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An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction  

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Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction Transport Model that Couples Chemical Reactions of Mineral Dissolution/Precipitation with Spatial and Temporal Flow Variations in CO2/Brine/Rock Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction Transport Model that Couples Chemical Reactions of Mineral Dissolution/Precipitation with Spatial and Temporal Flow Variations in CO2/Brine/Rock Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide / Reservoir Rock Chemical Interactions Project Description This project will result in a numerical simulator (modified version of TOUGH2) that can adjust porosity and permeability fields according to experimentally observed chemical fluid-rock interactions (mineral dissolution/precipitation) under realistic conditions likely found when supercritical CO2 is injected into geothermal reservoirs for heat energy extraction. The simulator can thus help determine if CO2 injection into EGS brines will cause clogging of pore spaces or dissolution of host rocks with potentially detrimental consequences to heat extraction. As a result, this simulator will play a critical role when assessing long-term sustainability of geothermal energy utilization in enhanced and natural geothermal systems. The simulator can also be used to evaluate long-term CO2 sequestration potentials.

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Seismic Earth Pressure Development in Sheet Pile Retaining Walls: A Numerical Study  

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The design of retaining walls requires the complete knowledge of the earth pressure distribution behind the wall. Due to the complex soil-structure effect, the estimation of earth pressure is not an easy task; even in the static case. The problem becomes even more complex for the dynamic (i.e., seismic) analysis and design of retaining walls. Several earth pressure models have been developed over the years to integrate the dynamic earth pressure with the static earth pressure and to improve the design of retaining wall in seismic regions. Among all the models, MononobeOkabe (M-O) method is commonly used to estimate the magnitude of seismic earth pressures in retaining walls and is adopted in design practices around the world (e.g., EuroCode and Australian Standards). However, the M-O method has several drawbacks and does not provide reliable estimate of the earth pressure in many instances. This study investigates the accuracy of the M-O method to predict the dynamic earth pressure in sheet pile wall. A 2D pl...

Rajeev, P; Sivakugan, N

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Developing a Numerical Simulation Tool to Study Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion Devices and Arrays (Fact Sheet)  

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New code will help accelerate design improvements by providing a high-fidelity simulation tool to study power performance, structural loading, and the interactions between devices in arrays.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Development of Numerical Simulation Capabilities...  

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Development of Numerical Simulation Capabilities for In Situ Heating of Oil Shale Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Development of Numerical Simulation Capabilities for In...

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Numerical study on active wave devouring propulsion  

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The possibility of extracting energy from gravity waves for marine propulsion was numerically studied by a two-dimensional...

Liyanarachchi Waruna Arampath De Silva…

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developments in Petroleum Science, 6 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUMERICAL  

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Developments in Petroleum Science, 6 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUMERICAL RESERVOIR SIMULATION DONALD WCongressCatalogingin PublicationData Peaceman, Donald W Fundamentals of numerical reservoir simulation. (develrpents in petroleum

Santos, Juan

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Study of mixture formation and early flame development in a research GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine through numerical simulation and UV-digital imaging  

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Abstract The analysis of the mixture formation and early combustion processes in a slightly lean burn gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine is performed by using experimental and numerical techniques. UV–visible natural emission digital imaging is applied in the optically accessible combustion chamber of a research engine. This is equipped with the four-valve head and the same injection system of a commercial turbocharged engine. Optical accessibility is obtained through a quartz window placed on the piston head. Numerical simulations are performed by means of a 3D model developed within the AVL FireTM environment, which exploits an in-house developed sub-model for simulating the spray dynamics. Tests are carried out using commercial gasoline. The cyclic variability of the engine is first analysed in order to properly define a reference average pressure cycle to be used for the validation of the numerical model. This last is then proved as being highly predictive as the start of injection is moved in the working cycle. The main effects of the injection and ignition timing on the characteristic flame development angles, namely on the flame initiation and propagation, are analysed. Flame initiation is visualised both numerically and experimentally.

M. Costa; L. Marchitto; S.S. Merola; U. Sorge

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Studies of the Plasma Focus  

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The dynamical formation and structure of the plasma focus has been studied with a two?dimensional numerical fluid model. The extremely high kinetic energy densities obtained in the numerical fluid experiment as the result of adiabatic compression and viscous heating agree well with experiment. Three features in the plasma focus are isolated: an anode cold source a hot pinch region and an axial shock. The anomalously long lifetime of the plasma focus is shown to be the result of axial flow with stabilization of magnetohydrodynamic modes through the ion stress tensor in the intermediate collisionless collision?dominated regime. Estimates of the neutron yield based on the numerical fluid experiment concur with experimental yields and are the result of thermally reacting deuterons in the hot pinch region. The plasma parameters of interest determined from the hot pinch region suggest that the ion distribution function will not have a simple Maxwellian form and this in particular may account for the discrepancy with experiment on the anisotropy in space of the neutron yield.

D. E. Potter

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL STUDIES OF ~MPURITIES IN FUSION PLASMAS*  

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19 17 19 17 DE82 022279 NUMERICAL STUDIES OF ~MPURITIES IN FUSION PLASMAS* __ ~ -_ R. A. Hulse Plasma P h y s i c s L a b o r a t o r y , P r i n c e t o n U n i v e r s i t y P r i n c e t o n , New Jersey 08544 ABSTRACT me coupled p a r t i a l d i f f e r e n t i a l e q u a t i o n s used t o d e s c r i b e t h e b e h a v i o r of i m p u r i t y i o n s i n m a g n e t i c a l l y c o n f i n e d c o n t r o l l e d f u s i o n plasmas r e q u i r e n u m e r i c a l s o l u t i o n f o r cases of p r a c t i c a l i n t e r e s t . Computer codes developed f o r i m p u r i t y modeling a t t h e P r i n c e t o n Plasma P h y s i c s L a b o r a t o r y are used as examples of t h e t y p e s of codes employed f o r t h i s purpose. These codes s o l v e f o r t h e i m p u r i t y i o n i z a t i o n s t a t e d e n s i t i e s and a s s o c i a t e d r a d i a t i o n r a t e s u s i n g a t o m i c p h y s i c s a p p r o p r i a t e f o r t h e s e low-density, high-temperature plasmas. The s i m p l e r codes s o l v e l o c a l e q u a t i o n s i n z

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The Numerical Modelling Research and Development Division is responsible for research into and develop-  

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into and develop- ment of numerical weather prediction models and other meteorological applications, that are opera in the field of numerical weather prediction: atmospheric and oceanographic modelling, physical and statistical132 The Numerical Modelling Research and Development Division is responsible for research

Haak, Hein

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Numerical  

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of the mean flow, in which turbulence generated currents are investigated in subcritical flows. II. NUMERICAL MODEL The numerical model used in this paper solves the MHD...

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Study of the comprehensive risk analysis of dam-break flooding based on the numerical simulation of flood routing. Part I: model development  

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Dam-break floods have been of increasing concern to safety ... of complex terrain in inundation areas multiplies the simulation difficulty of flood routing. In previous studies, representing the flood routing par...

Ruirui Sun; Xiaoling Wang; Zhengyin Zhou; Xuefei Ao; Xiaopei Sun…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New statistical atom: A numerical study  

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The new differential equation for the statistical atom is derived and discussed in detail. Numerical results are presented which provide evidence for the validity of all approximations that have entered the formalism. A comparison of experimental data for diamagnetic susceptibilities with theoretical predictions shows that the new statistical atom significantly surpasses its Hartree-Fock competitor.

Berthold-Georg Englert and Julian Schwinger

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jet?vortex Interaction: A Numerical Study  

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The interaction of a vortex and a jet plays an important role for many industrial processes such as Carbon Black formation or combustion in diesel engines. The knowledge of physics of these phenomena is crucial for engineers but also for scientists who wish to reveal many interesting and complex issues hidden there. In this research we numerically investigate cases where a cylindrical reactor is charged with gas injected through five ports. The first one is located along the main axis of the cylinder and this leads to the formation of the main jet. The other four ports are situated along the side walls such that the gas entering the cylinder tangentially through them causes a vortex to be formed. The objective of this paper is to show the fundamental physical phenomena and also how the initial and boundary conditions influence the results. Our most important observation at this stage is that the mixing process is more intense if the vortex is inclined towards x?axis. The results are mainly shown as snapshots of gas velocity.

Catalin G. Ilea; Pawel Kosinski; Alex C. Hoffmann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical studies of Phi^2-Oscillatons  

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We present an exhaustive analysis of the numerical evolution of the Einstein-Klein-Gordon equations for the case of a real scalar field endowed with a quadratic self-interaction potential. The self-gravitating equilibrium configurations are called oscillatons and are close relatives of boson stars, their complex counterparts. Unlike boson stars, for which the oscillations of the two components of the complex scalar field are such that the spacetime geometry remains static, oscillatons give rise to a geometry that is time-dependent and oscillatory in nature. However, they can still be classified into stable (S-branch) and unstable (U-branch) cases. We have found that S-oscillatons are indeed stable configurations under small perturbations and typically migrate to other S-profiles when perturbed strongly. On the other hand, U-oscillatons are intrinsically unstable: they migrate to the S-branch if their mass is decreased and collapse to black holes if their mass is increased even by a small amount. The S-oscillatons can also be made to collapse to black holes if enough mass is added to them, but such collapse can be efficiently prevented by the gravitational cooling mechanism in the case of diluted oscillatons.

Miguel Alcubierre; Ricardo Becerril; F. Siddhartha Guzman; Tonatiuh Matos; Dario Nunez; L. Arturo Urena-Lopez

2003-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of fractional nonlinear Schrödinger equations  

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...regimes can be identified. This allows us to study the possibility of finite time blow-up...by generalizing the Feynman path integral to also include Levy processes [7]. From...been studied in [8,9]. In addition to that, finite time blow-up of solutions...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of moist convection  

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by replacing the bubble or by setting the T values equal to zero whenever they became negative. The latter approach was used initially, and testing continued retaining gradual heating of the surface in the entropy field. Stability could be further enhanced... program testing was done using a 3 x 4 grid system with the equivalent of a 1C bubble imposed on the lower portion of the entropy field. The bubble allowed rapid development of the velocity field, and was employed primarily because of economy...

Hatch, James Larrien

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation Study on Transpired Solar Air Collector  

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ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Re newable Energy Resources and a Greener Future Vol.VIII-3-4 Numerical Simulation Study on Transpired Solar Air Collector Chongjie Wang Zhenzhong Guan Xueyi Zhao Delin Wang Professor...

Wang, C.; Guan, Z.; Zhao, X.; Wang, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Sensitivity Study of Aerosol Influence on Immersion Freezing  

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Numerical Sensitivity Study of Aerosol Influence on Immersion Freezing Numerical Sensitivity Study of Aerosol Influence on Immersion Freezing in Mixed-Phase Stratiform Clouds Gijs de Boer, Tempei Hashino, Edwin W. Eloranta and Gregory J. Tripoli The University of Wisconsin - Madison (1) Introduction (1) Introduction Mixed-phase stratiform clouds are commonly observed at high latitudes (Shupe et al., 2006; de Boer et al., 2009a). These clouds significaly impact the atmospheric radiative

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER OVER A SERIES OF IN-LINE NONCIRCULAR  

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF FLUID FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER OVER A SERIES OF IN-LINE NONCIRCULAR TUBES CONFINED, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Two-dimensional steady developing fluid flow and heat-volume technique. Grid independence study was carried out by running the developed code for several different grid

Bahaidarah, Haitham M.

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Analytical and numerical studies of a singularly perturbed Boussinesq equation  

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Analytical and numerical studies of a singularly perturbed Boussinesq equation Ranjan K. Dash Abstract We study the singularly perturbed (sixth-order) Boussinesq equation recently in- troduced obtain weakly non-local solitary wave solutions of the singularly perturbed (sixth-order) Boussinesq

Daripa, Prabir

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A Numerical and Analytical Study of Detonation Diffraction  

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A Numerical and Analytical Study of Detonation Diffraction Thesis by Marco Arienti In Partial. This work could be completed only thanks to his insight in all aspects of detonation theory, modeling insights in fluid mechanics in general and physics of detonations in particular ­ Eric Schultz, Joanna

Barr, Al

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Development of a numerical comparator for protective relaying: Part 2  

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This paper describes testing of the new numerical relaying concept. The new technique is applied to distance relaying to offer improved reliability and security of the relay, and improve the speed of relay operation. To validate the algorithm`s performance, the scheme was analyzed under a variety of test conditions and compared with conventional relay concepts. This paper presents the results of the testing and shows that the new relaying scheme operated with a high level of security and dependability for all of the test cases. The tests show improvements that the new scheme can offer in comparison to the conventional schemes.

Hart, D.; Novosel, D. [ABB-TTI, Raleigh, NC (United States)] [ABB-TTI, Raleigh, NC (United States); Calero, F.; Udren, E.; Yang, L. [ABB Relay Div., Coral Springs, FL (United States)] [ABB Relay Div., Coral Springs, FL (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NAO influence on net sea ice production and exchanges in the Arctic region: a numerical study  

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ice cover suppresses the development of thermal insulation during the ice formation processNAO influence on net sea ice production and exchanges in the Arctic region: a numerical study Aixue The variability of net sea ice production and sea ice exchange between the Arctic and its adjacent seas

Hu, Aixue

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Optimal Homogenization of Perfusion Flows in Microfluidic Bio-Reactors: A Numerical Study  

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Optimal Homogenization of Perfusion Flows in Microfluidic Bio-Reactors: A Numerical Study Fridolin of Denmark, DTU Nanotech, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark Abstract In recent years, the interest in small-scale bio-reactors microfluidic bio-reactors, we develop a general design of a continually feed bio- reactor with uniform

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Numerical studies of a simple Coulomb blockade model  

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simple model of the Coulomb blockade is studied. In this model, two interacting electrons tunnel in a one-dimensional structure with two barriers in series. The two-particle, time-dependent Schrodinger equation is solved numerically. It is found... tunneling by the other, and the inside electron tunnels out only after the outside electron tunnels a second time. The distribution of the charge density for the two electrons is shown in a series of three-dimensional figures as a function of time. Also...

Shao, Jianfeng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of Abutment Scour in Cohesive Soils  

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and the turbulence kinetic energy. The prediction of the maximum scour depth history with the proposed model is in good agreement with the measurement for most cases. The influence of overtopping flow on the abutment scour development is also studied...

Chen, Xingnian

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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MAGNETIZATION DEGREE OF GAMMA-RAY BURST FIREBALLS: NUMERICAL STUDY  

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The relative strength between forward and reverse shock emission in early gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglow reflects that of magnetic energy densities in the two shock regions. We numerically show that with the current standard treatment, the fireball magnetization is underestimated by up to two orders of magnitude. This discrepancy is especially large in the sub-relativistic reverse shock regime (i.e., the thin shell and intermediate regime), where most optical flashes were detected. We provide new analytic estimates of the reverse shock emission based on a better shock approximation, which well describe numerical results in the intermediate regime. We show that the reverse shock temperature at the onset of afterglow is constant, ( {Gamma}-bar{sub d}-1){approx}8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -2}, when the dimensionless parameter {xi}{sub 0} is more than several. Our approach is applied to case studies of GRB 990123 and 090102, and we find that magnetic fields in the fireballs are even stronger than previously believed. However, these events are still likely to be due to a baryonic jet with {sigma} {approx} 10{sup -3} for GRB 990123 and {approx}3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} to 3 for GRB 090102.

Harrison, Richard; Kobayashi, Shiho, E-mail: R.M.Harrison@2006.ljmu.ac.uk [Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 5RF (United Kingdom)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of wind energy characteristics over heterogeneous terrain — Central Israel case study  

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A numerical mesoscale meteorological model has been applied over the heterogeneous terrain of central Israel in order to study wind energy characteristics of three typical synoptic situations. The supportive n...

Mordecay Segal; Ytzhaq Mahrer; Roger A. Pielke

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of natural convection in fully open tilted cavities  

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A numerical simulation of two-dimensional laminar natural convection in a fully open tilted square cavity with an isothermally heated back wall is conducted. The remaining two walls of the cavity are adiabatic. Steady-state solutions are presented for Grashof numbers between 10{sup 2} and 10{sup 5} and for tilt angles ranging from {minus}60{degree} to 90{degree} (where 90{degree} represents a cavity with the opening facing down). The fluid properties are assumed to be constant except for the density variation with temperature that gives rise to the buoyancy forces, which is treated by the Boussinesq approximation. The fluid concerned is air with Prandtl number fixed at 0.71. The governing equations are expressed in a normalized primitive variables formulation. Numerical predictions of the velocity and temperature fields are obtained using the finite-volume-based power law (SIMPLER: Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure-Linked Equations Revised) algorithm. For a vertical open cavity ({alpha} = 0{degree}), the algorithm generated results that were in good agreement with those previously published. Flow patterns and isotherms are shown in order to give a better understanding of the heat transfer and flow mechanisms inside the cavity. Effects of the controlling parameters-Grashof number and tilt angle-on the heat transfer (average Nusselt number) are presented and analyzed. The results also revealed that the open-cavity Nusselt number approaches the flat-plate solution when either Grashof number or tilt angle increases. In addition, a correlation of the Nusselt number in terms of the Grashof number and tilt angle is developed and presented; a comparison is made with available data from other literature.

Elsayed, M.M.; Al-Najem, N.M.; El-Refaee, M.M.; Noor, A.A.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical studies of high-velocity impact fragmentation  

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Developments are reported in both experimental and numerical capabilities for characterizing the debris spray produced in penetration events. We have performed a series of high-velocity experiments specifically designed to examine the fragmentation of the projectile during impact. High-strength, well-characterized steel spheres (6.35 mm diameter) were launched with a two-stage light-gas gun to velocities in the range of 3 to 5 km/s. Normal impact with PMMA plates, thicknesses of 0.6 to 11 mm, applied impulsive loads of various amplitudes and durations to the steel sphere. Multiple flash radiography diagnostics and recovery techniques were used to assess size, velocity, trajectory and statistics of the impact-induced fragment debris. Damage modes to the primary target plate (plastic) and to a secondary target plate (aluminum) were also evaluated. Dynamic fragmentation theories, based on energy-balance principles, were used to evaluate local material deformation and fracture state information from CTH, a three-dimensional Eulerian solid dynamics shock wave propagation code. The local fragment characterization of the material defines a weighted fragment size distribution, and the sum of these distributions provides a composite particle size distribution for the steel sphere. The calculated axial and radial velocity changes agree well with experimental data, and the calculated fragment sizes are in qualitative agreement with the radiographic data. A secondary effort involved the experimental and computational analyses of normal and oblique copper ball impacts on steel target plates. High-resolution radiography and witness plate diagnostics provided impact motion and statistical fragment size data. CTH simulations were performed to test computational models and numerical methods.

Kipp, M.E.; Grady, D.E.; Swegle, J.W.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Numerical-experimental Study of Dual Fuel Diesel Engine  

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Abstract In the present paper the authors discuss the effect of different fuel ratios on the performance and emission levels of a common rail diesel engine supplied with natural gas and diesel oil. Dual fuel operation is characterized by a diesel pilot injection to start combustion in an intake port premixed NG/air mixture. The combined numerical – experimental study of the dual fuel diesel engine that is carried out in this paper aims at the evaluation of the CFD potential to predict the main features of this particular engine operation. The experimental investigations represent a tool for validating such a potential and for highlighting, at the same time, the major problems that arise from the actual engine operation with different NG / diesel oil fuel ratios.

Carmelina Abagnale; Maria Cristina Cameretti; Luigi De Simio; Michele Gambino; Sabatino Iannaccone; Raffaele Tuccillo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study on the turbulence structures in closely spaced rod bundle subchannels  

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Fully developed turbulent flow through simulated rod bundle subchannels formed by a rod-trapezoidal duct was numerically studied. With a simple coordinate system transformation from an orthogonal cylindrical system to a nonorthogonal curvilinear system, the highly irregular flow passage of a rod-trapezoidal duct was converted to that of a regular rectangle. An empirical anisotropic eddy viscosity distribution based on existing experimental data was used in conjunction with the algebraic stress model to address the influence of coherent large-scale cross-gap eddy motion, whose existence in closely spaced rod bundle subchannels has bene substantiated by extensive hot-wire measurements. Results of the calculation are compared with experimental data, with emphasis on secondary flow and turbulence kinetic energy. The credibility of this numerical scheme was establishment through a series of numerical tests on simple geometry flows.

Wu, X. (Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lewisville Neighborhood Development Study  

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A neighborhood revitalization study of the Fox Avenue corridor in Lewisville was conducted. This corridor neighborhood study area is bounded by Main Street on the north, IH-35E on the east, Bellaire on the south and Old Orchard on the west, with Fox...

Bright, Elise; Abdullah, Tareq; Gage, Stephan; Grover, Himanshu; Narayanasamy, Madhu; Li, Tom; Roman, Lee Ann; Toffer, Jon; Chady, Leslie; Croxell, Christina; Harpst, Kristi; Gifford, Kevin; Maddox, Jordan; Mathur, Dipti; Parashar, Rajat; Verma, Sudhish

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of mixed convection between two corotating symmetrically heated disks  

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This article is concerned with a numerical study of mixed convection between two symmetrically heated corotating disks. Both thermal boundary conditions of constant wall temperature and uniform heat flux are considered. By applying the boundary-layer approximation and a linear relation for density variation in centrifugal force term, the governing equations reduce to a Boussinesq system of parabolic nature. The spatially developing flow and heat transfer are studied numerically. The effects of centrifugal buoyancy, Coriolis force, radial through-flow, and wall-heating on the flow structure and heat transfer performance are examined in detail. The results reveal that the centrifugal buoyancy, which was ignored in prior studies, is indeed a significant effect in this class of rotating flows. 19 refs.

Soong, C.Y.; Yan, W.M. (Chung Cheng Inst. of Technology, Taoyuan (Taiwan, Province of China) Hua Fan Inst. of Technology, Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China))

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study of primary consolidation of soft clay  

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This research investigates, experimentally and numerically, the three main factors that differentiate predictions based on Terzaghi's one-dimensional consolidation theory from those observed in the laboratory and field. ...

Korchaiyapruk, Attasit, 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of a two-stroke free piston linear engine using numerical analysis  

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We studied a two-stroke free piston linear engine by numerical models and simulation. The numerical ... ratio, reciprocating mass, spark timing, and spring stiffness on the operating characteristics as well as pe...

Nguyen Ba Hung; Ock Taeck Lim

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of high heat ux pool boiling heat transfer Ying He a,*, Masahiro Shoji b  

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Numerical study of high heat ¯ux pool boiling heat transfer Ying He a,*, Masahiro Shoji b , Shigeo simulation model of boiling heat transfer is proposed based on a numerical macrolayer model [S. Maruyama, M. Shoji, S. Shimizu, A numerical simulation of transition boiling heat transfer, in: Proceedings

Maruyama, Shigeo

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A mathematical and numerical study of incompressible flows with a ...  

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the interface in the presence of surfactant monolayers, is very important. ... existence of a weak solution, and present three-dimensional numerical .... We use the standard notation Wk,p(R) for Wk,p(R; R), and also abuse the notation ...... computations is a fit to the experimentally measured surface tension of vitamin K1.

2010-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of flow and heat transfer in 3D serpentine channels using colocated grids  

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and average Nusselt number. The numerical code developed was validated by solving for fully developed flow and heat transfer in a square straight channel. Grid-independent solution was established for a reference case of serpentine channel with the highest...

Chintada, Sailesh Raju

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy stability bounds on convective heat transport: Numerical study  

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The concept of nonlinear energy stability has recently been extended to deduce bounds on energy dissipation and transport in incompressible flows, even for turbulent flows. In this approach an effective stability condition on {open_quotes}background{close_quotes} flow or temperature profiles is derived, which when satisfied ensures that the profile produces a rigorous upper estimate to the bulk dissipation. Optimization of the test background profiles in search of the lowest upper bounds leads to nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations for the extremal profile. In this paper, in the context of convective heat transport in the Boussinesq equations, we describe numerical solutions of the Euler-Lagrange equations for the optimal background temperature and present the numerical computation of the implied bounds. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Doering, C.R. [Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1109 (United States); Hyman, J.M. [Theoretical Division and Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Theoretical Division and Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical and experimental study of hydrodynamics in a compartmented fluidized bed oil palm shell biomass gasifier.  

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??Numerical and experimental studies of hydrodynamic parameters of fluidized beds formed by either a single component system or a binary mixture in a pilot plant… (more)

Wee, Siaw Khur

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical studies of hypersonic binary gas-mixture flows near a sphere  

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Numerical studies of hypersonic binary gas-mixture flows near a sphere V.V. Riabov 1 Diffusive] to study the flow. In the present study, diffusive effects in hypersonic flows of binary gas-mixtures near

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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A viscous vortex single-mode bubble evolution model of Rayleigh-Taylor instability and its numerical study  

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This paper has developed a viscous single-mode bubble evolution model of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities (RTIs), which is an extension of the single-mode potential models of Jacobs and Rikanati. The viscous vortex model explained the viscous effects of its early stage of RTI development for low Atwood number flow. Furthermore, direct numerical simulations of RTI are studied with Navier-Stokes equations and a transport-diffusive equation. Agreement between the theoretical model and the numerical results shows that simulations of these instabilities is feasible using the mathematical miscible fluid model simulating RTI.

Xu Zhang; Jinhong Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated experimental and numerical study: Developing a...  

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flows through porous media: Particle image velocimetry (PIV) will be employed to obtain spatial and temporal fluid velocity distributions in transient non-reacting multi-fluid...

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Experimental and numerical studies of aerosol penetration through screens  

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C,f) and the fraction of open area (fOA). Correlations expressing the actual relationships were evolved. Additionally, a model was developed to relate pressure coefficient in terms of correction factor (OAfg) and Reynolds number....

Han, Tae Won

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical studies on global buckling of subsea pipelines  

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Abstract Subsea pipelines buckle globally because of their movement relative to surrounding soil. Global buckling is often triggered by high operational temperature of the oil in pipelines, initial imperfections in the pipeline, and/or a combination of both. Pipeline global buckling is a failure mode that must be considered in the design and in-service assessment of submarine pipelines because it can jeopardize the structural integrity of the pipelines. Global buckling is increasingly difficult to control as temperature and pressure increase. Therefore, location prediction and buckling control are critical to pipeline design. Finite element analysis (FEA) is often used to analyze the behavior of pipelines subject to extreme pressures and temperatures. Four numerical simulation methods based on the finite element method (FEM) program ABAQUS, i.e., the 2D implicit, 2D explicit, 3D implicit, and 3D explicit methods, are used to simulate pipeline global buckling under different temperatures. The analysis results of the four typical methods were then compared with classical analytical solutions. The comparison indicates that the results obtained using the 2D implicit and 2D explicit methods are similar and the results obtained using the 2D implicit method are closer to those obtained using traditional analytical solutions. The analysis shows that the results of the 3D implicit and 3D explicit methods are similar, but the results obtained using the 3D methods are significantly different from those obtained using the analytical solution. A novel method to introduce initial pipeline imperfections into the FEA model in global buckling analysis is also presented in this paper.

Run Liu; Hao Xiong; Xinli Wu; Shuwang Yan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of convection with an ambient wind field  

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. The citations on the following pages follow the style of the Journal of the Atmos heric Sciences. Orville (1968) constructed a convective model based on the same equations as those used by Assi. He concerned himself with the development of cumulus clouds over...

Cottrell, Kit Garfield

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL STUDIES OF COSMIC-RAY INJECTION AND ACCELERATION Hyesung Kang  

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; accepted 2002 July 9 ABSTRACT A numerical scheme that incorporates a thermal leakage injection model in the precursor region, especially in front of strong, highly modified shocks. The `` thermal leakage '' injectionNUMERICAL STUDIES OF COSMIC-RAY INJECTION AND ACCELERATION Hyesung Kang Department of Earth

Gieseler, Udo D. J.

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Observational and numerical study of Atlantic tropical instability waves  

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regional climate model and one global climate model are applied to study the mechanism of atmospheric response to the Atlantic TIWs with daily TMI satellite SST forcing. Both models successfully simulated the wind velocity, wind convergence and pre...

Wu, Qiaoyan

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Numerical Studies of Aluminum-Alumina Composites  

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The preliminary goal of this study is to determine the effects of processing conditions, compositions and microstructural morphologies of the constituents on the physical and thermo-mechanical properties of alumina (Al_2O_3) reinforced aluminum (Al...

Gudlur, Pradeep

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and numerical implementation of nonlinear viscoelastic-viscoplastic model for asphalt materials  

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pavements is illustrated using finite element simulations. The constitutive model developed in this study can describe the behavior of asphalt materials (asphalt binder, asphalt mastic and mixtures) under various testing conditions. This study also achieved...

Huang, Chien-Wei

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Numerical Simulator for Analyzing the Geomechanical Performance of Hydrate-Bearing Sediments  

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In this paper, we describe the development and application of a numerical simulator that analyzes the geomechanical performance of hydrate-bearing sediments, which may become an important future energy supply. The simulator is developed by coupling a robust numerical simulator of coupled fluid flow, hydrate thermodynamics, and phase behavior in geologic media (TOUGH+HYDRATE) with an established geomechanical code (FLAC3D). We demonstrate the current simulator capabilities and applicability for two examples of geomechanical responses of hydrate bearing sediments during production-induced hydrate dissociation. In these applications, the coupled geomechanical behavior within hydrate-bearing seducements are considered through a Mohr-Coulomb constitutive model, corrected for changes in pore-filling hydrate and ice content, based on laboratory data. The results demonstrate how depressurization-based gas production from oceanic hydrate deposits may lead to severe geomechanical problems unless care is taken in designing the production scheme. We conclude that the coupled simulator can be used to design production strategies for optimizing production, while avoiding damaging geomechanical problems.

Rutqvist, Jonny; Rutqvist, J.; Moridis, G.J.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical and analytical studies of single and multiphase starting jets and plumes  

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Multiphase starting jets and plumes are widely observed in nature and engineering systems. An environmental engineering example is open-water disposal of sediments. The present study numerically simulates such starting ...

Wang, Ruo-Qian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase change material thermal storage for biofuel preheating in micro trigeneration application: A numerical study  

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Abstract A biofuel micro trigeneration prototype has been developed to utilise local energy crop oils as fuel in rural areas and developing countries. Straight plant oils (SPOs) only leave behind very little carbon footprint during its simply production process compared to commercial biodiesels in refineries, but the high viscosity of \\{SPOs\\} causes difficulties at engine cold starts, which further results in poor fuel atomisation, compromised engine performance and fast engine deterioration. In this study, a phase change material (PCM) thermal storage is designed to recover and store engine exhaust heat to preheat \\{SPOs\\} at cold starts. High temperature commercial paraffin is selected as the PCM to meet the optimal preheating temperature range of 70–90 °C, in terms of the SPO property study. A numerical model of the PCM thermal storage is developed and validated by references. The PCM melting and solidification processes with the consideration of natural convection in liquid zone are simulated in ANSYS-FLUENT to verify the feasibility of the PCM thermal storage as a part of the self-contained biofuel micro trigeneration prototype.

Dawei Wu; Junlong Chen; Anthony P. Roskilly

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Mexico renewable development study  

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Since the early 1990s, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has applied electric grid models and simulation software to problems of national significance. This effort continues with a variety of other projects funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), other federal and state agencies and private companies. Critical to the success of these programs is the ability to integrate regional-scale models of the electric grid, to assess the propagation of grid impacts, and to present interactively the effect of potential mitigating actions required to stabilize the grid. All of these capabilities are applied in this study, to accomplish the following goals and objectives: (1) Develop an AC power flow model representing future conditions within New Mexico's electric grid, using commercial tools accepted by the utility industry; (2) Conduct a 'screening' analysis of options for accelerating potential renewable energy development through the addition of a statewide transmission collector system; (3) Estimate total revenue needed, jobs created (temporary and permanent) plus indirect and direct impacts to the state's economy; (4) Evaluate potential cost allocation methodology; and (5) Issue a project report that will provide information for policy direction by state regulators, project developers, and legislators.

Toole, Gasper [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bent, Russell [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ewers, Mary [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 A numerical study of detonation diffraction  

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Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 A numerical study of detonation diffraction of detonation diffraction through an abrupt area change has been carried out via a set of two of the reaction rate to temperature. We study in detail three highly resolved cases of detonation diffraction

Goddard III, William A.

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ICNAAM-2004 Extended Abstracts 1 4 A numerical study of soliton solutions of the Boussinesq equa-  

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ICNAAM-2004 Extended Abstracts 1 ­ 4 A numerical study of soliton solutions of the Boussinesq equa and finite differences to another famous non-linear PDE describing water waves: the Boussinesq equation the famous Boussinesq equation (in one space dimension) written as [1] 2 u t2 - 2 u x2 + 3 2 u2 x2 + 4 u x4

Skokos, Charalampos "Haris"

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Numerical Study of Unsteady Detonation Wave Propagation in a Supersonic Combustion Chamber  

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Numerical Study of Unsteady Detonation Wave Propagation in a Supersonic Combustion Chamber T.H. Yi detonation waves in a supersonic flow in one-dimensional tube and two- dimensional wedged chamber parameters. Various features including a vortex are observed. 1 Introduction Detonation wave propagation

Texas at Arlington, University of

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TACKLEY ET AL.:THERMO-CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY Numerical and laboratory studies of mantle convection: Philosophy,  

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TACKLEY ET AL.:THERMO-CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY 1 Numerical and laboratory studies of mantle convection: Philosophy, accomplishments and thermo-chemical structure and evolution Paul J. Tackley Department of Earth how the solid parts of Earth and other terrestrial planets work. Here, the general philosophy

Tackley, Paul J.

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Numerical Modeling and Experimental Study of Combustion and Soot Formation in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine  

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Numerical Modeling and Experimental Study of Combustion and Soot Formation in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine ... The major problems associated with diesel engines are the high levels of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate emissions. ... (11)?Flagan, R. C.; Seinfeld, J. H. Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering; Prentice Hall Inc.:? New York, 1988. ...

T. L. Chan; X. B. Cheng

2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL & NUMERICAL STUDY OF CERAMIC BREEDER PEBBLE BED THERMAL DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR  

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EXPERIMENTAL & NUMERICAL STUDY OF CERAMIC BREEDER PEBBLE BED THERMAL DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR Zhiyong involved in ceramic breeder pebble bed thermal deformation are complex. First, unlike solid material.25 and 0.63 mm) at temperatures of 700-800ºC. The experimental results show that the thermal deformation

Abdou, Mohamed

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Numerical study of natural convection in a vertical porous annulus with discrete heating  

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Numerical study of natural convection in a vertical porous annulus with discrete heating M. Sankar online 20 December 2010 Keywords: Natural convection Annulus Discrete heating Porous medium Radii ratio to discrete heating. The outer wall is maintained iso- thermally at a lower temperature, while the top

Lopez, John M.

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Analytical and Numerical Study of Joule Heating Effects on Electrokinetically Pumped Continuous Flow PCR Chips  

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Analytical and Numerical Study of Joule Heating Effects on Electrokinetically Pumped Continuous, and the potential for integration.1-3 Joule heating is inevitable when electrokinetic pumping is used Form: December 8, 2007 Joule heating is an inevitable phenomenon for microfluidic chips involving

Le Roy, Robert J.

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Numerical and Experimental Study of the Interaction between two Marine Current Turbines  

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Numerical and Experimental Study of the Interaction between two Marine Current Turbines Paul Myceka/30th scale models of three-bladed marine current turbine prototypes in a flume tank. The present work focuses on the case where a turbine is placed at different locations in the wake of a first one

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Numerical and Experimental Study of the Interaction Between Two Marine Current Turbines  

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Numerical and Experimental Study of the Interaction Between Two Marine Current Turbines Paul Mycek current turbine prototypes in a flume tank. Our work focuses on the case where a turbine is placed of the second turbine are examined and compared to the results obtained on single-device configurations. Besides

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Numerical study of compressibility effects on the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode in tokamak plasma  

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Compressibility effects on the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode in tokamak plasma are studied numerically. It is shown that compressibility is favorable for the existence of the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode even without the pressure gradient, and the frequency of the reversed shear Alfvén eigenmode is modified by the geodesic frequency, which is consistent with an analytical theory.

