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EVALUATION OF TEMPORAL VARIATIONS IN HYDRAULIC CAPTURE DUE TO CHANGING FLOW PATTERNS USING MAPPING AND MODELING TECHNIQUES  

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Robust performance evaluation represents one of the most challenging aspects of groundwater pump-and-treat (P&T) remedy implementation. In most cases, the primary goal of the P&T system is hydraulic containment, and ultimately recovery, of contaminants to protect downgradient receptors. Estimating the extent of hydraulic containment is particularly challenging under changing flow patterns due to variable pumping, boundaries and/or other conditions. We present a systematic approach to estimate hydraulic containment using multiple lines of evidence based on (a) water-level mapping and (b) groundwater modeling. Capture Frequency Maps (CFMs) are developed by particle tracking on water-level maps developed for each available water level data set using universal kriging. In a similar manner, Capture Efficiency Maps (CEMs) are developed by particle tracking on water-levels calculated using a transient groundwater flow model: tracking is undertaken independently for each stress period using a very low effective porosity, depicting the 'instantaneous' fate of each particle each stress period. Although conceptually similar, the two methods differ in their underlying assumptions and their limitations: their use together identifies areas where containment may be reliable (i.e., where the methods are in agreement) and where containment is uncertain (typically, where the methods disagree). A field-scale example is presented to illustrate these concepts.

SPILIOTOPOULOS AA; SWANSON LC; SHANNON R; TONKIN MJ

2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES...  

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TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD FROM ANALYSES OF SHEAR-WAVE SPLITTING Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

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Modeling circulation in lakes: Spatial and temporal variations  

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ABSTRACT: The influence of spatial and temporal variations in wind forcing on the circulation in lakes is investigated using field data and the three-dimensional

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Temporal Geochemical Variations In Volatile Emissions From Mount St Helens,  

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Temporal Geochemical Variations In Volatile Emissions From Mount St Helens, Temporal Geochemical Variations In Volatile Emissions From Mount St Helens, Usa, 1980-1994 Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Temporal Geochemical Variations In Volatile Emissions From Mount St Helens, Usa, 1980-1994 Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Fumarole discharges (95-560°C) collected from the dacite dome inside Mount St. Helens crater show temporal changes in their isotopic and chemical compositions. A ΔD vs. Δ18O plot shows that condensed waters from the gases are mixtures of meteoric and magmatic components, but that the apparent magmatic end-member in 1994 was depleted by about 7‰ in ΔD relative to the apparent end-member in 1980. Based on ΔD modeling, approximately 63% of shallow, post-1980 magma has yet to degas.

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TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE  

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TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD FROM ANALYSES OF SHEAR-WAVE SPLITTING Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD FROM ANALYSES OF SHEAR-WAVE SPLITTING Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: This project aims to improve understanding of the subsurface fracture system in the Coso geothermal field, located in the east central California. We applied shear-wave splitting technique on a set of high quality, locally recorded microearthquake (MEQ) data. Four major fracture directions have been identified from the seismograms recorded by the permanent sixteen-station down-hole array: N10- 20W, NS, N20E, and N40-45E,

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Temporal Velocity Variations beneath the Coso Geothermal Field Observed  

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Velocity Variations beneath the Coso Geothermal Field Observed Velocity Variations beneath the Coso Geothermal Field Observed using Seismic Double Difference Tomography of Compressional and Shear Wave Arrival Times Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Temporal Velocity Variations beneath the Coso Geothermal Field Observed using Seismic Double Difference Tomography of Compressional and Shear Wave Arrival Times Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Microseismic imaging can be an important tool for characterizing geothermal reservoirs. Since microseismic sources occur more or less continuously both due to the operations of a geothermal field and the naturally occurring background seismicity, passive seismic monitoring is well suited to quantify the temporal variations in the vicinity of a

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An integrated experimental and numerical study: Developing a reaction transport model that couples chemical reactions of mineral dissolution/precipitation with spatial and temporal flow variations in CO2/brine/rock systems  

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Project objectives: Generate and characterize mineral dissolution/precipitation reactions in supercritical CO2/brine/rock systems under pressure-temperature-chemistry conditions resembling CO2injection into EGS. Characterize three-dimensional spatial and temporal distributions of rock structures subject to mineral dissolution/precipitation processes by X-ray tomography, SEM imaging, and Microprobe analysis.

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Role of Convective Entrainment in Spatial Distributions of and Temporal Variations in Precipitation over Tropical Oceans  

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The authors demonstrate that an appropriate treatment of convective entrainment is essential for determining spatial distributions of and temporal variations in precipitation. Four numerical experiments are performed using atmospheric models with ...

Nagio Hirota; Yukari N. Takayabu; Masahiro Watanabe; Masahide Kimoto; Minoru Chikira

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fine-Scale Temporal Variation in Marine Extracellular Enzymes of Coastal Southern California  

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grazing on free dissolved enzymes in the sea. Mar. Ecol.Extracellular hydrolytic enzyme screening of culturable het-M. Temporal variation in marine enzymes V. , and Naeem, S. (

Allison, Steven D; Chao, Yi; Farrara, John D; Hatosy, Stephen; Martiny, Adam C

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling temporal variations of electrical resistivity associated with pore pressure change in a kilometer-scale  

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Modeling temporal variations of electrical resistivity associated with pore pressure change, and resistivity structures that create the distortion are identified. The electrically resistive crystalline, electrical resistivity changes in structures can be detected through an amplification of the static

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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"Method for Controlling of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Plasma  

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Method for Controlling of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Plasma Method for Controlling of Spatial and Temporal Variations of Plasma Properties in Plasma Devices with Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields" Inventors Yevgeny Raitses, Alexander Merzhevskiy A method of crafting spatial variations of the electron cross-field transport by means of localized current-conducting plasma structures such as rotating spoke, in order to control spatial variations of macroscopic plasma properties, including the electric field, electron temperature and plasma density in relevant E crossed B plasma devices such as Hall and helicon plasma thrusters, plasma-beam devices for material processing, magnetic filters for plasma sources, including negative and positive ion sources, and rotating plasma devices such as E cross B mass separation

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International Association for Ecology Temporal Mechanisms Influencing Gender Expression and Pollen Flow within a Self-  

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Flow within a Self- Incompatible Perennial, Amianthium muscaetoxicum (Liliaceae) Author(s): Mary Palmer- cies. The roles of such temporal effects in self-incompatible specieshave not beenexaminedwith-Verlag1989 Temporalmechanismsinfluencinggenderexpression and pollen flow withina self

Antonovics, Janis

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Spatial and temporal variation in fruit use by wildlife in a forested landscape  

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Spatial and temporal variation in fruit use by wildlife in a forested landscape John P. Mc of fruit from 22 common plant species over 2 years in five habitats of a managed landscape in South Carolina (USA). Our long-term goal is to determine the importance of fruit as a resource for vertebrates

McCarty, John P.

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Analyzing the temporal variation of wind turbine responses using Gaussian Mixture Model and Gaussian Discriminant Analysis  

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1 Analyzing the temporal variation of wind turbine responses using Gaussian Mixture Model characteristics have a significant impact on the structural response and the lifespan of wind turbines. This paper presents a machine learning approach towards analyzing and predicting the response of a wind turbine

Stanford University

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Spatial and temporal variation of re regimes in a mixed conifer forest landscape, Southern  

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Spatial and temporal variation of ®re regimes in a mixed conifer forest landscape, Southern mosaic of a mixed conifer forest landscape by testing the hypothesis that pre-®re suppression ®re regime as that for FRI. Fires in CCRNA mixed conifer forests occurred mainly (90%) in the dormant season. Size of burns

Taylor, Alan

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Temporal variations of the segmentation of slow to intermediate spreading mid-ocean ridges  

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Tectonophysics: Dynamics, convection currents and mantle plumes; KEYWORDS: Mid-ocean ridge, mantle convectionTemporal variations of the segmentation of slow to intermediate spreading mid-ocean ridges 1 missions reveal a set of small-scale lineations on the flanks of slow to intermediate spreading mid- ocean

Boyer, Edmond

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Assessing temporal and spatial variations in atmospheric dust over Saudi Arabia through satellite, radiometric, and station data  

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1 Assessing temporal and spatial variations in atmospheric dust over Saudi Arabia through satellite Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia #12;2 Abstract1 Temporal and spatial variations in atmospheric dust over Saudi Arabia are studied for 2000-20102 using satellite and ground-based Aerosol Optical

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Temporal integration of focus position signal during compensation for pursuit in optic flow  

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Temporal integration of focus position signal during compensation for pursuit in optic flow Center in optic flow that specifies heading. Concurrent smooth pursuit causes distortion of the retinal flow on optic flow perception has received little attention. Here we separated the effects of velocity and gaze

Krekelberg, Bart

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Spatial and temporal climate variations influencing medium-range temperature predictions over south-central European Russia  

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CLIMATE VARIATIONS INFLUENCING MEDIUM-RANGE TEMPERATURE PREDICTIONS OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPEAN RUSSIA A Thesis by JEFFREY EDWARD JOHNSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1990 Major Subject: Meteorology SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CLIMATE VARIATIONS INFLUENCING MEDIUM-RANGE TEMPERATURE PREDICTIONS OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPEAN RUSSIA A Thesis JEFFREY EDWARD...

Johnson, Jeffrey Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of unsaturated flow and solute transport through waste rock at two experimental scales using temporal moments and numerical modeling  

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Abstract This study analyzed and compared unsaturated flow response and tracer breakthrough curves from a 10-m high constructed pile experiment (CPE) in the field (Antamina, Peru) and two 0.8m high laboratory-based columns. Similar materials were used at both experimental scales, with the exception of a narrower grain size distribution range for the smaller column tests. Observed results indicate flow and solute transport regimes between experimental scales were comparable, dominated by flow and solute migration through granular matrix materials. These results are supported by: analogous breakthrough curves (normalized to cross-sectional area and flow path length) that suggest observation- or smaller- scale heterogeneities within the porous media have been homogenized or smoothed at the transport-scale, long breakthrough tails, and similar recovered tracer mass fractions (i.e., 0.72 0.80) at the end of the experiment. CPE breakthrough curves do indicate a portion of the fluid flow follows rapid flow paths (open void or film flow); however, this portion accounts for a minor (i.e., ~0.1%) component of the overall flow and transport regime. Flow-corrected temporal moment analysis was used to estimate flow and transport parameter values, however large temporal variations in flow indicate this method is better suited for conceptualizing transport regimes. In addition, a dual-porosity mobile-immobile (MIM), rate-limited mass-transfer approach was able to simulate tracer breakthrough and the dominant transport regimes from both scales. Dispersivity values used in model simulations reflect a scale-dependency, whereby column values were approximately 2x smaller than those values applied in CPE simulations. The mass-transfer coefficient, for solute transport between mobile and immobile regions, was considered as a model calibration factor. Column experiments are characterized by a larger mobile to immobile porosity ratio and a shorter experimental duration and flow path, which supports larger mass-transfer coefficient values (relative to the CPE). These results demonstrate that laboratory-based experiments may be able to mimic flow regimes observed in the field; however, the requirement of scale-dependent dispersivities and in particular mass-transfer coefficients indicates these tests may be more limited in understanding larger-scale solute transport between regions of different mobility. Nevertheless, the results of this study suggest that the reasonably simplistic modeling approaches utilized in this study may be applied at other field sites to estimate parameters and conceptualize dominant transport processes through highly heterogeneous, unsaturated material.

Sharon Blackmore; Leslie Smith; K. Ulrich Mayer; Roger D. Beckie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating permeability from quasi-static deformation: Temporal variations and arrival time inversion  

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Transient pressure variations within a reservoir can be treated as a propagating front and analyzed using an asymptotic formulation. From this perspective one can define a pressure 'arrival time' and formulate solutions along trajectories, in the manner of ray theory. We combine this methodology and a technique for mapping overburden deformation into reservoir volume change as a means to estimate reservoir flow properties, such as permeability. Given the entire 'travel time' or phase field, obtained from the deformation data, we can construct the trajectories directly, there-by linearizing the inverse problem. A numerical study indicates that, using this approach, we can infer large-scale variations in flow properties. In an application to Interferometric Synthetic Aperture (InSAR) observations associated with a CO{sub 2} injection at the Krechba field, Algeria, we image pressure propagation to the northwest. An inversion for flow properties indicates a linear trend of high permeability. The high permeability correlates with a northwest trending fault on the flank of the anticline which defines the field.

Vasco, D.W.; Ferretti, Alessandro; Novali, Fabrizio

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of Turbulent Flows with Strong Shocks and Density Variations  

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In this report, we present the research efforts made by our group at UCLA in the SciDAC project ???¢????????Simulations of turbulent flows with strong shocks and density variations???¢???????. We use shock-fitting methodologies as an alternative to shock-capturing schemes for the problems where a well defined shock is present. In past five years, we have focused on development of high-order shock-fitting Navier-Stokes solvers for perfect gas flow and thermochemical non-equilibrium flow and simulation of shock-turbulence interaction physics for very strong shocks. Such simulation has not been possible before because the limitation of conventional shock capturing methods. The limitation of shock Mach number is removed by using our high-order shock-fitting scheme. With the help of DOE and TeraGrid/XSEDE super computing resources, we have obtained new results which show new trends of turbulence statistics behind the shock which were not known before. Moreover, we are also developing tools to consider multi-species non-equilibrium flows. The main results are in three areas: (1) development of high-order shock-fitting scheme for perfect gas flow, (2) Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of interaction of realistic turbulence with moderate to very strong shocks using super computing resources, and (3) development and implementation of models for computation of mutli-species non-quilibrium flows with shock-fitting codes.

Zhong, Xiaolin

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Variational bounds on energy dissipation in incompressible flows. III. Convection  

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Building on a method of analysis for the Navier-Stokes equations introduced by Hopf [Math. Ann. {bold 117}, 764 (1941)], a variational principle for upper bounds on the largest possible time averaged convective heat flux is derived from the Boussinesq equations of motion. When supplied with appropriate test background fields satisfying a spectral constraint, reminiscent of an energy stability condition, the variational formulation produces rigorous upper bounds on the Nusselt number (Nu) as a function of the Rayleigh number (Ra). For the case of vertical heat convection between parallel plates in the absence of sidewalls, a simplified (but rigorous) formulation of the optimization problem yields the large Rayleigh number bound Nu{le}0.167 Ra{sup 1/2}{minus}1. Nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations for the optimal background fields are also derived, which allow us to make contact with the upper bound theory of Howard [J. Fluid Mech. {bold 17}, 405 (1963)] for statistically stationary flows. The structure of solutions of the Euler-Lagrange equations are elucidated from the geometry of the variational constraints, which sheds light on Busse{close_quote}s [J. Fluid Mech. {bold 37}, 457 (1969)] asymptotic analysis of general solutions to Howard{close_quote}s Euler-Lagrange equations. The results of our analysis are discussed in the context of theory, recent experiments, and direct numerical simulations. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Doering, C.R. [Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B258, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Center for Nonlinear Studies, MS-B258, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Constantin, P. [Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial and temporal variations in the grain-size characteristics of historical flood plain deposits, Blue River, Wisconsin, USA  

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Spatial and temporal variations in the grain-size characteristics of historical flood plain of accelerated flood plain sedimentation. More than 800 samples were collected from 53 cores along nine flood plain transects. Overbank deposits exhibit a coarsening-upward sequence attributed to historical changes

Lecce, Scott A.

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An analysis of spatial and temporal variation in fecal indicator concentrations in Singapore  

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This study used extensive measurements of indicator concentrations to describe spatial and temporal patterns of four fecal indicators: E. coli, enterococci, total coliform, and human factor. Twenty twelve-hour time series ...

Shin, Suejung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robustness of spectro-temporal features against intrinsic and extrinsic variations in automatic speech recognition  

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¨t Oldenburg, D-26111 Oldenburg, Germany Abstract The effect of bio-inspired spectro-temporal processing- nition (ASR) is most drastically encountered in adverse acoustic conditions and prohibits ASR technology unknown clean speech is to be recognized. Intrinsic factors such as gender, speaking rate and style

Meyer, Bernd T.

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Temporal and spatial variation of particulate matter and chlorophyll in the Arabian Sea  

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of approximately 6. 2 * 106 kmz (Burkhill et al. , 1993). Although this makes the Arabian Sea one of the smallest ocean basins in the world, it exhibits tremendous spatial and temporal heterogeneity. The basin contains regions characterized as oligotrophic... by Jerlov (1976) as c=a+b where c, a and b are the attenuation, absorption and scattering coefficients, respectively. The light transmission values (Tr) are dependent upon the pathlength (r) and the attenuation coefficient (c) giving; Tf ? e-cr For a...

Gundersen, Jan Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial temperature variations in cylindrical waveguides and implications for flow measurement  

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A quantitative treatment of radial temperature variations in a cylindrical duct on ultrasonic flow meter performance is discussed in the laminar flow regime. First based on the continuity equation the NavierStokes equations and an energy equation including loss mechanisms due to heat conduction and viscous effects the steady?state temperature and flow spatial distributions are determined in two cases of practical interest: (a) cylinder wall temperature is maintained at a constant value and (b) cylinder wall temperature decreases linearly with cylinder axial distance. It is shown that while radial temperature variations are insignificant in case (a) radial temperature gradients as large as 100200 K/m are possible in case (b) for a fixed axial temperature gradient decrease of 0.1 K/m. Such strong temperature gradients have strong and unfortunate consequences for flow measurement. Large flow meter errorsup to several percentagesare possible using typical parameter values for water as medium. Finally it is shown that effective ways exist such as to diminish the influence of temperature gradients on flow meter performance. Besides the obvious choice of insulating the flow meter tube flow measurement errors due to radial temperature variations can be effectively suppressed by reducing the cylinder radius and/or ultrasound frequency.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toposcale analyses of the temporal variations in the vertical distribution of moist-term refractivity  

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OF FIGURES Figure Page Map showing location of Hanford Reservation, Hanford, Washington. 9 Variation in M as a function of Tw. . . . . . . 19 Surface isobaric and 700-mb analysis, 0400 PST, 13 August 1959. 24 Sounding for Reservation, 2115 PST, 13... direction and the 1/4- to 32-m mean wind speed for 24-hr period beginning 1900 PST, 11 August 1959. 41 Sounding for Hanford Reservation, 2330 PST, 11 August 1959. 43 14 Gradients of M and N for 16- to 32-m layer from 1900 PST, 11 August 1959 to 1900...

Shumbera, August Leo, Jr

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Methanol as a Sensitive Probe for Spatial and Temporal Variations of the Proton-to-Electron Mass Ratio  

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The 6.7 and 12.2 GHz masers, corresponding to the 5{sub 1}{yields}6{sub 0}A{sup +} and 2{sub 0}{yields}3{sub -1}E transitions in methanol (CH{sub 3}OH), respectively, are among the brightest radio objects in the sky. We present calculations for the sensitivity of these and other transitions in the ground state of methanol to a variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio. We show that the sensitivity is greatly enhanced due to a cancellation of energies associated with the hindered internal rotation and the overall rotation of the molecule. We find sensitivities of K{sub {mu}=}-42 and K{sub {mu}=}-33, for the 5{sub 1}{yields}6{sub 0}A{sup +} and 2{sub 0}{yields}3{sub -1}E transitions, respectively. The sensitivities of other transitions in the different isotopologues of methanol range from -88 to 330. This makes methanol a sensitive probe for spatial and temporal variations of the proton-to-electron mass ratio.

Jansen, Paul; Ubachs, Wim; Bethlem, Hendrick L. [Institute for Lasers, Life and Biophotonics, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam (Netherlands); Xu Lihong [Department of Physics and Centre for Laser, Atomic, and Molecular Sciences, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4L5 (Canada); Kleiner, Isabelle [Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques (LISA), CNRS UMR 7583 et Universites Paris 7 et Paris Est, 61 avenue du General de Gaulle, 94010 Creteil Cedex (France)

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of embedded radiation sources using temporal variation of gamma spectral data.  

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Conventional full spectrum gamma spectroscopic analysis has the objective of quantitative identification of all the isotopes present in a measurement. For low energy resolution detectors, when photopeaks alone are not sufficient for complete isotopic identification, such analysis requires template spectra for all the isotopes present in the measurement. When many isotopes are present it is difficult to make the correct identification and this process often requires many trial solutions by highly skilled spectroscopists. This report investigates the potential of a new analysis method which uses spatial/temporal information from multiple low energy resolution measurements to test the hypothesis of the presence of a target spectrum of interest in these measurements without the need to identify all the other isotopes present. This method is referred to as targeted principal component analysis (TPCA). For radiation portal monitor applications, multiple measurements of gamma spectra are taken at equally spaced time increments as a vehicle passes through the portal and the TPCA method is directly applicable to this type of measurement. In this report we describe the method and investigate its application to the problem of detection of a radioactive localized source that is embedded in a distributed source in the presence of an ambient background. Examples using simulated spectral measurements indicate that this method works very well and has the potential for automated analysis for RPM applications. This method is also expected to work well for isotopic detection in the presence of spectrally and spatially varying backgrounds as a result of vehicle-induced background suppression. Further work is needed to include effects of shielding, to understand detection limits, setting of thresholds, and to estimate false positive probability.

Shokair, Isaac R.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal evolution of pore geometry, fluid flow, and solute transport resulting from colloid deposition  

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Deposition of colloidal particles is one of many processes that lead to the evolution of the structure of natural porous media in groundwater aquifers, oil reservoirs, and sediment beds. Understanding of the mechanisms and effects of this type of structural evolution has been limited by a lack of direct observations of pore structure. Here, synchrotron X-ray difference microtomography (XDMT) was used to resolve the temporal evolution of pore structure and the distribution of colloidal deposits within a granular porous medium. Column filtration experiments were performed to observe the deposition of relatively high concentrations of colloidal zirconia (200 mg/l of particles having diameter {approx}1 {micro}m) in a packed bed of glass beads (diameters 210-300 {micro}m). Noninvasive XDMT imaging of the pore structure was performed three separate times during each column experiment. The structural information observed at each time was used to define internal boundary conditions for three-dimensional lattice Boltzmann (LB) simulations that show how the evolving pore structure affects pore fluid flow and solute transport. While the total deposit mass increased continuously over time, colloid deposition was observed to be highly heterogeneous and local colloid detachment was observed at some locations in a low ionic strength medium. LB simulations indicated that particle accumulation greatly reduced the permeability of the porous medium while increasing the tortuosity. The colloidal deposits also increased the spatial variability in pore water velocities, leading to higher dispersion coefficients. Anomalous dispersion behavior was investigated by simulation at the scale of the experimental system: weak tailing was found in the clean bed case, and the extent of tailing greatly increased following colloid deposition because of the development of extensive no-flow regions. As a result of this coupling between pore fluid flow, colloid accumulation, and the pore geometry, colloid deposition is expected to strongly influence long-term solute dynamics in cases where solute transport is either accompanied by high colloid influx or where the passage of the solute front mobilizes and then redistributes material from the porous matrix.

Chen, Cheng; Lau, Boris L.; Gaillard, J.-F.; Packman, A.I.; (NWU)

2010-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A Viscosity Approach to Total Variation Flows of Non-Divergence Type  

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A Viscosity Approach to Total Variation Flows of Non-Divergence Type Norbert Poz´ar Graduate School, we will introduce a notion of viscosity solutions for a class of singular nonlinear parabolic viscosity theory does not apply is the unboundedness of the operator on the right-hand side of (5) at u = 0

Ishii, Hitoshi

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Spatial and temporal variation of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls in Crassostrea virginica and sediments from Galveston Bay, Texas  

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION OF POLYNUCLEAR AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS, PESTICIDES, AND POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS IN CRASSOSTREA VZRGINICA AND SEDIMENTS FROM GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS A Thesis by RICHARD GEORGE FOX Submitted to the Graduate College... BIPHENYLS IN CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA AND SEDIMENTS FROM GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS A Thesis by RICHARD GEORGE FOX Approved as to style and content by: James M. Brooks (Chair of Committee) Bobby J. esley (Member) Mahlon C Kennicutt II Member) Ethan...

Fox, Richard George

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A molecular approach to combat spatio-temporal variation in insecticidal gene (Cry1Ac) expression in cotton  

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Spatio-temporal expression of an insecticidal gene (Cry1Ac) in pre existing transgenic lines of transgenic cotton was studied. Seasonal decline in expression of Cry1Ac differed significantly among different cotto...

Allah Bakhsh; Saima Siddique; Tayyab Husnain

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variations  

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Variations Variations in Cellulosic Ultrastructure of Poplar Marcus Foston & Christopher A. Hubbell & Mark Davis & Arthur J. Ragauskas Published online: 13 October 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. 2009 Abstract A key property involved in plant recalcitrance is cellulose crystallinity. In an attempt to establish the typical diversity in cellulose ultrastructure for poplar, the variation and distribution of supramolecular and ultrastructural features, including the fraction of crystalline cellulose forms I a and I b , para-crystalline cellulose and amorphous cellulose content were characterized. In this study, the percent crystallinity (%Cr) and lateral fibril dimensions of cellulose isolated from poplar were determined for 18 poplar core samples collected in the northwestern region of the USA. Keywords Cellulose . Poplar . Solid-state NMR Introduction

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Pressure and Oil Flow in Oil?filled Cables at Load Variations  

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This paper presents a method for calculating pressure and oil flow in a section of an oil?filled cable at load variations with due regard to both the hydraulic resistance of the oil canals and the elasticity of the sheath and the pressure armor if any and the compressibility of the oil. The present article restricts itself to cable sections terminated with oil reservoirs in which the pressure is constant; in a forthcoming paper this restriction will be dropped. Formulas are given for pressure oil current and amount of oil which flows through a cross section of the cable for an arbitrarily prescribed oil expansion per unit length. These formulas are applied to the following oil expansion functions: S 01 d/dt(N 01) e?t/T 1 and 1/?t1 which represent the oil expansion or terms occurring in the series giving the oil expansion in some important cases. Generalized functions are plotted for the pressure at the midpoint the oil current at the endpoints and the amount of oil which passes the endpoints for the above mentioned oil expansion functions. Using these generalized functions the calculation of pressure and oil flow with the simplifying assumptions made here is reduced to elementary operations. Numerical examples illustrate the use of the given formulas and curves.

Hans Lottrup Knudsen

1947-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension of multi-phase flow with multiple junctions governed by the variational principle  

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We explore a computational model of an incompressible fluid with a multi-phase field in three-dimensional Euclidean space. By investigating an incompressible fluid with a two-phase field geometrically, we reformulate the expression of the surface tension for the two-phase field found by Lafaurie, Nardone, Scardovelli, Zaleski and Zanetti (J. Comp. Phys. \\vol{113} \\yr{1994} \\pages{134-147}) as a variational problem related to an infinite dimensional Lie group, the volume-preserving diffeomorphism. The variational principle to the action integral with the surface energy reproduces their Euler equation of the two-phase field with the surface tension. Since the surface energy of multiple interfaces even with singularities is not difficult to be evaluated in general and the variational formulation works for every action integral, the new formulation enables us to extend their expression to that of a multi-phase ($N$-phase, $N\\ge2$) flow and to obtain a novel Euler equation with the surface tension of the multi-phase field. The obtained Euler equation governs the equation of motion of the multi-phase field with different surface tension coefficients without any difficulties for the singularities at multiple junctions. In other words, we unify the theory of multi-phase fields which express low dimensional interface geometry and the theory of the incompressible fluid dynamics on the infinite dimensional geometry as a variational problem. We apply the equation to the contact angle problems at triple junctions. We computed the fluid dynamics for a two-phase field with a wall numerically and show the numerical computational results that for given surface tension coefficients, the contact angles are generated by the surface tension as results of balances of the kinematic energy and the surface energy.

Shigeki Matsutani; Kota Nakano; Katsuhiko Shinjo

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Trophic ecology of the invasive argentine ant: spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation and isotopic enrichment  

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DOI 10.1007/s00442-010-1694-1 COMMUNITY ECOLOGY - ORIGINALPAPER Trophic ecology of the invasive argentine ant: spatio-variation in the trophic ecology of prominent members of

Menke, Sean B.; Suarez, Andy V.; Tillberg, Chadwick V.; Chou, Cheng T.; Holway, David A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Pointing Variations of The Solar Dynamics Observatory's HMI and AIA Instruments on Sub-Weekly Time Scales  

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Achieving sub-arcsecond co-registration across varying time-lines of multi-wavelength and instrument images is not trivial, and requires accurate characterization of instrument pointing jitter. In this work we have investigated internal pointing errors, on daily and yearly time-scales, occurring across the \\textit{Solar Dynamics Observatory}'s (SDO) {\\it Atmospheric Imaging Assembly} (AIA) and { \\it Helioseismic Magnetic Imager} (HMI). Using cross-correlation techniques on AIA 1700\\,{\\AA} passband and HMI line-of-sight (LOS) magnetograms, from three years of observational image pairs at approximately three day intervals, internal pointing errors are quantified. Pointing variations of $\\pm$\\,0.26$\\arcsec$ (jitter limited) and $\\pm$\\,0.50$\\arcsec$ in the solar East-West ($x$) and North-South ($y$) directions, respectively, are measured. AIA observations of the Venus June 2012 transit are used to measure existing coalignment offsets in all passbands. We find AIA passband pointing variations are $$\\,$=$\\, 1.10$\\a...

Orange, N Brice; Chesny, David L; Patel, Maulik; Champey, Patrick; Hesterly, Katie; Anthony, Dylan; Treen, Robert

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisiting CoRoT RR Lyrae stars: detection of period doubling and temporal variation of additional frequencies  

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We search for signs of period doubling in CoRoT RR Lyrae stars. The occurrence of this dynamical effect in modulated RR Lyrae stars might help us to gain more information about the mysterious Blazhko effect. The temporal variability of the additional frequencies in representatives of all subtypes of RR Lyrae stars is also investigated. We pre-process CoRoT light curves by applying trend and jump correction and outlier removal. Standard Fourier technique is used to analyze the frequency content of our targets and follow the time dependent phenomena. The most comprehensive collection of CoRoT RR Lyrae stars, including new discoveries is presented and analyzed. We found alternating maxima and in some cases half-integer frequencies in four CoRoT Blazhko RR Lyrae stars, as clear signs of the presence of period doubling. This reinforces that period doubling is an important ingredient to understand the Blazhko effect - a premise we derived previously from the Kepler RR Lyrae sample. As expected, period doubling is d...

Szab, R; Papar, M; Chapellier, E; Poretti, E; Baglin, A; Weiss, W W; Kolenberg, K; Guggenberger, E; Borgne, J -F Le

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal variation in methanogen communities of four different full-scale anaerobic digesters treating food waste-recycling wastewater  

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Abstract Methanogen communities were investigated using 454 pyrosequencing in four different full-scale anaerobic digesters treating food waste-recycling wastewater. Seasonal samples were collected for 2years, and 24 samples were available for microbial analysis from a plug flow thermophilic (PT) digester, a continuously-stirred tank thermophilic (CT) digester, an upflow anerobic sludge blanket mesophilic (UM) digester, and a continuously-stirred tank mesophilic (CM) digester. Methanoculleus, Methanobacterium, Methanothermobacter, and Methanosaeta were revealed to be key methanogens in full-scale anaerobic digestion process treating food waste-recycling wastewater. In the PT digester, Methanoculleus was dominant (96.8%). In the CT digester, Methanoculleus was dominant (95.4%) during the first year of operation, but the dominant genus was shifted to Methanothermobacter (98.5%) due to pH increase. In the UM digester, Methanosaeta was dominant (87.2%). In the CM digester, Methanoculleus was constantly dominant (74.8%) except during CM5 when Methanosaeta was dominant (62.6%) due to the low residual acetate concentration (0.1g/L).

Joonyeob Lee; Byungchul Hwang; Taewoan Koo; Seung Gu Shin; Woong Kim; Seokhwan Hwang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams  

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The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams ... Due to their operational flexibility, hydroelectric dams are ideal candidates to compensate for the intermittency and unpredictability of wind energy production. ... In this paper, we examine the effects of increased (i.e., 5%, 15%, and 25%) wind market penetration on prices for electricity and reserves, and assess the potential for altered price dynamics to disrupt reservoir release schedules at a hydroelectric dam and cause more variable and unpredictable hourly flow patterns (measured in terms of the Richards-Baker Flashiness (RBF) index). ...

Jordan D. Kern; Dalia Patino-Echeverri; Gregory W. Characklis

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional variations of heat flow differences with depth in Alberta, Canada  

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......occupies the vast area between the Rocky Mountain Foothills in the SW...increases toward the west from the flat plains area to the foothills and the Rocky Mountains beyond. 3 Heat flow...features, and so the heat flow in ROCKY ' MOUNTAINS INTERIOR PLAINS......

J. A. Majorowicz; F. W. Jones; H.-L. Lam; A. M. Jessop

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Ship Frontal Variation on the Flow Field in the Flight-Deck Region  

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Pilot workload and helicopter flight dynamic characteristics are influenced by the airwake in the flight deck region of a ship. Determination and inclusion of this complex flow ... results of the research conduct...

R. Toffoletto; K. R. Reddy; J. Lewis

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy extremals and nonlinear stability in a variational theory of a coupled barotropic flow -Rotating solid  

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-body flow state is a constrained energy minimum provided the relative enstrophy is small enough, otherwise maximizers. Unlike the standard barotropic vorticity model which conserves angular momentum of the fluid. The coupled system is a conservative or nondissipative model in the sense that the energy and angular momentum

Lim, Chjan C.

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Size-dependent, spatial and temporal genetic variation at a leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) locus among blue mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) populations along a salinity gradient  

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...Biochemical genetic variation at a leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) locus is related to salinity variation in several marine bivalve molluscs. This...Mytilus edulis mussels) carried out in 1997 among three M. gall...

J. P. A. Gardner; N. L. Palmer

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of Turbulent Flows with Strong Shocks and Density Variations: Final Report  

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The target of this SciDAC Science Application was to develop a new capability based on high-order and high-resolution schemes to simulate shock-turbulence interactions and multi-material mixing in planar and spherical geometries, and to study Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov turbulent mixing. These fundamental problems have direct application in high-speed engineering flows, such as inertial confinement fusion (ICF) capsule implosions and scramjet combustion, and also in the natural occurrence of supernovae explosions. Another component of this project was the development of subgrid-scale (SGS) models for large-eddy simulations of flows involving shock-turbulence interaction and multi-material mixing, that were to be validated with the DNS databases generated during the program. The numerical codes developed are designed for massively-parallel computer architectures, ensuring good scaling performance. Their algorithms were validated by means of a sequence of benchmark problems. The original multi-stage plan for this five-year project included the following milestones: 1) refinement of numerical algorithms for application to the shock-turbulence interaction problem and multi-material mixing (years 1-2); 2) direct numerical simulations (DNS) of canonical shock-turbulence interaction (years 2-3), targeted at improving our understanding of the physics behind the combined two phenomena and also at guiding the development of SGS models; 3) large-eddy simulations (LES) of shock-turbulence interaction (years 3-5), improving SGS models based on the DNS obtained in the previous phase; 4) DNS of planar/spherical RM multi-material mixing (years 3-5), also with the two-fold objective of gaining insight into the relevant physics of this instability and aiding in devising new modeling strategies for multi-material mixing; 5) LES of planar/spherical RM mixing (years 4-5), integrating the improved SGS and multi-material models developed in stages 3 and 5. This final report is outlined as follows. Section 2 shows an assessment of numerical algorithms that are best suited for the numerical simulation of compressible flows involving turbulence and shock phenomena. Sections 3 and 4 deal with the canonical shock-turbulence interaction problem, from the DNS and LES perspectives, respectively. Section 5 considers the shock-turbulence inter-action in spherical geometry, in particular, the interaction of a converging shock with isotropic turbulence as well as the problem of the blast wave. Section 6 describes the study of shock-accelerated mixing through planar and spherical Richtmyer-Meshkov mixing as well as the shock-curtain interaction problem In section 7 we acknowledge the different interactions between Stanford and other institutions participating in this SciDAC project, as well as several external collaborations made possible through it. Section 8 presents a list of publications and presentations that have been generated during the course of this SciDAC project. Finally, section 9 concludes this report with the list of personnel at Stanford University funded by this SciDAC project.

Sanjiva Lele

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal implicatures  

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This dissertation proposes a theory of temporal implicatures, and applies it to the study of tense in Mby Guaran. It is composed of two parts. In the first one, I discuss the analyses of temporal implicatures developed ...

