As..., Dominican Republic for provid- ing the friendly environment which made this work and my stay in this c ountry !!rore enjoyable. I a!r d e;:!Iy ir d; bt-. d Lo Dr. Rafael Nirabal Roclriguc z and Nr. Tais Crouch for their friendsnip and help which fa- ci1...

Herrera-Perez, Teodoro

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Heart-shaped bubbles rising in anisotropic liquids Chunfeng Zhou  

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Heart-shaped bubbles rising in anisotropic liquids Chunfeng Zhou Department of Chemical of an unusual inverted-heart shape for bubbles rising in an anisotropic micellar solution. We explain the bubble heart or a spade a . The upper sur- face has sloped shoulders that join in a point. The bottom

Feng, James J.

350

Exploring Reliability for Automatic Identity Verification with Statistical Shape Models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Exploring Reliability for Automatic Identity Verification with Statistical Shape Models Federico M reliability measure of the result. In fact, the segmentation process is One ofthe drawbacks ofstatistical to a wrong result [4]. generic reliability measure for statistical shape models. It This problem

Frangi, Alejandro

351

Study of CMOS APS Responsivity Enhancement: Ring-Shaped Photodiode  

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Study of CMOS APS Responsivity Enhancement: Ring-Shaped Photodiode Tatiana Danov, Igor Shcherback obtained from various ring-shaped pixel photodiodes with different inner radius, implemented in a standard illumination. We show that the photodiodes with a small ring-opening exhibit better sensitivity in the blue

352

SHAPE MATCHING USING FUZZY DISCRETE PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

importantly, the recognition based on shape feature is also a central problem in those fields such as patternSHAPE MATCHING USING FUZZY DISCRETE PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION* Ji-Xiang Du1, 2 De-Shuang Huang1 based on fuzzy discrete particle swarm optimization (FDPSO) is proposed. Based on fuzzy theory and PSO

Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machines

353

Shape Recovery of Viscoelastic Deployable Structures and Sergio Pellegrino  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and opposite sense folding. I. Introduction Deployable structures made of thin carbon fiber reinforced polymerShape Recovery of Viscoelastic Deployable Structures Kawai Kwok and Sergio Pellegrino California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 The paper investigates the shape recovery behavior of a simple

Pellegrino, Sergio

354

Universal features of polymer shapes in crowded environment  

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We study the universal characteristics of the shape of a polymer chain in an environment with correlated structural obstacles, applying the field-theoretical renormalization group approach. Our results qualitatively indicate an increase of the asymmetry of the polymer shape in crowded environment comparing with the pure solution case.

Viktoria Blavatska; Christian von Ferber; Yurij Holovatch

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

355

Single-and Multi-Point Aerodynamic Shape Optimization  

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Single- and Multi-Point Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Using A Parallel Newton-Krylov Approach, Ontario, M3H 5T6, Canada A Newton-Krylov algorithm for aerodynamic shape optimization in three dimensions the capabilities and efficiency of the approach. I. Introduction In the aerodynamic design of aircraft, there have

Zingg, David W.

356

Strategies for Solving High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Problems  

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Strategies for Solving High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Problems Zhoujie Lyu Aerodynamic shape optimization based on high-fidelity models is a computational intensive endeavor. The techniques are tested using the Common Research Model wing benchmark defined by the Aerodynamic Design

Papalambros, Panos

357

Aerodynamic Shape Optimization for Aircraft Design Antony Jameson  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Aerodynamic Shape Optimization for Aircraft Design Antony Jameson Department of Aeronautics September 6-10, 2004 c A. Jameson 2004 Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1/55 Aerodynamic Shape Optimization for Aircraft Design #12;#12; Aerodynamic Design Tradeoffs A good first estimate of performance is provided

Stanford University

358

An Evolutionary Geometry Parametrization for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization  

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An Evolutionary Geometry Parametrization for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Xiaocong Han and David, M3H 5T6, Canada An evolutionary geometry parametrization is presented for aerodynamic shape optimiza, unconventional aerodynamic configurations. Based on improvements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and high

Zingg, David W.

359

INTERSPECIFIC VARIATION IN FRUIT SHAPE: ALLOMETRY, PHYLOGENY, AND ADAPTATION TO  

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INTERSPECIFIC VARIATION IN FRUIT SHAPE: ALLOMETRY, PHYLOGENY, AND ADAPTATION TO DISPERSAL AGENTS' 4 . Investigations on fruit and fruiting characteristics of animal-dispersed. fleshy- fruited of interspecific variation in fruit shape (as assessed bq length and width) among vertebrate-dispersed plants

Herrera, Carlos M.

360

AMPHORM : form giving through gestural interaction to shape changing objects  

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Shape-shifting materials have been part of sci-fi literature for decades. But if tomorrow we invent them, how are we going to communicate to them what shape we want them to morph into? If we look at our history, for thousands ...

Lakatos, Dávid

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Shaping of Public Environmental Policy: User Community Impact  

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Shaping of Public Environmental Policy: User Community Impact Samuel P. Williamson FederalOverview · OFCM Background · Federal Coordinating Infrastructure · Shaping Public Environmental Policy ­ A look Public Environmental Policy ­ A look at three possible methods · Summary #12;Background

362

Seismic shape parameters estimation and ground-roll suppression using  

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Seismic shape parameters estimation and ground-roll suppression using vector-sensor beamforming the problem of estimating the shape parameters of seismic wavefields in linear arrays. The purpose of the subsurface layers from the seismic wavefields registered by surface sensors. However, only the waves

Spagnolini, Umberto

363

Within architectural design a large variety of complex shaped  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

architecture with complex geometry brings along new challenges for manufacturers of building componentsWithin architectural design a large variety of complex shaped buildings can be found. Free form nowadays allows for modelling of almost any possible shape. With these tools designers can structures

Langendoen, Koen

364

Mnemonic SOMs: Recognizable Shapes for Self-Organizing Maps  

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and having a regular grid structure, but in non-rectangular map shapes, is introduced. Utilizing different the specific area on the map reverting to the technical notation of nodes and grid #12;WSOM 2005, Paris or hexagonal grid locations; not covering a complete rectangular grid, they would have map shapes following

Rauber,Andreas

365

Process Efficiency Measurements in the Laser Engineered Net Shaping Process  

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Process Efficiency Measurements in the Laser Engineered Net Shaping Process R.R. UNOCIC and J.N. Du conducted for the laser-engineered net-shaping process (LENS) for H-13 tool steel and copper pow- der coupling was found to be relatively insensitive to the range of processing parameters tested. Melting

DuPont, John N.

366

ConventionConventionConventionConvention InformaInformaInformaInformation Guidetion Guidetion Guidetion Guide International Convention on Shapes and SolidsInternational Convention on Shapes and SolidsInternational Convention on Shapes and SolidsInternatio  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Guidetion Guide International Convention on Shapes and SolidsInternational Convention on Shapes and SolidsInternational Convention on Shapes and SolidsInternational Convention on Shapes and Solids 13131313----17 June 2005, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA #12;Information Guide International Convention

Reuter, Martin

367

On the approximation of crack shapes found during inservice inspection  

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This paper addresses the characterization of axial internal flaw found during inservice inspection of a pipe. J-integral distribution for various flaw shapes is obtained using line spring finite, element method. The peak J-value and its distribution across the crack is found to be characteristic feature of each shape. The triangular shape yields peak J-value away from the center, the point of depth. The elliptic approximation results in large overestimate of J-value for unsymmetric flaws. Triangular approximation is recommended for such flaws so that further service can be obtained from the component.

Bhate, S.R.; Chawla, D.S.; Kushwaha, H.S. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)] [and others

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Impact of Infiltration and Ventilation on Measured Space Conditioning Energy and Moisture Levels in the Hot-Humid Climate, Cocoa, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Air infiltration and ventilation in residential buildings is a very large part of the heating loads, but empirical data regarding the impact on space cooling has been lacking. Moreover, there has been little data on how building tightness might relate to building interior moisture levels in homes in a hot and humid climate. To address this need, BA-PIRC has conducted research to assess the moisture and cooling load impacts of airtightness and mechanical ventilation in two identical laboratory homes in the hot-humid climate over the cooling season. ?

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Optimal control of plate shape with incompatible strain fields  

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A flat plate can bend into a curved surface if it experiences an inhomogeneous growth field. In this article a method is described that numerically determines the optimal growth field giving rise to an arbitrary target shape, optimizing for closeness to the target shape and for growth field smoothness. Numerical solutions are presented, for the full non-symmetric case as well as for simplified one-dimensional and axisymmetric geometries. This system can also be solved semi-analytically by positing an ansatz for the deformation and growth fields in a circular disk with given thickness profile. Paraboloidal, cylindrical and saddle-shaped target shapes are presented as examples, of which the last two exemplify a soft mode arising from a non-axisymmetric deformation of a structure with axisymmetric material properties.

Gareth Wyn Jones; L. Mahadevan

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

370

A phenomenological constitutive model for magnetic shape memory alloys  

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A thermodynamics-based constitutive model is derived which predicts the nonlinear strain and magnetization response that magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs) exhibit when subjected to mechanical and magnetic loads. The model development is conducted...

Kiefer, Bjoern

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

371

Fabrication and characterization of porous shape memory alloys  

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This work details an investigation into the production of porous shape memory alloys (SMAs) via hot isostatic press (HIP) from prealloyed powders. HIPing is one of three main methods for producing porous SMAs, the other two are conventional...

Penrod, Luke Edward

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

372

Using shape memory alloy as dampers : design methodology  

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Many shape memory alloy (SMA) material models have been proposed in the literature, but most are suited only to forward analysis and not to design. This project proposes a generalized friction element, the lambda box, to ...

Leong, Siu Loong

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Teaching Shape Recognition to Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

disabilities, need mathematics skills to lead productive and independent lives. Geometry skills help students make sense of the world around them. Mastery of shape recognition is a beginning geometry skill that is necessary for progressing to more advanced...

Lyon, Kristin Joannou

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

374

Design and characterization of acoustic pulse shape memory alloy actuators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Single crystal Ni-Mn-Ga ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs) are active materials which produce strain when a magnetic field is applied. The large saturation strain (6%) of Ni-Mn-Ga, and material energy density ...

Chambers, Joshua Michael

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Optimal shape and motion of undulatory swimming organisms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Undulatory swimming animals exhibit diverse ranges of body shapes and motion patterns and are often considered as having superior locomotory performance. The extent to which morphological traits of swimming animals have ...

Tokic, Grgur

376

Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress  

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Movement is fundamental to life. It takes place even at the cellular level where cargo is continually being transported...

