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  1. RESEARCH ARTICLE (C.W. RETTENMEYER MEMORIAL PAPER) Choice of nest site protects army ant colonies from environmental

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    O'Donnell, Sean

    - vational range limits of E. burchellii. Keywords Thermoregulation Á Nest site selection Á House-hunting Á (Seeley and Heinrich, 1981), and must rely on passive thermoregulation such as nest architecture and ori- entation (Jones and Oldroyd, 2007). For ant colonies that emigrate often, the choice of a nest site (house-hunting

  2. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases

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    Dawson, Russell D.

    of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases Marcel M. LAMBRECHTS*, Frank ADRIAENSEN, Daniel R. ARDIA, Anders Pape MqLLER, Juan MORENO, Beat NAEF-DAENZER, Jan-Cke NILSSON, Ana C. NORTE, Markku ORELL, Ken A., Mrller A. P., Moreno J., Naef-Daenzer B., Nilsson J.- Å., Norte A. C., Orell M., Otter K. A., Park Ch. R

  3. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2012-12-01

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage-style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

  4. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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    Butler, T.; Curtis, O.; Kim, E.; Roberts, S.; Stephenson, R.

    2012-12-01

    As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with Martin Dodson Builders and the Serenbe community on the construction of a new test home in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA in the mixed humid climate zone. The most recent subdivision within the Serenbe community, the Nest, will contain 15 small footprint cottage style homes, and Southface has selected Lot Nine, as the test home for this study. This Nest subdivision serves as a project showcase for both the builder partner and the Serenbe community as a whole. The planning and design incorporated into the Nest cottages will be implemented in each home within the subdivision. These homes addresses Building America Savings targets and serve as a basis of design for other homes Martin Dodson plans to build within the Serenbe community.

  5. regurgitated owl Owl nesting habi-

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    regurgitated owl pellets. Owl nesting habi- tat, by comparing vegetation compo- sition and struc- cial and personal fuel wood permits. In ponderosa pine dominated canyon bottoms, approxi- mately 240

  6. Sparse choice models

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    Farias, Vivek F.

    Choice models, which capture popular preferences over objects of interest, play a key role in making decisions whose eventual outcome is impacted by human choice behavior. In most scenarios, the choice model, which can ...

  7. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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

    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 WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment of Energy009 248.2 254.8QuestionnaireNEST HOME TheNEST

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    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    0%2A en Responding to Emergencies http:www.nnsa.energy.govaboutusourprogramsemergencyoperationscounterterrorismrespondingtoemergencies

  9. nest

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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 WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia4) August 20123/%2A en46Afedkcp |field2/%2A0/%2A en

  10. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28

    A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form an output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated. 6 figures.

  11. Nested-cone transformer antenna

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    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01

    A plurality of conical transmission lines are concentrically nested to form n output antenna for pulsed-power, radio-frequency, and microwave sources. The diverging conical conductors enable a high power input density across a bulk dielectric to be reduced below a breakdown power density at the antenna interface with the transmitting medium. The plurality of cones maintain a spacing between conductors which minimizes the generation of high order modes between the conductors. Further, the power input feeds are isolated at the input while enabling the output electromagnetic waves to add at the transmission interface. Thus, very large power signals from a pulse rf, or microwave source can be radiated.

  12. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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

    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 WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy AEnergy Managing SwimmingMicrosoft The basics of05/24/2011NEPANEST HOME TheNEST

  13. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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

    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 WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOEDepartment of Energy009 248.2 254.8QuestionnaireNEST HOME The

  14. NEST HOME | Department of Energy

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

    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 WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice| DepartmentGJPPGPracticesDraft.doc| DepartmentDOE NEPA -NEST

  15. Nested Trampoline Resonators for Optomechanics

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    Weaver, Matthew J; Luna, Fernando; Buters, Frank M; Eerkens, Hedwig J; Welker, Gesa; Perock, Blaise; Heeck, Kier; de Man, Sven; Bouwmeester, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Two major challenges in the development of optomechanical devices are achieving a low mechanical and optical loss rate and vibration isolation from the environment. We address both issues by fabricating novel trampoline resonators made from low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) Si$_3$N$_4$ with a distributed bragg reflector (DBR) mirror. We construct a nested double resonator structure that generates approximately 80 dB of mechanical isolation from the mounting surface, eliminating the strong mounting dependence of the quality factor observed with single resonators. With the consistency provided by this isolation scheme we reliably fabricate devices with mechanical quality factors of around 400,000 at room temperature. In addition these devices were used to form optical cavities with finesse up to 181,000 $\\pm$ 1,000. These promising parameters will enable experiments in the quantum regime with macroscopic mechanical resonators.

  16. Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1

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    Cavity-nesting Bird Use of Nest Boxes in Vineyards of Central-Coast California1 Daniel P. Mummert,2, Robertson and Rendell 1990), lower predation rates (Nilsson 1984, Purcell and others 1997, Robertson

  17. CHSLT -NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department

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    Furlong, Cosme

    ) #12;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department The CCD/CMOS camera Detail section of a CCD Engineering Department CCD cameras Basic operation/description A CCD detector chip consists of an array;CHSLT - NEST WPI Mechanical Engineering Department CCD cameras Basic operation/description An image

  18. SOD-Induced Changes in Foraging and Nesting Behavior of Insectivorous, Cavity-Nesting Birds1

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    191 SOD-Induced Changes in Foraging and Nesting Behavior of Insectivorous, Cavity-Nesting Birds1 the population status of their common prey items, their foraging ecology, and their nesting behavior. We to examine nestling diet, foraging effort (length of foraging trips), box occupancy, and nestling

  19. Future Choices 1 Running head: EFFECT OF FUTURE CHOICES

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    Future Choices 1 Running head: EFFECT OF FUTURE CHOICES The Effect of Highlighting Future Choices on Current Preferences Uzma Khan Carnegie Mellon University Ravi Dhar Yale School of Management #12;Future future choices rather than as an isolated choice. Our finding contrasts with the general wisdom

  20. NEIGHBORHOOD CHOICE AND NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE

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    Bruch, Elizabeth; Mare, Robert D.

    2006-01-01

    Neighborhood Proportion Own-Group” Continuous Function Non-of Choice Proportion White Nonlinear Continuous Model 1976of Choice Proportion Black Nonlinear Continuous Model 1976

  1. Body mass, energetic constraints, and duck nesting ecology

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    Shutler, Dave

    to save on metabolic costs by using nest sites that received more solar radiation (insolation occurs in the amount of solar radiation (insolati were also obtained. Predictions that body size would affect nest concealment, nest-initiation date

  2. Effects of Habitat, Nest-site Selection, and Adult Behavior on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival 

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19

    Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds. Which vegetation types the birds inhabit, nest-site characteristics, and adult behavior at the nest may affect predation and parasitism frequencies, fecundity, and nest survival and fledgling...

  3. Emergence of electric mobility: a nested approach to vehicle choice modeling

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    shares within the automotive sector for the different types of cars (namely gasoline cars, hybrid cars alternatives which do not belong to the respondent in comparison to latter's own car, when we analyze and electric cars) are likely to be significantly affected. This particular context motivated a sound demand

  4. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15

    NEST stands for Nuclear Emergency Support Team. The NEST Mission Statement as first established: (1) Conduct, direct, coordinate search and recovery operations for nuclear material, weapons or devices; and (2) Assist in identification and deactivation of Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs). Then in 1980 a very sophisticated improvised explosive device was found at Harvey's Casino at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The FBI and Bomb Squads were unprepared and it detonated. As a result the additional phrase 'and Sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (SIEDs)' was added to the Mission Statement.

  5. Original Articles The Nested Structure of Cancer

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    Bhavnani, Suresh K.

    for the design of systems that assist in symptom assessment and man- agement.The main limitation of the studyOriginal Articles The Nested Structure of Cancer Symptoms Implications for Analyzing Co; 2Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 3Electrical Engineering

  6. Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nestInatedrones or betweennon-nestIriateworkers and non-nestInatedrones did not yield

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    Gadagkar, Raghavendra

    #12;#12;Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nest-nestInatedrones are bitten more often than nestInate drones. The degree of discrimination of workers found in our study allows in addition, to compare discrimination of drones with the discrimination of workers. We found

  7. Food choices for hungry broiler breeders: do they prefer quantitative or qualitative dietary restriction? 

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    Buckley, Louise Anne

    2012-06-30

    This programme of research uses choice test methodologies to quantify hungry broiler breeder chickens’ preferences for qualitative or quantitative dietary restriction. It begins with an outline of quantitative dietary ...

  8. Modeling Decision of Choice Among Finite Alternative: Applications to Marketing and to Transportation Demand Theory

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    Hauser, John R.

    A methodology to improve the effectiveness of the design of innovation is proposed based on knowledge in the fields of psychometrics, utility theory and stochastic choice modeling. It is comprised of a consumer response ...

  9. DIAMONDS: A new Bayesian nested sampling tool

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    Corsaro, Enrico

    2015-01-01

    In the context of high-quality asteroseismic data provided by the NASA Kepler mission, we developed a new code, termed Diamonds (high-DImensional And multi-MOdal NesteD Sampling), for fast Bayesian parameter estimation and model comparison by means of the Nested Sampling Monte Carlo (NSMC) algorithm, an efficient and powerful method very suitable for high-dimensional problems (like the peak bagging analysis of solar-like oscillations) and multi-modal problems (i.e. problems that show multiple solutions). We applied the code to the peak bagging analysis of solar-like oscillations observed in a challenging F-type star. By means of Diamonds one is able to detect the different backgrounds in the power spectrum of the star (e.g. stellar granulation and faculae activity) and to understand whether one or two oscillation peaks can be identified or not. In addition, we demonstrate a novel approach to peak bagging based on multimodality, which is able to reduce significantly the number of free parameters involved in th...

  10. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes 

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17

    dove habitat on and around campus. The objective of this study was to examine mourning dove nesting and production in an urban setting and determine how microhabitat and landscape features affect nest-site selection and nest success. Specifically, I (1...

  11. Habitat selection of the Wood Thrush nesting in east Texas 

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    Carrie, Neil Ross

    1995-01-01

    -1994 at the Sam Houston National Forest in San Jacinto County, Texas. I found 41 nests during 1993 and 14 nests during 1994. Vegetative measurements collected at nest sites were compared to random sites. The proportion of hardwoods in the 5-15-cm category...

  12. A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

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    A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA by Tara L. Wertz A thesis submitted Sciences (Wildlife Option) South Dakota State University 1986 #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences 11 Date Date #12;A TURKEY NESTING STUDY IN GREGORY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

  13. Editor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance

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    Parrott, Wayne

    . The term GE is preferred over the term "genetically modified" (commonly referred to as GMEditor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance to Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks1 Genetically engineered (GE) stacks, combinations of two or more single

  14. Critical infrastructure systems of systems assessment methodology.

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    Sholander, Peter E.; Darby, John L.; Phelan, James M.; Smith, Bryan; Wyss, Gregory Dane; Walter, Andrew; Varnado, G. Bruce; Depoy, Jennifer Mae

    2006-10-01

    Assessing the risk of malevolent attacks against large-scale critical infrastructures requires modifications to existing methodologies that separately consider physical security and cyber security. This research has developed a risk assessment methodology that explicitly accounts for both physical and cyber security, while preserving the traditional security paradigm of detect, delay, and respond. This methodology also accounts for the condition that a facility may be able to recover from or mitigate the impact of a successful attack before serious consequences occur. The methodology uses evidence-based techniques (which are a generalization of probability theory) to evaluate the security posture of the cyber protection systems. Cyber threats are compared against cyber security posture using a category-based approach nested within a path-based analysis to determine the most vulnerable cyber attack path. The methodology summarizes the impact of a blended cyber/physical adversary attack in a conditional risk estimate where the consequence term is scaled by a ''willingness to pay'' avoidance approach.

  15. Autotuning programs with algorithmic choice

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    Ansel, Jason (Jason Andrew)

    2014-01-01

    The process of optimizing programs and libraries, both for performance and quality of service, can be viewed as a search problem over the space of implementation choices. This search is traditionally manually conducted by ...

  16. Nonparametric choice modeling : applications to operations management

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    Jagabathula, Srikanth

    2011-01-01

    With the recent explosion of choices available to us in every walk of our life, capturing the choice behavior exhibited by individuals has become increasingly important to many businesses. At the core, capturing choice ...

  17. COMPETITION FOR NESTING SPACE AMONG PERUVIAN GUANO BIRDS

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    . Received 7 June 1982, accepted 14 January 1983. FoR several millennia, seabirds have nested on islands off, or other habitats not used by the three major species. There are fewer than 40 guano islands along for nesting because of human disturbance, heat, or ectoparasites (LaValle 1918, Vogt 1942, Duffy 1983a). Where

  18. Nest site selection and partitioning among sympatric white-winged, mourning, and Inca doves in Mason, Texas 

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01

    ; and (3) compare nest-site characteristics, nest-site partitioning, and assess the role of interspecific competition on nest-site selection. Nest searching, monitoring, nest-site characterizations, and vegetation measurements were conducted during June...

  19. Methodological Research Future Work

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Outline Background Methodological Research Results Future Work New Dataset 1878 PCA for 1000 rmfs Background Methodological Research Results Future Work New Dataset 1878 PCA for 1000 rmfs Background Quasar Analysis Future Work Doubly-intractable Distribution Other Calibration Uncertainty New Dataset

  20. Career Choices: Industry vs. Academia

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    Rohs, Remo

    Career Choices: Industry vs. Academia Yan Liu Assistant Professor Computer Science Department, IBM TJ Watson Research Center · Now, USC #12;1) What career path did you consider most during your Ph industry, and where can one make the most impact? · Best virtues in all jobs ­ Hardworking ­ Good attitude

  1. Life Choices Student Survey Items

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    Baltisberger, Jay H.

    by Topical Area: Life Choices Berea-Specific Entering Survey, Fall Term First-Year Students and New Transfers for life-long learning Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), Entering Fall Term Students 2012, Historical Trends) Please indicate the extent to which each of the following describe you Searching

  2. Nesting ecology of dickcissels on reclaimed surface-mined lands in Freestone County, Texas 

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17

    aspects of dickcissel nesting ecology (i.e., nest-site selection, nest success, and nest parasitism, and identification of nest predators) on 2 spatial scales on TXU Energy?s Big Brown Mine, near Fairfield, Texas, and to subsequently provide TXU Energy...

  3. Nesting mechanism for [ital d]-symmetry superconductors

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    Ruvalds, J.; Rieck, C.T.; Tewari, S.; Thoma, J. ); Virosztek, A. )

    1995-02-01

    A nested Fermi surface with nearly parallel orbit segments is found to yield a singlet [ital d]-wave superconducitng state at high temperatures for a restricted range of the on-site Coulomb repulsion that avoids the competing spin-density-wave instability. The computed superconducting transition temperature drops dramatically as the nesting vector is decreased, in accord with recent photoemission data on the Bi2212 and Bi2201 cuprates. Superconducting transition temperatures in the 100 K range are produced by the nesting mechanism in the [ital leading] [ital order] pairing interaction caused by exchange of spin fluctuations.

  4. Research on Combinatorial Statistics: Crossings and Nestings in Discrete Structures 

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21

    We study the distribution of combinatorial statistics that exhibit a structure of crossings and nesting in various discrete structures, in particular, in set partitions, matchings, and fillings of moon polyominoes with entries 0 and 1. Let pi and y...

  5. Parametric Multi-Level Tiling of Imperfectly Nested Loops

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    Hartono, Albert; Baskaran, Muthu M.; Bastoul, Cedric; Cohen, Albert; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Norris, Boyana; Ramanujam, J.; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy

    2009-05-18

    Tiling is a critical loop transformation for generating high-performance code on modern architectures. Efficient generation of multilevel tiled code is essential to exploit several levels of parallelism and/or to maximize data reuse in deep memory hierarchies. Tiled loops with parameterized tile sizes (not compile time constants) facilitate runtime feedback and dynamic optimizations used in iterative compilation and automatic tuning. The existing parametric multilevel tiling approach has focused on transformation for perfectly nested loops, where all assignment statements are contained inside the innermost loop of a loop nest. Previous solutions to tiling for imperfect loop nests are limited to the case where tile sizes are fixed. In this paper, we present an approach to parameterized multilevel tiling for imperfectly nested loops. Our tiling algorithm generates loops that iterate over full rectangular tiles that are amenable for potential compiler optimizations such as register tiling. Experimental results using a number of computational benchmarks demonstrate the effectiveness of our tiling approach.

  6. Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Automation of Nested Matrix and Derivative Operations Robert Kalaba Departments of Electrical of special functions a=x, b=y, c = ab, (4) a=log(c), z=a+d. #12;Automation of Matrix Derivative Operations

  7. An On-Line Study of Japanese Nesting Complexity

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    Nakatani, Kentaro

    This paper reports the results of a self-paced reading experiment in Japanese in which the materials consisted of four versions of successively more nested syntactic structures. It was found that (1) people read the more ...

  8. Bid and Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon's Dilemma

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    Qin, Cheng-Zhong

    2006-01-01

    of an Indivisible Good–A Mechanism Design Problem Underand Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon’s Dilemma ?this paper we propose a mechanism to resolve King Solomon’s

  9. Methodology to remediate a mixed waste site

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    Berry, J.B.

    1994-08-01

    In response to the need for a comprehensive and consistent approach to the complex issue of mixed waste management, a generalized methodology for remediation of a mixed waste site has been developed. The methodology is based on requirements set forth in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and incorporates ``lessons learned`` from process design, remediation methodologies, and remediation projects. The methodology is applied to the treatment of 32,000 drums of mixed waste sludge at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site. Process technology options are developed and evaluated, first with regard to meeting system requirements and then with regard to CERCLA performance criteria. The following process technology options are investigated: (1) no action, (2) separation of hazardous and radioactive species, (3) dewatering, (4) drying, and (5) solidification/stabilization. The first two options were eliminated from detailed consideration because they did not meet the system requirements. A quantitative evaluation clearly showed that, based on system constraints and project objectives, either dewatering or drying the mixed waste sludge was superior to the solidification/stabilization process option. The ultimate choice between the drying and the dewatering options will be made on the basis of a technical evaluation of the relative merits of proposals submitted by potential subcontractors.

  10. DOE Systems Engineering Methodology

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM) In-Stage Assessment Process Guide Version 3 September 2002 U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer In-Stage...

  11. The evolution of shelter: ecology and ethology of chimpanzee nest building

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08

    characteristics of chimpanzee nests, nesting trees, nest shape, and architecture in two savanna-dwelling populations on opposite sides of Africa: Fongoli, Senegal, and Issa, Tanzania. Savanna habitats are the most extreme habitats in which chimpanzees survive...

  12. Eye movements in risky choice

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    Stewart, Neil; Hermens, Frouke; Matthews, William J.

    2015-01-26

    & Findlay, 2000; Rayner, 1998, 2009; Yarbus, 1967). Glaholt and Reingold (2011), Orquin and Mueller Loose (2013), and Russo (2011) all provide comprehensive reviews of eye tracking in the decision making literature, so we will just outline some key relevant... issues. EYE TRACKING AND DECISION MAKING The final fixation made at the point of choice is strongly bi- assed towards the chosen option (Fiedler & Glöckner, 2012; Glaholt & Reingold, 2009b; Krajbich et al., 2010; Schotter, Berry, McKenzie, & Rayner, 2010...

  13. Information for Media on Lighting Choices | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Information for Media on Lighting Choices Information for Media on Lighting Choices July 27, 2014 - 8:25am Addthis Information for Media on Lighting Choices These videos,...

  14. PRECIPITATION DOWNSCALING: METHODOLOGIES AND

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    Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi

    PRECIPITATION DOWNSCALING: METHODOLOGIES AND HYDROLOGIC APPLICATIONS Efi Foufoula-Georgiou St/or other information. #12;PREMISES OF STATISTICAL DOWNSCALING Precipitation exhibits space-time variability) There is a substantial evidence to suggest that despite the very complex patterns of precipitation

  15. Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Contributed Paper Effects of Wind Energy Development on Nesting Ecology of Greater Prairie 32611, U.S.A. Abstract: Wind energy is targeted to meet 20% of U.S. energy needs by 2030, but new sites for impacts of a wind energy development on the reproductive ecology of prairie-chickens in a 5-year study. We

  16. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene and artificial graphene

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Graphene 43 Graphene and artificial graphene T his area-layer graphene behave like massless fermions. Graphene is a first remarkable and clean example of the impact of a potential with honeycomb structure on the electronic states and dynamics. In graphene the crystalline

  17. BASF's Energy Survey Methodology 

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    Theising, T. R.

    2005-01-01

    Methodology Thomas R. Theising BASF Corporation operates several dozen manufacturing Sites within NAFTA and periodically conducts Energy Surveys at each Site. Although these manufacturing sites represent a variety of industries, BASF has found success.... The discovery phase is the ?Energy Survey? itself. These Surveys involve plant personnel from various functions within Site operations. BASF applies the Pareto Principle in a variety of fashions: 20% of the operation consumes 80% of the energy, lets focus...

  18. Software Function Allocation Methodology 

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    O'Neal, Michael Ralph

    1988-01-01

    ABSTRACT Software Function Allocation Methodology. (May 1988) Michael Ralph O'Neal, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. William Lively Modern distributed computer systems are very powerful and useful; they also offer new... software system designers with a thorough and flexible method to allocate software functions among the hardware components of a distributed computer system. Software designers select and rank relevant Design Parameters, analyze how well different...

  19. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth S; Heffner, Reid R.

    2008-01-01

    Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? ” Energy Policy, vol. 35, 2007.Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMyou think about fuel economy? ” Rather, we listened closely

  20. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01

    Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? ” Energy Policy, vol. 35, 2007.Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMyou think about fuel economy? ” Rather, we listened closely

  1. Electronic Survey Methodology Page 1 Electronic Survey Methodology

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    Nonnecke, Blair

    Electronic Survey Methodology Page 1 Electronic Survey Methodology: A Case Study in Reaching Hard, Maryland preece@umbc.edu 2002 © Andrews, Nonnecke and Preece #12;Electronic Survey Methodology Page 2 Conducting Research on the Internet: Electronic survey Design, Development and Implementation Guidelines

  2. Choice Inconsistencies among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program

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    Abaluck, Jason

    We evaluate the choices of elders across their insurance options under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan, using a unique dataset of prescription drug claims matched to information on the characteristics of choice ...

  3. Analysis of Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Nested Annular Tank Array

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    John D. Bess; James D. Cleaver

    2009-06-01

    Two series of experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory during the 1980s using highly enriched (93%) uranyl nitrate solution in annular tanks. [1, 2] Tanks were of typical sizes found in nuclear production plants. Experiments looked at tanks of varying radii in a co-located set of nested tanks, a 1 by 2 array, and a 1 by 3 array. The co-located set of tanks had been analyzed previously [3] as a benchmark for inclusion within the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. [4] The current study represents the benchmark analysis of the 1 by 3 array of a series of nested annular tanks. Of the seventeen configurations performed in this set of experiments, twelve were evaluated and nine were judged as acceptable benchmarks.

  4. Habitat associations of cavity-nesting owls in the Sierra Nevada 

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    Groce, Julie Elizabeth

    2009-05-15

    Several species of small, cavity-nesting owls occur in the Sierra Nevada, including in areas impacted by human activities. The owls typically use standing dead trees (snags) for nest sites. Although descriptive studies exist regarding habitats...

  5. Factors contributing to nest predation within habitat of the Golden-checked Warbler, Travis County, Texas 

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01

    artificial nests, simulating those of Golden-cheeked Warblers, along 200 transacts at 5 study sites in Travis County, Texas. This study was designed to determine if differential levels of predation existed between nests placed in forest interior tracts...

  6. Analysis of the Black-capped Vireo and White-eyed Vireo Nest Predator assemblages 

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    Conkling, Tara J.

    2011-08-08

    Predation is the leading cause of nest failure in songbirds. My study identified nest predators of black-capped vireos and white-eyed vireos, quantified the activity of potential predator species, examined the relationships between vegetation...

  7. POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING FLAT OPERATORS IN NESTED ALGEBRA EXPRESSIONS

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    Van Gucht, Dirk

    POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF USING FLAT OPERATORS IN NESTED ALGEBRA EXPRESSIONS Jan Padaens,10,11,12,19,25] have started to implement the nested relational database model, some on top of an exlstmg database 1988ACM 0-89791-263-2/88/0003/0029 $1 50 In this paper we focus on the nested algebra as pro- posed

  8. Lighting Choices - White Background | Department of Energy

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    Choices - White Background Image icon All of these lightbulbs-CFLs, LEDs, and energy-saving incandescents-meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012-2014. More...

  9. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01

    S. Kurani, “Car Buyers and Fuel Economy? ” Energy Policy,Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice? BY TOMa car, do they think about fuel costs over time, are they

  10. Health Dialog Systems Methodological Review 1 Methodological Review

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    Bickmore, Timothy

    Health Dialog Systems Methodological Review 1 Methodological Review: Health Dialog Systems special issue on Dialog Systems for Health Communication Corresponding author: Timothy W. Bickmore, Massachusetts 02115 bickmore@ccs.neu.edu Phone: (617) 373-5477 FAX: 617-812-2589 #12;Health Dialog Systems

  11. Ideal magnetohydrodynamic stability of configurations without nested flux surfaces

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    Helander, P. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 17491 Greifswald (Germany); Newton, S. L. [EURATOM/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)] [EURATOM/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

    2013-06-15

    Existing numerical tools for calculating the MHD stability of magnetically confined plasmas generally assume the existence of nested flux surfaces. These tools are therefore not immediately applicable to configurations with magnetic islands or regions with an ergodic magnetic field. However, in practice, these islands or ergodic regions are often small, and their effect on MHD stability can then be evaluated using a perturbation theory developed in the present paper. This procedure allows the effect of the broken magnetic topology on the stability of each eigenmode to be calculated without requiring any knowledge about the perturbed eigenfunctions.

  12. A Plug-in Hybrid Consumer Choice Model with Detailed Market Segmentation

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a consumer choice model for projecting U.S. demand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in competition among 13 light-duty vehicle technologies over the period 2005-2050. New car buyers are disaggregated by region, residential area, attitude toward technology risk, vehicle usage intensity, home parking and work recharging. The nested multinomial logit (NMNL) model of vehicle choice incorporates daily vehicle usage distributions, refueling and recharging availability, technology learning by doing, and diversity of choice among makes and models. Illustrative results are presented for a Base Case, calibrated to the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2009 Reference Updated Case, and an optimistic technology scenario reflecting achievement of U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE s) FreedomCAR goals. PHEV market success is highly dependent on the degree of technological progress assumed. PHEV sales reach one million in 2037 in the Base Case but in 2020 in the FreedomCARGoals Case. In the FreedomCARGoals Case, PHEV cumulative sales reach 1.5 million by 2015. Together with efficiency improvements in other technologies, petroleum use in 2050 is reduced by about 45% from the 2005 level. After technological progress, PHEV s market success appears to be most sensitive to recharging availability, consumers attitudes toward novel echnologies, and vehicle usage intensity. Successful market penetration of PHEVs helps bring down battery costs for electric vehicles (EVs), resulting in a significant EV market share after 2040.

  13. The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems

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    Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Gracia-Lázaro, Carlos; Moreno, Yamir

    2015-01-01

    Online social networks have changed the way in which we communicate. These networks are characterized by a competitive information flow and a dynamic topology, where the success of a given topic or meme depends on many factors, most of which are unknown. Likely, given the many sources of information to which a typical individual is exposed, the economy of attention rules the system dynamics. Here we show, using microblogging data, that competition is minimized through consensus and that collective attention and successful topical assembly are characterized by a nested structure of the bipartite network made up by users and memes. Our results indicate that social phenomena could emerge as a result of a topological transition that minimizes modularity while maximizing the nestedness of the system, and that online social networks are comparable to an ecosystem, where generalists and specialists share resources.

  14. Nested methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction cancer detection method

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    Belinsky, Steven A. (Albuquerque, NM); Palmisano, William A. (Edgewood, NM)

    2007-05-08

    A molecular marker-based method for monitoring and detecting cancer in humans. Aberrant methylation of gene promoters is a marker for cancer risk in humans. A two-stage, or "nested" polymerase chain reaction method is disclosed for detecting methylated DNA sequences at sufficiently high levels of sensitivity to permit cancer screening in biological fluid samples, such as sputum, obtained non-invasively. The method is for detecting the aberrant methylation of the p16 gene, O 6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase gene, Death-associated protein kinase gene, RAS-associated family 1 gene, or other gene promoters. The method offers a potentially powerful approach to population-based screening for the detection of lung and other cancers.

  15. Sustainability: Preserving Choice for the Army

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Sustainability: Preserving Choice for the Army Friday, October 19, 2012 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided) Wrigley Hall, Room 481 Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant of the Army, Energy and Sustainability infrastructure. The development of Army-wide sustainability principles coupled with investments, training

  16. |Sustainable energy choices: comparing the options

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    for addressing these growing service demands, each of which has its attractions. Energy efficiency reduces are not renewable, but the resource can endure for centuries and is a high quality form of energy that can7 |Sustainable energy choices: comparing the options O ver the next century and beyond humans

  17. INTELLIGENT ENERGY CHOICES Lori L. Scarlatos1

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    Scarlatos, Lori

    of their energy choices. We have developed an agent-based simulation in which the world's twenty-five most populous countries are represented by autonomous agents. Using initial data from the World Bank and other described in this paper relies on real data from the World Bank [5] to establish both initial values

  18. Quality Competition, Insurance, and Consumer Choice

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    Lyon, Thomas P.

    to lock in market share via managed-care plans with less choice and lower prices. As technology becomes managed care. 1. Introduction Health economists largely agree that the key driver of health care costs care payment plans. The interplay of technology, insur- ance, quality of care, and cost containment has

  19. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: ParaChoice: Parametric Vehicle Choice Modeling

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    Presentation given by Sandia National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about ParaChoice:...

