Kinetic Model for Motion Compensation in Computed Tomography
1 Kinetic Model for Motion Compensation in Computed Tomography Zhou Yu, Jean-Baptiste Thibault- gorithms have recently been applied to computed tomography and demonstrated superior image quality. MBIR to computed tomography and demonstrated superior image quality performance [1], [2], [3]. These methods
Istrail, Sorin
Using Motion Planning to Map Protein Folding Landscapes and Analyze Folding Kinetics of Known technique to study protein folding pathways of several small proteins and obtained encouraging results. In this pa- per, we describe how our motion planning framework can be used to study protein folding kinetics
Effects of electron drift on the collisionless damping of kinetic Alfv\\'en waves in the solar wind
Tong, Yuguang; Chen, Christopher H K; Salem, Chadi S; Verscharen, Daniel
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The collisionless dissipation of anisotropic Alfv\\'enic turbulence is a promising candidate to solve the solar wind heating problem. Extensive studies examined the kinetic properties of Alfv\\'en waves in simple Maxwellian or bi-Maxwellian plasmas. However, the observed electron velocity distribution functions in the solar wind are more complex. In this study, we analyze the properties of kinetic Alfv\\'en waves in a plasma with two drifting electron populations. We numerically solve the linearized Maxwell-Vlasov equations and find that the damping rate and the proton-electron energy partition for kinetic Alfv\\'en waves are significantly modified in such plasmas, compared to plasmas without electron drifts. We suggest that electron drift is an important factor to take into account when considering the dissipation of Alfv\\'enic turbulence in the solar wind or other $\\beta \\sim 1$ astrophysical plasmas.
Roy Maartens; David Taylor
1997-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
We define affine transport lifts on the tangent bundle by associating a transport rule for tangent vectors with a vector field on the base manifold. The aim is to develop tools for the study of kinetic/ dynamical symmetries in relativistic particle motion. The transport lift unifies and generalises the various existing lifted vector fields, with clear geometric interpretations. We find the affine dynamical symmetries of free particle motion, and compare this to previous results and to the alternative concept of "matter symmetry".
Motion-to-Energy (M2Eâ?˘) Power Generation Technology
Idaho National Laboratory
2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
INL researchers developed M2E, a new technology that converts motion to energy. M2E uses an innovative, optimized microgenerator with power management circuitry that kinetically charges mobile batteries from natural motion such as walking. To learn more,
Motion-to-Energy (M2E) Power Generation Technology
INL
2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
INL researchers developed M2E, a new technology that converts motion to energy. M2E uses an innovative, optimized microgenerator with power management circuitry that kinetically charges mobile batteries from natural motion such as walking.
Frank Znidarsic
2000-11-12T23:59:59.000Z
A Bose condensate of electrons may exist in nickel hydrogen and palladium hydrogen systems. The motion constants associated with the gravitational and nuclear forces motion tend toward the electromagnetic in these systems. The change in the motion constants produces unexpected gravitomagnetic and nuclear affects.
Harvesting Kinetic Energy with Switched-Inductor DCDC Converters
Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.
energy in motion may not compete with solar power but, in contrast to indoor lighting and thermal sources- power piezoelectric and electrostatic kinetic-harvesting sources. I. HARVESTING KINETIC ENERGY temperature gradients, the fundamental source from which the device draws energy [3]. Harvesting the kinetic
Ashok Das; Jorge Gamboa; Miguel Pino
2015-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we generalize the kinetic mixing idea to time reparametrization invariant theories, namely, relativistic point particles and cosmology in order to obtain new insights for dark matter and energy. In the first example, two relativistic particles interact through an appropriately chosen coupling term. It is shown that the system can be diagonalized by means of a non-local field redefinition, and, as a result of this procedure, the mass of one the particles gets rescaled. In the second case, inspired by the previous example, two cosmological models (each with its own scale factor) are made to interact in a similar fashion. The equations of motion are solved numerically in different scenarios (dust, radiation or a cosmological constant coupled to each sector of the system). When a cosmological constant term is present, kinetic mixing rescales it to a lower value which may be more amenable to observations.
Piezoelectric step-motion actuator
Mentesana; Charles P. (Leawood, KS)
2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
A step-motion actuator using piezoelectric material to launch a flight mass which, in turn, actuates a drive pawl to progressively engage and drive a toothed wheel or rod to accomplish stepped motion. Thus, the piezoelectric material converts electrical energy into kinetic energy of the mass, and the drive pawl and toothed wheel or rod convert the kinetic energy of the mass into the desired rotary or linear stepped motion. A compression frame may be secured about the piezoelectric element and adapted to pre-compress the piezoelectric material so as to reduce tensile loads thereon. A return spring may be used to return the mass to its resting position against the compression frame or piezoelectric material following launch. Alternative embodiment are possible, including an alternative first embodiment wherein two masses are launched in substantially different directions, and an alternative second embodiment wherein the mass is eliminated in favor of the piezoelectric material launching itself.
Contents lists available at ScienceDirect. Wave Motion .... The mudstone layers are fully saturated with water and their properties are frequency independent.
Kinetics of Silica Polymerization
Weres, Oleh
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
see S . ) It is the kinetic expression of the increase Therate is in part the kinetic expression of. the reducedrates calculated using kinetic expressions given in Chapter
Active shapes : introducing guidelines for designing kinetic architectural structures
El-Zanfaly, Dina E
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis proposes guidelines for designing kinetic architectural structures, in which rules based on shape grammars, are used for motion capturing and design. There is an increasing demand for adaptive architecture that ...
Topobo : a 3-D constructive assembly system with kinetic memory
Raffle, Hayes Solos, 1974-
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce Topobo, a 3-D constructive assembly system em- bedded with kinetic memory, the ability to record and playback physical motion. Unique among modeling systems is Topobo's coincident physical input and output ...
Quantum potential energy as concealed motion
Peter Holland
2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z
It is known that the Schroedinger equation may be derived from a hydrodynamic model in which the Lagrangian position coordinates of a continuum of particles represent the quantum state. Using Routh\\s method of ignorable coordinates it is shown that the quantum potential energy of particle interaction that represents quantum effects in this model may be regarded as the kinetic energy of additional concealed freedoms. The method brings an alternative perspective to Planck\\s constant, which plays the role of a hidden variable, and to the canonical quantization procedure, since what is termed kinetic energy in quantum mechanics may be regarded literally as energy due to motion.
Rudakov, Leonid; Ganguli, Gurudas; Crabtree, Chris
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic Alfven wave turbulence in solar wind is considered and it is shown that non-Maxwellian electron distribution function has a significant effect on the dynamics of the solar wind plasmas. Linear Landau damping leads to the formation of a plateau in the parallel electron distribution function which diminishes the Landau damping rate significantly. Nonlinear scattering of waves by plasma particles is generalized to short wavelengths and it is found that for the solar wind parameters this scattering is the dominant process as compared to three wave decay and coalescence in the wave vector range . Incorporation of these effects lead to the steepening of the wave spectrum between the inertial and the dissipation ranges with a spectral index between 2 and 3. This region can be labeled as the scattering range. Such steepening has been observed in the solar wind plasmas.
An analysis of guard cell motion
Wu, Hsin-i
1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
AN ANALYSIS OF GUARD CELL MOTION A Thesis by BSIN-I WU Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December, 1977 Ma]or Sub]ect: Industrial... Engineering AN ANALYSIS OF GUARD CELL MOTION A Thesis by HSIN-I WU Approved as to style and content by: L. Curry (I. En. ) Newton C. Ellis (I. En. ) c' eter J. H. Sharpe (B. E. ) Dar d J. Ha tfiel (Math) December 1977 I &'(2(i& R) ABSTRACT...
Perceiving Motion and Events Image motion vs. Object Motion
Majumder, Aditi
? But can we always "see" it moving? What about the moon... Or the blades of a helicopter? #12;10 What;14 Apparent Motion If video is just a sequence of frames, why do we see motion? First Tested by Sigmund
A Note on Gravitational Brownian Motion
David Merritt
2004-05-19T23:59:59.000Z
Chandrasekhar's theory of stellar encounters predicts a dependence of the Brownian motion of a massive particle on the velocity distribution of the perturbing stars. One consequence is that the expectation value of the massive object's kinetic energy can be different from that of the perturbers. This effect is shown to be modest however, and substantially smaller than claimed in a recent study based on a more approximate treatment of the encounter equations.
Geometric dynamics of Vlasov kinetic theory and its moments
Tronci, Cesare
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Vlasov equation of kinetic theory is introduced and the Hamiltonian structure of its moments is presented. Then we focus on the geodesic evolution of the Vlasov moments. As a first step, these moment equations generalize the Camassa-Holm equation to its multi-component version. Subsequently, adding electrostatic forces to the geodesic moment equations relates them to the Benney equations and to the equations for beam dynamics in particle accelerators. Next, we develop a kinetic theory for self assembly in nano-particles. Darcy's law is introduced as a general principle for aggregation dynamics in friction dominated systems (at different scales). Then, a kinetic equation is introduced for the dissipative motion of isotropic nano-particles. The zeroth-moment dynamics of this equation recovers the classical Darcy's law at the macroscopic level. A kinetic-theory description for oriented nano-particles is also presented. At the macroscopic level, the zeroth moments of this kinetic equation recover the magnetiz...
Effect of driving frequency on excitation of turbulence in a kinetic plasma T. N. Parashar,1
Shay, Michael
-point motions. Using 2.5D hybrid simula- tions, we drive the system magnetically and examine the evo- lution of turbulence generation through magnetic forcing is studied using kinetic hybrid simulations with fully kinetic in exciting turbulence and heating the plasma when the time period of the driving is larger than the nonlinear
Elementary gas kinetic theory. Today we will give kinetic theory definitions to main macroscopic
Alexeenko, Alina
proportional to mean kinetic energy of thermal motion. p= nmv- v0 2 3 = nm v 2 3 . #12;7 Derivation of Avogadro . #12;8 Avogadro's Law Number of molecules in a volume of gas is a quantity of particles in a given of C12 =6.022x1023 atoms. NA =6.022x1023 Avogadro number. The volume V0 occupied by a mole of ideal
Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors
Wu, Shuang; Lu, Hongjing; Lee, Alan; Yuille, Alan
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
to investigate motion integration across orientation andspace. VSS 2006. Motion integration using competitive priorsMotion integration using competitive priors Shuang Wu 1 ,
Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors
Shuang Wu; Hongjing Lu; Alan Lee; Alan Yuille
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
to investigate motion integration across orientation andspace. VSS 2006. Motion integration using competitive priorsMotion integration using competitive priors Shuang Wu 1 ,
Causation, Motion and the Unmoved Mover
Bell, Karen
CAUSATION, MOTION ami the UNMOVED MOVER KAREN BELL University of Kansas I In Aristotle's Metaphysics, Book XII, Chapters 6 and 7, the Unmoved Mover is said to be an eternal, en tirely actual substance which moves other things without itself... summarizes much of the work he has done in the Metaphysics up to that point: for example, he discusses the different senses of substance (1069a30- 40, 1070a9-15), the principles and causes of change and motion (1070al3-1070b35), and the potentiality...
Imitating Human Dance Motions through Motion Structure Analysis
Ikeuchi, Katsushi
to apply this idea for importing human dance motions into humanoid robots. Our project overview is shown and Technology Abstract This paper presents the method for importing human dance motion into humanoid robots-kinematics and dynamic balancing technique. Keywords: human motion, humanoid robot, motion prim- itive, motion capture
Erbium hydride decomposition kinetics.
Ferrizz, Robert Matthew
2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS) is used to study the decomposition kinetics of erbium hydride thin films. The TDS results presented in this report are analyzed quantitatively using Redhead's method to yield kinetic parameters (E{sub A} {approx} 54.2 kcal/mol), which are then utilized to predict hydrogen outgassing in vacuum for a variety of thermal treatments. Interestingly, it was found that the activation energy for desorption can vary by more than 7 kcal/mol (0.30 eV) for seemingly similar samples. In addition, small amounts of less-stable hydrogen were observed for all erbium dihydride films. A detailed explanation of several approaches for analyzing thermal desorption spectra to obtain kinetic information is included as an appendix.
Spectral Cascade and Energy Dissipation in Kinetic Alfven Wave Turbulence
Lin, Zhihong
Spectral Cascade and Energy Dissipation in Kinetic Alfv´en Wave Turbulence Xi Cheng, Zhihong Lin energy sources at large spatial scales. The energy of these non- linearly interacting Alfven waves. 2000). The wave-particle energy exchange rates of these channels depend on the spectral properties near
Elastohydrodynamics and kinetics of protein patterning in the immunological synapse
Carlson, Andreas
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The cellular basis for the adaptive immune response during antigen recognition relies on a specialized protein interface known as the immunological synapse (IS). Understanding the biophysical basis for protein patterning by deciphering the quantitative rules for their formation and motion is an important aspect of characterizing immune cell recognition and thence the rules for immune system activation. We propose a minimal mathematical model for the physical basis of membrane protein patterning in the IS, which encompass membrane mechanics, protein binding kinetics and motion, and fluid flow in the synaptic cleft. Our theory leads to simple predictions for the spatial and temporal scales of protein cluster formation, growth and arrest as a function of membrane stiffness, rigidity and kinetics of the adhesive proteins, and the fluid in the synaptic cleft. Numerical simulations complement these scaling laws by quantifying the nucleation, growth and stabilization of proteins domains on the size of the cell. Dire...
Magas, V K; Csernai, László P; Grassi, Frédérique; Greiner, W; Hama, Y; Kodama, T; Lázár, Z I; Stöcker, H; Lázár, Zs.I.
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Freeze out of particles across a space-time hypersurface is discussed in kinetic models. The calculation of final momentum distribution of emitted particles is described for freeze out surfaces, with spacelike normals. The resulting non-equilibrium distribution does not resemble, the previously proposed, cut Juttner distribution, and shows non-exponential p_t-spectra similar to the ones observed in experiments.
On the Physics of Kinetic-Alfven Turbulence
Boldyrev, Stanislav
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Observations reveal nearly power-law spectra of magnetic and density plasma fluctuations at subproton scales in the solar wind, which indicates the presence of a turbulent cascade. We discuss the three-field and two-field models for micro-scale plasma fluctuations, and then present the results of numerical simulations of a two-field model of kinetic-Alfven turbulence, which models plasma motion at sub-proton scales.
Kinetic equilibrium and relativistic thermodynamics
P. Ván
2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistic thermodynamics is treated from the point of view of kinetic theory. It is shown that the generalized J\\"uttner distribution suggested in [1] is compatible with kinetic equilibrium. The requirement of compatibility of kinetic and thermodynamic equilibrium reveals several generalizations of the Gibbs relation where the velocity field is an independent thermodynamic variable.
Matteini, L; Pantellini, F; Velli, M; Schwartz, S J
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate properties of the plasma fluid motion in the large amplitude low frequency fluctuations of highly Alfv\\'enic fast solar wind. We show that protons locally conserve total kinetic energy when observed from an effective frame of reference comoving with the fluctuations. For typical properties of the fast wind, this frame can be reasonably identified by alpha particles, which, owing to their drift with respect to protons at about the Alfv\\'en speed along the magnetic field, do not partake in the fluid low frequency fluctuations. Using their velocity to transform proton velocity into the frame of Alfv\\'enic turbulence, we demonstrate that the resulting plasma motion is characterized by a constant absolute value of the velocity, zero electric fields, and aligned velocity and magnetic field vectors as expected for unidirectional Alfv\\'enic fluctuations in equilibrium. We propose that this constraint, via the correlation between velocity and magnetic field in Alfv\\'enic turbulence, is at the origin of ...
Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion...
Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling & experimental testing Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling &...
Unruh, W.P.
1987-03-23T23:59:59.000Z
Method and apparatus are provided for deriving positive and negative Doppler spectrum to enable analysis of objects in motion, and particularly, objects having rotary motion. First and second returned radar signals are mixed with internal signals to obtain an in-phase process signal and a quadrature process signal. A broad-band phase shifter shifts the quadrature signal through 90/degree/ relative to the in-phase signal over a predetermined frequency range. A pair of signals is output from the broad-band phase shifter which are then combined to provide a first side band signal which is functionally related to a negative Doppler shift spectrum. The distinct positive and negative Doppler spectra may then be analyzed for the motion characteristics of the object being examined.
Minnesota, University of
Lab IV - 1 LABORATORY IV CIRCULAR MOTION The problems in this laboratory will help you investigate. OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this laboratory, you should be able to: · Determine Laboratories I, II, and III. Before coming to the lab you should be able to: · Determine an object
Kinetic distance and kinetic maps from molecular dynamics simulation
Noe, Frank
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Characterizing macromolecular kinetics from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations requires a distance metric that can distinguish slowly-interconverting states. Here we build upon diffusion map theory and define a kinetic distance for irreducible Markov processes that quantifies how slowly molecular conformations interconvert. The kinetic distance can be computed given a model that approximates the eigenvalues and eigenvectors (reaction coordinates) of the MD Markov operator. Here we employ the time-lagged independent component analysis (TICA). The TICA components can be scaled to provide a kinetic map in which the Euclidean distance corresponds to the kinetic distance. As a result, the question of how many TICA dimensions should be kept in a dimensionality reduction approach becomes obsolete, and one parameter less needs to be specified in the kinetic model construction. We demonstrate the approach using TICA and Markov state model (MSM) analyses for illustrative models, protein conformation dynamics in bovine...
Measuring lumbar motion in industry, utilizing the lumbar motion monitor
Bryan, Rex Wade
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, previous studies have documented the trunk motion of a wide range of industrial jobs, but none have focused solely on the trunk motions observed in highly dynamic, high frequency manual material handling (MMH) jobs. A study was performed to quantitatively...
Motion Processing and From-from-Apparent-Motion in Infancy
Hirshkowitz, Amy
2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
Motion-carried information is a salient visual cue used in object perception to parse form in the optical array. The present research examined infants’ ability to extract form shapes in apparent motion stimuli, controlling for color and luminance...
Motion Processing and From-from-Apparent-Motion in Infancy
Hirshkowitz, Amy
2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
Motion-carried information is a salient visual cue used in object perception to parse form in the optical array. The present research examined infants’ ability to extract form shapes in apparent motion stimuli, controlling for color and luminance...
Generation of Character Motion by Reactive Motion Capture System
Thawonmas, Ruck
in the human-scale virtual environment. Our purpose is to make character animations with character motion data: Force Feedback, Motion Cap- ture, Human-scale Virtual Environments, Virtual Human 1 Introduction To generate the human motions in virtual envi- ronments made by a computer that are similar to the real world
Westbrook, C.K.; Pitz, W.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This project emphasizes numerical modeling of chemical kinetics of combustion, including applications in both practical combustion systems and in controlled laboratory experiments. Elementary reaction rate parameters are combined into mechanisms which then describe the overall reaction of the fuels being studied. Detailed sensitivity analyses are used to identify those reaction rates and product species distributions to which the results are most sensitive and therefore warrant the greatest attention from other experimental and theoretical research programs. Experimental data from a variety of environments are combined together to validate the reaction mechanisms, including results from laminar flames, shock tubes, flow systems, detonations, and even internal combustion engines.
Kinetics of Oscillating Neutrinos
P. Strack
2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z
In the context of core-collapse supernovae, Strack and Burrows (Phys. Rev. D 71, 093004 (2005)) have recently developed an extension of the classical Boltzmann kinetic formalism that retains all the standard neutrino oscillation phenomenology, including resonant flavor conversion (the MSW effect), neutrino self-interactions, and the interplay between neutrino-matter coupling and flavor oscillations. In this thesis, I extend the Strack & Burrows formalism to incorporate general relativity, spin degrees of freedom, and a possible neutrino magnetic-moment/magnetic-field interaction.
Non-Markovian polymer reaction kinetics
Thomas Guérin; Olivier Bénichou; Raphaël Voituriez
2012-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
Describing the kinetics of polymer reactions, such as the formation of loops and hairpins in nucleic acids or polypeptides, is complicated by the structural dynamics of their chains. Although both intramolecular reactions, such as cyclization, and intermolecular reactions have been studied extensively, both experimentally and theoretically, there is to date no exact explicit analytical treatment of transport-limited polymer reaction kinetics, even in the case of the simplest (Rouse) model of monomers connected by linear springs. We introduce a new analytical approach to calculate the mean reaction time of polymer reactions that encompasses the non-Markovian dynamics of monomer motion. This requires that the conformational statistics of the polymer at the very instant of reaction be determined, which provides, as a by-product, new information on the reaction path. We show that the typical reactive conformation of the polymer is more extended than the equilibrium conformation, which leads to reaction times significantly shorter than predicted by the existing classical Markovian theory.
Motion blur removal from photographs
Cho, Taeg Sang
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
One of the long-standing challenges in photography is motion blur. Blur artifacts are generated from relative motion between a camera and a scene during exposure. While blur can be reduced by using a shorter exposure, this ...
Buffed energy landscapes: Another solution to the kinetic paradoxes of protein folding
Plotkin, Steven S.
Buffed energy landscapes: Another solution to the kinetic paradoxes of protein folding Steven S foldability. The mechanisms of protein folding are manifold. This diver- sity can only be captured by a global the knowledge that proteins fold? A foldable protein is a heteropolymer that through Brownian motion finds
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Documents & Publications Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling & experimental testing Chemical Kinetic Modeling of Fuels Chemical Kinetic...
Dimensional enhancement of kinetic energies
W. P. Schleich; J. P. Dahl
2002-03-14T23:59:59.000Z
Simple thermodynamics considers kinetic energy to be an extensive variable which is proportional to the number, N, of particles. We present a quantum state of N non-interacting particles for which the kinetic energy increases quadratically with N. This enhancement effect is tied to the quantum centrifugal potential whose strength is quadratic in the number of dimensions of configuration space.
Stratospheric sulfur oxidation kinetics
Jayne, J.T.; Worsnop, D.R.; Kolb, C.E. [Aerodyne Research, Inc., Billerica, MA (United States)] [and others
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Oxidation of SO2 to H2SO4 in the atmosphere is believed to involve the reaction of SO3 with water. It is commonly assumed that this is an important step leading to homogeneous nucleation of H2SO4 aerosol particles. Heterogeneous chemistry on sulfuric acid aerosols regulate much of the ozone photochemistry in the lower stratosphere and are also believed to have significant effect on the climate. Understanding aerosol loading requires a detailed knowledge of the stratospheric sulfur budget, including its oxidation kinetics. Here we present results of a laboratory project studying a key step in the oxidation process, the homogeneous reaction between SO3 and H2O vapor. Kinetic measurements are performed in a high-pressure turbulent fast-flow reactor (fabricated at MIT) which minimizes heterogeneous loss of SO3 on reactorwalls. The rate of decay of SO3 and the appearance of H2SO4 is monitored in the presence of excess water vapor. Gas phase reactants and products are detected via an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometer which is coupled to the exit of the flow reactor. Sulfuric acid nucleation studies can also be performed using the turbulent flow reactor. Initial measurements using a particle detector (based on Mie scattering) showed that aerosol formation and particle size distribution are controlled by varying the SO3/H2O gas ratio and the reactor temperature. Results for the reaction SO3J+ H2O show a second order dependence in water vapor density and a strong negative temperature dependence. The results, measured in the range -30C to +95C, imply that an SO3.H2O adduct and/or a water dimer species is likely involved in the reaction mechanism. Results of recent theoretical calculations on the SO3 + H2O system also support the finding that two water molecules are involved. Implications for the gas phase production of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere will be discussed.
Temperature Independent Physisorption Kinetics and Adsorbate...
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Temperature Independent Physisorption Kinetics and Adsorbate Layer Compression for Ar Adsorbed on Pt (111). Temperature Independent Physisorption Kinetics and Adsorbate Layer...
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its kinetic behavior is more complex. Very little reliable kinetic information on coal gasification reactions exists, partly because it is highly depended on the process...
Multidimensional simulation and chemical kinetics development...
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Developing chemical kinetic mechanisms and applying them to simulating engine combustion processes. deer09aceves.pdf More Documents & Publications Chemical Kinetic Research on...
Direct Observation of Aggregative Nanoparticle Growth: Kinetic...
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Aggregative Nanoparticle Growth: Kinetic Modeling of the Size Distribution and Growth Rate. Direct Observation of Aggregative Nanoparticle Growth: Kinetic Modeling of the Size...
A Semiclassical Kinetic Theory of Dirac Particles and Thomas Precession
Dayi, O F
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic theory of Dirac fermions is studied within the matrix valued differential forms method. It is based on the symplectic form derived by employing the semiclassical wave packet build of the positive energy solutions of the Dirac equation. A satisfactory definition of the distribution matrix elements imposes to work in the basis where the helicity is diagonal which is also needed to attain the massless limit. We show that the kinematic Thomas precession correction can be studied straightforwardly within this approach. It contributes on an equal footing with the Berry gauge fields. In fact in equations of motion it eliminates the terms arising from the Berry gauge fields.
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Tang, J. Y.
2015-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
The Michaelis–Menten kinetics and the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics are two popular mathematical formulations used in many land biogeochemical models to describe how microbes and plants would respond to changes in substrate abundance. However, the criteria of when to use which of the two are often ambiguous. Here I show that these two kinetics are special approximations to the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics, which is the first order approximation to the quadratic kinetics that solves the equation of enzyme-substrate complex exactly for a single enzyme single substrate biogeochemical reaction with the law of mass action and the assumption of quasi-steady-state formore »the enzyme-substrate complex and that the product genesis from enzyme-substrate complex is much slower than the equilibration between enzyme-substrate complexes, substrates and enzymes. In particular, I showed that the derivation of the Michaelis–Menten kinetics does not consider the mass balance constraint of the substrate, and the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics does not consider the mass balance constraint of the enzyme, whereas both of these constraints are taken into account in the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics. By benchmarking against predictions from the quadratic kinetics for a wide range of substrate and enzyme concentrations, the Michaelis–Menten kinetics was found to persistently under-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln k2+ of the reaction velocity v with respect to the maximum product genesis rate k2+, persistently over-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln k1+ of v with respect to the intrinsic substrate affinity k1+, persistently over-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln [ E ]T of v with respect the total enzyme concentration [ E ]T and persistently under-predict the normalized sensitivity ? ln v / ? ln [ S ]T of v with respect to the total substrate concentration [ S ]T. Meanwhile, the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics persistently under-predicts ? ln v / ? ln k2+ and ? ln v / ? ln [ E ]T, and persistently over-predicts ? ln v / ? ln k1+ and ? ln v / ? ln [ S ]T. In contrast, the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics always gives consistent predictions of ? ln v / ? ln k2+, ? ln v / ? ln k1+, ? ln v / ? ln [ E ]T and ? ln v / ? ln [ S ]T. Since the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation kinetics includes the advantages from both the Michaelis–Menten kinetics and the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics and it is applicable for almost the whole range of substrate and enzyme abundances, soil biogeochemical modelers therefore no longer need to choose when to use the Michaelis–Menten kinetics or the reverse Michaelis–Menten kinetics. I expect removing this choice ambiguity will make it easier to formulate more robust and consistent land biogeochemical models.« less
Role of Brownian Motion Hydrodynamics on Nanofluid Thermal Conductivity
W Evans, J Fish, P Keblinski
2005-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
We use a simple kinetic theory based analysis of heat flow in fluid suspensions of solid nanoparticles (nanofluids) to demonstrate that the hydrodynamics effects associated with Brownian motion have a minor effect on the thermal conductivity of the nanofluid. Our conjecture is supported by the results of molecular dynamics simulations of heat flow in a model nanofluid with well-dispersed particles. Our findings are consistent with the predictions of the effective medium theory as well as with recent experimental results on well dispersed metal nanoparticle suspensions.
Group Motion Editing Taesoo Kwon
Takahashi, Shigeo
: I.3.7 [Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism]: Animation--Virtual reality Keywords: Group Motion Editing, Crowd Simulation, Human Motion, Character Animation 1 Introduction Crowd scenes appear frequently in crowd animation make it possible to synthesize convincing animations of virtual crowds by simulating
Motion Capture Technologies Jessica Hodgins
Treuille, Adrien
a few dof) #12;Production Pipeline #12;What is captured? · Dynamic motions? House of Moves #12;What is captured? · Scale? Motion Analysis #12;What is captured? · Non-rigid objects? House of Moves #12;What is captured? · Props often cause problems Ball in pingpong Fly fishing Sword · Passive behaviors
Thermodynamics and kinetics of vapor bubbles nucleation in one-component liquids
Nikolay V. Alekseechkin
2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The multivariable theory of nucleation [J. Chem. Phys. 124, 124512 (2006)] is applied to the problem of vapor bubbles formation in pure liquids. The presented self-consistent macroscopic theory of this process employs thermodynamics (classical, statistical and linear non-equilibrium), hydrodynamics and interfacial kinetics. As a result of thermodynamic study of the problem, the work of formation of a bubble is obtained and parameters of the critical bubble are determined. The variables V (the bubble volume), \\rho (the vapor density), and T (the vapor temperature) are shown to be natural for the given task. An algorithm of writing the equations of motion of a bubble in the space {V, \\rho, T} - equations for V, \\rho, and T - is offered. This algorithm ensures symmetry of the matrix of kinetic coefficients. The equation for written on the basis of this algorithm is shown to represent the first law of thermodynamics for a bubble. The negative eigenvalue of the motion equations which alongside with the work of the critical bubble formation determines the stationary nucleation rate of bubbles is obtained. Various kinetic limits are considered. One of the kinetic constraints leads to the fact that the nucleation cannot occur in the whole metastable region; it occurs only in some subregion of the latter. Zeldovich theory of cavitation is shown to be a limiting case of the theory presented. The limiting effects of various kinetic processes on the nucleation rate of bubbles are shown analytically. These are the inertial motion of a liquid as well as the processes of particles exchange and heat exchange between a bubble and surrounding liquid. The nucleation rate is shown to be determined by the slowest kinetic process at positive and moderately negative pressures in a liquid. The limiting effect vanishes at high negative pressures.
Motion Measurement for Synthetic Aperture Radar.
Doerry, Armin W.
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) measures radar soundings from a set of locations typically along the flight path of a radar platform vehicle. Optimal focusing requires precise knowledge of the sounding source locations in 3 - D space with respect to the target scene. Even data driven focusing techniques (i.e. autofocus) requires some degree of initial fidelity in the measurements of the motion of the radar. These requirements may be quite stringent especially for fine resolution, long ranges, and low velocities. The principal instrument for measuring motion is typically an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), but these instruments have inherent limi ted precision and accuracy. The question is %22How good does an IMU need to be for a SAR across its performance space?%22 This report analytically relates IMU specifications to parametric requirements for SAR. - 4 - Acknowledgements Th e preparation of this report is the result of a n unfunded research and development activity . Although this report is an independent effort, it draws heavily from limited - release documentation generated under a CRADA with General Atomics - Aeronautical System, Inc. (GA - ASI), and under the Joint DoD/DOE Munitions Program Memorandum of Understanding. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi - program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of En ergy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE - AC04 - 94AL85000.
NL3281 Brownian motion 1 NL3281 Brownian motion
Kramer, Peter
in the relation between the drag force Fdrag and velocity v of the particle in steady state motion (assuming a low Reynolds number): Fdrag = mv. (4) For a sphere of radius a moving through a fluid with dynamic viscosity µ
Elastohydrodynamics and kinetics of protein patterning in the immunological synapse
Andreas Carlson; L. Mahadevan
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
The cellular basis for the adaptive immune response during antigen recognition relies on a specialized protein interface known as the immunological synapse (IS). Understanding the biophysical basis for protein patterning by deciphering the quantitative rules for their formation and motion is an important aspect of characterizing immune cell recognition and thence the rules for immune system activation. We propose a minimal mathematical model for the physical basis of membrane protein patterning in the IS, which encompass membrane mechanics, protein binding kinetics and motion, and fluid flow in the synaptic cleft. Our theory leads to simple predictions for the spatial and temporal scales of protein cluster formation, growth and arrest as a function of membrane stiffness, rigidity and kinetics of the adhesive proteins, and the fluid in the synaptic cleft. Numerical simulations complement these scaling laws by quantifying the nucleation, growth and stabilization of proteins domains on the size of the cell. Direct comparison with experiment shows that passive elastohydrodynamics and kinetics of protein binding in the synaptic cleft can describe the short-time formation and organization of protein clusters, without evoking any active processes in the cytoskeleton. Despite the apparent complexity of the process, our analysis highlights the role of just two dimensionless parameters that characterize the spatial and temporal evolution of the protein pattern: a ratio of membrane elasticity to protein elasticity, and the ratio of a hydrodynamic time scale for fluid flow relative to the protein binding rate, and we present a simple phase diagram that encompasses the variety of patterns that can arise.
Chemical kinetics and combustion modeling
Miller, J.A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of this program is to gain qualitative insight into how pollutants are formed in combustion systems and to develop quantitative mathematical models to predict their formation rates. The approach is an integrated one, combining low-pressure flame experiments, chemical kinetics modeling, theory, and kinetics experiments to gain as clear a picture as possible of the process in question. These efforts are focused on problems involved with the nitrogen chemistry of combustion systems and on the formation of soot and PAH in flames.
Motion Estimation from Disparity Images
Demirdjian, D.
2001-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
A new method for 3D rigid motion estimation from stereo is proposed in this paper. The appealing feature of this method is that it directly uses the disparity images obtained from stereo matching. We assume that the stereo ...
Pebble-bed pebble motion: Simulation and Applications
Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag
2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Pebble bed reactors (PBR) have moving graphite fuel pebbles. This unique feature provides advantages, but also means that simulation of the reactor requires understanding the typical motion and location of the granular flow of pebbles. This report presents a method for simulation of motion of the pebbles in a PBR. A new mechanical motion simulator, PEBBLES, efficiently simulates the key elements of motion of the pebbles in a PBR. This model simulates gravitational force and contact forces including kinetic and true static friction. It's used for a variety of tasks including simulation of the effect of earthquakes on a PBR, calculation of packing fractions, Dancoff factors, pebble wear and the pebble force on the walls. The simulator includes a new differential static friction model for the varied geometries of PBRs. A new static friction benchmark was devised via analytically solving the mechanics equations to determine the minimum pebble-to-pebble friction and pebble-to-surface friction for a five pebble pyramid. This pyramid check as well as a comparison to the Janssen formula was used to test the new static friction equations. Because larger pebble bed simulations involve hundreds of thousands of pebbles and long periods of time, the PEBBLES code has been parallelized. PEBBLES runs on shared memory architectures and distributed memory architectures. For the shared memory architecture, the code uses a new O(n) lock-less parallel collision detection algorithm to determine which pebbles are likely to be in contact. The new collision detection algorithm improves on the traditional non-parallel O(n log(n)) collision detection algorithm. These features combine to form a fast parallel pebble motion simulation. The PEBBLES code provides new capabilities for understanding and optimizing PBRs. The PEBBLES code has provided the pebble motion data required to calculate the motion of pebbles during a simulated earthquake. The PEBBLES code provides the ability to determine the contact forces and the lengths of motion in contact. This information combined with the proper wear coefficients can be used to determine the dust production from mechanical wear. These new capabilities enhance the understanding of PBRs, and the capabilities of the code will allow future improvements in understanding.