377

1999 International Symposium on Robotics Research, Snowbird. Shape and Enlightenment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

that they have much broader applicability. For example, within industrial and ser- vice robotics1999 International Symposium on Robotics Research, Snowbird. Shape and Enlightenment hand, vision-based robot systems can ex- ploit this naturally occurring variability to better un

Jaffe, Jules

378

Analysis of natural frequencies of concert harp soundboard shapes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Two possible soundboard shapes for a concert harp were modeled and their lowest natural frequencies compared in order to evaluate the claim that a harp with a bulbous extension has richer sound in the lower notes than one ...

Rorschach, Katherine L

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Magnetic actuation and transition shapes of a bistable spherical cap  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

shape has a lower stain energy content to overcome. 4. Concluding remarks PDMS, a material, common in fields such as microfluidics, flexible optics, soft lithography, and soft robotics, is suggested for multistable shells, such that remote actuation...

Loukaides, E. G.; Smoukov, S. K.; Seffen, K. A.

2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

380

Generation of Gradients Having Complex Shapes Using Microfluidic Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Generation of Gradients Having Complex Shapes Using Microfluidic Networks Stephan K. W. Dertinger, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 This paper describes the generation each carrying different concentrations of substances laminarly and side-by-side generated step

Prentiss, Mara

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381

Optimization of the axial power shape in pressurized water reactors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Analytical and numerical methods have been applied to find the optimum axial power profile in a PWR with respect to uranium utilization. The preferred shape was found to have a large central region of uniform power density, ...

Melik, M. A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Euclidean Dynamical Symmetry in Nuclear Shape Phase Transitions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Euclidean dynamical symmetry hidden in the critical region of nuclear shape phase transitions is revealed by a novel algebraic F(5) description. With a nonlinear projection, it is shown that the dynamics in the critical region of the spherical--axial deformed and the spherical--$\\gamma$ soft shape phase transitions can indeed be manifested by this description, which thus provides a unified symmetry--based interpretation of the critical phenomena in the region.

Yu Zhang; Yu-Xin Liu; Feng Pan; Yang Sun; J. P. Draayer

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

383

Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making the same  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making shaped nanocrystal particles are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method for forming a branched, nanocrystal particle. It includes (a) forming a core having a first crystal structure in a solution, (b) forming a first arm extending from the core having a second crystal structure in the solution, and (c) forming a second arm extending from the core having the second crystal structure in the solution.

Alivisatos, A. Paul; Scher, Erik C; Manna, Liberato

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

384

Industrial Load Shaping: A Utility Strategy to Deal with Competition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INDUSTRIAL LOAD SHAPING: A UTILITY STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH COMPETITION DONALD BULES BULES AND ASSOCIATES SAN FRANCISCO, ABSTRACT In recent years competition from various sources such as cogeneration and bypass has led many utilities... to refocus attention on their large industrial customers. Industrial load shaping is a customized program involving cost-effective process modifications and operational changes which result in a restructuring of the electric load profile of individual...

Bules, D.

385

Dynamical density functional theory for colloidal particles with arbitrary shape  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Starting from the many-particle Smoluchowski equation, we derive dynamical density functional theory for Brownian particles with an arbitrary shape. Both passive and active (self-propelled) particles are considered. The resulting theory constitutes a microscopic framework to explore the collective dynamical behavior of biaxial particles in nonequilibrium. For spherical and uniaxial particles, earlier derived dynamical density functional theories are recovered as special cases. Our study is motivated by recent experimental progress in preparing colloidal particles with many different biaxial shapes.

Raphael Wittkowski; Hartmut Löwen

2011-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

386

Heart - Shaped Nuclei: Condensation of Rotational Aligned Octupole Phonons  

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The strong octupole correlations in the mass region $A\\approx 226$ are interpreted as rotation-induced condensation of octupole phonons having their angular momentum aligned with the rotational axis. Discrete phonon energy and parity conservation generate oscillations of the energy difference between the lowest rotational bands with positive and negative parity. Anharmonicities tend to synchronize the the rotation of the condensate and the quadrupole shape of the nucleus forming a rotating heart shape.

S. Frauendorf

2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

387

Ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions: event shape engineering  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The evolution of the system created in a high energy nuclear collision is very sensitive to the fluctuations in the initial geometry of the system. In this letter we show how one can utilize these large fluctuations to select events corresponding to a specific initial shape. Such an "event shape engineering" opens many new possibilities in quantitative test of the theory of high energy nuclear collisions and understanding the properties of high density hot QCD matter.

Jurgen Schukraft; Anthony Timmins; Sergei A. Voloshin

2012-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

388

DETERMINATION OF STOKES SHAPE FACTOR FOR SINGLE PARTICLES AND AGGLOMERATES  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The large octahedral crystals of spinel can precipitate from glass during the high-level waste vitrification process and potentially block the glass discharge riser of electrically heated ceramic melters. To help predict the settling behavior of spinel in the riser, the settling of single particles and agglomerates was studied in stagnant and transparent viscosity oils at room temperature with developed optical particle-dynamics-analyzer. Determined dimensions and terminal settling velocities of particles were used for calculation of their Stokes shape factors. Calculated shape factor for the glass beads was almost identical with the theoretical shape factor of 2/9 for a perfect sphere. The shape factor for single spinel crystal was about 7.6 % higher compare to the theoretically predicted value for octahedron. Stokes shape factor of irregularly shaped multi-particle agglomerates was lower than that of the glass beads and individual spinel crystals because of the higher surface drag caused by the larger surface area to volume ratio.

Matyas, Josef; Schaible, Micah J.; Vienna, John D.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Shape memory response and microstructural evolution of a severe plastically deformed high temperature shape memory alloy (NiTiHf)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NiTiHf alloys have attracted considerable attention as potential high temperature Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) but the instability in transformation temperatures and significant irrecoverable strain during thermal cycling under constant stress remains a...

Simon, Anish Abraham

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

390

Atypical Balance between Occipital and Fronto-Parietal Activation for Visual Shape Extraction in Dyslexia  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reading requires the extraction of letter shapes from a complex background of text, and an impairment in visual shape extraction would cause difficulty in reading. To investigate the neural mechanisms of visual shape ...

Zhang, Ying

391

Computational Thermodynamics of CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) are advanced materials with interesting properties such as pseudoelasticity (PE) and the shape memory effect (SME). Recently, the CoNiGa system has emerged as the basis for very promising High Temperature Shape Memory...

Chari, Arpita

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

392

Soil moisture surpasses elevated CO2 and temperature as a control on soil carbon dynamics in a multi-factor climate change experiment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Some single-factor experiments suggest that elevated CO2 concentrations can increase soil carbon, but few experiments have examined the effects of interacting environmental factors on soil carbon dynamics. We undertook studies of soil carbon and nitrogen in a multi-factor (CO2 x temperature x soil moisture) climate change experiment on a constructed old-field ecosystem. After four growing seasons, elevated CO2 had no measurable effect on carbon and nitrogen concentrations in whole soil, particulate organic matter (POM), and mineral-associated organic matter (MOM). Analysis of stable carbon isotopes, under elevated CO2, indicated between 14 and 19% new soil carbon under two different watering treatments with as much as 48% new carbon in POM. Despite significant belowground inputs of new organic matter, soil carbon concentrations and stocks in POM declined over four years under soil moisture conditions that corresponded to prevailing precipitation inputs (1,300 mm yr-1). Changes over time in soil carbon and nitrogen under a drought treatment (approximately 20% lower soil water content) were not statistically significant. Reduced soil moisture lowered soil CO2 efflux and slowed soil carbon cycling in the POM pool. In this experiment, soil moisture (produced by different watering treatments) was more important than elevated CO2 and temperature as a control on soil carbon dynamics.

Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL; Classen, Aimee T [ORNL; Norby, Richard J [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

An experimental investigation of the energy-attenuation capabilities of various-shaped compliable metal structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

~ Redesigned Drop Carriage 18 5 ~ Acceleration versus Time Curve for Compliable Structure Shape D (Al 6061- T6). 28 Acceleration versus Time Curve for Compliable Structure Shape D (Al 2024 ? T3). 28 7 ~ Acceleration versus Time Curve for Compliable... Structure Shape H (Al 2024 - T3). . 29 8. Acceleration versus Time Curve for Compliable Structure Shape G (Al 2024 - T3) . . 29 LIST OF FIGURES Figure Page Representative Shape of Ideal Acceleration versus Time Curve 2 \\ Compliable Structures - Shape...

Harding, Lynn Blackmore

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

State and Local Energy Planners: New Tool Helps Shape Your Sustainabil...  

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

State and Local Energy Planners: New Tool Helps Shape Your Sustainability Strategy State and Local Energy Planners: New Tool Helps Shape Your Sustainability Strategy August 26,...

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Electrostatics-driven shape transitions in soft shells  

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Manipulating the shape of nanoscale objects in a controllable fashion is at the heart of designing materials that act as building blocks for self-assembly or serve as targeted drug delivery carriers. Inducing shape deformations by controlling external parameters is also an important way of designing biomimetic membranes. In this paper, we demonstrate that electrostatics can be used as a tool to manipulate the shape of soft, closed membranes by tuning environmental conditions such as the electrolyte concentration in the medium. Using a molecular dynamics-based simulated annealing procedure, we investigate charged elastic shells that do not exchange material with their environment, such as elastic membranes formed in emulsions or synthetic nanocontainers. We find that by decreasing the salt concentration or increasing the total charge on the shell's surface, the spherical symmetry is broken, leading to the formation of ellipsoids, discs, and bowls. Shape changes are accompanied by a significant lowering of the electrostatic energy and a rise in the surface area of the shell. To substantiate our simulation findings, we show analytically that a uniformly charged disc has a lower Coulomb energy than a sphere of the same volume. Further, we test the robustness of our results by including the effects of charge renormalization in the analysis of the shape transitions and find the latter to be feasible for a wide range of shell volume fractions.

Vikram Jadhao; Creighton K. Thomas; Monica Olvera de la Cruz

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

396

Method for fabrication of cylindrical microlenses of selected shape  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides a diffraction limited, high numerical aperture (fast) cylindrical microlens. The method for making the microlens is adaptable to produce a cylindrical lens that has almost any shape on its optical surfaces. The cylindrical lens may have a shape, such as elliptical or hyperbolic, designed to transform some particular given input light distribution into some desired output light distribution. In the method, the desired shape is first formed in a glass preform. Then, the preform is heated to the minimum drawing temperature and a fiber is drawn from it. The cross-sectional shape of the fiber bears a direct relation to the shape of the preform from which it was drawn. During the drawing process, the surfaces become optically smooth due to fire polishing. The present invention has many applications, such as integrated optics, optical detectors and laser diodes. The lens, when connected to a laser diode bar, can provide a high intensity source of laser radiation for pumping a high average power solid state laser. In integrated optics, a lens can be used to couple light into and out of apertures such as waveguides. The lens can also be used to collect light, and focus it on a detector. 11 figs.

