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  1. Muscle performance during frog jumping: influence of elasticity on

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    Azizi, Manny

    such as long hindlimbs, a stout vertebral column and a relatively small body size are considered-B204, Providence, RI 02912, USA A fundamental feature of vertebrate muscle is that maximal force can all vertebrate skeletal muscles, are governed in their mechan- ical function by well-known contractile

  2. Spectral Modeling of Residual Stress and Stored Elastic Strain Energy in Thermal Barrier Coatings

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    Donegan, Sean; Rolett, Anthony

    2013-12-31

    Solutions to the thermoelastic problem are important for characterizing the response under temperature change of refractory systems. This work extends a spectral fast Fourier transform (FFT) technique to analyze the thermoelastic behavior of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs), with the intent of probing the local origins of failure in TBCs. The thermoelastic FFT (teFFT) approach allows for the characterization of local thermal residual stress and strain fields, which constitute the origins of failure in TBC systems. A technique based on statistical extreme value theory known as peaks-over-threshold (POT) is developed to quantify the extreme values ("hot spots") of stored elastic strain energy (i.e., elastic energy density, or EED). The resolution dependence of the teFFT method is assessed through a sensitivity study of the extreme values in EED. The sensitivity study is performed both for the local (point-by-point) #12;eld distributions as well as the grain scale #12;eld distributions. A convergence behavior to a particular distribution shape is demonstrated for the local #12;elds. The grain scale fields are shown to exhibit a possible convergence to a maximum level of EED. To apply the teFFT method to TBC systems, 3D synthetic microstructures are created to approximate actual TBC microstructures. The morphology of the grains in each constituent layer as well as the texture is controlled. A variety of TBC materials, including industry standard materials and potential future materials, are analyzed using the teFFT. The resulting hot spots are quantified using the POT approach. A correlation between hot spots in EED and interface rumpling between constituent layers is demonstrated, particularly for the interface between the bond coat (BC) and the thermally grown oxide (TGO) layer.

  3. Design, prototyping and preliminary testing of an elastic-powered climbing exoskeleton

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    Briner, Hazel (Hazel Linn)

    2011-01-01

    Human powered elastic mechanisms can be used to reduce work requirements of muscles, by storing and releasing energy to more evenly distribute work load. An exoskeleton was designed to delay human fatigue during rock ...

  4. Storing Hydrogen

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    Kim, Hyun Jeong; Karkamkar, Abhijeet J.; Autrey, Thomas; Chupas, Peter; Proffen, Thomas E.

    2010-05-31

    Researchers have been studying mesoporous materials for almost two decades with a view to using them as hosts for small molecules and scaffolds for molding organic compounds into new hybrid materials and nanoparticles. Their use as potential storage systems for large quantities of hydrogen has also been mooted. Such systems that might hold large quantities of hydrogen safely and in a very compact volume would have enormous potential for powering fuel cell vehicles, for instance. A sponge-like form of silicon dioxide, the stuff of sand particles and computer chips, can soak up and store other compounds including hydrogen. Studies carried out at the XOR/BESSRC 11-ID-B beamline at the APS have revealed that the nanoscopic properties of the hydrogenrich compound ammonia borane help it store hydrogen more efficiently than usual. The material may have potential for addressing the storage issues associated with a future hydrogen economy. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

  5. Towards Elastic Transactional Cloud Storage with Range Query Support

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    Ooi, Beng Chin

    storage that can elastically scale on- demand with minimal startup cost. In this paper, we propose ecStore ­ an elastic cloud storage sys- tem that supports automated data partitioning and replication, load balancing with a replication layer in the middle and a transaction management layer on top. ecStore pro- vides adaptive read

  6. We are going to use a plank of wood, a brick, sandpaper, and an elastic cord to mimic earthquake mechanics. Although pulled with a constant velocity, the brick will repeatedly slide and then

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    Smith-Konter, Bridget

    by rapid release is called elastic rebound. Energy, friction and waves. At first the rock does not move, so the energy is stored in the elastic cord. The more the elastic cord is stretched, the more energy is stored friction that is resisting motion of the rock. The energy that was slowly stored up within the elastic cord

  7. Storing and transporting energy

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    McClaine, Andrew W. (Lexington, MA); Brown, Kenneth (Reading, MA)

    2010-09-07

    Among other things, hydrogen is released from water at a first location using energy from a first energy source; the released hydrogen is stored in a metal hydride slurry; and the metal hydride slurry is transported to a second location remote from the first location.

  8. A Stored Picture Hacking Facility

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    Markowitz, Sidney

    A short description of LISP functions that have been written for use with the stored picture facility. These functions allow one to display an image of a stored scene on the 340 scope, and produce graphs and histograms of ...

  9. Elastic swimmer on a free surface

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    Ramananarivo, Sophie; Godoy-Diana, Ramiro

    2013-01-01

    We present in this fluid dynamics video a novel experimental setup with self-propelled swimmers on a free surface. The swimmers, modeled as flexible thin filaments, are subjected to external electromagnetic forcing driving a propagating elastic wave that gives rise to self- propulsion. The fluid-structure interaction problem of these passive anguilliform swimmers is analyzed in: S. Ramananarivo, R. Godoy-Diana, and B. Thiria. Passive elastic mechanism to mimic fish-muscles action in anguilliform swimming. J. R. Soc. Interface, 10, 20130667 (2013). DOI:10.1098/rsif.2013.0667

  10. CCPPolicyBriefing Chain Store

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    Feigon, Brooke

    CCPPolicyBriefing May 2006 Chain Store Pricing and the Structure of Retail Markets W: www.ccp.uea.ac.uk T: 01603 593 715 A: UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Chain Store Pricing and the Structure of Retail Markets in markets in the opticians industry and the implications for consumer choice and the local economy. · Retail

  11. Growing and Storing Sweet Potatoes. 

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    Potts, A. T.; Olsen, J. C.

    1916-01-01

    College o/Texas (in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture) AUGUST, 1916 EXTENSION SERVICE No. B. 27 Gro"lVing and Storing S"lVeet Potatoes Address CLARENCE OUSLEY Director and State Agent, College Station, Texas Growing alld Storing... of mixed potatoes seldom bring satisfactory prices. Each community should try to confine their planting to one, or, at the most, two varieties. If more than one variety is grown they mU:st be harvested, stored and marketed separately. The varieties to grow...

  12. Extremely fast prey capture in pipefish is powered by elastic recoil

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    Lauder, George V.

    of the post-cranial muscles before prey capture is initiated. Next, an abrupt elastic recoil generates high-speed dorsal rotation of the head and snout, rapidly bringing the mouth close to the prey, thus enabling Syngnathus leptorhynchus, as well as electromyography of the muscle responsible for head rotation (the

  13. Formation and optogenetic control of engineered 3D skeletal muscle bioactuators{

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    Chen, Christopher S.

    structures to develop functional biological machines.4­10 These biohybrid constructs display biomimetic of these devices is to form a self-assembled 2D cardiac muscle tissue on elastic surfaces. The synchronous

  14. Elastic Interactions of Cells

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    U. S. Schwarz; S. A. Safran

    2002-01-08

    Biological cells in soft materials can be modeled as anisotropic force contraction dipoles. The corresponding elastic interaction potentials are long-ranged ($\\sim 1/r^3$ with distance $r$) and depend sensitively on elastic constants, geometry and cellular orientations. On elastic substrates, the elastic interaction is similar to that of electric quadrupoles in two dimensions and for dense systems leads to aggregation with herringbone order on a cellular scale. Free and clamped surfaces of samples of finite size introduce attractive and repulsive corrections, respectively, which vary on the macroscopic scale. Our theory predicts cell reorientation on stretched elastic substrates.

  15. Insects Injurious to Stored Grain. 

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    Price, R. H.

    1894-01-01

    . ............................... J. W. PHILLIPS,. Wichita Falls. \\Vichita Co. do. :in. an. .or. ist. an. . . rot parag c i' blc raph, for for graph, P 1 of fig. 4 R"1 ?'A. Tnsch Life, read Insect I 1894, read 1890. upinting. I, for Alnl , read pu ;umois, r... pating. bead Angl Life. TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. INSECT'S INJURIOUS TO STORED GRAIN R. H. PRICE, B. S. L L I only a , scarce! ons to nl~t~t~i up th seed the st " a clu resto Th Febr~ . . The injury done to stored grain...

  16. CCPExecutiveSummary Storing Wind

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    Feigon, Brooke

    )1603 593715 A: UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Storing Wind for a Rainy Day: What kind of electricity does Denmark the consequences and challenges of high rates of wind generation from both a technical and economic perspective. METHODOLOGY The authors re-examine Denmark's patterns of electricity production and trade from 2001 to 2009

  17. Apparatus for storing hydrogen isotopes

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    McMullen, John W. (Los Alamos, NM); Wheeler, Michael G. (Los Alamos, NM); Cullingford, Hatice S. (Houston, TX); Sherman, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1985-01-01

    An improved method and apparatus for storing isotopes of hydrogen (especially tritium) are provided. The hydrogen gas(es) is (are) stored as hydrides of material (for example uranium) within boreholes in a block of copper. The mass of the block is critically important to the operation, as is the selection of copper, because no cooling pipes are used. Because no cooling pipes are used, there can be no failure due to cooling pipes. And because copper is used instead of stainless steel, a significantly higher temperature can be reached before the eutectic formation of uranium with copper occurs, (the eutectic of uranium with the iron in stainless steel forming at a significantly lower temperature).

  18. Stores Catalog | The Ames Laboratory

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effect Photovoltaics -7541C.3X-rays3 Prepared by:'!TransportStorageStoreroomStores

  19. Double Muscling in Cattle. 

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    Kieffer, Nat M.; Cartwright, T.C.

    1980-01-01

    ,;J Cover photo: This lO-month-old bull is the product of a two-breed cross. He shows classic symptoms of double muscling and illustrates that the double-muscled gene is the same in different breeds of cattlr Double Muscling ......... In Cattle... Nat M. Kieffer Professor T. C. Cartwright Professor The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (Department of Animal Science) 2 Contents 2 Summary 3 Introduction 3 Historical Background 4 Physical Characteristics of Double-Muscled Cattle 4...

  20. Elasticity of Stiff Polymer Networks

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    Jan Wilhelm; Erwin Frey

    2003-03-27

    We study the elasticity of a two-dimensional random network of rigid rods (``Mikado model''). The essential features incorporated into the model are the anisotropic elasticity of the rods and the random geometry of the network. We show that there are three distinct scaling regimes, characterized by two distinct length scales on the elastic backbone. In addition to a critical rigidiy percolation region and a homogeneously elastic regime we find a novel intermediate scaling regime, where elasticity is dominated by bending deformations.

  1. Healthy Muscles Matter Basic facts about muscles

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    Rau, Don C.

    in your digestive system to move food along and push waste out of your body. They also help keep your eyes the bed, vacuuming the carpet, or mowing the lawn. Strong muscles also help to keep your joints in good

  2. The influence of energy storage and return foot stiffness on walking mechanics and muscle activity in below-knee amputees

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    The influence of energy storage and return foot stiffness on walking mechanics and muscle activity feet have been developed to minimize these asymmetries by utilizing elastic energy storage and return the influence of foot stiffness on kinematics, kinetics, muscle activity, prosthetic energy storage and return

  3. Survey of Energy Use in Grocery Stores 

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    Cox, R. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

    1992-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an energy use survey assembled for 93 grocery stores in south Texas. All stores were of the same chain. Several conclusions were drawn. Total electricity consumption per square foot is roughly 9 W/ft^2 for all...

  4. Store-operate-coherence-on-value

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    Chen, Dong; Heidelberger, Philip; Kumar, Sameer; Ohmacht, Martin; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard

    2014-11-18

    A system, method and computer program product for performing various store-operate instructions in a parallel computing environment that includes a plurality of processors and at least one cache memory device. A queue in the system receives, from a processor, a store-operate instruction that specifies under which condition a cache coherence operation is to be invoked. A hardware unit in the system runs the received store-operate instruction. The hardware unit evaluates whether a result of the running the received store-operate instruction satisfies the condition. The hardware unit invokes a cache coherence operation on a cache memory address associated with the received store-operate instruction if the result satisfies the condition. Otherwise, the hardware unit does not invoke the cache coherence operation on the cache memory device.

  5. The Cricothyroid Muscle in Voicing Control*

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    by cricothyroid (CT) muscle activity. Electromyographic recordings were madefrom the CT muscle in two speakers of

  6. Project StORe: Archaeology report 

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    Hull, Daniel

    2006-07-10

    The StORe project commenced in September 2005, with the aim of developing ways of enabling repositories of published reports and papers to interact directly with repositories of source data from which thay are derived. ...

  7. Project StORe: Physics Report 

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    Bull, Stephen

    Results are presented on the Physics Survey of Researcher Use of Repositories which constitutes the culmination of Work Package 2 (in Physics) of Project StORe (Source to Output Repositories). The data were obtained by ...

  8. Project StORe: Biochemistry report 

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    Tonkin, Suzanne

    2006-01-01

    Biochemistry departments at UK universities were invited to take part in the Project StORe questionnaire. Potential sites were identified by using the list of departments submitting to the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise ...

  9. Project StORe: Chemistry Report 

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    Polydoratou, Panayiota

    The StORe project (http://jiscstore.jot.com/WikiHome) is a collaboration of seven universities across the UK and the Johns Hopkins University in the USA and under funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee ...

  10. A Program to Output Stored Pictures

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    Woodham, Robert J.

    A program called LPTSEE has been written for use with the MIT vision system. LPTSEE makes use of the overprint capability of the line printer to allow the user to output a stored picture image.

  11. Design Guide Helps Grocery Stores Cut Energy Use | Department...

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    Design Guide Helps Grocery Stores Cut Energy Use Design Guide Helps Grocery Stores Cut Energy Use May 14, 2015 - 6:10pm Addthis Design Guide Helps Grocery Stores Cut Energy Use...

  12. Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms

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    Wong; Pak C. (Richland, WA), Wong; Kwong K. (Sugar Land, TX), Foote; Harlan P. (Richland, WA)

    2006-06-06

    Current technologies allow the generation of artificial DNA molecules and/or the ability to alter the DNA sequences of existing DNA molecules. With a careful coding scheme and arrangement, it is possible to encode important information as an artificial DNA strand and store it in a living host safely and permanently. This inventive technology can be used to identify origins and protect R&D investments. It can also be used in environmental research to track generations of organisms and observe the ecological impact of pollutants. Today, there are microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions. As well, it is advantageous to consider multicellular organisms as hosts for stored information. These living organisms can provide as memory housing and protection for stored data or information. The present invention provides well for data storage in a living organism wherein at least one DNA sequence is encoded to represent data and incorporated into a living organism.

  13. Elastic emission polishing

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    Loewenthal, M.; Loseke, K.; Dow, T.A.; Scattergood, R.O.

    1988-12-01

    Elastic emission polishing, also called elastic emission machining (EEM), is a process where a stream of abrasive slurry is used to remove material from a substrate and produce damage free surfaces with controlled surface form. It is a noncontacting method utilizing a thick elasto-hydrodynamic film formed between a soft rotating ball and the workpiece to control the flow of the abrasive. An apparatus was built in the Center, which consists of a stationary spindle, a two-axis table for the workpiece, and a pump to circulate the working fluid. The process is controlled by a programmable computer numerical controller (CNC), which presently can operate the spindle speed and movement of the workpiece in one axis only. This apparatus has been used to determine material removal rates on different material samples as a function of time, utilizing zirconium oxide (ZrO{sub 2}) particles suspended in distilled water as the working fluid. By continuing a study of removal rates the process should become predictable, and thus create a new, effective, yet simple tool for ultra-precision mechanical machining of surfaces.

  14. System for handling and storing radioactive waste

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    Anderson, J.K.; Lindemann, P.E.

    1982-07-19

    A system and method are claimed for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.

  15. Shock Chlorination of Stored Water Supplies 

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    Dozier, Monty; McFarland, Mark L.

    2005-05-25

    ) the volume in gallons of the water stored in the tank, and (3) the contact time needed to allow the chlorine to react with and disinfect the stored water. Calculating Chlorine Amounts To sanitize water properly, enough chlorine needs to be added to a storage... and Extension Water Resources Specialist Mark L. McFarland, Associate Professor and Soil Fertility Specialist The Texas A&M University System E-351 6-05 Have Water Samples Analyzed To ensure that all bacteria have been properly destroyed by the sanitation...

  16. Stored-Ion Collisional Relaxation to Equilibrium 

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    Church, David A.

    1988-01-01

    , and page proofs are sent to authors. Stored-ion collisional relaxation to equihbrium D. A. Church Physics Department, Texas AkM Uniuersity, College Station, Texas 77843A242 (Received 10 August 1987) The rate of energy transfer between the radial... and axial degrees of freedom of protons ~ith measured temperature and number stored in a radio-frequency quadrupole ion trap is quanti5ed. The results are discussed in terms of the theory of charged-particle collisional relaxation to thermal equihbrium...

  17. System for handling and storing radioactive waste

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    Anderson, John K. (San Diego, CA); Lindemann, Paul E. (Escondido, CA)

    1984-01-01

    A system and method for handling and storing spent reactor fuel and other solid radioactive waste, including canisters to contain the elements of solid waste, storage racks to hold a plurality of such canisters, storage bays to store these racks in isolation by means of shielded doors in the bays. This system also includes means for remotely positioning the racks in the bays and an access tunnel within which the remotely operated means is located to position a rack in a selected bay. The modular type of these bays will facilitate the construction of additional bays and access tunnel extension.

  18. Characterizing the muscle architecture in cadaveric female pelvic floor muscles

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    Nguyen, Olivia Thuy-Minh

    2012-01-01

    A. Ashton-Miller. "Levator Ani Muscle Stretch Induced byComparison of Levator Ani Muscle Defects and Function inMRI Comparison of Levator Ani Structure, Volume, and

  19. Canister arrangement for storing radioactive waste

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    Lorenzo, D.K.; Van Cleve, J.E. Jr.

    1980-04-23

    The subject invention relates to a canister arrangement for jointly storing high level radioactive chemical waste and metallic waste resulting from the reprocessing of nuclear reactor fuel elements. A cylindrical steel canister is provided with an elongated centrally disposed billet of the metallic waste and the chemical waste in vitreous form is disposed in the annulus surrounding the billet.

  20. Apple Closeout Prices unh computer store

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    Apple Closeout Prices 6/5/15 unh computer store university of new hampshire phone: (603) 862 and battery life.1 Key Features MacBook Pro with Retina display (13-inch) AppleCare for MacBook Pro Apple Compared with the previous-generation. 2 Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple

  1. Walmart Experimental Store Performance Stories: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Kozubal, E.; Norton, P.

    2010-08-01

    Walmart opened two experimental stores--one in Colorado and one in Texas--in 2005 to serve as test beds for several advanced building systems. Each embodied more than 50 experiments covering materials, water systems, energy systems, and renewable energy production. Walmart worked for three years with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the Colorado Store and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Texas store to monitor, analyze, and report on their performance. HVAC experiments included waste oil boilers, a microturbine/absorption chiller combined heat and power system, evaporative cooling, and a transpired solar collector. The refrigeration systems integrated a medium-temperature secondary loop, evaporatively cooled condenser, doors on medium-temperature cases, and light-emitting diodes on cases. Experiments in the lighting systems included a redesigned roof for clerestory daylighting and T-5 fluorescent lamps. Three photovoltaic systems for a total of 135 kW and a 50-kW wind turbine are also included. The energy system performance was compared to the measured performance of a prototypical Walmart store and to other benchmarks.

  2. Storing Renewable Energy in Chemical Bonds

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    Helm, Monte; Bullock, Morris

    2014-06-13

    With nearly 7 billion people, the world's population is demanding more electricity every year. Improved technologies are bringing wind and solar power to our electrical grid. However, wind turbines and solar panels only work when the wind blows or the sun shines. PNNL scientists discuss catalysis approaches for storing and releasing energy on demand.

  3. Storing Renewable Energy in Chemical Bonds

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    Helm, Monte; Bullock, Morris

    2013-03-27

    With nearly 7 billion people, the world's population is demanding more electricity every year. Improved technologies are bringing wind and solar power to our electrical grid. However, wind turbines and solar panels only work when the wind blows or the sun shines. PNNL scientists discuss catalysis approaches for storing and releasing energy on demand.

  4. Canister arrangement for storing radioactive waste

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    Lorenzo, Donald K. (Knoxville, TN); Van Cleve, Jr., John E. (Kingston, TN)

    1982-01-01

    The subject invention relates to a canister arrangement for jointly storing high level radioactive chemical waste and metallic waste resulting from the reprocessing of nuclear reactor fuel elements. A cylindrical steel canister is provided with an elongated centrally disposed billet of the metallic waste and the chemical waste in vitreous form is disposed in the annulus surrounding the billet.

  5. Unbiased Volumetric Registration via Nonlinear Elastic Regularization

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    Unbiased Volumetric Registration via Nonlinear Elastic Regularization Igor Yanovsky1 , Carole Le elasticity method was tested using volumetric serial magnetic resonance images and shown to have some

  6. Multiple stage multiple filter hydrate store

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    Bjorkman, Jr., Harry K. (Birmingham, MI)

    1983-05-31

    An improved hydrate store for a metal halogen battery system is disclosed which employs a multiple stage, multiple filter means or separating the halogen hydrate from the liquid used in forming the hydrate. The filter means is constructed in the form of three separate sections which combine to substantially cover the interior surface of the store container. Exit conduit means is provided in association with the filter means for transmitting liquid passing through the filter means to a hydrate former subsystem. The hydrate former subsystem combines the halogen gas generated during the charging of the battery system with the liquid to form the hydrate in association with the store. Relief valve means is interposed in the exit conduit means for controlling the operation of the separate sections of the filter means, such that the liquid flow through the exit conduit means from each of the separate sections is controlled in a predetermined sequence. The three separate sections of the filter means operate in three discrete stages to provide a substantially uniform liquid flow to the hydrate former subsystem during the charging of the battery system. The separation of the liquid from the hydrate causes an increase in the density of the hydrate by concentrating the hydrate along the filter means.

  7. Multiple stage multiple filter hydrate store

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    Bjorkman, H.K. Jr.

    1983-05-31

    An improved hydrate store for a metal halogen battery system is disclosed which employs a multiple stage, multiple filter means for separating the halogen hydrate from the liquid used in forming the hydrate. The filter means is constructed in the form of three separate sections which combine to substantially cover the interior surface of the store container. Exit conduit means is provided in association with the filter means for transmitting liquid passing through the filter means to a hydrate former subsystem. The hydrate former subsystem combines the halogen gas generated during the charging of the battery system with the liquid to form the hydrate in association with the store. Relief valve means is interposed in the exit conduit means for controlling the operation of the separate sections of the filter means, such that the liquid flow through the exit conduit means from each of the separate sections is controlled in a predetermined sequence. The three separate sections of the filter means operate in three discrete stages to provide a substantially uniform liquid flow to the hydrate former subsystem during the charging of the battery system. The separation of the liquid from the hydrate causes an increase in the density of the hydrate by concentrating the hydrate along the filter means. 7 figs.

  8. Stability of elastic grid shells

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    Mesnil, Romain, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    The elastic grid shell is a solution that combines double curvature and ease of mounting. This structural system, based on the deformation of an initially at grid without shear stiffness was invented more than fifty years ...

  9. Elastic energy storage in b-sheets with application to F1-ATPase Received: 26 December 2002 / Revised: 11 March 2003 / Accepted: 4 April 2003 / Published online: 3 September 2003

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    Sun, Sean

    ARTICLE Elastic energy storage in b-sheets with application to F1-ATPase Received: 26 December 2002) of elastic energy is stored in the b-sheet as the b-subunit undergoes its hinge bending motion, in good to deduce the relative free energies of each equilibrated structure. This allows us to determine the free

  10. Iowa Stored Energy Park | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam:on OpeneiAlbanianStudy) (Webinar)Lakota Wind Farm JumpStored

  11. Muscles of Head (and Neck, in part) muscles of facial expression

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    Houde, Peter

    aponeurotica, platysma, orbiculoaris oris, orbicularis oculi, risorius, depressor angulioris, levator anguli oris,zygomaticus major and minor, nasalis, auricularis, buccinator muscles of orbit 4 rectus musclesMuscles of Head (and Neck, in part) muscles of facial expression occipitofrontalis, galea

  12. Method and apparatus for storing hydrogen isotopes. [stored as uranium hydride in a block of copper

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    McMullen, J.W.; Wheeler, M.G.; Cullingford, H.S.; Sherman, R.H.

    1982-08-10

    An improved method and apparatus for storing isotopes of hydrogen (especially tritium) are provided. The hydrogen gas is stored as hydrides of material (for example uranium) within boreholes in a block of copper. The mass of the block is critically important to the operation, as is the selection of copper, because no cooling pipes are used. Because no cooling pipes are used, there can be no failure due to cooling pipes. And because copper is used instead of stainless steel, a significantly higher temperature can be reached before the eutectic formation of uranium with copper occurs, (the eutectic of uranium with the iron in stainless steel forms at a significantly lower temperature).

  13. The Metabolic Cost of Locomotion; Muscle by Muscle

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    Arellano, Christopher J.

    the gasoline flow at each injector or attach a scanner to the car's computer port. The new tools presented metabolic energy is being consumed on a muscle-by- muscle basis. These new tools are needed because unlike Reviews (ESSR), Umberger and Rubenson (1) explain and advocate for two new techniques that estimate

  14. Lessons Learned IKEA Furniture Store Hybrid GSHP System Lessons Learned IKEA Furniture Store

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    packaged WA heat pumps, 1.5 to 6.0 tons · Twenty six hydronic air handlers ­ 1,000 to 18,400 cfm; 24, or when conditions permit · Ice to supplement heat pumps to moderate SCWT (supply chilled water loop to scavenge waste heat 7 #12;Lessons Learned ­ IKEA Furniture Store Hybrid GSHP System Mechanical

  15. Thermoacoustic Tomography in Elastic Media

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    Justin Tittelfitz

    2011-10-11

    We investigate the problem of recovering the initial displacement f for a solution u of a linear, isotropic, non-homogeneous elastic wave equation, given measurements of u on [0,T] x \\partial \\Omega, where \\Omega\\subset\\R^3 is some bounded domain containing the support of f. For the acoustic wave equation, this problem is known as thermoacoustic tomography (TAT), and has been well-studied; for the elastic wave equation, the situation is somewhat more subtle, and we give sufficient conditions on the Lam\\'e parameters to ensure that recovery is possible.

  16. OFC/NFOEC '12 Summary --Elastic Networks

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    California at Davis, University of

    DWDMNetworks regarding CAPEX and Power Consumption Axel Klekamp ALU Traffic Engineering and Network Planning consumption and CAPEX for MLR and Elastic Networks. No. of transponders and fibers used is less in elastic

  17. Elastic Analogies Gordon C. Everstine

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    Everstine, Gordon C.

    the coupling of an elastic structure with an acoustic field is the motivation for solving wave, Helmholtz) Poisson's equation: 2 + g = 0 (3) wave equation: 2 = ¨/c2 (4) heat equation: k 2 + q = c (5) telegraph-harmonic form of the wave equation. That is, for time-harmonic motion, = 0 cos(t), and the wave equation

  18. Elastomeric optical fiber sensors and method for detecting and measuring events occurring in elastic materials

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    Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Capps, Gary J. (Knoxville, TN); Smith, David B. (Oak Ridge, TN); White, Clifford P. (Knoxville, TN)

    1994-01-01

    Fiber optic sensing means for the detection and measurement of events such as dynamic loadings imposed upon elastic materials including cementitious materials, elastomers, and animal body components and/or the attrition of such elastic materials are provided. One or more optical fibers each having a deformable core and cladding formed of an elastomeric material such as silicone rubber are embedded in the elastic material. Changes in light transmission through any of the optical fibers due the deformation of the optical fiber by the application of dynamic loads such as compression, tension, or bending loadings imposed on the elastic material or by the attrition of the elastic material such as by cracking, deterioration, aggregate break-up, and muscle, tendon, or organ atrophy provide a measurement of the dynamic loadings and attrition. The fiber optic sensors can be embedded in elastomers subject to dynamic loadings and attrition such as commonly used automobiles and in shoes for determining the amount and frequency of the dynamic loadings and the extent of attrition. The fiber optic sensors are also useable in cementitious material for determining the maturation thereof.

  19. The First Big-Box Store in Davis

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    Handy, Susan L.; Lovejoy, Kristin; Sciara, Gian-Claudia; Salon, Deborah; Mokhtarian, Patricia L

    2015-01-01

    stores like Target and Walmart, which are believed tocity, the nearest Target or Walmart was at least eight milesCalifornia Communities with Walmart Supercenters and Those

  20. License Amendment Request for Storing Exelon Sister Nuclear Stations...

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    License Amendment Request for Storing Exelon Sister Nuclear Stations Class BC LLRW in the LaSalle Station Interim Radwaste Storage Facility - 13620 Citation Details In-Document...

  1. MEASURING GASEOUS EMISSIONS FROM STORED PIG SLURRY S. Espagnol1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    2 MEASURING GASEOUS EMISSIONS FROM STORED PIG SLURRY S. Espagnol1 , L. Loyon2 , F. Guiziou2 , P to measure emissions factors of ammonia (NH3), nitrous oxide (N2O) methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from stored pig slurry and measured the variations of the emissions in time and space. In 2006, dynamic

  2. Composition and method for storing and releasing hydrogen

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    Thorn, David L.; Tumas, William; Ott, Kevin C.; Burrell, Anthony K.

    2010-06-15

    A chemical system for storing and releasing hydrogen utilizes an endothermic reaction that releases hydrogen coupled to an exothermic reaction to drive the process thermodynamically, or an exothermic reaction that releases hydrogen coupled to an endothermic reaction.

  3. Challenges for improving estimates of soil organic carbon stored...

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    Challenges for improving estimates of soil organic carbon stored in permafrost regions September 30, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint One of the greatest environmental challenges of the 21st...

  4. Y-12 dietician conducts educational tour of local grocery store...

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    on making good choices in the grocery store. Lacey recently led a tour of the Oak Ridge Food City where she explained how to read food nutrition labels and explained some of the...

  5. Nonlinear analysis of store-induced limit cycle oscillations 

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    Thompson, David Eugene

    2001-01-01

    Flight tests of modern high-performance fighter aircraft reveal that when these aircraft are carrying certain configurations of underwing stores, the aircraft will encounter a limit cycle oscillation at speeds much lower than those predicted...

  6. Optimal Multi-Temperature delivery frequency for small format stores

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    Barooah, Mayurpankhi

    2015-01-01

    Retailers are exploring more efficient ways to deliver to small format stores that demand frequent and small volume deliveries from Distribution Centers. The need to deliver products at different temperatures, viz. Ambient, ...

  7. Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document

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    Leach, M.; Hale, E.; Hirsch, A.; Torcellini, P.

    2009-09-01

    This report documents technical analysis for grocery stores aimed at providing design guidance that achieves whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

  8. Comments on "On Stored Energies and Radiation Q"

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    Capek, Miloslav

    2015-01-01

    The commented paper claims to provide a new expression for an energy stored around a general radiator. The major purpose of this comment is to show that the claim is unjustified. Alongside with this issue, it is pointed out that some of the core formulas of the commented paper are not completely correct, and that their correct form has in fact been derived elsewhere, though for the purpose of evaluating the quality factor QZ and not the stored energies.

  9. Decoupled elastic prestack depth migration Alexander Druzhinin*

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Decoupled elastic prestack depth migration $ Alexander Druzhinin* British Geological Survey of the formula for common-shot or common-receiver amplitude-preserving elastic prestack depth migration (Pre to enhance strongly polarized wave modes prior to prestack depth migration (PreSDM) (e.g. Dillon et al., 1988

  10. Elastic–Plastic Spherical Contact Modeling Including Roughness Effects

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    Li, L.; Etsion, I.; Talke, F. E.

    2010-01-01

    A multilevel model for elastic–plastic contact between ajunction growth of an elastic–plastic spherical contact. J.nite element based elastic–plastic model for the contact of

  11. Single chain elasticity and thermoelasticity of polyethylene

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    John T. Titantah; Carlo Pierleoni; Jean-Paul Ryckaert

    2002-09-05

    Single-chain elasticity of polyethylene at $\\theta$ point up to 90% of stretching with respect to its contour length is computed by Monte-Carlo simulation of an atomistic model in continuous space. The elasticity law together with the free-energy and the internal energy variations with stretching are found to be very well represented by the wormlike chain model up to 65% of the chain elongation, provided the persistence length is treated as a temperature dependent parameter. Beyond this value of elongation simple ideal chain models are not able to describe the Monte Carlo data in a thermodynamic consistent way. This study reinforces the use of the wormlike chain model to interpret experimental data on the elasticity of synthetic polymers in the finite extensibility regime, provided the chain is not yet in its fully stretched regime. Specific solvent effects on the elasticity law and the partition between energetic and entropic contributions to single chain elasticity are investigated.

  12. Nonlinear Elasticity in Biological Gels

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    Cornelis Storm; Jennifer J. Pastore; Fred C. MacKintosh; Tom C. Lubensky; Paul A. Janmey

    2004-06-01

    Unlike most synthetic materials, biological materials often stiffen as they are deformed. This nonlinear elastic response, critical for the physiological function of some tissues, has been documented since at least the 19th century, but the molecular structure and the design principles responsible for it are unknown. Current models for this response require geometrically complex ordered structures unique to each material. In this Article we show that a much simpler molecular theory accounts for strain stiffening in a wide range of molecularly distinct biopolymer gels formed from purified cytoskeletal and extracellular proteins. This theory shows that systems of semi-flexible chains such as filamentous proteins arranged in an open crosslinked meshwork invariably stiffen at low strains without the need for a specific architecture or multiple elements with different intrinsic stiffnesses.

  13. High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes

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    Balsara, Nitash Pervez; Singh, Mohit; Eitouni, Hany Basam; Gomez, Enrique Daniel

    2013-10-22

    A polymer that combines high ionic conductivity with the structural properties required for Li electrode stability is useful as a solid phase electrolyte for high energy density, high cycle life batteries that do not suffer from failures due to side reactions and dendrite growth on the Li electrodes, and other potential applications. The polymer electrolyte includes a linear block copolymer having a conductive linear polymer block with a molecular weight of at least 5000 Daltons, a structural linear polymer block with an elastic modulus in excess of 1.times.10.sup.7 Pa and an ionic conductivity of at least 1.times.10.sup.-5 Scm.sup.-1. The electrolyte is made under dry conditions to achieve the noted characteristics.

  14. Elastic Incoherent Neutron Scattering, operating by varying instrumental energy resolution, Principles, Simulations and Experiments of the Resolution Elastic Neutron

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    Doster, Wolfgang

    Elastic Incoherent Neutron Scattering, operating by varying instrumental energy resolution, Principles, Simulations and Experiments of the Resolution Elastic Neutron Scattering (RENS) by Magazu a different name "RENS" (resolution dependent elastic neutron scattering) [1-5]. Our ERS papers, first

  15. Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate...

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    Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics Three...

  16. High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes suitable for preventing...

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    High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes suitable for preventing thermal runaway in lithium batteries Citation Details In-Document Search Title: High elastic modulus polymer...

  17. Air conditioning system with supplemental ice storing and cooling capacity

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    Weng, Kuo-Lianq (Taichung, TW); Weng, Kuo-Liang (Taichung, TW)

    1998-01-01

    The present air conditioning system with ice storing and cooling capacity can generate and store ice in its pipe assembly or in an ice storage tank particularly equipped for the system, depending on the type of the air conditioning system. The system is characterized in particular in that ice can be produced and stored in the air conditioning system whereby the time of supplying cooled air can be effectively extended with the merit that the operation cycle of the on and off of the compressor can be prolonged, extending the operation lifespan of the compressor in one aspect. In another aspect, ice production and storage in great amount can be performed in an off-peak period of the electrical power consumption and the stored ice can be utilized in the peak period of the power consumption so as to provide supplemental cooling capacity for the compressor of the air conditioning system whereby the shift of peak and off-peak power consumption can be effected with ease. The present air conditioning system can lower the installation expense for an ice-storing air conditioning system and can also be applied to an old conventional air conditioning system.

  18. Pressure Systems Stored-Energy Threshold Risk Analysis

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    Paulsen, Samuel S.

