Sample records for nested choice methodology

  1. Writing and Monitoring in International Standardization, Theoretical Choices and Methodological Tools

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    organizations are in charge of global security management. To address this issue, ISO (International Standards Organization), the main international organization for technical standardization, has launched a set of studiesWriting and Monitoring in International Standardization, Theoretical Choices and Methodological

  2. Residential mobility and location choice: a nested logit model with sampling of alternatives

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waddell, P. : Modeling residential location in UrbanSim. In:D. (eds. ) Modelling Residential Location Choice. Springer,based model system and a residential location model. Urban

  3. Testing Model Nesting and Equivalence

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    Peter M. Bentler; Albert Satorra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sense of observational equivalence, implying that theirModel Nesting and Equivalence* Peter M. Bentler UniversityModel Nesting and Equivalence Using existing technology, it

  4. Testing Model Nesting and Equivalence

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    Bentler, Peter M.; Satorra, Albert

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sense of observational equivalence, implying that theirModel Nesting and Equivalence* Peter M. Bentler UniversityModel Nesting and Equivalence Using existing technology, it

  5. Serenbe Nest Cottages

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

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Nested OpenMP

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated CodesTransparency VisitSilverNepheline crystallization in boron-richNested

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    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA Approved:AdministrationAnalysisDarby Dietrich57/%2A en4/%2A en5/%2A5/%2A

  8. Nested Quantum Error Correction Codes

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    Zhuo Wang; Kai Sun; Hen Fan; Vlatko Vedral

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The theory of quantum error correction was established more than a decade ago as the primary tool for fighting decoherence in quantum information processing. Although great progress has already been made in this field, limited methods are available in constructing new quantum error correction codes from old codes. Here we exhibit a simple and general method to construct new quantum error correction codes by nesting certain quantum codes together. The problem of finding long quantum error correction codes is reduced to that of searching several short length quantum codes with certain properties. Our method works for all length and all distance codes, and is quite efficient to construct optimal or near optimal codes. Two main known methods in constructing new codes from old codes in quantum error-correction theory, the concatenating and pasting, can be understood in the framework of nested quantum error correction codes.

  9. Nested-cone transformer antenna

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ekdahl, Carl A. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Nested-cone transformer antenna

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ekdahl, C.A.

    1991-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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. FirstChoice Investments

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    Peters, Richard

    FirstChoice Wholesale Investments Product Disclosure Statement Including FirstRate Wholesale Saver and FirstRate Wholesale Term Deposits This is a combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure in FirstChoice Wholesale Investments 1 3 How FirstChoice Wholesale Investments works 2 4 Risks of investing

  12. Query optimization in nested relational databases

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    Rathakrishnan, Balaji

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    120 75 Fig. 5. Example for nest 20 this does not apply to nests involving multiple attributes [5]. 3. An unnest operator is an inverse of the nest operator. That is, p[&'](~[&'= &](ff)) = & 4. A nest operator is not always an inverse... IV THE EXTENDED RECURSIVE ALGEBRA . A. The algebra 1 2 3 4 16 16 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 27 28 29 29 34 39 43 44 44 CHAPTER Page V QUERY OPTIMIZATION IN RELATIONAL DATABASES . . 54 A. Steps in query processing . B. Algebraic...

  13. 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

  14. Residential mobility and location choice: a nested logit model with sampling of alternatives

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    Lee, Brian H.; Waddell, Paul

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    empirical results from the Puget Sound region. Environ.residences from the central Puget Sound region. It usesapplication in the Central Puget Sound region The NL model

  15. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    Larson, M

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Functional Clustering in Nested Designs Abel Rodriguez

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    West, Mike

    -spline fitting coupled with k-means clustering; Tarpey & Kinateder (2003), who apply k-means clustering via functional data that employ spline representations; Garc´ia-Escudero & Gordaliza (2005), where the robust k-means profile for each woman. #12;Functional Clustering in Nested Designs 3 with k-means clustering; Heard et al

  17. FirstChoice Wholesale Investments

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    Peters, Richard

    FirstChoice Wholesale Investments Product Disclosure Statement Including FirstRate Wholesale Saver Colonial First State 1 2 Benefits of investing in FirstChoice Wholesale Investments 1 3 How FirstChoice Wholesale Investments works 2 4 Risks of investing 2 5 Fees and other costs 6 6 How managed investment

  18. Characterization of Sea Turtle Nesting on the Upper Texas Coast

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    Hughes, Christi Lynn

    2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Nearly annual record Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) nesting activity on the upper Texas coast (UTC; defined as beaches from Sabine Pass to Matagorda Peninsula), where scientifically verifiable nesting commenced in 2002, has occurred...

  19. Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemistry and Physics Nested-grid simulation of mercury overY. Zhang et al. : Nested-grid simulation of mercury overand Chen, S. -Y. : Plume-in-grid modeling of atmospheric

  20. 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

  1. Weighted Logics for Nested Words and Algebraic Formal Power Series

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    Mathissen, Christian

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nested words, a model for recursive programs proposed by Alur and Madhusudan, have recently gained much interest. In this paper we introduce quantitative extensions and study nested word series which assign to nested words elements of a semiring. We show that regular nested word series coincide with series definable in weighted logics as introduced by Droste and Gastin. For this we establish a connection between nested words and the free bisemigroup. Applying our result, we obtain characterizations of algebraic formal power series in terms of weighted logics. This generalizes results of Lautemann, Schwentick and Therien on context-free languages.

  2. A Stark Choice on Solar

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    As a nation, we face a stark choice. We can sit back and cede our position in the burgeoning solar industry or we can stand up and compete.

  3. 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

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. 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

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

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    on Black-capped Vireo Nest and Fledgling Survival. (August 2011) Theresa Lynn Pope, B.S.F, Purdue University; M.S.F., Northern Arizona University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Michael Morrison Many factors affect the productivity of songbirds...EFFECTS OF HABITAT, NEST-SITE SELECTION, AND ADULT BEHAVIOR ON BLACK-CAPPED VIREO NEST AND FLEDGLING SURVIVAL A Dissertation by THERESA LYNN POPE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

  6. Mountain Health Choices Beneficiary Report

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    ................................................................................................................ 42 I. Access to Health Care Mountain Health Choices Beneficiary Report A Report to the West Virginia Bureau for Medical of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services. #12; 1 Table of Contents I. EXECUTIVE

  7. Autotuning programs with algorithmic choice

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    Ansel, Jason (Jason Andrew)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  8. Network knowledge and route choice

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    Ramming, Michael Scott

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Models of urban traveler route choice are reviewed in the context of Intelligent Transportation Systems, particularly Advanced Traveler Information S ystems. Existing models suffer from assumptions of perfect information ...

  9. Nonparametric choice modeling : applications to operations management

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    Jagabathula, Srikanth

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  10. ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket Design

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    Wong, C.P.C.; Redler, K.; Reis, E.E.; Will, R. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Cheng, E. [TSI Research, Inc. (United States); Hasan, C.M.; Sharafat, S. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ARIES-IV Nested Shell Blanket (NSB) Design is an alternate blanket concept of the ARIES-IV low activation helium-cooled reactor design. The reference design has the coolant routed in the poloidal direction and the inlet and outlet plena are located at the top and bottom of the torus. The NSB design has the high velocity coolant routed in the toroidal direction and the plena are located behind the blanket. This is of significance since the selected structural material is SiC-composite. The NSB is designed to have key high performance components with characteristic dimensions of no larger than 2 m. These components can be brazed to form the blanket module. For the diverter design, we eliminated the use of W as the divertor coating material by relying on the successful development of the gaseous divertor concept. The neutronics and thermal-hydraulic performance of both blanket concepts are similar. The selected blanket and divertor configurations can also meet all the projected structural, neutronics and thermal-hydraulics design limits and requirements. With the selected blanket and divertor materials, the design has a level of safety assurance rate of I (LSA-1), which indicates an inherently safe design.

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

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    Mathewson, Heather Alexis

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; 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...

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

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    Dixon, Thomas Pingul

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Software Function Allocation Methodology

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    O'Neal, Michael Ralph

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Necessary) Rapid Prototypes (Optional) 3. 4. 1 SFAM Step 1 ? Preparation If the Computer System Map (CSM) has not been created for the current overall hardware system, it is completed before the software function allocation process begins.... The methodology begins when the preconditions above have been met and the CSM is completed. The first step is to consult the list of software function allocation parameters provided as part of the methodology. The list of parameters will at first be sufficient...

  16. Control and estimation problems under partially nested information pattern

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    Gattami, Ather Said

    In this paper we study distributed estimation and control problems over graphs under partially nested information patterns. We show a duality result that is very similar to the classical duality result between state ...

  17. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Nesting Biology of Euglossa dodsoni Moure (Hymenoptera: Euglossinae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    an isolated trail leading from the main road between Fortuna and Bocas del Toro (Chiriqui´ Province, Republic of Panama), approximately 2 km E of the Fortuna Dam. Nests were collected and transported to the Centro de

  18. Essays on School Choice and the Returns to School Quality

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    Ajayi, Kehinde Funmilola

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    School Choice Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Preferences for SchoolHistory of School Choice Reforms in Ghana . . . . . . . . .

  19. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes 

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  20. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

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

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    Carrie, Neil Ross

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HABITAT SELECTION OF THE WOOD THRUSH NESTING IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by NEIL ROSS CARRIE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1995 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences HABITAT SELECTION OF THE WOOD THRUSH NESTING IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by NEIL ROSS CARRIE Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  2. Choices

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    Feyrer, G.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Standing on the balcony beside him, Mc Coy swirled his brandy snifter restlessly, and muttered under his breath, "I've never understood what Jim sees in those pouty lipped, Pekinese types." "Ruth," Spock said. Startled, wide blue eyes turnedon him..., and the Captain and McCoy had accepted their selections. The Doctor seemed quite at home in his cobalt blue velvet and pale blue brocade. Familiar or preferred colors, Spock wondered? They had offered him something similar,turquoise and black satin, but he had...

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

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    Pope, Theresa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    cameras, and resighted fledglings in shrubland, oak-juniper woodland, and deciduous woodland during the 2008–2010 breeding seasons. I monitored 302 black-capped vireo nests in 259 territories and resighted 350 fledglings with unique color combinations...

  4. Characterising equilibrium logic and nested logic programs: Reductions and complexity

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    Pearce, David; Woltran, Stefan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Equilibrium logic is an approach to nonmonotonic reasoning that extends the stable-model and answer-set semantics for logic programs. In particular, it includes the general case of nested logic programs, where arbitrary Boolean combinations are permitted in heads and bodies of rules, as special kinds of theories. In this paper, we present polynomial reductions of the main reasoning tasks associated with equilibrium logic and nested logic programs into quantified propositional logic, an extension of classical propositional logic where quantifications over atomic formulas are permitted. We provide reductions not only for decision problems, but also for the central semantical concepts of equilibrium logic and nested logic programs. In particular, our encodings map a given decision problem into some formula such that the latter is valid precisely in case the former holds. The basic tasks we deal with here are the consistency problem, brave reasoning, and skeptical reasoning. Additionally, we also provide encoding...

  5. Summary. Microclimatic conditions in the giant nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri were experimentally

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    Menzel, Randolf - Institut für Biologie

    established, a nest reaches an average age of about 10 years (Jonkman, 1978; Jonkman, 1980a). Without nest

  6. BASF's Energy Survey Methodology

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    Theising, T. R.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and cost breakdowns by utility types are identified to further analyze trends. Consideration is given to the review of the various energy supply contracts for alternative options that may exist. The consumption history is used to create a distribution...BASF?s Energy Survey 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...

  7. 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

  8. 0 Springer-Verlag 1989 Female turtles from hot nests

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    Canberra, University of

    or proportion of development at high temperatures that matters? Arthur Georges Applied Ecology Research Group nests of fresh- water turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination is known to be a poor species, females are produced at high temperatures and males at low temperatures. A very narrow range

  9. 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

  10. Emergency exercise methodology

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    Klimczak, C.A.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Competence for proper response to hazardous materials emergencies is enhanced and effectively measured by exercises which test plans and procedures and validate training. Emergency exercises are most effective when realistic criteria is used and a sequence of events is followed. The scenario is developed from pre-determined exercise objectives based on hazard analyses, actual plans and procedures. The scenario should address findings from previous exercises and actual emergencies. Exercise rules establish the extent of play and address contingencies during the exercise. All exercise personnel are assigned roles as players, controllers or evaluators. These participants should receive specialized training in advance. A methodology for writing an emergency exercise plan will be detailed.

  11. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  12. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  13. On the Transportation Problem with Market Choice

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    Pelin Damci-Kurt

    2013-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 3, 2013 ... Abstract: We study a variant of the classical transportation problem in which suppliers with limited capacities have a choice of which demands ...

  14. Social Implications of Vehicle Choice and Use

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    Langer, Ashley Anne

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    geographic regions. The EIA surveys retail gasoline outletsThe survey methodology is detailed online at the EIA

  15. A nesting study of two populations of cardinals: urban and non-urban

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    Kutac, Mary Florence

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Urban Area. 25 ~ NEST LOCATION T E R R I T 0 R Y POND CREEK BED TRAIL BUILDING / / / / / 9 0 ~ IDI 500 FEET Figure 3. Nest Sites and Estimated Territory Size for the Non-Urban Area. estimation was taken in 1968 and does not show... utilized, not just the nesting habitat. Nest Site Location Urban Area In the urban area, the mean height of the vegetation in which nests were built was 12. 0 feet (S. D. = + 8. 5, n = 16) with a range of 4-40 feet. 25% of the nests were built...

  16. Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation

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    Erickson, D. C.

    INTERMEDIATE VAPOR EXPANSION DISTILLATION AND NESTED ENRICHMENT CASCADE DISTILLATION D.. C. Erickson Energy Concepts Company Annapolis, Maryland ABSTRACT Although it is known that incorporating an intermediate reboiler or reflux... condenser in a distillation ~olumn will improve column efficiency by 15 to 100%, there has been little use of this technique to date." Intermediate vapor compression heat pumping was recently introduced as one practical means of achieving this benefit...

  17. A virtual substitution of Brouwer choice sequence

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    Klaus Lange

    2009-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Step by step a substitution of the well known Brouwer choice sequence will be constructed. It begins with an establishing of quasi alternating prime number series followed by a construction of a virtual sequence in sense of the virtual set definition. The last step gives reasons for why this virtual sequence substitutes the choice sequence created by L. E. J. Brouwer.

  18. Job Dislocation Making Smart Financial Choices

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    Job Dislocation Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss #12;Who We Are FINRA FINRA.workforceatm.org. #12;Job Dislocation MAKING SMART FINANCIAL CHOICES AFTER A JOB LOSS You may not be able to control in the event of unemployment; protect yourself when getting financial advice during a period of job dislocation

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

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    Groce, Julie Elizabeth

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. Nepal --Nested DataParallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty

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    Chakravarty, Manuel

    Nepal -- Nested Data­Parallelism in Haskell Manuel M. T. Chakravarty University of New South Wales implementation. In the resulting system|which we call Nepal (NEsted PArallel Language), for short|a wide range

  1. Crows Nest, Indiana: Energy Resources | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, clickInformationNew|CoreCpWing County, Minnesota: EnergyCrows Nest, Indiana:

  2. Collective Choice with Uncertain Domain Moldels

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    Richards, Whitman

    2005-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    When groups of individuals make choices among several alternatives, the most compelling social outcome is the Condorcet winner, namely the alternative beating all others in a pair-wise contest. Obviously the Condorcet ...

  3. Expandability, reversibility, and optimal capacity choice

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    Dixit, Avinash K.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop continuous-time models of capacity choice when demand fluctuates stochastically, and the firm's opportunities to expand or contract are limited. Specifically, we consider costs of investing or disinvesting that ...

  4. Fuel Economy: What Drives Consumer Choice?

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    Turrentine, Tom; Kurani, Kenneth; Heffner, Rusty

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  5. Essays in asset pricing and portfolio choice 

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    Illeditsch, Philipp Karl

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ESSAYS IN ASSET PRICING AND PORTFOLIO CHOICE A Dissertation by PHILIPP KARL ILLEDITSCH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2007... Major Subject: Finance ESSAYS IN ASSET PRICING AND PORTFOLIO CHOICE A Dissertation by PHILIPP KARL ILLEDITSCH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR...

  6. RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY

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    Levinson, David M.

    RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY UC Davis-Caltrans Air control measure. #12;RESIDENTIAL LOCATION CHOICE AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY.......................................................... 3 2.2 The Role of Residential Location Choice

  7. Runtime system library for parallel finite difference models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel run-time system library for implementing regular-grid models with nesting on distributed memory parallel computers. RSL provides support for automatically decomposing multiple model domains and for redistributing work between processors at run time for dynamic load balancing. A unique feature of RSL is that processor subdomains need not be rectangular patches; rather, grid points are independently allocated to processors, allowing more precisely balanced allocation of work to processors. Communication mechanisms are tailored to the application: RSL provides an efficient high-level stencil exchange operation for updating subdomain ghost areas and interdomain communication to support two-way interaction between nest levels. RSL also provides run-time support for local iteration over subdomains, global-local index translation, and distributed I/O from ordinary Fortran record-blocked data sets. The interface to RSL supports Fortran77 and Fortran90. RSL has been used to parallelize the NCAR/Penn State Mesoscale Model (MM5).

  8. A Convex Optimization Approach for Computing Correlated Choice ...

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    2014-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    tives (see Parsons and Kealy (28)), choice of car models involving 689 alternatives (see Brownstone,. Bunch and Train (6)) and choice of messenger bags ...

  9. Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

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

    Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) (Fact Sheet) Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

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

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

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Poznanovikj, Svetlana

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Xn ? ?n n ? x) = 1p2? Z x ?1 e?y2=2dy: Analogues of Thorems 2 and 3 for set partitions are not known. In section 2.4 we give a continued fraction expansion of P?2?n qcr(?)pne(?). Unfortunately, k-crossings and k-nestings for k ? 3 seem to be a lot...), the major index of each permutation is equal to the major index of the 7 corresponding set partition. Moreover, X type(?)=(S;T ) qpmaj(?) = X type(?)=(S;T ) qcr(?): (1.2) 1.3. Fillings of moon polyominoes A polyomino is a flnite subset of Z2, where...

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

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

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(2):221227, 2007 NESTING BIOLOGY OF THE BANDED GROUND-CUCKOO

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    Karubian, Jordan

    documented two nesting attempts in the Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas Province, northwest

  15. PowerChoice Residential Customer Response to TOU Rates

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    Peters, Jane S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    price effects were detected for single-family PowerChoice participant households: increased electricity

  16. Cave swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) nest reuse in east-central Texas

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    Byerly, Margaret Elizabeth

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ......................................................................................... 8 2 Number of Cave Swallow nests from each bridge used in analysis along with types and quantities of Barn, Cave, and Cliff Swallow nests present at all 19 study bridges during the 2003 breeding season... reuse, as Cliff Swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonata) (Brown and Brown 1986), Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) (Samuel 1971, Shields 1984, Barclay 1988), and Cave Swallows (P. fulva) (Kosciuch 2002) all may reuse their mud nests. Collias and Collias...