Snyder, J.J.; Baer, T.M.

1992-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

397

RUBBLE-PILE RESHAPING REPRODUCES OVERALL ASTEROID SHAPES  

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There have been attempts in the past to fit the observed bulk shapes (axial ratios) of asteroids to theoretical equilibrium figures for fluids, but these attempts have not been successful in many cases, evidently because asteroids are not fluid bodies. So far, however, the observed distribution of asteroid macroscopic shapes has never been attributed to a common cause. Here, we show that a general mechanism exists, capable of producing the observed shape distribution. We base our approach on the idea that aggregates of coherent blocks held together mostly by gravity (gravitational aggregates) can change their shape under the action of external factors, such as minor collisions, that break the interlocking of the constituent blocks, thus allowing them to asymptotically evolve toward fluid equilibrium. We show by numerical simulations that this behavior can produce a shape distribution compatible with the observations. Our results are shown to be consistent with a simple interpretation based on the topology of the potential energy field for rotating bodies. Also, they suggest that most asteroids have an internal structure that is at least partially fragmented, consistent with constraints derived from large asteroids (diameters >100 km) with satellites.

Tanga, P.; Comito, C.; Walsh, K. J.; Delbo, M. [UMR 6202 Cassiopee, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France); Paolicchi, P. [Dipartimento di fisica, Universita di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Hestroffer, D. [Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephemerides (IMCCE), CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, 75014 Paris (France); Cellino, A.; Dell'Oro, A. [INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Via Osservatorio 20, 10122 Pino Torinese (Italy); Richardson, D. C. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2421 (United States)

2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

398

Causal monotonicity, omniscient foliations and the shape of space  

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What is the shape of space in a spacetime? One way of addressing this issue is to consider edgeless spacelike submanifolds of the spacetime. An alternative is to foliate the spacetime by timelike curves and consider the quotient obtained by identifying points on the same timelike curve. In this article we investigate each of these notions and obtain conditions such that it yields a meaningful shape of space. We also consider the relationship between these two notions and find conditions for the quotient space to be diffeomorphic to any edgeless spacelike hypersurface. In particular, we find conditions in which merely local behavior (being spacelike) combined with the correct behavior on the homotopy level guarantees that a putative shape of space really is precisely that.

Steven G. Harris; Robert J. low

2001-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

399

Method and system for producing complex-shape objects  

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A method and system are provided for producing complex, three-dimensional, net shape objects from a variety of powdered materials. The system includes unique components to ensure a uniform and continuous flow of powdered materials as well as to focus and locate the flow of powdered materials with respect to a laser beam which results in the melting of the powdered material. The system also includes a controller so that the flow of molten powdered materials can map out and form complex, three-dimensional, net-shape objects by layering the molten powdered material. Advantageously, such complex, three-dimensional net-shape objects can be produced having material densities varying from 90% of theoretical to fully dense, as well as a variety of controlled physical properties. Additionally, such complex, three-dimensional objects can be produced from two or more different materials so that the composition of the object can be transitioned from one material to another.

Jeantette, Francisco P. (Albuquerque, NM); Keicher, David M. (Albuquerque, NM); Romero, Joseph A. (Albuquerque, NM); Schanwald, Lee P. (Albuquerque, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Electron beam machining using rotating and shaped beam power distribution  

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An apparatus and method are disclosed for electron beam (EB) machining (drilling, cutting and welding) that uses conventional EB guns, power supplies, and welding machine technology without the need for fast bias pulsing technology. The invention involves a magnetic lensing (EB optics) system and electronic controls to: (1) concurrently bend, focus, shape, scan, and rotate the beam to protect the EB gun and to create a desired effective power-density distribution, and (2) rotate or scan this shaped beam in a controlled way. The shaped beam power-density distribution can be measured using a tomographic imaging system. For example, the EB apparatus of this invention has the ability to drill holes in metal having a diameter up to 1,000 {micro}m (1 mm or larger), compared to the 250 {micro}m diameter of laser drilling. 5 figs.

Elmer, J.W.; O`Brien, D.W.

1996-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Electron beam machining using rotating and shaped beam power distribution  

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An apparatus and method for electron beam (EB) machining (drilling, cutting and welding) that uses conventional EB guns, power supplies, and welding machine technology without the need for fast bias pulsing technology. The invention involves a magnetic lensing (EB optics) system and electronic controls to: 1) concurrently bend, focus, shape, scan, and rotate the beam to protect the EB gun and to create a desired effective power-density distribution, and 2) rotate or scan this shaped beam in a controlled way. The shaped beam power-density distribution can be measured using a tomographic imaging system. For example, the EB apparatus of this invention has the ability to drill holes in metal having a diameter up to 1000 .mu.m (1 mm or larger), compared to the 250 .mu.m diameter of laser drilling.

Elmer, John W. (Pleasanton, CA); O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Method of preparing a two-way shape memory alloy  

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A two-way shape memory alloy, a method of training a shape memory alloy, and a heat engine employing the two-way shape memory alloy to do external work during both heating and cooling phases are disclosed. The alloy is heated under a first training stress to a temperature which is above the upper operating temperature of the alloy, then cooled to a cold temperature below the zero-force transition temperature of the alloy, then deformed while applying a second training stress which is greater in magnitude than the stress at which the alloy is to be operated, then heated back to the hot temperature, changing from the second training stress back to the first training stress. 8 figs.

Johnson, A.D.

1984-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

403

Method of preparing a two-way shape memory alloy  

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A two-way shape memory alloy, a method of training a shape memory alloy, and a heat engine employing the two-way shape memory alloy to do external work during both heating and cooling phases. The alloy is heated under a first training stress to a temperature which is above the upper operating temperature of the alloy, then cooled to a cold temperature below the zero-force transition temperature of the alloy, then deformed while applying a second training stress which is greater in magnitude than the stress at which the alloy is to be operated, then heated back to the hot temperature, changing from the second training stress back to the first training stress.

Johnson, Alfred D. (5383 Bancroft Ave., Oakland, CA 94601)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Analysis of cavern shapes for the strategic petroleum reserve.  

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This report presents computational analyses to determine the structural integrity of different salt cavern shapes. Three characteristic shapes for increasing cavern volumes are evaluated and compared to the baseline shape of a cylindrical cavern. Caverns with enlarged tops, bottoms, and mid-sections are modeled. The results address pillar to diameter ratios of some existing caverns in the system and will represent the final shape of other caverns if they are repeatedly drawn down. This deliverable is performed in support of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Several three-dimensional models using a close-packed arrangement of 19 caverns have been built and analyzed using a simplified symmetry involving a 30-degree wedge portion of the model. This approach has been used previously for West Hackberry (Ehgartner and Sobolik, 2002) and Big Hill (Park et al., 2005) analyses. A stratigraphy based on the Big Hill site has been incorporated into the model. The caverns are modeled without wells and casing to simplify the calculations. These calculations have been made using the power law creep model. The four cavern shapes were evaluated at several different cavern radii against four design factors. These factors included the dilatant damage safety factor in salt, the cavern volume closure, axial well strain in the caprock, and surface subsidence. The relative performance of each of the cavern shapes varies for the different design factors, although it is apparent that the enlarged bottom design provides the worst overall performance. The results of the calculations are put in the context of the history of cavern analyses assuming cylindrical caverns, and how these results affect previous understanding of cavern behavior in a salt dome.

Ehgartner, Brian L.; Sobolik, Steven Ronald

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains  

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We investigate the composition and shape distribution of silicate dust grains in the interstellar medium. The effect of the amount of magnesium in the silicate lattice is studied. We fit the spectral shape of the interstellar 10 mu extinction feature as observed towards the galactic center. We use very irregularly shaped coated and non-coated porous Gaussian Random Field particles as well as a statistical approach to model shape effects. For the dust materials we use amorphous and crystalline silicates with various composition and SiC. The results of our analysis of the 10 mu feature are used to compute the shape of the 20 mu silicate feature and to compare this with observations. By using realistic particle shapes we are, for the first time, able to derive the magnesium fraction in interstellar silicates. We find that the interstellar silicates are highly magnesium rich (Mg/(Fe+Mg)>0.9) and that the stoichiometry lies between pyroxene and olivine type silicates. This composition is not consistent with that of the glassy material found in GEMS in interplanetary dust particles indicating that these are, in general, not unprocessed remnants from the interstellar medium. Also, we find a significant fraction of SiC (~3%). We discuss the implications of our results for the formation and evolutionary history of cometary and circumstellar dust. We argue that the fact that crystalline silicates in cometary and circumstellar grains are almost purely magnesium silicates is a natural consequence of our findings that the amorphous silicates from which they were formed were already magnesium rich.

M. Min; L. B. F. M. Waters; A. de Koter; J. W. Hovenier; L. P. Keller; F. Markwick-Kemper

2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

406

Pearling in cells: A clue to understanding cell shape  

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Gradual disruption of the actin cytoskeleton induces a series of structural shape changes in cells leading to a transformation of cylindrical cell extensions into a periodic chain of "pearls". Quantitative measurements of the pearling instability give a square-root behavior for the wavelength as a function of drug concentration. We present a theory that explains these observations in terms of the interplay between rigidity of the submembranous actin shell and tension that is induced by boundary conditions set by adhesion points. The theory allows estimation of the rigidity and thickness of this supporting shell. The same theoretical considerations explain the shape of nonadherent edges in the general case of untreated cells.

Roy Bar-Ziv; Tsvi Tlusty; Elisha Moses; Samuel A. Safran; Alexander Bershadsky

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

407

Source shape determination with directional fragment-fragment velocity correlations  

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Correlation functions, constructed from directional projections of the relative velocities of fragments, are used to determine the shape of the breakup volume in coordinate space. For central collisions of 129Xe + natSn at 50 MeV per nucleon incident energy, measured with the 4pi multi-detector INDRA at GSI, a prolate shape aligned along the beam direction with an axis ratio of 1:0.7 is deduced. The sensitivity of the method is discussed in comparison with conventional fragment-fragment velocity correlations.

