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Model Development and Loads Analysis of a Wind Turbine on a Floating Offshore Tension Leg Platform  

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This report presents results of the analysis of a 5-MW wind turbine located on a floating offshore tension leg platform (TLP) that was conducted using the fully coupled time-domain aero-hydro-servo-elastic design code FAST with AeroDyn and HydroDyn. Models in this code are of greater fidelity than most of the models that have been used to analyze floating turbines in the past--which have neglected important hydrodynamic and mooring system effects. The report provides a description of the development process of a TLP model, which is a modified version of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology design derived from a parametric linear frequency-domain optimization process. An extensive loads and stability analysis for ultimate and fatigue loads according to the procedure of the International Electrotechnical Commission offshore wind turbine design standard was performed with the verified TLP model. Response statistics, extreme event tables, fatigue lifetimes, and selected time histories of design-driving extreme events are analyzed and presented. Loads for the wind turbine on the TLP are compared to those of an equivalent land-based turbine in terms of load ratios. Major instabilities for the TLP are identified and described.

Matha, D.; Fischer, T.; Kuhn, M.; Jonkman, J.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A knowledge base approach to the design of tension leg platforms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

follow the style of the Journal of Ocesa Engineering - An Interaatioaal Jouraal of Resemch aad tteretopment 1. eat Ulra a dfametefr dlraftl dare height paataaa flare diameter tether araterdept rfaer type of petroleum product and the distance... of the platform. This to reduce the stretch of the tethers. Reducing the stretch reduces the stress tethers hence reducing fatigue damage. Fig. 2 presents a basic TLP configuration. This figure shows a four-legged platform with flared columns, pontoons...

Rijken, Oriol Rafael

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Prediction of Experimentally Observed Behavior of a Scale Model of an Offshore Wind Turbine Supported by a Tension-Leg Platform: Preprint  

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Realizing the critical importance the role physical experimental tests play in understanding the dynamics of floating offshore wind turbines, the DeepCwind consortium conducted a one-fiftieth-scale model test program where several floating wind platforms were subjected to a variety of wind and wave loading condition at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands wave basin. This paper describes the observed behavior of a tension-leg platform, one of three platforms tested, and the systematic effort to predict the measured response with the FAST simulation tool using a model primarily based on consensus geometric and mass properties of the test specimen.

Prowell, I.; Robertson, A.; Jonkman, J.; Stewart, G. M.; Goupee, A. J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Development and Loads Analysis of an Offshore Wind Turbine on a Tension Leg Platform with a Comparison to Other Floating Turbine Concepts: April 2009  

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This report presents results of the analysis of a 5-MW wind turbine located on a floating offshore tension leg platform (TLP) that was conducted using the fully coupled time-domain aero-hydro-servo-elastic design code FAST with AeroDyn and HydroDyn. The report also provides a description of the development process of the TLP model. The model has been verified via comparisons to frequency-domain calculations. Important differences have been identified between the frequency-domain and time-domain simulations, and have generated implications for the conceptual design process. An extensive loads and stability analysis for ultimate and fatigue loads according to the procedure of the IEC 61400-3 offshore wind turbine design standard was performed with the verified TLP model. This report compares the loads for the wind turbine on the TLP to those of an equivalent land-based turbine. Major instabilities for the TLP are identified and described.

Matha, D.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration and Validation of a FAST Floating Wind Turbine Model of the DeepCwind Scaled Tension-Leg Platform: Preprint  

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With the intent of improving simulation tools, a 1/50th-scale floating wind turbine atop a TLP was designed based on Froude scaling by the University of Maine under the DeepCwind Consortium. This platform was extensively tested in a wave basin at MARIN to provide data to calibrate and validate a full-scale simulation model. The data gathered include measurements from static load tests and free-decay tests, as well as a suite of tests with wind and wave forcing. A full-scale FAST model of the turbine-TLP system was created for comparison to the results of the tests. Analysis was conducted to validate FAST for modeling the dynamics of this floating system through comparison of FAST simulation results to wave tank measurements. First, a full-scale FAST model of the as-tested scaled configuration of the system was constructed, and this model was then calibrated through comparison to the static load, free-decay, regular wave only, and wind-only tests. Next, the calibrated FAST model was compared to the combined wind and wave tests to validate the coupled hydrodynamic and aerodynamic predictive performance. Limitations of both FAST and the data gathered from the tests are discussed.

Stewart, G.; Lackner, M.; Robertson, A.; Jonkman, J.; Goupee, A.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extended tension leg platform design for offshore wind turbine systems  

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The rise of reliable wind energy application has become a primary alternative to conventional fossil fuel power plants in the United States and around the world. The feasibility of building large scale wind farms has become ...

Parker, Nicholas W. (Nicholas William)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral analysis of slender tensioned cylinder interaction  

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A Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is a floating deep-water compliant structure that utilizes a system of slender vertical tensioned structural members, i.e. tendons, to provide station keeping. In the past most emphasis has been placed on understanding...

Diao, Weiguo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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MOWII Webinar: OCGen Prototype Testing: Evaluating Buoyancy Pod/Tension Leg Platforms for Tidal Energy Development  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will present the results of the company's design, permitting, and testing of a mooring system for ocean energy devices in partnership with the U.S. Department...

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active straight leg: Topics by E-print Network  

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body. The robot Paris-Sud XI, Universit de 191 A Hybrid Experimental Platform for Sony Legged Robots Bo Li, Huosheng Hu, Libor Spacek Engineering Websites Summary: 7 A Hybrid...

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Leg 192 Preliminary Report72 Leg 192 Preliminary Report  

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Leg 192 Preliminary Report72 Figure 21 cm 70 75 80 65 60 #12;Leg 192 Preliminary Report Figure 22 73 Basalt C D E F A B #12;Leg 192 Preliminary Report74 Figure 23 #12;Leg192PreliminaryReport Figure207002120021300 21100 21000 20900 20800 Shotpoints #12;Leg192PreliminaryReport76 Figure 25 Nannofossils

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Quantitative Comparison of the Responses of Three Floating Platforms  

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This report presents a comprehensive dynamic-response analysis of three offshore floating wind turbine concepts. Models were composed of one 5-MW turbine supported on land and three 5-MW turbines located offshore on a tension leg platform, a spar buoy, and a barge. A loads and stability analysis adhering to the procedures of international design standards was performed for each model using the fully coupled time-domain aero-hydro-servo-elastic design code FAST with AeroDyn and HydroDyn. The concepts are compared based on the calculated ultimate loads, fatigue loads, and instabilities. The results of this analysis will help resolve the fundamental design trade-offs between the floating-system concepts.

Jonkman, J.; Matha, D.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION DIJKSTRA, SENGUL, WANG INTRODUCTION LINEAR THEORY MAIN THEOREMS CONCLUDING REMARKS DYNAMIC TRANSITIONS OF SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION H.Dijkstra T. Sengul S. Wang #12;SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN CONVECTION DIJKSTRA, SENGUL, WANG INTRODUCTION LINEAR THEORY MAIN THEOREMS

Wang, Shouhong

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Glosten Associates Tests Innovative High-Strength Mooring Lines...  

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

design was developed by Samson Rope Technologies for Glosten's PelaStar floating wind turbine tension-leg platform (TLP). Tension-leg platforms have been deployed for decades...

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Design of robotic quadruped legs  

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Prized for their performance on prepared surfaces, wheeled vehicles are often limited in mobility by rough and unstructured terrain. Conversely, systems that rely on legs have shown promising rough terrain performance but ...

McKenzie, Jacob Elijah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipe crawler with extendable legs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pipe crawler for moving through a pipe in inchworm fashion having front and rear leg assemblies separated by air cylinders to increase and decrease the spacing between assemblies. Each leg of the four legs of an assembly is moved between a wall-engaging, extended position and a retracted position by a separate air cylinder. The air cylinders of the leg assemblies are preferably arranged in pairs of oppositely directed cylinders with no pair lying in the same axial plane as another pair. Therefore, the cylinders can be as long a leg assembly is wide and the crawler can crawl through sections of pipes where the diameter is twice that of other sections. The crawler carries a valving system, a manifold to distribute air supplied by a single umbilical air hose to the various air cylinders in a sequence controlled electrically by a controller. The crawler also utilizes a rolling mechanism, casters in this case, to reduce friction between the crawler and pipe wall thereby further extending the range of the pipe crawler.

Zollinger, William T. (3927 Almon Dr., Martinez, GA 30907)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipe crawler with extendable legs  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pipe crawler for moving through a pipe in inchworm fashion having front and rear leg assemblies separated by air cylinders to increase and decrease the spacing between assemblies. Each leg of the four legs of an assembly is moved between a wall-engaging, extended position and a retracted position by a separate air cylinder. The air cylinders of the leg assemblies are preferably arranged in pairs of oppositely directed cylinders with no pair lying in the same axial plane as another pair. Therefore, the cylinders can be as long as a leg assembly is wide and the crawler can crawl through sections of pipes where the diameter is twice that of other sections. The crawler carries a valving system, a manifold to distribute air supplied by a single umbilical air hose to the various air cylinders in a sequence controlled electrically by a controller. The crawler also utilizes a rolling mechanism, casters in this case, to reduce friction between the crawler and pipe wall thereby further extending the range of the pipe crawler. 8 figs.

Zollinger, W.T.

1992-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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6, 1205712120, 2006 Surface tension  

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ACPD 6, 12057­12120, 2006 Surface tension: measurement, modelling and cloud activation D. O a Creative Commons License. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions Surface tensions of multi­12120, 2006 Surface tension: measurement, modelling and cloud activation D. O. Topping et al. Title Page

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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acute leg ischaemia: Topics by E-print Network  

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& width...should resemble the size of recipient's leg Provancher, William 15 OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 REPORT Geosciences Websites Summary: OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100...

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Cable tensioned membrane solar collector module with variable tension control  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a solar collector comprising a membrane for concentrating sunlight, a plurality of elongated structural members for suspending the membrane member thereon, and a plurality of control members for adjustably tensioning the membrane member, as well as for controlling a focus produced by the membrane members. Each control member is disposed at a different corresponding one of the plurality of structural members. The collector also comprises an elongated flexible tensioning member, which serves to stretch the membrane member and to thereafter hold it in tension, and a plurality of sleeve members, which serve to provide the membrane member with a desired surface contour during tensioning of the membrane member. The tensioning member is coupled to the structural members such that the tensioning member is adjustably tensioned through the structural members. The tensioning member is also coupled to the membrane member through the sleeve members such that the sleeve members uniformly and symmetrically stretch the membrane member upon applying tension to the tensioning member with the control members.

Murphy, Lawrence M. (Lakewood, CO)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cable tensioned membrane solar collector module with variable tension control  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a solar collector comprising a membrane member for concentrating sunlight, a plurality of elongated structural members for suspending the membrane member thereon, and a plurality of control members for adjustably tensioning the membrane member, as well as for controlling a focus produced by the membrane members. Each control member is disposed at a different corresponding one of the plurality of structural members. The collector also comprises an elongated flexible tensioning member, which serves to stretch the membrane member and to thereafter hold it in tension, and a plurality of sleeve members which serve to provide the membrane member with a desired surface contour during tensioning of the membrane member. The tensioning member is coupled to the structural members such that the tensioning member is adjustably tensioned through the structural members. The tensioning member is also coupled to the membrane member through the sleeve members such that the sleeve members uniformly and symmetrically stretch the membrane member upon applying tension to the tensioning member with the control members.

Murphy, L.M.

1984-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS SHAKEDOWN AND SEA TRIALS CRUISE Philip D. Rabinowitz Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 100 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 William J. Merrell Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 100 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 REPORT  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 100 REPORT NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO Philip D Rabinowitz Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 100 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 William J. Merrell Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 100 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843

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Coulomb string tension, asymptotic string tension, and the gluon chain  

DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

We compute, via numerical simulations, the non-perturbative Coulomb potential and position-space ghost propagator in pure SU(3) gauge theory in Coulomb gauge. We find that that the Coulomb potential scales nicely in accordance with asymptotic freedom, that the Coulomb potential is linear in the infrared, and that the Coulomb string tension is about four times larger than the asymptotic string tension. We explain how it is possible that the asymptotic string tension can be lower than the Coulomb string tension by a factor of four.

Greensite, Jeff; Szczepaniak, Adam P.

2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Tension Tzong-Shyng Leu  

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1 Fluidics Surface Tension Tzong-Shyng Leu IAA ­ Institute of Aeronautics and Astranautics surface tension. Cohesion and Surface Tension Molecular concept of origin of surface tension: Fluidics The cohesive forces between liquid molecules are responsible for the phenomenon known as surface tension

Leu, Tzong-Shyng "Jeremy"

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 133 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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. Davies Dr. Judith A. McKenzie Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 133 Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 133 Bureau of Mineral Resources Geological Institute, ETH Geology & Geophysics Zentiem 8092 P. O. Box 378 Zurich Canberra, 2601 global sea-level change in the Late Cenozoic and, in particular, the Quaternary. 2. To define

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 179 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 179 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS HAMMER DRILLING and NERO Dr. Jack Casey Chief.S.A. Tom Pettigrew Chief Engineer, Leg 179 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 Discovery Drive College Station, Texas 77845

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 165 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 165 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS CARIBBEAN OCEAN HISTORY AND THE CRETACEOUS Scientist, Leg 165 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 Discovery Drive College of any portion requires the written consent of the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 159 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 159 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS THE COTE D'IVOIRE - GHANA TRANSFORM MARGIN, Leg 159 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 Discovery Drive College Station requires the written consent of the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University Research Park

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 140 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 140 PRELIMINARY REPORT HOLE 504B Dr. Henry Dick Dr. Jörg Erzinger Co Giessen Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Laura Stokking Staff Scientist, Leg 140 Ocean Drilling Program Copies of this publication may be obtained from the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 110 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 110 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS LESSER ANTILLES FOREARC J. Casey Moore Staff Science Representative, Leg 110 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3469 Philip D. Direct* Ocean Drilling Program Robert B. Kidd Manager of Science Operations Ocean

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 105 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 105 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS LABRADOR SEA - BAFFIN BAY Dr. Michael A. Bradford Clement Staff Science Representative, Leg 105 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, TX 77843-3469" Philip Director Ocean Drilling Program Robert B. Kidd Manager of Science

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LEG 142 PRELIMINARY REPORT OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM  

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LEG 142 PRELIMINARY REPORT OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM ENGINEERING PRELIMINARY REPORT NO. 3 EAST PACIFIC RISE 1992 #12;OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 142 PRELIMINARY REPORT East Pacific Rise Dr. Rodey Batiza Co 96822 Mr. Michael A. Storms Operations Superintendent/ Assistant Manager of Engineering and Drilling

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 108 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 108 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS NORTHWEST AFRICA Dr. William Ruddiman Co Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Jack G. Baldauf Staff Scientist, Leg 108 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, Texas 77843-3469 Philip W Rabin Direct Ocean Drilling Program

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 118 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 118 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS FRACTURE ZONE DRILLING ON THE SOUTHWEST INDIAN Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA 02543 Andrew C. Adamson Staff Scientist, Leg 118 Ocean Drilling Program the written consent of the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University Research Park, 1000

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 172 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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Geologia, Universitá di Padova Via Giotto, 1 35137 Padova Italy Dr. Gary D. Acton Staff Scientist, Leg 172 The Blake-Bahama Outer Ridge (BBOR) and Carolina Slope (CS) form the western boundary for deep- and surface

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 149 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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Committee and the Pollution Prevention and Safety Panel. #12;Leg 149 Scientific Prospectus Page 3 ABSTRACT western Iberia to determine the changes in the physical and petrological nature of the acoustic basement

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Small membranes under negative surface tension  

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We use computer simulations and a simple free energy model to study the response of a bilayer membrane to the application of a negative (compressive) mechanical tension. Such a tension destabilizes the long wavelength undulation modes of giant vesicles, but it can be sustained when small membranes and vesicles are considered. Our negative tension simulation results reveal two regimes - (i) a weak negative tension regime characterized by stretching-dominated elasticity, and (ii) a strong negative tension regime featuring bending-dominated elastic behavior. This resembles the findings of the classic Evans and Rawicz micropipette aspiration experiment in giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) [Phys, Rev. Lett. {\\bf 64}, 2094 (1990)]. However, while in GUVs the crossover between the two elasticity regimes occurs at a small positive surface tension, in smaller membranes it takes place at a moderate negative tension. Another interesting observation concerning the response of a small membrane to negative surface tension ...

Avital, Yotam Y

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface and interfacial tensions of Hofmeister electrolytes  

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Surface and interfacial tensions of Hofmeister electrolytes Alexandre P. dos Santos and Yan Levin to account quantitatively for the surface and interfacial tensions of different electrolyte solutions can also be used to calculate the surface and the interfacial tensions of acid solutions, predicting

Levin, Yan

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Original article Growth stresses in tension wood  

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Original article Growth stresses in tension wood: role of microfibrils and lignification T Okuyama the growth stress generation in the region of normal and tension woods. growth stress/ tension wood in normal and ten- sion wood. The compressive stress from the deposition of lignin controls the level

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Tensioning device for a stretched membrane collector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a solar concentrating collector comprising an elestic membrane member for concentrating sunlight, a frame for holding the membrane member in plane and in tension, and a tensioning means for varying the tension of the membrane member. The tensioning means is disposed at the frame and is adapted to releasably attach the membrane member thereto. The tensioning means is also adapted to uniformly and symmetrically subject the membrane member to stretching forces such that membrane stresses produced thereby are distributed uniformly over a thickness of the membrane member and reciprocal twisting moments are substantially prevented from acting about said frame.

Murphy, L.M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Mechanical Reliability Prediction of Thermoelectric Legs  

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The probability of failure, Pf, for various square-arrayed thermoelectric device designs using bismuth telluride, lead telluride, or skutterudite thermoelectric materials were estimated. Only volume- or bulk-based Pf analysis was considered in this study. The effects of the choice of the thermoelectric material, the size of the leg array, the height of the thermoelectric legs, and the boundary conditions on the Pf of thermoelectric devices were investigated. Yielding of the solder contacts and mounting layer was taken into account. The modeling results showed that the use of longer legs, using skutterudites, allowing the thermoelectric device to freely deform while under a thermal gradient, and using smaller arrays promoted higher probabilities of survival.

Jadaan, Osama M. [University of Wisconsin, Platteville; Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 205 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 205 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS FLUID FLOW AND SUBDUCTION FLUXES ACROSS __________________ Dr. Jack Baldauf Deputy Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Manager and Staff Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 202 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 202 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS SOUTHEAST PACIFIC PALEOCEANOGRAPHIC TRANSECTS __________________ Dr. Jack Baldauf Deputy Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Manager and Staff Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 195 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 195 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS MARIANA CONVERGENT MARGIN/ WEST PHILIPPINE SEA Baldauf Deputy Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery and Staff Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College Station TX

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 185 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 185 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS IZU-MARIANA MARGIN Dr. Terry Plank Co France Dr. Carlota Escutia Staff Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 the written consent of the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University Research Park, 1000

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 132 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 132 PRELIMINARY REPORT ENGINEERING II: WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC Mr. Michael A. Storms Supervisor of Development Engineering Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University and Drilling Operations ODP/TAMU Timothy J.G. Francis Deputy Director ODP/TAMU September 1990 #12;This informal

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 200 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 200 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS DRILLING AT THE H2O LONG-TERM SEAFLOOR Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College Station TX 77845-9547 USA

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 104 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 104 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS NORWEGIAN SEA Olav Eldholm Co-Chief Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, Texas 77843-3469 Pni±ip o Rabinowitz Director Ocean Drilling Program Robert B Kidd Manager of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Louis E

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 191 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 191 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS NORTHWEST PACIFIC SEISMIC OBSERVATORY AND HAMMER DRILL ENGINEERING TESTS Dr. Toshihiko Kanazawa Co-Chief Scientist Earthquake Research Institute Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 199 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 199 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS PALEOGENE EQUATORIAL TRANSECT Dr. Mitchell __________________ Dr. Jack Baldauf Deputy Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Project Manager and Staff Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 196 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 196 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS LOGGING WHILE DRILLING AND ADVANCED CORKS Deputy Director of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive Scientist Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College Station TX 77845-9547 USA

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 192 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 192 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS BASEMENT DRILLING OF THE ONTONG JAVA PLATEAU of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College Station, TX Drilling Program Texas A&M University 1000 Discovery Drive College Station, TX 77845-9547 U.S.A. May 2000

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 120 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 120 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS CENTRAL KERGUELEN PLATEAU Dr. Roland Schlich Drilling Program Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77841 Philip D.VRabinowitz Director ^^~-- ODP of the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University Research Park, 1000 Discovery Drive, College Station

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 106 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 106 PRELIMINARY REPORT BARE ROCK DRILLING IN THE MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE RIFT 106 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, TX 77843-3469 ±nuwiLZ" ector ODP Drilling Program, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3469. In some cases, orders

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 109 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 109 PRELIMINARY REPORT BARE ROCK DRILLING IN THE MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE RIFT 109 Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, TX 77843-3469 Philip D. Rabinowitz Director Ocean Drilling Program Robert B. Kidd Manager of Science Operations Ocean Drilling Program Louis E

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 106 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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designed bare rock guide base and use new drilling technology. The drillship JOIDES Resolution is scheduledOCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 106 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS BARE ROCK DRILLING IN THE KANE FRACTURE ZONE Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, TX 77843-3469

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 180 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 180 PRELIMINARY REPORT ACTIVE CONTINENTAL EXTENSION IN THE WESTERN WOODLARK BASIN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Dr. Philippe Huchon CNRS, Laboratoire de Géologie ?cole Normale Supérieure and Technology University of Hawaii at Manoa 2525 Correa Road Honolulu, HI 96822-2285 U.S.A. Dr. Adam Klaus Ocean

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 132 ENGINEERING PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 132 ENGINEERING PROSPECTUS WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC Mr. Michael A. Storms Supervisor of Development Engineering Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Manager of Engineering and Drilling Operations ODP/TAMU Louis E. Garrison Deputy Director ODP

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 149 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

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, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey) Any opinions, findings Preliminary Report Page 4 The following scientists were aboard JOIDES Resolution for Leg 149 of the Ocean.S.A.) Elisabeth Gervais (INTERGEOS, Statenhof, Reaal 5Q, 2353 TK Leiderdorp, The Netherlands) Ian Gibson

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 111 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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under the international Ocean Drilling Program which is managed by Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc by the following agencies: Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (Canada) Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftOCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 111 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS DSDP HOLE 504B REVISITED Keir Becker

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 181 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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of this publication may be obtained from the ODP Publications Home Page on the World Wide Web at http K. Graber #12;Leg 181 Scientific Prospectus Page 3 ABSTRACT The circulation of cold, deep Antarctic the world ocean through the Southwest Pacific Gateway as a thermohaline drive Deep Western Boundary Current

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On surface tension for compact stars  

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In an earlier treatment it was demonstrated that general relativity gives higher values of surface tension in strange stars with quark matter than neutron stars.We generate the modified Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equation to incorporate anisotropic matter and use this to show that pressure anisotropy provides for a wide range of behaviour in the surface tension than is the case with isotropic pressures. In particular it is possible that anisotropy drastically decreases the value of the surface tension.

R. Sharma; S. D. Maharaj

2007-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropic surface tension of buckled fluid membrane  

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Solid sheets and fluid membranes exhibit buckling under lateral compression. Here, it is revealed that fluid membranes have anisotropic buckling surface tension contrary to solid sheets. Surprisingly, the surface tension perpendicular to the buckling direction shows stronger dependence than that parallel to it. Our theoretical predictions are supported by numerical simulations of a meshless membrane model. This anisotropic tension can be used to measure the membrane bending rigidity. It is also found phase synchronization occurs between multilayered buckled membranes.

Hiroshi Noguchi

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecoulements multiphasiques TD1: tension de surface  

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Ecoulements multiphasiques TD1: tension de surface UMPC. NSF16. 2009-2010 Jérôme Hoepffner & Arnaud!) - En déduire comment la tension de surface dépend de la température. - Tracez un schéma qui décrit le observez (décrire sans expliquer!) - En déduire si la tension de surface du savon est plus grande ou plus

Hoepffner, Jérôme

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EVOLVING LEG CYCLES TO PRODUCE HEXAPOD GAITS GARY B. PARKER  

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movement by the servos. The best means of combining these leg cycles into a gait cycle is learnedEVOLVING LEG CYCLES TO PRODUCE HEXAPOD GAITS GARY B. PARKER Computer Science, Connecticut College by dividing the prob- lem into two parts: leg cycle learning and gait cycle learning. Servo pulses required

Parker, Gary B.

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Apparatus for tensioning a heliostat membrane  

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An apparatus for pneumatically or hydraulically tensioning a membrane, which stretched membrane can support a reflective surface for use as a heliostat in a solar energy collection system.

Sallis, Daniel V. (P.O. Box 554, Littleton, CO 80120)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Omnidirectional holonomic platforms  

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This paper presents the concepts for a new family of wheeled platforms which feature full omnidirectionality with simultaneous and independently controlled rotational and translational motion capabilities. The authors first present the orthogonal-wheels concept and the two major wheel assemblies on which these platforms are based. They then describe how a combination of these assemblies with appropriate control can be used to generate an omnidirectional capability for mobile robot platforms. The design and control of two prototype platforms are then presented and their respective characteristics with respect to rotational and translational motion control are discussed.

Pin, F.G.; Killough, S.M.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incidence and spread of insects from bucket elevator leg boots.  

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??In commercial grain elevators and feed mills, the boot and pit areas contribute to commingling of insects with grain that moves through the elevator leg. (more)

Tilley, Dennis Ray

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncommon causes of leg ulcers: Investigative approach and therapeutics  

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Williams TN, Gladwin MT. Sickle-cell disease. Lancet . 2010A. Leg ulceration in sickle cell disease: medieval medicineDiagnosis and management of sickle cell disorders. Methods

Cruz, Maria Joo; Baudrier, Teresa; Azevedo, Filomena

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet Man-Chi Liu,ac  

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the cooling function relies on the natural conduction and/or convection. A thermoelectric (TE) chipTwo dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet actuation Man-Chi Liu,ac Jin be driven to the cooler regions via surface tension modulation by varying the temperature. The usual method

Lin, Pei-Chun

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Hull/Mooring/Riser coupled motion simulations of thruster-assisted moored platforms  

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responses. Investigation of the performance of thruster-assisted moored offshore platforms was conducted in terms of six-degree-of-freedom motions and mooring line/riser top tensions by means of a fully coupled hull/mooring/riser dynamic analysis program...

Ryu, Sangsoo

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Data-Parallel Algorithmic Modelica Extension for Efficient Execution on Multi-Core Platforms  

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A Data-Parallel Algorithmic Modelica Extension for Efficient Execution on Multi-Core Platforms-prone. To make the computational power of new multi-core architectures more easily available to Modelica modelers, we have developed the ParModelica algorithmic language ex- tension to the high-level Modelica

Zhao, Yuxiao

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Aerial Work Platform Safety Program  

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Aerial Work Platform Safety Program Updated: July 22, 2013 #12;Aerial Work Platform Safety Program ..........................................................................................................11 #12;Aerial Work Platform Safety Program 1 The official version of this information will only for establishing and maintaining the Aerial Work Platform Safety Program. Appropriate safety equipment (e

Holland, Jeffrey

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Transactional Network Platform: Applications  

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In FY13, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the Department of Energys (DOEs) Building Technologies Office (BTO) designed, prototyped and tested a transactional network platform to support energy, operational and financial transactions between any networked entities (equipment, organizations, buildings, grid, etc.). Initially, in FY13, the concept demonstrated transactions between packaged rooftop air conditioners and heat pump units (RTUs) and the electric grid using applications or "agents" that reside on the platform, on the equipment, on a local building controller or in the Cloud. The transactional network project is a multi-lab effort with Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) also contributing to the effort. PNNL coordinated the project and also was responsible for the development of the transactional network (TN) platform and three different applications associated with RTUs. This document describes two applications or "agents" in details, and also summarizes the platform. The TN platform details are described in another companion document.

Katipamula, Srinivas; Lutes, Robert G.; Ngo, Hung; Underhill, Ronald M.

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of marine microorganisms on the mechanical properties of graphite/epoxy composites  

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The petroleum industry has expressed much interest in using tension leg platform for drilling at ocean depths of 2000 meters and deeper. However, due to the tremendous weight sensitivity of the platform, Polymeric composites have been considered...