Thomas, Guillaume (Guillaume Pierre Yves)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patterns of spatial and temporal variation in the marine ecosystem of the southeastern Bering Sea, with special reference to the Pribilof Domain  

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location and bathymetry that supply water from the outer shelf and slope that is replete with dissolved of mechanisms identified as potentially important in regulating the flow of energy and material in this shelf ecosystem. In the Pribilof Domain, unique circulation features and mixing are responsible for energy

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Limits on the temporal variation of the fine structure constant, quark masses and strong interaction from quasar absorption spectra and atomic clock experiments  

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We perform calculations of the dependence of nuclear magnetic moments on quark masses and obtain limits on the variation of $(m_q/\\Lambda_{QCD})$ from recent measurements of hydrogen hyperfine (21 cm) and molecular rotational transitions in quasar absorption systems, atomic clock experiments with hyperfine transitions in H, Rb, Cs, Yb$^+$, Hg$^+$ and optical transition in Hg$^+$. Experiments with Cd$^+$, deuterium/hydrogen, molecular SF$_6$ and Zeeman transitions in $^3$He/Xe are also discussed.

V. V. Flambaum; D. B. Leinweber; A. W. Thomas; R. D. Young

2004-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial and temporal variation in yield of rainfed lowland rice in inland valley as affected by fertilizer application and bunding in North-West Benin  

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Abstract Rainfed lowlands in inland valleys present a high potential for rice (Oryza spp.) production in West Africa. However, rice yield in the lowlands is, in general, low due to various constraints such as poor soil fertility, drought, iron (Fe) toxicity, and poor crop management practices. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of bunding and fertilizer application for improving rice productivity in the two toposequential positions (upslope and downslope positions) in an inland valley. The experiment was conducted in a researcher-managed on-farm trial located in the North West of Benin Republic over four wet seasons (20072010). In addition to the toposequential positions, the experiment included two treatments: (1) fertilizer inputs: no fertilizer and fertilizer (60kgN and 40kgPha?1) and (2) water control: with and without bunds (without drainage). Effect of bunding on rice yield was consistent across four seasons, two fertilizer application treatments, and two toposequential positions, and bunding increased rice yield by 29%. Rice yield was higher in upslope than in downslope, except for 2010. In upslope, high ponded water level in 2010, due to higher rainfall than in other years, increased Fe toxicity, resulting in lower yield in 2010. Year-to-year variation in yield response to fertilizer application was related to differences in N uptake at 38 days after sowing. When Fe concentration in leaves was lower, N uptake was higher. Thus, Fe toxicity at early stage could contribute to yield response to fertilizer application. These results indicate that while bunding is essential for improving rice productivity, improving yield response to fertilizer application requires drainage systems in the areas where risk for Fe toxicity is high.

Omonlola Nadine Worou; Thomas Gaiser; Kazuki Saito; Heiner Goldbach; Frank Ewert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bi-Annual Report 2010-2011: Shaping pulse flows to meet environmental and energy objectives  

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This report describes a bioenergetic model developed to allocate seasonal pulse flows to benefit salmon growth. The model links flow with floodplain inundation and production of invertebrate prey eaten by juvenile Chinook salmon. A unique quantile modeling approach is used to describe temporal variation among juvenile salmon spawned at different times. Preliminary model outputs are presented and future plans to optimize flows both to maximize salmon growth and hydropower production are outlined.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A locally conservative variational multiscale method for the simulation of porous media flow with multiscale source terms  

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Multiscale phenomena are ubiquitous to flow and transport in porous media. They manifest themselves through at least the following three facets: (1) effective parameters in the governing equations are scale dependent; (2) ...

Dub, Francois-Xavier

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal variations in temperature over Northeastern Africa  

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-I 947 JAR '24 PER '/6 OCT '18 DEC '23 ARV '3! 299 0-/ 994477 3/AR 97 APR '40 3/Ar'55 JUN'!5 JUL'!5 NOV05 AVR 95 1912-1947 2906-1947 ADI HALFA APR 76 DEC '24 ANN '21 ~1909- 947 APR '4/ 6!A I' 'J6 PORT SUDAN ~190 - 94 !AN '29 PEB 23 APR... in which an average temperature was substituted for a missing value. EL OBEID 1911-1947 JAN '21 MIJI '21 APR '21 JUN '32 NOV '31 DEC '32 EL RASHER 1918-1947 NONE ROSEIRES 1905-1947 NOV '32 DEC '32 ANN '32 EL OBEID ROSEIRES 1911-1947 OCT '27...

Peterson, Robby Douglas

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Checking Temporal Integrity of Interactive Multimedia Documents  

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1 Checking Temporal Integrity of Interactive Multimedia Documents I. MIRBEL 1 , B. PERNICI 2 , T of Interactive Multimedia Document (IMD) scenarios at authoring time at various levels. The IMD flow is mainly, Temporal integrity #12; 2 1. Introduction An Interactive Multimedia Document (IMD) involves a variety

Mirbel, Isabelle

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Anomalous diffusion in bounded temporally irregular flows  

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Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Institute for Plasma Research, University

Venkataramani, Shankar C.

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Lateral downflows in sunspot penumbral filaments and their temporal evolution  

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We study the temporal evolution of downflows observed at the lateral edges of penumbral filaments in a sunspot located very close to the disk center. Our analysis is based on a sequence of nearly diffraction-limited spectropolarimetric scans of the Fe I 6173 A line taken with the CRISP instrument at the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope. We compute Dopplergrams from the observed intensity profiles using line bisectors and filter the resulting velocity maps for subsonic oscillations. Lateral downflows appear everywhere in the center-side penumbra as small, weak patches of redshifts next to or along the edges of blueshifted flow channels. These patches have an intermittent life and undergo mergings and fragmentations quite frequently. The lateral downflows move together with the hosting filaments and react to their shape variations, very much resembling the evolution of granular convection in the quiet Sun. There is a good relation between brightness and velocity of the flow structures in the center-side penumbra, wi...

Pozuelo, S Esteban; Rodriguez, J de la Cruz

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Databases with Null Values  

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In this paper we present a temporal data model capable of representing null values in valid time based on first normal form (1NF) and temporal intervals. As opposed to previous temporal data models, we store t...

Mansik Park; 1]Hans-Hermann Leinen

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POC algorithms based on spectral remote sensing data and its temporal and spatial variability in the Gulf of Mexico  

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of POC concentrations calculated with PCA algorithms. The spatial and temporal variations of POC and physical forcing data were analyzed with the empirical orthogonal function (EOF) method. The results showed variations in the Gulf of Mexico on both...

Son, Young Baek

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Continental Shelf Research 24 (2004) 10531082 Sub-seasonal to interannual variations of sea surface  

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of spatio-temporal variations of all parameters is observed in a relatively small basin; these variations Monica Bay (SMB) is a semi-enclosed bay within the Southern California Bight (SCB) (Fig. 1). The bottom

Gruber, Nicolas

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Analysis and visualization of temporal variations in video  

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Our world is constantly changing, and it is important for us to understand how our environment changes and evolves over time. A common method for capturing and communicating such changes is imagery - whether captured by ...

Rubinstein, Michael, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEMPORAL VARIATION OF LFG EMISSION FROM DIFFERENT TYPES OF  

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). This reduction of the landfill gas (LFG) emissions requires the ability to measure low methane emissions methane emissions were observed only near the landfill gas

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Chemical and temporal variations in the Earth's lithosphere  

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...Proc. Alex du Toit Special Gondwana, 10 (ed. M. J. de Wit). J. African Earth Sci. 28, 527. Herzberg, C. T. 1993...everywhere? The market in gem quality dia- monds and their high prices is built largely on the restricted number available for purchase...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial and Temporal Variations of Groundwater Arsenic in South and  

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-lying, topographically flat floodplains of rivers that drain the Himalayas (Fig. 1A) (7). Unconsolidated sands underlying in the thickness of unconsolidated sand deposits (8). More than half the wells in at least one depth interval

van Geen, Alexander

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Sandia National Laboratories: temporal variation of current direction  

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Doppler Velocimeter EC Top Publications A Comparison of Platform Options for Deep-water Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: An Initial Study Nonlinear Time-Domain...

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Temporal Velocity Variations beneath the Coso Geothermal Field...  

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beneath the Coso Geothermal Field Observed using Seismic Double Difference Tomography of Compressional and Shear Wave Arrival Times Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL...

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Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Salt Marsh Vegetation across Scales  

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in Denmark responding to environmental variations at large, medium, and fine scales along both spatial and temporal spectrums. At the broad scale, this research addressed the importance of wind-induced rise of the sea surface in such biogeographic changes. A...

Kim, Daehyun

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Event Conceptualization  

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of the items in the last description admits alternatives which give rise to different structures for time. First let us consider the question of the primitives in the ontology for time. The two most common candidates proposed in this regard are points... computer science (22] and AI [23, 24[. In a point based ontology, the points are related by a precedence relation such as & and collections of points are constructed which are then called intervals of time (13). Most nontrivial temporal references...

Kumar, Krishna

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth's Crust: Heat Flow Relationships  

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... of heat flow through the Earth's surface at any point requires two measurements, the geothermal gradient itself and the thermal conductivity of the adjacent rocks. In the oceanic crust, ... variations in heat flow from point to point are governed essentially by variations in the geothermal gradient. In continents, however, the story is different. Correlation and regression analyses carried ...

Our Geomagnetism Correspondent

1970-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Diurnal Rainfall Variation in Northeast Brazil  

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The diurnal rainfall variation in northeast Brazil is investigated for the period 196170. Most coastal areas are found to experience a nocturnal maximum in rainfall activity. probably due to convergence between the mean onshore flow and the ...

Vernon E. Kousky

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable  

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Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable Optimization of the Spatial and Temporal Fuel Distribution for Stable Combustion in Lean Premixed Combustors Speaker(s): Jong Guen Lee Date: November 30, 2000 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Robert Cheng The limited success that has been achieved to date in suppressing unstable combustion in lean premixed combustors has been based on the use one of three approaches: a pilot flame, active combustion control using either primary or secondary fuel flow modulation, or modification of the fuel time lag. What these approaches have in common is that they all involve changing the spatial and/or temporal fuel distribution in a manner, which suppresses a given instability. In this presentation, results are presented from an experimental study of the effect of the spatial and temporal fuel

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Spatio-temporal statistical models with applications to atmospheric processes  

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This doctoral dissertation is presented as three self-contained papers. An introductory chapter considers traditional spatio-temporal statistical methods used in the atmospheric sciences from a statistical perspective. Although this section is primarily a review, many of the statistical issues considered have not been considered in the context of these methods and several open questions are posed. The first paper attempts to determine a means of characterizing the semiannual oscillation (SAO) spatial variation in the northern hemisphere extratropical height field. It was discovered that the midlatitude SAO in 500hPa geopotential height could be explained almost entirely as a result of spatial and temporal asymmetries in the annual variation of stationary eddies. It was concluded that the mechanism for the SAO in the northern hemisphere is a result of land-sea contrasts. The second paper examines the seasonal variability of mixed Rossby-gravity waves (MRGW) in lower stratospheric over the equatorial Pacific. Advanced cyclostationary time series techniques were used for analysis. It was found that there are significant twice-yearly peaks in MRGW activity. Analyses also suggested a convergence of horizontal momentum flux associated with these waves. In the third paper, a new spatio-temporal statistical model is proposed that attempts to consider the influence of both temporal and spatial variability. This method is mainly concerned with prediction in space and time, and provides a spatially descriptive and temporally dynamic model.

Wikle, C.K.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Amplitude Flow Anomalies in Northern Hemisphere Midlatitudes  

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The composite of large amplitude flow anomalies identified from extremely large amplitudes of the planetary-scale waves is examined in terms of the temporal and spatial evolution of both the large-scale flow and the storm tracks. The ...

Anthony R. Hansen; Alfonso Sutera

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Denote CSP with temporal formulas  

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This is a sequel of [1] to give a temporal semantics to a full version of CSP, including hiding operator and nested parallelism....

Chaochen Zhou; Xinxin Liu

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Test | Open Energy Information  

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Flow Test Flow Test Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Flow Test Details Activities (38) Areas (33) Regions (1) NEPA(3) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Downhole Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Well Testing Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Well Testing Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Flow tests provide information on permeability, recharge rates, reservoir pressures, fluid chemistry, and scaling. Thermal: Flow tests can measure temperature variations with time to estimate characteristics about the heat source. Dictionary.png Flow Test: Flow tests are typically conducted shortly after a well has been drilled to test its productivity. The well is opened and fluids are released, the

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Temporal approach to causal knowledge  

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......2000 Article Temporal approach to causal knowledge W Penczek Institute of Computer Science...ipiapan.waw.pl Temporal logic of causal knowledge over general partially ordered structures...states is defined. The definition of knowledge captures the change of state due to action......

W Penczek

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RApid Temporal Survey - RATS I: Overview and first results  

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We present the aim and first results of the RApid Temporal Survey (RATS) made using the Wide Field Camera on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Our initial survey covers 3 square degrees, reaches a depth of V~22.5 and is sensitive to variations on timescales as short as 2 minutes: this is a new parameter space. Each field was observed for over 2 hours in white light, with 12 fields being observed in total. Our initial analysis finds 46 targets which show significant variations. Around half of these systems show quasi-sinusoidal variations: we believe they are contact or short period binaries. We find 4 systems which show variations on a timescale less than 1 hour. The shortest period system has a period of 374 sec. We find two systems which show a total eclipse. Further photometric and spectroscopic observations are required to fully identify the nature of these systems. We outline our future plans and objectives.

Gavin Ramsay; Pasi Hakala

2005-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Criterion for purely elastic Taylor-Couette instability in the flows of shear-banding fluids  

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In the past twenty years, shear-banding flows have been probed by various techniques, such as rheometry, velocimetry and flow birefringence. In micellar solutions, many of the data collected exhibit unexplained spatio-temporal ...

Fardin, M. A.

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Cotton flow  

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Using the conformally invariant Cotton tensor, we define a geometric flow, the "Cotton flow", which is exclusive to three dimensions. This flow tends to evolve the initial metrics into conformally flat ones, and is somewhat orthogonal to the Yamabe flow, the latter being a flow within a conformal class. We define an entropy functional, and study the flow of nine homogeneous spaces both numerically and analytically. In particular, we show that the arbitrarily deformed homogeneous 3-sphere flows into the round 3-sphere. Two of the nine homogeneous geometries, which are degenerated by the Ricci flow, are left intact by the Cotton flow.

Ali Ulas Ozgur Kisisel; Ozgur Sarioglu; Bayram Tekin

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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"Thermodynamics", Temporal Correlations and Scaling Laws  

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......research-article Articles Thermodynamics, Temporal Correlations and Scaling Laws Hirokazu Fujisaka * Department...equilibrium statistical-thermodynamics, and the temporal correlation...static and dynamic scaling laws of relevant functions characteristic......

Hirokazu Fujisaka

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations and simulations of synoptic, regional, and local variations in atmospheric CO2  

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Observations and simulations of synoptic, regional, and local variations in atmospheric CO2 Jih] Synoptic events may play an important role in determining the CO2 spatial distribution and temporal 2001, which had the most significant CO2 concentration variation in our case pool. The CO2

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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Temporal chaos in Boussinesq magnetoconvection  

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Two-dimensional Boussinesq magnetoconvection with idealized stress-free boundary conditions is numerically investigated in order to make clear the difference between chaos and turbulence. It is shown that the long-term behavior of magnetoconvection exhibits spatially coherent and temporally chaotic rolls in marked contrast to highly turbulent fluids. It is also shown that heat transport becomes larger anomalously when the polarity reversal of the magnetic field occurs intermittently in the case of temporally chaotic magnetoconvection. It is found that the Poincare return map of the relative maximum temperature fluctuation of partial differential equations as a function of the preceding maximum resembles the famous Lorenz plot in narrow rolls of magnetoconvection. The chaotic behavior of narrow rolls for individual parameter values robustly persists up to rolls about one fifth as wide as they are high near the codimension-two bifurcation point.

Bekki, Naoaki; Moriguchi, Hirofumi [College of Engineering, Nihon University, Koriyama, Fukushima 963-8642 (Japan); Fundamental Science, Gifu National College of Technology, Motosu, Gifu 501-0495 (Japan)

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal flows | OpenEI  

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Coal flows Coal flows Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 142, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses million short tons. The data is broken down into steam coal exports to Europe, Asia and America. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO Coal flows countries EIA exporting importing Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011: World Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries- Reference Case (xls, 103.7 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually Time Period 2008-2035 License

85

Pouring flows  

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Free surface flows of a liquid poured from a container are calculated numerically for various configurations of the lip. The flow is assumed to be steady two dimensional and irrotational; the liquid is treated as inviscid and incompressible; and gravity is taken into account. It is shown that there are jetlike flows with two free surfaces and other flows with one free surface which follow along the underside of the lip or spout. The latter flows occur in the well?known teapot effect which was treated previously without including gravity. Some of the results are applicable also to flows over weirs and spillways.

Jean?Marc Vanden?Broeck; Joseph B. Keller

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Variations ia Variscan Granites  

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... the compositional variations within the Caledonian belt, may both be attributed to variations in the geothermal gradient. In Nature Physical Science this week (April 2), he takes these studies ... studies a stage further by showing that the correlation within the belt between composition and geothermal gradient also applies to the Variscan granites.

1973-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Time series of high resolution photospheric spectra in a quiet region of the Sun. II. Analysis of the variation of physical quantities of granular structures  

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From the inversion of a time series of high resolution slit spectrograms obtained from the quiet sun, the spatial and temporal distribution of the thermodynamical quantities and the vertical flow velocity is derived as a function of logarithmic optical depth and geometrical height. Spatial coherence and phase shift analyzes between temperature and vertical velocity depict the height variation of these physical quantities for structures of different size. An average granular cell model is presented, showing the granule-intergranular lane stratification of temperature, vertical velocity, gas pressure and density as a function of logarithmic optical depth and geometrical height. Studies of a specific small and a specific large granular cell complement these results. A strong decay of the temperature fluctuations with increasing height together with a less efficient penetration of smaller cells is revealed. The T -T coherence at all granular scales is broken already at log tau =-1 or z~170 km. At the layers beyon...

Puschmann, K G; Vazquez, M; Bonet, J A; Hanslmeier, A; 10.1051/0004-6361:20047193

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Hybrid Ockhamist Temporal Logic Patrick Blackburn  

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Hybrid Ockhamist Temporal Logic Patrick Blackburn INRIA, Lorraine Campus Scientifique, BP 239 Nancy Johannesburg, South Africa vfg@na.rau.ac.za Abstract We introduce hybrid Ockhamist temporal logic, which combines the mechanisms of hybrid logic with Ockhamist semantics by employing nominals, satisfaction

Goranko, Valentin

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Pointbased Temporal Extension of SQL David Toman  

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as a basis for a temporal extension of SQL. The proposed language---SQL/TP---extends the syntax and semantics. This way SQL/TP also fixes many problems present in query languages that use explicit interval­based temporal attributes. In addition, SQL/TP queries can still be efficiently evaluated over a compact interval

Toman, David

90

Chapter 7 - Audio Alignment and Temporal Modeling  

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Abstract This chapter focuses on audio analysis methods that take into account the temporal evolution of the audio phenomena. This is done by preserving the short-term nature of the feature sequences, in order to either create methods that align two feature sequences or build temporal audio representations using Hidden Markov Models.

Theodoros Giannakopoulos; Aggelos Pikrakis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Harmonic generation with temporally focused ultrashort pulses  

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Harmonic generation with temporally focused ultrashort pulses Dan Oron and Yaron Silberberg of harmonic generation with temporally focused ultrashort pulses are explored both theoreti- cally and experimentally. Analyzing the phase-matching conditions for harmonic generation we find a corre- spondence

Silberberg, Yaron

92

Discrete Hamiltonian variational integrators  

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......Journal of Numerical Analysis (2011) 31, 1497-1532 doi:10.1093/imanum/drq027 Advance Access publication on March 17, 2011 Discrete Hamiltonian variational integrators MELVIN LEOK Department of Mathematics, University of California, San......

Melvin Leok; Jingjing Zhang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Calculus of Variations  

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Calc. Var. 15, 451491 (2002). Calculus of Variations. Donatella Danielli ..... u ? W1,p loc (Rn) such that for every ? ? W1,p o. (Rn) with compact support. (2.14).

Katharina Steingraeber Heidelberg 1107 1997 Oct 17 14:59:21

2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

94

Self-regulating flow control device  

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A variable, self-regulating valve having a hydraulic loss coefficient proportional to a positive exponential power of the flow rate. The device includes two objects in a flow channel and structure which assures that the distance between the two objects is an increasing function of the flow rate. The range of spacing between the objects is such that the hydraulic resistance of the valve is an increasing function of the distance between the two objects so that the desired hydraulic loss coefficient as a function of flow rate is obtained without variation in the flow area.

Humphreys, Duane A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Flow chamber  

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A flow chamber having a vacuum chamber and a specimen chamber. The specimen chamber may have an opening through which a fluid may be introduced and an opening through which the fluid may exit. The vacuum chamber may have an opening through which contents of the vacuum chamber may be evacuated. A portion of the flow chamber may be flexible, and a vacuum may be used to hold the components of the flow chamber together.

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure of Turbulence in Katabatic Flows below and above the Wind-Speed Maximum  

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Measurements of small-scale turbulence made over the complex-terrain atmospheric boundary layer during the MATERHORN Program are used to describe the structure of turbulence in katabatic flows. Turbulent and mean meteorological data were continuously measured at multiple levels at four towers deployed along the East lower slope (2-4 deg) of Granite Mountain. The multi-level observations made during a 30-day long MATERHORN-Fall field campaign in September-October 2012 allowed studying of temporal and spatial structure of katabatic flows in detail, and herein we report turbulence and their variations in katabatic winds. Observed vertical profiles show steep gradients near the surface, but in the layer above the slope jet the vertical variability is smaller. It is found that the vertical (normal to the slope) momentum flux and horizontal (along the slope) heat flux in a slope-following coordinate system change their sign below and above the wind maximum of a katabatic flow. The vertical momentum flux is directed...

Grachev, Andrey A; Di Sabatino, Silvana; Fernando, Harindra J S; Pardyjak, Eric R; Fairall, Christopher W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Temporal Evolution of Social Innovation  

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Acceptance of an innovation can occur through mutliple exposures to individuals who have already accepted it. Presented here is a model to trace the evolution of an innovation in a social network with a preference $\\lambda$, amidst topological constraints specified mainly by connectivity, $k$ and population size, $N_k$. With the interplay between properties of innovation and network structure, the model attempts to explain the variations in patterns of innovations across social networks. Time in which the propagation attains highest velocity depends on $\\lambda^{-2}k^{-2}N_{k}^{1/2}$. Dynamics in random networks may lead or lag behind that in scale-free networks depending on the average connectivity. Hierarchical propagation is evident across connectivity classes within scale-free networks, as well as across random networks with distinct topological indices. For highly preferred innovations, the hierarchy observed within scale-free networks tends to be insignificant. The results have implications for administ...

Kulkarni, Varsha S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Quick asymptotic expansion aided by a variational principle  

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It is shown how expanding asymptotically a variational functional can yield the asymptotic expansion of its Euler equation. The procedure is simple but novel and requires taking the variation of the expanded functional with respect to the leading order of the originally unknown function, even though the leading order of this function has already been determined in a previous order. An example is worked out that of a large aspect ratio tokamak plasma equilibrium state with relatively strong flows and high plasma beta.

Hameiri, Eliezer [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

99

A Computational Strategy to Analyze Label-Free Temporal Bottom...  

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Computational Strategy to Analyze Label-Free Temporal Bottom-up Proteomics Data. A Computational Strategy to Analyze Label-Free Temporal Bottom-up Proteomics Data. Abstract:...

100

An Integrated Model For The Temporal Evolution Of Andesites And Rhyolites  

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Model For The Temporal Evolution Of Andesites And Rhyolites Model For The Temporal Evolution Of Andesites And Rhyolites And Crustal Development In New Zealand'S North Island Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Integrated Model For The Temporal Evolution Of Andesites And Rhyolites And Crustal Development In New Zealand'S North Island Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) is the southern expression of the Tonga-Kermadec subduction system within the continental crust of New Zealand's North Island. It is a region of rapid extension and high heat flow containing one of the most productive, frequently active rhyolitic magmatic systems on Earth. Rhyolites make up >80% of the total erupted material with rhyolitic magmatism being prevalent from the earliest stages

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101

A study of temporal visual composition  

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With the rapid growth of digital art, the temporal dimension is becoming a more and more important aspect of visual creations. This thesis is an effort to contribute to the construction of a disciplined basis for the ...

Sun, Xiaohua, 1972-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

On the multi-temporal correlation between photosynthesis and soil CO2 efflux: reconciling lags and observations.  

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Although there is increasing evidence of the temporal correlation between photosynthesis and soil CO{sub 2} efflux, no study has so far tested its generality across the growing season at multiple study sites and across several time scales. Here, we used continuous (hourly) data and applied time series analysis (wavelet coherence analysis) to identify temporal correlations and time lags between photosynthesis and soil CO{sub 2} efflux for three forests from different climates and a grassland. Results showed the existence of multi-temporal correlations at time periods that varied between 1 and 16 d during the growing seasons at all study sites. Temporal correlations were strongest at the 1 d time period, with longer time lags for forests relative to the grassland. The multi-temporal correlations were not continuous throughout the growing season, and were weakened when the effect of variations in soil temperature and CO{sub 2} diffusivity on soil CO{sub 2} efflux was taken into account. Multi-temporal correlations between photosynthesis and soil CO{sub 2} efflux exist, and suggest that multiple biophysical drivers (i.e. photosynthesis, soil CO{sub 2} diffusion, temperature) are likely to coexist for the regulation of allocation and transport speed of carbon during a growing season. Future studies should consider the multi-temporal influence of these biophysical drivers to investigate their effect on the transport of carbon through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

Vargas, Rodrigo [Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE); Baldocchi, D. D. [University of California, Berkeley; Bahn, Michael [University of Innsbruck, Austria; Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Hosman, K. P. [University of Missouri; Kulmala, Liisa [University of Helsinki; Pumpanen, Jukka [University of Helsinki; Yang, Bai [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Variational transition state theory  

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This research program involves the development of variational transition state theory (VTST) and semiclassical tunneling methods for the calculation of gas-phase reaction rates and selected applications. The applications are selected for their fundamental interest and/or their relevance to combustion.

Truhlar, D.G. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Slug flow  

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Introduction: When two phases flow concurrently in a pipe, they can distribute themselves in a number of different configurations. The gas could be uniformly dispersed throughout the liquid in the form of small bubbles. ...

Griffith, P.

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Temporal Coherence and Indistinguishability in Two-Photon Interference Effects  

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We show that temporal two-photon interference effects involving the signal and idler photons created by parametric down-conversion can be fully characterized in terms of the variations of two length parameters--called the biphoton path-length difference and the biphoton path-asymmetry- length difference--which we construct using the six different length parameters that a general two-photon interference experiment involves. We perform an experiment in which the effects of the variations of these two parameters can be independently controlled and studied. In our experimental setup, which does not involve mixing of signal and idler photons at a beam splitter, we further report observations of Hong-Ou-Mandel- (HOM-)like effects both in coincidence and in one-photon count rates. As an important consequence, we argue that the HOM and the HOM-like effects are best described as observations of how two-photon coherence changes as a function of the biphoton path- asymmetry-length difference.

Anand Kumar Jha; Malcolm N. O'Sullivan; Kam Wai Clifford Chan; Robert W. Boyd

2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

106

Model Reduction of Modules for StateEvent Temporal Logics  

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reduction technique for a class of ``state­event stuttering invariant'' temporal formulas. In particular

Lawford, Mark

107

Model Reduction of Modules for State-Event Temporal Logics  

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reduction technique for a class of "state-event stuttering invariant" temporal formulas. In particular

Lawford, Mark

108

Variational necessary and sufficient stability conditions for inviscid shear flow  

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...University of Texas at Austin, , Austin, TX 78712, USA A necessary and sufficient condition...where the velocity profile is assumed to be monotonic and analytic. It is shown...for continuous spectra and is applicable to other stability problems of infinite-dimensional...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Ontogenetic and Seasonal Variation of Young Non-Native Fish Energy Densities in Lake Michigan  

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and temporal variation in vital rates (growth and mortality). Similarly, energy density (energy per unit wet changes to the Lake Michigan ecosystem. In fact, there is only one published energy density measure which for the resource-scarce winter period). Finally, our measured values of #12;energy density are roughly consistent

110

Temporal Variation in Space and Resource Use of Macaws in the Southeastern Peruvian Amazon  

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and rescues through the paperwork maze. Tariq was always happy to assist me with many of my computer issues. I particularly liked the open doors where one could pop in to chat. Dr. Grant gave me the opportunity to philosophize over things beyond my research...

Adamek, Krista Anne

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial and temporal variations in toxicity in an urban-runoff treatment marsh  

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Toxicity tests have not been widely used to assess the performance of urban-runoff treatment facilities. In the present study, Ceriodaphnia dubia toxicity tests were used to quantify toxicity of urban runoff at Crandall Creek and the downstream Demonstration Urban Stormwater Treatment (DUST) March in Fremont, California. Acute toxicity, expressed as the median time to lethality (LT50) for C. dubia, was used to compare the relative intensities of toxicity in the system. During or shortly after storm events, horizontal and vertical gradients in LT50 and electrical conductivity were observed, with high correlation between the two parameters. Toxicity diminished as time passed after the storm. The performance of the DUST Marsh as a treatment facility was evaluated for three aspects: detection, dilution, and toxicity removal. The authors found that toxic storm water generated by small- to medium-sized storms was contained in the marsh. Toxicity was greatly reduced upon dilution of storm water with pre-existing marsh water, and mixing of the water column increased the rate of toxicity diminution. Toxicity reduction, above and beyond that attributable to dilution, was evident in the marsh. Results of this study demonstrates the potential use of toxicity assessments as an integral component of marsh design and management.

Katznelson, R.; Jewell, W.T.; Anderson, S.L. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Spatial and temporal variations in trace metal concentrations in sediments and oysters from Galveston Bay, Texas  

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TBV1 GBT ~ FBHA BEP QBER CJALVETTOh' BAY ~ I 'GB54EBBH Olf INT eQBH ISAAC CITY 5 Cf C LUC5IOH NAHCI J C 5 I' tP pt pet J lraa al ~f I la 5 J C 5 5OJY Fig. 3. Sampling locations where sediments and/or oysters were collected on Trips...

Jiann, Kuo-Tung

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Research 105 (2007) 3452 Spatial and temporal variations in silver contamination  

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(Fig. 1) is a unique and interesting one. While the Bay is best known for its Golden Gate Bridge 2007 Available online 15 August 2007 Abstract Although San Francisco Bay has a ``Golden Gate'', it may (originally made golden by the sun reflecting off its toxic red lead paint), the Bay has since been

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Arch. Hydrobiol. 166 2 199223 Stuttgart, June 2006 Temporal and spatial variation of an aquatic  

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community structure and water chemistry (salinity, pH and redox poten- tial), with the salinity gradient representative of different salinities and stages of salt production. Every two months, invertebrates were decreased significantly with increasing pond salinity, whereas total biomass showed a non

Green, Andy J.

115

Spatial and temporal variation of photosynthetic parameters of phytoplankton in a subtropical coastal lagoon  

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be developed to estimate production of phytoplankton in coastal lagoons. Satellite ocean colour data photosynthesis­irradiance (P­E) and phytoplankton absorption data for a coastal lagoon of northwestern Baja: an outer and an inner region. Since there is substantial variability within data sets, we conclude

Montes, Martin A.

116

Temporal variation of heavy metal contamination in fish of the river lot in southern France  

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July 2009 Keywords: Heavy metals Historical pollution Freshwater fish Muscle Liver Quality index a b of intense heavy metal pollution and has been the focus of studies dating back to the 1970s (Audry et al Lot is derived from anthropogenic origin. As such, the main sources of heavy metal pollution

Grenouillet, Gael

117

Spatial and temporal variations of seismicity in the Horn of Africa from 1960 to 1993  

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......Gulf of Aden (GA), southern Sudan (SS) and the northern part...surficial response of underlying thermal and rheological processes...Gulf of Aden; SS: southern Sudan; W B western branch). Figure...Red Sea. Afar and southern Sudan. in 1967 and 1990 associated......

Atalay Ayele; Ota Kulhnek

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Geographic and temporal variation in the genetic mating systems of pipefish  

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.......................................................................................................... 138 VITA ......................................................................................................................... 151 x LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 2.1 Sites, abbreviation, date(s) of collection, number of adults... density and mean adult female population size of Syngnathus floridae from different sample sites............................... 46 3.2 Microsatellite data comparing the number of alleles, sample sizes, observed and expected heterozygosities and F...

Mobley, Kenyon Brice

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

119

Spatial and Temporal Variation in Stone Raw Material Provisioning in the Chivay Obsidian Source Area  

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systems. In Prehis- toric Quarries and Lithic Production,Industrial organization at the Melos obsidian quarries.In Prehistoric Quarries and Lithic Production, edited by

Tripcevich, Nicholas; MacKay, Alex

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Variational formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting  

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Variational formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting Gustavo C. Buscagliaa of flows with significant surface tension effects has grown significantly in recent years. This has been, since at small length scales surface phenomena are dominant. In this article, surface tension

Buscaglia, Gustavo C.

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121

Macrogeographic variation of nuclear microsatellite loci in an endangered species, Eumetopiias jubatus  

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no macrogeographic variation among populations. This difference in levels of nuclear and mitochondrial subdivision is reflected in estimates of nuclear gene flow. This pattern may result from high female philopatry combined with high male dispersal. Thus, male...

Trujillo, Robert Greg

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

122

Daytime Variations in Phytoplankton Photosynthesis  

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Daytime Variations in Phytoplankton Photosynthesis. JACOB VERDUIN. Bowling Green State University,. Bowling Green, Ohio. ABSTRACT. A study of...

1999-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

123

German Shepard Variations  

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German Shepard Variations German Shepard Variations Name: Kyle Status: Student Grade: 4-5 Location: Outside U.S. Country: USA Date: Winter 2009-2010 Question: What are all the different colors a German shepherd can have? Replies: Hi Kyle, This seems like a simple question - yet for German Shepherds it is not so easy to answer because they can be many colors! They can range from solid black to the more common black, tan and white that many people are familiar with, to completely white. The founder of the breed, Max von Stephanitz, has been quoted as saying "No good dog is a bad color". Although they come in many colors, completely white shepherds are not allowed to compete in dog shows in the US, although they are in the UK. German Shepherds whose noses are not completely black are also disqualified from the show ring and dogs with blue, liver or other pale colors in their coats are also not ranked highly.

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CFD analysis of laminar oscillating flows  

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This paper describes a numerical simulations of oscillating flow in a constricted duct and compares the results with experimental and theoretical data. The numerical simulations were performed using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code CFX4.2. The numerical model simulates an experimental oscillating flow facility that was designed to test the properties and characteristics of oscillating flow in tapered ducts, also known as jet pumps. Jet pumps are useful devices in thermoacoustic machinery because they produce a secondary pressure that can counteract an unwanted effect called streaming, and significantly enhance engine efficiency. The simulations revealed that CFX could accurately model velocity, shear stress and pressure variations in laminar oscillating flow. The numerical results were compared to experimental data and theoretical predictions with varying success. The least accurate numerical results were obtained when laminar flow approached transition to turbulent flow.