Lefčvre, A; Auger, G; Begemann-Blaich, M L; Bellaize, N; Bittiger, R; Bocage, F; Borderie, B; Bougault, R; Bouriquet, B; Charvet, J L; Chbihi, A; Dayras, R; Durand, D; Frankland, J D; Galíchet, E; Gourio, D; Guinet, D; Hudan, S; Lautesse, P; Lavaud, F; Legrain, R; López, O; Lukasik, J; Lynen, U; Müller, W F J; Nalpas, L; Orth, H; Plagnol, E; Rosato, E; Saija, A; Sfienti, C; Tamain, B; Trautmann, W; Trzcinski, A; Turzó, K; Vient, E; Vigilante, M; Volant, C; Zwieglinski, B

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Vertical vibration and shape oscillation of acoustically levitated water drops  

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We present the vertical harmonic vibration of levitated water drops within ultrasound field. The restoring force to maintain such a vibration mode is provided by the resultant force of acoustic radiation force and drop gravity. Experiments reveal that the vibration frequency increases with the aspect ratio for drops with the same volume, which agrees with the theoretical prediction for those cases of nearly equiaxed drops. During the vertical vibration, the floating drops undergo the second order shape oscillation. The shape oscillation frequency is determined to be twice the vibration frequency.

Geng, D. L.; Xie, W. J.; Yan, N.; Wei, B., E-mail: bbwei@nwpu.edu.cn [Department of Applied Physics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

409

3D Human Motion Analysis Framework for Shape Similarity and Retrieval  

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3D Human Motion Analysis Framework for Shape Similarity and Retrieval Rim Slamaa,b , Hazem Wannousa, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France c Institut Mines-T´el´ecom / T´el´ecom Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France Abstract 3D the problem of 3D shape representation and shape similarity in human video sequences. Our shape representation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

410

What is the Optimal Shape of a City? Carl M. Bender  

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will pull itself into a con#12;guration of the same area, whose shape minimizes the total potential energy. This lowest-energy shape is the optimal city shape. In Sec. 2 of this paper we formulate this optimizationWhat is the Optimal Shape of a City? Carl M. Bender Department of Physics, Washington University St

Bender, Michael

411

Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA Peter Claes1  

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Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, 5 Hudson spatially dense quasi- landmarks to measure face shape in population samples with mixed West African (sex and population group). By jointly modeling sex, genomic ancestry, and genotype, the independent

Tang, Hua

412

Inverted gravity, not inverted shape impairs biological motion perception  

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Inverted gravity, not inverted shape impairs biological motion perception Nikolaus Trojetroje. Scrambling should therefore impair perception even more than inversion. Upright and inverted scrambled motion). Is the cause of the inversion effect inverted gravity? If this is the case upright scrambled motion should

Troje, Nikolaus

413

Microwave sintering of single plate-shaped articles  

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Apparatus and method are disclosed for high temperature sintering of plate-shaped articles of alumina, magnesia, silica, yttria, zirconia, and mixtures thereof using microwave radiation. An article is placed within a sintering structure located within a sintering container which is placed in a microwave cavity for heating. The rates at which heating and cooling take place is controlled. 2 figs.

Katz, J.D.; Blake, R.D.

1995-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

414

How efficiency shapes market impact J. Doyne Farmer,1, 2  

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How efficiency shapes market impact J. Doyne Farmer,1, 2 Austin Gerig,3, 1 Fabrizio Lillo,1, 4 Pola 12, 00198, Roma, Italy 3School of Finance and Economics, University of Technology, Sydney metaorder size 17 1. Immediate impact 17 2. Permanent impact 18 C. Effect of maximum order size 18 D. Market

415

ASYMPTOTIC SHAPE FOR THE CONTACT PROCESS IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT  

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ASYMPTOTIC SHAPE FOR THE CONTACT PROCESS IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT OLIVIER GARET AND R´EGINE MARCHAND in stationary random environment. These theorems gen- eralize known results for the classical contact process environment, when the contact process survives, the set Ht/t almost surely converges to a compact set

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

416

Absolute shape measurements using high-resolution optoelectronic holography methods  

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Absolute shape measurements using high- resolution optoelectronic holography methods Cosme Furlong optoelectronic holography (OEH) methodology is described. This description addresses apparatus and analysis-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [S0091-3286(00)02601-5] Subject terms: CAD/CAE models; fiber optics; optoelectronic

Furlong, Cosme

417

SHAPE-BASED SEQUENTIAL MACHINE ANALYSIS Andrew Crews, Forrest Brewer  

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. Design options including the potential for pipelining and/or locally regenerating critical signals can, construction of a machine in the form of a feedback shift-register is a simple case of a shape constraint such as wire delay and communication power dissipation or skew, dominate the design objectives. Such state

Brewer, Forrest D.

418

Advances in Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Antony Jameson1  

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1 Advances in Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Antony Jameson1 Stanford University, Stanford, CA to aerodynamic design. This shift has been mainly motivated by the availability of high performance comput- ing by J.L. Lions [1]. The method was first used for aerodynamic design by Jameson in 1988 [2, 3]. Since

Jameson, Antony

419

Rigid Shape Interpolation Using Normal Equations William Baxter  

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Rigid Shape Interpolation Using Normal Equations William Baxter OLM Digital, Inc. Pascal Barla INRIA Bordeaux University Ken-ichi Anjyo OLM Digital, Inc. Figure 1: Rigid Morphing with large rotations works well and is a very practical way e-mail: baxter@olm.co.jp e-mail: pascal.barla@labri.fr e

Boyer, Edmond

420

China's News Media: Transition Shaped by Power and Money  

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China's News Media: Transition Shaped by Power and Money EAST ASIA INSTITUTE of CommunicaDon, gave a lecture on August 31, 2010 Dtled China's News Media: Transi1on Dr. Zhang examined the changes made throughout China's history. Many guests

Dodla, Ramana

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421

SHAPE YOUR FUTURE For six decades, Carleton University's School  

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IMMIGRATION DEMOGRAPHICS ENERGY EVALUATION TRADE #12;School of Public Policy and Administration 5224 RiverSHAPE YOUR FUTURE For six decades, Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration and administration -- examining what governments do, why, and how they could do it better. Our two major graduate

Dawson, Jeff W.

422

Geodesic Shape Spaces of Surfaces of Xiuwen Liu1  

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Geodesic Shape Spaces of Surfaces of Genus Zero Xiuwen Liu1 , Washington Mio2 , Yonggang Shi3 surfaces im- mersed in Euclidean space Rk . The spaces are equipped with geodesic metrics that depend on the tension and rigidity of the surfaces. We de- velop algorithms to calculate geodesics and geodesic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

423

Shapes of geodesic nets. Alexander Nabutovsky and Regina Rotman  

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Shapes of geodesic nets. Alexander Nabutovsky and Regina Rotman August 14, 2006 Abstract Let M n infinitely many geometrically distinct geodesic nets on this manifold. We will also show that either the length of a shortest pe­ riodic geodesic is bounded in terms of the volume of a manifold M n

Nabutovsky, Alexander

424

CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys  

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commercially successful SMAs such as NiTi and Cu-based alloys. In recent years, the CoNiGa system has emerged as a new ferromagnetic shape memory alloy with some compositions exhibiting high martensitic transformation temperatures which makes CoNiGa a potential...

Dogan, Ebubekir

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

425

HELP SHAPE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AT UTARI Needs Forum  

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HELP SHAPE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AT UTARI TECHNOLOGY Needs Forum: Thursday, November areas of assistive technologies for persons with disabilities would help improve human performance in the future? How can technology help you in the future? What prospective assistive technologies would best

Huang, Haiying

426

Historical perspective of laser beam shaping David L. Shealy  

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beam. Keywords: laser; beaming shaping; geometrical optics; optical design; irradiance mapping 1 light source and an optical fiber,14, 15 in radiative heat transfer,16, 17, 18 in illumination of rays, and the constant optical path length condition) can be used to determine system configurations

Shealy, David L.

427

A shaped First Wall for ITER R. Mitteau a,,1  

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-vessel maintenance. The design of the shape of the FW panels and the calculation of engineering heat loads. One of the main improvements concerns the handling of parallel plasma heat loads. The design must of the main improvements is related to the handling of the parallel heat load of the plasma, and contrasts

Raffray, A. René

428

DIRECT SPACE-TO-TIME PULSE SHAPING FOR ULTRAFAST OPTICAL  

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DIRECT SPACE-TO-TIME PULSE SHAPING FOR ULTRAFAST OPTICAL WAVEFORM GENERATION A Thesis Submitted ago. To the students, past and present, post-docs, and visitors of the Ultrafast Optics & Optical me what it is that I love about this work. The experimental optical pulse train generation devices

Purdue University

429

Exploring Ambiguities for Monocular Non-Rigid Shape Estimation  

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into account by continuous optimization-based schemes because they result in highly complex energy landscapes handle a complex objective function without having to solve a difficult non-linear minimization problem. Key words: 3D shape recovery, deformation model, nonrigid surfaces. 1 Introduction It has been shown

Fua, Pascal

430

A Bayesian Generative Approach to Shape from Shading Phillip Isola  

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to build such models is facilitated by working in Church [7], a language for specifying probabilistic generative models. Using the Church variant of the lambda-calculus, we are able to build models of arbitrary to the problem by using Bayesian inference on a generative model of shape and image formation. Using the Church

Oliva, Aude

431

Shaping the Future of Water and Wastewater Services  

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Shaping the Future of Water and Wastewater Services Jim Conlin Acting GM Long Term Asset Strategy works · 1400 Service reservoirs · >600 Pumping stations · 47,000kms Water pipes Wastewater Assets at an individual or a group of assets #12;Vision AM Strategy Wastewater Pan Scotland Strategy Bathing Waters

Painter, Kevin

432

The cavity of the optimal shape under the shear stresses  

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at infinity. The cavity of fixed area is said to be optimal if it provides the minimal energy change between the eigenvalues of different sign, the shape of cavity (of fixed area) minimizing the energy 1 #12; increment.B.Movchanz, S.K.Serkovz y Departments of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA z School

Cherkaev, Andrej

433

Integral equations for shape and impedance reconstruction in corrosion detection  

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Integral equations for shape and impedance reconstruction in corrosion detection Fioralba Cakoni of the method. 1 Introduction We consider an inverse problem originating from corrosion detection. Let D R2 Angewandte Mathematik, Universität Göttingen, 37083 Göttingen, Germany 1 #12;part c affected by corrosion

Cakoni, Fioralba

434

Simultaneous reconstruction of shape and impedance in corrosion detection  

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Simultaneous reconstruction of shape and impedance in corrosion detection Fioralba Cakoni , Rainer Kress and Christian Schuft Abstract Corrosion detection can be modelled by the Laplace equation an inverse problem that models corrosion detection. Let D R2 be a simply connected bounded domain with piece

Cakoni, Fioralba

435

aerodynamic shape optimization: Topics by E-print Network  

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aerodynamic shape optimization First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 AIAA 982538 Aerodynamic...