Solar Radiation and Asteroidal Motion
Jozef Klacka
2000-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
Effects of solar wind and solar electromagnetic radiation on motion of asteroids are discussed. The results complete the statements presented in Vokrouhlick\\'{y} and Milani (2000). As for the effect of electromagnetic radiation, the complete equation of motion is presented to the first order in $v/c$ -- the shape of asteroid (spherical body is explicitly presented) and surface distribution of albedo should be taken into account. Optical quantities must be calculated in proper frame of reference.
PATRIZIA A. CARAVEO; ROBERTO MIGNANI
1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z
Owing to the dramatic evolution of telescopes as well as optical detectors in the last 20 yrs, we are now able to measure anew the proper motion of the Crab pulsar, after the classical result of Wyckoff and Murray (1977) in a time span 40 times shorter. The proper motion is aligned with the axis of symmetry of the inner Crab nebula and, presumably, with the pulsar spin axis.
Kinetic equation for a dense soliton gas and A.M. Kamchatnov2
Kinetic equation for a dense soliton gas G.A. El1 and A.M. Kamchatnov2 1 Department of Mathematical of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow Region, 142190, Russia (Dated: September 27, 2005) We propose a general method arises when solitons form a disordered finite-density en- semble (a soliton gas) rather than well
Desorption Kinetics of Methanol, Ethanol, and Water from Graphene...
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Desorption Kinetics of Methanol, Ethanol, and Water from Graphene. Desorption Kinetics of Methanol, Ethanol, and Water from Graphene. Abstract: The desorption kinetics of methanol,...
Kinetic Alfven waves in a homogeneous dusty magnetoplasma with dust charge fluctuation effects
Zubia, K.; Rubab, N.; Shah, H. A.; Salimullah, M.; Murtaza, G. [Department of Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan and Salam Chair in Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan and Salam Chair in Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Salam Chair in Physics, Government College University, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)
2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic Alfven waves with finite Larmor radius effects have been examined rigorously in a uniform dusty plasma in the presence of an external/ambient magnetic field. Two-potential theory has been applied for these electromagnetic waves and the dispersion relation is derived which shows a cutoff frequency at the dust-lower-hybrid frequency due to the hybrid motion of magnetized ions and cold and unmagnetized dust dynamics. The dust charge fluctuation effect was analyzed for finding the damping of the electromagnetic kinetic Alfven waves, which arises on account of the electrostatic parallel component of the waves. The dust charge fluctuation damping is seen to be contributed dominantly by the perpendicular motion of electrons and ions in the dusty magnetoplasma.
Medicinal Chemistry and Enzyme Kinetics
Truhlar, Donald G
Prof. Donald G. Truhlar, Department of Chemistry, February 2007 Recent Results ·Novel analytic functionMedicinal Chemistry and Enzyme Kinetics Elizabeth Amin and C. R. Wagner, Medicinal Chemistry Jiali Gao, Chemistry Don Truhlar, Chemistry February 2007 #12;Zn Metalloprotein Force Field Design ·Zn
Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion...
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Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling & experimental testing Salvador Aceves, Daniel Flowers, Bill Pitz, Charlie Westbrook, Emma Silke,...
On the motion and collisions of rigid bodies in an ideal fluid
Boyer, Edmond
with the free motion of rigid bodies in an incompressible, inviscid and irrotational fluid flow in R3 . We diffeomorphism P from QP onto a neighborhood of P (i.e. (QP, P) is a local chart of P). We call the elements Q that there exists a 6n × 6n symmetric matrix [K(Q)], called the virtual mass matrix (or the kinetic energy metric
Photoinduced bimolecular electron transfer kinetics in small unilamellar vesicles
Choudhury, Sharmistha Dutta; Kumbhakar, Manoj; Nath, Sukhendu; Pal, Haridas [Radiation and Photochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085 (India)
2007-11-21T23:59:59.000Z
Photoinduced electron transfer (ET) from N,N-dimethylaniline to some coumarin derivatives has been studied in small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs) of the phospholipid, DL-{alpha}-dimyristoyl-phosphatidylcholine, using steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence quenching, both below and above the phase transition temperature of the vesicles. The primary interest was to examine whether Marcus inversion [H. Sumi and R. A. Marcus, J. Chem. Phys. 84, 4894 (1986)] could be observed for the present ET systems in these organized assemblies. The influence of the topology of SUVs on the photophysical properties of the reactants and consequently on their ET kinetics has also been investigated. Absorption and fluorescence spectral data of the coumarins in SUVs and the variation of their fluorescence decays with temperature indicate that the dyes are localized in the bilayer of the SUVs. Time-resolved area normalized emission spectra analysis, however, reveals that the dyes are distributed in two different microenvironments in the SUVs, which we attribute to the two leaflets of the bilayer, one toward bulk water and the other toward the inner water pool. The microenvironments in the two leaflets are, however, not indicated to be that significantly different. Time-resolved anisotropy decays were biexponential for all the dyes in SUVs, and this has been interpreted in terms of the compound motion model according to which the dye molecules can experience a fast wobbling-in-cone type of motion as well as a slow overall rotating motion of the cone containing the molecule. The expected bimolecular diffusion-controlled rates in SUVs, as estimated by comparing the microviscosities in SUVs (determined from rotational correlation times) and that in acetonitrile solution, are much slower than the observed fluorescence quenching rates, suggesting that reactant diffusion (translational) does not play any role in the quenching kinetics in the present systems. Accordingly, clear inversions are observed in the correlation of the fluorescence quenching rate constants k{sub q} with the free energy change, {delta}G{sup 0} of the reactions. However, the coumarin dyes, C152 and C481 (cf. Scheme 1), show unusually high k{sub q} values and high activation barriers, which is not expected from Marcus ET theory. This unusual behavior is explained on the basis of participation of the twisted intramolecular charge transfer states of these two dyes in the ET kinetics.
Estimating The Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon...
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Estimating The Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Degradation. Estimating The Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Degradation. Abstract: Many...
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Information Systems-- Animations Artificial, augmented, and virtual realities Keywords: Human Motions performing various interactions in VE. Animating virtual humans to perform these tasks involves taking manyCan We Distinguish Biological Motions of Virtual Humans? Perceptual Study With Captured Motions
1 Introduction Synthetic motion capture
Terzopoulos, Demetri
animation of animals in virtual worlds, but at significant computational cost. Syn- thetic motion capture). Lifelike virtual animals naturally beckon active in- volvement, and one feels compelled to interact also form the basis of Miller's snakes and worms (Miller 1988), the virtual humans of Hodgins et al
Early History & Fiction! Orbital Motion!
Stengel, Robert F.
://www.princeton.edu/~stengel/FRS.html! Decades of the Great Dreams" From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne" Equations of Motion" Momentum and Energy" " 1! Rockets, Missiles, and Men in Space, Ch 2! Round the Moon, excerpts! Understanding Space, Ch Passion. 1746: PRINCETON IS FOUNDED! 18th-19th cent Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749- 1827): Solar system
Ultrahigh performance three-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic kinetic plasma simulation
Bowers, K. J.; Albright, B. J.; Yin, L.; Bergen, B.; Kwan, T. J. T. [Plasma Theory and Applications (X-1-PTA), Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS F699, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The algorithms, implementation details, and applications of VPIC, a state-of-the-art first principles 3D electromagnetic relativistic kinetic particle-in-cell code, are discussed. Unlike most codes, VPIC is designed to minimize data motion, as, due to physical limitations (including the speed of light{exclamation_point}), moving data between and even within modern microprocessors is more time consuming than performing computations. As a result, VPIC has achieved unprecedented levels of performance. For example, VPIC can perform {approx}0.17 billion cold particles pushed and charge conserving accumulated per second per processor on IBM's Cell microprocessor--equivalent to sustaining Los Alamos's planned Roadrunner supercomputer at {approx}0.56 petaflop (quadrillion floating point operations per second). VPIC has enabled previously intractable simulations in numerous areas of plasma physics, including magnetic reconnection and laser plasma interactions; next generation supercomputers like Roadrunner will enable further advances.
A Smart Assistant for Shooting Virtual Cinematography with Motion-Tracked Cameras
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
A Smart Assistant for Shooting Virtual Cinematography with Motion-Tracked Cameras Christophe Lino This demonstration shows how an automated assistant en- coded with knowledge of cinematography practice can offer, called Director's Lens, uses an intelligent cinematography engine to compute, at the request
Generalized Sampling-Based Feedback Motion Planners
Kumar, Sandip
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
The motion planning problem can be formulated as a Markov decision process (MDP), if the uncertainties in the robot motion and environments can be modeled probabilistically. The complexity of solving these MDPs grow exponentially as the dimension...
Topology-based character motion synthesis
Ho, Shu Lim
2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis tackles the problem of automatically synthesizing motions of close-character interactions which appear in animations of wrestling and dancing. Designing such motions is a daunting task even for experienced ...
Automatic Head Motion Prediction from Speech Data
Hofer, Gregor; Shimodaira, Hiroshi
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we present a novel approach to generate a sequence of head motion units given some speech. The modelling approach is based on the notion that head motion can be divided into a number of short homogeneous ...
Experimental wave effect on vertical relative motion
Padmanabhan, Rajith
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
Ship motions are influenced by the sea state. Conventionally the responses are calculated in the frequency domain. This method, however, is valid only for narrow band spectra. As the seaway becomes more nonlinear, the ship motions cannot be readily...
Generalized Sampling-Based Feedback Motion Planners
Kumar, Sandip
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
The motion planning problem can be formulated as a Markov decision process (MDP), if the uncertainties in the robot motion and environments can be modeled probabilistically. The complexity of solving these MDPs grow exponentially as the dimension...
Metrics for sampling-based motion planning
Morales Aguirre, Marco Antonio
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A motion planner finds a sequence of potential motions for a robot to transit from an initial to a goal state. To deal with the intractability of this problem, a class of methods known as sampling-based planners build ...
Kinetic Modeling of Microbiological Processes
Liu, Chongxuan; Fang, Yilin
2012-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic description of microbiological processes is vital for the design and control of microbe-based biotechnologies such as waste water treatment, petroleum oil recovery, and contaminant attenuation and remediation. Various models have been proposed to describe microbiological processes. This editorial article discusses the advantages and limiation of these modeling approaches in cluding tranditional, Monod-type models and derivatives, and recently developed constraint-based approaches. The article also offers the future direction of modeling researches that best suit for petroleum and environmental biotechnologies.
Kinetic neoclassical transport in the H-mode pedestal
Battaglia, D. J.; Chang, C. S.; Ku, S.; Grierson, B. A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States); Burrell, K. H.; Grassie, J. S. de [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)
2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
Multi-species kinetic neoclassical transport through the QH-mode pedestal and scrape-off layer on DIII-D is calculated using XGC0, a 5D full-f particle-in-cell drift-kinetic solver with self-consistent neutral recycling and sheath potentials. Quantitative agreement between the flux-driven simulation and the experimental electron density, impurity density, and orthogonal measurements of impurity temperature and flow profiles is achieved by adding random-walk particle diffusion to the guiding-center drift motion. The radial electric field (E{sub r}) that maintains ambipolar transport across flux surfaces and to the wall is computed self-consistently on closed and open magnetic field lines and is in excellent agreement with experiment. The E{sub r} inside the separatrix is the unique solution that balances the outward flux of thermal tail deuterium ions against the outward neoclassical electron flux and inward pinch of impurity and colder deuterium ions. Particle transport in the pedestal is primarily due to anomalous transport, while the ion heat and momentum transport are primarily due to the neoclassical transport. The full-f treatment quantifies the non-Maxwellian energy distributions that describe a number of experimental observations in low-collisionallity pedestals on DIII-D, including intrinsic co-I{sub p} parallel flows in the pedestal, ion temperature anisotropy, and large impurity temperatures in the scrape-off layer.
Classical kinetic energy, quantum fluctuation terms and kinetic-energy functionals
I. P. Hamilton; Ricardo A. Mosna; L. Delle Site
2007-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
We employ a recently formulated dequantization procedure to obtain an exact expression for the kinetic energy which is applicable to all kinetic-energy functionals. We express the kinetic energy of an N-electron system as the sum of an N-electron classical kinetic energy and an N-electron purely quantum kinetic energy arising from the quantum fluctuations that turn the classical momentum into the quantum momentum. This leads to an interesting analogy with Nelson's stochastic approach to quantum mechanics, which we use to conceptually clarify the physical nature of part of the kinetic-energy functional in terms of statistical fluctuations and in direct correspondence with Fisher Information Theory. We show that the N-electron purely quantum kinetic energy can be written as the sum of the (one-electron) Weizsacker term and an (N-1)-electron kinetic correlation term. We further show that the Weizsacker term results from local fluctuations while the kinetic correlation term results from the nonlocal fluctuations. For one-electron orbitals (where kinetic correlation is neglected) we obtain an exact (albeit impractical) expression for the noninteracting kinetic energy as the sum of the classical kinetic energy and the Weizsacker term. The classical kinetic energy is seen to be explicitly dependent on the electron phase and this has implications for the development of accurate orbital-free kinetic-energy functionals. Also, there is a direct connection between the classical kinetic energy and the angular momentum and, across a row of the periodic table, the classical kinetic energy component of the noninteracting kinetic energy generally increases as Z increases.
Energy Conservation Equations of Motion
Vinokurov, Nikolay A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A conventional derivation of motion equations in mechanics and field equations in field theory is based on the principle of least action with a proper Lagrangian. With a time-independent Lagrangian, a function of coordinates and velocities that is called energy is constant. This paper presents an alternative approach, namely derivation of a general form of equations of motion that keep the system energy, expressed as a function of generalized coordinates and corresponding velocities, constant. These are Lagrange equations with addition of gyroscopic forces. The important fact, that the energy is defined as the function on the tangent bundle of configuration manifold, is used explicitly for the derivation. The Lagrangian is derived from a known energy function. A development of generalized Hamilton and Lagrange equations without the use of variational principles is proposed. The use of new technique is applied to derivation of some equations.
Ground motion input in seismic evaluation studies
Sewell, R.T.; Wu, S.C.
1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report documents research pertaining to conservatism and variability in seismic risk estimates. Specifically, it examines whether or not artificial motions produce unrealistic evaluation demands, i.e., demands significantly inconsistent with those expected from real earthquake motions. To study these issues, two types of artificial motions are considered: (a) motions with smooth response spectra, and (b) motions with realistic variations in spectral amplitude across vibration frequency. For both types of artificial motion, time histories are generated to match target spectral shapes. For comparison, empirical motions representative of those that might result from strong earthquakes in the Eastern U.S. are also considered. The study findings suggest that artificial motions resulting from typical simulation approaches (aimed at matching a given target spectrum) are generally adequate and appropriate in representing the peak-response demands that may be induced in linear structures and equipment responding to real earthquake motions. Also, given similar input Fourier energies at high-frequencies, levels of input Fourier energy at low frequencies observed for artificial motions are substantially similar to those levels noted in real earthquake motions. In addition, the study reveals specific problems resulting from the application of Western U.S. type motions for seismic evaluation of Eastern U.S. nuclear power plants.
Simple Harmonic Motion and Newton's 3rd
Yu, Jaehoon
Simple Harmonic Motion and Newton's 3rd Law Theory Simple Harmonic Motion is not as simpleperiod where m is the mass of the object in kilograms and k is the spring constant. Newton's 3rd Law Newton's 3rd Law using two Force sensors. Procedure: Simple Harmonic Motion Getting the data 1. Open
Flow and Plate Motion in Compressor Valves
Twente, Universiteit
Flow and Plate Motion in Compressor Valves #12;Flow and Plate Motion in Compressor Valves R.A. Habing Cover Image: 4-stage reciprocating compressor system, Courtesy of Ariel Corporation Thesis.A. Habing, Enschede, The Netherlands #12;FLOW AND PLATE MOTION IN COMPRESSOR VALVES PROEFSCHRIFT ter
Relativistic Motion with Superconducting Qubits
Felicetti, S; Fuentes, I; Lamata, L; Romero, G; Solano, E
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show how the dynamical modulation of the qubit-field coupling strength in a circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture mimics the motion of the qubit at relativistic speeds. This allows us to propose a realistic experiment to detect microwave photons coming from simulated acceleration radiation. Moreover, by combining this technique with the dynamical Casimir physics, we enhance the toolbox for studying relativistic phenomena in quantum field theory with superconducting circuits.
The Fractional Kinetic Equation and Thermonuclear Functions
H. J. Haubold; A. M. Mathai
2000-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
The paper discusses the solution of a simple kinetic equation of the type used for the computation of the change of the chemical composition in stars like the Sun. Starting from the standard form of the kinetic equation it is generalized to a fractional kinetic equation and its solutions in terms of H-functions are obtained. The role of thermonuclear functions, which are also represented in terms of G- and H-functions, in such a fractional kinetic equation is emphasized. Results contained in this paper are related to recent investigations of possible astrophysical solutions of the solar neutrino problem.
Tracer diffusion at low temperature in kinetically constrained models
Oriane Blondel
2015-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We describe the motion of a tracer in an environment given by a kinetically constrained spin model (KCSM) at equilibrium. We check convergence of its trajectory properly rescaled to a Brownian motion and positivity of the diffusion coefficient $D$ as soon as the spectral gap of the environment is positive (which coincides with the ergodicity region under general conditions). Then we study the asymptotic behavior of $D$ when the density $1-q$ of the environment goes to $1$ in two classes of KCSM. For noncooperative models, the diffusion coefficient $D$ scales like a power of $q$, with an exponent that we compute explicitly. In the case of the Fredrickson-Andersen one-spin facilitated model, this proves a prediction made in Jung, Garrahan and Chandler [Phys. Rev. E 69 (2004) 061205]. For the East model, instead we prove that the diffusion coefficient is comparable to the spectral gap, which goes to zero faster than any power of $q$. This result contradicts the prediction of physicists (Jung, Garrahan and Chandler [Phys. Rev. E 69 (2004) 061205; J. Chem. Phys. 123 (2005) 084509]), based on numerical simulations, that suggested $D\\sim \\operatorname {gap}^{\\xi}$ with $\\xi<1$.
Combustion kinetics and reaction pathways
Klemm, R.B.; Sutherland, J.W. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This project is focused on the fundamental chemistry of combustion. The overall objectives are to determine rate constants for elementary reactions and to elucidate the pathways of multichannel reactions. A multitechnique approach that features three independent experiments provides unique capabilities in performing reliable kinetic measurements over an exceptionally wide range in temperature, 300 to 2500 K. Recent kinetic work has focused on experimental studies and theoretical calculations of the methane dissociation system (CH{sub 4} + Ar {yields} CH{sub 3} + H + Ar and H + CH{sub 4} {yields} CH{sub 3} + H{sub 2}). Additionally, a discharge flow-photoionization mass spectrometer (DF-PIMS) experiment is used to determine branching fractions for multichannel reactions and to measure ionization thresholds of free radicals. Thus, these photoionization experiments generate data that are relevant to both reaction pathways studies (reaction dynamics) and fundamental thermochemical research. Two distinct advantages of performing PIMS with high intensity, tunable vacuum ultraviolet light at the National Synchrotron Light Source are high detection sensitivity and exceptional selectivity in monitoring radical species.
Absolute Motion and Gravitational Effects
Cahill, R T
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The new Process Physics provides a new explanation of space as a quantum foam system in which gravity is an inhomogeneous flow of the quantum foam into matter. An analysis of various experiments demonstrates that absolute motion relative to space has been observed experimentally by Michelson and Morley, Miller, Illingworth, Torr and Kolen, and by DeWitte. The Dayton Miller and Roland DeWitte data also reveal the in-flow of space into matter which manifests as gravity. The in-flow also manifests turbulence and the experimental data confirms this as well, which amounts to the observation of a gravitational wave phenomena. The Einstein assumptions leading to the Special and General Theory of Relativity are shown to be falsified by the extensive experimental data. Contrary to the Einstein assumptions absolute motion is consistent with relativistic effects, which are caused by actual dynamical effects of absolute motion through the quantum foam, so that it is Lorentzian relativity that is seen to be essentially co...
Absolute Motion and Gravitational Effects
Reginald T Cahill
2003-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
The new Process Physics provides a new explanation of space as a quantum foam system in which gravity is an inhomogeneous flow of the quantum foam into matter. An analysis of various experiments demonstrates that absolute motion relative to space has been observed experimentally by Michelson and Morley, Miller, Illingworth, Torr and Kolen, and by DeWitte. The Dayton Miller and Roland DeWitte data also reveal the in-flow of space into matter which manifests as gravity. The in-flow also manifests turbulence and the experimental data confirms this as well, which amounts to the observation of a gravitational wave phenomena. The Einstein assumptions leading to the Special and General Theory of Relativity are shown to be falsified by the extensive experimental data. Contrary to the Einstein assumptions absolute motion is consistent with relativistic effects, which are caused by actual dynamical effects of absolute motion through the quantum foam, so that it is Lorentzian relativity that is seen to be essentially correct.
Li, Ruijiang; Jia, Xun; Zhao, Tianyu; Lamb, James; Yang, Deshan; Low, Daniel A; Jiang, Steve B
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Organ motion induced by respiration may cause clinically significant targeting errors and greatly degrade the effectiveness of conformal radiotherapy. It is therefore crucial to be able to model respiratory motion accurately. A recently proposed lung motion model based on principal component analysis (PCA) has been shown to be promising on a few patients. However, there is still a need to understand the underlying reason why it works. In this paper, we present a much deeper and detailed analysis of the PCA-based lung motion model. We provide the theoretical justification of the effectiveness of PCA in modeling lung motion. We also prove that under certain conditions, the PCA motion model is equivalent to 5D motion model, which is based on physiology and anatomy of the lung. The modeling power of PCA model was tested on clinical data and the average 3D error was found to be below 1 mm.
The Excitation Energy Dependence of the Total Kinetic Energy Release in 235U(n,f)
R. Yanez; L. Yao; J. King; W. Loveland; F. Tovesson; N. Fotiades
2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z
The total kinetic energy release in the neutron induced fission of $^{235}$U was measured (using white spectrum neutrons from LANSCE) for neutron energies from E$_{n}$ = 3.2 to 50 MeV. In this energy range the average post-neutron total kinetic energy release drops from 167.4 $\\pm$ 0.7 to 162.1 $\\pm$ 0.8 MeV, exhibiting a local dip near the second chance fission threshold. The values and the slope of the TKE vs. E$_{n}$ agree with previous measurements but do disagree (in magnitude) with systematics. The variances of the TKE distributions are larger than expected and apart from structure near the second chance fission threshold, are invariant for the neutron energy range from 11 to 50 MeV. We also report the dependence of the total excitation energy in fission, TXE, on neutron energy.
Chemical kinetics and oil shale process design
Burnham, A.K.
1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Oil shale processes are reviewed with the goal of showing how chemical kinetics influences the design and operation of different processes for different types of oil shale. Reaction kinetics are presented for organic pyrolysis, carbon combustion, carbonate decomposition, and sulfur and nitrogen reactions.
Kinetic advantage of controlled intermediate nuclear fusion
Guo Xiaoming [Physics and Computer Science Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5 (Canada)
2012-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
The dominated process of controlled fusion is to let nuclei gain enough kinetic energy to overcome Coulomb barrier. As a result, a fusion scheme can consider two factors in its design: to increase kinetic energy of nuclei and to alter the Coulomb barrier. Cold Fusion and Hot fusion are all one-factor schemes while Intermediate Fusion is a twofactors scheme. This made CINF kinetically superior. Cold Fusion reduces deuteron-deuteron distance, addressing Coulomb barrier, and Hot Fusion heat up plasma into extreme high temperature, addressing kinetic energy. Without enough kinetic energy made Cold Fusion skeptical. Extreme high temperature made Hot Fusion very difficult to engineer. Because CIFN addresses both factors, CIFN is a more promising technique to be industrialized.
Liouville Brownian motion at criticality
Rémi Rhodes; Vincent Vargas
2015-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we construct the Brownian motion of Liouville Quantum Gravity with central charge $c=1$ (more precisely we restrict to the corresponding free field theory). Liouville quantum gravity with $c=1$ corresponds to two-dimensional string theory and is the conjectural scaling limit of large planar maps weighted with a $O(n=2)$ loop model or a $Q=4$-state Potts model embedded in a two dimensional surface in a conformal manner. Following \\cite{GRV1}, we start by constructing the critical LBM from one fixed point $x\\in\\mathbb{R}^2$ (or $x\\in\\S^2$), which amounts to changing the speed of a standard planar Brownian motion depending on the local behaviour of the critical Liouville measure $M'(dx)=-X(x)e^{2X(x)}\\,dx$ (where $X$ is a Gaussian Free Field, say on $\\mathbb{S}^2$). Extending this construction simultaneously to all points in $\\mathbb{R}^2$ requires a fine analysis of the potential properties of the measure $M'$. This allows us to construct a strong Markov process with continuous sample paths living on the support of $M'$, namely a dense set of Hausdorff dimension $0$. We finally construct the associated Liouville semigroup, resolvent, Green function, heat kernel and Dirichlet form. In passing, we extend to quite a general setting the construction of the critical Gaussian multiplicative chaos that was initiated in \\cite{Rnew7,Rnew12} and also establish new capacity estimates for the critical Gaussian multiplicative chaos.
Fuentes, Oscar Velasco
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the motion of a single helical vortex in an unbounded, inviscid, incompressible fluid. The vortex is an infinite tube whose centerline is a helix and whose cross section is a circle of small radius (compared to the radius of curvature) where the vorticity is uniform and parallel to the centerline. Ever since Joukowsky (1912) deduced that this vortex translates and rotates steadily without change of form, numerous attempts have been made to compute these self-induced velocities. Here we use Hardin's (1982) solution for the velocity field to find new expressions for the vortex's linear and angular velocities. Our results, verified by numerically computing the Helmholtz integral and the Rosenhead-Moore approximation to the Biot-Savart law, are more accurate than previous results over the whole range of values of the vortex pitch and cross-section. We then use the new formulas to study the advection of passive particles near the vortex; we find that the vortex's motion and capacity to transport fluid dep...
Design and operating characteristics of a transient kinetic analysis...
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operating characteristics of a transient kinetic analysis catalysis reactor system employing in situ transmission Design and operating characteristics of a transient kinetic...
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Global kinetics for a commercial diesel oxidation catalyst with...
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Model simplification of chemical kinetic systems under uncertainty
Coles, Thomas Michael Kyte
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis investigates the impact of uncertainty on the reduction and simplification of chemical kinetics mechanisms. Chemical kinetics simulations of complex fuels are very computationally expensive, especially when ...
Improving Combustion Software to Solve Detailed Chemical Kinetics...
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Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation. Structure, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation. Abstract: Molecular simulation techniques...
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Stochastic Ion Heating at the Magnetopause due to Kinetic Alfven Waves
Jay R. Johnson; C.Z. Cheng
2001-08-10T23:59:59.000Z
The magnetopause and boundary layer are typically characterized by large amplitude transverse wave activity with frequency below the ion cyclotron frequency. The signatures of the transverse waves suggest that they are kinetic Alfven waves with wavelength on the order of the ion gyroradius. We investigate ion motion in the presence of large amplitude kinetic Alfven waves with wavelength the order of rho(subscript ''i'') and demonstrate that for sufficiently large wave amplitude (delta B(subscript ''perpendicular'')/B(subscript ''0'') > 0.05) the particle orbits become stochastic. As a result, low energy particles in the core of the ion distribution can migrate to higher energy through the stochastic sea leading to an increase in T(subscript ''perpendicular'') and a broadening of the distribution. This process can explain transverse ion energization and formation of conics which have been observed in the low-latitude boundary layer.
Non-equilibrium statistical field theory for classical particles: Basic kinetic theory
Viermann, Celia; Kozlikin, Elena; Lilow, Robert; Bartelmann, Matthias
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recently Mazenko and Das and Mazenko introduced a non-equilibrium field theoretical approach to describe the statistical properties of a classical particle ensemble starting from the microscopic equations of motion of each individual particle. We use this theory to investigate the transition from those microscopic degrees of freedom to the evolution equations of the macroscopic observables of the ensemble. For the free theory, we recover the continuity and Jeans equations of a collisionless gas. For a theory containing two-particle interactions in a canonical perturbation series, we find the macroscopic evolution equations to be described by the Born-Bogoliubov-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon hierarchy (BBGKY hierarchy) with a truncation criterion depending on the order in perturbation theory. This establishes a direct link between the classical and the field-theoretical approaches to kinetic theory that might serve as a starting point to investigate kinetic theory beyond the classical limits.
Modeling of Reactor Kinetics and Dynamics
Matthew Johnson; Scott Lucas; Pavel Tsvetkov
2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
In order to model a full fuel cycle in a nuclear reactor, it is necessary to simulate the short time-scale kinetic behavior of the reactor as well as the long time-scale dynamics that occur with fuel burnup. The former is modeled using the point kinetics equations, while the latter is modeled by coupling fuel burnup equations with the kinetics equations. When the equations are solved simultaneously with a nonlinear equation solver, the end result is a code with the unique capability of modeling transients at any time during a fuel cycle.
Computing Vortex Sheet Motion Robert Krasny
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Computing Vortex Sheet Motion Robert Krasny Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann;1574 Robert Krasny with respect to the time variable and obtained results consistent with Moore
Kinetic limits of dynamical systems
Jens Marklof
2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z
Since the pioneering work of Maxwell and Boltzmann in the 1860s and 1870s, a major challenge in mathematical physics has been the derivation of macroscopic evolution equations from the fundamental microscopic laws of classical or quantum mechanics. Macroscopic transport equations lie at the heart of many important physical theories, including fluid dynamics, condensed matter theory and nuclear physics. The rigorous derivation of macroscopic transport equations is thus not only a conceptual exercise that establishes their consistency with the fundamental laws of physics: the possibility of finding deviations and corrections to classical evolution equations makes this subject both intellectually exciting and relevant in practical applications. The plan of these lectures is to develop a renormalisation technique that will allow us to derive transport equations for the kinetic limits of two classes of simple dynamical systems, the Lorentz gas and kicked Hamiltonians (or linked twist maps). The technique uses the ergodic theory of flows on homogeneous spaces (homogeneous flows for short), and is based on joint work with Andreas Str\\"ombergsson.
Kinetics of Anionic Surfactant Anoxic Degradation
Camacho, Julianna G.
2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
The biodegradation kinetics of Geropon TC-42 (trademark) by an acclimated culture was investigated in anoxic batch reactors to determine biokinetic coefficients to be implemented in two biofilm mathematical models. Geropon TC-42 (trademark...
Mechanistic studies using kinetic isotope effects
Schulmeier, Brian E.
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Understanding reaction mechanisms is an important aspect of chemistry. A now convenient way to study reaction mechanisms is kinetic isotope effects at natural abundance. This technique circumvents the cumbersome methods of traditional isotope effect...
Nonlinear response theory in chemical kinetics
Kryvohuz, M; Mukamel, S
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
?D(t) are D 0 (t) = (1) Chemical reactions, N h i ( x , t) iOF NONLINEAR RESPONSE THEORY TO CHEMICAL KINETICS Equation (non- linear responses of chemical systems to perturbations
Kinetic vs. energetic discrimination in biological copying
Pablo Sartori; Simone Pigolotti
2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
We study stochastic copying schemes in which discrimination between a right and a wrong match is achieved via different kinetic barriers or different binding energies of the two matches. We demonstrate that, in single-step reactions, the two discrimination mechanisms are strictly alternative and can not be mixed to further reduce the error fraction. Close to the lowest error limit, kinetic discrimination results in a diverging copying velocity and dissipation per copied bit. On the opposite, energetic discrimination reaches its lowest error limit in an adiabatic regime where dissipation and velocity vanish. By analyzing experimentally measured kinetic rates of two DNA polymerases, T7 and Pol{\\gamma}, we argue that one of them operates in the kinetic and the other in the energetic regime. Finally, we show how the two mechanisms can be combined in copying schemes implementing error correction through a proofreading pathway
Time integration methods for reactor kinetics
Nóbrega, José de Anchieta Wanderley da
A technique based on the Padé approximations is applied to the solution of the point kinetics equations. The method consists of treating explicitly the roots of the inhour formula which would make the Padé approximations ...
Kinetic decoupling of WIMPs: analytic expressions
Visinelli, Luca
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a general expression for the values of the average kinetic energy and of the temperature of kinetic decoupling of a WIMP, valid for any cosmological model. We show an example of the usage of our solution when the Hubble rate has a power-law dependence on temperature, and we show results for the specific cases of kination cosmology and low- temperature reheating cosmology.
Pak, A., E-mail: pak5@llnl.gov; Field, J. E.; Benedetti, L. R.; Caggiano, J.; Hatarik, R.; Izumi, N.; Khan, S. F.; Ma, T.; Spears, B. K.; Town, R. P. J.; Bradley, D. K. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Knauer, J. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)
2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
In an indirectly driven implosion, non-radial translational motion of the compressed fusion capsule is a signature of residual kinetic energy not coupled into the compressional heating of the target. A reduction in compression reduces the peak pressure and nuclear performance of the implosion. Measuring and reducing the residual motion of the implosion is therefore necessary to improve performance and isolate other effects that degrade performance. Using the gated x-ray diagnostic, the x-ray Bremsstrahlung emission from the compressed capsule is spatially and temporally resolved at x-ray energies of >8.7 keV, allowing for measurements of the residual velocity. Here details of the x-ray velocity measurement and fitting routine will be discussed and measurements will be compared to the velocities inferred from the neutron time of flight detectors.
An Architecture for Motion Capture Animation
de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique
An Architecture for Motion Capture Animation Fernando Wagner da Silva Luiz Velho Jonas Gomes Paulo System's Architecture q Conclusions q Future work / Work in progress General Outline #12;q Motion systems Our Motivation #12;q MoCap as main animation tool q Modular architecture (Input, Processing
Metrics for sampling-based motion planning
Morales Aguirre, Marco Antonio
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A motion planner finds a sequence of potential motions for a robot to transit from an initial to a goal state. To deal with the intractability of this problem, a class of methods known as sampling-based planners build approximate representations...
Electromagnetic Radiation and Motion of Real Particle
Jozef Klacka
2001-06-21T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistically covariant equation of motion for real dust particle under the action of electromagnetic radiation is derived. The particle is neutral in charge. Equation of motion is expressed in terms of particle's optical properties, standardly used in optics for stationary particles.
Learning Dynamic Arm Motions for Postural Recovery
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Learning Dynamic Arm Motions for Postural Recovery Scott Kuindersma, Roderic Grupen, Andrew Barto}@cs.umass.edu Abstract--The biomechanics community has recently made progress toward understanding the role of rapid arm of arm recovery motions in humans and experimentally demonstrate advantages of this behavior
Robot Motion Planning with Uncertainty The Challenge
Whitton, Mary C.