Puh, John Shui-Ming

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Curvature Dependency of Surface Tension in Multicomponent Systems  

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Curvature Dependency of Surface Tension in Multicomponent Systems Erik Santiso Dept. of Chemical InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). The effect of curvature on the surface tension of droplets for multicomponent systems, the relation between the surface tension at the surface of tension and the distance

Firoozabadi, Abbas

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Surface tension in a reactive binary mixture of incompressible fluids  

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Surface tension in a reactive binary mixture of incompressible fluids Henning Struchtrup Institute with a distributed form of surface tension. The model describes chemistry, diffusion, viscosity and heat transfer tension at the front. Keywords: Binary mixtures, Surface tension, Irreversible thermodynamics, Hele

Struchtrup, Henning

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ccsd00004127, ON THE SURFACE TENSIONS OF BINARY MIXTURES  

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ccsd­00004127, version 1 ­ 2 Feb 2005 ON THE SURFACE TENSIONS OF BINARY MIXTURES JEAN RUIZ Abstract tensions and the concentrations are brie y reviewed. Key Words: Surface tensions, binary mixtures the corresponding surface tension depends on the composition of the mixture. Some relationship is expected which

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ccsd00004106, ON THE STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND SURFACE TENSIONS  

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ccsd­00004106, version 1 ­ 31 Jan 2005 ON THE STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND SURFACE TENSIONS OF BINARY the surface tension of the mixture and the concentrations. Key words: Surface tensions, binary mixtures.Ruiz@cpt.univ-mrs.fr #12; 2 J. DE CONINCK, S. MIRACLE#21;SOL?, AND J. RUIZ 1. Introduction The notion of surface tension

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A RESISTIVE FORCE MODEL FOR LEGGED LOCOMOTION ON GRANULAR MEDIA*  

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on granular surfaces like sand and gravel. Understanding the mechanics of legged locomotion on granular media and kinematics, e.g., a bio-inspired robot L-leg rotated through uniform granular media (loosely packed ~ 1 mm including insects, lizards, and mammals encounter granular surfaces like sand and gravel in their natural

Goodisman, Michael

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 171A SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 171A SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS BARBADOS ACCRETIONARY PRISM LOGGING WHILE DRILLING (LWD) Dr. J. Casey Moore Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 171A University of California, Santa Cruz Earth Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 Discovery Drive College Station, Texas 77845

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Surface Energy,Surface Energy, Surface Tension & Shape of CrystalsSurface Tension & Shape of Crystals  

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Surface Energy,Surface Energy, Surface Tension & Shape of CrystalsSurface Tension & Shape of shapes of crystals are important: (i) growth shape and (ii) equilibrium shape Surface/interface energy surfaces. The joining of two phases creates an interface. (Two orientations of the same crystalline phase

Subramaniam, Anandh

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Effect of Contact Line Curvature on Solid-Fluid Surface Tensions Without Line Tension C. A. Ward* and Jiyu Wu  

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Effect of Contact Line Curvature on Solid-Fluid Surface Tensions Without Line Tension C. A. Ward neglected adsorption at the solid-liquid interface and its effect on the surface tension of this interface-liquid interface can be determined, as can the surface tensions of the solid-liquid and solid-vapor interfaces. DOI

Ward, Charles A.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymmetrical inverter legs Sample Search...  

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asymmetric states to be observed in the front lateral leg pair... controllers adds two new asymmetric states: the left leg is in flight while the right leg is in stance... these...

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On Relation Between the Quark Gluon Bag Surface Tension and the Colour Tube String Tension  

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Here we revisit the bag phenomenology of the deconfining phase transition to replenish it by introducing systematically the bag surface tension. Comparing the free energy of such bags and that one of the strings confining the static quark-antiquark pair, we express the string tension in terms of the bag surface tension and thermal pressure in order to estimate the bag characteristics using the lattice QCD data. Our analysis of the bag entropy density demonstrates that the surface tension coefficient is amazingly negative at the cross-over (continuous transition). This approach allows us to naturally account for an appearance of a very pronounced maximum (observed in the lattice QCD simulations) of the entropy of the bound static quark-antiquark pair. The vicinity of the (tri)critical endpoint is also analyzed to clarify the meaning of vanishing surface tension coefficient.

K. A. Bugaev; G. M. Zinovjev

2010-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Service platform strategy : social networking and mobile service platform perspectives  

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The significance of the service platform is increasing, while studies on this phenomenon remain scarce and insufficient. Most of the researches focus on products, market segmentation and how platform triggers innovation ...

Yoo, Jang Hoon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Common tester platform concept.  

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This report summarizes the results of a case study on the doctrine of a common tester platform, a concept of a standardized platform that can be applicable across the broad spectrum of testing requirements throughout the various stages of a weapons program, as well as across the various weapons programs. The common tester concept strives to define an affordable, next-generation design that will meet testing requirements with the flexibility to grow and expand; supporting the initial development stages of a weapons program through to the final production and surveillance stages. This report discusses a concept investing key leveraging technologies and operational concepts combined with prototype tester-development experiences and practical lessons learned gleaned from past weapons programs.

Hurst, Michael James

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

The Surface Tension of Magnetized Quark Matter  

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The surface tension of quark matter plays a crucial role for the possibility of quark matter nucleation during the formation of compact stellar objects and also for the existence of a mixed phase within hybrid stars. However, despite its importance, this quantity does not have a well established numerical value. Some early estimates have predicted that, at zero temperature, the value falls within the wide range $\\gamma_0\\approx10-300{\\rm\\ MeV/fm^2}$ but, very recently, different model applications have reduced these numerical values to fall within the range $\\gamma_0\\approx5-30{\\rm\\ MeV/fm^2}$ which would favor the phase conversion process as well as the appearance of a mixed phase in hybrid stars. In magnetars one should also account for the presence of very high magnetic fields which may reach up to about $ eB\\approx 3-30\\, m_\\pi^2$ ($B \\approx 10^{19}-10^{20} \\,G$) at the core of the star so that it may also be important to analyze how the presence of a magnetic field affects the surface tension. With this aim we consider magnetized two flavor quark matter, described by the Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model. We show that although the surface tension oscillates around its B=0 value, when $0 surface tension value drops by about 30% while for $eB \\gtrsim 10\\, m_\\pi^2$ it quickly raises with the field intensity so that the phase conversion and the presence of a mixed phase should be suppressed if extremely high fields are present. We also investigate how thermal effects influence the surface tension for magnetized quark matter.

A. F. Garcia; M. B. Pinto

2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

90

Transitions of tethered chain molecules under tension  

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An applied tension force changes the equilibrium conformations of a polymer chain tethered to a planar substrate and thus affects the adsorption transition as well as the coil-globule and crystallization transitions. Conversely, solvent quality and surface attraction are reflected in equilibrium force-extension curves that can be measured in experiments. To investigate these effects theoretically, we study tethered chains under tension with Wang-Landau simulations of a bond-fluctuation lattice model. Applying our model to pulling experiments on biological molecules we obtain a good description of experimental data in the intermediate force range, where universal features dominate and finite size effects are small. For tethered chains in poor solvent, we observe the predicted two-phase coexistence at transitions from the globule to stretched conformations and also discover direct transitions from crystalline to stretched conformations. A phase portrait for finite chains constructed by evaluating the density of states for a broad range of solvent conditions and tensions shows how increasing tension leads to a disappearance of the globular phase. For chains in good solvents tethered to hard and attractive surfaces we find the predicted scaling with the chain length in the low-force regime and show that our results are well described by an analytical, independent-bond approximation for the bond-fluctuation model for the highest tensions. Finally, for a hard or slightly attractive surface the stretching of a tethered chain is a conformational change that does not correspond to a phase transition. However, when the surface attraction is sufficient to adsorb a chain it will undergo a desorption transition at a critical value of the applied force. Our results for force-induced desorption show the transition to be discontinuous with partially desorbed conformations in the coexistence region.

Jutta Luettmer-Strathmann; Kurt Binder

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

91

CMPack: A Complete Software System for Autonomous Legged Soccer Robots  

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CMPack: A Complete Software System for Autonomous Legged Soccer Robots Scott Lenser James Bruce exposed strengths and weaknesses in each com- ponent, and led to improvements and extensions that made

Veloso, Manuela M.

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A discontinuous Galerkin front tracking method for two-phase flows with surface tension  

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Oran, and M. J. Fritts, Surface tension and viscosity withrepresentation of surface tension, Int. J. Numer. Meth.interfaces involving surface tension and general geometries.

Nguyen, V.-T.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Biosurfactant Production by Bacteria in the Phyllosphere: Relieving the Tension of Life on a Surface  

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analyzed mass spectra and surface tension measurements, A.B.by liquids: dependence on surface tension, wettability, andby liquids: dependence on surface tension, wettability, and

Burch, Adrien Yuan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A discontinuous Galerkin front tracking method for two-phase flows with surface tension  

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Oran, and M. J. Fritts, Surface tension and viscosity withinterfaces involving surface tension and general geometries.representation of surface tension, Int. J. Numer. Meth.

Nguyen, V.-T.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Versatile Surface Tension and Adhesion for SPH Fluids Nadir Akinci  

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Versatile Surface Tension and Adhesion for SPH Fluids Nadir Akinci University of Freiburg Gizem as a result of the impact of a water droplet into a filled container. Our surface tension force allows such as surface tension and adhesion emerge as a result of inter-molecular forces in a microscopic scale

Teschner, Matthias

96

A new implicit surface tension implementation for interfacial flows  

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A new implicit surface tension implementation for interfacial flows S. Hysing Abstract A new implementation of surface tension effects in interfacial flow codes is proposed which is both fully implicit, which is used to regularize the discon- tinuous surface tension force term. The regularization can

Frey, Pascal

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Diuse interface surface tension models in an expanding ow  

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Diuse interface surface tension models in an expanding ow Wangyi Liu, Andrea L. Bertozzi , and Theodore Kolokolnikov November 22, 2010 Abstract We consider a diusive interface surface tension model principle. 1 Background There is a need to develop simple computational models for surface tension

Soatto, Stefano

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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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A MOLECULAR THEORY OF SURFACE TENSION IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS  

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1187 A MOLECULAR THEORY OF SURFACE TENSION IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS J. D. PARSONS Departamento de 1976, accepte le 10 mai 1976) Résumé. - On calcule la tension superficielle à la surface libre d le plan de la surface; b) il y a un saut de la tension de surface à la transition nématique

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Accepted Manuscript Variational formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting  

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Accepted Manuscript Variational formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting Gustavo C formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting, Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. (2011), doi: 10 formulations for surface tension, capillarity and wetting Gustavo C. Buscagliaa,b, , Roberto F. Ausasa,b a

Frey, Pascal

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Quantification of surface tension and internal pressure generated by single  

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Quantification of surface tension and internal pressure generated by single mitotic cells Elisabeth of a liquid cell interior, the surface tension is related to the local curvature and the hydrostatic pressure measured confined cell shapes to shapes obeying Laplace's law with uniform surface tension and find

Jülicher, Frank

102

Ecoulements multiphasiques TD1: tension de surface: Correction  

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Ecoulements multiphasiques TD1: tension de surface: Correction UMPC. NSF16. 2009-2010 Jérôme Hoepffner & Arnaud Antkowiak Ex1: Variation de la tension de surface et mouvements Film1: On chauffe la fluide qui les supporte. Schéma: Analyse: Nous avons vu en cours que la tension de surface pouvait varier

Hoepffner, Jérôme

103

Surface Tension and the Cosmological Constant  

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The astronomically observed value of the cosmological constant is small but non-zero. This raises two questions together known as the cosmological constant problem a) why is lambda so nearly zero? b) why is lambda not EXACTLY zero? Sorkin has proposed that b) can be naturally explained as a one by square root N fluctuation by invoking discreteness of spacetime at the Planck scale due to quantum gravity. In this paper we shed light on these questions by developing an analogy between the cosmological constant and the surface tension of membranes. The ``cosmological constant problem'' has a natural analogue in the membrane context: the vanishingly small surface tension of fluid membranes provides an example where question a) above arises and is answered. We go on to find a direct analogue of Sorkin's proposal for answering question b) in the membrane context, where the discreteness of spacetime translates into the molecular structure of matter. We propose analogue experiments to probe a small and fluctuating surface tension in fluid membranes. A counterpart of dimensional reduction a la Kaluza-Klein and large extra dimensions also appears in the physics of fluid membranes.

Joseph Samuel; Supurna Sinha

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

104

Oxygen Tension Modulates Neurite Outgrowth in PC12 Cells Through A Mechanism Involving HIF and VEGF  

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neural repair. Keywords Oxygen tension . Neurite extension .respective physiological oxygen microenvironments (Chen etet al. 2008). For example, oxygen tension differentially

Genetos, Damian C.; Cheung, Whitney K.; Decaris, Martin L.; Leach, J. Kent

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Universal Developer Platform for MachinePlatform for Machine  

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1 Universal Developer Platform for MachinePlatform for Machine Control Applications Hansjoerg will need some things: · Senses · Means June 24-26, 2008 ETH Zurich #12;2 And for Machine Control? June 24 ETH Zurich Conclusion: big effort for things that have little to do with Machine Control Multi

106

Turbine blade platform seal  

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A rotating blade group 90 for a turbo-machine having an improved device for sealing the gap 110 between the edges 112,114 of adjacent blade platforms 96,104. The gap 110 between adjacent blades 92,100 is sealed by a seal pin 20 its central portion 110 and by a seal plate 58,60 at each of the front 54 and rear 56 portions. The seal plates 58,60 are inserted into corresponding grooves 62,64 formed in the adjacent edges 112,114 of adjoining blades 92,100 and held in place by end plates 40,42. The end of the seal plates 58,60 may be chamfered 78,80 to improve the seal against the end plate 40,42. The seal pin 20 provides the required damping between the blades 92,100 and the seal plates 58,60 provide improved sealing effectiveness.

Zagar, Thomas W. (Winter Springs, FL); Schiavo, Anthony L. (Oviedo, FL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Tracking Software Platform  

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Acceleration has created an interactive energy tracking and visualization platform that supports decreasing electric, water, and gas usage. Homeowners have access to tools that allow them to gauge their use and track progress toward a smaller energy footprint. Real estate agents have access to consumption data, allowing for sharing a comparison with potential home buyers. Home builders have the opportunity to compare their neighborhood's energy efficiency with competitors. Home energy raters have a tool for gauging the progress of their clients after efficiency changes. And, social groups are able to help encourage members to reduce their energy bills and help their environment. EnergyIT.com is the business umbrella for all energy tracking solutions and is designed to provide information about our energy tracking software and promote sales. CompareAndConserve.com (Gainesville-Green.com) helps homeowners conserve energy through education and competition. ToolsForTenants.com helps renters factor energy usage into their housing decisions.

Ryan Davis; Nathan Bird; Rebecca Birx; Hal Knowles

2011-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

108

Pressurized water nuclear reactor system with hot leg vortex mitigator  

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A pressurized water nuclear reactor system includes a vortex mitigator in the form of a cylindrical conduit between the hot leg conduit and a first section of residual heat removal conduit, which conduit leads to a pump and a second section of residual heat removal conduit leading back to the reactor pressure vessel. The cylindrical conduit is of such a size that where the hot leg has an inner diameter D.sub.1, the first section has an inner diameter D.sub.2, and the cylindrical conduit or step nozzle has a length L and an inner diameter of D.sub.3 ; D.sub.3 /D.sub.1 is at least 0.55, D.sub.2 is at least 1.9, and L/D.sub.3 is at least 1.44, whereby cavitation of the pump by a vortex formed in the hot leg is prevented.

Lau, Louis K. S. (Monroeville, PA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quark-Gluon Bags with Surface Tension  

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The temperature and chemical potential dependent surface tension of bags is introduced into the gas of quark-gluon bags model. This resolves a long standing problem of a unified description of the first and second order phase transition with the cross-over. Such an approach is necessary to model the complicated properties of quark-gluon plasma and hadronic matter from the first principles of statistical mechanics. The suggested model has an exact analytical solution and allows one to rigorously study the vicinity of the critical endpoint of the deconfinement phase transition. The existence of higher order phase transitions at the critical endpoint is discussed. In addition, we found that at the curve of a zero surface tension coefficient there must exist the surface induced phase tranition of the 2$^{nd}$ or higher order, which separates the pure quark gluon plasma (QGP) from the cross-over states, that are the mixed states of hadrons and QGP bags. Thus, the present model predicts that the critical endpoint of quantum chromodynamics is the tricritical endpoint.

Kyrill Bugaev

2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Curved and diffuse interface effects on the nuclear surface tension  

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We redefine the surface tension coefficient for a nuclear Fermi-liquid drop with a finite diffuse layer. Following Gibbs-Tolman concept, we introduce the equimolar radius R_e of sharp surface droplet at which the surface tension is applied and the radius of tension surface R_s which provides the minimum of the surface tension coefficient \\sigma. This procedure allows us to derive both the surface tension and the corresponding curvature correction (Tolman length) correctly for the curved and diffuse interface. We point out that the curvature correction depends significantly on the finite diffuse interface. This fact is missed in traditional nuclear considerations of curvature correction to the surface tension. We show that Tolman's length \\xi is negative for nuclear Fermi-liquid drop. The value of the Tolman length is only slightly sensitive to the Skyrme force parametrization and equals \\xi=-0.36 fm.

V. M. Kolomietz; S. V. Lukyanov; A. I. Sanzhur

2012-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Toolbox Safety Talk Articulating Boom Work Platforms  

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Toolbox Safety Talk Articulating Boom Work Platforms Environmental Health & Safety Facilities sign-in sheet to Environmental Health & Safety for recordkeeping. Articulating boom work platforms Articulating Boom Work Platforms Environmental Health & Safety Facilities Safety & Health Section 395 Pine Tree

Pawlowski, Wojtek

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next-generation sequencing platforms | EMSL  

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next-generation sequencing platforms next-generation sequencing platforms Leads No leads are available at this time. The Epsomitic Phototrophic Microbial Mat of Hot Lake,...

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Modularization to Support Multiple Brand Platforms  

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Methods to determine acceptable architecture for multiple platforms supporting multiple brands must represent both platform cost saving commonization as well as revenue enhancing brand distinctions. Functional architecting ...

Agus, Sudjianto

2001-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and control of multimodal single-legged vehicles with variable geometry reaction wheel arrays  

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of the Mitsubishi PA-10 robot arm harmonic drive system,leg and arms stems directly from the design of the robot;Arm Suspension Mechanism for an Underactuated Single Legged Hopping Robot.

Schmidt-Wetekam, Christopher

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leg 163X Cruise Report -Appendix A: XRF analyses Shorebased XRF analyses  

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Leg 163X Cruise Report - Appendix A: XRF analyses A-1 Appendix A Shorebased XRF analyses #12;Leg 163X Cruise Report - Appendix A: XRF analyses A-2 Appendix A. Shorebased XRF Analyses (Major Elements

Thy, Peter

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Evaluation of Critical Habitat for the California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii)  

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With Comparisons to Rana Aurora and Rana Pretiosa. Copeia.M. Jennings. May 1996. Rana aurora- Red -legged Frog [WebRed- Legged Frog, Rana aurora, Tadpoles. Animal Behaviour

Allen, Michael F.; Tennant, Tracy

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forward and reverse genetic approaches to identify genes involved in leg morphogenesis in Drosophila  

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Development of Drosophila leg imaginal discs provides an ideal model to study hormone-regulated morphogenesis. During the onset of metamorphosis, a pulse of ecdysone triggers the rapid transformation of flat leg imaginal ...

Wang, Xiaochen

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a quasi-passive parallel leg exoskeleton to augment load carrying for walking  

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Biomechanical experiments suggest that it may be possible to build a leg exoskeleton to reduce the metabolic cost of walking while carrying a load. A quasi-passive, leg exoskeleton is presented that is designed to assist ...

Valiente, Andrew (Andrew J.)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eduardo TorresJara 6.894 Legged Locomotion  

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. Each arm has three DOF, one in the elbow and two in the shoulder. The neck has two DOF. This robot hasEduardo Torres­Jara 6.894 Legged Locomotion Final Project Force Control for the robot ``Coco'' Introduction The goal of this project is to make ``Coco'' walk. Coco is a gorilla­like robot. This robot has

Torres-Jara, Eduardo

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Eduardo Torres-Jara 6.894 Legged Locomotion  

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arm has three DOF, one in the elbow and two in the shoulder. The neck has two DOF. This robot hasEduardo Torres-Jara 6.894 Legged Locomotion Final Project Force Control for the robot "Coco" Introduction The goal of this project is to make "Coco" walk. Coco is a gorilla-like robot. This robot has two

Torres-Jara, Eduardo

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 124E ENGINEERING PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 124E ENGINEERING PROSPECTUS PHILIPPINE SEA Michael A. Storms Supr. of Development Engineering Ocean Drilling Program Texas A & M University College Station, Texas 77840 Philip D. Rabinowitz Director ODP/TAMU- Barry W. Harding Manager of Engineering and Drilling Operations ODP/TAMU Louis

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 142 ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 142 ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS EAST PACIFIC RISE Mr. Michael A. Storms Operations Superintendent/ Assistant Manager of Engineering and Drilling Operations Ocean Drilling Program Texas A&M University Research Park 1000 Discovery Drive College Station, Texas 77845

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Evolutionary Robotics for Legged Machines: From Simulation to Physical Reality  

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. While most robotic systems are use position-controlled actuators whose exact extension can be set that tracks the red ball on the foot of one of the legs of the machine (see inset in Figure 1b for a view from] describe many other interesting hardware experiments evolving controllers for wheeled robots #12;(a) (b) (c

Bongard, Josh

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 171B SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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on the World Wide Web at http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications. D I S C L A I M E R This publication and the Pollution Prevention and Safety Panel. #12;Leg 171B Scientific Prospectus Page 3 ABSTRACT The origin of deep in which deep-water formation and global temperature gradients may have been much different from well

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Introduction Running by legged arthropods is well modeled as a spring-  

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of extensor tendons or apodemes (Bennet-Clark, 1975; Katz and Gosline, 1992). The legs of arthropods

Dudek, Daniel M.

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Steady periodic gravity waves with surface tension  

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In this paper we consider two-dimensional, stratified, steady water waves propagating over an impermeable flat bed and with a free surface. The motion is assumed to be driven by capillarity (that is, surface tension) on the surface and a gravitational force acting on the body of the fluid. We prove the existence of global continua of classical solutions that are periodic and traveling. This is accomplished by first constructing a 1-parameter family of laminar flow solutions, $\\mathcal{T}$, then applying bifurcation theory methods to obtain local curves of small amplitude solutions branching from $\\mathcal{T}$ at an eigenvalue of the linearized problem. Each solution curve is then continued globally by means of a degree theoretic theorem in the spirit of Rabinowitz. Finally, we complement the degree theoretic picture by proving an alternate global bifurcation theorem via the analytic continuation method of Dancer.

Samuel Walsh

2009-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Viscous fingering at ultralow interfacial tension  

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We experimentally study the viscous fingering instability in a fluid-fluid phase separated colloid-polymer mixture by means of laser scanning confocal microscopy and microfluidics. We focus on three aspects of the instability. (i) The interface between the two demixed phases has an ultralow surface tension, such that we can address the role of thermal interface fluctuations. (ii) We image the interface in three dimensions allowing us to study the interplay between interface curvature and flow. (iii) The displacing fluid wets all walls completely, in contrast to traditional viscous fingering experiments, in which the displaced fluid wets the walls. We also perform lattice Boltzmann simulations, which help to interpret the experimental observations.

Siti Aminah Setu; Ioannis Zacharoudiou; Gareth J. Davies; Denis Bartolo; Sebastien Moulinet; Ard A. Louis; Julia M. Yeomans; Dirk G. A. L. Aarts

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Quasi-Static Analysis of a Leg-Wheel Hybrid Vehicle for Enhancing Stair Climbing Ability  

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Quasi-Static Analysis of a Leg-Wheel Hybrid Vehicle for Enhancing Stair Climbing Ability Pattaramon}@kmutt.ac.th stl@kmitnb.ac.th Abstract - This paper presents quasi-static analysis of a leg- wheel hybrid vehicle. Index Terms - Leg-Wheel hybrid vehicle, Stair climbing ability, Quasi-static analysis I. INTRODUCTION

Laksanacharoen, Sathaporn

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6. Instabilities 6.1 Surface tension driven instabilities  

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6. Instabilities Apple® #12;6.1 Surface tension driven instabilities ? ? Es min, but slow Es · · #P1 a b Pb Pa #P2 - + viscous stress $ unstable surface tension $ stable (at the onset ! non linear;dynamics: viscous forces or inertia? viscous flow: Ohnesorge number inertia: ! inertia! viscous 6.1 Surface

Bico,José

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Lecture Ch. 5a Surface tension (Kelvin effect)  

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1 Lecture Ch. 5a · Surface tension (Kelvin effect) ­ Hygroscopic growth (subsaturated humidity Surface Tension · By definition · By 1st Law (modified for surface area change) Kelvin Effect · Force: What happens to condensed H2O? ­ Precipitation processes Surface Thermodynamics · Surfaces require

Russell, Lynn

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Lecture Ch. 5a Surface tension (Kelvin effect)  

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1 Lecture Ch. 5a · Surface tension (Kelvin effect) ­ Hygroscopic growth (subsaturated humidity: · Expansion against pressure difference Surface Tension · By definition · By 1st Law (modified for surface) ­ Saturation · Chemical potential (Raoult effect) · Nucleation ­ Competition between surface and chemical

Russell, Lynn

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On the Early Tension between String Theory and Phenomenology  

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On the Early Tension between String Theory and Phenomenology L. Clavelli Department of Physics noticeable tension between string theory and phenomenology in particle physics. It is interesting to muse theory and phenomenology is more easily understandable than that of the early days. Today it is primarily

Clavelli, Louis J.

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Communication platform for open heterogeneous MASs  

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(Technical Computer Science) Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann (Computer Graphics) #12;Communication platform

Zachmann, Gabriel

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National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project  

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April through June 2008 update on activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project.

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2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MOWII Webinar: OCGen Prototype Testing: Evaluating Buoyancy Pod...  

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Tidal Energy Development MOWII Webinar: OCGen Prototype Testing: Evaluating Buoyancy PodTension Leg Platforms for Tidal Energy Development November 13, 2014 10:00AM to 10:45AM...

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Dynamic Transitions of Surface Tension Driven Convection  

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We study the well-posedness and dynamic transitions of the surface tension driven convection in a three-dimensional (3D) rectangular box with non-deformable upper surface and with free-slip boundary conditions. It is shown that as the Marangoni number crosses the critical threshold, the system always undergoes a dynamic transition. In particular, two different scenarios are studied. In the first scenario, a single mode losing its stability at the critical parameter gives rise to either a Type-I (continuous) or a Type-II (jump) transition. The type of transitions is dictated by the sign of a computable non-dimensional parameter, and the numerical computation of this parameter suggests that a Type-I transition is favorable. The second scenario deals with the case where the geometry of the domain allows two critical modes which possibly characterize a hexagonal pattern. In this case we show that the transition can only be either a Type-II or a Type-III (mixed) transition depending on another computable non-dimensional parameter. We only encountered Type-III transition in our numerical calculations. The second part of the paper deals with the well-posedness and existence of global attractors for the problem.

Henk Dijkstra; Taylan Sengul; Shouhong Wang

2011-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic and expression analysis of enabled in Drosophila leg segmentation  

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the UAS/GAL4 (Brand and Perrimon, 1993) system gives rise to tarsal segment fusions (Buckles et al. , in preparation). The fusion phenotype is not observed when a form of Abl lacking the kinase activity is over-expressed, hence the kinase function... tested for dominant enhancement of the GOF ab/ fusion phenotype. Seventeen interacting loci were recovered: one copy of the deficiency in that sensitized background was sufficient to give a leg phenotype (tarsal segment fusion, ectopic joints, shorter...

Ramel, Marie-Christine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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On stability condition for bifluid flows with surface tension : application to microfluidics  

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On stability condition for bifluid flows with surface tension : application to microfluidics C immiscible bifluid flows with surface tension are here considered. Since Brackbill, Kothe and Zemach (J mixing dynamics inside microdroplets. Key words: surface tension, curvature, stability condition, bifluid

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Surface tension in bilayer membranes with fixed projected area  

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We study the elastic response of bilayer membranes with fixed projected area to both stretching and shape deformations. A surface tension is associated to each of these deformations. By using model amphiphilic membranes and computer simulations, we are able to observe both the types of deformation, and thus, both the surface tensions, related to each type of deformation, are measured for the same system. These surface tensions are found to assume different values in the same bilayer membrane: in particular they vanish for different values of the projected area. We introduce a simple theory which relates the two quantities and successfully apply it to the data obtained with computer simulations.

Alberto Imparato

2006-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Tension in the Recent Type Ia Supernovae Datasets  

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In the present work, we investigate the tension in the recent Type Ia supernovae (SNIa) datasets Constitution and Union. We show that they are in tension not only with the observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy and the baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO), but also with other SNIa datasets such as Davis and SNLS. Then, we find the main sources responsible for the tension. Further, we make this more robust by employing the method of random truncation. Based on the results of this work, we suggest two truncated versions of the Union and Constitution datasets, namely the UnionT and ConstitutionT SNIa samples, whose behaviors are more regular.

Hao Wei

2010-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract This paper presents a six-legged, sprawl-tuned autonomous robot (STAR). This novel robot has a variable leg  

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and energy consumption, the robot is fitted with radially spoked legs which can perform almost like regularAbstract² This paper presents a six-legged, sprawl-tuned autonomous robot (STAR). This novel robot advantages over wheeled vehicles for off-road locomotion, such as in caves and collapsed buildings

Fearing, Ron

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aponeurotic tension model Sample Search...  

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2 3 4 5 > >> 21 Coaction of intercellular adhesion and cortical tension specifies tissue surface tension Summary: , an explicit model for the depen- dence of tissue surface...