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IEA Workshop 59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for  

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IEA Workshop 59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for High Beta, Steady-State Tokamak SCOPE and aspect ratio is particularly important for achieving high beta and also for the optimization of edge optimization of high beta steady state tokamak including DEMO concept, stability and CD assessment

437

Raw Data Compression in Computed Tomography: Noise Shaping  

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Raw Data Compression in Computed Tomography: Noise Shaping Yao Xie (team member: Adam Wang) Project.1 Background X-ray computed tomography (CT) builds on the physical principles of radiography. It uses multiple ring that has a limited data transfer rate. Compression can be used to reduce the data rate through

Xie, Yao

438

James Smith: Building the Energy Future Shaping the Future Lecture  

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James Smith: Building the Energy Future Shaping the Future Lecture James Smith was appointed been involved in Shell business in a number of Middle Eastern countries and in the US. James Smith `ought'to do in response and assess what society will `choose'to do in reality. James Smith will identify

Mumby, Peter J.

439

Optimal Positioning Strategies for Shape Changes in Robot Teams  

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Fierro School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078, USA for complete regulation of the formation size via constraints on the shape scale. We expect that these results, a system composed of teams of cooperative robots is desirable because of its flexibility, robustness

Spletzer, John R.

440

The Elastic Basis for the Shape of Borrelia burgdorferi  

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ABSTRACT The mechanisms that determine bacterial shape are in many ways poorly understood. A prime example is the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which mechanically couples its motility organelles, helical flagella, to its rod-shaped cell body, producing a striking flat-wave morphology. A mathematical model is developed here that accounts for the elastic coupling of the flagella to the cell cylinder and shows that the flat-wave morphology is in fact a natural consequence of the geometrical and material properties of the components. Observations of purified periplasmic flagella show two flagellar conformations. The mathematical model suggests that the larger waveform flagellum is the more relevant for determining the shape of B. burgdorferi. Optical trapping experiments were used to measure directly the mechanical properties of these spirochetes. These results imply relative stiffnesses of the two components, which confirm the predictions of the model and show that the morphology of B. burgdorferi is completely determined by the elastic properties of the flagella and cell body. This approach is applicable to a variety of other structures in which the shape of the composite system is markedly different from that of the individual components, such as coiled-coil domains in proteins and the eukaryotic axoneme.

Christopher Dombrowski; Wanxi Kan; Md. Abdul Motaleb; Nyles W. Charon; Raymond E. Goldstein; Charles W. Wolgemuth

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian Flexible Shape Matching with Applications to Structural Proteomics  

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and an associated Procrustes-type metric, along with a highly efficient algorithm for computing flexible shape for several variants including both affine and rigid-body component transformations. We demonstrate; Stoyan et al., 1995; Small, 1996; Dry- den and Mardia, 1998; Kendall et al., 1999). In this paper we

Schmidler, Scott

442

Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture  

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Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture by M.P.Wagoner, W.G. Buttlar and G geometry is the ability to test cylindrical cores obtained from in-place asphalt concrete pavements finalizing the specimen geometry, a typical asphalt concrete surface mixture was tested at various

Paulino, Glaucio H.

443

Non-Axisymmetric Shaping of Tokamaks Preserving Quasi-Axisymmetry  

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If quasi-axisymmetry is preserved, non-axisymmetric shaping can be used to design tokamaks that do not require current drive, are resilient to disruptions, and have robust plasma stability without feedback. Suggestions for addressing the critical issues of tokamaks can only be validated when presented with sufficient specificity that validating experiments can be designed. The purpose of this paper is provide that specificity for non-axisymmetric shaping. To our knowledge, no other suggestions for the solution of a number of tokamak issues, such as disruptions, have reached this level of specificity. Sequences of three-field-period quasi-axisymmetric plasmas are studied. These sequences address the questions: (1) What can be achieved at various levels of non-axisymmetric shaping? (2) What simplifications to the coils can be achieved by going to a larger aspect ratio? (3) What range of shaping can be achieved in a single experimental facility? The sequences of plasmas found in this study provide a set of interesting and potentially important configurations.

Long-Poe Ku and Allen H. Boozer

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A Field Study Comparison of the Energy and Moisture Performance Characteristics of Ventilated Versus Sealed Crawl Spaces in the South  

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This study compared the performance of closed crawl spaces, which had sealed foundation wall vents, a sealed polyethylene film liner and various insulation and drying strategies, to traditional wall-vented crawl spaces with perimeter wall vents and polyethylene film covering 100% of the ground surface. The study was conducted at 12 owner-occupied, all electric, single-family detached houses with the same floor plan located on one cul-de-sac in the southeastern United States. Using the matched pairs approach, the houses were divided into three study groups of four houses each. Comparative data was recorded for each house to evaluate sub-metered heat pump energy consumption, relative humidity, wood moisture content, duct infiltration, house infiltration, temperature, radon, and bioaerosol levels. Findings indicated that in the humid conditions of the southeastern United States, a properly closed crawl space is a robust construction measure that produces a substantially drier crawl space and significantly reduces occupied space conditioning energy use on an annual basis.

Bruce Davis; Cyrus Dastur; William E. Warren; Shawn Fitzpatrick; Christine Maurer; Rob Stevens; Terry Brennan; William Rose

2005-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the chemical composition of crude cottonseed oil and cake as influenced by variation in the method of adding moisture  

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'une, l958 c 3. KCKNOWLZDC40%T The writer wishes to express his appreciation for the nany helpful suggestions given by his friends, Special thanks and, appreciation are extende4 to Mr M. K Thornton, un4er whose direction this work was carried out... Moisture s: s mea s & nea s c s ore p ng Ld4ed s & esne off ! were put into i nests into botton s & to oook c cooker aer ct ~ Hot water s & 15i46 Stean & i 16. 07 16+00 15~08 15eQS 14o76 moisture and the eo14er forns oi' noisture added gives the best...

Baker, Landis Clyde

1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Radio frequency plasma power dependence of the moisture permeation barrier characteristics of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films deposited by remote plasma atomic layer deposition  

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In the present study, we investigated the gas and moisture permeation barrier properties of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films deposited on polyethersulfone films (PES) by capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) type Remote Plasma Atomic Layer Deposition (RPALD) at Radio Frequency (RF) plasma powers ranging from 100 W to 400 W in 100 W increments using Trimethylaluminum [TMA, Al(CH{sub 3}){sub 3}] as the Al source and O{sub 2} plasma as the reactant. To study the gas and moisture permeation barrier properties of 100-nm-thick Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} at various plasma powers, the Water Vapor Transmission Rate (WVTR) was measured using an electrical Ca degradation test. WVTR decreased as plasma power increased with WVTR values for 400 W and 100 W of 2.6 × 10{sup ?4} gm{sup ?2}day{sup ?1} and 1.2 × 10{sup ?3} gm{sup ?2}day{sup ?1}, respectively. The trends for life time, Al-O and O-H bond, density, and stoichiometry were similar to that of WVTR with improvement associated with increasing plasma power. Further, among plasma power ranging from 100 W to 400 W, the highest power of 400 W resulted in the best moisture permeation barrier properties. This result was attributed to differences in volume and amount of ion and radical fluxes, to join the ALD process, generated by O{sub 2} plasma as the plasma power changed during ALD process, which was determined using a plasma diagnosis technique called the Floating Harmonic Method (FHM). Plasma diagnosis by FHM revealed an increase in ion flux with increasing plasma power. With respect to the ALD process, our results indicated that higher plasma power generated increased ion and radical flux compared with lower plasma power. Thus, a higher plasma power provides the best gas and moisture permeation barrier properties.

Jung, Hyunsoo [Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of) [Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Samsung Display Co. Ltd., Tangjeong, Chungcheongnam-Do 336-741 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Hagyoung; Lee, Sanghun [Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)] [Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Jeon, Heeyoung [Department of Nano-scale Semiconductor Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Nano-scale Semiconductor Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Jeon, Hyeongtag [Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of) [Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Nano-scale Semiconductor Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

447

Models for Metal Hydride Particle Shape, Packing, and Heat Transfer  

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A multiphysics modeling approach for heat conduction in metal hydride powders is presented, including particle shape distribution, size distribution, granular packing structure, and effective thermal conductivity. A statistical geometric model is presented that replicates features of particle size and shape distributions observed experimentally that result from cyclic hydride decreptitation. The quasi-static dense packing of a sample set of these particles is simulated via energy-based structural optimization methods. These particles jam (i.e., solidify) at a density (solid volume fraction) of 0.665+/-0.015 - higher than prior experimental estimates. Effective thermal conductivity of the jammed system is simulated and found to follow the behavior predicted by granular effective medium theory. Finally, a theory is presented that links the properties of bi-porous cohesive powders to the present systems based on recent experimental observations of jammed packings of fine powder. This theory produces quantitative experimental agreement with metal hydride powders of various compositions.

Kyle C. Smith; Timothy S. Fisher

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

448

Role of shapes in the identification of superheavy nuclei  

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The synthesis and identification of superheavy nuclei have taken a dramatic turn recently with the emergence of hot fusion reactions. Such new methods have enabled the synthesis and identification of superheavy elements with Z=114-116 and 118. The identification of such elements is mainly done by observing their {alpha}-decay chains terminating with spontaneous fission events. In such studies, the role played by the shapes of superheavy elements has assumed great significance. In this work, we use the Shanmugam-Kamalaharan model for {alpha} decay, which is versatile in accounting for the shapes and deformations of the parent and the daughter nuclei as well as the charge redistribution (also termed charge equilibration) process during the decay. Our calculations turn out to be very useful for the identification of superheavy elements.