  17. Summary. Mature nests of the Neotropical myrmicine ant Blepharidatta conops are short blind vertical cylinders, in

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    Villemant, Claire

    Summary. Mature nests of the Neotropical myrmicine ant Blepharidatta conops are short blind of intranidal phragmosis in ants. The ergatoid queen of Blepharidatta conops (Formicidae, Myrmicinae) blocks

  18. Decision Support for Choice of Security

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    Langseth, Helge

    Decision Support for Choice of Security Solution The Aspect-Oriented Risk Driven Development (AORDD decisions. (4) RDD annotation rules for security risk and security solution variable estimation. (5) The AORDD security solution trade-o¤ analysis and trade-o¤ tool BBN topology. (6) Rule set for how

  19. 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

  20. |Sustainable energy choices: comparing the options

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    with an ethical distaste for resource waste. Nuclear power emits no air pollu- tants or greenhouse gases? Should we focus just on one? Is there an optimal combination? How would we make this decision? To what energy choices. In chapter 3, I predict that hydro- gen will become a partner alongside electricity

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

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    M. Khoshnevisan; Sukanto Bhattacharya; Florentin Smarandache

    2002-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae)

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Nesting biology of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) U, nesting biology, ant- fungus symbiosis. Summary The fungus-growing ant Cyphomymrex longiscapus Weber-growing ant Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber (Attini, Formicidae) is known from only five collections from

  3. Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator

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    Victoria, University of

    Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator by Armando Tura BEng Committee Design and Analysis of a Nested Halbach Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator by Armando Tura with the potential to create efficient and compact refrigeration devices is an active magnetic regenerative

  4. The WRF nested within the CESM: Simulations of a midlatitude cyclone over the Southern Great Plains

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    and Forecasting (WRF) model is nested within the global Community Earth System Model (CESM). Since both models System Model (CESM). This system is validated for the simulation of a midlatitude cyclongesis event over system in which the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is nested within the Community Earth

  5. Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms for

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    Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms, Catherine Conroy, Volker Bahn, Irene A. Manley, Alvin Cober, and David B. Lank Abstract: Nest platforms about factors that affect the availability of platforms or the growth of canopy epiphytes that provide

  6. 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:...

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

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    Mastako, Kimberley Allen

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    (Interim Head of Department) December 2003 Major Subject: Civil Engineering ABSTRACT Choice Set as an Indicator for Choice Behavior When Lanes Are Managed with Value Pricing. (December 2003) Kimberley Allyn Mastako, B.S., California... users, non users, and businesses. Prior to the first round of project evaluations in the late 1990s, researchers relied on experience with changes in bridge and turnpike tolls, transit fares, and parking fees to identify the range of possible...

  8. INJECTION CHOICE FOR SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE RING.

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    WEI,J.; BEEBE-WANG,J.; BLASKIEWICZ,M.; BRODOWSKI,J.; FEDOTOV,A.; GARDNER,C.; LEE,Y.Y.; RAPARIA,D.; DANILOV,V.; HOLMES,J.; PRIOR,C.; REES,G.; MACHIDA,S.

    2001-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Injection is key in the low-loss design of high-intensity proton facilities like the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). During the design of both the accumulator and the rapid-cycling-synchrotron version of the SNS, extensive comparison has been made to select injection scenarios that satisfy SNS's low-loss design criteria. This paper presents issues and considerations pertaining to the final choice of the SNS injection systems.

  9. ISE System Development Methodology Manual

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    Hayhoe, G.F.

    1992-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Information Systems Engineering (ISE) System Development Methodology Manual (SDM) is a framework of life cycle management guidelines that provide ISE personnel with direction, organization, consistency, and improved communication when developing and maintaining systems. These guide-lines were designed to allow ISE to build and deliver Total Quality products, and to meet the goals and requirements of the US Department of Energy (DOE), Westinghouse Savannah River Company, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

  10. Implementation impacts of PRL methodology

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    Caudill, J.A.; Krupa, J.F.; Meadors, R.E.; Odum, J.V.; Rodrigues, G.C.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report responds to a DOE-SR request to evaluate the impacts from implementation of the proposed Plutonium Recovery Limit (PRL) methodology. The PRL Methodology is based on cost minimization for decisions to discard or recover plutonium contained in scrap, residues, and other plutonium bearing materials. Implementation of the PRL methodology may result in decisions to declare as waste certain plutonium bearing materials originally considered to be a recoverable plutonium product. Such decisions may have regulatory impacts, because any material declared to be waste would immediately be subject to provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The decision to discard these materials will have impacts on waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities. Current plans for the de-inventory of plutonium processing facilities have identified certain materials as candidates for discard based upon the economic considerations associated with extending the operating schedules for recovery of the contained plutonium versus potential waste disposal costs. This report evaluates the impacts of discarding those materials as proposed by the F Area De-Inventory Plan and compares the De-Inventory Plan assessments with conclusions from application of the PRL. The impact analysis was performed for those materials proposed as potential candidates for discard by the De-Inventory Plan. The De-Inventory Plan identified 433 items, containing approximately 1% of the current SRS Pu-239 inventory, as not appropriate for recovery as the site moves to complete the mission of F-Canyon and FB-Line. The materials were entered into storage awaiting recovery as product under the Department`s previous Economic Discard Limit (EDL) methodology which valued plutonium at its incremental cost of production in reactors. An application of Departmental PRLs to the subject 433 items revealed that approximately 40% of them would continue to be potentially recoverable as product plutonium.

  11. Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet

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

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    2013, we examined the spatial ecology of and public attitudes toward monk parakeets nesting on electric utility structures in Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas, US. As nest sites, monk parakeets selected electric switchyards and substations...

  14. Solar Choice Solutions Inc | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries Pvt LtdShawangunk, New York:SiG26588°,SocorromercurySolaire DirectBrain SrlChoice

  15. Renewable Choice Energy | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f < RAPID‎ | Roadmap JumpReliance Industries Product: SanChoice Energy

  16. Choice Soy Energy | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof EnergyInnovationin Urban Transport | Open EnergyChippewa ValleyChoice FuelCorp

  17. Energy Choice Simulator | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualPropertyd8c-a9ae-f8521cbb8489 No revision|LLC Place: Ketchum, Idaho Zip: ID 83340Choice

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

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    Stewart, Fiona Anne

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    sleep amount (measured in total hrs of sleep and sleep quality) and sleep disturbance (measured by waking events and mean sleep bout length) between nest and ground conditions. ..................................................................... 87... ................................................................................................................................... 83 Sleep quality ............................................................................................................................................ 83 Anti...

  19. Nocturnal Movements and Distributions of Bobcats, Coyotes and Raccoons during Quail Nesting Season

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    Jhala, Shesh

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    habitat selectivity. I also measured the proximity of the mesopredators and quail nesting locations to roads, water and quail feeders on the ranch. I used fractal analysis to calculate length and tortuosity of nocturnal paths and assessed potential risk...

  20. 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)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Single molecule quantitation and sequencing of rare translocations using microfluidic nested digital PCR

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    Shuga, Joe; Zeng, Yong; Novak, Richard; Lan, Qing; Tang, Xiaojiang; Rothman, Nathaniel; Vermeulen, Roel; Li, Laiyu; Hubbard, Alan; Zhang, Luoping; Mathies, Richard A.; Smith, Martyn T.

    2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    of individual tumors. Here, we report the development and application of a bead-based hemi-nested microfluidic droplet digital PCR (dPCR) technology to achieve ‘quantitative’ measurement and single-molecule sequencing of somatically acquired carcinogenic...

  2. 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 ...

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

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    Fink, Mark Lewis

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEST PREDATION WITHIN HABITAT OF THE GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by MARK LEWIS FINK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1996 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEST PREDATION WITHIN HABITAT OF THE GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by MARK LEWIS FINK...

  4. Nesting ecology of Rio Grande wild turkeys in the Edwards Plateau of Texas

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    Dreibelbis, Justin Zachary

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS 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 August 2008 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF RIO GRANDE WILD TURKEYS IN THE EDWARDS PLATEAU OF TEXAS A Thesis by JUSTIN ZACHARY DREIBELBIS Submitted to the Office...

  5. Supplement to Nested Dictionary Learning for Hierarchical Organization of Imagery and

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    Carin, Lawrence

    . NESTED K-MEANS The nested K-means is only taken as the initialization step, as a convenient a simple way to initialize parameters of nodes by assigning images to them. For each node, we take a K-means to assign images, as mentioned in the paper, four nodes are present beneath the root node (at initialization). We take the K-means

  6. Reproductive Endocrinology of Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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    Garner, Jeanne

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES IN ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A Dissertation by JEANNE ALEXANDER GARNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial....S. Virgin Islands Copyright 2012 Jeanne Alexander Garner REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES IN ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A Dissertation by JEANNE ALEXANDER GARNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

  7. Application of life cycle assessment methodology at Ontario Hydro

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    Reuber, B.; Khan, A. [Ontario Hydro, Ontario (Canada)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Ontario Hydro is an electrical utility located in Ontario, Canada. In 1995, Ontario Hydro adopted Sustainable Energy Development Policy and Principles that include the governing principle: {open_quotes}Ontario Hydro will integrate environmental and social factors into its planning, decision-making, and business practices.{close_quotes} Life cycle assessment was identified as a useful tool for evaluating environmental impacts of products and processes in support of decision-making. Ontario Hydro has developed a methodology for life cycle assessment (LCA) that is consistent with generally accepted practices, practical, and suitable for application in Ontario Hydro Business Units. The methodology is based on that developed by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) but follows a pragmatic and somewhat simplified approach. In scoping an LCA, the breadth and depth of analysis are compatible with and sufficient to address the stated goal of the study. The depth of analysis is tied to (i) the dollar value of the commodity, process or activity being assessed, (ii) the degree of freedom available to the assessor to make meaningful choices among options, and (iii) the importance of the environmental or technological issues leading to the evaluation. A pilot study was completed to apply the methodology to an LCA of the light vehicle fleet (cars, vans and light pick-up trucks) at Ontario Hydro. The objective of the LCA was to compare the life cycle impacts of alternative vehicle fuel cycles: gasoline, diesel, natural gas, propane, and alcohol; with particular focus on life cycle emissions, efficiency and cost. The study concluded that for large vehicles (1/2 ton and 3/4 ton) that travel more than 35000 km/year, natural gas and propane fuelling offer both cost reduction and emissions reduction when compared to gasoline vehicles.

  8. Simulation Enabled Safeguards Assessment Methodology

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    Robert Bean; Trond Bjornard; Thomas Larson

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Methodology for flammable gas evaluations

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    Hopkins, J.D., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Pesaran, A. A.

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Pesaran, A.

    2006-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. The Power of Choice ? Cold War Patriots Day of Remembrance...

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    to control his choices while in prison in Zimbabwe as presented at the recent Cold War Patriots' Day of Remembrance. His presentations were inspiring and his personal example...

  13. Optimization Online - Minimizing Risk Exposure when the Choice of ...

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    Erick Delage

    2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 30, 2015 ... Minimizing Risk Exposure when the Choice of a Risk Measure is Ambiguous. Erick Delage(erick.delage ***at*** hec.ca) Jonathan Y.

  14. Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations

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

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    SECURE Methodology to Identify Potential Reductions in Utility and Process Energy Consumption (July 2005) More Documents & Publications Solutia: Utilizing Sub-Metering to Drive...

  16. Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Methodologies for Reservoir...

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    Methodologies for Reservoir Characterization Using Fluid Inclusion Gas Chemistry Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us HomeBasic Search About...

  17. Choice of Gauge in Quantum Gravity

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    Petr Hajicek

    1999-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is an extended version of the talk given at 19th Texas Symposium of Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, Paris, 1998. It reviews of some recent work; mathematical details are skipped. It is well-known that a choice of gauge in generally covariant models has a twofold pupose: not only to render the dynamics unique, but also to define the spacetime points. A geometric way of choosing gauge that is not based on coordinate conditions---the so-called covariant gauge fixing---is described. After a covariant gauge fixing, the dynamics is unique and the background manifold points are well-defined, but the description remains invariant with respect to all diffeomorphisms of the background manifold. Transformations between different covariant gauge fixings form the well-known Bergmann-Komar group. Each covariant gauge fixing determines a so-called Kucha\\v{r} decomposition. The construction of the quantum theory is based on the Kucha\\v{r} form of the action and the Dirac method of operator constraints. It is demonstrated that the Bergmann-Komar group is too large to be implementable by unitary maps in the quantum domain.

  18. The nesting ecology of paper wasps (Polistes) in a Texas urban area

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    Reed, Hal Clyde

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -made structures (e. g. protection from climatic factors), may be offset by an increased vulnerability to parasites. Ant predation, especially in the tropics, is believed to be a major force in social wasp nest evolution (Eberhard L969; Jeanne 1975a...) . Preliminary work in both temperate snd tropics. l regions has shown that the rate ol ; nt predation of nests located on buildings is lower than on vegetation (Jeanne 1975b) . Thus, the coammn habit of many species of wasps, both in temperate and tropical...

  19. 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

  20. Factors Affecting Cotton Producers' Choice of Marketing Outlet

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    Pace, Jason 1979-

    2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies 4 Adoption Studies Employing Multinomial Logistic Regression ?.. 5 Hedging Studies ?????????????????????.. 8 Marketing Studies ????????????????????... 12 Non-cotton and General Commodity Marketing Studies ????. 12 Cotton Marketing Studies... Employing Multinomial Logistic Regression This paper will model the factors that influence several qualitative choices (cash marketing outlets) among cotton producers. The objective of qualitative choice modeling is to determine each explanatory...

  1. CSEM WP 112 Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    CSEM WP 112 Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: A Study of UK Energy Markets Monica Giulietti and Industrial Policy: a study of UK Energy Markets# Monica Giulietti Aston Business School Catherine Waddams are responsible for any remaining errors. #12;2 Consumer Choice and Industrial Policy: a study of UK Energy

  2. 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

  3. Children's School Help with Making School Choices October 18, 2013

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    Children's School Help with Making School Choices October 18, 2013 School choice decisions about schools, and Stop at the office to request information from the schools you are considering to discuss their views of the child, which will help parents choose a school whose program will best meet

  4. Children's School Help with Making School Choices November, 2014

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    Children's School Help with Making School Choices November, 2014 School choice decisions are really to customize the attached issues document for your family's priorities. · providing information about schools, and Stop at the office to request information from the schools you are considering. · discussing your child

  5. Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations Noah S. Podolefsky*

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations Noah S. Podolefsky* , Wendy K. Adams Abstract. We examine student choices while using PhET computer simulations (sims) to learn physics content simulations. The PhET project is one such learning tool, a suite of over 80 computer simulations of science

  6. University of Michigan and NBER "Identification of Discrete Choice

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    Presenter: Jeremy Fox University of Michigan and NBER "Identification of Discrete Choice Models;Identification of Discrete Choice Models for Bundles and Binary Games Jeremy T. Fox University of Michigan and NBER Natalia Lazzati University of Michigan March 2014 Abstract We study nonparametric identification

  7. Defined Contribution Pensions: Plan Rules, Participant Choices, and the

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    Chen, Yiling

    Defined Contribution Pensions: Plan Rules, Participant Choices, and the Path of Least Resistance support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. #12;2 Defined Contribution Pensions: Plan Rules, Participant Choices, and the Path of Least Resistance Abstract: We assess the impact on savings

  8. COMBINING STATED AND REVEALED CHOICE RESEARCH TO INFORM ENERGY SYSTEM

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    Energy System Simulation Models: The Case of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Report Number: 409 ExaminingCOMBINING STATED AND REVEALED CHOICE RESEARCH TO INFORM ENERGY SYSTEM SIMULATION MODELS: THE CASE parameters for a hybrid energy-economy model (called CIMS) using empirically derived choice models based

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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. The fundamental purpose of the coupling effort is to develop the capability to seamlessly model tsunami evolution water equations Boussinesq equations Coupling Coherent structures Turbulence Tsunami a b s t r a c

  13. The Nested Chinese Restaurant Process and Bayesian Nonparametric Inference of Topic Hierarchies

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    Blei, David M.

    DAVID M. BLEI Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey AND THOMAS L. GRIFFITHS AND MICHAEL I. JORDAN Reference Format: Blei, D. M., GrifÞths, T. L., and Jordan, M. I. 2010. The nested Chinese restaurant), 30 pages. DOI = 10.1145/1667053.1667056 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1667053.1667056 D. M. Blei

  14. ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE

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    Rajakaruna, Nishanta

    ORNITHOCOPROPHILOUS PLANTS OF MOUNT DESERT ROCK, A REMOTE BIRD-NESTING ISLAND IN THE GULF OF MAINE for the maintenance of plant communities (Cruden 1966; Gillham 1970; Howe and Smallwood 1982; Mulder and Keall 2001 to botanists as they often determine which plant species are dispersed and become established in such remote

  15. 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

  16. Can Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success?

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    Micropterus spp. As keystone predators and valued sport fish in North American lakes, black basses MicropterusCan Habitat Alteration and Spring Angling Explain Largemouth Bass Nest Success? TYLER WAGNER, 13 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA Abstract.--Largemouth bass

  17. Further Decline in nest-box use by Vaux's Swifts in Northeastern Oregon

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    ... ebull@fs.fed.us Charles T. Collins, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, California ... during the longer 1999–2002 study period. During that time, the percentage of the 58 swift nests that fledged young was 63% in boxes ...

  18. A Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

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    Ramanujam, J. "Ram"

    ]. Until very recently, GPGPU computations were performed by transforming matrix operations. Although the polyhedral model of dependence abstraction and program transformation is much more powerfulA Compiler Framework for Optimization of Affine Loop Nests for General Purpose Computations on GPUs

  19. Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Mara Laura AgeroA,D

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nesting habitat of Chubut Steamer Ducks in Patagonia, Argentina María Laura AgüeroA,D , J. Pablo in Patagonia, Argentina, between 2004 and 2006. This area encompasses the main breeding range of the species of Central Patagonia, Argentina (Madge and Burn 1988). Breeding range extends along approximately 500 km

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

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Quinby, Thomas C. (Kingston, TN)

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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

  2. Quantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins, using

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    Chappell, Nick A

    -solute, deep groundwater and a low-solute, soil-water. The mixing model indicated 69% ± 10% deep groundwater-member mixing, hydrological pathway, interbasin groundwater flow INTRODUCTION Knowledge of hydrological pathwaysQuantifying the differential contributions of deep groundwater to streamflow in nested basins

  3. Covariance Evaluation Methodology for Neutron Cross Sections

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    Herman,M.; Arcilla, R.; Mattoon, C.M.; Mughabghab, S.F.; Oblozinsky, P.; Pigni, M.; Pritychenko, b.; Songzoni, A.A.

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the NNDC-BNL methodology for estimating neutron cross section covariances in thermal, resolved resonance, unresolved resonance and fast neutron regions. The three key elements of the methodology are Atlas of Neutron Resonances, nuclear reaction code EMPIRE, and the Bayesian code implementing Kalman filter concept. The covariance data processing, visualization and distribution capabilities are integral components of the NNDC methodology. We illustrate its application on examples including relatively detailed evaluation of covariances for two individual nuclei and massive production of simple covariance estimates for 307 materials. Certain peculiarities regarding evaluation of covariances for resolved resonances and the consistency between resonance parameter uncertainties and thermal cross section uncertainties are also discussed.

  4. Making Hard Choices: Using Data to Make Collections Decisions

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    Edwards, Susan E.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    analysis methodologies for collection management. College &2012). Relevance of library collections for graduate studentUsing Data to Make Collections Decisions Susan Elizabeth

  5. Sexual selection and mate choice Malte Andersson1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Seoane, Javier

    Biology (M092), The University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, WA, Australia The past two decades have,11,12]. Costs of mate choice, such as the loss of energy and time, might prevent Fisherian self

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

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    Peters, Mark; Kearns, Paul;

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Essays on Bank Optimal Portfolio Choice under Liquidity Constraint

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    Kim, Eul Jin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    portfolio choices under liquidity constraints. Our theory predicts that liquidation plays an important role in a bank's portfolio model. Even though liquidation is an off-equilibrium phenomenon, banks can have rich loan portfolios due to the possibility...

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

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    Peters, Mark; Kearns, Paul

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Understanding the College Choice Process of Catholic Homeschooled Students

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    Henry, Linda Mary

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how Catholic homeschooled students navigate the college choice process. With the growth of homeschooling in the United States nearly doubling in the past eight years (Cogan, 2010), this study...

