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1

Stretched Polymers in Random Environment  

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We survey recent results and open questions on the ballistic phase of stretched polymers in both annealed and quenched random environments.

Dmitry Ioffe; Yvan Velenik

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Random walk in random environment: a dynamicist's approch  

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, equivalently: RW in a (quenched) disordered medium, or: Random walk in random environment (RWRE) Marco LenciRandom walk in random environment: a dynamicist's approch Marco Lenci Universit`a di Bologna RWRE #12;Random walk in random environment Random walk (RW): Point (particle, walker) travels on Zd

Liu, I-Shih

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Active vibration control in a microgravity environment  

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ACTIVE VIBRATION COiVTROL IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis MYOUNG SOO PARK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A@M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1987 Maior... Subject: Mechanical Engineering ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by MYOUNG SOO PARK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. C. H. Gerhold (Chairman of Coxnmit tee) Dr. T ozi (Member) Dr. Y. XVe sman (Member) Dr...

Park, Myoung Soo

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Random walks in random environment Tom Schmitz (MPI Leipzig)  

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Random walks in random environment Tom Schmitz (MPI Leipzig) The model of random walks in random environment (RWRE) originates from physical and biological sciences and describes a random motion in a disordered medium. We consider RWRE on the d-dimensional lattice. The jump probabil- ities are themselves

Thalmaier, Anton

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Bridges of Random Walks in a Random Environment  

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Feb 25, 2010 ... Bridges of Random Walks in a Random Environment. Jonathon Peterson. Cornell University. Department of Mathematics. Joint work with Nina...

Jonathon Peterson

2010-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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RANDOM WALK IN DETERMINISTICALLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT  

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RANDOM WALK IN DETERMINISTICALLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT DMITRY DOLGOPYAT AND CARLANGELO LIVERANI Abstract. We consider a random walk with transition probabilities weakly dependent on an environment of the environment the walk satisfies the CLT. 1. Introduction The continuing interest in the limit properties

Liverani, Carlangelo

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Central Limit Theorem for Branching Random Walks in Random Environment  

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We consider branching random walks in $d$-dimensional integer lattice with time-space i.i.d. offspring distributions. When $d \\ge 3$ and the fluctuation of the environment is well moderated by the random walk, we prove a central limit theorem for the density of the population, together with upper bounds for the density of the most populated site and the replica overlap. We also discuss the phase transition of this model in connection with directed polymers in random environment.

Nobuo Yoshida

2007-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A fluctuation theorem in a random environment  

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A simple class of chaotic systems in a random environment is considered and the fluctuation theorem is extended under the assumption of reversibility.

F. Bonetto; G. Gallavotti; G. Gentile

2006-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPUTING THE DRIFT OF RANDOM WALKS IN DEPENDENT RANDOM ENVIRONMENTS  

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new theory and methodology for the computation of the drift of the random walk for various depen- dent for RWREs was laid by Solomon [13], who proved conditions for recurrence/transience for one with independent random environments. The purpose of this paper is to develop theory and methodology

Kroese, Dirk P.

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Vibrational Signature of Water Molecules in Asymmetric Hydrogen Bonding Environments  

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Vibrational Signature of Water Molecules in Asymmetric Hydrogen Bonding Environments Chao Zhang contributions of each of the two hydrogen atoms to the vibrational modes 1 and 3 of water molecules the early works on the molecular structure of water, it has been accepted that a water molecule

Guidoni, Leonardo

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SYSTEMS OF ONE-DIMENSIONAL RANDOM WALKS IN A COMMON RANDOM ENVIRONMENT  

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SYSTEMS OF ONE-DIMENSIONAL RANDOM WALKS IN A COMMON RANDOM ENVIRONMENT JONATHON PETERSON Abstract. We consider a system of independent one-dimensional random walks in a common random environment under-dimensional random walks in a common random environment. We modify the standard notion of random walks in random

Peterson, Jonathon

12

Modeling nonlinear random vibration: Implication of the energy conservation law  

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Nonlinear random vibration under excitations of both Gaussian and Poisson white noises is considered. The model is based on stochastic differential equations, and the corresponding stochastic integrals are defined in such a way that the energy conservation law is satisfied. It is shown that Stratonovich integral and Di Paola-Falsone integral should be used for excitations of Gaussian and Poisson white noises, respectively, in order for the model to satisfy the underlining physical laws (e.g., energy conservation). Numerical examples are presented to illustrate the theoretical results.

Xu Sun; Jinqiao Duan; Xiaofan Li

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Localization for Branching Random Walks in Random Environment  

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We consider branching random walks in $d$-dimensional integer lattice with time-space i.i.d. offspring distributions. This model is known to exhibit a phase transition: If $d \\ge 3$ and the environment is "not too random", then, the total population grows as fast as its expectation with strictly positive probability. If,on the other hand, $d \\le 2$, or the environment is ``random enough", then the total population grows strictly slower than its expectation almost surely. We show the equivalence between the slow population growth and a natural localization property in terms of "replica overlap". We also prove a certain stronger localization property, whenever the total population grows strictly slower than its expectation almost surely.

Yueyun Hu; Nobuo Yoshida

2007-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Large deviations for random walks in a random environment on a strip  

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Feb 28, 2013 ... We consider a random walk in a random environment (RWRE) on the strip ... For a fixed environment ?, we can define the RWRE starting at (x,...

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

15

Random-walk in Beta-distributed random environment  

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We introduce an exactly-solvable model of random walk in random environment that we call the Beta RWRE. This is a random walk in $\\mathbb{Z}$ which performs nearest neighbour jumps with transition probabilities drawn according to the Beta distribution. We also describe a related directed polymer model, which is a limit of the $q$-Hahn interacting particle system. Using a Fredholm determinant representation for the quenched probability distribution function of the walker's position, we are able to prove second order cube-root scale corrections to the large deviation principle satisfied by the walker's position, with convergence to the Tracy-Widom distribution. We also show that this limit theorem can be interpreted in terms of the maximum of strongly correlated random variables: the positions of independent walkers in the same environment. The zero-temperature counterpart of the Beta RWRE can be studied in a parallel way. We also prove a Tracy-Widom limit theorem for this model.

Guillaume Barraquand; Ivan Corwin

2015-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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RANDOM WALK IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL STRATIFIED MEDIUM WITH ORIENTATIONS  

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RANDOM WALK IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL STRATIFIED MEDIUM WITH ORIENTATIONS ALEXIS oriented lattices, random walk in random environment, random walk in random scenery, functional limit-00634636,version2-24Nov2012 #12;RWRE IN A STRATIFIED ORIENTED MEDIUM 2 We denote by E and E

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Local Limit Theorems for Random Walks in a 1D Random Environment  

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Local Limit Theorems for Random Walks in a 1D Random Environment D. Dolgopyat and I. Goldsheid Abstract. We consider random walks (RW) in a one-dimensional i.i.d. random environment with jumps to the nearest neighbours. For almost all environments, we prove a quenched Local Limit Theorem (LLT

Dolgopyat, Dmitry

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RANDOM WALK IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL STRATIFIED MEDIUM WITH ORIENTATIONS  

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RANDOM WALK IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL STRATIFIED MEDIUM WITH ORIENTATIONS ALEXIS walk in random environment, random walk in random scenery, functional limit theorem, transience. This research was supported by the french ANR project MEMEMO2. 1 #12;RWRE IN A STRATIFIED ORIENTED MEDIUM 2 Our

Pène, Françoise

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NON-PERTURBATIVE APPROACH TO RANDOM WALK IN MARKOVIAN ENVIRONMENT.  

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NON-PERTURBATIVE APPROACH TO RANDOM WALK IN MARKOVIAN ENVIRONMENT. DMITRY DOLGOPYAT AND CARLANGELO LIVERANI Abstract. We prove the CLT for a random walk in a dynamical environment where the states of the environment at different sites are independent Markov chains. 1. Introduction The study of random walk

Liverani, Carlangelo

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ASYMPTOTIC SHAPE FOR THE CONTACT PROCESS IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT  

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ASYMPTOTIC SHAPE FOR THE CONTACT PROCESS IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT OLIVIER GARET AND REGINE MARCHAND in stationary random environment. These theorems gen- eralize known results for the classical contact process environment, when the contact process survives, the set Ht/t almost surely converges to a compact set

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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On a Class of Renewal Processes in a Random Environment  

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On a Class of Renewal Processes in a Random Environment David Svensson April 12, 1998 #12; 1 #12 continuous lifelength distribution. A random environment is modelled by a positive recurrent birth and death, governed by the environment process and based on an underlying set of deterministic failure rate functions

Patriksson, Michael

22

Scaling limits for gradient systems in random environment  

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For interacting particle systems that satisfies the gradient condition, the hydrodynamic limit and the equilibrium fluctuations are well known. We prove that under the presence of a symmetric random environment, these scaling limits also hold for almost every choice of the environment, with homogenized coefficients that does not depend on the particular realization of the random environment.

P. Goncalves; M. D. Jara

2007-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

23

Using piezo-electric material to simulate a vibration environment  

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A target object can be vibrated using actuation that exploits the piezo-electric ("PE") property. Under combined conditions of vibration and centrifugal acceleration, a centrifugal load of the target object on PE vibration actuators can be reduced by using a counterweight that offsets the centrifugal loading. Target objects are also subjected to combinations of: spin, vibration, and acceleration; spin and vibration; and spin and acceleration.

Jepsen, Richard A. (Albuquerque, NM); Davie, Neil T. (Cedar Crest, NM); Vangoethem, Douglas J. (Albuquerque, NM); Romero, Edward F. (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments  

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We study smectic liquid crystals in random environments, e.g., aerogel. A low temperature analysis reveals that even arbitrarily weak quenched disorder (i.e., arbitrarily low aerogel density) destroys translational (smectic) order. A harmonic approximation to the elastic energy suggests that there is no ``smectic Bragg glass'' phase in this system: even at zero temperature, it is riddled with dislocation loops induced by the quenched disorder. This result implies the destruction of orientational (nematic) order as well, and that the thermodynamically sharp Nematic-Smectic-A transition is destroyed by disorder, in agreement with recent experimental results. We also show that the anharmonic elastic terms neglected in the above treatment are important (i.e., are ``relevant'' in the renormalization group sense); whether they alter the above conclusions about the smectic Bragg glass, orientational disorder, and the existence of sharp transitions, remains an open question. However, they do not alter our conclusion that translational (smectic) order is always destroyed. In contrast, we expect that weak annealed disorder should have no qualitative effects on the smectic order.

Leo Radzihovsky; John Toner

1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Surviving particles for subcritical branching processes in random environment  

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Surviving particles for subcritical branching processes in random environment Vincent Bansaye December 9, 2008 Abstract The asymptotic behavior of a subcritical Branching Process in Random Envi- ronment (BPRE) starting with several particles depends on whether the BPRE is strongly subcritical (SS

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Design and analysis of active vibration control in a microgravity environment  

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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by CLAY BRIAN ATWOOD Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1990 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DESXGN AND ANALYSIS OF ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL XN A MXCROGRAVXTY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by CLAY BRIAN ATWOOD Approved as to style and content by: Richard'Alexander (Chair...

Atwood, Clay Brian

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomly charged polymers in porous environment  

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We study the conformational properties of charged polymers in a solvent in the presence of structural obstacles correlated according to a power law $\\sim x^{-a}$. We work within the continuous representation of a model of linear chain considered as a random sequence of charges $q_i=\\pm q_0$. Such a model captures the properties of polyampholytes -- heteropolymers comprising both positively and negatively charged monomers. We apply the direct polymer renormalization scheme and analyze the scaling behavior of charged polymers up to the first order of an $\\epsilon=6-d$, $\\delta=4-a$-expansion.

V. Blavatska; C. von Ferber

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Weakly interacting Bose gas in a random environment  

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is added to the system. BEC in a random environment was observed in the superfluid phase of 4He in Vycor glass or aerogels,17 in 3He in aerogels,18 and in ultracold alkali atoms in disordered traps.19?26 Most of the papers concentrate on the possibility...

Falco, G. M.; Nattermann, T.; Pokrovsky, Valery L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass fluctuations and diffusion in time-dependent random environments  

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A mass ejection model in a time-dependent random environment with both temporal and spatial correlations is introduced. When the environment has a finite correlation length, individual particle trajectories are found to diffuse at large times with a displacement distribution that approaches a Gaussian. The collective dynamics of diffusing particles reaches a statistically stationary state, which is characterized in terms of a fluctuating mass density field. The probability distribution of density is studied numerically for both smooth and non-smooth scale-invariant random environments. A competition between trapping in the regions where the ejection rate of the environment vanishes and mixing due to its temporal dependence leads to large fluctuations of mass. These mechanisms are found to result in the presence of intermediate power-law tails in the probability distribution of the mass density. For spatially differentiable environments, the exponent of the right tail is shown to be universal and equal to -3/2. However, at small values, it is found to depend on the environment. Finally, spatial scaling properties of the mass distribution are investigated. The distribution of the coarse-grained density is shown to posses some rescaling properties that depend on the scale, the amplitude of the ejection rate, and the H\\"older exponent of the environment.

Giorgio Krstulovic; Rehab Bitane; Jeremie Bec

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Directed polymers in a random environment with a defect line  

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We study the depinning transition of the $1+1$ dimensional directed polymer in a random environment with a defect line. The random environment consists of i.i.d. potential values assigned to each site of $\\mathbb{Z}^2$; sites on the positive axis have the potential enhanced by a deterministic value $u$. We show that for small inverse temperature $\\beta$ the quenched and annealed free energies differ significantly at most in a small neighborhood (of size of order $\\beta$) of the annealed critical point $u_c^a=0$. For the case $u=0$, we show that the difference between quenched and annealed free energies is of order $\\beta^4$ as $\\beta\\to 0$, assuming only finiteness of exponential moments of the potential values, improving existing results which required stronger assumptions.

Kenneth S. Alexander; Gkhan Y?ld?r?m

2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bell pair in a generic random matrix environment  

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Two non-interacting qubits are coupled to an environment. Both coupling and environment are represented by random matrix ensembles. The initial state of the pair is a Bell state, though we also consider arbitrary pure states. Decoherence of the pair is evaluated analytically in terms of purity; Monte Carlo calculations confirm these results and also yield the concurrence of the pair. Entanglement within the pair accelerates decoherence. Numerics display the relation between concurrence and purity known for Werner states, allowing us to give a formula for concurrence decay.

Carlos Pineda; Thomas H. Seligman

2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration Damping Control of Robot Arm Intended for Service Application in Human Environment  

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Vibration Damping Control of Robot Arm Intended for Service Application in Human Environment anthropomorphic robot arm enabling the torque measurement in each joint and tactile area recognition to ensure in heavily loaded joints have risen due to compliances introduced into each joint of the robot arm by means

Tachi, Susumu

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Sharp critical behavior for pinning model in random correlated environment  

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This article investigates the effect for random pinning models of long range power-law decaying correlations in the environment. For a particular type of environment based on a renewal construction, we are able to sharply describe the phase transition from the delocalized phase to the localized one, giving the critical exponent for the (quenched) free-energy, and proving that at the critical point the trajectories are fully delocalized. These results contrast with what happens both for the pure model (i.e. without disorder) and for the widely studied case of i.i.d. disorder, where the relevance or irrelevance of disorder on the critical properties is decided via the so-called Harris Criterion.

Quentin Berger; Hubert Lacoin

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A forced response analysis and application of impact dampers to rotordynamic vibration suppression in a cryogenic environment  

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A FORCED RESPONSE ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF IMPACT DAMPERS TO ROTORDYNAMIC VIBRATION SUPPRESSION IN A CRYOGENIC ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by JAMES JEFFREY MOORE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1993 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A FORCED RESPONSE ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF IMPACT DAMPERS TO ROTORDYNAMIC VIBRATION SUPPRESSION IN A CRYOGENIC ENVIRONMENT A Thesis...

Moore, James Jeffrey

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rings in Random Environments: Sensing Disorder Through Topology  

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In this paper we study the role of topology in DNA gel electrophoresis experiments via molecular dynamics simulations. The gel is modelled as a 3D array of obstacles from which half edges are removed at random with probability p, thereby generating a disordered environment. Changes in the microscopic structure of the gel are captured by measuring the electrophoretic mobility of ring polymers moving through the medium, while their linear counterparts provide a control system as we show they are insensitive to these changes. We show that ring polymers provide a novel non-invasive way of exploiting topology to sense microscopic disorder. Finally, we compare the results from the simulations with an analytical model for the non-equilibrium differential mobility, and find a striking agreement between simulation and theory

Davide Michieletto; Marco Baiesi; Enzo Orlandini; Matthew S. Turner

2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Note on the M/M/ Queue in Random Environment and Uri Yechiali 1,2  

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environment, the joint prob- ability distribution function (pdf) of the two variables: random phase and number random environment and show that the joint probability distribution function (pdf) of the environment. 2 The model and balance equations Consider an M/M/ type queue operating in 'random environment

Yechiali, Uri

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Unzipping an adsorbed polymer in a dirty or random environment  

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The phase diagram of unzipping of an adsorbed directed polymer in two dimensions in a random medium has been determined. Both the hard-wall and the soft-wall cases are considered. Exact solutions for the pure problem with different affinities on the two sides are given. The results obtained by the numerical procedure adopted here are shown to agree with the exact results for the pure case. The characteristic exponents for unzipping for the random problem are different from the pure case. The distribution functions for the unzipped length, first bubble, and the spacer are determined.

Rajeev Kapri; Somendra M. Bhattacharjee

2005-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy harvesting of random wide-band vibrations with applications to an electro-magnetic rotational energy harvester  

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In general, vibration energy harvesting is the scavenging of ambient vibration by transduction of mechanical kinetic energy into electrical energy. Many mechanical or electro-mechanical systems produce mechanical vibrations. ...

Trimble, A. Zachary

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment  

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We consider a random walk on the support of a stationary simple point process on $R^d$, $d\\geq 2$ which satisfies a mixing condition w.r.t.the translations or has a strictly positive density uniformly on large enough cubes. Furthermore the point process is furnished with independent random bounded energy marks. The transition rates of the random walk decay exponentially in the jump distances and depend on the energies through a factor of the Boltzmann-type. This is an effective model for the phonon-induced hopping of electrons in disordered solids within the regime of strong Anderson localization. We show that the rescaled random walk converges to a Brownian motion whose diffusion coefficient is bounded below by Mott's law for the variable range hopping conductivity at zero frequency. The proof of the lower bound involves estimates for the supercritical regime of an associated site percolation problem.

A. Faggionato; H. Schulz-Baldes; D. Spehner

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Branching processes in random environment a view on critical and subcritical cases  

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Branching processes in random environment ­ a view on critical and subcritical cases M. Birkner1 environment. Then the transition from subcriticality to supercriticality proceeds in several steps, and there occurs a second `transition' in the subcritical phase (besides the phase-transition from (sub)criticality

Birkner, Matthias

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Concentration phenomena for neutronic multigroup diffusion in random environments  

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We study the asymptotic behavior of the principal eigenvalue of a weakly coupled, cooperative linear elliptic system in a stationary ergodic heterogeneous medium. The system arises as the so-called multigroup diffusion model for neutron flux in nuclear reactor cores, the principal eigenvalue determining the criticality of the reactor in a stationary state. Such systems have been well-studied in recent years in the periodic setting, and the purpose of this work is to obtain results in random media. Our approach connects the linear eigenvalue problem to a system of quasilinear viscous Hamilton-Jacobi equations. By homogenizing the latter, we characterize the asymptotic behavior of the eigenvalue of the linear problem and exhibit some concentration behavior of the eigenfunctions.

Scott N. Armstrong; Panagiotis E. Souganidis

2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Pure-state dynamics of a pair of charge qubits in a random environment  

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A pair of charge qubits in a random electromagnetic environment is studied, using the description of the random dynamics of its pure-state vector as given by quantum-state diffusion theory. It is shown by numerical computations that the pure-state dynamics provides a more detailed description than the density-matrix picture of the main effects such as phase dumping and depolarization.

Buric, Nikola [Department of Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Beograd, Vojvode Stepe 450, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Large deviations for random walks in a random environment on a strip  

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Apr 26, 2013 ... RWRE on the strip Z {1,2,...,d} x x + 1 x - 1 px(1, 2) rx(3, 5) qx(2, 2). Environment ?x = (qx ,rx ,px ) ? Rdd Rdd Rdd. Jonathon Peterson.

Jonathon Peterson

2013-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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2.017J / 1.015J Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments, Spring 2006  

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This class covers the principles for optimal performance and survival of extreme events in a random environment; linear time invariant systems and Fourier transform; random processes, autocorrelation function, and power ...

Hover, Franz

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Rotational-Vibrational Raman Spectroscopy for Measurements of Thermochemistry in Non-isobaric Environments  

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The present work examines line measurements of pressure, temperature, and density in high speed, non-isobaric flows emanating from an underexpanded jet nozzle. Line images of rotational and vibrational Raman spectra are collected for a 8-mm linear...

Bayeh, Alexander C.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Downhole vibration sensing by vibration energy harvesting  

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This thesis outlines the design of a prototype electromagnetic induction vibration energy harvesting device for use in a downhole environment. First order models of the necessary components for a generic vibration energy ...

Trimble, A. Zachary

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Exciter Vibroacoustic Simulation of Hypersonic Flight Vibration  

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Many aerospace structures must survive severe high frequency, hypersonic, random vibration during their flights. The random vibrations are generated by the turbulent boundary layer developed along the exterior of the structures during flight. These environments have not been simulated very well in the past using a fixed-based, single exciter input with an upper frequency range of 2 kHz. This study investigates the possibility of using acoustic ardor independently controlled multiple exciters to more accurately simulate hypersonic flight vibration. The test configuration, equipment, and methodology are described. Comparisons with actual flight measurements and previous single exciter simulations are also presented.

GREGORY,DANNY LYNN; CAP,JEROME S.; TOGAMI,THOMAS C.; NUSSER,MICHAEL A.; HOLLINGSHEAD,JAMES RONALD

1999-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiting results for the free energy of directed polymers in random environment with unbounded jumps  

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We study asymptotic behaviors of the free energy for the directed polymer in random environment. The polymer is allowed to make unbounded jumps and the environment is given by the Bernoulli variables. We first establish the existence and continuity including the negative infinity value of the coupling constant $\\beta$. Our proof of existence at $\\beta=-\\infty$ differs from existing ones in that it avoids the direct use of subadditivity. Secondly, we identify the asymptotics of the free energy at $\\beta=-\\infty$ in the limit of the success probability of the Bernoulli variables tending to one. It is described by using the so-called time constant of a certain directed first passage percolation. Our proof relies on a certain continuity property of the time constant, which is of independent interest.

Francis Comets; Ryoki Fukushima; Shuta Nakajima; Nobuo Yoshida

2015-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Equilibrium State of a Small System with Random Matrix Coupling to Its Environment  

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We consider a random matrix model of interaction between a small $n$-level system, $S$, and its environment, a $N$-level heat reservoir, $R$. The interaction between $S$ and $R$ is modeled by a tensor product of a fixed $% n\\times n$ matrix and a $N\\times N$ hermitian Gaussian random matrix. We show that under certain "macroscopicity" conditions on $R$, the reduced density matrix of the system $\\rho _{S}=\\mathrm{Tr}_{R}\\rho _{S\\cup R}^{(eq)} $, is given by $\\rho _{S}^{(c)}\\sim \\exp {\\{-\\beta H_{S}\\}}$, where $H_{S}$ is the Hamiltonian of the isolated system. This holds for all strengths of the interaction and thus gives some justification for using $% \\rho _{S}^{(c)}$ to describe some nano-systems, like biopolymers, in equilibrium with their environment \\cite{Se:12}. Our results extend those obtained previously in \\cite{Le-Pa:03,Le-Co:07} for a special two-level system.

Joel L. Lebowitz; Leonid Pastur

2015-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Performance Comparison of Resource Allocation Policies in Distributed Computing Environments with Random Failures  

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it difficult to assign tasks to machines to optimize for a given performance metric. The process of allocatingA Performance Comparison of Resource Allocation Policies in Distributed Computing Environments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Maciejewski, Anthony A.

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Experimental laboratory system to generate high frequency test environments  

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This is an extension of two previous analytical studies to investigate a technique for generating high frequency, high amplitude vibration environments. These environments are created using a device attached to a common vibration exciter that permits multiple metal on metal impacts driving a test surface. These analytical studies predicted that test environments with an energy content exceeding 10 kHz could be achieved using sinusoidal and random shaker excitations. The analysis predicted that chaotic vibrations yielding random like test environments could be generated from sinusoidal inputs. In this study, a much simplified version of the proposed system was fabricated and tested in the laboratory. Experimental measurements demonstrate that even this simplified system, utilizing a single impacting object, can generate environments on the test surface with significant frequency content in excess of 40 kHz. Results for sinusoidal shaker inputs tuned to create chaotic impact response are shown along with the responses due to random vibration shaker inputs. The experiments and results are discussed. 4 refs., 5 figs.

Gregory, D.L.; Paez, T.L.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accurate vibrational frequencies Sample...  

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damping... determinations and the Nyquist frequency dilemma) Random vibration data reduction errors using FFT analysis... A Brief Overview of Aerospace Random ... Source:...

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Environment  

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Environment  

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Environment  

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Tripod vibration anesthesia  

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A, Liu JF. Vibration anesthesia: a noninvasive method ofTripod vibration anesthesia William V Stoecker MD 1 , Josephfor cutaneous injection anesthesia. Most pain associated

Stoecker, William V; Malters, Joseph M; Xu, Jin; Pikka, Jo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment Environment  

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Delivery Economy Community Environment Economy Community Environment Economy Community Environment Environment Climate change programme EconomyCommunity #12;Climate change programme | 2 Climate change is one are described. Finally, the programme explains how the commitments will be delivered and monitored. Environment

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DOWNHOLE VIBRATION MONITORING & CONTROL SYSTEM  

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The deep hard rock drilling environment induces severe vibrations into the drillstring, which can cause reduced rates of penetration (ROP) and premature failure of the equipment. The only current means of controlling vibration under varying conditions is to change either the rotary speed or the weight-on-bit (WOB). These changes often reduce drilling efficiency. Conventional shock subs are useful in some situations, but often exacerbate the problems. The objective of this project is development of a unique system to monitor and control drilling vibrations in a ''smart'' drilling system. This system has two primary elements: (1) The first is an active vibration damper (AVD) to minimize harmful axial, lateral and torsional vibrations. The hardness of this damper will be continuously adjusted using a robust, fast-acting and reliable unique technology. (2) The second is a real-time system to monitor drillstring vibration, and related parameters. This monitor adjusts the damper according to local conditions. In some configurations, it may also send diagnostic information to the surface via real-time telemetry. The AVD is implemented in a configuration using magnetorheological (MR) fluid. By applying a current to the magnetic coils in the damper, the viscosity of the fluid can be changed rapidly, thereby altering the damping coefficient in response to the measured motion of the tool. Phase I of this program entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype. Phase I of the project was completed by the revised end date of May 31, 2004. The objectives of this phase were met, and all prerequisites for Phase II have been completed.

Martin E. Cobern

2004-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE VIBRATION MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM  

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The purpose of this program is to develop the Drilling Vibration Monitoring & Control System (DVMCS) to both record and reduce drilling vibrations in a ''smart'' drill string. It is composed of two main elements. The first is a multi-axis active vibration damper to minimize harmful axial, lateral and torsional vibrations, and thereby increase both rate of penetration (ROP) and bit life, as well that the life of other drillstring components. The hydraulic impedance (hardness) of this damper will be continuously adjusted using unique technology that is robust, fast-acting and reliable. The second component is a real-time system to monitor 3-axis drillstring vibration, and related parameters including weight- and torque-on-bit (TOB) and temperature. This monitor will determine the current vibration environment and adjust the damper accordingly. In some configurations, it may also send diagnostic information to the surface via real-time telemetry. Phase I of this program addresses an evaluation of the environment in which the DVMCS will operate; modeling of a drillstring response including the active damper; a top-level design of the mechanical and electronic systems; analyzing the anticipated performance of the damper by modeling and laboratory testing of small prototypes; and doing preliminary economic, market, environmental and financing analyses. This phase is scheduled to last fourteen months, until November 30, 2003. During this first quarter, significant progress was achieved on the first two objectives, and work was begun on several others. Initial designs of the DVMCS are underway.

Martin E. Cobern

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VIBRATION->VIBRATION ENERGY TRANSFER IN METHANE  

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VIBRATION ENERGY TRANSFER IN METHANE Peter Hess, A. H. Kung,Rotation Spectra of Methane, U.S. Nat'L Tech. Inform.tret t tllll. I. INTRODUCTION Methane is a relatively simple

Hess, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drag amplification and fatigue damage in vortex-induced vibrations  

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Fatigue damage and drag force amplification due to Vortex-Induced-Vibrations (VIV) continue to cause significant problems in the design of structures which operate in ocean current environments. These problems are magnified ...

Jhingran, Vikas Gopal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrational Spectroscopy of Chromatographic Interfaces  

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Chromatographic separations play a central role in DOE-supported fundamental research related to energy, biological systems, the environment, and nuclear science. The overall portfolio of research activities in the Separations and Analysis Program within the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences includes support for activities designed to develop a molecular-level understanding of the chemical processes that underlie separations for both large-scale and analytical-scale purposes. The research effort funded by this grant award was a continuation of DOE-supported research to develop vibrational spectroscopic methods to characterize the interfacial details of separations processes at a molecular level.

Jeanne E. Pemberton

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 Vibrations -1 VIBRATION OF PLATES & BARS  

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of plates of different shapes using Chladni patterns. APPARATUS: Function generator in FFTSCOPE, long and short flat bars, Chladni plates, salt, salt trays INTRODUCTION he equations of vibrational motion. The solutions become very complicated for the free boundary condition at the perimeter of the plate. The Chladni

Glashausser, Charles

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Vibrations in elemental amorphous semiconductors  

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~lationG 0re pl'c.3cnted for four-fold coordinated contirluou:, random net',/orK (CR~'i J mocels of a-Ge I for a three-fold c08rdinated CRN n10dol of a-As and fOe isolated- and interacting-chain models of a-Se. In order to obtain a more realistic descripti... are summarised in the final part of this cha pter and n plan of the thesis is outlined. 5 1. 2 VI BRATIONAL CALCULATIONS To calculate the normal modes of vibration of an infinite cr ystal of ric;id !toms in the harmonic approximation, the interatomic force...

Meek, Peter Ernest

1977-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Unsteady momentum fluxes in two-phase flow and the vibration of nuclear reactor components  

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The steady and unsteady components of the momentum flux in a twophase flow have been measured at the exit of a vertical pipe. Measured momentum flux data has been machine processed by standard random vibration techniques ...

Yih, Tien Sieh

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber optic vibration sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic vibration sensor utilizes two single mode optical fibers supported by a housing with one optical fiber fixedly secured to the housing and providing a reference signal and the other optical fiber having a free span length subject to vibrational displacement thereof with respect to the housing and the first optical fiber for providing a signal indicative of a measurement of any perturbation of the sensor. Damping or tailoring of the sensor to be responsive to selected levels of perturbation is provided by altering the diameter of optical fibers or by immersing at least a portion of the free span length of the vibration sensing optical fiber into a liquid of a selected viscosity.

Dooley, Joseph B. (Harriman, TN); Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Tobin, Kenneth W. (Harriman, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Externally tuned vibration absorber  

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A vibration absorber unit or units are mounted on the exterior housing of a hydraulic drive system of the type that is powered from a pressure wave generated, e.g., by a Stirling engine. The hydraulic drive system employs a piston which is hydraulically driven to oscillate in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the hydraulic drive system. The vibration absorbers each include a spring or other resilient member having one side affixed to the housing and another side to which an absorber mass is affixed. In a preferred embodiment, a pair of vibration absorbers is employed, each absorber being formed of a pair of leaf spring assemblies, between which the absorber mass is suspended.

Vincent, Ronald J. (Latham, NY)

1987-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber optic vibration sensor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fiber optic vibration sensor utilizes two single mode optical fibers supported by a housing with one optical fiber fixedly secured to the housing and providing a reference signal and the other optical fiber having a free span length subject to vibrational displacement thereof with respect to the housing and the first optical fiber for providing a signal indicative of a measurement of any perturbation of the sensor. Damping or tailoring of the sensor to be responsive to selected levels of perturbation is provided by altering the diameter of optical fibers or by immersing at least a portion of the free span length of the vibration sensing optical fiber into a liquid of a selected viscosity. 2 figures.

Dooley, J.B.; Muhs, J.D.; Tobin, K.W.

1995-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration Harvesting using Electromagnetic Transduction  

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Van Hoof, and R. Puers, Harvesting Energy from Vibrationsfor vibration energy harvesting, Journal of Micromechanicspiezoelectric energy harvesting, Applied Physics Letters,

Waterbury, Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear vibrational microscopy  

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The present invention is a method and apparatus for microscopic vibrational imaging using coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering or Sum Frequency Generation. Microscopic imaging with a vibrational spectroscopic contrast is achieved by generating signals in a nonlinear optical process and spatially resolved detection of the signals. The spatial resolution is attained by minimizing the spot size of the optical interrogation beams on the sample. Minimizing the spot size relies upon a. directing at least two substantially co-axial laser beams (interrogation beams) through a microscope objective providing a focal spot on the sample; b. collecting a signal beam together with a residual beam from the at least two co-axial laser beams after passing through the sample; c. removing the residual beam; and d. detecting the signal beam thereby creating said pixel. The method has significantly higher spatial resolution then IR microscopy and higher sensitivity than spontaneous Raman microscopy with much lower average excitation powers. CARS and SFG microscopy does not rely on the presence of fluorophores, but retains the resolution and three-dimensional sectioning capability of confocal and two-photon fluorescence microscopy. Complementary to these techniques, CARS and SFG microscopy provides a contrast mechanism based on vibrational spectroscopy. This vibrational contrast mechanism, combined with an unprecedented high sensitivity at a tolerable laser power level, provides a new approach for microscopic investigations of chemical and biological samples.

Holtom, Gary R. (Richland, WA); Xie, Xiaoliang Sunney (Richland, WA); Zumbusch, Andreas (Munchen, DE)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration sensing method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for nondestructive evaluation of a structure are disclosed. Resonant audio frequency vibrations are excited in the structure to be evaluated and the vibrations are measured and characterized to obtain information about the structure. The vibrations are measured and characterized by reflecting a laser beam from the vibrating structure and directing a substantial portion of the reflected beam back into the laser device used to produce the beam which device is capable of producing an electric signal containing information about the vibration. 4 figs.

Barna, B.A.

1989-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: novel findings using a simulated adult workplace environment design  

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with ADHD: a randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-et al. , Randomized, double-blind, placebo-con- trolled,Open Access Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized Surface Plasmons in Vibrating Graphene Nanodisks  

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Localized surface plasmons are confined collective oscillations of electrons in metallic nanoparticles. When driven by light, the optical response is dictated by geometrical parameters and the dielectric environment and plasmons are therefore extremely important for sensing applications. Plasmons in graphene disks have the additional benefit to be highly tunable via electrical stimulation. Mechanical vibrations create structural deformations in ways where the excitation of localized surface plasmons can be strongly modulated. We show that the spectral shift in such a scenario is determined by a complex interplay between the symmetry and shape of the modal vibrations and the plasmonic mode pattern. Tuning confined modes of light in graphene via acoustic excitations, paves new avenues in shaping the sensitivity of plasmonic detectors, and in the enhancement of the interaction with optical emitters, such as molecules, for future nanophotonic devices.

Wang, Weihua; Mortensen, N Asger; Christensen, Johan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A broadband vibrational energy harvester Louis Van Blarigan, Per Danzl, and Jeff Moehlisa)  

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vibrational energy harvesters are com- posed of a mass-spring system with a transducer,1 where vibrations in the surrounding environment act as inputs and cause the spring-mass system to oscillate. The oscillations of buckling, as measured by d. The mount is attached to a voice-coil shaker and shaken vertically

Bigelow, Stephen

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Vibration damping method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides vibration damping method and apparatus that can damp vibration in more than one direction without requiring disassembly, that can accommodate varying tool dimensions without requiring re-tuning, and that does not interfere with tool tip operations and cooling. The present invention provides active dampening by generating bending moments internal to a structure such as a boring bar to dampen vibration thereof. 38 figs.

Redmond, J.M.; Barney, P.S.; Parker, G.G.; Smith, D.A.