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Climate-derived tensions in Arctic security.  

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Globally, there is no lack of security threats. Many of them demand priority engagement and there can never be adequate resources to address all threats. In this context, climate is just another aspect of global security and the Arctic just another region. In light of physical and budgetary constraints, new security needs must be integrated and prioritized with existing ones. This discussion approaches the security impacts of climate from that perspective, starting with the broad security picture and establishing how climate may affect it. This method provides a different view from one that starts with climate and projects it, in isolation, as the source of a hypothetical security burden. That said, the Arctic does appear to present high-priority security challenges. Uncertainty in the timing of an ice-free Arctic affects how quickly it will become a security priority. Uncertainty in the emergent extreme and variable weather conditions will determine the difficulty (cost) of maintaining adequate security (order) in the area. The resolution of sovereignty boundaries affects the ability to enforce security measures, and the U.S. will most probably need a military presence to back-up negotiated sovereignty agreements. Without additional global warming, technology already allows the Arctic to become a strategic link in the global supply chain, possibly with northern Russia as its main hub. Additionally, the multinational corporations reaping the economic bounty may affect security tensions more than nation-states themselves. Countries will depend ever more heavily on the global supply chains. China has particular needs to protect its trade flows. In matters of security, nation-state and multinational-corporate interests will become heavily intertwined.

Backus, George A.; Strickland, James Hassler

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Optical control of surface-tension effects in complex nanofluids  

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We study coupling between light and nano-particle suspensions, through surface-tension effects in capillaries. Increasing light intensity far-away from the interface causes huge changes in the fluid level, manifesting ...

Rotschild, Carmel

145

Softening of edges of solids by surface tension  

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Surface tension tends to minimize the area of interfaces between pieces of matter in different thermodynamic phases, be they in the solid or the liquid state. This can be relevant for the macroscopic shape of very soft solids, and lead to a roughening of initially sharp edges. We calculate this effect for a neo-Hookean elastic solid, with assumptions corresponding to actual experiments, namely the case where an initially sharp edge is rounded by the effect of surface tension felt when the fluid surrounding the soft solid (and so surface tension) is changed at the solid/liquid boundary. We consider two opposite limits where the analysis can be carried to the end, the one of a shallow angle and the one of a very sharp angle. Both cases yield a discontinuity of curvature in the state with surface tension although the initial state had a discontinuous slope.

Serge Mora; Yves Pomeau

2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

146

Dropwise Condensation of Low Surface Tension Fluids on Omniphobic Surfaces  

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Compared to the significant body of work devoted to surface engineering for promoting dropwise condensation heat transfer of steam, much less attention has been dedicated to fluids with lower interfacial tension. A vast ...

Rykaczewski, Konrad

147

Dynamic stability of running: The effects of speed and leg amputations on the maximal Lyapunov exponent  

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In this paper, we study dynamic stability during running, focusing on the effects of speed, and the use of a leg prosthesis. We compute and compare the maximal Lyapunov exponents of kinematic time-series data from subjects with and without unilateral transtibial amputations running at a wide range of speeds. We find that the dynamics of the affected leg with the running-specific prosthesis are less stable than the dynamics of the unaffected leg and also less stable than the biological legs of the non-amputee runners. Surprisingly, we find that the center-of-mass dynamics of runners with two intact biological legs are slightly less stable than those of runners with amputations. Our results suggest that while leg asymmetries may be associated with instability, runners may compensate for this effect by increased control of their center-of-mass dynamics.

Look, Nicole [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)] [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Arellano, Christopher J.; Grabowski, Alena M.; Kram, Rodger [Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)] [Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); McDermott, William J. [The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Murray, Utah 84107 (United States)] [The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Murray, Utah 84107 (United States); Bradley, Elizabeth [Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (United States)] [Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (United States)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameters Identification for Motorcycle Simulator's Platform Characterization  

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Parameters Identification for Motorcycle Simulator's Platform Characterization L. Nehaoua H modeling and parameters identification of a motorcycle simulator's platform. This model begins with some (cars and motorcycles) is possible by taking in care some characteristics of land vehicles. Indeed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Arduino: An Open Electronics Prototyping Platform  

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Arduino: An Open Electronics Prototyping Platform Abstract Arduino is a platform for prototyping and library for writing code to control the board. Arduino comes from a philosophy of learning by doing the Arduino prototyping platform. This paper discusses related work, the educational and design context within

Herr, Hugh

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ateleia glazioviana leg Sample Search Results  

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HYBRID LEG-WHEEL ROBOT Kawee Suwannasit and Sathaporn Laksanacharoen Mechanical... ABSTRACT This work described the design and construction of a combination of a...

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An evaluation of standing-induced lower leg edema as a function of floor surace  

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of Tukey Mean Separation Analysis of Floor Surface Rankings 34 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 Volume Measurement of the Ankle/Foot Region. 16 2 Above-Knee Region (Leg Region A): Percent Volume Change by Floor Surface and Gender. . . 24 3 Below...-Knee Region (Leg Region B): Percent Volume Change by Floor Surface and Gender. . . 25 4 Ankle/Foot Region (Leg Region C): Percent Volume Change by Floor Surface and Gender. . . 26 5 Above-Knee Region (Leg Region A): Percent Volume Change by Week...

DiSalvi, Lawrence Roberts

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

FPGA Implementation of a General Space Vector Approach on a 6-Leg Voltage Source Inverter  

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]-[18]. In this paper, a 3-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) with each phase being supplied by a 2-leg

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

153

On Stokes flow driven by surface tension in the presence of a surfactant  

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On Stokes flow driven by surface tension in the presence of a surfactant G. Prokert Technische driven by surface tension. The surface tension coefficient is assumed to be a nonincreasing function a linear elliptic system. We will consider surface tension as the only driving mechanism. Mathematically

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

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A discontinuous Galerkin front tracking method for two-phase flows with surface tension  

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A discontinuous Galerkin front tracking method for two-phase flows with surface tension Vinh with surface tension. ? 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Interfaces separating regions tension. In this case, the interface separates two different fluids and the effect of surface tension re

Peraire, Jaime

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Jump conditions and dynamic surface tension at permeable interfaces such as the inner core boundary  

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Jump conditions and dynamic surface tension at permeable interfaces such as the inner core boundary as the density and viscosity changes. Independently of any intrinsic surface tension, a dynamic surface tension, a possibly anisotropic surface tension and terms including an interface mass density. In pratice

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Convection in Arc Weld Pools Electromagnetic and surface tension forces are shown to  

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Convection in Arc Weld Pools Electromagnetic and surface tension forces are shown to dominate flow tension forces. It is shown that the electromag- netic and surface tension forces domi- nate the flow by experimental measurements of segrega- tion in the weld pool. It is also shown that the surface tension driven

Eagar, Thomas W.

157

What controls surface tension and cell sorting in tissue formation and morphogenesis?  

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What controls surface tension and cell sorting in tissue formation and morphogenesis? Living as an emergent material property called surface tension. Similarly, cohesive interactions between cells, mediated surface tension of cohesive cells is, however, more complex than conventional surface tension. Like

Mather, Patrick T.

158

On Stokes flow driven by surface tension in the presence of a surfactant  

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On Stokes flow driven by surface tension in the presence of a surfactant G. Prokert Technische driven by surface tension. The surface tension coe#cient is assumed to be a nonincreasing function a linear elliptic system. We will consider surface tension as the only driving mechanism. Mathematically

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

159

The Role of Bag Surface Tension in Color Confinement  

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We discuss here the novel view at the color confinement which, on the one hand, allows us to find out the surface tension coefficient of quark gluon bags and, under a plausible assumption, to determine the endpoint temperature of the QCD phase diagram, on the other hand. The present model considers the confining color tube as the cylindrical quark gluon bag with non-zero surface tension. A close inspection of the free energies of elongated cylindrical bag and the confining color tube that connects the static quark-antiquark pair allows us to find out the string tension in terms of the surface tension, thermal pressure and the bag radius. Using the derived relation it is possible to estimate the bag surface tension at zero temperature directly from the lattice QCD data and to estimate the (tri)critical endpoint temperature. In the present analysis the topological free energy of the cylindrical bag is accounted for the first time. The requirement of positive entropy density of such bags leads to negative values of the surface tension coefficient of quark gluon bags at the cross-over region, i.e. at the continuous transition to deconfined quarks and gluons. We argue that the cross-over existence at supercritical temperatures in ordinary liquids is also provided by the negative surface tension coefficient values. It is shown that the confining tube model naturally accounts for an existence of a very pronounced surprising maximum of the tube entropy observed in the lattice QCD simulations, which, as we argue, signals about the fractional surface formation of the confining tube. In addition, using the developed formalism we suggest the gas of free tubes model and demonstrate that it contains two phases.

K. A. Bugaev; A. I. Ivanytskyi

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The critical tension in the Cascading DGP model  

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We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in the 6D Cascading DGP model using a bulk-based approach. To deal with the ambiguity in the thin limit of branes of codimension higher than one, we consider a specific regularization of the internal structure of the branes where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We consider the solutions corresponding to pure tension sources on the 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. We adopt a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition, and focus on the scalar sector of perturbations. We show that, in a suitable 4D limit, the trace part of the 4D metric perturbations obeys a decoupled equation which suggests that it is a ghost for background tensions smaller than a critical tension, while it is a healthy field otherwise. We give a geometrical interpretation of the existence of the critical tension and of the reason why the relevant field is a ghost or not depending on the background tension. We however find a value of the critical tension which is different from the one already found in the literature. Differently from the results in the literature, our analysis implies that, choosing the background tension suitably, we can construct ghost-free models for any value of the free parameters of the theory. We suggest that the difference lies in the procedure used to evaluate the pillbox integration across the codimension-2 brane. We confirm the validity of our analysis by performing numerically the integration in a particular case where the solution inside the thick cod-2 brane is known exactly. We stress that the singular structure of the perturbation fields in the nested branes set-ups is very subtle, and that great care has to be taken when deriving the codimension-2 junction conditions.

Fulvio Sbisa'; Kazuya Koyama

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Platform Markets and Energy Services  

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2010). Residential and commercial end-users are starting to be informed of their real-time costs, consumption patterns, and of the origin of their electricity. The partial self-supply of household users from solar panels and combined heat and power... to the development of one or multiple platform markets. Household consumers are expected to take a more active role and become producers, such as through selling small-scale photovoltaic energy production or participating in demand response contracts (UK...

Weiller, Claire M.; Pollitt, Michael G.

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension with Normal Curvature in Curved Space-Time  

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With an aim to include the contribution of surface tension in the action of the boundary, we define the tangential pressure in terms of surface tension and Normal curvature in a more naturally geometric way. First, we show that the negative tangential pressure is independent of the four-velocity of a very thin hyper-surface. Second, we relate the 3-pressure of a surface layer to the normal curvature and the surface tension. Third, we relate the surface tension to the energy of the surface layer. Four, we show that the delta like energy flows across the hyper-surface will be zero for such a representation of intrinsic 3-pressure. Five, for the weak field approximation and for static spherically symmetric configuration, we deduce the classical Kelvin's relation. Six, we write a modified action for the boundary having contributions both from surface tension and normal curvature of the surface layer. Also we propose a method to find the physical action assuming a reference background, where the background is not flat.

Himanshu kumar; Sharf Alam; Suhail Ahmad

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction  

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We study the surface tension and the phenomenon of phase coexistence for the Ising model on $\\mathbbm{Z}^d$ ($d \\geqslant 2$) with ferromagnetic but random couplings. We prove the convergence in probability (with respect to random couplings) of surface tension and analyze its large deviations : upper deviations occur at volume order while lower deviations occur at surface order. We study the asymptotics of surface tension at low temperatures and relate the quenched value $\\tau^q$ of surface tension to maximal flows (first passage times if $d = 2$). For a broad class of distributions of the couplings we show that the inequality $\\tau^a \\leqslant \\tau^q$ -- where $\\tau^a$ is the surface tension under the averaged Gibbs measure -- is strict at low temperatures. We also describe the phenomenon of phase coexistence in the dilute Ising model and discuss some of the consequences of the media randomness. All of our results hold as well for the dilute Potts and random cluster models.

Marc Wouts

2008-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Rupture of a Biomembrane under Dynamic Surface Tension  

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How long a fluid membrane vesicle stressed with a steady ramp of micropipette last before rupture? Or conversely, how high the surface tension should be to rupture a membrane? To answer these challenging questions we have developed a theoretical framework that allows description and reproduction of Dynamic Tension Spectroscopy (DTS) observations. The kinetics of the membrane rupture under ramps of surface tension is described as a combination of initial pore formation followed by Brownian process of the pore radius crossing the time-dependent energy barrier. We present the formalism and derive (formal) analytical expression of the survival probability describing the fate of the membrane under DTS conditions. Using numerical simulations for the membrane prepared in an initial state with a given distribution of times for pore nucleation, we have studied the membrane lifetime (or inverse of rupture rate) and distribution of membrane surface tension at rupture as a function of membrane characteristics like pore nucleation rate, the energy barrier to failure and tension loading rate. It is found that simulations reproduce main features of the experimental data, particularly, the pore nucleation and pore size diffusion controlled limits of membrane rupture dynamics. This approach can also be applied to processes of permeation and pore opening in membranes (electroporation, membrane disruption by antimicrobial peptides, vesicle fusion).

D. J. Bicout; E. I. Kats

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The critical tension in the Cascading DGP model  

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We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in the 6D Cascading DGP model using a bulk-based approach. To deal with the ambiguity in the thin limit of branes of codimension higher than one, we consider a specific regularization of the internal structure of the branes where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We consider the solutions corresponding to pure tension sources on the 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. We adopt a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition, and focus on the scalar sector of perturbations. We show that, in a suitable 4D limit, the trace part of the 4D metric perturbations obeys a decoupled equation which suggests that it is a ghost for background tensions smaller than a critical tension, while it is a healthy field otherwise. We give a geometrical interpretation of the existence of the critical tension and of the reason why the relevant field is a ghost or not depending on the background tension. We howeve...

Sbis, Fulvio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Turbine engine airfoil and platform assembly  

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A turbine airfoil (22A) is formed by a first process using a first material. A platform (30A) is formed by a second process using a second material that may be different from the first material. The platform (30A) is assembled around a shank (23A) of the airfoil. One or more pins (36A) extend from the platform into holes (28) in the shank (23A). The platform may be formed in two portions (32A, 34A) and placed around the shank, enclosing it. The two platform portions may be bonded to each other. Alternately, the platform (30B) may be cast around the shank (23B) using a metal alloy with better castability than that of the blade and shank, which may be specialized for thermal tolerance. The pins (36A-36D) or holes for them do not extend to an outer surface (31) of the platform, avoiding stress concentrations.

Campbell, Christian X. (Oviedo, FL); James, Allister W. (Chuluota, FL); Morrison, Jay A. (Oviedo, FL)

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension and contact with soft elastic solids  

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Johnson-Kendall-Robert (JKR) theory is the basis of modern contact mechanics. It describes how two deformable objects adhere together, driven by adhesion energy and opposed by elasticity. However, it does not include solid surface tension, which also opposes adhesion by acting to flatten the surface of soft solids. We tested JKR theory to see if solid surface tension affects indentation behaviour. Using confocal microscopy, we characterised the indentation of glass particles into soft, silicone substrates. While JKR theory held for particles larger than a critical, elastocapillary lengthscale, it failed for smaller particles. Instead, adhesion of small particles mimicked the adsorption of particles at a fluid interface, with a size-independent contact angle between the undeformed surface and the particle given by a generalised version of Young's law. A simple theory quantitatively captures this behaviour, and explains how solid surface tension dominates elasticity for small-scale indentation of soft materials.

Robert W. Style; Callen Hyland; Rostislav Boltyanskiy; John S. Wettlaufer; Eric R. Dufresne

2013-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The critical tension in the 6D Cascading DGP model  

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We investigate the presence of ghosts in the Cascading DGP model. We start by discussing the problem of the cosmological late time acceleration, and we introduce the modified gravity approach. We then focus on brane induced gravity models and in particular on the Cascading DGP model. We consider a specific realization of the latter model, and we study first order perturbations around pure tension solutions. In the scalar sector of a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition, the dynamics on the 4D brane can be described by a master equation where a critical tension emerges in a suitable 4D limit. We give a geometrical interpretation of this critical tension, and explain its relevance for the presence of ghosts in the theory. We comment on the difference between our result and the one present in the literature, and stress its importance regarding the phenomenological viability of the model. We finally provide a numerical check which confirms the validity of our analysis.

Sbisa', Fulvio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Gas turbine vane platform element  

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A gas turbine CMC shroud plate (48A) with a vane-receiving opening (79) that matches a cross-section profile of a turbine vane airfoil (22). The shroud plate (48A) has first and second curved circumferential sides (73A, 74A) that generally follow the curves of respective first and second curved sides (81, 82) of the vane-receiving opening. Walls (75A, 76A, 77A, 78A, 80, 88) extend perpendicularly from the shroud plate forming a cross-bracing structure for the shroud plate. A vane (22) may be attached to the shroud plate by pins (83) or by hoop-tension rings (106) that clamp tabs (103) of the shroud plate against bosses (105) of the vane. A circular array (20) of shroud plates (48A) may be assembled to form a vane shroud ring in which adjacent shroud plates are separated by compressible ceramic seals (93).

Campbell, Christian X. (Oviedo, FL); Schiavo, Anthony L. (Oviedo, FL); Morrison, Jay A. (Oviedo, FL)

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN OF A VARIABLE STIFFNESS LEG USING SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER COMPOSITES  

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was carbon fiber. To characterize the effect of replacing the current epoxy-based composite legs used in Edubot, three different composites using 3k T-300 carbon fiber were fabricated. The mechanical properties mechanical properties (high strength, fracture toughness and recovery force) passively compliant robotic legs

Collins, Emmanuel

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Surface tension mediated conversion of light to work  

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Disclosed are a method and apparatus for converting light energy to mechanical energy by modification of surface tension on a supporting fluid. The apparatus comprises an object which may be formed as a composite object comprising a support matrix and a highly light absorptive material. The support matrix may comprise a silicon polymer. The highly light absorptive material may comprise vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VANTs) embedded in the support matrix. The composite object is supported on a fluid. By exposing the highly light absorptive material to light, heat is generated, which changes the surface tension of the composite object, causing it to move physically within the fluid.

Okawa, David; Pastine, Stefan J; Zettl, Alexander K; Frechet, Jean M. J

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Tension capacity of two drilled and grouted piles  

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was instrumental in beginning this project and assisting throughout the load tests. Hans Bosshardt for his assistance during the load tests and the reduction of the data. Misti Hale for her long hours that it took to reduce the load transfer data. Randy Bush... of drilled and grouted piles in tension was conducted during 1988 and 1989 at the Texas A&M Riverside Campus. The clay site was selected as opposed to the sand site due to the fact that clay is the predominant soil offshore. Tension load tests were...

Kubena, Mark Edward

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bucket platform cooling scheme and related method  

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A turbine bucket includes an airfoil extending from a platform, having high and low pressure sides; a wheel mounting portion; a hollow shank portion located radially between the platform and the wheel mounting portion, the platform having an under surface. An impingement cooling plate is located in the hollow shank portion, spaced from the under surface, and the impingement plate is formed with a plurality of impingement cooling holes therein.

Abuaf, Nesim (Lincoln City, OR); Barb, Kevin Joseph (Halfmoon, NY); Chopra, Sanjay (Greenville, SC); Kercher, David Max (Ipswich, MA); Kellock, Iain Robertson (Simpsonville, SC); Lenahan, Dean Thomas (Cincinnati, OH); Nellian, Sankar (Mauldin, SC); Starkweather, John Howard (Sharonville, OH); Lupe, Douglas Arthur (Ballston Lake, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Surface Tension of Quark Matter in a Geometrical Approach  

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The surface tension of quark matter plays a crucial role for the possibility of quark matter nucleation during the formation of compact stellar objects, because it determines the nucleation rate and the associated critical size. However, this quantity is not well known and the theoretical estimates fall within a wide range, $\\gamma_0 \\approx 5-300 MeV/fm^2$. We show here that once the equation of state is available one may use a geometrical approach to obtain a numerical value for the surface tension that is consistent with the model approximations adopted. We illustrate this method within the two-flavor linear \\sigma model and the Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model with two and three flavors. Treating these models in the mean-field approximation, we find $\\gamma_0 \\approx 7-30 MeV/fm^2$. Such a relatively small surface tension would favor the formation of quark stars and may thus have significant astrophysical implications. We also investigate how the surface tension decreases towards zero as the temperature is raised from zero to its critical value.

Marcus B. Pinto; Volker Koch; Jorgen Randrup

2012-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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LINEAR DISPERSIVE DECAY ESTIMATES FOR VORTEX SHEETS WITH SURFACE TENSION  

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governing irrotational vortex sheets and water waves with surface tension. Using oscillatory integral order, well- posedness theory poses difficulties; however, local-in-time existence for water waves by the kinematic condition in that the interface does not break. This implies the component of the velocity field

Spirn, Daniel

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Original article A study on growth stresses, tension wood  

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Original article A study on growth stresses, tension wood distribution and other related wood variations of wood structure (specific gravity and pulp yield), and the transverse mechanical resistance of wood. To investigate growth stresses, longitudinal displacements after stress release were estimated

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THE EFFECT OF SURFACE TENSION IN MODELING INTERFACIAL FRACTURE  

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THE EFFECT OF SURFACE TENSION IN MODELING INTERFACIAL FRACTURE By Tsvetanka Sendova and Jay R Fracture Tsvetanka Sendova and Jay R. Walton Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University@math.tamu.edu Abstract. In this article the problem of an interface fracture between two isotropic linear elas- tic

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Myosin II-Mediated Focal Adhesion Maturation Is Tension Insensitive  

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Myosin II-Mediated Focal Adhesion Maturation Is Tension Insensitive Jonathan Stricker1,2 , Yvonne and stability in a force- insensitive fashion. Citation: Stricker J, Beckham Y, Davidson MW, Gardel ML (2013 Received April 10, 2013; Accepted June 20, 2013; Published July 29, 2013 Copyright: ? 2013 Stricker et al

Gardel, Margaret

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An experimental investigation of the surface tension of seawater  

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Surface tension of seawater was measured for absolute salinities S = (20.01, 35.18, 40.49, 79.39, 121.54) g/kg across a temperature range of T = (0 - 90)C at atmospheric pressure using the Wilhelmy plate method. The ...

Nayar, Kishor Govind

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Model of a Tensioner System and Flex Joint  

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Top Tensioned Riser (TTR) and Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) are often used in a floating oil/gas production system deployed in deep water for oil transport. This study focuses on the improvements to the existing numerical code, known as CABLE3D...

Huang, Han

2013-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture  

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Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture by M.P.Wagoner, W.G. Buttlar and G geometry is the ability to test cylindrical cores obtained from in-place asphalt concrete pavements finalizing the specimen geometry, a typical asphalt concrete surface mixture was tested at various

Paulino, Glaucio H.

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Unsteady Turbomachinery Computations Using Massively Parallel Platforms  

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Unsteady Turbomachinery Computations Using Massively Parallel Platforms Edwin van der Weide with the inherently unsteady nature of turbomachinery flows, due to the motion of the rotors, this means

Alonso, Juan J.

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Economic Analysis of Policy Effects Analysis Platform  

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Economic Analysis of Policy Effects Analysis Platform March 24, 2015 Jason Hansen, PhD Idaho National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential,...

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Gizmo : mobile mesh network and sensor platform  

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10 Chapter 2: Cell Phone Enabled Platform . 1247 Software . 50 Cell Phone Wi-Fi & SIPsniffing algorithms, cell phone communication technology,

Rodriguez Molina, Javier

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus producing constant cable tension for intermittent demand  

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The disclosed apparatus produces constant tension in superconducting electrical cable, or some other strand, under conditions of intermittent demand, as the cable is unreeled from a reel or reeled thereon. The apparatus comprises a pivotally supported swing frame on which the reel is rotatably supported, a rotary motor, a drive train connected between the motor and the reel and including an electrically controllable variable torque slip clutch, a servo transducer connected to the swing frame for producing servo input signals corresponding to the position thereof, a servo control system connected between the transducer and the clutch for regulating the torque transmitted by the clutch to maintain the swing frame in a predetermined position, at least one air cylinder connected to the swing frame for counteracting the tension in the cable, and pressure regulating means for supplying a constant air pressure to the cylinder to establish the constant tension in the cable, the servo system and the clutch being effective to produce torque on the reel in an amount sufficient to provide tension in the cable corresponding to the constant force exerted by the air cylinder. The drive train also preferably includes a fail-safe brake operable to its released position by electrical power in common with the servo system, for preventing rotation of the reel if there is a power failure. A shock absorber and biasing springs may also be connected to the swing frame, such springs biasing the frame toward its predetermined position. The tension in the cable may be measured by force measuring devices engageable with the bearings for the reel shaft, such bearings being supported for slight lateral movement. The reel shaft is driven by a Shmidt coupler which accommodates such movement.

Lauritzen, Ted (Lafayette, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physica D 143 (2000) 169186 Surface tension-driven convection patterns in two liquid layers  

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Physica D 143 (2000) 169­186 Surface tension-driven convection patterns in two liquid layers Anne a liquid layer with a free surface is heated from below, both surface tension gradients and buoyancy may

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Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete in Fire: A Review of Data from Furnace Tests and Real Fires  

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The fire-safe design of concrete structures which incorporate post-tensioned prestressing tendons has recently been the subject of debate within the structural engineering community, particularly when unbonded post-tensioned ...

Gales, John; Bisby, Luke; Gillie, Martin

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Platforms: Where the sensors are mounted.  

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over the Sahara On September 18, 1994. #12;14 The sensor detects solar radiation that has been absorbed1 Platforms: Where the sensors are mounted. Sensors: Instruments on the platforms. ETM+ AVIRIS GER 1500 #12;2 Passive Sensors · Aerial Cameras · Visible or Thermal Active Sensors · Microwave (Radar

Gilbes, Fernando

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The OSIMIS Platform: Making OSI Management Simple  

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and SNMP [Pav93a] while a similar approach for integrating OSI management and the OMG CORBA frame- work1 The OSIMIS Platform: Making OSI Management Simple George Pavlou, Kevin McCarthy, Saleem Bhatti.ucl.ac.uk Abstract The OSIMIS (OSI Management Information Service) platform provides the foundation for the quick

Bhatti, Saleem N.

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A continuous surface tension force formulation for diffuse-interface models  

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A continuous surface tension force formulation for diffuse-interface models Junseok Kim October 2004 Available online 30 November 2004 Abstract We present a new surface tension force formulation field because pressure includes the gradient terms resulting from the modified surface tension term

Frey, Pascal

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Accurate representation of surface tension using the level contour reconstruction method  

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Accurate representation of surface tension using the level contour reconstruction method Seungwon methods for two-phase flows with surface tension which use fixed Eulerian grids occur at the two extremes surface tension forces. We present improvements to the interface reconstruction procedure in the level

Frey, Pascal

192

The effect of surface tension on the Moore singularity of vortex sheet dynamics  

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The effect of surface tension on the Moore singularity of vortex sheet dynamics F. de la Hoz , M's singularities by surface tension in the evolution of vortex sheets and its dependence on Weber number (which is inversely proportional to surface tension coefficient). The curvature of the vortex sheet, instead

Fontelos, Marco

193

Stationary free surface viscous flows without surface tension in three dimensions  

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Stationary free surface viscous flows without surface tension in three dimensions Frederic Abergel dimensional channel. In the absence of surface tension, we prove the existence of a unique stationary solution is not elliptic when surface tension is neglected. Hence, analysis such as that made in [4] or [17] fails

Boyer, Edmond

194

Henry's law, surface tension, and surface adsorption in dilute binary mixtures  

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Henry's law, surface tension, and surface adsorption in dilute binary mixtures Akira Onukia. The solute partitioning between gas and liquid Henry's law and the surface tension change are discussed fraction X and the temperature-derivative / T cx,p of the surface tension at fixed pressure p

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Surface layering of liquids: Is surface tension the dominant factor? Oleg Shpyrko,1  

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Surface layering of liquids: Is surface tension the dominant factor? Oleg Shpyrko,1 Masafumi Fukuto near a hard flat surface and at first it is tempt- ing to think that the large surface tension that the free surface of water, which has nearly the same surface tension as K, does not exhibit SL features

Fukuto, Masafumi

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Numerical Analysis of Cell Deformation of Twophase Flow with Discontinuous Viscosity and Nonlinear Surface Tension  

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­linear Surface Tension Zhilin Li and Sharon Lubkin Center For Research in Scientific Computation & Department equations, cell deformation, non­linear surface tension, jump conditions, interface, discontinuous and non boundary separating two fluids that have equal or different viscosity and non­linear surface tension

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BERTOZZI,A.L. Lubrication Approximations for Surface Tension Driven Interfaces: Some  

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BERTOZZI,A.L. Lubrication Approximations for Surface Tension Driven Interfaces: Some Open Problems approxi- mation of fluid interfaces driven by surface tension. A number of different physical examples are considered. Free surface flow in which surface tension plays a role in the dynamics of an interface

Ball, John M.