Booten, C. W. Charles W.); Konecni, S. (Snezana); Smith, B. L. (Barton L.); Martin, R. A. (Richard A.)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

SPATIAL LOGIC + TEMPORAL LOGIC =? Roman Kontchakov  

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are some standard spatial and tem- poral logics, and + is some `operator' combining these two logics power of the component logics are related to the complexity and expressiveness of the resulting spatio-temporal logic x under various combination operators +. #12;2 To convey the flavour of the problems we are facing

Kurucz, Agi

126

SPATIAL LOGIC+TEMPORAL LOGIC=? Roman Kontchakov  

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are some standard spatial and tem­ poral logics, and + is some `operator' combining these two logics power of the component logics are related to the complexity and expressiveness of the resulting spatio­temporal logic x under various combination operators +. #12; 2 To convey the flavour of the problems we

Zakharyaschev, Michael

127

Hypothetical Temporal Reasoning with History (Extended Version)  

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a history--encoding based methodology developed by Chomicki for checking dynamic database integrityHypothetical Temporal Reasoning with History Encoding (Extended Version) Marcelo Arenas constraints into a situation­calculus based specification of database updates as proposed by Reiter. By doing

Bertossi, Leopoldo

128

SEISMIC INTERFEROMETRY FOR TEMPORAL MONITORING Norimitsu Nakata  

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SEISMIC INTERFEROMETRY FOR TEMPORAL MONITORING by Norimitsu Nakata #12;c Copyright by Norimitsu Seismic interferometry, where one computes coherency of waves between two or more receivers and averages from the first study related to seismic interferometry (although the name of seismic interferometry has

Snieder, Roel

129

Issues in Temporal Representation of Multimedia Documents  

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in line mode. This is because the document #12; 2 source integrate both elements descriptive markupIssues in Temporal Representation of Multimedia Documents Nabil Layaïda OPERA project, INRIA Rhône the means of increasing the rich­ ness of information contained in electronic documents. One of the goals

Joseph Fourier Grenoble-I, Université

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Extraterrestrial Search Through Temporal Erez N. Ribak  

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interesting possibility for naturally occurring coherence is in gravitational lensing by a small object, where to probe the temporal coherence of celestial objects to locate yield natural coherent sources processes. Among others, synchrotron radiation can be also coherent over the scale of electron groups

Ribak, Erez

131

Temporally resolved ion velocity distribution measurements in a radio-frequency plasma sheath  

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The ion velocity distribution function (IVDF) above and within a radio-frequency (RF) biased plasma sheath is studied experimentally with a pulsed laser-induced fluorescence diagnostic in an industrial plasma etch tool. Temporally resolved measurements taken at eight different phases of the 2.2 MHz bias waveform show that the ion dynamics vary dramatically throughout the RF cycle (the ratio of the average ion transit time through the sheath to the RF period is {tau}{sub ion}/{tau}{sub RF} = 0.3). The position of the presheath/sheath edge is constant throughout the RF cycle and the time-averaged ion flux is conserved within the sheath region. The characteristic bimodal structure of the time-averaged ion distributions found in previous experiments is observed to arise from the time-dependent ion dynamics, in accord with existing theory. The large temporal variation of the IVDF has implications for the plasma chemistry and etching quality.

Jacobs, B.; Gekelman, W.; Pribyl, P. [University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Barnes, M. [MS Barnes Engineering, San Ramon, California 94583 (United States)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of speed and frequency towards the automotive turbocharger turbine performance under pulsating flow conditions  

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Abstract The ever-increasing demand for low carbon applications in automotive industry has intensified the development of highly efficient engines and energy recovery devices. Even though there are significant developments in the alternative powertrains such as full electric, their full deployment is hindered by high costing and unattractive life-cycle energy and emission balance. Thus powertrain based on highly efficient internal combustion engines are still considered to be the mainstream for years to come. Traditionally, turbocharger has been an essential tool to boost the engine power, however in recent years it is seen as an enabling technology for engine downsizing. It is a well-known fact that a turbocharger turbine in an internal combustion engine operates in a highly pulsating exhaust flow. There are numerous studies looking into the complex interaction of the pulsating exhaust gas within the turbocharger turbine, however the phenomena is still not fully integrated into the design stage. Industry practice is still to design and match the turbine to an engine based on steady performance maps. The current work is undertaken with the mind to move one step closer towards fully integrating the pulsating flow performance into the turbocharger turbine design. This paper presents the development efforts and results from a full 3-D CFD model of a turbocharger turbine stage. The simulations were conducted at 30,000rpm and 48,000rpm (50% and 80% design speed respectively) for both 20Hz and 80Hz pulsating flow inlet conditions. Complete validation procedure using cold-flow experimental data is also described. The temporal and spatial resolutions of the incidence angle at the rotor leading edge suggest that the circumference variation is little (7%) as compared to its variation in time as the pulse progresses. The primary aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship of the turbine speed, as well as the pulsating flow frequency to its performance. It was found that there are no direct instantaneous relationship between the pulsating pressure at the turbine inlet and the turbine efficiency, except when one considers an additional parameter, namely the incidence angle. This paper also intends to investigate the potential loss of information if the performance parameters are simply averaged without considering the instantaneous effects.

M.H. Padzillah; S. Rajoo; R.F. Martinez-Botas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Real Effects of Political Uncertainty: Elections, Information Flow, and  

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, inflation, variation of GDP growth, variation of inflation Intl: property rights protection, rule of law.340 international sample diff = 0.408 Result The link between investment and stock prices is even weaker whenThe Real Effects of Political Uncertainty: Elections, Information Flow, and Investment Efficiency

Lin, Xiaodong

134

SFTEL: Flow Cell | EMSL  

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Flow Cell EMSL's Subsurface Flow and Transport Experimental Laboratory offers several meter-scale flow cells and columns for research in saturated and unsaturated porous media....

135

Utility-based Information Distillation Over Temporally Sequenced Documents  

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Utility-based Information Distillation Over Temporally Sequenced Documents Yiming Yang Language to information distil- lation over temporally ordered documents, and proposes a novel evaluation scheme, flexible user feedback, evaluation methodology. 1. INTRODUCTION Tracking new and relevant information from

Murphy, Robert F.

136

Quasistatic rheology of foams II. Continuous shear flow  

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and numerically. We extract, from the images of the sheared foam, the plastic flow profiles and the modifications AND GEORGES DEBREGEAS2 1 Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Pierce Hall, 29 in the temporal and spatial correlations of the plastic events. The spa- tial fluctuations of the static stress

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activity temporal correlations Sample Search...  

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sensitivity of a neurone to the presence of temporal correlation amongst input spike trains, and point... , temporal coding is carried as temporal correlation amongst a...

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DETECTION OF PLASMA FLUCTUATIONS IN WHITE-LIGHT IMAGES OF THE OUTER SOLAR CORONA: INVESTIGATION OF THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL EVOLUTION  

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This work focuses on the first results from the identification and characterization of periodic plasma density fluctuations in the outer corona, observed in STEREO-A COR1 white-light image time series. A two-dimensional reconstruction of the spatial distribution and temporal evolution of the coronal fluctuation power has been performed over the whole plane of the sky, from 1.4 to 4.0 R{sub Sun }. The adopted diagnostic tool is based on wavelet transforms. This technique, with respect to the standard Fourier analysis, has the advantage of localizing non-persistent fluctuating features and exploring variations of the relating wavelet power in both space and time. The map of the variance of the coronal brightness clearly outlines intermittent spatially coherent fluctuating features, localized along, or adjacent to, the strongest magnetic field lines. In most cases, they do not correspond to the visible coronal structures in the brightness maps. The results obtained provide a scenario in which the solar corona shows quasi-periodic, non-stationary density variations characterized by a wide range of temporal and spatial scales and strongly confined by the magnetic field topology. In addition, structures fluctuating with larger power are larger in size and evolve more slowly. The characteristic periodicities of the fluctuations are comparable to their lifetimes. This suggests that plasma fluctuations lasting only one or two wave periods and initially characterized by a single dominant periodicity either rapidly decay into a turbulent mixed flow via nonlinear interactions with other plasma modes, or they are damped by thermal conduction. The periodic non-stationary coronal fluctuations outlined by the closed field lines at low and mid latitudes might be associated with the existence of slow standing magneto-acoustic waves excited by the convective supergranular motion. The fluctuating ray-like structures observed along open field lines appear to be linked either to the intermittent nature of the processes underlying the generation of magnetic reconnection in the polar regions or to the oscillatory transverse displacements of the coronal ray itself.

Telloni, D.; Antonucci, E. [National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Astrophysical Observatory of Torino, Via Osservatorio 20, I-10025 Pino Torinese (Italy); Ventura, R.; Romano, P.; Spadaro, D. [National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Astrophysical Observatory of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, I-95123 Catania (Italy)

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

139

Characterization of Gas?Liquid Flows in Stirred Vessels Using Pressure and Torque Fluctuations  

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Gas?liquid flows in a stirred vessel exhibit different flow regimes and demonstrate complex interaction of transport processes with varying spatio-temporal scales. The knowledge of key space and time scales of fluid dynamics is important for designing and ...

A. R. Khopkar; S. S. Panaskar; A. B. Pandit; V. V. Ranade

2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

140

Modeling Spatial-Temporal Binary Data Using Markov Random Fields  

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Modeling Spatial-Temporal Binary Data Using Markov Random Fields Jun Zhu Department of Statistics to the autologistic model for spatial-temporal binary data. The model we propose is a Markov chain across time, where discuss the generality of our approach for modeling other types of spatial-temporal lattice data. Keywords

Huang, Su-Yun

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141

Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems  

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implementation issues. Database systems with temporal support maintain history data on line together with current. Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems TR86-018 August. #12;Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems by Ilsoo Ahn

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

142

ST--ACTS: a spatio-temporal activity simulator  

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Creating complex spatio-temporal simulation models is a hot issue in the area of spatio-temporal databases [7]. While existing Moving Object Simulators (MOSs)address different physical aspects of mobility, they neglect the important social ... Keywords: activity simulator, data generation, data mining, moving object simulation, spatio-temporal data

Gyozo Gidofalvi; Torben Bach Pedersen

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Climate Variability and Temporal Trends of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Arctic: A Study of Glaucous Gulls  

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This study thus suggests that predicted climate change should be considered in assessments of future temporal trends of POPs in Arctic wildlife. ... Climate variation may be measured in a multiude of ways (temperature, wind, precipitation, snowfall, sea ice distribution, glacier melting, etc.). ... The asymmetries in the pressure pattern mean that cool winds sweep east-southeast across eastern Canada, and southwesterly North Atlantic storm tracks bring rain and mild temperatures to northern Europe. ...

Jan O. Bustnes; Geir W. Gabrielsen; Jonathan Verreault

2010-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

144

Optimization of Variational Boussinesq Models  

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Optimization of Variational Boussinesq Models 2 4 6 8 10 2 4 6 8 10 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 1 2 Kapp -Kex 0 of Arts and Sciences). Ivan Lakhturov: Optimization of Variational Boussinesq Models c 2012 Printed Boussinesq Model (VBM). The VBM is a model for waves above a layer of ideal fluid, which conserves mass

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

145

Seasonal And Decadal Variation of the Mixed Layer Across the ACRF Using RWP Data  

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Seasonal And Decadal Variation of the Mixed Layer Seasonal And Decadal Variation of the Mixed Layer Across the ACRF Using RWP Data Richard Coulter, Barry Lesht, and Brad Orr Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL INTRODUCTION The radar wind profilers (RWPs) located at the ACRF Southern Great Plains site have been collecting data for more than a decade at the intermediate facilities (I1: Beaumont, KS; I2: Medicine Lodge, KS; I3 Meeker OK) and 15 years at the Central Facility. They provide a good picture of the temporal and spatial variation across the SGP site over this time period Here we elucidate the variation of the height of the mixed layer (z i ) and precipitation, two parameters that illustrate the potential richness of the wind profiler data beyond wind profiles. Daytime Mixed Layer An automated routine, operating

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Determination of Transport Properties From Flowing Fluid Temperature LoggingIn Unsaturated Fractured Rocks: Theory And Semi-Analytical Solution  

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Flowing fluid temperature logging (FFTL) has been recently proposed as a method to locate flowing fractures. We argue that FFTL, backed up by data from high-precision distributed temperature sensors, can be a useful tool in locating flowing fractures and in estimating the transport properties of unsaturated fractured rocks. We have developed the theoretical background needed to analyze data from FFTL. In this paper, we present a simplified conceptualization of FFTL in unsaturated fractured rock, and develop a semianalytical solution for spatial and temporal variations of pressure and temperature inside a borehole in response to an applied perturbation (pumping of air from the borehole). We compare the semi-analytical solution with predictions from the TOUGH2 numerical simulator. Based on the semi-analytical solution, we propose a method to estimate the permeability of the fracture continuum surrounding the borehole. Using this proposed method, we estimated the effective fracture continuum permeability of the unsaturated rock hosting the Drift Scale Test (DST) at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Our estimate compares well with previous independent estimates for fracture permeability of the DST host rock. The conceptual model of FFTL presented in this paper is based on the assumptions of single-phase flow, convection-only heat transfer, and negligible change in system state of the rock formation. In a sequel paper [Mukhopadhyay et al., 2008], we extend the conceptual model to evaluate some of these assumptions. We also perform inverse modeling of FFTL data to estimate, in addition to permeability, other transport parameters (such as porosity and thermal conductivity) of unsaturated fractured rocks.

Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Tsang, Yvonne W.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Low volume flow meter  

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The low flow monitor provides a means for determining if a fluid flow meets a minimum threshold level of flow. The low flow monitor operates with a minimum of intrusion by the flow detection device into the flow. The electrical portion of the monitor is externally located with respect to the fluid stream which allows for repairs to the monitor without disrupting the flow. The electronics provide for the adjustment of the threshold level to meet the required conditions. The apparatus can be modified to provide an upper limit to the flow monitor by providing for a parallel electronic circuit which provides for a bracketing of the desired flow rate.

Meixler, Lewis D. (East Windsor, NJ)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Spatio-temporal analysis of Rayleigh-B{acute e}nard convection  

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The analysis of Rayleigh-B{acute e}nard convection in a thin layer of an incompressible fluid caused by heating from below, is based on the Navier-Stokes equations. In planar geometry the Navier-Stokes equations in Bousinesq-approximation reduce to two nonlinear coupled partial differential equations for the velocity flux function {xi} and the temperature deviation {theta}. These equations are analyzed in form of spatial Fourier modes with time-dependent amplitudes. Only modes corresponding to free-free boundary conditions were selected. In this way, a set of ten coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations for the mode amplitudes was obtained. These equations were solved numerically for different Rayleigh numbers. The temporal information in the ten dimensional phase space of the mode amplitudes is analyzed with respect to the dimension of the attractor. In addition, a time series of flow patterns in real space is constructed. For this spatio-temporal patterns the empirical orthonormal functions are determined and used to find the temporal evolution from the projection onto the basic vectors. Finally the result of different types of analysis were compared. This should lead to a better understanding how to analyze real systems in terms of observational data, e.g., thermal convection on the surface of the sun. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Lainscsek, C.S.; Schuerrer, F. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Technische Universitaet Graz, Petersgasse 16, A-8010 Graz, Oesterreich (Austria)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

New Variational Method for the Free Energy  

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......New Variational Method for the Free Energy Akihide Oguchi Department of Physics...new variational method for the free energy in statistical physics is proposed. The value of the free energy obtained by using the new variational......

Akihide Oguchi

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Propeller Flow Meter  

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Propeller flow meters are commonly used to measure water flow rate. They can also be used to estimate irrigation water use. This publication explains how to select, install, read and maintain propeller flow meters....

Enciso, Juan; Santistevan, Dean; Hla, Aung K.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Dispersed flow film boiling  

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Dispersed flow consists of small liquid droplets entrained in a flowing vapor. This flow regime can occur in cryogenic equipment, in steam generators, and during nuclear reactor loss of coolant accidents. A theoretical ...

Yoder, Graydon L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Bacteria in shear flow  

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Bacteria are ubiquitous and play a critical role in many contexts. Their environment is nearly always dynamic due to the prevalence of fluid flow: creeping flow in soil, highly sheared flow in bodily conduits, and turbulent ...

Marcos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Time-resolved vibration measurement with temporal speckle pattern interferometry  

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Temporal speckle pattern interferometry (TSPI) is an optical measurement procedurefor measuring the displacement of rough technical surfaces. The time-dependent speckle

Kauffmann, Jochen; Tiziani, Hans J

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

An experimental study on flow resistance of regenerator wire meshes in oscillatory flow  

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Stirling engine is considered as an important energy system for utilizing Biomass energy. Regenerator is a very important element of the Stirling engine as it determines thermal efficiency and its flow resistance determines output power. This paper describes the experimental results on fluid motion in regenerator wire meshes of a Stirling engine in a oscillatory flow. Theoretical analysis on laminar flow in a circular pipe is described for a comparison. Simultaneous measurements of velocity nearby the mesh layer in the test section, pressure drops between entree and exit point of mesh layer and photo signal of top position of the piston were carried out in oscillatory flow condition. Experimental results shows that variation of pressure drops slightly advances toward velocity variation as is clarified in the theoretical analysis on laminar oscillatory flow in a circular pipe. Friction factors defined by adjusting phase angle shift between pressure drops and velocity variations show that it appears bigger in the accelerating period than in the decelerating period. This phenomenon seems to be explained because fluid motion requires more energy to make eddy structure in the accelerating period, while fluid motion in the decelerating period requires less energy as streamwise eddy structure is already developed.

Isshiki, Seita; Takasaki, Yousuke, Ushiyama, Izumi [Ashikaga Inst. of Tech., Tochigiken (Japan); Isshiki, Naotsugu [Nihon Univ., Setagayaku, Tokyo (Japan)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Effect of Multiscale Interactions on the Atmospheric Flow and the Dispersion of Air Pollution in the City of Paris  

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Interactions between different spatial and temporal scales play a major role in determining the flow structure over the urban canopy in densely built agglomerations. The intense surface in-homogeneities result...

Ph. Barmpas; G. Tsegas; I. Douros

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Taylor bubble-train flows and heat transfer in the context of Pulsating Balkrishna Mehta, Sameer Khandekar  

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Taylor bubble-train flows and heat transfer in the context of Pulsating Heat Pipes Balkrishna Mehta Nusselt number Heat transfer enhancement a b s t r a c t Understanding the performance of Pulsating Heat Pipes (PHPs) requires spatio-temporally coupled, flow and heat transfer information during the self

Khandekar, Sameer

157

Flow Distances on Open Flow Networks  

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Open flow network is a weighted directed graph with a source and a sink, depicting flux distributions on networks in the steady state of an open flow system. Energetic food webs, economic input-output networks, and international trade networks, are open flow network models of energy flows between species, money or value flows between industrial sectors, and goods flows between countries, respectively. Flow distances (first-passage or total) between any given two nodes $i$ and $j$ are defined as the average number of transition steps of a random walker along the network from $i$ to $j$ under some conditions. They apparently deviate from the conventional random walk distance on a closed directed graph because they consider the openness of the flow network. Flow distances are explicitly expressed by underlying Markov matrix of a flow system in this paper. With this novel theoretical conception, we can visualize open flow networks, calculating centrality of each node, and clustering nodes into groups. We apply fl...

Guo, Liangzhu; Shi, Peiteng; Wang, Jun; Huang, Xiaohan; Zhang, Jiang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic  

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Constraint Orientated Specification with CSP and Real Time Temporal Logic Justin Pearson Department Processes (CSP) [Hoa85] and a version of Propositional Temporal Logic (PTL), derived from [Eme90]. CSP. The behaviour of a CSP process is dependent on its environment; it is therefore difficult to assert global

Kent, University of

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Nested Temporal Networks with Alternatives Roman Bartk*, Ondej Cepek*  

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Nested Temporal Networks with Alternatives Roman Barták*, Ondej Cepek* *Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Malostranské nám. 2/25, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic {roman.bartak, ondrej logical and temporal constraints and respect some other constraints, (e.g. some nodes may be pre

Bartak, Roman

160

Temporal analysis of sentiment events: a visual realization and tracking  

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In recent years, extraction of temporal relations for events that express sentiments has drawn great attention of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research communities. In this work, we propose a method that involves the association and contribution ... Keywords: CRF, TempEval-2007, sentiment event, temporal relations, timeML, visual tracking

Dipankar Das; Anup Kumar Kolya; Asif Ekbal; Sivaji Bandyopadhyay

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Temporal Calculus for GIS using Tesseral Addressing  

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maps onto a raster grid. A a result the calculus is precisely compati­ ble with raster based GIS­­ ­­ A Temporal Calculus for GIS using Tesseral Addressing Frans Coenen, Bridget Beattie, Bernard Informa­ tion Systems (GIS) based on raster representations. In this paper we describe a temporal

Atkinson, Katie

162

TRBAC: A temporal role-based access control model  

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Role-based access control (RBAC) models are receiving increasing attention as a generalized approach to access control. Roles may be available to users at certain time periods, and unavailable at others. Moreover, there can be temporal dependencies among ... Keywords: Role triggers, role-based access control, temporal constraints

Elisa Bertino; Piero Andrea Bonatti; Elena Ferrari

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

ACCELERATED SPATIO-TEMPORAL WAVELET TRANSFORMS: AN ITERATIVE TRAJECTORY ESTIMATION. *  

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ACCELERATED SPATIO-TEMPORAL WAVELET TRANSFORMS: AN ITERATIVE TRAJECTORY ESTIMATION. * Jean accelerated motion in spatio-temporal discrete sig- nals. It is assumed that the digital signals of inter- est, they contain all the orders of acceleration. The purpose of this work is to estimate the trajectory

Wickerhauser, M. Victor

164

Temporal Variability of Waves at the Proton Cyclotron Frequency Upstream from Mars: Implications for Mars Distant Hydrogen Exosphere  

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We report on the temporal variability of the occurrence of waves at the local proton cyclotron frequency upstream from the Martian bow shock from Mars Global Surveyor observations during the first aerobraking and science phasing orbit periods. Observations at high southern latitudes during minimum-to-mean solar activity show that the wave occurrence rate is significantly higher around perihelion southern summer solstice and lower around the same hemisphere's spring and autumn equinoxes. A similar trend is observed in the hydrogen (H) exospheric density profiles over the Martian South Pole obtained from a model including UV thermospheric heating effects. In spite of the complexity in the ion pick-up and plasma wave generation and evolution processes, these results support the idea that variations in the occurrence of waves could be used to study the temporal evolution of the distant Martian H corona and its coupling with the thermosphere at altitudes currently inaccessible to direct measurements.

Bertucci, Cesar; Chaufray, Jean-Yves; Gomez, Daniel; Mazelle, Christian; Delva, Magda; Modolo, Ronan; Gonzalez-Galindo, Francisco; Brain, David Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Portable wastewater flow meter  

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A portable wastewater flow meter particularly adapted for temporary use at a single location in measuring the rate of liquid flow in a circular entrance conduit of a sewer manhole both under free flow and submerged, open channel conditions and under fill pipe, surcharged conditions, comprising an apparatus having a cylindrical external surface and an inner surface that constricts the flow through the apparatus in such a manner that a relationship exists between (1) the difference between the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the entrance of the apparatus and the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the constriction, and (2) the rate of liquid flow through the apparatus.

Hunter, Robert M. (320 S. Wilson Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715)

1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

166

Portable wastewater flow meter  

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A portable wastewater flow meter particularly adapted for temporary use at a single location in measuring the rate of liquid flow in a circular entrance conduit of a sewer manhole both under free flow and submerged, open channel conditions and under full pipe, surcharged conditions, comprising an apparatus having a cylindrical external surface and an inner surface that constricts the flow through the apparatus in such a manner that a relationship exists between (1) the difference between the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the entrance of the apparatus and the static pressure head of liquid flowing through the constriction, and (2) the rate of liquid flow through the apparatus.

Hunter, Robert M. (320 S. Wilson Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Concentration polarization in cross-flow reverse osmosis  

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A dimensionless governing equation was formulated for a cross-flow RO process in which the local variation of concentration polarization was rigorously considered. It was shown in this formulation that the cross-flow RO process could be fully characterized with a single dimensionless parameter. The coupling between permeate flux and concentration polarization was properly solved and a closed-form analytical solution was obtained. This analytical solution enabled the authors to conveniently investigate concentration polarization in the RO process. The significance of local variation of concentration polarization was demonstrated, and the operations of RO under various conditions were simulated and investigated with the newly developed model.

Song, L.; Yu, S. [Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Kowloon (Hong Kong). School of Engineering] [Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Kowloon (Hong Kong). School of Engineering

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Professional Human Capital Flows: Temporal Structure of Loss, Replacement and Contingent Bundling Effects on Firm Performance  

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diversification, but the opposite is true of prior performance and the manager-subordinate ratio. Implications for RBT, the attraction-selection-attrition (ASA) model, and strategic human capital theory are discussed....

Brymer, Rhett

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

169

Weak-strong clustering transition in renewing compressible flows  

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We investigate the statistical properties of Lagrangian tracers transported by a time-correlated compressible renewing flow. We show that the preferential sampling of the phase space performed by tracers yields significant differences between the Lagrangian statistics and its Eulerian counterpart. In particular, the effective compressibility experienced by tracers has a non-trivial dependence on the time correlation of the flow. We examine the consequence of this phenomenon on the clustering of tracers, focusing on the transition from the weak- to the strong-clustering regime. We find that the critical compressibility at which the transition occurs is minimum when the time correlation of the flow is of the order of the typical eddy turnover time. Further, we demonstrate that the clustering properties in time-correlated compressible flows are non-universal and are strongly influenced by the spatio-temporal structure of the velocity field.

Ajinkya Dhanagare; Stefano Musacchio; Dario Vincenzi

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Temporal coherence length of light in semiclassical field theory models  

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The following work is motivated by the conceptual problems associated with the wave-particle duality and the notion of the photon. Two simple classical models for radiation from individual emitters are compared, one based on sines with random phasejumps, another based on pulse trains. The sum signal is calculated for a varying number of emitters. The focus lies on the final signal's statistical features quantified by means of the temporal coherence function and the temporal coherence length. We show how these features might be used to experimentally differentiate between the models. We also point to ambiguities in the definition of the temporal coherence length.

Jagielski, Borys; Lein, Johanne; Inge Vistnes, Arnt [Quantum Optics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, 0316 Oslo (Norway)

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

171

Source flow chemical laser cavity performance  

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The flow field in chemical optical cavities with source flow injectors is investigated. The 2-D coupled gasdynamics, chemical-vibrational-rotational kinetics, and multiline laser radiation equations are solved by using a stable implicit numerical method. The flow field-resonator interaction through the gain-intensity relations is calculated by linearization of the kinetics equations and application of an interative procedure. Calculated small signal gain distributions, closed cavity power variation with mode width, and intracavity spectral content are shown to be in close agreement with experimental measurements. A parametric study has also been conducted, and the potential improvements in performance are illustrated. The results indicate a strong dependency of optical power potential on fluid mechanical interactions with the injector cavity hardware.

Quan, V.; Vieceli, J.J.; Yang, T.T.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures  

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print The inherently high surface area of bimetallic nanoparticles makes them especially attractive materials for heterogeneous catalysis. The ability to selectively grow these and other types of nanoparticles on a desired surface is ideal for the fabrication of higher-order nanoscale architectures. However, the growth mechanism for bimetallic nanoparticles on a surface is expected to be quite different than that for free particles in solution. The altered growth process can lead to modulations in stoichiometry, elemental homogeneity, and surface structure, all of which can profoundly affect the catalytic or magnetic properties of the bimetallic nanoparticles. Now, researchers have experimentally observed these subtle structural differences through x-ray absorption spectroscopic studies at ALS Beamline 10.3.2. The results illustrate how directed nanoparticle growth on specific surfaces can lead to hybrid nanomaterials with a structurally different bimetallic component than its unhybridized counterpart.

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures  

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print The inherently high surface area of bimetallic nanoparticles makes them especially attractive materials for heterogeneous catalysis. The ability to selectively grow these and other types of nanoparticles on a desired surface is ideal for the fabrication of higher-order nanoscale architectures. However, the growth mechanism for bimetallic nanoparticles on a surface is expected to be quite different than that for free particles in solution. The altered growth process can lead to modulations in stoichiometry, elemental homogeneity, and surface structure, all of which can profoundly affect the catalytic or magnetic properties of the bimetallic nanoparticles. Now, researchers have experimentally observed these subtle structural differences through x-ray absorption spectroscopic studies at ALS Beamline 10.3.2. The results illustrate how directed nanoparticle growth on specific surfaces can lead to hybrid nanomaterials with a structurally different bimetallic component than its unhybridized counterpart.

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures  

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print The inherently high surface area of bimetallic nanoparticles makes them especially attractive materials for heterogeneous catalysis. The ability to selectively grow these and other types of nanoparticles on a desired surface is ideal for the fabrication of higher-order nanoscale architectures. However, the growth mechanism for bimetallic nanoparticles on a surface is expected to be quite different than that for free particles in solution. The altered growth process can lead to modulations in stoichiometry, elemental homogeneity, and surface structure, all of which can profoundly affect the catalytic or magnetic properties of the bimetallic nanoparticles. Now, researchers have experimentally observed these subtle structural differences through x-ray absorption spectroscopic studies at ALS Beamline 10.3.2. The results illustrate how directed nanoparticle growth on specific surfaces can lead to hybrid nanomaterials with a structurally different bimetallic component than its unhybridized counterpart.

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures  

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print The inherently high surface area of bimetallic nanoparticles makes them especially attractive materials for heterogeneous catalysis. The ability to selectively grow these and other types of nanoparticles on a desired surface is ideal for the fabrication of higher-order nanoscale architectures. However, the growth mechanism for bimetallic nanoparticles on a surface is expected to be quite different than that for free particles in solution. The altered growth process can lead to modulations in stoichiometry, elemental homogeneity, and surface structure, all of which can profoundly affect the catalytic or magnetic properties of the bimetallic nanoparticles. Now, researchers have experimentally observed these subtle structural differences through x-ray absorption spectroscopic studies at ALS Beamline 10.3.2. The results illustrate how directed nanoparticle growth on specific surfaces can lead to hybrid nanomaterials with a structurally different bimetallic component than its unhybridized counterpart.

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures  

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print The inherently high surface area of bimetallic nanoparticles makes them especially attractive materials for heterogeneous catalysis. The ability to selectively grow these and other types of nanoparticles on a desired surface is ideal for the fabrication of higher-order nanoscale architectures. However, the growth mechanism for bimetallic nanoparticles on a surface is expected to be quite different than that for free particles in solution. The altered growth process can lead to modulations in stoichiometry, elemental homogeneity, and surface structure, all of which can profoundly affect the catalytic or magnetic properties of the bimetallic nanoparticles. Now, researchers have experimentally observed these subtle structural differences through x-ray absorption spectroscopic studies at ALS Beamline 10.3.2. The results illustrate how directed nanoparticle growth on specific surfaces can lead to hybrid nanomaterials with a structurally different bimetallic component than its unhybridized counterpart.

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Two-phase air-water stratified flow measurement using ultrasonic techniques  

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In this paper, a time resolved ultrasound system was developed for investigating two-phase air-water stratified flow. The hardware of the system includes a pulsed wave transducer, a pulser/receiver, and a digital oscilloscope. The time domain cross correlation method is used to calculate the velocity profile along ultrasonic beam. The system is able to provide velocities with spatial resolution of around 1mm and the temporal resolution of 200?s. Experiments were carried out on single phase water flow and two-phase air-water stratified flow. For single phase water flow, the flow rates from ultrasound system were compared with those from electromagnetic flow (EM) meter, which showed good agreement. Then, the experiments were conducted on two-phase air-water stratified flow and the results were given. Compared with liquid height measurement from conductance probe, it indicated that the measured velocities were explainable.

Fan, Shiwei; Yan, Tinghu; Yeung, Hoi [School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL (United Kingdom)

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures  

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Compositional Variation Within Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Compositional Variation Within Hybrid Nanostructures Print Wednesday, 29 September 2010 00:00 The inherently high surface area of bimetallic nanoparticles makes them especially attractive materials for heterogeneous catalysis. The ability to selectively grow these and other types of nanoparticles on a desired surface is ideal for the fabrication of higher-order nanoscale architectures. However, the growth mechanism for bimetallic nanoparticles on a surface is expected to be quite different than that for free particles in solution. The altered growth process can lead to modulations in stoichiometry, elemental homogeneity, and surface structure, all of which can profoundly affect the catalytic or magnetic properties of the bimetallic nanoparticles. Now, researchers have experimentally observed these subtle structural differences through x-ray absorption spectroscopic studies at ALS Beamline 10.3.2. The results illustrate how directed nanoparticle growth on specific surfaces can lead to hybrid nanomaterials with a structurally different bimetallic component than its unhybridized counterpart.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analyzing spatial-temporal gene-expression...  

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Medicine 13 SPATIAL-TEMPORAL TECHNIQUES FOR PREDICTION AND COMPRESSION OF SOIL FERTILITY DATA Summary: SPATIAL-TEMPORAL TECHNIQUES FOR PREDICTION AND COMPRESSION OF SOIL FERTILITY...

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Temporal mechanisms underlying flicker detection and identification for redgreen and achromatic stimuli  

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We have simultaneously measured detection and temporal frequency identification for both redgreen isoluminant and achromatic stimuli over a range of temporal frequencies for two...

Metha, Andrew B; Mullen, Kathy T

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Plastic Flow in Glass  

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...1964 research-article Plastic Flow in Glass D. M. Marsh The classical brittle fracture...account for the mechanical properties of glasses, but the widespread evidence of plastic flow in all glass fracture phenomena even at room temperature...

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Temporal workflow management in a claim handling system  

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Temporal workflow management is important for processes that are time-driven. Claim handling, which requires the documentation, diagnosis, and resolution of customer claims due to faulty products or unsatisfactory services, is an example of such a process ...

J. Leon Zhao; Edward A. Stohr

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1  

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Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1 and Leah H. Jamieson2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI mike.johnson

Johnson, Michael T.

184

Verification of a technical system model with linear temporal logic  

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We consider the verification problem for an electromechanical device with a variable number of connectors and solve it with the modal logic LTL (Linear Temporal Logic). In the course of the analysis, we prove continuity and unambiguity theorems for the ...

A. N. Nepeivoda

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

The Temporal Logic of Rewriting: A Gentle Introduction  

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This paper presents the temporal logic of rewriting $\\mathit{TLR}^{\\ast}$. Syntactically, $\\mathit{TLR}^{\\ast}$ is a very simple extension of $\\mathit{CTL}^{\\ast}$ which just adds action atoms, in the form of spatial action patterns, ...

Jos Meseguer

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Optimizing Motion Estimation with Linear Programming and Detail-Preserving Variational Method  

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-preserving variational method to upgrade the result into a dense motion field. The proposed scheme is much faster thanD scene reconstruction. Optical flow based meth- ods have been intensively studied for the small scale mo- tion estimation problem, e.g. the motion analysis of succes- sive frames in a high frame

Drew, Mark S.

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Variational formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting Gustavo C. Buscaglia  

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Variational formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting Gustavo C. Buscaglia Keywords: Surface tension Marangoni force Capillarity Virtual-work principle Surface gradient Laplace-Beltrami operator a b s t r a c t The interest in the simulation of flows with significant surface tension effects

Buscaglia, Gustavo C.

188

An Upwind Finite-Difference Method for Total VariationBased ...  

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standard approach, as first suggested in [28], is to regularize the BV seminorm and consider ..... The result applied to our (finite-dimensional) problem gives the following: if .... We did a series of experiments (a) to measure the effectiveness ..... plane by the minimizing total variation flow, Interfaces Free Bound., 7 (2005), pp.

2011-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

189

Ultrasonic flow metering system  

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A system for determining the density, flow velocity, and mass flow of a fluid comprising at least one sing-around circuit that determines the velocity of a signal in the fluid and that is correlatable to a database for the fluid. A system for determining flow velocity uses two of the inventive circuits with directional transmitters and receivers, one of which is set at an angle to the direction of flow that is different from the others.

Gomm, Tyler J. (Meridian, ID); Kraft, Nancy C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mauseth, Jason A. (Pocatello, ID); Phelps, Larry D. (Pocatello, ID); Taylor, Steven C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Elbow mass flow meter  

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Elbow mass flow meter. The present invention includes a combination of an elbow pressure drop generator and a shunt-type mass flow sensor for providing an output which gives the mass flow rate of a gas that is nearly independent of the density of the gas. For air, the output is also approximately independent of humidity.

McFarland, Andrew R. (College Station, TX); Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM); Ortiz, Carlos A. (Bryan, TX); Nelson, David C. (Santa Fe, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A GENUINELY HIGH ORDER TOTAL VARIATION DIMINISHING ...  

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(TVD) schemes solving one-dimensional scalar conservation laws degenerate to first order .... where the total variation is measured by the standard bounded variation ..... interval Ij and into the jump discontinuities at cell interfaces, see [12].

192

Voxel-based T2 relaxation rate measurements in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with and without mesial temporal sclerosis  

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Voxel-based T2 Relaxation Rate Measurements in Temporal LobeD, Pike BG, Arnold DL. T2 relaxometry can lateralize mesialC, Grucker D. Contribution of T2 relaxation time mapping in

Mueller, S G; Laxer, K D; Schuff, N; Weiner, Michael W

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

A New Approach to Computing Max Flows using Electrical Flows  

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A New Approach to Computing Max Flows using Electrical Flows Yin Tat Lee (MIT) Satish Rao (UC-Kelner-Madry-Spielman-Teng'11]: approximate flow in time Uses electrical flows. 7 #12;Electrical Flows 3 1 S t 8 #12;Electrical Flows Identify Graph with Resistor Network R(e)=1/w(e) 1/3 S t 1 9 #12;Electrical Flows Electrical flow

Rajamani, Sriram K.