    2009-08-25

    Federal Regulation 10 CFR 851, which became effective February 2007, brought to light potential weaknesses regarding the Pressure Safety Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The definition of a pressure system in 10 CFR 851 does not contain a limit based upon pressure or any other criteria. Therefore, the need for a method to determine an appropriate risk-based hazard level for pressure safety was identified. The Laboratory has historically used a stored energy of 1000 lbf-ft to define a pressure hazard; however, an analytical basis for this value had not been documented. This document establishes the technical basis by evaluating the use of stored energy as an appropriate criterion to establish a pressure hazard, exploring a suitable risk threshold for pressure hazards, and reviewing the methods used to determine stored energy. The literature review and technical analysis concludes the use of stored energy as a method for determining a potential risk, the 1000 lbf-ft threshold, and the methods used by PNNL to calculate stored energy are all appropriate. Recommendations for further program improvements are also discussed

  19. Polycrystalline gamma plutonium's elastic moduli versus temperature

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    Migliori, Albert; Betts, J; Trugman, A; Mielke, C H; Mitchell, J N; Ramos, M; Stroe, I

    2009-01-01

    Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy was used to measure the elastic properties of pure polycrystalline {sup 239}Pu in the {gamma} phase. Shear and longitudinal elastic moduli were measured simultaneously and the bulk modulus was computed from them. A smooth, linear, and large decrease of all elastic moduli with increasing temperature was observed. They calculated the Poisson ratio and found that it increases from 0.242 at 519 K to 0.252 at 571 K. These measurements on extremely well characterized pure Pu are in agreement with other reported results where overlap occurs.

  20. Suggestions for Controlling Insects in Farm-Stored Grain. 

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    Hamman, Philip J.

    1982-01-01

    Suggestions B-1410 for Controlling Insects ? In Farm-Stored Grain The Texas A&M University System ? Texas Agricultural Extension Service JUN 2 0 2002 Zerle L. Carpenter . Director College Station Figure 1. The map shows, by regions, the degree... to which farm-stored grain in the United States is subject to insect attack: Region 1, little if any damage occurs to grain on the farm during the first season's storage. Region 2, insects may be troublesome during the first season. Region 3, insects...

  1. Deep--elastic scattering and asymptotics

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    S. M. Troshin; N. E. Tyurin

    2012-01-20

    Deep--elastic scattering and its role in discrimination of the possible absorptive and reflective asymptotic scattering mechanisms are discussed with emphasis on the difference in the experimental signatures related to production processes.

  2. Continuously-Variable Series-Elastic Actuator

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    Mooney, Luke M.

    Actuator efficiency is an important factor in the design of powered leg prostheses, orthoses, exoskeletons, and legged robots. A continuously-variable series-elastic actuator (CV-SEA) is presented as an efficient actuator ...

  3. Coiling of elastic rods on rigid substrates

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    Khalid Jawed, Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the deployment of a thin elastic rod onto a rigid substrate and study the resulting coiling patterns. In our approach, we combine precision model experiments, scaling analyses, and computer simulations towards ...

  4. Coiling of elastic rods on rigid substrates

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    Khalid Jawed, Mohammad

    We investigate the deployment of a thin elastic rod onto a rigid substrate and study the resulting coiling patterns. In our approach, we combine precision model experiments, scaling analyses, and computer simulations toward ...

  5. Mechanical behavior of elastic rods under constraint

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    Miller, James Thomas, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    We present the results of an experimental investigation of the mechanics of thin elastic rods under a variety of loading conditions. Four scenarios are explored, with increasing complexity: i) the shape of a naturally ...

  6. Elastic moduli of nickel and iron aluminides 

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    Manjigani, Sreedhar

    1993-01-01

    A research program has been completed on the dynamic elastic modulus measurements for several nickel and iron aluminide based intermetallics. The PUCOT (piezoelectric ultrasonic composite oscillator technique) was used for this purpose. Stress...

  7. Intraclass Price Elasticity & Electric Rate Design 

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    Gresham, K. E.

    1987-01-01

    beyond this becomes more elastic as usage increases. In the book "Innovative Electric, Rates," John Chamberlin and Charles Dickson utilize an economic model to test conservation programs. This model utilizes intrac1ass price elasticities and has a.... Utilities must rely on customer data and intuition to estimate customer response to rate changes. These methods have several downfalls. First, the customer data may not reflect customer behavior in an economic downturn. Second, the data may not exactly...

  8. Storing A Safe Emergency Drinking Water By Sharon Skipton,

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    containers and label each with the contents and the preparation date. Water treated in this manner canStoring A Safe Emergency Drinking Water Supply By Sharon Skipton, UNL Extension Water Quality and other property, loss of power, and in some cases an interruption in water supplies. Having a safe

  9. Temporal Support for Persistent Stored Modules Richard T. Snodgrass 1

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    Snodgrass, Richard T.

    -complete portion of SQL, that of persistent stored modules (PSM). Our approach requires minor new syntax beyond that already in SQL/Temporal to define and to invoke PSM procedures and functions, thereby extending a transformation that converts Temporal SQL/PSM to conventional SQL/PSM. To support sequenced eval- uation

  10. Global ecosystem services With their ability to capture and store

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Locatelli Carbon sequestration is recognised as a global ecosystem service (see box on next page such as the global climate (through carbon sequestration), the quantity and quality of water and the force of windsS Global ecosystem services With their ability to capture and store carbon, forests contribute

  11. Optimal Power Cost Management Using Stored Energy in Data Centers

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    Giles, C. Lee

    of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units as energy storage devices. This rep- resents a deviation from the usualOptimal Power Cost Management Using Stored Energy in Data Centers Rahul Urgaonkar, Bhuvan Urgaonkar work opens up a new area in data center power management. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.4

  12. Optimal Power Cost Management Using Stored Energy in Data Centers

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    Giles, C. Lee

    that arise by the use of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units as energy storage devices. This rep- resentsOptimal Power Cost Management Using Stored Energy in Data Centers Rahul Urgaonkar, Bhuvan Urgaonkar as the storage capacity is increased. Our work opens up a new area in data center power management. Categories

  13. An Argument for Archiving Facebook as a Heterogeneous Personal Store

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    Marshall, Cathy

    An Argument for Archiving Facebook as a Heterogeneous Personal Store Catherine C. Marshall not archive the contents of a major social media service like Facebook to ensure the permanence to archive social media: Facebook is not only viewed as private and vulnerable to violations of content

  14. Markov Process of Muscle Motors

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    Yu. Kondratiev; E. Pechersky; S. Pirogov

    2007-06-20

    We study a Markov random process describing a muscle molecular motor behavior. Every motor is either bound up with a thin filament or unbound. In the bound state the motor creates a force proportional to its displacement from the neutral position. In both states the motor spend an exponential time depending on the state. The thin filament moves at its velocity proportional to average of all displacements of all motors. We assume that the time which a motor stays at the bound state does not depend on its displacement. Then one can find an exact solution of a non-linear equation appearing in the limit of infinite number of the motors.

  15. Methods and apparatus for producing and storing positrons and protons

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    Akers, Douglas W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2010-07-06

    Apparatus for producing and storing positrons may include a trap that defines an interior chamber therein and that contains an electric field and a magnetic field. The trap may further include a source material that includes atoms that, when activated by photon bombardment, become positron emitters to produce positrons. The trap may also include a moderator positioned adjacent the source material. A photon source is positioned adjacent the trap so that photons produced by the photon source bombard the source material to produce the positron emitters. Positrons from the positron emitters and moderated positrons from the moderator are confined within the interior chamber of the trap by the electric and magnetic fields. Apparatus for producing and storing protons are also disclosed.

  16. Wind turbine tower for storing hydrogen and energy

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    Fingersh, Lee Jay (Westminster, CO)

    2008-12-30

    A wind turbine tower assembly for storing compressed gas such as hydrogen. The tower assembly includes a wind turbine having a rotor, a generator driven by the rotor, and a nacelle housing the generator. The tower assembly includes a foundation and a tubular tower with one end mounted to the foundation and another end attached to the nacelle. The tower includes an in-tower storage configured for storing a pressurized gas and defined at least in part by inner surfaces of the tower wall. In one embodiment, the tower wall is steel and has a circular cross section. The in-tower storage may be defined by first and second end caps welded to the inner surface of the tower wall or by an end cap near the top of the tower and by a sealing element attached to the tower wall adjacent the foundation, with the sealing element abutting the foundation.

  17. A management information system model for convenience stores 

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    Moede, Eric Arne

    1978-01-01

    Pesearch YI. SUMMARY. REFEREI'JCFS APPEf'lDIX A: Opinionnaire 1. Cover letter to President of Sample Compan1es "Typical" Organization Structure of Cor. venience Store F1rm 3. Opini onnai r Respondent Cover Letter 4. Mail Opinionnaire APPENDIX 8...: Summary of Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 3e. Controiler ? Level 4: Summary of Results 130 3f. Personnel Di r ctor ? Level 4: Summary of Results 133 President and Operation's Director: Summary of Results 136 VITA LIST...

  18. Nonlinear aeroelastic analysis of aircraft wing-with-store configurations 

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    Kim, Kiun

    2004-09-30

    AEROELASTIC ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT WING-WITH-STORE CONFIGURATIONS A Dissertation by KIUN KIM Submitted to the O±ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful¯llment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2004 Major Subject... wife has been very busy supporting my family. Without my wife's sacri¯ce, I could not have ¯nished my work. vi TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page I INTRODUCTION : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 1 A. Statement of Problem...

  19. Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIALU.S.Leadership on CleanUp Georgia Convenience Stores Lighting Up

  20. Elastic and Proton Dynamics of the DNA

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    V. L. Golo

    2008-03-28

    The subject of this report is the dynamics of elastic system in conjunction with hydrogen bonds of the DNA. We draw attention to the draw-back of the familiar rod model of the DNA, and make a case of constructing models that could accommodate the intrinsic structure of the DNA. In this respect studying the interplay among the elastic system and the protons of the DNA, is of interest, for it could accommodate the inter-strand as well as the tunneling modes of protons. Following this direction, we come to the conclusion that the elastic-proton dynamics may have a bearing on biophysics of the DNA. The phenomenon of point mutations is discussed within this framework.

  1. Optical theorem and elastic nucleon scattering

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    Milos V. Lokajicek; Vojtech Kundrat

    2009-06-22

    In the theoretical analysis of high-energy elastic nucleon scattering one starts commonly from the description based on the validity of optical theorem, which allows to derive the value of total cross section directly from the experimentally measured t-dependence of elastic differential cross section. It may be shown, however, that this theorem has been derived on the basis of one assumption that might be regarded perhaps as acceptable for long-range (e.g., Coulomb) forces but must be denoted as quite unacceptable for finite-range hadron forces. Consequently, the conclusions leading to the increase of total cross section with energy at higher collision energies must be newly analyzed. The necessity of new analysis concerns also the derivation of elastic scattering t-dependence at very low transverse momenta from measured data.

  2. Operation of the Australian Store.Synchrotron for macromolecular crystallography

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    Meyer, Grischa R. [Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Aragão, David; Mudie, Nathan J.; Caradoc-Davies, Tom T. [Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168 (Australia); McGowan, Sheena; Bertling, Philip J.; Groenewegen, David; Quenette, Stevan M. [Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Bond, Charles S. [The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Western Australia (Australia); Buckle, Ashley M. [Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Androulakis, Steve, E-mail: steve.androulakis@monash.edu [Monash Bioinformatics Platform, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia)

    2014-10-01

    The Store.Synchrotron service, a fully functional, cloud computing-based solution to raw X-ray data archiving and dissemination at the Australian Synchrotron, is described. The Store.Synchrotron service, a fully functional, cloud computing-based solution to raw X-ray data archiving and dissemination at the Australian Synchrotron, is described. The service automatically receives and archives raw diffraction data, related metadata and preliminary results of automated data-processing workflows. Data are able to be shared with collaborators and opened to the public. In the nine months since its deployment in August 2013, the service has handled over 22.4 TB of raw data (?1.7 million diffraction images). Several real examples from the Australian crystallographic community are described that illustrate the advantages of the approach, which include real-time online data access and fully redundant, secure storage. Discoveries in biological sciences increasingly require multidisciplinary approaches. With this in mind, Store.Synchrotron has been developed as a component within a greater service that can combine data from other instruments at the Australian Synchrotron, as well as instruments at the Australian neutron source ANSTO. It is therefore envisaged that this will serve as a model implementation of raw data archiving and dissemination within the structural biology research community.

  3. Nanoscale Surface and Interface Mechanics of Elastic-Plastic Media with Smooth, Patterned, and Rough Surfaces

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    Yin, Xi

    2011-01-01

    the elastic and plastic properties of the softer material Eof the elastic and plastic properties of the soft surfaceon the elastic and plastic properties of the soft surface (

  4. Contact Mechanics Modeling of Homogeneous and Layered Elastic-Plastic Media: Surface Roughness and Adhesion Effects

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    Song, Zhichao

    2012-01-01

    substrate elastic-plastic properties also play an importantof elastic-plastic material properties. The indentationand elastic-plastic materials properties by curve fitting

  5. Elastic building blocks for confined sheets

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    Robert D. Schroll; Eleni Katifori; Benny Davidovitch

    2010-12-17

    We study the behavior of thin elastic sheets that are bent and strained under the influence of weak, smooth confinement. We show that the emerging shapes exhibit the coexistence of two types of domains that differ in their characteristic stress distributions and energies, and reflect different constraints. A focused-stress patch is subject to a geometric, piecewise-inextensibility constraint, whereas a diffuse-stress region is characterized by a mechanical constraint - the dominance of a single component of the stress tensor. We discuss the implications of our findings for the analysis of elastic sheets that are subject to various types of forcing.

  6. Interaction of gravitational waves with an elastic solid medium

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    B. Carter

    2001-02-28

    Contents. 1. Introduction. 2. Kinematics of a Material Medium: Material Representation. 3. Kinematics of a Material Medium: Convected Differentials. 4. Kinematics of a Perfect Elastic Medium. 5. Small Gravitational Perturbations of an Elastic Medium.

  7. THE RESPONSE OF SOLIDS TO ELASTIC/ PLASTIC INDENTATION

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    Chiang, S.S.

    2013-01-01

    OF SOLIDS TO ELASTIC/PLASTIC INDENTATION S.S. Chiang, D.B.134. Table I Normalized Plastic Zone Size (B) and Materialken from the elastic/plastic boundary, surface intersection,

  8. Charting the complete elastic properties of inorganic crystalline compounds

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    de Jong, Maarten

    The elastic constant tensor of an inorganic compound provides a complete description of the response of the material to external stresses in the elastic limit. It thus provides fundamental insight into the nature of the ...

  9. Quasi-elastic Neutrino Scattering - an Overview

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    Jan T. Sobczyk

    2011-08-02

    A non-technical overview of charge current quasi-elastic neutrino interaction is presented. Many body computations of multinucleon ejection which is proposed to explain recent large axial mass measurements are discussed. A few comments on recent experimental results reported at NuInt11 workshop are included.

  10. On the Rheology of Cold Drawing. I. Elastic Materials*

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    On the Rheology of Cold Drawing. I. Elastic Materials* BERNARD D. COLEMAN and DANIEL C. NEWMAN effects and, therefore, can be treated by use of constitutive assumptions appropriate to elastic materials constitutive equation for incompressible,three-dimensional,elastic materials is explored in detail and is found

  11. Peeling, healing and bursting in a lubricated elastic sheet

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    Hosoi, Anette "Peko"

    Peeling, healing and bursting in a lubricated elastic sheet A. E. Hosoi and L. Mahadevan August 10 in a lubricated elastic sheet A. E. Hosoi1, and L. Mahadevan2, 1 Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory, Department 02138, USA (Dated: August 6, 2004) We consider the dynamics of an elastic sheet lubricated by the flow

  12. Energy scaling laws for conically constrained thin elastic Jeremy Brandman

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    Energy scaling laws for conically constrained thin elastic sheets Jeremy Brandman , Robert V. Kohn Classification: 74B20, 74K20 Keywords: d-cone, thin elastic sheets, energy scaling laws 1 Introduction 1 consistent with a conical deformation? In particular: ­ What is the elastic energy scaling law

  13. Where is DB config stored? | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EISTJThinWarsaw,What Is a Small Community WindWhere is DB config stored?

  14. Storing the Power of the Sun | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutory Authority for an SPR DrawdownStentMoreState EnergyStoring

  15. New Solutions of Half-Space Contact Problems Using Potential Theory, Surface Elasticity and Strain Gradient Elasticity 

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    Zhou, Songsheng

    2012-02-14

    - the adhesive contact mechanics, surface elasticity and strain gradient elasticity - are employed to study the mechanical behaviors of a semi-infinite solid induced by the boundary forces. A unified treatment of axisymmetric adhesive contact problems...

  16. Aging Enhances Indirect Flight Muscle Fiber Performance yet Decreases Flight Ability in Drosophila

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    Miller, Mark S.; Lekkas, Panagiotis; Braddock, Joan M.; Farman, Gerrie P.; Ballif, Bryan A.; Irving, Thomas C.; Maughan, David W.; Vigoreaux, Jim O. (IIT); (Vermont)

    2008-10-02

    We investigated the effects of aging on Drosophila melanogaster indirect flight muscle from the whole organism to the actomyosin cross-bridge. Median-aged (49-day-old) flies were flight impaired, had normal myofilament number and packing, barely longer sarcomeres, and slight mitochondrial deterioration compared with young (3-day-old) flies. Old (56-day-old) flies were unable to beat their wings, had deteriorated ultrastructure with severe mitochondrial damage, and their skinned fibers failed to activate with calcium. Small-amplitude sinusoidal length perturbation analysis showed median-aged indirect flight muscle fibers developed greater than twice the isometric force and power output of young fibers, yet cross-bridge kinetics were similar. Large increases in elastic and viscous moduli amplitude under active, passive, and rigor conditions suggest that median-aged fibers become stiffer longitudinally. Small-angle x-ray diffraction indicates that myosin heads move increasingly toward the thin filament with age, accounting for the increased transverse stiffness via cross-bridge formation. We propose that the observed protein composition changes in the connecting filaments, which anchor the thick filaments to the Z-disk, produce compensatory increases in longitudinal stiffness, isometric tension, power and actomyosin interaction in aging indirect flight muscle. We also speculate that a lack of MgATP due to damaged mitochondria accounts for the decreased flight performance.

  17. ORIGINAL PAPER Direct evidence that stomatogastric (Panulirus interruptus) muscle

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    Hooper, Scott

    and for building accurate muscle and muscle-containing biomechanical models. Passive force generationORIGINAL PAPER Direct evidence that stomatogastric (Panulirus interruptus) muscle passive responses. Discovery of giant sarcomere-span- ning proteins suggested muscle passive responses could arise from length

  18. EXCITABILITY OF ENGINEERED MUSCLE CONSTRUCTS, DENERVATED AND STIMULATED-DENERVATED MUSCLES OF RATS, AND CONTROL SKELETAL

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    Dennis, Robert G.

    , AND CONTROL SKELETAL MUSCLES IN NEONATAL, YOUNG, ADULT AND OLD MICE AND RATS. Robert G. Dennis, Douglas E. Dow for stimulated-denervated muscles or control muscles in young, adult, or old rodents. The R50 and C50 were: (1 of age), 0.45±0.03 & 0.86±0.03; young (1 to 5 months of age) and adult (8 to 14 months of age), 0

  19. Apparatus and methods for storing and releasing hydrogen

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    Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC)

    2000-01-01

    A rechargeable device that stores and discharges hydrogen is described. The device stores hydrogen in a solid form and supplies hydrogen as a gas when needed. The solid storage medium may be metal hydride in a ground particle form that avoids the need for compaction or other treatment. Dividers partition a container into separate chambers, each provided with a matrix, formed from an appropriate material like a thermally-conductive aluminum foam, which forms a number of cells. For proper chamber size, the ratio of chamber length to container diameter should be between about 0.5 and 2. Metal hydride particles (or other hydrogen storage medium) may be placed within the cells, which help prevent excessive particle settling. The container is provided with a hydrogen transfer port through which hydrogen gas passes upon either discharging from or charging of the metal hydride particles. A filter may be placed within the port to allow hydrogen to flow but prevent particles from escaping. A heat transferring surface is formed by, for instance, a channel that is thermally coupled with the aluminum foam. Fluid flows through the channel to deliver or remove heat during the respective hydrogen discharging or charging processes.

  20. Apparatus and methods for storing and releasing hydrogen

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    Heung, Leung K. (Aiken, SC)

    2001-01-01

    A rechargeable device that stores and discharges hydrogen is described. The device stores hydrogen in a solid form and supplies hydrogen as a gas when needed. The solid storage medium may be metal hydride in a ground particle form that avoids the need for compaction or other treatment. Dividers partition a container into separate chambers, each provided with a matrix, formed from an appropriate material like a thermally-conductive aluminum foam, which forms a number of cells. For proper chamber size, the ratio of chamber length to container diameter should be between about 0.5 and 2. Metal hydride particles (or other hydrogen storage medium) may be placed within the cells, which help prevent excessive particle settling. The container is provided with a hydrogen transfer port through which hydrogen gas passes upon either discharging from or charging of the metal hydride particles. A filter may be placed within the port to allow hydrogen to flow but prevent particles from escaping. A heat transferring surface is formed by, for instance, a channel that is thermally coupled with the aluminum foam. Fluid flows through the channel to deliver or remove heat during the respective hydrogen discharging or charging processes.

  1. Innovation for Food Retail: The 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores

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    Find the presentation for the June 3, 2015 webinar on the 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores.

  2. Periodic homogenization and material symmetry in linear elasticity

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    Mariya Ptashnyk; Brian Seguin

    2015-05-07

    Here homogenization theory is used to establish a connection between the symmetries of a periodic elastic structure associated with the microscopic properties of an elastic material and the material symmetries of the effective, macroscopic elasticity tensor. Previous results of this type exist but here more general symmetries on the microscale are considered. Using an explicit example, we show that it is possible for a material to be fully anisotropic on the microscale and yet have a nontrivial material symmetry group on the macroscale. Another example demonstrates that not all material symmetries of the macroscopic elastic tensor are generated by symmetries of the periodic elastic structure.

  3. Acrinathrin, effective varroacide and its residues in stores, honey and wax

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Acrinathrin, effective varroacide and its residues in stores, honey and wax Synthetic pyrethroids in honey, stores and wax. Honey and stores were extracted by hexane, wax was dissolved in acetonitrile quantity of acrinathrin into the untreated honey and wax. After 25 d exposure of the preparation

  4. HybridStore: An Efficient Data Management System for Hybrid Flash-Based Sensor Devices

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    Baras, John S.

    HybridStore: An Efficient Data Management System for Hybrid Flash-Based Sensor Devices Baobing WangStore, a novel efficient resource- aware data management system for flash-based sensor devices to store and query, designing an efficient resource- aware data management system for flash-based sensor devices is a very

  5. Energy Stored in a Capacitor What is the potential energy, U, of a

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    Energy Stored in a Capacitor What is the potential energy, U, of a charged capacitor? Think of U energy by discharging capacitor VqWU == #12;Energy Stored in a Capacitor Charge capacitor by transferring takes positive work to charge capacitor #12;Energy Stored in a Capacitor At given instance potential

  6. Hall viscosity from elastic gauge fields in Dirac crystals

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    Cortijo, Alberto; Landsteiner, Karl; Vozmediano, María A H

    2015-01-01

    The combination of Dirac physics and elasticity has been explored at length in graphene where the so--called "elastic gauge fields" have given rise to an entire new field of research and applications: Straintronics. The fact that these elastic fields couple to fermions as the electromagnetic field, implies that many electromagnetic responses will have elastic counterparts not explored before. In this work we will first show that the presence of elastic gauge fields will be the rule rather than the exception in most of the topologically non--trivial materials in two and three dimensions. In particular we will extract the elastic gauge fields associated to the recently observed Weyl semimetals, the "three dimensional graphene". As it is known, quantum electrodynamics suffers from the chiral anomaly whose consequences have been recently explored in matter systems. We will show that, associated to the physics of the anomalies, and as a counterpart of the Hall conductivity, elastic materials will have a Hall visco...

  7. Relativistic Elasticity of Stationary Fluid Branes

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    Jay Armas; Niels A. Obers

    2012-10-18

    Fluid mechanics can be formulated on dynamical surfaces of arbitrary co-dimension embedded in a background space-time. This has been the main object of study of the blackfold approach in which the emphasis has primarily been on stationary fluid configurations. Motivated by this approach we show under certain conditions that a given stationary fluid configuration living on a dynamical surface of vanishing thickness and satisfying locally the first law of thermodynamics will behave like an elastic brane when the surface is subject to small deformations. These results, which are independent of the number of space-time dimensions and of the fluid arising from a gravitational dual, reveal the (electro)elastic character of (charged) black branes when considering extrinsic perturbations.

  8. Relativistic Elasticity of Stationary Fluid Branes

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    Armas, Jay

    2012-01-01

    Fluid mechanics can be formulated on dynamical surfaces of arbitrary co-dimension embedded in a background space-time. This has been the main object of study of the blackfold approach in which the emphasis has primarily been on stationary fluid configurations. Motivated by this approach we show under certain conditions that a given stationary fluid configuration living on a dynamical surface of vanishing thickness and satisfying locally the first law of thermodynamics will behave like an elastic brane when the surface is subject to small deformations. These results, which are independent of the number of space-time dimensions and of the fluid arising from a gravitational dual, reveal the (electro)elastic character of (charged) black branes when considering extrinsic perturbations.

  9. Packing of elastic wires in flexible shells

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    Vetter, Roman; Herrmann, Hans J

    2015-01-01

    The packing problem of long thin filaments that are injected into confined spaces is of fundamental interest for physicists, biologists and materials engineers alike. How linear threads pack and coil is well known only for the ideal case of rigid containers, however. Here, we force long elastic rods into flexible spatial confinement borne by an elastic shell to examine under which conditions recently acquired knowledge on wire packing in rigid spheres breaks down. We find that unlike in rigid cavities, friction plays a key role by giving rise to the emergence of two distinct packing patterns. At low friction, the wire densely coils into an ordered toroidal bundle with semi-ellipsoidal cross section, while at high friction, it packs into a highly disordered, self-similar structure. These two morphologies are shown to be separated by a continuous phase transition.

  10. Packing of elastic wires in flexible shells

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    Roman Vetter; Falk K. Wittel; Hans J. Herrmann

    2015-04-03

    The packing problem of long thin filaments that are injected into confined spaces is of fundamental interest for physicists, biologists and materials engineers alike. How linear threads pack and coil is well known only for the ideal case of rigid containers, however. Here, we force long elastic rods into flexible spatial confinement borne by an elastic shell to examine under which conditions recently acquired knowledge on wire packing in rigid spheres breaks down. We find that unlike in rigid cavities, friction plays a key role by giving rise to the emergence of two distinct packing patterns. At low friction, the wire densely coils into an ordered toroidal bundle with semi-ellipsoidal cross section, while at high friction, it packs into a highly disordered, self-similar structure. These two morphologies are shown to be separated by a continuous phase transition.

  11. Environmental bias and elastic curves on surfaces

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    Jemal Guven; Dulce María Valencia; Pablo Vázquez-Montejo

    2014-08-15

    The behavior of an elastic curve bound to a surface will reflect the geometry of its environment. This may occur in an obvious way: the curve may deform freely along directions tangent to the surface, but not along the surface normal. However, even if the energy itself is symmetric in the curve's geodesic and normal curvatures, which control these modes, very distinct roles are played by the two. If the elastic curve binds preferentially on one side, or is itself assembled on the surface, not only would one expect the bending moduli associated with the two modes to differ, binding along specific directions, reflected in spontaneous values of these curvatures, may be favored. The shape equations describing the equilibrium states of a surface curve described by an elastic energy accommodating environmental factors will be identified by adapting the method of Lagrange multipliers to the Darboux frame associated with the curve. The forces transmitted to the surface along the surface normal will be determined. Features associated with a number of different energies, both of physical relevance and of mathematical interest, are described. The conservation laws associated with trajectories on surface geometries exhibiting continuous symmetries are also examined.

  12. An Expression for the Granular Elastic Energy

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    Yimin Jiang; Hepeng Zheng; Zheng Peng; Liping Fu; Shixiong Song; Qicheng Sun; Michael Mayer; Mario Liu

    2012-06-13

    Granular Solid Hydrodynamics (GSH) is a broad-ranged continual mechanical description of granular media capable of accounting for static stress distributions, yield phenomena, propagation and damping of elastic waves, the critical state, shear band, and fast dense flow. An important input of GSH is an expression for the elastic energy needed to deform the grains. The original expression, though useful and simple, has some draw-backs. Therefore, a slightly more complicated expression is proposed here that eliminates three of them: (1) The maximal angle at which an inclined layer of grains remains stable is increased from $26^\\circ$ to the more realistic value of $30^\\circ$. (2)Depending on direction and polarization, transverse elastic waves are known to propagate at slightly different velocities. The old expression neglects these differences, the new one successfully reproduces them. (3) Most importantly, the old expression contains only the Drucker-Prager yield surface. The new one contains in addition those named after Coulomb, Lade-Duncan and Matsuoka-Nakai -- realizing each, and interpolating between them, by shifting a single scalar parameter.

  13. Risk and Machine Protection for Stored Magnetic and Beam Energies

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    Todd, B

    2015-01-01

    Risk is a fundamental consideration when designing electronic systems. For most systems a view of risk can assist in setting design objectives, whereas both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of risk is mandatory when considering protection systems. This paper gives an overview of the risks due to stored magnetic and beam energies in high-energy physics, and shows how a risk-based approach can be used to design new systems mitigating these risks, using a lifecycle inspired by IEC 61508. Designing new systems in high-energy physics can be challenging as new and novel techniques are difficult to quantify and predict. This paper shows how the same lifecycle approach can be used in reverse to analyse existing systems, following their operation and first experiences.

  14. Complete wetting of elastically responsive substrates

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    N. R. Bernardino; S. Dietrich

    2012-02-07

    We analyze theoretically complete wetting of a substrate supporting an array of parallel, vertical plates which can tilt elastically. The adsorbed liquid tilts the plates, inducing clustering, and thus modifies the substrate geometry. In turn, this change in geometry alters the wetting properties of the substrate and, consequently, the adsorption of liquid. This geometry-wetting feedback loop leads to stepped adsorption isotherms with each step corresponding to an abrupt change in the substrate geometry. We discuss how this can be used for constructing substrates with tunable wetting and adsorption properties.

  15. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF BIPERIODIC SURFACES FOR ELASTIC ...

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    2015-06-16

    scattering problem for elastic wave scattering by biperiodic surfaces in three ...... we obtained power series expansions for both the scalar and vector potential ...

  16. Numerical simulations for width fluctuations in compound elastic...

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    simulations for width fluctuations in compound elastic and inelastic scattering at low energies Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Numerical simulations for width...

  17. Elastic properties of saturated porous rocks with aligned fractures

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    2003-12-02

    Elastic properties of fluid saturated porous media with aligned fractures can be studied using the ...... that are in hydraulic equilibrium with the fractures, the.

  18. Observation of elastic collisions between lithium atoms and calcium ions

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    Haze, Shinsuke; Fujinaga, Munekazu; Mukaiyama, Takashi

    2013-01-01

    We observed elastic collisions between laser-cooled fermionic lithium atoms and calcium ions at the energy range from 100 mK to 3 K. Lithium atoms in an optical-dipole trap were transported to the center of the ion trap using an optical tweezer technique, and a spatial overlap of the atoms and ions was realized in order to observe the atom-ion interactions. The elastic scattering rate was determined from the decay of atoms due to elastic collisions with ions. The collision-energy dependence of the elastic scattering cross-section was consistent with semi-classical collision theory.

  19. Storing hydroelectricity to meet peak-hour demand

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    Valenti, M.

    1992-04-01

    This paper reports on pumped storage plants which have become an effective way for some utility companies that derive power from hydroelectric facilities to economically store baseload energy during off-peak hours for use during peak hourly demands. According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, Calif., 36 of these plants provide approximately 20 gigawatts, or about 3 percent of U.S. generating capacity. During peak-demand periods, utilities are often stretched beyond their capacity to provide power and must therefore purchase it from neighboring utilities. Building new baseload power plants, typically nuclear or coal-fired facilities that run 24 hours per day seven days a week, is expensive, about $1500 per kilowatt, according to Robert Schainker, program manager for energy storage at the EPRI. Schainker the that building peaking plants at $400 per kilowatt, which run a few hours a day on gas or oil fuel, is less costly than building baseload plants. Operating them, however, is more expensive because peaking plants are less efficient that baseload plants.

  20. Sulfur gas emissions from stored flue-gas-desulfurization sludges

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    Adams, D.F.; Farwell, S.O.

    1980-01-01

    In field studies conducted for the Electric Power Research Institute by the University of Washington (1978) and the University of Idaho (1979), 13 gas samples from sludge storage sites at coal-burning power plants were analyzed by wall-coated open-tube cryogenic capillary-column gas chromatography with a sulfur-selective flame-photometric detector. Hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide, dimethyl sulfide, carbon disulfide, and dimethyl disulfide were identified in varying concentrations and ratios in the emissions from both operating sludge ponds and landfills and from FGD sludge surfaces that had been stored in the open for 3-32 mo or longer. Other sulfur compounds, probably propanethiols, were found in emissions from some sludges. Chemical ''stabilization/fixation'' sulfate-sulfite ratio, sludge water content, and temperature were the most significant variables controlling sulfur gas production. The average sulfur emissions from each of the 13 FGD storage sites ranged from 0.01 to 0.26 g/sq m/yr sulfur.

  1. Neutrinos from Stored Muons nuSTORM: Expression of Interest

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    Adey, D; Ankenbrandt, C M; Asfandiyarov, R; Back, J J; Barker, G; Baussan, E; Bayes, R; Bhadra, S; Blackmore, V; Blondel, A; Bogacz, S A; Booth, C; Boyd, S B; Bravar, A; Brice, S J; Bross, A D; Cadoux, F; Cease, H; Cervera, A; Cobb, J; Colling, D; Coney, L; Dobbs, A; Dobson, J; Donini, A; Dornan, P J; Dracos, M; Dufour, F; Edgecock, R; Evans, J; Geelhoed, M; George, M A; Ghosh, T; de Gouvea, A; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Haesler, A; Hanson, G; Harrison, P F; Hartz, M; Hernandez, P; Hernando-Morata, J A; Hodgson, P J; Huber, P; Izmaylov, A; Karadhzov, Y; Kobilarcik, T; Kopp, J; Kormos, L; Korzenev, A; Kurup, A; Kuno, Y; Kyberd, P; Lagrange, J P; Laing, A M; Link, J; Liu, A; Long, K R; McCauley, N; McDonald, K T; Mahn, K; Martin, C; Martin, J; Mena, O; Mishra, S R; Mokhov, N; Morfin, J; Mori, Y; Murray, W; Neuffer, D; Nichol, R; Noah, E; Palmer, M A; Parke, S; Pascoli, S; Pasternak, J; Popovic, M; Ratoff, P; Ravonel, M; Rayner, M; Ricciardi, S; Rogers, C; Rubinov, P; Santos, E; Sato, A; Scantamburlo, E; Sedgbeer, J K; Smith, D R; Smith, P J; Sobczyk, J T; Soldner-Rembold, S; Soler, F J P; Sorel, M; Stahl, A; Stanco, L; Stamoulis, P; Striganov, S; Tanaka, H; Taylor, I J; Touramanis, C; Tunnell, C D; Uchida, Y; Vassilopoulos, N; Wascko, M O; Wilking, M J; Weber, A; Wildner, E; Winter, W; Yang, U K

    2013-01-01

    The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum spread of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: serve the future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programmes by providing definitive measurements of electron-neutrino- and muon-neutrino-nucleus cross sections with percent-level precision; allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; and constitute the essential first step in the incremental development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. Of the world's proton-accelerator laboratories, only CERN and FNAL have the infrastructure required to mount nuSTORM. Since no siting decision has yet been taken, the purpose of this Expression of Interest (EoI) is to request the resources required to: investigate in detail how nuSTORM could be implemented at CERN; and develop options for decisive European contrib...

  2. Thermal Analysis of ZPPR High Pu Content Stored Fuel

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    Solbrig, Charles W.; Pope, Chad L.; Andrus, Jason P.

