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  1. 3818 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 28, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2013 Short-Term Load Forecasting: The Similar Shape

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    Sapatinas, Theofanis

    to electricity authorities worldwide to use as far as possible the low functionality cost machines for covering is performed by means of a weighted average of past daily load segments, the shape of which is similar is an integrable process in the design of power systems faced by electricity authorities world- wide. It involves

  2. Long-term superelastic cycling at nano-scale in Cu-Al-Ni shape memory alloy micropillars

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    San Juan, J., E-mail: jose.sanjuan@ehu.es; Gómez-Cortés, J. F. [Dpto. Física Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)] [Dpto. Física Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); López, G. A.; Nó, M. L. [Dpto. Física Aplicada II, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)] [Dpto. Física Aplicada II, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Jiao, C. [FEI, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven (Netherlands)] [FEI, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Superelastic behavior at nano-scale has been studied along cycling in Cu-Al-Ni shape memory alloy micropillars. Arrays of square micropillars were produced by focused ion beam milling, on slides of [001] oriented Cu-Al-Ni single crystals. Superelastic behavior of micropillars, due to the stress-induced martensitic transformation, has been studied by nano-compression tests during thousand cycles, and its evolution has been followed along cycling. Each pillar has undergone more than thousand cycles without any detrimental evolution. Moreover, we demonstrate that after thousand cycles they exhibit a perfectly reproducible and completely recoverable superelastic behavior.

  3. Shape Dynamics. An Introduction

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    Julian Barbour

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape dynamics is a completely background-independent universal framework of dynamical theories from which all absolute elements have been eliminated. For particles, only the variables that describe the shapes of the instantaneous particle configurations are dynamical. In the case of Riemannian three-geometries, the only dynamical variables are the parts of the metric that determine angles. The local scale factor plays no role. This leads to a shape-dynamic theory of gravity in which the four-dimensional diffeomorphism invariance of general relativity is replaced by three-dimensional diffeomorphism invariance and three-dimensional conformal invariance. Despite this difference of symmetry groups, it is remarkable that the predictions of the two theories -- shape dynamics and general relativity -- agree on spacetime foliations by hypersurfaces of constant mean extrinsic curvature. However, the two theories are distinct, with shape dynamics having a much more restrictive set of solutions. There are indications that the symmetry group of shape dynamics makes it more amenable to quantization and thus to the creation of quantum gravity. This introduction presents in simple terms the arguments for shape dynamics, its implementation techniques, and a survey of existing results.

  4. The Design of Shape from Motion Constraints

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    Caine, Michael E.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents a set of representations methodologies and tools for the purpose of visualizing, analyzing and designing functional shapes in terms of constraints on motion. The core of the research is an interactive ...

  5. The shape dynamics description of gravity

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    Tim Koslowski

    2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Classical gravity can be described as a relational dynamical system without ever appealing to spacetime or its geometry. This description is the so-called shape dynamics description of gravity. The existence of relational first principles from which the shape dynamics description of gravity can be derived is a motivation to consider shape dynamics (rather than GR) as the fundamental description of gravity. Adopting this point of view leads to the question: What is the role of spacetime in the shape dynamics description of gravity? This question contains many aspects: Compatibility of shape dynamics with the description of gravity in terms of spacetime geometry, the role of local Minkowski space, universality of spacetime geometry and the nature of quantum particles, which can no longer be assumed to be irreducible representations of the Poincare group. In this contribution I derive effective spacetime structures by considering how matter fluctuations evolve along with shape dynamics. This evolution reveals an "experienced spacetime geometry." This leads (in an idealized approximation) to local Minkowski space and causal relations. The small scale structure of the emergent geometric picture depends on the specific probes used to experience spacetime, which limits the applicability of effective spacetime to describe shape dynamics. I conclude with discussing the nature of quantum fluctuations (particles) in shape dynamics and how local Minkowski spacetime emerges from the evolution of quantum particles.

  6. Pulse shaping system

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    Skeldon, M.D.; Letzring, S.A.

    1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Temporally shaped electrical waveform generation provides electrical waveforms suitable for driving an electro-optic modulator (EOM) which produces temporally shaped optical laser pulses for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. The temporally shaped electrical waveform generation is carried out with aperture coupled transmission lines having an input transmission line and an aperture coupled output transmission line, along which input and output pulses propagate in opposite directions. The output electrical waveforms are shaped principally due to the selection of coupling aperture width, in a direction transverse to the lines, which varies along the length of the line. Specific electrical waveforms, which may be high voltage (up to kilovolt range), are produced and applied to the EOM to produce specifically shaped optical laser pulses. 8 figs.

  7. Pulse shaping system

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    Skeldon, Mark D. (Penfield, NY); Letzring, Samuel A. (Jemez Springs, NM)

    1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Temporally shaped electrical waveform generation provides electrical waveforms suitable for driving an electro-optic modulator (EOM) which produces temporally shaped optical laser pulses for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. The temporally shaped electrical waveform generation is carried out with aperture coupled transmission lines having an input transmission line and an aperture coupled output transmission line, along which input and output pulses propagate in opposite directions. The output electrical waveforms are shaped principally due to the selection of coupling aperture width, in a direction transverse to the lines, which varies along the length of the line. Specific electrical waveforms, which may be high voltage (up to kilovolt range), are produced and applied to the EOM to produce specifically shaped optical laser pulses.

  8. Shaping environmental “justices” 

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    Huang, Chih-Tung

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the concept of environmental justice (EJ) by tracing its origins, the process of its shaping and reshaping, and its adoption in Taiwan. EJ addresses the phenomenon of disproportionate distribution ...

  9. Analysis of Emission Shapes

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    P. Danielewicz

    2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Shapes of relative emission sources can be accessed by expanding shapes of correlations at low relative velocities in pair center of mass in Cartesian harmonics. Coefficients of expansion for correlations are related to the respective coefficients of expansion for the sources through one dimensional integral transforms involving properties of pair relative wavefunctions. The methodology is illustrated with analyses of NA49 and PHENIX correlation data.

  10. [MRO] Oligocrystalline Shape Memory Alloys

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    Chen, Ying

    Copper-based shape memory alloys (SMAs) exhibit excellent shape memory properties in single crystalline form. However, when they are polycrystalline, their shape memory properties are severely compromised by brittle fracture ...

  11. Shape memory polymer medical device

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    Maitland, Duncan (Pleasant Hill, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Bearinger, Jane P. (Livermore, CA); Wilson, Thomas S. (San Leandro, CA); Small, IV, Ward (Livermore, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Jensen, Wayne A. (Livermore, CA); Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Marion, III, John E. (Livermore, CA); Loge, Jeffrey M. (Stockton, CA)

    2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for removing matter from a conduit. The system includes the steps of passing a transport vehicle and a shape memory polymer material through the conduit, transmitting energy to the shape memory polymer material for moving the shape memory polymer material from a first shape to a second and different shape, and withdrawing the transport vehicle and the shape memory polymer material through the conduit carrying the matter.

  12. Simultaneous quadrupole and octupole shape phase transitions in Thorium

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    Z. P. Li; B. Y. Song; J. M. Yao; D. Vretenar; J. Meng

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The evolution of quadrupole and octupole shapes in Th isotopes is studied in the framework of nuclear Density Functional Theory. Constrained energy maps and observables calculated with microscopic collective Hamiltonians indicate the occurrence of a simultaneous quantum shape phase transition between spherical and quadrupole-deformed prolate shapes, and between non-octupole and octupole-deformed shapes, as functions of the neutron number. The nucleus $^{224}$Th is closest to the critical point of a double phase transition. A microscopic mechanism of this phenomenon is discussed in terms of the evolution of single-nucleon orbitals with deformation.

  13. Shape memory alloy thaw sensors

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    Shahinpoor, Mohsen (Albuquerque, NM); Martinez, David R. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensor permanently indicates that it has been exposed to temperatures exceeding a critical temperature for a predetermined time period. An element of the sensor made from shape memory alloy changes shape when exposed, even temporarily, to temperatures above the Austenitic temperature of the shape memory alloy. The shape change of the SMA element causes the sensor to change between two readily distinguishable states.

  14. On Heteropolymer Shape Dynamics

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    Pawel Pliszka; Enzo Marinari

    1992-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the time evolution of the heteropolymer model introduced by Iori, Marinari and Parisi to describe some of the features of protein folding mechanisms. We study how the (folded) shape of the chain evolves in time. We find that for short times the mean square distance (squared) between chain configurations evolves according to a power law, $D \\sim t ^\

  15. Shape of black holes

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    Clement, María E Gabach

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well known that celestial bodies tend to be spherical due to gravity and that rotation produces deviations from this sphericity. We discuss what is known and expected about the shape of black holes' horizons from their formation to their final, stationary state. We present some recent results showing that black hole rotation indeed manifests in the widening of their central regions, limits their global shapes and enforces their whole geometry to be close to the extreme Kerr horizon geometry at almost maximal rotation speed. The results depend only on the horizon area and angular momentum. In particular they are entirely independent of the surrounding geometry of the spacetime and of the presence of matter satisfying the strong energy condition. We also discuss the the relation of this result with the Hoop conjecture.

  16. Shape memory alloy actuator

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    Varma, Venugopal K. (Knoxville, TN)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An actuator for cycling between first and second positions includes a first shaped memory alloy (SMA) leg, a second SMA leg. At least one heating/cooling device is thermally connected to at least one of the legs, each heating/cooling device capable of simultaneously heating one leg while cooling the other leg. The heating/cooling devices can include thermoelectric and/or thermoionic elements.

  17. Shape memory alloy thaw sensors

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    Shahinpoor, M.; Martinez, D.R.

    1998-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensor permanently indicates that it has been exposed to temperatures exceeding a critical temperature for a predetermined time period. An element of the sensor made from shape memory alloy changes shape when exposed, even temporarily, to temperatures above the austenitic temperature of the shape memory alloy. The shape change of the SMA element causes the sensor to change between two readily distinguishable states. 16 figs.

  18. ONE DAY ON SHAPE OPTIMIZATION

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    ONE DAY ON SHAPE OPTIMIZATION Tuesday November 17, 2009 Aula Buzano - Dipartimento di Matematica to "Shape Optimization", a very active research field which combines techniques from several areas of mathematics to set out and solve problems where the optimal shape of an object has to be determined, in order

  19. Pulse shaping with transmission lines

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    Wilcox, Russell B. (Oakland, CA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

  20. Pulse shaping with transmission lines

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    Wilcox, R.B.

    1985-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

  1. Sawtooth oscillations in shaped plasmas

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    Lazarus, E. A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); Luce, T. C.; Burrell, K. H.; Chu, M. S.; Ferron, J. R.; Hyatt, A. W.; Lao, L. L.; Lohr, J.; Osborne, T. H.; Petty, C. C.; Politzer, P. A.; Prater, R.; Scoville, J. T.; Strait, E. J.; Turnbull, A. D. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States); Austin, M. E.; Waelbroeck, F. L. [University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Brennan, D. P. [University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States); Jayakumar, R. J.; Makowski, M. A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] (and others)

    2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of interchange and internal kink modes in the sawtooth oscillations is explored by comparing bean- and oval-shaped plasmas. The n=1 instability that results in the collapse of the sawtooth has been identified as a quasi-interchange in the oval cases and the internal kink in the bean shape. The ion and electron temperature profiles are followed in detail through the sawtooth ramp. It is found that electron energy transport rates are very high in the oval and quite low in the bean shape. Ion energy confinement in the oval is excellent and the sawtooth amplitude ({delta}T/T) in the ion temperature is much larger than that of the electrons. The sawtooth amplitudes for ions and electrons are comparable in the bean shape. The measured q profiles in the bean and oval shapes are found to be consistent with neoclassical current diffusion of the toroidal current, and the observed differences in q largely result from the severe differences in electron energy transport. For both shapes the collapse flattens the q profile and after the collapse return to q{sub 0} > or approx. 1. Recent results on intermediate shapes are reported. These shapes show that the electron energy transport improves gradually as the plasma triangularity is increased.

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 53, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2006 2075 Inductively Heated Shape Memory Polymer for the

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    % volume content did not interfere with the shape recovery of the SMP. Index Terms--Curie temperature shape, reformed into a stable secondary shape, and then control- lably actuated to recover the primary], greater strain recovery, an adjustable ac- tuation temperature, and the option of bioresorption [1], [6

  3. Free form hemispherical shaped charge

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    Haselman, Jr., Leonard C. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A hemispherical shaped charge has been modified such that one side of the hemisphere is spherical and the other is aspherical allowing a wall thickness variation in the liner. A further modification is to use an elongated hemispherical shape. The liner has a thick wall at its pole and a thin wall at the equator with a continually decreasing wall thickness from the pole to the equator. The ratio of the wall thickness from the pole to the equator varies depending on liner material and HE shape. Hemispherical shaped charges have previously been limited to spherical shapes with no variations in wall thicknesses. By redesign of the basic liner thicknesses, the jet properties of coherence, stability, and mass distribution have been significantly improved.

  4. Reproducibility of the bladder shape and bladder shape changes during filling

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    Lotz, Heidi T.; Herk, Marcel van; Betgen, Anja; Pos, Floris; Lebesque, Joos V.; Remeijer, Peter [Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of high precision radiotherapy to the bladder region is limited by bladder motion and volume changes. In the near future, we plan to begin treatment delivery of bladder cancer patients with the acquisition of a cone beam CT image on which the complete bladder will be semi-automatically localized. Subsequently, a bladder shape model that was developed in a previous study will be used for bladder localization and for the prediction of shape changes in the time interval between acquisition and beam delivery. For such predictions, knowledge about urinary inflow rate is required. Therefore, a series of MR images was acquired over 1 h with time intervals of 10 min for 18 healthy volunteers. To gain insight in the reproducibility of the bladder shape over longer periods of time, two additional MRI series were recorded for 10 of the volunteers. To a good approximation, the bladder volume increased linearly in time for all individuals. Despite receiving drinking instructions, we found a large variation in the inflow rate between individuals, ranging from 2.1 to 15 cc/min (mean value: 9{+-}3 cc/min). In contrast, the intravolunteer variation was much smaller, with a mean standard deviation (SD) of 0.4 cc/min. The inflow rate was linearly correlated with age (negative slope). To study the reproducibility of the bladder shape, we compared bladder shapes of equal volume. For all individuals, the caudal part of the bladder was the most reproducible (variations<0.3 cm in all cases). The cranial and posterior parts of the bladder was much less reproducible, with local SD values up to {approx}1.2 cm for bladders with a volume of 200 cc. These large long-term variations were primarily caused by changes in position and filling of the small bowel and rectum. However, for short time intervals, the rectal filling was (nearly) constant. Therefore, the reproducibility of urinary inflow, combined with the previously developed shape model gives us an excellent tool to predict short-term shape changes. We intend to use this tool for further improvement of image-guided radiotherapy for bladder cancer patients.

  5. Shaping the Future of Water and Wastewater Services

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    Painter, Kevin

    -Scotland Strategies Regional Strategies Asset & System Plans Operational & Capital Delivery Plans "company Asset & System Plans Operational & Capital Delivery Plans "company-wide strategies that set outShaping the Future of Water and Wastewater Services Jim Conlin Acting GM Long Term Asset Strategy

  6. PROFILE SHAPE PARAMETERIZATION OF JET ELECTRON TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY PROFILES

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    PROFILE SHAPE PARAMETERIZATION OF JET ELECTRON TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY PROFILES Beatrix Schunke JET Mercer St., New York NY 10012-1185 The temperature and density profiles of the Joint European Torus to determine which terms in the log-linear model to include. The density and temperature profiles

  7. PROFILE SHAPE PARAMETERIZATION OF JET ELECTRON TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY PROFILES

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    PROFILE SHAPE PARAMETERIZATION OF JET ELECTRON TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY PROFILES Beatrix Schunke JET Mercer St., New York NY 10012­1185 Abstract The temperature and density profiles of the Joint European are used to determine which terms in the log­linear model to include. The density and temperature profiles

  8. Shape reconstruction from gradient data

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    Ettl, Svenja; Kaminski, Juergen; Knauer, Markus C.; Haeusler, Gerd

    2008-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a generalized method for reconstructing the shape of an object from measured gradient data. A certain class of optical sensors does not measure the shape of an object but rather its local slope. These sensors display several advantages, including high information efficiency, sensitivity, and robustness. For many applications, however, it is necessary to acquire the shape, which must be calculated from the slopes by numerical integration. Existing integration techniques show drawbacks that render them unusable in many cases. Our method is based on an approximation employing radial basis functions. It can be applied to irregularly sampled, noisy, and incomplete data, and it reconstructs surfaces both locally and globally with high accuracy.

  9. Shape memory polymer foams for endovascular therapies

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    Wilson, Thomas S. (Castro Valley, CA); Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

    2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for occluding a physical anomaly. One embodiment comprises a shape memory material body wherein the shape memory material body fits within the physical anomaly occluding the physical anomaly. The shape memory material body has a primary shape for occluding the physical anomaly and a secondary shape for being positioned in the physical anomaly.

  10. Vietoris-Rips Complexes also Provide Topologically Correct Reconstructions of Sampled Shapes

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Modeling General Terms Theory, Algorithms Keywords Shape reconstruction, Vietoris-Rips complexes, cliqueVietoris-Rips Complexes also Provide Topologically Correct Reconstructions of Sampled Shapes bound on cP (t) entails that the Rips complex of P at scale r collapses to the Cech complex of P

  11. JOINT ENCODING OF THE DEPTH IMAGE BASED REPRESENTATION USING SHAPE-ADAPTIVE WAVELETS

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    Do, Minh N.

    . Index Terms-- 3D-TV, shape-adaptive wavelet transform, lift- ing, boundary wavelets, edge coding, joint coding 1. INTRODUCTION Free-viewpoint three-dimensional television (3D-TV) provides an enhanced viewing-viewpoint 3D-TV. The proposed codec relies on a shape-adap- tive wavelet transform and an explicit

  12. Nitinol-reinforced shape-memory polymers

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    Di Leo, Claudio V

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reinforced shape-memory polymers have been developed from an acrylate based thermoset shape-memory polymer and nitinol wires. A rectangular shape-memory polymer measuring approximately 1 by 2 by 0.1 inches has a ten fold ...

  13. Shape of the microgrid

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    Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

    2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Restrictions on expansion of traditional centralized generating and delivery systems may be becoming so tight in the industrialized countries that they cannot reasonably be expected meet future electricity demand growth at acceptable cost. Meanwhile, technological advances, notably improved power electronics that permit grid interconnection of asynchronous generation sources, is tilting the economics of power generation back towards smaller scales, thereby reversing a century long trend towards the central control paradigm. Special power quality requirements or opportunities for combined heat and power applications make on-site generation an even more attractive option for customers. The existence of a significant amount of electricity sources dispersed throughout the low voltage distribution system could create a power system quite different to the one we are familiar with and creating it offers significant research and engineering challenges. Moreover, the electrical and economic relationships between customers and the distribution utility and among customers may take forms quite distinct from those we know today. For example, rather than devices being individually interconnected in parallel with the grid, they may be grouped with loads in a semi-autonomous neighborhood that could be termed a microgrid. A microgrid is a cluster of small (by the standards of current power systems, e.g. < 500 kW) sources, storage systems, and loads which presents itself to the grid as a legitimate single entity. The heart of the microgrid concept is the notion of a flexible, yet controllable electronic interface between the microgrid and the familiar wider power system, or macrogrid. This interface essentially isolates the two sides electrically; and yet connects them economically by allowing delivery and receipt of electrical energy and ancillary services (EE&AS) at the interface. From the customer side of the interface, the microgrid should appear as an autonomous power system meeting the power quality and reliability requirements of the customer. Such issues as local voltage, reliability, losses and quality of power should be those that support the customers' objectives. From the macrogrid side, however, the microgrid should appear as a legitimate entity akin to current interconnected generators or loads. A key distinction between microgrids and our familiar arrangements is the expanded role of electricity endusers in determining the pattern of development of the overall power system, which must not only accommodate purchases and sales of EE&AS to and from established markets but also contractual agreements between microgrids. Fundamentally, the characteristics and capabilities of the microgrid will be determined by its internal requirements together with the technical, economic, and regulatory opportunities and constraints it faces, and not by established objectives for capacity expansion and reliability of the macrogrid. The goal of Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) work underway at the Berkeley Lab is to anticipate possible patterns of microgrid development that can help focus research efforts on the key technical problems that must be solved to enable microgrid deployment.

  14. Non-gaussian shape recognition

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    Byun, Joyce; Bean, Rachel, E-mail: byun@astro.cornell.edu, E-mail: rbean@astro.cornell.edu [Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States)

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A detection of primordial non-Gaussianity could transform our understanding of the fundamental theory of inflation. The precision promised by upcoming cosmic microwave background (CMB) and large-scale structure (LSS) surveys raises a natural question: if a detection given a particular template is made, what does this truly tell us about the underlying theory? Even in the case of non-detections and upper bounds on deviations from Gaussianity, what can we then infer about the viable theories that remain? In this paper we present a systematic way to constrain a wide range of non-Gaussian shapes, including general single and multi-field models and models with excited initial states. We present a separable, divergent basis able to recreate many shapes in the literature to high accuracy with between three and seven basis functions. The basis allows shapes to be grouped into broad ''template classes'', satisfying theoretically-relevant priors on their divergence properties in the squeezed limit. We forecast how well a Planck-like CMB survey could not only detect a general non-Gaussian signal but discern more about its shape, using existing templates and new ones we propose. This approach offers an opportunity to tie together minimal theoretical priors with observational constraints on the shape in general, and in the squeezed limit, to gain a deeper insight into what drove inflation.

  15. Shape of isolated domains in lithium tantalate single crystals at elevated temperatures

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    Shur, V. Ya., E-mail: vladimir.shur@usu.ru; Akhmatkhanov, A. R.; Baturin, I. S. [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation) [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Labfer Ltd., 620014 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Chezganov, D. S.; Lobov, A. I.; Smirnov, M. M. [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)] [Ferroelectric Laboratory, Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

    2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The shape of isolated domains has been investigated in congruent lithium tantalate (CLT) single crystals at elevated temperatures and analyzed in terms of kinetic approach. The obtained temperature dependence of the growing domain shape in CLT including circular shape at temperatures above 190?°C has been attributed to increase of relative input of isotropic ionic conductivity. The observed nonstop wall motion and independent domain growth after merging in CLT as opposed to stoichiometric lithium tantalate have been attributed to difference in wall orientation. The computer simulation has confirmed applicability of the kinetic approach to the domain shape explanation.

  16. Drop shaping by laser-pulse impact

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    Klein, Alexander L; Visser, Claas Willem; Lhuissier, Henri; Sun, Chao; Snoeijer, Jacco H; Villermaux, Emmanuel; Lohse, Detlef; Gelderblom, Hanneke

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the hydrodynamic response of a falling drop hit by a laser pulse. Combining high-speed with stroboscopic imaging we report that a millimeter-sized dyed water drop hit by a milli-Joule nanosecond laser-pulse deforms and propels forward at several meters per second, until it eventually fragments. We show that the drop motion results from the recoil momentum imparted at the drop surface by water vaporization. We measure the propulsion speed and the time-deformation law of the drop, complemented by boundary integral simulations. We explain the drop propulsion and shaping in terms of the laser pulse energy and drop surface tension. These findings are crucial for the generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light in lithography machines.

  17. Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter

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    Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Matthews, Dennis L. (Moss Beach, CA); Decker, Derek E. (Byron, CA); Jungreis, Charles A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    An actuator system is provided for acting upon a material in a vessel. The system includes an optical fiber and a shape memory polymer material operatively connected to the optical fiber. The shape memory polymer material is adapted to move from a first shape for moving through said vessel to a second shape where it can act upon said material.

  18. Shape memory polymer actuator and catheter

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    Maitland, Duncan J.; Lee, Abraham P.; Schumann, Daniel L.; Matthews, Dennis L.; Decker, Derek E.; Jungreis, Charles A.

    2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    An actuator system is provided for acting upon a material in a vessel. The system includes an optical fiber and a shape memory polymer material operatively connected to the optical fiber. The shape memory polymer material is adapted to move from a first shape for moving through said vessel to a second shape where it can act upon said material.

  19. CHARACTERIZATION OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY BEHAVIOR AND

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    Valasek, John

    CHARACTERIZATION OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY BEHAVIOR AND POSITION CONTROL USING REINFORCEMENT LEARNING for Intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles Problem: Shape Memory Alloy and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles 4 Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) Metallic Alloys used as actuators Shape Memory

  20. Thermomechanical behavior of shape memory elastomeric composites

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Thermomechanical behavior of shape memory elastomeric composites Qi Ge a , Xiaofan Luo b,c , Erika September 2011 Available online 1 October 2011 Keywords: Shape memory Shape memory polymers Soft active materials Thermomechanical behaviors Constitutive models a b s t r a c t Shape memory polymers (SMPs) can

  1. Pistol-shaped dosimeter charger

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    Maples, Robert A. (Powell, TN)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A pistol-shaped charger assembly clamps a cylindrical radiation dosimeter against one edge thereof. A triggerlike lever on the handgrip of the assembly is manually pivoted to actuate a piezoelectric current generator held in the handgrip and thereby charge the dosimeter.

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

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    Subramaniam, Anandh

    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

  3. Shape memory alloy/shape memory polymer tools

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    Seward, Kirk P.; Krulevitch, Peter A.

    2005-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Micro-electromechanical tools for minimally invasive techniques including microsurgery. These tools utilize composite shape memory alloy (SMA), shape memory polymer (SMP) and combinations of SMA and SMP to produce catheter distal tips, actuators, etc., which are bistable. Applications for these structures include: 1) a method for reversible fine positioning of a catheter tip, 2) a method for reversible fine positioning of tools or therapeutic catheters by a guide catheter, 3) a method for bending articulation through the body's vasculature, 4) methods for controlled stent delivery, deployment, and repositioning, and 5) catheters with variable modulus, with vibration mode, with inchworm capability, and with articulated tips. These actuators and catheter tips are bistable and are opportune for in vivo usage because the materials are biocompatible and convenient for intravascular use as well as other minimal by invasive techniques.

  4. Shapes of dark matter halos

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    James S. Bullock

    2001-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    I present an analysis of the density shapes of dark matter halos in LCDM and LWDM cosmologies. The main results are derived from a statistical sample of galaxy-mass halos drawn from a high resolution LCDM N-body simulation. Halo shapes show significant trends with mass and redshift: low-mass halos are rounder than high mass halos, and, for a fixed mass, halos are rounder at low z. Contrary to previous expectations, which were based on cluster-mass halos and non-COBE normalized simulations, LCDM galaxy-mass halos at z=0 are not strongly flattened, with short to long axis ratios of s = 0.70 +/- 0.17. I go on to study how the shapes of individual halos change when going from a LCDM simulation to a simulation with a warm dark matter power spectrum (LWDM). Four halos were compared, and, on average, the WDM halos are more spherical than their CDM counterparts (s =0.77 compared to s = 0.71). A larger sample of objects will be needed to test whether the trend is significant.

  5. Multiscale characterization and analysis of shapes

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    Prasad, Lakshman (Los Alamos, NM); Rao, Ramana (Sunnyvale, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An adaptive multiscale method approximates shapes with continuous or uniformly and densely sampled contours, with the purpose of sparsely and nonuniformly discretizing the boundaries of shapes at any prescribed resolution, while at the same time retaining the salient shape features at that resolution. In another aspect, a fundamental geometric filtering scheme using the Constrained Delaunay Triangulation (CDT) of polygonized shapes creates an efficient parsing of shapes into components that have semantic significance dependent only on the shapes' structure and not on their representations per se. A shape skeletonization process generalizes to sparsely discretized shapes, with the additional benefit of prunability to filter out irrelevant and morphologically insignificant features. The skeletal representation of characters of varying thickness and the elimination of insignificant and noisy spurs and branches from the skeleton greatly increases the robustness, reliability and recognition rates of character recognition algorithms.

  6. Functional requirements to shape generation in CAD

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    Chung, Jinpyung, 1967-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An outstanding issue in computer-aided design (CAD) is the creation of geometric shapes from the description of functional requirements (FRs). This thesis presents a method that can generate assembled shapes from the given ...