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Numerical simulation of three-dimensional electrical flow through geomaterials  

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properties of geomaterials; to locate subsurface anomalies; and to detect and delineate subsurface contamination. Several geophysical techniques that measure the electrical resistivity of the geomaterials to quantify variation of electrical properties... geophysical resistivity analytical solutions. Comparisons are also made with an analytical solution for electrical flow around a cone penetrometer. The excellent agreement between the simulation and analytical solutions shows that the proposed methodology...

Akhtar, Anwar Saeed

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

195

Low flow fume hood  

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A fume hood is provided having an adequate level of safety while reducing the amount of air exhausted from the hood. A displacement flow fume hood works on the principal of a displacement flow which displaces the volume currently present in the hood using a push-pull system. The displacement flow includes a plurality of air supplies which provide fresh air, preferably having laminar flow, to the fume hood. The displacement flow fume hood also includes an air exhaust which pulls air from the work chamber in a minimally turbulent manner. As the displacement flow produces a substantially consistent and minimally turbulent flow in the hood, inconsistent flow patterns associated with contaminant escape from the hood are minimized. The displacement flow fume hood largely reduces the need to exhaust large amounts of air from the hood. It has been shown that exhaust air flow reductions of up to 70% are possible without a decrease in the hood's containment performance. The fume hood also includes a number of structural adaptations which facilitate consistent and minimally turbulent flow within a fume hood.

Bell, Geoffrey C. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Feustel, Helmut E. (Albany, CA); Dickerhoff, Darryl J. (Berkeley, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL VARIATION OF ATMOSPHERICALLY DEPOSITED ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS AT HIGH ELEVATION IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, USA  

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be transported tens of kilometers and deposited in adjacent mountains in many parts of the world. Atmospherically guidelines or critical thresholds in both parks. A general pattern of difference between Yosemite and Sequoia to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides. Variability of chemical concentrations among sites, between sampling

Knapp, Roland

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Spatial, Temporal, and Habitat-Related Variation in Abundance of Pelagic Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico  

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of Mexico: Potential Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Jay R. Rooker1,2 *, Larissa L. Kitchens in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) before (2007­2009) and after (2010) the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Four in Abundance of Pelagic Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico: Potential Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Rooker, Jay R.

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Temporal and spatial variation in age-specific survival rates of a long-lived mammal, the Hawaiian monk seal  

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...Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Midway Atoll, and Kure Atoll (Antonelis et...Reef, and Kure Atoll, up to 6.4km2 at Midway Atoll (Juvik Juvik 1998). Subpopulation...sites (1984-2004). The exception was Midway Atoll, which was included even though...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of environmental factors on spatial and temporal variation of fish assemblages in the lower Brazos River, Texas  

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. 424 22. 3 22. 3 Axis II 0. 359 18. 8 41. 1 30 rs Apl 0IU Alo chr (4. 11) (a) Ict bub Icl pu Lep ocu Cercer 1st Lep os CA - Axis I (22. 3%) +2. 5 O + Apl gru Alo chr (4. 11) (b) Ict bub 1st pUIr Lep ocu c) Lep os nor ceo Mug.... 424 22. 3 22. 3 Axis II 0. 359 18. 8 41. 1 30 rs Apl 0IU Alo chr (4. 11) (a) Ict bub Icl pu Lep ocu Cercer 1st Lep os CA - Axis I (22. 3%) +2. 5 O + Apl gru Alo chr (4. 11) (b) Ict bub 1st pUIr Lep ocu c) Lep os nor ceo Mug...

Li, Raymond Y

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Biogeochemical cycling in an organic-rich coastal marine basin. 6. Temporal and spatial variations in sulfate reduction rates  

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Rates of sulfate reduction were measured over a 3 year period in the anoxic nearshore sediments of Cape Lookout Bight, North Carolina, using both a tube incubation method and a /sup 35/S-sulfate direct injection technique. The methods yielded similar depth-integrated rates over the upper 30 cm ranging from less than 10 mol SO/sub 4//sup =/ x m/sup -2/ x y/sup -1/ in winter to greater than 50 mol SO/sub 4//sup =/ x m/sup -2/ x y/sup -1/ in summer. There were also seasonal changes in the Arrhenius activation energies for the sulfate reduction rates indicating that the assumption that E/sub a/ is constant with temperature is not always valid. The time averaged annual turnover rate for all three years was 20.4 (+/- 11.4) mol SO/sub 4//sup =/ x m/sup -2/ x y/sup -1/. Surface rates ranged seasonally from less than 0.01 to over 3 mM SO/sub 4//sup =/ x d/sup -1/ between winter and summer, respectively. A subsurface rate maximum was observed to develop during the summer months which accounted for 28 percent of the annual depth-integrated sulfate reduction rate. Subsurface rate maxima are the result of changes in the chemistry (substrate type and/or concentration) and the microbiology in the sediments. The possibility of the subsurface maximum being an artifact of the /sup 35/S method is also discussed.

Crill, P.M.; Martens, C.S.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Variation and Identification of Factors Associated with Endogenous Retinoic Acid Isomers in Serum from Brazilian Women  

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...increase in response to oral retinol...Information on the frequency of consumption...the crude and energy-adjusted...Processing and Storage All nonfasting...occurred during storage or in the extraction...comparing food frequency questionnaire...Adjustment for total energy intake in epidemiologic...increase in response to oral retinol...

Erin M. Siegel; Neal E. Craft; Denise J. Roe; Eliane Duarte-Franco; Luisa L. Villa; Eduardo L. Franco; and Anna R. Giuliano

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal and spatial distribution of the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in Texas and its association with climate variation  

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-2012. These collections were obtained from 11 different host-types from October to March, suggesting subsequent immature activity in spring and early summer. County-level data show I. scapularis collections from East Texas to the Rio Grande, with the greatest prevalence...

Santelises, Joshua Steven

2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

203

FLOW CONDITIONING DESIGN IN TURBULENT  

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for HYLIFE-II · Measure loss coefficient across the flow conditioner / nozzle assembly for different flow conditioner configurations #12;5 Flow Loop A Pump H 400 gal tank B Bypass line I Butterfly valve C Flow meter

204

Invariance Under Stuttering in a Temporal Logic without the "Until" Operator  

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We show that a stutter-invariant property is expressible in propositional temporal logic without the "until" operator if and only if it is expressible in the Generalized Temporal Logic of Actions. Keywords: Propositional temporal logic, invariance under stuttering, temporal interpretations

Michael Kaminski

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Variation in habitat suitability does not always relate to variation in species' plant functional traits  

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...Variation in habitat suitability does not always relate to variation...this positive relationship does not hold for some species...Cornelissen, J. H. C. , 2003 A handbook of protocols for standardised...Variation in habitat suitability does not always relate to variation...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Supersonic Magnetic Flows in the Quiet Sun  

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In this contribution we describe some recent observations of high-speed magnetized flows in the quiet Sun granulation. These observations were carried out with the Imaging Magnetograph eXperiment (IMaX) onboard the stratospheric balloon {\\sc Sunrise}, and possess an unprecedented spatial resolution and temporal cadence. These flows were identified as highly shifted circular polarization (Stokes $V$) signals. We estimate the LOS velocity responsible for these shifts to be larger than 6 km s$^{-1}$, and therefore we refer to them as {\\it supersonic magnetic flows}. The average lifetime of the detected events is 81.3 s and they occupy an average area of about 23\\,000 km$^2$. Most of the events occur within granular cells and correspond therefore to upflows. However some others occur in intergranular lanes or bear no clear relation to the convective velocity pattern. We analyze a number of representative examples and discuss them in terms of magnetic loops, reconnection events, and convective collapse.

Borrero, J M; Schlichenmaier, R; Schmidt, W; Berkefeld, T; Solanki, S K; Bonet, J A; Iniesta, J C del Toro; Domingo, V; Barthol, P; Gandorfer, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cardiac C-arm computed tomography using a 3D + time ROI reconstruction method with spatial and temporal regularization  

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Purpose: Reconstruction of the beating heart in 3D + time in the catheter laboratory using only the available C-arm system would improve diagnosis, guidance, device sizing, and outcome control for intracardiac interventions, e.g., electrophysiology, valvular disease treatment, structural or congenital heart disease. To obtain such a reconstruction, the patient's electrocardiogram (ECG) must be recorded during the acquisition and used in the reconstruction. In this paper, the authors present a 4D reconstruction method aiming to reconstruct the heart from a single sweep 10 s acquisition. Methods: The authors introduce the 4D RecOnstructiOn using Spatial and TEmporal Regularization (short 4D ROOSTER) method, which reconstructs all cardiac phases at once, as a 3D + time volume. The algorithm alternates between a reconstruction step based on conjugate gradient and four regularization steps: enforcing positivity, averaging along time outside a motion mask that contains the heart and vessels, 3D spatial total variation minimization, and 1D temporal total variation minimization. Results: 4D ROOSTER recovers the different temporal representations of a moving Shepp and Logan phantom, and outperforms both ECG-gated simultaneous algebraic reconstruction technique and prior image constrained compressed sensing on a clinical case. It generates 3D + time reconstructions with sharp edges which can be used, for example, to estimate the patient's left ventricular ejection fraction. Conclusions: 4D ROOSTER can be applied for human cardiac C-arm CT, and potentially in other dynamic tomography areas. It can easily be adapted to other problems as regularization is decoupled from projection and back projection.

Mory, Cyril, E-mail: cyril.mory@philips.com [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1, F-69621 Villeurbanne Cedex (France) [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1, F-69621 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Philips Research Medisys, 33 rue de Verdun, 92156 Suresnes (France); Auvray, Vincent; Zhang, Bo [Philips Research Medisys, 33 rue de Verdun, 92156 Suresnes (France)] [Philips Research Medisys, 33 rue de Verdun, 92156 Suresnes (France); Grass, Michael; Schfer, Dirk [Philips Research, Rntgenstrasse 2426, D-22335 Hamburg (Germany)] [Philips Research, Rntgenstrasse 2426, D-22335 Hamburg (Germany); Chen, S. James; Carroll, John D. [Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, 12605 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States)] [Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, 12605 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States); Rit, Simon [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1 (France) [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1 (France); Centre Lon Brard, 28 rue Lannec, F-69373 Lyon (France); Peyrin, Franoise [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1, F-69621 Villeurbanne Cedex (France) [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1, F-69621 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); X-ray Imaging Group, European Synchrotron, Radiation Facility, BP 220, F-38043 Grenoble Cedex (France); Douek, Philippe; Boussel, Loc [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1 (France) [Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Universit Lyon 1 (France); Hospices Civils de Lyon, 28 Avenue du Doyen Jean Lpine, 69500 Bron (France)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy density of variational states  

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We show, in several important and general cases, that a low variational energy density of a trial state is possible even when the trial state represents a different phase from the ground state. Specifically, we ask whether the ground-state energy density of a Hamiltonian whose ground state is in phase A can be approximated to arbitrary accuracy by a wave function, which represents a different phase B. We show this is indeed the case when A has discrete symmetry breaking order in one dimension or topological order in two dimensions, while B is disordered. We argue that, if reasonable conditions of physicality are imposed upon the trial wave function, then this is not possible when A has discrete symmetry breaking in dimensions greater than one and B is symmetric. Some other situations are also discussed.

Leon Balents

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

209

Turbulent flow in graphene  

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We demonstrate the possibility of a turbulent flow of electrons in graphene in the hydrodynamic region, by calculating the corresponding turbulent probability density function. This is used to calculate the contribution of the turbulent flow to the conductivity within a quantum Boltzmann approach. The dependence of the conductivity on the system parameters arising from the turbulent flow is very different from that due to scattering.

Kumar S. Gupta; Siddhartha Sen

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

210

Muffler Theory Considering Flow  

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The effect of a steady subsonic flow component upon the acoustical properties of pipes and of laminar and turbulent flow resistances is accounted for in an elementary fashion. The effect of the alternating or acoustic component upon the steady?flow properties is treated likewise. Acoustic transmission loss referred to the end radiation from a pipe is related to back pressure (increase in steady pressure due to the muffler). Equivalent circuits and diagrams of transmission loss vs back pressure are presented for some simple arrangements of pipes volumes irises and flow resistances.

Ewald Eichler

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

NETL: Methane Hydrates - DOE/NETL Projects - Temporal Characterization of  

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Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters Last Reviewed 12/18/2013 Temporal Characterization of Hydrates System Dynamics Beneath Seafloor Mounds Integrating Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Methods and In Situ Observations of Multiple Oceanographic Parameters Last Reviewed 12/18/2013 DE-FE0010141 Goal The overall objective of the project is to investigate hydrate system dynamics beneath seafloor mounds—a structurally focused example of hydrate occurrence at the landward extreme of their stability field—in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Researchers will conduct observatory-based in situ measurements at Woolsey Mound, MC118 to: Characterize (geophysically) the sub-bottom distribution of hydrate and its temporal variability and, Contemporaneously record relevant environmental parameters (temperature, pressure, salinity, turbidity, bottom currents, and seafloor

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Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of  

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Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of Yellowstone National Park- Inferences From River Solute Fluxes Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Spatial And Temporal Geochemical Trends In The Hydrothermal System Of Yellowstone National Park- Inferences From River Solute Fluxes Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: We present and analyze a chemical dataset that includes the concentrations and fluxes of HCO3-, SO42-, Cl-, and F- in the major rivers draining Yellowstone National Park (YNP) for the 2002-2004 water years (1 October 2001 - 30 September 2004). The total (molar) flux in all rivers decreases in the following order, HCO3- > Cl- > SO42- > F-, but each river is characterized by a distinct chemical composition, implying large-scale

213

How memory generates heterogeneous dynamics in temporal networks  

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Empirical temporal networks display strong heterogeneities in their dynamics, which profoundly affect processes taking place on these networks, such as rumor and epidemic spreading. Despite the recent wealth of data on temporal networks, little work has been devoted to the understanding of how such heterogeneities can emerge from microscopic mechanisms at the level of nodes and links. Here we show that long-term memory effects are present in the creation and disappearance of links in empirical networks. We thus consider a simple generative modeling framework for temporal networks able to incorporate these memory mechanisms. This allows us to study separately the role of each of these mechanisms in the emergence of heterogeneous network dynamics. In particular, we show analytically and numerically how heterogeneous distributions of contact durations, of inter-contact durations and of numbers of contacts per link emerge. We also study the individual effect of heterogeneities on dynamical processes, such as the ...

Vestergaard, Christian L; Barrat, Alain

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) with CO2as Heat Transmission...  

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precipitation with spatial and temporal flow variations in CO2brinerock systems Tracer Methods for Characterizing Fracture Stimulation in Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS)...

215

Optimization Online - Variational principles with generalized ...  

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Dec 23, 2014 ... Variational principles with generalized distances and applications to behavioral sciences. T. Q. Bao(btruong ***at*** nmu.edu)

T. Q. Bao

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

216

Analysis of variations in ocean color  

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Aug 9, 1976 ... mote sensing values of the color of the ocean .... its spectral variations, we must first study ... tering can be expressed in terms of a power.

2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

217

Elbow mass flow meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention includes a combination of an elbow pressure drop generator and a shunt-type mass flow sensor for providing an output which gives the mass flow rate of a gas that is nearly independent of the density of the gas. For air, the output is also approximately independent of humidity. 3 figs.

McFarland, A.R.; Rodgers, J.C.; Ortiz, C.A.; Nelson, D.C.

1994-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Instream Flow Project  

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As a part of the Department of Energys Water Power Program, the Instream Flow Project was carried out by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory to develop tools aimed at defining environmental flow needs for hydropower operations.

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Productivity & Energy Flow  

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1 Productivity & Energy Flow Ecosystem approach, focuses: on flow of energy, water, and nutrients (capture) of energy by autotrophs Gross (total) Net (total ­ costs) Secondary productivity- capture of energy by herbivores http://sciencebitz.com/?page_id=204 What Controls the Primary Productivity

Mitchell, Randall J.

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Robust Execution of Temporally Flexible Plans for Bipedal Walking Devices  

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walking machine. An example task for such a system is to walk to a soccer ball and kick it, as shown 02139 hofma@csail.mit.edu, williams@mit.edu Abstract Robotic wheeled rovers have been successfully controlled by activity execution systems that use plans with temporal flexibility to adapt to disturbances

Williams, Brian C.

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221

Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Review Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities Maria Dornelas1 Solutions Initiative, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA 11 Department of Botany and Biodiversity Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, UMR 7641 CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau, France 13 Marine Spatial Ecology Laboratory

Vellend, Mark

222

Quantification of Priority-OR gates in temporal fault trees  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Fault Tree Analysis has been used in reliability engineering for many decades and has seen various modifications to enable it to analyse fault trees with dynamic and temporal gates so it can incorporate sequential failure in its analysis. Pandora is ... Keywords: Markov chains, Monte Carlo, Pandora, dynamic fault trees, fault trees, safety

Ernest Edifor; Martin Walker; Neil Gordon

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Handling Database Updates in Two-dimensional Temporal Logic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

describing the history of the world, the database system can also execute temporal speci cations in the form a reference point or a reference time. If we apply these concepts to the description of databases, the history the history of the world (database), and action is to be executed upon the world in the present or future time

Finger, Marcelo

224

Temporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

database history. The evaluation algorithm is also an add­on component, executed on top of, and usingTemporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda A. Prasad Sistla, for specifying conditions and events in the rules for active database sys­ tem. This language permits

Wolfson, Ouri E.

225

Logical Data Expiration for Fixpoint Extensions of Temporal Logics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-order temporal logics in their relationship to expiration of database histories. We show that while the past about the past states of the database as well, often in the form of a history of the evolution over database histories, exhibits a severe de#12;ciency that relates to the ability to expire past data

Toman, David

226

Pointbased Temporal Extensions of SQL and their Efficient Implementation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for references to time, while still achieving efficient query evalua­ tion. The proposed language, SQL/TP query evaluation procedure is based on a compilation technique that translates SQL/TP queries to SQL/92 of temporal extension of SQL3 to the ISO and ANSI standardization committees. The goal of this chapter

Toman, David

227

A TEMPORAL MODEL FOR PITCH MULTIPLICITY AND TONAL CONSONANCE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A TEMPORAL MODEL FOR PITCH MULTIPLICITY AND TONAL CONSONANCE Peter Cariani Eaton Peabody Laboratory@epl.meei.harvard.edu; www.cariani.com ABSTRACT One aspect of tonal consonance relevant to the pitch stability of chords and harmonic tension concerns the degree to which a collection of notes produces a unified, strong low pitch

Cariani, Peter

228

TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Pascal Meunier, Bruno systems are strongly linked to the performances of their control architecture. These architectures are the merger of a hardware structure ­ industrial computers and logic controllers connected to networks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

229

Temporal Locality and its Impact on Web Proxy Cache Performance ?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper studies temporal locality characteristics present in document refer- encing behavior at Web to be able to control access to the Internet from within an Intranet [4]. It was recognized, however design [21]. Intuitively, tempo- ral locality refers to the characteristic of the reference stream

Eager, Derek

230

Workload induced spatio-temporal distortions and safety of flight  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A theoretical analysis of the relationship between cognitive complexity and the perception of time and distance is presented and experimentally verified. Complex tasks produce high rates of mental representation which affect the subjective sense of duration and, through the subjective time scale, the percept of distance derived from dynamic visual cues (i.e., visual cues requiring rate integration). The analysis of the interrelationship of subjective time and subjective distance yields the prediction that, as a function of cognitive complexity, distance estimates derived from dynamic visual cues will be longer than the actual distance whereas estimates based on perceived temporal duration will be shorter than the actual distance. This prediction was confirmed in an experiment in which subjects (both pilots and non-pilots) estimated distances using either temporal cues or dynamic visual cues. The distance estimation task was also combined with secondary loading tasks in order to vary the overall task complexity. The results indicated that distance estimates based on temporal cues were underestimated while estimates based on visual cues were overestimated. This spatio-temporal distortion effect increased with increases in overall task complexity. 30 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Barrett, C.L.; Weisgerber, S.A. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA); Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Averaging of Temporal Memories by Rats Dale N. Swanton  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Averaging of Temporal Memories by Rats Dale N. Swanton Villanova University Cynthia M. Gooch University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Matthew S. Matell Villanova University Rats were trained on a mixed fixed-interval schedule in which stimulus A (tone or light) indicated food availability after 10

Matell, Matthew S.

232

Circuit Area Optimization in Energy Temporal Sparse Scenarios for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Circuit Area Optimization in Energy Temporal Sparse Scenarios for Multiple Harvester Powered.alarcon@upc.edu Abstract--Multi-source energy harvesters are gaining interest as a robust alternative to power wireless sensors, since the sensor node can maintain its operation regardless of the fact that one of its energy

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

233

Gravi++: Interactive Information Visualization of Highly Structured Temporal Data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

tasks or computer tomography visualizations. In the field of medical treatment planning different kindsGravi++: Interactive Information Visualization of Highly Structured Temporal Data Klaus Hinum1, Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria, http://ieg.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/projects/in2vis/ Abstract

234

Labelled natural deduction for a bundled branching temporal logic  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......other words, this logic does not enjoy the so-called...Hybrid logics. In: Handbook of Modal Logic-Blackburn...temporal logics. In: Handbook of Logic in Computer...tense and modality. In: Handbook of Philosophical Logic...other words, this logic does not enjoy the so-called......

Andrea Masini; Luca Vigan; Marco Volpe

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Elliptic flow phenomenon at ATLAS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We summarize measurements of elliptic flow and higher order flow harmonics performed by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Results on event-averaged flow measurements and event-plane correlations in Pb+Pb collisions are discussed along with the event-by-event flow measurements. Further, we summarize results on flow in p+Pb collisions.

Martin Spousta

2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

236

A Fitting Robot for Variational Analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We develop a robot algorithm to maximise the number of distinct states reliably extracted from correlator data using the variational analysis method. The robot explores the variational parameter space and attempts to remove, as far as possible, the human element from the fitting of the subsequent orthogonalised data.

Alan Cais; Derek Leinweber; Selim Mahbub; Tony Williams

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

237

Associations among hydrologic classifications and fish traits to support environmental flow standards  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Classification systems are valuable to ecological management in that they organize information into consolidated units thereby providing efficient means to achieve conservation objectives. Of the many ways classifications benefit management, hypothesis generation has been discussed as the most important. However, in order to provide templates for developing and testing ecologically relevant hypotheses, classifications created using environmental variables must be linked to ecological patterns. Herein, we develop associations between a recent US hydrologic classification and fish traits in order to form a template for generating flow ecology hypotheses and supporting environmental flow standard development. Tradeoffs in adaptive strategies for fish were observed across a spectrum of stable, perennial flow to unstable intermittent flow. In accordance with theory, periodic strategists were associated with stable, predictable flow, whereas opportunistic strategists were more affiliated with intermittent, variable flows. We developed linkages between the uniqueness of hydrologic character and ecological distinction among classes, which may translate into predictions between losses in hydrologic uniqueness and ecological community response. Comparisons of classification strength between hydrologic classifications and other frameworks suggested that spatially contiguous classifications with higher regionalization will tend to explain more variation in ecological patterns. Despite explaining less ecological variation than other frameworks, we contend that hydrologic classifications are still useful because they provide a conceptual linkage between hydrologic variation and ecological communities to support flow ecology relationships. Mechanistic associations among fish traits and hydrologic classes support the presumption that environmental flow standards should be developed uniquely for stream classes and ecological communities, therein.

McManamay, Ryan A [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL; Frimpong, Dr. Emmanuel A, [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

On the self-organizing process of large scale shear flows  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Self organization is invoked as a paradigm to explore the processes governing the evolution of shear flows. By examining the probability density function (PDF) of the local flow gradient (shear), we show that shear flows reach a quasi-equilibrium state as its growth of shear is balanced by shear relaxation. Specifically, the PDFs of the local shear are calculated numerically and analytically in reduced 1D and 0D models, where the PDFs are shown to converge to a bimodal distribution in the case of finite correlated temporal forcing. This bimodal PDF is then shown to be reproduced in nonlinear simulation of 2D hydrodynamic turbulence. Furthermore, the bimodal PDF is demonstrated to result from a self-organizing shear flow with linear profile. Similar bimodal structure and linear profile of the shear flow are observed in gulf stream, suggesting self-organization.

Newton, Andrew P. L. [Department of Applied Maths, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom)] [Department of Applied Maths, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Kim, Eun-jin [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom)] [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Liu, Han-Li [High Altitude Observatory, National Centre for Atmospheric Research, P. O. BOX 3000, Boulder, Colorado 80303-3000 (United States)] [High Altitude Observatory, National Centre for Atmospheric Research, P. O. BOX 3000, Boulder, Colorado 80303-3000 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

239

Plasma flow at a high Mach-number  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Unlike the case of static magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibria, where an expansion in large aspect ratio of toroidal devices is common, cases of MHD equilibria with flow are rarely treated this way, and when this is done the expansion tends to be only partial. The main reason for the difference seems to be the difficulty of expanding the larger system of equilibrium equations with flow. Here, we use a recent expansion technique which employs a variational principle to simplify the process [E. Hameiri, Phys. Plasmas 20, 024504 (2013)]. We treat four cases of MHD equilibria with flow, developing their asymptotic expansions in full, and for an application consider the effect of the flow on the Shafranov shift.

Yu, Bing; Hameiri, Eliezer [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University New York, New York 10012 (United States)] [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University New York, New York 10012 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

240

Multiphase Flow Modeling Research  

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Science Science Chris Guenther, Director Computational Science Division RUA Spring Meeting, Morgantown, WV March 2013 2 NETL's Multiphase Flow Science Team * The Multiphase Flow Science Team develops physics-based simulation models to conduct applied scientific research. - Development of new theory - Extensive on-site and collaborative V&V efforts and testing - Engages in technology transfer - Applies the models to industrial scale problems. 3 Why is Multiphase Flow Science Needed? * Industry is increasingly relying on multiphase technologies to produce clean and affordable energy with carbon capture. * Unfortunately, the presence of a solid phase reduces the operating capacity of a typical energy device from its original design on average by 40% [1].

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241

Shroud leakage flow discouragers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A turbine assembly includes a plurality of rotor blades comprising a root portion, an airfoil having a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall, and a top portion having a cap. An outer shroud is concentrically disposed about said rotor blades, said shroud in combination with said tip portions defining a clearance gap. At least one circumferential shroud leakage discourager is disposed within the shroud. The leakage discourager(s) increase the flow resistance and thus reduce the flow of hot gas flow leakage for a given pressure differential across the clearance gap to improve overall turbine efficiency.

Bailey, Jeremy Clyde (Middle Grove, NY); Bunker, Ronald Scott (Niskayuna, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Bypass Flow Study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the fluid dynamics experiments in the MIR (Matched Index of-Refraction) flow system at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to develop benchmark databases for the assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions of the momentum equations, scalar mixing, and turbulence models for the flow ratios between coolant channels and bypass gaps in the interstitial regions of typical prismatic standard fuel element (SFE) or upper reflector block geometries of typical Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (MHTGR) in the limiting case of negligible buoyancy and constant fluid properties. The experiments use Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to measure the velocity fields that will populate the bypass flow study database.

Richard Schultz

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Magnetically stimulated fluid flow patterns  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories' Jim Martin and Kyle Solis explain research on the effects of magnetic fields on fluid flows and how they stimulate vigorous flows. Fluid flow is a necessary phenomenon in everything from reactors to cooling engines in cars.

Martin, Jim; Solis, Kyle

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

244

Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle flow beneath Western Venezuela Jeniffer Masy,1 Fenglin Niu1 and Alan Levander1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle flow beneath Western Venezuela Jeniffer Masy,1 Fenglin Niu1 and Alan the Caribbean (CAR) and South American (SA) plates in western Venezuela is a wide area where a variety- mic Network of Venezuela. Yellow and red symbols represent temporal de- ployments under the first

Alvarez, Pedro J.

245

RMOTC - Testing - Flow Assurance  

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Flow Assurance Flow Assurance RMOTC Flow Loop Facility Layout Notice: As of July 15th 2013, the Department of Energy announced the intent to sell Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3 (NPR3). The sale of NPR-3 will also include the sale of all equipment and materials onsite. A decision has been made by the Department of Energy to complete testing at RMOTC by July 1st, 2014. RMOTC will complete testing in the coming year with the currently scheduled testing partners. For more information on the sale of NPR-3 and sale of RMOTC equipment and materials please join our mailing list here. Over a decade ago, RMOTC began cooperatively building a full-scale facility to test new flow assurance technology, mainly in the areas of hydrates and paraffins. Today, RMOTC's test facility consists of five individual loop

246

Holographic supersymmetric membrane flows  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The M-theory lift of SU(3) ? U(1)R-invariant RG flow via a combinatorical use of the four-dimensional flow and 11-dimensional EinsteinMaxwell equations was found previously. By taking the three internal coordinates differently and preserving only the SU(3) symmetry from the CP2 space, we find a new 11-dimensional solution of the SU(3)-invariant RG flow interpolating from the SO(8)-invariant UV fixed point to the SU(3) ? U(1)R-invariant IR fixed point in four dimensions. We describe how the corresponding three-dimensional superconformal ChernSimons matter theory deforms. By replacing the above CP2 space with the EinsteinKahler twofold, we also find out a new 11-dimensional solution of the SU(2) ? U(1)-invariant RG flow connecting the above two fixed points in four dimensions.

Changhyun Ahn; Kyungsung Woo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Optical flow switching  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Present-day networks are being challenged by dramatic increases in bandwidth demand of emerging applications. We will explore a new transport, ldquooptical flow switchingrdquo, that will enable significant growth and ...

Chan, Vincent W. S.

248

Olefin Autoxidation in Flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Handling hazardous multiphase reactions in flow brings not only safety advantages but also significantly improved performance, due to better mass transfer characteristics. In this paper, we present a continuous microreactor ...

Neuenschwander, Ulrich

249

Spatio-temporal changes in CO2 emissions during the second ZERT...  

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Spatio-temporal changes in CO2 emissions during the second ZERT injection, August-September 2008. Spatio-temporal changes in CO2 emissions during the second ZERT injection,...

250

Timing in the Absence of Supraspinal Input: Effects of Temporally Regular Stimulation on Spinal Plasticity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Prior work has shown that spinal neurons are capable of discriminating between temporally regular and temporally irregular stimulation. These effects have been observed using an in vivo assay of spinal plasticity based on an instrumental learning...

Lee, Kuan Hsien

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

251

A model of visual spatio-temporal memory: The icon revisited  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

With a minimal set of assumptions resulting from considerations about the perception of temporal structure, we argue for the existence of a spatio-temporal memory established by the mapping of time into simult...

Kerstin Schill; Christoph Zetzsche

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Three-Dimensionality in Quasi-Two Dimensional Flows: the Barrel Effects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A scenario is put forward for the appearance of three-dimensionality both in quasi-2D rotating flows and quasi-2D magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. We distinguish two forms of threedimensionalities, establish how both are ignited by the presence of walls, and how they relate to each other. One form involves velocities or currents along the rotation direction or the magnetic field, while the other leads to quadratic variations of these quantities along this direction. It is shown that the common tendency of these flows to two-dimensionality and the mechanisms of the first form of three-dimensionality can be explained through a single formal analogy between rotating flows, MHD flows and a wider class of flows, whereas the second form involves a distinct mechanism. Because of this trans-disciplinary character, these phenomena are active in such diverse flows as those in atmospheres, oceans and the cooling blankets of nuclear fusion reactors.

Pothrat, Alban

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

A study of wind variation with time in the vicinity of the jet stream  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to remember when using any meteorological data, particularly wind reports, is that, even if extremely large amounts of wind data were available at all levels ower the entire globe, average values of wind flow obtained by statistical analysis would... be of little value for planniag operations or design problems, 'Ihe deviations from the average values of wind direction and speed which occur at any location over a short interval of time are very large, The extremes and the time variations...

Bandow, Donald Elmer

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

254

Working memory, long-term memory, and medial temporal lobe function  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 . .. Working Memory, Long-term Memory, and Medial Temporal Lobe Function Whendepend on working memory? . Impaired short-term

Jeneson, Annette

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Analysis of anelastic flow and numerical treatment via finite elements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this report, we reconsider the various approximations made to the full equations of motion and energy transport for treating low-speed flows with significant temperature induced property variations. This entails assessment of the development of so-called anelastic for low-Mach number flows outside the range of validity of the Boussinesq equations. An integral part of this assessment is the development of a finite element-based numerical scheme for obtaining approximate numerical solutions to this class of problems. Several formulations were attempted and are compared.

Martinez, M.J.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Short-term Variations in the Galactic Environment of the Sun  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The galactic environment of the Sun varies over short timescales as the Sun and interstellar clouds travel through space. Small variations in the dynamics, ionization, density, and magnetic field strength of the interstellar medium (ISM) surrounding the Sun yield pronounced changes in the heliosphere. We discuss essential information required to understand short-term variations in the galactic environment of the Sun, including the distribution and radiative transfer properties of nearby ISM, and variations in the boundary conditions of the heliosphere as the Sun traverses clouds. The most predictable transitions are when the Sun emerged from the Local Bubble interior and entered the cluster of local interstellar clouds flowing past the Sun, within the past 140,000 years, and again when the Sun entered the local interstellar cloud now surrounding and inside of the solar system, sometime during the past 44,000 years.

Priscilla C. Frisch; Jonathan D. Slavin

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

257

Microsoft Word - S08364_SeasonalVariation  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Groundwater Groundwater Constituents and Seasonal Variation at the Riverton, Wyoming, Processing Site February 2012 LMS/RVT/S08364 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Evaluation of Groundwater Constituents and Seasonal Variation, Riverton, Wyoming February 2012 Doc. No. S08364 Page 1 Evaluation of Groundwater Constituents and Seasonal Variation at the Riverton, Wyoming, Processing Site Executive Summary Historical groundwater monitoring at the Riverton site included collecting samples for a variety of analyses, including general water quality, inorganics, metals, and radionuclides. Evaluations of these constituents were conducted and presented in past documents, which resulted in four constituents of concern (COCs). This paper presents a reevaluation of 47 constituents using

258

Temporal changes of microbial assemblages in the ice and snow ...  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

of the Spanish Government and MOLAR (Measuring and Modeling .... mined by automated image analysis, as described in Felip et al. (1995) ...... and is caused by rapid variations in the physicochemical .... model for global climate simulations

1999-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

259

Implementation and evaluation of a hypercube-based method for spatio-temporal exploration and analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) Introduction Spatio-temporal exploration and spatio-temporal analysis are two complementary processes of spatio) dealing with spatio-temporal data (Marchand et al., 2002). The exploration process identifies hypotheses of the hypotheses formulated in the exploration process and, in some cases, proposes new ones. The EDA iterative

260

SPATIAL-TEMPORAL TECHNIQUES FOR PREDICTION AND COMPRESSION OF SOIL FERTILITY DATA  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SPATIAL-TEMPORAL TECHNIQUES FOR PREDICTION AND COMPRESSION OF SOIL FERTILITY DATA D. Pokrajac propose several techniques for data reduction and spatial- temporal prediction in precision agriculture and applied for analysis and compression of multi-temporal precision agriculture data. The spatial

Obradovic, Zoran

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261

Using XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(virtual) representations of the database history, (b) XQuery to express powerful temporal queriesUsing XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases the ArchIS system that achieves full-functionality transaction-time databases without re- quiring temporal

Zaniolo, Carlo

262

A Rewriting-Based Model Checker for the Linear Temporal Logic of Rewriting  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents a model checker for LTLR, a subset of the temporal logic of rewriting TLR* extending linear temporal logic with spatial action patterns. Both LTLR and TLR* are very expressive logics generalizing well-known state-based and action-based ... Keywords: model checking, reflective transformation, rewriting logic, temporal logic of rewriting

Kyungmin Bae; Jos Meseguer

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Spatial-temporal event detection in climate parameter imagery.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Previously developed techniques that comprise statistical parametric mapping, with applications focused on human brain imaging, are examined and tested here for new applications in anomaly detection within remotely-sensed imagery. Two approaches to analysis are developed: online, regression-based anomaly detection and conditional differences. These approaches are applied to two example spatial-temporal data sets: data simulated with a Gaussian field deformation approach and weekly NDVI images derived from global satellite coverage. Results indicate that anomalies can be identified in spatial temporal data with the regression-based approach. Additionally, la Nina and el Nino climatic conditions are used as different stimuli applied to the earth and this comparison shows that el Nino conditions lead to significant decreases in NDVI in both the Amazon Basin and in Southern India.