1999-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Random Vibration Theory Methodology for Seismic  

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Turbine blade vibration dampening  

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The present turbine wheel assembly increases component life and turbine engine longevity. The combination of the strap and the opening combined with the preestablished area of the outer surface of the opening and the preestablished area of the outer circumferential surface of the strap and the friction between the strap and the opening increases the life and longevity of the turbine wheel assembly. Furthermore, the mass "M" or combined mass "CM" of the strap or straps and the centrifugal force assist in controlling vibrations and damping characteristics.

Cornelius, Charles C. (San Diego, CA); Pytanowski, Gregory P. (San Diego, CA); Vendituoli, Jonathan S. (San Diego, CA)

1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine blade vibration dampening  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present turbine wheel assembly increases component life and turbine engine longevity. The combination of the strap and the opening combined with the preestablished area of the outer surface of the opening and the preestablished area of the outer circumferential surface of the strap and the friction between the strap and the opening increases the life and longevity of the turbine wheel assembly. Furthermore, the mass ``M`` or combined mass ``CM`` of the strap or straps and the centrifugal force assist in controlling vibrations and damping characteristics. 5 figs.

Cornelius, C.C.; Pytanowski, G.P.; Vendituoli, J.S.

1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomized metarounding  

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The authors present a new technique for the design of approximation algorithms that can be viewed as a generalization of randomized rounding. They derive new or improved approximation guarantees for a class of generalized congestion problems such as multicast congestion, multiple TSP etc. Their main mathematical tool is a structural decomposition theorem related to the integrality gap of a relaxation.

CARR,ROBERT D.; VEMPALA,SANTOSH

2000-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The vibrational Raman spectrum of CS?  

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THE VIBRATIONAL RAMAN SPECTRUM OF CSp A Thesis By HAROLD NOBLE BALLARD Approved as to style and content by Chairman o| Committee THE VIBRATIONAL RAMAN SPECTRUM OF CS2 HAROLD NOBLE BALLARD A Thesis Suhmitted to the Graduate School... in the procurement of necessary equipment. SECTION I: INTRODUCTION. SECTION II: CLASSICAL THEORY OF RAHAM SCATTERING . SECTION III: THEORY OF NORMAL VIBRATIONS AND VIBRATIONAL WAVE EQUATIONS. A, Morsel Vibrations B. Vibrational Wave Eqnation and lhergy Levels...

Ballard, Harold Noble

1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sum Frequency Generation for Surface Vibrational Spectroscopy...  

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Sum Frequency Generation for Surface Vibrational Spectroscopy Sum Frequency Generation for Surface Vibrational Spectroscopy This customized SFG-VS spectrometer incorporates unique...

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Vibration dampener for dampening vibration of a tubular member  

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Vibration dampener for dampening vibration of a tubular member, such as an instrumentation tube of the type found in nuclear reactor pressure vessels is disclosed. The instrumentation tube is received in an outer tubular member, such as a guide thimble tube. The vibration dampener comprises an annular sleeve which is attachable to the inside surface of the guide thimble tube and which is sized to surround the instrumentation tube. Dimples are attached to the interior wall of the sleeve for radially supporting the instrumentation tube. The wall of the sleeve has a flexible spring member, which is formed from the wall, disposed opposite the dimples for biasing the instrumentation tube into abutment with the dimples. Flow-induced vibration of the instrumentation tube will cause it to move out of contact with the dimples and further engage the spring member, which will flex a predetermined amount and exert a reactive force against the instrumentation tube to restrain its movement. The amount by which the spring member will flex is less than the unrestrained amplitude of vibration of the instrumentation tube. The reactive force exerted against the instrumentation tube will be sufficient to return it to its original axial position within the thimble tube. In this manner, vibration of the instrumentation tube is dampened so that in-core physics measurements are accurate and so that the instrumentation tube will not wear against the inside surface of the guide thimble tube. 14 figs.

Obermeyer, F.D.; Middlebrooks, W.B.; DeMario, E.E.

1994-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration dampener for dampening vibration of a tubular member  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Vibration dampener for dampening vibration of a tubular member, such as an instrumentation tube of the type found in nuclear reactor pressure vessels. The instrumentation tube is received in an outer tubular member, such as a guide thimble tube. The vibration dampener comprises an annular sleeve which is attachable to the inside surface of the guide thimble tube and which is sized to surround the instrumentation tube. Dimples are attached to the interior wall of the sleeve for radially supporting the instrumentation tube. The wall of the sleeve has a flexible spring member, which is formed from the wall, disposed opposite the dimples for biasing the instrumentation tube into abutment with the dimples. Flow-induced vibration of the instrumentation tube will cause it to move out of contact with the dimples and further engage the spring member, which will flex a predetermined amount and exert a reactive force against the instrumentation tube to restrain its movement. The amount by which the spring member will flex is less than the unrestrained amplitude of vibration of the instrumentation tube. The reactive force exerted against the instrumentation tube will be sufficient to return it to its original axial position within the thimble tube. In this manner, vibration of the instrumentation tube is dampened so that in-core physics measurements are accurate and so that the instrumentation tube will not wear against the inside surface of the guide thimble tube.

Obermeyer, Franklin D. (Pensacola, FL); Middlebrooks, Willis B. (Pensacola, FL); DeMario, Edmund E. (Columbia, SC)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum correlation dynamics in photosynthetic processes assisted by molecular vibrations  

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During the long course of evolution, nature has learnt how to exploit quantum effects. In fact, recent experiments reveal the existence of quantum processes whose coherence extends over unexpectedly long time and space ranges. In particular, photosynthetic processes in light-harvesting complexes display a typical oscillatory dynamics ascribed to quantum coherence. Here, we consider the simple model where a dimer made of two chromophores is strongly coupled with a quasi-resonant vibrational mode. We observe the occurrence of wide oscillations of genuine quantum correlations, between electronic excitations and the environment, represented by vibrational bosonic modes. Such a quantum dynamics has been unveiled through the calculation of the negativity of entanglement and the discord, indicators widely used in quantum information for quantifying the resources needed to realize quantum technologies. We also discuss the possibility of approximating additional weakly-coupled off-resonant vibrational modes, simulating the disturbances induced by the rest of the environment, by a single vibrational mode. Within this approximation, one can show that the off-resonant bath behaves like a classical source of noise.

G. L. Giorgi; M. Roncaglia; F. A. Raffa; M. Genovese

2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrations of circular steel plates with damping  

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distributed. Usually, the prime objection to vibrations produced by machines is their effect on humans. These are high frequency vibrations that produce troublesome noise. Low frequency vibrations are often trans- mitted and these may damage nearby... materials used with fans, motors, engines, presses, turbines and similar machines. Byars (1)* studied vibrations of a circular plate on three supports for node patterns, amplitudes and frequencies. Ballentine (2) investigated the vibrations of circular...

Sheth, Prafulchandra Naginlal

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Gaussian Modes of Diffusion in a Quenched Random Medium Tapio Simula1  

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Multi-Gaussian Modes of Diffusion in a Quenched Random Medium Tapio Simula1 and Mikko Stenlund2,3 1 University of Helsinki, Finland We have studied a model of a random walk in a quenched random environment environments (RWRE) [3, 9­11]. In these models the environment describes the local propagation laws, which

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2011 Flowserve Vibration Energy Harvesting  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2011 Flowserve Vibration Energy Harvesting of these vibrations, Flowseve is looking at using vibration absorbers coupled with energy harvesting technology

Demirel, Melik C.

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Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder 1 2 Franz Merkl 3 Silke W.W. Rolles 4 5  

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walk, recurrence, random environment, Gibbs measure, transfer operator. 3 Mathematical Institute] in the special case of reversible chains. The distribution of the environment is given by a joint density which of the ladder as a random walk in a random environment. This environment is given by a marginal of a multi

Bielefeld, University of

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The potential energy of biased random walks on trees Yueyun Hu and Zhan Shi  

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The potential energy of biased random walks on trees by Yueyun Hu and Zhan Shi Universit´e Paris­Watson tree, branching random walk, slow movement, random walk in a random environment, potential energy. 2010 XIII & Universit´e Paris VI Summary. Biased random walks on supercritical Galton­Watson trees

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: novel findings using a simulated adult workplace environment design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ablon JS, Lapey K: A double-blind, crossover comparison ofin children with ADHD: a double-blind, placebo- controlled,randomized, double-blind, forced-dose, parallel-group study.

Wigal, Timothy; Brams, Matthew; Gasior, Maria; Gao, Joseph; Squires, Liza; Giblin, John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed optical fiber vibration sensing  

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, the system measures Rayleigh scattering whose phase is modulated by vibrations. In order to obtain a large sensing area, an external cavity ring laser is used as the light source for a high degree of coherence. The linewidth of this laser light can...

Yu, Hui

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for enriching a middle isotope using vibration-vibration pumping  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method for producing isotopically enriched material by vibration-vibration excitation of gaseous molecules wherein a middle mass isotope of an isotopic mixture including lighter and heavier mass isotopes preferentially populates a higher vibrational mode and chemically reacts to provide a product in which it is enriched. The method can be used for vibration-vibration enrichment of .sup.17 O in a CO reactant mixture.

Rich, Joseph W. (East Aurora, NY); Homicz, Gregory F. (Getzville, NY); Bergman, Richard C. (Corfu, NY)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algebraic methods in vibrational spectroscopy  

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These lectures review some advances in the algebraic description of molecules from two point of views: structure and dynamics. We start by presenting the basic ideas involved in the traditional description of molecular structure in configuration space, where the Born-Oppenheimer and rotor-rigid approximations are assumed to be valid. We then focus on the vibrational degrees of freedom in order to introduce the traditional algebraic realization in terms of bosonic operators of harmonic oscillators. This analysis allows the algebraic methods based on dynamical unitary groups to be introduced as a anharmonization procedure where the local bosonic operators are translated into operators satisfying the su(2) commutation relations. Some examples of the vibrational spec-troscopic description are presented. Concerned with the dynamical point of view an algebraic model to describe collinear collisions in the semiclassical approximation is presented.

Lemus, Renato [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70-543, 04510 Mexico, DF (Mexico)

2011-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Actively controlled vibration welding system and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vibration welding system includes a controller, welding horn, an active material element, and anvil assembly. The assembly may include an anvil body connected to a back plate and support member. The element, e.g., a piezoelectric stack or shape memory alloy, is positioned with respect to the assembly. The horn vibrates in a desirable first direction to form a weld on a work piece. The element controls any vibrations in a second direction by applying calibrated response to the anvil body in the second direction. A method for controlling undesirable vibrations in the system includes positioning the element with respect to the anvil assembly, connecting the anvil body to the support member through the back plate, vibrating the horn in a desirable first direction, and transmitting an input signal to the element to control vibration in an undesirable second direction.

Cai, Wayne W.; Kang, Bongsu; Tan, Chin-An

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Random solutions of random problems...are not just random  

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Let I(n,m) denote a uniformly random instance of some constraint satisfaction problem CSP with n variables and m constraints. Assume that the density r=m/n is small enough so that with high probability I(n,m) has a solution, and consider the experiment of first choosing an instance I=I(n,m) at random, and then sampling a random solution sigma of I (if one exists). For many CSPs (e.g., k-SAT, k-NAE, or k-coloring), this experiment appears difficult both to implement and to analyze; in fact, for a large range of r, no efficient algorithm is known to even compute a single solution of I. In the present paper we show that for many CSPs the above experiment is essentially equivalent to first choosing a random assignment sigma to the n variables, and then drawing a random instance satisfied by sigma uniformly. In general, this second experiment is very easy to implement and amenable to a rigorous analysis. In fact, using this equivalence, we can analyze the solution space of random CSPs. Thus, we can achieve the lon...

Achlioptas, Dimitris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High force vibration testing with wide frequency range  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A shaker assembly for vibration testing includes first and second shakers, where the first shaker includes a piezo-electric material for generating vibration. A support structure permits a test object to be supported for vibration of the test object by both shakers. An input permits an external vibration controller to control vibration of the shakers.

Romero, Edward F.; Jepsen, Richard A.; Gregory, Danny Lynn

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Skyrme energy-density functionals with the QRPA in low-lying vibrational states of rare-earth nuclei  

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Although nuclear energy density functionals are determined primarily by fitting to ground state properties, they are often applied in nuclear astrophysics to excited states, usually through the quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA). Here we test the Skyrme functionals SkM* and SLy4 along with the self-consistent QRPA by calculating properties of low-lying vibrational states in a large number of well-deformed even-even rare-earth nuclei. We reproduce trends in energies and transition probabilities associated with gamma-vibrational states, but our results are not perfect and indicate the presences of multi-particle-hole correlations that are not included in the QRPA. The Skyrme functional SkM* performs noticeably better than SLy4. In a few nuclei, changes in the treatment of the pairing energy functional have a significant effect. The QRPA is less successful with "beta-vibrational" states than with the gamma-vibrational states.

J. Terasaki; J. Engel

2011-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE VIBRATION MONITORING & CONTROL SYSTEM  

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The objective of this program is to develop a system to both monitor the vibration of a bottomhole assembly, and to adjust the properties of an active damper in response to these measured vibrations. Phase I of this program, which entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype, was completed on May 31, 2004. The principal objectives of Phase II are: more extensive laboratory testing, including the evaluation of different feedback algorithms for control of the damper; design and manufacture of a field prototype system; and, testing of the field prototype in drilling laboratories and test wells. Work during this quarter centered on the rebuilding of the prototype using the improved valve design described in the last report. Most of the components have been received and assembly has begun. Testing is expected to resume in August. In April, a paper was presented at the American Association of Drilling Engineers National Technical Conference in Houston. The paper was well received, and several oilfield service and supply companies sent inquiries regarding commercial distribution of the system. These are currently being pursued, but none have yet been finalized.

Martin E. Cobern

2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE VIBRATION MONITORING & CONTROL SYSTEM  

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The objective of this program is to develop a system to both monitor the vibration of a bottomhole assembly, and to adjust the properties of an active damper in response to these measured vibrations. Phase I of this program, which entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype, was completed on May 31, 2004. The principal objectives of Phase II were: more extensive laboratory testing, including the evaluation of different feedback algorithms for control of the damper; design and manufacture of a field prototype system; and, testing of the field prototype in drilling laboratories and test wells. Phase II concluded on January 31, 2006, and the final report was issued. Work on Phase III of the project began during the previous quarter. Efforts this quarter have focused on the manufacture of the prototype and precommercial parts, field test planning and commercialization. The current extreme lead times quoted by oilfield machine shops for collar components, will delay the deployment of the field prototypes. The delivery date for five critical parts from one supplier has slipped to late November, which will preclude deployment for a field test before late December or early January. We are exploring whether we can take the partially made parts and complete them earlier in our own shop.

Martin E. Cobern

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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101

TIME-RESOLVED VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY  

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This document contains the Proceedings from the 14th International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, which was held in Meredith, NH from May 9-14, 2009. The study of molecular dynamics in chemical reaction and biological processes using time-resolved spectroscopy plays an important role in our understanding of energy conversion, storage, and utilization problems. Fundamental studies of chemical reactivity, molecular rearrangements, and charge transport are broadly supported by the DOEâ??s Office of Science because of their role in the development of alternative energy sources, the understanding of biological energy conversion processes, the efficient utilization of existing energy resources, and the mitigation of reactive intermediates in radiation chemistry. In addition, time-resolved spectroscopy is central to all five of DOEâ??s grand challenges for fundamental energy science. The Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy conference is organized biennially to bring the leaders in this field from around the globe together with young scientists to discuss the most recent scientific and technological advances. The latest technology in ultrafast infrared, Raman, and terahertz spectroscopy and the scientific advances that these methods enable were covered. Particular emphasis was placed on new experimental methods used to probe molecular dynamics in liquids, solids, interfaces, nanostructured materials, and biomolecules.

Andrei Tokmakoff, MIT (Conference Chair) [Conference Chair; Paul Champion, Northeastern University; Edwin J. Heilweil, NIST; Keith A. Nelson, MIT; Larry Ziegler, Boston University

2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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RESEARCH LETTERS Vibrating insoles and balance  

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, and such changes have been associated with diminished motor performance. Input noise can enhance sensory and motor be substantially reduced through the application of mechanical noise to the feet via vibrating insoles. We usedRESEARCH LETTERS Vibrating insoles and balance control in elderly people Attila A Priplata, James B

Collins, James J.

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Capturing inhomogeneous broadening of the -CN stretch vibration...  

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by mapping the decay of the vibrational polarization using ultrafast lasers, due to the lack of SFG vibrational spectra with high enough spectral resolution and accurate enough...

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Coherent Vibrational Dynamics and High-Resolution Nonlinear Spectrosco...  

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Vibrational Dynamics and High-Resolution Nonlinear Spectroscopy: A Comparison with the AirDMSO Liquid Interface. Coherent Vibrational Dynamics and High-Resolution Nonlinear...

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active dynamic vibration: Topics by E-print Network  

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Topic Index 1 Active Vibration Control on A 3-DOF Parallel Platform Based on Kane's Dynamics Method Engineering Websites Summary: - 2783 - Active Vibration Control on A 3-DOF...

106

Passively damped vibration welding system and method  

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A vibration welding system includes a controller, welding horn, an anvil, and a passive damping mechanism (PDM). The controller generates an input signal having a calibrated frequency. The horn vibrates in a desirable first direction at the calibrated frequency in response to the input signal to form a weld in a work piece. The PDM is positioned with respect to the system, and substantially damps or attenuates vibration in an undesirable second direction. A method includes connecting the PDM having calibrated properties and a natural frequency to an anvil of an ultrasonic welding system. Then, an input signal is generated using a weld controller. The method includes vibrating a welding horn in a desirable direction in response to the input signal, and passively damping vibration in an undesirable direction using the PDM.

Tan, Chin-An; Kang, Bongsu; Cai, Wayne W.; Wu, Tao

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Peace Corps / Environment Environment Volunteers  

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Peace Corps / Environment Environment Volunteers Environmental damage can have enormous choices about how to best protect and preserve the local environment. Programs and Sample Projects and communications technology, agriculture, and environment. We are looking for applicants with a variety of skills

Kaminsky, Werner

108

Energy scavenging from environmental vibration.  

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The goal of this project is to develop an efficient energy scavenger for converting ambient low-frequency vibrations into electrical power. In order to achieve this a novel inertial micro power generator architecture has been developed that utilizes the bi-stable motion of a mechanical mass to convert a broad range of low-frequency (< 30Hz), and large-deflection (>250 {micro}m) ambient vibrations into high-frequency electrical output energy. The generator incorporates a bi-stable mechanical structure to initiate high-frequency mechanical oscillations in an electromagnetic scavenger. This frequency up-conversion technique enhances the electromechanical coupling and increases the generated power. This architecture is called the Parametric Frequency Increased Generator (PFIG). Three generations of the device have been fabricated. It was first demonstrated using a larger bench-top prototype that had a functional volume of 3.7cm3. It generated a peak power of 558{micro}W and an average power of 39.5{micro}W at an input acceleration of 1g applied at 10 Hz. The performance of this device has still not been matched by any other reported work. It yielded the best power density and efficiency for any scavenger operating from low-frequency (<10Hz) vibrations. A second-generation device was then fabricated. It generated a peak power of 288{micro}W and an average power of 5.8{micro}W from an input acceleration of 9.8m/s{sup 2} at 10Hz. The device operates over a frequency range of 20Hz. The internal volume of the generator is 2.1cm{sup 3} (3.7cm{sup 3} including casing), half of a standard AA battery. Lastly, a piezoelectric version of the PFIG is currently being developed. This device clearly demonstrates one of the key features of the PFIG architecture, namely that it is suitable for MEMS integration, more so than resonant generators, by incorporating a brittle bulk piezoelectric ceramic. This is the first micro-scale piezoelectric generator capable of <10Hz operation. The fabricated device currently generates a peak power of 25.9{micro}W and an average power of 1.21{micro}W from an input acceleration of 9.8m/s{sup -} at 10Hz. The device operates over a frequency range of 23Hz. The internal volume of the generator is 1.2cm{sup 3}.

Galchev, Tzeno (University of Michigan); Apblett, Christopher Alan; Najafi, Khalil (University of Michigan)

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced vibration motor winding arrangement  

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An individual phase winding arrangement having a sixty electrical degree phase belt width for use with a three phase motor armature includes a delta connected phase winding portion and a wye connected phase winding portion. Both the delta and wye connected phase winding portions have a thirty electrical degree phase belt width. The delta and wye connected phase winding portions are each formed from a preselected number of individual coils each formed, in turn, from an unequal number of electrical conductor turns in the approximate ratio of {radical}3. The individual coils of the delta and wye connected phase winding portions may either be connected in series or parallel. This arrangement provides an armature winding for a three phase motor which retains the benefits of the widely known and utilized thirty degree phase belt concept, including improved mmf waveform and fundamental distribution factor, with consequent reduced vibrations and improved efficiency. 4 figs.

Slavik, C.J.; Rhudy, R.G.; Bushman, R.E.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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DOWNHOLE VIBRATION MONITORING & CONTROL SYSTEM  

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The objective of this program is to develop a system to both monitor the vibration of a bottomhole assembly, and to adjust the properties of an active damper in response to these measured vibrations. Phase I of this program, which entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype, was completed on May 31, 2004. The principal objectives of Phase II were: more extensive laboratory testing, including the evaluation of different feedback algorithms for control of the damper; design and manufacture of a field prototype system; and, testing of the field prototype in drilling laboratories and test wells. Phase II concluded on January 31, 2006. The month of January was devoted to the final preparations for, and conducting of testing of the DVMCS at TerraTek laboratories in Salt Lake City. This testing was concluded on January 27, 2006. Much of the effort in this period was then devoted to the analysis of the data and the preparation of the Phase II final report. The report was issued after the close of the period. Work on Phase III of the project began during this quarter. It has consisted of making some modifications in the prototype design to make it more suitable for field testing an more practical for commercial use. This work is continuing. The redesign effort, coupled with the current extreme lead times quoted by oilfield machine shops for collar components, will delay the deployment of the field prototypes. The precommercial prototypes are being developed in parallel, so the project should be completed per the current schedule.

Martin E. Cobern

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Downhole Vibration Monitoring & Control System  

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The objective of this program is to develop a system to both monitor the vibration of a bottomhole assembly, and to adjust the properties of an active damper in response to these measured vibrations. Phase I of this program, which entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype, was completed on May 31, 2004. The principal objectives of Phase II were: more extensive laboratory testing, including the evaluation of different feedback algorithms for control of the damper; design and manufacture of a field prototype system; and, testing of the field prototype in a drilling laboratory. Phase II concluded on January 31, 2006, and the Phase II final report was issued. Work on Phase III of the project began during the first quarter, 2006. Efforts the current quarter have continued to focus on the manufacture of the prototype and precommercial parts, field test planning and commercialization. The continued extreme lead times quoted by oilfield machine shops for collar components significantly delayed the deployment of the prototype and precommercial units. All parts have now been received for two units, and all but one for the third. Mechanical assembly of the first two systems is complete and the electronics installation and laboratory testing will be finished in April. We have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a major US oilfield equipment supplier, which calls for their assisting with our field tests, in cash and in kind. We are close to signing a definitive agreement which includes the purchase of the three precommercial units. We had also signed a CRADA with the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Test Center (RMOTC), and scheduled a test at their site, The RMOTC drilling schedule continues to slip, and the test cannot begin until the first week of May. Based on these factors, we have requested a no-cost extension to July 31, 2007.

Martin E. Cobern

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

112

DOWNHOLE VIBRATION MONITORING & CONTROL SYSTEM  

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The objective of this program is to develop a system to both monitor the vibration of a bottomhole assembly, and to adjust the properties of an active damper in response to these measured vibrations. Phase I of this program, which entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype, was completed on May 31, 2004. The principal objectives of Phase II are: more extensive laboratory testing, including the evaluation of different feedback algorithms for control of the damper; design and manufacture of a field prototype system; and, testing of the field prototype in drilling laboratories and test wells. As a result of the lower than expected performance of the MR damper noted last quarter, several additional tests were conducted. These dealt with possible causes of the lack of dynamic range observed in the testing: additional damping from the oil in the Belleville springs; changes in properties of the MR fluid; and, residual magnetization of the valve components. Of these, only the last was found to be significant. By using a laboratory demagnetization apparatus between runs, a dynamic range of 10:1 was achieved for the damper, more than adequate to produce the needed improvements in drilling. Additional modeling was also performed to identify a method of increasing the magnetic field in the damper. As a result of the above, several changes were made in the design. Additional circuitry was added to demagnetize the valve as the field is lowered. The valve was located to above the Belleville springs to reduce the load placed upon it and offer a greater range of materials for its construction. In addition, to further increase the field strength, the coils were relocated from the mandrel to the outer housing. At the end of the quarter, the redesign was complete and new parts were on order. The project is approximately three months behind schedule at this time.

Martin E. Cobern

2005-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

113

Vibrated polar disks: spontaneous motion, binary collisions, and collective dynamics  

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We study the spontaneous motion, binary collisions, and collective dynamics of "polar disks", i.e. purpose-built particles which, when vibrated between two horizontal plates, move coherently along a direction strongly correlated to their intrinsic polarity. The motion of our particles, although nominally three-dimensional and complicated, is well accounted for by a two-dimensional persistent random walk. Their binary collisions are spatiotemporally extended events during which multiple actual collisions happen, yielding a weak average effective alignment. We show that this well-controlled, "dry active matter" system can display collective motion with orientationally-ordered regions of the order of the system size. We provide evidence of strong number density in the most ordered regimes observed. These results are discussed in the light of the limitations of our system, notably those due to the inevitable presence of walls.

Julien Deseigne; Sbastien Lonard; Olivier Dauchot; Hugues Chat

2012-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

114

Random coincidence of $2\  

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Two neutrino double $\\beta$ decay can create irremovable background even in high energy resolution detectors searching for neutrinoless double $\\beta$ decay due to random coincidence of $2\

D. M. Chernyak; F. A. Danevich; A. Giuliani; E. Olivieri; M. Tenconi; V. I. Tretyak

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

115

Low cost subpixel method for vibration measurement  

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Traditional vibration measurement methods are based on devices that acquire local data by direct contact (accelerometers, GPS) or by laser beams (Doppler vibrometers). Our proposal uses video processing to obtain the vibration frequency directly from the scene, without the need of auxiliary targets or devices. Our video-vibrometer can obtain the vibration frequency at any point in the scene and can be implemented with low-cost devices, such as commercial cameras. Here we present the underlying theory and some experiments that support our technique.

Ferrer, Belen [Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. Alicante P.O. Box, 99, 03080 Alicante (Spain); Espinosa, Julian; Perez, Jorge; Acevedo, Pablo; Mas, David [Inst. of Physics Applied to the Sciences and Technologies, Univ. Alicante P.O. Box, 99, 03080 Alicante (Spain); Roig, Ana B. [Department of Optics, Univ. Alicante P.O. Box, 99, 03080 Alicante (Spain)

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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On the neutron noise diagnostics of pressurized water reactor control rod vibrations II. Stochastic vibrations  

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In an earlier publication, using the theory of neutron fluctuations induced by a vibrating control rod, a complete formal solution of rod vibration diagnostics based on neutron noise measurements was given in terms of Fourier-transformed neutron detector time signals. The suggested procedure was checked in numerical simulation tests where only periodic vibrations could be considered. The procedure and its numerical testing are elaborated for stochastic two-dimensional vibrations. A simple stochastic theory of two-dimensional flow-induced vibrations is given; then the diagnostic method is formulated in the stochastic case, that is, in terms of neutron detector auto- and crosspower spectra. A previously suggested approximate rod localization technique is also formulated in the stochastic case. Applicability of the methods is then investigated in numerical simulation tests, using the proposed model of stochastic two-dimensional vibrations when generating neutron detector spectra that simulate measured data.

Pazsit, I.; Glockler, O.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Multicoloured Random Graphs: The Random Dynamics Program  

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The Random Dynamics program is a proposal to explain the origin of all symmetries, including Lorentz and gauge invariance without appeal to any fundamental invariance of the laws of nature, and to derive the known physical laws in such a way as to be almost unavoidable. C. D. Froggatt and H. B. Nielsen proposed in their book Origin of Symmetries, that symmetries and physical laws should arise naturally from some essentially random dynamics rather than being postulated to be exact. The most useful assumption of the program that can be made about the fundamental laws is taken to be that they are random and then to see how known physics like mechanics and relativity follow from them. It is believed that almost any model of these regularities would appear in some limit for example as energies become small. Almost all theories or models at the fundamental level could then explain known physics. We suggest how using the formalism and properties of random graphs might be useful in developing the theory, and point towards directions in which it can be more fully extended in future work.

Sam Tarzi

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, AUGUST 5-10, 2012  

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The Vibrational Spectroscopy conference brings together experimentalists and theoreticians working at the frontiers of modern vibrational spectroscopy, with a special emphasis on spectroscopies that probe the structure and dynamics of molecules in gases, liquids, and at interfaces. The conference explores the wide range of state-of-the-art techniques based on vibrational motion. These techniques span the fields of time-domain, high-resolution frequency-domain, spatially-resolved, nonlinear, and multidimensional spectroscopies. The conference highlights both the application of these techniques in chemistry, materials, biology, the environment, and medicine as well as the development of theoretical models that enable one to connect spectroscopic signatures to underlying molecular motions including chemical reaction dynamics. The conference goal is to advance the field of vibrational spectroscopy by bringing together a collection of researchers who share common interests and who will gain from discussing work at the forefront of several connected areas. The intent is to emphasize the insights and understanding that studies of vibrations provide about a variety of molecular systems ranging from small polyatomic molecules to large biomolecules, nanomaterials, and environmental systems.

Geiger, Franz

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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On the neutron noise diagnostics of pressurized water reactor control rod vibrations. 1. periodic vibrations  

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Based on the theory of neutron noise arising from the vibration of a localized absorber, the possibility of rod vibration diagnostics is investigated. It is found that noise source characteristics, namely rod position and vibration trajectory and spectra, can be unfolded from measured neutron noise signals. For the localization process, the first and more difficult part of the diagnostics, a procedure is suggested whose novelty is that it is applicable in case of arbitrary vibration trajectories. Applicability of the method is investigated in numerical experiments where effects of background noise are also accounted for.

Pazsit, I.; Glockler, O.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Superdiffusivity for a Brownian polymer in a continuous Gaussian environment  

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environment (random medium) which can be briefly described as follows: the polymer itself, in the absenceSuperdiffusivity for a Brownian polymer in a continuous Gaussian environment S´ergio Bezerra Samy the asymptotic behavior of a one-dimen- sional Brownian polymer in random medium represented by a Gaussian field

Tindel, Samy - Institut de Mathématiques ?lie Cartan, Université Henri Poincaré

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Electrostatic vibration-to-electric energy conversion  

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Ultra-Low-Power electronics can perform useful functions with power levels as low as 170 nW. This makes them amenable to powering from ambient sources such as vibration. In this case, they can become autonomous. Motivated ...

Mur Miranda, Jos Oscar, 1972-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Harvesting energy from non-ideal vibrations  

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Energy harvesting has drawn significant interest for its potential to power autonomous low-power applications. Vibration energy harvesting is particularly well suited to industrial condition sensing, environmental monitoring ...

Chang, Samuel C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Multi-frequency cable vibration experiments  

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A series of Multi-Frequency cable vibration experiments at Reynolds number 7600 were carried out at the MIT Tow Tank using the Virtual Cable Towing Apparatus (VCTA). Motions observed in a Direct Numerical Simulation of a ...

Wiggins, Andrew (Andrew Dale)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Airfoil Vortex Induced Vibration suppression devices  

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Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) is a major concern of the offshore oil industry. This problem leads to fatigue failure in the marine risers and causes costly replacement of the risers. Appendages such as helical strakes ...

Lee, Evan J. (Evan Joseph)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Lattice Vibrations and Superconductivity in Layered Structures  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B VOLUME 2, NUMBER 7 1 OCTOB ER, 1970 Lattice Vibrations and Superconductivity in Layered Structures* B. E. Allen, G. P. Alldredge, and F. W. de bette DePartment of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (Received 18... May 1970) In order to estimate the influence of both surface and interface effects on phonon frequencies and superconducting transition temperatures in layered structures, we have calculated the vibrational modes of structures composed...

Allen, Roland E.; Alldredg, GP; WETTE, FWD.

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

VIBRATIONALLY EXCITED HCN AROUND AFGL 2591: A PROBE OF PROTOSTELLAR STRUCTURE  

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Vibrationally excited molecules with submillimeter rotational transitions are potentially excellent probes of physical conditions near protostars. This study uses observations of the v = 1 and v = 2 ro-vibrational modes of HCN (4-3) to probe this environment. The presence or absence and relative strengths of these ro-vibrational lines probe the gas excitation mechanism and physical conditions in warm, dense material associated with protostellar disks. We present pilot observations from the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope and follow-up observations from the Submillimeter Array. All vibrationally excited HCN (4-3) v = 0, v = 1, and v = 2 lines were observed. The existence of the three v = 2 lines at approximately equal intensity imply collisional excitation with a density of greater than (10{sup 10} cm{sup -3}) and a temperature of >1000 K for the emitting gas. This warm, high-density material should directly trace structures formed in the protostellar envelope and disk environment. Further, the line shapes of the v = 2 emission may suggest a Keplerian disk. This Letter demonstrates the utility of this technique which is of particular interest due to the recent inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

Veach, Todd J. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Groppi, Christopher E. [School for Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Hedden, Abigail, E-mail: tveach@asu.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS-78, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

127

Method and apparatus for vibrating a substrate during material formation  

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A method and apparatus for affecting the properties of a material include vibrating the material during its formation (i.e., "surface sifting"). The method includes the steps of providing a material formation device and applying a plurality of vibrations to the material during formation, which vibrations are oscillations having dissimilar, non-harmonic frequencies and at least two different directions. The apparatus includes a plurality of vibration sources that impart vibrations to the material.

Bailey, Jeffrey A. (Richland, WA) [Richland, WA; Roger, Johnson N. (Richland, WA) [Richland, WA; John, Munley T. (Benton City, WA) [Benton City, WA; Walter, Park R. (Benton City, WA) [Benton City, WA

2008-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

128

sustainable environment  

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sustainable resource management environment fisheries aquaculture Cefas capability statement #12 that they can manage their environments and resources in a responsible, effective and sustainable manner. Our costs · Understand, assess and develop opportunities in the short, medium and long-term · Build

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Electrostatic DFT Map for the Complete Vibrational Amide Band of NMA Tomoyuki Hayashi, Wei Zhuang, and Shaul Mukamel*  

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. Sampling the global electric field in the entire region of the transition charge densities (TCDs is a powerful tool for prob- ing molecular structure and dynamics in the condensed phase.1-13 Vibrational frequencies are sensitive to the local solvent environment; the frequency shift with respect to the gas phase

Mukamel, Shaul

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Press-in piling: Ground vibration and noise during pile installation David White*, Tim Finlay**, Malcolm Bolton*** and Grant Bearss****  

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of press-in piling makes use of hydraulic rams to provide the force necessary to jack pre-formed piles1 Press-in piling: Ground vibration and noise during pile installation David White*, Tim Finlay-suited to the urban environment. The press- in method offers an alternative technique of pile installation, which

Bolton, Malcolm

131

Directed random testing  

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Random testing can quickly generate many tests, is easy to implement, scales to large software applications, and reveals software errors. But it tends to generate many tests that are illegal or that exercise the same parts ...

Pacheco, Carlos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Exponential Random Simplicial Complexes  

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Exponential random graph models have attracted significant research attention over the past decades. These models are maximum-entropy ensembles under the constraints that the expected values of a set of graph observables are equal to given values. Here we extend these maximum-entropy ensembles to random simplicial complexes, which are more adequate and versatile constructions to model complex systems in many applications. We show that many random simplicial complex models considered in the literature can be casted as maximum-entropy ensembles under certain constraints. We introduce and analyze the most general random simplicial complex ensemble $\\mathbf{\\Delta}$ with statistically independent simplices. Our analysis is simplified by the observation that any distribution $\\mathbb{P}(O)$ on any collection of objects $\\mathcal{O}=\\{O\\}$, including graphs and simplicial complexes, is maximum-entropy under the constraint that the expected value of $-\\ln \\mathbb{P}(O)$ is equal to the entropy of the distribution. W...

Zuev, Konstantin; Krioukov, Dmitri

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Mechanical vibration to electrical energy converter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Electromechanical devices that generate an electrical signal in response to an external source of mechanical vibrations can operate as a sensor of vibrations and as an energy harvester for converting mechanical vibration to electrical energy. The devices incorporate a magnet that is movable through a gap in a ferromagnetic circuit, wherein a coil is wound around a portion of the ferromagnetic circuit. A flexible coupling is used to attach the magnet to a frame for providing alignment of the magnet as it moves or oscillates through the gap in the ferromagnetic circuit. The motion of the magnet can be constrained to occur within a substantially linear range of magnetostatic force that develops due to the motion of the magnet. The devices can have ferromagnetic circuits with multiple arms, an array of magnets having alternating polarity and, encompass micro-electromechanical (MEM) devices.