  20. Utility of Choice: An Information Theoretic Approach to Investment Decision-making

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    M. Khoshnevisan; Sukanto Bhattacharya; Florentin Smarandache

    2002-12-10

    In this paper we have devised an alternative methodological approach for quantifying utility in terms of expected information content of the decision-maker's choice set. We have proposed an extension to the concept of utility by incorporating extrinsic utility; which we have defined as the utility derived from the element of choice afforded to the decision-maker by the availability of an object within his or her object set. We have subsequently applied this extended utility concept to the case of investor utility derived from a structured, financial product - an custom-made investment portfolio incorporating an endogenous capital-guarantee through inclusion of cash as a risk-free asset, based on the Black-Scholes derivative-pricing formulation.

  1. Nested-grid calculations of disk-planet interaction

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    Gennaro D'Angelo; Thomas Henning; Wilhelm Kley

    2001-12-18

    We study the evolution of embedded protoplanets in a protostellar disk using very high resolution nested-grid computations. This method allows us to perform global simulations of planets orbiting in disks and, at the same time, to resolve in detail the dynamics of the flow inside the Roche lobe of the planet. The primary interest of this work lies in the analysis of the gravitational torque balance acting on the planet. For this purpose we study planets of different masses, ranging from one Earth-mass up to one Jupiter-mass, assuming typical parameters of the protostellar disk. The high resolution of the method allows a precise determination of the mass flow onto the planet and the resulting torques. The obtained migration time scales are in the range from few times 10^4 years, for intermediate mass planets, to 10^6 years, for very low and high mass planets. Typical growth time scales depend strongly on the planetary mass, ranging from a few hundred years, in the case of Earth-type planets, to several ten thousand years, in the case of Jupiter-type planets.

  2. Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds

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    Rusmevichientong, Paat

    Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds W@orie.cornell.edu September 5, 2013 Abstract We consider two variants of a pricing problem under the nested logit model. In the first variant, the set of products offered to customers is fixed and we want to determine the prices

  3. Hurricane, Habitat Degradation, and Land Loss Effects on Brown Pelican Nesting Colonies

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    Karubian, Jordan

    Hurricane, Habitat Degradation, and Land Loss Effects on Brown Pelican Nesting Colonies Scott T.J., and Leberg, P.L., 2013. Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on Brown Pelican nesting colonies of coastal avifauna are perennially threatened by hurricanes, land loss, and environmental

  4. CHEMICAL LABORATORY SAFETY AND METHODOLOGY

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    CHEMICAL LABORATORY SAFETY AND METHODOLOGY MANUAL August 2013 #12;ii Emergency Numbers UNBC Prince-Emergency Numbers UNBC Prince George Campus Chemstores 6472 Chemical Safety 6472 Radiation Safety 6472 Biological the safe use, storage, handling, waste and emergency management of chemicals on the University of Northern

  5. ARM PROCESSES AND MODELING METHODOLOGY

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    ARM PROCESSES AND MODELING METHODOLOGY Benjamin Melamed Rutgers University Faculty of Management Department of MSIS 94 Rockafeller Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854 melamed@rbs.rutgers.edu ABSTRACT ARM (Auto innovation sequences, ARM processes admit dependent innovation sequences as well, so long

  6. No Effects of Psychosocial Stress on Intertemporal Choice

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    Haushofer, Johannes

    Intertemporal choices - involving decisions which trade off instant and delayed outcomes - are often made under stress. It remains unknown, however, whether and how stress affects intertemporal choice. We subjected 142 ...

  7. Lighting Choices to Save You Money | Department of Energy

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

    Choices to Save You Money Lighting Choices to Save You Money August 31, 2015 - 7:56am Addthis An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.youtube.com, or enable JavaScript if...

  8. Probabilistic fatigue methodology and wind turbine reliability

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    Lange, C.H. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

    1996-05-01

    Wind turbines subjected to highly irregular loadings due to wind, gravity, and gyroscopic effects are especially vulnerable to fatigue damage. The objective of this study is to develop and illustrate methods for the probabilistic analysis and design of fatigue-sensitive wind turbine components. A computer program (CYCLES) that estimates fatigue reliability of structural and mechanical components has been developed. A FORM/SORM analysis is used to compute failure probabilities and importance factors of the random variables. The limit state equation includes uncertainty in environmental loading, gross structural response, and local fatigue properties. Several techniques are shown to better study fatigue loads data. Common one-parameter models, such as the Rayleigh and exponential models are shown to produce dramatically different estimates of load distributions and fatigue damage. Improved fits may be achieved with the two-parameter Weibull model. High b values require better modeling of relatively large stress ranges; this is effectively done by matching at least two moments (Weibull) and better by matching still higher moments. For this purpose, a new, four-moment {open_quotes}generalized Weibull{close_quotes} model is introduced. Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methodology for design against fatigue is proposed and demonstrated using data from two horizontal-axis wind turbines. To estimate fatigue damage, wind turbine blade loads have been represented by their first three statistical moments across a range of wind conditions. Based on the moments {mu}{sub 1}{hor_ellipsis}{mu}{sub 3}, new {open_quotes}quadratic Weibull{close_quotes} load distribution models are introduced. The fatigue reliability is found to be notably affected by the choice of load distribution model.

  9. A power algebra of games of choice Ingrid Rewitzky

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    Jipsen, Peter

    A power algebra of games of choice Ingrid Rewitzky Department of Mathematics and Applied as forming a power algebra of the power set Boolean algebra of outcomes. Allowing a set of possible starting the power algebra of games of choice. With this algebraic view of simple games of choice we invoke (a

  10. Costs influence male mate choice in a freshwater fish

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    Keogh, Scott

    Costs influence male mate choice in a freshwater fish Bob B. M. Wong* and Michael D. Jennions that female mate choice decisions depend on the direct costs of choosing (either because of search costs or male-imposed costs). Far less is known about how direct fitness costs affect male mate choice. We

  11. Development of a Methodology for Baselining the Energy Use of Large Multi-Building Central Plants 

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    Haberl, J.S.; Beasley, R.; Turner, W.D.; Claridge, D.E

    2002-01-01

    vidual buildings (DOE 1996). In 1997, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) updated the NEMVP and .renamed the document the International Performance Measurement (/lid Verification Protocol (IPMVP) (DOE '1997) to reflect the. part,icipation of other... countries in the development of consensus energy savings measurement. The' IPMVP, which was expanded and revised in 200 I, provides a flexible quasi-consensus document that leaves the choice of : savirigs measurement methodology to the contracting agency...

  12. An Empirical Study of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Choice by Commercial Fleets: Lessons in Transportation Choices, and Public Agencies' Organization

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    Crane, Soheila Soltani

    1996-01-01

    and safety are the primary NGV concern. The resale value ischoice (choices are EV, NGV, methanol, and gasoline) based

  13. First Choice Power | 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 APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to:ofEnia SpA JumpGmbHFerrisFillmoreChoice Power Jump to:

  14. Choice Electric Co | 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 APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavy Electricals Ltd BHEL JumpCMNACelt PowerWindThreeWindChofuChoice

  15. Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet

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    Sathaye, Jayant; Price, Lynn; McNeil, Michael; de la rue du Can, Stephane

    2010-05-01

    This Methodology Booklet provides a comprehensive review and methodology guiding principles for constructing energy efficiency indicators, with illustrative examples of application to individual countries. It reviews work done by international agencies and national government in constructing meaningful energy efficiency indicators that help policy makers to assess changes in energy efficiency over time. Building on past OECD experience and best practices, and the knowledge of these countries' institutions, relevant sources of information to construct an energy indicator database are identified. A framework based on levels of hierarchy of indicators -- spanning from aggregate, macro level to disaggregated end-use level metrics -- is presented to help shape the understanding of assessing energy efficiency. In each sector of activity: industry, commercial, residential, agriculture and transport, indicators are presented and recommendations to distinguish the different factors affecting energy use are highlighted. The methodology booklet addresses specifically issues that are relevant to developing indicators where activity is a major factor driving energy demand. A companion spreadsheet tool is available upon request.

  16. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27

    I conducted this study to better understand the greater roadrunner’s (Geococcyx californianus) spatial use, nest site selection, and sexual morphometrics. Data were first collected from a roadrunner population in Fisher County, Texas. I trapped...

  17. Hybrid nested sampling algorithm for Bayesian model selection applied to inverse subsurface flow problems

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    Elsheikh, Ahmed H., E-mail: aelsheikh@ices.utexas.edu [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States); Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Wheeler, Mary F. [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States)] [Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, TX (United States); Hoteit, Ibrahim [Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)] [Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-02-01

    A Hybrid Nested Sampling (HNS) algorithm is proposed for efficient Bayesian model calibration and prior model selection. The proposed algorithm combines, Nested Sampling (NS) algorithm, Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) sampling and gradient estimation using Stochastic Ensemble Method (SEM). NS is an efficient sampling algorithm that can be used for Bayesian calibration and estimating the Bayesian evidence for prior model selection. Nested sampling has the advantage of computational feasibility. Within the nested sampling algorithm, a constrained sampling step is performed. For this step, we utilize HMC to reduce the correlation between successive sampled states. HMC relies on the gradient of the logarithm of the posterior distribution, which we estimate using a stochastic ensemble method based on an ensemble of directional derivatives. SEM only requires forward model runs and the simulator is then used as a black box and no adjoint code is needed. The developed HNS algorithm is successfully applied for Bayesian calibration and prior model selection of several nonlinear subsurface flow problems.

  18. Nested potassium hydroxide etching and protective coatings for silicon-based microreactors

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    de Mas, Nuria

    We have developed a multilayer, multichannel silicon-based microreactor that uses elemental fluorine as a reagent and generates hydrogen fluoride as a byproduct. Nested potassium hydroxide etching (using silicon nitride ...

  19. Ecology of the predator assemblage affecting nest success of passerines in Sierra Nevada, California 

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    Cocimano, Maria C.

    2010-07-14

    The endangered willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) breeds in mountain meadows in the Sierra Nevada, which have been intensively modified, especially reducing meadow wetness, which favors easy access for mammalian predators to reach nesting areas...

  20. Nesting Biology of the Leafcutting Bee Megachile minutissima (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Central Saudi Arabia

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    Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Gonzalez, Victor H.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-05-01

    The leafcutting bee Megachile (Eutricharaea) minutissima Radoszkowski is a widely distributed species in the Middle East and a promising pollinator of alfalfa. We provide information on the nest architecture, foraging ...

  1. Nested Sampling for Bayesian Model Comparison in the Context of Salmonella Disease Dynamics

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    Dybowski, Richard; McKinley, Trevelyan J.; Mastroeni, Pietro; Restif, Olivier

    2013-12-20

    sciences. Here we demonstrate how nested sampling can be used for inference and model comparison in biological sciences. We present a reanalysis of data from experimental infection of mice with Salmonella enterica showing the distribution of bacteria...

  2. Supporting Nested Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward and James H. Anderson

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    Anderson, James

    Supporting Nested Locking in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems Bryan C. Ward and James H. Anderson Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract This paper presents

  3. Utilization of artificial nesting cavities by wood ducks (Aix sponsa) in central Texas 

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    Labuda, Stephen Edward

    1977-01-01

    UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NESTING CAVITIES BY WOOD DUCKS (Aix ~sonsa) IN CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by STEPHEN EDWARD LABUDA, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL NESTING CAVITIES BY WOOD DUCKS (Aix ~sonsa) IN CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by STEPHEN EDWARD LABUDA, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Chairman...

  4. Solutia: Massachusetts Chemical Manufacturer Uses SECURE Methodology...

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

    Solutia: Massachusetts Chemical Manufacturer Uses SECURE Methodology to Identify Potential Reductions in Utility and Process Energy Consumption Solutia: Massachusetts Chemical...

  5. Neighborhood design and vehicle type choice: Evidence from Northern California

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    Cao, X Y; Mokhtarian, Patricia L; Handy, S L

    2006-01-01

    type choices (e.g. , Beggs and Cardell, 1980; Berkovec andWadsworth Publishing Company. Beggs, S. D. and Cardell, S.

  6. Battery Choices for Different Plug-in HEV Configurations (Presentation)

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    Pesaran, A.

    2006-07-12

    Presents battery choices for different plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) configurations to reduce cost and to improve performance and life.

  7. Choices and Requirements of Batteries for EVs, HEVs, PHEVs (Presentation)

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    Pesaran, A. A.

    2011-04-01

    This presentation describes the choices available and requirements for batteries for electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

  8. Polyhedral Methods for Adaptive Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis

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    Toubia, Olivier

    2003-02-26

    Choice-based conjoint analysis (CBC) is used widely in marketing for product design, segmentation, and marketing strategy. We propose and test a new "polyhedral" ...

  9. DOE Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM): Stage Exit V3 | Department...

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

    Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM): Stage Exit V3 DOE Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM): Stage Exit V3 The DOE Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM) describes the standard...

  10. Simulation Enabled Safeguards Assessment Methodology

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    Robert Bean; Trond Bjornard; Thomas Larson

    2007-09-01

    It is expected that nuclear energy will be a significant component of future supplies. New facilities, operating under a strengthened international nonproliferation regime will be needed. There is good reason to believe virtual engineering applied to the facility design, as well as to the safeguards system design will reduce total project cost and improve efficiency in the design cycle. Simulation Enabled Safeguards Assessment MEthodology (SESAME) has been developed as a software package to provide this capability for nuclear reprocessing facilities. The software architecture is specifically designed for distributed computing, collaborative design efforts, and modular construction to allow step improvements in functionality. Drag and drop wireframe construction allows the user to select the desired components from a component warehouse, render the system for 3D visualization, and, linked to a set of physics libraries and/or computational codes, conduct process evaluations of the system they have designed.

  11. Methodology for flammable gas evaluations

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    Hopkins, J.D., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-06-12

    There are 177 radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Site. The waste generates flammable gases. The waste releases gas continuously, but in some tanks the waste has shown a tendency to trap these flammable gases. When enough gas is trapped in a tank`s waste matrix, it may be released in a way that renders part or all of the tank atmosphere flammable for a period of time. Tanks must be evaluated against previously defined criteria to determine whether they can present a flammable gas hazard. This document presents the methodology for evaluating tanks in two areas of concern in the tank headspace:steady-state flammable-gas concentration resulting from continuous release, and concentration resulting from an episodic gas release.

  12. Software Engineering Management: strategic choices in a new decade

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    Finkelstein, Anthony

    Software Engineering Management: strategic choices in a new decade Barbara Farbey & Anthony.farbey|a.finkelstein}@ucl.ac.uk 1. ABSTRACT This paper discusses the strategic choices faced by software engineering managers and organisational advances in software engineering and in its application. For the software engineering manager

  13. Blue Choice New EnglandSM Summary of Benefits

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    Blue Choice New EnglandSM Summary of Benefits Williams College An Association of Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans This health plan meets Minimum Creditable Coverage Standards Reform Law. #12;Your Care Your Primary Care Provider. When you enroll in Blue Choice New England, you

  14. Measuring Transactions Costs from Observed Behavior: Market Choices in Peru

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Measuring Transactions Costs from Observed Behavior: Market Choices in Peru Renos Vakis, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Alain de Janvry October 2003 Abstract Farmers incur proportional and fixed transactions costs these transactions costs. When opportunities exist to sell a crop on alternative markets, the observed choice

  15. Electric Utility Demand-Side Evaluation Methodologies 

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    Treadway, N.

    1986-01-01

    UTILITY DEMAND-SIDE EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES* Nat Treadway Public Utility Commission of Texas Austin, Texas ABSTRACT The electric. util ity industry's demand-side management programs can be analyzed ?from various points of view using a standard... cost and certification proceedings. A s~andard benefit-cost methodology analyzes demand-slde management programs from various ~oints of view. The benefit-cost methodology now ln use by several electric utilities and the * The views presented...

  16. Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations

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    Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; O'Doherty, B.; Burch, J.

    2008-04-01

    The objective of this report was to develop a validation methodology for building energy analysis simulations, collect high-quality, unambiguous empirical data for validation, and apply the validation methodology to the DOE-2.1, BLAST-2MRT, BLAST-3.0, DEROB-3, DEROB-4, and SUNCAT 2.4 computer programs. This report covers background information, literature survey, validation methodology, comparative studies, analytical verification, empirical validation, comparative evaluation of codes, and conclusions.

  17. Development of Nonlinear SSI Time Domain Methodology

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Development of Nonlinear SSI Time Domain Methodology Justin Coleman, P.E. Nuclear Science and Technology Idaho National Laboratory October 22, 2014

  18. Choice set as an indicator for choice behavior when lanes are managed with value pricing 

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    Mastako, Kimberley Allen

    2005-02-17

    -74)..............................................................................................62 Table 7.1 Chi-Square Tests of Equal Mode, Time, and Route Shares............................71 Table 7.2 Chi-Square Tests of Equal Gender Shares......................................................73 Table 7.3 Women: Chi-Square Tests of Equal Mode... choice sets are established and each commuter is assumed to choose from one of the four sets. In this study, a sample of travelers from the State Route 91 (SR-91) value-priced corridor in Orange County, California, who participated in a telephone...

  19. Waste Package Design Methodology Report

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    D.A. Brownson

    2001-09-28

    The objective of this report is to describe the analytical methods and processes used by the Waste Package Design Section to establish the integrity of the various waste package designs, the emplacement pallet, and the drip shield. The scope of this report shall be the methodology used in criticality, risk-informed, shielding, source term, structural, and thermal analyses. The basic features and appropriateness of the methods are illustrated, and the processes are defined whereby input values and assumptions flow through the application of those methods to obtain designs that ensure defense-in-depth as well as satisfy requirements on system performance. Such requirements include those imposed by federal regulation, from both the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and those imposed by the Yucca Mountain Project to meet repository performance goals. The report is to be used, in part, to describe the waste package design methods and techniques to be used for producing input to the License Application Report.

  20. 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 1 Methodology

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    Aboulhamid, El Mostapha

    library and a methodology ­ create a cycle-accurate model of software algorithms ­ hardware architecture Types 4-valued logic Bits and Bit Vectors Arbitrary Precision Integers Fixed-point types Structural Libraries Verification library TLM library, etc Methodology-Specific Libraries Master/Slave library, etc

  1. Male three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus make antibiotic nests: a novel form of parental

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    Obbard, Darren

    from pathogens, and if so is a novel form of parental protection. # 2008 The Authors Journal; pathogen; stickleback glue. INTRODUCTION Parasites and pathogens are a prevalent challenge for all to inhibit the growth of microorgan- isms in their nests (Christe et al., 2003) and some species of frog

  2. Nested Column Generation applied to the Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling Problem with

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    Lübbecke, Marco

    Nested Column Generation applied to the Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling Problem with Split, Germany March 7, 2012 Abstract The split pickup split delivery crude oil tanker routing and scheduling, because of the large expenses in crude oil shipping it is attractive to make use of optimization

  3. On the Optimality of Allen and Kennedy's Algorithm for Parallelism Extraction in Nested Loops

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    Vivien, Frédéric

    On the Optimality of Allen and Kennedy's Algorithm for Parallelism Extraction in Nested Loops Alain is that Allen and Kennedy's algorithm is optimal when dependences are approximated by dependence levels and Kennedy's algorithm, as long as dependence level is the only information available. 1 Introduction Many

  4. On the optimality of Allen and Kennedy's algorithm for parallelism extraction in nested loops

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    Vivien, Frédéric

    On the optimality of Allen and Kennedy's algorithm for parallelism extraction in nested loops Alain. The result of this paper is that Allen and Kennedy's algorithm is optimal when dependences are approximated found by Allen and Kennedy's algorithm, as long as dependence level is the only information available

  5. Born in an Alien Nest : How Do Social Parasite Male Offspring Escape from Host Aggression?

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    Rasmont, Pierre

    , distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding, or preparation of the manuscript. Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests invest most of their energy in rearing their brood by producing a nest and providing it with protection

  6. From Regular Expressions to Nested Words: Unifying Languages and Query Execution for

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    Zaniolo, Carlo

    for such extensions has led DBMS vendors and DSMS venture companies to propose Kleene-closure extensions of SQL implementation of such constructs. These extensions, however powerful, suffer from limi- tations that severely*SQL remains extremely efficient, using our powerful optimizations for pattern search over nested words

  7. Nested reactor chamber and operation for Hg-196 isotope separation process

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    Grossman, M.W.

    1991-10-08

    The present invention is directed to an apparatus for use in [sup 196]Hg separation and its method of operation. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a nested reactor chamber useful for [sup 196]Hg isotope separation reactions avoiding the photon starved condition commonly encountered in coaxial reactor systems. 6 figures.

  8. NESTED BATCH MODE LEARNING AND STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH AN APPLICATION TO SEQUENTIAL

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    Powell, Warren B.

    . optimal learning, materials science, sequential design of experiments, decision making, dynamicNESTED BATCH MODE LEARNING AND STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION WITH AN APPLICATION TO SEQUENTIAL MULTI-STAGE TESTING IN MATERIALS SCIENCE YINGFEI WANG, KRISTOFER G. REYES, KEITH A. BROWN§, CHAD A. MIRKIN

  9. NEST Scientific Report 2007-2009 Transport phenomena in self-assembled nanowires

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    Abbondandolo, Alberto

    and heat transport in nanoscale self-assembled structures ­ is being pursued by the development of hybrid charge and heat transport at the nanoscale. The first aim has started to be pursued in mid 2008 at NEST while an example of SAW-induced charge pumping can be seen in panel (b). In the studied devices both

  10. A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Two Stage Game-Based Optimization Framework in Mobile Cloud Computing System Yanzhi Wang Angeles, USA {yanzhiwa, xuelin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--The rapidly developing cloud computing to offload computation and which portion of application should be offloaded to the cloud. In this paper, we

  11. Coordination of the Smart Grid and Distributed Data Centers: A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Coordination of the Smart Grid and Distributed Data Centers: A Nested Game-Based Optimization pricing policies in the recently proposed smart grid technology can incentivize the cloud computing. On the other hand, distributed data centers also provide opportunities to help the smart grid to improve load

  12. Formation mechanism of photo-induced nested wrinkles on siloxane-photomonomer hybrid film

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    Suzuki, Kazumasa; Tokudome, Yasuaki Takahashi, Masahide

    2014-10-21

    Nested wrinkle structures, hierarchical surface wrinkles of different periodicities of sub-?m and tens-?m, have been fabricated on a siloxane-photomonomer hybrid film via a photo-induced surface polymerization of acrylamide. The formation mechanism of the nested wrinkle structures is examined based on a time-dependent structure observation and chemical composition analyses. In-situ observation of the evolving surface structure showed that sub-?m scale wrinkles first formed, subsequently the tens-?m scale ones did. In-situ FT-IR analysis indicated that the nested wrinkles formation took place along with the development of siloxane network of under layer. A cross sectional observation of the film revealed that the film was composed of three layers. FT-IR spectra of the film revealed that the surface and interior layers were polyacrylamide rich layer and siloxane-polymer rich layer, respectively. The intermediate layer formed as a diffusion layer by migration of acrylamide from interior to the surface. These three layers have different chemical compositions and therefore different mechanical characteristics, which allows the wrinkle formation. Shrinkage of siloxane-polymer interior layers, as a result of polycondensation of siloxane network, induced mechanical instabilities at interlayers, to form the nested wrinkle structures.

  13. Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA

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    Jodice, Patrick

    40 Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Seabirds in South Carolina, USA PATRICK G. R. JODICE 1 , THOMAS M. MURPHY 2 , FELICIA J. SANDERS 3 AND LISA M. FERGUSON 1 1 USGS South Carolina, Clemson, SC 29634, USA Internet: pjodice@clemson.edu 2 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 585

  14. Copeia, 2005(1), pp. 4860 Nesting and Paternal Care in the Weakly Electric Fish

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    Hopkins, Carl D.

    WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS #12;2005 by the American Society of Ichthyologists WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS We describe nesting and paternal care in two species isidori (Mormyridae; Hopkins, 1986, Bratton and Kra- mer, 1989), and Gymnarchus niloticus (Gymnar- chidae

  15. Carbon 40 (2002) 11231130 Scrolls and nested tubes in multiwall carbon nanotubes

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    Tománek, David

    2002-01-01

    , illustrates the co-existence ered in 1991 by Iijima [1] in the plasma of a carbon arc of scrolled and nested of the structure of MWCNTs processed by the atm. Later, single-walled carbon nanotubes were discov- arc in the extremely high helical fashion about the tube axis [1]. With the diameters temperatures of the arc

  16. Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS GeneticXchange, Inc

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    Wong, Limsoon

    Turning Relational DBMS into Nested Relational DBMS Jing Chen GeneticXchange, Inc chenjing previously been described [24, 23], the details of its interface to relational DBMS and other sources have never been published. In this paper, we describe the Kleisli's interface to relational DBMS

  17. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Morphogenesis in 3D -understanding the emergence of termite nest architectures

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Morphogenesis in 3D - understanding the emergence of termite are currently being investigated in an ongoing collaboration with two laboratories in Brazil laboratories in Brazil. These collaborations also explore how the nest architectures can be described

  18. Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Well-Nested Parallelism Constraints for Ellipsis Resolution Katrin Erk and Joachim Niehren Saarland University, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany erk@coli.uni-sb.de / niehren@ps.uni-sb.de Abstract The Constraint Language that model ellipsis. The sound and complete semi-decision procedure for CLLS (Erk et al., 2002) can be used

  19. GREAT BLUE HERON NESTING BIOLOGY AND HABITAT USE ON THE JAMES RIVER IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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    of feeding trips of adult birds peaked when nestlings were 29 days old. A significant amount of variance in adult feeding trips per hour was accounted for by southerly winds and the time period from 1800-1800 hours. Nest attentiveness of adult birds declined with increasing nestling age, with feeding

  20. High-temperature, high-pressure bonding of nested tubular metallic components

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    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01

    This invention is a tool for effecting high-temperature, high-compression bonding between the confronting faces of nested, tubular, metallic components. In a typical application, the tool is used to produce tubular target assemblies for irradiation in nuclear reactors or particle accelerators, the target assembly comprising a uranium foil and an aluminum-alloy substrate. The tool preferably is composed throughout of graphite. It comprises a tubular restraining member in which a mechanically expandable tubular core is mounted to form an annulus with the member. The components to be bonded are mounted in nested relation in the annulus. The expandable core is formed of individually movable, axially elongated segments whose outer faces cooperatively define a cylindrical pressing surface and whose inner faces cooperatively define two opposed, inwardly tapered, axial bores. Tapered rams extend respectively into the bores. The loaded tool is mounted in a conventional hot-press provided with evacuation means, heaters for maintaining its interior at bonding temperature, and hydraulic cylinders for maintaining a selected inwardly directed pressure on the tapered rams. With the hot-press evacuated and the loaded tool at the desired temperature, the cylinders are actuated to apply the selected pressure to the rams. The rams in turn expand the segmented core to maintain the nested components in compression against the restraining member. These conditions are maintained until the confronting faces of the nested components are joined in a continuous, uniform bond characterized by high thermal conductivity.

  1. 13www.wildlife.org The Wildlife Society Nesting Prairie-Chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    The growing wind energy industry in the Great Plains may not have as strong an impact on greater prairie range. As demand for wind power grows--slated to meet 20 percent of U.S. energy needs by 2030 and after the development of a new wind energy facility in Kansas. The researchers tracked nest site

  2. Reproductive Success of Nesting Terns and Black Skimmers on the Central Texas Coast 

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    Fern, Rachel

    2013-12-12

    Reproductive Success of Nesting Terns and Black Skimmers on the Central Texas Coast (October, 2013) Rachel R. Fern, B.S., Texas State University M.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Kim Withers Seabirds...

  3. Tradeoffs Between Parallelism and Fill in Nested Dissection Claudson F. Bornstein 1

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    Maggs, Bruce M.

    generate. In particular, we present a new ``less parallel nested dissection'' algorithm (LPND). We prove matrices, at the cost of a small reduction in the paralellism in the orders that it produces. We have also entry A ji , a multiple of the ith row of A is subtracted from the jth row of A. Hence, the entries

  4. Partial and Nested Recursive Function Definitions in Higher-Order Logic

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    Krauss, Alexander

    immediately, partial correctness properties can be proved before termination is established. It turns out not terminate on all input values. There are several known ways of expressing partiality in a logic Partial and Nested Recursive Function Definitions in Higher-Order Logic Alexander Krauss Received

  5. Nested and multi-physics modeling of tsunami evolution from generation to inundation

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    Lynett, Patrick

    Nested and multi-physics modeling of tsunami evolution from generation to inundation Sangyoung Son water equations Boussinesq equations Coupling Coherent structures Turbulence Tsunami a b s t r a c used in tsunami modeling, as well as an approach to two-way couple these models together

  6. RESEARCH ARTICLE Speed-versus-accuracy trade-offs during nest relocation

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    Suarez, Andrew V.

    (Linepithema humile) and odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile) D. R. Scholes Æ A. V. Suarez Received: 4 Birkha¨user Verlag, Basel/Switzerland 2009 Abstract Animals are often forced to accommodate dis- turbance. These results demonstrate a trade-off between speed and accuracy in nest site selection for odorous house ants

  7. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    Zanette, Liana

    , we report that frequent nest predation females had lower blood d13 C values, suggesting Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3H5, Canada M. Clinchy Department, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada 123 Oecologia DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs

  8. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    lower blood d13 C values, suggesting that the experience of nest predation caused them to eat less Isotope Hydrology and Ecology Research Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs that could potentially affect prey numbers (Creel et al

  9. Hydrocarbons on Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) Middens Guide Foragers to the Nest

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    Gordon, Deborah

    Hydrocarbons on Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) Middens Guide Foragers to the Nest Shelby J hydrocarbons are used by social insects in nestmate recognition. Here, we showed that hydrocarbons found-specific hydrocarbons, which ants use to distinguish nestmates from non-nestmates, are found on the midden pebbles

  10. Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2

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    Johnson, Eric N.