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Effective Darcy-scale contact angles in porous media imbibing solutions of various surface tensions  

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Effective Darcy-scale contact angles in porous media imbibing solutions of various surface tensions was to develop and test a methodology to determine whether these surface tension effects predictably alter of 25° for the NaNO3 solution solely on the basis of surface tension contrast. The results of this study

Selker, John

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Surface tension of a Lennard-Jones liquid under supersaturation Songnian He and Phil Attard*  

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Surface tension of a Lennard-Jones liquid under supersaturation Songnian He and Phil Attard* School A formally exact Kirkwood­Buff virial formula for the surface tension of a supersaturated interface-vapor interface. The Kirkwood­Buff results for the supersaturated surface tension are found to be in reasonable

Attard, Phil

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ORIGINAL PAPER On the Role of the Difference in Surface Tensions Involved  

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ORIGINAL PAPER On the Role of the Difference in Surface Tensions Involved in the Allosteric was to develop the relationship between membrane surface tension, and the allosteric balance in a difference in surface tensions that is involved in the creation of a reservoir of intracellular vesicles

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Equilibrium behavior of sessile drops under surface tension, applied external fields, and material variations  

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Equilibrium behavior of sessile drops under surface tension, applied external fields, and material properties such as dielectric constants, resistivities, and surface tension coefficients. The analysis energy storage in the liquid, will lead to 1/R ``line-tension''-type terms if and only if the energy

Shapiro, Benjamin

202

Implicit Surface Tension Formulation with a Lagrangian Surface mesh on an Eulerian Simulation Grid  

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Implicit Surface Tension Formulation with a Lagrangian Surface mesh on an Eulerian Simulation Grid framework for forces on a Lagrangian mesh to the case of surface tension force, which when treated explicitly leads to a tight t = O(x3/2 ) time step restriction. By applying surface tension as an implicit

Thrun, Sebastian

203

Internal geophysics (Physics of Earth's interior) Jump conditions and dynamic surface tension at permeable  

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Internal geophysics (Physics of Earth's interior) Jump conditions and dynamic surface tension of momentum across the interface, a possibly anisotropic surface tension and terms including an inter- face equals the jump of pressure; and in the presence of surface tension defined as a capillary action due

204

On the surface tension of directed linear polymers V. B. Priezzhev and S. A. Terletsky  

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599 On the surface tension of directed linear polymers V. B. Priezzhev and S. A. Terletsky Joint 03C13/2 coïncide avec celle obtenue pour la tension de surface d'un modèle isotrope par des arguments properties [1-3]. When p is large, the surface tension depends on the intermolecular interaction

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Marangoni convection induced by a nonlinear temperature-dependent surface tension  

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23 Marangoni convection induced by a nonlinear temperature-dependent surface tension A. Cloot and G'instabilité de Marangoni dans une mince lame horizontale de fluide lorsque la tension de surface est une fonction ofthe surface- tension with respect to the temperature is studied. This behaviour is typical of some

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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GLOBAL EXISTENCE FOR A TRANSLATING NEAR-CIRCULAR HELE-SHAW BUBBLE WITH SURFACE TENSION  

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GLOBAL EXISTENCE FOR A TRANSLATING NEAR-CIRCULAR HELE-SHAW BUBBLE WITH SURFACE TENSION J. YE1 AND S for any nonzero surface tension despite the fact that a local planar approximation near the front problem, Dissipative equations, Hele-Shaw prob- lem, Translating bubbles, Surface tension Mathematics

Tanveer, Saleh

207

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.

208

An accurate adaptive solver for surface-tension-driven interfacial flows  

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An accurate adaptive solver for surface-tension-driven interfacial flows Stéphane Popinet National Volume-Of- Fluid interface representation, balanced-force continuum-surface-force surface tension is shown to recover exact equilibrium (to machine accuracy) between surface- tension and pressure gradient

Frey, Pascal

209

Surface Tension of Electrolyte Interfaces: Ionic Specificity within a Field-Theory Approach  

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Surface Tension of Electrolyte Interfaces: Ionic Specificity within a Field-Theory Approach Tomer, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (Dated: November 19, 2014) We study the surface tension of ionic solutions expansion beyond the mean-field result. We calculate the excess surface tension and obtain analytical

Andelman, David

210

Stationary free surface viscous ows without surface tension in three dimensions  

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Stationary free surface viscous ows without surface tension in three dimensions Frederic Abergel owing down a three dimensional channel. In the absence of surface tension, we prove the existence is not elliptic when surface tension is neglected. Hence, analysis such as that made in [4] or [17] fails

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Surface tension of electrolytes: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions near an interface  

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Surface tension of electrolytes: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions near an interface Akira Onukia layer. We also derive a general expression for the surface tension of electrolyte systems, which. DOI: 10.1063/1.2936992 I. INTRODUCTION It has long been known that the surface tension of a water

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A New Incompressibility Discretization for a Hybrid Particle MAC Grid Representation with Surface Tension  

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implicit surface tension for our novel hybrid discretization, we demonstrate preliminary results for both. Surface tension forces exacerbate the situation by imposing a strict t = O(x3/2 ) time step restriction formulation of surface tension by looking at the changes of curvature over time. This was simplified in [26

Fedkiw, Ron

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PROOF COPY 502144JCP Curvature dependent surface tension from a simulation of a cavity  

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PROOF COPY 502144JCP PROOF COPY 502144JCP Curvature dependent surface tension from a simulation 4 September 2001 Monte Carlo simulations have been used to calculate the surface tension of a planar Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.1413514 I. INTRODUCTION The dependence of surface tension on radius

Attard, Phil

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Surface tension effects on adiabatic gasliquid flow across micro pillars Santosh Krishnamurthy, Yoav Peles *  

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Surface tension effects on adiabatic gas­liquid flow across micro pillars Santosh Krishnamurthy s t r a c t The effect of surface tension on adiabatic two-phase flow across a bank of 100 lm diameter was developed to account for surface tension force. In addition, a modified form of Chisholm correlation

Peles, Yoav

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Time-independent square patterns in surface-tension-driven Benard convection  

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Time-independent square patterns in surface-tension-driven Be´nard convection Michael F. Schatza The transition between hexagonal and square patterns is investigated in laboratory experiments on surface-tension, the transition from hexagons to other patterns was unexplored for the surface-tension-driven regime of Be

Texas at Austin. University of

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Geometric Binding Site Design for Surface-Tension Driven Self-Assembly  

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Geometric Binding Site Design for Surface-Tension Driven Self-Assembly Xiaorong Xiong, Sheng 98195-2500 Email: xrxiong@u.washington.edu Abstract-- Surface-tension driven self-assembly techniques-assembly, micro assembly, MEMS, hy- drophobic, hydrophilic, surface energy, surface tension force, binding site

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Semi-implicit surface tension formulation with a Lagrangian surface mesh on an Eulerian simulation grid  

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Semi-implicit surface tension formulation with a Lagrangian surface mesh on an Eulerian simulation mesh to the case of a surface tension force, which when treated explicitly leads to a tight time step restriction. By applying surface tension as a semi-implicit Lagrangian force, the resulting method benefits

Frey, Pascal

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MOLECULARPHYSICS, 1981, VOL. 43, No. 5, 1035-1041 Surface tension of a molecular fluid  

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MOLECULARPHYSICS, 1981, VOL. 43, No. 5, 1035-1041 Surface tension of a molecular fluid Many body for surface tension in a dense molecular fluid with an arbitrary many body interaction. This formula reduces. These last two expressions are analogous to the simple fluid surface tension for- mulas of Jhon, Desai

Grant, Martin

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The singularity at the tip of the rising plane bubble: The case of nonzero surface tension  

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The singularity at the tip of the rising plane bubble: The case of nonzero surface tension Prabir pointed bubble in the presenceof surface tension. These bubbles have been recently obtained by Vanden to find the apexangle as a function of the speedof the bubbles for a fixed value of surface tension

Daripa, Prabir

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A front-tracking algorithm for accurate representation of surface tension  

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A front-tracking algorithm for accurate representation of surface tension Stephane Popinet particularly, we focus our attention on obtaining an accurate description of the surface-tension terms and the associated pressure jump. We consider the stationary Laplace solution for a bub- ble with surface tension

Frey, Pascal

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Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua)  

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Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua) Department experimental results on the coalescence of two liquid drops driven by surface tension. Using a high speed that such scaling law is robust when using fluids of different viscosities and surface tensions. The prefactor

Cubaud, Thomas

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Predicting the surface tension of aqueous 1-1 electrolyte solutions at high salinity  

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Predicting the surface tension of aqueous 1-1 electrolyte solutions at high salinity Philippe Leroy 74, 19 (2010) p. 5427-5442" DOI : 10.1016/j.gca.2010.06.012 #12;2 ABSTRACT The surface tension to predict, under isothermal and isobaric conditions, the surface tension of 1:1 electrolytes at high

Boyer, Edmond

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Study of the surface tension of polymer solutions: theory and experiments in theta solvent conditions  

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1035 Study of the surface tension of polymer solutions: theory and experiments in theta solvent interest for experimental measurements. In a previous paper [ 11 ], the surface tension of semi Cedex 05, France (Reçu le 24 fevrier 1983, accepté le 30 mai 1983) Resumé. 2014 La tension superficielle

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

224

A mean field approach for computing solid-liquid surface tension for nanoscale interfaces  

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A mean field approach for computing solid-liquid surface tension for nanoscale interfaces Chi are largely determined by the solid-liquid surface tension. This is especially true for nanoscale systems with high surface area to volume ratios. While experimental techniques can only measure surface tension

Nielsen, Steven O.

225

Surface tensions and surface potentials of acid solutions Alexandre P. dos Santos and Yan Levina  

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Surface tensions and surface potentials of acid solutions Alexandre P. dos Santos and Yan Levina October 2010 A theory is presented which allows us to quantitatively calculate the excess surface tension is quantitatively accurate for surface tensions and is qualitative for electrostatic potential difference across

Levin, Yan

226

Towards the zero-surface-tension limit in granular fingering instability  

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LETTERS Towards the zero-surface-tension limit in granular fingering instability XIANG CHENG*, LEI Hele­Shaw system to explore the zero-surface-tension property of granular `fluids'16 . We demonstrate-unrealizable singular hydrodynamics predicted in the zero-surface-tension limit of normal fluid fingering2,17­23 . Above

Loss, Daniel

227

The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence Franois Blanchette,1  

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The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence François Blanchette,1 Laura Messio,2 to elucidating the influence on the coalescence process of a surface tension difference between drop coalescence may occur. Three distinct regimes, depending on the reservoir to drop surface tension ratio, R

Bush, John W.M.

228

Water Research 38 (2004) 33313339 Testing a surface tension-based model to predict the salting  

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Water Research 38 (2004) 3331­3339 Testing a surface tension-based model to predict the salting out associated with transferring solutes from water to a salt solution to the difference in surface tensions likely reflects the inability of the simple surface tension model to account for all interactions among

Herbert, Bruce

229

Journal of Statistical Physics, VoL 33, No. 1, 1983 Surface Tension and Phase Coexistence  

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Journal of Statistical Physics, VoL 33, No. 1, 1983 Surface Tension and Phase Coexistence investigate the surface tension between coexisting phases of general discrete lattice systems. In particular the different phases need not be connected by any symmetry, We prove the positivity of the surface tension

Lebowitz, Joel

230

Traveling Waves from the Arclength Parameterization: Vortex Sheets with Surface Tension  

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Traveling Waves from the Arclength Parameterization: Vortex Sheets with Surface Tension Benjamin for the vortex sheet with surface tension. We use the angle- arclength description of the interface rather than prove that there exist traveling vortex sheets with surface tension bifurcating from equilibrium. We

Wright, J. Douglas

231

A justification for the thin film approximation of Stokes flow with surface tension  

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A justification for the thin film approximation of Stokes flow with surface tension M. G¨unther 1.prokert@tue.nl Abstract In the free boundary problem of Stokes flow driven by surface tension, we pass to the limit by surface tension is considered, the type of the problem changes significantly: while in the general case

Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

232

A splitting method for numerical simulation of free surface flows of incompressible fluids with surface tension  

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with surface tension Kirill D. Nikitin Maxim A. Olshanskii Kirill M. Terekhov Yuri V. Vassilevski§ Abstract to surface tension forces. The method splits one time step into a semi-Lagrangian treatment of the surface models a free surface flow of viscous incompressible fluid subject to surface tension forces. Further

Olshanskii, Maxim A.

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hal00272925, SURFACE TENSION IN THE DILUTE ISING MODEL. THE WULFF  

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hal­00272925, version 1 ­ 14 Apr 2008 SURFACE TENSION IN THE DILUTE ISING MODEL. THE WULFF CONSTRUCTION. MARC WOUTS Abstract. We study the surface tension and the phenomenon of phase coexistence in probability (with respect to random couplings) of surface tension and analyze its large deviations : upper

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

234

Computation of Axisymmetric Suction Flow Through Porous Media in the Presence of Surface Tension  

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Computation of Axisymmetric Suction Flow Through Porous Media in the Presence of Surface Tension-mail: hdc@math.ucsb.edu; hsi@us.oracle.com The e#11;ect of small surface tension on a class of axi for this type of ows. Through accurate computations, it is shown that, in the presence of small surface tension

Bigelow, Stephen

235

SURFACE TENSION AND DEFORMATIONS OF MEMBRANE STRUCTURES : RELATION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL PHASE TRANSITIONS  

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1099 SURFACE TENSION AND DEFORMATIONS OF MEMBRANE STRUCTURES : RELATION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL PHASE les molécules sont en contact avec un réservoir. Dans le premier cas, la tension de surface est nulle tension de surface finie et les fluctuations sont très réduites. Ce résultat est en accord avec des

Boyer, Edmond

236

SURFACE TENSION AND WULFF SHAPE FOR A LATTICE MODEL WITHOUT SPIN FLIP SYMMETRY  

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SURFACE TENSION AND WULFF SHAPE FOR A LATTICE MODEL WITHOUT SPIN FLIP SYMMETRY T. BODINEAU AND E. PRESUTTI Abstract. We propose a new definition of surface tension and check it in a spin model on the phase transitions line and prove: (i) existence of the surface tension in the thermodynamic limit

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Monte Carlo simulation methodology of the ghost interface theory for the planar surface tension  

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Monte Carlo simulation methodology of the ghost interface theory for the planar surface tension October 2003 A novel ``ghost interface'' expression for the surface tension of a planar liquid coexisting phases. Results generated from the ghost interface theory for the surface tension are presented

Attard, Phil

238

Curvature-Dependent Surface Tension of a Growing Droplet Michael P. Moody and Phil Attard  

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Curvature-Dependent Surface Tension of a Growing Droplet Michael P. Moody and Phil Attard School-vapor interfaces. It is shown that the surface tension decreases approximately linearly with the supersaturation ratio and that it vanishes at the spinodal. The effect leads to a curvature-dependent surface tension

Attard, Phil

239

A contact theory for surface tension driven systems Roger A. Sauer 1  

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A contact theory for surface tension driven systems Roger A. Sauer 1 Aachen Institute for Advanced description for the contact of surface tension driven sys- tems. The example system of a liquid droplet liquids or two solids in contact. The surface kinematics, essential to the modeling of surface tension

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Surface layering of liquids: The role of surface tension Oleg Shpyrko,1  

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Surface layering of liquids: The role of surface tension Oleg Shpyrko,1 Masafumi Fukuto,1 Peter and alloys are always layered, regardless of composition and surface tension; a result supported by three, for the liquid-vapor interface it is tempting to think that the large surface tension of liquid metals such as Hg

Ocko, Ben

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Surface tension of amorphous polymer lms Thorsten Hapke, Gerald Patzold, and Dieter W. Heermann  

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Surface tension of amorphous polymer lms Thorsten Hapke, Gerald Patzold, and Dieter W. Heermann study the surface tension for thin, amorphous polymer lms by means of computer simulation. In the framework of molecular dynamics, we present surface tension measurements via the uctuation spectrum

Heermann, Dieter W.

242

On the theory of type-I superconductor surface tension and twinning-plane-superconductivity  

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447 On the theory of type-I superconductor surface tension and twinning-plane-superconductivity T du paramètre de Landau-Ginsburg 03BA est trouvée pour la tension de surface des supraconducteurs de. Abstract. 2014 A correction is found to the surface tension in type-I superconductors which is proportional

Boyer, Edmond

243

Surface tension-driven flow outside a slender wedge with an application to the inviscid  

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Surface tension-driven flow outside a slender wedge with an application to the inviscid coalescence the action of surface tension. As noted by Keller and Miksis (1983), a similarity scaling is available, surface tension-driven flow in a fluid wedge was first studied by Keller and Miksis (1983), who noted

Billingham, John

244

ESS 2012 Peer Review - 15 kV Phase Leg Power Modules with SiC...  

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1 Click to edit Master title style 15 kV Phase Leg Power Modules with SiC MIDSJT Devices Ranbir Singh and Siddarth Sundaresan GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. ranbir.singh@genesicsemi.co...

245

Design, construction, and testing of a prototype robotic leg for controls experiments  

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The complex underactuated legs used in the FastRunner robot, designed by the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, are designed with multiple linkages and nonlinear springs to exploit the natural dynamics of ...

Countouris, Paula Marie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Integrating Neuromuscular and Cyber Systems for Neural Control of Artificial Legs  

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and computer system is essential. This integration leads to a cyber- physical system (CPS), in which a complex (CPS) for neurally controlled artificial legs. The key to the new CPS system is the neural

Yang, Qing "Ken"

247

Inertial and Aerodynamic Tail Steering of a Meso-scale Legged Robot  

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Legged Robots Use of Aerodynamics 2.5 Overview of previousare the use of passive aerodynamics in running robots. Fi-the first use of passive aerodynamics to induce a turn in a

Kohut, Nicholas Jospeh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Development of legged, wheeled, and hybrid rover mobility models to facilitate planetary surface exploration mission analysis  

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This work discusses the Mars Surface Exploration (MSE) tool and its adaptation to model rovers featuring legged, wheeled, and hybrid mobility. MSE is a MATLAB based systems engineering tool that is capable of rapidly ...

McCloskey, Scott H. (Scott Haddon)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Data report: Permeability measurements under confining pressure, Legs 315 and 316, Nankai Thierry REUSCHLE  

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Data report: Permeability measurements under confining pressure, Legs 315 and 316, Nankai Trough level two cylindrical specimens (20 mm in diameter and 15 - 20 mm in length) were drilled out

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

250

Apparatus producing constant cable tension for intermittent demand  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to apparatus for producing constant tension in cable or the like when it is unreeled and reeled from a drum or spool under conditions of intermittent demand. The invention is particularly applicable to the handling of superconductive cable, but the invention is also applicable to the unreeling and reeling of other strands, such as electrical cable, wire, cord, other cables, fish line, wrapping paper and numerous other materials.

Lauritzen, T.

1984-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

251

Interfacial tension between aluminum and chloride-fluoride melts  

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Scrap and recycled aluminum have to be remelted and refined before being made into useful new products. This often involves melting the aluminum under a molten salt cover in order to prevent oxidation and to enhance the coalescence and recovery of the molten metal. A technique was developed for the measurement of the interfacial tension between liquid metals and molten salts at elevated temperatures. The technique is based on the measurement of the capillary depression occurring when a capillary, which is moved vertically down through the molten salt layer, passes through the salt/metal interface. The depression is measured by simultaneous video recording of the immersion height of the alumina capillary and the position of a liquid meniscus in a horizontal tube connected to the alumina capillary. The interfacial tension was measured for (a) aluminum and an equimolar melt of NaCl + KCl with several salt additions at 1,000 K, (b) aluminum and NaCl + NaF at 1,123 K, and (c) aluminum and NaCl + KF at 1,123 K. It was found that the interfacial tension decreases with increasing amount of NaF, increases with the increasing amount of MgCl{sub 2} additions, remains unchanged with AlF{sub 3} additions, and slightly decreases with the addition of MgF{sub 2} and Na{sub 3}AlF{sub 6}.

Silny, A. [Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia). Inst. of Inorganic Chemistry] [Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia). Inst. of Inorganic Chemistry; Utigard, T.A. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science] [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Surface Tension of Electrolyte Solutions: A Self-consistent Theory  

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We study the surface tension of electrolyte solutions at the air/water and oil/water interfaces. Employing field-theoretical methods and considering short-range interactions of anions with the surface, we expand the Helmholtz free energy to first-order in a loop expansion and calculate the excess surface tension. Our approach is self-consistent and yields an analytical prediction that reunites the Onsager-Samaras pioneering result (which does not agree with experimental data), with the ionic specificity of the Hofmeister series. We obtain analytically the surface-tension dependence on the ionic strength, ionic size and ion-surface interaction, and show consequently that the Onsager-Samaras result is consistent with the one-loop correction beyond the mean-field result. Our theory fits well a wide range of concentrations for different salts using one fit parameter, reproducing the reverse Hofmeister series for anions at the air/water and oil/water interfaces.10.1029

Tomer Markovich; David Andelman; Rudi Podgornik

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

253

Locating hot and cold-legs in a nuclear powered steam generation system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A nuclear reactor steam generator includes a reactor vessel for heating water and a steam generator with a pump casing at the lowest point on the steam generator. A cold-leg pipe extends horizontally between the steam generator and the reactor vessel to return water from the steam generator to the reactor vessel. The bottom of the cold-leg pipe is at a first height above the bottom of the reactor vessel. A hot-leg pipe with one end connected to the steam generator and a second end connected to the reactor vessel has a first pipe region extending downwardly from the steam generator to a location between the steam generator and the reactor vessel at which a bottom of the hot-leg pipe is at a second height above the bottom of the reactor vessel. A second region extends from that location in a horizontal direction at the second height to the point at which the hot-leg pipe connects to the reactor vessel. A pump is attached to the casing at a location below the first and second heights and returns water from the steam generator to the reactor vessel over the cold-leg. The first height is greater than the second height and the bottom of the steam generator is at a height above the bottom of the reactor vessel that is greater than the first and second heights. A residual heat recovery pump is below the hot-leg and has an inlet line from the hot-leg that slopes down continuously to the pump inlet.

Ekeroth, Douglas E. (Delmont, PA); Corletti, Michael M. (New Kensington, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Locating hot and cold-legs in a nuclear powered steam generation system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A nuclear reactor steam generator includes a reactor vessel for heating water and a steam generator with a pump casing at the lowest point on the steam generator. A cold-leg pipe extends horizontally between the steam generator and the reactor vessel to return water from the steam generator to the reactor vessel. The bottom of the cold-leg pipe is at a first height above the bottom of the reactor vessel. A hot-leg pipe with one end connected to the steam generator and a second end connected to the reactor vessel has a first pipe region extending downwardly from the steam generator to a location between the steam generator and the reactor vessel at which a bottom of the hot-leg pipe is at a second height above the bottom of the reactor vessel. A second region extends from that location in a horizontal direction at the second height to the point at which the hot-leg pipe connects to the reactor vessel. A pump is attached to the casing at a location below the first and second heights and returns water from the steam generator to the reactor vessel over the cold-leg. The first height is greater than the second height and the bottom of the steam generator is at a height above the bottom of the reactor vessel that is greater than the first and second heights. A residual heat recovery pump is below the hot-leg and has an inlet line from the hot-leg that slopes down continuously to the pump inlet. 2 figures.

Ekeroth, D.E.; Corletti, M.M.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

255

ESF Mine Power Center Platforms  

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The purpose and objective of this analysis is to structurally evaluate the existing Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) mine power center (MPC) support frames and to design service platforms that will attach to the MPC support frames. This analysis follows the Development Plan titled ''Produce Additional Design for Title 111 Evaluation Report'' (CRWMS M&O 1999a). This analysis satisfies design recommended in the ''Title III Evaluation Report for the Surface and Subsurface Power System'' (CRWMS M&O 1999b, Section 7.6) and concurred with in the ''System Safety Evaluation of Title 111 Evaluation Reports Recommended Work'' (Gwyn 1999, Section 10.1.1). This analysis does not constitute a level-3 deliverable, a level-4 milestone, or a supporting work product. This document is not being prepared in support of the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) Site Recommendation (SR), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), or License Application (LA) and should not be cited as a reference in the MGR SR, EIS, or LA.

T.A. Misiak

2000-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

256

Polymer-based platform for microfluidic systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of forming a polymer-based microfluidic system platform using network building blocks selected from a set of interconnectable network building blocks, such as wire, pins, blocks, and interconnects. The selected building blocks are interconnectably assembled and fixedly positioned in precise positions in a mold cavity of a mold frame to construct a three-dimensional model construction of a microfluidic flow path network preferably having meso-scale dimensions. A hardenable liquid, such as poly (dimethylsiloxane) is then introduced into the mold cavity and hardened to form a platform structure as well as to mold the microfluidic flow path network having channels, reservoirs and ports. Pre-fabricated elbows, T's and other joints are used to interconnect various building block elements together. After hardening the liquid the building blocks are removed from the platform structure to make available the channels, cavities and ports within the platform structure. Microdevices may be embedded within the cast polymer-based platform, or bonded to the platform structure subsequent to molding, to create an integrated microfluidic system. In this manner, the new microfluidic platform is versatile and capable of quickly generating prototype systems, and could easily be adapted to a manufacturing setting.

Benett, William (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter (Pleasanton, CA); Maghribi, Mariam (Livermore, CA); Hamilton, Julie (Tracy, CA); Rose, Klint (Boston, MA); Wang, Amy W. (Oakland, CA)

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

257

Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform Homepage Screenshot...  

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

Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform Homepage Screenshot Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform Homepage Screenshot Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED)...

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An Analysis Platform for Multiscale Hydrogeologic Modeling with...  

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An Analysis Platform for Multiscale Hydrogeologic Modeling with Emphasis on Hybrid Multiscale Methods. An Analysis Platform for Multiscale Hydrogeologic Modeling with Emphasis on...

259

An Integrated Platform for Engine Performance Simulations and...  

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

An Integrated Platform for Engine Performance Simulations and Optimization under Diesel Conditions An Integrated Platform for Engine Performance Simulations and Optimization under...

260

Platform Architecture A Two-Level Optimization Approach  

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Introduction to Platform Architecture in Products VW Golf 2 -Automotive Platforming Example:A Two-Level Optimization Approach 3 -Discussion

de Weck, Olivier

2002-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management Lead Performer: Carnegie Mellon...

262

Making a Hybrid Microfluidic Platform Compatible for In Situ...  

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a Hybrid Microfluidic Platform Compatible for In Situ Imaging by Vacuum-Based Techniques. Making a Hybrid Microfluidic Platform Compatible for In Situ Imaging by Vacuum-Based...

263

Web Machines : a new platform for application construction and execution  

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In today's world, computer application platforms are becoming increasingly important in providing positive application end-user and developer experiences. While there are many successful application platforms available, ...

Bryant, Robert A., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Open vs. closed Apple music distribution platform  

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In this thesis, based on the example case study of the Apple iTunes-iPods platform technology, two simple models are analyzed to gain a better understanding of open vs. closed business models as management and market ...

Aye, Thida, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

High index contrast platform for silicon photonics  

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This thesis focuses on silicon-based high index contrast (HIC) photonics. In addition to mature fiber optics or low index contrast (LIC) platform, which is often referred to as Planar Lightwave Cirrcuit (PLC) or Silica ...

Akiyama, Shoji, 1972-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Linked data platform for web applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Most of today's web applications are tightly coupled to proprietary server backends that store and control all user data. This thesis presents Linked Data as a decentralized web app platform, eliminating vendor lock-in, ...

Presbrey, Joe (Joseph Warren)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Cloud Based Applications and Platforms (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Presentation to the Cloud Computing East 2014 Conference, where we are highlighting our cloud computing strategy, describing the platforms on the cloud (including Smartgrid.gov), and defining our process for implementing cloud based applications.

Brodt-Giles, D.

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

268

Digital Construction Platform: A Compound Arm Approach  

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We introduce a novel large-scale Digital Construction Platform (DCP) for on-site sensing, analysis, and fabrication. The DCP is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system comprised of a ...

Spielberg, Nathan A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Cell Culture on MEMS Platforms: A Review  

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Microfabricated systems provide an excellent platform for the culture of cells, and are an extremely useful tool for the investigation of cellular responses to various stimuli. Advantages offered over traditional methods ...

Ni, Ming

270

Measurement of surface tension and viscosity by open capillary techniques  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An open-channel capillary is provided, having preferably a v-shaped groove in a flat wettable surface. The groove has timing marks and a source marker in which the specimen to be tested is deposited. The time of passage between the timing marks is recorded, and the ratio of surface tension .gamma. to viscosity .mu. is determined from the equation given below: ##EQU1## where h.sub.0 is the groove depth, .alpha. is the groove angle, .theta. is the liquid/solid contact angle, and t is the flow time. It has been shown by the

Rye,Robert R. (Albuquerque, NM), Yost,Frederick G. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Nonlinear FE analysis of cracks in tension and shear  

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Carbon FRP Shear Reinforcement. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, UK, 2003. 3. Bazant Z. P. and Planas J. Fracture and Size Effect in Con- crete and Other Quasibrittle Materials. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1998. Nonlinear FE analysis of cracks... of plain concrete to cyclic tension. ACI Materials Journal, 1987, 84, No. 5, 365373. 9. Paulay T. and Loeber P. J. Shear transfer by aggregate inter- lock. ACI Special Publication, SP-42, 1974, 1, 114. 10. Houde J. and Mirza M. S. A finite element...