Yu, Limin; Zhang, Xianmei [Department of Physics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)] [Department of Physics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China); Sheng, Zheng-Mao [Department of Physics, Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Department of Physics, Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Author's personal copy Numerical study of interference between simple-shape bodies in hypersonic flows  

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Author's personal copy Numerical study of interference between simple-shape bodies in hypersonic 2008 Available online 3 December 2008 Keywords: Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows Direct simulation Monte-Carlo method Flow interference Simple-shape bodies Toroidal balloon a b s t r a c t Hypersonic rarefied

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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Numerical Study of Hypersonic Rarefied-Gas Flows About a Toroidal Ballute  

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Numerical Study of Hypersonic Rarefied-Gas Flows About a Toroidal Ballute Vladimir V. Riabov. Hypersonic flows of nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and carbon dioxide near a toroidal ballute have been of aerothermodynamics of simple-shape bodies have provided valuable information related to physics of hypersonic flows

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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A combined analytical, numerical, and experimental study of shape-memory-alloy helical springs  

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springs with large ratios of mean coil radius to the cross sectional radius (spring index) and small pitchA combined analytical, numerical, and experimental study of shape-memory-alloy helical springs Reza memory alloy (SMA) Torsion Helical spring Pseudoelastic a b s t r a c t In this paper, the pseudoelastic

Entekhabi, Dara

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From concentric eyewall to annular hurricane: A numerical study with the cloud-resolved WRF model  

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(secondary eyewall) in coincidence with a local tangential wind max- imum around the pre-existing eyewallFrom concentric eyewall to annular hurricane: A numerical study with the cloud-resolved WRF model Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, the transformation from a non- AH to an AH through a concentric

Wang, Bin

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Study on Applicability of Numerical Simulation to Evaluation of Gas Entrainment From Free Surface  

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An onset condition of gas entrainment (GE) due to free surface vortex has been studied to establish a design of fast breeder reactor with higher coolant velocity than conventional designs, because the GE might cause the reactor operation instability and therefore should be avoided. The onset condition of the GE has been investigated experimentally and theoretically, however, dependency of the vortex type GE on local geometry configuration of each experimental system and local velocity distribution has prevented researchers from formulating the universal onset condition of the vortex type GE. A real scale test is considered as an accurate method to evaluate the occurrence of the vortex type GE, but the real scale test is generally expensive and not useful in the design study of large and complicated FBR systems, because frequent displacement of inner equipments accompanied by the design change is difficult in the real scale test. Numerical simulation seems to be promising method as an alternative to the real scale test. In this research, to evaluate the applicability of the numerical simulation to the design work, numerical simulations were conducted on the basic experimental system of the vortex type GE. This basic experiment consisted of rectangular flow channel and two important equipments for vortex type GE in the channel, i.e. vortex generation and suction equipments. Generated vortex grew rapidly interacting with the suction flow and the grown vortex formed a free surface dent (gas core). When the tip of the gas core or the bubbles detached from the tip of the gas core reached the suction mouth, the gas was entrained to the suction tube. The results of numerical simulation under the experimental conditions were compared to the experiment in terms of velocity distributions and free surface shape. As a result, the numerical simulation showed qualitatively good agreement with experimental data. The numerical simulation results were similar to the experimental results in terms of the shape of free surface dent and the velocity distribution around the vortex, although the GE itself was not completely reproduced due to a lack of enough mesh partition. After confirming the applicability of the numerical simulation to the GE evaluation, several parameters, such as suction velocity and a configuration around suction mouth, were numerically examined to evaluate their influence on the GE. The tendencies of the GE occurrence enhanced by larger suction velocity or suction mouth on bottom surface enhance occurrence of the GE were obtained from the simulation results. These simulation results implied that the numerical simulation has enough potential to be used for the design work. (authors)

Kei Ito; Takaaki Sakai; Hiroyuki Ohshima [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROBABILISTIC SIMULATION OF SUBSURFACE FLUID FLOW: A STUDY USING A NUMERICAL SCHEME  

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There has been an increasing interest in probabilistic modeling of hydrogeologic systems. The classical approach to groundwater modeling has been deterministic in nature, where individual layers and formations are assumed to be uniformly homogeneous. Even in the case of complex heterogeneous systems, the heterogeneities describe the differences in parameter values between various layers, but not within any individual layer. In a deterministic model a single-number is assigned to each hydrogeologic parameter, given a particular scale of interest. However, physically there is no such entity as a truly uniform and homogeneous unit. Single-number representations or deterministic predictions are subject to uncertainties. The approach used in this work models such uncertainties with probabilistic parameters. The resulting statistical distributions of output variables are analyzed. A numerical algorithm, based on axiomatic principles of probability theory, performs arithmetic operations between probability distributions. Two subroutines are developed from the algorithm and incorporated into the computer program TERZAGI, which solves groundwater flow problems in saturated, multi-dimensional systems. The probabilistic computer program is given the name, PROGRES. The algorithm has been applied to study the following problems: one-dimensional flow through homogeneous media, steady-state and transient flow conditions, one-dimensional flow through heterogeneous media, steady-state and transient flow conditions, and two-dimensional steady-stte flow through heterogeneous media. The results are compared with those available in the literature.

Buscheck, Timothy Eric

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study of flashback in the SimVal Combustion Chamber  

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The effects of hydrogen addition on a lean-premixed swirl-stabilized combustor operating on natural gas and air were studied. Measurements of equivalence ratio and hydrogen concentration at flame flashback have been made at pressures ranging from 1 to 8 atmospheres, hydrogen concentration in the fuel of 60 to 100% and inlet velocities of 10, 20, 40 and 80 m/s. Increasing the hydrogen concentration in the fuel was found to significantly lower the equivalence ratio at flashback. This was believed to be the result of the much higher flame speed for hydrogen compared to methane. Increasing pressure was found to also decrease the equivalence ratio at flashback, while increasing the inlet velocity was found to increase the equivalence ratio at flashback. Two of these experiments were reproduced numerically using the FLUENTTM software. Numerical data were found to be in good agreement with experimental data at atmospheric pressure. The flashback process was investigated using the numerical data.

Eggenspieler, G.; Strakey, P.A.; Sidwell, T.G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Numerical Study of a Usual Brick Filled with PCM to Improve the Thermal Inertia of Buildings  

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Abstract The integration of a PCM layer into an external building wall diminished the amplitude of the instantaneous heat flux through the wall. The types of PCM, its location in the wall and its amount, have been studied in this paper. A two-dimensional transient heat transfer model has been developed and solved numerically using the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package Fluent. The numerical results have been verified and validated with an experimental model. The considered model consists of usual brick with square holes used as construction materials for residential buildings in Algeria, some of these square holes are filled with PCM. The results showed that the PCM introduced in square holes can improves considerably the thermal inertia of brick and a combination of the types of PCM, its location in the wall and its amount, is very important for improve reduction of heat gain before it reaches the indoor space.

Necib Hichem; Settou Noureddine; Saifi Nadia; Damene Djamila

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Developing Countries Studies | Open Energy Information  

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LBNL Developing Countries Studies LBNL Developing Countries Studies (Redirected from Developing Countries Studies) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Developing Countries Studies at LBNL Name Developing Countries Studies at LBNL Agency/Company /Organization Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics GHG inventory, Resource assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Software/modeling tools, Presentation Website http://ies.lbl.gov/node/251 References Lawrence Berkeley [1] Abstract LBNL's International Energy Studies Group is involved in a number of activities relating to energy use in developing countries and climate change. LBNL's International Energy Studies Group is involved in a number of activities relating to energy use in developing countries and climate

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Numerical and experimental studies on the flow multiplicity phenomenon for gas–solids two-phase flows in CFB risers  

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The flow multiplicity phenomenon in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) risers, i.e. under the same superficial gas velocity and solids circulation rate, the CFB risers may sometimes exhibit multiple flow structures, was numerically and experimentally investigated in this study. To investigate the flow multiplicity phenomenon, the experiments of gas–solids two-phase flows in a 2-D CFB riser with different flow profiles at the inlet of the CFB riser were conducted. Specially designed gas inlet distributors with add-ons are used to generate different flow profiles at the inlet of the CFB rise. The CFD model using Eulerian–Eulerian approach with k–? turbulence model for each phase was employed to numerically analyze the flow multiplicity phenomenon. It is experimentally and numerically proved that for gas–solids two-phase flows, the flow profiles in the fully-developed region are dominated by the flow profiles at the inlet. The solids concentration profile is closely coupled with the velocity profile, and the inlet solids concentration and velocity profiles can largely influence the fully-developed solids concentration and velocity profiles.

B. Peng; J. Xu; J. Zhu; C. Zhang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study Guide Development-relevant Education  

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............................................................................................ xxxvii 3P250 - Energy and sustainabilityStudy Guide Development-relevant Education TU/e Academic Year 2010-2011 Technische Universiteit:.................................................................................................... xxviii 0C205 - Background of sustainable development

Franssen, Michael

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Energy barriers of the Ising model on percolation clusters : a numerical study  

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L- 667 Energy barriers of the Ising model on percolation clusters : a numerical study R. Rammal fini de spins d'Ising ferromagnétiques. Cette méthode est illustrée dans le cas des amas de percolation puissance bien connue dans les réseaux euclidiens. Certaines conséquences de ces résultats pour le modèle d'Ising

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Numerical study of pattern formation following a convective instability in non-Boussinesq fluids  

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We present a numerical study of a model of pattern formation following a convective instability in a non-Boussinesq fluid. It is shown that many of the features observed in convection experiments conducted on CO2 gas can be reproduced by using a generalized two-dimensional Swift-Hohenberg equation. The formation of hexagonal patterns, rolls, and spirals is studied, as well as the transitions and competition among them. We also study nucleation and growth of hexagonal patterns and find that the front velocity in this two-dimensional model is consistent with the prediction of marginal stability theory for one-dimensional fronts.

Hao-wen Xi; Jorge Viñals; J. D. Gunton

1992-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Developing Countries Studies | Open Energy Information  

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Countries Studies Countries Studies Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Developing Countries Studies at LBNL Name Developing Countries Studies at LBNL Agency/Company /Organization Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics GHG inventory, Resource assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Software/modeling tools, Presentation Website http://ies.lbl.gov/node/251 References Lawrence Berkeley [1] Abstract LBNL's International Energy Studies Group is involved in a number of activities relating to energy use in developing countries and climate change. LBNL's International Energy Studies Group is involved in a number of activities relating to energy use in developing countries and climate change. Developed international energy use data and emissions scenarios for

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Numerical studies of flames in wide tubes:?Stability limits of curved stationary flames  

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Flame dynamics in wide tubes with ideally adiabatical and slip walls is studied by means of direct numerical simulations of the complete set of hydrodynamical equations including thermal conduction, fuel diffusion, viscosity, and chemical kinetics. Stability limits of curved stationary flames in wide tubes and the hydrodynamic instability of these flames (the secondary Darrieus-Landau instability) are investigated. The stability limits found in the present numerical simulations are in a very good agreement with the previous theoretical predictions. It is obtained that close to the stability limits the secondary Darrieus-Landau instability results in an extra cusp at the flame front. It is shown that the curved flames subject to the secondary Darrieus-Landau instability propagate with velocity considerably larger than the velocity of the stationary flames.

O. Yu. Travnikov; V. V. Bychkov; M. A. Liberman

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Two-Fluid Drag Law for Clustered Particles Using Direct Numerical Simulation and Validation through Experiments  

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Two-Fluid Drag Law Two-Fluid Drag Law for Clustered Particles Using Direct Numerical Simulation and Validation through Experiments Background The Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/ OMI) Research and Development (R&D) Program within the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) provides a mechanism for cooperative FE R&D projects between DOE and the HBCU/OMI community. This program encourages

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Production optimization of a tight sandstone gas reservoir with well completions: A numerical simulation study.  

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??Tight gas sands have significant gas reserves, which requires cost-effective well completion technology and reservoir development plans for viable commercial exploitation. In this study, a… (more)

Defeu, Cyrille W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study on thermal behaviors of a solar chimney incorporated with PCM  

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Abstract The thermal behaviors of a solar chimney incorporating with organic phase change material (PCM) RT-42 unit under different heat fluxes are studied in this paper. For the numerical model, effective heat capacity method is employed to analyze the performance of RT-42, while the average thermo-physical property approach is used to describe the PCM/fins component. The PCM behaviors during its melting and solidification processes, absorber surface temperature, mass flow rate, and inlet and outlet air temperature difference have been investigated. The numerical results give good agreements with the experimental results. The comprehensive investigations under various heat fluxes from 100 to 800 W/m2 are carried out by using the verified model. The numerical results show that the performance of the system deteriorates sharply once the heat flux is or lower than 500 W/m2, but not big improvement if the heat flux is higher than 700 W/m2. Therefore, the performance of the system is highly dependent on the solar radiation. The application of high effective thermal conductivity enhancers can further improve the performance of the chimney under lower solar radiation.

Yongcai Li; Shuli Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation study on fluid dynamics of plasma window using argon  

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In this paper, a numerical 2D FLUENT-based magneto-hydrodynamic model has been developed to investigate the arc and flow field of plasma window, which is used as a windowless vacuum sealing device. The gas inlet, arc creation-developing and plasma expansion segments are all incorporated together in the integral model. An axis-symmetry cathode structure (hollow cathode) is used in the model. Current distribution of the arc is presented and discussed. The temperature, velocity, and pressure field are presented to show the physical mechanisms for the high pressure gap within the plasma window. Flow acceleration and viscosity effect are concluded as the main reasons for the pressure drop. The result for the pressure distribution in the cylindrical tube section has a good agreement with the analytical model. The validation for the sealing ability of plasma window is verified.

Huang, S.; Zhu, K.; Shi, B. L.; Lu, Y. R. [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Hershcovitch, A. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York 11973-5000 (United States)] [Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York 11973-5000 (United States); Yang, L.; Zhang, X. Y.; Wei, G. D. [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou 730000 (China)] [Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

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Chemical Mechanism Development: Laboratory Studies and Model Applications  

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Within the German Tropospheric Research Programme (TFS) numerous kinetic and mechanistic studies on the tropospheric reaction/degradation of the following reactants were carried out: ...

Harald Geiger; Ian Barnes; Karl H. Becker; Birger Bohn…

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation and wind tunnel studies of pollution dispersion in an isolated street canyon  

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A three dimensional numerical modelling study of an urban isolated street canyon are done using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software FLUENT. The concentration predictions of FLUENT are compared with the Environmental Wind Tunnel (EWT) test results conducted at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for the Aspect Ratio (AR) of 1 and 1.5 at perpendicular wind direction. In FLUENT, three different kâ??? turbulence models, i.e., standard, Renormalisation Group (RNG) and realisable, are used. RNG model has been found to be best matched with the wind tunnel results (d = 0.80) for AR = 1, showing that for separated flows, it works best.

Seema Awasthi; K.K. Chaudhry

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study on microwave-sustained argon discharge under atmospheric pressure  

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A numerical study on microwave sustained argon discharge under atmospheric pressure is reported in this paper. The purpose of this study is to investigate both the process and effects of the conditions of microwave-excited gas discharge under atmospheric pressure, thereby aiding improvements in the design of the discharge system, setting the appropriate working time, and controlling the operating conditions. A 3D model is presented, which includes the physical processes of electromagnetic wave propagation, electron transport, heavy species transport, gas flow, and heat transfer. The results can be obtained by means of the fluid approximation. The maxima of the electron density and gas temperature are 4.96?×?10{sup 18} m{sup ?3} and 2514.8?K, respectively, and the gas pressure remains almost unchanged for typical operating conditions with a gas flow rate of 20 l/min, microwave power of 1000 W, and initial temperature of 473?K. In addition, the conditions (microwave power, gas flow rate, and initial temperature) of discharge are varied to obtain deeper information about the electron density and gas temperature. The results of our numerical study are valid and clearly describe both the physical process and effects of the conditions of microwave-excited argon discharge.

Yang, Y.; Hua, W., E-mail: huaw@scu.edu.cn; Guo, S. Y. [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)] [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 86, 066321 (2012) Numerical study of viscosity and inertial effects on tank-treading and tumbling  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 86, 066321 (2012) Numerical study of viscosity and inertial effects on tank December 2012) An inextensible vesicle under shear flow experiences a tank-treading motion on its membrane the transition between the tank-treading and tumbling motions in detail. The present numerical results

Lai, Ming-Chih

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Experimental and numerical study of pressure drop and heat transfer in a single-phase micro-channel heat sink  

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Experimental and numerical study of pressure drop and heat transfer in a single-phase micro Received 6 July 2001; received in revised form 26 October 2001 Abstract The pressure drop and heat transfer-dimensional heat transfer characteristics of the heat sink were analyzed numerically by solving the conjugate heat

Qu, Weilin

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STUDY GUIDE EXAM 2 Development & Integument  

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STUDY GUIDE ­ EXAM 2 Development & Integument What is paedomorphosis; provide examples, ovoviparity & viviparity. What advantage(s) does direct development and/or viviparity provide? What is TSD & contrast how crocs, snakes and lizards communicate. Water Balance and Temp. Regulation How do different

Dever, Jennifer A.

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Numerical study of unsteady, thermally stratified flow in an idealized thermoacoustic stack  

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A computational model for the simulation of unsteady thermally stratified flow within an idealized thermoacoustic stack is developed. The model is based on a vorticity?based formulation of the low?Mach?number conservation equations. The numerical scheme combines fast Poisson solvers with domain decomposition/boundary Green’s?function techniques. The model is applied to analyze the response of the stack to imposed finite?amplitude acoustic oscillations. Computed results are used to visualize the essential features of the vorticity field and temperature distribution quantify the heat transfer between the gas and plates and analyze thermal and mechanical energy losses. [The work of A.S.W. and O.M.K. is supported by the Office of Naval Research. R.K. is partially supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Aniruddha S. Worlikar; Omar M. Knio; Rupert Klein

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal homogenization of perfusion flows in microfluidic bio-reactors; a numerical study  

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To ensure homogeneous conditions within the complete area of perfused microfluidic bio-reactors, we develop a general design of a continuously feed bio-reactor with uniform perfusion flow. This is achieved by introducing a specific type of perfusion inlet to the reaction area. The geometry of these inlets are found using the methods of topology optimization and shape optimization. The results are compared with two different analytic models, from which a general parametric description of the design is obtained and tested numerically. Such a parametric description will generally be beneficial for the design of a broad range of microfluidic bioreactors used for e.g. cell culturing and analysis, and in feeding bio-arrays.

Okkels, Fridolin; Bruus, Henrik

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Theoretical and numerical study of the phase diagram of patchy colloids: ordered and disordered patch arrangements  

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We report theoretical and numerical evaluations of the phase diagram for a model of patchy particles. Specifically we study hard-spheres whose surface is decorated by a small number f of identical sites ("sticky spots'') interacting via a short-range square-well attraction. We theoretically evaluate, solving the Wertheim theory, the location of the critical point and the gas-liquid coexistence line for several values of f and compare them to results of Gibbs and Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations. We study both ordered and disordered arrangements of the sites on the hard-sphere surface and confirm that patchiness has a strong effect on the phase diagram: the gas-liquid coexistence region in the temperature-density plane is significantly reduced as f decreases. We also theoretically evaluate the locus of specific heat maxima and the percolation line.

Emanuela Bianchi; Piero Tartaglia; Emanuela Zaccarelli; Francesco Sciortino

2008-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Publications A Numerical Study of Transient Mixed Convection Flows in a Thermal Storage Tank, J. Solar  

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List of Publications A Numerical Study of Transient Mixed Convection Flows in a Thermal Storage Tank, J. Solar Energy Eng. 105, 246­253 (1983) (with A.M.C. Chan & D. Giusti) An Approximate Analytical

Smereka, Peter

97

Seismic imaging of hydraullically-stimulated fractures: A numerical study of the effect of the source mechanism  

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We present a numerical study of seismic imaging of hydraulically stimulated fractures using a single source from an adjacent fracturing-process. The source is either a point force generated from the perforation of the ...

Shabelansky, Andrey Hanan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Averaging of van Genuchten Hydraulic Parameters for Steady-State Flow in Heterogeneous Soils: A Numerical Study  

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Soils: A Numerical Study Jianting Zhu and Binayak P. Mohanty* ABSTRACT factors. Kim and Stricker (1996 al., 1988; Kim and Stricker, 1996; Kim et al., 1997; Sharma been recognized for years. Because

Mohanty, Binayak P.

99

Transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond: A numerical study  

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Abstract The impoverishment of our planet in non-renewable energies has incited researchers to design salinity gradient solar ponds to collect and store solar energy at a lower cost. It is in this context that the present research work lies to focus on the numerical study of the transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond. The problem is tackled using the dimensionless governing equations of Navier–Stokes, thermal energy and mass transfer, which are solved numerically by finite-volume method to provide the temperature, concentration and velocity fields in transient regime. The pond is filled with salty water of various salinities to form three zones of salty water: Upper Convective Zone (UCZ), Non-Convective Zone (NCZ) and Lower Convective Zone (LCZ). To prevent convective movements induced by the internal heating of salty water due to solar radiation absorption, a salinity gradient is used in the solar pond. Representative results illustrating the influence of internal Rayleigh number on the thermal performance of the pond and the effect of the aspect ratio on the distribution of temperature and velocity fields in the salinity gradient solar pond (SGSP) are discussed. In addition, results for the transient average temperature of UCZ and LCZ are presented and discussed for various parametric conditions.

Ridha Boudhiaf; Mounir Baccar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepening of the ocean mixed layer at the northern Patagonian continental shelf: a numerical study  

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A possible deepening of the ocean mixed layer was investigated at a selected point of the Patagonian continental shelf where a significant positive wind speed trend was estimated. Using a 1-dimensional vertical numerical model (S2P3) forced by atmospheric data from NCEP/NCAR I reanalysis and tidal constituents from TPXO 7.2 global model on a long term simulation (1979-2011), it was found that the mixed layer thickness presents a significant and positive trend of 10.1 +/- 1.4 cm/yr. Several numerical experiments were carried out in order to evaluate the impact of the different atmospheric variables (surface zonal and latitudinal wind components, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, specific humidity and cloud coverage) considered in this study. As a result it was found that an increase in the wind speed can be considered as the main responsible of the ocean mixed layer deepening at the selected location of the Patagonian continental shelf. A possible increasing in the mixed layer thickness could be directly ...

Zanella, Juan; Pescio, Andres; Dragani, Walter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of the supply mode effects on high-pressure mercury discharge lamp dynamic thermal behavior  

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This paper presents a numerical study of the dynamic behavior of high-pressure mercury discharge lamp as a function of supply mode. Bidimensional time-dependent equations have been solved by using a semi-implicit finite-element code. The model has been developed in the frame of the local thermodynamic equilibrium hypothesis. After validation by using experimental data from the literature, this model was applied to analyze the effects of some key parameters such as frequency for an ac arc current and the ratio cycle parameter for square arc-current wave form on the convective process. The results obtained have been used to analyze the dynamic thermal behavior of high-pressure mercury plasma (pressure equal to 0.3 MPa) working under currents widely different in frequency and wave form.

Kaziz, S.; Ahmed, R. Ben; Araoud, Z.; Gazzah, M.H.; Charrada, K.; Said, R. [EMIR, IPEIM, route de Skanes, 5019 Monastir (Tunisia); FSM, avenue de l'environnement, 5019 Monastir (Tunisia); EMIR, IPEIM, route de Skanes, 5019 Monastir (Tunisia)

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined experimental and numerical study of thermal management of battery module consisting of multiple Li-ion cells  

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Abstract Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are promising power sources for hybrid powertrain systems, and the thermal management of batteries has been identified as a critical issue both for safety and efficiency concerns. This work studied thermal management of a Li-ion battery module both experimentally and computationally. A battery module consisting of multiple cells was fabricated and experimentally tested in a wind tunnel facility. Systematic tests were performed under various flow velocities, charging and discharging current, and module configuration. Computationally, a high-fidelity two dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was developed to capture the detailed dynamics of thermal management of the cells. Temperature rise of cells and pressure measurements were recorded in the experiments, and compared with CFD model simulations. Reasonable agreement was obtained, confirming the validity of the model. The validated model was then applied to study the power consumption required by the thermal management system. The results obtained in this combined experimental and numerical study are expected to be valuable for the optimized design of battery modules and the development of reduced-order models.

Fan He; Xuesong Li; Lin Ma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of convection heat transfer during the melting of ice in a porous layer  

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A numerical study is made of the melting of ice in a rectangular porous cavity heated from above. The Landau transformation is used to immobilize the ice-water interface, and the Darcy-Boussinesq equations are solved by a finite-difference technique. Results are analyzed in terms of the heating temperature and the aspect ratio of the cavity. A comparison is made with the case of melting from below. It was found that melting from above is more effective than melting from below when the heating temperature is between 0 and 8 C: convection arises earlier, the melting process is faster, and the total melt at steady state is thicker. The critical time for onset of convection is minimum when the upper boundary is heated at 6 C. At this heating temperature, one also obtains a maximum heat transfer rate (Nusselt number).

Zhang, X.; Nguyen, T.H. (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of pitchfork bifurcations in a volumetrically heated fluid  

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The problem of stability of the no-flow solution in a volumetrically heated fluid is studied using numerical methods based on bifurcation theory. The Navier-Stokes-Boussinesq equations were discretized using a nodal integral method to produce a set of nonlinear algebraic equations for the discrete variables. This set of equations was then augmented by additional nonlinear algebraic equations, making an extended system of equations which, when solved, yields the value of the pitchfork bifurcation point. This extended system was then used to determine the value of the volumetric heating at which the no-flow solution becomes unstable and double-roll (up-welling and down-welling) convection patterns are established as stable solutions in a supercritical pitchfork bifurcation.

Decker, W.J.; Dorning, J.J. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical studies of the flux-to-current ratio method in the KIPT neutron source facility  

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The reactivity of a subcritical assembly has to be monitored continuously in order to assure its safe operation. In this paper, the flux-to-current ratio method has been studied as an approach to provide the on-line reactivity measurement of the subcritical system. Monte Carlo numerical simulations have been performed using the KIPT neutron source facility model. It is found that the reactivity obtained from the flux-to-current ratio method is sensitive to the detector position in the subcritical assembly. However, if multiple detectors are located about 12 cm above the graphite reflector and 54 cm radially, the technique is shown to be very accurate in determining the k{sub eff} this facility in the range of 0.75 to 0.975. (authors)

Cao, Y.; Gohar, Y.; Zhong, Z. [Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of a Propagating Non-Thermal Microwave Feature in a Solar Flare Loop  

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We analytically and numerically study the motion of electrons along a magnetic loop, to compare with the observation of the propagating feature of the non-thermal microwave source in the 1999 August 28 solar flare reported by Yokoyama et al. (2002). We model the electron motion with the Fokker-Planck equation and calculate the spatial distribution of the gyrosynchrotron radiation. We find that the microwave propagating feature does not correspond to the motion of electrons with a specific initial pitch angle. This apparent propagating feature is a consequence of the motion of an ensemble of electrons with different initial pitch angles, which have different time and position to produce strong radiation in the loop. We conclude that the non-thermal electrons in the 1999 August 28 flare were isotropically accelerated and then are injected into the loop.

T. Minoshima; T. Yokoyama

2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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STUDY GUIDE EXAM 2 Development & Integument  

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STUDY GUIDE ­ EXAM 2 Development & Integument What is paedomorphosis and why would some amphibians & contrast how snakes and lizards communicate. Water Balance and Temp. Regulation How do different temperature? How are reptiles and amphibians different when it comes to water balance and thermoregulation

Dever, Jennifer A.

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Numerical Study of Freestream Waves Receptivity and Nonlinear Breakdown in Hypersonic Boundary Layer  

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Numerical Methods for Hypersonic Boundary Layer Stability.of Instability in a Hypersonic Boundary Layer. TheoreticalA. P. , Receptivity of Hypersonic Boundary Layer to Wall

Lei, Jia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of the effects of upstream flow condition upon orifice flow meter performance  

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Recent experimental work has shown that when the mean velocity profile upstream of an orifice plate has a deficit on the centerline and higher velocities at the outer edges of the pipe, the pressure drop across the orifice is greater than if the flow upstream is fully developed. It is proposed that this increase in [Delta]P is directly correlated with the radial distribution of momentum upstream of the orifice plate. In an effort to investigate how the upstream flow condition affects the pressure distribution along the pipe wall and to determine if the hypothesis is correct, Creare.X Inc. 's FLUENT numerical analysis program was used to simulate the effects. Two [beta] ratios (0.50 and 0.75) have been considered with various mean velocity inlet profiles. Inlet profiles include the 1/16th, 1/7th, 1/8th, 1/9th and 1/10th power law power law, uniform flow, and two linear distributions. The results indicate that there is a correlation between the second and third-order moments of momentum and the value of the discharge coefficient. This empirical correlation, after being fully verified by experimental data, can be used to estimate the change in the coefficient of discharge given the inlet velocity profile.

Morrison, G.L.; Panak, D.L.; DeOtte, R.E. Jr. (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution numerical study of Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence using a thermal lattice Boltzmann scheme  

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We present results of a high resolution numerical study of two dimensional (2d) Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence using a recently proposed thermal lattice Boltzmann method (LBT). The goal of our study is both methodological and physical. We assess merits and limitations concerning small- and large-scale resolution/accuracy of the adopted integration scheme. We discuss quantitatively the requirements needed to keep the method stable and precise enough to simulate stratified and unstratified flows driven by thermal active fluctuations at high Rayleigh and high Reynolds numbers. We present data with spatial resolution up to 4096 x 10000 grid points and Rayleigh number up to Ra ~ 10^11 . The statistical quality of the data allows us to investigate velocity and temperature fluctuations, scale-by-scale, over roughly four decades. We present a detailed quantitative analysis of scaling laws in the viscous, inertial and integral range, supporting the existence of a Bolgiano-like inertial scaling, as expected in 2d systems. We also discuss the presence of small/large intermittent deviation to the scaling of velocity/temperature fluctuations and the Rayleigh dependency of gradients flatness.

L. Biferale; F. Mantovani; M. Sbragaglia; A. Scagliarini; F. Toschi; R. Tripiccione

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of tilt stability of prolate field-reversed configurations  

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Global stability of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) has been investigated numerically using both 3D MHD and hybrid (fluid electron and delta f particle ion) simulations. The stabilizing effects of velocity shear and large ion orbits on the n = 1 internal tilt mode in the prolate FRCs have been studied. Sheared rotation is found to reduce the growth rate, however a large rotation rate with Mach number of M greater than or approximately equal to 1 is required in order for significant reduction in the instability growth rate to occur. Kinetic effects associated with large thermal ion orbits have been studied for different kinetic equilibria. These simulations show that there is a reduction in the tilt mode growth rate due to finite ion Larmor radius (FLR) effects, but complete linear stability has not been found, even when the thermal ion gyroradius is comparable to the distance between the field null and the separatrix. The instability existing beyond the FLR theory threshold could be due to the resonant interaction of the wave with ions whose Doppler shifted frequency matches the betatron frequency.

E. V. Belova; S. C. Jardin; H. Ji, M. Yamada; R. Kulsrud

2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of heat and momentum transfer over a bank of flat tubes  

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), Prandtl number (Pr), length ratio (L/Da), and height ratio (H/Da), on the pressure drop and heat transfer were studied. A finite volume based FORTRAN code was developed to solve the governing equations. The scalar and velocity variables were stored...

Bahaidarah, Haitham M. S.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of heat loss from a non-evacuated receiver of a solar collector  

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Abstract Heat loss from receivers of solar collectors is a major reason for drop in their efficiency. Receiver pipes enclosed in glass tubes with evacuated annulus show considerable reduction in heat losses. However, manufacturing and maintenance costs for such receivers are high. An inexpensive alternative is a similar receiver with non-evacuated annulus. This paper presents a numerical study of heat loss from a non-evacuated receiver typically used in parabolic trough collectors, generating moderate temperatures and designed particularly for process heat applications. In order to come closer to the realistic situation, rather than assuming uniform temperature distribution on it, receiver pipe temperature has been assumed to be varying along the surface. Sinusoidal and square wave functions are employed in modeling, since actual temperature distributions on solar receiver pipes are combinations of these two functions. Main goal of the paper is to optimize the design of the non-evacuated solar receiver for minimum heat loss, by using CFD technique. Also effects on heat loss from receivers due to different parameters like average temperature (Ta) of the pipe, non-uniformity in the temperature (?) along its surface, hour angle (?), denoting position of the sun in the sky and radius ratio (RR) of radius of receiver pipe to that of outer glass tube have been studied. It is seen that as non-uniformity in temperature distribution increases in both types of temperature distribution, heat losses from receiver pipes decrease up to 10%. Also as hour angle increases from 0° to 90°, heat loss decreases by 20% in case of sinusoidal temperature distribution and 24% in case of square wave temperature distribution. The effect of radius ratio (RR) on heat loss has been studied. In present study, we found out that 1.375 is critical radius ratio for which heat losses from receiver are minimum

Ramchandra G. Patil; Dhanaji M. Kale; Sudhir V. Panse; Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal characteristics of resonant surface polaritons in superlensing planar double-negative slabs: Development of analytical schemes and numerical models  

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The temporal behavior of electric fields in arbitrary double-negative planar slabs is systematically investigated in this paper, from both analytical and numerical perspectives. Concerning infinite slabs, a set of exact expressions for an exponential current excitation is derived through an efficient complex analysis, and an integrated study of surface polariton frequencies is performed. Subsequently, the significant case of a source with a random spatial profile is explored in order to obtain rigorous relations for the field and transient phenomena damping time with respect to problem parameters. On the other hand, a robust finite-difference time-domain methodology is introduced for the comprehensive examination of finite slabs, whose numerical simulations dictate the adoption of a resonatorlike discipline. This inevitable, yet very instructive, convention is physically justified by the almost perfect surface mode reflections at the edges of the slab. In this manner, the proposed formulation reveals a prominent increase in the excited polariton amplitude, relative to the corresponding infinite arrangements, which leads to larger transient times.

Dimitrios L. Sounas; Nikolaos V. Kantartzis; Theodoros D. Tsiboukis

2007-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

115

A Numerical Study of the Transverse Modulus of Wood as a Function of Grain Orientation and Properties  

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A Numerical Study of the Transverse Modulus of Wood as a Function of Grain Orientation and Properties By J. A. Nairn1 Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA Summary Finite element analysis was used to study the effective transverse modulus of solid wood for all

Nairn, John A.

116

Numerical study of a bucked-coil system for muon transport and cooling  

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A Neutrino Factory, which can deliver an intense flux of {approx}10{sup 21} neutrinos per year from a multi-GeV stored muon-beam is seemingly the ideal tool for studying neutrino oscillations and CP-violations for leptons. The front-end of this facility plays a critical role in determining the number of muons that can be accepted by the downstream accelerators. Delivering peak performance requires transporting the muon beams through long sections of a beam channel containing high-gradient rf cavities and strong focusing solenoids. Here, we propose a novel scheme to improve the performance of the cavities, thereby increasing the number of muons within the acceptance of the accelerator chain. The key element of our new scheme is to apply a set of bucked coils along the lattice, thus forcing the external magnetic field to drop substantially within the cavity. We incorporate this idea into a new lattice design for a Neutrino Factory, and detail its performance numerically.

Stratakis, Diktys; Alekou, Androula; Neuffer, David; Pasternak, Jaroslaw; Rogers, Chris T. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Physics, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Rd, London, SW7 2BW (United Kingdom); Fermi National Acceleartor Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Rd, London, SW7 2BW (United Kingdom) and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot (United Kingdom); Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot (United Kingdom)

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

117

Recombination Efficiency of Molecular Hydrogen on Interstellar Grains-II A Numerical Study  

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A knowledge of the recombination time on the grain surfaces has been a major obstacle in deciding the production rate of molecular hydrogen and other molecules in the interstellar medium. We present a numerical study to compute this time for molecular hydrogen for various cloud and grain parameters. We also find the time dependence, particularly when a grain is freshly injected into the system. Apart from the fact that the recombination times seem to be functions of the grain parameters such as the activation barrier energy, temperature etc, our result also shows the dependence on the number of sites in the grain $S$ and the effective accretion rate per site $a_s$ of atomic hydrogen. Simply put, the average time that a pair of atomic hydrogens will take to produce one molecular hydrogen depends on how heavily the grain is already populated by atomic and molecular hydrogens and how fast the hopping and desorption times are. We show that if we write the average recombination time as $T_r \\sim S^\\alpha/A_H$, where, $A_H$ is the hopping rate, then $\\alpha$ could be much greater than 1 for all astrophysically relevant accretion rates. Thus the average formation rate of $H_2$ is also dependent on the grain parameters, temperature and the accretion rate. We believe that our result will affect the overall rate of the formation of complex molecules such as methanol which require successive hydrogenation on the grain surfaces in the interstellar medium.

Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti; Ankan Das; Kinsuk Acharyya; Sonali Chakrabarti

2008-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of transition to supersonic flows in the edge plasma  

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The plasma scrape-off layer (SOL) in a tokamak is characterized by ion flow down a long narrow flux tube terminating on a solid surface. The ion flow velocity along a magnetic field line can be equal to or greater than sonic at the entrance of a Debye sheath or upstream in the presheath. This paper presents a numerical study of the transition between subsonic and supersonics flows. A quasineutral one-dimensional (1D) fluid code has been used for modeling of plasma transport in the SOL along magnetic field lines, both in steady state and under transient conditions. The model uses coupled equations for continuity, momentum, and energy balance with ionization, radiation, charge exchange, and recombination processes. The recycled neutrals are described in the diffusion approximation. Standard Bohm sheath criterion is used as boundary conditions at the material surface. Three conditions conducive for the generation of supersonic flows in SOL plasmas have been explored. It is found that in steady state high (attached) and low (detached) divertor temperatures cases, the role of particle, momentum, and energy loss is critical. For attached case, the appearance of shock waves in the divertor region if the incoming plasma flow is supersonic and its effect on impurity retention is presented. In the third case, plasma expansion along the magnetic field can yield time-dependent supersonic solutions in the quasineutral rarefaction wave. Such situations can arise in the parallel transport of intermittent structures such as blobs and edge localized mode filaments along field lines.

Goswami, Rajiv, E-mail: rajiv@ipr.res.in; Artaud, Jean-François; Imbeaux, Frédéric [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Kaw, Predhiman [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar—382428 (India)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Study of Methods for Moist Atmospheric Flows: Compressible Equations  

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Two common numerical techniques for integrating reversible moist processes in atmospheric flows are investigated in the context of solving the fully compressible Euler equations. The first is a one-step, coupled technique based on using ...

Max Duarte; Ann S. Almgren; Kaushik Balakrishnan; John B. Bell; David M. Romps

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical and simulation study of terahertz radiation generation by laser pulses propagating in the extraordinary mode in magnetized plasma  

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A one-dimensional numerical model for studying terahertz radiation generation by intense laser pulses propagating, in the extraordinary mode, through magnetized plasma has been presented. The direction of the static external magnetic field is perpendicular to the polarization as well as propagation direction of the laser pulse. A transverse electromagnetic wave with frequency in the terahertz range is generated due to the presence of the magnetic field. Further, two-dimensional simulations using XOOPIC code show that the THz fields generated in plasma are transmitted into vacuum. The fields obtained via simulation study are found to be compatible with those obtained from the numerical model.

Jha, Pallavi; Kumar Verma, Nirmal [Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (India)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of the effect of oxygenated blending compounds on soot formation in shock tubes  

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This numerical study deals with the influence of blends on the amount of soot formed in shock tubes, which were simulated by assuming a homogeneous plug flow reactor model. For this purpose, first, the reaction model used here was validated against experimental results previously obtained in the literature. Then, the soot volume fractions of various mixtures of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)-benzene, isobutene-benzene, methanol-benzene, and ethanol-benzene diluted in argon were simulated and compared to the results of benzene-argon pyrolysis at 1721 K and 5.4 MPa. For MTBE, isobutene, methanol, and ethanol, small amounts of additives to benzene-argon mixtures promoted soot formation, for the shock tube model assumed, while higher concentrations of these additives led to smaller soot volume fractions in comparison to pure benzene-argon pyrolysis. The most significant soot promotion effect was found for the additives MTBE and isobutene. The channel for MTBE decomposition producing isobutene and methanol is very effective at temperatures beyond 1200 K. Thus, both MTBE-benzene and isobutene-benzene mixtures diluted in argon showed rather similar behavior in regard to soot formation. Special emphasis was directed toward the causes for the concentration-dependent influence of the blends on the amount of soot formed. Aromatic hydrocarbons and acetylene were identified as key gas-phase species that determine the trends in the formation of soot of various mixtures. From reaction flux analysis for phenanthrene, it was deduced that the combinative routes including phenyl species play a major role in forming PAHs, especially at early reaction times. It is found that the additives play an important role in providing material to grow side chains, such as by reaction channels including phenylacetylene or benzyl, which are confirmed to form aromatic hydrocarbons and thus to influence the amount of soot formed, particularly when the concentrations of the blends are increased. (author)

Boehm, H. [Physikalische Chemie I, Universitaet Bielefeld (Germany); Braun-Unkhoff, M. [Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Stuttgart (Germany)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and numerical study of heat transfer off an inclined surface subject to an impinging airflow  

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An experimental and numerical study of heat transfer off an inclined surface subject in revised form 23 August 2001 Abstract Understanding the heat transfer interaction between an impinging jet and an inclined surface is of paramount practical significance. In this paper, the heat transfer process

Roy, Subrata

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A numerical study on the effects of 2d structured sinusoidal elements on fluid flow and heat transfer at microscale  

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Computational fluid dynamics Microchannel Minichannel Surface roughness Roughness elements Heat transfer Fluid to achieve enhancement in heat transfer with relatively low cooling fluid flow rate [1]. In spite of havingA numerical study on the effects of 2d structured sinusoidal elements on fluid flow and heat

Kandlikar, Satish

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An experimental and numerical study of surface tension-driven melt flow R.A. Parsons a,, F. Nimmo a  

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An experimental and numerical study of surface tension-driven melt flow R.A. Parsons a,, F. Nimmo 2007 Abstract To determine the role of surface tension-driven melt migration in planetary bodies, we, surface tension causes the melt to relax back to a homogeneous distribution. Samples composed of 76 vol

Nimmo, Francis

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Spar Buoy-magnet/spring Oscillators Used as Wave Energy Annette R. Grilli  

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Spar Buoy-magnet/spring Oscillators Used as Wave Energy at least one short-stroke linear generator (SSLG), made of a magnet, suspended to a spring, and oscillating within a coil. This system is aimed at producing low and renewable wave power (up to ¢ £ ¤ ¥ k

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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A comparative numerical study of hybrid-stabilized argon–water electric arc  

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The paper presents numerical simulations of the discharge and the near-outlet regions of the hybrid-stabilized argon–water electric arc. Two different numerical methods for solving the set of conservative equations for the continuity, momentum and energy have been applied. The major difference between the results using the two methods occurs in the temperature distribution in arc fringes within the discharge chamber. This fact influences the potential drop, overpressure, reabsorption of radiation and arc efficiency. It is shown that the radial profiles of temperature at the exit nozzle are less influenced by different temperature distribution within the discharge chamber. Comparison with chosen experimental temperature profiles shows very good agreement.

Ji?í Jeništa; Hidemasa Takana; Hideya Nishiyama; Milada Bartlová; Vladimír Aubrecht; Petr K?enek; Viktor Sember; Alan Mašláni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of geometry dependent errors in velocity, temperature, and density measurements from single grid planar retarding potential analyzers  

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Planar retarding potential analyzers (RPAs) have been utilized numerous times on high profile missions such as the Communications/Navigation Outage Forecast System and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program to measure plasma composition, temperature, density, and the velocity component perpendicular to the plane of the instrument aperture. These instruments use biased grids to approximate ideal biased planes. These grids introduce perturbations in the electric potential distribution inside the instrument and when unaccounted for cause errors in the measured plasma parameters. Traditionally, the grids utilized in RPAs have been made of fine wires woven into a mesh. Previous studies on the errors caused by grids in RPAs have approximated woven grids with a truly flat grid. Using a commercial ion optics software package, errors in inferred parameters caused by both woven and flat grids are examined. A flat grid geometry shows the smallest temperature and density errors, while the double thick flat grid displays minimal errors for velocities over the temperature and velocity range used. Wire thickness along the dominant flow direction is found to be a critical design parameter in regard to errors in all three inferred plasma parameters. The results shown for each case provide valuable design guidelines for future RPA development.

Davidson, R. L.; Earle, G. D.; Heelis, R. A. [William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, WT15, Richardson, Texas 75080 (United States); Klenzing, J. H. [Space Weather Laboratory/Code 674, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Studies of Collective Phenomena in Two-Dimensional Electron and Cold Atom Systems  

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Numerical calculations were carried out to investigate a number of outstanding questions in both two-dimensional electron and cold atom systems. These projects aimed to increase our understanding of the properties of and prospects for non-Abelian states in quantum Hall matter.

Rezayi, Edward

2013-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Elastic response of a carbon nanotube fiber reinforced polymeric composite: A numerical and experimental study  

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Elastic response of a carbon nanotube fiber reinforced polymeric composite: A numerical. The carbon nanotubes increase the effective diameter of the fiber and provide a larger interface area clay, fibers like carbon nanotube and carbon nanofiber, or particulates like sil- ica or expanded

Qian, Dong

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Numerical study of ion-cyclotron resonant interaction via hybrid-Vlasov simulations  

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Hybrid Vlasov-Maxwell numerical simulations are used to investigate the collisionless resonant interaction of ions with ion-cyclotron waves in parallel propagation with respect to a background magnetic field. In linear regime, analytical results on wave damping, obtained by integrating the linearized Vlasov equation through the well-known characteristics method, are compared with the numerical results. Then, the ion heating process and the consequent generation of temperature anisotropy in the direction perpendicular to the background magnetic field are investigated numerically in detail. In nonlinear regime, the numerical results show that the distribution of particle velocities is strongly distorted due to the resonant ion-cyclotron interaction with the formation of diffusive plateaus in the longitudinal direction (with respect to the ambient field) and significantly departs from the Maxwellian equilibrium. These results are relevant in many plasma physics environments, such as the solar wind, where the process of ion-cyclotron heating and the generation of temperature anisotropy and non-Maxwellian velocity distributions are routinely recovered in many in situ measurements, or the laboratory plasmas, where the resonant interaction of ions with ion-cyclotron waves is the primary source of auxiliary heating in the confining apparatus.

Valentini, Francesco [Dipartimento di Fisica and CNISM, Universita di Pisa, Pisa 56127 (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica and CNISM, Universita della Calabria, Rende (CS) 87036 (Italy); Iazzolino, Antonio; Veltri, Pierluigi [Dipartimento di Fisica and CNISM, Universita della Calabria, Rende (CS) 87036 (Italy)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel method of including Landau level mixing in numerical studies of the quantum Hall effect  

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Landau level mixing should influence the quantum Hall effect for all except the strongest applied magnetic fields. We propose a simple method for examining the effects of Landau level mixing by incorporating multiple Landau levels into the Haldane pseudopotentials through exact numerical diagonalization. Some of the resulting pseudopotentials for the lowest and first excited Landau levels will be presented.

Wooten, Rachel; Quinn, John; Macek, Joseph [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996-1501 (United States)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of emission layer doping on the spatial distribution of charge and host recombination rate density in organic light emitting devices: A numerical study  

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Based on drift-diffusion theory, a numerical model of the doping of a single energy level trap in the emission layer of an organic light emitting device (OLED) was developed, and the effects of doping of this single energy level trap on the distribution of the charge density, the recombination rate density, and the electric field in single- and double-layer OLEDs were studied numerically. The results show that by doping the n-type (p-type) emission layer with single energy electron (hole) traps, the distribution of the recombination rate density can be tuned and shifted, which is useful for improvement of the device performance by reduced electrode quenching or for realization of desirable special functions, e.g., emission spectrum tuning in multiple dye-doped white OLEDs.

Li, Yanli; Zhou, Maoqing; Zheng, Tingcai; Yao, Bo [Institute of Microelectronics, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Peng, Yingquan, E-mail: yqpeng@lzu.edu.cn [Institute of Microelectronics, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Stephanie von Numers About Us Stephanie von Numers - Communications and Web Coordinator, Education & Workforce Development Stephanie von Numers joined the U.S. Department of...

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Analytical and Numerical Study of Photocurrent Transients in Organic Polymer Solar Cells  

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This article is an attempt to provide a self consistent picture, including existence analysis and numerical solution algorithms, of the mathematical problems arising from modeling photocurrent transients in Organic-polymer Solar Cells (OSCs). The mathematical model for OSCs consists of a system of nonlinear diffusion-reaction partial differential equations (PDEs) with electrostatic convection, coupled to a kinetic ordinary differential equation (ODE). We propose a suitable reformulation of the model that allows us to prove the existence of a solution in both stationary and transient conditions and to better highlight the role of exciton dynamics in determining the device turn-on time. For the numerical treatment of the problem, we carry out a temporal semi-discretization using an implicit adaptive method, and the resulting sequence of differential subproblems is linearized using the Newton-Raphson method with inexact evaluation of the Jacobian. Then, we use exponentially fitted finite elements for the spatial...

de Falco, Carlo; Verri, Maurizio; 10.1016/j.cma.2010.01.018

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative study of travelling-wave and numerical solutions for the coupled short pulse (CSP) equation  

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The Lie symmetry analysis is performed for the coupled short plus (CSP) equation. We derive the infinitesimals that admit the classical symmetry group. Five types arise depending on the nature of the Lie symmetry generator. In all types, we find reductions in terms of system of ordinary differential equations, and exact solutions of the CSP equation are derived, which are compared with numerical solutions using the classical fourth-order Runge—Kutta scheme.

Vikas Kumar; R. K. Gupta; Ram Jiwari

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in an intermittent turbulent impinging round jet  

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Abstract The flow structure and heat transfer of the air pulsed turbulent impinging jet are studied numerically. The gas turbulence is modelled with the Reynolds stress model. The effects of pulse frequency, ratio of on time to total cycle time, distance between pipe outlet and impinging flat plate and Reynolds number on heat transfer are numerically studied. The impingement heat transfer increases with distance from the pipe edge and target surface. The heat transfer decreases at high distance from the pipe edge and target surface. An increase in the Reynolds number causes reduction of heat transfer enhancement. Reduced heat transfer in comparison with the steady-state impinging jet is typical in the range of low frequencies of the pulse impinging jet.

M.A. Pakhomov; V.I. Terekhov

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contribution to the numerical study of turbulence in high intensity discharge lamps  

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We present in this paper a comparison between results obtained with a laminar and turbulent models for high-pressure mercury arc. The two models are based on the resolution of bidimensional time-dependent equations by a semi-implicit finite-element code. The numerical computation of turbulent model is solved with large eddy simulation model; this approach takes into account the various scales of turbulence by a filtering method on each scale. The results show the quantitative influence of turbulence on the flow fields and also the difference between laminar and turbulent effects on the dynamic thermal behaviour and on the characteristics of the discharge.

Kaziz, S.; Ben Ahmed, R.; Helali, H.; Gazzah, H.; Charrada, K. [Unite d'Etude des Milieux Ionises et Reactifs, IPEIM, 5019 route de Kairouan Monastir (Tunisia)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractional Euler-Bernoulli beams: theory, numerical study and experimental validation  

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In this paper the classical Euler-Bernoulli beam (CEBB) theory is reformulated utilising fractional calculus. Such generalisation is called fractional Euler-Bernoulli beams (FEBB) and results in non-local spatial description. The parameters of the model are identified based on AFM experiments concerning bending rigidities of micro-beams made of the polymer SU-8. In experiments both force as well as deflection data were recorded revealing significant size effect with respect to outer dimensions of the specimens. Special attention is also focused on the proper numerical solution of obtained fractional differential equation.

Wojciech Sumelka; Tomasz Blaszczyk; Christian Liebold

2015-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of the global axisymmetric circulation with varying heating and rotation rates  

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A steady, axisymmetric model of the general circulation is developed as a basis for climate stability studies. The model includes the effects of heating, rotation, and internal friction, but neglects topography. It is assumed that the axisymmetric flow may be modeled by making the Boussinesq and deep convection approximations. The three unknowns are assumed to satisfy appropriate spectral expansions, and the three equations are then rearranged into a Galerkin representation. The number of degrees of freedom retained in the expansions is restricted to eight waves or less, which places the model in the class of highly truncated spectral models. The motions are forced by a specified heating distribution and dissipated through an eddy mixing coefficient formulation. The axisymmetric circulation is tested for stability to quasi-geostrophic disturbances. The orignial set of five primitive equations is reduced to a single equation governing the evolution of quasi-geostrophic potential vorticity. This equation is linearized about the axisymmetric state, and the stability of the disturbances is found by examining the eigenvalues associated with each disturbance. The application of the Boussinesq, deep convection, and quasi-geostrophic assumptions limits the ranges of the heating and rotation rates. For values not too far from typical atmospheric values, the model produces a stability boundary separating Rossby and Hadley flow.

Henderson, H.W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study on Crossflow Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger for Advanced Small Modular Reactors  

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Various fluids such as water, gases (helium), molten salts (FLiNaK, FLiBe) and liquid metal (sodium) are used as a coolant of advanced small modular reactors (SMRs). The printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE) has been adopted as the intermediate and/or secondary heat exchanger of SMR systems because this heat exchanger is compact and effective. The size and cost of PCHE can be changed by the coolant type of each SMR. In this study, the crossflow PCHE analysis code for advanced small modular reactor has been developed for the thermal design and cost estimation of the heat exchanger. The analytical solution of single pass, both unmixed fluids crossflow heat exchanger model was employed to calculate a two dimensional temperature profile of a crossflow PCHE. The analytical solution of crossflow heat exchanger was simply implemented by using built in function of the MATLAB program. The effect of fluid property uncertainty on the calculation results was evaluated. In addition, the effect of heat transfer correlations on the calculated temperature profile was analyzed by taking into account possible combinations of primary and secondary coolants in the SMR systems. Size and cost of heat exchanger were evaluated for the given temperature requirement of each SMR.

Su-Jong Yoon [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Piyush Sabharwall [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Eung-Soo Kim [Seoul National Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulations of stick percolation: Application to the study of structured magnetorheologial elastomers  

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In this article we explore how structural parameters of composites filled with one-dimensional, electrically conducting elements (such as sticks, needles, chains, or rods) affect the percolation properties of the system. To this end, we perform Monte Carlo simulations of asymmetric two-dimensional stick systems with anisotropic alignments. We compute the percolation probability functions in the direction of preferential orientation of the percolating objects and in the orthogonal direction, as functions of the experimental structural parameters. Among these, we considered the average length of the sticks, the standard deviation of the length distribution, and the standard deviation of the angular distribution. We developed a computer algorithm capable of reproducing and verifying known theoretical results for isotropic networks and which allows us to go beyond and study anisotropic systems of experimental interest. Our research shows that the total electrical anisotropy, considered as a direct consequence of the percolation anisotropy, depends mainly on the standard deviation of the angular distribution and on the average length of the sticks. A conclusion of practical interest is that we find that there is a wide and well-defined range of values for the mentioned parameters for which it is possible to obtain reliable anisotropic percolation under relatively accessible experimental conditions when considering composites formed by dispersions of sticks, oriented in elastomeric matrices.

J. L. Mietta; R. M. Negri; P. I. Tamborenea

2014-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical and experimental studies of ethanol flames and autoignition theory for higher alkanes  

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and Spadaccini, L.J. , “Scramjet fuels autoignition study”,and Spadaccini, L.J. , “Scramjet fuels autoignition study”,

Saxena, Priyank

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical and numerical studies on the flow multiplicity phenomenon for gas–solids two-phase flows in CFB risers  

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The dependence of the fully-developed flow profiles on the inlet flow conditions for gas–solids two-phase flows, i.e. the flow multiplicity phenomenon, in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) risers was proposed and discussed in this article. The flow multiplicity phenomenon for gas–solids two-phase flows was first proved mathematically based on the conservation equations of mass and momentum. Then the CFD model using Eulerian–Eulerian approach with k–? turbulence model for each phase was further adopted to analyze the details of this flow multiplicity phenomenon. It is theoretically and numerically revealed that for gas–solids two-phase flows, the flow profiles in the fully-developed region are always dominated by the flow profiles at the inlet. The solids concentration profile is closely coupled with the velocity profile, and the inlet solids concentration and velocity profiles can largely influence the fully-developed concentration and velocity profiles.

B. Peng; C. Zhang; J. Zhu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of the validity of the Boussinesq approximation for a fluid-saturated porous medium  

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The validity of the Boussinesq approximation is investigated for natural convection in a fluid-saturated porous medium. A perturbation method is utilized to assess the relative importance of individual terms in the differential equations which describe the natural convection process. Specific limits to the validity of the Boussinesq approximation are identified for water and air. For water, it is shown that the restrictions imposed by the classical Boussinesq appoximation can be relaxed by allowing for the variation of thermophysical properties with temperature while still retaining the incompressible form of the continuity relation. Results of the analysis are verified through numerical calculations performed for steady natural convvection in a planar, water-saturated porous region, of unity aspect ratio, subjected to a tempertaure difference imposed between the vertical side walls.

Hickox, C.E.; Gartling, D.K.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of Longitudinally Asymmetric Distribution of Solar Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere  

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Solar energetic particles (SEPs) affect the solar-terrestrial space environment and become a very important aspect in space weather research. In this work, we numerically investigate the transport processes of SEPs in three-dimensional interplanetary magnetic field, with emphasis on the longitudinal distribution of SEPs in the heliosphere. We find that there exists an east-west longitudinal asymmetry in the SEP intensities, i.e., with the same longitude separations between the solar source centers and the magnetic footpoint of the observer, the fluxes of SEP events originating from solar sources located at eastern side of the nominal magnetic footpoint of observer are systematically larger than those of the SEP events originating from sources located at western side. In combination with the empirical results in previous works, we discuss the formation mechanism of this phenomenon, and propose that the longitudinally asymmetric distribution of SEPs results from the east-west azimuthal asymmetry in the topology...

He, H -Q

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of one-patch colloidal particles: from square-well to Janus  

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We perform numerical simulations of a simple model of one-patch colloidal particles to investigate: (i) the behavior of the gas-liquid phase diagram on moving from a spherical attractive potential to a Janus potential and (ii) the collective structure of a system of Janus particles. We show that, for the case where one of the two hemispheres is attractive and one is repulsive, the system organizes into a dispersion of orientational ordered micelles and vesicles and, at low $T$, the system can be approximated as a fluid of such clusters, interacting essentially via excluded volume. The stability of this cluster phase generates a very peculiar shape of the gas and liquid coexisting densities, with a gas coexistence density which increases on cooling, approaching the liquid coexistence density at very low $T$.

Francesco Sciortino; Achille Giacometti; Giorgio Pastore

2010-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ESMAP-Indonesia-Low Carbon Development Options Study | Open Energy  

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Low Carbon Development Options Study Low Carbon Development Options Study Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-ESMAP Low Carbon Country Studies Program Agency/Company /Organization Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Partner United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Forestry Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www-wds.worldbank.org/e Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References World Bank, ESMAP - Low Carbon Growth Country Studies - Getting Started[1] Overview "The Indonesia's study aimed to evaluate and develop strategic options to mitigate climate change without compromising the country's development

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Numerous studies have shown that airborne particulate matter (PM) is associated with  

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such as ozone (O3) [Health Effects Institute 2002; National Research Council (NRC) 2004]. Studies have

Dominici, Francesca

149

Fresh Food Online Supermarket Development Study  

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The preservation of fresh food is difficult, so the problems of food safety and the waste of it are very serious. The development of Fresh food online supermarkets will contribute to solve the problem. On the basis of describing the concept, scope and ... Keywords: Cold Chain Logistics, Food Safety, Fresh Food, Internet, Online Supermarket, SWOT

Xie Xiang, Liu Jiashi, Guan Zhongliang, Ke Xinsheng

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of Global Stability of Oblate Field-Reversed Configurations  

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Global stability of the oblate (small elongation, E < 1) Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC) has been investigated numerically using both three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) and hybrid (fluid electrons and kinetic ions) simulations. For every non-zero value of the toroidal mode number n, there are three MHD modes that must be stabilized. For n = 1, these are the interchange, the tilt and the radial shift; while for n > 1 these are the interchange and two co-interchange modes with different polarization. It is shown that the n = 1 tilt mode becomes an external mode when E < 1, and it can be effectively stabilized by close-fitting conducting shells, even in the small Larmor radii (MHD) regime. The tilt mode stability improves with increasing oblateness, however at suffciently small elongations the radial shift mode becomes more unstable than the tilt mode. The interchange mode stability is strongly profile dependent, and all n * 1 interchange modes can be stabilized for a class of pressure profile with separatrix beta larger than 0.035. Our results show that all three n = 1 modes can be stabilized in the MHD regime, but the stabilization of the n > 1 co-interchange modes still remains an open question.

E.V. Belova; S.C. Jardin; H. Ji; M. Yamada; R. Kulsrud

2000-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

151

Process for development of multicenter urodynamic studies  

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in the first 11 cases. Cough Leak Point Pressure (CLLP)in incrementally forceful coughs. Analysis revealed thatCMG and PFS studies. A cough was added at MCC to demonstrate

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the motion of a second grade fluid due to longitudinal and torsional oscillations of a cylinder: A numerical study  

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Unsteady problems involving the second grade fluids have received considerable attention in recent years. The present study is an attempt to look at the motion of an oscillating rod in a second grade fluid. Specifically, we solve numerically for the flow of a second grade fluid surrounding a solid cylindrical rod that is suddenly set into longitudinal and torsional motion. The equations are made dimensionless. The results are presented for the shear stresses at the wall, related to the drag force; these are physical quantities of interest, especially in oil-drilling applications.

Massoudi, Mehrdad; Tran, P.X.

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of local heat transfer and velocity distributions between blockages with holes in a rectangular channel  

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University, Korea Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. S. C. Lau A numerical study has been conducted to understand the distributions of the local heat transfer coefficient and the local velocity for turbulent air flow past two or three blockages in a... chairman, Dr. S. C. Lau, for his abounding patience and relentless effort towards guiding me through my research. I greatly thank Dr. N. K. Anand for his suggestions and, especially, his help to get financial assistance. I also thank Dr. Y. A. Hasssn...

Lee, Sang Won

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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3-D Numerical Study of Impinging Water Jets in Run Out Table Cooling Processes  

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product quality, and even to create new microstructures, in order to fulfill the increasing demands surface, which are generally obtained from plant measurements. The design of better cooling header systems, where complex boiling, steam-layer development, and Leidenfrost effects occur. Heat transfer depends

Thomas, Brian G.

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Numerical study of a rotor/stator interaction case experimentally simulated with an industrial compressor  

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energy efficiency may be achieved by minimizing the clearance between the rotating blade tips- tion of the HR15Y hardness test on abradable material. It was shown that a bilinear plastic law could developments focused on the modeling of abradable coating through mono-dimensional plastic el- ements [10

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A NUMERICAL STUDY OF DETONATION AND PLUME DYNAMICS IN A PULSED DETONATION ENGINE.  

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??The Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) is considered to be the propulsion system of future air vehicles. The objective of the present study is to understand… (more)

RAGHUPATHY, ARUN PRAKASH

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of Three Dimensional Low Magnetic Reynolds Number Hypersonic Magnetohydrodynamic Flows.  

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??Hypersonic vehicles generate shocks that can heat the air sufficiently to partially ionize the air and create an electrically conducting plasma that can be studied… (more)

Lee, Jaejin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of the mesoscale eddy dynamics of the Leeuwin Current system.  

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??[Truncated abstract] The study of eastern ocean boundary currents has been principally restricted to the Pacific and Atlantic ocean regions. The traditional view of the… (more)

Meuleners, Michael Joseph

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of effect of the gas-coolant free surface on the droplet fragmentation behavior of coolants  

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This paper presents results of a numerical investigation on the behavior of melt drops falling in a gas (vapor) space and then penetrating into a liquid volume through the gas-liquid interface. The phenomenon studied here is, usually, observed when a liquid drop falls through air into a water pool and is, specially, of interest when a hypothetical severe reactor core meltdown accident is considered. The objective of this work is to study the effect of the gas-liquid interface on the dynamic evolution of the interaction area between the fragmenting melt drop and water. In the present study, the Navier-Stokes equations are solved for three phases (gas, liquid and melt-drop) using a higher-order, explicit, numerical method, called Cubic-Interpolated Pseudo-Particle (CIP) method, which is employed in combination with an advanced front-capturing scheme, named the Level Set Algorithm (LSA). By using this method, reasonable physical pictures of droplet deformation and fragmentation during movement in a stationary uniform water pool, and in a gas-liquid two-layer volume, is simulated. Effect of the gas-liquid interface on the drop deformation and fragmentation is analyzed by comparing the simulation results obtained for the two cases. Effects of the drop geometry, and of the flow conditions, on the behavior of the melt drop are also analyzed.

Li, H.X.; Anh, B.V.; Dinh, T.N.; Sehgal, B.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ECSS Standard Compliant Agile Software Development [An Industrial Case Study  

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ECSS Standard Compliant Agile Software Development [An Industrial Case Study] Ehsan Ahmad. In particular, the agile development processes studied and practiced in the Software Engineering field at large in the European space industry that is using agile software development methods in ECSS projects. We discuss

Feldt, Robert

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2002 Fusion Summer Study Development Pathway Subgroup (E 4)  

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2002 Fusion Summer Study Development Pathway Subgroup (E 4) Final Report July 25, 2002 #12;6. Development Path Scenarios The development path to realize fusion as a practical energy source must include performance, steady-state operation; 4) Development of low-activation materials and fusion technologies

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Numerical modelling and experimental studies of thermal behaviour of building integrated thermal energy storage unit in a form of a ceiling panel  

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AbstractObjective The paper presents a new concept of building integrated thermal energy storage unit and novel mathematical and numerical models of its operation. This building element is made of gypsum based composite with microencapsulated PCM. The proposed heat storage unit has a form of a ceiling panel with internal channels and is, by assumption, incorporated in a ventilation system. Its task is to reduce daily variations of ambient air temperature through the absorption (and subsequent release) of heat in PCM, without additional consumption of energy. Methods The operation of the ceiling panel was investigated experimentally on a special set-up equipped with temperature sensors, air flow meter and air temperature control system. Mathematical and numerical models of heat transfer and fluid flow in the panel account for air flow in the panel as well as real thermal properties of the PCM composite, i.e.: thermal conductivity variation with temperature and hysteresis of enthalpy vs. temperature curves for heating and cooling. Proposed novel numerical simulator consists of two strongly coupled sub models: the first one – 1D – which deals with air flowing through the U-shaped channel and the second one – 3D – which deals with heat transfer in the body of the panel. Results Spatial and temporal air temperature variations, measured on the experimental set-up, were used to validate numerical model as well as to get knowledge of thermal performance of the panel operating in different conditions. Conclusion Preliminary results of experimental tests confirmed the ability of the proposed heat storage unit to effectively control the air temperature inside the building. However, detailed measurement of the temperature of PCM composite have shown some disadvantages of the panel used in the study, e.g. thickness of the walls and distribution of PCM should be optimized. This can be achieved with the aid of the numerical simulator developed in this research. Practical implications The proposed ceiling panel, optimised from the point of view of thermal performance in a given environmental conditions, can be used as a part of ventilation systems in residential and office buildings.

Maciej Jaworski; Piotr ?apka; Piotr Furma?ski

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study of laminar forced convection heat transfer for a dimpled heat sink  

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characteristics in a laminar and a turbulent airflow condition. A relative dimple depth in the range of 0.06 to 0.24 and a SIMPLEC (Semi-Implicit Method for Pressure-Linked Equations) method with multiblock grids were used to evaluate the flow change and heat....3) 4.3 Computation Procedure The computations of the fluid flow field and heat transfer were performed using CFD by Fluent software, version Fluent 6.2.16. Gambit 2.2.30 was used for the development of the computational grid. 4.3.1 Computational...

Park, Do Seo

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternate Solutions to Water Resource Development -- A Case Study  

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This study was undertaken in an effort to develop procedural methodology for the consideration of alternative solutions for water resources development in a short period of time with a view toward reduction of total costs involved in prefeasibility...

Basco, D. R.; Rahman, K. M. A.

165

Numerical study of the partial oxidation of a coal particle in steam and dry air atmospheres  

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......and oxygen on particle combustion rate are approximately...modelling of particle combustion, studies on the in...coupled with a simple chemistry) on the influences...and velocity of the coal char particle, and...establishment of the combustion or gasification regimes......

M. Kestel; P. Nikrityuk; O. Hennig; C. Hasse

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Studies Of A Nonlinear Heat Equation With Square Root Dissipative Term  

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of a burning fuel for the generation of energy by means of nuclear fusion. The particular form of this equation root nonlinear reaction term. The original equation occurs in the study of plasma behavior in fusion provide fundamental understandings into how one should proceed with the construction of finite difference

Buckmire, Ron

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Development/Plasticity/Repair A Structural MRI Study of Human Brain Development from  

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Development/Plasticity/Repair A Structural MRI Study of Human Brain Development from Birth to 2 Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7510 Brain development in the first 2 years after birth and schizophrenia. Knowledge regarding this period is currently quite limited. We studied structural brain

Utah, University of

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Electrohydrodynamic induction and conduction pumping of dielectric liquid film: theoretical and numerical studies  

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that can cause motion and deformation in the medium. Depending on the media of interest, two distinct fields of study have emerged from the models of a fluid flow under the influence of electromagnetic field; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD...) and electrohydrodynamics (EHD). The MHD deals with the flow field under the influence of magnetic field with no charged particles and no influence from the electric fields. On the other hand, the EHD deals with flow field under the influence of an electric field...

Al Dini, Salem A. S.

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Partial conservation of seniority in the j=9/2 shell: Analytic and numerical studies  

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Recent studies show that for systems with four identical fermions in the j=9/2 shell, two special states, which have seniority v=4 and total spins I=4 and 6, are eigenstates of any two-body interaction. These states have good seniority for an arbitrary interaction. In this work, an analytic proof is given to this peculiar occurrence of partial conservation of seniority, which is the consequence of the special property of certain coefficients of fractional parentage. Further calculations did not reveal its existence in systems with other n and/or I for shells with j?15/2.

Chong Qi

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of Phase Transitions in the Pores of an Aerogel  

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An aerogel of volume fraction c is modeled on a 3D lattice using diffusion-limited cluster-cluster aggregation in cubic boxes of sizes up to 20 × 20 × 20. A set of q-state Potts variables are disposed on the nonoccupied sites and their order-disorder phase transition is studied by means of a Monte Carlo technique for q=3 and q=4. It is found that the transition changes from first to second order above a nonzero threshold value of c. A comparison is made with the case of randomly occupied sites. The possible application to recent experimental results is discussed.

Katarina Uzelac; Anwar Hasmy; Rémi Jullien

1995-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic roughening of a soft dewetting line under quenched disorder - a numerical study  

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A molecular-dynamics type simulation method, which is suitable for investigating the dewetting dynamics of thin and viscous liquid layers, is discussed. The efficiency of the method is exemplified by studying a two-parameter depinning-like model defined on inhomogeneous solid surfaces. The morphology and the statistical properties of the contact line is mapped in the relevant parameter space, and as a result critical behavior in the vicinity of the depinning transition is revealed. The model allows for the tearing of the layer, which leads to a new propagation regime resulting in non-trivial collective behavior. The large deformations observed for the interface is a result of the interplay between the substrate inhomogeneities and the capillary forces.

Tyukodi, Botond; Neda, Zoltan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic roughening of a soft dewetting line under quenched disorder - a numerical study  

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A molecular-dynamics type simulation method, which is suitable for investigating the dewetting dynamics of thin and viscous liquid layers, is discussed. The efficiency of the method is exemplified by studying a two-parameter depinning-like model defined on inhomogeneous solid surfaces. The morphology and the statistical properties of the contact line is mapped in the relevant parameter space, and as a result critical behavior in the vicinity of the depinning transition is revealed. The model allows for the tearing of the layer, which leads to a new propagation regime resulting in non-trivial collective behavior. The large deformations observed for the interface is a result of the interplay between the substrate inhomogeneities and the capillary forces.

Botond Tyukodi; Yves Brechet; Zoltan Neda

2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of primary steam superheating effects on steam ejector flow and its pumping performance  

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Abstract The effects of primary steam superheating on steam condensation in nozzle and the performance of steam ejector were investigated using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) method. Using a wet steam model being proposed in our previous study, simulations based on the primary steam with five superheated levels were performed, and the results demonstrate the superheating operation of the primary steam weakens the spontaneous condensation intensity and postpones its occurrence within the nozzle vicinity. Due to the droplets nucleation refinement for the condensation of superheated steam, the mixing process between the primary and the secondary fluids is improved. Consequently, a higher entrainment ratio is achieved. However, the superheating operation may not exceed 20 K, as its contribution on entrainment ratio improvement is not as significant as 0 K–20 K superheating, and too much superheating will requires more energy as input, which is not a practical solution to further improve the steam ejector pumping performance.

Xiaodong Wang; Jingliang Dong; Ao Li; Hongjian Lei; Jiyuan Tu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Tropical Transition of an Alpine Lee Cyclone. Part I: Case Analysis and Evaluation of Numerical Guidance  

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The development and tropical transition (TT) of a subsynoptic-scale cyclone in the Gulf of Genoa during the Mesoscale Alpine Project (MAP) demonstration of probabilistic hydrological and atmospheric simulation of flood events in the alpine region ...

