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The return of streetcars to western American cities : reintroducing streetcars in Denver's historic streetcar neighborhoods  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modern streetcars are making a comeback in the United States after their disappearance in the mid twentieth century. They resemble their distant relative, also known as the trolley, in many ways but express a contemporary, ...

Snider, Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building bus rapid transit into the existing public transit system : competition and integration of BRT and the Urban Rail Transit in cities in China  

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BRT is a new type of bus transit with high speed and capacity. With its advantages and benefits, BRT is getting popular in the world, including China. Since BRT and urban rail transit (URT) are both rapid public transports, ...

Zhan, Yun, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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British Rail's InterCity 125 and 225  

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and Rapid Transit "British Rail: High Speed Train BoostsCrossings by British Rail." Paper prepared for presentationPress. . 1989. "High-Speed Rail Technology in the UK, France

Barnett, Roger

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RailReady.pub  

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does RailReady work? The backbone of RailReady is an integrated set of diverse and critical data layers, and a set of analytical capabilities driven by the data. RailReady...

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Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection  

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Impedance Measurements in Rail Steel,” Materials Evaluation,Guided Wave System for Rail Inspection: An Update,” JournalWave-based Monitoring of Rail Head: Laboratory and Field

Phillips, Robert Ronald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Rails,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board,of Rail Defects,” Journal of the Transportation Researchof Rail Defects,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research

Phillips, Robert Ronald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Rail Transit Criticism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report evaluates criticism of rail transit systems. It examines claims that rail transit is ineffective at increasing public transit ridership and improving transportation system performance, that rail transit investments are not cost effective, and that transit is an outdated form of transportation. It finds that critics often misrepresent issues and use biased and inaccurate analysis. This is a companion to the report Rail Transit in

Todd Litman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using land value capture to fund rail transit extensions in Mexico City and Santiago de Chile  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The effects of rail rapid transit on land uses and land values are discussed. Rail transit can enhance accessibility, and can raise the demand for locating in areas around stations, increasing land value, and in some cases ...

Covarrubias, Alvaro, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time Again for Rail?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ra H i g h - S p e e d Rail Service in t h e San Francisco/for the network. High-speed rail should be able to provide aa m o r u Taniguchi, "High-Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and

Hall, Peter

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail-transportation modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many different types of transportation models are used to model coal transportation by rail. To obtain realistic results, it is usually necessary to consider other modes in addition to rail and other commodities in addition to coal. For example, to know the potential bottlenecks on the rail system it is necessary to predict the total level of freight movement on the rail system. This requires modeling the movements of other commodities in addition to coal. To predict the levels of flows of both coal and non-coal commodities on the rail system, it is necessary to predict the share of total flows carried by rail. This requires accurate modeling of competing modes. To develop accurate rate models it is also necessary to have information on competing modes. This paper presents a collection of transportation models used to model the various aspects of coal transportation by rail and shows how they interact.

Tobin, R.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California high speed rail proposal: “High speed rail and wildlife”  

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Wildlife and High Speed Rail C ALIFORNIA H IGH S PEED R AILLeavitt, California High Speed Rail Authority) Abstract TheCalifornia High Speed Rail (HSR) Proposal is in the initial

Wilkerson, Cynthia

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals  

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A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals Andrea E. Rizzoli the current flows of freight. On the other side, the growth of freight transport shows a rapidly increasing by road and rail gates and by a set of platforms. Intermodal terminals are inter-connected by rail

Gambardella, Luca Maria

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Radial arm strike rail  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The radial arm strike rail assembly is a system for measurement of bearings, directions, and stereophotography for geologic mapping, particularly where magnetic compasses are not appropriate. The radial arm, pivoting around a shaft axis, provides a reference direction determination for geologic mapping and bearing or direction determination. The centerable and levelable pedestal provide a base for the radial arm strike rail and the telescoping camera pedestal. The telescoping feature of the radial arm strike rail allows positioning the end of the rail for strike direction or bearing measurement with a goniometer.

McKeown, Mark H. (Golden, CO); Beason, Steven C. (Lakewood, CO)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: Railroads have had rail-to-rail components for years that were, in fact, nearly rail to rail. Op amps employ the same nearly rail-to-rail tradition. This application note discusses rail-to-rail op amps, and explains why some inputs and outputs can be less than, nearly, or slightly more than the power rails.

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power conductor rail expansion joint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A power conductor rail system is described, comprising: a first rail section linearly aligned with a second rail section, the first and second rail sections each having a rail web, the rail web having an upper flange, a lower flange, an intermediate portion connecting the upper flange and the lower flange, and metal cladding on the intermediate portion between the upper flange and the lower flange; a first half rail web extending longitudinally from the first rail section, the first half rail web including an elongated first slot extending in a longitudinal direction of the rail section; a second half rail web extending from the second rail section, the second half rail including an elongated second slot extending in longitudinal direction of the rail section; a slide plate; and a means for securing the first and second half rail webs longitudinally slidably together wherein a portion of the first half rail web and the second half rail web overlap and sandwich the slide plate therebetween.

Plichta, D.G.

1993-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Profiles of Rail-Based Housing Projects in California  

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Sall. ]~gP~ Burtingame Pain Alto SanJose Rail-Rail-Rail- Rail- Rail- Based Surrounding Based Surrounding Based

Cervero, Robert; Menotti, Val

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL RAIL BARGE DB  

SciTech Connect

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Rail and Barge Network Database is a representation of the rail and barge system of the United States. The network is derived from the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) rail database. The database consists of 96 subnetworks. Each of the subnetworks represent an individual railroad, a waterway system, or a composite group of small railroads. Two subnetworks represent waterways; one being barge/intercoastal, and the other coastal merchant marine with access through the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence Seaway, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Panama Canal, and Pacific Coast. Two other subnetworks represent small shortline railroads and terminal railroad operations. One subnetwork is maintained for the representation of Amtrak operations. The remaining 91 subnetworks represent individual or corporate groups of railroads. Coordinate locations are included as part of the database. The rail portion of the database is similar to the original FRA rail network. The waterway coordinates are greatly enhanced in the current release. Inland waterway representation was extracted from the 1:2,000,000 United States Geological Survey data. An important aspect of the database is the transfer file. This file identifies where two railroads interline traffic between their systems. Also included are locations where rail/waterway intermodal transfers could occur. Other files in the database include a translation table between Association of American Railroad (AAR) codes to the 96 subnetworks in the database, a list of names of the 96 subnetworks, and a file of names for a large proportion of the nodes in the network.

Johnson, P. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Methods for Rail Transit Projects  

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Evaluation Methodsfor Rail Transit Projects Robert AEvaluation Methods for Rail Transit Projects Robert A.pie EVALUATION METHODS FOR RAIL TRANSIT PROJECTS ROBERT

Johnston, Robert A.; DeLuchi, Mark A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Old Rail Fences  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Rail Fences Rail Fences Nature Bulletin No. 240-A October 15, 1966 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation OLD RAIL FENCES Between a hundred and a hundred fifty years ago, the early settlers came to the Middle West and began to chop out clearings in its vast and somber forests. To clear the trees and brush from a few acres of land and plant the first crops, among the stumps, required much hard labor. But wood was very necessary to these pioneers -- half-hunters, half- farmers. It furnished logs for their log cabins and barns; fuel for their fireplaces; material for furniture, implements and primitive tools. Logs were split into rails for building corn cribs, hog pens, sheds and, most important, for fencing their fields.

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Trends, 2001 - 2010 Trends, 2001 - 2010 Transportation infrastructure overview In 2010, railroads transported over 70 percent of coal delivered to electric power plants which are generally concentrated east of the Mississippi River and in Texas. The U.S. railroad market is dominated by four major rail companies that account for 99 percent of U.S. coal rail shipments by volume. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by mode Rail Barge Truck Figure 2. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by rail, 2010 figure data Figure 3. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by barge, 2010 figure data Figure 4. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by truck, 2010 figure data The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, where coal is extracted in

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rail regulatory matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail and Highway Regulations Relative to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials AND Their Applicability to States, Tribes, Shippers, and Carriers SUBJECT AREA RAIL HIGHWAY STATE APPLICABILITY TRIBAL APPLICABILITY 1,2 SHIPPER 3 /CARRIER RESPONSIBILITY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Packaging 10 CFR 71 10 CFR 71 Shipper, Carrier 10 CFR 71-Establishes requirements for packaging, preparation for shipment, and transportation of licensed material; as well as procedures for NRC approval of said activities 49 CFR 173, sub. I 49 CFR 173, sub I Shipper, Carrier 49 CFR 173, sub I-Sets forth requirements for the packaging and transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials. 49 CFR 174 4 4 Shipper, Carrier 49 CFR 174-Requirements applicable to acceptance and transport of radioactive materials packages by rail.

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Intercity Rail Ridership Forecasting and the Implementation of High-Speed Rail in California  

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from Mr. Denis Dout~ of Rail Transportation Systems, Inc. l°Pickrell, D. 1990. Urban Rail Transit Projects: Forecat~ The Mythical Conception of Rail Transit in Los Angeles°

Vaca, Erin

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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rail inspections matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES AND OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA FOR THE ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION OF COMERCIAL HIGHWAY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING TRANSURANICS, SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, AND HIGH LEVEL WASTE TO RAIL INSPECTION STANDARDS -TEC-WG, RAIL TOPIC GROUP 1 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Requirement Applicable Federal Regulation (All 49CFR unless otherwise noted) AAR Rule or Standard Applicable Industry / Regulatory Initiatives / Recommended Practices 1.0 GENERAL 215-RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR SAFETY STANDARDS 221-REAR END MARKING DEVICE-PASSENGER, COMMUTER AND FREIGHT TRAINS 223-SAFETY GLAZING STANDARDS-LOCOMOTIVES, PASSENGER CARS AND CABOOSES 229-RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE

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A CMOS Voltage Comparator with Rail-to-Rail Input-Range  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple new continuous-time CMOS comparator circuit with rail-to-rail input common-mode range and rail-to-rail output is presented. This design uses parallel complementary decision paths to accommodate power-supply-valued inputs. The 2 decision results ... Keywords: CMOS continuous-time voltage comparator, rail-to-rail input range

Wei-Shang Chu; K. Wayne Current

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

reports reports Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector With Data through 2010 | Release Date: November 16, 2012 | Next Release Date: December 2013 | Correction Previous editions Year: 2011 2004 Go Figure 1. Deliveries from major coal basins to electric power plants by rail, 2010 Background In this latest release of Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) significantly expands upon prior versions of this report with the incorporation of new EIA survey data. Figure 1. Percent of total U.S. rail shipments represented in data figure data Previously, EIA relied solely on data from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), specifically their confidential Carload Waybill Sample. While valuable, due to the statistical nature of the Waybill data,

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Rail Routing Criteria Selection  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

File name 1 File name 1 Rail Routing: Using Decision Analysis to Evaluate Objectives Ruth F. Weiner, Sandia National Laboratories Steven Hamp, U. S. Department of Energy April 22, 2004 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. TEC1 File name 2 Scoping the Problem * More than one rail route is available between any spent fuel site in the U. S. and Caliente, NV. * Routes differ in several parameters, like route length, track quality, urban areas transited, and so on. * Any particular route may not uniformly have more desirable parameters than another route; e.g. a shorter route may go through more urban centers.

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High-Speed Rail Comes to London  

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airlines have invested in rail? ? A C C E S S NUMBER 19,struction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Stage Two—the UK’of a debate about high-speed rail transportation, spurred by

Hall, Sir Peter

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability-based optimization of rail inspection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis proposes a quantitative method to optimize inspection/repair intervention in rail defect management. Rail defect management is important for track maintenance, since rails are the most significant and basic ...

Kashima, Takashi, 1971-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup Rail Planning Timeline Benchmarking Project: AREVA Trip...

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Potential ecological impacts analysis of California high speed rail  

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proposed California High Speed Rail project as detailed inof choosing the high speed rail modal alternative versus theand was based on high speed rail alignment data, including

Cameron, Dick; White, Mike; Stallcup, Jerre Ann; Penrod, Kristeen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Median Light Rail Crossing: Accident Causation And Countermeasures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Integration of Light Rail Transit Into City Streets. TCRPInfluencing Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. InK. , W. Hucke and W. Berg. Rail Highway Crossing Accident

Coifman, Benjamin; Bertini, Robert L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southeast high speed rail (SEHSR): a case study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

transportation system. High speed rail service will provide100 – 500 miles. High speed rail in the Southeast will meanto develop a high speed rail network connecting their states

Gallagher, William

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Access Modes and Catchment Areas for the BART System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

parking supplies), ridership (e.g. , rail modalsplits), andbuses, cable cars, light rail transit, trams,andferryresidents in the area commute rail in large part becausemany

Cervero, Robert; Round, Alfred; Goldman, Todd; Wu, Kang-Li

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Access Modes and Catchment Areas for the BART System  

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parking supplies), ridership (e.g. , rail modal splits), andof California at Berkeley Rail Access Modes and CatchmentHypothesized Distributions of Rail Station Access Modes as a

Cervero, Robert

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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housing near rail stations, research on self-selection canrail or commuter rail station. Research can also help informfor rail transit to reach their workplaces. This research

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

housing near rail stations, research on self-selection canrail or commuter rail station. Research can also help informfor rail transit to reach their workplaces. This research

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Median Light Rail Crossing: Accident Causation And Countermeasures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cooperative Research Program. Integration of Light RailRail Grade Crossings. In National Cooperative Highway ResearchLight Rail Safety Issues. In Transportation Research Record

Coifman, Benjamin; Bertini, Robert L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives ...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives...

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Rail Crossings: A Strategy to Select Countermeasure Improvements for Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photo Enforcement at Highway–Rail Grade Crossings in theH. Lambert. Audit of the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing SafetyE. H. Summary of the DOT Rail-Highway Crossing Resource

Cooper, Douglas L.; MacLeod, Kara E.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Crossings: A Strategy to Select Countermeasure Improvements for Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

data are needed for future rail crossing research as well asRail Grade Crossings in the United States, July 2000–July 2001, Transportation ResearchLight Rail Safety Issues. In Transportation Research Record:

Cooper, Douglas L.; MacLeod, Kara E.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Methodology Methodology EIA uses the confidential version of the STB Waybill data, which includes actual revenue for shipments that originate and terminate at specific locations. The STB Waybill data are a sample of all rail shipments. EIA's 2011 report describes the sampling procedure. EIA aggregates the confidential STB data to three different levels: national, coal-producing basin to state, and state to state. EIA applies STB withholding rules to the aggregated data to identify records that must be suppressed to protect business-sensitive data. Also, EIA adds additional location fields to the STB data, identifying the mine from which the coal originates, the power plant that receives the coal, and, in some cases, an intermediate delivery location where coal is terminated by the initial carrier but then

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Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Paswell, Robert E. 1983. "Rail Transit Investment and CBDCervero, Robert. 1993. "Rail Transit and Jsmt Development.Assessing the hpacts of Urban Rail Transit: on Local Real

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Huang, William; Zhang, Ming

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cervero, Robert. 1993. "Rail Transit and Joint Development:the Vancouver Advanced Light Rail Transit System on Single-Strathman. 1993. Light Rail Transit Stations and Property

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Huang, William; Zhang, Ming; Fukuji, Bruce

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

findings of this research: Proximity to rail mass transit isunderlying this research is whether urban rail transitunderlying this research is whether urban rail transit

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Huang, William; Zhang, Ming; Fukuji, Bruce

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.

Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea E. Rizzoli  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Transport Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea. On the other hand, the growth of freight transport shows a rapidly increasing trend in the short and medium) among inland intermodal terminals is presented. The intermodal terminals are inter-connected by rail

Gambardella, Luca Maria

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31,...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Draft Rail Topic Group Task Plan Final Rail Topic Group Paper Strawman Report Comments Matrix 2002 Summary of the Rail Topic Group Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison...

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All aboard for high-speed rail  

SciTech Connect

A sleek, bullet-nosed train whizzing across the countryside is a fairly common sight in many nations. Since the Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV)--the record-setting ``train with great speed``--was introduced in France in 1981, Germany, Japan, and other countries have joined the high-speed club. In addition, the Eurostar passenger train, which travels between Great Britain and France through the Channel Tunnel, can move at 186 miles per hour once it reaches French tracks. Despite the technology`s growth elsewhere, rapid rail travel has not been seen on US shores beyond a few test runs by various manufacturers. Before the end of the century, however, American train spotters will finally be able to see some very fast trains here too. In March, Washington, DC-based Amtrak announced the purchase of 18 American Flyer high-speed train sets for the Northeast Corridor, which stretches from Boston through new York to the nation`s capital. Furthermore, Florida will get its own system by 2004, and other states are now taking a look at the technology. The American Flyer--designed by Montreal-based Bombardier and TGV manufacturer GEC Alsthom Transport in Paris--should venture onto US rails by 1999. Traveling at up to 150 miles per hour, the American Flyer will cut the New York-Boston run from 4 1/2 hours to 3 hours and reduce New York-Washington trip time from 3 hours to less than 2 3/4. Amtrak hopes the new trains and better times will earn it a greater share of travelers from air shuttles and perhaps from Interstate 95. This article describes how technologies that tilt railcars and propel the world`s fastest trains will be merged into one train set for the American Flyer, Amtrak`s first trip along high-speed rails.

Herman, D.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current mode instrumentation amplifier with rail-to-rail input and output  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Current Mode Instrumentation Amplifier with rail-to-rail input and output is presented. It is based on constant gm input stages, and cascode output stages. Although this CMIA structure has a good Input Common Mode Voltage, it suffers from a poor output ... Keywords: analog integrated circuits, current mode instrumentation amplifier, rail-to-rail input and output

Filipe Costa Beber Vieira; Cesar Augusto Prior; Cesar Ramos Rodrigues; Leonardo Perin; Joao Baptista dos Santos Martins

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Access to Yucca Mountain: Critical Issues  

SciTech Connect

The proposed Yucca Mountain repository site currently lacks rail access. The nearest mainline railroad is almost 100 miles away. Absence of rail access could result in many thousands of truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Direct rail access to the repository could significantly reduce the number of truck shipments and total shipments. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified five potential rail access corridors, ranging in length from 98 miles to 323 miles, in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Yucca Mountain. The FEIS also considers an alternative to rail spur construction, heavy-haul truck (HHT) delivery of rail casks from one of three potential intermodal transfer stations. The authors examine the feasibility and cost of the five rail corridors, and DOE's alternative proposal for HHT transport. The authors also address the potential for rail shipments through the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Halstead, R. J.; Dilger, F.; Moore, R. C.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Meeting Summaries Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries MEETING SUMMARIES Kansas City TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington DC TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 15, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Minneapolis TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 21, 2004 Albuquerque TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 22, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Jacksonville TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 20, 1999 Milwaukee TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1998

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Development of Rail Temperature Prediction Model SUMMARY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Preventing track buckling is important to the railroad industry’s goal of operational safety. It is a common practice for railroads to impose slow orders during hot weather when the risk of track buckling is high. Numerous factors affect track buckling, but the instantaneous rail temperatures and stress-free (neutral) rail temperatures are the most critical factors. Unfortunately, neither of these two temperatures is easily obtainable. Decisions for slow orders are often based on an arbitrary, ambient temperature limit. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research and Development has initiated a research project to develop a model for predicting rail temperatures based on real-time meteorological forecast data. The rail temperature prediction model is based on the heat transfer process of a rail exposed to the sun. In developing such a model, a rail-weather station was established, composed of a portable weather station and a short segment of rail track with temperature sensors installed on both rails. The model has proven to be able to predict the maximum rail temperature within a few degrees and within 30 minutes of the actual time when the maximum rail temperature occurs during the day. The model is being validated for three locations where real-time weather data and rail temperature are collected. A prototype webbased

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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158 HYDRAULIC PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGE RAILS  

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This research program addresses issues associated with the hydraulic effects of bridge rails on floodwater levels upstream of bridge structures. The hydraulics of bridge rails and traffic barrier systems are not well understood, especially with regard to rail/barrier systems in series and the submergence of structures. The hydraulics of bridge rails is an important issue for TxDOT bridge rehabilitation projects with potentially significant cost implications. This research project is designed to address issues associated with the hydraulic performance of bridge rails and traffic barriers, and to provide guidance on how different rail/barrier systems can be included in floodplain hydraulics models. 17. Key Words Hydraulics, bridge rails, floodplain, Weir equations,

All J. Charbeneau; On Klenzendorf; Michael E. Barrett; Randall J. Charbeneau; Brandon Klenzendorf; Michael E. Barrett

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRB rail loadings shatter record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rail transport of coal in the Powder River Basin has expanded, with a record 2,197 trains loaded in a month. Arch Coal's Thunder basin mining complex has expanded by literally bridging the joint line railway. The dry fork mine has also celebrated its safety achievements. 4 photos.

Buchsbaum, L.

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan  

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2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan Minnesota Department of Transportation #12;·! First Statewide Comprehensive Rail Plan for MN ·! Commissioned by 2008 Legislature) Other Freight Lines #12;Intercity Passenger Rail ·! Conventional Passenger Rail ­! Shares freight rail

Minnesota, University of

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Common Rail Injection System Development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The collaborative research program between the Department of energy and Electro-Motive Diesels, Inc. on the development of common rail fuel injection system for locomotive diesel engines that can meet US EPA Tier 2 exhaust emissions has been completed. This final report summarizes the objectives of the program, work scope, key accomplishments and research findings. The major objectives of this project encompassed identification of appropriate injection strategies by using advanced analytical tools, development of required prototype hardware/controls, investigations of fuel spray characteristics including cavitation phenomena, and validation of hareware using a single-cylinder research locomotive diesel engine. Major milestones included: (1) a detailed modeling study using advanced mathematical models - several various injection profiles that show simultaneous reduction of NOx and particulates on a four stroke-cycle locomotive diesel engine were identified; (2) development of new common rail fuel injection hardware capable of providing these injection profiles while meeting EMD engine and injection performance specifications. This hardware was developed together with EMD's current fuel injection component supplier. (3) Analysis of fuel spray characteristics. Fuel spray numerical studies and high speed photographic imaging analyses were performed. (4) Validation of new hardware and fuel injection profiles. EMD's single-cylinder research diesel engine located at Argonne National Laboratory was used to confirm emissions and performacne predictions. These analytical ane experimental investigations resulted in optimized fuel injection profiles and engine operating conditions that yield reductions in NOx emissions from 7.8 g/bhp-hr to 5.0 g/bhp-hr at full (rated) load. Additionally, hydrocarbon and particulate emissions were reduced considerably when compared to baseline Tier I levels. The most significant finding from the injection optimization process was a 2% to 3% improvement in fuel economy over EMD's traditional Tier I engine hardware configuration. the common rail fuel injection system enabled this added benefit by virtue of an inherent capability to provide multiple injections per power stroke at high fuel rail pressures. On the basis of the findings in this study, EMD concludes that the new electronically-controlled high-pressure common rail injection system has the potential to meet locomotive Tier 2 NOx and particulates emission standards without sacrificing the fuel economy. A number of areas to further improve the injection hardware and engine operating characteristics to further exploit the benefits of common rail injection system have also been identified.

Electro-Motive,

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Stephen Potter: Exploring rail futures using scenarios EXPLORING RAIL FUTURES USING SCENARIOS: EXPERIENCE AND POTENTIAL  

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and other research outputs Exploring rail futures using scenarios: experience and potential Conference Item How to cite:

Stephen Potter

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: NorthernLogit Model Results for Upper Nest (Rail Location Choice)and Lower Nest (Rail Commute Choice). Note: Revised from

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Splitting the Ties: The Privatization of British Rail  

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Privatization of British Rail ´ M E Z - I B A ´ Ñ E Z B Y Jand equipment to provide rail trans- portation service.functions needed to offer rail service within their region.

Gomez-Ibanez, Jose A.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Rail System Safety Improvements Using ITS Technologies  

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1975b. * Cox, J. J. Road-Rail Protection Audible WarningInfluencing Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. NationalWalmsley, D.A (1 992) Light Rail Accidents in Europe and

Chira-chavala, Ted; Coifman, Ben; Empey, Dan; Hansen, Mark; Lechner, Ed; Porter, Chris

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addressing Inappropriate Driver Behavior at Rail-Highway Crossings  

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Ragland. Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings. Draft Report, 5.T.G. Driver Behavior at Rail- Highway Grade Crossings: Aof Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: Final

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

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Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: NorthernLogit Model Results for Upper Nest (Rail Location Choice)and Lower Nest (Rail Commute Choice). Note: Revised from

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Light Rail System Safety Improvements Using ITS Technologies  

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Rail Grade Crossings. National Cooperative Highway ResearchRail Protection Audible Warning Effectiveness. Proceedings, Australian Road ResearchRail Accidents in Europe and North America. Transport and Road Research

Chira-chavala, Ted; Coifman, Ben; Empey, Dan; Hansen, Mark; Lechner, Ed; Porter, Chris

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Midwest High-Speed Rail Supply Chain  

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... Amtrak is also in the midst of a multi-year purchase. American manufacturing gets a boost from high-speed rail investment. ...

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

67

Optimization Online - Shunting Minimal Rail Car Allocation  

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Jun 30, 2003 ... Abstract: We consider the rail car management at industrial in-plant railroads. Demands for materials or empty cars are characterized by a track, ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup Tracking Subgroup March 27, 2006 March 6, 2006...

69

Segmented rail linear induction motor - Energy Innovation Portal  

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The ...

70

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARIES Rail Topic Group Inspections Subgroup Planning Subgroup Tracking Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup...

71

Failure Analysis of a Cracked Thermite Welded Rail Section  

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Brittle fracture followed the fatigue crack propagation causing complete separation of the rail. Although the excess material was thought to reinforce the rails it ...

72

Smelting Technology and Final Product Quality of Steel Rails Used ...  

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Baotou Steel (Group) Corp. is one of the important production bases for steel rails in China. In order to meet the development of railway transportation, steel rails ...

73

Demand for Rail: transport options for the Waimakariri District.  

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??The purpose of this research was to investigate the feasibility of a passenger rail service operating on a current rail line in Canterbury, known as… (more)

Versteeg, Luke Oscar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents | Department...  

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Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents ARCHIVED DOCUMENTS Inspections Summary Matrix TEC Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison Regulatory Summary Matrix More...

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Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

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14 5.1. Potential Rail Crossing19 DRIVER DECISIONS AT RAIL CROSSINGS: A CONCEPTUALFigure 1: Ten Year U.S. and California Rail-Highway Crossing

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summaries Rail Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31, 2006 July 27, 2006 June 8, 2006 April 20, 2006 March 9, 2006 January 26, 2006 November 9, 2005 September 15, 2005 April 28, 2005 March 24, 2005 February 24, 2005 January 27, 2005 December 16, 2004 October 28, 2004 May 17, 2004 June 2, 2003 June 26, 2002 March 26, 1999 November 13, 1998 Meeting October 6, 1998 Meeting September 11, 1998 Meeting June 22, 1998 Meeting May 27, 1998 Meeting November 3, 1997 Meeting September 18, 1997 Meeting More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

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Modeling train movements through complex rail networks  

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Trains operating in densely populated metropolitan areas typically encounter complex trackage configurations. To make optimal use of the available rail capacity, some portions of the rail network may consist of single-track lines while other locations ... Keywords: Trains, deadlock, dispatching, modeling

Quan Lu; Maged Dessouky; Robert C. Leachman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive Evaluation of Rail Transit Benefits  

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This report evaluates rail transit benefits based on a comprehensive analysis of urban transportation system performance in major U.S. cities. It discusses best practices for evaluating transit benefits. It finds that cities with larger, well-established rail systems have significantly higher per capita transit ridership, lower average per capita vehicle ownership and mileage, less traffic congestion, lower traffic death rates and lower consumer transportation expenditures than otherwise comparable cities. This indicates that rail transit systems can provide a variety of economic, social and environmental benefits, and benefits tend to increase as a system expands and matures. This analysis indicates that rail investments can be a cost effective way to improve urban transport. Parking, vehicle and congestion cost savings from rail transit are estimated to exceed total U.S. public transit subsidies. It critiques Great Rail Disasters (O’Toole, 2004), a report which argued that rail transit systems fail to achieve their objectives and are not cost effective. It finds that many claims in Great Rail Disasters are inaccurate, based on

Todd Litman; Todd Alexander Litman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air  

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2005. [FTA 2006] U.S. Non-Rail Vehicle Market ViabilityWelding BART’s Aluminum Rail Transit Cars, Welding JournalAutomobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air Mikhail

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Options and Opportunities for Rail Electrification in the United States  

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This report uses industry and manufacturer data to evaluate a variety of electric rail technologies.

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Corresponding author Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution  

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Mediavilla 4 Rail Transportation and Engineering Center ­ RailTEC 2 Department of Civil and Environmental loads and cumulative freight tonnages, as well as increased interest in high speed passenger rail1 Corresponding author Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution with Matrix

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena,  

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://m.wikitravel.org/en/Frankfurt #12;Possible effects on Freight Rail · High speed rail usually hauls passengers, though new Resulting in improvement to those lines o Reducing operating costs due to sharing rail · Increase in freightHigh Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena, and Dan Bellis #12;The US Current

Nagurney, Anna

83

The Future (and Current) State of Rail in Illinois  

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routes in Illinois · CREATE freight project ­ and its relationship to High Speed Rail · Q&A #12;Midwest and Transportation Efficiency" · 70 rail and highway/rail grade separation projects · Main goals: ­ RedThe Future (and Current) State of Rail in Illinois Northwestern University April 29, 2011 #12

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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Rail gun powered by an integral explosive generator  

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We propose the use of a rail gun powered by an explosive magnetic flux compression generator built into the rail gun itself in which the rails of the gun are driven together behind the projectile by explosives. The magnetic field established between the rails by an initial current supplied by an external source at the breech of the gun is trapped and compressed by the collapsing rails to accelerate the projectile down the bore of the gun.

Peterson, D.R.; Fowler, C.M.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation  

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This dissertation aims to study the benefit of rail grinding on service life of railroad rails, focusing on failures due to rolling contact fatigue (RCF) at the rail head. Assuming a tangent rail with one-point contact at the running surface, a finite element analysis of a full-scale wheel-rail rolling contact with a nonlinear isotropic kinematic hardening material model is performed to simulate the accumulation of residual stresses and strains in the rail head. Using rolling stress and strain results from the sixth loading cycle, in which residual stresses and strains are at their steady-state, as input, two critical plane fatigue criteria are proposed for fatigue analyses. The first fatigue criterion is the stress-based approach—namely the Findley fatigue criterion. It suggests an important role of tensile residual stresses on subsurface crack nucleation and early growth in the rail head, but applications of the criterion to the near-running-surface region are limited because of plastic deformation from wheel-rail contact. The second fatigue criterion is the strain-based approach—namely the Fatemi-Socie fatigue criterion. Contributed mainly from shear strain amplitudes and factorized by normal stress components, the criterion also predicts fatigue crack nucleation at the subsurface as a possible failure mode as well as fatigue crack nucleation at the near-surface, while maintaining its validity in both regions. A collection of fatigue test data of various types of rail steel from literature is analyzed to determine a relationship between fatigue damages and number of cycles to failure. Considering a set of wheel loads with their corresponding number of rolling passage as a loading unit (LU), optimizations of grinding schedules with genetic algorithm (GA) show that fatigue life of rail increases by varying amount when compared against that from the no-grinding case. Results show that the proposed grinding schedules, optimized with the exploratory and local-search genetic algorithms, can increase fatigue life of rail by 240 percent. The optimization framework is designed to be able to determine a set of optimal grinding schedules for different types of rail steel and different contact configurations, i.e. two-point contact occurred when cornering.

Tangtragulwong, Potchara

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Inferring ecological relationships from occupancy patterns for California Black Rails in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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population of the Black Rail in Yuba County, California.M. L. Legare. 1994. Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis). in1992. A recent Black Rail record for Baja California.

Richmond, Orien Manu Wright

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Effects of Light and Commuter Rail Transit on Land Prices: Experiences in San Diego County  

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and J. Strathman. “Light-Rail Transit Stations and Property1993. Cervero, R. “Rail Transit and Joint Development. ”Cervero, R. and M. Duncan. “Rail's Added Value. ” Urban Land

Cervero, Robert

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Valuing Rail Transit: Comparing Capital and Operating Costs to Consumer Benefits  

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Estimating the effects of light rail transit on health caredesirability of urban rail transit systems. In Journal ofcapital costs : heavy rail and busway HOV lane. Federal

Guerra, Erick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Applying Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings  

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Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings Douglas12! SECTION 2: AT-GRADE RAIL CROSSING SAFETYTreatments at Rail-Highway Level Crossings.. 51!

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Four Dimensions of Rail Transit Performance: How Administration, Finance, Demographics, and Politics Affect Outcomes  

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Major Findings * Heavy Rail Research results indicate thatQualitative Methods in Rail Transit Research? An Analysis ofin the area of rail transit research; especially in relation

Compin, Nicholas Shawn

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail-head fatigue defect prevention  

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Over the last two decades, the railroad industry has experienced a significant increase in heavy axle loads acting on railroad rails. In addition, railroad operations have been consolidated resulting in the elimination of redundant routes and increased train traffic on the remaining routes. These changes in railroad industry practice have caused an increase in the rate of occurrence of rail head fatigue defects, one potential cause of train derailment. The primary form of maintenance employed by the individual railroads to combat the formation of fatigue defects is rail grinding. Current rail grinding practices involve removal of surface defects and reshaping worn rail, but they do not involve grinding as a means to mitigate internal fatigue damage. In this study, a model for optimizing a grinding schedule which will prevent the formation of internal fatigue defects is proposed. The model includes a statistical representation of wheel loads, a rail head stress analysis, a rail head fatigue analysis, and optimization of a grinding schedule via mathematical programming. Results from using this model indicate that rail grinding might be performed in such a way as to double the useful service life of railroad rail.

