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

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

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

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting for biological variability and sampling scale: a multi-scale approach to building epidemic models  

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...sedentary, by developing a multi-scale framework...individuals within families (or other social units...within parishes). The multi-scale framework developed...and sampling scale: a multi-scale approach to building epidemic models...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A multi-scale framework for CFD modelling of multi-phase complex systems based on the EMMS approach  

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The averaged conservative equations in CFD modelling are inadequate to achieve a complete description of the multi-scale structures in multiphase complex systems. By considering the relationship between meso-scale structures and meso-scale energy consumption, stability conditions mathematically expressed as a mutually constrained extremum are proposed in the Energy-Minimization Multi-Scale (EMMS) approach and indispensable to reflect the compromise of different dominant mechanisms for various multiphase systems. The approach is first applied to global systems to predict and physically interpret the macro-scale structure evolution, i.e., regime transition. Then when applied to computational cells, it corrects interphase momentum transfer and greatly improves the accuracy of coarse-grid CFD simulation.

Ning Yang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for multi-scale modelling  

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...order to simulate such a process on a computer, one has to find a strategy to these...Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. RI-261507. Figure...33-34. Krakow, Poland: Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design, April 2013  

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design

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Multi-Scale Multi-Dimensional Model for Better Cell Design and Management (Presentation)  

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Describes NREL's R&D to develop a multi-scale model to assist in designing better, more reliable lithium-ion battery cells for advanced vehicles.

Kim, G.-H.; Smith, K.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale solid oxide fuel cell materials modeling  

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Performance and degradation of fuel cell components are discussed in a multi-scale ... paper. Electrochemical reactions in a solid oxide fuel cell occur simultaneously as charge and gas pass ... and cathode to pr...

Ji Hoon Kim; Wing Kam Liu; Christopher Lee

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative: A Case Study in Multi-Scale Modeling and New Challenges  

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Abstract: Advanced multi-scale modeling and simulation has the potential to dramatically reduce development time, resulting in considerable cost savings. The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative is a partnership among national laboratories, industry and universities that is developing and deploying a suite of multi-scale modeling and simulation tools including basic data submodels, steady-state and dynamic process models, process optimization and uncertainty quantification tools, an advanced dynamic process control framework, high-resolution filtered computational-fluid-dynamic (CFD) submodels, validated high-fidelity device-scale CFD models with quantified uncertainty, and a risk analysis framework. These tools and models enable basic data submodels, including thermodynamics and kinetics, to be used within detailed process models to synthesize and optimize a process. The resulting process informs the development of process control systems and more detailed simulations of potential equipment to improve the design and reduce scale-up risk. Quantification and propagation of uncertainty across scales is an essential part of these tools and models.

Miller, David C [U.S. DOE; Syamlal, Madhava [U.S. DOE; Zitney, Stephen E. [U.S. DOE

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Multi-scale Framework to Optimize Ageing Resistance of Asphaltic Materials  

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This paper describes an ongoing research project that is aiming at developing a comprehensive multi-scale approach to optimize the ageing resistance of asphaltic mixtures. In this, ageing has been focused on o...

Prabir Kumar Das; Niki Kringos…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting  

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and substorms; 2784 Magnetospheric Physics: Solar wind/magnetosphere interactions; 3210 Mathematical Geophysics in the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction, de- veloping first principles models that encompass allGlobal and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting

Sitnov, Mikhail I.

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A dynamic multi-scale model for transient radiative transfer calculations  

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on the radiative transfer equation (RTE) or the diffusion equation (DE). The RTE is a kinetic transport equation-scale model which couples the transient radiative transfer equation (RTE) and the diffusion equation (DE: transient radiative transfer, multi-scale model, finite volume method, diffusion equation, domain

Boyer, Edmond

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Multi-scale quantum point contact model for filamentary conduction in resistive random access memories devices  

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We depart from first-principle simulations of electron transport along paths of oxygen vacancies in HfO{sub 2} to reformulate the Quantum Point Contact (QPC) model in terms of a bundle of such vacancy paths. By doing this, the number of model parameters is reduced and a much clearer link between the microscopic structure of the conductive filament (CF) and its electrical properties can be provided. The new multi-scale QPC model is applied to two different HfO{sub 2}-based devices operated in the unipolar and bipolar resistive switching (RS) modes. Extraction of the QPC model parameters from a statistically significant number of CFs allows revealing significant structural differences in the CF of these two types of devices and RS modes.

Lian, Xiaojuan, E-mail: xjlian2005@gmail.com; Cartoixà, Xavier; Miranda, Enrique; Suñé, Jordi [Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Perniola, Luca [CEA-LETI, MINATEC, Grenoble (France); Rurali, Riccardo [Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus de Bellaterra, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Long, Shibing; Liu, Ming [Laboratory of Nanofabrication and Novel Device Integration, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029 (China)

2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational battery dynamics (CBD)--electrochemical/thermal coupled modeling and multi-scale modeling  

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Computational battery dynamics (CBD)--electrochemical/thermal coupled modeling and multi the development of first-principles based mathematical models for batteries developed on a framework parallel to computation fluid dynamics (CFD), herein termed computational battery dynamics (CBD). This general

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Using Multi-scale Dynamic Rupture Models to Improve Ground Motion Estimates  

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Earthquake simulations help scientists understand the hazards posed by Earthquake simulations help scientists understand the hazards posed by future earthquakes. Earthquake computational models are validated by simulating well-recorded historical earthquakes and comparing simulation results to observational data. The purple border shows the extent of the 3-D structural model in the 3-D inversion. Events in red, with stations in blue. En-Jui Lee, University of Wyoming Using Multi-scale Dynamic Rupture Models to Improve Ground Motion Estimates PI Name: Thomas Jordan PI Email: tjordan@usc.edu Institution: USC Allocation Program: ESP Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2010 to 2013 Research Domain: Earth Science Researchers will use Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) dynamic rupture simulation software to investigate high-frequency seismic energy

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The North American Carbon Program Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project Part 1: Overview and experimental design  

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Terrestrial biosphere models (TBMs) have become an integral tool for extrapolating local observations and understanding of land-atmosphere carbon exchange to larger regions. The North American Carbon Program (NACP) Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project (MsTMIP) is a formal model intercomparison and evaluation effort focused on improving the diagnosis and attribution of carbon exchange at regional and global scales. MsTMIP builds upon current and past synthesis activities, and has a unique framework designed to isolate, interpret, and inform understanding of how model structural differences impact estimates of carbon uptake and release. Here we provide an overview of the MsTMIP effort and describe how the MsTMIP experimental design enables the assessment and quantification of TBM structural uncertainty. Model structure refers to the types of processes considered (e.g. nutrient cycling, disturbance, lateral transport of carbon), and how these processes are represented (e.g. photosynthetic formulation, temperature sensitivity, respiration) in the models. By prescribing a common experimental protocol with standard spin-up procedures and driver data sets, we isolate any biases and variability in TBM estimates of regional and global carbon budgets resulting from differences in the models themselves (i.e. model structure) and model-specific parameter values. An initial intercomparison of model structural differences is represented using hierarchical cluster diagrams (a.k.a. dendrograms), which highlight similarities and differences in how models account for carbon cycle, vegetation, energy, and nitrogen cycle dynamics. We show that, despite the standardized protocol used to derive initial conditions, models show a high degree of variation for GPP, total living biomass, and total soil carbon, underscoring the influence of differences in model structure and parameterization on model estimates.

Huntzinger, D.N. [Northern Arizona University] [Northern Arizona University; Schwalm, C. [Northern Arizona University] [Northern Arizona University; Michalak, A.M [Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford] [Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford; Schaefer, K. [National Snow and Ice Data Center] [National Snow and Ice Data Center; King, A.W. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Wei, Y. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Jacobson, A. [National Snow and Ice Data Center] [National Snow and Ice Data Center; Liu, S. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Cook, R. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Post, W.M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Berthier, G. [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)] [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE); Hayes, D. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Huang, M. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Ito, A. [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan] [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan; Lei, H. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Lu, C. [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.] [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.; Mao, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Peng, C.H. [University of Quebec at Montreal, Institute of Environment Sciences] [University of Quebec at Montreal, Institute of Environment Sciences; Peng, S. [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)] [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE); Poulter, B. [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)] [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE); Riccuito, D. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Shi, X. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Tian, H. [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.] [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.; Wang, W. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ames Research Center, Moffett Field] [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ames Research Center, Moffett Field; Zeng, N. [University of Maryland] [University of Maryland; Zhao, F. [University of Maryland] [University of Maryland; Zhu, Q. [Laboratory for Ecological Forecasting and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University] [Laboratory for Ecological Forecasting and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and Application of SAPRC07 and MCM Mechanisms in the Multi-scale Community Air Quality Model  

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mechanism. In this study, two state-of-the-science photochemical mechanisms, SAPRC07 and Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM) v3.1, were implemented in the Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) version 4.6 developed by the US EPA to study a high ozone (O...

Li, Jingyi

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A Unified Multi-Scale Model for Pore-Scale Flow Simulations in Soils  

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Pore-scale simulations have received increasing interest in subsurface sciences to provide mechanistic insights into the macroscopic phenomena of water flow and reactive transport processes. The application of the pore scale simulations to soils and sediments is, however, challenged because of the characterization limitation that often only allows partial resolution of pore structure and geometry. A significant proportion of the pore space in soils and sediments is below the spatial resolution, forming a mixed media of pore and porous domains. Here we reported a unified multi-scale model (UMSM) that can be used to simulate water flow and transport in mixed media of pore and porous domains under both saturated and unsaturated conditions. The approach modifies the classic Navier-Stokes equation by adding a Darcy term to describe fluid momentum and uses a generalized mass balance equation for saturated and unsaturated conditions. By properly defining physical parameters, the UMSM can be applied in both pore and porous domains. This paper describes the set of equations for the UMSM, a series of validation cases under saturated or unsaturated conditions, and a real soil case for the application of the approach.

Yang, Xiaofan; Liu, Chongxuan; Shang, Jianying; Fang, Yilin; Bailey, Vanessa L.

2014-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process...  

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Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design, April 2013 Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process...

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Hierarchical modeling of multi-scale dynamical systems using adaptive radial basis function neural networks: application to synthetic jet actuator wing  

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To obtain a suitable mathematical model of the input-output behavior of highly nonlinear, multi-scale, nonparametric phenomena, we introduce an adaptive radial basis function approximation approach. We use this approach to estimate the discrepancy...

Lee, Hee Eun

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Modeling Tools to Enable Manufacturing-Informed Design  

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Micro-structural modeling tools for metals are being developed and used to demonstrate a design framework to improve the understanding of dynamic response and statistical variability. This project will enable design engineers to evaluate the effects of design changes and material selection; anticipate quality and cost prior to implementation on the factory floor; and enable low-waste, low-cost manufacturing. Third Wave Systems, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

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Final Progress Report: FRACTURE AND SUBCRITICAL DEBONDING IN THIN LAYERED STRUCTURES: EXPERIMENTS AND MULTI-SCALE MODELING  

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Final technical report detailing unique experimental and multi-scale computational modeling capabilities developed to study fracture and subcritical cracking in thin-film structures. Our program to date at Stanford has studied the mechanisms of fracture and fatigue crack-growth in structural ceramics at high temperature, bulk and thin-film glasses in selected moist environments where we demonstrated the presence of a true mechanical fatigue effect in some glass compositions. We also reported on the effects of complex environments and fatigue loading on subcritical cracking that effects the reliability of MEMS and other micro-devices using novel micro-machined silicon specimens and nanomaterial layers.

Reinhold H. Dauskardt

2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Modeling Approach to Acoustic Emission during Plastic Deformation  

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We address the long standing problem of the origin of acoustic emission commonly observed during plastic deformation. We propose a frame-work to deal with the widely separated time scales of collective dislocation dynamics and elastic degrees of freedom to explain the nature of acoustic emission observed during the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect. The Ananthakrishna model is used as it explains most generic features of the phenomenon. Our results show that while acoustic emission bursts correlated with stress drops are well separated for the type C serrations, these bursts merge to form nearly continuous acoustic signals with overriding bursts for the propagating type A bands.

Jagadish Kumar; G. Ananthakrishna

2011-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Estimation of Modeling Error in Multi-Scale Modeling of Heterogeneous Elastic Solids  

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This thesis presents the results of an investigation toward the development of a new methodology of local estimation of modeling error in the analysis of linear elastostatic problems of heterogeneous solids. Due to the ...

Moody, Tristan

2008-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Posterior predictive modeling using multi-scale stochastic inverse parameter estimates.  

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Multi-scale binary permeability field estimation from static and dynamic data is completed using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling. The binary permeability field is defined as high permeability inclusions within a lower permeability matrix. Static data are obtained as measurements of permeability with support consistent to the coarse scale discretization. Dynamic data are advective travel times along streamlines calculated through a fine-scale field and averaged for each observation point at the coarse scale. Parameters estimated at the coarse scale (30 x 20 grid) are the spatially varying proportion of the high permeability phase and the inclusion length and aspect ratio of the high permeability inclusions. From the non-parametric, posterior distributions estimated for these parameters, a recently developed sub-grid algorithm is employed to create an ensemble of realizations representing the fine-scale (3000 x 2000), binary permeability field. Each fine-scale ensemble member is instantiated by convolution of an uncorrelated multiGaussian random field with a Gaussian kernel defined by the estimated inclusion length and aspect ratio. Since the multiGaussian random field is itself a realization of a stochastic process, the procedure for generating fine-scale binary permeability field realizations is also stochastic. Two different methods are hypothesized to perform posterior predictive tests. Different mechanisms for combining multi Gaussian random fields with kernels defined from the MCMC sampling are examined. Posterior predictive accuracy of the estimated parameters is assessed against a simulated ground truth for predictions at both the coarse scale (effective permeabilities) and at the fine scale (advective travel time distributions). The two techniques for conducting posterior predictive tests are compared by their ability to recover the static and dynamic data. The skill of the inference and the method for generating fine-scale binary permeability fields are evaluated through flow calculations on the resulting fields using fine-scale realizations and comparing them against results obtained with the ground truth fine-scale and coarse-scale permeability fields.

Waanders, Bart Van Bloemen; Marzouk, Youssef M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA); Ray, Jaideep (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); McKenna, Sean Andrew

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of damage in unidirectional ceramic matrix composites and multi-scale experimental validation on third generation SiC/SiC minicomposites  

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1 Modeling of damage in unidirectional ceramic matrix composites and multi-scale experimental stresses in fibers and matrix in the undamaged composite interfacial shear stress interfacial shear stress validate a 1D probabilistic model of damage evolution in unidirectional SiC/SiC composites. The key point

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Simulated diurnal rainfall physics in a multi-scale global climate model with embedded explicit convection  

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their Community Earth System Model (Richard Neale, personaldevelopment of Earth system models capable of reproducing

Pritchard, Michael Stephen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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A multi-scale iterative approach for finite element modeling of thermal contact resistance  

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Surface topography has long been considered a key factor in the performance of many contact applications including thermal contact resistance. However, essentially all analytical and numerical models of thermal contact ...

Thompson, Mary Kathryn, 1980-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mean Structure and diurnal cycle of Southeast Atlantic boundary layer clouds: Insights from satellite observations and multiscale modeling framework simulations  

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The mean structure and diurnal cycle of Southeast (SE) Atlantic boundary layer clouds are described with satellite observations and multi-scale modeling framework (MMF) simulations during austral spring (September-November). Hourly resolution ...

David Painemal; Kuan-Man Xu; Anning Cheng; Patrick Minnis; Rabindra Palikonda

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Toward Multi-scale Modeling and simulation of conduction in heterogeneous materials.  

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This report summarizes a project in which the authors sought to develop and deploy: (i) experimental techniques to elucidate the complex, multiscale nature of thermal transport in particle-based materials; and (ii) modeling approaches to address current challenges in predicting performace variability of materials (e.g., identifying and characterizing physical- chemical processes and their couplings across multiple length and time scales, modeling infor- mation transfer between scales, and statically and dynamically resolving material structure and its evolution during manufacturing and device performance). Experimentally, several capabilities were sucessfully advanced. As discussed in Chapter 2 a flash diffusivity capabil- ity for measuring homogeneous thermal conductivity of pyrotechnic powders (and beyond) was advanced; leading to enhanced characterization of pyrotechnic materials and properties impacting component development. Chapter 4 describes sucess for the first time, although preliminary, in resolving thermal fields at speeds and spatial scales relevant to energetic components. Chapter 7 summarizes the first ever (as far as the authors know) application of TDTR to actual pyrotechnic materials. This is the first attempt to actually characterize these materials at the interfacial scale. On the modeling side, new capabilities in image processing of experimental microstructures and direct numerical simulation on complicated structures were advanced (see Chapters 3 and 5). In addition, modeling work described in Chapter 8 led to improved prediction of interface thermal conductance from first principles calculations. Toward the second point, for a model system of packed particles, significant headway was made in implementing numerical algorithms and collecting data to justify the approach in terms of highlighting the phenomena at play and pointing the way forward in de- veloping and informing the kind of modeling approach oringinally envisioned (see Chapter 6). In both cases much more remains to be accomplished.

Lechman, Jeremy B.; Battaile, Corbett Chandler.; Bolintineanu, Dan; Cooper, Marcia A.; Erikson, William W.; Foiles, Stephen M.; Kay, Jeffrey J [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Phinney, Leslie M.; Piekos, Edward S.; Specht, Paul Elliott; Wixom, Ryan R.; Yarrington, Cole

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Multi-Scale Cloud Processes Over the Tropical Western Pacific Using Cloud-Resolving Models Constrained by Satellite Data  

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Clouds in the tropical western Pacific are an integral part of the large scale environment. An improved understanding of the multi-scale structure of clouds and their interactions with the environment is critical to the ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) program for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations, understanding the consequences of model biases, and providing a context for interpreting the observational data collected over the ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites. Three-dimensional cloud resolving models (CRMs) are powerful tools for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations. However, a significant challenge in using CRMs in the TWP is that the region lacks conventional data, so large uncertainty exists in defining the large-scale environment for clouds. This project links several aspects of the ARM program, from measurements to providing improved analyses, and from cloud-resolving modeling to climate-scale modeling and parameterization development, with the overall objective to improve the representations of clouds in climate models and to simulate and quantify resolved cloud effects on the large-scale environment. Our objectives will be achieved through a series of tasks focusing on the use of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and ARM data. Our approach includes: -- Perform assimilation of COSMIC GPS radio occultation and other satellites products using the WRF Ensemble Kalman Filter assimilation system to represent the tropical large-scale environment at 36 km grid resolution. This high-resolution analysis can be used by the community to derive forcing products for single-column models or cloud-resolving models. -- Perform cloud-resolving simulations using WRF and its nesting capabilities, driven by the improved regional analysis and evaluate the simulations against ARM datasets such as from TWP-ICE to optimize the microphysics parameters for this region. A cirrus study (Mace and co-authors) already exists for TWP-ICE using satellite and ground-based observations. -- Perform numerical experiments using WRF to investigate how convection over tropical islands in the Maritime Continent interacts with large-scale circulation and affects convection in nearby regions. -- Evaluate and apply WRF as a testbed for GCM cloud parameterizations, utilizing the ability of WRF to run on multiple scales (from cloud resolving to global) to isolate resolution and physics issues from dynamical and model framework issues. Key products will be disseminated to the ARM and larger community through distribution of data archives, including model outputs from the data assimilation products and cloud resolving simulations, and publications.

Dudhia, Jimy

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Ensemble Modeling of Modular Proteins with Intrinsically Disordered Linker Regions: Application to p53  

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Abstract In eukaryotic proteins, intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) are ubiquitous and often exist in linker regions that flank the functional domains of modular proteins, regulating their functions. For detailed structural ensemble modeling of IDRs, we propose a multiscale method for \\{IDRs\\} that possess significant long-range order in modular proteins and apply it to the eukaryotic transcription factor p53 as an example. First, we performed all-atom (AA) molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the explicitly solvated p53 linker region, without experimental restraint terms, finding fractional long-range contacts within the linker. Second, we fed this AA MD ensemble into a coarse-grained (CG) model, finding an optimal set of contact potentials. The optimized CG MD simulations reproduced the contact probability map from the AA MD simulations. Finally, we performed the CG MD simulation of the tetrameric p53 fragments including the core domains, the linker, and the tetramerization domain. Using the obtained ensemble, we theoretically calculated the small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) profile of this fragment. The obtained SAXS profile agrees well with the experiment. We also found that the long-range contacts in the p53 linker region are required to reproduce the experimental SAXS profile. The developed framework in which we calculate the long-range contact probability map from the AA MD simulation and incorporate it to the CG model can be applied to broad range of IDRs.

Tsuyoshi Terakawa; Junichi Higo; Shoji Takada

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From systems biology to photosynthesis and whole-plant modeling: a conceptual model for integrating multi-scale networks  

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Network analysis is now a common statistical tool for molecular biologists. Network algorithms are readily used to model gene, protein and metabolic correlations providing insight into pathways driving biological phenomenon. One output from such an analysis is a candidate gene list that can be responsible, in part, for the biological process of interest. The question remains, however, as to whether molecular network analysis can be used to inform process models at higher levels of biological organization. In our previous work, transcriptional networks derived from three plant species were constructed, interrogated for orthology and then correlated to photosynthetic inhibition at elevated temperature. One unique aspect of that study was the link from co-expression networks to net photosynthesis. In this addendum, we propose a conceptual model where traditional network analysis can be linked to whole-plant models thereby informing predictions on key processes such as photosynthesis, nutrient uptake and assimilation, and C partitioning.

Weston, David [ORNL; Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Norby, Richard J [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale approach to the modeling of fission gas discharge during hypothetical loss-of-flow accident in gen-IV sodium fast reactor  

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The required technological and safety standards for future Gen IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. The purpose of this paper is to present new results of multi-scale three-dimensional (3D) simulations of the inter-related phenomena, which occur as a result of fuel element heat-up and cladding failure, including the injection of a jet of gaseous fission products into a partially blocked Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) coolant channel, and gas/molten sodium transport along the coolant channels. The computational approach to the analysis of the overall accident scenario is based on using two different inter-communicating computational multiphase fluid dynamics (CMFD) codes: a CFD code, PHASTA, and a RANS code, NPHASE-CMFD. Using the geometry and time history of cladding failure and the gas injection rate, direct numerical simulations (DNS), combined with the Level Set method, of two-phase turbulent flow have been performed by the PHASTA code. The model allows one to track the evolution of gas/liquid interfaces at a centimeter scale. The simulated phenomena include the formation and breakup of the jet of fission products injected into the liquid sodium coolant. The PHASTA outflow has been averaged over time to obtain mean phasic velocities and volumetric concentrations, as well as the liquid turbulent kinetic energy and turbulence dissipation rate, all of which have served as the input to the core-scale simulations using the NPHASE-CMFD code. A sliding window time averaging has been used to capture mean flow parameters for transient cases. The results presented in the paper include testing and validation of the proposed models, as well the predictions of fission-gas/liquid-sodium transport along a multi-rod fuel assembly of SFR during a partial loss-of-flow accident. (authors)

Behafarid, F.; Shaver, D. R. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States); Bolotnov, I. A. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Jansen, K. E. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Antal, S. P.; Podowski, M. Z. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Hydrologic Applications of the Latest Satellite Precipitation Products in the Yangtze River Basin using a Distributed Hydrologic Model  

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The present study aims to evaluate three global satellite precipitation products (3B42 V7, 3B42 RT and CMORPH) during 2003-2012 for multi-scale hydrologic applications, including annual water budgeting, monthly and daily streamflow simulation, and ...

Zhe Li; Dawen Yang; Bing Gao; Yang Jiao; Yang Hong; Tao Xu

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Geologic Framework Model (GFM2000)  

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The purpose of this report is to document the geologic framework model, version GFM2000 with regard to input data, modeling methods, assumptions, uncertainties, limitations, and validation of the model results, and the differences between GFM2000 and previous versions. The version number of this model reflects the year during which the model was constructed. This model supersedes the previous model version, documented in Geologic Framework Model (GFM 3.1) (CRWMS M&O 2000 [DIRS 138860]). The geologic framework model represents a three-dimensional interpretation of the geology surrounding the location of the monitored geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain. The geologic framework model encompasses and is limited to an area of 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) and a volume of 185 cubic miles (771 cubic kilometers). The boundaries of the geologic framework model (shown in Figure 1-1) were chosen to encompass the exploratory boreholes and to provide a geologic framework over the area of interest for hydrologic flow and radionuclide transport modeling through the unsaturated zone (UZ). The upper surface of the model is made up of the surface topography and the depth of the model is constrained by the inferred depth of the Tertiary-Paleozoic unconformity. The geologic framework model was constructed from geologic map and borehole data. Additional information from measured stratigraphic sections, gravity profiles, and seismic profiles was also considered. The intended use of the geologic framework model is to provide a geologic framework over the area of interest consistent with the level of detailed needed for hydrologic flow and radionuclide transport modeling through the UZ and for repository design. The model is limited by the availability of data and relative amount of geologic complexity found in an area. The geologic framework model is inherently limited by scale and content. The grid spacing used in the geologic framework model (200 feet [61 meters]), discussed in Section 6.4.2, limits the size of features that can be resolved by the model but is appropriate for the distribution of data available and its intended use. Uncertainty and limitations are discussed in Section 6.6 and model validation is discussed in Section 7.

T. Vogt

2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Viscoelastic Model for Lung Parenchyma for Multi-Scale Modeling of Respiratory System Phase I: Hypo-Elastic Model for CFD Implementation  

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An isotropic constitutive model for the parenchyma of lung has been derived from the theory of hypo-elasticity. The intent is to use it to represent the mechanical response of this soft tissue in sophisticated, computational, fluid-dynamic models of the lung. This demands that the continuum model be accurate, yet simple and effcient. An objective algorithm for its numeric integration is provided. The response of the model is determined for several boundary-value problems whose experiments are used for material characterization. The effective elastic, bulk, and shear moduli, and Poisson’s ratio, as tangent functions, are also derived. The model is characterized against published experimental data for lung. A bridge between this continuum model and a dodecahedral model of alveolar geometry is investigated, with preliminary findings being reported.

Freed, Alan D.; Einstein, Daniel R.

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale modeling of Puget Sound using an unstructured-grid coastal ocean model: from tide flats to estuaries and coastal waters  

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Water circulation in Puget Sound, a large complex estuary system in the Pacific Northwest coastal ocean of the United States, is governed by multiple spatially and temporally varying forcings from tides, atmosphere (wind, heating/cooling, precipitation/evaporation, pressure), and river inflows. In addition, the hydrodynamic response is affected strongly by geomorphic features, such as fjord-like bathymetry and complex shoreline features, resulting in many distinguishing characteristics in its main and sub-basins. To better understand the details of circulation features in Puget Sound and to assist with proposed nearshore restoration actions for improving water quality and the ecological health of Puget Sound, a high-resolution (around 50 m in estuaries and tide flats) hydrodynamic model for the entire Puget Sound was needed. Here, a threedimensional circulation model of Puget Sound using an unstructured-grid finite volume coastal ocean model is presented. The model was constructed with sufficient resolution in the nearshore region to address the complex coastline, multi-tidal channels, and tide flats. Model open boundaries were extended to the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the northern end of the Strait of Georgia to account for the influences of ocean water intrusion from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Fraser River plume from the Strait of Georgia, respectively. Comparisons of model results, observed data, and associated error statistics for tidal elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity indicate that the model is capable of simulating the general circulation patterns on the scale of a large estuarine system as well as detailed hydrodynamics in the nearshore tide flats. Tidal characteristics, temperature/salinity stratification, mean circulation, and river plumes in estuaries with tide flats are discussed.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang

2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale texture analysis of remote sensing images using gabor filter banks and wavelet transforms  

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to texture information extraction and utilization. This research focuses on the use of multi-scale image texture analysis techniques using Gabor filter banks and Wavelet transformations. Gabor filter banks model texture as irradiance patterns in an image over...

Ravikumar, Rahul

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geologic Framework Model Analysis Model Report  

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The purpose of this report is to document the Geologic Framework Model (GFM), Version 3.1 (GFM3.1) with regard to data input, modeling methods, assumptions, uncertainties, limitations, and validation of the model results, qualification status of the model, and the differences between Version 3.1 and previous versions. The GFM represents a three-dimensional interpretation of the stratigraphy and structural features of the location of the potential Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository. The GFM encompasses an area of 65 square miles (170 square kilometers) and a volume of 185 cubic miles (771 cubic kilometers). The boundaries of the GFM were chosen to encompass the most widely distributed set of exploratory boreholes (the Water Table or WT series) and to provide a geologic framework over the area of interest for hydrologic flow and radionuclide transport modeling through the unsaturated zone (UZ). The depth of the model is constrained by the inferred depth of the Tertiary-Paleozoic unconformity. The GFM was constructed from geologic map and borehole data. Additional information from measured stratigraphy sections, gravity profiles, and seismic profiles was also considered. This interim change notice (ICN) was prepared in accordance with the Technical Work Plan for the Integrated Site Model Process Model Report Revision 01 (CRWMS M&O 2000). The constraints, caveats, and limitations associated with this model are discussed in the appropriate text sections that follow. The GFM is one component of the Integrated Site Model (ISM) (Figure l), which has been developed to provide a consistent volumetric portrayal of the rock layers, rock properties, and mineralogy of the Yucca Mountain site. The ISM consists of three components: (1) Geologic Framework Model (GFM); (2) Rock Properties Model (RPM); and (3) Mineralogic Model (MM). The ISM merges the detailed project stratigraphy into model stratigraphic units that are most useful for the primary downstream models and the repository design. These downstream models include the hydrologic flow models and the radionuclide transport models. All the models and the repository design, in turn, will be incorporated into the Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) of the potential radioactive waste repository block and vicinity to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a host for the repository. The interrelationship of the three components of the ISM and their interface with downstream uses are illustrated in Figure 2.

R. Clayton

2000-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Varying electric charge in multi-scale spacetimes  

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We derive the covariant equations of motion for Maxwell field theory and electrodynamics in multi-scale spacetimes with weighted Laplacian. An effective spacetime-dependent electric charge of geometric origin naturally emerges from the theory, thus giving rise to a varying fine-structure constant. The theory is compared with other varying-coupling models, such as those with a varying electric charge or varying speed of light. The theory is also confronted with cosmological observations, which can place constraints on the characteristic scales in the multi-fractional measure. We note that the model considered here is fundamentally different from those previously proposed in the literature, either of the varying-e or varying-c persuasion.

Calcagni, Gianluca; Fernández, David Rodríguez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Faculty Position in Multi-scale Manufacturing Technologies  

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-precision additive manufacturing technologies; � multi-scale micro-precision manufacturing; � high throughput. Christian Enz Search Committee Chair E-mail: manufacturing-search@epfl.ch For additional information on EPFLFaculty Position in Multi-scale Manufacturing Technologies at the Ecole polytechnique f�d�rale de

Psaltis, Demetri

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A Multi-scale Approach to Nonuniform September, 1991  

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A Multi-scale Approach to Nonuniform Diffusion TR91-040 September, 1991 Ross T. Whitaker Stephen M The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 The research was supported by NIH grant number POl CA Institution. #12;Abstract A Multi-scale Approach to Nonuniform Diffusion Ross T. Whitaker and Stephen M. Pizer

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Synthesis models in the VO framework  

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The theory interest group in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) has the goal of ensuring that theoretical data and services are taken into account in the IVOA standards process. In this poster we present some of the efforts carried out by this group to include evolutionary synthesis models in the VO framework. In particular we present the VO tool PGos3, developed by the INAOE (Mexico) and the Spanish Virtual Observatory which includes most of public SSP models in the VO framework (e.g. VOSpec). We also describe the problems related with the inclusion of synthesis models in the VO framework and we try to encourage people to define the way in which synthesis models should be described. This issue has implications not only for the inclusion of synthesis models in the the VO framework but also for a proper usage of synthesis models.

M. Cervino; E. Terlevich; R. Terlevich; C. Rodrigo-Blanco; V. Luridiana; A. Lopez; E. Solano

2007-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters  

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Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signature—a hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivity—over a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOE’s Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita. 1. Introduction The Department of Energy (DOE) faces enormous scientific and engineering challenges associated with the remediation of legacy contamination at former nuclear weapons production facilities. Selection, design and optimization of appropriate site remedies (e.g., pump-and-treat, biostimulation, or monitored natural attenuation) requires reliable predictive models of radionuclide fate and transport; however, our current modeling capabilities are limited by an incomplete understanding of multi-scale mass transfer—its rates, scales, and the heterogeneity of controlling parameters. At many DOE sites, long “tailing” behavior, concentration rebound, and slower-than-expected cleanup are observed; these observations are all consistent with multi-scale mass transfer [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1995; Haggerty et al., 2000; 2004], which renders pump-and-treat remediation and biotransformation inefficient and slow [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1994; Harvey et al., 1994; Wilson, 1997]. Despite the importance of mass transfer, there are significant uncertainties associated with controlling parameters, and the prevalence of mass transfer remains a point of debate [e.g., Hill et al., 2006; Molz et al., 2006] for lack of experimental methods to verify and measure it in situ or independently of tracer breakthrough. There is a critical need for new field-experimental techniques to measure mass transfer in-situ and estimate multi-scale and spatially variable mass-transfer parame

Day-Lewis, Frederick; Singha, Kamini; Haggerty, Roy; Johnson, Tim; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating impacts of natural and human-induced environmental changes on hydrological processes and flood hazards using a GIS-based hydrological/hydraulic model and remote sensing data  

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a GISbased hydrological and hydraulic modeling system, which incorporates state-of-the-art remote sensing data to simulate flood under various scenarios. The conceptual framework and technical issues of incorporating multi-scale remote sensing data...

Wang, Lei

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge Encapsulation Framework for Collaborative Social Modeling  

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This paper describes the Knowledge Encapsulation Framework (KEF), a suite of tools to enable knowledge inputs (relevant, domain-specific facts) to modeling and simulation projects, as well as other domains that require effective collaborative workspaces for knowledge-based task. This framework can be used to capture evidence (e.g., trusted material such as journal articles and government reports), discover new evidence (covering both trusted and social media), enable discussions surrounding domain-specific topics and provide automatically generated semantic annotations for improved corpus investigation. The current KEF implementation is presented within a wiki environment, providing a simple but powerful collaborative space for team members to review, annotate, discuss and align evidence with their modeling frameworks. The novelty in this approach lies in the combination of automatically tagged and user-vetted resources, which increases user trust in the environment, leading to ease of adoption for the collaborative environment.

Cowell, Andrew J.; Gregory, Michelle L.; Marshall, Eric J.; McGrath, Liam R.

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for benchmarking land models  

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Land models, which have been developed by the modeling community in the past few decades to predict future states of ecosystems and climate, have to be critically evaluated for their performance skills of simulating ecosystem responses and feedback to climate change. Benchmarking is an emerging procedure to measure performance of models against a set of defined standards. This paper proposes a benchmarking framework for evaluation of land model performances and, meanwhile, highlights major challenges at this infant stage of benchmark analysis. The framework includes (1) targeted aspects of model performance to be evaluated, (2) a set of benchmarks as defined references to test model performance, (3) metrics to measure and compare performance skills among models so as to identify model strengths and deficiencies, and (4) model improvement. Land models are required to simulate exchange of water, energy, carbon and sometimes other trace gases between the atmosphere and land surface, and should be evaluated for their simulations of biophysical processes, biogeochemical cycles, and vegetation dynamics in response to climate change across broad temporal and spatial scales. Thus, one major challenge is to select and define a limited number of benchmarks to effectively evaluate land model performance. The second challenge is to develop metrics of measuring mismatches between models and benchmarks. The metrics may include (1) a priori thresholds of acceptable model performance and (2) a scoring system to combine data–model mismatches for various processes at different temporal and spatial scales. The benchmark analyses should identify clues of weak model performance to guide future development, thus enabling improved predictions of future states of ecosystems and climate. The near-future research effort should be on development of a set of widely acceptable benchmarks that can be used to objectively, effectively, and reliably evaluate fundamental properties of land models to improve their prediction performance skills.