Roadmap (SMR), a new motion planning framework that explicitly considers uncertainty in robot motion approach. Our framework builds on the highly successful approach used in Probabilistic Roadmaps (PRMs of discrete states is selected in the state space, and a roadmap is built that represents their collision
Appendix E: Software Video Analysis of Motion
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E - 1 Appendix E: Software Video Analysis of Motion Analyzing pictures (movies or videos using a computer and data acquisition software. This appendix will guide a person somewhat familiar: SOFTWARE E - 2 Using video to analyze motion is a two-step process. The first step is recording a video
Robot Motion Planning with Uncertainty The Challenge
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to address this problem. One of them, the Stochastic Motion Roadmap (SMR), is a new motion planning framework in Probabilistic Roadmaps (PRMs): a learning phase followed by a query phase. During the learning phase, a random (or quasi-random) sample of discrete states is selected in the state space, and a roadmap is built
VISIBILITYBASED PROBABILISTIC ROADMAPS FOR MOTION PLANNING
Cortés, Juan
VISIBILITYBASED PROBABILISTIC ROADMAPS FOR MOTION PLANNING T. Sim'eon, JP. Laumond, and C a variant of Probabilistic Roadmap Methods (PRM) that recently appeared as a promising approach to motion to produce small roadmaps, called visibility roadmaps. Our algorithm integrates an original termination
Roadmapbased Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments
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Roadmapbased Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments Jur P. van den Berg Mark H. Overmars.cs.uu.nl #12; Roadmapbased Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments Jur P. van den Berg Mark H. Overmars April obstacles. We propose a practical algorithm based on a roadmap that is created for the static part
DEFENDANTS' SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM RE: MOTIONS TO
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DEFENDANTS' SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM RE: MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS AND DISMISS - 1 - Richard D. Wall. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: CR-05-180-7-LRS DEFENDANTS' SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM RE: MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS AND DISMISS ) Defendants jointly submit the following supplemental memorandum of points and authorities re: Defendants
Computing realizations of reaction kinetic networks with given properties
Gorban, Alexander N.
chemical reactions, reaction kinetic systems are the main building blocks of highly interconnected´avid Csercsik, Katalin M. Hangos Process Control Research Group, Computer and Automation Research Institute}@scl.sztaki.hu Keywords: Applications: (bio)chemical kinetics, reaction kinetic systems, mass action kinet- ics
Seismic switch for strong motion measurement
Harben, Philip E. (Oakley, CA); Rodgers, Peter W. (Santa Barbara, CA); Ewert, Daniel W. (Patterson, CA)
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A seismic switching device that has an input signal from an existing microseismic station seismometer and a signal from a strong motion measuring instrument. The seismic switch monitors the signal level of the strong motion instrument and passes the seismometer signal to the station data telemetry and recording systems. When the strong motion instrument signal level exceeds a user set threshold level, the seismometer signal is switched out and the strong motion signal is passed to the telemetry system. The amount of time the strong motion signal is passed before switching back to the seismometer signal is user controlled between 1 and 15 seconds. If the threshold level is exceeded during a switch time period, the length of time is extended from that instant by one user set time period.
Seismic switch for strong motion measurement
Harben, P.E.; Rodgers, P.W.; Ewert, D.W.
1995-05-30T23:59:59.000Z
A seismic switching device is described that has an input signal from an existing microseismic station seismometer and a signal from a strong motion measuring instrument. The seismic switch monitors the signal level of the strong motion instrument and passes the seismometer signal to the station data telemetry and recording systems. When the strong motion instrument signal level exceeds a user set threshold level, the seismometer signal is switched out and the strong motion signal is passed to the telemetry system. The amount of time the strong motion signal is passed before switching back to the seismometer signal is user controlled between 1 and 15 seconds. If the threshold level is exceeded during a switch time period, the length of time is extended from that instant by one user set time period. 11 figs.
A Mobile Motion Analysis System Using Intertial Sensors for Analysis of Lower Limb Prosthetics
Mueller, John Kyle P [ORNL] [ORNL; Ericson, Milton Nance [ORNL] [ORNL; Farquhar, Ethan [ORNL] [ORNL; Lind, Randall F [ORNL] [ORNL; Evans III, Boyd Mccutchen [ORNL] [ORNL
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Soldiers returning from the global war on terror requiring lower leg prosthetics generally have different concerns and requirements than the typical lower leg amputee. These subjects are usually young, wish to remain active and often desire to return to active military duty. As such, they demand higher performance from their prosthetics, but are at risk for chronic injury and joint conditions in their unaffected limb. Motion analysis is a valuable tool in assessing the performance of new and existing prosthetic technologies as well as the methods in fitting these devices to both maximize performance and minimize risk of injury for the individual soldier. We are developing a mobile, low-cost motion analysis system using inertial measurement units (IMUs) and two custom force sensors that detect ground reaction forces and moments on both the unaffected limb and prosthesis. IMUs were tested on a robot programmed to simulate human gait motion. An algorithm which uses a kinematic model of the robot and an extended Kalman filter (EKF) was used to convert the rates and accelerations from the gyro and accelerometer into joint angles. Compared to encoder data from the robot, which was considered the ground truth in this experiment, the inertial measurement system had a RMSE of <1.0 degree. Collecting kinematic and kinetic data without the restrictions and expense of a motion analysis lab could help researchers, designers and prosthetists advance prosthesis technology and customize devices for individuals. Ultimately, these improvements will result in better prosthetic performance for the military population.
Resonance Van Hove Singularities in Wave Kinetics
Yi-Kang Shi; Gregory Eyink
2015-07-29T23:59:59.000Z
Wave kinetic theory has been developed to describe the statistical dynamics of weakly nonlinear, dispersive waves. However, we show that systems which are generally dispersive can have resonant sets of wave modes with identical group velocities, leading to a local breakdown of dispersivity. This shows up as a geometric singularity of the resonant manifold and possibly as an infinite phase measure in the collision integral. Such singularities occur widely for classical wave systems, including acoustical waves, Rossby waves, helical waves in rotating fluids, light waves in nonlinear optics and also in quantum transport, e.g. kinetics of electron-hole excitations (matter waves) in graphene. These singularities are the exact analogue of the critical points found by Van Hove in 1953 for phonon dispersion relations in crystals. The importance of these singularities in wave kinetics depends on the dimension of phase space $D=(N-2)d$ ($d$ physical space dimension, $N$ the number of waves in resonance) and the degree of degeneracy $\\delta$ of the critical points. Following Van Hove, we show that non-degenerate singularities lead to finite phase measures for $D>2$ but produce divergences when $D\\leq 2$ and possible breakdown of wave kinetics if the collision integral itself becomes too large (or even infinite). Similar divergences and possible breakdown can occur for degenerate singularities, when $D-\\delta\\leq 2,$ as we find for several physical examples, including electron-hole kinetics in graphene. When the standard kinetic equation breaks down, then one must develop a new singular wave kinetics. We discuss approaches from pioneering 1971 work of Newell \\& Aucoin on multi-scale perturbation theory for acoustic waves and field-theoretic methods based on exact Schwinger-Dyson integral equations for the wave dynamics.
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Efficient Cost Measures for Motion Compensation at Low Bit Rates
Hoang, Dzung T.; Long, Philip M.; Vitter, Jeffrey Scott
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present and compare methods for choosing motion vectors for block-based motion-compensated video coding. The primary focus is on videophone and video- conferencing applications, where low bit rates are neces- sary, where motion is usually limited...
Noncommutative minisuperspace, gravity-driven acceleration and kinetic inflation
S. M. M. Rasouli; Paulo Vargas Moniz
2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we introduce a noncommutative version of the Brans-Dicke (BD) theory and obtain the Hamiltonian equations of motion for a spatially flat Friedmann--Lema\\^{\\i}tre--Robertson--Walker universe filled with a perfect fluid. We focus on the case where the scalar potential as well as the ordinary matter sector are absent. Then, we investigate gravity-driven acceleration and kinetic inflation in this noncommutative BD cosmology. In contrast to the commutative case, in which the scale factor and BD scalar field are in a power-law form, in the noncommutative case the power-law scalar factor is multiplied by a dynamical exponential warp factor. This warp factor depends on the noncommutative parameter as well as the momentum conjugate associated to the BD scalar field. We show that the BD scalar field and the scale factor effectively depend on the noncommutative parameter. For very small values of this parameter, we obtain an appropriate inflationary solution, which can overcome problems within BD standard cosmology in a more efficient manner. Furthermore, a graceful exit from an early acceleration epoch towards a decelerating radiation epoch is provided. For late times, due to the presence of the noncommutative parameter, we obtain a zero acceleration epoch, which can be interpreted as the coarse-grained explanation.
Chemical Kinetic Modeling of Advanced Transportation Fuels
PItz, W J; Westbrook, C K; Herbinet, O
2009-01-20T23:59:59.000Z
Development of detailed chemical kinetic models for advanced petroleum-based and nonpetroleum based fuels is a difficult challenge because of the hundreds to thousands of different components in these fuels and because some of these fuels contain components that have not been considered in the past. It is important to develop detailed chemical kinetic models for these fuels since the models can be put into engine simulation codes used for optimizing engine design for maximum efficiency and minimal pollutant emissions. For example, these chemistry-enabled engine codes can be used to optimize combustion chamber shape and fuel injection timing. They also allow insight into how the composition of advanced petroleum-based and non-petroleum based fuels affect engine performance characteristics. Additionally, chemical kinetic models can be used separately to interpret important in-cylinder experimental data and gain insight into advanced engine combustion processes such as HCCI and lean burn engines. The objectives are: (1) Develop detailed chemical kinetic reaction models for components of advanced petroleum-based and non-petroleum based fuels. These fuels models include components from vegetable-oil-derived biodiesel, oil-sand derived fuel, alcohol fuels and other advanced bio-based and alternative fuels. (2) Develop detailed chemical kinetic reaction models for mixtures of non-petroleum and petroleum-based components to represent real fuels and lead to efficient reduced combustion models needed for engine modeling codes. (3) Characterize the role of fuel composition on efficiency and pollutant emissions from practical automotive engines.
Slow motion responses of compliant offshore structures
Cao, Peimin
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
-HEAVE-PITCH MOTION ANALYSIS 3. 1 Mathematical Formulation . 3. 1. 1 Governing equation for surge-heave-pitch motions 3. 1. 2 Numerical scheme 3. 2 Comparisons of the JIP Spar . 3. 2. 1 Experimental set-up 3. 2. 2 Regular wave 3. 2. 3 Irregular wave 3. 2. 4... structural analyses. Courtesy of American Petroleum Institute. SDOF surge motion model of the JIP Spar. S?rge static offset test of the JIP Spar in the calm water. Surge RAOs of the JIP Spar: experiment ( ~ ); present ( ? ? ); and HOBEM ( ? - ? ). 14...
Ultra-wideband radar motion sensor
McEwan, T.E.
1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
A motion sensor is based on ultra-wideband (UWB) radar. UWB radar range is determined by a pulse-echo interval. For motion detection, the sensors operate by staring at a fixed range and then sensing any change in the averaged radar reflectivity at that range. A sampling gate is opened at a fixed delay after the emission of a transmit pulse. The resultant sampling gate output is averaged over repeated pulses. Changes in the averaged sampling gate output represent changes in the radar reflectivity at a particular range, and thus motion. 15 figs.
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Species Motion in Piezoelectrics: A Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering Study. Hydrogen Species Motion in Piezoelectrics: A Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering Study. Abstract: Hydrogen...
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Resonance Van Hove Singularities in Wave Kinetics
Shi, Yi-Kang
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Wave kinetic theory has been developed to describe the statistical dynamics of weakly nonlinear, dispersive waves. However, we show that systems which are generally dispersive can have resonant sets of wave modes with identical group velocities, leading to a local breakdown of dispersivity. This shows up as a geometric singularity of the resonant manifold and possibly as an infinite phase measure in the collision integral. Such singularities occur widely for classical wave systems, including acoustical waves, Rossby waves, helical waves in rotating fluids, light waves in nonlinear optics and also in quantum transport, e.g. kinetics of electron-hole excitations (matter waves) in graphene. These singularities are the exact analogue of the critical points found by Van Hove in 1953 for phonon dispersion relations in crystals. The importance of these singularities in wave kinetics depends on the dimension of phase space $D=(N-2)d$ ($d$ physical space dimension, $N$ the number of waves in resonance) and the degree ...
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
Pande, Vijay S
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a simple model of protein folding dynamics that captures key qualitative elements recently seen in all-atom simulations. The goals of this theory are to serve as a simple formalism for gaining deeper insight into the physical properties seen in detailed simulations as well as to serve as a model to easily compare why these simulations suggest a different kinetic mechanism than previous simple models. Specifically, we find that non-native contacts play a key role in determining the mechanism, which can shift dramatically as the energetic strength of non-native interactions is changed. For protein-like non-native interactions, our model finds that the native state is a kinetic hub, connecting the strength of relevant interactions directly to the nature of folding kinetics.
Neptunium Binding Kinetics with Arsenazo(III)
Leigh R. Martin; Aaron T. Johnson; Stephen P. Mezyk
2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document has been prepared to meet FCR&D level 2 milestone M2FT-14IN0304021, “Report on the results of actinide binding kinetics with aqueous phase complexants” This work was carried out under the auspices of the Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Advanced Separations Systems FCR&D work package. The report details kinetics experiments that were performed to measure rates of aqueous phase complexation for pentavalent neptunium with the chromotropic dye Arsenazo III (AAIII). The studies performed were designed to determine how pH, ionic strength and AAIII concentration may affect the rate of the reaction. A brief comparison with hexavalent neptunium is also made. It was identified that as pH was increased the rate of reaction also increased, however increasing the ionic strength and concentration of AAIII had the opposite effect. Interestingly, the rate of reaction of Np(VI) with AAIII was found to be slower than that of the Np(V) reaction.
Rigidity Analysis for Modeling Protein Motion
Thomas, Shawna L.
2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z
Protein structure and motion plays an essential role in nearly all forms of life. Understanding both protein folding and protein conformational change can bring deeper insight to many biochemical processes and even into ...
Week 14: Chapter 15 Oscillatory Motion
conditions and observe the resultant motion When the spring is neither stretched nor compressed, the block About Restoring Force, 2 The block is at the equilibrium position x = 0 The spring is neither
DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICSOFLIQUID MOTION INPARTIALLYFILLEDTANKS OF SPINNING SPACECRAFT
. I. Introduction A recent trend in geosynchronousspacecraft design is using liquid apogee motors. In these spacecraft, liquid motion significantly influence the spacecraft attitude stability and control. LEASAT, a geosynchronous spacecraft with liquid apogee motor, launched in September 1984, experienced attitudecontrol
Slow motion responses of compliant offshore structures
Cao, Peimin
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An efficient method is developed to predict slow motion responses of slender compliant offshore structures in the unidirectional irregular waves and currents. The environmental loads are computed using the modified Morison equation based on slender...
Simulation levels of detail for plant motion
Beaudoin, Jacob Michael
2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we describe a method for simulating motion of realistically complex plants interactively. We use a precomputation stage to generate the plant structure, along with a set of simulation levels of detail. The levels of detail are made...
Information Fusion for Improved Motion Estimation
Peacock, Andrew M
Motion Estimation is an important research field with many commercial applications including surveillance, navigation, robotics, and image compression. As a result, the field has received a great deal of attention and ...
On learning task-directed motion plans
Finney, Sarah, 1974-
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Robotic motion planning is a hard problem for robots with more than just a few degrees of freedom. Modern probabilistic planners are able to solve many problems very quickly, but for difficult problems, they are still ...
Test particle motion in modified gravity theories
Mahmood Roshan
2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
We derive the equations of motion of an electrically neutral test particle for modified gravity theories in which the covariant divergence of the ordinary matter energy-momentum tensor dose not vanish (i.e. $\
Kinetic model for quartz and spinel dissolution during melting of high-level-waste glass batch
Pokorny, Richard; Rice, Jarrett A.; Crum, Jarrod V.; Schweiger, Michael J.; Hrma, Pavel R.
2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
The dissolution of quartz particles and the growth and dissolution of crystalline phases during the conversion of batch to glass potentially affects both the glass melting process and product quality. Crystals of spinel exiting the cold cap to molten glass below can be troublesome during the vitrification of iron-containing high-level wastes. To estimate the distribution of quartz and spinel fractions within the cold cap, we used kinetic models that relate fractions of these phases to temperature and heating rate. Fitting the model equations to data showed that the heating rate, apart from affecting quartz and spinel behavior directly, also affects them indirectly via concurrent processes, such as the formation and motion of bubbles. Because of these indirect effects, it was necessary to allow one kinetic parameter (the pre-exponential factor) to vary with the heating rate. The resulting kinetic equations are sufficiently simple for the detailed modeling of batch-to-glass conversion as it occurs in glass melters. The estimated fractions and sizes of quartz and spinel particles as they leave the cold cap, determined in this study, will provide the source terms needed for modeling the behavior of these solid particles within the flow of molten glass in the melter.
Measuring kinetic energy changes in the mesoscale with low acquisition rates
Roldán, É. [ICFO–Institut de Cičncies Fotňniques, Mediterranean Technology Park, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 3, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) (Spain); GISC–Grupo Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos, Madrid (Spain); Martínez, I. A.; Rica, R. A., E-mail: rul@ugr.es [ICFO–Institut de Cičncies Fotňniques, Mediterranean Technology Park, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 3, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) (Spain); Dinis, L. [GISC–Grupo Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos, Madrid (Spain); Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain)
2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
We report on the measurement of the average kinetic energy changes in isothermal and non-isothermal quasistatic processes in the mesoscale, realized with a Brownian particle trapped with optical tweezers. Our estimation of the kinetic energy change allows to access to the full energetic description of the Brownian particle. Kinetic energy estimates are obtained from measurements of the mean square velocity of the trapped bead sampled at frequencies several orders of magnitude smaller than the momentum relaxation frequency. The velocity is tuned applying a noisy electric field that modulates the amplitude of the fluctuations of the position and velocity of the Brownian particle, whose motion is equivalent to that of a particle in a higher temperature reservoir. Additionally, we show that the dependence of the variance of the time-averaged velocity on the sampling frequency can be used to quantify properties of the electrophoretic mobility of a charged colloid. Our method could be applied to detect temperature gradients in inhomogeneous media and to characterize the complete thermodynamics of biological motors and of artificial micro and nanoscopic heat engines.
Kinetic studies of elementary chemical reactions
Durant, J.L. Jr. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This program concerning kinetic studies of elementary chemical reactions is presently focussed on understanding reactions of NH{sub x} species. To reach this goal, the author is pursuing experimental studies of reaction rate coefficients and product branching fractions as well as using electronic structure calculations to calculate transition state properties and reaction rate calculations to relate these properties to predicted kinetic behavior. The synergy existing between the experimental and theoretical studies allow one to gain a deeper insight into more complex elementary reactions.
Kinetic determination of selenium in biological material
Efremenko, O.A.; Krasnyuk, I.I.; Kudrin, A.N.; Rudenko, B.A.
1986-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
A very promising method for selenium determination is a kinetic analytical procedure that combines the simplicity and availability of physical instrumentation with a low analyte detection limit. This paper reports a modification of the method to enable the determination of selenium in rat blood and involves decomposing the sample with a mixture of nitric and perchloric acids, separation of the selenium (IV) from other decomposition products, and quantitatively determining selenium by the described kinetic method using the indicator reaction of iron (II) edetate oxidation by sodium nitrate.
Collective motion in quantum diffusive environment
V. M. Kolomietz; S. Ĺ berg; S. V. Radionov
2007-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
The general problem of dissipation in macroscopic large-amplitude collective motion and its relation to energy diffusion of intrinsic degrees of freedom of a nucleus is studied. By applying the cranking approach to the nuclear many-body system, a set of coupled dynamical equations for the collective classical variable and the quantum mechanical occupancies of the intrinsic nuclear states is derived. Different dynamical regimes of the intrinsic nuclear motion and its consequences on time properties of collective dissipation are discussed.
Diabaticity of nuclear motion: problems and perspectives
Nazarewicz, W [Joint Inst. for Heavy Ion Research, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)] [Joint Inst. for Heavy Ion Research, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The assumption of adiabatic motion lies in foundations of many models of nuclear collective motion. To what extend can nuclear modes be treated adiabatically? Due to the richness and complexity of the nuclear many-body problem there is no unique answer to this question. The challenges of nuclear collective dynamics invite exciting interactions between several areas of physics such as nuclear structure, field theory, nonlinear dynamics, transport theory, and quantum chaos.
MHD versus kinetic effects in the solar coronal heating: a two stage mechanism
David Tsiklauri
2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
Using Particle-In-Cell simulations i.e. in the kinetic plasma description the discovery of a new mechanism of parallel electric field generation was recently reported. Here we show that the electric field generation parallel to the uniform unperturbed magnetic field can be obtained in a much simpler framework using the ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) description. In ideal MHD the electric field parallel to the uniform unperturbed magnetic field appears due to fast magnetosonic waves which are generated by the interaction of weakly non-linear Alfv\\'en waves with the transverse density inhomogeneity. In the context of the coronal heating problem a new {\\it two stage mechanism} of plasma heating is presented by putting emphasis, first, on the generation of parallel electric fields within an {\\it ideal MHD} description directly, rather than focusing on the enhanced dissipation mechanisms of the Alfv\\'en waves and, second, dissipation of these parallel electric fields via {\\it kinetic} effects. It is shown that for a single Alfv\\'en wave harmonic with frequency $\
Khodavirdi, Khatereh
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Mo- tion Prediction Equations for Subduction Earthquakes. ”motion prediction equations for subduction earthquakes.motion prediction for interface subduction zone earthquakes
Fernández Pascual, Ricardo
femenino y lo masculino en La Regenta Palabras clave de historia de las mujeres en Cataluńa (Siglos IX EN EL MUNDO, NO ES EL LEN- GUAJE QUIEN LA CREA. LO QUE DEBE HACER EL LENGUAJE ES, SIMPLEMENTE el peligro de extinción que, de seguir así las cosas, pesaba sobre este último. Con unos modos y
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING KINETICS
Dinner, Aaron
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING KINETICS AARON R. DINNER New Chemistry Laboratory for Protein Folding: Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 120. Edited by Richard A. Friesner. Series Editors Experimental and theoretical studies have led to the emergence of a unified general mechanism for protein
Nonlocal kinetic equation: integrable hydrodynamic reductions, symmetries
, Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russia Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow Â§ SISSA, Ekaterinburg, Russia We study a new class of nonlinear kinetic equations recently derived in the context for the Whitham modulation systems for soliton equations. We prove that the N-component `cold-gas' hydro- dynamic
CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS Class Meetings
Sherrill, David
CHEM 6471 CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS Class Meetings 9:35 10:55 am, Tuesday and Thursday of October 22-26 Textbooks Molecular Thermodynamics by D.A McQuarrie and J.D. Simon, University Science Books the laws of classical thermodynamics and some of their chemical applications. It also covers basic
Slow Sorption Kinetics of Pentachlorophenol on Soil
Sparks, Donald L.
-term sorption kinetic data and a void in the understanding of the factors that control the slow sorption stage virtually unexplored. A complete understanding of the mechanisms that control the slow sorption of organic.1; cation exchange capacity (CEC), 5.02 cmol/kg; 1.7% organic matter (measured by incineration); 29.6% sand
Calcite Reaction Kinetics in Saline Waters
Finneran, David
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
The effect of ionic strength (I), pCO2, and temperature on the reaction kinetics of calcite was investigated in magnesium-free, phosphate-free, low calcium (mCa^2 ? 0.01 – 0.02 molal) simple KCl and NaCl solutions from ...
Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation into styrene: kinetic modeling and reactor simulation
Lee, Won Jae
2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
detailed kinetic model for coke formation and gasification, which was coupled to the kinetic model for the main reactions. The calculation of the dynamic equilibrium coke content provided a crucial guideline for the selection of the steam to ethylbenzene...
“Batch” Kinetics in Flow: Online IR Analysis and Continuous Control
Moore, Jason S.
Currently, kinetic data is either collected under steady-state conditions in flow or by generating time-series data in batch. Batch experiments are generally considered to be more suitable for the generation of kinetic ...
Paper # XXX Topic: Reaction Kinetics Eastern State Fall Technical Meeting
Knyazev, Vadim D.
Paper # XXX Topic: Reaction Kinetics 1 Eastern State Fall Technical Meeting Chemical & Physical 1017 s-1 #12;Paper # XXX Topic: Reaction Kinetics 2 and activation energy values close to the C-C bond
Single event kinetic modeling of the hydrocracking of paraffins
Kumar, Hans
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
A mechanistic kinetic model for the hydrocracking of paraffins based on the single-event kinetics approach has been studied. Several elements of the model have been improved and the parameters of the model have been estimated from experimental data...
On the Geometrical Gyro-Kinetic Theory Emmanuel Frnod
Boyer, Edmond
On the Geometrical Gyro-Kinetic Theory Emmanuel Frénod Mathieu Lutz Abstract - Considering introduced : Partial Lie Sums. Keywords - Tokamak; Stellarator; Gyro-Kinetic Approximation; Hamiltonian.6 The Darboux Coordinates System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.7 Expression
Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation into styrene: kinetic modeling and reactor simulation
Lee, Won Jae
2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
detailed kinetic model for coke formation and gasification, which was coupled to the kinetic model for the main reactions. The calculation of the dynamic equilibrium coke content provided a crucial guideline for the selection of the steam to ethylbenzene...
Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking: Extended
Langmead, Christopher James
Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking: Extended Abstract Abstract. We present a novel approach for predicting protein folding kinetics using techniques from checking. We tested our method on 19 test proteins. The quantitative predictions regarding folding rates
Jeff Haack: Applications of computational kinetic theory | ornl...
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Jeff Haack: Applications of computational kinetic theory Jan 28 2014 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM ORNL CONTACT : Email: Billy Fields Phone: Add to Calendar SHARE Kinetic theory describes...
Nonlinear Adaptive Control for Bioreactors with Unknown Kinetics
Bernard, Olivier
Nonlinear Adaptive Control for Bioreactors with Unknown Kinetics Ludovic Mailleret a , Olivier bioreaction occuring in a continuous and well mixed bioreactor, assuming that the bioreaction's kinetics a pollutant (wastewater treatment...). There- fore, bioreactors require advanced regulation procedures
Products and Kinetics of the Reactions of an Alkane Monolayer...
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Products and Kinetics of the Reactions of an Alkane Monolayer and a Terminal Alkene Monolayer with NO Radicals. Products and Kinetics of the Reactions of an Alkane Monolayer and a...
Kinetic relaxation models for energy transport , Peter MARKOWICH
Markowich, Peter A.
Kinetic relaxation models for energy transport Kazuo AOKI , Peter MARKOWICH , and Shigeru TAKATA Key words: Kinetic equation, Diffusive limit, Energy transport, Gibbs state, Entropy MSC relaxation models for energy transport The author designated to review proofs: Shigeru TAKATA Department
Chemical Kinetic Modeling of Hydrogen Combustion Limits
Pitz, W J; Westbrook, C K
2008-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
A detailed chemical kinetic model is used to explore the flammability and detonability of hydrogen mixtures. In the case of flammability, a detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for hydrogen is coupled to the CHEMKIN Premix code to compute premixed, laminar flame speeds. The detailed chemical kinetic model reproduces flame speeds in the literature over a range of equivalence ratios, pressures and reactant temperatures. A series of calculation were performed to assess the key parameters determining the flammability of hydrogen mixtures. Increased reactant temperature was found to greatly increase the flame speed and the flammability of the mixture. The effect of added diluents was assessed. Addition of water and carbon dioxide were found to reduce the flame speed and thus the flammability of a hydrogen mixture approximately equally well and much more than the addition of nitrogen. The detailed chemical kinetic model was used to explore the detonability of hydrogen mixtures. A Zeldovich-von Neumann-Doring (ZND) detonation model coupled with detailed chemical kinetics was used to model the detonation. The effectiveness on different diluents was assessed in reducing the detonability of a hydrogen mixture. Carbon dioxide was found to be most effective in reducing the detonability followed by water and nitrogen. The chemical action of chemical inhibitors on reducing the flammability of hydrogen mixtures is discussed. Bromine and organophosphorus inhibitors act through catalytic cycles that recombine H and OH radicals in the flame. The reduction in H and OH radicals reduces chain branching in the flame through the H + O{sub 2} = OH + O chain branching reaction. The reduction in chain branching and radical production reduces the flame speed and thus the flammability of the hydrogen mixture.
Modeling and control for the reduction of wave induced motion of ramp-connected ships
Doblack, Joseph L.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the terms for kinetic and potential energy formulated, thecoordinate system, potential energy, and kinetic energy thewhere T is kinetic energy, U it the potential energy and ? j
Vortical Motions of Baryonic Gas in the Cosmic Web: Growth History and Scaling Relation
Zhu, Weishan
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The vortical motions of the baryonic gas residing in large scale structures are investigated by cosmological hydrodynamic simulations. Proceeding in the formation of the cosmic web, the vortical motions of baryonic matter are pumped up by baroclinity in two stages, i.e., the formation of sheets, and filaments. The mean curl velocity are about $< 1$, 1-10, 10-150, 5-50 km/s in voids, sheets, filaments and knots at $z=0$, respectively. The scaling of the vortical velocity of gas can be well described by the She-Leveque hierarchical turbulence model in the range of $l<0.65(1.50) h^{-1}$ Mpc in simulation of box size 25(100) $h^{-1}$ Mpc. The fractal Hausdorff dimension of vortical motions, $d$, revealed by velocity structure functions, is $\\sim 2.1-2.3$($\\sim 1.8-2.1$). It is slightly larger than the fractal dimension of mass distribution in filaments, $\\textit{D}^f \\sim 1.9-2.2$, and smaller than the fractal dimension of sheets, $\\textit{D}^s \\sim 2.4-2.7$. The vortical kinetic energy of baryonic gas is m...
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #4
Groth, Clinton P. T.
- equilibrium cases, up to second order. (b) Derive an expression for the non-conservative form of the kineticAER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #4 1. Consider a monatomic gas with one translational by the relaxation time approx- imation. Neglecting external forces, the conserved form of the kinetic equation
Kinetic modelling of the thermal decomposition of ettringite into metaettringite
Boyer, Edmond
the validity of kinetic assumptions (rate-determining step, expression of the rate as d/dt = k f() ...), a good1 Kinetic modelling of the thermal decomposition of ettringite into metaettringite J. Pourchez on nucleation and growth mechanisms of metaettringite remained. Therefore, a better understanding of the kinetic
Kinetic and Macroscopic Models for Semiconductors Ansgar Jungel
Jüngel, Ansgar
Kinetic and Macroscopic Models for Semiconductors Ansgar J¨ungel Vienna University of Technology, Austria www.jungel.at.vu Ansgar J¨ungel (TU Wien) Kinetic Semiconductor Models www.jungel.at.vu 1 / 165 #12;Contents 1 Introduction 2 Semiconductor modeling Basics of semiconductor physics Kinetic models 3
Worldwide Oil Production Michaelis-Menten Kinetics Correlation and Regression
Watkins, Joseph C.
Michaelis-Menten Kinetics Worldwide Oil Production Example. The modern history of petroleum began in the 19Worldwide Oil Production Michaelis-Menten Kinetics Topic 4 Correlation and Regression Transformed Variables 1 / 13 #12;Worldwide Oil Production Michaelis-Menten Kinetics Outline Worldwide Oil Production
MODELING OF HYDRATION KINETICS AND SHRINKAGE OF PORTLAND CEMENT PASTE
Meyer, Christian
MODELING OF HYDRATION KINETICS AND SHRINKAGE OF PORTLAND CEMENT PASTE Feng Lin Submitted in partial and Sciences COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 2006 #12;MODELING OF HYDRATION KINETICS AND SHRINKAGE OF PORTLAND CEMENT PASTE;ABSTRACT MODELING OF HYDRATION KINETICS AND SHRINKAGE OF PORTLAND CEMENT PASTE Feng Lin A mathematical
Fuel-motion diagnostics and cineradiography
DeVolpi, A.
1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nuclear and non-nuclear applications of cineradiography are reviewed, with emphasis on diagnostic instrumentation for in-pile transient-reactor safety testing of nuclear fuel motion. The primary instrument for this purpose has been the fast-neutron hodoscope, which has achieved quantitative monitoring of time, location, mass, and velocity of fuel movement under the difficult conditions associated with transient-reactor experiments. Alternative diagnostic devices that have been developed have not matched the capabilities of the hodoscope. Other applications for the fuel-motion diagnostic apparatus are also evolving, including time-integrated radiography and direct time- and space-resolved fuel-pin power monitoring. Although only two reactors are now actively equipped with high-resolution fuel-motion diagnostic systems, studies and tests have been carried out in and for many other reactors.
Video looping of human cyclic motion
Choi, Hye Mee
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
VIDEO LOOPING OF HUMAN CYCLIC MOTION A Thesis by HYE MEE CHOI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2004 Major Subject: Visualization... Sciences VIDEO LOOPING OF HUMAN CYCLIC MOTION A Thesis by HYE MEE CHOI Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Ergun Akleman (Chair of Committee...
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Ion mediated crosslink driven mucous swelling kinetics
Sircar, S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present an experimentally guided, multi-phasic, multi-species ionic gel model to compare and make qualitative predictions on the rheology of mucus of healthy individuals (Wild Type) versus those infected with Cystic Fibrosis. The mixture theory consists of the mucus (polymer phase) and water (solvent phase) as well as several different ions: H+, Na+ and Ca++. The model is linearized to study the hydration of spherically symmetric mucus gels and calibrated against the experimental data of mucus diffusivities. Near equilibrium, the linearized form of the equation describing the radial size of the gel, reduces to the well-known expression used in the kinetic theory of swelling hydrogels. Numerical studies reveal that the Donnan potential is the dominating mechanism driving the mucus swelling/deswelling transition. However, the altered swelling kinetics of the Cystic Fibrosis infected mucus is not merely governed by the hydroelectric composition of the swelling media, but also due to the altered movement of el...
Niobium Silicon alloys for Kinetic Inductance Detectors
Calvo, M; Monfardini, A; Benoit, A; Boudou, N; Bourrion, O; Catalano, A; Dumoulin, L; Goupy, J; Sueur, H Le; Marnieros, S
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We are studying the properties of Niobium Silicon amorphous alloys as a candidate material for the fabrication of highly sensitive Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KID), optimized for very low optical loads. As in the case of other composite materials, the NbSi properties can be changed by varying the relative amounts of its components. Using a NbSi film with T_c around 1 K we have been able to obtain the first NbSi resonators, observe an optical response and acquire a spectrum in the band 50 to 300 GHz. The data taken show that this material has very high kinetic inductance and normal state surface resistivity. These properties are ideal for the development of KID. More measurements are planned to further characterize the NbSi alloy and fully investigate its potential.