Jones, Scott Laurence

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Splitter Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Rail Splitter Wind Farm Rail Splitter Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Rail Splitter Wind Farm Facility Rail Splitter Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Horizon Developer Horizon Location Tazewell and Logan Counties IL Coordinates 40.309398°, -89.396195° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.309398,"lon":-89.396195,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A framework for modeling rail transport vulnerability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Railroads represent one of the most efficient methods of long-haul transport for bulk commodities, from coal to agricultural products. Over the past fifty years, the rail network has contracted while tonnage has increased. Service, geographically, has been abandoned along short haul routes and increased along major long haul routes, resulting in a network that is more streamlined. The current rail network may be very vulnerable to disruptions, like the failure of a trestle. This paper proposes a framework to model rail network vulnerability and gives an application of this modeling framework in analyzing rail network vulnerability for the State of Washington. It concludes with a number of policy related issues that need to be addressed in order to identify, plan, and mitigate the risks associated with the sudden loss of a bridge or trestle.

Peterson, Steven K [ORNL; Church, Richard L. [University of California, Santa Barbara

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Yard Switcher Locomotive Electrification Potential  

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Rail yards have been under recent scrutiny due to concerns that emissions from their locomotives and equipment degrade local air quality and lead to negative health effects in nearby communities. Thus, rail yard emissions control has become an increasing public policy priority, particularly in regions characterized as non-attainment under National Ambient Air Quality Standards. For railroad operations, electricity may be an ideal alternative to diesel fuel in certain applications and locations due to its...

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

95

The Development Effects of High-Speed Rail Stations and Implications for California  

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CALIFORNIA Rail System The CalSpeed research group at theresearch and development, and Figure California High- Speed Rail

Sands, Brian D.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Light Rail System Safety Improvements Using ITS Technologies  

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the flu side of the street onto the light rail track i thewhere a multi-lane street crosses the light rail tracks. Theran" the red light on the cross street, and started to enter

Chira-chavala, Ted; Coifman, Ben; Empey, Dan; Hansen, Mark; Lechner, Ed; Porter, Chris

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addressing Inappropriate Driver Behavior at Rail-Highway Crossings  

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Rail Grade Crossings in the United States. July 2000–July 2001, Transportation ResearchRail- Highway Grade Crossings: A Signal Detection Theory Analysis. In: Safety of Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings, Research

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Statistical modelling of delays in a rail freight transportation network  

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This study analyzes the transportation network of a major rail freight operator in order to obtain a model of delay propagation of trains connecting intermodal terminals. Operational management of a rail freight operator needs to take into account deviations ...

János Barta; Andrea Emilio Rizzoli; Matteo Salani; Luca Maria Gambardella

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors R. D. Peacock E. Braun Center for Fire Research National ...

2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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RAIL ROUTING PRACTICES AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

"Strawman" Report: "Strawman" Report: RAIL ROUTING PRACTICES AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES Number Section Comment Response RTG-1-AAR SECTION II Safeguards Routing Regulations, Para. 2 The NRC has identified five types of route characteristics that receive special consideration when NRC staff review routes for approval pursuant to 10 CFR 73: (1) routes through highly populated areas; (2) routes that would place the shipment or escort vehicle in a significantly disadvantageous position (for example, tunnels which would prevent the escort vehicle from maintaining continuous surveillance of the shipment vehicle); [Note this assumes a highway chase vehicle for rail. We expect security for rail shipments to be on the train with the shipment, and not a chase vehicle. Chase vehicles has their own inherent

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TEC Rail TG Summary_Green Bay  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 13-14, 2006 September 13-14, 2006 Green Bay, WI RAIL TOPIC GROUP Mr. Jay Jones began the meeting with a welcome and introduction of the topic members, other participants, and support staff. A brief overview was given of the topic group's activities since the last TEC meeting. This meeting focused on the Topic Group's subgroup activities. Key comments and discussions are summarized below. Status Update of the Rail Topic Group Mr. Jones mentioned the planned creation of a new topic group to be called the Routing Topic Group. The Rail Topic Group would still exist as a topic group. However, since the emphasis would be in developing routing criteria and ultimately a national suite of routes over the next year or so, this separate Routing Topic Group would be created to address

102

The Access Almanac: Planning for High Speed Rail  

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Planning for High Speed Rail M A R T I N WA C H S C A L I FN O T T O build a high speed rail system and, if so, how toplanning for high speed rail in California been so troubled?

Wachs, Martin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Chicago's CREATE Rail Program: A Successful Public-Private Partnership  

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and the US Department of Transportation. The project will reduce rail travel times and improve freight, Canada May 30 to June 2, 2010 #12;ABSTRACT Roughly one-third of all rail freight in the United States between the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, private freight railroads, Amtrak, Metra Commuter Rail

Illinois at Chicago, University of

104

Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors presented by  

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Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors presented by: Minnesota Department of Transportation principles · Why existing freight rail corridors · Challenges · Opportunities · Wrap-up #12;Phase I Projects (2010-2030) Phase II Projects (Future Expansion) Other Freight Lines 2009 Rail Plan (speeds up to 110

Minnesota, University of

105

Development Impacts of high-speed rail : megalopolis formation and implications for Portugal's Lisbon-Porto High-Speed Rail Link  

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High-speed rail (HSR) has been gaining acceptance worldwide with development of rail technology and rising concerns over climate change and congestion in airports and on roads. The implementation of high-speed rail lines ...

Melibaeva, Sevara (Sevara Mukhtarovna)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Land Market Impacts of Urban Rail Transit and Joint Development: An Empirical Study of Rail Transit in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta  

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Market Impacts of Urban Rail Transit and Joint Development:An Empirical Study of Rail Transit in Washington, D.C. andMarket Impacts of Urban Rail Transit and Joint Development:

Cervero, Robert

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail  

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Buses, and Metropolitan Rail  Mikhail Chester and Arpad Buses, and Metropolitan Rail  Mikhail Chester and Arpad 2005, Metra (2005)]  Metra Rail, 2005.  Available Daily 

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

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Light Rail Safety Issues, Transportation Research Record.Rail Grade Crossings in the United States, July 2000–July 2001, Transportation Researchroad-rail crossings in Victoria. Journal of Safety Research

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Rail TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail The Rail Topic Group has the responsibility to identify and discuss current issues and concerns regarding rail transportation of radioactive materials by the Department of Energy (DOE). The group's current task is to examine different aspects of rail transportation including inspections, tracking and radiation monitoring, planning and process, and review of lessons learned. Ultimately, the main goal for members will be to assist in the identification of potential rail routes for shipments to Yucca Mountain, in a manner that will contribute to a safe, dynamic, and flexible transportation system. The identification of potential routes from reactor sites and DOE facilities will serve as an important first step in transportation planning, examining alternative routes, and getting feedback

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Rail gun development for EOS research  

SciTech Connect

The status of a railgun program for EOS research in progress at Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories is described. The operating principle of rail guns, the power supplies used to drive them, diagnostic techniques used to monitor their performance and initial efforts to develop projectiles suitable for EOS research are discussed. (WHK)

Fowler, C.M.; Peterson, D.R.; Hawke, R.S.; Brooks, A.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Triple Rail Logic Robustness against DPA  

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Side channel attacks are known to be efficient techniques to retrieve secret data. Within this context, the scope of this paper is to evaluate, on and for FPGA, the robustness of triple rail logic against power analyses. More precisely, this paper aims ... Keywords: SCA, DPA, CPA, STTL

Victor Lomné; Thomas Ordas; Philippe Maurine; Lionel Torres; Michel Robert; Rafael Soares; Ney Calazans

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Railroad crossing structures for spotted turtles: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority– Greenbush rail line wildlife crossing demonstration project  

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Authority, Proposed Greenbush Rail Line: Wildlife ResourcesProposed Greenbush Rail Line: Conservation Management Plan.and federal agencies. Rail corridors pose unique design

Pelletier, Steven K.; Carlson, Lars; Nein, Daniel; Roy, Robert D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Mitigation of light rail transit construction on jurisdictional areas in the White Rock Creek floodplain, Dallas, Texas  

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MITIGATION OF LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION ONmile extension of its light rail transit (LRT) system fromadequately protect the new rail bed from flooding, it needed

Schieffer, Emily; Smiley, Jerry

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

The Cost Escalation of Rail Projects: Using Previous Experience to Re-Evaluate the CalSpeed Estimates  

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r RA/L ! TRACKWORK RAIL RELOCATION SUBTOTAL CONTINGENCYobtain federal support for rail projects, at the expense ofProjects-. -- - Light Rail Transit Projects" . Wash- :

Leavitt, Dan; Ennis, Sean; McGovern, Pat

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened rail with molecular markers: origins, connectivity and demography of a recently-discovered population  

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composition of Black Rails from the East Coast wasStrong isolation among rail populations was apparent fromof endangered clapper rail (Rallus longirostris) populations

Girard, Philippe; Takekawa, John Y.; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Cost Escalation of Rail Projects: Using Previous Experience to Re-Evaluate the CalSpeed Estimates  

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Experience Previous Research on Rail Transit Cost Escalation8, 1989. Previous Research on Rail Transit Planning andFrench and Japanese rail systems, our research suggests that

Leavitt, Dan; Ennis, Sean; McGovern, Pat

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration  

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the European Rail Research Institute,? Wear, 191, pp. 1–13.Progress in rail integrity research,? Federal RailroadPradier, (1996). ?Rail rolling contact fatigue research by

Coccia, Stefano

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

1 Copyright 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME/ASCE/IEEE 2013 Joint Rail Conference  

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in rail related fields led to a decades long neglect of rail transportation and engineering education with a growing interest in rail passenger transportation is creating a strong demand for graduates with rail brings university professors together to learn the basics of rail transportation and railway civil

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

119

USDOE Top-of-Rail Lubricant Project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Lubrication of wheel/rail systems has been recognized for the last two decades as a very important issue for railroads. Energy savings and less friction and wear can be realized if a lubricant can be used at the wheel/rail interface. On the other hand, adverse influences are seen in operating and wear conditions if improper or excessive lubrication is used. Also, inefficiencies in lubrication need to be avoided for economic and environmental reasons. The top-of-rail (TOR) lubricant concept was developed by Texaco Corporation to lubricate wheels and rails effectively and efficiently. Tranergy Corporation has been developing its SENTRAEN 2000{trademark} lubrication system for the last ten years, and this revolutionary new high-tech on-board rail lubrication system promises to dramatically improve the energy efficiency, performance, safety, and track environment of railroads. The system is fully computer-controlled and ensures that all of the lubricant is consumed as the end of the train passes. Lubricant quantity dispensed is a function of grade, speed, curve, and axle load. Tranergy also has its LA4000{trademark} wheel and rail simulator, a lubrication and traction testing apparatus. The primary task of this project was collecting and analyzing the volatile and semivolatile compounds produced as the lubricant was used. The volatile organic compounds were collected by Carbotrap cartridges and analyzed by adsorption and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The semivolatile fraction was obtained by collecting liquid that dripped from the test wheel. The collected material was also analyzed by GC/MS. Both of these analyses were qualitative. The results indicated that in the volatile fraction, the only compounds on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund List of Analytes detected were contaminants either in the room air or from other potential contamination sources in the laboratory. Similarly, in the semivolatile fraction none of the detected compounds are on the EPA's Superfund List of Analytes. The major compound in the semivolatile fraction is 1,2-propanediol, which was also found as the major component of the TOR lubricant before testing. Other compounds found in trace quantities either were present in the TOR lubricant or were small fragments from the polymeric component of the TOR lubricant. The second task for Argonne in this project was to investigate the effects of axle load, angle of attack, and quantity of lubricant on lateral friction forces, as well as the consumption time of the TOR lubricant. The second task was to collect and qualitatively identify any volatile and semivolatile compounds produced upon use of the TOR lubricant.

Mohumad F. Alzoubi; George R. Fenske; Robert A. Erck; Amrit S. Boparai

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

TEC Rail TG Summary_Kansas City  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 31-February 1, 2007 January 31-February 1, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Rail Topic Group Mr. Thrower (OCRWM/OLM) introduced Mr. Blackwell (FRA), who gave a presentation on the DOT Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) HM 232E that was initially published December 21, 2006. The rulemaking requires rail carriers who transport carloads of more than 5 thousand pounds of 11, 12, or 13 explosives, bulk hazardous materials (TIH/PH), including (HRCQ RAM) radiological materials to: * Collect annual data on routes to be used to transport these materials; * Use data to analyze the safety and security risks of each route and the "next most commercially practicable route" considering no less than the minimum of 27 risk factors and choosing the safest and most secure routes. (It was noted that the 27 risk factors are

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121

Utilities look skeptically at rail derequlation  

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Concern about the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which deregulates rates, prompted the Tennessee Valley Authority to insert a protective clause allowing it to cancel coal contracts if rail rates go too high. Railroads will be allowed to charge an increasing amount, up to 175% of variable costs by 1984. Legislators were hoping to pass a slurry-pipeline bill to provide the competition that will protect consumers. Pipelines would carry less tha 20% of the freight, but they would provide an efficiency and cost comparison. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) has not been able to protect utilities, especially those relying on coal from the Powder River Basin. The new law could relieve railroads of enough regulatory cost burdens and promote competitive lines to hold down rates. (DCK)

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Rail transport. trends in energy efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing cost and insecure future supply of diesel fuel have led the U.S. railroad industry to continuously improve on its already efficient use of energy. Among such improvements that are planned or in progress are a fuel-efficient version of a mainline engine, which should save 13,200 gal/yr of fuel; and lightweight coal cars and freight-car trucks, which offer fuel-saving opportunities. The use of synthetic fuels such as methanol-from-coal or all-electric locomotive on a broad scale is unlikely within the next 20 yr, but an increased use of synthetic fuels in other large fuel-consuming transport modes, notably cars, would ease the rail industry's future diesel fuel supply problems. Other fuel-saving factors to consider, such as proper train-operating procedures and the use of the best routes; and the new design of rail cars are also discussed.

Eldridge, C.C.; Van Gorp, P.H.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Interconvertibility of single-rail optical qubits  

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We show how to convert between partially coherent superpositions of a single photon with the vacuum using linear optics and postselection based on homodyne measurements. We introduce a generalized quantum efficiency for such states and show that any conversion that decreases this quantity is possible. We also prove that our scheme is optimal by showing that no linear optical scheme with generalized conditional measurements, and with one single-rail qubit input can improve the generalized efficiency.

Dominic W. Berry; Alexander I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

124

Determination of Longitudinal Stress in Rails  

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The objective of this research is to determine the longitudinal stress in rails by using the polarization of Rayleigh waves. Analytical models are developed to describe the effect of applied stress on wave speed and on the polarization of Rayleigh waves. A numerical simulation is performed to find the effect of applied stress on wave velocity and Rayleigh wave polarization. The effect of uncertainties in material properties on wave velocity and polarization of Rayleigh wave is also examined in the simulation. The experiment uses a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) to measure the particle velocities. The in-plane and out-of-plane velocity components are obtained from the measured particle velocities. The polarization of Rayleigh wave, which is defined as the ratio between the in-plane and out-of-plane displacements, is calculated. Furthermore, the polarization of the Rayleigh wave is considered as a measure to identify applied stress. The experiment is performed on unstressed and stressed rail specimen. Thus, Rayleigh wave polarization is obtained as a function of applied stress. The experimental results are compared with the analytical model. The result shows a good agreement with the theoretical values for unstressed rail.

Djayaputra, Ferdinand

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Rail + Property Development: A model of sustainable transit finance and urbanism  

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sector investments i n rail transit. References Bernick, M .L. and Spit, T. 1998. Cities on Rail. London: Spon Press.Study of the Integrated Rail-Property Development Model in

Cervero, Robert; Murakami, Jin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

High-Speed Rail in California: A Cost-Benefit Analysis  

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Specific Aspects of High-Speed Rail in Connection with A irEffects of High-Speed Rail Stations and Implications forTexas Triangle High Speed Rail Study. Houston, TX: Texas

Kockelman, Kara

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and Evaluation of the Shinkansen Train  

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~High Speed R~l $~r~s High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andorregulation. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andCALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL SERIES Working Paper April 1992

Taniguchi, Mamoru

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

The Four Dimensions of Rail Transit Performance: How Administration, Finance, Demographics, and Politics Affect Outcomes  

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Std. Err. PDOM Coef. Std. Err. PASSVE H * Light Rail Forlight rail transit systems in the US the interpretation ofonly a small number of light rail systems in the US and each

Compin, Nicholas Shawn

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

California black rails depend on irrigation-fed wetlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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use of the California black rail in the southwestern USA.RE, Legare M. 1994. Black rail (Laterallus jamaicensis). In:population of the black rail in Yuba County, California.

Richmond, Orien M. W.; Chen, Stephanie K.; Risk, Benjamin B.; Tecklin, Jerry; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Paratransit in the San Francisco Bay Area: Providing Feeder Connections to Rail  

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1994. Report: "Light Rail Shuttle Program,AB grant Funding";1994. Report: "Light Rail Shuttle Bus Program:PerformanceJitney - A Commuter Rail Feeder 4.1. San Francisco’s

Cervero, Robert; Kirk, Thomas; Mount, Douglas; Reed, Carma

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Applying Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings  

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Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Transportation Research Board,California Research Bureau,” the commission’s rail crossingRail Grade Crossing Incidents from 1994 to 200.3 Research

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Effects of Light and Commuter Rail Transit on Land Prices: Experiences in San Diego County  

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While this research did not prove that rail investmentsof Rail Transit Accessibility. ” Transportation ResearchRail Plans on Land Values in Station Areas. ” Journal of Planning Education and Research,

Cervero, Robert

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Inferring ecological relationships from occupancy patterns for California Black Rails in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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Rail densities and population trends is a high researchresearch is focused on the secretive and rare California Black Rail (Rails, and for bonus lessons in fence-hopping, tick extraction and bagel-making. In many respects, this research

Richmond, Orien Manu Wright

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

A simulation study for designing a rail terminal in a container port  

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Rail terminals in port container terminals play an important role for transshipping containers between rail wagons and port container terminals. This paper addresses a case study for designing a new rail terminal which is planned to be constructed in ...

Byung Kwon Lee; Bong Joo Jung; Kap Hwan Kim; Soon Oh Park; Jeong Hoon Seo

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Investigation of the Mechanics of Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) and Methods to Improve the Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats  

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. Dersch, David A. Lange and Christopher P.L. Barkan Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (Rail in gross rail loads and cumulative freight tonnages on heavy haul railways, as well as increased interest. These improved designs are especially critical on joint heavy-haul freight and high-speed passenger rail

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

136

Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails [Laser Applications Laboratory] - Nuclear  

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Laser Glazing of Railroad Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Experimentation Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Overview Laser Oil & Gas Well Drilling Laser Heat Treatment Laser Welding of Metals On-line Monitoring Laser Beam Delivery Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails High Power Laser Beam Delivery Decontamination and Decommissioning Refractory Alloy Welding Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Laser Applications Laboratory Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails Project description: Laser glazing of rails. Category: Project with industrial partner (American Association of Railroads) Bookmark and Share

137

Refinery receipts of crude oil by rail, truck, and barge ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

While refinery receipts of crude by truck, rail, and barge remain a small percentage of total receipts, EIA's recently released Refinery Capacity ...

138

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Inspections Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections Subgroup Inspections Subgroup April 6, 2006 February 23, 2006 Draft January 24, 2006...

139

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup July 17, 2007 September 19, 2007 December 12, 2007 More...

140

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TRAGIS Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries TRAGIS Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup April 11, 2006 More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

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141

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup Draft Work Plan More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

142

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup March 30, 2006 February 15, 2006 Draft...

143

Nanostructure Formation and Carbides Dissolution in Rail Steel ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 1, 2002 ... Nanostructure Formation and Carbides Dissolution in Rail Steel Deformed by High Pressure Torsion by Yu.V. Ivanisenko, R.Z. Valiev, ...

144

Failure of railhead material of insulated rail joints.  

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??"Aim of this research is to examine the impact fatigue failure of the railhead of the IRJ [insulated rail joints] and determine actions that can… (more)

Mandal, Nirmal Kumar.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Draft Work Plan - February 4, 2008 More...

146

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup October 11, 2007 More...

147

High Speed Rail in Greece : methods for evaluating economic impacts.  

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??High Speed Rail is a mode that gains popularity every day. Many countries have such a network and others are on the way to adopting… (more)

Radopoulou, Stefania Christina

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Modelling of rail surface temperatures: a preliminary study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

distort causing tension cracks in cold weather and buckling in hot weather. ..... in modelled rail temperatures for the longest day when solar radiation effects.

149

Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened rail with molecular markers: origins, connectivity and demography of a recently-discovered population  

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4 RESEARCH ARTICLE Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened railResearch Station, Albany, California Taylor B (1998) Rails:

Girard, Philippe; Takekawa, John Y.; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

California black rails depend on irrigation-fed wetlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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ReSEARCH Article t California black rails depend onrails were discovered at the UC Sierra Foothill Research andblack rail detection, is in the UC Sierra Foothill Research

Richmond, Orien M. W.; Chen, Stephanie K.; Risk, Benjamin B.; Tecklin, Jerry; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

TEC/WG TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues Outlined in the WIPP Transportation Safety Planning & Implementation...

152

On the Flexible Connection of Rigid Double-Rail Track  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To facilitate the loading and discharging of rolling stocks for train ferries, a new type of flexible double-rail track was recently invented. The geometric relationship of bending parameters of the flexible track is studied theoretically. The formulation ... Keywords: Flexible connection, Rail transport, Railway, Intermodal transport, Train ferry

Xie Xinlian; Li Meng; Liu Shiyong; Wang Shaocheng

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

British Rail's InterCity 125 and 225  

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very advanced research on high-speed rail done mainly in theRail." Paper prepared for presentation at 1986 annual meeting of the Transportation Researchrail agency itself has to look after the trackwork. Although it is not the completein-house research/

Barnett, Roger

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Information analysis of rail track for predictive maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Track defects are deviation of actual from theoretical values of the tracks geometrical characteristics. Track defects are macroscopic and geometric in nature and are exclusively the consequence of train traffic. [5] Rail track maintenance in terms of ... Keywords: CURV, cant def, cross level, dipped left, gauge, predictive maintenance management, rail track geometry

R. B. Faiz; S. Singh

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Impact of Operational Practices on Rail Line Capacity: A Simulation Analysis  

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(AASHTO) predicts that freight rail service will increase 84% based on ton-miles by 2035 (1). In addition trains on certain freight rail corridors, as will commuter rail service in some metropolitan areasImpact of Operational Practices on Rail Line Capacity: A Simulation Analysis Mark Dingler1* , Yung

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

156

Offset-free rail-to-rail derandomizing peak detect-and-hold circuit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A peak detect-and-hold circuit eliminates errors introduced by conventional amplifiers, such as common-mode rejection and input voltage offset. The circuit includes an amplifier, three switches, a transistor, and a capacitor. During a detect-and-hold phase, a hold voltage at a non-inverting in put terminal of the amplifier tracks an input voltage signal and when a peak is reached, the transistor is switched off, thereby storing a peak voltage in the capacitor. During a readout phase, the circuit functions as a unity gain buffer, in which the voltage stored in the capacitor is provided as an output voltage. The circuit is able to sense signals rail-to-rail and can readily be modified to sense positive, negative, or peak-to-peak voltages. Derandomization may be achieved by using a plurality of peak detect-and-hold circuits electrically connected in parallel.

DeGeronimo, Gianluigi (Nesconset, NY); O'Connor, Paul (Bellport, NY); Kandasamy, Anand (Coram, NY)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Transportation in the Balance: A Comparative Analysis of Costs, User Revenues, and Subsidies for Highway, Air, and High Speed Rail Systems  

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1994. Vaca, Erin. Intercity Rail Ridership Forecasting andImplementation of High-Speed Rail in California. UniversityOffice. Intercity Passenger Rail: Financial and Operating

Chan, Evelyn; Kanafani, Adib; Canetti, Thomas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

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Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail,Heavy Rail and Air, University of California, Berkeley,of Passenger Transportation: Rail and Air Arpad Horvath,

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective  

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from the High-speed Rail, Korea Research Institute for Humanof High-Speed Rail, Korea Research Institute for Humanhigh-speed rail (Korea Railway Research Institute) Improving

Shin, Dong-Chun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

TEC Rail TG Summary_Atlanta  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 5-6, 2007 Atlanta, GA March 5-6, 2007 Atlanta, GA Rail Topic Group Alex Thrower began the meeting and welcomed all topic group participants and support contractor staff. Mr. Thrower established that the following issues and sub-topic group matters required further consideration and in some cases next steps needed to be planned. These include: Inspections Checklist Mr. Thrower requested that members submit their feedback on the items inspected during point of origin and en route inspections in the form of a short listing. Next steps involve: * Presenting the checklist to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) state managers in a preliminary format; * Discussions with DOT in regard to formatting the checklist; and * Development of a complete reference list to be placed onto blue cards to be used

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161

Robotics virtual rail system and method  

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A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

162

Taipei terminal rail station : casting an urban gateway  

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Access is a key issue in the design of railway stations. The evolution of the train station typology, has resulted in many types of stations based on the development of the stations' access. Since rail travel on a larger ...

Tsai, May Deanna

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

TransForum v31n1 - Rail Lubricant  

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RAIL LUBRICANT TECHNOLOGY GOES HIGH TECH "I ... have invented a new and useful improvement on locomotive-engines used on railroads and common roads by which inclined planes and...

164

Rail delivery of crude oil and petroleum products rising ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA Survey Forms › Facebook Twitter ... carrying about two-thirds of U.S. oil and petroleum products, but rail is on the rise. The Association of American Railroads ...

165

Novel monitoring system to diagnose rail track foundation problems  

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A low cost, remote monitoring system has been developed to diagnose rail track subgrade failures. The portable monitoring system consists of five liquid vertical settlement probes, one piezometer, a small data acquisition ...

Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Intercity passenger rail productivity in the Northeast Corridor : implications for the future of high-speed Rail  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ongoing discussion about the future implementation of high-speed rail (HSR) in the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is full of questions on the feasibility of HSR and the ability of Amtrak to implement it. Indeed, the introduction ...

Archila Téllez, Andrés Felipe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Planning for a regional rail system : analysis of high speed and high quality rail in the Basque region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this thesis is to provide guidance for regional rail network planning to achieve the maximum benefits in terms of economic growth, passenger satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. The hypothesis is ...

Lewis, Paul R. S. (Paul Robinson S.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

potential of defects in rail,? 5th Int. Railway Eng. ,and potential of guided wave rail inspection,? Insight, 44,Guided wave testing of rail,? Insight, 45, pp. 413-420. I.

Coccia, Stefano

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Air Pollution Impacts of Shifting San Pedro Bay Ports Freight from Truck to Rail in Southern California  

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Angeles. San Pedro Bay Ports Rail study update. 7. The Portnear-dock and off-dock rail yard locations. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe Port of Long Beach. Rail Master Planning study. 2002.

You, Soyoung Iris; Lee, Gunwoo; Ritchie, Stephen G.; Saphores, Jean-Daniel; Sangkapichai, Mana; Ayala, Roberto

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Capitalization of Transit Investments into Single-Family Home Prices: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the VancouverAdvancedLight Rail Transit System on Single-Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems John Lanchsof Five California Rail Transit Systems John Landis Subhra

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Zhang, Ming

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Rail versus truck fuel efficiency: The relative fuel efficiency of truck-competitive rail freight and truck operations compared in a range of corridors. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes the findings of a study to evaluate the fuel efficiency of rail freight operations relative to competing truckload service. The objective of the study was to identify the circumstances in which rail freight service offers a fuel efficiency advantage over alternative truckload options, and to estimate the fuel savings associated with using rail service. The findings are based on computer simulations of rail and truck freight movements between the same origins and destinations. The simulation input assumptions and data are based on actual rail and truck operations. Input data was provided by U.S. regional and Class I railroads and by large truck fleet operators.

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1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

The Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement: An Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On July 23,2002, the President of the United States signed into law a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating the Yucca Mountain site in Nye County, Nevada, for development as a geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. If the US. Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorizes construction of the repository and receipt and possession of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive at Yucca Mountain, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would be responsible for transporting these materials to the Yucca Mountain repository as part of its obligation under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part of the site recommendation decision included the analysis of a nation-wide shipping campaign to the proposed repository site. The ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (February 2002) (Repository EIS) evaluated the potential impacts of the transportation of 70,000 Metric Tons of Heavy Metal spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from 77 locations around the nation to the potential repository in Nevada over a 24 year shipping campaign. In the Repository EIS, DOE identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. In December 2003, based on public comments and the environmental analyses in the Repository EIS, DOE identified a preference for the Caliente rail corridor in Nevada. On April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on the Mode of Transportation and Nevada Rail Corridor for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. In this ROD, the DOE announced that it had decided to select the mostly rail scenario analyzed in the Repository EIS as the transportation mode both on a national basis and in the State of Nevada. Under the mostly rail scenario, the DOE would rely on a combination of rail, truck and possibly barge to transport to the repository site at Yucca Mountain up to 70,000 MTHM of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, with most of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste being transported by rail. This will ultimately require construction of a rail line in Nevada to the repository. In addition, the DOE has decided to select the Caliente rail corridor in which to examine potential alignments within which to construct that rail line. A corridor is a strip of land, approximately 400 meters (0.25 miles) wide, that encompasses one of several possible routes through which DOE could build a rail line. An alignment is the specific location of a rail line in a corridor, and would likely be 60 meters [200 feet] or less in width. Also on April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Alignment, Construction, and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV. In the Notice of Intent, the Department announced its intent to prepare a Rail Alignment EIS to assist in selecting a possible alignment for construction of a rail line that would connect the repository at Yucca Mountain to an existing main rail line in Nevada. The Rail Alignment EIS also would consider the potential construction and operation of a rail-to-truck intermodal transfer facility, proposed to be located at the confluence of an existing mainline railroad and a highway, to support legal-weight truck transportation until the rail system is fully operational. This corridor is approximately 513 kilometers (319 miles) long and would cost an estimated $880 million (2001 dollars). Should DOE decide to build the Caliente corridor, it may be the longest rail line built in the United States since the Transcontinental Railroad was constructed in 1869. Some of the challenges in building this rail corridor are steep grades (the corridor crosses over 7 mountain ranges), isolated terrain, possible tunnels, and stakeholder acceptance.

R. Sweeney

2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

173

Union Station, Tacoma, Washington : a design study for a surplus rail site  

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Recent technological changes in railroads, mergers, major shifts in urban land use patterns, and declining rail passenger travel has resulted in a surplus of urban rail lands. These lands represent a significant resource ...

Rhoads, Jeffrey David

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Technical and institutional priorities for enhancing rail/aviation cooperation for the future intercity passenger transportation  

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There are currently about 120 airport rail links existing or proposed to be constructed around the world. The growth in the number of airport rail links reflects the almost relentless growth in air travel and the associated ...

Shi, Dalong, 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

High-speed rail commuting in the United States : a case study in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High-speed rail (HSR) is primarily for intermediate distance intercity passenger travel. The concept of high-speed rail commuting is to provide short distance commuting transportation service on dedicated HSR, by sharing ...