  10. Natural Gas Utility Restructuring and Customer Choice Act (Montana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    These regulations apply to natural gas utilities that have restructured in order to acquire rate-based facilities. The regulations address customer choice offerings by natural gas utilities, which...

  11. PowerChoice Residential Customer Response to TOU Rates

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    Peters, Jane S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    January 15. Office of Tariffs and Markets. Laird, N.M. andseason load- data analysis Tariff Period Weekday Off-Peaka.m. Table 3-2. PowerChoice tariff seasons Months June July

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

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    Ratterman, Nicholas 1981-

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. NREL: News - NREL Receives Editors' Choice Awards for Supercomputer...

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    high-performance computer and the groundbreaking research it made possible. The Apollo 8000 system from HP has won one of R&D Magazine's Editors' Choice Awards. This...

  14. NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy: Methodology

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    1 NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy: Methodology Energy Technology (RET) projects. These climatological profiles are used for designing systems that have of the renewable energy resource potential can be determined for any location on the globe. That estimate may

  15. Handling uncertainty in DEX methodology Martin Znidarsic

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    Bohanec, Marko

    URPDM2010 1 Handling uncertainty in DEX methodology Martin Znidarsic Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, martin.znidarsic@ijs.si Marko Bohanec Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, marko

  16. Geologic selection methodology for transportation corridor routing 

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    Shultz, Karin Wilson

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. Geologic selection methodology for transportation corridor routing

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    Shultz, Karin Wilson

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Flexible Electronics: Materials, Circuits, and Design Methodology

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    Kim, Chris H.

    Electronics: Today Display Solar cell Battery 4 #12;Next Generation Flexible Electronics Problem: Traumatic system Proposed EEG system Electrode sheet Flexible electronics ... ... ... Next Generation FlexibleFlexible Electronics: Materials, Circuits, and Design Methodology Chris H. Kim Dept. of Electrical

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

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling D.J. Wood,AND TECHNOLOGY CHOICE IN HOME HEATING AND COOLING* David J.nology choices in home heating and cooling is presented. We

  20. A methodology integrating formal and informal software development

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    a methodology integrating formal and informal soft- ware development. By distinguishing several dimensions Our methodology covers requirements engineering and logical system design. It is particularly suitedA methodology integrating formal and informal software development Barbara Paech Institut fur

  1. Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity

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    1 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity of Photovoltaic Electricity #12;IEA-PVPS-TASK 12 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS PROGRAMME Methodology

  2. 17.884J / 14.296J Collective Choice I, Fall 2005

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    Snyder, James M.

    Examines political institutions from a rational choice perspective. The now burgeoning rational choice literature on legislatures, bureaucracies, courts, and elections constitutes the chief focus. Some focus on institutions ...

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

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are conventional air conditioning and heat pump, given thein heat pump alternative Dummy for oil forced air choiceair choice Dummy for electric baseboard choice Dummy for heat pump

  4. Local geometrical properties of magnetic configurations with nested equilibrium magnetic surfaces

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    Skovoroda, A. A. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Nuclear Fusion Institute (Russian Federation)

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The complete set of universal local relationships between geometrical (the curvature and torsion of the force lines of the magnetic field and the field complementary to it) and magnetic (|B|, |{nabla}{Phi}|, b {center_dot} ({nabla} x b), and the local shear s) quantities in currentless magnetic configurations comprising a system of equilibrium nested magnetic surfaces, including those with several magnetic axes, is derived. Possible applications of these relationships are discussed.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. aij projects methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Last Page Topic Index 1 A New Project Execution Methodology; Integrating Project Management Principles with Quality Project Execution Methodologies University of Kansas - KU...

  8. STEPS: A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification...

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

    A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification Filtering of MSMS Database Search Results. STEPS: A Grid Search Methodology for Optimized Peptide Identification...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Methodology for Carbon Accounting of Grouped Mosaic and Landscape-scale REDD Projects Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Methodology for Carbon Accounting...

  10. Particle Measurement Methodology: Comparison of On-road and Lab...

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

    Measurement Methodology: Comparison of On-road and Lab Diesel Particle Size Distributions Particle Measurement Methodology: Comparison of On-road and Lab Diesel Particle Size...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  13. Dynamical Decoupling of Nested Bars: Self-Gravitating Gaseous Nuclear Bars

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    Peter Englmaier; Isaac Shlosman

    2004-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A substantial fraction of barred galaxies host additional nuclear bars which tumble with pattern speeds exceeding those of the large-scale (primary) stellar bars. We have investigated the mechanism of formation and dynamical decoupling in such nested bars which include gaseous (secondary) nuclear bars within the full size galactic disks, hosting a double inner Lindblad resonance. Becoming increasingly massive and self-gravitating, the nuclear bars lose internal (circulation) angular momentum to the primary bars and increase their strength. Developing chaos within these bars triggers a rapid gas collapse -- bar contraction. During this time period, the secondary bar pattern speed Omega_s~a^{-1}, where "a" stands for the bar size. As a result, Omega_s increases dramatically until a new equilibrium is reached (if at all), while the gas specific angular momentum decreases -- demonstrating the dynamical decoupling of nested bars. Viscosity, and therefore the gas presence, appears to be a necessary condition for the prograde decoupling of nested bars. This process maintains an inflow rate of ~1 M_o/yr over ~10^8 yrs across the central 200 pc and has important implications for fueling the nuclear starbursts and AGN.

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

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    Schriner, Jesse J.

    2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  15. Software development methodology for high consequence systems

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    Baca, L.S.; Bouchard, J.F.; Collins, E.W.; Eisenhour, M.; Neidigk, D.D.; Shortencarier, M.J.; Trellue, P.A.

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes a Software Development Methodology for High Consequence Systems. A High Consequence System is a system whose failure could lead to serious injury, loss of life, destruction of valuable resources, unauthorized use, damaged reputation or loss of credibility or compromise of protected information. This methodology can be scaled for use in projects of any size and complexity and does not prescribe any specific software engineering technology. Tasks are described that ensure software is developed in a controlled environment. The effort needed to complete the tasks will vary according to the size, complexity, and risks of the project. The emphasis of this methodology is on obtaining the desired attributes for each individual High Consequence System.

  16. Systematic Comparison of Operating Reserve Methodologies: Preprint

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

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Public transport technological choices -- A way through the maze

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    Morser, H.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Rapid growth in public transportation in the United States faces purchasers of the equipment with a bewildering variety of choices. Selections must be made of types of motors, types of semiconductor in variable-speed drives, supply network voltage, and so on. Consultants and operators of existing systems recommend differing solutions. This paper sets out some practical steps for narrowing down the choices, particularly at the start-up stage. The conflicting objectives are customer satisfaction, maximum reliability and efficiency, and a system offering flexibility of choice for later extensions and enhancements. This paper discusses ways to arrive at the correct amount of innovation; it emphasises the need for rigorously defined interfaces and the importance of inherently safe design and electromagnetic compatibility throughout the system at all levels. Most of the detail in the paper is concerned with methods of attaining zero interaction and high EMC.

  18. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Tech- nology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling," LBLTechnology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling" for a more

  19. Remote which-way-choice scheme: proposed foundations experiments

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    Artur Szczepanski

    2005-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Twin photons from spontaneous parametric down-conversion with preselected polarization are used as spatially disjoint subsystems. One photon is subject to an interference measurement, while a projective measurement of the second photon induces the way-choice of the first photon. This would be an example of way-choice free of direct action on the interfering photon. Two further applications of the proposed scheme are considered: a new method of quantum information speed measurement, and a test of commutation of space-like remote measurements.

  20. METHODOLOGY. TIME DISTRIBUTION OF MOSSBAUER SCATTERED RADIATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    METHODOLOGY. TIME DISTRIBUTION OF MOSSBAUER SCATTERED RADIATION H. DROST, K. PALOW and G. WEYER distribution en temps du rayonnement reemis par un absorbant Mossbauer. Des effets d'interference dus a l la reponse de 1'absorbant. Les mesures ont et6 realisees avec le rayonnement Mossbauer a 14.4 keV du

  1. ORNL/CON-496 METHODOLOGY FOR RECALCULATING

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    ORNL/CON-496 METHODOLOGY FOR RECALCULATING AND VERIFYING SAVINGS ACHIEVED BY THE SUPER ESPC PROGRAM for Recalculating and Verifying Savings Achieved by the Super ESPC Program Martin Schweitzer John A. Shonder Patrick.....................................................................................................................2 2. DESCRIPTION OF SUPER ESPC PROGRAM ......................................................... 3 2

  2. A Methodology Database System Performance Evaluation

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    Liblit, Ben

    A Methodology for Database System Performance Evaluation Haran Boral Computer Science Department Technion - Israel Institute of Technology David J. DeWitt Computer Sciences Department University82-01870 and the Department of Energy under contract #DE-AC02-81ER10920. #12;ABSTRACT This paper

  3. 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

  4. Case Study/ Ground Water Sustainability: Methodology and

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    Zheng, Chunmiao

    , or the lack thereof, of ground water flow systems driven by similar hydrogeologic and economic conditionsCase Study/ Ground Water Sustainability: Methodology and Application to the North China Plain of a ground water flow system in the North China Plain (NCP) subject to severe overexploitation and rapid

  5. Methodology in Biological Game Simon M. Huttegger

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    Zollman, Kevin

    ;Huttegger and Zollman Methodology in Biological Game Theory ESS Method Describe a game Find all the stable states (ESS) If there is only one, conclude this one is evolutionarily significant #12;Huttegger An Evolutionarily Stable Strategy (ESS) Pooling equilibrium Not an ESS Hybrid equilibrium Not an ESS #12;Huttegger

  6. Optimization Material Distribution methodology: Some electromagnetic examples

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    730 1 Optimization Material Distribution methodology: Some electromagnetic examples P. Boissoles, H. Ben Ahmed, M. Pierre, B. Multon Abstract--In this paper, a new approach towards Optimization Material to be highly adaptive to various kinds of electromagnetic actuator optimization approaches. Several optimal

  7. Methodologies for Continuous Cellular Tower Data Analysis

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    Clauset, Aaron

    Methodologies for Continuous Cellular Tower Data Analysis Nathan Eagle1,2 , John A. Quinn3 cellular tower data from 215 randomly sampled subjects in a major urban city. We demonstrate the potential by tower transitions. The tower groupings from these unsupervised clustering techniques are subsequently

  8. 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

    2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. RSL: A parallel Runtime System Library for regional atmospheric models with nesting

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    Michalakes, J.G.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RSL is a parallel runtime system library developed at Argonne National Laboratory that is tailored to regular-grid atmospheric models with mesh refinement in the form of two-way interacting nested grids. RSL provides high-level stencil and interdomain communication, irregular domain decomposition, automatic local/global index translation, distributed I/O, and dynamic load balancing. RSL was used with Fortran90 to parallelize a well-known and widely used regional weather model, the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale model.

  10. A translation of recursive algebra queries into the access language of a nested relations database prototype

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    Caulfield, Jonathan

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    REFERENCES . 109 APPENDIX A BNF GRAMMAR OF THE QUERY LANGUAGE . . B SELECTION TRANSLATIONS . 114 119 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 A First Normal Form Parent and Child Da, tabase Page 2 A Nested Parent and Child Database 3 The EMP Relation 14 ename...='Fred') 5 a(EMP(Childage ? rs) . 6 s'((ename, Child(cname), Skills) EMP) . . 7 The EMP1 Relation . . 8 The EMP2 Relation . . 15 16 18 21 22 9 U(EMP1, EMP2) 10 U'(EMP1, EMP2) . . 11 n(EMp1, EMp2) 12 n'(EMpl, EMp2) . 13 ? (EMP1, EMP2) 14 ? '(EMP1...

  11. 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

  12. Self Control, Revealed Preference and Consumption Choice Wolfgang Pesendorfer

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    the behavior generated by the time-inconsistency approach but, unlike time-inconsistent models, allows for self-controlSelf Control, Revealed Preference and Consumption Choice Faruk Gul and Wolfgang Pesendorfer Princeton University November 2002 Abstract We provide a time consistent model that addresses the preference

  13. 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

  14. Future Implications of China's Energy-Technology Choices

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    .......................................................................................................................... 16 3.3.3 Natural GasFuture Implications of China's Energy-Technology Choices Electricity Technology Selections 0 500 1 Technologies TWh Solar & Geothermal Wind Biomass Hydro Nuclear Hydrogen FC N Gas FC N. Gas cogen N. Gas Oil

  15. In The Social Register: Pronoun Choice in Norwegian and English

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    Mills, Carl

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Choice of second-person pronouns can shed light on the intersection of language, personality, and culture. In modern Norway a change has occurred in little more than a generation through which the polite forms De, Dem/Dykk, and Deres/Dykkar have...

  16. MoneyTips4Texas Lifestyle Choices & Your Health

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    MoneyTips4Texas Lifestyle Choices & Your Health Andrew B. Crocker Angela B. Burkham Sara L. Dodd: To gain knowledge about factors that may affect personal health and wellness. Objectives: 1. Learn about things which may affect health and wellness. 2. Learn about resources to help improve health and wellness

  17. University of California Energy Institute Design Choices in the

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    Electricity Market » Transmission pricing #12;University of California Energy Institute Restructuring Goals Choices: Details · Organization of Firms · Pricing the Products ­ Energy Price Formation Process ­ Pricing, and Marketers #12;University of California Energy Institute Pricing Energy · Mandatory vs. Voluntary Pool · Day

  18. National Transportation Policy Options: A Time for Choice

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    Minnesota, University of

    National Transportation Policy Options: A Time for Choice A white paper for participants of the 2008 James L. Oberstar Forum The Next Authorization: Transforming Transportation Policy? April 6­7, 2008 Minneapolis, Minnesota Sponsored by Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota

  19. Microarchitecture Choices (Implementation of the VAX) Yale N. Patt

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    Patt, Yale

    Microarchitecture Choices (Implementation of the VAX) Yale N. Patt Electrical Engineering andComputerScience University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-2122 ABSTRACT The VAX Architecture provides hardwareimple- mentors- tics all provide challenges to the microarchitect. The VAX architecture was introduced in 1977 with its

  20. Representational Format, Student Choice, and Problem Solving in Physics

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    , pictorial, graphical, verbal).1 In a study of a 367-student algebra-based physics class, we examine student formats, and look for factors that may influence their ability or choices. As a control, part of the class or informal, abstract or concrete, or text-based versus graphics-based, to name just a few. Studies involving

  1. Investigating surety methodologies for cognitive systems.

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

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Analysis Methodology for Industrial Load Profiles

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    Reddoch, T. W.

    of potential for elcctricity conversion or im[Jroved cfficicncy in electricity usagc. EPRI's Electrotechnology Reference Guide [1] is an excellent place to bcgin an evaluation. Perhaps the single largest potential to ill1[Jrove electric encrgy utilization... Exhibit I: Methodology Flow Diagram 81 A variety of electrotechnologies exisl with a range of potential for electricity conversion or im["lroved efficiency in electricity usage. EPRI's Electrotechnology Reference Guide [1] is an excellent place to begin...

  3. A planning methodology for arterial streets

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    Williams, Marc Daryl

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -of-Service Guidelines 4 Sensitivity of Characteristic Input Variables 24 5 Suggested Default Values for use with the Florida Planning Methodology . 25 6 Summary of Characteristic Variables and Operational Conditions 34 7 Comparison of Measured and Predicted Results... for Incremental v/c Ratios 14 Transportation and Development Land Use Cycle 18 General Analytical Format of the Florida Planning Procedure 27 Tabular LOS Output of the ART TAB Arterial Planning Program 28 Frequency of HCM Classifications Among Arterial...

  4. Recipient allocation preferences and organizational choices: a fit perspective

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    Gogus, Celile Itir

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    . Christopher O. L. H. Porter was one of the most influential people throughout my graduate career, I thank him for his tremendous help with this dissertation and also for our work in the Team Research Lab. Mindy Bergman and Angelo DeNisi were very helpful... the relationship between different outcome types and choice of an allocation preference almost exclusively focused on the outcome categories proposed by the social exchange theory (Foa & Foa, 1975). The theory identifies six outcome categories that may...

  5. Choices for Growth: Quality of Life and the Natural Environment

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    Jacob, John

    2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of interac- 6 Choices for Growth Smart growth A way to restore community and economic vitality while preserving natural areas In recent years there has been a renaissance in urban design that focuses on the human scale. Several names are used, including smart... growth, sensible growth, livable communities, and new urbanism. We use smart growth because it has the broadest base of practice in the US. Smart growth means development that ac- commodates growth in economically viable, environmentally responsible...

  6. Recipient allocation preferences and organizational choices: a fit perspective 

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    Gogus, Celile Itir

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    . Christopher O. L. H. Porter was one of the most influential people throughout my graduate career, I thank him for his tremendous help with this dissertation and also for our work in the Team Research Lab. Mindy Bergman and Angelo DeNisi were very helpful... the relationship between different outcome types and choice of an allocation preference almost exclusively focused on the outcome categories proposed by the social exchange theory (Foa & Foa, 1975). The theory identifies six outcome categories that may...

  7. Quantum mechanism helps agents combat "bad" social choice rules

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    Haoyang Wu

    2011-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum strategies have been successfully applied to game theory for years. However, as a reverse problem of game theory, the theory of mechanism design is ignored by physicists. In this paper, the theory of mechanism design is generalized to a quantum domain. The main result is that by virtue of a quantum mechanism, agents who satisfy a certain condition can combat "bad" social choice rules instead of being restricted by the traditional mechanism design theory.

  8. A methodology for forecasting carbon dioxide flooding performance

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    Marroquin Cabrera, Juan Carlos

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A methodology was developed for forecasting carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding performance quickly and reliably. The feasibility of carbon dioxide flooding in the Dollarhide Clearfork "AB" Unit was evaluated using the methodology. This technique is very...

  9. Integrated Scenario-based Design Methodology for Collaborative Technology Innovation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Integrated Scenario-based Design Methodology for Collaborative Technology Innovation Fabrice Forest information technology innovation with an end-to-end Human and Social Sciences assistance. This methodology Technological innovation often requires large scale collaborative partnership between many heterogeneous

  10. advanced diagnostic methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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

    and Ecology Websites Summary: 1 Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity Report IEA-PVPS T12-03:2011 12;IEA-PVPS-TASK 12 Methodology...

  11. 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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic studies of implosion modes of nested wire array z-pinches

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    Huang, Jun; Ding, Ning, E-mail: ding-ning@iapcm.ac.cn; Xue, Chuang; Sun, Shunkai [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Implosion dynamics of nested wire arrays in (r, ?) geometry was studied with two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (2D MHD) simulations. Three different implosion modes are obtained by just changing the wire number of the outer array, when the other conditions, such as the initial radius, length, mass of each array, the wire number of the inner array, and the discharge voltage waveform, are fixed. Simulation results show that the effect of discrete wires, which cannot be described by the thin shell inductive model, will influence the distribution of current between the outer and inner arrays at the early stage, and the discrepancy between results from MHD and thin shell model increases with the interwire gap of the outer array.

  13. Stewart and Khosla: The Chimera Methodology 1 FINAL DRAFT

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    Stewart and Khosla: The Chimera Methodology 1 FINAL DRAFT THE CHIMERA METHODOLOGY: DESIGNING 15213 pkk@ri.cmu.edu Abstract: The Chimera Methodology is a software engineering paradigm that enables the objects have been developed and in­ corporated into the Chimera Real­Time Operating System. Techniques

  14. Net Environmental Benefit Analysis: A New Assessment Methodology

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    Net Environmental Benefit Analysis: A New Assessment Methodology R. A. Efroymson, efroymsonra.S. Department of Energy Dec-05 Net Environmental Benefit Analysis: A New Assessment Methodology R. A. Efroymson environmental assessment methodologies such as risk assessment, by explicitly considering benefits (not just

  15. Including risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine recreation

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    Gerber, Leah R.