Kellogg, Rick Allen (Tijeras, NM); Brotz, Jay Kristoffer (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

134

Surrogate Spent Nuclear Fuel Vibration Integrity Investigation  

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Transportation packages for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) must meet safety requirements under normal and accident conditions as specified by federal regulations. During transportation, SNF experiences unique conditions and challenges to cladding integrity due to the vibrational and impact loading encountered during road or rail shipment. ORNL has been developing testing capabilities that can be used to improve our understanding of the impacts of vibration loading on SNF integrity, especially for high burn-up SNF in normal transportation operation conditions. This information can be used to meet nuclear industry and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs in the area of safety of SNF storage and transportation operations.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Wang, Hong [ORNL; Bevard, Bruce Balkcom [ORNL; Howard, Rob L [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

A discrete fractional random transform  

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We propose a discrete fractional random transform based on a generalization of the discrete fractional Fourier transform with an intrinsic randomness. Such discrete fractional random transform inheres excellent mathematical properties of the fractional Fourier transform along with some fantastic features of its own. As a primary application, the discrete fractional random transform has been used for image encryption and decryption.

Zhengjun Liu; Haifa Zhao; Shutian Liu

2006-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

136

POLE ASSIGNMENT FOR A VIBRATING SYSTEM WITH AERODYNAMIC EFFECT #  

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POLE ASSIGNMENT FOR A VIBRATING SYSTEM WITH AERODYNAMIC EFFECT # J. N. WANG + , S. H. CHOU # , Y. C­input state feedback control arising from a one­dimensional vibrating system with aerodynamic e real axis. Key words. vibrating system, aerodynamic e#ect, state feedback control, pole assignment AMS

Chou, So-Hsiang

137

POLE ASSIGNMENT FOR A VIBRATING SYSTEM WITH AERODYNAMIC EFFECT  

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POLE ASSIGNMENT FOR A VIBRATING SYSTEM WITH AERODYNAMIC EFFECT J. N. WANG, S. H. CHOU, Y. C. CHEN feedback control arising from a one-dimensional vibrating system with aerodynamic effect. On the practical real axis. Key words. vibrating system, aerodynamic effect, state feedback control, pole assignment AMS

Lin, Wen-Wei

138

Active Automobile Engine Vibration Analysis Technical Report Number 1  

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Active Automobile Engine Vibration Analysis Technical Report Number 1 Page 1 of 26 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT: Distribution authorized to all. Active Automobile Engine Vibration Analysis Technical Report at the University of Southern California #12;Active Automobile Engine Vibration Analysis Technical Report Number 1

Levi, Anthony F. J.

139

Lagrangian observations of homogeneous random environments Craig L. Zirbel1  

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of Mathematics and Statistics Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403-0221 September 25, 2001

Zirbel, Craig L.

140

Blasthole timing control vibration, airblast and flyrock  

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The authors say there is more to proper blasthole design than sequencing holes. Timing is one of the most important blast design variables. Timing controls the fragmentation size, piling of the broken material, maximum vibration level, airblast, flyrock, backbreak, endbreak and general overbreak. The authors explain how each of these items is controlled by timing.

Konya, C.J.; Walter, E.J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT USING AMBIENT VIBRATIONS  

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SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT USING AMBIENT VIBRATIONS: METHOD AND VALIDATION Clotaire Michel, France cmichel@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr Abstract Seismic vulnerability in wide areas is usually assessed like USA or Italy. France is a country with moderate seismicity so that it requires lower-cost methods

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

142

Notes 10. The dynamic vibration absorber  

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] Luis San Andres (c) 2008 MEEN 363 - 617 THE VIBRATION ABSORBER Preamble - A NEED arises: Consider the periodic forced response of a primary system (Kp-Mp) defined by X p (t) K p F(t) M P M p 10 3 lb?:= K p 110 5 ? lbf in ?:= Its natural frequency is...

San Andres, Luis

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

HYDROGEN LOCAL VIBRATIONAL MODES IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS  

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HYDROGEN LOCAL VIBRATIONAL MODES IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS M.D. MCCLUSKEY* University) spectroscopy of hydrogen and deuterium in GaP, AlSb, ZnSe, and GaN has provided important information about the structures of dopant- hydrogen complexes and their interaction with the host lattice. In GaN:Mg, for example

McCluskey, Matthew

144

Downhole Vibration Monitoring and Control System  

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The objective of this program is to develop a system to both monitor the vibration of a bottomhole assembly, and to adjust the properties of an active damper in response to these measured vibrations. The key feature of this system is its use of a magnetorheological fluid (MRF) to allow the damping coefficient to be changed extensively, rapidly and reversibly without the use of mechanical valves, but only by the application of a current. Phase I of this program, which entailed modeling and design of the necessary subsystems and design, manufacture and test of a full laboratory prototype, was completed on May 31, 2004. Much of the effort was devoted to the design and testing of the MRF damper, itself. The principal objectives of Phase II were: more extensive laboratory testing, including the evaluation of different feedback algorithms for control of the damper; design and manufacture of a field prototype system; and, testing of the field prototype in a drilling laboratory. Phase II concluded on January 31, 2006, and a final report was issued. Work on Phase III of the project began during the first quarter, 2006, with the objectives of building precommercial prototypes, testing them in a drilling laboratory and the field; developing and implementing a commercialization plan. All of these have been accomplished. The Downhole Vibration Monitoring & Control System (DVMCS) prototypes have been successfully proven in testing at the TerraTek drilling facility and at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Test Center (RMOTC.) Based on the results of these tests, we have signed a definitive development and distribution agreement with Smith, and commercial deployment is underway. This current version of the DVMCS monitors and controls axial vibrations. Due to time and budget constraints of this program, it was not possible to complete a system that would also deal with lateral and torsional (stick-slip) vibrations as originally planned; however, this effort is continuing without DOE funding.

Martin E. Cobern

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

145

The photodissociation and reaction dynamics of vibrationally excited molecules  

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This research determines the nature of highly vibrationally excited molecules, their unimolecular reactions, and their photodissociation dynamics. The goal is to characterize vibrationally excited molecules and to exploit that understanding to discover and control their chemical pathways. Most recently the author has used a combination of vibrational overtone excitation and laser induced fluorescence both to characterize vibrationally excited molecules and to study their photodissociation dynamics. The author has also begun laser induced grating spectroscopy experiments designed to obtain the electronic absorption spectra of highly vibrationally excited molecules.

Crim, F.F. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Vertical vibration and shape oscillation of acoustically levitated water drops  

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We present the vertical harmonic vibration of levitated water drops within ultrasound field. The restoring force to maintain such a vibration mode is provided by the resultant force of acoustic radiation force and drop gravity. Experiments reveal that the vibration frequency increases with the aspect ratio for drops with the same volume, which agrees with the theoretical prediction for those cases of nearly equiaxed drops. During the vertical vibration, the floating drops undergo the second order shape oscillation. The shape oscillation frequency is determined to be twice the vibration frequency.

Geng, D. L.; Xie, W. J.; Yan, N.; Wei, B., E-mail: bbwei@nwpu.edu.cn [Department of Applied Physics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

147

Apparatus and methods for determining at least one characteristic of a proximate environment  

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Methods and an apparatus for determining at least one characteristic of an environment are disclosed. A vibrational energy may be imparted into an environment and a magnitude of damping of the vibrational energy may be measured and at least one characteristic of the environment may be determined. Particularly, a vibratory source may be operated and coupled to an environment. At least one characteristic of the environment may be determined based on a shift in at least one steady-state frequency of oscillation of the vibratory source. An apparatus may include at least one vibratory source and a structure for positioning the at least one vibratory source proximate to an environment. Further, the apparatus may include an analysis device for determining at least one characteristic of the environment based at least partially upon shift in a steady-state oscillation frequency of the vibratory source for the given impetus.

Novascone, Stephen R. (Idaho Falls, ID); West, Phillip B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Anderson, Michael J. (Troy, ID)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

148

Random Walks with Lookahead in Power Law Random Graphs  

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1 Random Walks with Lookahead in Power Law Random Graphs Milena Mihail Amin Saberi Prasad Tetali Georgia Institute of Technology Email: mihail, saberi @cc.gatech.edu tetali@math.cc.gatech.edu Abstract

Mihail, Milena

149

Characterization of the Virgo Seismic Environment  

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The Virgo gravitational wave detector is an interferometer (ITF) with 3km arms located in Pisa, Italy. From July to October 2010, Virgo performed its third science run (VSR3) in coincidence with the LIGO detectors. Despite several techniques adopted to isolate the interferometer from the environment, seismic noise remains an important issue for Virgo. Vibrations produced by the detector infrastructure (such as air conditioning units, water chillers/heaters, pumps) are found to affect Virgo's sensitivity, with the main coupling mechanisms being through beam jitter and scattered light processes. The Advanced Virgo (AdV) design seeks to reduce ITF couplings to environmental noise by having most vibration-sensitive components suspended and in-vacuum, as well as muffle and relocate loud machines. During the months of June and July 2010, a Guralp-3TD seismometer was stationed at various locations around the Virgo site hosting major infrastructure machines. Seismic data were examined using spectral and coherence ana...

Accadia, T; Astone, P; Ballardin, G; Barone, F; Barsuglia, M; Basti, A; Bauer, Th S; Bebronne, M; Beker, M G; Belletoile, A; Bitossi, M; Bizouard, M A; Blom, M; Bondu, F; Bonelli, L; Bonnand, R; Boschi, V; Bosi, L; Bouhou, B; Braccini, S; Bradaschia, C; Branchesi, M; Briant, T; Brillet, A; Brisson, V; Bulik, T; Bulten, H J; Buskulic, D; Buy, C; Cagnoli, G; Calloni, E; Canuel, B; Carbognani, F; Cavalier, F; Cavalieri, R; Cella, G; Cesarini, E; Chaibi, O; Chassande-Mottin, E; Chincarini, A; Chiummo, A; Cleva, F; Coccia, E; Cohadon, P -F; Colacino, C N; Colas, J; Colla, A; Colombini, M; Conte, A; Coughlin, M; Coulon, J -P; Cuoco, E; DAntonio, S; Dattilo, V; Davier, M; Day, R; De Rosa, R; Debreczeni, G; Del Pozzo, W; del Prete, M; Di Fiore, L; Di Lieto, A; Emilio, M Di Paolo; Di Virgilio, A; Dietz, A; Drago, M; Endroczi, G; Fafone, V; Ferrante, I; Fidecaro, F; Fiori, I; Flaminio, R; Forte, L A; Fournier, J -D; Franc, J; Frasca, S; Frasconi, F; Galimberti, M; Gammaitoni, L; Garufi, F; Gaspar, M E; Gemme, G; Genin, E; Gennai, A; Giazotto, A; Gouaty, R; Granata, M; Greverie, C; Guidi, G M; Hayau, J -F; Heidmann, A; Heitmann, H; Hello, P; Jaranowski, P; Kowalska, I; Krolak, A; Leroy, N; Letendre, N; Li, T G F; Liguori, N; Lorenzini, M; Loriette, V; Losurdo, G; Majorana, E; Maksimovic, I; Man, N; Mantovani, M; Marchesoni, F; Marion, F; Marque, J; Martelli, F; Masserot, A; Michel, C; Milano, L; Minenkov, Y; Mohan, M; Morgado, N; Morgia, A; Mosca, S; Mours, B; Naticchioni, L; Nocera, F; Pagliaroli, G; Palladino, L; Palomba, C; Paoletti, F; Parisi, M; Pasqualetti, A; Passaquieti, R; Passuello, D; Persichetti, G; Piergiovanni, F; Pietka, M; Pinard, L; Poggiani, R; Prato, M; Prodi, G A; Punturo, M; Puppo, P; Rabeling, D S; Racz, I; Rapagnani, P; Re, V; Regimbau, T; Ricci, F; Robinet, F; Rocchi, A; Rolland, L; Romano, R; Rosinska, D; Ruggi, P; Sassolas, B; Sentenac, D; Sperandio, L; Sturani, R; Swinkels, B; Tacca, M; Taffarello, L; Toncelli, A; Tonelli, M; Torre, O; Tournefier, E; Travasso, F; Vajente, G; Brand, J F J van den; Broeck, C Van Den; van der Putten, S; Vasuth, M; Vavoulidis, M; Vedovato, G; Verkindt, D; Vetrano, F; Vicere, A; Vinet, J -Y; Vitale, S; Vocca, H; Ward, R L; Was, M; Yvert, M; Zadrozny, A; Zendri, J -P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Device Independent Random Number Generation  

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Randomness is an invaluable resource in today's life with a broad use reaching from numerical simulations through randomized algorithms to cryptography. However, on the classical level no true randomness is available and even the use of simple quantum devices in a prepare-measure setting suffers from lack of stability and controllability. This gave rise to a group of quantum protocols that provide randomness certified by classical statistical tests -- Device Independent Quantum Random Number Generators. In this paper we review the most relevant results in this field, which allow the production of almost perfect randomness with help of quantum devices, supplemented with an arbitrary weak source of additional randomness. This is in fact the best one could hope for to achieve, as with no starting randomness (corresponding to no free will in a different concept) even a quantum world would have a fully deterministic description.

Mataj Pivoluska; Martin Plesch

2015-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

151

An investigation of online environments supporting follow-up to professional development for Texas school librarians  

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-only control group experimental design with self-selected participants. School librarians were stratified by level of service and socioeconomic school status and were randomly assigned to one of three environments. Two experimental environments were used: (a...

Green, Mary Elizabeth

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

152

Automatic monitoring of vibration welding equipment  

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A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host device, a check station, and a robot. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station. Sensors, e.g., temperature sensors, are positioned with respect to the welding equipment. Additional sensors are positioned with respect to the check station, including a pressure-sensitive array. The host device, which monitors a condition of the welding equipment, measures signals via the sensors positioned with respect to the welding equipment when the horn is actively forming a weld. The robot moves the horn and anvil to the check station, activates the check station sensors at the check station, and determines a condition of the welding equipment by processing the received signals. Acoustic, force, temperature, displacement, amplitude, and/or attitude/gyroscopic sensors may be used.

Spicer, John Patrick; Chakraborty, Debejyo; Wincek, Michael Anthony; Wang, Hui; Abell, Jeffrey A; Bracey, Jennifer; Cai, Wayne W

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

153

Vibration welding system with thin film sensor  

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A vibration welding system includes an anvil, a welding horn, a thin film sensor, and a process controller. The anvil and horn include working surfaces that contact a work piece during the welding process. The sensor measures a control value at the working surface. The measured control value is transmitted to the controller, which controls the system in part using the measured control value. The thin film sensor may include a plurality of thermopiles and thermocouples which collectively measure temperature and heat flux at the working surface. A method includes providing a welder device with a slot adjacent to a working surface of the welder device, inserting the thin film sensor into the slot, and using the sensor to measure a control value at the working surface. A process controller then controls the vibration welding system in part using the measured control value.

Cai, Wayne W; Abell, Jeffrey A; Li, Xiaochun; Choi, Hongseok; Zhao, Jingzhou

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

154

Transportation Shock and Vibration Literature Review  

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This report fulfills the M4 milestone M4FT-13OR08220112, "Report Documenting Experimental Activities." The purpose of this report is to document the results of a literature review conducted of studies related to the vibration and shock associated with the normal conditions of transport for rail shipments of used nuclear fuel from commercial light-water reactors. As discussed in Adkins (2013), the objective of this report is to determine if adequate data exist that would enable the impacts of the shock and vibration associated with the normal conditions of transport on commercial light-water reactor used nuclear fuel shipped in current generation rail transportation casks to be realistically modeled.

Maheras, Steven J.; Lahti, Erik A.; Ross, Steven B.

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

155

Random Selection for Drug Screening  

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Simple random sampling is generally the starting point for a random sampling process. This sampling technique ensures that each individual within a group (population) has an equal chance of being selected. There are a variety of ways to implement random sampling in a practical situation.

Center for Human Reliability Studies

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Vibrational sum frequency study on biological interfaces  

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) ............................................................................................................. 11 3 Vibrating capacitive probe ................................................................................. 16 4 Molecular structure of human plasma fibrinogen (FRN)................................... 19 5 Displacement of Alexa 594...-labeled fibrinogen from a silica surface by a 5% human plasma solution ............................................................ 24 6 AFM images of a single FRN molecule adsorbed at the silica/buffer interface (a) at pH 8.0 and (b) at pH 8.0 after...

Lim, Soon Mi

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

157

Vibrational Superposition States Without Rotating Wave Approximation  

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We propose a scheme to generate superpositions of coherent states for the vibrational motion of a laser cooled trapped-ion. It is based on the interaction with a standing wave making use of the counter-rotating terms, i.e. not applying the rotating wave approximation. We also show that the same scheme can be exploited for quantum state measurement, i.e. with the same scheme non-classical states may be reconstructed

Mancini, S; Tombesi, P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Community, Environment  

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BENEFITS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF EQUIPMENT IN HLW TANKS - 12341  

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Vibration analyses of equipment intended for use in the Savannah River Site (SRS) radioactive liquid waste storage tanks are performed during pre-deployment testing and has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the life-cycle costs of the equipment. Benefits of using vibration analysis to identify rotating machinery problems prior to deployment in radioactive service will be presented in this paper. Problems encountered at SRS and actions to correct or lessen the severity of the problem are discussed. In short, multi-million dollar cost saving have been realized at SRS as a direct result of vibration analysis on existing equipment. Vibration analysis of equipment prior to installation can potentially reduce inservice failures, and increases reliability. High-level radioactive waste is currently stored in underground carbon steel waste tanks at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site and at the Hanford Site, WA. Various types of rotating machinery (pumps and separations equipment) are used to manage and retrieve the tank contents. Installation, maintenance, and repair of these pumps and other equipment are expensive. In fact, costs to remove and replace a single pump can be as high as a half million dollars due to requirements for radioactive containment. Problems that lead to in-service maintenance and/or equipment replacement can quickly exceed the initial investment, increase radiological exposure, generate additional waste, and risk contamination of personnel and the work environment. Several different types of equipment are considered in this paper, but pumps provide an initial example for the use of vibration analysis. Long-shaft (45 foot long) and short-shaft (5-10 feet long) equipment arrangements are used for 25-350 horsepower slurry mixing and transfer pumps in the SRS HLW tanks. Each pump has a unique design, operating characteristics and associated costs, sometimes exceeding a million dollars. Vibration data are routinely collected during pre-installation tests and screened for: Critical speeds or resonance, Imbalance of rotating parts, Shaft misalignment, Fluid whirl or lubrication break down, Bearing damages, and Other component abnormalities. Examples of previous changes in operating parameters and fabrication tolerances and extension of equipment life resulting from the SRS vibration analysis program include: (1) Limiting operational speeds for some pumps to extend service life without design or part changes; (2) Modifying manufacturing methods (tightening tolerances) for impellers on slurry mixing pumps based on vibration data that indicated hydraulic imbalance; (3) Identifying rolling element mounting defects and replacing those components in pump seals before installation; and (4) Identifying the need for bearing design modification for SRS long-shaft mixing pump designs to eliminate fluid whirl and critical speeds which significantly increased the equipment service life. In addition, vibration analyses and related analyses have been used during new equipment scale-up tests to identify the need for design improvements for full-scale operation / deployment of the equipment in the full size tanks. For example, vibration analyses were recently included in the rotary micro-filtration scale-up test program at SRNL.

Stefanko, D.; Herbert, J.

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

160

Accelerated Randomized Benchmarking  

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Quantum information processing offers promising advances for a wide range of fields and applications, provided that we can efficiently assess the performance of the control applied in candidate systems. That is, we must be able to determine whether we have implemented a desired gate, and refine accordingly. Randomized benchmarking reduces the difficulty of this task by exploiting symmetries in quantum operations. Here, we bound the resources required for benchmarking and show that, with prior information, we can achieve several orders of magnitude better accuracy than in traditional approaches to benchmarking. Moreover, by building on state-of-the-art classical algorithms, we reach these accuracies with near-optimal resources. Our approach requires an order of magnitude less data to achieve the same accuracies and to provide online estimates of the errors in the reported fidelities. We also show that our approach is useful for physical devices by comparing to simulations. Our results thus enable the application of randomized benchmarking in new regimes, and dramatically reduce the experimental effort required to assess control fidelities in quantum systems. Finally, our work is based on open-source scientific libraries, and can readily be applied in systems of interest.

Christopher Granade; Christopher Ferrie; D. G. Cory

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Diagnosing subsynchronous vibrations in turbomachinery - stable or unstable  

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friction whip defies the general rules of thumb for diagnosing a true instability and at the same time is a very violent one as well. The last phenomenon to be studied is coupled lateral-torsional vibrations. A special test rig was built to study... this effect, and clear indicators have been identified to distinguish the response as resulting from torsional vibrations and also classify it as a benign source of subsynchronous vibration. The test rig is also mathematically modeled to predict its...

Rajagopalan, Vinayaka Narayanan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

162

Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy of Adsorbed Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins at Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Solid-Water Interfaces  

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Chapter 2 Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy2.1. Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational SpectroscopyIntroduction Sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational

Holinga, George J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Coal storage hopper with vibrating-screen agitator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is directed to a vibrating screen agitator in a coal storage hopper for assuring the uniform feed of coal having sufficient moisture content to effect agglomeration and bridging thereof in the coal hopper from the latter onto a conveyer mechanism. The vibrating scrren agitator is provided by a plurality of transversely oriented and vertically spaced apart screens in the storage hopper with a plurality of vertically oriented rods attached to the screens. The rods are vibrated to effect the vibration of the screens and the breaking up of agglomerates in the coal which might impede the uniform flow of the coal from the hopper onto a conveyer.

Daw, C.S.; Lackey, M.E.; Sy, R.L.

1982-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

164

aqueous solution vibrational: Topics by E-print Network  

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phase liquids in porous media. Open Access Theses and Dissertations Summary: ??Acoustic wave stimulation, such as vibration-induced mobilization, is a promising enhancement...

165

Effect of mechanical vibrations on light emitting diode luminaires.  

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??In this work, a LED and two types of Compact fluorescent lamps were investigated for the intensity variation due to mechanical vibrations in the range (more)

Paladugu, Jayalakshmi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Explicit Correlated Exciton-Vibrational Dynamics of the FMO Complex  

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The coupled exciton-vibrational dynamics of a 3-site FMO model is investigated using the numerically exact multilayer multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree approach. Thereby the vibrational mode specific coupling to local electronic transitions is adapted from a discretized experimental spectral density. The solution of the resulting time-dependent Schr\\"odinger equation including three electronic and 450 vibrational degrees of freedom is analyzed in terms of excitonic populations and coherences. Emphasis is put onto the role of specific ranges of vibrational frequencies. It is observed that modes between 160 and 300 cm$^{-1}$ are responsible for the subpicosecond population and coherence decay.

Schulze, Jan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Random one-of-N selector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for selecting at random one item of N items on the average comprising counter and reset elements for counting repeatedly between zero and N, a number selected by the user, a circuit for activating and deactivating the counter, a comparator to determine if the counter stopped at a count of zero, an output to indicate an item has been selected when the count is zero or not selected if the count is not zero. Randomness is provided by having the counter cycle very often while varying the relatively longer duration between activation and deactivation of the count. The passive circuit components of the activating/deactivating circuit and those of the counter are selected for the sensitivity of their response to variations in temperature and other physical characteristics of the environment so that the response time of the circuitry varies. Additionally, the items themselves, which may be people, may vary in shape or the time they press a pushbutton, so that, for example, an ultrasonic beam broken by the item or person passing through it will add to the duration of the count and thus to the randomness of the selection.

Kronberg, J.W.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

168

Superdi usivity for a Brownian polymer in a continuous Gaussian environment  

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environment (random medium) which can be brie y described as follows: the polymer itself, in the absenceSuperdi usivity for a Brownian polymer in a continuous Gaussian environment Sergio Bezerra Samy the asymptotic behavior of a one-dimen- sional Brownian polymer in random medium represented by a Gaussian eld W

Viens, Frederi G.

169

Surface Vibrations in a Model Hcp Crystal  

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-1973. R. E. Allen, G. P. Alldredge, and F. W. de Wette, Phys. Rev. B 4, 1661 (3.971). 2R. E. Allen and F. W. de Wette, Phys. Rev. 179, 873 0.969). ..., and F. W. de Wette, Phys. Rev. B4, 1661 (1971). PHYSICA L RE VIE W 8 VOLUME 6, NUMBE R 2 15 JULY 1972 Surface Vibrations in a Model hcp Crystal R. E. Allen Department of Physics, Texas A @ M University, College Station, Texas 77843 and G. P...

Allen, Roland E.; Alldredg, GP; DEWITTE, FW.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

A multi-frequency induction heating system for a thermally triggered gel polymer dynamic vibration absorber  

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Since its invention in the early part of the twentieth century, the dynamic vibration absorber (DVA) has played an important role in vibration suppression. In its simplest form, a dynamic vibration absorber is a mechanical ...

Rodriguez, John Israel, 1972-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Packing Hamilton Cycles in Random and Pseudo-Random Hypergraphs  

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Packing Hamilton Cycles in Random and Pseudo-Random Hypergraphs Alan Frieze Michael Krivelevich February 16, 2011 Abstract We say that a k-uniform hypergraph C is a Hamilton cycle of type , for some 1 Hamilton cycles. A slightly weaker result is given for = k/2. We also provide sufficient conditions

Krivelevich, Michael

172

Vibration Budget for SuperB  

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We present a vibration budget for the SuperB accelerator. We include ground motion data, motion sensitivity of machine components, and beam feedback system requirements. The SuperB accelerator design attains at least 50 times higher than current B-factories due to smaller beam sizes and a crabbed waist crossing angle scheme at the IP (interaction point). The beam size (1{sigma}) at the IP will be about 10 {micro}m (horizontal) by 40 nm (vertical). These small beam sizes will make the luminosity very sensitive to mechanical vibration and electrical noise. Relative vertical misalignment of the two beams at the IP by only 8 nm will result in a 1% reduction in luminosity. The corresponding horizontal alignment tolerance of is 250x looser (2 {micro}m). The vertical beam angle at the IP for a 1% luminosity loss is fairly loose at 200 {micro}rad, and the horizontal beam angle tolerance is looser still. We will focus on vertical beam position at the IP, since this presents the greatest alignment challenge. The values presented here are for a closed orbit with tunes near a half-integer in the SuperB v.12 lattice.

Bertsche, K; Wittmer, W.; /SLAC; Bolzon, B.; Brunetti, L.; Jeremie, A.; /Annecy, LAPP; Esposito, M.; Tomassini, S.; /Frascati

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

173

Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS  

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Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS Accelerometers Z. Szcs, G. Nagy|nagyg|hodossy|rencz|poppe>@eet.bme.hu Abstract - In this paper vibration combined high temperature cycle tests for packaged capacitive SOI- MEMS designed and realized at BME ­ DED. Twenty thermal cycles of combined Temperature Cycle Test and Fatigue

Boyer, Edmond

174

Free Vibrations of Coupled Spans of Overhead Transmission Lines  

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damage to the cables. Figure 1: Overhead transmission lines. Spans are suspended between towers fromFree Vibrations of Coupled Spans of Overhead Transmission Lines Sjoerd W. Rienstra Department transmission lines is studied. It is shown that the natural vibration is the gravity mode, which is free from

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

175

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BUEVA: a bi-directional ultrasonic elliptical vibration  

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. Surface roughness 1 Introduction Vibration-assisted machining (VAM) and vibration-induced machining (VIM. VAM and VIM applications are quite varied [1­3]. In VAM the former, traditional tools do the cutting, it was not until the early 1990s when many different VAM and VIM designs were introduced which varied in the manner

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ambient vibration test: Topics by E-print Network  

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vibration test First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Ambient Vibration Tests and Modal...

177

Piezoelectric energy harvesting from traffic-induced bridge vibrations  

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Piezoelectric energy harvesting from traffic-induced bridge vibrations Micha¨el Peigney1 harvesting of traffic-induced vibrations in bridges. Using a pre-stressed concrete highway bridge as a case of cantilever piezoelectric harvester was designed, tested, and modeled. Even though the considered bridge

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

178

Nonlinear Free Vibrations of Coupled Spans of Overhead Transmission Lines  

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Nonlinear Free Vibrations of Coupled Spans of Overhead Transmission Lines Sjoerd W. Rienstra transmission lines is studied. It is shown that the natural vibration is the gravity mode, of which of the phenomenon of galloping, which is a high amplitude periodic oscillation of overhead transmission lines due

Rienstra, Sjoerd W.

179

anharmonic vibrational dynamics: Topics by E-print Network  

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anharmonic vibrational dynamics First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Anharmonic Vibrational...

180

Ambient habitat noise and vibration at the Georgia Aquarium  

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Ambient habitat noise and vibration at the Georgia Aquarium P. M. Scheifele Department significant levels of background noise due to pumps and motors. This noise, together with pool architecture to quantify the ambient noise levels in the water from machine vibration and from in-air performance speaker

Johnson, Michael T.

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VIBRATION CONTROL IN A SMART BEAM Daniel R. Fay*  

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activity and nearby motorized equipment. In this case, disturbance is produced using a white noise signal for vibration suppression, stability augmentation, and noise reduction in beam-like aerodynamic surfacesVIBRATION CONTROL IN A SMART BEAM Daniel R. Fay* Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania Abstract

Patil, Mayuresh

182

Electromagnetic actuator to reduce vibration sources Thibaut Chailloux*  

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in an FE- Tuned Magnetic Equivalent Circuit of an Electromagnetic Relay, Sixdenier F., Raulet M.-A., MarionElectromagnetic actuator to reduce vibration sources Thibaut Chailloux* , L. Morel* , F. Sixdenier In order to improve passenger comfort, a reduction of vibration sources in vehicles is being considered

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

183

Electromechanical properties of thin strip piezoelectric vibrators at high frequency  

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an equivalent circuit by application of network theory. The Mason equivalent circuit, shown in Fig. 1 for a oneElectromechanical properties of thin strip piezoelectric vibrators at high frequency Timothy Ritter the electromechanical properties of high frequency 20 MHz piezoelectric strip vibrators. A nonlinear regression

Cao, Wenwu

184

E-Print Network 3.0 - active vibration suppression Sample Search...  

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search results for: active vibration suppression Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Control Engineering Practice 12 (2004) 987988 Emerging technologies for active noise and vibration...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptive vibration control Sample Search...  

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search results for: adaptive vibration control Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Control Engineering Practice 12 (2004) 987988 Emerging technologies for active noise and vibration...

186

THE EFFECT OF VIBRATIONAL EXCITATION ON THE DYNAMICS OF ION-MOLECULE REACTIONS  

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Molecular Research Division THE/EFFECT OF VIBRATIONAL EXCITATION ON THE DYNAMICSmolecular charge transfer. 'J i THE EFFECT OF VIBRATIONAL EXCITATION ON THE DYNAMICS

Anderson, S.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

E-Print Network 3.0 - amplitude mechanical vibrations Sample...  

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mechanical vibrations Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: amplitude mechanical vibrations Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 HA (ASCE 98) Page...

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Pushing The Sample-Size Limit Of Infrared Vibrational Nano-Spectroscop...  

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The Sample-Size Limit Of Infrared Vibrational Nano-Spectroscopy: From Monolayer Towards Single molecule sensitivity. Pushing The Sample-Size Limit Of Infrared Vibrational...

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2010 GRC VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 6, 2010  

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The Vibrational Spectroscopy conference focuses on using vibrational spectroscopy to probe structure and dynamics of molecules in gases, liquids, and at interfaces. The conference explores the wide range of state-of-the-art techniques based on vibrational motion. These techniques span the fields of time-domain, high-resolution frequency-domain, spatially-resolved, nonlinear and multidimensional spectroscopies. The conference highlights the application of these techniques in chemistry, materials, biology, and medicine. The theory of molecular vibrational motion and its connection to spectroscopic signatures and chemical reaction dynamics is the third major theme of the meeting. The goal is to bring together a collection of researchers who share common interests and who will gain from discussing work at the forefront of several connected areas. The intent is to emphasize the insights and understanding that studies of vibrations provide about a variety of molecular systems ranging from small polyatomic molecules to large biomolecules and nanomaterials.

Brooks Pate

2010-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

190

Bounded Randomness Paul Brodhead1  

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kmng@ntu.edu.sg Abstract. We introduce some new variations of the notions of being Martin-L¨of random effective betting, effective regularities or effective compression. Exactly what we mean here by "effective to calibrate no- tions of randomness by varying the notion of effectivity. For example, classical Martin

Ng, Keng Meng "Selwyn"

191

Random Curves by Conformal Welding  

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We construct a conformally invariant random family of closed curves in the plane by welding of random homeomorphisms of the unit circle given in terms of the exponential of Gaussian Free Field. We conjecture that our curves are locally related to SLE$(\\kappa)$ for $\\kappa<4$.

Astala, K; Kupiainen, A; Saksman, E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Random Curves by Conformal Welding  

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We construct a conformally invariant random family of closed curves in the plane by welding of random homeomorphisms of the unit circle given in terms of the exponential of Gaussian Free Field. We conjecture that our curves are locally related to SLE$(\\kappa)$ for $\\kappa<4$.

K. Astala; P. Jones; A. Kupiainen; E. Saksman

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

193

Better Randomness with Single Photons  

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Randomness is one of the most important resources in modern information science, since encryption founds upon the trust in random numbers. Since it is impossible to prove if an existing random bit string is truly random, it is relevant that they be generated in a trust worthy process. This requires specialized hardware for random numbers, for example a die or a tossed coin. But when all input parameters are known, their outcome might still be predicted. A quantum mechanical superposition allows for provably true random bit generation. In the past decade many quantum random number generators (QRNGs) were realized. A photonic implementation is described as a photon which impinges on a beam splitter, but such a protocol is rarely realized with non-classical light or anti-bunched single photons. Instead, laser sources or light emitting diodes are used. Here we analyze the difference in generating a true random bit string with a laser and with anti-bunched light. We show that a single photon source provides more r...

Oberreiter, Lukas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Proton-neutron pairing vibrations in N=Z nuclei: Precursory soft mode of isoscalar pairing condensation  

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L=0 proton-neutron ($pn$) pair-addition and pair-removal strengths in $^{40}$Ca and $^{56}$Ni are investigated by means of the $pn$ particle-particle random-phase approximation employing a Skyrme energy-density functional. It is found that the collectivity of the lowest $J^\\pi = 1^+$ state in the adjacent odd-odd nuclei becomes stronger as the strength of the isoscalar (T=0) pairing interaction increases. The results suggest the emergence of the T=0 $pn$-pairing vibrational mode as a possible critical phenomenon toward the T=0 pairing condensation.

Kenichi Yoshida

2014-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

195

Characterization of the Virgo Seismic Environment  

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The Virgo gravitational wave detector is an interferometer (ITF) with 3km arms located in Pisa, Italy. From July to October 2010, Virgo performed its third science run (VSR3) in coincidence with the LIGO detectors. Despite several techniques adopted to isolate the interferometer from the environment, seismic noise remains an important issue for Virgo. Vibrations produced by the detector infrastructure (such as air conditioning units, water chillers/heaters, pumps) are found to affect Virgo's sensitivity, with the main coupling mechanisms being through beam jitter and scattered light processes. The Advanced Virgo (AdV) design seeks to reduce ITF couplings to environmental noise by having most vibration-sensitive components suspended and in-vacuum, as well as muffle and relocate loud machines. During the months of June and July 2010, a Guralp-3TD seismometer was stationed at various locations around the Virgo site hosting major infrastructure machines. Seismic data were examined using spectral and coherence analysis with seismic probes close to the detector. The primary aim of this study was to identify noisy machines which seismically affect the ITF environment and thus require mitigation attention. Analyzed machines are located at various distances from the experimental halls, ranging from 10m to 100m. An attempt is made to measure the attenuation of emitted noise at the ITF and correlate it to the distance from the source and to seismic attenuation models in soil.