Kasuya, Shuichi, 1972-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

I:\Archive\Projects - NUMBERED\8000\8400\8404 Rail Presentation\8404 Fernald Rail Status.prn.pdf  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

04.1 9/05 04.1 9/05 Fernald Closure Project Rail Status Fernald Closure Project Rail Status Dave Lojek DOE Fernald - Operable Unit 1 Project Manager Dave Lojek DOE Fernald - Operable Unit 1 Project Manager 8404.2 9/05 8404.3 9/05 8404.3 9/05 First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 54 Railcars As of Today: Unit trains shipped 158 Railcars shipped 9,380 Tons shipped 1,009,176 First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 54 Railcars As of Today: Unit trains shipped 158 Railcars shipped 9,380 Tons shipped 1,009,176 8404.4 9/05 8404.5 9/05 Disposal contract: June 1998 Two locomotives: June 1998 Four locomotives on site 135 railcars: August 1998 250 railcars in service Rail tender: April 1999 Disposal contract: June 1998 Two locomotives: June 1998 Four locomotives on site 135 railcars: August 1998 250 railcars in service

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Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary September 18th, 1997  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summary September 18th, 1997 Summary September 18th, 1997 Old Items (1) The OCRWM letter to FRA concerning the authority of states, tribes, and carriers was discussed; OCRWM is still awaiting FRA response. (2) Audrey Adamson (UETC) informed participants that the TEC/WG Planning Committee had discussed and approved TEC/WG membership for a representative from the FRA's State Rail Inspection Program. Ms. Adamson mentioned that this representative changes yearly, but that a representative would be included as a full member in the TEC/WG. (3) Evaluation results from the July, 1997 TEC/WG meeting in Albuquerque were briefly discussed, with the high marks given the rail panel by attendees duly noted. Ms. Adamson told the group that another panel addressing rail issues had been requested for the January, 1998

178

Proposed Work Scope for the Rail Topic Group  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Proposed Task Plan for TEC Rail Topic Group Status: Active DOE Leads: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of National Transportation, Jay Jones and Alex Thrower Start Date: September 22, 2005 Purpose: The purpose of the Transportation External Coordinating (TEC) Working Group's Rail Topic Group (RTG) is to provide stakeholder perspectives and feedback to the Office of National Transportation (ONT) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) regarding topics of common interest concerning operating practices, logistical constraints, and other rail- related issues affecting the development and deployment of a safe, secure, and efficient system for transporting spent fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a

179

Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis & Projections Analysis & Projections ‹ See all Coal Reports Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector Release Date: June 16, 2011 | Next Release Date: July 2012 | full report Introduction The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is releasing a series of estimated data based on the confidential, carload waybill sample obtained from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (Carload Waybill Sample). These estimated data represent a continuation of EIA's data and analysis products related to coal rail transportation. These estimated data also address a need expressed by EIA's customers for more detailed coal transportation rate data. Having accurate coal rail transportation rate data is important to understanding the price of electricity for two main reasons. First,

180

Turbine blade squealer tip rail with fence members  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A turbine blade includes an airfoil, a blade tip section, a squealer tip rail, and a plurality of chordally spaced fence members. The blade tip section includes a blade tip floor located at an end of the airfoil distal from the root. The blade tip floor includes a pressure side and a suction side joined together at chordally spaced apart leading and trailing edges of the airfoil. The squealer tip rail extends radially outwardly from the blade tip floor adjacent to the suction side and extends from a first location adjacent to the airfoil trailing edge to a second location adjacent to the airfoil leading edge. The fence members are located between the airfoil leading and trailing edges and extend radially outwardly from the blade tip floor and axially from the squealer tip rail toward the pressure side.

Little, David A

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Examinatal Study on Common Rail Diesel Engine for Multi-injection Strategies  

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Based on diesel engine equipped with common rail, the multi-injection strategies common rail diesel engine test bed is established with NI test system. In this test bed, the influences of optimized multi-injection strategies to diesel engine performances ... Keywords: common rail, diesel engine, multi-injection, emission

An Shijie; Chang Hanbao; Xu Hongjun

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Forecast and Analysis of the Effectiveness of Changsha Rail Transit Based on CA/GIS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rail transit as a modern, fast, mass transit system plays an important role in the evolution of transportation system and urban spatial structure. Therefore, the quantitative study of the effectiveness of urban rail transit has an important significance. ... Keywords: cellular automata, GIS, effectiveness of rail transit, predict, Changsha city

Pei-juan Zhu; Huai-yu Tian; Hong Xiao; Huan-kai Yu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT  

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT Kyle Bardo "...if all we do is super-impose high speed passenger rail on existing freight networks everyone in transporta- tion to emphasize rail and water transportation a little bit more than it's been

Illinois at Chicago, University of

184

Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the world due to the prominence of rail freight transportation and shared infrastructure between heavy haul and cumulative freight tonnages, coupled with increased development of high speed passenger rail, is placingProceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference JRC2013 April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

185

Rail Focused US DOTRITA Tier I University Transportation Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

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centuries. The efficiency of North American freight rail transport is a world leader, providing the nationRail Focused US DOT­RITA Tier I University Transportation Center University of Illinois at Urbana University Transportation Center (UTC) focused on rail transportation and funded by the U.S. Department

Entekhabi, Dara

186

1 Copyright 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME/ASCE/IEEE 2013 Joint Rail Conference  

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.L. Barkan. PhD University of Illinois Urbana, IL, USA ABSTRACT Long term demand for rail transportation demands for freight and passenger rail service, many of these single-track lines may need to be upgraded1 Copyright © 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME/ASCE/IEEE 2013 Joint Rail Conference JRC2013

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

187

ICC rail-rate proposal could peril coal switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New Interstate Commerce Commission guidelines allowing railroads to increase coal-freight rates as much as 15% above inflation could discourage industrial fuel substitution. Final guidelines will be published after the public-comment period. Dropping oil prices have already weakened industry interest in fuel switching. Rail costs already make up 25 to 60% of coal costs, and moves to deregulate rail freight will further raise costs where railroads have a monopoly. New legislation for a slurry pipeline could introduce competition if eminent domain issues are resolved. (DCK)

Betts, M.

1983-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

188

TEC/WG TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues Outlined in the WIPP Transportation Safety Planning & Implementation Guide (Version 1.0) Authors' Note: this document was developed for the Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG), a forum supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of exchanging information and views among organizations interested in DOE transportation issues. TEC/WG is not intended to and does not provide "consensus advice or recommendations," nor does it otherwise function as an "advisory committee," as those terms are defined and/or utilized in the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Overview The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Transportation External Coordination Working Group

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Identifying and Prioritizing Shared Rail Corridor Technical Challenges Brennan M. Caughron, M. Rapik Saat, Christopher P.L. Barkan  

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and effectively accommodate new passenger service while sustaining ongoing rail freight transportation efficiency. Rapik Saat, Christopher P.L. Barkan Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC), University and efficient passenger and freight service. Track structure and maintenance, rail line capacity, rolling stock

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

190

Live Operation Data Collection Optimization and Communication for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s Rail Test Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s Rail Test Center (i.e., DNDO’s RTC), port operation knowledge with flexible collection tools and technique are essential in both technology testing design and implementation intended for live operational settings. Increased contextual data, flexibility in procedures, and rapid availability of information are keys to addressing the challenges of optimization, validation, and analysis within live operational setting data collection. These concepts need to be integrated into technology testing designs, data collection, validation, and analysis processes. A modified data collection technique with a two phased live operation test method is proposed.

Gelston, Gariann M.

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

191

Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi regulated environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports on results obtained from the estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled-time series, cross section of Class I railroads for the period 1974-1986. An analysis is performed of short-run and long-run ...

Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Rail assembly for use in a radioactive environment  

SciTech Connect

An improved rail assembly and method of construction thereof is disclosed herein that is particularly adapted for use with a crane trolley in a hot cell environment which is exposed to airborne and liquidborne radioactive contaminants. The rail assembly is generally comprised of a support wall having an elongated, rail-housing recess having a floor, side wall and ceiling. The floor of the recess is defined at least in part by the load-bearing surface of a rail, and is substantially flat, level and crevice-free to facilitate the drainage of liquids out of the recess. The ceiling of the recess overhangs and thereby captures trolley wheels within the recess to prevent them from becoming dislodged from the recess during a seismic disturbance. Finally, the interior of the recess includes a power track having a slot for receiving a sliding electrical connector from the crane trolley. The power track is mounted in an upper corner of the recess with its connector-receiving groove oriented downwardly to facilitate the drainage of liquidborne contaminants and to discourage the collection of airborne contaminants within the track.

Watts, Ralph E. (Harrison, OH)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

High Speed Rail in Greece : methods for evaluating economic impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High Speed Rail is a mode that gains popularity every day. Many countries have such a network and others are on the way to adopting one. Greece, which is part of the European Union, is one of those countries that are looking ...

Radopoulou, Stefania Christina

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Employing transport layer multi-railing in cluster networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Building clusters from commodity off-the-shelf parts is a well-established technique for building inexpensive medium- to large-size computing clusters. Many commodity mid-range motherboards come with multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and the low ... Keywords: Cluster, Concurrent Multipath Transfer, MPI, Middleware, Multi-railing, Network interfaces, SCTP, TCP, Transport protocol

Brad Penoff; Humaira Kamal; Alan Wagner; Mike Tsai; Karol Mroz; Janardhan Iyengar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

COAL TRANSPORTATION - Volume 2: EASTERN RAIL/RIVER NETWORK  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The quality and cost of coal transportation services are an important part of utility coal switching costs under acid rain legislation. This report addresses the capabilities of the major eastern rail carriers to handle increasing volumes of Central Appalachian low-sulfur coal.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Market Profiles of Rail-Based Housing Projects in California  

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research, just lowering costs is not necessarilythe mosteffective wayof luring morepeopleto railresearch suggests that those interested in building apartments and condominiums near California’s railresearch has been conducted to date which confirms or alters these hypotheses on whotends to live in dense housing near rail

Cervero, Robert; Menotti, Val

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Getting back on track: The global rail revival  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This book focuses on arguements for reintroducing rail technologies in urban and suburban locations, stressing the importance of thinking in multimodal terms. Intermodal transport for freight and passengers provides options, flexibility, and uses each mode of transport to its best, most efficient, and economical advantage.

Lowe, M.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Satellite Detec*on of Truck & Rail NO2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Satellite Detec*on of Truck & Rail NO2 Erica Bickford Tracey Holloway Environment (SAGE) University of Wisconsin Madison #12;Freight and Air Quality 2 · Transporta*on is the largest source of NOx emissions. · Freight accounts for 33

Jacob, Daniel J.

199

Carrying freight on high-speed rail lines  

SciTech Connect

Under the current economic climate it is expected that any new high-speed rail line in the US would be constructed as a public/private partnership, requiring substantial private investment, and thus the expectation of reasonable profits. To date, proposed high-speed rail lines have failed to attract sufficient investment to create any new starts, in great part due to the conclusion that these systems would not likely cover their capital and operating costs and also provide reasonable profit for investors. Studies of the economic potential of US high-speed rail lines have commonly considered them as passenger carriers only, depending solely on ridership as a source of revenue. Yet is likely that significant revenue potential exists for carrying higher value freight as well--perhaps enough to substantially improve the economic viability of certain high-speed operations. Some basic technical aspects of carrying freight on high-speed rail lines are presented, along with an analysis to estimate the quantity of freight that may be technically practical, and thus potentially economically viable, for a high-speed train to carry.

Plotkin, D. [Army Construction Engineering Research Lab., Champaign, IL (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

The Rail Technology Unit Opportunities for Improving Interfaces between  

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, Overhead, Loading, Inspection, Maintenance V - I Interaction Signaling, Loading & Unloading, Pantograph VAMPIRE Finite Element etc NUCARS Name of Tool Introductio n Inputs Output s Contac Comments+Rail Profiles Wheel data Vehicle data Substructure data Tools Structure impact vampire Mini-prof Clear Route #12

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201

Energy study of rail passenger transportation. Volume 1. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The results and conclusions of the study by SRI treats the following topics: physical assets and services of rail passenger systems; energy demands and intensities; roles of local institutions; the industry future; and the role of the Federal government. Data reported were collected in 1976 and 1977, and in most cases, cover calendar year 1975.

Henderson, C.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Vehicle-track-underground modeling of rail induced wave propagation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A moving rail vehicle may cause propagating waves to the surroundings potentially leading to detrimental effects for the track construction, nuisances for the surroundings and interference with delicate electronic equipment. A full computational model ... Keywords: Finite element analysis, Rigid body dynamics, Vibrations

Håkan Lane; Torbjörn Ekevid; Per Kettil; Chun Yuen Ching; Nils-Erik Wiberg

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Tradeoff between Efficiency and Melting for a High-Performance Electromagnetic Rail Gun  

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We estimate the temperature distribution in the rails of an electromagnetic rail gun (EMG) due to the confinement of the current in a narrow surface layer resulting from the skin effect. In order to obtain analytic results, we assume a simple geometry for the rails, an electromagnetic skin effect boundary edge that propagates with the accelerating armature, and a current carrying channel controlled by magnetic field diffusion into the rails. We compute the temperature distribution in the rails at the time that the armature leaves the rails. For the range of exit velocities, from 1500 m/s to 5000 m/s, we find the highest temperatures are near the gun breech. After a single gun firing, the temperature reaches the melting temperature of the metal rails in a layer of finite thickness near the surface of the rails, for rails made of copper or tantalum. We plot the thickness of the melt layer as a function of position along the rails. In all cases, the thickness of the melt layer increases with gun velocity, making damage to the gun rails more likely at higher velocity. We also calculate the efficiency of the EMG as a function of gun velocity and find that the efficiency increases with increasing velocity, but only if the length of the gun is sufficiently long. The thickness of the melted layer also decreases with increasing rail length. Therefore, there is a tradeoff: for rails of sufficient length, the gun efficiency increases with increasing velocity but the melted layer thickness in the rails also increases.

William C. McCorkle; Thomas B. Bahder

2008-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

204

Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES * Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel shipping container characteristics and shipping practices * Gain understanding of how the NNPP escorts who accompany the spent fuel shipments will interact with civilian emergency services representatives g y p * Allow civilian emergency services agencies the opportunity to evaluate their response to a pp y p simulated accident * Gain understanding of how the communications links that would be activated in an accident involving a Naval spent fuel shipment would work 1 NTSF May 11 ACCIDENT EXERCISE TYPICAL TIMELINE * Conceptual/Organizational Meeting - April 6 E R T i d it t t d TYPICAL TIMELINE

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Current situation: US tests under way. [High Speed Rail Transportation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Though US high-speed rail (HSR) activity is picking up, the technology is much farther advanced in Europe and Japan. Several HSR projects have been proposed for various parts of the country, but nearly all remain in the early developmental stages. The closest equivalent to regular high-speed rail service in the US still is provided by the Amtrak Metroliners running between New York and Washington. In late January, Amtrak began a three-month trial of a Swedish-built X2000 train on the New York-Washington run. Popularly known as the [open quotes]tilt train,[close quotes] it has a computer-guided suspension system that permits higher speeds on curves. The system enables trains to bank on curves, much as racing cars do, thus minimizing the queasiness that centrifugal force can cause. Passengers report feeling little or no discomfort when the X2000 tilts.

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1993-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

206

Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The opposed segmented rail circuit is either a plurality of similar conductive coils that are shorted, or a plurality of ladders formed of opposed conductive bars connected by a plurality of spaced conductors. In each embodiment, the conductors are preferably cables formed from a plurality of intertwined insulated wires to carry current evenly.

Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM); Cowan, Jr., Maynard (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Rail Yard Switcher Locomotive Electrification — Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to identify opportunities, benefits, and challenges to the adoption of electric switcher locomotive technology within rail yards. The study uses public and industry data to evaluate the potential energy, atmospheric emissions, and economic impacts of electric switcher locomotive technology. An engineering model compares energy requirements of electric locomotives with their conventional diesel counterparts. Emissions impacts are estimated using energy consumption and emiss...

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

208

Guard Rail Detection Using Radar and Vision Data Fusion  

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This paper describes a method for detecting guard rails fusing radar and vision data in order to improve and speed-up vehicle detection algorithms. The method is based on the search for uninterrupted oblique lines that cross an interest area. The interest area is dinamically indicated by a radar sensor. A method to manage overlapping areas is also described. The method's efficiency, both in terms of time saving and correct detection rate, is numerically shown.

For Vehicle Detection; Alberto Broggi; Pietro Cerri; Fabio Oleari; Marco Paterlini

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of6 I.3. High-Speed RailOperating High-Speed Rail .. 22 VI. Impact on Regional

Shin, Dong-Chun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Rail delivery of U.S. oil and petroleum products continues ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... the United States is relying ... up 48% from the same period in 2012, ... moved by rail compares with the 7.2 million barrels of crude oil the ...

211

The influence of Nb on the rare earth heavy rail steel mechanical ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Micro-alloying through the additions of Nb or rare earth (RE) elements has been proved to be efficient to enhance the strength and corrosion resistance of rail ...

212

New Rail Steels for the 21st Century - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first phase of the work was to carefully characterize the existing rail steels in terms of interlamellar spacing, cleanliness and pro-eutectoid cementite.

213

Optimization of Thermal Cycle for Rails with Respect to the Wear ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Optimization of Thermal Cycle for Rails with Respect to the Wear ... A Hybrid Model on Low Energy Ion Beam Processing Leading to Phase ...

214

Recommendation on Using Rail Transport for Moving Waste (09/19...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

One intermodal train can haul the same amount as approximately 280 trucks. Rail freight transportation incurs about 12 percent of the fatalities and 6 percent of the...

215

Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air v.2  

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J,N,AE,AO Tracks & Stations Rail Trains N N,X,AO F,H,J,N,P,Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, V47, N563, p373,2005. [FTA 2006] U.S. Non-Rail Vehicle Market Viability

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Update Presentation to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents  

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Mall and Knoll · Internal Campus street connections · New traffic lights/reprogramming of existing1 Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Update Presentation to the University of Minnesota Board northerly Light Rail Transit alignment over the existing # 9 railroad bridge that provides for excellent

Amin, S. Massoud

217

Rails Beyond Coal The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rails Beyond Coal ­ The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age AB) /perishables/others/Coal? Exports ­ "legs"? #12;UNCERTAIN Paper Ethanol Export Coal! Rail Intermediate term volume prospects ABOVE GDP BELOW GD Domestic Coal (?) ABOVE GDP Intermodal/Domestic (++) Intermodal

Bustamante, Fabián E.

218

Transient characteristics analysis based-on circuit models for a high-speed rail system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main purpose of this study is to analyze the current leakage of the power grid due to the change in speed of high-speed rail (HSR). First, using PSIM software as the fundamental basis, this study constructed an overall HSR circuit-based model system, ... Keywords: Scott transformer, high-speed rail system, leakage current, transient behavior

Kuei-Hsiang Chao; Pi-Yun Chen; Chun-Hsin Cheng

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Design of a Pulse Forming Network to Launch an Object Using Rail-Gun  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper aims in the development of a Pulse Forming Network to feed energy to the rail-gun. The ultimate objective is to create a prototype of a pulse forming network that will act as a supply to the rail-gun.

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PASSENGER RAIL CAR EGRESS – TRB WORKSHOP SUMMARY The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

exploring how to enhance regulations that address the safe, timely, and effective emergency evacuation of occupants from passenger rail vehicles in various emergency scenarios. Several evacuation concepts, strategies, and techniques are currently being investigated and evaluated for applicability to U.S. passenger rail cars. FRA sponsored a Human Factors Workshop related to passenger train emergency egress on

Office Of Railroad Policy; Development Is

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Archila, Sakamoto, Fearing, and Sussman 1 PRODUCTIVITY OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Archila, Sakamoto, Fearing, and Sussman 1 PRODUCTIVITY OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN rail transportation in the NEC experienced considerable yet highly volatile23 productivity growth 12 For presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board13 14 November 14

Entekhabi, Dara

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Investigation of Potential Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration Mechanisms: Cavitation Erosion and Hydraulic Pressure Cracking  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Investigation of Potential Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration Mechanisms: Cavitation Erosion and Hydraulic Pressure Cracking 10-2411 Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Submitted: November 15-2411 1 ABSTRACT Rail seat deterioration (RSD) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Investigating the Role of Moisture in Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Investigating the Role of Moisture in Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration Proceedings of the 2009 ABSTRACT Rail seat deterioration (RSD) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance on North American freight railroads. Currently, the causes and mechanics of RSD are not sufficiently understood

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

224

An Exact Solution Procedure for Determining the Optimal Dispatching Times for Complex Rail Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in an optimal way is an important research issue in rail freight transportation. In this paper, we propose a new train service in order to compete with alternative modes of freight transportation. To achieve this1 An Exact Solution Procedure for Determining the Optimal Dispatching Times for Complex Rail

Dessouky, Maged

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sions (EC) directives have both legally and functionally separated rail operations from infrastructure ownership and management, the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cooperation in Multicarrier, International Rail-Based Intermodal Freight Transport April Kuo, Elise Miller increases in rail freight traffic could be expected for new services coupled with various technological for the collaborative operation of international rail-based intermodal freight services by multiple carriers

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Relationship Building with Freight Railroads Critical to Support Intercity Passenger Rail Development B.A., Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois, 2010  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Relationship Building with Freight Railroads Critical to Support Intercity Passenger Rail: Setting Roles 19 2.6 Saving American Freight Rail 22 2.7 The Staggers Act 23 2.8 Defining the Modern.9 Freight Rail Service Types: Manifest vs. Unit 37 3.10 Summary 39 4. SHARED USE POLICY, PLANNING

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Microsoft Word - Summary of Rail Comparison for Topic Group 7-1-02.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7/1/2002 7/1/2002 1 Summary of the TEC Working Group Rail Topic Group report entitled "Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison" In 1999, the Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working Group developed a report entitled the "TEC/WG Transportation Safety Rail Comparison" to provide summary information to TEC participants concerning operational approaches, for rail transport in addressing a variety of transportation issues, objectives, approaches and procedures arising from the shipment of Department of Energy (DOE)-owned radioactive materials. This document resulted from numerous conference calls and face-to-face meetings involving participants in the group representing the rail industry, the regulatory community, federal managers, research groups, and

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Impact of Spatial Filtering on the Least Cost Path Method: Selecting a High-Speed Rail Route for Ohio's 3-C Corridor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the face of renewed interest in High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects, Ohio is one of several states seeking federal funding to relieve pressure on aging, overburdened highway infrastructure by constructing passenger rail routes between major cities. This ... Keywords: 3-C Corridor, High-Speed Rail, Least Cost Path, Ohio Hub Project, Rail Routing

Amy E. Rock; Amanda Mullett; Saad Algharib; Jared Schaffer; Jay Lee

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of the T6 bridge rail system using LS-DYNA3D  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Full-scale crash testing currently the primary means of evaluating trustworthiness of roadside safety structures, such as bridge rails. However, explicit finite element analysis is rapidly becoming a feasible alternative and offers several advantages to the designer. Over the past ten years, FHWA has supported research involving use of the explicit code LS-DYNA3D for analytical simulation of vehicular impacts of roadside safety systems. Consequently, the goals of this research were the development of a finite element model of the TxDOT T6 bridge rail system using LS-DYNA3D and validation of simulation results against recorded data from full-scale crash testing. The process of modeling the T6 system was a conglomeration of efforts to accurately represent the various components and approximations to reduce the required computational time. When feasible, material testing was conducted to obtain input values for material definitions. The focus of the research approach was to validate subsystem models, primarily the post-base-weld assembly, against TTI test data prior to assembling the entire T6 model. Sections of the T6 installation located outside the impact region and various connections were represented using approximate modeling techniques. Because no test data existed, explicit models of these components were created solely to calibrate simplified models. Also, most initial simulations utilized rigid impactors to evaluate the response of the finite element models. To evaluate the accuracy of the T6 model, a 2000-kg truck model was obtained from the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC). Impact conditions of the final simulation were based on TTI full-scale crash test 418048-03. Simulation results were compared both qualitatively and quantitatively with recorded data from a full-scale crash test conducted by TTI. Evaluation criteria, such as the overhead vehicle trajectory, deformation of the vehicle and the T6 system, transverse deflections, and the velocity time history of the vehicle, correlated well. However, the exit angle and amount of rolling experienced by the vehicle did not reflect results of the experimental test. It was concluded that the research objective was accomplished within the limitations of LS-DYNA3D'S fillet weld definition, the inability to model reinforced concrete, and the mass distribution of the NCAC truck model.

Hamilton, Mark Edward

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bus Rapid Transit Impacts on Land Uses and Land Values in Seoul, Korea  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

empirical research Studies of San on rail investments andOur research results are consistent with those on rail-

Cervero, Robert; Kang, Chang Deok

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Topic Group Meeting Summary Wednesday January 20, 1999  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wednesday January 20, 1999 Wednesday January 20, 1999 Winter 1999 Meeting · Radisson-Riverwalk Hotel · Jacksonville Meeting Participants/Affiliations: John Allen/TRB Hazmat Committee Mike Butler/UETC Sandy Covi/Union Pacific Railroad Herman Cunningham/Wisconsin Central Ltd. Railroad Ray English/U.S. DOE, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Robert Fronczak/American Association of Railroads Daren Gilbert/FRA State Rail Safety Program Managers Thomas Lange/State of Missouri, DNR John Lay/U.S. DOT, FRA Swenam Lee/U.S. DOE, FETC William Lemeshewsky/U.S. DOE, OCRWM Brady Lester/U.S. DOE/ORNL Bob Rader/U.S. DOT, FRA Carlisle Smith/Ohio Public Utilities Commission Ralph Smith/U.S. DOE, Carlsbad Area Office David Snyder/U.S. DOT, FRA Uldis Vanags/NE HLRW Task Force James Williams/Planning

232

Standard practice for determining rail-to-Earth resistance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1.1 This practice covers the procedures necessary to follow for measuring resistance-to-earth of the running rails which are used as the conductors for returning the train operating current to the substation in electric mass transit systems. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Reducing the environmental impact of road and rail vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methods have been developed to measure in situ the dynamic impact of both road and rail vehicles on the infrastructure and the environment. The resulting data sets have been analysed to quantify the environmental impacts in a transparent manner across both modes. A primary concern is that a small number of vehicles are being operated outside safe or regulatory limits which can have a disproportionate large impact. The analysis enables the various impacts to be ranked across both modes so enabling one to discern the benefits of intermodal transport. The impact of various policy options is considered and how to identify vehicles which can be classified as environmentally friendly. This would require European agreement as many heavy goods vehicle operate across country borders.

Mayer, R.M., E-mail: r.m.mayer@reading.ac.uk [Sciotech Projects, Sciotech Office, Engineering Building, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AY (United Kingdom); Poulikakos, L.D., E-mail: lily.poulikakos@empa.ch [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Lees, A.R., E-mail: Andy.Lees@dft.gsi.gov.uk [Department for Transport, Statistics Roads Division, Gt. Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR (United Kingdom); Heutschi, K., E-mail: kurt.heutschi@empa.ch [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Kalivoda, M.T., E-mail: kalivoda@psia.at [psiA-Consult GmbH, Lastenstrasse 38/1, A-1230 Vienna (Austria); Soltic, P., E-mail: patrik.soltic@empa.ch [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

234

Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A steering system for use with a multiple vehicle train permits tracking without rails of one vehicle after another. This system is particularly useful for moving conveyor systems into and out of curved paths of room and pillar underground mine installations. The steering system features an elongated steering bar pivotally connected to each of adjacent vehicles at end portions of the bar permitting angular orientation of each vehicle in respect to the steering bar and other vehicles. Each end portion of the steering bar is linked to the near pair of vehicle wheels through wheel yoke pivot arms about king pin type pivots. Movement of the steering bar about its pivotal connection provides proportional turning of the wheels to effect steering and tracking of one vehicle following another in both forward and reverse directions.

Voight, Edward T. (Worthington, OH)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Improved performance of railcar/rail truck interface components  

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The objective of this research is to improve the railcar/rail truck interface by developing a low maintenance bearing interface with a favorable friction coefficient. Friction and wear at the center bowl/center plate bearing interface cause high turning moments around curved track, wear of truck components, and increased detrimental dynamic effects. The recommended improvement of the rail truck interface is a set of two steel inserts, one concave and one convex, that can be retrofit to center bowls/center plates. The insert geometry addresses concerns about maintaining favorable pressure distribution on existing components, minimizing overall height increase to accommodate existing infrastructure, and retaining railcar stability. The stability of the railcar upon the design inserts has been ensured when the instantaneous center of rotation of the railcar body is above the railcar center of gravity. The damping ratio provided by the frictional moment within center bowl is 240 and eliminates the possibility of dynamic amplification. Using a 90 inch radius of curvature ensures stability and requires a 0.5 inch diameter reduction of the existing center plate for a gap of 1/16 inch. The increase in railcar height for the specific design is 0.71 inches which can be absorbed by either grinding of the center plate or new manufacturing dimensions. The design is feasible for small travel values corresponding to small vertical gaps at the side bearings. In addition to geometry alterations, the bearing surfaces are coated with a protective metallic layer. The literature suggests that optimum friction coefficients between bearing elements in the center bowl/center plate interface may reduce turning moments of the truck, wear of truck components, and detrimental dynamic effects such as hunting. Axial-torsional tests determined friction coefficient estimates and wear properties for a matrix of various metallic protective coatings and steel. Tungsten carbide-cobalt-chrome has a favorable coefficient of 0.3 under standard center bowl/center plate contact conditions.

Story, Brett Alan

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants Establish Contact Information with Railroads Officials Field Review of each Railroad's Physical and Operational Infrastructure Facilitate Upgrades to Meet Safe Acceptable Standards Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel More Documents & Publications TEC Meeting Summaries - February 2008 Presentations TEC Meeting Summaries - July 2007 Presentations TEC Meeting Summaries - September 2006

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Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Agency/Company /Organization: International Union of Railways Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Baseline projection, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Technical report Website: www.uic.org/etf/publication/publication-detail.php?code_pub=515 Cost: Free Language: English Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Screenshot References: UIOR[1] "Transport brings enormous benefits to society through access and mobility, but it also has many external costs, including its contribution to climate change. Transport has a key role to play within solutions to climate change

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DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail August 5, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis Department Approves Project Baseline and Obtains Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nod WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reaffirmed its prior decision to relocate mill tailings predominantly by rail from the former uranium-ore processing site near Moab, Utah, 30 miles north to Crescent Junction, Utah. As determined previously, oversized material that is not practical to be sized to fit into the containers will be transported by truck. "After evaluating the alternatives for safely transporting the mill tailings from Moab and considering input received from citizens in the Moab community and surrounding areas, DOE has decided to ship the tailings using

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Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor  

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Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line for commuter rail service. In addition the Grand Junction ...

Bockelie, Adam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial impacts of and financing methods for high-speed rail in Portugal  

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High-speed rail (HSR) becomes a very hot topic recently when all Portugal, the United Stated, China, Japan, Spain, etc. are ambitious in building their HSR systems. Although HSR is expected to shrink the temporal distance ...

Huang, Teng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. rail carloads of coal in first quarter of 2012 lowest ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Total U.S. carloads of coal by rail during the first quarter of 2012 fell to 1.55 million carloads, the lowest level for any quarter since the ...

242

Shaping time light and movement : a modern rail station for Boston  

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After a century of neglect, due to investment in worldwide road construction and enlargements of airports, there is a renewed incentive to revive rail travel within the continental US. This motivation is derived from both ...

Lin, Juintow, 1973-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Cooled electronic system with thermal spreaders coupling electronics cards to cold rails  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Liquid-cooled electronic systems are provided which include an electronic assembly having an electronics card and a socket with a latch at one end. The latch facilitates securing of the card within the socket or removal of the card from the socket. A liquid-cooled cold rail is disposed at the one end of the socket, and a thermal spreader couples the electronics card to the cold rail. The thermal spreader includes first and second thermal transfer plates coupled to first and second surfaces on opposite sides of the card, and thermally conductive extensions extending from end edges of the plates, which couple the respective transfer plates to the liquid-cooled cold rail. The thermally conductive extensions are disposed to the sides of the latch, and the card is securable within or removable from the socket using the latch without removing the cold rail or the thermal spreader.

Chainer, Timothy J; Gaynes, Michael A; Graybill, David P; Iyengar, Madhusudan K; Kamath, Vinod; Kochuparambil, Bejoy J; Schmidt, Roger R; Schultz, Mark D; Simco, Daniel P; Steinke, Mark E

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call 5_17_07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DRAFT DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Alex Thrower (RW) Members: Jane Beetem...

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Plans for Crash-Tested Bridge Railings for Longitudinal Wood Decks on Low-Volume Roads  

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The plans for crashworthy bridge railings for low-volume roads were developed through a cooperative research program involving the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL); the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

United States; Forest Service; Michael A. Ritter; Ronald K. Faller; Steve Bunnell; Paula D. Hilbrich Lee; Barry T. Rosson Abstract

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail deliveries of oil and petroleum products up 38% in first ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA Survey Forms › Facebook Twitter ... Rail deliveries of crude oil and petroleum products in June alone jumped 51% to 42,000 tanker cars from a year earlier to an ...

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The relationship between rail transit ridership and built environment and transportation system  

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Public transportation is an effective tool to tackle many urban transportation problems. Due to its higher capacity and reliability, rail transit often serves as the main means to connect major trip origins and destinations ...

Chen, Szu-han

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

High Speed and Highly Testable Parallel Two-Rail Code Checker  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this article we propose a high speed and highly testable parallel two-rail code checker, which features a compact structure and is Totally-Self-Checking or Strongly Code-Disjoint with respect to a wide set of realistic faults. The proposed checker is also particularly suitable to implement embedded two-rail code checkers, as it requires only two input codewords for fault detection. Our checker can be employed to check the correct operation of a connected functional block using the two-rail code, to implement the output two-rail code checker of "normal" checkers for unordered codes, or to join together the error messages produced by various checkers (possibly using different codes) present within the same self-checking system. The behavior of our checker has been verified by means of electrical level simulations (performed using HSPICE), considering both nominal values and statistical variations of electrical parameters.

Martin Omana Daniele; Daniele Rossi; Cecilia Metra

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Shock and vibration environments encountered during normal rail transportation of heavy cargo  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study was conducted to obtain vibration and superimposed shock data during normal rail shipment of heavy cargo. The data were obtained during a regularly scheduled rail shipment of a 45-tonne (50-ton) cargo which consisted of an empty spent-fuel container, its supporting structure, and associated hoisting devices. The shipment was made over rail lines which are operated by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company between Denver, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The instrumented rail car was equipped with 0.38-m (15-in.) hydraulic end-of-car coupling devices. The 99 percentile levels of vibration acceleration amplitudes and single degree-of-freedom superimposed shock response spectra for the longitudinal, transverse, and vertical axes are presented.

Magnuson, C.F.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Low cost monitoring system to diagnose problematic rail bed : case study of Mud Pumping Site  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes the development of low cost sensors and wireless sensor network (WSN) platform aimed at characterizing problematic rail beds (subgrade). The instrumentations are installed at a busy high-speed Northeast ...

Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail August 5, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis Department Approves Project Baseline and Obtains Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nod WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reaffirmed its prior decision to relocate mill tailings predominantly by rail from the former uranium-ore processing site near Moab, Utah, 30 miles north to Crescent Junction, Utah. As determined previously, oversized material that is not practical to be sized to fit into the containers will be transported by truck. "After evaluating the alternatives for safely transporting the mill tailings from Moab and considering input received from citizens in the Moab community and surrounding areas, DOE has decided to ship the tailings using

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Railroad impact study: 63 rail-line segments in South Dakota  

SciTech Connect

The primary concern of the study (in 2 volumes) was the trade area served by a rail line. The trade area was determined on the assumption that a farmer will haul his grain to the nearest elevator located on a railroad line. The basic approach in this study has been to measure potential demand for rail transportation, not to analyze the traffic data accumulated in the recent past. The first five chapters give the summaries for the entire state of South Dakota. The rail-line segments have been revised and recorded to comply as nearly as possible, with that, used by the various railroad companies. Some railroad data were made available for this study to provide a basis for estimating the rail potential in the major cities of South Dakota.

Poth, L.A.; Peterson, J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN AND SURROUNDING THE CALIENTE RAIL CORRIDOR, NEVADA  

SciTech Connect

The purpose for agency action is to preclude surface entry and the location of new mining claims, subject to valid existing rights, within and surrounding the Caliente rail corridor as described in the Yucca Mountain FEIS (DOE 2002). This protective measure is needed to enhance the safe, efficient, and uninterrupted evaluation of land areas for potential rail alignments within the Caliente rail corridor. The evaluation will assist the DOE in determining, through the Rail Alignment environmental impact statement (EIS) process, whether to construct a branch rail line, and to provide support to the BLM in deciding whether or not to reserve a ROW for the rail line under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). The BLM participated as a cooperating agency in preparing this EA because it is the responsible land manager and BLM staff could contribute resource specific expertise.

DOE

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Arizona Baseball College World Series Champions 2012 Modern Streetcar at  

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................................................................................................................... 3 Building Renewal Formula/Application Allocation................................................................. 5 Action Plan to Address Deferred Maintenance in FY 2013 CAPITAL ALLOCATIONS FOR FY 2012 AND FY 2013 Main Campus AHSC Total Budgeted Sources of Funds FY12 FY13 FY

Utzinger, Urs

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Current Status and Potential Impacts Regarding the Proposed Development of a Rail Line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides a description of the current status regarding the proposed development of a rail line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, Southern Nevada, which includes potential impacts analyzed during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and the subsequent creation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rail line. Potential impacts are addressed within the context of impacts to natural and human environmental resources found within the geographic area of the proposed federal project. Potential impacts to these resources have been fully analyzed in the Rail Alignment Draft EIS (DEIS). This paper includes a summary of the potential impacts analyzed in the DEIS. Examples of potential impacts include land use conflicts, air quality, water use, and impacts to biological and cultural resources, among others. In conclusion: Based on its obligations under the NWPA and its decision to select the mostly rail scenario for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, DOE needs to ship these materials by rail in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. DOE prepared the Rail Alignment EIS to provide the background, data, information, and analyses to help decision makers and the public understand the potential environmental impacts that could result from constructing and operating a railroad for shipment of spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing rail line in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. This railroad would consist of a rail line, railroad operations support facilities, and other related infrastructure. DOE will use the Rail Alignment EIS to decide whether to construct and operate the proposed railroad, and if so, to: - Select a rail alignment (Caliente rail alignment or Mina rail alignment) in which to construct the railroad; - Select the common segments and alternative segments within either a Caliente rail alignment or a Mina rail alignment. The Department would use the selected common segments and alternative segments to identify the public lands to be included in right-of-way applications; - Decide where to construct proposed railroad operations support facilities; - Decide whether to restrict use of the rail line to DOE trains, or whether to allow commercial shippers to operate over the rail line; and - Determine what mitigation measures to implement. (authors)

Lanthrum, G. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Gunnerson, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and evaluation of the combined loading modification to the V-notched rail shear test method for composite laminates.  

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??The objective of this research was to determine what modifications would be most effective in improving the loading capacity of the V-Notched Rail Shear test… (more)

Johnson, Jeffrey Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Quality of rail passenger experience: the direct and spillover effects of crowding on individual well-being and organisational behaviour.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The challenge of rail passenger crowding has not been fully addressed in the scientific literature. This thesis describes a research work aimed at (1) investigating… (more)

Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An error was discovered in the original Table 1 of this study. Notably, the Inclusive terms for the upper-nest model were incorrectly calculated thus the theta terms were in error. This revised working paper corrects this error. Also, the corrected upper nest model has a slightly different specification than originally shown in Table 1 in order to satisfy the condition that the theta values lie between 0 and 1. Some additional text is added to the original working paper regarding the new upper level model, however none of the substantive findings or conclusions of the research change as a result. The additional variables added to the upper nest model reveal that low automobile ownership levels tended to be associated with transit-oriented living. We acknowledge that automobile ownership likely both influences and is influenced by transit-oriented living, thus the coefficient on the automobile ownership variables could be subject to endogeneity bias. The revised equation also shows that controlling for other variables in the equation, having individuals 55 years of age and above in a household reduced the likelihood of living near transit. It is also noted that the estimated coefficients in the lower nest binomial logit models for predicting rail commuting (shown in the right-hand

Robert Cervero; Michael Duncan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Rail transportation of coal-water slurry fuels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In view of the anticipated near-term appearance of commercial coal-water slurry (CWS) fuels, least-cost modes of their transportation should be considered now. Unlike dilute pipeline transport slurries (typically 50 percent solids) a CWS fuel is a stable, highly-loaded (typically 70 percent or more solids) with vastly different rheological properties. The high solids loading and stabilization against settling produce effective viscosities one or more orders of magnitude greater than those of dilute slurries. Pipeline transportation of such fuels for more than a few miles thus becomes economically unattractive. In the future, further physical refinement or slight dilution of CWS fuels may permit long-range transmission by slurry pipeline once they become available. In the meantime, distribution of these fuels to serve widely dispersed industrial users will be accomplished by barge or rail. In the latter case the high flow-friction characteristics will preclude use of the unit ''Tank Train'' system designed for loading and unloading via a single connection at high rates of flow. This limitation does not rule out assembly of unit trains of individually-loaded tank cars if desired. The optimum location of CWS fuel plants relative to mine-mouth coal preparation plants and/or pipeline terminals will require modeling of multi-mode transportation networks in order to determine the least-cost combination for serving the needs of industrial as well as utility CWS users.

Green, L.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers represents a significant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

step in the continuous improvement of rail safety in Australia. Approved by the Australian Transport Council (ATC) in April 2004, this is the first time all States and Territories have adopted a common system of health assessment arrangements for rail safety workers. Such national consistency will help rail organisations to operate more efficiently within and across State and Territory boundaries. The National Standard will also benefit rail safety workers by helping them maintain sound health and fitness, and will provide for equity and portability of medical certification. The Standard adopts a risk management approach and reflects contemporary medical knowledge as well as changes in societal values. It is the result of extensive research and input from a very wide range of government, industry and medical stakeholders. The Standard keeps pace with advances in medical knowledge and current understanding of the impact of certain health conditions on safe working performance and addresses the deficiencies identified in recent rail safety investigations. Contemporary anti-discrimination and privacy principles now legislated in all Australian States and Territories have also been taken into account.

unknown authors

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flows of selected hazardous materials by rail. Final report for Sep 87-Apr 91  

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The report is a review of hazardous materials rail traffic in the continental United States. It focuses on the year 1986, a relatively typical recent year in which an estimated total of 1,477 million net tons of freight was moved by rail. Of this, 63 million net tons, or four percent of the total, were hazardous materials. The report is designed to characterize the flow of selected hazardous materials and show their geographical distribution. It focusses on materials that (1) have large tonnages moving by rail, such as Products of Refining, (2) are regarded as especially dangerous, such as Products That May Be Toxic by Inhalation, or (3) have been recently designated as hazardous materials, such as molten or liquid sulphur. Its scope includes national, state and Business Economic Areas (BEAs) rail traffic. The purpose of the report is to help those in government and industry who are interested in the flows of hazardous materials see how these materials are geographically distributed by rail.

Beier, F.; Church, R.; Zebe, P.; Frev, J.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth's Climate and Some Basic 1.1 One of the Greatest Crimes of the 20th  

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of their legislative triumphs was to get a federal tax on gasoline dedicated exclusively to road construction, without Century What was this crime? "...In 1949 a federal jury convicted GM (General Motors), Standard Oil to be electric-powered trolleys (also called streetcars, or light rail) in Los Angeles, before General Motors

Russo, Bernard

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Shipper Preferences Suggest Strong Mistrust of Rail: The First SP Carrier Choice Survey for the Quebec City -  

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increased mode share by rail as a way to reduce transportation emissions. To understand whether freight mode considered to reduce them in freight transportation is to increase the proportion of freight transported by rail rather than road. Evaluating the potential for government policy to be used to move more freight

Bierlaire, Michel

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Estimating flow times for containerized imports from Asia to the United States through the Western rail network  

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terminal Intemodal freight transport Containerized import Queuing a b s t r a c t Queuing models for estimating transit times through large, general freight rail networks. 1366-5545/$ - see front matter Ã? 2011 rail network Robert C. Leachman a, , Payman Jula b a Department of Industrial Engineering

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Laser Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Procedure R & D Zhiyue Xu and Claude B. Reed  

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Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Procedure R & D Zhiyue Xu and Claude B. Reed Laser Applications Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois November 15, 2001 Outline * R & D work on further improving ANL's laser glazing technique - Goals ----faster & better surface finish * Preliminary feasibility study on using laser to heal the service-cracked rails Experimental Setup 1.6 kW Pulsed Nd:YAG laser with fiber-optic beam delivery & optics Nitrogen @ 50 CFH as shielding gas Rotational stage A wheel being laser-glazed Recent Procedure R&D Focusing on Increasing Processing Speed and Smoothening Surface Smoother surface by avoiding deep surface melting by lower laser power density and faster feeding. Old procedure New procedure Faster processing speed by

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Radiation Scanning Methods for Ship-to-Rail Intermodal Cargo Containers  

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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) runs the Rail Test Center (RTC) at the Port of Tacoma (POT). The RTC affords DNDO with the opportunity to test radiological and nuclear threat detection systems associated with the unique on-dock rail environment while in an operational seaport. DNDO selected the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to manage the RTC. The RTC is conducting various evaluation studies to assess scanning opportunities in terms of their affects on the num-ber of container moves required and the affect that the scanning opportunity has on the time it takes to move a container through the on-dock transfer process from ship to rail. The velocity and the number of container moves are directly associated with incremental costs to the terminal operators; increases in either of these parameters help in-form the potential for incremental costs that would result from the implementation of the opportunity.

Reichmuth, Barbara A.; Stansbury, Paul S.; Taira, Randal Y.; Sanquist, Thomas F.; Collins, Robert

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges of Including the Mina Route in the Nevada Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement  

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The Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management is developing the Yucca Mountain repository for the disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high level radioactive waste (HLW). Part of that development is the transportation infrastructure needed to ship SNF and HLW from 77 sites around the country to the repository. A Record of Decision was issued in 2004 to use mostly rail as the mode of transport both nationally, and in the State of Nevada. No rail access exists to the Yucca Mountain site, so a Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement (RA-EIS) is being prepared to address the impacts associated with connecting existing track in Nevada to Yucca Mountain. Late in the preparation of the Draft RA-EIS, an option to consider an additional alignment alternative was introduced. This paper describes the consideration given to the new alternative and describes how it is being incorporated into the RA-EIS. (authors)

Lanthrum, G.; Larson, N. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste, Washington, DC (United States); Mussler, R. [Booze Allen Hamilton, Suite (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable expansion of rail networks through noise reduction Research by engineers at the University of Southampton into reducing railway noise has  

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environmentally-friendly than most forms of transport. However, new rail projects around the world are underSustainable expansion of rail networks through noise reduction Research by engineers used to expand rail networks in Europe and Australia while preserving the quality of life for people

Sóbester, András

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Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning  

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High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high-speed intercity passenger rail in the U.S., the overall goal of this dissertation was to better understand the demand for high-speed intercity passenger rail services in small- or medium-sized intermediate communities and improve planners' ability to estimate such demand through traveler surveys; specifically, the use of different experimental designs for stated preference questions and the use of images to describe hypothetical travel alternatives in traveler surveys. In pursuit of this goal, an Internet-based survey was distributed to residents of Waco and Temple, two communities located along the federally-designated South Central High-Speed Rail Corridor in Central Texas. A total of 1,160 surveys were obtained from residents of the two communities. Mixed logit travel mode choice models developed from the survey data revealed valuable findings that can inform demand estimates and the design of traveler surveys for high-speed intercity passenger rail planning activities. Based on the analysis presented in this dissertation, ridership estimates for new high-speed intercity passenger rail lines that are planned to serve intermediate communities should not assume that residents of these communities have similar characteristics and values. The d-efficient stated preference experimental design was found to provide a mode choice model with a better fit and greater significance on key policy variables than the adaptive design and therefore is recommended for use in future surveys. Finally, it is recommended that surveys should consider the use of images of proposed train services to aid respondent decision-making for stated preference questions, but only if the images used in the survey depict equipment that could be realistically deployed in the corridor.

Sperry, Benjamin

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 10. Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB dat  

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Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB data" Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB data" ,,"Real Dollars per Ton",,,,,,,,,,"Annual Percent Change" "Basin","Destination State",2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,," 2001-2009"," 2008-2009" "Northern Appalachian Basin","Delaware"," W"," W"," $16.45"," $14.29"," W"," -"," W"," W"," -",," -"," -" "Northern Appalachian Basin","Florida"," $21.45"," W"," W"," W"," W"," $28.57"," W"," W"," W",," W"," W"

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Microsoft Word - Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary_May 17-2004rev-2 .doc  

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Department of Energy Department of Energy Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Rail Topic Group Conference Call Monday, May 17, 2004 Summary: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Rail Topic Group held a conference call on Monday, May 17, 2004. Steven Hamp, DOE- National Transportation Program - Albuquerque, led the discussion. Other participants included Kevin Blackwell (Federal Railroad Administration, Peter Bolton (Booz-Allen and Hamilton), Robert Fronczak (American Association of Railroads), Roger Mulder (Texas Energy Conservation Office), Ken Niles (Western Interstate Energy Board), Ellen Ott (DOE-Office of General Council), Phillip Paull (Council of State Governments-Eastern Regional Conference),

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Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi-regulated environment  

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This paper reports on results obtained from estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled time-series cross section of Class I U.S. railroads for the period 1973-1986. Based on the results of this cost function, an ...

Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A class-D-tracking-rail class-A audio power amplifier  

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A tracking-rail power audio amplifier was designed and partially implemented to deliver up to 100W into an 8Q load with very low signal distortion and high power efficiency. The design uses a class-A amplifier, known for ...

Caballero, Angel A., 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal evaluation of the robustness of dual-rail logic against DPA attacks  

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Based on a first order model of the switching current flowing in CMOS cell, an investigation of the robustness against DPA of dual-rail logic is carried out. The result of this investigation, performed on 130nm process, is a formal identification of ...

Alin Razafindraibe; Michel Robert; Philippe Maurine

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simulation tool for combined rail/road transport in intermodal terminals  

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A simulation model of the flow of intermodal terminal units (ITUs) among and within inland intermodal terminals is presented. The intermodal terminals are interconnected by rail corridors. Each terminal serves a user catchment area via a road network. ... Keywords: intermodal terminal simulation, intermodal transport

Andrea E. Rizzoli; Nicoletta Fornara; Luca Maria Gambardella

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Masking and Dual-rail Logic Don't Add Up Patrick Schaumont1  

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-consumption pattern and can be exploited in power analysis attacks. Third, the loading imbalance of dual-rail circuits is that the circuit switches between two complementary states with a different power profile. Earlier work has shown that the mask-bit value can be estimated from the power con- sumption profile, and that masked logic remains

Schaumont, Patrick

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1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference  

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1 Copyright © 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference JRC2012 April 17-19, 2012 system. INTRODUCTION Locomotive planning is one of the most complex operational problems in freight transportation. Planners have to take into consideration a host of operational characteristics that describe

Powell, Warren B.

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1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the 2011 ASME/ASCE/IEEE Joint Rail Conference  

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of rail transportation make it a cost-effective option for intermodal freight movement. In comparison University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign ABSTRACT Intermodal freight transportation is one of the highest for North American railroads is the transport of intermodal freight. Intermodal traffic is continuing

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MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ADDITIONAL RAIL TRAFFIC USING HIGHWAY & RAILROAD METRICS  

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are then illustrated by simulating shared corridor operations with freight and passenger trains. TRANSPORTATION METRICS1 MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ADDITIONAL RAIL TRAFFIC USING HIGHWAY & RAILROAD METRICS Samuel L. Sogin of Illinois Urbana, IL, USA ABSTRACT Long term demand for freight movements in North America is expected

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Revised rail-stop exposure model for incident-free transport of nuclear waste  

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This report documents a model for estimating railstop doses that occur during incident-free transport of nuclear waste by rail. The model, which has been incorporated into the RADTRAN III risk assessment code, can be applied to general freight and dedicated train shipments of waste.

Ostmeyer, R.M.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Railroad impact study: 63 rail-line segments in South Dakota. Appendices  

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The appendices are incorporated in a separate volume for ease of handling. The tables and data will be of value to those who may want to conduct more in-depth analyses. The appendices contain detailed information on the entire state of South Dakota and on the 63 rail line segments.

Poth, L.A.; Peterson, J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-effectiveness of freeway median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facility conversion to rail guideway transit  

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Many freeways in the United States contain median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities. These facilities have been envisioned by some as reserved space for future rail guideway transit. This thesis examines the cost-effectiveness of converting a freeway median HOV lane into a guideway transit line. A full-cost model was developed to determine the cost effectiveness of converting an HOV lane into a rail transit line. The measure of cost-effectiveness used was the benefit-to-cost ratio. The full-cost model contained two cost categories (capital and operating costs) and two benefit categories (travel time and externality benefits). This fullcost model was adopted to conditions on the Katy Freeway in Houston Texas which served as a case study for this thesis. It was found that 29 percent of the person-miles of travel on the Katy Freeway under given conditions must utilize guideway transit for conversion to be cost-effective. It was also found that the model is sensitive to assumptions of the value of time, project soft costs (administrative, planning, and design costs) and the operating cost of the rail transit system. The model is also sensitive to assumptions regarding latent demand. It was concluded that conversion to rail guideway transit in the case study example is not cost-effective. It was reconunended that further investigation be taken into full-cost model components to allow more certain estimates of cost components. Also recommended was further consideration of the effects of latent demand on HOV to rail guideway transit conversions.

Best, Matthew Evans

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE  

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The Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) is a spectrometer snout mounted to an X-Ray Framing Camera (XRFC) through the Unimount flange. This equipment already exists and is used at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) facility. The XRFC and the Unimount flange are designed by LLE. The Tilt Rotator fixture that mounts next to the XRFC and the cart rails are designed by LLNL, and are included in this safety note. The other related components, such as the TIM rails and the Unimount flange, are addressed in a separate safety note, EDSN09-500005-AA. The Multipurpose Spectrometer (MSPEC) and VSG are mounted on the TIM Boat through the cart rails that are very similar in design. The tilt rotator combination with the Unimount flange is also a standard mounting procedure. The later mounting system has been included in this safety note. Figure-1 shows the interface components and the VSG snout. Figure-2 shows the VSG assembly mounted on the Unimount flange. The calibration pointer attachment is shown in place of the snout. There are two types of VSG, one made of 6061-T6 aluminum, weighing approximately 3 pounds, and the other made of 304 stainless steel, weighing approximately 5.5 pounds. This safety note examines the VSG steel design. Specific experiments may require orienting the VSG snout in 90 degrees increment with respect to the Unimount flange. This is done by changing the bolts position on the VSG-main body adapter flange to the Unimount adapter plate. There is no hazard involved in handling the VSG during this procedure as it is done outside the target chamber on the cart rail before installing on the TIM. This safety note addresses the mechanical integrity of the VSG structure, the tilt rotating fixture, the cart rails with handle and their connections. Safety Factors are also calculated for the MSPEC in place of the VSG.

Mukherjee, S K; Emig, J A; Griffith, L V; Heeter, R F; House, F A; James, D L; Schneider, M B; Sorce, C M

2010-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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RapidProto  

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Prototyping Manufacturing Technologies The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (RPL) supports internal design, manufacturing, and process develop- ment with three rapid prototyping (RP)...

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The planning and analysis implications of automated data collection systems : rail transit OD matrix inference and path choice modeling examples  

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(cont.) by presenting two case studies both in the context of the Chicago Transit Authority. One study proposes an enhanced method of inferring the rail trip OD matrix from an origin-only AFC system to replace the routine ...

Zhao, Jinhua, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry: a review of the past and prospects for the future  

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Productivity growth in the U.S. freight rail industry has slowed in recent years, raising the issue of the sustainability of the significant improvements achieved during the past three decades. Indeed, between 1979 and ...

Kriem, Youssef

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary analysis of the postulated changes needed to achieve rail cask handling capabilities at selected light water reactors  

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Reactor-specific railroad and crane information for all LWRs in the US was extracted from current sources of information. Based on this information, reactors were separated into two basic groups consisting of reactors with existing, usable rail cask capabilities and those without these capabilities. The latter group is the main focus of this study. The group of reactors without present rail cask handling capabilities was further separated into two subgroups consisting of reactors considered essentially incapable of handling a large rail cask of about 100 tons and reactors where postulated facility changes could result in rail cask handling capabilities. Based on a selected population of 127 reactors, the results of this assessment indicate that usable rail cask capabilities exist at 83 (65%) of the reactors. Twelve (27%) of the remaining 44 reactors are deemed incapable of handling a large rail cask without major changes, and 32 reactors are considered likely candidates for potentially achieving rail cask handling capabilities. In the latter group, facility changes were postulated that would conceptually enable these reactors to handle large rail casks. The estimated cost per plant of required facility changes varied widely from a high of about $35 million to a low of <$0.3 million. Only 11 of the 32 plants would require crane upgrades. Spur track and right-of-way costs would apparently vary widely among sites. These results are based on preliminary analyses using available generic cost data. They represent lower bound values that are useful for developing an initial assessment of the viability of the postulated changes on a system-wide basis, but are not intended to be absolute values for specific reactors or sites.

Konzek, G.J.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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No-go theorem for passive single-rail linear optical quantum computing  

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Photonic quantum systems are among the most promising architectures for quantum computers. It is well known that for dual-rail photons effective non-linearities and near-deterministic non-trivial two-qubit gates can be achieved via the measurement process and by introducing ancillary photons. While in principle this opens a legitimate path to scalable linear optical quantum computing, the technical requirements are still very challenging and thus other optical encodings are being actively investigated. One of the alternatives is to use single-rail encoded photons, where entangled states can be deterministically generated. Here we prove that even for such systems universal optical quantum computing using only passive optical elements such as beam splitters and phase shifters is not possible. This no-go theorem proves that photon bunching cannot be passively suppressed even when extra ancilla modes and arbitrary number of photons are used. Our result provides useful guidance for the design of optical quantum computers.

Lian-Ao Wu; Philip Walther; Daniel A. Lidar

2011-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency limits for linear optical processing of single photons and single-rail qubits  

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We analyze the problem of increasing the efficiency of single-photon sources or single-rail photonic qubits via linear optical processing and destructive conditional measurements. In contrast to previous work we allow for the use of coherent states and do not limit to photon-counting measurements. We conjecture that it is not possible to increase the efficiency, prove this conjecture for several important special cases, and provide extensive numerical results for the general case.

Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Cycle Assessment Comparing the Use of Jatropha Biodiesel in the Indian Road and Rail Sectors  

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This life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel production and use evaluates the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission (not considering land-use change), net energy value (NEV), and net petroleum consumption impacts of substituting Jatropha biodiesel for conventional petroleum diesel in India. Several blends of biodiesel with petroleum diesel are evaluated for the rail freight, rail passenger, road freight, and road-passenger transport sectors that currently rely heavily on petroleum diesel. For the base case, Jatropha cultivation, processing, and use conditions that were analyzed, the use of B20 results in a net reduction in GHG emissions and petroleum consumption of 14% and 17%, respectively, and a NEV increase of 58% compared with the use of 100% petroleum diesel. While the road-passenger transport sector provides the greatest sustainability benefits per 1000 gross tonne kilometers, the road freight sector eventually provides the greatest absolute benefits owing to substantially higher projected utilization by year 2020. Nevertheless, introduction of biodiesel to the rail sector might present the fewest logistic and capital expenditure challenges in the near term. Sensitivity analyses confirmed that the sustainability benefits are maintained under multiple plausible cultivation, processing, and distribution scenarios. However, the sustainability of any individual Jatropha plantation will depend on site-specific conditions.

Whitaker, M.; Heath, G.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves  

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This research develops a procedure to determine the applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves. Acoustoelasticity is defined as the stress dependency of ultrasonic wave speed or wave polarization. Analytical models are developed that predict the acoustoelastic effect for longitudinal waves, shear waves, Lamb waves, and Rayleigh waves. Using a programming tool, a numerical simulation of the models is generated to obtain the stress dependent curves of wave velocity and polarization of the various ultrasonic waves propagating in rail steel. A comparison of the sensitivity of the acoustoelastic effect is made to determine the feasibility of ultrasonic waves for further study. Rayleigh waves are found to be most sensitive to stress change. Rayleigh waves are generated using ultrasonic transducer and detected using a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV). The LDV measures the in-plane and out-of-plane velocities. Polarization is defined as the ratio of in-plane and out-of-plane displacements. Initially, polarization is determined for the specimen in unstressed condition. Thereafter, the rail specimen is stressed in a compression testing machine, the experiment repeated, and the polarization determined. Thus, Rayleigh wave polarization is obtained as a function of applied stress. Finally, the change in polarization obtained experimentally is compared with the analytical model.

Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining the Spatial Distribution of Externalities: Freight Rail Traffic and Home Values in Los Angeles  

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This paper measures the impact of infrastructure expansion on local home values and examines the persistence of that impact over distance. Specifically, I exploit a natural experiment in which rail traffic from the Los Angeles seaport, one of the busiest in the country, was permanently redirected from several tracks to a central line, termed the Alameda Corridor. I link a rich, repeat-sale housing dataset to plausibly exogenous changes in local rail traffic to estimate these effects, controlling for local price trends using a Case-Shiller style housing index. Using the actual traffic changes the result is an estimated $3500 decrease in average home value where traffic increased and a $1300 increase in average home value where rail traffic was reduced. The welfare impact of concentrating a negative externality on a smaller population should depend on the convexity of the cost function, but I find evidence that suggests the marginal cost is symmetric for winners and losers. Instead, the total welfare impact hinges on the efficiency gains achieved by relocating the traffic from circuitous routes to the more direct Alameda Corridor, thereby affecting fewer homeowners. While the net gains are minimal, the re-routing of traffic resulted in a transfer of housing wealth of approximately $200 million.

Michael Futch

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed rail transportation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, October 16, 1991  

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H.R. 1087 would authorize a high speed rail transportation development and commercialization program, establish a national high speed rail transportation policy, and promote development and commercialization of high speed rail transportation by providing Federal guarantees of certain investments in high speed rail transportation facilities. Testimony was heard from representatives of MAGLEV USA, Federal Railroad Administration, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), the Office of Technology Assessment, MAGLEV, Inc., National Maglev Initiative, High Speed Rail Association, and the Texas High-Speed Rail Association. Additional information was supplied by the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, Republic Locomotive, Washington State High Speed Ground Transportation, and the Texas High Speed Authority.

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

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Selection in Life-Cycle Inventories Using Hybrid Approaches,and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses,Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective  

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for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a TransportMinistry of Transport Seoul, Korea and Visiting ScholarDevelopment in Korea 13 III.1.

Shin, Dong-Chun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas  

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Priority or hazard indices are used by the states to rank their rail-highway intersections according to relative hazard to aid in locating crossings for treatment of conditions and/or improvements in warning devices. The Texas Priority Index has been effective over the years in identifying particularly hazardous rail-highway intersections based on high vehicle volumes, train volumes, and accident histories, and these crossings have been treated or improved. Many of the remaining crossings, however, are not well discriminated in terms of their need for improvement; many crossings have the same index number. The objective of this research was to evaluate sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas to help distinguish between the crossings with similar or identical priority index numbers. Accident and sight distance data were compiled and analyzed. A sight distance variable was incorporated into the current Texas Priority Index and evaluated for its effects on the overall ranking of the rail-highway intersections. A state hazard index was chosen from a state-of-the-practice review with which to compare the current and revised Texas Priority Indices. Finally, the effectiveness of each of the indices was predicted in terms of the distribution of priority index numbers and their ability to move the most potentially hazardous crossings up in the rankings. It was concluded from the accident analysis that sight distance contributed to more vehicle-train accidents than any other factor. Further, improvements to warning devices at passive crossings would effectively reduce the overall sight obstruction, reduce the number of train involved accidents, and thus, reduce the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents at rail-highway intersections. It was concluded from the field data analysis that the Method 1 revised Texas Priority Index was the most effective index of the four priority indices evaluated in this thesis for ranking crossings in terms of exposure, accident history, sight distance, and protection type. The Method 1 revised index was effective at redistributing the individual index numbers in the rank and identifying crossings with restricted sight distance while conserving the significance of the exposure values.

Pecheux, Kelley Klaver

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Rapid Multiplex PCR  

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Development of Rapid Multiplex PCR Techniques. Summary: Forensic DNA typing is currently conducted in approximately eight to ten hours. ...

2012-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Green Box sensor module technologies for rail applications  

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Results of a joint Sandia National Laboratories, University of New Mexico, and New Mexico Engineering Research Institute project to investigate an architecture implementing real-time monitoring and tracking technologies in the railroad industry is presented. The work, supported by the New Mexico State Transportation Authority, examines a family of smart sensor products that can be tailored to the specific needs of the user. The concept uses a strap-on sensor package, designed as a value-added component, integrated into existing industry systems and standards. Advances in sensor microelectronics and digital signal processing permit us to produce a class of smart sensors that interpret raw data and transmit inferred information. As applied to freight trains, the sensors` primary purpose is to minimize operating costs by decreasing losses due to theft, and by reducing the number, severity, and consequence of hazardous materials incidents. The system would be capable of numerous activities including: monitoring cargo integrity, controlling system braking and vehicle acceleration, recognizing component failure conditions, and logging sensor data. A cost-benefit analysis examines the loss of revenue resulting from theft, hazardous materials incidents, and accidents. Customer survey data are combined with the cost benefit analysis and used to guide the product requirements definition for a series of specific applications. A common electrical architecture is developed to support the product line and permit rapid product realization. Results of a concept validation, which used commercial hardware and was conducted on a revenue-generating train, are also reported.

Rey, D.; Breeding, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hogan, J.; Mitchell, J. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); McKeen, R.G. [New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Brogan, J. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommended emergency preparedness guidelines for elderly and disabled rail-transit passengers. Final report, November 1987-March 1989  

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Rail transit has become an important source of transportation for many elderly and disabled persons. The principal reasons for the increased use are improved accessibility, low cost, and expanded areas of service. For the purposes of the report, 'elderly' is defined as any member of the population who is 60 years of age or older, and 'disabled' is defined as any person who has some type of disability. The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) has recognized the need to consider the unique characteristics of elderly and disabled passengers in rail-transit emergency response planning. The needs of these passengers can be addressed through carefully planned emergency response procedures, proper training of transit and emergency-response personnel, and effective use of equipment. The recommendations contained herein are therefore intended to assist rail-transit and emergency response organization personnel in evaluating their emergency response plans in terms of the needs of elderly and disabled passengers and, if necessary, to modify or supplement those plans accordingly. The report is intended to supplement the UMTA publication Recommended Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Rail Transit Systems. That report contains general guidelines designed to assist rail-transit systems in assessing, developing, documenting, and improving their capabilities for responding to emergencies and in coordinating those efforts with emergency response organizations.

Hathaway, W.T.; Markos, S.H.; Balog, J.N.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To appear in: Journal of Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, IMACS/Elsevier Science A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail/Road Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail/Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals Andrea E. Rizzolia,*, Nicoletta and they can support the current flows of freight. On the other hand, the growth of freight transport shows or given as a deterministic input. The simulator can be used to simulate both a single terminal and a rail

Gambardella, Luca Maria

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Truck and rail charges for shipping spent fuel and nuclear waste  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory developed techniques for calculating estimates of nuclear-waste shipping costs and compiled a listing of representative data that facilitate incorporation of reference shipping costs into varius logistics analyses. The formulas that were developed can be used to estimate costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel or nuclear waste by either legal-weight truck or general-freight rail. The basic data for this study were obtained from tariffs of a truck carrier licensed to serve the 48 contiguous states and from various rail freight tariff guides. Also, current transportation regulations as issued by the US Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were investigated. The costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear waste, as addressed by the tariff guides, are based on a complex set of conditions involving the shipment origin, route, destination, weight, size, and volume and the frequency of shipments, existing competition, and the length of contracts. While the complexity of these conditions is an important factor in arriving at a ''correct'' cost, deregulation of the transportation industry means that costs are much more subject to negotiation and, thus, the actual fee that will be charged will not be determined until a shipping contract is actually signed. This study is designed to provide the baseline data necessary for making comparisons of the estimated costs of shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear wastes by truck and rail transportation modes. The scope of the work presented in this document is limited to the costs incurred for shipping, and does not include packaging, cask purchase/lease costs, or local fees placed on shipments of radioactive materials.