    . All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Stated-preference valuation methods use hypothetical scenariosIncluding risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine xxx Keywords: Choice experiments Diving Economic valuation Fishing Hypothetical bias Recreation Risk

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

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

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    models require accurate estimates of how the market shares of different fuel choices (electricity, gas, or oil)

  18. Divisionalization, product cannibalization and product location choice: Evidence from the U.S. automobile industry 

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    Jeong, Eui Kyo

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    division's new product location choice. But this study didn't find any significant role of divisional status on new product location choice. And contrary to our expectation, the results of intra-firm divisional domain overlap and new product location choice...

  19. New and traditional educational media : how to choose between them Teachers' Choices

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 New and traditional educational media : how to choose between them Teachers' Choices Alain the meaning of `new' in the context of new media, and what choices teachers have had. It looks at the time of these: What exactly does new media mean? Has there ever really been a choice? Isn't time a relative idea

  20. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS CASE METHODOLOGY GUIDE & WORKBOOK

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

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Methodology for reliability based condition assessment. Application to concrete structures in nuclear plants

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    Mori, Y.; Ellingwood, B. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (US). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Structures in nuclear power plants may be exposed to aggressive environmental effects that cause their strength to decrease over an extended period of service. A major concern in evaluating the continued service for such structures is to ensure that in their current condition they are able to withstand future extreme load events during the intended service life with a level of reliability sufficient for public safety. This report describes a methodology to facilitate quantitative assessments of current and future structural reliability and performance of structures in nuclear power plants. This methodology takes into account the nature of past and future loads, and randomness in strength and in degradation resulting from environmental factors. An adaptive Monte Carlo simulation procedure is used to evaluate time-dependent system reliability. The time-dependent reliability is sensitive to the time-varying load characteristics and to the choice of initial strength and strength degradation models but not to correlation in component strengths within a system. Inspection/maintenance strategies are identified that minimize the expected future costs of keeping the failure probability of a structure at or below an established target failure probability during its anticipated service period.

  2. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and electric forced-air; heat pumps; and electric baseboard)are conventional air conditioning and heat pump, given theair choice elec forced-air choice heat pump choice elec

  3. The detection of cheating in multiple choice examinations

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    Richmond, Peter

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cheating in examinations is acknowledged by an increasing number of organizations to be widespread. We examine two different approaches to assess their effectiveness at detecting anomalous results, suggestive of collusion, using data taken from a number of multiple-choice examinations organized by the UK Radio Communication Foundation. Analysis of student pair overlaps of correct answers is shown to give results consistent with more orthodox statistical correlations for which confidence limits as opposed to the less familiar "Bonferroni method" can be used. A simulation approach is also developed which confirms the interpretation of the empirical approach.

  4. Lighting Choices to Save You Money | 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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |Is Your HomeLatestCenter (LMI-EFRC) -Choices to Save You Money

  5. Choice FuelCorp Inc | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof EnergyInnovationin Urban Transport | Open EnergyChippewa ValleyChoice FuelCorp Inc

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

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    Hopkins, William A.

    be warranted. The disposal of slurried coal combustion waste (hereafter, ash) into open settling impoundmentsMaternal Transfer of Contaminants to Eggs in Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) Nesting on Coal 2002/Accepted: 13 February 2003 Abstract. Coal combustion is a major source of trace elements

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

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    species. Recent re- search has indicated that raptor mortality from collisions with wind turbines variesWilson Bull., 11l(l), 1999, pp. 100-104 EFFECTS OF WIND TURBINES ON UPLAND NESTING BIRDS ABSTRACT.-Grassland passerines were surveyed during summer 1995 on the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area

  8. 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 their electricity consumption, thereby improving the reliability of the grid. Retailers are incorporated

  9. Assessment of rural energy resources; Methodological guidelines

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    Rijal, K.; Bansal, N.K.; Grover, P.D. (Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Inst. of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 11016 (IN))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article presents the methodological guidelines used to assess rural energy resources with an example of its application in three villages each from different physiographic zones of Nepal. Existing energy demand patterns of villages are compared with estimated resource availability, and rural energy planning issues are discussed. Economics and financial supply price of primary energy resources are compared, which provides insight into defective energy planning and policy formulation and implication in the context of rural areas of Nepal. Though aware of the formidable consequences, the rural populace continues to exhaust the forest as they are unable to find financially cheaper alternatives. Appropriate policy measures need to be devised by the government to promote the use of economically cost-effective renewable energy resources so as to change the present energy usage pattern to diminish the environmental impact caused by over exploitation of forest resources beyond their regenerative capacity.

  10. Jet Motion, Internal Working Surfaces, and Nested Shells in the Protostellar System HH 212

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    Lee, Chin-Fei; Zhang, Qizhou; Shang, Hsien; Ho, Paul T P; Mizuno, Yosuke

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HH 212 is a nearby (400 pc) highly collimated protostellar jet powered by a Class 0 source in Orion. We have mapped the inner 80" (~ 0.16 pc) of the jet in SiO (J=8-7) and CO (J=3-2) simultaneously at ~ 0.5 resolution with the Atacama Millimeter/Submillimeter Array at unprecedented sensitivity. The jet consists of a chain of knots, bow shocks, and sinuous structures in between. As compared to that seen in our previous observations with the Submillimeter Array, it appears to be more continuous, especially in the northern part. Some of the knots are now seen associated with small bow shocks, with their bow wings curving back to the jet axis, as seen in pulsed jet simulations. Two of them are reasonably resolved, showing kinematics consistent with sideways ejection, possibly tracing the internal working surfaces formed by a temporal variation in the jet velocity. In addition, nested shells are seen in CO around the jet axis connecting to the knots and bow shocks, driven by them. The proper motion of the jet is e...

  11. Nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampler supplementary testing - AEAT doc 2926-2-002

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    REICH, F.R.

    1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of cold testing, completed by AEAT, as part of the proof-of-principle testing for a proposed nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampling system. This sampling system will provide waste samples from the PHMC feed tank to support the privatization contract with BNFL. Proof-of-principle tests were completed with 2 wt% and 10 wt% sand/water and 25 wt% kaolin clay/water simulants with a test setup that spanned the 24 ft to 57 ft height required in the feed tank. The tests demonstrated that the system could pump and sample waste materials with low and with high solids content. In addition, the tests demonstrated a need for some design upgrades to the sampling system, as there was material loss when the sample bottle was removed from the sampling needle. These were complementary tests, completed as part of an EM-50 Tank Focus Area (TFA) to develop a sampling system for validating LAW and HLW waste batches for the Privatization Contract.

  12. 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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  13. assessment committee methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Shinozuka, Masanobu 49 The Future of Natural Gas Supplementary Paper SP2.1 Natural Gas Resource Assessment Methodologies CiteSeer Summary: Techniques for estimation of...

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

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    20111455 National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Program Performance and Benefits 2 Power Plant Cost Estimation Methodology Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies...

  15. PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION WORKING GROUP: METHODOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS

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    Bari R. A.; Whitlock, J.; Therios, I.U.; Peterson, P.F.

    2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize the technical progress and accomplishments on the evaluation methodology for proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR and PP) of Generation IV nuclear energy systems. We intend the results of the evaluations performed with the methodology for three types of users: system designers, program policy makers, and external stakeholders. The PR and PP Working Group developed the methodology through a series of demonstration and case studies. Over the past few years various national and international groups have applied the methodology to nuclear energy system designs as well as to developing approaches to advanced safeguards.

  16. UNFCCC-Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill...

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    UNFCCC-Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill gas project activities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNFCCC-Consolidated baseline...

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

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    Methodology for Estimating Reductions of GHG Emissions from Mosaic Deforestation AgencyCompany Organization: World Bank Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Co-benefits...

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

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

  19. Towards Developing a Calibrated EGS Exploration Methodology Using...

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    Geothermal System, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Towards Developing a Calibrated EGS Exploration Methodology...

  20. Methodology for Assesment of Urban Water Planning Objectives

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    Meier, W. L.; Thornton, B. M.

    TR-51 1973 Methodology for Assessment of Urban Water Planning Objectives W.L. Meier B.M. Thornton Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

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

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

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

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

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. analysis methodology based: Topics by E-print Network

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

    ...9 1.3.2 Full 3D TomographyA UNIFIED METHODOLOGY FOR SEISMIC WAVEFORM ANALYSIS AND INVERSION by Po Chen A Dissertation program for tomgraphic...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  5. ari methodology modeling: Topics by E-print Network

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

    you win or lose: The importance of the overall Yamamoto, Hitoshi 253 A Typical Model Audit Approach: Spreadsheet Audit Methodologies in the City of London CERN Preprints...

  6. CONTAMINATED SOIL VOLUME ESTIMATE TRACKING METHODOLOGY

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    Durham, L.A.; Johnson, R.L.; Rieman, C.; Kenna, T.; Pilon, R.

    2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting a cleanup of radiologically contaminated properties under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The largest cost element for most of the FUSRAP sites is the transportation and disposal of contaminated soil. Project managers and engineers need an estimate of the volume of contaminated soil to determine project costs and schedule. Once excavation activities begin and additional remedial action data are collected, the actual quantity of contaminated soil often deviates from the original estimate, resulting in cost and schedule impacts to the project. The project costs and schedule need to be frequently updated by tracking the actual quantities of excavated soil and contaminated soil remaining during the life of a remedial action project. A soil volume estimate tracking methodology was developed to provide a mechanism for project managers and engineers to create better project controls of costs and schedule. For the FUSRAP Linde site, an estimate of the initial volume of in situ soil above the specified cleanup guidelines was calculated on the basis of discrete soil sample data and other relevant data using indicator geostatistical techniques combined with Bayesian analysis. During the remedial action, updated volume estimates of remaining in situ soils requiring excavation were calculated on a periodic basis. In addition to taking into account the volume of soil that had been excavated, the updated volume estimates incorporated both new gamma walkover surveys and discrete sample data collected as part of the remedial action. A civil survey company provided periodic estimates of actual in situ excavated soil volumes. By using the results from the civil survey of actual in situ volumes excavated and the updated estimate of the remaining volume of contaminated soil requiring excavation, the USACE Buffalo District was able to forecast and update project costs and schedule. The soil volume tracking methodology helped the USACE Buffalo District track soil quantity changes from projected excavation work over time and across space, providing the basis for an explanation of some of the project cost and schedule variances.

  7. On the choice of parameters in solar structure inversion

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    M. C. Rabello-Soares; Sarbani Basu; J. Christensen-Dalsgaard

    1999-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The observed solar p-mode frequencies provide a powerful diagnostic of the internal structure of the Sun and permit us to test in considerable detail the physics used in the theory of stellar structure. Amongst the most commonly used techniques for inverting such helioseismic data are two implementations of the optimally localized averages (OLA) method, namely the Subtractive Optimally Localized Averages (SOLA) and Multiplicative Optimally Localized Averages (MOLA). Both are controlled by a number of parameters, the proper choice of which is very important for a reliable inference of the solar internal structure. Here we make a detailed analysis of the influence of each parameter on the solution and indicate how to arrive at an optimal set of parameters for a given data set.

  8. Mutated hilltop inflation: a natural choice for early universe

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    Pal, Barun Kumar; Pal, Supratik; Basu, B., E-mail: barunp1985@rediffmail.com, E-mail: supratik@isical.ac.in, E-mail: banasri@isical.ac.in [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T.Road, Kolkata 700 108 (India)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a model of inflation with a suitable potential for a single scalar field which falls in the wide class of hilltop inflation. We derive the analytical expressions for most of the physical quantities related to inflation and show that all of them represent the true behavior as required from a model of inflation. We further subject the results to observational verification by formulating the theory of perturbations based on our model followed by an estimation for the values of those observable parameters. Our model is found to be in excellent agreement with observational data. Thus, the features related to the model leads us to infer that this type of hilltop inflation may be a natural choice for explaining the early universe.

  9. Mutated Hilltop Inflation : A Natural Choice for Early Universe

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    Barun Kumar Pal; Supratik Pal; B. Basu

    2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a model of inflation with a suitable potential for a single scalar field which falls in the wide class of hilltop inflation. We derive the analytical expressions for most of the physical quantities related to inflation and show that all of them represent the true behavior as required from a model of inflation. We further subject the results to observational verification by formulating the theory of perturbations based on our model followed by an estimation for the values of those observable parameters. Our model is found to be in excellent agreement with observational data. Thus, the features related to the model leads us to infer that this type of hilltop inflation may be a natural choice for explaining the early universe.

  10. Bayesian decision making in human collectives with binary choices

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    Eguíluz, Víctor M; Fernández-Gracia, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we focus on the description of the mechanisms behind the process of information aggregation and decision making, a basic step to understand emergent phenomena in society, such as trends, information spreading or the wisdom of crowds. In many situations, agents choose between discrete options. We analyze experimental data on binary opinion choices in humans. The data consists of two separate experiments in which humans answer questions with a binary response, where one is correct and the other is incorrect. The questions are answered without and with information on the answers of some previous participants. We find that a Bayesian approach captures the probability of choosing one of the answers. The influence of peers is uncorrelated with the difficulty of the question. The data is inconsistent with Weber's law, which states that the probability of choosing an option depends on the proportion of previous answers choosing that option and not on the total number of those answers. Last, the present Bayesian ...

  11. RAMS (Risk Analysis - Modular System) methodology

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    Stenner, R.D.; Strenge, D.L.; Buck, J.W. [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Risk Analysis - Modular System (RAMS) was developed to serve as a broad scope risk analysis tool for the Risk Assessment of the Hanford Mission (RAHM) studies. The RAHM element provides risk analysis support for Hanford Strategic Analysis and Mission Planning activities. The RAHM also provides risk analysis support for the Hanford 10-Year Plan development activities. The RAMS tool draws from a collection of specifically designed databases and modular risk analysis methodologies and models. RAMS is a flexible modular system that can be focused on targeted risk analysis needs. It is specifically designed to address risks associated with overall strategy, technical alternative, and `what if` questions regarding the Hanford cleanup mission. RAMS is set up to address both near-term and long-term risk issues. Consistency is very important for any comparative risk analysis, and RAMS is designed to efficiently and consistently compare risks and produce risk reduction estimates. There is a wide range of output information that can be generated by RAMS. These outputs can be detailed by individual contaminants, waste forms, transport pathways, exposure scenarios, individuals, populations, etc. However, they can also be in rolled-up form to support high-level strategy decisions.

  12. Benchmarking Methodology for Embedded Scalable Platforms Paolo Mantovani

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    a diversity of embedded application workloads. A companion methodology combines full-system simulation, pre1 Benchmarking Methodology for Embedded Scalable Platforms Paolo Mantovani , Emilio G. Cota performance [2], [4]. Accelerators can offer 2 to 3 orders-of-magnitude higher efficiency than soft- ware

  13. A Methodology for the Derivation of Parallel Programs

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    Goodman, Joy

    A Methodology for the Derivation of Parallel Programs Joy Goodman Department of Computer Science, University of Glasgow Abstract. I am currently developing a methodology for deriving paral­ lel programs from equational reasoning, a more efficient parallel program in a variety of languages and styles can be derived

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. A Genetic Programming Methodology for Strategy Optimization Under Uncertainty

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    the Missile Countermeasures Optimization (MCO) problem as an instance of a strategy optimization problem; describes various types and degrees of uncertainty that may be introduced into the MCO problem; and develops a new methodology for solving the MCO problem under conditions of uncertainty. The new methodology

  17. A Partial Memory Incremental Learning Methodology And Its Application To

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    Maloof, Mark

    , learning and recognition times, the types of concepts induced by the method, and the types of data fromA Partial Memory Incremental Learning Methodology And Its Application To Computer Intrusion Learning Methodology and its Application to Computer Intrusion Detection Marcus A. Maloof and Ryszard S

  18. Web Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: Methodology and Tools

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . These are the keywords. Web based simulation, Virtual Scientific Experiment, e-learning 1. INTRODUCTION Until now Technology for Enhanced Learning 1 #12;Web Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: MethodologyWeb Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: Methodology and Tools Giovannina Albano

  19. A New Methodology for Aircraft HVDC Power Systems design

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A New Methodology for Aircraft HVDC Power Systems design D. Hernández, M. Sautreuil, N. Retière, D-mail: olivier.sename@gipsa-lab.inpg.fr Abstract ­ A new methodology for aircraft HVDC power systems design

  20. Methodology for Service Development in a Distributed Smart Home Environment

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    Methodology for Service Development in a Distributed Smart Home Environment Master Thesis by Cezary the author of this thesis, titled "Methodology for Service Devel- opment in a distributed Smart Home Technology in Munich. Furthermore I would like to thanks to whole Smart Home team for giving me valuable

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

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy consumption. EPRI translates these projections into3 Technology Choices in EPRI's Model of Space Heating andPower Research Institute (EPRI) [1984]: "Household Appliance

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

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    among different space heating technologies to household andhousehold's choice of heating technology is modeled jointlymodel five space heating technologies given central cooling

  3. attraction influences mate-choice: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Influences Social Influences on the Mate Choices of Male and Female Japanese Quail Bennett. The results of those studies are summarized here. Females prefer to affiliate with...

  4. Methodology for Scaling Fusion Power Plant Availability

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    Lester M. Waganer

    2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. 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.

    2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Advanced nuclear fuel cycles - Main challenges and strategic choices

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    Le Biez, V. [Corps des Mines, 35 bis rue Saint-Sabin, F-75011 Paris (France); Machiels, A.; Sowder, A. [Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. 3420, Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A graphical conceptual model of the uranium fuel cycles has been developed to capture the present, anticipated, and potential (future) nuclear fuel cycle elements. The once-through cycle and plutonium recycle in fast reactors represent two basic approaches that bound classical options for nuclear fuel cycles. Chief among these other options are mono-recycling of plutonium in thermal reactors and recycling of minor actinides in fast reactors. Mono-recycling of plutonium in thermal reactors offers modest savings in natural uranium, provides an alternative approach for present-day interim management of used fuel, and offers a potential bridging technology to development and deployment of future fuel cycles. In addition to breeder reactors' obvious fuel sustainability advantages, recycling of minor actinides in fast reactors offers an attractive concept for long-term management of the wastes, but its ultimate value is uncertain in view of the added complexity in doing so,. Ultimately, there are no simple choices for nuclear fuel cycle options, as the selection of a fuel cycle option must reflect strategic criteria and priorities that vary with national policy and market perspectives. For example, fuel cycle decision-making driven primarily by national strategic interests will likely favor energy security or proliferation resistance issues, whereas decisions driven primarily by commercial or market influences will focus on economic competitiveness.

  7. PowerChoice Residential Customer Response to TOU Rates

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

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. WHERE ARE THE ELECTRIC VEHICLES?1 A SPATIAL MODEL FOR VEHICLE-CHOICE COUNT DATA2

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    1 WHERE ARE THE ELECTRIC VEHICLES?1 A SPATIAL MODEL FOR VEHICLE-CHOICE COUNT DATA2 3 T. Donna Chen4 ABSTRACT29 30 Electric vehicles (EVs) are predicted to increase in market share as auto manufacturers: Electric vehicles, spatial count modeling, vehicle choice, vehicle ownership,1 consumer behavior

  9. 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

  10. Improving behavioral realism in hybrid energy-economy models using discrete choice

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    Improving behavioral realism in hybrid energy-economy models using discrete choice studies Abstract Hybrid energy-economy models combine top-down and bottom-up approaches to explore behaviorally models to inform key behavioral parameters in CIMS, a hybrid model. The discrete choice models

  11. Motivation Influences Choice in the Exploration/ Exploitation Dilemma: Regulatory Fit Effects in a Gambling Task

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    Maddox, W. Todd

    , D.A., Maddox, W.T., & Markman, A.B. (in press). Regulatory Fit Effects in a choice task. PsychonomicMotivation Influences Choice in the Exploration/ Exploitation Dilemma: Regulatory Fit Effects appealing options. ­In category learning, a regulatory fit has been shown to increase exploration

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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

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    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. 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

  17. Journal of Transportation Engineering Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour at a Toll Plaza

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    Kundu, Debasis

    Journal of Transportation Engineering Modelling Automobile Driver's Toll-Lane Choice Behaviour at a Toll Plaza --Manuscript Draft-- Manuscript Number: TEENG-1181R3 Full Title: Modelling Automobile Driver to develop a random utility based discrete multinomial choice model for the behaviour of automobile drivers

  18. Methodology for performing measurements to release material from radiological control

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    Durham, J.S. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Gardner, D.L. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the existing and proposed methodologies for performing measurements of contamination prior to releasing material for uncontrolled use at the Hanford Site. The technical basis for the proposed methodology, a modification to the existing contamination survey protocol, is also described. The modified methodology, which includes a large-area swipe followed by a statistical survey, can be used to survey material that is unlikely to be contaminated for release to controlled and uncontrolled areas. The material evaluation procedure that is used to determine the likelihood of contamination is also described.