    2014-01-01

    The Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) operated from April 18, 1969, until 1990. ZPPR operated at low power for testing nuclear reactor designs. This paper examines the temperature of Pu content ZPPR fuel while it is in storage. Heat is generated in the fuel due to Pu and Am decay and is a concern for possible cladding damage. Damage to the cladding could lead to fuel hydriding and oxidizing. A series of computer simulations were made to determine the range of temperatures potentially occuring in the ZPPR fuel. The maximum calculated fuel temperature is 292°C (558°F). Conservative assumptions in themore »model intentionally overestimate temperatures. The stored fuel temperatures are dependent on the distribution of fuel in the surrounding storage compartments, the heat generation rate of the fuel, and the orientation of fuel. Direct fuel temperatures could not be measured but storage bin doors, storage sleeve doors, and storage canister temperatures were measured. Comparison of these three temperatures to the calculations indicates that the temperatures calculated with conservative assumptions are, as expected, higher than the actual temperatures. The maximum calculated fuel temperature with the most conservative assumptions is significantly below the fuel failure criterion of 600°C (1,112°F).« less

  3. Neutrinos from Stored Muons nuSTORM: Expression of Interest

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    D. Adey; S. K. Agarwalla; C. M. Ankenbrandt; R. Asfandiyarov; J. J. Back; G. Barker; E. Baussan; R. Bayes; S. Bhadra; V. Blackmore; A. Blondel; S. A. Bogacz; C. Booth; S. B. Boyd; A. Bravar; S. J. Brice; A. D. Bross; F. Cadoux; H. Cease; A. Cervera; J. Cobb; D. Colling; L. Coney; A. Dobbs; J. Dobson; A. Donini; P. J. Dornan; M. Dracos; F. Dufour; R. Edgecock; J. Evans; M. A. George; T. Ghosh; A. deGouvea; J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; A. Haesler; G. Hanson; M. Geelhoed; P. F. Harrison; M. Hartz; P. Hernandez; J. A. Hernando-Morata; P. J. Hodgson; P. Huber; A. Izmaylov; Y. Karadhzov; T. Kobilarcik; J. Kopp; L. Kormos; A. Korzenev; A. Kurup; Y. Kuno; P. Kyberd; J. P. Lagrange; A. M. Laing; J. Link; A. Liu; K. R. Long; N. McCauley; K. T. McDonald; K. Mahn; C. Martin; J. Martin; O. Mena; S. R. Mishra; N. Mokhov; J. Morfin; Y. Mori; W. Murray; D. Neuffer; R. Nichol; E. Noah; M. A. Palmer; S. Parke; S. Pascoli; J. Pasternak; M. Popovic; P. Ratoff; M. Ravonel; M. Rayner; S. Ricciardi; C. Rogers; P. Rubinov; E. Santos; A. Sato; E. Scantamburlo; J. K. Sedgbeer; D. R. Smith; P. J. Smith; J. T. Sobczyk; S. Soldner-Rembold; F. J. P. Soler; M. Sorel; A. Stahl; L. Stanco; P. Stamoulis; S. Striganov; H. Tanaka; I. J. Taylor; C. Touramanis; C. D. Tunnel; Y. Uchida; N. Vassilopoulos; M. O. Wascko; A. Weber; E. Wildner; M. J. Wilking; W. Winter; U. K. Yang

    2013-05-07

    The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum spread of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: serve the future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programmes by providing definitive measurements of electron-neutrino- and muon-neutrino-nucleus cross sections with percent-level precision; allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; and constitute the essential first step in the incremental development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. Of the world's proton-accelerator laboratories, only CERN and FNAL have the infrastructure required to mount nuSTORM. Since no siting decision has yet been taken, the purpose of this Expression of Interest (EoI) is to request the resources required to: investigate in detail how nuSTORM could be implemented at CERN; and develop options for decisive European contributions to the nuSTORM facility and experimental programme wherever the facility is sited. The EoI defines a two-year programme culminating in the delivery of a Technical Design Report.

  4. Histological, physical, and chemical factors of various lamb muscles 

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    Tschirhart, Tara Elizabeth

    2004-09-30

    Muscles (n = 18) were dissected from each side of twenty lamb carcasses. Muscles from the right sides of the carcasses were used to determine weight, length, width, minimum and maximum thickness, objective color measurements, water-holding capacity...

  5. Muscle synergies evoked by microstimulation are preferentially encoded during behavior

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    Overduin, Simon A.

    Electrical microstimulation studies provide some of the most direct evidence for the neural representation of muscle synergies. These synergies, i.e., coordinated activations of groups of muscles, have been proposed as ...

  6. Optimal workloop energetics of muscle-actuated systems

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    Farahat, Waleed A. (Waleed Ahmed), 1975-

    2007-01-01

    Skeletal muscles are the primary actuators that power, stabilize and control locomotive and functional motor tasks in biological systems. It is well known that coordinated action and co-activation of multiple muscles give ...

  7. Comparison of elastic and inelastic analyses

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    Ammerman, D. J.; Heinstein, M. W.; Wellman, G. W.

    1992-01-01

    The use of inelastic analysis methods instead of the traditional elastic analysis methods in the design of radioactive material (RAM) transport packagings leads to a better understanding of the response of the package to mechanical loadings. Thus, better assessment of the containment, thermal protection, and shielding integrity of the package after a structural accident event can be made. A more accurate prediction of the package response can lead to enhanced safety and also allow for a more efficient use of materials, possibly leading to a package with higher capacity or lower weight This paper will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using inelastic analysis in the design of RAM shipping packages. When using inelastic analysis the entire nonlinear response of the material must be known, including the effects of temperature changes and strain rate. There currently is not an acceptance criteria for this type of analysis that is approved by regulatory agencies. Inelastic analysis acceptance criteria based on failure stress, failure strain, or plastic energy density could be developed. For both elastic and inelastic analyses it is also important to include other sources of stress in the analyses, such as fabrication stresses, thermal stresses, stresses from bolt preloading, and contact stresses at material interfaces.

  8. Initial Stress Symmetry and Applications in Elasticity

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    Artur L. Gower; Pasquale Ciarletta; Michel Destrade

    2015-06-16

    An initial stress within a solid can arise to support external loads or from processes such as thermal expansion in inert matter or growth and remodelling in living materials. For this reason it is useful to develop a mechanical framework of initially stressed solids irrespective of how this stress formed. An ideal way to do this is to write the free energy density $\\Psi= \\Psi(\\boldsymbol F, \\boldsymbol {\\tau})$ in terms of initial stress $\\boldsymbol \\tau$ and the elastic deformation gradient $\\boldsymbol F$. In this paper we present a new constitutive condition for initially stressed materials, which we call the initial stress symmetry (ISS). We focus on two consequences of this symmetry. First we examine how ISS restricts the free energy density $\\Psi = \\Psi (\\boldsymbol F, \\boldsymbol \\tau) $ and present two examples of $\\Psi (\\boldsymbol F, \\boldsymbol \\tau)$ that satisfy ISS. Second we show that the initial stress can be derived from the Cauchy stress and the elastic deformation gradient. To illustrate we take an example from biomechanics and calculate the optimal Cauchy stress within an artery subjected to internal pressure. We then use ISS to derive the optimal target residual stress for the material to achieve after remodelling.

  9. An investigation of the standard equation for the energy hoarded in an Elastic Material during elongation and a bid to crack the anomalies by including the parameters neglected for deriving the standard equation

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    Aasis Vinayak. P. G

    2006-07-29

    Paper examines the validity and soundness of the standard equation derived to find the amount of energy stored inside an elastic material when it is stretched. The paper also tries to include the parameters that where neglected while deriving the so-called standard equation and thus by trying to solve the anomalies associated with it. The paper suggests a new equation that can solve the problems.

  10. The Low-Energy State of Circulating Stored Ion Beams: Crystalline Beams

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    Wei, J.

    2008-01-01

    Proc. of the Workshop on Crystalline Ion Beams, Werheim,Critical Temperatures for Crystalline Beams", Proc. of theCirculating Stored Ion Beams: Crystalline Beams J. Wei, X. -

  11. Chemical compounds and toxicological assessments of drinking water stored in polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

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    Short, Daniel

    Chemical compounds and toxicological assessments of drinking water stored in polyethyleneMS, gas chromatographyemass spectrometry; HDPE, high density polyethylene; HULYs, human blood lymphocytes

  12. Saving & Storing Annual Evaluations & Conflict of Interest/Compensated Outside Activity Forms

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Saving & Storing Annual Evaluations & Conflict of Interest/Compensated Outside Activity Forms....................................................................................................................................................7 NOTE: Accessing the folders to save Annual Evaluations and Conflict of Interest

  13. Introduction An Optoelectronic Muscle Contraction Sensor

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    Greenaway, Alan

    with individual channels for wiring 1. Introduction An Organic LED (OLED) Making a Sensor ·Shine Infrared light process techniques ·Tunable emission ·Can emit and detect light Disadvantages ·Currently expensive contraction by measuring a change in the differential parallel-to-perpendicular scattering of light in muscle

  14. Techniques for Modeling Muscle-Induced Forces in Finite Element

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    Dumont, Elizabeth R.

    program was written to interface with a commercial finite element analysis tool to automatically apply: finite element analysis; muscle force; skull; muscle loading alogorithm, biting Finite element analysisTechniques for Modeling Muscle- Induced Forces in Finite Element Models of Skeletal Structures IAN

  15. Noncontacting benchtop measurements of the elastic properties of shales

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    Boise State University

    Noncontacting benchtop measurements of the elastic properties of shales Thomas E. Blum1 , Ludmila the elastic anisotropy of horizontal shale cores. Whereas conventional transducer data contained an ambigu shales were almost surely exaggerated by delamination of clay platelets and microfracturing, but provided

  16. Elastic nucleon scattering at small angles at LHC energies

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    S. V. Goloskokov; S. P. Kuleshov; O. V. Selyugin

    1997-07-02

    Predictions of the elastic proton-proton cross sections at energies of LHC are calculate on the base of the high energy dynamical model. The growth of $ds/dt$ at fixed transfer momenta are shown. The form of eikonal of elastic hadron scattering at super high energies is discussed.

  17. Nitrogen Contamination in Elastic Neutron Scattering Songxue Chi,ab

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    Lynn, Jeffrey W.

    Nitrogen Contamination in Elastic Neutron Scattering Songxue Chi,ab Jeffrey W. Lynn,a* Ying Chen a neutron scattering measurement is a contribution to the background, especially in inelastic measurements of having N2 in the sample environment system during elastic neutron scattering measurements on a single

  18. Static self-gravitating elastic bodies in Einstein gravity

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    Lars Andersson; Robert Beig; Bernd Schmidt

    2009-01-12

    We prove that given a stress-free elastic body there exists, for sufficiently small values of the gravitational constant, a unique static solution of the Einstein equations coupled to the equations of relativistic elasticity. The solution constructed is a small deformation of the relaxed configuration. This result yields the first proof of existence of static solutions of the Einstein equations without symmetries.

  19. Net Balanced Floorplanning Based on Elastic Energy Model

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    Nannarelli, Alberto

    Net Balanced Floorplanning Based on Elastic Energy Model Wei Liu and Alberto Nannarelli Dept variations can introduce extra signal skew, it is desirable to have floorplans with balanced net delays based on the elastic energy model. The B*-tree, which is based on an ordered binary tree, is used

  20. Modeling Elastic Properties in Finite-Element Analysis: How Much

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    Modeling Elastic Properties in Finite- Element Analysis: How Much Precision Is Needed to Produce analysis was investigated using a finite-element model of a Macaca fascicularis skull. Four finite-element realistically using the orthotropic elastic properties employed in analysis 4. Results suggest that finite-element

  1. WHIRLING OF A CANTILEVER ELASTIC SHAFT SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL PRESSURE

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    Newland, David E.

    11 WHIRLING OF A CANTILEVER ELASTIC SHAFT SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL PRESSURE D. E. Newland* This paper is a theoretical study of the whirling of a cantilever elastic shaft subjected to external pressure. The whirling speeds are shown to depend on the variation of pressure and area along the shaft and the lowest whirling

  2. Elastic and Conductive Properties of Plasma-Sprayed Ceramic Coatings

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    Sevostianov, Igor

    Elastic and Conductive Properties of Plasma-Sprayed Ceramic Coatings in Relation and conductive properties of plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings in terms of relevant microstructural parameters sprayed 1. Introduction The present review discusses the elastic stiffness of plasma-sprayed ceramic

  3. Quasi-static analysis of elastic behavior for some systems having higher fracture densities.

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    Berryman, J.G.

    2010-01-01

    J. Microcracks, and the static and dynamic elastic constantsQuasi-static analysis of elastic behavior for some systemssemi-analytical estimates of quasi-static elastic moduli for

  4. Elastic wave-turbulence and intermittency

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    Chibbaro, Sergio

    2015-01-01

    Weak Wave Turbulence is a powerful theory to predict statistical observables of diverse relevant physical phenomena, such as ocean waves, magnetohydrodynamics and nonlinear optics. The theory is based upon an asymptotic closure permitted in the limit of small nonlinearity. Here, we explore the possible deviations from this mean-field framework, in terms of anomalous scaling, focusing on the case of elastic plates. We establish the picture of the possible behaviors at varying the extent of nonlinearity, and we show that the mean-field theory is appropriate when all excited scales remain dominated by linear dynamics. The other picture is non-trivial and our results suggest that, when large scales contain much energy, the cascade sustains extreme events at small scales and the system displays intermittency.

  5. Elastic interactions between 2D geometric defects

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    Michael Moshe; Eran Sharon; Raz Kupferman

    2015-10-13

    In this paper, we introduce a methodology applicable to a wide range of localized two-dimensional sources of stress. This methodology is based on a geometric formulation of elasticity. Localized sources of stress are viewed as singular defects---point charges of the curvature associated with a reference metric. The stress field in the presence of defects can be solved using a scalar stress function that generalizes the classical Airy stress function to the case of materials with nontrivial geometry. This approach allows the calculation of interaction energies between various types of defects. We apply our methodology to two physical systems: shear-induced failure of amorphous materials and the mechanical interaction between contracting cells.

  6. Hysteretic nonlinear elasticity of Berea sandstone at low-vibrational strain revealed by dynamic acousto-elastic testing

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    in the Earth. In the laboratory, the disturbance that induces elastic changes is a low-frequency wave sandstone as a function of the applied low-frequency (LF) axial strain (varied from 10À7 to 10À5 the wave speed is measured as a function of the applied static load. Dynamic acousto-elasticity uses low-frequency

  7. Feed and Farm Supply Store Managers' Perceptions of Employee Training as a Contributor to Competitive Advantage 

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    Springfield, Henry C., III

    2010-01-15

    The purpose of this study was to assess the perception held by managers of feed and farm supply stores in Texas regarding the contribution of employee training to the competitiveness of the firm, determine if managers of feed and farm supply stores...

  8. A Method Countries Can Use to Estimate Changes in Carbon Stored in Harvested Wood Products and

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    A Method Countries Can Use to Estimate Changes in Carbon Stored in Harvested Wood Products to carbon stored in harvested wood products (HWP) and for evaluating uncertainty. The method uses data suggest that uncertainty is most sensitive to uncertainty in production data for solid- wood products

  9. Storing Hazardous Waste In Your Laboratory EPA Compliance Fact Sheet: Revision 1

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    Wikswo, John

    Storing Hazardous Waste In Your Laboratory EPA Compliance Fact Sheet: Revision 1 Vanderbilt.safety.vanderbilt.edu HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTAINERS Hazardous waste must be stored in containers (including lids) made of materials that are compatible with the waste. Hazardous waste containers must be in good condition and free of leaks or any

  10. The obligation to surface periodically and replenish oxygen stores limits the underwater foraging capacity of marine

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    Burns, Jennifer M.

    , but also aids in conserving water and energy during terrestrial fasts (Ortiz et al., 1978; Costa and Ortiz with animal size and age. In adults, total body oxygen stores are proportional to body mass (Mb; Kooyman, 1989 animals have higher mass-specific metabolic rates and lower mass-specific total body oxygen stores

  11. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Walmart opens hiring center to staff new grocery store

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Walmart opens hiring center to staff new grocery store Jan Engoren jengoren@tribune.com November 28, 2012 If you do a Google search of Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Stores construction, the Boynton grocery will sit on the site of the former Winn-Dixie, which closed in 2010. Walmart

  12. Dynamic On-the-Fly Minimum Cost Benchmarking for Storing Generated Scientific

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    Yang, Yun

    IEEEProof Dynamic On-the-Fly Minimum Cost Benchmarking for Storing Generated Scientific Datasets some generated datasets to save the storage cost but more computation cost is incurred for regeneration with efficient algorithms for dynamic yet practical on-the-fly minimum cost benchmarking of storing generated

  13. Chain-store Pricing and the Structure of Retail Matthew Olczak

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    Feigon, Brooke

    Chain-store Pricing and the Structure of Retail Markets by Matthew Olczak ESRC Centre-stores are becoming an increasingly significant form of retailing across UK high-streets. Many markets are now. In the UK retail sector multiple retailers increased their market share from around 23% in 1950 to 65

  14. Non--Atomic Components of Data Flow Diagrams: Stores, Persistent Flows,

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    Symanzik, Jürgen

    Non--Atomic Components of Data Flow Diagrams: Stores, Persistent Flows, and Tests for Empty Flows J NON--ATOMIC COMPONENTS OF DATA FLOW DIAGRAMS: STORES, PERSISTENT FLOWS, AND TESTS FOR EMPTY FLOWS of these common features of traditional Data Flow Diagrams elevates the expressive power of FDFD's, or whether

  15. Evidence of a Shift in the Short-Run Price Elasticity of Gasoline Demand

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    Hughes, Jonathan; Knittel, Christopher R; Sperling, Dan

    2007-01-01

    Basic Model TABLE 3 Price and Income Elasticities – BasicSpecifications TABLE 8 Price and Income Elasticities –constant 2000 dollars Table 7 Price Income Interaction Model

  16. Mechanical and Elastic Property Evaluation of n- and p-type Skutterudi...

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    and Elastic Property Evaluation of n- and p-type Skutterudites This talk discusses the mechanical and elastic properties of skutterudites and the steps used to obtain them -...

  17. Storing files in a parallel computing system based on user-specified parser function

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    Faibish, Sorin; Bent, John M; Tzelnic, Percy; Grider, Gary; Manzanares, Adam; Torres, Aaron

    2014-10-21

    Techniques are provided for storing files in a parallel computing system based on a user-specified parser function. A plurality of files generated by a distributed application in a parallel computing system are stored by obtaining a parser from the distributed application for processing the plurality of files prior to storage; and storing one or more of the plurality of files in one or more storage nodes of the parallel computing system based on the processing by the parser. The plurality of files comprise one or more of a plurality of complete files and a plurality of sub-files. The parser can optionally store only those files that satisfy one or more semantic requirements of the parser. The parser can also extract metadata from one or more of the files and the extracted metadata can be stored with one or more of the plurality of files and used for searching for files.

  18. Thermal Analysis of ZPPR High Pu Content Stored Fuel

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    Charles W. Solbrig; Chad Pope; Jason Andrus

    2014-09-01

    This paper estimates the temperature of high Pu content ZPPR fuel while in storage to determine the probablilty of fuel damage during storage. The Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) is an experimental reactor which has been decomissioned. It ran only at extremely low power, for testing nuclear reactor designs and was operated as a criticality facility from April 18, 1969 until decommissioned in 1990. Its fuel was manufactured in 1967 and has been in storage since the reactor was decomissioned. Heat is generated in the fuel due to Pu and Am decay and is a concern for possible fuel damage. Any damage to the cladding would be expected to lead to the fuel hydriding and oxidizing over a long period of storage as was described in the analysis of the damage to the ZPPR uranium fuel resulting in the fuel becoming unuseable and a large potential source of contamination. (Ref. Solbrig, 1994). A series of computer runs were made to scope out the range of temperatures that can occur in the ZPPR fuel in storage. The maximum calculated conservative fuel temperature is high (292 degrees C [558 degrees F]) in spite of the fact that the fuel element heat generation rates seem quite low, between 35 and 10 W for containers (called clamshells) full of fuel. However, the ZPPR storage bins, built for safeguards, are very effective insulators. The calculated clamshells and the cavity doors temperatures are also high. No record exists of people receiving skin burns by touching the cavity doors or clamshells, which indicates the computed temperatures may be higher than actual. (Note, gloves are worn when handling hotter clamshells.) Given the high calculated temperatures, a cursory measurement program was conducted to calibrate the calculated results. The measurement of bin doors, cavity doors, and clamshell temperatures would be easy to make if it were not for regulations resulting from security and potential contamination. Due to conservative assumptions in the model like high heat transfer contact resistance between contact surfaces (such as between the fuel and the clamshell), the calculated temperatures are intended to be overestimated. The temperatures of the stored fuel in a particular clamshell are dependent, among other parameters, on the distribution of fuel in the surrounding storage compartments, the heat generation rate of the fuel, and the orientation of fuel in the clamshell (parallel or perpendicular to the door). The distribution of fuel in this analysis was selected to give higher temperatures than actual distributions might give. Due to possible contamination and security concerns, fuel temperatures could not be measured but the bin doors, storage sleeve doors, and clamshell temperatures could be and were measured. The comparison of these three temperatures to the calculations indicates that the temperatures calculated with conservative assumptions are higher than the actual temperatures. This implies that the calculated fuel temperatures are higher than actual also. The maximum calculated fuel temperature with the most conservative assumptions (292 degrees C, (558 degrees F)) is significantly below the no fuel failure criterion of 600 degrees C (1,112 degrees F). Some fuel failures have occurred but these results indicate that the failures are not due to high temperatures encountered in fuel storage.

  19. Hall viscosity from elastic gauge fields in Dirac crystals

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    Alberto Cortijo; Yago Ferreirós; Karl Landsteiner; María A. H. Vozmediano

    2015-06-16

    The combination of Dirac physics and elasticity has been explored at length in graphene where the so--called "elastic gauge fields" have given rise to an entire new field of research and applications: Straintronics. The fact that these elastic fields couple to fermions as the electromagnetic field, implies that many electromagnetic responses will have elastic counterparts not explored before. In this work we will first show that the presence of elastic gauge fields will be the rule rather than the exception in most of the topologically non--trivial materials in two and three dimensions. In particular we will extract the elastic gauge fields associated to the recently observed Weyl semimetals, the "three dimensional graphene". As it is known, quantum electrodynamics suffers from the chiral anomaly whose consequences have been recently explored in matter systems. We will show that, associated to the physics of the anomalies, and as a counterpart of the Hall conductivity, elastic materials will have a Hall viscosity in two and three dimensions with a coefficient orders of magnitude bigger than the previously studied response. The magnitude and generality of the new effect will greatly improve the chances for the experimental observation of this topological, non dissipative response.

  20. Bulk elastic fingering instability in Hele-Shaw cells

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    Baudouin Saintyves; Olivier Dauchot; Elisabeth Bouchaud

    2013-08-17

    We demonstrate experimentally the existence of a purely elastic fingering instability which arises when air penetrates into an elastomer confined in a Hele-Shaw cell. Fingers appear sequentially and propagate within the bulk of the material as soon as a critical strain, independent of the elastic modulus, is exceeded. Their width depends non-linearly on the distance between the confining glass plates. A key element in the driving force of the instability is the adhesion of layers of gels to the plates, which results in a considerable expense of elastic energy during the growth of the air bubble.

  1. Elastic properties of gamma-Pu by resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

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    Migliori, Albert; Betts, J; Trugman, A; Mielke, C H; Mitchell, J N; Ramos, M; Stroe, I

    2009-01-01

    Despite intense experimental and theoretical work on Pu, there is still little understanding of the strange properties of this metal. We used resonant ultrasound spectroscopy method to investigate the elastic properties of pure polycrystalline Pu at high temperatures. Shear and longitudinal elastic moduli of the {gamma}-phase of Pu were determined simultaneously and the bulk modulus was computed from them. A smooth linear and large decrease of all elastic moduli with increasing temperature was observed. We calculated the Poisson ratio and found that it increases from 0.242 at 519K to 0.252 at 571K.

  2. Random parking, Euclidean functionals, and rubber elasticity

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    Antoine Gloria; Mathew D. Penrose

    2012-03-06

    We study subadditive functions of the random parking model previously analyzed by the second author. In particular, we consider local functions $S$ of subsets of $\\mathbb{R}^d$ and of point sets that are (almost) subadditive in their first variable. Denoting by $\\xi$ the random parking measure in $\\mathbb{R}^d$, and by $\\xi^R$ the random parking measure in the cube $Q_R=(-R,R)^d$, we show, under some natural assumptions on $S$, that there exists a constant $\\bar{S}\\in \\mathbb{R}$ such that % $$ \\lim_{R\\to +\\infty} \\frac{S(Q_R,\\xi)}{|Q_R|}\\,=\\,\\lim_{R\\to +\\infty}\\frac{S(Q_R,\\xi^R)}{|Q_R|}\\,=\\,\\bar{S} $$ % almost surely. If $\\zeta \\mapsto S(Q_R,\\zeta)$ is the counting measure of $\\zeta$ in $Q_R$, then we retrieve the result by the second author on the existence of the jamming limit. The present work generalizes this result to a wide class of (almost) subadditive functions. In particular, classical Euclidean optimization problems as well as the discrete model for rubber previously studied by Alicandro, Cicalese, and the first author enter this class of functions. In the case of rubber elasticity, this yields an approximation result for the continuous energy density associated with the discrete model at the thermodynamic limit, as well as a generalization to stochastic networks generated on bounded sets.

  3. Passive tomography for elastic waves in solids

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    Mikael Carmona; Olivier Michel; Jean-Louis Lacoume; Nathalie Sprynski; Barbara Nicolas

    2011-03-24

    In this paper we derive relations between the cross-correlation of ambient noises recorded at two different points and the Green's function of the elastic waves in a medium with viscous damping. The Green's function allows to estimate physical parameters such as speeds or distances. Furthermore, this work is extended by introducing the Green's correlation function proposed by J-L. Lacoume in [Lacoume07]. Some recent works proved the possible reconstruction of the Green's function for scalar waves from the cross-correlation function of ambient noise. In this work, we consider vector waves propagating in a three dimensional solid medium. Two approaches are developed. Firstly, we extend theoretical derivations proposed by Y. Colin de Verdi`ere in [ColinDeVerdiere09], relating cross-correlation of scalar waves to 1D Green's function using linear operator theory. The second approach recasts the three dimensional problem in the framework of Fourier theory. This allows to improve physical understanding of the underlying physical processes as outlined in [Lacoume07].

  4. Bayesian prediction of modulus of elasticity of self consolidated concrete 

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    Bhattacharjee, Chandan

    2009-05-15

    Current models of the modulus of elasticity, E , of concrete recommended by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are derived only for normally vibrated concrete...

  5. Applications of the thermodynamics of elastic, crystalline materials 

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    Si, Xiuhua

    2006-10-30

    The thermodynamic behaviors of multicomponent, elastic, crystalline solids under stress and electro-magnetic fields are developed, including the extension of Euler�s equation, Gibbs equation, Gibbs-Duhem equation, the conditions to be expected...

  6. Kinematic quantities of finite elastic and plastic deformation

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    T. Fülöp; P. Ván

    2012-03-05

    Kinematic quantities for finite elastic and plastic deformations are defined via an approach that does not rely on auxiliary elements like reference frame and reference configuration, and that gives account of the inertial-noninertial aspects explicitly. These features are achieved by working on Galilean spacetime directly. The quantity expressing elastic deformations is introduced according to its expected role: to measure how different the current metric is from the relaxed/stressless metric. Further, the plastic kinematic quantity is the change rate of the stressless metric. The properties of both are analyzed, and their relationship to frequently used elastic and plastic kinematic quantities is discussed. One important result is that no objective elastic or plastic quantities can be defined from deformation gradient.

  7. Finite Difference Elastic Wave Modeling Including Surface Topography

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    Al Muhaidib, Abdulaziz

    2011-01-01

    Surface topography and the weathered zone (i.e., heterogeneity near the earth’s surface) have great effects on elastic wave propagation. Both surface waves and body waves are contaminated by scattering and conversion by ...

  8. Preconditioning for the mixed formulation of linear plane elasticity 

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    Wang, Yanqiu

    2005-11-01

    In this dissertation, we study the mixed ?nite element method for the linear plane elasticity problem and iterative solvers for the resulting discrete system. We use the Arnold-Winther Element in the mixed ?nite element discretization...

  9. Instrumentation for multiaxial mechanical testing of inhomogeneous elastic membranes

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    Herrmann, Ariel Marc

    2006-01-01

    This thesis presents the design, development, and construction of an instrument for biaxial mechanical testing of inhomogeneous elastic membranes. The instrument incorporates an arrangement of linear motion stages for ...

  10. Elastic wave propagation in an irregularly layered medium Rossana Vaia

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    Komatitsch, Dimitri

    Sismologie (URA 195), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, 4, Place Jussieu, 75252 -Paris Cedex 05, France by basin-induced surface waves (Kawase [1]). Analytical solutions of elastic wave propagation problems

  11. Elastic energy of proteins and the stages of protein folding

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    Lei, Jinzhi

    2010-01-01

    We propose a universal elastic energy for proteins, which depends only on the radius of gyration $R_{g}$ and the residue number $N$. It is constructed using physical arguments based on the hydrophobic effect and hydrogen bonding. Adjustable parameters are fitted to data from the computer simulation of the folding of a set of proteins using the CSAW (conditioned self-avoiding walk) model. The elastic energy gives rise to scaling relations of the form $R_{g}\\sim N^{\

  12. Keeping mom and pop fresh : strategies for getting produce into corner stores

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    Hadwin, Angela J

    2012-01-01

    Availability of fresh, healthy produce for low-income people is a growing concern for advocates and public officials concerned with health disparities and diet-related disease. Healthy corner store conversions are a promising ...

  13. An Analysis of Energy Consumption in Grocery Stores in a Hot and Humid Climate 

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    Mukhopadhyay, Jaya

    2013-04-09

    , which could potentially participate in the sharing of energy across building boundaries. To better utilize energy resources the study proposed the implementation of a cogeneration facility to supply energy primarily to the store. Surplus energy generated...

  14. Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy

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    Nadja Kutz

    2012-02-13

    A proposal to store unsteady energy in potential energy via lifting masses with a rough quantitative overview. Some applications and methods to harvest the potential energy are also given. A focus is put on photovoltaically generated energy.

  15. Control of Systems that Store Renewable Energy Neda Edalat, Mehul Motani

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    Huang, Longbo

    Control of Systems that Store Renewable Energy Neda Edalat, Mehul Motani Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore neda@nus.edu.sg, motani@nus.edu.sg Jean Walrand

  16. ELECTRICAL STIMULATION REDUCES AGE RELATED ATROPHY AND WEAKNESS IN EDL MUSCLES OF RATS

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    Dennis, Robert G.

    the atrophy and weakness. We electrically stimulated EDL muscles of adult and old rats during a 2 month period of denervation. The control muscles of old rats had declines in muscle mass and maximum force compared with adult control muscles. Denervated muscles of either adult or old rats had even larger declines. Stimulated

  17. Skeletal muscle biomechanics drives intramuscular transport of locally delivered drugs

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    Wu, Peter I-Kung

    2007-01-01

    Introduction: Effective local drug delivery to contractile tissues such as skeletal muscle requires a thorough understanding of the impact of mechanical loads on intramuscular pharmacokinetics. Current preparations for ...

  18. Porous Elasticity: Lectures on the elasticity of porous materials as an application of the theory of mixtures 

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    Bowen, Ray M.

    2014-01-22

    This work was originally planned as a textbook exploiting the structure of the Theory of Mixtures as the basis for the study of porous elasticity. The decision to write this book was made approximately thirty years ago! ...

  19. Nucleon and $?$ elastic and transition form factors

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    Jorge Segovia; Ian C. Cloet; Craig D. Roberts; Sebastian M. Schmidt

    2014-09-03

    We compute nucleon and Delta elastic and transition form factors, and compare predictions made using a framework built upon a Faddeev equation kernel and interaction vertices that possess QCD-like momentum dependence with results obtained using a vector-vector contact-interaction. The comparison emphasises that experiment is sensitive to the momentum dependence of the running couplings and masses in the strong interaction sector of the Standard Model and highlights that the key to describing hadron properties is a veracious expression of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in the bound-state problem. Amongst the results we describe, the following are of particular interest: $G_E^p(Q^2)/G_M^p(Q^2)$ possesses a zero at $Q^2=9.5GeV^2$; any change in the interaction which shifts a zero in the proton ratio to larger $Q^2$ relocates a zero in $G_E^n(Q^2)/G_M^n(Q^2)$ to smaller $Q^2$; and there is likely a value of momentum transfer above which $G_E^n>G_E^p$. Regarding the $\\Delta(1232)$-baryon, we find that, inter alia: the electric monopole form factor exhibits a zero; the electric quadrupole form factor is negative, large in magnitude, and sensitive to the nature and strength of correlations in the $\\Delta(1232)$ Faddeev amplitude; and the magnetic octupole form factor is negative so long as rest-frame P- and D-wave correlations are included. In connection with the N-to-Delta transition, the momentum-dependence of the magnetic transition form factor, $G_M^\\ast$, matches that of $G_M^n$ once the momentum transfer is high enough to pierce the meson-cloud; and the electric quadrupole ratio is a keen measure of diquark and orbital angular momentum correlations.

  20. Measurement of the antineutrino neutral-current elastic differential cross section

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    Aguilar-Arevalo, A. ?A.; Brown, B. ?C.; Bugel, L.; Cheng, G.; Church, E. ?D.; Conrad, J. ?M.; Dharmapalan, R.; Djurcic, Z.; Finley, D. ?A.; Ford, R.; et al

    2015-01-08

    We report the measurement of the flux-averaged antineutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross section (d??-barN??-barN/dQ2) on CH2 by the MiniBooNE experiment using the largest sample of antineutrino neutral current elastic candidate events ever collected. The ratio of the antineutrino to neutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross sections and a ratio of the antineutrino neutral current elastic to antineutrino charged current quasi elastic cross sections are also presented.

  1. Measurement of the antineutrino neutral-current elastic differential cross section

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    Aguilar-Arevalo, A. ?A.; Brown, B. ?C.; Bugel, L.; Cheng, G.; Church, E. ?D.; Conrad, J. ?M.; Dharmapalan, R.; Djurcic, Z.; Finley, D. ?A.; Ford, R.; Garcia, F. ?G.; Garvey, G. ?T.; Grange, J.; Huelsnitz, W.; Ignarra, C.; Imlay, R.; Johnson, R. ?A.; Karagiorgi, G.; Katori, T.; Kobilarcik, T.; Louis, W. ?C.; Mariani, C.; Marsh, W.; Mills, G. ?B.; Mirabal, J.; Moore, C. ?D.; Mousseau, J.; Nienaber, P.; Osmanov, B.; Pavlovic, Z.; Perevalov, D.; Polly, C. ?C.; Ray, H.; Roe, B. ?P.; Russell, A. ?D.; Shaevitz, M. ?H.; Spitz, J.; Stancu, I.; Tayloe, R.; Van de Water, R. ?G.; Wascko, M. ?O.; White, D. ?H.; Wickremasinghe, D. ?A.; Zeller, G. ?P.; Zimmerman, E. ?D.

    2015-01-01

    We report the measurement of the flux-averaged antineutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross section (d??-barN??-barN/dQ2) on CH2 by the MiniBooNE experiment using the largest sample of antineutrino neutral current elastic candidate events ever collected. The ratio of the antineutrino to neutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross sections and a ratio of the antineutrino neutral current elastic to antineutrino charged current quasi elastic cross sections are also presented.

  2. Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying Postures and Movements

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    Loeb, Gerald E.

    Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying Postures muscles in the rhesus monkey. II. Electromyographic patterns of activation underlying pos- tures provide the opportunity to assess reliably electromyographic (EMG) activ- ity in muscles not accessible

  3. Cadence, power, and muscle activation in cycle ergometry

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    Cadence, power, and muscle activation in cycle ergometry BRIAN R. MACINTOSH, RICHARD R. NEPTUNE, and JOHN F. HORTON Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA ABSTRACT MACINTOSH, B. R., R. R. NEPTUNE, and J. F. HORTON. Cadence, power, and muscle

  4. Introduction Muscles consume metabolic energy both when performing

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    muscle force cyclically at high frequencies. Substantial metabolic energy is expended to perform isolated2390 Introduction Muscles consume metabolic energy both when performing mechanical work and when occurs at an efficiency of up to 25% (Woledge et al., 1985). Less straightforward is the cost

  5. Modeling Masticatory Muscle Force in Finite Element Analysis

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    Modeling Masticatory Muscle Force in Finite Element Analysis: Sensitivity Analysis Using Principal: electromyography; muscle force; mastication; primates; principal coordinates analysis; finite element analysis Our Origins, University of Arizona, Tempe, Arizona ABSTRACT Our work on a finite element model of the skull

  6. Introduction Specialization of muscle fibres is an important and widespread

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    Kier, William M.