Kesse, G.; Lees, Janet M.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Surface tension, hydrophobicity, and black holes: The entropic connection  

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Recent calculations have shown that the linear proportionality between black hole entropy and area can be explained by performing a density matrix calculation for a massless free field theory. By applying the same formalism to an empirical fluid ``field theory,'' entropic quantities such as surface tension can be calculated in a novel fashion. Good agreement with experiment is obtained for a number of liquids. This approach may lead to a practical new technique for the evaluation of thermodynamic quantities important entropic components. Implications for the protein folding problem are discussed.

David J. E. Callaway

1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

273

Implementation of surface tension with wall adhesion effects in a three-dimensional finite element model for fluid flow  

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- 1 - Implementation of surface tension with wall adhesion effects in a three-dimensional finite element modelling of surface tension. The external stress vectors associated with surface tension a drop of liquid on a plane is treated. Keywords : surface tension, finite element method, average

Boyer, Edmond

274

X-ray Scanner for ODP Leg 204: Drilling Gas Hydrates on Hydrate Ridge, Cascadia Continental Margin  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

International Conference of Gas Hydrates, Yokohama, Japan.Prospectus, Drilling Gas Hydrates On Hydrate Ridge, CascadiaLeg 204: Drilling Gas Hydrates on Hydrate Ridge, Cascadia

Freifeld, Barry; Kneafsey, Tim; Pruess, Jacob; Reiter, Paul; Tomutsa, Liviu

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Modified gravity, the Cascading DGP model and its critical tension  

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We investigate the presence of instabilities in the Cascading DGP model. We start by discussing the problem of the cosmological late time acceleration, and we introduce the modified gravity approach. We then focus on brane induced gravity models and in particular on the Cascading DGP model. We consider configurations of the latter model where the source term is given simply by vacuum energy (pure tension), and we study perturbations at first order around these configurations. We perform a four-dimensional scalar-vector-tensor decomposition of the perturbations, and show that, regarding the scalar sector, the dynamics in a suitable limit can be described by a master equation. This master equation contains an energy scale (critical tension) which is related in a non-trivial way to the parameters of the model. We give a geometrical interpretation of why this scale emerges, and explain its relevance for the presence of ghost instabilities in the theory. We comment on the difference between our result and the one present in the literature, and stress its importance regarding the phenomenological viability of the model. We finally provide a numerical check which confirms the validity of our analysis.

Fulvio Sbisa'

2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

276

Surface Tension Adjustment in a Pseudo-Potential Lattice Boltzmann Model  

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Pseudo-potential lattice Boltzmann models have been widely applied in many multiphase simulations. However, most of these models still suffer from some drawbacks such as spurious velocities and untunable surface tension. In this paper, we aim to discuss the surface tension of a popular pseudo-potential model proposed by Kupershtokh et al., which has attracted much attention due to its simplicity and stability. The influence of a parameter on the surface tension in the model is analyzed. Based on the analysis, we proposed a method to adjust surface tension by changing the parameter in the model. However, the density distribution and the stability of the model also depend on the parameter. To adjust the surface tension independently, the pressure tensor modifying method is introduced and numerically tested. The simulation results show that, by applying the pressure tensor modifying method, the surface tension can be adjusted with little influence on the stability and density distributions.

Hu, Anjie; Uddin, Rizwan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The central role of line tension in the fusion of biological membranes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Recent progress in the fusion of biological membranes is reviewed to highlight the central role played by the line tension, which permits exquisite control of the process.

M. Schick; K. Katsov; M. Mueller

2005-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

278

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated wire tension Sample Search Results  

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Summary: : Wire diameter, Linear density of the wire, Young's modulus, Yield tension, Creep, Surface... to cut wire to a 1-m length. An error in wire length will...

279

Joining mechanism with stem tension and interlocked compression ring  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A stem (34) extends from a second part (30) through a hole (28) in a first part (22). A groove (38) around the stem provides a non-threaded contact surface (42) for a ring element (44) around the stem. The ring element exerts an inward force against the non-threaded contact surface at an angle that creates axial tension (T) in the stem, pulling the second part against the first part. The ring element is formed of a material that shrinks relative to the stem by sintering. The ring element may include a split collet (44C) that fits partly into the groove, and a compression ring (44E) around the collet. The non-threaded contact surface and a mating distal surface (48) of the ring element may have conic geometries (64). After shrinkage, the ring element is locked onto the stem.

James, Allister W.; Morrison, Jay A.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86, 195103 (2012) Dynamics of doublon-holon pairs in Hubbard two-leg ladders  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86, 195103 (2012) Dynamics of doublon-holon pairs in Hubbard two-leg ladders Luis of holon-doublon pairs is studied in Hubbard two-leg ladders using the time-dependent density matrix of a doublon-holon pair. Two distinct regimes are identified. For weak interleg coupling, the results

Dias, Luis Gregório

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281

Host-defense peptides isolated from the skin secretions of the Northern red-legged frog Rana aurora aurora  

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Host-defense peptides isolated from the skin secretions of the Northern red-legged frog Rana aurora aurora J. Michael Conlona,*, Agnes Sonnevendb , Carlos Davidsonc , Anni Demandtd , Thierry Jouennee-stimulated skin secretions of the Northern red-legged frog Rana aurora aurora and their primary structures

Davidson, Carlos

282

Evidence from peptidomic analysis of skin secretions that the red-legged frogs, Rana aurora draytonii and  

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Evidence from peptidomic analysis of skin secretions that the red-legged frogs, Rana aurora draytonii and Rana aurora aurora, are distinct species J. Michael Conlon a, *, Nadia Al-Ghafari a , Laurent peptides Rana aurora Rana draytonii Skin secretions a b s t r a c t The northern red-legged frog Rana

Davidson, Carlos

283

Pseudomonas fluorescens -A robust manufacturing platform  

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Pseudomonas fluorescens -A robust manufacturing platform Reprinted from July/August 2004 Speciality at efficient- ly transporting single chain antibodies and other mammalian-derived proteins. In addition production. Dowpharma, a contract manufacturing services unit of Dow Chemical, has developed a manufacturing

Lebendiker, Mario

284

Microfluidic Platforms for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells  

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Microfluidic Platforms for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells Sweta Gupta, Allison C. Baker-cost microfluidic device that can be used to isolate and capture circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood. The device was made from polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) consisting of a microfluidic channel with microposts

Tang, William C

285

The Durham ELT adaptive optics simulation platform  

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Adaptive optics systems are essential on all large telescopes where image quality is important. These are complex systems with many design parameters requiring optimisation before good performance can be achieved. The simulation of adaptive optics systems is therefore necessary to categorise the expected performance. This paper describes an adaptive optics simulation platform, developed at Durham University, which can be used to simulate adaptive optics systems on the largest proposed future extremely large telescopes (ELTs) as well as current systems. This platform is modular, object oriented and has the benefit of hardware application acceleration which can be used to improve the simulation performance, essential for ensuring that the run time of a given simulation is acceptable. The simulation platform described here can be highly parallelised using parallelisation techniques suited for adaptive optics simulation, whilst still offering the user complete control while the simulation is running. Results from the simulation of a ground layer adaptive optics system are provided as an example to demonstrate the flexibility of this simulation platform.

Alastair Basden; Timothy Butterley; Richard Myers; Richard Wilson

2006-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

286

Independent Control of Two Induction Motors Fed by a Five Legs PWM Inverter for Electric Vehicles  

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Independent Control of Two Induction Motors Fed by a Five Legs PWM Inverter for Electric Vehicles B. NOMENCLATURE EV = Electric vehicle; IM = Induction motor; IFOC = Indirect field oriented control; PWM= Pulse force; Fcr = Climbing and downgrade resistance force; Pv = Vehicle driving power; J = Total inertia

Boyer, Edmond

287

Human Leg Model Predicts Ankle Muscle-Tendon Morphology, State, Roles and Energetics in Walking  

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Human Leg Model Predicts Ankle Muscle-Tendon Morphology, State, Roles and Energetics in Walking to be established. Here we develop a computational framework to address how the ankle joint actuation problem-tendon morphology and neural activations enable a metabolically optimal realization of biological ankle mechanics

Herr, Hugh

288

Bidirectional Seismic Behavior of Controlled Rocking Four-Legged Bridge Steel Truss Piers  

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Bidirectional Seismic Behavior of Controlled Rocking Four-Legged Bridge Steel Truss Piers Michael rocking bridge steel truss piers to three components of seismic excitation are presented in this paper. The controlled rocking approach for seismic protection allows a pier to uplift from its base, limiting the force

Bruneau, Michel

289

Retention of Butt-End Aluminum Leg Bands by Wild Turkeys  

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Note Retention of Butt-End Aluminum Leg Bands by Wild Turkeys MATTHEW J. BUTLER,1,2 Department wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) captured in Texas and Kansas, USA, 2000­2009. We examined 187 recaptured or harvested radiotagged wild turkeys to determine band retention and modeled band

Butler, Matthew J.

290

A Tension Approach to Controlling the Shape of Cubic Spline Surfaces on FVS Triangulations  

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A Tension Approach to Controlling the Shape of Cubic Spline Surfaces on FVS Triangulations Oleg Davydov and Carla Manni January 8, 2009 Abstract We propose a parametric tensioned version of the FVS macro-element to control the shape of the composite surface and remove artificial oscillations, bumps

Davydov, Oleg

291

A Tension Approach to Controlling the Shape of Cubic Spline Surfaces on FVS Triangulations  

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A Tension Approach to Controlling the Shape of Cubic Spline Surfaces on FVS Triangulations Oleg Davydov and Carla Manni November 30, 2007 Abstract We propose a parametric tensioned version of the FVS macro-element to control the shape of the composite surface and remove artificial oscillations, bumps

Mottram, Nigel

292

Surface Free Energies, Interfacial Tensions and Correlation Lengths of the ABF Models  

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Surface Free Energies, Interfacial Tensions and Correlation Lengths of the ABF Models David L. O. Abstract The surface free energies, interfacial tensions and correlation lengths of the Andrews been established there are various quan- tities of physical interest, such as the surface free energies

Pearce, Paul A.

293

Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations of a Tension-Cone Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator  

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Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations of a Tension-Cone Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator of an aerodynamic tension-cone supersonic decelerator prototype intended for large mass payload deploy- ment. Introduction The concept of the inflatable aerodynamic decelerator (IAD) was first proposed in the 1960's

Cirak, Fehmi

294

The effect of surface and interfacial tensions upon the recovery of oil by water flooding  

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THE EFFECT OF SURFACE AND INTERFACIAL TENSIONS UPON THE RECOVERY OF OIL BY WATER FLOODING A Dissertation By ERASMO T . GUERRERO Approved as to style and content by: J t Q J w & U 7 T Chsfirman of Cfommittee f Head of Department TABLE....................................................................................................... .......... 25 Surface and Interfacial Tensions..........................................................26 Adsorption............................... .................. . ........................................ .......... 31 Flow Tests...

Guerrero, Erasmo Trevino

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Iso-Flux Tension Propagation Theory of Driven Polymer Translocation: The Role of Initial Configurations  

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We investigate the dynamics of pore-driven polymer translocation by theoretical analysis and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Using the tension propagation theory within the constant flux approximation we derive an explicit equation of motion for the tension front. From this we derive a scaling relation for the average translocation time $\\tau$, which captures the asymptotic result $\\tau \\propto N_0^{1+\

Jalal Sarabadani; Timo Ikonen; Tapio Ala-Nissila

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

296

TOWARDS OPTIMAL DESIGNS FOR SELF-ALIGNMENT IN SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN MICRO-ASSEMBLY  

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parallel integration of devices produced from different, possibly incompatible processes [e.g., 1-4]. SelfTOWARDS OPTIMAL DESIGNS FOR SELF-ALIGNMENT IN SURFACE TENSION DRIVEN MICRO-ASSEMBLY Sheng, Seattle, WA 98195-2500 ABSTRACT Fluidic self-assembly driven by surface tension force has demonstrated

297

Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Plain Concrete A. Amirkhanian1  

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Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Plain Concrete A. Amirkhanian1 , D. Spring1 , J. Roesler1 , K cracking prediction of concrete pavement systems. The single-edge notched beam test has been used energy in asphalt concrete using the disk-shaped compact tension (DCT) test. The benefit of this specimen

Paulino, Glaucio H.

298

Surface tension model for surfactant solutions at the critical micelle concentration  

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A model for the limiting surface tension of surfactant solutions (surface tension at and above the critical micelle concentration, cmc) was developed. This model takes advantage of the equilibrium between the surfactant molecules on the liquid/vacuum surface and in micelles in the bulk at the cmc. An approximate analytical equation for the surface tension at the cmc was obtained. The derived equation contains two parameters, which characterize the intermolecular interactions in the micelles, and the third parameter, which is the surface area per surfactant molecule at the interface. These parameters were calculated using a new atomistic modeling approach. The performed calculations of the limiting surface tension for four simple surfactants show good agreement with experimental data (~30% accuracy). The developed model provides the guidance for design of surfactants with low surface tension values.

S. F. Burlatsky; V. V. Atrazhev; D. V. Dmitriev; V. I. Sultanov; E. N. Timokhina; E. A. Ugolkova; S. Tulyani; A. Vincitore

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

299

Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of real quadrupolar fluids  

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Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of fluids with force fields is discussed. 29 real fluids are studied, including nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, ethane, ethylene, acetylene, propyne, propylene, propadiene, carbon disulfide, sulfur hexafluoride, and many refrigerants. The fluids are represented by two-centre Lennard-Jones plus point quadrupole models from the literature. These models were adjusted only to experimental data of the vapour pressure and saturated liquid density so that the results for the surface tension are predictions. The deviations between the predictions and experimental data for the surface tension are of the order of 20 percent. The surface tension is usually overestimated by the models. For further improvements, data on the surface tension can be included in the model development. A suitable strategy for this is multi-criteria optimization based on Pareto sets. This is demonstrated using the model for carbon dioxide as an example.

Stephan Werth; Katrin Stbener; Peter Klein; Karl-Heinz Kfer; Martin Horsch; Hans Hasse

2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

300

Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of real quadrupolar fluids  

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Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of fluids with force fields is discussed. 29 real fluids are studied, including nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, ethane, ethylene, acetylene, propyne, propylene, propadiene, carbon disulfide, sulfur hexafluoride, and many refrigerants. The fluids are represented by two-centre Lennard-Jones plus point quadrupole models from the literature. These models were adjusted only to experimental data of the vapour pressure and saturated liquid density so that the results for the surface tension are predictions. The deviations between the predictions and experimental data for the surface tension are of the order of 20 percent. The surface tension is usually overestimated by the models. For further improvements, data on the surface tension can be included in the model development. A suitable strategy for this is multi-criteria optimization based on Pareto sets. This is demonstrated using the model for carbon d...

Werth, Stephan; Klein, Peter; Kfer, Karl-Heinz; Horsch, Martin; Hasse, Hans

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Theory of Bosons in two-leg ladders with large magnetic fields  

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We calculate the ground state of a Bose gas trapped on a two-leg ladder where Raman-induced hopping mimics the effect of a large magnetic field. In the mean-field limit, where there are large numbers of particles per site, this maps onto a uniformly frustrated two-leg ladder classical spin model. The net particle current always vanishes in the ground state, but generically there is a finite "chiral current", corresponding to equal and opposite flow on the two legs. We vary the strength of the hopping across the rungs of the ladder and the interaction between the bosons. We find three phases: (1) A "saturated chiral current phase" (SCCP), where the density is uniform and the chiral current is simply related to the strength of the magnetic field. In this state the only broken symmetry is the $U(1)$ condensate phase. (2) A "biased ladder phase" (BLP), where the density is higher on one leg than the other. The fluid velocity is higher on the lower density leg, so the net current is zero. In addition to the $U(1)$ condensate phase, this has a broken $Z_2$ reflection symmetry. (3) A "modulated density phase" (MDP), where the atomic density is modulated along the ladder. In addition to the $U(1)$ condensate phase, this has a second broken $U(1)$ symmetry corresponding to translations of the density wave. We further study the fluctuations of the condensate in the BLP, finding a roton-maxon like excitation spectrum. Decreasing the hopping along the rungs softens the spectrum. As the energy of the "roton" reaches to zero, the BLP becomes unstable. We describe the experimental signatures of these phases, including the response to changing the frequency of the Raman transition.

Ran Wei; Erich J. Mueller

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

SiC Vertical JFET Pure Diode-Less Inverter Leg Rmy Ouaida1,2, Xavier Fonteneau1, Fabien Dubois1, Dominique Bergogne1, Florent Morel1  

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SiC Vertical JFET Pure Diode-Less Inverter Leg Rémy Ouaida1,2, Xavier Fonteneau1, Fabien Dubois1 in an inverter leg without any internal or external diode. The JFET is characterized to show the reverse conduction capability while the gate-to-source voltage is lower than the threshold voltage. An inverter leg

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

303

Data collection and management of a mobile sensor platform  

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This thesis explores the development of a platform to better collect and manage data from multiple senor inputs mounted on a car sensor platform. Specifically, focusing on the collection and synchronization of multiple ...

Rosenfeld, Abraham M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Sandia National Laboratories: Study Compares Floating-Platform...  

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ClimateECEnergyStudy Compares Floating-Platform Options for Offshore Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Study Compares Floating-Platform Options for Offshore Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines...

305

Characterizing System Level Energy Consumption in Mobile Computing Platforms  

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1 Characterizing System Level Energy Consumption in Mobile Computing Platforms Cintia B. Margi 1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064 Abstract--- This paper approaches energy consumption charac terization in mobile computing platforms by assessing energy con sumption of ''basic'' application

Obraczka, Katia

306

E-Print Network 3.0 - american platform based Sample Search Results  

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changes based on the demands for them. Platform Host SymbioticSphere Environment Service Energy... platforms). Each applica- tion service and middleware platform is modeled...

307

2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Thermochemical Conversion...  

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Thermochemical Conversion 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Thermochemical Conversion "This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an...

308

2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries...  

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Integrated Biorefineries 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries "This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an...

309

"Whiskbrooms" and"Pushbrooms" Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors  

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"Whiskbrooms" and"Pushbrooms" Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors Remote sensing requires that a sensor be constructed and then attached to a platform that provides an aerial view of the landscape. "Whiskbrooms" and"Pushbrooms" Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors Remote sensing requires that a sensor

Frank, Thomas D.

310

Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms  

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Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms M.J.D. HAYES, R.G. LANGLOIS. This paper presents an overview of the Atlas platform: a novel six DOF motion platform architecture of the mechanism. The decoupling is accomplished by fixing a three DOF spherical orienting device, called the Atlas

Hayes, John

311

3-DIMENSIONAL COMPACT DISC (CD) MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM Presented to the  

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3-DIMENSIONAL COMPACT DISC (CD) MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM _______________ A Thesis Presented OF THE THESIS 3-Dimensional Compact Disc (CD) Microfluidic Platform by Nitin Edmund Harwood Master of Science in a compact disc (CD) microfluidics platform involving two or more layers. The traditional 2-Dimensional

Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

312

Dynamical String Tension in String Theory with Spacetime Weyl Invariance  

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The fundamental string length, which is an essential part of string theory, explicitly breaks scale invariance. However, in field theory we demonstrated recently that the gravitational constant, which is directly related to the string length, can be promoted to a dynamical field if the standard model coupled to gravity (SM+GR) is lifted to a locally scale (Weyl) invariant theory. The higher gauge symmetry reveals previously unknown field patches whose inclusion turn the classically conformally invariant SM+GR into a geodesically complete theory with new cosmological and possibly further physical consequences. In this paper this concept is extended to string theory by showing how it can be Weyl lifted with a local scale symmetry acting on target space background fields. In this process the string tension (fundamental string length) is promoted to a dynamical field, in agreement with the parallel developments in field theory. We then propose a string theory in a geodesically complete cosmological stringy background which suggests previously unimagined directions in the stringy exploration of the very early universe.

Itzhak Bars; Paul Steinhardt; Neil Turok

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

313

Platform Based Design for Automotive Sensor Conditioning  

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In this paper a general architecture suitable to interface several kinds of sensors for automotive applications is presented. A platform based design approach is pursued to improve system performance while minimizing time-to-market.. The platform is composed by an analog front-end and a digital section. The latter is based on a microcontroller core (8051 IP by Oregano) plus a set of dedicated hardware dedicated to the complex signal processing required for sensor conditioning. The microcontroller handles also the communication with external devices (as a PC) for data output and fast prototyping. A case study is presented concerning the conditioning of a Gyro yaw rate sensor for automotive applications. Measured performance results outperform current state-of-the-art commercial devices.

Fanucci, L; Iozzi, F; Marino, C; Rocchi, A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Porting salinas to the windows platform.  

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The ASC program has enabled significant development of high end engineering applications on massively parallel machines. There is a great benefit in providing these applications on the desktop of the analysts and designers, at least insofar as the small models may be run on these platforms, thus providing a tool set that spans the application needs. This effort documents the work of porting Salinas to the WINDOWS{trademark} platform. Selection of the tools required to compile, link, test and run Salinas in this environment is discussed. Significant problems encountered along the way are listed along with an estimation of the overall cost of the port. This report may serve as a baseline for streamlining further porting activities with other ASC codes.

Reese, Garth M.; Wilson, Christopher Riley

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EWEC 2006, Athens, The Anemos Wind Power Forecasting Platform Technology The Anemos Wind Power Forecasting Platform Technology -  

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EWEC 2006, Athens, The Anemos Wind Power Forecasting Platform Technology 1 The Anemos Wind Power a professional, flexible platform for operating wind power prediction models, laying the main focus on state models from all over Europe are able to work on this platform. Keywords: wind energy, wind power

Boyer, Edmond

316

A noncontacting technique for measuring surface tension of liquids C. Cinbis and B. T. Khuri-Yakub  

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A noncontacting technique for measuring surface tension of liquids C. Cinbis and B. T. Khuri is the surface tension which acts to minimize the surface area of the liquid. Therefore, capillary wavesin of capillary wavesin order to mea- sure in siiu the surface tension of liquids. Current tech- niques of surface

Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

317

Effect of surface tension on the acoustic radiation pressure-induced motion of the water-air interface  

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Effect of surface tension on the acoustic radiation pressure-induced motion of the water to be a function of the surface tension. The time of mound formation measurementsin cleanwaterat low.Our objectiveisto investigatetheeffectsof surface tension on mound formation. We usea boundaryintegralmethodto

Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

318

Numerical simulation of bubble and droplet deformation by a level set approach with surface tension in three dimensions  

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Numerical simulation of bubble and droplet deformation by a level set approach with surface tension-dimensional Navier­Stokes solver for incompressible two-phase flow problems with surface tension and apply is the impact of surface tension and its discretization on the overall convergence behavior and conservation

Sminchisescu, Cristian

319

SURFACE TENSION In the fall a fisherman's boat is often surrounded by fallen leaves that are lying on the  

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- 1 of 9 - SURFACE TENSION Definition In the fall a fisherman's boat is often surrounded by fallen force. Instead, the force balancing a leaf's weight arises because of the surface tension of the water. Surface tension is a property that allows the surface of a liquid to behave somewhat as a trampoline does

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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hal-00272925,version1-14Apr2008 SURFACE TENSION IN THE DILUTE ISING MODEL. THE WULFF  

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hal-00272925,version1-14Apr2008 SURFACE TENSION IN THE DILUTE ISING MODEL. THE WULFF CONSTRUCTION. MARC WOUTS Abstract. We study the surface tension and the phenomenon of phase coexistence for the Ising respect to random couplings) of surface tension and analyze its large deviations : upper deviations occur

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The influence of the curvature dependence of the surface tension on the geometry of electrically charged menisci  

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The influence of the curvature dependence of the surface tension on the geometry of electrically, Roio Poggio, I-67040 L'Aquila, Italy We evaluate how the curvature dependence of surface tension of surface tension on curvature becomes important when the "nucle- ation radius" is comparable

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

322

Effect of Adsorption on the Surface Tensions of Solid-Fluid Interfaces C. A. Ward* and Jiyu Wu  

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Effect of Adsorption on the Surface Tensions of Solid-Fluid Interfaces C. A. Ward* and Jiyu Wu is proposed for determining the surface tensions of a solid in contact with either a liquid or a vapor. Only to obtain the expressions for the solid-vapor and the solid-liquid surface tensions, [1] SV and [1] SL

Ward, Charles A.

323

Physica 113A (1982) 338-342 North-Hollnnd Publishing Co. CRYSTALLINE SYMMETRY AND SURFACE TENSION  

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Physica 113A (1982) 338-342 North-Hollnnd Publishing Co. CRYSTALLINE SYMMETRY AND SURFACE TENSION that surface tension breaks the crystalline symmetry of the ground state. 1. Introduction The fundamental system (at zero pressure) such a crystal would have a regular hexagonal boundary and a surface tension

Radin, Charles

324

Interfaces and Free Boundaries 5 (2003), 183192 On the geometry of HeleShaw flows with small surface tension  

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surface tension ALEXANDER VASIL'EV AND IRINA MARKINA Departamento de Matem´atica, Universidad T January 2003] We study the time evolution of the free boundary of a viscous fluid in the non-zero-surface-tension. Keywords: Free boundary problem; Hele­Shaw flow; surface tension; conformal map. 2000 Mathematics Subject

Markina, Irina

325

JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 12, NO. 4, AUGUST 2003 387 Surface Tension-Powered Self-Assembly of  

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JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 12, NO. 4, AUGUST 2003 387 Surface Tension, IEEE Abstract--Because of the low dimensional power of its force scaling law, surface tension on surface tension powered self-assembly of microstructures. The existing theoretical approaches

Prentiss, Mara

326

A PARALLEL LEVEL-SET APPROACH FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW PROBLEMS WITH SURFACE TENSION IN THREE SPACE  

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A PARALLEL LEVEL-SET APPROACH FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW PROBLEMS WITH SURFACE TENSION IN THREE SPACE equations by the continuum surface force method. Surface tension is evaluated using a smoothed delta from the free surface. For the discretization of surface tension we need to apply a smoothing scheme

Sminchisescu, Cristian

327

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

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

Nimmo, Francis

328

Surface Tensions in NaCl-Water-Air Systems from MD Simulations Ranjit Bahadur, Lynn M. Russell,*, and Saman Alavi  

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Surface Tensions in NaCl-Water-Air Systems from MD Simulations Ranjit Bahadur, Lynn M. Russell, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6, Canada ReceiVed: July 9, 2007; In Final Form: July 30, 2007 Surface tensions to the surface tension, while the energy-integral and test area methods provide direct estimates. At 1 atm

Russell, Lynn

329

J. DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 19(6&7) 1151-1162 (1998) SURFACE TENSION, STICKINESS AND ENGULFMENT  

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J. DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 19(6&7) 1151-1162 (1998) SURFACE TENSION, STICKINESS,2] that there were three important factors to consider in the mechanism of phagocytosis; these were surface tension] and Fowkes [10] then linked the Hamaker Constant to the dispersion contribution to surface tension. Van Oss

Schofield, Andrew B.

330

A Multiscale Approach to Mesh-based Surface Tension Flows Nils Thurey Chris Wojtan Markus Gross Greg Turk  

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A Multiscale Approach to Mesh-based Surface Tension Flows Nils Th¨urey Chris Wojtan Markus Gross 1: Our method allows us to efficiently simulate complex surface tension phenomena such as this crown surface tension forces that is free from typical strict time step constraints. The second simulation layer

Frey, Pascal

331

The Effective Lifetime of ACSR Full Tension Splice Connector Operated at Higher Temperature  

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This paper is to address the issues related to integrity of ACSR full tension splice connectors operated at high temperatures. A protocol of integrating analytical and experimental approaches to evaluate the integrity of a full tension single-stage splice connector (SSC) assembly during service at high operating temperature was developed. Based on the developed protocol the effective lifetime evaluation was demonstrated with ACSR Drake conductor SSC systems. The investigation indicates that thermal cycling temperature and frequency, conductor cable tension loading, and the compressive residual stress field within a SSC system have significant impact on the SSC integrity and the associated effective lifetime.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL] [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL] [ORNL; King Jr, Thomas J [ORNL] [ORNL; Graziano, Joe [Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)] [Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA); Chan, John [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)] [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Goodwin, Tip [PBS& J] [PBS& J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using the surface tension to estimate the condensate density of superfluid /sup 4/He  

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Distortion of the condensate wavefunction at the free surface of superfluid /sup 4/He contributes to the surface tension in proportion to the condensate fraction n/sub 0/(T). Using this to resolve the present discrepancy between the measured and predicted temperature dependencies of the surface tension gives n/sub 0/(T) in good agreement with results from neutron and x-ray scattering measurements. This picture is also consistent with the measured /sup 3/He-/sup 4/He interfacial tension.