The Virgo Collaboration; T. Accadia; F. Acernese; P. Astone; G. Ballardin; F. Barone; M. Barsuglia; A. Basti; Th. S. Bauer; M. Bebronne; M. G. Beker; A. Belletoile; M. Bitossi; M. A. Bizouard; M. Blom; F. Bondu; L. Bonelli; R. Bonnand; V. Boschi; L. Bosi; B. Bouhou; S. Braccini; C. Bradaschia; M. Branchesi; T. Briant; A. Brillet; V. Brisson; T. Bulik; H. J. Bulten; D. Buskulic; C. Buy; G. Cagnoli; E. Calloni; B. Canuel; F. Carbognani; F. Cavalier; R. Cavalieri; G. Cella; E. Cesarini; O. Chaibi; E. Chassande-Mottin; A. Chincarini; A. Chiummo; F. Cleva; E. Coccia; P. -F. Cohadon; C. N. Colacino; J. Colas; A. Colla; M. Colombini; A. Conte; M. Coughlin; J. -P. Coulon; E. Cuoco; S. DAntonio; V. Dattilo; M. Davier; R. Day; R. De Rosa; G. Debreczeni; W. Del Pozzo; M. del Prete; L. Di Fiore; A. Di Lieto; M. Di Paolo Emilio; A. Di Virgilio; A. Dietz; M. Drago; G. Endroczi; V. Fafone; I. Ferrante; F. Fidecaro; I. Fiori; R. Flaminio; L. A. Forte; J. -D. Fournier; J. Franc; S. Frasca; F. Frasconi; M. Galimberti; L. Gammaitoni; F. Garufi; M. E. Gaspar; G. Gemme; E. Genin; A. Gennai; A. Giazotto; R. Gouaty; M. Granata; C. Greverie; G. M. Guidi; J. -F. Hayau; A. Heidmann; H. Heitmann; P. Hello; P. Jaranowski; I. Kowalska; A. Krolak; N. Leroy; N. Letendre; T. G. F. Li; N. Liguori; M. Lorenzini; V. Loriette; G. Losurdo; E. Majorana; I. Maksimovic; N. Man; M. Mantovani; F. Marchesoni; F. Marion; J. Marque; F. Martelli; A. Masserot; C. Michel; L. Milano; Y. Minenkov; M. Mohan; N. Morgado; A. Morgia; S. Mosca; B. Mours; L. Naticchioni; F. Nocera; G. Pagliaroli; L. Palladino; C. Palomba; F. Paoletti; M. Parisi; A. Pasqualetti; R. Passaquieti; D. Passuello; G. Persichetti; F. Piergiovanni; M. Pietka; L. Pinard; R. Poggiani; M. Prato; G. A. Prodi; M. Punturo; P. Puppo; D. S. Rabeling; I. Racz; P. Rapagnani; V. Re; T. Regimbau; F. Ricci; F. Robinet; A. Rocchi; L. Rolland; R. Romano; D. Rosinska; P. Ruggi; B. Sassolas; D. Sentenac; L. Sperandio; R. Sturani; B. Swinkels; M. Tacca; L. Taffarello; A. Toncelli; M. Tonelli; O. Torre; E. Tournefier; F. Travasso; G. Vajente; J. F. J. van den Brand; C. Van Den Broeck; S. van der Putten; M. Vasuth; M. Vavoulidis; G. Vedovato; D. Verkindt; F. Vetrano; A. Vicere; J. -Y. Vinet; S. Vitale; H. Vocca; R. L. Ward; M. Was; M. Yvert; A. Zadrozny; J. -P. Zendri

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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FORTE spacecraft vibration mitigation. Final report  

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This report documents work that was performed by CSA Engineering, Inc., for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), to reduce vibrations of the FORTE spacecraft by retrofitting damped structural components into the spacecraft structure. The technical objective of the work was reduction of response at the location of payload components when the structure is subjected to the dynamic loading associated with launch and proto-qualification testing. FORTE is a small satellite that will be placed in orbit in 1996. The structure weighs approximately 425 lb, and is roughly 80 inches high and 40 inches in diameter. It was developed and built by LANL in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque for the United States Department of Energy. The FORTE primary structure was fabricated primarily with graphite epoxy, using aluminum honeycomb core material for equipment decks and solar panel substrates. Equipment decks were bonded and bolted through aluminum mounting blocks to adjoining structure.

Maly, J.R.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Size separation in vibrated granular matter  

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We review recent developments in size separation in vibrated granular materials. Motivated by a need in industry to efficiently handle granular materials and a desire to make fundamental advances in non-equilibrium physics, experimental and theoretical investigations have shown size separation to be a complex phenomena. Large particles in a vibrated granular system invariably rise to the top. However, they may also sink to the bottom, or show other patterns depending on subtle variations in physical conditions. While size ratio is a dominant factor, particle specific properties such as density, inelasticity and friction can play an important role. The nature of the energy input, boundary conditions and interstitial air have been also shown to be significant factors in determining spatial distributions. The presence of convection can enhance mixing or lead to size separation. Experimental techniques including direct visualization and magnetic resonance imaging are being used to investigate these properties. Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques have been developed to probe size separation. Analytical methods such as kinetic theory are being used to study the interplay between particle size and density in the vibro-fluidized regime, and geometric models have been proposed to describe size separation for deep beds. Besides discussing these studies, we will also review the impact of inelastic collision and friction on the density and velocity distributions to gain a deeper appreciation of the non-equilibrium nature of the system. While a substantial number of studies have been accomplished, considerable work is still required to achieve a firm description of the phenomena.

A. Kudrolli

2004-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

198

Particle-vibration coupling effect on the $\\beta$-decay of magic nuclei  

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Nuclear $\\beta$-decay in magic nuclei is investigated, taking into account the coupling between particle and collective vibrations,on top of self-consistent random phase approximation calculations based on Skyrme density functionals. The low-lying Gamow-Teller strength is shifted downwards and at times becomes fragmented; as a consequence, the $\\beta$-decay half-lives are reduced due to the increase of the phase space available for the decay. In some cases, this leads to a very good agreement between theoretical and experimental lifetimes: this happens, in particular, in the case of the Skyrme force SkM*, that can also reproduce the line shape of the high energy Gamow-Teller resonance as it was previously shown.

Niu, Yifei; Colo, Gianluca; Vigezzi, Enrico

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Analysis of wind turbine vibrations based on SCADA data  

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Vibrations of a wind turbine have a negative impact on its performance. Mitigating this undesirable impact requires knowledge of the relationship between the vibrations and other wind turbine parameters that could be potentially modified. Three approaches for ranking the impact importance of measurable turbine parameters on the vibrations of the drive train and the tower are discussed. They include the predictor importance analysis, the global sensitivity analysis, and the correlation coefficient analysis versed in data mining and statistics. To decouple the impact of wind speed on the vibrations of the drive train and the tower, the analysis is performed on data sets with narrow speed ranges. Wavelet analysis is applied to filter noisy accelerometer data. To exclude the impact malfunctions on the vibration analysis, the data are analyzed in a frequency domain. Data-mining algorithms are used to build models with turbine parameters of interest as inputs, and the vibrations of drive train and tower as outputs. The performance of each model is thoroughly evaluated based on metrics widely used in the wind industry. The neural network algorithm outperforms other classifiers and is considered to be the most promising approach to study wind turbine vibrations. ?DOI: 10.1115/1.4001461?

Andrew Kusiak; Zijun Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Coherent instabilities in random lasers  

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A numerical study is presented of random lasers as a function of the pumping rate above the threshold for lasing. Depending on the leakiness of the system resonances, which is typically larger in random lasers compared to conventional lasers, we observe that the stationary lasing regime becomes unstable above a second threshold. Coherent instabilities are observed as self pulsation at a single frequency of the output intensity, population inversion, as well as the atomic polarization. We find these Rabi oscillations have the same frequency everywhere in the random laser despite the fact that the field intensity strongly depends on the spatial location.

Andreasen, Jonathan; Sebbah, Patrick; Vanneste, Christian [Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee, CNRS UMR 6622, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Parc Valrose, F-06108, Nice Cedex 02 (France)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecology and environment  

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Ecology and environment Essentials Courses MSci (Hons) in Ecology and Environment MSci (Hons) in Ecology and Environment (research placement) BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Environment Foundation year for UK for the MSci in Ecology and Environment (research placement): AAA Typical A level offer range for the other

Sussex, University of

202

Self-ratcheting Stokes drops driven by oblique vibrations  

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We develop and analyze a minimal hydrodynamic model in the overdamped limit to understand why a drop climbs a smooth homogeneous incline that is harmonically vibrated at an angle different from the substrate normal [Brunet, Eggers and Deegan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 144501 (2007)]. We find that the vibration component orthogonal to the substrate induces a nonlinear (anharmonic) response in the drop shape. This results in an asymmetric response of the drop to the parallel vibration and, in consequence, in the observed net motion. Beside establishing the basic mechanism, we identify scaling laws valid in a broad frequency range and a flow reversal at high frequencies.

Karin John; Uwe Thiele

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

203

Gerotor and bearing system for whirling mass orbital vibrator  

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A gerotor and bearing apparatus for a whirling mass orbital vibrator which generates vibration in a borehole. The apparatus includes a gerotor with an inner gear rotated by a shaft having one less lobe than an outer gear. A whirling mass is attached to the shaft. At least one bearing is attached to the shaft so that the bearing engages at least one sleeve. A mechanism is provided to rotate the inner gear, the mass and the bearing in a selected rotational direction in order to cause the mass, the inner gear, and the bearing to backwards whirl in an opposite rotational direction. The backwards whirling mass creates seismic vibrations.

Brett, James Ford; Westermark, Robert Victor; Turner Jr., Joey Earl; Lovin, Samuel Scott; Cole, Jack Howard; Myers, Will

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

204

An experimental study of the vibration of modified cantilever plates  

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wings and larger sweep angles. For complete vibration and flutter anal- ysis of these components it is necessary that the modes and frequencies of natural vibration be closely established. Flat cantilever plates (I). serve as a good analogy... of the wings for vibration study. The wings, however, are not usually true cantilevers but are fastened along two lines. One of these lines is along the skin of the fuselage and the other is along the center line of the craft. JL moment is applied...

Read, James McPherson

1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

The vibration by analogy of certain trusses, beams and plates  

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of the positive sense of rotation. In this paper, the torsional vibration equation was replaced by a finite difference equation for the nth node in the form n which was regarded as a statement of Kirchhoff's current law and led to the following equivalent...THE VIBRATION BY ANALOGY OF CERTAIN TRUSSES, THEVI EBR AOENHI A Dissertation By LEE PRICE THOMPSON Approved as to style and content by: Ciiairman of Committee 6 . . 7 T . Head of Department May 1953 THE VIBRATION BY ANALOGY OF CERTAIN...

Thompson, Lee Price

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Multidimensional Random Polymers : A Renewal Approach  

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In these lecture notes, which are based on the mini-course given at 2013 Prague School on Mathematical Statistical Physics, we discuss ballistic phase of quenched and annealed stretched polymers in random environment on ${\\mathbb Z}^d$ with an emphasis on the natural renormalized renewal structures which appear in such models. In the ballistic regime an irreducible decomposition of typical polymers leads to an effectiverandom walk reinterpretation of the latter. In the annealed casethe Ornstein-Zernike theory based on this approach paves the way to an essentially complete control on the level of local limit results and invariance principles. In the quenched case, the renewal structure maps the model of stretched polymers into an effective model of directed polymers. As a result one is able to use techniques and ideas developed in the context of directed polymers in order to address issues like strong disorder in low dimensions and weak disorder in higher dimensions. Among the topics addressed: Thermodynamics of quenched and annealed models, multi-dimensional renewal theory (under Cramer's condition), renormalization and effective random walk structure of annealed polymers, very weak disorder in dimensions $d\\geq 4$ and strong disorder in dimensions $d=1,2$.

Dmitry Ioffe

2014-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

207

Random Selection for Drug Screening  

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Sampling is the process of choosing some members out of a group or population. Probablity sampling, or random sampling, is the process of selecting members by chance with a known probability of each individual being chosen.

Center for Human Reliability Studies

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Airbus Toulouse Flight test data centre. Diagnosis and treatment of noisy vibration flight test data.  

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Airbus Toulouse ­ Flight test data centre. Diagnosis and treatment of noisy vibration flight test data. The trainee will work within flight test vibration analysis team.The main missions and activities on flight test vibration data; - Implement and test in LMS Test.Lab (vibration data processing software

Dobigeon, Nicolas

209

0-7803-8808-9/05/$20.00 2005 IEEE An Environment for Runtime Power Monitoring  

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for a long period of time under stringent resource and energy constraints. Energy conservation and power or use energy extracted from the environment, such as solar energy or vibrations. Runtime power optimizations, including techniques for dynamic adaptation based on the current energy status. This paper

Milenkovi, Aleksandar

210

Spectroscopy and reactions of vibrationally excited transient molecules  

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Spectroscopy, energy transfer and reactions of vibrationally excited transient molecules are studied through a combination of laser-based excitation techniques and efficient detection of emission from the energized molecules with frequency and time resolution. Specifically, a Time-resolved Fourier Transform Emission Spectroscopy technique has been developed for detecting dispersed laser-induced fluorescence in the IR, visible and UV regions. The structure and spectroscopy of the excited vibrational levels in the electronic ground state, as well as energy relaxation and reactions induced by specific vibronic excitations of a transient molecule can be characterized from time-resolved dispersed fluorescence in the visible and UV region. IR emissions from highly vibrational excited levels, on the other hand, reveal the pathways and rates of collision induced vibrational energy transfer.

Dai, H.L. [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Origin of anomalous atomic vibrations in efficient thermoelectrics...  

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Functional Materials for Energy Origin of anomalous atomic vibrations in efficient thermoelectrics revealed May 06, 2014 Figure 1: Comparison of S(Q,E) measured with INS (left) and...

212

Design and vibration testing of a flexible seal whisker model  

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Harbor seal whiskers have a unique surface structure that dramatically reduces vortex induced vibrations as they move through the water. Concurrently with rigid whisker experiments, this project focuses on the design and ...

Gerber, Christopher D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

A study on passive methods of vortex induced vibrations suppression  

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A number of engineering systems, including those found in offshore operations, are often affected by vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). This phenomenon is caused by the interaction between a structure and shed vortices which ...

Galvao, Richardo A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Modeling and design of a MEMS piezoelectric vibration energy harvester  

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The modeling and design of MEMS-scale piezoelectric-based vibration energy harvesters (MPVEH) are presented. The work is motivated by the need for pervasive and limitless power for wireless sensor nodes that have application ...

Du Toit, Nol Eduard

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Active vibration cancellation of tonal disturbance using orthogonal eigenstructure control  

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Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control (OEC) is a novel control method that can be used for active vibration cancellation. OEC is an output feedback control method applicable to multiple-input, multiple-output linear systems. ...

Rastgaar Aagaah, Mohammad

216

Order preserving vibrating strings and applications to Electrodynamics and  

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time. It has been advertised as a possible model for dark energy [GKMP]. From a mathematical point specifically to its shallow water version. Then, each vibrating string can be interpreted as a magnetic line

Brenier, Yann

217

Energy harvesting from wind-induced vibration of suspension bridges  

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Recently, an extensive amount of research has been focused on energy harvesting from structural vibration sources for wireless self-powered microsystem applications. One method of energy harvesting is using electromagnetic ...

Shi, Miao, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orientational relaxation and vibrational excitation transfer in methanolcarbon tetrachloride solutions  

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Orientational relaxation and vibrational excitation transfer in methanol­carbon tetrachloride spectroscopy of the hydroxyl stretch of methanol in carbon tetrachloride solutions to study orientational excitation transfer. For concentrated methanol in carbon tetrachloride solu- tions, like those used

Fayer, Michael D.

219

Filtering Number States of the Vibrational Motion of an Ion  

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We propose a scheme to generate number states (and specific superpositions of them) of the vibrational motion of a trapped ion. In particular, we show that robust to noise qubits can be generated with arbitrary amplitudes.

Moya-Cessa, H

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Vibration Isolation of a Locomotive Mounted Energy Storage Flywheel  

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Utilizing flywheels to store and reuse energy from regenerative braking on locomotives is a new technology being developed in the Vibration Control and Electromechanics Lab at Texas A&M. This thesis focuses on the motion analysis of a locomotive...

Zhang, Xiaohua

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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221

A preferential vibration dissociation coupling model for nonequilibrium hypersonic flowfields  

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A preferential vibration-dissociation coupling model is incorporated into a radiatively coupled viscous shock layer code that also includes chemical, radiative, and thermal nonequilibrium. Stagnation point flow profiles are obtained for several...

McGough, David Earl

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Vortex-induced vibration of slender structures in unsteady flow  

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Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) results in fatigue damage of offshore oil exploration and production structures. In recent years, the offshore industry has begun to employ curved slender structures such as steel catenary ...

Liao, Jung-Chi, 1971-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Element and system design for active and passive vibration isolation  

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This thesis focusses on broadband vibration isolation, with an emphasis on control of absolute payload motion for ultra-precision instruments such as the MIT/Caltech Laser-Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory ...

Zuo, Lei, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Optical manipulation of intrinsic localized vibrational energy in cantilever arrays  

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Optically-induced real-time impurity modes are used to shepherd intrinsic localized vibrational modes (discrete breathers) along micromechanical arrays via either attractive or replulsive interactions. Adding an electrode to the cantilever array provides control of the sign of lattice anharmonicity, hence allowing both hard and soft nonlinearities to be studied. A number of dynamical effects are demonstrated and explained, including the optical tweezing of localized vibrational energy in a nonlinear lattice.

M. Sato; B. E. Hubbard; A. J. Sievers; B. Ilic; H. G. Craighead

2004-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

225

Active vibration control of rotating machinery using piezoelectric pushers  

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) developed an active vibration control rig for steady state vibration. Electromechanical simulation was not discussed. Salm and Schweitzer (1984) examined modal space - output feedback- optimal control in a reduced order model. Spillover effects were... :Strain displacement matrix :Nodal coordinates :Damping matrix : Transformed material matrix :Nodal displacements :Material property matrix :Local coordinate system :Forcing function (function of time) :High pass filter gain :Gain of Ithaco filter...

Barrett, Timothy Stuart

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

An experimental study of torsional vibration measurement / b  

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF TORSIONAL VIBRATION MEASUREMENT A Thesis by ROBERT SHELDON FRENCH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M Uniuersity in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1981... biajor Subject: Mechanical Engineering AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF TORSIONAL VIBRATION MEASUREMENT A Thesis by ROBERT SHELDON FRENCH Approved as to style and content by: , ' (Chairman of Committee) (Mem ) ( er) (Member) (H d of Department) August...

French, Robert Sheldon

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Harsh environments electronics : downhole applications.  

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The development and operational sustainment of renewable (geothermal) and non-renewable (fossil fuel) energy resources will be accompanied by increasingly higher costs factors: exploration and site preparation, operational maintenance and repair. Increased government oversight in the wake of the Gulf oil spill will only add to the cost burden. It is important to understand that downhole conditions are not just about elevated temperatures. It is often construed that military electronics are exposed to the upper limit in terms of extreme service environments. Probably the harshest of all service conditions for electronics and electrical equipment are those in oil, gas, and geothermal wells. From the technology perspective, advanced materials, sensors, and microelectronics devices are benefificial to the exploration and sustainment of energy resources, especially in terms of lower costs. Besides the need for the science that creates these breakthroughs - there is also a need for sustained engineering development and testing. Downhole oil, gas, and geothermal well applications can have a wide range of environments and reliability requirements: Temperature, Pressure, Vibration, Corrosion, and Service duration. All too frequently, these conditions are not well-defifined because the application is labeled as 'high temperature'. This ambiguity is problematic when the investigation turns to new approaches for electronic packaging solutions. The objective is to develop harsh environment, electronic packaging that meets customer requirements of cost, performance, and reliability. There are a number of challenges: (1) Materials sets - solder alloys, substrate materials; (2) Manufacturing process - low to middle volumes, low defect counts, new equipment technologies; and (3) Reliability testing - requirements documents, test methods and modeling, relevant standards documents. The cost to develop and sustain renewable and non-renewable energy resources will continue to escalate within the industry. Downhole electronics can provide a very cost-effective approach for well exploration and sustainment (data logging). However, the harsh environments are a 'game-changer' in terms defining materials, assembly processes and the long-term reliability of downhole electronic systems. The system-level approach will enable the integration of each of these contributors - materials, processes, and reliability - in order to deliver cost-effective electronics that meet customer requirements.

Vianco, Paul Thomas

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Seventh international conference on time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy  

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The International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS) is widely recognized as the major international forum for the discussion of advances in this rapidly growing field. The 1995 conference was the seventh in a series that began at Lake Placid, New York, 1982. Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the site of the Seventh International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, held from June 11 to 16, 1995. TRVS-7 was attended by 157 participants from 16 countries and 85 institutions, and research ranging across the full breadth of the field of time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy was presented. Advances in both experimental capabilities for time-resolved vibrational measurements and in theoretical descriptions of time-resolved vibrational methods continue to occur, and several sessions of the conference were devoted to discussion of these advances and the associated new directions in TRVS. Continuing the interdisciplinary tradition of the TRVS meetings, applications of time-resolved vibrational methods to problems in physics, biology, materials science, and chemistry comprised a large portion of the papers presented at the conference.

Dyer, R.B.; Martinez, M.A.D.; Shreve, A.; Woodruff, W.H. [comps.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2015 ENVIRONMENT  

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COME AND YOUR F I N D PLACE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2015 EARTH and ENVIRONMENT #12;| CONTENTS | www OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT Why study earth and environment at Leeds? 2 Why study an earth science course? 4 Why study an environment course? 8 Choosing the right degree 12 Four-year industrial degrees (BA

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Part I -Mechanics M05M.1 -Vibration Damping With a Piston M05M.1 -Vibration Damping With a Piston  

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Part I - Mechanics M05M.1 - Vibration Damping With a Piston M05M.1 - Vibration Damping With a Piston Problem Sometimes it is required to reduce the influence of vertical floor vibration-filled pistons (which have face area A and equilibrium volume V0). The gas pressure in the cylinder is much

Petta, Jason

231

Instantaneous normal mode analysis for intermolecular and intramolecular vibrations of water from atomic point of view  

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By exploiting the instantaneous normal mode (INM) analysis for models of flexible molecules, we investigate intermolecular and intramolecular vibrations of water from the atomic point of view. With two flexible SPC/E models, our investigations include three aspects about their INM spectra, which are separated into the unstable, intermolecular, bending, and stretching bands. First, the O- and H-atom contributions in the four INM bands are calculated and their stable INM spectra are compared with the power spectra of the atomic velocity autocorrelation functions. The unstable and intermolecular bands of the flexible models are also compared with those of the SPC/E model of rigid molecules. Second, we formulate the inverse participation ratio (IPR) of the INMs, respectively, for the O- and H-atom and molecule. With the IPRs, the numbers of the three species participated in the INMs are estimated so that the localization characters of the INMs in each band are studied. Further, by the ratio of the IPR of the H atom to that of the O atom, we explore the number of involved OH bond per molecule participated in the INMs. Third, by classifying simulated molecules into subensembles according to the geometry of their local environments or their H-bond configurations, we examine the local-structure effects on the bending and stretching INM bands. All of our results are verified to be insensible to the definition of H-bond. Our conclusions about the intermolecular and intramolecular vibrations in water are given.

Chen, Yu-Chun; Tang, Ping-Han [Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)] [Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Wu, Ten-Ming, E-mail: tmw@faculty.nctu.edu.tw [Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China) [Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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7/30/2014 Smart sensors that harvest power from sun, heat or vibrations https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/print/688 1/2  

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on Saturday, 01/03/2014 [1] European researchers have developed advanced energy harvesting technology. But what if sensors could harness energy directly from their environment ­ from the sun, from ambient heat and thermal energy as #12;7/30/2014 Smart sensors that harvest power from sun, heat or vibrations https

Rossi, Michele

233

Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements Reinforcement Learning  

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Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements Reinforcement Learning Beloningsbaserad Inlarning Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements 1 Defining the Problem Framework Role of Reward Simplifying Assumptions Central Concepts 2 Known Environment Bellmans

Kjellstrm, Hedvig

234

Random Walks and Electrical Networks Electrical Network Calculations in Random Walks in  

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Random Walks and Electrical Networks Electrical Network Calculations in Random Walks in Random 2/4/2008 1 / 23 #12;Random Walks and Electrical Networks Much of this talk is based on the book Random Walks and Electric Networks by Peter G. Doyle and J. Laurie Snell. Free download available at http

Peterson, Jonathon

235

On the Consistency of Approximate Quantum Dynamics Simulation Methods for Vibrational Spectra in the Condensed Phase  

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Including quantum mechanical effects on the dynamics of nuclei in the condensed phase is challenging, because the complexity of exact methods grows exponentially with the number of quantum degrees of freedom. Efforts to circumvent these limitations can be traced down to two approaches: methods that treat a small subset of the degrees of freedom with rigorous quantum mechanics, considering the rest of the system as a static or classical environment, and methods that treat the whole system quantum mechanically, but using approximate dynamics. Here we perform a systematic comparison between these two philosophies for the description of quantum effects in vibrational spectroscopy, taking the Embedded Local Monomer (LMon) model and a mixed quantum-classical (MQC) model as representatives of the first family of methods, and centroid molecular dynamics (CMD) and thermostatted ring polymer molecular dynamics (TRPMD) as examples of the latter. We use as benchmarks D$_2$O doped with HOD and pure H$_2$O at three distinc...

Rossi, Mariana; Paesani, Francesco; Bowman, Joel; Ceriotti, Michele

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Coherent exciton dynamics in the presence of underdamped vibrations  

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Recent ultrafast optical experiments show that excitons in large biological light-harvesting complexes are coupled to molecular vibration modes. These high-frequency vibrations will not only affect the optical response, but also drive the exciton transport. Here, using a model dimer system, the frequency of the underdamped vibration is shown to have a strong effect on the exciton dynamics such that quantum coherent oscillations in the system can be present even in the case of strong noise. Two mechanisms are identified to be responsible for the enhanced transport efficiency: critical damping due to the tunable effective strength of the coupling to the bath, and resonance coupling where the vibrational frequency coincides with the energy gap in the system. The interplay of these two mechanisms determines parameters responsible for the most efficient transport, and these optimal control parameters are comparable to those in realistic light-harvesting complexes. Interestingly, oscillations in the excitonic coherence at resonance are suppressed in comparison to the case of an off-resonant vibration.

Arend G. Dijkstra; Chen Wang; Jianshu Cao; Graham R. Fleming

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

237

Random Deployment of Data Collectors for Serving Randomly-Located Sensors  

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Recently, wireless communication industries have begun to extend their services to machine-type communication devices as well as to the user equipment. Such machine-type communication devices as meters and sensors need intermittent uplink resources to report measured or sensed data to their serving data collector. It is however hard to dedicate limited uplink resources to each of them. Thus, efficient service of a tremendous number of devices with low activities may consider simple random access as a solution. The data collectors receiving the measured data from many sensors simultaneously can successfully decode only signals with signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR) above a certain value. The main design issues for this environment become how many data collectors are needed, how much power sensor nodes transmit with, and how wireless channels affect the performance. This paper provides answers to those questions through a stochastic analysis based on a spatial point process and on simulations.

Kwon, Taesoo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Superdiffusion in a Model for Diffusion in a Molecularly Crowded Environment  

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We present a model for diffusion in a molecularly crowded environment. The model consists of random barriers in percolation network. Random walks in the presence of slowly moving barriers show normal diffusion for long times, but anomalous diffusion at intermediate times. The effective exponents for square distance versus time usually are below one at these intermediate times, but can be also larger than one for high barrier concentrations. Thus we observe sub- as well as super-diffusion in a crowded environment.

Dietrich Stauffer; Christian Schulze; Dieter W. Heermann

2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

239

Lesson 34a: Environment  

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Pasifiki [Pacific Ocean] Bahari Aktiki [Arctic Ocean] Bahari ya Mediterani [Mediterranean Sea] Bahari yaLesson 34a: Environment Environment [mazingira] bahari / bahari [ocean / sea / oceans / seas / farms] Bahari [ocean / sea] Bahari Hindi [Indian Ocean] Bahari Atlantiki [Atlantic Ocean] Bahari

240

Non-linear optical crystal vibration sensing device  

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A non-linear optical crystal vibration sensing device including a photorefractive crystal and a laser is disclosed. The laser produces a coherent light beam which is split by a beam splitter into a first laser beam and a second laser beam. After passing through the crystal the first laser beam is counter-propagated back upon itself by a retro-mirror, creating a third laser beam. The laser beams are modulated, due to the mixing effect within the crystal by vibration of the crystal. In the third laser beam, modulation is stable and such modulation is converted by a photodetector into a usable electrical output, intensity modulated in accordance with vibration applied to the crystal. 3 figs.

Kalibjian, R.

1994-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral vibration effects in atomic-scale friction  

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The influence of lateral vibrations on the stick-slip motion of a nanotip elastically pulled on a flat crystal surface is studied by atomic force microscopy measurements on a NaCl(001) surface in ultra-high vacuum. The slippage of the nanotip across the crystal lattice is anticipated at increasing driving amplitude, similarly to what is observed in presence of normal vibrations. This lowers the average friction force, as explained by the Prandtl-Tomlinson model with lateral vibrations superimposed at finite temperature. Nevertheless, the peak values of the lateral force, and the total energy losses, are expected to increase with the excitation amplitude, which may limit the practical relevance of this effect.

Roth, R. [Climate and Environment Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland); Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland); Fajardo, O. Y.; Mazo, J. J. [Departamento de Fsica de la Materia Condensada and Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragn, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Meyer, E. [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Gnecco, E. [Instituto Madrileo de Estudios Avanzados en Nanociencia, IMDEA Nanociencia, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

242

Non-linear optical crystal vibration sensing device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A non-linear optical crystal vibration sensing device (10) including a photorefractive crystal (26) and a laser (12). The laser (12 ) produces a coherent light beam (14) which is split by a beam splitter (18) into a first laser beam (20) and a second laser beam (22). After passing through the crystal (26) the first laser beam (20) is counter-propagated back upon itself by a retro-mirror (32), creating a third laser beam (30). The laser beams (20, 22, 30) are modulated, due to the mixing effect within the crystal (26) by vibration of the crystal (30). In the third laser beam (30), modulation is stable and such modulation is converted by a photodetector (34) into a usable electrical output, intensity modulated in accordance with vibration applied to the crystal (26).

Kalibjian, Ralph (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

243

Degassing of molten alloys with the assistance of ultrasonic vibration  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method are disclosed in which ultrasonic vibration is used to assist the degassing of molten metals or metal alloys thereby reducing gas content in the molten metals or alloys. High-intensity ultrasonic vibration is applied to a radiator that creates cavitation bubbles, induces acoustic streaming in the melt, and breaks up purge gas (e.g., argon or nitrogen) which is intentionally introduced in a small amount into the melt in order to collect the cavitation bubbles and to make the cavitation bubbles survive in the melt. The molten metal or alloy in one version of the invention is an aluminum alloy. The ultrasonic vibrations create cavitation bubbles and break up the large purge gas bubbles into small bubbles and disperse the bubbles in the molten metal or alloy more uniformly, resulting in a fast and clean degassing.

Han, Qingyou (Knoxville, TN); Xu, Hanbing (Knoxville, TN); Meek, Thomas T. (Knoxville, TN)

2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

244

Low Head, Vortex Induced Vibrations River Energy Converter  

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Vortex Induced Vibrations Aquatic Clean Energy (VIVACE) is a novel, demonstrated approach to extracting energy from water currents. This invention is based on a phenomenon called Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV), which was first observed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1504AD. He called it Aeolian Tones. For decades, engineers have attempted to prevent this type of vibration from damaging structures, such as offshore platforms, nuclear fuel rods, cables, buildings, and bridges. The underlying concept of the VIVACE Converter is the following: Strengthen rather than spoil vortex shedding; enhance rather than suppress VIV; harness rather than mitigate VIV energy. By maximizing and utilizing this unique phenomenon, VIVACE takes this problem and successfully transforms it into a valuable resource for mankind.

Bernitsas, Michael B.; Dritz, Tad

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

245

Lattice vibrations of pure and doped GaSe  

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The Bridgman method is used to grow especially undoped and doped single crystals of GaSe. Composition and impurity content of the grown crystals were determined using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) method. X-ray diffraction, Raman scattering, photoluminescence (PL), and IR transmission measurements were performed at room temperature. The long wavelength lattice vibrations of four modifications of GaSe were described in the framework of modified one-layer linear-chain model which also takes into consideration the interaction of the selenium (Se) atom with the second nearest neighbor gallium (Ga) atom in the same layer. The existence of an eight-layer modification of GaSe is suggested and the vibrational frequencies of this modification are explained in the framework of a lattice dynamical model considered in the present work. Frequencies and the type of vibrations (gap, local, or resonance) for the impurity atoms were calculated and compared with the experimental results.

Allakhverdiev, K. [Materials Institute, Marmara Research Center, TUBITAK, Gebze/Kocaeli 41470 (Turkey) and Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku AZ1143 (Azerbaijan)]. E-mail: kerim.allahverdi@mam.gov.tr; Baykara, T. [Materials Institute, Marmara Research Center, TUBITAK, Gebze/Kocaeli 41470 (Turkey); Ellialtioglu, S. [Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06531 (Turkey); Hashimzade, F. [Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku AZ1143 (Azerbaijan); Huseinova, D. [Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku AZ1143 (Azerbaijan); Kawamura, K. [Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba 305-8573 (Japan); Kaya, A.A. [Materials Institute, Marmara Research Center, TUBITAK, Gebze/Kocaeli 41470 (Turkey); Kulibekov, A.M. [Department of Physics, Mugla University, Mugla 48000 (Turkey); Onari, S. [Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba 305-8573 (Japan)

2006-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

246

Computing environment logbook  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A computing environment logbook logs events occurring within a computing environment. The events are displayed as a history of past events within the logbook of the computing environment. The logbook provides search functionality to search through the history of past events to find one or more selected past events, and further, enables an undo of the one or more selected past events.

Osbourn, Gordon C; Bouchard, Ann M

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

247

Environment and Climate Change  

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Migration, Environment and Climate Change: ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE #12;The opinions expressed;Migration, Environment and Climate Change: ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE Edited by Frank Laczko and Christine with with the financial support of #12;3 Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Assessing the Evidence Contents

Galles, David

248

System-environment correlations and Non-Markovian dynamics  

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We determine the total state dynamics of a dephasing open quantum system using the standard environment of harmonic oscillators. Of particular interest are random unitary approaches to the same reduced dynamics and system-environment correlations in the full model. Concentrating on a model with an at times negative dephasing rate, the issue of "non-Markovianity" will also be addressed. Crucially, given the quantum environment, the appearance of non-Markovian dynamics turns out to be accompanied by a loss of system-environment correlations. Depending on the initial purity of the qubit state, these system-environment correlations may be purely classical over the whole relevant time scale, or there may be intervals of genuine system-environment entanglement. In the latter case, we see no obvious relation between the build-up or decay of these quantum correlations and "Non-Markovianity".

Ansgar Pernice; Julius Helm; Walter T. Strunz

2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

249

System and method for damping vibration in a drill string  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for damping vibration in a drill string can include a valve assembly having a supply of a fluid, a first member, and a second member capable of moving in relation to first member in response to vibration of the drill bit. The first and second members define a first and a second chamber for holding the fluid. Fluid can flow between the first and second chambers in response to the movement of the second member in relation to the first member. The valve assembly can also include a coil or a valve for varying a resistance of the fluid to flow between the first and second chambers.

Wassell, Mark Ellsworth; Turner, William Evans; Burgess, Daniel E; Perry, Carl Allison

2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

250

Review of Probability Random Variable  

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at close 4) Height of wheel going over a rocky road #12;3 Random Variable Non-examples 1) `Heads' or `Tails' on coin 2) Red or Black ball from urn But we can make these into RV's Basic Idea ­ don't know · Temperature · Wheel height #12;5 Given Continuous RV X... What is the probability that X = x0 ? Oddity : P

Fowler, Mark

251

Vibration damping using low-wave-speed media with applications to precision machines  

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Vibration and noise are an ever-present problem in the majority of mechanical systems, from consumer products to precision manufacturing systems. But most approaches for vibration suppression are expensive and invasive, ...

Varanasi, Kripa K. (Kripa Kiran), 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MATLAB implementation of an operational modal analysis technique for vibration-based structural health monitoring  

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Vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM) has become an attractive solution for the global monitoring and evaluation of damage in structures. Numerous damage detection schemes used in vibration-based SHM require ...

Ojeda, Alejandro P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active vibration control Sample Search...  

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procedures were programmed in the control system of the vibrator... ,22,25) the transmissibility of vibration is affected by body posture,(17-19,21,25) muscle activity,(26,27)...

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The Effect of Whole Body Horizontal Vibration in Position Sense and Dynamic Stability of the Spine  

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at the 5 Hz frequency. These results would suggest that horizontal vibration may be less of a factor in whole-body vibration induced injuries. This work was supported by University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute Grant Program....