  19. 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

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. 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

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1972 Major Subject: Wildlife Science NESTING SUCCESS OF THE GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (CASSIDIX MEXICANUS PROSOPIDICOLA) IN RELATION TO CERTAIN DENSITY DEPENDENT...

  1. attach packaging methodologies: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Thermal Design Methodology for Low Flow Rate Single-Phase and Two-Phase Micro-Channel Heat Sinks Scott W for both single-phase and two-phase micro-channel heat sinks under a...

  2. A methodology to assess cost implications of automotive customization

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    Fournier, Laëtitia

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings 

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    Kissock, John Kelly

    2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    . This dissertation develops a methodology to measure retrofit energy savings and the uncertainty of the savings in commercial buildings. The functional forms of empirical models of cooling and heating energy use in commercial buildings are derived from an engineering...

  4. 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

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

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    Bayro, Marvin J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  6. 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

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

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

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. PROJECT SELF-EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: THE HEALTHREATS PROJECT CASE STUDY

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    Bohanec, Marko

    PROJECT SELF-EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: THE HEALTHREATS PROJECT CASE STUDY Martin Znidarsic1 , Marko, Slovenia e-mail: martin.znidarsic@ijs.si Tel: +386 1 477 3366; fax: +386 1 477 3315 ABSTRACT The paper

  9. Transmission Cost Allocation Methodologies for Regional Transmission Organizations

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

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. AIAA 2001-1535 A SYMBOLIC METHODOLOGY FOR THE

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    Patil, Mayuresh

    , wind turbines, etc. Over the last decade the advent of composites and the pursuit to build lighter is applied to a Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine. The pa- per presents a new methodology for modeling

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

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

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  13. Phenanthropiperidine Alkaloids: Methodology Development, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation

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    Niphakis, Micah James

    2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is directed towards the development of safe phenanthropiperidines for the treatment of cancer. It focuses on synthetic methodologies that facilitate their preparation and biological studies to better understand ...

  14. Software Interoperability Tools: Standardized Capability-Profiling Methodology ISO16100

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Software Interoperability Tools: Standardized Capability-Profiling Methodology ISO16100 Michiko, qwang@seu.ac.jp Abstract. The ISO 16100 series has been developed for Manufacturing software for developing general software applications including enterprise applications. In this paper, ISO 16100

  15. accident risks methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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

    13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Design Basis Accident Radiological Assessment Calculational Methodology CiteSeer Summary: submitted revised...

  16. 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

    agencies; Debbie Helstrom, Jeff Walker, and Nick Palacios. These engineers with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) have provided valuable feedback on the methodology and data as well as insights on accommodating the requirements... and Financial Methodology August 2009 page 18 of 29 Helstrom, Debbie. Project Engineer, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX. Personal communications, Spring - Summer 2002. Infoplease.com. "Conversion Factors." ? 2002 Family Education Network. http...

  17. A methodological approach to the complexity measurement of software designs

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    Williams, Clay Edwin

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE COMPLEXITY MEASUREMENT OF SOFTWARE DESIGNS A Thesis by CLAY EDWIN WILLIAMS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial fulffilment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Computer Science A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE COMPLEXITY MEASUREMENT OF SOFTWARE DESIGNS A Thesis by CLAY EDWIN WILLIAMS Approved as to style and content by: Willi m M. L' (Co-Chair of C ittee...

  18. A methodology of mathematical models with an application

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    Wood, Richard Brian

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A METHODOLOGY OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH AN APPLICATION A Thesis by RICHARD BRIAN WOOD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1972... Major Subject: Mathematics A METHODOLOGY OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH AN APPLICATION A Thesis by RICHARD BRIAN WOOD Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) December 1972 ABSTRACT A...

  19. Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects - RGIDECON

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    Ellis, John R.; Robinson, John R.C.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Rister, M. Edward

    Methodology October 31, 2002 page 10 of 28 free component for time preference, a risk premium, and an inflation premium3 (Rister et al. 1999). The relationship between these three components is considered multiplicative (Leatham; Hamilton), i.e., the overall...TR-203 October 2002 Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects – RGIDECON© M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell John R. C. Robinson John R. Ellis Allen W. Sturdivant Department of Agricultural Economics Texas Agricultural Experiment...

  20. Analytical examples of reversal current, zero core current, and surface current, toroidal magnetostatic equilibria with nested flux surfaces

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    Aly, J.-J. [AIM, Unite Mixte de Recherche CEA - UP7 - CNRS, UMR no. 7158, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France)

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present exact analytical examples of three types of axisymmetric toroidal magnetostatic equilibria with nested flux surfaces: (1) current reversal equilibria, for which the net toroidal current switches from a negative to a positive value when moving away from the magnetic axis; these equilibria have a non-monotonic pressure profile, in accordance with Hammett et al.'s theorem stating that the pressure on the current reversal surface has to exceed the volume-averaged pressure within that surface; (2) zero core current equilibria, in which the toroidal current density vanishes inside some flux surface; and (3) surface current equilibria, constituted of an arbitrary number of nested layers inside which the plasma pressure is constant and the magnetic field force-free, with two adjacent layers being separated by a current sheet. All these configurations are obtained by shaping in an adequate way the arbitrary function which intervenes in the class of generalized isodynamic equilibria first constructed by Palumbo and recovered later on by Bishop and Taylor. A derivation of these equilibria by a method slightly different from Palumbo's is given in an Appendix.

  1. 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...

  2. Corpuscular event-by-event simulation of quantum optics experiments: application to a quantum-controlled delayed-choice experiment

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    -controlled delayed-choice experiment This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see-by-event simulation of quantum optics experiments: application to a quantum-controlled delayed-choice experiment Hans­Zehnder interferometer, Wheeler's delayed choice, photon tunneling, quantum eraser, two-beam interference, Einstein

  3. Residential HVAC Data, Assumptions and Methodology for End-Use Forecasting with EPRI-REEPS 2.1

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    Johnson, F.X.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficiency Choice 6.3 New Home HVAC System Choice 6.4. NewJuly. EPRI. 1990. REEPS 2.0 HVAC Model Logic, prepared by1990. Review of Equipment HVAC Choice Parameters. Cambridge

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 Inventory (FCI).6 Because the questions are written in plain language and easily understood by non

  6. A Network Economic Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Choices and Quality Competition

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Sara Saberi PhD candidate Department of Operations & Information., and Saberi, S. (2013). A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Choices

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

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    Zaidi, Farhan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Park, Hyunsoung

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    White, Judith McIntosh

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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 of newspaper differences...

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

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    Li, Yu, 1976-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Chheda, Rinal (Rinal Komal)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Lewis, Dale B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  13. Cyclist route choice, traffic-related air pollution, and lung function: a scripted exposure study

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    choice, traffic-related air pollution, and lung function: aexposure to traffic-related air pollution on respiratory andR: Traffic- related air pollution and acute changes in heart

  14. Finding Healthy Options at SJSU! You have many food choices to make

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    Su, Xiao

    Opener. Beverages Water is always available (and should be your first choice). Try coffee with nonfat/vinegar dressing (2 Tbsp. is a serving). Add tuna, tofu, beans, or veggies to increase the protein in your own

  15. General Methodology for developing UML models from UI

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    Reddy, Ch Ram Mohan; Srinivasa, K G; Kumar, T V Suresh; Kanth, K Rajani

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent past every discipline and every industry have their own methods of developing products. It may be software development, mechanics, construction, psychology and so on. These demarcations work fine as long as the requirements are within one discipline. However, if the project extends over several disciplines, interfaces have to be created and coordinated between the methods of these disciplines. Performance is an important quality aspect of Web Services because of their distributed nature. Predicting the performance of web services during early stages of software development is significant. In Industry, Prototype of these applications is developed during analysis phase of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). However, Performance models are generated from UML models. Methodologies for predicting the performance from UML models is available. Hence, In this paper, a methodology for developing Use Case model and Activity model from User Interface is presented. The methodology is illustrated with a case...

  16. Short-term energy outlook. Volume 2. Methodology

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    Not Available

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume updates models and forecasting methodologies used and presents information on new developments since November 1981. Chapter discusses the changes in forecasting methodology for motor gasoline demand, electricity sales, coking coal, and other petroleum products. Coefficient estimates, summary statistics, and data sources for many of the short-term energy models are provided. Chapter 3 evaluates previous short-term forecasts for the macroeconomic variables, total energy, petroleum supply and demand, coal consumption, natural gas, and electricity fuel shares. Chapter 4 reviews the relationship of total US energy consumption to economic activity between 1960 and 1981.

  17. 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.

    2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. 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

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. assessment methodology revision: Topics by E-print Network

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

    assessment methodology revision First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 REVISED NATURAL GAS...

  20. Proceedings on the Workshop on METHODOLOGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL

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    on April 1-2, 1996, was organized by the Canadian Industry Energy End-use Data and Analysis Center (CIEEDAC energy efficiency indicators and energy data collection methods adopted by countries represented;Proceedings on the Workshop on METHODOLOGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS OF INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  1. Sandia software guidelines: Volume 5, Tools, techniques, and methodologies

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    Not Available

    1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume is one in a series of Sandia Software Guidelines intended for use in producing quality software within Sandia National Laboratories. This volume describes software tools and methodologies available to Sandia personnel for the development of software, and outlines techniques that have proven useful within the Laboratories and elsewhere. References and evaluations by Sandia personnel are included. 6 figs.

  2. 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

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

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Methodology for extracting local constants from petroleum cracking flows

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. 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

  6. Risk assessment methodology provides the framework for rational manage-

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    Risk assessment methodology provides the framework for rational manage- ment of the risks from): RECOMMENDATIONS 8 SCIENTIFICRESEARCHCAUCUSSTATEMENT Weddell seals locate breathing holes by listening for cracking and the potential impacts of noise on marine mammals. These additional sources of support are impor- tant

  7. Implementing an ICE: A methodology for the design, development

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    Deussen, Oliver

    Implementing an ICE: A methodology for the design, development and installation of Interactive for the design, development and implementation of ICEs (Interactive Collaborative Environments) in real world with the Edinburgh Napier ICE, a multi-user, multi-surface, multi-touch blended interaction digitally augmented space

  8. METHODOLOGY Open Access An improved pyrite pretreatment protocol for

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    Halevy, Itay

    METHODOLOGY Open Access An improved pyrite pretreatment protocol for kinetic and isotopic studies, therefore, desirable. A robust standardized pretreatment protocol for removal of fine particles. Results: Our data demonstrate the presence of large fractions of S0 on untreated pyrite particle surfaces

  9. 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

  10. Prometheus Reactor I&C Software Development Methodology, for Action

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    T. Hamilton

    2005-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this letter is to submit the Reactor Instrumentation and Control (I&C) software life cycle, development methodology, and programming language selections and rationale for project Prometheus to NR for approval. This letter also provides the draft Reactor I&C Software Development Process Manual and Reactor Module Software Development Plan to NR for information.

  11. NONNEGATIVE UNMIXING METHODOLOGY APPLIED ON BRILLOUIN OPTICAL FIBER SENSOR

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    NONNEGATIVE UNMIXING METHODOLOGY APPLIED ON BRILLOUIN OPTICAL FIBER SENSOR Edouard Buchoud1 As a complement to conventional sensors, Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) have gradually played. In complementary to traditional sensors, distributed fiber optic sensors (DOFS) are an attractive tool for SHM [1

  12. Towards an MDA-based development methodology for distributed applications

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    Pires, Luís Ferreira

    71 Towards an MDA-based development methodology for distributed applications Anastasius Gavras1 and concepts of the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA). The paper identifies phases and activities of an MDA the applicability and potential of MDA in the context of telecom services and applications. This paper also

  13. RETI Resource Valuation Methodology Cost of Generation Calculator

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    ) · Cost of equity investment in capital · Cost of financing capital · Taxes, including investmentRETI Resource Valuation Methodology Cost of Generation Calculator The Cost of Generation Calculator determines the levelized cost of generating power over the life of the resource, and is an input

  14. Risk-Informed Assessment Methodology Development and Application

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    Sung Goo Chi; Seok Jeong Park; Chul Jin Choi [Korea Power Engineering Company Inc, 360 9 Mabuk Dong, Giheung-gu Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 449-713 (Korea, Republic of); Ritterbusch, S.E.; Jacob, M.C. [Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (United States)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) has been working with Korea Power Engineering Company (KOPEC) on a US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) project through a collaborative agreement established for the domestic NERI program. The project deals with Risk-Informed Assessment (RIA) of regulatory and design requirements of future nuclear power plants. An objective of the RIA project is to develop a risk-informed design process, which focuses on identifying and incorporating advanced features into future nuclear power plants (NPPs) that would meet risk goals in a cost-effective manner. The RIA design methodology is proposed to accomplish this objective. This paper discusses the development of this methodology and demonstrates its application in the design of plant systems for future NPPs. Advanced conceptual plant systems consisting of an advanced Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) and Emergency Feedwater System (EFWS) for a NPP were developed and the risk-informed design process was exercised to demonstrate the viability and feasibility of the RIA design methodology. Best estimate Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) analyses were performed to validate the PSA success criteria for the NPP. The results of the analyses show that the PSA success criteria can be met using the advanced conceptual systems and that the RIA design methodology is a viable and appropriate means of designing key features of risk-significant NPP systems. (authors)

  15. Architecting Methodology for Spatially and Temporally Distributed Resource Extraction

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    oil and gas production fields. It then shows how to use the methodology for the development This paper presents a framework aimed at supporting the decision-making process for the preliminary design is a complementary tool to existing design practices. It features several advantages such as enabling the analysis

  16. SAFETY METHODOLOGY FOR THE OPERATION OF A CONTINUOUS INTENSIFIED REACTOR

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SAFETY METHODOLOGY FOR THE OPERATION OF A CONTINUOUS INTENSIFIED REACTOR Wassila Benaissa1 in the development of new reactor technologies: today, miniaturised and continuous processes are being developed and reaction volumes. In this field, new proto- types of "heat-exchanger/reactors" are a good illustration

  17. Methodology to quantify leaks in aerosol sampling system components

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    Vijayaraghavan, Vishnu Karthik

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. 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

  19. A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS THE BENEFITS OF SMART ORDER ROUTING

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ' services. Keywords: Electronic Markets, Process Optimisation, Smart Order Router. 1 INTRODUCTION European states. Thus, nearly all trading activity in a security was conducted in its home market [1A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS THE BENEFITS OF SMART ORDER ROUTING Bartholomäus Ende, Peter Gomber, Marco

  20. 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

  1. Novel Clinical and Translational Methodologies Pilot Projects The objective of the Novel Clinical and Translational Methodologies Pilot Projects is to

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    Krovi, Venkat

    Novel Clinical and Translational Methodologies Pilot Projects The objective of the Novel Clinical to perform clinical and translational research. The scope of projects could include new measurement cost-effectiveness, new approaches to clinical trial design and analysis of clinical research, clinical

  2. 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.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Nesting biology, morphological remarks, and description of the mature larva of Mellinus arvensis obscurus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Nepal

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    Boesi, R.; Polidori, C.; Andrietti, F. [Dipartimento di Biologia, Sezione di Zoologia e Citologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Via Celoria, 26, 20133, Milan (Italy); Gayubo, S.F.; Tormos, J.; Asis, J.D. [Unidad de Zoologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de Salamanca-37071, Salamanca (Spain)

    2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently re-named as a sub-species of Mellinus arvensis, Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888 was investigated ecologically and morphologically in Nepal, in order to underline the most important differences with the well known M. arvensis arvensis. Mellinus arvensis obscurus females nested in clumped aggregations on inclined plains at high altitudes, both on sunny bare soil and on a shaded grassy one. Beginning of monsoon season probably interfered with wasp activity, and females performed few provisioning flights during the day. Prey consisted of a broad range of Diptera, except for one case of a spider. Many females were observed not provisioning a nest but floating on the nesting site, and many intraspecific interactions suggested a high degree of usurpation attempts. At least one species of flies and two of ants probably acted as natural enemies of the wasp. Morphological observations on females showed that the Nepal population shares more similarities (shape of tergite I, body punctation) with the European populations than with the closer Japanese population; melanization is strong, according to west-east and altitudinal cline. The mature larva of M. arvensis obscurus Handlirsch is described, illustrated, and compared with the other mature larva of the genus. The differences between both larvae mainly lie in the presence/absence, and number or differentiation of integumental structures. We conclude that morphological traits are more important than ecological and behavioral ones in distinguishing M. arvensis obscurus from M. arvensis arvensis. (author) [Spanish] En el presente articulo se aportan los resultados y conclusiones de un estudio, llevado a cabo en Nepal, en el que se abordaron aspectos ecologicos, comportamentales y morfologicos (tanto del ultimo estado de la fase larvaria como del adulto) de Mellinus arvensis obscurus Handlirsch 1888. El principal objetivo del estudio radicaba en mostrar las principales diferencias que separan a esta subespecie de la bien estudiada subespecie nominal. Mellinus arvensis obscurus nidifica a gran altitud, en terreno inclinado, con y sin vegetacion, expuesto en mayor o menor medida al sol y en agregaciones muy compactas. Durante la estacion lluviosa la hembras llevan a cabo pocos vuelos de aprovisonamiento. Las presas pertenecen al orden de los dipteros, aunque, en una ocasion se observo el aporte de una arana. Gran numero de las interacciones intraespecificas observadas sugieren un alto grado de intentos de usurpacion de nidos. Los enemigos naturales mas sobresalientes pertenecen al orden de los dipteros y a la familia de los formicidos. Del estudio morfologico del adulto, mencionaremos que la foma del terguito 1 y la escultura del cuerpo, en las hembras de las poblaciones del Nepal, son mas semejantes a los de las hembras de las poblaciones europeas que no a los de las japonesas. De la fase larvaria se describe el ultimo estado larvario, a la vez que se compara con la otra larva madura ya descrita del genero. Las diferencias entre ambas larvas maduras radican en la presencia/ausencia, numero o diferenciacion de las estructuras tegumentarias. El estudio finaliza concluyendo que los rasgos morfologicos son mas importantes, que los aspectos ecologicos y comportamentales, a la hora de establecer una separacion entre las dos subespecies (author)

  4. BIOTROPICA 37(4): 670675 2005 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2005.00085.x Complex Nesting Behavior by Two Neotropical Species of the Ant Genus Stenamma

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    Villemant, Claire

    ; Neotropics; new species; predator defense; Stenamma. TROPICAL RAINFORESTS ARE LACED WITH A SKEIN OF ANTS and evolution of rainforest ants. I report here the novel nesting behavior of two species of Neotropical ants selection pressures that shape ant commu nities in general. Preliminary observations reported here suggest 1

  5. A Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta

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    Eloranta, Edwin W.