Ron McTaggart-Cowan; Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Lance F. Bosart; Jason A. Milbrandt

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and verification of a numerical simulator to calculate the bottom hole flowing pressures in multiphase systems  

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A vast amount of research has been conducted on the subject of pressure drop in muldphase flow systems. The simulator developed for this research incorporates the Beggs and Brill model for pressure drop prediction with an equation of state...

Rasool, Syed Ahmed

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of analytical and numerical models predicting the deposition rate of electrically charged particles in turbulent channel flows  

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An analytical model is established to predict an electrostatically charged particle deposition as a function of particle size in fully-developed turbulent pipe flow. The convectivediffusion flux equation is solved for the particle concentration as a...

Ko, Hanseo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

177

Studying Code Development for High Performance Computing: The HPCS Program  

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Studying Code Development for High Performance Computing: The HPCS Program Jeff Carver1 , Sima at measuring the development time for programs written for high performance computers (HPC). Our goal. Introduction The development of High-Performance Computing (HPC) programs (codes) is crucial to progress

Basili, Victor R.

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Generalization of the Atkinson-Wilcox Theorem and the Development of a Novel Scaled Boundary Finite Element Formulation for the Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Radiation  

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The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method is a novel semi-analytical method jointly developed by Chongmin Song and John P Wolf to solve problems in elastodynamics and allied problems in civil engineering. This novel method has been recently reformulated for the following categories of problems in electromagnetics: (1) Determination of Eigen values of metallic cavity structures, 2) Full wave analysis of Shielded micro-strip transmission line structures, and Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit (VLSI) interconnects, and 3) Full wave analysis of periodic structures. In this paper, a novel Scaled Boundary Finite Element formulation is developed for the numerical simulation of the time harmonic electromagnetic radiation in free space from metallic structures of arbitrary shape. The development of the novel formulation necessitates the generalization of the familiar Atkinson-Wilcox radiation series expansion so as to be applicable for arbitrary boundary circumscribing the source of radiation.

Rajan, V S P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development-Case Studies | Open  

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Development-Case Studies Development-Case Studies Jump to: navigation, search Name World Business Council for Sustainable Development-Case Studies Agency/Company /Organization World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Buildings, Industry Topics Implementation Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.wbcsd.org/templates References Case Studies[1] Background "The WBCSD seeks to illustrate how companies work independently, or with different stakeholders, to integrate the challenge of sustainable development into their business activities. The value of sharing these experiences lies in their ability to further the business case for sustainable development by supporting the design of effective processes to

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NUMERICAL, EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THERMAL HEATING OF SPHERE AND DISK SHAPED BIOCRYSTALS EXPOSED TO 3 RDGENERATION SYNCHROTON SOURCES.  

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??The thesis is broadly divided into three major parts. In the first part, thermal imaging is used to experimentally measure temperature and a numerical model… (more)

SAMPATH KUMAR, RAGHAV

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of the impact of waterflood pattern size on ultimate recovery in undersaturated oil reservoirs.  

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??The reserve growth potential of existing conventional oil reservoirs is huge. This research, through numerical simulation, aims to evaluate pattern size reduction as a strategy… (more)

Altubayyeb, Abdulaziz Samir

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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India Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing  

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India Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing India Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Countries and the Development of Methods and Instruments for Identifying Reduction Potential and Implementing NAMAs Jump to: navigation, search Name India-Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Countries and the Development of Methods and Instruments for Identifying Reduction Potential and Implementing NAMAs Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA, Market analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/ Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country India Southern Asia References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1]

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Mexico Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing  

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Mexico Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Mexico Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Countries and the Development of Methods and Instruments for Identifying Reduction Potential and Implementing NAMAs Jump to: navigation, search Name Mexico-Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Countries and the Development of Methods and Instruments for Identifying Reduction Potential and Implementing NAMAs Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA, Market analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/ Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Mexico Central America References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1]

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Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing  

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Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Countries and the Development of Methods and Instruments for Identifying Reduction Potential and Implementing NAMAs Jump to: navigation, search Name Sectoral Study on Climate and Refrigeration Technology in Developing Countries and the Development of Methods and Instruments for Identifying Reduction Potential and Implementing NAMAs Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA, Market analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/ Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country India, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand Southern Asia, Central America, Southern Africa, South-Eastern Asia

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Numerical and experimental study on laminar burning velocity of syngas produced from biomass gasification in sub-atmospheric pressures  

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Abstract The laminar burning velocity of syngas mixtures has been studied by various researches. However, most of these studies have been conducted in atmospheric conditions at sea level. In the present study, the effect of sub atmospheric pressure was evaluated on the laminar burning velocity for a mixture of H2, CO and N2 (20:20:60 vol%) in real sub atmospheric condition. The measurements was conducted in an altitude of 2130 m.a.s.l (0.766 atm) and 21 m.a.s.l (0.994 atm) to evaluate the effect of pressure, the temperature and relative humidity were controlled using an air conditioning unit and was maintained in 295 ± 1 K and 62.6 ± 2.7% respectively. The Flames were generated using contoured slot-type nozzle burner, and an ICCD camera was used to capture chemiluminescence emitted by OH?-CH? radicals present in the flame and thus obtain the flame front and determinate the laminar burning velocity using the angle method. The experimental results were compared with numerical calculations, conducted using the detailed mechanisms of Li et al. and the GRI-Mech 3.0. It was found that the laminar burning velocity increases at lower pressure, for an equivalence ratio of 1.1, the laminar burning velocity increases by almost 23% respect to the sea level conditions.

Andres A. Amell; Hernando A. Yepes; Francisco J. Cadavid

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Spatio-Temporal Wavelet Post Processing Techniques for Application to Thermal Hydraulic Experiments and Numerical Simulations  

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for Re=2.06E5 .................... 55 xiv Page Figure 34 Zoom of 1D Wavelet transform after the SEO for Re=2.06E5 ....................... 56 Figure 35 1D Wavelet transform semblance plot of low frequency pressure signals before and after the SEO... fields of straddling PTV ?t sensitivity study for times (a) 0.001s, (b) 0.0005s, (c) 0.00033s, and (d) 0.00025s at z=3.0? ........................ 75 Figure 56 Sensitivity study to the number of image pairs used in averaging process...

Salpeter, Nathaniel

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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General Renewable Energy-Market Development Studies | Open Energy  

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General Renewable Energy-Market Development Studies General Renewable Energy-Market Development Studies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: General Renewable Energy-Market Development Studies Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Topics: Finance, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Co-benefits assessment Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, Country: China, Mexico Eastern Asia, Central America References: General Renewable Energy-Market Development Studies[1] Resources Energy-policy Framework Conditions for Electricity Markets and Renewable Energies: 21 Country Analyses, TERNA Wind Energy Programme, GTZ Global Renewable Energy Markets and Policies, Eric Martinot, University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs The Potentials of Renewable Energy, Thematic Background Paper,

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HIV immunity study could pave way for vaccine development  

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Scientists among duke-led consortium HIV immunity study could pave way for vaccine development Two scientists are among the team recently funded to explore ways to create the...

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2002 Fusion Summer Study Subgroup E4 -Development Pathway Subgroup  

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2002 Fusion Summer Study Subgroup E4 - Development Pathway Subgroup Draft by: Farrokh Najmabadi A burning plasma experiment is a key step in developing fusion. The realization of fusion, however, requires and fusion power technologies, etc. An important discriminator among various embodiments of burning plasma

Najmabadi, Farrokh

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Role of Aramco in Saudi Arabian development: a case study of dependent development  

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The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has proceeded along the path toward development while in a dependent relationship with the Arabian American Oil Company, Aramco. Development in a given country is defined as the process by which the living standards of the people who live in that country are raised. That process includes the development of physical and human infrastructure, economic growth, distribution of resources, and the maturation of society (including its ability to weather crisis, whether it be social or economic). Though it is by no means exhaustive on the subject of development in Saudi Arabia, this study focuses on Aramco's involvement in the socio-economic elements of development in Saudi Arabia, as these are the direct impacts of development upon which the Saudi five-year development plans focus. Employing the theoretical framework of dependent development as adapted by Timothy Luke to the OPEC countries' development experience in the international energy regime, this study serves in part as an in-depth case study of Luke's thesis.

Rawls, L.W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical and theoretical study of the generation of extreme ultraviolet radiation by relativistic laser interaction with a grating  

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The generation of harmonics by the interaction of a femtosecond, relativistic intensity laser pulse with a grating of subwavelength periodicity was studied numerically and theoretically. For normal incidence, strong, coherent emission at the wavelength of the grating period and its harmonics is obtained, nearly parallel to the target surface, due to relativistic electron bunches emanating from each protuberance. For oblique incidence (30 deg.), only even harmonics of the grating periodicity are seen, but with an even higher intensity. This is due to constructive interference of the emission from the grating protuberances. The emission along the grating surface is composed of trains of attosecond pulses; therefore there is no need to use a filter. An efficiency greater than 10{sup -4} is obtained for the 24th harmonic. The conversion efficiency is fairly constant when the similarity parameter S=n{sub e}/(a{sub 0}n{sub c})({proportional_to}n{sub e{lambda}L}/I{sub L}{sup 1/2}) is held fixed, and is optimum when S{approx_equal}4. Here, n{sub e} and n{sub c} are the electron density and the critical density; a{sub 0}=eE{sub L}/(m{sub e{omega}L}c) is the quiver momentum in the laser field E{sub L} normalized to m{sub e}c.

Lavocat-Dubuis, X.; Matte, J.-P. [INRS-Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 (Canada)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resource assessment using numerical weather prediction models and multi-criteria decision making technique: case study (Masirah Island, Oman)  

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The Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman has recently announced the implementation of a 500 kW wind farm pilot project in Masirah Island. Detailed wind resource assessment is then required to identify the most suitable location for this project. This paper presents wind resource assessment using nested ensemble numerical weather prediction (NWP) model's approach at 2.8 km resolution and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique. A case study based on the proposed approach is conducted over Masirah Island, Oman. The resource assessment over the island was based on the mean wind speed and wind power distribution over the entire island at different heights. In addition, important criteria such as turbulence intensity and peak hour matching are also considered. The NWP model results were verified against the available 10 m wind data observations from the meteorological station in the northern part of the island. The resource assessment criteria were evaluated using MCDM technique to score the locations over the island based on their suitability for wind energy applications. Two MCDM approaches namely equally weighted and differently weighted criteria were implemented in this paper.

Sultan Al-Yahyai; Yassine Charabi; Abdullah Al-Badi; Adel Gastli

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixture Preparation and Nitric Oxide Formation in a GDI Engine studied by Combined Laser Diagnostics and Numerical Modeling  

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Through the combination of advanced imaging laser diagnostics with multi-dimensional computer models, a new understanding of the performance of direct-injection gasoline engines is pursuit. The work focuses on the fuel injection process, the breakup of the liquid into a fine spray and the mixing of the fuel with the in-cylinder gases. Non-intrusive laser diagnostics will be used to measure the spatial distribution of droplets and vaporized fuel with very high temporal resolution. These data along with temperature measurements will be used to validate a new spray breakup model for gasoline direct-injection. Experimental data on near wall fuel distributions will be used for comparison with a model that predicts the spray-wall interaction and the dynamics of the liquid film on the surface. Quantitative measurements of local nitric oxide concentrations inside the combustion chamber will provide a critical test for a numerical simulation of the nitric oxide formation process. This model is based on a modified flamelet approach and will be used to study the effects of exhaust gas recirculation.

Volker Sick; Dennis N. Assanis

2002-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

194

Ignition of fuel issuing from a porous cylinder located adjacent to a heated wall: a numerical study  

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This work deals with the numerical simulation on an unstructured mesh of the ignition and burning in an oxidizing atmosphere of a fuel droplet heated on one side. This is relevant for studying the ignition of droplets in a spray when they are crossing a flame zone stabilized in it. The droplet here is replaced by a porous cylinder, and the flame by a hot solid wall. The reaction is assumed to be described by a single step, A + ?B ? P. The cell-centred finite volume scheme considered here uses a generalized Roe's approximate Riemann solver with the monotonic upwind scheme for conservative laws (MUSCL) technique for the convective part and Green–Gauss type interpolation for the viscous part. The thinness of the reaction zone is taken into account by using an adaptive refinement–unrefinement procedure. It has been found that the process of droplet ignition takes place by means of a propagation of a triple flame around the 'droplet' when the chemical reaction is sufficiently fast with respect to the molecular heat and mass diffusion process.

I Elmahi; F Benkhaldoun; R Borghi; S Raghay

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Renewable Energy Project Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives  

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Project Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Project Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives Webinar Renewable Energy Project Case Studies: Tribal and Developer Perspectives Webinar October 30, 2013 11:00AM MDT Webinar The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration are pleased to continue their sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series. Attend this webinar to hear how Tribes have successfully implemented renewable energy projects using innovative programs and practices, and how those can be applied to your project. You'll get perspectives from both Tribes and the developer from two speakers: David Nahai of David Nahai Consulting Services will talk about his

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A study of numerical methods to solve quasi one-dimensional, unsteady, compressible viscous flow with shock  

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The numerical simulation of a quasi one-dimensional internal flow in a subsonicsupersonic nozzle is obtained. Shocks due to high pressure ratio are computed for both inviscid and viscous flows, using an original two point subsonic...

Goy, Matthieu Pierre Bernard

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study of Convective Heat Transfer in Flat Tube Heat Exchangers Operating in Self-Sustained Oscillatory Flow Regimes  

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Laminar, two-dimensional, constant-property numerical simulations of flat tube heat exchanger devices operating in flow regimes in which self-sustained oscillations occur were performed. The unsteady flow regimes were transition flow regimes...

Fullerton, Tracy

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study and numerical simulation of ion cyclotron heating of a hydrogen plasma in the T-11M tokamak  

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Results are presented from investigations of the possibility of heating a hydrogen plasma at the fundamental harmonic of the ion cyclotron frequency in the T-11M tokamak. The ... . Results from numerical simulati...

N. B. Rodionov; É. A. Azizov; A. G. Alekseev; A. M. Belov…

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study of flow-structure interactions with application to flow past a pair of cylinders  

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Flow-structure interaction is a generic problem for many engineering applications, such as flow--induced oscillations of marine risers and cables. In this thesis a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) approach based on ...

Papaioannou, Georgios (Georgios Vasilios), 1975-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case studies: developing land uses in surface-mine reclamation  

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Regulations adopted in 1978 by the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) to implement the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 foreclosed many opportunities for development of postmining uses because of the requirement to return land to its approximate original contour (AOC), and the difficulty of qualifying for a variance. The regulations all but eliminated development of postmining uses with economic or community benefits. The effect of those regulations was to develop forestland, farmland, and rangeland similar to that which existed before mining. Recent changes in OSM's regulations have made development of postmining uses more feasible by removing many restrictive conditions and interpretations. This report documents the main types of uses that have been developed as postmining uses - recreation, forestry, housing, community facilities, industry, and commercial and mixed urban uses. Most of the cases presented predate the Act, and thus were not developed in a regulatory situation comparable to the present time. However, they demonstrate the practical feasibility and the benefits to local communities of developing postmining uses. The review of examples and case studies leads to three main conclusions: in certain situations surface-mined land may be an important resource for communities; most successful postmining developments required considerable vision and dedicated effort over many years; and an intended postmining use should be studied and planned during the preparation of mining permits so that the mining operation can be coordinated with the postmining use.

Seddon, J.; Petrich, C.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Institute of Development Studies Feed | Open Energy Information  

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Validation Studies for Numerical Simulations of Flow Phenomena Expected in the Lower Plenum of a Prismatic VHTR Reference Design  

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The final design of the very high temperature reactor (VHTR) of the fourth generation of nuclear power plants (Gen IV) has not yet been established. The VHTR may be either a prismatic (block) or pebble bed type. It may be either gas-cooled or cooled with an as yet unspecified molten salt. However, a conceptual design of a gas-cooled VHTR, based on the General Atomics GT-MHR, does exist and is called the prismatic VHTR reference design, MacDonald et al [2003], General Atomics [1996]. The present validation studies are based on the prismatic VHTR reference design. In the prismatic VHTR reference design, the flow in the lower plenum will be introduced by dozens of turbulent jets issuing into a large crossflow that must negotiate dozens of cylindrical support columns as it flows toward the exit duct of the reactor vessel. The jets will not all be at the same temperature due to the radial variation of power density expected in the core. However, it is important that the coolant be well mixed when it enters the power conversion unit to ensure proper operation and long life of the power conversion machinery. Hence, it is deemed important to be able to accurately model the flow and mixing of the variable temperature coolant in the lower plenum and exit duct. Accurate flow modeling involves determining modeling strategies including the fineness of the grid needed, iterative convergence tolerance, numerical discretization method used, whether the flow is steady or unsteady, and the turbulence model and wall treatment employed. It also involves validation of the computer code and turbulence model against a series of separate and combined flow phenomena and selection of the data used for the validation. The present report describes progress made to date for the task entitled ‘CFD software validation of jets in crossflow’ which was designed to investigate the issues pertaining to the validation process.

Richard W. Johnson

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Waves in Random Media 8 (1998) 269281. Printed in the UK PII: S0959-7174(98)86572-5 Analytical and numerical studies of angular correlation  

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of Washington, Box 352500, Seattle, WA 98195-2500, USA Received 4 August 1997, in final form 7 January 1998 et al 2. Analytical and numerical studies We consider a situation in which an electromagnetic (EM]. It is written as (j) ex (r) = (j) inc (r) + N l=1,l=j (l) s (r) (1) where the incident wave field is (j) inc

Zhang, Guifu

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Examination and development of numerical methods and algorithms designed for the determination of an enclosure’s acoustical characteristics via the Schroeder Function  

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A case study was conducted to measure the acoustical properties of a church auditorium. While modeling the project using EASE 2.1 some problems arose when attempting to determine the reverberation time using the Schroder Back Integrated Impulse Function within EASE 2.1. An auxiliary investigation was launched aiming to better understand the Schroeder algorithm in order to produce a potentially improved version in MATLAB. It was then theorized that the use of a single linear regression is not sufficient to understand the nature of the decay due to the non-linearity of the curve particularly during the initial decay. Rather it is hypothesized that the use of numerical methods to find instantaneous rates of change over the entire initial decay along with a Savitsky-Golay Filter could possibly yield much more robust accurate results when attempting to derive the local reverberation time from reflectogram data.

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Bangladesh Development Studies Vol. XXXIV, December 2011, No. 4  

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Bangladesh Development Studies Vol. XXXIV, December 2011, No. 4 An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Macroeconomic Variables and Stock Prices in Bangladesh NASRIN AFZAL * SYED SHAHADAT's ability to proficiently allocate scarce resources. In other word, the stock market will lose its

de Leon, Alex R.

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Policy and Procedures 1 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES  

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Policy and Procedures 1 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL Approved by HDFS Faculty October, 2011 #12;Policy and Procedures 2 Contents Page I. Department Mission. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees 6-9 III. Department Procedures 9 A. General Operating Procedures

Rock, Chris

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Hacking, Mashing, Gluing: A Study of Opportunistic Design and Development  

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1 Hacking, Mashing, Gluing: A Study of Opportunistic Design and Development Björn Hartmann, Scott and digital hot glue and duct tape. It is about the hacks and prototypes of lowbrow experimentation, hacking ACM Classification Keywords D.2.11. [Software Engineering]: Software Architectures -- Patterns. K

Stanford University

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Study in South Africa and Lesotho A Curriculum Development Project  

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Teachers Study in South Africa and Lesotho A Curriculum Development Project Integrating Visual Arts about the cultures and history of the Basotho people of southern Africa Participate in seminars-Hays award, graduate credit and/or CEUs Visit non-malarial and low risk areas in southern Africa and enjoy

Viola, Ronald

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Institute of Development Studies (IDS) | Open Energy Information  

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Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Institute of Development Studies Name Institute of Development Studies Address Library Road, Brighton, East Sussex Place Brighton, UK Zip BN1 9RE Number of employees 201-500 Year founded 1966 Phone number +44 (0)1273 606261 Coordinates 50.8659583°, -0.0901136° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":50.8659583,"lon":-0.0901136,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Case Study/ Effects of Groundwater Development on Uranium  

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Case Study/ Effects of Groundwater Development on Uranium: Central Valley, California, USA Abstract Uranium (U) concentrations in groundwater in several parts of the eastern San Joaquin Valley products sold (U.S. Department of 1Corresponding author: U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science

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IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 10, 2011 143 Comparative Study of FDTD-Adopted Numerical  

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properties [1]­[3] keeps this method among the most universal and powerful numerical tools for optics by the Australian Research Council. The work of A. V. Lavrinenko was supported by the Danish Research Council-induced, and Raman nonlinear polarizations require finding the solution of a system of nonlinear coupled equations

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe Renewable Energy Development and Deployment Feasibility Study  

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In 2012, PYT was awarded a grant from the Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program to conduct a Renewable Energy Development and Deployment Feasibility Study that would define the technical and economic viability of renewable energy on tribal lands. Red Mountain Energy Partners (RMEP) was hired by PYT to complete the study. Through this study, Red Mountain concluded that there are viable opportunities for solar at Tortuga Ranch, the Casino del Sol and a third site near the Justice Center on Camino de Oeste.

Arvayo, Maria

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Numerical Modeling Studies of The Dissolution-Diffusion-Convection ProcessDuring CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers  

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For purposes of geologic storage, CO2 would be injected into saline formations at supercritical temperature and pressure conditions, and would form a separate phase that is immiscible with the aqueous phase (brine). At typical subsurface temperature and pressure conditions, supercritical CO2 (scCO2) has lower density than the aqueous phase and would experience an upward buoyancy force. Accordingly, the CO2 is expected to accumulate beneath the caprock at the top of the permeable interval, and could escape from the storage formation wherever (sub-)vertical pathways are available, such as fractures or faults through the caprock, or improperly abandoned wells. Over time, an increasing fraction of CO2 may dissolve in the aqueous phase, and eventually some of the aqueous CO2 may react with rock minerals to form poorly soluble carbonates. Dissolution into the aqueous phase and eventual sequestration as carbonates are highly desirable processes as they would increase permanence and security of storage. Dissolution of CO2 will establish phase equilibrium locally between the overlying CO2 plume and the aqueous phase beneath. If the aqueous phase were immobile, CO2 dissolution would be limited by the rate at which molecular diffusion can remove dissolved CO2 from the interface between CO2-rich and aqueous phases. This is a slow process. However, dissolution of CO2 is accompanied by a small increase in the density of the aqueous phase, creating a negative buoyancy force that can give rise to downward convection of CO2-rich brine, which in turn can greatly accelerate CO2 dissolution. This study explores the process of dissolution-diffusion-convection (DDC), using high-resolution numerical simulation. We find that geometric features of convection patterns are very sensitive to small changes in problem specifications, reflecting self-enhancing feedbacks and the chaotic nature of the process. Total CO2 dissolution rates on the other hand are found to be quite robust against modest changes in problem parameters, and are essentially constant as long as no dissolved CO2 reaches the lower boundary of the system.

Pruess, Karsten; Zhang, Keni

2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation to study the feasibility of using CO2 as a stimulation agent for enhanced geothermal systems  

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A major concern in the development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) is achieving and maintaining adequate injectivity, while avoiding the development of preferential short-circuiting flow paths such as those caused by thermally-induced stress cracking. Past researches have tended to focus primarily on thermal and hydraulic stimulation. Recent studies suggest that chemical stimulation may improve the performance of EGS reservoirs. Geothermal injection wells are often drilled into formations containing reactive minerals such as calcite. Injecting aqueous chemical agents such as mineral acids, could be effective for mineral dissolution and porosity enhancement at distances of several meters around a well. An alternative to treatment with strong acids is the use of supercritical (SC) CO{sub 2} as stimulation agent for an aqueous-based EGS. Reactive transport modeling is used to investigate the effectiveness of this method. We used the thermal condition and mineralogical composition from a well of Desert Peak EGS site, to examine ways in which mixtures of water and CO{sub 2} can be injected to enhance porosity.

Xu, T.; Zhang, W.; Pruess, K.

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PUEBLO OF ZIA RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY  

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The Pueblo of Zia will conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for best-use application(s) for development of renewable energy resources on its tribally held TRUST lands (i.e., Trust Lands of Zia Indian Reservation). The feasibility study is essential for determining the technical and economic viability of a future renewable project(s) on Zia tribal lands, including the potential economic and environmental benefits for the Tribe. Project Objectives: The feasibility study is essential for determining the technical and economic viability of future renewable project(s) on Zia tribal lands, including the potential economic and environmental benefits for the Tribe to: 1. Provide a balanced local renewable power supply for Zia Pueblo, its members, tribal offices, schools and buildings, and businesses on tribal lands 2. Provide a firm power supply for export and commercial market distribution 3. Provide economic development for the Tribe and its members, including job training and creation, each in accordance with the goals and objectives as conveyed by the Pueblo of Zia Tribal Council, Tribal Administration, and outlined in The Pueblo of Zia Comprehensive Plan and Pueblo of Zia — Zia Enterprise Zone Master Plan. A key goal of the study is to analyze the integrated development of solar, geothermal, and wind renewable energy resources at Zia Pueblo, with added potential to combine gas-fired generation to accomplish energy firming. Geothermal offers a base load source of energy, providing power continuously for end users. Wind and solar offer intermediate and peaking sources of energy, which can be harvested throughout the day, with periods of variable but predicable output. Variability will be managed in an integrated manner, using Zia Pueblo's combined renewable resources to generate high-quality power. Tasks are intended to collect, catalog, map, and analyze existing data on Zia Pueblo's renewable energy resource base and then match resource attributes with the most suitable renewable technologies for tribal energy consumption and needs. Also, key impacts on cultural and social values of Zia Pueblo will be addressed. Selected most favorable uses and technologies will be further investigated to determine initial feasibility and market for business development for up to six sites located on tribal land. The anticipated result will be the recommended development of sites that have sufficient background study completed to warrant a business plan, detailed engineering feasibility, and acquisition of project financing. Valuable technical and economic information will accrue from this study that may be applied to scale up or down the various power technology potential on Zia Pueblo for maximum benefit and best area(s) of application, project phasing and potential for future replicability and expansion.

Pino, Peter M. [Tribal Administrator (Ret.), Pueblo of Zia; Lakshman, Jai [Project Manager (NDA) for Pueblo of Zia; Toole, G. Loren [Principal Investigator, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Energy Analysis Team/ CCS-3, D-4; Hand, Dan [P.E., Sustainable Enginerring; Witcher, James; Emerson, Michael A. [Senior V.P., ARES Corporation; Turner, Jeremy [Executive Director, NM Renewable Energy Transmission Authority; Sandidge, Wendy [Director of Operations, NM Community Capital

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A numerical study for the optimal arrangement of ocean current turbine generators in the ocean current power parks  

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The present paper deals with the investigation of the flow distribution in the ocean current power park in order to optimize the arrangement of the turbine generators in the sea and the lake sides. To produce more reliable results, the detailed geometry of the ocean current generators is included in the computational domain with frozen rotor method to consider rotating effect. The numerical results show the details of flow distribution in the ocean current power park and propose the appropriate arrangement of the turbine generators for the efficient operation, which is essential for possible maximum power generation.

Seung Ho Lee; Sang Hyuk Lee; Kyungsoo Jang; Jungeun Lee; Nahmkeon Hur

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study for CANDU moderator temperature prediction by using the two-phase flow analysis code, CUPID  

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Abstract KAERI has been developing a component-scale thermal–hydraulics code, CUPID. The code adopts a three-dimensional, transient, three-field model for two-phase flow. In this study, we investigated the thermal hydraulic behavior of the moderator inside the Calandria tank of a CANDU reactor by using the CUPID code. At first, we have validated the CUPID code using the experiments that were performed at Stern Laboratories Inc. To avoid the complexity to generate computational geometry around the Calandria tube bundles, a porous media approach was applied for that region and the flow resistance inside the porous media zone was modeled by an empirical correlation. An open media is applied to generate the outer fluid layer including the inlet nozzles. Computational grids near the inlet nozzles should be well-generated because the flow field is very sensitive to the momentum flux from the nozzle. Since the axial flow can be assumed to be invariant for this experiment, a two-dimensional approach was adopted. The mixed flow pattern of forced and natural convection inside the Calandria vessel has been successfully predicted by the CUPID code. The analysis has been further extended to two-phase flow conditions and, then, a map of the local maximum moderator temperature in the Calandria vessel versus the injection flow rate was derived, which can be used to predict the local subcooled margin in the vessel.

Jae Ryong Lee; Sang Gi Park; Han Young Yoon; Hyoung Tae Kim; Jae Jun Jeong

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HLW Glass Studies: Development of Crystal-Tolerant HLW Glasses  

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In our study, a series of lab-scale crucible tests were performed on designed glasses of different compositions to further investigate and simulate the effect of Cr, Ni, Fe, Al, Li, and RuO2 on the accumulation rate of spinel crystals in the glass discharge riser of the HLW melter. The experimental data were used to expand the compositional region covered by an empirical model developed previously (Matyáš et al. 2010b), improving its predictive performance. We also investigated the mechanism for agglomeration of particles and impact of agglomerates on accumulation rate. In addition, the TL was measured as a function of temperature and composition.

Matyas, Josef; Huckleberry, Adam R.; Rodriguez, Carmen P.; Lang, Jesse B.; Owen, Antionette T.; Kruger, Albert A.

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Allard Hall LCA Study  

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LCA Study CIVL 498C November 18, 2013 1065 1529 University of British Columbia Disclaimer: "UBC SEEDS ­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA at rob.sianchuk@gmail.com #12;Allard Hall LCA Study Emma Brown CIVL 498C November 18, 2013 #12

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Numerical study of the effect of the shape of the phase diagram on the eutectic freezing temperature  

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To evaluate the reliability of metal-carbon eutectic systems as fixed points for the next generation of high-temperature standards the effect of thermodynamic properties related to the shape of eutectic phase diagram on the freezing temperature is investigated within the context of the numerical multi-phase-field model. The partition coefficient and liquidus slopes of the two solids involved in the eutectic reaction are varied deliberately and independently. The difference between the eutectic temperature and the freezing temperature is determined in dependence of the solid/liquid (s/l) interface shape and concentration. Where appropriate reference is made to the Jackson-Hunt analytical theory. It is shown that there are mainly two typical conditions to decrease the undercooling: 1) a small liquidus slope and 2) the associated difference between the eutectic composition and the liquid composition during solidification.

Ode, M.; Shimono, M. [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba (Japan)] [National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba (Japan); Sasajima, N.; Yamada, Y. [National Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NMIJ, AIST), Tsukuba (Japan)] [National Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NMIJ, AIST), Tsukuba (Japan); Bloembergen, P. [National Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NMIJ, AIST), Tsukuba, Japan and National Institute of Metrology, Beijing 100013 (China)] [National Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NMIJ, AIST), Tsukuba, Japan and National Institute of Metrology, Beijing 100013 (China)

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What Makes Development Sustainable? Case Studies of Health and Human Development Programs in Community Context  

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Is to Be Done? ” Making Development Sustainable: Redefiningof Institutions. ” Making Development Sustainable: Rede?ningManagement and Sustainable Development. ” Ambio 18.2 (1989):

Saha, Somava

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Study to Guide Policy Interventions for Enhancing the Development  

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Guide Policy Interventions for Enhancing the Development Guide Policy Interventions for Enhancing the Development and Transfer of Publicly-Funded Environmentally Sound Technologies in Asia and the Pacific Region Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Study to Guide Policy Interventions for Enhancing the Development and Transfer of Publicly-Funded Environmentally Sound Technologies in Asia and the Pacific Region Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Publications Website http://www.greengrowth.org/dow UN Region Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, "Pacific" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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PROCESS DEVELOPMENT STUDIES ON THE BIOCONVERSION OF CELLULOSE AND PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL  

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Development Studies for Conversion of Biomass to Sugars andDevelopment Studies for Conversion of Biomass to Sugars andof the biomass, (2) the extent of conversion to glucose,

Wilke, C.R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of electrokinetically driven micro flows  

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Spectral element based numerical solvers are developed to simulate electrokinetically driven flows for micro-fluidic applications. Based on these numerical solvers, basic phenomena and devices for electrokinetic applications in micro and nano flows...

Hahm, Jungyoon

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A three-layer ocean circulation model application to numerical studies on the North Pacific Ocean circulation  

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The formulation and justification of a three-layer baroclinic ocean model developed to simulate the general circulation of the ocean are described in this paper. Test of ... the annual mean circulation patterns i...

Zhang Li-ping; Qin Zeng-hao

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Florian SEITZ: Atmospheric and oceanic impacts to Earth rotations numerical studies with a dynamic Earth system model  

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with a dynamic Earth system model (completed in October 2004) Variations of Earth rotation are caused Earth system model DyMEG has been developed. It is based on the balance of angular momentum

Schuh, Harald

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Numerical study of heavy-ion stopping in foam targets with one-dimensional subcell-scale hydrodynamic motions  

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Abstract Heavy-ion stopping in foam targets with subcell-scale hydro motions was numerically investigated in relation to ion-driven warm dense matter experiments. To simulate porous foam targets, we employed a simple 1D periodic multilayer model consisting of thin solid slabs and gaps between them. The averaged pore diameter and cell-wall thickness of the foam were represented by the gap width between the slabs and the slab thickness, respectively. The density- and temperature-dependent projectile stopping cross-sections were evaluated using a binary encounter model taking into account the electronic state of target atoms during heating and expansion. We employed a combination of 11Na projectiles and subrange 13Al foam targets with ?=0.05?solid. The hydrodynamic motion of the target was calculated with a 1D code. During homogenization, hot dense spots appeared at the original gap positions, owing to stagnation of the jets. As a result, even after the pores were filled with blow-off materials, the initial inhomogeneity was not completely smeared out, and the total energy loss was still not equal to that in the homogeneous equivalent, especially for large pore sizes.

Y. Oguri; K. Kondo; J. Hasegawa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact Gamma-ray Source Technology Development Study  

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This study focuses on the applicability of current accelerator and laser technologies to the construction of compact, narrow bandwidth, gamma-ray sources for DHS missions in illicit materials detection. It also identifies research and development areas in which advancement will directly benefit these light sources. In particular, we review the physics of Compton scattering based light sources and emphasize the source properties most important to Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence (NRF) applications of interest. The influences of laser and electron beam properties on the light source are examined in order to evaluate the utility of different technologies for this application. Applicable bulk and fiber-based laser systems and laser recirculation technologies are discussed and Radio Frequency (RF) Linear Accelerator (linac) technologies are examined to determine the optimal frequency and pulse formats achievable.

Anderson, S G; Gibson, D J; Rusnak, B

2009-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A case study: demands on component-based development  

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Building software systems with reusable components brings many advantages. The development becomes more efficient, the realibility of the products is enhanced, and the maintenance requirement is significantly reduced. Designing, developing and maintaining ... Keywords: architecture, component-based development, development environment, reuse, standard components

Ivica Crnkovic; Magnus Larsson

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of biomarkers in an integrated approach to environmental studies  

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This study was conducted in a contained environment in order to develop biomarkers and to evaluate the environmental damage after a release of two different toxic substances which are widely used in industrial production. In a simulation study performed in Tor Mancina area (near Rome, Italy), two dangerous substances (formaldehyde and bromine) were tested. Chemical and physical characterisation, nutritive and organic contents, and trace elements presence were also investigated. The contamination effects on soil functional qualities and plant nutrition were evaluated; furthermore DNA damage with short-term genotoxicity tests and DNA biosensor on polluted soils and gravitational water, was detected. The genotoxic effects were evaluated on Vicia faba seedlings by two different short-term tests: comet assay and micronuclei test. A DNA-based biosensor for the detection of genotoxic compounds in soil samples was assembled by immobilising double stranded calf thymus DNA on screen-printed electrodes. An agreement between the comet assay and the other methodologies was observed. The results showed that the nature and the concentration of the two substances result in different molecular interaction with exposed environment. Furthermore, some of the chemical physical parameters considered are applicable indicators for the evaluation of the soilâ??plant system pollution.

Elena Sturchio; Priscilla Boccia; Miriam Zanellato; Claudio Beni; Graziana Bagni; Marco Mascini; Mario Pezzella

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This journal is c the Owner Societies 2010 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 1186911877 11869 A numerical study of one-patch colloidal particles: from square-well  

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A numerical study of one-patch colloidal particles: from square-well to Janus Francesco Sciortino,*a Achille perform numerical simulations of a simple model of one-patch colloidal particles to investigate: (i the number of patches, their width, their location, their chemical specificity, and seem to pose no limits

Sciortino, Francesco

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Numerical Simulation of Squeeze Film Dampers and Study of the Effect of Central Groove on the Dynamic Pressure Distribution  

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. The behavior of dynamic pressure profiles at different operating conditions, and the effect of a central groove on dynamic pressure profiles were also studied. Simulation results of a 3D case which is similar to the one experimentally studied by Delgado were...