Kinetics of small single particle combustion of zirconium alloy
Wei Haoyan; Yoo, Choong-Shik [Department of Chemistry and Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164-2816 (United States)
2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present quantitative kinetic information regarding small, 1-10 {mu}m in diameter, single particle combustion of Zr-rich metal alloy foils subjected to either mechanical impacts or laser-ablation. The lights from combustion of metal fragments were recorded on a high-speed camera. The particle size was determined by the motion analysis of individual particle trajectory based on an aerodynamic drag law and further verified by the microstructure and chemical composition analysis of recovered post-burn particles. The measured particle sizes show a log-normal distribution centered at around 3.1 {mu}m in diameter, and the composition of recovered particles is that of fully oxidized ZrO{sub 2}. The temperature evolution of each particle along the space/time-trajectory is determined based on the thermal emission from combustion using a single-color photographic spectro-pyrometry. The result indicates that the particle has reached the maximum combustion temperature of 4000 K, well beyond the melting temperature of ZrO{sub 2}, and undergone the solidification of molten ZrO{sub 2} during the cooling stage. It also shows that the maximum combustion temperature decreases linearly with increasing the particle diameter, following the correlation t aD{sup 1.5-1.8} between the burn time (t) and the particle diameter (D). Combining the particle size, the burn time, and the particle temperature, both temperature and mass burn rates are obtained as a function of particle size. As the particle size increases, the temperature burn rate decreases, whereas the mass burn rate goes in the opposite direction.
The feasibility of head motion tracking in helical CT: A step toward motion correction
Kim, Jung-Ha [Medical Radiation Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2141 (Australia); Nuyts, Johan [Department of Nuclear Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium and Medical Imaging Research Center, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (Belgium); Kuncic, Zdenka [School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Fulton, Roger [Medical Radiation Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2141 (Australia); School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Department of Medical Physics, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145 (Australia)
2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To establish a practical and accurate motion tracking method for the development of rigid motion correction methods in helical x-ray computed tomography (CT). Methods: A commercially available optical motion tracking system provided 6 degrees of freedom pose measurements at 60 Hz. A 4 Multiplication-Sign 4 calibration matrix was determined to convert raw pose data acquired in tracker coordinates to a fixed CT coordinate system with origin at the isocenter of the scanner. Two calibration methods, absolute orientation (AO), and a new method based on image registration (IR), were compared by means of landmark analysis and correlation coefficient in phantom images coregistered using the derived motion transformations. Results: Transformations calculated using the IR-derived calibration matrix were found to be more accurate, with positional errors less than 0.5 mm (mean RMS), and highly correlated image voxel intensities. The AO-derived calibration matrix yielded larger mean RMS positional errors ( Asymptotically-Equal-To 1.0 mm), and poorer correlation coefficients. Conclusions: The authors have demonstrated the feasibility of accurate motion tracking for retrospective motion correction in helical CT. Their new IR-based calibration method based on image registration and function minimization was simpler to perform and delivered more accurate calibration matrices. This technique is a useful tool for future work on rigid motion correction in helical CT and potentially also other imaging modalities.
Kinetic regulation of coated vesicle secretion
Lionel Foret; Pierre Sens
2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z
The secretion of vesicles for intracellular transport often rely on the aggregation of specialized membrane-bound proteins into a coat able to curve cell membranes. The nucleation and growth of a protein coat is a kinetic process that competes with the energy-consuming turnover of coat components between the membrane and the cytosol. We propose a generic kinetic description of coat assembly and the formation of coated vesicles, and discuss its implication to the dynamics of COP vesicles that traffic within the Golgi and with the Endoplasmic Reticulum. We show that stationary coats of fixed area emerge from the competition between coat growth and the recycling of coat components, in a fashion resembling the treadmilling of cytoskeletal filaments. We further show that the turnover of coat components allows for a highly sensitive switching mechanism between a quiescent and a vesicle producing membrane, upon a slowing down of the exchange kinetics. We claim that the existence of this switching behaviour, also triggered by factors such as the presence of cargo and variation of the membrane mechanical tension, allows for efficient regulation of vesicle secretion. We propose a model, supported by different experimental observations, in which vesiculation of secretory membranes is impaired by the energy consuming desorption of coat proteins, until the presence of cargo or other factors triggers a dynamical switch into a vesicle producing state.
Inertial range turbulence in kinetic plasmas
Howes, G G
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The transfer of turbulent energy through an inertial range from the driving scale to dissipative scales in a kinetic plasma followed by the conversion of this energy into heat is a fundamental plasma physics process. A theoretical foundation for the study of this process is constructed, but the details of the kinetic cascade are not well understood. Several important properties are identified: (a) the conservation of a generalized energy by the cascade; (b) the need for collisions to increase entropy and realize irreversible plasma heating; and (c) the key role played by the entropy cascade--a dual cascade of energy to small scales in both physical and velocity space--to convert ultimately the turbulent energy into heat. A strategy for nonlinear numerical simulations of kinetic turbulence is outlined. Initial numerical results are consistent with the operation of the entropy cascade. Inertial range turbulence arises in a broad range of space and astrophysical plasmas and may play an important role in the ther...
Inertial range turbulence in kinetic plasmas
G. G. Howes
2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z
The transfer of turbulent energy through an inertial range from the driving scale to dissipative scales in a kinetic plasma followed by the conversion of this energy into heat is a fundamental plasma physics process. A theoretical foundation for the study of this process is constructed, but the details of the kinetic cascade are not well understood. Several important properties are identified: (a) the conservation of a generalized energy by the cascade; (b) the need for collisions to increase entropy and realize irreversible plasma heating; and (c) the key role played by the entropy cascade--a dual cascade of energy to small scales in both physical and velocity space--to convert ultimately the turbulent energy into heat. A strategy for nonlinear numerical simulations of kinetic turbulence is outlined. Initial numerical results are consistent with the operation of the entropy cascade. Inertial range turbulence arises in a broad range of space and astrophysical plasmas and may play an important role in the thermalization of fusion energy in burning plasmas.
5. Wavelengths and periods of field motions
Finlay, Christopher
. Using a technique based on the Radon transform [2], we determined the amount of power propagating5. Wavelengths and periods of field motions 2D frequency-wavenumber (FK) power spectra were of the large scale magnetic field at the surface of the core. Here we deconstruct such a model (gufm1
Robotic Motion The linear algebra of Canadarm
Murty, Ram
Robotic Motion The linear algebra of Canadarm #12;The robot arm simulation The movements of the robotic arm can be described using orthogonal matrices. #12;Six degrees of freedom The first segment the robotic arm to the position (x,y), we need to rotate the first arm by an angle and the second arm
Motional Spin Relaxation in Large Electric Fields
Riccardo Schmid; B. Plaster; B. W. Filippone
2008-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the precession of spin-polarized Ultra Cold Neutrons (UCN) and $^{3}$He atoms in uniform and static magnetic and electric fields and calculate the spin relaxation effects from motional $v\\times E$ magnetic fields. Particle motion in an electric field creates a motional $v\\times E$ magnetic field, which when combined with collisions, produces variations of the total magnetic field and results in spin relaxation of neutron and $^{3}$He samples. The spin relaxation times $T_{1}$ (longitudinal) and $T_{2}$ (transverse) of spin-polarized UCN and $^{3}$He atoms are important considerations in a new search for the neutron Electric Dipole Moment at the SNS \\emph{nEDM} experiment. We use a Monte Carlo approach to simulate the relaxation of spins due to the motional $v\\times E$ field for UCN and for $^{3}$He atoms at temperatures below $600,\\mathrm{mK}$. We find the relaxation times for the neutron due to the $v\\times E$ effect to be long compared to the neutron lifetime, while the $^{3}$He relaxation times may be important for the \\emph{nEDM} experiment.
On the Topic of Motion Integrals
Bertinato, Christopher
2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
of this work is to investigate a generalized method for determining motion integrals for non-linear dynamical systems. This method will not work for all nonlinear systems. Indeed, it is expected that the results will test the limitations of this method...
Strong-Motion Instrumentation Programs in Taiwan
Wu, Yih-Min
64 Strong-Motion Instrumentation Programs in Taiwan T. C. Shin Central Weather Bureau, Taipei, Taiwan Y. B. Tsai National Central University, Chung-li, Taiwan Y. T. Yeh Kao-Yuan Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan C. C. Liu Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan Y. M. Wu
Influence of Motion Cueing on Helicopter Stabilization
vestibular and somatosensory cues. To test this hypothesis, we measured helicopter hovering performance of the aerodynamics of helicopter flight (blade element theory) The participant controlled three of the four axesInfluence of Motion Cueing on Helicopter Stabilization Daniel R. Berger, Cengiz Terzibas
Video motion detection for physical security applications
Matter, J.C.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Physical security specialists have been attracted to the concept of video motion detection for several years. Claimed potential advantages included additional benefit from existing video surveillance systems, automatic detection, improved performance compared to human observers, and cost effectiveness. In recent years significant advances in image processing dedicated hardware and image analysis algorithms and software have accelerated the successful application of video motion detection systems to a variety of physical security applications. Currently Sandia is developing several advanced systems that employ image processing techniques for a broader set of safeguards and security applications. TCATS (Target Cueing and Tracking System) uses a set of powerful, flexible, modular algorithms and software to alarm on purposeful target motion. Custom TCATS hardware optimized for perimeter security applications is currently being evaluated with video input. VISDTA (Video Imaging System for Detection, Tracking, and Assessment) uses some of the same TCATS algorithms and operates with a thermal imager input. In the scan mode, VISDTA detects changes in a scene from the previous image at a given scan point; in the stare mode, VISDTA detects purposeful motion similar to TCATS.
Clearance Based Path Optimization for Motion Planning
Utrecht, Universiteit
Abstract Many motion planning techniques, like the probabilistic roadmap method (PRM), gen- erate low] and humanoid robot planning [13]. A commonly used technique for planning paths is the Probabilistic Roadmap. 1.1 Probabilistic Roadmap Method The probabilistic roadmap method consists of two phases
Clearance Based Path Optimization for Motion Planning
Utrecht, Universiteit
Abstract Many motion planning techniques, like the probabilistic roadmap method (PRM), gen erate low] and humanoid robot planning [13]. A commonly used technique for planning paths is the Probabilistic Roadmap.1 Probabilistic Roadmap Method The probabilistic roadmap method consists of two phases: a construction and a query
Chemistry in Motion: Tiny Synthetic Motors
Peter H. Colberg; Shang Yik Reigh; Bryan Robertson; Raymond Kapral
2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
In this Account, we describe how synthetic motors that operate by self-diffusiophoresis make use of a self-generated concentration gradient to drive motor motion. A description of propulsion by self-diffusiophoresis is presented for Janus particle motors comprising catalytic and noncatalytic faces. The properties of the dynamics of chemically powered motors are illustrated by presenting the results of particle-based simulations of sphere-dimer motors constructed from linked catalytic and noncatalytic spheres. The geometries of both Janus and sphere-dimer motors with asymmetric catalytic activity support the formation of concentration gradients around the motors. Because directed motion can occur only when the system is not in equilibrium, the nature of the environment and the role it plays in motor dynamics are described. Rotational Brownian motion also acts to limit directed motion, and it has especially strong effects for very small motors. We address the following question: how small can motors be and still exhibit effects due to propulsion, even if only to enhance diffusion? Synthetic motors have the potential to transform the manner in which chemical dynamical processes are carried out for a wide range of applications.
Electromagnetic Radiation and Motion of Really Shaped Particle
Jozef Klacka
2001-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistically covariant form of equation of motion for real particle (neutral in charge) under the action of electromagnetic radiation is derived. Various formulations of the equation of motion in the proper frame of reference of the particle are used. Main attention is devoted to the reformulation of the equation of motion in the general frame of reference, e. g., in the frame of reference of the source of electromagnetic radiation. This is the crucial form of equation of motion in applying it to motion of particles (cosmic dust, asteroids, ...) in the Universe if electromagnetic radiation acts on the particles. General relativistic equation of motion is presented.
Kinetic Energy Decay Rates of Supersonic and Super-Alfvenic Turbulence in Star-Forming Clouds
Mordecai-Mark Mac Low; Ralf S. Klessen; Andreas Burkert; Michael D. Smith
1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present numerical studies of compressible, decaying turbulence, with and without magnetic fields, with initial rms Alfven and Mach numbers ranging up to five, and apply the results to the question of the support of star-forming interstellar clouds of molecular gas. We find that, in 1D, magnetized turbulence actually decays faster than unmagnetized turbulence. In all the regimes that we have studied 3D turbulence-super-Alfvenic, supersonic, sub-Alfvenic, and subsonic-the kinetic energy decays as (t-t0)^(-x), with 0.85 < x < 1.2. We compared results from two entirely different algorithms in the unmagnetized case, and have performed extensive resolution studies in all cases, reaching resolutions of 256^3 zones or 350,000 particles. We conclude that the observed long lifetimes and supersonic motions in molecular clouds must be due to external driving, as undriven turbulence decays far too fast to explain the observations.
M. A. Novotny; Shannon M. Wheeler
2002-11-02T23:59:59.000Z
We present the Monte Carlo with Absorbing Markov Chains (MCAMC) method for extremely long kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. The MCAMC algorithm does not modify the system dynamics. It is extremely useful for models with discrete state spaces when low-temperature simulations are desired. To illustrate the strengths and limitations of this algorithm we introduce a simple model involving random walkers on an energy landscape. This simple model has some of the characteristics of protein folding and could also be experimentally realizable in domain motion in nanoscale magnets. We find that even the simplest MCAMC algorithm can speed up calculations by many orders of magnitude. More complicated MCAMC simulations can gain further increases in speed by orders of magnitude.
Pedestal Fueling Simulations with a Coupled Kinetic-kinetic Plasma-neutral Transport Code
D.P. Stotler, C.S. Chang, S.H. Ku, J. Lang and G.Y. Park
2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z
A Monte Carlo neutral transport routine, based on DEGAS2, has been coupled to the guiding center ion-electron-neutral neoclassical PIC code XGC0 to provide a realistic treatment of neutral atoms and molecules in the tokamak edge plasma. The DEGAS2 routine allows detailed atomic physics and plasma-material interaction processes to be incorporated into these simulations. The spatial pro le of the neutral particle source used in the DEGAS2 routine is determined from the uxes of XGC0 ions to the material surfaces. The kinetic-kinetic plasma-neutral transport capability is demonstrated with example pedestal fueling simulations.
Motion of free spins and NMR imaging without a radio-frequency magnetic field
Kees van Schenk Brill; Jassem Lahfadi; Tarek Khalil; Daniel Grucker
2015-04-19T23:59:59.000Z
NMR imaging without any radio-frequency magnetic field is explained by a quantum treatment of independent spin~$\\tfrac 12$. The total magnetization is determined by means of their individual wave function. The theoretical treatment, based on fundamental axioms of quantum mechanics and solving explicitly the Schr\\"{o}dinger equation with the kinetic energy part which gives the motion of free spins, is recalled. It explains the phase shift of the spin noise spectrum with its amplitude compared to the conventional NMR spectrum. Moreover it explains also the relatively good signal to noise ratio of NMR images obtained without a RF pulse. This derivation should be helpful for new magnetic resonance imaging sequences or for developing quantum computing by NMR.
Optimal Motion Planning with constraints for mobile robot navigation
Pearce, Roger Allan
2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
-dimensional space. Motion Planning, or path planning for robots, becomes increasing difficult as the dimension of the planning space increases with the robot's degrees of freedom (dof). While the running time of deterministic motion planning algorithms grows...
Exploiting quaternions to support expressive interactive character motion
Johnson, Michael Patrick, 1971-
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A real-time motion engine for interactive synthetic characters, either virtual or physical, needs to allow expressivity and interactivity of motion in order to maintain the illusion of life. Canned animation examples from ...
Beyond pixels : exploring new representations and applications for motion analysis
Liu, Ce, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The focus of motion analysis has been on estimating a flow vector for every pixel by matching intensities. In my thesis, I will explore motion representations beyond the pixel level and new applications to which these ...
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Perception and processing of self-motion cues
Smith, Michael Thomas
2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z
The capacity of animals to navigate through familiar or novel environments depends crucially on the integration of a disparate set of self motion cues. The study begins with one of the most simple, planar visual motion, ...
Stochastic Conformational Roadmaps for Computing Ensemble Properties of Molecular Motion
Latombe, Jean-Claude
Stochastic Conformational Roadmaps for Computing Ensemble Properties of Molecular Motion Mehmet intuition behind probabilistic roadmap planners for motion planning is that many collision-free paths stochas- tic conformational roadmap, whose nodes are randomly sampled molecule conformations. A roadmap
A New Spin on Neutrino Quantum Kinetics
Vincenzo Cirigliano; George M. Fuller; Alexey Vlasenko
2015-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
Recent studies have demonstrated that in anisotropic environments a coherent spin-flip term arises in the Quantum Kinetic Equations (QKEs) which govern the evolution of neutrino flavor and spin in hot and dense media. This term can mediate neutrino-antineutrino transformation for Majorana neutrinos and active-sterile transformation for Dirac neutrinos. We discuss the physical origin of the coherent spin-flip term and provide explicit expressions for the QKEs in a two-flavor model with spherical geometry. In this context, we demonstrate that coherent neutrino spin transformation depends on the absolute neutrino mass and Majorana phases.
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5, 1036910408, 2005 Products and kinetics
Boyer, Edmond
and Physics Discussions The heterogeneous chemical kinetics of N2O5 on CaCO3 and other atmospheric mineral. At [N2O5]0=(4.0±1.0)×10 11 cm -3 we have found ss values ranging from (3.5±1.1)×10 -2 for CaCO3 to (0 and CaCO3 are lower. On CaCO3 the disappearance10 of N2O5 was also accompanied by the formation of CO2
Studies of combustion kinetics and mechanisms
Gutman, D. [Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of the current research is to gain new quantitative knowledge of the kinetics and mechanisms of polyatomic free radicals which are important in hydrocarbon combustion processes. The special facility designed and built for these (which includes a heatable tubular reactor coupled to a photoionization mass spectrometer) is continually being improved. Where possible, these experimental studies are coupled with theoretical ones, sometimes conducted in collaboration with others, to obtain an improved understanding of the factors determining reactivity. The decomposition of acetyl radicals, isopropyl radicals, and n-propyl radicals have been studied as well as the oxidation of methylpropargyl radicals.
KINETIC MODELING OF PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN A SOLAR NULL-POINT RECONNECTION REGION
Baumann, G.; Haugbolle, T.; Nordlund, A., E-mail: gbaumann@nbi.ku.dk [Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)
2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z
The primary focus of this paper is on the particle acceleration mechanism in solar coronal three-dimensional reconnection null-point regions. Starting from a potential field extrapolation of a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) magnetogram taken on 2002 November 16, we first performed magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) simulations with horizontal motions observed by SOHO applied to the photospheric boundary of the computational box. After a build-up of electric current in the fan plane of the null point, a sub-section of the evolved MHD data was used as initial and boundary conditions for a kinetic particle-in-cell model of the plasma. We find that sub-relativistic electron acceleration is mainly driven by a systematic electric field in the current sheet. A non-thermal population of electrons with a power-law distribution in energy forms in the simulated pre-flare phase, featuring a power-law index of about -1.78. This work provides a first step toward bridging the gap between macroscopic scales on the order of hundreds of Mm and kinetic scales on the order of centimeter in the solar corona, and explains how to achieve such a cross-scale coupling by utilizing either physical modifications or (equivalent) modifications of the constants of nature. With their exceptionally high resolution-up to 135 billion particles and 3.5 billion grid cells of size 17.5 km-these simulations offer a new opportunity to study particle acceleration in solar-like settings.
Motion Caused by Magnetic Field in Lobachevsky Space
V. V. Kudryashov; Yu. A. Kurochkin; E. M. Ovsiyuk; V. M. Red'kov
2010-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
We study motion of a relativistic particle in the 3-dimensional Lobachevsky space in the presence of an external magnetic field which is analogous to a constant uniform magnetic field in the Euclidean space. Three integrals of motion are found and equations of motion are solved exactly in the special cylindrical coordinates. Motion on surface of the cylinder of constant radius is considered in detail.
Learning Probabilistic Models for Visual Motion David Alexander Ross
Roweis, Sam
Mellon University Motion Capture Database http://mocap.cs.cmu.edu/ (created with funding from NSF EIA
An Alternative Approach to Elliptical Motion
Mustafa Ozdemir
2015-04-17T23:59:59.000Z
Elliptical rotation is the motion of a point on an ellipse through some angle about a vector. The purpose of this paper is to examine the generation of elliptical rotations and to interpret the motion of a point on an elipsoid using elliptic inner product and elliptic vector product. To generate an elliptical rotation matrix, first we define an elliptical ortogonal matrix and an elliptical skew symmetric matrix using the associated inner product. Then we use elliptic versions of the famous Rodrigues, Cayley, and Householder methods to construct an elliptical rotation matrix. Finally, we define elliptic quaternions and generate an elliptical rotation matrix using those quaternions. Each method is proven and is provided with several numerical examples.
Controlling inertial focussing using rotational motion
Prohm, Christopher; Stark, Holger
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In inertial microfluidics lift forces cause a particle to migrate across streamlines to specific positions in the cross section of a microchannel. We control the rotational motion of a particle and demonstrate that this allows to manipulate the lift-force profile and thereby the particle's equilibrium positions. We perform two-dimensional simulation studies using the method of multi-particle collision dynamics. Particles with unconstrained rotational motion occupy stable equilibrium positions in both halfs of the channel while the center is unstable. When an external torque is applied to the particle, two equilibrium positions annihilate by passing a saddle-node bifurcation and only one stable fixpoint remains so that all particles move to one side of the channel. In contrast, non-rotating particles accumulate in the center and are pushed into one half of the channel when the angular velocity is fixed to a non-zero value.
Electromagnetic radiation and motion of arbitrarily shaped particle
Jozef Klacka
2001-07-06T23:59:59.000Z
Covariant form of equation of motion for arbitrarily shaped particle in the electromagnetic radiation field is presented. Equation of motion in the proper frame of the particle uses the radiation pressure cross section 3 $\\times$ 3 matrix. The obtained equation of motion is compared with known result.
Computational Modeling of Brain Dynamics during Repetitive Head Motions
Burtscher, Martin
Computational Modeling of Brain Dynamics during Repetitive Head Motions Igor Szczyrba School the HIC scale to arbitrary head motions. Our simulations of the brain dynamics in sagittal and horizontal injury modeling, resonance effects 1 Introduction A rapid head motion can result in a severe brain injury
Bounded, Periodic Relative Motion using Canonical Epicyclic Orbital Elements
Rowley, Clarence W.
Bounded, Periodic Relative Motion using Canonical Epicyclic Orbital Elements N. Jeremy Kasdin using canonical perturbation theory for studying relative motion trajectories and for finding simple motion [2, 3, 4, 5]. This has the advantage that Lagrange's planetary equations (LPEs) or Gauss
FIFTY YEARS OF GROUND-MOTION MODELS John Douglas1
model for the prediction of earthquake ground motions accounting for both magnitude and distance called: ground-motion models or ground- motion prediction equations (GMPEs), but originally were referred a month and at the last count the total number of equations for the prediction of peak ground acceleration
Ground motions and its effects in accelerator design
Fischer, G.E.
1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This lecture includes a discussion of types of motion, frequencies of interest, measurements at SLAC, some general comments regarding local sources of ground motion at SLAC, and steps that can be taken to minimize the effects of ground motion on accelerators. (GHT)
Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms
Hayes, John
Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms M.J.D. HAYES, R.G. LANGLOIS alternative motion platform configurations and developed a novel concept that overcomes existing limitations. This paper presents an overview of the Atlas platform: a novel six DOF motion platform architecture
ForPeerReview SMC Framework in Motion Control Systems
Yanikoglu, Berrin
, Interconnected Systems. 1. INTRODUCTION Modern motion control systems are more and more acting as "agentsForPeerReview SMC Framework in Motion Control Systems Journal: International Journal of Adaptive, Mechatronics Keywords: Motion Control, Sliding Mode Control, Bilateral Control , Interconnected Systems http
Compression of ground-motion data
Long, J.W.
1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Ground motion data has been recorded for many years at Nevada Test Site and is now stored on thousands of digital tapes. The recording format is very inefficient in terms of space on tape. This report outlines a method to compress the data onto a few hundred tapes while maintaining the accuracy of the recording and allowing restoration of any file to the original format for future use. For future digitizing a more efficient format is described and suggested.
Collective Motion of Vibrated Polar Disks
Julien Deseigne; Olivier Dauchot; Hugues Chatč
2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
We experimentally study a monolayer of vibrated disks with a built-in polar asymmetry which enables them to move quasi-balistically on a large persistence length. Alignment occurs during collisions as a result of self-propulsion and hard core repulsion. Varying the amplitude of the vibration, we observe the onset of large-scale collective motion and the existence of giant number fluctuations with a scaling exponent in agreement with the predicted theoretical value.
Video looping of human cyclic motion
Choi, Hye Mee
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
Library . ................ 30 IV.2.1. Walk . . . ....................... 34 IV.2.2. Run . . . . ....................... 37 IV.2.3. Hop and Jump . . . . . ................ 39 IV.2.4. Carrying a Heavy Object ................ 43 IV.3. Compositing Multiple... in Motion. Plate 115: Dog walk. [18] ... 4 4 Marey?s fusil photographique. [1] ..................... 6 5 Marey?s black costume for geometric chronophotography, 1884. [1] ... 6 6 Etienne-Jules Marey, (a) Joinville soldier walking, 1883. (b) Joinville soldier...
General Nth order integrals of the motion
S. Post; P. Winternitz
2015-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
The general form of an integral of motion that is a polynomial of order N in the momenta is presented for a Hamiltonian system in two-dimensional Euclidean space. The classical and the quantum cases are treated separately, emphasizing both the similarities and the differences between the two. The main application will be to study Nth order superintegrable systems that allow separation of variables in the Hamilton-Jacobi and Schr\\"odinger equations, respectively.
Motion in alternative theories of gravity
Gilles Esposito-Farese
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Although general relativity (GR) passes all present experimental tests with flying colors, it remains important to study alternative theories of gravity for several theoretical and phenomenological reasons that we recall in these lecture notes. The various possible ways of modifying GR are presented, and we notably show that the motion of massive bodies may be changed even if one assumes that matter is minimally coupled to the metric as in GR. This is illustrated with the particular case of scalar-tensor theories of gravity, whose Fokker action is discussed, and we also mention the consequences of the no-hair theorem on the motion of black holes. The finite size of the bodies modifies their motion with respect to pointlike particles, and we give a simple argument showing that the corresponding effects are generically much larger in alternative theories than in GR. We also discuss possible modifications of Newtonian dynamics (MOND) at large distances, which have been proposed to avoid the dark matter hypothesis. We underline that all the previous classes of alternatives to GR may a priori be used to predict such a phenomenology, but that they generically involve several theoretical and experimental difficulties.
Benchmark Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics for Lean NOx Traps...
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Traps Development of Chemical Kinetic Models for Lean NOx Traps Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems...
Kinetic lattice Monte Carlo simulations of interdiffusion in...
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Abstract: Point-defect-mediated diffusion processes are investigated in strained SiGe alloys using kinetic lattice Monte Carlo *KLMC* simulation technique. The KLMC...
Chemical Dynamics, Molecular Energetics, and Kinetics at the Synchrotron
Leone, Stephen R.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
novel measurements of chemical dynamics for clusters, Chemical Dynamics, Molecular Energetics, and Kinetics at theUniversity of California Chemical Sciences Division,
Kinetics, Mechanics and Microstructure Changes in Storage Media...
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the Kinetics, Mechanics and Microstructure Changes in Storage Media given at the DOE Theory Focus Session on Hydrogen Storage Materials on May 18, 2006. storagetheorysessionei...
. Coloquio sobre contaminaciones por metales y su impacto en el medio ambiente, la salud y la sociedad, en
Xu, T.
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of rate parameters of water-mineral interaction kinetics forKinetic rate law for mineral dissolution and precipitationwhere n denotes kinetic mineral index, positive values of r
Chemomechanical mapping of ligandreceptor binding kinetics on cells
Van Vliet, Krystyn J.
Chemomechanical mapping of ligandreceptor binding kinetics on cells Sunyoung Lee, Jelena Mandic, Providence, RI, April 23, 2007 (received for review January 2, 2007) The binding kinetics between cell activity. Modeling and prediction of receptor-mediated cell func- tions are facilitated by measurement
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #4
Groth, Clinton P. T.
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #4 1. Consider a monatomic gas with one translational by the relaxation time approx- imation. Neglecting external forces, the conserved form of the kinetic equation function, in both the equilibrium and non- equilibrium cases, up to second order. (b) Derive an expression
Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking
Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking Christopher James Langmead award from the U.S. Department of Energy. #12;Keywords: protein folding, model checking, temporal logic #12;Abstract We present a novel approach for predicting protein folding kinetics using techniques from
Nano Research Kinetics of Molecular Recognition Mediated Nanoparticle
Nano Research Kinetics of Molecular Recognition Mediated Nanoparticle Self-Assembly Chinmay Soman1 is an important phenomenon in many biological systems. Assembly of virus coat proteins into capsids [1 diseases. This approach to studying the kinetics of nanoparticle self-assembly may also provide a valuable
The DNA binding activity of p53 displays reactiondiffusion kinetics
Hinow, Peter
The DNA binding activity of p53 displays reactiondiffusion kinetics 26th Southeastern 37240 The DNA binding activity of p53 displays reactiondiffusion kinetics p. 1/2 #12;Collaborators, Vanderbilt University · Emmanuele DiBenedetto, PhD, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University The DNA
Radon transform and kinetic equations in tomographic representation
V. N. Chernega; V. I. Man'ko; B. I. Sadovnikov
2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Statistical properties of classical random process are considered in tomographic representation. The Radon integral transform is used to construct the tomographic form of kinetic equations. Relation of probability density on phase space for classical systems with tomographic probability distributions is elucidated. Examples of simple kinetic equations like Liouville equations for one and many particles are studied in detail.
Microdroplet fusion mass spectrometry for fast reaction kinetics
Zare, Richard N.
Microdroplet fusion mass spectrometry for fast reaction kinetics Jae Kyoo Leea,b , Samuel Kima,b,1 investigated the fusion of high-speed liquid droplets as a way to record the kinetics of liquid-phase chemical between the mass spec- trometer inlet and the droplet fusion center. Fused droplet trajec- tories were
Kinetic study of hydrogen sulfide absorption in aqueous chlorine solution
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
rate. To design, optimize and scale-up scrubbers, knowledge of the reaction kinetics and mechanism-1 s-1 ). Keywords Hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, kinetics, mass transfer, absorption, scrubber located at the bottom of the scrubber and is recirculated. pH and chlorine concentration are regulated
An action with positive kinetic energy term for general relativity
T. Mei
2007-11-02T23:59:59.000Z
At first, we state some results in arXiv: 0707.2639, and then, using a positive kinetic energy coordinate condition given by arXiv: 0707.2639, we present an action with positive kinetic energy term for general relativity. Based on this action, the corresponding theory of canonical quantization is discussed.
Desorption Kinetics for Field-Aged Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Rockne, Karl J.
Harbor Estuary. Desorption kinetics for PAHs with a log octanol- water partition coefficient greater than This study considers desorption kinetics for 12 field-aged polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) desorbing 6 were well- described by a one-domain diffusion model that assumes that PAHs are initially
Kinetics of wet sodium vapor complex plasma
Mishra, S. K., E-mail: nishfeb@rediffmail.com [Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar 382428 (India); Sodha, M. S. [Centre of Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi 110016 (India)] [Centre of Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi 110016 (India)
2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we have investigated the kinetics of wet (partially condensed) Sodium vapor, which comprises of electrons, ions, neutral atoms, and Sodium droplets (i) in thermal equilibrium and (ii) when irradiated by light. The formulation includes the balance of charge over the droplets, number balance of the plasma constituents, and energy balance of the electrons. In order to evaluate the droplet charge, a phenomenon for de-charging of the droplets, viz., evaporation of positive Sodium ions from the surface has been considered in addition to electron emission and electron/ion accretion. The analysis has been utilized to evaluate the steady state parameters of such complex plasmas (i) in thermal equilibrium and (ii) when irradiated; the results have been graphically illustrated. As a significant outcome irradiated, Sodium droplets are seen to acquire large positive potential, with consequent enhancement in the electron density.
Spectroscopy, Kinetics, and Dynamics of Combustion Radicals
Nesbitt, David J. [Research/Professor
2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z
Spectroscopy, kinetics and dynamics of jet cooled hydrocarbon transients relevant to the DOE combustion mission have been explored, exploiting i) high resolution IR lasers, ii) slit discharge sources for formation of jet cooled radicals, and iii) high sensitivity detection with direct laser absorption methods and near the quantum shot noise limit. What makes this combination powerful is that such transients can be made under high concentrations and pressures characteristic of actual combustion conditions, and yet with the resulting species rapidly cooled (T ?10-15K) in the slit supersonic expansion. Combined with the power of IR laser absorption methods, this provides novel access to spectral detection and study of many critical combustion species.
Active Polymers Confer Fast Reorganization Kinetics
Douglas Swanson; Ned S. Wingreen
2011-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
Many cytoskeletal biopolymers are "active," consuming energy in large quantities. In this Letter, we identify a fundamental difference between active polymers and passive, equilibrium polymers: for equal mean lengths, active polymers can reorganize faster than equilibrium polymers. We show that equilibrium polymers are intrinsically limited to linear scaling between mean lifetime and mean length, MFPT ~ , by analogy to 1-d Potts models. By contrast, we present a simple active-polymer model that improves upon this scaling, such that MFPT ~ ^{1/2}. Since to be biologically useful, structural biopolymers must typically be many monomers long, yet respond dynamically to the needs of the cell, the difference in reorganization kinetics may help to justify active polymers' greater energy cost. PACS numbers: 87.10.Ed, 87.16.ad, 87.16.Ln
A Chemical Kinetic Model of Transcriptional Elongation
Yujiro Richard Yamada; Charles S. Peskin
2006-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
A chemical kinetic model of the elongation dynamics of RNA polymerase along a DNA sequence is introduced. The proposed model governs the discrete movement of the RNA polymerase along a DNA template, with no consideration given to elastic effects. The model's novel concept is a ``look-ahead'' feature, in which nucleotides bind reversibly to the DNA prior to being incorporated covalently into the nascent RNA chain. Results are presented for specific DNA sequences that have been used in single-molecule experiments of the random walk of RNA polymerase along DNA. By replicating the data analysis algorithm from the experimental procedure, the model produces velocity histograms, enabling direct comparison with these published results.