Campbell, L.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Multi-leg One-loop Massive Amplitudes from Integrand Reduction via Laurent Expansion  

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We present the application of a novel reduction technique for one-loop scattering amplitudes based on the combination of the integrand reduction and Laurent expansion. We describe the general features of its implementation in the computer code NINJA, and its interface to GoSam. We apply the new reduction to a series of selected processes involving massive particles, from six to eight legs.

Hans van Deurzen; Gionata Luisoni; Pierpaolo Mastrolia; Edoardo Mirabella; Giovanni Ossola; Tiziano Peraro

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

334

An evaluation of factors influencing Salmonella contamination of commercially processed frog legs  

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was changed to eliminate the severing of the gastrointestinal tract which contributed to contamination of the legs with Salmonella. ln addition, more extensive sanitizing measures were initiated in the processing plant. Under these conditions the incidence... preliminary improvements with respect to processing procedures and equipment sanitation. Samples taken during the second visit represented significant changes in sanitary efforts at the processing plant. These changes were based on observations and test...

Wyatt, Lawrence Eddie

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Normalized mechanical properties of resedimented Gulf of Mexico clay from Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition Leg 308  

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During Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition Leg 308, many Whole Core Samples were recovered from the Ursa Basin in the Gulf of Mexico. Post-cruise geotechnical testing found these samples to be highly disturbed ...

Mazzei, David P. C. (David Peter Clark)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Bed-inventory Overturn Mechanism for Pant-leg Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers  

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A numerical model was established to investigate the lateral mass transfer as well as the mechanism of bed-inventory overturn inside a pant-leg circulating fluidized bed (CFB), which are of great importance to maintain safe and efficient operation of the CFB. Results show that the special flow structure in which the solid particle volume fraction along the central line of the pant-leg CFB is relative high enlarges the lateral mass transfer rate and make it more possible for bed inventory overturn. Although the lateral pressure difference generated from lateral mass transfer inhibits continuing lateral mass transfer, providing the pant-leg CFB with self-balancing ability to some extent, the primary flow rate change due to the outlet pressure change often disable the self-balancing ability by continually enhancing the flow rate difference. As the flow rate of the primary air fan is more sensitive to its outlet pressure, it is easier to lead to bed inventory overturn. While when the solid particle is easier to c...

Wang, Zhe; Yang, Zhiwei; West, Logan; Li, Zheng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

E-Print Network 3.0 - acsr full tension Sample Search Results  

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found to be in agreement with literature values and appeared to suggest... et al.14 used surface tension measurements in solutions of oil heptane-insoluble (C7I) and pentane...

338

Orthogonality conditions and asymptotic stability in the Stefan problem with surface tension  

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We prove nonlinear asymptotic stability of steady spheres in the two-phase Stefan problem with surface tension. Our method relies on the introduction of appropriate orthogonality conditions in conjunction with a high-order energy method.

Mahir Hadzic

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Electrochemical characterization and time-variant structural reliability assessment of post-tensioned, segmental concrete bridges  

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results obtained from a comprehensive experimental and analytical program on the performance of PT bridges. 1) Electrochemical characteristics of PT systems 2) Probabilistic models for tension capacity of PT strands and wires exposed to various void...

Pillai Gopalakrishnan, Radhakris

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

340

Determination of the Price-Load Curve by Using Smoothing Splines Under Tension  

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Determination of the Price-Load Curve by Using Smoothing Splines Under Tension Master Thesis 4.2. Price-Load Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 4 load and price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.5. Merit order curve with operating

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341

Effects of petroleum distillate on viscosity, density and surface tension of intermediate and heavy crude oils  

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Experimental and analytical studies have been carried out to better understand the effects of additives on viscosity, density and surface tension of intermediate and heavy crude oils. The studies have been conducted for the following oil samples...

Abdullayev, Azer

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

342

Pressing the Flesh: A Tension in the Study of the Embodied, Embedded Mind?  

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Mind, it is increasingly fashionable to assert, is an intrinsically embodied and environmentally embedded phenomenon. But there is a potential tension between two strands of thought prominent in this recent literature. One ...

Clark, Andy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Experimental study of ductile fracture of tubes under combined tension/torsion  

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This experiment sought to compare the results of an experimental torsion test on a specimen of 1045 steel with a torsion simulation in the ABAQUS FEA software program. A simulation of a tension test on a round bar of 1045 ...

Johnson, Joseph M. (Joseph Michael)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Surface tension and curvature energy of quark matter in the NJL model  

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In this paper we study the surface tension and the curvature energy of three-flavor quark matter in equilibrium under weak interactions within the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. We include the effect of color superconductivity and describe finite size effects within the multiple reflection expansion (MRE) framework. Our calculations result in large values of the surface tension which disfavor the formation of mixed phases at the hadron-quark inter-phase inside a hybrid star.

G. Lugones; A. G. Grunfeld; M. Al Ajmi

2013-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

345

Effects of dynamic conditions and sheave efficiency on hook load, derrick load, and line tension  

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EFFECTS OF DYNAMIC CONDITIONS AND SHEAVE EFFICIENCY ON HOOK LOAD, DERRICK LOAD, AND LINE TENSION A Thesis by GREGORY ROBERT LUKE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering EFFECTS OF DYNAMIC CONDITIONS AND SHEAVE EFFICIENCY ON HOOK LOAD, DERRICK LOAD, AND LINE TENSION A Thesis by GREGORY ROBERT LUKE Approved as to style and content by: Hans...

Luke, Gregory Robert

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Measurement of black liquor surface tension: Technical report No. 3. [Black liquor  

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Surface tension and density of two kraft black liquors were measured at a series of temperatures, from a minimum value when gas bubbles can be blown into the liquor to a maximum value near the elevated boiling point of a particular sample. Available methods for the measurement of surface tension were evaluated critically and, as a result, the maximum bubble pressure method was selected. Varying the flow rate of the gas changes the frequency of bubble formation and thereby the age of the surface. The parameter has been utilized by many researchers to monitor the diffusion of low surface energy components (e.g., surfactants) to the liquid/air interface. The effect of bubble frequency when tested with a few pure liquids, indicated that the dynamics of bubble formation had to be further examined to separate out inertial and viscous effects from purely surface tension related pressure. The pressure versus flow rate data were extrapolated to zero flow rate and surface tension and density were calculated using these extrapolated values. As expected, surface tension decreased with increasing temperature for all the samples. Surface tension decreases with increasing solids content (when compared with the value for water) to a certain level (about 20%) and it starts to increase again. The decrease in surface tension in the dilute black liquor, is probably due to the decrease in the concentration of water, which has a high surface tension value. The occurrence of the minimum is probably due to the effect of inorganic components dominating over the effect of surfactants and other components. Reduction in the solubilities of the inorganics, promotion of micelles of the surfactants and reduction in the diffusion of surfactants to the surface, also could contribute to this phenomenon. 54 refs., 54 figs., 12 tabs.

Krishnagopalan, J.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Platform Chemicals from an Oilseed Biorefinery  

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The US chemical industry is $460 billion in size where a $150 billion segment of which is non-oxygenated chemicals that is sourced today via petroleum but is addressable by a renewable feedstock if one considers a more chemically reduced feedstock such as vegetable oils. Vegetable oil, due to its chemical functionality, provides a largely untapped opportunity as a renewable chemical source to replace petroleum-derived chemicals and produce platform chemicals unavailable today. This project examined the fertile intersection between the rich building blocks provided by vegetable oils and the enhanced chemical modification capability provided by metathesis chemistry. The technology advanced in this study is the process of ethylene cross-metathesis (referred to as ethenolysis) with vegetable oil and vegetable oil derivatives to manufacture the platform-chemical 9-decenoic acid (or 9DA) and olefin co-products. The project team meet its goals of demonstrating improved catalyst efficiencies of several multiples, deepening the mechanistic understanding of metathesis, synthesis and screening of dozens of new catalysts, designing and modeling commercial processes, and estimating production costs. One demonstrable result of the study was a step change improvement in catalyst turnover number in the ethenolysis of methyl oleate as reported here. We met our key measurable of producing 100 lbs of 9DA at the pilot-scale, which demonstrated ability to scale-up ethenolysis. DOE Project funding had significant positive impact on development of metathetically modified vegetable oils more broadly as the Cargill/Materia partnership, that was able to initiate primarily due to DOE funding, has succeeded in commercializing products, validating metathesis as a platform technology, and expanding a diverse products portfolio in high value and in large volume markets. Opportunities have expanded and business development has gained considerable momentum and enabled further expansion of the Materia/Cargill relationship. This project exceeded expectations and is having immediate impact on DOE success by replacing petroleum products with renewables in a large volume application today.

Tupy, Mike; Schrodi Yann

2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

348

Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

Salton, Jonathan R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Garretson, Justin (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Wetmore, CO); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

349

VOLTTRON Lite: Integration Platform for the Transactional Network  

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In FY13, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the Department of Energys (DOEs) Building Technologies Office (BTO) designed, prototyped and tested a transactional network platform. The platform is intended to support energy, operational and financial transactions between any networked entities (equipment, organizations, buildings, grid, etc.). Initially, in FY13, the concept demonstrated transactions between packaged rooftop units (RTUs) and the electric grid using applications or agents that reside on the platform, on the equipment, on local building controller or in the Cloud. This document describes the core of the transactional network platform, the Volttron Lite software and associated services hosted on the platform. Future enhancements are also discussed. The appendix of the document provides examples of how to use the various services hosted on the platform.

Haack, Jereme N.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Akyol, Bora A.; Lutes, Robert G.

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

350

Computational and experimental platform for understanding and optimizing water flux and salt rejection in nanoporous membranes.  

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Affordable clean water is both a global and a national security issue as lack of it can cause death, disease, and international tension. Furthermore, efficient water filtration reduces the demand for energy, another national issue. The best current solution to clean water lies in reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that remove salts from water with applied pressure, but widely used polymeric membrane technology is energy intensive and produces water depleted in useful electrolytes. Furthermore incremental improvements, based on engineering solutions rather than new materials, have yielded only modest gains in performance over the last 25 years. We have pursued a creative and innovative new approach to membrane design and development for cheap desalination membranes by approaching the problem at the molecular level of pore design. Our inspiration comes from natural biological channels, which permit faster water transport than current reverse osmosis membranes and selectively pass healthy ions. Aiming for an order-of-magnitude improvement over mature polymer technology carries significant inherent risks. The success of our fundamental research effort lies in our exploiting, extending, and integrating recent advances by our team in theory, modeling, nano-fabrication and platform development. A combined theoretical and experimental platform has been developed to understand the interplay between water flux and ion rejection in precisely-defined nano-channels. Our innovative functionalization of solid state nanoporous membranes with organic protein-mimetic polymers achieves 3-fold improvement in water flux over commercial RO membranes and has yielded a pending patent and industrial interest. Our success has generated useful contributions to energy storage, nanoscience, and membrane technology research and development important for national health and prosperity.

Rempe, Susan B.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

A Photovoltaic Test Platform Realized with Multiple Independent Outputs.  

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??In this thesis, a project to design and build a photovoltaic test platform is discussed. Essentially, it is a photovoltaic simulator designed to have multiple (more)

Crawford, Kevin P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Biochemical Conversion...  

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

Biochemical Conversion 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Biochemical Conversion This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent...

353

Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform - 2014 BTO Peer...  

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

Presentation More Documents & Publications Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform - 2013 BTO Peer Review LBNL SEED: Why Open Source Overview LBNL SEED for Cities Overview...

354

VOLTTRONTM as an Open Source Platform for Energy Management Applicatio...  

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

Virginia Tech VOLTTRON TM as an Open Source Platform for Energy Management Applications HVAC Controllers Lighting Controllers Lighting circuit(s) Plug load Controllers July 23,...

355

The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for Electricity Tariffs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database...

356

Design of an omnidirectional and holonomic wheeled platform prototype  

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This paper presents the concepts for a new family of wheeled platforms which feature full omnidirectionality with simultaneous and independent rotational and translational motion capabilities. We first describe the original orthogonal-wheels assembly'' on which these platforms are based and discuss how a combination of these assemblies is used to generate an omnidirectional capability. The design and control of a prototype platform developed to test and demonstrate the proposed concepts is then described, and experimental results illustrating the full omnidirectionality of the platform with decoupled rotational and translational degrees of freedom are presented. 15 refs., 9 figs.

Killough, S.M.; Pin, F.G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

CX-007567: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Cost of Energy Reduction for Offshore Tension Leg Platform (TLP) Wind Turbine Systems Through Advanced Control Strategies for Energy Yield Improvement, Load Mitigation and Stabilization CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 01/19/2012 Location(s): Virginia Offices(s): Golden Field Office

358

Platform Based Design for Automotive Sensor Conditioning L. Fanucci1  

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Platform Based Design for Automotive Sensor Conditioning L. Fanucci1 , A. Giambastiani2 , F. Iozzi3 kinds of sensors for automotive applications is presented. A platform based design approach is pursued prototyping. A case study is presented concerning the conditioning of a Gyro yaw rate sensor for automotive

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

359

Characterizing System Level Energy Consumption in Mobile Computing Platforms  

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1 Characterizing System Level Energy Consumption in Mobile Computing Platforms Cintia B. Margi 1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064 Abstract-- This paper approaches energy consumption charac- terization in mobile computing platforms by assessing energy con- sumption of "basic" application-level tasks

Obraczka, Katia

360

product platforms Marc H. Meyer, Olivier de Weck and Tucker  

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FIR ST PAG E PR O O FS wiem05025 product platforms Marc H. Meyer, Olivier de Weck and Tucker Marion across existing products as well as new market appli- cations (Meyer, Tertzakian, and Utterback, 1997). Designing, developing, and integrating ``product platforms'' is a tried and true practice for accomplishing

de Weck, Olivier L.

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361

ATLAS: A NOVEL KINEMATIC ARCHITECTURE FOR SIX DOF MOTION PLATFORMS  

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ATLAS: A NOVEL KINEMATIC ARCHITECTURE FOR SIX DOF MOTION PLATFORMS M.J.D. HAYES Mechanical simulation required in many applications. This paper presents an overview of the Atlas platform: a novel six orienting device, called the Atlas sphere, on a gantry with three linear axes. The key to the design

Hayes, John

362

Microfluidics for biological analysis: Triumphs and hurdles of CD platforms  

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Microfluidics for biological analysis: Triumphs and hurdles of CD platforms JONATHAN SIEGRIST1 , R on microfluidic technologies has become extensive, particularly in regards to the develop- ment of sample. Centrifugal microfluidic platforms based on the compact-disc format are discussed, along with the advantages

Joshi, Yogesh Moreshwar

363

Software Platforms for Smart Building Ecosystems: Understanding the  

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Software Platforms for Smart Building Ecosystems: Understanding the Key Architectural-ready software platform for the smart building domain. We analyzed the type of contributors that may exist in a smart building ecosystem, the quality attributes that those roles are concerned with, and the key

364

Constructionism 2010 Robotic Educational Platform based on Ball Robots  

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Constructionism 2010 1 Robotic Educational Platform based on Ball Robots Zuzana Zajícková further on: we propose a creative and non-conventional platform, which goes beyond the traditional wheeled and entertaining educational experience. The idea of an autonomous ball robot is not new. Successful robots were

Petrovic, Pavel

365

Conceptual design and comparison of aramid and polyester taut leg spread moorings for deepwater applications  

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As the offshore industry looks beyond water depths of 3,000 ft for future oil and gas production, the industry standard steel catenary spread mooring (CSM) system used on all floating production systems installed to date becomes increasingly inefficient and costly. An alternative to the CSM is the Taut Leg Spread Mooring (TLSM) system with its characteristic short scope legs and vertically loaded anchors. In water depths greater than 3,000 ft, it has been shown that TLSMs comprised of synthetic mooring lines have performance advantages over systems utilizing steel wire rope and demonstrated potential for significant cost reductions. Early studies investigated the use of aramid fiber rope due to its high strength, lower in-water weight and lower axial stiffness as compared to ropes made from steel. Later studies indicated that the material properties of polyester fiber, primarily its lower Young`s modulus, made polyester mooring lines more suitable for use in TLSMs. As the TLSM knowledge base expanded, aramid rope construction evolved. Earlier efforts to match the characteristics of steel wire rope have given way to new generation soft aramid constructions. This paper compares the mooring performance and total installed cost of a soft aramid TLSM to a typical polyester configuration. Both systems were designed for use in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) with an FPS based on the Aker P45.

Wilde, B.; Kelly, P.; Librino, F.; Whitehill, A.S.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

366

Control of Two Permanent Magnet Machines Using a Five-Leg Inverter for Automotive Applications  

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This paper presents digital control schemes for control of two permanent magnet (PM) machines in an integrated traction and air-conditioning compressor drive system for automotive applications. The integrated drive system employs a five-leg inverter to power a three-phase traction PM motor and a two-phase compressor PM motor by tying the common terminal of the two-phase motor to the neutral point of the three-phase motor. Compared to a three-phase or a standalone two-phase inverter, it eliminates one phase leg and shares the control electronics between the two drives, thus significantly reducing the component count of the compressor drive. To demonstrate that the speed and torque of the two PM motors can be controlled independently, a control strategy was implemented in a digital signal processor, which includes a rotor flux field orientation based control (RFOC) for the three-phase motor, a similar RFOC and a position sensorless control in the brushless dc (BLDC) mode for the two-phase motor. Control implementation issues unique to a two-phase PM motor are also discussed. Test results with the three-phase motor running in the ac synchronous (ACS) mode while the two-phase motor either in the ACS or the BLDC mode are included to verify the independent speed and torque control capability of the integrated drive.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Huang, Xianghui [GE Global Research

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

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

368

Effect of grooves cut on the periphery of a circular hole in bars subjected to tension  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of FIASTER OF SClENCE August 1967 Plajor Suhj cot: ~Iechanical Engineerdng EI'1'ECT 01 GROOVES CUT OV THE PERIPHERY OF A CIRCULAR HOLE IN BARS SUBJECTED TO TENSION A Thesis by JUAN RICARDO SCHNALZ Approved as to style and content by: ~Head... ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 19 20 21 Tube and 22 IV EFFECT. OF GROOVES CUT ON THZ PERIL'T~RX OF A CZN1ERZD CIRCULAR HOIZ IN BARS SUBJECTED TO TENSION . . . . . . . . . , 23 General Results and Discussion . . . 23 Comparison of Re ults and Conclu ion. 46 BIBLIOGRAPHY L9...

Schmalz, Juan Ricardo

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Detection of ``single-leg separated`` heart valves using statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier  

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The goal of this work was to detect ``single-leg separated`` Bjoerk-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valves which had been implanted in sheep. A ``single-leg separated`` heart valve contains a fracture in the outlet strut resulting in an increased risk of mechanical failure. The approach presented in this report detects such fractures by applying statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier to the acoustic signatures of the valve opening. This approach is discussed and results of applying it to real data are given.

Buhl, M.R.; Clark, G.A.; Candy, J.V.; Thomas, G.H.

1993-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

370

Detection of ``single-leg separated`` heart valves using statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier. Revision 1  

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The goal of this work was to detect ``single-leg separated`` Bjoerk-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valves which had been implanted in sheep. A ``single-leg separated`` heart valve contains a fracture in the outlet strut resulting in an increased risk of mechanical failure. The approach presented in this report detects such fractures by applying statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier to the acoustic signatures of the valve opening. This approach is discussed and results of applying it to real data are given.

Buhl, M.R.; Clark, G.A.; Candy, J.V.; Thomas, G.H.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Autonomous biomorphic robots as platforms for sensors  

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The idea of building autonomous robots that can carry out complex and nonrepetitive tasks is an old one, so far unrealized in any meaningful hardware. Tilden has shown recently that there are simple, processor-free solutions to building autonomous mobile machines that continuously adapt to unknown and hostile environments, are designed primarily to survive, and are extremely resistant to damage. These devices use smart mechanics and simple (low component count) electronic neuron control structures having the functionality of biological organisms from simple invertebrates to sophisticated members of the insect and crab family. These devices are paradigms for the development of autonomous machines that can carry out directed goals. The machine then becomes a robust survivalist platform that can carry sensors or instruments. These autonomous roving machines, now in an early stage of development (several proof-of-concept prototype walkers have been built), can be developed so that they are inexpensive, robust, and versatile carriers for a variety of instrument packages. Applications are immediate and many, in areas as diverse as prosthetics, medicine, space, construction, nanoscience, defense, remote sensing, environmental cleanup, and biotechnology.

Tilden, M.; Hasslacher, B.; Mainieri, R.; Moses, J.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Tectonic synthesis of the northern Arabian platform  

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The creation and destruction of Tethys oceans from the early Mesozoic to the present has created a complex suture zone along the Zagros/Bitlus trend. The fundamental interactions are between the Arabian and Euasian plates, but several microplates trapped between the major plates further complicate the tectonic fabric of the region. On the west, the Arabian plate slides past the African plate and the Sinai microplate along the Levant fault. The Palmyrides are related to a bend in this plate boundary and are not an offset extension of the Syrian arc. As Arabia penetrates Eurasia the Anatolian block is escaping to the west along the northern (right-lateral) and eastern (left-lateral) faults. Convergence of the Eurasian and Arabian plates resulted in ophiolite abduction (Late Cretaceous), followed by continent-continent collision (Miocene to present). The zone of collision is marked by the Bitlis-Zagrosa suture. Structural features associated with the collision include overthrusting, impactogens, and complexly folded and faulted mountain systems. Intensity and complexity of structuring decreases southward into open long-wavelength folds on the Arabian Platform. The fortuitous combination of rich source rocks, abundant reservoir rocks with primary and fracture porosity, and numerous trapping structures make this an extraordinary prolific hydrocarbon province. A structural and lithologic interpretation of 53 contiguous Landsat Multispectral Scanner scenes covering all of Syria, Iraq, and Kuwait, and portions of Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia has provided insights into the tectonic history of this area and its hydrocarbon accumulation.

Everett, J.R.; Russell, O.R.; Stasxkowski, R.J.; Loyd, S.P.; Tabbutt, V.M. (Earth Satellite Corp., Chevy Chase, MD (USA)); Dolan, P.; Stein, A. (Dolan and Associates, Richmond (England)); Scott, J. (Petroleum Geological Analysis, Ltd., Reading (England))

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Predicting Static Losses in an Inverter-Leg built with SiC Normally-Off JFETs and SiC diodes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Predicting Static Losses in an Inverter-Leg built with SiC Normally-Off JFETs and SiC diodes Xavier details the methodology of a method to calculate static losses in an inverter leg built with SiC Normally model with a constant current. The proposed method is applied to a three phase inverter to evaluate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

374

Volttron: An Agent Platform for the Smart Grid  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

VOLLTRON platform enables the deployment of intelligent sensors and controllers in the smart grid and provides a stable, secure and flexible framework that expands the sensing and control capabilities. VOLTTRON platform provides services fulfilling the essential requirements of resource management and security for agent operation in the power grid. The facilities provided by the platform allow agent developers to focus on the implementation of their agent system and not on the necessary "plumbing' code. For example, a simple collaborative demand response application was written in less than 200 lines of Python.

Haack, Jereme N.; Akyol, Bora A.; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Tews, Cody W.; Foglesong, Lance W.

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

375

On the limit of large surface tension for a fluid motion with free boundary  

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We study the free boundary Euler equations in two spatial dimensions. We prove that if the boundary is sufficiently regular, then solutions of the free boundary fluid motion converge to solutions of the Euler equations in a fixed domain when the coefficient of surface tension tends to infinity.

Marcelo M. Disconzi; David G. Ebin

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

376

Surface tension and the mechanics of liquid inclusions in compliant solids  

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Eshelby's theory of inclusions has wide-reaching implications across the mechanics of materials and structures including the theories of composites, fracture, and plasticity. However, it does not include the effects of surface stress, which has recently been shown to control many processes in soft materials such as gels, elastomers and biological tissue. To extend Eshelby's theory of inclusions to soft materials, we consider liquid inclusions within an isotropic, compressible, linear-elastic solid. We solve for the displacement and stress fields around individual stretched inclusions, accounting for the bulk elasticity of the solid and the surface tension (\\textit{i.e.} isotropic strain-independent surface stress) of the solid-liquid interface. Surface tension significantly alters the inclusion's shape and stiffness as well as its near- and far-field stress fields. These phenomenon depend strongly on the ratio of inclusion radius, $R$, to an elastocapillary length, $L$. Surface tension is significant whenever inclusions are smaller than $100L$. While Eshelby theory predicts that liquid inclusions generically reduce the stiffness of an elastic solid, our results show that liquid inclusions can actually stiffen a solid when $Rsurface tension cloaks the far-field signature of liquid inclusions when $R=3L/2$. These results are have far-reaching applications from measuring local stresses in biological tissue, to determining the failure strength of soft composites.

Robert W. Style; John S. Wettlaufer; Eric R. Dufresne

2014-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

377

Compound pendant drop tensiometry for surface tension measurement at zero Bond  

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is stationary, the net force acting on it must be zero. The net force is the sum of three forces: (iCompound pendant drop tensiometry for surface tension measurement at zero Bond number of the particle Fweight acting downwards. We now calculate each of these components separately, adopting

Chan, Derek Y C

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Indentation of a Rigid Sphere into an Elastic Substrate with Surface Tension and Adhesion  

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The surface tension of compliant materials such as gels provides resistance to deformation in addition to and sometimes surpassing that due to elasticity. This article studies how surface tension changes the contact mechanics of a small hard sphere indenting a soft elastic substrate. Previous studies have examined the special case where the external load is zero, so contact is driven by adhesion alone. Here, we tackle the much more complicated problem where, in addition to adhesion, deformation is driven by an indentation force. We present an exact solution based on small strain theory. The relation between indentation force (displacement) and contact radius is found to depend on a single dimensionless parameter: $\\omega=\\sigma(\\mu R)^{-2/3}(9\\pi W_{\\textrm{ad}}/4)^{-1/3}$, where $\\sigma$ and $\\mu$ are the surface tension and shear modulus of the substrate, $R$ is the sphere radius, and $W_{\\textrm{ad}}$ is the interfacial work of adhesion. Our theory reduces to the Johnson-Kendall-Roberts theory and Young-Dupr\\'e equation in the limits of small and large $\\omega$ respectively, and compares well with existing experimental data. Our results show that, although surface tension can significantly affect the indentation force, the magnitude of the pull-off load in the partial wetting liquid-like limit is reduced only by 1/3 compared with the JKR limit, and the pull-off behavior is completely determined by $\\omega$.

Chung-Yuen Hui; Tianshu Liu; Thomas Salez; Elie Raphael; Anand Jagota

2015-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

379

Free energy and surface tension of arbitrarily large Mackay icosahedral clusters  

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Free energy and surface tension of arbitrarily large Mackay icosahedral clusters Richard B. Mc for predicting the free energy of arbitrarily large Mackay icosahedral clusters. van der Waals clusters free energies for larger clusters 561 atoms . Combining these predictions with correlations

Goddard III, William A.

380

Crystallographic texture evolution in high-density polyethylene during uniaxial tension  

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Crystallographic texture evolution in high-density polyethylene during uniaxial tension D. Lia , H experimental measurements of crystallographic texture evolution in high-density polyethylene subjected to very straining of high-density polyethylene to large strains. There are at least three distinct preferred

Garmestani, Hamid

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On stability condition for bifluid flows with surface tension: Application to microfluidics  

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On stability condition for bifluid flows with surface tension: Application to microfluidics Ce simulations of microfluidic flows using a Level Set method, namely the exploration of different mixing-vol- umes; Microfluidics; Droplets 1. Introduction Analysis and algorithms derived herein are the result

Frey, Pascal

382

Birth and Growth of Cavitation Bubbles within Water under Tension Confined in a Simple Synthetic Tree  

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Birth and Growth of Cavitation Bubbles within Water under Tension Confined in a Simple Synthetic. Cavitation can spontaneously occur, nucleating a bubble. We investigate the dynamics of spontaneous or triggered cavitation inside water filled microcavities of a hydrogel. Results show that a stable bubble

Ohl, Claus-Dieter

383

Thermomechanical Characterization of a TiPdNi High Temperature SMA under Tension  

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Thermomechanical Characterization of a TiPdNi High Temperature SMA under Tension Parikshith K issues, a nominal composition of Ti50Pd40Ni10 HTSMA was used. The alloy was fabricated using a vacuum arc Electrode Discharge Machining (EDM). A high temperature experimental setup was developed on a load frame

384

PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE EQUILIBRIUM RADIUS AND ASSOCIATED OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF A  

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PARAMETERIZATIONS FOR THE KELVIN (SURFACE TENSION) EFFECT ON THE EQUILIBRIUM RADIUS AND ASSOCIATED as the volume-equivalent dry radius rdry) and the fractional relative humidity h (RH/100). Surface tension also the dependence of the equilibrium size of a particle with given rdry at given relative humidity on surface

385

Tracking Provenance in ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms  

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Provenance is dened as information about the origin of objects, a concept that applies to both physical and digital objects and often overlaps both. The use of provenance in systems designed for research is an important but forgotten feature. Provenance allows for proper and exact tracking of information, its use, its lineage, its derivations and other metadata that are important for correctly adhering to the scien- tic method. In our project's prescribed use of provenance, researchers can determine detailed information about the use of sensor data in their experiments on ORNL's Flexible Research Platforms (FRPs). Our project's provenance system, Provenance Data Management System (ProvDMS), tracks information starting with the creation of information by an FRP sensor. The system determines station information, sensor information, and sensor channel information. The system allows researchers to derive generations of experiments from the sensor data and tracks their hierarchical flow. Key points can be seen in the history of the information as part of the information's workflow. The concept of provenance and its usage in science is relatively new and while used in other cases around the world, our project's provenance diers in a key area. To keep track of provenance, most systems must be designed or redesigned around the new provenance system. Our system is designed as a cohesive but sepa- rate entity and allows for researchers to continue using their own methods of analysis without being constrained in their ways in order to track the provenance. We have designed ProvDMS using a lightweight provenance library, Core Provenance Library (CPL) v.6 In addition to keeping track of sensor data experiments and its provenance, ProvDMS also provides a web-enabled visualization of the inheritance.