    Experiments (LAKE-ICE) on 21 December 1997,the University of Wisconsin Volume Imaging Lidar (UW-VIL) observedA Nested Micro-Scale Simulation of a Lake Michigan Land-Breeze Front Gijs de Boer,Gregory J.Tripoli,Edwin W.Eloranta Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,The University of Wisconsin - Madison

  6. A Wavelet-Based Methodology for Grinding Wheel Condition Monitoring

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    Liao, T. W. [Louisiana State University; Ting, C.F. [Louisiana State University; Qu, Jun [ORNL; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grinding wheel surface condition changes as more material is removed. This paper presents a wavelet-based methodology for grinding wheel condition monitoring based on acoustic emission (AE) signals. Grinding experiments in creep feed mode were conducted to grind alumina specimens with a resinoid-bonded diamond wheel using two different conditions. During the experiments, AE signals were collected when the wheel was 'sharp' and when the wheel was 'dull'. Discriminant features were then extracted from each raw AE signal segment using the discrete wavelet decomposition procedure. An adaptive genetic clustering algorithm was finally applied to the extracted features in order to distinguish different states of grinding wheel condition. The test results indicate that the proposed methodology can achieve 97% clustering accuracy for the high material removal rate condition, 86.7% for the low material removal rate condition, and 76.7% for the combined grinding conditions if the base wavelet, the decomposition level, and the GA parameters are properly selected.

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

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

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Quantum Cournot equilibrium for the Hotelling-Smithies model of product choice

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    Ramij Rahaman; Priyadarshi Majumdar; B. Basu

    2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper demonstrates the quantization of a spatial Cournot duopoly model with product choice, a two stage game focusing on non-cooperation in locations and quantities. With quantization, the players can access a continuous set of strategies, using continuous variable quantum mechanical approach. The presence of quantum entanglement in the initial state identifies a quantity equilibrium for every location pair choice with any transport cost. Also higher profit is obtained by the firms at Nash equilibrium. Adoption of quantum strategies rewards us by the existence of a larger quantum strategic space at equilibrium.

  9. The determination of cooking characteristics of USDA choice versus USDA select retail beef cuts

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    Luchak, Gregory Louis

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from 3. 1 to 4. 6 kg while shear force values for Choice increased from 3. 3 to 3. 8 kg as internal temperature endpoint increased from 57 to 74'C, respectively. TLS with 0. 0 cm of external fat were slightly higher (P&0. 05) in muscle fiber...) 352. 2 (23. 7) 0. 99 (0. 20) 1. 04 (0. 15) 81. 98 (5. 16) 2. 07 (0. 40) 2. 51 (0. 22) USDA Choice 320. 6 (13. 0) 609. 8 (96. 9) 1. 32 (0. 33) 1. 42 (0. 28) 80. 24 (4. 26) 2. 1 (0. 41) 3. 02 (0. 28) aValues in brackets are residual...

  10. Standardization of test methodology: a comparison between three suture anchors

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    Jonnalagadda, Silpa P.

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    was not the weakest link in the system. Meyer et al.12, however, reported that absorbable suture anchors are made of mechanically weak material and could be the weakest links in the soft tissue-anchor-bone complex. Investigators have also developed various modified... STANDARDIZATION OF TEST METHODOLOGY: A COMPARISON BETWEEN THREE SUTURE ANCHORS A Thesis by SILPA P. JONNALAGADDA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  11. 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.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Implementation impacts of PRL methodology. [PRL (Plutonium Recovery Limit)

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    Caudill, J.A.; Krupa, J.F.; Meadors, R.E.; Odum, J.V.; Rodrigues, G.C.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report responds to a DOE-SR request to evaluate the impacts from implementation of the proposed Plutonium Recovery Limit (PRL) methodology. The PRL Methodology is based on cost minimization for decisions to discard or recover plutonium contained in scrap, residues, and other plutonium bearing materials. Implementation of the PRL methodology may result in decisions to declare as waste certain plutonium bearing materials originally considered to be a recoverable plutonium product. Such decisions may have regulatory impacts, because any material declared to be waste would immediately be subject to provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The decision to discard these materials will have impacts on waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities. Current plans for the de-inventory of plutonium processing facilities have identified certain materials as candidates for discard based upon the economic considerations associated with extending the operating schedules for recovery of the contained plutonium versus potential waste disposal costs. This report evaluates the impacts of discarding those materials as proposed by the F Area De-Inventory Plan and compares the De-Inventory Plan assessments with conclusions from application of the PRL. The impact analysis was performed for those materials proposed as potential candidates for discard by the De-Inventory Plan. The De-Inventory Plan identified 433 items, containing approximately 1% of the current SRS Pu-239 inventory, as not appropriate for recovery as the site moves to complete the mission of F-Canyon and FB-Line. The materials were entered into storage awaiting recovery as product under the Department's previous Economic Discard Limit (EDL) methodology which valued plutonium at its incremental cost of production in reactors. An application of Departmental PRLs to the subject 433 items revealed that approximately 40% of them would continue to be potentially recoverable as product plutonium.

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

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

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the right case is given. ESL-IC-14-09-11 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 ...p. 1 INTERNATIONAL 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...

  14. Communicating about feminism and implementing feminist practices in research methodology

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    Barnard, Megan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    illustrate the power that the negative stigma surrounding feminism has on individuals. Even many people who support feminist values feel the need to separate themselves from the feminist movement by refusing to call themselves "feminists. " Although... researchers advocate other methodological changes that make thc rcscarch process more consistent with feminist values. They oflen find the imbalance of power that exists between the researcher and research participants to be one of the most serious problems...

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

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

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Nuclear power plant simulation facility evaluation methodology: handbook. Volume 1

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    Laughery, K.R. Jr.; Carter, R.J.; Haas, P.M.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is Volume 1 of a two-part document which describes a project conducted to develop a methodology to evaluate the acceptability of nuclear power plant (NPP) simulation facilities for use in the simulator-based portion of NRC's operator licensing examination. The proposed methodology is to be utilized during two phases of the simulation facility life-cycle, initial simulator acceptance and recurrent analysis. The first phase is aimed at ensuring that the simulator provides an accurate representation of the reference NPP. There are two components of initial simulator evaluation: fidelity assessment and a direct determination of the simulation facility's adequacy for operator testing. The second phase is aimed at ensuring that the simulation facility continues to accurately represent the reference plant throughout the life of the simulator. Recurrent evaluation is comprised of three components: monitoring reference plant changes, monitoring the simulator's hardware, and examining the data from actual plant transients as they occur. Volume 1 is a set of guidelines which details the steps involved in the two life-cycle phases, presents an overview of the methodology and data collection requirements, and addresses the formation of the evaluation team and the preparation of the evaluation plan. 29 figs.

  17. Flammability Assessment Methodology Program Phase I: Final Report

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

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. 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

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. A REVIEW OF ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS IN EPRI EA-3409, "HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CHOICE: REVISION OF REEPS BEHAVIORAL MODELS"

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    Wood, D.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of residential space heating technology choice. That choicemarket for space heating technologies. EPRI modeled thesethe selection of space heating technology. It is more likely

  20. Assessing the Interaction between Real Estate and Equity in Households Portfolio Choice

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    that households taking positions in one asset (home or stock) encounter a positive position in the other asset considering their stock market participation and home tenure choices. There is already a huge body of literature on housing status (own/rent) decisions and many contributions doc- umented the low stock market

  1. 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, Independent Publishing Con- sultant, Princeton, New Jersey Project Staff Robin A. Schoen, Study Director Bridget K. B. Avila, Senior Project Assistant Elia Ben-Ari, Science Writer Norman Grossblatt, Editor

  2. A Simulation Approach to Dynamic Portfolio Choice with an Application to Learning

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    Stroud, Jonathan

    A Simulation Approach to Dynamic Portfolio Choice with an Application to Learning About Return 2000 This Draft: December 2003 Abstract We present a simulation-based method for solving discrete, parameter and model uncertainty, and learning. We first establish the properties of the method

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. A SOCIAL CHOICE APPROACH TO PRIMARY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: THE RUBBER TREE CASE IN AFRICA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A SOCIAL CHOICE APPROACH TO PRIMARY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: THE RUBBER TREE CASE IN AFRICA MOUSSA approach to a decision making problem related to the management of a primary resource, namely the rubber operation research methods) by the african rubber tree planters in order to get a plantation at peak

  6. The Effect of Profile Choice and Profile Gathering Methods on Profile-Driven

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    The Effect of Profile Choice and Profile Gathering Methods on Profile-Driven Optimization Systems;Keywords: Compilers, Optimization, Performance of systems, Modeling tech- niques #12;Abstract Profile-time optimizer. In this work, we ana- lyze several important aspects of profile-driven optimization. We examine

  7. DOES HOSPITAL COMPETITION SAVE LIVES? EVIDENCE FROM THE ENGLISH NHS PATIENT CHOICE REFORMS*

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    Mateo, Jill M.

    DOES HOSPITAL COMPETITION SAVE LIVES? EVIDENCE FROM THE ENGLISH NHS PATIENT CHOICE REFORMS* Zack Cooper, Stephen Gibbons, Simon Jones and Alistair McGuire Recent substantive reforms to the English with fixed prices. This study investigates whether these reforms led to improvements in hospital quality. We

  8. Character displacement and the evolution of mate choice: an artificial neural network approach

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    Ryan, Michael J.

    Character displacement and the evolution of mate choice: an artificial neural network approach preferences for aspects of conspecific male signals. We used artificial neural network models to simulate varied in their preferences for aspects of conspecific male signals. When we tested networks

  9. HOME ENERGY PREFERENCES & POLICY: APPLYING STATED CHOICE MODELING TO A HYBRID

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    or benefits for heating system and renovation choices in the residential sector. Overall, respondents prefer furnaces, 6% for electric baseboards, 28% for heat pumps and 10% for mid efficiency oil furnaces for home renovations and heating systems. Using stated preference data from over 600 completed surveys, I

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

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    Moore, Simon

    elements of so- called asynchronous design in the construction of a so-called synchronous system placing equal delays in all pipeline stages. GasP mixes design elements from the asynchronous design style This work suggests that synchrony and asynchrony are not design choices but rather a collection of design

  11. The behavioral ecology of sleep: Natural sleeping site choice in three Anolis lizard species

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    Johnson, Michele A.

    provide access to necessary diurnal resources and/or protection from predation or natural elements sleeping in open, vulnerable areas than in more protected areas unless they slept in groups (GauthierThe behavioral ecology of sleep: Natural sleeping site choice in three Anolis lizard species Sonal

  12. Empathetic Social Choice on Social Networks Amirali Salehi-Abari and Craig Boutilier

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    Boutilier, Craig

    Empathetic Social Choice on Social Networks Amirali Salehi-Abari and Craig Boutilier Abstract Social and economic networks play a fundamental role in facilitating interactions and behaviors between should scale to large-scale (online) social or economic networks. Preliminary experiments validate

  13. 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 structures emerge. We examine one particular IPD/CR environment and document the social network methods used within this environment. In particular, the social networks of interesting populations

  14. Empathetic Social Choice on Social Networks Amirali Salehi-Abari and Craig Boutilier

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    Toronto, University of

    Empathetic Social Choice on Social Networks Amirali Salehi-Abari and Craig Boutilier Department of Computer Science University of Toronto {abari,cebly}@cs.toronto.edu Abstract Social and economic networks-scale (online) social or economic networks. Preliminary experiments validate the effectiveness of our proposed

  15. A Dynamic Model of the Choice of Mode for Exploiting Complementary Capabilities

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    Chi, Tailan; Seth, Anju

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + = ?? ?? ?+?+?+ ?? )( ),( ),( ,])ˆ,,([)( max)ˆ,,( , , )( 0,2,1 )( 0 ,2,1 tt ttj tti tr tttttt tr t ttt S BX BX essaaJEes saaJ ? ? ? ? where s0 denotes the initial share structure. If the initial mode of organization is either acquisition or licensing, the second or third choice...

  16. Foraging theory for autonomous vehicle speed choice Theodore P. Pavlic , Kevin M. Passino 1

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    Foraging theory for autonomous vehicle speed choice Theodore P. Pavlic Ã, Kevin M. Passino 1 consider the optimal control design of an abstract autonomous vehicle (AAV). The AAV searches an area cost of depleted vehicle fuel), and search costs depend on search speed. However, the designer rewards

  17. Residential Location Choice--a Search in the Mirror of the Past

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Residential Location Choice--a Search in the Mirror of the Past Cynthia Chen University environment · Residential self-selection, but · What do we know about residential self- selection? ­ When · Behavioral studies · Life course research · Human memory· Human memory · The current state of residential

  18. Learning-by-Doing and the Choice of Technology: The Role of Patience

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    Karp, Larry S.

    technology and under the next best alternative, i.e. on the opportunity cost of adoption. The opportunity. An agent who is less 1 #12;familiar with the existing technology has a lower opportunity cost of adoptingLearning-by-Doing and the Choice of Technology: The Role of Patience Larry Karp and In Ho Lee

  19. Video Streaming Application for the ChoiceNet Infrastructure William Sullivan, Cameron Foss

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Video Streaming Application for the ChoiceNet Infrastructure William Sullivan, Cameron Foss College might look like once fully implemented. Our task is to design and implement a video streaming qualities of video can be associated with different monetary values. To prove that the user's experiences

  20. 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

  1. Slaw.........................$1.50 Your choice of house smoked meat and signature sauce, topped with

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    , Minutemaid Lemonade and Dasani bottled water HOUSE SPECIALS 1/2 LB SMOKED PORK RIB TIPS..................$ 5.........................$ 5.95 Choice of meat and sauce layered with slow-cooked BBQ beans and slaw .........Ranch Potato Salad $1.50 Mac & Cheese..............$2.00 ......Slow-cooked BBQ Beans $1.50 $ 5.95 $ 6.00 $ 2.00 $ 4

  2. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Female mate choice copying affects sexual selection in wild

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    Indiana University

    in wild populations of the ocellated wrasse SUZANNE H. ALONZO Department of Ecology and Evolutionary and importance of nonindependent female choice in wild popula- tions. In a species with male territoriality under natural conditions in the wild. I further show that a short- term experimental increase

  3. Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students' coordinate system choice Eleanor C. Sayre

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    Zollman, Dean

    Plasticity of intermediate mechanics students' coordinate system choice Eleanor C. Sayre Department from solid. To describe our work more precisely, we define a scale of plasticity and several heuristics for defining resources and their plasticity. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.020105 PACS number s : 01.30.lb, 01

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

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    Mustakerov, Ivan

    electrical battery power supply lifetime, pric and weight. © ~1mKeHepllH llayKH, rOA. XUV, 2007,.N'] I 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

  5. 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

  6. Sandia National Laboratories: NEST

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    partners, investors, and technical resources isn't generally an easy task for start-up companies. But for clients of the i-GATE (Innovation for Green Advanced Transportation...

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

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    Wei, Guanghua

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. 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

  11. Multi-DOF precision positioning methodology using two-axis Hall-effect sensors

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    Kawato, Yusuke

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel sensing methodology using two-axis Hall-effect sensors is proposed, where the absolute positioning of a device atop any magnet matrix is possible. This methodology has the capability of micrometer-order positioning resolution as well...

  12. Analysis Methodology for Large Organizations' Investments in Energy Retrofit of Buildings 

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    Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a formal methodology that supports large organizations' investments in energy retrofit of buildings. The methodology is a scalable modeling approach based on normative models and Bayesian calibration. Normative models are a light...

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

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    Blitzer, Charles R.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. 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 ...

  15. Analysis Methodology for Large Organizations' Investments in Energy Retrofit of Buildings

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    Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a formal methodology that supports large organizations' investments in energy retrofit of buildings. The methodology is a scalable modeling approach based on normative models and Bayesian calibration. Normative models are a light...

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

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    Domínguez-García, Alejandro D. (Alejandro Dan)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. An Experimental Methodology to Evaluate Concept Generation Procedures Based on Quantitative Lifecycle Performance

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    Cardin, Michel-Alexandre

    This study presents an experimental methodology to measure how concept generation procedures can affect the anticipated lifecycle performance of engineering systems design concepts. The methodology is based on objective ...

  18. A Platform-Based Software Design Methodology for Embedded Control Systems: An Agile Toolkit

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    Southampton, University of

    A Platform-Based Software Design Methodology for Embedded Control Systems: An Agile Toolkit Lucas con- straints, is effectively an embedded real-time system and hence requires a rigorous methodology to develop the soft- ware involved. The development methodology proposed in this paper adapts agile

  19. Fault Detection Methodology for Caches in Reliable Modern VLSI Microprocessors based on Instruction Set

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    Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

    , Professor #12;hardware defects that may occur during system operation by the increased soft error rateFault Detection Methodology for Caches in Reliable Modern VLSI Microprocessors based on Instruction-Based Self-Test (SBST) fault detection methodology for small embedded cache memories. The methodology

  20. Simulations of Present and Future Climates in the Western United States with Four Nested Regional Climate Models

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    Duffy, Phil; Arritt, R.; Coquard, J.; Gutowski, William; Han, J.; Iorio, J.; Kim, Jongil; Leung, Lai R.; Roads, J.; Zeledon, E.

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean-atmosphere climate models. Our primary goal is to assess the range of regional climate responses to increased greenhouse gases in available RCM simulations. The four RCMs used different geographical domains, different increased greenhouse gas scenarios for future-climate simulations, and (in some cases) different lateral boundary conditions. For simulations of the present climate, we compare RCM results to observations and to results of the GCM that provided lateral boundary conditions to the RCM. For future-climate (increased greenhouse gas) simulations, we compare RCM results to each other and to results of the driving GCMs. When results are spatially averaged over the western U.S., we find that the results of each RCM closely follow those of the driving GCM in the same region, in both present and future climates. This is true even though the study area is in some cases a small fraction of the RCM domain. Precipitation responses predicted by the RCMs are in many regions not statistically significant compared to interannual variability. Where the predicted precipitation responses are statistically significant, they are positive. The models agree that near-surface temperatures will increase, but do not agree on the spatial pattern of this increase. The four RCMs produce very different estimates of water content of snow in the present climate, and of the change in this water content in response to increased greenhouse gases.

  1. A parameterized functional cell design methodology for analog integrated circuits

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    Bily, Stephen Frank

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oor p le s (PLA(vtmnaengar, e? ) I- Idf?' ~ l?on compte (tor an enarocl pi Hlgl Lmml Bohm orsu C nct anal Oesc of ~ System Rcg ~ Imf Itc ch Lovel Oe ac I I p I I f4 l Boolean Lag? D agt Ocsc pl oh Nel ofa Dose pl ofl Textual Docctlptton..., appear to hold the greatest potential as effective analog IC design methodologies, They have been used in numerous applications and have produced circuits with medium performance and eflicient area usage. Some cell-based tools even provide various...

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

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    Not Available

    1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. 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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > The EnergyCenterDioxide Capture in the Presence of Water |Methodology

  4. New Methodologies for Analysis of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in Many DevilsForumEngines | Department of Energy New Methodologies

  5. Measuring U.S. Consumer Preferences for Genetically Modified Foods Using Choice Modeling Experiments: The Role of Price,

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    Neimark, Alexander V.

    Measuring U.S. Consumer Preferences for Genetically Modified Foods Using Choice Modeling attributes of price, product benefits, and technology influence consumer demand for genetically modified food Modified Foods Using Choice Modeling Experiments: The Role of Price, Product Benefits and Technology

  6. PARAMETER CHOICES AND A BETTER BOUND ON THE LIST SIZE IN THE GURUSWAMI-SUDAN ALGORITHM FOR

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    Matthews, Gretchen L.