McKenna, Sean Andrew; Gutierrez, Karen A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Temporal Intermittency of Energy Dissipation in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy dissipation in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence is known to be highly intermittent in space, being concentrated in sheet-like coherent structures. Much less is known about intermittency in time, another fundamental aspect of turbulence which has great importance for observations of solar flares and other space/astrophysical phenomena. In this Letter, we investigate the temporal intermittency of energy dissipation in numerical simulations of MHD turbulence. We consider four-dimensional spatiotemporal structures, "flare events", responsible for a large fraction of the energy dissipation. We find that although the flare events are often highly complex, they exhibit robust power-law distributions and scaling relations. We find that the probability distribution of dissipated energy has a power law index close to -1.75, similar to observations of solar flares, indicating that intense dissipative events dominate the heating of the system. We also discuss the temporal asymmetry of flare events as a signatu...

Zhdankin, Vladimir; Boldyrev, Stanislav

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Air-flow regulation system for a coal gasifier  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved air-flow regulator for a fixed-bed coal gasifier is provided which allows close air-flow regulation from a compressor source even though the pressure variations are too rapid for a single primary control loop to respond. The improved system includes a primary controller to control a valve in the main (large) air supply line to regulate large slow changes in flow. A secondary controller is used to control a smaller, faster acting valve in a secondary (small) air supply line parallel to the main line valve to regulate rapid cyclic deviations in air flow. A low-pass filter with a time constant of from 20 to 50 seconds couples the output of the secondary controller to the input of the primary controller so that the primary controller only responds to slow changes in the air-flow rate, the faster, cyclic deviations in flow rate sensed and corrected by the secondary controller loop do not reach the primary controller due to the high frequency rejection provided by the filter. This control arrangement provides at least a factor of 5 improvement in air-flow regulation for a coal gasifier in which air is supplied by a reciprocating compressor through a surge tank.

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

TEMPORAL SMEARING OF TRANSIENT RADIO SOURCES BY THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The temporal smearing of impulsive radio events at cosmological redshifts probes the properties of the ionized intergalactic medium (IGM). We relate the degree of temporal smearing and the profile of a scattered source to the evolution of a turbulent structure in the IGM as a function of redshift. We estimate the degree of scattering expected by analyzing the contributions to the scattering measure of the various components of baryonic matter embedded in the IGM, including the diffuse IGM, intervening galaxies, and intracluster gas. These estimates predict that the amount of temporal smearing expected at 300 MHz is typically as low as ?1 ms and suggests that these bursts may be detectable with low-frequency widefield arrays. A generalization of the dispersion-measure-scattering-measure relation observed for Galactic scattering to the densities and turbulent conditions relevant to the IGM suggests that scattering measures on the order of 10{sup 6} kpc m{sup 20/3} would be expected at z ? 1. This scattering is sufficiently low enough that its effects would not, for most lines of sight, be manifested in existing observations of the scatter broadening in images of extragalactic compact sources. The redshift dependence on the temporal smearing discriminates between scattering that occurs in the host galaxy of the burst and the IGM, with ?{sub host}?(1 + z){sup 3} if the scattering probes length scales below the inner scale of the turbulence or ?{sub host}?(1 + z){sup 17/5} if the turbulence follows a Kolmogorov spectrum. This differs strongly from the expected IGM scaling ?{sub IGM} ? z {sup 2} for z ?< 1 and (1 + z){sup 0.20.5} for z ?> 1.

Macquart, Jean-Pierre; Koay, Jun Yi, E-mail: J.Macquart@curtin.edu.au [ICRAR/Curtin University, Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, Perth WA 6845 (Australia)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

267

Temporal video segmentation using a colour-texture histogram  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We propose a new histogram generation method from the HSV colour space and show how it can be effectively used for temporal video segmentation. In our approach, combined human visual perception of colour and texture is captured in a single feature vector. Relative distribution of grey levels represents texture information while that of hue values represents colour information. This method shows high recall and precision of shot boundary detection in content-based video retrieval applications.

A. Vadivel; Shamik Sural; A.K. Majumdar

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Signal detection in temporally modulated and spectrally shaped maskers  

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The first part of this paper presents several experiments on signal detection in temporally modulated noise yielding a general approach toward the concept of comodulation masking release (CMR). Measurements were made on masked thresholds of both long? and short?duration narrow?band signals presented in a 100% sinusoidally amplitude?modulated (SAM) noise masker (modulation frequency 32 Hz) as a function of masker bandwidth from 1/3 oct up to 13/3 octs while the masker band was geometrically centered at signal frequency. With the short?duration signals placed in the valley of the masker a substantial CMR (i.e. a decrease of masked threshold with increasing masker bandwidth) was found whereas for the long?duration signals CMR was smaller. Furthermore investigations were carried out to determine whether CMR changes when the bandwidth of the signals consisting of bandpass impulse responses is increased. The data indicate that substantial CMR remains even when all masker bands contain a signal component thus minimizing across?channel differences. This finding is not in line with current models accounting for the CMR phenomenon. The second part of this paper concerns signal detection in spectrally shaped noise. Also investigated was whether release from masking occurs for the detection of a pure?tone signal at a valley or a peak of a simultaneously presented masking noise with a sinusoidally rippled power spectrum when this masker was preceded and followed by a second noise (temporal flanking burst) with an identical spectral shape as the on?signal noise. Similar to CMR effects for temporal modulations the data indicate that coshaping masking release (CSMR) occurs when the signal is placed in a valley of the spectral envelope of the masker whereas no release from masking is found when the signal is placed at a peak of the spectral envelope of the masker. The implications of these experiments for measures of spectral and temporal resolution are discussed.

Willem A. C. van den Brink; Tammo Houtgast; Guido F. Smoorenburg

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal evolution of ion energy in a plasma focus  

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For the first time the temporal structure of ion energy in a plasma focus is revealed using a time?resolving Thomson spectrometer. The velocities and arrival times of ions are determined from the spectrogram. The resulting distribution of ions in velocitytime space at the source is found to be a line distribution as if the ions were accelerated in a diode by a pulsed voltage.

M. J. Rhee; D. J. Weidman

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leveraging a spatio-temporal drought severity and coverage index with crop yield modelled as a stochastic process  

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An analysis of spatial and temporal variation of drought impact may offer an unbiased glimpse into factors that may dictate drought severity at an apt local scale. In this study drought indices, for example, drought severity and coverage index, ISC, and, a derived crop-based drought severity and coverage index, ISC,AG, were scaled down to county levels. Drought frequency analyses showed clear demarcation of counties in an observable dichotomy. This demarcation has significant implications on crop yield. This impact was analysed using USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS): a) county level yield; b) developed ISC values; c) Markovian process on transition of crop yield categories. From this study the immediate observation was: a) southwest counties, for example, are also susceptible to secondary effects due to drought; b) crops like corn are more susceptible to periodic wetness disturbance.

Navaratnam Leelaruban; Peter G. Oduor; Adnan Akyuz; Saleem Shaik; G. Padmanabhan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow A.Ukleja, T.Tymieniecka, I.Skillicorn 1 Azimuthal asymmetry  

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Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow A.Ukleja, T.Tymieniecka, I.Skillicorn 1 Azimuthal asymmetry using energy flow method Azimuthal angle distribution at Q2 >100 GeV2 Energy flow method.Ukleja on behalf of the ZEUS Collaboration #12; Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow A.Ukleja, T.Tymieniecka, I

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GEOMETRIC COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRODYNAMICS WITH VARIATIONAL INTEGRATORS  

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GEOMETRIC COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRODYNAMICS WITH VARIATIONAL INTEGRATORS AND DISCRETE DIFFERENTIAL develop a structure-preserving discretization of the Lagrangian framework for electromagnetism, combining) and remains one of the most successful numerical meth- ods used in the field of computational electromagnetics

Desbrun, Mathieu

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Two-phase flow studies  

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The two-phase flow program is directed at understanding the hydrodynamics of two-phase flows. The two-phase flow regime is characterized by a series of flow patterns that are designated as bubble, slug, churn, and annular flow. Churn flow has received very little scientific attention. This lack of attention cannot be justified because calculations predict that the churn flow pattern will exist over a substantial portion of the two-phase flow zone in producing geothermal wells. The University of Houston is experimentally investigating the dynamics of churn flow and is measuring the holdup over the full range of flow space for which churn flow exists. These experiments are being conducted in an air/water vertical two-phase flow loop. Brown University has constructed and is operating a unique two-phase flow research facility specifically designed to address flow problems of relevance to the geothermal industry. An important feature of the facility is that it is dedicated to two-phase flow of a single substance (including evaporation and condensation) as opposed to the case of a two-component two-phase flow. This facility can be operated with horizontal or vertical test sections of constant diameter or with step changes in diameter to simulate a geothermal well profile.

Hanold, R.J.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Evaluation of flow hood measurements for residential register flows  

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Flow measurement at residential registers using flow hoods is becoming more common. These measurements are used to determine if the HVAC system is providing adequate comfort, appropriate flow over heat exchangers and in estimates of system energy losses. These HVAC system performance metrics are determined by using register measurements to find out if individual rooms are getting the correct airflow, and in estimates of total air handler flow and duct air leakage. The work discussed in this paper shows that commercially available flow hoods are poor at measuring flows in residential systems. There is also evidence in this and other studies that flow hoods can have significant errors even when used on the non-residential systems they were originally developed for. The measurement uncertainties arise from poor calibrations and the sensitivity of exiting flow hoods to non-uniformity of flows entering the device. The errors are usually large--on the order of 20% of measured flow, which is unacceptably high for most applications. Active flow hoods that have flow measurement devices that are insensitive to the entering airflow pattern were found to be clearly superior to commercially available flow hoods. In addition, it is clear that current calibration procedures for flow hoods may not take into account any field application problems and a new flow hood measurement standard should be developed to address this issue.

Walker, I.S.; Wray, C.P.; Dickerhoff, D.J.; Sherman, M.H.

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Variational Principles for Scattering Processes. I  

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A systematic treatment is presented of the application of variational principles to the quantum theory of scattering.Starting from the time-dependent theory, a pair of variational principles is provided for the approximate calculation of the unitary (collision) operator that describes the connection between the initial and final states of the system. An equivalent formulation of the theory is obtained by expressing the collision operator in terms of an Hermitian (reaction) operator; variational principles for the reaction operator follow. The time-independent theory, including variational principles for the operators now used to describe transitions, emerges from the time-dependent theory by restricting the discusson to stationary states. Specialization to the case of scattering by a central force field establishes the connection with the conventional phase shift analysis and results in a variational principle for the phase shift.As an illustration, the results of Fermi and Breit on the scattering of slow neutrons by bound protons are deduced by variational methods.

B. A. Lippmann and Julian Schwinger

1950-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the reactive flow field dynamics in a gas turbine injector using high frequency PIV  

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The present work details the analysis of the aerodynamics of an experimental swirl stabilized burner representative of gas turbine combustors. This analysis is carried out using High Frequency PIV (HFPIV) measurements in a reactive situation. While this information is usually available at a rather low rate, temporally resolved PIV measurements are necessary to better understand highly turbulent swirled flows, which are unsteady by nature. Thanks to recent technical improvements, a PIV system working at 12 kHz has been developed to study this experimental combustor flow field. Statistical quantities of the burner are first obtained and analyzed, and the measurement quality is checked, then a temporal analysis of the velocity field is carried out, indicating that large coherent structures periodically appear in the combustion chamber. The frequency of these structures is very close to the quarter wave mode of the chamber, giving a possible explanation for combustion instability coupling.

Barbosa, Sverine; Ducruix, Sbastien

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Electrocapturing flow cell  

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A flow cell for electrophoretically-assisted capturing analytes from a flow. The flow cell includes a specimen chamber, a first membrane, a second membrane, a first electrode chamber, and a second electrode chamber. The specimen chamber may have a sample inlet and a sample outlet. A first portion of the first membrane may be coupled to a first portion of the specimen chamber. A first portion of the second membrane may be coupled to a second portion of the specimen chamber. The first electrode chamber may be configured to accept a charge. A portion of the first electrode chamber may be coupled to a second portion of the first membrane. A second electrode chamber may be configured to accept an opposite charge. A portion of the second electrode chamber may be coupled to a second portion of the second membrane.

Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA)

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

278

Workshop on hypersonic flow  

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An overview is given of research activity on the application of computational fluid dynamics (CDF) for hypersonic propulsion systems. After the initial consideration of the highly integrated nature of air-breathing hypersonic engines and airframe, attention is directed toward computations carried out for the components of the engine. A generic inlet configuration is considered in order to demonstrate the highly three dimensional viscous flow behavior occurring within rectangular inlets. Reacting flow computations for simple jet injection as well as for more complex combustion chambers are then discussed in order to show the capability of viscous finite rate chemical reaction computer simulations. Finally, the nozzle flow fields are demonstrated, showing the existence of complex shear layers and shock structure in the exhaust plume. The general issues associated with code validation as well as the specific issue associated with the use of CFD for design are discussed. A prognosis for the success of CFD in the design of future propulsion systems is offered.

Povinelli, L.A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

An Energy Principle for Ideal MHD Equilibria with Flows  

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In the standard ideal MHD energy principle for equilibria with no flows, the stability criterion, which is the defi niteness of the perturbed potential energy, is usually constructed from the linearized equation of motion. Equivalently while more straightforwardly, it can also be obtained from the second variation of the Hamiltonian calculated with proper constraints. For equilibria with flows, a stability criterion was proposed from the linearized equation of motion, but not explained as an energy principle1. In this paper, the second variation of the Hamiltonian is found to provide a stability criterion equivalent to, while more straightforward than, what was constructed from the linearized equation of motion. To calculate the variations of the Hamiltonian, a complete set of constraints on the dynamics of the perturbations is derived from the Euler-Poincare structure of the ideal MHD. In addition, a previous calculation of the second variation of the Hamiltonian was claimed to give a different stability criterion2, and in this paper we argue such a claim is incorrect.

Yao Zhou and Hong Qin

2013-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiphase cooling flows  

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I discuss the multiphase nature of the intracluster medium whose neglect can lead to overestimates of the baryon fraction of clusters by up to a factor of two. The multiphase form of the cooling flow equations are derived and reduced to a simple form for a wide class of self-similar density distributions. It is shown that steady-state cooling flows are \\emph{not} consistent with all possible emissivity profiles which can therefore be used as a test of the theory. In combination, they provide strong constraints on the mass distribution within the cooling radius.

Peter A. Thomas

1996-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery of Photospheric Calcium Line Strength Variations in the DAZd White Dwarf G29-38  

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Metals in the photospheres of white dwarfs with Teff between 12,000 and 25,000 K should gravitationally settle out of these atmospheres in 1-2 weeks. Temporal variations in the line strengths of these metals could provide a direct measurement of episodic metal accretion. Using archival VLT and Keck spectroscopy, we find evidence that the DAZd white dwarf G29-38 shows significant changes in its Ca II K line strength. At the two best-observed epochs, we find that the Ca line equivalent width (EW) = 165 +- 4 mA (in 1996.885) and 280 +- 8 mA (in 1999.653), which is an increase of 70%. We consider the effect that pulsation has on the Ca EWs for this known variable star, and find that it adds an error of < 1 mA to these measurements. Calcium line strengths at other observational epochs support variations with timescales as short as two weeks. These Ca EW variations indicate that the metal accretion process in G29-38, presumably from its debris disk, is episodic on timescales of a few weeks or less, and thus the accretion is not dominated by Poynting-Robertson drag from an optically thin, continuous disk, which has a timescale of ~1 year.

Ted von Hippel; Susan E. Thompson

2007-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of laser pulse shape variations on the adiabat of NIF capsule implosions  

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Indirectly driven capsule implosions on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [Moses et al., Phys. Plasmas 16, 041006 (2009)] are being performed with the goal of compressing a layer of cryogenic deuterium-tritium (DT) fuel to a sufficiently high areal density (?R) to sustain the self-propagating burn wave that is required for fusion power gain greater than unity. These implosions are driven with a temporally shaped laser pulse that is carefully tailored to keep the DT fuel on a low adiabat (ratio of fuel pressure to the Fermi degenerate pressure). In this report, the impact of variations in the laser pulse shape (both intentionally and unintentionally imposed) on the in-flight implosion adiabat is examined by comparing the measured shot-to-shot variations in ?R from a large ensemble of DT-layered ignition target implosions on NIF spanning a two-year period. A strong sensitivity to variations in the early-time, low-power foot of the laser pulse is observed. It is shown that very small deviations (?0.1% of the total pulse energy) in the first 2 ns of the laser pulse can decrease the measured ?R by 50%.

Robey, H. F.; MacGowan, B. J.; Landen, O. L.; LaFortune, K. N.; Widmayer, C.; Celliers, P. M.; Moody, J. D.; Ross, J. S.; Ralph, J.; LePape, S.; Berzak Hopkins, L. F.; Spears, B. K.; Haan, S. W.; Clark, D.; Lindl, J. D.; Edwards, M. J. [LLNL, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [LLNL, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal-hydraulic and structural considerations on the gap variation between fuel bundle and hexcan  

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One of the safety concerns in reactor operation is the temperature of the fuel elements, which are contained in a hexagonal duct, referred to as the hexcan. There are gaps between the fuel bundle and the hexcan, and the gaps somewhat affect thermal-hydraulic behavior of the fuel element. This paper investigates the impact of gap variations on the thermal-hydraulic responses of the fuel element as well as the possibility of fuel bundle and hexcan interaction. The gap variation between hex duct and fuel bundle is caused by differential thermal expansion, creep strain, and irradiation-induced swelling of fuel-cladding and hex duct, and it is a function of fuel burnup. The effects of gap variations on the thermal-hydraulic responses of typical driver subassemblies in the Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II) are investigated. A structural analysis was performed to predict the in-reactor deformation behavior of fuel bundle and hex duct, and followed by a thermal-hydraulic analysis to determine the flow and temperature response due to gap changes. The effects of geometry variation on the thermal-hydraulic response are discussed. The study indicates that the effect of gap variation should not be ignored for subassembly designs.

Chang, L.K.; Lee, M.J.; Ku, J.Y.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal-hydraulic and structural considerations on the gap variation between fuel bundle and hexcan  

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One of the safety concerns in reactor operation is the temperature of the fuel elements, which are contained in a hexagonal duct, referred to as the hexcan. There are gaps between the fuel bundle and the hexcan, and the gaps somewhat affect thermal-hydraulic behavior of the fuel element. This paper investigates the impact of gap variations on the thermal-hydraulic responses of the fuel element as well as the possibility of fuel bundle and hexcan interaction. The gap variation between hex duct and fuel bundle is caused by differential thermal expansion, creep strain, and irradiation-induced swelling of fuel-cladding and hex duct, and it is a function of fuel burnup. The effects of gap variations on the thermal-hydraulic responses of typical driver subassemblies in the Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II) are investigated. A structural analysis was performed to predict the in-reactor deformation behavior of fuel bundle and hex duct, and followed by a thermal-hydraulic analysis to determine the flow and temperature response due to gap changes. The effects of geometry variation on the thermal-hydraulic response are discussed. The study indicates that the effect of gap variation should not be ignored for subassembly designs.

Chang, L.K.; Lee, M.J.; Ku, J.Y.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Effect of flow leakage on the benchmarking of FLOWTRAN with Mark-22 mockup flow excursion test data from Babcock and Wilcox  

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This report presents a revised analysis of the Babcock and Wilcox (B and W) downflow flow excursion tests that accounts for leakage between flow channels in the test assembly. Leak rates were estimated by comparing results from the downflow tests with those for upflow tests conducted using an identical assembly with some minor modifications. The upflow test assembly did not contain leaks. This revised analyses shows that FLOWTRAN with the SRS working criterion conservatively predicts onset of flow instability without using a local peaking factor to model heat transfer variations near the ribs.

Chen, Kuo-Fu.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Doppler-shifted fluorescence imaging of velocity fields in supersonic reacting flows  

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The application of Doppler-shifted fluorescence imaging of velocity fields in supersonic reacting flows is analyzed. Focussing on fluorescence of the OH molecule in typical H2-air Scramjet flows, the effects of uncharacterized variations in temperature, pressure, and collisional partner composition across the measurement plane are examined. Detailed measurements of the (1,0) band OH lineshape variations in H2-air combustions are used, along with single-pulse and time-averaged measurements of an excimer-pumped dye laser, to predict the performance of a model velocimeter with typical Scramjet flow properties. The analysis demonstrates the need for modification and control of the laser bandshape in order to permit accurate velocity measurements in the presence of multivariant flow properties. 13 refs.

Allen, M.G.; Davis, S.J.; Kessler, W.J.; Sonnenfroh, D.M. (Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, MA (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of vortex generators effects on low Reynolds number airfoils in turbulent flow  

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In the present work, we study the aerodynamic effects of triangular vortex generators, as passive flow control devices, placed on the upper surface of an airfoil submitted to a low Reynolds number turbulent flow. In the experiments, different configurations of those devices have been studied. An Eppler 387 airfoil was used. The tests were performed in a turbulent boundary layer wind tunnel using a two component aerodynamic balance and flow visualisation systems. Turbulent flow characterisation was made by means of hot wire anemometry. Calculations of local turbulent intensity as well as temporal and spatial turbulent scales were made. Vortex generators were located at 10% and 20% of the airfoil chord from the leading edge, modifying its angle of incidence refereed to the free stream. The results show changes in the aerodynamic section coefficients, C1, Cd and C1, for the different vortex generator configurations. Neither hysteresis effects, nor leading edge bubbles were found in the experiments.

Juan Sebastián Delnero; Julio Marañon Di Leo; Mauricio Ezequiel Camocardi; Mariano A. Martinez; Jorge L. Colman Lerner

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow-field dynamics during droplet formation by dripping in hydrodynamic-focusing microfluidics  

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Using microscopic particle image velocimetry, we examine the flow field around an oil droplet as it is formed by hydrodynamic focusing in an aqueous solution using a pressure-driven cross-channel microfluidic device. By detecting the temporal dependence of the instantaneous flow fields of the continuous phase in the dripping regime, we show that shear is not the primary mechanism that initiates droplet formation in our low flow rate and moderate capillary number experimental conditions. Instead, the advancing finger of oil partially and temporarily plugs the outlet channel, creating a pressure difference that builds up and is released when water from the side channels pushes the tip of the finger into the outlet channel, thereby facilitating the birth of the droplet by interfacial pinch-off that is primarily initiated by an extensional flow.

D. Funfschilling; H. Debas; H.-Z. Li; T. G. Mason

2009-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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AEO2011: World Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting  

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Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 142, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses million short tons. The data is broken down into steam coal exports to Europe, Asia and America. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO Coal flows countries EIA exporting importing Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011: World Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries- Reference Case (xls, 103.7 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Planetary heat flow measurements  

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...ESA's Rosetta mission towards comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It...Heat flow measurements on comets have a different motivation...penetrator is by no means limited to comets; it has also been tested in...measurement. Currently, a landing on Mercury within the framework...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

The Flow of Water  

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... for ice-covered streams become of very great importance wlieii a stream is required for hydroelectric power production. An appendix is attached of fifty - two well- selected problems relating ... The remaining chapters dealing with flow in pipes and channels and with centrifugal pumps and turbines call for no particular comment. It is of interest to find a chapter dealing ...

1927-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

292

ENERGY FLOWS CLIMATE CHANGE  

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absorption of solar radiation. #12;AEROSOLS AS SEEN FROM SPACE Fire plumes from southern Mexico transportedENERGY FLOWS FORCINGS CLIMATE CHANGE A REALLY TOUGH PROBLEM Stephen E. Schwartz, BNL, 7-20-11 www average temperature 15°C or 59°F #12;ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION Power per area Energy per time per area Unit

Schwartz, Stephen E.

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US energy flow, 1991  

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Trends in energy consumption and assessment of energy sources are discussed. Specific topics discussed include: energy flow charts; comparison of energy use with 1990 and earlier years; supply and demand of fossil fuels (oils, natural gas, coal); electrical supply and demand; and nuclear power.

Borg, I.Y.; Briggs, C.K.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computations of high-pressure steam flow in the turbine bypass valve  

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The objective of the present study is to investigate the steam flow behavior through the high-pressure turbine bypass valve. Efforts have mainly been directed at investigating the process of steam flow and property variations aforementioned bypass valve as well as to obtain correlations between the flow rate and the valve opening ratio. Modeling of the high-pressure turbulent steam flow was performed on a three-dimensional non-staggered grid system by employing the finite volume method and by solving the three-dimensional, turbulent, compressible Navier-Stokes, and energy equations. Through this research, numerous data have been acquired and analyzed. These efforts enable one to obtain a correlation data set for the valve opening versus flow rate coefficient of the valve. One of the significant accomplishments is to use the model presented here to further improve a design of a turbine bypass flow valve.

Amano, R.S.; Draxler, G.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Transient response of an industrial fin tube heat exchanger to flow variations  

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systems are usually classified as transient response or frequency response procedures that information yielded by one method is related to the other. They utilized this fact by using Fourier transformation theory to compute the frequency response...

Rana, Gopalji Motiram

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

296

Large-eddy simulation of flows over two-dimensional idealised street canyons with height variation  

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A series of large-eddy simulation (LES) models consisting of two-dimensional (2D) idealised street canyons with building height variability (BHV) are examined. Building blocks with two different heights are placed alternately in the computational domains, constructing repeated street canyons of building-height-to-street-width (aspect) ratio (AR) = 1, 0.5, 0.25 and 0.125 together with BHV = 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6. LES results show that the air exchange rate (ACH) increases with increasing aerodynamic resistance. Apart from AR, BHV is another factor affecting the aerodynamic resistance and thus the ACH. The (vertical) dispersion coefficient ?z of plume transport is also closely related to the aerodynamic resistance, suggesting that introducing BHV in urban areas could help improve the air quality.

Colman C.C. Wong; Chun-Ho Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral Current Density Variation in PEM Fuel Cells with Interdigitated Flow Fields.  

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??Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell is regarded as one of the most promising power systems for the future vehicles. When supplied with air and (more)

Luo, Song

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Temporal Coherence of Normal Modes in an Ocean Waveguide  

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The coherence time of acoustic signals is derived using coupled mode equation to the first order of sound speed perturbation squared. It is found that mode coupling induced by internal waves in a waveguide changes the temporal coherence of the acoustic field. For a typical shallow water environment numerical results show that the coherence time of acoustic field decreases as ?3/2 power of frequency and ?1/2 power of range at high frequencies in accord with experimental data. Ignoring the mode coupling the coherence time of acoustic field decreases as ?1 power of frequency and ?1/2 power of range same as that predicted for acoustic rays.

T. C. Yang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Self-Organized Network Flows  

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A model for traffic flow in street networks or material flows in supply networks is presented, that takes into account the conservation of cars or materials and other significant features of traffic flows such as jam formation, spillovers, and load-dependent transportation times. Furthermore, conflicts or coordination problems of intersecting or merging flows are considered as well. Making assumptions regarding the permeability of the intersection as a function of the conflicting flows and the queue lengths, we find self-organized oscillations in the flows similar to the operation of traffic lights.

Helbing, D; Lmmer, S; Helbing, Dirk; Siegmeier, Jan; L\\"{a}mmer, Stefan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control Group Variation in the Janus Studies  

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Group Variation in the Janus Studies Group Variation in the Janus Studies Benjamin Haley 1 , William Liu 1 , Mary J. Kwasny 2 , Tatjana Paunesku 1 , Gayle Woloschak 1 1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 2. Department of Preventative Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 Data from historical radiobiological mega-studies is being migrated online to enable open access to the results of these studies. The availability of these large data sets offers the possibility of merging the results of multiple studies for meta-analysis. However, researchers must overcome several hurdles in order to analyze data from disparate radiobiology studies. Variations in animal treatment, autopsy methods, and nomenclature must be accounted for before developing

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Control Group Variation in the Janus Studies  

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Control Group Variation in the Janus Studies Control Group Variation in the Janus Studies Benjamin Haley Northwestern University Abstract Data from historical radiobiological mega-studies is being migrated online to enable open access to the results of these studies. The availability of these large data sets offers the possibility of merging the results of multiple studies for meta-analysis. However, researchers must overcome several hurdles in order to analyze data from disparate radiobiology studies. Variations in animal treatment, autopsy methods, and nomenclature must be accounted for before developing new conclusions from merged studies. This work focuses on differences in animal treatment between studies in the Janus radiobiology experiments. The Janus Studies data sets include coded necropsy results for more than 40,000 mice divided between 12 studies. We

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Variational description of the nuclear free energy  

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By means of a variational calculation, we place an upper bound on the finite-temperature free energy for nuclear systems which can be described by pseudospin Hamiltonians. The trial states are irreducible permutation invariant Gibbs states. The best trial state is the one which minimizes the free energy operator. We compare the upper bound with the numerically computed free energy for the Meshkov-Glick-Lipkin Hamiltonian for various values of nucleon number N and nuclear interaction strength V. For large N and/or ?(=1kT) the best trial Gibbs state becomes a good approximation to the actual density operator. Somewhat surprisingly, the variational approach reveals the presence of a second order thermodynamic phase transition much more clearly than the numerical computation does, even though the former is only an approximation to the latter.NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Finite-temperature free energy, pseudospin Hamiltonian, variational description and phase transitions, atomic coherent states.

Da Hsuan Feng; Robert Gilmore; L. M. Narducci

1979-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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inria-00000007,version2-9May2005 Temporal and Spatial Data Mining with Second-Order Hidden Markov  

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inria-00000007,version2-9May2005 Temporal and Spatial Data Mining with Second-Order Hidden Markov- formation extraction from spatial and temporal data by means of an unsupervised classification. We use of images in which we look for spatial and temporal dependencies. The temporal segmentation of the data

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Processing of Natural Temporal Stimuli by Macaque Retinal Ganglion Cells  

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, Germany, and 4State University of New York College of Optometry, New York, New York 10036 This study typically northern European and the other a flower show. The performance of the cells was evaluated signals contained more power than those of MC cells. Response variation between individual ganglion cells

Field, David

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Extracting Temporal Signatures for Comprehending Systems Biology Models  

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, with capabilities to model complex systems including cell division, stress response, energy metabolism multi-variate time series data, where the signatures are composed of ordinal comparisons between time]: Data mining; I.5.2 [Design Methodology]: Feature evaluation and selection General Terms Algorithms

Ramakrishnan, Naren

306

Temporal coding of species recognition signals in an electric fish  

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...VARIATION OF ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCHARGE (EOD) FREQUENCY ELICITED BY CONTROLLED ELECTRIC...wave-form of the electric organ discharge (EOD) (Fig. lA)-is fixed by the anato-my...varies with social context (Fig. 1B). The EOD's are diverse among coexisting mormyrids...

CD Hopkins; AH Bass

1981-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting epidemic risk from past temporal contact data  

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Understanding how epidemics spread in a system is a crucial step to prevent and control outbreaks, with broad implications on the system's functioning, health, and associated epidemic costs. This can be achieved by identifying the elements at higher risk of infection and implementing targeted surveillance and control measures. One important ingredient to consider is the pattern of disease-transmission contacts among the elements, however lack of data or possible delays in providing updated records may hinder its use, especially for time-varying patterns. Here we explore to what extent it is possible to use past temporal data of a system's pattern of contacts to predict the risk of infection of its elements during an emerging outbreak, in absence of updated data. We focus on two real-world temporal systems; a livestock displacements trade network among animal holdings, and a network of sexual encounters in high-end prostitution. We define the node's loyalty as a local measure of the tendency to maintain contac...

Valdano, Eugenio; Giovannini, Armando; Palma, Diana; Savini, Lara; Colizza, Vittoria

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory on excitations of drift Alfvn waves by energetic particles. I. Variational formulation  

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A unified theoretical framework is presented for analyzing various branches of drift Alfvn waves and describing their linear and nonlinear behaviors, covering a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Nonlinear gyrokinetic quasineutrality condition and vorticity equation, derived for drift Alfvn waves excited by energetic particles in fusion plasmas, are cast in integral form, which is generally variational in the linear limit; and the corresponding gyrokinetic energy principle is obtained. Well known forms of the kinetic energy principle are readily recovered from this general formulation. Furthermore, it is possible to demonstrate that the general fishbone like dispersion relation, obtained within the present theoretical framework, provides a unified description of drift Alfvn waves excited by energetic particles as either Alfvn eigenmodes or energetic particle modes. The advantage of the present approach stands in its capability of extracting underlying linear and nonlinear physics as well as spatial and temporal scales of the considered fluctuation spectrum. For these reasons, this unified theoretical framework can help understanding experimental observations as well as numerical simulation and analytic results with different levels of approximation. Examples and applications are given in Paper II [F. Zonca and L. Chen, Theory on excitations of drift Alfvn waves by energetic particles. II. The general fishbone-like dispersion relation, Phys. Plasmas 21, 072121 (2014)].

Zonca, Fulvio, E-mail: fulvio.zonca@enea.it [ENEA C. R. Frascati, Via E. Fermi 45, CP 65-00044 Frascati (Italy); Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation and Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Chen, Liu [Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation and Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-4575 (United States)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

309

flow_loop.indd  

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FLOW ASSURANCE TEST LOOP FLOW ASSURANCE TEST LOOP Objective O ver a decade ago, RMOTC began cooperatively building a full-scale facility to test new fl ow assurance technology, mainly in the areas of hydrates and paraffi ns. Today, RMOTC's test facility consists of fi ve individual loop sections, including chilling and heated pipe-in-pipe water sections, bare lines, and a mixing section. The facility was designed to represent typical deepwater production systems in order to simulate full-scale tests and apply the results to fl ow assurance fi eld applications and technology. The current facility design consists of a 6" x 3,600 maximum allowable operating pressure test pipeline in fi ve separate loops. The test loops begin and ter- minate at a central location just north

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Structural power flow measurement  

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Previous investigations of structural power flow through beam-like structures resulted in some unexplained anomalies in the calculated data. In order to develop structural power flow measurement as a viable technique for machine tool design, the causes of these anomalies needed to be found. Once found, techniques for eliminating the errors could be developed. Error sources were found in the experimental apparatus itself as well as in the instrumentation. Although flexural waves are the carriers of power in the experimental apparatus, at some frequencies longitudinal waves were excited which were picked up by the accelerometers and altered power measurements. Errors were found in the phase and gain response of the sensors and amplifiers used for measurement. A transfer function correction technique was employed to compensate for these instrumentation errors.

Falter, K.J.; Keltie, R.F.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Modeling Turbulent Flow  

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Turbulent Turbulent Flow with Implicit LES L.G. Margolin 1 Proceedings of the Joint Russian-American Five Laboratory Conference on Computational Mathematics/Physics 19-23 June, 2005 Vienna, Austria 1 Applied Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, len@lanl.gov 1 Abstract Implicit large eddy simulation (ILES) is a methodology for modeling high Reynolds' num- ber flows that combines computational efficiency and ease of implementation with predictive calculations and flexible application. Although ILES has been used for more than fifteen years, it is only recently that significant effort has gone into providing a physical rationale that speaks to its capabilities and its limitations. In this talk, we will present new theoret- ical results aimed toward building a justification and discuss some remaining gaps in our understanding and our practical

312

Neutrino Factory Mercury Flow Loop  

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Neutrino Factory Mercury Flow Loop V. GravesV. Graves C. Caldwell IDS-NF Videoconference March 9, 2010 #12;Flow Loop Review · 1 cm dia nozzle, 20 m/s jet requires 1.57 liter/sec mercury flow (94 2 liter/min 24 9 gpm)mercury flow (94.2 liter/min, 24.9 gpm). · MERIT experiment showed that a pump

McDonald, Kirk

313

Variational iteration method-Some recent results and new interpretations  

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This paper is an elementary introduction to the concepts of variational iteration method. First, the main concepts in variational iteration method, such as general Lagrange multiplier, restricted variation, correction functional, are explained heuristically. ... Keywords: 34A34, 34B15, 34C15, 35A15, Nonlinear equations, Variational iteration method

Ji-Huan He

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Orifice flow measurement uncertainty  

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A computer program is now available from Union Carbide that evaluates the total flow uncertainty of orifice flowmeter systems. Tolerance values for every component in the system and the sensitivity of the measured flowrate to each component can be established using historical data and published hardware specifications. Knowing the tolerance and sensitivity values, a total measurement uncertainty can be estimated with a 95% confidence level. This computer program provides a powerful design tool to ensure correct component matching and total metering system optimization.