    Nested Saturation with Guaranteed Real Poles1 Eric N. Johnson2 and Suresh K. Kannan 3 School the special case of n- integrators with one input. Using this law however, the closed loop system pole of the closed loop poles on the negative real axis. 1 Introduction The problem addressed involves the global

  11. Introduction The non-linear plasma response in the nested flux surface limit

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    Hudson, Stuart

    Introduction The non-linear plasma response in the nested flux surface limit S. Lazerson1, J. Loizu2, S. Hudson1, A. Cerfon3, G. McFadden4, J. King5 , Z. Wang1, S. Hirshman5! [1] Princeton Plasma] Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York, U.S.A.! [4] National Institute of Standards

  12. Choice modeling of relook tasks for UAV search missions

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    Bertuccelli, Luca F.

    This paper addresses human decision-making in supervisory control of a team of unmanned vehicles performing search missions. Previous work has proposed the use of a two-alternative choice framework, in which operators ...

  13. The Quantitative Genetics of Mate Choice Evolution: Theory and Empiricism 

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    Ratterman, Nicholas 1981-

    2012-11-15

    emerged. From a theoretical standpoint, the nature of the genetic covariance built up by the process of mate choice has received considerable attention, though the models still make biologically unrealistic assumptions. Empirically, the difficulty...

  14. Attitudes towards mode choice in Switzerland Bilge Atasoy

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    Attitudes towards mode choice in Switzerland Bilge Atasoy Aur´elie Glerum Michel Bierlaire 31st, Switzerland, {bilge.kucuk, aurelie.glerum, michel.bierlaire}@epfl.ch 1 #12;1 Introduction Transport mode

  15. A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Choice with Limited Data

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    Farias, Vivek F.

    Choice models today are ubiquitous across a range of applications in operations and marketing. Real-world implementations of many of these models face the formidable stumbling block of simply identifying the “right” model ...

  16. A Data-Driven Approach to Modeling Choice

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    Farias, Vivek F.

    2009-01-01

    We visit the following fundamental problem: For a 'generic' model of consumer choice (namely, distributions over preference lists) and a limited amount of data on how consumers actually make decisions (such as marginal ...

  17. Factors Affecting Cotton Producers' Choice of Marketing Outlet 

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    Pace, Jason 1979-

    2012-08-16

    In recent years, changes in government policies, supply and demand fundamentals and price patterns in the cotton market have led to several shifts in how producers market their cotton. This thesis examined producer cash marketing choices, including...

  18. Frequently Asked Questions: Lighting Choices to Save You Money...

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    be available to save you money. Q: When will the new bulbs be phased in? A: Newer energy-saving lightbulb choices that save about 25% to 75% in energy costs are on the market...

  19. Lighting Choices to Save You Money Banner | Department of Energy

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    to Save You Money Banner Lighting Choices to Save You Money Banner All of these lightbulbs-CFLs, LEDs, and energy-saving incandescents-meet the new energy standards that take...

  20. Leading by Example: Argonne Senior Management Makes "Green" Vehicle Choices

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    Peters, Mark; Kearns, Paul;

    2013-04-19

    Argonne's senior management shows leadership in the sustainability arena with their own personal choices in "green" vehicles. They don't just talk the talk ? they walk the walk.

  1. Leading by Example: Argonne Senior Management Makes "Green" Vehicle Choices

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    Peters, Mark; Kearns, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Argonne's senior management shows leadership in the sustainability arena with their own personal choices in "green" vehicles. They don't just talk the talk — they walk the walk.

  2. Considering representational choices of fourth graders when solving division problems 

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    Gilbert, Mary Chiles

    2007-09-17

    CONSIDERING REPRESENTATIONAL CHOICES OF FOURTH GRADERS WHEN SOLVING DIVISION PROBLEMS A Thesis by MARY CHILES GILBERT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2006 Major Subject: Curriculum & Instruction CONSIDERING REPRESENTATIONAL CHOICES OF FOURTH GRADERS WHEN SOLVING DIVISION PROBLEMS A Thesis by MARY CHILES GILBERT Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

  3. Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), and its associated fauna

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    Paxton, Robert

    -1 Devasting effects of river flooding to the ground-nesting bee, Andrena vaga (Hymenoptera, (Andrenidae), a typical insect species of river flood plains, which forms sizeable nesting aggregations along 1999, a record flood of the River Rhine led to extreme water levels at the high water dams of the Upper

  4. A Pipelined Execution of Tiled Nested Loops onto a Cluster of PCs using PCI-SCI NICs

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    Koziris, Nectarios G.

    A Pipelined Execution of Tiled Nested Loops onto a Cluster of PCs using PCI-SCI NICs Aristidis of executing tiled nested loop based programs onto clus- ters of PCs using PCI-SCI Network Interface Cards zero-copy mes- saging through pinned-down physical memory regions for DMA (PCI exported segments to SCI

  5. Landscape Featur es and Characteristics of Gr eat Gray Owl ( Strix nebulosa) Nests in Fragmented Landscapes of Central Alberta

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    Landscapes of Central Alberta D.P. Stepnisky1 Abstract.--For est fragmentation thr ough timber harvesting Owls (Strix nebulosa) in the for est fragments of central Alberta. I examined landscape and nest site of Alberta (Oeming 1955); how- ever, the landscape featur es of the nesting ar ea are not well described

  6. AVIAN NEST DENSITIES AND SUCCESS IN INTRODUCED COOL-SEASON GRASS-LEGUME PLANTINGS VERSUS WARM-SEASON NATIVE GRASS

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    of prairie and idle grassland. Studies indicate that warm-season native grass plantings (WSN) generally provide good winter cover. Recently a trend favoring WSN has emerged, but limited information exists on nesting density and success of cool-season grass-legume plantings (dense nesting cover [DNC]) versus WSN

  7. Treehouse to Share eople usually think of bird nests built in the crooks of tree branches. But

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    the nest in search of food with less concern for their nestlings. To gain these advantages, birds that can Martin, Researcher Many forest birds need and share tree cavities in forest habitat. Let's preserve it nest web, like a food web, displays the dependency among species. The web illustrated shows the links

  8. Geologic selection methodology for transportation corridor routing 

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    Shultz, Karin Wilson

    2002-01-01

    A lack of planning techniques and processes on long, linear, cut and cover-tunneling route transportation systems has resulted because of the advancement of transportation systems into underground corridors. The proposed methodology is tested...

  9. Limitations with Activity Recognition Methodology & Data Sets

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    Weiss, Gary

    raw AR sensor data, but the methodology used to build and evaluate AR systems. In this paper we focus, not just in metadata associated with the data sets. A key concern of this paper is not just the underlying

  10. Customer-Specific Taste Parameters and Mixed Logit: Households' Choice of Electricity Supplier

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    Revelt, David; Train, Kenneth

    2000-01-01

    M a y 2000 Keywords: energy suppliers, mixed logit, tastecustomers' choice among energy suppliers in conjoint-typecustomers' choice o f energy supplier and estimate the value

  11. Motivation Methodology Conclusions A Fault Tolerance Bisimulation Proof for

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    Francalanza, Adrian

    Motivation Methodology Conclusions A Fault Tolerance Bisimulation Proof for Consensus Adrian of Somewhere and Elsewhere A Fault Tolerance Bisimulation Proof for Consensus #12;Motivation Methodology Conclusions Outline 1 Motivation 2 Methodology 3 Conclusions Adrian Francalanza, Matthew Hennessy Universities

  12. Nesting Ecology and Interactions between Local and International Priorities for Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) Conservation on the Pacific Coast of Central America 

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    Liles, Michael Joseph

    2015-08-10

    is to better understand the nesting ecology and interactions between local and international priorities for hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) conservation in El Salvador and Nicaragua, where >90% of eastern Pacific hawksbill nesting occurs...

  13. Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate...

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

    of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate soot reactivity Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate soot reactivity Discussed...

  14. New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression...

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

    New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition Engines New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition Engines Presentation given at...

  15. Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value...

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    Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of Co-Firing Biomass in Pulverized Coal Plants Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of Co-Firing...

  16. Methodology for Estimating Reductions of GHG Emissions from Mosaic...

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    Methodology for Estimating Reductions of GHG Emissions from Mosaic Deforestation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Methodology for Estimating Reductions of...

  17. Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress...

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

    to Congress, published in August 2006, focuses on the methodologies used by the DOE Hydrogen Program for goal-setting. Hydrogen Program Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to...

  18. Application of Random Vibration Theory Methodology for Seismic...

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

    Random Vibration Theory Methodology for Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis Application of Random Vibration Theory Methodology for Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction...

  19. Barr Engineering Statement of Methodology Rosemount Wind Turbine...

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    Barr Engineering Statement of Methodology Rosemount Wind Turbine Simulations by Truescape Visual Reality, DOEEA-1791 (May 2010) Barr Engineering Statement of Methodology Rosemount...

  20. Methodology for Carbon Accounting of Grouped Mosaic and Landscape...

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    Mosaic and Landscape-scale REDD Projects Screenshot References: Methodology for Carbon Accounting of Grouped Mosaic and Landscape-scale REDD Projects1 "This methodology sets...

  1. Validation of Hydrogen Exchange Methodology on Molecular Sieves...

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    Validation of Hydrogen Exchange Methodology on Molecular Sieves for Tritium Removal from Contaminated Water Validation of Hydrogen Exchange Methodology on Molecular Sieves for...

  2. A New Project Execution Methodology; Integrating Project Management Principles with Quality Project Execution Methodologies

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    Schriner, Jesse J.

    2008-07-25

    Approach ........................................................................................3 The ITIL Approach ..................................................................................................5 Quality Project Methodologies Summary.... 2006. Six Sigma for IT Management. Van Haren Publishing. The main purpose of this book is to both introduce Six Sigma and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and then integrate the two methodologies for application...

  3. Systematic Comparison of Operating Reserve Methodologies: Preprint

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    Ibanez, E.; Krad, I.; Ela, E.

    2014-04-01

    Operating reserve requirements are a key component of modern power systems, and they contribute to maintaining reliable operations with minimum economic impact. No universal method exists for determining reserve requirements, thus there is a need for a thorough study and performance comparison of the different existing methodologies. Increasing penetrations of variable generation (VG) on electric power systems are posed to increase system uncertainty and variability, thus the need for additional reserve also increases. This paper presents background information on operating reserve and its relationship to VG. A consistent comparison of three methodologies to calculate regulating and flexibility reserve in systems with VG is performed.

  4. Spatial Ecology of and Public Attitudes toward Monk Parakeets Nesting on Electric Utility Structures in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, Texas 

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    Reed, Janet Elaine

    2014-07-29

    with variables predicting participants’ beliefs and concerns (responses) for managing monk parakeets nesting and making too much noise near participants’ homes (Component 1a), Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, USA, September 2012–February 2013.... .............. 225 Table 5.14. Full model with variables predicting participants’ beliefs and concerns (responses) for managing monk parakeets nesting and making too much noise near participants’ homes (Component 2a), Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, USA...

  5. MICROSIMULATION OF RESIDENTIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSEHOLD LOCATION CHOICES

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    maximization and bid-rent theory, this paper investigates single-family residential location choices of new distribution). On the demand side, individual households (characterized by size, income, and presence and land owners maximize profits and/or rents. The simulation analysis offers insights into key features

  6. Emotion Regulation Choice: A Conceptual Framework and Supporting Evidence

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    Gross, James J.

    Emotion Regulation Choice: A Conceptual Framework and Supporting Evidence Gal Sheppes Tel Aviv that remains virtually unexplored is that of emotion regulation. This is surprising given that healthy adaptation requires flexibly choosing between regulation strategies in a manner that is responsive

  7. MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory The Choices We Make

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    Durand, Frédo

    MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory The Choices We Make Frédo Durand MIT CSAIL #12;MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Introduction · My background ­ Math Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Introduction · I don't build tools, I am an academic

  8. Financial Flexibility, Risk Management, and Payout Choice* Alice Adams Bonaim

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    Financial Flexibility, Risk Management, and Payout Choice* Alice Adams Bonaimé University.hankins@uky.edu Jarrad Harford University of Washington Email: jarrad@uw.edu August 2011 Abstract: Risk management of hedging and for other determinants of payout policy and risk management, including institutional ownership

  9. ENHANCING DISCRETE CHOICE DEMAND MODELING FOR DECISION-BASED DESIGN

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    Chen, Wei

    the Decision-Based Design framework. Even though demand modeling techniques exist in market research, little design, in particular that facilitates engineering decision-making. In market research, two major demand1 ENHANCING DISCRETE CHOICE DEMAND MODELING FOR DECISION-BASED DESIGN In Press of ASME Journal

  10. State Regulators Promote Consumer Choice in Retail Gas Markets

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    1996-01-01

    Restructuring of interstate pipeline companies has created new choices and challenges for local distribution companies (LDCs), their regulators, and their customers. The process of separating interstate pipeline gas sales from transportation service has been completed and has resulted in greater gas procurement options for LDCs.

  11. Master of Arts in Psychology PSYCHOLOGY CONCENTRATION CHOICE & RESEARCH INTERESTS

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    Master of Arts in Psychology PSYCHOLOGY CONCENTRATION CHOICE & RESEARCH INTERESTS Directions. Please indicate the concentration to which you are applying: General Psychology (GEN) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Substance Abuse Treatment Psychology (SATP) 2. Using a scale of 1 to 5 (where 1

  12. A Statistical Model for Near-Synonym Choice DIANA INKPEN

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    Inkpen, Diana

    experiments in using supervised learning for this task. We present an application to an intelligent thesaurus, intelligent thesaurus ACM Reference Format: Inkpen, D. 2007. A statistical model for near-synonym choice. ACM applications. The first one is an intelligent thesaurus. A writer can access a thesaurus to retrieve words

  13. The ``Alternative'' Choice of Constitutive Exons throughout Evolution

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    Pupko, Tal

    The ``Alternative'' Choice of Constitutive Exons throughout Evolution Galit Lev-Maor1[ , Amir Goren of Neurobiochemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel Alternative cassette exons are known to originate from two by which constitutively spliced exons become alternative cassette exons during evolution. We compiled

  14. Applications of formal model choice to archaeological chronology building

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    Sahu, Sujit K

    Applications of formal model choice to archaeological chronology building Sujit K. Sahu, Faculty important than in the analysis and interpretation of chronological data, especially when information from several sources must be drawn together. Di#11;erent statistical models may, however, provide widely di#11

  15. The role of domestic energy choices in building social resilience

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    Painter, Kevin

    The role of domestic energy choices in building social resilience: Joined-up Scotland working in Buildings #12;Integrating a) thermal mass and b) renewable energy into modelling - New Joint PhDs Kevin Bowe · Fees · Energy for manufacture · Transport of products 2. Unstable markets 3. Smaller markets pond

  16. Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications

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    Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

    2008-09-08

    With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

  17. Methodology Water Harvesting Measurements with Biomimetic

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Methodology Water Harvesting Measurements with Biomimetic Surfaces Zi Jun Wang and Prof. Anne parameters that affect the water harvesting efficiencies of different surfaces · Optimize the experimental Objectives Water is one of the most essential natural resources. The easy accessibility of water

  18. Response Surface Methodology Its application to automotive

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    Awtar, Shorya

    . Introduction & Basis of RSM 1. History of RSM 2. What's RSM 3. Why is RSM 4. Least square method 5. Design Of Experiment (DOE) II. Its application to automotive suspension designs 1. Size optimization for beam stiffens and Basis of Response surface Methodology (RSM) #12;Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc 4 History of RSM 1951 Box

  19. Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation

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    Valasek, John

    Methodology for Prototyping Increased Levels of Automation for Spacecraft Rendezvous Functions of automation than previous NASA vehicles, due to program requirements for automation, including Automated Ren authority between humans and computers (i.e. automation) as a prime driver for cost, safety, and mission

  20. New Methodology for Natural Gas Production Estimates

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2010-01-01

    A new methodology is implemented with the monthly natural gas production estimates from the EIA-914 survey this month. The estimates, to be released April 29, 2010, include revisions for all of 2009. The fundamental changes in the new process include the timeliness of the historical data used for estimation and the frequency of sample updates, both of which are improved.

  1. Microbiomic Signatures of Psoriasis: Feasibility and Methodology

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    Statnikov, Alexander

    Microbiomic Signatures of Psoriasis: Feasibility and Methodology Comparison Alexander Statnikov1 York. Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the skin. We sought to use bacterial of psoriasis result in significant accuracy ranging from 0.75 to 0.89 AUC, depending on the classification task

  2. GROUNDWATER ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY C. P. Kumar

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    Kumar, C.P.

    1 GROUNDWATER ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY C. P. Kumar Scientist `F', National Institute of Hydrology is groundwater resources. Due to uneven distribution of rainfall both in time and space, the surface water on development of groundwater resources. The simultaneous development of groundwater, specially through dug wells

  3. Methodological Review Data integration and genomic medicine

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    Petropoulos, Michalis

    Methodological Review Data integration and genomic medicine Brenton Louie a,*, Peter Mork b 2006 Abstract Genomic medicine aims to revolutionize health care by applying our growing understanding the opportunities of genomic medicine as well as identify the informatics challenges in this domain. We also review

  4. Comparing non-nested models in the search for new physics

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    Sara Algeri; Jan Conrad; David A. van Dyk

    2015-09-03

    Searches for unknown physics and deciding between competing physical models to explain data rely on statistical hypotheses testing. A common approach, used for example in the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, is based on the statistical Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) and its asymptotic properties. In the common situation, when neither of the two models under comparison is a special case of the other i.e., when the hypotheses are non-nested, this test is not applicable, and so far no efficient solution exists. In physics, this problem occurs when two models that reside in different parameter spaces are to be compared. An important example is the recently reported excess emission in astrophysical $\\gamma$-rays and the question whether its origin is known astrophysics or dark matter. We develop and study a new, generally applicable, frequentist method and validate its statistical properties using a suite of simulations studies. We exemplify it on realistic simulated data of the Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray satellite, where non-nested hypotheses testing appears in the search for particle dark matter.

  5. Investigating surety methodologies for cognitive systems.

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    Caudell, Thomas P. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Peercy, David Eugene; Mills, Kristy; Caldera, Eva

    2006-11-01

    Advances in cognitive science provide a foundation for new tools that promise to advance human capabilities with significant positive impacts. As with any new technology breakthrough, associated technical and non-technical risks are involved. Sandia has mitigated both technical and non-technical risks by applying advanced surety methodologies in such areas as nuclear weapons, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear materials transport, and energy systems. In order to apply surety to the development of cognitive systems, we must understand the concepts and principles that characterize the certainty of a system's operation as well as the risk areas of cognitive sciences. This SAND report documents a preliminary spectrum of risks involved with cognitive sciences, and identifies some surety methodologies that can be applied to potentially mitigate such risks. Some potential areas for further study are recommended. In particular, a recommendation is made to develop a cognitive systems epistemology framework for more detailed study of these risk areas and applications of surety methods and techniques.

  6. Interactions among bioenergy feedstock choices, landscape dynamics, and land use

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    Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Wright, Lynn L [ORNL; Perlack, Robert D [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Graham, Robin Lambert [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    Landscape implications of bioenergy feedstock choices are significant and depend on land-use practices and their environmental impacts. Although land-use changes and carbon emissions associated with bioenergy feedstock production are dynamic and complicated, lignocellulosic feedstocks may offer opportunities that enhance sustainability when compared to other transportation fuel alternatives. For bioenergy sustainability, major drivers and concerns revolve around energy security, food production, land productivity, soil carbon and erosion, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, air quality, and water quantity and quality. The many implications of bioenergy feedstock choices require several indicators at multiple scales to provide a more complete accounting of effects. Ultimately, the long-term sustainability of bioenergy feedstock resources (as well as food supplies) throughout the world depends on land-use practices and landscape dynamics. Land-management decisions often invoke trade-offs among potential environmental effects and social and economic factors as well as future opportunities for resource use. The hypothesis being addressed in this paper is that sustainability of bioenergy feedstock production can be achieved via appropriately designed crop residue and perennial lignocellulosic systems. We find that decision makers need scientific advancements and adequate data that both provide quantitative and qualitative measures of the effects of bioenergy feedstock choices at different spatial and temporal scales and allow fair comparisons among available options for renewable liquid fuels.

  7. eGallon Methodology | 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 Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsofProgram:Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 RacetrackseGallon Methodology

  8. Cars and the City: An Investigation of Transportation and Residential Location Choices in New York City

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    Salon, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    home) Income REST OF NEW YORK CITY Population Density (home)Use For Commuting in New York City with Endogenous Choice ofResidential Location Choice in New York City: A Study of the

  9. Effects of Grassland Restoration on Avian Assemblage Characteristics and Dickcissel Nesting Success in Texas 

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    Lituma, Christopher M.

    2010-07-14

    Naturalist 110: 1?13. Stake, M. M., F. R. Thompson, J. Faaborg, and D. E. Burhans. 2005. Patterns of snake predation at songbird nests in Missouri and Texas. Journal of Herpetology 39: 215?222. Van Horne, B. 1983. Density as a misleading indicator...?2008. C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s C ou n t y S i z e ( h a) D I C K A b u n d . E ve n n e s s W a s h i n g t on 34 0 0. 81 W a s h i n g t on 29 0. 43 0. 69 N a v a r r o 34 0. 13 0. 82 C ol or a do 29 0. 3 0. 8 N a...

  10. Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: a Study of UK Energy Markets

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    Giulietti, Monica; Waddams Price, Catherine; Waterson, Michael

    2003-01-01

    choice among retail energy suppliers: the willingness-to-payimposed for changing energy suppliers, there is a time cost

  11. Methodology for Fine Art formulation applied to investment casting moulds 

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    Ibrahim, Ahmad Rashdi Yan

    This research concerns the development of a methodology for formulation in Fine Art, Design and Craft practice. The methodology is applied to the choosing of formulations for bronze and glass investments casting moulds ...

  12. Proceedings on the Workshop on METHODOLOGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL

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    Use and Integrated Statistics Division, Energy Information division (EIA), US Department of Energy1 Proceedings on the Workshop on METHODOLOGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS OF INDUSTRIAL ENERGY;Proceedings on the Workshop on METHODOLOGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS OF INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  13. Waste Package Component Design Methodology Report

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    D.C. Mecham

    2004-07-12

    This Executive Summary provides an overview of the methodology being used by the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) to design waste packages and ancillary components. This summary information is intended for readers with general interest, but also provides technical readers a general framework surrounding a variety of technical details provided in the main body of the report. The purpose of this report is to document and ensure appropriate design methods are used in the design of waste packages and ancillary components (the drip shields and emplacement pallets). The methodology includes identification of necessary design inputs, justification of design assumptions, and use of appropriate analysis methods, and computational tools. This design work is subject to ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description''. The document is primarily intended for internal use and technical guidance for a variety of design activities. It is recognized that a wide audience including project management, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and others are interested to various levels of detail in the design methods and therefore covers a wide range of topics at varying levels of detail. Due to the preliminary nature of the design, readers can expect to encounter varied levels of detail in the body of the report. It is expected that technical information used as input to design documents will be verified and taken from the latest versions of reference sources given herein. This revision of the methodology report has evolved with changes in the waste package, drip shield, and emplacement pallet designs over many years and may be further revised as the design is finalized. Different components and analyses are at different stages of development. Some parts of the report are detailed, while other less detailed parts are likely to undergo further refinement. The design methodology is intended to provide designs that satisfy the safety and operational requirements of the YMP. Four waste package configurations have been selected to illustrate the application of the methodology during the licensing process. These four configurations are the 21-pressurized water reactor absorber plate waste package (21-PWRAP), the 44-boiling water reactor waste package (44-BWR), the 5 defense high-level radioactive waste (HLW) DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF) codisposal short waste package (5-DHLWDOE SNF Short), and the naval canistered SNF long waste package (Naval SNF Long). Design work for the other six waste packages will be completed at a later date using the same design methodology. These include the 24-boiling water reactor waste package (24-BWR), the 21-pressurized water reactor control rod waste package (21-PWRCR), the 12-pressurized water reactor waste package (12-PWR), the 5 defense HLW DOE SNF codisposal long waste package (5-DHLWDOE SNF Long), the 2 defense HLW DOE SNF codisposal waste package (2-MC012-DHLW), and the naval canistered SNF short waste package (Naval SNF Short). This report is only part of the complete design description. Other reports related to the design include the design reports, the waste package system description documents, manufacturing specifications, and numerous documents for the many detailed calculations. The relationships between this report and other design documents are shown in Figure 1.

  14. ISHED1: Applying the LEM Methodology to Heat Exchanger Design

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    ISHED1: Applying the LEM Methodology to Heat Exchanger Design Kenneth A. Kaufman Ryszard S. Michalski MLI 00-2 #12;2 ISHED1: APPLYING THE LEM METHODOLOGY TO HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN Kenneth A. Kaufman-2 January 2000 #12;ISHED1: APPLYING THE LEM METHODOLOGY TO HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN Abstract Evolutionary

  15. Methodology for Monthly Crude Oil Production Estimates

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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 Administration wouldMass map shines light on dark matterEnergy Innovation PortalPrinceton---Methodology|

  16. Update of Part 61 Impacts Analysis Methodology. Methodology report. Volume 1

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    Oztunali, O.I.; Roles, G.W.

    1986-01-01

    Under contract to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Envirosphere Company has expanded and updated the impacts analysis methodology used during the development of the 10 CFR Part 61 rule to allow improved consideration of the costs and impacts of treatment and disposal of low-level waste that is close to or exceeds Class C concentrations. The modifications described in this report principally include: (1) an update of the low-level radioactive waste source term, (2) consideration of additional alternative disposal technologies, (3) expansion of the methodology used to calculate disposal costs, (4) consideration of an additional exposure pathway involving direct human contact with disposed waste due to a hypothetical drilling scenario, and (5) use of updated health physics analysis procedures (ICRP-30). Volume 1 of this report describes the calculational algorithms of the updated analysis methodology.

  17. Choice of materials for the construction of the TRT

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    Romaniouk, A

    1998-01-01

    This paper is mainly based on a compilation of existing experimental data and on the experience gained by the TRT collaboration over more than 8 years, concerning ageing phenomena in proportional gas chambers and radiation hardness of materials commonly used for the construction of gaseous detectors. Aspects of the impact of the choice of construction materials on the TRT straw behaviour in an environment with high radiation levels are discussed. Explicit recommendations concerning the design of the detector mechanics and of the active gas system are given wherever possible at the end of each Section.

  18. Human choice and climate change. Four volume set

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    Rayner, S.; Malone, E.L.

    1997-12-31

    The four-volume set assesses social science research relevant to global climate change from a wide-ranging interdisciplinary perspective. Taking human choice within social institutions as the starting point, noted researchers examine climate change issues in the context of societal issues such as population and consumption; cultural, institutional, and economic arrangements for human well-being; and the social processes by which decisions are made from local to global levels. This four-volume assessment is intended to complement the work of the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  19. Retail Choice Experiments: Comparing Early-AdopterExperience

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    Golove, William

    2003-03-01

    This paper reviews the experience with retail choice of non-residential electricity customers during the period from early 1998 through the first few months of 2000. Key findings include: (1) customers in California received a significantly smaller discount from utility tariffs than customers in other competitive markets; (2) this sample of large commercial/industrial customers believed they were benefiting significantly more from commodity savings from contracts with retail electricity service providers (RESP) than from value-added services; and,(3) market rules appear to be critical to customer experiences with retail competition, yet the relationship between market rules and market development is inadequately understood.

  20. METHODOLOGY FOR PASSIVE ANALYSIS OF A UNIVERSITY INTERNET LINK / TALK 13 Methodology for Passive Analysis of a University

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    California at San Diego, University of

    METHODOLOGY FOR PASSIVE ANALYSIS OF A UNIVERSITY INTERNET LINK / TALK 13 Methodology for Passive # Abstract--- Passive monitoring of Internet links can e#­ ciently provide valuable data on a wide variety and research questions using our passive measurement methodology. Keywords--- Network Performance Monitoring

  1. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS CASE METHODOLOGY GUIDE & WORKBOOK

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    Thomas, Ken; Lawrie, Sean; Hart, Adam; Vlahoplus, Chris

    2014-09-01

    Performance advantages of the new digital technologies are widely acknowledged, but it has proven difficult for utilities to derive business cases for justifying investment in these new capabilities. Lack of a business case is often cited by utilities as a barrier to pursuing wide-scale application of digital technologies to nuclear plant work activities. The decision to move forward with funding usually hinges on demonstrating actual cost reductions that can be credited to budgets and thereby truly reduce O&M or capital costs. Technology enhancements, while enhancing work methods and making work more efficient, often fail to eliminate workload such that it changes overall staffing and material cost requirements. It is critical to demonstrate cost reductions or impacts on non-cost performance objectives in order for the business case to justify investment by nuclear operators. This Business Case Methodology approaches building a business case for a particular technology or suite of technologies by detailing how they impact an operator in one or more of the three following areas: Labor Costs, Non-Labor Costs, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Key to those impacts will be identifying where the savings are “harvestable,” meaning they result in an actual reduction in headcount and/or cost. The report consists of a Digital Technology Business Case Methodology Guide and an accompanying spreadsheet workbook that will enable the user to develop a business case.

  2. Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS IN

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    Wilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS in southwestern Minnesota to determine the relative influence of wind turbines on overall densities of upland transects that were placed along wind turbine strings within three CRP fields and in three CRP fields

  3. Permafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system Jeffrey M. McKenzie & Clifford I. Voss

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    McKenzie, Jeffrey M.