Boppa, Praneetha

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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SDU 6 MODELING STUDY TO SUPPORT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT  

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In response to Technical Task Request (TTR) HLW-SSF-TTR-2012-0017 (1), SRNL performed modeling studies to evaluate alternative design features for the 32 million gallon Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) referred to as SDU 6. This initial modeling study was intended to assess the performance of major components of the structure that are most significant to the PA. Information provided by the modeling will support the development of a SDU 6 Preliminary Design Model and Recommendation Report to be written by SRR Closure and Waste Disposal Authority. Key inputs and assumptions for the modeling were provided to SRNL in SRR-SPT-2011-00113 (2). A table reiterates the base case and four sensitivity case studies requested in this reference. In general, as shown in Table 4, when compared to Vault 2 Case A, the Base Case SDU 6 design produced higher peak fluxes to the water table during the 10,000 year period of analysis but lower peak fluxes within a 15,000 to 20,000 time frame. SDU 6 will contain approximately ten times the inventory of a single Vault 2 and the SDU 6 footprint is comparable to that of a group of four Vault 2 disposal units. Therefore, the radionuclide flux from SDU 6 and that from a single Vault 2 are not directly comparable. A more direct comparison would be to compare the maximum dose obtained at the 100 m boundary from the seven SDU's that will replace the 64 FDC's analyzed in the 2009 PA. This analysis will be performed in the next set of calculations planned for SDU design evaluation. Aquifer transport and dose calculations were not intended to be part of this initial scoping study. However, results from this study do indicate that replacement of the FDC design with SDU would not yield significantly higher peak doses. If the thickness of the SDU 6 floor is increased, peak doses would not occur during the 10,000 year period of analysis.

Smith, F.

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study on the effects of surfactant as drag reducing agent in paraffin wax oil pipeline  

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This study presents an experimental and simulated approach to investigate the drag-reducing phenomenon of surfactants. The experiments to examine the effects of surfactant as a drag reducing agent (DRA) were cond...

Hochang Jang; Yvan Christian Supartono…

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study of the behavior of three-way catalytic converters under different engine operation conditions  

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The thesis reports the studies on how the three-way catalytic converters behave under different operation conditions. The main focus of the work is in the oxygen storage capacity of the three-way catalyst. Rich-to-lean ...

Zhang, Yuetao

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Development and the CDM: A South African Case Study  

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Centre for Climate Change Research Working Paper 42 #12;1 Sustainable Development and the CDM: A South-edge green technology that enable developing countries to reduce emissions and achieve their sustainable of developing countries to implement CDM projects is compounded by the differing concerns of CDM stakeholders

Watson, Andrew

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Abstract--Numerous studies have shown that households' consumption is an important part of the total energy consumed  

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appropriate strategies of giving households' effective feedback on their energy consumption. This study, Energy efficiency. I. INTRODUCTION HE energy consumption of households in buildings attracts a lot in the housing sector. Energy consumption in buildings accounts for 39% of Sweden's total final energy

Beigl, Michael

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Numerical studies of a one-dimensional three-spin spin-glass model with long-range interactions  

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We study a p-spin spin-glass model to understand if the finite-temperature glass transition found in the mean-field regime of p-spin models, and used to model the behavior of structural glasses, persists in the nonmean-field regime. By using a three...

Larson, Derek; Katzgraber, Helmut G.; Moore, M. A.; Young, A. P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A parametric scheme for the numerical solution of the Boussinesq equation  

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A parametric scheme is proposed for the numerical solution of the nonlinear Boussinesq equation. The numerical method is developed by...

A. G. Bratsos

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and study of organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells.  

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???Both the increasing demand for energy and the environmental crisis lead to development of clean and renewable energy sources. Among a variety of new energy… (more)

Liu, Chaoping ( ???)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Model Realization and Numerical Studies of a Three-Dimensional Bosonic Topological Insulator and Symmetry-Enriched Topological Phases  

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We study a topological phase of interacting bosons in (3+1) dimensions which is protected by charge conservation and time-reversal symmetry. We present an explicit lattice model which realizes this phase and which can be studied in sign-free Monte Carlo simulations. The idea behind our model is to bind bosons to topological defects called hedgehogs. We determine the phase diagram of the model and identify a phase where such bound states are proliferated. In this phase we observe a Witten effect in the bulk whereby an external monopole binds half of the elementary boson charge, which confirms that it is a bosonic topological insulator. We also study the boundary between the topological insulator and a trivial insulator. We find a surface phase diagram which includes exotic superfluids, a topologically ordered phase, and a phase with a Hall effect quantized to one-half of the value possible in a purely two-dimensional system. We also present models that realize symmetry-enriched topologically-ordered phases by binding multiple hedgehogs to each boson; these phases show charge fractionalization and intrinsic topological order as well as a fractional Witten effect.

Scott Geraedts; Olexei Motrunich

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

242

Numerical modeling of multiphase plumes: a comparative study between two-fluid and mixed-fluid integral models  

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-field effects of a multiphase plume of liquid CO2 droplets in ocean water finds potential in estimating the environmental risks involved due to deep-ocean sequestration of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which is one of the proposed alternatives (Liro... for the diffuser orifice diameter, air-flow rate and the number of such ports necessary to dissolve a measured quantity of air in a given time of operation will also be studied. 3.3. Case 3: CO2 Sequestration in the Ocean Sequestration of carbon dioxide and other...

Bhaumik, Tirtharaj

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Direct Numerical Simulation of a Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer on a Large Domain  

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Direct Numerical Simulation of a Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer on a Large Domain Stephan Priebe , M. Pino Mart´in The direct numerical simulation (DNS) of a spatially-developing hypersonic There are few studies of hypersonic flows at Mach number greater than 5 and few involve the measurement of mean

Martín, Pino

244

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Dwell Development, Seattle...  

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blown cellulose, R-42 XPS under slab, triple-pane windows, and a ductless mini-split heat pump. DOEZERHDwellDevelopment2013 More Documents & Publications DOE Zero Energy...

245

Developing Mobile Multimedia Apps, Botanic: A Case Study  

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multime- dia applications. It is assumed that the attendees are familiar with computer programming; Background Research; UI Design. 2) Development: Planning; Production; Implementation. 3) Testing: Internal minutes) Q&A ­ Final Discussion (30 minutes) VI. PRESENTATION A. Presentation Requirements

246

Galileo Lofts : a real estate development feasibility study  

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In August 2004, a development proposal titled "Galileo Lofts at MIT: Housing and Urban Park" was submitted to the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority for the provision of new housing and a public park on Parcel 7, in Kendall ...

Ledohowski, Lea J. (Lea Joel)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Development and study of synthetic polypeptides for biomaterial applications  

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Creating new scaffolds for cells is critical to the development of new tissue engineering techniques. In this work, the synthesis of new polypeptide systems is discussed. These systems are intended for the formation of ...

Morey, Shannon Marie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Nanofluid \\{PCMs\\} for thermal energy storage: Latent heat reduction mechanisms and a numerical study of effective thermal storage performance  

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Abstract The latent heat of fusion of paraffin-based nanofluids has been examined to investigate the use of enhanced phase change materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage (TES) applications. The nanofluid approach has often been exploited to enhance thermal conductivity of PCMs, but the effects of particle addition on other thermal properties affecting TES are relatively ignored. An experimental study of paraffin-based nanofluids containing various particle sizes of multi-walled carbon nanotubes has been conducted to investigate the effect of nanoparticles on latent heat of fusion. Results demonstrated that the magnitude of nanofluid latent heat reduction increases for smaller diameter particles in suspension. Three possible mechanisms – interfacial liquid layering, Brownian motion, and particle clustering – were examined to explain further reduction in latent heat, through the weakening of molecular bond structures. Although additional research is required to explore detailed mechanisms, experimental evidence suggests that interfacial liquid layering and Brownian motion cannot explain the degree of latent heat reduction observed. A finite element model is also presented as a method of quantifying nanofluid PCM energy storage performance. Thermal properties based on modified effective medium theory and an empirical relation for latent heat of fusion were applied as model parameters to determine energy stored and extracted over a given period of time. The model results show that while micro-scale particle inclusions exhibit some performance enhancement, nanoparticles in \\{PCMs\\} provide no significant improvement in TES performance. With smaller particles, the enhancement in thermal conductivity is not significant enough to overcome the reduction in latent heat of fusion, and less energy is stored over the PCM charge period. Therefore, the nanofluid approach may not be justifiable for energy storage applications. However, since the model parameters are dependent on the material properties of the system observed, storage performance may vary for differing nanofluid materials.

Aitor Zabalegui; Dhananjay Lokapur; Hohyun Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

A numerical study of the effectiveness factors of nickel catalyst pellets used in steam methane reforming for residential fuel cell applications  

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Abstract A numerical study is performed to evaluate the effectiveness factors of commercial nickel catalyst pellets commonly used in small-scale steam methane reformers for residential fuel cell applications. Based on the intrinsic reaction kinetics of the steam reforming process, the standard composition of the partially reformed gas mixture is determined as a function of the methane conversion. The heterogeneous reforming reactions inside the spherical catalyst pellets are then modeled by considering the distributed reaction, multi-component diffusion and permeation, and conductive and convective heat transfer in the porous media. Various operating conditions, including the reforming temperature, steam-to-carbon (S/C) ratio, operating pressure, and geometrical parameters, such as the pellet diameter and mean pore size, are simulated. The effectiveness factors calculated for each condition are presented as a function of the methane conversion. Finally, simple correlations for the effectiveness factors are presented, and their accuracies are assessed.

Seung Man Baek; Jung Ho Kang; Kyu-Jin Lee; Jin Hyun Nam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clouds in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. IV. On the scattering greenhouse effect of CO2 ice particles: Numerical radiative transfer studies  

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Owing to their wavelengths dependent absorption and scattering properties, clouds have a strong impact on the climate of planetary atmospheres. Especially, the potential greenhouse effect of CO2 ice clouds in the atmospheres of terrestrial extrasolar planets is of particular interest because it might influence the position and thus the extension of the outer boundary of the classic habitable zone around main sequence stars. We study the radiative effects of CO2 ice particles obtained by different numerical treatments to solve the radiative transfer equation. The comparison between the results of a high-order discrete ordinate method and simpler two-stream approaches reveals large deviations in terms of a potential scattering efficiency of the greenhouse effect. The two-stream methods overestimate the transmitted and reflected radiation, thereby yielding a higher scattering greenhouse effect. For the particular case of a cool M-type dwarf the CO2 ice particles show no strong effective scattering greenhouse eff...

Kitzmann, D; Rauer, H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Brookside Development...  

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Preferred Builders, Old Greenwich, CT, Custom DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: AquaZephyr, Ithaca, NY DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes, Midland, MI...

252

Developing Continuous SCM/CRM Forcing Using NWP Products Constrained...  

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Stony Brook, New York Introduction This study examines the feasibility of using numerical weather prediction (NWP) model products to replace radiosondes to develop long-term...

253

STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED...  

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STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER FACILITIE STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER...

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NUMERICAL VERIFICATION OF EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY  

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A numerical tool is in an advanced state of development to compute the equilibrium compositions of phases and their proportions in multi-component systems of importance to the nuclear industry. The resulting software is being conceived for direct integration into large multi-physics fuel performance codes, particularly for providing boundary conditions in heat and mass transport modules. However, any numerical errors produced in equilibrium chemistry computations will be propagated in subsequent heat and mass transport calculations, thus falsely predicting nuclear fuel behaviour. The necessity for a reliable method to numerically verify chemical equilibrium computations is emphasized by the requirement to handle the very large number of elements necessary to capture the entire fission product inventory. A simple, reliable and comprehensive numerical verification method is presented which can be invoked by any equilibrium chemistry solver for quality assurance purposes.

Piro, Markus [Royal Military College of Canada; Lewis, Brent [Royal Military College of Canada; Thompson, Dr. William T. [Royal Military College of Canada; Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Besmann, Theodore M [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Innovative Stormwater Management in New Development: Planning Case Study1  

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, the City contracted with WBQ Design and Engineering Inc. to provide engineering services for the Narcoossee & McKee Inc. (CDM) to provide engineering services for the development of the Lake Hart basin MSMP and social service delivery." Over the next 20 years, the entire Southeast Annexation Area is expected

Pitt, Robert E.

256

Development and regeneration the retinotectal map in goldfish: computational study  

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, Germany 3 Department Mathematics Neurology, The University Chicago, USA CONTENTS page 1. Introduction 1603 sectioned, a#erent axons develop growthcones towards tectum even adult goldfish. Axons disordered the optic­ graphic projection established, abnormal Phil. Trans. Soc. Lond. (1997) 1603--1623 1997 Royal Society

Weber, Cornelius

257

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT STUDIES ON THE BIOCONVERSION OF CELLULOSE AND PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL  

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13 Javier Perez I II. ETHANOL FERMENTATION STUDIES A. B.Development Studies of Ethanol Production--------------- 19of Cellulose and Production of Ethanol." (June 1979) and (b)

Wilke, Charles R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

RAW MATERIALS EVALUATION AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT STUDIES FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO SUGARS AND ETHANOL  

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DEVELOPMENT STUDIES FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO SUGARS ANDDEVELOPMENT STUDIES FOR CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO SUGARS ANDof the biomass, (2) the extent of conversion to glucose, (3)

Wilke, C.R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

NYC Taxi Drive Cycle Development and Simulation Study | Department...  

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vss073jones2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Dynamometer Testing of USPS EV Conversions Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Dynamic Feasibility Study Technical...

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turbulent heat International Journal of Numerical  

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Enhanced turbulent heat transfer 47 International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid, Hsinchu,Taiwan Keywords Heat transfer, Fluids, Flow, Turbulence, Numerical methods Abstract This study evaluates low Reynolds number models of turbulence for numerical computations on the heat transfer and fluid

Lin, Wen-Wei

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261

Amending Numerical Weather Prediction forecasts using GPS  

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. Satellite images and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models are used together with the synoptic surfaceAmending Numerical Weather Prediction forecasts using GPS Integrated Water Vapour: a case study to validate the amounts of humidity in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model forecasts. This paper presents

Stoffelen, Ad

262

Engineering development of selective agglomeration: Trace element removal study  

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Southern Company Services, Inc., (SCS) was contracted in 1989 by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a commercially acceptable selective agglomeration technology to enhance the use of high-sulfur coals by 1993. The project scope involved development of a bench-scale process and components, as well as the design, testing, and evaluation of a proof-of-concept (POC) facility. To that end, a two-ton-per-hour facility was constructed and tested near Wilsonville, Alabama. Although it was not the primary focus of the test program, SCS also measured the ability of selective agglomeration to remove trace elements from coal. This document describes the results of that program.

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1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuation of Studies on Development of ODS Heat Exchanger Tubing  

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The Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Center (NETL), has initiated a strategic plan for the development of advanced technologies needed to design and build fossil fuel plants with very high efficiency and environmental performance. These plants, referred to as 'Vision 21' and FutureGen programs by DOE, will produce electricity, chemicals, fuels, or a combination of these products, and possibly secondary products such as steam/heat for industrial use. MA956 is a prime candidate material being considered for a high temperature heat exchanger in the 'Vision 21' and FutureGen programs. This material is an oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy; however, there are some gaps in the data required to commit to the use of these alloys in a full-size plant. To fill the technology gaps for commercial production and use of the material for 'Advanced Power Generation Systems' this project has performed development activity to significant increase in circumferential strength of MA956 as compared to currently available material, investigated bonding technologies for bonding tube-to-tube joints through joining development, and performed tensile, creep and fire-side corrosion tests to validate the use and fabrication processes of MA956 to heat exchanger tubing applications. Development activities within this projected has demonstrated increased circumferential strength of MA956 tubes through flow form processing. Of the six fabrication technologies for bonding tube-to-tube joints, inertia friction welding (IFW) and flash butt welding (FBW) were identified as processes for joining MA956 tubes. Tensile, creep, and fire-side corrosion test data were generated for both base metal and weld joints. The data can be used for design of future systems employing MA956. Based upon the positive development activities, two test probes were designed and fabricated for field exposure testing at 1204 C ({approx}2200 F) flue gas. The probes contained tube portions with FBW and IFW welded MA956. Field testing of the probes and remaining heat exchanger design activity will be performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory under DOE Contract DE-AC05-00OR22725.

Lawrence Brown; David Workman; Bimal Kad; Gaylord Smith; Archie Robertson; Ian Wright

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

264

Numerical control user experience  

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AUTOCON is an acronym for Automatic Contouring, a program which generates a contour toolpath for the external profile of printed writing boards (PWB) using ICEM DDN. AUTOCON originates from the Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) Procedure developed by Electrical Manufacturing at Allied Bendix. The CAPP program uses electronically transmitted graphics files received from a design agency to generate automatic panel layouts and travellers for Process Engineers. The objective of AUTOCON is to utilize the information from the CAPP program to generate Numerical Control tapes. If the CAPP program can be utilized to its full potential, it is estimated that a good portion of the 60 to 90 PWB tapes shipped each month from our Numerical Control Department could be eliminated from conventional N/C Programming. The purpose of AUTOCON is to automatically generate a toolpath around the external profile of a PWB with no user intervention. The Process Engineer can generate a profile contour N/C tape after he has completed the panel layout and traveller through CAPPS for a part. After the layout and traveller illustrations have been completed, the same geometry can then be utilized again for the N/C tape. An N/C Analysist then reviews the listing for a final checkout of the job. 13 figs.

Butler, J.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of the Early Winter Effects of the Great Lakes.I: Comparison of Very Fine Scale Numerical Simulations with Observed Data  

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Development of a framework for study of the Great Lakes' effects on late fall-early winter cyclones andArctic air masses has been initiated. The central theoretical component is a three-dimensional numericalprimitive equations model. The 40-45 km ...

Douglas B. Boudra

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A Case Study in Developing Process Unit Energy Metrics  

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At the 2005 IETC Conference, KBC (Davis and Knight) submitted a paper on Integrating Process Unit Energy Metrics into a Plant Energy Managemenet System. For the 2006 conference, KBC wishes to submit a paper that details an actual case study where...

Davis, J. L.; Van Atta, B.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Higher-dimensional numerical relativity: Formulation and code tests  

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We derive a formalism of numerical relativity for higher-dimensional spacetimes and develop numerical codes for simulating a wide variety of five-dimensional (5D) spacetimes for the first time. First, the Baumgarte-Shapiro-Shibata-Nakamura formalism is extended for arbitrary spacetime dimensions D{>=}4, and then, the so-called cartoon method, which was originally proposed as a robust method for simulating axisymmetric 4D spacetimes, is described for 5D spacetimes of several types of symmetries. Implementing 5D numerical relativity codes with the cartoon methods, we perform test simulations by evolving a 5D Schwarzschild spacetime and a 5D spacetime composed of a gravitational-wave packet of small amplitude. The numerical simulations are stably performed for a sufficiently long time, as done in the 4D case, and the obtained numerical results agree well with the analytic solutions: The numerical solutions are shown to converge at the correct order. We also confirm that a long-term accurate evolution of the 5D Schwarzschild spacetime is feasible using the so-called puncture approach. In addition, we derive the Landau-Lifshitz pseudotensor in arbitrary dimensions, and show that it gives a robust tool for computing the energy flux of gravitational waves. The formulations and methods developed in this paper provide a powerful tool for studying nonlinear dynamics of higher-dimensional gravity.

Yoshino, Hirotaka; Shibata, Masaru [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G7 (Canada); Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8502 (Japan)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Human Development and Family Studies Case Management  

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Development 3 See note 1 on page 2 HDFS 25512 Management of Family Resources 3 HDFS 34031 Cultural DiversitySUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Human Development and Family Studies ­Case Management THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Human Development and Family Studies ­Case Management for Individuals

Sheridan, Scott

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Empirical studies of agile software development: A systematic review Tore Dyba *, Torgeir Dingsyr  

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Empirical studies of agile software development: A systematic review Tore Dyba° *, Torgeir Dingsøyr. A system- atic review of empirical studies of agile software development up to and including 2005 of agile software development within a common research agenda. For the industrial readership, the review

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Numerical study on convection diffusion for gasification agent in underground coal gasification. Part I: establishment of mathematical models and solving method  

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The aim of this article is to discuss the distribution law of the gasification agent concentration in a deep-going way during underground coal gasification and the new method of solving the problem for the convection diffusion of the gas. In this paper, the basic features of convection diffusion for the gas produced in underground coal gasification are studied. On the basis of the model experiment, through the analysis of the distribution and patterns of variation for the fluid concentration field in the process of the combustion and gasification of the coal seams within the gasifier, the 3-D non-linear unstable mathematical models on the convection diffusion for oxygen are established. In order to curb such pseudo-physical effects as numerical oscillation and surfeit which frequently occurred in the solution of the complex mathematical models, the novel finite unit algorithm, the upstream weighted multi-cell balance method is advanced in this article, and its main derivation process is introduced.

Yang, L.H.; Ding, Y.M. [China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou (China). College of Resources and Geoscience

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A Theoretical Study on the Spontaneous Radiation of Inertia-gravity Waves Using the Renormalization Group Method. Part II: Verification of the Theoretical Equations by Numerical Simulation  

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The renormalization group equations (RGEs) describing spontaneous inertia-gravity wave (GW) radiation from part of a balanced flow through a quasi-resonance that were derived in a companion paper by Yasuda et al. are validated through numerical ...

Yuki Yasuda; Kaoru Sato; Norihiko Sugimoto

272

A Numerical Study of the Evolving Convective Boundary Layer and Orographic Circulation around the Santa Catalina Mountains in Arizona. Part I: Circulation without Deep Convection  

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The daytime evolution of the thermally forced boundary layer (BL) circulation over an isolated mountain, about 30 km in diameter and 2 km high, is examined by means of numerical simulations validated with data collected in the Cumulus ...

J. Cory Demko; Bart Geerts

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

LIMB process development studies. Final report, September 1985-September 1989  

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The report covers basic and applied studies concerned with three Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) process objectives: (1) avoiding degradation of collection efficiency in the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) during LIMB, (2) achieving satisfactory sulfur dioxide (SO2) removal, and (3) disposing of LIMB waste products. Tests were performed on Southern Research Institute's (SRI's) pilot scale combustor and on the full scale operating ESP at the Edgewater plant. SRI's testing coincided with the Edgewater LIMB demonstration, and significant test results were incorporated into the demonstration to enable the demonstration to meet its goals. The use of low-level spray humidification was found adequate to restore clear stack conditions which had severely deteriorated under LIMB without humidification. Water spray was also required for the enhancement of SO2 capture. Analytical data gathered on the waste product appears to confirm the acceptability of disposal in a landfill. There is also a report on the preliminary evaluation of the Advanced Silicate process, concluding that the process offers potential for greatly enhancing SO2 removal in connection with LIMB but cautions that substantial increase in entrained solids has to be considered.

Gooch, J.P.; Marchant, G.H.; Faulkner, M.G.; Dismukes, E.B.; Dahlin, R.S.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Alex Biczok  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Alex Biczok LCA Study ­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA at rob.sianchuk@gmail.com #12;1 Alex Biczok CIVL 498 LCA Study of Hennings #12;2 Executive Summary

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Simulation study to investigate development options for a super-heavy oil reservoir.  

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??A reservoir simulation study was performed on a heavy oil reservoir with the main objective of evaluating possible development options beyond the existing cold production… (more)

Diaz Franco, Jose Manuel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Numerical Methodology to Evaluate Fast Reactor Sodium Combustion  

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In the present study, a numerical methodology for sodium combustion has been developed for the safety evaluation of a liquid-metal-cooled fast reactor. The methodology includes a fast-running zone model computer program for safety evaluation, a field model program for multidimensional thermal hydraulics, and a chemical reaction analysis program based on chemical equilibrium theory. Two recently performed experiments have been analyzed using the computer programs, and the numerical results are in good agreement with the experiments. Although sodium combustion is a complex phenomenon, use of these computer programs gives better understanding of the coupled thermal hydraulics and chemical reaction.

Yamaguchi, Akira; Takata, Takashi; Okano, Yasushi [Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (Japan)

2001-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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RESOURCES IN NUMERICAL ANALYSIS Kendall E. Atkinson  

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. Iterative methods 4. Applications on parallel and vector computers 5. Over-determined linear systems. B numerical analysis while also discussing more briefly the resources associated with the computer science of most numerical analysis research is to develop actual computer codes to solve real problems; and thus

Atkinson, Kendall

278

New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development  

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New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development DOE Response based on contributions from Office of Biomass Program; Argonne National, Hill, Tilman, Polasky and Hawthorne study ("Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt") claims

Minnesota, University of

279

What Should Developers Be Aware Of? An Empirical Study on the Directives of API Documentation  

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What Should Developers Be Aware Of? An Empirical Study on the Directives of API Documentation (API) are exposed to developers in order to reuse soft- ware libraries. API directives are natural-language statements in API documentation that make developers aware of constraints and guidelines related to the usage

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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From RUP to Scrum in Global Software Development: A Case Study Ramon Noordeloos  

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In Global Software Development (GSD), agile methods are gaining in popularity [1]. Agile methods can help imFrom RUP to Scrum in Global Software Development: A Case Study Ramon Noordeloos Dept. of Computer to the development pace and delivery time. Overall, we add to the body of knowledge in the field of distributed agile

van Vliet, Hans

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TDT4520 Software Engineering, Directed Study -Autumn 2007 Agile development methodologies introduced to  

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TDT4520 Software Engineering, Directed Study - Autumn 2007 Agile development methodologies Conradi Co-supervisor: Geir Kjetil Hanssen #12;#12;Abstract The software development discipline has become this evolution of software engineering in general and in software development processes in particular. Firstly

282

Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in  

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Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in Vietnam Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Preliminary Study on Sustainable Low-Carbon Development Towards 2030 in Vietnam Agency/Company /Organization: National Institute for Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Asia-Pacific Integrated Model Team Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Grid Assessment and Integration, People and Policy, Solar Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Pathways analysis, Resource assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Publications

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Numerical study of the THM effects on the near-field safety of a hypothetical nuclear waste repository--BMT1 of the DECOVALEX III project. Part 1: Conceptualization  

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Numerical study of the THM effects on the near-field safety of a hypothetical nuclear waste on the safety of a hypothetical nuclear waste repository at the near-field and are presented in three on the safety of nuclear waste repositories. To achieve the second objective, hypothetical benchmark test

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

284

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

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

Jesper Pedersen Notander; Per Runeson; Martin Höst

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF WILDLIFE VIEWING IN THE SQUAMISH  

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TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF WILDLIFE VIEWING IN THE SQUAMISH VALLEY by Kim Cherie: Tourism Product Development: A Case Study of Wildlife Viewing In the Squamish Valley PROJECT: 284 #12;iii ABSTRACT Wildlife viewing is an increasingly important form of tourism in British Columbia

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Hydrogen targets for exotic-nuclei studies developed over the past 10 years  

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Hydrogen-induced reactions provide essential information on nuclear structure, complementary to other experimental probes. For studies at both low and relativistic incident energy, developments in hydrogen targets have been performed over the past 10 years in parallel with the development of new radioactive beams. We present a review of all major hydrogen target developments related to the study of exotic nuclei with direct reactions in inverse kinematics. Both polarized and non-polarized systems are presented.

A. Obertelli; T. Uesaka

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Ponderosa Commons Energy Conservation Studies  

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the sustainability criteria matrix that had been generated based on the three defining pillars of sustainability: Environmental, Social and Economic. Consequently, the option of a sustainability criteria matrix that had been developed for the purpose of this project

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A numerical solution to three-dimensional multiphase transport of volatile organic compounds in unsaturated soils -- with an application to the remedial method of in-situ volatilization. Part I: Theoretical development  

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Part I of this paper presents the development and application of a numerical model for determining the fate and transport of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) in the unsaturated zone resulting from forced volatilization and gaseous advection-dispersion of organic vapor in a multipartitioned three-dimensional environment. The model allows for single-component transport in the gas and water phases. The hydrocarbon is assumed to be in specific retention and, therefore, immobile. Partitioning of the hydrocarbon between the oil, water, gas, and soil is developed as rate-limited functions that are incorporated into sink/source terms in the transport equations. The code for the model was developed specifically to investigate in-situ volatilization (ISV) remedial strategies, predict the extent of cleanup from information obtained at a limited number of measurement locations, and to help design ISV remedial systems. Application of the model is demonstrated for a hypothetical one-dimensional ISV system. Part II of this paper will present the analysis of an existing ISV system using the full three-dimensional capability of the model.

Filley, T.; Tomasko, D.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jordan Form Numerical. . .  

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Similarity Jordan Form Numerical. . . Applications Proofs Basis change A short proof Home Page, Alabama, USA Oct 3, 2007 Jordan Normal Form Revisited Speaker: Tin-Yau Tam Graduate Student Seminar tamtiny@auburn.edu #12;Similarity Jordan Form Numerical. . . Applications Proofs Basis change A short

Tam, Tin-Yau

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Elevator Drive Systems Energy Consumption Study Report  

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Energy Consumption Study Report Benny ChunYin Chan University of British Columbia EECE 492 April 6th the current status of the subject matter of a project/report". #12;Elevator Drive Systems Energy Consumption Study Report April 2012 0 2012 Elevator Drive Systems Energy Consumption Study Report Benny CY Chan UBC

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Development and evaluation of an implantable chronic DC stimulation and measurement probe for nerve regeneration studies  

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DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN IMPLANTABLE CHRONIC DC STIMULATION AND MEASUREMENT PROBE FOR NERVE REGENERATION STUDIES A Thesis by DOUGLAS BRYAN MACHA 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 1995 Major Subject: Bioengineering DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN IMPLANTABLE CHRONIC DC STIMULATION AND MEASUREMENT PROBE FOR NERVE REGENERATION STUDIES A Thesis by DOUGLAS...

Macha, Douglas Bryan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry | Open Energy  

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Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry Jump to: navigation, search Name Case Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry Agency/Company /Organization International Energy Agency Sector Energy Focus Area Conventional Energy Topics Implementation Resource Type Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.iea.org/papers/2006 Program Start 2006 References Case Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry[1] Summary "Widely held attitudes to coal's use have evolved greatly in the past five years - from those that largely dismissed a role for coal in sustainable development to a wider appreciation of coal's continuing role in providing a foundation for energy security and in meeting growing world energy

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF NATURAL GAS-SWIRL BURNER  

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A numerical simulation of a turbulent natural gas jet diffusion flame at a Reynolds number of 9000 in a swirling air stream is presented. The numerical computations were carried out using the commercially available software package CFDRC. The instantaneous chemistry model was used as the reaction model. The thermal, composition, flow (velocity), as well as stream function fields for both the baseline and air-swirling flames were numerically simulated in the near-burner region, where most of the mixing and reactions occur. The results were useful to interpret the effects of swirl in enhancing the mixing rates in the combustion zone as well as in stabilizing the flame. The results showed the generation of two recirculating regimes induced by the swirling air stream, which account for such effects. The present investigation will be used as a benchmark study of swirl flow combustion analysis as a step in developing an enhanced swirl-cascade burner technology.

Ala Qubbaj

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Control of Power Grid Development: Numerical Solutions  

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Consideration was given to the problem of determining the long-term strategies of commissioning and removing the power equipment of a power system. The problem was described in terms of the integral Volterra equations of the first kind. An algorithm ...

D. V. Ivanov; I. V. Karaulova; E. V. Markova; V. V. Trufanov; O. V. Khamisov

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Control of Power Grid Development: Numerical Solutions  

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Consideration was given to the problem of determining the long-term strategies of commissioning and removing the power equipment of a power system. The problem was described in terms of the integral Volterra equa...

D. V. Ivanov; I. V. Karaulova; E. V. Markova…

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HEAT  

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STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER FACILITIE STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER FACILITIE Section 1308 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 ("EISA 2007") directed the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the States, to undertake a study of the laws affecting the siting of privately-owned distribution wires on or across public rights of way and to consider the impact of those laws on the development of combined heat and power ("CHP") facilities, as well as to determine whether a change in those laws would impact utility operations, costs or reliability, or impact utility customers. The study is also to consider whether a change in those laws

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Numerical studies of the high power microwave breakdown in gas using the fluid model with a modified electron energy distribution function  

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A modified electron energy distribution function (EEDF) is introduced into the fluid model and its effects on the high power microwave (HPM) breakdown in air and argon are investigated. A proper numerical scheme for the finite-difference time-domain method is employed to solve the fluid model. Numerical simulations show that the HPM breakdown time in argon predicted by the fluid model with the modified EEDF agrees well with the results of Particle-in-cell-Monte Carlo collision simulations, while the Maxwellian EEDF results in faster HPM breakdown when the mean electron energy is less than 20 eV. We also confirm that the Maxwellian EEDF can be used in the fluid model for simulating the air breakdown at the low frequencies based on the reported experiments.

Zhao Pengcheng; Liao Cheng; Lin Chenbin; Chang Lei; Fu Haijun [Institute of Electromagnetics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031 (China)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical model of convective heat transfer in a three dimensional channel with baffles  

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to minimize the effects of the temperature. Chandrupatla and Sastri (1977) used a finite difference method to study laminar heat transfer and fluid flow for Non-Newtonian fluids. In the limiting case of Newtonian fluids their results showed good agreement... and Sastri (1977) for developing laminar flow in a rectangular smooth channel. Figure 4. 1 shows the numerically predicted centerline axial velocity compared with the experimental data of Goldstein and Kreid (1967). The agreement between the numerical...

Lopez Buso, Jorge Ricardo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

299

The numerical reproduction of chaotic maps using radial basis function interpolants  

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University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Francis J. Narcowich This thesis discusses the possibility of numerically approximating a chaotic system from experimental data using radial basis functions (RBFs). Tiling (gridded) data methods were compared... to single-tiled (nongridded) methods. A method to overcome edge effects in interpolations is presented along with design criteria for implementation. Numerical studies of three such modifications of a technique originally developed by Junkins...

Bakich, Michael Peter

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

300

LAB #8 Numerical Methods  

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Required tools: Matlab routine dfield ; numerical routines eul, rk2, rk4; m-files. Discussion ... You should get a piecewise linear graph made up .... in the matrix y

2005-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulations of gravitational collapse in Einstein-aether theory  

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We study gravitational collapse of a spherically symmetric scalar field in Einstein-aether theory (general relativity coupled to a dynamical unit timelike vector field). The initial value formulation is developed, and numerical simulations are performed. The collapse produces regular, stationary black holes, as long as the aether coupling constants are not too large. For larger couplings a finite area singularity occurs. These results are shown to be consistent with the stationary solutions found previously.

David Garfinkle; Christopher Eling; Ted Jacobson

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Development of the Lower Mono River Valley, West Africa: A Case Study  

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The potential of developing the agricultural sector in the lower Mono River valley in Togo and Benin was studied at prefeasibility level in 1983 and 1984. The measures proposed to overcome the frequent floodin...

P. N. Lewis

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Travis Wade  

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GRYPHON: LCA of electric vs. diesel all-terrain vehicles CEEN 523 December 11, 2013 999 1453 University, Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report PROJECT GRYPHON: LCA of electric vs. diesel all-terrain vehicles ............................................................................................. 7 3 Diesel Vehicle

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into Reusable Cutlery  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation, transportation, energy consumption, and compostability. The economic assessment consists of a financial cost analysis while the social assessment discusses the ethical and human rights implications, social impacts

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A mHealth cardiac rehabilitation exercise intervention: findings from content development studies  

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Involving stakeholders and consumers throughout the content and study design ensures interventions are engaging and relevant for end-users. The aim of this paper is to present the content development process for ...

Leila Pfaeffli; Ralph Maddison; Robyn Whittaker…

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prefrontal structural correlates of cognitive control during adolescent development: A 4-year longitudinal study  

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Maturation of cognitive control abilities has been attributed to the protracted structural maturation of underlying neural correlates during adolescence. This study examined the relationship between development of two forms of cognitive control proactive ...

Nandita Vijayakumar; Sarah Whittle; Murat Yücel; Meg Dennison; Julian Simmons; Nicholas B. Allen

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

An explorative case study on the effectiveness of using mobile device to conduct teacher professional development  

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In-service teacher professional development (PD) is the key element to prepare high-quality teachers. Previous studies suggested that in-service teachers' busy schedules make it difficult to find time to participate in training sessions, not ...