Shanmugam, G.; Sudhakar, S.; Niranjani, S. [SK Institute of Higher Studies, S-2, Lotus Colony, Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035 (India)

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Measurement of b-quark Jet Shapes at CDF  

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The main topic of this thesis is the measurement of b-quark jet shapes at CDF. CDF is an experiment located at Fermilab, in the United States, which studies proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96TeV. To reach this energy, the particles are accelerated using the Tevatron accelerator which is currently the highest energy collider in operation. The data used for this analysis were taken between February 2002 and September 2004 and represent an integrated luminosity of about 300 pb{sup -1}. This is the first time that b-quark jet shapes have been measured at hadron colliders. The basis of this measurement lies in the possibility of enhancing the b-quark jet content of jet samples by requiring the jets to be identified as having a displaced vertex inside the jet cone. Such jets are called tagged. This enhances the b-quark jet fraction from about 5% before tagging to 20-40% after tagging, depending on the transverse momentum of the jets. I verified that it is possible to apply this secondary vertex tagging algorithm to different cone jet algorithms (MidPoint and JetClu) and different cone sizes (0.4 and 0.7). I found that the performance of the algorithm does not change significantly, as long as the sub-cone inside which tracks are considered for the tagging is kept at the default value of 0.4. Because the b-quark purity of the jets is still relatively low, it is necessary to extract the shapes of b-quark jets in a statistical manner from the jet shapes both before and after tagging. The other parameters that enter into the unfolding equation used to extract the b-quark jet shapes are the b-jet purities, the biases due to the tagging requirement both for b- and nonbjets and the hadron level corrections. The last of these terms corrects the measured b-jet shapes back to the shapes expected at hadron level which makes comparisons with theoretical models and other experimental results possible. This measurement shows that, despite relatively large systematic uncertainties, the measured b-quark jet shapes are significantly different from those expected from the so-called Pythia Tune A Monte Carlo simulation, the most widely used Leading Order Monte Carlo model at CDF. This difference can be mostly attributed to the fact that the fraction of b-quark jets that originate from flavour creation (where a single b-quark is expected inside the same jet cone) over those that originate from gluon splitting (where two b-quarks are expected to be inside the same jet cone) is slightly different in the Pythia Tune A Monte Carlo predictions than in data. This measurement can help in the tuning of the fraction of gluon splitting to flavour creation b-quark jets in the Monte Carlo simulation. This tuning is particularly important for the extrapolation up to LHC energies where many searches will involve b-quark jets. During the first year of my thesis work, I worked on the implementation of a prototype detector control system for the electromagnetic calorimeter which is being built for the CMS experiment at CERN. The prototype which I implemented was used to monitor and control the high voltage, low voltage, cooling and precision temperature monitoring systems during the summer 2003 test-beam. This was one of the first, almost complete, systems implemented and used by an LHC experiment for test-beam monitoring.

Lister, Alison; /Zurich, ETH

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Neutron and Gamma Ray Pulse Shape Discrimination with Polyvinyltoluene  

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The goal of this was research effort was to test the ability of two poly vinyltoluene research samples to produce recordable, distinguishable signals in response to gamma rays and neutrons. Pulse shape discrimination was performed to identify if the signal was generated by a gamma ray or a neutron. A standard figure of merit for pulse shape discrimination was used to quantify the gamma-neutron pulse separation. Measurements were made with gamma and neutron sources with and without shielding. The best figure of merit obtained was 1.77; this figure of merit was achieved with the first sample in response to an un-moderated 252Cf source shielded with 5.08 cm of lead.

Lintereur, Azaree T.; Ely, James H.; Stave, Jean A.; McDonald, Benjamin S.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

A Pulse Shape Analysis Technique for the MAJORANA Experiment  

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In order to achieve background count rates sufficiently low as to allow the observation of rare events such as neutrinoless double beta (0 ) decay, background suppression techniques are routinely employed. In this paper we present details of a novel Pulse Shape Analysis algorithm which allows single-site events such as 0 decay to be distinguished from multi site background events. The algorithm, which is based on the event by event 2 fitting of experimental signals to a basis data set of unique single site pulse shapes, has been developed through simulation studies and tested experimentally using a Broad Energy Germanium detector. It is found experimentally that the technique is able to successfully identify and reject 99% of multi site events in the single escape peak associated with the gamma decay of 208Tl, whilst maintaining a survival probability of 98% for '0 like' double escape peak events.

Cooper, Reynold J [ORNL; Radford, David C [ORNL; Lagergren, K. [Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, Oak Ridge; Colaresi, James F. [Canberra Industries, Inc., Meriden, CT; Darken, Larry [Canberra Industries, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN; Henning, Reyco [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Marino, Michael [University of Washington, Seattle; Yocum, K. Michael [Canberra Industries, Inc., Meriden, CT

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Test Plan for Evaluating Hammer and Fixed Cutter Grinders Using Multiple Varieties and Moistures of Biomass Feedstock  

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Biomass preprocessing is a critical operation in the preparation of feedstock for the front-end of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Its purpose is to chop, grind, or otherwise format the biomass material into a suitable feedstock for optimum conversion to ethanol and other bioproducts. Without this operation, the natural size, bulk density, and flowability characteristics of harvested biomass would decrease the capacities and efficiencies of feedstock assembly unit operations and biorefinery conversion processes to the degree that programmatic cost targets could not be met. The preprocessing unit operation produces a bulk flowable material that 1) improves handling and conveying efficiencies throughout the feedstock assembly system and biorefinery 2) increases biomass surface areas for improved pretreatment efficiencies, 3) reduces particle sizes for improved feedstock uniformity and density, and 4) fractionates structural components for improved compositional quality. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is tasked with defining the overall efficiency/effectiveness of current commercial hammer and fixed cutter grinding systems and other connecting systems such as harvest and collection, storage, transportation, and handling for a wide variety of feedstock types used in bioethanol or syngas production. This test plan details tasks and activities for two separate full-scale grinding tests: Material Characterization Test and Machine Characterization Test. For the Material Characterization Test, a small amount (~5-7 tons each) of several feedstock varieties will be ground. This test will define the fractionation characteristics of the grinder that affect the bulk density, particle size distribution, and quality of the size reduced biomass resulting from different separation screen sizes. A specific screen size will be selected based on the characteristics of the ground material. The Machine Characterization Test will then use this selected screen to grind several 30-ton batches of different feedstock varieties and moistures. This test will focus on identifying the performance parameters of the grinding system specific to the feed, fractionation, and screen separation components and their affect on machine capacity and efficiency.

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2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Plasma Diagnostics Through Analysis of Ne I Line Shape Characteristics  

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On the basis of the experimentally determined 26 prominent neutral neon (Ne I) line shapes (in the 3s-3p, 3s-3p', 3s'-3p', 3s'-3p and 3p-3d transitions) the basic plasma parameters i.e. electron temperature (T) and electron density (N) have been obtained using the line deconvolution procedure, in a plasma created in a linear, low-pressure, pulsed arc operated in pure neon. The mentioned plasma parameters have also been measured using independent experimental diagnostics techniques. Agreement has been found among the two sets of the obtained parameters. This recommends the deconvolution procedure for plasma diagnostical purposes. Self-confidence of the method has checked using Ne I spectral lines which originate from different energy levels. The advance used of the method has been done in the way to find energy level from which it does not existing any more assumption of LTE.This method may be of interest also in astrophysics where direct measurements of the main plasma parameters (T and N) are not possible. With the development of space born spectroscopy the good quality spectra will be enabling to use this method. The separate electron (We) and ion (Wi) contributions to the total Stark width (Wt), which have not been measured so far, have also been obtained for neon spectral lines. The measured and calculated We data are compared to available theoretical We values. It has found stronger influence of the ion contribution to the Ne I lines shape than the predicted ones calculated by the current theory. It has also tested the ion contribution to the Ne II lines shape. Small influence of the ion contribution to the some Ne II line shape has evidenced.

Milosavljevic, Vladimir [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O.B. 368, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); School of Physics Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (Ireland)

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Characterization of aggregate shape properties using a computer automated system  

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????????????????????.. 6 The Influence of Aggregate Shape on Pavement Performance... 7 Hot-mix Asphalt Mixtures?...?.?.???........................ 7 Hydraulic Cement Concrete Mixtures????????... 11 Unbound Layers???????.????????........ 14 Identifying Aggregate... base and subbase layers have a significant influence on the engineering properties of the pavement structure in which they are used (Kandhal and Parker 1998; Saeed et al. 2001; Meininger 1998). The form, angularity, and texture of fine and coarse...

Al Rousan, Taleb Mustafa

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

455

Self-assembly of amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles  

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We use computer simulation to investigate the self-assembly of Janus-like amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles, finding phases of clusters, bilayers and micelles in accord with ideas of packing familiar from the study of molecular surfactants. However, packing arguments do not explain the hierarchical self-assembly dynamics that we observe, nor the coexistence of bilayers and faceted polyhedra. This coexistence suggests that experimental realizations of our model can achieve multipotent assembly of either of two competing ordered structures.

Stephen Whitelam; Stefan A. F. Bon

2010-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

456

Shape memory alloy for vibration isolation and damping  

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ABSTRACT Shape Memory Alloys for Vibration Isolation and Damping. (December 2007) Luciano G. Machado, B.S., Federal Center of Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil; M.S., Military Institute of Engineering - RJ, Brazil; Chair of Advisory... of the Transformation Hardening Function . . . . . . . . . 146 D. Comparison with Experimental Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 E. Comparison of the Current Model’s Predictions with Calorimetric Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 VIII CHAOTIC...

Machado, Luciano G

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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L-Shaped Flume Wave Basin | Open Energy Information  

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Rimmed and edge thickened stodola shaped flywheel. [Patent application  

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A flywheel is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel has a body composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel body is enclosed by a rim of circumferentially wound fiber embedded in resin. The rim promotes flywheel safety and survivability. The flywheel has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability.

Kulkarni, S.V.; Stone, R.G.

1980-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

459

Optimal Heat Collection Element Shapes for Parabolic Trough Concentrators  

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For nearly 150 years, the cross section of the heat collection tubes used at the focus of parabolic trough solar concentrators has been circular. This type of tube is obviously simple and easily fabricated, but it is not optimal. It is shown in this article that the optimal shape, assuming a perfect parabolic figure for the concentrating mirror, is instead oblong, and is approximately given by a pair of facing parabolic segments.

Bennett, C

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Mode Shape Estimation Algorithms Under Ambient Conditions: A Comparative Review  

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Abstract—This paper provides a comparative review of five existing ambient electromechanical mode shape estimation algorithms, i.e., the Transfer Function (TF), Spectral, Frequency Domain Decomposition (FDD), Channel Matching, and Subspace Methods. It is also shown that the TF Method is a general approach to estimating mode shape and that the Spectral, FDD, and Channel Matching Methods are actually special cases of it. Additionally, some of the variations of the Subspace Method are reviewed and the Numerical algorithm for Subspace State Space System IDentification (N4SID) is implemented. The five algorithms are then compared using data simulated from a 17-machine model of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) under ambient conditions with both low and high damping, as well as during the case where ambient data is disrupted by an oscillatory ringdown. The performance of the algorithms is compared using the statistics from Monte Carlo Simulations and results from measured WECC data, and a discussion of the practical issues surrounding their implementation, including cases where power system probing is an option, is provided. The paper concludes with some recommendations as to the appropriate use of the various techniques. Index Terms—Electromechanical mode shape, small-signal stability, phasor measurement units (PMU), system identification, N4SID, subspace.