  7. Engineering Notes Ice Shape Characterization Using

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    Tino, Peter

    Engineering Notes Ice Shape Characterization Using Self-Organizing Maps Stephen T. McClain Baylor. Introduction DURING the validation and verification of ice accretion codes, predicted ice shapes must be compared with experimental measurements of wind-tunnel or atmospheric ice shapes. Current methods for ice

  8. A Shape Memory Polymer with Improved Shape Recovery* Changdeng Liu1

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    A Shape Memory Polymer with Improved Shape Recovery* Changdeng Liu1 and Patrick T. Mather2 1 ABSTRACT Thermally actuated shape memory polymers (SMPs) interest, both academically and industrially, due process for SMPs is usually retarded compared to that of shape memory alloys, because the thermal

  9. Two-way Antagonistic Shape Actuation Based on the One-way Shape Memory Effect

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    Wadley, Haydn

    Two-way Antagonistic Shape Actuation Based on the One-way Shape Memory Effect A. Y. N. SOFLA,* D. M constrained NiTi shape memory alloys (SMAs) significantly exceeds that required to deform (detwin) its low temperature martensitic phase. The one-way shape memory effect can therefore be used to create antagonistic

  10. Z. B. He et al., Nickel catalyst shape Etchant-induced shaping of nanoparticle

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Z. B. He et al., Nickel catalyst shape - 1 - Etchant-induced shaping of nanoparticle catalysts al., Nickel catalyst shape - 2 - Abstract Carbon nanofibres (CNFs) obtained by plasma-00525194,version1-11Oct2010 #12;Z. B. He et al., Nickel catalyst shape - 3 - 1 Introduction Vertically

  11. Hysteresis in Magnetic Shape Memory Composites: Modeling and Simulation

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    Conti, Sergio; Rumpf, Martin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic shape memory alloys are characterized by the coupling between a structural phase transition and magnetic one. This permits to control the shape change via an external magnetic field, at least in single crystals. Composite materials with single-crystalline particles embedded in a softer matrix have been proposed as a way to overcome the blocking of the transformation at grain boundaries. We investigate hysteresis phenomena for small NiMnGa single crystals embedded in a polymer matrix for slowly varying magnetic fields. The evolution of the microstructure is studied within the rate-independent variational framework proposed by Mielke and Theil (1999). The underlying variational model incorporates linearized elasticity, micromagnetism, stray field and a dissipation term proportional to the volume swept by the phase boundary. The time discretization is based on an incremental minimization of the sum of energy and dissipation. A backtracking approach is employed to approximately ensure the global minimali...

  12. Radiation source with shaped emission

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    Kubiak, Glenn D.; Sweatt, William C.

    2003-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Employing a source of radiation, such as an electric discharge source, that is equipped with a capillary region configured into some predetermined shape, such as an arc or slit, can significantly improve the amount of flux delivered to the lithographic wafers while maintaining high efficiency. The source is particularly suited for photolithography systems that employs a ringfield camera. The invention permits the condenser which delivers critical illumination to the reticle to be simplified from five or more reflective elements to a total of three or four reflective elements thereby increasing condenser efficiency. It maximizes the flux delivered and maintains a high coupling efficiency. This architecture couples EUV radiation from the discharge source into a ring field lithography camera.

  13. Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys Using Artificial Neural Networks

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    Valasek, John

    1 Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys Using Artificial Neural Networks Jim Henrickson, Kenton ­ Shape Memory Alloys ­ Artificial Neural Networks Process ­ Implement Shape Memory Alloy Model;3 Introduction Shape memory alloys (SMAs) ­ Active material: material that undergoes macroscopic change

  14. Terms and Conditions

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    US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Terms and...

  15. Document Type: Subject Terms

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    Major, Arkady

    Title: Authors: Source: Document Type: Subject Terms: Abstract: Full Text Word Count: ISSN at creating team results. In fact, it's priceless. Managers in Western corporations have received a lifetime

  16. Shaping Tomorrow's Wind Energy Leaders | Department of Energy

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    Shaping Tomorrow's Wind Energy Leaders Shaping Tomorrow's Wind Energy Leaders Addthis Duration 2:22 Topic Wind Science Education...

  17. Post polymerization cure shape memory polymers

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    Wilson, Thomas S; Hearon, Michael Keith; Bearinger, Jane P

    2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to chemical polymer compositions, methods of synthesis, and fabrication methods for devices regarding polymers capable of displaying shape memory behavior (SMPs) and which can first be polymerized to a linear or branched polymeric structure, having thermoplastic properties, subsequently processed into a device through processes typical of polymer melts, solutions, and dispersions and then crossed linked to a shape memory thermoset polymer retaining the processed shape.

  18. Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Documents: ARCGIS Shape...

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    toolslistarcgis-shape-files Transport Toolkit Region(s): Africa & Middle East Shapefiles for ArcGIS. Users can use the files for analysis of African nations' transport...

  19. Wedding ring shaped excitation coil

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    MacLennan, Donald A. (Gaithersburg, MD); Tsai, Peter (Olney, MD)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high frequency inductively coupled electrodeless lamp includes an excitation coil with an effective electrical length which is less than one half wavelength of a driving frequency applied thereto, preferably much less. The driving frequency may be greater than 100 MHz and is preferably as high as 915 MHz. Preferably, the excitation coil is configured as a non-helical, semi-cylindrical conductive surface having less than one turn, in the general shape of a wedding ring. At high frequencies, the current in the coil forms two loops which are spaced apart and parallel to each other. Configured appropriately, the coil approximates a Helmholtz configuration. The lamp preferably utilizes an bulb encased in a reflective ceramic cup with a pre-formed aperture defined therethrough. The ceramic cup may include structural features to aid in alignment and/or a flanged face to aid in thermal management. The lamp head is preferably an integrated lamp head comprising a metal matrix composite surrounding an insulating ceramic with the excitation integrally formed on the ceramic. A novel solid-state oscillator preferably provides RF power to the lamp. The oscillator is a single active element device capable of providing over 70 watts of power at over 70% efficiency.

  20. Shape Dynamics in 2+1 Dimensions

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    Timothy Budd; Tim Koslowski

    2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape Dynamics is a formulation of General Relativity where refoliation invariance is traded for local spatial conformal invariance. In this paper we explicitly construct Shape Dynamics for a torus universe in 2+1 dimensions through a linking gauge theory that ensures dynamical equivalence with General Relativity. The Hamiltonian we obtain is formally a reduced phase space Hamiltonian. The construction of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian on higher genus surfaces is not explicitly possible, but we give an explicit expansion of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian for large CMC volume. The fact that all local constraints are linear in momenta allows us to quantize these explicitly, and the quantization problem for Shape Dynamics turns out to be equivalent to reduced phase space quantization. We consider the large CMC-volume asymptotics of conformal transformations of the wave function. We then use the similarity of Shape Dynamics on the 2-torus with the explicitly constructible strong gravity (BKL) Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian in higher dimensions to suggest a quantization strategy for Shape Dynamics.

  1. Hypothesis Testing with Nonlinear Shape Models

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    Utah, University of

    a large number of parameters that lie in nonlinear spaces, and so traditional statistical analysis tools a method for two-sample hypothesis testing for statistical shape analysis using nonlinear shape models. Our approach uses a true multivariate permutation test that is invariant to the scale of different model

  2. Mode Shape Estimation Algorithms Under Ambient Conditions: A Comparative Review

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    Dosiek, Luke; Zhou, Ning; Pierre, John W.; Huang, Zhenyu; Trudnowski, Daniel J.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract—This paper provides a comparative review of five existing ambient electromechanical mode shape estimation algorithms, i.e., the Transfer Function (TF), Spectral, Frequency Domain Decomposition (FDD), Channel Matching, and Subspace Methods. It is also shown that the TF Method is a general approach to estimating mode shape and that the Spectral, FDD, and Channel Matching Methods are actually special cases of it. Additionally, some of the variations of the Subspace Method are reviewed and the Numerical algorithm for Subspace State Space System IDentification (N4SID) is implemented. The five algorithms are then compared using data simulated from a 17-machine model of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) under ambient conditions with both low and high damping, as well as during the case where ambient data is disrupted by an oscillatory ringdown. The performance of the algorithms is compared using the statistics from Monte Carlo Simulations and results from measured WECC data, and a discussion of the practical issues surrounding their implementation, including cases where power system probing is an option, is provided. The paper concludes with some recommendations as to the appropriate use of the various techniques. Index Terms—Electromechanical mode shape, small-signal stability, phasor measurement units (PMU), system identification, N4SID, subspace.

  3. Shape memory response of ni2mnga and nimncoin magnetic shape memory alloys under compression

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    Brewer, Andrew Lee

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, the shape memory response of Ni2MnGa and NiMnCoIn magnetic shape memory alloys was observed under compressive stresses. Ni2MnGa is a magnetic shape memory alloy (MSMA) that has been shown to exhibit fully reversible, stressassisted...

  4. Timber shapes the future | This is London Timber shapes the future

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    Timber shapes the future | This is London Timber shapes the future By David Spittles 02.10.03 Add Fire of London, but nearly 350 years later, a refined version is staging a comeback. Increasingly, wood;Timber shapes the future | This is London Until a few years ago, timber-frame construction was a cottage

  5. Voltage controlled MESFET pulse shape generator

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    Burkhart, S.C.

    1994-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A programmable pulse shape generator capable of producing pulse shapes for Nova and Beamlet has been designed and simulated using the circuit code SPICE. The design utilizes power MESFETS, which are commonly used in microwave amplifiers. The pulse shape is varied by setting a bias voltage on each in a chain of MESFETS with a 200 ps temporal resolution. The electrical pulse then drives an integrated electro-optic modulator similar to what is on Beamlet. Pulse shapes 22 and 25, used on Nova, have been generated by this design. There is no fundamental barrier to making such a pulse generator for use on the National Ignition Facility. In fact, the longer time scales on the NIF pulse will ease the high speed requirements of the pulse shape generator allowing the use of less expensive components. The next step will be to build a prototype circuit for initial testing on Beamlet and Nova.

  6. Preference Term List

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    · Subject Bibliography Library #12; 1/2 · Edit Preferences #12; 2/2 · Library ­ PreferencesDisplay Fields · ­ PreferencesDuplicates · ­ PreferencesFind Full Text · PreferencesReference Types #12;? #12;Journal term list() · Bibliography() · Footnotes() · #12;15 4.Journal Article "Insert Field" #12;16 5. : "Reference Types ""Insert

  7. Surface plasmon resonances of an arbitrarily shaped nanoparticle: High frequency asymptotics via pseudo-differential operators

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    Daniel Grieser; Felix Rüting

    2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the surface plasmon modes of an arbitrarily shaped nanoparticle in the electrostatic limit. We first deduce an eigenvalue equation for these modes, expressed in terms of the Dirichlet-Neumann operators. We then use the properties of these pseudo-differential operators for deriving the limit of the high-order modes.

  8. Waves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media.

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    Biktashev, Vadim N.

    wave patterns in R 2 , in terms of the kinematic approach. These patterns include rotating waves by Winfree [13]. The kinematic approach of [8] also considered a boundary of existence of spiral waveWaves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media. Yu.E. Elkin

  9. Shaping the Terms of Competition: Environmental Regulation and Corporate Strategies to Reduce Diesel Vehicle Emissions

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Diesel Vehicle Emissions by Christine Bik-Kay Ng B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering University Strategies to Reduce Diesel Vehicle Emissions by Christine Bik-Kay Ng Submitted to the Engineering Systems. This research explains the conditions under which competitive regulatory strategies are pursued in the diesel

  10. Shaping the terms of competition : environmental regulation and corporate strategies to reduce diesel vehicle emissions

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    Ng, Christine Bik-Kay, 1979-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental regulations are typically portrayed as an outside force stimulating development of environmental technologies in regulated industries. In reality, firms influence regulation by communicating their technological ...

  11. A Birkhoff theorem for Shape Dynamics

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    Henrique Gomes

    2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape Dynamics is a theory of gravity that replaces refoliation invariance for spatial Weyl invariance. Those solutions of the Einstein equations that have global, constant mean curvature slicings, are mirrored by solutions in Shape Dynamics. However, there are solutions of Shape Dynamics that have no counterpart in General relativity, just as there are solutions of GR that are not completely foliable by global constant mean curvature slicings (such as the Schwarzschild spacetime). It is therefore interesting to analyze directly the equations of motion of Shape Dynamics in order to find its own solutions, irrespective of properties of known solutions of GR. Here I perform a first study in this direction by utilizing the equations of motion of Shape Dynamics in a spherically symmetric, asymptotically flat ansatz to derive an analogue of the Birkhoff theorem. There are two significant differences with respect to the usual Birkhoff theorem in GR. The first regards the construction of the solution: the spatial Weyl gauge freedom of shape dynamics is used to simplify the problem, and boundary conditions are required. In fact the derivation is simpler than the usual Birkhof theorem as no Christoffel symbols are needed. The second, and most important difference is that the solution obtained is uniquely the isotropic wormhole solution, in which no singularity is present, as opposed to maximally extended Schwarzschild. This provides an explicit example of the breaking of the duality between General relativity and Shape Dynamics, and exhibits some of its consequences.

  12. Crop Insurance Terms and Definitions

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    Stokes, Kenneth; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe; Barnaby, G. A. Art

    2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication is a glossary of terms used by the crop insurance industry. There are definitions for terms used in crop insurance documents and for terms pertaining to coverage levels, farming, reports, units and parties to contracts....

  13. Shape memory system with integrated actuation using embedded particles

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    Buckley, Patrick R. (New York, NY); Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

    2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A shape memory material with integrated actuation using embedded particles. One embodiment provides a shape memory material apparatus comprising a shape memory material body and magnetic pieces in the shape memory material body. Another embodiment provides a method of actuating a device to perform an activity on a subject comprising the steps of positioning a shape memory material body in a desired position with regard to the subject, the shape memory material body capable of being formed in a specific primary shape, reformed into a secondary stable shape, and controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape; including pieces in the shape memory material body; and actuating the shape memory material body using the pieces causing the shape memory material body to be controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape and perform the activity on the subject.

  14. Shape memory system with integrated actuation using embedded particles

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    Buckley, Patrick R; Maitland, Duncan J

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A shape memory material with integrated actuation using embedded particles. One embodiment provides a shape memory material apparatus comprising a shape memory material body and magnetic pieces in the shape memory material body. Another embodiment provides a method of actuating a device to perform an activity on a subject comprising the steps of positioning a shape memory material body in a desired position with regard to the subject, the shape memory material body capable of being formed in a specific primary shape, reformed into a secondary stable shape, and controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape; including pieces in the shape memory material body; and actuating the shape memory material body using the pieces causing the shape memory material body to be controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape and perform the activity on the subject.

  15. Shape memory system with integrated actuation using embedded particles

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    Buckley, Patrick R. (New York, NY); Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

    2009-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A shape memory material with integrated actuation using embedded particles. One embodiment provides a shape memory material apparatus comprising a shape memory material body and magnetic pieces in the shape memory material body. Another embodiment provides a method of actuating a device to perform an activity on a subject comprising the steps of positioning a shape memory material body in a desired position with regard to the subject, the shape memory material body capable of being formed in a specific primary shape, reformed into a secondary stable shape, and controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape; including pieces in the shape memory material body; and actuating the shape memory material body using the pieces causing the shape memory material body to be controllably actuated to recover the specific primary shape and perform the activity on the subject.

  16. Intrinsic Shapes of Molecular Cloud Cores

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    C. E. Jones; Shantanu Basu; John Dubinski

    2001-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We conduct an analysis of the shapes of molecular cloud cores using recently compiled catalogs of observed axis ratios of individual cores mapped in ammonia or through optical selection. We apply both analytical and statistical techniques to deproject the observed axis ratios in order to determine the true distribution of cloud core shapes. We find that neither pure oblate nor pure prolate cores can account for the observed distribution of core shapes. Intrinsically triaxial cores produce distributions which agree with observations. The best-fit triaxial distribution contains cores which are more nearly oblate than prolate.

  17. Orthopaedic applications of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

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    Guo, Weimin, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs) are a new class of magnetic field-actuated active materials with no current commercial applications. By applying a magnetic field of around 0.4 T, they can exert a stress of ...

  18. Thermomechanical modeling of a shape memory polymer 

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    Ghosh, Pritha B.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this work is to demonstrate a Helmholtz potential based approach for the development of the constitutive equations for a shape memory polymer undergoing a thermomechanical cycle. The approach is motivated by the use of a simple spring...

  19. Towards Black Hole Entropy in Shape Dynamics

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    Gabriel Herczeg; Vasudev Shyam

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape dynamics is classical theory of gravity which agrees with general relativity in many important cases, but possesses different gauge symmetries and constraints. Rather than spacetime diffeomorphism invariance, shape dynamics takes spatial diffeomorphism invariance and spatial Weyl invariance as the fundamental gauge symmetries associated with the gravitational field. Since the area of the event horizon of a black hole transforms under a generic spatial Weyl transformation, there has been some doubt that one can speak sensibly about the thermodynamics of black holes in shape dynamics. The purpose of this paper is to show that by treating the event horizon of a black hole as an interior boundary, one can recover familiar notions of black hole thermodynamics in shape dynamics and define a gauge invariant entropy that agrees with general relativity.

  20. Factors shaping the future of Cloud Computing

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    Francis, Steven (Steven Douglas)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many different forces are currently shaping the future of the Cloud Computing Market. End user demand and end user investment in existing technology are important drivers. Vendor innovation and competitive strategy are ...

  1. Thermomechanical modeling of a shape memory polymer

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    Ghosh, Pritha B.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this work is to demonstrate a Helmholtz potential based approach for the development of the constitutive equations for a shape memory polymer undergoing a thermomechanical cycle. The approach is motivated by the use of a simple spring...

  2. Size Effects in Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys

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    Ozdemir, Nevin

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    effects in these mechanisms has both scientific and technological relevance. Superelastic behavior of Ni54Fe19Ga27 shape memory alloy single crystalline pillars was studied under compression as a function of pillar diameter. Multiple pillars...

  3. Applied Optimal Shape Design B. Mohammadi

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    Pironneau, Olivier

    are critical too. The paper is also a summary of the material covered in our recent book[7] keywords · Electromagnetically optimal shapes, such as in stealth airplanes · Wave canceling fore bulbe in boat design · Drag

  4. 3D Shapes (K-2) Kindergarten: Standard 4: Shapes can be described by characteristics and position and created by

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    available for reference. 1. Print 3D shape templates for desired shapes 2. Cut templates out 3. Color3D Shapes (K-2) Kindergarten: Standard 4: Shapes can be described by characteristics and position by their attributes and used to represent part/whole relationships Activity: The 3D shape lesson can be adapted

  5. Long Term by Group

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |Is Your HomeLatestCenterLogging in Logging inLogisticsLong Term

  6. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) Environmental AssessmentsGeoffrey Campbell isOklahoma City,GENERAL TERMS &

  7. Statistical Shape Modeling of Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement

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    Harris, Michael D.; Dater, Manasi; Whitaker, Ross; Jurrus, Elizabeth R.; Peters, Christopher L.; Anderson, Andrew E.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, statistical shape modeling (SSM) was used to quantify three-dimensional (3D) variation and morphologic differences between femurs with and without cam femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). 3D surfaces were generated from CT scans of femurs from 41 controls and 30 cam FAI patients. SSM correspondence particles were optimally positioned on each surface using a gradient descent energy function. Mean shapes for control and patient groups were defined from the resulting particle configurations. Morphological differences between group mean shapes and between the control mean and individual patients were calculated. Principal component analysis was used to describe anatomical variation present in both groups. The first 6 modes (or principal components) captured statistically significant shape variations, which comprised 84% of cumulative variation among the femurs. Shape variation was greatest in femoral offset, greater trochanter height, and the head-neck junction. The mean cam femur shape protruded above the control mean by a maximum of 3.3 mm with sustained protrusions of 2.5-3.0 mm along the anterolateral head-neck junction and distally along the anterior neck, corresponding well with reported cam lesion locations and soft-tissue damage. This study provides initial evidence that SSM can describe variations in femoral morphology in both controls and cam FAI patients and may be useful for developing new measurements of pathological anatomy. SSM may also be applied to characterize cam FAI severity and provide templates to guide patient-specific surgical resection of bone.

  8. Shape Memory Polymer Therapeutic Devices for Stroke

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    Wilson, T S; Small IV, W; Benett, W J; Bearinger, J P; Maitland, D J

    2005-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are attracting a great deal of interest in the scientific community for their use in applications ranging from light weight structures in space to micro-actuators in MEMS devices. These relatively new materials can be formed into a primary shape, reformed into a stable secondary shape, and then controllably actuated to recover their primary shape. The first part of this presentation will be a brief review of the types of polymeric structures which give rise to shape memory behavior in the context of new shape memory polymers with highly regular network structures recently developed at LLNL for biomedical devices. These new urethane SMPs have improved optical and physical properties relative to commercial SMPs, including improved clarity, high actuation force, and sharper actuation transition. In the second part of the presentation we discuss the development of SMP based devices for mechanically removing neurovascular occlusions which result in ischemic stroke. These devices are delivered to the site of the occlusion in compressed form, are pushed through the occlusion, actuated (usually optically) to take on an expanded conformation, and then used to dislodge and grip the thrombus while it is withdrawn through the catheter.

  9. Method for net-shaping using aerogels

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey (Albuquerque, NM); Ashey, Carol S. (Albuquerque, NM); Reed, Scott T. (Albuquerque, NM); Sriram, Chunangad S. (Indianapolis, IN); Harris, Thomas M. (Tulsa, OK)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of net-shaping using aerogel materials is provided by first forming a sol, aging the sol to form a gel, with the gel having a fluid component and having been formed into a medium selected from the group consisting of a powder, bulk material, or granular aerobeads, derivatizing the surface of the gel to render the surface unreactive toward further condensation, removing a portion of the fluid component of the final shaped gel to form a partially dried medium, placing the medium into a cavity, wherein the volume of said medium is less that the volume of the cavity, and removing a portion of the fluid component of the medium. The removal, such as by heating at a temperature of approximately less than 50.degree. C., applying a vacuum, or both, causes the volume of the medium to increase and to form a solid aerogel. The material can be easily removed by exposing the material to a solvent, thereby reducing the volume of the material. In another embodiment, the gel is derivatized and then formed into a shaped medium, where subsequent drying reduces the volume of the shaped medium, forming a net-shaping material. Upon further drying, the material increases in volume to fill a cavity. The present invention is both a method of net-shaping and the material produced by the method.

  10. Cu-based shape memory microwires : towards complex structures

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    Gager, Mac (Brian McClure, Jr.)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory alloys are a distinctive type of material that exhibits the fascinating properties of the shape memory effect and superelasticity. Shape memory properties are characterized by the diffusionless phase transformation ...

  11. Grain constraint and size effects in shape memory alloy microwires

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    Ueland, Stian Melhus

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory alloys exhibit interesting and useful properties, such as the shape memory effect and superelasticity. Among the many alloy families that have been shown to exhibit shape memory properties the ones based on ...

  12. Measurement of b-quark Jet Shapes at CDF

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    Lister, Alison; /Zurich, ETH

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The main topic of this thesis is the measurement of b-quark jet shapes at CDF. CDF is an experiment located at Fermilab, in the United States, which studies proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96TeV. To reach this energy, the particles are accelerated using the Tevatron accelerator which is currently the highest energy collider in operation. The data used for this analysis were taken between February 2002 and September 2004 and represent an integrated luminosity of about 300 pb{sup -1}. This is the first time that b-quark jet shapes have been measured at hadron colliders. The basis of this measurement lies in the possibility of enhancing the b-quark jet content of jet samples by requiring the jets to be identified as having a displaced vertex inside the jet cone. Such jets are called tagged. This enhances the b-quark jet fraction from about 5% before tagging to 20-40% after tagging, depending on the transverse momentum of the jets. I verified that it is possible to apply this secondary vertex tagging algorithm to different cone jet algorithms (MidPoint and JetClu) and different cone sizes (0.4 and 0.7). I found that the performance of the algorithm does not change significantly, as long as the sub-cone inside which tracks are considered for the tagging is kept at the default value of 0.4. Because the b-quark purity of the jets is still relatively low, it is necessary to extract the shapes of b-quark jets in a statistical manner from the jet shapes both before and after tagging. The other parameters that enter into the unfolding equation used to extract the b-quark jet shapes are the b-jet purities, the biases due to the tagging requirement both for b- and nonbjets and the hadron level corrections. The last of these terms corrects the measured b-jet shapes back to the shapes expected at hadron level which makes comparisons with theoretical models and other experimental results possible. This measurement shows that, despite relatively large systematic uncertainties, the measured b-quark jet shapes are significantly different from those expected from the so-called Pythia Tune A Monte Carlo simulation, the most widely used Leading Order Monte Carlo model at CDF. This difference can be mostly attributed to the fact that the fraction of b-quark jets that originate from flavour creation (where a single b-quark is expected inside the same jet cone) over those that originate from gluon splitting (where two b-quarks are expected to be inside the same jet cone) is slightly different in the Pythia Tune A Monte Carlo predictions than in data. This measurement can help in the tuning of the fraction of gluon splitting to flavour creation b-quark jets in the Monte Carlo simulation. This tuning is particularly important for the extrapolation up to LHC energies where many searches will involve b-quark jets. During the first year of my thesis work, I worked on the implementation of a prototype detector control system for the electromagnetic calorimeter which is being built for the CMS experiment at CERN. The prototype which I implemented was used to monitor and control the high voltage, low voltage, cooling and precision temperature monitoring systems during the summer 2003 test-beam. This was one of the first, almost complete, systems implemented and used by an LHC experiment for test-beam monitoring.

  13. analog pulse shape: Topics by E-print Network

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    systems. Digital pulse shaping Krishnapura, Nagendra 2 Dynamic Matter-Wave Pulse Shaping Quantum Physics (arXiv) Summary: In this paper we discuss possibilities...

  14. Versatile Diesel Particulate Filter Cartridge Any Size, Any Shape...

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    Versatile Diesel Particulate Filter Cartridge Any Size, Any Shape Versatile Diesel Particulate Filter Cartridge Any Size, Any Shape Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24,...

  15. Thermomechanical indentation of shape memory polymers.

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    Long, Kevin N. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Nguyen, Thao D.; Castro, Francisco (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Qi, H. Jerry (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Dunn, Martin L. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO); Shandas, Robin (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are receiving increasing attention because of their ability to store a temporary shape for a prescribed period of time, and then when subjected to an environmental stimulus, recover an original programmed shape. They are attractive candidates for a wide range of applications in microsystems, biomedical devices, deployable aerospace structures, and morphing structures. In this paper we investigate the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory polymers due to instrumented indentation, a loading/deformation scenario that represents complex multiaxial deformation. The SMP sample is indented using a spherical indenter at a temperature T{sub 1} (>T{sub g}). The temperature is then lowered to T{sub 2} (Shape memory is then activated by increasing the temperature to T{sub 1} (>T{sub g}) during free recovery the indentation impression disappears and the surface of the SMP recovers to its original profile. A recently-developed three-dimensional finite deformation constitutive model for the thermomechanical behavior of SMPs is then used with the finite element method to simulate this process. Measurement and simulation results are compared for cases of free and constrained recovery and good agreement is obtained, suggesting the appropriateness of the simulation approach for complex multiaxial loading/deformations that are likely to occur in applications.

  16. Jet Shapes and Jet Algorithms in SCET

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    Stephen D. Ellis; Andrew Hornig; Christopher Lee; Christopher K. Vermilion; Jonathan R. Walsh

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Jet shapes are weighted sums over the four-momenta of the constituents of a jet and reveal details of its internal structure, potentially allowing discrimination of its partonic origin. In this work we make predictions for quark and gluon jet shape distributions in N-jet final states in e+e- collisions, defined with a cone or recombination algorithm, where we measure some jet shape observable on a subset of these jets. Using the framework of Soft-Collinear Effective Theory, we prove a factorization theorem for jet shape distributions and demonstrate the consistent renormalization-group running of the functions in the factorization theorem for any number of measured and unmeasured jets, any number of quark and gluon jets, and any angular size R of the jets, as long as R is much smaller than the angular separation between jets. We calculate the jet and soft functions for angularity jet shapes \\tau_a to one-loop order (O(alpha_s)) and resum a subset of the large logarithms of \\tau_a needed for next-to-leading logarithmic (NLL) accuracy for both cone and kT-type jets. We compare our predictions for the resummed \\tau_a distribution of a quark or a gluon jet produced in a 3-jet final state in e+e- annihilation to the output of a Monte Carlo event generator and find that the dependence on a and R is very similar.

  17. A conjecture on the relationship of bacterial shape to motility in rod-shaped bacteria

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    Denny, Mark

    ; Escherichia coli; Hydrodynamic e¤ciency 1. Introduction After we ¢rst notice that rod-shaped bacteria, for example, why does Escherichia coli have the shape it does? Why isn't it longer or shorter? 1.1. A priori School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0620, USA b Department of Biology, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine

  18. Ultrafast Pulse Shaping Approaches to Quantum Computing

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    Debabrata Goswami

    2003-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum computing exploits the quantum-mechanical nature of matter to exist in multiple possible states simultaneously. This new approach promises to revolutionize the present form of computing. As an approach to quantum computing, we discuss ultrafast laser pulse shaping, in particular, the acousto-optic modulator based Fourier-Transform pulse-shaper, which has the ability to modulate tunable high power ultrafast laser pulses. We show that optical pulse shaping is an attractive route to quantum computing since shaped pulses can be transmitted over optical hardware and the same infrastructure can be used for computation and optical information transfer. We also address the problem of extending coherence-times for optically induced processes.