    PARAMETER CHOICES AND A BETTER BOUND ON THE LIST SIZE IN THE GURUSWAMI-SUDAN ALGORITHM an algebraic geometry code CL(D, P), the Guruswami- Sudan algorithm produces a list of all codewords in CL(D, P fields to provide improved parameter choices for the Guruswami-Sudan list decoding algorithm

  7. The Interprofessional Project Course at Illinois Institute of Technology One Distinctive Experience Three Choices of Learning Platforms

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    Heller, Barbara

    ­ Three Choices of Learning Platforms The multidisciplinary IPRO team project course experience is offered via three platforms that provide students a variety of choices that tap their passion and disciplinary approaches to accommodate their interests. All three IPRO platforms are designed to achieve the same learning

  8. PTC, ITC, or Cash Grant? An Analysis of the Choice Facing Renewable Power Projects in the United States

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    Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Cory, Karlynn; James, Ted

    2009-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Renewable power technologies are inherently capital-intensive, often (but not always) with relatively high construction costs and low operating costs. For this reason, renewable power technologies are typically more sensitive to the availability and cost of financing than are natural gas power plants, for example. In the United States, the bulk of renewable project finance in recent years has been provided by 'tax equity investors' (typically large investment banks and insurance companies) who partner with project developers through highly specialized financing structures (Bolinger, 2009; Cory et al., 2008; Harper et al., 2007). These structures have been designed primarily to capitalize on federal support for renewable power technologies, which has historically come in the form of tax credits and accelerated depreciation deductions. The number of tax equity investors active in the renewable power market has declined precipitously, however, as a result of the financial crisis that began unfolding across the globe in the summer of 2008. The resulting shortage and increased cost of project financing has, in turn, slowed the development of new renewable power projects, leading to layoffs throughout the entire industry supply chain. In recognition of the fact that tax-based policy incentives are not particularly effective when tax burdens are shrinking or non-existent, Congress included several provisions in 'The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009' (ARRA 2009) designed to make federal incentives for renewable power technologies more useful. Among these provisions is one that allows projects eligible to receive the production tax credit ('the PTC', see Text Box 1) to instead elect the investment tax credit ('the ITC', see Text Box 2). Another provision enables ITC-eligible projects (which now include most PTC-eligible renewable power projects) to instead receive--for a limited time only--a cash grant of equivalent value. These two provisions (among others) could have a significant impact on how renewable power projects are financed over the next few years. The purpose of this report is to both quantitatively and qualitatively analyze, from the project developer/owner perspective, the choice between the PTC and the ITC (or equivalent cash grant) for a number of different renewable power technologies.1 Because the two credits are structured differently, and apply in different ways to different technologies, the choice between the two lends itself to quantitative financial analysis of the conditions under which either the PTC or the ITC would, at least in theory, provide greater financial value. Qualitative considerations may be equally important, however, particularly in instances where quantitative differences are modest. This report proceeds as follows. Section 2 provides a brief summary of ARRA 2009, with some emphasis on those provisions designed to ease the liquidity crisis facing the renewable power sector. Section 3 describes the quantitative analysis methodology, as well as modeling results for wind, open-loop biomass, closed-loop biomass, geothermal, and landfill gas projects. Section 4 discusses a number of qualitative considerations that may play as important of a role as quantitative results in deciding between the PTC and the ITC (or equivalent cash grant). Section 5 concludes, and an Appendix provides supplemental tables that present quantitative analysis results conducted at different discount rates.

  9. 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 (Sala & Associates); Bessette, Gregory Carl; Lipinski, Ronald J.

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. End-to-end network/application performance troubleshooting methodology

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    Wu, Wenji; Bobyshev, Andrey; Bowden, Mark; Crawford, Matt; Demar, Phil; Grigaliunas, Vyto; Grigoriev, Maxim; Petravick, Don; /Fermilab

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The computing models for HEP experiments are globally distributed and grid-based. Obstacles to good network performance arise from many causes and can be a major impediment to the success of the computing models for HEP experiments. Factors that affect overall network/application performance exist on the hosts themselves (application software, operating system, hardware), in the local area networks that support the end systems, and within the wide area networks. Since the computer and network systems are globally distributed, it can be very difficult to locate and identify the factors that are hurting application performance. In this paper, we present an end-to-end network/application performance troubleshooting methodology developed and in use at Fermilab. The core of our approach is to narrow down the problem scope with a divide and conquer strategy. The overall complex problem is split into two distinct sub-problems: host diagnosis and tuning, and network path analysis. After satisfactorily evaluating, and if necessary resolving, each sub-problem, we conduct end-to-end performance analysis and diagnosis. The paper will discuss tools we use as part of the methodology. The long term objective of the effort is to enable site administrators and end users to conduct much of the troubleshooting themselves, before (or instead of) calling upon network and operating system 'wizards,' who are always in short supply.

  11. 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.

    2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. ASSESSMENT OF SEISMIC ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES FOR DEEPLY EMBEDDED NPP STRUCTURES.

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    XU, J.; MILLER, C.; COSTANTINO, C.; HOFMAYER, C. (BNL); GRAVES, H. (US NRC).

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several of the new generation nuclear power plant designs have structural configurations which are proposed to be deeply embedded. Since current seismic analysis methodologies have been applied to shallow embedded structures (e.g., ASCE 4 suggest that simple formulations may be used to model embedment effect when the depth of embedment is less than 30% of its foundation radius), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is sponsoring a program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory with the objective of investigating the extent to which procedures acceptable for shallow embedment depths are adequate for larger embedment depths. This paper presents the results of a study comparing the response spectra obtained from two of the more popular analysis methods for structural configurations varying from shallow embedment to complete embedment. A typical safety related structure embedded in a soil profile representative of a typical nuclear power plant site was utilized in the study and the depths of burial (DOB) considered range from 25-100% the height of the structure. Included in the paper are: (1) the description of a simplified analysis and a detailed approach for the SSI analyses of a structure with various DOB, (2) the comparison of the analysis results for the different DOBs between the two methods, and (3) the performance assessment of the analysis methodologies for SSI analyses of deeply embedded structures. The resulting assessment from this study has indicated that simplified methods may be capable of capturing the seismic response for much deeper embedded structures than would be normally allowed by the standard practice.

  13. A Library-Based Synthesis Methodology for Reversible Logic

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    Mehdi Saeedi; Mehdi Sedighi; Morteza Saheb Zamani

    2010-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Methodology and Process for Condition Assessment at Existing Hydropower Plants

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    Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL] [ORNL; Cones, Marvin [Mesa Associates, Inc.] [Mesa Associates, Inc.; March, Patrick [Hydro Performance Processes, Inc.] [Hydro Performance Processes, Inc.; Dham, Rajesh [U.S. Department of Energy] [U.S. Department of Energy; Spray, Michael [New West Technologies, LLC.] [New West Technologies, LLC.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydropower Advancement Project was initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop and implement a systematic process with a standard methodology to identify the opportunities of performance improvement at existing hydropower facilities and to predict and trend the overall condition and improvement opportunity within the U.S. hydropower fleet. The concept of performance for the HAP focuses on water use efficiency how well a plant or individual unit converts potential energy to electrical energy over a long-term averaging period of a year or more. The performance improvement involves not only optimization of plant dispatch and scheduling but also enhancement of efficiency and availability through advanced technology and asset upgrades, and thus requires inspection and condition assessment for equipment, control system, and other generating assets. This paper discusses the standard methodology and process for condition assessment of approximately 50 nationwide facilities, including sampling techniques to ensure valid expansion of the 50 assessment results to the entire hydropower fleet. The application and refining process and the results from three demonstration assessments are also presented in this paper.

  15. Methodology Using MELCOR Code to Model Proposed Hazard Scenario

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    Gavin Hawkley

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Comparison of the "method of limits" and "alternate choice" methods in vibrometry testing

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    Hayes, Eloise Carlton

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are the "method of limits" and "alternate choice" techniques. This investigation evaluated and compared these two techniques. The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine if these testing methods obtain the same vibration threshold... and to invesugate the relationship between the methods. The methods were used to test male and female populations for their vibration sensitivity in the median nerve (index finger) and the ulnar nerve (little finger) of both hands. This study utilized...

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

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    Baker, C.

    1999-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Managed Lane Choices by Carpools Comprised of Family Members Compared to Non-family Members

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    Pannu, Mandeep S.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Turnbull Head of Department, Mark Burris December 2009 Major Subject: Civil Engineering iii ABSTRACT Managed Lane Choices by Carpools Comprised of Family Members Compared to Non- Family Members. (December 2009) Mandeep Singh Pannu, B..., Maryland; Boston; Minneapolis; New Jersey Turnpike; New York City; Portland; Ottawa, Ontario; Memphis; Nashville; Dallas; Northern Virginia; Norfolk/Virginia Beach; Seattle; Houston; and numerous California counties (HOV Systems Manual, 1998; Stockton...

  19. Public choice in water resource management: two case studies of the small-scale hydroelectric controversy

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    Soden, D.L.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydroelectric issues have a long history in the Pacific Northwest, and more recently have come to focus on developing environmentally less-obtrusive means of hydroelectric generation. Small-scale hydroelectric represents perhaps the most important of these means of developing new sources of renewable resources to lessen the nation's dependence on foreign sources of energy. Each potential small-scale hydroelectric project, however, manifests a unique history which provides a highly useful opportunity to study the process of collective social choice in the area of new energy uses of water resources. Utilizing the basic concepts of public choice theory, a highly developed and increasingly widely accepted approach in the social sciences, the politicalization of small-scale hydroelectric proposals is analyzed. Through the use of secondary analysis of archival public opinion data collected from residents of the State of Idaho, and through the development of the two case studies - one on the Palouse River in Eastern Washington and the other at Elk Creek Falls in Northern Idaho, the policy relevant behavior and influence of major actors is assessed. Results provide a useful test of the utility of public-choice theory for the study of cases of natural-resources development when public involvement is high.

  20. Advanced Fuel Cycle Economic Tools, Algorithms, and Methodologies

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    David E. Shropshire

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. 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

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. The MARSAME Methodology: Fundamentals, Benefits and Applications - 12135

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    Boerner, Alex J. [Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MARSAME is an acronym for the 'Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment'. Published in January 2009, MARSAME was a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to aid sites in the clearance of materials and equipment (M and E). The MARSAME manual supplements the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM), published in 1997. As cited in the MARSAME, applicable M and E includes metals, concrete, tools, equipment, piping, conduit, and furniture. Also included are dispersible bulk materials such as trash, rubble, roofing materials, and sludge. Solids stored in containers, as well as liquids and gases, represent additional M and E. The MARSAME methodology covers multiple technical areas, including the initial assessment (IA), Measurement Quality Objectives (MQOs), survey approaches and considerations, survey plans, survey implementation, and Data Quality Assessment (DQA). These topics are generally captured under four phases of the data life cycle, which are Planning, Implementation, Assessment, and Decision-Making. Flexibility and a graded approach are inherent components of the MARSAME methodology pertaining to M and E property clearance programs. Because large quantities of M and E potentially affected by radioactivity are present in the United States, owners of the M and E need to identify acceptable disposition options. Thirteen disposition options, broadly defined under both release and interdiction scenarios, are described in MARSAME. Nine disposition options are listed for release; these options are categorized into two for reuse, two for recycle, four for disposal, and one that is essentially 'status quo' (i.e., maintain current radiological controls). Four interdiction options are also cited. To date, applications of the MARSAME approach for M and E property clearance under reuse scenarios have been limited. However, this should change as familiarity increases. Known examples are provided from DOE-contractor and NRC-licensee facilities. If the methodology is appropriately planned and implemented, the benefits of the MARSAME approach include worker and public protection, reduction in the amount of disposed radioactive waste, reuse of materials (resulting in environmental and material sustainability advantages), and cost savings. (authors)

  3. Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual

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    Dirks, James A.; Gorrissen, Willy J.

    2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. 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)

    2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Methodology for Augmenting Existing Paths with Additional Parallel Transects

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    Wilson, John E.

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Evolution of PRA methodology and insights since WASH-1400

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    Harper, F.T.; Camp, A.L.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is preparing NUREG-1150 to examine the current perception of risk from a selected group of nuclear power plants. In support of NUREG-1150, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has directed the production of Level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs) for the Surry, Sequoyah, Peach Bottom, and Grand Gulf nuclear power plants; additional studies are planned. The first four plants have been studied previously in either WASH-1400 or RSSMAP. The more recent studies suggest significant changes in perception of dominant accident sequences. In this paper the authors examine the changes in their perception of the likelihood of severe core damage accidents, in terms of both changes in PRA methodology and changes to the plants as a result of evolving regulations.

  7. Evolution of PRA methodology and insights since WASH-1400

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    Harper, F.T.; Camp, A.L.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is preparing NUREG-1150 to examine the current perception of risk from a selected group of nuclear power plants. In support of NUREG-1150, Sandia National Laboratories has directed the production of Level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs) for the Surry, Sequoyah, Peach Bottom, and Grand Gulf nuclear power plants - additional studies are planned. The first four plants have been studied previously in either WASH-1400 or RSSMAP. The more recent studies suggest significant changes in our perception of dominant accident sequences. In this paper we will examine the changes in our perception of the likelihood of severe core damage accidents, in terms of both changes in PRA methodology and changes to the plants as a result of evolving regulations.

  8. Life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology applied to energetic materials

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    Reardon, P.T.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the Clean Agile Manufacturing of Propellants, Explosives, and pyrotechnics (CAMPEP) program is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of using modeling, alternate materials and processing technology to reduce PEO life-cycle pollution by up to 90%. Traditional analyses of factory pollution treat the manufacturing facility as the singular pollution source. The life cycle of a product really begins with raw material acquisition and includes all activities through ultimate disposal. The life cycle thus includes other facilities besides the principal manufacturing facility. The pollution generated during the product life cycle is then integrated over the total product lifetime, or represents a ``cradle to grave`` accounting philosophy. This paper addresses a methodology for producing a life-cycle inventory assessment.

  9. New methodology to determine the terminal height of a fireball

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    Moreno-Ibáñez, Manuel; Trigo-Rodríguez, Josep M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite ablation and drag processes associated with atmospheric entry of meteoroids were a subject of intensive study over the last century, little attention was devoted to interpret the observed fireball terminal height. This is a key parameter because it not only depends on the initial mass, but also on the bulk physical properties of the meteoroids and hence of their ability to ablate in the atmosphere. In this work we have developed a new approach that is tested using the fireball terminal heights observed by the Meteorite Observation and Recovery Project operated in Canada between 1970-1985 (hereafter referred as MORP). We then compare them to the calculation made. Our results clearly show that the new methodology is able to forecast the degree of deepening of meteoroids in the Earth's atmosphere. Then, this approach has important applications in predicting the impact hazard from cm- to meter-sized bodies that are represented, in part, in the MORP bolide list.

  10. Calibration methodology for proportional counters applied to yield measurements of a neutron burst

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    Tarifeño-Saldivia, Ariel, E-mail: atarifeno@cchen.cl, E-mail: atarisal@gmail.com; Pavez, Cristian; Soto, Leopoldo [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile) [Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D, Santiago (Chile); Center for Research and Applications in Plasma Physics and Pulsed Power, P4, Santiago (Chile); Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Republica 220, Santiago (Chile); Mayer, Roberto E. [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)] [Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402AGP (Argentina)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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. From Measurements to Sustainable Choices: Non-intrusive Fine-grained Sensing of Resource Usage in Buildings

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    Jalali. Bahram

    From Measurements to Sustainable Choices: Non-intrusive Fine- grained Sensing of Resource Usage. Example pictures of non-intrusive pipe level water monitoring test-bed and non- intrusive appliance power

  12. Combining stated and revealed choice research to simulate the neighbor effect: The case of hybrid-electric vehicles

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    Axsen, Jonn; Mountain, Dean C.; Jaccard, Mark

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    levels, yielding a 3 7 factorial design that was simpli?edorthogonal fractional factorial design of 18 choice sets.subject to the factorial design were: capital cost of the

  13. An integrated methodology for quantitative assessment of proliferation resistance of advanced nuclear systems using probabilistic methods

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    Ham, Hyeongpil

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. U.S. DOE methodology for the development of geologic storage...

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    basin level. The US-DOE methodology is intended for external users such as the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs), future project developers, and governmental...

  15. A multiobjective, multidisciplinary design optimization methodology for the conceptual design of distributed satellite systems

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    Jilla, Cyrus D., 1974-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  16. Analytical-Numerical Methodology to Measure Undamaged, Fracture and Healing Properties of Asphalt Mixtures

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    Koohi, Yasser 1980-

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    ....................................................................................................... 66? Methodology .................................................................................................... 67? Finite Element Duplication of the Test ........................................................ 68? Development of the Crack... the Crack .................................................................. 117? Results for the Fracture and Healing Properties ......................................... 118? Concluding Remarks...

  17. Fluorescence-based detection methodologies for nitric oxide using transition metal scaffolds

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    Hilderbrand, Scott A. (Scott Alan), 1976-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  18. Factors Affecting Strategic Choices of the European Union Maritime Shipping Industry: Pre and Post European Union Anti-Trust Exemption

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    Henderson, Samuel R.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation as UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR A Senior Scholars Thesis by SAMUEL HENDERSON FACTORS AFFECTING THE STRATEGIC CHOICES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION... of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation as UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR A Senior Scholars Thesis by SAMUEL HENDERSON iii ABSTRACT Factors Affecting the Strategic Choices...

  19. Fact #814: January 27, 2014 More Choices when Buying Vehicles that Use

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport in RepresentativeDepartment ofDepartment ofofChoicesDepartmentDepartmentisRise

  20. 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)

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. A New Methodology for Early Anomaly Detection of BWR Instabilities

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    Ivanov, K. N.

    2005-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the performed research is to develop an early anomaly detection methodology so as to enhance safety, availability, and operational flexibility of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) nuclear power plants. The technical approach relies on suppression of potential power oscillations in BWRs by detecting small anomalies at an early stage and taking appropriate prognostic actions based on an anticipated operation schedule. The research utilizes a model of coupled (two-phase) thermal-hydraulic and neutron flux dynamics, which is used as a generator of time series data for anomaly detection at an early stage. The model captures critical nonlinear features of coupled thermal-hydraulic and nuclear reactor dynamics and (slow time-scale) evolution of the anomalies as non-stationary parameters. The time series data derived from this nonlinear non-stationary model serves as the source of information for generating the symbolic dynamics for characterization of model parameter changes that quantitatively represent small anomalies. The major focus of the presented research activity was on developing and qualifying algorithms of pattern recognition for power instability based on anomaly detection from time series data, which later can be used to formulate real-time decision and control algorithms for suppression of power oscillations for a variety of anticipated operating conditions. The research being performed in the framework of this project is essential to make significant improvement in the capability of thermal instability analyses for enhancing safety, availability, and operational flexibility of currently operating and next generation BWRs.

  2. EMCAS, an evaluation methodology for safeguards and security systems

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    Eggers, R.F.; Giese, E.W.; Bichl, F.J.

    1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EMCAS is an evaluation methodology for safeguards and security systems. It provides a score card of projected or actual system performance for several areas of system operation. In one area, the performance of material control and accounting and security systems, which jointly defend against the insider threat to divert or steal special nuclear material (SNM) using stealth and deceit, is evaluated. Time-dependent and time-independent risk equations are used for both diversion and theft risk calculations. In the case of loss detection by material accounting, a detailed timeliness model is provided to determine the combined effects of loss detection sensitivity and timeliness on the overall effectiveness of the material accounting detection procedure. Calculated risks take into account the capabilities of process area containment/surveillance, material accounting mass balance tests, and physical protection barriers and procedures. In addition, EMCAS evaluates the Material Control and Accounting (MCandA) System in the following areas: (1) system capability to detect errors in the official book inventory of SNM, using mass balance accounting methods, (2) system capability to prevent errors from entering the nuclear material data base during periods of operation between mass balance tests, (3) time to conduct inventories and resolve alarms, and (4) time lost from production to carry out material control and accounting loss detection activities.