McNair, G.W.; Cole, B.M.; Cross, R.E.; Votaw, E.F.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transportation Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Forum 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011 Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & & & & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Task: Task: Task: Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants

303

Rail-gap switch modifications and test data for the Atlas capacitor bank  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Atlas is a facility being designed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to perform high energy-density experiments in support of weapons-physics and basic-research programs. The capacitor bank design consists of a 36-MJ array of 240-kV Marx modules. The system is designed to deliver a peak current of 45- to 50-MA with a 4- to 5-us risetime. Evaluation, testing and qualification of key components of the Marx module are being conducted. One key element of the Marx module is the low inductance, high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer spark-gap switch needed for this application, 304 of which will be used in the Atlas capacitor bank. Because of the Marx module configuration, overall system inductance requirements and the need for a triggered switch, the design team initially selected the Maxwell Technologies railgap switch. The switch has been used in other high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer applications and would meet the Atlas facility requirements with some modifications. Testing of the Maxwell rail-gap switch under expected Atlas conditions is in progress. For the Atlas application, the rail-gap switch required some mechanical design modifications, which are discussed. Maxwell provided to modified switches for testing and evaluation. Results of this testing, before and after modifications, and inherent maintenance improvements to meet overall system reliability will be discussed.

Lopez, E.A.; Bennett, G.A.; Bartsch, R.R. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Environmental impacts of policies toward the rail- and motor-freight industries in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Post-World War II policies toward motor freight encouraged monopolies and prevented competition among motor-freight companies. ICC controls upon rates were ceilings for rail freight, and floors for motor freight. The railroads' share of intercity freight declined drastically, and return on investment fell far below the opportunity cost of capital. Meanwhile motor-freight profits became excessive. Recent administrative and statutory deregulation measures have improved the competitive posture of the rail-freight industry, but policies continue to favor the motor-freight industry. The burgeoning shipment of intercity freight on heavy trucks has subjected the public to objectionable exposure to airborne carcinogens; noise in excess of tolerances; extensive and irreversible solid-waste insults; environmental impacts of unnecessary and excessive petroleum fuel consumption; an excessive death and injury toll; and a high incidence of environmental and human exposure to hazardous materials. By the decision criteria established, the water-quality and land-use impacts of the policy tilt could not be judged important. Recommendations for the amelioration of the policy imbalances are provided.

Blackman, W.C. Jr.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Travel and Electricity Demand Analysis of Potential U.S. High-Speed Rail and Maglev Corridors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highway and air travel continue to increase steadily every year, with the number of air flights growing almost three times faster than automobile trips. High-speed rail trains and magnetically levitated vehicles can potentially provide viable intercity travel alternatives to airplanes and automobiles. This report assesses the possible ridership and the potential electrical loads created by these high-speed ground transportation systems.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

University of Minnesota Faculty Committee Assessment of Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Impacts to University of Minnesota Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

[light rail vehicle] LRV vibration is less than the ambient vibration. The ambient vibration level were originally developed was the lack of consistent data and manufacturers' specifications for similar to floor vibration at higher frequencies based on the manufacturers' specifications. This is generally

Amin, S. Massoud

307

The Future State of HighSpeed Rail in Illinois April 29, 2011 1:005:00 pm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transportation Center 2:50 pm Models for Scheduling of High Speed and Freight Trains Krishna Jha ViceThe Future State of HighSpeed Rail in Illinois April 29, 2011 ­ 1:005:00 pm Symposium University Transportation Center 1:05 pm Introduction: Symposium Moderator Norman Carlson Chairman

Bustamante, Fabián E.

308

Ballast Accidents Analysis and Evaluation of Urban Rail Transit Based on Method of Causality Analysis and Faulty Tree Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ballast casualty often incurs severe sequence once takes place, such as abnormal operation,, personnel injury or even death accident , especially for lines below grade. Causality Analysis and Fault Tree analysis method is applied to research of personnel ... Keywords: ballast accident, causality analysis, faulty tree analysis, urban rail transit

Jing He; Zhi-gang Liu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Ira Baldwin, NCSTS Daren Gilbert, State Rail Sfty. Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 13, 1998 3:30-6:00 p.m. Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, WI July 13, 1998 3:30-6:00 p.m. Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, WI Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Ira Baldwin, NCSTS Daren Gilbert, State Rail Sfty. Program Jim Baranski, NY SEMO Steve Hamp, DOE-NTP Kevin Blackwell, FRA Rick Hand, IL Commerce Commission Mike Butler, UETC Swenam Lee, DOE-FETC Mike Calhoun, FRA Norm Lindgren, UDOT Sandra Covi, UPRR Bruce Mibeck, FRA J.C. De La Garza, DOE-YMSCO William Naughton, ComEd Ray English, DOE-NR Markus Popa, DOE-OCRWM Allan Fisher, Conrail Bill Sherman, NE HLRW Task Force Bob Fronczak, AAR Carlisle Smith, Pub. Utilities Comm. of OH Phil Gehner, TRW-YMP Thor Strong, Michigan DEQ/MOCSG Michael Giblin, DOE-NV Jim Williams, Planning Information Corp. The meeting convened at approximately 3:35 p.m. CDT. Mike Butler (UETC) welcomed

310

DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call 5_17_07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DRAFT DRAFT DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Alex Thrower (RW) Members: Jane Beetem (CSG/MW), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Lisa Janairo (CSG/MW), Paul Johnson (ORNL), Marsha Keister (INL), Christina Nelson (NCSL), Doug Osborn (SNL), Sarah Wochos (CSG/MW), Scott Field (WIEB), Sue Loudner (Pueblo of Acoma), Scott Palmer (BLET), Cort Richardson and Melissa Bailey (CSG- NE), Mel Massaro (DOT/FRA), Bob Fronczak (AAR), Anne deLain Clark (WGA/NM), Contractor Support: Laura Van Houten (Legin) and Michele Enders (SAIC) Summary: Alex Thrower called the conference to order and asked if there were any recommended additions to the agenda. Receiving none, he began with a discussion of the Task Plan.

311

Performance of Quantum Key Distribution Protocol with Dual-Rail Displaced Photon States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a scheme for quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single photon states carry bit value of code which may be extracted while coherent states carry nothing and they only provide inconclusive outcome. Developed QKD protocol works with experimental attendant noise to observe presence of malicious Eve. Pulses with large amplitudes unlike conventional QKD relying on faint laser pulses are used that may approximate it to standard telecommunication communication and may show resistance to eavesdropping even in settings with high attenuation. Information leakage to the eavesdropper is determined from comparison of output distribution of the outcomes with ideal one that is defined by two additional inaccessible to nobody, saving for who sends the pulses, parameters. Robustness to some possible eavesdropping attacks is shown.

Sergey A. Podoshvedov

2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

312

Pipeline, rail backers lock horns on coal transport. [Coal pipeline act, H. R. 4370  

SciTech Connect

The backers of railroad and pipeline transport for coal clashed at hearings on the proposed Coal Pipeline Act. Slurry-pipeline advocates, claiming that high rail rates discourage industry and are counter to national energy goals, are seeking the eminent domain they need to secure rights-of-way for pipeline construction. Railroad lobbyists have successfully fought the idea so far and will continue to oppose a competing transport system. Proponents of several pipeline routes see them as a way to lower transport prices, while handling only about five percent of the nation's coal. The economics of pipelines appear to be a factor of distance and volume, with no hard evidence available. Arguments of both sides of the controversy are cited. Water rights are a major problem in transporting Western coal by pipeline and, in some states, are a larger issue than eminent domain. (DCK)

Murnane, T.

1980-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

313

The dynamics of long-range intermodal transportation planning : using a high-speed rail connection to Bilbao Airport as a catalyst for change in the Basque Country  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The extension of the Spanish high-speed rail network into the Basque Country will connect the capital cities of the three Basque provinces, creating an opportunity to drive change at many levels of the transportation network ...

Hernández, Kari Linn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Analyzing policy, land use and zoning characteristics : understanding the potential to build housing near rail in the city of Los Angeles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Firstly, the author provides an overview and analysis of the City of Los Angeles political framework and implementation strategies to encourage the housing development near rail stations. Secondly, the author discusses the ...

Camarena, Erin M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Overview of Rapid DNA Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Recent Work with Rapid PCR At NIST we are working on new PCR methods ... Applications for Rapid PCR • Integrated devices ('Lab on a Chip') ...

2009-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

316

Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Calliente Rail Corrider, Nevada  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

QA: N/A QA: N/A Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN AND SURROUNDING THE CALIENTE RAIL CORRIDOR, NEVADA DOE/EA 1545 December 2005 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Ely, Nevada INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK December 2005 i COVER SHEET Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agency: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Title: Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Caliente Rail Corridor, Nevada (DOE/EA 1545) For further information contact:

317

Rapid road repair vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find at the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was not heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past. 2 figs.

Mara, L.M.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

318

Performance of a quantum key distribution protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a scheme for a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single-photon states with different amplitudes carry bit values of code that may be extracted, while coherent states carry nothing and only provide an inconclusive outcome. A real resource of single photons is used, involving imperfections associated with experimental technique that result in a photon state with an admixture of the vacuum state. The protocol is robust against the loss of a single photon and the inefficiency of the detectors. Pulses with large amplitudes, unlike the conventional QKD relying on faint laser pulses, are used that may approximate it to standard telecommunication and may show resistance to eaves-dropping even in settings with high attenuation. Information leakage to the eavesdropper is determined from comparison of the output distributions of the outcomes with ideal ones that are defined by two additional parameters accessible to only those send the pulses. Robustness to some possible eavesdropping attacks is shown.

Podoshvedov, S. A., E-mail: sap@kias.re.k [Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Computational Sciences (Korea, Republic of)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

319

Fire tests and analyses of a rail cask-sized calorimeter.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three large open pool fire experiments involving a calorimeter the size of a spent fuel rail cask were conducted at Sandia National Laboratories Lurance Canyon Burn Site. These experiments were performed to study the heat transfer between a very large fire and a large cask-like object. In all of the tests, the calorimeter was located at the center of a 7.93-meter diameter fuel pan, elevated 1 meter above the fuel pool. The relative pool size and positioning of the calorimeter conformed to the required positioning of a package undergoing certification fire testing. Approximately 2000 gallons of JP-8 aviation fuel were used in each test. The first two tests had relatively light winds and lasted 40 minutes, while the third had stronger winds and consumed the fuel in 25 minutes. Wind speed and direction, calorimeter temperature, fire envelop temperature, vertical gas plume speed, and radiant heat flux near the calorimeter were measured at several locations in all tests. Fuel regression rate data was also acquired. The experimental setup and certain fire characteristics that were observed during the test are described in this paper. Results from three-dimensional fire simulations performed with the Cask Analysis Fire Environment (CAFE) fire code are also presented. Comparisons of the thermal response of the calorimeter as measured in each test to the results obtained from the CAFE simulations are presented and discussed.

Figueroa, Victor G.; Lopez, Carlos; Suo-Anttila, Ahti Jorma (Computational Engineering Analysis LLC, Albuquerque, NM); Greiner, Miles (University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rapid Modification to Project Execution are Essential PMLL Identifier: PMLL-2010-LLNL-NIF-0001 (Source: User Submitted) Validator: Victoria Pratt Date: 4272010 Contact:...

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Rail transportation risk and accident severity: A statistical analysis of variables in FRA's accident/incident data base  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Federal Railroad Administration (US DOT) maintains a file of carrier-reported railroad accidents and incidents that meet stipulated threshold criteria for damage cost and/or casualties. A thoroughly-cleaned five-year time series of this data base was subjected to unbiased statistical procedures to discover (a) important causative variables in severe (high damage cost) accidents and (b) other key relationships between objective accident conditions and frequencies. Just under 6000 records, each representing a single event involving rail freight shipments moving on mainline track, were subjected to statistical frequency analysis, then included in the construction of classification and regression trees as described by Breimann et al. (1984). Variables related to damage cost defined the initial splits,'' or branchings of the tree. An interesting implication of the results of this analysis with respect to transportation of hazardous wastes by rail is that movements should be avoided when ambient temperatures are extreme (significantly 80{degrees}F), but that there should be no a priori bias against shipping wastes in longer train consists. 2 refs., 2 figs., 12 tabs.

Saricks, C.L. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Energy Systems Div.); Janssen, I. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Biological and Medical Research Div.)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

08FFL-0020Influence of High Fuel Rail Pressure and Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction on PM Formation in an Off-Highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of fuel rail pressure (FRP) and urea-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) on particulate matter (PM) formation is investigated in this paper along with notes regarding the NOx and other emissions. Increasing FRP was shown to reduce the overall soot and total PM mass for four operating conditions. These conditions included two high speed conditions (2400 rpm at 540 and 270 Nm of torque) and two moderated speed conditions (1400 rpm at 488 and 325 Nm). The concentrations of CO2 and NOx increased with fuel rail pressure and this is attributed to improved fuel-air mixing. Interestingly, the level of unburned hydrocarbons remained constant (or increased slightly) with increased FRP. PM concentration was measured using an AVL smoke meter and scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS); and total PM was collected using standard gravimetric techniques. These results showed that the smoke number and particulate concentrations decrease with increasing FRP. However the decrease becomes more gradual as very high rail pressures. Additionally, the total PM decreased with increasing FRP; however, the soluble organic fraction (SOF) reaches a maximum after which it declines with higher rail pressure. The total PM was collected for the two 1400 rpm conditions downstream of the engine, diesel oxidation catalyst, and a urea-SCR catalyst. The results show that significant PM reduction occurs in the SCR catalyst even during high rates of urea dosage. Analysis of the PM indicates that residual SOF is burned up in the SCR catalyst.

Kass, Michael D [ORNL; Domingo, Norberto [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Lewis Sr, Samuel Arthur [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid Realistic Financial Planning and Rapid Modification to Project Execution are Essential PMLL Identifier: PMLL-2010-LLNL-NIF-0001 (Source: User Submitted) Validator: Victoria Pratt Date: 4/27/2010 Contact: 202-586-7358 Statement: Schedule and cost impacts can be reduced by accounting for potential annual funding delays as well as by adjusting project execution rapidly Discussion: The NIF Project was funding constrained, and planned (per Acquisition Executive direction) with the assumption that the full annual funding in the budget profile would be available early in October. Any delays or changes in the annual funding availability required extraordinary measures both for obtaining the funding required to avoid significant project impacts in a timely manner, and in rapidly adjusting project execution.

324

Rapid prototyping of green composites  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rapid prototyping employs digital fabrication techniques to quickly manufacture parts. However, the available materials are not yet suitable for making strong, large or durable objects. Composites are materials which are ...

Peek, Nadya (Nadya Meile)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Rapid TRANSIT to the Future Using UPK for Oracle’s E-Business Suite Executive Overview  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is a case study of how Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) is utilizing Oracle’s User Productivity Kit (UPK) software to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in its training programs for the implementation and rollout of Oracle E-Business Suite and Maximus maintenance management applications. This paper will answer several key questions about the use of UPK during the project, as well as why organizations should leverage UPK for their education and training rollouts as well as ongoing maintenance of those programs. Introduction and Background Denver RTD operates a public transportation system in an eight county service area with Denver, CO at the center. RTD is involved in several major transportation projects in the Denver metropolitan area including FasTracks, a 12 year regional transportation plan to improve and expand bus and rapid transit and T-REX, a combined light rail and highway expansion project. Involvement in both of these projects required RTD to

A Solbourne

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Verification Test Suite (VERTS) For Rail Gun Applications using ALE3D: 2-D Hydrodynamics & Thermal Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A verification test suite has been assessed with primary focus on low reynolds number flow of liquid metals. This is representative of the interface between the armature and rail in gun applications. The computational multiphysics framework, ALE3D, is used. The main objective of the current study is to provide guidance and gain confidence in the results obtained with ALE3D. A verification test suite based on 2-D cases is proposed and includes the lid-driven cavity and the Couette flow are investigated. The hydro and thermal fields are assumed to be steady and laminar in nature. Results are compared with analytical solutions and previously published data. Mesh resolution studies are performed along with various models for the equation of state.

Najjar, F M; Solberg, J; White, D

2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

327

How rapid is rapid prototyping? analysis of ESPADON programme results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New methodologies, engineering processes, and support environments are beginning to emerge for embedded signal processing systems. The main objectives are to enable defence industry to field state-of-the-art products in less time and with lower costs, ... Keywords: COTS, EDA tools, FPGA, beamformer, heterogeneous platform, model year, rapid prototyping

Bob K. Madahar; Ian D. Alston; Denis Aulagnier; Hans Schurer; Mark Thomas; Brigitte Saget

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Rapid DNA Testing Approaches for Reference Samples  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Page 12. Rapid PCR Protocols Rapid PCR with alternate polymerases ... 28 cycles = 19 min Rapid PCR Protocols: Thermal Cyclers 95oC 1 min 95oC ...

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

329

Biomass Rapid Analysis Network (BRAN)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Helping the emerging biotechnology industry develop new tools and methods for real-time analysis of biomass feedstocks, process intermediates and The Biomass Rapid Analysis Network is designed to fast track the development of modern tools and methods for biomass analysis to accelerate the development of the emerging industry. The network will be led by industry and organized and coordinated through the National Renewable Energy Lab. The network will provide training and other activities of interest to BRAN members. BRAN members will share the cost and work of rapid analysis method development, validate the new methods, and work together to develop the training for the future biomass conversion workforce.

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2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

International rail freight transportation in south Texas: Decreasing fuel consumption, roadway damage, and hazardous materials movement on Texas roadways. Research report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objectives of the research were to examine impediments to the greater use of rail in the transport of freight, and to document projected reductions in congestion, roadway damage, hazards, and energy usage resulting from such a modal shift. In pursuing these objectives, an examination was made of the roles that are performed by decision-making agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. The findings of this examination are discussed in terms of how these roles interfere with the adoption of increased use of intermodal transportation. Additionally, the logistics associated with cross-border freight transportation are described, documenting the institutional and governmental inefficiencies hindering smooth flow of trade across the border. The balance of the research concerns itself with the potential of rail transportation to mitigate the negative impacts associated with truck transportation.

Roop, S.S.; Dickinson, R.W.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Tradeoffs between Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Design of Urban Transit Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rail, and Diesel Multiple Units." Transportation ResearchRail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit." Transportation Researchrail and bus rapid transit over a radial public transport network." Research

Griswold, Julia Baird

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Next Generation Rail Supply Chain- Rail Forums  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Next Generation Equipment Committee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP ... GE Transportation Motive Power Nippon Sharyo Siemens. ...

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

333

Rapid thermal processing by stamping  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rapid thermal processing device and methods are provided for thermal processing of samples such as semiconductor wafers. The device has components including a stamp (35) having a stamping surface and a heater or cooler (40) to bring it to a selected processing temperature, a sample holder (20) for holding a sample (10) in position for intimate contact with the stamping surface; and positioning components (25) for moving the stamping surface and the stamp (35) in and away from intimate, substantially non-pressured contact. Methods for using and making such devices are also provided. These devices and methods allow inexpensive, efficient, easily controllable thermal processing.

Stradins, Pauls; Wang, Qi

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

334

Rapid starting methanol reactor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates to a methanol-to-hydrogen cracking reactor for use with a fuel cell vehicular power plant. The system is particularly designed for rapid start-up of the catalytic methanol cracking reactor after an extended shut-down period, i.e., after the vehicular fuel cell power plant has been inoperative overnight. Rapid system start-up is accomplished by a combination of direct and indirect heating of the cracking catalyst. Initially, liquid methanol is burned with a stoichiometric or slightly lean air mixture in the combustion chamber of the reactor assembly. The hot combustion gas travels down a flue gas chamber in heat exchange relationship with the catalytic cracking chamber transferring heat across the catalyst chamber wall to heat the catalyst indirectly. The combustion gas is then diverted back through the catalyst bed to heat the catalyst pellets directly. When the cracking reactor temperature reaches operating temperature, methanol combustion is stopped and a hot gas valve is switched to route the flue gas overboard, with methanol being fed directly to the catalytic cracking reactor. Thereafter, the burner operates on excess hydrogen from the fuel cells.

Chludzinski, Paul J. (38 Berkshire St., Swampscott, MA 01907); Dantowitz, Philip (39 Nancy Ave., Peabody, MA 01960); McElroy, James F. (12 Old Cart Rd., Hamilton, MA 01936)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Rapid 500-mb Cyclogenesis and Anticyclogenesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rapid intensification of cyclones and anticyclones in National Meteorological Center 500-mb height analyses is investigated during the 1983–84 through 1986–87 cool seasons (September through May). Rapid intensification is defined by analyzed ...

Timothy L. Alberta; Stephen J. Colucci; J. Clay Davenport

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Rapid Solar Mirror Characterization with Fringe Reflection ...  

Energy Analysis Rapid ... Technology Marketing Summary This technology is an automated system in which the ... Solar Energy; More Information Patent ...

337

Rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval ...  

Methods and systems for rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval and analysis. Embodiments can include parsing words in an ...

338

Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for Rapid, Ultra- sensitive ...  

A rapid, highly sensitive, inexpensive method to detect and identify specific hazardous environmental pollutants has been invented by ORNL ...

339

Rapid Oscillations in Cataclysmic Variables  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I give an overview of the rich phenomenology of dwarf nova oscillations (DNOs) and Quasi-periodic Oscillations (QPOs) observed in cataclysmic variable stars (CVs). The favoured interpretation of these rapid brightness modulations (3 - >1000 s time scales) is that they are magnetic in nature - magnetically channelled accretion from the inner accretion disc for DNOs and possible magnetically excited travelling waves in the disc for QPOs. There is increasing evidence for the magnetic aspects, which extend to lower field the well known properties of strong field (polars) and intermediate strength field (intermediate polars) CVs. The result is that almost all CVs show the presence of magnetic fields on their white dwarf primaries - though for many the intrinsic field may be locally enhanced by the accretion process itself. There are many parallel behaviours with the QPOs seen in X-Ray binaries, with high and low frequency X-Ray QPOs resembling respectively the DNOs and QPOs in CVs.

Brian Warner

2003-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

340

Prospect of Rapidity Asymmetry and Nuclear Modifications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In asymmetric heavy ion collisions like dA or pA, particle production yields are different in the forward (d- or p-side) and backward (A-side) rapidity directions. The rapidity distribution reflects the geometry and phase-space distribution of nuclear matter. These properties may depend on the time evolution of the collision. Due to the smallness of the backward-forward differences, the rapidity asymmetry factor can be useful to quantify nuclear modification effects, like e.g. shadowing and the EMC effect. Our work is a survey of the nuclear modification factor and the rapidity asymmetries at RHIC energies. We analyze the rapidity dependence and the strength of the nuclear effects. We focus on the high transverse momentum region, and make predictions for the role of nuclear modifications and rapidity asymmetries for future experimental measurements at increasing absolute values of rapidity.

G. G. Barnaföldi; A. Adeluyi; G. Fai; P. Lévai; G. Papp

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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341

RAPID toolkit/FAQ | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » RAPID toolkit/FAQ Jump to: navigation, search Rapid selected.png RAPIDtoolkit About FAQ Contact Us Presentations Outreach Get Involved Tools Frequently Asked Questions What does RAPID offer? The RAPID web site provides tools to aid in the permitting of renewable energy and bulk transmission projects. RAPID covers federal and state regulations for selected states. Additional states and technologies are continuously being added, so check back for new information. Does RAPID address bills that have not been enacted or regulations that have not been fully approved? No. How is RAPID maintained?

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Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of 1100 AREA, Southern Rail Connection and Rolling Stock, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington  

SciTech Connect

This environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared to assess potential environmental impacts associated with the U.S. Department of Energy's proposed action: the transfer of the 1100 Area, southern rail connection and rolling stock to a non-federal entity. Impact information contained herein will be used by the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office Manager, to determine if the proposed action is a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. If the proposed action is determined to be major and significant, an environmental impact statement will be prepared. If the proposed action is determined not to be major and significant, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be issued and the action can proceed. Criteria used to evaluate significance can be found in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1508.27. This EA was prepared in compliance with the ''National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the U.S. Department of Energy Implementing Procedures for NEPA (10 CFR 1021). The following is a description of each section of the EA. (1) Purpose and Need for Action. This provides a brief statement concerning the problem or opportunity the U.S. Department of Energy is addressing with the proposed action. As necessary, background information is provided. (2) Description of the Proposed Action. A description with sufficient detail to identify potential environmental impacts is provided. (3) Alternatives to the Proposed Action. Reasonable alternative actions, which would address the Purpose and Need, are described. A no action alternative, as required by 10 CFR 1021, also is described. (4) Affected Environment. This provides a brief description of the locale in which the proposed action takes place, and which may be environmentally impacted. (5) Environmental Impacts. The range of environmental impacts, beneficial and adverse, are described for the proposed action. Impacts of alternatives briefly are discussed. (6) Permits and Regulatory Requirements. A brief description of permits and regulatory requirements for the proposed action is provided. (7) Organizations Consulted. Any outside agencies, groups, or individuals contacted as part of environmental assessment documentation preparation are listed. (8) References. Documents used to provide information or data are listed. The appendices contain additional information necessary to support an understanding of the proposed action, alternatives, and potential impacts is provided. Comments resulting from review of the environmental assessment by states and tribes or other stakeholders and the response to those comments will be included in the appendices.

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1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for Rapid, Ultra- sensitive ...  

and Ocean Optics) Patent Baohua Gu. Functionalized Gold Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrate for Rapid and Ultra-Sensitive Detection of Anionic Species

344

Current Projects: Rapid Sampling Tools - Vulnerability Assessment...  

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Applications include counter-terrorism, emergency response teams, drug and environmental raids, and waste management. For more information visit Rapid Sampling from Sealed...

345

Synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy of Eu/HNO{sub 3} aqueous solutions at high temperatures and pressures and Nb-bearing silicate melt phases coexisting with hydrothermal fluids using a modified hydrothermal diamond anvil cell and rail assembly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modified hydrothermal diamond anvil cell (HDAC) rail assembly has been constructed for making synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence, and x-ray mapping measurements on fluids or solid phases in contact with hydrothermal fluids up to {approx}900 deg. C and 700 MPa. The diamond anvils of the HDAC are modified by laser milling grooves or holes, for the reduction of attenuation of incident and fluorescent x rays and sample cavities. The modified HDAC rail assembly has flexibility in design for measurement of light elements at low concentrations or heavy elements at trace levels in the sample and the capability to probe minute individual phases of a multiphase fluid-based system using focused x-ray microbeam. The supporting rail allows for uniform translation of the HDAC, rotation and tilt stages, and a focusing mirror, which is used to illuminate the sample for visual observation using a microscope, relative to the direction of the incident x-ray beam. A structure study of Eu(III) aqua ion behavior in high-temperature aqueous solutions and a study of Nb partitioning and coordination in a silicate melt in contact with a hydrothermal fluid are described as applications utilizing the modified HDAC rail assembly.

Mayanovic, Robert A.; Anderson, Alan J.; Bassett, William A.; Chou, I-Ming [Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri 65897 (United States); Department of Earth Sciences, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5 (Canada); Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); MS 954, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 20192 (United States)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Rail Planning Timeline  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Planning Timeline: By Responsible Party Planning Timeline: By Responsible Party Rev. 4.0, November 2006 Timeframe Offeror/Agent FRA Railroad(s) Other Post Shipment * DOE conducts Lessons Learned Review. During Shipment(s) * The offeror (shipper) will ensure that the appropriate FRA point of contact is notified of any changes 1 in the transportation schedule upon confirmation of the change (modification of SCOP OI-4). * DOE will notify the state Governors or designees and designated tribal points of contact by telephone in the event of schedule changes greater than six hours (DOE Manual 8.2.1). * In the event of a substantial unanticipated delay en route (e.g., greater than 2 hours), the affected states and tribes will be notified of the event by TRANSCOM. 2 TRANSCOM will notify the affected states and tribes

347

Rail transportation update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Record western coal shipments and lucrative export traffic lead America's railroad to their fourth most profitable year in history. But with the coal boom going bust, higher rates, and a new administration and congress, what sort of transportation year can coal mines and shippers expect in 2009? The article gives the opinions of company executives and discusses findings of the recent so-called Christenson Report which investigated growing railroad market power. 1 ref., 1 fig.

Buchsbaum, L.

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

348

Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

figure data Figure 7 shows the percent change in average real rates for those state-to-state ... Estimated transportation rates for coal delivered to electric ...

349

Coots, Gallinules and Rails  

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kinds migrate to Bermuda, the West Indies, Central America, or as far as Brazil and Peru. Most species are especially noisy at dawn and dusk, with a variety of queer calls by...

350

Rail Mergers by  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The views presented here are not necessarily those of the Strom Thurmond Institute or of Clemson University. The Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs sponsors research and public service programs to enhance civic awareness of public policy issues and improve the quality of national, state, and local government. The Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt

Clinton H. Whitehurst; Richard L. Clarke; Clinton H. Whitehurst; Richard L. Clarke; Richard L. Clarke

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Rock Rapids Municipal Utility | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rapids Municipal Utility Rapids Municipal Utility Jump to: navigation, search Name Rock Rapids Municipal Utility Place Iowa Utility Id 16206 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Power (Single-Phase) Commercial Commercial Power (Three-Phase) Commercial Residential Power Residential Average Rates Residential: $0.0807/kWh Commercial: $0.0633/kWh Industrial: $0.0899/kWh

352

RRTT - Rapid Response Team for Transmission  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rapid Response Team- Rapid Response Team- Transmission Exploring the Business Link Opportunity: Transmission & Clean Energy Development in the West TRIBAL LEADER FORUM SERIES February 7, 2012 Laura Smith Morton Department of Energy Laura.morton@hq.doe.gov Nine Agency MOU * Improves uniformity, consistency, and transparency - Establishes the roles and responsibilities of the nine signatory agencies regarding electric transmission infrastructure project applicants * Provides single point of contact for coordinating all federal authorizations required to locate electric transmission facilities on federal land * Establishes DOE (under authority pursuant to section 216(h) of the FPA) as lead agency for coordinating all federal authorizations and related environmental

353

Magnetic and electric field testing of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and New Jersey transit/North Jersey coast line rail systems. Volume 2. Appendices. Final report, May 1993-March 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The safety of magnetically levitated (maglev) and high speed rail (HSR) trains proposed for application in the United States is the responsibility of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz), is of interest with respect to any potential health effects these fields may have on the public and on transportation workers. An EMF survey of National Rail Passengers Corporation trains operating on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) was performed, as part of a comprehensive comparative safety assessment of the German Transrapid (TR-07) maglev system and of existing (NEC and transit trains) and advanced rail systems (the French TGV). The report is Volume 2 of two volumes. A portable magnetic field monitoring system (augmented to include an electric fields probe) was used to sample, record and store three-axis static and ac magnetic fields waveforms simultaneously, at multiple locations. A real time Digital Audio Tape (DAT) recorder able to capture EMF transients, and two personal power-frequency magnetic field monitors were used to collect complementary data.

Dietrich, F.M.; Robertson, D.C.; Steiner, G.A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Magnetic and electric field testing of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Transit/North Jersey coast line rail systems. Volume 1. Analysis. Final report, May 1992-March 1992  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The safety of magnetically levitated (maglev) and high speed rail (HSR) trains proposed for application in the United States is the responsibility of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz), is of interest with respect to any potential health effects these fields may have on the public and on transportation workers. An EMF survey of National Rail Passengers Corporation trains operating on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) was performed, as part of a comprehensive comparative safety assessment of the German Transrapid (TR-07) maglev system, and of existing (NEC and transit trains) and advanced rail systems (the French TGV). The report is Volume 1 of two volumes. A portable magnetic field monitoring system (augmented to include an electric fields probe) was used to sample, record and store three-axis static and ac magnetic fields waveforms simultaneously, at multiple locations. A real time Digital Audio Tape (DAT) recorder able to capture EMF transients, and two personal power-frequency magnetic field monitors were used to collect complementary data.

Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Papas, P.N.; Steiner, G.A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: Theory and...  

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Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: Theory and Examples from Real-Time Interpretation of Indoor Plumes of Airborne Chemical Title Rapid Data Assimilation in the...

356

Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: theory and...  

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Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: theory and examples from real-time interpretation of indoor plumes of airborne chemicals Title Rapid Data Assimilation in the...

357

Revealing the rapid isothermal growth of graphene on catalytic...  

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Materials Synthesis from Atoms to Systems Revealing the rapid isothermal growth of graphene on catalytic substrates July 01, 2013 Optical reflectivity tracks the rapid growth of...

358

Rapid low fidelity turbomachinery disk optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Turbomachinery disks are heavy, highly stressed components used in gas turbines. Improved design of turbomachinery disks could yield a significant reduction in engine weight. This paper focuses on rapid low fidelity design and optimization of isotropic ... Keywords: Flywheel, Optimization, Plane stress, Turbomachinery disk

David P. Gutzwiller; Mark G. Turner

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

GOES Observation of a Rapidly Melting Snowband  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

GOES observation of rapid dissipation of a 5–10 cm (2–4 inches) depth snowband over the central and upper Mississippi River valley on 15 April 1980 is presented. Differences in the local weather between the stations with and without melting snow ...