Samples, C.R.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convective heat flow probe  

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A convective heat flow probe device is provided which measures heat flow and fluid flow magnitude in the formation surrounding a borehole. The probe comprises an elongate housing adapted to be lowered down into the borehole; a plurality of heaters extending along the probe for heating the formation surrounding the borehole; a plurality of temperature sensors arranged around the periphery of the probe for measuring the temperature of the surrounding formation after heating thereof by the heater elements. The temperature sensors and heater elements are mounted in a plurality of separate heater pads which are supported by the housing and which are adapted to be radially expanded into firm engagement with the walls of the borehole. The heat supplied by the heater elements and the temperatures measured by the temperature sensors are monitored and used in providing the desired measurements. The outer peripheral surfaces of the heater pads are configured as segments of a cylinder and form a full cylinder when taken together. A plurality of temperature sensors are located on each pad so as to extend along the length and across the width thereof, with a heating element being located in each pad beneath the temperature sensors. An expansion mechanism driven by a clamping motor provides expansion and retraction of the heater pads and expandable packet-type seals are provided along the probe above and below the heater pads.

Dunn, J.C.; Hardee, H.C.; Striker, R.P.

1984-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Investigations of Magnetohydrodynamic Hypersonic Flows.  

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??Numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) hypersonic flow are presented for both laminar and turbulent flow over a cylinder and flow entering a scramjet inlet. ANSYS (more)

Guarendi, Andrew N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Minimizing control variation in nonlinear optimal control  

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In any real system, changing the control signal from one value to another will usually cause wear and tear on the system's actuators. Thus, when designing a control law, it is important to consider not just predicted system performance, but also the ... Keywords: Constrained optimal control, Nonlinear optimization, Optimal control computation, Total variation

Ryan Loxton; Qun Lin; Kok Lay Teo

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

SHORT TIMESCALE VARIATIONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF ANTARES A  

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We analyze three years of high-resolution spectroscopic data and find radial velocity variations with a characteristic timescale of 100 6 days that are nearly sinusoidal. Simultaneous variations in line-depth ratios imply temperature variations of up to 100 K. No photometric variation is seen on a 100 day timescale. The timescale of the variation and its resonant nature suggest solar-like oscillations driven by large-scale convection.

Pugh, T.; Gray, David F., E-mail: tpugh@uwo.ca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western University, London, ON (Canada)

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analyze temporal dynamics Sample Search...  

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system from observed temporal data? The goals of the workshop were... decade, many power- ful data mining techniques have been developed to analyze ... Source: Ramakrishnan,...

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Estimation of Parameterized Spatio-Temporal Dynamic Models Ke Xu and Christopher K. Wikle  

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Estimation of Parameterized Spatio-Temporal Dynamic Models Ke Xu and Christopher K. Wikle: Christopher K. Wikle, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, 146 Math Science Building, Columbia

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The Importance of High Temporal Resolution in Modeling Renewable Energy Penetration Scenarios  

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differences. Keywords: Wind power integration, temporal-the particular wind energy integration challenges can bePlanning of the Grid Integration of Wind Energy in Germany

Nicolosi, Marco

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

High-frequency enhancement by an optical system for superresolution of temporally restricted objects  

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A system for superresolution of temporally restricted objects allows one to transmit ultrawideband optical signals (objects) through a narrow aperture. Such a system was proposed,...

Mendlovic, David; Farkas, David; Zalevsky, Zeev; Lohmann, Adolf W

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incoherent-light temporal stretching of high-speed intensity waveforms  

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We propose and demonstrate experimentally the first incoherent-light scheme for temporal imaging (magnification) of intensity waveforms. The scheme is based on a time-domain equivalent...

Li, Bo; Azaa, Jos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

A Database and Meta-Analysis of Ecological Responses to Flow in the South Atlantic Region  

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Generalized and quantitative relationships between flow and ecology are pivotal to developing environmental flow standards based on socially acceptable ecological conditions. Informing management at regional scales requires compiling sufficient hydrologic and ecological sources of information, identifying information gaps, and creating a framework for hypothesis development and testing. We compiled studies of empirical and theoretical relationships between flow and ecology in the South Atlantic region (SAR) of the United States to evaluate their utility for the development of environmental flow standards. Using database searches, internet searches, and agency contacts, we gathered 186 sources of information that provided a qualitative or quantitative relationship between flow and ecology within states encompassing the SAR. A total of 109 of the 186 sources had sufficient information to support quantitative analyses. Ecological responses to natural changes in flow magnitude, frequency, and duration were highly variable regardless of the direction and magnitude of changes in flow. In contrast, the majority of ecological responses to anthropogenic-induced flow alterations were negative. Fish consistently showed negative responses to anthropogenic flow alterations whereas other ecological groups showed somewhat variable responses (e.g. macroinvertebrates and riparian vegetation) and even positive responses (e.g. algae). Fish and organic matter had sufficient sample sizes to stratify natural flow-ecology relationships by specific flow categories (e.g. high flow, baseflows) or by region (e.g. coastal plain, uplands). After stratifying relationships, we found that significant correlations existed between changes in natural flow and ecological responses. In addition, a regression tree explained 57% of the variation in fish responses to anthropogenic and natural changes in flow. Because of some ambiguity in interpreting the directionality in ecological responses, we utilized ecological gains or losses, where each represents a benefit or reduction to ecosystem services, respectively. Variables explained 49% of the variation in ecological gains and losses for all ecological groups combined. Altogether, our results suggested that the source of flow change and the ecological group of interest played primary roles in determining the direction and magnitude of ecological responses. Furthermore, our results suggest that developing broadly generalized relationships between ecology and changes in flow at a regional scale is unlikely unless relationships are placed within meaningful contexts, such as environmental flow components or by geomorphic setting.

McManamay, Ryan A [ORNL; Orth, Dr. Donald J [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Davis, Dr, Mary [Southeastern Aquatic Resources Partnership; Kauffman, John [John Kauffman LLC.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Attractor Flows from Defect Lines  

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Deforming a two dimensional conformal field theory on one side of a trivial defect line gives rise to a defect separating the original theory from its deformation. The Casimir force between these defects and other defect lines or boundaries is used to construct flows on bulk moduli spaces of CFTs. It turns out, that these flows are constant reparametrizations of gradient flows of the g-functions of the chosen defect or boundary condition. The special flows associated to supersymmetric boundary conditions in N=(2,2) superconformal field theories agree with the attractor flows studied in the context of black holes in N=2 supergravity.

Ilka Brunner; Daniel Roggenkamp

2010-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

326

Leakage-flow-induced vibration of a tube-in-tube slip joint. [LMFBR  

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The susceptibility of a cantilevered tube conveying water to self-excitation by leakage flow through a slip joint is assessed experimentally. The slip joint is formed by inserting a smaller, rigid tube into the free end of the cantilevered tube. Variations of the slip joint annular gaps and engagement lengths are tested, and several mechanisms for self-excitation are described.

Mulcahy, T.M.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Flow Past a Sphere and a Prolate Spheroid at Low Reynolds Numbers  

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thoroughly. The first part of this work is to investigate variations of the flow past a sphere occurring with increasing Reynolds number up to 400. The code used in this thesis is OpenFOAM which is an open source package providing a solver based...

Zhang, Youfeng

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

328

Utilizing Distributed Temperature Sensors in Predicting Flow Rates in Multilateral Wells  

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and pressure data to determine the flow rate in real time out of a multilateral well. Temperature and pressure changes are harder to predict in horizontal laterals compared with vertical wells because of the lack of variation in elevation and geothermal...

Al Mulla, Jassim Mohammed A.

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

329

Analysis of cross-flow mixed convection with applications to building heat transfer  

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A numerical simulation model has been developed for partial enclosure with restricted inlet and outlet simulating the building fluid flow and heat transfer scenario. Computed results are presented for a number of geometric configurations over a wide range of Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers and validated with available experimental data. The physical processes were modeled by solving equations for the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy with appropriate boundary conditions. The properties of the fluid were assumed to remain approximately constant over the range of operation and the buoyancy was incorporated using the Boussinesq approximation. The k-{var_epsilon} model was used for the simulation of turbulence. The computed results included the local velocity and temperature and the variation of local heat transfer coefficient along the heated side wall. Computed results showed excellent agreement with experimental data. The flow pattern within the enclosure was found to be quite complex in nature and consisted of a core flow due to forced convection near the central region of the enclosure and strong buoyancy induced flow near the heated side walls. It was found that as the flow rate through the enclosure increased, the enhancement of heat transfer above that for natural convection alone, also increased. The variation of the local heat transfer coefficient over the heated surface was found to be strongly affected by the recirculation of portions of the forced flow within the enclosure as well as the impingement to or separation of flow from the side walls in some regions.

Gao, S.; Rahman, M.M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL-5268E An Examination of Temporal Trends  

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68E 68E An Examination of Temporal Trends in Electricity Reliability Based on Reports from U.S. Electric Utilities Joseph H. Eto, Kristina Hamachi LaCommare, Peter Larsen, Annika Todd, and Emily Fisher January 2012 The work described in this report was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or

331

UZ Flow Models and Submodels  

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The purpose of this report is to document the unsaturated zone (UZ) flow models and submodels, as well as the flow fields that have been generated using the UZ flow model(s) of Yucca Mountain, Nevada. In this report, the term ''UZ model'' refers to the UZ flow model and the several submodels, which include tracer transport, temperature or ambient geothermal, pneumatic or gas flow, and geochemistry (chloride, calcite, and strontium) submodels. The term UZ flow model refers to the three-dimensional models used for calibration and simulation of UZ flow fields. This work was planned in the ''Technical Work Plan (TWP) for: Unsaturated Zone Flow Analysis and Model Report Integration'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169654], Section 1.2.7). The table of included Features, Events, and Processes (FEPs), Table 6.2-11, is different from the list of included FEPs assigned to this report in the ''Technical Work Plan for: Unsaturated Zone Flow Analysis and Model Report Integration'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169654], Table 2.1.5-1), as discussed in Section 6.2.6. The UZ model has revised, updated, and enhanced the previous UZ model (BSC 2001 [DIRS 158726]) by incorporating the repository design with new grids, recalibration of property sets, and more comprehensive validation effort. The flow fields describe fracture-fracture, matrix-matrix, and fracture-matrix liquid flow rates, and their spatial distributions as well as moisture conditions in the UZ system. These three-dimensional UZ flow fields are used directly by Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA). The model and submodels evaluate important hydrogeologic processes in the UZ as well as geochemistry and geothermal conditions. These provide the necessary framework to test hypotheses of flow and transport at different scales, and predict flow and transport behavior under a variety of climatic conditions. In addition, the limitations of the UZ model are discussed in Section 8.11.

Y. Wu

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Variations on the theme of Michel Henon's Isochrone  

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A variation of Newton's method of mapping Kepler's orbits into orbits in the simple harmonic oscillator is shown to give Henon's Isochrone. The statistical mechanics of a micro-canonical ensemble of isochrone oscillators shows that the temperature reaches a maximum as a function of the energy and then declines to zero at the escape energy. In that declining region adding heat (energy) decreases the temperature, as occurs in star clusters. We then define the internal temperature of an ensemble of binary stars all at the same (negative) energy and show that they too get cooler when heated and hotter when cooled. When the internal temperature of a binary is less that the temperature of the stars it interacts with, then on average heat will flow into it, making it less bound and of still lower temperature. Conversely hard binaries have higher internal temperatures than the local stars, so they lose energy and become hotter and yet more strongly bound, a process invoked by Michel Henon in his explanation of star-c...

Lynden-Bell, D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global analysis of population structure, spatial and temporal dynamics of genetic diversity, and evolutionary lineages of Iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae)  

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Abstract Thrips-transmitted Iris yellow spot virus is an economically important viral pathogen of Allium crops worldwide. A global analysis of known IYSV nucleocapsid gene (N gene) sequences was carried out to determine the comparative population structure, spatial and temporal dynamics with reference to its genetic diversity and evolution. A total of 98 complete N gene sequences (including 8 sequences reported in this study) available in GenBank and reported from 23 countries were characterized by in-silico RFLP analysis. Based on RFLP, 94% of the isolates could be grouped into NL or BR types while the rest belonged to neither group. The relative proportion of NL and BR types was 46% and 48%, respectively. A temporal shift in the IYSV genotypes with a greater incremental incidence of IYSVBR was found over IYSVNL before 2005 compared to after 2005. The virus population had at least one evolutionarily significant recombination event, involving IYSVBR and IYSVNL. Codon substitution studies did not identify any significant differences among the genotypes of IYSV. However, N gene codons were minimally positively selected, moderately negatively selected denoting the action of purifying selection, thus rejecting the theory of neutral mutation in IYSV population. However, one codon position (139) was found to be positively selected in all the genotypes. Population selection statistics in the IYSVBR, IYSVNL genotypes and in the population as a whole also revealed the action of purifying selection or population expansion, whereas \\{IYSVother\\} displayed a decrease in population size. Genetic differentiation studies showed inherent differentiation and infrequent gene flow between IYSVBR and IYSVNL genotypes corroborating the geographical confinement of these genotypes. Taken together the study suggests that the observed diversity in IYSV population and temporal shift in IYSVBR genotype is attributable to genetic recombination, abundance of purifying selection, insignificant positive selection and population expansion. Restricted gene flow between the two major IYSV genotypes further emphasizes the role of genetic drift in modeling the population architecture, evolutionary lineage and epidemiology of IYSV.

Romana Iftikhar; Shunmugiah V. Ramesh; Sudeep Bag; Muhammad Ashfaq; Hanu R. Pappu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat flow in the northern Basin and Range province | Open Energy  

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in the northern Basin and Range province in the northern Basin and Range province Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Heat flow in the northern Basin and Range province Abstract The heat flow in the Basin and Range province of northern Nevada is extremely complex. It is a product of superposition of the regional effects of extension and volcanism /intrusion modified by the local conductive effects of thermal refraction (complicated structural settings),variations in radioactive heat production, erosion and sedimentation. In addition to these conductive effects,groundwater flow, both on a local and a regional basis,affects heat-flow measurements. Typical heat -flow values for the Basin and Range province average 85 +/- 10 mWm-2. The higher estimates are

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Wavelet-based Adaptive Techniques Applied to Turbulent Hypersonic Scramjet Intake Flows  

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The simulation of hypersonic flows is computationally demanding due to large gradients of the flow variables caused by strong shock waves and thick boundary or shear layers. The resolution of those gradients imposes the use of extremely small cells in the respective regions. Taking turbulence into account intensives the variation in scales even more. Furthermore, hypersonic flows have been shown to be extremely grid sensitive. For the simulation of three-dimensional configurations of engineering applications, this results in a huge amount of cells and prohibitive computational time. Therefore, modern adaptive techniques can provide a gain with respect to computational costs and accuracy, allowing the generation of locally highly resolved flow regions where they are needed and retaining an otherwise smooth distribution. An h-adaptive technique based on wavelets is employed for the solution of hypersonic flows. The compressible Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes equations are solved using a differential Reynolds s...

Frauholz, Sarah; Reinartz, Birgit U; Mller, Siegfried; Behr, Marek

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Variational nodal transport methods with anisotropic scattering  

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The variational nodal method is generalized to treat within-group and group-to-group anisotropic scattering in two- and three-dimensional eigenvalue and fixed source problems. The resulting formalism is implemented as the VARIational Anisotropic Nodal Transport code (VARIANT) within the shell of the Argonne National Laboratory production code DIF3D. The code is applied to a series of Cartesian and hexagonal geometry model problems and the accuracy of the results compared to those from TWODANT and TWOHEX and to the Monte Carlo code VIM, respectively, in two and three dimensions. VARIANT is then applied to multigroup hexagonal representations of the Experimental Breeder Reactor II, and results are obtained for three-dimensional eigenvalue and for two-dimensional neutron-gamma heating problems.

Palmiotti, G. (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saint-Paul-les-Durance (France)); Carrico, C.B. (Argonne National Lab., Argonne, IL (United States)); Lewis, E.E. (Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

On seismic signatures of rapid variation  

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We present an improved model for an asteroseismic diagnostic contained in the frequency spacing of low-degree acoustic modes. By modelling in a realistic manner regions of rapid variation of dynamically relevant quantities, which we call acoustic glitches, we can derive signatures of the gross properties of those glitches. In particular, we are interested in measuring properties that are related to the helium ionization zones and to the rapid variation in the background state associated with the lower boundary of the convective envelope. The formula for the seismic diagnostic is tested against a sequence of theoretical models of the Sun, and is compared with seismic diagnostics published previously by Monteiro & Thompson (1998, 2005) and by Basu et al. (2004).

G. Houdek; D. O. Gough

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative study of laminar and turbulent flow model with different operating parameters for radio frequency-inductively coupled plasma torch working at 3??MHz frequency at atmospheric pressure  

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This paper provides 2D comparative study of results obtained using laminar and turbulent flow model for RF (radio frequency) Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) torch. The study was done for the RF-ICP torch operating at 50?kW DC power and 3?MHz frequency located at BARC. The numerical modeling for this RF-ICP torch is done using ANSYS software with the developed User Defined Function. A comparative study is done between laminar and turbulent flow model to investigate how temperature and flow fields change when using different operating conditions such as (a) swirl and no swirl velocity for sheath gas flow rate (b) variation in sheath gas flow rate and (c) variation in plasma gas flow rate. These studies will be useful for different material processing applications.

Sangeeta B. Punjabi; S. N. Sahasrabudhe; N. K. Joshi; H. A. Mangalvedekar; A. K. Das; D. C. Kothari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Mohair variation on the Angora goat  

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Porterfield of Data Processing, I am grateful for their assistance in the statistical analysis of experimental data. I extend a separate and special thanks to the student workers of the Wool and Mohair Laboratory for their excellent work and cooperation... producers. The goats were shorn each six months for three years. Lock length decreased and fiber diameter increased with age. The average clean yield showed little variation over the period of the test. It has been assumed that mohair and wool are quite...

Engdahl, Gilbert Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnosing spatial variation patterns in manufacturing processes  

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. Outline of the dissertation A class of signal processing methods, usually referred to as blind source separation methods (Cardoso, 1998; Haykin, 2000), appears to provide a more black- box approach to identifying un-modeled manufacturing variation... to describe a number of related signal processing problems in which there is an array of spatially distributed sensors, each of which picks up signals from a number of distinct, signal-emitting sources (Cardoso, 1998; Haykin, 2000). Applications include...

Lee, Ho Young

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Annular flow diverter valve  

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A valve for diverting flow from the center of two concentric tubes to the annulus between the tubes or, operating in the reverse direction, for mixing fluids from concentric tubes into a common tube and for controlling the volume ratio of said flow consists of a toroidal baffle disposed in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube downstream of a plurality of ports in the inner tube, a plurality of gates in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube attached to the baffle for movement therewith, a servomotor having a bullet-shaped plug on the downstream end thereof, and drive rods connecting the servomotor to the toroidal baffle, the servomotor thereby being adapted to move the baffle into mating engagement with the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates away from the ports in the inner tube and to move the baffle away from the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates to cover the ports in the inner tube.

Rider, Robert L. (Walkersville, MD)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Fluid flow monitoring device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flow meter and temperature measuring device are described comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips. 7 figures.

McKay, M.D.; Sweeney, C.E.; Spangler, B.S. Jr.

1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid flow monitoring device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flow meter and temperature measuring device comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips.

McKay, Mark D. (1426 Socastee Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841); Sweeney, Chad E. (3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907-3036); Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel (2715 Margate Dr., Augusta, GA 30909)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Blind seismic deconvolution using variational Bayesian method  

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Abstract Blind seismic deconvolution, which comprises seismic wavelet and reflectivity sequence, is a strongly ill-posed problem. The reflectivity sequence is modeled as a BernoulliGaussian (BG) process, depending on four parameters (noise variance, high and low reflector variances, and reflector density). These parameters need to be estimated from the seismic record, which is the convolution of the reflectivity sequence and the seismic wavelet. In this paper, we propose a variational Bayesian method for blind seismic deconvolution which can determine the reflectivity sequence and the seismic wavelet. The connection between variational Bayesian blind deconvolution and the minimization of the KullbackLeibler divergence of two probability distributions is also established. The gamma, beta distributions are used for the unknown parameters (hyperparameters) as prior distribution and also we give how these distributions can be inferred in actual situations. The proposed algorithms are tested by simulation and compared to existing blind deconvolution methods. The results show that variational Bayesian method has better agreement with the actual value.

Li Yanqin; Zhang Guoshan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Systems for controlling the intensity variations in a laser beam and for frequency conversion thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In order to control the intensity of a laser beam so that its intensity varies uniformly and provides uniform illumination of a target, such as a laser fusion target, a broad bandwidth laser pulse is spectrally dispersed spatially so that the frequency components thereof are spread apart. A disperser (grating) provides an output beam which varies spatially in wavelength in at least one direction transverse to the direction of propagation of the beam. Temporal spread (time delay) across the beam is corrected by using a phase delay device (a time delay compensation echelon). The dispersed beam may be amplified with laser amplifiers and frequency converted (doubled, tripled or quadrupled in frequency) with nonlinear optical elements (birefringent crystals). The spectral variation across the beam is compensated by varying the angle of incidence on one of the crystals with respect to the crystal optical axis utilizing a lens which diverges the beam. Another lens after the frequency converter may be used to recollimate the beam. The frequency converted beam is recombined so that portions of different frequency interfere and, unlike interference between waves of the same wavelength, there results an intensity pattern with rapid temoral oscillations which average out rapidly in time thereby producing uniform illumination on target. A distributed phase plate (also known as a random phase mask), through which the spectrally dispersed beam is passed and then focused on a target, is used to provide the interference pattern which becomes nearly modulation free and uniform in intensity in the direction of the spectral variation.

Skupsky, Stanley (Rochester, NY); Craxton, R. Stephen (Rochester, NY); Soures, John (Pittsford, NY)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Early universe constraints on time variation of fundamental constants  

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We study the time variation of fundamental constants in the early Universe. Using data from primordial light nuclei abundances, cosmic microwave background, and the 2dFGRS power spectrum, we put constraints on the time variation of the fine structure constant {alpha} and the Higgs vacuum expectation value without assuming any theoretical framework. A variation in leads to a variation in the electron mass, among other effects. Along the same line, we study the variation of {alpha} and the electron mass m{sub e}. In a purely phenomenological fashion, we derive a relationship between both variations.

Landau, Susana J.; Mosquera, Mercedes E.; Scoccola, Claudia G.; Vucetich, Hector [Departamento de Fisica, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria-Pabellon 1, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); and Instituto de Astrofisica, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N 1900 La Plata (Argentina)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

347

Mercury: A Memory-Constrained Spatio-temporal Real-time Search on Microblogs  

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Mercury: A Memory-Constrained Spatio-temporal Real-time Search on Microblogs Amr Magdy1§ , Mohamed Mercury; a system for real-time support of top-k spatio-temporal queries on microblogs, where users are able to browse recent microblogs near their locations. With high arrival rates of microblogs, Mercury

Bernstein, Phil

348

A trichordal temporal approach to digital coordination: the sociomaterial mangling of the CERN grid  

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This paper develops a sociomaterial perspective on digital coordination. It extends Pickering's mangle of practice by using a trichordal approach to temporal emergence. We provide new understanding as to how the nonhuman and human agencies involved in ... Keywords: case study, coordination, development, digital infrastructure, grid computing, mangle of practice, performativity, sociomaterial, sustainable change, temporality, transparency

Will Venters, Eivor Oborn, Michael Barrett

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

TimeML-Compliant Text Analysis for Temporal Reasoning Branimir Boguraev and Rie Kubota Ando  

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expres- 1 This work was supported by the ARDA NIMD (Novel Intelli- gence and Massive Data) program PNWD], and temporal ordering of events in news [Mani et al., 2003]. Operational question answering (QA) systems can operational requirements for, in effect, temporal reasoning. More sophis- ticated QA, for instance, needs more

Johnson, Rie

350

Modelling Alternatives in Temporal Networks Roman Bartk*, Ondej Cepek* , Pavel Surynek*  

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Modelling Alternatives in Temporal Networks Roman Barták*, Ondej Cepek* , Pavel Surynek* *Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Malostranské nám. 2/25, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic {roman temporal network is an NP-complete problem. To simplify solving this problem, we propose a pre

Qu, Rong

351

Measuring marine fish biodiversity: temporal changes in abundance, life history and  

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Measuring marine fish biodiversity: temporal changes in abundance, life history and demography, B3H 4J1 Canada Patterns in marine fish biodiversity can be assessed by quantifying temporal, will be insufficient to effect a recovery of marine fish biodiversity, and that great care must be exercised when

Baum, Julia K.

352

VIDEO SUMMARIZATION BY SPATIAL-TEMPORAL GRAPH OPTIMIZATION Shi Lu, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King  

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VIDEO SUMMARIZATION BY SPATIAL-TEMPORAL GRAPH OPTIMIZATION Shi Lu, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King SAR {slu, lyu, king}@cse.cuhk.edu.hk ABSTRACT In this paper we present a novel approach for video sum-temporal content cov- erage and visual coherence of the video summary. The ap- proach has three stages. First

King, Kuo Chin Irwin

353

Spatial-temporal mesoscale modelling of rainfall intensity using gage and radar data  

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Spatial-temporal mesoscale modelling of rainfall intensity using gage and radar data Montserrat fields. Doppler radar data offer better spatial and temporal coverage, but Doppler radar measures values. We use spatial logistic regression to model the probability of rain for both sources of data

Reich, Brian J.

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Temporal Triggers in Active Databases A. Prasad Sistla 1 Ouri Wolfson 1  

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these conditions refer to the evolution of the database state over time (i.e. the database history). For example­begin, transaction­commit, invocation of a method, etc.) in addition to the database history. The following temporalTemporal Triggers in Active Databases A. Prasad Sistla 1 Ouri Wolfson 1 Department of Electrical

Wolfson, Ouri E.

355

The Effect of Temporal Context on the Sustained Pitch Response in Human  

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The Effect of Temporal Context on the Sustained Pitch Response in Human Auditory Cortex Alexander pitch. Pitch strength is important for the perceptual distinctive- ness of an acoustic event. In this magnetoencephalography study, we evaluate how temporal context influences the sustained pitch response (SPR) in lateral

Cambridge, University of

356

Rotational remanent magnetization (RRM) and its high temporal and thermal stability  

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......and its high temporal and thermal stability S. W. Mahon* and...per cent per decade of time. Thermal demagnetization of thermoremanent...To test the temporal and thermal stability of RRM, a source...Neolithic pot 05 162 Soba (Sudan) Post-Roman pot 07 73 Soba......

S. W. Mahon; A. Stephenson

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Temporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

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a method of evaluating numerical weather prediction models by comparing the characteristics of temporal for biases in features forecast by the model. 1. Introduction Verification of numerical weather predictionTemporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction DARAN L

Knievel, Jason Clark

358

ONLINE SEIZURE DETECTION IN ADULTS WITH TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY USING SINGLE-LEAD ECG  

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ONLINE SEIZURE DETECTION IN ADULTS WITH TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY USING SINGLE-LEAD ECG T. De Cooman detection using only single-lead ECG is pro- posed. It is tested on 300h of data from adults with temporal, online seizure detection, ECG, LSVM, LDA 1. INTRODUCTION Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects

359

A temporal warped 2D psychoacoustic modeling for robust speech recognition system  

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Human auditory system performs better than speech recognition system under noisy condition, which leads us to the idea of incorporating the human auditory system into automatic speech recognition engines. In this paper, a hybrid feature extraction method, ... Keywords: 2D mask, Automatic speech recognition, Simultaneous masking, Temporal masking, Temporal warping

Peng Dai; Ing Yann Soon

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

AEO2011: World Metallurgical Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting  

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Metallurgical Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Metallurgical Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 143, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses million short tons. The data is broken down into Metallurgical coal exports to Europe, Asia and America. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO coal EIA Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011: World Metallurgical Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries- Reference Case (xls, 103.8 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually

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AEO2011: World Total Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting  

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Total Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Total Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 144, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses million short tons. The data is broken down into total coal exports to Europe, Asia and America. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO coal EIA Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011: World Total Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries - Reference Case (xls, 104 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually Time Period 2008-2035

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Temporal dynamics and decay of coarse wood in early seral habitats of dry-mixed conifer forests in Oregons Eastern Cascades  

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Early seral forest habitats are increasingly valued for the unique structural resources they provide in many western US forests. Coarse woody detritus (CWD) are a significant feature of this developmental stage and are highly dynamic, suggesting these environments exhibit temporally diverse structural conditions prior to forest canopy closure. In dry-mixed conifer forests, snags are hypothesized to decay slower than logs making long-term dynamics in these forests dependent on snag fall, breakage and the decay rates of both standing and surface CWD. We estimated snag fall and breakage rates for Pinus ponderosa, Abies sp., P. menziesii and P. contorta snags in three diameter classes (41cm) from 6057 snags across a 24-year chronosequence of early seral environments. Snag and log decay rates were estimated by felling 60 Abies sp. and 60 P. ponderosa snags, and sampling 40 P. ponderosa logs. Half-life estimates for snags 41cm were 7, 12, and 17years for Pinus sp., 10, 15, and 20years for Abies sp., and 11, 17, and 23years for P. menziesii. Breakage rates were lowest for small snags and not significantly different for medium and large snags, but did vary across species. We estimated an Abies sp. snag decomposition loss-rate constant of k=0.0179yr?1 (SE=0.00533, p-value=0.0014) but P. ponderosa snags did not exhibit statistically significant decay (k=0.0024yr?1, SE=0.00518, p-value=0.6414). P. ponderosa logs had an estimated decomposition loss-rate constant of k=0.0243yr?1 (SE=0.0073, p-value=0.0023), confirming reduced decay rates in snags and variation among species. Following high-severity fire, dry-mixed conifer stands experience relatively rapid temporal changes in CWD resources largely dependent on snag species and diameter-at-breast-height (DBH). Variation in fall, breakage and decay rates among species and DBH suggests maintaining a diverse selection of snag species and diameters would meet multiple ecological needs across a broader temporal scale. Additionally, given the rapid temporal changes in CWD, defining early seral habitat as the period immediately following disturbance until canopy closure may not adequately account for the diversity in habitat structures and resources available over time.

Christopher J. Dunn; John D. Bailey

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Active combustion flow modulation valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flow modulation valve has a slidably translating hollow armature with at least one energizable coil wound around and fixably attached to the hollow armature. The energizable coil or coils are influenced by at least one permanent magnet surrounding the hollow armature and supported by an outer casing. Lorentz forces on the energizable coils which are translated to the hollow armature, increase or decrease the flow area to provide flow throttling action. The extent of hollow armature translation depends on the value of current supplied and the direction of translation depends on the direction of current flow. The compact nature of the flow modulation valve combined with the high forces afforded by the actuator design provide a flow modulation valve which is highly responsive to high-rate input control signals.

Hensel, John Peter; Black, Nathaniel; Thorton, Jimmy Dean; Vipperman, Jeffrey Stuart; Lambeth, David N; Clark, William W

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

364

Differential probes aid flow measurement  

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Nonconstricting differential pressure flow probes which help solve the problems of clogging, wear, and pressure loss at the Seawater Filtration Facility in Saudi Arabia are described. Treated seawater is pumped into oil-bearing formations for secondary recovery. Figures showing principle of operation for probes, installation schematic and long-term accuracy results (flow probes vs. orifice meters) are presented. The new diamond-shaped design flow sensor offers accurate flow measurement with low permanent pressure loss, which translates into cost savings for the operator.

Mesnard, D.R.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Module bay with directed flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A module bay requires less cleanroom airflow. A shaped gas inlet passage can allow cleanroom air into the module bay with flow velocity preferentially directed toward contaminant rich portions of a processing module in the module bay. Preferential gas flow direction can more efficiently purge contaminants from appropriate portions of the module bay, allowing a reduced cleanroom air flow rate for contaminant removal. A shelf extending from an air inlet slit in one wall of a module bay can direct air flowing therethrough toward contaminant-rich portions of the module bay, such as a junction between a lid and base of a processing module.

Torczynski, John R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

366

UZ Flow Models and Submodels  

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The purpose of this Model Report is to document the unsaturated zone (UZ) fluid flow and tracer transport models and submodels as well as the flow fields generated utilizing the UZ Flow and Transport Model of Yucca Mountain (UZ Model), Nevada. This work was planned in ''Technical Work Plan (TWP) for: Performance Assessment Unsaturated Zone'' (BSC 2002 [160819], Section 1.10, Work Package AUZM06). The UZ Model has revised, updated, and enhanced the previous UZ Flow Model REV 00 ICN 01 (BSC 2001 [158726]) by incorporation of the conceptual repository design with new grids, recalibration of property sets, and more comprehensive validation effort. The flow fields describe fracture-fracture, matrix-matrix, and fracture-matrix liquid flow rates and their spatial distributions as well as moisture conditions in the UZ system. These 3-D UZ flow fields are used directly by Performance Assessment (PA). The model and submodels evaluate important hydrogeologic processes in the UZ as well as geochemistry and geothermal conditions. These provide the necessary framework to test conceptual hypotheses of flow and transport at different scales and predict flow and transport behavior under a variety of climatic conditions. In addition, this Model Report supports several PA activities, including abstractions, particle-tracking transport simulations, and the UZ Radionuclide Transport Model.

P. Dixon

2004-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

367

Flow Batteries: A Historical Perspective  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation by Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, at the Flow Cells for Energy Storage Workshop held March 7-8, 2012, in Washington, DC.

368

Flow Relationships in Reverse Osmosis  

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Flow Relationships in Reverse Osmosis ... Effects of Hydrolysis on Cellulose Acetate Reverse-Osmosis Transport Coefficients ... Effects of Hydrolysis on Cellulose Acetate Reverse-Osmosis Transport Coefficients ...

Ulrich Merten

1963-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Financing Program Implementation Process Flow  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The implementation process flow for financing with two models: a generic option for primary markets and a conceptual option for secondary markets.

370

Original article Belowground biomass seasonal variation in two  

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Original article Belowground biomass seasonal variation in two Neotropical savannahs (Brazilian March 2001) Abstract ­ The belowground biomass of two types of ecosystems, frequently burned open by flotation and sieving. Belowground biomass showed significant seasonal variation, values being higher during

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

371

Salinity Variations in the Southern California Current* NIKLAS SCHNEIDER  

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advection of the mean salinity gradient accumulates along the mean south- ward trajectory alongSalinity Variations in the Southern California Current* NIKLAS SCHNEIDER International Pacific and salinity variations have very different interannual variability. Temperature varies within and above

Wang, Yuqing

372

Statistical static timing analysis considering process variations and crosstalk  

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Increasing relative semiconductor process variations are making the prediction of realistic worst-case integrated circuit delay or sign-off yield more difficult. As process geometries shrink, intra-die variations have become dominant...

Veluswami, Senthilkumar

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

INTERACTIONS OF FLOWING PLASMA WITH COLLECTING SPHERE/OBJECTS  

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The proposers computational flowing plasma group, supported in part by NSF/DOE since 2006, has been enormously productive. It has published 22 journal articles, of which 3 are in Physical Review Letters; received a total of 330 citations, and made 5 invited and numerous contributed presentations at international conferences. In addition, other groups have published at least 3 papers [20-22] based upon results they have obtained from the SCEPTIC code, developed by the proposer. The codes developed for this subject are Particle In Cell (PIC) codes, representing the entire ion distribution function and its variation in space in the vicinity of an absorbing object.

HUTCHINSON, IAN H.

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

374

Effect of flow fluctuations and nonflow on elliptic flow methods  

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We discuss how the different estimates of elliptic flow are influenced by flow fluctuations and nonflow effects. It is explained why the event-plane method yields estimates between the two-particle correlation methods and the multiparticle correlation methods. It is argued that nonflow effects and fluctuations cannot be disentangled without other assumptions. However, we provide equations where, with reasonable assumptions about fluctuations and nonflow, all measured values of elliptic flow converge to a unique mean v_2,PP elliptic flow in the participant plane and, with a Gaussian assumption on eccentricity fluctuations, can be converted to the mean v_2,RP in the reaction plane. Thus, the 20percent spread in observed elliptic flow measurements from different analysis methods is no longer mysterious.

Ollitrault, Jean-Yves; Poskanzer, Arthur M.; Voloshin, Sergei A.

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

375

A Low Mach Number Model for Moist Atmospheric Flows  

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We introduce a low Mach number model for moist atmospheric flows that accurately incorporates reversible moist processes in flows whose features of interest occur on advective rather than acoustic time scales. Total water is used as a prognostic variable, so that water vapor and liquid water are diagnostically recovered as needed from an exact Clausius--Clapeyron formula for moist thermodynamics. Unlike the pseudo--incompressible formulation, this model allows a general equation of state. Low Mach number models can be computationally more efficient than a fully compressible model, but the low Mach number formulation introduces additional mathematical and computational complexity because of the divergence constraint imposed on the velocity field. Here, latent heat release is accounted for in the source term of the constraint by estimating the rate of phase change based on the time variation of saturated water vapor subject to the thermodynamic equilibrium constraint. We numerically assess the validity of the l...