Kinetic Gravity Braiding and axion inflation
Debaprasad Maity
2013-03-11T23:59:59.000Z
We constructed a new class of inflationary model with the higher derivative axion field which obeys constant shift symmetry. In the usual axion (natural) inflation, the axion decay constant is predicted to be in the super-Planckian regime which is believed to be incompatible with an effective field theory framework. With a novel mechanism originating from a higher derivative kinetic gravity braiding (KGB) of an axion field we found that there exist a huge parameter regime in our model where axion decay constant could be naturally sub-Planckian. Thanks to the KGB which effectively reduces the Planck constant. This effectively reduced Planck scale provides us the mechanism of further lowering down the speed of an axion field rolling down its potential without introducing super-Planckian axion decay constant. We also find that with that wide range of parameter values, our model induces almost scale invariant power spectrum as observed in CMB experiments.
A Kinetic Theory Approach to Quantum Gravity
B. L. Hu
2002-04-22T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a kinetic theory approach to quantum gravity -- by which we mean a theory of the microscopic structure of spacetime, not a theory obtained by quantizing general relativity. A figurative conception of this program is like building a ladder with two knotted poles: quantum matter field on the right and spacetime on the left. Each rung connecting the corresponding knots represent a distinct level of structure. The lowest rung is hydrodynamics and general relativity; the next rung is semiclassical gravity, with the expectation value of quantum fields acting as source in the semiclassical Einstein equation. We recall how ideas from the statistical mechanics of interacting quantum fields helped us identify the existence of noise in the matter field and its effect on metric fluctuations, leading to the establishment of the third rung: stochastic gravity, described by the Einstein-Langevin equation. Our pathway from stochastic to quantum gravity is via the correlation hierarchy of noise and induced metric fluctuations. Three essential tasks beckon: 1) Deduce the correlations of metric fluctuations from correlation noise in the matter field; 2) Reconstituting quantum coherence -- this is the reverse of decoherence -- from these correlation functions 3) Use the Boltzmann-Langevin equations to identify distinct collective variables depicting recognizable metastable structures in the kinetic and hydrodynamic regimes of quantum matter fields and how they demand of their corresponding spacetime counterparts. This will give us a hierarchy of generalized stochastic equations -- call them the Boltzmann-Einstein hierarchy of quantum gravity -- for each level of spacetime structure, from the macroscopic (general relativity) through the mesoscopic (stochastic gravity) to the microscopic (quantum gravity).
Collective motion in a Hamiltonian dynamical system
Hidetoshi Morita; Kunihiko Kaneko
2005-06-11T23:59:59.000Z
Oscillation of macroscopic variables is discovered in a metastable state in the Hamiltonian dynamical system of mean field XY model, the duration of which is divergent with the system size. This long-lasting periodic or quasiperiodic collective motion appears through Hopf bifurcation, which is a typical route in low-dimensional dissipative dynamical systems. The origin of the oscillation is explained, with self-consistent analysis of the distribution function, as the emergence of self-excited ``swings'' through the mean-field. The universality of the phenomena is also discussed.
Relativistic Brownian motion on a graphene chip
Andrey Pototsky; Fabio Marchesoni; Feodor V. Kusmartsev; Peter Hänggi; Sergey E. Savel'ev
2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistic Brownian motion can be inexpensively demonstrated on a graphene chip. The interplay of stochastic and relativistic dynamics, governing the transport of charge carrier in graphene, induces noise-controlled effects such as (i) a stochastic effective mass, detectable as a suppression of the particle mobility with increasing the temperature; (ii) a transverse ratchet effect, measurable as a net current orthogonal to an ac drive on an asymmetric substrate, and (iii) a chaotic stochastic resonance. Such properties can be of practical applications in the emerging graphene technology.
Atomistic Simulation of Slow Grain Boundary Motion
Deng Chuang; Schuh, Christopher A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
Existing atomistic simulation techniques to study grain boundary motion are usually limited to either high velocities or temperatures and are difficult to compare to realistic experimental conditions. Here we introduce an adapted simulation method that can access boundary velocities in the experimental range and extract mobilities in the zero driving force limit at temperatures as low as {approx}0.2T{sub m} (T{sub m} is the melting point). The method reveals three mechanistic regimes of boundary mobility at zero net velocity depending on the system temperature.
Casimir friction: Relative motion more generally
Johan S. Hřye; Iver Brevik
2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z
This paper extends our recent study on Casimir friction forces for dielectric plates moving parallel to each other [J. S. H{\\o}ye and I. Brevik, Eur. Phys. J. D {\\bf 68}, 61 (2014)], to the case where the plates are no longer restricted to rectilinear motion. Part of the mathematical formalism thereby becomes more cumbersome, but reduces in the end to the form that we could expect to be the natural one in advance. As an example, we calculate the Casimir torque on a planar disc rotating with constant angular velocity around its vertical symmetry axis next to another plate.
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Fully kinetic simulations of megajoule-scale dense plasma focus
Schmidt, A.; Link, A.; Tang, V.; Halvorson, C.; May, M. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore California 94550 (United States); Welch, D. [Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108 (United States); Meehan, B. T.; Hagen, E. C. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada 89030 (United States)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Dense plasma focus (DPF) Z-pinch devices are sources of copious high energy electrons and ions, x-rays, and neutrons. Megajoule-scale DPFs can generate 10{sup 12} neutrons per pulse in deuterium gas through a combination of thermonuclear and beam-target fusion. However, the details of the neutron production are not fully understood and past optimization efforts of these devices have been largely empirical. Previously, we reported on the first fully kinetic simulations of a kilojoule-scale DPF and demonstrated that both kinetic ions and kinetic electrons are needed to reproduce experimentally observed features, such as charged-particle beam formation and anomalous resistivity. Here, we present the first fully kinetic simulation of a MegaJoule DPF, with predicted ion and neutron spectra, neutron anisotropy, neutron spot size, and time history of neutron production. The total yield predicted by the simulation is in agreement with measured values, validating the kinetic model in a second energy regime.
Gravitationally Induced Particle Production: Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
J. A. S. Lima; I. P. Baranov
2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z
A relativistic kinetic description for the irreversible thermodynamic process of gravitationally induced particle production is proposed in the context of an expanding Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) geometry. We show that the covariant thermodynamic treatment referred to as "adiabatic" particle production provoked by the cosmic time-varying gravitational field has a consistent kinetic counterpart. The variation of the distribution function is associated to a non-collisional kinetic term of quantum-gravitational origin which is proportional to the ratio $\\Gamma/H$, where $\\Gamma$ is the gravitational particle production rate and H is the Hubble parameter. For $\\Gamma production process. The macroscopic temperature evolution law is also kinetically derived for massive and massless particles. The present approach points to the possibility of an exact (semi-classical) quantum-gravitational kinetic treatment by incorporating back-reaction effects in the cosmic background.
Negative kinetic energy term of general relativity and its removing
T. Mei
2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
We first present a new Lagrangian of general relativity, which can be divided into kinetic energy term and potential energy term. Taking advantage of vierbein formalism, we reduce the kinetic energy term to a sum of five positive terms and one negative term. Some gauge conditions removing the negative kinetic energy term are discussed. Finally, we present a Lagrangian that only include positive kinetic energy terms. To remove the negative kinetic energy term leads to a new field equation of general relativity in which there are at least five equations of constraint and at most five dynamical equations, this characteristic is different from the normal Einstein field equation in which there are four equations of constraint and six dynamical equations.
Diaphragm as an anatomic surrogate for lung tumor motion
Cervino, Laura I; Sandhu, Ajay; Jiang, Steve B
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Lung tumor motion due to respiration poses a challenge in the application of modern three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy. Direct tracking of the lung tumor during radiation therapy is very difficult without implanted fiducial markers. Indirect tracking relies on the correlation of the tumor's motion and the surrogate's motion. The present paper presents an analysis of the correlation between the tumor motion and the diaphragm motion in order to evaluate the potential use of diaphragm as a surrogate for tumor motion. We have analyzed the correlation between diaphragm motion and superior-inferior lung tumor motion in 32 fluoroscopic image sequences from 10 lung cancer patients. A simple linear model and a more complex linear model that accounts for phase delays between the two motions have been used. Results show that the diaphragm is a good surrogate for tumor motion prediction for most patients, resulting in an average correlation factor of 0.94 and 0.98 with each model respectively. The model that accoun...
The Kinetic Engineering of Autonomous DNA-Based Robots and Computing
Reif, John H.
of gene expression · autonomous universal computers. #12;"Autonomous Kinetic Engineering" of IrreversibleThe Kinetic Engineering of Autonomous DNA-Based Robots and Computing Machines John H. Reif Kinetic Engineering" techniques in: · recombinant DNA, · nano-engineering, and · molecular computing
A Kinetic-Fluid Model C. Z. Cheng and Jay R. Johnson
A Kinetic-Fluid Model C. Z. Cheng and Jay R. Johnson Princeton University, Plasma Physics developed a kinetic-MHD model [Cheng, 1991] to study particle kinetic eects on MHD phenomena by taking
A KineticFluid Model C. Z. Cheng and Jay R. Johnson
A KineticÂFluid Model C. Z. Cheng and Jay R. Johnson Princeton University, Plasma Physics have previously developed a kineticÂMHD model [Cheng, 1991] to study particle kinetic effects on MHD
Meyer, Christian
Hydration kinetics modeling of Portland cement considering the effects of curing temperature 2006 Accepted 28 January 2009 Keywords: Hydration Kinetics Portland cement Modeling Thermodynamics A hydration kinetics model for Portland cement is formulated based on thermodynamics of multiphase porous
Motion Patches: Building Blocks for Virtual Environments Annotated with Motion Data
Lee, Jehee
time animation of human figures in virtual environments is an important problem in the context-Dimensional Graphics and Realism]: Animation--Virtual reality Keywords: Interactive character animation, human motion:{zoi,mingle,jehee}@mrl.snu.ac.kr The real time animation and control of human figures in complex virtual environments have been an important
Multi-camera Tracking of Articulated Human Motion Using Motion and Shape Cues
Sundaresan, Aravind
of this energy image. We can then obtain the pose that possesses the least energy using optimisation P cameras and an articulated human shape model. Tracking is performed using motion cues as well as image multi-scale parametric optimisation to estimate the pixel displacement for each body segment. We
Lorentz transformations with arbitrary line of motion
Chandru Iyer; G. M. Prabhu
2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z
Sometimes it becomes a matter of natural choice for an observer (A) that he prefers a coordinate system of two-dimensional spatial x-y coordinates from which he observes another observer (B) who is moving at a uniform speed along a line of motion, which is not collinear with As chosen x or y axis. It becomes necessary in such cases to develop Lorentz transformations where the line of motion is not aligned with either the x or the y-axis. In this paper we develop these transformations and show that under such transformations, two orthogonal systems (in their respective frames) appear non-orthogonal to each other. We also illustrate the usefulness of the transformation by applying it to three problems including the rod-slot problem. The derivation has been done before using vector algebra. Such derivations assume that the axes of K and K-prime are parallel. Our method uses matrix algebra and shows that the axes of K and K-prime do not remain parallel, and in fact K and K-prime which are properly orthogonal are observed to be non-orthogonal by K-prime and K respectively. http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0143-0807/28/2/004
Hamiltonian theory of adiabatic motion of relativistic charged particles
Tao Xin; Chan, Anthony A.; Brizard, Alain J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005 (United States); Department of Chemistry and Physics, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont 05439 (United States)
2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
A general Hamiltonian theory for the adiabatic motion of relativistic charged particles confined by slowly varying background electromagnetic fields is presented based on a unified Lie-transform perturbation analysis in extended phase space (which includes energy and time as independent coordinates) for all three adiabatic invariants. First, the guiding-center equations of motion for a relativistic particle are derived from the particle Lagrangian. Covariant aspects of the resulting relativistic guiding-center equations of motion are discussed and contrasted with previous works. Next, the second and third invariants for the bounce motion and drift motion, respectively, are obtained by successively removing the bounce phase and the drift phase from the guiding-center Lagrangian. First-order corrections to the second and third adiabatic invariants for a relativistic particle are derived. These results simplify and generalize previous works to all three adiabatic motions of relativistic magnetically trapped particles.
DePaolo, D.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
form of the kinetic r ate expression (e.g. equations 2); in these expressions are the two kinetic isotopic
Kinetic Alfv\\'{e}n solitary and rogue waves in superthermal plasmas
Bains, A; Xia, L -D
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the small but finite amplitude solitary Kinetic Alfv\\'{e}n waves (KAWs) in low $\\beta$ plasmas with superthermal electrons modeled by a kappa-type distribution. A nonlinear Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation describing the evolution of KAWs is derived by using the standard reductive perturbation method. Examining the dependence of the nonlinear and dispersion coefficients of the KdV equation on the superthermal parameter $\\kappa$, plasma $\\beta$ and obliqueness of propagation, we show that these parameters may change substantially the shape and size of solitary KAW pulses. Only sub-Alfv\\'enic, compressive solitons are supported. We then extend the study to examine kinetic Alfv\\'en rogue waves by deriving a nonlinear Schr\\"{o}dinger equation from {the KdV} equation. Rational solutions that form rogue wave envelopes are obtained. We examine how the behavior of rogue waves depends on the plasma parameters in question, finding that the rogue envelopes are lowered with increasing electron superthermal...
Motion-reversal in a simple microscopic swimmer
A. Alexander-Katz
2007-05-18T23:59:59.000Z
We study the motion of a microscopic swimmer composed of a semiflexible polymer anchored at the surface of a magnetic sphere using hydrodynamic simulations and scaling arguments. The swimmer is driven by a rotating magnetic field, and displays forward and backward motion depending on the value of the rotational frequency. In particular, the system exhibits forward thrust for frequencies below a critical frequency $\\omega^*$, while above $\\omega^*$ the motion is reversed.
Motion of spinning test bodies in Kerr spacetime
Eva Hackmann; Claus Lämmerzahl; Yuri N. Obukhov; Dirk Puetzfeld; Isabell Schaffer
2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the motion of spinning test bodies in General Relativity. By means of a multipolar approximation method for extended test bodies we derive the equations of motion, and classify the orbital motion of pole-dipole test bodies in the equatorial plane of the Kerr geometry. An exact expression for the periastron shift of a spinning test body is given. Implications of test body spin corrections are studied and compared with the results obtained by means of other approximation schemes.
HIGH PRESSURE COAL COMBUSTON KINETICS PROJECT
Stefano Orsino
2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve the efficiency of coal-fired power plants and reduce the pollution generated by these facilities, DOE has funded the High-Pressure Coal Combustion Kinetics (HPCCK) Projects. A series of laboratory experiments were conducted on selected pulverized coals at elevated pressures with the specific goals to provide new data for pressurized coal combustion that will help extend to high pressure and validate models for burnout, pollutant formation, and generate samples of solid combustion products for analyses to fill crucial gaps in knowledge of char morphology and fly ash formation. Two series of high-pressure coal combustion experiments were performed using SRI's pressurized radiant coal flow reactor. The first series of tests characterized the near burner flame zone (NBFZ). Three coals were tested, two high volatile bituminous (Pittsburgh No.8 and Illinois No.6), and one sub-bituminous (Powder River Basin), at pressures of 1, 2, and 3 MPa (10, 20, and 30 atm). The second series of experiments, which covered high-pressure burnout (HPBO) conditions, utilized a range of substantially longer combustion residence times to produce char burnout levels from 50% to 100%. The same three coals were tested at 1, 2, and 3 MPa, as well as at 0.2 MPa. Tests were also conducted on Pittsburgh No.8 coal in CO2 entrainment gas at 0.2, 1, and 2 MPa to begin establishing a database of experiments relevant to carbon sequestration techniques. The HPBO test series included use of an impactor-type particle sampler to measure the particle size distribution of fly ash produced under complete burnout conditions. The collected data have been interpreted with the help of CFD and detailed kinetics simulation to extend and validate devolatilization, char combustion and pollutant model at elevated pressure. A global NOX production sub-model has been proposed. The submodel reproduces the performance of the detailed chemical reaction mechanism for the NBFZ tests.
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Adaptive motion mapping in pancreatic SBRT patients using Fourier transforms
Jones, Bernard L; Miften, Moyed
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent studies suggest that 4DCT is unable to accurately measure respiratory-induced pancreatic tumor motion. In this work, we assessed the daily motion of pancreatic tumors treated with SBRT, and developed adaptive strategies to predict and account for this motion. The daily motion trajectory of pancreatic tumors during CBCT acquisition was calculated using a model which reconstructs the instantaneous 3D position in each 2D CBCT projection image. We developed a metric (termed "Spectral Coherence," SC) based on the Fourier frequency spectrum of motion in the SI direction, and analyzed the ability of SC to predict motion-based errors and classify patients according to motion characteristics. The amplitude of daily motion exceeded the predictions of pre-treatment 4DCT imaging by an average of 3.0 mm, 2.3 mm, and 3.5 mm in the AP, LR, and SI directions. SC was correlated with daily motion differences and tumor dose coverage. In a simulated adaptive protocol, target margins were adjusted based on SC, resulting in...
Bulgarian Verbs of Motion: Slavic Verbs in a Balkan Context
Lindsey, Traci Speed
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Jouko. 2000. Is there a Balkan verb system? In Milato South Slavic and Balkan Languages, Plovdiv Septemberof Motion: Slavic Verbs in a Balkan Context by Traci Speed
Zeno's First Paradox of Motion: A Cartesian Perspective
Balster, Lori
Zeno's First Paradox of Motion: A Cartesian Perspective Lori Bolster University of Dayton Before I introduce some of Descartes' perspective into a discussion of Zeno's First Paradox of Motion, I would first like to restate in general what Zeno...'s First Paradox of Motion is. Essentially, Zeno says that, in order for motion from point A to point B to occur, one half of that distance must first be traveled. In order for one half of that distance to be traveled, one fourth of that distance must...
Motion Sensor Driven Gestrure Recognition for Future Internet Application Development
Petrakis, Euripides G.M.
live their lives in Smart Cities and can use next generation IoT devices (e.g. motion sensors) as part
Reducing Actuator Switchings for Motion Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Smith, Ryan N.
Reducing Actuator Switchings for Motion Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Monique Chyba and energy minimization for AUVs). A major difficulty is to provide a formal estimation that compares
Real Time Estimation of Ship Motions Using Kalman Filtering Techniques
Triantafyllou, Michael S.
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The estimation of the heave, pitch, roll, sway, and yaw motions of a DD-963 destroyer is studied, using Kalman filtering
Wall and laser spot motion in cylindrical hohlraums
Huser, G.; Courtois, C.; Monteil, M.-C. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)
2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Wall and laser spot motion measurements in empty, propane-filled and plastic (CH)-lined gold coated cylindrical hohlraums were performed on the Omega laser facility [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)]. Wall motion was measured using axial two-dimensional (2D) x-ray imaging and laser spot motion was perpendicularly observed through a thinned wall using streaked hard x-ray imaging. Experimental results and 2D hydrodynamic simulations show that while empty targets exhibit on-axis plasma collision, CH-lined and propane-filled targets inhibit wall expansion, corroborated with perpendicular streaked imaging showing a slower motion of laser spots.
A kinetic model for the liquefaction of Texas lignite
Haley, Sandra Kay
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A KINETIC MODEL FOR THE LIQUEFACTION OF TEXAS LIGNITE 4 Thesis by SANDRA KAY BALKY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE y 1980 Major Subject...: Chemical Engineering A KINETIC MODEL FOR THE LIQUEFACTION OF TEXAS LIGNITE A Thesis by SANDRA KAY HALEY Approved as to style and content by: '? I Chairman of Committee) n (H d of Department (Member) e e ) May 1980 ABSTRACT A KINETIC MODEL...
Control and optimization of wave-induced motion of ramp- interconnected craft for cargo transfer
Toubi, Jacob
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
between the kinetic and potential energy of the system. ThenBase [rad] Kinetic Energy = T Potential Energy: V = V G + V
Kinetics of coal pyrolysis and devolatilization
Not Available
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Research continued on coal devolatilization. Results are presented for rapid devolatilization experiments performed with the 20 -- 30 micron size cut of the reference coal - PSOC 1451D - a high volatile bituminous, Appalachian Province coal. In agreement with behavior observed in rapid, radiant transient heating experiments -flash lamp - and moderate heating rate - heated grid - experiments for the same coal, the devolatilization process is observed to occur in four distinct phases: intraparticle heavy hydrocarbon detachment and transport; heavy hydrocarbon desorption; low temperature reformation reactions producing light gases; high temperature secondary reactions of tars and char degassing. Mass fraction yields light fast yields and tar and char characteristics are presented for a range of reactor temperatures which support the phenomenological picture. A phenomenological model is presented which indicates the distinct phases of devolatilization and the importance of heat transfer conditions on both the overall rate of particle mass loss and the observable volatiles product distribution. The approach taken to model heat transfer conditions in each of the devolatilization reactors employed in the overall investigation is outlined. Predicted weight loss results are shown for three different sets of overall devolatilization kinetic parameters given heat transfer conditions in the UTRC Hot Wall - Hot Gas reactor. 47 figs., 1 tab.
Objectivisation In Simplified Quantum Brownian Motion Models
J. Tuziemski; J. K. Korbicz
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Birth of objective properties from subjective quantum world has been one of the key questions in the quantum-to-classical transition. Basing on recent results in the field, we study it in a quantum mechanical model of a boson-boson interaction-quantum Brownian motion. Using various simplifications we prove a formation for thermal environments of, so called, spectrum broadcast structures, responsible for perceived objectivity. In the quantum measurement limit we prove that this structure is always formed, providing the characteristic timescales. Including self-Hamiltonians of the environment, we show the exponential scaling of the effect with the size of the environment. Finally, in the full model we numerically study the influence of squeezing in the initial state of the environment, showing broader regions of formation than for non-squeezed thermal states.
Granular Brownian motion with dry friction
A. Gnoli; A. Puglisi; H. Touchette
2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
The interplay between Coulomb friction and random excitations is studied experimentally by means of a rotating probe in contact with a stationary granular gas. The granular material is independently fluidized by a vertical shaker, acting as a 'heat bath' for the Brownian-like motion of the probe. Two ball bearings supporting the probe exert nonlinear Coulomb friction upon it. The experimental velocity distribution of the probe, autocorrelation function, and power spectra are compared with the predictions of a linear Boltzmann equation with friction, which is known to simplify in two opposite limits: at high collision frequency, it is mapped to a Fokker-Planck equation with nonlinear friction, whereas at low collision frequency, it is described by a sequence of independent random kicks followed by friction-induced relaxations. Comparison between theory and experiment in these two limits shows good agreement. Deviations are observed at very small velocities, where the real bearings are not well modeled by Coulomb friction.
Solid state engine with alternating motion
Golestaneh, A.A.
1982-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
Heat energy is converted to mechanical motion utilizing apparatus including a cylinder, a piston having openings therein reciprocable in the cylinder, inlet and outlet ports for warm water at one end of the cylinder, inlet and outlet ports for cool water at the other end of the cylinder, gates movable with the piston and slidably engaging the cylinder wall to alternately open and close the warm and cool water ports, a spring bearing against the warm water side of the piston and a double helix of a thermal shape memory material attached to the cool end of the cylinder and to the piston. The piston is caused to reciprocate by alternately admitting cool water and warm water to the cylinder.
Solid state engine with alternating motion
Golestaneh, A.A.
1980-01-21T23:59:59.000Z
Heat energy is converted to mechanical motion utilizing apparatus including a cylinder, a piston having openings therein reciprocable in the cylinder, inlet and outlet ports for warm water at one end of the cylinder, inlet and outlet ports for cool water at the other end of the cylinder, gates movable with the piston and slidably engaging the cylinder wall to alternately open and close the warm and cool water ports, a spring bearing against the warm water side of the piston and a double helix of a thermal shape memory material attached to the cool end of the cylinder and to the piston. The piston is caused to reciprocate by alternately admitting cool water and warm water to the cylinder.
Data Combinations Accounting for LISA Spacecraft Motion
Daniel A. Shaddock; Massimo Tinto; Frank B. Estabrook; J. W. Armstrong
2003-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
LISA is an array of three spacecraft in an approximately equilateral triangle configuration which will be used as a low-frequency gravitational wave detector. We present here new generalizations of the Michelson- and Sagnac-type time-delay interferometry data combinations. These combinations cancel laser phase noise in the presence of different up and down propagation delays in each arm of the array, and slowly varying systematic motion of the spacecraft. The gravitational wave sensitivities of these generalized combinations are the same as previously computed for the stationary cases, although the combinations are now more complicated. We introduce a diagrammatic representation to illustrate that these combinations are actually synthesized equal-arm interferometers.
Minimum and terminal velocities in projectile motion
E. N. Miranda; S. Nikolskaya; R. Riba
2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
The motion of a projectile with horizontal initial velocity V0, moving under the action of the gravitational field and a drag force is studied analytically. As it is well known, the projectile reaches a terminal velocity Vterm. There is a curious result concerning the minimum speed Vmin; it turns out that the minimum velocity is lower than the terminal one if V0 > Vterm and is lower than the initial one if V0 < Vterm. These results show that the velocity is not a monotonous function. If the initial speed is not horizontal, there is an angle range where the velocity shows the same behavior mentioned previously. Out of that range, the volocity is a monotonous function. These results come out from numerical simulations.
Solid state engine with alternating motion
Golestaneh, Ahmad A. (Bolingbrook, IL)
1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Heat energy is converted to mechanical motion utilizing apparatus including a cylinder, a piston having openings therein reciprocable in the cylinder, inlet and outlet ports for warm water at one end of the cylinder, inlet and outlet ports for cool water at the other end of the cylinder, gates movable with the piston and slidably engaging the cylinder wall to alternately open and close the warm and cool water ports, a spring bearing against the warm water side of the piston and a double helix of a thermal shape memory material attached to the cool end of the cylinder and to the piston. The piston is caused to reciprocate by alternately admitting cool water and warm water to the cylinder.
Kinetic modeling and automated optimization in microreactor systems
Moore, Jason Stuart
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The optimization, kinetic investigation, or scale-up of a reaction often requires significant time and materials. Silicon microreactor systems have been shown advantageous for studying chemical reactions due to their small ...
Integrating Acclimated Kinetic Envelopes into Sustainable Building Design
Wang, Jialiang
2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z
affects the energy usage of a building. In an effort to simultaneously consider and satisfy all of the various indoor comfort requirements, changing climatic conditions can generate conflicting conditions. Acclimated Kinetic Envelope (AKE) is a notion...
THERMOSTATICS AND KINETICS OF TRANSFORMATIONS IN PU-BASED ALLOYS
Turchi, P; Kaufman, L; Liu, Z
2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
CALPHAD assessment of the thermodynamic properties of a series of Pu-based alloys is briefly presented together with some results on the kinetics of phase formation and transformations in Pu-Ga alloys.
Cellular Senescence: Ex Vivo p53-Dependent Asymmetric Cell Kinetics
Rambhatla, Lakshmi
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Although senescence is a defining property of euploid mammalian cells, its physiologic basis remains obscure. Previously, cell kinetics properties of normal tissue cells have not been considered in models for senescence. ...
Kinetics and Solvent Effects in the Synthesis of Ionic Liquids
Schleicher, Jay C.
2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
Ionic liquids (ILs) are being recognized as environmentally friendly ("green") solvents. However, their synthesis is often conducted in the very solvents that they will reportedly replace. This research has investigated the kinetics and solvent...
Ducted kinetic Alfven waves in plasma with steep density gradients
Houshmandyar, Saeid [Solar Observatory Department, Prairie View A and M University, Prairie View, Texas 77446 (United States); Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6315 (United States); Scime, Earl E. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6315 (United States)
2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Given their high plasma density (n {approx} 10{sup 13} cm{sup -3}), it is theoretically possible to excite Alfven waves in a conventional, moderate length (L {approx} 2 m) helicon plasma source. However, helicon plasmas are decidedly inhomogeneous, having a steep radial density gradient, and typically have a significant background neutral pressure. The inhomogeneity introduces regions of kinetic and inertial Alfven wave propagation. Ion-neutral and electron-neutral collisions alter the Alfven wave dispersion characteristics. Here, we present the measurements of propagating kinetic Alfven waves in helium helicon plasma. The measured wave dispersion is well fit with a kinetic model that includes the effects of ion-neutral damping and that assumes the high density plasma core defines the radial extent of the wave propagation region. The measured wave amplitude versus plasma radius is consistent with the pile up of wave magnetic energy at the boundary between the kinetic and inertial regime regions.
Kinetic studies of isoprene reactions with hydroxyl and chlorine radicals
Suh, Inseon
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic studies of the isoprene oxidation reactions initiated by the hydroxyl radical OH and the chlorine atom Cl have been investigated using a fast-flow reactor in conjunction with chemical ionization mass spectrometry (CIMS) and using laser...
Dissolution Kinetics of Pyrochlore Ceramics for the Disposition of Plutonium.
Icenhower, Jonathan P.; Strachan, Denis M.; McGrail, B. Peter; Scheele, Randall D.; Rodriguez, Elsa A.; Steele, Jackie L.; Legore, Virginia L.
2006-01-30T23:59:59.000Z
This is an article in which the dissolution kinetics of titanate ceramics are reported and discussed. These ceramics are made with non-radioactive elements as analogues to those made with Pu.
Crystallization Kinetics of Thermosensitive Colloids Probed by Transmission Spectroscopy
Wu, Jianzhong
Crystallization Kinetics of Thermosensitive Colloids Probed by Transmission Spectroscopy Shijun hard spheres, soft spheres, and PNIPAM spheres. Introduction Crystallization of colloidal systems systems.1-15 In recent years, colloidal crystals have been used extensively for the fabrication
The Icarus Machine : a kinetic sculpture that demonstrates gyroscopic precision
Nichols, Laura E
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Inspired by the desire to unite aspects of art and engineering into a comprehensive whole, I have designed and manufactured a kinetic sculpture that demonstrates gyroscopic precession. The aim of this project is to explore ...
Integrating Acclimated Kinetic Envelopes into Sustainable Building Design
Wang, Jialiang
2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z
affects the energy usage of a building. In an effort to simultaneously consider and satisfy all of the various indoor comfort requirements, changing climatic conditions can generate conflicting conditions. Acclimated Kinetic Envelope (AKE) is a notion...
Precipitation kinetics in ultra-high lime softening
Peacock, Edward Dale
1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
PRECIPITATION KINETICS IN ULTRA-HIGH LIME SOFTENING A Thesis EDWARD DALE PEACOCK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ABM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August l986 Major... Subject: Civil Engineering PRECIPITATION KINETICS IN ULTRA-HIGH LIME SOFTENING A Thesis by EDWARD DALE PEACOCK Approved as to style and content by: Bill Batchelor (Chair of Commi e) T D. eynol s (Member) Michael T. Lo necker (Member) Donald Mc...
Single event kinetic modeling of the hydrocracking of paraffins
Kumar, Hans
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2004 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering SINGLE EVENT KINETIC MODELING OF THE HYDROCRACKING OF PARAFFINS A Thesis by HANS KUMAR Submitted to Texas A&M University...) Kenneth R. Hall (Head of Department) August 2004 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Single Event Kinetic Modeling of the Hydrocracking of Paraffins. (August 2004) Hans Kumar, B.E., University of Roorkee, India Chair...
Mineral dissolution kinetics at the pore scale
Li, L.; Steefel, C.I.; Yang, L.
2007-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
Mineral dissolution rates in the field have been reported to be orders of magnitude slower than those measured in the laboratory, an unresolved discrepancy that severely limits our ability to develop scientifically defensible predictive or even interpretive models for many geochemical processes in the earth and environmental sciences. One suggestion links this discrepancy to the role of physical and chemical heterogeneities typically found in subsurface soils and aquifers in producing scale-dependent rates where concentration gradients develop. In this paper, we examine the possibility that scale-dependent mineral dissolution rates can develop even at the single pore and fracture scale, the smallest and most fundamental building block of porous media. To do so, we develop two models to analyze mineral dissolution kinetics at the single pore scale: (1) a Poiseuille Flow model that applies laboratory-measured dissolution kinetics at the pore or fracture wall and couples this to a rigorous treatment of both advective and diffusive transport, and (2) a Well-Mixed Reactor model that assumes complete mixing within the pore, while maintaining the same reactive surface area, average flow rate, and geometry as the Poiseuille Flow model. For a fracture, a 1D Plug Flow Reactor model is considered in addition to quantify the effects of longitudinal versus transverse mixing. The comparison of averaged dissolution rates under various conditions of flow, pore size, and fracture length from the three models is used as a means to quantify the extent to which concentration gradients at the single pore and fracture scale can develop and render rates scale-dependent. Three important minerals that dissolve at widely different rates, calcite, plagioclase, and iron hydroxide, are considered. The modeling indicates that rate discrepancies arise primarily where concentration gradients develop due to comparable rates of reaction and advective transport, and incomplete mixing via molecular diffusion. The magnitude of the reaction rate is important, since it is found that scaling effects (and thus rate discrepancies) are negligible at the single pore and fracture scale for plagioclase and iron hydroxide because of the slow rate at which they dissolve. In the case of calcite, where dissolution rates are rapid, scaling effects can develop at high flow rates from 0.1 cm/s to 1000 cm/s and for fracture lengths less than 1 cm. At more normal flow rates, however, mixing via molecular diffusion is effective in homogenizing the concentration field, thus eliminating any discrepancies between the Poiseuille Flow and the Well-Mixed Reactor model. This suggests that a scale dependence to mineral dissolution rates is unlikely at the single pore or fracture scale under normal geological/hydrologic conditions, implying that the discrepancy between laboratory and field rates must be attributed to other factors.
Ideal Observers for Detecting Human Motion: Correspondence Noise.
Yuille, Alan L.
purpose, models of motion. We perform more psychophysical experiments which are consistent with humansIdeal Observers for Detecting Human Motion: Correspondence Noise. HongJing Lo Department obtain Barlow and Tripathy's classic model as an approximation. Our psychophysical experiments show
Compliant MEMS Motion Characterization by Nanoindentation Joseph Goerges Choueifati1
Volinsky, Alex A.
Compliant MEMS Motion Characterization by Nanoindentation Joseph Goerges Choueifati1 , Craig Lusk1 when compliant mechanisms are utilized in MEMS. While mathematical and macroscopic modeling is helpful in building original designs, the actual MEMS device motion needs to be characterized in terms of the forces
Changes in Pilot Control Behaviour across Stewart Platform Motion Systems
Changes in Pilot Control Behaviour across Stewart Platform Motion Systems F. M. Nieuwenhuizen1,2, H system bandwidth has a significant effect on performance and control behaviour. Participants barely use of Korea Low-cost motion systems have been proposed for certain training tasks that would otherwise
Knee's Motion Path Relative to the Passive Coupled Kinematic Envelope
Dodd, Kevin A.
2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
, and describe motion relative to them. The coupled envelopes of internal/external (IE), varus/ valgus (VV), and anterior/ posterior (AP) motion and a neutral path were used to describe loaded lunges and a simulated walk cycle. The envelopes were created...
LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
Minnesota, University of
Lab I - 1 LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION In this laboratory you will measure with your instructor. Remember, one of the reasons for doing physics in a laboratory setting is to help you this laboratory, you should be able to: · Describe completely the motion of any object moving in one dimension
LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Minnesota, University of
Lab II - 1 LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS In this laboratory you continue the study of accelerated motion in more situations. The carts you used in Laboratory I moved in only one instructor. OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this laboratory, you should be able to: · Determine
LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
Minnesota, University of
Lab I - 1 LABORATORY I: DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION In this laboratory you will measure with your instructor. Remember, one of the reasons for doing physics in a laboratory setting is to help you: After you successfully complete this laboratory, you should be able to: · Describe completely the motion
LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Minnesota, University of
Lab II - 1 LABORATORY II DESCRIPTION OF MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS In this laboratory you continue the study of accelerated motion in more situations. The carts you used in Laboratory I moved in only one or your instructor. OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this laboratory, you should be able to
Sparsification of Motion-Planning Roadmaps by Edge Contraction
Agarwal, Pankaj K.
Sparsification of Motion-Planning Roadmaps by Edge Contraction Doron Shaharabani, Oren Salzman Department of Computer Science, Duke University, USA Abstract--We present Roadmap Sparsification by Edge Con- traction (RSEC), a simple and effective algorithm for reducing the size of a motion-planning roadmap
Creating Robust Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Changing Environments
van den Berg, Jur
Creating Robust Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Changing Environments Jur P. van den Berg1 Dennis-- In this paper we introduce a method based on the Probabilistic Roadmap (PRM) Planner to construct robust roadmaps for motion planning in changing environments. PRM's are usually aimed at static environments
Radon-based Structure from Motion Without Correspondences Ameesh Makadia
Sastry, S. Shankar
Radon-based Structure from Motion Without Correspondences Ameesh Makadia Christopher Geyer Shankar present a novel approach for the estimation of 3D- motion directly from two images using the Radon trans is in the realization that the Radon transform is a filtering operator: If we assume that im- ages are defined
Applications of nonlocal constants of motion in Lagrangian Dynamics
Gianluca Gorni; Gaetano Zampieri
2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z
We give a recipe to generate "nonlocal" constants of motion for ODE Lagrangian systems and we apply the method to find useful constants of motion for dissipative system, for the Lane-Emden equation, and for the Maxwell-Bloch system with RWA.
GLOBAL PLATE MOTION FRAMES: TOWARD A UNIFIED MODEL
Torsvik, Trond Helge
to a reference system such as the Earth's mantle, are still poorly understood. Accurate absolute plate motion magnetic dipole axis are not necessarily fixed to the mantle reference system. Absolute plate motion models and a paleomagnetic absolute plate reference system into a ``hybrid'' model for the time period from the assembly
Kinodynamic Motion Planning by Interior-Exterior Cell Exploration
Kavraki, Lydia E.
Kinodynamic Motion Planning by Interior-Exterior Cell Exploration Ioan A. S¸ucan1 and Lydia E presents a kinodynamic motion planner, Kinodynamic Mo- tion Planning by Interior-Exterior Cell Exploration is necessary. A multiple-level grid-based discretization is used to estimate the coverage of the state space
Molecular structure and motion in zero field magnetic resonance
Jarvie, T.P.
1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
Zero field magnetic resonance is well suited for the determination of molecular structure and the study of motion in disordered materials. Experiments performed in zero applied magnetic field avoid the anisotropic broadening in high field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. As a result, molecular structure and subtle effects of motion are more readily observed.
Learning Motion Primitives of Object Manipulation Using Mimesis Model
Bryson, Joanna J.
Learning Motion Primitives of Object Manipulation Using Mimesis Model Bidan Huang1, Joanna Bryson1 manipulation function. After modeling each primitive, the whole task then can be achieved by coordinating them- tion primitives are modeled as a set of differential equations or control rules. New motions
A Wireless Human Motion Capturing System for Home Rehabilitation
Tseng, Yu-Chee
A Wireless Human Motion Capturing System for Home Rehabilitation Yu-Chee Tseng, Chin-Hao Wu, Fang the use of intelligent sensors to capture human motions for home rehabilitation. We design a game to help a patient to conduct his/her rehabilitation program. For each exercise, the patient is instructed to wear
MOTION OF ELECTRON-HOLE DROPS IN Ge
Westervelt, R.M.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
MOTION OF ELECTRON-HOLE DROPS IN Ge R. M. Westervelt, J. C.MOTION OF ELECTRON-HOLE DROPS IN Ge R. M. Westervelt, J. C.OF ELECTRON-HOLE DROPS IN Ge R M Westervelt, J C Culbertson
Roadmap-based Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments
Utrecht, Universiteit
Roadmap-based Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments Jur P. van den Berg Mark H. Overmars.cs.uu.nl #12;Roadmap-based Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments Jur P. van den Berg Mark H. Overmars April obstacles. We propose a practical algorithm based on a roadmap that is created for the static part
Motion Planning Using Dynamic Roadmaps Marcelo Kallmann and Maja Mataric
Kallmann, Marcelo
Motion Planning Using Dynamic Roadmaps Marcelo Kallmann and Maja Mataric Interaction Lab, Computer, mataric}@usc.edu Abstract - We evaluate the use of dynamic roadmaps for on- line motion planning and nodes of a precomputed roadmap are updated accordingly. We concentrate in this paper on analyzing
Creating Highquality Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Virtual Environments
Geraerts, R.J.
Creating Highquality Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Virtual Environments Roland Geraerts and Mark, the Netherlands Email: {roland,markov}@cs.uu.nl Abstract--- Our goal is to create roadmaps that are particularly suited for motion planning in virtual environments. We use our Reachability Roadmap Method to compute
Zero kinetic energy photoelectron spectroscopy of triphenylene
Harthcock, Colin; Zhang, Jie; Kong, Wei, E-mail: wei.kong@oregonstate.edu [Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (United States)
2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z
We report vibrational information of both the first electronically excited state and the ground cationic state of jet-cooled triphenylene via the techniques of resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) and zero kinetic energy (ZEKE) photoelectron spectroscopy. The first excited electronic state S{sub 1} of the neutral molecule is of A{sub 1}? symmetry and is therefore electric dipole forbidden in the D{sub 3h} group. Consequently, there are no observable Franck-Condon allowed totally symmetric a{sub 1}? vibrational bands in the REMPI spectrum. All observed vibrational transitions are due to Herzberg-Teller vibronic coupling to the E? third electronically excited state S{sub 3}. The assignment of all vibrational bands as e? symmetry is based on comparisons with calculations using the time dependent density functional theory and spectroscopic simulations. When an electron is eliminated, the molecular frame undergoes Jahn-Teller distortion, lowering the point group to C{sub 2v} and resulting in two nearly degenerate electronic states of A{sub 2} and B{sub 1} symmetry. Here we follow a crude treatment by assuming that all e? vibrational modes resolve into b{sub 2} and a{sub 1} modes in the C{sub 2v} molecular frame. Some observed ZEKE transitions are tentatively assigned, and the adiabatic ionization threshold is determined to be 63?365 ± 7 cm{sup ?1}. The observed ZEKE spectra contain a consistent pattern, with a cluster of transitions centered near the same vibrational level of the cation as that of the intermediate state, roughly consistent with the propensity rule. However, complete assignment of the detailed vibrational structure due to Jahn-Teller coupling requires much more extensive calculations, which will be performed in the future.
Fracture toughness and process zone kinetics in amorphous polymers
Kim, A.
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Usually, a process (deformation) zone is formed ahead of a crack as a response to the stress concentration in ductile materials. Then the crack initiation and propagation are inseparable from the evolution of the process zone accompanying the crack. Thus the kinetics of process zone evolution is closely coupled with the time dependency of fracture. In this study, we report the effects of weathering, scale and loading rate on fracture toughness parameters, and the kinetics of process zone evolution. We also propose a kinetic equation for process zone as a basis for modeling of the time dependency of polycarbonate fracture. Since the well-known Griffith's criterion is usually implemented for characterization of brittle fracture, we have reviewed the applicability of the conventional toughness parameter to characterization of brittle polymers. After that we applied the developed experimental and analytical technique to polycarbonate which possesses ductility and thus does not obey the conventional fracture toughness characterization requirements. The fracture toughness analysis leads to recognition of the important role of process zone evolution in fracture phenomena. As result, one of the main topics of the present work is the experimental and theoretical studies of the process zone kinetics. The kinetic equation is derived following the first principle of thermodynamics of irreversible processes. It provides a master curve for the process zone evolution for various initial conditions. The kinetic equation for the evolution of the process zone in polycarbonate is the main achievement of the thesis. The results provide the basis for mathematical modeling of time dependency of fracture.
Peptide concentration alters intermediate species in amyloid ? fibrillation kinetics
Garvey, M., E-mail: megan.garvey@molbiotech.rwth-aachen.de [Max-Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany); Morgado, I., E-mail: immorgado@ualg.pt [Max-Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Weinbergweg 22, 06120 Halle (Saale) (Germany)
2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z
Highlights: ? A?(1–40) aggregation in vitro has been monitored at different concentrations. ? A?(1–40) fibrillation does not always follow conventional kinetic mechanisms. ? We demonstrate non-linear features in the kinetics of A?(1–40) fibril formation. ? At high A?(1–40) concentrations secondary processes dictate fibrillation speed. ? Intermediate species may play significant roles on final amyloid fibril development. -- Abstract: The kinetic mechanism of amyloid aggregation remains to be fully understood. Investigations into the species present in the different kinetic phases can assist our comprehension of amyloid diseases and further our understanding of the mechanism behind amyloid ? (A?) (1–40) peptide aggregation. Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been used in combination to monitor A?(1–40) aggregation in vitro at both normal and higher than standard concentrations. The observed fibrillation behaviour deviates, in several respects, from standard concepts of the nucleation–polymerisation models and shows such features as concentration-dependent non-linear effects in the assembly mechanism. A?(1–40) fibrillation kinetics do not always follow conventional kinetic mechanisms and, specifically at high concentrations, intermediate structures become populated and secondary processes may further modify the fibrillation mechanism.
Sideband Cooling Micromechanical Motion to the Quantum Ground State
Teufel, J D; Li, Dale; Harlow, J H; Allman, M S; Cicak, K; Sirois, A J; Whittaker, J D; Lehnert, K W; Simmonds, R W
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The advent of laser cooling techniques revolutionized the study of many atomic-scale systems. This has fueled progress towards quantum computers by preparing trapped ions in their motional ground state, and generating new states of matter by achieving Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic vapors. Analogous cooling techniques provide a general and flexible method for preparing macroscopic objects in their motional ground state, bringing the powerful technology of micromechanics into the quantum regime. Cavity opto- or electro-mechanical systems achieve sideband cooling through the strong interaction between light and motion. However, entering the quantum regime, less than a single quantum of motion, has been elusive because sideband cooling has not sufficiently overwhelmed the coupling of mechanical systems to their hot environments. Here, we demonstrate sideband cooling of the motion of a micromechanical oscillator to the quantum ground state. Entering the quantum regime requires a large electromechanical inte...
Chemistry 231 Fall 2013 Chemistry 231, Chemical Kinetics and Molecular Reaction Dynamics
Continetti, Robert E.
Chemistry 231 Fall 2013 Chemistry 231, Chemical Kinetics and Molecular Reaction Dynamics Dept chemical kinetics, the connection between chemical kinetics and molecular reaction dynamics as well as some and Hase, Prentice Hall (1999) 4. Chemical Kinetics, K.J. Laidler, McGraw Hill (1965) 5. Gas Phase Reaction
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Animation's applications, such as virtual humans in general and game/movies characters. This paper presents tagging 1. INTRODUCTION Virtual humans have been widely used in many applica- tions. One is concernedAutomatically Generating Eye Motion in Virtual Agents ABSTRACT Eye Motion has a fundamental role
Flierl, Markus
, Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 2009. 1 ADAPTIVE SPATIAL WAVELETS FOR MOTION-COMPENSATED ORTHOGONAL VIDEO TRANSFORMS
Atomic Models for Motional Stark Effects Diagnostics
Gu, M F; Holcomb, C; Jayakuma, J; Allen, S; Pablant, N A; Burrell, K
2007-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
We present detailed atomic physics models for motional Stark effects (MSE) diagnostic on magnetic fusion devices. Excitation and ionization cross sections of the hydrogen or deuterium beam traveling in a magnetic field in collisions with electrons, ions, and neutral gas are calculated in the first Born approximation. The density matrices and polarization states of individual Stark-Zeeman components of the Balmer {alpha} line are obtained for both beam into plasma and beam into gas models. A detailed comparison of the model calculations and the MSE polarimetry and spectral intensity measurements obtained at the DIII-D tokamak is carried out. Although our beam into gas models provide a qualitative explanation for the larger {pi}/{sigma} intensity ratios and represent significant improvements over the statistical population models, empirical adjustment factors ranging from 1.0-2.0 must still be applied to individual line intensities to bring the calculations into full agreement with the observations. Nevertheless, we demonstrate that beam into gas measurements can be used successfully as calibration procedures for measuring the magnetic pitch angle through {pi}/{sigma} intensity ratios. The analyses of the filter-scan polarization spectra from the DIII-D MSE polarimetry system indicate unknown channel and time dependent light contaminations in the beam into gas measurements. Such contaminations may be the main reason for the failure of beam into gas calibration on MSE polarimetry systems.
Thermodynamics and kinetics of binary nucleation in ideal-gas mixtures
Alekseechkin, Nikolay V
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The nonisothermal single-component theory of droplet nucleation (Alekseechkin, 2014) is extended to binary case; the droplet volume V, composition x, and temperature T are the variables of the theory. An approach based on macroscopic kinetics (in contrast to the standard microscopic model of nucleation operating with the probabilities of monomer attachment and detachment) is developed for the droplet evolution and results in the derived droplet motion equations in the space (V,x,T) - equations for V_dot, x_dot, and T_dot. The work W(V,x,T) of the droplet formation is calculated; it is obtained in the vicinity of the saddle point as a quadratic form with diagonal matrix. Also the problem of generalizing the single-component Kelvin equation for the equilibrium vapor pressure to binary case is solved; it is presented here as a problem of integrability of a Pfaffian equation. The equation for is shown to be the first law of thermodynamics for the droplet, which is a consequence of Onsagers reciprocal relations an...
Planck intermediate results. CV. Evidence of unbound gas from the kinetic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
Ade, P A R; Arnaud, M; Ashdown, M; Aumont, J; Baccigalupi, C; Banday, A J; Barreiro, R B; Bartolo, N; Battaner, E; Benabed, K; Benoit-Lévy, A; Bersanelli, M; Bielewicz, P; Bock, J J; Bonaldi, A; Bonavera, L; Bond, J R; Borrill, J; Bouchet, F R; Burigana, C; Calabrese, E; Cardoso, J -F; Catalano, A; Chamballu, A; Chiang, H C; Christensen, P R; Clements, D L; Colombo, L P L; Combet, C; Crill, B P; Curto, A; Cuttaia, F; Danese, L; Davies, R D; Davis, R J; de Bernardis, P; de Zotti, G; Delabrouille, J; Dickinson, C; Diego, J M; Dolag, K; Donzelli, S; Doré, O; Douspis, M; Ducout, A; Dupac, X; Efstathiou, G; Elsner, F; Enßlin, T A; Eriksen, H K; Finelli, F; Forni, O; Frailis, M; Fraisse, A A; Franceschi, E; Frejsel, A; Galeotta, S; Galli, S; Ganga, K; Génova-Santos, R T; Giard, M; Gjerlřw, E; González-Nuevo, J; Górski, K M; Gregorio, A; Gruppuso, A; Hansen, F K; Harrison, D L; Henrot-Versillé, S; Hernández-Monteagudo, C; Herranz, D; Hildebrandt, S R; Hivon, E; Hobson, M; Hornstrup, A; Huffenberger, K M; Hurier, G; Jaffe, A H; Jaffe, T R; Jones, W C; Juvela, M; Keihänen, E; Keskitalo, R; Kitaura, F; Knoche, J; Kunz, M; Kurki-Suonio, H; Lagache, G; Lamarre, J -M; Lasenby, A; Lattanzi, M; Lawrence, C R; Leonardi, R; León-Tavares, J; Levrier, F; Liguori, M; Lilje, P B; Linden-Vřrnle, M; López-Caniego, M; Lubin, P M; Ma, Y -Z; Macías-Pérez, J F; Maffei, B; Maino, D; Mak, D S Y; Mandolesi, N; Mangilli, A; Maris, M; Martin, P G; Martínez-González, E; Masi, S; Matarrese, S; McGehee, P; Melchiorri, A; Mennella, A; Migliaccio, M; Miville-Deschęnes, M -A; Moneti, A; Montier, L; Morgante, G; Mortlock, D; Munshi, D; Murphy, J A; Naselsky, P; Nati, F; Natoli, P; Noviello, F; Novikov, D; Novikov, I; Oxborrow, C A; Pagano, L; Pajot, F; Paoletti, D; Perdereau, O; Perotto, L; Pettorino, V; Piacentini, F; Piat, M; Pierpaoli, E; Pointecouteau, E; Polenta, G; Ponthieu, N; Puget, J -L; Puisieux, S; Rachen, J P; Racine, B; Reach, W T; Reinecke, M; Remazeilles, M; Renault, C; Renzi, A; Ristorcelli, I; Rocha, G; Rosset, C; Rossetti, M; Roudier, G; Rubińo-Martín, J A; Rusholme, B; Sandri, M; Santos, D; Savelainen, M; Savini, G; Scott, D; Spencer, L D; Stolyarov, V; Sudiwala, R; Sunyaev, R; Sutton, D; Suur-Uski, A -S; Sygnet, J -F; Tauber, J A; Terenzi, L; Toffolatti, L; Tomasi, M; Tucci, M; Valenziano, L; Valiviita, J; Van Tent, B; Vielva, P; Villa, F; Wade, L A; Wandelt, B D; Wang, W; Wehus, I K; Yvon, D; Zacchei, A; Zonca, A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
By looking at the kinetic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect (kSZ) in Planck nominal mission data, we present a significant detection of baryons participating in large-scale bulk flows around central galaxies (CGs) at redshift $z\\approx 0.1$. We estimate the pairwise momentum of the kSZ temperature fluctuations at the positions of the CGC (Central Galaxy Catalogue) samples extracted from Sloan Digital Sky Survey (DR7) data. For the foreground-cleaned maps, we find $1.8$-$2.5\\sigma$ detections of the kSZ signal, which are consistent with the kSZ evidence found in individual Planck raw frequency maps, although lower than found in the WMAP-9yr W band ($3.3\\sigma$). We further reconstruct the peculiar velocity field from the CG density field, and compute for the first time the cross-correlation function between kSZ temperature fluctuations and estimates of CG radial peculiar velocities. This correlation function yields a $3.0$-$3.7$$\\sigma$ detection of the peculiar motion of extended gas on Mpc scales, in flows correlated...
General solutions for the oxidation kinetics of polymers
Gillen, K.T.; Clough, R.L.; Wise, J.
1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The simplest general kinetic schemes applicable to the oxidation of polymers are presented, discussed and analyzed in terms of the underlying kinetic assumptions. For the classic basic autoxidation scheme (BAS), which involves three bimolecular termination steps and is applicable mainly to unstabilized polymers, typical assumptions used singly or in groups include (1) long kinetic chain length, (2) a specific ratio of the termination rate constants and (3) insensitivity to the oxygen concentration (e.g., domination by a single termination step). Steady-state solutions for the rate of oxidation are given in terms of one, two, three, or four parameters, corresponding respectively to three, two, one, or zero kinetic assumptions. The recently derived four-parameter solution predicts conditions yielding unusual dependencies of the oxidation rate on oxygen concentration and on initiation rate, as well as conditions leading to some unusual diffusion-limited oxidation profile shapes. For stabilized polymers, unimolecular termination schemes are typically more appropriate than bimolecular. Kinetics incorporating unimolecular termination reactions are shown to result in very simple oxidation expressions which have been experimentally verified for both radiation-initiated oxidation of an EPDM and thermoxidative degradation of nitrile and chloroprene elastomers.
Spontaneous motion in hierarchically assembled active matter
Tim Sanchez; Daniel T. N. Chen; Stephen J. DeCamp; Michael Heymann; Zvonimir Dogic
2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
With exquisite precision and reproducibility, cells orchestrate the cooperative action of thousands of nanometer-sized molecular motors to carry out mechanical tasks at much larger length scales, such as cell motility, division and replication. Besides their biological importance, such inherently non-equilibrium processes are an inspiration for developing biomimetic active materials from microscopic components that consume energy to generate continuous motion. Being actively driven, these materials are not constrained by the laws of equilibrium statistical mechanics and can thus exhibit highly sought-after properties such as autonomous motility, internally generated flows and self-organized beating. Starting from extensile microtubule bundles, we hierarchically assemble active analogs of conventional polymer gels, liquid crystals and emulsions. At high enough concentration, microtubules form a percolating active network characterized by internally driven chaotic flows, hydrodynamic instabilities, enhanced transport and fluid mixing. When confined to emulsion droplets, 3D networks spontaneously adsorb onto the droplet surfaces to produce highly active 2D nematic liquid crystals whose streaming flows are controlled by internally generated fractures and self-healing, as well as unbinding and annihilation of oppositely charged disclination defects. The resulting active emulsions exhibit unexpected properties, such as autonomous motility, which are not observed in their passive analogues. Taken together, these observations exemplify how assemblages of animate microscopic objects exhibit collective biomimetic properties that are starkly different from those found in materials assembled from inanimate building blocks, challenging us to develop a theoretical framework that would allow for a systematic engineering of their far-from-equilibrium material properties.
Spatial Extent of Branching Brownian Motion
Kabir Ramola; Satya N. Majumdar; Gregory Schehr
2015-03-13T23:59:59.000Z
We study the one dimensional branching Brownian motion starting at the origin and investigate the correlation between the rightmost ($X_{\\max}\\geq 0$) and leftmost ($X_{\\min} \\leq 0$) visited sites up to time $t$. At each time step the existing particles in the system either diffuse (with diffusion constant $D$), die (with rate $a$) or split into two particles (with rate $b$). We focus on the regime $b \\leq a$ where these two extreme values $X_{\\max}$ and $X_{\\min}$ are strongly correlated. We show that at large time $t$, the joint probability distribution function (PDF) of the two extreme points becomes stationary $P(X,Y,t \\to \\infty) \\to p(X,Y)$. Our exact results for $p(X,Y)$ demonstrate that the correlation between $X_{\\max}$ and $X_{\\min}$ is nonzero, even in the stationary state. From this joint PDF, we compute exactly the stationary PDF $p(\\zeta)$ of the (dimensionless) span $\\zeta = {(X_{\\max} - X_{\\min})}/{\\sqrt{D/b}}$, which is the distance between the rightmost and leftmost visited sites. This span distribution is characterized by a linear behavior ${p}(\\zeta) \\sim \\frac{1}{2} \\left(1 + \\Delta \\right) \\zeta$ for small spans, with $\\Delta = \\left(\\frac{a}{b} -1\\right)$. In the critical case ($\\Delta = 0$) this distribution has a non-trivial power law tail ${p}(\\zeta) \\sim 8 \\pi \\sqrt{3} /\\zeta^3$ for large spans. On the other hand, in the subcritical case ($\\Delta > 0$), we show that the span distribution decays exponentially as ${p}(\\zeta) \\sim (A^2/2) \\zeta \\exp \\left(- \\sqrt{\\Delta}~\\zeta\\right)$ for large spans, where $A$ is a non-trivial function of $\\Delta$ which we compute exactly. We show that these asymptotic behaviors carry the signatures of the correlation between $X_{\\max}$ and $X_{\\min}$. Finally we verify our results via direct Monte Carlo simulations.
Semi-Empirical Characterization of Ground Motions Including Source, Path and Nonlinear Site Effects
Seyhan, Emel
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Ground-Motion Prediction Models,” Earthquake Spectra, 26:4,Factors for Earthquake Ground-Motion Prediction,” Bull.simulations to NGA prediction equations, Earthquake Spectra.
Kinetic Theory for Binary Granular Mixtures at Low-Density
Vicente Garzo
2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z
Many features of granular media can be modelled as a fluid of hard spheres with {\\em inelastic} collisions. Under rapid flow conditions, the macroscopic behavior of grains can be described through hydrodynamic equations. At low-density, a fundamental basis for the derivation of the hydrodynamic equations and explicit expressions for the transport coefficients appearing in them is provided by the Boltzmann kinetic theory conveniently modified to account for inelastic binary collisions. The goal of this chapter is to give an overview of the recent advances made for binary granular gases by using kinetic theory tools. Some of the results presented here cover aspects such as transport properties, energy nonequipartition, instabilities, segregation or mixing, non-Newtonian behavior, .... In addition, comparison of the analytical results with those obtained from Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations is also carried out, showing the reliability of kinetic theory to describe granular flows even for strong dissipation.
Widening the Axion Window via Kinetic and Stückelberg Mixings
Gary Shiu; Wieland Staessens; Fang Ye
2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z
We point out that kinetic and St\\"uckelberg mixings that are generically present in the low energy effective action of axions can significantly widen the window of axion decay constants. We show that an effective super-Planckian decay constant can be obtained even when the axion kinetic matrix has only sub-Planckian entries. Our minimal model involves only two axions, a St\\"uckelberg U(1) and a modest rank instanton generating non-Abelian group. Below the mass of the St\\"uckelberg U(1), there is only a single axion with a non-perturbatively generated potential. In contrast to previous approaches, the enhancement of the axion decay constant is not tied to the number of degrees of freedom introduced. We also discuss how kinetic mixings can lower the decay constant to the desired axion dark matter window. String theory embeddings of this scenario and their phenomenological features are briefly discussed.
Temporal Variations in the Sun's Rotational Kinetic Energy
H. M. Antia; S. M. Chitre; D. O. Gough
2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
AIM: To study the variation of the angular momentum and the rotational kinetic energy of the Sun, and associated variations in the gravitational multipole moments, on a timescale of the solar cycle. METHOD: Inverting helioseismic rotational splitting data obtained by the Global Oscillation Network Group and by the Michelson Doppler Imager on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. RESULTS: The temporal variation in angular momentum and kinetic energy at high latitudes (>\\pi/4) through the convection zone is positively correlated with solar activity, whereas at low latitudes it is anticorrelated, except for the top 10% by radius where both are correlated positively. CONCLUSION: The helioseismic data imply significant temporal variation in the angular momentum and the rotational kinetic energy, and in the gravitational multipole moments. The properties of that variation will help constrain dynamical theories of the solar cycle.
Kinetic Alfvén wave turbulence and formation of localized structures
Sharma, R. P. [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi 110016 (India)] [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi 110016 (India); Modi, K. V. [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi 110016 (India) [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi 110016 (India); Mechanical Engineering Department, Government Engineering College Valsad, Gujarat 396001 (India)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
This work presents non-linear interaction of magnetosonic wave with kinetic Alfvén wave for intermediate ?-plasma (m{sub e}/m{sub i}???1). A set of dimensionless equations have been developed for analysis by considering ponderomotive force due to pump kinetic Alfvén wave in the dynamics of magnetosonic wave. Stability analysis has been done to study modulational instability or linear growth rate. Further, numerical simulation has been carried out to study the nonlinear stage of instability and resulting power spectrum applicable to solar wind around 1 AU. Due to the nonlinearity, background density of magnetosonic wave gets modified which results in localization of kinetic Alfvén wave. From the obtained results, we observed that spectral index follows k{sup ?3.0}, consistent with observation received by Cluster spacecraft for the solar wind around 1 AU. The result shows the steepening of power spectrum which may be responsible for heating and acceleration of plasma particles in solar wind.
Kinetics of high-conversion hydrocracking of bitumen
Nagaishi, H.; Gray, M.R. [Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada); Chan, E.W.; Sanford, E.C. [Syncrude Canada, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Residues are complex mixtures of thousands of components. This mixture will change during hydrocracking, so that high conversion may result in a residue material with different characteristics from the starting material. Our objective is to determine the kinetics of residue conversion and yields of distillates at high conversions, and to relate these observations to the underlying chemical reactions. Athabasca bitumen was reacted in a 1-L CSTR in a multipass operation. Product from the first pass was collected, then run through the reactor again and so on, giving kinetic data under conditions that simulated a multi-reactor or packed-bed operation. Experiments were run both with hydrocracking catalyst and without added catalyst. Products were analyzed by distillation, elemental analysis, NMR, and GPC. These data will be used to derive a kinetic model for hydrocracking of bitumen residue covering a wide range of conversion (from 30% to 95%+), based on the underlying chemistry.
Magnetic Field Rotations in the Solar Wind at Kinetic Scales
Chen, C H K; Burgess, D; Horbury, T S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The solar wind magnetic field contains rotations at a broad range of scales, which have been extensively studied in the MHD range. Here we present an extension of this analysis to the range between ion and electron kinetic scales. The distribution of rotation angles was found to be approximately log-normal, shifting to smaller angles at smaller scales almost self-similarly, but with small, statistically significant changes of shape. The fraction of energy in fluctuations with angles larger than $\\alpha$ was found to drop approximately exponentially with $\\alpha$, with e-folding angle $9.8^\\circ$ at ion scales and $0.66^\\circ$ at electron scales, showing that large angles ($\\alpha > 30^\\circ$) do not contain a significant amount of energy at kinetic scales. Implications for kinetic turbulence theory and the dissipation of solar wind turbulence are discussed.
On bias of kinetic temperature measurements in complex plasmas
Kantor, M. [Association Euratom-Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany) [Association Euratom-Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany); Association Euratom-FOM Institute DIFFER, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Ioffe Institute, RAS, St. Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation); Moseev, D., E-mail: dmitry.moseev@ipp.mpg.de [Association Euratom-Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany); Association Euratom-FOM Institute DIFFER, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Salewski, M. [Association Euratom-DTU, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Ris o Campus, DK-4000 Roskilde (Denmark)] [Association Euratom-DTU, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Ris o Campus, DK-4000 Roskilde (Denmark)
2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
The kinetic temperature in complex plasmas is often measured using particle tracking velocimetry. Here, we introduce a criterion which minimizes the probability of faulty tracking of particles with normally distributed random displacements in consecutive frames. Faulty particle tracking results in a measurement bias of the deduced velocity distribution function and hence the deduced kinetic temperature. For particles with a normal velocity distribution function, mistracking biases the obtained velocity distribution function towards small velocities at the expense of large velocities, i.e., the inferred velocity distribution is more peaked and its tail is less pronounced. The kinetic temperature is therefore systematically underestimated in measurements. We give a prescription to mitigate this type of error.
Chemical Kinetic Models for HCCI and Diesel Combustion
Pitz, W J; Westbrook, C K; Mehl, M; Sarathy, S M
2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Predictive engine simulation models are needed to make rapid progress towards DOE's goals of increasing combustion engine efficiency and reducing pollutant emissions. These engine simulation models require chemical kinetic submodels to allow the prediction of the effect of fuel composition on engine performance and emissions. Chemical kinetic models for conventional and next-generation transportation fuels need to be developed so that engine simulation tools can predict fuel effects. The objectives are to: (1) Develop detailed chemical kinetic models for fuel components used in surrogate fuels for diesel and HCCI engines; (2) Develop surrogate fuel models to represent real fuels and model low temperature combustion strategies in HCCI and diesel engines that lead to low emissions and high efficiency; and (3) Characterize the role of fuel composition on low temperature combustion modes of advanced combustion engines.
A Comparative Study of Estimation Models for Satellite Relative Motion
Desai, Uri
2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of relative spacecraft motion estimation is considered with application to various reference and relative orbits. Mean circular and elliptic orbits are analyzed, with relative orbits ranging in size from 1 km ...
A Novel Visualization System for Expressive Facial Motion Data Exploration
Deng, Zhigang
skin deformation supported by the relaxation/stress of tens of hidden facial muscles. The high dimensionality of facial motions and the unresolved interplay between facial emotions and mouth movement impose
Analysis of aircraft surface motion at Boston Logan International Airport
Alhanatis, Robert Elias
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the nature of aircraft surface motion on the airport surface during normal operations. Twelve hours of radar data, gathered by MIT Lincoln Laboratories from Logan airport in Boston, ...
Emergence of coherent motion in aggregates of motile coupled maps
Anselmo Garcia Cantu Ros; Chris Antonopoulos; Vasileios Basios
2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we study the emergence of coherence in collective motion described by a system of interacting motiles endowed with an inner, adaptative, steering mechanism. By means of a nonlinear parametric coupling, the system elements are able to swing along the route to chaos. Thereby, each motile can display different types of behavior, i.e. from ordered to fully erratic motion, accordingly with its surrounding conditions. The appearance of patterns of collective motion is shown to be related to the emergence of interparticle synchronization and the degree of coherence of motion is quantified by means of a graph representation. The effects related to the density of particles and to interparticle distances are explored. It is shown that the higher degrees of coherence and group cohesion are attained when the system elements display a combination of ordered and chaotic behaviors, which emerges from a collective self-organization process.
Diffusional Motion of Redox Centers in Carbonate Electrolytes...
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DEC < DEMC), and both a higher Ea for translational motion and higher effective viscosity for PC in the mixture containing Fc1N112-TFSI reflect the interaction between PC and...
Passive electromagnetic damping device for motion control of building structures
Palomera-Arias, Rogelio, 1972-
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The research presented in this thesis develops a new device for the passive control of motion in building structures: an electromagnetic damper. The electromagnetic damper is a self-excited device that provides a reaction ...
Mechanism design of a multi-motion automobile door
Edinger, Sarah T. (Sarah Tracy)
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis describes the design and prototype construction of a multi-motion automobile door. This design is intended to provide a unique option for the opening of an automobile by enabling the door to open in two separate ...
Intuitive Generation of Realistic Motions for Articulated Human Characters
Min, Jianyuan
2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
articulations, for human characters. More specifically, the goals of this research are: (1) to investigate generative statistical models and physics-based dynamic models to precisely predict how humans move and (2) to demonstrate the utility of our motion...
Motion perception with conflicting or congruent visual and vestibular cues
Rader, Andrew Alan
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Introduction: We are required on a daily basis to estimate our position and motion in space by centrally combining noisy, incomplete, and potentially conflicting or ambiguous, information from both sensory sources (e.g. ...
Vibration suppression, stabilization, motion planning and tracking for flexible beams
Siranosian, Antranik Antonio
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Target System . . . . 3.2.3 Flexible Beams . . . 3.3 MotionPlanning and Tracking for Flexible Beams A Dissertationand De?ection Angle for Flexible Beams,” ASME Journal of
Motion to Intervene and Comments of Public Utility District No...
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Optimizations for sampling-based motion planning algorithms
Bialkowski, Joshua John
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Sampling-basedalgorithms solve the motion planning problem by successively solving several separate suproblems of reduced complexity. As a result, the efficiency of the sampling-based algorithm depends on the complexity ...
Impacts of a popular motion picture on destination images
Kim, Hyounggon
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The influence of popular motion pictures upon the formation of destination perceptions has received some attention in the tourism literature. Previous empirical studies have examined the effects of movies on visitation to places they depict...