Lamis, Farhana

2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Passive Constrained Layer Damping Treatments for Vibration Control of Cylindrical Shells  

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This paper presents the layout optimization of passive constrained layer damping (PCLD) treatment for vibration control of cylindrical shells under a broadband force excitation. The equations governing the vibration responses ...

Zheng, H.

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Non-intrusive vibration monitoring in US Naval and US Coast Guard ships  

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In 2011, the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems proposed a new type of vibration monitoring system, entitled vibration assessment monitoring point with integrated recovery of energy or VAMPRIE, in their ...

Gerhard, Katherine Leigh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Modeling and Vibration Control with a Nanopositioning Magnetic-Levitation System  

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This dissertation demonstrates that a magnetic-levitation (maglev) stage has the capabilities to control movements and reject vibration simultaneously. The mathematical model and vibration control scheme with a 6-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) maglev...

Kim, Young Ha

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

258

Vibration control in plates by uniformly distributed PZT actuators interconnected via electric networks  

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improve the performances of piezoelectric actuation. internal resonance / equivalent circuits 1Vibration control in plates by uniformly distributed PZT actuators interconnected via electric vibrations of plates by means of a set of electrically-interconnected piezoelectric actuators is described

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

259

EddyViscosity Time Reversing Waves a Dissipative Environment  

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where linear shallow water speed is given o o . The kinematic viscosity denoted parameter ratio been shown [6] nonlinear (inviscid) shallow water waves pres­ ence a random topography and alsoEddyViscosity Time Reversing Waves a Dissipative Environment Josselin Garnier Laboratoire

Garnier, Josselin

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SISGR: Water dynamics in heterogeneous and confined environments: Salt solutions, reverse micelles, and lipid multi-bilayers  

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Our goal is to understand the structure and dynamics of water, in its different phases, at the interfaces between these phases, and in confined and heterogeneous environments. To this end, linear and nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy is playing a very important role. We have developed techniques for calculating spectroscopic observables, and then used our results to analyze and interpret experiment.

Skinner, James

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-device-independent randomness expansion with partially free random sources  

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By proposing device-independent protocols, S. Pironio et al. [Nature 464, 1021-1024 (2010)] and R. Colbeck et al. [Nature Physics 8, 450-453 (2012)] proved that new randomness can be generated by using perfectly free random sources or partially free ones as seed. Subsequently, Li et al. [Phys. Rev. A 84, 034301 (2011)] studied this topic in the framework of semi-device-independent and proved that new randomness can be obtained from perfectly free random sources. Here we discuss whether and how partially free random sources bring us new randomness in semi-device-independent scenario. We propose a semi-device-independent randomness expansion protocol with partially free random sources, and obtain the condition that the partially free random sources should satisfy to generate new randomness. In the process of analysis, we acquire a new 2-dimensional quantum witness. Furthermore, we get the analytic relationship between the generated randomness and the 2-dimensional quantum witness violation.

Yu-Qian Zhou; Hong-Wei Li; Yu-Kun Wang; Dan-Dan Li; Fei Gao; Qiao-Yan Wen

2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimax design of vibration absorbers for linear damped systems Brandon Brown, Tarunraj Singh  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

motion of transmission line towers [3]. Since the vibration absorber was introduced in 1909 by Frahm [4

Singh, Tarunraj

263

High speed optical quantum random number generation  

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.3351 (2009). 6. I. Reidler, Y. Aviad, M. Rosenbluh, and I. Kanter, "Ultrahigh-speed random number generation

Weinfurter, Harald

264

Invertibility of random matrices M. Rudelson  

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Invertibility of random matrices M. Rudelson We will discuss several recent developments related to invertibility and spectral properties of large random matrices. Consider an n ? n matrix, whose values are independent identically distributed random variables. The invertibility questions can be roughly divided

Weinberger, Hans

265

Random Matrix Theory, Numerical Computation and Applications  

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a precursor to a book on Random Matrix Theory that will be forthcoming. We reserve the right to reuseRandom Matrix Theory, Numerical Computation and Applications Alan Edelman, Brian D. Sutton new approaches to theory. We illustrate by describing such random matrix techniques as the stochastic

Edelman, Alan

266

Random Fractal Measures via the Contraction Method  

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Random Fractal Measures via the Contraction Method John E. Hutchinson Australian National mapping method to prove various existence and uniqueness properties of (self­similar) random fractal in order to establish a.s. exponential convergence to the unique random fractal measure. The arguments used

Rüschendorf, Ludger

267

Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation Method  

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Free Vibration Analysis of Kirchoff Plates with Damaged Boundaries by the Chebyshev Collocation for the free vibration analysis of slender Kirchoff plates with both mixed and damaged boundaries an important role in applications of mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering. Studying the free vibration

Butcher, Eric A.

268

Vibrationally resolved transitions in ion-molecule and atom-molecular ion slow collisions  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The data tables and interactive graphs made available here contain theoretical integral cross sections for vibrational excitation and vibrationally resolved charge transfer from vibrationally excited states of H2 and H2+ with protons and hydrogen atoms, respectively. [From http://www-cfadc.phy.ornl.gov/h2mol/home.html] (Specialized Interface)

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Active vibration suppression of a exible structure using smart material and a modular control patch  

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Active vibration suppression of a ¯exible structure using smart material and a modular control of vibration suppression of a ¯exible structure using smart materials and a miniaturized digital controller demonstrated the capacity of smart material being used as sensors and actuators for vibration suppression

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Spectroscopic probes of vibrationally excited molecules at chemically significant energies  

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This project involves the application of multiple-resonance spectroscopic techniques for investigating energy transfer and dissociation dynamics of highly vibrationally excited molecules. Two major goals of this work are: (1) to provide information on potential energy surfaces of combustion related molecules at chemically significant energies, and (2) to test theoretical modes of unimolecular dissociation rates critically via quantum-state resolved measurements.

Rizzo, T.R. [Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Grinding media oscillation: effect on torsional vibrations in tumble mills  

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of oscillation of grinding media on torsional vibrations of the mill. A theoretical model was developed to determine the oscillating frequency of the grinding media. A 12" (0.3 m) diameter tumble mill test rig was built with a 0.5 hp DC motor. The rig is tested...

Toram, Kiran Kumar

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Vibrational Raman Spectroscopy of High-temperature Superconductors  

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Vibrational Raman Spectroscopy of High-temperature Superconductors C. Thomsen and G. Kaczmarczyk-temperature Superconductors C. Thomsen and G. Kaczmarczyk Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany 1 INTRODUCTION Raman after the discovery of high- critical-temperature Tc superconductors:2 while reports on Raman scattering

Nabben, Reinhard

273

Predicting the vibrations of a spinning inflated membrane  

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The primary difficulty of computing the vibration of spinning inflated membranes arises from the low natural frequencies of such systems. When such systems are rotated near their own natural frequencies the dynamics equations must account for higher order kinematics than is necessary for more rigid structures. These complications results from the membrane loads that develop within the bodies in reaction to the accelerations of the overall body. When second order kinematics act against these membrane loads, the resulting energies become of the same order as the potential and kinetic energies of the vibrations that would be calculated by first order kinematics. These complications apply to the problem addressed here. Here we consider a spin-stabilized, inflated membrane, spinning around its minor axis. This structure is very flexible and somewhat viscoelastic, so vibrations excited by the overall motion of the structure will dissipate energy of the system, thus reducing the kinetic energy. A reduction in kinetic energy consistent with a conservation of angular momentum results in coning and, eventually, tumbling. Here we must address the excitation of vibration by the rigid-body motion and then we must address the retarding effect of the energy dissipation on the rigid-body motion.

Segalman, D.J.; Slavin, A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Vibration damping and heat transfer using material phase changes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus wherein phase changes in a material can dampen vibrational energy, dampen noise and facilitate heat transfer. One embodiment includes a method for damping vibrational energy in a body. The method comprises attaching a material to the body, wherein the material comprises a substrate, a shape memory alloy layer, and a plurality of temperature change elements. The method further comprises sensing vibrations in the body. In addition, the method comprises indicating to at least a portion of the temperature change elements to provide a temperature change in the shape memory alloy layer, wherein the temperature change is sufficient to provide a phase change in at least a portion of the shape memory alloy layer, and further wherein the phase change consumes a sufficient amount of kinetic energy to dampen at least a portion of the vibrational energy in the body. In other embodiments, the shape memory alloy layer is a thin film. Additional embodiments include a sensor connected to the material.

Kloucek, Petr (Houston, TX); Reynolds, Daniel R. (Oakland, CA)

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

275

Friction-Induced Vibrations in Railway Transportation Chandra Prakash Sharma  

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Friction-Induced Vibrations in Railway Transportation by Chandra Prakash Sharma B. Tech., Sardar;Abstract Controlling friction at the wheel-rail interface is indispensable for extending track life implementation of friction modifier system consists of a stick-tube assembly, attached through a bracket which

Phani, A. Srikantha

276

Vibration signatures, wavelets and principal components analysis in diesel engine  

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Vibration signatures, wavelets and principal components analysis in diesel engine diagnostics G of a normally aspirated diesel engine contain valu­ able information on the health of the combustion chamber induced in a 4­stroke diesel engine and the ensuing vi­ bration signals recorded. Three different feature

Sharkey, Amanda

277

ELECTRO-MAGNETO-FLUID-STRUCTURAL COUPLING PROBLEM: THE VIBRATING VISCOMETER  

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for the sensor de- sign, that couples fluid, structure and magnetism. NOMENCLATURE Q Quality factor. Angular oscillator, permanent magnets and two coils. A driven alternative current at fixed frequency is appliedELECTRO-MAGNETO-FLUID-STRUCTURAL COUPLING PROBLEM: THE VIBRATING VISCOMETER Doudou Badiane PRISME

Boyer, Edmond

278

Thermally Induced Vibrations of a Solar Wing with Bowed STEM  

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undergo thermal excitations due to a thermal gradient through the cross-section when entering and exiting solar eclipse. These vibrations can greatly reduce pointing accuracy and lead to mission failure. Boeing obtained a patent in 2006 for the High Power...

Hagler, Shawn 1983-

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

279

Energy/Environment/Commissioning  

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//NESTECNESTEC Nobuo NakaharaNobuo Nakahara ICEBO/APCBCAsia Pacific Conference on Building Commissioning 2006.11.7 Opening AddressOpening AddressEnergy/Environment/CommissioningEnergy/Environment/Commissioning Call for Call... Commissioning PrincipleCommissioning Principle Evaluation PrincipleEvaluation Principle How Building & Urban Energy System How Building & Urban Energy System shall be completed and maintained?shall be completed and maintained? Mechanism of Urban Environment...

Nakahara, N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change, Drought & Environment  

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Afternoon Plenary Session: Current Trends in the Advanced Bioindustry Climate Change, Drought, and EnvironmentMichael Champ, Executive Director, The Sustainable Water Challenge

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Mode-selective vibrational control of charge transport in $?$-conjugated molecular materials  

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The soft character of organic materials leads to strong coupling between molecular nuclear and electronic dynamics. This coupling opens the way to control charge transport in organic electronic devices by inducing molecular vibrational motions. However, despite encouraging theoretical predictions, experimental realization of such control has remained elusive. Here we demonstrate experimentally that photoconductivity in a model organic optoelectronic device can be controlled by the selective excitation of molecular vibrations. Using an ultrafast infrared laser source to create a coherent superposition of vibrational motions in a pentacene/C60 photoresistor, we observe that excitation of certain modes in the 1500-1700 cm$^{-1}$ region leads to photocurrent enhancement. Excited vibrations affect predominantly trapped carriers. The effect depends on the nature of the vibration and its mode-specific character can be well described by the vibrational modulation of intermolecular electronic couplings. Vibrational control thus presents a new tool for studying electron-phonon coupling and charge dynamics in (bio)molecular materials.

Artem A. Bakulin; Robert Lovrin?i?; Yu Xi; Oleg Selig; Huib J. Bakker; Yves L. A. Rezus; Pabitra K. Nayak; Alexandr Fonari; Veaceslav Coropceanu; Jean-Luc Brdas; David Cahen

2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

282

Forests and historic environment  

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Forests and historic environment UK Forestry Standard Guidelines #12;Key to symbols UKFS Reference number #12;Forests and historic environment Forestry Commission: Edinburgh UK Forestry Standard in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit: www

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environment and agriculture  

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environment and agriculture environmentagriculture.curtin.edu.au Bachelor of Science - majorS in agriculture, environmental Biology or coaStal Zone management Science and engineering #12;t he department of environment and agriculture caters for students who are passionate about agriculture, biology, conserving

284

Apparatus for measuring surface movement of an object that is subjected to external vibrations  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for non-destructively measuring an object and controlling industrial processes in response to the measurement is disclosed in which an impulse laser generates a plurality of sound waves over timed increments in an object. A polarizing interferometer is used to measure surface movement of the object caused by the sound waves and sensed by phase shifts in the signal beam. A photon multiplier senses the phase shift and develops an electrical signal. A signal conditioning arrangement modifies the electrical signals to generate an average signal correlated to the sound waves which in turn is correlated to a physical or metallurgical property of the object, such as temperature, which property may then be used to control the process. External, random vibrations of the workpiece are utilized to develop discernible signals which can be sensed in the interferometer by only one photon multiplier. In addition the interferometer includes an arrangement for optimizing its sensitivity so that movement attributed to various waves can be detected in opaque objects. The interferometer also includes a mechanism for sensing objects with rough surfaces which produce speckle light patterns. Finally the interferometer per se, with the addition of a second photon multiplier is capable of accurately recording beam length distance differences with only one reading.

Kotidis, Petros A. (Waban, MA); Woodroffe, Jaime A. (North Reading, MA); Rostler, Peter S. (Newton, MA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Apparatus for measuring surface movement of an object that is subjected to external vibrations  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for non-destructively measuring an object and controlling industrial processes in response to the measurement is disclosed in which an impulse laser generates a plurality of sound waves over timed increments in an object. A polarizing interferometer is used to measure surface movement of the object caused by the sound waves and sensed by phase shifts in the signal beam. A photon multiplier senses the phase shift and develops an electrical signal. A signal conditioning arrangement modifies the electrical signals to generate an average signal correlated to the sound waves which in turn is correlated to a physical or metallurgical property of the object, such as temperature, which property may then be used to control the process. External, random vibrations of the workpiece are utilized to develop discernible signals which can be sensed in the interferometer by only one photon multiplier. In addition the interferometer includes an arrangement for optimizing its sensitivity so that movement attributed to various waves can be detected in opaque objects. The interferometer also includes a mechanism for sensing objects with rough surfaces which produce speckle light patterns. Finally the interferometer per se, with the addition of a second photon multiplier is capable of accurately recording beam length distance differences with only one reading. 38 figs.

Kotidis, P.A.; Woodroffe, J.A.; Rostler, P.S.

1997-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

286

Randomness and Earth climate variability  

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Paleo-Sciences including palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology have accumulated numerous records related to climatic changes. The researchers have usually tried to identify periodic and quasi-periodic processes in these paleoscientific records. In this paper, we show that this analysis is incomplete. As follows from our results, random processes, namely processes with a single-time-constant (noise with a Lorentzian noise spectrum), play a very important and, perhaps, a decisive role in numerous natural phenomena. For several of very important natural phenomena the characteristic time constants are very similar and equal to (5-8)x10^3 years. However, this value is not universal. For example, the spectral density fluctuations of the atmospheric radiocarbon 14C are characterized by a Lorentzian with time constant 300 years. The frequency dependence of spectral density fluctuations for benthic 18O records contains two Lorentzians with time constans 8000 years and > 105 years.

Levinshtein, Michael E; Dmitriev, Alexander P; Shmakov, Pavel M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Resonant vibrational excitation of CO by low-energy electrons  

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Electron impact vibrational excitation of the CO molecule, via the {sup 2}{pi} resonance, in the 0-4 eV energy region has been investigated. The energy dependence of the resonant excitation of the first ten vibrational levels, v=1 to v=10, has been measured by use of a crossed-beams double trochoidal electron spectrometer. Obtained relative differential cross sections are normalized to the absolute values. Integral cross sections are determined by using our recent results on scattered electrons angular distributions, which demonstrate clear p-partial wave character of this resonance. Substructures appear in the {sup 2}{pi} resonant excitation of the CO molecule which have not been previously observed.

Poparic, G. B.; Belic, D. S.; Vicic, M. D. [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 12-16, P.O. Box 368, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Washington University School of Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, Campus Box 8224, St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1093 (United States)

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

288

Gravity wave turbulence revealed by horizontal vibrations of the container  

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We experimentally study the role of the forcing on gravity-capillary wave turbulence. Previous laboratory experiments using spatially localized forcing (vibrating blades) have shown that the frequency power-law exponent of the gravity wave spectrum depends on the forcing parameters. By horizontally vibrating the whole container, we observe a spectrum exponent that does not depend on the forcing parameters for both gravity and capillary regimes. This spatially extended forcing leads to a gravity spectrum exponent in better agreement with the theory than by using a spatially localized forcing. The role of the vessel shape has been also studied. Finally, the wave spectrum is found to scale linearly with the injected power for both regimes whatever the forcing type used.

Bruno Issenmann; Eric Falcon

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

289

Status of vibrational structure in {sup 62}Ni  

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Measurements consisting of {gamma}-ray excitation functions and angular distributions were performed using the (n,n{sup '{gamma}}) reaction on {sup 62}Ni. The excitation function data allowed us to check the consistency of the placement of transitions in the level scheme. From {gamma}-ray angular distributions, the lifetimes of levels up to {approx}3.8 MeV in excitation energy were extracted with the Doppler-shift attenuation method. The experimentally deduced values of reduced transition probabilities were compared with the predictions of the quadrupole vibrator model and with large-scale shell model calculations in the fp shell configuration space. Two-phonon states were found to exist with some notable deviation from the predictions of the quadrupole vibrator model, but no evidence for the existence of three-phonon states could be established. Z=28 proton core excitations played a major role in understanding the observed structure.

Chakraborty, A.; Orce, J. N.; Ashley, S. F.; Crider, B. P.; Elhami, E.; McEllistrem, M. T.; Mukhopadhyay, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Brown, B. A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Peters, E. E. [Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Singh, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M1 (Canada); Yates, S. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Memory in the system: trajectory-environment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the paper the memory effect in the system consisting from a trajectory of process and an environment is considered. The environment is presented by scalar potential and noise. The evolution of system is interpreted as process of the continuous "measurement" of a trajectory by an environment and\\or on the contrary. In this sense the measured value is entropy-the information about embedding of the trajectory into configurations space. The concepts "measurement" and "interaction" are identified alike in quantum theory. Thus, the entropy evolution is not only the effect of dynamics, but also its cause, if it is possible to speak about causality in this case. It is shown, that such non-elastic interaction leads to occurrence of memory in the system. The reflex memory mechanism is realized as a real conformal dynamic metrics. The metastable event (attractor) is defined and time of its life is estimated. It is shown, that in the system there is a change of dynamic modes from spatial localization to random walk (fluctuation, relaxation). On scale of the attractors dynamics the memory is appearing as a semi-regular (in some information sense) drift of the image of fluctuations in a power spectrum of environment to absolute minimum. The latter properties (topological convergence) attract the attention to algorithmic aspect of a considered system.

Maxim Budaev

2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

291

Dynamics of a Simple Quantum System in a Complex Environment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present a theory for the dynamical evolution of a quantum system coupled to a complex many-body intrinsic system/environment. By modelling the intrinsic many-body system with parametric random matrices, we study the types of effective stochastic models which emerge from random matrix theory. Using the Feynman-Vernon path integral formalism, we derive the influence functional and obtain either analytical or numerical solutions for the time evolution of the entire quantum system. We discuss thoroughly the structure of the solutions for some representative cases and make connections to well known limiting results, particularly to Brownian motion, Kramers classical limit and the Caldeira-Leggett approach.

Aurel Bulgac; Gui DoDang; Dimitri Kusnezov

1997-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

292

Shape memory alloy for vibration isolation and damping  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ABSTRACT Shape Memory Alloys for Vibration Isolation and Damping. (December 2007) Luciano G. Machado, B.S., Federal Center of Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil; M.S., Military Institute of Engineering - RJ, Brazil; Chair of Advisory... of the Transformation Hardening Function . . . . . . . . . 146 D. Comparison with Experimental Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 E. Comparison of the Current Models Predictions with Calorimetric Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 VIII CHAOTIC...

Machado, Luciano G

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

293

Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements Reinforcement Learning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements Reinforcement Learning Beloningsbaserad Inlarning #12;Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements 1 Defining the Problem Framework Role of Reward Simplifying Assumptions Central Concepts 2 Known Environment Bellman

Kjellstrm, Hedvig

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Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements Reinforcement Learning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements Reinforcement Learning Beloningsbaserad Inlarning #12;Defining the Problem Known Environment Unknown Environment Improvements 1 Defining the Problem Framework Role of Reward Simplifying Assumptions Central Concepts 2 Known Environment Bellmans

Kjellstrm, Hedvig

295

How Can Random Noise Help Us  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

How Can Random Noise Help Us. Global Transports from Thermal Fluctuations. Aaron N. K. Yip. Department of Mathematics. Purdue University. 0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2009-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

296

The Theory of Random Laser Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Studies of random laser systems are a new direction with promising potential applications and theoretical interest. The research is based on the theories of localization and laser physics. So far, the research shows that there are random lasing modes inside the systems which is quite different from the common laser systems. From the properties of the random lasing modes, they can understand the phenomena observed in the experiments, such as multi-peak and anisotropic spectrum, lasing mode number saturation, mode competition and dynamic processes, etc. To summarize, this dissertation has contributed the following in the study of random laser systems: (1) by comparing the Lamb theory with the Letokhov theory, the general formulas of the threshold length or gain of random laser systems were obtained; (2) they pointed out the vital weakness of previous time-independent methods in random laser research; (3) a new model which includes the FDTD method and the semi-classical laser theory. The solutions of this model provided an explanation of the experimental results of multi-peak and anisotropic emission spectra, predicted the saturation of lasing modes number and the length of localized lasing modes; (4) theoretical (Lamb theory) and numerical (FDTD and transfer-matrix calculation) studies of the origin of localized lasing modes in the random laser systems; and (5) proposal of using random lasing modes as a new path to study wave localization in random systems and prediction of the lasing threshold discontinuity at mobility edge.

Xunya Jiang

2002-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

297

Logarithmic Opinion Pools for Conditional Random Fields  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Since their recent introduction, conditional random fields (CRFs) have been successfully applied to a multitude of structured labelling tasks in many different domains. Examples include natural language processing ...

Smith, Andrew

2007-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

298

PCs in Business Environment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

"PCs in Business Environment" is a project that contains two parts. First part is a real life application developed for Nordic Meat Inc. a small food - manufacturer in the KC area, developed in MS Excel 5.0 spreadsheet ...

Colak, Mijo Todor

1994-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

299

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in a heat pump cooling system, thereby alleviating peak electricity consumption and associated emissions substituting for banned fluorocarbon refrigerants, coping with carbon costing and reducing water consumptionINTERNATIONAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling

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Environment induced incoherent controllability  

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We prove that the environment induced entanglement between two non interacting, two-dimensional quantum systems S and P can be used to control the dynamics of S by means of the initial state of P. Using a simple, exactly solvable model, we show that both accessibility and controllability of S can be achieved under suitable conditions on the interaction of S and P with the environment.

Raffaele Romano; Domenico D'Alessandro

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Polymers in disordered environments  

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A brief review of our recent studies aiming at a better understanding of the scaling behaviour of polymers in disordered environments is given. The main emphasis is on a simple generic model where the polymers are represented by (interacting) self-avoiding walks and the disordered environment by critical percolation clusters. The scaling behaviour of the number of conformations and their average spatial extent as a function of the number of monomers and the associated critical exponents $\\gamma$ and $\

V. Blavatska; N. Fricke; W. Janke

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

302

Hotspots, Jets and Environments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

I discuss the nature of `hotspots' and `jet knots' in the kpc-scale structures of powerful radio galaxies and their relationship to jet-environment interactions. I describe evidence for interaction between the jets of FRI sources and their local environments, and discuss its relationship to particle acceleration, but the main focus of the paper is the hotspots of FRIIs and on new observational evidence on the nature of the particle acceleration associated with them.

M. J. Hardcastle

2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

303

Hamilton Cycles Containing Randomly Selected Edges in Random Regular Graphs \\Lambda  

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Hamilton Cycles Containing Randomly Selected Edges in Random Regular Graphs \\Lambda R. W. Robinson oriented root edges have been randomly specified for the cycle to contain. The Hamilton cycle must be orientable to agree with all of the orientations on the j root edges. It is shown that the requisite Hamilton

Robinson, Robert W.

304

Vibrational spectroscopy of the ammoniated ammonium ions NH sub 4 sup + (NH sub 3 ) sub n (n = 1-10)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The gas-phase vibration-internal rotation spectra of mass-selected ammoniated ammonium ions, NH{sub 4}{sup +}(NH{sub 3}){sub n} (for n = 1-10), have been observed from 2600 to 4000 cm{sup {minus}1}. The spectra show vibrational features that have been assigned to modes involving both the ion core species, NH{sub 4}{sup +}, and the first shell NH{sub 3} solvent molecules. Nearly free internal rotation of the solvent molecules about their local C{sub 3} axes in the first solvation shell has been observed in the smaller clusters (n = 1-6). For the larger clusters studied (n = 7-10) the spectra converge, with little difference between clusters differing by one solvent molecule. For these clusters, the spectrum in the 3200-3500 cm{sup {minus}1} region is quite similar to that of liquid ammonia, and the entire region of 2600-3500 cm{sup {minus}1} also bears considerable resemblance to the spectra of ammonium salts dissolved in liquid ammonia under some chemical conditions. This indicates the onset of a liquidlike environment for the ion core and first shell solvent molecules in clusters as small as NH{sub 4}{sup +}(NH{sub 3}){sub 8}.

Price, J.M.; Crofton, M.W.; Lee, Y.T. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States) Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States))

1991-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

305

The XY Spin Chain Random Block Operators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The XY Spin Chain Random Block Operators Proof of Main Result Open Questions Localization for Random Block Operators Related to the XY Spin Chain Jacob W. Chapman Division of Science Southern Wesleyan University Central, SC Joint work with G¨unter Stolz UAB NSF-CBMS Conference on Quantum Spin

Jung, Paul

306

Introduction to Network Science 1 Random Models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Introduction to Network Science 1 Random Models #12;Introduction to Network Science 2 mean degree in a graph with exactly m edges Taylor series reminder: #12;Introduction to Network Science 3 In contrast to the degree distribution in random model ... #12;Introduction to Network Science 4 In contrast to the degree

Safro, Ilya

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Randomized Parallel Algorithms in Optimization Stephen Wright  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Randomized Parallel Algorithms in Optimization Stephen Wright University of Wisconsin-Madison July 2013 Wright (UW-Madison) Random Parallel Optimization July 2013 1 / 52 #12;Collaborators @ UW-Madison Victor Bittorf Ji Liu Ben Recht ( Berkeley) Chris R´e ( Stanford) Krishna Sridhar Wright (UW

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Medium-solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for use in Urban Environments S. Tullis, A. Fiedler, K. McLaren, S. Ziada  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Medium-solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for use in Urban Environments S. Tullis, A. Fiedler, K Vertical axis wind turbines are currently experiencing a renewed interest in small- scale applications loadings as the turbine rotates. One technique to reduce vibration is to reduce the turbine rotational

Tullis, Stephen

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ambient vibration measurements Sample Search...  

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heating of molecular vibrations and the possible initiation of chemical reaction from heat dissipated... is released as phonons in proximity to the crack. Initially the phonons...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - annihilation vibrational feshbach Sample...  

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

resonances 7. However, the rotational-vibrational... of nonresonant microwave fields by ultracold molecules near a Feshbach resonance S. V. Alyabyshev and R. V. Krems... a...

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Interfacial Water Organization and Ion Distributions Investigated with Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy: Answering Fundamental Questions for  

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sum frequency generation (VSFG) and heterodyne-detected vibrational sum frequency generation (HD above their counterions. However, high valency anions exist below their counter cations, #12;iv causing

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Vibration-assisted coherent excitation energy transfer in a detuning system  

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The roles of the vibration motions played in the excitation energy transfer process are studied. It is found that a strong coherent transfer in the hybrid system emerges when the detuning between the donor and the acceptor equals the intrinsic frequency of the vibrational mode, and as a result the energy can be transferred into the acceptor much effectively. Three cases of the donor and the acceptor coupling with vibrational modes are investigated respectively. We find that the quantum interference between the two different transfer channels via the vibrational modes can affects the dynamics of the system significantly.

Xin Wang; Hao Chen; Hong-rong Li

2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Large scale test simulations using the Virtual Environment for Test Optimization (VETO)  

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The Virtual Environment for Test Optimization (VETO) is a set of simulation tools under development at Sandia to enable test engineers to do computer simulations of tests. The tool set utilizes analysis codes and test information to optimize design parameters and to provide an accurate model of the test environment which aides in the maximization of test performance, training, and safety. Previous VETO effort has included the development of two structural dynamics simulation modules that provide design and optimization tools for modal and vibration testing. These modules have allowed test engineers to model and simulate complex laboratory testing, to evaluate dynamic response behavior, and to investigate system testability. Further development of the VETO tool set will address the accurate modeling of large scale field test environments at Sandia. These field test environments provide weapon system certification capabilities and have different simulation requirements than those of laboratory testing.

Klenke, S.E.; Heffelfinger, S.R.; Bell, H.J.; Shierling, C.L.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Desert Environment January 26, 1999 1 The Desert Environment  

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The Desert Environment January 26, 1999 1 The Desert Environment Revised Paper Steven P. Reiss1@cs.brown.edu Abstract The Desert software engineering environment is a suite of tools developed to enhance pro- grammer virtual files on demand to address specific tasks. All this is done in an open and extensible environment

Reiss, Steven P.

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Environment scattering in GADRAS.  

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Radiation transport calculations were performed to compute the angular tallies for scattered gamma-rays as a function of distance, height, and environment. Green's Functions were then used to encapsulate the results a reusable transformation function. The calculations represent the transport of photons throughout scattering surfaces that surround sources and detectors, such as the ground and walls. Utilization of these calculations in GADRAS (Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software) enables accurate computation of environmental scattering for a variety of environments and source configurations. This capability, which agrees well with numerous experimental benchmark measurements, is now deployed with GADRAS Version 18.2 as the basis for the computation of scattered radiation.

Thoreson, Gregory G.; Mitchell, Dean James; Theisen, Lisa Anne; Harding, Lee T.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Piping retrofit reduces valve-damaging flow vibration  

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This article describes how excessive flow-induced vibration was escalating safety relief valve maintenance at an alarming pace until simple piping modifications eliminated the problem. Public Service Co. of Colorado's (PSCO) Cherokee Station Unit 4 had been experiencing excessive hot and cold reheat safety valve maintenance. From 1990 through 1993, expenditures exceeded $150,000, including a complete refurbishing in 1990. Furthermore, from 1990 to 1992 the incurred costs of contracting VR certificate repairs accumulated to more than $50,000. Such exorbitant maintenance costs were unique among PSCO's generating system.

Webb, M.; Ellenberger, P.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Damping element for reducing the vibration of an airfoil  

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An airfoil (10) is provided with a tip (12) having an opening (14) to a center channel (24). A damping element (16) is inserted within the opening of the center channel, to reduce an induced vibration of the airfoil. The mass of the damping element, a spring constant of the damping element within the center channel, and/or a mounting location (58) of the damping element within the center channel may be adjustably varied, to shift a resonance frequency of the airfoil outside a natural operating frequency of the airfoil.

Campbell, Christian X; Marra, John J

2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Mean-Square Amplitudes of Vibration for Nacl  

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) /t Ny+1/3) i/4 1)1/t which yields a slightly different functional dependence of va' even though the values for D are not too different from Eq. (5). 'BThe Pads approximant in the brackets is quite closely approximated by (1+7t z) R. E. Mc... obtained by M. Weber, E. J. Sharpe, and J. E. Miller fJ. Phys. Chem. Solids 32, 2775 (1971)]. PHYSICA L RE VIE W B VOLUME 6, NUMBE R 2 15 JULY 1972 Surface Mean-Square Amplitudes of Vibration for NaC1~ T. S. Chen, G. P. Alldredge, and F. W. de Wette...

CHEN, TS; Alldredg, GP; Allen, Roland E.; WETTE, FWD.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibrational Spectra of the Azabenzenes Revisited: Anharmonic Force Fields  

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Anharmonic force fields and vibrational spectra of the azabenzene series (pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, s-triazine, 1,2,3-triazine, 1,2,4-triazine and s-tetrazine) and benzene are obtained using density functional theory (DFT) with the B97-1 exchange-correlation functional and a triple-zeta plus double polarization (TZ2P) basis set. Overall, the fundamental frequencies computed by second-order rovibrational perturbation theory are in excellent agreement with experiment. The resolution of the presently calculated anharmonic spectra is such that they represent an extremely useful tool for the assignment and interpretation of the experimental spectra, especially where resonances are involved.

Boese, A D; Martin, Jan M.L.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Maxwell Construction for Phase Separation in Vibrated Granular Matter?  

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Experiments and computer simulations are carried out to investigate ordering principles in a granular gas which phase separates under vibration. The densities of the dilute and the dense phase are found to follow a lever rule. A Maxwell construction is found to predict both the coexisting pressure and binodal densities remarkably well, despite the fact that the pressure-volume characteristic $P(v)$ is not an isotherm. Although the system is far from equilibrium and energy conservation is strongly violated, we derive the construction from the minimization of mechanical work and fluctuating particle currents.

James P. D. Clewett; Jack Wade; R. M. Bowley; Stephan Herminghaus; Michael R. Swift; Marco G. Mazza

2015-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning a Vibrating Wire System for Quadrupole Fiducialization  

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Quadrupoles will be placed between the undulator segments in LCLS to keep the electron beam focused as it passes through. The quadrupoles will be assembled with their respective undulator segments prior to being placed into the tunnel. Beam alignment will be used to center the quadrupoles, along with the corresponding undulators, on the beam. If there is any displacement between the undulator and the quadrupole axes in the assemblies, the beam will deviate from the undulator axis. If it deviates by more than 80{micro}m in vertical or 140{micro}m in horizontal directions, the undulator will not perform as required by LCLS. This error is divided between three sources: undulator axis fiducialization, quadrupole magnetic axis fiducialization, and assembly of the two parts. In particular, it was calculated that the quadrupole needs to be fiducialized to within 25{micro}m in both vertical and horizontal directions. A previous study suggested using a vibrating wire system for finding the magnetic axis of the quadrupoles. The study showed that the method has high sensitivity (up to 1{micro}m) and laid out guidelines for constructing such a system. There are 3 steps in fiducializing the quadrupole with the vibrating wire system. They are positioning the wire at the magnet center (step 1), finding the wire with position detectors (step 2), and finding the quadrupole tooling ball positions relative to the position detector tooling balls (step 3). A previous study investigated the error associated with each step by using a permanent quadrupole magnet on an optical mover system. The study reported an error of 11{micro}m for step 1 and a repeatability of 4{micro}m for step 2. However, the set up used a FARO arm to measure tooling balls and didn't allow to accurately check step 2 for errors; an uncertainty of 100{micro}m was reported. Therefore, even though the repeatability was good, there was no way to check that the error in step 2 was small. Following the recommendations of that study, we used a CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) instead of the FARO arm for measuring the tooling balls. In addition, a roller cam positioner system replaced the optical movers for moving the quadrupole. With the exception of the quadrupole itself, the system was identical to what will be used in fiducializing the undulator quadrupoles. In this study, we investigate the new vibrating wire set up, including the error associated with each step of fiducialization. A vibrating wire system was constructed to fiducialize the quadrupoles between undulator segments in the LCLS. This note is a continuation of previous work to study the ability of the system to fulfill the fiducialization requirements.