    Groundwater flow in cold regions containing permafrost accelerates climate-warming-driven thaw and changesPermafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system Jeffrey M. McKenzie & Clifford I. Voss Abstract controls the groundwater/surface-water-geomorphology system; hence, prediction and mitigation of impacts

  4. Parental responses of hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) to intrusion by red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) into simulated nests 

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    Ferris, Kathleen Patricia

    1994-01-01

    modon hispidus were observed in simulated nests at 24, 72, and 120 hours of offspring age in the presence (5 different litters observed at each age, n = 15) and absence (6 unique litters observed at each age, n = 6) of fire ants (Solenopsis Lnvicta...

  5. A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid with Residential Users and PEVs

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    Pedram, Massoud

    A Nested Game-Based Optimization Framework for Electricity Retailers in the Smart Grid California Los Angeles, CA USA {yli760, yanzhiwa, shahin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract--In the smart grid, real to the smart grid with distributed control mechanism in order to reduce the amount of communication overhead

  6. Improving Food Acess in South and West Berkeley: An Evaluation of the Farm Fresh Choice Farmers Market Program

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    Messerschmidt, Matthew T

    2006-01-01

    of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.Cancer Research. (1997). Food, Nutrition and the Preventionin Relation to Healthy Food Choice. Journal of Consulting

  7. Comparing non-nested models in the search for new physics

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    Algeri, Sara; van Dyk, David A

    2015-01-01

    Searches for unknown physics and deciding between competing physical models to explain data rely on statistical hypotheses testing. A common approach, used for example in the discovery of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, is based on the statistical Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) and its asymptotic properties. In the common situation, when neither of the two models under comparison is a special case of the other i.e., when the hypotheses are non-nested, this test is not applicable, and so far no efficient solution exists. In physics, this problem occurs when two models that reside in different parameter spaces are to be compared. An important example is the recently reported excess emission in astrophysical $\\gamma$-rays and the question whether its origin is known astrophysics or dark matter. We develop and study a new, generally applicable, frequentist method and validate its statistical properties using a suite of simulations studies. We exemplify it on realistic simulated data of the Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray sate...

  8. A nested sequence of projectors (2): Multiparameter multistate statistical models, Hamiltonians, S-matrices

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    B. Abdesselam; A. Chakrabarti

    2006-01-28

    Our starting point is a class of braid matrices, presented in a previous paper, constructed on a basis of a nested sequence of projectors. Statistical models associated to such $N^2\\times N^2$ matrices for odd $N$ are studied here. Presence of $\\frac 12(N+3)(N-1)$ free parameters is the crucial feature of our models, setting them apart from other well-known ones. There are $N$ possible states at each site. The trace of the transfer matrix is shown to depend on $\\frac 12(N-1)$ parameters. For order $r$, $N$ eigenvalues consitute the trace and the remaining $(N^r-N)$ eigenvalues involving the full range of parameters come in zero-sum multiplets formed by the $r$-th roots of unity, or lower dimensional multiplets corresponding to factors of the order $r$ when $r$ is not a prime number. The modulus of any eigenvalue is of the form $e^{\\mu\\theta}$, where $\\mu$ is a linear combination of the free parameters, $\\theta$ being the spectral parameter. For $r$ a prime number an amusing relation of the number of multiplets with a theorem of Fermat is pointed out. Chain Hamiltonians and potentials corresponding to factorizable $S$-matrices are constructed starting from our braid matrices. Perspectives are discussed.

  9. Stigmergy in Comparative Settlement Choice and Palaeoenvironment Simulation

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    Ch'ng, Eugene; Hakvoort, Gido

    2015-01-01

    Decisions on settlement location in the face of climate change and coastal inundation may have resulted in success, survival or even catastrophic failure for early settlers in many parts of the world. In this study we investigate various questions related to how individuals respond to a palaeoenvironmental simulation, on an interactive tabletop device where participants have the opportunity to build a settlement on a coastal landscape, balancing safety and access to resources, including sea and terrestrial foodstuffs, whilst taking into consideration the threat of rising sea levels. The results of the study were analysed to consider whether decisions on settlement were predicated to be near to locations where previous structures were located, stigmergically, and whether later settler choice would fare better, and score higher, as time progressed. The proximity of settlements was investigated and the reasons for clustering were considered. The interactive simulation was exhibited to thousands of visitors at th...

  10. Fairness hypothesis and managing the risks of societal technology choices

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    Cantor, R.; Rayner, S.

    1986-08-01

    Much of the literature on risk perception and management has asked how society should resolve the question, ''How safe is safe enough'' There has been political and technical disagreement over the types of answers that may be given, as well as over the social values attached to perceived probabilities and magnitudes of various outcomes. Despite controversy, there seems to have been a large measure of consensus that, ''How safe is safe enough'' is the right question to ask. This paper sets out to question that assumption. Various ingenious techniques of risk analysis have sought to discover the real risks inherent in various activities, but from a sociocultural viewpoint it can be seen that no single answer can be given to the problem of adequate safety in a complex society which contains a wide variety of perceptual biases about danger, expectations of the good life, and levels of demand for safety. The paper argues that, from a societal risk-management perspective, we should be addressing a different range of questions that views societal risk as a whole rather than as the sum of individual hazards. Resolving the question, ''How safe is safe enough'' is less important in making societal technology choices than ''How fair is safe enough.'' A recent empirical pilot study is reported which explored the fairness hypotheses in the context of nuclear power. The results indicate that the process of technology choice should recognize explicitly the preferred principles different parties hold with respect to obtaining consent from those affected by the risks, distributing the liabilities, and justifying trust in the relevant institutions. The paper closes with a discussion of future prospects for the fairness approach in areas such as noxious facility siting.

  11. LOW-POWER METHODOLOGY FOR FAULT TOLERANT NANOSCALE MEMORY DESIGN

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    Kim, Seokjoong

    2012-01-01

    Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low-Methodologies for Low-Power Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scaling for SEU-Tolerance in Low-Power Memories 7.1 Soft-

  12. Quality Guidline for Cost Estimation Methodology for NETL Assessments...

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    and Benefits 2 Power Plant Cost Estimation Methodology Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies April 2011 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work...

  13. Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators in Brazil: A Methodology...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators in Brazil: A Methodology for Impact Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Efficiency Standards...

  14. National Academies Criticality Methodology and Assessment Video (Text Version)

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    This is a text version of the "National Academies Criticality Methodology and Assessment" video presented at the Critical Materials Workshop, held on April 3, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

  15. Security Risk Assessment Methodologies (RAM) for Critical Infrastructu...

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    Building Energy Efficiency Find More Like This Return to Search Security Risk Assessment Methodologies (RAM) for Critical Infrastructures Sandia National Laboratories...

  16. Egs Exploration Methodology Project Using the Dixie Valley Geothermal...

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    Egs Exploration Methodology Project Using the Dixie Valley Geothermal System, Nevada, Status Update Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference...

  17. Survey of Transmission Cost Allocation Methodologies for Regional Transmission Organizations

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    Fink, S.; Porter, K.; Mudd, C.; Rogers, J.

    2011-02-01

    The report presents transmission cost allocation methodologies for reliability transmission projects, generation interconnection, and economic transmission projects for all Regional Transmission Organizations.

  18. After a Disaster: Lessons in Survey Methodology from Hurricane Katrina

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    Swanson, David A; Henderson, Tammy; Sirois, Maria; Chen, Angela; Airriess, Christopher; Banks, David

    2009-01-01

    of Labor. (2005). Effects of Hurricane Katrina on local areaSurvey Methodology from Hurricane Katrina Tammy L. Hendersonto study the impact of Hurricane Katrina. The current

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

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01

    of space heating to air conditioning choice; 3) explicitthe presence of central air conditioning, it seems unwise tonot to have central air conditioning. Statistical evidence

  20. Specialty choice in times of economic crisis: a cross-sectional survey of Spanish medical students

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    Harris, Jeffrey E.

    Objective: To investigate the determinants of specialty choice among graduating medical students in Spain, a country that entered into a severe, ongoing economic crisis in 2008.

  1. The Causal Relationship between the Built Environment and Personal Travel Choice: Evidence from Northern California

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    Cao, XinYu

    2007-01-01

    accessed on August 4, 2005. Beggs, S. D. and Cardell, S.type choices (e.g. , Beggs and Cardell, 1980; Berkovec and

  2. The Influence of Elections on the Accounting Choices of Governmental Entities

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    Kido, Nolan

    This paper investigates whether gubernatorial elections affect state governments’ accounting choices. We identify two accounts, the compensated absence liability account and the unfunded pension liability account, which ...

  3. Phylogenetics of Crabronini, with a consideration of the evolution of predatory and nesting behaviors (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)

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    Bennett, Daniel J.

    2010-12-17

    PHYLOGENETICS OF CRABRONINI, WITH A CONSIDERATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF PREDATORY AND NESTING BEHAVIORS (INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA: CRABRONIDAE) BY Copyright 2010 Daniel James Bennett Submitted to the graduate degree program... or continuous transverse bands of the terga). In a few cases yellow predominates (e.g. some Alinia, some Lecrenierus). Rarely, parts of the metasoma and hind legs are red. This is mostly confined to Podagritus, Rhopalum, Huavea, and Moniaecera. The wings...

  4. Maternal Transfer of Contaminants to Eggs in Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) Nesting on Coal Fly Ash Basins

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Fly Ash Basins A. L. Bryan, Jr., W. A. Hopkins, J. A. Baionno, B. P. Jackson Savannah River Ecology common grackles (Quiscalus quis- cala) nesting in association with coal fly ash settling basins concentrations in ash basin eggs (x 5.88 0.44 g/g DW) than in reference eggs (x 2.69 0.13 g/g DW). Selenium

  5. The knowledge-based content management application design methodology

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    Chen-Burger, Yun-Heh (Jessica)

    of the development life cycle of a software system based on the ICONS framework. The result of the work presented life cycle methodology. It allows the organisation that implements a knowledge management software two chapters are the presentation of the general context for life cycle and management methodologies

  6. Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination

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    Cummings, Mary "Missy"

    1 Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination F.B. da Silva S.D. Scott-mail: halab@mit.edu #12;2 Design Methodology for Unmannded Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team Coordination by F.B. da Silva, S.D. Scott, and M.L. Cummings Executive Summary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, despite

  7. Methodological advances in computer simulation of biomolecular systems

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    Fischer, Wolfgang

    Methodological advances in computer simulation of biomolecular systems Wilfred F. van Gunsteren Computer simulation of the dynamics of biomolecular systems by the molecular dynamics technique yields computing power. Recent advances in simulation methodology e.g. to rapidly compute many free energies from

  8. Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity

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    Report IEA-PVPS T12-03:2011 #12;IEA-PVPS-TASK 12 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity #12;IEA-PVPS-TASK 12 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines on Life-Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity IEA PVPS Task 12, Subtask 20, LCA

  9. APPENDIX B: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES 1998 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTB-1

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    APPENDIX B: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES 1998 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTB-1 APPENDIX B Radiological Data Methodologies 1. DOSE CALCULATION - ATMOSPHERIC RELEASE PATHWAY Dispersion of airborne and distance. Facility-specific radionuclide release rates (in Ci per year) were also used. All annual site

  10. Design Methodology for a Very High Frequency Resonant Boost Converter

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    Perreault, Dave

    Design Methodology for a Very High Frequency Resonant Boost Converter Justin M. Burkhart , Roman@ti.com Abstract--This document introduces a design methodology for a resonant boost converter topology demonstrated for boost conversion at frequencies up to 110MHz using a resonant boost converter topology in [5

  11. ORNL/TM-2008/105 Cost Methodology for Biomass

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    Pennycook, Steve

    ORNL/TM-2008/105 Cost Methodology for Biomass Feedstocks: Herbaceous Crops and Agricultural Resource and Engineering Systems Environmental Sciences Division COST METHODOLOGY FOR BIOMASS FEESTOCKS ....................................................................................................... 3 2.1.1 Integrated Biomass Supply Analysis and Logistics Model (IBSAL).......................... 6 2

  12. PowerChoice Residential Customer Response to TOU Rates

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    Peters, Jane S.; Moezzi, Mithra; Lutzenhiser, Susan; Woods, James; Dethman, Linda; Kunkle, Rick

    2009-10-01

    Research Into Action, Inc. and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) worked together to conduct research on the behaviors and energy use patterns of SMUD residential customers who voluntarily signed on to a Time-of-Use rate pilot launched under the PowerChoice label. The project was designed to consider the how and why of residential customers ability and willingness to engage in demand reduction behaviors, and to link social and behavioral factors to observed changes in demand. The research drew on a combination of load interval data and three successive surveys of participating households. Two experimental treatments were applied to test the effects of increased information on households ability to respond to the Time-of-Use rates. Survey results indicated that participants understood the purpose of the Time-of-Use rate and undertook substantial appropriate actions to shift load and conserve. Statistical tests revealed minor initial price effects and more marked, but still modest, adjustments to seasonal rate changes. Tests of the two information interventions indicated that neither made much difference to consumption patterns. Despite the lackluster statistical evidence for load shifting, the analysis points to key issues for critical analysis and development of residential Time-of-Use rates, especially pertinent as California sets the stage for demand response in more California residences.

  13. Methodology for Preliminary Design of Electrical Microgrids

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    Jensen, Richard P.; Stamp, Jason E.; Eddy, John P.; Henry, Jordan M; Munoz-Ramos, Karina; Abdallah, Tarek

    2015-09-30

    Many critical loads rely on simple backup generation to provide electricity in the event of a power outage. An Energy Surety Microgrid TM can protect against outages caused by single generator failures to improve reliability. An ESM will also provide a host of other benefits, including integration of renewable energy, fuel optimization, and maximizing the value of energy storage. The ESM concept includes a categorization for microgrid value proposi- tions, and quantifies how the investment can be justified during either grid-connected or utility outage conditions. In contrast with many approaches, the ESM approach explic- itly sets requirements based on unlikely extreme conditions, including the need to protect against determined cyber adversaries. During the United States (US) Department of Defense (DOD)/Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) effort, the ESM methodology was successfully used to develop the preliminary designs, which direct supported the contracting, construction, and testing for three military bases. Acknowledgements Sandia National Laboratories and the SPIDERS technical team would like to acknowledge the following for help in the project: * Mike Hightower, who has been the key driving force for Energy Surety Microgrids * Juan Torres and Abbas Akhil, who developed the concept of microgrids for military installations * Merrill Smith, U.S. Department of Energy SPIDERS Program Manager * Ross Roley and Rich Trundy from U.S. Pacific Command * Bill Waugaman and Bill Beary from U.S. Northern Command * Melanie Johnson and Harold Sanborn of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construc- tion Engineering Research Laboratory * Experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  14. Methodology for Scaling Fusion Power Plant Availability

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    Lester M. Waganer

    2011-01-04

    Normally in the U.S. fusion power plant conceptual design studies, the development of the plant availability and the plant capital and operating costs makes the implicit assumption that the plant is a 10th of a kind fusion power plant. This is in keeping with the DOE guidelines published in the 1970s, the PNL report1, "Fusion Reactor Design Studies - Standard Accounts for Cost Estimates. This assumption specifically defines the level of the industry and technology maturity and eliminates the need to define the necessary research and development efforts and costs to construct a one of a kind or the first of a kind power plant. It also assumes all the "teething" problems have been solved and the plant can operate in the manner intended. The plant availability analysis assumes all maintenance actions have been refined and optimized by the operation of the prior nine or so plants. The actions are defined to be as quick and efficient as possible. This study will present a methodology to enable estimation of the availability of the one of a kind (one OAK) plant or first of a kind (1st OAK) plant. To clarify, one of the OAK facilities might be the pilot plant or the demo plant that is prototypical of the next generation power plant, but it is not a full-scale fusion power plant with all fully validated "mature" subsystems. The first OAK facility is truly the first commercial plant of a common design that represents the next generation plant design. However, its subsystems, maintenance equipment and procedures will continue to be refined to achieve the goals for the 10th OAK power plant.

  15. Algebraic Quarks from the Tangent Bundle: Methodology

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    Jose G. Vargas

    2015-09-29

    In a previous paper, we developed a table of components of algebraic solutions of a system of equations generated by an inhomogeneous proper-value equation involving K\\"ahler's total angular momentum. This table looks as if it were a representation of real life quarks. We did not consider all options for solutions of the system of equations that gave rise to it. We shall not, therefore, claim that the present distribution of those components as a well ordered table has strict physical relevance. It, however, is of great interest for the purpose of developing methodology, which may then be used for other solutions. We insert into our present table concepts that parallel those of the phenomenology of HEP: generations, color, flavor, isospin, etc. Breaking then loose from that distribution, we consider simpler alternatives for algebraic "quarks" of primary color (The mathematics speaks of each generation having its own primary color). We use them to show how stoichiometric argument allows one to reach what appear to be esthetically appealing idempotent representation of particles for other than electrons and positrons (K\\"ahler already provided these half a century ago with idempotents similar to our hypothetical quarks). We then use neutron decay to obtain formulas for also hypothetical algebraic neutrinos and the $Z_{0}$, and use pair annihilation to obtain formulas for gamma particles. We go back to the system of equations and develop an alternative option. We solve the system but stop short of studying it along the present line. This will thus be an easy entry point to this theory by HEP physicists, who will be able to go aster and further.

  16. Synthesis and Comparison of Baseline Avian and Bat Use, Raptor Nesting and Mortality Information from Proposed and Existing Wind Developments: Final Report.

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    Erickson, Wallace P.

    2002-12-01

    Primarily due to concerns generated from observed raptor mortality at the Altamont Pass (CA) wind plant, one of the first commercial electricity generating wind plants in the U.S., new proposed wind projects both within and outside of California have received a great deal of scrutiny and environmental review. A large amount of baseline and operational monitoring data have been collected at proposed and existing U.S. wind plants. The primary use of the avian baseline data collected at wind developments has been to estimate the overall project impacts (e.g., very low, low, moderate, and high relative mortality) on birds, especially raptors and sensitive species (e.g., state and federally listed species). In a few cases, these data have also been used for guiding placement of turbines within a project boundary. This new information has strengthened our ability to accurately predict and mitigate impacts from new projects. This report should assist various stakeholders in the interpretation and use of this large information source in evaluating new projects. This report also suggests that the level of baseline data (e.g., avian use data) required to adequately assess expected impacts of some projects may be reduced. This report provides an evaluation of the ability to predict direct impacts on avian resources (primarily raptors and waterfowl/waterbirds) using less than an entire year of baseline avian use data (one season, two seasons, etc.). This evaluation is important because pre-construction wildlife surveys can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of permitting wind power projects. For baseline data, this study focuses primarily on standardized avian use data usually collected using point count survey methodology and raptor nest survey data. In addition to avian use and raptor nest survey data, other baseline data is usually collected at a proposed project to further quantify potential impacts. These surveys often include vegetation mapping and state or federal sensitive-status wildlife and plant surveys if there is a likelihood of these species occurring in the vicinity of the project area. This report does not address these types of surveys, however, it is assumed in this document that those surveys are conducted when appropriate to help further quantify potential impacts. The amount and extent of ecological baseline data to collect at a wind project should be determined on a case-by-case basis. The decision should use information gained from this report, recent information from new projects (e.g., Stateline OR/WA), existing project site data from agencies and other knowledgeable groups/individuals, public scoping, and results of vegetation and habitat mapping. Other factors that should also be considered include the likelihood of the presence of sensitive species at the site and expected impacts to those species, project size and project layout.

  17. Crowdsourcing Control: Moving Beyond Multiple Choice Christopher H. Lin Mausam Daniel S. Weld

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    Mausam

    Crowdsourcing Control: Moving Beyond Multiple Choice Christopher H. Lin Mausam Daniel S. Weld Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195 {chrislin,mausam,weld, and Weld 2010; 2011) to quality control is the restriction to multiple choice questions, i.e., jobs where

  18. Risk Analysis, Vol. , No. , DOI: Mean-Deviation Analysis in The Theory of Choice

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    Banaji,. Murad

    Risk Analysis, Vol. , No. , DOI: Mean-Deviation Analysis in The Theory of Choice Bogdan Grechuk: mean-deviation analysis, theory of choice, deviation measures, coherent risk measures 1. INTRODUCTION for Risk Analysis #12;2 B. Grechuk, A. Molyboha, M. Zabarankin r.v. PC such that PC > PB with probability 1

  19. EMPIRICAL ARTICLE Restrictive Food Intake as a Choice--A Paradigm for

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    Ochsner, Kevin

    of Anorexia Nervosa (AN). The neurocognitive mechanisms underlying pathological food choice have not been to maladaptive food choices characteristic of AN. VC 2014 Wiley Periodi- cals, Inc. Keywords: anorexia nervosa:59­66) Introduction Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe disorder with a mortality rate among the highest of any

  20. VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT APPROACH

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT APPROACH by Andrew D. Krueger All Rights Reserved #12;ii VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT thank you for your perspective on offshore renewable energy regulation. As committee members, your

  1. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL PAPER Lemming winter habitat choice: a snow-fencing experiment

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    Krebs, Charles J.

    to enhance winter reproduction and sur- vival by arctic lemmings (Lemmus and Dicrostonyx spp). This leads a component of this hypothesis, that snow depth influences habitat choice, at three Canadian Arctic sites is a primary determinant of winter habitat choice by tundra lemmings and voles. Keywords Arctic ecology Á

  2. Considering latent attitudes in mode choice: The case of Switzerland Hurtubia, Atasoy, Glerum, Curchod and Bierlaire

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    Considering latent attitudes in mode choice: The case of Switzerland Hurtubia, Atasoy, Glerum, Curchod and Bierlaire Considering latent attitudes in mode choice: The case of Switzerland Ricardo, Switzerland, ricardo.hurtubia@epfl.ch Bilge Atasoy, Transport and Mobility Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique F

  3. Location Choice vis--vis Transportation: The Case of Apartment Dwellers Michelle Bina

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    of residential location choice is fundamental to behavioral models of land use and, ultimately, travel demand and explores their reasons for moving, priorities when choosing a residential location, and tradeoffs involved of future travel patterns. Residential location choice models can inform such models. This paper focuses

  4. Cattle grazing behavior with season-long free-choice access to four forage types

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    Fehmi, Jeffrey S.

    Cattle grazing behavior with season-long free-choice access to four forage types Jeffrey S. Fehmi Abstract This experiment investigated how season-long, free-choice grazing affected weekly cattle grazing pastures was uneven and negatively correlated with salt and water sites. Cattle can rotate themselves among

  5. On the method of optimal portfolio choice by cost-efficiency

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    Rüschendorf, Ludger

    On the method of optimal portfolio choice by cost-efficiency Ludger R¨uschendorf*, Viktor Wolf Freiburg, Germany Abstract We develop the method of optimal portfolio choice based on the concept of cost-efficiency class of cost-efficient payoffs. While the results for the cost-efficient payoff given so far

  6. Spoilt for Choice? The Costs and Benefits of Opening UK Residential Energy Markets

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    Feigon, Brooke

    sectors to new entrants. This paper focuses on opening retail markets, when supplier choice was extendedSpoilt for Choice? The Costs and Benefits of Opening UK Residential Energy Markets by Catherine constraints on prices in these markets, even though incumbents continue to supply more than 60% of consumers

  7. CSEM WP 123 Spoilt for Choice? The Costs and Benefits of

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    Feigon, Brooke

    on opening retail markets, when supplier choice was extended to residential consumers (it had already beenCSEM WP 123 Spoilt for Choice? The Costs and Benefits of Opening UK Residential Energy Markets Anglia, UK, and UCEI February 2004 This paper is part of the Center for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM

  8. Analyzing Social Network Structures in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma with Choice and Refusal

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Analyzing Social Network Structures in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma with Choice and Refusal Mark of Computer Sciences Technical Report CS-TR-94-1259 Abstract The Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma with Choice and Refusal (IPD/CR) 44] is an ex- tension of the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma with evolution that allows

  9. Optimal Choice for Number of Strands in a Litz-Wire Transformer Winding

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    Optimal Choice for Number of Strands in a Litz-Wire Transformer Winding C. R. Sullivan Found Choice for Number of Strands in a Litz-Wire Transformer Winding Charles R. Sullivan Thayer School/inductor Abstract -- The number of strands to minimize loss in a litz-wire transformer winding is determined

  10. What Drives the Choice of a Third Party Logistics Provider? Edward Anderson , Tim Coltman*

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    Coltman, Tim

    1 What Drives the Choice of a Third Party Logistics Provider? Edward Anderson , Tim Coltman and the direction of the research project. #12;2 What Drives the Choice of a Third Party Logistics Provider of their distinctive value propositions ­ a fact one would also expect holds true when companies choose a logistics

  11. Choice of reconstructed tissue properties affects interpretation of lung EIT images

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    Adler, Andy

    Choice of reconstructed tissue properties affects interpretation of lung EIT images Bartlomiej patients. In lung EIT, the EIT inverse problem is commonly linearised and only changes in electrical properties of the lung and artefacts introduced by the linearisation. #12;Choice of reconstructed tissue

  12. Destination Choice Model including panel data using WiFi localization in a pedestrian facility

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    Destination Choice Model including panel data using WiFi localization in a pedestrian facility Loïc data using WiFi localization in a pedestrian facility April 2015 EPFL Destination Choice Model including panel data using WiFi localization in a pedestrian facility Loïc Tinguely, Antonin Danalet

  13. A DISCRETE CHOICE PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR MODEL FOR PEDESTRIAN DETECTION IN VISUAL TRACKING SYSTEMS

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    A DISCRETE CHOICE PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR MODEL FOR PEDESTRIAN DETECTION IN VISUAL TRACKING SYSTEMS-based models. In this paper we propose the use of a discrete choice model (DCM) of pedestrian behavior and its application to the problem of the target detection in the particular case of pedestrian tracking. We analyze

  14. Making Sustainable Energy Choices: Insights on the Energy/Water/Land Nexus

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    Not Available

    2014-10-01

    This periodic publication summarizes insights from the body of NREL analysis work. In this issue of Analysis Insights, we examine the implications of our energy choices on water, land use, climate, developmental goals, and other factors. Collectively, NREL's work helps policymakers and investors understand and evaluate energy choices within the complex web of connections, or nexus, between energy, water, and land.

  15. Optimal Supplier Choice with Discounting B. Goldengorin, J. Keane, V. Kuzmenko & M. K-S. Tso

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    Sidorov, Nikita

    Optimal Supplier Choice with Discounting B. Goldengorin, J. Keane, V. Kuzmenko & M. K-S. Tso First of Mathematics, The University of Manchester #12;Optimal supplier choice with discounting B Goldengorin, J. Keane suppliers operate discount schedules based on total business value. We formulate the buyers's decision

  16. USING WEIGHTED SUM METHOD FOR THE CHOICE OF THE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES BATTERY POWER SUPPLY

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    Borissova, Daniela

    USING WEIGHTED SUM METHOD FOR THE CHOICE OF THE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES BATTERY POWER SUPPLY Daniela into account device working range, weight and price and also electrical battery power supply lifetime, temperature working range and its mechanics. The multicriteria optimization choice of the electrical battery

  17. Nesting success of the great-tailed grackle (Cassidix mexicanus prosopidicola) in relation to certain density dependent and density independent factors 

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    Gotie, Robert Francis

    1972-01-01

    NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... AND DENSITY INDEPENDENT FACTORS A Thesis by ROBERT FRANCIS GOTIE Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) December 1972 ABSTRACT Nesting Success of the Great-tailed Grackle (Cassidix...

  18. Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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    Amigoni, Francesco

    Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics Francesco Amigoni and Viola Schiaffonati Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory, Dipartimento di Elettronica e to characterize analytically, as it is often the case in autonomous mobile robotics. Although their importance

  19. A Layered Architecture for Describing Information System Development Methodologies

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    Han, Jun

    , modelling techniques, life cycle models, notations and tools. Some ISDMs target particular parts cycle. Some include project management and estimation techniques while others focus onlyA Layered Architecture for Describing Information System Development Methodologies P. M. Steele, J

  20. A Methodology for Estimating Interdomain Web Traffic Demand

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    Maggs, Bruce M.

    A Methodology for Estimating Interdomain Web Traffic Demand Anja Feldmann , Nils Kammenhuber-varying) interdomain HTTP traffic demand matrix pairing several hundred thousand blocks of client IP addresses, Traffic demand, Interdomain, Es- timation 1. INTRODUCTION The reliable estimation and prediction

  1. Hydrogen Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    DOE's Hydrogen Goal-Setting Methodologies Report to Congress summarizes the processes used to set Hydrogen Program goals and milestones. Published in August 2006, it fulfills the requirement under se

  2. Spent fuel management fee methodology and computer code user's manual.

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    Engel, R.L.; White, M.K.

    1982-01-01

    The methodology and computer model described here were developed to analyze the cash flows for the federal government taking title to and managing spent nuclear fuel. The methodology has been used by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to estimate the spent fuel disposal fee that will provide full cost recovery. Although the methodology was designed to analyze interim storage followed by spent fuel disposal, it could be used to calculate a fee for reprocessing spent fuel and disposing of the waste. The methodology consists of two phases. The first phase estimates government expenditures for spent fuel management. The second phase determines the fees that will result in revenues such that the government attains full cost recovery assuming various revenue collection philosophies. These two phases are discussed in detail in subsequent sections of this report. Each of the two phases constitute a computer module, called SPADE (SPent fuel Analysis and Disposal Economics) and FEAN (FEe ANalysis), respectively.

  3. Robotic Airship Trajectory Tracking Control Using a Backstepping Methodology

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    Robotic Airship Trajectory Tracking Control Using a Backstepping Methodology Filoktimon Repoulias- loop trajectory tracking controller for an underactuated robotic airship having 6 degrees of freedom and the controller corrects the vehicle's trajectory successfully too. I. INTRODUCTION OBOTIC (autonomous) airships

  4. Protein MAS NMR methodology and structural analysis of protein assemblies

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    Bayro, Marvin J

    2010-01-01

    Methodological developments and applications of solid-state magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on the analysis of protein structure, are described in this thesis. ...