Notes on the two-dimensional fractional Brownian motion
Baudoin, Fabrice; Nualart, David
2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
We study the two-dimensional fractional Brownian motion with Hurst parameter H>˝. In particular, we show, using stochastic calculus, that this process admits a skew-product decomposition and deduce from this representation some asymptotic properties...
Wireless realtime motion tracking system using localised orientation estimation
Young, Alexander D.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A realtime wireless motion tracking system is developed. The system is capable of tracking the orientations of multiple wireless sensors, using a semi-distributed implementation to reduce network bandwidth and latency, ...
AN ANALYSIS OF STATIC, DYNAMIC, AND APPARENT MOTION VIBROTACTILE STIMULI
Roady, William
2012-04-27T23:59:59.000Z
or multiple locations vibrating at once), non-overlapping dynamic sequences of presentations, and saltatory presentations which induce the “apparent motion” tactile illusion; each at increasing levels of signal complexity and presentation duration...
Reducing Actuator Switchings for Motion Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Smith, Ryan N.
Reducing Actuator Switchings for Motion Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Monique Chyba, such as time, energy, payload or some combination of these. Indeed, the major issue is that due to the vehicles
John Papanikolas: Visualizing Charge Carrier Motion in Nanowires...
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John Papanikolas: Visualizing Charge Carrier Motion in Nanowires Using Femtosecond Pump-Probe Microscopy Apr 17, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM John Papanikolas Professor of Chemistry &...
for Computer Animation and Robotics Visual Analysis of Biomimetic Motion
Hale, Joshua G.
Joshua G. Hale & Frank E. Pollick Motion production algorithms are based on human motor production numerically integrated cost functions and solved using the Simplex method. A computationally efficient optimal
Wavelet Packets of fractional Brownian motion: Asymptotic Analysis and Spectrum
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 Wavelet Packets of fractional Brownian motion: Asymptotic Analysis and Spectrum Estimation properties of the autocorrelation functions of the wavelet packet coefficients of a fractional Brownian process. The analysis concerns some families of wavelet paraunitary filters that converge almost
Motion to intervene and comments of the energy services group...
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intervene and comments of the energy services group of Hydro-Quebec and H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc, on FE 99-1 Motion to intervene and comments of the energy services group of...
Cataclysmic variables in the SUPERBLINK proper motion survey
Skinner, Julie N.; Thorstensen, John R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, 6127 Wilder Laboratory, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755-3528 (United States); Lépine, Sébastien, E-mail: jns@dartmouth.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, 25 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (United States)
2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
We have discovered a new high proper motion cataclysmic variable (CV) in the SUPERBLINK proper motion survey, which is sensitive to stars with proper motions greater than 40 mas yr{sup ?1}. This CV was selected for follow-up observations as part of a larger search for CVs selected based on proper motions and their near-UV?V and V?K{sub s} colors. We present spectroscopic observations from the 2.4 m Hiltner Telescope at MDM Observatory. The new CV's orbital period is near 96 minutes, its spectrum shows the double-peaked Balmer emission lines characteristic of quiescent dwarf novae, and its V magnitude is near 18.2. Additionally, we present a full list of known CVs in the SUPERBLINK catalog.
Hierarchical Task and Motion Planning in the Now
Kaelbling, Leslie Pack
2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we outline an approach to the integration of task planning and motion planning that has the following key properties: It is aggressively hierarchical. It makes choices and commits to them in a top-down fashion ...
Information-Theoretic Motion Planning for Constrained Sensor Networks
Levine, Daniel
2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
This paper considers the problem of online informative motion planning for a network of heterogeneous sensing agents, each subject to dynamic constraints, environmental constraints, and sensor limitations. Prior work has ...
Integrated Robot Task and Motion Planning in the Now
Kaelbling, Leslie Pack
2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
This paper provides an approach to integrating geometric motion planning with logical task planning for long-horizon tasks in domains with many objects. We propose a tight integration between the logical and geometric ...
Perceptual motion standstill in rapidly moving chromatic displays
Sperling, George
a narrow range of luminance contrasts and green red saturation ratios, moving stimuli were perceived, e.g., as in the slow movement of the moon across the sky, no motion or a stationary object
Wave-induced motion of ramp-interconnected craft
Oonk, Stephen Holt
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Wave-Induced Motion of Ramp-5 2.1 Mathematical Description of the Wave49 4.2 Case 1: Waves are Parallel to Ship-Ramp-Ship Axis (
Benchmarking kinetic calculations of resistive wall mode stability
Berkery, J. W.; Sabbagh, S. A. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Liu, Y. Q. [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)] [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Wang, Z. R.; Logan, N. C.; Park, J.-K.; Manickam, J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Betti, R. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)] [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Validating the calculations of kinetic resistive wall mode (RWM) stability is important for confidently predicting RWM stable operating regions in ITER and other high performance tokamaks for disruption avoidance. Benchmarking the calculations of the Magnetohydrodynamic Resistive Spectrum—Kinetic (MARS-K) [Y. Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 112503 (2008)], Modification to Ideal Stability by Kinetic effects (MISK) [B. Hu et al., Phys. Plasmas 12, 057301 (2005)], and Perturbed Equilibrium Nonambipolar Transport (PENT) [N. Logan et al., Phys. Plasmas 20, 122507 (2013)] codes for two Solov'ev analytical equilibria and a projected ITER equilibrium has demonstrated good agreement between the codes. The important particle frequencies, the frequency resonance energy integral in which they are used, the marginally stable eigenfunctions, perturbed Lagrangians, and fluid growth rates are all generally consistent between the codes. The most important kinetic effect at low rotation is the resonance between the mode rotation and the trapped thermal particle's precession drift, and MARS-K, MISK, and PENT show good agreement in this term. The different ways the rational surface contribution was treated historically in the codes is identified as a source of disagreement in the bounce and transit resonance terms at higher plasma rotation. Calculations from all of the codes support the present understanding that RWM stability can be increased by kinetic effects at low rotation through precession drift resonance and at high rotation by bounce and transit resonances, while intermediate rotation can remain susceptible to instability. The applicability of benchmarked kinetic stability calculations to experimental results is demonstrated by the prediction of MISK calculations of near marginal growth rates for experimental marginal stability points from the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) [M. Ono et al., Nucl. Fusion 40, 557 (2000)].
The early American motion picture industry: promoting American cultural hegemony
Wier, Theresa Joanne
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
THE EARLY AMERICAN MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY: PROMOTING AMERICAN CULTURAL HEGEMONY A thesis by THERESA JOANNE WIER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTERS OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Geography THE EARLY AMERICAN MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY: PROMOTING AMERICAN CULTURAL HEGEMONY A Thesis by THERESA JOANNE WIER Submitted to the Texas AI(rM University in partial fulfillment...
Motion of the planets: the calculation and visualization in Mathcad
Ochkov, Valery
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This article describes use of Mathcad mathematical package to solve problem of the motion of two, three and four material points under the influence of gravitational forces on the planar motion and in three-dimensional space. The limits of accuracy of numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations are discussed. Usual concept of Kepler hours with uneven movement arrows illustrates Kepler's second law. Mathcad animation tools are used to illustrate solutions and links with animations are provided.
Scour around a circular pile due to oscillatory wave motion
Wells, Donald Raymond
1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
( COLEMAN ) 10 authors. In general the committee on sedimentation has found many inconsistencies in critical velocities necessary for incipient motion and have concluded that when studying incipient motion critical shear stresses should be the governing...- city of the paddle arm on the flywheel. The period is varied through a variable rheostat that controls the speed of the flywheel. The rocker arms can be varied so as to vary the wave from a deep water wave to a shallow water wave. Wave heights...
Small mass asymptotic for the motion with vanishing friction
Mark Freidlin; Wenqing Hu; Alexander Wentzell
2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the small mass asymptotic (Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation) for the Langevin equation with a variable friction coefficient. The friction coefficient is assumed to be vanishing within certain region. We introduce a regularization for this problem and study the limiting motion for the 1-dimensional case and a multidimensional model problem. The limiting motion is a Markov process on a projected space. We specify the generator and boundary condition of this limiting Markov process and prove the convergence.
Roles of Dry Friction in Fluctuating Motion of Adiabatic Piston
Tomohiko G. Sano; Hisao Hayakawa
2014-03-08T23:59:59.000Z
The motion of an adiabatic piston under dry friction is investigated to clarify the roles of dry friction in non-equilibrium steady states. We clarify that dry friction can reverse the direction of the piston motion and causes a discontinuity or a cusp-like singularity for velocity distribution functions of the piston. We also show that the heat fluctuation relation is modified under dry friction.
Nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete structures subjected to ground motion
Abraham, Moises Alberto
1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
NONLINEAR BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO GROUND MOTION A Thesis by MOISES ALBERTO ABRAHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A 5 M U ni vers i ty in partial fulfillment of the requirement I...' or the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Civil Engineering NONLINEAR BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO GROUND MOTION A Thesis by MOISES ALBERTO ABRAHAM Approved as to style and content by: James . organ (Chair...
Chemical and kinetic equilibrations via radiative parton transport
Bin Zhang; Warner A. Wortman
2011-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
A hot and dense partonic system can be produced in the early stage of a relativistic heavy ion collision. How it equilibrates is important for the extraction of Quark-Gluon Plasma properties. We study the chemical and kinetic equilibrations of the Quark-Gluon Plasma using a radiative transport model. Thermal and Color-Glass-Condensate motivated initial conditions are used. We observe that screened parton interactions always lead to partial pressure isotropization. Different initial pressure anisotropies result in the same asymptotic evolution. Comparison of evolutions with and without radiative processes shows that chemical equilibration interacts with kinetic equilibration and radiative processes can contribute significantly to pressure isotropization.
Infrared absorption spectroscopy and chemical kinetics of free radicals
Curl, R.F.; Glass, G.P. [Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This research is directed at the detection, monitoring, and study of chemical kinetic behavior by infrared absorption spectroscopy of small free radical species thought to be important intermediates in combustion. During the last year, infrared kinetic spectroscopy using excimer laser flash photolysis and color-center laser probing has been employed to study the high resolution spectrum of HCCN, the rate constant of the reaction between ethynyl (C{sub 2}H) radical and H{sub 2} in the temperature region between 295 and 875 K, and the recombination rate of propargyl (CH{sub 2}CCH) at room temperature.
A coke oven model including thermal decomposition kinetics of tar
Munekane, Fuminori; Yamaguchi, Yukio [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Yokohama (Japan); Tanioka, Seiichi [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Sakaide (Japan)
1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
A new one-dimensional coke oven model has been developed for simulating the amount and the characteristics of by-products such as tar and gas as well as coke. This model consists of both heat transfer and chemical kinetics including thermal decomposition of coal and tar. The chemical kinetics constants are obtained by estimation based on the results of experiments conducted to investigate the thermal decomposition of both coal and tar. The calculation results using the new model are in good agreement with experimental ones.
Spectroscopy and kinetics of combustion gases at high temperatures
Hanson, R.K.; Bowman, C.T. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This program involves two complementary activities: (1) development and application of cw ring dye laser absorption methods for sensitive detection of radical species and measurement of fundamental spectroscopic parameters at high temperatures; and (2) shock tube studies of reaction kinetics relevant to combustion. Species currently under investigation in the spectroscopic portion of the research include NO and CH{sub 3}; this has necessitated the continued operated at wavelengths in the range 210-230 nm. Shock tube studies of reaction kinetics currently are focussed on reactions involving CH{sub 3} radicals.
Particle Motion and Perturbed Dynamical System in Warped Product Spacetimes
Pinaki Bhattacharya; Sarbari Guha
2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we have used the dynamical systems analysis to study the dynamics of a five-dimensional universe in the form of a warped product spacetime with a spacelike dynamic extra dimension. We have decomposed the geodesic equations to get the motion along the extra dimension and have studied the associated dynamical system when the cross-diagonal element of the Einstein tensor vanishes, and also when it is non-vanishing. In the first case, introducing the concept of an energy function along the phase path in terms of the extra-dimensional coordinate, we have examined how the energy function depends on the warp factor. The energy function has been used as a measure of the amount of perturbation caused by a brane displacement. Geometrically the effect of brane displacement is manifested in terms of a coordinate translation along the extra dimension, thereby producing a change in the geodesic motion along the extra dimension in the region close to the brane. Then we studied the geodesic motion under a conventional metric perturbation in the form of homothetic motion and conformal motion and examined the nature of critical points for a Mashhoon-Wesson-type metric. Finally we investigated the motion for null and timelike geodesics under the condition when the cross-diagonal element of the Einstein tensor is non-vanishing and examined the effects of perturbation on the critical points of the dynamical system.
Proper Motion Study of the Magellanic Clouds using SPM material
Katherine, Vieira; William, van Altena; Norbert, Zacharias; Dana, Casetti-Dinescu; Vladimir, Korchagin; Imants, Platais; David, Monet; Carlos, Lopez
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Absolute proper motions are determined for stars and galaxies to V=17.5 over a 450 square-degree area that encloses both Magellanic Clouds. The proper motions are based on photographic and CCD observations of the Yale/San Juan Southern Proper Motion program, which span over a baseline of 40 years. Multiple, local relative proper motion measures are combined in an overlap solution using photometrically selected Galactic Disk stars to define a global relative system that is then transformed to absolute using external galaxies and Hipparcos stars to tie into the ICRS. The resulting catalog of 1.4 million objects is used to derive the mean absolute proper motions of the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Small Magellanic Cloud; $(\\mu_\\alpha\\cos\\delta,\\mu_\\delta)_{LMC}=(1.89,+0.39)\\pm (0.27,0.27)\\;\\;\\{mas yr}^{-1}$ and $(\\mu_\\alpha\\cos\\delta,\\mu_\\delta)_{SMC}=(0.98,-1.01)\\pm (0.30,0.29)\\;\\;\\{mas yr}^{-1}$. These mean motions are based on best-measured samples of 3822 LMC stars and 964 SMC stars. A dominant portion (0....
Khodavirdi, Khatereh
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
K. Irikura, H.K. Thio, P.G. Somerville, Y. Fukushima, and Y.Fukushima. “Attenuation relations of strong ground motion incatastrophic damage at the Fukushima nuclear power plant,
Statistical Analysis of Protein Folding Kinetics Aaron R. Dinner
Dinner, Aaron
Statistical Analysis of Protein Folding Kinetics Aaron R. Dinner , Sung-Sau So ˇ , and Martin and theoretical studies over several years have led to the emergence of a unified general mechanism for protein folding that serves as a framework for the design and interpretation of research in this area [1
Detailed chemical kinetic oxidation mechanism for a biodiesel surrogate
Herbinet, O; Pitz, W J; Westbrook, C K
2007-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism has been developed and used to study the oxidation of methyl decanoate, a surrogate for biodiesel fuels. This model has been built by following the rules established by Curran et al. for the oxidation of n-heptane and it includes all the reactions known to be pertinent to both low and high temperatures. Computed results have been compared with methyl decanoate experiments in an engine and oxidation of rapeseed oil methyl esters in a jet stirred reactor. An important feature of this mechanism is its ability to reproduce the early formation of carbon dioxide that is unique to biofuels and due to the presence of the ester group in the reactant. The model also predicts ignition delay times and OH profiles very close to observed values in shock tube experiments fueled by n-decane. These model capabilities indicate that large n-alkanes can be good surrogates for large methyl esters and biodiesel fuels to predict overall reactivity, but some kinetic details, including early CO{sub 2} production from biodiesel fuels, can be predicted only by a detailed kinetic mechanism for a true methyl ester fuel. The present methyl decanoate mechanism provides a realistic kinetic tool for simulation of biodiesel fuels.
Enzyme Kinetics: Theory and Practice Alistair Rogers and Yves Gibon
Rogers, Alistair
to the right, and the reverse reaction is infinitesimally small. We can define the reaction rate or velocity (v Enzymes, like all positive catalysts, dramatically increase the rate of a given reaction. Enzyme kinetics is principally concerned with the measurement and math- ematical description of this reaction rate and its
Kinetic Energy Is Important in the Nanoscale World Frank Rioux
Rioux, Frank
that a is the best trial function of the three because it gives the lowest total energy, the primary criterionKinetic Energy Is Important in the Nanoscale World Frank Rioux Department of Chemistry College phenomena found in textbooks are expressed in terms of potential-energy-only (PEO) models. Inclusion
Detailed chemical kinetic oxidation mechanism for a biodiesel surrogate
Herbinet, O; Pitz, W J; Westbrook, C K
2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism has been developed and used to study the oxidation of methyl decanoate, a surrogate for biodiesel fuels. This model has been built by following the rules established by Curran et al. for the oxidation of n-heptane and it includes all the reactions known to be pertinent to both low and high temperatures. Computed results have been compared with methyl decanoate experiments in an engine and oxidation of rapeseed oil methyl esters in a jet stirred reactor. An important feature of this mechanism is its ability to reproduce the early formation of carbon dioxide that is unique to biofuels and due to the presence of the ester group in the reactant. The model also predicts ignition delay times and OH profiles very close to observed values in shock tube experiments fueled by n-decane. These model capabilities indicate that large n-alkanes can be good surrogates for large methyl esters and biodiesel fuels to predict overall reactivity, but some kinetic details, including early CO2 production from biodiesel fuels, can be predicted only by a detailed kinetic mechanism for a true methyl ester fuel. The present methyl decanoate mechanism provides a realistic kinetic tool for simulation of biodiesel fuels.
Modeling the Kinetics of Bimolecular Reactions Antonio Fernandez-Ramos
Truhlar, Donald G
-dependent energy transfer processes. The section on thermal reactions has a heavy emphasis on (generalized-Phase Thermal Reactions 4518 2.1. Thermodynamics: Enthalpies and Free Energies of Reaction 4518 2.2. Kinetics 4520 2.2.1. Arrhenius Parameters and Free Energy of Activation 4520 2.2.2. Collision Theory 4521 2
Pyrolysis kinetics of Melon (Citrullus colocynthis L.) seed husk
Nyakuma, Bemgba Bevan
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study is aimed at investigating the thermochemical fuel characteristics and kinetic decomposition of melon seed husks (MSH) under inert (pyrolysis) conditions. The calorific value, elemental composition, proximate analyses and thermal kinetics of MSH was examined. The kinetic parameters; activation energy E and frequency factor A for MSH decomposition under pyrolysis conditions were determined using the Kissinger and isoconversional Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO) methods. The values of E for MSH ranged from 146.81 to 296 kJ/mol at degrees of conversion {\\alpha} = 0.15 to 0.60 for FWO. The decomposition of MSH process was fastest at {\\alpha} = 0.15 and slowest at {\\alpha} = 0.60 with average E and A values of 192.96 kJ/mol and 2.86 x 1026 min-1, respectively at correlation values of 0.9847. The kinetic values of MSH using the Kissinger method are E = 161.26 kJ/mol and frequency factor, A = 2.08 x 1010 min-1 with the correlation value, R2 = 0.9958. The results indicate that MSH possesses important characteristics ...
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #1
Groth, Clinton P. T.
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #1 1. A hypersonic wind tunnel is contructed so such that the mean free path, , is given by the expression = 16µ 5 1 2RT , where R is the ideal gas constant and p space and the length of each side of the cube is 4v. (a) Obtain an expression for the normalized
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #1
Groth, Clinton P. T.
AER1301: KINETIC THEORY OF GASES Assignment #1 1. A hypersonic wind tunnel is contructed so spheres during collisions such that the mean free path, #21;, is given by the expression #21; = 16#22; 5 of the cube is 4v Ć . (a) Obtain an expression for the normalized velocity distribution function, f(v). (b
Kinetic and electromagnetic transport processes in toroidal devices
Moses, R.W.; Schoenberg, K.F.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A brief review of transport processes in toroidal devices is presented. Particular attention is given to radial transport of power by the Poynting's vector and kinetic electron flow. This work is primarily focused on the Reversed Field Pinch (RFP) which holds the added complexity of a dynamo process that sustains poloidal current in the edge region, where the toroidal field is reversed. The experimental observation of superthermal unidirectional electrons in the plasma edge of ZT-40M and HBTX1C is noted, and the rapid, nonclassical ion heating in RFPs is taken account of. Radial transport parallel to fluctuating magnetic field lines is deemed a likely candidate for both electromagnetic and kinetic energy transport. Two models are discussed and compared. It is concluded that electromagnetic transport using a local Ohm's law best describes nonclassical ion heating, and the transport of kinetic energy by long mean free path electrons best represents the half-Maxwellian of electrons observed in the edge of several RFPs. A nonlocal Ohm's law is essential for the kinetic electron model. 18 refs.
Kinetic Controls on Cu and Pb Sorption by Ferrihydrite
Sparks, Donald L.
time. To determine key factors controlling the kinetics, we measured Cu and Pb uptake as a function that the surfaces of primary particles with diameters of only a few nanometers are accessible even after aggregation ferrihydrite aggregates or the branched structure of primary ferrihydrite particles. Consequently, they fitted
Optimization of a Microfluidic Mixer for Studying Protein Folding Kinetics
Santiago, Juan G.
Optimization of a Microfluidic Mixer for Studying Protein Folding Kinetics David E. Hertzog with numerical simulations to minimize the mixing time of a microfluidic mixer developed for protein folding reported continuous flow mixer for protein folding. Fast events in protein folding often occur
Femtomole Mixer for Microsecond Kinetic Studies of Protein Folding
Michalet, Xavier
Femtomole Mixer for Microsecond Kinetic Studies of Protein Folding David E. Hertzog,, Xavier a microfluidic mixer for studying protein folding and other reactions with a mixing time of 8 µs and sample) measurements of single-stranded DNA. We also demon- strate the feasibility of measuring fast protein folding
Generalised hydrodynamic reductions of the kinetic equation for soliton gas
Generalised hydrodynamic reductions of the kinetic equation for soliton gas Gennady A. El1 , Maxim of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 53 Leninskij Prospekt, Moscow, Russia 3 Laboratory of Geometric, Moscow, Russia 4 Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 47 pr. Nauky
Kinetic model for nitric oxide formation during pulverized coal combustion
Mitchell, J.W.; Tarbell, J.M.
1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
A mathematical model of NO formation during pulverised coal combustion was developed from a proposed kinetic mechanism involving 12 overall chemical reactions. Most significantly, the model describes the complex conversion of coal bound nitrogen compounds to NO during combustion. The predictions of the model compare favourably with literature data and are in qualitative agreement with trends observed in practical coal combustion.
Kinetics of hyperpolarized 13 C1-pyruvate transport
Frydman, Lucio
and their metabolic products, whereas gradient-based techniques can localize the spatial source of these spectralKinetics of hyperpolarized 13 C1-pyruvate transport and metabolism in living human breast cancer) Metabolic fluxes can serve as specific biomarkers for detecting malignant transformations, tumor progression
Kinetic Modeling of Counterflow Diffusion Flames of Butadiene
Senkan, Selim M.
Kinetic Modeling of Counterflow Diffusion Flames of Butadiene SILVIA GRANATA, TIZIANO FARAVELLI structures of counterflow diffusion and fuel-rich premixed 1,3-butadiene flames, to better understand the need for improved models and also the opportunity of new experiments of butadiene oxidation
Computational Modeling of Pancreatic Cancer Reveals Kinetics of Metastasis
Theory Computational Modeling of Pancreatic Cancer Reveals Kinetics of Metastasis Suggesting and size distribution of metas- tases as well as patient survival. These findings were validated death and one of the most aggressive malignancies in humans, with a five-year relative survival rate
Hydrogen pickup measurements in zirconium alloys: Relation to oxidation kinetics
Motta, Arthur T.
Hydrogen pickup measurements in zirconium alloys: Relation to oxidation kinetics Adrien Couet a 2014 a b s t r a c t The optimization of zirconium-based alloys used for nuclear fuel cladding aims. To measure hydrogen concentrations in zirconium alloys two techniques have been used: a destructive technique
DNA Computing Complexity Analysis Using DNA/DNA Hybridization Kinetics
DNA Computing Complexity Analysis Using DNA/DNA Hybridization Kinetics SooYong Shin 1 , Eun Jeong the complexity of DNA computing. The complexity of any computational algorithm is typically measured in terms of time and space. In DNA computing, the time complexity can be measured by the total reaction time
DNA Computing Complexity Analysis Using DNA/DNA Hybridization Kinetics
DNA Computing Complexity Analysis Using DNA/DNA Hybridization Kinetics Soo-Yong Shin1 , Eun Jeong of DNA computing. The complexity of any computational algorithm is typically measured in terms of time and space. In DNA computing, the time complexity can be measured by the total reaction time
Desorption Kinetics of Methanol, Ethanol, and Water from Graphene
Smith, R. Scott; Matthiesen, Jesper; Kay, Bruce D.
2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z
The desorption kinetics of methanol, ethanol, and water from graphene covered Pt(111) are investigated. The temperature programmed desorption (TPD) spectra for both methanol and ethanol have well-resolved first, second, third, and multilayer layer desorption peaks. The alignment of the leading edges is consistent with zero-order desorption kinetics from all layers. In contrast, for water the first and second layers are not resolved. At low water coverages (< 1 ML) the initial desorption leading edges are aligned but then fall out of alignment at higher temperatures. For thicker water layers (10 to 100 ML), the desorption leading edges are in alignment throughout the desorption of the film. The coverage dependence of the desorption behavoir suggests that at low water coverages the non-alignment of the desorption leading edges is due to water dewetting from the graphene substrate. Kinetic simulations reveal that the experimental results are consistent with zero-order desorption. The simulations also show that fractional order desorption kinetics would be readily apparent in the experimental TPD spectra.
PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Design of Flexible Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms
Androulakis, Ioannis (Yannis)
PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Design of Flexible Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms Avinash R. Sirdeshpande and Marianthi G. Ierapetritou Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State UniversityMobil Research and Engineering, Annandale, NJ 08801 Reduced mechanisms are often used in place of detailed
Hydrogen pickup measurements in zirconium alloys: Relation to oxidation kinetics
Motta, Arthur T.
Hydrogen pickup measurements in zirconium alloys: Relation to oxidation kinetics Adrien Couet a to reduce hydrogen pickup during operation, and the associated cladding degradation. The present study focuses on precisely and accurately measuring hydrogen pickup fraction for a set of alloys to specifically
Kinetics of gene derepression by ERK signaling , Nria Samperb
Shvartsman, Stanislav "Stas"
Kinetics of gene derepression by ERK signaling Bomyi Lima , NĂşria Samperb , Hang Luc , Christine February 25, 2013) ERK controls gene expression in development, but mechanisms that link ERK activation to study transcriptional interpretation of ERK signaling during Dro- sophila embryogenesis, at a stage when
The QSSA in Chemical Kinetics: As Taught and as Practiced
Craciun, Gheorghe
. Rawlings, and Gheorghe Craciun Abstract Chemical mechanisms for even simple reaction networks involve manyThe QSSA in Chemical Kinetics: As Taught and as Practiced Casian Pantea, Ankur Gupta, James B to the main reactants and products, present in larger concentrations. The chemical mechanism also often
Kinetic Model Reduction using Integer and Semi-infinite Programming
of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Abstract In this work an optimization-based approach to kinetic model Submitted to the Department of Chemical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering at the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Thermal Decomposition of Natural Fibers: Global Kinetic Modeling with Nonisothermal
with consideration of fiber as one pseudocomponent. Ma´lek method with activation energy values previously obtainedThermal Decomposition of Natural Fibers: Global Kinetic Modeling with Nonisothermal.interscience.wiley.com). ABSTRACT: The modeling of thermal decomposition process of ten natural fibers commonly used in polymer
The Inverse Kinetics Method and PID Compensation of the
spent working with me to understand the nuclear reactor theory. Additional thanks to Dr. Parma for all.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.2 Nuclear Reaction TheoryThe Inverse Kinetics Method and PID Compensation of the Annular Core Research Reactor by Benjamin
KINETICS OF TOLUENE DEGRADATION BY DENITRIFYING AQUIFER MICROORGANISMS
Alvarez, Pedro J.
KINETICS OF TOLUENE DEGRADATION BY DENITRIFYING AQUIFER MICROORGANISMS By PedroJ. J. Alvarezfl been reported for toluene degradation by indigenous denitrifying microorganisms from aquifers for bioreme- diation of hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifers has been receiving attention (Anid et al. 1993
Electron beam kinetics: numerical results Discussion of the experiments
Zharkova, Valentina V.
Electron beam kinetics: numerical results Discussion of the experiments In all the experiments the first set of Figures presents the differential energy spectra dN/dE for electron beams at a given depth presents the beam's mean electron flux. For comparison all the results for Experiments 1-3 are presented
Kinetics of inactivation of indicator pathogens during thermophilic anaerobic digestion
Kinetics of inactivation of indicator pathogens during thermophilic anaerobic digestion Sudeep C Thermophilic anaerobic digestion Pathogen inactivation Ascaris suum Helminth eggs Poliovirus Enteric viruses a b s t r a c t Thermophilic anaerobic sludge digestion is a promising process to divert waste
Jozef Klacka
2002-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistically covariant form of equation of motion for real particle (body) under the action of electromagnetic radiation is derived. Equation of motion in the proper frame of the particle uses the radiation pressure cross section 3 $\\times$ 3 matrix. Obtained covariant equation of motion is compared with another covariant equation of motion which was presented more than one year ago.
Selection of Ground Motion Prediction Equations for the Global Earthquake Model
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 Selection of Ground Motion Prediction Equations for the Global Earthquake Model Jonathan P are developed. Keywords: Engineering seismology, ground-motion prediction, site effects, Global Earthquake Model.EERI, and Peter J. Stafford, h) M.EERI Ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs) relate ground-motion intensity
Bucci, David J.
Bistable illusory rebound motion: Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging of perceptual of a recently discovered visual illusion that we call Fillusory rebound motion_ (IRM) are described. This illusion is remarkable because motion is perceived in the absence of any net motion energy in the stimulus
1 Introduction The perception of motion transparency can arise from physically transparent objects,
Vaina, Lucia M.
of efficiencyöthe ratio of human to model performanceöreflects changes in how motion stimuli are being processed
An Ultra-Low-Power Human Body Motion Sensor Using Static Electric Field Sensing
Hunt, Galen
An Ultra-Low-Power Human Body Motion Sensor Using Static Electric Field Sensing Gabe Cohn1 an ultra-low-power method for pas- sively sensing body motion using static electric fields by measuring to infer the amount and type of body motion anywhere on the body and demonstrate an ultra-low-power motion
Kinetic isotope and trace element partitioning during calcite precipitation from aqueous solution
Nielsen, Laura Christina
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
new overall reaction kinetic expression. Geochim. Cosmochim.a more typical expression for ? st , where the step kineticexpression reduces to the DePaolo (2011) macroscopic model of kinetic
Zhigilei, Leonid V.
MSE 3050, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials, Leonid Zhigilei Review of classical thermodynamics Fundamental Laws, Properties and Processes (1) First Law - Energy Balance Thermodynamic functions material in any other textbook on thermodynamics #12;MSE 3050, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
Rein, Guillermo; Lautenberger, Chris; Fernandez-Pello, Carlos; Torero, Jose L; Urban, David
In this work, the kinetic parameters governing the thermal and oxidative degradation of flexible polyurethane foam are determined using thermogravimetric data and a genetic algorithm. These kinetic parameters are needed ...
Jester-Weinstein, Jack (Jack L.)
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The design process for an experimental platform measuring reaction kinetics in a chemical looping combustion (CLC) process is documented and justified. To enable an experiment designed to characterize the reaction kinetics ...
Lu, Chang
Characterizing osmotic lysis kinetics under microfluidic hydrodynamic focusing for erythrocyte microfluidic tool for examining erythrocyte fragility based on characterizing osmotic lysis kinetics deformability include osmotic fragility tests,1820 filtration,21,22 ektacytometry,2325 rheoscopy,26
Han, Joseph Hsiao-Tien
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Fundamental Kinetic Modeling (FKM) method is able to use a growing amount of elementary kinetic rate constant data to simulate industrial reactions and therefore gain insight and predictive capabilities beyond those of traditional empirical...
Crystallization Kinetics and Excess Free Energy of H2O and D2O...
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Crystallization Kinetics and Excess Free Energy of H2O and D2O Nanoscale Films of Amorphous Solid Water. Crystallization Kinetics and Excess Free Energy of H2O and D2O Nanoscale...
Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks for Kinetic Separation of Propane and David H. Olson,
Li, Jing
Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks for Kinetic Separation of Propane and Propene Kunhao Li, David H the first examples of MMOFs that are capable of kinetic separation of propane and propene (propylene), which
A kinetic-MHD model for low frequency phenomena
Cheng, C.Z.
1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A hybrid kinetic-MHD model for describing low-frequency phenomena in high beta anisotropic plasmas that consist of two components: a low energy core component and an energetic component with low density. The kinetic-MHD model treats the low energy core component by magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description, the energetic component by kinetic approach such as the gyrokinetic equation, and the coupling between the dynamics of these two components through plasma pressure in the momentum equation. The kinetic-MHD model optimizes both the physics contents and the theoretical efforts in studying low frequency MHD waves and transport phenomena in general magnetic field geometries, and can be easily modified to include the core plasma kinetic effects if necessary. It is applicable to any magnetized collisionless plasma system where the parallel electric field effects are negligibly small. In the linearized limit two coupled eigenmode equations for describing the coupling between the transverse Alfven type and the compressional Alfven type waves are derived. The eigenmode equations are identical to those derived from the full gyrokinetic equation in the low frequency limit and were previously analyzed both analytically nd numerically to obtain the eigenmode structure of the drift mirror instability which explains successfully the multi-satellite observation of antisymmetric field-aligned structure of the compressional magnetic field of Pc 5 waves in the magnetospheric ring current plasma. Finally, a quadratic form is derived to demonstrate the stability of the low-frequency transverse and compressional Alfven type instabilities in terms of the pressure anisotropy parameter {tau} and the magnetic field curvature-pressure gradient parameter. A procedure for determining the stability of a marginally stable MHD wave due to wave-particle resonances is also presented.