  19. Directional depletion interactions in shaped particles

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    A. Scala; P. G. De Sanctis Lucentini

    2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Entropic forces in colloidal suspensions and in polymer-colloid systems are of long-standing and continuing interest. Experiments show how entropic forces can be used to control the self-assembly of colloidal particles. Significant advances in colloidal synthesis made in the past two decades have enabled the preparation of high quality nano-particles with well-controlled sizes, shapes, and compositions, indicating that such particles can be utilized as "artificial atoms" to build new materials. To elucidate the effects of the shape of particles upon the magnitude of entropic interaction, we analyse the entropic interactions of two cut-spheres. We show that the solvent induces a strong directional depletion attraction among flat faces of the cut-spheres. Such an effect highlights the possibility of using the shape of particles to control directionality and strength of interaction.

  20. Release mechanism utilizing shape memory polymer material

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    Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Northrup, M. Allen (Berkeley, CA); Ciarlo, Dino R. (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microfabricated therapeutic actuators are fabricated using a shape memory polymer (SMP), a polyurethane-based material that undergoes a phase transformation at a specified temperature (Tg). At a temperature above temperature Tg material is soft and can be easily reshaped into another configuration. As the temperature is lowered below temperature Tg the new shape is fixed and locked in as long as the material stays below temperature Tg. Upon reheating the material to a temperature above Tg, the material will return to its original shape. By the use of such SMP material, SMP microtubing can be used as a release actuator for the delivery of embolic coils through catheters into aneurysms, for example. The microtubing can be manufactured in various sizes and the phase change temperature Tg is determinate for an intended temperature target and intended use.

  1. Ni-Mn-Ga shape memory nanoactuation

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    Kohl, M., E-mail: manfred.kohl@kit.edu; Schmitt, M.; Krevet, B. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMT, P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Backen, A.; Schultz, L. [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Fähler, S. [IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 270116, 01171 Dresden (Germany); Technische Universität Chemnitz, Institute of Physics, 09107 Chemnitz (Germany)

    2014-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    To probe finite size effects in ferromagnetic shape memory nanoactuators, double-beam structures with minimum dimensions down to 100?nm are designed, fabricated, and characterized in-situ in a scanning electron microscope with respect to their coupled thermo-elastic and electro-thermal properties. Electrical resistance and mechanical beam bending tests demonstrate a reversible thermal shape memory effect down to 100?nm. Electro-thermal actuation involves large temperature gradients along the nanobeam in the order of 100?K/?m. We discuss the influence of surface and twin boundary energies and explain why free-standing nanoactuators behave differently compared to constrained geometries like films and nanocrystalline shape memory alloys.

  2. Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping

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    Booth, Rex (Livermore, CA); Pocha, Michael D. (Livermore, CA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium.

  3. Semiconductor switch geometry with electric field shaping

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    Booth, R.; Pocha, M.D.

    1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    An optoelectric switch is disclosed that utilizes a cylindrically shaped and contoured GaAs medium or other optically active semiconductor medium to couple two cylindrically shaped metal conductors with flat and flared termination points each having an ovoid prominence centrally extending there from. Coupling the truncated ovoid prominence of each conductor with the cylindrically shaped optically active semiconductor causes the semiconductor to cylindrically taper to a triple junction circular line at the base of each prominence where the metal conductor conjoins with the semiconductor and a third medium such as epoxy or air. Tapering the semiconductor at the triple junction inhibits carrier formation and injection at the triple junction and thereby enables greater current carrying capacity through and greater sensitivity of the bulk area of the optically active medium. 10 figs.

  4. Pressure enhanced penetration with shaped charge perforators

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    Glenn, Lewis A. (Danville, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A downhole tool, adapted to retain a shaped charge surrounded by a superatmospherically pressurized light gas, is employed in a method for perforating a casing and penetrating reservoir rock around a wellbore. Penetration of a shaped charge jet can be enhanced by at least 40% by imploding a liner in the high pressure, light gas atmosphere. The gas pressure helps confine the jet on the axis of penetration in the latter stages of formation. The light gas, such as helium or hydrogen, is employed to keep the gas density low enough so as not to inhibit liner collapse.

  5. Shape memory and pseudoelasticity in metal nanowires.

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    Zimmerman, Jonathan A.; Park, Harold S.; Gall, Ken

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Structural reorientations in metallic fcc nanowires are controlled by a combination of size, thermal energy, and the type of defects formed during inelastic deformation. By utilizing atomistic simulations, we show that certain fcc nanowires can exhibit both shape memory and pseudoelastic behavior. We also show that the formation of defect-free twins, a process related to the material stacking fault energy, nanometer size scale, and surface stresses is the mechanism that controls the ability of fcc nanowires of different materials to show a reversible transition between two crystal orientations during loading and thus shape memory and pseudoelasticity.

  6. Anomalous Lattice Dynamics and Thermal Properties of Supported Size- and Shape-selected Pt Nanoparticles

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    B Roldan Cuenya; A Frenkel; S Mostafa; F Behafarid; J Croy; L Ono; Q Wang

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Anomalous lattice dynamics and thermal behavior have been observed for ligand-free, size-, and shape-selected Pt nanoparticles (NPs) supported on nanocrystalline {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} via extended x-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy. Several major differences were observed for the NPs with respect to bulk Pt: (i) a contraction in the interatomic distances, (ii) a reduction in the dynamic (temperature-dependent) bond-length disorder and associated increase in the Debye temperature ({Theta}{sub D}), and (iii) an overall decrease in the bond-length expansion coefficient coupled with NP stiffening. The increase in the Debye temperature is explained in terms of the NP size, shape, support interactions, and adsorbate effects. For a similar average size, we observe a striking correlation between the shapes of the NPs and their {Theta}{sub D} values.

  7. UTILIZING THE SHAPE MEMORY EFFECT TO ENABLE FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

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    Petta, Jason

    UTILIZING THE SHAPE MEMORY EFFECT TO ENABLE FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS Abhishek Raj The University under strain #12;The Shape Memory Effect Shape-memory polymer (SMP) orthopedic cast 4 #12;Polymer Glass Transition Temperature Yakacki CM, Willis S, Luders C, and Gall K. Deformation Limits in Shape-Memory

  8. A shape memory-based multifunctional structural actuator panel

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    Wadley, Haydn

    A shape memory-based multifunctional structural actuator panel Dana M. Elzey *, Aarash Y.N. Sofla significant load. The shape change is effected by shape memory alloy face sheet elements, which exploit a ``one-way'' shape memory effect only. Unlike other related designs, no external or bias forces

  9. Long-term testing

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    Ferber, M.; Graves, G.A. Jr.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Land-based gas turbines are significantly different from automotive gas turbines in that they are designed to operate for 50,000 h or greater (compared to 5,000--10,000 h). The primary goal of this research is to determine the long-term survivability of ceramic materials for industrial gas turbine applications. Research activities in this program focus on the evaluation of the static tensile creep and stress rupture (SR) behavior of three commercially available structural ceramics which have been identified by the gas turbine manufacturers as leading candidates for use in industrial gas turbines. For each material investigated, a minimum of three temperatures and four stresses will be used to establish the stress and temperature sensitivities of the creep and SR behavior. Because existing data for many candidate structural ceramics are limited to testing times less than 2,000 h, this program will focus on extending these data to times on the order of 10,000 h, which represents the lower limit of operating time anticipated for ceramic blades and vanes in gas turbine engines. A secondary goal of the program will be to investigate the possibility of enhancing life prediction estimates by combining interrupted tensile SR tests and tensile dynamic fatigue tests in which tensile strength is measured as a function of stressing rate. The third goal of this program will be to investigate the effects of water vapor upon the SR behavior of the three structural ceramics chosen for the static tensile studies by measuring the flexural strength as a function of stressing rate at three temperatures.

  10. Laser annealing of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films to locally induce shape memory properties

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    Laser annealing of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films to locally induce shape memory the results of a crystallization study on NiTi shape memory thin films in which amorphous films are annealed by a scanning laser. This technique has the advantage that shape memory properties can be spatially distributed

  11. Converting Level Set Gradients to Shape Gradients

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    Radke, Rich

    distance function (SDF) associated with a shape, and differentiate these energies with respect to the SDF to the SDF. We discuss some problematic gradients from the literature, show how they can easily be fixed function (SDF) of , i.e. the function that associates any point x with the signed distance (x) = ±d

  12. Damage from pulses with arbitrary temporal shapes

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    Trenholme, J.B.

    1994-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In fusion laser designs, the laser pulse has a complicated temporal shape which undergoes significant change as it passes through the laser. Our damage data, however, was taken with pulses whose temporal shapes were (more or less) Gaussian. We want to determine the damage propensity of a material exposed to a pulse of arbitrary temporal shape , given data taken with Gaussian pulses of different pulse widths. To do so, we must adopt a physical model of damage. This model will contain some number of parameters that depend on material properties, geometry, and so forth. We determine the parameters of the model appropriate to each material by fitting the model to the Gaussian data for that material. The resulting normalized model is then applied, using the appropriate pulse shape, to find the damage level for a specific material subjected to a specific pulse. The model we shall assume is related to diffusion, although (as we shall see) the experimental results do not fit any simple diffusion model. Initially, we will discuss simple diffusion models. We then examine some experimental data, and then develop a modified diffusive model from that data. That modified model is then used to predict damage levels in various portions of the NIF laser design.

  13. Shaping a Better Tomorrow Yale West Campus

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    , and the environment. Here, too, scholars from Yale's libraries and museums are employing the latest digital imaging West Campus, where today's discoveries are helping to shape a healthier and more sustainable tomorrow, to developing economically viable sources of sustainable energy, to harnessing the power of digital technology

  14. Shape the future Internship program / IT

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    Kasparian, Azniv

    Shape the future Internship program / IT (Support office) Ref No IP IT 01 The main goal of our Internship program is to put well prepared young specialists into real-life business environment where of a mentor. Now we are looking for a motivated person to join our internship program as part

  15. President's Message: Mid Term Report

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    Rodriguez, Robert

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NEWSLETTER President’s Message Mid-Term Report What have wegoals outlined in my first message was to bolster membership

  16. Biomedical Applications of Thermally Activated Shape Memory Polymers

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    Small IV, W; Singhal, P; Wilson, T S; Maitland, D J

    2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are smart materials that can remember a primary shape and can return to this primary shape from a deformed secondary shape when given an appropriate stimulus. This property allows them to be delivered in a compact form via minimally invasive surgeries in humans, and deployed to achieve complex final shapes. Here we review the various biomedical applications of SMPs and the challenges they face with respect to actuation and biocompatibility. While shape memory behavior has been demonstrated with heat, light and chemical environment, here we focus our discussion on thermally stimulated SMPs.

  17. Study of extreme nuclear shapes in extreme conditions

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    Banerjee, Sudhee Ranjan, E-mail: srb@vecc.gov.in [Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

    2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of extreme nuclear shapes have always fascinated scientists and are being pursued quite strongly over the years. Nuclei present themselves with interesting shapes and structures at different conditions of spin, excitation and also with the number of neutrons and/or protons in them. Gamma decays from the Giant dipole Resonances in nuclei can probe directly their shapes at different extreme conditions by looking at their resonant line-shapes, e.g., Jacobi shapes and shape-transitions, super/hyper-deformation etc. Similar such studies, done for the first time, using the LAMBDA high energy gamma spectrometer developed at VECC, is discussed here.

  18. Microgenetic optimization algorithm for optimal wavefront shaping

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    Anderson, Benjamin R; Gunawidjaja, Ray; Eilers, Hergen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the main limitations of utilizing optimal wavefront shaping in imaging and authentication applications is the slow speed of the optimization algorithms currently being used. To address this problem we develop a micro-genetic optimization algorithm ($\\mu$GA) for optimal wavefront shaping. We test the abilities of the $\\mu$GA and make comparisons to previous algorithms (iterative and simple-genetic) by using each algorithm to optimize transmission through an opaque medium. From our experiments we find that the $\\mu$GA is faster than both the iterative and simple-genetic algorithms and that both genetic algorithms are more resistant to noise and sample decoherence than the iterative algorithm.

  19. Inequality design limits in optimal aerodynamic shapes

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    Seaman, Charles Knight

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Mr. Stan Lowy for his assistance. ABSTRACT The investigation is concerned with ways of including design con- straints in the problem of optimum aerodynamic shapes. Inequality constraints are examined in the report as one... means of describing design limits in the optimization problem. The use of inequality con- straints to consider design limits in a variational solution is illustrated with an example problem. In the example problem, the admissable profiles for a...

  20. Rimmed and edge thickened Stodola shaped flywheel

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    Kulkarni, S.V.; Stone, R.G.

    1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A flywheel is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel has a body composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel body is enclosed by a rim of circumferentially wound fiber embedded in resin. The rim promotes flywheel safety and survivability. The flywheel has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability. 6 figs.

  1. Apparatus for loading shape memory gripper mechanisms

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    Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Fitch, Joseph P. (Livermore, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for loading deposit material, such as an embolic coil, into a shape memory polymer (SMP) gripping/release mechanism. The apparatus enables the application of uniform pressure to secure a grip by the SMP mechanism on the deposit material via differential pressure between, for example, vacuum within the SMP mechanism and hydrostatic water pressure on the exterior of the SMP mechanism. The SMP tubing material of the mechanism is heated to above the glass transformation temperature (Tg) while reshaping, and subsequently cooled to below Tg to freeze the shape. The heating and/or cooling may, for example, be provided by the same water applied for pressurization or the heating can be applied by optical fibers packaged to the SMP mechanism for directing a laser beam, for example, thereunto. At a point of use, the deposit material is released from the SMP mechanism by reheating the SMP material to above the temperature Tg whereby it returns to its initial shape. The reheating of the SM material may be carried out by injecting heated fluid (water) through an associated catheter or by optical fibers and an associated beam of laser light, for example.

  2. New organic crystals for pulse shape discrimination

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    Hull, G; Zaitseva, N; Cherepy, N; Newby, J; Stoeffl, W; Payne, S

    2008-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficient, readily-available, low-cost, high-energy neutron detectors can play a central role in detecting illicit nuclear weapons since neutrons are a strong indication for the presence of fissile material such as Plutonium and Highly-Enriched Uranium. The main challenge in detecting fast neutrons consists in the discrimination of the signal from the gamma radiation background. At present, the only well-investigated organic crystal scintillator for fast neutron detection, in a n/{gamma} mixed field, is stilbene, which while offering good pulse shape discrimination, is not widely used because of its limited availability and high cost. In this work we report the results of our studies made with a number of new organic crystals, which exhibit pulse shape discrimination for detection of fast neutrons. In particular 1,1,4,4-tetraphenyl-1,3-butadiene features a light yield higher than anthracene and a Figure of Merit (FOM) for the pulse shape discrimination better than stilbene. New crystals are good candidates for the low-cost solution growth method, thus representing promising organic scintillators for widespread deployment for high-energy neutron detection.

  3. Long-term environmental stewardship.

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    Nagy, Michael David

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Supplemental Information Source Document is to effectively describe Long-Term Environmental Stewardship (LTES) at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM). More specifically, this document describes the LTES and Long-Term Stewardship (LTS) Programs, distinguishes between the LTES and LTS Programs, and summarizes the current status of the Environmental Restoration (ER) Project.

  4. Exploring Shape Grammar Optimization as a Tool for Automated Design

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    Cazamias, Jordan A

    2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    requires tediously adjusting its many hard-coded parameters. This research serves to answer whether a sub-optimal shape grammar could instead be adjusted using grammar induction and optimization techniques. A general optimization framework for shape...

  5. Ultrafast optical pulse shaping: A tutorial review Andrew M. Weiner

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    Purdue University

    Ultrafast optical pulse shaping: A tutorial review Andrew M. Weiner Purdue University, School 2011 Keywords: Ultrafast optics Pulse shaping Femtosecond optics Coherent control Optical signal programmable reshapingof ultrafast pulses, or generation of arbitrary optical waveforms, according to user

  6. Structural Thermomechanical Models for Shape Memory Alloy Components

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    Rao, Ashwin

    2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermally responsive shape memory alloys (SMA) demonstrate interesting properties like shape memory effect (SME) and superelasticity (SE). SMA components in the form of wires, springs and beams typically exhibit complex, nonlinear hysteretic...

  7. The Role of Knowledge in Visual Shape Representation

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    Saund, Eric

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report shows how knowledge about the visual world can be built into a shape representation in the form of a descriptive vocabulary making explicit the important geometrical relationships comprising objects' shapes. ...

  8. The Intelligent Combination of Input Shaping and PID Feedback Control

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    Singhose, William

    The Intelligent Combination of Input Shaping and PID Feedback Control A Dissertation Presented Combination of Input Shaping and PID Feedback Control Approved by: Dr. William Singhose, Advisor School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.4 PID Feedback Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.5 Comparison

  9. Development of Superelastic Effects in Ferrous Shape Memory Alloy

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    Olson, Scott Michael

    SE: Superelastic effect SME: Shape memory effect Nitinol:shape memory effect, (SME), whereby the material returns toelastic strain. In SMAs, the SME and SE are based on the

  10. Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape...

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

    Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize...

  11. Partnering with Industry to Shape the Future (Presentation)

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    Pacheco, M. A.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Keynote presentation given at the 2013 NTEA Green Truck Summit titled Partnering with Industry to Shape the Future.

  12. Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Banker, J.G.

    1980-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Uranium-rich niobium and niobium-zirconium alloys possess a characteristic known as shape memory effect wherein shaped articles of these alloys recover their original shape when heated. The present invention circumvents this memory behavior by forming the alloys into the desired configuration at elevated temperatures with cold matched dies and maintaining the shaped articles between the dies until the articles cool to ambient temperature.

  13. Method for fabricating uranium alloy articles without shape memory effects

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Banker, John G. (Boulder, CO)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uranium-rich niobium and niobium-zirconium alloys possess a characteristic known as shape memory effect wherein shaped articles of these alloys recover their original shape when heated. The present invention circumvents this memory behavior by forming the alloys into the desired configuration at elevated temperatures with "cold" matched dies and maintaining the shaped articles between the dies until the articles cool to ambient temperature.

  14. Development of Superelastic Effects in Ferrous Shape Memory Alloy

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    Olson, Scott Michael

    titanium shape memory alloy SIM: Stress-induced martensite LOM: Light optical microscopy SEM: Scanning electron microscope EDS: Energy

  15. Industrial Load Shaping: A Utility Strategy to Deal with Competition

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    Bules, D.

    manufacturing facilities. Both the customer and the utility should realize benefits from these changes. There are five generic load shaping categories: rescheduling operations, capacity additions, product storage, automation and flexible manufacturing... Implementation * Program Monitoring LOAD SHAPE ALTERNATIVES General categories of load shape alternatives include process rescheduling, capacity additions, product storage, automation and flexible manufacturing and electrotechnologies. Process rescheduling...

  16. Fractal Representation of Planar Shapes Wladyslaw Skarbek3

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    Vialatte, François

    Fractal Representation of Planar Shapes Wladyslaw Skarbek3 Frontier Research Program RIKEN, ABS of planar shapes, (e.g. characters in the given font) a fractal operator is de#12;ned which when applied on the fractal representation. Signi#12;cant compression of data volume was obtained for shape representation

  17. A geometric approach to energy shaping1 Bahman Gharesifard2

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    Lewis, Andrew D.

    A geometric approach to energy shaping1 Bahman Gharesifard2 09/07/2009 1 PhD thesis, Department a more systematic geometric exploration of energy shaping. Most of the previous results have been dealt in late 1960's is utilized to analyze the partial differential equations in energy shaping. The energy

  18. Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloys

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    Valasek, John

    Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control of Shape Memory Alloys Kenton Kirkpatrick John Valasek Aerospace Engineering Department Texas A&M University AIAA GNC Conference 21 August 2008 Honolulu;Kirkpatrick & Valasek - 5 Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) Metallic Alloys used as actuators Shape Memory Effect

  19. Guide wire extension for shape memory polymer occlusion removal devices

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    Maitland, Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Small, IV, Ward (Livermore, CA); Hartman, Jonathan (Sacramento, CA)

    2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A flexible extension for a shape memory polymer occlusion removal device. A shape memory polymer instrument is transported through a vessel via a catheter. A flexible elongated unit is operatively connected to the distal end of the shape memory polymer instrument to enhance maneuverability through tortuous paths en route to the occlusion.

  20. Onboard Autonomous Rock Shape Analysis For Mars Rovers

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    in this process, we present an automated technique to allow a rover to classify the shape and other geologic were conducted by characterizing the two-dimensional rock shape while the three-dimensional shape developed and implemented. The per- formance of each measure was characterized by analyzing images from

  1. Design of Innovative Thermoset Shape Memory Polyurethanes (SMPUs)

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    Design of Innovative Thermoset Shape Memory Polyurethanes (SMPUs) Author: Yaobo Ding Supervisor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Email: yaobo.ding@epfl.ch Motivation Shape memory polymers-based shape memory polymers, and microfludic devices is one of them. Low cost SMPUs for microfluidics

  2. Shape Memory Polymer Patrick T. Mather,1,2

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Shape Memory Polymer Research Patrick T. Mather,1,2 Xiaofan Luo,1,2 and Ingrid A. Rousseau3 1-145419 Copyright c 2009 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved 1531-7331/09/0804-0445$20.00 Key Words shape memory witnessed significant advances in the field of shape memory polymers (SMPs) with the elucidation of new

  3. Introduction Nickel Titanium exhibits shape-memory or

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    Introduction Nickel Titanium exhibits shape-memory or superelastic effect coupled with good of the implant. Figure 1: (a) Shape-memory effect. (b) Superelastic effect Processing and Characterization of NiTi Shape-Memory Alloys with 3D Interconnected Porosity Antoine Emery Supervisors: Prof. A. Mortensen (EPFL

  4. Shape Memory Assisted Self-Healing Coating Xiaofan Luo

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Shape Memory Assisted Self-Healing Coating Xiaofan Luo and Patrick T. Mather* Department and characterization of new shape memory assisted self- healing (SMASH) coatings. The coatings feature a phase in a shape memory epoxy matrix. Mechanical damage to the coating can be self-healed via heating, which

  5. Toward Evaluation of Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Endosurgery

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    Toward Evaluation of Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Endosurgery Kaari Koehn and Shahram Payandeh the movements of MIS tools. One such altemative could be the e:lectromechanical shape memory alloy actuators as in teleoperation. Nickel-Titanium (NiTi)alloy is a commerciallyavailable member of the family of Shape Memory

  6. Dynamic Buckling and Recovery of Thin Cylindrical Shape Memory Shells

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    Dynamic Buckling and Recovery of Thin Cylindrical Shape Memory Shells Mahmoud Reza Amini and Sia@ucsd.edu Phone: (858) 534-6525 FAX: (858) 534-2727 Abstract Shape-memory alloys can sustain relatively large consisting of shape-memory alloys in order to understand the response when used as the core of the sandwich

  7. Shape memory and nanostructure in poly(norbornyl-POSS) copolymers

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Shape memory and nanostructure in poly(norbornyl-POSS) copolymers HG Jeon,1 * PT Mather2 and TS Blvd., Edwards AFB, CA 93524­7680, USA Abstract: The microstructure and shape-memory properties by rapid quenching in LN2. Shape-memory properties of such drawn samples were explored by measuring

  8. Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys Using Artificial Neural Networks

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    Valasek, John

    Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys Using Artificial Neural Networks James V. Henrickson , Kenton Kirkpatrick, and John Valasek Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3141 Shape memory of shape memory alloys, however, is often com- plicated by their hysteretic, non-linear, thermo

  9. Combining Pattern Instability and Shape-Memory Hysteresis for Phononic

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    Combining Pattern Instability and Shape-Memory Hysteresis for Phononic Switching Ji-Hyun Jang Received April 10, 2009 ABSTRACT We report a fully reversible and robust shape-memory effect in a two simulations correctly capture the three steps of the shape-memory cycle observed experimentally. Structures

  10. On the thermomechanical deformation of silver shape memory nanowires

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    Lin, Xi

    On the thermomechanical deformation of silver shape memory nanowires Harold S. Park *, Changjiang an analysis of the uniaxial thermomechanical deformation of single-crystal silver shape memory nanowires using atomistic simulations. We first demonstrate that silver nanowires can show both shape memory

  11. Model-Free Control of Shape Memory Alloys Antagonistic Actuators

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Model-Free Control of Shape Memory Alloys Antagonistic Actuators Pierre-Antoine G´edouin , C with a first application of the new framework of model-free control to the promising technology of shape memory alloys actuators. In particular antagonistic shape memory alloys actuator. These devices are known

  12. Integration of Local and Global Shape Analysis for Logo Classification

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    Samet, Hanan

    Integration of Local and Global Shape Analysis for Logo Classification Jan Neumann, Hanan Samet@il.ibm.com Abstract. A comparison is made of global and local methods for the shape analysis of logos in an image metric on the logos. As representatives for the two classes of methods, we use the negative shape method

  13. Blocking long term consolidation of extinction in rats with puromycin

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    Broussard, William Joseph

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIBNC August 1972 )major Subject: Psychology BLOCKING LONG TERM CONSOLIDATION OF EXTINCTION IN RATS WI ' H PUROMYCIN A Thesis WILLIAM JOSEPH BROUSSARD Approved as to style and content by~ c'F, ~ g, Chairman of Co j. ttee H o e ar men Mem er..., snd Joseph . "lagyvary, this manuscript would have been considerably longer in taking shape. The author e. ,pecially wishes to call attention to his wife. If tolerance, patience, and encourageme. , t can be considered part of a higher education...

  14. Shape memory behavior of ultrafine grained NiTi and TiNiPd shape memory alloys

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    Kockar, Benat

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The cyclic instability in shape memory characteristics of NiTi-based shape memory alloys (SMAs), such as transformation temperatures, transformation and irrecoverable strains and transformation hysteresis upon thermal and mechanical cycling limits...

  15. Loan Terms | Department of Energy

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

    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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetterEconomy andTerms Loan Terms The following terms are

  16. Size and Shape of Rhenium Nanoparticles

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    Yang, N. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Mickelson, G. E.; Greenlay, N.; Bare, Simon R. [UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL, 60016 (United States); Kelly, S. D. [EXAFS Analysis, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (United States); Vila, F. D.; Kas, J.; Rehr, J. J. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)

    2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper the results from a detailed XAFS characterization of supported rhenium nanoparticles are presented. The Re nanoparticles are formed by the reduction of dispersed supported rhenium oxide in the presence of moist hydrogen. The shape of the wet--reduced Re clusters is determined by comparing the EXAFS spectra of Re-metal to the Re-wet-reduced clusters to 6 A. A decrease in the signal from the 4th and 7th Re shells is an indication of sheet-like rather than spherical-like particles.

  17. Rimmed and edge thickened Stodola shaped flywheel

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kulkarni, Satish V. (San Ramon, CA); Stone, Richard G. (Oakland, CA)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A flywheel (10) is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel (10) has a body (15) composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel (10) body (15) is enclosed by a rim (50) of circumferentially wound fiber (2) embedded in resin (3). The rim (50) promotes flywheel (10) safety and survivability. The flywheel (10) has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability.

  18. Predicting shape and stability of airwater interface on superhydrophobic surfaces comprised of pores with arbitrary shapes and depths

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    Tafreshi, Hooman Vahedi

    Predicting shape and stability of air­water interface on superhydrophobic surfaces comprised-differential equation for the three dimensional shape of air­water interface on superhydrophobic surfaces comprised is drawn for designing pore shapes for superhydrophobic surfaces with maximum stability. VC 2012 American

  19. Short-Term Energy Outlook

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

    Chart Gallery for April 2015 Short-Term Energy Outlook U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 Jan 2014...

  20. Calendar Year study term 1

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    laboratory and research facilities Carleton's laboratory and computer facilities are unparalleled association with, government organizations such as the National Research Council Canada. Your co Study Term 5 Dynamics of Machinery Mechanics of Solids II Systems and Simulation Electrical

  1. Short-Term Energy Outlook

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    day Forecast -1.0 2012 2013 2014 OPEC countries North America Russia and Caspian Sea Latin America North Sea Other Non-OPEC Source: Short-Term Energy Outlook, November 2013 -1 0...