Luo, Yiqi; Randerson, J.; Abramowitz, G.; Bacour, C.; Blyth, E.; Carvalhais, N.; Ciais, Philippe; Dalmonech, D.; Fisher, J.B.; Fisher, R.; Friedlingstein, P.; Hibbard, Kathleen A.; Hoffman, F. M.; Huntzinger, Deborah; Jones, C.; Koven, C.; Lawrence, David M.; Li, D.J.; Mahecha, M.; Niu, S.L.; Norby, Richard J.; Piao, S.L.; Qi, X.; Peylin, P.; Prentice, I.C.; Riley, William; Reichstein, M.; Schwalm, C.; Wang, Y.; Xia, J. Y.; Zaehle, S.; Zhou, X. H.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The multi-scale character of air pollution: impact of local measures in relation to European and regional policies - a case study in Antwerp, Belgium  

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This paper describes a multi-scale modelling approach designed to assess the impact of policy plans at various decision making levels (European, regional and local). The modelling framework is applied for a case study in Antwerp, Belgium. Various tunnel options and traffic management plans for the Antwerp ring road are evaluated with respect to their impact on air quality in 2020 and 2025. The modelling approach takes into account those local action plans as well as regional and European policies for these time horizons. It has been shown that reduction of traffic intensity is one of the most important measures, without which it is unlikely that current European limit values will be attained in the near future at all locations near the Antwerp ring road.

Stijn Janssen; Wouter Lefebvre; Clemens Mensink; Bart Degraeuwe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Analysis of Large Distributed Computing Systems  

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Multi-scale Analysis of Large Distributed Computing Systems Lucas Mello Schnorr INRIA MESCAL, CNRS-scale distributed systems, Performance visualization analysis, Resource usage anomalies, Volunteer computing, Triva.Vincent@imag.fr ABSTRACT Large scale distributed systems are composed of many thou- sands of computing units. Today

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Implementing Applications with the Earth System Modeling Framework  

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The Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) project is developing a standard software platform for Earth system models. The standard defines a component architecture superstructure...

Chris Hill; Cecelia DeLuca; V. Balaji…

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework model for grid security  

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Computational grids can be considered as tiered objects; following a widespread terminology, cluster grids may be grouped into enterprise grids, that in turn may belong to global grids. Therefore, computing grid security has to be “tiered” too, with the ground level remaining the OS one. In this work, we introduce a sort of unified approach, an overall architectural framework for access control to grid resources, and one that adheres as much as possible to current security principles. Current grid security implementations are viewed in the light of this model, their main drawbacks are described, and we show how our proposal is able to avoid them. We believe that a main strategy could be to adopt both PKI and PMI infrastructures at the grid layer, ensuring that an adequate transfer of authentication and authorization will be made between the Virtual Organization and Resource Provider layers. This can be achieved by extending those features at the OS layer as system applications and services.

G. Laccetti; G. Schmid

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool (Fact...  

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for modeling multisegmented mooring quasi-static behaviors of floating offshore wind turbines; and full conversion of FAST into the new modularization framework. Features of...

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A model and framework for reliable build systems Derrick Coetzee  

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A model and framework for reliable build systems Derrick Coetzee Anand Bhaskar George Necula, requires prior specific permission. #12;A model and framework for reliable build systems Derrick Coetzee- distributed, incremental, parallel build systems. We de- fine a general model for resources accessed by build

Necula, George

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Feedback Control RealTime Scheduling: Framework, Modeling, and Algorithms *  

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1 Feedback Control Real­Time Scheduling: Framework, Modeling, and Algorithms * Chenyang Lu John A}@virginia.edu Abstract This paper presents a feedback control real­time scheduling (FCS) framework for adaptive real. In particular, we establish a dynamic model and performance analysis of several feedback control scheduling

Son, Sang H.

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Feedback Control Real-Time Scheduling: Framework, Modeling, and Algorithms*  

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1 Feedback Control Real-Time Scheduling: Framework, Modeling, and Algorithms* Chenyang Lu John A}@virginia.edu Abstract This paper presents a feedback control real-time scheduling (FCS) framework for adaptive real. In particular, we establish a dynamic model and performance analysis of several feedback control scheduling

Son, Sang H.

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The Grid ENabled Integrated Earth System Modelling (GENIE) Framework  

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The Grid ENabled Integrated Earth system modelling (GENIE) framework is designed: (i) ... (ii) to tune and execute the resulting Earth system models on a wide variety of platforms including...

Tim Lenton

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximization of permanent trapping of CO{sub 2} and co-contaminants in the highest-porosity formations of the Rock Springs Uplift (Southwest Wyoming): experimentation and multi-scale modeling  

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Under this project, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wyoming combined state-of-the-art experimental studies, numerical pore- and reservoir-scale modeling, and high performance computing to investigate trapping mechanisms relevant to geologic storage of mixed scCO{sub 2} in deep saline aquifers. The research included investigations in three fundamental areas: (i) the experimental determination of two-­?phase flow relative permeability functions, relative permeability hysteresis, and residual trapping under reservoir conditions for mixed scCO{sub 2}-­?brine systems; (ii) improved understanding of permanent trapping mechanisms; (iii) scientifically correct, fine grid numerical simulations of CO{sub 2} storage in deep saline aquifers taking into account the underlying rock heterogeneity. The specific activities included: (1) Measurement of reservoir-­?conditions drainage and imbibition relative permeabilities, irreducible brine and residual mixed scCO{sub 2} saturations, and relative permeability scanning curves (hysteresis) in rock samples from RSU; (2) Characterization of wettability through measurements of contact angles and interfacial tensions under reservoir conditions; (3) Development of physically-­?based dynamic core-­?scale pore network model; (4) Development of new, improved high-­? performance modules for the UW-­?team simulator to provide new capabilities to the existing model to include hysteresis in the relative permeability functions, geomechanical deformation and an equilibrium calculation (Both pore-­? and core-­?scale models were rigorously validated against well-­?characterized core-­? flooding experiments); and (5) An analysis of long term permanent trapping of mixed scCO{sub 2} through high-­?resolution numerical experiments and analytical solutions. The analysis takes into account formation heterogeneity, capillary trapping, and relative permeability hysteresis.

Piri, Mohammad

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Multi-Scale Computational_Perepezko  

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Scale Computational Design Scale Computational Design and Synthesis of Protective Smart Coatings for Refractory Metal Alloys John H. Perepezko (PI), Otto J. Lu-Steffes Dept. Materials Science & Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison Grant Number: FE0007377 Performance Period: 5/31/12-6/11/13 OUTLINE: * Background on coating design and synthesis * Gaseous Computational Thermodynamic Designs for Coating Deposition Process * Phase Stability Analysis on the Coating Phase Constituents; emphasis on extended alloying capability * Microstructure-based FEA designs in Mo-RM-Si-B Coating Structures * Synthesis of Mo-Ti/Zr-Si-B Coatings * Oxidation tests at ultra-high temperatures Multi-scale Designs & Synthesis Approach for Mo-Si-B Based Smart Coatings

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Multi-scale thermalhydraulic analyses performed in Nuresim and Nurisp projects  

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The NURESIM and NURISP successive projects of the 6. and 7. European Framework Programs joined the efforts of 21 partners for developing and validating a reference multi-physics and multi-scale platform for reactor simulation. The platform includes system codes, component codes, and also CFD or CMFD simulation tools. Fine scale CFD simulations are useful for a better understanding of physical processes, for the prediction of small scale geometrical effects and for solving problems that require a fine space and/or time resolution. Many important safety issues usually treated at the system scale may now benefit from investigations at a CFD scale. The Pressurized Thermal Shock is investigated using several simulation scales including Direct Numerical Simulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Very Large Eddy Simulation and RANS approaches. At the end a coupling of system code and CFD is applied. Condensation Induced Water-Hammer was also investigated at both CFD and 1-D scale. Boiling flow in a reactor core up to Departure from Nucleate Boiling or Dry-Out is investigated at scales much smaller than the classical subchannel analysis codes. DNS was used to investigate very local processes whereas CFD in both RANS and LES was used to simulate bubbly flow and Euler-Lagrange simulations were used for annular mist flow investigations. Loss of Coolant Accidents are usually treated by system codes. Some related issues are now revisited at the CFD scale. In each case the progress of the analysis is summarized and the benefit of the multi-scale approach is shown. (authors)

Bestion, D. [CEA-Grenoble, DEN-DANS-DM2S, Grenoble, (France); Lucas, D. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, (Germany); Anglart, H. [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, (Sweden); Niceno, B. [Paul Scherrer Institute, Villingen, (Switzerland); Vyskocil, L. [Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc, Rez, (Czech Republic)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale analysis and simulation of powder blending in pharmaceutical manufacturing  

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A Multi-Scale Analysis methodology was developed and carried out for gaining fundamental understanding of the pharmaceutical powder blending process. Through experiment, analysis and computer simulations, microscopic ...

Ngai, Samuel S. H

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for benchmarking land models  

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their inclu- sion in Earth system models (ESMs). State-of-land models cou- pled to Earth system models should simulateland models within Earth system models, however, can help

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released an expanded version of its FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering tool under a new modularization framework. The new framework will transform FAST into a powerful, robust, and flexible modeling software for wind and water power technology developers.

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Coupling climate models with the Earth System Modeling Framework and the Common Component Architecture  

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Typical Earth system models involve coupled model components in high-performance computing (HPC) environments. In the last few years, several frameworks have been developed for HPC applications. Two of them are component-based frameworks: the Earth System ... Keywords: climate model, framework, model coupling

S. J. Zhou

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An information modeling framework for process planning  

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planning links design and manufacture and has been recog- nized as one of the key elements in Concurrent Engineering. It serves as a crucial integrator for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Decomposition of the com- plex decision making in process... framework and its development methodology has potential uses in other aspects of CIM and Concurrent engineering. To My Parents. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to primarily, thank both Dr. Richard J. Mayer and Dr. Richard A. Wysk for their guidance...

Atreya, Dinesh S.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale modeling of laser cladding process .  

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??"Laser cladding is an additive manufacturing process in which a laser generates a melt-pool on the substrate material while a second material in a powder… (more)

Cao, Yunfeng, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution, multi-scale modeling of watershed hydrology  

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Enrique R. Vivoni An Opportunity to Integrate Remote Sensing Observations, Field Data Collection distribution of topography, rainfall, soils, vegetation, meteorology, soil moisture. Field Data and Remote's Hydrologic and Energetic System: Water and Heat Storages and Transports over Many Time and Space Scales P ET

Vivoni, Enrique R.

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Multi-Scale Indentation Hardness Testing; A Correlation and Model  

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. This test is performed by applying a steady load to an indenter (most commonly a diamond pyramid, diamond spheroconical, or a tungsten carbide ball) and then calculating the hardness from the area or depth of the 5 indentation. A dynamic indentation test... 6 variants are the indenter tip and the load applied. A tungsten carbide sphere or a diamond cone or pyramid is used to prevent the indenter tip from being damaged by the test piece. This consideration is made because test pieces have unique values...

Bennett, Damon W.

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Modeling Uncertainty in Regional Climate Change  

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In this study, we present a new modeling framework and a large ensemble of climate projections to investigate the uncertainty in regional climate change over the US associated with four dimensions of uncertainty. The sources ...

Monier, Erwan

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A poset framework to model decentralized control problems  

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In a previous paper, these authors showed that posets provide a useful modeling framework for a reasonably large class of decentralized control problems. In this paper we show more connections between posets and decentralized ...

Shah, Parikshit

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A fully automated and integrated multi-scale forecasting scheme for emergency preparedness  

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In this paper, we present one multi-scale integrated simulation technology for emergency preparedness with a holistic approach in hurricane, related storm surge and flood forecasting; infrastructure assessment; and emergency planning. This is an emergency ... Keywords: Finite element, Fully automated through scripting, Multi-scale hurricane simulation, Overland flow, Parallel computation, Water surge

Muhammad Akbar; Shahrouz Aliabadi; Reena Patel; Marvin Watts

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Multi-scale Capacity Planning under Hourly Varying Electricity Prices  

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1 Optimal Multi-scale Capacity Planning under Hourly Varying Electricity Prices Sumit Mitra Ignacio;2 Motivation of this work · Deregulation of the electricity markets caused electricity prices to be highly? (retrofit) · Challenge: Multi-scale nature of the problem! Hourly varying electricity prices vs. 10-15 years

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

75

MREG V1.1 : a multi-scale image registration algorithm for SAR applications.  

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MREG V1.1 is the sixth generation SAR image registration algorithm developed by the Signal Processing&Technology Department for Synthetic Aperture Radar applications. Like its predecessor algorithm REGI, it employs a powerful iterative multi-scale paradigm to achieve the competing goals of sub-pixel registration accuracy and the ability to handle large initial offsets. Since it is not model based, it allows for high fidelity tracking of spatially varying terrain-induced misregistration. Since it does not rely on image domain phase, it is equally adept at coherent and noncoherent image registration. This document provides a brief history of the registration processors developed by Dept. 5962 leading up to MREG V1.1, a full description of the signal processing steps involved in the algorithm, and a user's manual with application specific recommendations for CCD, TwoColor MultiView, and SAR stereoscopy.

Eichel, Paul H.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proximity graphs based multi-scale image segmentation  

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We present a novel multi-scale image segmentation approach based on irregular triangular and polygonal tessellations produced by proximity graphs. Our approach consists of two separate stages: polygonal seeds generation followed by an iterative bottom-up polygon agglomeration into larger chunks. We employ constrained Delaunay triangulation combined with the principles known from the visual perception to extract an initial ,irregular polygonal tessellation of the image. These initial polygons are built upon a triangular mesh composed of irregular sized triangles and their shapes are ad'apted to the image content. We then represent the image as a graph with vertices corresponding to the polygons and edges reflecting polygon relations. The segmentation problem is then formulated as Minimum Spanning Tree extraction. We build a successive fine-to-coarse hierarchy of irregular polygonal grids by an iterative graph contraction constructing Minimum Spanning Tree. The contraction uses local information and merges the polygons bottom-up based on local region-and edge-based characteristics.

Skurikhin, Alexei N [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modeling framework for agile and interoperable virtual enterprises  

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The virtual enterprise (VE), in general collaborations among business partners in value chains, has become a prime candidate model for competitiveness under the increasingly turbulent business environment. In order to quickly respond to the rapidly changing ... Keywords: Enterprise architecture, Enterprise engineering, Meta-modeling, Modeling framework, Virtual enterprise

Tae-Young Kim; Sunjae Lee; Kwangsoo Kim; Cheol-Han Kim

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Earth System Model Application Monitoring  

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Earth System Model (ESM) is an important tool for the research on global environmental evolution using numerical approach. Here we present a monitoring method for ESM applications based on "Earth System Model Oriented Integrated Developing Environment". ... Keywords: Earth system models, application monitoring, monitoring framework

Ran Yan; Jieqian Wu; Yibo Xie; You Meng; Depei Qian

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Architecture of the Earth System Modeling Framework  

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The Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) project aims to develop a standard software platform for Earth system models based on open-software practices. Target applications range from operational numerical weather prediction to climate system change ... Keywords: earth system, modeling, ESMF, NASA

Chris Hill; Cecelia DeLuca; V. Balaji; Max Suarez; Arlindo da Silva

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Global System Modeling Framework | Open Energy Information  

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Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Integrated Global System Modeling Framework Agency/Company /Organization: MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options Topics: - Macroeconomic Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Not Available Website: globalchange.mit.edu/research/IGSM Cost: Free Related Tools Transport Co-benefits Calculator General Equilibrium Modeling Package (GEMPACK)

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Next Generation Multi-Scale Quantum Simulation Software for Strongly Correlated Materials  

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The goal of this project was to develop a new formalism for the correlated electron problem, which we call, the Multi Scale Many Body formalism. This report will focus on the work done at the Louisiana State University (LSU) since the mid term report. The LSU group moved from the University of Cincinnati (UC) to LSU in the summer of 2008. In the last full year at UC, only half of the funds were received and it took nearly two years for the funds to be transferred from UC to LSU . This effectively shut down the research at LSU until the transfer was completed in 2011, there were also two no-cost extensions of the grant until August of this year. The grant ended for the other SciDAC partners at Davis and ORNL in 2011. Since the mid term report, the LSU group has published 19 papers [P1-P19] acknowledging this SciDAC, which are listed below. In addition, numerous invited talked acknowledged the SciDAC. Below, we will summarize the work at LSU since the mid-term report and mainly since funding resumed. The projects include the further development of multi-scale methods for correlated systems (1), the study of quantum criticality at finite doping in the Hubbard model (2), the description of a promising new method to study Anderson localization with a million-fold reduction of computational complexity!, the description of other projects (4), and (5) a workshop to close out the project that brought together exascale program developers (Stellar, MPI, OpenMP,...) with applications developers.

Jarrell, Mark

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Framework for Parametric Design Using Building Energy Models  

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An Integrated Framework for Parametric Design Using Building Energy Models An Integrated Framework for Parametric Design Using Building Energy Models Speaker(s): Bryan Eisenhower Date: September 22, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter In this talk we will present a framework for analyses of building energy models including uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, optimization, calibration, and failure mode effect analysis. The methodology begins with efficient uniformly ergodic numerical sampling and regression analysis based on machine learning to derive an analytic representation of the full energy model (e.g. EnergyPlus, TRNSYS, etc). Once these steps are taken, and an analytical representation of the dynamics is obtained, multiple avenues for analysis are opened that were previously impeded by the

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The Architecture of the Earth System Modeling Framework  

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The Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) project is developing a standard software platform for Earth system models. The standard which defines a component architecture and a support infrastructure is being developed under open-software practices. Target applications range from operational numerical weather prediction to climate-system change and predictability studies.

Chris Hill; Cecelia DeLuca; Balaji; Max Suarez; Arlindo da Silva

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods  

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods G. Balarac, G of High Performance Computing G. Balarac LEGI, CNRS and Universit´e de Grenoble, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble

Cottet, Georges-Henri

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods  

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods G. Balarac, G of High Performance Computing (HPC) is not anymore restricted to academia and scientific grand challenges

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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3-D HYDRODYNAMIC MODELING IN A GEOSPATIAL FRAMEWORK  

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3-D hydrodynamic models are used by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to simulate the transport of thermal and radionuclide discharges in coastal estuary systems. Development of such models requires accurate bathymetry, coastline, and boundary condition data in conjunction with the ability to rapidly discretize model domains and interpolate the required geospatial data onto the domain. To facilitate rapid and accurate hydrodynamic model development, SRNL has developed a pre- and post-processor application in a geospatial framework to automate the creation of models using existing data. This automated capability allows development of very detailed models to maximize exploitation of available surface water radionuclide sample data and thermal imagery.

Bollinger, J; Alfred Garrett, A; Larry Koffman, L; David Hayes, D

2006-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructal multi-scale package of vertical channels with natural convection and maximal heat transfer density. CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN: THE GENERATION OF MULTI-SCALE HEAT  

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transfer density. CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN: THE GENERATION OF MULTI-SCALE HEAT AND FLUID FLOW STRUCTURES-scale structures in natural convection with the objective of maximizing the heat transfer density, or the heat transfer rate per unit of volume§ . The flow volume is filled with vertical equidistant heated blades

Kihm, IconKenneth David

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A Framework to Compare OR Models for Humanitarian Logistics  

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Abstract A multitude of OR models – mainly mathematical programs – has been published in relevant journals to support decision-making in the field of humanitarian logistics. Due to the effort that comes with their application, these models are often not adapted by practitioners in humanitarian organizations. Clearly, one part of the effort relates to the comparison process in which the decision-maker has to choose the most appropriate model out of the available OR models. In this contribution, a framework is presented that should help decision-makers in the field of humanitarian logistics to compare available OR models. Three different ways how to compare OR models are introduced: based on the decision they support, based on the decision criteria and metrics they use, and based on their underlying methodology and assumptions. To serve as an illustration, two mathematical programs for the specification of stationary warehouses for relief items are compared with the help of this framework. In the long run, this framework will guide users of a methodological toolkit for humanitarian logistics to the most appropriate OR model for their decision problem. The development of such a methodological toolkit is the overarching goal of this work-in-progress.

Henning Gösling; Jutta Geldermann

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A tightly coupled GIS and distributed hydrologic modeling framework  

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Abstract Distributed, physics-based hydrologic models require spatially explicit specification of parameters related to climate, geology, land-cover, soil, and topography. Extracting these parameters from national geodatabases requires intensive data processing. Furthermore, mapping these parameters to model mesh elements necessitates development of data access tools that can handle both spatial and temporal datasets. This paper presents an open-source, platform independent, tightly coupled GIS and distributed hydrologic modeling framework, \\{PIHMgis\\} (www.pihm.psu.edu), to improve model-data integration. Tight coupling is achieved through the development of an integrated user interface with an underlying shared geodata model, which improves data flow between the \\{PIHMgis\\} data processing components. The capability and effectiveness of the \\{PIHMgis\\} framework in providing functionalities for watershed delineation, domain decomposition, parameter assignment, simulation, visualization and analyses, is demonstrated through prototyping of a model simulation. The framework and the approach are applicable for watersheds of varied sizes, and offer a template for future GIS-Model integration efforts.

Gopal Bhatt; Mukesh Kumar; Christopher J. Duffy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Multi-scale Framework for Assessing Demand-Side Resources  

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Nexus of Nexus of Systems Reliability, Energy Costs, the Environment during High Energy Demand Days K. Max Zhang Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Acknowledgement * Joe Eto and Pete Capper at LBNL * Dick Schuler at Cornell * Mike Swider, Peter Carney and Wes Hall at NYISO * Ari Kahn and Jamil Kahn, NYC Mayor's Office * Michael Harrington, ConED Outline * Context: A "peak" problem * Research statement * Methodology * Synergy - DOE's research needs - NYC's resiliency planning High Electric Demand Days (HEDD): A "Peak" Problem * Hot summer days and heat waves * Power Systems - Reliability is compromised - Cost of electricity is high: expensive peaking generators * Environment - High ozone air pollution - Double threats to public health: heat and air pollution

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A Scalable Multi-scale Framework for Parallel Simulation and Visualization of Microbial Evolution  

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new strains with desired proprieties (e.g. resilient strains for recombinant protein or bio-fuels production). We present a microbial evolution simulator, a tool to study and analyze hypotheses regarding digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee

Tagkopoulos, Ilias

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Multi-scale framework for the accelerated design of high-efficiency...  

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inorganic solar cells (OSC) offer a promising low-cost strategy for harnessing solar energy. OSC technology incorporates the advantages of facile fabrication suitable for...

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A Multi-scale Framework for Thermo-viscoelastic Analysis of Fiber Metal Laminates  

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Fiber Metal Laminates (FML) are hybrid composites with alternate layers of orthotropic fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) and isotropic metal alloys. FML can exhibit a nonlinear thermo-viscoelastic behavior under the influence of external mechanical...

Sawant, Sourabh P.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of  

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Residential Air Quality Policies Speaker(s): Jennifer Logue Date: November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Brett Singer People spend the majority of their time in residences and the health burden of indoor air is significant. However, the definitions of "acceptable" and "good" indoor air quality (IAQ), and the most effective, energy efficient methods for achieving various levels of IAQ are still matters of research and debate. Current ventilation standards focus on minimum requirements for overall and mechanically provided ventilation rates, and vented combustion equipment, and require only the installation of kitchen and bath exhaust fans for source control. These standards generally are

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Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie  

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Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt Area- Implications from Mt Resistivity Surveying Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt Area- Implications from Mt Resistivity Surveying Abstract Extended magnetotelluric (MT) profiling results over the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt area were recently completed to explore the hypothesis that fluid circulation to depths of 10 km or more is generating well temperatures in the field >280 C.This transect has revealed families of resistivity structures commonly dominated by high-angle

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Velo: A Knowledge Management Framework for Modeling and Simulation  

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Modern scientific enterprises are inherently knowledge-intensive. Scientific studies in domains such as geosciences, climate, and biology require the acquisition and manipulation of large amounts of experimental and field data to create inputs for large-scale computational simulations. The results of these simulations are then analyzed, leading to refinements of inputs and models and additional simulations. The results of this process must be managed and archived to provide justifications for regulatory decisions and publications that are based on the models. In this paper we introduce our Velo framework that is designed as a reusable, domain independent knowledge management infrastructure for modeling and simulation. Velo leverages, integrates and extends open source collaborative and content management technologies to create a scalable and flexible core platform that can be tailored to specific scientific domains. We describe the architecture of Velo for managing and associating the various types of data that are used and created in modeling and simulation projects, as well as the framework for integrating domain-specific tools. To demonstrate realizations of Velo, we describe examples from two deployed sites for carbon sequestration and climate modeling. These provide concrete example of the inherent extensibility and utility of our approach.

Gorton, Ian; Sivaramakrishnan, Chandrika; Black, Gary D.; White, Signe K.; Purohit, Sumit; Lansing, Carina S.; Madison, Michael C.; Schuchardt, Karen L.; Liu, Yan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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User satisfaction modeling framework for automotive audio interfaces  

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Abstract Currently the research on product satisfaction is evolving to integrate pleasure and delight alongside other, more traditional needs. Pleasure and delight are emotional and hedonic benefits experienced by the user when interacting with the product. Thus, user satisfaction models have to deal with high complexity of product properties that collectively contribute to satisfaction. The formulation of these models has to include not only a proper taxonomy, but also the organization of such properties in categories and their relation to well defined satisfaction dimensions. Successful models would help to find out the most effective technical and design specifications (engineering parameters) that give shape to specific attributes of design, sometimes called “brand feelings”, defined in accordance with the business strategy. The objective of this paper is to present a user satisfaction modeling framework that deals with the complexity of an in-car user interface, namely the audio one. The proposed framework defines three distinct types of product properties: engineering parameters (P), perceived product attributes (A) and satisfaction dimensions (D) and presents a methodology to link the perceived product attributes (A) to satisfaction dimension (D). Relevance to industry Better understanding of the relationships between perceived and formal properties of automotive audio interfaces in order to contribute to better define their technical and design specifications.

José Gaspar; Mihail Fontul; Elsa Henriques; Arlindo Silva

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Multi-Scale Plant-Groundwater Interactions  

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and their implications at a range of scales. At the plant scale (~1 m^(2)), a physically-based model was developed to explore the hydraulic mechanisms of plant groundwater use. New functions of root water uptake and hydraulic redistribution (HR) in the model were driven...

Gou, Si

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Modeling Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies  

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Karen L. cohen Karen L. cohen Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-386-6667 karen.cohen@netl.doe.gov Edward s. Rubin Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue 128A Baker Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-268-5897 rubin@cmu.edu An IntegrAted ModelIng FrAMework For CArbon CApture And StorAge teChnologIeS Background The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is developing safe, lower-cost methods of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) capture and storage (CCS) as a potential option for climate change mitigation. In addition to technology development, there is a need for modeling and assessment tools to evaluate and compare the cost and effectiveness of CCS methods. Analytical

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Multi-scale mechanical improvement produced in carbon nanotube fibers by irradiation cross-linking  

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Review Multi-scale mechanical improvement produced in carbon nanotube fibers by irradiation cross T Fibers and yarns based on carbon nanotubes (CNT) are emerging as a possible improve- ment over more traditional high strength carbon fibers used as reinforcement elements in composite materials. This is driven

Espinosa, Horacio D.

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RIPARIAN ECOSYSTEMS AND BUFFERS: MULTI-SCALE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND MANAGEMENT AWRA SUMMER SPECIALTY CONFERENCE  

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, and the ecosystem services it provides, is required to prioritise the protection and restoration of riparian zones the protection and restoration of riparian zones. KEY TERMS: large woody debris, aquatic ecology, watersheds ECOSYSTEMS AND BUFFERS: MULTI-SCALE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND MANAGEMENT AWRA SUMMER SPECIALTY CONFERENCE

Walker, Jeff

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A Model-Driven Engineering Framework for Component Models Interoperability  

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A multitude of component models exist today, characterized by slightly different conceptual architectural elements, focusing on a specific operational domain, covering different phases of component life-cycle, or supporting analysis of different quality ...

Ivica Crnkovi?; Ivano Malavolta; Henry Muccini

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of solution uncertainties in single-column modeling frameworks  

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Single-column models (SCMs) have been extensively promoted in recent years as an effective means to develop and test physical parameterizations targeted for more complex three-dimensional climate models. Although there are some clear advantages associated with single-column modeling, there are also some significant disadvantages, including the absence of large-scale feedbacks. Basic limitations of an SCM framework can make it difficult to interpret solutions, and at times contribute to rather striking failures to identify even first-order sensitivities as they would be observed in a global climate simulation. This manuscript will focus on one of the basic experimental approaches currently exploited by the single-column modeling community, with an emphasis on establishing the inherent uncertainties in the numerical solutions. The analysis will employ the standard physics package from the NCAR CCM3 and will illustrate the nature of solution uncertainties that arise from nonlinearities in parameterized physics. The results of this study suggest the need to make use of an ensemble methodology when conducting single-column modeling investigations.

Hack, J.J.; Pedretti, J.A.

2000-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Jesper Pedersen Notander; Per Runeson; Martin Höst

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Ripplet Transform Based Statistical Framework for Natural Color Image Retrieval  

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We present a novel Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) scheme for natural color images using Multi-scale Geometric Analysis (MGA) of Ripplet Transform (RT) Type-I in the statistical framework based on General...

Manish Chowdhury; Sudeb Das; Malay K. Kundu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Database to Support a Multi-Scale Analysis of the Distribution of Westslope Cutthroat Trout  

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Development of a Database to Support a Multi-Scale Analysis of the Distribution of Westslope ....................................................................................................................................5 Database Development expression of life history, and no hybridization) comprise only 22% of this total (Thurow et al. 1997

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New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling...  

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framework. In November 2013, NREL presented a full-day workshop on FAST in Frankfurt, Germany, hosted by the University of Stuttgart. The workshop was attended by 50 participants,...

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A Process Modelling Framework for Formal Validation of Panama Canal System Operations  

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1 A Process Modelling Framework for Formal Validation of Panama Canal System Operations John develop a process modeling framework for the evaluation and formal validation of Panama Canal system. The Panama Canal is one of the world's most important waterways. Initially opened for operation in 1914

Austin, Mark

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A Modeling and Exploration Framework for Mapping of Linear ArrayA Modeling and Exploration Framework for Mapping of Linear Array of Tasks onto Adaptive Computing Systemsof Tasks onto Adaptive Computing Systems Egor Andreev, Sumit Mohanty, Viktor K. Prasan  

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) · Supports applications modeled as data flow graphs · Interpretive simulation allows rapid hardware ModelingModeling Constraint Satisfaction using DESERTConstraint Satisfaction using DESERT Rapid EstimationIdentifying Final Design MILAN FrameworkMILAN Framework MILAN is a model-based, extensible simulation framework

Prasanna, Viktor K.

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Data-Adaptive Wavelets and Multi-Scale Singular Spectrum Analysis  

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Using multi-scale ideas from wavelet analysis, we extend singular-spectrum analysis (SSA) to the study of nonstationary time series of length $N$ whose intermittency can give rise to the divergence of their variance. SSA relies on the construction of the lag-covariance matrix C on M lagged copies of the time series over a fixed window width W to detect the regular part of the variability in that window in terms of the minimal number of oscillatory components; here W = M Dt, with Dt the time step. The proposed multi-scale SSA is a local SSA analysis within a moving window of width M fractal or power-law behavior which mimic selected features of certain climatic and geophysical time series. A real application is to the Southern Oscillation index (SOI) monthly values for 1933-1996. Our methodology highlights an abrupt periodicity shift in the SOI near 1960. This abrupt shift between 4 and 3 years supports the Devil's staircase scenario for the El Nino/Southern Oscillation phenomenon.

P. Yiou; D. Sornette; M. Ghil

1998-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The Lattice Boltzmann Method as a General Framework for Blood Flow Modelling  

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Chapter 10 The Lattice Boltzmann Method as a General Framework for Blood Flow Modelling with the Lattice Boltzmann method and the underlying Cartesian mesh. The methodology allows to accommodate red, the Lattice Boltzmann framework has become a reality for studying sections of the human circulatory system

Pontrelli, Giuseppe

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17.1%-Efficient Multi-Scale-Textured Black Silicon Solar Cells without Dielectric Antireflection Coating: Preprint  

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In this work we present 17.1%-efficient p-type single crystal Si solar cells with a multi-scale-textured surface and no dielectric antireflection coating. Multi-scale texturing is achieved by a gold-nanoparticle-assisted nanoporous etch after conventional micron scale KOH-based pyramid texturing (pyramid black etching). By incorporating geometric enhancement of antireflection, this multi-scale texturing reduces the nanoporosity depth required to make silicon 'black' compared to nanoporous planar surfaces. As a result, it improves short-wavelength spectral response (blue response), previously one of the major limiting factors in 'black-Si' solar cells. With multi-scale texturing, the spectrum-weighted average reflectance from 350- to 1000-nm wavelength is below 2% with a 100-nm deep nanoporous layer. In comparison, roughly 250-nm deep nanopores are needed to achieve similar reflectance on planar surface. Here, we characterize surface morphology, reflectivity and solar cell performance of the multi-scale textured solar cells.

Toor, F.; Page, M. R.; Branz, H. M.; Yuan, H. C.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled numerical approach combining finite volume and lattice Boltzmann methods for multi-scale multi-physicochemical processes  

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A coupled (hybrid) simulation strategy spatially combining the finite volume method (FVM) and the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), called CFVLBM, is developed to simulate coupled multi-scale multi-physicochemical processes. In the CFVLBM, computational domain of multi-scale problems is divided into two sub-domains, i.e., an open, free fluid region and a region filled with porous materials. The FVM and LBM are used for these two regions, respectively, with information exchanged at the interface between the two sub-domains. A general reconstruction operator (RO) is proposed to derive the distribution functions in the LBM from the corresponding macro scalar, the governing equation of which obeys the convection–diffusion equation. The CFVLBM and the RO are validated in several typical physicochemical problems and then are applied to simulate complex multi-scale coupled fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transport, and chemical reaction in a wall-coated micro reactor. The maximum ratio of the grid size between the FVM and LBM regions is explored and discussed. -- Highlights: •A coupled simulation strategy for simulating multi-scale phenomena is developed. •Finite volume method and lattice Boltzmann method are coupled. •A reconstruction operator is derived to transfer information at the sub-domains interface. •Coupled multi-scale multiple physicochemical processes in micro reactor are simulated. •Techniques to save computational resources and improve the efficiency are discussed.

Chen, Li; He, Ya-Ling [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China); Kang, Qinjun [Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)] [Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Tao, Wen-Quan, E-mail: wqtao@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of the DAYCENT Biogeochemical Model within a Multi-Model Framework  

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Agricultural residues are the largest near term source of cellulosic 13 biomass for bioenergy production, but removing agricultural residues sustainably 14 requires considering the critical roles that residues play in the agronomic system. 15 Determining sustainable removal rates for agricultural residues has received 16 significant attention and integrated modeling strategies have been built to evaluate 17 sustainable removal rates considering soil erosion and organic matter constraints. 18 However the current integrated model does not quantitatively assess soil carbon 19 and long term crop yields impacts of residue removal. Furthermore the current 20 integrated model does not evaluate the greenhouse gas impacts of residue 21 removal, specifically N2O and CO2 gas fluxes from the soil surface. The DAYCENT 22 model simulates several important processes for determining agroecosystem 23 performance. These processes include daily Nitrogen-gas flux, daily carbon dioxide 24 flux from soil respiration, soil organic carbon and nitrogen, net primary productivity, 25 and daily water and nitrate leaching. Each of these processes is an indicator of 26 sustainability when evaluating emerging cellulosic biomass production systems for 27 bioenergy. A potentially vulnerable cellulosic biomass resource is agricultural 28 residues. This paper presents the integration of the DAYCENT model with the 29 existing integration framework modeling tool to investigate additional environment 30 impacts of agricultural residue removal. The integrated model is extended to 31 facilitate two-way coupling between DAYCENT and the existing framework. The 32 extended integrated model is applied to investigate additional environmental 33 impacts from a recent sustainable agricultural residue removal dataset. The 34 integrated model with DAYCENT finds some differences in sustainable removal 35 rates compared to previous results for a case study county in Iowa. The extended 36 integrated model with DAYCENT also predicts that long term yields will decrease.