Duarte, Max; Bell, John B

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

The Variational Ising Classifier (VIC) algorithm for coherently contaminated data  

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The Variational Ising Classifier (VIC) algorithm for coherently contaminated data Oliver Williams) in test images which have not explicitly been encountered in training data. The Variational Ising-dimension, for image contours [5], the Variational Ising Classi- fier (VIC) models contamination explicitly as switches

Martin, Ralph R.

377

VARIATIONAL BOUSSINESQ MODEL FOR SIMULATION OF COASTAL WAVES AND TSUNAMIS  

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1 VARIATIONAL BOUSSINESQ MODEL FOR SIMULATION OF COASTAL WAVES AND TSUNAMIS DIDIT ADYTIA E. VAN, Enschede, Netherlands In this paper we describe the basic ideas of a so-called Variational Boussinesq Model the background of a Variational Boussinesq Model (VBM) and a finite element implementation for coastal waves

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

378

Stochastic Power Grid Analysis Considering Process Variations Praveen Ghanta  

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Stochastic Power Grid Analysis Considering Process Variations Praveen Ghanta Sarma Vrudhula of interconnect and de- vice process variations on voltage fluctuations in power grids. We consider random variations in the power grid's electrical parame- ters as spatial stochastic processes and propose a new

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

379

Gibbs-Bogoliubov variational principle for Born-Oppenheimer systems  

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A form of the Gibbs-Bogoliubov statistical-mechanical variational principle is enunciated that is well adapted to systems in which the electrons are treated quantum mechanically but the nuclei may be treated classically. An initial variational solution for fixed nuclear positions yields a statistical Born-Oppenheimer potential that serves as input for a variational evaluation of the nuclear configurational free energy.

M. D. Girardeau

1990-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

380

Variational Iteration Method for Image Restoration  

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The famous Perona-Malik (P-M) equation which was at first introduced for image restoration has been solved via various numerical methods. In this paper we will solve it for the first time via applying a new numerical method called the Variational Iteration Method (VIM) and the correspondent approximated solutions will be obtained for the P-M equation with regards to relevant error analysis. Through implementation of our algorithm we will access some effective results which are deserved to be considered as worthy as the other solutions issued by the other methods.

Yahya, Keyvan; Azari, Hossein; Fard, Pouyan Rafiei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Complexified cones. Spectral gaps and variational principles  

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We consider contractions of complexified real cones, as recently introduced by Rugh in [Rugh10]. Dubois [Dub09] gave optimal conditions to determine if a matrix contracts a canonical complex cone. First we generalize his results to the case of complex operators on a Banach space and give precise conditions for the contraction and an improved estimate of the size of the associated spectral gap. We then prove a variational formula for the leading eigenvalue similar to the Collatz-Wielandt formula for a real cone contraction. Morally, both cases boil down to the study of suitable collections of 2 by 2 matrices and their contraction properties on the Riemann sphere.

Dubois, Loc

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Time Variations of the Forbush Decrease Data  

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We have used Simple Denoising Algorithm using Wavelet Transform on the daily Forbush decrease data from the year 1967 to 2003. For this data we observe periodicity around 5-6, 11, 13, 15 and 24 years. For all the obtained peaks corresponding confidence levels are higher than 95%. We observe that the periodicity of around 5-6 years is common to solar flare data, major proton event data and solar neutrino flux data. Because of that common periodicity, it is suggested that Forbush decrease with the solar flare data and major solar proton event data together with solar neutrino flux variations, behave similarly and may have a common origin.

Koushik Ghosh; Probhas Raychaudhuri

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

383

A Framework of Incorporating Spatio-temporal Forecast in Look-ahead Grid Dispatch with Photovoltaic Generation  

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at multiple sites. Given the unique spatial and temporal correlation of PV generation, an optimal data-driven forecast model for short-term PV power is proposed. This model leverages both spatial and temporal correlations among neighboring solar sites...

Yang, Chen

2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

384

8 - Flow of Knowledge  

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Thermodynamics offers a conceptual entry into the domain of knowledge. The behavior of biological and life-form knowledge centric objects or \\{KCOs\\} tend to be probabilistic because their decision-making becomes individualistic, time, and situation dependent. Such variations are accommodated in the equations for kenergy and kentropy by suitable constants that traditionally relate energy and entropy in thermodynamics. These constants are initially borrowed from thermodynamics and then the equations are modeled after the classic equations in electrical engineering, yet again modified to fit into the science of knowledge. As it is seen in this chapter, the traditional physical sciences start to buckle under stress and psyche and emotions of humanist \\{KCOs\\} and the so-called constants start to become coefficients. These constants are not constants at all in the knowledge domain, but time- and nature-dependent (psychological and emotional) coefficients and attributes of humanist type KCOs. The equations that served as models start to show uncertainties generally associated with quantum mechanics. The methodologies in knowledge sciences converge into a discipline in its own right.

Syed V. Ahamed

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

STABILITY AND DYNAMICS OF SPATIO-TEMPORAL STRUCTURES  

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This document constitutes the final report for the grant. It provides a complete list of publications and presentations that arose from the project as well as a brief description of the highlights of the research results. The research funded by this grant has provided insights into the spontaneous formation of structures of increasing complexity in systems driven far from thermodynamic equilibrium. A classic example of such a system is thermally driven convection in a horizontal fluid layer. Highlights of the research are: (1) explanation of the localized traveling wave pulses observed in binary-mixture convection, (2) explanation of the localized waves in electroconvection, (3) introduction of a new diagnostics for spatially and temporally chaotic states, which is based on the statistics of defect trajectories, (4) prediction of complex states in thermally driven convection in rotating systems. Additional contributions provided insight into the localization mechanism for oscillons, the prediction of a new localization mechanism for traveling waves based on a resonant periodic forcing, and an analysis of the stability of quasi-periodic patterns.

Hermann Riecke

2005-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

386

Primordial black holes from temporally enhanced curvature perturbation  

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Scalar field with generalized kinetic interactions metamorphoses depending on its field value, ranging from cosmological constant to stiff matter. We show that such a scalar field can give rise to temporal enhancement of the curvature perturbation in the primordial Universe, leading to efficient production of primordial black holes while the enhancement persists. If the inflation energy scale is high, those mini-black holes evaporate by the Hawking radiation much before Big Bang nucleosynthesis and the effective reheating of the Universe is achieved by the black hole evaporation. Dominance of PBHs and the reheating by their evaporation modify the expansion history of the primordial Universe. This results in a characteristic feature of the spectrum of primordial tensor modes in the DECIGO frequency band, opening an interesting possibility of testing PBH reheating scenario by measuring the primordial tensor modes. If the inflation energy scale is low, the PBH mass can be much larger than the solar mass. In this case, PBH is an interesting candidate for seeds for supermassive black holes residing in present galaxies.

Teruaki Suyama; Yi-Peng Wu; Jun'ichi Yokoyama

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of temporal behavior of isotopic exchange between gaseous hydrogen and palladium hydride power  

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A parametric rate-equation model is described which depicts the time dependent behavior of the isotopic exchange process occurring between the solid and gas phases in gaseous hydrogen (deuterium) flows through packed-powder palladium deuteride (hydride) beds. The exchange mechanism is assumed to be rate-limited by processes taking place on the surface of the powder. The fundamental kinetic parameter of the model is the isotopic exchange probability, p, which is the probability that an isotopic exchange event occurs during a collision of a gas phase atom with the surface. Isotope effects between the gas and solid phases are explicitly included in terms of the isotope separation factor, ..cap alpha... Results of the model are compared with recent experimental measurements of isotope exchange in the ..beta..-phase hydrogen/palladium system and, using a literature value of ..cap alpha.. = 2.4, a good description of the experimental data is obtained for p approx. 10/sup -7/. In view of the importance of the isotope effects in the hydrogen/palladium system and the range of ..cap alpha.. values reported for the ..beta..-phase in the literature, the sensitivity of the model results to a variation in the value of ..cap alpha.. is examined.

Melius, C F; Foltz, G W

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Cytology Automation by Flow Cytometry  

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...measured individually at rates of several hundred/sec...sured individually at rates of several hundred/sec...individually by flow cytometry at rates of several hundred/sec...flow cytometer (Bio/ Physics Systems Cytofluono graf...instrument and are made to pass through a 250-@rn-diameter...

Myron R. Melamed; Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz; Frank Traganos; and Thomas Sharpless

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Redox Flow Batteries, a Review  

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Redox flow batteries are enjoying a renaissance due to their ability to store large amounts of electrical energy relatively cheaply and efficiently. In this review, we examine the components of redox flow batteries with a focus on understanding the underlying physical processes. The various transport and kinetic phenomena are discussed along with the most common redox couples.

U. Tennessee Knoxville; U. Texas Austin; McGill U; Weber, Adam Z.; Mench, Matthew M.; Meyers, Jeremy P.; Ross, Philip N.; Gostick, Jeffrey T.; Liu, Qinghua

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

390

Numerical analysis of convective heat transfer characteristics of supercritical hydrocarbon fuel in cooling panel with local flow blockage structure  

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Abstract The convection heat transfer of hydrocarbon fuel at supercritical pressure has a great influence on the regenerative cooling technology of a scramjet engine. A three-dimensional numerical simulation was conducted for the convection transfer of hydrocarbon fuel in the cooling panel of a combustion chamber wall. And the flow field around the local flow blockage structure and the outlet flow rate distribution characteristics of fuel in the cooling channels were analyzed in detail. The results of analyses indicate that with the optimized local flow blockage structure, the outlet flow rate distribution of fuel among the cooling channels become more uniform, as the area of local flow dead zone decreases. However, as the fuel temperature increases, the dramatic variation of thermodynamic physical properties of fuel has a strong influence on the flow field around the local flow blockage structure. Especially, a local flow dead zone can be easily formed in the supercritical temperature region. Meanwhile, transverse pressure gradient around the throat region of blockage structure and additional loss, which is caused by turbulence fluctuation and energy exchange of fluid in the downstream area, affect the outlet flow rate distribution of fuel among the coolant passages seriously. It can therefore be concluded that the local flow blockage structure is more suitably designed in the subcritical temperature region by taking above-mentioned factors into consideration.

Yu Feng; Jiang Qin; Wen Bao; Qinchun Yang; Hongyan Huang; Zhongqi Wang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Variational Calculation with Harmonic-Oscillator Eigenfunctions  

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Variational calculations play an important role in quantum mechanics particularly in determining the ground-state energy of physical systems. Didactic examples in which one can see how the exact energy and wave function are approached by using a family of trial functions are not very numerous. An example was given in a recent book [M. Moshinsky The Harmonic Oscillator in Modern Physics: From Atoms to Quarks (Gordon and Breach New York 1969)] which discusses the ground state of the hydrogen atom using as trial wave function a linear combination of harmonic-oscillator states. In the present paper we carry out a similar analysis for the ground state of a particle of mass m in a three-dimensional square-well potential. We discuss not only the approach to the exact energy when we vary the frequency and the number of oscillator states but also analyze the overlap of the exact and variational wave functions and compare the exact and approximate form factors.

V. C. Aguilera-Navarro; R. M. Mndez V.

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Flow calculations for Yucca Mountain groundwater travel time (GWTT-95)  

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In 1983, high-level radioactive waste repository performance requirements related to groundwater travel time were defined by NRC subsystem regulation 10 CFR 60.113. Although DOE is not presently attempting to demonstrate compliance with that regulation, understanding of the prevalence of fast paths in the groundwater flow system remains a critical element of any safety analyses for a potential repository system at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Therefore, this analysis was performed to allow comparison of fast-path flow against the criteria set forth in the regulation. Models developed to describe the conditions for initiation, propagation, and sustainability of rapid groundwater movement in both the unsaturated and saturated zones will form part of the technical basis for total- system analyses to assess site viability and site licensability. One of the most significant findings is that the fastest travel times in both unsaturated and saturated zones are in the southern portion of the potential repository, so it is recommended that site characterization studies concentrate on this area. Results support the assumptions regarding the importance of an appropriate conceptual model of groundwater flow and the incorporation of heterogeneous material properties into the analyses. Groundwater travel times are sensitive to variation/uncertainty in hydrologic parameters and in infiltration flux at upper boundary of the problem domain. Simulated travel times are also sensitive to poorly constrained parameters of the interaction between flow in fractures and in the matrix.

Altman, S.J.; Arnold, B.W.; Barnard, R.W.; Barr, G.E.; Ho, C.K.; McKenna, S.A.; Eaton, R.R.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

IMPROVED TEMPORAL FILTERING SCHEME TO REDUCE DELAY AND DISTORTION FLUCTUATION IN 3D WAVELET BASED VIDEO CODING  

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: Temporal fil- tering using lifting and motion compensation in the Over- complete Discrete Wavelet Transform. MOTION-COMPENSATED TEMPORAL WAVELET TRANSFORM USING LIFTING In this work, the motion estimation option. A three-dimensional wavelet transform is employed to exploit the temporal redundancy in the video

Kondis, Lisimachos Paul

394

Bypass Flow Computations using a One-Twelfth Symmetric Sector For Normal Operation in a 350 MWth VHTR  

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Significant uncertainty exists about the effects of bypass flow in a prismatic gas-cooled very high temperature reactor (VHTR). Bypass flow is the flow in the gaps between prismatic graphite blocks in the core. The gaps are present because of variations in their construction, imperfect installation and expansion and shrinkage from thermal heating and neutron fluence. Calculations are performed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for flow of the helium coolant in the gap and coolant channels along with conjugate heat generation and heat transfer in the fuel compacts and graphite. A commercial CFD code is used for all of the computations. A one-twelfth sector of a standard hexagonal block column is used for the CFD model because of its symmetry. Various scenarios are computed by varying the gap width from zero to 5 mm, varying the total heat generation rate to examine average and peak radial generation rates and variation of the graphite block geometry to account for the effects of shrinkage caused by irradiation. The calculations are for a 350 MWth prismatic reactor. It is shown that the effect of increasing gap width, while maintaining the same total mass flow rate, causes increased maximum fuel temperature while providing significant cooling to the near-gap region. The maximum outlet coolant temperature variation is increased by the presence of gap flow and also by an increase in total heat generation with a gap present. The effect of block shrinkage is actually to decrease maximum fuel temperature compared to a similar reference case.

Richard W. Johnson; Hiroyuki Sato

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Flow Duration Curve Load Duration Curve  

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given flow and concentration data--select appropriate conversion factors 3. Develop Load Duration Curve 4. Plot observed data with Load Duration Curve #12;What are they? How do you make one? #12;DescribesRangeFlows LowFlows 40 % of the time there has been no flow at this site #12;Gather daily flow rate data Load

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Drainage capture and discharge variations driven by glaciation in the Southern Alps, New Zealand  

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Sediment flux in proglacial fluvial settings is primarily controlled by discharge, which usually varies predictably over a glacialinterglacial cycle. However, glaciers can flow against the topographic gradient to cross drainage divides, reshaping fluvial drainage networks and dramatically altering discharge. In turn, these variations in discharge will be recorded by proglacial stratigraphy. Glacial-drainage capture often occurs in alpine environments where ice caps straddle range divides, and more subtly where shallow drainage divides cross valley floors. We investigate discharge variations resulting from glacial-drainage capture over the past 40 k.y. for the adjacent Ashburton, Rangitata, and Rakaia basins in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Although glacial-drainage capture has previously been inferred in the range, our numerical glacier model provides the first quantitative demonstration that this process drives larger variations in discharge for a longer duration than those that occur due to climate change alone. During the Last Glacial Maximum, the effective drainage area of the Ashburton catchment increased to 160% of the interglacial value with drainage capture, driving an increase in discharge exceeding that resulting from glacier recession. Glacial-drainage capture is distinct from traditional (base leveldriven) drainage capture and is often unrecognized in proglacial deposits, complicating interpretation of the sedimentary record of climate change.

Ann V. Rowan; Mitchell A. Plummer; Simon H. Brocklehurst; Merren A. Jones; David M. Schultz

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

The transition from two phase bubble flow to slug flow  

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The process of transition from bubble to slug flow in a vertical pipe has been studied analytically and experimentally. An equation is presented which gives the agglomeration time as a function of void fraction, channel ...

Radovcich, Nick A.

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Influence of variable property effects on natural convection flows in asymmetrically-heated vertical channels  

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The influence of variable property effects on the laminar air flow induced by natural convection in a vertical, asymmetrically-heated channel is investigated. A full-elliptic model that accounts for variations of viscosity and thermal conductivity with temperature and determines the density from the state equation, has been solved numerically for cases for which variable property effects are important, particularly for conditions for which flow reversals may appear. The corresponding numerical results are compared with those obtained from an alternative model in which all thermophysical properties are assumed to be constant and the Boussinesq approximation is used. It has been found that variable property effects have a strong influence, not reported in previous works, on the recirculation patterns, and may produce, for certain ranges of parameters that roughly coincide with those for which flow reversals exist, an increase in the mass flow rate induced in the channel.

Zamora, B. [Univ. de Murcia (Spain)] [Univ. de Murcia (Spain); Hernandez, J. [Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid (Spain)] [Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid (Spain)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Flow Test At Raft River Geothermal Area (2006) | Open Energy Information  

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Flow Test At Raft River Geothermal Area (2006) Flow Test At Raft River Geothermal Area (2006) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Flow Test At Raft River Geothermal Area (2006) Exploration Activity Details Location Raft River Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Flow Test Activity Date 2006 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Determine field hydraulic conductivity using borehole impeller flowmeter data Notes A quantitative evaluation of borehole-impeller flowmeter data leads to estimated field hydraulic conductivity. Data were obtained during an injection test of a geothermal well at the Raft River geothermal test site in Idaho. Both stationary and trolling calibrations of the flowmeter were made in the well. Methods were developed to adjust for variations in hole

400

Variational Calculation for the Ising Model  

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The partition function of the Ising model with N spins, written as a functional integral, is approximated by replacing the field ?l at the lattice site l by the root-mean-square value of these fields, and evaluating the integral by a saddle-point method. A phase transition, whose mechanism is mathematically similar to that of the spherical model, is predicted at a temperature lower than the Weiss critical temperature. After parametrizing the mean-square field, one may apply a general variational principle to choose the parameters which minimize the difference between the approximate free energy and the exact Ising-model free energy. This optimum choice leads to the Horwitz-Callen theory.

B. V. Thompson

1965-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A modified variational approach to scattering  

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to the formulation names. By using the variational condition put forth in Eq. (3. 12), we obtain -i ~ = j(l. )~)-Z' p gz J E E. -kz (~~10~)+Z(A+8) (3. 42) r ~ (+I~I61 &4;ILt )(4;lLI ) As stated earlier, this g is related to P through Eq. (3. 9). Com- k bining... that where Wg mr P (rj= ZrZ e (2. 9) in the units Eq. (2. 2). The Schrddinger wave equation for the system, H% = EW, then becomes ? '7- ? ?, +, -, ]I ? E'i t 22 s Ig, Iq &g! where E is the total energy of the system. This may be written [fl+H+ tj~p~](1...

Parnell, Gregory Elliott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

402

A Novel Variational Principle arising from Electromagnetism  

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Analyzing one example of LC circuit in [8], show its Lagrange problem only have other type critical points except for minimum type and maximum type under many circumstances. One novel variational principle is established instead of Pontryagin maximum principle or other extremal principles to be suitable for all types of critical points in nonlinear LC circuits. The generalized Euler-Lagrange equation of new form is derived. The canonical Hamiltonian systems of description are also obtained under the Legendre transformation, instead of the generalized type of Hamiltonian systems. This approach is not only very simple in theory but also convenient in applications and applicable for nonlinear LC circuits with arbitrary topology and other additional integral constraints.

Hanzhong Wu

2009-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

403

Gas flow characterization of restrictive flow orifice devices  

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A restrictive flow orifice (RFO) can be used to limit the uncontrolled release of system media upon component or line failure in a gas handling system and can thereby enhance the system safety. This report describes a new RFO product available from the Swagelok Companies and specifies the gas flow characteristics of this device. A family of four different sizes of RFO devices is documented.

Shrouf, R.G. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Safety Engineering Dept.; Page, S.R. [Albuquerque Valve and Fitting Co., NM (United States)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Proper planning improves flow drilling  

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Underbalanced operations reduce formation damage, especially in horizontal wells where zones are exposed to mud for longer time periods. Benefits, risks, well control concerns, equipment and issues associated with these operations are addressed in this paper. Flow drilling raises many concerns, but little has been published on horizontal well control and flow drilling operations. This article covers planning considerations for flow drilling, but does not address horizontal ''overbalanced'' drilling because considerations and equipment are the same as in vertical overbalanced drilling and many references address that subject. The difference in well control between vertical and horizontal overbalanced drilling is fluid influx behavior and how that behavior affects kill operations.

Collins, G.J. (Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Zonal flow as pattern formation  

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Zonal flows are well known to arise spontaneously out of turbulence. We show that for statistically averaged equations of the stochastically forced generalized Hasegawa-Mima model, steady-state zonal flows, and inhomogeneous turbulence fit into the framework of pattern formation. There are many implications. First, the wavelength of the zonal flows is not unique. Indeed, in an idealized, infinite system, any wavelength within a certain continuous band corresponds to a solution. Second, of these wavelengths, only those within a smaller subband are linearly stable. Unstable wavelengths must evolve to reach a stable wavelength; this process manifests as merging jets.

Parker, Jeffrey B.; Krommes, John A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

406

Two phase flow in capillary tubes  

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The flow of two phases, gas and liquid, has been studied in horizontal tubes of capillary diameter. The flow has been primarily studied in the regime where the gas flows as long bubbles separated from the wall of the tube ...

Suo, Mikio

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Aquatic Mammals 2014, 40(2), 150-161, DOI 10.1578/AM.40.2.2014.150 Spatial and Temporal Variation in River Otter  

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restrictions are appropriately enforced (Tuya et al., 2000; Fanshawe et al., 2003; Greenstreet et al., 2009

Acevedo, Alejandro

408

Adaptive Temporal Tone Mapping Shaun David Ramsey, J. Thomas Johnson III, Charles Hansen  

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University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Abstract Monitor intensity ranges are much lower than the rangeAdaptive Temporal Tone Mapping Shaun David Ramsey, J. Thomas Johnson III, Charles Hansen

Utah, University of

409

Revealing latent factors of temporal networks for mesoscale intervention in epidemic spread  

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The customary perspective to reason about epidemic mitigation in temporal networks hinges on the identification of nodes with specific features or network roles. The ensuing individual-based control strategies, however, are difficult to carry out in practice and ignore important correlations between topological and temporal patterns. Here we adopt a mesoscopic perspective and present a principled framework to identify collective features at multiple scales and rank their importance for epidemic spread. We use tensor decomposition techniques to build an additive representation of a temporal network in terms of mesostructures, such as cohesive clusters and temporally-localized mixing patterns. This representation allows to determine the impact of individual mesostructures on epidemic spread and to assess the effect of targeted interventions that remove chosen structures. We illustrate this approach using high-resolution social network data on face-to-face interactions in a school and show that our method afford...

Gauvin, Laetitia; Barrat, Alain; Cattuto, Ciro

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Structured video content analysis : learning spatio-temporal and multimodal structures  

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Video data exhibits a variety of structures: pixels exhibit spatial structure, e.g., the same class of objects share certain shapes and/or colors in image; sequences of frames exhibit temporal structure, e.g., dynamic ...

Song, Yale

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

The influence of mild traumatic brain injury on the temporal distribution of attention  

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether the temporal dynamics of attention was deficient in participants who have recently experienced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). For this purpose the rapid se...

Alicia McIntire; Jeanne Langan; Charlene Halterman

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Temporal Dependency based Checkpoint Selection for Dynamic Verification of Fixed-time Constraints  

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.4 [Software Engineering]: Software/Program Verification. General Term Algorithms, Design, Reliability, Theory strategy, the corresponding unnecessary verification can be avoided. The comparison and experimental simulation further demonstrate that our new strategy can improve the efficiency of overall temporal

Yang, Yun

413

SPATIO-TEMPORAL QUALITY POOLING ACCOUNTING FOR TRANSIENT SEVERE IMPAIRMENTS AND EGOMOTION  

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the perceptual quality of video sequence. An important hypoth- esis in the field of VQA is that local spatial or temporal pooling. This work was supported by Agency for Defense Development under the contract UD100022ID

Bovik, Alan

414

Analyzing spatial-temporal patterns of motor vehicle crashes using GIS: a case study in Dallas  

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This paper uses GIS to analyze the characteristics of temporal and spatial distributions of motor vehicle crashes. These characteristics include that traffic accidents are most likely to occur in the afternoon "rush hour" (4:00 - 6:00PM...

Lu, Bing

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

415

Nanoparticle coatings for spatial and temporal control of cancer imaging and therapy  

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Nature has evolved elegant strategies to temporally and spatially control protein activity, including the synthesis of subunits that require assembly for function, the incorporation of pro-domains that require cleavage for ...

Harris, Todd J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Spatial operators for evolving dynamic Bayesian networks from spatio-temporal data  

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Learning Bayesian networks from data has been studied extensively in the evolutionary algorithm communities [Larranaga96, Wong99]. We have previously explored extending some of these search methods to temporal Bayesian networks [Tucker01]. A characteristic ...

Allan Tucker; Xiaohui Liu; David Garway-Heath

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

NONLINEAR TEMPORAL MODELING FOR MOTION-BASED VIDEO OVERVIEWING Eric Bruno and Stephane Marchand-Maillet  

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NONLINEAR TEMPORAL MODELING FOR MOTION-BASED VIDEO OVERVIEWING Eric Bruno and St´ephane Marchand, Switzerland email: bruno, marchand@cui.unige.ch ABSTRACT This paper presents a method for video collection

Genève, Université de

418

Controls on spatial and temporal variability in Northern Hemisphere terrestrial snow melt timing, 1979-2012  

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Spring snow melt onset has occurred earlier across much of Northern Hemisphere lands in the last four decades. Understanding the mechanisms driving spring melt has remained a challenge, particularly in its spatial and temporal variability. Here, ...

J. R. Mioduszewski; A. K. Rennermalm; D. A. Robinson; L. Wang

419

Gradient analysis of landscape spatial and temporal pattern changes in Beijing metropolitan area  

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The gradient based landscape metrics analysis is now widely used to study the landscape pattern changes in respond to the urbanization. In order to discover the trend of spatio-temporal changes in Beijing metr...

YeTao Yang; QiMing Zhou; JianYa Gong; YingYing Wang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Towards a temporal network analysis of interactive WiFi users  

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Complex networks are used to depict topological features of complex systems. The structure of a network characterizes the interactions among elements of the system, and facilitates the study of many dynamical processes taking place on it. In previous investigations, the topological infrastructure underlying dynamical systems is simplified as a static and invariable skeleton. However, this assumption cannot cover the temporal features of many time-evolution networks, whose components are evolving and mutating. In this letter, utilizing the log data of WiFi users in a Chinese university campus, we infuse the temporal dimension into the construction of dynamical human contact network. By quantitative comparison with the traditional aggregation approach, we find that the temporal contact network differs in many features, e.g., the reachability, the path length distribution. We conclude that the correlation between temporal path length and duration is not only determined by their definitions, but also influenced b...

Zhang, Yan; Zhang, Yi-Qing; Li, Xiang; 10.1209/0295-5075/98/68002

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Changes in Wind as Objects for Evaluating Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

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The study describes a method of evaluating numerical weather prediction models by comparing the characteristics of temporal changes in simulated and observed 10-m (AGL) winds. The method is demonstrated on a 1-yr collection of 1-day simulations ...

Daran L. Rife; Christopher A. Davis; Jason C. Knievel

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The petrous portion of the human temporal bone: potential for forensic individuation  

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are threefold: (1) To investigate variability in the shape of the petrous portion of the human temporal bone using two-dimensional morphometric analysis; (2) to evaluate the reliability of the resultant method in forensic identification; and (3) to consider...

Wiersema, Jason Matthew

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

423

High-speed temporal characterization and visualization of spatial light modulators and flat-panel displays  

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An apparatus that can characterize and visualize temporal dynamics of spatial light modulators (SLMs) and flat-panel displays is constructed and evaluated by use of a commercially...

Paek, Eung G; Wilson, C L; Roberts, J W; Watson, C I

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

High speed flow cytometer droplet formation system and method  

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A droplet forming flow cytometer system allows high speed processing without the need for high oscillator drive powers through the inclusion of an oscillator or piezoelectric crystal such as within the nozzle volume or otherwise unidirectionally coupled to the sheath fluid. The nozzle container continuously converges so as to amplify unidirectional oscillations which are transmitted as pressure waves through the nozzle volume to the nozzle exit so as to form droplets from the fluid jet. The oscillator is directionally isolated so as to avoid moving the entire nozzle container so as to create only pressure waves within the sheath fluid. A variation in substance concentration is achieved through a movable substance introduction port which is positioned within a convergence zone to vary the relative concentration of substance to sheath fluid while still maintaining optimal laminar flow conditions. This variation may be automatically controlled through a sensor and controller configuration. A replaceable tip design is also provided whereby the ceramic nozzle tip is positioned within an edge insert in the nozzle body so as to smoothly transition from nozzle body to nozzle tip. The nozzle tip is sealed against its outer surface to the nozzle body so it may be removable for cleaning or replacement.

Van den Engh, Ger (Seattle, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Colorado: Isothermal Battery Calorimeter Quantifies Heat Flow...  

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Isothermal Battery Calorimeter Quantifies Heat Flow, Helps Make Safer, Longer-lasting Batteries Colorado: Isothermal Battery Calorimeter Quantifies Heat Flow, Helps Make Safer,...

426

The lattice Boltzmann method for complex flows.  

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??This thesis presents the extension of the lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE) to several well-known flows. First, the flow over a cylinder is studied using the (more)

Reis, Tim

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

COMMON SENSE REASONING ABOUT PETROLEUM FLOW  

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SENSE REASONING ABOUT . PETROLEUM FLOW Steven Rosenberg I 'Sense Reasoning about Petroleum Flow By Steven Rosenbergand reasoning in a petroleum resources domain. A basic model

Rosenberg, Steven

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Category:Flow Test | Open Energy Information  

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| Sign Up Search Category Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon Category:Flow Test Jump to: navigation, search Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the Flow Test page? For...

429

Acoustic concentration of particles in fluid flow  

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An apparatus for acoustic concentration of particles in a fluid flow includes a substantially acoustically transparent membrane and a vibration generator that define a fluid flow path therebetween. The fluid flow path is in fluid communication with a fluid source and a fluid outlet and the vibration generator is disposed adjacent the fluid flow path and is capable of producing an acoustic field in the fluid flow path. The acoustic field produces at least one pressure minima in the fluid flow path at a predetermined location within the fluid flow path and forces predetermined particles in the fluid flow path to the at least one pressure minima.

Ward, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM); Kaduchak, Gregory (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

430

Acoustic Concentration Of Particles In Fluid Flow  

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in a fluid flow includes a substantially acoustically transparent membrane and a vibration generator that define a fluid flow path therebetween. Available for thumbnail of...

431

Multiscale modeling in granular flow  

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Granular materials are common in everyday experience, but have long-resisted a complete theoretical description. Here, we consider the regime of slow, dense granular flow, for which there is no general model, representing ...

Rycroft, Christopher Harley

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Studies of Flows in Plasmas  

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Note a pdf document "DOE-flow-final-report' should be attached. If it somehow is not please notify Walter Gekelman (gekelman@physics.ucla.edu) who will e mail it directly

Gekelman, Walter; Morales, George; Maggs, James

2009-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

Fluid Flow Modeling in Fractures  

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In this paper we study fluid flow in fractures using numerical simulation and address the challenging issue of hydraulic property characterization in fractures. The methodology is based on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ...

Sarkar, Sudipta

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Capillary flows in flexible structures  

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Interactions between capillary and elastic effects are relevant to a variety of applications, from micro- and nano-scale manufacturing to biological systems. In this thesis, we investigate capillary flows in extremely ...

Hoberg, Theresa B. (Theresa Blinn)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Flow assurance and multiphase pumping  

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. LITERATURE REVIEW???????????????????????????????????.. 5 Deepwater Oilfields???????????????????????????????????.. 7 Flow Assurance?????????????????????????????????????.. 9 Hydrate Management??????????????????????????????????. 11 Stranded Gas...???????????????????????????????????????.. 172 Management in Oil and Gas???????????????????????????????. 172 Constraints and Recent Advances????????????????????????????. 173 Optimization for Oilfield Management??????????????????????????. 174 Asset Management...

Nikhar, Hemant G.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Energy flows, metabolism and translation  

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...L. , Pascal, R. 2011 Energy sources, self-organization...E. 1946 What's life. New York, NY: McMillan. 14 Lotka...nonequilibrium systems. New York, NY: Wiley. 17 Morowitz, H. , Smith, E. 2007 Energy flow and the organization...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Equidistribution results for geodesic flows  

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Using the works of Ma\\~n\\'e \\cite{Ma} and Paternain \\cite{Pat} we study the distribution of geodesic arcs with respect to equilibrium states of the geodesic flow on a closed manifold, equipped with a $\\mathcal{C}^{\\infty}$ Riemannian metric. We prove large deviations lower and upper bounds and a contraction principle for the geodesic flow in the space of probability measures of the unit tangent bundle. We deduce a way of approximating equilibrium states for continuous potentials.

Abdelhamid Amroun

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

Subcritical dynamos in shear flows  

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Identifying generic physical mechanisms responsible for the generation of magnetic fields and turbulence in differentially rotating flows is fundamental to understand the dynamics of astrophysical objects such as accretion disks and stars. In this paper, we discuss the concept of subcritical dynamo action and its hydrodynamic analogue exemplified by the process of nonlinear transition to turbulence in non-rotating wall-bounded shear flows. To illustrate this idea, we describe some recent results on nonlinear hydrodynamic transition to turbulence and nonlinear dynamo action in rotating shear flows pertaining to the problem of turbulent angular momentum transport in accretion disks. We argue that this concept is very generic and should be applicable to many astrophysical problems involving a shear flow and non-axisymmetric instabilities of shear-induced axisymmetric toroidal velocity or magnetic fields, such as Kelvin-Helmholtz, magnetorotational, Tayler or global magnetoshear instabilities. In the light of several recent numerical results, we finally suggest that, similarly to a standard linear instability, subcritical MHD dynamo processes in high-Reynolds number shear flows could act as a large-scale driving mechanism of turbulent flows that would in turn generate an independent small-scale dynamo.

F. Rincon; G. I. Ogilvie; M. R. E. Proctor; C. Cossu

2008-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

439

Int. Symp. on Shallow Flows, Iowa City, USA, June 4 -6, 2012 A Hamiltonian Boussinesq model with horizontally sheared currents  

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3rd Int. Symp. on Shallow Flows, Iowa City, USA, June 4 - 6, 2012 A Hamiltonian Boussinesq model, and these waves tend to break too early in comparison with the real phenomena. Boussinesq models include internal to be prevented in these models. The variational Boussinesq model proposed by Klopman et al. (2010) may

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

440

Pressure and flow characteristics of restrictive flow orifice devices.  

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A Restrictive Flow Orifice (RFO) can be used to enhance the safe design of a pressure system in several ways. Pressure systems frequently incorporate a regulator and relief valve to protect the downstream equipment from accidental overpressure caused by regulator failure. Analysis frequently shows that in cases of high-flow regulator failure, the downstream pressure may rise significantly above the set pressure of the relief valve. This is due to limited flow capacity of the relief valve. A different regulator or relief valve may need to be selected. A more economical solution to this problem is to use an RFO to limit the maximum system flow to acceptable limits within the flow capacity of the relief valve, thereby enhancing the overpressure protection of laboratory equipment. An RFO can also be used to limit the uncontrolled release of system fluid (gas or liquid) upon component or line failure. As an example, potential asphyxiation hazards resultant from the release of large volumes of inert gas from a 'house' nitrogen system can be controlled by the use of an RFO. This report describes a versatile new Sandia-designed RFO available from the Swagelok Company and specifies the gas flow characteristics of this device. Two sizes, 0.010 and 0.020 inch diameter RFOs are available. These sizes will allow enhanced safety for many common applications. This new RFO design are now commercially available and provide advantages over existing RFOs: a high pressure rating (6600 psig); flow through the RFO is equal for either forward or reverse directions; they minimize the potential for leakage by incorporating the highest quality threaded connections; and can enhance the safety of pressure systems.

Shrouf, Roger D.