    ; LaRoe, 1971; Lee et al., 1994; Neill and Cullen, 1974; Nicol and O'Dor, 1985). Kinematic analysis; Syme and Josephson, 2002). Less is known, however, about the mechanisms of muscle specialization into the mechanisms of muscle specialization in squid and other cephalopods and to describe experiments designed

  7. Hydrogen, Deuterium and Tritium in Palladium: An Elastic Constants Study

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    Bach, H.T.; Schwarz, R.B.; Tuggle, D.G.

    2005-07-15

    We have used resonant ultrasound spectroscopy to measure the three independent elastic constants of Pd-H, Pd-D, and Pd-T single crystal at 300K as a function of hydrogen, deuterium, and tritium concentration, respectively. The addition of interstitial H (D, or T) atoms, located at (0,1/2,0) in the fcc Pd lattice, affects all three elastic constants C', C{sub 44}, and B. In the mixed ({alpha}+{beta}) phase, and with increasing H isotope, the shear modulus C' shows an abnormal softening whereas C{sub 44} and B do not. This is explained in terms of Zener-type an elastic relaxations affecting the shape of the hydride phases in the coherent({alpha}+{beta}) two-phase mixture In the single {beta}-phase, C' shows a strong isotope dependence whereas C{sub 44} and B show none. This behavior is explained in terms of differences in the excitation of optical phonons. In Pd-T, {sup 3}He is produced by the radioactive decay of tritium. We have measured in situ the swelling and the change in the elastic constants in Pd-T as a function of aging time. Aging ({sup 3}He formation) affects all three elastic constants. These measurements are being used to understand the early stages of {sup 3}H-{sup 3}He cluster formation in aged Pd-T crystal.

  8. Influence of store dimensions and auxiliary volume configuration on the performance of medium-sized solar combisystems

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    Lundh, Magdalena; Zass, Katrin; Wilhelms, Claudius; Vajen, Klaus; Jordan, Ulrike

    2010-07-15

    To increase the fractional energy savings achieved with solar thermal combisystems the store volume may be increased. Installation of large stores in single-family houses is, however, often limited by space constraints. In this article the influence of the store dimensions, as well as internal and external auxiliary volume configurations, are investigated for large solar water stores by annual dynamic TRNSYS simulations. The results show that store sizes up to 4 m{sup 3} may be used in solar heating systems with 30 m{sup 2} collector area. It is further shown that well-insulated stores are rather insensitive to the geometry. Stores deviating from the conventional dimensions still yield high fractional energy savings. Furthermore, the simulations show that the performance of an internal auxiliary volume configuration in most cases exceeds that of a solution with an external auxiliary unit. The practical limitations of very thin auxiliary volumes must, however, be further investigated. (author)

  9. In-situ fault detection apparatus and method for an encased energy storing device

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    Hagen, Ronald A. (Stillwater, MN); Comte, Christophe (Montreal, CA); Knudson, Orlin B. (Vadnais Heights, MN); Rosenthal, Brian (Stillwater, MN); Rouillard, Jean (Saint-Luc, CA)

    2000-01-01

    An apparatus and method for detecting a breach in an electrically insulating surface of an electrically conductive power system enclosure within which a number of series connected energy storing devices are disposed. The energy storing devices disposed in the enclosure are connected to a series power connection. A detector is coupled to the series connection and detects a change of state in a test signal derived from the series connected energy storing devices. The detector detects a breach in the insulating layer of the enclosure by detecting a state change in the test signal from a nominal state to a non-nominal state. A voltage detector detects a state change of the test signals from a nominal state, represented by a voltage of a selected end energy storing device, to a non-nominal state, represented by a voltage that substantially exceeds the voltage of the selected opposing end energy storing device. Alternatively, the detector may comprise a signal generator that produces the test signal as a time-varying or modulated test signal and injects the test signal into the series connection. The detector detects the state change of the time-varying or modulated test signal from a nominal state, represented by a signal substantially equivalent to the test signal, to a non-nominal state, representative by an absence of the test signal.

  10. Statistical theory of elastic constants of cholesteric liquid crystals

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    A. Kapanowski

    2009-10-20

    A statistical theory of cholesteric liquid crystals composed of short rigid biaxial molecules is presented. It is derived in the thermodynamic limit at a small density and a small twist. The uniaxial (biaxial) cholesteric phase is regarded as a distorted form of the uniaxial (biaxial) nematic phase. The chirality of the interactions and the implementation of the inversion to the rotation matrix elements are discussed in detail. General microscopic expressions for the elastic constants are derived. The expressions involve the one-particle distribution function and the potential energy of two-body short-range interactions. It is shown that the elastic constants determine the twist of the phase. The stability condition for the cholesteric and nematic phases is presented. The theory is used to study unary and binary systems. The temperature and concentration dependence of the order parameters, the elastic constants and the twist of the phase are obtained. The possibility of phase separation is not investigated.

  11. Elastic monopoles and external torques in nematic liquid crystal colloids

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    O. M. Tovkach; S. B. Chernyshuk; B. I. Lev

    2013-11-19

    Up to now it is commonly believed that a colloidal particle suspended in a nematic liquid crystal never produces elastic monopoles because this violates the mechanical equilibrium condition. And the only way to obtain deformations of director field falling off with distance as r^{-1} is to exert an external torque \\Gamma_{ext} on the colloid \\cite{de_Gennes}. In this paper we demonstrate that this statement is not quite correct and elastic monopoles, as well as dipoles and quadrupoles, can be induced without any external influence just by the particle itself. A behavior of a spherical colloidal particle with asymmetric anchoring strength distribution is considered theoretically. It is demonstrated that such a particle when suspended in a nematic host can produce director deformations decreasing as $r^{-1}$, i.e. elastic monopoles, by itself without any external influence.

  12. The Invalidity of the Laplace Law for Biological Vessels and of Estimating Elastic Modulus from Total Stress vs. Strain: a New Practical Method

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    Francesco Costanzo; James G. Brasseur

    2013-02-05

    The quantification of the stiffness of tubular biological structures is often obtained, both in vivo and in vitro, as the slope of total transmural hoop stress plotted against hoop strain. Total hoop stress is typically estimated using the "Laplace law." We show that this procedure is fundamentally flawed for two reasons: Firstly, the Laplace law predicts total stress incorrectly for biological vessels. Furthermore, because muscle and other biological tissue are closely volume-preserving, quantifications of elastic modulus require the removal of the contribution to total stress from incompressibility. We show that this hydrostatic contribution to total stress has a strong material-dependent nonlinear response to deformation that is difficult to predict or measure. To address this difficulty, we propose a new practical method to estimate a mechanically viable modulus of elasticity that can be applied both in vivo and in vitro using the same measurements as current methods, with care taken to record the reference state. To be insensitive to incompressibility, our method is based on shear stress rather than hoop stress, and provides a true measure of the elastic response without application of the Laplace law. We demonstrate the accuracy of our method using a mathematical model of tube inflation with multiple constitutive models. We also re-analyze an in vivo study from the gastro-intestinal literature that applied the standard approach and concluded that a drug-induced change in elastic modulus depended on the protocol used to distend the esophageal lumen. Our new method removes this protocol-dependent inconsistency in the previous result.

  13. First-principles elastic properties of (alpha)-Pu

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    Soderlind, P; Klepeis, J E

    2008-11-04

    Density-functional electronic structure calculations have been used to investigate the ambient pressure and low temperature elastic properties of the ground-state {alpha} phase of plutonium metal. The electronic structure and correlation effects are modeled within a fully relativistic anti-ferromagnetic treatment with a generalized gradient approximation for the electron exchange and correlation functionals. The 13 independent elastic constants, for the monoclinic {alpha}-Pu system, are calculated for the observed geometry. A comparison of the results with measured data from resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for a cast sample is made.

  14. Tearing of thin sheets: Cracks interacting through an elastic ridge

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    Fabian Brau

    2014-12-17

    We study the interaction between two cracks propagating quasistatically during the tearing of a thin brittle sheet. We show that the cracks attract each other following a path described by a power law resulting from the competition between elastic and fracture energies. The power law exponent (8/11) is in close agreement with experiments. We also show that a second (asymptotic) regime, with an exponent of 9/8, emerges for small distances between the two crack tips due to the finite transverse curvature of the elastic ridge joining them.

  15. Electromagnetically-induced transparency and light storing of a pair of pulses

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    A. Raczynski; J. Zaremba; S. Zielinska-Kaniasty

    2003-07-30

    Electromagnetically-induced transparency and light storing are studied in the case of a medium of atoms in a double Lambda configuration, both in terms of dark- and bright-state polatitons and atomic susceptibility. It is proven that the medium can be made transparent simultaneously for two pulses following their self-adjusting so that a condition for an adiabatic evolution has become fulfilled. Analytic formulas are given for the shapes and phases of the transmitted/stored pulses. The level of transparency can be regulated by adjusting the heights and phases of the control fields.

  16. Drop Formation and Breakup of Low Viscosity Elastic Fluids: Effects of Molecular Weight and Concentration

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    Tirtaatmadja, Viyada

    2007-01-23

    The dynamics of drop formation and pinch-off have been investigated for a series of low viscosity elastic fluids possessing similar shear viscosities, but differing substantially in elastic properties. On initial approach ...

  17. An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances

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    Dale, Larry

    2008-01-01

    D. and R. Rao. Effect of Price on the Demand for Durables:1997 Tellis, G. The Price Elasticity of Selective Demand: A1997 4 G. Tellis. "The Price Elasticity of Selective Demand:

  18. Limitations of Preisach Theory: Elastic aftereffect, congruence, and end point memory

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    of the hysteresis in rocks that can be found is shown by Adams and Coker [1906]. Elastic after of the Preisach model, a hysteretic rock ``domain'' or elastic unit opens at one stress and closes at another

  19. A probabilistic model for bounded elasticity tensor random fields with application to polycrystalline

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -bounded positive-definite matrix-valued random fields in the context of mesoscale modeling of heterogeneous elastic; Heterogeneous materials; Apparent elasticity tensor; Mesoscale modeling; Random field; Non-Gaussian. $ J

  20. Elastic and plastic properties of soils influencing the design of rigid pavements 

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    Khuri, Fuad I.

    1954-01-01

    This analytical model predicts the stress concentration around an elastic, spherical particle in an elastic-plastic metal matrix using strain gradient plasticity theory and a finite unit cell. The model reduces to the special case with a spherical...

  1. Efficient control of series elastic actuators through the exploitation of resonant modes

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    Albert, Kevin B. (Kevin Bjorn)

    2007-01-01

    This thesis explores the efficiency potential inherent to series elastic actuators during oscillatory tasks. Series elastic actuators have a spring intentionally placed at the actuator output that provides good force ...

  2. Elastic-plastic analysis of the transition divertor joint for high performance divertor target plate

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    Navaei, Dara

    2011-01-01

    locations of principal plastic strains in 3D warm and coldthe ARIES Team “Elastic-Plastic analysis of the transitionSAN DIEGO Elastic-Plastic Analysis of the Transition

  3. An Asymptotic Numerical Method for Inverse Elastic Shape Design Changxi Zheng

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    Grinspun, Eitan

    ]: Computational Geom- etry and Object Modeling--Physically based modeling; Keywords: elastic fabrication, 3D printing, finite element methods, nonlinear optimization Links: DL PDF VIDEO CODE 1 Introduction Elastic

  4. Contact Mechanics Modeling of Homogeneous and Layered Elastic-Plastic Media: Surface Roughness and Adhesion Effects

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    Song, Zhichao

    2012-01-01

    Greenwood, J.A. , 1997. Adhesion of elastic spheres. Proc.to the Maugis model of adhesion between elastic spheres. J.determination of interfacial adhesion properties by wedge

  5. Elasticity-aware Virtual Machine Placement for Cloud Datacenters

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    Wu, Jie

    Elasticity-aware Virtual Machine Placement for Cloud Datacenters Kangkang Li, Jie Wu, and Adam computing, the cloud datacenter suffers from both limited resources and the variation of users' requests in datacenters, satisfying the VMs' requested resources of users is the primary objective, neglecting future

  6. Wrinkling of Pressurized Elastic Shells Dominic Vella,1

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    Vaziri, Ashkan

    the formation of localized structures formed by the point loading of an internally pressurized elastic shell that pressurized shells are subject to a wrinkling instability. We study wrinkling in depth, presenting scaling-pong player knows, objects with an intrinsic curvature suffer a surprising mode of instability in which

  7. Dynamic Simulations of Elastic Rods for Medical Applications 

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    Nuti, Sravani

    2014-12-05

    This study deals with a detailed development of a computational model based on the Cosserat rod theory to describe the motion of elastic filaments such as threads and hair. The need for a simulation software for the act of suturing has motivated...

  8. CAPITAL FOR ENERGY AND INTER-FUEL ELASTICITIES OF SUBSTITUTION

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    CAPITAL FOR ENERGY AND INTER- FUEL ELASTICITIES OF SUBSTITUTION FROM A TECHNOLOGY SIMULATION MODEL: Christopher G.F. Bataille Energy Research Group School of Resource and Environmental Management Simon Fraser to make a cost comparison of potential greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement policies. Our primary tools

  9. np elastic spin transfer measurements at 788 MeV 

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    McNaughton, M. W.; Koch, K.; Supek, I.; Tanaka, N.; McNaughton, K. H.; Riley, P. J.; Ambrose, DA; Johnson, J. D.; Smith, A.; Glass, G.; Hiebert, John C.; Northcliffe, L. C.; Simon, A. J.; Adams, D. L.; Ransome, R. D.; Clayton, D. B.; Spinka, H. M.; Jepperson, R. H.; Tripard, G. E.

    1991-01-01

    We have measured the spin-transfer parameters K(LL), K(SL), K(LS), and K(SS) at 788 MeV from 47-degrees to 177-degrees c.m., and also uncovered a 10-16 % normalization discrepancy which affects all previous np elastic spin data from LAMPF. Results...

  10. Time Delay Plot for Pion-Nucleon Elastic Scattering

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    Mohamed E. Kelabi

    2012-01-14

    We evaluated the time delay plot in the established region of the Delta(1232) resonance through the use of elastic scattering phase shift analysis of the partial wave amplitude P33. The pole position and width of the Delta(1232) resonance were obtained and found in agreement with earlier calculations.

  11. SYMMETRIC NON-CONFORMING MIXED FINITE ELEMENTS FOR LINEAR ELASTICITY

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    Guzmán, Johnny

    . However, stress elements are difficult to design due to two requirements. First, due to conservation finite elements satisfying both these requirements have been designed in [1, 8, 4, 3]. But the mainSYMMETRIC NON-CONFORMING MIXED FINITE ELEMENTS FOR LINEAR ELASTICITY J. GOPALAKRISHNAN AND J. GUZM

  12. Revenue Management for Cognitive Spectrum Underlay Networks: An Interference Elasticity

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    Huang, Jianwei

    to the large body of work on uplink power control with pricing for CDMA networks (e.g., [5]­[10] and a recent a total received interference power constraint at the primary user's receiver. The transmission power1 Revenue Management for Cognitive Spectrum Underlay Networks: An Interference Elasticity

  13. Negative Poisson's Ratio Behavior Induced by an Elastic Instability

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    Reis, Pedro Miguel

    for the development of a new class of materials which take advantage of such behavior. Here we exploit elastic. Reis, Stephen Willshaw, and Tom Mullin When materials are compressed along a particular axis transverse and longitudinal strains. The majority of materials are characterized by a positive Poisson

  14. Neutron-deuteron elastic scattering and three-nucleon force

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    Chtangeev, Maxim B

    2005-01-01

    The differential cross section for neutron-deuteron elastic scattering was measured at six angles over the center-of-mass angular range 65? - 1300? and incident neutron energies 140 - 240 MeV at the LANSCE/WNR facility of ...

  15. Elastic effects in the foaming of thermoplastics Celeste Sagui,1

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    Grant, Martin

    . Inside an extruder, the foams are pre- pared by dissolving a small molecular species, such as CO2 , whichElastic effects in the foaming of thermoplastics Celeste Sagui,1 Luc Piche´,1,2 Abdelhadi Sahnoune1063-651X 98 16109-3 PACS number s : 83.80.Bp, 61.25.Hq, 82.70.Rr Polymeric foams have gained

  16. Hybrid Simulation Modeling to Estimate U.S. Energy Elasticities

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    to Estimate U.S. Energy Elasticities Examining Committee: Chair: Jacob Fox Master of Resource Management energy efficiency index (AEEI) parameters. The ability of economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to calculate price- independent changes in energy-efficiency in the form of the AEEI, by comparing energy

  17. Experimental investigations of elastic tail propulsion at low Reynolds number

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    Lauga, Eric

    of such a propulsive mechanism. A robotic swimmer is constructed and both tail shape and propulsive force are measured in a viscous fluid, generating traveling waves along the filament that produce a propulsive force see also RefsExperimental investigations of elastic tail propulsion at low Reynolds number Tony S. Yu, Eric

  18. Nacre: An orthotropic and bimodular elastic material K. Bertoldi a

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    Bigoni, Davide

    in Table 1), it is dif- ficult to understand how a composite with a highly compli- ant organic matrix may: Mother-of-pearl; Biological composites; Masonry; Homogenization theory; Elasticity 1. Introduction of Currey [7,8]. The fact that these mechanical characteristics remain unchallenged by the cur- rent ceramic

  19. Measuring luminosity at LHCb using elastic diphoton dimuon production

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    Dermot Moran

    2011-01-25

    We report on an indirect method being used to measure luminosity at LHCb. It involves recording the event rate of elastic diphoton dimuon production. Preliminary MC studies suggest that with 1 fb^{-1} of data this method could provide a luminosity measurement with a precision of better than 2%

  20. Introduction Result Bibliography Accepted Elasticity in Local Arithmetic

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    Ponomarenko, Vadim

    Introduction Result Bibliography Accepted Elasticity in Local Arithmetic Congruence Monoids Vadim, 2014 http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~vadim/ accepted-talk.pdf #12;Introduction Result Bibliography Shameless one property, in the one class not yet understood, called "local". gcd(a, b) = p i.e. a = p, b = pn

  1. Sound radiation from a line forced perforated elastic sandwich panel

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    Sidorov, Nikita

    Sound radiation from a line forced perforated elastic sandwich panel I. David Abrahams Department by altering the interior geometry, and perforations can be added to one or both sides. With perforations­399 1990 devised an effective boundary condition for a perforated sandwich plate structure, valid

  2. Anisotropic elasticity in confocal studies of colloidal crystals

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    Schindler, M

    2011-01-01

    We consider the theory of fluctuations of a colloidal solid observed in a confocal slice. For a cubic crystal we study the evolution of the projected elastic properties as a function of the anisotropy of the crystal using numerical methods based on the fast Fourier transform. In certain situations of high symmetry we find exact analytic results for the projected fluctuations.

  3. Semiactive Virtual Control Method for Robots with Regenerative Energy-Storing

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    Simon, Dan

    Bogert et al. (2012), where simultaneous con- trol and energy regeneration are achieved for a hydraulic or hydraulic energy conversion, modulation and storage can be unified in a single approach. The frameworkSemiactive Virtual Control Method for Robots with Regenerative Energy-Storing Joints Hanz Richter

  4. Postcard: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Traffic with Store-and-Forward

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    Li, Baochun

    Postcard: Minimizing Costs on Inter-Datacenter Traffic with Store-and-Forward Yuan Feng, Baochun Li--It is typical for cloud providers to operate a number of geographically distributed datacenters, where inter-datacenter such inter-datacenter traffic incurs substantial operational costs that are charged by ISPs, it varies

  5. Search Engines for Electrical and Computer Engineers: Computer Jobs Store http://www.computerjobs.com/

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Search Engines for Electrical and Computer Engineers: · Computer Jobs Store http://www.itcareers.com · ITtalent.com http://www.ittalent.com/ · Jobs for Electrical Engineers http of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): http://careers.ieee.org/ · Semiconductor Safety Association (SSA

  6. The Spatiotemporal RDF Store Strabon Kostis Kyzirakos, Manos Karpathiotakis, Konstantina Bereta, George Garbis,

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    Koubarakis, Manolis

    of the project TELEIOS2 . Strabon is a semantic geospatial DBMS for storing and querying geospatial data in most cases performs better than any other geospatial DBMS that has been competed with. The valid timeSPARQL and extend Strabon with valid time support, in order be able to retrieve the evolution of the land cover

  7. Optimizing the distribution network of perishable products to Small Format Stores

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    Khandekar, Sachin

    2012-01-01

    FoodCo is a leading foods company that has reputed brands and global operations with revenues in excess of USD 5Bn. Although FoodCo's sales to Small Format Stores (SFS) customers are a small part of the overall sales, it ...

  8. Towards Optimal Energy Store-Carry-and-Deliver for PHEVs via V2G System

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    Zhuang, Weihua

    technology is incorporated to facilitate the energy delivery by providing electricity pricing and energy energy flow, non- stationary energy demand, battery characteristics, and TOU elec- tricity price. WeTowards Optimal Energy Store-Carry-and-Deliver for PHEVs via V2G System Hao Liang, Bong Jun Choi

  9. OCIO -Customer Readiness The Ohio State University Entering an eRequest for Stores

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    Clark, Bunny

    The eRequest is an easy way for an employee to submit a request for products available from Stores is imported from the Faculty/Staff directory based on your login. For those assigned the Self-Service role an order for someone else, replace your name by clicking [Lookup Employee] next to the Requested For field

  10. Strain Storage Typically, mycobacteria can be stored as lyophilized stocks, agar slants, or frozen stocks.

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    Strain Storage Typically, mycobacteria can be stored as lyophilized stocks, agar slants, or frozen stocks. Since lyophilization is not a cost-effective product storage alternative for virulent M. tuberculosis and agar slants can take up considerable BSL3 storage space, the best alternative for strain

  11. Leveraging Stored Energy for Handling Power Emergencies in Aggressively Provisioned Datacenters

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    center, Peak power, Stored en- ergy, Provisioning, Cap-ex, Peak shaving 1. Introduction Datacenters incur capital expenditure (cap-ex) of $10-25 per watt of provisioned power capacity, regardless of whether to several million dollars in cap-ex [5], contributing over a third of the amortized monthly datacenter costs

  12. Leveraging Stored Energy for Handling Power Emergencies in Aggressively Provisioned Datacenters

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    Giles, C. Lee

    center, Peak power, Stored en- ergy, Provisioning, Cap-ex, Peak shaving 1. Introduction Datacenters incur capital expenditure (cap-ex) of $10-25 per watt of provisioned power capacity, regardless of whether]. to several million dollars in cap-ex [5], contributing over a third of the amortized monthly datacenter costs

  13. Hypoxic remodelling of Ca{sup 2+} stores does not alter human cardiac myofibroblast invasion

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    Riches, K.; Hettiarachchi, N.T.; Porter, K.E.; Peers, C.

    2010-12-17

    Research highlights: {yields} Bradykinin promotes migration and proliferation of myofibroblasts. {yields} Such activity is Ca{sup 2+}-dependent and occurs under hypoxic conditions. {yields} Hypoxia increased myofibroblast Ca{sup 2+} stores but not influx evoked by bradykinin. {yields} Myofibroblast migration and proliferation was unaffected by hypoxia. -- Abstract: Cardiac fibroblasts are the most abundant cell type in the heart, and play a key role in the maintenance and repair of the myocardium following damage such as myocardial infarction by transforming into a cardiac myofibroblast (CMF) phenotype. Repair occurs through controlled proliferation and migration, which are Ca{sup 2+} dependent processes, and often requires the cells to operate within a hypoxic environment. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors reduce infarct size through the promotion of bradykinin (BK) stability. Although CMF express BK receptors, their activity under the reduced O{sub 2} conditions that occur following infarct are entirely unexplored. Using Fura-2 microfluorimetry on primary human CMF, we found that hypoxia significantly increased the mobilisation of Ca{sup 2+} from intracellular stores in response to BK whilst capacitative Ca{sup 2+} entry (CCE) remained unchanged. The enhanced store mobilisation was due to a striking increase in CMF intracellular Ca{sup 2+}-store content under hypoxic conditions. However, BK-induced CMF migration or proliferation was not affected following hypoxic exposure, suggesting that Ca{sup 2+} influx rather than mobilisation is of primary importance in CMF migration and proliferation.

  14. Short communication All-vanadium redox photoelectrochemical cell: An approach to store

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    Liu, Fuqiang

    Short communication All-vanadium redox photoelectrochemical cell: An approach to store solar energy Zi Wei, Dong Liu, Chiajen Hsu, Fuqiang Liu Department of Materials Science and Engineering 24 May 2014 Keywords: Photoelectrochemical reaction Solar energy storage Vanadium redox Solar energy

  15. Aalborg Universitet Stored Energy Balance for Distributed PV-Based Active Generators in an AC Microgrid

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Microgrid Aldana, Nelson Leonardo Diaz; Wu, Dan; Dragicevic, Tomislav; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez). Stored Energy Balance for Distributed PV-Based Active Generators in an AC Microgrid. In Proceedings Microgrid Nelson L. Diaz, Dan Wu, Tomislav Dragicevic, Juan C. Vasquez, and Josep M. Guerrero Abstract

  16. Weapons and commercial plutonium ultimate disposition choices: Destroy ``completely`` or store forever

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    Bowman, C.D.

    1994-07-01

    All of the options under consideration for weapons and commercial plutonium disposition ultimately boil down to the choices of either ``complete`` destruction or storage ``forever.`` None of the reactor-based plutonium burning systems demonstrated over the past 50 years of reactor development consume this material completely. Ultimately considerable unburned plutonium must be stored ``forever`` from those systems. Plutonium is considered to be dangerous both as a weapons material and as a health hazard. While properly stored plutonium might never make its way back by natural phenomena into the environment as a health hazard, stored plutonium is always accessible to recovery for malevolent purposes. It must be guarded wherever in the world it is stored for as long as it continues to exist. Complete destruction of the plutonium eliminates this material as a concern of future generations. Los Alamos National Laboratory accelerator-driven technology promises to allow safe and complete destruction of this material. Furthermore it appears that in the process of destruction the neutron rich features of the weapons plutonium provides benefits to society that place a value on weapons plutonium exceeding that of highly enriched uranium. A realistic time scale for development and deployment of burial technology either with or without partial burning in reactors is expected to be comparable with or to exceed the time for development and deployment of the accelerator-driven destruction method under study at Los Alamos.

  17. A compact design for a magnetic synchrotron to store beams of hydrogen atoms

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    van der Poel, Aernout P P; Softley, Timothy P; Bethlem, Hendrick L

    2015-01-01

    We present a design for an atomic synchrotron consisting of 40 hybrid magnetic hexapole lenses arranged in a circle. We show that for realistic parameters, hydrogen atoms with a velocity up to 600 m/s can be stored in a 1-meter diameter ring, which implies that the atoms can be injected in the ring directly from a pulsed supersonic beam source. This ring can be used to study collisions between stored hydrogen atoms and molecular beams of many different atoms and molecules. The advantage of using a synchrotron is two-fold: (i) the collision partners move in the same direction as the stored atoms, resulting in a small relative velocity and thus a low collision energy, and (ii) by storing atoms for many round-trips, the sensitivity to collisions is enhanced by a factor of 100-1000. In the proposed ring, the cross-sections for collisions between hydrogen, the most abundant atom in the universe, with any atom or molecule that can be put in a beam, including He, H$_2$, CO, ammonia and OH can be measured at energies...

  18. Carbon storage: the economic efficiency of storing CO2 in leaky reservoirs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Carbon storage: the economic efficiency of storing CO2 in leaky reservoirs Minh Ha-Duong David W. Keith April 11, 2003 Abstract Fossil fuels can be used with minimal atmospheric emissions of carbon diox, the cost of sequestration and the energy penalty (the energy necessary to capture, transport and inject

  19. Computing web page importance without storing the graph of the web

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    Abiteboul, Serge

    Computing web page importance without storing the graph of the web (extended abstract) S. Abiteboul dynamic graph has recently attracted a lot of attention because of the web. Page importance or page rank estimate of page importance while the web/graph is visited. When the web changes, page importance changes

  20. LogStore: Toward Energy-Proportional Storage Servers Wei Zheng Ana Paula Centeno Frederic Chong

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    Bianchini, Ricardo

    LogStore: Toward Energy-Proportional Storage Servers Wei Zheng Ana Paula Centeno Frederic Chong,anapaula,ricardob}@cs.rutgers.edu chong@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Storage servers consume significant amounts of energy and are highly non-energy throughput. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.4 [Operating systems]: Storage management Keywords Energy

  1. May 1965, first store opened in Eau Claire Currently over 400 locations

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    Minnesota, University of

    content is 600:1 of Natural Gas at atmospheric pressure. CNG > Compressed Natural Gas > Stored at 3600 fuel cost over CNG may be higher LNG Advantages > Fewer tanks / less space requirements > Greater fuel density > Lower weight storage #12; CNG Disadvantages > Size of tanks > Possible weight disadvantages

  2. Optimizing Stored Video Delivery For Mobile Networks: The Value of Knowing the Future

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    de Veciana, Gustavo

    Optimizing Stored Video Delivery For Mobile Networks: The Value of Knowing the Future Zheng Lu transmissions when capacity is high; and (2), exploiting knowledge of future capacity variations. The latter/delays, in several scenarios. For the single-user anticipative case where all future capacity variations are known

  3. 2007 Florida Hard Clam Aquaculture Outlook So what's in store for the new year? Expec-

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    Florida, University of

    ://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu. The current economic outlook for U.S. aquacultural producers for 2007 is clouded by wide swings in energy2007 Florida Hard Clam Aquaculture Outlook So what's in store for the new year? Expec- tations projects. Meeting details are on Page 5. Regarding market trends, the annual Buyer's Guide of Seafood

  4. Efficient Searchable Symmetric Encryption for Storing Multiple Source Data on Cloud

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Efficient Searchable Symmetric Encryption for Storing Multiple Source Data on Cloud Chang Liu Center of Massive Language Information Processing and Cloud Computing Application, School of Computer@bit.edu.cn Abstract Cloud computing has greatly facilitated large-scale data outsourcing due to its cost efficiency

  5. Myosin heavy chain isoform expression in adult and juvenile mini-muscle mice bred for high-

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    Saltzman, Wendy

    Myosin heavy chain isoform expression in adult and juvenile mini-muscle mice bred for high-locomotor muscles of mini-muscle mice were assessed at the protein and mRNA levels in both adult and juvenile (21 day old) mice. Mini-muscle mice are one outcome of a replicated artificial selection ex- periment

  6. PHASE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ARTICULATOR MUSCLES AS A FUNCTION OF SPEAKING RATE AND STRESS

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    of electromyographic (EMG) activity in individual muscles, the temporal relationship between consonant-and vowel

  7. Method of determining elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramic materials using spherical indenters

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    Adler, Thomas A. (Corvallis, OR)

    1996-01-01

    The invention pertains a method of determining elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramics, intermetallics, metals, plastics and other hard, brittle materials which fracture prior to plastically deforming when loads are applied. Elastic and plastic mechanical properties of ceramic materials are determined using spherical indenters. The method is most useful for measuring and calculating the plastic and elastic deformation of hard, brittle materials with low values of elastic modulus to hardness.

  8. Progress in an experiment to measure elastic nu. mu. e. -->. nu. mu. e scattering

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    Abe, K.; Ahrens, L.A.; Amako, K.

    1983-01-01

    The experimental setup and preliminary results of nu..mu.. + e elastic scattering measurements are described. (WHK)

  9. Elastic-Wavefield Seismic Stratigraphy: A New Seismic Imaging Technology

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    Bob A. Hardage; Milo M. Backus; Michael V. DeAngelo; Sergey Fomel; Khaled Fouad; Robert J. Graebner; Paul E. Murray; Randy Remington; Diana Sava

    2006-07-31

    The purpose of our research has been to develop and demonstrate a seismic technology that will provide the oil and gas industry a better methodology for understanding reservoir and seal architectures and for improving interpretations of hydrocarbon systems. Our research goal was to expand the valuable science of seismic stratigraphy beyond the constraints of compressional (P-P) seismic data by using all modes (P-P, P-SV, SH-SH, SV-SV, SV-P) of a seismic elastic wavefield to define depositional sequences and facies. Our objective was to demonstrate that one or more modes of an elastic wavefield may image stratal surfaces across some stratigraphic intervals that are not seen by companion wave modes and thus provide different, but equally valid, information regarding depositional sequences and sedimentary facies within that interval. We use the term elastic wavefield stratigraphy to describe the methodology we use to integrate seismic sequences and seismic facies from all modes of an elastic wavefield into a seismic interpretation. We interpreted both onshore and marine multicomponent seismic surveys to select the data examples that we use to document the principles of elastic wavefield stratigraphy. We have also used examples from published papers that illustrate some concepts better than did the multicomponent seismic data that were available for our analysis. In each interpretation study, we used rock physics modeling to explain how and why certain geological conditions caused differences in P and S reflectivities that resulted in P-wave seismic sequences and facies being different from depth-equivalent S-wave sequences and facies across the targets we studied.

  10. Muscle-based facial animation using blendshapes in superposition 

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    Smith, Andrew Patrick

    2007-04-25

    The blendshape is an effective tool in computer facial animation, enabling represention of muscle actions. Limitations exist, however, in the level of realism attainable under conventional use of blendshapes as non-intersecting deformations. Using...

  11. Postmortem regulation of glycolysis by 6-phosphofructokinase in bovine muscle 

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    Rhoades, Ryan D.

    2004-11-15

    This study was conducted to assess the regulation of glycolysis by 6phosphofructokinase (PFK) during the postmortem metabolism of beef muscle. In the first experiment, M. sternocephalicus pars mandibularis samples were excised from six randomly...

  12. Identification of Smooth Muscle Gamma Actin in Prostate Epithelia 

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    Kolcun, Georgina Mary

    2013-09-25

    resides in the understanding of the expression of smooth muscle gamma actin (SMGA) in the physiology of cancerous prostate epithelial cells. It is important to focus on SMGA due to its increased expression in the prostate epithelia during cancer...

  13. Smart Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Actuator with Embedded Microfluidic Sensing

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    Smart Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Actuator with Embedded Microfluidic Sensing Yong-Lae Park1 materials cannot be employed for large strains. In this paper, we propose a smart artificial pneumatic

  14. Flexible Electronics Could Find Applications As Sensors, Artificial Muscles

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    Rogers, John A.

    Flexible Electronics Could Find Applications As Sensors, Artificial Muscles Science Daily -- Flexible electronic structures with the potential to bend, expand and manipulate electronic devices. In addition to a biomedical impact, flexible electronics are important for energy technology as flexible

  15. rapid communication Chronic eccentric exercise: improvements in muscle

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    Lindstedt, Stan

    , 3). Specifically, Bigland-Ritchie and Woods (3) reported that the oxygen requirement of submaximal contractions and muscle injury, few stud- ies have examined prolonged exposure to Ecc training and its effect

  16. Biomechanical implications of muscle cell-ECM communication

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    Meyer, Gretchen Ann

    2011-01-01

    of rats. Journal of biomechanics, 41:465–469. [8] Goldfarb,knockout muscle. Journal of biomechanics, 35:1315–1324. [12]whole limb. Journal of biomechanics, [4] Engler, A.J. , Sen,

  17. An apparatus for high throughput muscle cell experimentation

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    Garcia-Webb, Michael G. (Michael Gregory)

    2006-01-01

    The cardiac ventricular muscle cell (myocyte) is a key experimental system for exploring the mechanical properties of the diseased and healthy heart. The myocyte experimental model provides a higher level of physiological ...

  18. Warner-Bratzler Shear evaluations of forty bovine muscles 

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    Belew, Jason Burl

    2000-01-01

    ," "tender," "intermediate," or "tough" categories. Those muscles considered "very tender" (WBS kg) were the diaphragm, spinalis dorsi, infraspinatus, iliacus, psoas major, serratus ventralis, biceps brachii, vastus medius, and internal abdominal...

  19. High force density linear permanent magnet motors : "electromagnetic muscle actuators"

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    Ruddy, Bryan P. (Bryan Paul), 1983-

    2012-01-01

    Actuator performance represents a key constraint on the capability of many engineered devices. Performance of these devices is often exceeded by their muscle-powered natural counterparts, inspiring the development of new, ...

  20. A model of muscle-tendon function in human walking

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    Endo, Ken, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    In order to motivate the design of legged machines that walk as humans do, this thesis investigates how leg muscles and tendons work mechanically during level-ground human walking at self-selected speeds. I hypothesize ...