  2. On physical interpretation of two dimensional time-correlations regarding time delay velocities and eddy shaping

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    Fedorczak, N. [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance (France); Manz, P. [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); Max-Planck-Institut feur Plasmaphysik, Association Euratom-IPP, 85748Garching (Germany); Thakur, S. C.; Xu, M.; Tynan, G. R. [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 (United States); Xu, G. S.; Liu, S. C. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Time delay estimation (TDE) techniques are frequently used to estimate the flow velocity from fluctuating measurements. Tilted structures carried by the flow lead to misinterpretation of the time delays in terms of velocity direction and amplitude. It affects TDE measurements from probes, and is also intrinsically important for beam emission spectroscopy and gas puff imaging measurements. Local eddy shapes estimated from 2D fluctuating field are necessary to gain a more accurate flow estimate from TDE, as illustrated by Langmuir probe array measurements. A least square regression approach is proposed to estimate both flow field and shaping parameters. The technique is applied to a test case built from numerical simulation of interchange fluctuations. The local eddy shape does not only provide corrections for the velocity field but also quantitative information about the statistical interaction mechanisms between local eddies and E Multiplication-Sign B flow shear. The technique is then tested on gaz puff imaging data collected at the edge of EAST tokamak plasmas. It is shown that poloidal asymmetries of the fluctuation fields-velocity and eddy shape-are consistent at least qualitatively with a ballooning type of turbulence immersed in a radially sheared equilibrium flow.

  3. LARGE FORCE SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY LINEAR ACTUATOR JOS R. SANTIAGO ANADN

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    Florida, University of

    LARGE FORCE SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY LINEAR ACTUATOR By JOSÉ R. SANTIAGO ANADÓN A THESIS PRESENTED ............................................................................................................1 Shape Memory Basics........................................................................................... 5 The Shape Memory Effect

  4. Term statistics Zipf's law text statistics

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    Lu, Jianguo

    Term statistics Zipf's law text statistics October 20, 2014 text statistics 1 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Overview 1 Term statistics 2 Zipf's law text statistics 2 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Outline 1 Term statistics 2 Zipf's law text statistics 3 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Model

  5. Effects of Constrained Aging on the Shape Memory Response of Nickel Rich Niti Shape Memory Alloys

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    Barrie, Fatmata Haja

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Ni50.6Ti49.4 single and Ni52Ti48 polycrystalline shape memory alloy samples were subjected to aging under a uniaxial stress, to form a single Ni4Ti3 precipitate variant and to investigate the effects of single versus multi-variant coherent...

  6. Observation of the long term stability of water stations in the Pierre Auger surface detector

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    Allekotte, I.; Arisaka, K.; Barnhill, D.; Bertou, Xavier; Bonifazi, C.; Healy, M.D.; Lee, J.; Medina, C.; Ohnuki, T.; Tripathi, A.

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of a study examining the long-term behavior of Pierre Auger surface detectors is presented. The station properties, such as water quality, liner reflectivity and the water level must be continuously monitored. Such monitoring provides information on the long-term stability of the detectors, which have been designed to operate for twenty years. Using pulse height and shapes of cosmic ray muons, water quality changes are monitored and a technique developed to identify and monitor long-term trends in the array.

  7. Thermodynamics of the six-vertex model in an L-shaped domain

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    Filippo Colomo; Andrei G. Pronko

    2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the six-vertex model in an L-shaped domain of the square lattice, with domain wall boundary conditions. For free-fermion vertex weights the partition function can be expressed in terms of some Hankel determinant, or equivalently as a Coulomb gas with discrete measure and a non-polynomial potential with two hard walls. We use Coulomb gas methods to study the partition function in the thermodynamic limit. We obtain the free energy of the six-vertex model as a function of the parameters describing the geometry of the scaled L-shaped domain. Under variations of these parameters the system undergoes a third-order phase transition. The result can also be considered in the context of dimer models, for the perfect matchings of the Aztec diamond graph with a cut-off corner.

  8. Evolution of smooth shapes and integrable systems

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    Irina Markina; Alexander Vasil'ev

    2011-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a homotopic evolution in the space of smooth shapes starting from the unit circle. Based on the Loewner-Kufarev equation we give a Hamiltonian formulation of this evolution and provide conservation laws. The symmetries of the evolution are given by the Virasoro algebra. The `positive' Virasoro generators span the holomorphic part of the complexified vector bundle over the space of conformal embeddings of the unit disk into the complex plane and smooth on the boundary. In the covariant formulation they are conserved along the Hamiltonian flow. The `negative' Virasoro generators can be recovered by an iterative method making use of the canonical Poisson structure. We study an embedding of the Loewner-Kufarev trajectories into the Segal-Wilson Grassmannian, construct the tau-function, the Baker-Akhiezer function, and finally, give a class of solutions to the KP equation.

  9. Design of an Ogive-Shaped Beamstop

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    Van Hagan, T.H.; Doll, D.W.; Schneider, J.D.; Spinos, F.R.

    1998-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the evolution, design, and development of a novel approach for stopping cw (continuous-wave), non-rastered proton beams. Capturing the beam in vacuo within a long, axisymmetric surface of revolution has the advantages of spreading the deposited energy over a large area while minimizing prompt neutron backstreaming and reducing shield size and mass. Evolving from a cylinder/cone concept, the ogive shape avoids abrupt changes in geometry that produce sharp thermal transitions, allowing the beam energy to be deposited gracefully along its surface. Thermal management at modest temperature levels is provided with a simple, one-pass countercurrent forced-convection water passage outside the ogive. Hydrophone boiling sensors provide overtemperature protection. The concept has been demonstrated under beam conditions in the CRITS (Chalk River Injector Test Stand) facility.

  10. Long-Term Stewardship Study

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

    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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetterEconomy andTerms Loan TermsLong Island HTSand

  11. Method for preparing corrosion-resistant ceramic shapes

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    Arons, Richard M. (Wheaton, IL); Dusek, Joseph T. (Downers Grove, IL)

    1983-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Ceramic shapes having impermeable tungsten coatings can be used for containing highly corrosive molten alloys and salts. The shapes are prepared by coating damp green ceramic shapes containing a small amount of yttria with a tungsten coating slip which has been adjusted to match the shrinkage rate of the green ceramic and which will fire to a theoretical density of at least 80% to provide a impermeable coating.

  12. Directional emission of stadium-shaped micro-lasers

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    M. Lebental; J. -S. Lauret; J. Zyss; C. Schmit; E. Bogomolny

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The far-field emission of two dimensional (2D) stadium-shaped dielectric cavities is investigated. Micro-lasers with such shape present a highly directional emission. We provide experimental evidence of the dependance of the emission directionality on the shape of the stadium, in good agreement with ray numerical simulations. We develop a simple geometrical optics model which permits to explain analytically main observed features. Wave numerical calculations confirm the results.

  13. Observable Equivalence between General Relativity and Shape Dynamics

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    Tim Koslowski

    2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In this conceptual paper we construct a local version of Shape Dynamics that is equivalent to General Relativity in the sense that the algebras of Dirac observables weakly coincide. This allows us to identify Shape Dynamics observables with General Relativity observables, whose observables can now be interpreted as particular representative functions of observables of a conformal theory at fixed York time. An application of the observable equivalence of General Relativity and Shape Dynamics is to define the quantization of General Relativity through quantizing Shape Dynamics and using observable equivalence. We investigate this proposal explicitly for gravity in 2+1 dimensions.

  14. active shape modelling: Topics by E-print Network

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    including ecology, palaeoecology and forensic science. The model we build represents life cycle and natural variation of both shape and texture over multiple diatom species,...

  15. active shape models: Topics by E-print Network

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    including ecology, palaeoecology and forensic science. The model we build represents life cycle and natural variation of both shape and texture over multiple diatom species,...

  16. active shape model: Topics by E-print Network

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

    including ecology, palaeoecology and forensic science. The model we build represents life cycle and natural variation of both shape and texture over multiple diatom species,...

  17. Methods for Analyzing Electric Load Shape and its Variability

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    Price, Philip

    2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Current methods of summarizing and analyzing electric load shape are discussed briefly and compared. Simple rules of thumb for graphical display of load shapes are suggested. We propose a set of parameters that quantitatively describe the load shape in many buildings. Using the example of a linear regression model to predict load shape from time and temperature, we show how quantities such as the load?s sensitivity to outdoor temperature, and the effectiveness of demand response (DR), can be quantified. Examples are presented using real building data.

  18. Scientists use plasma shaping to control turbulence in stellarators...

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    Scientists use plasma shaping to control turbulence in stellarators By John Greenwald By John Greenwald October 21, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Magnetic...

  19. Lunar geophysics: The Moon's fundamental shape and paleomagnetism studies

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    Perera, Viranga

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tectonics.   Reviews  of  Geophysics  and  Space   Physics  SANTA CRUZ Lunar geophysics: The Moon’s fundamental shapeViranga Perera Lunar geophysics: The Moon’s fundamental

  20. Original article The environmental effect on crown shape of common

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Original article The environmental effect on crown shape of common cypress clones Alberi Forestali, C.N.R., Firenze, Italy b Genetics unit, Dept. of Agricultural Biotechnology, University

  1. Total Recall: Detailing Nitinol's Shape-Memory Behavior | The...

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    of the shape change, structures, and transition states, the team constructed a unique computer code and discovered the transformations include a previously-unidentified stable...

  2. aerodynamic shape design: Topics by E-print Network

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    MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1968... Seaman, Charles Knight 2012-06-07 2 Numerical Shape Optimization of Airfoils With Practical Aerodynamic Design Requirements. Open Access Theses and...

  3. Shape Invariant Recognition of Segmented Human Faces using Eigenfaces

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    Cremers, Daniel

    Shape Invariant Recognition of Segmented Human Faces using Eigenfaces Zahid Riaz, Michael Beetz, Bernd Radig Department of Informatics Technical University of Munich, Germany {riaz,beetz

  4. arbitrarily shaped dielectric: Topics by E-print Network

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    dynamic (more) Jung, Jaedal 2014-01-01 9 Numerical solutions to the Poisson equation in media surrounding multiple arbitrarily shaped bodies . Open Access Theses and...

  5. arbitrarily shaped particles: Topics by E-print Network

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    Parthapratim Pradhan 2014-03-25 11 Numerical solutions to the Poisson equation in media surrounding multiple arbitrarily shaped bodies . Open Access Theses and...

  6. arbitrarily shaped nano: Topics by E-print Network

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    dynamic (more) Jung, Jaedal 2014-01-01 6 Numerical solutions to the Poisson equation in media surrounding multiple arbitrarily shaped bodies . Open Access Theses and...

  7. Outstanding Long-Term Liabilities

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for RenewableSpeedingBiomass and Biofuels BiomassOutstanding-Long-Term-Liabilities Sign

  8. Electrostatic shape-shifting ion optics

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    Dahl, David A.; Scott, Jill R.; Appelhans, Anthony D.

    2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrostatic shape-shifting ion optics includes an outer electrode that defines an interior region between first and second opposed open ends. A first inner electrode is positioned within the interior region of the outer electrode at about the first open end. A second inner electrode is positioned within the interior region of the outer electrode at about the second open end. A first end cap electrode is positioned at about a first open end of the first inner electrode so that the first end cap electrode substantially encloses the first open end of the first inner electrode. A second end cap electrode is positioned at about a second open end of the second inner electrode so that the second end cap electrode substantially encloses the second open end of the second inner electrode. A voltage source operatively connected to each of the electrodes applies voltage functions to each of the electrodes to produce an electric field within an interior space enclosed by the electrodes.

  9. Airfoil shape for a turbine bucket

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    Hyde, Susan Marie; By, Robert Romany; Tressler, Judd Dodge; Schaeffer, Jon Conrad; Sims, Calvin Levy

    2005-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Third stage turbine buckets have airfoil profiles substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth Table I wherein X and Y values are in inches and the Z values are non-dimensional values from 0 to 0.938 convertible to Z distances in inches by multiplying the Z values by the height of the airfoil in inches. The X and Y values are distances which, when connected by smooth continuing arcs, define airfoil profile sections at each distance Z. The profile sections at each distance Z are joined smoothly to one another to form a complete airfoil shape. The X and Y distances may be scalable as a function of the same constant or number to provide a scaled up or scaled down airfoil section for the bucket. The nominal airfoil given by the X, Y and Z distances lies within an envelop of .+-.0.150 inches in directions normal to the surface of the airfoil.

  10. Industrial-Load-Shaping: The Practice of and Prospects for Utility/Industry Cooperation to Manage Peak Electricity Demand

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    Bules, D. J.; Rubin, D. E.; Maniates, M. F.

    in programs that influence electric demand in ways that produce desired changes in the pattern and magnitude of a utility's electric load profile. These programs, commonly termed "de mand side management" (DSH) , have a customer orien tation... such a rescheduling. The residential customer class appears least suited to load-shaping efforts. Al though characterized by a relatively low load-profile (high peak-to-average ratio) and consistent electricity consumption pat terns, the timing...

  11. Renewable Energy Specifications, Testing and Certification Terms...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Terms of Reference Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy Specifications, Testing and Certification Terms of Reference Agency...

  12. Deep Learning Representation using Autoencoder for 3D Shape Retrieval

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    benchmarks. I. INTRODUCTION With the fast development of 3D printer, Microsoft Kinect sensor and laserDeep Learning Representation using Autoencoder for 3D Shape Retrieval Zhuotun Zhu, Xinggang Wang@hust.edu.cn Abstract--We study the problem of how to build a deep learning representation for 3D shape. Deep learning

  13. The U-Shaped Productivity Dynamics of French Exporters

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The U-Shaped Productivity Dynamics of French Exporters N° 2007-01 Janvier 2007 Flora Bellone-shaped Productivity Dynamics of French Exporters Flora Bellone Patrick Musso Lionel Nesta Michel Qu´er´e § January of the relationship between firm productivity and exports. We use a large-scale dataset on French manufacturing firms

  14. Within architectural design a large variety of complex shaped

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    Langendoen, Koen

    architecture with complex geometry brings along new challenges for manufacturers of building componentsWithin architectural design a large variety of complex shaped buildings can be found. Free form nowadays allows for modelling of almost any possible shape. With these tools designers can structures

  15. Characterization of aggregate shape properties using a computer automated system

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    Al Rousan, Taleb Mustafa

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Development Methodology?????.. 176 Statistical-Based Aggregate Shape Classification??............... 177 Analysis and Results???????...?????????. 181 Aggregate Texture versus Angularity????????? 181 Effect of Crushing and Size on Shape Properties...)?????????????.. 40 2.24 Laser-based Aggregate Scanning System (LASS) Hardware Architecture??????????????????????? 41 2.25 Illustration of the Erosion-Dilation and Fractal Behavior Method???????????????...????????? 48 2.26 Illustration of the Difference...

  16. Morphing Unmanned Air Vehicle Intelligent Shape and Flight Control

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    Valasek, John

    to improve the search performance and accuracy of learning the optimal shape change policy. The shape control the requirements of a low-speed, high-altitude loiter and a supersonic strike capable aircraft.2 The designed of variable wing dihedral in which a vortex lattice method is used to calculate the aerodynamics. Desired

  17. CoNiGa High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys

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    Dogan, Ebubekir

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are an important class of smart materials that have the ability to remember a shape. Current practical uses of SMAs are limited to below 100 degrees C which is the limit for the transformation temperatures of most...

  18. AMPHORM : form giving through gestural interaction to shape changing objects

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    Lakatos, Dávid

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape-shifting materials have been part of sci-fi literature for decades. But if tomorrow we invent them, how are we going to communicate to them what shape we want them to morph into? If we look at our history, for thousands ...

  19. SPARCL: Efficient and Effective Shape-based Clustering Vineet Chaoji

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    Zaki, Mohammed Javeed

    of the Kmeans algorithm to generate many small seed clusters. The second stage iteratively merges the gen) shape and are of comparable size, typical distortion minimization cri- teria of Kmeans works well (physical) objects of arbitrary shapes. The Kmeans distortion mini- mization criteria fails to isolate those

  20. Universal features of polymer shapes in crowded environment

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    Viktoria Blavatska; Christian von Ferber; Yurij Holovatch

    2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the universal characteristics of the shape of a polymer chain in an environment with correlated structural obstacles, applying the field-theoretical renormalization group approach. Our results qualitatively indicate an increase of the asymmetry of the polymer shape in crowded environment comparing with the pure solution case.

  1. Hybrid method for aerodynamic shape optimization in automotive industry

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    Dumas, Laurent

    Hybrid method for aerodynamic shape optimization in automotive industry Freedeerique Muyl April 2003; accepted 4 June 2003 Abstract An aerodynamic shape optimization tool for complex industrial precisely the reduction of their drag coefficient, becomes one of the main topics of the automotive research

  2. SHAPE MATCHING USING FUZZY DISCRETE PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION*

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    Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machines

    importantly, the recognition based on shape feature is also a central problem in those fields such as patternSHAPE MATCHING USING FUZZY DISCRETE PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION* Ji-Xiang Du1, 2 De-Shuang Huang1 based on fuzzy discrete particle swarm optimization (FDPSO) is proposed. Based on fuzzy theory and PSO

  3. Mnemonic SOMs: Recognizable Shapes for Self-Organizing Maps

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    Rauber,Andreas

    and having a regular grid structure, but in non-rectangular map shapes, is introduced. Utilizing different the specific area on the map reverting to the technical notation of nodes and grid #12;WSOM 2005, Paris or hexagonal grid locations; not covering a complete rectangular grid, they would have map shapes following

  4. Seismic shape parameters estimation and ground-roll suppression using

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    Spagnolini, Umberto

    Seismic shape parameters estimation and ground-roll suppression using vector-sensor beamforming the problem of estimating the shape parameters of seismic wavefields in linear arrays. The purpose of the subsurface layers from the seismic wavefields registered by surface sensors. However, only the waves

  5. Genome Organization and Gene Expression Shape the Transposable Element Distribution

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    Genome Organization and Gene Expression Shape the Transposable Element Distribution The distribution of transposable elements (TEs) in a genome reflects a balance between insertion rate and selection shaping the organization of genomes. Past research has shown that TEs tend to accumulate in genomic

  6. Using Negative Shape Features for Logo Similarity Matching Aya Soffer

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    Samet, Hanan

    Using Negative Shape Features for Logo Similarity Matching Aya Soffer , Hanan Samet y Computer A method for representing and matching logos based on positiveandnegative shape features ispresented. Neg. The goal is to find logos in a database that are most similar to a given sample logo. A border is added

  7. Impact of Biodiesel on the Near-term Performance and Long-term...

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    Impact of Biodiesel on the Near-term Performance and Long-term Durability of Advanced Aftertreatment Systems Impact of Biodiesel on the Near-term Performance and Long-term...

  8. Long-Term Materials Test Program: materials exposure test plan

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    None

    1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Long Term Materials Test Program is designed to identify promising corrosion resistant materials for coal-fired gas turbine applications. Resistance of materials to long term accelerated corrosion will be determined through realistic PFB environmental exposure of candidate turbine materials for up to 14,000 hours. Selected materials also will be evaluated for their ability to withstand the combined erosive and corrosive aspects of the PFB effluent. A pressurized fluidized bed combustor facility has been constructed at the General Electric Coal Utilization Research Laboratory at Malta, New York. The 12-inch diameter combustor will burn high sulfur coal with moderate-to-high chlorine and alkali levels and utilize dolomite as the sulfur sorbent. Hot gas cleanup is achieved using three stages of cyclone separators. Downstream of the cylone separators, a low velocity test section (approx. 30 ft/s) capable of housing 180 pin specimens 1/4'' diameter has been installed to assess the corrosion resistance of the various materials at three different temperatures ranging from 1300 to 1600/sup 0/F. Following the low velocity test section is a high velocity test section consisting of four cascades of airfoil shaped specimens, six specimens per cascade. This high velocity test section is being used to evaluate the combined effects of erosion and corrosion on the degradation of gas turbine materials at gas velocities of 800 to 1400 ft/s. This report summarizes the materials selection and materials exposure test plan for the Long Term Materials Test.

  9. Long-Term Environmental Stewardship

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |Is Your HomeLatestCenterLogging in Logging inLogisticsLongLong-Term

  10. Standard Terms and Conditions | NREL

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del Sol HomeFacebookScholarshipSpiraling Laser Pulses Could VideoAboutStandard Terms

  11. Variational and Shape Prior-based Level Set Model for Image Segmentation

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    Diop, El Hadji S.; Jerbi, Taha; Burdin, Valerie [Image and Information Department, Telecom Bretagne / INSERM U650, Brest (France); Ba, Sileye O. [Signal and Communications Department, Telecom Bretagne / Lab-STICC, Brest (France)

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A new image segmentation model based on level sets approach is presented herein. We deal with radiographic medical images where boundaries are not salient, and objects of interest have the same gray level as other structures in the image. Thus, an a priori information about the shape we look for is integrated in the level set evolution for good segmentation results. The proposed model also accounts a penalization term that forces the level set to be close to a signed distance function (SDF), which then avoids the re-initialization procedure. In addition, a variant and complete Mumford-Shah model is used in our functional; the added Hausdorff measure helps to better handle zones where boundaries are occluded or not salient. Finally, a weighted area term is added to the functional to make the level set drive rapidly to object's boundaries. The segmentation model is formulated in a variational framework, which, thanks to calculus of variations, yields to partial differential equations (PDEs) to guide the level set evolution. Results obtained on both synthetic and digital radiographs reconstruction (DRR) show that the proposed model improves on existing prior and non-prior shape based image segmentation.

  12. Counterintuitive temporal shape of single photons

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    Gurpreet Kaur Gulati; Bharath Srivathsan; Brenda Chng; Alessandro Cerè; Dzmitry Matsukevich; Christian Kurtsiefer

    2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We prepare heralded single photons from a photon pair source based on non-degenerate four-wave mixing in a cold atomic ensemble via a cascade decay scheme. Their statistics shows strong antibunching with g(2)(0) < 0.03, indicating a near single photon character. In an optical homodyne experiment, we directly measure the temporal envelope of these photons and find, depending on the heralding scheme, an exponentially decaying or rising profile. The rising envelope will be useful for efficient interaction between single photons and microscopic systems like single atoms and molecules. At the same time, their observation illustrates the breakdown of a realistic interpretation of the heralding process in terms of defining an initial condition of a physical system.

  13. LONG-TERM STABLE EQUILIBRIA FOR SYNCHRONOUS BINARY ASTEROIDS

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    Jacobson, Seth A. [Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Scheeres, Daniel J. [Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)

    2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Synchronous binary asteroids may exist in a long-term stable equilibrium, where the opposing torques from mutual body tides and the binary YORP (BYORP) effect cancel. Interior of this equilibrium, mutual body tides are stronger than the BYORP effect and the mutual orbit semimajor axis expands to the equilibrium; outside of the equilibrium, the BYORP effect dominates the evolution and the system semimajor axis will contract to the equilibrium. If the observed population of small (0.1-10 km diameter) synchronous binaries are in static configurations that are no longer evolving, then this would be confirmed by a null result in the observational tests for the BYORP effect. The confirmed existence of this equilibrium combined with a shape model of the secondary of the system enables the direct study of asteroid geophysics through the tidal theory. The observed synchronous asteroid population cannot exist in this equilibrium if described by the canonical 'monolithic' geophysical model. The 'rubble pile' geophysical model proposed by Goldreich and Sari is sufficient, however it predicts a tidal Love number directly proportional to the radius of the asteroid, while the best fit to the data predicts a tidal Love number inversely proportional to the radius. This deviation from the canonical and Goldreich and Sari models motivates future study of asteroid geophysics. Ongoing BYORP detection campaigns will determine whether these systems are in an equilibrium, and future determination of secondary shapes will allow direct determination of asteroid geophysical parameters.

  14. On the approximation of crack shapes found during inservice inspection

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    Bhate, S.R.; Chawla, D.S.; Kushwaha, H.S. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India)] [and others

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the characterization of axial internal flaw found during inservice inspection of a pipe. J-integral distribution for various flaw shapes is obtained using line spring finite, element method. The peak J-value and its distribution across the crack is found to be characteristic feature of each shape. The triangular shape yields peak J-value away from the center, the point of depth. The elliptic approximation results in large overestimate of J-value for unsymmetric flaws. Triangular approximation is recommended for such flaws so that further service can be obtained from the component.

  15. A torsion test for the study of the large deformation recovery of shape memory polymers

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 A torsion test for the study of the large deformation recovery of shape memory polymers Julie & Development Center, 30500 Mound Rd, Warren, MI 48090-9055, USA. Keywords: Shape memory polymer, Strain was designed and built for testing the shape fixity and shape recovery of shape memory polymers at large

  16. DESIGN OF A VARIABLE STIFFNESS LEG USING SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER COMPOSITES

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    Collins, Emmanuel

    571 DESIGN OF A VARIABLE STIFFNESS LEG USING SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER COMPOSITES DUNCAN W. HALDANE materials called shape memory polymers. Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs) experience a several order of magnitude a SMP as the resin matrix, a shape memory polymer composite is formed. A shape memory polymer composite

  17. 1999 International Symposium on Robotics Research, Snowbird. Shape and Enlightenment

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    Jaffe, Jules

    that they have much broader applicability. For example, within industrial and ser- vice robotics1999 International Symposium on Robotics Research, Snowbird. Shape and Enlightenment hand, vision-based robot systems can ex- ploit this naturally occurring variability to better un

  18. Multidimensional Characterization of Thermally Actuated Shape Memory Polymer Stents 

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    Nash, Landon 1990-

    2012-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, shape memory polymer neurovascular stent prototypes based on a previously proposed design were thermo-mechanically characterized to expand on the clinical efficacy of the device. The stents were made by dip-coating pins in a...

  19. Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress

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    Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Movement is fundamental to life. It takes place even at the cellular level where cargo is continually being transported...

  20. Analysis of natural frequencies of concert harp soundboard shapes

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    Rorschach, Katherine L

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two possible soundboard shapes for a concert harp were modeled and their lowest natural frequencies compared in order to evaluate the claim that a harp with a bulbous extension has richer sound in the lower notes than one ...

  1. Oversampled pipline A/D converters with mismatch shaping

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    Shabra, Ayman U. (Ayman Umar)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis introduces a technique to improve the linearity of pipeline analog to digital converters (ADC). Through a combination of oversampling and mismatch shaping, the distortion introduced by component mismatch is ...

  2. Magnetic actuation and transition shapes of a bistable spherical cap

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    Loukaides, E. G.; Smoukov, S. K.; Seffen, K. A.

    2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    shape has a lower stain energy content to overcome. 4. Concluding remarks PDMS, a material, common in fields such as microfluidics, flexible optics, soft lithography, and soft robotics, is suggested for multistable shells, such that remote actuation...

  3. Calibration of Distance and Size Does Not Calibrate Shape

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    Bingham, Geoffrey P.

    Calibration of Distance and Size Does Not Calibrate Shape Information: Comparison of Dynamic to monocular vision. That is, when participants were not allowed to calibrate their reaches, performance using

  4. Particle shape effects on the stress response of granular packings

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    Haller, Gary L.

    -convex geometries such as hexapods with various arm lengths, dolos, and tetrahedral frames. All particles were 3D-printed stress and energy loss during cyclic loading, we identify trends among the various shapes that allow

  5. Optimal control of plate shape with incompatible strain fields

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    Gareth Wyn Jones; L. Mahadevan

    2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A flat plate can bend into a curved surface if it experiences an inhomogeneous growth field. In this article a method is described that numerically determines the optimal growth field giving rise to an arbitrary target shape, optimizing for closeness to the target shape and for growth field smoothness. Numerical solutions are presented, for the full non-symmetric case as well as for simplified one-dimensional and axisymmetric geometries. This system can also be solved semi-analytically by positing an ansatz for the deformation and growth fields in a circular disk with given thickness profile. Paraboloidal, cylindrical and saddle-shaped target shapes are presented as examples, of which the last two exemplify a soft mode arising from a non-axisymmetric deformation of a structure with axisymmetric material properties.

  6. Taxonomy of rigid rod-shaped viruses transmitted by fungi

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Taxonomy of rigid rod-shaped viruses transmitted by fungi Jianping Chen TMA Wilson Scottish Crop genus. taxonomy / transmission / fungi / epidemiology / genome organization Résumé — Taxonomie des représentant 3 sous-genres distincts du genre furovirus. taxonomie / transmission / champignon / épidémiologie

  7. Using shape memory alloy as dampers : design methodology

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    Leong, Siu Loong

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many shape memory alloy (SMA) material models have been proposed in the literature, but most are suited only to forward analysis and not to design. This project proposes a generalized friction element, the lambda box, to ...

  8. Power corrections to event shapes with mass-dependent operators

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    Mateu Barreda, Vicent

    We introduce an operator depending on the “transverse velocity” r that describes the effect of hadron masses on the leading 1/Q power correction to event-shape observables. Here, Q is the scale of the hard collision. This ...

  9. Constitutive equations for superelasticity in crystalline shape-memory materials

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    Thamburaja, Prakash, 1974-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A crystal-mechanics-based constitutive model for polycrystalline shape-memory materials has been developed. The model has been implemented in a finite-element program. Finite-element calculations of polycrystal response ...