Hensley, Zachary P [ORNL; Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Classification of heart valve single leg separations from acoustic clinical measurements  

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Our system classifies the condition (intact or single leg separated) of in vivo Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave (BSCC) heart valves by processing acoustic measurements of clinical heart valve opening sounds. We use spectral features as inputs to a two-stage classifier, which first classifies individual heart beats, then classifies valves. Performance is measured by probability of detection and probability of false alarm, and by confidence intervals on the probability of correct classification. The novelty of the work lies in the application of advanced techniques to real heart valve data, and extensions of published algorithms that enhance their applicability. We show that even when given a very small number of training samples, the classifier can achieve a probability of correct classification of 100%.

Clark, G.A.; Bowman, B.C.; Boruta, N.; Thomas, G.H.; Jones, H.E.; Buhl, M.R.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Modeling and Application of Series Elastic Actuators for Force Control Multi Legged Robots  

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Series Elastic Actuators provide many benefits in force control of robots in unconstrained environments. These benefits include high force fidelity, extremely low impedance, low friction, and good force control bandwidth. Series Elastic Actuators employ a novel mechanical design architecture which goes against the common machine design principal of "stiffer is better". A compliant element is placed between the gear train and driven load to intentionally reduce the stiffness of the actuator. A position sensor measures the deflection, and the force output is accurately calculated using Hooke's Law (F=Kx). A control loop then servos the actuator to the desired output force. The resulting actuator has inherent shock tolerance, high force fidelity and extremely low impedance. These characteristics are desirable in many applications including legged robots, exoskeletons for human performance amplification, robotic arms, haptic interfaces, and adaptive suspensions. We describe several variations of Series Elastic Ac...

S, Arumugom; V, Ponselvan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This video submission presents the experimental validation and testing of a leg-wheel hybrid mobile robot  

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is installed inside the spoke and its power and control signal are passed through a connector pair, which have separate mechanisms of wheels and legs, this robot is implemented with a transformation mechanism inventions specialized in rolling on the flat ground, whose excellent performance of power efficiency

Lin, Pei-Chun

389

Seafloor anchoring for platforms in the Messina Strait  

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The importance of properly designing and selecting an anchor is key to reliable techniques for floating offshore platforms including power generation from marine currents. Numerous studies have demonstrated how the uplift ...

Manno, Antonioluca

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

An architectural selection framework for data fusion in sensor platforms  

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The role of data fusion in sensor platforms is becoming increasingly important in various domains of science, technology and business. Fusion pertains to the merging or integration of information towards an enhanced level ...

Mirza, Atif R

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Design and implementation of an automated battery management platform  

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This thesis describes the design and the implementation of the hardware platform for automated battery management with battery changing/charging capability for autonomous UAV missions with persistency requirement that ...

Toksoz, Tuna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Acoustic classification of buried objects with mobile sonar platforms  

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In this thesis, the use of highly mobile sonar platforms is investigated for the purpose of acoustically classifying compact objects on or below the seabed. The extension of existing strategies, including synthetic aperture ...

Edwards, Joseph Richard, 1971-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Fluidics platform and method for sample preparation and analysis  

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Herein provided are fluidics platform and method for sample preparation and analysis. The fluidics platform is capable of analyzing DNA from blood samples using amplification assays such as polymerase-chain-reaction assays and loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification assays. The fluidics platform can also be used for other types of assays and analyzes. In some embodiments, a sample in a sealed tube can be inserted directly. The following isolation, detection, and analyzes can be performed without a user's intervention. The disclosed platform may also comprises a sample preparation system with a magnetic actuator, a heater, and an air-drying mechanism, and fluid manipulation processes for extraction, washing, elution, assay assembly, assay detection, and cleaning after reactions and between samples.

Benner, W. Henry; Dzenitis, John M.; Bennet, William J.; Baker, Brian R.

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

394

Communication centric platforms for future high data intensive applications  

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The notion of platform based design is considered as a viable solution to boost the design productivity by favouring reuse design methodology. With the scaling down of device feature size and scaling up of design complexity, ...

Ahmad, Balal

395

Seletos 1 COMPARING NATIVE AND CROSS-PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT TABLET  

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like animations, touch sensors, button interaction and sound output all help to hold the attention..............................................................................................4 2 Background.1.1 Multi-Platform Development Environment.................................6 2.2 Autism Background

Miles, Will

396

A Knowledge Management Platform for Documentation of Case Reports in  

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A Knowledge Management Platform for Documentation of Case Reports in Pharmacovigilance Florence systematic reviews are needed, there is little guidance on how systematic documentation of drug adverse documentation of pharmacovigilance case reports for the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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MICRO AND NANO SCIENCE PLATFORM Annual Report 2010  

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contributing to the development of novel technology in this area. The Platform is stra- tegically directed hierarchical levels. Especially, SMEs should stronger benefit from ETH strengths. #12;4 Future innovations need

Sandoghdar, Vahid

398

VOLTTRON: An Agent Execution Platform for the Electric Power System  

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Volttron is an agent execution platform that is engineered for use in the electric power system. Volttron provides resource guarantees for agents and the platform including memory and processor utilization; authentication and authorization services; directory services for agent and resource location; and agent mobility. Unlike most other agent platforms, Volttron does not depend on a single agent authoring language. Instead, we chose to design and implement Volttron as a platform service and framework that is decoupled from the agent execution environment. A prototype implementation of Volttron has been written in Python (using Python v2.7.2) and we have executed agents written in Python and Java and as shell scripts. The intended use of Volttron is in the power distribution system for managing distributed generation, demand-response, and plug-in electric vehicles.

Akyol, Bora A.; Haack, Jereme N.; Ciraci, Selim; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Vlachopoulou, Maria; Tews, Cody W.

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

399

Platform-independent method for computer aided schematic drawings  

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A CAD/CAM method is disclosed for a computer system to capture and interchange schematic drawing and associated design information. The schematic drawing and design information are stored in an extensible, platform-independent format.

Vell, Jeffrey L. (Slingerlands, NY); Siganporia, Darius M. (Clifton Park, NY); Levy, Arthur J. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Architecture, Platforms and Integration Information Services and Technology  

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Architecture, Platforms and Integration Information Services and Technology March 1, 2013 Bill Jon Broshious Systems Integration & Architecture George Atala Joel Henderson Lito Tejada Bernard Wong Tamer Sakr Developer Toolkit Karin Bliman Mary Washburn Enterprise Architecture Consulting Russell

Walker, Matthew P.

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Development and optimization of high-throughput zebrafish screening platform  

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The high-throughput zebrafish screening platform is a revolutionary tool that enables subcellular precision in vivo whole animal screening of Danio Rerio. It can perform laser surgery and/or imaging in less than twenty ...

Koo, Bryan Kyo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Responses of an articulated loading platform in waves and currents  

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The responses of an articulated loading platform (ALP) in regular and irregular unidirectional waves (with or without currents) are investigated both in frequency and time domain. The first- and second-order wave diffraction radiation are solved...

Ran, Zhihuang

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Development of a microfluidic platform for integrated DNA sequencing protocols  

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This thesis describes the design and development of a microfluidic platform to reduce costs and improve the quality of in the DNA sequencing methodology currently implemented at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...

Kumar, Mayank, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

A Functional Test Platform for the Community Land Model  

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A functional test platform is presented to create direct linkages between site measurements and the process-based ecosystem model within the Community Earth System Models (CESM). The platform consists of three major parts: 1) interactive user interfaces, 2) functional test model and 3) observational datasets. It provides much needed integration interfaces for both field experimentalists and ecosystem modelers to improve the model s representation of ecosystem processes within the CESM framework without large software overhead.

Xu, Yang [ORNL] [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL] [ORNL; King, Anthony Wayne [ORNL] [ORNL; Steed, Chad A [ORNL] [ORNL; Gu, Lianhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Schuchart, Joseph [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Blade platform seal for ceramic/metal rotor assembly  

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A combination ceramic and metal turbine rotor for use in high temperature gas turbine engines includes a metal rotor disc having a rim with a plurality of circumferentially spaced blade root retention slots therein to receive a plurality of ceramic blades, each including side platform segments thereon and a dovetail configured root slidably received in one of the slots. Adjacent ones of the platform segments including edge portions thereon closely spaced when the blades are assembled to form expansion gaps in an annular flow surface for gas passage through the blades and wherein the assembly further includes a plurality of unitary seal members on the rotor connected to its rim and each including a plurality of spaced, axially extending, flexible fingers that underlie and conform to the edge portions of the platform segments and which are operative at turbine operating temperatures and speeds to distribute loading on the platform segments as the fingers are seated against the underside of the blade platforms to seal the gaps without undesirably stressing thin web ceramic sections of the platform.

Wertz, John L. (Indianapolis, IN)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Mission-Critical Platform for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) SQL Server 2008 Mission-Critical Platform for OLTP Data Solutions  

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Mission-Critical Platform for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) SQL Server 2008 Mission Data Collector to troubleshoot and tune SQL Server 2008 instances. Help ensure compliance 2008 high- performance query processing engine for industry leading performance and scalability. Define

Bernstein, Phil

407

National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #23, April-June 2009  

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April to June, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

Schell, D.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Online Allocation of Splitable Clients to Multiple Servers on Large Scale Heterogeneous Platforms  

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, platforms like BOINC [1] or Folding@home [17] uses volunteers machines to perform hard computations

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

409

National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #24, July-September 2009  

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July to September, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

Schell, D.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Temperature measurement in the Intel Efraim Rotem Mobile Platform Group, Intel corporation  

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, Intel corporation Jim Hermerding Mobile platform Group, Intel corporation Cohen Aviad - Microprocessor

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

411

National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #22, January - March 2009  

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January to March, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

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2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #20, July-September 2008  

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July to September, 2008 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

Schell, D. J.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #25, October - December 2009  

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October to December, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

Schell, D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C6, supplement au n 8, Tome 39, aout 1978, page C6-205 SURFACE TENSION AND DENSITY PROFILE OF LIQUID He+  

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variationnelle la tension superficielle et le profil de densité au voisinage de la surface. On tient compte des 3 He as input. The calculation yields a surface tension of 0.134 K/A2 which compares well the same radial distribution function as input. The surface tension of liquid 3 He has been measured over

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Appeared in Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics volume 51, pages 733--795, 1998. SINGULARITY FORMATION IN THIN JETS WITH SURFACE TENSION  

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. SINGULARITY FORMATION IN THIN JETS WITH SURFACE TENSION M. C. PUGH AND M. J. SHELLEY Abstract. We derive immiscible fluid by fluid interfaces with surface tension. Both fluids are assumed to be in­ compressible. These singularities are driven by the surface tension, and are very similar to those observed previously by Hou

Pugh, Mary

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Surface tension of an electrolyteair interface: a Monte Carlo study This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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Surface tension of an electrolyte­air interface: a Monte Carlo study This article has been 24 (2012) 284115 (5pp) doi:10.1088/0953-8984/24/28/284115 Surface tension of an electrolyte for calculating the surface tension of an electrolyte­air interface using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations

Levin, Yan

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 86, 026119 (2012) Shape of an elastic loop strongly bent by surface tension: Experiments and comparison with theory  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 86, 026119 (2012) Shape of an elastic loop strongly bent by surface tension a simple and reliable way to measure surface tension. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.026119 PACS number(s): 89]. For increasing surface tension, it successively bifurcates to a planar oval shape, to a twisted saddlelike

Audoly, Basile

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Appeared in Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics volume 51, pages 733795, 1998. SINGULARITY FORMATION IN THIN JETS WITH SURFACE TENSION  

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. SINGULARITY FORMATION IN THIN JETS WITH SURFACE TENSION M. C. PUGH AND M. J. SHELLEY Abstract. We derive immiscible fluid by fluid interfaces with surface tension. Both fluids are assumed to be in- compressible. These singularities are driven by the surface tension, and are very similar to those observed previously by Hou

Pugh, Mary

419

Physica 65 (1973) 73-88 0 North-Holland Publishing Co. SURFACE TENSION IN THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL ISING MODEL  

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Physica 65 (1973) 73-88 0 North-Holland Publishing Co. SURFACE TENSION IN THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL ISING of surface tension between oppositely magnetised phases in the two-dimensional Ising model. With nearest?) defined and calculated exactly a surface tension. This was later shown by Fisher and Ferdinand5

Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

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Numerical simulation of the stochastic dynamics of inclusions in biomembranes in presence of surface tension  

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The stochastic dynamics of inclusions in a randomly fluctuating biomembrane is simulated. These inclusions can represent the embedded proteins and the external particles arriving at a cell membrane. The energetics of the biomembrane is modelled via the Canham-Helfrich Hamiltonian. The contributions of both the bending elastic-curvature energy and the surface tension of the biomembrane are taken into account. The biomembrane is treated as a two-dimensional sheet whose height variations from a reference frame is treated as a stochastic Wiener process. The lateral diffusion parameter associated with this Wiener process coupled with the longitudinal diffusion parameter obtained from the standard Einsteinian diffusion theory completely determine the stochastic motion of the inclusions. It is shown that the presence of surface tension significantly affects the overall dynamics of the inclusions, particularly the rate of capture of the external inclusions, such as drug particles, at the site of the embedded inclusions, such as the embedded proteins.

H. Rafii-Tabar; H. R. Sepangi

2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Tension and Negative Pressure Interior of a Non-Singular `Black Hole'  

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The constant density interior Schwarzschild solution for a static, spherically symmetric collapsed star has a divergent pressure when its radius $R\\le\\frac{9}{8}R_s=\\frac{9}{4}GM$. We show that this divergence is integrable, and induces a non-isotropic transverse stress with a finite redshifted surface tension on a spherical surface of radius $R_0=3R\\sqrt{1-\\frac{8}{9}\\frac{R}{R_s}}$. For $r surface is localized at the Schwarzschild radius itself, $R_0=R_s$, and the solution has constant negative pressure $p =-\\bar\\rho$ everywhere in the interior $rsurface tension of the condensate star surface is given by $\\tau_s=\\Delta\\kappa/8\\pi G$, where $\\Delta\\kappa=\\kappa_+-\\kappa_-=2\\kappa_+=1/R_s$ is the difference of equal and opposite surface grav...

Mazur, Pawel O

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The Role of Surface Tension for the Equation of State of Quark-Gluon Bags  

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The temperature and chemical potential dependent surface tension of bags is introduced into the gas of quark-gluon bags model. The suggested model is solved analytically. It resolves a long standing problem of a unified description of the first and second order phase transition with the cross-over. Such an approach is necessary to model the complicated properties of quark-gluon plasma and hadronic matter from the first principles of statistical mechanics. In addition to the deconfinement phase transition, we found that at the curve of a zero surface tension coefficient there must exist the surface induced phase tranition of the 2-nd or higher order, which separates the pure quark gluon plasma (QGP) from the cross-over states. Thus, the present model predicts that the critical endpoint of quantum chromodynamics is the tricritical endpoint.

K. A. Bugaev

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

423

Breakdown of a topological phase: Quantum phase transition in a loop gas model with tension  

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We study the stability of topological order against local perturbations by considering the effect of a magnetic field on a spin model -- the toric code -- which is in a topological phase. The model can be mapped onto a quantum loop gas where the perturbation introduces a bare loop tension. When the loop tension is small, the topological order survives. When it is large, it drives a continuous quantum phase transition into a magnetic state. The transition can be understood as the condensation of `magnetic' vortices, leading to confinement of the elementary `charge' excitations. We also show how the topological order breaks down when the system is coupled to an Ohmic heat bath and discuss our results in the context of quantum computation applications.

Simon Trebst; Philipp Werner; Matthias Troyer; Kirill Shtengel; Chetan Nayak

2006-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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MOWII Webinar: The ECO TLP, an Economical and Ecologically Sound Tension  

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Temperature-extended Jarzynski relation: Application to the numerical calculation of the surface tension  

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We consider a generalization of the Jarzynski relation to the case where the system interacts with a bath for which the temperature is not kept constant but can vary during the transformation. We suggest to use this relation as a replacement to the thermodynamic perturbation method or the Bennett method for the estimation of the order-order surface tension by Monte Carlo simulations. To demonstrate the feasibility of the method, we present some numerical data for the 3D Ising model.

Christophe Chatelain

2007-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension in the cold and dense chiral transition and astrophysical applications  

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The surface tension of cold and dense QCD phase transitions has appeared recently as a key ingredient in different astrophysical scenarios, ranging from core-colapse supernovae explosions to compact star structure. If the surface tension is low enough, observable consequences are possible. Its value is however not known from first-principle methods in QCD, calling for effective approaches. Working within the framework of homogeneous nucleation by Langer, we discuss the steps that are needed to obtain the nucleation parameters from a given effective potential. As a model for deriving the effective potential for the chiral transition, we adopt the linear sigma model with constituent quarks at very low temperatures, which provides an effective description for the thermodynamics of the strong interaction in cold and dense matter, and predict a surface tension of Sigma ~ 5--15 MeV/fm^2, well below previous estimates. Including temperature effects and vacuum logarithmic corrections, we find a clear competition between these features in characterizing the dynamics of the chiral phase conversion.

L. F. Palhares; E. S. Fraga

2011-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Tension of Electrolyte Interfaces: Ionic Specificity within a Field-Theory Approach  

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We study the surface tension of ionic solutions at air/water and oil/water interfaces. By using field-theoretical methods and including a finite proximal surface-region with ionic-specific interactions. The free energy is expanded to first-order in a loop expansion beyond the mean-field result. We calculate the excess surface tension and obtain analytical predictions that reunite the Onsager-Samaras pioneering result (which does not agree with experimental data), with the ionic specificity of the Hofmeister series. We derive analytically the surface-tension dependence on the ionic strength, ionic size and ion-surface interaction, and show consequently that the Onsager-Samaras result is consistent with the one-loop correction beyond the mean-field result. Our theory fits well a wide range of salt concentrations for different monovalent ions using one fit parameter, and reproduces the reverse Hofmeister series for anions at the air/water and oil/water interfaces.

Markovich, Tomer; Podgornik, Rudolf

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Tension of Electrolyte Interfaces: Ionic Specificity within a Field-Theory Approach  

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We study the surface tension of ionic solutions at air/water and oil/water interfaces. By using field-theoretical methods and including a finite proximal surface-region with ionic-specific interactions. The free energy is expanded to first-order in a loop expansion beyond the mean-field result. We calculate the excess surface tension and obtain analytical predictions that reunite the Onsager-Samaras pioneering result (which does not agree with experimental data), with the ionic specificity of the Hofmeister series. We derive analytically the surface-tension dependence on the ionic strength, ionic size and ion-surface interaction, and show consequently that the Onsager-Samaras result is consistent with the one-loop correction beyond the mean-field result. Our theory fits well a wide range of salt concentrations for different monovalent ions using one fit parameter per electrolyte, and reproduces the reverse Hofmeister series for anions at the air/water and oil/water interfaces.

Tomer Markovich; David Andelman; Rudolf Podgornik

2015-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

429

Role of Surface Tension in Adhesive Contact between a Rigid Sphere and a Soft Elastic Substrate  

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The surface tension of compliant materials such as gels provides resistance to deformation in addition to and sometimes surpassing that due to elasticity. This article studies how surface tension changes the contact mechanics of a small hard sphere indenting a soft elastic substrate. Previous studies have examined the special case where the external load is zero, so contact is driven by adhesion alone. Here we tackled the much more complicated problem where, in addition to adhesion, deformation is driven by an indentation force. We presented an exact solution based on small strain theory. The relation between indentation force (displacement) and contact radius is found to depend on two dimensionless parameters: the elasto-capillary number $\\alpha=\\sigma/(2\\mu R)$ and the normalized work of adhesion $W_{\\textrm{ad}}/(\\mu R)$, where $\\mu$ is the shear modulus of the substrate, $R$ the sphere radius, $\\sigma$ the surface tension of substrate-air interface and $W_{\\textrm{ad}}$ is the interfacial work of adhesion...

Hui, Chung-Yuen; Salez, Thomas; Raphael, Elie; Jagota, Anand

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Modular turbine airfoil and platform assembly with independent root teeth  

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A turbine airfoil (22E-H) extends from a shank (23E-H). A platform (30E-H) brackets or surrounds a first portion of the shank (23E-H). Opposed teeth (33, 35) extend laterally from the platform (30E-H) to engage respective slots (50) in a disk. Opposed teeth (25, 27) extend laterally from a second portion of the shank (29) that extends below the platform (30E-H) to engage other slots (52) in the disk. Thus the platform (30E-H) and the shank (23E-H) independently support their own centrifugal loads via their respective teeth. The platform may be formed in two portions (32E-H, 34E-H), that are bonded to each other at matching end-walls (37) and/or via pins (36G) passing through the shank (23E-H). Coolant channels (41, 43) may pass through the shank beside the pins (36G).

Campbell, Christian X; Davies, Daniel O; Eng, Darryl

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

431

Dolomitization by ground-water flow systems in carbonate platforms  

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Dolomite occurs throughout the subsurface of modern carbonate platforms such as the Bahamas. Groundwater flow systems must be responsible for delivery of reactants needed for dolomitization. Reflux, freshwater lens flows, and thermal convection are large-scale flow systems that may be widespread in active platforms. The author has evaluated some aspects of the dynamics and characteristics of these processes with ground-water flow theory and by scaled sandbox experiments. Reflux is not restricted to hypersaline brines, but can occur with bankwaters of only slightly elevated salinity such as those found on the Bahama Banks today (42%). The lack of evaporites in a stratigraphic section, therefore, does not rule out the possibility that reflux may have operated. Flows associated with freshwater lenses include flow in the lens, in the mixing zone, and in the seawater beneath and offshore of the lens. Upward transfer of seawater through the platform margins occurs when surrounding cold ocean water migrates into the platform and is heated. This type of thermal convection (Kohout convection) has been studied by Francis Kohout in south Florida. The ranges of mass flux of magnesium in these processes are all comparable and are all sufficient to account for young dolomites beneath modern platforms. Each process yields dolomitized zones of characteristic shape and location and perhaps may be distinguishable in ancient rocks. The concepts presented here may have application to exploration for dolomite reservoirs in the Gulf Coast and elsewhere.

Simms, M.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Water-hammer in the cold leg during an SBLOCA due to cold ECCS injection  

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Water-hammer might occur in the cold leg of pressurized water reactors (PWR) during small break loss-of-coolant accidents (SBLOCA's), when cold emergency core cooling system (ECCS) water is injected into a pipe that may be partially filled with saturated steam. The water may mix with the steam and cause it to condense abruptly. Depending on the flow regime present, slugs of liquid may then be accelerated towards each other or against the piping structure. The possibility of this phenomenon is of concern to us because it may become a dominant phenomenon and change the character of the transient. In performing the code scaling, applicability, and uncertainty study (CSAU) on a SBLOCA scenario, we had to examine the possibility that the transient being analyzed could experience water-hammer and thus depart from the scope of the study. Two criteria for water-hammer initiation were investigated and tested using a RELAP5/MOD3 simulation of the transient. Our results indicated a very low likelihood of occurrence of the phenomenon. 8 refs., 6 figs.

Ortiz, M.G.; Ghan, L.S.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Water-hammer in the cold leg during an SBLOCA due to cold ECCS injection  

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Water-hammer might occur in the cold leg of pressurized water reactors (PWR) during small break loss-of-coolant accidents (SBLOCA`s), when cold emergency core cooling system (ECCS) water is injected into a pipe that may be partially filled with saturated steam. The water may mix with the steam and cause it to condense abruptly. Depending on the flow regime present, slugs of liquid may then be accelerated towards each other or against the piping structure. The possibility of this phenomenon is of concern to us because it may become a dominant phenomenon and change the character of the transient. In performing the code scaling, applicability, and uncertainty study (CSAU) on a SBLOCA scenario, we had to examine the possibility that the transient being analyzed could experience water-hammer and thus depart from the scope of the study. Two criteria for water-hammer initiation were investigated and tested using a RELAP5/MOD3 simulation of the transient. Our results indicated a very low likelihood of occurrence of the phenomenon. 8 refs., 6 figs.

Ortiz, M.G.; Ghan, L.S.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire Part I Experimental Response of Unbonded Tendons under Transient Localized Heating  

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The fire-safe structural design and construction of unbonded post-tensioned (UPT) flat plate concrete structures has recently come under debate in the UK, and questions are being raised regarding the response to fire of ...

Gales, John; Bisby, Luke; Gillie, Martin

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Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire Part II Modelling Tendon Response and the Consequences of Localized Heating  

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This is Part II of a two part paper dealing with the current state of knowledge of the fire-safe structural design and construction of unbonded post-tensioned (UPT) flat plate concrete structures. Part I provided ...

Gales, John; Bisby, Luke; Gillie, Martin

436

PARAMETRIC TENSION BETWEEN EVEN AND ODD MULTIPOLE DATA OF THE WMAP POWER SPECTRUM: UNACCOUNTED CONTAMINATION OR MISSING PARAMETERS?  

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There exists power contrast in even and odd multipoles of the WMAP power spectrum at low and intermediate multipole ranges. This anomaly is explicitly associated with the angular power spectrum, which is heavily used for cosmological model fitting. Having noted this, we have investigated whether even (odd) multipole data set is individually consistent with the WMAP concordance model. Our investigation shows that the WMAP concordance model does not make a good fit for even (odd) multipole data set, which indicates parametric tension between even and odd multipole data set. Noting that tension is highest in primordial power spectrum parameters, we have additionally considered a running spectral index, but found that tension increases to even a higher level. We believe these parametric tensions may be indications of unaccounted contamination or imperfection of the model.

Kim, Jaiseung; Naselsky, Pavel, E-mail: jkim@nbi.d [Niels Bohr Institute and Discovery Center, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Numerical study of hot-leg ECC injection into the upper plenum of a pressurized water reactor  

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In certain pressurized water reactor (PWR) designs, emergency core coolant (ECC) is injected through the hot legs into the upper plenum. The condensation of steam on this subcooled liquid stream reduces the pressure in the hot legs and upper plenum and thereby affects flow conditions throughout the reactor. In the present study, we examine countercurrent steam-water flow in the hot leg to determine the deceleration of the ECC flow that results from an adverse pressure gradient and from momentum exchange from the steam by interfacial drag and condensation. For the parameters examined in the study, water flow reversal is observed for a pressure drop of 22 to 32 mBar over the 1.5 m hot leg. We have also performed a three-dimensional study of subcooled water injection into air and steam environments of the upper plenum. The ECC water is deflected by an array of cylindrical guide tubes in its passage through the upper plenum. Comparisons of the air-water results with data obtained in a full scale experiment shows reasonable agreement, but indicates that there may be too much resistance to horizontal flow about the columns because of the use of a stair-step representation of the cylindrical guide tube cross section. Calculations of flow past single columns of stair-step, square and circular cross section do indicate excessive water deeentrainment by the noncircular column. This has prompted the use of an arbitrary mesh computational procedure to more accuratey represent the circular cross-section guide tubes. 15 figures.

Daly, B.J.; Torrey, M.D.; Rivard, W.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Disjoining Pressure and the Film-Height-Dependent Surface Tension of Thin Liquid Films: New Insight from Capillary Wave Fluctuations  

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In this paper we review simulation and experimental studies of thermal capillary wave fluctuations as an ideal means for probing the underlying disjoining pressure and surface tensions, and more generally, fine details of the Interfacial Hamiltonian Model. We discuss recent simulation results that reveal a film-height-dependent surface tension not accounted for in the classical Interfacial Hamiltonian Model. We show how this observation may be explained bottom-up from sound principles of statistical thermodynamics and discuss some of its implications.

Luis G. MacDowell; Jorge Benet; Nebil A. Katcho; Jose G. Palanco

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

439

Analysis and correlation of volcanic ash in marine sediments from the Peru Margin, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201: explosive volcanic cycles of the north-central Andes  

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A detailed investigation of cores from three Peru Margin sites drilled during Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 201 has been conducted to determine the occurrence of volcanic ash layers and ash accumulations within marine sediments along the Peru...