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Lagrangian Variational Framework for Boundary Value Problems  

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A boundary value problem is commonly associated with constraints imposed on a system at its boundary. We advance here an alternative point of view treating the system as interacting "boundary" and "interior" subsystems. This view is implemented through a Lagrangian framework that allows to account for (i) a variety of forces including dissipative acting at the boundary; (ii) a multitude of features of interactions between the boundary and the interior fields when the boundary fields may differ from the boundary limit of the interior fields; (iii) detailed pictures of the energy distribution and its flow; (iv) linear and nonlinear effects. We provide a number of elucidating examples of the structured boundary and its interactions with the system interior. We also show that the proposed approach covers the well known boundary value problems.

Alexander Figotin; Guillermo Reyes

2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

442

Variation and correlation of hydrologic properties  

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Hydrological properties vary within a given geological formation and even more so among different soil and rock media. The variance of the saturated permeability is shown to be related to the variance of the pore-size distribution index of a given medium by a simple equation. This relationship is deduced by comparison of the data from Yucca Mountain, Nevada (Peters et al., 1984), Las Cruces, New Mexico (Wierenga et al., 1989), and Apache Leap, Arizona (Rasmussen et al., 1990). These and other studies in different soils and rocks also support the Poiseuille-Carmen relationship between the mean value of saturated permeability and the mean value of capillary radius. Correlations of the mean values and variances between permeability and pore-geometry parameters can lead us to better quantification of heterogeneous flow fields and better understanding of the scaling laws of hydrological properties.

Wang, J.S.Y. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Alpha-Amylase Allelic Variation in Domesticated and Wild Barley  

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Barley germplasm including breeding lines, wild barley accessions and mapping population parents were screened for variation in ?-amylase using isoelectric focusing (IEF) in conjunction ... . IEF screening found ...

Suong Cu; Sophia Roumeliotis; Jason Eglinton

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

A Relaxed-Projection Splitting Algorithm for Variational Inequalities ...  

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Dec 13, 2013 ... [23] Fukushima, M. A Relaxed projection for variational inequalities. ... [45] Tseng, P. A modified forward-backward splitting method for maximal...

2013-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

445

A direct splitting method for nonsmooth variational inequalities  

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Tseng, P.: A modified forward-backward splitting method for maximal monotone mappings. ... Fukushima, M.: A Relaxed projection for variational inequalities.

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

446

The Variational Inequality Approach for Solving Spatial Auction ...  

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Mar 23, 2007 ... uted markets under capacity and balance constraints and show that solu- ... Spatial market problem, capacity constraints, variational in- equality...

2007-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

447

Oil composition variation and reservoir continuity: Unity field, Sudan  

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A suite of oils from stacked reservoirs in the Unity Field in Sudan has been analyzed by various geochemical techniques for molecular information to elucidate the geological processes which cause variations in oil composition and their resulting oil fingerprints in different reservoir units. Analyses of these highly paraffinic oils indicate that the chromatographic fingerprint variations are due to differences in the abundances of saturated compounds, including branched and cyclic alkanes. Neither aromatics nor NSO compounds have any significant effect on the observed fingerprint variations. This association of saturates, instead of aromatics and NSO compounds, with the fingerprint variations precludes rock-fluid interactions as a cause of the variations. Biomarker analyses show that variations in thermal maturity and organic facies of the source rock are responsible for the fingerprint variations. Thermal maturity increases with the depth of the reservoir, suggesting a multiple-charge process for the oils to fill these reservoirs over an extended period of time. Apparently the source rock generated and expelled progressively more mature oils and little mixing occurred during migration. Thus, knowledge of oil compositional variations from one reservoir to another, organic facies variation and source rock maturity combined with tectonic history may help explain charging and timing of oil emplacement.

R.J. Hwang; A.S. Ahmed; J.M. Moldowan

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Variations in dissolved gas compositions of reservoir fluids...  

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A. E.; Copp, J. F. . 111991. Variations in dissolved gas compositions of reservoir fluids from the Coso geothermal field. Proceedings of () ; () : Sixteenth workshop on...

449

A method to visualise near wall fluid flow patterns using locally resolved heat transfer experiments  

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Abstract The present study demonstrates an alternative approach for describing fluid flow characteristics very close to the wall, using locally resolved convective heat transfer experiments. Heat transfer coefficients on the base surface and around a surface mounted vortex generator of delta-wing shape design, are evaluated with the transient liquid crystal measurement technique and over a range of freestream velocities. Therefore, the local values of exponent m in the equation Nu x ? Re x m , which is directly linked to the structure of the boundary layer, can be determined over the complete heat transfer area. The local distributions of exponent m are then directly compared to the footprint of the flow obtained with typical oil and dye surface flow visualisation. The results indicate that a more appropriate interpretation of the flow structures very close to the wall is possible by analysing the spatial variation of exponent m, which approximates better the flow pattern compared to the heat transfer coefficients. As a result, fluid flow topologies can be directly evaluated from the heat transfer experiments since the distributions of oil-flow visualisation and exponent m are qualitatively similar.

Alexandros Terzis; Jens von Wolfersdorf; Bernhard Weigand; Peter Ott

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Numerical modelling of salinity variations due to wind and thermohaline forcing in the Persian Gulf  

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Salinity is an important component of the marine system. Due to shallow nature of the Persian Gulf, the salinity has been influenced by both wind driven and surface thermohaline fluxes (heat and moisture fluxes). In this study, the seasonal distribution of salinity and its variations due to wind stress and thermohaline forcing are investigated by using a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model, Coupled HydrodynamicalEcological Model for Regional and Shelf Seas (COHERENS). The simulation results show that the salinity in the Persian Gulf experiences dramatic spatial and temporal variations. The influence of the thermohaline forcing is considerably more than the wind stress on the salinity. The effect of the surface thermohaline fluxes over the salinity field is generally to increase the salinity for almost all the water column during the year. This effect is high during SeptemberNovember where the evaporative surface salinity flux dominates over inflow of low-salinity values of Indian Ocean Surface Water. The wind forcing at the most regions of the Persian Gulf, in particular at the United Arab Emirate (UAE) coast and BahrainQatar shelf, freshens the water all the year round. The wind and thermohaline forcing in MarchJune have strong potential to generate stratification in salinity structure. The model predictions, which are successful in simulating many features of observed pattern, indicate that the surface water of the Gulf is saltier in winter than that in spring and early summer. Both heat fluxes and wind stress play an important role for this seasonal cycle of the surface salinity.

S. Hassanzadeh; F. Hosseinibalam; A. Rezaei-Latifi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Boundary layer flow and heat transfer analysis of a second-grade fluid  

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Boundary layer flow and heat transfer analysis of a homogeneous, incompressible, non-Newtonian fluid of grade two at a stagnation point is presented. The flow is assumed to be steady and laminar. A power-law representation is assumed for the velocity distribution and wall temperature variation. The governing equations are solved using an iterative central difference approximation method in a non-uniform grid domain. This analysis show the effect of non-Newtonian nature of the fluid and the effect of suction/injection on the velocity profile. The effect of non-Newtonian nature of the fluid on the heat transfer coefficient at the wall for different values of Prandtl number and wall-temperature variation is also presented. (VC)

Massoudi, M. [USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (United States); Ramezan, M. [Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the stability of Godunov-projection methods for incompressible flow  

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An analysis of the stability of certain numerical methods for the linear advection-diffusion equation in two dimensions is performed. The advection-diffusion equation is studied because it is a linearized version of the Navier-Stokes equations, the evolution equation for density in Boussinesq flows, and a simplified form of the equations for bulk thermodynamic temperature and mass fraction in reacting flows. It is found that various methods currently in use which are based on a Crank-Nicholson type temporal discretization utilizing second-order Godunov methods for explicitly calculating advective terms suffer from a time-step restriction which depends on the coefficients of diffusive terms. A simple modification in the computation of the advective derivatives results in a method with a stability condition that is independent of the magnitude of the coefficients of the diffusive terms. 19 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Minion, M.L. [New York Univ., NY (United States)] [New York Univ., NY (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations for Complex Fluid Flow Problems from Berkeley Lab's Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE)  

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The Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) develops and applies advanced computational methodologies to solve large-scale scientific and engineering problems arising in the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas involving energy, environmental, and industrial technology. The primary focus is in the application of structured-grid finite difference methods on adaptive grid hierarchies for compressible, incompressible, and low Mach number flows. The diverse range of scientific applications that drive the research typically involve a large range of spatial and temporal scales (e.g. turbulent reacting flows) and require the use of extremely large computing hardware, such as the 153,000-core computer, Hopper, at NERSC. The CCSE approach to these problems centers on the development and application of advanced algorithms that exploit known separations in scale; for many of the application areas this results in algorithms are several orders of magnitude more efficient than traditional simulation approaches.

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High Temperature, Large Sample Volume, Constant Flow Magic Angle Spinning NMR Probe for a 11  

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High Temperature, Large Sample Volume, Constant Flow Magic Angle Spinning NMR Probe for a High Temperature, Large Sample Volume, Constant Flow Magic Angle Spinning NMR Probe for a 11.7 T Magnetic Field for In Situ Catalytic Reaction Characterization Project start date: April 1, 2007 EMSL Lead Investigator: Joseph Ford, EMSL High Field Magnetic Resonance Facility Co-investigators: Jian Zhi Hu, Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics, Biological Science Division, FCSD Jesse Sears and David W. Hoyt, EMSL High Field Magnetic Resonance Facility Detailed understanding of the mechanisms involved in a catalytic reaction requires identification of the nature of the active sites and the temporal evolution of reaction intermediates. Although optical methods such as UV-visible and infrared (IR) spectroscopies can be used for some types of reactions, these do not

455

Temporal analysis of social networks using three-way DEDICOM.  

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DEDICOM is an algebraic model for analyzing intrinsically asymmetric relationships, such as the balance of trade among nations or the flow of information among organizations or individuals. It provides information on latent components in the data that can be regarded as ''properties'' or ''aspects'' of the objects, and it finds a few patterns that can be combined to describe many relationships among these components. When we apply this technique to adjacency matrices arising from directed graphs, we obtain a smaller graph that gives an idealized description of its patterns. Three-way DEDICOM is a higher-order extension of the model that has certain uniqueness properties. It allows for a third mode of the data, such as time, and permits the analysis of semantic graphs. We present an improved algorithm for computing three-way DEDICOM on sparse data and demonstrate it by applying it to the adjacency tensor of a semantic graph with time-labeled edges. Our application uses the Enron email corpus, from which we construct a semantic graph corresponding to email exchanges among Enron personnel over a series of 44 months. Meaningful patterns are recovered in which the representation of asymmetries adds insight into the social networks at Enron.

Bader, Brett William; Harshman, Richard A. (University of Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada); Kolda, Tamara Gibson (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA)

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Spatio-temporal evolution of the H ? L back transition  

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Since ITER will operate close to threshold and with limited control, the H ? L back transition is a topic important for machine operations as well as physics. Using a reduced mesoscale model [Miki et al., Phys. Plasmas 19, 092306 (2012)], we investigate ELM-free H ? L back transition dynamics in order to isolate transport physics effects. Model studies indicate that turbulence spreading is the key process which triggers the back transition. The transition involves a feedback loop linking turbulence and profiles. The I-phase appears during the back transition following a slow power ramp down, while fast ramp-downs reveal a single burst of zonal flow during the back transition. The I-phase nucleates at the pedestal shoulder, as this is the site of the residual turbulence in H-mode. Hysteresis in the profile gradient scale length is characterized by the Nusselt number, where Nu=?{sub i,turb}/?{sub i,neo}. Relative hysteresis of temperature gradient vs density gradient is sensitive to the pedestal Prandtl number, where Pr{sub ped}=D{sub ped}/?{sub i,neo}. We expect the H-mode to be somewhat more resilient in density than in temperature.

Miki, K. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of) [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Computational Science and e-Systems, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Chiba 277-8587 (Japan); Diamond, P. H. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of) [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); Schmitz, L. [University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); McDonald, D. C. [JET-EFDA, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Arbingdon (United Kingdom)] [JET-EFDA, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Arbingdon (United Kingdom); Estrada, T. [Laboratorio Nacional de Fusin, Asociacin Euratom-CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain)] [Laboratorio Nacional de Fusin, Asociacin Euratom-CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain); Grcan, . D. [LPP, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS (France)] [LPP, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS (France); Tynan, G. R. [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States)] [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SHORT-TUBE SUBCRITICAL FLOW Enerag Division  

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#12;SHORT-TUBE SUBCRITICAL FLOW Y. C. Mei Enerag Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge-tube subcritical flow. For short tubes used as refrigerant expansion devices, the orifice model is found inadequate-TUBE SUBCRITICAL FLOW INTRODUCTION Much theoretical and experimental work regarding short tube fluid flow has

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

458

Microbial Adhesion in Flow Displacement Systems  

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...surface in flow displacement systems...in a flow displacement system contributes...substratum surface, is the...is the contact angle between...established parabolic flow between parallel plates. FIG. 9...more than half the length...and right: After addition...rectangular flow displacement systems Configuration...liquid surface tension...degrees) , contact angle between...wall shear stress (N m2...

Henk J. Busscher; Henny C. van der Mei

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Stochastic models for turbulent reacting flows  

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The goal of this program is to develop and apply stochastic models of various processes occurring within turbulent reacting flows in order to identify the fundamental mechanisms governing these flows, to support experimental studies of these flows, and to further the development of comprehensive turbulent reacting flow models.

Kerstein, A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Microparticle Concentration Variations Linked with Climatic Change: Evidence from Polar Ice Cores  

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...and 12/1 for the core from Camp Century, Greenland. Whether this temporal...and 12/1 for the core from Camp Century, Greenland. Whether this temporal...and 12/1 for the core from Camp Century, Greenland. Whether this temporal...

L. G. THOMPSON; E. MOSLEY-THOMPSON

1981-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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461

An analog analysis of transient heat flow in solids with temperature-dependent thermal properties  

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) used a nonlinear material known as Metrosil to simulate the nonlinear variations of thermal properties for combined conductive and radiant heat transfer. Since that time, Friedmann (8) has used nonlinear resistances in conjunction with an electronic... at end of this thesis. K = thermal conductivity of heat conducting media, and K and S are functions of the temperature t. Since the formation of these equations, solutions of transient heat flow problems involving materials in which the thermal...

Lee, Dwain Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

462

Fundamentals of Natural Gas and Species Flows from Hydrate Dissociation - Applications to Safety and Sea Floor Instability  

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Semi-analytical computational models for natural gas flow in hydrate reservoirs were developed and the effects of variations in porosity and permeability on pressure and temperature profiles and the movement of a dissociation front were studied. Experimental data for variations of gas pressure and temperature during propane hydrate formation and dissociation for crushed ice and mixture of crushed ice and glass beads under laboratory environment were obtained. A thermodynamically consistent model for multiphase liquid-gas flows trough porous media was developed. Numerical models for hydrate dissociation process in one dimensional and axisymmetric reservoir were performed. The computational model solved the general governing equations without the need for linearization. A detail module for multidimensional analysis of hydrate dissociation which make use of the FLUENT code was developed. The new model accounts for gas and liquid water flow and uses the Kim-Boshnoi model for hydrate dissociation.

Goodarz Ahmadi

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

463

Mach flow angularity probes for scramjet engine flow path diagnostics  

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Mach-flow angularity (MFA) probes were developed for use in scramjet flow path probe rakes. Prototype probes were fabricated to demonstrate the assembly processes (numerical control machining, furnace brazing, and electron beam welding). Tests of prototype probes confirmed the thermal durability margins and life cycle. Selected probes were calibrated in air at Mach numbers from 1.75 to 6.0. Acceptance criteria for the production probes stressed thermal durability and pressure (and, consequently, Mach number) measurement quality. This new water-cooled MFA probe has 0.397-cm shaft diameter and is capable of withstanding heat fluxes of 2.724 kW/sq cm.

Jalbert, P.A.; Hiers, R.S. Jr. [Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Arnold AFS, TN (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

464

Diel variation in feeding and movement patterns of juvenile Atlantic cod at offshore wind farms  

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Abstract Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is a commercially important fish species suffering from overexploitation in the North-East Atlantic. In recent years, their natural environment is being intensively altered by the construction of offshore wind farms in many coastal areas. These constructions form artificial reefs influencing local biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. It has been demonstrated that Atlantic cod is present in the vicinity of these constructions. However, empirical data concerning the diel activity and feeding behaviour of Atlantic cod in the vicinity of these artificial reefs is lacking. Atlantic cod has a flexible diel activity cycle linked to spatio-temporal variations in food availability and predation risk. In this study we integrated acoustic telemetry with stomach content analysis to quantify diel activity and evaluate diel feeding patterns at a windmill artificial reef (WAR) in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Atlantic cod exhibited crepuscular movements related to feeding activity; a 12h cycle was found and the highest catch rates and stomach fullness were recorded close to sunset and sunrise. It is suggested that the observed diel movement pattern is related to the prey species community and to predation pressure. Foraging at low ambient light levels (i.e. at dusk and dawn) probably causes a trade-off between foraging success and reducing predation pressure. Fish did not leave the area in-between feeding periods. Hence other benefits (i.e. shelter against currents and predators) besides food availability stimulate the aggregation behaviour at the WARs.

Jan T. Reubens; Maarten De Rijcke; Steven Degraer; Magda Vincx

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Renormalization Group and the Ricci flow  

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We discuss from a geometric point of view the connection between the renormalization group flow for non--linear sigma models and the Ricci flow. This offers new perspectives in providing a geometrical landscape for 2D quantum field theories. In particular we argue that the structure of Ricci flow singularities suggests a natural way for extending, beyond the weak coupling regime, the embedding of the Ricci flow into the renormalization group flow.

Mauro Carfora

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

466

Mirrored serpentine flow channels for fuel cell  

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A PEM fuel cell having serpentine flow field channels wherein the input/inlet legs of each channel border the input/inlet legs of the next adjacent channels in the same flow field, and the output/exit legs of each channel border the output/exit legs of the next adjacent channels in the same flow field. The serpentine fuel flow channels may be longer, and may contain more medial legs, than the serpentine oxidant flow channels.

Rock, Jeffrey Allan (Rochester, NY)

2000-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

467

Original article Activity of enzymes and fitness variation  

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Original article Activity of enzymes and fitness variation M. Miloevi&jadnr; D. Marinkovi This study concerns an analysis of variation of a group of enzymes (i.e. 6-Pgd, G- 6pd, a that significant correlations exist between enzyme activities and studies fitness components, which might be due

Boyer, Edmond

468

Variational inferences for partially linear additive models with variable selection  

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This article develops a mean field variational Bayes approximation algorithm for posterior inferences of the recently proposed partially linear additive models with simultaneous and automatic variable selection and linear/nonlinear component identification ... Keywords: Bayesian inference, Mean field variational Bayes, Model selection, Partially linear additive model

Kaifeng Zhao, Heng Lian

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

INTERSPECIFIC VARIATION IN FRUIT SHAPE: ALLOMETRY, PHYLOGENY, AND ADAPTATION TO  

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INTERSPECIFIC VARIATION IN FRUIT SHAPE: ALLOMETRY, PHYLOGENY, AND ADAPTATION TO DISPERSAL AGENTS' 4 . Investigations on fruit and fruiting characteristics of animal-dispersed. fleshy- fruited of interspecific variation in fruit shape (as assessed bq length and width) among vertebrate-dispersed plants

Herrera, Carlos M.

470

ON RANDOM VARIATE GENERATION FOR THE GENERALIZED HYPERBOLIC SECANT DISTRIBUTIONS  

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ON RANDOM VARIATE GENERATION FOR THE GENERALIZED HYPERBOLIC SECANT DISTRIBUTIONS Luc Devroye School distribution. Finally, we give a generator for the nef--ghs distribution. There are, of course, two things we of Computer Science McGill University Abstract. We give random variate generators for the generalized

Devroye, Luc

471

Seasonal variation of radon concentrations in UK homes  

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The patterns of seasonal variation of radon concentrations were measured in 91 homes in five regions of the UK over a period of two years. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the regions in the pattern or magnitude of seasonal variation in radon concentrations. The arithmetic mean variation was found to be close to that found previously in the UK national survey. Differences in the pattern between the two years of the study were not significant. Two-thirds of homes in the study followed the expected pattern of high radon in the winter and low radon in the summer. Most of the rest showed little seasonal variation, and a few showed a reversed seasonal pattern. The study does not provide any clear evidence for the recorded house characteristics having an effect on the seasonal variation in radon concentrations in UK homes, though the statistical power for determining such effects is limited in this study. The magnitude of the seasonal variation varied widely between homes. Analysis of the individual results from the homes showed that because of the wide variation in the amount of seasonal variation, applying seasonal correction factors to the results of three-month measurements can yield only relatively small improvements in the accuracy of estimates of annual mean concentrations.

J C H Miles; C B Howarth; N Hunter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Dimensional variation and roughness of LIGA fabricated microstructures  

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We have measured the dimensional variation and sidewall roughness of features on PMMA micro- components fabricated by deep x-ray lithography in order to assess the effect of dimensional variation on subsequent assembly operations. Dimensional measurements were made using a stylus profilometer with a repeatability in step height of better than 0.01 {mu}m. Roughness measurements were made with the same profilometer scanning in a direction perpendicular to the length of the parts. 22 {mu}m and 54 {mu}m features exhibited dimensional variations described by a Gaussian distribution with standard deviations of 0.202 {mu}m and 0.381 {mu}m, respectively. This corresponds to a maximum relative variation of between 0.6% and 0.9%. Sidewall roughnesses were found to be in the range of 0.02 {mu}m to 0. 03 {mu}m, an insignificant contribution to the total variation when compared to overall dimensional variation. Several potential sources of this variation are discussed, but no single cause was identified as the source of the significant dimensional variation observed here.

Egert, C.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Wood, R. [Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Malek, C.K. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Understanding the Causes of Spatial Variation in Pesticide Sorption and  

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1 Understanding the Causes of Spatial Variation in Pesticide Sorption and Degradation: Abdul Ghafoor) #12;Understanding the causes of spatial variation in pesticide degradation and sorption and sorption of pesticides in soils are both spatially variable and also among the most sensitive factors

474

Magnetospheric responses to sudden and quasiperiodic solar wind variations  

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Magnetospheric responses to sudden and quasiperiodic solar wind variations K.-H. Kim,1 C. A.e., magnetosphere, magnetosheath, and solar wind) because of the solar wind dynamic pressure variations and its high orbital inclination near the subsolar magnetopause meridian. When Polar was in the magnetosheath

California at Berkeley, University of

475

11 - Knowledge Flow in Universities  

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In this chapter, a typical American university is chosen as a model for the quantitative analysis for the flow of knowledge in a reasonably well-defined academic setting. Knowledge flow assumes quantifiable patterns and much like the flow and retention of rain water over a given terrain of land; the quality (of teaching) and quantity (number of credit hours) of knowledge retained by students is estimated on a qualitative and quantitative basis. The model presented in this chapter is entirely generic. It can be applied in any center of learning and during any period of training, residency in limited time frame, or even to the evolution of species as they gain survival skills, and build their knowledge potential to survive, another generation, calamity, meteor fall, a catastrophic disaster, or a global nuclear fall-out. Though the probability of outcome is not accurately known, it is still bounded by confidence limits.

Syed V. Ahamed

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Pressure compensated flow control valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is an air flow control valve which is capable of maintaining a constant flow at the outlet despite changes in the inlet or outlet pressure. The device consists of a shell assembly with an inlet chamber and outlet chamber separated by a separation plate. The chambers are connected by an orifice. Also located within the inlet chamber is a port controller assembly. The port controller assembly consists of a differential pressure plate and port cap affixed thereon. The cap is able to slide in and out of the orifice separating the inlet and outlet chambers. When the pressure differential is sufficient, the differential pressure plate rises or falls to maintain a constant air flow. Movement of the port controller assembly does not require the use of seals, diaphragms, tight tolerances, bushings, bearings, hinges, guides, or lubricants.

Minteer, Daniel J. (West Richland, WA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Flow optimization in diving helmets  

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Improved carbon dioxide transport from the annular space between the head and helmet is necessary to reduce fresh gas flow and associated noise. This paper gives an overview of new techniques for investigating this transport, and for optimizing helmet flow to remove CO{sub 2}. An analytical model predicts inhaled carbon dioxide fraction in terms of helmet and respiration characteristics. Fundamental behavior over a wide range of helmet parameters is computed. An experimental model uses Reynolds scaling with water and dye to simulate fresh gas and carbon dioxide respectively. The water/dye model supports measurement of inhaled dye concentration, and flow visualization. Detailed behavior is investigated for one helmet with air/CO{sub 2} and water/dye experiments. Results support validity of the analytic and water models, provide new insight to CO{sub 2} transport mechanisms, and suggest directions for optimizing helmet design.

Camperman, J.M. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL (United States). Coastal Systems Station; Tennant, J.S. [Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL (United States). Ocean Engineering Dept.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Rheo-optical determination of flow birefringence and flow dichroism with the pulsed laser method  

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Rheo-optical determination of flow birefringence and flow dichroism with the pulsed laser method online 29 August 2006 Rheo-optical measurements of the flow birefringence, flow dichroism systems under flow. However, the standard setup of an optical train, using phase modulation for the rheo-optical

479

Nuclear reactor downcomer flow deflector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A nuclear reactor having a coolant flow deflector secured to a reactor core barrel in line with a coolant inlet nozzle. The flow deflector redirects incoming coolant down an annulus between the core barrel and the reactor vessel. The deflector has a main body with a front side facing the fluid inlet nozzle and a rear side facing the core barrel. The rear side of the main body has at least one protrusion secured to the core barrel so that a gap exists between the rear side of the main body adjacent the protrusion and the core barrel. Preferably, the protrusion is a relief that circumscribes the rear side of the main body.

Gilmore, Charles B. (Greensburg, PA); Altman, David A. (Pittsburgh, PA); Singleton, Norman R. (Murrysville, PA)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

480

Dynamo action in flows with  

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Dynamo action in flows with cat's eyes A l i c e C o u r v o i s i e r A n d r e w G i l b e r t Y of k for R = 500 and the flow (2.4) and (2.5). nts k = 2.5 and k = 5 are highlighted. Magnetic field). In (a) k = 2.5 and we have 0.5 max Bz (with max Bz 0.6 max |B|), and in (b) k = 5 and the levels .65 max

Li, Yi

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Design of all-optical high-order temporal integrators based on multiple-phase-shifted Bragg gratings  

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In exact analogy with their electronic counterparts, photonic temporal integrators are fundamental building blocks for constructing all-optical circuits for ultrafast information...

Asghari, Mohammad H; Azaa, Jos

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Comments on "Microscale flow visualization"  

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We make comments on the presentation of Sinton's paper (Microfluidics and Nanofluidics {\\bf 1}: 2, 2004) about the microscale flow visualization since the effects of the roughness along the microfabricated wall upon the current macroflow visualization methods could be significant and cannot be neglected in microdomain and even nanodomain.

A. Kwang-Hua Chu

2005-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

483

Rinse trough with improved flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The troughs are suitable for one or more essentially planar objects having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs provide uniform rinse fluid flow over the objects` surfaces to accomplish a more thorough rinse than prior art troughs. 5 figs.

O`Hern, T.J.; Grasser, T.W.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

484

Shear instabilities in granular flows  

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... of sizes were also tested, but these never produced interfacial waves under any conditions. Roughening either side wall by attaching sandpaper had a minimal effect on the flow, indicating ... to 28. (The shear itself varied by less than 20%.) Second, we roughened the last 10?cm of the chute bottom, thus artificially retarding downstream particles and ...

David J. Goldfarb; Benjamin J. Glasser; Troy Shinbrot

2002-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

485

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs) are disclosed. Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics. 8 figs.

Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.; Zipperian, T.E.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

486

Data Flow Testing Neelam Gupta  

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Data Flow Testing Neelam Gupta The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and Rajiv Gupta The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Software testing techniques are designed to execute a program on a set of test cases that provide su?cient coverage under some speci#12;c well-de#12;ned test coverage criterion

Gupta, Rajiv

487

Hydroplaning of subaqueous debris flows  

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...contiguous deposit of a subaqueous flow may be fringed by discrete parcels of debris that appear to have separated from the toe of the...can be introduced at the start of the channel either from a conveyor belt or from a head tank. With the head-tank configuration...

488

Thermodynamics of urban population flows  

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Orderliness, reflected via mathematical laws, is encountered in different frameworks involving social groups. Here we show that a thermodynamics can be constructed that macroscopically describes urban population flows. Microscopic dynamic equations and simulations with random walkers underlie the macroscopic approach. Our results might be regarded, via suitable analogies, as a step towards building an explicit social thermodynamics.

A. Hernando and A. Plastino

2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

489

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs). Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Martens, Jon S. (Sunnyvale, CA); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Sedimentation Field Flow Fractionation: Applications  

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...FIELD-FLOW FRACTIONATION OF ALKALI-LIBERATED NUCLEAR POLYHEDROSIS-VIRUS FROM GYPSY-MOTH...FRACTIONATION TO RADIOACTIVE-WASTE DISPOSAL, NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY 51 : 147 ( 1980 ). SOBER...perThe SFFF separation in Fig. 9a was ic dispersant moarbitrarily concluded shortly after...

J. J. Kirkland; W. W. Yau

1982-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

491

Effect of radial transport on compressor tip clearance flow structures and enhancement of stable flow range  

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The relation between tip clearance flow structure and axial compressor stall is interrogated via numerical simulations, to determine how casing treatment can result in improved flow range. Both geometry changes and flow ...

Nolan, Sean Patrick Rock

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

A Simple Heat-Flow Quality Function And Appraisal Of Heat-Flow...  

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Simple Heat-Flow Quality Function And Appraisal Of Heat-Flow Measurements And Heat-Flow Estimates From The Uk Geothermal Catalogue Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

493

Effects of lithospheric rigidity on ocean floor bathymetry and heat flow  

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The observed quasi-rigid behaviour of surface plates in the course of their relative motion is a consequence of the high viscosity which obtains in the cold near surface region. By assigning a particular constant velocity as the upper boundary condition in a numerical model of mantle convection, we have investigated the effect of lithospheric rigidity on the variation of oceanic bathymetry and heat flow as a function of ocean floor age. Predicted variations of both bathymetry and heat flow at the surface of mantle wide convection cells which are partially heated from within, exhibit the same qualitative behaviour as data compiled for the major ocean basins. The bathymetry varies with distance x from the spreading centre initially as x/sup 1/2/ but subsequently flattens with respect to an x/sup 1/2/ reference curve whereas the heat flow closely follows an x-/sup 1/2/ decay over most of the convection cell. Consequently the viability of the mechanism for sea floor flattening proposed by Jarvis and Peltier (1980) is increased when a constant surface velocity, characteristic of rigid plates, is incorporated in the model. This model successfully predicts both that the bathymetry should flatten and that the heat flow should not.

Jarvis, G.T.; Peltier, W.R.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Spatial and Temporal Impacts on Water Consumption in Texas from Shale Gas Development and Use  

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Spatial and Temporal Impacts on Water Consumption in Texas from Shale Gas Development and Use ... Despite the water intensity of hydraulic fracturing, recent life cycle analyses have concluded that increased shale gas development will lead to net decreases in water consumption if the increased natural gas production is used at natural gas combined cycle power plants, shifting electricity generation away from coal-fired steam cycle power plants. ... This work expands on these studies by estimating the spatial and temporal patterns of changes in consumptive water use in Texas river basins during a period of rapid shale gas development and use in electricity generation from August 2008 through December 2009. ...

Adam P. Pacsi; Kelly T. Sanders; Michael E. Webber; David T. Allen

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

495

Spatial and Temporal Hadron Correlators below and above the Chiral Phase Transition  

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Hadronic correlation functions at finite temperature in QCD, with four flavours of dynamical quarks, have been analyzed both above and below the chiral symmetry restoration temperature. We have used both point and extended sources for spatial as well as temporal correlators. The effect of periodic temporal boundary conditions for the valence quarks on the spatial meson correlators has also been investigated. All our results are consistent with the existence of individual quarks at high temperatures. A measurement of the residual interaction between the quarks is presented.

G. Boyd; Sourendu Gupta; F. Karsch; E. Laermann

1994-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

496

A mathematical model for unsteady mixed flows in closed water pipes  

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We present the derivation of a new unidirectionnal model for unsteady mixed flows in non uniform closed domains. We introduce a local reference frame to take into account the local perturbation caused by the changes of section and slope. Then an asymptotic analysis is performed to obtain a model for the free surface flow and another for the pressurised flow. By coupling these models through the transition points by the use of a common set of variables and a suitable pressure law, we obtain a simple formulation called PFS-model close to the shallow water equations with source terms. It takes into account the changes of section and the slope variation in a continuous way through transition points.

Bourdarias, Christian; Gerbi, Stphane

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Assessment of wave energy variation in the Persian Gulf  

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Abstract Since wave energy has the highest marine energy density in the coastal areas, assessment of its potential is of great importance. Furthermore, long term variation of wave power must be studied to ensure the availability of stable wave energy. In this paper, wave energy potential is assessed along the southern coasts of Iran, the Persian Gulf. For this purpose, SWAN numerical model and ECMWF wind fields were used to produce the time series of wave characteristics over 25 years from 1984 till 2008. Moreover, three points in the western, central and eastern parts of the Persian Gulf were selected and the time series of energy extracted from the modeled waves were evaluated at these points. The results show that there are both seasonal and decadal variations in the wave energy trends in all considered points due to the climate variability. There was a reduction in wave power values from 1990 to 2000 in comparison with the previous and following years. Comparison of wind speed and corresponding wave power variations indicates that a small variation in the wind speed can cause a large variation in the wave power. The seasonal oscillations lead to variation of the wave power from the lowest value in summer to the highest value in winter in all considered stations. In addition, the seasonal trend of wave power changed during the decadal variation of wave power. Directional variations of wave power were also assessed during the decadal variations and the results showed that the dominant direction of wave propagation changed in the period of 1990 to 2000 especially in the western station.

B. Kamranzad; A. Etemad-shahidi; V. Chegini

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Liquid metal Flow Meter - Final Report  

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Measuring the flow of liquid metal presents serious challenges. Current commercially-available flow meters use ultrasonic, electromagnetic, and other technologies to measure flow, but are inadequate for liquid metal flow measurement because of the high temperatures required by most liquid metals. As a result of the reactivity and high temperatures of most liquid metals, corrosion and leakage become very serious safety concerns. The purpose of this project is to develop a flow meter for Lockheed Martin that measures the flow rate of molten metal in a conduit.

Andersen C, Hoogendoom S, Hudson B, Prince J, Teichert K, Wood J, Chase K

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

499

Variations in AOC and microbial diversity in an advanced water treatment plant  

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Summary The objective of this study was to evaluate the variations in assimilable organic carbon (AOC) and microbial diversities in an advanced water treatment plant. The efficiency of biofiltration on AOC removal using anthracite and granular activated carbon (GAC) as the media was also evaluated through a pilot-scale column experiment. Effects of hydrological factors (seasonal effects and river flow) on AOC concentrations in raw water samples and hydraulic retention time (HRT) of biofiltration on AOC treatment were also evaluated. Results show that AOC concentrations in raw water and clear water of the plant were about 138 and 27?g acetate-C/L, respectively. Higher AOC concentrations were observed in wet seasons probably due to the resuspension of organic-contained sediments and discharges of non-point source (NPS) pollutants from the upper catchment. This reveals that seasonal effect played an important role in the variations in influent AOC concentrations. Approximately 82% and 70% of AOC removal efficiencies were observed in GAC and anthracite columns, respectively. Results from column experiment reveal that the applied treatment processes in the plant and biofiltration system were able to remove AOC effectively. Microbial colonization on GAC and anthracite were detected via the observation of scanning electron microscopic (SEM) images. Results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), and nucleotide sequence analysis reveal significant decrease in microbial diversities after the ozonation process. Higher HRT caused higher microbial contact time, and thus, more microbial colonies and higher microbial diversity were observed in the latter part of the biofilters. Some of the dominant microbial species in the biofiltration columns belonged to the beta-proteobacterium, which might contribute to the AOC degradation. Results of this study provide us insight into the variations in AOC and microbial diversity in the advanced water treatment processes.

B.M. Yang; J.K. Liu; C.C. Chien; R.Y. Surampalli; C.M. Kao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow frictional characteristics of microencapsulated phase change material suspensions flowing through rectangular minichannels  

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An experimental investigation was conducted on the laminar flow frictional characteristics of suspensions with microencapsulated phase change material (MEPCM) in water flowing through rectangular...

Yu Rao; Frank Dammel; Peter Stephan

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z