Levashov, Michael Y

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Measurements of Pore Fluid Density by Vibrating Tube Densimetry  

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The densities of pore-confined fluids were measured for the first time by means of a vibrating tube method. Isotherms of total adsorption capacity were measured directly making the method complementary to the conventional gravimetric or volumetric/piezometric adsorption techniques, which yield the excess adsorption (the Gibbsian surface excess). A custom-made high-pressure, high-temperature vibrating tube densimeter (VTD) was used to measure the densities of subcritical and supercritical propane (between 35 C and 97 C) and supercritical carbon dioxide (between 32 C and 50 C) saturating hydrophobic silica aerogel (0.2 g/cm3, 90% porosity) synthesized inside Hastelloy U-tubes. Additionally, excess adsorption isotherms for supercritical CO2 and the same porous solid were measured gravimetrically using a precise magnetically-coupled microbalance. Pore fluid densities and total adsorption isotherms increased monotonically with increasing density of the bulk fluid, in contrast to excess adsorption isotherms, which reached a maximum at a subcritical density of the bulk fluid, and then decreased towards zero or negative values at supercritical densities. Compression of the confined fluid significantly beyond the density of the bulk liquid at the same temperature was observed at subcritical temperatures. The features of the isotherms of confined fluid density are interpreted to elucidate the observed behavior of excess adsorption. The maxima of excess adsorption were found to occur below the critical density of the bulk fluid at the conditions corresponding to the beginning of the plateau of total adsorption, marking the end of the transition of pore fluid to a denser, liquid-like pore phase. The results for propane and carbon dioxide showed similarity in the sense of the principle of corresponding states. No measurable effect of pore confinement on the liquid-vapor critical point was found. Quantitative agreement was obtained between excess adsorption isotherms determined from VTD total adsorption results and those measured gravimetrically at the same temperature, confirming the validity of the vibrating tube measurements. Vibrating tube densimetry was demonstrated as a novel experimental approach capable of providing the average density of pore-confined fluids.

Gruszkiewicz, Miroslaw {Mirek} S [ORNL; Rother, Gernot [ORNL; Wesolowski, David J [ORNL; Cole, David R [ORNL; Wallacher, Dirk [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the molecular structure and mechanical properties of polymer surfaces and protein/polymer interfaces by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy  

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Sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and other complementary surface-sensitive techniques have been used to study the surface molecular structure and surface mechanical behavior of biologically-relevant polymer systems. SFG and AFM have emerged as powerful analytical tools to deduce structure/property relationships, in situ, for polymers at air, liquid and solid interfaces. The experiments described in this dissertation have been performed to understand how polymer surface properties are linked to polymer bulk composition, substrate hydrophobicity, changes in the ambient environment (e.g., humidity and temperature), or the adsorption of macromolecules. The correlation of spectroscopic and mechanical data by SFG and AFM can become a powerful methodology to study and engineer materials with tailored surface properties. The overarching theme of this research is the interrogation of systems of increasing structural complexity, which allows us to extend conclusions made on simpler model systems. We begin by systematically describing the surface molecular composition and mechanical properties of polymers, copolymers, and blends having simple linear architectures. Subsequent chapters focus on networked hydrogel materials used as soft contact lenses and the adsorption of protein and surfactant at the polymer/liquid interface. The power of SFG is immediately demonstrated in experiments which identify the chemical parameters that influence the molecular composition and ordering of a polymer chain's side groups at the polymer/air and polymer/liquid interfaces. In general, side groups with increasingly greater hydrophobic character will be more surface active in air. Larger side groups impose steric restrictions, thus they will tend to be more randomly ordered than smaller hydrophobic groups. If exposed to a hydrophilic environment, such as water, the polymer chain will attempt to orient more of its hydrophilic groups to the surface in order to minimize the total surface energy. With an understanding of the structural and environmental parameters which govern polymer surface structure, SFG is then used to explore the effects of surface hydrophobicity and solvent polarity on the orientation and ordering of amphiphilic neutral polymers adsorbed at the solid/liquid interface. SFG spectra show that poly(propylene glycol) (PPG) and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) adsorb with their hydrophobic moieties preferentially oriented toward hydrophobic polystyrene surfaces. These same moieties, however, disorder when adsorbed onto a hydrophilic silica/water interface. Water is identified as a critical factor for mediating the orientation and ordering of hydrophobic moieties in polymers adsorbed at hydrophobic interfaces. The role of bulk water content and water vapor, as they influence hydrogel surface structure and mechanics, continues to be explored in the next series of experiments. A method was developed to probe the surface viscoelastic properties of hydroxylethyl methacrylate (HEMA) based contact lens materials by analyzing AFM force-distance curves. AFM analysis indicates that the interfacial region is dehydrated, relative to the bulk. Experiments performed on poly(HEMA+MA) (MA = methacrylic acid), a more hydrophilic copolymer with greater bulk water content, show even greater water depletion at the surface. SFG spectra, as well as surface energy arguments, suggest that the more hydrophilic polymer component (such as MA) is not favored at the air interface; this may explain anomalies in water retention at the hydrogel surface. Adsorption of lysozyme onto poly(HEMA+MA) was found to further reduce near-surface viscous behavior, suggesting lower surface water content. Lastly, protein adsorption is studied using a model polymer system of polystyrene covalently bound with a monolayer of bovine serum albumin. SFG results indicate that some amino acid residues in proteins adopt preferred orientations. SFG spectra also show that the phenyl rings of the bare polystyrene substrate in contact with air or

Koffas, Telly Stelianos

2004-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ENVIRONMENT 2006 Annual Report  

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ENVIRONMENT 2006 Annual Report IBM AND THE #12;Table of Contents Global Environmental Management and Management 13 International Performance Measures 13 Water Conservation 15 Climate Protection 16 on environmental protection in 1971. The policy is supported by a comprehensive global environmental management

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Multiprocessor programming environment  

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Programming tools and techniques have been well developed for traditional uniprocessor computer systems. The focus of this research project is on the development of a programming environment for a high speed real time heterogeneous multiprocessor system, with special emphasis on languages and compilers. The new tools and techniques will allow a smooth transition for programmers with experience only on single processor systems.

Smith, M.B.; Fornaro, R.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Environment  

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Environment #12;Engineeringhas always been an essential element of society monitoring and true sustainability. As an undergraduate environmental engineering student, I've enjoyed and leadership while planning student events, serving on advisory boards, and working directly with the College

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save energy, environment  

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was especially emphasized dur- ing the 1970s to combat the energy crisis caused by Arab oil embargoes. The recentsave energy, money, and the environment Windbreaks and shade trees #12;PrePared by Bryan R trees is based on their potential to save money from subsequent energy re- ductions. Winter heating

Boyer, Elizabeth W.

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Sample Environment Plans and Progress  

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Sample Environment Plans and Progress at the SNS & HFIR SNS HFIR User Group Meeting American Conference on Neutron Scattering Ottawa, Canada June 26 30, 2010 Lou Santodonato Sample Environment Group our sample environment capabilities Feedback SHUG meetings User surveys Sample Environment Steering

Pennycook, Steve

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DISTRIBUTED AND COLLABORATIVE SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS  

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1 DISTRIBUTED AND COLLABORATIVE SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS Chandrajit L. Bajaj and Fausto Bernardini with synthetic environments1,2,3,4,5,6 . A synthetic environment system is generally characterized and the synthetic environment generated by the computer. Several degrees of immersion are possible, ranging from

Texas at Austin, University of

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Research Articles Holistic Programming Environments  

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Research Articles Holistic Programming Environments Gary Marsden a Harold Thimbleby b a Department a development environment. Of course, we can scoff at the distinction and say that a development environment to the development of programming environments and suggest ways in which this may be achieved. Keywords: Programming

Marsden, Gary

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Non-Rayleigh scattering by a randomly oriented elongated scatterer  

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The echo statistics of a randomly rough, randomly oriented prolate spheroid that is randomly located in a beampattern are investigated from physics-based principles both analytically and by Monte Carlo methods. This is a ...

Bhatia, Saurav

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined passive magnetic bearing element and vibration damper  

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A magnetic bearing system contains magnetic subsystems which act together to support a rotating element in a state of dynamic equilibrium and dampen transversely directed vibrations. Mechanical stabilizers are provided to hold the suspended system in equilibrium until its speed has exceeded a low critical speed where dynamic effects take over, permitting the achievement of a stable equilibrium for the rotating object. A state of stable equilibrium is achieved above a critical speed by use of a collection of passive elements using permanent magnets to provide their magnetomotive excitation. In a improvement over U.S. Pat. No. 5,495,221, a magnetic bearing element is combined with a vibration damping element to provide a single upper stationary dual-function element. The magnetic forces exerted by such an element, enhances levitation of the rotating object in equilibrium against external forces, such as the force of gravity or forces arising from accelerations, and suppresses the effects of unbalance or inhibits the onset of whirl-type rotor-dynamic instabilities. Concurrently, this equilibrium is made stable against displacement-dependent drag forces of the rotating object from its equilibrium position.

Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Turbine Gearbox Condition Monitoring Round Robin Study - Vibration Analysis  

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The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) tested two identical gearboxes. One was tested on the NWTCs 2.5 MW dynamometer and the other was field tested in a turbine in a nearby wind plant. In the field, the test gearbox experienced two oil loss events that resulted in damage to its internal bearings and gears. Since the damage was not severe, the test gearbox was removed from the field and retested in the NWTCs dynamometer before it was disassembled. During the dynamometer retest, some vibration data along with testing condition information were collected. These data enabled NREL to launch a Wind Turbine Gearbox Condition Monitoring Round Robin project, as described in this report. The main objective of this project was to evaluate different vibration analysis algorithms used in wind turbine condition monitoring (CM) and find out whether the typical practices are effective. With involvement of both academic researchers and industrial partners, the project sets an example on providing cutting edge research results back to industry.

Sheng, S.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-excited vibrations in turning: cutting moment analysis  

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This work aims at analysing the moment effects at the tool tip point and at the central axis, in the framework of a turning process. A testing device in turning, including a six-component dynamometer, is used to measure the complete torsor of the cutting actions in the case of self-excited vibrations. Many results are obtained regarding the mechanical actions torsor. A confrontation of the moment components at the tool tip and at the central axis is carried out. It clearly appears that analysing moments at the central axis avoids the disturbances induced by the transport of the moment of the mechanical actions resultant at the tool tip point. For instance, the order relation between the components of the forces is single. Furthermore, the order relation between the moments components expressed at the tool tip point is also single and the same one. But at the central axis, two different order relations regarding moments are conceivable. A modification in the rolling moment localization in the (y, z) tool plan is associated to these two order relations. Thus, the moments components at the central axis are particularly sensitive at the disturbances of machining, here the self-excited vibrations.

Olivier Cahuc; Jean-Yves K'Nevez; Alain Grard; Philippe Darnis; Gatan Albert; Claudiu F. Bisu; Cline Grard

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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MOMENT ASYMPTOTICS FOR MULTITYPE BRANCHING RANDOM WALKS  

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of Montenegro 29 October, 2013 Abstract. We study a discrete time multitype branching random walk on a finite of Montenegro, Cetinjska 2, 81 000 Podgorica, Montenegro, ozrens@t-com.me AMS 2010 Subject Classification: 60J80

König, Wolfgang

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MOMENT ASYMPTOTICS FOR MULTITYPE BRANCHING RANDOM WALKS  

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of Montenegro 29 October, 2013 Abstract. We study a discrete time multitype branching random walk on a #28;nite of Montenegro, Cetinjska 2, 81 000 Podgorica, Montenegro, ozrens@t-com.me AMS 2010 Subject Classi#28;cation: 60J

König, Wolfgang

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Chaotic generation of pseudo-random numbers  

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Generation of repeatable pseudo-random sequences with chaotic analog electronics is not feasible using standard circuit topologies. Component variation caused by imperfect fabrication causes the same divergence of output sequences as does varying...

Dornbusch, Andrew Wesley

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weak multiplicativity for random quantum channels  

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It is known that random quantum channels exhibit significant violations of multiplicativity of maximum output p-norms for any p>1. In this work, we show that a weaker variant of multiplicativity nevertheless holds for these channels. For any constant p>1, given a random quantum channel N (i.e. a channel whose Stinespring representation corresponds to a random subspace S), we show that with high probability the maximum output p-norm of n copies of N decays exponentially with n. The proof is based on relaxing the maximum output infinity-norm of N to the operator norm of the partial transpose of the projector onto S, then calculating upper bounds on this quantity using ideas from random matrix theory.

Montanaro, Ashley

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Random Walks and Electrical Networks Electrical Network  

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Feb 4, 2008 ... Random Walks and Electrical Networks. Hitting Probabilities and Voltage. Voltage. Connect a 1V battery to nodes a and b. ix,y is the current...

Jonathon Peterson

2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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RNG: A Practitioner's Overview Random Number Generation  

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RNG: A Practitioner's Overview Random Number Generation A Practitioner's Overview Prof. Michael and Monte Carlo Methods Pseudorandom number generation Types of pseudorandom numbers Properties of these pseudorandom numbers Parallelization of pseudorandom number generators New directions for SPRNG Quasirandom

Mascagni, Michael

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Enhanced vibration energy harvesting using dual-mass systems Xiudong Tang, Lei Zuo n  

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of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA a r t i c l eEnhanced vibration energy harvesting using dual-mass systems Xiudong Tang, Lei Zuo n Department-mass vibration energy harvester, where two masses are connected in series with the energy transducer and spring

Zuo, Lei

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ICSV21, Beijing, China, 13-17 July 2014 1 International Congress on Sound and Vibration  

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ICSV21, Beijing, China, 13-17 July 2014 1 The 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration 13 on spherical har- #12;21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV21), Beijing, China, 13-17 July-17 July, 2014, Beijing/China EFFECT OF SPATIAL SAMPLING APPROACHES ON VIRTUAL HIGH ORDER AMBISONICS

Reiss, Josh

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Control of Drilling Vibrations: A Time-Delay System-Based Approach  

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Control of Drilling Vibrations: A Time-Delay System-Based Approach Islam Boussaada , Arben Cela and torsional vibrations occurring along a rotary oilwell drilling system. This work completes a previous author of a rotary drilling system with a drag bit, using a model that takes into consideration the axial

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ESTIMATING DAMPING PARAMETERS IN MULTI-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM VIBRATION SYSTEMS BY BALANCING ENERGY0  

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ESTIMATING DAMPING PARAMETERS IN MULTI-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM VIBRATION SYSTEMS BY BALANCING ENERGY0 B is outlined, involving a balance of dissipated and supplied energies over a cycle of pe- riodic vibration a damping estimation method based on the balance of energy. The idea is to compute the energy input per

Feeny, Brian

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Micro-meter Crack Response to Rock Blast Vibrations, Wind Gusts & Weather Effects  

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Micro-meter Crack Response to Rock Blast Vibrations, Wind Gusts & Weather Effects C. H. Dowding,1 effects. These measurements substantiate the conservancy of the 12.5 mm/s (0.5 in./s) blasting vibration blasting. Measurements in this case study now extend weather effects to include wind. While it has been

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Semilinear response for the heating rate of cold atoms in vibrating traps  

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OFFPRINT Semilinear response for the heating rate of cold atoms in vibrating traps A. Stotland, D;Europhysics Letters (EPL) has a new online home at www.epljournal.org Take a look for the latest journal news.epljournal.org doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/86/10004 Semilinear response for the heating rate of cold atoms in vibrating

Cohen, Doron

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Vibrational spectra of N2: An advanced undergraduate laboratory in atomic and molecular spectroscopy  

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an advanced laboratory course focused on spectroscopy of atoms and molecules, for a diverse and solid#12;Vibrational spectra of N2: An advanced undergraduate laboratory in atomic and molecular to demonstrate molecular spectroscopy by measuring the vibrational energy spacing of nitrogen molecules

Bayram, S. Burçin

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Journal of Sound and Vibration 298 (2006) 108131 Elastic wave radiation from a high frequency  

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JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION Journal of Sound and Vibration 298 (2006) 108­131 Elastic wave. Introduction Problems concerning the propagation, refraction and diffraction of waves are the subject method to detect defects is to analyse the scattering of the elastic waves generated by ultrasonic

Abrahams, I. David

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Abstract--This paper presents ambient mechanical vibrations as an alternative source for energy harvesting, especially  

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Abstract--This paper presents ambient mechanical vibrations as an alternative source for energy harvesting, especially beneficial where alternatives such as light, wind, biomass and thermal energy are limited, e.g., powering underground sensors. Transduction of ambient kinetic energy, e.g., the vibrations

Kumar, Ratnesh

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The Effect of Surface Wave Propagation on Neural Responses to Vibration in Primate Glabrous Skin  

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The Effect of Surface Wave Propagation on Neural Responses to Vibration in Primate Glabrous Skin preserved as it travels across the skin. Our results suggest, then, that the propagation of surface waves of Surface Wave Propagation on Neural Responses to Vibration in Primate Glabrous Skin. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31203

Elias, Damian Octavio

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A digital vibrating magnetic gyrometer using a control motor DSP TMS320F243  

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A digital vibrating magnetic gyrometer using a control motor DSP TMS320F243 G. Baudoin(1) , O processing system to control a vibrating magnetic gyrometer (VMG). This low cost angular speed sensor has to the limitations of analog systems (temperature drift, noise, bias). A digital control and signal processing system

Baudoin, Geneviève

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Stresa, Italy, 25-27 April 2007 STEP-UP CONVERTER FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC VIBRATIONAL ENERGY  

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micro-machined vibration based power generator with diode based voltage multiplier (VM) circuits which the piezoceramic composite beam coupled with a flyback converter circuit and also derived the equivalent circuits and the EM vibration harvesting device. The measured and calculated results of the VM circuits for the

Boyer, Edmond

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Continuum modelling of piezoelectromechanical truss beams: an application to vibration damping  

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are connected to the electrical line so that their equivalent circuits are to be regarded as part of the modularContinuum modelling of piezoelectromechanical truss beams: an application to vibration damping F modular truss beam, electric transmission line, piezoelectromechanical coupling, vibration control 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Sensor-less Vibration Suppression and Scan Compensation for Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioners  

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) (b) Fig. 2. (a) Charge driven tube scanner. (b) Voltage equivalent circuit. introduces two simple nonSensor-less Vibration Suppression and Scan Compensation for Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioners-fabrication. Much research has proceeded with the aim of reducing hysteresis and vibration, the foremost problems

Fleming, Andrew J.

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Vibration Analysis of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blade , S.Tullis 2  

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Vibration Analysis of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blade K. Mc Laren 1 , S.Tullis 2 and S.Ziada 3 1 vibration source of a small-scale vertical axis wind turbine currently undergoing field-testing. The turbine at a blade-tip speed ratio (the ratio of the blade rotational velocity to the ambient wind velocity) of 1

Tullis, Stephen

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ACTIVE CONTROL OF FLOW SEPARATION AND STRUCTURAL VIBRATIONS OF WIND TURBINE BLADES  

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ACTIVE CONTROL OF FLOW SEPARATION AND STRUCTURAL VIBRATIONS OF WIND TURBINE BLADES Sponsor: Ney actuators embedded inside the wind turbine blade to provide an efficient, rapid and compact means to alter the ability to shed excess wind loads off the blade. 3. Reduce vibration in the turbine blades by selectively

Salama, Khaled

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Two algorithms for the sorting of unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train  

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Two algorithms for the sorting of unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train in particular. To facilitate this, two algorithms have been constructed with the aim of sorting unknown train vibration signals into freight and passenger train categories so that they can be further analysed. 307

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www.elsevier.com/locate/jsvi Journal of Sound and Vibration ] (  

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at a reduced weight and cost when compared to present passive vibration damping systems. ECBs used of aerospace electronic systems. This includes bulky mounting fixtures, reinforcing ribs, and passive vibration to 10­15%. Also, the space required to house and mount the electronics would be significantly reduced

Huston, Dryver R.

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Terahertz vibration-rotation-tunneling spectroscopy of the water tetramer-d8: Combined analysis of vibrational bands at 4.1 and 2.0 THz  

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Terahertz vibration-rotation-tunneling spectroscopy of the water tetramer-d8: Combined analysis of vibrational bands at 4.1 and 2.0 THz Wei Lin,a Jia-Xiang Han,b Lynelle K. Takahashi, Heather A. Harker,c Frank in the global fit of the water trimer. The detailed understanding of the water tetramer evolving from this work

Cohen, Ronald C.

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activity monitor randomized: Topics by E-print Network  

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restricted randomization procedures and then apply this technique to approximate the joint distribution of sequentially computed conditional randomization tests. We also...

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Seismic vibration analysis of fluid-structure interaction in LMFBR piping systems  

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This paper is a basic study on the vibrational characteristics of an LMFBR piping system containing liquid sodium under one-dimensional seismic excitation. Using Z-shaped piping, the authors formulate coupled equations for the pipe's bending vibration and pressure wave, and transform them into two-degree-of-freedom vibration equations for the first modes of the piping vibration and pressure wave. A numerical study using the vibration model shows that: 1) the coupling effect appears between piping acceleration and liquid pressure for a piping configuration having a natural frequency ratio ..nu.. = about 0.5 to 2.0; 2) the magnitude of seismically induced pressure reaches 0.7 kPa to 1 kPa per gal; and 3) the dead-mass model of liquid gives a nonconservative response depending on the pipe's geometrical configuration, compared to that from the pressure-wave-piping-interaction model.

Hara, F.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment and Protostellar Evolution  

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Even today in our Galaxy, stars form from gas cores in a variety of environments, which may affect the properties of resulting star and planetary systems. Here we study the role of pressure, parameterized via ambient clump mass surface density, on protostellar evolution and appearance, focussing on low-mass, Sun-like stars and considering a range of conditions from relatively low pressure filaments in Taurus, to intermediate pressures of cluster-forming clumps like the Orion Nebula Cluster (ONC), to very high pressures that may be found in the densest Infrared Dark Clouds (IRDCs) or in the Galactic Center (GC). We present unified analytic and numerical models for collapse of prestellar cores, accretion disks, protostellar evolution and bipolar outflows, coupled to radiative transfer (RT) calculations and a simple astrochemical model to predict CO gas phase abundances. Prestellar cores in high pressure environments are smaller and denser and thus collapse with higher accretion rates and efficiencies, resulting...

Zhang, Yichen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Use of Non-Additive Entropy to Determine the Presence of Vibrations in the Videos of JET Cameras  

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On the Use of Non-Additive Entropy to Determine the Presence of Vibrations in the Videos of JET Cameras

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The average number of distinct sites visited by a random walker on random graphs  

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We study the linear large $n$ behavior of the average number of distinct sites $S(n)$ visited by a random walker after $n$ steps on a large random graph. An expression for the graph topology dependent prefactor $B$ in $S(n) = Bn$ is proposed. We use generating function techniques to relate this prefactor to the graph adjacency matrix and then devise message-passing equations to calculate its value. Numerical simulations are performed to evaluate the agreement between the message passing predictions and random walk simulations on random graphs. Scaling with system size and average graph connectivity are also analysed.

De Bacco, Caterina; Sollich, Peter

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Studies on Dynamic Vibration Absorber using Shape Memory Alloy (NiTi) Springs  

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Shape memory alloy (SMA) springs have been used as actuators in many applications although their use in the vibration control area is very recent. Since shape memory alloys differ from conventional alloy materials in many ways, the traditional design approach for springs is not completely suitable for designing SMA springs. Some vibration control concepts utilizing unique characteristics of SMA's will be presented in this paper.A dynamic vibration absorber (DVA) using shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator is developed for attenuation of vibration in a cantilever beam. The design procedure of the DVA is presented. The system consists of a cantilever beam which is considered to generate the real-time vibration using shaker. A SMA spring is used with a mass attached to its end. The stiffness of the SMA spring is dynamically varied in such a way to attenuate the vibration. Both simulation and experimentation are carried out using PID controller. The experiments were carried out by interfacing the experimental setup with a computer using LabVIEW software, Data acquisition and control are implemented using a PCI data acquisition card. Standard PID controllers have been used to control the vibration of the beam. Experimental results are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the controllers designed and the usefulness of the proposed test platform by exciting the structure at resonance. In experimental setup, an accelerometer is used to measure the vibration which is fed to computer and correspondingly the SMA spring is actuated to change its stiffness to control the vibration. The results obtained illustrate that the developed DVA using SMA actuator is very effective in reducing structural response and have great potential to be an active vibration control medium.

Kumar, V. Raj; Kumar, M. B. Bharathi Raj; Kumar, M. Senthil [Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (India)

2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Galaxy Evolution and Environment  

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The properties of galaxies are strongly correlated with their environment, with red galaxies dominating galaxy clusters and blue galaxies dominating the general field. However, not all field galaxies are young: studies of the colors, line strengths, and M/L ratios of massive early-type galaxies at 0environment. There is good evidence that the growth of these galaxies does continue longer in the field than in clusters, via (nearly) dissipationless mergers of already old galaxies. These results are consistent with predictions of recent galaxy formation models, which incorporate AGN feedback to suppress star formation in the most massive halos. Systematic studies of the relation of galaxies with their environment beyond z=1 are difficult, and still somewhat contradictory. Intriguingly both the DEEP2 and VVDS surveys find that the color-density relation disappears at z~1.3, unfortunately just at the point where both surveys become highly incomplete. On the other hand, clustering studies at z~2.5 have shown that red galaxies cluster more strongly than blue galaxies, implying that the color-density relation was already in place at that redshift.

Pieter van Dokkum; Ryan Quadri

2007-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Elasticity and Soft Glassy Rheology of a Smectic in a Random Porous Environment  

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We report studies of the frequency dependent shear modulus, $G^*(\\omega)=G'(\\omega)+iG''(\\omega)$, of the liquid crystal octylcyanobiphenyl (8CB) confined in a colloidal aerosil gel. With the onset of smectic order, $G'$ grows approximately linearly with decreasing temperature, reaching values that exceed by more than three orders of magnitude the values for pure 8CB. The modulus at low temperatures possesses a power-law component, $G^*(\\omega) \\sim \\omega^\\alpha$, with exponent $\\alpha$ that approaches zero with increasing gel density. The amplitude of $G'$ and its variation with temperature and gel density indicate that the low temperature response is dominated by a dense population of defects in the smectic. In contrast, when the 8CB is isotropic or nematic, the modulus is controlled by the elastic behavior of the colloidal gel.

Ranjini Bandyopadhyay; Dennis Liang; Ralph H. Colby; James L. Harden; Robert L. Leheny

2005-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Math 151 -Fall 2007 -Project #5 The Leslie Population Model in a Random Environment  

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individuals present then. Suppose that the population projection matrix is: P = 0 .5 0 1. 0 q F 0 0 in this range. Making use of the Matlab code in the file ranleslie.m, do the following: Calculate your value and standard deviations computed in (a) and (b), as well as by providing a graph of these results. Compose

Gross, Louis J.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic random environment Sample Search...  

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of - School of GeoSciences, Edinburgh Anisotropy Project Collection: Geosciences 74 Using Micro-Genetic Algorithms to Improve Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Summary: over...

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USED FUEL RAIL SHOCK AND VIBRATION TESTING OPTIONS ANALYSIS  

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The objective of the rail shock and vibration tests is to complete the framework needed to quantify loads of fuel assembly components that are necessary to guide materials research and establish a technical basis for review organizations such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). A significant body of experimental and numerical modeling data exists to quantify loads and failure limits applicable to normal conditions of transport (NCT) rail transport, but the data are based on assumptions that can only be verified through experimental testing. The test options presented in this report represent possible paths for acquiring the data that are needed to confirm the assumptions of previous work, validate modeling methods that will be needed for evaluating transported fuel on a case-by-case basis, and inform material test campaigns on the anticipated range of fuel loading. The ultimate goal of this testing is to close all of the existing knowledge gaps related to the loading of used fuel under NCT conditions and inform the experiments and analysis program on specific endpoints for their research. The options include tests that would use an actual railcar, surrogate assemblies, and real or simulated rail transportation casks. The railcar carrying the cradle, cask, and surrogate fuel assembly payload would be moved in a train operating over rail track modified or selected to impart shock and vibration forces that occur during normal rail transportation. Computer modeling would be used to help design surrogates that may be needed for a rail cask, a casks internal basket, and a transport cradle. The objective of the design of surrogate components would be to provide a test platform that effectively simulates responses to rail shock and vibration loads that would be exhibited by state-of-the-art rail cask, basket, and/or cradle structures. The computer models would also be used to help determine the placement of instrumentation (accelerometers and strain gauges) on the surrogate fuel assemblies, cask and cradle structures, and the railcar so that forces and deflections that would result in the greatest potential for damage to high burnup and long-cooled UNF can be determined. For purposes of this report we consider testing on controlled track when we have control of the track and speed to facilitate modeling.

Ross, Steven B.; Best, Ralph E.; Klymyshyn, Nicholas A.; Jensen, Philip J.; Maheras, Steven J.

2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH-VOLTAGE LOW POWER ANALOGUE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION FOR ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURES OF CAPACITIVE VIBRATION ENERGY  

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VIBRATION ENERGY HARVESTERS R. Khalil1* , A. Dudka1 , D. Galayko1 , P. Basset2 1 University Paris 6, LIP6 harvester for vibration energy. A smart energy management in the harvester is needed to achieve an optimal conversion of the vibration energy. This block is achieved with a successive approximation analogue

Boyer, Edmond

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Quantum Wavepacket Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics: An Approach for Computing Dynamically Averaged Vibrational Spectra Including Critical Nuclear Quantum Effects  

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Vibrational Spectra Including Critical Nuclear Quantum Effects Isaiah Sumner and Srinivasan S. Iyengar to study vibrational spectroscopy in clusters inclusive of critical nuclear quantum effects. This approach the vibrational density of states of [Cl-H-Cl]- , inclusive of critical quantum nuclear effects, and our results

Iyengar, Srinivasan S.

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Friction-induced vibration of a lubricated mechanical system J-J. Sinou*, J. Cayer-Barrioz and H. Berro  

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1 Friction-induced vibration of a lubricated mechanical system J-J. Sinou*, J. Cayer-Barrioz and H that incorporates realistic laws of local friction issued from previous experimental results. The objective or by themselves, such as friction-induced vibrations. In all cases, these vibrations are hardly controllable

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Stresa, Italy, 26-28 April 2006 DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A MICRO ELECTROSTATIC VIBRATION-TO-  

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], radioisotope [4] and ambient heat [5], is attracting many recent interests as the self-sustainable power source. The vibration spectra of several household appliances were measured. A typical vibration source has a peak of the discharge process become constant, as shown in Fig. 4. Figure 1 Typical vibration spectrum of a household

Boyer, Edmond

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Contraindications and Potential Dangers of the Use of Vibration as a Treatment for Osteoporosis and other Musculoskeletal Diseases  

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Contraindications and Potential Dangers of the Use of Vibration as a Treatment for Osteoporosis and perhaps curb osteoporosis. Just because some vibration may be beneficial, however, does not mean that a lot is better. Before considering vibration as an avenue of intervention for osteoporosis

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Random selection as a confidence building tool  

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Any verification measurement performed on potentially classified nuclear material must satisfy two seemingly contradictory constraints. First and foremost, no classified information can be released. At the same time, the monitoring party must have confidence in the veracity of the measurement. The first concern can be addressed by performing the measurements within the host facility using instruments under the host's control. Because the data output in this measurement scenario is also under host control, it is difficult for the monitoring party to have confidence in that data. One technique for addressing this difficulty is random selection. The concept of random selection can be thought of as four steps: (1) The host presents several 'identical' copies of a component or system to the monitor. (2) One (or more) of these copies is randomly chosen by the monitors for use in the measurement system. (3) Similarly, one or more is randomly chosen to be validated further at a later date in a monitor-controlled facility. (4) Because the two components or systems are identical, validation of the 'validation copy' is equivalent to validation of the measurement system. This procedure sounds straightforward, but effective application may be quite difficult. Although random selection is often viewed as a panacea for confidence building, the amount of confidence generated depends on the monitor's continuity of knowledge for both validation and measurement systems. In this presentation, we will discuss the random selection technique, as well as where and how this technique might be applied to generate maximum confidence. In addition, we will discuss the role of modular measurement-system design in facilitating random selection and describe a simple modular measurement system incorporating six small {sup 3}He neutron detectors and a single high-purity germanium gamma detector.

Macarthur, Duncan W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hauck, Danielle [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Langner, Diana [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thron, Jonathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Smith, Morag [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Richard [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the randomness of Directed Acyclic Networks  

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The feed-forward relationship naturally observed in time-dependent processes and in a diverse number of real systems -such as some food-webs and electronic and neural wiring- can be described in terms of so-called directed acyclic graphs (DAGs). An important ingredient of the analysis of such networks is a proper comparison of their observed architecture against an ensemble of randomized graphs, thereby quantifying the {\\em randomness} of the real systems with respect to suitable null models. This approximation is particularly relevant when the finite size and/or large connectivity of real systems make inadequate a comparison with the predictions obtained from the so-called {\\em configuration model}. In this paper we analyze four methods of DAG randomization as defined by the desired combination of topological invariants (directed and undirected degree sequence and component distributions) aimed to be preserved. A highly ordered DAG, called \\textit{snake}-graph and a Erd\\:os-R\\'enyi DAG were used to validate the performance of the algorithms. Finally, three real case studies, namely, the \\textit{C. elegans} cell lineage network, a PhD student-advisor network and the Milgram's citation network were analyzed using each randomization method. Results show how the interpretation of degree-degree relations in DAGs respect to their randomized ensembles depend on the topological invariants imposed. In general, real DAGs provide disordered values, lower than the expected by chance when the directedness of the links is not preserved in the randomization process. Conversely, if the direction of the links is conserved throughout the randomization process, disorder indicators are close to the obtained from the null-model ensemble, although some deviations are observed.

Joaqun Goi; Bernat Corominas-Murtra; Ricard V. Sol; Carlos Rodrguez-Caso

2010-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecology and environment What ecology and environment course is  

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Ecology and environment Essentials What ecology and environment course is there? Ecology 01273 876787 Why ecology and environment at Sussex? · You will be taught by lecturers who are leaders in research, with a broad range of experience and expertise including plant, bird and insect ecology, climate

Sussex, University of

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Particle vibrational coupling in covariant density functional theory  

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A consistent combination of covariant density functional theory (CDFT) and Landau-Migdal Theory of Finite Fermi Systems (TFFS) is presented. Both methods are in principle exact, but Landau-Migdal theory cannot describe ground state properties and density functional theory does not take into account the energy dependence of the self-energy and therefore fails to yield proper single-% particle spectra as well as the coupling to complex configurations in the width of giant resonances. Starting from an energy functional, phonons and their vertices are calculated without any further parameters. They form the basis of particle-vibrational coupling leading to an energy dependence of the self-energy and an induced energy-dependent interaction in the response equation. A subtraction procedure avoids double counting. Applications in doubly magic nuclei and in a chain of superfluid nuclei show excellent agreement with experimental data.

P. Ring; E. Litvinova

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging Nonequilibrium Atomic Vibrations with X-ray Diffuse Scattering  

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We use picosecond x-ray diffuse scattering to image the nonequilibrium vibrations of the lattice following ultrafast laser excitation. We present images of nonequilibrium phonons in InP and InSb throughout the Brillouin-zone which remain out of equilibrium up to nanoseconds. The results are analyzed using a Born model that helps identify the phonon branches contributing to the observed features in the time-resolved diffuse scattering. In InP this analysis shows a delayed increase in the transverse acoustic (TA) phonon population along high-symmetry directions accompanied by a decrease in the longitudinal acoustic (LA) phonons. In InSb the increase in TA phonon population is less directional.

Trigo, M.; Chen, J.; Vishwanath, V.H.; /SLAC; Sheu, Y.M.; /Michigan U.; Graber, T.; Henning, R.; /U. Chicago; Reis, D; /SLAC /Stanford U., Appl. Phys. Dept.; ,

2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration-based energy harvesting with stacked piezoelectrets  

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Vibration-based energy harvesters with multi-layer piezoelectrets (ferroelectrets) are presented. Using a simple setup with nine layers and a seismic mass of 8?g, it is possible to generate a power up to 1.3?W at 140?Hz with an input acceleration of 1g. With better coupling between seismic mass and piezoelectret, and thus reduced damping, the power output of a single-layer system is increased to 5?W at 700?Hz. Simulations indicate that for such improved setups with 10-layer stacks, utilizing seismic masses of 80?g, power levels of 0.1 to 1 mW can be expected below 100?Hz.

Pondrom, P., E-mail: ppondrom@nt.tu-darmstadt.de [Institute for Telecommunications Technology, Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Merckstr. 25, 64283 Darmstadt (Germany); System Reliability and Machine Acoustics SzM, Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Magdalenenstr. 4, 64289 Darmstadt (Germany); Hillenbrand, J.; Sessler, G. M. [Institute for Telecommunications Technology, Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Merckstr. 25, 64283 Darmstadt (Germany); Bs, J.; Melz, T. [System Reliability and Machine Acoustics SzM, Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Magdalenenstr. 4, 64289 Darmstadt (Germany)

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemometrics applied to vibrational spectroscopy: overview, challenges and pitfalls  

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Chemometric multivariate calibration methods are rapidly impacting quantitative infrared spectroscopy in many positive ways. The combination of vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics has been used by industry for quality control and process monitoring. The growth of these methods has been phenomenal in the past decade. Yet, as with any new technology, there are growing pains. The methods are so powerful at finding correlations in the data, that when used without great care they can readily yield results that are not valid for the analysis of future unknown samples. In this paper, the power of the multivariate calibration methods is discussed while pointing out common pitfalls and some remaining challenges that may slow the implementation of chemometrics in research and industry.