  3. EMCAS: An evaluation methodology for safeguards and security systems

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    Eggers, R.F.; Giese, E.W.; Bichl, F.J.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EMCAS is an evaluation methodology for safeguards and security systems. It provides a score card of projected or actual system performance for several areas of system operation. In one area, the performance of material control and accounting and security systems, which jointly defend against the insider threat to divert or steal special nuclear material (SNM) using stealth and deceit, is evaluated. Time-dependent and time-independent risk equations are used for both diversion and theft risk calculations. In the case of loss detection by material accounting, a detailed timeliness model is provided to determine the combined effects of loss detection sensitivity and timeliness on the overall effectiveness of the material accounting detection procedure. Calculated risks take into account the capabilities of process area containment/surveillance, material accounting mass balance tests, and physical protection barriers and procedures. In addition, EMCAS evaluates the Material Control and Accounting (MC and A) System in the following areas: (1) system capability to detect errors in the official book inventory of SNM, using mass balance accounting methods, (2) system capability to prevent errors from entering the nuclear material data base during periods of operation between mass balance tests, (3) time to conduct inventories and resolve alarms, and (4) time lost from production to carry out material control and accounting loss detection activities. 3 figs., 5 tabs.

  4. Receptor modeling assessment of particle total exposure assessment methodology data

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    Yakovleva, E.; Hopke, P.K.; Wallace, L.

    1999-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Safety-related operator actions: methodology for developing criteria

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    Kozinsky, E.J.; Gray, L.H.; Beare, A.N.; Barks, D.B.; Gomer, F.E.

    1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents a methodology for developing criteria for design evaluation of safety-related actions by nuclear power plant reactor operators, and identifies a supporting data base. It is the eleventh and final NUREG/CR Report on the Safety-Related Operator Actions Program, conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The operator performance data were developed from training simulator experiments involving operator responses to simulated scenarios of plant disturbances; from field data on events with similar scenarios; and from task analytic data. A conceptual model to integrate the data was developed and a computer simulation of the model was run, using the SAINT modeling language. Proposed is a quantitative predictive model of operator performance, the Operator Personnel Performance Simulation (OPPS) Model, driven by task requirements, information presentation, and system dynamics. The model output, a probability distribution of predicted time to correctly complete safety-related operator actions, provides data for objective evaluation of quantitative design criteria.

  6. Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Approaches to Cost Savings: A Compendium

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    M Weimar

    1998-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Technology transfer equipment qualification methodology for shelf life determination

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    Anderson, J.W. [Wyle Labs., Huntsville, AL (United States)] [Wyle Labs., Huntsville, AL (United States)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discussions with a number of Nuclear Utilities revealed that equipment qualified for 10 to 40 years in the harsh environment of the plant was being assigned shelf lives of only 5 to 10 years in the benign environment of the warehouse, and then the materials were being trashed. One safety-related equipment supplier was assigning a 10-year qualified life, from date of shipment, with no recognition of the difference in the aging rate in the plant vs. that in the warehouse. Many suppliers assign shelf lives based on product warranty considerations rather than actual product degradation. An EPRI program was initiated to evaluate the methods used to assign shelf lives and to adapt the Arrhenius methodology, used in equipment qualification, to assign technically justifiable shelf lives. Temperature is the main factor controlling shelf life; however, atmospheric pressure, humidity, ultraviolet light, ozone and other atmospheric contaminants were also considered. A list of 70 representative materials was addressed in the program. All of these were found to have shelf lives of 14 years to greater than 60 years, except for 19 items. For 18 of these items, there was no data available except for the manufacturer`s recommendation.

  8. Hanford Technical Basis for Multiple Dosimetry Effective Dose Methodology

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    Hill, Robin L.; Rathbone, Bruce A.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The current method at Hanford for dealing with the results from multiple dosimeters worn during non-uniform irradiation is to use a compartmentalization method to calculate the effective dose (E). The method, as documented in the current version of Section 6.9.3 in the 'Hanford External Dosimetry Technical Basis Manual, PNL-MA-842,' is based on the compartmentalization method presented in the 1997 ANSI/HPS N13.41 standard, 'Criteria for Performing Multiple Dosimetry.' With the adoption of the ICRP 60 methodology in the 2007 revision to 10 CFR 835 came changes that have a direct affect on the compartmentalization method described in the 1997 ANSI/HPS N13.41 standard, and, thus, to the method used at Hanford. The ANSI/HPS N13.41 standard committee is in the process of updating the standard, but the changes to the standard have not yet been approved. And, the drafts of the revision of the standard tend to align more with ICRP 60 than with the changes specified in the 2007 revision to 10 CFR 835. Therefore, a revised method for calculating effective dose from non-uniform external irradiation using a compartmental method was developed using the tissue weighting factors and remainder organs specified in 10 CFR 835 (2007).

  9. A programming approach for complex animations. Part I. Methodology , C. Baldazzib

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    a high-level methodology oriented towards building, simulating and analyzing complex animated 3D scenesA programming approach for complex animations. Part I. Methodology C. Bajaja , C. Baldazzib , S of complex 3D scenes and animations. It also introduces a minimal set of animation primitives

  10. Methodologies for PVC Configuration in Heterogeneous ATM Environments Using Intelligent Mobile Agents

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    White, Tony

    Methodologies for PVC Configuration in Heterogeneous ATM Environments Using Intelligent Mobile; Methodologies for PVC Configuration in Heterogeneous ATM Environments Using Intelligent Mobile Agents John Boyer by individual ATM switch vendors has created an environment where there is no uniform method for PVC

  11. A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in Nano-meter Circuits

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    California at San Diego, University of

    A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in Nano-meter Circuits Chong methodology to study the vulnerability of digital ICs exposed to nano-meter noise and transient soft errors. First, we define "softness" as an important characteristic to gauge system vulnerability. Then several

  12. International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies for Embedded and Real-time

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    Lipari, Giuseppe

    1st International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies for Embedded and Real-time Systems application areas, from Real- Time Operating Systems to distributed systems, from safety critical to soft real of the International Workshop on Anaysis Tools and Methodologies for Embedded and Real-time Systems (WATERS

  13. Methodology for Carbon Footprint in Forestry Findings and Ways of Improvement

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ; in our application case it was 2008. 2.2 Bibliography A lot of studies focus on carbon sequestrationMethodology 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

  14. 2008 Guidelines to Defra's GHG Conversion Methodology Paper for Transport Emission Factors

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    2008 Guidelines to Defra's GHG Conversion Factors: Methodology Paper for Transport Emission Factors: Methodology Paper for Transport Emission Factors Contents I. INTRODUCTION 3 II. AVIATION 4 Previous Approach 4 New Passenger Air Transport Emission Factors 5 New Freight Air Transport Emission Factors 10 Other

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Earthquake early warning system in southern Italy: Methodologies and performance evaluation

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Earthquake early warning system in southern Italy: Methodologies and performance evaluation A the effect of extended faulting processes and heterogeneous wave propagation on the early warning system. Citation: Zollo, A., et al. (2009), Earthquake early warning system in southern Italy: Methodologies

  18. A Power Presizing Methodology for Electric Vehicle Traction Motors Bekheira Tabbache1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Power Presizing Methodology for Electric Vehicle Traction Motors Bekheira Tabbache1,2 , Sofiane for presizing the power of an electric vehicle traction motor. Based on the vehicle desired performances methodology is validated through extensive simulations for different induction motor-based electric vehicles

  19. ELECTRICAL SIMULATION METHODOLOGY DEDICATED TO EMC DIGITAL CIRCUITS EMISSIONS ANALYSIS ON PCB

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ELECTRICAL SIMULATION METHODOLOGY DEDICATED TO EMC DIGITAL CIRCUITS EMISSIONS ANALYSIS ON PCB Jean band . In this context, we present a global modelling methodology for EMC considerations on Electronic Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and some applications for oriented EMC simulations. In a first time, we

  20. TEG: A High-Performance, Scalable, Multi-Network Point-to-Point Communications Methodology

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    Lumsdaine, Andrew

    TEG: A High-Performance, Scalable, Multi-Network Point-to-Point Communications Methodology T University Abstract. TEG is a new component-based methodology for point-to-point mes- saging. Developed as part of the Open MPI project, TEG provides a configurable fault-tolerant capability for high

  1. Resilient Design Methodology for Energy-Efficient SRAM by Brian Zimmer

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    Asanoviæ, Krste

    Resilient Design Methodology for Energy-Efficient SRAM by Brian Zimmer Research Project Submitted. Asanovi´c Research Advisor Date #12;Resilient Design Methodology for Energy-Efficient SRAM Brian Zimmer, tolerating variability with resilient designs can prevent these limitations and enable future energy-efficiency

  2. A consistent modelling methodology for secondary settling tanks: a reliable numerical method

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    Bürger, Raimund

    accounting for sediment compressibility, and a dispersion term for turbulence. In addition, the solutionA consistent modelling methodology for secondary settling tanks: a reliable numerical method modelling methodology for secondary settling tanks (SSTs) leads to a partial differential equation (PDE

  3. 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

  4. GENERAL TECHNICAL REPORT PSW-GTR-245 Methodology Used in Cuba for Estimating

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    GENERAL TECHNICAL REPORT PSW-GTR-245 152 Methodology Used in Cuba for Estimating Economic Losses of economic losses caused by forest fires is a highly complex but important activity. It is complicated first for resource allocation. This paper presents the methodology used in Cuba for estimating economic losses caused

  5. Selected UMR Methodology Improvement Projects and Collaborations Last Updated: March 2013

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    CO2 emissions and associated fuel consumption into the Urban Mobility Report Sponsor: National Center) to review and update the public transportation methodology used to estimate the delay reduction benefit Emission Simulator (MOVES) model. The research successfully developed and applied the methodology

  6. On-line maintenance methodology development and its applications

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    Kim, J.; Jae, M. [Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang Univ., 17 Haengdang, Sungdong, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  7. Novel Optimization Methodology for Welding Process/Consumable Integration

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    Quintana, Marie A; DebRoy, Tarasankar; Vitek, John; Babu, Suresh

    2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced materials are being developed to improve the energy efficiency of many industries of future including steel, mining, and chemical, as well as, US infrastructures including bridges, pipelines and buildings. Effective deployment of these materials is highly dependent upon the development of arc welding technology. Traditional welding technology development is slow and often involves expensive and time-consuming trial and error experimentation. The reason for this is the lack of useful predictive tools that enable welding technology development to keep pace with the deployment of new materials in various industrial sectors. Literature reviews showed two kinds of modeling activities. Academic and national laboratory efforts focus on developing integrated weld process models by employing the detailed scientific methodologies. However, these models are cumbersome and not easy to use. Therefore, these scientific models have limited application in real-world industrial conditions. On the other hand, industrial users have relied on simple predictive models based on analytical and empirical equations to drive their product development. The scopes of these simple models are limited. In this research, attempts were made to bridge this gap and provide the industry with a computational tool that combines the advantages of both approaches. This research resulted in the development of predictive tools which facilitate the development of optimized welding processes and consumables. The work demonstrated that it is possible to develop hybrid integrated models for relating the weld metal composition and process parameters to the performance of welds. In addition, these tools can be deployed for industrial users through user friendly graphical interface. In principle, the welding industry users can use these modular tools to guide their welding process parameter and consumable composition selection. It is hypothesized that by expanding these tools throughout welding industry, substantial energy savings can be made. Savings are expected to be even greater in the case of new steels, which will require extensive mapping over large experimental ranges of parameters such as voltage, current, speed, heat input and pre-heat.

  8. 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)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Guide for prioritizing power plant productivity improvement projects: handbook of availability improvement methodology

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    1981-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of its program to help improve electrical power plant productivity, the Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a methodology for evaluating productivity improvement projects. This handbook presents a simplified version of this methodology called the Availability Improvement Methodology (AIM), which provides a systematic approach for prioritizing plant improvement projects. Also included in this handbook is a description of data taking requirements necessary to support the AIM methodology, benefit/cost analysis, and root cause analysis for tracing persistent power plant problems. In applying the AIM methodology, utility engineers should be mindful that replacement power costs are frequently greater for forced outages than for planned outages. Equivalent availability includes both. A cost-effective ranking of alternative plant improvement projects must discern between those projects which will reduce forced outages and those which might reduce planned outages. As is the case with any analytical procedure, engineering judgement must be exercised with respect to results of purely mathematical calculations.

  10. Quantum cosmological solutions: their dependence on the choice of gauge conditions and physical interpretation

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    T. P. Shestakova

    2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. A Review of Loss Mechanisms and Key Design Choices for High Intensity Hadron Rings

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    Warsop, C.M. [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)

    2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The peak performance reached in a high intensity ring is closely related to the ability to minimise and control beam loss. The need to increase intensity has to be balanced against possible increased induction of radioactivity and the risk of interrupted operations. Losses are dependent on many factors and influence most aspects of machine design. In principle, only one aspect of low loss design needs to be sub-optimal to impose severe intensity limitations. Here, an outline is given of the key factors that need to be considered, focussing primarily on low to medium energy proton machines. Topics include space charge, instabilities, electron effects, injection and main lattice choices. Finally, we note that major progress has been made in refining low loss designs but there is still important work to be done in predicting loss levels and distributions in detail.

  12. 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

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  13. 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)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  14. 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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. 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.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. PNGV Battery Testing Procedures and Analytical Methodologies for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Motloch, Chester George; Belt, Jeffrey R; Christophersen, Jon Petter; Wright, Randy Ben; Hunt, Gary Lynn; Haskind, H. J.; Tartamella, T.; Sutula, R.

    2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel testing procedures and analytical methodologies to assess the performance of hybrid electric vehicle batteries have been developed. Tests include both characterization and cycle life and/or calendar life, and have been designed for both Power Assist and Dual Mode applications. Analytical procedures include a battery scaling methodology, the calculation of pulse resistance, pulse power, available energy, and differential capacity, and the modeling of calendar and cycle life data. Representative performance data and examples of the application of the analytical methodologies including resistance growth, power fade, and cycle and calendar life modeling for hybrid electric vehicle batteries are presented.

  17. Methodology for the Determination of Potential Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings

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    Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Claridge, D. E.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    methodology for a two-dimensional generic case. APPLICATION OF THE METHODOLOGY The Eller Oceanography and Meteorology (O&M) Building was selected to show how the methodology is applied. The Eller Building is the tallest building on the Texas A..., the same energy use patterns are plotted as a function of outside temperature for hourly, average daily, and the equivalent hourly binned data set. Eller O&M Building 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 Jan-00 Feb-00 Mar-00 Apr-00 May-00 Jun-00...

  18. 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)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  19. 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

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  20. 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

  1. An Overview of Measured Energy Retrofit Savings Methodologies Developed in the Texas LoanSTAR Program

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    Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Ruch, D. K.; Claridge, D. E.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of methodologies to determine energy retrofit savings in commercial buildings (institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, offices, county and state buildings,...) has been the object of active research during the last 5 years...

  2. Qualitative knowledge construction for engineering systems : extending the design structure matrix methodology in scope and procedure

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    Bartolomei, Jason E

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a new modeling framework and research methodology for the study of engineering systems. The thesis begins with a formal conceptualization of Engineering Systems based upon a synthesis of various ...

  3. Systematic Multimodeling Methodology Applied to an Activated Sludge Reactor Anca Maria Nagy,*,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Systematic Multimodeling Methodology Applied to an Activated Sludge Reactor Model Anca Maria Nagy for analysis or control purpose. This method is applied to an activated sludge reactor model. Introduction

  4. Systematic methodology for estimating direct capital costs for blanket tritium processing systems

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    Finn, P.A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the methodology developed for estimating the relative capital costs of blanket processing systems. The capital costs of the nine blanket concepts selected in the Blanket Comparison and Selection Study are presented and compared.

  5. Building Energy Performance Analysis of an Academic Building Using IFC BIM-Based Methodology 

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    Aziz, Z.; Arayici, Y.; Shivachev, D.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the potential to use an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)/Building Information Modelling (BIM) based method to undertake Building Energy Performance analysis of an academic building. BIM/IFC based methodology provides a...

  6. Workflow Instance Detection: Toward A Knowledge Capture Methodology for Smart Oilfields

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Workflow Instance Detection: Toward A Knowledge Capture Methodology for Smart Oilfields Fan Sun, and act as a knowledge base to assist with troubleshooting and training new employees. A smart oilfield

  7. The process of resort second home development demand quantification : exploration of methodologies and case study application

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    Wholey, Christopher J. (Christoper John)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Prevalent methodologies utilized by resort second home development professionals to quantify demand for future projects are identified and critiqued. The strengths of each model are synthesized in order to formulate an ...

  8. 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

  9. C-1 2001 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT APPENDIX C: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    C-1 2001 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT APPENDIX C: RADIOLOGICAL DATA METHODOLOGIES DOSE CALCULATION sector and distance. Facility-specificradionuclidereleaserates(incuries per year [Ci/yr]) were also used 1996). RADIOLOGICAL DATA PROCESSING Radiation events occur in a random fashion

  10. FileName//FileDate//PNNL-SA-##### DPA Calculational Methodologies Used in Fission

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    McDonald, Kirk

    FileName//FileDate//PNNL-SA-##### DPA Calculational Methodologies Used in Fission and Fusion Reactor Materials Applications David Wootan - david.wootan@pnnl.gov, 1-509-372-6865 Radiation Damage

  11. A core reload pattern and composition optimization methodology for pressurized water reactors

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    Sauer, Ildo Luis

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this research was the development of a comprehensive, rapid and conceptually simple methodology for PWR core reload pattern and fuel composition optimization, capable of systematic incorporation ...

  12. Methodology for Designing and Evaluating Chemical Systems for Improved Oil Recovery

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    Ahmed, Muhammad Shahab

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this research was to demonstrate the methodology for development of high performance chemical systems for improved oil recovery (IOR). Previous studies have shown that high performing surfactant formulations can be quickly identified...

  13. Synchrophasor Measurement Using Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices: Algorithms and Test Methodology

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    Ren, Jinfeng

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation studies the performance of synchrophasor measurement obtained using substation Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and proposes new algorithms and test methodology to improve and verify their performance when used in power system...

  14. A generalized real options methodology for evaluating investments under uncertainty with application to air transportation

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    Miller, Bruno, 1974-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Real options analysis is being increasingly used as a tool to evaluate investments under uncertainty; however, traditional real options methodologies have some shortcomings that limit their utility, such as the use of the ...

  15. Methodology to Analyze the Sensitivity of Building Energy Consumption to HVAC System Sensor Error 

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    Ma, Liang

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes a methodology for determining sensitivity of building energy consumption of HVAC systems to sensor error. It is based on a series of simulations of a generic building, the model for which is based on several typical input...

  16. Optimal Methodology for Synchronized Scheduling of Parallel Station Assembly with Air Transportation

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    Ganesan, Viswanath Kumar

    We present an optimal methodology for synchronized scheduling of production assembly with air transportation to achieve accurate delivery with minimized cost in consumer electronics supply chain (CESC). This problem was ...

  17. A Finite Element-Multibody Dynamics Co-simulation Methodology Applied to FAST

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    Suryakumar, Vishvas Samuel

    2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    . To synchronize the coupling variables, a Gauss-Seidel type iterative algorithm is used. The resulting fixed-point iterations are accelerated using Aitken’s adaptive relaxation technique. The methodology is evaluated for FAST, a wind turbine aeroelastic simulation...

  18. Using critical chain project management methodologies to build a production schedule

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    Poppe, Clayton D. (Clayton Douglas)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Critical Chain project management methodologies have been used for the last ten years to manage a wide range of projects. These methods, which apply Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints, have demonstrated the ability to ...

  19. Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy,

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy and Environmental Engineering Civil Systems Program mchester@cal.berkeley.edu Project Director: Arpad Horvath, Associate Professor University of California, Berkeley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  20. Organizational capabilities assessment: a dynamic methodology, methods and a tool for supporting

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    Organizational capabilities assessment: a dynamic methodology, methods and a tool for supporting organizational diagnosis Philippe RAUFFET, Catherine DA CUNHA, Alain BERNARD IRCCyN laboratory ­ Ecole Centrale in organizations in order to develop collective competencies, called also organizational capabilities, around