Shiang-Kwei Wang

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

SimPal: a design study on a framework for flexible safety-critical software development  

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This paper presents the findings from a design study on a framework for flexible safety-critical software development, called SimPal. It is an extended version of a paper that was published in SAC'13 Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Symposium on Applied ... Keywords: frameworks and tools, real-time systems, safety-critical development, service-oriented computing, verification

Jesper Pedersen Notander; Per Runeson; Martin Höst

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

A Pilot Study to Evaluate Development Effort for High Performance Computing  

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1 A Pilot Study to Evaluate Development Effort for High Performance Computing Victor Basili1 the development time for programs written for high performance computers (HPC). To attack this relatively novel students in a graduate level High Performance Computing class at the University of Maryland. We collected

Basili, Victor R.

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Kevin Preston  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Kevin Preston LCA of New ­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA at rob.sianchuk@gmail.com #12;University of British Columbia LCA of New UBC Pharmacy Building Life Cycle

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Raza Jaffery  

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­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA of construction - developed primarily in response to the challenge of creating a more sustainable society. The LCA Building in UBC, CIRS LCA study is a part of UBC wide academic building LCA data repository and would

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Int. J. Human-Computer Studies 63 (2005) 436451 Developing creativity, motivation, and  

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, engineering, education, and computer science to present opportunities to enhance creativity, motivationInt. J. Human-Computer Studies 63 (2005) 436­451 Developing creativity, motivation, and self May 2005 Abstract Developing learning experiences that facilitate self-actualization and creativity

Burleson, Winslow S.

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Detecting API Usage Obstacles: A Study of iOS and Android Developer Questions  

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Detecting API Usage Obstacles: A Study of iOS and Android Developer Questions Wei Wang and Michael that can be later customized for a specific task. When developers invoke API methods in a framework, they often encounter obstacles in finding the correct usage of the API, let alone to employ best practices

Godfrey, Michael W.

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Guide to good practices for developing and conducting case studies: DOE handbook  

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Learning from experience is often very costly to a facility in terms of injured personnel, damaged equipment, and wasted time. Learning from the experience gained at the facility and from industry can prevent repeating costly mistakes. This guide contains a method for learning from experience to prevent mistakes from occurring; that method is the case study. This guide describes how to develop and present case studies. This guide provides the instructional developer insight on the best kind of case study to use and includes examples of the various types of case studies.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration and Development at Dixie Valley, Nevada- Summary of Doe Studies  

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at Dixie Valley, Nevada- Summary of Doe Studies at Dixie Valley, Nevada- Summary of Doe Studies Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Exploration and Development at Dixie Valley, Nevada- Summary of Doe Studies Authors David D. Blackwell, Richard P. Smith and Maria C. Richards Conference Thirty-Second Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering; Stanford University, Stanford, California; 39083 Published Thirty-Second Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering;, 2007 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Exploration and Development at Dixie Valley, Nevada- Summary of Doe Studies Citation David D. Blackwell,Richard P. Smith,Maria C. Richards. 2007. Exploration and Development at Dixie Valley, Nevada- Summary of Doe Studies. In:

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UBC Social, Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report LCA Totem Park Residence  

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UBC Social, Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report LCA ­ Totem Park of a project/report." #12;March 18, 2009 LCA ­ TOTEM PARK RESIDENCES Abstract This study looks at the total an idea of what the total embodied impact of the building complex is. The goal and scope of an LCA must

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF  

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­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA Completed November 18th, 2013 as part of a continuing study, the UBC LCA Project #12;1 Executive Summary This study used Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess the environmental performance of the University

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Numerical Wave Modeling in Conditions with Strong Currents: Dissipation, Refraction, and Relative Wind  

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Currents effects on waves have led to many developments in numerical wave modeling over the past two decades, from numerical choices to parameterizations. The performance of numerical models in conditions with strong currents is reviewed here, and ...

Fabrice Ardhuin; Aron Roland; Franck Dumas; Anne-Claire Bennis; Alexei Sentchev; Philippe Forget; Judith Wolf; Françoise Girard; Pedro Osuna; Michel Benoit

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disruptive Innovation in Numerical Hydrodynamics  

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We propose the research and development of a high-fidelity hydrodynamic algorithm for tetrahedral meshes that will lead to a disruptive innovation in the numerical modeling of Laboratory problems. Our proposed innovation has the potential to reduce turnaround time by orders of magnitude relative to Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) codes; reduce simulation setup costs by millions of dollars per year; and effectively leverage Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and future Exascale computing hardware. If successful, this work will lead to a dramatic leap forward in the Laboratory's quest for a predictive simulation capability.

Waltz, Jacob I. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining the Interactions of Cellobiohydrolase with Substrate through Structure Function Studies: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-409  

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NREL researchers will use their expertise and skilled resources in numerical computational modeling to generate structure-function relationships for improved cellulase variant enzymes to support the development of cellulases with improved performance in biomass conversion.

Beckham, G. T.; Himmel, M. E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Cladding System Development Trade-off Study |  

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LWR Nuclear Fuel Cladding System Development Trade-off LWR Nuclear Fuel Cladding System Development Trade-off Study Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Cladding System Development Trade-off Study The LWR Sustainability (LWRS) Program activities must support the timeline dictated by utility life extension decisions to demonstrate a lead test rod in a commercial reactor within 10 years. In order to maintain the demanding development schedule that must accompany this aggressive timeline, the LWRS Program focuses on advanced fuel cladding systems that retain standard UO2 fuel pellets for deployment in currently operating LWR power plants. The LWRS work scope focuses on fuel system components outside of the fuel pellet, allowing for alteration of the existing zirconium-based clad system through coatings, addition of ceramic sleeves, or complete replacement

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Housing preferences and development study in the post LPG era in India: a case of Pune  

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Significant changes have been observed since 1991 in the nature and pattern of urban growth in India. Cities are in the midst of restructuring space, in terms of both use and form. The city of Pune is selected for primary field case study of urban housing and development scenario. Pune is one of the selected half a dozen urban agglomerations experiencing the developmental effects of liberalisation-privatisation-globalisation (LPG) process the country is undergoing since 1991. The analysis includes profile of the city, various facets of residential development, a detailed primary survey of households and real estate stakeholders. The paper concludes with key observations on residential real estate development and on the other hand suitable lessons are learnt from the housing preference study to establish the need for alternative sustainable urban development pattern for Pune in particular and other similar LPG affected Indian metropolitan cities in general.

J. Chadchan; R. Shankar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation study for the performance of a Large Solar Hot Water System with a Stratification Storage Tank for Various Load time.  

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??In order to reduce global warming, the development of renewable energy sources is imperative. One of the most viable solar energy utility is the solar… (more)

Su, Chin-Yen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Statistical and Numerical Study of the Longitudinally Asymmetric Distribution of Solar Proton Events Affecting the Earth Environment of 1996-2011  

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Large solar proton events (SPEs) affect the solar-terrestrial space environment and become a very important aspect in space weather research. In this work, we statistically investigate 78 solar proton events of 1996-2011 and find that there exists a longitudinally asymmetric distribution of flare sources of the solar proton events observed near 1 AU, namely, with the same longitude separation between magnetic field line footpoint of observer and flare sources, the number of the solar proton events originating from sources located at eastern side of the nominal magnetic footpoint of observer is much larger than that of the solar proton events originating from sources located at western side. A complete model calculation of solar energetic particle (SEP) propagation in the three-dimensional Parker interplanetary magnetic field is presented to give a numerical explanation for this longitudinally asymmetric distribution phenomenon. We find that the longitudinally asymmetric distribution of solar proton events res...

He, Hongqing

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Numerical simulation study of silica and calcite dissolution around a geothermal well by injecting high pH solutions with chelating agent.  

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Dissolution of silica, silicate, and calcite minerals in the presence of a chelating agent (NTA) at a high pH has been successfully performed in the laboratory using a high-temperature flow reactor. The mineral dissolution and porosity enhancement in the laboratory experiment has been reproduced by reactive transport simulation using TOUGHREACT. The chemical stimulation method has been applied by numerical modeling to a field geothermal injection well system, to investigate its effectiveness. Parameters from the quartz monzodiorite unit at the Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) site at Desert Peak (Nevada) were used. Results indicate that the injection of a high pH chelating solution results in dissolution of both calcite and plagioclase minerals, and avoids precipitation of calcite at high temperature conditions. Consequently reservoir porosity and permeability can be enhanced especially near the injection well.

Xu, Tianfu; Rose, Peter; Fayer, Scott; Pruess, Karsten

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

When three is not some: On the pragmatics of numerals  

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Both numerals and quantifiers like some have more than one possible interpretation i.e., weak and strong interpretations. Some studies have found similar behavior for numerals and quantifiers, whereas others have shown critical differences. It ...

Einat Shetreet; Gennaro Chierchia; Nadine Gaab

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

What Should Developers Be Aware Of? An Empirical Study on the Directives of API Documentation  

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Application Programming Interfaces (API) are exposed to developers in order to reuse software libraries. API directives are natural-language statements in API documentation that make developers aware of constraints and guidelines related to the usage of an API. This paper presents the design and the results of an empirical study on the directives of API documentation of object-oriented libraries. Its main contribution is to propose and extensively discuss a taxonomy of 23 kinds of API directives.

Monperrus, Martin; Tekes, Elif; Mezini, Mira

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL Gas Migration Study to Advance Understanding of Responsible Oil and Natural Gas Development  

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President Obama’s “All-of-the-Above” energy strategy focuses on safely and efficiently developing America’s natural resources, and emphasizes that energy must be produced in a responsible and sustainable manner. Today, a study released by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory provides further clarity on responsible development that both furthers America’s energy security and environmental stewardship. It does not speak broadly to all cases of hydraulic fracturing, and is a limited study focused around specific wells in Pennsylvania.

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Numerical Methods of Computational Electromagnetics for Complex Inhomogeneous Systems  

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Understanding electromagnetic phenomena is the key in many scientific investigation and engineering designs such as solar cell designs, studying biological ion channels for diseases, and creating clean fusion energies, among other things. The objectives of the project are to develop high order numerical methods to simulate evanescent electromagnetic waves occurring in plasmon solar cells and biological ion-channels, where local field enhancement within random media in the former and long range electrostatic interactions in the latter are of major challenges for accurate and efficient numerical computations. We have accomplished these objectives by developing high order numerical methods for solving Maxwell equations such as high order finite element basis for discontinuous Galerkin methods, well-conditioned Nedelec edge element method, divergence free finite element basis for MHD, and fast integral equation methods for layered media. These methods can be used to model the complex local field enhancement in plasmon solar cells. On the other hand, to treat long range electrostatic interaction in ion channels, we have developed image charge based method for a hybrid model in combining atomistic electrostatics and continuum Poisson-Boltzmann electrostatics. Such a hybrid model will speed up the molecular dynamics simulation of transport in biological ion-channels.

Cai, Wei

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

330

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Rapidly Renewable Materials  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Rapidly Renewable RAPIDLY RENEWABLE MATERIALS: WOOL AND CORK Done by: Bin Ou-Yang David Tan Ritesh Bhan #12;i ABSTRACT This report presents an investigation into the feasibility of using two rapidly renewable materials, cork

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Introduction: recent developments in the study of gamma-ray bursts  

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...introduction Discussion Meeting Issue Gamma-ray bursts organized by Alan Wells, Ralph...developments in the study of gamma-ray bursts Alan Wells 1 * Ralph A.M...Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are immensely powerful...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LCA AND THE X-DEVELOPMENT METHOD, THE CASE STUDY OF A TRANSPORT BOX  

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Page 1 LCA AND THE X-DEVELOPMENT METHOD, THE CASE STUDY OF A TRANSPORT BOX Jean Vareille (1), Mehdi consequence is the reduction of the iterations during the design, especially in a LCA. Keywords design, the thickness, the ribs, etc. hal-00763821,version1-11Dec2012 Author manuscript, published in "LCA Conference

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Joshua Power  

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­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA Summary This study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Earth Sciences Building (ESB) serves as a contribution to the on-going process of creating a LCA building database at UBC while also showing

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Life Cycle Analysis (LCA or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report". #12;LCA of Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Complex #12;2 LCA of Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre Submitted by

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Malek Charif  

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­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA.e. to conduct a limited Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), of assigned building. In this case, the object programs are the main tools used to complete the LCA study. Inputs in the IE model were re

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into Reusable Food Containers  

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by researching and utilizing various green and sustainable ideas. One of these ideas involves the installationUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation..................................................................................................................................... 21 #12;2 Abstract With the future construction of the new Student Union Building (SUB), Alma Mater

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation Into Sustainable Water Consumption -  

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in green building design projects. As part of the new Student Union Building project, the Alma MaterUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation Into Sustainable Water Consumption - Water Bottles versus WaterFillz Units Alireza Tavassoli, Yee Chung Wong, Sina

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UBC Social, Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report GHG Emissions Data Tracker User Manual  

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UBC Social, Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report GHG Emissions Data of a project/report." #12;GHG Emissions Data Tracker User Manual #12;Add/Edit vehicles Vehicles type addition field #12;Add New GHG Emissions Data This is the average CO2 data, distinguish by year, that user can

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report UBC Zero Waste Planning Tool  

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% by 2015 and 80% by 2020, before achieving Zero Waste by 2030. The team modeled expected waste by 2020 would save UBC 4,750 tonnes of CO2 equivalents from 2014-2020 The Net Present Value, using the JaccardUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report UBC Zero Waste Planning

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Researchers develop bistable nano switch Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been under intense study by scientists all  

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Researchers develop bistable nano switch Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been under intense study for nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). A type of one-dimensional structure with high-aspect ratio, carbon nanotubes have properties. Now scientists from Northwestern University have demonstrated a novel carbon nanotube

Espinosa, Horacio D.

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Northwestern Researchers Develop Bistable Nanoswitch Science Daily --Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been under intense study by  

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Northwestern Researchers Develop Bistable Nanoswitch Science Daily -- Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been under intense study by scientists all over the world for more than a decade and are being thought with high-aspect ratio, carbon nanotubes have emerged as a promising material because of their many

Espinosa, Horacio D.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Brookside Development, Derby, CT  

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Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Derby, CT, that achieves a HERS score of 45 without PV or HERS 26 with PV. The production home is one of a development of 7 two-story, 4,000+-ft2...

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Modeling the Logistics Performance in Developing Countries: An exploratory study of Moroccan context  

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1 Modeling the Logistics Performance in Developing Countries: An exploratory study of Moroccan to raise their levels of logistics performance. This article is a research progress; it presents, Technological Practices, Supply Chain performance, Morocco. 1. INTRODUCTION: Logistic in Morocco is still

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance -- Scoping Study  

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This study analyzes the market needs for building performance evaluation tools. It identifies the existing gaps and provides a roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a toolkit with which to optimize energy performance of a commercial building over its life cycle.

Wang, Na

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of a wind tunnel facility for the study of V/STOL noise  

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An open-jet wind tunnel operating within an anechoic chamber was developed for the purpose of the study of V/STOL noise mechanisms. An existing low-speed conventional hard-walled wind tunnel was modified to operate as an ...

Widnall, S. E.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientist-Teacher Partnerships as Professional Development: An Action Research Study  

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SUBMITTED AS A DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IN COMPLETION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF ED.D THROUGH WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. The overall purpose of this action research study was to explore the experiences of ten middle school science teachers involved in a three-year partnership program between scientists and teachers at a Department of Energy national laboratory, including the impact of the program on their professional development, and to improve the partnership program by developing a set of recommendations based on the study’s findings. This action research study relied on qualitative data including field notes recorded at the summer academies and data from two focus groups with teachers and scientists. Additionally, the participating teachers submitted written reflections in science notebooks, participated in open-ended telephone interviews that were transcribed verbatim, and wrote journal summaries to the Department of Energy at the end of the summer academy. The analysis of the data, collaboratively examined by the teachers, the scientists, and the science education specialist acting as co-researchers on the project, revealed five elements critical to the success of the professional development of science teachers. First, scientist-teacher partnerships are a unique contribution to the professional development of teachers of science that is not replicated in other forms of teacher training. Second, the role of the science education specialist as a bridge between the scientists and teachers is a unique and vital one, impacting all aspects of the professional development. Third, there is a paradox for classroom teachers as they view the professional development experience from two different lenses – that of learner and that of teacher. Fourth, learning for science teachers must be designed to be constructivist in nature. Fifth, the principles of the nature of science must be explicitly showcased to be seen and understood by the classroom teacher.

Willcuts, Meredith H.

2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Wholesale Power Rate Development Study.  

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The Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS) calculates BPA proposed rates based on information either developed in the WPRDS or supplied by the other studies that comprise the BPA rate proposal. All of these studies, and accompanying documentation, provide the details of computations and assumptions. In general, information about loads and resources is provided by the Load Resource Study (LRS), WP-07-E-BPA-01, and the LRS Documentation, WP-07-E-BPA-01A. Revenue requirements information, as well as the Planned Net Revenues for Risk (PNNR), is provided in the Revenue Requirement Study, WP-07-E-BPA-02, and its accompanying Revenue Requirement Study Documentation, WP-07-E-BPA-02A and WP-07-E-BPA-02B. The Market Price Forecast Study (MPFS), WP-07-E-BPA-03, and the MPFS Documentation, WP-07-E-BPA-03A, provide the WPRDS with information regarding seasonal and diurnal differentiation of energy rates, as well information regarding monthly market prices for Demand Rates. In addition, this study provides information for the pricing of unbundled power products. The Risk Analysis Study, WP-07-E-BPA-04, and the Risk Analysis Study Documentation, WP-07-E-BPA-04A, provide short-term balancing purchases as well as secondary energy sales and revenue. The Section 7(b)(2) Rate Test Study, WP-07-E-BPA-06, and the Section 7(b)(2) Rate Test Study Documentation, WP-07-E-BPA-06A, implement Section 7(b)(2) of the Northwest Power Act to ensure that BPA preference customers firm power rates applied to their general requirements are no higher than rates calculated using specific assumptions in the Northwest Power Act.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of hydrogen production by the sorption-enhanced steam methane reforming process with online CO2 capture as operated in fluidized bed reactors  

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A three-dimensional (3D) Eulerian two-fluid model with an in-house code was developed to simulate the gas-particle two-phase flow in the fluidized bed reactors. The CO2 capture with Ca-based sorbents in the steam

Yuefa Wang; Zhongxi Chao; Hugo A. Jakobsen

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Power Sources 140 (2005) 331339 Numerical study of a flat-tube high power density solid oxide fuel cell  

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) solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is a new design developed by Siemens Westinghouse, based on their formerly.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Flat-tube; High power density; Solid oxide fuel cell; Simulation; Heat oxide fuel cell Part I. Heat/mass transfer and fluid flow Yixin Lu1, Laura Schaefer, Peiwen Li2

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EXPLICIT SIMULATION OF ICE PARTICLE HABITS IN A NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL  

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EXPLICIT SIMULATION OF ICE PARTICLE HABITS IN A NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL by Tempei This study develops a scheme for explicit simulation of ice particle habits in Cloud Resolving Models (CRMs is called Spectral Ice Habit Prediction System (SHIPS), which represents a continuous-property approach

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Numerical and experimental analysis of spray atomization characteristics of a GDI injector  

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In this study, numerical and experimental analysis on the spray atomization characteristics of a GDI injector is performed. For numerical approach,...

Sung Wook Park; Hyung Jun Kim; Chang Sik Lee

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Numerical Model For Hdr Geothermal Reservoir  

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Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Numerical Model For Hdr Geothermal Reservoir Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Numerical Model For Hdr Geothermal Reservoir Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Numerical Model For Hdr Geothermal Reservoir Evaluation Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: A two-dimensional numerical model of coupled fluid flow, heat transfer and rock mechanics in naturally fractured rock is developed. The model is applicable to assessments of hot dry rock (HDR) geothermal reservoir characterisation experiments, and to the study of hydraulic stimulations and the heat extraction potential of HDR reservoirs. Modelling assumptions are based on the characteristics of the experimental HDR reservoir in the Carnmenellis granite in Cornwall, S. W. England. In

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Direct numerical simulation of turbulent reacting flows  

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The development of turbulent combustion models that reflect some of the most important characteristics of turbulent reacting flows requires knowledge about the behavior of key quantities in well defined combustion regimes. In turbulent flames, the coupling between the turbulence and the chemistry is so strong in certain regimes that is is very difficult to isolate the role played by one individual phenomenon. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) is an extremely useful tool to study in detail the turbulence-chemistry interactions in certain well defined regimes. Globally, non-premixed flames are controlled by two limiting cases: the fast chemistry limit, where the turbulent fluctuations. In between these two limits, finite-rate chemical effects are important and the turbulence interacts strongly with the chemical processes. This regime is important because industrial burners operate in regimes in which, locally the flame undergoes extinction, or is at least in some nonequilibrium condition. Furthermore, these nonequilibrium conditions strongly influence the production of pollutants. To quantify the finite-rate chemistry effect, direct numerical simulations are performed to study the interaction between an initially laminar non-premixed flame and a three-dimensional field of homogeneous isotropic decaying turbulence. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of extinction and on transient effects on the fine scale mixing process. Differential molecular diffusion among species is also examined with this approach, both for nonreacting and reacting situations. To address the problem of large-scale mixing and to examine the effects of mean shear, efforts are underway to perform large eddy simulations of round three-dimensional jets.

Chen, J.H. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of hydrogen-air supersonic combustion by using elliptic and parabolized equations. Progress report, 1 December 1985-31 May 1986  

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The two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and species continuity equations are used to investigate supersonic chemically reacting flow problems which are related to scramjet-engine configurations. A global two-step finite-rate chemistry model is employed to represent the hydrogen-air combustion in the flow. An algebraic turbulent model is adopted for turbulent flow calculations. The explicit unsplit MacCormack finite-difference algorithm is used to develop a computer program suitable for a vector processing computer. The computer program developed is then used to integrate the system of the governing equations in time until convergence is attained. The chemistry source terms in the species continuity equations are evaluated implicitly to alleviate stiffness associated with fast chemical reactions. The problems solved by the elliptic code are re-investigated by using a set of two-dimensional parabolized Navier-Stokes and species equations. A linearized fully-coupled fully-implicit finite difference algorithm is used to develop a second computer code which solves the governing equations by marching in spce rather than time, resulting in a considerable saving in computer resources. Results obtained by using the parabolized formulation are compared with the results obtained by using the fully-elliptic equations. The comparisons indicate fairly good agreement of the results of the two formulations.

Chitsomboon, T.; Tiwari, S.N.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical study of the effects of heave plate on the motion of a new deep draft multi-spar platform  

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Motivated by the foregoing discussion, this paper aims to study the abovementioned issues based on a novel deep draft multi-spar (DDMS) platform with solid heave plates, which combines the advantages of semi-submersible

Binbin Li; Zhenhua Huang; Ying Min Low…

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ToHajiilee Economic Development, Inc.(TEDI) Feasibility Study for Utility-Scale Solar  

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ToÃ?Â?Hajiilee Economic Development, Inc. (TEDI) is the economic development entity representing the ToHajiilee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, also known as the CaÃ?Â?oncito Band of Navajo (CBN). Using DOE funding, TEDI assembled a team of qualified advisors to conduct a feasibility study for a utility-scale 30 MW Photovoltaic (PV) solar power generation facility on TEDI trust lands. The goal for this project has been to gather information and practical business commitments to successfully complete the feasibility analysis. The TEDI approach was to successively make informed decisions to select an appropriate technology best suited to the site, determine environmental viability of the site, secure options for the sale of generated power, determine practicality of transmission and interconnection of power to the local grid, and secure preliminary commitments on project financing. The feasibility study has been completed and provides TEDI with a practical understanding of its business options in moving forward with developing a solar project on CBN tribal lands. Funding from DOE has allowed TEDI and its team of professional advisors to carefully select technology and business partners and build a business model to develop this utility-scale solar project. As a result of the positive feasibility findings, TEDI is moving forward with finalizing all pre-construction activities for its major renewable energy project.

Burpo, Rob

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of energy-conserving development planning and design techniques based on five case studies  

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Findings and recommendations are presented of a review of five case studies of ways to conserve energy through development planning and site design in communities. Two approaches were used. In the first approach, a conventional, pre-existing plan was analyzed to determine potential energy use. Once energy-conservation options were identified and evaluated, the conventional plan was modified by employing those options. This approach was used in The Woodlands, Burke Center, and Radisson studies. In the second approach, energy-conservation options are independently identified and evaluated. Those options that passed specific criteria screening were then utilized in developing one or more totally new plans based on energy objectives. This approach was used in Greenbrier and Shenandoah. Radisson is a new town on the outskirts of Syracuse, New York. Greenbrier is a 3000 acre planned community adjacent to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Shenandoah is a proposed new town in the Atlanta urbanized area. The Woodlands is a new community under development north of Houston. Burke Center is a residential planned unit development in Fairfax County, Virgnia. (MCW)

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEXT: A DESCRIPTIVE MIXED METHOD STUDY OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES DURING SIGNIFICANT ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE  

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or vice versa. After exploring several different leadership theories, the study focuses on the concepts of transformational leadership as the theoretical foundations for the leadership component of the research. Likewise, the study builds on organizational...

Hasler, Michael G.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Development Development  

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Programme 2007 - 2010 The aim of the Timber Development Programme (TDP) is "to contribute to the sustainable development to underpin sustainable forest management and support economic growth and employment acrossDevelopment Timber Development Programme 2007 - 2010 #12;2 | Timber Development Programme 2007

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FGSR Professional Development Week The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is hosting a series of professional development  

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and Energy Session 3: Getting Your First Paper Published in the Sciences and Engineering Tuesday Session 4 interested in these endeavors. 2) Managing Your Time and Energy CCIS L2 Room: 190 2:00-3:00pm Catherine in psychological counselling and organizational development. She has broad geographic, ethnic and multi- sector

MacMillan, Andrew

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We All Share One Planet: Comparative Case Studies in Education for Sustainable Development in India  

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and Education for Sustainable Development. Policy Futures inEducation for Sustainable Development (2005-2015). Connect,Education for Sustainable Development, June, 26-30, 1995.

Arribas Layton, Lucas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inertial confinement fusion research and development studies. Final report, October 1979-August 1980  

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These Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) research and development studies were selected for structural, thermal, and vacuum pumping analyses in support of the High Yield Lithium Injection Fusion Energy (HYLIFE) concept development. An additional task provided an outlined program plan for an ICF Engineering Test Facility, using the HYLIFE concept as a model, although the plan is generally applicable to other ICF concepts. The HYLIFE is one promising type of ICF concept which features a falling array of liquid lithium jets. These jets surround the fusion reaction to protect the first structural wall (FSW) of the vacuum chamber by absorbing the fusion energy, and to act as the tritium breeder. The fusion energy source is a deuterium-tritium pellet injected into the chamber every second and driven by laser or heavy ion beams. The studies performed by Grumman have considered the capabilities of specific HYLIFE features to meet life requirements and the requirement to recover to preshot conditions prior to each subsequent shot. The components under investigation were the FSW which restrains the outward motion of the liquid lithium, the nozzle plate which forms the falling jet array, the graphite shield which is in direct top view of the fusion pellet, and the vacuum pumping system. The FSW studies included structural analysis, and definition of an experimental program to validate computer codes describing lithium motion and the resulting impact on the wall.

Bullis, R.; Finkelman, M.; Leng, J.; Luzzi, T.; Ojalvo, I.; Powell, E.; Sedgley, D.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model  

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The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a particle injection system for impurity transport study in KSTAR  

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A solid particle injection system is developed for KSTAR. The system has a compact size, compatibility with a strong magnetic field and high vacuum environment, and the capability to inject a small amount of solid particles with a narrow injection angle. The target flight-distance of 10 cm has been achieved with a particle loss rate of less than 10%. Solid impurity particles such as tungsten and carbon will be injected by this system at the midplane in KSTAR. The impurity transport feature will be studied with a soft X-ray array, a vacuum ultra-violet diagnostic, and Stand Alone Non-Corona code.

Lee, H. Y.; Hong, Joohwan; Lee, Seung Hun; Jang, Siwon; Jang, Juhyeok; Jeon, Taemin; Park, Jae Sun; Choe, Wonho, E-mail: wchoe@kaist.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea and Fusion Plasma Transport Research Center, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Suk-Ho [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing internal and alliance-based New Product Development processes: case studies in the food industry  

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This paper reports a comparative two-case design study of in-house NPD projects as well as alliance-based NPD projects in a food company. Two contradicting propositions of the efficiency of NPD in an alliance compared with NPD performed internally are stated, and the findings indicate that the alliance-based NPD solution creates a better context for NPD than the in-house solution. The observed pattern may be interpreted in terms of the framework developed by evolutionary economics, which states that what a firm can do is mainly determined by its organisationally embedded routines.

Nina Veflen Olsen; Geir Gripsrud

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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numerical modeling | OpenEI Community  

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07 07 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142233807 Varnish cache server numerical modeling Home Ocop's picture Submitted by Ocop(5) Member 18 April, 2013 - 13:41 MHK LCOE Reporting Guidance Draft Cost Current DOE LCOE numerical modeling Performance Tidal Wave To normalize competing claims of LCOE, DOE has developed-for its own use-a standardized cost and performance data reporting process to facilitate uniform calculation of LCOE from MHK device developers. This

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Renewable Energy Feasibility Study Leading to Development of the Native Spirit Solar Energy Facility  

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DOE-funded renewable energy feasibility study conducted by Red Mountain Tribal Energy on behalf of the Southwest Tribal Energy Consortium (SWTEC). During the course of the study, SWTEC members considered multiple options for the organization structure, selected a proposed organization structure, and drafted a Memorandum of Understanding for the SWTEC organization. High-level resource assessments for SWTEC members were completed; surveys were developed and completed to determine each member’s interest in multiple participation options, including on-reservation projects. With the survey inputs in mind, multiple energy project options were identified and evaluated on a high-level basis. That process led to a narrowing of the field of technology options to solar generation, specifically, utility-scale Concentrating Solar-Powered Generation projects, with a specific, tentative project location identified at the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation -- the Native Spirit Solar Energy Facility.

Carolyn Stewart; Tracey LeBeau

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an entrained flow gasifier model for process optimization study  

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Coal gasification is a versatile process to convert a solid fuel in syngas, which can be further converted and separated in hydrogen, which is a valuable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier. Different technologies (fixed beds, fluidized beds, entrained flow reactors) are used, operating under different conditions of temperature, pressure, and residence time. Process studies should be performed for defining the best plant configurations and operating conditions. Although 'gasification models' can be found in the literature simulating equilibrium reactors, a more detailed approach is required for process analysis and optimization procedures. In this work, a gasifier model is developed by using AspenPlus as a tool to be implemented in a comprehensive process model for the production of hydrogen via coal gasification. It is developed as a multizonal model by interconnecting each step of gasification (preheating, devolatilization, combustion, gasification, quench) according to the reactor configuration, that is in entrained flow reactor. The model removes the hypothesis of equilibrium by introducing the kinetics of all steps and solves the heat balance by relating the gasification temperature to the operating conditions. The model allows to predict the syngas composition as well as quantity the heat recovery (for calculating the plant efficiency), 'byproducts', and residual char. Finally, in view of future works, the development of a 'gasifier model' instead of a 'gasification model' will allow different reactor configurations to be compared.

Biagini, E.; Bardi, A.; Pannocchia, G.; Tognotti, L. [Consorzio Pisa Ric, Pisa (Italy). Div Energia Ambiente

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for Developing Descriptions of Hard-to-Price Products: Results of the Telecommunications Product Study  

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This report presents the results of a study to test a new method for developing descriptions of hard-to-price products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for collecting data to estimate price indices such as the Consumers Price Index (BLS) is responsible for collecting data to estimate price indices such as the Consumers Price Index (CPI). BLS accomplishes this task by sending field staff to places of business to price actual products. The field staff are given product checklists to help them determine whether products found today are comparable to products priced the previous month. Prices for non-comparable products are not included in the current month's price index calculations. A serious problem facing BLS is developing product checklists for dynamic product areas, new industries, and the service sector. It is difficult to keep checklists up-to-date and quite often simply to develop checklists for service industry products. Some people estimates that upwards of 50 % of US economic activity is not accounted for in the CPI

Conrad, F.; Tonn, B.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategy analysis for the development of a green energy industry: a Taipei case study  

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Abstract Taipei, a modern, subtropical, medium-sized city, is distinguished by its high population density, scarce land, and heavy traffic flow. There are also abundant green energy resources in Taipei, which, if fully developed, could generate 13,040 GWh of electricity per year, resulting in a total of 9.37 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions abatement. The development of the green energy industry in this city cannot only bring significant energy-saving and carbon-reducing benefits but also could create significant derivative business opportunities; for example, the total output values of the solar PV and electric vehicle industries could be as high as 700 billion yuan. In this study, we use a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis and conclude that the top priorities for Taipei's green energy industry development are building energy conservation and electrified transportation, specifically electric vehicles, LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lighting, inverter air conditioning, and \\{ESCOs\\} (Energy Service Company). Taipei is a domestic and international hub for politics, transportation, technology, commerce, and finance. Taipei is very likely to become an internationalized green energy industrial hub, achieving the 3E goals of economic prosperousness, environmental protection, and energy security.

Shyi-Min Lu; Ching Lu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Compressed Baryonic Matter Experiment at FAIR: Progress with feasibility studies and detector developments  

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The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment is being planned at the international research center FAIR, under realization next to the GSI laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. Its physics programme addresses the QCD phase diagram in the region of highest net baryon densities. Of particular interest are the expected first order phase transition from partonic to hadronic matter, ending in a critical point, and modifications of hadron properties in the dense medium as a signal of chiral symmetry restoration. Laid out as a fixed-target experiment at the heavy-ion synchrotrons SIS-100/300, the detector will record both proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at beam energies between 10 and 45$A$ GeV. Hadronic, leptonic and photonic observables have to be measured with large acceptance. The interaction rates will reach 10 MHz to measure extremely rare probes like charm near threshold. Two versions of the experiment are being studied, optimized for either electron-hadron or muon identification, combined with silicon detector based charged-particle tracking and micro-vertex detection. The CBM physics requires the development of novel detector sytems, trigger and data acquisition concepts as well as innovative real-time reconstruction techniques. Progress with feasibility studies of the CBM experiment and the development of its detector systems are reported.

Johann M. Heuser; for the CBM collaboration

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Government-promoted collective research and development in Japan: Analyses of the organization through case studies  

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A study was commissioned by the Energy Conservation and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to better understand the strategies used for cooperative and joint-venture research and development (R D) overseas. The study evaluates the organization and management of several different types of cooperative R D programs in Japan that are sponsored under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Program, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Program, and the Key Technology Center (KTC) Program. The ERATO Program grew out of a concern over revising the government's approach to supporting research and technology development. The program was initiated to address what was regarded as a lack of creativity in areas at the forefront of science. The program recruits young researchers and allows them flexibility to explore multi-disciplinary areas at the forefront of science. It has been organized to allow for individual creativity but at the same time to benefit from the combined knowledge of an assembly of researchers. Because the plan is such a radical departure from conventional Japanese philosophy, it has met with certain bureaucratic obstacles. Visits to four ERATO projects are described. The third program, the KTC Program, focuses on getting private firms to venture into risky areas of advanced technology to pave the way for future industries. Its goal is to encourage a shift of resources in the private sector toward areas that are considered essential for the competitive development of future industries. The principal philosophy behind the KTC is that the private sector is in the best position to identify promising technical challenges and to weigh their commercial potential against research uncertainties. Three KTC research joint ventures are briefly described. 13 refs., 9 figs., 35 tabs.

Hane, G.J.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On numerical simulation of flow, heat transfer and combustion processes in tangentially-fired furnace  

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In this work, an Eulerian/Lagrangian approach has been employed to investigate numerically flow characteristics, heat transfer and combustion processes inside corner-fired power plant boiler furnace. To avoid pseudo-diffusion that is significant in modeling tangentially-fired furnaces, some attempts have been made at improving the finite-difference scheme. Comparisons have been made between standard {kappa}-{epsilon} model and RNG {kappa}-{epsilon} model. Some new developments on turbulent diffusion of particles are taken into account in an attempt to improve computational accuracy. Finally, temperature deviation is studied numerically so as to gain deeper insight into tangentially fired furnace.

Sun, P.; Fan, J.; Cen, K.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Midwest Numerical Analysis Day 2011  

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Group Photos: Link. The 2011 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day ... (Free parking across street during the weekend). The organizers are Jie Shen (Chair), Peijun ...

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Numerical Modeling of HCCI Combustion  

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Numerical Modeling of HCCI Combustion Salvador M. Aceves, Daniel L. Flowers, J. Ray Smith, Joel Martinez-Frias, Francisco Espinosa-Loza, Tim Ross, Bruce Buchholz, Nick...