David Muth

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing uncertainty in integrated environmental modelling: The UncertWeb framework  

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Web-based distributed modelling architectures are gaining increasing recognition as potentially useful tools to build holistic environmental models, combining individual components in complex workflows. However, existing web-based modelling frameworks ... Keywords: Interoperability, Model web, UncertWeb, Uncertainty, Uncertainty propagation, Visualisation, Web services

Lucy Bastin; Dan Cornford; Richard Jones; Gerard B. M. Heuvelink; Edzer Pebesma; Christoph Stasch; Stefano Nativi; Paolo Mazzetti; Matthew Williams

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework for the Rapid Development of Modeling Environments kos Ldeczi, Mikls Marti and Pter Vlgyesi1  

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of domain models, support the design process by automated systems analysis and simulation and automatically1 Framework for the Rapid Development of Modeling Environments Ákos Lédeczi, Miklós Maróti are integrated sets of modeling, model analysis, simulation and code generation tools that aid the design

Maróti, Miklós

117

RspSim A Simulation Model of the Reliable Server Pooling Framework  

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RspSim ­ A Simulation Model of the Reliable Server Pooling Framework Thomas Dreibholz, Martin Becke--This code contribution paper provides an overview of the RSPSIM model, which is a simulation model. Clearly, in order to evaluate RSerPool, an OMNET++-based simulation model ­ called RSPSIM ­ had been

Dreibholz, Thomas

118

The Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume Quality Assurance Project Plan  

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The purpose of the project is to conduct research at an Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge Site in the Hanford Site 300 Area, CERCLA OU 300-FF-5 (Figure 1), to investigate multi-scale mass transfer processes associated with a subsurface uranium plume impacting both the vadose zone and groundwater. The project will investigate a series of science questions posed for research related to the effect of spatial heterogeneities, the importance of scale, coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes, and measurements/approaches needed to characterize a mass-transfer dominated system. The research will be conducted by evaluating three (3) different hypotheses focused on multi-scale mass transfer processes in the vadose zone and groundwater, their influence on field-scale U(VI) biogeochemistry and transport, and their implications to natural systems and remediation. The project also includes goals to 1) provide relevant materials and field experimental opportunities for other ERSD researchers and 2) generate a lasting, accessible, and high-quality field experimental database that can be used by the scientific community for testing and validation of new conceptual and numerical models of subsurface reactive transport.

Fix, N. J.

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

119

Multiscale Simulation Framework for Coupled Fluid Flow and Mechanical Deformation  

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A multiscale linear-solver framework for the pressure equation associated with flow in highly heterogeneous porous formations was developed. The multiscale based approach is cast in a general algebraic form, which facilitates integration of the new scalable linear solver in existing flow simulators. The Algebraic Multiscale Solver (AMS) is employed as a preconditioner within a multi-stage strategy. The formulations investigated include the standard MultiScale Finite-Element (MSFE) andMultiScale Finite-Volume (MSFV) methods. The local-stage solvers include incomplete factorization and the so-called Correction Functions (CF) associated with the MSFV approach. Extensive testing of AMS, as an iterative linear solver, indicate excellent convergence rates and computational scalability. AMS compares favorably with advanced Algebraic MultiGrid (AMG) solvers for highly detailed three-dimensional heterogeneous models. Moreover, AMS is expected to be especially beneficial in solving time-dependent problems of coupled multiphase flow and transport in large-scale subsurface formations.

Tchelepi, Hamdi

2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale approach to invasion percolation of rock fracture networks  

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A multi-scale scheme for the invasion percolation of rock fracture networks with heterogeneous fracture aperture fields is proposed. Inside fractures, fluid transport is calculated on the finest scale and found to be localized in channels as a consequence of the aperture field. The channel network is characterized and reduced to a vectorized artificial channel network (ACN). Different realizations of ACNs are used to systematically calculate efficient apertures for fluid transport inside differently sized fractures as well as fracture intersection and entry properties. Typical situations in fracture networks are parameterized by fracture inclination, flow path length along the fracture and intersection lengths in the entrance and outlet zones of fractures. Using these scaling relations obtained from the finer scales, we simulate the invasion process of immiscible fluids into saturated discrete fracture networks, which were studied in previous works.

Ali N. Ebrahimi; Falk K. Wittel; Nuno A. M. Araújo; Hans J. Herrmann

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a component-based integrated environmental modeling framework  

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Integrated environmental modeling (IEM) includes interdependent science-based components that comprise an appropriate software modeling system and are responsible for consuming and producing information as part of the system, but moving information from ... Keywords: FRAMES, IEM, Integrated environmental modeling, Multimedia modeling, Risk assessment

Gene Whelan, Keewook Kim, Mitch A. Pelton, Karl J. Castleton, Gerard F. Laniak, Kurt Wolfe, Rajbir Parmar, Justin Babendreier, Michael Galvin

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COAL: a generic modelling and prototyping framework for convex optimization problems of variational image analysis  

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We present the Convex Optimization Algorithms Library COAL, a flexible C++framework for modelling and solving convex optimization problems in connection with variational problems of image analysis. COAL connects solver implementations with specific models ... Keywords: convex optimization, image processing, sparse large-scale programming, variational modelling

Dirk Breitenreicher; Jan Lellmann; Christoph Schnörr

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Sector Energy Efficiency Modeling (ISEEM) Framework Documentation  

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Model Part I, Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme,A Report of the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Project,Energy Efficiency Technologies in Integrated Assessment

Karali, Nihan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

New Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool (Fact Sheet)  

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A recent overhaul of the tool makes it a powerful, robust, and flexible modeling software to aid the development of innovative wind and water power technologies.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE INTEGRATION MODELING FRAMEWORK FOR ESTIMATING MOBILE SOURCE EMISSIONS  

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@vt.edu. #12;Rakha and Ahn 2 the environmental impacts of ITS alternatives. The model combines car dynamics. Consequently, the assessment of the energy and emission impacts of alternative investments can-following, vehicle dynamics, lane changing, energy, and emission models to estimate mobile source emissions directly

Rakha, Hesham A.

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Modeling of Multiphase Flow with a Multiphysics Framework  

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differ locally. ­ Here: Remediation scenario 2p2c Conditions 1p2c Conditions Multi-Physics #12 Summary Concept of Multi-Physics Multi-Physics 2p2c Conditions 1p2c Conditions #12;10 Department differ locally ­ Divide into sub-domains. ­ Apply different models locally. Numerical model 1p2c

Cirpka, Olaf Arie

127

Synthesis models in a probabilistic framework: metrics of fitting  

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In general, synthesis models provide the mean value of the distribution of possible integrated luminosities, this distribution (and not only its mean value) being the actual description of the integrated luminosity. Therefore, to obtain the closest model to an observation only provides confi- dence about the precision of such a fit, but not information about the accuracy of the result. In this contribution we show how to overcome this drawback and we propose the use of the theoretical mean-averaged dispersion that can be produced by synthesis models as a metric of fitting to infer accurate physical parameters of observed systems.

M. Cervino; V. Luridiana

2007-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

128

Design theoretic analysis of three system modeling frameworks.  

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This paper analyzes three simulation architectures from the context of modeling scalability to address System of System (SoS) and Complex System problems. The paper first provides an overview of the SoS problem domain and reviews past work in analyzing model and general system complexity issues. It then identifies and explores the issues of vertical and horizontal integration as well as coupling and hierarchical decomposition as the system characteristics and metrics against which the tools are evaluated. In addition, it applies Nam Suh's Axiomatic Design theory as a construct for understanding coupling and its relationship to system feasibility. Next it describes the application of MATLAB, Swarm, and Umbra (three modeling and simulation approaches) to modeling swarms of Unmanned Flying Vehicle (UAV) agents in relation to the chosen characteristics and metrics. Finally, it draws general conclusions for analyzing model architectures that go beyond those analyzed. In particular, it identifies decomposition along phenomena of interaction and modular system composition as enabling features for modeling large heterogeneous complex systems.

McDonald, Michael James

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

3D/4D MODELLING, VISUALIZATION AND INFORMATION FRAMEWORKS: CURRENT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PRACTICE  

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33 3D/4D MODELLING, VISUALIZATION AND INFORMATION FRAMEWORKS: CURRENT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY to visualize and model geologic data and information in 3 spatial dimensions (3D) and sometimes adding time in visualizing and coupling geologic, hydrologic, atmospheric, and biologic processes together into 3D/4D

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A Flexible Atmospheric Modeling Framework for the CESM  

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We have created two global dynamical cores based on the unified system of equations and Z-grid staggering on an icosahedral grid, which are collectively called UZIM (Unified Z-grid Icosahedral Model). The z-coordinate version (UZIM-height) can be run in hydrostatic and nonhydrostatic modes. The sigma-coordinate version (UZIM-sigma) runs in only hydrostatic mode. The super-parameterization has been included as a physics option in both models. The UZIM versions with the super-parameterization are called SUZI. With SUZI-height, we have completed aquaplanet runs. With SUZI-sigma, we are making aquaplanet runs and realistic climate simulations. SUZI-sigma includes realistic topography and a SiB3 model to parameterize the land-surface processes.

Randall, David [Colorado State University; Heikes, Ross [Colorado State University; Konor, Celal [Colorado State University

2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

131

ERP data sharing framework using the Generic Product Model (GPM)  

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Nowadays, all product life cycle processes are investigated deeply in order to get an advantage over competitors. To support these processes, several software applications are available. However, this wide range of heterogeneous applications leads to ... Keywords: Enterprise Resource Planning, Generic Product Model, Information sharing, Management data

Souleiman Naciri; Naoufel Cheikhrouhou; Michel Pouly; Jean-Charles Binggeli; Rémy Glardon

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A service-oriented modeling and simulation framework for rapid development of distributed applications  

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The paper presents a service-oriented distributed modeling and simulation framework that supports the development and evaluation of large scale distributed systems such as network-centric and system-of-systems applications. The distinct features of the framework include a modeling and specification language, dynamic model checking for completeness and consistency, automated code generation from the specification, simulation of different architectures with a template-based platform builder, service-oriented multi-agent simulation for easy re-configuration and re-composition, formal policy specification and enforcement for dynamic verification, and dynamic analyses for evaluation and monitoring. The framework and most of the tools reported in this paper have been implemented and applied in several industrial projects. This paper presents the design principles, user interfaces, its runtime infrastructure, and the experiment results on its performance.

W.T. Tsai; Chun Fan; Yinong Chen; Ray Paul

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Multi-scale Mechanical Characterization of Highly Swollen Photo-activated Collagen Hydrogels  

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Biological hydrogels have been increasingly sought after as e.g. wound dressings or scaffolds for regenerative medicine, due to their inherent biofunctionality in biological environments. Especially in moist wound healing, the ideal material should absorb large amounts of wound exudate whilst remaining mechanically competent in-situ. Despite their large hydration, however, current biological hydrogels still leave much to be desired in terms of mechanical properties in physiological conditions. To address this challenge, a multi-scale approach is presented for the synthetic design of cyto-compatible collagen hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties (from nano- up to the macro-scale), uniquely high swelling ratios and retained (>70%) triple-helical features. Type I collagen was covalently functionalized with three different monomers, i.e. 4 vinylbenzyl chloride, glycidyl methacrylate and methacrylic anhydride, respectively. Backbone rigidity, hydrogen-bonding capability and degree of functionalization (F: 16±12 &ndash 91±7 mol.-%) of introduced moieties governed the structure-property relationships in resulting collagen networks, so that the swelling ratio (SR: 707±51 &ndash 1996±182 wt.-%), bulk compressive modulus (Ec: 30±7 &ndash 168±40 kPa) and Atomic Force Microscopy elastic modulus (EAFM: 16±2 &ndash 387±66 kPa) were readily adjusted. In light of their remarkably high swelling and mechanical properties, these tunable collagen hydrogels may be further exploited for the design of advanced dressings for chronic wound care.

Giuseppe Tronci; Colin A. Grant; Neil H. Thomson; Stephen J. Russell; David J. Wood

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

134

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

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

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

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Modeling Concept Combinations in a Quantum-theoretic Framework  

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We present modeling for conceptual combinations which uses the mathematical formalism of quantum theory. Our model faithfully describes a large amount of experimental data collected by different scholars on concept conjunctions and disjunctions. Furthermore, our approach sheds a new light on long standing drawbacks connected with vagueness, or fuzziness, of concepts, and puts forward a completely novel possible solution to the 'combination problem' in concept theory. Additionally, we introduce an explanation for the occurrence of quantum structures in the mechanisms and dynamics of concepts and, more generally, in cognitive and decision processes, according to which human thought is a well structured superposition of a 'logical thought' and a 'conceptual thought', and the latter usually prevails over the former, at variance with some widespread beliefs

Diederik Aerts; Sandro Sozzo

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer-Aided Modeling Framework for Efficient Model Development, Analysis, and Identification: Combustion and Reactor Modeling  

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A representative of the systems modeling languages is Modelica,(8) a standardized modeling language based on object-oriented concepts. ... Modelica Association. ... Modelica - A Unified Object-Oriented Language for Physical Systems Models. ...

Martina Heitzig; Gürkan Sin; Mauricio Sales-Cruz; Peter Glarborg; Rafiqul Gani

2010-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

137

Artificial Neural Network Model for fMRI timeseries and a Framework for Comparison of Convolution Models  

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Artificial Neural Network Model for fMRI timeseries and a Framework for Comparison of Convolution of the hemodynamic response was proposed in [5]. Here we propose an artificial neural network (ANN) model. Method The specific neural network we will use is a two­layer feed­forward type. Parameters are optimized

Nielsen, Finn Ã?rup

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Multi-scale Modeling Consortium -Working Group 5 Minutes of the WG activities in December 2006  

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-scale simulations among volunteers' computers. Projects such as Folding@Home, Rosetta@Home, and Predictor

Taufer, Michela

139

Multi-scale process and supply chain modelling: from lignocellulosic feedstock to process and products  

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...process net profit pyrolysis for corn stover net profit = F(transportation...pressure) enzymatic hydrolysis for energy crops net profit = F(transportation...hybrid process for a mixture of corn stover, energy crops and forest residue net profit...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clinically driven design of multi-scale cancer models: the ContraCancrum project paradigm  

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...The image processing software DrEye integrates imaging...toxicological data provide safety limits beyond which...inhibition 50 (GI50) or radiation 50 per cent lethal dose...into a single piece of software, several integrated...three-dimensional volumetric software: comparison of squamous...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale process and supply chain modelling: from lignocellulosic feedstock to process and products  

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...immediately after designing an infrastructure network and considers a fixed infrastructure over a certain time period...classifications of supply chain. infrastructure network design supply...temperature and pressure) hybrid process for a mixture...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulated diurnal rainfall physics in a multi-scale global climate model with embedded explicit convection  

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Review, 131 (5), 830–844. Marchand, R. and T. Ackerman,M. , T. Ackerman, R. Marchand, and M. Khairoutdinov, 2006:process. ” Adapted from Marchand et al. (2009b) Figure

Pritchard, Michael Stephen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Fission Product Transport in Triso-Coated Particle Fuels: Multi-Scale Modeling and Experiment  

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The goal of this project is to determine diffusion rates of Ag through SiC and test the hypothesis that diffusion along grain boundaries is responsible for the integral release rates seen in experiments.

Szlufarska, Izabela; Morgan, Dane; Allen, Todd

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Multi-Scale T/H Codes and Models for DNB CP  

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L3.AMA.CP.P8.01 vi CASL-U-2014-0032-000 FIGURES Figure 2-1: Simplified Diagram of Test Capsule Used in RIA Pulse Experiments...4 Figure 2-2: Locations...

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Multi-scale modelling of III-nitrides: from dislocations to the electronic structure  

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or public lighting nowadays use GaN-based LEDs. Significant effort is being invested in development of efficient and reliable LEDs which emit comfort- able white light, as there is a huge market potential for replacing bulbs and fluorescent tubes currently... of wurtzite forms of the III-nitrides. The range of the visible spectrum is shown on the wavelength axis. GaN and its alloys with aluminium or indium are in their stable form, wurtzite direct band gap semicon- ductors that have become the most important since...

Holec, David

146

A Graphical Framework for Spectrum Modeling and Decision Making in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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1 A Graphical Framework for Spectrum Modeling and Decision Making in Cognitive Radio Networks occupancies in cognitive radio networks. It is known that there exist correlations of spectrum occupancies for the inference and decision problems related to spectrum ac- tivities in cognitive radio networks. Bayesian

Qiu, Robert Caiming

147

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

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

Sun, Yan Lindsay

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A practical framework for eliciting and modeling system dependability requirements: Experience from the NASA  

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A practical framework for eliciting and modeling system dependability requirements: Experience from of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA b Fraunhofer Center for Experimental March 2005; accepted 21 March 2005 Available online 29 April 2005 Abstract The dependability of a system

Basili, Victor R.

149

Uncertainty Analysis Framework - Hanford Site-Wide Groundwater Flow and Transport Model  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) embarked on a new initiative to strengthen the technical defensibility of the predictions being made with a site-wide groundwater flow and transport model at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. In FY 2000, the focus of the initiative was on the characterization of major uncertainties in the current conceptual model that would affect model predictions. The long-term goals of the initiative are the development and implementation of an uncertainty estimation methodology in future assessments and analyses using the site-wide model. This report focuses on the development and implementation of an uncertainty analysis framework.

Cole, Charles R.; Bergeron, Marcel P.; Murray, Christopher J.; Thorne, Paul D.; Wurstner, Signe K.; Rogers, Phillip M.

2001-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementations of a Flexible Framework for Managing Geologic Sequestration Modeling Projects  

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Numerical simulation is a standard practice used to support designing, operating, and monitoring CO2 injection projects. Although a variety of computational tools have been developed that support the numerical simulation process, many are single-purpose or platform specific and have a prescribed workflow that may or may not be suitable for a particular project. We are developing an open-source, flexible framework named Velo that provides a knowledge management infrastructure and tools to support modeling and simulation for various types of projects in a number of scientific domains. The Geologic Sequestration Software Suite (GS3) is a version of this framework with features and tools specifically tailored for geologic sequestration studies. Because of its general nature, GS3 is being employed in a variety of ways on projects with differing goals. GS3 is being used to support the Sim-SEQ international model comparison study, by providing a collaborative framework for the modeling teams and providing tools for model comparison. Another customized deployment of GS3 has been made to support the permit application process. In this case, GS3 is being used to manage data in support of conceptual model development and provide documentation and provenance for numerical simulations. An additional customized deployment of GS3 is being created for use by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) to aid in the CO2 injection permit application review process in one of its regions. These use cases demonstrate GS3’s flexibility, utility, and broad applicability

White, Signe K.; Gosink, Luke J.; Sivaramakrishnan, Chandrika; Black, Gary D.; Purohit, Sumit; Bacon, Diana H.; Hou, Zhangshuan; Lin, Guang; Gorton, Ian; Bonneville, Alain

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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1 MODELING THE PERFORMANCE OF ULTRAVIOLET REACTOR IN EULERIAN AND LAGRANGIAN FRAMEWORKS  

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CFD models for simulating the performance of ultraviolet (UV) reactors for micro-organism inactivation were developed in Eulerian and Lagrangian frameworks, taking into account hydrodynamics, kinetics, and radiation field within UV reactor. In the Lagrangian framework, micro-organisms were treated as discrete particles where the trajectory was predicted by integrating the force balance on the particle. In the Eulerian framework, the conservation equation of species (microorganisms) was solved along with the transport equations. The fluid flow was characterized experimentally using particle image velocimetry (PIV) flow visualization techniques and modeled using CFD for a UV reactor prototype model. The performance of annular UV reactors with an inlet parallel and perpendicular to the reactor axis were investigated. The results indicated that the fluid flow distribution within the reactor volume can significantly affect the reactor performance. Both the Eulerian and Lagrangian models were used to obtain complimentary information on the reactors; while the Lagrangian method provided an estimation of the UV-fluence distribution and the trajectory of species, the Eulerian approach showed the concentration distribution and local photo-reaction rates. The combined information can be used to predict and monitor reactor performance and to improve the reactor design.

Angelo Sozzi; Fariborz Taghipour

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modern solver framework to manage solution algorithms in the Community Earth System Model  

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Global Earth-system models (ESM) can now produce simulations that resolve ~50 km features and include finer-scale, interacting physical processes. In order to achieve these scale-length solutions, ESMs require smaller time steps, which limits parallel performance. Solution methods that overcome these bottlenecks can be quite intricate, and there is no single set of algorithms that perform well across the range of problems of interest. This creates significant implementation challenges, which is further compounded by complexity of ESMs. Therefore, prototyping and evaluating new algorithms in these models requires a software framework that is flexible, extensible, and easily introduced into the existing software. We describe our efforts to create a parallel solver framework that links the Trilinos library of solvers to Glimmer-CISM, a continental ice sheet model used in the Community Earth System Model (CESM). We demonstrate this framework within both current and developmental versions of Glimmer-CISM and provide strategies for its integration into the rest of the CESM.

Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Worley, Patrick H [ORNL; Nichols, Dr Jeff A [ORNL; WhiteIII, James B [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Salinger, Andy [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Price, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Lemieux, Jean-Francois [New York University; Lipscomb, William [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Perego, Mauro [Florida State University; Vertenstein, Mariana [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Edwards, Jim [IBM and National Center for Atmospheric Research

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Tracers and Multi-Scale Assessment of Caprock Sealing Behavior: A Case Study of the Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin  

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The assessment of caprocks for geologic CO{sub 2} storage is a multi-scale endeavor. Investigation of a regional caprock - the Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin, USA - at the pore-network scale indicates high capillary sealing capacity and low permeabilities. Core and wellscale data, however, indicate a potential seal bypass system as evidenced by multiple mineralized fractures and methane gas saturations within the caprock. Our interpretation of {sup 4}He concentrations, measured at the top and bottom of the caprock, suggests low fluid fluxes through the caprock: (1) Of the total {sup 4}He produced in situ (i.e., at the locations of sampling) by uranium and thorium decay since deposition of the Kirtland Formation, a large portion still resides in the pore fluids. (2) Simple advection-only and advection-diffusion models, using the measured {sup 4}He concentrations, indicate low permeability ({approx}10-20 m{sup 2} or lower) for the thickness of the Kirtland Formation. These findings, however, do not guarantee the lack of a large-scale bypass system. The measured data, located near the boundary conditions of the models (i.e., the overlying and underlying aquifers), limit our testing of conceptual models and the sensitivity of model parameterization. Thus, we suggest approaches for future studies to better assess the presence or lack of a seal bypass system at this particular site and for other sites in general.

Jason Heath; Brian McPherson; Thomas Dewers

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Empirical Measures of Energy Efficiency into an Energy Modeling Framework  

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Integrating Empirical Measures of Energy Efficiency Into An Energy Modeling Framework Gale Boyd, Argonne National Laboratory Tools such as Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Regressions provide a basis for empirical measures... of efficiency. The definition of efficiency these tools encompass can be as broadly defined as total factor productivity, or narrowly defined in terms of single inputs like energy. Given the ability to generate empirical measures of energy efficiency...

Boyd, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Subbasin-based framework to represent land surface processes in an Earth System Model  

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Realistically representing spatial heterogeneity and lateral land surface processes within and between modeling units in earth system models is important because of their implications to surface energy and water exchange. The traditional approach of using regular grids as computational units in land surface models and earth system models may lead to inadequate representation of lateral movements of water, energy and carbon fluxes, especially when the grid resolution increases. Here a new subbasin-based framework is introduced in the Community Land Model (CLM), which is the land component of the Community Earth System Model (CESM). Local processes are represented assuming each subbasin as a grid cell on a pseudo grid matrix with no significant modifications to the existing CLM modeling structure. Lateral routing of water within and between subbasins is simulated with the subbasin version of a recently-developed physically based routing model, Model for Scale Adaptive River Routing (MOSART). As an illustration, this new framework is implemented in the topographically diverse region of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The modeling units (subbasins) are delineated from high-resolution Digital Elevation Model while atmospheric forcing and surface parameters are remapped from the corresponding high resolution datasets. The impacts of this representation on simulating hydrologic processes are explored by comparing it with the default (grid-based) CLM representation. In addition, the effects of DEM resolution on parameterizing topography and the subsequent effects on runoff processes are investigated. Limited model evaluation and comparison showed that small difference between the averaged forcing can lead to more significant difference in the simulated runoff and streamflow because of nonlinear horizontal processes. Topographic indices derived from high resolution DEM may not improve the overall water balance, but affect the partitioning between surface and subsurface runoff. More systematic analyses are needed to determine the relative merits of the subbasin representation compared to the commonly used grid-based representation, especially when land surface models are approaching higher resolutions.

Tesfa, Teklu K.; Li, Hongyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Huang, Maoyi; Ke, Yinghai; Sun, Yu; Liu, Ying

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing a framework to describe models of community woodland case studies: Six case studies of Scottish community woodlands  

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1 Testing a framework to describe models of community woodland case studies: Six case studies as an area where it would be valuable to both compile additional case studies and to test the framework. CWA in putting together the IPF evidence review and provide an opportunity to field test the use

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Modeling Framework and Validation of a Smart Grid and Demand Response System for Wind Power Integration  

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Electricity generation from wind power and other renewable energy sources is increasing, and their variability introduces new challenges to the power system. The emergence of smart grid technologies in recent years has seen a paradigm shift in redefining the electrical system of the future, in which controlled response of the demand side is used to balance fluctuations and intermittencies from the generation side. This paper presents a modeling framework for an integrated electricity system where loads become an additional resource. The agent-based model represents a smart grid power system integrating generators, transmission, distribution, loads and market. The model incorporates generator and load controllers, allowing suppliers and demanders to bid into a Real-Time Pricing (RTP) electricity market. The modeling framework is applied to represent a physical demonstration project conducted on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA, and validation simulations are performed using actual dynamic data. Wind power is then introduced into the power generation mix illustrating the potential of demand response to mitigate the impact of wind power variability, primarily through thermostatically controlled loads. The results also indicate that effective implementation of Demand Response (DR) to assist integration of variable renewable energy resources requires a diversity of loads to ensure functionality of the overall system.

Broeer, Torsten; Fuller, Jason C.; Tuffner, Francis K.; Chassin, David P.; Djilali, Ned

2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature version 2.1 (MEGAN2.1): an extended and updated framework for modeling biogenic emissions  

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The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature version 2.1 (MEGAN2.1) is a modeling framework for estimating fluxes of biogenic compounds between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere using simple mechanistic ...

Guenther, A. B.

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A Framework for Performance Modeling and Prediction Allan Snavely, Laura Carrington, Nicole Wolter of The San Diego Supercomputer Center with  

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a framework for performance modeling and prediction that is faster than cycle-accurate simulation, more combined with a network model. 0-7695-1524-X/02 $17.00 (c) 2002 IEEE #12;2 Existing network simulators can and then combine this information with a network simulator. To model single-processor performance, we separate

Snavely, Allan

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Casimir force for absorbing media in an open quantum system framework: Scalar model  

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In this article we compute the Casimir force between two finite-width mirrors at finite temperature, working in a simplified model in 1+1 dimensions. The mirrors, considered as dissipative media, are modeled by a continuous set of harmonic oscillators which in turn are coupled to an external environment at thermal equilibrium. The calculation of the Casimir force is performed in the framework of the theory of open quantum systems. It is shown that the Casimir interaction has two different contributions: the usual radiation pressure from the vacuum, which is obtained for ideal mirrors without dissipation or losses, and a Langevin force associated with the noise induced by the interaction between dielectric atoms in the slabs and the thermal bath. Both contributions to the Casimir force are needed in order to reproduce the analogous Lifshitz formula in 1+1 dimensions. We also discuss the relationship between the electromagnetic properties of the mirrors and the spectral density of the environment.

Lombardo, Fernando C.; Rubio Lopez, Adrian E. [Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA and IFIBA CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Mazzitelli, Francisco D. [Departamento de Fisica Juan Jose Giambiagi, FCEyN UBA and IFIBA CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon I, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Centro Atomico Bariloche Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, R8402AGP Bariloche (Argentina)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Muna, Demitri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetland model in an earth systems modeling framework for regional environmental policy analysis  

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The objective of this research is to investigate incorporating a wetland component into a land energy and water fluxes model, the Community Land Model (CLM). CLM is the land fluxes component of the Integrated Global Systems ...

Awadalla, Sirein Salah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delivering HCI modelling to designers: A framework and case study of cognitive modelling  

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......cognitive modelling Simon Buckingham Shum Nick Hammond Human-Computer Interaction Group...cognitive modelling Simon Buckin~am Shum and Nick Hammond The human-computer interaction...contrasted illustrates their respective merits and limitations. How will current work......

Simon Buckingham Shum; Nick Hammond

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated assessment modeling framework for uncertainty studies in global and regional climate change: the MIT IGSM-CAM (version 1.0)  

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This paper describes a computationally efficient framework for uncertainty studies in global and regional climate change. In this framework, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model ...

Monier, Erwan

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Reservoir Modeling by Data Integration via Intermediate Spaces and Artificial Intelligence Tools in MPS Simulation Frameworks  

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Conditioning stochastic simulations are very important in many geostatistical applications that call for the introduction of nonlinear and multiple-point data in reservoir modeling. Here, a new methodology is proposed for the incorporation of different data types into multiple-point statistics (MPS) simulation frameworks. Unlike the previous techniques that call for an approximate forward model (filter) for integration of secondary data into geologically constructed models, the proposed approach develops an intermediate space where all the primary and secondary data are easily mapped onto. Definition of the intermediate space, as may be achieved via application of artificial intelligence tools like neural networks and fuzzy inference systems, eliminates the need for using filters as in previous techniques. The applicability of the proposed approach in conditioning MPS simulations to static and geologic data is verified by modeling a real example of discrete fracture networks using conventional well-log data. The training patterns are well reproduced in the realizations, while the model is also consistent with the map of secondary data.

Ahmadi, Rouhollah, E-mail: rouhollahahmadi@yahoo.com [Amirkabir University of Technology, PhD Student at Reservoir Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Amirkabir University of Technology, PhD Student at Reservoir Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khamehchi, Ehsan [Amirkabir University of Technology, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Amirkabir University of Technology, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A situational awareness framework for securing the smart grid using monitoring sensors and threat models  

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Security, access control and risk mitigation in the smart grid are matters of great impact for this important sector of the critical infrastructure. Situational awareness requires a means of aggregating information and presenting that information in a manner conducive to assessing risk. While major components of the electric power grid were traditionally deployed in physically isolated networks, they are now utilising IP-based, open, interconnected networks to transmit and manage the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) messages. Unfortunately, SCADA protocols used for communications and the systems that implement those protocols were not originally designed with security in mind. Therefore, in order to enhance security and detect potential malicious behaviour, smart grid operators need detailed and accurate information about the status, integrity, configuration and network topology of SCADA devices as well as information about any threats that may impact the grid. This paper describes a comprehensive framework that provides situational awareness (SA) for SCADA devices and their operations in a smart grid environment. Situational awareness is achieved by processing information collected by monitoring sensors and understanding threats that may affect operations. The proposed framework employs a threat modelling methodology to support this mission.

Anastasia Mavridou; Victor Zhou; Jerald Dawkins; Mauricio Papa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Making Sustainable Cleanup Decisions Using the KONVERGENCE Model  

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The effects of closure decisions for used nuclear facilities can extend centuries into the future. Yet, the longevity of decisions made over the past half century has been poor. Our goal is an improved decision framework for decommissioning, stewardship, and waste management. This paper describes our overall framework. Companion papers describe the underlying philosophy of the KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions1 and implications for a class of intractable decision problems.2 Where knowledge, values, and resources converge (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision – a decision that works over time. Our approach clarifies what is needed to make and keep decisions over relevant time periods. The process guides participants through establishing the real problem, understanding the universes of knowledge, values, resources, and generating alternatives. We explore three classes of alternatives – reusable (e.g. greenfield), closed (e.g. entombed structures), and adaptable. After testing for konvergence of alternatives among knowledge, values, resources, we offer suggestions to diagnose divergence, to reduce divergence by refining alternatives to address identified weaknesses, and to plan to keep konvergence over the life of the decision. We believe that decisions made via this method will better stand the test of time – because it will be either acceptable to keep them unchanged or possible to adapt them as knowledge, values, and resources change.

Piet, Steven James; Dettmers, Dana Lee; Dakins, Maxine Ellen; Eide, Steven Arvid; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Kerr, Thomas A; Nitschke, Robert Leon; Oswald, Kyle Blaine; Reisenauer, John Phillip

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Multi-scale Transport Phenomena in Tight Gas and Shale Gas Reservoir Systems  

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. These challenges have impeded efficient economic development of shale resources. New fundamental insights and tools are needed to improve the state of shale gas development. Few attempts have been made to model the compositional behavior of fluids in shale gas...

Freeman, Craig Matthew

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Explaining a complex living system: dynamics, multi-scaling and emergence  

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...master; there is no hierarchical master plan (Cohen Atlan 2006). Note that, unlike...simulation in Rhapsody, carried out under standard conditions, together with the animated...76100 Rehovot, Israel. | Journal Article Review | Computer Simulation Lymph Nodes Models...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the formalization of multi-scale and multi-science processes for integrative biology  

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...modelling and simulation of multi-science applications (e.g. engineering). Two of the best examples are Modelica ( https://www.modelica.org ) and Amesim ( http://www.lmsintl.com/imagine-amesim-1-d-multi-domain-system-simulation...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Stroke-based Rendering by Evolutionary Algorithm Hyung W. Kang, Uday K. Chakraborty, Charles K. Chui, Wenjie He  

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Multi-scale Stroke-based Rendering by Evolutionary Algorithm Hyung W. Kang, Uday K. Chakraborty-scale stroke-based non-photorealistic rendering. The proposed method produces better results than previously: Non-photorealistic rendering, Stroke-based rendering, Computer graphics, Evolutionary algorithm 1

He, Wenjie

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Estimation of Local Energy Norms of Modeling Error in Multi-Scale Modeling of Linearly Elastic Heterogeneous Solids  

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interpret the solution of the boundary value problem in terms 26 of the quantity of interest equivalently as a constraint minimization problem. Find u ? V such that Q(u) = inf v?M Q(v) where M = {v ? V : F (q)?B(v,q) = 0, ?q ? V } (4.2) The solution... of this constraint minimization problem is then governed by the mini- mizer/saddle point (u,p) of the following Lagrangian L(v,q) = Q(v) + F (q)?B(v,q) (4.3) Hence, it is necessary to find the roots of the variation of (4.3), i.e. find (u,p) such that ?L((u,p), (v...

Carter, Jason Aaron

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The multi-scale environment of RS Cnc from CO and HI observations  

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We present a detailed study of the circumstellar gas distribution and kinematics of the semi-regular variable star RS Cnc on spatial scales ranging from ~1" (~150 AU) to ~6' (~0.25 pc). New modeling of CO1-0 and CO2-1 imaging observations leads to a revised characterization of RS Cnc's previously identified axisymmetric molecular outflow. Rather than a simple disk-outflow picture, we find that a gradient in velocity as a function of latitude is needed to fit the spatially resolved spectra, and in our preferred model, the density and the velocity vary smoothly from the equatorial plane to the polar axis. In terms of density, the source appears quasi-spherical, whereas in terms of velocity the source is axi-symmetric with a low expansion velocity in the equatorial plane and faster outflows in the polar directions. The flux of matter is also larger in the polar directions than in the equatorial plane. An implication of our model is that the stellar wind is still accelerated at radii larger than a few hundred AU,...