Haaland, D.M.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Nature of the Frequency Shift of Hydrogen Valence Vibrations  

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The physical nature of a frequency shift of hydrogen valence vibrations in a water molecule due to its interaction with neighbor molecules has been studied. Electrostatic forces connected with the multipole moments of molecules are supposed to give a dominating contribution to the intermolecular interaction. The frequency shift was calculated in the case where two neighbor molecules form a dimer. The obtained result is in qualitative agreement with the frequency shifts observed for water vapor, hexagonal ice, and liquid water, as well as for aqueous solutions of alcohols. This fact testifies to the electrostatic nature of H-bonds used to describe both the specific features of the intermolecular interaction in water and the macroscopic properties of the latter.

Zhyganiuk, I V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Painting in a sonic environment  

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The thesis explores how painting is affected by its sonic environment. The research stems from an artistic response to noise in the environment and how this can be explored through artistic practice. The boundaries of ...

Greated, Marianne

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

385

Guest Editors' Introduction: Hostile Environments  

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Pervasive computing technology can save lives by both eliminating the need for humans to work in hostile environments and supporting them when they do. In general, environments that are hazardous to humans are hard on ...

Lukowicz, Paul

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RENEWAL THEOREMS FOR RANDOM WALKS IN RANDOM SCENERY NADINE GUILLOTIN-PLANTARD AND FRANOISE PNE  

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RENEWAL THEOREMS FOR RANDOM WALKS IN RANDOM SCENERY NADINE GUILLOTIN-PLANTARD AND FRAN?OISE P?NE)n is recurrent) where h is some complex-valued function defined on R or Z. 1. Introduction Renewal theorems variables, renewal theorems were proved by Erdös, Feller and Pollard [11], Blackwell [1, 2], Breiman [6

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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LARGE DEVIATIONS FOR THE LOCAL TIMES OF A RANDOM WALK AMONG RANDOM CONDUCTANCES  

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.1) This operator is symmetric and generates the continuous-time random walk (X t ) t#[0,#) in Z d , the random walk AND TILMAN WOLFF In some recent publications (see, e.g., [BD10]), the above walk is called variable-speed times of the walk. The speed and the rate function of our principle are explicit in terms of the lower

König, Wolfgang

388

Environment Induced Time Arrow  

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The spread of the time arrows from the environment to an observed subsystem is followed within a harmonic model. A similarity is pointed out between irreversibility and a phase with spontaneously broken symmetry. The causal structure of interaction might be lost in the irreversible case, as well. The Closed Time Path formalism is developed for classical systems and shown to handle the time arrow problem in a clear and flexible manner. The quantum case is considered, as well, and the common origin of irreversibility and decoherence is pointed out.

Janos Polonyi

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment assisted electron capture  

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Electron capture by {\\it isolated} atoms and ions proceeds by photorecombination. In this process a species captures a free electron by emitting a photon which carries away the excess energy. It is shown here that in the presence of an {\\it environment} a competing non-radiative electron capture process can take place due to long range electron correlation. In this interatomic (intermolecular) process the excess energy is transferred to neighboring species. The asymptotic expression for the cross section of this process is derived. We demonstrate by explicit examples that under realizable conditions the cross section of this interatomic process can clearly dominate that of photorecombination.

Kirill Gokhberg; Lorenz S. Cederbaum

2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment Feature Stories  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation Desert Southwest Region service area. TheEPSCI Home It isGas SeparationsRelevantEnvironment

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BLASTING VIBRATIONS CONTROL: THE SHORTCOMINGS OF TRADITIONAL METHODS.  

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the seventies. INERIS has collected data from about 900 blasts in 2 quarries and 3 open pit mines. These data to advise field managers and environment inspectors. Data from about 900 open pit blasts in 2 quarries and 3

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Non-invertible transformations and spatiotemporal randomness  

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We generalize the exact solution to the Bernoulli shift map. Under certain conditions, the generalized functions can produce unpredictable dynamics. We use the properties of the generalized functions to show that certain dynamical systems can generate random dynamics. For instance, the chaotic Chua's circuit coupled to a circuit with a non-invertible I-V characteristic can generate unpredictable dynamics. In general, a nonperiodic time-series with truncated exponential behavior can be converted into unpredictable dynamics using non-invertible transformations. Using a new theoretical framework for chaos and randomness, we investigate some classes of coupled map lattices. We show that, in some cases, these systems can produce completely unpredictable dynamics. In a similar fashion, we explain why some wellknown spatiotemporal systems have been found to produce very complex dynamics in numerical simulations. We discuss real physical systems that can generate random dynamics.

J. A. Gonzalez; A. J. Moreno; L. E. Guerrero

2006-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum random-walk search algorithm  

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Quantum random walks on graphs have been shown to display many interesting properties, including exponentially fast hitting times when compared with their classical counterparts. However, it is still unclear how to use these novel properties to gain an algorithmic speedup over classical algorithms. In this paper, we present a quantum search algorithm based on the quantum random-walk architecture that provides such a speedup. It will be shown that this algorithm performs an oracle search on a database of N items with O({radical}(N)) calls to the oracle, yielding a speedup similar to other quantum search algorithms. It appears that the quantum random-walk formulation has considerable flexibility, presenting interesting opportunities for development of other, possibly novel quantum algorithms.

Shenvi, Neil; Whaley, K. Birgitta [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Kempe, Julia [Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Computer Science Division, EECS, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); CNRS-LRI, UMR 8623, Universite de Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France)

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient broadcast on random geometric graphs  

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A Randon Geometric Graph (RGG) is constructed by distributing n nodes uniformly at random in the unit square and connecting two nodes if their Euclidean distance is at most r, for some prescribed r. They analyze the following randomized broadcast algorithm on RGGs. At the beginning, there is only one informed node. Then in each round, each informed node chooses a neighbor uniformly at random and informs it. They prove that this algorithm informs every node in the largest component of a RGG in {Omicron}({radical}n/r) rounds with high probability. This holds for any value of r larger than the critical value for the emergence of a giant component. In particular, the result implies that the diameter of the giant component is {Theta}({radical}n/r).

Bradonjic, Milan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Elsasser, Robert [UNIV OF PADERBORN; Friedrich, Tobias [INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER SCI.; Sauerwald, Thomas [INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER SCI.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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School of Environment and Sustainability  

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School of Environment and Sustainability Room 323, Kirk Hall 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 Telephone: (306) 966-1985 E-mail: sens.info@usask.ca Master of Environment and Sustainability (MES) Opportunity Sustainability Science in the Delta Dialogue Network The School of Environment and Sustainability

Saskatchewan, University of

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Thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet with quantum effects  

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The thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet is investigated by using a rectangular nonlocal elastic plate model with quantum effects taken into account when the law of energy equipartition is unreliable. The relation between the temperature and the Root of Mean Squared (RMS) amplitude of vibration at any point of the rectangular single-layered graphene sheet in simply supported case is derived first from the rectangular nonlocal elastic plate model with the strain gradient of the second order taken into consideration so as to characterize the effect of microstructure of the graphene sheet. Then, the RMS amplitude of thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet simply supported on an elastic foundation is derived. The study shows that the RMS amplitude of the rectangular single-layered graphene sheet predicted from the quantum theory is lower than that predicted from the law of energy equipartition. The maximal relative difference of RMS amplitude of thermal vibration appears at the sheet corners. The microstructure of the graphene sheet has a little effect on the thermal vibrations of lower modes, but exhibits an obvious effect on the thermal vibrations of higher modes. The quantum effect is more important for the thermal vibration of higher modes in the case of smaller sides and lower temperature. The relative difference of maximal RMS amplitude of thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet decreases monotonically with an increase of temperature. The absolute difference of maximal RMS amplitude of thermal vibration of a rectangular single-layered graphene sheet increases slowly with the rising of Winkler foundation modulus.

Wang, Lifeng, E-mail: walfe@nuaa.edu.cn; Hu, Haiyan [State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 210016 Nanjing (China)

2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

397

Modified discrete random walk with absorption  

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We obtain expected number of arrivals, probability of arrival, absorption probabilities and expected time before absorption for a modified discrete random walk on the (sub)set of integers. In a [pqrs] random walk the particle can move one step forward or backward, stay for a moment in the same state or it can be absorbed immediately in the current state. M[pqrs] is a modified version, where probabilities on both sides of a multiple function barrier M are of different [pqrs] type.

Theo van Uem

2009-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

398

Potential Effect of Interfacial Bonding on Used Nuclear Fuel Vibration Reliability  

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This summary abstract describes the methodology used to evaluate the effect of pellet pellet and pellet clad interactions with consideration of the interfacial bonding efficiency on UNF vibration integrity. This methodology provides a solid roadmap for further protocol development with respect to effective lifetime prediction of a UNF system under normal transportation vibration. The proposed methodology that couples FEA simulations and experimental exploration efforts is also under development. The current methodology is focused on assessing the influence of interfacial bonding at the pellet pellet and the pellet clad interfaces on UNF vibration integrity. The FEA simulation results were also calibrated and benchmarked with the fatigue aging data obtained from reversible bending fatigue testing.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Jiang, Hao [ORNL; Wang, Hong [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Development of Design Criteria for Fluid Induced Structural Vibrations in Steam Generators and Heat Exchangers  

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Flow-induced vibration in heat exchangers has been a major cause of concern in the nuclear industry for several decades. Many incidents of failure of heat exchangers due to apparent flow-induced vibration have been reported through the USNRC incident reporting system. Almost all heat exchangers have to deal with this problem during their operation. The phenomenon has been studied since the 1970s and the database of experimental studies on flow-induced vibration is constantly updated with new findings and improved design criteria for heat exchangers.

Uvan Catton; Vijay K. Dhir; Deepanjan Mitra; Omar Alquaddoomi; Pierangelo Adinolfi

2004-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

400

The Effect of Graded Levels of Dietary Starch on Cecal Environment in Horses  

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Eight cecally fistulated geldings were used in a randomized 4 x 4 Latin square design to observe the effect varying levels of dietary starch had on cecal environment. The 4 treatment rations contained 2 g starch/kg BW (Diet 2), 4 g/kg BW (Diet 4), 6...

Wilson, Kristen L.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Method and apparatus for measuring surface movement of a solid object that is subjected to external vibrations  

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A system for non-destructively measuring an object and controlling industrial processes in response to the measurement is disclosed in which an impulse laser generates a plurality of sound waves over timed increments in an object. A polarizing interferometer is used to measure surface movement of the object caused by the sound waves and sensed by phase shifts in the signal beam. A photon multiplier senses the phase shift and develops an electrical signal. A signal conditioning arrangement modifies the electrical signals to generate an average signal correlated to the sound waves which in turn is correlated to a physical or metallurgical property of the object, such as temperature, which property may then be used to control the process. External, random vibrations of the workpiece are utilized to develop discernible signals which can be sensed in the interferometer by only one photon multiplier. In addition the interferometer includes an arrangement for optimizing its sensitivity so that movement attributed to various waves can be detected in opaque objects. The interferometer also includes a mechanism for sensing objects with rough surfaces which produce speckle light patterns. Finally the interferometer per se, with the addition of a second photon multiplier is capable of accurately recording beam length distance differences with only one reading. 38 figs.

Schultz, T.J.; Kotidis, P.A.; Woodroffe, J.A.; Rostler, P.S.

1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

402

Method and apparatus for measuring surface movement of a solid object that is subjected to external vibrations  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for non-destructively measuring an object and controlling industrial processes in response to the measurement is disclosed in which an impulse laser generates a plurality of sound waves over timed increments in an object. A polarizing interferometer is used to measure surface movement of the object caused by the sound waves and sensed by phase shifts in the signal beam. A photon multiplier senses the phase shift and develops an electrical signal. A signal conditioning arrangement modifies the electrical signals to generate an average signal correlated to the sound waves which in turn is correlated to a physical or metallurgical property of the object, such as temperature, which property may then be used to control the process. External, random vibrations of the workpiece are utilized to develop discernible signals which can be sensed in the interferometer by only one photon multiplier. In addition the interferometer includes an arrangement for optimizing its sensitivity so that movement attributed to various waves can be detected in opaque objects. The interferometer also includes a mechanism for sensing objects with rough surfaces which produce speckle light patterns. Finally the interferometer per se, with the addition of a second photon multiplier is capable of accurately recording beam length distance differences with only one reading.

Schultz, Thomas J. (Maumee, OH); Kotidis, Petros A. (Waban, MA); Woodroffe, Jaime A. (North Reading, MA); Rostler, Peter S. (Newton, MA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Derandomizing from Random Strings Harry Buhrman  

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Derandomizing from Random Strings Harry Buhrman CWI and University of Amsterdam buhrman c log n, R=c log n K , itself a strings of length nc , is complex enough to figure as a hard an alternative proof of the existence of an r.e. set A, due to Barzdin [4], such that for all time bounds t

Fortnow, Lance

404

Diffusive limit for the random Lorentz gas  

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We review some recent results concerning the derivation of the diffusion equation and the validation of Fick's law for the microscopic model given by the random Lorentz Gas. These results are achieved by using a linear kinetic equation as an intermediate level of description between our original mechanical system and the diffusion equation.

Alessia Nota

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

405

Randomization and the Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy  

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We study the Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy on the spatial domain $\\mathbb{T}^3$. By using an appropriate randomization of the Fourier coefficients in the collision operator, we prove an averaged form of the main estimate which is used in order to contract the Duhamel terms that occur in the study of the hierarchy. In the averaged estimate, we do not need to integrate in the time variable. An averaged spacetime estimate for this range of regularity exponents then follows as a direct corollary. The range of regularity exponents that we obtain is $\\alpha>\\frac{3}{4}$. It was shown in our previous joint work with Gressman that the range $\\alpha>1$ is sharp in the corresponding deterministic spacetime estimate. This is in contrast to the non-periodic setting, which was studied by Klainerman and Machedon, in which the spacetime estimate is known to hold whenever $\\alpha \\geq 1$. The goal of our paper is to extend the range of $\\alpha$ in this class of estimates in a \\emph{probabilistic sense}. We use the new estimate and the ideas from its proof in order to study randomized forms of the Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy. More precisely, we consider hierarchies similar to the Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy, but in which the collision operator has been randomized. For these hierarchies, we show convergence to zero in low regularity Sobolev spaces of Duhamel expansions of fixed deterministic density matrices. We believe that the study of the randomized collision operators could be the first step in the understanding of a nonlinear form of randomization.

Vedran Sohinger; Gigliola Staffilani

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

406

Are water simulation models consistent with steady-state and ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy experiments?  

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Are water simulation models consistent with steady-state and ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy, United States b Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States c Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, United States Received

Fayer, Michael D.

407

Spectroscopic investigation of the vibrational quasi-continuum arising from internal rotation of a methyl group  

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The goal of this project is to use spectroscopic techniques to investigate in detail phenomena involving the vibrational quasi-continuum in a simple physical system. Acetaldehyde was chosen for the study because: (i) methyl groups have been suggested to be important promotors of intramolecular vibrational relaxation, (ii) the internal rotation of a methyl group is an easily describle large-amplitude motion, which should retain its simple character even at high levels of excitation, and (iii) the aldehyde carbonyl group offers the possibility of both vibrational and electronic probing. The present investigation of the ground electronic state has three parts: (1) understanding the {open_quotes}isolated{close_quotes} internal-rotation motion below, at, and above the top of the torsional barrier, (2) understanding in detail traditional (bond stretching and bending) vibrational fundamental and overtone states, and (3) understanding interactions involving states with multiquantum excitations of at least one of these two kinds of motion.

Hougen, J.T. [NIST, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Effect of traveling waves on Vortex-Induced Vibration of long flexible cylinders  

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Offshore marine risers and pipelines, exposed to ocean currents, are susceptible to Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV). Accurate prediction of VIV is necessary for estimating the fatigue life as well as for taking corrective ...

Jaiswal, Vivek, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Vortex-induced vibration of flexible cylinders in time-varying flows  

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This thesis investigates two aspects of Vortex-Induced Vibrations (VIV) on long flexible cylinders. The work is split into a minor and major part. The minor part addresses the effect of Reynolds number on flexible cylinder ...

Resvanis, Themistocles L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Experimental Investigations of Vortex Induced Vibration of A Flat Plate in Pitch Oscillation  

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A bluff structure placed in a flowing fluid, may be subjected to vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). For a flat plate with only rotational degree of freedom, the VIV is rotational oscillation. Based on the experimental investigation, vortex...

Yang, Yi

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

411

Vortex-Induced Vibration of a slender horizontal cylinder in currents and waves  

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Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) is a concern when dealing with slender, flexible structural members of deepwater platforms. While much is known about the characteristics of VIV in uniform and sheared current flows, very little is known about...

Chitwood, James Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

412

Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS XIV)  

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Abstracts of presentations made at the Fourteenth International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS XIV) held May 9-14, 2009 in Meredith, New Hampshire. TRVS is a series of biennial conferences ...

Tokmakoff, Andrei

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

413

Microscopic derivation of nuclear rotation-vibration model, axially symmetric case  

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We derive from first principles the successful phenomenological hydrodynamic model of Bohr-Davydov-Faessler-Greiner for rotation-vibration motion of an axially symmetric deformed nucleus. The derivation is not limited to small oscillation amplitude, and provides microscopic expressions for the interaction operators among the rotation, vibration, and intrinsic motions, for the moment of inertia, vibration mass, and for the deformation variables. The method uses canonical transformations to collective co-ordinates, followed by a constrained variational method, with the associated constraints imposed on the wavefunction rather than on the particle co-ordinates. The approach yields three self-consistent, time-reversal invariant, cranking-type Schrodinger equations for the rotation-vibration and intrinsic motions, and a self-consistency equation. For deformed harmonic oscillator mean-field potentials, these equations are solved in closed forms for the energies, moments of inertia, quadrupole moments and transition...

Gulshani, Parviz

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

High-resolution infrared measurements on HSOH: Analysis of the OH fundamental vibrational mode  

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-wave spectroscopy on HSOH and H34 SOH [1]. The authors used flash vacuum pyrolysis of di-tert-butyl sulfoxide] identified five of six fundamental vibrational modes of matrix isolated HSOH formed by pyrolysis of di

Giesen, Thomas

415

Buckling and vibration of orthotropic plates with an internal line hinge  

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locations, and edge support conditions. In particular, buckling factors are determined for plates with modulus ratios of 1, 3, 10 and 25 using the classical plate theory and first order shear deformation theory. Vibration frequencies are obtained...

Gupta, Praveen R.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Temperature-dependent vibrational relaxation in polyatomic liquids: Picosecond infrared pump-probe experiments  

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stretching vibration (-1980 cm-`) of Cr(CO), and W(CO& dissolved in carbon tetrachloride (Ccl hexacarbonyl [W(CO),] and chromium hexacarbonyl [Cr(CO),] in two solvents, carbon tetrachloride (CC14

Fayer, Michael D.

417

Three Phase Erosion Testing and Vibration Analysis of an Electrical Submersible Pump  

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a crucial problem of slurry erosion which may affect life and cost significantly. The wear caused by slurry erosion may bring the issue such as unbalanced side loads, severe vibration and decreased pressure head. Eventually, this phenomenon will lead...

Zheng, Dezhi

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

418

Design of compliant mechanisms for attenuation of unidirectional vibrations in rotational systems  

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The purpose of this research was to generate the knowledge required to design compliant mechanisms that (1) attenuate undesired small-motion angular vibrations in rotational power transmission systems and (2) preserve the ...

Szczesny, Spencer E., 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

A Lyapunov Exponent Approach for Identifying Chaotic Behavior in a Finite Element Based Drillstring Vibration Model  

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The purpose of this work is to present a methodology to predict vibrations of drilllstrings for oil recovery service. The work extends a previous model of the drill collar between two stabilizers in the literature to include drill collar flexibility...

Mongkolcheep, Kathira

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

420

Usage of Friction-damped Braced Frames for Seismic Vibration Control  

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This study presents the results of experimental work that examines the functionality of friction-damped braced frames during seismic events. The simplicity and efficacy of this friction device as a means of passive vibration control suggest...

Fink, Brynnan 1992-

2012-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Vibration suppression of laminated composite plates using embedded smart material layers  

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In this study, a complete theoretical formulation of laminated composite plates with integrated smart material layers that serve as sensors and/or actuators is presented for the vibration suppression of laminated composite plates. The third...

Krishnan, Sivasubramaniam

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Vibration Suppression and Flywheel Energy Storage in a Drillstring Bottom-Hole-Assembly  

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, and environmental disposal. Extreme and harsh downhole conditions necessitate that the flywheel module withstands temperatures and pressures exceeding 300 ?F and 20 kpsi, respectively, as well as violent vibrations encountered during drilling. Moreover, the flywheel...

Saeed, Ahmed

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

423

Suitability of Shape Memory Alloys for vibration isolation with application to launch vehicle payloads  

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This work details an investigation into the suitability of Shape Memory Alloys for the task of vibration isolation based on the similarities between the Shape Memory Alloy pseudoelastic behavior and the softening response of isolators whose response...

Mayes, John Jeramy

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Vibration sensors utilizing fiber fabry-perot interferometers and permanent magnets  

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A unique set of vibration sensors was designed that incorporate the fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer (FFPI) and permanent magnets. Feasibility of the design and its advantages over traditional sensors were verified by experiments. The new sensors...

Conkey, Andrew P.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

425

Spectroscopic investigations of the vibrational potential energy surfaces in electronic ground and excited states  

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The vibrational potential energy surfaces in electronic ground and excited states of several ring molecules were investigated using several different spectroscopic methods, including far-infrared (IR), Raman, ultraviolet (UV) absorption...

Yang, Juan

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

426

Effects of Induced Acoustic Vibrations on Droplet Shedding on Hybrid Micro-structured Surfaces  

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. In an effort to circumvent the pinning effect, a vibration-induced droplet shedding method has been explored to overcome contact angle hysteresis and facilitate droplet shedding at lower rolling angles. To understand the effects of hybrid surface morphology...

Lai, Chen-Ling

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

427

Vibrational and Theoretical Investigations of Molecular Conformations and Intramolecular pi-Type Hydrogen Bonding  

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The molecular conformations, potential energy functions and vibrational spectra of several cyclic molecules have been investigated by ab initio and density functional theory calculations and by infrared and Raman spectroscopy. The ab initio...

Ocola, Esther

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

428

E-Print Network 3.0 - active vibration isolation Sample Search...  

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Control Conference... , June 30-July 2, 2004. 27. Lei Zuo and Samir Nayfeh, An Active-Passive Stage for Vibration Isolation... Engineering, March 2004. 29. Lei Zuo and Samir...

429

E-Print Network 3.0 - accurate vibrational levels Sample Search...  

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Frangais d'Acoustique 1990 TIRE-ROAD NOISE : AN ANALYSIS OF THE TIRE VIBRATIONS M.A. PALLAS I... Bron Cedex, France Rsum - Le bruit de contact pneuchausse, en partie li...

430

Evaluation of Transportation Vibration Associated with Relocation of Work in Process As Part of KCRIMS  

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During relocation of the Kansas City Plant (KCP) from the site at Bannister Road to the site at Botts Road, work in process (WIP) within a production department must be transported. This report recommends packaging to mitigate vibration levels experienced by products during between-facility transportation. Measurements and analysis demonstrate that this mitigation results in vibration levels less than those experienced by the product during routine production processes within potentially damaging frequency ranges.

Hartwig, Troy

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Dynamic failure prediction of cross-rolled beryllium sheets subjected to vibration loads  

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DYNAMIC FAILURE PREDICTION OF CROSS-ROLLED BERYLLIUM SHEETS SUBJECTED TO VIBRATION LOADS A Thesis OSCAR R. SERNA 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 1996 Major Subject; Civil Engineering DYNAMIC FAILURE PREDICTION OF CROSS-ROLLED BERYLLIUM SHEETS SUBJECTED TO VIBRATION LOADS A Thesis by OSCAR R. SERNA Submitted to Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment...

Serna, Oscar R.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Effect of age on vibration sensitivity and motor nerve conduction among females  

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EFFECT OF AGE ON VIBRATION SENSITIVITY AND MOTOR NERVE CONDUCTION AMONG FEMALES A Thesis by LES IA LA WON CRUMPTON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering EFFECT OF AGE ON VIBRATION SENS~ AND MOTOR NERVE CONDUCTION AlvIONG FEMALES A Thesis by LESIA LAWON CRUMPTON Approved as to style and content by: erome J. nglet (Chair...

Crumpton, Lesia LaWon

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

On the ro-vibrational energies for the lithium dimer; maximum-possible rotational levels  

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The Deng-Fan potential is used to discuss the reliability of the improved Greene-Aldrich approximation and the factorization recipe of Badawi et al.'s [17] for the central attractive/repulsive core. The factorization recipe is shown to be a more reliable approximation and is used to obtain the ro-vibrational energies for the lithium dimer. For each vibrational state only a limited number of the rotational levels are found to be supported by the lithium dimer.

Omar Mustafa

2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

434

On the ro-vibrational energies for the lithium dimer; maximum-possible rotational levels  

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The Deng-Fan potential is used to discuss the reliability of the improved Greene-Aldrich approximation and the factorization recipe of Badawi et al.'s [17] for the central attractive/repulsive core. The factorization recipe is shown to be a more reliable approximation and is used to obtain the ro-vibrational energies for the lithium dimer. For each vibrational state only a limited number of the rotational levels are found to be supported by the lithium dimer.

Omar Mustafa

2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

435

A comparative study of vibrational relaxation models for the aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicle flight regime  

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION MODELS FOR AEROASSISTED ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE FLIGHT REGIME A Thesis by DEREK SCOTI' GREEN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION MODELS FOR AEROASSISTED ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE FLIGHT REGIME A Thesis by DEREK SCOTT GREEN Approved...

Green, Derek Scott

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

A comparative study of vibrational relaxation and chemical reaction models for the Martian entry vehicle  

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION AND CHEMICAL REACTION MODELS FOR THE MARTIAN ENTRY VEHICLE A Thesis by RAJEEV KOTESHWAR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL RELAXATION AND CHEMICAL REACTION MODELS FOR THE MARTIAN ENTRY VEHICLE A Thesis by RAJEEV KOTESHWAR Approved as to style...

Koteshwar, Rajeev

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Vibrational analyses of 1,1'-diaziridinyl carbonyl and related molecules  

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, 1970 ABSTRACT VIBRATIONAL ANAI, YSES OF 1, 1'-DIAZII, I!3INYI CARBONXL AND RELATED MOLECULES (Decetnber, 1970) Harry Lee Spell, B. S. University of Southwest. em Louisiana; Directed by: Dr. Jaan Laane The infrared spectra (4000-30 cm ') and Ramar... spectra of several of these compounds were obtained at 77'K in addition to the room temperature scans. A complete assignment of the fundamental vibration frequencies of 1, 1'-diaziridinyl carbonyl has been made based on band positions, the Raman...

Spell, Harry Lee

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Analysis and experimental study of a plate-type hydraulic vibration damper for cryogenic rotating machinery  

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ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A PLATE-TYPE HYDRAULIC VIBRATION DAMPER FOR CRYOGENIC ROTATING MACHINERY A Thesis by EMMANUEL ANGUSTIA OLAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A PLATE-TYPE HYDRAULIC VIBRATION DAMPER FOR CRYOGENIC ROTATING MACHINERY A Thesis by EMMANUEL ANGUSTIA OLAN Approved...

Olan, Emmanuel Angustia

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Vibration responses of h-BN sheet to charge doping and external strain  

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Based on density functional theory and density functional perturbation theory calculations, we systematically investigate the vibration responses of h-BN sheet to charge doping and external strains. It is found that under hole doping, the phonon frequencies of the ZO and TO branches at different wave vector q shift linearly with different slopes. Under electron doping, although the phonon frequencies shift irregularly, the shifting values are different at different phonon wave vectors. Interestingly, we find that external strain can restrain the irregular vibration responses of h-BN sheet to electron doping. The critical factor is revealed to be the relative position of the nearly free electron and boron p{sub z} states of h-BN sheet. Under external strains, the vibration responses of h-BN sheet are also found to be highly dependent on the phonon branches. Different vibration modes at different q points are revealed to be responsible for the vibration responses of h-BN sheet to charge doping and external strain. Our results point out a new way to detect the doping or strain status of h-BN sheet by measuring the vibration frequencies at different wave vector.

Yang, Wei; Yang, Yu; Zheng, Fawei [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)] [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Zhang, Ping, E-mail: zhang-ping@iapcm.ac.cn [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China) [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084 (China)

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

440

Low frequency long duration blast vibrations and their effect on residential structures  

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A study was conducted at a coal mine in India which produces 10 million tonne of coal and 27 million cubic meter of overburden per annum. Detonation of 100 tonnes of explosives in a blasting round is a common practice of the mine. These large sized blasts often led to complaints from the nearby inhabitants regarding ground vibrations and their affects on their houses. Eighteen dragline blasts were conducted and their impacts on nearby structures were investigated. Extended seismic arrays were used to identify the vibration characteristics within a few tens of meters of the blasts and also as modified by the media at distances over 5 km. 10 to 12 seismographs were deployed in an array to gather the time histories of vibrations. A signature blast was conducted to know the fundamental frequency of the particular transmitting media between the blast face and the structures. The faster decay of high frequency components was observed. It was also observed that at distances of 5 km, the persistence of vibrations in the structures was substantially increased by more than 10 seconds. The proximity of the frequency of the ground vibration to the structure's fundamental frequencies produced the resonance in the structures. On the basis of the fundamental frequency of the structures, the delay interval was optimized, which resulted in lower amplitude and reduced persistence of vibration in the structures. 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Roy, M.P.; Sirveiya, A.K.; Singh, P.K. [Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad (India). Blasting Dept.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Couplings between dipole and quadrupole vibrations in tin isotopes  

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We study the couplings between collective vibrations such as the isovector giant dipole and isoscalar giant quadrupole resonances in tin isotopes in the framework of the time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory with a Skyrme energy density functional. These couplings are a source of anharmonicity in the multiphonon spectrum. In particular, the residual interaction is known to couple the isovector giant dipole resonance with the isoscalar giant quadrupole resonance built on top of it, inducing a nonlinear evolution of the quadrupole moment after a dipole boost. This coupling also affects the dipole motion in a nucleus with a static or dynamical deformation induced by a quadrupole constraint or boost respectively. Three methods associated with these different manifestations of the coupling are proposed to extract the corresponding matrix elements of the residual interaction. Numerical applications of the different methods to 132Sn are in good agreement with each other. Finally, several tin isotopes are considered to investigate the role of isospin and mass number on this coupling. A simple 1/A dependence of the residual matrix elements is found with no noticeable contribution from the isospin. This result is interpreted within the Goldhaber-Teller model.

Cdric Simenel; Philippe Chomaz

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

442

Chaotic vibration of a liquid-filled thin cylindrical shell  

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Recently, a large number of thin walled cylindrical tanks have been widely used, such as oil-storage tanks, and LMFBR primary components. To assess the safety of these systems against earthquakes, it is of great technical importance to clarify the fluid-coupled vibration characteristics of the systems subjected to certain kinds of dynamic loads. This paper describes an experimental study on the chaos of a partially liquid-filled cylindrical tank under horizontal excitation. The test cylinder with a mean radius of 170 mm was made of polyester film with a nominal thickness of 0.188 mm which was lap-joined along a longitudinal seam and bonded with an aluminum end plate along one edge. Shaking table tests were conducted in order to investigate the dynamic characteristics of the shell response. Several types of limit cycles were observed at lower accelerations, and the instability phenomenon, which jumped at some excitation frequencies, occurred for acceleration amplitudes above a critical value. Finally, at higher excitation accelerations, the shell responses became chaotic. The occurrence of the chaos was recognized by the time history, Poincare map, phase trajectory, power spectrum and a positive Lyapunov exponent calculated from the orbits in the three dimensional phase space. In order to visualize the strange attractor, phase portraits were constructed by embedding the trajectories in the phase space.

Toyoda, Y.; Masuko, Y. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Abiko, Chiba (Japan). Abiko Research Lab.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulatory Considerations Of Waste Emplacement Within The WIPP Repository: Random Versus Non-Random Distribution  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for disposing of transuranic waste in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeastern New Mexico. As part of that responsibility, DOE must comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) radiation protection standards in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 191 and 194. This paper addresses compliance with the criteria of 40 CFR Section 194.24(d) and 194.24(f) that require DOE to either provide a waste loading scheme for the WIPP repository or to assume random emplacement in the mandated performance and compliance assessments. The DOE established a position on waste loading schemes during the process of obtaining the EPA's initial Certification in 1998. The justification for utilizing a random waste emplacement distribution within the WIPP repository was provided to the EPA. During the EPA rulemaking process for the initial certification, the EPA questioned DOE on whether waste would be loaded randomly as modeled in long-term performance assessment (PA) and the impact, if any, of nonrandom loading. In response, DOE conducted an impact assessment for non-random waste loading. The results of this assessment supported the contention that it does not matter whether random or non-random waste loading is assumed for the PA. The EPA determined that a waste loading plan was unnecessary because DOE had assumed random waste loading and evaluated the potential consequences of non-random loading for a very high activity waste stream. In other words, the EPA determined that DOE was not required to provide a waste loading scheme because compliance is not affected by the actual distribution of waste containers in the WIPP.

Casey, S. C.; Patterson, R. L.; Gross, M.; Lickliter, K.; Stein, J. S.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Design Test Environments  

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Power industry restructuring continues to evolve at multiple levels of system operations. At the bulk electricity level, several organizations charged with regional system operation are implementing versions of a Wholesale Power Market Platform (WPMP) in response to U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission initiatives. Recently the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and several regional initiatives have been pressing the integration of demand response as a resource for system operations. These policy and regulatory pressures are driving the exploration of new market designs at the wholesale and retail levels. The complex interplay among structural conditions, market protocols, and learning behaviors in relation to short-term and longer-term market performance demand a flexible computational environment where designs can be tested and sensitivities to power system and market rule changes can be explored. This paper presents the use of agent-based computational methods in the study of electricity markets at the wholesale and retail levels, and distinctions in problem formulation between these levels.

Widergren, Steven E.; Sun, Junjie; Tesfatsion, Leigh

2006-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

445

Fast neutron environments.  

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The goal of this LDRD project is to develop a rapid first-order experimental procedure for the testing of advanced cladding materials that may be considered for generation IV nuclear reactors. In order to investigate this, a technique was developed to expose the coupons of potential materials to high displacement damage at elevated temperatures to simulate the neutron environment expected in Generation IV reactors. This was completed through a high temperature high-energy heavy-ion implantation. The mechanical properties of the ion irradiated region were tested by either micropillar compression or nanoindentation to determine the local properties, as a function of the implantation dose and exposure temperature. In order to directly compare the microstructural evolution and property degradation from the accelerated testing and classical neutron testing, 316L, 409, and 420 stainless steels were tested. In addition, two sets of diffusion couples from 316L and HT9 stainless steels with various refractory metals. This study has shown that if the ion irradiation size scale is taken into consideration when developing and analyzing the mechanical property data, significant insight into the structural properties of the potential cladding materials can be gained in about a week.

Buchheit, Thomas Edward; Kotula, Paul Gabriel; Lu, Ping; Brewer, Luke N. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA); Goods, Steven Howard (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Foiles, Stephen Martin; Puskar, Joseph David; Hattar, Khalid Mikhiel; Doyle, Barney Lee; Boyce, Brad Lee; Clark, Blythe G.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic Point Coupling Model for Vibrational Excitations in the Continuum  

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An implementation of the relativistic random phase approximation with the proper treatment of the continuum has been developed for the relativistic point coupling model and applied to investigate collective excitations in spherical nuclei. The results are compared with the spectral implementation of the same model. In heavy nuclei, where the escape width is negligible, we find an excellent agreement between both methods in the region of giant resonance and some discrepancies in the region of low-lying pygmy resonance. The differences are more pronounced in light nuclei due to the larger values of the escape widths.

Ring, P.; Daoutidis, J. [Physics Department Technical University Munich, 85748 Garching (Germany); Litvinova, E. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Niksic, T.; Paar, N.; Vretenar, D. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

2009-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

447

Alaska Forum on the Environment  

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The Alaska Forum on the Environment is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan...

448

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH (ESH)  

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ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH (ESH) OBJECTIVE ESH.1: Line management has established programs to assure safe accomplishment of work. Personnel exhibit an awareness of public and...