Eirin Lopez, Jose Maria
empaque- - tario en el núcleo celular. Sin embargo, su papel excede con también el metabolismo del for- mar un dímero necesario para empaquetar el ADN en el núcleo celular. Las histonas proporcionan la
Thirumalai, Devarajan
Protein folding kinetics: timescales, pathways and energy landscapes in terms of sequence and theoretical studies have revealed that protein folding kinetics can be quite complex and diverse depending theoretical understanding of the kinetics of protein folding [18]. The general scenarios that have emerged
Latombe, Jean-Claude
Using Stochastic Roadmap Simulation to Predict Experimental Quantities in Protein Folding Kinetics for studying protein folding kinetics. It uses the recently intro- duced Stochastic Roadmap Simulation (SRS validate the SRS method and indicate its potential as a general tool for studying protein folding kinetics
Nested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales
Li, Tiejun
August 2006 Abstract We present an efficient numerical algorithm for simulating chemical kinetic systemsNested stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical kinetic systems with multiple time scales of the original SSA. Our analysis of such multi-scale chemical kinetic systems allows us to identify the slow
EXPLICIT, IMPLICIT AND PARAMETRIC INVARIANT MANIFOLDS FOR MODEL REDUCTION IN CHEMICAL KINETICS
), Russia e-mail: hsablem@yahoo.com #12;Abstract Many systems studied in chemical kinetics can be posedEXPLICIT, IMPLICIT AND PARAMETRIC INVARIANT MANIFOLDS FOR MODEL REDUCTION IN CHEMICAL KINETICS and parametric invariant manifolds for model reduction in chemical kinetics V. Sobolev and E. Shchepakina
Edinburgh Research Explorer A rule-based kinetic model of RNA polymerase II C-terminal
Millar, Andrew J.
phosphorylation Citation for published version: Aitken, S, Alexander, RD & Beggs, JD 2013, 'A rule-based kinetic. Interface Stuart Aitken, Ross D. Alexander and Jean D. Beggs domain phosphorylation A rule-based kinetic.royalsocietypublishing.org Research Cite this article: Aitken S, Alexander RD, Beggs JD. 2013 A rule-based kinetic model of RNA
Consistency of equations of motion in conformal frames
J. R. Morris
2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
Four dimensional scalar-tensor theory is considered within two conformal frames, the Jordan frame (JF) and the Einstein frame (EF). The actions for the theory are equivalent and equations of motion can be obtained from each action. It is found that the JF equations of motion, expressed in terms of EF variables, translate directly into and agree with the EF equations of motion obtained from the EF action, provided that certain simple consistency conditions are satisfied, which is always the case. The implication is that a solution set obtained in one conformal frame can be reliably translated into a solution set for the other frame, and therefore the two frames are, at least, mathematically equivalent.
High-speed quantum memory with thermal motion of atoms
K. Tikhonov; T. Golubeva; Yu. Golubev
2015-02-26T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the influence of atomic thermal motion on the efficiency of multimode quantum memory in two configurations: over the free expand of atoms cooled beforehand in a magneto-optical trap, and over complete mixing of atoms in a closed cell at room temperature. We consider the high-speed quantum memory, and assume that writing and retrieval are short enough, and the displacements of atoms during these stages are negligibly small. At the same time we take in account thermal motion during the storage time, which, as well known, must be much longer than durations of all the other memory processes for successful application of memory cell in communication and computation. We will analyze this influence in terms of eigenmodes of the full memory cycle and show that distortion of the eigenmodes, caused by thermal motion, leads to the efficiency reduction. We will demonstrate, that in the multimode memory this interconnection has complicated character.
Stirling engine power control and motion conversion mechanism
Marks, David T. (Birmingham, MI)
1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A motion conversion device for converting between the reciprocating motion of the pistons in a Stirling engine and the rotating motion of its output shaft, and for changing the stroke and phase of the pistons, includes a lever pivoted at one end and having a cam follower at the other end. The piston rod engages the lever intermediate its ends and the cam follower engages a cam keyed to the output shaft. The lever pivot can be moved to change the length of the moment arm defined between the cam follower and the piston rod the change the piston stroke and force exerted on the cam, and the levers can be moved in opposite directions to change the phase between pistons.
Friction and the oscillatory motion of granular flows
Lydie Staron
2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z
This contribution reports on numerical simulations of 2D granular flows on erodible beds. The broad aim is to investigate whether simple flows of model granular matter exhibits spontaneous oscillatory motion in generic flow conditions, and in this case, whether the frictional properties of the contacts between grains may affect the existence or the characteristics of this oscillatory motion. The analysis of different series of simulations show that the flow develops an oscillatory motion with a well-defined frequency which increases like the inverse of the velocity's square root. We show that the oscillation is essentially a surface phenomena. The amplitude of the oscillation is higher for lower volume fractions, and can thus be related to the flow velocity and grains friction properties. The study of the influence of the periodic geometry of the simulation cell shows no significant effect. These results are discussed in relation to sonic sands.
Projectile transverse motion and stability in electromagnetic induction launchers
Shokair, I.R.
1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The transverse motion of a projectile in an electromagnetic induction launcher is considered. The equations of motion for translation and rotation are derived assuming a rigid projectile and a flyway restoring force per unit length that is proportional to the local displacement. Linearized transverse forces and torques due to energized coils are derived for displaced or tilted armature elements based on a first order perturbation method. The resulting equations of motion for a rigid projectile composed of multiple elements in a multi-coil launcher are analyzed as a coupled oscillator system of equations and a simple linear stability condition is derived. The equations of motion are incorporated into the 2-D Slingshot circuit code and numerical solutions for the transverse motion are obtained. For a launcher with a 10 cm bore radius with a 40 cm long solid armature, we find that stability is achieved with a restoring force (per unit length) constant of k {approx} 1 {times} 10{sup 8} N/m{sup 2}. For k = 1.5 {times} 10{sup 8} N/m{sup 2} and sample coil misalignment modeled as a sine wave of 1 mm amplitude at wavelengths of one or two meters, the projectile displacement grows to a maximum of 4 mm. This growth is due to resonance between the natural frequency of the projectile transverse motion and the coil displacement wavelength. This resonance does not persist because of the changing axial velocity. Random coil displacement is also found to cause roughly the same projectile displacement. For the maximum displacement a rough estimate of the transverse pressure is 50 bars. Results for a wound armature with uniform current density throughout show very similar displacements.
Motion planning algorithms for a group of mobile agents
Lal, Mayank
2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
stream_source_info Lal.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 110239 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name Lal.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 MOTION PLANNING ALGORITHMS FOR A GROUP OF MOBILE... AGENTS A Dissertation by MAYANK LAL Submitted to the O–ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulflllment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2008 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering MOTION PLANNING...
A Pore Scale Evaluation of the Kinetics of Mineral Dissolution and Precipitation Reactions (EMSI)
Steefel, Carl I.
2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The chief goals for CEKA are to (1) collect and synthesize molecular-level kinetic data into a coherent framework that can be used to predict time evolution of environmental processes over a range of temporal and spatial scales; (2) train a cohort of talented and diverse students to work on kinetic problems at multiple scales; (3) develop and promote the use of new experimental techniques in environmental kinetics; (4) develop and promote the use of new modeling tools to conceptualize reaction kinetics in environmental systems; and (5) communicate our understanding of issues related to environmental kinetics and issues of scale to the broader scientific community and to the public.
Kinetic approaches to particle acceleration at cosmic ray modified shocks
Elena Amato; Pasquale Blasi; Stefano Gabici
2008-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic approaches provide an effective description of the process of particle acceleration at shock fronts and allow to take into account the dynamical reaction of the accelerated particles as well as the amplification of the turbulent magnetic field as due to streaming instability. The latter does in turn affect the maximum achievable momentum and thereby the acceleration process itself, in a chain of causality which is typical of non-linear systems. Here we provide a technical description of two of these kinetic approaches and show that they basically lead to the same conclusions. In particular we discuss the effects of shock modification on the spectral shape of the accelerated particles, on the maximum momentum, on the thermodynamic properties of the background fluid and on the escaping and advected fluxes of accelerated particles.
Proton Kinetic Effects in Vlasov and Solar Wind Turbulence
Servidio, S; Valentini, F; Perrone, D; Califano, F; Chapman, S; Matthaeus, W H; Veltri, P
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Kinetic plasma processes have been investigated in the framework of solar wind turbulence, employing Hybrid Vlasov-Maxwell (HVM) simulations. The dependency of proton temperature anisotropy T_{\\perp}/T_{\\parallel} on the parallel plasma beta \\beta_{\\parallel}, commonly observed in spacecraft data, has been recovered using an ensemble of HVM simulations. By varying plasma parameters, such as plasma beta and fluctuation level, the simulations explore distinct regions of the parameter space given by T_{\\perp}/T_{\\parallel} and \\beta_{\\parallel}, similar to solar wind sub-datasets. Moreover, both simulation and solar wind data suggest that temperature anisotropy is not only associated with magnetic intermittent events, but also with gradient-type structures in the flow and in the density. This connection between non-Maxwellian kinetic effects and various types of intermittency may be a key point for understanding the complex nature of plasma turbulence.
High-energy interactions in Kinetic Inductance Detectors arrays
D'Addabbo, A; Goupy, J; Benoit, A; Bourrion, O; Catalano, A; Macias-Perez, J F; Monfardini, A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The impacts of Cosmic Rays on the detectors are a key problem for space-based missions. We are studying the effects of such interactions on arrays of Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KID), in order to adapt this technology for use on board of satellites. Before proposing a new technology such as the Kinetic Inductance Detectors for a space-based mission, the problem of the Cosmic Rays that hit the detectors during in-flight operation has to be studied in detail. We present here several tests carried out with KID exposed to radioactive sources, which we use to reproduce the physical interactions induced by primary Cosmic Rays, and we report the results obtained adopting different solutions in terms of substrate materials and array geometries. We conclude by outlining the main guidelines to follow for fabricating KID for space-based applications.
RESOLUTION OF URANIUM ISOTOPES WITH KINETIC PHOSPHORESCENCE ANALYSIS
Miley, Sarah M.; Hylden, Anne T.; Friese, Judah I.
2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This study was conducted to test the ability of the Chemchek™ Kinetic Phosphorescence Analyzer Model KPA-11 with an auto-sampler to resolve the difference in phosphorescent decay rates of several different uranium isotopes, and therefore identify the uranium isotope ratios present in a sample. Kinetic phosphorescence analysis (KPA) is a technique that provides rapid, accurate, and precise determination of uranium concentration in aqueous solutions. Utilizing a pulsed-laser source to excite an aqueous solution of uranium, this technique measures the phosphorescent emission intensity over time to determine the phosphorescence decay profile. The phosphorescence intensity at the onset of decay is proportional to the uranium concentration in the sample. Calibration with uranium standards results in the accurate determination of actual concentration of the sample. Different isotopes of uranium, however, have unique properties which should result in different phosphorescence decay rates seen via KPA. Results show that a KPA is capable of resolving uranium isotopes.
Nonequilibrium sensing and its analogy to kinetic proofreading
Hartich, David; Seifert, Udo
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
For a paradigmatic model of chemotaxis, we analyze the effect how a nonzero affinity driving receptors out of equilibrium affects sensitivity. This affinity arises whenever changes in receptor activity involve ATP hydrolysis. The sensitivity integrated over a ligand concentration range is shown to be enhanced by the affinity, providing a measure of how much energy consumption improves sensing. With this integrated sensitivity we can establish an intriguing analogy between sensing with nonequilibrium receptors and kinetic proofreading: the increase in integrated sensitivity is equivalent to the decrease of the error in kinetic proofreading. The influence of the occupancy of the receptor on the phosphorylation and dephosphorylation reaction rates is shown to be crucial for the relation between integrated sensitivity and affinity. This influence can even lead to a regime where a nonzero affinity decreases the integrated sensitivity, which corresponds to anti-proofreading.
Aagaard, B T; Graves, R W; Rodgers, A; Brocher, T M; Simpson, R W; Dreger, D; Petersson, N A; Larsen, S C; Ma, S; Jachens, R C
2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
We simulate long-period (T > 1.0-2.0 s) and broadband (T > 0.1 s) ground motions for 39 scenarios earthquakes (Mw 6.7-7.2) involving the Hayward, Calaveras, and Rodgers Creek faults. For rupture on the Hayward fault we consider the effects of creep on coseismic slip using two different approaches, both of which reduce the ground motions compared with neglecting the influence of creep. Nevertheless, the scenario earthquakes generate strong shaking throughout the San Francisco Bay area with about 50% of the urban area experiencing MMI VII or greater for the magnitude 7.0 scenario events. Long-period simulations of the 2007 Mw 4.18 Oakland and 2007 Mw 4.5 Alum Rock earthquakes show that the USGS Bay Area Velocity Model version 08.3.0 permits simulation of the amplitude and duration of shaking throughout the San Francisco Bay area, with the greatest accuracy in the Santa Clara Valley (San Jose area). The ground motions exhibit a strong sensitivity to the rupture length (or magnitude), hypocenter (or rupture directivity), and slip distribution. The ground motions display a much weaker sensitivity to the rise time and rupture speed. Peak velocities, peak accelerations, and spectral accelerations from the synthetic broadband ground motions are, on average, slightly higher than the Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) ground-motion prediction equations. We attribute at least some of this difference to the relatively narrow width of the Hayward fault ruptures. The simulations suggest that the Spudich and Chiou (2008) directivity corrections to the NGA relations could be improved by including a dependence on the rupture speed and increasing the areal extent of rupture directivity with period. The simulations also indicate that the NGA relations may under-predict amplification in shallow sedimentary basins.
Current drive by Alfv{acute e}n waves in elongated cross-section tokamak
Tsypin, V.S. [Institute of Physics, State University of Rio de Janeiro, 20550-013, Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)] [Institute of Physics, State University of Rio de Janeiro, 20550-013, Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Elfimov, A.G. [Physics Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Cx. Postal 20516 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Physics Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Cx. Postal 20516 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Nekrasov, F.M.; de Azevedo, C.A. [Institute of Physics, State University of Rio de Janeiro, 20550-013, Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)] [Institute of Physics, State University of Rio de Janeiro, 20550-013, Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); de Assis, A.S. [Institute of Mathematics-Group of Applied Mathematics, Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)] [Institute of Mathematics-Group of Applied Mathematics, Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The general approach to the Alfv{acute e}n wave current drive problem in tokamaks with elongated transverse cross-sections was considered in this paper. Model approximations are used to describe circulating and trapped particle dynamics. This approach gives the accuracy of some percents. The expressions for the time-averaged longitudinal current and the radio-frequency currents have been obtained. They are supposed to be useful for a further analytical and computational solution of this problem. As an example, kinetic Alfv{acute e}n waves are considered in this paper. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}
Fab 5: noncanonical kinetic gravity, self tuning, and cosmic acceleration
Appleby, Stephen A.; Linder, Eric V. [Institute for the Early Universe WCU, Ewha Womans University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Felice, Antonio De, E-mail: stephen.appleby@ewha.ac.kr, E-mail: adefelic@gmail.com, E-mail: evlinder@lbl.gov [ThEP's CRL, NEP, The Institute for Fundamental Study, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000 (Thailand)
2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate circumstances under which one can generalize Horndeski's most general scalar-tensor theory of gravity. Specifically we demonstrate that a nonlinear combination of purely kinetic gravity terms can give rise to an accelerating universe without the addition of extra propagating degrees of freedom on cosmological backgrounds, and exhibit self tuning to bring a large cosmological constant under control. This nonlinear approach leads to new properties that may be instructive for exploring the behaviors of gravity.
Tolman's law in linear irreversible thermodynamics: a kinetic theory approach
A. Sandoval-Villalbazo; A. L. Garcia-Perciante; D. Brun-Battistini
2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper it is shown that Tolman's law can be derived from relativistic kinetic theory applied to a simple fluid in a BGK-like approximation. Using this framework, it becomes clear that the contribution of the gravitational field can be viewed as a cross effect that resembles the so-called \\emph{Thomson effect} in irreversible thermodynamics. A proper generalization of Tolman's law in an inhomogeneous medium is formally established based on these grounds.
Mechanistic kinetic modeling of the hydrocracking of complex feedstocks
Kumar, Hans
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Gilbert F. Froment Rayford G. Anthony Committee Members... Kumar, B.E., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; M.S., Texas A&M University, College Station. Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Gilbert F. Froment Dr. Rayford G. Anthony Two separate mechanistic kinetic models have been developed...
A kinetic model for the liquefaction of Texas lignite
Haley, Sandra Kay
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the Wilcox formation was uti- lized. Previous dissolution studies were conducted with bituminous ard subbituminous coals mined in other states. Secondly, the methods This thesis follows the style of the AIChE Journal. of analysis employed on the reaction... conditions, coal characteristics, catalyst effects), others delved into the kinetics and attempted to model their systems. Wiser (1968) utilized a Utah high-volatile bituminous coal and conducted thermal dissolution studies at temperatures ranging from...
Drift kinetic Alfvén wave in temperature anisotropic plasma
Naim, Hafsa, E-mail: roohi-phy@yahoo.com; Bashir, M. F. [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan) [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Murtaza, G. [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)] [Salam Chair in Physics, G. C. University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)
2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
By using the gyrokinetic theory, the kinetic Alfvén waves (KAWs) are discussed to emphasize the drift effects through the density inhomogeneity and the temperature anisotropy on their dispersion characteristics. The dependence of stabilization mechanism of the drift-Alfvén wave instability on the temperature anisotropy is highlighted. The estimate of the growth rate and the threshold condition for a wide range of parameters are also discussed.
Adiabatic trapping in coupled kinetic Alfven-acoustic waves
Shah, H. A.; Ali, Z. [Department of Physics, G.C. University, 54000 Lahore (Pakistan); Masood, W. [COMSATS, Institute of Information Technology, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan); National Centre for Physics (NCP), Shahdara Valley Road, 44000 Islamabad (Pakistan); Theoretical Plasma Physics Division, P. O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)
2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the present work, we have discussed the effects of adiabatic trapping of electrons on obliquely propagating Alfven waves in a low {beta} plasma. Using the two potential theory and employing the Sagdeev potential approach, we have investigated the existence of arbitrary amplitude coupled kinetic Alfven-acoustic solitary waves in both the sub and super Alfvenic cases. The results obtained have been analyzed and presented graphically and can be applied to regions of space where the low {beta} assumption holds true.
Kinetic Modeling and Assessment of Lime Pretreatment of Poplar Wood
Sierra Ramirez, Rocio
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
biomass is one of the most promising feedstocks for producing biofuels through fermentation processes. Among lignocellulose choices, poplar wood is appealing because of high energy potential, above-average carbon mitigation potential, fast growth... KINETIC MODELING AND ASSESSMENT OF LIME PRETREATMENT OF POPLAR WOOD A Dissertation by ROCIO SIERRA RAMIREZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...
Oxidation kinetics of by-product calcium sulfite
Othman, Hasliza
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of Department) May 1992 ABSTRACT Oxidation Kinetics of By-product Calcium Sulfite. (May 1992) Hasliza Othman, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ahmed M. Gadalla The by-products obtained from the flue gas desulfurization (FGD..., suggestions and encouragement. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page I INTRODUCTION I I LITERATURE REVIEW A. Limestone Flue Gas Desulfurization Process . . . . . . . . . . . . B. Scaling Problem in the FGD Process...
Zinc Adsorption Effects on Arsenite Oxidation Kinetics at the
Sparks, Donald L.
Zinc Adsorption Effects on Arsenite Oxidation Kinetics at the Birnessite-Water Interface L A U R A E . P O W E R , Y U J I A R A I , , A N D D O N A L D L . S P A R K S * , Department of Plant at the birnessite-water interface were investigated using batch adsorption experiments (0.1 g L-1; pH 4.5 and 6.0; I
Kinetics of Mercury(II) Adsorption and Desorption on Soil
Sparks, Donald L.
Kinetics of Mercury(II) Adsorption and Desorption on Soil Y U J U N Y I N , H E R B E R T E . A L L of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 D O N A L D L . S P A R K S Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 P A U L F . S A N D E R S New Jersey Department
Master equation approach to protein folding and kinetic traps
Marek Cieplak; Malte Henkel; Jan Karbowski; Jayanth R. Banavar
1998-04-21T23:59:59.000Z
The master equation for 12-monomer lattice heteropolymers is solved numerically and the time evolution of the occupancy of the native state is determined. At low temperatures, the median folding time follows the Arrhenius law and is governed by the longest relaxation time. For good folders, significant kinetic traps appear in the folding funnel whereas for bad folders, the traps also occur in non-native energy valleys.
Excitation of kinetic Alfvén waves by fast electron beams
Chen, L.; Wu, D. J.; Zhao, G. Q. [Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS, Nanjing (China); Tang, J. F. [Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, CAS, Urumqi 830011 (China); Huang, J., E-mail: clvslc214@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: djwu@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: gqzhao@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: jftang@xao.ac.cn, E-mail: huangj@bao.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Solar Activity, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
2014-09-20T23:59:59.000Z
Energetic electron beams, which are ubiquitous in a large variety of active phenomena in space and astrophysical plasmas, are one of the most important sources that drive plasma instabilities. In this paper, taking account of the return-current effect of fast electron beams, kinetic Alfvén wave (KAW) instability driven by a fast electron beam is investigated in a finite-? plasma of Q < ? < 1 (where ? is the kinetic-to-magnetic pressure ratio and Q ? m{sub e} /m{sub i} is the mass ratio of electrons to ions). The results show that the kinetic resonant interaction of beam electrons is the driving source for KAW instability, unlike the case driven by a fast ion beam, where both the kinetic resonant interaction of beam ions and the return-current are the driving source for the KAW instability. KAW instability has a nonzero growth rate in the range of the perpendicular wave number, 0
Kinetics of scrap tyre pyrolysis under vacuum conditions
Lopez, Gartzen; Aguado, Roberto [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Olazar, Martin [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)], E-mail: martin.olazar@ehu.es; Arabiourrutia, Miriam; Bilbao, Javier [Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)
2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Scrap tyre pyrolysis under vacuum is attractive because it allows easier product condensation and control of composition (gas, liquid and solid). With the aim of determining the effect of vacuum on the pyrolysis kinetics, a study has been carried out in thermobalance. Two data analysis methods have been used in the kinetic study: (i) the treatment of experimental data of weight loss and (ii) the deconvolution of DTG (differential thermogravimetry) curve. The former allows for distinguishing the pyrolysis of the three main components (volatile components, natural rubber and styrene-butadiene rubber) according to three successive steps. The latter method identifies the kinetics for the pyrolysis of individual components by means of DTG curve deconvolution. The effect of vacuum in the process is significant. The values of activation energy for the pyrolysis of individual components of easier devolatilization (volatiles and NR) are lower for pyrolysis under vacuum with a reduction of 12 K in the reaction starting temperature. The kinetic constant at 503 K for devolatilization of volatile additives at 0.25 atm is 1.7 times higher than that at 1 atm, and that corresponding to styrene-butadiene rubber at 723 K is 2.8 times higher. Vacuum enhances the volatilization and internal diffusion of products in the pyrolysis process, which contributes to attenuating the secondary reactions of the repolymerization and carbonization of these products on the surface of the char (carbon black). The higher quality of carbon black is interesting for process viability. The large-scale implementation of this process in continuous mode requires a comparison to be made between the economic advantages of using a vacuum and the energy costs, which will be lower when the technologies used for pyrolysis require a lower ratio between reactor volume and scrap tyre flow rate.
Kinetic theory of nonlinear transport phenomena in complex plasmas
Mishra, S. K. [Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar 382428 (India); Sodha, M. S. [Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi 110016 (India)
2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
In contrast to the prevalent use of the phenomenological theory of transport phenomena, a number of transport properties of complex plasmas have been evaluated by using appropriate expressions, available from the kinetic theory, which are based on Boltzmann's transfer equation; in particular, the energy dependence of the electron collision frequency has been taken into account. Following the recent trend, the number and energy balance of all the constituents of the complex plasma and the charge balance on the particles is accounted for; the Ohmic loss has also been included in the energy balance of the electrons. The charging kinetics for the complex plasma comprising of uniformly dispersed dust particles, characterized by (i) uniform size and (ii) the Mathis, Rumpl, and Nordsieck power law of size distribution has been developed. Using appropriate expressions for the transport parameters based on the kinetic theory, the system of equations has been solved to investigate the parametric dependence of the complex plasma transport properties on the applied electric field and other plasma parameters; the results are graphically illustrated.
Kinetics of Cd Release from Some Contaminated Calcareous Soils
Sajadi Tabar, S.; Jalali, M., E-mail: jalali@basu.ac.ir [Bu-Ali Sina University, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Contamination of soils with heavy metals may pose long-term risk to groundwater quality leading to health implications. Bioavailability of heavy metals, like cadmium (Cd) is strongly affected by sorption and desorption processes. The release of heavy metals from contaminated soils is a major contamination risks to natural waters. The release of Cd from contaminated soils is strongly influenced by its mobility and bioavailability. In this study, the kinetics of Cd desorption from ten samples of contaminated calcareous soils, with widely varying physicochemical properties, were studied using 0.01 M EDTA extraction. The median percentage of Cd released was about 27.7% of the total extractable Cd in the soils. The release of Cd was characterized by an initial fast release rate (of labile fractions) followed by a slower release rate (of less labile fractions) and a model of two first-order reactions adequately describes the observed release of Cd from the studied soil samples. There was positive correlation between the amount of Cd released at first phase of release and Cd in exchangeable fraction, indicating that this fraction of Cd is the main fraction controlling the Cd in the kinetic experiments. There was strongly negative correlation between the amount of Cd released at first and second phases of release and residual fraction, suggesting that this fraction did not contribute in Cd release in the kinetic experiments. The results can be used to provide information for evaluation of Cd potential toxicity and ecological risk from contaminated calcareous soils.
Einstein static Universe in non-minimal kinetic coupled gravity
K. Atazadeh; F. Darabi
2015-04-18T23:59:59.000Z
We study the stability of Einstein static Universe, with FLRW metric, by considering linear homogeneous perturbations in the kinetic coupled gravity. By taking linear homogeneous perturbations, we find that the stability of Einstein static Universe, in the kinetic coupled gravity with quadratic scalar field potential, for closed ($K=1$) isotropic and homogeneous FLRW Universe depends on the coupling parameters $\\kappa$ and $\\varepsilon$. Specifically, for $\\kappa=L_P^2$ and $\\varepsilon=1$ we find that the stability condition imposes the inequality $a_0>\\sqrt{3}L_P$ on the initial size $a_0$ of the closed Einstein static Universe before the inflation. Such inequality asserts that the initial size of the Einstein static Universe must be greater than the Planck length $L_P$, in consistency with the quantum gravity and quantum cosmology requirements. In this way, we have determined the non-minimal coupling parameter $\\kappa$ in the context of Einstein static Universe. Such a very small parameter is favored in the inflationary models constructed in the kinetic coupled gravity. We have also studied the stability against the vector and tensor perturbations and discussed on the acceptable values of the equation of state parameter.
KINETICS OF HOT-GAS DESULFURIZATION SORBENTS FOR TRANSPORT REACTORS
K.C. Kwon
2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Hot-gas desulfurization for the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) process has been investigated by many researchers to remove effectively hydrogen sulfide with various metal oxide sorbents at elevated temperatures. Various metal oxide sorbents are formulated with metal oxides such as Fe, Co, Zn, and Ti. Initial reaction kinetics of formulated sorbents with hydrogen sulfide is studied in the presence of various amounts of moisture and hydrogen at various reaction temperatures. The objectives of this research are to study initial reaction kinetics for a sorbent-hydrogen sulfide heterogeneous reaction system, to investigate effects of concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen, and moisture on dynamic absorption of H{sub 2}S into sorbents, and to evaluate effects of temperature and sorbent amounts on dynamic absorption of H{sub 2}S into sorbents. Experimental data on initial reaction kinetics of hydrogen sulfide with metal oxide sorbents were obtained with a 0.83-cm{sup 3} differential reactor. The reactivity of EX-SO3 was examined in this report. This sorbent was obtained from the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). The sorbent in the form of 110 {micro}m particles are reacted with 18000-ppm hydrogen sulfide at 350-550 C. The range of space time of reaction gas mixtures is 0.069-0.088 s. The range of reaction duration is 4-180 s.
Kinetics of adsorption of uranium from seawater by humic acids
Heitkamp, D. (Institut fuer Chemie Der Kernforschungsanlage Juelich (West Germany)); Wagener, K. (Lehrstuhl fuer Biophysik der Technischen Hochschule, Aachen (West Germany))
1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The kinetics of the adsorption of uranium from seawater by humic acids fixed onto a polymer matrix was measured in a fluidized bed as a function of the grain size of the adsorbent and the flow velocity of the seawater. The adsorption rate was found to be governed by the diffusion of the uranium ions through the hydrodynamic surface layer of the adsorbent which is always formed in laminar flows of liquids. The measured rate constants are interpreted in terms of effective diffusion coefficients of 3.6 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} cm{sup 2}/s for uranyl ions and 1.8 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} cm{sup 2}/s for tricarbonatouranate ions in the surface layer. As a consequence of this kinetic behavior, the geometry of the adsorbent as well as the velocity of the water flow are relevant parameters for the amount of adsorbent needed for a projected extraction rate. This conclusion applies to all adsorption processes where diffusion through the hydrodynamic layer is the rate-determining kinetic step.
The Harrison Diffusion Kinetics Regimes in Solute Grain Boundary Diffusion
Belova, Irina [University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia; Fiedler, T [University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia; Kulkarni, Nagraj S [ORNL; Murch, Prof. Graeme [University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Knowledge of the limits of the principal Harrison kinetics regimes (Type-A, B and C) for grain boundary diffusion is very important for the correct analysis of the depth profiles in a tracer diffusion experiment. These regimes for self-diffusion have been extensively studied in the past by making use of the phenomenological Lattice Monte Carlo (LMC) method with the result that the limits are now well established. The relationship of those self-diffusion limits to the corresponding ones for solute diffusion in the presence of solute segregation to the grain boundaries remains unclear. In the present study, the influence of solute segregation on the limits is investigated with the LMC method for the well-known parallel grain boundary slab model by showing the equivalence of two diffusion models. It is shown which diffusion parameters are useful for identifying the limits of the Harrison kinetics regimes for solute grain boundary diffusion. It is also shown how the measured segregation factor from the diffusion experiment in the Harrison Type-B kinetics regime may differ from the global segregation factor.
Kinetics of Slurry Phase Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
Dragomir B. Bukur; Gilbert F. Froment; Tomasz Olewski; Lech Nowicki; Madhav Nayapati
2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The overall objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive kinetic model for slurry-phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) employing iron-based catalysts. This model will be validated with experimental data obtained in a stirred-tank slurry reactor (STSR) over a wide range of process conditions. Three STSR tests of the Ruhrchemie LP 33/81 catalyst were conducted to collect data on catalyst activity and selectivity under 25 different sets of process conditions. The observed decrease in 1-olefin content and increase in 2-olefin and n-paraffin contents with the increase in conversion are consistent with a concept that 1-olefins participate in secondary reactions (e.g. 1-olefin hydrogenation, isomerization and readsorption), whereas 2-olefins and n-paraffins are formed in these reactions. Carbon number product distribution showed an increase in chain growth probability with increase in chain length. Vapor-liquid equilibrium calculations were made to check validity of the assumption that the gas and liquid phases are in equilibrium during FTS in the STSR. Calculated vapor phase compositions were in excellent agreement with experimental values from the STSR under reaction conditions. Discrepancies between the calculated and experimental values for the liquid-phase composition (for some of the experimental data) are ascribed to experimental errors in the amount of wax collected from the reactor, and the relative amounts of hydrocarbon wax and Durasyn 164 oil (start-up fluid) in the liquid samples. Kinetic parameters of four kinetic models (Lox and Froment, 1993b; Yang et al., 2003; Van der Laan and Beenackers, 1998, 1999; and an extended kinetic model of Van der Laan and Beenackers) were estimated from experimental data in the STSR tests. Two of these kinetic models (Lox and Froment, 1993b; Yang et al., 2003) can predict a complete product distribution (inorganic species and hydrocarbons), whereas the kinetic model of Van der Laan and Beenackers (1998, 1999) can be used only to fit product distribution of total olefins and n-paraffins. The kinetic model of Van der Laan and Beenackers was extended to account separately for formation of 1- and 2-olefins, as well as n-paraffins. A simplified form of the kinetic model of Lox and Froment (1993b) has only five parameters at isothermal conditions. Because of its relative simplicity, this model is well suited for initial studies where the main goal is to learn techniques for parameter estimation and statistical analysis of estimated values of model parameters. The same techniques and computer codes were used in the analysis of other kinetic models. The Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) method was employed for minimization of the objective function and kinetic parameter estimation. Predicted reaction rates of inorganic and hydrocarbon species were not in good agreement with experimental data. All reaction rate constants and activation energies (24 parameters) of the Yang et al. (2003) model were found to be positive, but the corresponding 95% confidence intervals were large. Agreement between predicted and experimental reaction rates has been fair to good. Light hydrocarbons were predicted fairly accurately, whereas the model predictions of higher molecular weight hydrocarbons values were lower than the experimental ones. The Van der Laan and Beenackers kinetic model (known as olefin readsorption product distribution model = ORPDM) provided a very good fit of the experimental data for hydrocarbons (total olefins and n-paraffins) up to about C{sub 20} (with the exception of experimental data that showed higher paraffin formation rates in C{sub 12}-C{sub 25} region, due to hydrocracking or other secondary reactions). Estimated values of all model parameters (true and pseudo-kinetic parameters) had high statistical significance after combining parameters related to olefin termination and readsorption into one (total of 7 model parameters). The original ORPDM was extended to account separately for formation of 1- and 2-olefins, and successfully employed to fit experimental data of three majo
Isothermal nitridation kinetics of TiSi{sub 2} powders
Roger, J., E-mail: roger@lcts.u-bordeaux1.fr; Maillé, L.; Dourges, M.A.
2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The aim of the present work is to determine the kinetics of reaction between TiSi{sub 2} powder and gaseous nitrogen. Isothermal nitridation of TiSi{sub 2} powders with fine (1.4 µm) and medium (4.5 µm) particle size has been studied in pure nitrogen atmosphere from 1000 to 1200 °C for duration up to 50 h. The isothermal nitridation kinetics of TiSi{sub 2} powders were investigated by thermogravimetry. The nitridation rate strongly depends on the particle size and temperature. Smaller size particle exhibits higher nitridation rate due to its larger surface area. The conversion process is complex with nucleation and growth of TiN at the surface of the grain and Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} inside the grain promoted by the Kirkendall effect with an influence of the volume increase. - Graphical abstract: Backscattered electrons image of a transverse TiSi{sub 2} grain nitrurated at 1100 °C for 50 h. - Highlights: • Influence of grain size on TiSi{sub 2} powder nitridation. • Influence of temperature on TiSi{sub 2} powder nitridation. • Experimental measurements of the nitridation kinetics. • An explanation of the nitridation mechanism.
GNSS Multipath Mitigation using High-Frequency Antenna Motion
Psiaki, Mark L.
GNSS Multipath Mitigation using High- Frequency Antenna Motion Tunc Ertan, Mark L. Psiaki, Brady W. O'Hanlon, Richard A. Merluzzi and Steven P. Powell, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY BIOGRAPHIES Tunc interests are in the areas of GNSS technologies, and nonlinear estimation and filtering. Mark L. Psiaki
Roadmap-based Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments
van den Berg, Jur
Roadmap-based Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments Jur P. van den Berg Mark H. Overmars propose a practical algorithm based on a roadmap that is created for the static part of the scene. On this roadmap an approximate time-optimal trajectory from a start to a goal configuration is computed
MOTION PLANNING FOR LEGGED AND HUMANOID ROBOTS A DISSERTATION
Indiana University
MOTION PLANNING FOR LEGGED AND HUMANOID ROBOTS A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT 2009 All Rights Reserved ii #12;I certify that I have read this dissertation and that, in my opinion, it is fully adequate in scope and quality as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. (Jean