Hoai, D T; Winters, J M; Nhung, P T; Gérard, E; Libert, Y; Bertre, T Le

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework for Coupling Room Air Models to Heat Balance Model Load and Energy Calculations (RP-1222)  

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for Buildings and Thermal Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., and Qingyan (Yan) Chen systems, estimating building energy use and predicting thermal comfort for buildings with buoyancy models with building energy and load calculations as an extension to the ASHRAE Toolkit for Building Load

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

175

Towards Integrated Model-Driven Testing of SCADA Systems Using the Eclipse Modeling Framework and Modelica  

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Testing SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) near real-time systems is challenging, as it involves complex interactions and the simulation of the supervised and controlled environment. Model-driven testing techniques can help to achieve clarity ... Keywords: SCADA, Testing, MDT, MDA, EMF, Modelica

Jörn Guy Sü?; Adrian Pop; Peter Fritzson; Luke Wildman

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCED INTEGRATION OF MULTI-SCALE MECHANICS AND WELDING PROCESS SIMULATION IN WELD INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT  

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The potential to save trillions of BTU’s in energy usage and billions of dollars in cost on an annual basis based on use of higher strength steel in major oil and gas transmission pipeline construction is a compelling opportunity recognized by both the US Department of Energy (DOE). The use of high-strength steels (X100) is expected to result in energy savings across the spectrum, from manufacturing the pipe to transportation and fabrication, including welding of line pipe. Elementary examples of energy savings include more the 25 trillion BTUs saved annually based on lower energy costs to produce the thinner-walled high-strength steel pipe, with the potential for the US part of the Alaskan pipeline alone saving more than 7 trillion BTU in production and much more in transportation and assembling. Annual production, maintenance and installation of just US domestic transmission pipeline is likely to save 5 to 10 times this amount based on current planned and anticipated expansions of oil and gas lines in North America. Among the most important conclusions from these studies were: • While computational weld models to predict residual stress and distortions are well-established and accurate, related microstructure models need improvement. • Fracture Initiation Transition Temperature (FITT) Master Curve properly predicts surface-cracked pipe brittle-to-ductile initiation temperature. It has value in developing Codes and Standards to better correlate full-scale behavior from either CTOD or Charpy test results with the proper temperature shifts from the FITT master curve method. • For stress-based flaw evaluation criteria, the new circumferentially cracked pipe limit-load solution in the 2007 API 1104 Appendix A approach is overly conservative by a factor of 4/?, which has additional implications. . • For strain-based design of girth weld defects, the hoop stress effect is the most significant parameter impacting CTOD-driving force and can increase the crack-driving force by a factor of 2 depending on strain-hardening, pressure level as a % of SMYS, and flaw size. • From years of experience in circumferential fracture analyses and experimentation, there has not been sufficient integration of work performed for other industries into analogous problems facing the oil and gas pipeline markets. Some very basic concepts and problems solved previously in these fields could have circumvented inconsistencies seen in the stress-based and strain-based analysis efforts. For example, in nuclear utility piping work, more detailed elastic-plastic fracture analyses were always validated in their ability to predict loads and displacements (stresses and strains). The eventual implementation of these methodologies will result in acceleration of the industry adoption of higher-strength line-pipe steels.

Wilkowski, Gery M.; Rudland, David L.; Shim, Do-Jun; Brust, Frederick W.; Babu, Sundarsanam

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling a feed-water control system of a steam generator in the framework of the dynamic reliability  

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Modelling a feed-water control system of a steam generator in the framework of the dynamic with the exploration of an industrial complex system behaviour and its prob- abilistic safety assessment (PSA critical systems), the feed-water control system of a steam generator of a pressurised water nuclear

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Evaluation of the Simulated Interannual and Subseasonal Variability in an AMIP-Style Simulation Using the CSU Multiscale Modeling Framework  

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Framework (MMF) is a new type of general circulation model (GCM) that replaces the conventional precipita- tion associated with the Indian and Asian monsoon seasons, precipitation deficits west, especially in the tropics. The geographical pattern of the seasonal cycle of precipitation is well reproduced

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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Final Report: Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters  

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Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signature—a hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivity—over a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOE’s Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita.

Haggerty, Roy; Day-Lewis, Fred; Singha, Kamini; Johnson, Timothy; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Framework for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration, CCUS  

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Abstract Recent global warming and climate change are often attributed to anthropogenic CO2 emissions from burning and consumption of fossil fuels. CO2 capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) is an enabling technology toward reducing such emissions from stationary sources. However, significant challenges remain to be addressed before CCUS can be deployed at the industrial scale. A major challenge is to reduce the overall cost of CCUS. To this end, we apply a multi-scale approach and provide a comprehensive framework to elucidate materials-centric, process-centric and network-centric understanding toward reducing the overall CCUS cost. At the materials level, a hierarchical in silico screening method is developed to select the candidate adsorbent materials and optimize process conditions in tandem for adsorption-based postcombustion CO2 capture. At the process level, detailed cost-based modeling and optimization of different capture processes are performed, which enable us to develop explicit expressions for the investment and operating costs of capture technologies, and to determine the most cost-effective materials and processes to be used for CO2 capture and compression when addressing diverse emission scenarios. At the network level, we design an optimal nationwide CCUS structure that uses the most appropriate source plants, capture technologies and materials, transportation network, and CO2 utilization and storage sites. We also discuss the factors that affect the CCUS network costs.

M.M. Faruque Hasan; Eric L. First; Fani Boukouvala; Christodoulos A. Floudas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Roadmap Document for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contribution to the Open Modeling Framework  

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The Cooperative Research Network (CRN) of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has identified GridLAB-D as a tool that would provide significant benefit to its member utilities. However, they have also noted that the complexity of the tool would be a significant barrier for adoption. As can often happen in complex simulation environments, as the available capabilities and flexibility increases, the usability of the software decreases except for a few “power” users; this is not unique to GridLAB-D. While GridLAB-D has expanded to a considerable user base, with a few notable exceptions (e.g., American Electric Power) most users are focused on research and development. As a result, NRECA/CRN has proposed an Open Modeling Framework (OMF) designed to make the capabilities of GridLAB-D, and other advanced grid tools, available via a web interface. This will allow utility users to access many of the capabilities of GridLAB-D, with little to no knowledge of the tool itself. Other components will be layered over the simulation engines to provide the user with business support functions, allowing full business case scenarios to be created from the technical data generated within the simulations. Because of the open availability and potential national benefit of the OMF, PNNL has been tasked with supporting NRECA/CRN’s development of the tool, with a focus on incorporating GridLAB-D within the OMF structure and expanding GridLAB-D capabilities to support OMF functions. The GridLAB-D enhancements will be provided first to the OMF developers, but will also be delivered to the wider GridLAB-D community after validation via the community repository. This report is intended to provide a roadmap for the intended enhancements to be delivered by PNNL. Seven tasks were identified in cooperation with NRECA/CRN – each is briefly discussed, including potential outcomes and deadlines.

Fuller, Jason C.; Fisher, Andrew R.; Ciraci, Selim; Hammerstrom, Janelle L.; Hauer, Matthew L.; Schneider, Kevin P.

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for the Real-Time Walkthrough of Massive Models 1 A Framework for the Real-Time Walkthrough of Massive Models  

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techniques. We demonstrate the system on a model of a coal-fired power plant composed of more than 15 million such techniques. Choosing a 15-million-triangle model of a coal-fired electric power plant (Image 1) as our (Graphics data structures), I.3.7 ­ Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism (Virtual reality), J.2 ­ Physical

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Image-based multi-scale modelling and validation of radio-frequency ablation in liver tumours  

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...of the activation energy divided by temperature...patient-specific treatment planning, where conditions...density and E is the electric field intensity...In practice, the electric field strength generated...enclosing the thermal energy generated locally...analysis of charge distribution and electrical field...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multi-scale model for piston ring dynamics, lubrication and oil transport in internal combustion engines  

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Fuel consumption reduction of more than 20% can be achieved through engine friction reduction. Piston and piston rings contribute approximately half of the total engine friction and are therefore central to friction reduction ...

Baelden, Camille

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFRC Focused on Hanford’s 300 Area Uranium Plume  

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The Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge (IFRC) at the Hanford Site 300 Area uranium (U) plume addresses multi-scale mass transfer processes in a complex hydrogeologic setting where groundwater and riverwater interact. A series of forefront science questions on mass transfer are posed for research which relate to the effect of spatial heterogeneities; the importance of scale; coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes; and measurements and approaches needed to characterize and model a mass-transfer dominated system. The project was initiated in February 2007, with CY 2007 and CY 2008 progress summarized in preceding reports. The site has 35 instrumented wells, and an extensive monitoring system. It includes a deep borehole for microbiologic and biogeochemical research that sampled the entire thickness of the unconfined 300 A aquifer. Significant, impactful progress has been made in CY 2009 with completion of extensive laboratory measurements on field sediments, field hydrologic and geophysical characterization, four field experiments, and modeling. The laboratory characterization results are being subjected to geostatistical analyses to develop spatial heterogeneity models of U concentration and chemical, physical, and hydrologic properties needed for reactive transport modeling. The field experiments focused on: (1) physical characterization of the groundwater flow field during a period of stable hydrologic conditions in early spring, (2) comprehensive groundwater monitoring during spring to characterize the release of U(VI) from the lower vadose zone to the aquifer during water table rise and fall, (3) dynamic geophysical monitoring of salt-plume migration during summer, and (4) a U reactive tracer experiment (desorption) during the fall. Geophysical characterization of the well field was completed using the down-well Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) array, with results subjected to robust, geostatistically constrained inversion analyses. These measurements along with hydrologic characterization have yielded 3D distributions of hydraulic properties that have been incorporated into an updated and increasingly robust hydrologic model. Based on significant findings from the microbiologic characterization of deep borehole sediments in CY 2008, down-hole biogeochemistry studies were initiated where colonization substrates and spatially discrete water and gas samplers were deployed to select wells. The increasingly comprehensive field experimental results, along with the field and laboratory characterization, are leading to a new conceptual model of U(VI) flow and transport in the IFRC footprint and the 300 Area in general, and insights on the microbiological community and associated biogeochemical processes. A significant issue related to vertical flow in the IFRC wells was identified and evaluated during the spring and fall field experimental campaigns. Both upward and downward flows were observed in response to dynamic Columbia River stage. The vertical flows are caused by the interaction of pressure gradients with our heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity field. These impacts are being evaluated with additional modeling and field activities to facilitate interpretation and mitigation. The project moves into CY 2010 with ambitious plans for a drilling additional wells for the IFRC well field, additional experiments, and modeling. This research is part of the ERSP Hanford IFRC at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Zachara, John M.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Christensen, John N.; Conrad, Mark E.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Freshley, Mark D.; Haggerty, Roy; Hammon, Glenn; Kent, Douglas B.; Konopka, Allan; Lichtner, Peter C.; Liu, Chongxuan; McKinley, James P.; Murray, Christopher J.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Rubin, Yoram; Vermeul, Vincent R.; Versteeg, Roelof J.; Ward, Anderson L.; Zheng, Chunmiao

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Position Paper: A general framework for Dynamic Emulation Modelling in environmental problems  

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Emulation modelling is an effective way of overcoming the large computational burden associated with the process-based models traditionally adopted by the environmental modelling community. An emulator is a low-order, computationally efficient model ... Keywords: Dynamic emulation modelling, Metamodelling, Model complexity, Model reduction, Process-based models, Response surfaces

A. Castelletti; S. Galelli; M. Ratto; R. Soncini-Sessa; P. C. Young

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Hot Mix Asphalt Compaction Using a Thermodynamics Based Compressible Viscoelastic Model within the Framework of Multiple Natural Configurations  

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asphalt (HMA) using the notion of multiple natural configurations. A thermodynamic framework is employed to study the non-linear dissipative response associated with HMA by specifying the forms for the stored energy and the rate of dissipation function...

Koneru, Saradhi

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An economic decision framework using modeling for improving aquifer remediation design  

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Reducing cost is a critical challenge facing environmental remediation today. One of the most effective ways of reducing costs is to improve decision-making. This can range from choosing more cost- effective remediation alternatives (for example, determining whether a groundwater contamination plume should be remediated or not) to improving data collection (for example, determining when data collection should stoop). Uncertainty in site conditions presents a major challenge for effective decision-making. We present a framework for increasing the effectiveness of remedial design decision-making at groundwater contamination sites where there is uncertainty in many parameters that affect remediation design. The objective is to provide an easy-to-use economic framework for making remediation decisions. The presented framework is used to 1) select the best remedial design from a suite of possible ones, 2) estimate if additional data collection is cost-effective, and 3) determine the most important parameters to be sampled. The framework is developed by combining elements from Latin-Hypercube simulation of contaminant transport, economic risk-cost-benefit analysis, and Regional Sensitivity Analysis (RSA).

James, B.R.; Gwo, J.P.; Toran, L.E.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward a Unified Framework for Quality and Consistency Verification of UML Models  

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the advantages of both static and dynamic verification methods in order to increase the proficiency of the MDD to identify the key features for developing a unified framework suitable to tailor the development process the development team to exercising that vocabulary in all communi- cations using diagrams, writing, and especially

Comini, Marco

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Multi-scale and Integrated Characterization of the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin: From Microscopes to Mapping  

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Historic data from the Department of Energy Eastern Gas Shale Project (ESGP) were compiled to develop a database of geochemical analyses, well logs, lithological and natural fracture descriptions from oriented core, and reservoir parameters. The nine EGSP wells were located throughout the Appalachian Basin and intercepted the Marcellus Shale from depths of 750 meters (2500 ft) to 2500 meters (8200 ft). A primary goal of this research is to use these existing data to help construct a geologic framework model of the Marcellus Shale across the basin and link rock properties to gas productivity. In addition to the historic data, x-ray computerized tomography (CT) of entire cores with a voxel resolution of 240mm and optical microscopy to quantify mineral and organic volumes was performed. Porosity and permeability measurements in a high resolution, steady-state flow apparatus are also planned. Earth Vision software was utilized to display and perform volumetric calculations on individual wells, small areas with several horizontal wells, and on a regional basis. The results indicate that the lithologic character of the Marcellus Shale changes across the basin. Gas productivity appears to be influenced by the properties of the organic material and the mineral composition of the rock, local and regional structural features, the current state of in-situ stress, and lithologic controls on the geometry of induced fractures during stimulations. The recoverable gas volume from the Marcellus Shale is variable over the vertical stratigraphic section, as well as laterally across the basin. The results from this study are expected to help improve the assessment of the resource, and help optimize the recovery of natural gas.

Crandall, Dustin; Soeder, Daniel J; McDannell, Kalin T.; Mroz, Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hydrostratigraphic Framework Model and Alternatives for the Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport Model of Corrective Action Unit 98: Frenchman Flat, Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties, Nevada  

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A new, revised three-dimensional (3-D) hydrostratigraphic framework model for Frenchman Flat was completed in 2004. The area of interest includes Frenchman Flat, a former nuclear testing area at the Nevada Test Site, and proximal areas. Internal and external reviews of an earlier (Phase I) Frenchman Flat model recommended additional data collection to address uncertainties. Subsequently, additional data were collected for this Phase II initiative, including five new drill holes and a 3-D seismic survey.

Bechtel Nevada

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Surface Flux Simulations to Hydrologic Parameters Based on an Uncertainty Quantification Framework Applied to the Community Land Model  

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Uncertainties in hydrologic parameters could have significant impacts on the simulated water and energy fluxes and land surface states, which will in turn affect atmospheric processes and the carbon cycle. Quantifying such uncertainties is an important step toward better understanding and quantification of uncertainty of integrated earth system models. In this paper, we introduce an uncertainty quantification (UQ) framework to analyze sensitivity of simulated surface fluxes to selected hydrologic parameters in the Community Land Model (CLM4) through forward modeling. Thirteen flux tower footprints spanning a wide range of climate and site conditions were selected to perform sensitivity analyses by perturbing the parameters identified. In the UQ framework, prior information about the parameters was used to quantify the input uncertainty using the Minimum-Relative-Entropy approach. The quasi-Monte Carlo approach was applied to generate samples of parameters on the basis of the prior pdfs. Simulations corresponding to sampled parameter sets were used to generate response curves and response surfaces and statistical tests were used to rank the significance of the parameters for output responses including latent (LH) and sensible heat (SH) fluxes. Overall, the CLM4 simulated LH and SH show the largest sensitivity to subsurface runoff generation parameters. However, study sites with deep root vegetation are also affected by surface runoff parameters, while sites with shallow root zones are also sensitive to the vadose zone soil water parameters. Generally, sites with finer soil texture and shallower rooting systems tend to have larger sensitivity of outputs to the parameters. Our results suggest the necessity of and possible ways for parameter inversion/calibration using available measurements of latent/sensible heat fluxes to obtain the optimal parameter set for CLM4. This study also provided guidance on reduction of parameter set dimensionality and parameter calibration framework design for CLM4 and other land surface models under different hydrologic and climatic regimes.

Hou, Zhangshuan; Huang, Maoyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Lin, Guang; Ricciuto, Daniel M.

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Fischer, Bernhard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Modeling and Filtering Framework for Linear Differential-Algebraic Equations  

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, Dymola, the SimMechanics toolbox for MATLAB, and Modelica [14], [20]. Such modeling software makes

Schön, Thomas

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RIS-M-2409 A SYSTEMS MODELLING FRAMEWORK FOR THE DESIGN  

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is outlined. INIS Descriptors. AUTOMATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CONSERVATION LAWS; ENERGY BALANCE; FLOW MODELS

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A Physically Based Framework for Modelling the Organic Fractionation of Sea Spray Aerosol from Bubble Film Langmuir Equilibria  

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The presence of a large fraction of organic matter in primary sea spray aerosol (SSA) can strongly affect its cloud condensation nuclei activity and interactions with marine clouds. Global climate models require new parameterizations of the SSA composition in order to improve the representation of these processes. Existing proposals for such a parameterization use remotely-sensed chlorophyll-a concentrations as a proxy for the biogenic contribution to the aerosol. However, both observations and theoretical considerations suggest that existing relationships with chlorophyll-a, derived from observations at only a few locations, may not be representative for all ocean regions. We introduce a novel framework for parameterizing the fractionation of marine organic matter into SSA based on a competitive Langmuir adsorption equilibrium at bubble surfaces. Marine organic matter is partitioned into classes with differing molecular weights, surface excesses, and Langmuir adsorption parameters. The classes include a lipid-like mixture associated with labile dissolved organic carbon (DOC), a polysaccharide-like mixture associated primarily with semi-labile DOC, a protein-like mixture with concentrations intermediate between lipids and polysaccharides, a processed mixture associated with recalcitrant surface DOC, and a deep abyssal humic-like mixture. Box model calculations have been performed for several cases of organic adsorption to illustrate the underlying concepts. We then apply the framework to output from a global marine biogeochemistry model, by partitioning total dissolved organic carbon into several classes of macromolecule. Each class is represented by model compounds with physical and chemical properties based on existing laboratory data. This allows us to globally map the predicted organic mass fraction of the nascent submicron sea spray aerosol. Predicted relationships between chlorophyll-\\textit{a} and organic fraction are similar to existing empirical parameterizations, but can vary between biologically productive and non-productive regions, and seasonally within a given region. Major uncertainties include the bubble film thickness at bursting and the variability of organic surfactant activity in the ocean, which is poorly constrained. In addition, marine colloids and cooperative adsorption of polysaccharides may make important contributions to the aerosol, but are not included here. This organic fractionation framework is an initial step towards a closer linking of ocean biogeochemistry and aerosol chemical composition in Earth system models. Future work should focus on improving constraints on model parameters through new laboratory experiments or through empirical fitting to observed relationships in the real ocean and atmosphere, as well as on atmospheric implications of the variable composition of organic matter in sea spray.

Burrows, Susannah M.; Ogunro, O.; Frossard, Amanda; Russell, Lynn M.; Rasch, Philip J.; Elliott, S.

2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a framework for business model innovation in health care delivery in developing countries  

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Uncertainty and information asymmetries in health care are the basis for a supply-sided mindset in the health care industry and for a business model for hospitals and doctor’s practices; these two models have ...

Ramon Castano

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting Agile Modeling through Experimentation in an Integrated Urban Simulation Framework  

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Decisions regarding major urban transportation projects and land use policies are frequently politicalSim is a disaggregate, behaviorally-realistic modeling environment that planning agencies can use to simulate the long agile modeling through experimentation: itera- tive development of models, providing appropriate domain

Anderson, Richard

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A framework for fast 3D solid model exchange in integrated design environment  

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Exchanging 3D solid models across engineering applications has become increasingly important to integrated design environments (IDEs). However, transferring models among distributed locations via computer networks usually consumes large amounts of network ... Keywords: Incremental editing, Integrated design environment, Progressive streaming, Solid model

Di Wu; Radha Sarma

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new framework for the simulation of equation-based models with variable structure  

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Many modern models contain changes that affect the structure of their underlying equation system, e.g. the breaking of mechanical devices or the switching of ideal diodes. The modeling and simulation of such systems in current equation-based languages ... Keywords: differential-algebraic equations, equation-based modeling, index reduction, variable-structure systems

Dirk Zimmer

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling relativistic solitary wave interactions in over-dense plasmas: a perturbed nonlinear Schr\\"{o}ndinger equation framework  

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We investigate the dynamics of localized solutions of the relativistic cold fluid plasma model in the small but finite amplitude limit, for slightly overcritical plasma density. Adopting a multiple scale analysis, we derive a perturbed nonlinear Schr\\"{o}ndinger equation that describes the evolution of the envelope of circularly polarized electromagnetic field. Retaining terms up to fifth order in the small perturbation parameter, we derive a self-consistent framework for the description of the plasma response in the presence of localized electromagnetic field. The formalism is applied to standing electromagnetic solitary wave interactions and the results are validated by simulations of the full cold-fluid model. To lowest order, a cubic nonlinear Schr\\"{o}ndinger equation with a focusing nonlinearity is recovered. Classical quasiparticle theory is used to obtain analytical estimates for the collision time and minimum distance of approach between solitary waves. For larger solitary wave amplitudes the inclusi...

Siminos, E; Saxena, V; Kourakis, I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substrate and environmental controls on microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon: a framework for Earth System Models  

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Microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon is one of the fundamental processes of global carbon cycling and it determines the magnitude of microbial biomass in soils. Mechanistic understanding of microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon and its controls is important for to improve Earth system models ability to simulate carbon-climate feedbacks. Although microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon is broadly considered to be an important parameter, it really comprises two separate physiological processes: one-time assimilation efficiency and time-dependent microbial maintenance energy. Representing of these two mechanisms is crucial to more accurately simulate carbon cycling in soils. In this study, a simple modeling framework was developed to evaluate the substrate and environmental controls on microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon using a new term: microbial annual active period (the length of microbes remaining active in one year). Substrate quality has a positive effect on microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon: higher substrate quality (lower C:N ratio) leads to higher ratio of microbial carbon to soil organic carbon and vice versa. Increases in microbial annual active period from zero stimulate microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon; however, when microbial annual active period is longer than an optimal threshold, increasing this period decreases microbial biomass. The simulated ratios of soil microbial biomass to soil organic carbon are reasonably consistent with a recently compiled global dataset at the biome-level. The modeling framework of microbial assimilation of soil organic carbon and its controls developed in this study offers an applicable ways to incorporate microbial contributions to the carbon cycling into Earth system models for simulating carbon-climate feedbacks and to explain global patterns of microbial biomass.

Xu, Xiaofeng [ORNL] [ORNL; Schimel, Joshua [University of California, Santa Barbara] [University of California, Santa Barbara; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL] [ORNL; Song, Xia [ORNL] [ORNL; Yuan, Fengming [ORNL] [ORNL; Goswami, Santonu [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing River Modelling in the Implementation of the DPSIR Scheme of the Water Framework Directive  

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Engineering, University of Florence Via S. Marta, 3 - 50139 Florence, ITALY Email:marsili@ingfi1.ing, integrates the QUAL2E water quality model for the generation of quality data to assess differing DPSIR, whereby current quality data can be used to generate quality scenarios and apply the DPSIR model

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Verification of the equilibrium and MHD stability codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task Force framework.  

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in order to avoid discrepancies in the results treatment. Often numerical codes use different post- and pre 2012, San Diego, US Validation of the numerical tools used for modeling of the fusion plasmaVerification of the equilibrium and MHD stability codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task

Vlad, Gregorio

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Bio-PEPA: A framework for the modelling and analysis of biological systems  

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In this work we present Bio-PEPA, a process algebra for the modelling and the analysis of biochemical networks. It is a modification of PEPA, originally defined for the performance analysis of computer systems, in order to handle some features of biological ... Keywords: Analysis, Biochemical networks, Modelling, Process algebras

Federica Ciocchetta; Jane Hillston

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Modelling Framework to Assess Maintenance Policy Performance in Electrical Production Plants  

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, scheduled replacement, etc.), the maintenance echelon (repair on site or in workshop), etc. The decisions of stochastic models of the degradation, failure and repair processes; (Valdez-Flores & Feldman, 1989), pipelines (Hong, 1999), cutting tools (Jeang, 1999), etc.). These models can be grouped into two main

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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An integrated environmental modeling framework for performing Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments  

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Standardized methods are often used to assess the likelihood of a human-health effect from exposure to a specified hazard, and inform opinions and decisions about risk management and communication. A Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) is specifically ... Keywords: Integrated environmental modeling, Manure, Pathogens, QMRA, Risk assessment, Watershed modeling

Gene Whelan, Keewook Kim, Mitch A. Pelton, Jeffrey A. Soller, Karl J. Castleton, Marirosa Molina, Yakov Pachepsky, Richard Zepp

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Partnership Evaluation Framework  

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U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: The Partnership Evaluation Framework: How to evaluate a potential partner’s business model and identify areas for collaboration.

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Evaluation of the intraseasonal and interannual variability of...  

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by a CSU Multi-Scale Modeling Framework Khairoutdinov, Marat Colorado State University Randall, David Colorado State University Category: Modeling A new kind of global climate...

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Smart finite state devices: A modeling framework for demand response technologies  

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We introduce and analyze Markov Decision Process (MDP) machines to model individual devices which are expected to participate in future demand-response markets on distribution grids. We differentiate devices into the ...

Turitsyn, Konstantin

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A Case Study of Higher Education Competency Models Utilizing an Assessment Framework  

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student affairs preparation programs at Colorado State University and Bowling Green State University, which have already created and implemented competency models for their master's level graduate students, I provide guidance and direction for other...

Uden, Jayme Robert

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A PHYSICS-BASED SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK FOR SUN-EARTH CONNECTION MODELING  

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. The SWMF is a structured collection of software building blocks to develop components for Sun-Earth system modeling, to couple them, and to assemble them into applications. A component is created from the user

Stout, Quentin F.

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A unified operator splitting approach for multi-scale fluid-particle coupling in the lattice Boltzmann method  

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A unified framework to derive discrete time-marching schemes for coupling of immersed solid and elastic objects to the lattice Boltzmann method is presented. Based on operator splitting for the discrete Boltzmann equation, second-order time-accurate schemes for the immersed boundary method, viscous force coupling and external boundary force are derived. Furthermore, a modified formulation of the external boundary force is introduced that leads to a more accurate no-slip boundary condition. The derivation also reveals that the coupling methods can be cast into a unified form, and that the immersed boundary method can be interpreted as the limit of force coupling for vanishing particle mass. In practice, the ratio between fluid and particle mass determines the strength of the force transfer in the coupling. The integration schemes formally improve the accuracy of first-order algorithms that are commonly employed when coupling immersed objects to a lattice Boltzmann fluid. It is anticipated that they will also l...

Schiller, Ulf D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability analysis of complex dynamic systems using embodied energy flows: The eco-bond graphs modeling and simulation framework  

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Abstract This article presents a general methodology for modeling complex dynamic systems focusing on sustainability properties that emerge from tracking energy flows. We adopt the embodied energy (emergy) concept that traces all energy transformations required for running a process. Thus, energy at any process within a system is studied in terms of all the energy previously invested to support it (up to the primary sources) and therefore sustainability can be analyzed structurally. These ideas were implemented in the bond graph framework, a modeling paradigm where physical variables are explicitly checked for adherence to energy conservation principles. The results are a novel Ecological Bond Graphs (EcoBG) modeling paradigm and the new EcoBondLib library, a set of practical ready-to-use graphical models based on EcoBG principles and developed under the Modelica model encoding standard. EcoBG represents general systems in a three-faceted fashion, describing dynamics at their mass, energy, and emergy facets. EcoBG offers a scalable graphical formalism for the description of emergy dynamic equations, resolving some mathematical difficulties inherited from the original formulation of the equations. The core elements of EcoBG offer a soundly organized mathematical skeleton upon which new custom variables and indexes can be built to extend the modeling power. This can be done safely, without compromising the correctness of the core energy balance calculations. As an example we show how to implement a custom sustainability index at local submodels, for detecting unsustainable phases that are not automatically discovered when using the emergy technique alone. The fact that we implemented EcoBondLib relying on the Modelica technology opens up powerful possibilities for studying sustainability of systems with interactions between natural and industrial processes. Modelica counts on a vast and reusable knowledge base of industrial-strength models and tools in engineering applications, developed by the Modelica community throughout decades.

Rodrigo D. Castro; François E. Cellier; Andreas Fischlin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Pacific Storm Track Using a Multiscale Global Climate Model  

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Atmospheric aerosols impact weather and global general circulation by modifying cloud and precipitation processes, but the magnitude of cloud adjustment by aerosols remains poorly quantified and represents the largest uncertainty in estimated forcing of climate change. Here we assess the impacts of anthropogenic aerosols on the Pacific storm track using a multi-scale global aerosol-climate model (GCM). Simulations of two aerosol scenarios corresponding to the present day and pre-industrial conditions reveal long-range transport of anthropogenic aerosols across the north Pacific and large resulting changes in the aerosol optical depth, cloud droplet number concentration, and cloud and ice water paths. Shortwave and longwave cloud radiative forcing at the top of atmosphere are changed by - 2.5 and + 1.3 W m-2, respectively, by emission changes from pre-industrial to present day, and an increased cloud-top height indicates invigorated mid-latitude cyclones. The overall increased precipitation and poleward heat transport reflect intensification of the Pacific storm track by anthropogenic aerosols. Hence, this work provides for the first time a global perspective of the impacts of Asian pollution outflows from GCMs. Furthermore, our results suggest that the multi-scale modeling framework is essential in producing the aerosol invigoration effect of deep convective clouds on the global scale.

Wang, Yuan; Wang, Minghuai; Zhang, Renyi; Ghan, Steven J.; Lin, Yun; Hu, Jiaxi; Pan, Bowen; Levy, Misti; Jiang, Jonathan; Molina, Mario J.

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for interpreting climate model outputs Nadja A. Leith and Richard E. Chandler  

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to illustrate the methodology. Some key words: Climate change; Climate model uncertainty; Contemporaneous ARMA acknowledged that human activities have caused changes in the Earth's climate (Solomon et al., 2007). Indeed #12;the hydrological cycle (Solomon et al., 2007). To accommodate this possibility therefore, planners

Guillas, Serge

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Simulation modeling framework for uncovering system behaviors in the biofuels supply chain network  

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A full realization of alternative energy such as biofuels depends on the existence of a viable supply chain (SC) network. An agent-based simulation approach is pursued to understand the dynamics of the biofuels SC network. The interests of three SC actors ... Keywords: Distributed artificial intelligence, agent-based simulation model, biofuels supply chain network

Datu B Agusdinata, Seokcheon Lee, Fu Zhao, Wil Thissen

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Cognitive Dysfunction Modeling Framework James K. Peterson (petersj@clemson.edu)  

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auditory (music) and visual (painting) data to build a model of the brain which will be considered and their interconnections change due to disease and trauma. Also, the computational capability of stand alone robotic neutral and emotionally labeled music and painting data are presented. In this paper, we will accept

Peterson, James K

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

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

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Smart Finite State Devices: A Modeling Framework for Demand Response Technologies  

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We introduce and analyze Markov Decision Process (MDP) machines to model individual devices which are expected to participate in future demand-response markets on distribution grids. We differentiate devices into the following four types: (a) optional loads that can be shed, e.g. light dimming; (b) deferrable loads that can be delayed, e.g. dishwashers; (c) controllable loads with inertia, e.g. thermostatically-controlled loads, whose task is to maintain an auxiliary characteristic (temperature) within pre-defined margins; and (d) storage devices that can alternate between charging and generating. Our analysis of the devices seeks to find their optimal price-taking control strategy under a given stochastic model of the distribution market.

Turitsyn, Konstantin; Ananyev, Maxim; Chertkov, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear modification factors of pion and light nuclei in a framework of thermal model  

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The particle yields and the nuclear modification factor ($R_{cp}$) for $\\pi^\\pm$, $p(\\bar p)$, $d(\\bar d)$, $t(\\bar t)$ and $^3He(\\bar{^3He})$ are studied in Au + Au collisions at $\\sqrt{S_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV/c based on the blast-wave model and nucleonic coalescence model. The influences of resonance decay on $p(\\bar p)$ and $\\pi$ yields, $p/\\pi$-ratio and nuclear modification factors have been discussed. An apparent number-of-constituent-quark scaling of $R_{cp}$ for $p(\\bar p)$ and $\\pi$ is presented. Similarly, the number-of-nucleon scaling of $R_{cp}$ for $p(\\bar p)$, $d(\\bar d)$, $t(\\bar t)$ and $^3He(\\bar{^3He})$ is also addressed.

Zhou, C S; Zhang, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Studies of Transport and Adsorption Phenomena of Cement-based Materials in Aqueous and Saline Environment  

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2006). [4] F.P. Glasser, J. Marchand, E. Samson, Durability18] E. Samson, J. Marchand, J.L. Robert, J.P. Bournazel,E. Samson, G. Lemaire, J. Marchand, J.J. Beaudoin, Modeling

Yoon, Se Yoon

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Timpf, S. 1997. Cartographic objects in a multi-scale data structure. In Geographic Information Research: Bridging the Atlantic, edited by M. Craglia and H. Couclelis. London: Taylor&Francis.  

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Research: Bridging the Atlantic, edited by M. Craglia and H. Couclelis. London: Taylor. In Geographic Information Research: Bridging the Atlantic, edited by M. Craglia and H. Couclelis. London: Taylor. Cartographic objects in a multi-scale data structure. In Geographic Information Research: Bridging the Atlantic

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M. Toubin, C. Dumont, E. P. Verrechia, O. Lalligant, A. Diou, F. Truchetet, and M. A. Abidi, "A Multi-scale Analysis of shell growth increments using wavelet transform," Computers & Geosciences, Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Ge  

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Multi-scale Analysis of shell growth increments using wavelet transform," Computers & Geosciences been tried (Dolman, 1975) using a Fourier transform. This method, based on power spectra analysis scales of resolution. As an example, the wavelet transform is used here to rank shell growth increments

Abidi, Mongi A.

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Computer Aided Multi-scale Design of SiC-Si3N4 Nanoceramic Composites for High-Temperature Structural Applications  

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It is estimated that by using better and improved high temperature structural materials, the power generation efficiency of the power plants can be increased by 15% resulting in significant cost savings. One such promising material system for future high-temperature structural applications in power plants is Silicon Carbide-Silicon Nitride (SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) nanoceramic matrix composites. The described research work focuses on multiscale simulation-based design of these SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanoceramic matrix composites. There were two primary objectives of the research: (1) Development of a multiscale simulation tool and corresponding multiscale analyses of the high-temperature creep and fracture resistance properties of the SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanocomposites at nano-, meso- and continuum length- and timescales; and (2) Development of a simulation-based robust design optimization methodology for application to the multiscale simulations to predict the range of the most suitable phase morphologies for the desired high-temperature properties of the SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanocomposites. The multiscale simulation tool is based on a combination of molecular dynamics (MD), cohesive finite element method (CFEM), and continuum level modeling for characterizing time-dependent material deformation behavior. The material simulation tool is incorporated in a variable fidelity model management based design optimization framework. Material modeling includes development of an experimental verification framework. Using material models based on multiscaling, it was found using molecular simulations that clustering of the SiC particles near Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} grain boundaries leads to significant nanocomposite strengthening and significant rise in fracture resistance. It was found that a control of grain boundary thicknesses by dispersing non-stoichiometric carbide or nitride phases can lead to reduction in strength however significant rise in fracture strength. The temperature dependent strength and microstructural stability was also significantly depended upon the dispersion of new phases at grain boundaries. The material design framework incorporates high temperature creep and mechanical strength data in order to develop a collaborative multiscale framework of morphology optimization. The work also incorporates a computer aided material design dataset development procedure where a systematic dataset on material properties and morphology correlation could be obtained depending upon a material processing scientist's requirements. Two different aspects covered under this requirement are: (1) performing morphology related analyses at the nanoscale and at the microscale to develop a multiscale material design and analyses capability; (2) linking material behavior analyses with the developed design tool to form a set of material design problems that illustrate the range of material design dataset development that could be performed. Overall, a software based methodology to design microstructure of particle based ceramic nanocomposites has been developed. This methodology has been shown to predict changes in phase morphologies required for achieving optimal balance of conflicting properties such as minimal creep strain rate and high fracture strength at high temperatures. The methodology incorporates complex material models including atomistic approaches. The methodology will be useful to design materials for high temperature applications including those of interest to DoE while significantly reducing cost of expensive experiments.