Carlyle H. Wash; Delain A. Edman; John Zapotocny

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Rapid file system development using ptrace  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing kernel-level file systems is a difficult task that requires a significant time investment. For experimental file systems, it is desirable to develop a prototype before investing the time required to develop a kernel-level file system. We have ... Keywords: monitors, rapid prototyping

Richard P. Spillane; Charles P. Wright; Gopalan Sivathanu; Erez Zadok

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Fleet servicing facilities for servicing, maintaining, and testing rail and truck radioactive waste transport systems: functional requirements, technical design concepts and options cost estimates and comparisons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a resource document which examines feasibility design concepts and feasibility studies of a Fleet Servicing Facility (FSF). Such a facility is intended to be used for routine servicing, preventive maintenance, and for performing requalification license compliance tests and inspections, minor repairs, and decontamination of both the transportation casks and their associated rail cars or tractor-trailers. None of the United States' waste handling plants presently receiving radioactive wastes have an on-site FSF, nor is there an existing third party facility providing these services. This situation has caused the General Accounting Office to express concern regarding the quality of waste transport system maintenance once the system is placed into service. Thus, a need is indicated for FSF's, or their equivalent, at various radioactive materials receiving sites. In this report, three forms of FSF's solely for spent fuel transport systems were examined: independent, integrated, and colocated. The independent concept was already the subject of a detailed report and is extensively referenced in this document so that capital cost comparisons of the three concepts could be made. These facilities probably could service high-level, intermediate-level, low-level, or other waste transportation systems with minor modification, but this study did not include any system other than spent fuel. Both the Integrated and Colocated concepts were assumed to be associated with some radioactive materials handling facility such as an AFR repository.

Watson, C.D.; Hudson, B.J.; Keith, D.A.; Preston, M.K. Jr.; McCreery, P.N.; Knox, W.; Easterling, E.M.; Lamprey, A.S.; Wiedemann, G.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Live pathogens: rapid detection technique developed  

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January » January » Live Pathogens: Rapid Detection Technique Developed Live pathogens: rapid detection technique developed The technique relies on bacteria being critically dependent upon the key nutrient iron. January 24, 2013 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. coli. Colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. coli. Photo credit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention LANL's new method eliminates the need for laboratory culture and greatly speeds the process. Los Alamos researchers have developed a better technique for quick detection of live pathogens in the field. Identification of viable bacteria in a complex environment is scientifically challenging. Current detection and diagnostic techniques are inadequate in major public health emergencies, such as outbreaks of food-borne illness. Detection of live

363

Rapid Scan AERI Observations: Benefits and Analysis  

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Rapid Scan AERI Observations: Benefits and Analysis Rapid Scan AERI Observations: Benefits and Analysis W. F. Feltz, D. D. Turner, R. O. Knuteson, and R. G. Dedecker Space Science and Engineering Center Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin D. D. Turner Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has funded the development of the atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer (AERI). This has led to a hardened, autonomous system that measures downwelling infrared (IR) radiance at high-spectral resolution. Seven AERI systems have been deployed around the world as part of the ARM Program. The initial goal of these instruments was to characterize the clear-sky IR emission from the atmosphere,

364

Why are gasoline prices falling so rapidly?  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Why are gasoline prices falling so rapidly? Why are gasoline prices falling so rapidly? As of October 29, 2001, the national average retail price of regular gasoline was $1.235 per gallon, its lowest level since November 8, 1999 (Figure 1). The average price has fallen 29 cents in 6 weeks since September 17, with further declines perhaps to come. The sharpest decline has been in the Midwest (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2), where the average has dropped 57 cents in 8 weeks since Labor Day (September 3). Additionally, this decline comes on the heels of a 33-cent drop in the national average in 10 weeks from Memorial Day through August 6, interrupted only by a brief 17-cent rise in August. In total, the national average retail gasoline price has fallen nearly 48 cents from its peak on May 14. This is already the widest one-year range in retail prices

365

Cedar Rapids Wind Project | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Project Wind Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Cedar Rapids Wind Project Facility Cedar Rapids Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Location NE Coordinates 41.562199°, -98.148048° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.562199,"lon":-98.148048,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

366

Rapid scanning system for fuel drawers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nondestructive method for uniqely distinguishing among and quantifying the mass of individual fuel plates in situ in fuel drawers utilized in nuclear reactors is described. The method is both rapid and passive, eliminating the personnel hazard of the commonly used irradiation techniques which require that the analysis be performed in proximity to an intense neutron source such as a reactor. In the present technique, only normally decaying nuclei are observed. This allows the analysis to be performed anywhere. This feature, combined with rapid scanning of a given fuel drawer (in approximately 30 s), and the computer data analysis allows the processing of large numbers of fuel drawers efficiently in the event of a loss alert.

Caldwell, John T. (Los Alamos, NM); Fehlau, Paul E. (Los Alamos, NM); France, Stephen W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Rapid Sampling Tools - Nuclear Engineering Multimedia  

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Nonproliferation and National Security Nonproliferation and National Security > Multimedia > Rapid Sampling Tools Director's Welcome Organization Achievements Highlights Fact Sheets, Brochures & Other Documents Multimedia Library About Nuclear Energy Nuclear Reactors Designed by Argonne Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy Opportunities within NE Division Visit Argonne Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) Argonne OutLoud on Nuclear Energy Argonne Energy Showcase 2012 Nonproliferation and National Security - Multimedia Bookmark and Share NPNS Multimedia, a collection of videos and audios featuring activities related to Nonproliferation and National Security

368

RAPID DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FROM HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGERY  

SciTech Connect

Disaster impact modeling and analysis uses huge volumes of image data that are produced immediately following a natural or an anthropogenic disaster event. Rapid damage assessment is the key to time critical decision support in disaster management to better utilize available response resources and accelerate recovery and relief efforts. But exploiting huge volumes of high resolution image data for identifying damaged areas with robust consistency in near real time is a challenging task. In this paper, we present an automated image analysis technique to identify areas of structural damage from high resolution optical satellite data using features based on image content.

Vijayaraj, Veeraraghavan [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Energy-beam-driven rapid fabrication system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An energy beam driven rapid fabrication system, in which an energy beam strikes a growth surface to form a molten puddle thereon. Feed powder is then injected into the molten puddle from a converging flow of feed powder. A portion of the feed powder becomes incorporated into the molten puddle, forcing some of the puddle contents to freeze on the growth surface, thereby adding an additional layer of material. By scanning the energy beam and the converging flow of feed powder across the growth surface, complex three-dimensional shapes can be formed, ready or nearly ready for use. Nearly any class of material can be fabricated using this system.

Keicher, David M. (Albuquerque, NM); Atwood, Clinton L. (Albuquerque, NM); Greene, Donald L. (Corrales, NM); Griffith, Michelle L. (Albuquerque, NM); Harwell, Lane D. (Albuquerque, NM); Jeantette, Francisco P. (Albuquerque, NM); Romero, Joseph A. (Albuquerque, NM); Schanwald, Lee P. (Albuquerque, NM); Schmale, David T. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Rapid River Hatchery - Spring Chinook, Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the findings of the independent audit of the Rapid River Hatchery (Spring Chinook). The hatchery is located in the lower Snake River basin near Riggins Idaho. The hatchery is used for adult collection, egg incubation, and rearing of spring chinook. The audit was conducted in April 1996 as part of a two-year effort that will include 67 hatcheries and satellite facilities located on the Columbia and Snake River system in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The hatchery operating agencies include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Watson, M.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

E3: Success Story - Rapid-Line Inc. | Economy – Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Lindquist and other Rapid-Line staff worked with the Green ... is true and not just a short-lived trend in ... Mark Lindquist, President, Rapid-Line Inc. ...

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

372

A Three-Dimensional Balance Theory for Rapidly Rotating Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional balance formulation for rapidly rotating vortices, such as hurricanes, is presented. The asymmetric balance (AB) theory represents a new mathematical framework for studying the slow evolution of rapidly rotating fluid systems. ...

Lloyd J. Shapiro; Michael T. Montgomery

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

RAPID DETERMINATION OF RADIOSTRONTIUM IN SEAWATER SAMPLES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method for the determination of radiostrontium in seawater samples has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) that allows rapid preconcentration and separation of strontium and yttrium isotopes in seawater samples for measurement. The new SRNL method employs a novel and effective pre-concentration step that utilizes a blend of calcium phosphate with iron hydroxide to collect both strontium and yttrium rapidly from the seawater matrix with enhanced chemical yields. The pre-concentration steps, in combination with rapid Sr Resin and DGA Resin cartridge separation options using vacuum box technology, allow seawater samples up to 10 liters to be analyzed. The total {sup 89}Sr + {sup 90}Sr activity may be determined by gas flow proportional counting and recounted after ingrowth of {sup 90}Y to differentiate {sup 89}Sr from {sup 90}Sr. Gas flow proportional counting provides a lower method detection limit than liquid scintillation or Cerenkov counting and allows simultaneous counting of samples. Simultaneous counting allows for longer count times and lower method detection limits without handling very large aliquots of seawater. Seawater samples up to 6 liters may be analyzed using Sr Resin for {sup 89}Sr and {sup 90}Sr with a Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) of 1-10 mBq/L, depending on count times. Seawater samples up to 10 liters may be analyzed for {sup 90}Sr using a DGA Resin method via collection and purification of {sup 90}Y only. If {sup 89}Sr and other fission products are present, then {sup 91}Y (beta energy 1.55 MeV, 58.5 day half-life) is also likely to be present. {sup 91}Y interferes with attempts to collect {sup 90}Y directly from the seawater sample without initial purification of Sr isotopes first and {sup 90}Y ingrowth. The DGA Resin option can be used to determine {sup 90}Sr, and if {sup 91}Y is also present, an ingrowth option with using DGA Resin again to collect {sup 90}Y can be performed. An MDA for {sup 90}Sr of <1 mBq/L for an 8 hour count may be obtained using 10 liter seawater sample aliquots.

Maxwell, S.

2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

374

RAPID-CURE COATINGS SYSTEM - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Technology Marketing Summary The Naval Research Laboratory has developed a durable, rapid cure coatings system that is designed for harsh ...

375

SLIDER - Rapid Optical Deflector for Recording Ultrafast Signals  

home \\ technologies \\ slider. Technologies: Ready-to-Sign Licenses: Software: Patents: SLIDER - Rapid Optical Deflector for Recording Ultrafast Signals. Contact.

376

Rapid reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature surveys. Second technical report Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Rapid...

377

A Rapid Loss Index for Tropical Cyclone Disasters in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Disaster emergency response needs rapid estimation on disaster loss. In China it is of great importance to develop a loss index for rapidly assessing tropical cyclone (TC) disaster loss. In this paper, a new composite loss index for TC landing on China ... Keywords: Tropical Cyclone, Disaster, Loss Index, Rapid Loss Assessment

Ying Li; Weihua Fang

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Chemical Equilibrium in Heavy Ion Collisions: Rapidity Dependence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Particle yields in heavy ion collisions show an overwhelming evidence for chemical or relative chemical equilibrium at all beam energies. The rapidity dependence of the thermal parameters $T$ and $\\mu_B$ can now be determined over a wide range of rapidities and show a systematic behavior towards an increase in $\\mu_B$ away from mid-rapidity.

F. Becattini; J. Cleymans

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

379

Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Process Opportunity  

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Gas Hydrate Formation Process Gas Hydrate Formation Process Opportunity The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking collaborative research and licensing partners interested in implementing United States Non-provisional Patent Application entitled "Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Process." Disclosed in this application is a method and device for producing gas hydrates from a two-phase mixture of water and a hydrate forming gas such as methane (CH 4 ) or carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). The two-phase mixture is created in a mixing zone, which may be contained within the body of the spray nozzle. The two-phase mixture is subsequently sprayed into a reaction vessel, under pressure and temperature conditions suitable for gas hydrate formation. The reaction

380

World NGL markets continue rapid expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The international LPG industry has expanded rapidly during the 1990s and undergone significant changes. LPG consumption has expanded at nearly twice the rate of world petroleum demand. In particular, LPG use in residential and commercial markets has more than doubled in many developing countries. Markets for LPG and other petroleum products have been opened in many countries, accelerating demand growth and creating investment opportunities in all downstream segments. This has led to an overall strengthening of global LPG pricing and the development of many new export gas-processing projects. The paper discusses world LPG demand in residential and commercial markets and in petrochemicals, world LPG supply, regional increases, international trade, the US situation in natural gas, NGL supply, and NGL demand.

Otto, K.; Gist, R.; Whitley, C. [Purvin and Gertz, Houston, TX (United States); Haun, R. [Purvin and Gertz, Dallas, TX (United States)

1998-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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381

RTDS: A continuous, rapid, thermal synthesis mode  

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The Rapid Thermal Decomposition of precursors in Solution (RTDS) Process is a flow-through hydrothermal powder synthesis method capable of producing nanophase oxide and oxyhydroxide catalysts and catalyst precursors. The RTDS technique utilizes a brief exposure of dissolved precursors to high pressure/high temperature aqueous conditions to initiate crystallite nucleation. The resulting nanocrystalline suspension is removed from the hydrothermal environment through a pressure let-down device before significant crystallite growth can occur. The RTDS process is discussed as a method to produce nanocrystalline iron oxide and oxyhydroxide powders that exhibit high activity as carbon-carbon bond cleavage catalyst precursors. Nanocrystalline TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2} powders having prospective catalytic applications are also produced by the RTDS process.

Matson, D.W.; Linehan, J.C.; Darab, J.D.; Buehler, M.F.; Phelps, M.R.; Neuenschwander, G.G.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.

Petri, R.J.; Meek, J.; Bachta, R.P.; Marianowski, L.G.

1994-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

383

Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator plate for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced.

Petri, Randy J. (Crete, IL); Meek, John (Downers Grove, IL); Bachta, Robert P. (Chicago, IL); Marianowski, Leonard G. (Mount Prospect, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Rapid quantitative assay for chloramphenicol acetyltransferase  

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Measuring the expression of exogenous genetic material in mammalian cells is commonly done by fusing the DNA of interest to a gene encoding an easily-detected enzyme. Chloramphenicol acetyltransferase(CAT) is a convenient marker because it is not normally found in eukaryotes. CAT activity has usually been detected using a thin-layer chromatographic separation followed by autoradiography. An organic solvent extraction-based method for CAT detection has also been described, as well as a procedure utilizing HPLC analysis. Building on the extraction technique, they developed a rapid sensitive kinetic method for measuring CAT activity in cell homogenates. The method exploits the differential organic solubility of the substrate ((/sup 3/H) or (/sup 14/C)acetyl CoA) and the product (labeled acetylchloramphenicol). The assay is a simple one-vial, two-phase procedure and requires no tedious manipulations after the initial setup. Briefly, a 0.25 ml reaction with 100mM Tris-HCL, 1mM chloramphenicol, 0.1mM (/sup 14/C)acetyl CoA and variable amounts of cell homogenate is pipetted into a miniscintillation vial, overlaid with 5 ml of a water-immiscible fluor, and incubated at 37/sup 0/C. At suitable intervals the vial is counted and the CAT level is quantitatively determined as the rate of increase in counts/min of the labeled product as it diffuses into the fluor phase, compared to a standard curve. When used to measure CAT in transfected Balb 3T3 cells the method correlated well with the other techniques.

Neumann, J.R.; Morency, C.A.; Russian, K.O.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide Agency/Company /Organization: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy Focus Area: Public Transit & Infrastructure Topics: Best Practices Resource Type: Reports, Journal Articles, & Tools Website: www.itdp.org/microsites/bus-rapid-transit-planning-guide/ The Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide is the most comprehensive resource for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, beginning with project preparation all the way through to implementation. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air

386

Next Generation Rail Supply Chain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The NGEC represents Amtrak, Federal Railroad Association, and participating states. To view the now closed Diesel Locomotive RFI, click here. ...

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

387

Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Blocks (a) Open Floor with Plywood Protection (b) Ballastthe strong floor was protected with a layer of plywood.With the plywood in place, the rebar cages were placed and

Phillips, Robert Ronald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Rail Supply Chain Forum- Clarion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... and rousing support for manufacturers in America from Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson and information from Chief Rolling Stock, Kevin Kesler ...

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

389

GE GR Rail 2006 Proposal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... DARPA HPE Phase III Program DARPA/ONR Contract#: N00014-07-C-0415 Partners: • Cree, Inc. ... DARPA HPE Phase III Program Page 7. ...

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

390

Rapid Assessment of City Emissions (RACE) for Low Carbon Cities...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Assessment of City Emissions (RACE) for Low Carbon Cities: Transport and Building Electricity Use Jump to: navigation, search Name Rapid Assessment of City Emissions (RACE) for...

391

City of Grand Rapids - Green Building Requirements for Municipal...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 2006, the City of Grand Rapids approved a resolution detailing the city's sustainability policy for public buildings. The resolution directed city personnel to implement...

392

Modeling Fragility in Rapidly Evolving Disaster Response Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Multi-Organizational Disaster Response Systems." Pittsburgh,in Rapidly Evolving Disaster Response Systems Louise K.capacity in an actual disaster response system to determine

Comfort, Louise K.; Ko, Kilkon; Zagorecki, Adam

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Rapid increases in electricity demand challenge both generating ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Because supply and demand for electricity must balance in real-time, rapid changes in demand create operational challenges for the electric system and generating unit ...

394

Rapid Modeling of Power Electronics Thermal Management Technologies: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Describes a method of rapidly evaluating trade-offs associated with alternative packaging configurations and thermal management technologies for power electronics packaging.

Bennion, K.; Kelly, K.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Method of Rapidly Screening Buffer Layers in Photovoltaics  

ORNL 2010-G0647/jcn UT-B ID 200902275 Method of Rapidly Screening Buffer Layers in Photovoltaics Technology Summary This ORNL invention offers a new method to ...

396

City of Grand Rapids- Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In January 2006, the City of Grand Rapids approved a resolution detailing the city's sustainability policy for public buildings. The resolution directed city personnel to implement the principles...

397

Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Urban Mobility in Cities with Data Scarcity Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Sustainable Urban...

398

Rapid reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature surveys. Semi-annual technical report Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Rapid...

399

Development of Protocols for Rapid Amplification of STR ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Rapid PCR Applications • Faster sample-to-answer ... Cycling for most STR kits is run in '9600 emulation mode' (1oC/s) PCR Thermal Cycling Profile ...

2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

400

Logic foundry: rapid prototyping for FPGA-based DSP systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce the Logic Foundry, a system for the rapid creation and integration of FPGA-based digital signal processing systems. Recognizing that some of the greatest challenges in creating FPGA-based systems occur in the integration of the various components, ... Keywords: CAD tools, DSP, FPGA, design methodology, integration, rapid prototyping

Gary Spivey; Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya; Kazuo Nakajima

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Database | Open Energy Information  

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Global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Database Global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Database Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Database Agency/Company /Organization: EMBARQ Complexity/Ease of Use: Not Available Website: www.brtdata.org/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/global-bus-rapid-transit-brt-database Language: English Related Tools European Green Cars Initiative Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium Sized Cities in India Making Car Sharing and Car Clubs Work: Final Report ... further results Find Another Tool FIND TRANSPORTATION TOOLS This tool provides public access to current data about bus rapid transit systems around the world, including data for the design, performance, and cost of these systems. The database can be filtered by location or

402

Rapidly Rotating Suns and Active Nests of Convection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the solar convection zone, rotation couples with intensely turbulent convection to drive a strong differential rotation and achieve complex magnetic dynamo action. Our sun must have rotated more rapidly in its past, as is suggested by observations of many rapidly rotating young solar-type stars. Here we explore the effects of more rapid rotation on the global-scale patterns of convection in such stars and the flows of differential rotation and meridional circulation which are self-consistently established. The convection in these systems is richly time dependent and in our most rapidly rotating suns a striking pattern of localized convection emerges. Convection near the equator in these systems is dominated by one or two nests in longitude of locally enhanced convection, with quiescent streaming flow in between at the highest rotation rates. These active nests of convection maintain a strong differential rotation despite their small size. The structure of differential rotation is similar in all of our more rapidly rotating suns, with fast equators and slower poles. We find that the total shear in differential rotation Delta Omega grows with more rapid rotation while the relative shear Delta Omega/Omega_0 decreases. In contrast, at more rapid rotation the meridional circulations decrease in energy and peak velocities and break into multiple cells of circulation in both radius and latitude.

Benjamin P. Brown; Matthew K. Browning; Allan Sacha Brun; Mark S. Miesch; Juri Toomre

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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THE FREQUENCY OF RAPID ROTATION AMONG K GIANT STARS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the results of a search for unusually rapidly rotating giant stars in a large sample of K giants ({approx}1300 stars) that had been spectroscopically monitored as potential targets for the Space Interferometry Mission's Astrometric Grid. The stars in this catalog are much fainter and typically more metal-poor than those of other catalogs of red giant star rotational velocities, but the spectra generally only have signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of {approx}20-60, making the measurement of the widths of individual lines difficult. To compensate for this, we have developed a cross-correlation method to derive rotational velocities in moderate S/N echelle spectra to efficiently probe this sample for rapid rotator candidates. We have discovered 28 new red giant rapid rotators as well as one extreme rapid rotator with a vsin i of 86.4 km s{sup -1}. Rapid rotators comprise 2.2% of our sample, which is consistent with other surveys of brighter, more metal-rich K giant stars. Although we find that the temperature distribution of rapid rotators is similar to that of the slow rotators, this may not be the case with the distributions of surface gravity and metallicity. The rapid rotators show a slight overabundance of low-gravity stars and as a group are significantly more metal-poor than the slow rotators, which may indicate that the rotators are tidally locked binaries.

Carlberg, Joleen K.; Majewski, Steven R.; Patterson, Richard J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States); Bizyaev, Dmitry [Apache Point Observatory, Sunspot, NM (United States); Smith, Verne V.; Cunha, Katia, E-mail: jkm9n@virginia.edu, E-mail: srm4n@virginia.edu, E-mail: ricky@virginia.edu, E-mail: dmbiz@apo.nmsu.edu, E-mail: vsmith@noao.edu, E-mail: cunha@noao.edu [NOAO, Tucson, AZ (United States)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Spectroscopy Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Spectroscopy Abstract Infrared spectroscopy is particularly good at identifying awide variety of hydrothermally altered minerals with no samplepreparation, and is especially helpful in discrimination amongclay minerals. We have performed several promising pilot studieson geothermal drill core and cuttings that suggest the efficiencyof the technique to sample continuously and provide alterationlogs similar to geophysical logs. We have successfully identifiedlayered silicates, zeolites, opal, calcite, and iron oxides and

405

Rapid Assessment of City Emissions (RACE): Case of Batangas City,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rapid Assessment of City Emissions (RACE): Case of Batangas City, Rapid Assessment of City Emissions (RACE): Case of Batangas City, Philippines Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Rapid Assessment of City Emissions (RACE): Case of Batangas City, Philippines Agency/Company /Organization: International Resources Group (IRG), Clean Air Asia, Chreod Ltd. Partner: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ministry of Planning Sector: Land Focus Area: Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Land Use, People and Policy, Transportation Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Case studies/examples

406

Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid  

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Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Urban Mobility in Cities with Data Scarcity Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Urban Mobility in Cities with Data Scarcity Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Air Asia, The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Partner: UN Habitat Sector: Land Focus Area: Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy, Transportation Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Policies/deployment programs Website: cleanairinitiative.org/portal/node/7870

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FUPWG Meeting Agenda - Rapid City, South Dakota | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rapid City, South Dakota Rapid City, South Dakota FUPWG Meeting Agenda - Rapid City, South Dakota October 7, 2013 - 2:48pm Addthis Image of the FUPWG logo which displays an illustration of Mount Rushmore. The logo reads Achieving Energy Efficiency on a Monumental Scale; FUPWG October 20-21, 2010; Rapid City, South Dakota. Wednesday, October, 2010 8:30 am Welcome Dennis Haider, MDU Mark Howard, Ellsworth AF Base 8:40 am Introductions & Washington, D.C., Update National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) BioEnergy Atlas David McAndrew, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) 9:00 am Special Presentation Owl Feather War Bonnet Ken Haukaas, Rosebud Sioux Tribe 9:30 am Electric Vehicle Update Amanda Sahl, FEMP 10:15 am Networking Break 10:45 am O&M/Commissioning Panel Moderator - Ab Ream, FEMP

408

Stochastic approaches for solving Rapid Transit Network Design ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the estimation of the future demand will have in the design of new rapid transit ... is based on the current mobility patterns for which a new infrastructure does not.

409

Rapid Development of the Tropical Cyclone Warm Core  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a simple theoretical argument to isolate the conditions under which a tropical cyclone can rapidly develop a warm-core thermal structure and subsequently approach a steady state. The theoretical argument is based on the ...

Jonathan L. Vigh; Wayne H. Schubert

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Rapid replenishment at a consumer product goods manufacturer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Increasing supply chain velocity has adverse consequences for consumer product goods manufacturers, but creates value and flexibility for retail stores. This thesis outlines a case study of a rapid replenishment pilot ...

Becker, Deborah Eugenia

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A Rapid Radiative Transfer Model for Reflection of Solar Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A rapid analytical radiative transfer model for reflection of solar radiation in plane-parallel atmospheres is developed based on the Sobolev approach and the delta function transformation technique. A distinct advantage of this model over ...

X. Xiang; E. A. Smith; C. G. Justus

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Production of jets at forward rapidities in hadronic collisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss high-pT production processes at forward rapidities in hadron-hadron collisions, and describe recent results from using QCD high-energy factorization in forward jet production at the LHC.

F. Hautmann

2009-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

413

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Rapid Beam-switching Allows...  

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Rapid Beam-switching Allows SLAC X-ray Laser to Multitask By Glenn Roberts Jr. August 9, 2013 A high-energy SLAC laser that creates shock waves and superhot plasmas needs to cool...

414

New Computer Software Enables Rapid Response to Time-critical...  

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New Computer Software Enables Rapid Response to Time-critical Emergencies November 3, 2006 Tweet EmailPrint The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and...

415

The Rapid-Sampling Vertical Profiler: An Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evaluation of the Rapid-Sampling Vertical Profiler, which was developed for sampling the hydrophysical fields in the upper ocean from a moving vessel, shows that the instrument is useful for near-microscale measurements of temperature and ...

D. R. Caldwell; T. M. Dillon; J. N. Moum

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

RAPID DETERMINATION OF {sup 210} PO IN WATER SAMPLES  

SciTech Connect

A new rapid method for the determination of {sup 210}Po in water samples has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) that can be used for emergency response or routine water analyses. If a radiological dispersive device (RDD) event or a radiological attack associated with drinking water supplies occurs, there will be an urgent need for rapid analyses of water samples, including drinking water, ground water and other water effluents. Current analytical methods for the assay of {sup 210}Po in water samples have typically involved spontaneous auto-deposition of {sup 210}Po onto silver or other metal disks followed by counting by alpha spectrometry. The auto-deposition times range from 90 minutes to 24 hours or more, at times with yields that may be less than desirable. If sample interferences are present, decreased yields and degraded alpha spectrums can occur due to unpredictable thickening in the deposited layer. Separation methods have focused on the use of Sr Resin?, often in combination with 210Pb analysis. A new rapid method for {sup 210}Po in water samples has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) that utilizes a rapid calcium phosphate co-precipitation method, separation using DGA Resin? (N,N,N?,N? tetraoctyldiglycolamide extractant-coated resin, Eichrom Technologies or Triskem-International), followed by rapid microprecipitation of {sup 210}Po using bismuth phosphate for counting by alpha spectrometry. This new method can be performed quickly with excellent removal of interferences, high chemical yields and very good alpha peak resolution, eliminating any potential problems with the alpha source preparation for emergency or routine samples. A rapid sequential separation method to separate {sup 210} Po and actinide isotopes was also developed. This new approach, rapid separation with DGA Resin plus microprecipitation for alpha source preparation, is a significant advance in radiochemistry for the rapid determination of {sup 210}Po.

Maxwell, S.

2013-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

417

Wisconsin Rapids W W & L Comm | Open Energy Information  

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Rapids W W & L Comm Rapids W W & L Comm Jump to: navigation, search Name Wisconsin Rapids W W & L Comm Place Wisconsin Utility Id 20862 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Bundled Services Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Athletic Field Lighting Service Lighting General Service Three Phase Commercial General Service Single Phase Commercial General Service TOU Single Phase (8am to 8pm) Commercial General Service TOU Single Phase(7am to 7pm) Commercial General Service TOU Single Phase(9 am to 9pm) Commercial

418

City of Coon Rapids, Iowa (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

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Coon Rapids, Iowa (Utility Company) Coon Rapids, Iowa (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name City of Coon Rapids Place Iowa Utility Id 4305 Utility Location Yes Ownership M Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Bundled Services Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png GENERAL DEMAND SERVICE RATE SCHEDULE Commercial GENERAL SERVICE RATE SCHEDULE 1 Commercial GENERAL SERVICE RATE SCHEDULE 2 Commercial GENERAL SERVICE RATE SCHEDULE 3 Commercial LARGE-VOLUME DEMAND SERVICE RATE SCHEDULE Commercial

419

Innovation Ecosystems Spur Rapid Growth for Startups, Entrepreneurs |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Innovation Ecosystems Spur Rapid Growth for Startups, Entrepreneurs Innovation Ecosystems Spur Rapid Growth for Startups, Entrepreneurs Innovation Ecosystems Spur Rapid Growth for Startups, Entrepreneurs September 14, 2011 - 4:22pm Addthis Rich Earley, CEO of Clean Urban Energy presents at Clean Energy Trust's Clean Energy Challenge in March 2011 | Courtesy of Clean Energy Trust Rich Earley, CEO of Clean Urban Energy presents at Clean Energy Trust's Clean Energy Challenge in March 2011 | Courtesy of Clean Energy Trust Sarah Jane Maxted Special Assistant, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy What does this project do? Smart grid start-up company Clean Urban Energy secured $75,000 for its energy storage and smart grid performance optimization technology. Their system harnesses a building's inherent thermal mass to drive

420

Staged venting of fuel cell system during rapid shutdown  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A venting methodology and system for rapid shutdown of a fuel cell apparatus of the type used in a vehicle propulsion system. H.sub.2 and air flows to the fuel cell stack are slowly bypassed to the combustor upon receipt of a rapid shutdown command. The bypass occurs over a period of time (for example one to five seconds) using conveniently-sized bypass valves. Upon receipt of the rapid shutdown command, the anode inlet of the fuel cell stack is instantaneously vented to a remote vent to remove all H.sub.2 from the stack. Airflow to the cathode inlet of the fuel cell stack gradually diminishes over the bypass period, and when the airflow bypass is complete the cathode inlet is also instantaneously vented to a remote vent to eliminate pressure differentials across the stack.

Clingerman, Bruce J. (Palmyra, NY); Doan, Tien M. (Columbia, MD); Keskula, Donald H. (Webster, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Processes: Will They Work?  

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Researchers at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have been investigating the formation of synthetic gas hydrates, with an emphasis on rapid and continuous hydrate formation techniques. The investigations focused on unconventional methods to reduce dissolution, induction, nucleation and crystallization times associated with natural and synthetic hydrates studies conducted in the laboratory. Numerous experiments were conducted with various high-pressure cells equipped with instrumentation to study rapid and continuous hydrate formation. The cells ranged in size from 100 mL for screening studies to proof-of-concept studies with NETL’s 15-Liter Hydrate Cell. Results from this work demonstrate that the rapid and continuous formation of methane hydrate is possible at predetermined temperatures and pressures within the stability zone of a Methane Hydrate Stability Curve (see Figure 1).

Brown, T.D.; Taylor, C.E.; Bernardo, M.P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Grand Rapids Public Util Comm | Open Energy Information  

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Rapids Public Util Comm Rapids Public Util Comm Jump to: navigation, search Name Grand Rapids Public Util Comm Place Minnesota Utility Id 7489 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Bundled Services Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png CITY COMMERCIAL Commercial CITY LIGHT & POWER Lighting CITY RESIDENTIAL Residential CONTROLLED WATER HEATING (CITY) Commercial CONTROLLED WATER HEATING (RURAL) Commercial ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING RATE (CITY) Lighting ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING RATE (RURAL) Lighting INDUSTRIAL (CITY) Industrial

423

Rapid Sampling from Sealed Containers - Vulnerability Assessment Team -  

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Nonproliferation and Nonproliferation and National Security > VAT > Current Projects > Rapid Sampling Tools > ... from Sealed Containers VAT Projects Introducing the VAT Adversarial Vulnerability Assessments Safety Tags & Product Counterfeiting Election Security Spoofing GPS Defeating Existing Tamper-Indicating Seals Specialty Field Tools & Sampling Tools Tamper & Intrusion Detection Rapid Sampling from Sealed Containers Demo video Insider Threat Mitigation Drug Testing Security Microprocessor Prototypes The Journal of Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments Vulnerability Assessments Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Insanely Fast µProcessor Shop Seals About Seals Applications of Seals Common Myths about Tamper Indicating Seals Definitions Findings and Lessons Learned

424

Knowledge mapping for rapidly evolving domains: A design science approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Knowledge mapping can provide comprehensive depictions of rapidly evolving scientific domains. Taking the design science approach, we developed a Web-based knowledge mapping system (i.e., Nano Mapper) that provides interactive search and analysis on ... Keywords: Design science, Information systems, Knowledge mapping

Yan Dang; Yulei Zhang; Paul Jen-Hwa Hu; Susan A. Brown; Hsinchun Chen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

RapidRadio: Signal Classification and Radio Deployment Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, the RapidRadio framework for signal classification and receiver deployment is discussed. The framework is a productivity-enhancing tool that reduces the required knowledge base for implementing a receiver on an FPGA-based SDR platform. ... Keywords: FPGA, signal classification, system synthesis

Jorge A. Surís; Adolfo Recio; Peter Athanas

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Rapid Energy Estimation of Computations on FPGA based Soft Processors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

such energy performance, we propose a methodology based on instruction level energy profiling. We first, techniques that can quickly and ac- curately obtain the energy dissipation of the software programs executing1 Rapid Energy Estimation of Computations on FPGA based Soft Processors Jingzhao Ou and Viktor K

Hwang, Kai

427

RAPID DETERMINATION OF RADIOSTRONTIUM IN LARGE SOIL SAMPLES  

SciTech Connect

A new method for the determination of radiostrontium in large soil samples has been developed at the Savannah River Environmental Laboratory (Aiken, SC, USA) that allows rapid preconcentration and separation of strontium in large soil samples for the measurement of strontium isotopes by gas flow proportional counting. The need for rapid analyses in the event of a Radiological Dispersive Device (RDD) or Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) event is well-known. In addition, the recent accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 reinforces the need to have rapid analyses for radionuclides in environmental samples in the event of a nuclear accident. The method employs a novel pre-concentration step that utilizes an iron hydroxide precipitation (enhanced with calcium phosphate) followed by a final calcium fluoride precipitation to remove silicates and other matrix components. The pre-concentration steps, in combination with a rapid Sr Resin separation using vacuum box technology, allow very large soil samples to be analyzed for {sup 89,90}Sr using gas flow proportional counting with a lower method detection limit. The calcium fluoride precipitation eliminates column flow problems typically associated with large amounts of silicates in large soil samples.