  5. The object as a vessel for vitality : a design methodology

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    Schwarz, Allan David

    1988-01-01

    "To Build, form blocks, like a ladder into the sky, into the Earth,to bind the elements, Water and Fire". Like Wittgenstein's this is an attempt to define a personal methodology, which when documented and left behind might ...

  6. Design Methodology for a Very High Frequency Resonant Boost Converter

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    Burkhart, Justin M.

    This paper introduces a design methodology for a resonant boost converter topology that is suitable for operation at very high frequencies. The topology we examine features a low parts count and fast transient response, ...

  7. Design methodology for a very high frequency resonant boost converter

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    Burkhart, Justin M.

    This document introduces a design methodology for a resonant boost converter topology that is suitable for operation at very high frequencies. The topology we examine features a low parts count and fast transient response ...

  8. A Methodology for Evaluating Liquefaction Susceptibility in Shallow Sandy Slopes

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    Buscarnera, Giuseppe

    This paper illustrates a modeling approach for evaluating the liquefaction susceptibility of shallow sandy slopes. The methodology is based on a theoretical framework for capturing undrained bifurcation in saturated granular ...

  9. A Quasi-Dynamic HVAC and Building Simulation Methodology 

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    Davis, Clinton Paul

    2012-07-16

    This thesis introduces a quasi-dynamic building simulation methodology which complements existing building simulators by allowing transient models of HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) systems to be created in an analogous way...

  10. A methodology to assess cost implications of automotive customization

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    Fournier, Laëtitia

    2005-01-01

    This thesis focuses on determining the cost of customization for different components or groups of components of a car. It offers a methodology to estimate the manufacturing cost of a complex system such as a car. This ...

  11. COMPRO: A Methodological Approach for Business Process Contextualisation

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    perspective for business process modelling. Business processes are strongly influenced by context, a methodological approach for business process contextualisation. Starting from an initial business process model. Keywords: business process modelling, context-awareness, business process contextualisation, correctness

  12. DOE 2009 Geothermal Risk Analysis: Methodology and Results (Presentation)

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    Young, K. R.; Augustine, C.; Anderson, A.

    2010-02-01

    This presentation summarizes the methodology and results for a probabilistic risk analysis of research, development, and demonstration work-primarily for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS)-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program.

  13. Average System Cost Methodology : Administrator's Record of Decision.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1984-06-01

    Significant features of average system cost (ASC) methodology adopted are: retention of the jurisdictional approach where retail rate orders of regulartory agencies provide primary data for computing the ASC for utilities participating in the residential exchange; inclusion of transmission costs; exclusion of construction work in progress; use of a utility's weighted cost of debt securities; exclusion of income taxes; simplification of separation procedures for subsidized generation and transmission accounts from other accounts; clarification of ASC methodology rules; more generous review timetable for individual filings; phase-in of reformed methodology; and each exchanging utility must file under the new methodology within 20 days of implementation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the ten major participating utilities, the revised ASC will substantially only affect three. (PSB)

  14. Transmission Cost Allocation Methodologies for Regional Transmission Organizations

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    Fink, S.; Rogers, J.; Porter, K.

    2010-07-01

    This report describes transmission cost allocation methodologies for transmission projects developed to maintain or enhance reliability, to interconnect new generators, or to access new resources and enhance competitive bulk power markets, otherwise known as economic transmission projects.

  15. Technical report on LWR design decision methodology. Phase I

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    None

    1980-03-01

    Energy Incorporated (EI) was selected by Sandia Laboratories to develop and test on LWR design decision methodology. Contract Number 42-4229 provided funding for Phase I of this work. This technical report on LWR design decision methodology documents the activities performed under that contract. Phase I was a short-term effort to thoroughly review the curret LWR design decision process to assure complete understanding of current practices and to establish a well defined interface for development of initial quantitative design guidelines.

  16. Electronic Structure of Ligated CdSe Clusters: Dependence on DFT Methodology

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    Albert, VV; Ivanov, SA; Tretiak, S; Kilina, SV

    2011-07-07

    Simulations of ligated semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and their physical properties, such as morphologies, QD-ligand interactions, electronic structures, and optical transitions, are expected to be very sensitive to computational methodology. We utilize Density Functional Theory (DFT) and systematically study how the choice of density functional, atom-localized basis set, and a solvent affects the physical properties of the Cd{sub 33}Se{sub 33} cluster ligated with a trimethyl phosphine oxide ligand. We have found that qualitative performance of all exchange-correlation (XC) functionals is relatively similar in predicting strong QD-ligand binding energy ({approx}1 eV). Additionally, all functionals predict shorter Cd-Se bond lengths on the QD surface than in its core, revealing the nature and degree of QD surface reconstruction. For proper modeling of geometries and QD-ligand interactions, however, augmentation of even a moderately sized basis set with polarization functions (e.g., LANL2DZ* and 6-31G*) is very important. A polar solvent has very significant implications for the ligand binding energy, decreasing it to 0.2-0.5 eV. However, the solvent model has a minor effect on the optoelectronic properties, resulting in persistent blue shifts up to {approx}0.3 eV of the low-energy optical transitions. For obtaining reasonable energy gaps and optical transition energies, hybrid XC functionals augmented by a long-range Hartree-Fock orbital exchange have to be applied.

  17. Environmental, Economic, and Social Impacts of Concrete Pavement Material Choices: A Life-Cycle Assessment Approach 

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    Park, Hyunsoung

    2014-12-12

    Transportation Agencies (STAs) in rendering better-informed decisions for the concrete pavement material choices, the major research objective is to analyze the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the four concrete pavement alternatives from...

  18. Content Analysis of Reasons for Song Choices Among Individuals Receiving Hospice Care

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    Parker, Laurie

    2014-05-31

    The purpose of this study was to describe the reasons for song choices of patients and their loved ones in a hospice setting. In all, 21 patients and caregivers participated in semi-structured interviews that were embedded ...

  19. Source choice in agricultural news coverage: impacts of reporter specialization and newspaper location, ownership, and circulation 

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    White, Judith McIntosh

    2009-05-15

    This study examined coverage of the December 2003 bovine spongiform encephalopathy event to discover reporters’ sources for breaking agricultural news, the impact of reporter specialization on source choices, and the impact ...

  20. Investment Timing and Capacity Choice for Small-Scale Wind Power Under Uncertainty

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    Fleten, Stein-Erik; Maribu, Karl Magnus

    2004-01-01

    REFERENCES [1] American Wind Power Association (AWEA), Road-CHOICE FOR SMALL-SCALE WIND POWER UNDER UNCERTAINTY Stein-Power production from wind power has stochastic inflows, and

  1. Hindi-english, Code Switching and Language Choice in Urban, Uppermiddle-class Indian Families

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    Malhotra, Sunita

    1980-01-01

    Most bilingual speakers tend to 'code switch' between the languages they speak. The present study deals with code-switching and language choice and the speech of Hindi-English bilinguals residing in North India and the ...

  2. Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices

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    Looney, Adam

    Energy consumption is critical to economic growth and quality of life. America's energy system, however, is malfunctioning. The status quo is characterized by a tilted playing field, where energy choices are based on the ...

  3. Top of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk

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    Zaidi, Farhan

    2010-01-01

    biases that influence what is top of mind for consumers inZinman. “Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders IncreaseTop of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk

  4. Hysteresis and urban rail : the effects of past urban rail on current residential and travel choices

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    Block-Schachter, David

    2012-01-01

    Cities are endowed with and accumulate assets based on their unique histories, which in turn define the choice set of the present. These assets range from the natural-sheltered ports, fertile land--to the constructed--concrete ...

  5. Investment Timing and Capacity Choice for Small-Scale Wind Power Under Uncertainty

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    Fleten, Stein-Erik; Maribu, Karl Magnus

    2004-01-01

    A 20-year industry plan for small wind turbine tech- nology,has estimated that small wind turbines could contribute to 3CAPACITY CHOICE FOR SMALL-SCALE WIND POWER UNDER UNCERTAINTY

  6. On the Tradeoff between Economic Efficiency and Strategyproofness in Randomized Social Choice

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    Cengarle, María Victoria

    schemes 1. INTRODUCTION Two fundamental notions in microeconomic theory are efficiency--no agent can-valued social choice functions that satisfy non-imposition--a weakening of efficiency--and strategyproofness

  7. Impact of modern logistics on industrial location choice and property markets

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    Li, Yu, 1976-

    2007-01-01

    The debate on the impact of modern logistics on industrial location choice and property markets focuses on (1) whether modern inventory control and supply- chain configuration consolidate manufacturing and distribution ...

  8. Three essays on the economic theory of mating and parental choice 

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    Antrup, Andreas Hermann

    2012-06-26

    Chapter 1: Relative Concerns and the Choice of Fertility Empirical research has shown that people exhibit relative concerns, they value social status. If they value their children's status as well, what effect will that ...

  9. On Choice of Subject and Replicates in Estimating Among and Within Subject Variation

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    Weng-Kee Wong; Peter A. Lachenbruch; Philip J. Clements

    2011-01-01

    777 Akademie Verlag On Choice of Subjects and Replicates inEstimating Among and Within Subject Variation WENG WONG KEEof replicates a d number of subjects in a compo- nents of

  10. Modeling and analysis of dynamic decision making in sequential two-choice tasks

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    is calculated, and thus needs to explore through a series of A and B using rewards as feedback. In this type is related to human factors such as personality. Human decision making in sequential two-choice tasks has

  11. Freight mode choice : air transport versus ocean transport in the 1990's

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    Lewis, Dale B.

    1994-01-01

    Value density is often considered when considering the choice whether to ship cargo by air or by water. However, although cargo value is directly linked to the overall cost of shipment, it is the deciding factor in mode ...

  12. Understanding Sustainable Transportation Choices: Shifting Routine Automobile Travel to Walking and Bicycling

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    Schneider, Robert James

    2011-01-01

    Schwartz, and J. Hood. “Bicycle Route Choice Data CollectionFactors Associated with Bicycle Ownership and Use: A StudyTime Human Perceptions: Towards a Bicycle Level of Service,”

  13. Negotiating the neighborhood : modeling the relationship between built environment and transit choice

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    Chheda, Rinal (Rinal Komal)

    2014-01-01

    This thesis examines the relationship between land use and built environment variables and peoples' mode choice for home-based work trips. Many studies recommend that factors like densification, mixed land use, optimal ...

  14. Chu: America Faces a Choice to "Compete in the Clean Energy Race...

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

    faces a choice today: Are we going to recognize the opportunity and compete in the clean energy race or will we wave the white flag and watch all of these jobs go to China, Korea,...

  15. NSTP 2002-2 Methodology for Final Hazard Categorization for Nuclear...

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

    Methodology for Final Hazard Categorization for Nuclear Facilities from Category 3 to Radiological (111302). NSTP 2002-2 Methodology for Final Hazard Categorization for...

  16. Modeling the Capacity and Emissions Impacts of Reduced Electricity Demand. Part 1. Methodology and Preliminary Results.

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    Coughlin, Katie

    2013-01-01

    Impacts of Reduced Electricity Demand. Part 1. MethodologyImpacts of Reduced Electricity Demand. Part 1. MethodologyFigure 3: Commercial electricity demand with and without the

  17. An Integrated Safety Assessment Methodology for Generation IV Nuclear Systems

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    Timothy J. Leahy

    2010-06-01

    The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Risk and Safety Working Group (RSWG) was created to develop an effective approach for the safety of Generation IV advanced nuclear energy systems. Early work of the RSWG focused on defining a safety philosophy founded on lessons learned from current and prior generations of nuclear technologies, and on identifying technology characteristics that may help achieve Generation IV safety goals. More recent RSWG work has focused on the definition of an integrated safety assessment methodology for evaluating the safety of Generation IV systems. The methodology, tentatively called ISAM, is an integrated “toolkit” consisting of analytical techniques that are available and matched to appropriate stages of Generation IV system concept development. The integrated methodology is intended to yield safety-related insights that help actively drive the evolving design throughout the technology development cycle, potentially resulting in enhanced safety, reduced costs, and shortened development time.

  18. Engineering Task Plan for Development and Fabrication and Deployment of Nested Fixed Depth Fluidic Sampling and At Tank Analysis Systems

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    BOGER, R.M.

    2000-10-30

    This engineering task plan identifies the resources, responsibilities, and schedules for the development and deployment of a mobile, variable depth sampling system and an at-tank analysis system. The mobile, variable depth sampling system concept was developed after a cost assessment indicated a high cost for multiple deployments of the nested, fixed-depth sampling system. The sampling will provide double-shell tank (DST) staging tank waste samples for assuring the readiness of the waste for shipment to the LAW/HLW plant for treatment and immobilization. The at-tank analysis system will provide ''real-time'' assessments of the samples' chemical and physical properties. These systems support the Hanford Phase 1B vitrification project.

  19. Highly Enriched Uranyl Nitrate in Annular Tanks with Concrete Reflection: 1 x 3 Line Array of Nested Pairs of Tanks

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    James Cleaver; John D. Bess; Nathan Devine; Fitz Trumble

    2009-09-01

    A series of seven experiments were performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory beginning in August, 1980 (References 1 and 2). Highly enriched uranyl nitrate solution was introduced into a 1-3 linear array of nested stainless steel annular tanks. The tanks were inside a concrete enclosure, with various moderator and absorber materials placed inside and/or between the tanks. These moderators and absorbers included boron-free concrete, borated concrete, borated plaster, and cadmium. Two configurations included placing bottles of highly enriched uranyl nitrate between tanks externally. Another experiment involved nested hemispheres of highly enriched uranium placed between tanks externally. These three configurations are not evaluated in this report. The experiments evaluated here are part of a series of experiments, one set of which is evaluated in HEU-SOL-THERM-033. The experiments in this and HEU-SOL-THERM-033 were performed similarly. They took place in the same room and used the same tanks, some of the same moderators and absorbers, some of the same reflector panels, and uranyl nitrate solution from the same location. There are probably additional similarities that existed that are not identified here. Thus, many of the descriptions in this report are either the same or similar to those in the HEU-SOL-THERM-033 report. Seventeen configurations (sixteen of which were critical) were performed during seven experiments; six of those experiments are evaluated here with thirteen configurations. Two configurations were identical, except for solution height, and were conducted to test repeatability. The solution heights were averaged and the two were evaluated as one configuration, which gives a total of twelve evaluated configurations. One of the seventeen configurations was subcritical. Of the twelve critical configurations evaluated, nine were judged as acceptable as benchmarks.

  20. Methodology for characterizing modeling and discretization uncertainties in computational simulation

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    ALVIN,KENNETH F.; OBERKAMPF,WILLIAM L.; RUTHERFORD,BRIAN M.; DIEGERT,KATHLEEN V.

    2000-03-01

    This research effort focuses on methodology for quantifying the effects of model uncertainty and discretization error on computational modeling and simulation. The work is directed towards developing methodologies which treat model form assumptions within an overall framework for uncertainty quantification, for the purpose of developing estimates of total prediction uncertainty. The present effort consists of work in three areas: framework development for sources of uncertainty and error in the modeling and simulation process which impact model structure; model uncertainty assessment and propagation through Bayesian inference methods; and discretization error estimation within the context of non-deterministic analysis.

  1. METHODOLOGY Open Access Modular assembly of designer PUF proteins for

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    Zhao, Huimin

    METHODOLOGY Open Access Modular assembly of designer PUF proteins for specific post of the PUF domain assembly method for RBP engineering, we fused the PUF domain to a post and applied biology and medicine. Keywords: Protein engineering, RNA-binding protein, Post

  2. Architecture Rationalization: A Methodology for Architecture Verifiability, Traceability and Completeness

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    Han, Jun

    Architecture Rationalization: A Methodology for Architecture Verifiability, Traceability and Completeness Antony Tang Jun Han Faculty of ICT, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia E-mail: {atang, jhan}@it.swin.edu.au Abstract Architecture modeling is practiced extensively in the software

  3. Methodology to quantify leaks in aerosol sampling system components 

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    Vijayaraghavan, Vishnu Karthik

    2004-11-15

    and that approach was used to measure the sealing integrity of a CAM and two kinds of filter holders. The methodology involves use of sulfur hexafluoride as a tracer gas with the device being tested operated under dynamic flow conditions. The leak rates...

  4. A Design Methodology and Environment for Interactive Behavioral Synthesis

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    California at Irvine, University of

    ­ tant area of research and company interest. However, there has been market resistance to the automatic designer fine­grain control over synthesis tasks, and continually supplies feedback in the form of quality of the proposed design methodology and to demonstrate its power and flexibility, we also present the Interactive

  5. Structured Testing: A Testing Methodology Using the Cyclomatic Complexity Metric

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    The purpose of this document is to describe the structured testing methodology for software testing, also uses the control flow structure of software to establish path cover- age criteria. The resultant testCabe, object oriented, software development, software diagnostic, software metrics, software testing

  6. A three step methodology Experimental results and discussion

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    initiatives Multi-configuration (processor, NIC), more energy efficient (GPU), and low power hardware (DDR3 Energy Reduction in Cloud and HPC: Design and Implementation of a Blind Methodology Ghislain Landry Conclusions and Perspectives HPC systems and energy consumption Sheet1 100MW + 65MW 20MW Projections

  7. Sensitivity Analysis Methodology for a Complex System Computational Model

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    1 Sensitivity Analysis Methodology for a Complex System Computational Model James J. Filliben of computational models to serve as predictive surrogates for the system. The use of such models increasingly) of a computational model for a complex system is always an essential component in accepting/rejecting such a model

  8. C-1 2003 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Radiological Data Methodologies

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    C-1 2003 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT APPENDIX C Radiological Data Methodologies DOSE CALCULATION to calculate annual disper- sions for the midpoint of a given sector and distance. Facility Protection Agency Exposure Factors Handbook (EPA 1996). RADIOLOGICAL DATA PROCESSING Radiation events occur

  9. User-Friendly Methodology for Automatic Exploration of Compiler Options

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    Gao, Guang R.

    User-Friendly Methodology for Automatic Exploration of Compiler Options: A Case Study on the Intel, lochen, jcuvillo, ggao}@capsl.udel.edu Abstract Finding an optimized combination of compiler options with a deep understanding of the application at hand and a fairly good knowledge of the compiler features

  10. A METHODOLOGY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF NARMAX MODELS APPLIED TO DIESEL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A METHODOLOGY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF NARMAX MODELS APPLIED TO DIESEL ENGINES 1 Gianluca Zito ,2 Ioan is illustrated by means of an automotive case study, namely a variable geometry turbocharged diesel engine identification procedure is illustrated. In section 3 a diesel engine system, used to test the procedure

  11. Does help help? Introducing the Bayesian Evaluation and Assessment methodology

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    Mostow, Jack

    Does help help? Introducing the Bayesian Evaluation and Assessment methodology Joseph E. Beck1 the effectiveness of tutor help is an important evaluation of an ITS. Does help help? Does one type of help work of the difficulties is that the question "does help help?" is ill-defined; what does it mean to help students? Does

  12. Operational Risk Management: Added Value of Advanced Methodologies

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    Maume-Deschamps, Véronique

    Operational Risk Management: Added Value of Advanced Methodologies Paris, September 2013 Bertrand HASSANI Head of Major Risks Management & Scenario Analysis Santander UK Disclaimer: The opinions, ideas Measurement Key statements 1. Risk management moto: Si Vis Pacem Para Belum 1. Awareness 2. Prevention 3

  13. Customizing AOSE Methodologies by Reusing AOSE Thomas Juan Leon Sterling

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    Mascardi, Viviana

    Customizing AOSE Methodologies by Reusing AOSE Features Thomas Juan Leon Sterling Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne 221 Bouverie Street Carlton engineering support for a diverse range of software quality attributes, such as privacy and openness

  14. Algorithms and Experiments: The New (and Old) Methodology

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    Moret, Bernard

    Algorithms and Experiments: The New (and Old) Methodology Bernard M.E. Moret Department of Computer twenty years have seen enormous progress in the design of algorithms, but little of it has been put into practice. Because many recently developed algorithms are hard to characterize theoretically and have large

  15. Methodology Modelling: Combining Software Processes with Software Products \\Lambda

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    Han, Jun

    of software processes in improving the quality of software products has been widely recognised for some time processes and software products is a major factor in improving soft­ ware quality. 2. Fine­grained, nonMethodology Modelling: Combining Software Processes with Software Products \\Lambda Jun Han and Jim

  16. A Methodology for Decisionmaking in Project Evaluation in Land

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    A Methodology for Decisionmaking in Project Evaluation in Land Management Planning A. Weintraub Abstract: In order to evaluate alternative plans, wildland management planners must consider many the evaluation of plans under alternative value systems. Alternatives are compared through a small set of values

  17. ARM Processes and Their Modeling and Forecasting Methodology Benjamin Melamed

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    Chapter 73 ARM Processes and Their Modeling and Forecasting Methodology Benjamin Melamed Abstract The class of ARM (Autoregressive Modular) processes is a class of stochastic processes, defined by a non- linear autoregressive scheme with modulo-1 reduction and additional transformations. ARM processes

  18. Methodology for testing metal detectors using variables test data

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    Spencer, D.D.; Murray, D.W.

    1993-08-01

    By extracting and analyzing measurement (variables) data from portal metal detectors whenever possible instead of the more typical ``alarm``/``no-alarm`` (attributes or binomial) data, we can be more informed about metal detector health with fewer tests. This testing methodology discussed in this report is an alternative to the typical binomial testing and in many ways is far superior.

  19. LASS License Aware Service Selection: Methodology and Framework

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    LASS ­ License Aware Service Selection: Methodology and Framework G.R. Gangadharan1 , Marco Comerio services with corre- sponding service licenses which consumers should follow. Often, service consumers are interested in selecting a service based on certain licensing clauses. For a set of requested licensing

  20. CHAPTER 8 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN 8.1 Introduction

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    O'Connor, Rory

    of the most common distinctions is between quantitative and qualitative research methods. . Quantitative. The motivation for pursuing qualitative research, as opposed to quantitative research, comes from the observation in this thesis. 8.2 Research Methodologies Research methods can be classified in various ways, however, one

  1. CHAPTER 8 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN 8.1 Introduction

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    O'Connor, Rory

    of the most common distinctions is between quantitative and qualitative research methods. · Quantitative. The motivation for pursuing qualitative research, as opposed to quantitative research, comes from the observation in this thesis. 8.2 Research Methodologies Research methods can be classified in various ways, however, one

  2. Methodology for extracting local constants from petroleum cracking flows

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Chang, Shen-Lin (Woodridge, IL); Lottes, Steven A. (Naperville, IL); Zhou, Chenn Q. (Munster, IN)

    2000-01-01

    A methodology provides for the extraction of local chemical kinetic model constants for use in a reacting flow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code with chemical kinetic computations to optimize the operating conditions or design of the system, including retrofit design improvements to existing systems. The coupled CFD and kinetic computer code are used in combination with data obtained from a matrix of experimental tests to extract the kinetic constants. Local fluid dynamic effects are implicitly included in the extracted local kinetic constants for each particular application system to which the methodology is applied. The extracted local kinetic model constants work well over a fairly broad range of operating conditions for specific and complex reaction sets in specific and complex reactor systems. While disclosed in terms of use in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) riser, the inventive methodology has application in virtually any reaction set to extract constants for any particular application and reaction set formulation. The methodology includes the step of: (1) selecting the test data sets for various conditions; (2) establishing the general trend of the parametric effect on the measured product yields; (3) calculating product yields for the selected test conditions using coupled computational fluid dynamics and chemical kinetics; (4) adjusting the local kinetic constants to match calculated product yields with experimental data; and (5) validating the determined set of local kinetic constants by comparing the calculated results with experimental data from additional test runs at different operating conditions.

  3. SARC Power Estimation Methodology Daniele Ludovici and Georgi N. Gaydadjiev

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    . Accurate estimation of power dis- sipation is very important during micro-architectural de- sign of every power consumption of the SARC architecture. SARC project is targeting next generation scalable com is one of the main challenges of this project. Therefore, adequate methodology to estimate it is needed

  4. DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO PREDICT AND PREVENT LEAKS CAUSED

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    to produce steel castings that are free from macroporosity (i.e., shrinkage porosity large enoughDEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO PREDICT AND PREVENT LEAKS CAUSED BY MICROPOROSITY IN STEEL CASTINGS to be detectable by radiographic testing). No risering rules currently exist to produce castings free from

  5. Public Administration Research and Practice: A Methodological Manifesto1

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    Gill, Jeff

    Public Administration Research and Practice: A Methodological Manifesto1 Jeff Gill California Service, Texas A&M University, December 3-4, 1999. #12;1 1 Introduction Public Administration, in Dwight that public administration has ignored its technical side and that given the types of problems dealt

  6. ORIGINAL PAPER Review of Methodologies for Offshore Wind Resource

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    Pryor, Sara C.

    ORIGINAL PAPER Review of Methodologies for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in European Seas A. M installation, operation and maintenance costs associated with offshore wind parks. Successful offshore wind. Keywords Wind energy Á Offshore Á Resources assessment Á European seas Á Wind mapping Á Wind climatology Á

  7. Regional issue identification and assessment: study methodology. First annual report

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    The overall assessment methodologies and models utilized for the first project under the Regional Issue Identification and Assessment (RIIA) program are described. Detailed descriptions are given of the methodologies used by lead laboratories for the quantification of the impacts of an energy scenario on one or more media (e.g., air, water, land, human and ecology), and by all laboratories to assess the regional impacts on all media. The research and assessments reflected in this document were performed by the following national laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory; Brookhaven National Laboratory; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This report contains five chapters. Chapter 1 briefly describes the overall study methodology and introduces the technical participants. Chapter 2 is a summary of the energy policy scenario selected for the RIIA I study and Chapter 3 describes how this scenario was translated into a county-level siting pattern of energy development. The fourth chapter is a detailed description of the individual methodologies used to quantify the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the scenario while Chapter 5 describes how these impacts were translated into comprehensive regional assessments for each Federal Region.

  8. Shielding Methodologies in the Presence of Power/Ground Noise

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    Friedman, Eby G.

    Shielding Methodologies in the Presence of Power/Ground Noise Selc¸uk K¨ose, Emre Salman, and Eby G, 14627 {kose,salman,friedman}@ece.rochester.edu Abstract-- Design guidelines for shielding of shield lengths and widths, a shield line can degrade signal integrity by increasing the crosstalk noise

  9. CRRELREPORT98-4 Frost-Shielding Methodology and

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    Horvath, John S.

    CRRELREPORT98-4 Frost-Shielding Methodology and Demonstration for Shallow Burial of Water and Sewer freezing by add- ing an insulation shield would allow a shallow burial option. This can reduce excavation shields for a water line in northern New Hampshire through a 4-year Construction Productivity Advancement

  10. IEEE 802.11AND BLUETOOTH COEXISTENCE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY'

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    Howitt, Ivan

    wireless personal area networks and IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks share the same 2.4 GHz UL band an importantissue. Both BT wireless personal area networks (WPANs) [1, 21 and IEEE 802.11 wireless local area standards committee [4, 51. In this paper, a more general analytical approach is presented. A methodology

  11. Enhancing Tropos with Commitments A Business Metamodel and Methodology

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    for business modeling are either high-level and semiformal or formal but low-level. Thus they fail to support flexible but rigorous modeling and enactment of business processes. This paper begins from the well and a methodology for specifying a business model. This paper includes an insurance industry case study that several

  12. Using Tropos Methodology to Model an Integrated Health Assessment System

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    health assessment of health and social care needs of older people is used as the case study throughoutUsing Tropos Methodology to Model an Integrated Health Assessment System Haralambos Mouratidis 1 of Trento, Italy pgiorgini@dit.unit.it Abstract. This paper presents a case study to illustrate the features

  13. An Alternative Baseline Methodology for the Power Sector

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    An Alternative Baseline Methodology for the Power Sector - Taking a Systemic Approach Jakob Asger in August 2005 to discuss the international future strategy of climate policies. Both events put our work process from idea to final thesis. Further we would like to express our warm thanks to Senior Energy

  14. METHODOLOGY ARTICLE Open Access A simple and reproducible breast cancer

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    Geman, Donald

    METHODOLOGY ARTICLE Open Access A simple and reproducible breast cancer prognostic test Luigi test for breast cancer based on a 70-gene expression signature. We provide all the software, Personalized medicine, Breast cancer, MammaPrint Background Currently, a number of molecular-based prognostic

  15. POLE PLACEMENT VIA OUTPUT FEEDBACK: A METHODOLOGY BASED ON

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    Orsi, Robert

    POLE PLACEMENT VIA OUTPUT FEEDBACK: A METHODOLOGY BASED ON PROJECTIONS Kaiyang Yang and Robert Orsi feedback pole placement problems of the following rather general form: given n subsets of the complex plane, find a static output feedback that places in each of these subsets a pole of the closed loop system

  16. Fair and Comprehensive Methodology for Comparing Hardware Performance of Fourteen

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    Gaj, Krzysztof

    Fair and Comprehensive Methodology for Comparing Hardware Performance of Fourteen Round Two SHA-3 to make it fair, transparent, practical, and ac- ceptable for the majority of the cryptographic community it to the comparison of hardware performance of 14 Round 2 SHA-3 candidates. The most important aspects of our

  17. METHODOLOGY Open Access TRIzol treatment of secretory phase endometrium

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    METHODOLOGY Open Access TRIzol treatment of secretory phase endometrium allows combined proteomic/proteins. Conclusion: TRIzol treatment of secretory phase EM allows combined proteomic and mRNA microarray analysis abnormal bleeding; infertility and chronic fatigue. Well established biological differences between eutopic

  18. Enhancing the Benefit of the Chemical Mixture Methodology: A Report on Methodology Testing and Potential Approaches for Improving Performance

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    Yu, Xiao-Ying; Yao, Juan; He, Hua; Glantz, Clifford S.; Booth, Alexander E.