Vikas Tomer; John Renaud

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated, Multi-Scale Characterization of Imbibition and Wettability Phenomena Using Magnetic Resonance and Wide-Band Dielectric Measurements  

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The petrophysical properties of rocks, particularly their relative permeability and wettability, strongly influence the efficiency and the time-scale of all hydrocarbon recovery processes. However, the quantitative relationships needed to account for the influence of wettability and pore structure on multi-phase flow are not yet available, largely due to the complexity of the phenomena controlling wettability and the difficulty of characterizing rock properties at the relevant length scales. This project brings together several advanced technologies to characterize pore structure and wettability. Grain-scale models are developed that help to better interpret the electric and dielectric response of rocks. These studies allow the computation of realistic configurations of two immiscible fluids as a function of wettability and geologic characteristics. These fluid configurations form a basis for predicting and explaining macroscopic behavior, including the relationship between relative permeability, wettability and laboratory and wireline log measurements of NMR and dielectric response. Dielectric and NMR measurements have been made show that the response of the rocks depends on the wetting and flow properties of the rock. The theoretical models can be used for a better interpretation and inversion of standard well logs to obtain accurate and reliable estimates of fluid saturation and of their producibility. The ultimate benefit of this combined theoretical/empirical approach for reservoir characterization is that rather than reproducing the behavior of any particular sample or set of samples, it can explain and predict trends in behavior that can be applied at a range of length scales, including correlation with wireline logs, seismic, and geologic units and strata. This approach can substantially enhance wireline log interpretation for reservoir characterization and provide better descriptions, at several scales, of crucial reservoir flow properties that govern oil recovery.

Mukul M. Sharma; Steven L. Bryant; Carlos Torres-Verdin; George Hirasaki

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward an ontology framework supporting the integration of geographic information with modeling and simulation for critical infrastructure protection  

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Protecting the nation's infrastructure from natural disasters, inadvertent failures, or intentional attacks is a major national security concern. Gauging the fragility of infrastructure assets, and understanding how interdependencies across critical infrastructures affect their behavior, is essential to predicting and mitigating cascading failures, as well as to planning for response and recovery. Modeling and simulation (M&S) is an indispensable part of characterizing this complex system of systems and anticipating its response to disruptions. Bringing together the necessary components to perform such analyses produces a wide-ranging and coarse-grained computational workflow that must be integrated with other analysis workflow elements. There are many points in both types of work flows in which geographic information (GI) services are required. The GIS community recognizes the essential contribution of GI in this problem domain as evidenced by past OGC initiatives. Typically such initiatives focus on the broader aspects of GI analysis workflows, leaving concepts crucial to integrating simulations within analysis workflows to that community. Our experience with large-scale modeling of interdependent critical infrastructures, and our recent participation in a DRS initiative concerning interoperability for this M&S domain, has led to high-level ontological concepts that we have begun to assemble into an architecture that spans both computational and 'world' views of the problem, and further recognizes the special requirements of simulations that go beyond common workflow ontologies. In this paper we present these ideas, and offer a high-level ontological framework that includes key geospatial concepts as special cases of a broader view.

Ambrosiano, John J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bent, Russell W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Linger, Steve P [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Dissolution in Porous Media: Multi-Scale Effects of Multi-Component Dissolution Kinetics on Cleanup Time  

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Industrial organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) constitute a principal class of groundwater contaminants. Cleanup of groundwater plume source areas associated with these compounds is problematic, in part, because the compounds often exist in the subsurface as dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). Ganglia (or 'blobs') of DNAPL serve as persistent sources of contaminants that are difficult to locate and remediate (e.g. Fenwick and Blunt, 1998). Current understanding of the physical and chemical processes associated with dissolution of DNAPLs in the subsurface is incomplete and yet is critical for evaluating long-term behavior of contaminant migration, groundwater cleanup, and the efficacy of source area cleanup technologies. As such, a goal of this project has been to contribute to this critical understanding by investigating the multi-phase, multi-component physics of DNAPL dissolution using state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques. Through this research, we have explored efficient and accurate conceptual and numerical models for source area contaminant transport that can be used to better inform the modeling of source area contaminants, including those at the LLNL Superfund sites, to re-evaluate existing remediation technologies, and to inspire or develop new remediation strategies. The problem of DNAPL dissolution in natural porous media must be viewed in the context of several scales (Khachikian and Harmon, 2000), including the microscopic level at which capillary forces, viscous forces, and gravity/buoyancy forces are manifested at the scale of individual pores (Wilson and Conrad, 1984; Chatzis et al., 1988), the mesoscale where dissolution rates are strongly influenced by the local hydrodynamics, and the field-scale. Historically, the physico-chemical processes associated with DNAPL dissolution have been addressed through the use of lumped mass transfer coefficients which attempt to quantify the dissolution rate in response to local dissolved-phase concentrations distributed across the source area using a volume-averaging approach (Figure 1). The fundamental problem with the lumped mass transfer parameter is that its value is typically derived empirically through column-scale experiments that combine the effects of pore-scale flow, diffusion, and pore-scale geometry in a manner that does not provide a robust theoretical basis for upscaling. In our view, upscaling processes from the pore-scale to the field-scale requires new computational approaches (Held and Celia, 2001) that are directly linked to experimental studies of dissolution at the pore scale. As such, our investigation has been multi-pronged, combining theory, experiments, numerical modeling, new data analysis approaches, and a synthesis of previous studies (e.g. Glass et al, 2001; Keller et al., 2002) aimed at quantifying how the mechanisms controlling dissolution at the pore-scale control the long-term dissolution of source areas at larger scales.

McNab, W; Ezzedine, S; Detwiler, R

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters Final Report to the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program  

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. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signature—a hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivity—over a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Our study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOE’s Hanford 300 Area.

Day-Lewis, Frederick; Singha, Kamini; Haggerty, Roy; Johnson, Timothy; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A multi-scale qualitative approach to assess the impact of urbanization on natural habitats and their connectivity  

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Habitat loss and fragmentation are often concurrent to land conversion and urbanization. Simple application of GIS-based landscape pattern indicators may be not sufficient to support meaningful biodiversity impact assessment. A review of the literature reveals that habitat definition and habitat fragmentation are frequently inadequately considered in environmental assessment, notwithstanding the increasing number of tools and approaches reported in the landscape ecology literature. This paper presents an approach for assessing impacts on habitats on a local scale, where availability of species data is often limited, developed for an alpine valley in northern Italy. The perspective of the methodology is multiple scale and species-oriented, and provides both qualitative and quantitative definitions of impact significance. A qualitative decision model is used to assess ecological values in order to support land-use decisions at the local level. Building on recent studies in the same region, the methodology integrates various approaches, such as landscape graphs, object-oriented rule-based habitat assessment and expert knowledge. The results provide insights into future habitat loss and fragmentation caused by land-use changes, and aim at supporting decision-making in planning and suggesting possible ecological compensation. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Many environmental assessments inadequately consider habitat loss and fragmentation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Species-perspective for defining habitat quality and connectivity is claimed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Species-based tools are difficult to be applied with limited availability of data. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We propose a species-oriented and multiple scale-based qualitative approach. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Advantages include being species-oriented and providing value-based information.

Scolozzi, Rocco, E-mail: rocco.scolozzi@fmach.it [Sustainable Agro-ecosystems and Bioresources Department, IASMA Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Via E. Mach 1, 38010 San Michele all& #x27; Adige, (Italy); Geneletti, Davide, E-mail: geneletti@ing.unitn.it [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento, Trento (Italy)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Simulated Cloud Radar Output from the Multiscale Modeling Framework Global Climate Model with CloudSat Cloud Radar Observations  

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Over the last few years a new type of global climate model (GCM) has emerged in which a cloud-resolving model is embedded into each grid cell of a GCM. This new approach is frequently called a multiscale modeling framework (MMF) or superparameterization. In this article we present a comparison of MMF output with radar observations from the NASA CloudSat mission, which uses a near-nadir-pointing millimeter-wavelength radar to probe the vertical structure of clouds and precipitation. We account for radar detection limits by simulating the 94 GHz radar reflectivity that CloudSat would observe from the high-resolution cloud-resolving model output produced by the MMF. Overall, the MMF does a good job of reproducing the broad pattern of tropical convergence zones, subtropical belts, and midlatitude storm tracks, as well as their changes in position with the annual solar cycle. Nonetheless, the comparison also reveals a number of model shortfalls including (1) excessive hydrometeor coverage at all altitudes over many convectively active regions, (2) a lack of low-level hydrometeors over all subtropical oceanic basins, (3) excessive low-level hydrometeor coverage (principally precipitating hydrometeors) in the midlatitude storm tracks of both hemispheres during the summer season (in each hemisphere), and (4) a thin band of low-level hydrometeors in the Southern Hemisphere of the central (and at times eastern and western) Pacific in the MMF, which is not observed by CloudSat. This band resembles a second much weaker ITCZ but is restricted to low levels.

Marchand, Roger T.; Haynes, J. M.; Mace, Gerald G.; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Stephens, Graeme L.

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES  

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/or partial automation of the creative modeling process. Model Generation is a new modeling paradigm designed specifically for rapid modeling of large multi-scale systems in the industrial practice. It proposes model. Keywords: Dynamic and continuous/discrete simulation, computer-aided modeling, symbolic

Linninger, Andreas A.

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Decision-Based Design Framework  

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With methods for modeling designer preference and customer preference presented in Chaps. 2 and 3, respectively, the decision-based design (DBD) framework and taxonomy is fully developed in this chapter. DBD i...

Wei Chen; Christopher Hoyle; Henk Jan Wassenaar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale computational models of the airways to unravel the pathophysiological mechanisms in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AirPROM)  

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...simulation studies using the Ansys software. These procedures will form...non-reliance on ionizing radiation also lends the technique to...cells) are represented by software agents which interact within...P. 2010 Effectiveness and safety of bronchial thermoplasty in...

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A multi-scale approach to statistical and model-based structural health monitoring with application to embedded sensing for wind energy  

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1 ? 10 9 N/m 2 ) GRB Gamma-Ray Bursts HP High-Pressure Itransients, namely, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) [18]. Although

Taylor, Stuart Glynn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multi-scale approach to statistical and model-based structural health monitoring with application to embedded sensing for wind energy  

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a tripod- supported wind turbine tower. White, et al. [35,load input to a wind turbine tower. This chapter develops

Taylor, Stuart Glynn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of analytical models for zonal flow generation in ion-temperature-gradient mode turbulence  

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During the past years the understanding of the multi scale interaction problems have increased significantly. However, at present there exists a flora of different analytical models for investigating multi scale interactions and hardly any specific comparisons have been performed among these models. In this work two different models for the generation of zonal flows from ion-temperature-gradient (ITG) background turbulence are discussed and compared. The methods used are the coherent mode coupling model and the wave kinetic equation model (WKE). It is shown that the two models give qualitatively the same results even though the assumption on the spectral difference is used in the (WKE) approach.

Anderson, J.; Miki, K.; Uzawa, K.; Li, J.; Kishimoto, Y. [Dept. Fundamental Energy Science, School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto, 611-0011 (Japan)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework  

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2007/08 November 2008 #12;#12;Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2007/08 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2007/08 Contents: Introduction..............................................................................................................................................2 1: Overall Economic Impacts

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework  

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Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2008/09 #12;#12;Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2008/09 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2008/09 Contents: Introduction..............................................................................................................................................2 1: Overall Economic Impacts

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Development and Demonstration of a Modeling Framework for Assessing the Efficacy of Using Mine Water for Thermoelectric Power Generation  

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Thermoelectric power plants use large volumes of water for condenser cooling and other plant operations. Traditionally, this water has been withdrawn from the cleanest water available in streams and rivers. However, as demand for electrical power increases it places increasing demands on freshwater resources resulting in conflicts with other off stream water users. In July 2002, NETL and the Governor of Pennsylvania called for the use of water from abandoned mines to replace our reliance on the diminishing and sometimes over allocated surface water resource. In previous studies the National Mine Land Reclamation Center (NMLRC) at West Virginia University has demonstrated that mine water has the potential to reduce the capital cost of acquiring cooling water while at the same time improving the efficiency of the cooling process due to the constant water temperatures associated with deep mine discharges. The objectives of this project were to develop and demonstrate a user-friendly computer based design aid for assessing the costs, technical and regulatory aspects and potential environmental benefits for using mine water for thermoelectric generation. The framework provides a systematic process for evaluating the hydrologic, chemical, engineering and environmental factors to be considered in using mine water as an alternative to traditional freshwater supply. A field investigation and case study was conducted for the proposed 300 MW Beech Hollow Power Plant located in Champion, Pennsylvania. The field study based on previous research conducted by NMLRC identified mine water sources sufficient to reliably supply the 2-3,000gpm water supply requirement of Beech Hollow. A water collection, transportation and treatment system was designed around this facility. Using this case study a computer based design aid applicable to large industrial water users was developed utilizing water collection and handling principals derived in the field investigation and during previous studies of mine water and power plant cooling. Visual basic software was used to create general information/evaluation modules for a range of power plant water needs that were tested/verified against the Beech Hollow project. The program allows for consideration of blending mine water as needed as well as considering potential thermal and environmental benefits that can be derived from using constant temperature mine water. Users input mine water flow, quality, distance to source, elevations to determine collection, transport and treatment system design criteria. The program also evaluates low flow volumes and sustainable yields for various sources. All modules have been integrated into a seamless user friendly computer design aid and user's manual for evaluating the capital and operating costs of mine water use. The framework will facilitate the use of mine water for thermoelectric generation, reduce demand on freshwater resources and result in environmental benefits from reduced emissions and abated mine discharges.

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2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth impact of hydrodynamic dispersion in a Couette-Taylor bioreactor  

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The development of a distributed parameter model of microalgae growth is presented. Two modelling frameworks for photo-bioreactor modelling, Eulerian and Lagrangian, are discussed and the complications residing in the multi-scale nature of transport ... Keywords: Boundary value problem, Distributed parameter system, Multi-scale modelling, Photosynthetic factory, Random walk

ŠTpáN Papá?Ek; VáClav ŠTumbauer; Dalibor ŠTys; Karel Petera; Ctirad Matonoha

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Le The Dung; Beongku An

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University  

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Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University Sustainability Strategic Framework #12;Sustainability Framework 2 Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 2 Queen's Sustainability Mission

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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Variable Density Flow Modeling for Simulation Framework for Regional Geologic CO{sub 2} Storage Along Arches Province of Midwestern United States  

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The Arches Province in the Midwestern U.S. has been identified as a major area for carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) storage applications because of the intersection of Mt. Simon sandstone reservoir thickness and permeability. To better understand large-scale CO{sub 2} storage infrastructure requirements in the Arches Province, variable density scoping level modeling was completed. Three main tasks were completed for the variable density modeling: Single-phase, variable density groundwater flow modeling; Scoping level multi-phase simulations; and Preliminary basin-scale multi-phase simulations. The variable density modeling task was successful in evaluating appropriate input data for the Arches Province numerical simulations. Data from the geocellular model developed earlier in the project were translated into preliminary numerical models. These models were calibrated to observed conditions in the Mt. Simon, suggesting a suitable geologic depiction of the system. The initial models were used to assess boundary conditions, calibrate to reservoir conditions, examine grid dimensions, evaluate upscaling items, and develop regional storage field scenarios. The task also provided practical information on items related to CO{sub 2} storage applications in the Arches Province such as pressure buildup estimates, well spacing limitations, and injection field arrangements. The Arches Simulation project is a three-year effort and part of the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE)/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) program on innovative and advanced technologies and protocols for monitoring/verification/accounting (MVA), simulation, and risk assessment of CO{sub 2} sequestration in geologic formations. The overall objective of the project is to develop a simulation framework for regional geologic CO{sub 2} storage infrastructure along the Arches Province of the Midwestern U.S.

Joel Sminchak

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Risk-based Optimization Modeling Framework for Mitigating Fire Events for Water and Fire Response Infrastructures  

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of the Generalized Barrois Model Fitted to Observations in Finland (Tillander and Keski-Rahkonen 2002)???????? ? 85 4.2 Annual Frequency Distribution of Wind Direction ??????? . 95 4.3 Highest Risk Scenarios for Micropolis Generated from Monte Carlo...

Kanta, Lufthansa Rahman

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework  

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This is a working report drafted under the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization pathway of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, describing statistical models of passives component reliabilities.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Lowry, Peter P.; Layton, Robert F.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Johnson, Kenneth I.; Sanborn, Scott E.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial flow has little effect on clusterization at intermediate energies in the framework of the Lattice Gas Model  

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The Lattice Gas Model was extended to incorporate the effect of radial flow. Contrary to popular belief, radial flow has little effect on the clusterization process in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions except adding an ordered motion to the particles in the fragmentation source. We compared the results from the lattice gas model with and without radial flow to experimental data. We found that charge yields from central collisions are not significantly affected by inclusion of any reasonable radial flow.

C. B. Das; L. Shi; S. Das Gupta

2004-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Modeling When Designing for Absolute Energy Use Intensity Requirements in a Design-Build Framework: Preprint  

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The Research Support Facility was designed to use half the energy of an equivalent minimally code-compliant building, and to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes on an annual basis. These energy goals and their substantiation through simulation were explicitly included in the project's fixed firm price design-build contract. The energy model had to be continuously updated during the design process and to match the final building as-built to the greatest degree possible. Computer modeling played a key role throughout the design process and in verifying that the contractual energy goals would be met within the specified budget. The main tool was a whole building energy simulation program. Other models were used to provide more detail or to complement the whole building simulation tool. Results from these specialized models were fed back into the main whole building simulation tool to provide the most accurate possible inputs for annual simulations. This paper will detail the models used in the design process and how they informed important program and design decisions on the path from preliminary design to the completed building.

Hirsch, A.; Pless, S.; Guglielmetti, R.; Torcellini, P. A.; Okada, D.; Antia, P.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive  

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According to the European Air Quality (AQ) Directive, member states must annually report their AQ to the European Commission (EC). This report can be based on modelling data if the concentration levels do not exceed the established lower assessment thresholds (LAT), or on combined data from modelling and monitoring systems (supplementary assessment methods) if concentrations levels are below the upper assessment threshold (UAT). This work presents and applies a methodology that combines air pollutant concentration values from monitored data and from a numerical modelling system to deliver AQ information for Portugal in 2010. This methodology produces improved information, especially for areas where the amount of fixed monitoring stations is sparse or non-existent, allowing obtaining a better and broader overview of the AQ in Portugal to support AQ reporting to the European Commission.

I. Ribeiro; A. Monteiro; A.P. Fernandes; A.C. Monteiro; M. Lopes; C. Borrego; A.I. Miranda

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Draft of M2 Report on Integration of the Hybrid Hydride Model into INL’s MBM Framework for Review  

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This report documents the development, demonstration and validation of a mesoscale, microstructural evolution model for simulation of zirconium hydride {delta}-ZrH{sub 1.5} precipitation in the cladding of used nuclear fuels that may occur during long-term dry storage. While the Zr-based claddings are manufactured free of any hydrogen, they absorb hydrogen during service, in the reactor by a process commonly termed ‘hydrogen pick-up’. The precipitation and growth of zirconium hydrides during dry storage is one of the most likely fuel rod integrity failure mechanisms either by embrittlement or delayed hydride cracking of the cladding (Hanson et al., 2011). While the phenomenon is well documented and identified as a potential key failure mechanism during long-term dry storage (Birk et al., 2012 and NUREG/CR-7116), the ability to actually predict the formation of hydrides is poor. The model being documented in this work is a computational capability for the prediction of hydride formation in different claddings of used nuclear fuels. This work supports the Used Fuel Disposition Research and Development Campaign in assessing the structural engineering performance of the cladding during and after long-term dry storage. This document demonstrates a basic hydride precipitation model that is built on a recently developed hybrid Potts-phase field model that combines elements of Potts-Monte Carlo and the phase-field models (Homer et al., 2013; Tikare and Schultz, 2012). The model capabilities are demonstrated along with the incorporation of the starting microstructure, thermodynamics of the Zr-H system and the hydride formation mechanism.

Tikare, Veena; Weck, Philippe F.; Schultz, Peter A.; Clark, Blythe; Michael Glazoff; Eric Homer

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model-based optimization framework for the inference on gene regulatory networks from DNA array data  

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......perturbation study) to be satisfied exactly. However, in light of the several assumptions that we made including the model...2271-2282. Ideker,T., Thorsson,V., Ranish,J.A., Christmas,R., Buhler,J., Eng,J.K., Bumgarner,R., Goodlett......

Reuben Thomas; Sanjay Mehrotra; Eleftherios T. Papoutsakis; Vassily Hatzimanikatis

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FIDUCIAL POINTS EXTRACTION AND CHARACTERISTIC WAVES DETECTION IN ECG SIGNAL USING A MODEL-BASED BAYESIAN FRAMEWORK  

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FIDUCIAL POINTS EXTRACTION AND CHARACTERISTIC WAVES DETECTION IN ECG SIGNAL USING A MODEL.Jutten@inpg.fr ABSTRACT The automatic detection of Electrocardiogram (ECG) waves is important to cardiac disease diagnosis. A good perfor- mance of an automatic ECG analyzing system depends heav- ily upon the accurate

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Cognitive decision errors and organization vulnerabilities in nuclear power plant safety management: Modeling using the TOGA meta-theory framework  

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In the field of nuclear power plant (NPP) safety modeling, the perception of the role of socio-cognitive engineering (SCE) is continuously increasing. Today, the focus is especially on the identification of human and organization decisional errors caused by operators and managers under high-risk conditions, as evident by analyzing reports on nuclear incidents occurred in the past. At present, the engineering and social safety requirements need to enlarge their domain of interest in such a way to include all possible losses generating events that could be the consequences of an abnormal state of a NPP. Socio-cognitive modeling of Integrated Nuclear Safety Management (INSM) using the TOGA meta-theory has been discussed during the ICCAP 2011 Conference. In this paper, more detailed aspects of the cognitive decision-making and its possible human errors and organizational vulnerability are presented. The formal TOGA-based network model for cognitive decision-making enables to indicate and analyze nodes and arcs in which plant operators and managers errors may appear. The TOGA's multi-level IPK (Information, Preferences, Knowledge) model of abstract intelligent agents (AIAs) is applied. In the NPP context, super-safety approach is also discussed, by taking under consideration unexpected events and managing them from a systemic perspective. As the nature of human errors depends on the specific properties of the decision-maker and the decisional context of operation, a classification of decision-making using IPK is suggested. Several types of initial situations of decision-making useful for the diagnosis of NPP operators and managers errors are considered. The developed models can be used as a basis for applications to NPP educational or engineering simulators to be used for training the NPP executive staff. (authors)

Cappelli, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Gadomski, A. M. [ECONA, Centro Interuniversitario Elaborazione Cognitiva Sistemi Naturali e Artificiali, via dei Marsi 47, Rome (Italy); Sepiellis, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Wronikowska, M. W. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Poznan School of Social Sciences (Poland)

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The Non-Autonomous Chiral Model and the Ernst Equation of General Relativity in the Bidifferential Calculus Framework  

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The non-autonomous chiral model equation for an $m \\times m$ matrix function on a two-dimensional space appears in particular in general relativity, where for $m=2$ a certain reduction of it determines stationary, axially symmetric solutions of Einstein's vacuum equations, and for $m=3$ solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations. Using a very simple and general result of the bidifferential calculus approach to integrable partial differential and difference equations, we generate a large class of exact solutions of this chiral model. The solutions are parametrized by a set of matrices, the size of which can be arbitrarily large. The matrices are subject to a Sylvester equation that has to be solved and generically admits a unique solution. By imposing the aforementioned reductions on the matrix data, we recover the Ernst potentials of multi-Kerr-NUT and multi-Demianski-Newman metrics.

Aristophanes Dimakis; Nils Kanning; Folkert Müller-Hoissen

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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LONG-TERM GLOBAL WATER USE PROJECTIONS USING SIX SOCIOECONOMIC SCENARIOS IN AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODELING FRAMEWORK  

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In this paper, we assess future water demands for the agricultural (irrigation and livestock), energy (electricity generation, primary energy production and processing), industrial (manufacturing and mining), and municipal sectors, by incorporating water demands into a technologically-detailed global integrated assessment model of energy, agriculture, and climate change – the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM). Base-year water demands—both gross withdrawals and net consumptive use—are assigned to specific modeled activities in a way that maximizes consistency between bottom-up estimates of water demand intensities of specific technologies and practices, and top-down regional and sectoral estimates of water use. The energy, industrial, and municipal sectors are represented in fourteen geopolitical regions, with the agricultural sector further disaggregated into as many as eighteen agro-ecological zones (AEZs) within each region. We assess future water demands representing six socioeconomic scenarios, with no constraints imposed by future water supplies. The scenarios observe increases in global water withdrawals from 3,578 km3 year-1 in 2005 to 5,987 – 8,374 km3 year-1 in 2050, and to 4,719 – 12,290 km3 year-1 in 2095. Comparing the projected total regional water withdrawals to the historical supply of renewable freshwater, the Middle East exhibits the highest levels of water scarcity throughout the century, followed by India; water scarcity increases over time in both of these regions. In contrast, water scarcity improves in some regions with large base-year electric sector withdrawals, such as the USA and Canada, due to capital stock turnover and the almost complete phase-out of once-through flow cooling systems. The scenarios indicate that: 1) water is likely a limiting factor in climate change mitigation policies, 2) many regions can be expected to increase reliance on non-renewable groundwater, water reuse, and desalinated water, but they also highlight an important role for development and deployment of water conservation technologies and practices.

Hejazi, Mohamad I.; Edmonds, James A.; Clarke, Leon E.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan; Chaturvedi, Vaibhav; Wise, Marshall A.; Patel, Pralit L.; Eom, Jiyong; Calvin, Katherine V.; Moss, Richard H.; Kim, Son H.

2014-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Diurnal Cycle of Deep Convection, High-Level Cloud, and Upper Troposphere Water Vapor in the Multiscale Modeling Framework  

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The Multiscale Modeling Framework (MMF), also called ‘‘superparameterization’’, embeds a cloud-resolving model (CRM) at each grid column of a general circulation model to replace traditional parameterizations of moist convection and large-scale condensation. This study evaluates the diurnal cycle of deep convection, high-level clouds, and upper troposphere water vapor by applying an infrared (IR) brightness temperature (Tb) and a precipitation radar (PR) simulator to the CRM column data. Simulator results are then compared with IR radiances from geostationary satellites and PR reflectivities from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). While the actual surface precipitation rate in the MMF has a reasonable diurnal phase and amplitude when compared with TRMM observations, the IR simulator results indicate an inconsistency in the diurnal anomalies of high-level clouds between the model and the geostationary satellite data. Primarily because of its excessive high-level clouds, the MMF overestimates the simulated precipitation index (PI) and fails to reproduce the observed diurnal cycle phase relationships among PI, high-level clouds, and upper troposphere relative humidity. The PR simulator results show that over the tropical oceans, the occurrence fraction of reflectivity in excess of 20 dBZ is almost 1 order of magnitude larger than the TRMM data especially at altitudes above 6 km. Both results suggest that the MMF oceanic convection is overactive and possible reasons for this bias are discussed. However, the joint distribution of simulated IR Tb and PR reflectivity indicates that the most intense deep convection is found more often over tropical land than ocean, in agreement with previous observational studies.

Zhang, Yunyan; Klein, Stephen A.; Liu, Chuntao; Tian, Baijun; Marchand, Roger T.; Haynes, J. M.; McCoy, Renata; Zhang, Yuying; Ackerman, Thomas P.

2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Systems, Special Issue on Control-theoretical Approaches to Real-Time Computing, 23(1/2): 85-126, 2002 Feedback Control Real-Time Scheduling: Framework, Modeling, and Algorithms*  

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(1/2): 85-126, 2002 Feedback Control Real-Time Scheduling: Framework, Modeling, and Algorithms* Chenyang Lu}@cs.virginia.edu gt9s@ee.virginia.edu Abstract This paper presents a Feedback Control real-time Scheduling (FCS. These admission-control-based algorithms represent the third major paradigm for real-time scheduling. However

Lu, Chenyang

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Integrated biomechanical model of cells embedded in extracellular matrix  

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of cells, which in turn gives rise to the characteristic form for the organism. Morphogenesis is a multi-scale modeling problem that can be studied at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. Here, we study the problem of morphogenesis at the cellular...

Muddana, Hari Shankar

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for workflow management systems based on objects, rules and roles  

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Keywords: context dependent behavior, event/condition/action rule, object-oriented frameworks, role modeling

Gerti Kappel; Stefan Rausch-Schott; Werner Retschitzegger

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SC COLLABORATOR: A SERVICE ORIENTED FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN  

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, service oriented architecture (SOA) with open source technologies is a desirable computing modelSC COLLABORATOR: A SERVICE ORIENTED FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION for construction supply chain collaboration and management, through a prototype service oriented system framework

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BI (XML) Publisher Conversion from Third Party Software in E-Business Suite: An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Reporting Framework Conversion Model  

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by internal users for data analysis purposes such as monthly sales reports and ledger consolidation reports. These reports, such as the packing list report and purchase order report, which are sent to the external customers for communication purposes, need.... 2012) Some companies have decided to implement their own ERP framework because they want to have full control of the ERP system and make sure that the ERP framework is 100 percent tailored to the business process. Other companies prefer to purchase...

Wang, Shuai

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Times and Modes of Fast and Slow Relaxation in Solutions with Coexisting Spherical and Cylindrical Micelles according to the Difference Becker-Doering Kinetic Equations  

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The eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the matrix of coefficients of the linearized kinetic equations applied to aggregation in surfactant solution determine the full spectrum of characteristic times and specific modes of micellar relaxation. The dependence of these relaxation times and modes on the total surfactant concentration has been analyzed for concentrations in the vicinity and well above the second critical micelle concentration (cmc2) for systems with coexisting spherical and cylindrical micelles. The analysis has been done on the basis of a discrete form of the Becker-Doering kinetic equations employing the Smoluchowsky diffusion model for the attachment rates of surfactant monomers to surfactant aggregates with matching the rates for spherical aggregates and the rates for large cylindrical micelles. The equilibrium distribution of surfactant aggregates in solution has been modeled as having one maximum for monomers, another maximum for spherical micelles and wide slowly descending branch for cylindrical micelles. The results of computations have been compared with the analytical ones known in the limiting cases from solutions of the continuous Becker-Doering kinetic equation. They demonstrated a fair agreement even in the vicinity of the cmc2 where the analytical theory looses formally its applicability.

Ilya A. Babintsev; Loran Ts. Adzhemyan; Alexander K. Shchekin

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiferroic Metal Organic Frameworks  

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with the oxygen of the framework. Upon cooling the compounds go under a phase transition, due to the ordering of nitrogen, leading to ferroelectric ordering. They also order...

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Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework  

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Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework DOE's Nuclear Safety Enabling Legislation Regulatory Enforcement & Oversight Regulatory Governance Atomic Energy Act 1946...

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Demonstration of a Novel, Integrated, Multi-Scale Procedure for High-Resolution 3D Reservoir Characterization and Improved CO2-EOR/Sequestration Management, SACROC Unit  

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The primary goal of this project was to demonstrate a new and novel approach for high resolution, 3D reservoir characterization that can enable better management of CO{sub 2} enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects and, looking to the future, carbon sequestration projects. The approach adopted has been the subject of previous research by the DOE and others, and relies primarily upon data-mining and advanced pattern recognition approaches. This approach honors all reservoir characterization data collected, but accepts that our understanding of how these measurements relate to the information of most interest, such as how porosity and permeability vary over a reservoir volume, is imperfect. Ideally the data needed for such an approach includes surface seismic to provide the greatest amount of data over the entire reservoir volume of interest, crosswell seismic to fill the resolution gap between surface seismic and wellbore-scale measurements, geophysical well logs to provide the vertical resolution sought, and core data to provide the tie to the information of most interest. These data are combined via a series of one or more relational models to enable, in its most successful application, the prediction of porosity and permeability on a vertical resolution similar to logs at each surface seismic trace location. In this project, the procedure was applied to the giant (and highly complex) SACROC unit of the Permian basin in West Texas, one of the world's largest CO{sub 2}-EOR projects and a potentially world-class geologic sequestration site. Due to operational scheduling considerations on the part of the operator of the field, the crosswell data was not obtained during the period of project performance (it is currently being collected however as part of another DOE project). This compromised the utility of the surface seismic data for the project due to the resolution gap between it and the geophysical well logs. An alternative approach was adopted that utilized a relational model to predict porosity and permeability profiles from well logs at each well location, and a 3D geostatistical variogram to generate the reservoir characterization over the reservoir volume of interest. A reservoir simulation model was built based upon this characterization and history-matched without making significant changes to it, thus validating the procedure. While not the same procedure as originally planned, the procedure ultimately employed proved successful and demonstrated that the general concepts proposed (i.e., data mining and advanced pattern recognition methods) have the flexibility to achieve the reservoir characterization objectives sought even with imperfect or incomplete data.

Scott R. Reeves

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Reinforced Carbon Fiber Nanocomposites  

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of epoxy-based polymer composites and the dielectric breakdown of the epoxy, catastrophic failure may occur when subjected to high voltages (as in a lightning strike). The addition of carbon nanofibers and carbon nanotubes to the epoxy resin has...

VanRooyen, Ainsley

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging  

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Fourier domain optical coherence tomography and methods forspeed spectral-domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3umJ. G. (1991). Optical coherence tomography. Science, 254(

Oliveira, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview  

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Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview NIST's Role in Implementing Executive Order 13636 "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" #12;Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity - February 12, 2013 "The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow

Bentz, Dale P.

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Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview  

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Cybersecurity Framework Development Overview NIST's Role in Implementing Executive Order 13636 "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" #12;Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity February 12, 2013 · "The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow

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Demand Response Valuation Frameworks Paper  

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Framework, Dr. Daniel M. Violette, Summit Blue Consulting,Response Resources by Daniel M. Violette, Rachel Freeman andFramework, Dr. Daniel M. Violette, Summit Blue Consulting,

Heffner, Grayson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLYING THE ZACHMAN FRAMEWORK DIMENSIONS TO SUPPORT  

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APPLYING THE ZACHMAN FRAMEWORK DIMENSIONS TO SUPPORT BUSINESS PROCESS MODELING Pedro Sousa123.caetano, jose.tribolet}@inov.pt Business process models assist business and information technology managers with disparate blueprints for the same process and no formal procedures to sort out their relevance. In fact

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Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide 1 The Conceptual Framework for  

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Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide 1 The Conceptual Framework for Programs that Prepare Professionals Who Work in Schools What - Why - and Why You? #12;Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide 2 on and develop your philosophy as a professional. . . WHY YOU? #12;Conceptual Framework Presentation, 2006, Slide

de Lijser, Peter

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Framework for Physics Computation  

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The Georgia Tech team has been working in collaboration with ORNL and Rutgers on improved I/O for petascale fusion codes, specifically, to integrate staging methods into the ADIOS framework. As part of this on-going work, we have released the DataTap server as part of the ADIOS release, and we have been working on improving the ‘in situ’ processing capabilities of the ADIOS framework. In particular, we have been moving forward with a design that adds additional metadata to describe the data layout and structure of data that is being moved for I/O purposes, building on the FFS type system developed in our past research

Schwan, Karsten [Georgia Institute of Technology

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision process framework: selecting strategies for rehabilitation of rigid pavements subjected to high traffic volumes  

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framework for selecting strategies for MRR. The factors, steps, and information involved in the MRR decision process were identified. A decision analysis tool, IDEF0, was used to model the decision process framework. The IDEF0 model is hierarchical...

Valls, Marc Edouard Josep

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Framework of Astronomy  

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... FOR his inaugural lecture as Perren professor of astronomy in the University of London, which he gave last year at University College, London ... , London, Prof. C. W. Allen chose as his subject "The Framework of Astronomy". At the beginning of this lecture, which has now been published*, Prof. ...

1953-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Semantic resource framework  

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The Semantic Resource Framework (SRF) is a multi-level description of the data sources for search computing applications. It responds to the need of having a structured representation of search services, amenable to service exploration, selection, and ... Keywords: ontology, search services, semantic annotation, service description, service repository

Marco Brambilla; Alessandro Campi; Stefano Ceri; Silvia Quarteroni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short communication: Documenting, storing, and executing models in Ecology: A conceptual framework and real implementation in a global change monitoring program  

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Many of the best practices concerning the development of ecological models or analytic techniques published in the scientific literature are not fully available to modelers but rather are stored in scientists' digital or biological memories. We propose ... Keywords: Algorithms, Documenting, Metadata, Model, Workflow

Francisco J. Bonet; Ramón Pérez-Pérez; Blas M. Benito; Fábio Suzart De Albuquerque; Regino Zamora

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Literacy Framework  

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Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail A Guide for Individuals and Communities The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula. Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.