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Numerical Modeling | Open Energy Information  

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Numerical Modeling Numerical Modeling Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Numerical Modeling Details Activities (8) Areas (2) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Data and Modeling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Modeling Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Modeling Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Stress fields and magnitudes Hydrological: Visualization and prediction of the flow patterns and characteristics of geothermal fluids Thermal: Thermal conduction and convection patterns in the subsurface Dictionary.png Numerical Modeling: A computer model that is designed to simulate and reproduce the mechanisms of a particular system. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle

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A numerical tool for transmission lines  

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The electric line numerical study is usually made through a harmonic approach with the impedance concept based on the Finite Difference discretization in both the time and space domains. These methods present severe drawbacks when used in impulse working ... Keywords: differential system, finite element method, impulse voltage, stiff time problem, transmission line

Hervé Bolvin; André Chambarel; Philippe Neveux

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Free Alternative Numerical Computation Packages  

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demonstrate facts using Matlab or assign home- work/projects that state "Use Matlab.edu) Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Abstract Matlab many of the same features as Matlab. They are available to download on the Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

Gobbert, Matthias K.

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Analytic and numerical study of underwater implosion  

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Underwater implosion, the rapid collapse of a structure caused by external pressure, generates a pressure pulse in the surrounding water that is potentially damaging to adjacent structures or personnel. Understanding the ...

Gish, Lynn Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of porous media thermoelectric converter  

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Thermoelectric conversion is direct conversion technology that has characteristics of being maintenance free. However, the efficiency of the conventional bulk semiconductor thermoelectric device is about 20% for ideal theoretical calculation, and less than 5% for an actual application. The efficiency is very low because the heat conduction in the device and the Joule loss are too large compared with the Peltier heat which is changed into the electric power. The thermoelectric device made by porous media is heated by the radiation and maintains a large temperature difference by the gas which passes in the porous device. Therefore, the influence of the heat conduction in the thermoelectric device is small and the improvement of the conversion efficiency can be attempted. In this paper, the authors report the calculated results and the performance of thermoelectric converter made with porous media.

Kosaka, Kenichirou; Yamada, Akira

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Momotombo Geothermal Field, Nicaragua: Exploration and development case history study  

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This case history discusses the exploration methods used at the Momotombo Geothermal Field in western Nicaragua, and evaluates their contributions to the development of the geothermal field models. Subsequent reservoir engineering has not been synthesized or evaluated. A geothermal exploration program was started in Nicaragua in 1966 to discover and delineate potential geothermal reservoirs in western Nicaragua. Exploration began at the Momotombo field in 1970 using geological, geochemical, and geophysical methods. A regional study of thermal manifestations was undertaken and the area on the southern flank of Volcan Momotombo was chosen for more detailed investigation. Subsequent exploration by various consultants produced a number of geotechnical reports on the geology, geophysics, and geochemistry of the field as well as describing production well drilling. Geological investigations at Momotombo included photogeology, field mapping, binocular microscope examination of cuttings, and drillhole correlations. Among the geophysical techniques used to investigate the field sub-structure were: Schlumberger and electromagnetic soundings, dipole mapping and audio-magnetotelluric surveys, gravity and magnetic measurements, frequency domain soundings, self-potential surveys, and subsurface temperature determinations. The geochemical program analyzed the thermal fluids of the surface and in the wells. This report presents the description and results of exploration methods used during the investigative stages of the Momotombo Geothermal Field. A conceptual model of the geothermal field was drawn from the information available at each exploration phase. The exploration methods have been evaluated with respect to their contributions to the understanding of the field and their utilization in planning further development. Our principal finding is that data developed at each stage were not sufficiently integrated to guide further work at the field, causing inefficient use of resources.

None

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-HDBK-1116-98; Guide to Good Practices for Developing and Conducting Case Studies  

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6-98 6-98 January 1998 Superseding DOE-STD-1058-93 DOE HANDBOOK GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING AND CONDUCTING CASE STUDIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; (423) 576-8401. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. Order No. DE98001291 DOE-HDBK-1116-98 iii FOREWORD 1. This Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook is approved for use by all DOE Components

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Spatially resolved x-ray studies of liquid crystals with strongly developed bond-orientational order  

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We present an x-ray study of freely suspended hexatic films of the liquid crystal 3(10)OBC. Our results reveal spatial inhomogeneities of the bond-orientational (BO) order in the vicinity of the hexatic-smectic phase transition and the formation of large scale hexatic domains at lower temperatures. Deep in the hexatic phase up to 25 successive sixfold BO order parameters have been directly determined by means of angular x-ray cross-correlation analysis (XCCA). Such strongly developed hexatic order allowed us to determine higher order correction terms in the scaling relation predicted by the multicritical scaling theory over a full temperature range of the hexatic phase existence.

I. A. Zaluzhnyy; R. P. Kurta; E. A. Sulyanova; O. Y. Gorobtsov; A. G. Shabalin; A. V. Zozulya; A. P. Menushenkov; M. Sprung; B. I. Ostrovskii; I. A. Vartanyants

2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Vision-Based Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine  

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In this article a system is developed to improve the performance of Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines by utilizing on-line vision based ... and control systems. Two different types of CNC machine...

Ghassan Al-Kindi; Hussien Zughaer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for Numerical Weather Prediction  

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Sep 2, 2011 ... Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for Numerical Weather Prediction: Applications to ... weather variables using numerical weather prediction models.

Alexandru Cioaca

2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of QM/MM methods to study the solvation effects and surfaces  

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Quantum mechanical (QM) calculations have the advantage of attaining high-level accuracy, however QM calculations become computationally inefficient as the size of the system grows. Solving complex molecular problems on large systems and ensembles by using quantum mechanics still poses a challenge in terms of the computational cost. Methods that are based on classical mechanics are an inexpensive alternative, but they lack accuracy. A good trade off between accuracy and efficiency is achieved by combining QM methods with molecular mechanics (MM) methods to use the robustness of the QM methods in terms of accuracy and the MM methods to minimize the computational cost. Two types of QM combined with MM (QM/MM) methods are the main focus of the present dissertation: the application and development of QM/MM methods for solvation studies and reactions on the Si(100) surface. The solvation studies were performed using a discreet solvation model that is largely based on first principles called the effective fragment potential method (EFP). The main idea of combining the EFP method with quantum mechanics is to accurately treat the solute-solvent and solvent-solvent interactions, such as electrostatic, polarization, dispersion and charge transfer, that are important in correctly calculating solvent effects on systems of interest. A second QM/MM method called SIMOMM (surface integrated molecular orbital molecular mechanics) is a hybrid QM/MM embedded cluster model that mimics the real surface.3 This method was employed to calculate the potential energy surfaces for reactions of atomic O on the Si(100) surface. The hybrid QM/MM method is a computationally inexpensive approach for studying reactions on larger surfaces in a reasonably accurate and efficient manner. This thesis is comprised of four chapters: Chapter 1 describes the general overview and motivation of the dissertation and gives a broad background of the computational methods that have been employed in this work. Chapter 2 illustrates the methodology of the interface of the EFP method with the configuration interaction with single excitations (CIS) method to study solvent effects in excited states. Chapter 3 discusses the study of the adiabatic electron affinity of the hydroxyl radical in aqueous solution and in micro-solvated clusters using a QM/EFP method. Chapter 4 describes the study of etching and diffusion of oxygen atom on a reconstructed Si(100)-2 x 1 surface using a hybrid QM/MM embedded cluster model (SIMOMM). Chapter 4 elucidates the application of the EFP method towards the understanding of the aqueous ionization potential of Na atom. Finally, a general conclusion of this dissertation work and prospective future direction are presented in Chapter 6.

Dibya, Pooja Arora

2010-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient failure of zircaloy cladding: State-of-the-art study and model development: Final report  

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A state of the art study of transient failure of zircaloy reveals that a wide range of failure models exist, and their use in fuel analysis depends upon the type of application. Licensing analyses, for example, employ highly simplified criteria that depict cladding rupture in terms of a single response variable, usually the nominal circumferential stress, as function of temperature; while fuel behavior analyses use more detailed models with varying levels of sophistication. Some of these models, however, are ill-suited for detailed fuel rod analysis computer codes because of their dependence on case-specific parameters; others are limited in their utility because of inherent deficiencies in their theoretical treatment of the phenomena involved. Based on this study, a new zircaloy transient failure model is developed that takes account of the important variables involved in transient phenomena, namely, heating rate, strain rate, temperature, true stress, true strain, and prior condition of the cladding material. The model is particularly suited for detailed fuel rod analysis and thus was implemented in the FREY code.

Rashid, Y.R.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural network development for stress analysis of steel catenary risers: Sensitivity study and approximation of static stress range  

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Abstract Fatigue design of steel catenary risers (SCRs) is an important challenge especially in the touchdown zone (TDZ). Numerous parameters affect the fatigue damage in the TDZ, including those pertaining to riser motions, riser characteristics and soil properties. So far, only a few sensitivity studies have been published with limited applications, considering small ranges, investigating only a selection of input parameters or failing to examine the interactions between input parameters. This paper aims to test the robustness of previous research and extend the ranges of the input parameters for SCR systems under static loading, by means of numerical simulations. An approximation of the critical stress range in the TDZ defined by the authors previously was refined to assist the sensitivity studies. A large database was created using an automation subroutine coded in Python programming language that links the marine analysis software OrcaFlex and the optimisation software modeFRONTIER. Design of experiment techniques were used for post-processing and quantify the relative effects of the various dimensionless groups and their interactions. An approximation using a series of artificial neural networks is presented; it successfully approximates over 99% of the cases of the database with an accuracy of ±5%.

Lucile M. Quéau; Mehrdad Kimiaei; Mark F. Randolph

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of techniques in magnetic resonance and structural studies of the prion protein  

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Magnetic resonance is the most powerful analytical tool used by chemists today. Its applications range from determining structures of large biomolecules to imaging of human brains. Nevertheless, magnetic resonance remains a relatively young field, in which many techniques are currently being developed that have broad applications. In this dissertation, two new techniques are presented, one that enables the determination of torsion angles in solid-state peptides and proteins, and another that involves imaging of heterogenous materials at ultra-low magnetic fields. In addition, structural studies of the prion protein via solid-state NMR are described. More specifically, work is presented in which the dependence of chemical shifts on local molecular structure is used to predict chemical shift tensors in solid-state peptides with theoretical ab initio surfaces. These predictions are then used to determine the backbone dihedral angles in peptides. This method utilizes the theoretical chemicalshift tensors and experimentally determined chemical-shift anisotropies (CSAs) to predict the backbone and side chain torsion angles in alanine, leucine, and valine residues. Additionally, structural studies of prion protein fragments are described in which conformationally-dependent chemical-shift measurements were made to gain insight into the structural differences between the various conformational states of the prion protein. These studies are of biological and pathological interest since conformational changes in the prion protein are believed to cause prion diseases. Finally, an ultra-low field magnetic resonance imaging technique is described that enables imaging and characterization of heterogeneous and porous media. The notion of imaging gases at ultra-low fields would appear to be very difficult due to the prohibitively low polarization and spin densities as well as the low sensitivities of conventional Faraday coil detectors. However, Chapter 5 describes how gas imaging at ultra-low fields is realized by incorporating the high sensitivities of a dc superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) with the high polarizations attainable through optica11y pumping {sup 129}Xe gas.

Bitter, Hans-Marcus L.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Powder River Basin Coalbed Methane Development and Produced Water Management Study  

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Coalbed methane resources throughout the entire Powder River Basin were reviewed in this analysis. The study was conducted at the township level, and as with all assessments conducted at such a broad level, readers must recognize and understand the limitations and appropriate use of the results. Raw and derived data provided in this report will not generally apply to any specific location. The coal geology in the basin is complex, which makes correlation with individual seams difficult at times. Although more than 12,000 wells have been drilled to date, large areas of the Powder River Basin remain relatively undeveloped. The lack of data obviously introduces uncertainty and increases variability. Proxies and analogs were used in the analysis out of necessity, though these were always based on sound reasoning. Future development in the basin will make new data and interpretations available, which will lead to a more complete description of the coals and their fluid flow properties, and refined estimates of natural gas and water production rates and cumulative recoveries. Throughout the course of the study, critical data assumptions and relationships regarding gas content, methane adsorption isotherms, and reservoir pressure were the topics of much discussion with reviewers. A summary of these discussion topics is provided as an appendix. Water influx was not modeled although it is acknowledged that this phenomenon may occur in some settings. As with any resource assessment, technical and economic results are the product of the assumptions and methodology used. In this study, key assumptions as well as cost and price data, and economic parameters are presented to fully inform readers. Note that many quantities shown in various tables have been subject to rounding; therefore, aggregation of basic and intermediate quantities may differ from the values shown.

Advanced Resources International

2002-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of the dispersion of contaminants by a characteristic-based method with applications to the  

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of the thermal outflow of some power plants in the Huelva estuary was studied. The outline of the paper developed are presented: the dispersion of the plume of the Ebro river and the thermal outflow of powerNumerical simulation of the dispersion of contaminants by a characteristic-based method

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

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Spin-Mediated Consciousness: Theory, Experimental Studies, Further Development & Related Topics  

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We postulate that consciousness is intrinsically connected to quantum spin since the latter is the origin of quantum effects in both Bohm and Hestenes quantum formulisms and a fundamental quantum process associated with the structure of space-time. Applying these ideas to the particular structures and dynamics of the brain, we have developed a detailed model of quantum consciousness. We have also carried out experiments from the perspective of our theory to test the possibility of quantum-entangling the quantum entities inside the brain with those of an external chemical substance. We found that applying magnetic pulses to the brain when an anaesthetic was placed in between caused the brain to feel the effect of said anaesthetic as if the test subject had actually inhaled the same. We further found that drinking water exposed to magnetic pulses, laser light or microwave when an anaesthetic was placed in between also causes brain effects in various degrees. Additional experiments indicate that the said brain effect is indeed the consequence of quantum entanglement. Recently we have studied non-local effects in simple physics systems. We have found that the pH value, temperature and gravity of a liquid in the detecting reservoirs can be non-locally affected through manipulating another liquid in a remote reservoir quantum-entangled with the former. In particular, the pH value changes in the same direction as that being manipulated; the temperature can change against that of local environment; and the gravity can change against local gravity. We suggest that they are mediated by quantum entanglement between nuclear and/or electron spins in treated liquid and discuss the profound implications of these results. This paper now also includes materials on further development of the theory and related topics.

Huping Hu; Maoxin Wu

2002-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of sustainable development: A case study of Wuhan as a pilot city in China  

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Abstract Building resource-conserving and environmental-friendly society (referred to as “two-oriented society”, TOS) is an important way proposed by the Chinese government to achieve sustainable development. In this paper, a pilot city of constructing TOS in China-Wuhan is taken as a case to evaluate the performance of TOS from 2005 to 2012. Treating the indicators of TOS as multi-dimensional vectors, this paper proposes a methodological framework by integrating the methods of vector angle and Euclidean distance to measure the angle and distance between the vector of annual status of TOS and the vector of planning target of TOS. Based on this, the paper employs coordination (the angle between the two vectors) and effectiveness (the distance between the two vectors) to describe the performance of TOS and its subsystems, including economic development (ED), social and people's well-being (SW), resource consumption (RC), resource recycling (RR), environmental quality (EQ) and pollution control (PC). Moreover, grey relational analysis approach is used to analyse the core factors influencing TOS construction. Results reveal that the performance of TOS in Wuhan is continually improved in the study period while the performance of its subsystems shows several differences: (1) both coordination and effectiveness of TOS, ED and SW keep on improving, while those of EQ fluctuate; (2) the effectiveness of both RR and PC shows a downward trend while the coordination of them fluctuates; (3) the actual value of RC indicators reaches the planning targets. Based on the analysis of determinants, we suggest that strengthening technological ability and adding investment are extremely important to improve the performance of RC and PC. For the sake of improving RR, it is critical to provide more government public expenditure and encourage financial institutions to provide more loans to stimulate and support the businesses. Moreover, increasing the amount of R&D funding and maintaining steady external economic environment are proved to be effective to improve all subsystems of TOS.

Xiaohong Chen; Xiang Liu; Dongbin Hu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE NUMERICAL APPROXIMATION FOR THE INTEGRABILITY PROBLEM AND THE MEASURE OF WELFARE CHANGES, AND ITS APPLICATIONS  

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This dissertation mainly studied on numerical approximation methods as a solution of the integrability problem and the measure of welfare changes, and demonstrated how numerical algorithms can be applied in empirical studies ...

Lim, Sung Jin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Show me the money : a study of real estate development returns  

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This paper introduces three new tools for the analysis and replication of real estate development returns. In particular, this paper discusses advanced sensitivity analysis, real estate development return indexes and ...

Flowers, Matthew S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

We All Share One Planet: Comparative Case Studies in Education for Sustainable Development in India  

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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit. Energy,sustainable. These Barefoot solutions can be broadly categorized into solar energy, water, education,

Arribas Layton, Lucas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Diverting Waste, Conserving Natural Resources: Composting Toilets for the New SUB  

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..........................................................................................................................................13 Designing for sustainability: green buildingUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Diverting Waste­2008)........................................................................................................35 Appendix C: Maintenance manual for C.K. Choi Building at UBC .....................................41

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Ahmed Attieh, Andrew Chutskoff, Brandon Clague, Jonathan Bridle, Tyler Hawkins  

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an example of UBC's commitment to sustainability, climate change action, and green building innovationUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Ahmed Attieh, Andrew to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA). The information and findings

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Modeling the dynamics of a plasma bulge with a high specific energy in the upper atmosphere. 2. Numerical simulation and physical features of a large-scale plasma flow at its late development stage: A review  

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The results of three-dimensional calculations of a plasma flow caused by a cosmic nuclear explosion, performed in an MHD approximation, are presented. The main regularities and specific features of the develop...

E. L. Stupitsky; A. S. Kholodov

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oil and economic development in OPEC countries, with case studies about Iraq and Algeria  

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This dissertation examines the impact of the increase in oil prices in 1973 and thereafter on economic development in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in general, and in Iraq and Algeria in particular. It attempts to investigate the extent to which these countries have succeeded in utilizing oil revenues to achieve their projected goals: diversification of their economies in order to reduce dependence on exporting crude oil which is an exhaustible resource; and acceleration of the rate of growth of the non-oil sector in order to increase its contribution to GDP and foreign-exchange earnings as well as to maintain the growth of the economy in the post-oil age. While the increase in oil revenues greatly reduced the capital constraint to growth, it did not remove all other constraints at the same time. Thus, bottlenecks in transportation, institutions, skilled labor, raw and construction materials remained important obstacles. According to the criteria used by this study to judge the performance of the Iraqi and the Algerian economies after 1973, both countries did quite well. However, one of the findings about Iraq is that while the rate of growth of real per capita GDP accelerated after 1973, the rate of growth of real per capita non-oil GDP did not. Algeria succeeded in diversifying her economy, since the rate of growth of non-oil GDP accelerated after 1973, compared to the earlier period.

Al-Khalil, M.A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on the development of mossy zinc electrodeposits from flowing alkaline electrolytes  

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The initiation and characteristics of mossy zinc electrodeposits have been investigated. Batteries with zinc electrodes are candidates for electric vehicle applications; however, this electrode is prone to form non-compact deposits that contribute to capacity loss and battery failure. Moss is deposited when the current density is far from the limiting current. This morphology first appears only after the bulk deposit is approximately 1 {mu}m thick. In this investigation, the effects of flow rate (Re=0--4000), current density (0--50 mA/cm{sup 2}), concentration of the electroactive species (0.25 and 0.5 M), and the concentration of supporting electrolyte (3, 6, and 12 M) on the initiation of moss were examined. The rotating concentric cylinder electrode was employed for most of the experiments; and a flow channel was used to study the development of morphology. After the experiment, the deposit was characterized using microscopic, x-ray diffraction, and profilometric techniques. 94 refs., 72 figs.

Mc Vay, L.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Modeling of the Nucleation Conditions of Petal-Centerline  

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the Nucleation Conditions of Petal-Centerline the Nucleation Conditions of Petal-Centerline Fractures below a Borehole Floor, A Sensitivity Study and Application to the Coso Geothermal Field Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Numerical Modeling of the Nucleation Conditions of Petal-Centerline Fractures below a Borehole Floor, A Sensitivity Study and Application to the Coso Geothermal Field Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A boundary element model using Poly3D© has been developed to investigate the conditions in which the stress concentration below the floor of a borehole can cause tensile stress necessary to nucleate petal-centerline fractures. The remote stress state, borehole geometry, and traction boundary conditions on the borehole surface are taken from direct

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Integration of numerical analysis tools for automated numerical optimization of a transportation package design  

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The use of state-of-the-art numerical analysis tools to determine the optimal design of a radioactive material (RAM) transportation container is investigated. The design of a RAM package`s components involves a complex coupling of structural, thermal, and radioactive shielding analyses. The final design must adhere to very strict design constraints. The current technique used by cask designers is uncoupled and involves designing each component separately with respect to its driving constraint. With the use of numerical optimization schemes, the complex couplings can be considered directly, and the performance of the integrated package can be maximized with respect to the analysis conditions. This can lead to more efficient package designs. Thermal and structural accident conditions are analyzed in the shape optimization of a simplified cask design. In this paper, details of the integration of numerical analysis tools, development of a process model, nonsmoothness difficulties with the optimization of the cask, and preliminary results are discussed.

Witkowski, W.R.; Eldred, M.S.; Harding, D.C.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing  

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NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING A Thesis by JOSEPH BARNES WARNER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Maj or Subj ect...: Petroleum Engineering NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING A Thesis by JOSEPH BARNES WARNER Approved as to style and content by: S. A. Holditch (Chairman of Committee) D. D. Van Fleet (member) J. E. Russell (m be ) W. D. Von onten ( ead...

Warner, Joseph Barnes

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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PLUTO: a Numerical Code for Computational Astrophysics  

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We present a new numerical code, PLUTO, for the solution of hypersonic flows in 1, 2 and 3 spatial dimensions and different systems of coordinates. The code provides a multi-physics, multi-algorithm modular environment particularly oriented towards the treatment of astrophysical flows in presence of discontinuities. Different hydrodynamic modules and algorithms may be independently selected to properly describe Newtonian, relativistic, MHD or relativistic MHD fluids. The modular structure exploits a general framework for integrating a system of conservation laws, built on modern Godunov-type shock-capturing schemes. Although a plethora of numerical methods has been successfully developed over the past two decades, the vast majority shares a common discretization recipe, involving three general steps: a piecewise polynomial reconstruction followed by the solution of Riemann problems at zone interfaces and a final evolution stage. We have checked and validated the code against several benchmarks available in li...

Mignone, A; Massaglia, S; Matsakos, T; Tesileanu, O; Zanni, C; Ferrari, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PLUTO: a Numerical Code for Computational Astrophysics  

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We present a new numerical code, PLUTO, for the solution of hypersonic flows in 1, 2 and 3 spatial dimensions and different systems of coordinates. The code provides a multi-physics, multi-algorithm modular environment particularly oriented towards the treatment of astrophysical flows in presence of discontinuities. Different hydrodynamic modules and algorithms may be independently selected to properly describe Newtonian, relativistic, MHD or relativistic MHD fluids. The modular structure exploits a general framework for integrating a system of conservation laws, built on modern Godunov-type shock-capturing schemes. Although a plethora of numerical methods has been successfully developed over the past two decades, the vast majority shares a common discretization recipe, involving three general steps: a piecewise polynomial reconstruction followed by the solution of Riemann problems at zone interfaces and a final evolution stage. We have checked and validated the code against several benchmarks available in literature. Test problems in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions are discussed.

A. Mignone; G. Bodo; S. Massaglia; T. Matsakos; O. Tesileanu; C. Zanni; A. Ferrari

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of environmental and oceanographic real-time assessment system for the near-shore environment  

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of the constituents of interest. This study is focused on the development of a framework that couples real-time measurements and numerical simulation for tracking constituents in surface waters. The parameterization of the mixing and turbulent diffusion impacts...

Ojo, Temitope O.

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards the study of functional brain development in depression: An Interactive Specialization approach  

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University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA c The Edward Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington: Depression Brain Brain development Interactive Specialization Preschool depression Pediatric depression

Wang, Yan Mei

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Motorcycle safety in developing countries : a case study of Maoming, China .  

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??In the past few decades, the number of motorcycles has grown rapidly in developing countries; therefore, motorcycle safety has increasingly become a critical issue, particularly… (more)

Wu, Yuhao, Connor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent developments in atomic/nuclear methodologies used for the study of cultural heritage objects  

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Archaeometry is an area established in the international community since the 60s, with extensive use of atomic-nuclear methods in the characterization of art, archaeological and cultural heritage objects in general. In Brazil, however, until the early '90s, employing methods of physics, only the area of archaeological dating was implemented. It was only after this period that Brazilian groups became involved in the characterization of archaeological and art objects with these methodologies. The Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Physics, State University of Londrina (LFNA/UEL) introduced, pioneered in 1994, Archaeometry and related issues among its priority lines of research, after a member of LFNA has been involved in 1992 with the possibilities of tomography in archaeometry, as well as the analysis of ancient bronzes by EDXRF. Since then, LFNA has been working with PXRF and Portable Raman in several museums in Brazil, in field studies of cave paintings and in the laboratory with material sent by archaeologists, as well as carrying out collaborative work with new groups that followed in this area. From 2003/2004 LAMFI/DFN/IFUSP and LIN/COPPE/UFRJ began to engage in the area, respectively with methodologies using ion beams and PXRF, then over time incorporating other techniques, followed later by other groups. Due to the growing number of laboratories and institutions/archaeologists/conservators interested in these applications, in may 2012 was created a network of available laboratories, based at http://www.dfn.if.usp.br/lapac. It will be presented a panel of recent developments and applications of these methodologies by national groups, as well as a sampling of what has been done by leading groups abroad.

Appoloni, Carlos Roberto [Departamento de Fisica, CCE, Universidade Estadual de Londrina - UEL, P.O.Box 6001, CEP 86055-990, Londrina, PR (Brazil)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of analytical techniques to study H2s poisoning of PEMFCs and components  

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Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are sensitive to impurities that may be present in either the oxidizer or fuel. H{sub 2}S, even at the ppb level, will have a dramatic and adverse affect on fuel cell performance. Not only is it important to know a particular material's affinity to adsorb H{sub 2}S, when considering materials for PEMFC applications, issues such as permeation and crossover rates also become extremely important Several experimental methods have been developed to quantify H{sub 2}S adsorption onto surfaces and to quantify H{sub 2}S permeation through Nafion(reg.) membranes using readily available and inexpensive Ag/AgS ion probes. In addition to calculating the H{sub 2}S uptake on commonly used XC-72 carbon supports and PtlXC-72 catalysts, the H{sub 2}S permeability through dry and humidified Nafion(reg.) PEMFC membranes was also studied using these specialized techniques. In each ion probe experiment performed, a sulfide anti-oxidant buffer solution was used to trap and concentrate trace quantities of H{sub 2}S during the course of the measurement. Crossover experiments were conducted for up to 24 hours in order to achieve sulfide ion concentrations high enough to be precisely determined by subsequent titration with Pb(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}. By using these techniques, we have confirmed H{sub 2}S crossover in Nafion(reg.) membranes and have calculated preliminary rates of H{sub 2}S crossover.

Brosha, Eric L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Uribe, Francisco A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garzon, Fernando H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Public service impacts of geothermal development: cumulative impacts study of the Geysers KGRA. Final staff report  

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The number of workers currently involved in the various aspects of geothermal development in the Geysers are identified. Using two different development scenarios, projections are made for the number of power plants needed to reach the electrical generation capacity of the steam resource in the Geysers. The report also projects the cumulative number of workers needed to develop the steam field and to construct, operate, and maintain these power plants. Although the number of construction workers fluctuates, most are not likely to become new, permanent residents of the KGRA counties. The administrative and public service costs of geothermal development to local jurisdications are examined, and these costs are compared to geothermal revenues accruing to the local governments. Revenues do not cover the immediate fiscal needs resulting from increases in local road maintenance and school enrollment attributable to geothermal development. Several mitigation options are discussed and a framework presented for calculating mitigation costs for school and road impacts.

Matthews, K.M.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Agricultural Development Assessments and Strategies in Post Conflict Settings: An Empirical Case Study of Eight Southern Iraqi Provinces  

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. It was found that Iraqi agricultural production lags due to many factors, including counter productive government policies that undermine productivity, distort local economies, and confound security issues and competition via subsidized credit... AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS AND STRATEGIES IN POST CONFLICT SETTINGS: AN EMPIRICAL CASE STUDY OF EIGHT SOUTHERN IRAQI PROVINCES A Record of Study by JAMES C. HAFER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies...

Hafer, James C.

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

414

Cumulative impacts study of The Geysers KGRA: public-service impacts of geothermal development  

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Geothermal development in The Geysers KGRA has affected local public services and fiscal resources in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa counties. Each of these counties underwent rapid population growth between 1970 and 1980, some of which can be attributed to geothermal development. The number of workers currently involved in the various aspects of geothermal development in The Geysers is identified. Using three different development scenarios, projections are made for the number of power plants needed to reach the electrical generation capacity of the steam resource in The Geysers. The report also projects the cumulative number of workers needed to develop the steam field and to construct, operate, and maintain these power plants. Although the number of construction workers fluctuates, most are not likely to become new, permanent residents of the KGRA counties. The administrative and public service costs of geothermal development to local jurisdictions are examined and compared to geothermal revenues accruing to the local governments. Revenues do not cover the immediate fiscal needs resulting from increases in local road maintenance and school enrollment attributable to geothermal development. Several mitigation options are discussed, and a framework is presented for calculating mitigation costs per unit of public service.

Matthews, K.M.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Study of the influential leaders, power structure, community decisions, and geothermal energy development in Imperial County, California  

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The economy of Imperial County, California, is now dominated by agriculture, but economic studies indicate that the emerging geothermal sector could grow to a size comparable to that of agriculture. The purpose of this study is to discover the kind of power structure operating in Imperial County, the influential leaders, the source of their power, their probable reactions to geothermal development, and the possible effects geothermal development will have on the power structure. Several social science research methods are used to identify the influential leaders and to describe the power structure in Imperial County. An analysis of the opinions of leadership and the public shows the likely response to geothermal development. The power structure analysis, combined with forecasts of the economic effects of geothermal development, indicates the ways in which the power structure itself may change.

Butler, E.W.; Hall, C.H.; Pick, J.B.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Causality between financial development and economic growth: a case study on selected middle eastern countries  

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cases, and no significant relation between financial development and economic growth in one case. The significance of the relations varies on case-specific basis. I also control for three indices of civil liberties, economic and political freedom...

Alrayes, Massa Waddah

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

417

Further development of the RBLM model to study the impacts of greenery on urban thermal environment  

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A forest canopy model is developed and coupled into the Regional Boundary Layer Model (RBLM) to fully consider the vertical structure of tree morphology. Instead of a slab surface model former used to represent trees in RBLM, the new version ...

JIANBO YANG; HONGNIAN LIU; JIANNING SUN; YAN ZHU; XUEYUAN WANG; ZHE XIONG; WEIMEI JIANG

418

Social enterprise as a rights-based approach to development : a comparative study of two organizations  

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Social enterprise has emerged as a potential new way to combat poverty and conduct development interventions. Social enterprise uses business methods to achieve financial sustainability for organizations seeking to create ...

Brine, Derek Christopher

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

The QUARTIC Process Model for Developing Serious Games: ‘Green My Place’ Case Study  

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Software engineering for pedagogy and game design for entertainment produce very different requirements and generate unique kinds of practical difficulties. The design and development of serious games relies h...

Benjamin Cowley

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Modelling energy-economy interactions in small developing countries : a case study of Sri Lanka  

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This report is addressed at modelling energy-economy interactions in small developing countries, those with populations less than 20 million or so and where neither the industrial or energy sectors are dominant. The overall ...

Blitzer, Charles R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STUDY AND ANALYSIS ON TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION NETWORK OF RURAL POWER GRID  

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This paper describes the technology and transferring mode of rural power grid’s information network, analyses technology of communication system of electric power grid in rural area, chooses a new develop ... on ...

Weiying Li

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Amir Mehdi Dehkhoda  

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ability to catalyze transesterification of vegetable oils (i.e., Canola Oil) and esterification of free for transesterification of triglyceride-based oils such as Canola Oil. The first step in catalyst development approach

423

Rapid Application Development for Small and Medium Businesses, A Case Study  

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analysis has revealed that its existing customer base wants the convenience of shopping from home. The company would like to develop a web application rapidly to gain maximum benefits; however the company lacks Information Technology resources due to budget...

Shetty, Kanaka

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

424

A Sustainable and Economically Recycling Real Estate Development Project: A Case Study for Istanbul Park  

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Nowadays, together with the globalization fact, an effort is given to rebuild the environment. These models have been developed without taking natural and ecological corruption in to consideration. They just take...

H. Demir; F. Balik Sanli; M. Gur; C. Goksel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Cladding System Development Trade-Off Study  

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The Advanced Light Water Reactor (LWR) Nuclear Fuel Development Research and Development (R&D) Pathway encompasses strategic research focused on improving reactor core economics and safety margins through the development of an advanced fuel cladding system. To achieve significant operating improvements while remaining within safety boundaries, significant steps beyond incremental improvements in the current generation of nuclear fuel are required. Fundamental improvements are required in the areas of nuclear fuel composition, cladding integrity, and the fuel/cladding interaction to allow power uprates and increased fuel burn-up allowance while potentially improving safety margin through the adoption of an “accident tolerant” fuel system that would offer improved coping time under accident scenarios. With a development time of about 20 – 25 years, advanced fuel designs must be started today and proven in current reactors if future reactor designs are to be able to use them with confidence.

Kristine Barrett; Shannon Bragg-Sitton

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

A Study of Aerosol Impacts on Clouds and Precipitation Development in a Large Winter Cyclone  

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Aerosols influence cloud and precipitation development in complex ways due to myriad feedbacks at a variety of scales from individual clouds through entire storm systems. This paper describes the implementation, testing, and results of a newly ...

Gregory Thompson; Trude Eidhammer

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Development of Analytical Methods Coupled to Microdialysis Sampling for Studying Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress  

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generation would increase in biological systems due to induced oxidative stress. In one investigation, a capillary electrophoresis (CE) method with ultra-violet (UV) detection was developed employing pH-mediated stacking, an on-column preconcentration...

Hoque, Md Ehsanul

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

428

Develop high energy high power Li-ion battery cathode materials : a first principles computational study  

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develop the high energy high power cathode materials for LIBNew Cathode Material for Batteries of High- Energy Density.High Energy High Power Li-ion Battery Cathode Materials A

Xu, Bo; Xu, Bo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

"Developing new or improved catalytic materials by studying how the structure of  

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RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS � The mechanism of selective oxidation of aqueous glycerol, ethanol, and 5- hydroxymethylfurfural at high pH over Pt and Au catalysts requires molecular oxygen for the oxidation

Acton, Scott

430

Study on the Model of Coal Industry Cycle Economic Development and Evaluation System  

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Firstly, the development status and existing problems of China’s coal industry is analyzed. Then, the circular ... . In order to achieve the rationalization of coal exploration and use, the circular economy and coal

Bo Wang; Wei Jiang; Ji-hui Zhang…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

RELAP-7 Numerical Stabilization: Entropy Viscosity Method  

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The RELAP-7 code is the next generation nuclear reactor system safety analysis code being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The code is based on the INL's modern scientific software development framework, MOOSE (Multi-Physics Object Oriented Simulation Environment). The overall design goal of RELAP-7 is to take advantage of the previous thirty years of advancements in computer architecture, software design, numerical integration methods, and physical models. The end result will be a reactor systems analysis capability that retains and improves upon RELAP5's capability and extends the analysis capability for all reactor system simulation scenarios. RELAP-7 utilizes a single phase and a novel seven-equation two-phase flow models as described in the RELAP-7 Theory Manual (INL/EXT-14-31366). The basic equation systems are hyperbolic, which generally require some type of stabilization (or artificial viscosity) to capture nonlinear discontinuities and to suppress advection-caused oscillations. This report documents one of the available options for this stabilization in RELAP-7 -- a new and novel approach known as the entropy viscosity method. Because the code is an ongoing development effort in which the physical sub models, numerics, and coding are evolving, so too must the specific details of the entropy viscosity stabilization method. Here the fundamentals of the method in their current state are presented.