Dosiek, Luke; Zhou, Ning; Pierre, John W.; Huang, Zhenyu; Trudnowski, Daniel J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MAPPING THE X-SHAPED MILKY WAY BULGE  

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We analyzed the distribution of the red clump (RC) stars throughout the Galactic bulge using Two Micron All Sky Survey data. We mapped the position of the RC in 1 deg{sup 2} fields within the area |l| {<=} 8.{sup 0}5 and 3.{sup 0}5 {<=} |b| {<=} 8.{sup 0}5, for a total of 170 deg{sup 2}. The single RC seen in the central area splits into two components at high Galactic longitudes in both hemispheres, produced by two structures at different distances along the same line of sight. The X-shape is clearly visible in the Z-X plane for longitudes close to the l = 0{sup 0} axis. Crude measurements of the space densities of RC stars in the bright and faint RC populations are consistent with the adopted RC distances, providing further supporting evidence that the X-structure is real, and that there is approximate front-back symmetry in our bulge fields. We conclude that the Milky Way bulge has an X-shaped structure within |l| {approx}< 2{sup 0}, seen almost edge-on with respect to the line of sight. Additional deep near-infrared photometry extending into the innermost bulge regions combined with spectroscopic data is needed in order to discriminate among the different possibilities that can cause the observed X-shaped structure.

Saito, R. K.; Zoccali, M.; Minniti, D. [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago 22 (Chile); McWilliam, A. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, Pasadena, CA 91101-1292 (United States); Gonzalez, O. A. [European Southern Observatory, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Hill, V., E-mail: rsaito@astro.puc.cl, E-mail: mzoccali@astro.puc.cl, E-mail: dante@astro.puc.cl, E-mail: andy@obs.carnegiescience.edu, E-mail: ogonzale@eso.org, E-mail: vanessa.hill@oca.eu [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, B.P. 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

462

Power Corrections to Event Shapes with Mass-Dependent Operators  

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We introduce an operator depending on the "transverse velocity" r that describes the effect of hadron masses on the leading 1/Q power correction to event-shape observables. Here, Q is the scale of the hard collision. This work builds on earlier studies of mass effects by Salam and Wicke and of operators by Lee and Sterman. Despite the fact that different event shapes have different hadron mass dependence, we provide a simple method to identify universality classes of event shapes whose power corrections depend on a common nonperturbative parameter. We also develop an operator basis to show that at a fixed value of Q, the power corrections for many classic observables can be determined by two independent nonperturbative matrix elements at the 10% level. We compute the anomalous dimension of the transverse velocity operator, which is multiplicative in r and causes the power correction to exhibit non-trivial dependence on Q. The existence of universality classes and the relevance of anomalous dimensions are reproduced by the hadronization models in Pythia 8 and Herwig++, though the two programs differ in the values of their low-energy matrix elements.

Vicent Mateu; Iain W. Stewart; Jesse Thaler

2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

463

High-speed pulse-shape generator, pulse multiplexer  

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The invention combines arbitrary amplitude high-speed pulses for precision pulse shaping for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The circuitry combines arbitrary height pulses which are generated by replicating scaled versions of a trigger pulse and summing them delayed in time on a pulse line. The combined electrical pulses are connected to an electro-optic modulator which modulates a laser beam. The circuit can also be adapted to combine multiple channels of high speed data into a single train of electrical pulses which generates the optical pulses for very high speed optical communication. The invention has application in laser pulse shaping for inertial confinement fusion, in optical data links for computers, telecommunications, and in laser pulse shaping for atomic excitation studies. The invention can be used to effect at least a 10.times. increase in all fiber communication lines. It allows a greatly increased data transfer rate between high-performance computers. The invention is inexpensive enough to bring high-speed video and data services to homes through a super modem.

Burkhart, Scott C. (Livermore, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

V-shaped resonators for addition of broad-area laser diode arrays  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for addition of broad-area semiconductor laser diode arrays are described. The system can include an array of laser diodes, a V-shaped external cavity, and grating systems to provide feedback for phase-locking of the laser diode array. A V-shaped mirror used to couple the laser diode emissions along two optical paths can be a V-shaped prism mirror, a V-shaped stepped mirror or include multiple V-shaped micro-mirrors. The V-shaped external cavity can be a ring cavity. The system can include an external injection laser to further improve coherence and phase-locking.

Liu, Bo; Liu, Yun; Braiman, Yehuda Y.

2012-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

465

Computation of Hypersonic Flow about Maneuvering Vehicles with Changing Shapes  

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Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds have great importance to the National Security. Ballistic missile re-entry vehicles (RV's) travel at hypersonic speeds, as do missile defense intercept vehicles. Despite the importance of the problem, no computational analysis method is available to predict the aerodynamic environment of maneuvering hypersonic vehicles, and no analysis is available to predict the transient effects of their shape changes. The present state-of-the-art for hypersonic flow calculations typically still considers steady flow about fixed shapes. Additionally, with present computational methods, it is not possible to compute the entire transient structural and thermal loads for a re-entry vehicle. The objective of this research is to provide the required theoretical development and a computational analysis tool for calculating the hypersonic flow about maneuvering, deforming RV's. This key enabling technology will allow the development of a complete multi-mechanics simulation of the entire RV flight sequence, including important transient effects such as complex flight dynamics. This will allow the computation of the as-delivered state of the payload in both normal and unusual operational environments. This new analysis capability could also provide the ability to predict the nonlinear, transient behavior of endo-atmospheric missile interceptor vehicles to the input of advanced control systems. Due to the computational intensity of fluid dynamics for hypersonics, the usual approach for calculating the flow about a vehicle that is changing shape is to complete a series of steady calculations, each with a fixed shape. However, this quasi-steady approach is not adequate to resolve the frequencies characteristic of a vehicle's structural dynamics. Our approach is to include the effects of the unsteady body shape changes in the finite-volume method by allowing for arbitrary translation and deformation of the control volumes. Furthermore, because the Eulerian computational mesh for the fluid domain must be attached to the vehicle as it undergoes potentially high accelerations, that mesh must be viewed in a non-inertial coordinate frame. The usual conservation-law form of the fluid dynamic governing equations must be augmented. This approach thus requires the derivation of a significantly new numerical formulation, especially to incorporate a modern flux-splitting methodology as needed for numerical stability and accuracy.

Ferencz, R M; Felker, F F; Castillo, V M

2004-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

466

Graphlocons: Large dendritic graphene crystals and their electronic properties  

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Submillimeter dendritic-shaped crystals were synthesized by low pressure vapor chemical vapor deposition inside a copper enclosure. With their sixfold symmetry and fractal-like shape, the resulting crystals resemble snowflakes. The electronic properties of the devices were investigated down to sub-Kelvin temperatures, showing mobilities over 5000 cm{sup 2}/Vs and the quantum Hall effect at 8T. The magnetoresistance also displayed a sharp peak at zero field which we attribute to weak localization.

Massicotte, Mathieu; Yu, Victor; Whiteway, Eric; Hilke, Michael [Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal (Canada)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

467

Colorado's 2003 Moisture Outlook  

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Prepared by Tara Green and Odie Bliss http://climate.atmos.colostate.edu #12;HowHow we got 1980 1990 2000 Month Precipitation(inches) Fort Collins Total Water Year Precipitation (Oct-Sep) #12 1975 1985 1995 2005 Year Temperature(degreesF) #12;Fort Collins Summer Average Temperature (June

468

ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric moisture  

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469

ARM - Measurement - Soil moisture  

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470

Moisture Matters | EMSL  

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471

Roofing Moisture Tolerance  

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472

Earth Day 2012: A Day to Remember the Past and Shape the Future...  

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Earth Day 2012: A Day to Remember the Past and Shape the Future Earth Day 2012: A Day to Remember the Past and Shape the Future April 26, 2012 - 10:10am Addthis Eric Barendsen...

473

Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control and Hysteresis Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys  

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Shape Memory Alloy actuators can be used for morphing, or shape change, by controlling their temperature, which is effectively done by applying a voltage difference across their length. Control of these actuators requires determination...

Kirkpatrick, Kenton C.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Objectives and Features Shape interrogation is the process of extraction of information from a geo-  

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, are widely used in scientific and engineering applications. For example, the hydrodynamic shape of propeller blades has an important role in marine applications, and the aerodynamic shape of turbine blades

Patrikalakis, Nicholas M.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - average shaped atlas Sample Search Results  

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shaped atlas Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: average shaped atlas Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Retrospective Cross-Evaluation of an...

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Suitability of Shape Memory Alloys for vibration isolation with application to launch vehicle payloads  

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This work details an investigation into the suitability of Shape Memory Alloys for the task of vibration isolation based on the similarities between the Shape Memory Alloy pseudoelastic behavior and the softening response of isolators whose response...

Mayes, John Jeramy

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invited Paper Shape Control of Composite Material Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators  

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of smart structures. These material include piezoelectric polymers and ceramics, shape memory alloysInvited Paper Shape Control of Composite Material Plates Using Piezoelectric Actuators Brij N control of composite material plates using piezoelectric actuators. A finite element formulation

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Design of pressure vessels using shape optimization: An integrated approach R.C. Carbonari a  

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, and focuses on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tank design by means of shape optimization techniques. This paper

Paulino, Glaucio H.

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Dynamic shape factors for hydox-generated plutonium dioxide-type non-sperical objects  

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. . . . . . . . . 1X NOMENCLATURE INTRODUCTION. BACKGROUND. THEORY. METHOD. . 14 Dynamic Shape Factors of a Hedron Characterized as a Single Variable, x. . Dynamic Shape Factors of a Hedron Characterized as Two Variables, x and y. Dynamic Shape Factors of a..., and this thesis to evaluates effects of the density and dynamic shape factors on the settling velocities of plutonium dioxide. THEORY Assume a particle in motion in a viscous fluid with velocity v. The fluid exerts a drag force on the particle defined as Fn...

Lohaus, James Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape minimization of the dissipated energy in dyadic trees Xavier Dubois de La Sabloni`ere  

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Shape minimization of the dissipated energy in dyadic trees Xavier Dubois de La Sabloni in finding the shape of the tree that minimizes the viscous energy dissipated by the fluid with a constrained on the optimal shape of a dyadic tree in which flows a Newtonian fluid. Our optimization problem consists

Privat, Yannick

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RANS-based Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Investigations of the Common Research Model Wing  

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RANS-based Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Investigations of the Common Research Model Wing Zhoujie of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI The aerodynamic shape optimization of transonic wings requires Reynolds, and viscous effects. While there has been some research dedicated to RANS-based aerodynamic shape optimiza

Papalambros, Panos

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Mechanisms of triple-shape polymeric composites due to dual thermal transitions  

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­glass transition to fix one temporary shape, and an interpenetrating crystallizable PCL fiber network providing for crystallizable shape memory polymers (the fiber network) is developed to describe t-SME. The model includes,bcd Christian B. Iversen,bc Patrick T. Mather,bc Martin L. Dunna and H. Jerry Qi*a Shape memory polymers (SMPs

Mather, Patrick T.