Hart, Shirley Dawn

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

440

The role of redundancy in jacket-type offshore platforms  

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THE ROLE OF REDUNDANCY IN L7ACKET-TYPE OFFSHORE PLATFORMS A Thesis by J ' NINA ELAINE WOMB LE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AiIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1988 Major Subject: Civil Engineering THE ROLE OF REDUNDANCY IN JACKET-TYPE OFFSHORE PLATFORMS A Thesis by J'NINA ELAINE WOMDLE Approved as to sty1e and content by: James K. on, Jr. (Chair o ommittee) erry L, Kohutek (Member) arry A...

Womble, J'nina Elaine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A High-Altitude, Station-Keeping Astronomical Platform  

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Several commercial telecommunication ventures together with a well funded US military program make it a likely possibility that an autonomous, high-altitude, light-than-air (LTA) vehicle which could maneuver and station-keep for weeks to many months will be a reality in a few years. Here I outline how this technology could be used to develop a high-altitude astronomical observing platform which could return high-resolution optical data rivaling those from space-based platforms but at a fraction of the cost.

Robert A. Fesen

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

442

A High-Altitude, Station-Keeping Astronomical Platform  

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Several commercial telecommunication ventures together with a well funded US military program make it a likely possibility that an autonomous, high-altitude, light-than-air (LTA) vehicle which could maneuver and station-keep for weeks to many months will be a reality in a few years. Here I outline how this technology could be used to develop a high-altitude astronomical observing platform which could return high-resolution optical data rivaling those from space-based platforms but at a fraction of the cost.

Fesen, R A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Solar: An Open Platform for Context-Aware Mobile Applications  

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Solar: An Open Platform for Context-Aware Mobile Applications Guanling Chen and David Kotz Dept the user state and the physical and computational environ- ment in which they run. Solar is a middleware into the in- frastructure, Solar allows applications to run on thin mo- bile clients more effectively

Kotz, David

444

A Mobile Social Network on ESP: an Egocentric Social Platform  

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competition and innovation as well. This paper proposes an open system called the Egocentric Social Plat- formA Mobile Social Network on ESP: an Egocentric Social Platform T. J. Purtell Ian Vo Monica S. Lam,ianvo,lam@cs.stanford.edu} Abstract. Social networks today are social intranets: the entire social graph and all the information

Straight, Aaron

445

Title: Experimental Platform for Novel Distributed Microgrids Control Solutions  

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Title: Experimental Platform for Novel Distributed Microgrids Control Solutions Principal Investigator: Wenxin Liu Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Summary: Microgrid can, and can operate autonomously without connecting to power grid. The microgrid concept is a big step toward

Johnson, Eric E.

446

Matched Public PUF: Ultra Low Energy Security Platform  

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Matched Public PUF: Ultra Low Energy Security Platform Saro Meguerdichian and Miodrag Potkonjak that cannot be matched with any third such module. Each device enables rapid, low-energy computation of ultra and energy costs and enables a majority of security protocols to be completed in a single or a few clock

Potkonjak, Miodrag

447

ORIGINAL PAPER Flexible product platforms: framework and case study  

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a platform design process in response to such future uncertainty. The process consists of seven iterative demand, and speci- fication changes. We show how embedding flexibility suppresses change propagation customers through high product variety. This demanded a corresponding decrease in development time

de Weck, Olivier L.

448

Measuring air pollution using a mobile, bicycle-based platform  

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Measuring air pollution using a mobile, bicycle-based platform Steve Hankey University-walkability Physical activity Air pollution 2 #12;Approach: Mobile, bicycle-based sampling Air pollution measurements.5BlackCarbon Low PollutionHigh Pollution Franklin Ave S, 130,000 pt/cc 8th St S, 19.8 µg/m3 Franklin Ave

Minnesota, University of

449

Secure Embedded Platform for Networked Automotive M. Gomathisankaran  

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Secure Embedded Platform for Networked Automotive Systems M. Gomathisankaran Dept. of Computer University of North Texas 1 Introduction Modern automotive systems contain numerous electronic sensors automotive systems, is a challenge for our generation. Our focus in this position paper is on the security

Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

450

INTERACTION PLATFORM-ORIENTED PERSPECTIVE IN DESIGNING NOVEL APPLICATIONS  

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of exploring possible exploitation of new technologies and subsequent invention of novel usage scenarios. Smeaton CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies Dublin City University, Ireland The lack of HCI computational technologies. These include new media platforms such as mobiles, interactive TV, tabletops

Lee, Hyowon

451

Design Document for Control Dewar and Vacuum Pump Platforms  

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This engineering note documents the design of the control dewar and vacuum pump platform that is to be installed on the D-Zero detector. It's purpose is twofold. Firstly it is a summary and repository of the final design calculations of the structure. Secondly, it documents that design follows the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) manual and applicable OSHA requirements with respect to walking working surfaces. The information contained in the main body of this note is supported by raw calculations included as the appendix. The platform is a truss type frame strucrure constructed primarily of rectangular steel tubing. The upper platform is for support of the control dewar (cryogenic/electrical interface for the solenoid), visible light photon counter (VLPC) cryogenic bayonet can, and infrequently, personnel during the connection and disconnection of the detector to building services. Figure 1 shows a layout of the structure as mounted on the detector and with the installed equipment. The connection of the platform to the detector is not conventional. Two main booms cantilever the structure to a location outside of the detector. The mounting location and support booms allow for the uninhibited motion of the detector components.

Rucinksi, R.; /Fermilab

1997-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

452

INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT CALIBRATION PLATFORM John J. Hall  

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in the angular roll, pitch, and yaw motions. Vertical motion is also included to test the systems are developing an electromechanical system for the calibration of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) using global positioning system (GPS) antennas. The GPS antennas and IMU are mounted to a common platform to be oriented

Williams II, Robert L.

453

A Methodology for Energy Efficient Application Synthesis Using Platform FPGAs  

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Cs (System- on-a-Chip) and configurable SoCs (CSoCs). Examples of such de- vices are OMAP processors [11] and Triscend CSoCs [12]. The var- ious components on platform FPGAs are immersed in multi-million gate of the software programs. For general purpose SoCs and CSoCs, such communication channels between processors

Prasanna, Viktor K.

454

Hydrothermal Dolomites in the Early Albian (Cretaceous) Platform Carbonates  

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Hydrothermal Dolomites in the Early Albian (Cretaceous) Platform Carbonates (NW Spain): Nature carbonates de la plate-forme albienne précoce (Crétacé; NO de l'Espagne): nature et origine des dolomies et trouvent dans les carbonates albiens, déposés dans le bassin Basque-Cantabrique suite à une subsidence

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

455

Fluorescent Sensors for Zn2+ Based on a Fluorescein Platform  

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Fluorescent Sensors for Zn2+ Based on a Fluorescein Platform: Synthesis, Properties fluorescent sensors for Zn2+ that utilize fluorescein as a reporting group, Zinpyr-1 and Zinpyr-2, have been. Both Zinpyr sensors have excitation and emission wavelengths in the visible range (500 nm

Tsien, Roger Y.

456

TROPIC: Transactional Resource Orchestration Platform In the Cloud  

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TROPIC: Transactional Resource Orchestration Platform In the Cloud Changbin Liu, Yun Mao*, Xu Chen ­ InfrastructureasaService (IaaS) Cloud · Provide cloud infrastructure services: virtual machines (VMs), virtual block devices, VPNs · Widely adopted, e.g. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) ­ Cloud resource

Plotkin, Joshua B.

457

Towards CORBAbased Enterprise Management: Managing CORBAbased Systems with SNMP Platforms  

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of different management architectures. The aim of the work described in this paper con­ sists in helping1 Towards CORBA­based Enterprise Management: Managing CORBA­based Systems with SNMP Platforms, CA, USA, November 1998 Abstract--- Apart from the well established OSI/TMN and Internet management

458

Multicore Platforms for Scientific Computing: Cell BE and NVIDIA Tesla  

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Multicore Platforms for Scientific Computing: Cell BE and NVIDIA Tesla J. Fern´andez, M.E. Acacio Tesla computing solutions. The former is a re- cent heterogeneous chip-multiprocessor (CMP) architecture, multicore, Cell BE, NVIDIA Tesla, CUDA 1 Introduction Nowadays, multicore architectures are omnipresent

Acacio, Manuel

459

A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study  

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A SIP-based Home Automation Platform: an Experimental Study Benjamin Bertran, Charles Consel INRIA automation applications that consist of heterogeneous, distributed entities. We describe how SIP fulfills the requirements of home automation; we present the resulting architecture of a home automation system; and, we

Boyer, Edmond

460

An analysis and hypothesis generation platform for heterogeneous cancer  

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An analysis and hypothesis generation platform for heterogeneous cancer databases. Philip Roy QUINLAN a,1, Alastair THOMPSON a and Chris REED b a Dundee Cancer Centre, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee b School of Computing, University of Dundee, Dundee Abstract. The field of cancer research

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Plans and Aspirations for Sensor and Platform Development  

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. Am., 281(1), 1999 For a hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell Hydrocycle® fuel cell from Manhattan Scientific #12 Engines Fuel Cells Courtesy Webb Research Corp. (top) & Dr C Eriksen, U. Washington (centre & bottom Requirements Driven Open Standards Low Drag shapes Adv. Secondary Cells Fuel Cells Identifying Platform

Griffiths, Gwyn

462

A Knowledge Management Platform for Infrastructure Performance Modeling  

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Transportation Centers Program, in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability, utilization, evaluation and selection of performance models. Thus, the objective of the study is to build the capabilities of their own models. The platform advances infrastructure performance modeling because analysts

463

FUTURE POWER GRID INITIATIVE An Intelligent Agent Platform  

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Sequencing For Managing Demand/Response IMPACT VOLTTRON fills the need for an independent language agnostic. This will allow customers, building owners, utilities, etc. to realize better energy efficiency and reliability the integrating platform for a DOE funded project combining multiple labs and vendors for building energy

464

A New Motorcycle Simulator Platform: Mechatronics Design, Dynamics Modeling  

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A New Motorcycle Simulator Platform: Mechatronics Design, Dynamics Modeling and Control L. Nehaoua of these techniques to other simulators (cars and motorcycles) is possible but not direct. Indeed, the dynamics motorcycle driving simulators were build. The first prototype was developed by Honda in 1988

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

465

Endocytic proteins drive vesicle growth via instability in high membrane tension environment  

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Clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) is a key pathway for transporting cargo into cells via membrane vesicles. It plays an integral role in nutrient import, signal transduction, neurotransmission and cellular entry of pathogens and drug-carrying nanoparticles. As CME entails substantial local remodeling of the plasma membrane, the presence of membrane tension offers resistance to bending and hence, vesicle formation. Experiments show that in such high tension conditions, actin dynamics is required to carry out CME successfully. In this study, we build upon these pioneering experimental studies to provide fundamental mechanistic insights into the roles of two key endocytic proteins, namely, actin and BAR proteins in driving vesicle formation in high membrane tension environment. Our study reveals a new actin force induced `snap-through instability' that triggers a rapid shape transition from a shallow invagination to a highly invaginated tubular structure. We show that the association of BAR proteins stabilizes vesicles and induces a milder instability. In addition, we present a new counterintuitive role of BAR depolymerization in regulating the shape evolution of vesicles. We show that the dissociation of BAR proteins, supported by actin-BAR synergy, leads to considerable elongation and squeezing of vesicles. Going beyond the membrane geometry, we put forth a new stress-based perspective for the onset of vesicle scission and predict the shapes and composition of detached vesicles. We present the snap-through transition and the high in-plane stress as possible explanations for the intriguing direct transformation of broad and shallow invaginations into detached vesicles in BAR mutant yeast cells.

Nikhil Walani; Jennifer Torres; Ashutosh Agrawal

2015-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

466

Processing of prosthetic heart valve sounds for single leg separation classification  

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Efforts are concentrated on the sounds corresponding to the heart valve opening cycle. Valve opening and closing acoustics present additional information about the outlet strut condition---the structural component implicated in valve failure. The importance of the opening sound for single leg separation detection/classification is based on the fact that as the valve opens, the disk passively hits the outlet strut. The opening sounds thus yield direct information about outlet strut condition with minimal amount of disturbance caused by the energy radiated from the disk. Hence the opening sound is a very desirable acoustic signal to extract. Unfortunately, the opening sounds have much lower signal levels relative to the closing sounds and therefore noise plays a more significant role than during the closing event. Because of this it is necessary to screen the sounds for outliers in order to insure a high sensitivity of classification. Because of the sharp resonances appearing in the corresponding spectrum, a parametric processing approach is developed based on an autoregressive model which was selected to characterize the sounds emitted by the Bjork--Shiley convexo--concave (BSCC) valve during opening cycle. First the basic signals and the extraction process used to create an ensemble of heart valve sounds are briefly discussed. Next, a {ital beat} {ital monitor} capable of rejecting beats that fail to meet an acceptance criteria based on their spectral content is developed. Various approaches that have been utilized to enhance the screened data and produce a reliable {ital heart} {ital valve} {ital spectrogram} which displays the individual sounds (power) as a function of beat number and temporal frequency are discussed. Once estimated, the spectrogram and associated parameters are used to develop features supplied to the various classification schemes. Finally, future work aimed at even further signal enhancement and improved classifier performance is discussed.

Candy, J.V.; Jones, H.E. [University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-495, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Well-posedness of the free-surface incompressible Euler equations with or without surface tension  

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We provide a new method for treating free boundary problems in perfect fluids, and prove local-in-time well-posedness in Sobolev spaces for the free-surface incompressible 3D Euler equations with or without surface tension for arbitrary initial data, and without any irrotationality assumption on the fluid. This is a free boundary problem for the motion of an incompressible perfect liquid in vacuum, wherein the motion of the fluid interacts with the motion of the free-surface at highest-order.

Daniel Coutand; Steve Shkoller

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

Optimum design of transverse tendons in post-tensioned slab bridges  

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i results in a reduction of prestressing force in each transverse tendon from an ~ initial design of 46. 9 kips (208. 6 kN) to 0. 55 kips (2. 5 kN). Thus, the amount of prestressing steel used in the structure is significantly reduced, resulting... provide the , most effective design by reducing the maximum principal tensile stress from 134. 4 psi (926. 7 kPa) to 74. 5 psi (513. 7 kPa). For a longitudinal post-tensioning force of ' 425 kips (1, 891 kN), 15 transverse tendons result in the most...

Aftab, Syed

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and analytical study of a post-tensioned slab bridge  

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(Member) James T. . ao (Head of De ment) Harry A. Hogan (Member) May 1992 ABSTRACT Experimental and Analytical Study of a Post-Tensioned Slab Bridge. (May 1992) Narayana Lakshmi Sripadanna, B. S. , Nagarjuna University Chair of Advisory Committee.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Comparison of Experimental and Analytical Live Load Microstrains . . . . 120 Figure 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 LIST OF FIGURES Three-Span Bridge...

Sripadanna, Narayana Lakshmi

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Probabilistic Deformation Demand Model and Fragility Estimates for Asymmetric Offshore Jacket Platforms  

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Interest in evaluating the performance and safety of offshore oil and gas platforms has been expanding due to the growing world energy supply and recent offshore catastrophes. In order to accurately assess the reliability of an offshore platform...

Fallon, Michael Brooks

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

471

Costing commonality : evaluating the impact of platform divergence on internal investment returns  

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Platforming has become an important means of cost-sharing among industrial products. However, recent research has shown that many firms face systemic downward pressure on commonality, with the result that many platforms ...

Cameron, Bruce G. (Bruce Gregory)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits and applications of commonality and platforming in the oil and gas industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Platforming, the sharing of parts, processes, knowledge, and technologies, across products and projects has proven to be an effective way for firms to reduce their costs. While platforming is now common in many consumer ...

Rajwani, Shakeel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly configurable platforms for embedded computing systems Frank Vahida,*, Roman Lyseckya  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Highly configurable platforms for embedded computing systems Frank Vahida,*, Roman Lyseckya 92521, USA Abstract Platform chips, which are pre-designed chips possessing numerous processors energy; Cache; Hardware/software partitioning; Architecture tuning 1. Introduction Integrated circuit (IC

Vahid, Frank

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Refactored M13 Bacteriophage as a Platform for Tumor Cell Imaging and Drug Delivery  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

M13 bacteriophage is a well-characterized platform for peptide display. The utility of the M13 display platform is derived from the ability to encode phage protein fusions with display peptides at the genomic level. However, ...

Ghosh, Debadyuti

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OTEC Cold Water Pipe-Platform Sub-System Dynamic Interaction...  

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

OTEC Cold Water Pipe-Platform Sub-System Dynamic Interaction Validation (OPPSDIV) OTEC Cold Water Pipe-Platform Sub-System Dynamic Interaction Validation (OPPSDIV) OTEC Cold Water...

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Load apparatus and method for bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen load apparatus includes: (a) a body having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the first end comprising an externally threaded portion sized to be threadedly received within the test specimen threaded opening; (b) a longitudinal loading rod having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the loading rod being slidably received in a longitudinal direction within the body internally through the externally threaded portion and slidably extending longitudinally outward of the body first longitudinal end; (c) a force sensitive transducer slidably received within the body and positioned to engage relative to the loading rod second longitudinal end; and (d) a loading bolt threadedly received relative to the body, the loading bolt having a bearing end surface and being positioned to bear against the transducer to forcibly sandwich the transducer between the loading bolt and loading rod. Also disclosed is a method of in situ determining applied force during crack propagation in a bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen. 6 figs.

Buescher, B.J. Jr.; Lloyd, W.R.; Ward, M.B.; Epstein, J.S.

1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Load apparatus and method for bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen load apparatus includes: a) a body having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the first end comprising an externally threaded portion sized to be threadedly received within the test specimen threaded opening; b) a longitudinal loading rod having first and second opposing longitudinal ends, the loading rod being slidably received in a longitudinal direction within the body internally through the externally threaded portion and slidably extending longitudinally outward of the body first longitudinal end; c) a force sensitive transducer slidably received within the body and positioned to engage relative to the loading rod second longitudinal end; and d) a loading bolt threadedly received relative to the body, the loading bolt having a bearing end surface and being positioned to bear against the transducer to forcibly sandwich the transducer between the loading bolt and loading rod. Also disclosed is a method of in situ determining applied force during crack propagation in a bolt-loaded compact tension test specimen.

Buescher, Jr., Brent J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Lloyd, W. Randolph (Idaho Falls, ID); Ward, Michael B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Epstein, Jonathan S. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Phase diagram and surface tension in the three-flavor Polyakov-quark-meson model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We obtain the in-medium effective potential of the three-flavor Polyakov-Quark-Meson model as a real function of real variables in the Polyakov loop variable, to allow for the study of all possible minima of the model. At finite quark chemical potential, the real and imaginary parts of the effective potential, in terms of the Polyakov loop variables, are made apparent, showing explicitly the fermion sign problem of the theory. The phase diagram and other equilibrium observables, obtained from the real part of the effective potential, are calculated in the mean-field approximation. The obtained results are compared to those found with the so-called saddle-point approach. Our procedure also allows the calculation of the surface tension between the chirally broken and confined phase, and the chirally restored and deconfined phase. The values of surface tension we find for low temperatures are very close to the ones recently found for two-flavor chiral models. Some consequences of our results for the early Universe, for heavy-ion collisions, and for proto-neutron stars are briefly discussed.

Bruno W. Mintz; Rudnei O. Ramos; Juergen Schaffner-Bielich; Rainer Stiele

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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DOCUMENTATION, DEPLOYMENT AND EXTENSION OF A VERSATILE AND RAPIDLY RECONFIGURABLE UAV GNC RESEARCH PLATFORM  

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Available UAV Reseach Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free and Open Source Software UAV Systems . . . . . . . . .Cruz Low-cost UAV GNC System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Toepke, Samuel Lee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Importance of Bandwidth Control Mechanisms for Scheduling on Large Scale Heterogeneous Platforms  

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on platforms like BOINC [1] or Folding@home [18]. These tasks will be processed by slave nodes, whose both

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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National Bioenergy Center Sugar Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #9, October-December 2005  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Volume 9 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Sugar Platform Integration Project.

Schell, D. J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Bioenergy Center Sugar Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #10, January-March 2006  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Volume 10 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Sugar Platform Integration Project.

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2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Process Integration Project: Quarterly Update #18, January-March 2008  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

January-March, 2008 edition of the quarterly update for the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project.

Schell, D.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Bioenergy Center Sugar Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #12, July-September 2006  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Volume 12 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Sugar Platform Integration Project.

Schell, D.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #21, October - December 2008  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

October to December, 2008 edition of the National Bioenergy Center?s Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

Schell, D.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ATLAS MOTION PLATFORM MECANUM WHEEL JACOBIAN IN THE VELOCITY AND STATIC FORCE DOMAINS Jonathan J applications. Atlas is a six degree of freedom vehicle op- erating training simulator motion platform where and static force Jacobians; normal forces. JACOBIAN DES ROUES MECANUM DU PLATFORME DE MOTION ATLAS DANS LES

Hayes, John

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The Architecture of the Nehalem Processor Nehalem-EP SMP Platforms  

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The Architecture of the Nehalem Processor and Nehalem-EP SMP Platforms Michael E. Thomadakis, Ph technology. Nehalem micro-architectures and system platforms employ a number of state-of-the-art technologies of interest. This report discusses technical details of the Nehalem µ-architecture and platforms

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API Blender: A Uniform Interface to Social Platform APIs Georges Gouriten  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Web, API, REST, data integration 1. INTRODUCTION Interacting with platforms like Facebook, YoutubeAPI Blender: A Uniform Interface to Social Platform APIs Georges Gouriten Institut Télécom; Télécom one social Web platform, which implies studying the related API specifications. These are often only

Senellart, Pierre

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Simulator platform for fast reactor operation and safety technology demonstration  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A simulator platform for visualization and demonstration of innovative concepts in fast reactor technology is described. The objective is to make more accessible the workings of fast reactor technology innovations and to do so in a human factors environment that uses state-of-the art visualization technologies. In this work the computer codes in use at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the design of fast reactor systems are being integrated to run on this platform. This includes linking reactor systems codes with mechanical structures codes and using advanced graphics to depict the thermo-hydraulic-structure interactions that give rise to an inherently safe response to upsets. It also includes visualization of mechanical systems operation including advanced concepts that make use of robotics for operations, in-service inspection, and maintenance.

Vilim, R. B.; Park, Y. S.; Grandy, C.; Belch, H.; Dworzanski, P.; Misterka, J. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A microfluidic platform for high-throughput multiplexed protein quantitation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present a high-throughput microfluidic platform capable of quantitating up to 384 biomarkers in 4 distinct samples by immunoassay. The microfluidic device contains 384 unit cells, which can be individually programmed with pairs of capture and detection antibody. Samples are quantitated in each unit cell by four independent MITOMI detection areas, allowing four samples to be analyzed in parallel for a total of 1,536 assays per device. We show that the device can be pre-assembled and stored for weeks at elevated temperature and we performed proof-of-concept experiments simultaneously quantitating IL-6, IL-1\\b{eta}, TNF-{\\alpha}, PSA, and GFP. Finally, we show that the platform can be used to identify functional antibody combinations by screening 64 antibody combinations requiring up to 384 unique assays per device.

Volpetti, Francesca; Maerkl, Sebastian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Development of a Very Dense Liquid Cooled Compute Platform  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this project was to design and develop a prototype very energy efficient high density compute platform with 100% pumped refrigerant liquid cooling using commodity components and high volume manufacturing techniques. Testing at SLAC has indicated that we achieved a DCIE of 0.93 against our original goal of 0.85. This number includes both cooling and power supply and was achieved employing some of the highest wattage processors available.

Hughes, Phillip N.; Lipp, Robert J.

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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LEDSGP/about/regional-platforms | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 ThrottledInformation KumasiTools <Platform

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Mesure d'angle de contact -Digidrop Cet quipement permet de mesurer la tension de surface entre un matriau et un liquide donn.  

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Lumière blanche Echantillon Seringue dispensant la goute La mesure de la tension de surface se fait en mesurant l

Ingrand, François

495

REopt: A Platform for Energy System Integration and Optimization: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

REopt is NREL's energy planning platform offering concurrent, multi-technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals. The REopt platform provides techno-economic decision-support analysis throughout the energy planning process, from agency-level screening and macro planning to project development to energy asset operation. REopt employs an integrated approach to optimizing a site?s energy costs by considering electricity and thermal consumption, resource availability, complex tariff structures including time-of-use, demand and sell-back rates, incentives, net-metering, and interconnection limits. Formulated as a mixed integer linear program, REopt recommends an optimally-sized mix of conventional and renewable energy, and energy storage technologies; estimates the net present value associated with implementing those technologies; and provides the cost-optimal dispatch strategy for operating them at maximum economic efficiency. The REopt platform can be customized to address a variety of energy optimization scenarios including policy, microgrid, and operational energy applications. This paper presents the REopt techno-economic model along with two examples of recently completed analysis projects.

Simpkins, T.; Cutler, D.; Anderson, K.; Olis, D.; Elgqvist, E.; Callahan, M.; Walker, A.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lightweight Integrated Optical Sensor for Atmospheric Measurements on Mobile Platforms  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The goal of the Phase I program was to develop a novel open path sensor platform technology based on integration of semiconductor waveguides with efficient optoelectronic components on a monolithic platform. The successful Phase I effort resulted in demonstration of a novel optical resonator structure based on semiconductor high contrast gratings (HCGs) that will enable implementation of an ultra-compact, low-power gas sensor suitable for use on mobile platforms. Extensive numerical modeling was performed to design a device optimized for measuring CO2 at a wavelength for which a laser was available for proof of concept. Devices were fabricated and tested to match the target wavelength, angle, and operating temperature. This demonstration is the first implementation of HCGs at the wavelengths of interest and shows the flexibility of the proposed architecture for gas sensing applications. The measured cavity Q was lower than anticipated due to fabrication process challenges. The PSI and UC Berkeley team has identified solutions to these challenges and will produce optimized devices in a Phase II program where a prototype sensor will be fabricated and tested.

Parameswaran, Krishnan R. [Physical Sciences Inc.

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface tension of electrolytes: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions near an interface  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We calculate the ion distributions around an interface in fluid mixtures of highly polar and less polar fluids (water and oil) for two and three ion species. We take into account the solvation and image interactions between ions and solvent. We show that hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions tend to undergo a microphase separation at an interface, giving rise to an enlarged electric double layer. We also derive a general expression for the surface tension of electrolyte systems, which contains a negative electrostatic contribution proportional to the square root of the bulk salt density. The amplitude of this square-root term is small for hydrophilic ion pairs, but is much increased for hydrophilic and hydrophobic ion pairs. For three ion species including hydrophilic and hydrophobic ions, we calculate the ion distributions to explain those obtained by x-ray reflectivity measurements.

Akira Onuki

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective behavior in a granular jet: Emergence of a liquid with zero surface-tension  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We perform the analog to the "water bell" experiment using non-cohesive granular material. When a jet of granular material, many particles wide, rebounds from a fixed cylindrical target, it deforms into a sharply-defined sheet or cone with a shape that mimics a liquid with zero surface tension. The particulate nature of granular material becomes apparent when the number of particles in the cross-section of the jet is decreased and the emerging sheets and cones broaden and gradually disintegrate into a broad spray. This experiment has its counterpart in the behavior of the quark-gluon plasma generated by collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. There a high density of inter-particle collisions gives rise to collective behavior that has also been described as a liquid.

Xiang Cheng; German Varas; Daniel Citron; Heinrich M. Jaeger; Sidney R. Nagel

2007-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature dependence of the vapour tension of methyl-substituted phenol derivatives  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Notable among the coking products of coal are phenol and its derivatives, derived for the coal tar and water layer above ht tar. Given that phenol an its derivatives are mainly extracted from coal tar fractions by rectification, information on how the vapor tension of the individual components depends on the temperature is of great importance. For phenol and various substituted alkylphenols there are tabular data. In the pre-computer era these data were sufficient for the separation of phenol mixtures. However, the development and introduction of information technology in the coal industry and in the design process demands the mathematical description of the physicochemical processes of coking products. The temperature dependence of the saturated vapor pressure for organic compounds is commonly described by the Antoine equation.

S.G. Gagarin [Institute of Mineral Fuels (Russian Federation)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of binary solid-liquid phase change with buoyancy and surface tension driven convection  

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The effects of thermo/diffusocapillary convection on the solidification of aqueous NH{sub 4}Cl in a rectangular cavity have been simulated numerically using a newly developed continuum model. Diffusocapillary convection is negligible relative to thermocapillary convection, and for a 20 {times} 20 mm cavity in a one-gravity environment, thermocapillary effects are most pronounced during the early stages of solidification, when flow conditions are characterized by three major cells. One cell, driven by solutal buoyancy forces, extends from the mush region to the melt and separates top and bottom melt region cells driven primarily by surface tension and buoyancy forces, respectively. With increasing time, however, the top cell strengthens and eventually envelops the entire melt. In terms of the strength of the flow, the liquidus front morphology, and the amount of solid formed, final conditions differ only slightly from those predicted for pure thermal/solutal convection.

Incropera, F.P.; Engel, A.H.H. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA). Heat Transfer Lab.); Bennon, W.D. (Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, PA (US))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z