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Flexible Framework for Building Energy Analysis: Preprint  

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In the building energy research and advanced practitioner communities, building models are perturbed across large parameter spaces to assess energy and cost performance in the face of programmatic and economic constraints. This paper describes the OpenStudio software framework for performing such analyses.

Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Weaver, E.; Shekhar, D.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks  

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The disclosure provides zeolitic frameworks for gas separation, gas storage, catalysis and sensors. More particularly the disclosure provides zeolitic frameworks (ZIFs). The ZIF of the disclosure comprises any number of transition metals or a homogenous transition metal composition.

Yaghi, Omar M.; Hayashi, Hideki; Banerjee, Rahul; Park, Kyo Sung; Wang, Bo; Cote, Adrien P.

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and analysis framework for core damage propagation during flow-blockage-initiated accidents in the Advanced Neutron Source reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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This paper describes modeling and analysis to evaluate the extent of core damage during flow blockage events in the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) reactor planned to be built at ORNL. Damage propagation is postulated to occur from thermal conduction between dmaged and undamaged plates due to direct thermal contact. Such direct thermal contact may occur beause of fuel plate swelling during fission product vapor release or plate buckling. Complex phenomena of damage propagation were modeled using a one-dimensional heat transfer model. A parametric study was done for several uncertain variables. The study included investigating effects of plate contact area, convective heat transfer coefficient, thermal conductivity on fuel swelling, and initial temperature of the plate being contacted by the damaged plate. Also, the side support plates were modeled to account for their effects of damage propagation. Results provide useful insights into how variouss uncertain parameters affect damage propagation.

Kim, S.H.; Taleyarkhan, R.P.; Navarro-Valenti, S.; Georgevich, V.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework  

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Department of Energy Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework DOE's Nuclear Safety Enabling Legislation Regulatory Enforcement & Oversight Regulatory Governance Atomic Energy Act 1946 Atomic Energy Act 1954 Energy Reorganization Act 1974 DOE Act 1977 Authority and responsibility to regulate nuclear safety at DOE facilities 10 CFR 830 10 CFR 835 10 CFR 820 Regulatory Implementation Nuclear Safety Radiological Safety Procedural Rules ISMS-QA; Operating Experience; Metrics and Analysis Cross Cutting DOE Directives & Manuals DOE Standards Central Technical Authorities (CTA) Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Line Management SSO/ FAC Reps 48 CFR 970 48 CFR 952 Federal Acquisition Regulations External Oversight *Defense Nuclear Facility

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Threat Analysis Framework | Department of Energy  

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Threat Analysis Framework The need to protect national critical infrastructure has led to the development of a threat analysis framework. The threat analysis framework can be...

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Magnetic moments of the low-lying $J^P=\\,1/2^-$, $3/2^-$ $?$ resonances within the framework of the chiral quark model  

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The magnetic moments of the low-lying spin-parity $J^P=$ $1/2^-$, $3/2^-$ $\\Lambda$ resonances, like, for example, $\\Lambda(1405)$ $1/2^-$, $\\Lambda(1520)$ $3/2^-$, as well as their transition magnetic moments, are calculated using the chiral quark model. The results found are compared with those obtained from the nonrelativistic quark model and those of unitary chiral theories, where some of these states are generated through the dynamics of two hadron coupled channels and their unitarization.

A. Martínez Torres; K. P. Khemchandani; Neetika Sharma; Harleen Dahiya

2012-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A Process Reference Model for Reuse in Industrial Engineering: Enhancing the ISO/IEC 15504 Framework to Cope with Organizational Reuse Maturity  

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A Process Reference Model for Reuse in Industrial Engineering: Enhancing the ISO/IEC 15504 in industrial engineering for solution providers is more and more recognized as a key to economic success for reuse in industrial engineering. Based on an overview and the background of the GDES-Reuse improvement

Mössenböck, Hanspeter

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Modeling and analysis framework for core damage propagation during flow-blockage-initiated accidents in the Advanced Neutron Source Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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This paper describes modeling and analysis to evaluate the extent of core damage during flow blockage events in the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) reactor planned to be built at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Damage propagation is postulated to occur from thermal conduction between damaged and undamaged plates due to direct thermal contact. Such direct thermal contact may occur because of fuel plate swelling during fission product vapor release or plate buckling. Complex phenomena of damage propagation were modeled using a one-dimensional heat transfer model. A scoping study was conducted to learn what parameters are important for core damage propagation, and to obtain initial estimates of core melt mass for addressing recriticality and steam explosion events. The study included investigating the effects of the plate contact area, the convective heat transfer coefficient, thermal conductivity upon fuel swelling, and the initial temperature of the plate being contacted by the damaged plate. Also, the side support plates were modeled to account for their effects on damage propagation. The results provide useful insights into how various uncertain parameters affect damage propagation.

Kim, S.H.; Taleyarkhan, R.P.; Navarro-Valenti, S.; Georgevich, V.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated monitoring/modeling framework for assessing human-nature interactions in urbanizing watersheds: Wappinger and Onondaga Creek watersheds, New York, USA  

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In much of the world, rapidly expanding areas of impervious surfaces due to urbanization threaten water resources. Although tools for modeling and projecting land use change and water quantity and quality exist independently, to date it is rare to find ... Keywords: Impervious surface, Remote sensing, Socio-economic factors, Uncertainty, Urbanization, Water resources

Bongghi Hong; Karin E. Limburg; Myrna H. Hall; Giorgos Mountrakis; Peter M. Groffman; Karla Hyde; Li Luo; Victoria R. Kelly; Seth J. Myers

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of linear multiple model predictive control (MMPC) framework towards dynamic maximazation of oxygen yield in an elevated-pressure air separation unit  

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In a typical air separation unit (ASU) utilizing either a simple gaseous oxygen (GOX) cycle or a pumped liquid oxygen (PLOX) cycle, the flowrate of liquid nitrogen (LN2) stream connecting high-pressure and low-pressure ASU columns plays an important role in the total oxygen yield. It has been observed that this yield reaches a maximum at a certain optimal flowrate of LN2 stream. At nominal full-load operation, the flowrate of LN2 stream is maintained near this optimum value, whereas at part-load conditions this flowrate is typically modified in proportion with the load-change (oxygen demand) through a ratio/feed-forward controller. Due to nonlinearity in the entire ASU process, the ratio-modified LN2 flowrate does not guarantee an optimal oxygen yield at part-load conditions. This is further exacerbated when process disturbances in form of “cold-box” heat-leaks enter the system. To address this problem of dynamically maximizing the oxygen yield while the ASU undergoes a load-change and/or a process disturbance, a multiple model predictive control (MMPC) algorithm is proposed. This approach has been used in previous studies to handle large ramp-rates of oxygen demand posed by the gasifier in an IGCC plant. In this study, the proposed algorithm uses linear step-response “blackbox” models surrounding the operating points corresponding to maximum oxygen yield points at different loads. It has been shown that at any operating point of the ASU, the MMPC algorithm, through model-weight calculation based on plant measurements, naturally and continuously selects the dominant model(s) corresponding to the current plant state, while making control-move decisions that approach the maximum oxygen yield point. This dynamically facilitates less energy consumption in form of compressed feed-air compared to a simple ratio control during load-swings. In addition, since a linear optimization problem is solved at each time step, the approach involves much less computational cost compared to a firstprinciple based nonlinear MPC. Introduction

Mahapatra, P.; Zitney, S.; Bequette, B. Wayne

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance  

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DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT SEPTEMBER, 2014 ENERGY SECTOR CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Table of...

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Preparation of metal-triazolate frameworks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The disclosure provides for novel metal-triazolate frameworks, methods of use thereof, and devices comprising the frameworks thereof.

Yaghi, Omar M; Uribe-Romo, Fernando J; Gandara-Barragan, Felipe; Britt, David K

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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GTT Framework | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GTT Framework GTT Framework GTT Framework GTT Framework Strategic Framework The GTT proposes a strategic framework that organizes these activities into three interrelated dimensions (informational, analytical, and physical), representative of the systems nature of the grid. Each of these dimensions have a corresponding strategic focus: The informational dimension aims to improve the visibility of grid conditions. The analytical dimension increases our understanding of the implications of the observed conditions. The physical dimension enhances the flexibility of the grid to respond to that understanding. The logic behind these focus areas is that a modernized grid should be able to "see" an event or condition, "know" what is happening or about to happen, and "do" something appropriate in response - quickly and

295

Component framework for coupled integrated fusion plasma simulation  

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Successful simulation of the complex physics that affect magnetically confined fusion plasma remains an important target milestone towards the development of viable fusion energy. Major advances in the underlying physics formulations, mathematical modeling, ... Keywords: components, coupled simulation, framework, fusion

Wael R. Elwasif; David E. Bernholdt; Lee A. Berry; Donald B. Batchelor

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

A Vectorless Framework for Power Grid Electromigration Checking  

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A Vectorless Framework for Power Grid Electromigration Checking Mohammad Fawaz Department of ECE, instead of the traditional series model. Keywords Power grid, Electromigration, Verification, Redundancy, Opti- mization 1. INTRODUCTION Power grid verification has become an essential step in modern

Najm, Farid N.

297

A framework for knowledge-based team training  

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provides an underlying model of teamwork and programming interfaces to provide services that ease the construction of team training systems. Also, the framework enables experimentation with training protocols and coaching to be conducted more readily...

Miller, Michael Scott

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

298

Sensitivity of North American agriculture to ENSO-based climate scenarios and their socio-economic consequences: Modeling in an integrated assessment framework  

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A group of Canadian, US and Mexican natural resource specialists, organized by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under its North American Energy, Environment and Economy (NA3E) Program, has applied a simulation modeling approach to estimating the impact of ENSO-driven climatic variations on the productivity of major crops grown in the three countries. Methodological development is described and results of the simulations presented in this report. EPIC (the Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator) was the agro-ecosystem model selected-for this study. EPIC uses a daily time step to simulate crop growth and yield, water use, runoff and soil erosion among other variables. The model was applied to a set of so-called representative farms parameterized through a specially-assembled Geographic Information System (GIS) to reflect the soils, topography, crop management and weather typical of the regions represented. Fifty one representative farms were developed for Canada, 66 for the US and 23 for Mexico. El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) scenarios for the EPIC simulations were created using the historic record of sea-surface temperature (SST) prevailing in the eastern tropical Pacific for the period October 1--September 30. Each year between 1960 and 1989 was thus assigned to an ENSO category or state. The ENSO states were defined as El Nino (EN, SST warmer than the long-term mean), Strong El Nino (SEN, much warmer), El Viejo (EV, cooler) and Neutral (within {+-}0.5 C of the long-term mean). Monthly means of temperature and precipitation were then calculated at each farm for the period 1960--1989 and the differences (or anomalies) between the means in Neutral years and EN, SEN and EV years determined. The average monthly anomalies for each ENSO state were then used to create new monthly statistics for each farm and ENSO-state combination. The adjusted monthly statistics characteristic of each ENSO state were then used to drive a stochastic-weather simulator that provided 30 years of daily-weather data needed to run EPIC. Maps and tables of the climate anomalies by farm show climatic conditions that differ considerably by region, season and ENSO state.

Rosenberg, N.J.; Izaurralde, R.C.; Brown, R.A.; Sands, R.D. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Legler, D. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States). Center for Ocean Atmosphere Prediction Studies; Srinivasan, R. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Blacklands Research Center; Tiscareno-Lopez, M.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Sodium loop framework structural analysis  

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This document provides the structural analysis of the Sodium Loop framework in a drop condition. The drop is similar to the US Department of Transportation non-bulk, performance-oriented packaging (Packaging Group I) drop test. The drop height evaluated for the Sodium Loop framework is 5.9 ft.

Nguyen, P.M.

1995-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

300

A Formal Framework of AOC  

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For an AOC system, autonomous entities and an environment are ... their environment are the force that drives an AOC system to evolve towards certain desired states. ... and have provided a general framework for ...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sample Business Plan Framework 3  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 5  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 2  

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U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 1  

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U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

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Sample Business Plan Framework 4  

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U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Sample Business Plan Framework 1: A program seeking to continue operations in the post-grant period as a not-for-profit (NGO) entity.

306

Modelling Judicial Context in Argumentation Frameworks  

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......reasonable doubt is required. Depriving a citizen of his liberty is rightly considered a very serious matter, and...conference participants for comments. Funding Estrella Project [The European project for Standardized Transparent Representations in......

Adam Wyner; Trevor Bench-Capon

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A framework for benchmarking land models  

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Soil Carbon and Nitro- gen Data, NDP-018, Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA, 146, 1986.at: http://daac.ornl.gov/ from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Computational modeling of metal-organic frameworks  

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Orbital Ibu: Ibuprofen IPA: Isopropyl alcohol IUPAC:and isopropyl alcohol (IPA).63'64 Some of the most-NP) state. During adsorption of IPA, the adsorption of 3 IPA

Sung, Jeffrey Chuen-Fai; Sung, Jeffrey Chuen-Fai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

An Authorization Framework using Building Information Models  

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......comparison, Section 7 reviews a number of significant...elements on a 2D plan or a 3D virtual...analysis and data mining [14]. The Open...the IndoorGML Standard Working Group...context. 7. REVIEW OF SPATIOTEMPORAL...this section, we review a collection of...include the GeoXACML standard to this discussion......

Nimalaprakasan Skandhakumar; Jason Reid; Ed Dawson; Robin Drogemuller; Farzad Salim

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Authorization Framework using Building Information Models  

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......temperature sensors and Eddie is an electrician responsible for the lighting subsystem...critical functions. So the maintenance electrician Eddie may be permitted to monitor equipment...Expectations Across Disciplines. Handbook of Research on Building Information......

Nimalaprakasan Skandhakumar; Jason Reid; Ed Dawson; Robin Drogemuller; Farzad Salim

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Radiation Damage in Nuclear Fuel for Advanced Burner Reactors: Modeling and Experimental Validation  

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The consortium has completed its existence and we are here highlighting work and accomplishments. As outlined in the proposal, the objective of the work was to advance the theoretical understanding of advanced nuclear fuel materials (oxides) toward a comprehensive modeling strategy that incorporates the different relevant scales involved in radiation damage in oxide fuels. Approaching this we set out to investigate and develop a set of directions: 1) Fission fragment and ion trajectory studies through advanced molecular dynamics methods that allow for statistical multi-scale simulations. This work also includes an investigation of appropriate interatomic force fields useful for the energetic multi-scale phenomena of high energy collisions; 2) Studies of defect and gas bubble formation through electronic structure and Monte Carlo simulations; and 3) an experimental component for the characterization of materials such that comparisons can be obtained between theory and experiment.

Niels Gronbech Jensen; Mark Asta; Nigel Browning'Vidvuds Ozolins; Axel van de Walle; Christopher Wolverton

2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

312

Carbon Dioxide Separation with Novel Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks  

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Separation with Separation with Novel Microporous Metal Organic Frameworks Background UOP LLC, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University are collaborating on a three-year program to develop novel microporous metal organic frameworks (MOFs) suitable for CO 2 capture and separation. MOFs are hybrid organic/inorganic structures in which the organic moiety is readily derivatized. This innovative program is using sophisticated molecular modeling to evaluate the structurally

313

Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework...  

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

of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and...

314

Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Notice of Public Comment: Federal Register Notice, Volume 79, No. 177, September 12, 2014 Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework...

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Energy 101 Undergraduate Course Framework: Infosheet | Department...  

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

Undergraduate Course Framework: Infosheet Energy 101 Undergraduate Course Framework: Infosheet Energy101infosheet.pdf More Documents & Publications Energy 101 Webinar Energy...

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Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework | Department of Energy  

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Presentation that outlines the rules, policies and orders that comprise the Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework. Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework More...

317

NREL: Wind Research - New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind  

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New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool January 3, 2014 The old and new versions of the FAST wind turbine modeling tool are represented in this illustration by boxes. The earlier version of FAST is represented by three boxes aligned in a column on the left side of the illustration. They contain the words AeroDyn, FAST, and Hydrodyn and represent the three modules that worked together to model aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and servo-elastics. Double ended arrows between the boxes indicate interaction between these modules. A large red arrow pointed from the three boxes to a large rectangle in the middle shows how this earlier software evolved into the new FAST Framework. The large rectangular box in the middle contains the words FAST Driver. Seven smaller boxes to the right of the FAST driver represent the new modules that feed into the driver.

318

An Integrated Assessment Framework for Uncertainty Studies in Global and Regional Climate Change: The IGSM-CAM  

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This paper describes an integrated assessment framework for uncertainty studies in global and regional climate change. In this framework, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Integrated Global System Model (IGSM), ...

Monier, Erwan

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

319

Programmatic Framework | Department of Energy  

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Programmatic Framework Programmatic Framework Programmatic Framework PROGRAM FACT SHEETS FUSRAP Nevada Offsites UMTRCA Title I and II PROGRAM TYPES UMTRCA Title I Sites UMTRCA Title II Sites FUSRAP Sites D&D Sites Nevada Offsites CERCLA/RCRA Sites NWPA Section 151 Site Other UMTRCA Title I Disposal and Processing Sites (Regulatory Drivers) For UMTRCA Title I disposal sites managed by LM, DOE becomes a licensee to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Inspection, reporting, and record-keeping requirements are defined in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40.27, "General License for Custody and Long-Term Care of Residual Radioactive Material Disposal Sites." The general license for long-term custody is indefinite in duration. Usually, title for the land is assigned to an agency of the Federal government, and the land is

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Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) | Open  

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Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: www.esmap.org/esmap/EFFECT Cost: Free Equivalent URI: www.esmap.org/esmap/EFFECT Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) Screenshot

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Framework for SCADA Security Policy  

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Framework for SCADA Security Policy Framework for SCADA Security Policy Dominique Kilman Jason Stamp dkilman@sandia.gov jestamp@sandia.gov Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM 87185-0785 Abstract - Modern automation systems used in infrastruc- ture (including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA) have myriad security vulnerabilities. Many of these relate directly to inadequate security administration, which precludes truly effective and sustainable security. Adequate security management mandates a clear administrative struc- ture and enforcement hierarchy. The security policy is the root document, with sections covering purpose, scope, posi- tions, responsibilities, references, revision history, enforce- ment, and exceptions for various subjects relevant for system

322

Analysis, Design and Development of a Generic Framework for Power Trading  

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in their producing plans (e.g. wind power plant). The bid model is the best model for clients with units havingAnalysis, Design and Development of a Generic Framework for Power Trading Rasmus Skovmark, s001509 analysis, design and development of a generic framework for automatic real- time trading of power among

323

Human-Centered Fusion Framework  

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In recent years the benefits of fusing signatures extracted from large amounts of distributed and/or heterogeneous data sources have been largely documented in various problems ranging from biological protein function prediction to cyberspace monitoring. In spite of significant progress in information fusion research, there is still no formal theoretical framework for defining various types of information fusion systems, defining and analyzing relations among such types, and designing information fusion systems using a formal method approach. Consequently, fusion systems are often poorly understood, are less than optimal, and/or do not suit user needs. To start addressing these issues, we outline a formal humancentered fusion framework for reasoning about fusion strategies. Our approach relies on a new taxonomy for fusion strategies, an alternative definition of information fusion in terms of parameterized paths in signature related spaces, an algorithmic formalization of fusion strategies and a library of numeric and dynamic visual tools measuring the impact as well as the impact behavior of fusion strategies. Using a real case of intelligence analysis we demonstrate that the proposed framework enables end users to rapidly 1) develop and implement alternative fusion strategies, 2) understand the impact of each strategy, 3) compare the various strategies, and 4) perform the above steps without having to know the mathematical foundations of the framework. We also demonstrate that the human impact on a fusion system is critical in the sense that small changes in strategies do not necessarily correspond to small changes in results.

Posse, Christian; White, Amanda M.; Beagley, Nathaniel

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

324

UTS Policy Framework: Introduction 11.  

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UTS Policy Framework: user guide Contents Introduction 11. TheroleofpolicywithintheUniversity 12 Policytemplate 64kbWord Directivetemplate 64kbWord Coversheets Coversheet--policies 48kbWord Coversheet--academicpolicies 48kbWord Coversheet--directives 48kbWord Policy Tools PolicyTool1:IssuesLog 60kbWord PolicyTool2

University of Technology, Sydney

325

The impact of including water constraints on food production within a CGE framework  

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This research explores the long-term relationship between water resources, irrigated land use change and crop production within a computable general equilibrium modeling framework. The modeling approach is developed on a ...

Baker, Jonathan (Jonathan Early)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

A combinatorial framework for parametric additive manufacturing  

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The design of engineered artefacts is often a difficult and costly task. Thus, substantial technical efforts have been directed at developing methods to reuse design data sets by identifying, and exploiting, latent functional connections between data sets. Parametric design is based on the premise that an inventory existing designs can be used to create design templates such that the identified functional connections are coded by embedded parametric expressions. Novel variant designs may then be generated by assigning reasonable values to the parameters and then evaluating the resulting expressions in a carefully controlled manner. The potential of parametric engineering is clearly shown in the context of additive manufacturing. It will also be shown that parametric engineering models can be based directly on finitary combinatorial structures, specifically simplicial complexes. This paper will also propose that a suitable computational framework for this approach can be based upon a functional model of computation.

J.C. Boudreaux

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for  

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Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing Title Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-6303E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Tianzhen Hong, and Mary Ann Piette Date Published 05/2013 Keywords building performance, energy efficiency, energy modeling, optimal operation, urban scale. Abstract This paper describes work in progress toward an urban-scale system aiming to reduce energy use in neighboring buildings by providing three components: a database for accessing past and present weather data from high quality weather stations; a network for communicating energy-saving strategies between building owners; and a set of modeling tools for real-time building energy simulation.

328

Sustainable development of bioenergy sector: an integrated methodological framework  

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Climate change and sustainable development are interrelated issues, which are of vital importance to government policy and corporate decision makers. The sustainability evaluation of a biomass-based technology with consideration of stakeholder interests can provide a foundation for implementing energy and environmental policies. This study aims to develop an integrated and structured methodological framework for analysing biofuel systems in pursuit of sustainable large scale production. The integrated assessment framework can assist to formulate integrative and transparent policies for sustainable biomass certification. The proposed framework uses first the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to aid in extracting knowledge and judgments from stakeholders. AHP determines the critical criteria and indicators representing conflicting stakeholders' interests which can be incorporated in creating a dynamic system model for landscape-scale bioenergy modelling and assessment. An integrated AHP and system dynamics approach is currently being applied to assess the sustainable development of forest bioenergy sector in Maine, USA.

Anthony Halog

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Anonymity Analysis of Onion Routing in the Universally Composable Framework  

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Anonymity Analysis of Onion Routing in the Universally Composable Framework Joan Feigenbaum Yale. Specifically we present a probabilistic analysis of onion routing in a black-box model of anonymous Syverson Naval Research Laboratory syverson@itd.navy.mil ABSTRACT We present the formalization and analysis

Johnson, Aaron

330

A Formal Framework for Secure Routing Protocols Wenchao Zhou3  

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verifies its security claims. Existing model-checking-based protocol analysis tools cannot be directlyA Formal Framework for Secure Routing Protocols Chen Chen1 Limin Jia2 Hao Xu1 Cheng Luo1 Wenchao routing protocol, is vulner- able to various attacks. Redesigns of Internet routing infrastructure (e.g. S

Sandholm, Tuomas W.

331

A FRAMEWORK TO DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE CHEMICAL FLOODING PROCESSES  

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The goal of this proposed research is to provide an efficient and user friendly simulation framework for screening and optimizing chemical/microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. The framework will include (1) a user friendly interface to identify the variables that have the most impact on oil recovery using the concept of experimental design and response surface maps, (2) UTCHEM reservoir simulator to perform the numerical simulations, and (3) an economic model that automatically imports the simulation production data to evaluate the profitability of a particular design. Such a reservoir simulation framework is not currently available to the oil industry. The objectives of Task 1 are to develop three primary modules representing reservoir, chemical, and well data. The modules will be interfaced with an already available experimental design model. The objective of the Task 2 is to incorporate UTCHEM reservoir simulator and the modules with the strategic variables and developing the response surface maps to identify the significant variables from each module. The objective of the Task 3 is to develop the economic model designed specifically for the chemical processes targeted in this proposal and interface the economic model with UTCHEM production output. Task 4 is on the validation of the framework and performing simulations of oil reservoirs to screen, design and optimize the chemical processes.

Mojdeh Delshad; Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

A Framework to Design and Optimize Chemical Flooding Processes  

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The goal of this proposed research is to provide an efficient and user friendly simulation framework for screening and optimizing chemical/microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. The framework will include (1) a user friendly interface to identify the variables that have the most impact on oil recovery using the concept of experimental design and response surface maps, (2) UTCHEM reservoir simulator to perform the numerical simulations, and (3) an economic model that automatically imports the simulation production data to evaluate the profitability of a particular design. Such a reservoir simulation framework is not currently available to the oil industry. The objectives of Task 1 are to develop three primary modules representing reservoir, chemical, and well data. The modules will be interfaced with an already available experimental design model. The objective of the Task 2 is to incorporate UTCHEM reservoir simulator and the modules with the strategic variables and developing the response surface maps to identify the significant variables from each module. The objective of the Task 3 is to develop the economic model designed specifically for the chemical processes targeted in this proposal and interface the economic model with UTCHEM production output. Task 4 is on the validation of the framework and performing simulations of oil reservoirs to screen, design and optimize the chemical processes.

Mojdeh Delshad; Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori

2006-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

333

A FRAMEWORK TO DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE CHEMICAL FLOODING PROCESSES  

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The goal of this proposed research is to provide an efficient and user friendly simulation framework for screening and optimizing chemical/microbial enhanced oil recovery processes. The framework will include (1) a user friendly interface to identify the variables that have the most impact on oil recovery using the concept of experimental design and response surface maps, (2) UTCHEM reservoir simulator to perform the numerical simulations, and (3) an economic model that automatically imports the simulation production data to evaluate the profitability of a particular design. Such a reservoir simulation framework is not currently available to the oil industry. The objectives of Task 1 are to develop three primary modules representing reservoir, chemical, and well data. The modules will be interfaced with an already available experimental design model. The objective of the Task 2 is to incorporate UTCHEM reservoir simulator and the modules with the strategic variables and developing the response surface maps to identify the significant variables from each module. The objective of the Task 3 is to develop the economic model designed specifically for the chemical processes targeted in this proposal and interface the economic model with UTCHEM production output. Task 4 is on the validation of the framework and performing simulations of oil reservoirs to screen, design and optimize the chemical processes.

Mojdeh Delshad; Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Theoretical framework for R-parity violation  

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We propose a theoretical framework for R-parity violation. It is realized by a class of Calabi-Yau compactification of heterotic string theory. Trilinear R-parity violation in superpotential is either absent or negligibly small without an unbroken symmetry, due to a selection rule based on charge counting of a spontaneously broken U(1) symmetry. Although such a selection rule cannot be applied in general to nonrenormalizable operators in the low-energy effective superpotential, it is valid for terms trilinear in low-energy degrees of freedom, and hence can be used as a solution to the dimension-4 proton decay problem in the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Bilinear R-parity violation is generated, but there are good reasons why it is small enough to satisfy its upper bounds from neutrino mass and washout of baryon/lepton asymmetry. All R-parity violating dimension-5 operators can be generated. In this theoretical framework, nucleons can decay through squark-exchange diagrams combining dimension-5 and bilinear R-parity violating operators. B-L breaking neutron decay is predicted.

Kurimaya, Minoru; Nakajima, Hiroto; Watari, Taizan [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 113-0033 (Japan)

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Gas adsorption on metal-organic frameworks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention involves the use of certain metal organic frameworks that have been treated with water or another metal titrant in the storage of carbon dioxide. The capacity of these frameworks is significantly increased through this treatment.

Willis, Richard R. (Cary, IL); Low, John J. (Schaumburg, IL), Faheem, Syed A. (Huntley, IL); Benin, Annabelle I. (Oak Forest, IL); Snurr, Randall Q. (Evanston, IL); Yazaydin, Ahmet Ozgur (Evanston, IL)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

336

Feature identification framework and applications (FIFA)  

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collections that provides a general framework for applications while allowing decisions about the details of document representation and features identification to be deferred to domain specific implementations of that framework. These deferred decisions...

Audenaert, Michael Neal

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

337

A Virtual Environment Framework For Software Engineering  

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A Virtual Environment Framework For Software Engineering Stephen E. Dossick Submitted in partial Environment Framework for Software Engineering Stephen E. Dossick The field of Software Engineering, responsible for mapping project artifacts into virtual environment furnishings, and the CHIME Theme Manager

Kaiser, Gail E.

338

Technology Enhanced Interaction Framework Kewalin Angkananon  

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Technology Enhanced Interaction Framework Kewalin Angkananon ECS University of Southampton interaction framework to help design technology to support communication between people and improve interactions between people, technology and objects, particularly in complex situations. A review of existing

339

Isomerism in Metal–Organic Frameworks: “Framework Isomers”  

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His research interest focuses on the controlled formation, and eventual design, of metal–organic frameworks for application in gas storage for clean energy technologies. ... After that, he completed his M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry at New Mexico Highlands University where he worked on X-ray structure determination of low-melting organic materials and their complexes with mercury-organic compounds. ... This was observed upon heating Cd(abdc)bipy-1 under pressure to generate Cd(abdc)bipy-3, and exposing Cd(abdc)bipy-3 to air to reform Cd(abdc)bipy-1. ...

Trevor A. Makal; Andrey A. Yakovenko; Hong-Cai Zhou

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

340

Shale Gas Development: A Smart Regulation Framework  

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Shale Gas Development: A Smart Regulation Framework ... Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases: Petroleum and natural gas systems; Final rule. ...

Katherine E. Konschnik; Mark K. Boling

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity  

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Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.0 National Institute of Standards and Technology February 12, 2014 #12;February 12, 2014 Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 Table............................................................................................................. 20 ii #12;February 12, 2014 Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 Executive Summary The national

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111:20141023.1435 Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission  

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impact modern technological systems such as communications networks, GPS navigation, and electrical power velocities, as well as electric and magnetic fields, with the unprecedented time resolution and accuracy organizations involved: ·NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) ·Southwest Research Institute (Sw

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

343

Biodiversity conservation in agriculture requires a multi-scale approach  

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...Department of Crop Sciences, University of Gottingen...University of Agricultural Sciences, , PO Box 7044...Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California...landscape-level approaches that incorporate natural...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

ANDREA BRAIDES Multi-scale Problems for Lattice Systems  

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: derive E(u) = X ij f ij(ui, uj) indexed on a scaled lattice (e.g., Zd ) Identification: identify u.g., Zd ) Identification: identify u with some continuous parameter (e.g., its piecewise: Continuous limits of ferromagnetic energies Bulk scaling: (mixtures of ground states) E(u) = - X d uiuj - Z

Braides, Andrea

345

Fast computation of multi-scale combustion systems  

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...consider a detailed combustion mechanism for air...The mean specific heat (under constant...being the specific heat of species i (mass...with a detailed combustion mechanism, where...between retrieved data and detailed solution...combustion mechanism for hydrocarbons. Moreover, on...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Integrating Learning in a Multi-Scale Agent  

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Keywords Context Conditions and Success Tests . Managers inpreconditions, context conditions, and success tests. Inthat specify conditions for success and context conditions

Weber, Ben

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Multi-scale scratching in chemical-mechanical polishing  

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In the fabrication of ultra-large-scale integrated (ULSI) semiconductor devices, the chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) process is extensively employed. During the CMP process, undesirable scratches are produced on Cu ...

Eusner, Thor

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections...  

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to provide high temperatures at the Dixie Valley field, includinga component of magmatic fluids consistent with recent He isotope studies and the existence of hot springs...

349

Crack Fundamental Element (CFE) for Multi-scale Crack Classification  

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With the advance of sensor and information technology, high-resolution 2D image and 3D range data are available to support crack classification. However, crack classification still remains a challenge because sta...

Yuchun Huang; Yichang (James) Tsai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Mechanical Engineering Department Multi-scale optical metrology and  

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Reference beam Illumination beam Digital holography: high-speed measurements Recording #12;Mechanical #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Measuring the complex light field with intensity and phase length Measuring the complex light field with intensity and phase sampling Lensless digital holography

Furlong, Cosme

351

Money and risk aversion in a DSGE framework: a bayesian application to the Euro zone  

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Money and risk aversion in a DSGE framework: a bayesian application to the Euro zone Jonathan zone, with a spe- cial emphasis on the role of money. The model follows the New Keynesian DSGE framework, money being introduced in the utility function with a non-separability assumption. By using

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

352

A Multiobjective Performance Evaluation Framework for Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc  

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A Multiobjective Performance Evaluation Framework for Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Katia.runser, jean-marie.gorce@insa-lyon.fr Abstract--Wireless ad hoc networks are seldom characterized by one single. Instead, we address this problem by proposing a new modeling framework for routing in ad hoc networks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

353

Interaction frogger: a design framework to couple action and function through feedback and feedforward  

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In this paper we present a design framework to analyze person-product interaction. Its focus is on how the user's action and the product's function are coupled through different types of feedback and feedforward: inherent and augmented information. Instead ... Keywords: design framework, feedback, feedforward, interaction models, tangible user interface

S. A. G. Wensveen; J. P. Djajadiningrat; C. J. Overbeeke

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Two-Tier Hierarchical Cyber-Physical Security Analysis Framework For Smart Grid  

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Two-Tier Hierarchical Cyber-Physical Security Analysis Framework For Smart Grid Jin Wei and Deepa stability in the smart grid in the face of cyber-physical attack. We model the smart grid as a networked the proposed framework. I. INTRODUCTION It is well known that the smart grid promises increased reliability

Kundur, Deepa

355

Synthesis and Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks...  

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Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Synthesis and Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Abstract: Nano sized zeolitic imidazolate frameworks nZIF-8...

356

Evaluation of the simulated interannual and subseasonal variability  

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) Multi-scale Modeling Framework (MMF) is a new type of global climate model (GCM) that replaces climatology is generally well simulated. Prominent biases include excessive precipitation associated with the Indian and Asian Monsoon seasons, precipitation deficits west of the Maritime Continent and over Amazonia

Randall, David A.

357

Challenges in plasma edge fluid modelling  

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Plasma fluid models like B2, UEDGE or EDGE2D are the standard tools for simulation of scrape-off layer physics, both for design and experimental support. The concept of a numerical tokamak, aiming at a predictive code for ITER, triggers the need to re-assess the available tools and their necessary extensions. These additional physics issues will be summarized. The experience existing in other scientific fields with multi-scale problems and modelling should be used as a guide. Here, the coupling strategies are in particular of interest for fusion problems. As a consequence, a certain construction of integrated modelling codes is needed: depending on the specific problem, models allowing different levels of complexity will be needed. Therefore, a hierarchy of tools is necessary, which will be discussed.

R Schneider; A Runov

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection  

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A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection A dual mass flux framework for boundary layer convection Neggers, Roel European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Category: Modeling A new convective boundary layer scheme is presented that is currently being developed for the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Part of the total turbulent flux is modeled through advective mass flux by multiple updrafts, initialized at the surface. Two groups of updrafts are explicitly represented; i) updrafts that never reach their lifting condensation level, and ii) updrafts that condensate and become cloudy. Key new ingredient is the flexibility of the associated updraft area fractions, as a function of model state. As a result, an extra degree of freedom is introduced in the

359

Development of long-term performance models for radioactive waste forms  

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The long-term performance of solid radioactive waste is measured by the release rate of radionuclides into the environment, which depends on corrosion or weathering rates of the solid waste form. The reactions involved depend on the characteristics of the solid matrix containing the radioactive waste, the radionuclides of interest, and their interaction with surrounding geologic materials. This chapter describes thermo-hydro-mechanical and reactive transport models related to the long-term performance of solid radioactive waste forms, including metal, ceramic, glass, steam reformer and cement. Future trends involving Monte-Carlo simulations and coupled/multi-scale process modeling are also discussed.

Bacon, Diana H.; Pierce, Eric M.