    2012-01-01

    Extensive testing shows that the current version of the Chemical Mixture Methodology (CMM) is meeting its intended mission to provide conservative estimates of the health effects from exposure to airborne chemical mixtures. However, the current version of the CMM could benefit from several enhancements that are designed to improve its application of Health Code Numbers (HCNs) and employ weighting factors to reduce over conservatism.

  19. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering 2014 WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Optical Metrology and NDT ME-593 and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST - NanoEngineering, Science

  20. CHSLT -Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST -NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology

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    Furlong, Cosme

    CHSLT - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering - Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics Mechanical Engineering Department Worcester-mechaTronics WPI Mechanical Engineering Department/NEST - NanoEngineering, Science, and Technology #12;CHSLT

  1. Characterizing capital and operational tradeoffs resulting from fiber-to-the-home optical network architecture choice

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    Rand-Nash, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    This thesis explores the impact of relative lifecycle cost tradeoffs on technology strategy, and characterizes two factors driving these costs: population demographics, and uncertainty in component costs. The methodology ...

  2. The Mechanics of City-School Initiatives: Transforming Neighborhoods of Distress & Despair into Neighborhoods of Choice & Promise

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    Bierbaum, Ariel H; Vincent, Jeffrey M; McKoy, Deborah L

    2009-01-01

    The Mechanics of City?School Initiatives: Transforming November 2009  The Mechanics of City?School Initiatives: Choice & Promise  The Mechanics of City?School Initiatives: 

  3. Development of the first nonhydrostatic nested-grid grid-point global atmospheric modeling system on parallel machines

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    Kao, C.Y.J.; Langley, D.L.; Reisner, J.M.; Smith, W.S.

    1998-11-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Evaluating the importance of global and regional climate response to increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases requires a comprehensive global atmospheric modeling system (GAMS) capable of simulations over a wide range of atmospheric circulations, from complex terrain to continental scales, on high-performance computers. Unfortunately, all of the existing global circulation models (GCMs) do not meet this requirements, because they suffer from one or more of the following three shortcomings: (1) use of the hydrostatic approximation, which makes the models potentially ill-posed; (2) lack of a nested-grid (or multi-grid) capability, which makes it difficult to consistently evaluate the regional climate response to the global warming, and (3) spherical spectral (opposed to grid-point finite-difference) representation of model variables, which hinders model performance for parallel machine applications. The end product of the research is a highly modularized, multi-gridded, self-calibratable (for further parameterization development) global modeling system with state-of-the-science physics and chemistry. This system will be suitable for a suite of atmospheric problems: from local circulations to climate, from thunderstorms to global cloud radiative forcing, from urban pollution to global greenhouse trace gases, and from the guiding of field experiments to coupling with ocean models. It will also provide a unique testbed for high-performance computing architecture.

  4. Considerations for realistic ECCS evaluation methodology for LWRs

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    Rohatgi, U.S.; Saha, P.; Chexal, V.K.

    1985-01-01

    This paper identifies the various phenomena which govern the course of large and small break LOCAs in LWRs, and affect the key parameters such as Peak Clad Temperature (PCT) and timing of the end of blowdown, beginning of reflood, PCT, and complete quench. A review of the best-estimate models and correlations for these phenomena in the current literature has been presented. Finally, a set of models have been recommended which may be incorporated in a present best-estimate code such as TRAC or RELAP5 in order to develop a realistic ECCS evaluation methodology for future LWRs and have also been compared with the requirements of current ECCS evaluation methodology as outlined in Appendix K of 10CFR50. 58 refs.

  5. Cost Methodology for Biomass Feedstocks: Herbaceous Crops and Agricultural Residues

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    Turhollow Jr, Anthony F; Webb, Erin; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine

    2009-12-01

    This report describes a set of procedures and assumptions used to estimate production and logistics costs of bioenergy feedstocks from herbaceous crops and agricultural residues. The engineering-economic analysis discussed here is based on methodologies developed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). An engineering-economic analysis approach was chosen due to lack of historical cost data for bioenergy feedstocks. Instead, costs are calculated using assumptions for equipment performance, input prices, and yield data derived from equipment manufacturers, research literature, and/or standards. Cost estimates account for fixed and variable costs. Several examples of this costing methodology used to estimate feedstock logistics costs are included at the end of this report.

  6. S H R P School of Health Related Professions Choices...Masters in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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    Delgado, Mauricio

    it's all about S H R P School of Health Related Professions Choices...Masters in Psychiatric E N C E D E G R E E I N Students who choose UMDNJ's School of Health Related Professions want A B I L I T A T I O N Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychiatric Rehabilitation profession- als provide

  7. Choices...S H R P School of Health Related Professions BS in Health Sciences

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    Delgado, Mauricio

    it's all about Choices...S H R P School of Health Related Professions BS in Health Sciences_tech_support.htm Students who choose UMDNJ's School of Health Related Professions want a University. Frequently Asked Questions What is the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)? UMDNJ

  8. Editor's Choice Series on Sharing Data and Materials Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials

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    Eddy, Sean

    Editor's Choice Series on Sharing Data and Materials Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The publication of experimental results and shar- ing of research materials related types of data and materials. However, there recently has been concern that, in practice, publication

  9. American black bear habitat selection in northern lower peninsula, Michigan, USA, using discrete-choice modeling

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    Brown, Daniel G.

    data better than others; both indicated that locations of bears were negatively associated with water bear harvests, sightings, and nuisance reports. Policy makers and wildlife managers can prepare 1991­2000 for 20 males and 35 females. We developed Bayesian random effects discrete-choice models

  10. American black bear habitat selection in northern Lower Peninsula, Michigan, USA, using discrete-choice modeling

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    data better than others; both indicated that locations of bears were negatively associated with water bear harvests, sightings, and nuisance reports. Policy makers and wildlife managers can prepare 1991­2000 for 20 males and 35 females. We developed Bayesian random effects discrete-choice models

  11. Portfolio Choice and Life Insurance H. Huang, M. Milevsky and J. Wang

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    Huang, Huaxiong

    Insurance We study a class of portfolio choice problems that combine life insurance and labor in- come face value of life insurance is remarkably insensitive to the family's risk aversion. KEYWORDS: Actuarial Finance, Personal Risk Management, Portfolio Theory, Hamilton- Jacobi-Bellman Equation, Similarity

  12. Sensor Choice for Parameter Modulations in Digital Musical Instruments: Empirical Evidence from Pitch Modulation

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    Levitin, Daniel

    Sensor Choice for Parameter Modulations in Digital Musical Instruments: Empirical Evidence from instruments (DMIs). While many new DMIs have been created using a variety of sensors, there has been the development of new digital musical instru- ments. A digital musical instrument (DMI) is essentially any

  13. US Vehicle Choice Survey UT Austin Internal Review Board # 2009-03-0095

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    is conducting a research study to explore vehicle choices, under various energy policies and vehicle and usage patterns are important topics. This research project seeks to better understand the patterns) Bus Not applicable Work School Food Shopping Non-food Shopping

  14. Forest Management Regime and Species choice options in a changing environment

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    Forest Management Regime and Species choice ­ options in a changing environment Bill Mason, Forest.mason@forestry.gsi.gov.uk May 18 2010 #12;2 Talk Structure 1. Introduction; 2. Species 3. Forest types; 4. Management regime; 5 essential] to make it more resilient to climate change over the next 50-100 years. Resilience implies

  15. Chapter 4. Multiple Choice Concept Tests: The Force Concept Inventory (FCI)

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    102 Chapter 4. Multiple Choice Concept Tests: The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) I. CHAPTER OVERVIEW In the early 1980s, McDermott,1 Viennot,2 and other physics education researchers3, 4 found that each student concepts in mechanics. At the same time Hestenes and Halloun5 at Arizona State University began developing

  16. Direct Use of Natural Gas: Economic Fuel Choices from the Regional Power

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    Direct Use of Natural Gas: Economic Fuel Choices from the Regional Power System and Consumer's Perspective Council document 2012-01 Background Is it better to use natural gas directly in water heaters; total-energy efficiency, fuel switching, direct use of gas, and others. The natural gas companies

  17. Short Communication Whole blood is the sample matrix of choice for monitoring systemic

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    Short Communication Whole blood is the sample matrix of choice for monitoring systemic triclocarban of TCC indicates that absorbed TCC must be systemically available and thus be present in blood was successfully utilized to assess the systemic TCC levels in exposed humans. 1.1. In vitro experiments Blood from

  18. Willingness to Pay for Strawberries: Effect of Number of Choices Using Nonhypothetical Valuation Procedures 

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    Chavez, Daniel

    2015-07-15

    TO PAY FOR STRAWBERRIES: EFFECT OF NUMBER OF CHOICES USING NONHYPOTHETICAL VALUATION PROCEDURES A Thesis by DANIEL EDUARDO CHAVEZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment.... ......................................................................................... 39 Table 4: Kruskal-Wallis results for WTP for strawberries variety with number of alternatives. ............................................................................................................ 40 Table 5. Wilcoxon rank-sum test z...

  19. Human choice and climate change. Volume 4: What have we learned

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    Rayner, S.; Malone, E.L.

    1997-12-31

    Foreward: Preface; Why study human choice and climate change; The challenge of climate change to the social sciences; Social science insights into climate change; Ten suggestions for policymakers; Key data on human activity and climate change; and Sponsoring organizations, International Advisory Board, and project participants.

  20. Evaluation of Texas-Farmer Choices For The 2014 U.S. Farm Bill 

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    Mazurkiewicz, Stephanie Diane

    2015-07-29

    The 2014 Farm Bill eliminated direct payments to farmers in favor of two alternative safety net programs; Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC). Farmers must make a one-time, irrevocable choice of PLC, a county ARC program...

  1. Modeling the Choice of Residential Location and Home Type: Recent Movers in Austin, Texas

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    -range travel demand forecasting [8]. Of course, residential mobility decisions are complex, involving variousModeling the Choice of Residential Location and Home Type: Recent Movers in Austin, Texas Khandker constrained by home availability across locations of the urban area. Thus, a focus simply on residential

  2. Online optimization and choice of optimization variables for control of heat exchanger networks

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    On­line optimization and choice of optimization variables for control of heat exchanger networks B operation of a general heat exchanger network with given structure, heat exchanger areas and stream data to any heat exchanger network. Using this model periodically for optimization, the operating conditions

  3. On-line optimization and choice of optimization variables for control of heat exchanger networks

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    On-line optimization and choice of optimization variables for control of heat exchanger networks B operation of a general heat exchanger network with given structure, heat exchanger areas and stream data to any heat exchanger network. Using this model periodically for optimization, the operating conditions

  4. Asynchronous or synchronous? A misleading choice. Scott Fairbanks and Simon Moore

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    Moore, Simon

    to generate and globally distribute timing signals. The first paper questions the synchronous assumptionsAsynchronous or synchronous? A misleading choice. Scott Fairbanks and Simon Moore 15 May 2004 as the technology that will progress the art of compu- tation when the timing assumptions that hold the synchronous

  5. Joint leverage and maturity choices in real estate firms: The role of the REIT status

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    Alcock, Jamie T.; Steiner, Eva; Tan, Kelvin J. K.

    2012-05-22

    We explore the interdependence of leverage and debt maturity choices in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and unregulated listed real estate investment companies in the U.S. for the period 1973-2011. We find that the leverage and maturity...

  6. IT STANDARDS CHOICES AND INDUSTRY STRUCTURE OUTCOMES: THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES HOME MORTGAGE INDUSTRY

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    Steinfield, Charles

    applicable to many industries. This paper explores the potential industry structure effects of verticalIT STANDARDS CHOICES AND INDUSTRY STRUCTURE OUTCOMES: THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES HOME MORTGAGE INDUSTRY Rolf T. Wigand Maulden-Entergy Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science

  7. What is Economics? Economics is the study of choice and decision-

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    Saldin, Dilano

    What is Economics? Economics is the study of choice and decision- making in the face of scarce countries or entire industries such as manufacturing. Career Opportunities and Salary Economics graduates, insurance adjustor, and LettersandScienceCollegeof Contact the Department of Economics: Bolton 802 phone

  8. Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda habitat conservation

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    Lupi, Frank

    Dependence on fuelwood as the major energy source in rural areas of many developing countries has caused uses biomass fuels, accounting for 35% of the energy supplies in the developing countries (World BankANALYSIS Modeling the choice to switch from fuelwood to electricity Implications for giant panda

  9. Comparative Sequencing of Plant Genomes: Choices to Make The first sequenced genome of a plant,

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    Purugganan, Michael D.

    COMMENTARY Comparative Sequencing of Plant Genomes: Choices to Make The first sequenced genome of a plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, was published ,6 years ago (Arabidopsis Genome Initiative, 2000). Since that time, the complete rice genome (Oryza sativa; Goff et al., 2002; Yu et al., 2002; International Rice

  10. Integrated Reasoning and Proof Choice Point Selection in the Jahob System

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    Rinard, Martin

    provides a general integrated reasoning framework, which enables multiple automated reasoning systemsIntegrated Reasoning and Proof Choice Point Selection in the Jahob System (Mechanisms for Program reasoning systems. We have leveraged these systems to build Jahob, a program specification, analysis

  11. An empirical test of partner choice mechanisms in a wild legumerhizobium interaction

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    Sachs, Joel

    species exchange goods and services to their mutual benefit. Trade between partners with conflicting interests requires mechanisms to prevent exploitation. Partner choice theory proposes that individuals might. Our survey of wild-grown plants showed that larger nodules house more Bradyrhizobia, indicating

  12. Non-cooperative Spectrum Access The Dedicated vs. Free Spectrum Choice

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    Zussman, Gil

    Non-cooperative Spectrum Access ­ The Dedicated vs. Free Spectrum Choice Krishna Jagannathan MIT 77 consider a dynamic spectrum access system in which Secondary Users (SUs) choose to either acquire dedicated dedicated bands to SUs. Finally, we extend the scope to a scenario with multi- ple PUs, show that the band

  13. A methodology for simultaneous modeling and control of chemical processes 

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    Zeng, Tong

    1995-01-01

    controller has been developed. Relay mapping S has been applied for the first time in a feedback system. Simulations of this new methodology have been made in several cases, such as using different relay step sizes, and adding disturbance and parameter slow... drift. The simulation results show that the closed loop identification using relay mapping S represents process dynamics in an accurate way. Simulation results also show that the feedback system with relay mapping S has certain advantages over...

  14. Estimation and Reduction Methodologies for Fugitive Emissions from Equipment 

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    Scataglia, A.

    1992-01-01

    and Reduction Methodologies for Fugitive Emissions from Equipment Anthony Scataglia, Branch Manager, Team, Incorporated, Webster, Texas ABSTRACT Environmental regulations have resulted in the need for industrial facilities to reduce fugitive emissions... from equipment leaks to their lowest possible level. This paper presents and compares approved methods outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for estimating fugitive emissions from equipment leaks, as well as strategies...

  15. Methodologies for Estimating Building Energy Savings Uncertainty: Review and Comparison 

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    Baltazar, J.C.; Sun, Y.; Claridge, D.

    2014-01-01

    CONFERENCE FOR ENHANCED BUILDING OPERATIONS TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY – BEIJING, CHINA –SEPTEMBER 14 -17, 2014 Methodologies for Estimating Building Energy Savings Uncertainty: Review and Comparison Juan-Carlos Baltazar PhD, PE, Yifu Sun EIT, and David Claridge... PhD, P.E. International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations Tsinghua University – Beijing, China –September 14 -17, 2014 ESL-IC-14-09-11a Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China...

  16. Methodology for predicting asphalt concrete overlay life against reflection cracking 

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    Jayawickrama, Priyantha Warnasuriya

    1985-01-01

    METHODOLOGY FOR PREDICTING ASPHALT CONCRETE OVERLAY Lr 8 AGAINST REFLECTION CRACKING A Thesis by PRIYANTHA NARNASURIYA JAYAWICKRAMA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in Partial fulfillment of the requirements.... Experimental investigations carried out at Ohio State University ( 1, 2, 3) and Texas A8M University ( 4, 5, 6 ) have verified the applicability of fracture mechanics principles in predicting fatigue life of asphalt TIP OF THE CRACX /~ // N/i OVERLAY OLD...

  17. Economic and Financial Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects – RGIDECON© 

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    Rister, M. Edward; Rogers, Callie S.; Lacewell, Ronald; Robinson, John; Ellis, John; Sturdivant, Allen

    2009-01-01

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES TR-203 (Revised) 2009 Economic and Financial Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects ? RGIDECON? By: M. Edward Rister Callie S. Rogers Ronald D. Lacewell John R.... C. Robinson John R. Ellis Allen W. Sturdivant Texas AgriLife Research Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas Water Resources Institute Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report August 2009 (originally published October 2002...

  18. A Methodology for Estimating Construction Unit Bid Prices 

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    Erbatur, Osman 1978-

    2012-11-28

    all bids) for the past three years. ? Develop three (sanitary sewer, water, pavement and storm drainage) construction item unit price databases using the data collected. The cost items for the three types of construction improvement projects... estimating provide more reasonable information, such as theoretical distribution functions. 13 Methodology The City of Fort Worth construction projects can be separated into three categories: paving and drainage, water, and sanitary sewer...

  19. Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass

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    Thompson, Vicki S.; Thompson, David N.; Schaller, Kastli D.; Apel, William A.

    2010-06-01

    An enzyme isolated from an extremophilic microbe, and a method for utilizing same is described, and wherein the enzyme displays optimum enzymatic activity at a temperature of greater than about 80.degree. C., and a pH of less than about 2, and further may be useful in methodology including pretreatment of a biomass so as to facilitate the production of an end product.

  20. Title: Single-Inductor Fuel CellLi Ion ChargerSupply IC with Nested Hysteretic Control Suhwan Kim, Student Member, IEEE, and Gabriel A. Rincn-Mora, Fellow, IEEE

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    1 Title: Single-Inductor Fuel Cell­Li Ion Charger­Supply IC with Nested Hysteretic Control Authors, miniaturized devices benefit from deriving energy from fuel cells (FCs) and power from Li Ions, rather than-inductor, dual-input, dual-output (SIDIDO) charger-supply 0.5-µm CMOS IC with a nested hysteretic-control scheme

  1. Development of a statistically based access delay timeline methodology.

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    Rivera, W. Gary; Robinson, David Gerald; Wyss, Gregory Dane; Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt

    2013-02-01

    The charter for adversarial delay is to hinder access to critical resources through the use of physical systems increasing an adversary's task time. The traditional method for characterizing access delay has been a simple model focused on accumulating times required to complete each task with little regard to uncertainty, complexity, or decreased efficiency associated with multiple sequential tasks or stress. The delay associated with any given barrier or path is further discounted to worst-case, and often unrealistic, times based on a high-level adversary, resulting in a highly conservative calculation of total delay. This leads to delay systems that require significant funding and personnel resources in order to defend against the assumed threat, which for many sites and applications becomes cost prohibitive. A new methodology has been developed that considers the uncertainties inherent in the problem to develop a realistic timeline distribution for a given adversary path. This new methodology incorporates advanced Bayesian statistical theory and methodologies, taking into account small sample size, expert judgment, human factors and threat uncertainty. The result is an algorithm that can calculate a probability distribution function of delay times directly related to system risk. Through further analysis, the access delay analyst or end user can use the results in making informed decisions while weighing benefits against risks, ultimately resulting in greater system effectiveness with lower cost.

  2. Design methodology for rock excavations at the Yucca Mountain project

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    Alber, M.; Bieniawski, Z.T.

    1993-12-31

    The problems involved in the design of the proposed underground repository for high-level nuclear waste call for novel design approaches. Guidelines for the design are given by the Mission Plan Amendment in which licensing and regulatory aspects have to be satisfied. Moreover, systems engineering was proposed, advocating a top-down approach leading to the identification of discrete, implementable system elements. These objectives for the design process can be integrated in an engineering design methodology. While design methodologies for some engineering disciplines are available, they were of limited use for rock engineering because of the inherent uncertainties about the geologic media. Based on the axiomatic design approach of Suh, Bieniawski developed a methodology for design in rock. Design principles and design stages are clearly stated to assist in effective decision making. For overall performance goals, the domain of objectives is defined through components (DCs) - representing a design solution - satisfy the FRs, resulting in discrete, independent functional relations. Implementation is satisfied by evaluation and optimization of the design with respect to the constructibility of the design components.

  3. Flammability Assessment Methodology Program Phase I: Final Report

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    C. A. Loehr; S. M. Djordjevic; K. J. Liekhus; M. J. Connolly

    1997-09-01

    The Flammability Assessment Methodology Program (FAMP) was established to investigate the flammability of gas mixtures found in transuranic (TRU) waste containers. The FAMP results provide a basis for increasing the permissible concentrations of flammable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in TRU waste containers. The FAMP results will be used to modify the ''Safety Analysis Report for the TRUPACT-II Shipping Package'' (TRUPACT-II SARP) upon acceptance of the methodology by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Implementation of the methodology would substantially increase the number of drums that can be shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) without repackaging or treatment. Central to the program was experimental testing and modeling to predict the gas mixture lower explosive limit (MLEL) of gases observed in TRU waste containers. The experimental data supported selection of an MLEL model that was used in constructing screening limits for flammable VOC and flammable gas concentrations. The MLEL values predicted by the model for individual drums will be utilized to assess flammability for drums that do not meet the screening criteria. Finally, the predicted MLEL values will be used to derive acceptable gas generation rates, decay heat limits, and aspiration time requirements for drums that do not pass the screening limits. The results of the program demonstrate that an increased number of waste containers can be shipped to WIPP within the flammability safety envelope established in the TRUPACT-II SARP.

  4. Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Methodologies and Challenges

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    Vaiman, Marianna; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Chowdhury, Badrul; Dobson, Ian; Hines, Paul; Papic, Milorad; Miller, Stephen; Zhang, Pei

    2012-05-31

    Abstract- This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures Task Force under IEEE Computer Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS). The task force's previous papers are focused on general aspects of cascading outages such as understanding, prediction, prevention and restoration from cascading failures. This is the first of two new papers, which extend this previous work to summarize the state of the art in cascading failure risk analysis methodologies and modeling tools. This paper is intended to be a reference document to summarize the state of the art in the methodologies for performing risk assessment of cascading outages caused by some initiating event(s). A risk assessment should cover the entire potential chain of cascades starting with the initiating event(s) and ending with some final condition(s). However, this is a difficult task and heuristic approaches and approximations have been suggested. This paper discusses different approaches to this and suggests directions for future development of methodologies. The second paper summarizes the state of the art in modeling tools for risk assessment of cascading outages.

  5. Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Part I - Overview of Methodologies

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    Vaiman, Marianna; Bell, Keith; Chen, Yousu; Chowdhury, Badrul; Dobson, Ian; Hines, Paul; Papic, Milorad; Miller, Stephen; Zhang, Pei

    2011-07-31

    This paper is a result of ongoing activity carried out by Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures Task Force under IEEE Computer Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS). The task force's previous papers are focused on general aspects of cascading outages such as understanding, prediction, prevention and restoration from cascading failures. This is the first of two new papers, which will extend this previous work to summarize the state of the art in cascading failure risk analysis methodologies and modeling tools. This paper is intended to be a reference document to summarize the state of the art in the methodologies for performing risk assessment of cascading outages caused by some initiating event(s). A risk assessment should cover the entire potential chain of cascades starting with the initiating event(s) and ending with some final condition(s). However, this is a difficult task and heuristic approaches and approximations have been suggested. This paper discusses diffeent approaches to this and suggests directions for future development of methodologies.

  6. Probabilistic Based Design Methodology for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks

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    Sun, Xin; Tartakovsky, Alexandre M.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

    2009-05-01

    A probabilistic-based component design methodology is developed for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack. This method takes into account the randomness in SOFC material properties as well as the stresses arising from different manufacturing and operating conditions. The purpose of this work is to provide the SOFC designers a design methodology such that desired level of component reliability can be achieved with deterministic design functions using an equivalent safety factor to account for the uncertainties in material properties and structural stresses. Multi-physics-based finite element analyses were used to predict the electrochemical and thermal mechanical responses of SOFC stacks with different geometric variations and under different operating conditions. Failures in the anode and the seal were used as design examples. The predicted maximum principal stresses in the anode and the seal were compared with the experimentally determined strength characteristics for the anode and the seal respectively. Component failure probabilities for the current design were then calculated under different operating conditions. It was found that anode failure probability is very low under all conditions examined. The seal failure probability is relatively high, particularly for high fuel utilization rate under low average cell temperature. Next, the procedures for calculating the equivalent safety factors for anode and seal were demonstrated such that uniform failure probability of the anode and seal can be achieved. Analysis procedures were also included for non-normal distributed random variables such that more realistic distributions of strength and stress can be analyzed using the proposed design methodology.

  7. Simplified Plant Analysis Risk (SPAR) Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Methodology: Comparisons with other HRA Methods

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    Byers, James Clifford; Gertman, David Ira; Hill, Susan Gardiner; Blackman, Harold Stabler; Gentillon, Cynthia Ann; Hallbert, Bruce Perry; Haney, Lon Nolan

    2000-08-01

    The 1994 Accident Sequence Precursor (ASP) human reliability analysis (HRA) methodology was developed for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) in 1994 by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). It was decided to revise that methodology for use by the Simplified Plant Analysis Risk (SPAR) program. The 1994 ASP HRA methodology was compared, by a team of analysts, on a point-by-point basis to a variety of other HRA methods and sources. This paper briefly discusses how the comparisons were made and how the 1994 ASP HRA methodology was revised to incorporate desirable aspects of other methods. The revised methodology was renamed the SPAR HRA methodology.

  8. Simplified plant analysis risk (SPAR) human reliability analysis (HRA) methodology: Comparisons with other HRA methods

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    J. C. Byers; D. I. Gertman; S. G. Hill; H. S. Blackman; C. D. Gentillon; B. P. Hallbert; L. N. Haney

    2000-07-31

    The 1994 Accident Sequence Precursor (ASP) human reliability analysis (HRA) methodology was developed for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) in 1994 by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). It was decided to revise that methodology for use by the Simplified Plant Analysis Risk (SPAR) program. The 1994 ASP HRA methodology was compared, by a team of analysts, on a point-by-point basis to a variety of other HRA methods and sources. This paper briefly discusses how the comparisons were made and how the 1994 ASP HRA methodology was revised to incorporate desirable aspects of other methods. The revised methodology was renamed the SPAR HRA methodology.

  9. Nested Narratives Final Report.

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    Wilson, Andrew T.; Pattengale, Nicholas D.; Forsythe, James C.; Carvey, Bradley John

    2015-02-01

    In cybersecurity forensics and incident response, the story of what has happened is the most impor- tant artifact yet the one least supported by tools and techniques. Existing tools focus on gathering and manipulating low-level data to allow an analyst to investigate exactly what happened on a host system or a network. Higher-level analysis is usually left to whatever ad hoc tools and techniques an individual may have developed. We discuss visual representations of narrative in the context of cybersecurity incidents with an eye toward multi-scale illustration of actions and actors. We envision that this representation could smoothly encompass individual packets on a wire at the lowest level and nation-state-level actors at the highest. We present progress to date, discuss the impact of technical risk on this project and highlight opportunities for future work.

  10. Porting Choices to ARM Architecture Based Platforms Francis M. David, Ellick M. Chan, Jeffrey C. Carlyle, Roy H. Campbell

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    Campbell, Roy

    Porting Choices to ARM Architecture Based Platforms Francis M. David, Ellick M. Chan, Jeffrey C system, has been ported to the ARM architecture. The porting effort was based on the exising code-base for the SPARC pro- cessor based SPARCStation 1. Choices supports two ARM-based machine configurations: the Texas

  11. System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After;System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies Developing new aftertreatment technologies to meet emission regulations for diesel engines is a growing

  12. Development of an engineering methodology for thermal analysis of protected structural members in fire 

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    Liang, Hong; Welch, Stephen

    In order to overcome the limitations of existing methodologies for thermal analysis of protected structural members in fire, a novel CFD-based methodology has been developed. This is a generalised quasi- 3D approach with ...

  13. The potential for reducing carbon emissions from increased efficiency : a general equilibrium methodology

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    Blitzer, Charles R.

    1990-01-01

    This paper presents a methodology for analyzing the potential for reduction in carbon emissions through increased fuel efficiency and provides an illustration of the method. The methodology employed is a multisectoral, ...

  14. A methodology for in-situ calibration of steam boiler instrumentation 

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    Wei, Guanghua

    1997-01-01

    This thesis presents a broadly useful diagnostic methodology to engineers and plant managers for finding the in-situ operating characteristics of power plant boilers when metered data is either missing or obviously erroneous. The methodology is able...

  15. An integrated methodology for the performance and reliability evaluation of fault-tolerant systems

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    Domínguez-García, Alejandro D. (Alejandro Dan)

    2007-01-01

    This thesis proposes a new methodology for the integrated performance and reliability evaluation of embedded fault-tolerant systems used in aircraft, space, tactical, and automotive applications. This methodology uses a ...

  16. Developmental of a Vapor Cloud Explosion Risk Analysis Tool Using Exceedance Methodology 

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    Alghamdi, Salem

    2012-10-19

    to buildings based on exceedance methodology. This methodology was developed in a computer program which is used to support this thesis. The proposed model considers all possible gas release scenarios through the use of the Monte Carlo simulation. The risk...

  17. A Calibration Methodology for Retrofit Projects Using Short-Term Monitoring and Disaggregated Energy Use Data 

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    Soebarto, V. I.; Degelman, L. O.

    1996-01-01

    This paper presents an improved methodology to calibrate energy simulation models to better represent the actual energy use breakdowns in existing buildings. The goal of this methodology is to help architects and engineers accurately determine...

  18. New methodologies for top-down statistical modeling and optimization of integrated circuits 

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    Alexander, Daniel D.

    1996-01-01

    New methodologies intended to facilitate system level design and optimization are developed. Specifically, these methodologies allow: (1) development of system level models for the purpose of gathering statistical data on the performance of large...