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Environments Journal of Arid Environments 67 (2006) 142156  

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, as a tool to promote carbon sequestration and offset the increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrationJournal of Arid Environments Journal of Arid Environments 67 (2006) 142­156 Carbon sequestration-arid regions together with their widespread degradation give these areas a high potential to sequester carbon

Nacional de San Luis, Universidad

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Instruction sets for Parallel Random Access Machines  

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The computational powers of time-bounded Parallel Random Access Machines (PRAMs) with different instruction sets are compared. A basic PRAM can perform the following operations in unit-time: addition, subtraction, Boolean operations, comparisons, and indirect addressing. Multiple processors may concurrently read and concurrently write a single cell. This thesis establishes that the class of languages accepted in polynomial time on a PRAM(*, {up arrow}, {down arrow}) contains the class of languages accepted in exponential time on a nondeterministic Turing machine (NEXPTIME) and is contained in the class of languages accepted in exponential space on a Turing machine. Efficient simulations are presented of PRAMs with enhanced instruction sets by sequential RAMs with the same instruction sets; also simulations of probabilistic PRAMs by deterministic PRAMs, using parallelism to replace randomness. Also given are simulations of PRAM(op)s by PRAMs, where both the simulated machine and the simulating machine are exclusive-read, exclusive-write machines.

Trahan, J.L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

From Boltzmann to random matrices and beyond  

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These expository notes propose to follow, across fields, some aspects of the concept of entropy. Starting from the work of Boltzmann in the kinetic theory of gases, various universes are visited, including Markov processes and their Helmholtz free energy, the Shannon monotonicity problem in the central limit theorem, the Voiculescu free probability theory and the free central limit theorem, random walks on regular trees, the circular law for the complex Ginibre ensemble of random matrices, and finally the asymptotic analysis of mean-field particle systems in arbitrary dimension, confined by an external field and experiencing singular pair repulsion. The text is written in an informal style driven by energy and entropy. It aims to be recreative and to provide to the curious readers entry points in the literature, and connections across boundaries.

Djalil Chafa

2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

452

CUTEst: a Constrained and Unconstrained Testing Environment ...  

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May 5, 2013 ... The Constrained and Unconstrained Environment (CUTE) [3] and its .... architecture-dependent makefile information and environment vari-.

2013-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal quantum control using randomized benchmarking  

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We present a method for optimizing quantum control in experimental systems, using a subset of randomized benchmarking measurements to rapidly infer error. This is demonstrated to improve single- and two-qubit gates, minimize gate bleedthrough, where a gate mechanism can cause errors on subsequent gates, and identify control crosstalk in superconducting qubits. This method is able to correct parameters to where control errors no longer dominate, and is suitable for automated and closed-loop optimization of experimental systems.

J. Kelly; R. Barends; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; A. G. Fowler; I. -C. Hoi; E. Jeffrey; A. Megrant; J. Mutus; C. Neill; P. J. J. O`Malley; C. Quintana; P. Roushan; D. Sank; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Chopped random-basis quantum optimization  

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In this work we describe in detail the "Chopped RAndom Basis" (CRAB) optimal control technique recently introduced to optimize t-DMRG simulations [arXiv:1003.3750]. Here we study the efficiency of this control technique in optimizing different quantum processes and we show that in the considered cases we obtain results equivalent to those obtained via different optimal control methods while using less resources. We propose the CRAB optimization as a general and versatile optimal control technique.

Tommaso Caneva; Tommaso Calarco; Simone Montangero

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Properties of the Random Universe  

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What is the role of the constants of nature in physical theory? I hypothesize that the observable universe, u0, constitutes a Universal Turing Machine (UTM) constrained by algorithmically random logical tape parameters defining its material properties (a physical UTM). The finite non-zero empirical values of Planck's constant, h, and other constants of nature exemplify those logical parameters. Their algorithmic randomness is necessary and sufficient for the consistent operation of a physical UTM. At any given time, ti, these constants correspond to the first n random halt digits, Omega-n, of Chaitin's Halting Probability, Omega. Planck's equation E=hv and Boltzmann's relation S=kLogW are shown to apply to the operation of a physical UTM. The genomic evolution of u0 in constants of nature space (CON space) from an undecidable state in u0's Planck era to its current ordered condition occurs through the algorithmically random, symmetry-breaking addition of new constants to the laws by which u0 operates -- a process called logical tunneling. The temperature of u0 for t<=tp is shown to be T=0K. The energy dissipated when a physical UTM clears its memory after each computation is proposed as a candidate for cold dark matter (CDM) and is calculated to comprise 87.5% of the cosmological matter content, Omega-M, of u0. This result concurs with current astronomical estimates that 87.1% of the matter content of u0 consists of CDM. The energy incorporated in u0 through the process of logical tunneling from undecidable states of the complete Universe, E, to decidable states of u0 is suggested as a candidate for the unexplained "dark energy", Omega-X, hypothesized to drive the accelerating cosmological expansion of space and believed to constitute 66% of the critical mass, Omega-0, of the observable universe.

Anthony E. Scoville

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Random Matrix Theory and its Innovative Applications  

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values or eigenvalues of random matrices. (Usually it is enough to know the quarter circle law, the semi normal, then the eigen- values of the Wishart matrix AT A/m in the limit as m/n = r and m,n are almost. In one exam- ple (Figure 7), Popoff et al. [20] use the fact that the distribution of the singular values

Edelman, Alan

457

Electrokinetic transport in microchannels with random roughness  

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We present a numerical framework to model the electrokinetic transport in microchannels with random roughness. The three-dimensional microstructure of the rough channel is generated by a random generation-growth method with three statistical parameters to control the number density, the total volume fraction, and the anisotropy characteristics of roughness elements. The governing equations for the electrokinetic transport are solved by a high-efficiency lattice Poisson?Boltzmann method in complex geometries. The effects from the geometric characteristics of roughness on the electrokinetic transport in microchannels are therefore modeled and analyzed. For a given total roughness volume fraction, a higher number density leads to a lower fluctuation because of the random factors. The electroosmotic flow rate increases with the roughness number density nearly logarithmically for a given volume fraction of roughness but decreases with the volume fraction for a given roughness number density. When both the volume fraction and the number density of roughness are given, the electroosmotic flow rate is enhanced by the increase of the characteristic length along the external electric field direction but is reduced by that in the direction across the channel. For a given microstructure of the rough microchannel, the electroosmotic flow rate decreases with the Debye length. It is found that the shape resistance of roughness is responsible for the flow rate reduction in the rough channel compared to the smooth channel even for very thin double layers, and hence plays an important role in microchannel electroosmotic flows.

Wang, Moran [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kang, Qinjun [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Random complex dynamics and devil's coliseums  

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We investigate the random dynamics of polynomial maps on the Riemann sphere and the dynamics of semigroups of polynomial maps on the Riemann sphere. In particular, the dynamics of a semigroup $G$ of polynomials whose planar postcritical set is bounded and the associated random dynamics are studied. In general, the Julia set of such a $G$ may be disconnected. We show that if $G$ is such a semigroup, then regarding the associated random dynamics, the chaos of the averaged system disappears in the $C^{0}$ sense, and the function $T_{\\infty}$ of probability of tending to $\\infty$ is continuous on the Riemann sphere and varies only on the Julia set of $G$. Moreover, the function $T_{\\infty}$ has a kind of monotonicity. It turns out that $T_{\\infty}$ is a complex analogue of the devil's staircase, and we call $T_{\\infty}$ a "devil's coliseum." We investigate the details of $T_{\\infty}$ when $G$ is generated by two polynomials. In this case, $T_{\\infty}$ varies precisely on the Julia set of $G$, which is a thin frac...

Sumi, Hiroki

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotic properties of a bold random walk  

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In a recent paper we proposed a non-Markovian random walk model with memory of the maximum distance ever reached from the starting point (home). The behavior of the walker is at variance with respect to the simple symmetric random walk (SSRW) only when she is at this maximum distance, where, having the choice to move either farther or closer, she decides with different probabilities. If the probability of a forward step is higher then the probability of a backward step, the walker is bold and her behavior turns out to be super-diffusive, otherwise she is timorous and her behavior turns out to be sub-diffusive. The scaling behavior vary continuously from sub-diffusive (timorous) to super-diffusive (bold) according to a single parameter $\\gamma \\in R$. We investigate here the asymptotic properties of the bold case in the non ballistic region $\\gamma \\in [0,1/2]$, a problem which was left partially unsolved in \\cite{S}. The exact results proved in this paper require new probabilistic tools which rely on the construction of appropriate martingales of the random walk and its hitting times.

Maurizio Serva

2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 2002  

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Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 2002 RIFE - 8 2003 #12;1 ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE SERVICE FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 2002 RIFE - 8 October 2003 #12;2 This report was compiled by the Centre for Environment

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activated random walkers: Topics by E-print Network  

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Dupic 2013-11-04 15 Transition to Localization of Biased Walkers in a Randomly Absorbing Enviroment Condensed Matter (arXiv) Summary: We study biased random walkers on lattices...

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On the rank of random matrices C. Cooper  

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Random Matrices Over Finite Fields, J. Blomer, R. Karp and E. Welzl, [BKW], pose the following question

Cooper, Colin

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Persistence of Random Walk Records E. Ben-Naim1  

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phenomenol- ogy [35, 36]. For a sequence of uncorrelated random vari- ables, the probability that all records

Ben-Naim, Eli

464

Random packing of hyperspheres and Marsaglia's Parking Lot Test  

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Random packing of hyperspheres and Marsaglia's Parking Lot Test Stefan C. Agapie and Paula A York 10021 September 30, 2009 Abstract Many studies of randomly packed hyperspheres in multiple box until some randomly loosely packed density is achieved. Then either a compression algorithm

Whitlock, Paula

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Random Selection with an Adversarial Majority Ronen Gradwohl  

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the problem of random selection, where p players follow a protocol to jointly select a random element to jointly make a random choice from a universe of size n. They follow some protocol, and if all parties play selection is a very useful building block for distributed algorithms and cryptographic protocols, because

Zuckerman, David

466

Conformal Deformation from Normal to Hermitian Random Matrix Ensembles  

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We investigate the eigenvalues statistics of ensembles of normal random matrices when their order N tends to infinite. In the model the eigenvalues have uniform density within a region determined by a simple analytic polynomial curve. We study the conformal deformations of normal random ensembles to Hermitian random ensembles and give sufficient conditions for the latter to be a Wigner ensemble.

Alexei M. Veneziani; Tiago Pereira; Domingos H. U. Marchetti

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Connectivities of Subcritical Random Cluster Models  

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On the Connectivities of Subcritical Random Cluster Models M. Campanino (Bologna) D. Ioffe (Haifa) Y. Velenik (Geneva) M. Campanino, D. Ioffe, Y. Velenik On the Connectivities of Subcritical Random Introduction The random cluster model Main assumption The sets U and K 2 Results Results for subcritical models

Velenik, Yvan

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Enhanced Oil Recovery with Downhole Vibration Stimulation in Osage County Oklahoma  

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The objective of this project is to demonstrate the impact of downhole vibration stimulation on oil production rates in a mature waterflood field. Oil & Gas Consultants International, Inc. (OGCI) will manage the project in close cooperation with the Osage Tribe as the tests will be conducted in Osage County, Oklahoma, the mineral estate of the Osage Tribe. The field is owned and operated by Calumet Oil Company. Phillips Petroleum Company will contribute their proprietary vibration core analysis of cores recovered from the pilot test area. To achieve the project objectives, the work has been divided into nine tasks, some are concurrent, while other tasks rely on completion of previous steps. The operator, Calumet Oil Company operates several field in Osage County Oklahoma. The North Burbank Unit will be the site of the test. The team will then determine where within the field to optimally locate the vibration test well. With the location determined, the test well will be drilled, cored, logged and 7-inch production casing run and cemented. In a parallel effort, OGCI will be designing, building, and testing a new version of the downhole vibration tool based on their patented and field proven whirling orbital vibrator. With the field test tool built to run in 7-inch casing. Reliability testing of the downhole tool and surface power source will be conducted in nearby field operated by Calumet Oil Company. After the core is recovered, Phillips Petroleum Company will be conducting laboratory tests utilizing their proprietary sonic core apparatus to determine fluid flow response to a range of vibration frequencies. These results, in turn, will allow final adjustments to the frequency generation mechanisms of the downhole vibration tool. One or more offset wells, near to the vibration test well, will be equipped with downhole geophones and or hydro-phones to determine the strength of signal and if the producing formation has a characteristic resonant frequency response. Surface geophones will also be set out and arranged to pick up the signal generated by the downhole vibration tool. The downhole vibrator will be installed in the test well. Monitoring the production and injection for the pilot test area will continue. As the frequency of the downhole tool is changed, the recording of seismic signals, both on the surface and downhole, will also be conducted. The results of the data collection will be a matrix of varying vibration stimulation conditions corresponding to changes in production fluid rates and seismic responses. The report on the results of the downhole vibration stimulation will be prepared and delivered using several venues. Technical papers will be submitted to the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Workshops are planned to be held for operators in Osage County and surrounding areas. A dedicated technical session on vibration stimulation may be offered at the 2002 SPE/DOE/IOR Conference, bringing together the world's experts in this emerging technology. The final task will be to close out the project.

J. Ford Brett; Robert V. Westermark

2001-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction and Adaptation in an Evolving Chaotic Environment  

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We describe the results of analytic calculations and computer simulations of adaptive predictors (predictive agents) responding to an evolving chaotic environment and to one another. Our simulations are designed to quantify adaptation and to explore co-adaptation for a simple calculable model of a complex adaptive system. We first consider the ability of a single agent, exposed to a chaotic environment, to model, control, and predict the future states of that environment. We then introduce a second agent which, in attempting to model and control both the chaotic environment and the first agent, modifies the extent to which that agent can identify patterns and exercise control. We find that (i) optimal adaptive predictors have an optimal memory and an optimal complexity, which are small for a rapidly changing map dynamics and (ii) that the predictive power can be increased by imposing chaos or random noise onto the map dynamics. The competition between the two predictive agents can lead either to chaos, or to metastable emergent behavior, best described as a leader-follower relationship. Our results suggest a correlation between optimal adaptation, optimal complexity, and emergent behavior, and provide preliminary support for the concept of optimal co-adaptation near the edge of chaos.

Alfred Hbler; David Pines

1993-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Airborne Metagenome in an Indoor Urban Environment  

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The indoor atmosphere is an ecological unit that impacts on public health. To investigate the composition of organisms in this space, we applied culture-independent approaches to microbes harvested from the air of two densely populated urban buildings, from which we analyzed 80 megabases genomic DNA sequence and 6000 16S rDNA clones. The air microbiota is primarily bacteria, including potential opportunistic pathogens commonly isolated from human-inhabited environments such as hospitals, but none of the data contain matches to virulent pathogens or bioterror agents. Comparison of air samples with each other and nearby environments suggested that the indoor air microbes are not random transients from surrounding outdoor environments, but rather originate from indoor niches. Sequence annotation by gene function revealed specific adaptive capabilities enriched in the air environment, including genes potentially involved in resistance to desiccation and oxidative damage. This baseline index of air microbiota will be valuable for improving designs of surveillance for natural or man-made release of virulent pathogens.

Tringe, Susannah; Zhang, Tao; Liu, Xuguo; Yu, Yiting; Lee, Wah Heng; Yap, Jennifer; Yao, Fei; Suan, Sim Tiow; Ing, Seah Keng; Haynes, Matthew; Rohwer, Forest; Wei, Chia Lin; Tan, Patrick; Bristow, James; Rubin, Edward M.; Ruan, Yijun

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The rule for a subdiffusive particle in an extremely diverse environment  

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The dynamics of a subdiffusive continuous time random walker in an inhomogeneous environment is analyzed. In each microscopic jump, a random time is drawn from a waiting time probability density function (WT-PDF) that decays as a power law: phi(t;k)~k/(1+kt)^(1+beta), 0 beta;, mu=beta, but when 1-gammaenvironment made of many slow local regions. These two different mechanisms for subdiffusion are not additive, and compete each other. The reported transition is dimension independent, and disappears when the power beta is also distributed, in the range, 0

Ophir Flomenbom

2008-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibration suppression in cutting tools using collocated piezoelectric sensors/actuators with an adaptive control algorithm  

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The machining process is very important in many engineering applications. In high precision machining, surface finish is strongly correlated with vibrations and the dynamic interactions between the part and the cutting tool. Parameters affecting these vibrations and dynamic interactions, such as spindle speed, cut depth, feed rate, and the part's material properties can vary in real-time, resulting in unexpected or undesirable effects on the surface finish of the machining product. The focus of this research is the development of an improved machining process through the use of active vibration damping. The tool holder employs a high bandwidth piezoelectric actuator with an adaptive positive position feedback control algorithm for vibration and chatter suppression. In addition, instead of using external sensors, the proposed approach investigates the use of a collocated piezoelectric sensor for measuring the dynamic responses from machining processes. The performance of this method is evaluated by comparing the surface finishes obtained with active vibration control versus baseline uncontrolled cuts. Considerable improvement in surface finish (up to 50%) was observed for applications in modern day machining.

Radecki, Peter P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farinholt, Kevin M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bement, Matthew T [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The fundamental role of quantized vibrations in coherent light harvesting by cryptophyte algae  

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The influence of fast vibrations on energy transfer and conversion in natural molecular aggregates is an issue of central interest. This article shows the important role of high-energy quantized vibrations and their non-equilibrium dynamics for energy transfer in photosynthetic systems with highly localized excitonic states. We consider the cryptophyte antennae protein phycoerythrin 545 and show that coupling to quantized vibrations which are quasi-resonant with excitonic transitions is fundamental for biological function as it generates non-cascaded transport with rapid and wider spatial distribution of excitation energy. Our work also indicates that the non-equilibrium dynamics of such vibrations can manifest itself in ultrafast beating of both excitonic populations and coherences at room temperature, with time scales in agreement with those reported in experiments. Moreover, we show that mechanisms supporting coherent excitonic dynamics assist coupling to selected modes that channel energy to preferential sites in the complex. We therefore argue that, in the presence of strong coupling between electronic excitations and quantized vibrations, a concrete and important advantage of quantum coherent dynamics is precisely to tune resonances that promote fast and effective energy distribution.

Avinash Kolli; Edward J. O'Reilly; Gregory D. Scholes; Alexandra Olaya-Castro

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Dirac Coupled Channel Analyses of the 2$^-$ Gamma Vibrational band excitation in $^{20}$Ne  

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Dirac coupled channel analyses are performed using optical potential model for the high-lying excited states that belong to the 2$^-$ gamma vibrational band at the 800 MeV unpolarized proton inelastic scatterings from $^{20}$Ne. The first order vibrational collective models are used to obtain the transition optical potentials to describe the high-lying excited vibrational collective states and Lorentz-covariant scalar and time-like vector potentials are used as direct optical potentials. The complicated Dirac coupled channel equations are solved phenomenologically to reproduce the differential cross sections data by varying the optical potential and deformation parameters using minimum chi-square method. It is found that relativistic Dirac coupled channel calculation could describe the excited states of the 2$^-$ gamma vibrational band in $^{20}$Ne much better than the nonrelativistic coupled channel calculation, especially for the 2$^-$ and 3$^-$ states of the band. It is shown that the multistep excitation process via channel coupling with the $3^-$ state is essential to describe the $2^-$ state excitation and pure direct transition from the ground state is dominant for the 3$^-$ state excitation of the 2$^-$ gamma vibrational band in $^{20}$Ne.

Sugie Shim

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature random matrix theory at the soft edge  

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Low temperature random matrix theory is the study of random eigenvalues as energy is removed. In standard notation, ? is identified with inverse temperature, and low temperatures are achieved through the limit ? ? ?. In this paper, we derive statistics for low-temperature random matrices at the soft edge, which describes the extreme eigenvalues for many random matrix distributions. Specifically, new asymptotics are found for the expected value and standard deviation of the general-? Tracy-Widom distribution. The new techniques utilize beta ensembles, stochastic differential operators, and Riccati diffusions. The asymptotics fit known high-temperature statistics curiously well and contribute to the larger program of general-? random matrix theory.

Edelman, Alan [Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Persson, Per-Olof [Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Sutton, Brian D. [Department of Mathematics, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia 23005 (United States)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Capturing inhomogeneous broadening of the -CN stretch vibration in a Langmuir monolayer with high-resolution spectra and ultrafast vibrational dynamics in sum-frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (SFG-VS)  

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Even though in principle the frequency-domain and time-domain spectroscopic measurement should generate identical information for a given molecular system, inhomogeneous character of surface vibrations in the sum-frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (SFG-VS) studies has only been studied with the time-domain SFGVS by mapping the decay of the vibrational polarization using ultrafast lasers, due to the lack of SFG vibrational spectra with high enough spectral resolution and accurate enough line shape. Here with recently developed high-resolution broadband SFG-VS (HR-BB-SFG-VS) we show that the inhomogeneous line shape can be obtained in the frequency-domain, for the anchoring CN stretch of the 4-n-octyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl (8CB) Langmuir monolayer at the air-water interface, and that an excellent agreement with the time-domain SFG free-induction-decay (FID) results can be established. We found that the 8CB CN stretch spectrum consists of a single peak centered at 2234.00 + * 0.01 cm-1 with a total line width of 10.9 + - 0.3 cm-1 at half maximum. The Lorentzian contribution accounts only for 4:7 + -0:4 cm-1 to this width and the Gaussian (inhomogeneous) broadening for as much as 8:1+*0:2 cm-1. Polarization analysis of the -CN spectra showed that the -CN group is tilted 57 + - 2 degrees from the surface normal. The large heterogeneity in the -CN spectrum is tentatively attributed to the -CN group interactions with the interfacial water molecules penetrated/accomodated into the 8CB monolayer, a unique phenomenon for the nCB Langmuir monolayers reported previously.

Velarde Ruiz Esparza, Luis A.; Wang, Hongfei

2013-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Spiral Structure and Galaxy Environment  

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Among 330 normal spirals of types Sa-Sc the fraction of objects exhibiting ``ring'', ``intermediate'' and ``spiral'' arm varieties does not correlated with environment. A similar conclusion appears to apply to the arm varieties of 123 barred spirals of types SBa-SBc. It is concluded that, among the northern Shapley-Ames galaxies, the distinction between the spiral and ring varieties of spiral arms is, within the accuracy of presently available data, independent of galaxy environment. This result suggests that the detailed morphology of spiral arms depends primarily on parent galaxy characteristics, rather than on the galactic environment.

Sidney van den Bergh

2002-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

478

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS)  

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Insulation failure assessment under random energization overvoltages  

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This paper offers a new simple approach to the evaluation of the risk of failure of external insulation in view of their known probabilistic nature. This is applied to EHV transmission systems subjected to energization overvoltages. The randomness, both in the applied stresses and insulation`s withstand characteristics are numerically simulated and then integrated to assess the risk of failure. Overvoltage control methods are accounted for, such as the use of pre-insertion breaker resistors, series capacitive compensation, and the installation of shunt reactors.

Mahdy, A.M.; Anis, H.I. [Cairo Univ. (Egypt)] [Cairo Univ. (Egypt); El-Morshedy, A. [Faculty of Science for Girls, Dammam (Saudi Arabia)] [Faculty of Science for Girls, Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Statistical regimes of random laser fluctuations  

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Statistical fluctuations of the light emitted from amplifying random media are studied theoretically and numerically. The characteristic scales of the diffusive motion of light lead to Gaussian or power-law (Levy) distributed fluctuations depending on external control parameters. In the Levy regime, the output pulse is highly irregular leading to huge deviations from a mean-field description. Monte Carlo simulations of a simplified model which includes the population of the medium demonstrate the two statistical regimes and provide a comparison with dynamical rate equations. Different statistics of the fluctuations helps to explain recent experimental observations reported in the literature.

Lepri, Stefano [Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Cavalieri, Stefano [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Firenze, via G. Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, via N. Carrara 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Oppo, Gian-Luca [SUPA and Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, 107 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0NG, Scotland (United Kingdom); Wiersma, Diederik S. [European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, via N. Carrara 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); BEC-INFM Center, I-38050 Povo, Trento (Italy)

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Relativistic Random Phase Approximation At Finite Temperature  

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The fully self-consistent finite temperature relativistic random phase approximation (FTRRPA) has been established in the single-nucleon basis of the temperature dependent Dirac-Hartree model (FTDH) based on effective Lagrangian with density dependent meson-nucleon couplings. Illustrative calculations in the FTRRPA framework show the evolution of multipole responses of {sup 132}Sn with temperature. With increased temperature, in both monopole and dipole strength distributions additional transitions appear in the low energy region due to the new opened particle-particle and hole-hole transition channels.

Niu, Y. F. [State Key Laboratory for Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Paar, N.; Vretenar, D. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Meng, J. [State Key Laboratory for Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2009-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

482

Open quantum systems and Random Matrix Theory  

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A simple model for open quantum systems is analyzed with Random Matrix Theory. The system is coupled to the continuum in a minimal way. In this paper we see the effect of opening the system on the level statistics, in particular the $\\Delta_3(L)$ statistic, width distribution and level spacing are examined as a function of the strength of this coupling. A super-radiant transition is observed, and it is seen that as it is formed, the level spacing and $\\Delta_3(L)$ statistic exhibit the signatures of missed levels.

Declan Mulhall

2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

483

Stellar electron-capture rates calculated with the finite-temperature relativistic random-phase approximation  

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We introduce a self-consistent microscopic theoretical framework for modeling the process of electron capture on nuclei in stellar environment, based on relativistic energy density functionals. The finite-temperature relativistic mean-field model is used to calculate the single-nucleon basis and the occupation factors in a target nucleus, and J{sup {pi}}=0{sup {+-}}, 1{sup {+-}}, and 2{sup {+-}} charge-exchange transitions are described by the self-consistent finite-temperature relativistic random-phase approximation. Cross sections and rates are calculated for electron capture on {sup 54,56}Fe and {sup 76,78}Ge in stellar environment, and results compared with predictions of similar and complementary model calculations.

Niu, Y. F. [State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Paar, N.; Vretenar, D. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb (Croatia); Meng, J. [School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Department of Physics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7602 (South Africa)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

484

_____________________________ Environment, Health, & Safety _________ __________________ Training Program  

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, training requirements, work planning and control, traffic safety, Building 76 emergency information be applied · Recognize who is accountable for safety · Describe the purpose of a work authorization · Recall11/22/2011 _____________________________ Environment, Health, & Safety

Eisen, Michael

485

Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office  

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Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office PROTECTED AREAS AND AVOIDED DEFORESTATION #12;Protected Areas and Avoided Deforestation: An Econometric Evaluation - i - TABLE OF CONTENTS 1................................................................................4 3.3 ESTIMATED EFFECTS OF PROTECTED AREAS ON DEFORESTATION

Pfaff, Alex

486

Robot manipulation in human environments  

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Human environments present special challenges for robot manipulation. They are often dynamic, difficult to predict, and beyond the control of a robot engineer. Fortunately, many characteristics of these settings can be ...

Edsinger, Aaron Ladd, 1972-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Robot Manipulation in Human Environments  

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Human environments present special challenges for robot manipulation. They are often dynamic, difficult to predict, and beyond the control of a robot engineer. Fortunately, many characteristics of these settings can be ...

Edsinger, Aaron

2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

488

DPC materials and corrosion environments  

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This review focuses on the performance of basket materials that could be exposed to ground water over thousands of years, and prospective disposal overpack materials that could possibly be used to protect dual-purpose canisters (DPCs) in disposal environments.

Ilgen, Anastasia G.; Bryan, Charles R.; Stephanie Teich-McGoldrick; Ernest Hardin

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Enhancing light-harvesting power with coherent vibrational interactions: a quantum heat engine picture  

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Recent evidence suggests that quantum effects may have functional importance in biological light-harvesting systems. Along with delocalized electronic excitations, it is now suspected that quantum coherent interactions with certain near-resonant vibrations contribute to light-harvesting performance. However, the actual quantum advantage offered by such coherent vibrational interactions has not yet been established. We investigate a quantum design principle, whereby coherent exchange of single energy quanta between electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom can enhance a light-harvesting system's power above what is possible by thermal mechanisms alone. We present a prototype quantum heat engine which cleanly illustrates this quantum design principle, and quantify its quantum advantage using thermodynamic measures of performance. We also demonstrate the principle's applicability for realistic biological structures.

Killoran, Nathan; Plenio, Martin B

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Enhancing light-harvesting power with coherent vibrational interactions: a quantum heat engine picture  

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Recent evidence suggests that quantum effects may have functional importance in biological light-harvesting systems. Along with delocalized electronic excitations, it is now suspected that quantum coherent interactions with certain near-resonant vibrations contribute to light-harvesting performance. However, the actual quantum advantage offered by such coherent vibrational interactions has not yet been established. We investigate a quantum design principle, whereby coherent exchange of single energy quanta between electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom can enhance a light-harvesting system's power above what is possible by thermal mechanisms alone. We present a prototype quantum heat engine which cleanly illustrates this quantum design principle, and quantify its quantum advantage using thermodynamic measures of performance. We also demonstrate the principle's applicability for realistic biological structures.

Nathan Killoran; Susana F. Huelga; Martin B. Plenio

2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

491

Analysis of vibration impact on stability of dewetting thin liquid film  

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Dynamics of a thin dewetting liquid film on a vertically oscillating substrate is considered. We assume moderate vibration frequency and large (compared to the mean film thickness) vibration amplitude. Using the lubrication approximation and the averaging method, we formulate the coupled sets of equations governing the pulsatile and the averaged fluid flows in the film, and then derive the nonlinear amplitude equation for the averaged film thickness. We show that there exists a window in the frequency-amplitude domain where the parametric and shear-flow instabilities of the pulsatile flow do not emerge. As a consequence, in this window the averaged description is reasonable and the amplitude equation holds. The linear and nonlinear analyses of the amplitude equation and the numerical computations show that such vibration stabilizes the film against dewetting and rupture.

Shklyaev, S; Alabuzhev, A A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Energy-dependent characteristics of collisinal vibration-energy exchange in vapors of polyatomic molcules  

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CO{sub 2} laser-induced delayed fluorescence was used to study the collisional vibration-energy exchange between the polyatomic molecules in gases. The efficiency of collisional exchange, the mean amount of energy transfer in one collision, as well as their correlation with the vibration energy and with the size of excited molecule were determined for diacetyl, acetophenone, benzophenone, and anthraquinone molecules form the experimentally observed pressure dependences of the decay rates and fluorescence intensities. It was shown that the mean amount of energy transfer per collision decreases with the molecular size and increases as E{sup m}, with m>2, with increasing the vibration energy. 25 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

Zalesskaya, G.A.; Yakovlev, D.L. [Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics, Minsk (Belarus)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Random unitary maps for quantum state reconstruction  

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We study the possibility of performing quantum state reconstruction from a measurement record that is obtained as a sequence of expectation values of a Hermitian operator evolving under repeated application of a single random unitary map, U{sub 0}. We show that while this single-parameter orbit in operator space is not informationally complete, it can be used to yield surprisingly high-fidelity reconstruction. For a d-dimensional Hilbert space with the initial observable in su(d), the measurement record lacks information about a matrix subspace of dimension {>=}d-2 out of the total dimension d{sup 2}-1. We determine the conditions on U{sub 0} such that the bound is saturated, and show they are achieved by almost all pseudorandom unitary matrices. When we further impose the constraint that the physical density matrix must be positive, we obtain even higher fidelity than that predicted from the missing subspace. With prior knowledge that the state is pure, the reconstruction will be perfect (in the limit of vanishing noise) and for arbitrary mixed states, the fidelity is over 0.96, even for small d, and reaching F>0.99 for d>9. We also study the implementation of this protocol based on the relationship between random matrices and quantum chaos. We show that the Floquet operator of the quantum kicked top provides a means of generating the required type of measurement record, with implications on the relationship between quantum chaos and information gain.

Merkel, Seth T. [Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Riofrio, Carlos A.; Deutsch, Ivan H. [Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87131 (United States); Flammia, Steven T. [Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5 (Canada); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

494

Separable states improve protocols with restricted randomness  

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It is known from Bell's theorem that quantum predictions for some entangled states cannot be mimicked using local hidden variable (LHV) models. From a computer science perspective, LHV models may be interpreted as classical computers operating on a potentially infinite number of correlated bits originating from a common source. As such, Bell inequality violations achieved through entangled states are able to characterise the quantum advantage of certain tasks, so long as the task itself imposes no restriction on the availability of correlated bits. However, if the number of shared bits is limited, additional constraints are placed on the possible LHV models and separable, i.e. disentangled, states may become a useful resource. Bell violations are therefore no longer necessary to achieve a quantum advantage. Here we show that in particular, separable states may improve the so-called random access codes, which is a class of communication problems where one party tries to read a portion of the data held by another distant party in presence of finite shared randomness and limited classical communication. We also show how the bias of classical bits can be used to avoid wrong answers in order to achieve the optimal classical protocol and how the advantage of quantum protocols is linked to quantum discord.

T. K. Chuan; T. Paterek

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

495

ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  

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ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT E u r o p e a n C o m m i s s i o n Community Research P r o j e c t s y n o p s e s EUR 19359 Vol. I: Marine processes, ecosystems and interactions Eur - Energy, environment and sustainable development Contact: Mr. Klaus - Günther BARTHEL - rue de la Loi, 200

Döös, Kristofer

496

Undergraduate Degrees 2014 School of Earth & Environment  

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Undergraduate Degrees 2014 School of Earth & Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT #12;UNIVERSITYOFLEEDS 03 Contents Welcome to the School of Earth & Environment 4 Choosing the right degree 6 Three, MGeol, MGeophys) The MSc Track Fieldwork 8 Why study the environment? 10 Environment and Business 12

497

Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 1997  

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Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 1997 RIFE - 3 1998 SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY Radioactivity in Food and the Environment, 1997 September 1998 #12 Environment Protection Agency in 1997. Measurements of radioactivity have been carried out in a range

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Experimental flight test vibration measurements and nondestructive inspection on a USCG HC-130H aircraft  

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This paper presents results of experimental flight test vibration measurements and structural inspections performed by the Federal Aviation Administration`s Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center (AANC) at Sandia National Laboratories and the US Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (ARSC). Structural and aerodynamic changes induced by mounting a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system on a USCG HC-130H aircraft are described. The FLIR adversely affected the air flow characteristics and structural vibration on the external skin of the aircraft`s right main wheel well fairing. Upon initial discovery of skin cracking and visual observation of skin vibration in flight by the FLIR, a baseline flight without the FLIR was conducted and compared to other measurements with the FLIR installed. Nondestructive inspection procedures were developed to detect cracks in the skin and supporting structural elements and document the initial structural condition of the aircraft. Inspection results and flight test vibration data revealed that the FLIR created higher than expected flight loading and was the possible source of the skin cracking. The Coast Guard performed significant structural repair and enhancement on this aircraft, and additional in-flight vibration measurements were collected on the strengthened area both with and without the FLIR installed. After three months of further operational FLIR usage, the new aircraft skin with the enhanced structural modification was reinspected and found to be free of flaws. Additional US Coast Guard HC-130H aircraft are now being similarly modified to accommodate this FLIR system. Measurements of in-flight vibration levels with and without the FLIR installed, and both before and after the structural enhancement and repair were conducted on the skin and supporting structure in the aircraft`s right main wheel fairing. Inspection results and techniques developed to verify the aircraft`s structural integrity are discussed.

Moore, D.G.; Jones, C.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). FAA Airworthiness Assurance NDI Validation Center; Mihelic, J.E.; Barnes, J.D. [Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center, Elizabeth City, NC (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAST MULTI-CLASS IMAGE ANNOTATION WITH RANDOM SUBWINDOWS AND MULTIPLE OUTPUT RANDOMIZED TREES  

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of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2Bioinformatics and Modeling - GIGA-R University of Li`ege, Sart annotation, machine learning, decision trees, extremely randomized trees, structured outputs Abstract significantly outperforms the basic method and shows good performances with respect to the state

Wehenkel, Louis

500

Improved calculations of the lowest vibrational transitions in HeH{sup +}  

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More accurate variational calculations of the lowest three pure vibrational states (v=0,1,2) of the {sup 4}HeH{sup +} molecular ion have been carried out without assuming the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. In the calculations we included the complete set of {alpha}{sup 2} relativistic corrections, i.e., mass-velocity, Darwin, spin-spin, and orbit-orbit. This allowed us to improve the agreement between the theory and the experiment for the vibrational frequencies of the 1{yields}0 and 2{yields}1 transitions as compared to our previous calculations [Stanke et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 233002 (2006)].

Bubin, Sergiy [Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Stanke, Monika [Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Institute of Physics, Nicholas Copernicus University, ulica Grudziadzka 5, PL 87-100 Torun (Poland); Kedziera, Dariusz [Department of Chemistry, Nicholas Copernicus University, ulica Gagarina 7, PL 87-100 Torun (Poland); Adamowicz, Ludwik [Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z