  1. The waves of damage in elastic-plastic lattices with waiting links: design and simulation

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    Cherkaev, Andrej

    The waves of damage in elastic-plastic lattices with waiting links: design and simulation A, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA Abstract We consider protective structures with elastic-plastic links: Protective structure, Elastic-plastic material, Necking, Bistability, Partial damage, Collision, Waves

  2. A CAVITATION TRACKING METHOD FOR ELASTIC-PLASTIC FLOW IN SOLIDS

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    Shyue, Keh-Ming

    A CAVITATION TRACKING METHOD FOR ELASTIC-PLASTIC FLOW IN SOLIDS Keh-Ming Shyue Department tracking approach for the numerical simulation of one-dimensional elastic- plastic flow in solids, and the von Mises condition for the elastic-plastic phase change. To characterize the cavitation

  3. Elastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources

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    between elastic and acoustic waves, current elastic parabolic equation solutions must be modified to allowElastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources Scott D acoustic field is consistent with benchmark solu- tions. A shear wave self-starter is implemented and shown

  4. FOURTH-ORDER ELASTIC CONSTANTS: GENERAL METHOD FOR DETERMINATION AND APPLICATIONS X. Markenscoff

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    FOURTH-ORDER ELASTIC CONSTANTS: GENERAL METHOD FOR DETERMINATION AND APPLICATIONS X. Markenscoff.- A list of the independent fourth-order elastic constants (FOEC's) and the interpenden- cies among the non. The fourth-order elastic constants are related to the second-derivatives of the wave velocity with respect

  5. PLASTIC VERSUS ELASTIC DEFORMATION EFFECTS ON MAGNETIC BARKHAUSEN NOISE IN STEEL

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    Clapham, Lynann

    PLASTIC VERSUS ELASTIC DEFORMATION EFFECTS ON MAGNETIC BARKHAUSEN NOISE IN STEEL C.-G. STEFANITA, D) AbstractÐA study was performed to dierentiate the eects of elastic and plastic deformation on magnetic samples subjected to varying degrees of uniaxial elastic and plastic deformation up to H40% strain

  6. THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice*

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    THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice* ABSTRACT This paper briefly reviews progres~in the elastic plastic analysisof crack extension. Analytical results for plane strain and plane stress deformation fields are noted, and elastic-plastic fracture instability as well as transitional

  7. Modeling elastic and plastic deformations in nonequilibrium processing using phase field crystals K. R. Elder1

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    Grant, Martin

    Modeling elastic and plastic deformations in nonequilibrium processing using phase field crystals K November 2004) A continuum field theory approach is presented for modeling elastic and plastic deformation the construction of a phase field model for the dynamics of crystal growth that includes elastic and plastic

  8. FINITE-ELEMENT FORMULATIONS FOR PROBLEMS OF LARGE ELASTIC-PLASTIC DEFORMATION

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    FINITE-ELEMENT FORMULATIONS FOR PROBLEMS OF LARGE ELASTIC-PLASTIC DEFORMATION R. M. MCM~EKING and J elastic-plastic flow.The method is based on Hill's variational principle for incremental deformations in a manner which allows any conventions finite element program, for "small strain" elastic-plastic analysis

  9. Super-Elastic and Plastic Shock Waves Generated by Lasers N.A. Inogamov a,1

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    Fominov, Yakov

    Super-Elastic and Plastic Shock Waves Generated by Lasers N.A. Inogamov a,1 , V.V. Zhakhovsky b,3 away the elastic wave, instead of overrun it. Prior to that, people thought that the generated together there is an elastic shock wave (SW), which propagates before the strong plastic shock with plastic pressures of up

  10. Elasticity measurements on minerals: a review ROSS J. ANGEL1,*, JENNIFER M. JACKSON2

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    Elasticity measurements on minerals: a review ROSS J. ANGEL1,*, JENNIFER M. JACKSON2 , HANS J 91125, USA 3 Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum, 14473 Potsdam, Germany Abstract: The elasticity of minerals in the experimental methods used to determine the elastic properties of minerals. Not only have new techniques become

  11. Elastic-wave identification of penetrable obstacles using shape-material sensitivity framework

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    Guzina, Bojan

    Elastic-wave identification of penetrable obstacles using shape-material sensitivity framework Marc a c t This study deals with elastic-wave identification of discrete heterogeneities (inclusions Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Elastic-wave sensing of penetrable (i.e. deformable

  12. LETTER doi:10.1038/nature12267 Elastic energy storage in the shoulder and the

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    Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

    #12;LETTER doi:10.1038/nature12267 Elastic energy storage in the shoulder and the evolution of high elastic energy storage and release at the shoulder. These features first appear together approximately 2. Elastic energy storage has been shown to be an important source of poweramplification formanyhigh

  13. Solar Trough Organic Rankine Electricity System (STORES) Stage 1: Power Plant Optimization and Economics; November 2000 -- May 2005

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    Prabhu, E.

    2006-03-01

    Report regarding a Stage 1 Study to further develop the concept of the Solar Trough Organic Rankine Cycle Electricity Systems (STORES).

  14. Muscle glycogen utilization and exercise performance in horses 

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    Oldham, Shannon Lee

    1990-01-01

    , and throughout recovery from the ET. Muscle samples were analyzed for glycogen using both amyloglucosidase and phosphorylase a. An unsuccessful attempt was made to study the muscle samples by electron microscopy. Blood samples were analyzed for lactate... diet. The post-ET glycogen was similar after all three dietary regimens. In experiment 1 there were no dietary effects on blood lactate or glucose concentrations at any one time during the ET. However, the mean lactate concentration during the ET...

  15. Invertebrate muscles: Thin and thick filament structure; molecular basis of contraction and its regulation, catch and asynchronous muscle

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    Hooper, Scott

    Invertebrate muscles: Thin and thick filament structure; molecular basis of contraction and its . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 2.1. Vertebrate thin and thick filament structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 2.2. Cross-bridge driven filament sliding underlies force production

  16. Measurement of the antineutrino neutral-current elastic differential cross section

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    Aguilar-Arevalo, A. ?A.; Brown, B. ?C.; Bugel, L.; Cheng, G.; Church, E. ?D.; Conrad, J. ?M.; Dharmapalan, R.; Djurcic, Z.; Finley, D. ?A.; Ford, R.; Garcia, F. ?G.; Garvey, G. ?T.; Grange, J.; Huelsnitz, W.; Ignarra, C.; Imlay, R.; Johnson, R. ?A.; Karagiorgi, G.; Katori, T.; Kobilarcik, T.; Louis, W. ?C.; Mariani, C.; Marsh, W.; Mills, G. ?B.; Mirabal, J.; Moore, C. ?D.; Mousseau, J.; Nienaber, P.; Osmanov, B.; Pavlovic, Z.; Perevalov, D.; Polly, C. ?C.; Ray, H.; Roe, B. ?P.; Russell, A. ?D.; Shaevitz, M. ?H.; Spitz, J.; Stancu, I.; Tayloe, R.; Van de Water, R. ?G.; Wascko, M. ?O.; White, D. ?H.; Wickremasinghe, D. ?A.; Zeller, G. ?P.; Zimmerman, E. ?D.

    2015-01-01

    We report the measurement of the flux-averaged antineutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross section (d??-barN??-barN/dQ2) on CH2 by the MiniBooNE experiment using the largest sample of antineutrino neutral current elastic candidate events ever collected. The ratio of the antineutrino to neutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross sections and a ratio of the antineutrino neutral current elastic to antineutrino charged current quasi elastic cross sections are also presented.

  17. The M3 lab is collectively fascinated by skeletal muscles, which are the motors for all the wide range of voluntary movements in the human body. Each muscle's

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    and experiments are applied to a range of muscles in the lower limb, upper limb, abdomen, and mouth. "The goalThe M3 lab is collectively fascinated by skeletal muscles, which are the motors for all the wide range of voluntary movements in the human body. Each muscle's properties are beautifully tuned

  18. Multi-Muscle FES Control of the Human Arm for Interaction Tasks--Stabilizing with Muscle Co-Contraction and Postural Adjustment: A

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Multi-Muscle FES Control of the Human Arm for Interaction Tasks--Stabilizing with Muscle Co, and Kevin M. Lynch Abstract-- In this paper we present a method to stimulate multiple muscles in a human arm. The unstable effect arising from interaction tasks is considered, and the arm stability is directly treated

  19. The impact of geologic variability on capacity and cost estimates for storing CO2 in deep-saline aquifers

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    Jackson, Robert B.

    The impact of geologic variability on capacity and cost estimates for storing CO2 in deep States could store many de- cades worth of the nation's current annual CO2 emissions, the likely cost estimates for storage span three orders of magnitude and average>$100/tonne CO2. However, when the cost

  20. Radiological, physical, and chemical characterization of transuranic wastes stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

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    Apel, M.L.; Becker, G.K.; Ragan, Z.K.; Frasure, J.; Raivo, B.D.; Gale, L.G.; Pace, D.P.

    1994-03-01

    This document provides radiological, physical and chemical characterization data for transuranic radioactive wastes and transuranic radioactive and hazardous (i.e., mixed) wastes stored at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and considered for treatment under the Private Sector Participation Initiative Program (PSPI). Waste characterization data are provided in the form of INEL Waste Profile Sheets. These documents provide, for each content code, information on waste identification, waste description, waste storage configuration, physical/chemical waste composition, radionuclide and associated alpha activity waste characterization data, and hazardous constituents present in the waste. Information is provided for 139 waste streams which represent an estimated total volume of 39,380{sup 3} corresponding to a total mass of approximately 19,000,000 kg. In addition, considerable information concerning alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron source term data specific to Rocky Flats Plant generated waste forms stored at the INEL are provided to assist in facility design specification.

  1. Storing and managing information artifacts collected by information analysts using a computing device

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    Pike, William A; Riensche, Roderick M; Best, Daniel M; Roberts, Ian E; Whyatt, Marie V; Hart, Michelle L; Carr, Norman J; Thomas, James J

    2012-09-18

    Systems and computer-implemented processes for storage and management of information artifacts collected by information analysts using a computing device. The processes and systems can capture a sequence of interactive operation elements that are performed by the information analyst, who is collecting an information artifact from at least one of the plurality of software applications. The information artifact can then be stored together with the interactive operation elements as a snippet on a memory device, which is operably connected to the processor. The snippet comprises a view from an analysis application, data contained in the view, and the sequence of interactive operation elements stored as a provenance representation comprising operation element class, timestamp, and data object attributes for each interactive operation element in the sequence.

  2. Deformable elastic network refinement for low-resolution macromolecular crystallography

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    Schröder, Gunnar F.; Levitt, Michael; Brunger, Axel T.

    2014-09-01

    An overview of applications of the deformable elastic network (DEN) refinement method is presented together with recommendations for its optimal usage. Crystals of membrane proteins and protein complexes often diffract to low resolution owing to their intrinsic molecular flexibility, heterogeneity or the mosaic spread of micro-domains. At low resolution, the building and refinement of atomic models is a more challenging task. The deformable elastic network (DEN) refinement method developed previously has been instrumental in the determinion of several structures at low resolution. Here, DEN refinement is reviewed, recommendations for its optimal usage are provided and its limitations are discussed. Representative examples of the application of DEN refinement to challenging cases of refinement at low resolution are presented. These cases include soluble as well as membrane proteins determined at limiting resolutions ranging from 3 to 7 Å. Potential extensions of the DEN refinement technique and future perspectives for the interpretation of low-resolution crystal structures are also discussed.

  3. Electromagnetic prompt response in an elastic wave cavity

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    A. M. Martínez-Argüello; M. Martínez-Mares; M. Cobián-Suárez; G. Báez; R. A. Méndez-Sánchez

    2015-02-11

    A rapid, or prompt response, of an electromagnetic nature, is found in an elastic wave scattering experiment. The experiment is performed with torsional elastic waves in a quasi-one-dimensional cavity with one port, formed by a notch grooved at a certain distance from the free end of a beam. The stationary patterns are diminished using a passive vibration isolation system at the other end of the beam. The measurement of the resonances is performed with non-contact electromagnetic-acoustic transducers outside the cavity. In the Argand plane, each resonance describes a circle over a base impedance curve which comes from the electromagnetic components of the equipment. A model, based on a variation of Poisson's kernel is developed. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is obtained.

  4. Elastic enhancement factor as a quantum chaos probe

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    Kharkov, Yaroslav A

    2012-01-01

    Recent development of the resonance scattering theory with a transient from the regular to chaotic internal dynamics inspires renewed interest to the problem of the elastic enhancement phenomenon. We reexamine the question what the experimentally observed value of the elastic enhancement factor can tell us about the character of dynamics of the intermediate system. Noting first a remarkable connection of this factor with the time delays variance in the case of the standard Gaussian ensembles we then prove the universal nature of such a relation. This reduces our problem to that of calculation of the Dyson's binary form factor in the whole transition region. By the example of systems with no time-reversal symmetry we then demonstrate that the enhancement can serve as a measure of the degree of internal chaos.

  5. Elastic enhancement factor as a quantum chaos probe

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    Yaroslav A. Kharkov; Valentin V. Sokolov

    2012-12-30

    Recent development of the resonance scattering theory with a transient from the regular to chaotic internal dynamics inspires renewed interest to the problem of the elastic enhancement phenomenon. We reexamine the question what the experimentally observed value of the elastic enhancement factor can tell us about the character of dynamics of the intermediate system. Noting first a remarkable connection of this factor with the time delays variance in the case of the standard Gaussian ensembles we then prove the universal nature of such a relation. This reduces our problem to that of calculation of the Dyson's binary form factor in the whole transition region. By the example of systems with no time-reversal symmetry we then demonstrate that the enhancement can serve as a measure of the degree of internal chaos.

  6. Elasticity and Glocality: Initiation of Embryonic Inversion in ${\\it Volvox}$

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    Pierre A. Haas; Raymond E. Goldstein

    2015-07-06

    Elastic objects across a wide range of scales deform under local changes of their intrinsic properties, yet the shapes are ${\\it glocal}$, set by a complicated balance between local properties and global geometric constraints. Here, we explore this interplay during the inversion process of the green alga ${\\it Volvox}$, whose embryos must turn themselves inside out to complete their development. This process has recently been shown [S. H\\"ohn ${\\it et~al}.$, ${\\it Phys. Rev. Lett.}$ $\\textbf{114}$, 178101 (2015)] to be well described by the deformations of an elastic shell under local variations of its intrinsic curvatures and stretches, although the detailed mechanics of the process have remained unclear. Through a combination of asymptotic analysis and numerical studies of the bifurcation behavior, we illustrate how appropriate local deformations can overcome global constraints to initiate inversion.

  7. Elastic properties of Pu metal and Pu-Ga alloys

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    Soderlind, P; Landa, A; Klepeis, J E; Suzuki, Y; Migliori, A

    2010-01-05

    We present elastic properties, theoretical and experimental, of Pu metal and Pu-Ga ({delta}) alloys together with ab initio equilibrium equation-of-state for these systems. For the theoretical treatment we employ density-functional theory in conjunction with spin-orbit coupling and orbital polarization for the metal and coherent-potential approximation for the alloys. Pu and Pu-Ga alloys are also investigated experimentally using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. We show that orbital correlations become more important proceeding from {alpha} {yields} {beta} {yields} {gamma} plutonium, thus suggesting increasing f-electron correlation (localization). For the {delta}-Pu-Ga alloys we find a softening with larger Ga content, i.e., atomic volume, bulk modulus, and elastic constants, suggest a weakened chemical bonding with addition of Ga. Our measurements confirm qualitatively the theory but uncertainties remain when comparing the model with experiments.

  8. Atomic picture of elastic deformation in a metallic glass

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    Wang, X. D.; Aryal, S.; Zhong, C.; Ching, W. Y.; Sheng, H. W.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, D. X.; Cao, Q. P.; Jiang, J. Z.

    2015-03-17

    The tensile behavior of a Ni??Nb?? metallic glass (MG) has been studied by using ab initio density functional theory (DFT) calculation with a large cell containing 1024 atoms (614 Ni and 410 Nb). We provide insight into how a super elastic limit can be achieved in a MG. Spatially inhomogeneous responses of single atoms and also major polyhedra are found to change greatly with increasing external stress when the strain is over 2%, causing the intrinsically viscoelastic behavior. We uncover the origin of the observed super elastic strain limit under tension (including linear and viscoelastic strains) in small-sized MG samples,more »mainly caused by inhomogeneous distribution of excess volumes in the form of newly formed subatomic cavities.« less

  9. Heat transfer between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces

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    B. N. J. Persson; B. Lorenz; A. I. Volokitin

    2009-08-27

    We study the heat transfer between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces. We include both the heat transfer from the area of real contact, and the heat transfer between the surfaces in the noncontact regions. We apply a recently developed contact mechanics theory, which accounts for the hierarchical nature of the contact between solids with roughness on many different length scales. For elastic contact, at the highest (atomic) resolution the area of real contact typically consists of atomic (nanometer) sized regions, and we discuss the implications of this for the heat transfer. For solids with very smooth surfaces, as is typical in many modern engineering applications, the interfacial separation in the non-contact regions will be very small, and for this case we show the importance of the radiative heat transfer associated with the evanescent electromagnetic waves which exist outside of all bodies.

  10. Derivation of the Camassa-Holm equations for elastic waves

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    H. A. Erbay; S. Erbay; A. Erkip

    2015-02-10

    In this paper we provide a formal derivation of both the Camassa-Holm equation and the fractional Camassa-Holm equation for the propagation of small-but-finite amplitude long waves in a nonlocally and nonlinearly elastic medium. We first show that the equation of motion for the nonlocally and nonlinearly elastic medium reduces to the improved Boussinesq equation for a particular choice of the kernel function appearing in the integral-type constitutive relation. We then derive the Camassa-Holm equation from the improved Boussinesq equation using an asymptotic expansion valid as nonlinearity and dispersion parameters tend to zero independently. Our approach follows mainly the standard techniques used widely in the literature to derive the Camassa-Holm equation for shallow water waves. The case where the Fourier transform of the kernel function has fractional powers is also considered and the fractional Camassa-Holm equation is derived using the asymptotic expansion technique.

  11. Hydrogen Gas Generation Model for Fuel Based Remote Handled TRU Waste Stored at INEEL

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    Soli T. Khericha; Rajiv N. Bhatt; Kevin Liekhus

    2003-02-01

    The Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL) initiated efforts to calculate the hydrogen gas generation in remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) containers in order to evaluate continued storage of unvented RH-TRU containers in vaults and to identify any potential problems during retrieval and aboveground storage. A computer code is developed to calculate the hydrogen concentration in the stored RH-TRU waste drums for known configuration, waste matrix, and radionuclide inventories as a function of time.

  12. Transversely isotropic elasticity and poroelasticity arising from thin isotropic layers

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    Berryman, J.G.

    1997-07-01

    Since the classic work of Postma [1955] and Backus [1962], much has been learned about elastic constants in vertical transversely isotropic (VTI) media when the anisotropy is due to fine layering of isotropic elastic materials. However, new results are still being discovered. For example, the P-wave anisotropy parameter c{sub 11}/c{sub 33} lies in the range 1/4 {<=} c{sub 11}/c{sub 33} {<=} <{lambda}+2{mu}><1/({lambda}+2{mu})>, when the layers are themselves composed of isotropic elastic materials with Lame constants {lambda} and {mu} and the vertical average of the layers is symbolized by <{center_dot}>. The lower bound corrects a result of Postma. For porous layers, a connected solid frame forms the basis of the elastic behavior of a poroelastic medium in the presence of confining forces, while connected pores permit a percolating fluid (if present) to influence the mechanical response of the system from within. For isotropic and anisotropic poroelastic media, we establish general formulas for the behavior of transversely isotropic poroelasticity arising from laminations of isotropic components. The Backus averaging method is shown to provide elementary means of constructing general formulas. The results for confined fluids are then compared with the more general Gassmann [1951] formulas that must be satisfied by any anisotropic poroelastic medium and found to be in complete agreement. Such results are important for applications to oil exploration using AVO (amplitude versus offset) since the presence or absence of a fluid component, as well as the nature of the fluid, is the critical issue and the ways in which the fluid influences seismic reflection data still need to be better understood.

  13. Shapes of sedimenting soft elastic capsules in a viscous fluid

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    Horst-Holger Boltz; Jan Kierfeld

    2015-09-08

    Soft elastic capsules which are driven through a viscous fluid undergo shape deformation coupled to their motion. We introduce an iterative solution scheme which couples hydrodynamic boundary integral methods and elastic shape equations to find the stationary axisymmetric shape and the velocity of an elastic capsule moving in a viscous fluid at low Reynolds numbers. We use this approach to systematically study dynamical shape transitions of capsules with Hookean stretching and bending energies and spherical rest shape sedimenting under the influence of gravity or centrifugal forces. We find three types of possible axisymmetric stationary shapes for sedimenting capsules with fixed volume: a pseudospherical state, a pear-shaped state, and buckled shapes. Capsule shapes are controlled by two dimensionless parameters, the F\\"oppl-von-K\\'arm\\'an number characterizing the elastic properties and a Bond number characterizing the driving force. For increasing gravitational force the spherical shape transforms into a pear shape. For very large bending rigidity (very small F\\"oppl-von-K\\'arm\\'an number) this transition is discontinuous with shape hysteresis. The corresponding transition line terminates, however, in a critical point, such that the discontinuous transition is not present at typical F\\"oppl-von-K\\'arm\\'an numbers of synthetic capsules. In an additional bifurcation, buckled shapes occur upon increasing the gravitational force. This type of instability should be observable for generic synthetic capsules. All shape bifurcations can be resolved in the force-velocity relation of sedimenting capsules, where up to three capsule shapes with different velocities can occur for the same driving force. All three types of possible axisymmetric stationary shapes are stable with respect to rotation during sedimentation.

  14. General elastic interaction in nematic liquid crystals colloids

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    S. B. Chernyshuk; B. I. Lev

    2009-07-29

    The new free energy functional that describes general elastic interaction between colloidal particles and nematic liquid crystal has been proposed. It generalizes results of the paper \\cite{lupe} on the case of arbitrary orientation of colloidal particles and is valid for arbitrary surface anchoring strength. Formal analogies and differences between electric particles and colloidal particles in LC are found. It is first time shown that spur of the quadrupole moment tensor is different from zero $Sp\\hat{Q}_{\\mu}\

  15. Costs of Harvesting, Storing in a Large Pile, and Transporting Corn Stover in a Wet Form

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    Turhollow Jr, Anthony F [ORNL; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine [ORNL

    2007-01-01

    Corn stover is potentially an attractive biomass resource, but must be stored if used to supply a biorefinery year-round. Based on experience with successfully storing water-saturated large piles of bagasse for the pulping industry, Atchison and Hettenhaus (2003) proposed that such a system can also be applied to corn stover. Regardless of the technical feasibility of this system, in this article we estimate the cost of harvesting corn stover in a single pass with corn grain, delivering the chopped biomass to a storage pile, storing the stover in a wet form in a large pile at 75% moisture in a 211,700-dry Mg facility within a radius of 24 km from the field, and transporting the stover 64 km to a biorefinery. Field-ground corn stover can be delivered to a biorefinery by rail for $55 to $61/dry Mg. Truck transport is more expensive, $71 to $77/dry Mg. To achieve a minimum cost in the system proposed by Atchison and Hettenhaus, it is necessary to field densify stover to 74 dry kg/m3, without losing combine field efficiency, have a large storage pile to spread fixed costs of storage over enough biomass, and use rail transportation. Compared to storage in an on-farm bunker silo at $60/dry Mg, there are limited circumstances in which large pile storage has a cost advantage.

  16. Studying the Proton "Radius" Puzzle with ?p Elastic Scattering

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    R. Gilman; E. J. Downie; G. Ron; A. Afanasev; J. Arrington; O. Ates; F. Benmokhtar; J. Bernauer; E. Brash; W. J. Briscoe; K. Deiters; J. Diefenbach; C. Djalali; B. Dongwi; L. El Fassi; S. Gilad; K. Gnanvo; R. Gothe; D. Higinbotham; R. Holt; Y. Ilieva; H. Jiang; M. Kohl; G. Kumbartzki; J. Lichtenstadt; A. Liyanage; N. Liyanage; M. Meziane; Z. -E. Meziani; D. G. Middleton; P. Monaghan; K. E. Myers; C. Perdrisat; E. Piasetzsky; V. Punjabi; R. Ransome; D. Reggiani; P. Reimer; A. Richter; A. Sarty; E. Schulte; Y. Shamai; N. Sparveris; S. Strauch; V. Sulkosky; A. S. Tadepalli; M. Taragin; L. Weinstein

    2013-07-29

    The Proton Radius Puzzle is the inconsistency between the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen and the proton radius determined from atomic hydrogen level transitions and ep elastic scattering. No generally accepted resolution to the Puzzle has been found. Possible solutions generally fall into one of three categories: the two radii are different due to novel beyond-standard-model physics, the two radii are different due to novel aspects of nucleon structure, and the two radii are the same, but there are underestimated uncertainties or other issues in the ep experiments. The MUon proton Scattering Experiment (MUSE) at the Paul Scherrer Institut is a simultaneous measurement of \\mu^+ p and e^+ p elastic scattering, as well as \\mu^- p and e^- p elastic scattering, which will allow a determination of the consistency of the \\mu p and the ep interactions. The differences between + and - charge scattering are sensitive to two-photon exchange effects, higher-order corrections to the scattering process. The slopes of the cross sections as Q^2 -> 0 determine the proton "radius". We plan to measure relative cross sections at a typical level of a few tenths of a percent, which should allow the proton radius to be determined at the level of ~0.01 fm, similar to previous ep measurements. The measurements will test several possible explanations of the proton radius puzzle, including some models of beyond-standard-model physics, some models of novel hadronic physics, and some issues in the radius extraction from scattering data.

  17. 'Elastic' fluctuation-induced effects in smectic wetting films

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    Pikina, E. S., E-mail: elena@ogri.r [Russian Academy of Sciences, Oil and Gas Research Institute (Russian Federation)

    2009-11-15

    The Li-Kardar field theory approach is generalized to wetting smectic films and the 'elastic' fluctuation-induced interaction is obtained between the external flat bounding surface and distorted IA (isotropic liquid-smectic A) interface acting as an 'internal' (bulk) boundary of the wetting smectic film under the assumption that the IA interface is essentially 'softer' than the surface smectic layer. This field theory approach allows calculating the fluctuation-induced corrections in Hamiltonians of the so-called 'correlated' liquids confined by two surfaces, in the case where one of the bounding surfaces is 'rough' and with different types of surface smectic layer anchoring. We obtain that in practice, the account of thermal displacements of the smectic layers in a wetting smectic film reduces to the addition of two contributions to the IA interface Hamiltonian. The first, so-called local contribution describes the long-range thermal 'elastic' repulsion of the fluctuating IA interface from the flat bounding surface. The second, so-called nonlocal contribution is connected with the occurrence of an 'elastic' fluctuation-induced correction to the stiffness of the IA interface. An analytic expression for this correction is obtained.

  18. Capillary adhesion between elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces

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    B. N. J. Persson

    2008-05-06

    I study how the contact area and the work of adhesion, between two elastic solids with randomly rough surfaces, depend on the relative humidity. The surfaces are assumed to be hydrophilic, and capillary bridges form at the interface between the solids. For elastically hard solids with relative smooth surfaces, the area of real contact and therefore also the sliding friction, are maximal when there is just enough liquid to fill out the interfacial space between the solids, which typically occurs for $d_{\\rm K} \\approx 3 h_{\\rm rms}$, where $d_{\\rm K}$ is the height of the capillary bridge and $h_{\\rm rms}$ the root-mean-square roughness of the (combined) surface roughness profile. For elastically soft solids, the area of real contact is maximal for very low humidity (i.e., small $d_{\\rm K}$), where the capillary bridges are able to pull the solids into nearly complete contact. In both case, the work of adhesion is maximal (and equal to $2\\gamma {\\rm cos}\\theta$, where $\\gamma$ is the liquid surface tension and $\\theta$ the liquid-solid contact angle) when $d_{\\rm K} >> h_{\\rm rms}$, corresponding to high relative humidity.

  19. On stress-dependent elastic moduli and wave speeds

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    Michel Destrade; Ray W. Ogden

    2013-02-19

    On the basis of the general nonlinear theory of a hyperelastic material with initial stress, initially without consideration of the origin of the initial stress, we determine explicit expressions for the stress-dependent tensor of incremental elastic moduli. In considering three special cases of initial stress within the general framework, namely hydrostatic stress, uniaxial stress and planar shear stress, we then elucidate in general form the dependence of various elastic moduli on the initial stress. In each case the effect of initial stress on the wave speed of homogeneous plane waves is studied and it is shown how various special theories from the earlier literature fit within the general framework. We then consider the situation in which the initial stress is a pre-stress associated with a finite deformation and, in particular, we discuss the specialization to the second-order theory of elasticity and highlight connections between several classical approaches to the topic, again with special reference to the influence of higher-order terms on the speed of homogeneous plane waves. Some discrepancies arising in the earlier literature are noted.

  20. Stability boundaries for wrinkling in highly stretched elastic sheets

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    Qingdu Li; Timothy J. Healey

    2015-09-14

    We determine stability boundaries for the wrinkling of highly uni-directionally stretched, finely thin, rectangular elastic sheets. For a given fine thickness and length, a stability boundary here is a curve in the parameter plane, aspect ratio vs. the macroscopic strain; the values on one side of the boundary are associated with a flat, unwrinkled state, while wrinkled configurations correspond to all values on the other. In our recent work we demonstrated the importance of finite elasticity in the membrane part of such a model in order to capture the correct phenomena. Here we present and compare results for four distinct models:(i) the popular F\\"oppl-von K\\'arm\\'an plate model (FvK), (ii) a correction of the latter, used in our earlier work, in which the approximate 2D F\\"oppl strain tensor is replaced by the exact Green strain tensor, (iii) and (iv): effective 2D finite-elasticity membrane models based on 3D incompressible neo-Hookean and Mooney-Rivlin materials, respectively. In particular, (iii) and (iv) are superior models for elastomers. The 2D nonlinear, hyperelastic models (ii)-(iv) all incorporate the same quadratic bending energy used in FvK. Our results illuminate serious shortcomings of the latter in this problem, while also pointing to inaccuracies of model (ii), in spite of yielding the correct qualitative phenomena in our earlier work. In each of these, the shortcoming is a due to a deficiency of the membrane part of the model.

  1. Comparison of finite-difference and ray-theory seismograms in the elastic SEG/EAGE Salt Model,

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Comparison of finite-difference and ray-theory seismograms in the elastic SEG/EAGE Salt Model, shot-difference seismograms for a selected shot and two receiver configurations com- puted in the elastic SEG/EAGE Salt Model-waves and converted S-waves in the smoothed elastic SEG/EAGE Salt Model are computed. Keywords Elastic velocity model

  2. Transverse Beam Spin Asymmetries at Backward Angles in Elastic Electron-Proton and Quasi-elastic Electron-Deuteron Scattering

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    The G0 Collaboration; D. Androi?; D. S. Armstrong; J. Arvieux; S. L. Bailey; D. H. Beck; E. J. Beise; J. Benesch; F. Benmokhtar; L. Bimbot; J. Birchall; P. Bosted; H. Breuer; C. L. Capuano; Y. -C. Chao; A. Coppens; C. A. Davis; C. Ellis; G. Flores; G. Franklin; C. Furget; D. Gaskell; M. T. W. Gericke; J. Grames; G. Guillard; J. Hansknecht; T. Horn; M. K. Jones; P. M. King; W. Korsch; S. Kox; L. Lee; J. Liu; A. Lung; J. Mammei; J. W. Martin; R. D. McKeown; A. Micherdzinska; M. Mihovilovic; H. Mkrtchyan; M. Muether; S. A. Page; V. Papavassiliou; S. F. Pate; 10 S. K. Phillips; P. Pillot; M. L. Pitt; M. Poelker; B. Quinn; W. D. Ramsay; J. -S. Real; J. Roche; P. Roos; J. Schaub; T. Seva; N. Simicevic; G. R. Smith; D. T. Spayde; M. Stutzman; R. Suleiman; V. Tadevosyan; W. T. H. van Oers; M. Versteegen; E. Voutier; W. Vulcan; S. P. Wells; S. E. Williamson; S. A. Wood; B. Pasquini; M. Vanderhaeghen

    2011-06-16

    We have measured the beam-normal single-spin asymmetries in elastic scattering of transversely polarized electrons from the proton, and performed the first measurement in quasi-elastic scattering on the deuteron, at backward angles (lab scattering angle of 108 degrees) for Q2 = 0.22 GeV^2/c^2 and 0.63 GeV^2/c^2 at beam energies of 362 MeV and 687 MeV, respectively. The asymmetry arises due to the imaginary part of the interference of the two-photon exchange amplitude with that of single photon exchange. Results for the proton are consistent with a model calculation which includes inelastic intermediate hadronic (piN) states. An estimate of the beam-normal single-spin asymmetry for the scattering from the neutron is made using a quasi-static deuterium approximation, and is also in agreement with theory.

  3. Dependence of loss rate of electrons due to elastic gas scattering on the shape of the vacuum chamber in an electron storage ring

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    Kumar, Pradeep; Ghodke, A D; Singh, Pitamber

    2014-01-01

    The beam lifetime in an electron storage ring is also limited by the loss rate of the stored electrons due to the elastic coulomb scattering of electrons with the nuclei of residual gas atoms. The contribution to the beam lifetime due to this elastic scattering depends upon the shape factor which is governed by the shape of the vacuum chamber. In this paper, analytical expressions for the shape factor for a rectangular and an elliptical vacuum chamber as a function of longitudinal position along the circumference in a storage ring are derived using an approach in which the position of electrons at the focusing quadrupole is transformed to the location of defocusing quadrupole and vice versa to define the parts of the vacuum chamber, where the loss of electrons takes place at the location of quadrupoles. The expressions available in the literature are for the average shape factors. The expression of shape factor for a rectangular chamber derived in this paper are similar to the expression for average shape fac...

  4. Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in 2D and 3D elasticity

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    Piccolroaz, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    The paper is concerned with the problem of a semi-infinite crack at the interface between two dissimilar elastic half-spaces, loaded by a general asymmetrical system of forces distributed along the crack faces. On the basis of the weight function approach and the fundamental reciprocal identity (Betti formula), we formulate the elasticity problem in terms of singular integral equations relating the applied loading and the resulting crack opening. Such formulation is fundamental in the theory of elasticity and extensively used to solve several problems in linear elastic fracture mechanics (for instance various classic crack problems in homogeneous and heterogeneous media). This formulation is also crucial in important recent multiphysics applications, where the elastic problem is coupled with other concurrent physical phenomena. A paradigmatic example is hydraulic fracturing, where the elasticity equations are coupled with fluid dynamics.

  5. Integral identities for a semi-infinite interfacial crack in 2D and 3D elasticity

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    Andrea Piccolroaz; Gennady Mishuris

    2012-06-06

    The paper is concerned with the problem of a semi-infinite crack at the interface between two dissimilar elastic half-spaces, loaded by a general asymmetrical system of forces distributed along the crack faces. On the basis of the weight function approach and the fundamental reciprocal identity (Betti formula), we formulate the elasticity problem in terms of singular integral equations relating the applied loading and the resulting crack opening. Such formulation is fundamental in the theory of elasticity and extensively used to solve several problems in linear elastic fracture mechanics (for instance various classic crack problems in homogeneous and heterogeneous media). This formulation is also crucial in important recent multiphysics applications, where the elastic problem is coupled with other concurrent physical phenomena. A paradigmatic example is hydraulic fracturing, where the elasticity equations are coupled with fluid dynamics.

  6. Biochemical and physical factors affecting color characteristics of selected bovine muscles 

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    McKenna, David Richard

    2004-09-30

    Nineteen bovine muscles were removed from beef carcasses (n = 9). Muscles were trimmed free of fat, cut into 2.54 cm thick steaks, and were packaged in Styrofoam trays with polyvinylchloride overwrap. Steaks were assigned randomly to a day...

  7. Identifying beef muscles and processing treatments suitable for use in fajita application 

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    Huerta Sanchez, Diana Lorena

    2009-06-02

    Beef fajitas have become a popular food item, but the supply of traditional muscles is insufficient to meet the growing demand. There is a need for alternative muscles that have similar eating characteristics to those currently marketed as beef...

  8. Mechanomyographic amplitude and frequency responses during dynamic muscle actions: a comprehensive review

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    Beck, Travis W.; Housh, Terry J.; Cramer, Joel T.; Weir, Joseph P.; Johnson, Glen O.; Coburn, Jared W.; Malek, Moh H.; Mielke, Michelle

    2005-12-19

    The purpose of this review is to examine the literature that has investigated mechanomyographic (MMG) amplitude and frequency responses during dynamic muscle actions. To date, the majority of MMG research has focused on isometric muscle actions...