R. A. Berry; M. O. Delchini; J. Ragusa

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Propensity to export and effects on cluster development: a comparative study of the Cyprus and Greek solar thermal clusters  

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Access to sophisticated demand is critical for cluster upgrading in developing countries. Despite this, the role of exports in cluster development has not been adequately researched. This study tries to answer two questions; what are the factors that increase the propensity of a cluster to successfully engage in exports and how exports affect cluster upgrading. In order to isolate the effect of exports, two clusters are studied, the Cyprus and the Greek solar thermal clusters. Despite the fact that these two clusters emerged in similar environments, today they present some distinct differences which could be explained by the different levels of success in exporting. Our findings suggest that the export vision shared among cluster participants, and the collaboration to achieve the vision are of critical importance in penetrating sophisticated export markets. This study highlights the positive influence of exports on cluster development and provides managers and policy makers with an indication of which factors contribute to successful exporting.

Andreas Petrou; Christos Maxoulis; Harris Haralambous

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Numerical Test of Born-Oppenheimer Approximation in Chaotic Systems  

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We study the validity of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in chaotic dynamics. Using numerical solutions of autonomous Fermi accelerators, we show that the general adiabatic conditions can be interpreted as the narrowness of the chaotic region in phase space.

Jeong-Bo Shim; Mahir S. Hussein; Martina Hentschel

2009-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

434

Numerical model of planar heterojunction organic solar cells  

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We present a numerical study of the effects of the energy barrier between the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of the acceptor layer and the cathode, the thicknesses of the donor layer and acceptor layer on th...

ChaoZhu Ma; YingQuan Peng; RunSheng Wang; RongHua Li…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Effective conductivity of loaded granular materials by numerical simulation  

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...studied by numerical simulation. The particles are smooth uniform spheres with...granular assemblages of frictional particles (God- dard et al. 1993, 1994) in...packed granular materials with high particle-to-medium conductivity ratio...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Tracer method in numerical simulation of combustion processes  

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Fuel-rich laminar flat hydrogen-methane-air flames are studied numerically using the tracer method. It is found that, in the near-limit mixture, hydrogen has an advantage in the oxidation by oxygen. As the sto...

V. A. Bunev; A. V. Baklanov; I. G. Namyatov…

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Numerical aspects of 3D stellar winds  

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This paper explores and compares the pitfalls of modelling the three-dimensional wind of a spherical star with a cartesian grid. Several numerical methods are compared, using either uniform and stretched grid or adaptative mesh refinement (AMR). An additional numerical complication is added, when an orbiting planet is considered. In this case a rotating frame is added to the model such that the orbiting planet is at rest in the frame of work. The three-dimensional simulations are systematically compared to an equivalent two-dimensional, axisymmetric simulation. The comparative study presented here suggests to limit the rotation rate of the rotating frame below the rotating frame of the star and provides guidelines for further three-dimensional modelling of stellar winds in the context of close-in star-planet interactions.

Strugarek, A; Matt, S P; Reville, V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Numerical tools applied to power reactor noise analysis  

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In this paper, the development of numerical tools allowing the determination of the neutron noise in power reactors is reported. These tools give the space-dependence of the fluctuations of the neutron flux induced by fluctuating properties of the medium in the 2-group diffusion approximation and in a 2-dimensional representation of heterogeneous systems. Some applications of these tools to power reactor noise analysis are then described. These applications include the unfolding of the noise source from the resulting neutron noise measured at a few discrete locations throughout the core, the study of the space-dependence of the Decay Ratio in Boiling Water Reactors, the noise-based estimation of the Moderator Temperature Coefficient of reactivity in Pressurized Water Reactors, the modeling of shell-mode core barrel vibrations in Pressurized Water Reactors, and the investigation of the validity of the point-kinetic approximation in subcritical systems. (authors)

Demaziere, C.; Pazsit, I. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, SE-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 2000; 47:15691603  

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 2000; 47:1569­1603

Thompson, Lonny L.

440

Implementation of SPC with FMEA in less-developed industries with a case study in car battery manufactory  

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Continuous improvement is an important aspect for companies to maintain their position in today's market, and process control can provide this capability for them. This study aims to facilitate implementing statistical process control (SPC) in less-developed industries. Due to reaching this goal, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) has been employed. FMEA helps the SPC implementation either in process selection or output analysis. Also, this integration has been applied in a car battery industry that is a less-developed industry as a case study. As a result, this paper provides an innovation to use engineering tools in some places which are not mature adequately.

Hadi Akbarzade Khorshidi; Indra Gunawan; Fathollah Esmaeilzadeh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A cross-national study of the pattern of modernization in the developing countries, 1965-75  

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A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY OF THE PATTERN OF MODERNIZATION IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, 1965-75 A Thesis by KWOK-ON FRANKIE CHOI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1979 Major Subjects Sociology A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY OF THE PATTERN OF MODERNI2ATION IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES I 1965-1975 A Thesis by KWOK-ON FRANKIE CHOI Approved as to style and content bye Chairman of Committee Dr...

Choi, Kwok-on Frankie

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

442

Vegetation component of geothermal EIS studies: Introduced plants, ecosystem stability, and geothermal development  

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This paper contributes new information about the impacts from introduced plant invasions on the native Hawaiian vegetation as consequences of land disturbance and geothermal development activities. In this regard, most geothermal development is expected to act as another recurring source of physical disturbance which favors the spread and maintenance of introduced organisms throughout the region. Where geothermal exploration and development activities extend beyond existing agricultural and residential development, they will become the initial or sole source of disturbance to the naturalized vegetation of the area. Kilauea has a unique ecosystem adapted to the dynamics of a volcanically active landscape. The characteristics of this ecosystem need to be realized in order to understand the major threats to the ecosystem and to evaluate the effects of and mitigation for geothermal development in Puna. The native Puna vegetation is well adapted to disturbances associated with volcanic eruption, but it is ill-adapted to compete with alien plant species in secondary disturbances produced by human activities. Introduced plant and animal species have become a major threat to the continued presence of the native biota in the Puna region of reference.

NONE

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Numerical Modelling of Interaction between  

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plasma in arc furnace used in toxic waste destruction Plasma etching semiconductor High intensity arc lamp Electrode temperature after 1ms of arcing with power density of 3x109 W.m-2 Electrode temperatureNumerical Modelling of Interaction between the Electric Arc and Electrodes Principal researcher: W

Sóbester, András

444

ALGEBRAIC AND NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS 1  

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ALGEBRAIC AND NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS 1 Ioannis Z. Emiris National Kapodistrian University of Athens as manipulation with truncated series and algebraic sets. Such problems can be solved based on the error by employing various nontrivial computational techniques such as the Euclidean algorithm and continuous

Tsigaridas, Elias

445

ALGEBRAIC AND NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS1  

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ALGEBRAIC AND NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS1 Ioannis Z. Emiris National Kapodistrian University of Athens as manipulation with truncated series and algebraic sets. Such problems can be solved based on the error by employing various nontrivial computational techniques such as the Euclidean algorithm and continuous

Tsigaridas, Elias

446

FE-Funded Study Released on Key Factors Affecting China Shale Gas Development  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

As many people know, over the past decade the United States has experienced a shale gas revolution that has beneficially transformed its energy landscape. In witnessing this transformation, other nations with significant shale resources are understandably interested in pursuing the responsible development of their domestic reserves, and achieving for their people accompanying economic, energy security and environmental benefits.

447

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report ZHENGXIANG QIU  

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­ the UBC LCA Project ­ which aims to support the development of the field of life cycle assessment (LCA November 18, 2013 #12;2013 Henry Angus LCA 1 Executive Summary LCA aims to compilation and evaluation involved in the LCA analysis to improve their sustainability. The report would discuss how LCA methodology

448

Study on Telexistence (XLIV) Development of Master-Slave System for Mutual Telexistence  

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where the robot is working in. The robot is painted with retro-reflective material and can act as screens for HMP (Head Mounted Projector). So the robot is seen as if it is the operator by the projection master-slave system for remote manipulation experiments is being designed and developed. The robot built

Tachi, Susumu

449

Lessons for Chinese mega-mall development : a case study of the South China Mall  

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China is embracing mega-mall development: Seven out of the ten largest shopping malls in the world will have been located in China by the year 2010. All the completed mega-malls are now suffering from high vacancy rates ...

Ai, Lu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Wind Power and Ecotourism: : A Study of Sustainable Development on the Ground in Møre and Romsdal.  

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??This is a study of wind power and ecotourism in Møre and Romsdal. Wind power seen as renewable and “clean” energy production while ecotourism is… (more)

Barker, Annemarie

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Numerical characterization of a tomographic system for online dose measurements in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy  

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A tomographic system for online dose measurements in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) based on the measurement of a specific 478 keV {gamma}-ray emitted after the neutron capture in boron is being developed. In the present work we study by means of Monte Carlo numerical simulations the effects of the finite spatial resolution and the limited number of counts, i. e. the statistical noise, on the reconstructed image contrast of numerical phantoms. These phantoms, of simple geometry, mimic the tumor (specific) and the normal tissue (non specific) boron concentrations. The simulated projection data were reconstructed using the expectation-maximization maximum-likelihood algorithm. These studies will help in the improvement of BNCT dosimetry.

Minsky, D. M.; Valda, A. A.; Somacal, H. [Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia (UNSAM), San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Dpto. de Fisica, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Burlon, A. A. [Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia (UNSAM), San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Dpto. de Fisica, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Fundacion J.B. Sauberan (Argentina); Kreiner, A. J. [Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia (UNSAM), San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Dpto. de Fisica, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET (Argentina)

2007-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

452

Implementing a global fund for feed-in tariffs in developing countries: A case study of Tanzania  

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Feed-in tariffs are the world’s most prevalent renewable energy policy and have driven approximately 75% of the world’s installed PV capacity and 45% of the world’s wind energy capacity. Although approximately 28 developing countries have enacted national feed-in tariffs, market growth in developing countries has been slow because of a range of technical, regulatory, and financial barriers. This paper uses the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) concept to explore potential international support for renewable energy in developing countries. This paper reviews the GET FiT concept and discusses the key mitigation strategies that it proposes to employ. The paper also provides a short case study of how GET FiT might be targeted to support a feed-in tariff policy in a specific developing country, Tanzania.

Wilson Rickerson; Christina Hanley; Chad Laurent; Chris Greacen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Centre for Sustainable Information Management: A Business Plan  

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/documents management. #12;The Centre for Sustainable Information Management (CSIM): A Business Plan iii The design of the CSIM building will be Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The facilityUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Centre for Sustainable

454

Suggestions for dealership development to suit needs of a new kind of John Deere customer: a study of  

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and development programs for John Deere dealerships. The following objectives were used to guide the study: 1) To describe demographics of Â?large property owners,Â? 2) To describe Â?large property ownersÂ?Â? needs and wants for the farm equipment dealership...

Pospeshnova, Maria Alexandrovna

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

455

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems  

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for the new SUB roof. When it comes to sustainability, having the building be as green as possible into sustainability. The amount of water saved within the 100 year life span of the new SUB building is crucialUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New

456

Until recently, almost everything known about the molecular controls of early neural development came from studies in  

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development came from studies in amphibians. It is now possible to misexpress factors in chick embryos discovered that a special region of the gastrula-stage amphibian embryo, the dorsal lip of the blastopore anterior neural ridge AVE anterior visceral endoderm (mouse) BMP bone morphogenetic protein Dkk-1 Dickkopf

Stern, Claudio

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report EMPOWERING EATERS TO MAKE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY CHOICES: A PUBLIC EDUCATION  

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Website Interactive GameError! Bookmark not defined. #12;3 #12;4 ABSTRACT The UBC Food System Project stakeholders from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm and the 100-Mile Diet SocietyUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report EMPOWERING EATERS TO MAKE

458

UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report David Goertsen, Ehssan Ghahremani, Isaac Choi, Jackie Dang, Vineet Mahendru  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report David Goertsen, Ehssan the students of APSC 262 to research and identify a vehicle capable of delivering multiple orders throughout campus. The vehicle needed to handle a specific amount of food in a given time period, while being

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Triple bottom line assessment of transport options for the UBC farm  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Triple bottom line and analyzes viable vehicle options to be used at the UBC Farm using Triple bottom line assessment. These options include powering the vehicle with the traditional fossil fuels, natural gas, biodiesel, or use

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Marketing Strategies for Commercializing the Small Diameter Douglas-fir  

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UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Marketing Strategies the current status of the subject matter of a project/report". #12;WOOD 465 ASSIGNMENT Marketing Strategies may think of this huge market and find a new way to commercialize our small diameter Douglas

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Cutting energy costs in multifamily housing: Practical case studies for the builder and developer  

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This book is based on an expert evaluation of nine existing and three proposed multifamily housing projects across the US. The existing buildings include three lowrise projects (three to four stories), six midrises (five to seven stories), and three highrise buildings (nine to thirty-nine stories). Two projects were designed and built in the late 1950's, two in the late 1960's, and five late in the ''energy-crisis'' of the 1970's. The existing projects range from municipally subsidized elderly housing, to HUD Section-8 suburban developments, to luxury urban highrise buildings. The three ''future'' buildings, designed by the NAHB research team, were based on trends anticipated in the multifamily industry by IREM and NAHB leaders, over the next five years. The key trends identified were: downsizing of units (by 10 to 20%); increased project size (in number of units), denser developments (more midrise and highrise projects), and increased amenities - all in the context of more affordable housing.

Whiddon, W.I.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The Informal Sector and Economic Development in Latin America: A Brief Study of the Chilean Model  

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.9 94.2 95.8 % of students finishing secondary education 30.2 59.2 67.5 Birth rate source: CIA World Fact Book, 2009....6 28.6 7.7 GDP and infant mortality rate source: CIA World Fact Book, 2009; Adult literacy rate and life expectancy at birth source: UNDP Human Development Report, 2006. Table 4. Urban Population Employed...

Lee, Jordan

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

463

Calendar Life Studies of Advanced Technology Development Program Gen 1 Lithium Ion Batteries  

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This report presents the test results of a special calendar-life test conducted on 18650-size, prototype, lithium-ion battery cells developed to establish a baseline chemistry and performance for the Advanced Technology Development Program. As part of electrical performance testing, a new calendar-life test protocol was used. The test consisted of a once-per-day discharge and charge pulse designed to have minimal impact on the cell yet establish the performance of the cell over a period of time such that the calendar life of the cell could be determined. The calendar life test matrix included two states of charge (i.e., 60 and 80%) and four temperatures (40, 50, 60, and 70°C). Discharge and regen resistances were calculated from the test data. Results indicate that both discharge and regen resistance increased nonlinearly as a function of the test time. The magnitude of the discharge and regen resistance depended on the temperature and state of charge at which the test was conducted. The calculated discharge and regen resistances were then used to develop empirical models that may be useful to predict the calendar life or the cells.

Wright, Randy Ben; Motloch, Chester George

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cycle Life Studies of Advanced Technology Development Program Gen 1 Lithium Ion Batteries  

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This report presents the test results of a special calendar-life test conducted on 18650-size, prototype, lithium-ion battery cells developed to establish a baseline chemistry and performance for the Advanced Technology Development Program. As part of electrical performance testing, a new calendar-life test protocol was used. The test consisted of a once-per-day discharge and charge pulse designed to have minimal impact on the cell yet establish the performance of the cell over a period of time such that the calendar life of the cell could be determined. The calendar life test matrix included two states of charge (i.e., 60 and 80%) and four temperatures (40, 50, 60, and 70°C). Discharge and regen resistances were calculated from the test data. Results indicate that both discharge and regen resistance increased nonlinearly as a function of the test time. The magnitude of the discharge and regen resistance depended on the temperature and state of charge at which the test was conducted. The calculated discharge and regen resistances were then used to develop empirical models that may be useful to predict the calendar life or the cells.

Wright, Randy Ben; Motloch, Chester George

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT STUDIES ON THE BIOCONVERSION OF CELLULOSE AND PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL  

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OF CELLULOSE AND PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL under auspices of22 Mohammad Riaz ETHANOL FERMENTATION STUDIES II I. A. B.Hydrolyzates to Ethanol J2 Ren-Der Yang

Wilke, C.R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of a non invasive image matching method to study spine biomechanics  

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Research on spine biomechanics is critical to understand pathology such as degenerative changes and low back pain. However, current study on in-vivo spine biomechanics is limited by the complex anatomy and invasive ...

Wang, Shaobai

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Development of Model-Based Air Pollution Exposure Metrics for Use in Epidemiologic Studies  

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Population-based epidemiological studies of air pollution have traditionally relied upon imperfect surrogates of personal exposures, such as area-wide ambient air pollution levels based on readily available conce...

V. Isakov; M. Snyder; D. Heist; S. Perry…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

An exploratory study of the multiplier effect as a component of staff development  

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Part of Curriculum, Grade Level, or Standards; Restrictions on Time, Space, or Resources; Not My Teaching Subject; and Additional Comments. The inferences based on the findings of this research study support the effectiveness of the multiplier effect...

Bynum, Katie Carol

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The career development of successful Hispanic administrators in higher education: a Delphi study  

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The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to identify the successful experiences and strategies implemented by Hispanic administrators who have a successful career in higher education and (2) to take a futuristic look at the careers of Hispanic...

Silva, Rito , Jr.

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational studies of hydrogen storage materials and the development of related methods  

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Computational methods, including density functional theory and the cluster expansion formalism, are used to study materials for hydrogen storage. The storage of molecular hydrogen in the metal-organic framework with formula ...

Mueller, Timothy Keith

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a GIS as an analytical tool for instream flow determinations: Two case studies  

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While many standard applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software involve production of maps and overlays useful for planning and resource management, it also offers powerful analytical capabilities. These attributes of GIS can be useful in impact assessment, mitigation planning, and resource enhancement associated with the relicensing of hydroelectric projects. This paper describes two such applications where GIS was integrated into instream flow investigations. The first involves the application of GIS mapping techniques to develop functional relationships between streamflow and foraging habitat for bald eagles. In the second application, GIS is used to evaluate boating suitability at critical passage areas under different river flows.

Hanson, D.F. [EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Lafayette, CA (United States); Running, S.K. [Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Ramon, CA (United States); Leonard, P.M. [EDAW, Inc., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of anelastic flow and numerical treatment via finite elements  

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In this report, we reconsider the various approximations made to the full equations of motion and energy transport for treating low-speed flows with significant temperature induced property variations. This entails assessment of the development of so-called anelastic for low-Mach number flows outside the range of validity of the Boussinesq equations. An integral part of this assessment is the development of a finite element-based numerical scheme for obtaining approximate numerical solutions to this class of problems. Several formulations were attempted and are compared.

Martinez, M.J.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Recreation as a factor in home site development on Lake Livingston, Texas -- a comparative study  

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for gradu- ate studies, but has served on my committee as well. To Mrs. Loraine Howard, who graciously gave her financial and moral support to my entire educational process, and to my wife Donna, for her tolerance during these past two busy years... for gradu- ate studies, but has served on my committee as well. To Mrs. Loraine Howard, who graciously gave her financial and moral support to my entire educational process, and to my wife Donna, for her tolerance during these past two busy years...

DeLoney, James A

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

474

Gene Expression Analyses and Association Studies of Wood Development Genes in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.)  

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for the selected genes of this project. 4 Genetic variation in pines has been studied extensively because of a high level of variation in natural populations (Hamrick and Godt 1996; Ledig 1998). Gene expression analysis is a valuable tool for generating...

Palle, Sreenath Reddy

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Weiss Building & Development, LLC., Custom Home, Downer Grove, IL  

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Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Downers Grove, IL that scored HERS 35 without PV. This 3,600 ft2 custom home has advanced framed walls with R-23 dense-packed fiberglass plus R-13 rigid polyiso, a sealed attic with open-cell spray foam, a pier foundation, and 95% efficient gas furnace.

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Algological Studies 100 95-105 Stuttgart, December 2000 Cell wall development, microfibril and pyrenoid  

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and pyrenoid structure in type strains of Chlorella vulgaris, C. kessleri, C sorokiniana compared with C glucosamine-type Chlorella species (C. vulgarisvar. vulgaris, C. kessleri,C. sorokiniana), forming a related of microfibrils in all studied speciesis about 5 nm. Key words: Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta, Chlorella vulgaris

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Studies of asphalt air blowing and development of a new short-term aging technique  

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In this work asphalt air blowing has been studied from two perspectives. First, the process itself was investigated in terms of the effect of air-blowing conditions on the properties of the asphalt materials obtained. It was found that according...

Vassiliev, Nicolai

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fish Embryos Exposed to Oil From BP Spill Develop Deformities, a Study Finds  

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24, 2014 Embryos of tuna and amberjack that were exposed to crude oil collected from the Deepwater of Mexico when the disaster occurred. An explosion and fire nearly four years ago spewed roughly 4.1 million and Australia, affirmed recent studies showing that components of crude oil deformed the embryos of herring

Grosell, Martin

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Abstract 64: Development of homogeneous non-radioactive assays for studying histone 3 methyltransferases and demethylases  

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...positives/negatives). In this study, we describe homogeneous (mix-and-read) assays for measuring the catalytic activity of...homogeneous assay (AlphaLISA) and time-resolved fluorescence energy transfer (LANCE). The EZH2 complex (which methylates histone...

Mireille Caron; Julie Blouin; Claire Normand; Anne Labonté; Hendrick Plante; Mathieu Arcand; Lucille Beaudet; and Jaime Padrós

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Tests of the Improved Fermilab Action  

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Recently, the Fermilab heavy-quark action was extended to include dimension-six and -seven operators in order to reduce the discretization errors. In this talk, we present results of the first numerical simulations with this action (the OK action), where we study the masses of the quarkonium and heavy-light systems. We calculate combinations of masses designed to test improvement and compare results obtained with the OK action to their counterparts obtained with the clover action. Our preliminary results show a clear improvement.

C. Detar; A. S. Kronfeld; M. B. Oktay

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Dwell Development, Seattle, WA, Systems Home  

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

Dwell Dwell Development Seattle, WA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, StreetScape Development, LLC, Libertyville, IL, Custom  

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StreetScape StreetScape Development, LLC Libertyville, IL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

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Bringing Automated Model Checking to PLC Program Development - A CERN Case Study  

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Verification of critical software is a high priority but a challenging task for industrial control systems. Model checking appears to be an appropriate approach for this purpose. However, this technique is not widely used in industry yet, due to some obstacles. The main obstacles encountered when trying to apply formal verification techniques at industrial installations are the difficulty of creating models out of PLC programs and defining formally the specification requirements. In addition, models produced out of real-life programs have a huge state space, thus preventing the verification due to performance issues. Our work at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) focuses on developing efficient automatic verification methods for industrial critical installations based on PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) control systems. In this paper, we present a tool generating automatically formal models out of PLC code. The tool implements a general methodology which can support several input languages, ...

Fernandez Adiego, B; Tournier, J-C; Blanco Vinuela, E; Gonzalez Suarez, V M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate Scale Water Quality Model  

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The Salish Sea, including Puget Sound, is a large estuarine system bounded by over seven thousand miles of complex shorelines, consists of several subbasins and many large inlets with distinct properties of their own. Pacific Ocean water enters Puget Sound through the Strait of Juan de Fuca at depth over the Admiralty Inlet sill. Ocean water mixed with freshwater discharges from runoff, rivers, and wastewater outfalls exits Puget Sound through the brackish surface outflow layer. Nutrient pollution is considered one of the largest threats to Puget Sound. There is considerable interest in understanding the effect of nutrient loads on the water quality and ecological health of Puget Sound in particular and the Salish Sea as a whole. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a coupled hydrodynamic and water quality model. The water quality model simulates algae growth, dissolved oxygen, (DO) and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound to inform potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or control human impacts to DO levels in the sensitive areas. The project did not include any additional data collection but instead relied on currently available information. This report describes model development effort conducted during the period 2009 to 2012 under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement with PNNL, Ecology, and the University of Washington awarded under the National Estuary Program

Khangaonkar, Tarang; Sackmann, Brandon S.; Long, Wen; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Roberts, Mindy

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modelling of ground water flow using MODFLOW, Indian Journal of Science, 2013, 2(4), 86-92, www.discovery.org.in  

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management approaches. However, there should be no expectation of a single `true' model, and model outputsRESEARCH Kumar, Numerical modelling of ground water flow using MODFLOW, Indian Journal of Science management or impact of new development scenarios. However, if the modelling studies are not well designed

Kumar, C.P.

486

Study and development of tunable, single mode AlGaAs/GaAs lasers  

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Liquid phase epitaxy has been employed in this study to fabricate two-section wavelength tunable lasers. GaAs/AlGaAs and In GaAsP/InP material system have been used for fabricating the lasers. Both direct (butt) coupling and evanescent coupling approaches have been studied. The complications associated with the regrowth process have been responsible for poor laser performance. Some DBR gratings for three-section lasers have been made using the electron beam lithography at UCSD. A simple set up has been tested to measure the wavelength shift of GaAs/AlGaAs lasers. Also, a simple structure which avoids the regrowth process has been proposed for the two-section laser. 9 refs., 14 figs.

Yu, P.K.L.; Liu, J.C. (California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA (USA). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Weiss Building & Development, LLC., System Home, River Forest, IL  

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Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in River Forest, IL that scored HERS 17 without PV. This 4,763 ft2 custom passive house has R-54 ICF walls, a vented attic with R-100 blown fiberglass, plus R-40 rigid EPS under the slab, triple-pane windows, two ductless mini-split heat pumps, and redundant air sealing and flashing details.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Dwell Development, Seattle, WA, Systems Home  

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Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Seattle, WA, that scored HERS 34 without PV. This 2,000 ft2 system home has R-45 double-stud walls, an unvented flat roof with 2 inches of spray foam plus 18 inches blown cellulose, R-42 XPS under slab, triple-pane windows, and a ductless mini-split heat pump.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, StreetScape Development, LLC, Libertyville, IL, Custom  

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Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Libertyville, IL that scored HERS 45 without PV. This 2,763 ft2 custom home has advanced framed walls with R-20 of open-cell spray foam, R-49 open-cell spray-foam sealed attic, an HRV, and a tankless water heater for hydro coil furnace with high-velocity, small-diameter ducts.

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DOE-STD-1058-93; DOE Standard Guide to Good Practices For Developing and Conducting Case Studies  

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8-93 8-93 February 1993 DOE STANDARD GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING AND CONDUCTING CASE STUDIES U.S. Department of Energy FSC 6910 Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., VA 22161. Order No. DE93012982 DOE-STD-1058-93 iii FOREWORD The purpose of this Department of Energy (DOE) Guide to Good Practices for Developing and Conducting Case Studies is to provide Department of Energy contractor organizations

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The evolution of interorganizational relationships in emerging ventures: An ethnographic study within the new product development process  

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Abstract Emerging ventures rarely have the resources they need, which often force them to reach beyond their boundaries to access these resources. While the field has acknowledged how critical external relationships are in the emergence process, we lack an understanding of how these relationships evolve. Drawing on fourteen longitudinal case studies, this article begins to fill that gap by examining how emerging ventures use interorganizational relationships to discover, develop, and commercialize new products. We found that emerging ventures tended to establish outsourcing relationships early and that many outsourcing relationships progressed into alliances. This suggests that these early relationships are dynamic, evolve through the emergence process, and may be critical to the successful emergence of a venture. We also discovered that many entrepreneurs developed strong socioemotional bonds with their alliance partners. Unexpectedly, our study revealed that in many cases these socioemotional bonds clouded the entrepreneur's judgment of the partner's abilities and led to problems that threatened the venture's survival.

Tucker J. Marion; Kimberly A. Eddleston; John H. Friar; David Deeds

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Investigation of Josephson Junction Structures  

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Multilayered long Josephson Junction Structures form an interesting physical system where both nonlinearity and interaction between subsystems play an important role. Such systems allow to study physical effects that do not occur in single Josephson junction.The Sakai-Bodin-Pedersen model--a system of perturbed sine-Gordon equations--is used to study the dynamic states of stacks of inductively coupled long Josephson Junctions (LJJs). The corresponding static problem is numerically investigated as well. In order to study the stability of possible static solutions a Sturm-Liouville problem is generated and solved.The transitions from static to dynamic state and the scenario of these transitions are analyzed depending on the model parameters. Different physical characteristics--current-voltage characteristics, individual instant voltages and internal magnetic fields, are calculated and interpreted.

Hristov, I.; Dimova, S.; Boyadjiev, T. [Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University 5 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A theoretical and numerical procedure for predicting sailing yacht lift and drag  

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In this thesis, a theoretical and numerical procedure for predicting the effects of viscosity on the hydrodynamic forces developed by a sailing yacht hull is presented. A simultaneous viscous/inviscid algorithm is developed ...

Cairoli, Claudio, 1975-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Relativistic Scalar Gravity: A Laboratory for Numerical Relativity  

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We present here a relativistic theory of gravity in which the spacetime metric is derived from a single scalar field $\\Phi$. The field equation, derived from a simple variational principle, is a non-linear flat-space four-dimensional wave equation which is particularly suited for numerical evolution. We demonstrate that while this theory does not generate results which are exactly identical quantitatively to those of general relativity (GR), many of the qualitative features of the full GR theory are reproduced to a reasonable approximation. The advantage of this formulation lies in the fact that 3D numerical grids can be numerically evolved in minutes or hours instead of the days and weeks required by GR, thus drastically reducing the development time of new relativistic hydrodynamical codes. Scalar gravity therefore serves as a meaningful testbed for the development of larger routines destined for use under the full theory of general relativity.

Keith Watt; Charles W. Misner

1999-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Develop a numerical model to evaluate furrow irrigation performance  

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of the ASAE. in many parts of the world, increased attention must be given to improving surface irrigation efficiency by minimizing deep percolation and surface runoff. To improve existing surface irrigation systems, an evaluation of how irrigauon water... of the ASAE. in many parts of the world, increased attention must be given to improving surface irrigation efficiency by minimizing deep percolation and surface runoff. To improve existing surface irrigation systems, an evaluation of how irrigauon water...

Jnad, Ihab

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical and numerical development on vibration of shells.  

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??The subject of free vibration analysis of thin cylindrical shells is one that extends well back into the last century. In general, the computational methods… (more)

Zhang, Lei

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-stage repository development at Yucca Mountain: an engineering feasibility study  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 requires that the first repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste be ready to receive waste by January 31, 1998. The preliminary designs of candidates for the first repository include a single waste-handling building constructed in one stage. After considering possible approaches to repository construction, the Department of Energy has proposed in its draft Mission Plan to construct the first repository in two steps to increase confidence in meeting the 1998 deadline. Therefore, the Department of Energy has requested the preparation of this engineering study to verify the validity of the two-stage approach to repository construction. This approach involves concurrent construction of two waste-handling buildings. The first would be completed in time to accept the equivalent of 400 MTU/y of waste by January 31, 1998. It would operate for 5 y, during which time construction of a full-capacity, 3000-MTU/y waste-handling building would be completed. The design includes six accesses to the underground facility: four vertical shafts and two ramps. The principal conclusion derived from this study is that two-stage repository construction can allow receipt and disposal of the 400 MTU/y of waste by January 31, 1998. Four alternate concepts have been explored to determine whether savings in costs could be accomplished. All four alternate concepts appear technically feasible and are potentially more cost effective than the reference approach.

MacDougall, H.R. (comp.)

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of U-Frame Bending System for Studying the Vibration Integrity of Spent Nuclear Fuel  

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A bending fatigue system developed to evaluate the response of spent nuclear fuel rods to vibration loads is presented. Design and analysis, fabrication, modification, calibration, and instrumentation are described. The system is composed of a U-frame testing setup for imposing bending loads on the spent fuel rod test specimen and a method for measuring the curvature of the rod during bending. The U-frame setup consists of two rigid arms, linking members, and linkages to a universal testing machine. The test specimen s curvature of bending is obtained through a three-point deflection measurement method consisting of three LVDTs mounted to the side connecting plates of the U-frame to capture the deformation of the test specimen. The system has some unique features: 1) The test specimen is installed by simple insertion using linear bearings incorporated with rigid sleeves. 2) Reverse cyclic bending tests can be carried out effectively and efficiently by push and pull at the loading point of the setup. Any test machine with a linear motion function can be used to drive the setup. 3) The embedded and preloaded linear roller bearings eliminate the backlash that exists in the conventional reverse bend tests. 4) The number of linkages between the U-frame and the universal machine is minimized. Namely, there are only two linkages needed at the two loading points of a U-frame setup, whereas a conventional four/three-point bend test frame requires four linkages. 5) The curvature measurement is immune to the effects arising from compliant layers and the rigid body motion of the machine. The compliant layers are used at the holding areas of the specimen to prevent contact damage. The tests using surrogate specimens composed of SS cladding/tube revealed several important phenomena that may cast light on the expected response of a spent fuel rod: 1) Cyclic quasi-static load (10 N/s under force control) in compressive mode (with respect to that at the loading point of the U-frame) produced increased irreversible or plastic curvature and also increased flexural rigidity of the surrogate rod. 2) Dynamic cyclic load (at least 1 Hz) in compressive mode resulted in increased flexural rigidity of the surrogate rod prior to SS cladding fracture. 3) Pellets and epoxy bonding exhibited various effects on the response of surrogate rods during the loading process as validated from static tests. 4) Dynamic cyclic load (2 Hz) in reverse mode demonstrated a substantial cyclic softening before the fracture of the surrogate rod. The degree of decrease in flexural rigidity was consistent in both measurement and on-line monitoring. The developed U-frame system is thus verified and demonstrated to be ready for further pursuit in hot-cell tests.

Wang, Hong [ORNL; Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Tan, Ting [ORNL; Jiang, Hao [ORNL; Cox, Thomas S [ORNL; Howard, Rob L [ORNL; Bevard, Bruce Balkcom [ORNL; Flanagan, Michelle E [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructural development in PWA-1480 electron beam welds: An atom probe field ion microscopy study  

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The microstructure development in PWA-1480 superalloy electron beam weld (Ni-11.0 at. % Al-11.5% Cr-1.9% Ti-5.1% Co-4.0% Ta-1.3% W) was characterized. Optical microscopy revealed a branched dendritic structure in the weld metal. Transmission electron microscopy of these welds, in the as-welded condition, showed fine cuboidal (0.05--0.5 {mu}m) L1{sub 2}-ordered {gamma}{prime} precipitates within the y grains. The average volume percentage of {gamma}{prime} precipitates was found to be {approx}5%. Atom probe analyses revealed that the composition of {gamma} matrix was Ni-4.6 at. % Al-25.5% Cr-0.4% Ti-9.4% Co-0.8% Ta-2.9% W and that of {gamma}{prime} precipitates was Ni-17.3 at. % Al-2.6% Cr-2.4% Ti-3.0% Co-7.4% Ta-1.3% W. These compositions were compared with the previous APFIM analyses of commercial PWA-1480 single crystals that had received conventional heat treatments. Small differences were found in the chromium and aluminum levels and these may be due to the nonequilibrium nature of phase transformations that occur during weld cooling. No solute segregation was detected at the {gamma}-{gamma}{prime}interface. The APFIM results were also compared with the thermodynamic calculations of alloying element partitioning between {gamma} and {gamma}{prime} using the ThermoCalc{trademark} software.

David, S.A.; Miller, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Babu, S.S. [The Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, PA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Using medaka embryos as a model system to study biological effects of the electromagnetic fields on development and behavior  

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Abstract The electromagnetic fields (EMFs) of anthropogenic origin are ubiquitous in our environments. The health hazard of extremely low frequency and radiofrequency \\{EMFs\\} has been investigated for decades, but evidence remains inconclusive, and animal studies are urgently needed to resolve the controversies regarding developmental toxicity of EMFs. Furthermore, as undersea cables and technological devices are increasingly used, the lack of information regarding the health risk of \\{EMFs\\} to aquatic organisms needs to be addressed. Medaka embryos (Oryzias latipes) have been a useful tool to study developmental toxicity in vivo due to their optical transparency. Here we explored the feasibility of using medaka embryos as a model system to study biological effects of \\{EMFs\\} on development. We also used a white preference test to investigate behavioral consequences of the EMF developmental toxicity. Newly fertilized embryos were randomly assigned to four groups that were exposed to an EMF with 3.2 kHz at the intensity of 0.12, 15, 25, or 60 µT. The group exposed to the background 0.12 µT served as the control. The embryos were exposed continually until hatch. They were observed daily, and the images were recorded for analysis of several developmental endpoints. Four days after hatching, the hatchlings were tested with the white preference test for their anxiety-like behavior. The results showed that embryos exposed to all three levels of the EMF developed significantly faster. The endpoints affected included the number of somites, eye width and length, eye pigmentation density, midbrain width, head growth, and the day to hatch. In addition, the group exposed to the EMF at 60 µT exhibited significantly higher levels of anxiety-like behavior than the other groups did. In conclusion, the EMF tested in this study accelerated embryonic development and heightened anxiety-like behavior. Our results also demonstrate that the medaka embryo is a sensitive and cost-efficient in vivo model system to study developmental toxicity of EMFs.

Wenjau Lee; Kun-Lin Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z