Maxwell, S.

2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

428

NetCOPE: Platform for Rapid Development of Network Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rapid development in area of network technologies and the bandwidth increase to 1Gbps or 10Gbps puts more and more requirements to devices, that have to process or analyze a network traffic. The results from numerous research works show that the performance ...

Tomas Martinek; Martin Kosek

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Microphysics of the Rapid Development of Heavy Convective Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two rapidly growing, hail-producing storms observed in Alabama during the Microburst and Severe Thunderstorm project in 1986 were examined: the well-studied single-cell storm case on 20 July 1986 and a single cell within a multicellular storm on ...

Zhaoxia Zeng; Sandra E. Yuter; Robert A. Houze Jr.; David E. Kingsmill

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

RAPID SEPARATION METHOD FOR ACTINIDES IN EMERGENCY SOIL SAMPLES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new rapid method for the determination of actinides in soil and sediment samples has been developed at the Savannah River Site Environmental Lab (Aiken, SC, USA) that can be used for samples up to 2 grams in emergency response situations. The actinides in soil method utilizes a rapid sodium hydroxide fusion method, a lanthanum fluoride soil matrix removal step, and a streamlined column separation process with stacked TEVA, TRU and DGA Resin cartridges. Lanthanum was separated rapidly and effectively from Am and Cm on DGA Resin. Vacuum box technology and rapid flow rates are used to reduce analytical time. Alpha sources are prepared using cerium fluoride microprecipitation for counting by alpha spectrometry. The method showed high chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. This new procedure was applied to emergency soil samples received in the NRIP Emergency Response exercise administered by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in April, 2009. The actinides in soil results were reported within 4-5 hours with excellent quality.

Maxwell, S.; Culligan, B.; Noyes, G.

2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

431

Global hydrological cycle response to rapid and slow global warming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We analyze the response of global water vapor to global warming in a series of fully coupled climate model simulations. We find that a roughly 7% per Kelvin rate of increase of water vapor with global surface temperature is robust only for rapid ...

Larissa Back; Karen Russ; Zhengyu Liu; Kuniaki Inoue; Jiaxu Zhang; Bette Otto-Bliesner

432

RAPID RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSES IN SUPPORT OF FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is an increasing need to develop faster analytical methods for emergency response, including emergency soil and air filter samples. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) performed analyses on samples received from Japan in April, 2011 as part of a U.S. Department of Energy effort to provide assistance to the government of Japan, following the nuclear event at Fukushima Daiichi, resulting from the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Of particular concern was whether it was safe to plant rice in certain areas (prefectures) near Fukushima. The primary objectives of the sample collection, sample analysis, and data assessment teams were to evaluate personnel exposure hazards, identify the nuclear power plant radiological source term and plume deposition, and assist the government of Japan in assessing any environmental and agricultural impacts associated with the nuclear event. SRNL analyzed approximately 250 samples and reported approximately 500 analytical method determinations. Samples included soil from farmland surrounding the Fukushima reactors and air monitoring samples of national interest, including those collected at the U.S. Embassy and American military bases. Samples were analyzed for a wide range of radionuclides, including strontium-89, strontium-90, gamma-emitting radionuclides, and plutonium, uranium, americium and curium isotopes. Technical aspects of the rapid soil and air filter analyses will be described. The extent of radiostrontium contamination was a significant concern. For {sup 89,90}Sr analyses on soil samples, a rapid fusion technique using 1.5 gram soil aliquots to enable a Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) of calcium fluoride precipitations, followed by Sr-Resin separation and gas flow proportional counting. To achieve a lower detection limit for analysis of some of the Japanese soil samples, a 10 gram aliquot of soil was taken, acid-leached and processed with similar preconcentration chemistry. The MDA using this approach was ~0.03 pCi/g (1.1 mBq/g)/, which is less than the 0.05-0.10 pCi/g {sup 90}Sr levels found in soil as a result of global fallout. The chemical yields observed for the Japanese soil samples was typically 75-80% and the laboratory control sample (LCS) and matrix spike (MS) results looked very good for this work Individual QC results were well within the ± 25% acceptable range and the average of these results does not show significant bias. Additional data for a radiostrontium in soil method for 50 gram samples will also be presented, which appears to be a significant step forward based on looking at the current literature, with higher chemical yields for even larger sample aliquots and lower MDA. Hou et al surveyed a wide range of separation methods for Pu in waters and environmental solid samples. While there are many actinide methods in the scientific literature, few would be considered rapid due to the tedious and time-consuming steps involved. For actinide analyses in soil, a new rapid method for the determination of actinide isotopes in soil samples using both alpha spectrometry and inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry was employed. The new rapid soil method utilizes an acid leaching method, iron/titanium hydroxide precipitation, a lanthanum fluoride soil matrix removal step, and a rapid column separation process with TEVA Resin. The large soil matrix is removed easily and rapidly using these two simple precipitations with high chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. Vacuum box technology and rapid flow rates were used to reduce analytical time. Challenges associated with the mineral content in the volcanic soil will be discussed. Air filter samples were reported within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt using rapid techniques published previously. The r

Maxwell, S.

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

RAPID DETERMINATION OF RA-226 IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES  

SciTech Connect

A new rapid method for the determination of {sup 226}Ra in environmental samples has been developed at the Savannah River Site Environmental Lab (Aiken, SC, USA) that can be used for emergency response or routine sample analyses. The need for rapid analyses in the event of a Radiological Dispersive Device or Improvised Nuclear Device event is well-known. In addition, the recent accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 reinforces the need to have rapid analyses for radionuclides in environmental samples in the event of a nuclear accident. {sup 226}Ra (T1/2 = 1,620 years) is one of the most toxic of the long-lived alpha-emitters present in the environment due to its long life and its tendency to concentrate in bones, which increases the internal radiation dose of individuals. The new method to determine {sup 226}Ra in environmental samples utilizes a rapid sodium hydroxide fusion method for solid samples, calcium carbonate precipitation to preconcentrate Ra, and rapid column separation steps to remove interferences. The column separation process uses cation exchange resin to remove large amounts of calcium, Sr Resin to remove barium and Ln Resin as a final purification step to remove {sup 225}Ac and potential interferences. The purified {sup 226}Ra sample test sources are prepared using barium sulfate microprecipitation in the presence of isopropanol for counting by alpha spectrometry. The method showed good chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. The determination of {sup 226}Ra in environmental samples can be performed in less than 16 h for vegetation, concrete, brick, soil, and air filter samples with excellent quality for emergency or routine analyses. The sample preparation work takes less than 6 h. {sup 225}Ra (T1/2 = 14.9 day) tracer is used and the {sup 225}Ra progeny {sup 217}At is used to determine chemical yield via alpha spectrometry. The rapid fusion technique is a rugged sample digestion method that ensures that any refractory radium particles are effectively digested. The preconcentration and column separation steps can also be applied to aqueous samples with good results.

Maxwell, S.

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

434

Utility-Scale PV Variability Workshop: October 7, 2009, Cedar Rapids, Iowa [Proceedings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Proceedings from the Utility Scale Photovoltaic Workshop held in Cedar Rapids Iowa on October 7, 2009.

Kroposki, B.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

GSI Rapid Cycling Magnets Project | Superconducting Magnet Division  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

GSI Rapid Cycling Magnets Project GSI Rapid Cycling Magnets Project While superconducting magnets easily achieve higher magnetic fields at lower cost than conventional electromagnets, it is very difficult to ramp superconducting magnets very quickly. But exactly that is needed at the planned new facility of GSI, the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (Institute for Heavy Ion Research), in Darmstadt, Germany. In the magnets of the SIS 200 ring, one of the components of the new facility, the magnetic field must be ramped from 0.5 Tesla to 4 Tesla at a rate of 1 Tesla per second. This ramp rate is almost 25 times faster than the ramp rate of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) magnets at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), which ramp at a rate of 0.042 Tesla per second. While the SIS 200 magnets also require a slightly higher field strength than the

436

East Grand Rapids, Michigan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rapids, Michigan: Energy Resources Rapids, Michigan: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 42.941139°, -85.6100277° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.941139,"lon":-85.6100277,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

437

Rapides Parish, Louisiana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rapides Parish, Louisiana: Energy Resources Rapides Parish, Louisiana: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 31.1461104°, -92.539603° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.1461104,"lon":-92.539603,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

438

City of Eaton Rapids, Michigan (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Eaton Rapids Eaton Rapids Place Michigan Utility Id 5630 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Retail Marketing Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Rate Commercial Economic Development Rate Commercial Economic Development Rate Industrial Industrial Electric Heat Res. Electric Rate Residential Outdoor Lighting 1000W Mercury Vapor Lighting Outdoor Lighting 150W HPS Lighting Outdoor Lighting 175W Mercury Lighting Outdoor Lighting 250W HPS Lighting

439

Big Rapids, Michigan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rapids, MI) Rapids, MI) Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 43.6980782°, -85.4836557° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.6980782,"lon":-85.4836557,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

440

Rapid determination of uranium by x-ray fluorescence  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a method for rapidly determining the amount of uranium using x-ray fluorescence. We add an aliquot of sample solution plus the internal standard element, yttrium, to a 10-ml volumetric flask. We transfer this solution to an x-ray cell and read the L..cap alpha..1 line of uranium and the K..cap alpha..1 line of yttrium. We then compare the ratio of uranium to yttrium for the sample with the ratios obtained from standards. This rapid, highly accurate procedure has a relative standard deviation of 0.69% for samples containing 1 to 5 mg U/ml. 2 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Martell, C.J.; Hansel, J.M.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Rapid cycling medical synchrotron and beam delivery system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A medical synchrotron which cycles rapidly in order to accelerate particles for delivery in a beam therapy system. The synchrotron generally includes a radiofrequency (RF) cavity for accelerating the particles as a beam and a plurality of combined function magnets arranged in a ring. Each of the combined function magnets performs two functions. The first function of the combined function magnet is to bend the particle beam along an orbital path around the ring. The second function of the combined function magnet is to focus or defocus the particle beam as it travels around the path. The radiofrequency (RF) cavity is a ferrite loaded cavity adapted for high speed frequency swings for rapid cycling acceleration of the particles.

Peggs, Stephen G. (Port Jefferson, NY); Brennan, J. Michael (East Northport, NY); Tuozzolo, Joseph E. (Sayville, NY); Zaltsman, Alexander (Commack, NY)

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

442

City of Grand Rapids Building Solar Roof Demonstration  

SciTech Connect

Grand Rapids, Michigan is striving to reduce it environmental footprint. The municipal government organization has established environmental sustainability policies with the goal of securing 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. This report describes the process by which the City of Grand Rapids evaluated, selected and installed solar panels on the Water/Environmental Services Building. The solar panels are the first to be placed on a municipal building. Its new power monitoring system provides output data to assess energy efficiency and utilization. It is expected to generate enough clean solar energy to power 25 percent of the building. The benefit to the public includes the economic savings from reduced operational costs for the building; an improved environmentally sustainable area in which to live and work; and increased knowledge about the use of solar energy. It will serve as a model for future energy saving applications.

DeClercq, Mark; Martinez, Imelda

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

443

Annular centrifugal contactors as rapid oil-water separation devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of preliminary test to apply devices known as annular centrifugal contactors to the rapid separation of oil-water mixtures are presented. Separation efficiencies of oil from water of >99% have been demonstrated on both light and heavy oils. Equilibrium within the separating zone of the contractor is reached within seconds. Dynamic testing in which water to oil flow ratios of 1:5 and 5:1 have been conducted without loss of performance. The laboratory scaled contactors tested have total throughout of 80 cc/min. The design and construction of larger devices with total throughputs of hundreds of gallons per minute is feasible. Such contactors would be compact units capable of allowing rapid recovery from a broad range of hydrocarbon spills on waterways. The efficiency of these contactors is such that water discharged can be returned directly to the environment. Recovered hydrocarbons may be useful without further refinement. 4 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Meikrantz, D.H.; Bourne, G.L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Annular centrifugal contactors as rapid oil-water separation devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of preliminary tests to apply devices known as annular centrifugal; contactors to the rapid separation of oil-water mixtures are presented. Separation efficiencies of oil from water of >99% have been demonstrated on both light and heavy oils. Equilibrium within the separating zone of the contactor is reached within seconds. Dynamic testing in which water to oil flow ratios of 1:5 and 5:1 have been conducted without loss of performance. The laboratory scaled contactors tested have total throughput of 80 cc/min. The design and construction of larger devices with total throughputs of hundreds of gallons per minute is feasible. Such contactors would be compact units capable of allowing rapid recovery from a broad range of hydrocarbon spills on waterways. The efficiency of these contactors is such that water discharged can be returned to the environment. Recovered hydrocarbons may be useful without further refinement.

Meikrantz, D.H.; Bourne, G.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Spectral element method in time for rapidly actuated systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the spectral element (SE) method is applied in time to find the entire time-periodic or transient solution of time-dependent differential equations. The time-periodic solution is computed by enforcing periodicity of the element set. Of ... Keywords: 65D30, 65M06, 65M60, 65M70, 74H45, Aeroacoustic, Limit-cycle oscillations, Rapid excitation, Spectral element, Time periodicity, Transient response, Wave equation

Mohammad H. Kurdi; Philip S. Beran

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Rapid Compositional Analysis of Microalgae by NIR Spectroscopy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One of the challenges associated with the development of algal biofuels is the rapid determination of the composition of algae. The oil content in particular is important in a biofuels production process and selecting the right algal strain from a pool of potentially thousands of candidates remains difficult. This article discusses how near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is a technology that could be used for distinguishing algal strains and more importantly, differentiating between high and low oil content of biomass.

Laurens, L. M. L.; Wolfrum, E. J.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

TRANSIT LIGHTCURVES OF EXTRASOLAR PLANETS ORBITING RAPIDLY ROTATING STARS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Main-sequence stars earlier than spectral-type approxF6 or so are expected to rotate rapidly due to their radiative exteriors. This rapid rotation leads to an oblate stellar figure. It also induces the photosphere to be hotter (by up to several thousand kelvin) at the pole than at the equator as a result of a process called gravity darkening that was first predicted by von Zeipel. Transits of extrasolar planets across such a non-uniform, oblate disk yield unusual and distinctive lightcurves that can be used to determine the relative alignment of the stellar rotation pole and the planet orbit normal. This spin-orbit alignment can be used to constrain models of planet formation and evolution. Orderly planet formation and migration within a disk that is coplanar with the stellar equator will result in spin-orbit alignment. More violent planet-planet scattering events should yield spin-orbit misaligned planets. Rossiter-McLaughlin measurements of transits of lower-mass stars show that some planets are spin-orbit aligned, and some are not. Since Rossiter-McLaughlin measurements are difficult around rapid rotators, lightcurve photometry may be the best way to determine the spin-orbit alignment of planets around massive stars. The Kepler mission will monitor approx10{sup 4} of these stars within its sample. The lightcurves of any detected planets will allow us to probe the planet formation process around high-mass stars for the first time.

Barnes, Jason W., E-mail: jwbarnes@uidaho.ed

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

RAPID SEPARATION METHOD FOR ACTINIDES IN EMERGENCY AIR FILTER SAMPLES  

SciTech Connect

A new rapid method for the determination of actinides and strontium in air filter samples has been developed at the Savannah River Site Environmental Lab (Aiken, SC, USA) that can be used in emergency response situations. The actinides and strontium in air filter method utilizes a rapid acid digestion method and a streamlined column separation process with stacked TEVA, TRU and Sr Resin cartridges. Vacuum box technology and rapid flow rates are used to reduce analytical time. Alpha emitters are prepared using cerium fluoride microprecipitation for counting by alpha spectrometry. The purified {sup 90}Sr fractions are mounted directly on planchets and counted by gas flow proportional counting. The method showed high chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. This new procedure was applied to emergency air filter samples received in the NRIP Emergency Response exercise administered by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in April, 2009. The actinide and {sup 90}Sr in air filter results were reported in {approx}4 hours with excellent quality.

Maxwell, S.; Noyes, G.; Culligan, B.

2010-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

449

Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar Photovoltaics at the Former Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Rail Yard Company Site in Perry, Iowa. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Former Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail Yard Company site in Perry, Iowa, for a feasibility study of renewable energy production. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance for this project. The purpose of this report is to assess the site for a photovoltaic (PV) system installation and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different PV options. In addition, the report recommends financing options that could assist in the implementation of a PV system at the site. This study did not assess environmental conditions at the site.

Salasovich, J.; Geiger, J.; Healey, V.; Mosey, G.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

RAPID RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSES IN SUPPORT OF FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT  

SciTech Connect

There is an increasing need to develop faster analytical methods for emergency response, including emergency soil and air filter samples. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) performed analyses on samples received from Japan in April, 2011 as part of a U.S. Department of Energy effort to provide assistance to the government of Japan, following the nuclear event at Fukushima Daiichi, resulting from the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Of particular concern was whether it was safe to plant rice in certain areas (prefectures) near Fukushima. The primary objectives of the sample collection, sample analysis, and data assessment teams were to evaluate personnel exposure hazards, identify the nuclear power plant radiological source term and plume deposition, and assist the government of Japan in assessing any environmental and agricultural impacts associated with the nuclear event. SRNL analyzed approximately 250 samples and reported approximately 500 analytical method determinations. Samples included soil from farmland surrounding the Fukushima reactors and air monitoring samples of national interest, including those collected at the U.S. Embassy and American military bases. Samples were analyzed for a wide range of radionuclides, including strontium-89, strontium-90, gamma-emitting radionuclides, and plutonium, uranium, americium and curium isotopes. Technical aspects of the rapid soil and air filter analyses will be described. The extent of radiostrontium contamination was a significant concern. For {sup 89,90}Sr analyses on soil samples, a rapid fusion technique using 1.5 gram soil aliquots to enable a Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) of <1 pCi {sup 89,90} Sr /g of soil was employed. This sequential technique has been published recently by this laboratory for actinides and radiostrontium in soil and vegetation. It consists of a rapid sodium hydroxide fusion, pre-concentration steps using iron hydroxide and calcium fluoride precipitations, followed by Sr-Resin separation and gas flow proportional counting. To achieve a lower detection limit for analysis of some of the Japanese soil samples, a 10 gram aliquot of soil was taken, acid-leached and processed with similar preconcentration chemistry. The MDA using this approach was ~0.03 pCi/g (1.1 mBq/g)/, which is less than the 0.05-0.10 pCi/g {sup 90}Sr levels found in soil as a result of global fallout. The chemical yields observed for the Japanese soil samples was typically 75-80% and the laboratory control sample (LCS) and matrix spike (MS) results looked very good for this work Individual QC results were well within the ± 25% acceptable range and the average of these results does not show significant bias. Additional data for a radiostrontium in soil method for 50 gram samples will also be presented, which appears to be a significant step forward based on looking at the current literature, with higher chemical yields for even larger sample aliquots and lower MDA. Hou et al surveyed a wide range of separation methods for Pu in waters and environmental solid samples. While there are many actinide methods in the scientific literature, few would be considered rapid due to the tedious and time-consuming steps involved. For actinide analyses in soil, a new rapid method for the determination of actinide isotopes in soil samples using both alpha spectrometry and inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry was employed. The new rapid soil method utilizes an acid leaching method, iron/titanium hydroxide precipitation, a lanthanum fluoride soil matrix removal step, and a rapid column separation process with TEVA Resin. The large soil matrix is removed easily and rapidly using these two simple precipitations with high chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. Vacuum box technology and rapid flow rates were used to reduce analytical time. Challenges associated with the mineral content in the volcanic soil will be discussed. Air filter samples were reported within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt using rapid techniques published previously. The r

Maxwell, S.

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

451

Rapid Risk Assessment: FY05 Annual Summary Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing decision support tools that will assist in the transition of incident information into Protective Action Recommendations (PARs) that are understandable and can be executed in a real-world, operational environment. During emergencies, responders must rapidly assess risks and decide on the best course of action—all within minutes to hours. PNNL is blending existing modeling and decision support technology to develop new methods for transitioning science-based threat assessment to PARs. The rapid risk assessment tool will be both understandable and applicable to the emergency management community and would be a valuable tool during any water security-related incident. In 2005, PNNL demonstrated the integration of the multi-thematic modeling with emergency management decision support tools to create a Rapid Risk Assessment (RRA) tool that will transition risk to PARs that assist in responding to or mitigating the direct and indirect impacts of the incident(s). The RRA tool does this by aligning multi-thematic modeling capabilities with real-world response zones established by emergency and site operations managers. The RRA tool uses the risk assessment tool to drive prognostic models that use the type of incident, time of impact, severity of impact, and duration of impact to select the most appropriate PAR. Because PARs (and the thresholds by which they are selected) are jointly established by the technologists and the emergency management and operations decision makers, the science-based risk assessment can transition into a recommendation that can be understood and executed by people in the field.

Whelan, Gene; Millard, W. David; Gelston, Gariann M.; Pelton, Mitch A.; Yang, Zhaoqing; Strenge, Dennis L.; Lee, Cheegwan; Sivaraman, Chitra; Simpson, Mary J.; Young, Joan K.; Khangaonkar, Tarang P.; Downing, Timothy R.; Hoopes, Bonnie L.; Hachmeister, Lon E.

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

452

Update on Breakout Sessions: Rapid City & Oklahoma City  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Breakout Sessions: Breakout Sessions: Rapid City & Oklahoma City Federal Utility Partnership Working Group May 3, 2006 Deb Beattie National Renewable Energy Laboratory Improved Web Pages * FUPWG major heading in Utility Program page * Added FUPWG meeting link to FEMP events page * Cleaned up & improved the FUPWG page - "Meetings" heading front & center w/ direct link to current meeting - "Resource Centers" now "Utility Partners" - New Utility Partner page  SPONSORED BY THE FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  - "Participants" shows member organizations - Removed defunct "Water Utility" page Get involved: Send comments about website improvements to Kate or Jennifer Web Page - FUPWG Utility Partners New Utility Partner page will

453

Wind Turbines and Health A Rapid Review of the Evidence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a rapid review of the evidence from current literature on the issue of wind turbines and potential impacts on human health. In particular the paper seeks to ascertain if the following statement can be supported by the evidence: There are no direct pathological effects from wind farms and that any potential impact on humans can be minimised by following existing planning guidelines. This statement is supported by the 2009 expert review commissioned by the American and

unknown authors

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Method for rapidly producing microporous and mesoporous materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved, rapid process is provided for making microporous and mesoporous materials, including aerogels and pre-ceramics. A gel or gel precursor is confined in a sealed vessel to prevent structural expansion of the gel during the heating process. This confinement allows the gelation and drying processes to be greatly accelerated, and significantly reduces the time required to produce a dried aerogel compared to conventional methods. Drying may be performed either by subcritical drying with a pressurized fluid to expel the liquid from the gel pores or by supercritical drying. The rates of heating and decompression are significantly higher than for conventional methods.

Coronado, Paul R. (Livermore, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA); Hopper, Robert W. (Danville, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Method for rapidly producing microporous and mesoporous materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved, rapid process is provided for making microporous and mesoporous materials, including aerogels and pre-ceramics. A gel or gel precursor is confined in a sealed vessel to prevent structural expansion of the gel during the heating process. This confinement allows the gelation and drying processes to be greatly accelerated, and significantly reduces the time required to produce a dried aerogel compared to conventional methods. Drying may be performed either by subcritical drying with a pressurized fluid to expel the liquid from the gel pores or by supercritical drying. The rates of heating and decompression are significantly higher than for conventional methods. 3 figs.

Coronado, P.R.; Poco, J.F.; Hrubesh, L.W.; Hopper, R.W.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

456

Rapid and medium setting high float bituminous emulsions  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a rapid set high float aqueous bituminous emulsion-comprising bitumen, water, and from about 0.4% to about 0.6%, based on the weight of the emulsion, of an anionic emulsifier comprised of an alkaline solution of a combination of (1) 20% to 80% fatty acids selected from the group consisting of tall oil fatty acids, tallow fatty acids, and mixtures. (2) 20% to 80% of a product of the reaction of the fatty acids with a member of the group consists of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, fumaric acid, and maleic anhydride.

Schilling, P.; Schreuders, H.G.

1987-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

457

Rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval and analysis  

SciTech Connect

Methods and systems for rapid automatic keyword extraction for information retrieval and analysis. Embodiments can include parsing words in an individual document by delimiters, stop words, or both in order to identify candidate keywords. Word scores for each word within the candidate keywords are then calculated based on a function of co-occurrence degree, co-occurrence frequency, or both. Based on a function of the word scores for words within the candidate keyword, a keyword score is calculated for each of the candidate keywords. A portion of the candidate keywords are then extracted as keywords based, at least in part, on the candidate keywords having the highest keyword scores.

Rose, Stuart J (Richland, WA); Cowley,; Wendy E (Richland, WA); Crow, Vernon L (Richland, WA); Cramer, Nicholas O (Richland, WA)

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for producing rapid pH changes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of initiating a rapid pH change in a solution by irradiating the solution with an intense flux of electromagnetic radiation of a frequency which produces a substantial pK change to a compound in solution. To optimize the resulting pH change, the compound being irradiated in solution should have an excited state lifetime substantially longer than the time required to establish an excited state acid-base equilibrium in the solution. Desired pH changes can be accomplished in nanoseconds or less by means of picosecond pulses of laser radiation.

Clark, John H. (Los Alamos, NM); Campillo, Anthony J. (Los Alamos, NM); Shapiro, Stanley L. (Los Alamos, NM); Winn, Kenneth R. (Los Alamos, NM)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase controlled rectifier circuit for rapidly charging batteries  

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An improved battery charger circuit for rapidly charging a battery by increasing the rate of battery charge acceptance through periodic battery discharge during the charging process includes a pair of first and second controlled rectifier circuits coupled to an ac source and adapted for coupling to a battery. The first controlled rectifier circuit is rendered conductive during the charging intervals to supply the battery with charge current from the ac source. The second controlled rectifier circuit is rendered conductive during battery discharge intervals to discharge the battery in a substantially lossless manner by conducting battery discharge current through the ac source, thus realizing a highly efficient battery charger.

Steigerwald, R. L.

1981-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Clean Energy Economy is Creating Jobs | Department of Energy  

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to Michigan to Arizona, workers are finding jobs in the clean energy field. In Atlanta a new streetcar will increase mobility for citizens traveling between downtown and the...

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Environmental Field Surveys, EMF Rapid Program, Engineering Project No.3  

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The EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination Program (RAPID) includes several engineering research in the area of exposure assessment and source characterization. RAPID engineering project No. 3: ''Environmental Field Surveys'' was performed to obtain information on the levels and characteristics of different environments, for which only limited data were available, especially in comparison to magnetic field data for the residential environment and for electric utility facilities, such as power lines and substations. This project was also to provide information on the contribution of various field sources in the surveyed environments. Magnetic field surveys were performed at four sites for each of five environments: schools, hospitals, office buildings, machine shops, and grocery stores. Of the twenty sites surveyed, 11 were located in the San Francisco Bay Area and 9 in Massachusetts. The surveys used a protocol based on magnetic field measurements and observation of activity patterns, designed to provide estimates of magnetic field exposure by type of people and by type of sources. The magnetic field surveys conducted by this project produced a large amount of data which will form a part of the EMF measurement database Field and exposure data were obtained separately for ''area exposure'' and ''at exposure points''. An exposure point is a location where persons engage in fixed, site specific activities near a local source that creates a significant increase in the area field. The area field is produced by ''area sources'', whose location and field distribution is in general not related to the location of the people in the area.

Enertech Consultants

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

On the interface instability during rapid evaporation in microgravity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rapid evaporation of a superheated liquid (vapor explosion) under microgravity conditions is studied by direct numerical simulation. The time-dependent Navier-Stokes and energy equations coupled to the interface dynamics are solved using a two-dimensional finite-difference/front-tracking method. Large interface deformations, topology change, latent heat, surface tension and unequal material properties between the liquid and vapor phases are included in the simulations. A comparison of numerical results to the exact solution of a one-dimensional test problem shows excellent agreement. For the two-dimensional rapid evaporation problem, the vapor volume growth rate and unstable interface dynamics are studied for increasing levels of initial liquid superheat. As the superheat is increased the liquid-vapor interface experiences increasingly unstable energetic growth. These results indicate that heat transfer plays a very important role in the instability mechanism leading to vapor explosions. It is suggested that the Mullins-Sekerka instability could play a role in the instability initiation mechanism.

Juric, D. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Theoretical Div.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trapping ultracold gases near cryogenic materials with rapid reconfigurability  

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We demonstrate a novel atom chip trapping system that allows the placement and high-resolution imaging of ultracold atoms within microns from any exchange with minimal experimental downtime. The sample is not connected to the atom chip, allowing rapid exchange without perturbing the atom chip or laser cooling apparatus. Exchange of the sample and retrapping of atoms has been performed within a week turnaround, limited only by chamber baking. Moreover, the decoupling of sample and atom chip provides the ability to independently tune the sample temperature and its position with respect to the trapped ultracold gas, which itself may remain in the focus of a high-resolution imaging system. As a first demonstration of this new system, we have confined a 700-nK cloud of 8x10^4 87Rb atoms within 100 um of a gold-mirrored 100-um-thick silicon substrate. The substrate was cooled to 35 K without use of a heat shield, while the atom chip, 120 um away, remained at room temperature. Atoms may be imaged and retrapped every 16 s, allowing rapid data collection.

Matthew A. Naides; Richard W. Turner; Ruby A. Lai; Jack M. DiSciacca; Benjamin L. Lev

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of rapid prototyping into design and manufacturing  

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The introduction of rapid prototyping machines into the marketplace promises to revolutionize the process of producing prototype parts with production-like quality. In the age of concurrent engineering and agile manufacturing, it is necessary to exploit applicable new technologies as soon as they become available. The driving force behind integrating these evolutionary processes into the design and manufacture of prototype parts is the need to reduce lead times and fabrication costs, improve efficiency, and increase flexibility without sacrificing quality. Sandia utilizes Stereolithography (SL) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) capabilities to support internal design and manufacturing efforts. SL is used in the design iteration process to produce proof-of-concept models, hands-on models for design reviews, fit-check models, visual aids for manufacturing, and functional parts in assemblies. SLS is used to produce wax patterns for the lost wax process of investment casting in support of an internal Sandia National Laboratories program called FASTCAST which integrates experimental and computational technologies into the investment casting process. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the SL and SLS processes and address our experiences with these technologies from the standpoints of application, accuracy, surface finish, and feature definition. Also presented will be several examples of prototype parts manufactured by the Stereolithography and Selective Laser Sintering rapid prototyping machines.

Atwood, C.L.; McCarty, G.D.; Pardo, B.T.; Bryce, E.A.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Priest Rapids Dam flow curtailment: Incident report, January 7, 1961  

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This incident report deals with mechanical damage (caused by falling rocks) to the power line supplying station power, Priest Rapids Dam lost all generating flow at 4:23 p.m., cutting discharge from 71,700 cfs to about 12,000 cfs. Within five minutes, spillway gates were opened, bringing river flow back to greater than 36,000 cfs in about 10 minutes. The flow at 181-B dropped from 72,000 cfs to a minimum of 56,000 cfs at about 5:25 p.m. Priest Rapids generators returned to service at 4:45 p.m., the indicated flow at the gauge reaching 71,700 cfs again at about 8:00 p.m. River temperatures at the gauge increased 0.5 C following the interruption, but not at 181-B. Prompt HAPO notification of the flow reduction as provided for in the agreement between the PUD and the AEC was not made on this occasion; the first notice came from the 251 Substation.

Kramer, H.A.; Corley, J.P.