  19. NWEC Comments: Environmental Costs and Benefits 1 Methodology for Determining Quantifiable Environmental Costs

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    NWEC Comments: Environmental Costs and Benefits 1 Methodology for Determining Quantifiable Environmental Costs and Benefits Comments of the NW Energy Coalition October 31, 2014 Introduction: Applying (Council) to include a methodology for determining quantifiable environmental costs and benefits in its

  20. A New Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Physical Parameters

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    Victoria, University of

    A New Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Methodology for Frequency Domain Analysis of Wave Energy Converters with Periodically Varying Physical of Mechanical Engineering) ABSTRACT Within a wave energy converter's operational bandwidth, device operation

  1. Attack Methodology Analysis: Emerging Trends in Computer-Based Attack Methodologies and Their Applicability to Control System Networks

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    Bri Rolston

    2005-06-01

    Threat characterization is a key component in evaluating the threat faced by control systems. Without a thorough understanding of the threat faced by critical infrastructure networks, adequate resources cannot be allocated or directed effectively to the defense of these systems. Traditional methods of threat analysis focus on identifying the capabilities and motivations of a specific attacker, assessing the value the adversary would place on targeted systems, and deploying defenses according to the threat posed by the potential adversary. Too many effective exploits and tools exist and are easily accessible to anyone with access to an Internet connection, minimal technical skills, and a significantly reduced motivational threshold to be able to narrow the field of potential adversaries effectively. Understanding how hackers evaluate new IT security research and incorporate significant new ideas into their own tools provides a means of anticipating how IT systems are most likely to be attacked in the future. This research, Attack Methodology Analysis (AMA), could supply pertinent information on how to detect and stop new types of attacks. Since the exploit methodologies and attack vectors developed in the general Information Technology (IT) arena can be converted for use against control system environments, assessing areas in which cutting edge exploit development and remediation techniques are occurring can provide significance intelligence for control system network exploitation, defense, and a means of assessing threat without identifying specific capabilities of individual opponents. Attack Methodology Analysis begins with the study of what exploit technology and attack methodologies are being developed in the Information Technology (IT) security research community within the black and white hat community. Once a solid understanding of the cutting edge security research is established, emerging trends in attack methodology can be identified and the gap between those threats and the defensive capabilities of control systems can be analyzed. The results of the gap analysis drive changes in the cyber security of critical infrastructure networks to close the gap between current exploits and existing defenses. The analysis also provides defenders with an idea of how threat technology is evolving and how defenses will need to be modified to address these emerging trends.

  2. Sampling and Census 2000--Methodological Issues: Report to the Donner Foundation

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 B.7 Migration in hopes of resolving ongoing technical disputes. Our primary mission is to discuss key methodological

  3. A Methodology and Tool Support for the Design and Evaluation of Fault Tolerant, Distributed Embedded Systems

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    McKelvin, Jr., Mark Lee

    2011-01-01

    Complexity of Embedded Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fault Tolerant Design of Distributed Embedded Systems DesignMethodologies for Embedded Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Systems: A methodology to better simulate soot reactivity

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Discussed development of a methodology for creating accurate soot models for soot samples from various origins with minimal characterization

  5. Photovoltaic-system costing-methodology development. Final report

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    Not Available

    1982-07-01

    Presented are the results of a study to expand the use of standardized costing methodologies in the National Photovoltaics Program. The costing standards, which include SAMIS for manufacturing costs and M and D for marketing and distribution costs, have been applied to concentrator collectors and power-conditioning units. The M and D model was also computerized. Finally, a uniform construction cost-accounting structure was developed for use in photovoltaic test and application projects. The appendices contain example cases which demonstrate the use of the models.

  6. Methodology for EIA Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Estimates

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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 WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDid you notHeatMaRIEdioxide capture | Center forDioxide CaptureMethodology

  7. Methodology for Clustering High-Resolution Spatiotemporal Solar Resource Data

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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 Administration wouldMass map shines light on dark matterEnergy Innovation PortalPrinceton---Methodology for

  8. Methodology for Improved Adhesion for Deposited Fluorinated Transparent

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

    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 Administration wouldMass map shines light on dark matterEnergy Innovation PortalPrinceton---Methodology

  9. Understanding the Effect of Baseline Modeling Implementation Choices on Analysis of Demand Response Performance

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    University of California, Berkeley; Addy, Nathan; Kiliccote, Sila; Mathieu, Johanna; Callaway, Duncan S.

    2012-06-13

    Accurate evaluation of the performance of buildings participating in Demand Response (DR) programs is critical to the adoption and improvement of these programs. Typically, we calculate load sheds during DR events by comparing observed electric demand against counterfactual predictions made using statistical baseline models. Many baseline models exist and these models can produce different shed calculations. Moreover, modelers implementing the same baseline model can make different modeling implementation choices, which may affect shed estimates. In this work, using real data, we analyze the effect of different modeling implementation choices on shed predictions. We focused on five issues: weather data source, resolution of data, methods for determining when buildings are occupied, methods for aligning building data with temperature data, and methods for power outage filtering. Results indicate sensitivity to the weather data source and data filtration methods as well as an immediate potential for automation of methods to choose building occupied modes.

  10. The fairness hypothesis and managing the risks of societal technology choices

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    Cantor, R.; Rayner, S.

    1987-01-01

    Much of the literature on risk perception and management published over the last few years has asked how society should resolve the question, ''How safe is safe enough.'' This paper argues that, from a societal risk-management perspective, we should be addressing a different range of questions that views societal risk as a whole rather than as the sum of individual hazards. Resolving the question, ''How safe is safe enough.'' is less important in making societal technology choices than ''How fair is safe enough.'' A recent empirical pilot study is reported which explored the fairness hypothesis in the context of nuclear power. The results indicate that the process of technology choice should recognize explicitly the preferred principles different parties hold with respect to obtaining consent from those affected by the risks, distributing the liabilities, and justifying trust in the relevant institutions. The paper closes with a discussion of future prospects for the fairness approach to areas such as noxious facility siting.

  11. Impact of informed-choice invitations on diabetes screening knowledge, attitude and intentions: an analogue study

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    Mann, Eleanor; Kellar, Ian; Sutton, Stephen; Kinmonth, Ann Louise; Hankins, Matthew; Griffin, Simon J.; Marteau, Theresa M.

    2010-12-17

    reflecting low motivation to attend. Saidi, Sutton and Bickler [31] found practical barriers were the most commonly reported reason for non-attendance in the unemployed. Most interventions designed to facilitate informed choices concentrate on increasing... , Fiset V, Barry M: Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) 2003, , 2: CD001431. 31. Saidi G, Sutton S, Bickler G: A predictive study of reasons for attendance and non...

  12. Your Genes, Your Choices: Exploring the Issues Raised by Genetic Research

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    Baker, C.

    1999-05-31

    Your Genes, Your Choices provides accurate information about the ethical, legal, and social implications of the Human Genome Project and genetic research in an easy-to-read style and format. Each chapter in the book begins with a brief vignette, which introduces an issue within a human story, and raises a question for the reader to think about as the basic science and information are presented in the rest of the chapter.

  13. Changing the Numbers: UK Directory Enquiries Deregulation and the Failure of Choice

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    Pollock, Rufus

    variety of markets especially in the areas of telecommunications, physical utilities (water, electricity etc) and transportation. However, free competition by leading to a proliferation of choice, may have deleterious effects if consumers are poorly... the most expensive. Furthermore, the differences in price are substan- tial: the most expensive numbers (which includes the largest) are almost twice as costly as the cheapest numbers. Second, there is no clear relationship between price and accuracy (this...

  14. Role of liability preferences in societal technology choices: results of a pilot study

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    Cantor, R.; Rayner, S.; Braid, B.

    1985-01-01

    At the 1984 Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, Steve Rayner presented a paper that challenged the conventional wisdom of risk management research. In that paper, he argued that resolving the question, ''How safe is safe enough.'' is less important in making societal technology choices than ''How fair is safe enough.'' Adopting the fairness question as the concern of risk management would imply that the process of technology choice explicitly recognize the preferred principles different parties hold with respect to obtaining consent from those affected by the risks, distributing the liabilities, and justifying trust in the relevant institutions. This paper discusses a recent empirical pilot study which explored the fairness hypothesis in the context of nuclear power. Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted to examine whether or not preferred principles for liability distributions were consistent with those suggested by the cultural characteristics of the constituency. The results suggest that for this type of societal technology choice, violation of these preferred principles may be a major source of the conflict between different constituencies. Additionally, the study contributes towards the development of a new approach in risk management that combines the cultural model of risk perceptions with the decision-theoretic approaches found in economics and psychology.

  15. Methodology assessment and recommendations for the Mars science laboratory launch safety analysis.

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    Sturgis, Beverly Rainwater; Metzinger, Kurt Evan; Powers, Dana Auburn; Atcitty, Christopher B.; Robinson, David B; Hewson, John C.; Bixler, Nathan E.; Dodson, Brian W.; Potter, Donald L.; Kelly, John E.; MacLean, Heather J.; Bergeron, Kenneth Donald; Bessette, Gregory Carl; Lipinski, Ronald J.

    2006-09-01

    The Department of Energy has assigned to Sandia National Laboratories the responsibility of producing a Safety Analysis Report (SAR) for the plutonium-dioxide fueled Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) proposed to be used in the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) is anticipating a launch in fall of 2009, and the SAR will play a critical role in the launch approval process. As in past safety evaluations of MMRTG missions, a wide range of potential accident conditions differing widely in probability and seventy must be considered, and the resulting risk to the public will be presented in the form of probability distribution functions of health effects in terms of latent cancer fatalities. The basic descriptions of accident cases will be provided by NASA in the MSL SAR Databook for the mission, and on the basis of these descriptions, Sandia will apply a variety of sophisticated computational simulation tools to evaluate the potential release of plutonium dioxide, its transport to human populations, and the consequent health effects. The first step in carrying out this project is to evaluate the existing computational analysis tools (computer codes) for suitability to the analysis and, when appropriate, to identify areas where modifications or improvements are warranted. The overall calculation of health risks can be divided into three levels of analysis. Level A involves detailed simulations of the interactions of the MMRTG or its components with the broad range of insults (e.g., shrapnel, blast waves, fires) posed by the various accident environments. There are a number of candidate codes for this level; they are typically high resolution computational simulation tools that capture details of each type of interaction and that can predict damage and plutonium dioxide release for a range of choices of controlling parameters. Level B utilizes these detailed results to study many thousands of possible event sequences and to build up a statistical representation of the releases for each accident case. A code to carry out this process will have to be developed or adapted from previous MMRTG missions. Finally, Level C translates the release (or ''source term'') information from Level B into public risk by applying models for atmospheric transport and the health consequences of exposure to the released plutonium dioxide. A number of candidate codes for this level of analysis are available. This report surveys the range of available codes and tools for each of these levels and makes recommendations for which choices are best for the MSL mission. It also identities areas where improvements to the codes are needed. In some cases a second tier of codes may be identified to provide supporting or clarifying insight about particular issues. The main focus of the methodology assessment is to identify a suite of computational tools that can produce a high quality SAR that can be successfully reviewed by external bodies (such as the Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Panel) on the schedule established by NASA and DOE.

  16. Methodology Using MELCOR Code to Model Proposed Hazard Scenario

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    Gavin Hawkley

    2010-07-01

    This study demonstrates a methodology for using the MELCOR code to model a proposed hazard scenario within a building containing radioactive powder, and the subsequent evaluation of a leak path factor (LPF) (or the amount of respirable material which that escapes a facility into the outside environment), implicit in the scenario. This LPF evaluation will analyzes the basis and applicability of an assumed standard multiplication of 0.5 × 0.5 (in which 0.5 represents the amount of material assumed to leave one area and enter another), for calculating an LPF value. The outside release is dependsent upon the ventilation/filtration system, both filtered and un-filtered, and from other pathways from the building, such as doorways (, both open and closed). This study is presents ed to show how the multiple leak path factorsLPFs from the interior building can be evaluated in a combinatory process in which a total leak path factorLPF is calculated, thus addressing the assumed multiplication, and allowing for the designation and assessment of a respirable source term (ST) for later consequence analysis, in which: the propagation of material released into the environmental atmosphere can be modeled and the dose received by a receptor placed downwind can be estimated and the distance adjusted to maintains such exposures as low as reasonably achievableALARA.. Also, this study will briefly addresses particle characteristics thatwhich affect atmospheric particle dispersion, and compares this dispersion with leak path factorLPF methodology.

  17. Renewable Energy Assessment Methodology for Japanese OCONUS Army Installations

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    Solana, Amy E.; Horner, Jacob A.; Russo, Bryan J.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Kora, Angela R.; Weimar, Mark R.; Hand, James R.; Orrell, Alice C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.

    2010-08-30

    Since 2005, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been asked by Installation Management Command (IMCOM) to conduct strategic assessments at selected US Army installations of the potential use of renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, waste, and ground source heat pumps (GSHPs). IMCOM has the same economic, security, and legal drivers to develop alternative, renewable energy resources overseas as it has for installations located in the US. The approach for continental US (CONUS) studies has been to use known, US-based renewable resource characterizations and information sources coupled with local, site-specific sources and interviews. However, the extent to which this sort of data might be available for outside the continental US (OCONUS) sites was unknown. An assessment at Camp Zama, Japan was completed as a trial to test the applicability of the CONUS methodology at OCONUS installations. It was found that, with some help from Camp Zama personnel in translating and locating a few Japanese sources, there was relatively little difficulty in finding sources that should provide a solid basis for conducting an assessment of comparable depth to those conducted for US installations. Project implementation will likely be more of a challenge, but the feasibility analysis will be able to use the same basic steps, with some adjusted inputs, as PNNL’s established renewable resource assessment methodology.

  18. A Library-Based Synthesis Methodology for Reversible Logic

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    Mehdi Saeedi; Mehdi Sedighi; Morteza Saheb Zamani

    2010-04-10

    In this paper, a library-based synthesis methodology for reversible circuits is proposed where a reversible specification is considered as a permutation comprising a set of cycles. To this end, a pre-synthesis optimization step is introduced to construct a reversible specification from an irreversible function. In addition, a cycle-based representation model is presented to be used as an intermediate format in the proposed synthesis methodology. The selected intermediate format serves as a focal point for all potential representation models. In order to synthesize a given function, a library containing seven building blocks is used where each building block is a cycle of length less than 6. To synthesize large cycles, we also propose a decomposition algorithm which produces all possible minimal and inequivalent factorizations for a given cycle of length greater than 5. All decompositions contain the maximum number of disjoint cycles. The generated decompositions are used in conjunction with a novel cycle assignment algorithm which is proposed based on the graph matching problem to select the best possible cycle pairs. Then, each pair is synthesized by using the available components of the library. The decomposition algorithm together with the cycle assignment method are considered as a binding method which selects a building block from the library for each cycle. Finally, a post-synthesis optimization step is introduced to optimize the synthesis results in terms of different costs.

  19. Handbook of five methodologies for the assessment of load management

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    Not Available

    1980-02-01

    This report provides a summary description and evaluation of five methodologies that have been developed for the assessment of utility costs and benefits of load-management programs, including marginal-costing methodologies and an integrated set of utility-system planning and production costing models. Of the two basic methods, the first uses marginal-cost data to compute the cumulative reduction in utility-system costs realized in moving units of load from periods of high marginal cost to periods of low marginal cost. The present value of these cost savings may be compared directly with the costs of implementing the load-management program. The second method relies on an evaluation of future total-system costs. System planning and production-costing models are used to calculate the total fixed and variable costs of meeting baseline and alternative-load configurations. The difference between baseline system costs and the costs with load management may then be compared to the costs of implementing the program. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are summarized briefly.

  20. Modeling the effects of river flow on population dynamics of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) and least terns (Sternula antillarum) nesting on the Missouri River

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    Buenau, Kate E.; Hiller, Tim L.; Tyre, Andrew J.

    2014-10-01

    Humans make extensive use of rivers and floodplains for economic benefits including agriculture, hydropower, commerce and recreation. Economic development of floodplains subsequently requires control of river levels to avoid flood damage. This process began in the Missouri River basin in the 1890s with the construction of a series of hydropower dams in Montana and escalated to new levels with the approval of the Pick-Sloan plan in the 1944 Flood Control Act. Maximizing these human uses of the river led to changes in and losses of hydrological and ecological processes, ultimately resulting in the federal listing of three fish and wildlife species under the Endangered Species Act: the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhyncus albus; 1983), the piping plover (Charadrius melodus; 1984), and the interior population of least tern (Sternula antillarum; 1985). The listing of terns and plovers did not affect river management until the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed to modify the governing document of the Missouri River Mainstem System, the Master Manual, a process which was completed in 2003. Although there was little disagreement over the habitat conditions that terns and plovers used for nesting, there was substantial disagreement over the amount of habitat necessary for terns and plovers to meet population recovery goals. Answering this question requires forecasting species-specific population responses to dynamic habitat affected by both human actions (reservoir management and habitat restoration) and natural variability in precipitation. Piping plovers and least terns nest along the Missouri River from Fort Peck, Montana to just north of Sioux City, Iowa (Figure 1). Both species prefer to nest on sand and fine gravel substrates with no or sparse vegetation cover (Prindiville Gaines and Ryan, 1988; Sherfy et al., 2012), such as riverine sandbars (emergent sandbar habitat; ESH). Piping plovers also nest on reservoir shorelines that lack vegetation cover (Anteau et al., 2012). The amount of ESH available for nesting in a given year is strongly affected by the amount of water entering the Missouri River system through precipitation and the management of water flow from six reservoirs operated by the USACE on the mainstem Missouri River. Prior to the construction of dams, the Missouri River experienced bimodal peak flows in spring and early summer in concordance with the melting of plains and mountain snowpack (Galat and Lipkin, 2000). Flows decreased during summer months, with river stage then dependent upon rainfall. The combination of consistent high flows and occasional extreme high flows, together with the meandering characteristic of the river, regularly reshaped and scoured vegetation from ESH.

  1. How Assessing Plasticity Design Choices Can Improve UI Quality: A Case Study

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    recorded in terms of their influence on UI ergonomic quality, using Ergonomic Criteria. The interesting, quality in use. ACM classification H.5.2 User Interfaces: Evaluation/methodology. General terms Design] for example). Regarding ergonomic quality, changing the platform is frequently considered at first sight

  2. THREE ESSAYS ON THE CHOICE OF DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURES IN ALLIANCES AND OTHER COMBINED VENTURES AND THE PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS OF SUCH CHOICE AT THE DYADIC AND FIRM LEVELS

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    Martynov, Aleksey

    2011-07-07

    The optimal choice of a decision-making structure in alliances and other combined ventures is an important yet underexplored question. There is no single theory that predicts what types of decision-making structures will be optimal in different...

  3. Advanced Fuel Cycle Economic Tools, Algorithms, and Methodologies

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    David E. Shropshire

    2009-05-01

    The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Systems Analysis supports engineering economic analyses and trade-studies, and requires a requisite reference cost basis to support adequate analysis rigor. In this regard, the AFCI program has created a reference set of economic documentation. The documentation consists of the “Advanced Fuel Cycle (AFC) Cost Basis” report (Shropshire, et al. 2007), “AFCI Economic Analysis” report, and the “AFCI Economic Tools, Algorithms, and Methodologies Report.” Together, these documents provide the reference cost basis, cost modeling basis, and methodologies needed to support AFCI economic analysis. The application of the reference cost data in the cost and econometric systems analysis models will be supported by this report. These methodologies include: the energy/environment/economic evaluation of nuclear technology penetration in the energy market—domestic and internationally—and impacts on AFCI facility deployment, uranium resource modeling to inform the front-end fuel cycle costs, facility first-of-a-kind to nth-of-a-kind learning with application to deployment of AFCI facilities, cost tradeoffs to meet nuclear non-proliferation requirements, and international nuclear facility supply/demand analysis. The economic analysis will be performed using two cost models. VISION.ECON will be used to evaluate and compare costs under dynamic conditions, consistent with the cases and analysis performed by the AFCI Systems Analysis team. Generation IV Excel Calculations of Nuclear Systems (G4-ECONS) will provide static (snapshot-in-time) cost analysis and will provide a check on the dynamic results. In future analysis, additional AFCI measures may be developed to show the value of AFCI in closing the fuel cycle. Comparisons can show AFCI in terms of reduced global proliferation (e.g., reduction in enrichment), greater sustainability through preservation of a natural resource (e.g., reduction in uranium ore depletion), value from weaning the U.S. from energy imports (e.g., measures of energy self-sufficiency), and minimization of future high level waste (HLW) repositories world-wide.

  4. A total risk assessment methodology for security assessment.

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    Aguilar, Richard; Pless, Daniel J.; Kaplan, Paul Garry; Silva, Consuelo Juanita; Rhea, Ronald Edward; Wyss, Gregory Dane; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton

    2009-06-01

    Sandia National Laboratories performed a two-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project to develop a new collaborative risk assessment method to enable decision makers to fully consider the interrelationships between threat, vulnerability, and consequence. A five-step Total Risk Assessment Methodology was developed to enable interdisciplinary collaborative risk assessment by experts from these disciplines. The objective of this process is promote effective risk management by enabling analysts to identify scenarios that are simultaneously achievable by an adversary, desirable to the adversary, and of concern to the system owner or to society. The basic steps are risk identification, collaborative scenario refinement and evaluation, scenario cohort identification and risk ranking, threat chain mitigation analysis, and residual risk assessment. The method is highly iterative, especially with regard to scenario refinement and evaluation. The Total Risk Assessment Methodology includes objective consideration of relative attack likelihood instead of subjective expert judgment. The 'probability of attack' is not computed, but the relative likelihood for each scenario is assessed through identifying and analyzing scenario cohort groups, which are groups of scenarios with comparable qualities to the scenario being analyzed at both this and other targets. Scenarios for the target under consideration and other targets are placed into cohort groups under an established ranking process that reflects the following three factors: known targeting, achievable consequences, and the resources required for an adversary to have a high likelihood of success. The development of these target cohort groups implements, mathematically, the idea that adversaries are actively choosing among possible attack scenarios and avoiding scenarios that would be significantly suboptimal to their objectives. An adversary who can choose among only a few comparable targets and scenarios (a small comparable target cohort group) is more likely to choose to attack the specific target under analysis because he perceives it to be a relatively unique attack opportunity. The opposite is also true. Thus, total risk is related to the number of targets that exist in each scenario cohort group. This paper describes the Total Risk Assessment Methodology and illustrates it through an example.

  5. Simulation supported POD: Methodology and HFET validation case

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    Jenson, F.; Iakovleva, E. [CEA, LIST, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Dominguez, N. [EADS, Innovation Works Dept., 18 rue Marius Terce, 31025 Toulouse (France)

    2011-06-23

    Structure reliability guaranty requires prior evaluation of non destructive testing methods. The concept of Probability of Detection (POD) is generally used to quantitatively assess performances and reliability of testing operations. Such probabilistic approaches take into account the uncertainties that appear during inspections and that are responsible for the output variability. POD curve determination is based on costly and time consuming experimental campaigns. Increasing demand of NDT configurations requiring POD evaluation makes cost reduction of POD campaigns a major issue. A new trend is to apply simulation in the context of probabilistic approaches in order to replace some of the experimental data required to determine the POD with simulation results. This paper presents results of simulation based POD curves of a high frequency eddy current inspection procedure obtained with the new POD module of CIVA. The methodology used for describing uncertainties on the input simulation parameters is described and comparisons with experimental results are presented and discussed.

  6. Powerline Communications Channel Modelling Methodology Based on Statistical Features

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    Tan, Bo

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposes a new channel modelling method for powerline communications networks based on the multipath profile in the time domain. The new channel model is developed to be applied in a range of Powerline Communications (PLC) research topics such as impulse noise modelling, deployment and coverage studies, and communications theory analysis. To develop the methodology, channels are categorised according to their propagation distance and power delay profile. The statistical multipath parameters such as path arrival time, magnitude and interval for each category are analyzed to build the model. Each generated channel based on the proposed statistical model represents a different realisation of a PLC network. Simulation results in similar the time and frequency domains show that the proposed statistical modelling method, which integrates the impact of network topology presents the PLC channel features as the underlying transmission line theory model. Furthermore, two potential application scenarios are d...

  7. Methodology for Augmenting Existing Paths with Additional Parallel Transects

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    Wilson, John E.

    2013-09-30

    Visual Sample Plan (VSP) is sample planning software that is used, among other purposes, to plan transect sampling paths to detect areas that were potentially used for munition training. This module was developed for application on a large site where existing roads and trails were to be used as primary sampling paths. Gap areas between these primary paths needed to found and covered with parallel transect paths. These gap areas represent areas on the site that are more than a specified distance from a primary path. These added parallel paths needed to optionally be connected together into a single path—the shortest path possible. The paths also needed to optionally be attached to existing primary paths, again with the shortest possible path. Finally, the process must be repeatable and predictable so that the same inputs (primary paths, specified distance, and path options) will result in the same set of new paths every time. This methodology was developed to meet those specifications.

  8. Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual

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    Dirks, James A.; Gorrissen, Willy J.

    2011-11-30

    As the relationship between the national building stock and various global energy issues becomes a greater concern, it has been deemed necessary to develop a system of predicting the energy consumption of large groups of buildings. Ideally this system is to take advantage of the most advanced energy simulation software available, be able to execute runs quickly, and provide concise and useful results at a level of detail that meets the users needs without inundating them with data. The resulting methodology that was developed allows the user to quickly develop and execute energy simulations of many buildings simultaneously, taking advantage of parallel processing to greatly reduce total simulation times. The result of these simulations can then be rapidly condensed and presented in a useful and intuitive manner.

  9. Factors Contributing to the University of Kansas School of Medicine Graduates' Choice of Specialty and Practice Location

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    Nguyen, Emma Hang Thi

    2013-12-31

    2008 graduates at the University of Kansas Medical School. Logistic regression was conducted to determine which factors predict specialty choice and practice location. Results indicated graduates who had a preference for primary care at matriculation...

  10. Calibration methodology for proportional counters applied to yield measurements of a neutron burst

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    Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel E-mail: atarisal@gmail.com; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo; Center for Research and Applications in Plasma Physics and Pulsed Power, P4, Santiago; Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Republica 220, Santiago ; Mayer, Roberto E.

    2014-01-15

    This paper introduces a methodology for the yield measurement of a neutron burst using neutron proportional counters. This methodology is to be applied when single neutron events cannot be resolved in time by nuclear standard electronics, or when a continuous current cannot be measured at the output of the counter. The methodology is based on the calibration of the counter in pulse mode, and the use of a statistical model to estimate the number of detected events from the accumulated charge resulting from the detection of the burst of neutrons. The model is developed and presented in full detail. For the measurement of fast neutron yields generated from plasma focus experiments using a moderated proportional counter, the implementation of the methodology is herein discussed. An experimental verification of the accuracy of the methodology is presented. An improvement of more than one order of magnitude in the accuracy of the detection system is obtained by using this methodology with respect to previous calibration methods.

  11. A multiobjective, multidisciplinary design optimization methodology for the conceptual design of distributed satellite systems

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    Jilla, Cyrus D., 1974-

    2002-01-01

    A multiobjective, multidisciplinary design optimization methodology for mathematically modeling the distributed satellite system (DSS) conceptual design problem as an optimization problem has been developed to advance the ...

  12. Measurement of laminar burning speeds and Markstein lengths using a novel methodology

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    Tahtouh, Toni; Halter, Fabien; Mounaim-Rousselle, Christine [Institut PRISME, Universite d'Orleans, 8 rue Leonard de Vinci-45072, Orleans Cedex 2 (France)

    2009-09-15

    Three different methodologies used for the extraction of laminar information are compared and discussed. Starting from an asymptotic analysis assuming a linear relation between the propagation speed and the stretch acting on the flame front, temporal radius evolutions of spherically expanding laminar flames are postprocessed to obtain laminar burning velocities and Markstein lengths. The first methodology fits the temporal radius evolution with a polynomial function, while the new methodology proposed uses the exact solution of the linear relation linking the flame speed and the stretch as a fit. The last methodology consists in an analytical resolution of the problem. To test the different methodologies, experiments were carried out in a stainless steel combustion chamber with methane/air mixtures at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature. The equivalence ratio was varied from 0.55 to 1.3. The classical shadowgraph technique was used to detect the reaction zone. The new methodology has proven to be the most robust and provides the most accurate results, while the polynomial methodology induces some errors due to the differentiation process. As original radii are used in the analytical methodology, it is more affected by the experimental radius determination. Finally, laminar burning velocity and Markstein length values determined with the new methodology are compared with results reported in the literature. (author)

  13. An integrated methodology for quantitative assessment of proliferation resistance of advanced nuclear systems using probabilistic methods

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    Ham, Hyeongpil

    2005-01-01

    Proliferation is the results of a competition between the proliferating country (proliferation) and the party to resist the proliferation efforts (safeguarder). An integrated evaluation methodology to evaluate proliferation ...

  14. Fluorescence-based detection methodologies for nitric oxide using transition metal scaffolds

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    Hilderbrand, Scott A. (Scott Alan), 1976-

    2004-01-01

    Chapter 1. Fluorescence-Based Detection Methodologies for Nitric Oxide: A Review. Chapter 2. Cobalt Chemistry with Mixed Aminotroponimine Salicylaldimine Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Nitric Oxide Reactivity. ...

  15. IFC BIM-Based Methodology for Semi-Automated Building Energy Performance Simulation

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    Bazjanac, Vladimir

    2008-01-01

    of results of energy performance simulation with EnergyPlusto simulation with EnergyPlus, and describes dataIMPLEMENTATION OF METHODOLOGY: ENERGYPLUS LBNL applied the

  16. Methodology for Allocating Municipal Solid Waste to Biogenic and Non-Biogenic Energy

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2007-01-01

    This report summarizes the methodology used to split the heat content of municipal solid waste (MSW) into its biogenic and non-biogenic shares.