  10. Multi-range force sensors utilizing shape memory alloys

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    Varma, Venugopal K. (Knoxville, TN)

    2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a multi-range force sensor comprising a load cell made of a shape memory alloy, a strain sensing system, a temperature modulating system, and a temperature monitoring system. The ability of the force sensor to measure contact forces in multiple ranges is effected by the change in temperature of the shape memory alloy. The heating and cooling system functions to place the shape memory alloy of the load cell in either a low temperature, low strength phase for measuring small contact forces, or a high temperature, high strength phase for measuring large contact forces. Once the load cell is in the desired phase, the strain sensing system is utilized to obtain the applied contact force. The temperature monitoring system is utilized to ensure that the shape memory alloy is in one phase or the other.

  11. Thermomechanical Characterization and Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers

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    Volk, Brent L.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This work focuses on the thermomechanical characterization and constitutive model calibration of shape memory polymers (SMPs). These polymers have the ability to recover seemingly permanent large deformations under the appropriate thermomechanical...

  12. Shape Memory and Superelastic Ceramics at Small Scales

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    Lai, Alan

    Shape memory materials are a class of smart materials able to convert heat into mechanical strain (or strain into heat) by virtue of a martensitic phase transformation. Some brittle materials such as intermetallics and ...

  13. A phenomenological constitutive model for magnetic shape memory alloys

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    Kiefer, Bjoern

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A thermodynamics-based constitutive model is derived which predicts the nonlinear strain and magnetization response that magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs) exhibit when subjected to mechanical and magnetic loads. The model development is conducted...

  14. Development of a shape memory alloy actuated biomimetic hydrofoil

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    Wilson, Larry Nixon

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of an active biomimetic hydrofoil that utilizes Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator technology is presented herein. This work describes the design and testing of two experimental hydrofoils. The first model had a trailing edge flap...

  15. Shape coexistence and evolution in neutron-deficient krypton isotopes

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    Z. J. Bai; X. M. Fu; C. F. Jiao; F. R. Xu

    2015-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Total Routhian Surface (TRS) calculations have been performed to investigate shape coexistence and evolution in neutron-deficient krypton isotopes ${}^{72,74,76}$Kr. The ground-state shape is found to change from oblate in ${}^{72}$Kr to prolate in ${}^{74,76}$Kr, in agreement with experimental data. Quadrupole deformations of the ground states and coexisting $0^{+}_{2}$ states as well as excitation energies of the latter are also well reproduced. While the general agreement between calculated moments of inertia and those deduced from observed spectra confirms the prolate nature of the low-lying yrast states of all three isotopes (except the ground state of ${}^{72}$Kr), the deviation at low spins suggests significant shape mixing. The role of triaxiality in describing shape coexistence and evolution in these nuclei is finally discussed.

  16. Thermomechanical Characterization and Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers 

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    Volk, Brent L.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This work focuses on the thermomechanical characterization and constitutive model calibration of shape memory polymers (SMPs). These polymers have the ability to recover seemingly permanent large deformations under the ...

  17. Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality

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    The Rho factor is a ring-shaped motor protein made up of six subunits (or, in analogy to combustion engines, six "cylinders"). Such motor proteins (also known as hexameric...

  18. Impact perforation of monolithic polyethylene plates: projectile nose shape dependence

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    Mohagheghian, I.; McShane, G. J.; Stronge, W. J.

    2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    . The perforation mechanisms and energy absorption of these PE plates are contrasted with those of thin aluminium alloy targets that have the same total mass. UHMWPE outperforms these metallic targets for all three projectile nose shapes. Finally, the influence...

  19. Optimization of the axial power shape in pressurized water reactors

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    Melik, M. A.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Analytical and numerical methods have been applied to find the optimum axial power profile in a PWR with respect to uranium utilization. The preferred shape was found to have a large central region of uniform power density, ...

  20. Heart - Shaped Nuclei: Condensation of Rotational Aligned Octupole Phonons

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    S. Frauendorf

    2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The strong octupole correlations in the mass region $A\\approx 226$ are interpreted as rotation-induced condensation of octupole phonons having their angular momentum aligned with the rotational axis. Discrete phonon energy and parity conservation generate oscillations of the energy difference between the lowest rotational bands with positive and negative parity. Anharmonicities tend to synchronize the the rotation of the condensate and the quadrupole shape of the nucleus forming a rotating heart shape.

  1. Euclidean Dynamical Symmetry in Nuclear Shape Phase Transitions

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    Yu Zhang; Yu-Xin Liu; Feng Pan; Yang Sun; J. P. Draayer

    2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Euclidean dynamical symmetry hidden in the critical region of nuclear shape phase transitions is revealed by a novel algebraic F(5) description. With a nonlinear projection, it is shown that the dynamics in the critical region of the spherical--axial deformed and the spherical--$\\gamma$ soft shape phase transitions can indeed be manifested by this description, which thus provides a unified symmetry--based interpretation of the critical phenomena in the region.

  2. Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making the same

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    Alivisatos, A. Paul; Scher, Erik C; Manna, Liberato

    2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making shaped nanocrystal particles are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method for forming a branched, nanocrystal particle. It includes (a) forming a core having a first crystal structure in a solution, (b) forming a first arm extending from the core having a second crystal structure in the solution, and (c) forming a second arm extending from the core having the second crystal structure in the solution.

  3. Shaped Nonocrystal Particles And Methods For Making The Same

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    Alivisatos, A. Paul (Oakland, CA); Scher, Erik C. (Menlo Park, CA); Manna, Liberato (Berkeley, CA)

    2005-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making shaped nanocrystal particles are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method for forming a branched, nanocrystal particle. It includes (a) forming a core having a first crystal structure in a solution, (b) forming a first arm extending from the core having a second crystal structure in the solution, and (c) forming a second arm extending from the core having the second crystal structure in the solution.

  4. Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making the same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alivisatos, A. Paul (Oakland, CA); Scher, Erik C. (Menlo Park, CA); Manna, Liberato (Berkeley, CA)

    2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making shaped nanocrystal particles are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method for forming a branched, nanocrystal particle. It includes (a) forming a core having a first crystal structure in a solution, (b) forming a first arm extending from the core having a second crystal structure in the solution, and (c) forming a second arm extending from the core having the second crystal structure in the solution.

  5. Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for working the same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alivisatos, A. Paul (Oakland, CA); Sher, Eric C. (Menlo Park, CA); Manna, Liberato (Berkeley, CA)

    2007-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Shaped nanocrystal particles and methods for making shaped nanocrystal particles are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method for forming a branched, nanocrystal particle. It includes (a) forming a core having a first crystal structure in a solution, (b) forming a first arm extending from the core having a second crystal structure in the solution, and (c) forming a second arm extending from the core having the second crystal structure in the solution.

  6. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers Considering Finite Deformations and Heat Transfer 

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    Volk, Brent Louis 1985-

    2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a relatively new class of active materials that can store a temporary shape and return to the original configuration upon application of a stimulus such as temperature. This shape changing ability has led...

  7. Atypical Balance between Occipital and Fronto-Parietal Activation for Visual Shape Extraction in Dyslexia

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    Zhang, Ying

    Reading requires the extraction of letter shapes from a complex background of text, and an impairment in visual shape extraction would cause difficulty in reading. To investigate the neural mechanisms of visual shape ...

  8. Reinforcement Learning for Characterization of Hysteresis Behavior in Shape Memory Alloys, and Application to

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    Valasek, John

    Reinforcement Learning for Characterization of Hysteresis Behavior in Shape Memory Alloys & Valasek - 2 Briefing Agenda Shape Memory Alloy Characterization and Control Learning Simulation Results Membrane Air #12;Kirkpatrick & Valasek - 4 Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) Metallic Alloys used as actuators

  9. A microscopically motivated constitutive model for shape memory alloys: formulation, analysis

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    Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)

    A microscopically motivated constitutive model for shape memory alloys: formulation, analysisTi polycrystalline shape memory alloys exhibiting transformations between three solid phases (austenite, R presented. 1 Introduction Shape memory alloys (SMA) are metallic materials exhibiting remarkable properties

  10. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers Considering Finite Deformations and Heat Transfer

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    Volk, Brent Louis 1985-

    2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a relatively new class of active materials that can store a temporary shape and return to the original configuration upon application of a stimulus such as temperature. This shape changing ability has led...

  11. Magnetic field-induced phase transformation & power harvesting capabilities in magnetic shape memory alloys

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    Basaran, Burak

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys (MSMAs) combine shape-change/deformationrecovery abilities of heat driven conventional shape memory alloys (SMA) and magnetic field driven magnetostrictives through martensitic transformation. They are promising...

  12. Shape memory response and microstructural evolution of a severe plastically deformed high temperature shape memory alloy (NiTiHf)

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    Simon, Anish Abraham

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    NiTiHf alloys have attracted considerable attention as potential high temperature Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) but the instability in transformation temperatures and significant irrecoverable strain during thermal cycling under constant stress remains a...

  13. Total termination of term rewriting is undecidable

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Total termination of term rewriting is undecidable Hans Zantema Utrecht University, Department Usually termination of term rewriting systems (TRS's) is proved by means of a monotonic well­founded order. If this order is total on ground terms, the TRS is called totally terminating. In this paper we prove that total

  14. An In Situ Study of the Martensitic Transformation in Shape Memory...

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    An In Situ Study of the Martensitic Transformation in Shape Memory Alloys Using Photoemission Electron Microscopy. An In Situ Study of the Martensitic Transformation in Shape...

  15. Structure Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High Temperature NiTiHf Shape Memory Alloy

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    Yang, Fan; Coughlin, D. R.; Phillips, Patrick J.; Yang, L.; Devaraj, Arun; Kovarik, Libor; Noebe, Ronald D.; Mills, M. J.

    2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal aging of the high temperature shape memory alloy 50.3Ni-29.7Ti-20Hf (at.%) introduces a novel precipitate phase, which plays an important role in improving shape memory properties. The precipitate phase was investigated by conventional electron diffraction, high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and three dimensional atom probe tomography. An unrelaxed orthorhombic atomic structural model is proposed based on these observations. This model was subsequently relaxed by ab initio calculations. As a result of the relaxation, atom shuffle displacements occur, which in turn yields improved agreement with the STEM images. The relaxed structure, which is termed the “H-phase”, has also been verified to be thermodymanically stable at 0 K.

  16. Effects of Plasma Shaping on Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Turbulence

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    E.A. Belli, G.W. Hammett and W. Dorland

    2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of flux surface shape on the gyrokinetic stability and transport of tokamak plasmas are studied using the GS2 code [M. Kotschenreuther, G. Rewoldt, and W.M. Tang, Comput. Phys. Commun. 88, 128 (1995); W. Dorland, F. Jenko, M. Kotschenreuther, and B.N. Rogers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 5579 (2000)]. Studies of the scaling of nonlinear turbulence with shaping parameters are performed using analytic equilibria based on interpolations of representative shapes of the Joint European Torus (JET) [P.H. Rebut and B.E. Keen, Fusion Technol. 11, 13 (1987)]. High shaping is found to be a stabilizing influence on both the linear ion-temperature-gradient (ITG) instability and the nonlinear ITG turbulence. For the parameter regime studied here, a scaling of the heat flux with elongation of ? ? ?-1.5 or ?-2.0, depending on the triangularity, is observed at fixed average temperature gradient. While this is not as strong as empirical elongation scalings, it is also found that high shaping results in a larger Dimits upshift of the nonlinear critical temperature gradient due to an enhancement of the Rosenbluth-Hinton residual zonal flows.

  17. Method for fabrication of cylindrical microlenses of selected shape

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    Snyder, James J. (San Jose, CA); Baer, Thomas M. (San Jose, CA)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a diffraction limited, high numerical aperture (fast) cylindrical microlens. The method for making the microlens is adaptable to produce a cylindrical lens that has almost any shape on its optical surfaces. The cylindrical lens may have a shape, such as elliptical or hyperbolic, designed to transform some particular given input light distribution into some desired output light distribution. In the method, the desired shape is first formed in a glass preform. Then, the preform is heated to the minimum drawing temperature and a fiber is drawn from it. The cross-sectional shape of the fiber bears a direct relation to the shape of the preform from which it was drawn. During the drawing process, the surfaces become optically smooth due to fire polishing. The present invention has many applications, such as integrated optics, optical detectors and laser diodes. The lens, when connected to a laser diode bar, can provide a high intensity source of laser radiation for pumping a high average power solid state laser. In integrated optics, a lens can be used to couple light into and out of apertures such as waveguides. The lens can also be used to collect light, and focus it on a detector.

  18. Electrostatics-driven shape transitions in soft shells

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    Vikram Jadhao; Creighton K. Thomas; Monica Olvera de la Cruz

    2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Manipulating the shape of nanoscale objects in a controllable fashion is at the heart of designing materials that act as building blocks for self-assembly or serve as targeted drug delivery carriers. Inducing shape deformations by controlling external parameters is also an important way of designing biomimetic membranes. In this paper, we demonstrate that electrostatics can be used as a tool to manipulate the shape of soft, closed membranes by tuning environmental conditions such as the electrolyte concentration in the medium. Using a molecular dynamics-based simulated annealing procedure, we investigate charged elastic shells that do not exchange material with their environment, such as elastic membranes formed in emulsions or synthetic nanocontainers. We find that by decreasing the salt concentration or increasing the total charge on the shell's surface, the spherical symmetry is broken, leading to the formation of ellipsoids, discs, and bowls. Shape changes are accompanied by a significant lowering of the electrostatic energy and a rise in the surface area of the shell. To substantiate our simulation findings, we show analytically that a uniformly charged disc has a lower Coulomb energy than a sphere of the same volume. Further, we test the robustness of our results by including the effects of charge renormalization in the analysis of the shape transitions and find the latter to be feasible for a wide range of shell volume fractions.

  19. Method for fabrication of cylindrical microlenses of selected shape

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    Snyder, J.J.; Baer, T.M.

    1992-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a diffraction limited, high numerical aperture (fast) cylindrical microlens. The method for making the microlens is adaptable to produce a cylindrical lens that has almost any shape on its optical surfaces. The cylindrical lens may have a shape, such as elliptical or hyperbolic, designed to transform some particular given input light distribution into some desired output light distribution. In the method, the desired shape is first formed in a glass preform. Then, the preform is heated to the minimum drawing temperature and a fiber is drawn from it. The cross-sectional shape of the fiber bears a direct relation to the shape of the preform from which it was drawn. During the drawing process, the surfaces become optically smooth due to fire polishing. The present invention has many applications, such as integrated optics, optical detectors and laser diodes. The lens, when connected to a laser diode bar, can provide a high intensity source of laser radiation for pumping a high average power solid state laser. In integrated optics, a lens can be used to couple light into and out of apertures such as waveguides. The lens can also be used to collect light, and focus it on a detector. 11 figs.

  20. Lower Bounds on Q for Finite Size Antennas of Arbitrary Shape

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    Kim, Oleksiy S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of the lower bound on the radiation Q for an arbitrarily shaped finite size antenna of non-zero volume is formulated in terms of equivalent electric and magnetic currents densities distributed on a closed surface coinciding with antenna exterior surface. When these equivalent currents radiate in free space, the magnetic current augments the electric current, so that the fields interior to the surface vanish. In contrast to approaches based solely on electric currents, the proposed technique ensures no stored energy interior to the antenna exterior surface, and thus, allows the fundamental lower bound on Q to be determined. To facilitate the computation of the bound, new expressions for the stored energy, radiated power, and Q of coupled electric and magnetic source currents in free space are derived.

  1. Method of preparing a two-way shape memory alloy

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    Johnson, Alfred D. (5383 Bancroft Ave., Oakland, CA 94601)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-way shape memory alloy, a method of training a shape memory alloy, and a heat engine employing the two-way shape memory alloy to do external work during both heating and cooling phases. The alloy is heated under a first training stress to a temperature which is above the upper operating temperature of the alloy, then cooled to a cold temperature below the zero-force transition temperature of the alloy, then deformed while applying a second training stress which is greater in magnitude than the stress at which the alloy is to be operated, then heated back to the hot temperature, changing from the second training stress back to the first training stress.

  2. Method of preparing a two-way shape memory alloy

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    Johnson, A.D.

    1984-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A two-way shape memory alloy, a method of training a shape memory alloy, and a heat engine employing the two-way shape memory alloy to do external work during both heating and cooling phases are disclosed. The alloy is heated under a first training stress to a temperature which is above the upper operating temperature of the alloy, then cooled to a cold temperature below the zero-force transition temperature of the alloy, then deformed while applying a second training stress which is greater in magnitude than the stress at which the alloy is to be operated, then heated back to the hot temperature, changing from the second training stress back to the first training stress. 8 figs.

  3. Electron beam machining using rotating and shaped beam power distribution

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    Elmer, J.W.; O`Brien, D.W.

    1996-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method are disclosed for electron beam (EB) machining (drilling, cutting and welding) that uses conventional EB guns, power supplies, and welding machine technology without the need for fast bias pulsing technology. The invention involves a magnetic lensing (EB optics) system and electronic controls to: (1) concurrently bend, focus, shape, scan, and rotate the beam to protect the EB gun and to create a desired effective power-density distribution, and (2) rotate or scan this shaped beam in a controlled way. The shaped beam power-density distribution can be measured using a tomographic imaging system. For example, the EB apparatus of this invention has the ability to drill holes in metal having a diameter up to 1,000 {micro}m (1 mm or larger), compared to the 250 {micro}m diameter of laser drilling. 5 figs.

  4. Electron beam machining using rotating and shaped beam power distribution

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    Elmer, John W. (Pleasanton, CA); O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for electron beam (EB) machining (drilling, cutting and welding) that uses conventional EB guns, power supplies, and welding machine technology without the need for fast bias pulsing technology. The invention involves a magnetic lensing (EB optics) system and electronic controls to: 1) concurrently bend, focus, shape, scan, and rotate the beam to protect the EB gun and to create a desired effective power-density distribution, and 2) rotate or scan this shaped beam in a controlled way. The shaped beam power-density distribution can be measured using a tomographic imaging system. For example, the EB apparatus of this invention has the ability to drill holes in metal having a diameter up to 1000 .mu.m (1 mm or larger), compared to the 250 .mu.m diameter of laser drilling.

  5. A Bayesian Approach for Image Segmentation with Shape Priors

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    Chang, Hang; Yang, Qing; Parvin, Bahram

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Color and texture have been widely used in image segmentation; however, their performance is often hindered by scene ambiguities, overlapping objects, or missingparts. In this paper, we propose an interactive image segmentation approach with shape prior models within a Bayesian framework. Interactive features, through mouse strokes, reduce ambiguities, and the incorporation of shape priors enhances quality of the segmentation where color and/or texture are not solely adequate. The novelties of our approach are in (i) formulating the segmentation problem in a well-de?ned Bayesian framework with multiple shape priors, (ii) ef?ciently estimating parameters of the Bayesian model, and (iii) multi-object segmentation through user-speci?ed priors. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method on a set of natural and synthetic images.

  6. Method and system for producing complex-shape objects

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    Jeantette, Francisco P. (Albuquerque, NM); Keicher, David M. (Albuquerque, NM); Romero, Joseph A. (Albuquerque, NM); Schanwald, Lee P. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and system are provided for producing complex, three-dimensional, net shape objects from a variety of powdered materials. The system includes unique components to ensure a uniform and continuous flow of powdered materials as well as to focus and locate the flow of powdered materials with respect to a laser beam which results in the melting of the powdered material. The system also includes a controller so that the flow of molten powdered materials can map out and form complex, three-dimensional, net-shape objects by layering the molten powdered material. Advantageously, such complex, three-dimensional net-shape objects can be produced having material densities varying from 90% of theoretical to fully dense, as well as a variety of controlled physical properties. Additionally, such complex, three-dimensional objects can be produced from two or more different materials so that the composition of the object can be transitioned from one material to another.

  7. Applications of shape analysis to domestic and international security.

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    Prasad, Lakshman; Skourikhine, A. N. (Alexei N.); Doak, J. E. (Justin E.)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapidly growing area of cooperative international security calls for pervasive deployment of smart sensors that render valuable information and reduce operational costs and errors. Among the sensors used, vision sensors are by far the most versatile, tangible, and rich in the information they provide about their environment. On the flip side, they are also the most complex to analyze automatically for the extraction of high-level information. The ability to process imagery in a useful manner requires at least partial functional emulation of human capabilities of visual understanding. Of all visual cues available in image data, shape is perhaps the most important for understanding the content of an image. In this paper we present an overview of ongoing research at LANL on geometric shape analysis. The objective of our research is to develop a computational framework for multiscale characterization, analysis, and recognition of shapes. This framework will enable the development of a comprehensive and connected body of mathematical methods and algorithms, based on the topological, metrical, and morphological properties of shapes. We discuss its potential applications to automated surveillance, monitoring, container tracking and inspection, weapons dismantlement, and treaty verification. The framework will develop a geometric filtering scheme for extracting semantically salient shape features. This effort creates a paradigm for solving shape-related problems in Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, and Image Understanding in a conceptually cohesive and algorithmically amenable manner. The research aims to develop an advanced image analysis capability at LANL for solving a wide range of problems in automated facility surveillance, nuclear materials monitoring, treaty verification, and container inspection and tracking. The research provides the scientific underpinnings that will enable us to build smart surveillance cameras, with a direct practical impact on LANL's capabilities in domestic and international safeguards and security.

  8. Analysis of cavern shapes for the strategic petroleum reserve.

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    Ehgartner, Brian L.; Sobolik, Steven Ronald

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents computational analyses to determine the structural integrity of different salt cavern shapes. Three characteristic shapes for increasing cavern volumes are evaluated and compared to the baseline shape of a cylindrical cavern. Caverns with enlarged tops, bottoms, and mid-sections are modeled. The results address pillar to diameter ratios of some existing caverns in the system and will represent the final shape of other caverns if they are repeatedly drawn down. This deliverable is performed in support of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Several three-dimensional models using a close-packed arrangement of 19 caverns have been built and analyzed using a simplified symmetry involving a 30-degree wedge portion of the model. This approach has been used previously for West Hackberry (Ehgartner and Sobolik, 2002) and Big Hill (Park et al., 2005) analyses. A stratigraphy based on the Big Hill site has been incorporated into the model. The caverns are modeled without wells and casing to simplify the calculations. These calculations have been made using the power law creep model. The four cavern shapes were evaluated at several different cavern radii against four design factors. These factors included the dilatant damage safety factor in salt, the cavern volume closure, axial well strain in the caprock, and surface subsidence. The relative performance of each of the cavern shapes varies for the different design factors, although it is apparent that the enlarged bottom design provides the worst overall performance. The results of the calculations are put in the context of the history of cavern analyses assuming cylindrical caverns, and how these results affect previous understanding of cavern behavior in a salt dome.

  9. The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains

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    M. Min; L. B. F. M. Waters; A. de Koter; J. W. Hovenier; L. P. Keller; F. Markwick-Kemper

    2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the composition and shape distribution of silicate dust grains in the interstellar medium. The effect of the amount of magnesium in the silicate lattice is studied. We fit the spectral shape of the interstellar 10 mu extinction feature as observed towards the galactic center. We use very irregularly shaped coated and non-coated porous Gaussian Random Field particles as well as a statistical approach to model shape effects. For the dust materials we use amorphous and crystalline silicates with various composition and SiC. The results of our analysis of the 10 mu feature are used to compute the shape of the 20 mu silicate feature and to compare this with observations. By using realistic particle shapes we are, for the first time, able to derive the magnesium fraction in interstellar silicates. We find that the interstellar silicates are highly magnesium rich (Mg/(Fe+Mg)>0.9) and that the stoichiometry lies between pyroxene and olivine type silicates. This composition is not consistent with that of the glassy material found in GEMS in interplanetary dust particles indicating that these are, in general, not unprocessed remnants from the interstellar medium. Also, we find a significant fraction of SiC (~3%). We discuss the implications of our results for the formation and evolutionary history of cometary and circumstellar dust. We argue that the fact that crystalline silicates in cometary and circumstellar grains are almost purely magnesium silicates is a natural consequence of our findings that the amorphous silicates from which they were formed were already magnesium rich.

  10. Source shape determination with directional fragment-fragment velocity correlations

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    Lefèvre, A; Auger, G; Begemann-Blaich, M L; Bellaize, N; Bittiger, R; Bocage, F; Borderie, B; Bougault, R; Bouriquet, B; Charvet, J L; Chbihi, A; Dayras, R; Durand, D; Frankland, J D; Galíchet, E; Gourio, D; Guinet, D; Hudan, S; Lautesse, P; Lavaud, F; Legrain, R; López, O; Lukasik, J; Lynen, U; Müller, W F J; Nalpas, L; Orth, H; Plagnol, E; Rosato, E; Saija, A; Sfienti, C; Tamain, B; Trautmann, W; Trzcinski, A; Turzó, K; Vient, E; Vigilante, M; Volant, C; Zwieglinski, B

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Correlation functions, constructed from directional projections of the relative velocities of fragments, are used to determine the shape of the breakup volume in coordinate space. For central collisions of 129Xe + natSn at 50 MeV per nucleon incident energy, measured with the 4pi multi-detector INDRA at GSI, a prolate shape aligned along the beam direction with an axis ratio of 1:0.7 is deduced. The sensitivity of the method is discussed in comparison with conventional fragment-fragment velocity correlations.

  11. Vertical vibration and shape oscillation of acoustically levitated water drops

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

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. What is the Optimal Shape of a City? Carl M. Bender

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    Bender, Michael

    will pull itself into a con#12;guration of the same area, whose shape minimizes the total potential energy. This lowest-energy shape is the optimal city shape. In Sec. 2 of this paper we formulate this optimizationWhat is the Optimal Shape of a City? Carl M. Bender Department of Physics, Washington University St

  13. Properties of triple shape memory composites prepared via polymerization-induced phase

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Properties of triple shape memory composites prepared via polymerization-induced phase separation in the field of shape memory polymers has recently witnessed the introduction of increasing complexity application as multi-shape coatings, adhesives, and films. Introduction Shape memory polymers (SMPs

  14. Numerical Simulation of Phase Transformations in Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films

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    Melnik, Roderick

    Numerical Simulation of Phase Transformations in Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films Debiprosad Roy- tions of phase transformation dynamics in shape memory alloy thin films are reported in this paper transformation path from austenite to martensites and recovers the original shape. This is known as shape memory

  15. Shape Memory RGD-Containing Networks: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in Cell Culture

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Shape Memory RGD-Containing Networks: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in Cell Culture for more than a decade that hydrogels can be designed to exhibit shape memory functionality­--the ability to change from one defined shape to another when triggered by a defined stimulus­-- shape memory hydrogels

  16. Identification of Quaternary Shape Memory Alloys with Near-Zero Thermal Hysteresis and Unprecedented

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Identification of Quaternary Shape Memory Alloys with Near-Zero Thermal Hysteresis the class of materials showing a reversible martensitic phase transformation and a shape memory effect (SME fatigue of shape memory alloys (SMAs) resulting in changes of physical, mechan- ical, and shape memory (SM

  17. THE EFFECTS OF LASER FORMING ON SUPERELASTIC NITI SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS Paper # P529

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    THE EFFECTS OF LASER FORMING ON SUPERELASTIC NITI SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS Paper # P529 Andrew J Abstract This work focuses on application of the laser forming process to NiTi shape memory alloys. While all NiTi shape memory alloys exhibit both superlasticity and the shape memory effect, this study

  18. 3D Form Display with Shape Memory Alloy Masashi Nakatani, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Dairoku Sekiguchi,

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    Tachi, Susumu

    3D Form Display with Shape Memory Alloy Masashi Nakatani, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Dairoku Sekiguchi-form Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) as a pin- rod actuator. The prototype has a 4×4 pin-rod matrix, with a 120[mm-form Shape Memory Alloy (SMA), material that can be stretched or deformed from its original shape but would

  19. Modeling and Bayesian parameter estimation for shape memory alloy bending actuators

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    Modeling and Bayesian parameter estimation for shape memory alloy bending actuators John H. Crewsa energy model (HEM) for shape memory alloy (SMA) bending actuators. Additionally, we utilize a Bayesian. Keywords: shape memory alloys, uncertainty quantificiation, markov chain monte carlo 1. INTRODUCTION Shape

  20. Experimental Evaluation of the Rheological Properties of Veriflex Shape Memory Polymer

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Experimental Evaluation of the Rheological Properties of Veriflex® Shape Memory Polymer J. Klesa1 Abstract. Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are materials with a great potential for future use in smart of shape memory alloys. This process induces great changes of the mechanical properties and some shape

  1. Behavior and modeling of superelastic shape memory alloy reinforced concrete beams

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    Vecchio, Frank J.