1961-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Factors in the Upscale Growth and Longevity of MCSs Derived from Rapid Update Cycle Analyses  

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Composite environments of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) are produced from Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) analyses to explore the differences between rapidly and slowly developing MCSs as well as the differences ahead of long- and short-lived ...

Michael C. Coniglio; Jason Y. Hwang; David J. Stensrud

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Satellite-derived Surface Latent Heat Fluxes in a Rapidly Intensifying Marine Cyclone  

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The aim of this article is to estimate surface latent heat fluxes in the vicinity of a rapidly deepening cyclone before and during its period of most rapid intensification. This is done with a bulk parameterization scheme and remotely sensed ...

Douglas K. Miller; Kristina B. Katsaros

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid extraction of dissolved inorganic carbon from seawater and groundwater samples for radiocarbon dating  

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The focus of this thesis is the design and development of a system for rapid extraction of dissolved inorganic carbon from seawater and groundwater samples for radiocarbon dating. The Rapid Extraction of Dissolved Inorganic ...

Gospodinova, Kalina Doneva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Design and optimization of actuation mechanisms for rapid skin closure device  

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Innovative mechanism designs were explored for the actuation of critical components in a novel rapid skin closure device used to close long surgical incisions. The rapid skin closure device is designed to speed up the wound ...

Erickson, Andrew T. (Andrew Thomas)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ensemble Statistics and Error Covariance of a Rapidly Intensifying Hurricane  

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This thesis presents an investigation of ensemble Gaussianity, the effect of non- Gaussianity on covariance structures, storm-centered data assimilation techniques, and the relationship between commonly used data assimilation variables and the underlying dynamics for the case of Hurricane Humberto. Using an Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF), a comparison of data assimilation results in Storm-centered and Eulerian coordinate systems is made. In addition, the extent of the non-Gaussianity of the model ensemble is investigated and quantified. The effect of this non-Gaussianity on covariance structures, which play an integral role in the EnKF data assimilation scheme, is then explored. Finally, the correlation structures calculated from a Weather Research Forecast (WRF) ensemble forecast of several state variables are investigated in order to better understand the dynamics of this rapidly intensifying cyclone. Hurricane Humberto rapidly intensified in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico from a tropical disturbance to a strong category one hurricane with 90 mph winds in 24 hours. Numerical models did not capture the intensification of Humberto well. This could be due in large part to initial condition error, which can be addressed by data assimilation schemes. Because the EnKF scheme is a linear theory developed on the assumption of the normality of the ensemble distribution, non-Gaussianity in the ensemble distribution used could affect the EnKF update. It is shown that multiple state variables do indeed show significant non-Gaussianity through an inspection of statistical moments. In addition, storm-centered data assimilation schemes present an alternative to traditional Eulerian schemes by emphasizing the centrality of the cyclone to the assimilation window. This allows for an update that is most effective in the vicinity of the storm center, which is of most concern in mesoscale events such as Humberto. Finally, the effect of non-Gaussian distributions on covariance structures is examined through data transformations of normal distributions. Various standard transformations of two Gaussian distributions are made. Skewness, kurtosis, and correlation between the two distributions are taken before and after the transformations. It can be seen that there is a relationship between a change in skewness and kurtosis and the correlation between the distributions. These effects are then taken into consideration as the dynamics contributing to the rapid intensification of Humberto are explored through correlation structures.

Rigney, Matthew C.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Mold susceptibility of rapidly renewable materials used in wall construction  

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Since 1998, the United States Green Building Council, via the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, has established the premiere set of guidelines for construction ethics from the standpoint of eco-friendliness and occupant safety and health in the U.S. and around the world. These guidelines are skyrocketing in use due in part to two reasons: · increased awareness of a need for reducing, reusing, and recycling in order to save resources and natural areas for future generations; and, · increased amount of time spent indoors in work places and homes. The LEED guidelines encourage sustainable and responsible use of land, water, energy, and materials, and promote a safe and healthy environment through use of innovative designs and technology. As part of the responsible use of materials, the LEED guidelines encourage the use of rapidly renewable materials such as cotton, straw, wool, and cork as insulation products. Although these products can be produced naturally and quickly from nature, they are also cellulose or carbohydrate based products. Cellulose and carbohydrate based materials are typically optimal food sources for mold in the presence of moisture, ironically destroying facilities and creating poor living and work environments. Samples of wool, cork, straw, and cotton--rapidly renewable materials used as exterior wall insulation products--were exposed to different moisture amounts in an encapsulated environment, representing the environment within a wall cavity when exposed to water from pipes, leaks, condensation and absorption, or from initial construction. The samples were monitored over time for mold growth. The data logged from the samples were analyzed to determine the degree of mold susceptibility of each material. In addition, samples with increased amounts of moisture were examined to determine increased promotion of mold growth. The results from this study showed that all of the above mentioned materials were highly susceptible to mold growth and that the moisture amount did not increase the rate of mold growth. Based on the data collected from this study, recommendations were made to review the current use of rapidly renewable and other cellulose and carbohydrate based materials in wall construction.

Cooper, Aaron McGill

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPIDLY ACCRETING SUPERGIANT PROTOSTARS: EMBRYOS OF SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES?  

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Direct collapse of supermassive stars (SMSs) is a possible pathway for generating supermassive black holes in the early universe. It is expected that an SMS could form via very rapid mass accretion with M-dot{sub *} {approx} 0.1-1 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} during the gravitational collapse of an atomic-cooling primordial gas cloud. In this paper, we study how stars would evolve under such extreme rapid mass accretion, focusing on the early evolution until the stellar mass reaches 10{sup 3} M{sub Sun }. To this end, we numerically calculate the detailed interior structure of accreting stars with primordial element abundances. Our results show that for accretion rates higher than 10{sup -2} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}, stellar evolution is qualitatively different from that expected at lower rates. While accreting at these high rates, the star always has a radius exceeding 100 R{sub Sun }, which increases monotonically with the stellar mass. The mass-radius relation for stellar masses exceeding {approx}100 M{sub Sun} follows the same track with R{sub *}{proportional_to}M {sup 1/2}{sub *} in all cases with accretion rates {approx}> 10{sup -2} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}; at a stellar mass of 10{sup 3} M{sub Sun }, the radius is {approx_equal} 7000 R{sub Sun} ({approx_equal} 30 AU). With higher accretion rates, the onset of hydrogen burning is shifted toward higher stellar masses. In particular, for accretion rates exceeding M-dot{sub *}{approx}>0.1 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}, there is no significant hydrogen burning even after 10{sup 3} M{sub Sun} have accreted onto the protostar. Such 'supergiant' protostars have effective temperatures as low as T{sub eff} {approx_equal} 5000 K throughout their evolution and because they hardly emit ionizing photons, they do not create an H II region or significantly heat their immediate surroundings. Thus, radiative feedback is unable to hinder the growth of rapidly accreting stars to masses in excess of 10{sup 3} M{sub Sun} as long as material is accreted at rates M-dot{sub *}{approx}>10{sup -2} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}.

Hosokawa, Takashi; Yorke, Harold W. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Omukai, Kazuyuki, E-mail: Takashi.Hosokawa@jpl.nasa.gov, E-mail: hosokwtk@gmail.com, E-mail: omukai@tap.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for rapid adjustment of process gas inventory in gaseous diffusion cascades  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to an improved method and system for making relatively large and rapid adjustments in the process gas

Dyer, Robert H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fowler, Andrew H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Vanstrum, Paul R. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

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

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

475

The Treatment of Livestock Wastewater by Three Step Series Constructed Rapid Infiltration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Constructed Rapid Infiltration system (CRI) is anew type of wastewater land disposal technique based on the traditional wastewater Rapid Infiltration. This paper was study on three step series CRI for removal of pollutants by using preparation of the ... Keywords: constructed rapid infiltration system, three step series, piggery wastewater, oxygen recovery

Kang Ai-bin; Chen Hong-han

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Rapid reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature  

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Second technical report Second technical report Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Rapid reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature surveys. Second technical report Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The previously examined geothermal sites at Long Valley and Coso were studied in much greater detail. Techniques for correcting the 2-m temperature data were evaluated. Using a preliminary model and analysis of the Coso data, the importance of measuring soil thermal diffusivity data at each temperature probe site was shown. Corrected 2-m temperature anomaly at Coso was compared with a low altitude aeromagnetic anomaly and an anomaly outlined by electrical resistivity methods obtained independently. Preliminary tests were made with a simple thermal conductivity probe

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Plants' Rapid Response System Revealed | Advanced Photon Source  

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Rewriting the Organofluorine Playbook Rewriting the Organofluorine Playbook Computer-Designed Proteins to Disarm a Variety of Flu Viruses Driving Membrane Curvature Unlocking the Nanoscale Secrets of Bird-Feather Colors An Unlikely Route to Ferroelectricity Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Plants' Rapid Response System Revealed JULY 6, 2012 Bookmark and Share Images of several related proteins made at synchrotrons in the U.S. and France have allowed scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France, to solve the structure of a key piece of the biochemical machinery that allows plants to control the concentrations of circulating hormones. WUSTL graduate student

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Test plan for demonstration of Rapid Transuranic Monitoring Laboratory  

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This plan describes tests to demonstrate the capability of the Rapid Transuranic Monitoring Laboratory (RTML) to monitor airborne alpha-emitting radionuclides and analyze soil, smear, and filter samples for alpha- and gamma-emitting radionuclides under field conditions. The RTML will be tested during June 1993 at a site adjacent to the Cold Test Pit at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Measurement systems installed in the RTML that will be demonstrated include two large-area ionization chamber alpha spectrometers, an x-ray/gamma-ray spectrometer, and four alpha continuous air monitors. Test objectives, requirements for data quality, experimental apparatus and procedures, and safety and logistics issues are described.

McIsaac, C.V.; Sill, C.W.; Gehrke, R.J.; Killian, E.W.; Watts, K.D.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid application development using the Tcl/Tk language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last year, high level applications at CEBAF were written using the Tcl/Tk scripting language. This language is rapidly gaining in popularity, in part due to ease of constructing programs with X11 graphical user interfaces, and in part to ease of adding compiled user code for specialized purposes. Extensions to the language provide object oriented programming, which was used to develop a hierarchy of classes relevant for high level accelerator control. We describe basic language features, some 3rd party add-on packages, and local additions to the toolbox. Next we describe features of the accelerator object hierarchy, and finally describe applications written using this toolbox such as the ModelServer prototype, Slow Orbit and Energy Lock, the Linac Energy Management System, and other applications.

van Zeijts, J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Characterization of Shorelines using a Georeferenced Video Mapping System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increased understanding of shoreline conditions is needed, yet current approaches are limited in ability to characterize remote areas or document features at a finer resolution. Documentation using video mapping may provide a rapid and repeatable method for assessing the current state of the environment and determining changes to the shoreline over time. In this study, we compare two studies using boat-based, georeferenced video mapping in coastal Washington and the Columbia River Estuary to map and characterize coastal stressors and functional data. In both areas, mapping multiple features along the shoreline required approximation of the coastline. However, characterization of vertically oriented features such as shoreline armoring and small features such as pilings and large woody debris was possible. In addition, end users noted that geovideo provides a permanent record to allow a user to examine recorded video anywhere along a transect or at discrete points.

Anderson, Michael G.; Judd, Chaeli; Marcoe, K.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ceramic thermal barrier coating for rapid thermal cycling applications  

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A thermal barrier coating for metal articles subjected to rapid thermal cycling includes a metallic bond coat deposited on the metal article, at least one MCrAlY/ceramic layer deposited on the bond coat, and a ceramic top layer deposited on the MCrAlY/ceramic layer. The M in the MCrAlY material is Fe, Ni, Co, or a mixture of Ni and Co. The ceramic in the MCrAlY/ceramic layer is mullite or Al.sub.2 O.sub.3. The ceramic top layer includes a ceramic with a coefficient of thermal expansion less than about 5.4.times.10.sup.-6 .degree.C.sup.-1 and a thermal conductivity between about 1 J sec.sup.-1 m.sup.-1 .degree.C.sup.-1 and about 1.7 J sec.sup.-1 m.sup.-1 .degree.C.sup.-1.

Scharman, Alan J. (Hebron, CT); Yonushonis, Thomas M. (Columbus, IN)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid Risk-Based Evaluation of Competing Conceptual Designs  

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In this paper, the authors have shown how a qualitative analysis can provide good input to a risk reduction design problem. Traditionally qualitative analyses such as the FMEA can be supplemented by qualitative fault trees and event trees to produce logic models of the accident sequences for the different design options. These models can be compared using rule-based manipulations of qualitative branch point probabilities. A qualitative evaluation of other considerations such as collateral safety effects, operational impacts and worker-safety impacts can provide a more complete picture of the trade-off between options. The authors believe that their risk-reduction analysis approach that combines logic models with qualitative and possibility metrics provides an excellent tool for incorporating safety concerns rapidly and effectively into a conceptual design evaluation.

Bott, T.F.; Butner, J.M.

1999-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

483

RAPID MEASUREMENTS OF NEPTUNIUM OXIDATION STATES USING CHROMATOGRAPHIC RESINS  

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The Savannah River Site's (SRS) H-Canyon facility uses ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) to separate impure neptunium (Np) from a high sulfate feed stream. The material is processed using a two-pass solvent extraction purification which relies on CAN to oxidize neptunium to Np(VI) during the first pass prior to extraction. Spectrophotometric oxidation-state analyses normally used to validate successful oxidation to Np(VI) prior to extraction were compromised by this feed stream matrix. Therefore, a rapid chromatographic method to validate successful Np oxidation was developed using Eichrom Industries TRU and TEVA{reg_sign} resins. The method was validated and subsequently transferred to existing operations in the process analytical laboratories.

Diprete, D; C Diprete, C; Mira Malek, M; Eddie Kyser, E

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A simple method for rapidly processing HEU from weapons returns  

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A method based on the use of a high temperature fluidized bed for rapidly oxidizing, homogenizing and down-blending Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) from dismantled nuclear weapons is presented. This technology directly addresses many of the most important issues that inhibit progress in international commerce in HEU; viz., transaction verification, materials accountability, transportation and environmental safety. The equipment used to carry out the oxidation and blending is simple, inexpensive and highly portable. Mobile facilities to be used for point-of-sale blending and analysis of the product material are presented along with a phased implementation plan that addresses the conversion of HEU derived from domestic weapons and related waste streams as well as material from possible foreign sources such as South Africa or the former Soviet Union.

McLean, W. II; Miller, P.E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Rapid Application Development with OpenStudio: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents several case studies of rapidly implemented, audience-specific applications for whole building energy modeling and standards analysis. By tailoring each application to the audience and the task at hand, the required learning curve for new users was greatly reduced. Each case study used OpenStudio, the U.S. Department of Energy's middleware software development kit (SDK). OpenStudio provides an easy interface to the EnergyPlus whole building simulation engine, while extending its capability and providing higher-level functionality such as software interoperability, standards, analysis, and optimization. Each case study is unique in the technology employed to interface with OpenStudio as well as the methods used for user interaction and data presentation. Four case studies are presented.

Weaver, E.; Long, N.; Fleming, K.; Schott, M.; Benne, K.; Hale, E.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Method for rapid base sequencing in DNA and RNA  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is provided for the rapid base sequencing of DNA or RNA fragments wherein a single fragment of DNA or RNA is provided with identifiable bases and suspended in a moving flow stream. An exonuclease sequentially cleaves individual bases from the end of the suspended fragment. The moving flow stream maintains the cleaved bases in an orderly train for subsequent detection and identification. In a particular embodiment, individual bases forming the DNA or RNA fragments are individually tagged with a characteristic fluorescent dye. The train of bases is then excited to fluorescence with an output spectrum characteristic of the individual bases. Accordingly, the base sequence of the original DNA or RNA fragment can be reconstructed. 2 figs.

Jett, J.H.; Keller, R.A.; Martin, J.C.; Moyzis, R.K.; Ratliff, R.L.; Shera, E.B.; Stewart, C.C.

1987-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature  

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Semi-annual technical report Semi-annual technical report Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Rapid reconnaissance of geothermal prospects using shallow temperature surveys. Semi-annual technical report Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Shallow (2-m) soil temperature data have been collected at 27 sites at Long Valley, California, and at 102 sites at Coso, California. These geothermal areas are locations where traditional deep reconnaissance geothermal survey bore holes have been emplaced, allowing us to compare directly our shallow temperature results with standard geothermal exploration techniques. The effects of surface roughness, albedo, soil thermal diffusivity, topography and elevation were considered in making the necessary corrections to our 2-m temperature data. The corrected data for

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Thermodynamic properties of pulverized coal during rapid heating devolatilization processes  

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The thermodynamic properties of coal under conditions of rapid heating have been determined using a combination of UTRC facilities including a proprietary rapid heating rate differential thermal analyzer (RHR-DTA), a microbomb calorimeter (MBC), an entrained flow reactor (EFR), an elemental analyzer (EA), and a FT-IR. The total heat of devolatilization, was measured for a HVA bituminous coal (PSOC 1451D, Pittsburgh No. 8) and a LV bituminous coal (PSOC 1516D, Lower Kittaning). For the HVA coal, the contributions of each of the following components to the overall heat of devolatilization were measured: the specific heat of coal/char during devolatilization, the heat of thermal decomposition of the coal, the specific heat capacity of tars, and the heat of vaporization of tars. Morphological characterization of coal and char samples was performed at the University of Pittsburgh using a PC-based image analysis system, BET apparatus, helium pcynometer, and mercury porosimeter. The bulk density, true density, CO{sub 2} surface area, pore volume distribution, and particle size distribution as a function of extent of reaction are reported for both the HVA and LV coal. Analyses of the data were performed to obtain the fractal dimension of the particles as well as estimates for the external surface area. The morphological data together with the thermodynamic data obtained in this investigation provides a complete database for a set of common, well characterized coal and char samples. This database can be used to improve the prediction of particle temperatures in coal devolatilization models. Such models are used both to obtain kinetic rates from fundamental studies and in predicting furnace performance with comprehensive coal combustion codes. Recommendations for heat capacity functions and heats of devolatilization for the HVA and LV coals are given. Results of sample particle temperature calculations using the recommended thermodynamic properties are provided.

Proscia, W.M.; Freihaut, J.D. [United Technologies Research Center, E. Hartford, CT (United States); Rastogi, S.; Klinzing, G.E. [Univ. of Pittsburg, PA (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID SEPARATION METHOD FOR EMERGENCY WATER AND URINE SAMPLES  

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The Savannah River Site Environmental Bioassay Lab participated in the 2008 NRIP Emergency Response program administered by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in May, 2008. A new rapid column separation method was used for analysis of actinides and {sup 90}Sr the NRIP 2008 emergency water and urine samples. Significant method improvements were applied to reduce analytical times. As a result, much faster analysis times were achieved, less than 3 hours for determination of {sup 90}Sr and 3-4 hours for actinides. This represents a 25%-33% improvement in analysis times from NRIP 2007 and a {approx}100% improvement compared to NRIP 2006 report times. Column flow rates were increased by a factor of two, with no significant adverse impact on the method performance. Larger sample aliquots, shorter count times, faster cerium fluoride microprecipitation and streamlined calcium phosphate precipitation were also employed. Based on initial feedback from NIST, the SRS Environmental Bioassay Lab had the most rapid analysis times for actinides and {sup 90}Sr analyses for NRIP 2008 emergency urine samples. High levels of potential matrix interferences may be present in emergency samples and rugged methods are essential. Extremely high levels of {sup 210}Po were found to have an adverse effect on the uranium results for the NRIP-08 urine samples, while uranium results for NRIP-08 water samples were not affected. This problem, which was not observed for NRIP-06 or NRIP-07 urine samples, was resolved by using an enhanced {sup 210}Po removal step, which will be described.

Maxwell, S.; Culligan, B.

2008-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for Rapid Photometric Variability in Symbiotic Binaries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on our survey for rapid (time scale of minutes) photometric variability in symbiotic binaries. These binaries are becoming an increasingly important place to study accretion onto white dwarfs since they are candidate Type Ia supernovae progenitors. Unlike in most cataclysmic variables, the white dwarfs in symbiotics typically accrete from a wind, at rates greater than or equal to 10^{-9} solar masses per year. In order to elucidate the differences between symbiotics and other white dwarf accretors, as well as search for magnetism in symbiotic white dwarfs, we have studied 35 primarily northern symbiotic binaries via differential optical photometry. Our study is the most comprehensive to date of rapid variability in symbiotic binaries. We have found one magnetic accretor, Z And, previously reported by Sokoloski & Bildsten (1999). In four systems (EG And, BX Mon, CM Aql, and BF Cyg), some evidence for flickering at a low level (roughly 10 mmag) is seen for the first time. These detections are, however, marginal. For 25 systems, we place tight upper limits (order of mmag) on both aperiodic and periodic variability, highlighting a major difference between symbiotics and cataclysmic variables. The remaining five of the objects included in our sample (the 2 recurrent novae RS Oph and T CrB, plus CH Cyg, o Ceti, and MWC 560) had previous detections of large-amplitude optical flickering, and we present our extensive observations of these systems in a separate paper. We discuss the impact of our results on the ``standard'' picture of wind-fed accretion, and speculate on the possibility that in most symbiotics, light from quasi-steady nuclear burning on the surface of the white dwarf hides the fluctuating emission from accretion.

J. L. Sokoloski; Lars Bildsten; Wynn C. G. Ho

2001-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine...  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Heil Environmental - RapidRail Application: Refuse hauler Fuel Type: CNG Maximum Seating: 3 Power Source(s): Cummins Westport - ISL G 8.9L...

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Rapid Response Risk Assessment Turnaround System (R3ATS)  

SciTech Connect

The Rapid Response Risk Assessment Turnaround System (R3ATS) is a decision support system that can be used for cost and schedule risk assessment as prescribed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Order 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Unlike complex and training-intensive project control and accounting risk systems - or naive and statistically incorrect risk assessment approaches - employed throughout the DOE complex R3ATS is a powerful and yet simple decision support system for conducting project risk assessments. Output from R3ATS include: (1) establishing a project risk register which can be periodically updated to regularly monitor and assess a dynamic risk picture, (2) producing statistically derived and justifiable cost and schedule contingency probability density functions, and (3) inclusion, via Bayesian updating, of significant trigger events that result in project cost, schedule or technical risk events. During FY2007, R3ATS was used by the Oak Ridge Transuranic (TRU) Waste Processing Center (TWPC) project to examine the FY 2008 through FY 2009 budget ({approx}$70 million) and the life cycle budget (over $500 million). In less than eight weeks, Oak Ridge DOE personnel and TWPC project management were trained on - and subsequently incorporated - the R3ATS approach thus demonstrating its significance as a viable and rapid turn-around decision support tool for cost and schedule risk assessment. In conclusion: The R3ATS was developed to meet the mission need for a defensible risk-oriented decision support system. We have demonstrated how R3ATS meets DOE ORO budget planning efforts associated with the TWPC life cycle from FY 2008 through FY 2018. We have further identified the critical shortcomings in the entire approach that DOE takes perform risk management. When we realized that DOE guidance for risk management is naive and can easily produce results are not reliable or repeatable, we applied a defensible systems engineering approach to develop R3ATS. The TWPC approach to risk management offers a risk-balancing approach for performance management and ensures that future investment in training enables all users to use risk management as a tool for successful TWPC mission accomplishment. (authors)

Redus, K. [Redus and Associates, LLC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (United States); Escher, R. [Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crosstalk Compensation for a Rapid, Higher Resolution Impedance Spectrum Measurement  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Batteries and other energy storage devices are playing larger roles in various industries (e.g., military, automotive, electric utilities, etc.) as the U.S. seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign energy resources. As such, there exists a significant need for accurate, robust state-of-health assessment techniques. Present techniques tend to focus on simple, passive monitoring of voltage and current at a given ambient temperature. However, this approach has the disadvantage of ignoring key elements of health, that is, changes in resistance growth and power fade. Impedance spectroscopy is considered a useful laboratory tool in gauging changes in the resistance and power performance, but it has not been widely considered as an onboard diagnostic tool due to the length of time required to complete the measurement. Cross-Talk Compensation (CTC) is a novel approach that enables rapid, high resolution impedance spectra measurements using a hardware platform that could be designed as an embedded system. This input signal consists of a sum-of-sines excitation current that has a known frequency spread and a duration of one period of the lowest frequency. The voltage response is then captured at a sufficiently fast sample rate. Previously developed rapid impedance spectrum measurement techniques either required a longer excitation signal or a sum-of-sines signal that was separated by harmonic frequencies to reduce or eliminate, respectively, the cross-talk interference in the calculated results. The distinct advantage of CTC, however, is that non-harmonic frequencies can now be included within the excitation signal while still keeping the signal duration at one period of the lowest frequency. Since the frequency spread of the input signal is known, the crosstalk interference between sinusoidal signals within the sum-of-sines at a given frequency of interest can be pre-determined and assigned to an error matrix. Consequently, the real and imaginary components of the impedance at each frequency of interest can be calculated using simple linear algebra based on the error matrix and measured response from the energy storage device given the excitation signal. Analytical validation of CTC over a frequency range between 2000 and 0.1 Hz (i.e., a ten-second input signal duration) was performed using a standardized battery lumped parameter model. The results indicated that the CTC was able to successfully resolve more than 45 frequencies within a sum-of-sines excitation signal, whereas previous techniques could only resolve up to 15 frequencies. A simplified derivation of the CTC technique and its corresponding analytical validation studies using the lumped-parameter model will be presented.

Jon P. Christophersen; John L. Morrison; David M. Rose; William H. Morrison; Chester G. Motloch

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-line DNA analysis system with rapid thermal cycling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This application describes an apparatus particularly suited for subjecting biological samples to any necessary sample preparation tasks, subjecting the sample to rapid thermal cycling, and then subjecting the sample to subsequent on-line analysis using one or more of a number of analytical techniques. The apparatus includes a chromatography device including an injection means, a chromatography pump, and a chromatography column. In addition, the apparatus also contains a capillary electrophoresis device consisting of a capillary electrophoresis column with an inlet and outlet end, a means of injection, and means of applying a high voltage to cause the differential migration of species of interest through the capillary column. Effluent from the liquid chromatography column passes over the inlet end of the capillary electrophoresis column through a tee structure and when the loading of the capillary electrophoresis column is desired, a voltage supply is activated at a precise voltage and polarity over a specific duration to cause sample species to be diverted from the flowing stream to the capillary electrophoresis column. A laser induced fluorescence detector preferably is used to analyze the products separated while in the electrophoresis column. 6 figs.

Swerdlow, H.P.; Wittwer, C.T.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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On-line DNA analysis system with rapid thermal cycling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus particularly suited for subjecting biological samples to any necessary sample preparation tasks, subjecting the sample to rapid thermal cycling, and then subjecting the sample to subsequent on-line analysis using one or more of a number of analytical techniques. The apparatus includes a chromatography device including an injection means, a chromatography pump, and a chromatography column. In addition, the apparatus also contains a capillary electrophoresis device consisting of a capillary electrophoresis column with an inlet and outlet end, a means of injection, and means of applying a high voltage to cause the differential migration of species of interest through the capillary column. Effluent from the liquid chromatography column passes over the inlet end of the capillary electrophoresis column through a tee structure and when the loading of the capillary electrophoresis column is desired, a voltage supply is activated at a precise voltage and polarity over a specific duration to cause sample species to be diverted from the flowing stream to the capillary electrophoresis column. A laser induced fluorescence detector preferably is used to analyze the products separated while in the electrophoresis column.

Swerdlow, Harold P. (Salt Lake City, UT); Wittwer, Carl T. (Salt Lake City, UT)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Augmented cognition tool for rapid military decision making.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the laboratory directed research and development work to model relevant areas of the brain that associate multi-modal information for long-term storage for the purpose of creating a more effective, and more automated, association mechanism to support rapid decision making. Using the biology and functionality of the hippocampus as an analogy or inspiration, we have developed an artificial neural network architecture to associate k-tuples (paired associates) of multimodal input records. The architecture is composed of coupled unimodal self-organizing neural modules that learn generalizations of unimodal components of the input record. Cross modal associations, stored as a higher-order tensor, are learned incrementally as these generalizations form. Graph algorithms are then applied to the tensor to extract multi-modal association networks formed during learning. Doing so yields a novel approach to data mining for knowledge discovery. This report describes the neurobiological inspiration, architecture, and operational characteristics of our model, and also provides a real world terrorist network example to illustrate the model's functionality.

Taylor, Shawn Ellis; Bernard, Michael Lewis; Verzi, Stephen J.; Dubicka, Irene; Vineyard, Craig Michael

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technique for rapid establishment of American lotus in remediation efforts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for increasing the establishment rate of American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) and simplifying planting was developed as part of a pond remediation project. Lotus propagation techniques typically require scarification of the seed, germination in heated water, and planting in nursery containers. Then mature (~ 1 yr) nursery-grown stock is transferred to planting site or scarified seed are broadcast applied. Mature plants should grow more quickly, but can be sensitive to handling, require more time to plant, and cost more. Scarified seeds are easier to plant and inexpensive, but have a lag time in growth, can fail to germinate, and can be difficult to site precisely. We developed an intermediate technique using small burlap bags that makes planting easier, provides greater germination success, and avoids lag time in growth. Data on survival and growth from experiments using mature stock, scarified seeds, and bag lotus demonstrate that bag lotus grow rapidly in a variety of conditions, have a high survival rate, can be processed and planted easily and quickly, and are very suitable for a variety of remediation projects

Ryon, Michael G [ORNL; Fortner, Allison M [ORNL; Goins, Kenneth N [ORNL; Jett, Robert T [ORNL; McCracken, Kitty [ORNL; Morris, Gail Wright [ORNL; Riazzi, Adam [Lincoln County HS, Hamlin WV; Roy, W Kelly [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionalized nanopore-embedded electrodes for rapid DNA sequencing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The determination of a patient's DNA sequence can, in principle, reveal an increased risk to fall ill with particular diseases [1,2] and help to design "personalized medicine" [3]. Moreover, statistical studies and comparison of genomes [4] of a large number of individuals are crucial for the analysis of mutations [5] and hereditary diseases, paving the way to preventive medicine [6]. DNA sequencing is, however, currently still a vastly time-consuming and very expensive task [4], consisting of pre-processing steps, the actual sequencing using the Sanger method, and post-processing in the form of data analysis [7]. Here we propose a new approach that relies on functionalized nanopore-embedded electrodes to achieve an unambiguous distinction of the four nucleic acid bases in the DNA sequencing process. This represents a significant improvement over previously studied designs [8,9] which cannot reliably distinguish all four bases of DNA. The transport properties of the setup investigated by us, employing state-of-the-art density functional theory together with the non-equilibrium Green's Function method, leads to current responses that differ by at least one order of magnitude for different bases and can thus provide a much more robust read-out of the base sequence. The implementation of our proposed setup could thus lead to a viable protocol for rapid DNA sequencing with significant consequences for the future of genome related research in particular and health care in general.

Haiying He; Ralph H. Scheicher; Ravindra Pandey; Alexandre Reily Rocha; Stefano Sanvito; Anton Grigoriev; Rajeev Ahuja; Shashi P. Karna

2007-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Presidential Rapid Commercialization Initiative for mixed waste solvent extraction  

SciTech Connect

Recently, the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) has made some major steps in mixed waste treatment which have taken it closer to meeting final remediation goals. However, one major hurdle remains for the FEMP mixed waste treatment program, and that hurdle is tri-mixed waste. Tri-mixed is a term coined to describe low-level waste containing RCRA hazardous constituents along with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). The prescribed method for disposal of PCBs is incineration. In mixed waste treatment plans developed by the FEMP with public input, the FEMP committed to pursue non-thermal treatment methods and avoid the use of incineration. Through the SITE Program, the FEMP identified a non-thermal treatment technology which uses solvents to extract PCBs. The technology belongs to a small company called Terra-Kleen Response Group, Inc. A question arose as to how can this new and innovative technology be implemented by a small company at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. The answer came in the form of the Rapid Commercialization Initiative (RCI) and the Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA). RCI is a program sponsored by the Department of commerce (DOC), DOE, Department of Defense (DOD), US EPA and various state agencies to aid companies to market new and innovative technologies.

Honigford, L.; Dilday, D.; Cook, D. [Fluor Daniel Fernald, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Environmental Management Project; Sattler, J. [USDOE Fernald Area Office, OH (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Rapid Compression Machine Modelling Study of the Heptane Isomers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Previously we have reported on the combustion behavior of all nine isomers of heptane in a rapid compression machine (RCM) with stoichiometric fuel and ''air'' mixtures at a compressed gas pressure of 15 atm. The dependence of autoignition delay times on molecular structure was illustrated. Here, we report some additional experimental work that was performed in order to address unusual results regarding significant differences in the ignition delay times recorded at the same fuel and oxygen composition, but with different fractions of nitrogen and argon diluent gases. Moreover, we have begun to simulate these experiments with detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms. These mechanisms are based on previous studies of other alkane molecules, in particular, n-heptane and iso-octane. We have focused our attention on n-heptane in order to systematically redevelop the chemistry and thermochemistry for this C{sub 7} isomer with the intention of extending our greater knowledge gained to the other eight isomers. The addition of new reaction types, that were not included previously, has had a significant impact on the simulations, particularly at low temperatures.

Silke, E J; Curran, H J; Simmie, J M; Pitz, W J; Westbrook, C K

2005-05-10T23:59:59.000Z