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

360

ITL BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2013 ITL RELEASES PRELIMINARY CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK  

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ITL BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2013 ITL RELEASES PRELIMINARY CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK The Information a Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework for public review and comment. ITL developed the framework based is developing the framework under Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which

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361

A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

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When policy makers propose new policies, there is a need to assess the costs and benefits of the proposed policy measures, to compare them to existing and alternative policies, and to rank them according to their effectiveness. In the case of equipment energy efficiency regulations, comparing the effects of a range of alternative policy measures requires evaluating their effects on consumers’ budgets, on national energy consumption and economics, and on the environment. Such an approach should be able to represent in a single framework the particularities of each policy measure and provide comparable results. This report presents an integrated methodological framework to assess prospectively the energy, economic, and environmental impacts of energy efficiency policy measures. The framework builds on the premise that the comparative assessment of energy efficiency policy measures should (a) rely on a common set of primary data and parameters, (b) follow a single functional approach to estimate the energy, economic, and emissions savings resulting from each assessed measure, and (c) present results through a set of comparable indicators. This framework elaborates on models that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has used in support of its rulemakings on mandatory energy efficiency standards. In addition to a rigorous analysis of the impacts of mandatory standards, DOE compares the projected results of alternative policy measures to those projected to be achieved by the standards. The framework extends such an approach to provide a broad, generic methodology, with no geographic or sectoral limitations, that is useful for evaluating any type of equipment energy efficiency market intervention. The report concludes with a demonstration of how to use the framework to compare the impacts estimated for twelve policy measures focusing on increasing the energy efficiency of gas furnaces in the United States.

Blum, Helcio; Atkinson, Barbara; Lekov, Alex

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

362

A Global Land System Framework for Integrated Climate-Change Assessments  

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Land ecosystems play a major role in the global cycles of energy, water, carbon and nutrients. A Global Land System (GLS) framework has been developed for the Integrated Global Systems Model Version 2 (IGSM2) to simulate ...

Schlosser, C. Adam

363

Microsoft Word - DOE Framework Final.docx  

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Washington, D.C. 20585 Washington, D.C. 20585 Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework September 24, 2013 Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework ii This page intentionally left blank. Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework iii CONTENTS 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Immobilizing Radioactive Tank Waste at the Office of River Protection .................................................. 1 Current System Design ........................................................................................................................... 2 Addressing Technical Risks and Challenges .......................................................................................... 2

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Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework  

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Commercialization of new carbon capture simulation initiative (CCSI) technology will include two key elements of risk management, namely, technical risk (will process and plant performance be effective, safe, and reliable) and enterprise risk (can project losses and costs be controlled within the constraints of market demand to maintain profitability and investor confidence). Both of these elements of risk are incorporated into the risk analysis subtask of Task 7. Thus far, this subtask has developed a prototype demonstration tool that quantifies risk based on the expected profitability of expenditures when retrofitting carbon capture technology on a stylized 650 MW pulverized coal electric power generator. The prototype is based on the selection of specific technical and financial factors believed to be important determinants of the expected profitability of carbon capture, subject to uncertainty. The uncertainty surrounding the technical performance and financial variables selected thus far is propagated in a model that calculates the expected profitability of investments in carbon capture and measures risk in terms of variability in expected net returns from these investments. Given the preliminary nature of the results of this prototype, additional work is required to expand the scope of the model to include additional risk factors, additional information on extant and proposed risk factors, the results of a qualitative risk factor elicitation process, and feedback from utilities and other interested parties involved in the carbon capture project. Additional information on proposed distributions of these risk factors will be integrated into a commercial implementation framework for the purpose of a comparative technology investment analysis.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Site Transition Framework | Department of Energy  

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(April 2004) Site Transition Framework More Documents & Publications Process for Transition of Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title II Disposal Sites to the...

366

Crystallography of metal-organic frameworks  

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Recent advances in the crystallography of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are reviewed, including crystal growth, structural elucidation, in-situ and non-ambient crystallography.

G?ndara, F.

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

367

A Framework for Nonlinear Filtering in MATLAB.  

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?? The object of this thesis is to provide a MATLAB framework for nonlinear filtering in general, and particle filtering in particular. This is done… (more)

Rosén, Jakob

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance  

Energy Savers (EERE)

JANUARY 2015 ENERGY SECTOR CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY AND ENERGY RELIABILITY Energy Sector...

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Testing roadmap for generalized agile framework.  

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?? Testing in Agile development frameworks has engaged the concentration of software developers throughout the world. The research regarding this testing is however limited. This… (more)

Chaitanya, Challa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance...  

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and Technology (NIST) released a Cybersecurity Framework. DOE has collaborated with private sector stakeholders through the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC)...

371

Gas sensor incorporating a porous framework  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The disclosure provides sensor for gas sensing including CO.sub.2 gas sensors comprising a porous framework sensing area for binding an analyte gas.

Yaghi, Omar M; Czaja, Alexander U; Wang, Bo; Galatsis, Kosmas; Wang, Kang L; Furukawa, Hiroyasu

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

372

Preparation of metal-catecholate frameworks  

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The disclosure provides for metal catecholate frameworks, and methods of use thereof, including gas separation, gas storage, catalysis, tunable conductors, supercapacitors, and sensors.

Yaghi, Omar M.; Gandara-Barragan, Felipe; Lu, Zheng; Wan, Shun

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

373

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National...  

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Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) is bringing together the bioenergy community through Web-based tools, and was presented by Bioenergy KDF team members from Oak Ridge National...

374

A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards Sustainability...  

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Progressing Towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Conceptual Framework for Progressing Towards...

375

A lattice Boltzmann framework for simulation of thrombogenesis  

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A lattice Boltzmann framework has been developed which models thrombus formation following physical damage to platelets and activation of the coagulation cascade via one or more of the strands of Virchow's triad. The model includes concurrent simulation of flow, activation of blood and modification of the geometry following clot deposition. An extended local clotting rule has been developed which considers the vicinity of the growing clot and local flow factors such as shear stress. This paper will focus on the implementation of these local rules, as an extension to the standard flow solver, for modelling the activation and clotting processes.

S.E. Harrison; J. Bernsdorf; D.R. Hose; P.V. Lawford

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Data Assimilation Tools for CO2 Reservoir Model Development – A Review of Key Data Types, Analyses, and Selected Software  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has embarked on an initiative to develop world-class capabilities for performing experimental and computational analyses associated with geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to provide science-based solutions for helping to mitigate the adverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions. This Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) initiative currently has two primary focus areas—advanced experimental methods and computational analysis. The experimental methods focus area involves the development of new experimental capabilities, supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL) housed at PNNL, for quantifying mineral reaction kinetics with CO2 under high temperature and pressure (supercritical) conditions. The computational analysis focus area involves numerical simulation of coupled, multi-scale processes associated with CO2 sequestration in geologic media, and the development of software to facilitate building and parameterizing conceptual and numerical models of subsurface reservoirs that represent geologic repositories for injected CO2. This report describes work in support of the computational analysis focus area. The computational analysis focus area currently consists of several collaborative research projects. These are all geared towards the development and application of conceptual and numerical models for geologic sequestration of CO2. The software being developed for this focus area is referred to as the Geologic Sequestration Software Suite or GS3. A wiki-based software framework is being developed to support GS3. This report summarizes work performed in FY09 on one of the LDRD projects in the computational analysis focus area. The title of this project is Data Assimilation Tools for CO2 Reservoir Model Development. Some key objectives of this project in FY09 were to assess the current state-of-the-art in reservoir model development, the data types and analyses that need to be performed in order to develop and parameterize credible and robust reservoir simulation models, and to review existing software that is applicable to these analyses. This report describes this effort and highlights areas in which additional software development, wiki application extensions, or related GS3 infrastructure development may be warranted.

Rockhold, Mark L.; Sullivan, E. C.; Murray, Christopher J.; Last, George V.; Black, Gary D.

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

377

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS 1992 FCCC/INFORMAL/84 GE.05-62220 (E) 200705 #12;UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Convention in predictions of climate change, particularly with regard to the timing, magnitude and regional patterns thereof

Laughlin, Robert B.

378

Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper)  

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Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper) Gunther Auer, Vito Giannini, Istv, the power consumption of the entire system needs to be captured and an appropriate energy efficiency evaluation frameworks are discussed, such that the energy efficiency of the entire network comprising

Stevenson, Paul

379

Use of ARM observations and numerical models to determine radiative and latent heating profiles of mesoscale convective systems for general circulation models  

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This three-year project, in cooperation with Professor Bob Houze at University of Washington, has been successfully finished as planned. Both ARM (the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program) data and cloud-resolving model (CRM) simulations were used to identify the water budgets of clouds observed in two international field campaigns. The research results achieved shed light on several key processes of clouds in climate change (or general circulation models), which are summarized below. 1. Revealed the effect of mineral dust on mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) Two international field campaigns near a desert and a tropical coast provided unique data to drive and evaluate CRM simulations, which are TWP-ICE (the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment) and AMMA (the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis). Studies of the two campaign data were contrasted, revealing that much mineral dust can bring about large MCSs via ice nucleation and clouds. This result was reported as a PI presentation in the 3rd ASR Science Team meeting held in Arlington, Virginia in March 2012. A paper on the studies was published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (Zeng et al. 2013). 2. Identified the effect of convective downdrafts on ice crystal concentration Using the large-scale forcing data from TWP-ICE, ARM-SGP (the Southern Great Plains) and other field campaigns, Goddard CRM simulations were carried out in comparison with radar and satellite observations. The comparison between model and observations revealed that convective downdrafts could increase ice crystal concentration by up to three or four orders, which is a key to quantitatively represent the indirect effects of ice nuclei, a kind of aerosol, on clouds and radiation in the Tropics. This result was published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (Zeng et al. 2011) and summarized in the DOE/ASR Research Highlights Summaries (see http://www.arm.gov/science/highlights/RMjY5/view). 3. Used radar observations to evaluate model simulations In cooperation with Profs. Bob Houze at University of Washington and Steven Rutledge at Colorado State University, numerical model results were evaluated with observations from W- and C-band radars and CloudSat/TRMM satellites. These studies exhibited some shortcomings of current numerical models, such as too little of thin anvil clouds, directing the future improvement of cloud microphysics parameterization in CRMs. Two papers of Powell et al (2012) and Zeng et al. (2013), summarizing these studies, were published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 4. Analyzed the water budgets of MCSs Using ARM data from TWP-ICE, ARM-SGP and other field campaigns, the Goddard CRM simulations were carried out to analyze the water budgets of clouds from TWP-ICE and AMMA. The simulations generated a set of datasets on clouds and radiation, which are available http://cloud.gsfc.nasa.gov/. The cloud datasets were available for modelers and other researchers aiming to improve the representation of cloud processes in multi-scale modeling frameworks, GCMs and climate models. Special datasets, such as 3D cloud distributions every six minutes for TWP-ICE, were requested and generated for ARM/ASR investigators. Data server records show that 86,206 datasets were downloaded by 120 users between April of 2010 and January of 2012. 5. MMF simulations The Goddard MMF (multi-scale modeling framework) has been improved by coupling with the Goddard Land Information System (LIS) and the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GOES5). It has also been optimized on NASA HEC supercomputers and can be run over 4000 CPUs. The improved MMF with high horizontal resolution (1 x 1 degree) is currently being applied to cases covering 2005 and 2006. The results show that the spatial distribution pattern of precipitation rate is well simulated by the MMF through comparisons with satellite retrievals from the CMOPRH and GPCP data sets. In addition, the MMF results were compared with three reanalyses (MERRA, ERA-Interim and CFSR). Although the MMF tends

Tao, Wei-Kuo; Houze, Robert, A., Jr.; Zeng, Xiping

2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

380

STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 Economic Impact  

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STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 #12;STFC Economic Impact Reporting Framework 2009/10 1 Contents: Introduction

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Building problem solving environments with the arches framework  

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The computational problems that scientists face are rapidly escalating in size and scope. Moreover, the computer systems used to solve these problems are becoming significantly more complex than the familiar, well-understood sequential model on their desktops. While it is possible to re-train scientists to use emerging high-performance computing (HPC) models, it is much more effective to provide them with a higher-level programming environment that has been specialized to their particular domain. By fostering interaction between HPC specialists and the domain scientists, problem-solving environments (PSEs) provide a collaborative environment. A PSE environment allows scientists to focus on expressing their computational problem while the PSE and associated tools support mapping that domain-specific problem to a high-performance computing system. This article describes Arches, an object-oriented framework for building domain-specific PSEs. The framework was designed to support a wide range of problem domains and to be extensible to support very different high-performance computing targets. To demonstrate this flexibility, two PSEs have been developed from the Arches framework to solve problem in two different domains and target very different computing platforms. The Coven PSE supports parallel applications that require large-scale parallelism found in cost-effective Beowulf clusters. In contrast, RCADE targets FPGA-based reconfigurable computing and was originally designed to aid NASA Earth scientists studying satellite instrument data.

Debardeleben, Nathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sass, Ron [U NORTH CAROLINA; Stanzione, Jr., Daniel [ASU; Ligon, Ill, Walter [CLEMSON UNIV

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Scalable replica-exchange framework for Wang Landau sampling  

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We investigate a generic, parallel replica-exchange framework for Monte Carlo simulations based on the Wang Landau method. To demonstrate its advantages and general applicability for massively parallel simulations of complex systems, we apply it to lattice spin models, the self-assembly process in amphiphilic solutions, and the adsorption of molecules on surfaces. While of general, current interest, the latter phenomena are challenging to study computationally because of multiple structural transitions occurring over a broad temperature range. We show how the parallel framework facilitates simulations of such processes and, without any loss of accuracy or precision, gives a significant speedup and allows for the study of much larger systems and much wider temperature ranges than possible with single-walker methods.

Vogel, Thomas [University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Li, Ying Wai [ORNL; Wuest, Thomas [Swiss Federal Research Institute, Switzerland; Landau, David P [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

A framework for the assessment of severe accident management strategies  

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Severe accident management can be defined as the use of existing and/or altemative resources, systems and actors to prevent or mitigate a core-melt accident. For each accident sequence and each combination of severe accident management strategies, there may be several options available to the operator, and each involves phenomenological and operational considerations regarding uncertainty. Operational uncertainties include operator, system and instrumentation behavior during an accident. A framework based on decision trees and influence diagrams has been developed which incorporates such criteria as feasibility, effectiveness, and adverse effects, for evaluating potential severe accident management strategies. The framework is also capable of propagating both data and model uncertainty. It is applied to several potential strategies including PWR cavity flooding, BWR drywell flooding, PWR depressurization and PWR feed and bleed.

Kastenberg, W.E. [ed.; Apostolakis, G.; Dhir, V.K. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering] [and others

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

An intelligent-ranking framework for web services selection process  

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This paper introduces an intelligent framework for selecting the best candidate service from the registered and published services within a particular registry through analysing the providers, the consumers and the registry constraints in addition to the business environment requirements. The proposed framework involves three particular phases conforming to the main structure of service-oriented architecture (SOA) which is the provider, consumer and registry. In each phase, an appropriate intelligent technique is deployed for establishing a particular functionality. Specifically, an intelligent agent technique is run at the provider's side for validating the encapsulated business within the designed WSs, a data mining model is executed at the registry's side for classifying the registered WSs with respect to their quality of services (QoS) parameters, and a statistical methodology which combines the registry and consumers' preferences is applied in order to recommend the best WS expected to operate properly with the target business process.

Alshaimaa Mustafa; Hany F. ElYamany; Mahmoud Elarabawy; Nashwa M. Yhiea; Hossam M. Faheem

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Framework Application for Core Edge Transport Simulation (FACETS)  

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The goal of the FACETS project (Framework Application for Core-Edge Transport Simulations) was to provide a multiphysics, parallel framework application (FACETS) that will enable whole-device modeling for the U.S. fusion program, to provide the modeling infrastructure needed for ITER, the next step fusion confinement device. Through use of modern computational methods, including component technology and object oriented design, FACETS is able to switch from one model to another for a given aspect of the physics in a flexible manner. This enables use of simplified models for rapid turnaround or high-fidelity models that can take advantage of the largest supercomputer hardware. FACETS does so in a heterogeneous parallel context, where different parts of the application execute in parallel by utilizing task farming, domain decomposition, and/or pipelining as needed and applicable. ParaTools, Inc. was tasked with supporting the performance analysis and tuning of the FACETS components and framework in order to achieve the parallel scaling goals of the project. The TAU Performance System�������������������������������® was used for instrumentation, measurement, archiving, and profile / tracing analysis. ParaTools, Inc. also assisted in FACETS performance engineering efforts. Through the use of the TAU Performance System, ParaTools provided instrumentation, measurement, analysis and archival support for the FACETS project. Performance optimization of key components has yielded significant performance speedups. TAU was integrated into the FACETS build for both the full coupled application and the UEDGE component. The performance database provided archival storage of the performance regression testing data generated by the project, and helped to track improvements in the software development.

Dr. Allen D. Malony; Dr. Sameer S. Shende; Dr. Kevin A. Huck; Mr. Alan Morris, and Mr. Wyatt Spear

2012-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

386

Collaborative study of GENIEfy Earth System Models using scripted database workflows in a Grid  

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algorithms complement the component framework to provide a comprehensive toolset for Earth system modelling

A. R. Price; Z. Jiao; I. I. Voutchkov; T. M. Lenton; G. Williams; D. J. Lunt; R. Marsh; P. J. Valdes; S. J. Cox; The Genie Team

387

Framework of pipeline integrity management  

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Pipeline integrity is the cornerstone of many industrial and engineering systems. This paper provides a review and analysis of pipeline integrity that will support professionals from industry who are investigating technical challenges of pipeline integrity. In addition, it will provide an overview for academia to understand the complete picture of pipeline integrity threats and techniques to deal with these threats. Pipeline threats are explained and failures are classified. Design practices are discussed using pressure criteria. Inspection techniques are studied and used as a basis for describing the corresponding integrity assessment techniques, which are linked with integrity monitoring and maintenance criteria. Finally, pipeline integrity management system design is presented using activity models, process models, and knowledge structures. The paper will be useful for further development of automated tools to support pipeline integrity management.

Hossam A. Gabbar; Hossam A. Kishawy

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

A flexible design framework for autonomous mowing  

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This work outlines the creation of a flexible design framework for autonomous mowing to meet changing customer needs and functionality across a spectrum of applications from residential areas to sport complexes. The thesis ...

Kraft, Justin (Justin A.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

A global framework for scene gist  

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Human observers are able to rapidly and accurately categorize natural scenes, but the representation mediating this feat is still unknown. Here we propose a framework of rapid scene categorization that does not segment a ...

Greene, Michelle R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Modeling the Impacts of Electricity Tarrifs on PHEV Charging, Costs, and Emissions  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

R&M Project 2A: R&M Project 2A: Evaluating the Effects of Managing Controllable Demand and Distributed Energy Resources Locally on System Performance and Costs Tim Mount, Eilyan Bitar and Ray Zimmerman Cornell University Alberto Lamadrid Lehigh University CERTS Review, Cornell, August 6 th - 7 th , 2013 An NSF I/UCRC PART I: Storage (Mount) PART II: Ramping* (Lamadrid) PART III: Robust Optimization* (Bitar) *(Note: This is a new part of the project that began on 3/30/13) 2 OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTATION An NSF I/UCRC PART I: Storage Wooyoung Jeon Hao Lu Jung Youn Mo 3 An NSF I/UCRC Context of the Research: An Integrated Multi-Scale Framework 4 SuperOPF  Costs PEV charger capacities  Commuting Patterns  Nodal Capabilities

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1 of 9Submitted to IEEE Design & Test of Computers (22 March 2000 4:59 pm) Abstract: We propose a conceptual framework, called the Rugby Model, in which designs, design processes  

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in 1983, the complexity in terms of transistor count has increased more than two orders of magnitude be studied. The model has similar objectives as the well known Y chart [1] but its scope is extended and Time. The behavioural domain of the Y chart is replaced with more restricted computation domain

Jantsch, Axel

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Design of Sustainable Product Systems and Supply Chains with Life Cycle Optimization Based on Functional Unit: General Modeling Framework, Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Algorithms and Case Study on Hydrocarbon Biofuels  

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The stopping tolerance for the parametric algorithm is set to 1%. ... The model covers the biomass feedstock supply system, integrated biorefineries, preconversion facilities, upgrading facilities, and the liquid fuel distribution system. ... As can be observed, the parametric algorithm is demonstrated to be the most efficient among the five algorithms, of which the solution time for all 10 instances ranges from 1.5 to 373.5 CPUs. ...

Dajun Yue; Min Ah Kim; Fengqi You

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

393

A coupled mesoscale–microscale framework for wind resource estimation and farm aerodynamics  

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Abstract This study discusses the development of a coupled mesoscale–microscale framework for wind resource estimation and farm aerodynamics. WINDWYO is a computational framework for performing coupled mesoscale–microscale simulations. The framework is modular, automated and supports coupling of different mesoscale and microscale solvers using overset or matched grids. The modular nature of the framework and the support for overset grids allows the independent development of mesoscale and microscale solvers and the efficient coupling between the codes. The performance of the framework is evaluated by coupling Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with three microscale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes of varying complexity. The solvers used are: (i) UWake: a blade element model with free-vortex wake, (ii) Flowyo: large eddy simulation code with actuator line/disk parametrization of the wind turbine and (iii) HELIOS: detached eddy simulation code with full rotor modeling and adaptive mesh refinement. Power predictions and wake visualization of single turbine and off-shore Lillgrund wind farm in uniform and turbulent inflow are used to demonstrate the capabilities of the framework.

Harish Gopalan; Christopher Gundling; Kevin Brown; Beatrice Roget; Jayanarayanan Sitaraman; Jefferey D. Mirocha; Wayne O. Miller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deputy Secretary Poneman to Attend International Framework for...  

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Poneman to Attend International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Meeting in Jordan Deputy Secretary Poneman to Attend International Framework for Nuclear Energy...

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Training Framework to Improve the DOE Performance-Based Culture...  

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Training Framework to Improve the DOE Performance-Based Culture Training Framework to Improve the DOE Performance-Based Culture Guidance Memorandum for implementing the Secretaries...

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Webcast of the 'Energy 101' Course Framework | Department of...  

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101 Course Framework."" The Energy 101 framework is part of the Energy 101 initiative, a DOE-led effort to support the creation of a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary,...

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International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold...  

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Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold Ministerial-Level Meeting Sept. 29 in Warsaw, Poland International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation to Hold...

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Towards a Framework for National Climate Finance Governance in...  

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Framework for National Climate Finance Governance in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Towards a Framework for National Climate Finance Governance...

399

A Hierarchical Framework for Demand-Side Frequency Control  

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With large-scale plans to integrate renewable generation, more resources will be needed to compensate for the uncertainty associated with intermittent generation resources. Under such conditions, performing frequency control using only supply-side resources become not only prohibitively expensive but also technically difficult. It is therefore important to explore how a sufficient proportion of the loads could assume a routine role in frequency control to maintain the stability of the system at an acceptable cost. In this paper, a novel hierarchical decentralized framework for frequency based load control is proposed. The framework involves two decision layers. The top decision layer determines the optimal droop gain required from the aggregated load response on each bus using a robust decentralized control approach. The second layer consists of a large number of devices, which switch probabilistically during contingencies so that the aggregated power change matches the desired droop amount according to the updated gains. The proposed framework is based on the classical nonlinear multi-machine power system model, and can deal with timevarying system operating conditions while respecting the physical constraints of individual devices. Realistic simulation results based on a 68-bus system are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed strategy.

Moya, Christian; Zhang, Wei; Lian, Jianming; Kalsi, Karanjit

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecology 42 A simple hydrologic framework for simulating wetlands in climate and earth system models Summary: A simple hydrologic framework for simulating wetlands in climate and...

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Quantum Matter-Photonics Framework: Analyses of Chemical Conversion Processes  

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A quantum Matter-Photonics framework is adapted to help scrutinize chemical reaction mechanisms and used to explore a process mapped from chemical tree topological model. The chemical concept of bond knitting/breaking is reformulated via partitioned base sets leading to an abstract and general quantum presentation. Pivotal roles are assigned to entanglement, coherence,de-coherence and Feshbach resonance quantum states that permit apprehend gating states in conversion processes. A view from above in the state energy eigenvalue ladder, belonging to full system spectra complement the standard view from ground state. A full quantum physical view supporting chemical change obtains.

O. Tapia

2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling Multi-Component Models with MPH on Distributed Memory Computer Architectures  

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Among these, NASA’s Earth System Models Framework (ESMF) [to facilitate coupling earth system model components and to

He, Yun; Ding, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to Framework | Open Energy Information  

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Introduction to Framework Introduction to Framework (Redirected from Introduction to Methodology) Jump to: navigation, search Stage 1 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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ANTS: a new Collaborative Learning Framework  

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CSCW and MOO environments have played an important role in CSCL research. These multi-user community-ware frameworks enhance social interactions and shared experience and thus enabling new CSCL research. We however find some limitations in existing platforms: technology limitations and a lack of solid collaborative services. We present ANTS: a collaborative framework that aims to provide a solid foundation for CSCL applications. In one side, the framework is constructed on top of cutting-edge technologies like J2EE (EJB, JSP, Servlets), Notification services (Elvin, JMS) and XML. In the other side, ANTS provides solid CSCW services that make the system robust and extensible. We also present a concrete ANTS extension: JLE, a collaborative learning environment including services like course management, assessment management, collaboration, progress tracking and tutorware.

Pedro García Lopez; Robert Rallo Moya; Merce Gisbert; Antonio Gómez Skarmeta

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Multichannel framework for singular quantum mechanics  

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A multichannel S-matrix framework for singular quantum mechanics (SQM) subsumes the renormalization and self-adjoint extension methods and resolves its boundary-condition ambiguities. In addition to the standard channel accessible to a distant (“asymptotic”) observer, one supplementary channel opens up at each coordinate singularity, where local outgoing and ingoing singularity waves coexist. The channels are linked by a fully unitary S-matrix, which governs all possible scenarios, including cases with an apparent nonunitary behavior as viewed from asymptotic distances. -- Highlights: •A multichannel framework is proposed for singular quantum mechanics and analogues. •The framework unifies several established approaches for singular potentials. •Singular points are treated as new scattering channels. •Nonunitary asymptotic behavior is subsumed in a unitary multichannel S-matrix. •Conformal quantum mechanics and the inverse quartic potential are highlighted.

Camblong, Horacio E., E-mail: camblong@usfca.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (United States); Epele, Luis N., E-mail: epele@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina); Fanchiotti, Huner, E-mail: huner@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina)] [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina); García Canal, Carlos A., E-mail: garcia@fisica.unlp.edu.ar [Laboratorio de Física Teórica, Departamento de Física, IFLP, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C.C. 67–1900 La Plata (Argentina); Ordóñez, Carlos R., E-mail: ordonez@uh.edu [Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5506 (United States)

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Introduction to Framework | Open Energy Information  

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Introduction to Framework Introduction to Framework Jump to: navigation, search Stage 1 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development

407

An evidential game theory framework in multi-criteria decision making process  

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Abstract Multi-criteria decision making process is a widely concerned issue. In traditional studies, it is assumed that a decision maker’s behaviors are not affected by others. However, competitive environment is more general in real world where everybody maximizes his benefits and each people is inevitably influenced by others’ behaviors. In this paper, an evidential game theory framework is proposed in order to address the multi-criteria decision making process in the competitive environment. The proposed framework includes five stages, namely game analysis, decision-making analysis, strategies evaluations, fusion of evaluations, decision based on equilibrium, respectively. Within the proposed framework, a representation form of uncertain information called belief structure derived from Dempster–Shafer theory is employed to model the uncertainty involving experts’ subjective evaluations. The game theory is used to find the optimal combination of strategies in the interactive decision situations. The application of the proposed evidential game theory framework is given by an illustrative example.

Xinyang Deng; Xi Zheng; Xiaoyan Su; Felix T.S. Chan; Yong Hu; Rehan Sadiq; Yong Deng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FEAST fundamental framework for electronic structure calculations: Reformulation and solution of the muffin-tin problem  

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In a recent article Polizzi (2009) [15], the FEAST algorithm has been presented as a general purpose eigenvalue solver which is ideally suited for addressing the numerical challenges in electronic structure calculations. Here, FEAST is presented beyond the “black-box” solver as a fundamental modeling framework which can naturally address the original numerical complexity of the electronic structure problem as formulated by Slater in 1937 [3]. The non-linear eigenvalue problem arising from the muffin-tin decomposition of the real-space domain is first derived and then reformulated to be solved exactly within the FEAST framework. This new framework is presented as a fundamental and practical solution for performing both accurate and scalable electronic structure calculations, bypassing the various issues of using traditional approaches such as linearization and pseudopotential techniques. A finite element implementation of this FEAST framework along with simulation results for various molecular systems is also presented and discussed.

Alan R. Levin; Deyin Zhang; Eric Polizzi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 Pipeline  

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State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 Pipeline System, New Study Says State Regulatory Framework Will Most Likely Result in Robust CO2 Pipeline System, New Study Says February 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A private sector model with a state rather than Federal-based regulatory framework is the approach that will "most likely result in a robust CO2 [carbon dioxide] pipeline system" in the United States, according to a new report developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL). However, a Federal role that "includes incentives to encourage the private construction of CO2 pipelines" would be an important factor in moving the concept forward, the study says.

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A Multi-Pollutant Framework for Evaluating CO2 Control Options for Fossil Fuel Power Plants  

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Multi-Pollutant Framework for Evaluating CO Multi-Pollutant Framework for Evaluating CO 2 Control Options for Fossil Fuel Power Plants Edward S. Rubin (rubin@cmu.edu; 412-268-5897) Anand B. Rao (abr@andrew.cmu.edu; 412-268-5605) Michael B. Berkenpas (mikeb@cmu.edu; 412-268-1088) Carnegie Mellon University EPP Department, Baker Hall 128A Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Abstract As part of DOE/NETL's Carbon Sequestration Program, we are developing an integrated, multi-pollutant modeling framework to evaluate the costs and performance of alternative carbon capture and sequestration technologies for fossil-fueled power plants. The model calculates emissions, costs, and efficiency on a systematic basis at the level of an individual plant or facility. Both new and existing facilities can be modeled, including coal-based or natural gas-based combustion or gasification systems using air or oxygen.

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework  

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Residential Furnaces Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Framework Meeting on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement

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A framework for nonparametric profile monitoring  

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Control charts have been widely used for monitoring the functional relationship between a response variable and some explanatory variable(s) (called profile) in various industrial applications. In this article, we propose an easy-to-implement framework ... Keywords: B-spline, Block bootstrap, Confidence band, Curve depth, Nonparametric profile monitoring

Shih-Chung Chuang; Ying-Chao Hung; Wen-Chi Tsai; Su-Fen Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RESEARCH Open Access Probabilistic framework for opportunistic  

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approaches. Keywords: Cognitive radio networks, Opportunistic spectrum management, Medium access control 1 that the licensed spectrum is underutilized for 15 to 85% of the time depending on the spatial location [1]. ThusRESEARCH Open Access Probabilistic framework for opportunistic spectrum management in cognitive ad

Perkins, Dmitri

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CSE394: Security Policy Frameworks Scott Stoller  

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, and it can provide good practice in public speaking. Printouts of final versions of all documents (i.eCSE394: Security Policy Frameworks Scott Stoller Project. Version: 18oct2005a. An initial proposal project. I will provide feedback on the proposals (on the topic and the size of the project) within a week

Stoller, Scott

415

Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry  

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405 Appendix A Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry It is useful to discuss what the various schemes that exist for reducing the set of free parameters to a manageable number. The information, and so is fixed by experiment. The free parameters consist mainly of the coe#cients of the ``soft

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Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry  

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405 Appendix A Free Parameters and Frameworks in Minimal Supersymmetry It is useful to discuss what the various schemes that exist for reducing the set of free parameters to a manageable number. The information, and so is fixed by experiment. The free parameters consist mainly of the coefficients of the "soft

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417

A Homogenized Energy Framework for Ferromagnetic Hysteresis  

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energy relations at the mesoscopic or lattice level based on the assumption that magnetic momentsA Homogenized Energy Framework for Ferromagnetic Hysteresis Ralph C. Smith Marcelo J. Dapino Center or spins are restricted to two orientations. Direct minimization of the Gibbs energy yields local average

418

Alignment vs N framework for active matter  

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/Coffee at 11:15 AM) Seminar Hall, TCIS trivial Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative propelled particlesAlignment vs N framework for active matter and collective motion Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA), Franc The collective properties of self interacting solely via some kind

Shyamasundar, R.K.

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A Statistical Framework for Spatial Comparative Genomics  

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A Statistical Framework for Spatial Comparative Genomics Rose Hoberman May 2007 CMU-CS-07, or the U.S. Government. #12;Keywords: spatial comparative genomics, comparative genomics, gene clusters, max-gap clusters, gene teams, whole genome duplication, paralogons, synteny, ortholog detection #12

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Molecular-thermodynamic framework for asphaltene-oil equilibria  

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Asphaltene precipitation is a perennial problem in producing and refining crude oils. To avoid precipitation, it is useful to know the solubility of asphaltenes in petroleum liquids as a function of temperature, pressure and liquid-phase composition. In the novel molecular-thermodynamic framework presented here, both asphaltenes and resins are represented by pseudo-pure components while all other components in the solution are represented by a continuous medium that affects interactions among asphaltene and resin particles. The effect of the medium on asphaltene-asphaltene, resin-asphaltene, resin-resin pair interactions is taken into account through its density and dispersion-force properties. To obtain expressions for the chemical potential of asphaltene and for the osmotic pressure of an asphaltene-containing solution, the SAFT model is used in the framework of McMillan-Mayer theory, which considers hard-sphere repulsive, association and dispersion-force interactions. By assuming that asphaltene precipitation is a liquid-liquid equilibrium process, a variety of experimental observations can be explained, including effects of temperature, pressure, and composition on the phase behavior of asphaltene-containing fluids. For practical quantitative applications, the model outlined here requires molecular parameters that must be estimated from a few experimental data.

Wu, J.; Prausnitz, J.M. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States); Firoozabadi, A. [Reservoir Engineering Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)] [Reservoir Engineering Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Restricted Complexity Framework for Nonlinear Adaptive Control in Complex Systems  

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Control law adaptation that includes implicit or explicit adaptive state estimation, can be a fundamental underpinning for the success of intelligent control in complex systems, particularly during subsystem failures, where vital system states and parameters can be impractical or impossible to measure directly. A practical algorithm is proposed for adaptive state filtering and control in nonlinear dynamic systems when the state equations are unknown or are too complex to model analytically. The state equations and inverse plant model are approximated by using neural networks. A framework for a neural network based nonlinear dynamic inversion control law is proposed, as an extrapolation of prior developed restricted complexity methodology used to formulate the adaptive state filter. Examples of adaptive filter performance are presented for an SSME simulation with high pressure turbine failure to support extrapolations to adaptive control problems.

Williams, Rube B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, MS K575, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

2004-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

422

& MetalOrganic Frameworks Enhancing CO2 Separation Ability of a MetalOrganic Framework  

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that it is a promising material for sequestering CO2 from landfill gas. Introduction Metal­organic frameworks have been considered as promising materials for separating CO2 from landfill gas and industrial flue gas due

Paik Suh, Myunghyun

423

A framework and methodology for nuclear fuel cycle transparency.  