    Behavior and modeling of superelastic shape memory alloy reinforced concrete beams Alaa Abdulridha analysis a b s t r a c t The re-centering phenomenon of superelastic Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) reinforced as Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) has emerged in the research community. Shape memory al- loys have the ability

  2. Chemically Cross-Linked Polycyclooctene: Synthesis, Characterization, and Shape Memory Behavior

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    Chemically Cross-Linked Polycyclooctene: Synthesis, Characterization, and Shape Memory Behavior analysis (DMA), and wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) in order to gain insight into the rapid shape memory/cis ratio of vinylene groups. A fast shape memory behavior was observed, where the primary stress-free shape

  3. HTGR Mechanistic Source Terms White Paper

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    Wayne Moe

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purposes of this white paper are: (1) to describe the proposed approach for developing event specific mechanistic source terms for HTGR design and licensing, (2) to describe the technology development programs required to validate the design methods used to predict these mechanistic source terms and (3) to obtain agreement from the NRC that, subject to appropriate validation through the technology development program, the approach for developing event specific mechanistic source terms is acceptable

  4. University of Pittsburgh SUMMER TERM HOUSING APPLICATION

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    Sibille, Etienne

    SUMMER TERM HOUSING/FOOD SERVICES CONTRACT/Food Services Contract (this "Contract") is made by and between the University of Pittsburgh

  5. Variable cosmological term - geometry and physics

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    Irina Dymnikova

    2000-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the dynamics of a cosmological term in the spherically symmetric case by an r-dependent second rank symmetric tensor \\Lambda_{\\mu\

  6. D. Moreau IEA W59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for High Beta, Steady-State Tokamaks, San Diego, February 2005 PLASMA SHAPE, PROFILES AND FLUX CONTROL

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    D. Moreau IEA W59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for High Beta, Steady-State Tokamaks, San JET-EFDA Contributors D. Moreau #12;D. Moreau IEA W59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for High · Conclusion #12;D. Moreau IEA W59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for High Beta, Steady-State Tokamaks

  7. Exploring Ambiguities for Monocular Non-Rigid Shape Estimation

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    Fua, Pascal

    into account by continuous optimization-based schemes because they result in highly complex energy landscapes handle a complex objective function without having to solve a difficult non-linear minimization problem. Key words: 3D shape recovery, deformation model, nonrigid surfaces. 1 Introduction It has been shown

  8. A Bayesian Generative Approach to Shape from Shading Phillip Isola

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    Oliva, Aude

    to build such models is facilitated by working in Church [7], a language for specifying probabilistic generative models. Using the Church variant of the lambda-calculus, we are able to build models of arbitrary to the problem by using Bayesian inference on a generative model of shape and image formation. Using the Church

  9. CRITICAL FLUCTUATIONS. ANOMALOUS LINE SHAPES OF Fe3+ -MOSSBAUER SPECTRA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CRITICAL FLUCTUATIONS. ANOMALOUS LINE SHAPES OF Fe3+ -MOSSBAUER SPECTRA IN MAGNETICALLY ORDERED Mossbauer ont montre qu'un recuit incomplet des solutions solides CrzO3-Fez03 et A12 0 3-Fez03 donnelieu203-Fe203pures ou dopeespar Fe2+donnent lieu uneespkceentierementnouvelle de spectres Mossbauer

  10. FREQUENCY SHAPED LINEAR OPTIMAL CONTROL WXTH TRANSFER FUNCTION RICCATI EQUATIONS*

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    Moore, John Barratt

    and numerical tool in optimal control problems associated with linear systems having state space descriptions optimal controllers for known multivariable linear stochastic systems. There are some inherent robustnessFREQUENCY SHAPED LINEAR OPTIMAL CONTROL WXTH TRANSFER FUNCTION RICCATI EQUATIONS* John B. Moore** D

  11. DIRECT SPACE-TO-TIME PULSE SHAPING FOR ULTRAFAST OPTICAL

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    Purdue University

    DIRECT SPACE-TO-TIME PULSE SHAPING FOR ULTRAFAST OPTICAL WAVEFORM GENERATION A Thesis Submitted ago. To the students, past and present, post-docs, and visitors of the Ultrafast Optics & Optical me what it is that I love about this work. The experimental optical pulse train generation devices

  12. The cavity of the optimal shape under the shear stresses

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    Cherkaev, Andrej

    at infinity. The cavity of fixed area is said to be optimal if it provides the minimal energy change between the eigenvalues of different sign, the shape of cavity (of fixed area) minimizing the energy 1 #12; increment.B.Movchanz, S.K.Serkovz y Departments of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA z School

  13. James Smith: Building the Energy Future Shaping the Future Lecture

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    Mumby, Peter J.

    James Smith: Building the Energy Future Shaping the Future Lecture James Smith was appointed been involved in Shell business in a number of Middle Eastern countries and in the US. James Smith `ought'to do in response and assess what society will `choose'to do in reality. James Smith will identify

  14. Electromagnetic radiation and motion of arbitrarily shaped particle

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    Jozef Klacka

    2001-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Covariant form of equation of motion for arbitrarily shaped particle in the electromagnetic radiation field is presented. Equation of motion in the proper frame of the particle uses the radiation pressure cross section 3 $\\times$ 3 matrix. The obtained equation of motion is compared with known result.

  15. Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test for Asphalt Concrete Fracture

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    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

  16. Particle Shape Effects on the Stress Response of Granular Packings

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    Athanasios G. Athanassiadis; Marc Z. Miskin; Paul Kaplan; Nicholas Rodenberg; Seung Hwan Lee; Jason Merritt; Eric Brown; John Amend; Hod Lipson; Heinrich M. Jaeger

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present measurements of the stress response of packings formed from a wide range of particle shapes. Besides spheres these include convex shapes such as the Platonic solids, truncated tetrahedra, and triangular bipyramids, as well as more complex, non-convex geometries such as hexapods with various arm lengths, dolos, and tetrahedral frames. All particles were 3D-printed in hard resin. Well-defined initial packing states were established through preconditioning by cyclic loading under given confinement pressure. Starting from such initial states, stress-strain relationships for axial compression were obtained at four different confining pressures for each particle type. While confining pressure has the largest overall effect on the mechanical response, we find that particle shape controls the details of the stress-strain curves and can be used to tune packing stiffness and yielding. By correlating the experimentally measured values for the effective Young's modulus under compression, yield stress and energy loss during cyclic loading, we identify trends among the various shapes that allow for designing a packing's aggregate behavior.

  17. Recognition of On-Line Handwritten Patterns Through Shape Metamorphosis

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    methods that handles collectively cursive words, and hand-drawn line figures. The proposed system achieves-line handwritten patterns. It proposes the use of physics-based shape metamorphosis as a poten- tially powerful way time (to the best of our knowledge) it is used for recognition purposes. The proposed system uses

  18. Rigid Shape Interpolation Using Normal Equations William Baxter

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Rigid Shape Interpolation Using Normal Equations William Baxter OLM Digital, Inc. Pascal Barla INRIA Bordeaux University Ken-ichi Anjyo OLM Digital, Inc. Figure 1: Rigid Morphing with large rotations works well and is a very practical way e-mail: baxter@olm.co.jp e-mail: pascal.barla@labri.fr e

  19. Double layer field shaping systems for toroidal plasmas

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    Ohyabu, Nobuyoshi (La Jolla, CA)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and apparatus for plasma generation, confinement and control such as Tokamak plasma systems are described having a two layer field shaping coil system comprising an inner coil layer close to the plasma and an outer coil layer to minimize the current in the inner coil layer.

  20. A shape optimization formulation of weld pool determination. , A. Ellabibb

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The determination of temperature field in a welding process permits the control of mechanical effects (residual consists in finding the weld pool and T the temperature gradient in the workpiece, solution of: K T xA shape optimization formulation of weld pool determination. A. Chakiba , A. Ellabibb , A

  1. SHAPE YOUR FUTURE For six decades, Carleton University's School

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    IMMIGRATION DEMOGRAPHICS ENERGY EVALUATION TRADE #12;School of Public Policy and Administration 5224 RiverSHAPE YOUR FUTURE For six decades, Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration and administration -- examining what governments do, why, and how they could do it better. Our two major graduate

  2. Polymer Crowding and Shape Distributions in Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures

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    Wei Kang Lim; Alan R. Denton

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Macromolecular crowding can influence polymer shapes, which is important for understanding the thermodynamic stability of polymer solutions and the structure and function of biopolymers (proteins, RNA, DNA) under confinement. We explore the influence of nanoparticle crowding on polymer shapes via Monte Carlo simulations and free-volume theory of a coarse-grained model of polymer-nanoparticle mixtures. Exploiting the geometry of random walks, we model polymer coils as effective penetrable ellipsoids, whose shapes fluctuate according to the probability distributions of the eigenvalues of the gyration tensor. Accounting for the entropic cost of a nanoparticle penetrating a larger polymer coil, we compute the crowding-induced shift in the shape distributions, radius of gyration, and asphericity of ideal polymers in a theta solvent. With increased nanoparticle crowding, we find that polymers become more compact (smaller, more spherical), in agreement with predictions of free-volume theory. Our approach can be easily extended to nonideal polymers in good solvents and used to model conformations of biopolymers in crowded environments.

  3. Imperfect Isolation: Factors and Filters Shaping Madagascar's Extant Vertebrate Fauna

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    Vences, Miguel

    Imperfect Isolation: Factors and Filters Shaping Madagascar's Extant Vertebrate Fauna Karen E. Samonds1 *, Laurie R. Godfrey2 , Jason R. Ali3 , Steven M. Goodman4,5 , Miguel Vences6 , Michael R itself provides evidence of the island's paleogeographic history. Citation: Samonds KE, Godfrey LR, Ali

  4. Process Efficiency Measurements in the Laser Engineered Net Shaping Process

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    DuPont, John N.

    Process Efficiency Measurements in the Laser Engineered Net Shaping Process R.R. UNOCIC and J.N. DuPONT A study of laser energy transfer efficiency, melting efficiency, and deposition efficiency has been material. Measurements revealed that laser energy transfer efficiency ranged from 30 to 50 pct. Laser beam

  5. ASYMPTOTIC SHAPE FOR THE CONTACT PROCESS IN RANDOM ENVIRONMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

  6. SHAPE-BASED SEQUENTIAL MACHINE ANALYSIS Andrew Crews, Forrest Brewer

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    Brewer, Forrest D.

    . Design options including the potential for pipelining and/or locally regenerating critical signals can, construction of a machine in the form of a feedback shift-register is a simple case of a shape constraint such as wire delay and communication power dissipation or skew, dominate the design objectives. Such state

  7. Validation of Purdue Engineering Shape Benchmark Clusters by

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    /Shapespace Ltd W.Regli Drexel University, USA Ananda.Jagadeesan@Strath.ac.uk #12;PLM 09 2 · Micro could be: What is Crowdsourcing? #12;PLM 09 3 Is there a dog in this photo? #12;PLM 09 4 What" within Perdue "Engineering Shape Benchmark" (ESB) to determine families of similar parts. #12;PLM 09 5

  8. Influence of particle shape on shear stress in granular media

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of mutual exclusion and dry friction between particles [15, 16, 17]. This method requires no elastic repulsive potential and no smoothing of the Coulomb friction law for the determination of forces shape, is fully identical (preparation, friction coefficients, particle size distribution

  9. Shape Filtering for False Positive Reduction at Computed Tomography Colonography

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Shape Filtering for False Positive Reduction at Computed Tomography Colonography Abhilash A) in the automatic detection of colorectal polyps at Computer Aided Detection in Computed Tomography Colonography of the images of the colon obtained using a Computed Tomography (CT) examination of the abdominal region

  10. Learning Skeletons for Shape and Pose Nils Hasler

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    is retained. We further present an approach for synthesiz- ing a suitable bind shape that additionally can either be acquired from real objects by using a 3D scanner or can be created manually with a 3D modelling pack- age. Although [He et al. 2009] describe a method that allows transfer- ring a skeleton from

  11. Integral equations for shape and impedance reconstruction in corrosion detection

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    Cakoni, Fioralba

    Integral equations for shape and impedance reconstruction in corrosion detection Fioralba Cakoni of the method. 1 Introduction We consider an inverse problem originating from corrosion detection. Let D R2 Angewandte Mathematik, Universität Göttingen, 37083 Göttingen, Germany 1 #12;part c affected by corrosion

  12. Simultaneous reconstruction of shape and impedance in corrosion detection

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    Cakoni, Fioralba

    Simultaneous reconstruction of shape and impedance in corrosion detection Fioralba Cakoni , Rainer Kress and Christian Schuft Abstract Corrosion detection can be modelled by the Laplace equation an inverse problem that models corrosion detection. Let D R2 be a simply connected bounded domain with piece

  13. aerodynamic shape optimization: Topics by E-print Network

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    aerodynamic shape optimization First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 AIAA 982538 Aerodynamic...

  14. IEA Workshop 59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for

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    IEA Workshop 59 Shape and Aspect Ratio Optimization for High Beta, Steady-State Tokamak SCOPE and aspect ratio is particularly important for achieving high beta and also for the optimization of edge optimization of high beta steady state tokamak including DEMO concept, stability and CD assessment

  15. China's News Media: Transition Shaped by Power and Money

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    Dodla, Ramana

    China's News Media: Transition Shaped by Power and Money EAST ASIA INSTITUTE of CommunicaDon, gave a lecture on August 31, 2010 Dtled China's News Media: Transi1on Dr. Zhang examined the changes made throughout China's history. Many guests

  16. CCPExecutiveSummary The Long-term

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    Feigon, Brooke

    of intermittent renewable are built in Great Britain. The implications of the model for operating patternsCCPExecutiveSummary March 2011 The Long-term Impact of Wind Power W: www.uea.ac.uk/ccp T: +44 (0)1603 593715 A: UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ The Long-term Impact of Wind Power on Electricity Prices and Generating

  17. Winter Term University of Oldenburg (Core Provider)

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    Habel, Annegret

    Evaluation Modul Winter Term Titel Wind Energy Wind Energy I Wind Tutorial Wind Energy Systems Wind Energy Conversion (Lab) Excursion/Wind/DEWI Modul Winter Term Titel Solar Energy PV Systems I Solar Thermal I Solar Tutorial PV Cell Characteristics (Lab) Solar

  18. SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS TERMS OF REFERENCE

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    Victoria, University of

    SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS TERMS OF REFERENCE The committee shall: 1. Approve and recommend to Senate new or revised undergraduate and graduate student awards and the terms and conditions for those awards; 2. Consider and approve the student recipients nominated or recommended for undergraduate awards

  19. Bi23 BIOLOGY TUTORIALS WINTER TERM 2014

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    Low, Steven H.

    Bi23 BIOLOGY TUTORIALS WINTER TERM 2014 SECTIONS 1 ­ 3 The Function and Regulation of Sleep (3. Huang, x3446, MC 156-29 #12;Bi23 BIOLOGY TUTORIALS WINTER TERM 2014 SECTIONS 4-6 Physical Principles crystallography and neutron scattering; nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging; peptide and DNA

  20. Analytical modeling of pulse-pileup distortion using the true pulse shape; applications to Fermi-GBM

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    Vandiver Chaplin; Narayana Bhat; Michael Briggs; Valerie Connaughton

    2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulse-pileup affects most photon counting systems and occurs when photon detections occur faster than the detector's registration and recovery time. At high input rates, shaped pulses interfere and the source spectrum, as well as intensity information, get distorted. For instruments using bipolar pulse shaping there are two aspects to consider: `peak' and `tail' pileup effects, which raise and lower the measured energy, respectively. Peak effects have been extensively modeled in the past. Tail effects have garnered less attention due to the increased complexity: bipolar tails mean the tail pulse-height measurement depends on events in more than one time interval. We leverage previous work to derive an accurate, semi-analytical prediction for peak and tail pileup, up to high orders. We use the true pulse shape from the detectors of the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor. The measured spectrum is calculated by writing exposure time as a state-space expansion of overlapping pileup states and is valid up to very high rates. This expansion models losses due to fixed and extendable deadtime by averaging overlap configurations. Additionally, the model correctly predicts energy-dependent losses due to tail subtraction (sub-threshold) effects. We discuss pileup losses in terms of the true rate of photon detections versus the recorded count rate.

  1. Dynamical D-Terms in Supergravity

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    Valerie Domcke; Kai Schmitz; Tsutomu T. Yanagida

    2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Most phenomenological models of supersymmetry breaking rely on nonzero F-terms rather than nonzero D-terms. An important reason why D-terms are often neglected is that it turns out to be very challenging to realize D-terms at energies parametrically smaller than the Planck scale in supergravity. As we demonstrate in this paper, all conventional difficulties may, however, be overcome if the generation of the D-term is based on strong dynamics. To illustrate our idea, we focus on a certain class of vector-like SUSY breaking models that enjoy a minimal particle content and which may be easily embedded into more complete scenarios. We are then able to show that, upon gauging a global flavor symmetry, an appropriate choice of Yukawa couplings readily allows to dynamically generate a D-term at an almost arbitrary energy scale. This includes in particular the natural and consistent realization of D-terms around, above and below the scale of grand unification in supergravity, without the need for fine-tuning of any model parameters. Our construction might therefore bear the potential to open up a new direction for model building in supersymmetry and early universe cosmology.

  2. Gauss-Bonnet Term on Vacuum Decay

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    Rong-Gen Cai; Bin Hu; Seoktae Koh

    2008-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of the Gauss-Bonnet term on vacuum decay process in the Coleman-De Luccia formalism. The Gauss-Bonnet term has an exponential coupling with the real scalar field, which appears in the low energy effective action of string theories. We calculate numerically the instanton solution, which describes the process of vacuum decay, and obtain the critical size of bubble. We find that the Gauss-Bonnet term has a nontrivial effect on the false vacuum decay, depending on the Gauss-Bonnet coefficient.

  3. Seven-dimensional gravity with topological terms

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    Lue, H. [China Economics and Management Academy Central, University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081 (China); Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, Nanhai Ave 3688, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Pang Yi [Key Laboratory of Frontiers in Theoretical Physics Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct new seven-dimensional gravity by adding two topological terms to the Einstein-Hilbert action. For a certain choice of the coupling constants, these terms exist naturally in seven-dimensional gauged supergravity from the S{sup 4} reduction of eleven-dimensional supergravity with the R{sup 4} corrections. We derive the full set of the equations of motion. We find that the static spherically-symmetric black holes are unmodified by the topological terms. We obtain squashed AdS{sub 7}, and also squashed seven spheres and Q{sup 111} spaces in Euclidean signature.

  4. Mechanistic facility safety and source term analysis

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    PLYS, M.G.

    1999-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A PC-based computer program was created for facility safety and source term analysis at Hanford The program has been successfully applied to mechanistic prediction of source terms from chemical reactions in underground storage tanks, hydrogen combustion in double contained receiver tanks, and proccss evaluation including the potential for runaway reactions in spent nuclear fuel processing. Model features include user-defined facility room, flow path geometry, and heat conductors, user-defined non-ideal vapor and aerosol species, pressure- and density-driven gas flows, aerosol transport and deposition, and structure to accommodate facility-specific source terms. Example applications are presented here.

  5. Spring Term 2010 Assessment Report Page 1 Spring Term 2010: Assessment of the Learning Outcomes

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    Marsh, David

    focused on the student learning experience, particularly the teaching methods employed in #12;Spring Term carries many aspects with it, but our main focus has always been on our central learning objectiveSpring Term 2010 Assessment Report Page 1 Spring Term 2010: Assessment of the Learning Outcomes

  6. Short-term and long-term reliability studies in the deregulated power systems

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    Li, Yishan

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    for the new structure to maintain system reliability. Power system reliability is comprised of two basic components, adequacy and security. In terms of the time frame, power system reliability can mean short-term reliability or long-term reliability. Short...

  7. V-shaped resonators for addition of broad-area laser diode arrays

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    Liu, Bo; Liu, Yun; Braiman, Yehuda Y.

    2012-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method for addition of broad-area semiconductor laser diode arrays are described. The system can include an array of laser diodes, a V-shaped external cavity, and grating systems to provide feedback for phase-locking of the laser diode array. A V-shaped mirror used to couple the laser diode emissions along two optical paths can be a V-shaped prism mirror, a V-shaped stepped mirror or include multiple V-shaped micro-mirrors. The V-shaped external cavity can be a ring cavity. The system can include an external injection laser to further improve coherence and phase-locking.

  8. Neutron and Gamma Ray Pulse Shape Discrimination with Polyvinyltoluene

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    Lintereur, Azaree T.; Ely, James H.; Stave, Jean A.; McDonald, Benjamin S.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this was research effort was to test the ability of two poly vinyltoluene research samples to produce recordable, distinguishable signals in response to gamma rays and neutrons. Pulse shape discrimination was performed to identify if the signal was generated by a gamma ray or a neutron. A standard figure of merit for pulse shape discrimination was used to quantify the gamma-neutron pulse separation. Measurements were made with gamma and neutron sources with and without shielding. The best figure of merit obtained was 1.77; this figure of merit was achieved with the first sample in response to an un-moderated 252Cf source shielded with 5.08 cm of lead.

  9. Models for Metal Hydride Particle Shape, Packing, and Heat Transfer

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    Kyle C. Smith; Timothy S. Fisher

    2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A multiphysics modeling approach for heat conduction in metal hydride powders is presented, including particle shape distribution, size distribution, granular packing structure, and effective thermal conductivity. A statistical geometric model is presented that replicates features of particle size and shape distributions observed experimentally that result from cyclic hydride decreptitation. The quasi-static dense packing of a sample set of these particles is simulated via energy-based structural optimization methods. These particles jam (i.e., solidify) at a density (solid volume fraction) of 0.665+/-0.015 - higher than prior experimental estimates. Effective thermal conductivity of the jammed system is simulated and found to follow the behavior predicted by granular effective medium theory. Finally, a theory is presented that links the properties of bi-porous cohesive powders to the present systems based on recent experimental observations of jammed packings of fine powder. This theory produces quantitative experimental agreement with metal hydride powders of various compositions.

  10. Term: Spring 2013 University of Pittsburgh

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    Sibille, Etienne

    Term: Spring 2013 1 University of Pittsburgh HOUSING/DINING SERVICES CONTRACT This Housing/Dining Services Contract (this "Contract") is made by and between the University of Pittsburgh

  11. Term: Spring 2012 University of Pittsburgh

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    Sibille, Etienne

    Term: Spring 2012 1 University of Pittsburgh HOUSING/DINING SERVICES CONTRACT This Housing/Dining Services Contract (this "Contract") is made by and between the University of Pittsburgh

  12. Long Term Roadmap for DPNC September 2003

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    Schibler, Ueli

    Long Term Roadmap for DPNC September 2003 Particle physics is the science to study, at the most experiments, we will organize the roadmap in three paths (the experiments in bold type are those in which

  13. Term Structure Dynamics with Macroeconomic Factors 

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    Park, Ha-Il

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Affine term structure models (ATSMs) are known to have a trade-off in predicting future Treasury yields and fitting the time-varying volatility of interest rates. First, I empirically study the role of macroeconomic variables ...

  14. Long-term care and the elderly

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    Coe, Norma B

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Long-term care expenditures represent one of the largest uninsured financial risks facing the elderly. Medicaid provides incomplete insurance against these costs: unlimited nursing home benefits with a deductible equal to ...

  15. Short-Term Energy Outlook September 2013

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    day Forecast -0.9 2012 2013 2014 OPEC countries North America Russia and Caspian Sea Latin America North Sea Other Non-OPEC Source: Short-Term Energy Outlook, September 2013 -1...

  16. Optimal Heat Collection Element Shapes for Parabolic Trough Concentrators

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    Bennett, C

    2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    For nearly 150 years, the cross section of the heat collection tubes used at the focus of parabolic trough solar concentrators has been circular. This type of tube is obviously simple and easily fabricated, but it is not optimal. It is shown in this article that the optimal shape, assuming a perfect parabolic figure for the concentrating mirror, is instead oblong, and is approximately given by a pair of facing parabolic segments.

  17. Accuracy of Semiclassical Methods for Shape Invariant Potentials

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    Marina Hruska; Wai-Yee Keung; Uday Sukhatme

    1996-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the accuracy of several alternative semiclassical methods by computing analytically the energy levels for many large classes of exactly solvable shape invariant potentials. For these potentials, the ground state energies computed via the WKB method typically deviate from the exact results by about 10%, a recently suggested modification using nonintegral Maslov indices is substantially better, and the supersymmetric WKB quantization method gives exact answers for all energy levels.

  18. Free vibrations of U-shaped atomic force microscope probes

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    Rezaei, E.; Turner, J. A., E-mail: jaturner@unl.edu [Mechanical and Materials Engineering, W342 Nebraska Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 (United States)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Contact resonance atomic force microscope (AFM) methods have been used to quantify the elastic and viscoelastic properties of a variety of materials such as polymers, ceramics, biological materials, and metals with spatial resolution on the order of tens of nanometers. This approach involves measurement of the resonant frequencies of the AFM probe both for the free case and the case for which the tip is in contact with a sample. Vibration models of the probe and tip-sample contact models are then used to determine the sample properties from the frequency behavior and to create images of the sample properties. This work has been primarily focused on rectangular, single-beam probes for which the vibration models are relatively simple. Recently, U-shaped AFM probes have been developed to allow local heating of samples and the resonances of these probes are much more complex. In this article, a simplified analytical model of these U-shaped probes is described. This three beam model includes two beams clamped at one end and connected with a perpendicular cross beam at the other end. The beams are assumed only to bend in flexure and twist but their coupling allows a wide range of possible dynamic behavior. Results are presented for the first ten modes and the mode shapes are shown to have complex coupling between the flexure and twisting of the beams, particularly for the higher modes. All resonant frequency results are in good agreement with finite element results for the three probe designs and two values of thickness considered (all wavenumbers are within 3.0%). This work is anticipated to allow U-shaped probes to be used eventually for quantitative measurements of sample material properties during heating using a contact resonance approach.

  19. Investigation of residential central air conditioning load shapes in NEMS

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    Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina; Marnay, Chris; Gumerman, Etan; Chan, Peter; Rosenquist, Greg; Osborn, Julie

    2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This memo explains what Berkeley Lab has learned about how the residential central air-conditioning (CAC) end use is represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). NEMS is an energy model maintained by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that is routinely used in analysis of energy efficiency standards for residential appliances. As part of analyzing utility and environmental impacts related to the federal rulemaking for residential CAC, lower-than-expected peak utility results prompted Berkeley Lab to investigate the input load shapes that characterize the peaky CAC end use and the submodule that treats load demand response. Investigations enabled a through understanding of the methodology by which hourly load profiles are input to the model and how the model is structured to respond to peak demand. Notably, it was discovered that NEMS was using an October-peaking load shape to represent residential space cooling, which suppressed peak effects to levels lower than expected. An apparent scaling down of the annual load within the load-demand submodule was found, another significant suppressor of the peak impacts. EIA promptly responded to Berkeley Lab's discoveries by updating numerous load shapes for the AEO2002 version of NEMS; EIA is still studying the scaling issue. As a result of this work, it was concluded that Berkeley Lab's customary end-use decrement approach was the most defensible way for Berkeley Lab to perform the recent CAC utility impact analysis. This approach was applied in conjunction with the updated AEO2002 load shapes to perform last year's published rulemaking analysis. Berkeley Lab experimented with several alternative approaches, including modifying the CAC efficiency level, but determined that these did not sufficiently improve the robustness of the method or results to warrant their implementation. Work in this area will continue in preparation for upcoming rulemakings for the other peak coincident end uses, commercial air conditioning and distribution transformers.

  20. Plasma Diagnostics Through Analysis of Ne I Line Shape Characteristics

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    Milosavljevic, Vladimir [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O.B. 368, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); School of Physics Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (Ireland)

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the basis of the experimentally determined 26 prominent neutral neon (Ne I) line shapes (in the 3s-3p, 3s-3p', 3s'-3p', 3s'-3p and 3p-3d transitions) the basic plasma parameters i.e. electron temperature (T) and electron density (N) have been obtained using the line deconvolution procedure, in a plasma created in a linear, low-pressure, pulsed arc operated in pure neon. The mentioned plasma parameters have also been measured using independent experimental diagnostics techniques. Agreement has been found among the two sets of the obtained parameters. This recommends the deconvolution procedure for plasma diagnostical purposes. Self-confidence of the method has checked using Ne I spectral lines which originate from different energy levels. The advance used of the method has been done in the way to find energy level from which it does not existing any more assumption of LTE.This method may be of interest also in astrophysics where direct measurements of the main plasma parameters (T and N) are not possible. With the development of space born spectroscopy the good quality spectra will be enabling to use this method. The separate electron (We) and ion (Wi) contributions to the total Stark width (Wt), which have not been measured so far, have also been obtained for neon spectral lines. The measured and calculated We data are compared to available theoretical We values. It has found stronger influence of the ion contribution to the Ne I lines shape than the predicted ones calculated by the current theory. It has also tested the ion contribution to the Ne II lines shape. Small influence of the ion contribution to the some Ne II line shape has evidenced.