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J. AMER. SOC. HORT. SCI. 134(1):7787. 2009. Tomato Fruit Shape Analysis Using Morphometric  

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J. AMER. SOC. HORT. SCI. 134(1):77­87. 2009. Tomato Fruit Shape Analysis Using Morphometric of two methods in the detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling fruit morphology in three uses fruit morphology attributes such as fruit shape index, blockiness, pear shape, indentation area

van der Knaap, Esther

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Micromechanical modeling of deployment and shape recovery of thin-walled viscoelastic composite space  

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Micromechanical modeling of deployment and shape recovery of thin-walled viscoelastic composite;Micromechanical Modeling of Deployment and Shape Recovery of Thin-walled Viscoelastic Composite Space Structures of the paper presents an experimental study of the deployment and shape recovery of composite tape

Pellegrino, Sergio

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Control of ultrafast electron dynamics with shaped femtosecond laser pulses: from atoms to solids  

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Control of ultrafast electron dynamics with shaped femtosecond laser pulses: from atoms to solids;1. Introduction In coherent control shaped femtosecond laser pulses are used as a tool to steer the ultrafast focus on advanced control of ultrafast electron dynamics with shaped femtosecond laser pulses

Peinke, Joachim

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Page 1 of 27 Behavior of Compact L-Shaped Spandrel Beams  

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Page 1 of 27 Behavior of Compact L-Shaped Spandrel Beams with Open Web Reinforcement Gregory Lucier-shaped spandrel beams subjected to combined shear and torsion.2-9 An open reinforcement scheme is a better. While the behavior of slender L-shaped beams (having aspect ratios of 4.6 or greater) with open web

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3D Haptic Modeling System using Ungrounded Pen-shaped Kinesthetic Display  

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3D Haptic Modeling System using Ungrounded Pen-shaped Kinesthetic Display Sho Kamuro 1) Kouta-dimensional (3D) haptic modeling system that enables a user to create 3D models as though he/she is drawing and intuitively create various 3D shapes by drawing closed curves in air using the device. The created shapes

Tachi, Susumu

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SHAPE OPTIMIZATION WITH STOKES CONSTRAINTS OVER THE SET OF AXISYMMETRIC DOMAINS  

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SHAPE OPTIMIZATION WITH STOKES CONSTRAINTS OVER THE SET OF AXISYMMETRIC DOMAINS MAITINE BERGOUNIOUX AND YANNICK PRIVAT Abstract. In this paper, we are interested in the study of shape optimizations problems these assumptions to get some topological properties. We formulate the (shape) optimization problem using different

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Reconstruction of shapes of near symmetric and asymmetric objects  

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A system processes 2D images of 2D or 3D objects, creating a model of the object that is consistent with the image and as veridical as the perception of the 2D image by humans. Vertices of the object that are hidden in the image are recovered by using planarity and symmetry constraints. The 3D shape is recovered by maximizing 3D compactness of the recovered object and minimizing its surface area. In some embodiments, these two criteria are weighted by using the geometric mean.

Pizlo, Zygmunt; Sawada, Tadamasa; Li, Yunfeng

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Light emission patterns from stadium-shaped semiconductor microcavity lasers  

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We study light emission patterns from stadium-shaped semiconductor (GaAs) microcavity lasers theoretically and experimentally. Performing systematic wave calculations for passive cavity modes, we demonstrate that the averaging by low-loss modes, such as those realized in multi-mode lasing, generates an emission pattern in good agreement with the ray model's prediction. In addition, we show that the dependence of experimental far-field emission patterns on the aspect ratio of the stadium cavity is well reproduced by the ray model.

Susumu Shinohara; Takehiro Fukushima; Takahisa Harayama

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Active control of underwater propulsor using shape memory alloys  

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of submarines10 as control surface deflection tabs and linear actuators in biomimetic hydrofoils11-12. The material chosen in many of these studies and research applications is the Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). This material is attractive due to its small size... section. The water tunnel is powered by a Baldor 25-hp electric motor and with the cross-section specified above allows for a maximum velocity of approximately 1 m/s. To be ab le to obtain reliable data from the test run of the 2-D hydrofoil...

Wasylyszyn, Jonathan Allen

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Gelcasting polymeric precursors for producing net-shaped graphites  

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The present invention discloses a method for molding complex and intricately shaped high density monolithic carbon, carbon-carbon, graphite, and thermoplastic composites using gelcasting technology. The method comprising a polymeric carbon precursor, a solvent, a dispersant, an anti-foaming agent, a monomer system, and an initiator system. The components are combined to form a suspension which is poured into a mold and heat-treated to form a thermoplastic part. The thermoplastic part can then be further densified and heat-treated to produce a high density carbon or graphite composite. The present invention also discloses the products derived from this method.

Klett, James W. (Knoxville, TN); Janney, Mark A. (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape memory alloy heat engines and energy harvesting systems  

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A heat engine includes a first rotatable pulley and a second rotatable pulled spaced from the first rotatable pulley. A shape memory alloy (SMA) element is disposed about respective portions of the pulleys at an SMA pulley ratio. The SMA element includes first spring coil and a first fiber core within the first spring coil. A timing cable is disposed about disposed about respective portions of the pulleys at a timing pulley ratio, which is different than the SMA pulley ratio. The SMA element converts a thermal energy gradient between the hot region and the cold region into mechanical energy.

Browne, Alan L; Johnson, Nancy L; Keefe, Andrew C; Alexander, Paul W; Sarosi, Peter Maxwell; Herrera, Guillermo A; Yates, James Ryan

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Sealed One Piece Battery Having A Prism Shape Container  

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A sealed one-piece battery having a prism-shaped container including: a tank consisting of a single plastic material, a member fixed and sealed to the tank and to partitions on the side of the tank opposite the transverse wall to seal the tank, two flanges fixed and sealed to longitudinal walls defining flow compartments for a heat-conducting fluid, and two tubes on the transverse wall of the tank forming an inlet and an outlet for fluid common to the compartments.

Verhoog, Roelof (Bordeaux, FR); Barbotin, Jean-Loup (Pompignac, FR)

2000-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Shaping the spectrum of downconverted photons through optimized custom poling  

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We present a scheme for engineering the joint spectrum of photons created via spontaneous parametric down conversion. Our method relies on customizing the poling configuration of a quasi-phase-matched crystal. We use simulated annealing to find an optimized poling configuration which allows almost arbitrary shaping of the crystal's phase-matching function. This has direct application in the creation of pure single photons---currently one of the most important goals of single-photon quantum optics. We describe the general algorithm and provide code, written in C++, that outputs an optimized poling configuration given specific experimental parameters.

Annamaria Dosseva; Lukasz Cincio; Agata M. Branczyk

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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VIDEO: Shaping Tomorrow's Wind Energy Leaders | Department of Energy  

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Shape coexistence along the N=Z line  

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SHAPE SELECTIVE NANOCATALYSTS FOR DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS  

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While gold and platinum have long been recognized for their beauty and value, researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) are working on the nano-level to use these elements for creative solutions to our nation's energy and security needs. Multiinterdisciplinary teams consisting of chemists, materials scientists, physicists, computational scientists, and engineers are exploring unchartered territories with shape-selective nanocatalysts for the development of novel, cost effective and environmentally friendly energy solutions to meet global energy needs. This nanotechnology is vital, particularly as it relates to fuel cells.SRNL researchers have taken process, chemical, and materials discoveries and translated them for technological solution and deployment. The group has developed state-of-the art shape-selective core-shell-alloy-type gold-platinum nanostructures with outstanding catalytic capabilities that address many of the shortcomings of the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC). The newly developed nanostructures not only busted the performance of the platinum catalyst, but also reduced the material cost and overall weight of the fuel cell.

Murph, S.

2012-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1-Jettiness DIS event shape: NNLL + NLO results  

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We present results for the complete NNLL+NLO (~ \\alpha_s) 1-jettiness (\\tau_1) event shape distribution for single jet (J) production in electron-nucleus (N_A) collisions e^- + N_A \\to e^- + J + X, in the deep inelastic scattering (DIS) region where the hard scale is set by the jet transverse momentum P_{J_T}. These results cover the entire \\tau_1-spectrum including the resummation (\\tau_1radiation effects, the anti-k_T jet algorithm in the fixed-order calculation, and a smooth matching between the resummation and fixed-order perturbative QCD regions. The matching smoothly connects the spectrum in the resummation region, which can be computed without reference to an external jet algorithm, and the fixed-order region where an explicit jet algorithm must be specified. Our code, used for generating the numerical results, is flexible enough to incorporate different jet algorithms for the fixed-order calculation. We also perform a jet shape analysis, defined within the 1-jettiness framework, which allows one to control the amount of radiation included in the definition of the final state jet. This formalism can allow for detailed studies of jet energy-loss mechanisms and nuclear medium effects. The analysis presented here can be used for precision studies of QCD and as a probe of nuclear dynamics using data collected at HERA and in proposed future electron-ion colliders such as the EIC and the LHeC.

Zhong-Bo Kang; Xiaohui Liu; Sonny Mantry

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Brownian Motion of Arbitrarily Shaped Particles in Two-Dimensions  

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Here we implement microfabricated boomerang particles with unequal arm lengths as a model for non-symmetry particles and study their Brownian motion in a quasi-two dimensional geometry by using high precision single particle motion tracking. We show that due to the coupling between translation and rotation, the mean squared displacements of a single asymmetric boomerang particle exhibit a non-linear crossover from short time faster to long time slower diffusion, and the mean displacements for fixed initial orientation are non-zero and saturate out at long time. The measured anisotropic diffusion coefficients versus the tracking point position indicate that there exists one unique point, i.e. the center of hydrodynamic stress (CoH), at which all coupled diffusion coefficients vanish. This implies that in contrast to motion in 3D where the CoH only exists for high symmetry particles, the CoH always exists for Brownian motion in 2D. We develop an analytical model based on Langevin theory to explain the experimental results and show that among the 6 anisotropic diffusion coefficients only 5 are independent because the translation-translation coupling originates from the translation-rotation coupling. Finally we classify the behavior of 2D Brownian motion of arbitrarily shaped particles into four groups based on the particle shape symmetry group.

Ayan Chakrabarty; Andrew Konya; Feng Wang; Jonathan V. Selinger; Kai Sun; Qi-Huo Wei

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z