  17. Interactions between fuel choice and energy-efficiency in new homes in the Pacific Northwest

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    Lee, A.D.; Englin, J.E.; Bruneau, C.L.

    1990-12-01

    In recent years the Bonneville Power Administration has instituted programs to prompt the implementation of the residential Model Conservation Standards (MCS) issued by the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) in 1983. These standards provide alternative methods for designing and constructing homes to cost effectively reduce residential energy consumption. Authority exists to apply them only to new, electrically heated homes. Because they apply to electrically heated homes, concerns have arisen about how the standards might affect buyers' decisions to purchase a new home, in particular, their choice of a heating fuel. Early data suggested that electricity started losing market share in Tacoma about when the MCS went into effect in 1984, and recent data have shown that about half of electricity's share of the new home market has shifted to natural gas. This decline in electric heating was consistent with concerns about the possible detrimental effect of the cost of MCS on sales of electrically heated homes. A desire to understand the causes of the perceived decline in electricity's market share was part of the impetus for this study. Multiple techniques and data sources are used in this study to examine the relationship between residential energy-efficiency and fuel choice in the major metropolitan areas in Washington: Spokane, Clark, Pierce, and King Counties. Recent regional surveys have shown that electricity is the predominant space heating fuel in the Pacific Northwest, but it appears to be losing its dominance in some markets such as Tacoma.

  18. Rebates, loans, and consumers` choice of appliance efficiency level: Combining stated and revealed-preference data

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    Train, K.E.; Atherton, T.

    1995-12-31

    Residential customers` choice of efficiency level for appliances, and their participation in demand-side management (DSM) programs, are examined using data on customers` stated preferences in hypothetical (i.e., conjoint-type) situations and their revealed preferences in real-world choices. The analysis provides information on customers` willingness to pay for energy savings, the importance of rebates in customers` decisions, and customers` response to DSM programs that offer loans for purchases of high-efficiency appliances. An estimated model is used to forecast the decisions of customers under: higher rebates, replacement of rebates with finance programs, offering of loans and rebates as alternative options for customers, and the elimination of DSM programs. We find that attractive loans (e.g., low interest rates, loan repayment periods) are necessary to have the same effect as rebates. Programs that offer customers the option of loans or rebates are found to be far more effective than programs that offer only loans or only rebates. 12 refs., 5 figs.

  19. Methodology for Clustering High-Resolution Spatiotemporal Solar Resource Data

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    Getman, Dan; Lopez, Anthony; Mai, Trieu; Dyson, Mark

    2015-09-01

    In this report, we introduce a methodology to achieve multiple levels of spatial resolution reduction of solar resource data, with minimal impact on data variability, for use in energy systems modeling. The selection of an appropriate clustering algorithm, parameter selection including cluster size, methods of temporal data segmentation, and methods of cluster evaluation are explored in the context of a repeatable process. In describing this process, we illustrate the steps in creating a reduced resolution, but still viable, dataset to support energy systems modeling, e.g. capacity expansion or production cost modeling. This process is demonstrated through the use of a solar resource dataset; however, the methods are applicable to other resource data represented through spatiotemporal grids, including wind data. In addition to energy modeling, the techniques demonstrated in this paper can be used in a novel top-down approach to assess renewable resources within many other contexts that leverage variability in resource data but require reduction in spatial resolution to accommodate modeling or computing constraints.

  20. Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Approaches to Cost Savings: A Compendium

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    M Weimar

    1998-12-10

    This publication summarizes and contains the original documentation for understanding why the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) privatization approach provides cost savings and the different approaches that could be used in calculating cost savings for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Phase I contract. The initial section summarizes the approaches in the different papers. The appendices are the individual source papers which have been reviewed by individuals outside of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the TWRS Program. Appendix A provides a theoretical basis for and estimate of the level of savings that can be" obtained from a fixed-priced contract with performance risk maintained by the contractor. Appendix B provides the methodology for determining cost savings when comparing a fixed-priced contractor with a Management and Operations (M&O) contractor (cost-plus contractor). Appendix C summarizes the economic model used to calculate cost savings and provides hypothetical output from preliminary calculations. Appendix D provides the summary of the approach for the DOE-Richland Operations Office (RL) estimate of the M&O contractor to perform the same work as BNFL Inc. Appendix E contains information on cost growth and per metric ton of glass costs for high-level waste at two other DOE sites, West Valley and Savannah River. Appendix F addresses a risk allocation analysis of the BNFL proposal that indicates,that the current approach is still better than the alternative.

  1. Receptor modeling assessment of particle total exposure assessment methodology data

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    Yakovleva, E.; Hopke, P.K.; Wallace, L.

    1999-10-15

    Data from the 1991 Particle Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (PTEAM) study in Riverside, CA, were analyzed using a new receptor modeling method. In this study, ambient (outdoor), indoor, and personal particulate matter (PM) concentrations and elemental concentrations of PM{sub 2.5} and PM{sub 10} were measured for a number of participants. These measurements made is possible to relate the pollution to which people were exposed throughout their daily activities with the outdoor air conditions. Personal daytime concentrations of the PM{sub 10} and majority of elements were significantly higher than outdoor or indoor concentrations, suggesting that a significant part of personal aerosol exposure is the result of personal daily activities. Possible sources of additional particulate mass include resuspension of particles that penetrate from the outdoors and formation of new particles during cooking, smoking, etc. Positive matrix factorization analysis was performed to describe the sources of personal exposure. To identify relative contribution of different sources, regression of the particulate matter mass against the factor contributions was performed. Major sources of PM{sub 2.5} were oil combustion, nonferrous metal operations, and motor vehicles. The mass contributions of particles from these sources were similar for outdoor air and personal exposure. Personal exposure to particles from these sources can be controlled by changing outdoor sources. The primary source of PM{sub 10} was soil.

  2. Programmer`s manual for CAMCON: Compliance Assessment Methodology CONtroller

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    Rechard, R.P. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gilkey, A.P.; Rudeen, D.K.; Byle, K.A. [New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Iuzzolino, H.J. [Geo-Centers, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1993-05-01

    CAMCON, the Compliance Assessment Methodology CONtroller, is an analysis system that assists in assessing the compliance of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) with applicable long-term regulations of the US Environmental Protection Agency, including Subpart B of the Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes, 40 CFR 191 and 40CFR268.6, which is the portion of the Land Disposal Restrictions implementing the Resource, Conservative, and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended that states the conditions for disposal of hazardous chemical wastes. This manual provides an architectural overview of the CAMCON system. Furthermore this manual presents guidelines and presents suggestions for programmers developing the many different types of software necessary to investigate various events and physical processes of the WIPP. These guidelines include user interface requirements, minimum quality assurance requirements, coding style suggestions, and the use of numerous software libraries developed specifically for or adapted for the CAMCON system.

  3. Virtual Astronomy, Information Technology, and the New Scientific Methodology

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    S. G. Djorgovski

    2005-04-28

    All sciences, including astronomy, are now entering the era of information abundance. The exponentially increasing volume and complexity of modern data sets promises to transform the scientific practice, but also poses a number of common technological challenges. The Virtual Observatory concept is the astronomical community's response to these challenges: it aims to harness the progress in information technology in the service of astronomy, and at the same time provide a valuable testbed for information technology and applied computer science. Challenges broadly fall into two categories: data handling (or "data farming"), including issues such as archives, intelligent storage, databases, interoperability, fast networks, etc., and data mining, data understanding, and knowledge discovery, which include issues such as automated clustering and classification, multivariate correlation searches, pattern recognition, visualization in highly hyperdimensional parameter spaces, etc., as well as various applications of machine learning in these contexts. Such techniques are forming a methodological foundation for science with massive and complex data sets in general, and are likely to have a much broather impact on the modern society, commerce, information economy, security, etc. There is a powerful emerging synergy between the computationally enabled science and the science-driven computing, which will drive the progress in science, scholarship, and many other venues in the 21st century.

  4. A survey of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in loblolly pine stands of the Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina.

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    Horn, S.; Hanula, J., L.

    2004-03-10

    Horn, Scott, and James L. Hanula. 2004. A survey of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in loblolly pine stands of the Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina. 39(3): 464-469. Abstract: In recent years concern over widespread losses in biodiversity has grown to include a possible decline of many native pollinators, primarily bees. Factors such as habitat fragmentation, agricultural practices, use of pesticides, the introduction of invasive species, or changes in land use may negatively impact these vital organisims. Most reported studies show that human impacts on pollinators are overwhelmingly negative. Reductions in pollinator populations may profoundly impact plant population dynamics and ecosystem function. Little baseline data exists on the diversity and relative abundance of bees and wasps in southern forests. The objective of this study was to develop a simple, effective method of surveying cavity-nesting bees and wasps and to determine species diversity in mature forests of loblolly pine, the most widely planted tree species in the southern United States.

  5. A New Thermal-Conscious System-Level Methodology for Energy-Efficient Processor Voltage Selection

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    Wang, Yu

    A New Thermal-Conscious System-Level Methodology for Energy-Efficient Processor Voltage Selection a thermal-conscious system-level methodology to make energy-efficient voltage selection (VS) for nanometer), thermal resistance, are integrated and considered in our system models, and their impacts on energy

  6. A Mean Field Based Methodology for Modeling Mobility in Ad Hoc Networks

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    Horváth, András

    the behavior of the system. Index Terms--ad hoc networks, mean field analysis, Petri nets; I. INTRODUCTIONA Mean Field Based Methodology for Modeling Mobility in Ad Hoc Networks Marco Beccuti1--In this paper we propose a methodology for the modeling and analysis of ad hoc networks composed by a large

  7. A Methodology of Modelling Fish-like Swim Patterns for Robotic Fish

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    Hu, Huosheng

    A Methodology of Modelling Fish-like Swim Patterns for Robotic Fish Jindong Liu and Huosheng Hu@essex.ac.uk Abstract-- This paper presents a novel modelling methodology for our robotic fish, which considers the relative movement of the tail to the head in order to model variable swimming patterns for robotic fish

  8. A methodology for optimal sizing of autonomous hybrid PV/wind system

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A methodology for optimal sizing of autonomous hybrid PV/wind system S. Diaf 1* , D. Diaf2 , M paper presents a methodology to perform the optimal sizing of an autonomous hybrid PV/wind system system reliability requirements, with the lowest value of levelised cost of energy. Modelling a hybrid PV/wind

  9. Methodology for Carbon Footprint in Forestry Findings and Ways of Improvement

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Methodology for Carbon Footprint in Forestry Findings and Ways of Improvement Gabriel Chauvet1 Auvergne, Site de Marmilhat, F-63370 Lempdes Abstract. Classic methodologies for carbon footprint are made recommendations to reduce GHG emissions in forestry. Keywords: forestry, GHG, emissions, carbon, footprint, wood

  10. C-1 2002 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT APPENDIX C: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    C-1 2002 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT APPENDIX C: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES APPENDIX C Radiological Data Methodologies DOSE CALCULATION - ATMOSPHERIC RELEASE PATHWAY The effective dose equivalent. Facility-specificradionuclidereleaserates(incu- ries per year [Ci/yr]) were also used.All annual site

  11. C-1 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2000 APPENDIX C: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    C-1 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2000 APPENDIX C: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES APPENDIX C: Radiological Data Methodologies DOSE CALCULATION - ATMOSPHERIC RELEASE PATHWAY The effective dose equivalent. Facility-specific radionu- clide release rates (in curies per year [Ci/yr]) were also used. All annual site

  12. Methodology and Analysis for Determination of Propagation Speed of High-Speed Propulsion Devices

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    Methodology and Analysis for Determination of Propagation Speed of High-Speed Propulsion Devices Joseph M. Powers and Keith A. Gonthier Abstract This study describes a methodology and gives an example the wave drag. For a fixed heat release greater than a critical value, two steady prop- agation speeds

  13. A Methodology for Developing Simple and Robust Power Models Using Performance Monitoring Events

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    Fedorova, Alexandra

    A Methodology for Developing Simple and Robust Power Models Using Performance Monitoring Events Kishore Kumar Pusukuri UC Riverside kishore@cs.ucr.edu David Vengerov Sun Microsystems Laboratories david.vengerov@sun a methodology for develop- ing simple and robust power models using performance monitoring events for AMD Quad

  14. DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A METHODOLOGY FOR THE DERIVATION OF SEDIMENT

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    DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A METHODOLOGY FOR THE DERIVATION OF SEDIMENT QUALITY CRITERIA for the Development of Sediment Quality Criteria in British Columbia, Canada. Report No.: 503 Examining Committee-recognized, this phenomenon is not currently incorporated into the methodology for developing sediment quality guidelines

  15. Methodology for completing Hanford 200 Area tank waste physical/chemical profile estimations

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    Kruger, A.A.

    1996-04-29

    The purpose of the Methodology for Completing Hanford 200 Area Tank Waste Physical/Chemical Profile Estimations is to capture the logic inherent to completing 200 Area waste tank physical and chemical profile estimates. Since there has been good correlation between the estimate profiles and actual conditions during sampling and sub-segment analysis, it is worthwhile to document the current estimate methodology.

  16. ECE 450/1: Digital System Design Knowledge of Design Methodology

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    Connors, Daniel A.

    , control) - Design trade-offs (area, speed, power) - Design methodology and design flow for complex logicECE 450/1: Digital System Design Knowledge of Design Methodology and Design Flow - ECE102 Pre-requisites: - Understands complex logic minimization through QM and CAD methods Switching Theory Finite-State Machines Gates

  17. The Speedup-Test: A Statistical Methodology for Program Speedup Analysis and Computation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Speedup-Test: A Statistical Methodology for Program Speedup Analysis and Computation Sidi presents a rigorous statistical methodology regarding program performance analysis. We rely on well known is implemented and distributed as an open source tool based on R software. keywords: Program performance

  18. Examination of radioactive decay methodology in the HASCAL code

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    Steffler, R.S. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Ryman, J.C.; Gehin, J.C.; Worley, B.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1998-01-01

    The HASCAL 2.0 code provides dose estimates for nuclear, chemical, and biological facility accident and terrorist weapon strike scenarios. In the analysis of accidents involving radioactive material, an approximate method is used to account for decay during transport. Rather than perform the nuclide decay during the atmospheric transport calculation, the decay is performed a priori and a table look up method is used during the transport of a depositing tracer particle and non depositing (gaseous) tracer particle. In order to investigate the accuracy of this decay methodology two decay models were created using the ORIGEN2 computer program. The first is a HASCAL like model that treats decay and growth of all nuclide explicitly over the time interval specified for atmospheric transport, but does not change the relative mix of depositing and non-depositing nuclides due to deposition to the ground, nor does it treat resuspension. The second model explicitly includes resuspension as well as separate decay of the nuclides in the atmosphere and on the ground at each deposition time step. For simplicity, both of these models uses a one-dimensional layer model for the atmospheric transport. An additional investigation was performed to determine the accuracy of the HASCAL like model in separately following Cs-137 and I-131. The results from this study show that the HASCAL decay model compares closely with the more rigorous model with the computed doses are generally within one percent (maximum error of 7 percent) over 48 hours following the release. The models showed no difference for Cs-137 and a maximum error of 2.5 percent for I-131 over the 96 hours following release.

  19. On-line maintenance methodology development and its applications

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    Kim, J.; Jae, M.

    2012-07-01

    With the increasing economic pressures being faced and the potential for shortening outage times under the conditions of deregulated electricity markets in the world, licensees are motivated to get an increasing amount of the on-line maintenance (OLM). The benefits of the OLM includes increased system and plant reliability, reduction of plant equipment and system material condition deficiencies that could adversely impact operations, and reduction of work scope during plant refueling outages. In Korea, allowance guidelines of risk assessment is specified in the safety regulation guidelines 16.7 and 16.8 of the Korea Inst. of Nuclear Safety (KINS), which is 'General guidelines of Risk-informed application for requesting permission of changes' and 'Requesting permission of changes of Risk-informed application for Technical Specification'. We select the emergency diesel generator (EDG) of the Ulchin unit 3 and 4 for risk assessment analysis by applying configuration changes. The EDG which has plant safety level IE belongs to on-site standby power (A, B train EDG) in electric distribution system. The EDG is important component because it should maintain standby status during plant is operating, therefore we select the EDG for target component of risk assessment analysis. The risk assessment is limited to CDF. The risk assessment is performed by using AIMS-PSA Release2. We evaluate CDF by applying the configuration changes with some assumptions. Evaluation of the full power operation and Low power/Shut down operation was performed. This study has been performed for introducing a methodology and performing risk assessment. (authors)

  20. Quantum cosmological solutions: their dependence on the choice of gauge conditions and physical interpretation

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    T. P. Shestakova

    2008-01-30

    In "extended phase space" approach to quantum geometrodynamics numerical solutions to Schrodinger equation corresponding to various choice of gauge conditions are obtained for the simplest isotropic model. The "extended phase space" approach belongs to those appeared in the last decade in which, as a result of fixing a reference frame, the Wheeler - DeWitt static picture of the world is replaced by evolutionary quantum geometrodynamics. Some aspects of this approach were discussed at two previous PIRT meetings. We are interested in the part of the wave function depending on physical degrees of freedom. Three gauge conditions having a clear physical meaning are considered. They are the conformal time gauge, the gauge producing the appearance of Lambda-term in the Einstein equations, and the one covering the two previous cases as asymptotic limits. The interpretation and discussion of the obtained solutions is given.

  1. Emission allowances and utility compliance choices: Market development and regulatory response

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    South, D.W.; Bailey, K.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); McDermott, K.A. [Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL (United States). Center for Regulatory Studies

    1992-05-01

    This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state PUCs, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusion; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to date by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements. (VC)

  2. Emission allowances and utility compliance choices: Market development and regulatory response

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    South, D.W.; Bailey, K.A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); McDermott, K.A. (Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL (United States). Center for Regulatory Studies)

    1992-01-01

    This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state PUCs, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusion; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to date by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements. (VC)

  3. Internal neutronics-temperature coupling in Serpent 2 - Reactivity differences resulting from choice of material property correlations

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    Valtavirta, V. [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland)

    2013-07-01

    This paper describes the unique way of simultaneously solving the power and temperature distributions of a nuclear system with the Monte Carlo neutron transport code Serpent 2. The coupled solution is achieved through the implementation of an internal temperature solver and material property correlations in the code. The program structure is reviewed concerning the temperature solver and the internal correlations as well as the internal coupling between these two and the neutron transport part. To estimate the reactivity differences resulting from correlation choices a simple pin-cell case has been calculated. It is established, that some correlation choices may result in difference in reactivity of approximately 100 pcm. (authors)

  4. Methodology for Estimating Solar Potential on Multiple Building Rooftops for Photovoltaic Systems

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    Kodysh, Jeffrey B [ORNL; Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Neish, Bradley S [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, a methodology for estimating solar potential on multiple building rooftops is presented. The objective of this methodology is to estimate the daily or monthly solar radiation potential on individual buildings in a city/region using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and a geographic information system (GIS) approach. Conceptually, the methodology is based on the upward-looking hemispherical viewshed algorithm, but applied using an area-based modeling approach. The methodology considers input parameters, such as surface orientation, shadowing effect, elevation, and atmospheric conditions, that influence solar intensity on the earth s surface. The methodology has been implemented for some 212,000 buildings in Knox County, Tennessee, USA. Based on the results obtained, the methodology seems to be adequate for estimating solar radiation on multiple building rooftops. The use of LiDAR data improves the radiation potential estimates in terms of the model predictive error and the spatial pattern of the model outputs. This methodology could help cities/regions interested in sustainable projects to quickly identify buildings with higher potentials for roof-mounted photovoltaic systems.

  5. Solar Reserve Methodology for Renewable Energy Integration Studies Based on Sub-Hourly Variability Analysis: Preprint

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    Ibanez, E.; Brinkman, G.; Hummon, M.; Lew, D.

    2012-08-01

    Increasing penetrations of wind a solar energy are raising concerns among electric system operators because of the variability and uncertainty associated with power sources. Previous work focused on the quantification of reserves for systems with wind power. This paper presents a new methodology that allows the determination of necessary reserves for high penetrations of photovoltaic (PV) power and compares it to the wind-based methodology. The solar reserve methodology is applied to Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study. A summary of the results is included.

  6. Review of the Palisades pressure vessel accumulated fluence estimate and of the least squares methodology employed

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    Griffin, P.J.

    1998-05-01

    This report provides a review of the Palisades submittal to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requesting endorsement of their accumulated neutron fluence estimates based on a least squares adjustment methodology. This review highlights some minor issues in the applied methodology and provides some recommendations for future work. The overall conclusion is that the Palisades fluence estimation methodology provides a reasonable approach to a {open_quotes}best estimate{close_quotes} of the accumulated pressure vessel neutron fluence and is consistent with the state-of-the-art analysis as detailed in community consensus ASTM standards.

  7. Feature Detection, Characterization and Confirmation Methodology: Final Report

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    Karasaki, Kenzi; Apps, John; Doughty, Christine; Gwatney, Hope; Onishi, Celia Tiemi; Trautz, Robert; Tsang, Chin-Fu

    2007-03-01

    This is the final report of the NUMO-LBNL collaborative project: Feature Detection, Characterization and Confirmation Methodology under NUMO-DOE/LBNL collaboration agreement, the task description of which can be found in the Appendix. We examine site characterization projects from several sites in the world. The list includes Yucca Mountain in the USA, Tono and Horonobe in Japan, AECL in Canada, sites in Sweden, and Olkiluoto in Finland. We identify important geologic features and parameters common to most (or all) sites to provide useful information for future repository siting activity. At first glance, one could question whether there was any commonality among the sites, which are in different rock types at different locations. For example, the planned Yucca Mountain site is a dry repository in unsaturated tuff, whereas the Swedish sites are situated in saturated granite. However, the study concludes that indeed there are a number of important common features and parameters among all the sites--namely, (1) fault properties, (2) fracture-matrix interaction (3) groundwater flux, (4) boundary conditions, and (5) the permeability and porosity of the materials. We list the lessons learned from the Yucca Mountain Project and other site characterization programs. Most programs have by and large been quite successful. Nonetheless, there are definitely 'should-haves' and 'could-haves', or lessons to be learned, in all these programs. Although each site characterization program has some unique aspects, we believe that these crosscutting lessons can be very useful for future site investigations to be conducted in Japan. One of the most common lessons learned is that a repository program should allow for flexibility, in both schedule and approach. We examine field investigation technologies used to collect site characterization data in the field. An extensive list of existing field technologies is presented, with some discussion on usage and limitations. Many of the technologies on the list were in fact used during the characterization of Yucca Mountain and elsewhere by LBNL personnel. The study also includes emerging technologies and identifies the need to develop better estimation of important parameters for repository siting. Notable emerging technologies include 3-D seismic and satellite-based remote sensing and wireless micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors. They enable cost-effective and ubiquitous monitoring to be applied for site characterization. We list and classify the types of uncertainties involved in site characterization. Uncertainties can exist in all aspects of site characterization: data, interpretation, conceptualization, and modeling. We use the Swedish program to exemplify such uncertainties. We also devote a chapter on geochemical issues regarding the interaction between groundwater and natural and engineered barrier materials. A recommendation has been made to take advantage of the recent advancement in geochemical modeling capabilities in natural systems. Although it is not of immediate relevance at the preliminary investigation stage, it serves as a good reminder that geochemical investigation efforts should not be overlooked at any stage in the repository program. We construct a synthetic preliminary-investigation site based on an extensive data set available from a geoscientific project in Japan, which we use as a 'real' site to evaluate uncertainties resulting from hydrogeological modeling and examine strategies for characterizing a new site. We plan various preliminary-investigation configurations and conduct preliminary numerical investigations at the synthetic site. We construct a model of the 'real' site for each PI configuration, make predictions of particle travel times, and compare against the 'real' data obtained from the 'real' model. We conclude that drilling as many as nine boreholes does not necessarily improve the understanding of the site compared to drilling as few as three boreholes, unless there is an underlying structure that is larger than the spacing of the boreholes. The

  8. Fast Fourier Transform on FPGA: Design Choices and Evaluation Peter A. Milder, Franz Franchetti, James C. Hoe, and Markus Pschel

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    Franchetti, Franz

    Fast Fourier Transform on FPGA: Design Choices and Evaluation Peter A. Milder, Franz Franchetti University Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. {pam, franzf, jhoe, pueschel}@ece.cmu.edu The discrete Fourier transform algorithms for computing the DFT, called fast Fourier transforms (FFTs), exhibit concurrency and regularity

  9. Verifying UAV Path Planning: A Formal Approach of Choice. Antonios Tsourdos, Brian A White and Rafal bikowski

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    Fisher, Michael

    Verifying UAV Path Planning: A Formal Approach of Choice. Antonios Tsourdos, Brian A White - RMCS Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA United Kingdom When deploying multiple UAVs each with its own sensor platform into an unstructured environment, the swarm of these sensor platforms, i.e. the team of UAVs needs

  10. At its core, economics is the study of reasoned choice in the context of scarce resources and

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    and understand social phenomena. The focus of an education in economics is on individual intellectual growth in engineering who wish to learn the aspects of economics that are most relevant to their major. Honours programsEconomics #12;At its core, economics is the study of reasoned choice in the context of scarce

  11. Variation in Estimated Ozone-Related Health Impacts of Climate Change due to Modeling Choices and Assumptions

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    Post, Ellen S.; Grambsch, A.; Weaver, C. P.; Morefield, Philip; Huang, Jin; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Nolte, Christopher G.; Adams, P. J.; Liang, Xin-Zhong; Zhu, J.; Mahoney, Hardee

    2012-11-01

    Future climate change may cause air quality degradation via climate-induced changes in meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and emissions into the air. Few studies have explicitly modeled the potential relationships between climate change, air quality, and human health, and fewer still have investigated the sensitivity of estimates to the underlying modeling choices.

  12. Comprehensive Community NOx Emission Reduction Methodology: Overview and Results from the Application to a Case Study Community 

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    Sung, Y. H.; Haberl, J. S.

    2004-01-01

    This paper reports on the development of a methodology to estimate energy use in a community and its associated effects on air pollution. This methodology would allow decision makers to predict the impacts of various energy conservation options...

  13. 51-Mile Hydroelectric Power Project Demonstration of new methodologies to reduce the LCOE for small, hydropower development

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    51-Mile Hydroelectric Power Project Demonstration of new methodologies to reduce the LCOE for small, hydropower development

  14. 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.

  15. The ATLAS EventIndex: architecture, design choices, deployment and first operation experience

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    Barberis, Dario; The ATLAS collaboration; Cranshaw, Jack; Favareto, Andrea; Fernandez Casani, Alvaro; Gallas, Elizabeth; Glasman, Claudia; Gonzalez de la Hoz, Santiago; Hrivnac, Julius; Malon, David; Prokoshin, Fedor; Salt, José; Sánchez, Javier; Rainer Toebbicke; Yuan, Ruijun

    2015-01-01

    The EventIndex is the complete catalogue of all ATLAS events, keeping the references to all files that contain a given event in any processing stage. It replaces the TAG database, which had been in use during LHC Run 1. For each event it contains its identifiers, the trigger pattern and the GUIDs of the files containing it. Major use cases are event picking, feeding the Event Service used on some production sites, and technical checks of the completion and consistency of processing campaigns. The system design is highly modular so that its components (data collection system, storage system based on Hadoop, query web service and interfaces to other ATLAS systems) could be developed separately and in parallel during LS1. The EventIndex is in operation for the start of LHC Run 2. This talk describes the high level system architecture, the technical design choices and the deployment process and issues. The performance of the data collection and storage systems, as well as the query services, will be reported.

  16. The ATLAS EventIndex: architecture, design choices, deployment and first operation experience

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    Barberis, Dario; The ATLAS collaboration; Cranshaw, Jack; Favareto, Andrea; Fernandez Casani, Alvaro; Gallas, Elizabeth; Glasman, Claudia; Gonzalez de la Hoz, Santiago; Hrivnac, Julius; Malon, David; Prokoshin, Fedor; Salt, José; Sánchez, Javier; Toebbicke, Rainer; Yuan, Ruijun

    2015-01-01

    The EventIndex is the complete catalogue of all ATLAS events, keeping the references to all files that contain a given event in any processing stage. It replaces the TAG database, which had been in use during LHC Run 1. For each event it contains its identifiers, the trigger pattern and the GUIDs of the files containing it. Major use cases are event picking, feeding the Event Service used on some production sites, and technical checks of the completion and consistency of processing campaigns. The system design is highly modular so that its components (data collection system, storage system based on Hadoop, query web service and interfaces to other ATLAS systems) could be developed separately and in parallel during LS1. The EventIndex is in operation for the start of LHC Run 2. This paper describes the high-level system architecture, the technical design choices and the deployment process and issues. The performance of the data collection and storage systems, as well as the query services, are also reported.

  17. The development of a methodology to quantify the impacts of information management strategies on EPC projects 

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    Moreau, Karen Anne

    1997-01-01

    This research develops and demonstrates a methodology to quantify time and cost impacts on Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) projects resulting from information management driven process changes in design related activities. Many...

  18. Methodology The electricity generation and distribution network in the Western United States is

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Methodology The electricity generation and distribution network in the Western United States is comprised of power plants, electric utilities, electrical transformers, transmission and distribution infrastructure, etc. We conceptualize the system as a transportation network with resources (electricity

  19. A design methodology for hysteretic dampers in buildings under extreme earthquakes

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    Fleming, Cody Harrison

    2004-01-01

    This research proposes a design methodology for hysteretic dampers in buildings under high levels of seismic hazard. Developments in structural materials have led to designs that satisfy strength requirements but are often ...

  20. Investigation of an empirical methodology for linking value of time with census tract median income 

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    Stockton, William Radney

    2009-05-15

    This research examines a new methodology for prospectively estimating the willingness of travelers to use a toll road by combining travel time saved with the income of the prospective customer base. The purpose of the ...