  1. Rimmed and edge thickened stodola shaped flywheel. [Patent application

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    Kulkarni, S.V.; Stone, R.G.

    1980-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A flywheel is described that is useful for energy storage in a hybrid vehicle automotive power system or in some stationary applications. The flywheel has a body composed of essentially planar isotropic high strength material. The flywheel body is enclosed by a rim of circumferentially wound fiber embedded in resin. The rim promotes flywheel safety and survivability. The flywheel has a truncated and edge thickened Stodola shape designed to optimize system mass and energy storage capability.

  2. Goal Orientation as Shaping the Firm's Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance

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    Webb, Justin W.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    . Coombs Oi-man Kwok Laszlo Tihanyi Head of Department, Murray Barrick December 2009 Major Subject: Management iii ABSTRACT Goal Orientation as Shaping the Firm?s Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance. (December 2009... Ireland and Mike Hitt, and my committee members, Laszlo Tihanyi, Joe Coombs, and Oi-man Kwok. I was exceptionally fortunate to have each of these individuals serve on my committee. I was provided extraordinary freedom in deciding my topic of interest...

  3. Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped

  4. Power Corrections to Event Shapes with Mass-Dependent Operators

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    Vicent Mateu; Iain W. Stewart; Jesse Thaler

    2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce an operator depending on the "transverse velocity" r that describes the effect of hadron masses on the leading 1/Q power correction to event-shape observables. Here, Q is the scale of the hard collision. This work builds on earlier studies of mass effects by Salam and Wicke and of operators by Lee and Sterman. Despite the fact that different event shapes have different hadron mass dependence, we provide a simple method to identify universality classes of event shapes whose power corrections depend on a common nonperturbative parameter. We also develop an operator basis to show that at a fixed value of Q, the power corrections for many classic observables can be determined by two independent nonperturbative matrix elements at the 10% level. We compute the anomalous dimension of the transverse velocity operator, which is multiplicative in r and causes the power correction to exhibit non-trivial dependence on Q. The existence of universality classes and the relevance of anomalous dimensions are reproduced by the hadronization models in Pythia 8 and Herwig++, though the two programs differ in the values of their low-energy matrix elements.

  5. First Observation of the {Lambda}(1405) Line Shape in Electroproduction

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    Iowa State U.; Carnegie Mellon U.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the first observation of the line shape of the {Lambda}(1405) from electroproduction, and show that it is not a simple Breit-Wigner resonance. Electroproduction of K{sup +}{Lambda}(1405) off the proton was studied by using data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab in the range 1.0shape. In our fits, the line shape corresponds approximately to predictions of a two-pole meson-baryon picture of the {Lambda}(1405), with a lower mass pole near 1368 MeV/c{sup 2} and a higher mass pole near 1423 MeV/c{sup 2}. Furthermore, with increasing photon virtuality the mass distribution shifts toward the higher mass pole.

  6. High-speed pulse-shape generator, pulse multiplexer

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    Burkhart, Scott C. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention combines arbitrary amplitude high-speed pulses for precision pulse shaping for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The circuitry combines arbitrary height pulses which are generated by replicating scaled versions of a trigger pulse and summing them delayed in time on a pulse line. The combined electrical pulses are connected to an electro-optic modulator which modulates a laser beam. The circuit can also be adapted to combine multiple channels of high speed data into a single train of electrical pulses which generates the optical pulses for very high speed optical communication. The invention has application in laser pulse shaping for inertial confinement fusion, in optical data links for computers, telecommunications, and in laser pulse shaping for atomic excitation studies. The invention can be used to effect at least a 10.times. increase in all fiber communication lines. It allows a greatly increased data transfer rate between high-performance computers. The invention is inexpensive enough to bring high-speed video and data services to homes through a super modem.

  7. Method for loading shape memory polymer gripper mechanisms

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    Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Fitch, Joseph P. (Livermore, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for loading deposit material, such as an embolic coil, into a shape memory polymer (SMP) gripping/release mechanism. The apparatus enables the application of uniform pressure to secure a grip by the SMP mechanism on the deposit material via differential pressure between, for example, vacuum within the SMP mechanism and hydrostatic water pressure on the exterior of the SMP mechanism. The SMP tubing material of the mechanism is heated to above the glass transformation temperature (Tg) while reshaping, and subsequently cooled to below Tg to freeze the shape. The heating and/or cooling may, for example, be provided by the same water applied for pressurization or the heating can be applied by optical fibers packaged to the SMP mechanism for directing a laser beam, for example, thereunto. At a point of use, the deposit material is released from the SMP mechanism by reheating the SMP material to above the temperature Tg whereby it returns to its initial shape. The reheating of the SMP material may be carried out by injecting heated fluid (water) through an associated catheter or by optical fibers and an associated beam of laser light, for example.

  8. Fractionation by shape in deterministic lateral displacement microfluidic devices

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    Jiang, Mingliang; Drazer, German

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the migration of particles of different geometrical shapes and sizes in a scaled-up model of a gravity-driven deterministic lateral displacement (g-DLD) device. Specifically, particles move through a square array of cylindrical posts as they settle under the action of gravity. We performed experiments that cover a broad range of orientations of the driving force (gravity) with respect to the columns (or rows) in the square array of posts. We observe that as the forcing angle increases particles initially locked to move parallel to the columns in the array begin to move across the columns of obstacles and migrate at angles different from zero. We measure the probability that a particle would move across a column of obstacles, and define the critical angle {\\theta}c as the forcing angle at which this probability is 1/2. We show that critical angle depends both on particle size and shape, thus enabling both size- and shape-based separations. Finally, we show that using the diameter of the inscribe...

  9. MAPPING THE X-SHAPED MILKY WAY BULGE

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    Saito, R. K.; Zoccali, M.; Minniti, D. [Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago 22 (Chile); McWilliam, A. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, Pasadena, CA 91101-1292 (United States); Gonzalez, O. A. [European Southern Observatory, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Hill, V., E-mail: rsaito@astro.puc.cl, E-mail: mzoccali@astro.puc.cl, E-mail: dante@astro.puc.cl, E-mail: andy@obs.carnegiescience.edu, E-mail: ogonzale@eso.org, E-mail: vanessa.hill@oca.eu [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, B.P. 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France)

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyzed the distribution of the red clump (RC) stars throughout the Galactic bulge using Two Micron All Sky Survey data. We mapped the position of the RC in 1 deg{sup 2} fields within the area |l| {<=} 8.{sup 0}5 and 3.{sup 0}5 {<=} |b| {<=} 8.{sup 0}5, for a total of 170 deg{sup 2}. The single RC seen in the central area splits into two components at high Galactic longitudes in both hemispheres, produced by two structures at different distances along the same line of sight. The X-shape is clearly visible in the Z-X plane for longitudes close to the l = 0{sup 0} axis. Crude measurements of the space densities of RC stars in the bright and faint RC populations are consistent with the adopted RC distances, providing further supporting evidence that the X-structure is real, and that there is approximate front-back symmetry in our bulge fields. We conclude that the Milky Way bulge has an X-shaped structure within |l| {approx}< 2{sup 0}, seen almost edge-on with respect to the line of sight. Additional deep near-infrared photometry extending into the innermost bulge regions combined with spectroscopic data is needed in order to discriminate among the different possibilities that can cause the observed X-shaped structure.

  10. Shape memory properties and microstructural evolution of rapidly solidified CuAlBe alloys

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    Ergen, Semra, E-mail: semraergengop@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat 60240 (Turkey); Uzun, Orhan, E-mail: orhan.uzun@beun.edu.tr [Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak 67100 (Turkey); Yilmaz, Fikret, E-mail: fikretyilmaz79@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat 60240 (Turkey); Kiliçaslan, M. Fatih, E-mail: fatihkilicaslan@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu 66100 (Turkey)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, the effects of Be addition on the microstructure and phase transformation temperatures of Cu–12Al–xBe (x = 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6 wt.%) shape memory alloys fabricated by using the arc-melting and melt-spinning techniques have been investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the arc-melted alloys consisted of austenitic ?{sub 1}, martensitic ?{sub 1}? and ?{sub 2} precipitate phases, whereas melt-spun ribbons were composed of a fully martensitic phase. The average grain size of martensitic phases in melt-spun ribbons was determined by electron microscopy images, showing a decrease with increasing Beryllium (Be) amount. Moreover, it was found that the Be addition in the arc-melted alloys had a distinct effect on the morphology of the ?{sub 2} precipitate phase. Transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that the thickness of martensitic plates in the melt-spun ribbons reduced with increasing Be addition. In a differential scanning calorimeter analysis, no martensitic transformation (M{sub s}) peak was observed in arc-melted alloys, but it was clearly detected in melt-spun ribbons, in which M{sub s} decreased dramatically with increasing Be addition. The improvement in the shape memory ability of melt-spun ribbons was explained in terms of the refinement in grain size and martensitic plates. - Highlights: • The CuAlBe SMAs were produced by means of arc-melter and melt-spinner techniques. • MT was directly obtained in melt-spuns without any intermediate process. • The transformation temperatures decreased with increasing Be amount. • The thickness of martensitic plates in the ribbons reduced with increasing Be. • SMP of CuAl was improved by the addition of Be together with rapid solidification.

  11. CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS AND UPSCALING OF DEFORMABLE POROUS MEDIA

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    Popov, Peter

    : Aerospace Engineering #12;CONSTITUTIVE MODELLING OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS AND UPSCALING OF DEFORMABLE POROUSCONSTITUTIVE MODELLING OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS AND UPSCALING OF DEFORMABLE POROUS MEDIA. Reed (Head of Department) May 2005 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering #12;iii ABSTRACT Constitutive

  12. Carbon Fillers for Actuation of Electroactive Thermoset Shape Memory Polyurethane Composites by Resistive Heating 

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    Yu, Ya-Jen

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The shape memory polymer (SMP) is one type of smart material with shape memory effect. SMP’s recovery can be actuated by external energy, such as heat. However, traditional direct heating limits potential applications of ...

  13. Effect of Aging Heat Treatments on Ni52Ti48 Shape Memory Alloy 

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    Akin, Erhan

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    temperatures, microstructural evolution, and shape memory behavior were investigated for a Ni52Ti48 shape memory alloy (SMA) by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and thermo-mechanical testing...

  14. Reinforcement Learning for Active Length Control and Hysteresis Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys

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    Kirkpatrick, Kenton C.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape Memory Alloy actuators can be used for morphing, or shape change, by controlling their temperature, which is effectively done by applying a voltage difference across their length. Control of these actuators requires determination...

  15. Carbon Fillers for Actuation of Electroactive Thermoset Shape Memory Polyurethane Composites by Resistive Heating

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    Yu, Ya-Jen

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The shape memory polymer (SMP) is one type of smart material with shape memory effect. SMP’s recovery can be actuated by external energy, such as heat. However, traditional direct heating limits potential applications of the SMP device. Thus...

  16. Dynamic shape factors for hydox-generated plutonium dioxide-type non-sperical objects 

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    Lohaus, James Harold

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamic shape factors of HYDOX-generated plutonium dioxide-type non-spherical objects were estimated with computational methods. Leith's empirical methods were used to modify classical Stokes's law for aerosol dynamics (1987). The dynamic shape...

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

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    Mayes, John Jeramy

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Shape memory and superelasticity in polycrystalline Cu-Al-Ni microwires

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    Chen, Ying

    We report a strategy to significantly improve the ductility and achieve large superelastic and shape memory strains in polycrystalline Cu–Al–Ni shape memory alloys that are normally brittle. We use a liquid-phase (Taylor) ...

  19. Thermomechanical behavior at the nanoscale and size effects in shape memory alloys

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    San Juan, Jose

    Shape memory alloys (SMA) undergo reversible martensitic transformation in response to changes in temperature or applied stress, resulting in the properties of superelasticity and shape memory. At present, there is high ...

  20. (, 310027) An Efficient Method for Surface Simplification Based On Variational Shape

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    Liu, Ligang

    mesh ( chart rox (a) bunny , 69451 c) Fig. 1 Flow of variational shape app imation 1 #12;4 3 of the model. The paper presents a local greedy algorithm to minimize the energy defined by variational shape

  1. Combined One-Way and Two-Way Shape Memory in a Glass-Forming Nematic Network

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Combined One-Way and Two-Way Shape Memory in a Glass-Forming Nematic Network Haihu Qin, and Patrick; ReVised Manuscript ReceiVed NoVember 17, 2008 ABSTRACT: Past research in the field of shape memory) shape memory. While one-way shape memory polymers allow indefinite fixing of a temporary shape until

  2. Can 3D Shape of the Face Reveal your Age? Baiqiang Xia1,3

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    (appearance of wrinkles). The shape changes of faces continues from adulthood to old age. With the droops

  3. Design of pressure vessels using shape optimization: An integrated approach R.C. Carbonari a

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    , and focuses on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tank design by means of shape optimization techniques. This paper

  4. Control of ultrafast electron dynamics with shaped femtosecond laser pulses: from atoms to solids

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    Peinke, Joachim

    Control of ultrafast electron dynamics with shaped femtosecond laser pulses: from atoms to solids;1. Introduction In coherent control shaped femtosecond laser pulses are used as a tool to steer the ultrafast focus on advanced control of ultrafast electron dynamics with shaped femtosecond laser pulses

  5. A Free Energy Model for Thin-film Shape Memory Alloys Jordan E. Massad*1

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 ABSTRACT Thin-film shape memory alloysA Free Energy Model for Thin-film Shape Memory Alloys Jordan E. Massad*1 , Ralph C. Smith1 and Greg comparison with thin-film NiTi superelastic hysteresis data. Keywords: Shape memory alloy model; thin film

  6. Mechanisms of triple-shape polymeric composites due to dual thermal transitions

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    ­glass transition to fix one temporary shape, and an interpenetrating crystallizable PCL fiber network providing for crystallizable shape memory polymers (the fiber network) is developed to describe t-SME. The model includes,bcd Christian B. Iversen,bc Patrick T. Mather,bc Martin L. Dunna and H. Jerry Qi*a Shape memory polymers (SMPs

  7. APS/123-QED Probing Nuclear Shapes Close to the Fission Limit with the GDR in 216

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    Benzoni, Giovanna

    APS/123-QED Probing Nuclear Shapes Close to the Fission Limit with the GDR in 216 Rn M. Kmiecik1. INTRODUCTION The mechanism of nuclear fission induced by fast ro- tation and the nuclear shape evolution information about the nuclear shape evolution along the fission path, it is possible to use at least two

  8. Nonlinear Hamiltonian modelling of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy based Jean-Yves Gauthier ,a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Nonlinear Hamiltonian modelling of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy based actuators Jean-Yves Gauthier and control a mechatronic system using Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys. In this aim, an original dynamical modelling of a Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy based actuator is presented. Energy-based techniques are used

  9. Shape memory poly(3-caprolactone)-co-poly(ethylene glycol) foams with body temperature triggering and

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Shape memory poly(3-caprolactone)-co-poly(ethylene glycol) foams with body temperature triggering the fabrication of porous foams with shape memory triggering at body temperature. Employing a modified porogen are crosslinked via thiol­ene chemistry to generate highly porous foam scaffolds with shape memory capacity

  10. Scheduling tree-shaped task graphs to minimize memory and makespan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Scheduling tree-shaped task graphs to minimize memory and makespan Loris Marchal CNRS experimental evaluation using realistic trees. Keywords-scheduling; makespan-memory tradeoff; tree- shaped task.vivien@inria.fr Abstract--This paper investigates the execution of tree- shaped task graphs using multiple processors. Each

  11. Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy and Actuator J. Y. Gauthier, A. Hubert, J. Abadie, N. Chaillet

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy and Actuator Design J. Y. Gauthier, A. Hubert, J. Abadie, N. Chaillet and distributed actuation. In this area, Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys (MSMA) are possible candidates. If a lot because they have large strain (about 10%) as the classical shape memory alloys (SMA), but can provide

  12. Data-driven Techniques to Estimate Parameters in the Homogenized Energy Model for Shape Memory Alloys

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    Data-driven Techniques to Estimate Parameters in the Homogenized Energy Model for Shape Memory. In this paper, we focus on the homogenized energy model for shape memory alloys (SMA). Specifically, we develop parameters are compared to the initial estimates. 1 Introduction Shape memory alloys (SMA) are novel

  13. EXISTENCE AND NONEXISTENCE FOR THE FULL THERMOMECHANICAL SOUZA-AURICCHIO MODEL OF SHAPE MEMORY WIRES

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    EXISTENCE AND NONEXISTENCE FOR THE FULL THERMOMECHANICAL SOUZA-AURICCHIO MODEL OF SHAPE MEMORY thermomechanical quasi-static evolution of a shape memory wire described by the Souza-Auricchio constitutive model no such restriction, the original Souza-Auricchio model is ill-posed. Key words. Shape Memory Alloys, Thermomechanics

  14. Modeling the essential atomistic influence in the phase transformation dynamics of shape memory materials

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    Melnik, Roderick

    Modeling the essential atomistic influence in the phase transformation dynamics of shape memory of multivariant phase transformation in shape memory alloy has been developed. This paper is focused on linking Shape memory effects in alloys are observed due to the existence of large differences in the variants

  15. On the Design of Shape Memory Alloy Wire Bundle Actuators Kathryn J. De Laurentis1

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    On the Design of Shape Memory Alloy Wire Bundle Actuators Kathryn J. De Laurentis1 , Avi Fisch2 the optimization of the design of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) muscle wire bundle actuators. Current literature. In this paper, we studied the optimal design of Nickel Titanium Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) based actuators. SMAs

  16. Dynamic thermo-mechanical coupling and size effects in finite shape memory alloy nanostructures

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    Melnik, Roderick

    Dynamic thermo-mechanical coupling and size effects in finite shape memory alloy nanostructures R 2012 Accepted 24 May 2012 Keywords: Shape memory effects Thermo-mechanical coupling Nanowires Phase of martensitic transformations in shape memory alloy (SMA) constrained finite nanostructures is studied using

  17. MELT-MEDIATED LASER CRYSTALLIZATION OF THIN FILM NITI SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    1 MELT-MEDIATED LASER CRYSTALLIZATION OF THIN FILM NITI SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS Paper (M406) Andrew J zones within an as sputter- deposited amorphous matrix. Since shape memory responses stem from not only spatial control over the shape memory response, but potentially, through proper use of operational

  18. A continuum thermodynamics formulation for micro-magneto-mechanics with applications to ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

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    to ferromagnetic shape memory alloys Chad M. Landis à Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Keywords: Phase transformation Twinning Constitutive behavior Ferromagnetic shape memory material Sensors the magnetic domain wall and the martensite twin boundary in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

  19. Strain rate dependence of deformation mechanisms in a NiTiCr shape-memory alloy

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    Strain rate dependence of deformation mechanisms in a Ni­Ti­Cr shape-memory alloy Sia Nemat of a Ni­Ti­Cr shape-memory alloy is investigated at various initial temperatures, over a wide range significantly affects the superelastic and yielding behavior of this shape-memory alloy within the superelastic

  20. Soft Bacterial Polyester-Based Shape Memory Nanocomposites Featuring Reconfigurable Nanostructure

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Soft Bacterial Polyester-Based Shape Memory Nanocomposites Featuring Reconfigurable Nanostructure; published online 13 December 2011 DOI: 10.1002/polb.23021 ABSTRACT: In this work, a novel soft shape memory even in the fixed state. Taking advantage of the shape memory ability as well as the softness

  1. A Dynamic Model for Phase Transformations in 3D Samples of Shape Memory Alloys

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    Melnik, Roderick

    A Dynamic Model for Phase Transformations in 3D Samples of Shape Memory Alloys D.R. Mahapatra and R Introduction Modelling of dynamics of phase transformations (PT) in Shape Memory Al- loys (SMAs) under which assist the researchers in designing new materials and devices by harnessing the shape memory

  2. Microstructure of Martensite: Why it forms and how it gives rise to the shape memory effect

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    Cambridge, University of

    Microstructure of Martensite: Why it forms and how it gives rise to the shape­ memory effect transformations that is the essence of many types of shape memory behaviour. Bhattacharya's book does not profess of view of the shape memory effect. By mi- crostructure, he means the arrangement and symmetry of plates

  3. QUASISTATIC ISOTHERMAL EVOLUTION OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS SERGIO FRIGERI, PAVEL KREJCI, AND ULISSE STEFANELLI

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    QUASISTATIC ISOTHERMAL EVOLUTION OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS SERGIO FRIGERI, PAVEL KREJC´I, AND ULISSE evolution of a polycrystalline shape memory alloy. The model, originally proposed by Auricchio, Taylor-discretization procedure. Key words: Shape Memory Alloys, Quasistatic evolution, Existence, Time-discretization. AMS

  4. Materials Science and Engineering A 438440 (2006) 427430 Mechanically induced phase combination in shape memory

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    Melnik, Roderick

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in shape memory alloys by Chebyshev collocation methods L.X. Wanga,, Roderick V.N. Melnikb a MCI, Faculty Abstract A mathematical model is constructed to simulate the martensitic phase combinations in shape memory conditions demonstrate that the phase combinations between martensite variants in the 2D shape memory alloy

  5. A RATE-INDEPENDENT MODEL FOR PERMANENT INELASTIC EFFECTS IN SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    A RATE-INDEPENDENT MODEL FOR PERMANENT INELASTIC EFFECTS IN SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS MICHELA ELEUTERI for isothermal stress-induced transforma- tion in shape memory polycrystalline materials in presence of permanent of the model to reduced/former ones by means of a rigorous -convergence analysis. 1. Introduction Shape-memory

  6. Crystallographic texture for tube and plate of the superelastic/shape-memory alloy Nitinol used for

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    Ritchie, Robert

    Crystallographic texture for tube and plate of the superelastic/shape-memory alloy Nitinol used in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.30214 Abstract: The superelastic/shape-memory equiatomic nickel­titanium alloy known for its shape memory, superelastic properties, and biocompatibility

  7. Control Method for a 3D Form Display with Coil-type Shape Memory Alloy

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    Tachi, Susumu

    Control Method for a 3D Form Display with Coil-type Shape Memory Alloy Masashi Nakatani1 , Hiroyuki.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp Abstract - We previously proposed a new 3D form display actuated by shape memory alloy (SMA), which of the shape memory alloy with a simple matrix drive circuit. This type of drive circuit can dramatically

  8. On modeling shape memory polymers as thermoelastic two-phase composite materials

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On modeling shape memory polymers as thermoelastic two-phase composite materials P. Gilormini, J the experimentally observed mechanical behavior of some shape memory polymers. It considers a purely thermoelastic. Mecanique xxx (2011). Key words: Shape memory ; Polymers Mots-clés : Mémoire de forme ; Polymères Email

  9. Fatigue-crack propagation in Nitinol, a shape-memory and superelastic endovascular stent material

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    Ritchie, Robert

    Fatigue-crack propagation in Nitinol, a shape-memory and superelastic endovascular stent material A; fatigue; shape-memory; super- elastic INTRODUCTION There has been increasing interest in the biomedical during the 1960s for its shape-memory behavior (Fig. 1).1,2 This effect is a result of an athermal

  10. Dimensionality Effects on the Markov Property in Shape Memory Alloy Hysteretic Environment

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    Valasek, John

    Dimensionality Effects on the Markov Property in Shape Memory Alloy Hysteretic Environment Kenton College Station, TX, USA kentonkirk@gmail.com and valasek@tamu.edu Abstract-- Shape Memory Alloy actuators environment of Shape Memory Alloy hysteresis can become Markovian by means of increasing the dimensionality

  11. Experimental comparison of classical pid and model-free control: position control of a shape memory

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Experimental comparison of classical pid and model-free control: position control of a shape memory://www.ensieta.fr Universit´e europ´eenne de Bretagne, France Abstract Shape memory alloys (sma) are more and more integrated in engineering applications. These materials with their shape memory effect permit to sim- 6 This work

  12. Phase Field Dynamic Modelling of Shape Memory Alloys Based on Isogeometric Analysis

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    Gomez, Hector

    Phase Field Dynamic Modelling of Shape Memory Alloys Based on Isogeometric Analysis Rakesh Dhote1 transformations, phase-field model, Ginzburg-Landau theory, nonlinear thermo-elasticity. Abstract. Shape Memory. Introduction Shape Memory Alloys have attracted considerable attention of physicists, engineers and mathemati

  13. Original hybrid control for robotic structures using Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys actuators

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Original hybrid control for robotic structures using Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys actuators Jean Shape Memory Alloy, nonlinear, dynamics, hysteresis. I. INTRODUCTION In mechatronic field and specially micro-mechatronic, active materials are mostly used as actuators. Among these, Magnetic Shape Memory

  14. Switching periodic membranes via pattern transformation and shape memory Jongmin Shim,b

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    Switching periodic membranes via pattern transformation and shape memory effect Jie Li,a Jongmin in shape memory polymer (SMP) membranes consisting of a hexagonal array of micron-sized circular holes a stamp. In both scenarios, the original color displays can be recovered. Introduction Shape memory

  15. Cite this: RSC Advances, 2013, 3, Water-triggered shape memory of multiblock

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Cite this: RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 15783 Water-triggered shape memory of multiblock thermoplastic of a water-triggered shape memory polymer (SMP) family, PCL­PEG based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs and recovery ratios were substantially improved using this new shape memory programming method, the mechanism

  16. Shape Memory and Pseudoelasticity in Metal Nanowires Harold S. Park,1,* Ken Gall,2

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    Lin, Xi

    Shape Memory and Pseudoelasticity in Metal Nanowires Harold S. Park,1,* Ken Gall,2 and Jonathan A nanowires can exhibit both shape memory and pseudoelastic behavior. We also show that the formation to show a reversible transition between two crystal orientations during loading and thus shape memory

  17. Dynamic cell behavior on shape memory polymer substrates Kevin A. Davis a,b

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Dynamic cell behavior on shape memory polymer substrates Kevin A. Davis a,b , Kelly A. Burke b: Cell culture Shape memory Thermally responsive material Surface topography a b s t r a c t Cell culture-responsive cell culture system that uses shape memory polymer (SMP) substrates that are programmed to change

  18. Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation A. J. Birnbaum, G://jap.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation A. J. Birnbaum,a G and mechanism are presented for controlling the shape memory response spatially within monolithic NiTi thin film

  19. A Homogenized Free Energy Model for Hysteresis in Thin-film Shape Memory Alloys

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    A Homogenized Free Energy Model for Hysteresis in Thin-film Shape Memory Alloys Jordan E. Massad1-8205 Abstract Thin-film shape memory alloys (SMAs) have become excellent candidates for mi- croactuator- lustrate aspects of the model through comparison with thin-film SMA superelastic and shape memory effect

  20. Ferroelectrics 342:73-82, 2006 Computational Modeling of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Thin Films

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    Luskin, Mitchell

    1 Ferroelectrics 342:73-82, 2006 Computational Modeling of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Thin Films J films of Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloys in response to the application of a magnetic field: ferromagnetic, shape memory, active thin film, computational modeling INTRODUCTION The Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic

  1. LOCAL DISPLACEMENTS AND LOAD TRANSFER OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS IN POLYMERIC MATRICES

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    Sottos, Nancy R.