  9. Design and application of a cellular, piezoelectric, artificial muscle actuator for biorobotic systems

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    Secord, Thomas W. (Thomas William)

    2010-01-01

    One of the foremost challenges in robotics is the development of muscle-like actuators that have the capability to reproduce the smooth motions observed in animals. Biological muscles have a unique cellular structure that ...

  10. Effect of mechanical stretching on the maturation of 3-D fascicle-like muscle tissue

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    Kim, Hyeon Yu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01

    Skeletal muscle is well known for a rapid adaptation to mechanical environmental changes. Understanding the effects of the mechanical stimulation such as stretching to muscle tissues is important for understanding the ...

  11. Apparatus for storing high magnetic fields having reduced mechanical forces and reduced magnetic pollution

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    Prueitt, Melvin L. (Los Alamos, NM); Mueller, Fred M. (Los Alamos, NM); Smith, James L. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1991-01-01

    The present invention identifies several configurations of conducting elements capable of storing extremely high magnetic fields for the purpose of energy storage or for other uses, wherein forces experienced by the conducting elements and the magnetic field pollution produced at locations away from the configuration are both significantly reduced over those which are present as a result of the generation of such high fields by currently proposed techniques. It is anticipated that the use of superconducting materials will both permit the attainment of such high fields and further permit such fields to be generated with vastly improved efficiency.

  12. Apparatus for storing high magnetic fields having reduced mechanical forces and reduced magnetic pollution

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    Prueitt, M.L.; Mueller, F.M.; Smith, J.L.

    1991-04-09

    The present invention identifies several configurations of conducting elements capable of storing extremely high magnetic fields for the purpose of energy storage or for other uses, wherein forces experienced by the conducting elements and the magnetic field pollution produced at locations away from the configuration are both significantly reduced over those which are present as a result of the generation of such high fields by currently proposed techniques. It is anticipated that the use of superconducting materials will both permit the attainment of such high fields and further permit such fields to be generated with vastly improved efficiency. 15 figures.

  13. Rapid Recycling of Ca2+ Between IP3-Sensitive Stores and Lysosomes

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    López Sanjurjo, Cristina I.; Tovey, Stephen C.; Taylor, Colin W.

    2014-10-22

    to the many receptors that stimulate phospholipase C (PLC), and then to mediate regener- ative propagation of the cytosolic Ca2+ signals [7]. The ER is unique among intracellular organelles in the extent to which it forms intimate associations with other... of lysosomal Ca2+ uptake exaggerates the Ca2+ signals evoked by Ca2+ release from distinct IP3-sensitive stores Stimulation of the endogenous muscarinic M3 receptors of HEK cells with carbachol (CCh) activates PLC. The IP3 produced then evokes Ca2+ release from...

  14. Charge-Transfer from Molecular-Hydrogen to Stored O-2+ and O-3+ Ions 

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    Church, David A.; Holzscheiter, H. M.

    1989-01-01

    VOLUME 40, NUMBER 1 JULY 1, 1989 Charge transfer from molecular hydrogen to stored O + and O + ions D. A. Church and H. M. Holzscheiter' Department ofPhysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (Received 9 October 1987; revised... manuscript received 29 March 1989) The rate coeScients for charge transfer from H~ molecules to 0'+ and 0'+ ions have been mea- sured at eV energies using an ion-storage technique. A single rate coe%cient k (O'+, H, )=(7.15+0.15)X 10 cm'/s characterizes...

  15. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance; Grocery Stores (Revised) (Book)

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    Hendron, B.

    2013-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders successfully plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. Detailed technical discussion is fairly limited in these guides. Instead, we emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. A series of AERGs is under development, addressing key segments of the commercial building stock. Grocery stores were selected as one of the highest priority sectors, because they represent one of the most energy-intensive market segments.

  16. Phase stability and elastic properties of Cr-V alloys

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    Gao, M. C.; Suzuki, Y.; Schweiger, H.; Do?an, Ö.N.; Hawk, J.; Widom M.

    2013-02-20

    V is the only element in the periodic table that forms a complete solid solution with Cr and thus is particularly important in alloying strategy to ductilize Cr. This study combines first-principles density functional theory calculations and experiments to investigate the phase stability and elastic properties of Cr–V binary alloys. The cluster expansion study reveals the formation of various ordered compounds at low temperatures that were not previously known. These compounds become unstable due to the configurational entropy of bcc solid solution as the temperature is increased. The elastic constants of ordered and disordered compounds are calculated at both T = 0 K and finite temperatures. The overall trends in elastic properties are in agreement with measurements using the resonant ultrasound spectroscopy method. The calculations predict that addition of V to Cr decreases both the bulk modulus and the shear modulus, and enhances the Poisson’s ratio, in agreement with experiments. Decrease in the bulk modulus is correlated to decrease in the valence electron density and increase in the lattice constant. An enhanced Poisson’s ratio for bcc Cr–V alloys (compared to pure Cr) is associated with an increased density of states at the Fermi level. Furthermore, the difference charge density in the bonding region in the (110) slip plane is highest for pure Cr and decreases gradually as V is added. The present calculation also predicts a negative Cauchy pressure for pure Cr, and it becomes positive upon alloying with V. The intrinsic ductilizing effect from V may contribute, at least partially, to the experimentally observed ductilizing phenomenon in the literature.

  17. Contraction-induced elevation of heat shock protein 72 mRNA content in isolated single skeletal muscle fibers

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    Stary, Creed Michael

    2006-01-01

    and Samaja M. (1998) Bioenergetics of contracting skeletalto investigate muscle bioenergetics (Hogan et al. , 2005;2002, 2003) and muscle bioenergetics during contractions (

  18. Dirt Softens Soap: Anomalous Elasticity of Disordered Smectics

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    Leo Radzihovsky; John Toner

    1997-08-01

    We show that a smectic in a disordered medium (e.g., aerogel) exhibits anomalous elasticity, with the compression modulus B(k) vanishing and the bend modulus K(k) diverging as k --> 0. In addition, the effective disorder develops long ranged correlations. These divergences are much stronger than those driven by thermal fluctuations in pure smectics, and are controlled by a zero temperature glassy fixed point, which we study in an $\\epsilon=5-d$ expansion. We discuss the experimental implications of these theoretical predictions.

  19. Elastic moderation of intrinsically applied tension in lipid membranes

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    Michael A. Lomholt; Bastien Loubet; John H. Ipsen

    2010-10-20

    Tension in lipid membranes is often controlled externally, by pulling on the boundary of the membrane or changing osmotic pressure across a curved membrane. But modifications of the tension can also be induced in an internal fashion, for instance as a byproduct of changing a membranes electric potential or, as observed experimentally, by activity of membrane proteins. Here we develop a theory which demonstrate how such internal contributions to the tension are moderated through elastic stretching of the membrane when the membrane is initially in a low tension floppy state.

  20. Anomalous dynamics of an elastic membrane in an active fluid

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    S. A. Mallory; C. Valeriani; A. Cacciuto

    2015-05-06

    Using numerical simulations, we characterized the behavior of an elastic membrane immersed in an active fluid. Our findings reveal a nontrivial folding and re-expansion of the membrane that is controlled by the interplay of its resistance to bending and the self-propulsion strength of the active components in solution. We show how flexible membranes tend to collapse into multi-folded states, whereas stiff membranes oscillates between an extended configuration and a singly folded state. This study provides a simple example of how to exploit the random motion of active particles to perform mechanical work at the micro-scale.

  1. Snap buckling of a confined thin elastic sheet

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    Gaetano Napoli; Stefano S. Turzi

    2015-04-20

    A growing or compressed thin elastic sheet adhered to a rigid substrate can exhibit a buckling instability, forming an inward hump. Our study shows that the strip morphology depends on the delicate balance between the compression energy and the bending energy. We find that this instability is a first order phase transition between the adhered solution and the buckled solution whose main control parameter is related to the sheet stretchability. In the nearly- unstretchable regime we provide an analytic expression for the critical threshold. Compressibility is the key assumption which allows us to resolve the apparent paradox of an unbounded pressure exerted on the external wall by a confined flexible loop.

  2. Vortex-type elastic structured media and dynamic shielding

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    Michele Brun; Ian S. Jones; Alexander B. Movchan

    2012-01-27

    The paper addresses a novel model of metamaterial structure. A system of spinners has been embedded into a two-dimensional periodic lattice system. The equations of motion of spinners are used to derive the expression for the chiral term in the equations describing the dynamics of the lattice. Dispersion of elastic waves is shown to possess innovative filtering and polarization properties induced by the vortextype nature of the structured media. The related homogenised effective behavior is obtained analytically and it has been implemented to build a shielding cloak around an obstacle. Analytical work is accompanied by numerical illustrations.

  3. Spherical Wave Propagation in a Nonlinear Elastic Medium

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    Korneev, Valeri A.

    2009-07-01

    Nonlinear propagation of spherical waves generated by a point-pressure source is considered for the cases of monochromatic and impulse primary waveforms. The nonlinear five-constant elastic theory advanced by Murnaghan is used where general equations of motion are put in the form of vector operators, which are independent of the coordinate system choice. The ratio of the nonlinear field component to the primary wave in the far field is proportional to ln(r) where r is a propagation distance. Near-field components of the primary field do not contribute to the far field of nonlinear component.

  4. Strain fluctuations and elastic moduli in disordered solids

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    Daniel M. Sussman; Samuel S. Schoenholz; Ye Xu; Tim Still; A. G. Yodh; Andrea J. Liu

    2015-08-24

    Recently there has been a surge in interest in using video-microscopy techniques to infer the local mechanical properties of disordered solids. One common approach is to minimize the difference between particle vibrational displacements in a local coarse-graining volume and the displacements that would result from a best-fit affine deformation. Effective moduli are then be inferred under the assumption that the components of this best-fit affine deformation tensor have a Boltzmann distribution. In this paper, we combine theoretical arguments with experimental and simulation data to demonstrate that the above does not reveal information about the true elastic moduli of jammed packings and colloidal glasses.

  5. Fluid driven fingering instability of a confined elastic meniscus

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    Biggins, John S.; Wei, Z.; Mahadevan, L.

    2015-04-15

    1 > a) and shear modulus µ. Since adhesion is maintained, an in-plane p-1 John S Biggins1, Z Wei2,L Mahadevan2,3 (a) r2r1 elastic layer fluid a z rigid plate (c) (b) (d) afluid elasticlayer Fig. 1: (a) Top-view of the experiment used... -11) numerically to find the fingering threshold and mode without further approximation (see Appendix) but the algebra is cum- bersome. However, the expressions simplify in the limit of thin layers, a #28; r1, a case of much interest. As in the Cartesian geometry...

  6. Elastic octopoles and colloidal structures in nematic liquid crystals

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    S. B. Chernyshuk; O. M. Tovkach; B. I. Lev

    2013-05-14

    We propose a simple theoretical model which explains a formation of dipolar 2D and 3D colloidal structures in nematic liquid crystal. Colloidal particles are treated as effective hard spheres interacting via their elastic dipole, quadrupole and octopole moments. It is shown that octopole moment plays an important role in the formation of 2D and 3D nematic colloidal crystals. We generalize this assumption on the case of the external electric field and theoretically explain a giant electrostriction effect in 3D crystals observed recently [A. Nych et al., Nature Communications \\textbf{4}, 1489 (2013)].

  7. Quasi-Elastic Scattering Measurements Morgan Wascko Imperial College London

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  8. High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes (Patent) | SciTech Connect

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  9. High elastic modulus polymer electrolytes suitable for preventing thermal

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  10. Elasticity of Pu -a window into fundamental understanding and aging

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  11. Elasticity of Pu -a window into fundamental understanding and aging

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  12. Simulated Microgravity and Radiation Exposure Effects on the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis 

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    Wiggs, Michael

    2012-10-19

    and is likely not the only mechanism for determining muscle mass. In the final study, the effects of radiation...

  13. Evidence of a Shift in the Short-Run Price Elasticity of Gasoline Demand

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    Hughes, Jonathan; Knittel, Christopher R; Sperling, Dan

    2007-01-01

    An Empirical-Analysis of Gasoline Demand in Denmark UsingT. (1991). "Analyzing Gasoline Demand Elasticities: AConsumer Adjustment to a Gasoline Tax." The Review of

  14. Elastic Constants of Ni-Mn-Ga Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys

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    Stipcich, M. [Universitat de Barcelona; Manosa, L. [Universitat de Barcelona; Planes, A. [Universitat de Barcelona; Morin, M. [INSA de Lyon; Zarestky, Jerel L [ORNL; Lograsso, Tom [Ames Laboratory; Stassis, C. [Ames Laboratory

    2004-01-01

    We have measured the adiabatic second order elastic constants of two Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory crystals with different martensitic transition temperatures, using ultrasonic methods. The temperature dependence of the elastic constants has been followed across the ferromagnetic transition and down to the martensitic transition temperature. Within experimental errors no noticeable change in any of the elastic constants has been observed at the Curie point. The temperature dependence of the shear elastic constant C' has been found to be very different for the two alloys. Such a different behavior is in agreement with recent theoretical predictions for systems undergoing multi-stage structural transitions.

  15. Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01

    Data. Both fuel prices and capital costs are taken for the2 Price, Income, and Capital Cost Elasticities for Marketby operating and capital costs (or which are otherwise

  16. A Numerical Algorithm for Single Phase Fluid Flow in Elastic Porous Media

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    algorithm. KEYWORDS: geomechanics, uid ow, elastic deformation, porous media 1 Introduction Mechanical, petroleum, and environmental engineering for several decades. While considering the impact of the rock

  17. EIS-0277: Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site

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    This EIS evaluates the potential alternatives and impacts associated with a proposal to process certain plutonium residues and all of the scrub alloy currently stored at Rocky Flats. While ongoing...

  18. Tenderization strategies for individual muscles from beef rounds 

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    Kolle, Barret Lee

    2002-01-01

    of four treatment groups: control, mechanical blade-tenderization, 2% injection of the enzyme bromelain, or 10% injection of salt/phosphate solution. Steaks (2.54 cm) from each muscle were cooked by dry-heat and moist-heat methods. Warner-Bratzler shear...

  19. The effects of eccentric training on muscle-bone function 

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    Hubal, Monica Jeanne

    1999-01-01

    implantation, while a sham ovariectomy group (SHAM) served as an estrogen-intact control. One-half of the ovariectomized mice (OVX) underwent training via 30 eccentric contractions of the anterior coral muscles at 150% of peak isometric torque (OVX+TRAIN) every...

  20. Skeletal muscles and fatigue Inexpensive equipment and classroom materials

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    Cooper, Robin L.

    , the electrical activity generated from the movement ions produces electrical potentials which can be picked up and principles behind the observations they made personally. This laboratory exercise is unique in the use with surface electrodes on the skin. The electrical activity monitored from muscle is referred

  1. Liquid Crystalline Elastomers as Artificial Muscles P. E. Cladis

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    Cladis, Patricia E.

    Liquid Crystalline Elastomers as Artificial Muscles P. E. Cladis Advanced Liquid Crystal Technologies, POB 1314, Summit, NJ 07902 USA Abstract We find that low molecular weight liquid crystalline cooperative effects acting over length scales larger than the typical mesh size of a liquid single crystalline

  2. Coaxial Noncontact Surface Compliance Distribution Measurement for Muscle Contraction Sensing

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    Shinoda, Hiroyuki

    and the displacement measurement. In experiments, required measurement time for human skin in vivo in a moving a coaxial noncontact surface compliance distribution measurement method for sensing human muscle contraction. Our measurement system is based on pressurization to a target object by acoustic radiation pressure

  3. Factors influencing variation in tenderness of major beef muscles 

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    Stolowski, Glenn David

    1997-01-01

    Beef carcasses (n=30) were obtained from three breed types (3/4 Angus (A) x 1/4 Brahman (B), 1/4 A x 3/4 B, and F2 A x B crosses). The right side of each carcass was electrically stimulated (ES). Seven muscles (Semimembranosus (Sm), Semitendinosus...

  4. Patterns of Arm Muscle Activation Involved in Octopus Reaching Movements

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    Hochner, Binyamin

    Patterns of Arm Muscle Activation Involved in Octopus Reaching Movements Yoram Gutfreund,1 Tamar, Stazione Zoologica "A. Dohrn," Naples 80121, Italy The extreme flexibility of the octopus arm allows a basic invariant motor structure: a bend traveling from the base of the arm toward the tip (Gutfreund et

  5. Molecules, muscles, and machines: Universal performance characteristics of motors

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    Marden, James

    Molecules, muscles, and machines: Universal performance characteristics of motors James H. Marden, piston engines, electric motors, and all types of jets. Dependence of force production and stress of materials and mechanisms. Organisms and machines move by exerting forces on their external environment

  6. Brainstem cholinergic modulation of muscle tone in infant rats

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    between these two regions. First, in unanesthetized pups, we found that chemical infusion the cholinergic antagonist scopolamine (10 mm, 0.1 lL) was infused into the DLPT. Scopolamine effectively muscle tone, infusion of the sodium channel blocker lidocaine (2%) into the PnO of unanesthetized pups

  7. Variable gearing in pennate muscles Emanuel Azizi*, Elizabeth L. Brainerd, and Thomas J. Roberts

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    Azizi, Manny

    Variable gearing in pennate muscles Emanuel Azizi*, Elizabeth L. Brainerd, and Thomas J. Roberts at a higher gear ratio (muscle velocity/fiber velocity). The magnitude of fiber rota- tion, and therefore gear of action. Here, we show that gear ratio is not fixed for a given muscle but decreases significantly

  8. A Monte Carlo Method Used for the Identification of the Muscle Spindle

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    Rigas, Alexandros

    the behavior of the muscle spindle by using a logistic regression model. The system receives input from. Key words: Exact logistic regression, likelihood function, Monte Carlo technique, muscle spin- dle. 21 is part of the skeletal muscles and is responsible for the initiation of move- ment and the maintenance

  9. A Soft Wearable Robotic Device for Active Knee Motions using Flat Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    A Soft Wearable Robotic Device for Active Knee Motions using Flat Pneumatic Artificial Muscles Yong present the design of a soft wearable robotic device composed of elastomeric artificial muscle actuators elastomer muscles were employed for assisted knee extension and flexion. The robotic device was tested

  10. Strategies to Save 50% Site Energy in Grocery and General Merchandise Stores

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    Hirsch, A.; Hale, E.; Leach, M.

    2011-03-01

    This paper summarizes the methodology and main results of two recently published Technical Support Documents. These reports explore the feasibility of designing general merchandise and grocery stores that use half the energy of a minimally code-compliant building, as measured on a whole-building basis. We used an optimization algorithm to trace out a minimum cost curve and identify designs that satisfy the 50% energy savings goal. We started from baseline building energy use and progressed to more energy-efficient designs by sequentially adding energy design measures (EDMs). Certain EDMs figured prominently in reaching the 50% energy savings goal for both building types: (1) reduced lighting power density; (2) optimized area fraction and construction of view glass or skylights, or both, as part of a daylighting system tuned to 46.5 fc (500 lux); (3) reduced infiltration with a main entrance vestibule or an envelope air barrier, or both; and (4) energy recovery ventilators, especially in humid and cold climates. In grocery stores, the most effective EDM, which was chosen for all climates, was replacing baseline medium-temperature refrigerated cases with high-efficiency models that have doors.

  11. A Concise Method for Storing and Communicating the Data Covariance Matrix

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    Larson, Nancy M [ORNL

    2008-10-01

    The covariance matrix associated with experimental cross section or transmission data consists of several components. Statistical uncertainties on the measured quantity (counts) provide a diagonal contribution. Off-diagonal components arise from uncertainties on the parameters (such as normalization or background) that figure into the data reduction process; these are denoted systematic or common uncertainties, since they affect all data points. The full off-diagonal data covariance matrix (DCM) can be extremely large, since the size is the square of the number of data points. Fortunately, it is not necessary to explicitly calculate, store, or invert the DCM. Likewise, it is not necessary to explicitly calculate, store, or use the inverse of the DCM. Instead, it is more efficient to accomplish the same results using only the various component matrices that appear in the definition of the DCM. Those component matrices are either diagonal or small (the number of data points times the number of data-reduction parameters); hence, this implicit data covariance method requires far less array storage and far fewer computations while producing more accurate results.

  12. Oscillatory elastic instabilities in an extensional viscoelastic flow

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    Atul Varshney; Eldad Afik; Yoav Kaplan; Victor Steinberg

    2015-10-01

    Dilute polymer solutions are known to exhibit purely elastic instabilities even when the fluid inertia is negligible. Here we report the quantitative evidence of two consecutive oscillatory elastic instabilities in an elongation flow of a dilute polymer solution as realized in a T-junction geometry with a long recirculating cavity. The main result reported here is the observation and characterization of the first transition as a forward Hopf bifurcation resulted in a uniformly oscillating state due to breaking of time translational invariance. This unexpected finding is in contrast with previous experiments and numerical simulations performed in similar ranges of the $Wi$ and $Re$ numbers, where the forward fork-bifurcation into a steady asymmetric flow due to the broken spatial inversion symmetry was reported. We discuss the plausible discrepancy between our findings and previous studies that could be attributed to the long recirculating cavity, where the length of the recirculating cavity plays a crucial role in the breaking of time translational invariance instead of the spatial inversion. The second transition is manifested via time aperiodic transverse fluctuations of the interface between the dyed and undyed fluid streams at the channel junction and advected downstream by the mean flow. Both instabilities are characterized by fluid discharge-rate and simultaneous imaging of the interface between the dyed and undyed fluid streams in the outflow channel.

  13. Parity Violation in Forward Angle Elastic Electron-Proton Scattering

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    Grady Wilson Miller, IV

    2001-01-01

    We have measured the parity-violating electroweak asymmetry in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons from the proton at Jefferson Laboratory. The kinematic point ({theta}_lab = 12.3 deg. and (Q^2) = 0.48 (GeV/c)^2) is chosen to provide sensitivity to the strange electric form factor G^s_E. A 3.36 GeV beam of longitudinally polarized electrons was scattered from protons in a liquid hydrogen target. The scattered flux was detected by a pair of spectrometers which focussed the elastically-scattered electrons onto total-absorption detectors. The detector signals were integrated and digitized by a custom data acquisition system. A feedback system reduced systematic errors by controlling helicity-correlated beam intensity differences at the sub-ppm (part per million) level. The experimental result, A = 14.5 +/- 2.0 (stat) +/- 1.1 (syst) ppm, is consistent with the electroweak Standard Model with no additional contributions from strange quarks. In particular, the measurement implies G^S_E + 0.39 G^s_M = 0.023 +/- 0.040 +/- 0.026 ({delta}G^n_E), where the last uncertainty is due to the estimated uncertainty in the neutron electric form factor G^n_E . This result represents the first experimental constraint of the strange electric form factor.

  14. Transport of organelles by elastically coupled motor proteins

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    Deepak Bhat; Manoj Gopalakrishnan

    2014-12-17

    Motor-driven intracellular transport is a complex phenomenon where multiple motor proteins attached to a cargo are simultaneously engaged in pulling activity, often leading to tug-of-war and bidirectional motion. However, most mathematical and computational models ignore the details of the motor-cargo interaction. A few papers have studied more realistic models of cargo transport by including elastic motor-cargo coupling, but either restricts the number of motors and/or uses purely phenomenological forms for energy-dependent hopping rates. Here, we study a generic Model In which N motors are elastically coupled to a cargo, which itself is subject to thermal noise in the cytoplasm and an additional external applied force. The motor-hopping rates are chosen to satisfy detailed balance with respect to the energy of stretching. The master equation is converted to a linear Fokker-Planck equation (LFPE), which yields the average positions of the cargo and motors, as well as their fluctuations and correlation functions. We apply this formalism to two specific forms of the hopping rates. Analytical results are obtained for mean cargo velocity, diffusion coefficient and the average force experienced by each motor for arbitrary N, and compared with numerical simulations. The expansion procedure also allows us to quantify load-sharing features among the cargo-bound motors. In general, we observe significant deviations between analytical predictions based on LFPE and the corresponding numerical results, which suggests a prominent role for higher order corrections.

  15. Yield stress and elasticity influence on surface tension measurements

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    Loren Jørgensen; Marie Le Merrer; Hélène Delanoë-Ayari; Catherine Barentin

    2015-06-04

    We have performed surface tension measurements on carbopol gels of different concentrations and yield stresses. Our setup, based on the force exerted by a capillary bridge on two parallel plates, allows to measure an effective surface tension of the complex fluid and to investigate the influence of flow history. More precisely the effective surface tension measured after stretching the bridge is always higher than after compressing it. The difference between the two values is due to the existence of a yield stress in the fluid. The experimental observations are successfully reproduced with a simple elasto-plastic model. The shape of successive stretching-compression cycles can be described by taking into account the yield stress and the elasticity of the gel. We show that the surface tension $\\gamma_{LV}$ of yield stress fluids is the mean of the effective surface tension values only if the elastic modulus is high compared to the yield stress. This work highlights that thermodynamical quantities measurements are challenged by the fluid out-of-equilibrium state implied by jamming, even at small scales where the shape of the bridge is driven by surface energy. Therefore setups allowing deformation in opposite directions are relevant for measurements on yield stress fluids.

  16. High Energy pp Elastic Scattering in Condensate Enclosed Chiral Bag Model and TOTEM Elastic Measurements at LHC at 7 TeV

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    M. M. Islam; R. J. Luddy

    2013-10-28

    We study high energy $\\small{\\rm{pp}}$ and $\\small{\\rm{\\bar {p}p}}$ elastic scattering in the TeV region based on an effective field theory model of the proton. We phenomenologically investigate the main processes underlying elastic scattering and quantitatively describe the measured elastic d$\\small{\\sigma}$/dt at energies 7.0 TeV (LHC $\\small{\\rm{pp}}$), 1.96 TeV (Tevatron $\\small{\\rm{\\bar {p}p}}$), and 0.630 TeV (SPS $\\small{\\rm{\\bar {p}p}}$). Finally, we give our prediction for $\\small{\\rm{pp}}$ elastic d$\\small{\\sigma}$/dt at 14 TeV that will be measured by the TOTEM Collaboration.

  17. Matrix Fourier transform in dynamic theory of elasticity of piecewise homogeneous medium

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    O. Yaremko.; E. Mogileva

    2013-09-24

    The analytical solving dynamic problems of elasticity theory for piecewise homogeneous half-space is found. The explicit construction of direct and inverse Fourier's vector transform with discontinuous coefficients is presented. The technique of applying Fourier's vector transform with discontinuous coefficients for solving problems of mathematical physics in the heterogeneous environments is developed on an example of the dynamic problems of the elasticity theory.

  18. ON QUASI-ELASTIC SCATTERING OF SLOW NEUTRONS IN MOLECULAR LIQUIDS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    L-317 ON QUASI-ELASTIC SCATTERING OF SLOW NEUTRONS IN MOLECULAR LIQUIDS M. UTSURO Research Reactor de neutrons avec élargissement par rotation moléculaire dans le liquide sont étudiés dans le cadre du du benzène liquide. Abstract. 2014 The rotational broadened quasi-elastic scattering spectrum

  19. Gasoline price volatility and the elasticity of demand for gasoline1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lina

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    - 1 - Gasoline price volatility and the elasticity of demand for gasoline1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lina, California Abstract We examine how gasoline price volatility impacts consumers' price elasticity of demand for gasoline. Results show that volatility in prices decreases consumer demand for gasoline in the intermediate

  20. Measurements of fuel and shell areal densities of OMEGA capsule implosions using elastically scattered protons

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    Measurements of fuel and shell areal densities of OMEGA capsule implosions using elastically., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 1997 . Simultaneous measurements of elastically scattered protons, i.e., ``knock in diameter and with CD shells of 20 m thickness, were filled to about 15 atm and irradiated with 23 kJ of UV

  1. Lung and alveolar wall elastic and hysteretic behavior in rats: effects of in vivo elastase treatment

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    Alencar, Adriano Mesquita

    Lung and alveolar wall elastic and hysteretic behavior in rats: effects of in vivo elastase P. Ingenito, and Be´la Suki. Lung and alveolar wall elastic and hysteretic behavior in rats: effects behavior of the alveolar walls and the macroscopic mechanical properties of the whole lung in an in vivo

  2. Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss Shfaqat A. Khan,1

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    Larson, Kristine

    Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss Shfaqat A. Khan,1 John Wahr,2 caused an elastic uplift of $35 mm at a GPS site in Kulusuk. Most of the uplift results from ice dynamic digital elevation models, contributes about $16 mm of the observed uplift, with an additional $5 mm from

  3. Elastic-Plastic Models for Stable Crack Growtht *James R. Rice

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    Elastic-Plastic Models for Stable Crack Growtht by *James R. Rice Mareh 1973 'PCAbh ~ ~ e c.\\. (n do not fully recover their strain upon unloading. The idealized non-linear elastic (left) and rigid-plastic,. there is ~ strain concentration created at the cut-ahead tip in the rigid-plastic material and the deformation field

  4. Analysis of the elastic behaviour of silica aerogels taken as a percolating system

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    289 Analysis of the elastic behaviour of silica aerogels taken as a percolating system T. Woignier of silica aerogels are performed using the three points flexural technique. The elastic behaviour is studied measurement - for silica aerogels. These highly porous materials are obtained from a sol-gel process. Solvent

  5. Revealing highly complex elastic nonlinear (anelastic) behavior of Earth materials applying a new probe

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    Revealing highly complex elastic nonlinear (anelastic) behavior of Earth materials applying a new nonlinear (anelastic) behavior of Earth materials applying a new probe: Dynamic acoustoelastic testing, J nonlinear acoustics has led to the development of refined experimental method to measure material elastic

  6. Modal analysis of Lamb wave generation in elastic plates by liquid wedge transducers

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    Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, Université

    Modal analysis of Lamb wave generation in elastic plates by liquid wedge transducers X. Jia Groupe by a variety of methods. For signal processing applications, Lamb waves are generated by using interdigital is presented to describe the excitation of Lamb waves in an elastic plate using a liquid wedge transducer

  7. Estimating the Price Elasticity of Residential Water Demand: The Case of Phoenix, Arizona

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    Article Estimating the Price Elasticity of Residential Water Demand: The Case of Phoenix, Arizona elasticity of residential water demand in Phoenix, Arizona, which is likely to be strongly impacted to such changes requires understanding the responsiveness of water demand to price changes. We estimate the price

  8. Principles of Software-defined Elastic Systems for Big Data Analytics

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    Principles of Software-defined Elastic Systems for Big Data Analytics Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram}@dsg.tuwien.ac.at Abstract Techniques for big data analytics should support principles of elasticity that are inherent characteristics of big data described through the "four V's of volume, variety, velocity and veracity" [1] have

  9. Future Measurements of the Nucleon Elastic Electromagnetic Form Factors at Jefferson Lab

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    Gilfoyle, Jerry

    Future Measurements of the Nucleon Elastic Electromagnetic Form Factors at Jefferson Lab G.P.Gilfoyle Future Form Factor Measurements ­ p. 1/3 #12;Scientific Motivation Nucleon elastic electromagnetic form violation experiments. G.P.Gilfoyle Future Form Factor Measurements ­ p. 2/3 #12;Scientific Motivation

  10. CONVERGENCE OF NUMERICAL APPROXIMATIONS TO A PHASE FIELD BENDING ELASTICITY MODEL OF

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    CONVERGENCE OF NUMERICAL APPROXIMATIONS TO A PHASE FIELD BENDING ELASTICITY MODEL OF MEMBRANE, Number 1, Pages 1­18 CONVERGENCE OF NUMERICAL APPROXIMATIONS TO A PHASE FIELD BENDING ELASTICITY MODEL OF MEMBRANE DEFORMATIONS QIANG DU AND XIAOQIANG WANG This paper is dedicated to Prof.Max Gunzburger

  11. Laboratory measurements of low-and high-frequency elastic moduli in Fontainebleau sandstone

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    Fortin, Jérôme

    Laboratory measurements of low- and high-frequency elastic moduli in Fontainebleau sandstone-saturated sam- ples were much more compliant at low frequencies than at high frequencies. The measured bulk- quency dependent, the elastic behavior observed in the laboratory at "high-frequencies" (MHz) does not

  12. Minimal energy for elastic inclusions By Hans Knupfer and Robert V. Kohn

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    the emergence of the new phase, the interfacial energy provides an energy barrier for the creation and growthMinimal energy for elastic inclusions By Hans Kn¨upfer and Robert V. Kohn Courant Institute, New problem with a nonlocal term represent- ing elastic energy. More precisely, our aim is to analyse

  13. Learning Price-Elasticity of Smart Consumers in Power Distribution Systems

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    Gómez, Vicenç

    rely on consumers and/or loads responding to exogenous signals, typically in the form of energy pricingLearning Price-Elasticity of Smart Consumers in Power Distribution Systems Vicenc¸ G´omez1, Michael for estimating the price elasticity of many customers comprising a distribution system. We utilize a sparse

  14. Elastic Lennard-Jones polymers meet clusters: Differences and similarities Stefan Schnabel,1,a

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    Janke, Wolfhard

    Elastic Lennard-Jones polymers meet clusters: Differences and similarities Stefan Schnabel,1,a of elastic flexible off-lattice polymers with Lennard-Jones monomer-monomer interaction and anharmonic and nonicosahedral low-energy polymer morphologies. © 2009 American Institute of Physics. doi:10.1063/1.3223720 I

  15. Locally corrected semi-Lagrangian methods for Stokes flow with moving elastic interfaces

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    Locally corrected semi-Lagrangian methods for Stokes flow with moving elastic interfaces J. Thomas interfaces that respond elastically to stretching. The interface is moved by semi- Lagrangian contouring: a distance function is introduced on a tree of cells near the interface, transported by a semi

  16. Inclusions on Fluid Membranes Anchored to Elastic Media M. S. Turner*#

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    Sens, Pierre

    , Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021 USA; and § Institut Charles Sadron, 67083 Strasbourg, France elastic medium. We use this as a simple model for the plasma membrane of a cell. The atomic force, caveolae, and similar membrane invaginations. The breakdown of linear elastic response, as observed by AFM

  17. Functions and requirements document for interim store solidified high-level and transuranic waste

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    Smith-Fewell, M.A., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-05-17

    The functions, requirements, interfaces, and architectures contained within the Functions and Requirements (F{ampersand}R) Document are based on the information currently contained within the TWRS Functions and Requirements database. The database also documents the set of technically defensible functions and requirements associated with the solidified waste interim storage mission.The F{ampersand}R Document provides a snapshot in time of the technical baseline for the project. The F{ampersand}R document is the product of functional analysis, requirements allocation and architectural structure definition. The technical baseline described in this document is traceable to the TWRS function 4.2.4.1, Interim Store Solidified Waste, and its related requirements, architecture, and interfaces.

  18. A survey of routing techniques in store-and-forward and wormhole interconnects.

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    Holman, David Michael; Lee, David S.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of algorithms for directing messages through networks of varying topology. These are commonly referred to as routing algorithms in the literature that is presented. In addition to providing background on networking terminology and router basics, the paper explains the issues of deadlock and livelock as they apply to routing. After this, there is a discussion of routing algorithms for both store-and-forward and wormhole-switched networks. The paper covers both algorithms that do and do not adapt to conditions in the network. Techniques targeting structured as well as irregular topologies are discussed. Following this, strategies for routing in the presence of faulty nodes and links in the network are described.

  19. Identification of crystalline elastic anisotropy in PZT ceramics from in-situ blocking stress measurements

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    Daniel, L., E-mail: laurent.daniel@u-psud.fr [School of Materials, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); LGEP (CNRS UMR8507, SUPELEC, UPMC, Univ Paris-Sud), 91192 Gif sur Yvette cedex (France); Hall, D. A.; Withers, P. J. [School of Materials, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Webber, K. G. [Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Straße 2, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany); King, A. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6 rue J. Horowitz, 38043 Grenoble (France); Synchrotron SOLEIL, BP 48, 91192 Gif sur Yvette cedex (France)

    2014-05-07

    High energy x-ray diffraction measurements of lattice strains were performed on a rhombohedral Lead Zirconate Titanate ceramic (PZT 55-45) under combinations of applied electric field and compressive stress. These measurements allow the construction of blocking stress curves for different sets of crystallographic orientations which reflect the single crystal elastic anisotropy. A micro-mechanical interpretation of the results is then proposed. Assuming cubic symmetry for the crystalline elastic stiffness tensor and isotropy for the macroscopic elastic properties, the elastic properties of the single crystal are extracted from the measured data. An anisotropy ratio close to 0.3 is found (compared to 1 for isotropic materials). The high level of anisotropy found in this work suggests that crystalline elastic anisotropy should not be neglected in the modelling of ferroelectric materials.