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A key objective to the global deployment of nuclear technology is maintaining transparency among nation-states and international communities. By providing an environment in which to exchange scientific and technological information regarding nuclear technology, the safe and legitimate use of nuclear material and technology can be assured. Many nations are considering closed or multiple-application nuclear fuel cycles and are subsequently developing advanced reactors in an effort to obtain some degree of energy self-sufficiency. Proliferation resistance features that prevent theft or diversion of nuclear material and reduce the likelihood of diversion from the civilian nuclear power fuel cycle are critical for a global nuclear future. IAEA Safeguards have been effective in minimizing opportunities for diversion; however, recent changes in the global political climate suggest implementation of additional technology and methods to ensure the prompt detection of proliferation. For a variety of reasons, nuclear facilities are becoming increasingly automated and will require minimum manual operation. This trend provides an opportunity to utilize the abundance of process information for monitoring proliferation risk, especially in future facilities. A framework that monitors process information continuously can lead to greater transparency of nuclear fuel cycle activities and can demonstrate the ability to resist proliferation associated with these activities. Additionally, a framework designed to monitor processes will ensure the legitimate use of nuclear material. This report describes recent efforts to develop a methodology capable of assessing proliferation risk in support of overall plant transparency. The framework may be tested at the candidate site located in Japan: the Fuel Handling Training Model designed for the Monju Fast Reactor at the International Cooperation and Development Training Center of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

McClellan, Yvonne; York, David L.; Inoue, Naoko (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki, Japan); Love, Tracia L.; Rochau, Gary Eugene

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Lattice Boltzmann model for the bimolecular autocatalytic reaction–diffusion equation  

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Abstract A lattice Boltzmann model for the bimolecular autocatalytic reaction–diffusion equation is proposed. By using multi-scale technique and the Chapman–Enskog expansion on complex lattice Boltzmann equation, we obtain a series of complex partial differential equations, complex equilibrium distribution function and its complex moments. Then, the complex reaction–diffusion equation is recovered with higher-order accuracy of the truncation error. This equation can be used to describe the bimolecular autocatalytic reaction–diffusion systems, in which a rich variety of behaviors have been observed. Based on this model, the Fitzhugh–Nagumo model and the Gray–Scott model are simulated. The comparisons between the LBM results and the Alternative Direction Implicit results are given in detail. The numerical examples show that assumptions of source term can be used to raise the accuracy of the truncation error of the lattice Boltzmann scheme for the complex reaction–diffusion equation.

Jianying Zhang; Guangwu Yan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A Strategic Framework for SMR Deployment  

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A Strategic Framework for SMR Deployment February 24, 2012 Introduction A strategy for the successful deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) must consider what the goals of deployment would entail, the challenges to achieving these goals and the approach to overcome those challenges. This paper will attempt to offer a framework for addressing these important issues at the outset of the program. The deployment of SMRs will be realized by private power companies making the decision to purchase and operate SMRs from private vendors. The government role is to set national priorities for clean energy and national security and create incentives to achieve them. The policy tools the government may choose to use to advance this technology in support of these national objectives will evolve as SMRs advance

426

Evaluating learning technologies: frameworks and case studies  

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

Eileen Scanlon; Canan Blake; Kim Issroff; Cathy Lewin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Multiphase Models of Tumor Growth: General Framework and Particular Cases  

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and triphasic case including the presence of extracellular liquid and extracellular matrix. 1 Introduction is approached using a description that splits growth and mechanical response into two separate contributions

Preziosi, Luigi

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A Mixed Finite Element Framework for Modeling Coupled Fluid Flow ...  

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such as recovery from compaction drive, waterflooding, surface subsidence, seal in- tegrity ...... and for rocks and concrete it is in the range of 0.4-0.6. ...... incorporate into the programs an automatic, self-adaptive, procedure which adjusts.

Birendra Jha

2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

429

Analytic framework for TRL-based cost and schedule models  

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Many government agencies have adopted the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale to help improve technology development management under ever increasing cost, schedule, and complexity constraints. Many TRL-based cost and ...

El-Khoury, Bernard

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal–Organic Frameworks  

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Given the large differences in the physical properties of methane and C2 hydrocarbons, both size selective effects and metal–hydrocarbon interactions can be tuned to achieve a high selectivity within a metal–organic framework. ... Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, are carcinogenic byproducts of incomplete combustion of organic matter such as fossil fuels. ... data and the heats of adsorption were found to fit well to a small group of mol. ...

Zoey R. Herm; Eric D. Bloch; Jeffrey R. Long

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

431

A scalable and adaptable solution framework within components of the CCSM  

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A framework for a fully implicit solution method is implemented into (1) the High Order Methods Modeling Environment (HOMME), which is a spectral element dynamical core option in the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM), and (2) the Parallel Ocean Program (POP) model of the global ocean. Both of these models are components of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM). HOMME is a development version of CAM and provides a scalable alternative when run with an explicit time integrator. However, it suffers the typical time step size limit to maintain stability. POP uses a time-split semi-implicit time integrator that allows larger time steps but less accuracy when used with scale interacting physics. A fully implicit solution framework allows larger time step sizes and additional climate analysis capability such as model steady state and spin-up efficiency gains without a loss in scalability. This framework is implemented into HOMME and POP using a new Fortran interface to the Trilinos solver library, ForTrilinos, which leverages several new capabilities in the current Fortran standard to maximize robustness and speed. The ForTrilinos solution template was also designed for interchangeability; other solution methods and capability improvements can be more easily implemented into the models as they are developed without severely interacting with the code structure. The utility of this approach is illustrated with a test case for each of the climate component models.

Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Rouson, Damian [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Salinger, Andy [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Taylor, Mark [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); White III, James B [ORNL; Weijer, Wilbert [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Towards an Automatic Metadata Management Framework for Smart Oil Charalampos Chelmis1  

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of the oil exploration process in the oil industry. Our system is capable of annotating models and images. Introduction Oil and gas organizations are in continuous pressure to investigate and employ innovativeTowards an Automatic Metadata Management Framework for Smart Oil Fields Charalampos Chelmis1 , Jing

Prasanna, Viktor K.

433

A Framework to Determine the Probability Density Function for the Output Power of Wind Farms  

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A Framework to Determine the Probability Density Function for the Output Power of Wind Farms Sairaj to the power output of a wind farm while factoring in the availability of the wind turbines in the farm availability model for the wind turbines, we propose a method to determine the wind-farm power output pdf

Liberzon, Daniel

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Comparative Study of Power Grid Centrality Measures using Complex Network Framework  

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Comparative Study of Power Grid Centrality Measures using Complex Network Framework A. B. M--New closeness and betweenness based centrality measures have been evaluated in this paper. Power grid is modeled unintentionally or targetedly. Various measures of impacts have been analyzed to show that power grid has scale

Pota, Himanshu Roy

435

A scientific data processing framework for time series NetCDF data  

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Integrator (ADI) is a framework designed to streamline the development of scientific algorithms that analyze, and models that use time-series NetCDF data. ADI automates the process of retrieving and preparing ... Keywords: Atmospheric science, Data management, NetCDF, Observation data, Scientific data analysis, Scientific workflow, Time-series

Krista Gaustad, Tim Shippert, Brian Ermold, Sherman Beus, Jeff Daily, Atle Borsholm, Kevin Fox

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned in Framework-Based Software Process Improvement Pankaj Jalote  

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frameworks for SPI are the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for software [18] and ISO9001 [12, 13]. Currently description of an implementation of the CMM in an organization is given in [14]. Though the CMM and ISO have are based on the experience of the author in implementing a CMM-based SPI program in a large software

Jalote, Pankaj

437

A Practical Activity Recognition Approach Based on the Generic Activity Framework  

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In spite of the obvious importance of activity recognition technology for human centric applications, state-of-the-art activity recognition technology is not practical enough for real world deployments because of the insufficient accuracy and lack of ... Keywords: Activity Model, Activity Recognition, Activity Theory, Generic Activity Framework, Multi Layer Neural Network

Sumi Helal, Eunju Kim

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Organizational functions and enterprise self-maintenance: a framework for integrating  

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, monitoring and learning David Aveiro1 , José Tribolet1,2 1 Organizational Engineering Center, INESC. 2Organizational functions and enterprise self-maintenance: a framework for integrating modelling and facilitate organizational operation and evolution. However, organizational functions like logistics, quality

439

p-brane dynamics in (N+1)-dimensional FRW universes: A unified framework  

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We develop a velocity-dependent one-scale model describing p-brane dynamics in flat homogeneous and isotropic backgrounds in a unified framework. We find the corresponding scaling laws in frictionless and friction-dominated regimes considering both expanding and collapsing phases.

Sousa, L.; Avelino, P. P. [Centro de Fisica do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

440

A Theoretical Framework for R-parity Violation  

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We propose a theoretical framework for R-parity violation. It is realized by a class of Calabi--Yau compactification of Heterotic string theory. Trilinear R-parity violation in superpotential is either absent or negligibly small without an unbroken symmetry, due to a selection rule based on charge counting of a spontaneously broken U(1) symmetry. Although such a selection rule cannot be applied in general to non-renormalizable operators in the low-energy effective superpotential, it is valid for terms trilinear in low-energy degrees of freedom, and hence can be used as a solution to the dimension-4 proton decay problem in the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Bilinear R-parity violation is generated, but there are good reasons why they are small enough to satisfy its upper bounds from neutrino mass and washout of baryon/lepton asymmetry. All R-parity violating dimension-5 operators can be generated. In this theoretical framework, nucleons can decay through squark-exchange diagrams combining dimension-5 and bilinear R-parity violating operators. B-L breaking neutron decay is predicted.

Minoru Kuriyama; Hiroto Nakajima; Taizan Watari

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Managing Concurrent Business and ICT Development  

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In this paper we propose a framework – the FADE(E) – for managing the concurrent development of the business and the ICT side of an enterprise. The framework is based on lessons learned from literature on Ente...

Frank G. Goethals; Jacques Vandenbulcke…

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

An Interactive Visual Analytics Framework for Multi-Field Data...  

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Interactive Visual Analytics Framework for Multi-Field Data in a Geo-Spatial Context. An Interactive Visual Analytics Framework for Multi-Field Data in a Geo-Spatial Context....

443

A framework for sustainable buildings : an application to China  

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A framework has been established to discuss the different topics of Sustainability in the context of buildings. The framework includes the dimensions of time and space and the dimensions of ecology, society, and economy. ...

Ospelt, Christoph, 1970-

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

A Framework for Dynamizing Succinct Data Structures (Extended Abstract)  

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We present a framework to dynamize succinct data structures, to encourage their use over non-succinct versions in a wide variety of important application areas. Our framework can dynamize most stateof- the-art succinct ...

Gupta, Ankur; Hon, Wing-Kai; Shah, Rahul; Vitter, Jeffrey Scott

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

GVis: a scalable visualization framework for genomic data  

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This paper describes a framework we have developed for the visual analysis of large-scale phylogeny hierarchies populated with the genomic data of various organisms. This framework allows the user to quickly browse the phylogeny hierarchy of organisms ...

Jin Hong; Dong Hyun Jeong; Chris D Shaw; William Ribarsky; Mark Borodovsky; Chang Song

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Imparting functionality to a metalorganic framework material by controlled nanoparticle  

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Imparting functionality to a metal�organic framework material by controlled nanoparticle by encapsulating various functional species (for example, nanoparticles) within the frameworks. However, despite increasing numbers of reports of nanoparticle/MOF composites, simultaneously to control the size, composition

447

Development of Conceptual Framework Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism for India  

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Advisory Private Limited June 2009 (Final Report for circulation) #12;Report on `Conceptual Framework of ABPS Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited. #12;Report on `Conceptual Framework for REC Mechanism Electricity Authority CERC Central Electricity Regulatory Commission CUF Capacity Utilisation Factor DERC

Columbia University

448

Enterprise Security Planning using Zachman Framework: Designer's Perspective  

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Enterprise Security Planning using Zachman Framework: Designer's Perspective Abstract planning point of view. Index Terms - Enterprise Architecture, Zachman Framework, Enterprise Security security planning. This paper has been organized as follows. Section 2, describes the enterprise

Ertaull, Levent

449

Enterprise Security Planning with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF)  

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Enterprise Security Planning with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) L. Ertaul1 as its application in dealing with enterprise security planning related issues. Keywords: Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, DoDAF, Enterprise Security Planning 1 . Introduction The Department of Defense

Ertaull, Levent

450

MMU Sustainability Investment Board 1 Communication Framework (Final) February 2009  

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) Green Travel Planning (TRA) Communication (COM) MMU Sustainability Metric Area of Sustainability UnitMMU Sustainability Investment Board 1 Communication Framework (Final) February 2009 MMU Sustainability Investment Board (SIB) Communications Framework Effective communications will be fundamental

451

A decision making framework for cruise ship design  

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This thesis develops a new decision making framework for initial cruise ship design. Through review of effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making, a uniform philosophy is created to articulate a framework ...

Katsoufis, George P. (George Paraskevas)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Stigmergic collaboration: a theoretical framework for mass collaboration .  

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??This thesis presents an application-oriented theoretical framework for generalised and specific collaborative contexts with a special focus on Internet-based mass collaboration. The proposed framework is… (more)

Elliott, Mark Alan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Heat transfer modeling at an interface between a porous medium and a free region.  

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??This work deals with the study of heat transfer between a porous medium and a free medium, using multi scale approaches. First, we derive the… (more)

D'hueppe, Aliénor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Metal-Organic Frameworks with Precisely Designed Interior for...  

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Metal-Organic Frameworks with Precisely Designed Interior for Carbon Dioxide Capture in the Presence of Water...

455

Security Framework for Control System Data Classification and...  

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Data Classification and Protection More Documents & Publications Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Draft for Public Comment & Comment Submission...

456

A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY  

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A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY JIE LIN*, University of Illinois Institute A QUALITY CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR BUS SCHEDULE RELIABILITY Abstract This paper develops and demonstrates a quality control framework for bus schedule reliability. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) devices

Illinois at Chicago, University of

457

SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA: AN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK  

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SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE TOURISM PLANNING IN ETHIOPIA: AN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK by Stefanie Jones B Management Project No.: 532 Title: Sustainable Heritage Tourism Planning in Ethiopia: An Assessment Framework, and tested the utility of that framework in determining the potential for sustainable heritage tourism

458

Porting the .NET Micro Framework A Microsoft Technical White Paper  

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Porting the .NET Micro Framework A Microsoft Technical White Paper December 10, 2007 AbstractShow-capable devices to port the .NET Micro Framework to new hardware platforms. This white paper introduces the .NET Micro Framework architecture with a view toward porting it to a new hardware platform. It then discusses

Hunt, Galen

459

Policy Framework Policy Commencement Date: 14 March 2012  

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Policy Framework Policy Commencement Date: 14 March 2012 Category: Strategic Management 1. PURPOSE To manage the development and maintenance of a robust and responsive policy framework that aligns the University's practices with its strategic objectives. 2. POLICY STATEMENT The Policy Framework consists

460

The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework The CLEANLE project  

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The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework Presentation for students involvement during spring semester 2011 #12;The CLEANLE project within HOMOFABER framework The Interdisciplinary Aerodynamics Group (IAG) · Cost group within EPFL-STI ­ Administrated

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Enterprise Security Planning using the Zachman Framework Builder's Perspective  

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Enterprise Security Planning using the Zachman Framework ­ Builder's Perspective L. Ertaul1 , S that can be used for enterprise security planning .This paper gives an overview of how Zachman's Framework's perspective of the Zachman Framework Keywords: Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Security Planning, Zachman

Ertaull, Levent

462

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Tropical Radiative Heating Profiles in the Multi- Tropical Radiative Heating Profiles in the Multi- Scale Modeling Framework: A Comparison to Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Observations S.A. McFarlane, J.H. Mather, and T.P. Ackerman Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction Radiative heating associated with the distribution of water vapor and clouds in the atmosphere is an important driver of both local-scale and large-scale circulations in the tropics. One of the difficulties in producing accurate cloud and radiative heating rate profiles with a general circulation model (GCM) is the sub-grid scale nature of cloud processes and their interaction with radiation. The multi-scale modeling framework (MMF) is a new approach to climate modeling (Grabowski 2001; Khairoutdinov

463

Microsoft PowerPoint - ARM-STM-Cheng-poster2007  

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Multi-scale Modeling Framework (MMF) and Multi-scale Modeling Framework (MMF) and global cloud resolving model (GCRM) will play an important role in addressing important climate issues, such as global warming. The difficulties associated with the parameterization of deep convective clouds can be avoided, but those associated with the parameterization of boundary- layer clouds remains. Low-order turbulence closure (LOC) and third- order turbulence closure (TOC) are extensively used for parameterizations for boundary-layer clouds. Subgrid-scale turbulence transports of scalars are parameterized differently in the two types of closure. 2. Experiment Design The BOMEX and ARM shallow cumulus cases are simulated with System for Atmospheric Modeling (SAM) CRM and the SAM LES (large- eddy simulation) to explore the sensitivity of the

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Multiscale Thermohydrologic Model Supporting the Licence Application for the Yucca Mountain Repository  

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The MultiScale ThermoHydrologic Model (MSTHM) predicts thermal-hydrologic (TH) conditions within emplacement tunnels (drifts) and in the adjoining host rock at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is the proposed site for a radioactive waste repository in the US. Because these predictions are used in the performance assessment of the Yucca Mountain repository, they must address the influence of variability and uncertainty of the engineered- and natural-system parameters that significantly influence those predictions. Parameter-sensitivity studies show that the MSTHM predictions adequately propagate the influence of parametric variability and uncertainty. Model-validation studies show that the influence of conceptual-model uncertainty on the MSTHM predictions is insignificant compared to that of parametric uncertainty, which is propagated through the MSTHM.

T.A> Buscheck; Y. Sun; Y. Hao

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

465

Towards a peer-to-peer hydrogen economy framework  

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The research community is seeking for novel technological/business models to speed up the decarbonization process, i.e. a decreasing relative reliance on carbon. The completion of decarbonization ultimately depends on the production and use of pure hydrogen as energy carrier. With respect to electricity, which is currently the most relevant and clean energy carrier, hydrogen has a fundamental advantage that it can be stored efficiently. In this research context, we propose a Peer-to-Peer Hydrogen Economy Framework based on decentralized production, storage and trading of energy. We apply the peer-to-peer paradigm for designing a virtual network, where peer software entities implement distributed algorithms for the localization of remote energy providers. The proposed approach has many advantages, both technical (availability, robustness, scalability) and socio-economic (shared responsibilities and improved competition).

Michele Amoretti

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Biofuel Distribution Datasets from the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework  

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The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about] Holdings include datasets, models, and maps and the collections are growing due to both DOE contributions and individuals' data uploads.

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Biofuel Production Datasets from DOE's Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)  

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The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about]

Holdings include datasets, models, and maps and the collections arel growing due to both DOE contributions and data uploads from individuals.

468

Feedstock Production Datasets from the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework  

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The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about] Holdings include datasets, models, and maps and the collections are growing due to both DOE contributions and data uploads from individuals.

469

Feedstock Logistics Datasets from DOE's Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)  

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The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. Holdings include datasets, models, and maps. [from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about

470

Analysis and System Design Framework for Infrared Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometers  

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The authors present a preliminary analysis and design framework developed for the evaluation and optimization of infrared, Imaging Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) electro-optic systems. Commensurate with conventional interferometric spectrometers, SHS modeling requires an integrated analysis environment for rigorous evaluation of system error propagation due to detection process, detection noise, system motion, retrieval algorithm and calibration algorithm. The analysis tools provide for optimization of critical system parameters and components including : (1) optical aperture, f-number, and spectral transmission, (2) SHS interferometer grating and Littrow parameters, and (3) image plane requirements as well as cold shield, optical filtering, and focal-plane dimensions, pixel dimensions and quantum efficiency, (4) SHS spatial and temporal sampling parameters, and (5) retrieval and calibration algorithm issues.

Cooke, B.J.; Smith, B.W.; Laubscher, B.E.; Villeneuve, P.V.; Briles, S.D.

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

471

A planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework for peri-urban water management in developing countries  

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Abstract DPSIR and the three-pillar model are well-established frameworks for sustainability assessment. This paper proposes a planning-oriented sustainability assessment framework (POSAF). It is informed by those frameworks but differs insofar as it puts more emphasis on a constructivist conception which recognises that sustainability needs to be defined anew for each planning problem. In finding such a consensus definition, POSAF uses participatory scenario analysis and participatory planning, technical feasibility study, participatory assessment, analysis of trade-offs and social networks in an unusual combination and for goals that differ from the original conceptions of these methods. POSAF was applied in a peri-urban area of Mexico City for the design of improved water service provision, integrating solid waste management. It supported consensus amongst users about the importance of environmental issues, informed planners about the values of stakeholders and users, detected local differences, and identified possible conflicts at an early stage of decision-making.

Markus Starkl; Norbert Brunner; Eduardo López; José Luis Martínez-Ruiz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Evaluation Framework and Analyses for Thermal Energy Storage Integrated with Packaged Air Conditioning  

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Few third-party guidance documents or tools are available for evaluating thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with packaged air conditioning (AC), as this type of TES is relatively new compared to TES integrated with chillers or hot water systems. To address this gap, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a project to improve the ability of potential technology adopters to evaluate TES technologies. Major project outcomes included: development of an evaluation framework to describe key metrics, methodologies, and issues to consider when assessing the performance of TES systems integrated with packaged AC; application of multiple concepts from the evaluation framework to analyze performance data from four demonstration sites; and production of a new simulation capability that enables modeling of TES integrated with packaged AC in EnergyPlus. This report includes the evaluation framework and analysis results from the project.

Kung, F.; Deru, M.; Bonnema, E.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System  

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In this report is described the work effort performed to provide NETL with VE-Suite based Virtual Engineering software and enhanced equipment models to support NETL's Advanced Process Engineering Co-simulation (APECS) framework for advanced power generation systems. Enhancements to the software framework facilitated an important link between APECS and the virtual engineering capabilities provided by VE-Suite (e.g., equipment and process visualization, information assimilation). Model enhancements focused on improving predictions for the performance of entrained flow coal gasifiers and important auxiliary equipment (e.g., Air Separation Units) used in coal gasification systems. In addition, a Reduced Order Model generation tool and software to provide a coupling between APECS/AspenPlus and the GE GateCycle simulation system were developed. CAPE-Open model interfaces were employed where needed. The improved simulation capability is demonstrated on selected test problems. As part of the project an Advisory Panel was formed to provide guidance on the issues on which to focus the work effort. The Advisory Panel included experts from industry and academics in gasification, CO2 capture issues, process simulation and representatives from technology developers and the electric utility industry. To optimize the benefit to NETL, REI coordinated its efforts with NETL and NETL funded projects at Iowa State University, Carnegie Mellon University and ANSYS/Fluent, Inc. The improved simulation capabilities incorporated into APECS will enable researchers and engineers to better understand the interactions of different equipment components, identify weaknesses and processes needing improvement and thereby allow more efficient, less expensive plants to be developed and brought on-line faster and in a more cost-effective manner. These enhancements to APECS represent an important step toward having a fully integrated environment for performing plant simulation and engineering. Furthermore, with little effort the modeling capabilities described in this report can be extended to support other DOE programs, such as ultra super critical boiler development, oxy-combustion boiler development or modifications to existing plants to include CO2 capture and sequestration.

Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Stanislav Borodai

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

474

Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure | Open Energy Information  

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Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_framework.pdf Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Screenshot References: Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure[1] Summary "A group of leading institutional investors from around the world released the Global Framework for Climate Risk Disclosure-a new statement on disclosure that investors expect from companies-in October 2006. Investors require this information in order to analyze a company's business risks and opportunities resulting from climate change, as well as

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An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development | Open Energy  

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An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank, International Monetary Fund Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Finance, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/DEVCOMMINT/Documentation/21046509/DC2006-0 An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development Screenshot References: An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development[1] Overview "This paper reports on progress in developing an Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development. The Investment Framework is intended to be a vehicle to accelerate investments to address developing country energy

476

Webcast of the 'Energy 101' Course Framework  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Energy 101: A Model Interdisciplinary Higher Education Course for Teaching the Fundamentals of Energy

477

SDS: A Framework for Scientific Data Services  

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Large-scale scientific applications typically write their data to parallel file systems with organizations designed to achieve fast write speeds. Analysis tasks frequently read the data in a pattern that is different from the write pattern, and therefore experience poor I/O performance. In this paper, we introduce a prototype framework for bridging the performance gap between write and read stages of data access from parallel file systems. We call this framework Scientific Data Services, or SDS for short. This initial implementation of SDS focuses on reorganizing previously written files into data layouts that benefit read patterns, and transparently directs read calls to the reorganized data. SDS follows a client-server architecture. The SDS Server manages partial or full replicas of reorganized datasets and serves SDS Clients' requests for data. The current version of the SDS client library supports HDF5 programming interface for reading data. The client library intercepts HDF5 calls and transparently redirects them to the reorganized data. The SDS client library also provides a querying interface for reading part of the data based on user-specified selective criteria. We describe the design and implementation of the SDS client-server architecture, and evaluate the response time of the SDS Server and the performance benefits of SDS.

Dong, Bin; Byna, Surendra; Wu, Kesheng

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

478

Scientific Final Report: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: CONTINUOUS DYNAMIC GRID ADAPTATION IN A GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC MODEL: APPLICATION AND REFINEMENT  

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This project had goals of advancing the performance capabilities of the numerical general circulation model EULAG and using it to produce a fully operational atmospheric global climate model (AGCM) that can employ either static or dynamic grid stretching for targeted phenomena. The resulting AGCM combined EULAG's advanced dynamics core with the 'physics' of the NCAR Community Atmospheric Model (CAM). Effort discussed below shows how we improved model performance and tested both EULAG and the coupled CAM-EULAG in several ways to demonstrate the grid stretching and ability to simulate very well a wide range of scales, that is, multi-scale capability. We leveraged our effort through interaction with an international EULAG community that has collectively developed new features and applications of EULAG, which we exploited for our own work summarized here. Overall, the work contributed to over 40 peer-reviewed publications and over 70 conference/workshop/seminar presentations, many of them invited.

William J. Gutowski; Joseph M. Prusa, Piotr K. Smolarkiewicz

2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

479

Analytical frameworks to incorporate demand response in long-term resource planning  

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Abstract Many utilities are obligated by state regulatory or legislative requirements to consider demand response (DR) as part of their resource planning process. There are several ways to incorporate DR into resource planning modeling and each has its advantages and disadvantages. We explore the current analytical frameworks for incorporating DR into long-term resource planning. We also consider whether current approaches accurately and realistically model DR resources in capacity expansion and production cost models and whether barriers exist to incorporating DR into resource planning models in a more robust fashion. We identify 10 specific recommendations for enhancing and expanding the current approaches.

Andrew Satchwell; Ryan Hledik

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Causes and implications of persistent atmospheric carbon dioxide biases in Earth System Models  

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2013), The Community Earth System Model: A framework forin the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM), Geosci. Modelsimulations from CMIP5 Earth system models and comparison

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projecting household energy consumption within a conditional demand framework  

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Few models attempt to assess and project household energy consumption and expenditure by taking into account differential household choices correlated with such variables as race, ethnicity, income, and geographic location. The Minority Energy Assessment Model (MEAM), developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE), provides a framework to forecast the energy consumption and expenditure of majority, black, Hispanic, poor, and nonpoor households. Among other variables, household energy demand for each of these population groups in MEAM is affected by housing factors (such as home age, home ownership, home type, type of heating fuel, and installed central air conditioning unit), demographic factors (such as household members and urban/rural location), and climate factors (such as heating degree days and cooling degree days). The welfare implications of the revealed consumption patterns by households are also forecast. The paper provides an overview of the model methodology and its application in projecting household energy consumption under alternative energy scenarios developed by Data Resources, Inc., (DRI).

Teotia, A.; Poyer, D.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

482

Projecting household energy consumption within a conditional demand framework  

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Few models attempt to assess and project household energy consumption and expenditure by taking into account differential household choices correlated with such variables as race, ethnicity, income, and geographic location. The Minority Energy Assessment Model (MEAM), developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE), provides a framework to forecast the energy consumption and expenditure of majority, black, Hispanic, poor, and nonpoor households. Among other variables, household energy demand for each of these population groups in MEAM is affected by housing factors (such as home age, home ownership, home type, type of heating fuel, and installed central air conditioning unit), demographic factors (such as household members and urban/rural location), and climate factors (such as heating degree days and cooling degree days). The welfare implications of the revealed consumption patterns by households are also forecast. The paper provides an overview of the model methodology and its application in projecting household energy consumption under alternative energy scenarios developed by Data Resources, Inc., (DRI).

Teotia, A.; Poyer, D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Metal Organic Framework Research: High Throughput Discovery of Robust Metal Organic Framework for CO2 Capture  

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IMPACCT Project: LBNL is developing a method for identifying the best metal organic frameworks for use in capturing CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. Metal organic frameworks are porous, crystalline compounds that, based on their chemical structure, vary considerably in terms of their capacity to grab hold of passing CO2 molecules and their ability to withstand the harsh conditions found in the gas exhaust of coal-fired power plants. Owing primarily to their high tunability, metal organic frameworks can have an incredibly wide range of different chemical and physical properties, so identifying the best to use for CO2 capture and storage can be a difficult task. LBNL uses high-throughput instrumentation to analyze nearly 100 materials at a time, screening them for the characteristics that optimize their ability to selectively adsorb CO2 from coal exhaust. Their work will identify the most promising frameworks and accelerate their large-scale commercial development to benefit further research into reducing the cost of CO2 capture and storage.

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A framework for optimization and quantification of uncertainty and sensitivity for developing carbon capture systems  

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Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI), a Framework for Optimization and Quantification of Uncertainty and Sensitivity (FOQUS) has been developed. This tool enables carbon capture systems to be rapidly synthesized and rigorously optimized, in an environment that accounts for and propagates uncertainties in parameters and models. FOQUS currently enables (1) the development of surrogate algebraic models utilizing the ALAMO algorithm, which can be used for superstructure optimization to identify optimal process configurations, (2) simulation-based optimization utilizing derivative free optimization (DFO) algorithms with detailed black-box process models, and (3) rigorous uncertainty quantification through PSUADE. FOQUS utilizes another CCSI technology, the Turbine Science Gateway, to manage the thousands of simulated runs necessary for optimization and UQ. This computational framework has been demonstrated for the design and analysis of a solid sorbent based carbon capture system.

John C Eslick, John C; Ng, Brenda Ng; Gao, Qianwen; Tong, Charles H.; Sahinidis, Nikolaos V.; Miller, David C.

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Modeling  

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a single-fluid diffuse interface model in the ALE-AMR hydrodynamics code to simulate surface tension effects. We show simula- tions and compare them to other surface tension...

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Modeling  

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sion effects. We show the result of a test case, and compare it to the result without surface tension. The model describes droplet formation nicely. Application The ARRA-funded...

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THERMODYNAMICS Unified Model for Nonideal Multicomponent  

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THERMODYNAMICS Unified Model for Nonideal Multicomponent Molecular Diffusion Coefficients Alana and a rigorous descrip- tion of mixture nonideality in the framework of irreversible thermodynamics. Molecular

Firoozabadi, Abbas

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Development of a nuclear fuel cycle transparency framework.  

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Nuclear fuel cycle transparency can be defined as a confidence building approach among political entities to ensure civilian nuclear facilities are not being used for the development of nuclear weapons. Transparency concepts facilitate the transfer of nuclear technology, as the current international political climate indicates a need for increased methods of assuring non-proliferation. This research develops a system which will augment current non-proliferation assessment activities undertaken by U.S. and international regulatory agencies. It will support the export of nuclear technologies, as well as the design and construction of Gen. IV energy systems. Additionally, the framework developed by this research will provide feedback to cooperating parties, thus ensuring full transparency of a nuclear fuel cycle. As fuel handling activities become increasingly automated, proliferation or diversion potential of nuclear material still needs to be assessed. However, with increased automation, there exists a vast amount of process data to be monitored. By designing a system that monitors process data continuously, and compares this data to declared process information and plant designs, a faster and more efficient assessment of proliferation risk can be made. Figure 1 provides an illustration of the transparency framework that has been developed. As shown in the figure, real-time process data is collected at the fuel cycle facility; a reactor, a fabrication plant, or a recycle facility, etc. Data is sent to the monitoring organization and is assessed for proliferation risk. Analysis and recommendations are made to cooperating parties, and feedback is provided to the facility. The analysis of proliferation risk is based on the following factors: (1) Material attractiveness: the quantification of factors relevant to the proliferation risk of a certain material (e.g., highly enriched Pu-239 is more attractive than that of lower enrichment) (2) The static (baseline) risk: the quantification of risk factors regarding the expected value of proliferation risk under normal (not proliferating) operations. (3) The dynamic (changing) risk: the quantification of risk factors regarding the observed value of proliferation risk, based on monitor signals from facility operations. This framework could be implemented at facilities which have been exported (for instance, to third world countries), or facilities located in sensitive countries. Sandia National Laboratories is currently working with the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) to implement a demonstration of nuclear fuel cycle transparency technology at the Fuel Handling Training Model designed for the Monju Fast Reactor at the International Cooperation and Development Training Center in Japan. This technology has broad applications, both in the U.S. and abroad. Following the demonstration, we expect to begin further testing of the technology at an Enrichment Facility, a Fast Reactor, and at a Recycle Facility.

Love, Tracia L.

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Fuel Performance Experiments and Modeling: Fission Gas Bubble Nucleation and Growth in Alloy Nuclear Fuels  

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Advanced fast reactor systems being developed under the DOE's Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative are designed to destroy TRU isotopes generated in existing and future nuclear energy systems. Over the past 40 years, multiple experiments and demonstrations have been completed using U-Zr, U-Pu-Zr, U-Mo and other metal alloys. As a result, multiple empirical and semi-empirical relationships have been established to develop empirical performance modeling codes. many mechamistic questions about fission as mobility, bubble coalescience, and gas release have been answered through industrial experience, reearch, and empirical understanding. The advent of modern computational materials science, however, opens new doors of development such that physics-based multi-scale models may be developed to enable a new generation of predictive fuel performance codes that are not limited by empiricism.

McDeavitt, Sean; Shao, Lin; Tsvetkov, Pavel; Wirth, Brian; Kennedy, Rory

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Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change  

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Action Plan for Energy Effi Action Plan for Energy Effi ciency Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change A RESOURCE OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY NOVEMBER 2008 Letter from the Co-Chairs of the National Action Plan for Energy Effi ciency November 2008 To all, As you know, the National Action Plan for Energy Effi ciency is playing a vital role in advancing the dialogue and the pursuit of energy effi ciency in our homes, buildings, and industries -an important energy resource for the country. With the commitment and leadership from more than 60 diverse organizations nationwide we have made great progress in a short time. We have: * Developed fi ve broad and meaningful recommendations for pursuing cost-effective energy effi ciency. * Brought together more than 100 organizations from 50 states around this common goal to take energy effi

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Lagrangian Variational Framework for Boundary Value Problems  

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A boundary value problem is commonly associated with constraints imposed on a system at its boundary. We advance here an alternative point of view treating the system as interacting "boundary" and "interior" subsystems. This view is implemented through a Lagrangian framework that allows to account for (i) a variety of forces including dissipative acting at the boundary; (ii) a multitude of features of interactions between the boundary and the interior fields when the boundary fields may differ from the boundary limit of the interior fields; (iii) detailed pictures of the energy distribution and its flow; (iv) linear and nonlinear effects. We provide a number of elucidating examples of the structured boundary and its interactions with the system interior. We also show that the proposed approach covers the well known boundary value problems.

Alexander Figotin; Guillermo Reyes

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Cooperative Modeling and Design History Tracking Using Design Tracking Matrix  

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This thesis suggests a new framework for cooperative modeling which supports concurrency design protocol with a design history tracking function. The proposed framework allows designers to work together while eliminating design conflicts...

Kim, Jonghyun

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance  

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A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment Title A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number 0360-1323 Year of Publication 2012 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Michael Wetter, Prajesh Bhattacharya, and Philip Haves Journal Building and Environment Volume 54 Start Page 100 Pagination 100-108 Date Published 08/2012 ISSN 0360-1323 Keywords building controls virtual test bed, building performance, energy modeling, energyplus, real-time building simulation Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures. One approach to addressing this problems is to compare the predictions of an energy simulation model of the building to the measured performance and analyze significant differences to infer the presence and location of faults. This paper presents a framework that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The realization of the framework utilized the EnergyPlus, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) and the Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) was developed. An EnergyPlus model that represents expected performance of a building runs in real time and reports the predicted building performance at each time step. The BCVTB is used as the software platform to acquire relevant inputs from the EMCS through a BACnet interface and send them to the EnergyPlus and to a database for archiving. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented.

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CORBA-Based Distributed Software Framework for the NIF Integrated Computer Control System  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF), currently under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a stadium-sized facility containing a 192-beam, 1.8 Megajoule, 500-Terawatt, ultra-violet laser system together with a 10-meter diameter target chamber with room for nearly 100 experimental diagnostics. The NIF is operated by the Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS) which is a scalable, framework-based control system distributed over 800 computers throughout the NIF. The framework provides templates and services at multiple levels of abstraction for the construction of software applications that communicate via CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture). Object-oriented software design patterns are implemented as templates and extended by application software. Developers extend the framework base classes to model the numerous physical control p