  20. The Role of Architecture in the Elastic Response of Semiflexible Polymer and Fiber Networks

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    Claus Heussinger; Erwin Frey

    2007-01-18

    We study the elasticity of cross-linked networks of thermally fluctuating stiff polymers. As compared to their purely mechanical counterparts, it is shown that these thermal networks have a qualitatively different elastic response. By accounting for the entropic origin of the single-polymer elasticity, the networks acquire a strong susceptibility to polydispersity and structural randomness that is completely absent in athermal models. In extensive numerical studies we systematically vary the architecture of the networks and identify a wealth of phenomena that clearly show the strong dependence of the emergent macroscopic moduli on the underlying mesoscopic network structure. In particular, we highlight the importance of the full polymer length that to a large extent controls the elastic response of the network, surprisingly, even in parameter regions where it does not enter the macroscopic moduli explicitly. We provide theoretical scaling arguments to relate the observed macroscopic elasticity to the physical mechanisms on the microscopic and the mesoscopic scale.

  1. Elastic Fidelity: Trading-off Computational Accuracy for Energy Reduction

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    Roy, Sourya; Faisal, S M; Liu, Ke; Hardavellas, Nikos; Parthasarathy, Srinivasan

    2011-01-01

    Power dissipation and energy consumption have become one of the most important problems in the design of processors today. This is especially true in power-constrained environments, such as embedded and mobile computing. While lowering the operational voltage can reduce power consumption, there are limits imposed at design time, beyond which hardware components experience faulty operation. Moreover, the decrease in feature size has led to higher susceptibility to process variations, leading to reliability issues and lowering yield. However, not all computations and all data in a workload need to maintain 100% fidelity. In this paper, we explore the idea of employing functional or storage units that let go the conservative guardbands imposed on the design to guarantee reliable execution. Rather, these units exhibit Elastic Fidelity, by judiciously lowering the voltage to trade-off reliable execution for power consumption based on the error guarantees required by the executing code. By estimating the accuracy r...

  2. Third- and fourth-order elasticity of biological soft tissues

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    Michel Destrade; Michael D. Gilchrist; Raymond W. Ogden

    2013-01-24

    In the theory of weakly non-linear elasticity, Hamilton et al. [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. \\textbf{116} (2004) 41] identified $W = \\mu I_2 + (A/3)I_3 + D I_2^2$ as the fourth-order expansion of the strain-energy density for incompressible isotropic solids. Subsequently, much effort focused on theoretical and experimental developments linked to this expression in order to inform the modeling of gels and soft biological tissues. However, while many soft tissues can be treated as incompressible, they are not in general isotropic, and their anisotropy is associated with the presence of oriented collagen fiber bundles. Here the expansion of $W$ is carried up to fourth-order in the case where there exists one family of parallel fibers in the tissue. The results are then applied to acoustoelasticity, with a view to determining the second- and third-order nonlinear constants by employing small-amplitude transverse waves propagating in a deformed soft tissue.

  3. NN inversion potentials intermediate energy proton-nucleus elastic scattering

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    Arellano, H.F.; Brieva, F.A.; Love, W.G.; Geramb, H.V. von

    1995-10-01

    Recently developed nucleon-nucleon interactions using the quantum inverse scattering method shed new fight on the off-shell properties of the internucleon effective force for nucleon-nucleus scattering. Calculations of proton elastic scattering from {sup 40}Ca and {sup 208}Pb in the 500 MeV region show that variations in off-shell contributions are determined to a great extent by the accuracy with which the nucleon-nucleon phase shifts are reproduced. The study is based on the full-folding approach to the nucleon-nucleus optical potential which allows a deep understanding of the interplay between on- and off-shell effects in nucleon scattering. Results and the promising extension offered by the inversion potentials beyond the range of validity of the low-energy internucleon forces will be discussed.

  4. Flavor decomposition of the elastic nucleon electromagnetic form factors

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    C.D. Cates, C.W. Jager, S. Riordan, B. Wojtsekhowski

    2011-06-01

    The u- and d-quark contributions to the elastic nucleon electromagnetic form factors have been determined using experimental data on GEn , GMn , GpE , and GpM . Such a flavor separation of the form factors became possible up to 3.4 GeV2 with recent data on GEn from Hall A at JLab. At a negative four-momentum transfer squared Q2 above 1 GeV2, for both the u- and d-quark components, the ratio of the Pauli form factor to the Dirac form factor, F2/F1, was found to be almost constant, and for each of F2 and F1 individually, the d-quark component drops continuously with increasing Q2.

  5. Elastic scattering of Beryllium isotopes near the Coulomb barrier

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    Di Pietro, A.; Figuera, P. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Amorini, F.; Fisichella, M.; Lattuada, M.; Musumarra, A.; Pellegriti, M. G.; Randisi, G.; Rizzo, F.; Santonocito, D.; Scalia, G.; Scuderi, V.; Strano, E.; Torresi, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Papa, M. [INFN-Sezione di Catania, Catania (Italy); Acosta, L.; Martel, I.; Perez-Bernal, F. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada Universidad de Huelva, Huelva (Spain); Borge, M. J. G.; Tengblad, O. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia CSIC, Madrid (Spain)

    2011-10-28

    In this contribution, results of experiments performed with the three Beryllium isotopes {sup 9,10,11}Be on a medium mass {sup 64}Zn target, at a center of mass energy of {approx_equal}1.4 the Coulomb barrier, will be discussed. Elastic scattering angular distributions have been measured for the {sup 9,10}Be reactions. In the {sup 11}Be case the quasielastic scattering angular distribution was obtained. In the halo nucleus case, the angular distribution exhibit a non-Fresnel-type pattern with a strong damping of the Coulomb-nuclear interference peak. Moreover, it is found that the total reaction cross-section for the halo nucleus induced collision is more than double the ones extracted in the collisions induced by the non-halo Beryllium isotopes. A large contribution to the total-reaction cross-section in the {sup 11}Be case could be attributed to transfer and/or break-up events.

  6. Folding model calculations for 6He+12C Elastic Scattering

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    Awad A. Ibraheem

    2015-11-02

    In the framework of the double folding model, we used the {\\alpha}+2n and di-triton configurations for the nuclear matter density of the 6He nucleus to generate the real part of the optical potential for the system 6He+12C. As an alternative, we also use the high energy approximation to generate the optical potential for the same system. The derived potentials are employed to analyze the elastic scattering differential cross section at energies of 38.3, 41.6 and 82.3 MeV/nucleon. For the imaginary part of the potential we adopt the squared Woods-Saxon form. The obtained results are compared with the corresponding measured data as well as with available results in literature. The calculated total reaction cross sections are investigated and compared with the optical limit Glauber model description.

  7. Folding model calculations for 6He+12C Elastic Scattering

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    Ibraheem, Awad A

    2015-01-01

    In the framework of the double folding model, we used the {\\alpha}+2n and di-triton configurations for the nuclear matter density of the 6He nucleus to generate the real part of the optical potential for the system 6He+12C. As an alternative, we also use the high energy approximation to generate the optical potential for the same system. The derived potentials are employed to analyze the elastic scattering differential cross section at energies of 38.3, 41.6 and 82.3 MeV/nucleon. For the imaginary part of the potential we adopt the squared Woods-Saxon form. The obtained results are compared with the corresponding measured data as well as with available results in literature. The calculated total reaction cross sections are investigated and compared with the optical limit Glauber model description.

  8. Extracting forward strong amplitudes from elastic differential cross sections

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    Chen, C M; Johnson, M B; Johnson, Mikkel B.

    2001-01-01

    The feasibility of a model-independent extraction of the forward strong amplitude from elastic nuclear cross section data in the Coulomb-nuclear interference region is assessed for $\\pi$ and $K^+$ scattering at intermediate energies. Theoretically-generated "data" are analyzed to provide criteria for optimally designing experiments to measure these amplitudes, whose energy dependence (particularly that of the real parts) is needed for disentangling various sources of medium modifications of the projectile-nucleon interaction. The issues considered include determining the angular region over which to make the measurements, the role of the most forward angles measured, and the effects of statistical and systematic errors. We find that there is a region near the forward direction where Coulomb-nuclear interference allows reliable extraction of the strong forward amplitude for both pions and the $K^+$ from .3 to 1 GeV/c.

  9. Extracting forward strong amplitudes from elastic differential cross sections

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    C. M. Chen; D. J. Ernst; Mikkel B. Johnson

    2001-07-11

    The feasibility of a model-independent extraction of the forward strong amplitude from elastic nuclear cross section data in the Coulomb-nuclear interference region is assessed for $\\pi$ and $K^+$ scattering at intermediate energies. Theoretically-generated "data" are analyzed to provide criteria for optimally designing experiments to measure these amplitudes, whose energy dependence (particularly that of the real parts) is needed for disentangling various sources of medium modifications of the projectile-nucleon interaction. The issues considered include determining the angular region over which to make the measurements, the role of the most forward angles measured, and the effects of statistical and systematic errors. We find that there is a region near the forward direction where Coulomb-nuclear interference allows reliable extraction of the strong forward amplitude for both pions and the $K^+$ from .3 to 1 GeV/c.

  10. Adhesive Contact of a Conical Frustum Punch with a Transversely Isotropic or an Orthotropic Elastic Half Space 

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    Mao, Chunliu

    2012-02-14

    The adhesive contact problems of a conical frustum punch indenting a transversely isotropic elastic half space and an orthotropic elastic half space are analytically studied in this thesis work. To solve the problem involving a transversely...

  11. Mechanical characterization, modeling, and examination of a muscular intracranial and elastic extracranial artery with an emphasis on microstructure, residual stress, and smooth muscle cell activation 

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    Wagner, Hallie

    2012-07-16

    Cerebrovascular disease continues to be responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. There is a pressing need to better understand the biomechanics of both intracranial arteries and the extracranial arteries that feed these vessels...

  12. Transgressions and expressions: Affective facial muscle activity predicts moral judgments

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    Cannon, Peter R.; Schnall, Simone; White, Mathew

    2011-01-01

    to work on a team project’’; ‘‘Someone gossiped about a friend at work’’).3 Electromyographic Analyses Electromyographic data were collected using a Contact Precision Instruments amplifier sampling at 4 KHz. Data were rectified, downsampled to 100 Hz... behaviors were rated significantly more positive than the midpoint of the scale (all ps 2.2). These moral judgments are shown in Figure 1. Muscle Activity Electromyographic data were analyzed using 5 (foundations: purity, harm, fairness...

  13. The Elasticity of Demand for Gasoline in China1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, Jieyin (Jean) Zeng

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    The Elasticity of Demand for Gasoline in China1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, Jieyin (Jean) Zeng Department the price and income elasticities of demand for gasoline in China. Our estimates of the intermediate-run price elasticity of gasoline demand range between -0.497 and -0.196, and our estimates

  14. Measurement of Elastic Modulus of PUNB Bonded Sand as a Function of Temperature J. Thole and C. Beckermann

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    and distortions in steel casting are particularly sensitive to the elastic modulus of the sand mold. The objective1 Measurement of Elastic Modulus of PUNB Bonded Sand as a Function of Temperature J. Thole and C Measurements of the elastic modulus of PUNB bonded silica sand are performed using a three-point bend test from

  15. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 25 (2005) 13131324 High temperature elasticity measurements on oxides by Brillouin

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    2005-01-01

    for determining the elastic moduli at high temperatures, using both electric resistive heating (to 1800 K) and CO2 by Elsevier Ltd. Keywords: Spectroscopy; Mechanical properties; High-temperature elasticity measurements by Brillouin scattering 1. Introduction Knowledge of the high-temperature elastic properties is fundamental

  16. Anisotropic Motion and Molecular Dynamics of Cholesterol, Lanosterol, and Ergosterol in Lecithin Bilayers Studied by Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering

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    Brown, Michael F.

    Bilayers Studied by Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering Emil Endress, Helmut Heller,§ He´le`ne CasaltaVised Manuscript ReceiVed June 27, 2002 ABSTRACT: Quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) was employed to study of motion within the bilayer on the molecular dynamics time scale. In a recent quasi-elastic neutron

  17. Control of Plasma-Stored Energy for Burn Control using DIII-D In-Vessel Coils

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    Hawryluk, R. J.; Eidietis, N. W.; Grierson, B. A.; Hyatt, A. W.; Koleman, E.; Logan, N. C.; Nazikian, R.; Paz-Soldan, C.; Wolf, S.

    2014-09-01

    A new approach has been experimentally demonstrated to control the stored energy by applying a non-axisymmetric magnetic field using the DIII-D in-vessel coils to modify the energy confinement time. In future burning plasma experiments as well as magnetic fusion energy power plants, various concepts have been proposed to control the fusion power. The fusion power in a power plant operating at high gain can be related to the plasma-stored energy and hence, is a strong function of the energy confinement time. Thus, an actuator, that modifies the confinement time, can be used to adjust the fusion power. In relatively low collisionality DIII-D discharges, the application of non-axisymmetric magnetic fields results in a decrease in confinement time and density pumpout. Gas puffing was used to compensate the density pumpout in the pedestal while control of the stored energy was demonstrated by the application of non-axisymmetric fields.

  18. Cooling System for a Frame-Store PN-CCD Detector for Low Background Application

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    Pereira, H; Santos Silva, P; Kuster, M; Lang, P

    2012-01-01

    The astroparticle physics experiment CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) aims to detect hypothetical axions or axion-like particles produced in the Sun by the Primakoff process. A Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prototype superconducting dipole magnet provides a 9 T transverse magnetic field for the conversion of axions into detectable X-ray photons. These photons are detected with an X-ray telescope and a novel type of frame-store CCD detector built from radio-pure materials, installed in the optics focal plane. A novel type of cooling system has been designed and built based on krypton-filled cryogenic heat pipes, made out of oxygen-free radiopure copper, and a Stirling cryocooler as cold source. The heat pipes provide an efficient thermal coupling between the cryocooler and the CCD which is kept at stable temperatures between 150 and 230 K within an accuracy of 0.1 K. A graded-Z radiation shield, also serving as a gas cold-trap operated at 120 K, is implemented to reduce the surface contamination of the CCD wind...

  19. Prefibrillar transthyretin oligomers and cold stored native tetrameric transthyretin are cytotoxic in cell culture

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    Soergjerd, Karin; Klingstedt, Therese [IFM- Department of Chemistry, Linkoeping University, SE-581 83 Linkoeping (Sweden); Lindgren, Mikael [Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim (Norway); Kagedal, Katarina [Division of Experimental Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoeping University, S-581 85 Linkoeping (Sweden); Hammarstroem, Per [IFM- Department of Chemistry, Linkoeping University, SE-581 83 Linkoeping (Sweden)], E-mail: perha@ifm.liu.se

    2008-12-26

    Recent studies suggest that soluble, oligomeric species, which are intermediates in the fibril formation process in amyloid disease, might be the key species in amyloid pathogenesis. Soluble oligomers of human wild type transthyretin (TTR) were produced to elucidate oligomer properties. Employing ThT fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy of pyrene-labeled TTR, chemical cross-linking, and electron microscopy we demonstrated that early formed soluble oligomers (within minutes) from A-state TTR comprised on the average 20-30 TTR monomers. When administered to neuroblastoma cells these early oligomers proved highly cytotoxic and induced apoptosis after 48 h of incubation. More mature fibrils (>24 h of fibrillation) were non-toxic. Surprisingly, we also found that native tetrameric TTR, when purified and stored under cold conditions (4 deg. C) was highly cytotoxic. The effect could be partially restored by increasing the temperature of the protein. The cytotoxic effects of native tetrameric TTR likely stems from a hitherto unexplored low temperature induced rearrangement of the tetramer conformation that possibly is related to the conformation of misfolded TTR in amyloigogenic oligomers.

  20. Thermal management system and method for a solid-state energy storing device

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    Rouillard, Roger (Beloeil, CA); Domroese, Michael K. (South St. Paul, MN); Gauthier, Michel (La Prairie, CA); Hoffman, Joseph A. (Minneapolis, MN); Lindeman, David D. (Hudson, WI); Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan (St-Hubert, CA); Radewald, Vern E. (Austin, TX); Ranger, Michel (Lachine, CA); Rouillard, Jean (Saint-Luc, CA); Shiota, Toshimi (St. Bruno, CA); St-Germain, Philippe (Outremont, CA); Sudano, Anthony (Laval, CA); Trice, Jennifer L. (Eagan, MN); Turgeon, Thomas A. (Fridley, MN)

    2000-01-01

    An improved electrochemical energy storing device includes a number of thin-film electrochemical cells which are maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of each electrochemical cell, conducts current into and out of the electrochemical cells and also conducts thermal energy between the electrochemical cells and thermally conductive material disposed on a wall structure adjacent the conductors. The wall structure includes electrically resistive material, such as an anodized coating or a thin film of plastic. The thermal conductors are fabricated to include a spring mechanism which expands and contacts to maintain mechanical contact between the electrochemical cells and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the electrochemical cells and the wall structure. An active cooling apparatus may be employed external to a hermetically sealed housing containing the electrochemical cells to enhance the transfer of thermal energy into and out of the electrochemical cells. An integrated interconnect board may be disposed within the housing onto which a number of electrical and electro-mechanical components are mounted. Heat generated by the components is conducted from the interconnect board to the housing using the thermal conductors.

  1. Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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    Ensminger, J.T.; Hillsman, E.L.; Johnson, R.D.; Morrisey, J.A.; Staub, W.P.; Boston, C.R.; Hunsaker, D.B.; Leibsch, E.; Rickert, L.W.; Tolbert, V.R.; Zimmerman, G.P.

    1991-09-01

    The Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) near Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is one of eight continental United States (CONUS) Army installations where lethal unitary chemical agents and munitions are stored and where destruction of agents and munitions is proposed under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP). The chemical agent inventory at PBA consists of approximately 12%, by weight, of the total US stockpile. The destruction of the stockpile is necessary to eliminate the risk to the public from continued storage and to dispose of obsolete and leaking munitions. In 1988 the US Army issued a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the CSDP that identified on-site disposal of agents and munitions as the environmentally preferred alternative (i.e., the alternative with the least potential to cause significant adverse impacts). The purpose of this report is to examine the proposed implementation of on-site disposal at PBA in light of more recent and more detailed data than those on which the FPEIS is based. New population data were used to compute fatalities using the same computation methods and values for all other parameters as in the FPEIS. Results indicate that all alternatives are indistinguishable when the potential health impacts to the PBA community are considered. However, risks from on-site disposal are in all cases equal to or less than risks from other alternatives. Furthermore, no unique resources with the potential to prevent or delay implementation of on-site disposal at PBA have been identified.

  2. Design, fabrication, and testing of a mechanical timer in application of a stored-heat solar cooker

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    Hsu, Julia C

    2014-01-01

    There is a large need in third-world tropical areas for a method of cooking in which users need minimal resources and traversing to heat food at night. A solution to this problem is to create a stored-heat solar cooker ...

  3. A zero-sum economic game Walmart and KMart are each planning to build a store in an area with

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    Galvin, David

    A zero-sum economic game Walmart and KMart are each planning to build a store in an area with three will choose Walmart. If shoppers have to choose between a nearby Walmart and a further away KMart, 90% will choose Walmart. If KMart is closer, 40% will still choose Walmart. Because it is too small, Walmart

  4. Page-Differential Logging: An Efficient and DBMS-Independent Approach for Storing Data into Flash Memory

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    Whang, Kyu-Young

    Page-Differential Logging: An Efficient and DBMS- Independent Approach for Storing Data into Flash or from log-based ones that keep track of the history of all the changes in a page. Our method allows.e., it is DBMS-independent. Experimental results show that the proposed method is superior in I/O performance

  5. Carbon storage: the economic efficiency of storing CO2 in leaky reservoirs Minh Ha-Duong, David W. Keith

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Carbon storage: the economic efficiency of storing CO2 in leaky reservoirs Minh Ha-Duong, David W. Keith Abstract Fossil fuels can be used with minimal atmo- spheric emissions of carbon dioxide, the cost of sequestration and the energy penalty (the energy necessary to capture, transport and inject

  6. for estimates of root production and the ca-pacity of soils to store carbon. If most root

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    von der Linde, D.

    1345 for estimates of root production and the ca- pacity of soils to store carbon. If most root of soil respiration and leaf litterfall (8). This carbon supports all root functions, not just growth not really un- derstand the pathways this carbon takes; some may be retained in soils for many years through

  7. Coating Glass Cells with OTS The glass cells we use to polarize xenon or to store polarized

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    Walsworth, Ronald L.

    Coating Glass Cells with OTS The glass cells we use to polarize xenon or to store polarized xenon need to be coated. This is because without coating wall collisions of the xenon can bring with a trichlorosilane at one end. In the coating process that group binds to the silicates in the glass, relinquishing

  8. Passive stiffness of hindlimb muscles in anurans with distinct locomotor specializations

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    Danos, N; Azizi, E

    2015-01-01

    as: Danos, N. , Azizi, E. , Passive stiffness of hindlimbEffects of stretching on passive muscle tension and responseLocomotor function shapes the passive mechanical properties

  9. Computational Analysis of an Evolutionarily Conserved VertebrateMuscle Alternative Splicing Program

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    Das, Debopriya; Clark, Tyson A.; Schweitzer, Anthony; Marr,Henry; Yamamoto, Miki L.; Parra, Marilyn K.; Arribere, Josh; Minovitsky,Simon; Dubchak, Inna; Blume, John E.; Conboy, John G.

    2006-06-15

    A novel exon microarray format that probes gene expression with single exon resolution was employed to elucidate critical features of a vertebrate muscle alternative splicing program. A dataset of 56 microarray-defined, muscle-enriched exons and their flanking introns were examined computationally in order to investigate coordination of the muscle splicing program. Candidate intron regulatory motifs were required to meet several stringent criteria: significant over-representation near muscle-enriched exons, correlation with muscle expression, and phylogenetic conservation among genomes of several vertebrate orders. Three classes of regulatory motifs were identified in the proximal downstream intron, within 200nt of the target exons: UGCAUG, a specific binding site for Fox-1 related splicing factors; ACUAAC, a novel branchpoint-like element; and UG-/UGC-rich elements characteristic of binding sites for CELF splicing factors. UGCAUG was remarkably enriched, being present in nearly one-half of all cases. These studies suggest that Fox and CELF splicing factors play a major role in enforcing the muscle-specific alternative splicing program, facilitating expression of a set of unique isoforms of cytoskeletal proteins that are critical to muscle cell differentiation. Supplementary materials: There are four supplementary tables and one supplementary figure. The tables provide additional detailed information concerning the muscle-enriched datasets, and about over-represented oligonucleotide sequences in the flanking introns. The supplementary figure shows RT-PCR data confirming the muscle-enriched expression of exons predicted from the microarray analysis.

  10. Elastic Neutron Scattering at 96 MeV

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    Hildebrand, A.; Blomgren, J.; Atac, A.; Bergenwall, B.; Johansson, C.; Klug, J.; Mermod, P.; Nilsson, L.; Pomp, S.; Esterlund, M.; Dangtip, S.; Tippawan, U.; Phansuke, P.; Jonsson, O.; Renberg, P.-U.; Prokofiev, A.; Nadel-Turonski, P.; Elmgren, K.; Olsson, N.; Blideanu, V.

    2005-05-24

    A facility for detection of scattered neutrons in the energy interval 50-130 MeV, SCANDAL (SCAttered Nucleon Detection AssembLy), has recently been installed at the 20 - 180-MeV neutron beam line of The Svedberg Laboratory, Uppsala. Elastic neutron scattering from 12C, 16O, 56Fe, 89Y, and 208Pb has been studied at 96 MeV in the 10-70 deg. interval. The results from 12C and 208Pb have recently been published,6 while the data from 16O, 56Fe, and 89Y are under analysis. The achieved energy resolution, 3.7 MeV, is about an order of magnitude better than for any previous experiment above 65 MeV incident energy. The present experiment represents the highest neutron energy where the ground state has been resolved from the first excited state in neutron scattering. A novel method for normalization of the absolute scale of the cross section has been used. The estimated normalization uncertainty, 3%, is unprecedented for a neutron-induced differential cross section measurement on a nuclear target. The results are compared with modern optical model predictions, based on phenomenology or microscopic theory. Applications for these measurements are nuclear-waste incineration, single-event upsets in electronics, and fast-neutron therapy.

  11. Double porosity modeling in elastic wave propagation for reservoir characterization

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    Berryman, J. G., LLNL

    1998-06-01

    Phenomenological equations for the poroelastic behavior of a double porosity medium have been formulated and the coefficients in these linear equations identified. The generalization from a single porosity model increases the number of independent coefficients from three to six for an isotropic applied stress. In a quasistatic analysis, the physical interpretations are based upon considerations of extremes in both spatial and temporal scales. The limit of very short times is the one most relevant for wave propagation, and in this case both matrix porosity and fractures behave in an undrained fashion. For the very long times more relevant for reservoir drawdown,the double porosity medium behaves as an equivalent single porosity medium At the macroscopic spatial level, the pertinent parameters (such as the total compressibility) may be determined by appropriate field tests. At the mesoscopic scale pertinent parameters of the rock matrix can be determined directly through laboratory measurements on core, and the compressibility can be measured for a single fracture. We show explicitly how to generalize the quasistatic results to incorporate wave propagation effects and how effects that are usually attributed to squirt flow under partially saturated conditions can be explained alternatively in terms of the double-porosity model. The result is therefore a theory that generalizes, but is completely consistent with, Biot`s theory of poroelasticity and is valid for analysis of elastic wave data from highly fractured reservoirs.

  12. Benchmark calculations for elastic fermion-dimer scattering

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    Shahin Bour; H. -W. Hammer; Dean Lee; Ulf-G. Meißner

    2012-06-08

    We present continuum and lattice calculations for elastic scattering between a fermion and a bound dimer in the shallow binding limit. For the continuum calculation we use the Skorniakov-Ter-Martirosian (STM) integral equation to determine the scattering length and effective range parameter to high precision. For the lattice calculation we use the finite-volume method of L\\"uscher. We take into account topological finite-volume corrections to the dimer binding energy which depend on the momentum of the dimer. After subtracting these effects, we find from the lattice calculation kappa a_fd = 1.174(9) and kappa r_fd = -0.029(13). These results agree well with the continuum values kappa a_fd = 1.17907(1) and kappa r_fd = -0.0383(3) obtained from the STM equation. We discuss applications to cold atomic Fermi gases, deuteron-neutron scattering in the spin-quartet channel, and lattice calculations of scattering for nuclei and hadronic molecules at finite volume.

  13. Small angle elastic scattering of protons off of spinless nuclei

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    Ling, A.G.

    1988-07-01

    Elastic differential cross sections and analyzing powers for 800 MeV protons incident on /sup 12/C, /sup 40/Ca, and /sup 208/Pb in the momentum transfer range 20 MeV/c < q < 130 MeV/c have been measured. The data was taken with the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. Special delay-line drift chambers with dead regions for the beam to pass through them were used to obtain the data. Through the interference of the Coulomb and nuclear contributions to the differential cross section in the small angle region, the ratio of the real to imaginary part of the forward nuclear amplitude ..cap alpha../sub n/(0) = Ref/sub n/(0)/Imf/sub n/(0) is extracted. The importance of knowing this quantity at lower energies in order to study the differences between relativistic and non-relativistic scattering theories is discussed. 130 refs., 60 figs., 12 tabs.

  14. Turbulence elasticity—A new mechanism for transport barrier dynamics

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    Guo, Z. B.; Diamond, P. H.; Kosuga, Y.; Gürcan, Ö. D.

    2014-09-15

    We present a new, unified model of transport barrier formation in “elastic” drift wave-zonal flow (DW-ZF) turbulence. A new physical quantity—the delay time (i.e., the mixing time for the DW turbulence)—is demonstrated to parameterize each stage of the transport barrier formation. Quantitative predictions for the onset of limit-cycle-oscillation (LCO) among DW and ZF intensities (also denoted as I-mode) and I-mode to high-confinement mode (H-mode) transition are also given. The LCO occurs when the ZF shearing rate (|?v?{sub ZF}{sup ?}|) enters the regime ??{sub k}<|?V?{sub ZF}{sup ?}|?{sub cr}{sup ?1}, where the mean E?×?B shear flow driven by ion pressure “locks” the DW-ZF system to the H-mode by reducing the delay time below the threshold value.

  15. Modeling the elastic and plastic response of single crystals and polycrystalline aggregates 

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    Patwardhan, Parag Vilas

    2005-02-17

    Understanding the elastic-plastic response of polycrystalline materials is an extremely difficult task. A polycrystalline material consists of a large number of crystals having different orientations. On its own, each ...

  16. An Analysis of the Price Elasticity of Demand for Household Appliances

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    Dale, Larry

    2008-01-01

    and Appliance Price………………………………6 LIST OF TABLES Table 1.1estimates in this table. 7 Average brand price elasticityTable 2.2 Appliance Refrigerators Clothes Washers Dishwashers Economic Variables Price

  17. Krauklis wave in a stack of alternating fluid-elastic layers

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    Korneev, V.A.

    2013-01-01

    of Stoneley guided wave reflection and scattering at theH. B. Helle, 1993, Slow wave in oil-saturated layer: 55thmodeling of elastic wave dispersion and attenuation in

  18. Geophysical Prospecting 31,265-292, 1983. REFLECTION OF ELASTIC WAVES FROM

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    Santos, Juan

    Geophysical Prospecting 31,265-292, 1983. REFLECTION OF ELASTIC WAVES FROM PERIODICALLY STRATIFIED from Periodically Stratified Media with Interfacial Slip, Geophysical Prospecting 31 phase propagation in some other direction. INTRODUCTION Geophysical media often exhibit anisotropic

  19. Rock Classification in Organic Shale Based on Petrophysical and Elastic Rock Properties Calculated from Well Logs 

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    Aranibar Fernandez, Alvaro A

    2015-01-05

    Organic Content (TOC), fluid saturation, volumetric concentrations of mineral constituents, and elastic properties facilitated identification of different rock classes, using an unsupervised artificial neural network. A good rock classification technique...

  20. Third- and fourth-order constants of incompressible soft solids and the acousto-elastic effect

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    Michel Destrade; Michael D. Gilchrist; G. Saccomandi

    2013-01-29

    Acousto-elasticity is concerned with the propagation of small-amplitude waves in deformed solids. Results previously established for the incremental elastodynamics of exact non-linear elasticity are useful for the determination of third- and fourth-order elastic constants, especially in the case of incompressible isotropic soft solids, where the expressions are particularly simple. Specifically, it is simply a matter of expanding the expression for $\\rho v^2$, where $\\rho$ is the mass density and v the wave speed, in terms of the elongation $e$ of a block subject to a uniaxial tension. The analysis shows that in the resulting expression: $\\rho v^2 = a + be + ce^2$, say, $a$ depends linearly on $\\mu$; $b$ on $\\mu$ and $A$; and $c$ on $\\mu$, $A$, and $D$, the respective second-, third, and fourth-order constants of incompressible elasticity, for bulk shear waves and for surface waves.

  1. Numerical modeling of elastic wave scattering by near-surface heterogeneities

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    Al Muhaidib, Abdulaziz

    2013-01-01

    A perturbation method for elastic waves and numerical forward modeling are used to calculate the effects of seismic wave scattering from arbitrary shape shallow subsurface heterogeneities. Wave propagation is simulated ...

  2. Curvature Condensation and Bifurcation in an Elastic Shell Moumita Das,1

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    Kudrolli, Arshad

    ordered and partially ordered bulk condensed matter systems such as crystals, liquid crystals, and various context of an everyday example, a thin mylar sheet is bent into a half- cylindrical elastic shell

  3. The Efficient Computation of Bounds for Functionals of Finite Element Solutions in Large Strain Elasticity

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    Bonet, J.

    We present an implicit a-posteriori finite element procedure to compute bounds for functional outputs of finite element solutions in large strain elasticity. The method proposed relies on the existence of a potential energy ...

  4. Digital instability of a confined elastic meniscus John S. Bigginsa,b

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    Mahadevan, L.

    failure of the glue joint via cavitation (6­8). Though these modes of failure have been well documented is an elastic analog of a well- studied classical hydrodynamic free-surface instability associated

  5. Parton-Parton Elastic Scattering and Rapidity Gaps at Tevatron Energies

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    Vittorio Del Duca; Wai-Keung Tang

    1993-08-02

    The theory of the perturbative pomeron, due to Lipatov and collaborators, is used to compute the probability of observing parton-parton elastic scattering and rapidity gaps between jets in hadron collisions at Tevatron energies.

  6. Parton-Parton Elastic Scattering and Rapidity Gaps at SSC and LHC Energies

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    Vittorio Del Duca

    1993-08-02

    The theory of the perturbative pomeron, due to Lipatov and collaborators, is used to compute the probability of observing parton-parton elastic scattering and rapidity gaps between jets in hadron collisions at SSC and LHC energies.

  7. A coupled theory for diffusion of hydrogen and large elastic-plastic deformations of metals

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    Di Leo, Claudio V

    2012-01-01

    A thermodynamically-consistent coupled-theory which accounts for diffusion of hydrogen, trapping of hydrogen, diffusion of heat, and large elastic-plastic deformations of metals is developed. Our theoretical framework ...

  8. A method for measuring non-linear elastic properties of thermal barrier coatings

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    Johnson, C.A.; Ruud, J.A.; Kaya, A.C.; deLorenzi, H.G.

    1995-06-01

    Accurate characterization of the elastic properties of thermal barrier coatings (TBC`s) is important for failure prediction. Thermally sprayed coatings often exhibit anisotropic and nonlinear elastic properties due to the coating microstructure that results from the thermal spray process. A method was developed for determining the elastic behavior of TBC`s on substrates by measuring the in-plane modulus as a function of residual coating stress. The in-plane modulus was determined by resonant frequency measurement, and the residual stress was measured from the substrate curvature. The residual stress was varied both by increasing the temperature of the TBC and substrate and by applying compressive plastic strain to the metal substrate. The stress-strain behavior of the TBC was derived from the data for modulus versus residual stress, and significant nonlinear elastic behavior was observed.

  9. Cooperative Gating and Spatial Organization of Membrane Proteins through Elastic Interactions

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    Tristan Ursell; Kerwyn Huang; Eric Peterson; Rob Phillips

    2007-02-14

    Biological membranes are elastic media in which the presence of a transmembrane protein leads to local bilayer deformation. The energetics of deformation allow two membrane proteins in close proximity to influence each other's equilibrium conformation via their local deformations, and spatially organize the proteins based on their geometry. We use the mechanosensitive channel of large conductance (MscL) as a case study to examine the implications of bilayer-mediated elastic interactions on protein conformational statistics and clustering. The deformations around MscL cost energy on the order of 10 kT and extend ~3nm from the protein edge, as such elastic forces induce cooperative gating and we propose experiments to measure these effects. Additionally, since elastic interactions are coupled to protein conformation, we find that conformational changes can severely alter the average separation between two proteins. This has important implications for how conformational changes organize membrane proteins into functional groups within membranes.

  10. Fast proton hopping detection in ice I{sub h} by quasi-elastic...

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    Journal Article: Fast proton hopping detection in ice Isub h by quasi-elastic neutron scattering. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Fast proton hopping detection in ice...

  11. Angular distributions in the elastic scattering and rotational excitation of molecular hydrogen by atomic hydrogen

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    Chu, Shih-I; Dalgarno, A.

    1975-08-01

    The effective close-coupling method of Rabitz is tested and used to calculate the angular distributions of the elastic and inelastic scattering of molecular hydrogen in collision with atomic hydrogen when rotational transitions may occur...

  12. Kinematically consistent, elastic block model for the eastern Mediterranean constrained by GPS measurements

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    Lawrence, Shawn A. (Shawn Adam), 1975-

    2003-01-01

    I use a Global Positioning System (GPS) velocity field to constrain block models of the eastern Mediterranean and surrounding regions that account for the angular velocities of constituent blocks and elastic strain ...

  13. Finite element analysis of elastic interaction of two en echelon overlapping faults 

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    Leem, Junghun

    1995-01-01

    on the faults. Attention is focuses on the role of variable fault spacing and overlap for constant far-field compressive principal stresses. The linear elastic, isotropic, plane strain, finite element analyses are obtained. The basic modeling approach...

  14. Stochastic dynamic optimization of consumption and the induced price elasticity of demand in smart grids

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    Faghih, Ali

    2011-01-01

    This thesis presents a mathematical model of consumer behavior in response to stochastically-varying electricity prices, and a characterization of price-elasticity of demand created by optimal utilization of storage and ...

  15. Elastic laboratory measurements and modeling of saturated basalts Ludmila Adam,1,2

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    Boise State University

    the elastic behavior of basalt is important to seismically monitor volcanoes, subsea basalts, and carbon. Monitor- ing fluid substitution in basalts with seismic waves can be extended to volcanoes and subsea

  16. Determination of Elastic Properties and Characterization of Thermal Barrier Coatings using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy

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    Shyam, Amit; Lara-Curzio, Edgar

    2009-01-01

    Mechanical properties of plasma sprayed ceramic coatings are extremely important to engine design. However, the determination of these properties is often difficult because of the unique and complicated microstructure of the coatings. In this presentation the determination of the elastic constants of plasma sprayed Yttria stabilized Zirconia thermal barrier coatings using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy will be described along with an analysis that enables the determination of the elastic constants as a function of temperature and coating direction. In this work, results on the following issues will be discussed: 1) the elastic anisotropy of thermal barrier coatings, which is associated with coating failure modes; 2) sintering effects on coating compliance comparing with thermal behavior, which is important to coating performance on engineering structures, such as turbine engines; 3) coating elastic modulus at high temperatures close to the service condition, which provides insights of coating mechanical behavior in both fundamental and practical studies.

  17. Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics

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    Three established mechanical test specimen geometries and test methods for brittle materials are adapted to DPF architecture to evaluate failure initiation stress and apparent elastic modulus of the ceramics.

  18. Myocardin Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Inflammatory Activation and Disease

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    Ackers-Johnson, Matthew; Talasila, Amarnath; Sage, Andrew P.; Long, Xiaochun; Bot, Ilze; Morrell, Nicholas W.; Bennett, Martin R.; Miano, Joseph M.; Sinha, Sanjay

    2015-01-22

    Supplement. A second independent study further substantiated these findings, showing a 25% mean increase in oil red O staining of lipid rich regions in the aortic root of ApoE-/-.Myocd+/- mice compared to ApoE-/-.Myocd+/+ controls (P=0.04, Figure 1G... , Parmacek MS. 2008. Myocardin regulates expression of contractile genes in smooth muscle cells and is required for closure of the ductus arteriosus in mice. J Clin Invest 118:515-25. 17. Regan CP, Adam PJ, Madsen CS, Owens GK. 2000. Molecular mechanisms...

  19. Proposal for the award of a contract for stores operation and provision of logistics-related activities on the CERN site

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    2013-01-01

    Proposal for the award of a contract for stores operation and provision of logistics-related activities on the CERN site

  20. Measurements of the Deuteron Elastic Structure Function A(Q{sup 2}) at Jefferson Lab

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    Gerassimos Petratos

    1999-06-01

    Measurements of the deuteron elastic structure function A(Q{sup 2}) for 0.7 {le} Q{sup 2} {le} 6.0 (GeV/c){sup 2} are reported. The experiment performed elastic electron-deuteron scattering in coincidence, using the Hall A Facility of Jefferson Laboratory. The data are compared to theoretical models based on the impulse approximation with the inclusion of meson-exchange currents, and to predictions of quark dimensional scaling and perturbative quantum chromodynamics.

  1. Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Alabama

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    Hunsaker, D.B. Jr.; Zimmerman, G.P.; Hillsman, E.L.; Miller, R.L.; Schoepfle, G.M.; Johnson, R.O.; Tolbert, V.R.; Kroodsma, R.L.; Rickert, L.W.; Rogers, G.O.; Staub, W.P.

    1990-09-01

    The purpose of this Phase I report is to examined the proposed implementation of on-site disposal at Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) in light of more detailed and more recent data than those included in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EPEIS). Two principal issues are addressed: (1) whether or not the new data would result in identification of on-site disposal at ANAD as the environmentally preferred alternative (using the same selection method and data analysis tools as in the FPEIS), and (2) whether or not the new data indicate the presence of significant environmental resources that could be affected by on-site disposal at ANAD. In addition, a status report is presented on the maturity of the disposal technology (and now it could affect on-site disposal at ANAD). Inclusion of these more recent data into the FPEIS decision method resulted in confirmation of on-site disposal for ANAD. No unique resources with the potential to prevent or delay implementation of on-site disposal at ANAD have been identified. A review of the technology status identified four principal technology developments that have occurred since publication of the FPEIS and should be of value in the implementation of on-site disposal at ANAD: the disposal of nonlethal agent at Pine Bluff Arsenal, located near Pine Bluff, Arkansas; construction and testing of facilities for disposal of stored lethal agent at Johnston Atoll, located about 1300 km (800 miles) southwest of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean; lethal agent disposal tests at the chemical agent pilot plant operations at Tooele Army Depot, located near Salt Lake City, Utah; and equipment advances. 18 references, 13 figs., 10 tabs.

  2. Frame Indifferent Formulation of Maxwell's Elastic Fluid and the Rational Continuum Mechanics of the Electromagnetic Field

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    Christo I. Christov

    2011-03-06

    We show that the linearized equations of the incompressible elastic medium admit a `Maxwell form' in which the shear component of the stress vector plays the role of the electric field, and the vorticity plays the role of the magnetic field. Conversely, the set of dynamic Maxwell equations are strict mathematical corollaries from the governing equations of the incompressible elastic medium. This suggests that the nature of `electromagnetic field' may actually be related to an elastic continuous medium. The analogy is complete if the medium is assumed to behave as fluid in shear motions, while it may still behave as elastic solid under compressional motions. Then the governing equations of the elastic fluid are re-derived in the Eulerian frame by replacing the partial time derivatives by the properly invariant (frame indifferent) time rates. The `Maxwell from' of the frame indifferent formulation gives the frame indifferent system that is to replace the Maxwell system. This new system comprises terms already present in the classical Maxwell equations, alongside terms that are the progenitors of the Biot--Savart, Oersted--Ampere's, and Lorentz--force laws. Thus a frame indifferent (truly covariant) formulation of electromagnetism is achieved from a single postulate that the electromagnetic field is a kind of elastic (partly liquid partly solid) continuum.

  3. A numerical homogenization method for heterogeneous, anisotropic elastic media based on multiscale theory

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    Gao, Kai; Chung, Eric T.; Gibson, Richard L.; Fu, Shubin; Efendiev, Yalchin

    2015-06-05

    The development of reliable methods for upscaling fine scale models of elastic media has long been an important topic for rock physics and applied seismology. Several effective medium theories have been developed to provide elastic parameters for materials such as finely layered media or randomly oriented or aligned fractures. In such cases, the analytic solutions for upscaled properties can be used for accurate prediction of wave propagation. However, such theories cannot be applied directly to homogenize elastic media with more complex, arbitrary spatial heterogeneity. We therefore propose a numerical homogenization algorithm based on multiscale finite element methods for simulating elasticmore »wave propagation in heterogeneous, anisotropic elastic media. Specifically, our method used multiscale basis functions obtained from a local linear elasticity problem with appropriately defined boundary conditions. Homogenized, effective medium parameters were then computed using these basis functions, and the approach applied a numerical discretization that is similar to the rotated staggered-grid finite difference scheme. Comparisons of the results from our method and from conventional, analytical approaches for finely layered media showed that the homogenization reliably estimated elastic parameters for this simple geometry. Additional tests examined anisotropic models with arbitrary spatial heterogeneity where the average size of the heterogeneities ranged from several centimeters to several meters, and the ratio between the dominant wavelength and the average size of the arbitrary heterogeneities ranged from 10 to 100. Comparisons to finite-difference simulations proved that the numerical homogenization was equally accurate for these complex cases.« less

  4. Elastic models of the glass transition applied to a liquid with density anomalies

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    M. Pica Ciamarra; Peter Sollich

    2015-08-19

    Elastic models of the glass transition relate the relaxation dynamics and the elastic properties of structural glasses. They are based on the assumption that the relaxation dynamics occurs through activated events in the energy landscape whose energy scale is set by the elasticity of the material. Here we investigate whether such elastic models describe the relaxation dynamics of systems of particles interacting via a purely repulsive harmonic potential, focusing on a volume fraction and temperature range that is characterized by entropy--driven water--like density anomalies. We do find clear correlations between relaxation time and diffusivity on the one hand, and plateau shear modulus and Debye--Waller factor on the other, thus supporting the validity of elastic models of the glass transition. However, we also show that the plateau shear modulus is not related to the features of the underlying energy landscape of the system, at variance with recent results for power--law potentials. This challenges the common potential energy landscape interpretation of elastic models.

  5. Elastic instability model of rapid beak closure in hummingbirds M.L. Smith a,,1

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    Ruina, Andy L.

    and twisting actions by the muscles of the lower jaw. & 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction, possess broad beaks and large gapes (mouth openings) (Zweers et al., 1994). Hummingbirds appear able

  6. Cooperative folding of muscle myosins: I. Mechanical model

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    Matthieu Caruel; Jean-Marc Allain; Lev Truskinovsky

    2015-10-12

    Mechanically induced folding of passive cross-linkers is a fundamental biological phenomenon. A typical example is a conformational change in myosin II responsible for the power-stroke in skeletal muscles. In this paper we present an athermal perspective on such folding by analyzing the simplest purely mechanical prototype: a parallel bundle of bi-stable units attached to a common backbone. We show that in this analytically transparent model, characterized by a rugged energy landscape, the ground states are always highly coherent, single-phase configurations. We argue that such cooperative behavior, ensuring collective conformational change, is due to the dominance of long- range interactions making the system non-additive. The detailed predictions of our model are in agreement with experimentally observed non-equivalence of fast force recovery in skeletal muscles loaded in soft and hard devices. Some features displayed by the model are also recognizable in the behavior of other biological systems with passive multi-stability and long-range interactions including detaching adhesive binders and pulled RNA/DNA hairpins.

  7. Matrix Pseudospectral Method for Elastic Tides Modeling of Planetary BodiesMatrix Pseudospectral Method for Elastic Tides Modeling of Planetary Bodies Eliska Zbranov, Ladislav Hanyk, Ctirad Matyska

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Matrix Pseudospectral Method for Elastic Tides Modeling of Planetary BodiesMatrix Pseudospectral with continuous model parameters that makes the matrix of the algebraic system almost block diagonal (the ABD matrix). An advantage of preserving 2nd -order equations is that a half-size algebraic system

  8. Metmyoglobin reducing ability and visual characteristics of nine selected bovine muscles 

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    Behrends, Jason Monroe

    2005-02-17

    the affects of muscle, grade, and display time on color stability. Carcasses represented two USDA quality grades (Choice and Select) equally. Muscles were cut into steaks at 10 d postmortem and displayed under retail conditions for 7 d. Percent fat had a...

  9. Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying

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    Munoz, Douglas Perry

    Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying Postures muscles in the rhesus monkey. II. Electromyographic patterns of activation underlying postures and movements. J Neurophysiol 86: 1729­1749, 2001. Electromyographic (EMG) activity was recorded in #12 neck

  10. Effects of muscle fiber type and size on EMG median frequency and conduction velocity

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    De Luca, Carlo J.

    an in vitro method for comparing surface-detected electromyographic median fre- quency (MF) and conduction-sectional area (CSA). Electromyographic sig- nals were recorded during electrically elicited tetanic contrac a muscular contraction are related to muscle fiber type com- position and muscle fiber CSA. electromyographic

  11. Nonlinear Muscles, Passive Viscoelasticity and Body Taper Conspire To Create Neuromechanical Phase Lags

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    Holmes, Philip

    Nonlinear Muscles, Passive Viscoelasticity and Body Taper Conspire To Create Neuromechanical Phase a model of anguilliform (eel-like) swimming in slender fishes. Building on a continuum mechanical to a combination of passive viscoelastic and geometric properties of the body and active muscle properties

  12. Immunohistochemical fiber typing, ultrastructure, and morphometry of harbor seal skeletal muscle 

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    Watson, Rebecca Reiko

    2004-09-30

    twitch, glycolytic (type IIb) fibers were detected in the epaxial muscles or the pectoralis muscle. Mean volume density of mitochondria [Vv(mt,f)] was 5.6%, which is elevated over what would be predicted for a terrestrial mammal of similar mass...

  13. Increased muscle activity to stabilise mobile bearing knees in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    Increased muscle activity to stabilise mobile bearing knees in patients with rheumatoid arthritis) between a posterior stabilised (PS) total knee design and a mobile bearing (MB) posterior cruciate of the EMG activity of the main flexor and extensor muscles showed that the activity of both extensor

  14. The Encapsulation of Rat Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Within Porous Scaffold 

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    Iacob, Alexandra

    2009-09-30

    Growing rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMC) in vitro has posed numerous difficulties in the past. Smooth muscle cells are known to need a three-dimensional (3-D) structure, neighboring cells, space to allow for elongation and media to encourage...

  15. Stress and Diffusion in Stored Pu ZPPR Fuel from Alpha Generation

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    Charles W. Solbrig; Chad L. Pope; Jason P. Andrus

    2014-07-01

    ZPPR (Zero Power Physics Reactor) is a research reactor that has been used to investigate breeder reactor fuel designs. The reactor has been dismantled but its fuel is still stored there. Of concern are its plutonium containing metal fuel elements which are enclosed in stainless steel cladding with gas space filled with helium–argon gas and welded air tight. The fuel elements which are 5.08 cm by 0.508 cm up to 20.32 cm long (2 in × 0.2 in × 8 in) were manufactured in 1968. A few of these fuel elements have failed releasing contamination raising concern about the general state of the large number of other fuel elements. Inspection of the large number of fuel elements could lead to contamination release so analytical studies have been conducted to estimate the probability of failed fuel elements. This paper investigates the possible fuel failures due to generation of helium in the metal fuel from the decay of Pu and its possible damage to the fuel cladding from metal fuel expansion or from diffusion of helium into the fuel gas space. This paper (1) calculates the initial gas loading in a fuel element and its internal free volume after it has been brought into the atmosphere at ZPPR, (2) shows that the amount of helium generated by decay of Pu over 46 years since manufacture is significantly greater than this initial loading, (3) determines the amount of fuel swelling if the helium stays fixed in the fuel plate and estimates the amount of helium which diffuses out of the fuel plate into the fuel plenum assuming the helium does not remain fixed in the fuel plate but can diffuse to the plenum and possibly through the cladding. Since the literature is not clear as to which possibility occurs, as with Schroedinger’s cat, both possibilities are analyzed. The paper concludes that (1) if the gas generated is fixed in the fuel, then the fuel swelling it can cause would not cause any fuel failure and (2) if the helium does diffuse out of the fuel (in accordance diffusivities estimated from the literature), then it is unlikely that fuel element bulging will occur.

  16. Procurement Services Announcements 1. Best Buy now has in-store pick-up. Please follow the instructions below. Once you enter the product

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    Rock, Chris

    the shipping address (there will be a shipping charge) or will allow you to choose a store for in-store pickup TechBuy support if a product is not received. 6. Comdata Fuel Card ­ The State of Texas has awarded U.S. Bank Voyager a new contract for the fleet management fuel card program. This means that all Comdata

  17. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into A Grocery Store in the New Student Union Building

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    UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation. CARLA PATERSON AND DR. NAOKO ELLIS An Investigation into A Grocery Store in the New Student Union will be operating a variety of food outlets, shops and services. A student grocery store has been proposed

  18. Stop Fee Pick-up Place Bus Leaves By Stop 1 $50 Ontario Love's Travel Stop and Country Store, 1041 NW Washington Ave 7:00 AM, MDT

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Stop Fee Pick-up Place Bus Leaves By Stop 1 $50 Ontario Love's Travel Stop and Country Store, 1041 Ave 5:30 PM Stop 4 Ontario Love's Travel Stop and Country Store, 1041 NW Washington Ave 8:30 PM, MDT ONTARIO ROUTE 1 Boise Winnemucca 2:30 PM ** 45 minute lunch stop prior to leaving Bend Take Home Saturday

  19. Appears in Proceedings of the 2nd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03). Pond: the OceanStore Prototype

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    Zhao, Ben Y.

    ). Pond: the OceanStore Prototype #3; Sean Rhea, Patrick Eaton, Dennis Geels, Hakim Weatherspoon, Ben Zhao, secure sharing, and long­term durability. Pond is the OceanStore proto­ type; it contains many­coded form. In the wide area, Pond outperforms NFS by up to a factor of 4.6 on read­ intensive phases

  20. Appears in Proceedings of the 2nd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03). Pond: the OceanStore Prototype

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    ). Pond: the OceanStore Prototype£ Sean Rhea, Patrick Eaton, Dennis Geels, Hakim Weatherspoon, Ben Zhao, secure sharing, and long-term durability. Pond is the OceanStore proto- type; it contains many-coded form. In the wide area, Pond outperforms NFS by up to a factor of 4.6 on read- intensive phases

  1. Optimizing stored light efficiency in vapor cells Irina Novikovaa, Mason Kleina,b, David F. Phillipsa, Ronald L. Walswortha,b

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    Walsworth, Ronald L.

    Optimizing stored light efficiency in vapor cells Irina Novikovaa, Mason Kleina,b, David F experimental study of slow and stored light in Rb vapor cells under the conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). We study the efficiency of light storage as a function of pulse duration

  2. Pricing Games for Hybrid Object Stores in the Cloud: Provider vs. Tenant Yue Cheng, M. Safdar Iqbal, Aayush Gupta, Ali R. Butt

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    Butt, Ali R.

    they simplify the management of large blocks of data at scale. To ensure cost-effectiveness of the storage service, the object stores use hard disk drives (HDDs). However, the lower performance of HDDs af- fect significant maintenance costs to the provider. We design a tiered object store for the cloud, which comprises

  3. Strong coupling effects in near-barrier heavy-ion elastic scattering

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    N. Keeley; K. W. Kemper; K. Rusek

    2014-09-25

    Accurate elastic scattering angular distribution data measured at bombarding energies just above the Coulomb barrier have shapes that can markedly differ from or be the same as the expected classical Fresnel scattering pattern depending on the structure of the projectile, the target or both. Examples are given such as 18O + 184W and 16O + 148,152Sm where the expected rise above Rutherford scattering due to Coulomb-nuclear interference is damped by coupling to the target excited states, and the extreme case of 11Li scattering, where coupling to the 9Li + n + n continuum leads to an elastic scattering shape that cannot be reproduced by any standard optical model parameter set. The recent availability of high quality 6He, 11Li and 11Be data provides further examples of the influence that coupling effects can have on elastic scattering. Conditions for strong projectile-target coupling effects are presented with special emphasis on the importance of the beam-target charge combination being large enough to bring about the strong coupling effects. Several measurements are proposed that can lead to further understanding of strong coupling effects by both inelastic excitation and nucleon transfer on near-barrier elastic scattering. A final note on the anomalous nature of 8B elastic scattering is presented as it possesses a more or less normal Fresnel scattering shape whereas one would a priori not expect this due to the very low breakup threshold of 8B. The special nature of 11Li is presented as it is predicted that no matter how far above the Coulomb barrier the elastic scattering is measured, its shape will not appear as Fresnel like whereas the elastic scattering of all other loosely bound nuclei studied to date should eventually do so as the incident energy is increased, making both 8B and 11Li truly "exotic".

  4. Effects of sodium lactate and sodium propionate on the sensory, microbial, and chemical characteristics of fresh aerobically stored ground beef 

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    Eckert, Laura Anne

    1995-01-01

    EFFECTS OF SODIUM LACTATE AND SODIUM PROPIONATE ON THE SENSORY, MICROBIAL, AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FRESH AEROBICALLY STORED GROUND BEEF A Thesis by LAURA ANNE ECKERT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1995 Major Subject: Food Science and Technology EFFECTS OF SODIUM LACTATE AND SODIUM PROPIONATE ON THE SENSORY, MICROBIAL, AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FRESH...

  5. Hydrogen Gas Generation Model for Fuel-Based Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Stored at the INEEL

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    Khericha, S.; Bhatt, R.; Liekhus, K.

    2003-01-14

    The Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL) initiated efforts to calculate the hydrogen gas generation in remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) containers in order to evaluate continued storage of unvented RH-TRU containers in vaults and to identify any potential problems during retrieval and aboveground storage. A computer code is developed to calculate the hydrogen concentration in the stored RH-TRU waste drums for known configuration, waste matrix, and radionuclide inventories as a function of time.

  6. Thermal performance of a buried nuclear waste storage container storing a hybrid mix of PWR and BWR spent fuel rods

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    Johnson, G.L.

    1988-09-01

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will design, model, and test nuclear waste packages for use at the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. One such package would store lightly packed spent fuel rods from both pressurized and boiling water reactors. The storage container provides the primary containment of the nuclear waste and the spent fuel rod cladding provides secondary containment. A series of transient conduction and radiation heat transfer analyses was run to determine for the first 1000 yr of storage if the temperature of the tuff at the borehole wall ever falls below 97{degree}C and whether the cladding of the stored spent fuel ever exceeds 350{degree}C. Limiting the borehole to temperatures of 97{degree}C or greater helps minimize corrosion by assuring that no condensed water collects on the container. The 350{degree}C cladding limit minimizes the possibility of creep-related failure in the spent fuel rod cladding. For a series of packages stored in a 8 x 30 m borehole grid where each package contains 10-yr-old spent fuel rods generating 4.74 kW or more, the borehole wall stays above 97{degree}C for the full 1000-yr analysis period.

  7. Overview of geologic storage of natural gas with an emphasis on assessing the feasibility of storing hydrogen.

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    Lord, Anna Snider

    2009-09-01

    In many regions across the nation geologic formations are currently being used to store natural gas underground. Storage options are dictated by the regional geology and the operational need. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has an interest in understanding theses various geologic storage options, the advantages and disadvantages, in the hopes of developing an underground facility for the storage of hydrogen as a low cost storage option, as part of the hydrogen delivery infrastructure. Currently, depleted gas/oil reservoirs, aquifers, and salt caverns are the three main types of underground natural gas storage in use today. The other storage options available currently and in the near future, such as abandoned coal mines, lined hard rock caverns, and refrigerated mined caverns, will become more popular as the demand for natural gas storage grows, especially in regions were depleted reservoirs, aquifers, and salt deposits are not available. The storage of hydrogen within the same type of facilities, currently used for natural gas, may add new operational challenges to the existing cavern storage industry, such as the loss of hydrogen through chemical reactions and the occurrence of hydrogen embrittlement. Currently there are only three locations worldwide, two of which are in the United States, which store hydrogen. All three sites store hydrogen within salt caverns.

  8. A biomechanical model of cardinal vowel production: Muscle activations and the impact of gravity on tongue positioning

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    Payan, Yohan

    , was exploited to study the activation of the tongue and mouth floor muscles during the production of French cardinal vowels. The selection of the motor commands to control the tongue and the mouth floor musclesA biomechanical model of cardinal vowel production: Muscle activations and the impact of gravity

  9. Risk Assessment and Monitoring of Stored CO2 in Organic Rocks Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions

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    Malhotra, Vivak

    2014-06-30

    The USA is embarking upon tackling the serious environmental challenges posed to the world by greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). The dimension of the problem is daunting. In fact, according to the Energy Information Agency, nearly 6 billion metric tons of CO2 were produced in the USA in 2007 with coal-burning power plants contributing about 2 billion metric tons. To mitigate the concerns associated with CO2 emission, geological sequestration holds promise. Among the potential geological storage sites, unmineable coal seams and shale formations in particular show promise because of the probability of methane recovery while sequestering the CO2. However. the success of large-scale sequestration of CO2 in coal and shale would hinge on a thorough understanding of CO2's interactions with host reservoirs. An important parameter for successful storage of CO2 reservoirs would be whether the pressurized CO2 would remain invariant in coal and shale formations under reasonable internal and/or external perturbations. Recent research has brought to the fore the potential of induced seismicity, which may result in caprock compromise. Therefore, to evaluate the potential risks involved in sequestering CO2 in Illinois bituminous coal seams and shale, we studied: (i) the mechanical behavior of Murphysboro (Illinois) and Houchin Creek (Illinois) coals, (ii) thermodynamic behavior of Illinois bituminous coal at - 100oC ? T ? 300oC, (iii) how high pressure CO2 (up to 20.7 MPa) modifies the viscosity of the host, (iv) the rate of emission of CO2 from Illinois bituminous coal and shale cores if the cores, which were pressurized with high pressure (? 20.7 MPa) CO2, were exposed to an atmospheric pressure, simulating the development of leakage pathways, (v) whether there are any fractions of CO2 stored in these hosts which are resistance to emission by simply exposing the cores to atmospheric pressure, and (vi) how compressive shockwaves applied to the coal and shale cores, which were pressurized with high pressure CO2, determine the fate of sequestered CO2 in these cores. Our results suggested that Illinois bituminous coal in its unperturbed state, i.e., when not pressurized with CO2, showed large variations in the mechanical properties. Modulus varied from 0.7 GPa to 3.4 GPa even though samples were extracted from a single large chunk of coal. We did not observe any glass transition for Illinois bituminous coal at - 100oC ? T ? 300oC, however, when the coal was pressurized with CO2 at ambient ? P ? 20.7 MPa, the viscosity of the coal decreased and inversely scaled with the CO2 pressure. The decrease in viscosity as a function of pressure could pose CO2 injection problems for coal as lower viscosity would allow the solid coal to flow to plug the fractures, fissures, and cleats. Our experiments also showed a very small fraction of CO2 was absorbed in coal; and when CO2 pressurized coals were exposed to atmospheric conditions, the loss of CO2 from coals was massive. Half of the sequestered gas from the coal cores was lost in less than 20 minutes. Our shockwave experiments on Illinois bituminous coal, New Albany shale (Illinois), Devonian shale (Ohio), and Utica shale (Ohio) presented clear evidence that the significant emission of the sequestered CO2 from these formations cannot be discounted during seismic activity, especially if caprock is compromised. It is argued that additional shockwave studies, both compressive and transverse, would be required for successfully mapping the risks associated with sequestering high pressure CO2 in coal and shale formations.

  10. THE RESPONSE OF SOLIDS TO ELASTIC/PLASTIC INDENTATION AND THE APPLICATION OF INDENTATION TO ADHESION MEASUREMENTS

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    Chiang, Shu-Sheng

    2013-01-01

    676. Table I. Normalized Plastic Zone Size (B) and Material·• • Initial - - Elastic/ plastic bounda ---- Cavi in rfaceCTIONAL VIEW XBLSOI Fig. I-9 Plastic Boundary solu/ Initial

  11. XIth International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering in Chateau de Blois, France, May 15 - 20, 2005. Conference Summary

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    Stanley J. Brodsky; Michael Rijssenbeek

    2005-11-15

    Summary of the XIth International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering in Chateau de Blois, France, May 15 - 20, 2005, summarizing both theoretical and experimental presentations and discussions.

  12. Cubic Single Crystal Representations in Classical and Size-dependent Couple Stress Elasticity

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    Dipanshu Bansal; Gary F. Dargush; Amjad J. Aref; Ali R. Hadjesfandiari

    2015-09-27

    Beginning with Cosserat theory in the early 20th century, there have been several different formulations for size-dependent elastic response. In this paper, we concentrate on the application of classical Cauchy theory and the recent parsimonious consistent couple stress theory to model a homogeneous linear elastic solid, exemplified by a pure single crystal with cubic structure. The focus is on an examination of elastodynamic response based upon wave velocities from ultrasonic excitation and phonon dispersion curves, along with adiabatic bulk moduli measurements. In particular, we consider in detail elastic parameter estimation within classical elasticity and consistent couple stress theory for four different cubic single crystals (NaCl, KCl, Cu, CuZn). The classical theory requires the estimation of three independent material parameters, while only one additional parameter relating skew-symmetric mean curvature to skew-symmetric couple-stress is needed for the size-dependent consistent couple stress theory. This additional parameter can be defined for cubic crystals in terms of a material length scale, which is found to be on the order of tens of microns for the four materials studied here. Furthermore, a detailed statistical investigation provides strong to very strong evidence that couple stress theory is superior to classical Cauchy elasticity for representing the wave velocities and adiabatic bulk moduli for all four single crystals.

  13. Healthy Zero Energy Buildings (HZEB) Program - Cross-Sectional Study of Contaminant Levels, Source, Strengths, and Ventilation Rates in Retail Stores

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    Chan, Wanyu R.; Sidheswaran, Meera; Cohn, Sebastian; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Fisk, William

    2014-02-01

    This field study measured ventilation rates and indoor air quality parameters in 21 visits to retail stores in California. The data was collected to guide the development of new, science-based commercial building ventilation rate standards that balance the dual objectives of increasing energy efficiency and maintaining acceptable indoor air quality. Data collection occurred between September 2011 and March 2013. Three types of stores participated in this study: grocery stores, furniture/hardware stores, and apparel stores. Ventilation rates and indoor air contaminant concentrations were measured on a weekday, typically between 9 am and 6 pm. Ventilation rates measured using a tracer gas decay method exceeded the minimum requirement of California’s Title 24 Standard in all but one store. Even though there was adequate ventilation according to Title 24, concentrations of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein exceeded the most stringent chronic health guidelines. Other indoor air contaminants measured included carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O{sub 3}), and particulate matter (PM). Concentrations of CO{sub 2} were kept low by adequate ventilation, and were assumed low also because the sampling occurred on a weekday when retail stores were less busy. CO concentrations were also low. The indoor-outdoor ratios of O{sub 3} showed that the first-order loss rate may vary by store trade types and also by ventilation mode (mechanical versus natural). Analysis of fine and ultrafine PM measurements showed that a substantial portion of the particle mass in grocery stores with cooking-related emissions was in particles less than 0.3 ?m. Stores without cooking as an indoor source had PM size distributions that were more similar indoors and outdoors. The whole-building emission rates of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and PM were estimated from the measured ventilation rates and indoor and outdoor contaminant concentrations. Mass balance models were then used to determine the ventilation rates, filtration strategies, or source reductions needed to maintain indoor contaminant concentrations below reference levels. Several scenarios of potential concern were considered: (i) formaldehyde levels in furniture/hardware stores, (ii) contaminants associated with cooking (e.g., PM, acrolein, and acetaldehyde) in grocery stores, and (iii) outdoor contaminants (e.g., PM and O{sub 3}) impacting stores that use natural ventilation. Estimated formaldehyde emission rates suggest that retail stores would need to ventilate at levels far exceeding the current Title 24 requirement to lower indoor concentrations below California’s stringent formaldehyde reference level. Given the high costs of providing ventilation but only modest chronic health benefit is expected, effective source control is an attractive alternative, as demonstrated by some retail stores in this study. Predictions showed that grocery stores need MERV 13 air filters, instead of MERV 8 filters that are more commonly used, to maintain indoor PM at levels that meet the chronic health standards for PM. Exposure to acrolein is a potential health concern in grocery stores, and should be addressed by increasing the use of kitchen range hoods or improving their contaminant removal efficiency. In stores that rely on natural ventilation, indoor PM can be a health concern if the stores are located in areas with high outdoor PM. This concern may be addressed by switching to mechanical ventilation when the outdoor air quality is poor, while continuing natural ventilation when outdoor air quality is good.

  14. Elastic properties of sulphur and selenium doped ternary PbTe alloys by first principles

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    Bali, Ashoka, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Chetty, Raju, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Mallik, Ramesh Chandra, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in [Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 (India)

    2014-04-24

    Lead telluride (PbTe) is an established thermoelectric material which can be alloyed with sulphur and selenium to further enhance the thermoelectric properties. Here, a first principles study of ternary alloys PbS{sub x}Te{sub (1?x)} and PbSe{sub x}Te{sub (1?x)} (0?x?1) based on the Virtual Crystal Approximation (VCA) is presented for different ratios of the isoelectronic atoms in each series. Equilibrium lattice parameters and elastic constants have been calculated and compared with the reported data. Anisotropy parameter calculated from the stiffness constants showed a slight improvement in anisotropy of elastic properties of the alloys over undoped PbTe. Furthermore, the alloys satisfied the predicted stability criteria from the elastic constants, showing stable structures, which agreed with the previously reported experimental results.

  15. Structural, elastic, electronic, magnetic and vibrational properties of CuCoMnGa under pressure

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    ?yigör, Ahmet; U?ur, ?ule

    2014-10-06

    First principles calculations for the structural, electronic, elastic and phonon properties of the cubic quaternary heusler alloy CuCoMnGa on pressure have been reported by density functional theory (DFT) within generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The calculated values of the elastic constants were used for estimations of the Debye temperatures, the bulk modulus, the shear modulus, the young modulus E, the poisson's ratio ? and the B/G ratio. The elastic constants satisfy all of the mechanical stability criteria. The electronic structures of the ferromagnetic configuration for CuCoMnGa have a metallic character. The estimated magnetic moment per formula unit is 3.76 ?{sub B}. The phonon dispersion is studied using the supercell approach, and the stable nature at 0.2 GPa pressure is observed.

  16. Squeeze flow of potato starch gel: effect of loading history on visco-elastic properties

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    Moutushi Dutta Choudhury; Shantanu Das; Sujata Tarafdar

    2015-03-25

    In this work gelatinized potato starch is shown to retain the memory of past loading history. It exhibits a visco-elastic response which does not depend solely on instantaneous conditions. A simple squeeze flow experiment is performed, where loading is done in two steps with a time lag $\\tau \\sim$ seconds between the steps. The effect on the strain, of varying $\\tau$ is reproduced by a three element visco-elastic solid model. Non-linearity is introduced through a generalized calculus approach by incorporating a non-integer order time derivative in the viscosity equation. A strain hardening proportional to the time lag between the two loading steps is also incorporated. This model reproduces the three salient features observed in the experiment, namely - the memory effect, slight initial oscillations in the strain as well as the long-time solid-like response. Dynamic visco-elasticity of the sample is also reported.

  17. A non-linear elastic constitutive framework for replicating plastic deformation in solids.

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    Roberts, Scott Alan; Schunk, Peter Randall

    2014-02-01

    Ductile metals and other materials typically deform plastically under large applied loads; a behavior most often modeled using plastic deformation constitutive models. However, it is possible to capture some of the key behaviors of plastic deformation using only the framework for nonlinear elastic mechanics. In this paper, we develop a phenomenological, hysteretic, nonlinear elastic constitutive model that captures many of the features expected of a plastic deformation model. This model is based on calculating a secant modulus directly from a material's stress-strain curve. Scalar stress and strain values are obtained in three dimensions by using the von Mises invariants. Hysteresis is incorporated by tracking an additional history variable and assuming an elastic unloading response. This model is demonstrated in both single- and multi-element simulations under varying strain conditions.

  18. An elastic, plastic, viscous model for slow shear of a liquid foam

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    Philippe Marmottant; François Graner

    2007-07-06

    We suggest a scalar model for deformation and flow of an amorphous material such as a foam or an emulsion. To describe elastic, plastic and viscous behaviours, we use three scalar variables: elastic deformation, plastic deformation rate and total deformation rate; and three material specific parameters: shear modulus, yield deformation and viscosity. We obtain equations valid for different types of deformations and flows slower than the relaxation rate towards mechanical equilibrium. In particular, they are valid both in transient or steady flow regimes, even at large elastic deformation. We discuss why viscosity can be relevant even in this slow shear (often called "quasi-static") limit. Predictions of the storage and loss moduli agree with the experimental literature, and explain with simple arguments the non-linear large amplitude trends.

  19. Elastic Cross Sections for Electron Collisions with Molecules Relevant to Plasma Processing

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    Yoon, J.-S.; Song, M.-Y.; Kato, H.; Hoshino, M.; Tanaka, H.; Brunger, M. J.; Buckman, S. J.; Cho, H.

    2010-09-15

    Absolute electron-impact cross sections for molecular targets, including their radicals, are important in developing plasma reactors and testing various plasma processing gases. Low-energy electron collision data for these gases are sparse and only the limited cross section data are available. In this report, elastic cross sections for electron-polyatomic molecule collisions are compiled and reviewed for 17 molecules relevant to plasma processing. Elastic cross sections are essential for the absolute scale conversion of inelastic cross sections, as well as for testing computational methods. Data are collected and reviewed for elastic differential, integral, and momentum transfer cross sections and, for each molecule, the recommended values of the cross section are presented. The literature has been surveyed through early 2010.

  20. New pure shear acoustic surface waves guided by cuts in magneto-electro-elastic materials

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    Arman Melkumyan

    2006-07-12

    It is shown that new pure shear acoustic surface waves with five different velocities can be guided by stress free plane cuts with different magneto-electrical properties in magneto-electro-elastic materials. The possibility for the surface waves to be guided by a cut in pairs, which is reported in this paper, is new in magneto-electro-elastic materials and has no counterpart in piezoelectric materials. The five velocities of propagation of the surface waves are obtained in explicit forms. It is shown that the possibility for the surface waves to be guided in pairs disappears and the number of surface waves decreases from 5 to 1 if the magneto-electro-elastic material is changed to a piezoelectric material.