    LOCAL DISPLACEMENTS AND LOAD TRANSFER OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS IN POLYMERIC MATRICES BY KRISHNA D-Champaign, 1997 Urbana, Illinois #12;iii LOCAL DISPLACEMENTS AND LOAD TRANSFER OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS IN POLYMERIC of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997 Nancy R. Sottos, Advisor ABSTRACT Shape memory alloy (SMA) materials can

  2. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Design strategies for shape memory polymers

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Design strategies for shape memory polymers Xiaofan Luo* and Patrick T Mather Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are polymeric materials capable of recovering from a `fixed elements are required for a polymer to exhibit useful shape memory: a network structure that defines

  3. Thermoelastic strain in polycrystalline FePd shape memory alloy thin film Jun Hyun Han a,

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    Thermoelastic strain in polycrystalline Fe­Pd shape memory alloy thin film Jun Hyun Han a, , Juil shape memory alloy Elastic modulus Wrinkling Thermoelastic strain in a polycrystalline Fe­Pd thin film due to shape memory effect was determined from Hooke's law using the measured residual stress

  4. Review of progress in shape-memory polymers and P. T. Mather*b

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Review of progress in shape-memory polymers C. Liu,a H. Qinb and P. T. Mather*b Received 2nd DOI: 10.1039/b615954k Shape-memory polymers (SMPs) have attracted significant attention from both examines progress in shape-memory polymers, including the very recent past, achieved by numerous groups

  5. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Characterization of Shape Memory Alloy Behavior and

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    Valasek, John

    1 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Characterization of Shape Memory Alloy-controllable structures based on Shape Memory Alloy materials have the potential to provide advanced aircraft accurate models of the voltage/current-force/deformation relationships of the Shape Memory Alloy materials

  6. A model problem concerning recoverable strains of shape-memory polycrystals

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A model problem concerning recoverable strains of shape-memory polycrystals K. Bhattacharya(1- tivated by the study of the shape-memory effect in polycrystalline media. Specifi- cally, it numerically This paper addresses a model problem of nonlinear homogenization in the plane motivated by the shape-memory

  7. Self-Folding Origami: Shape Memory Composites Activated by Uniform Heating

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    Wood, Robert

    Self-Folding Origami: Shape Memory Composites Activated by Uniform Heating Michael T. Tolley1 systems. Here, self- folding origami are presented, which consist of shape memory composites materials and tools. The folding mechanism based on the in-plane contraction of a sheet of shape memory

  8. Phase transitions in shape memory alloys with hyperbolic heat conduction and differential-algebraic models

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    Melnik, Roderick

    Phase transitions in shape memory alloys with hyperbolic heat conduction and differential are given. Keywords Phase transitions, Shape memory alloys, Hyperbolic heat conduction 1 Introduction One-called solid­solid phase transformations, in ``smart'' materials known as shape memory alloys (SMAs

  9. Evolution of microstructure during shape memory cycling of a main-chain liquid crystalline elastomer

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Evolution of microstructure during shape memory cycling of a main-chain liquid crystalline Available online 28 March 2013 Keywords: Liquid crystalline elastomer Shape memory polymer Polymer microstructure a b s t r a c t The field of shape memory polymers (SMPs) has been dominated by polymeric systems

  10. Crystallization kinetics of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films

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    Crystallization kinetics of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films Xi Wang, Joost J. Vlassak rights reserved. Keywords: Shape memory alloy thin films; Crystallization kinetics; Activation energy; Grain size 1. Introduction Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are active materials that derive their unique

  11. A macroscopic 1D model for shape memory alloys including asymmetric behaviors and

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    A macroscopic 1D model for shape memory alloys including asymmetric behaviors and transformation behavior of shape memory alloys (SMAs) has been widely growing in last years because of the in- creasing reproduce main macroscopic SMA behaviors (i.e., superelasticity and shape-memory effect), with- out however

  12. Active Position Control of a Shape Memory Alloy Wire Actuated Composite Beam

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    Active Position Control of a Shape Memory Alloy Wire Actuated Composite Beam Gangbing Songa, Bth the design and experiment results of active position control of a shape memory alloy (SMA) wires actuated composite beam. The composite beam is honeycomb structured with shape memory alloy wires embedded in one

  13. Nonlinear dynamics of shape memory alloy oscillators in tuning structural vibration frequencies

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    Melnik, Roderick

    Nonlinear dynamics of shape memory alloy oscillators in tuning structural vibration frequencies adjustment Shape memory alloys Dynamics Control Thermo-mechanical coupling Hysteresis Applications Phase transformations a b s t r a c t Shape memory alloy (SMA) is one of the novel advanced functional

  14. A macroscopic model for magnetic shape-memory single crystals Anne-Laure Bessoud

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    A macroscopic model for magnetic shape-memory single crystals Anne-Laure Bessoud Martin Kruz Souza-Auricchio model for shape memory alloys is here combined with classical micro recoverable strains can be induced by thermo-mechanical and/or magnetic treatment. As ordinary shape memory

  15. Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    Functionally grading the shape memory response in NiTi films: Laser irradiation A. J. Birnbaum,a G and mechanism are presented for controlling the shape memory response spatially within monolithic NiTi thin film and exhibits control over aspects of the mechanical and shape memory responses as well. Specifically

  16. WELL-POSEDNESS OF A THERMO-MECHANICAL MODEL FOR SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS UNDER TENSION

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    Stefanelli, Ulisse

    WELL-POSEDNESS OF A THERMO-MECHANICAL MODEL FOR SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS UNDER TENSION PAVEL KREJC´I AND ULISSE STEFANELLI Abstract. We present a model of the full thermo-mechanical evolution of a shape memory on a time-discretization of the problem are provided. 1. Introduction Shape memory alloys (SMAs) belong

  17. A 3-D constitutive model for shape memory alloys incorporating pseudoelasticity and

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    Popov, Peter

    A 3-D constitutive model for shape memory alloys incorporating pseudoelasticity and detwinning&M University, TX 77843-3404, USA Abstract A 3-D constitutive model for polycrystalline Shape Memory Alloys demonstrate the capabilities of the model. Key words: Shape Memory Alloy, reorientation, detwinning 1

  18. Model Development for Shape Memory Polymers Ryan D. Siskinda and Ralph C. Smithb

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    Model Development for Shape Memory Polymers Ryan D. Siskinda and Ralph C. Smithb Department relationship in shape memory polymers (SMPs) has drawn considerable atten- tion in many fields ranging from larger than in shape memory alloys (SMAs). At high temperatures, SMPs share attributes with compliant

  19. An experimental study of the superelastic effect in a shape-memory Nitinol alloy

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    Ritchie, Robert

    An experimental study of the superelastic effect in a shape-memory Nitinol alloy under biaxial; received in revised form 10 September 2002 Abstract Constitutive laws for shape-memory alloys subjected (thickness/radius ratio of 1:10) of the polycrystalline superelastic/shape-memory alloy Nitinol using various

  20. Applicability of Shape Memory Alloy Wire for an Active, Soft Orthotic

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    Napp, Nils

    Applicability of Shape Memory Alloy Wire for an Active, Soft Orthotic Leia Stirling, Chih-Han Yu muscle atrophy. In this study, we examined NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA) wires that were annealed material could be appropriate for slower timescale applications. Keywords gait, orthotic, shape memory

  1. Bowtie-Shaped Microwells 1 From: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 370

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    Chen, Christopher S.

    Bowtie-Shaped Microwells 1 1 From: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 370: Adhesion Protein­Cell Adhesion Using Bowtie-Shaped Microwells Celeste M. Nelson, Wendy F. Liu, and Christopher S. Chen Summary­substratum adhesion. Using microfabri- cated stamps of poly(dimethylsiloxane), we construct bowtie-shaped agarose

  2. SHAPE OPTIMIZATION WITH STOKES CONSTRAINTS OVER THE SET OF AXISYMMETRIC DOMAINS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SHAPE OPTIMIZATION WITH STOKES CONSTRAINTS OVER THE SET OF AXISYMMETRIC DOMAINS MAITINE BERGOUNIOUX AND YANNICK PRIVAT Abstract. In this paper, we are interested in the study of shape optimizations problems these assumptions to get some topological properties. We formulate the (shape) optimization problem using different

  3. Integration of Local and Global Shape Analysis for Logo Classification Jan Neumanna

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    Samet, Hanan

    Integration of Local and Global Shape Analysis for Logo Classification Jan Neumanna , Hanan Sameta@cs.umd.edu, ayas@il.ibm.com A comparison is made of global and local methods for the shape analysis of logos a similarity metric on the logos. As representatives for the two classes of methods, we use the negative shape

  4. A novel exponent in the Equilibrium Shape of Crystals

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    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    along the whole phase boundary and in an arbitrary direction. A possible experimental ... As the temperature is raised, thermal fluctuations bring about a rounding of the edges where planes .... of the top layer of atoms. In terms of the original ...

  5. Membrane shape as a reporter for applied forces Supplemental Material

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    Phillips, Rob

    by the canonical theory of bilayer membranes, proposed independently by Helfrich, Canham and Evans [1­3]: E = M d2G is the Gaussian bending modulus. By the Gauss- Bonnet theorem, the second term in the bending energy k

  6. Semantic Features for Classifying Referring Search Terms

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    May, Chandler J.; Henry, Michael J.; McGrath, Liam R.; Bell, Eric B.; Marshall, Eric J.; Gregory, Michelle L.

    2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    When an internet user clicks on a result in a search engine, a request is submitted to the destination web server that includes a referrer field containing the search terms given by the user. Using this information, website owners can analyze the search terms leading to their websites to better understand their visitors needs. This work explores some of the features that can be used for classification-based analysis of such referring search terms. We present initial results for the example task of classifying HTTP requests countries of origin. A system that can accurately predict the country of origin from query text may be a valuable complement to IP lookup methods which are susceptible to the obfuscation of dereferrers or proxies. We suggest that the addition of semantic features improves classifier performance in this example application. We begin by looking at related work and presenting our approach. After describing initial experiments and results, we discuss paths forward for this work.

  7. Long Term Innovative Technologies | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetterEconomy andTerms Loan TermsLong Island HTS Power CableLong

  8. Impact of Biodiesel on the Near-term Performance and Long-term...

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    Temperature and higher NO 2 :NOx have negligible impact on overall NOx Conversion Biodiesel Near-term Impacts Literature Review "Effect of Biodiesel Blends on Urea...

  9. HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON LASER ENGINEERED NET SHAPE (LENS) REPAIRED WELDMENTS

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    Korinko, P; Thad Adams, T

    2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    New methods of repairing mis-machined components are always of interest. In this study, an innovative method using Laser Engineered Net Shape{trademark} (LENS{reg_sign}) forming was used to repair intentionally mis-machined test articles. The components were repaired and subsequently hydrogen charged and burst tested. The LENS repair did not have an adverse effect on the solid state weld process that was used to repair the components. Hydrogen charged samples failed in a similar manner to the uncharged samples. Overall, the prospects for LENS repairing similar products are favorable and further work is encouraged.

  10. Shape memory alloy heat engines and energy harvesting systems

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    Browne, Alan L; Johnson, Nancy L; Keefe, Andrew C; Alexander, Paul W; Sarosi, Peter Maxwell; Herrera, Guillermo A; Yates, James Ryan

    2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A heat engine includes a first rotatable pulley and a second rotatable pulled spaced from the first rotatable pulley. A shape memory alloy (SMA) element is disposed about respective portions of the pulleys at an SMA pulley ratio. The SMA element includes first spring coil and a first fiber core within the first spring coil. A timing cable is disposed about disposed about respective portions of the pulleys at a timing pulley ratio, which is different than the SMA pulley ratio. The SMA element converts a thermal energy gradient between the hot region and the cold region into mechanical energy.

  11. Effect of shape reactivity on the rod-ejection accident

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    Neogy, P.; Carew, J.F.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The shape reactivity has a significant influence on the rod ejection accident. After the control rod is fully ejected from the core, the neutron flux undergoes a large reduction at the ejected rod location. The corresponding effect on the control reactivity is comparable in magnitude to the Doppler reactivity, and makes a significant contribution to limiting the power excursion during the transient. The neglect of this effect in point kinetics and space time synthesis analyses of the rod ejection accident may account in part for the large degree of conservatism usually associated with these analyses.

  12. Recent advances in wavefront shaping techniques for biomedical applications

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    Yu, Hyeonseung; Lee, KyoReh; Yoon, Jonghee; Kim, KyungDuk; Lee, Shinwha; Park, YongKeun

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the highly inhomogeneous distributions of refractive indexes, light propagation in complex media such as biological tissue experiences multiple light scattering events. The suppression and control of multiple light scattering events are investigated because they offer the possibility of optical focusing and imaging through biological tissues, and they may open new avenues for diagnosis and treatment of several human diseases. In order to provide insight into how new optical techniques can address the issues of multiple light scattering in biomedical applications, the recent progress in optical wavefront-shaping techniques is summarized.

  13. Sealed One Piece Battery Having A Prism Shape Container

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    Verhoog, Roelof (Bordeaux, FR); Barbotin, Jean-Loup (Pompignac, FR)

    2000-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A sealed one-piece battery having a prism-shaped container including: a tank consisting of a single plastic material, a member fixed and sealed to the tank and to partitions on the side of the tank opposite the transverse wall to seal the tank, two flanges fixed and sealed to longitudinal walls defining flow compartments for a heat-conducting fluid, and two tubes on the transverse wall of the tank forming an inlet and an outlet for fluid common to the compartments.

  14. Ring-shaped polariton lasing in pillar microcavities

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    Kalevich, V. K., E-mail: kalevich@solid.ioffe.ru; Afanasiev, M. M.; Lukoshkin, V. A.; Kavokin, K. V. [Spin Optics Laboratory, State University of Saint-Petersburg, 1, Ulianovskaya, 198504 St-Petersburg (Russian Federation); A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 26, Politechnicheskaya, 194021 St-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Tsintzos, S. I. [IESL-FORTH, P.O. Box 1527, 71110 Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Savvidis, P. G. [IESL-FORTH, P.O. Box 1527, 71110 Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Kavokin, A. V. [Spin Optics Laboratory, State University of Saint-Petersburg, 1, Ulianovskaya, 198504 St-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Physics and Astronomy School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO171BJ (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Optically generated exciton-polaritons in cylindric semiconductor pillar microcavity with embedded GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells demonstrate a clear polariton lasing regime. When exciting in the center of the pillar, we detect a ring-shaped emission, where the peak of intensity can be separated from the excitation spot by more than 10 ?m. The spatial coherence of the ring emission is verified by interferometry measurements. These observations are interpreted by drift of the exciton polariton condensate away from the excitation spot due to its repulsion from the exciton reservoir and by its spatial confinement by the pillar boundary.

  15. Signal shape recovery in gravitational-wave experiments

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    Babichenko, S.I.; Rudenko, V.N.; Yagola, A.G.

    1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer experiment demonstrates how one can recover the shape and parameters of an external pulse signal disturbing a gravitational detector equipped with a relaxation-type sensor circuit. A mathematical procedure is developed and solutions of this inverse problem are presented for some typical gravitational-wave bursts, allowing for the antenna noise fluctuations. If the pulse structure is fairly simple, it can be restored despite a low signal/noise ratio (approx.1). This advantage will be invaluable for future gravitational-wave and other delicate physical experiments.

  16. Characterization of shape memory alloys for safety mechanisms.

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    McLaughlin, Jarred T.; Buchheit, Thomas Edward; Massad, Jordan Elias

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are metals that exhibit large recoverable strains and exert large forces with tremendous energy densities. The behavior of SMAs is thermomechanically coupled. Their response to temperature is sensitive to their loading condition and their response to loading is sensitive to their thermal condition. This coupled behavior is not to be circumvented, but to be confronted and understood, since it is what manifests SMA's superior clamping performance. To reasonably characterize the coupled behavior of SMA clamping rings used in safety mechanisms, we conduct a series of experiments on SMA samples. The results of the tests will allow increased fidelity in modeling and failure analysis of parts.

  17. Nondestructive evaluation of Ni-Ti shape memory alloy

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    Meir, S.; Gordon, S.; Karsh, M.; Ayers, R.; Olson, D. L. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); Wiezman, A. [Netania (Israel)

    2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The nondestructive evaluation of nickel titanium (Ni-Ti) alloys for applications such as heat treatment for biomaterials applications (dental) and welding was investigated. Ni-Ti alloys and its ternary alloys are valued for mechanical properties in addition to the shape memory effect. Two analytical approaches were perused in this work. Assessment of the microstructure of the alloy that determines the martensitic start temperature (Ms) of Ni-Ti alloy as a function of heat treatment, and secondly, an attempt to evaluate a Friction Stir Welding, which involves thermo-mechanical processing of the alloy.

  18. Reconstruction of shapes of near symmetric and asymmetric objects

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    Pizlo, Zygmunt; Sawada, Tadamasa; Li, Yunfeng

    2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A system processes 2D images of 2D or 3D objects, creating a model of the object that is consistent with the image and as veridical as the perception of the 2D image by humans. Vertices of the object that are hidden in the image are recovered by using planarity and symmetry constraints. The 3D shape is recovered by maximizing 3D compactness of the recovered object and minimizing its surface area. In some embodiments, these two criteria are weighted by using the geometric mean.

  19. Light emission patterns from stadium-shaped semiconductor microcavity lasers

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    Susumu Shinohara; Takehiro Fukushima; Takahisa Harayama

    2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study light emission patterns from stadium-shaped semiconductor (GaAs) microcavity lasers theoretically and experimentally. Performing systematic wave calculations for passive cavity modes, we demonstrate that the averaging by low-loss modes, such as those realized in multi-mode lasing, generates an emission pattern in good agreement with the ray model's prediction. In addition, we show that the dependence of experimental far-field emission patterns on the aspect ratio of the stadium cavity is well reproduced by the ray model.

  20. Shaping the spectrum of downconverted photons through optimized custom poling

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    Annamaria Dosseva; Lukasz Cincio; Agata M. Branczyk

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a scheme for engineering the joint spectrum of photons created via spontaneous parametric down conversion. Our method relies on customizing the poling configuration of a quasi-phase-matched crystal. We use simulated annealing to find an optimized poling configuration which allows almost arbitrary shaping of the crystal's phase-matching function. This has direct application in the creation of pure single photons---currently one of the most important goals of single-photon quantum optics. We describe the general algorithm and provide code, written in C++, that outputs an optimized poling configuration given specific experimental parameters.

  1. Observation of interference fringes in Autler-Townes line shapes

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    Wilkinson, S. R.; Smith, A. V.; Scully, Marlan O.; Fry, Edward

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observation of interference fringes in Autler-Townes line shapes Steven R. Wilkinson* and Arlee V. Smith Laser, Optics, and Remote Sensing, Department 1128, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1423 and Department... at Sandia National Labo- ratories under DOE Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000. M.O.S. would like to thank the ONR, the Welch Foundation, and the TARP for their support. @1# N. F. Ramsey, Phys. Rev. 76, 996 ~1949!. @2# M. M. Salour, Rev. Mod. Phys. 50, 667...

  2. Gelcasting polymeric precursors for producing net-shaped graphites

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    Klett, James W. (Knoxville, TN); Janney, Mark A. (Knoxville, TN)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention discloses a method for molding complex and intricately shaped high density monolithic carbon, carbon-carbon, graphite, and thermoplastic composites using gelcasting technology. The method comprising a polymeric carbon precursor, a solvent, a dispersant, an anti-foaming agent, a monomer system, and an initiator system. The components are combined to form a suspension which is poured into a mold and heat-treated to form a thermoplastic part. The thermoplastic part can then be further densified and heat-treated to produce a high density carbon or graphite composite. The present invention also discloses the products derived from this method.

  3. Gelcasting polymeric precursors for producing net-shaped graphites

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    Klett, James W.; Janney, Mark A.

    2005-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention discloses a method for molding complex and intricately shaped high density monolithic carbon, carbon-carbon, graphite, and thermoplastic composites using gelcasting technology. The method comprising a polymeric carbon precursor, a solvent, a dispersant, an anti-foaming agent, a monomer system, and an initiator system. The components are combined to form a suspension which is poured into a mold and heat-treated to form a thermoplastic part. The thermoplastic part can then be further densified and heat-treated to produce a high density carbon or graphite composite. The present invention also discloses the products derived from this method.

  4. The shape of the proton at high energies

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    Schlichting, Soren [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Schenke, Bjorn [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present first calculations of the fluctuating gluon distribution in a proton as a function of impact parameter and rapidity employing the functional Langevin form of the JIMWLK renormalization group equation. We demonstrate that when including effects of confinement by screening the long range Coulomb field of the color charges, the evolution is unitary. The large-x structure of the proton, characterized by the position of three valence quarks, retains an effect on the proton shape down to very small values of x. We determine the dipole scattering amplitude as a function of impact parameter and dipole size and extract the rapidity evolution of the saturation scale and the proton radius.

  5. Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein

  6. Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15Rotary Firing in Ring-ShapedRotary Firing

  7. Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection TechnicalResonantNovember 15Rotary Firing in Ring-ShapedRotary

  8. Rotary Firing in Ring-Shaped Protein Explains Unidirectionality

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  9. Shaping Policy with Science: A Call to Action Bina Venkataraman

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our Instagram Secretary Moniz9 SeptemberSetting the StageCanon! GroupShaping Policy

  10. An experimental investigation of the energy-attenuation capabilities of various-shaped compliable metal structures

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    Harding, Lynn Blackmore

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 APPENDIX B . . ~ 39 LIST Of PLATES Plate Page Compliable Structures -Shapes D, E. F. H, and I after Pre-Test Bending 17 2. Static Loading of Test Unit Using Shape A. . . . . . . . . . . 17 3 ~ Originally Designed Drop Carriage 18 4... Facility. . . 12 Load-Stroke Plot of Static Loading of Shapes A and B (Al 2024-T3) 20 9. Load-Stroke Plot of Static Loading F (Al 2024-T3) of Shapes C and 21 10. Load-Stroke Plot of Static Loading and G (Al 2024-T3) of Shapes D, E, 22 Load...

  11. Risk Management Steering Committee Terms of Reference

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    Victoria, University of

    Risk Management Steering Committee Terms of Reference October 2009 1.0 Purpose The purposes Facilities Management Risk and Insurance Analyst Associate Vice-President Human Resources Administrative of the Steering Committee are: a) to follow a continuous process to understand and communicate risk from

  12. SENATE ANIMAL ETHICS COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE

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    Jarrett, Thomas H.

    and Teaching; the Appeal to Senate Animal Ethics Committee Standard Operating Procedures, the UCT Code from Faculty Animal Ethics Committees in terms of the Standard Operating Procedure for Appeals clarification and transparency in sharing information to ensure the maintenance of the highest ethical standards

  13. Terms of Reference Information Security Group

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    Haase, Markus

    Terms of Reference Information Security Group Version 3.1 8 March 2011 © University of Leeds 2011 Security Group Information Security Management 3.1 (8/3/11) Page 2 of 4 Document Control Owner: Kevin Darley, IT Security Co-ordinator, Information Systems Services, University of Leeds Source Location: V

  14. WINTER TERM SEMINARS HELD ON MONDAYS

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    Tullos, Desiree

    WINTER TERM SEMINARS HELD ON MONDAYS @ 3:30 PM IN ALS4001 unless otherwise noted JANUARY 13 JUSTIN, Marine Genomics Unit "A first assembly of the Symbiodinium minutum nuclear genome reveals dinoflagellate Sciences "TBA" Integrative Biology (formerly the OSU Department of Zoology and OSU Biology Program) Winter

  15. SHAPE SELECTIVE NANOCATALYSTS FOR DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS

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    Murph, S.

    2012-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    While gold and platinum have long been recognized for their beauty and value, researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) are working on the nano-level to use these elements for creative solutions to our nation's energy and security needs. Multiinterdisciplinary teams consisting of chemists, materials scientists, physicists, computational scientists, and engineers are exploring unchartered territories with shape-selective nanocatalysts for the development of novel, cost effective and environmentally friendly energy solutions to meet global energy needs. This nanotechnology is vital, particularly as it relates to fuel cells.SRNL researchers have taken process, chemical, and materials discoveries and translated them for technological solution and deployment. The group has developed state-of-the art shape-selective core-shell-alloy-type gold-platinum nanostructures with outstanding catalytic capabilities that address many of the shortcomings of the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC). The newly developed nanostructures not only busted the performance of the platinum catalyst, but also reduced the material cost and overall weight of the fuel cell.

  16. Motor driven microtubule shape fluctuations - force from within the lattice

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    Herve Mohrbach; Igor M. Kulic

    2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a general theory of microtubule (MT) deformations by molecular motors generating internal force doublets within the MT lattice. We describe two basic internal excitations, the S and V shape, and compare them with experimental observations from literature. We explain the special role of tubulin vacancies and the dramatic deformation amplifying effect observed for katanin acting at positions of defects. Experimentally observed shapes are used to determine the ratio of MT shear and stretch moduli ($\\approx 6\\times10^{-5}$) and to estimate the forces induced in the MT lattice by katanin (10's of pN). For many motors acting on a single MT we derive expressions for the end-to-end distance reduction and provide criteria for dominance of this new effect over thermal fluctuations. We conclude that molecular motors if acting cooperatively can ''animate'' MTs from within the lattice and induce slack even without cross-bridging to other structures, a scenario very much reminiscent of the motor driven axoneme.

  17. Galloping of prismatic bodies with different afterbody shapes

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    Lee, T.S.; Luo, S.C.; Chew, Y.T.; Yazdani, M.G. [National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Many offshore and polar structures consists of slender prismatic bodies with different cross-sectional shapes. In an ISOPE-93 article by Yazdani et. al (1993) it was shown that at a mean angle of attack [{alpha}] of zero degrees square cylinder become unstable to galloping oscillation. However, at this same condition, trapezoidal and triangular cylinders exhibit a stable and neutrally stable condition to galloping oscillation respectively. In the present paper, the conditions of galloping stability of cylinders with the same three shapes are examined experimentally at both zero and non zero {alpha}. All the experiments were carried out in an open loop wind tunnel. At the experimental wind speed the level of turbulence in the tunnel was no more than 0.5%, which is considered equivalent to a calm sea-state. Dynamic tests, where the cylinder was forced to oscillate in a direction that is transverse to the free stream, were also carried out at amplitude [a], oscillation frequency [f{sub N}] and free stream velocity [U{sub {infinity}}]. While a/d (d = cylinder cross-stream dimension) was kept constant at a value of 1 in the experiment, f{sub N} and U{sub {infinity}} were varied over the range of 1 Hz to 3 Hz and 5 m/s to 20 m/s respectively.

  18. The 1-Jettiness DIS event shape: NNLL + NLO results

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    Zhong-Bo Kang; Xiaohui Liu; Sonny Mantry

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results for the complete NNLL+NLO (~ \\alpha_s) 1-jettiness (\\tau_1) event shape distribution for single jet (J) production in electron-nucleus (N_A) collisions e^- + N_A \\to e^- + J + X, in the deep inelastic scattering (DIS) region where the hard scale is set by the jet transverse momentum P_{J_T}. These results cover the entire \\tau_1-spectrum including the resummation (\\tau_1generating the numerical results, is flexible enough to incorporate different jet algorithms for the fixed-order calculation. We also perform a jet shape analysis, defined within the 1-jettiness framework, which allows one to control the amount of radiation included in the definition of the final state jet. This formalism can allow for detailed studies of jet energy-loss mechanisms and nuclear medium effects. The analysis presented here can be used for precision studies of QCD and as a probe of nuclear dynamics using data collected at HERA and in proposed future electron-ion colliders such as the EIC and the LHeC.

  19. Determining Long-Term Performance of Cool Storage Systems from Short-Term Tests, Final Report

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    Reddy, T. A.; Elleson, J.; Haberl, J. S.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report for ASHRAE Research Project 1004-RP: Determining Long-Term Performance of Cool Storage Systems from Short-Term Tests. This report presents the results of the development and application of the methodology to Case Study #2...

  20. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of body-shape changes in Croatian patients treated with combination antiretroviral therapy

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    Tur?inov, Drago; Stanley, Christine; Rutherford, George W.; Novotny, Thomas E.; Begovac, Josip

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of body-shape changes. Croatian patients treated with CARTrisk of body-shape changes in Croatian patients treated withbody- shape changes in Croatian patients treated with CART.

  1. A novel approach to heat transfer enhancement using trapezoid shaped spiral strips to promote tumble and swirl in a slot shaped channel used in heat exchangers 

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    Segura, D.; Acharya, S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Heat transfer results for a given slot shaped channel with a 3:1 aspect ratio are presented using various configurations of a trapezoid shaped spiral wound strips to enhance swirl and tumble motion in the channel. The Reynolds numbers investigated...

  2. Integrating short-term demand response into long-term investment planning

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    De Jonghe, Cedric; Hobbs, Benjamin F.; Belmans, Ronnie

    2011-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    . In case of insufficient flexibility, wind power curtailment, also referred to as wasted wind [2], can help to instantaneously balance generation and demand when over- generation is a problem. As flexibility of conventional generation technologies... of load management is often facilitated by thermal storage applications for space cooling and heating applications. The final type of DSM program, flexible load shaping focuses on reliability. Programs allowing interruptible or curtailable load...

  3. How Many Performance Shaping Factors are Necessary for Human Reliability Analysis?

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    Ronald L. Boring

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been argued that human reliability analysis (HRA) has expended considerable energy on creating detailed representations of human performance through an increasingly long list of performance shaping factors (PSFs). It is not clear, however, to what extent this refinement and expansion of PSFs has enhanced the quality of HRA. Indeed, there is considerable range in the number of PSFs provided by individual HRA methods, ranging from single factor models such as time-reliability curves, up to 50 or more PSFs in some current HRA models. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission advocates 15 PSFs in its HRA Good Practices (NUREG-1792), while its SPAR-H method (NUREG/CR-6883) espouses the use of eight PSFs and its ATHEANA method (NUREG-1624) features an open-ended number of PSFs. The apparent differences in the optimal number of PSFs can be explained in terms of the diverse functions of PSFs in HRA. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of PSFs across different stages of HRA, including identification of potential human errors, modeling of these errors into an overall probabilistic risk assessment, quantifying errors, and preventing errors.

  4. A New Cone-Shaped Aortic Valve Prosthesis for Orthotopic Position: An Experimental Study in Swine

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    Sochman, Jan, E-mail: jan.sochman@medicon.c [Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinic of Cardiology (Czech Republic); Peregrin, Jan H.; Pulda, Zdenek [Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Czech Republic); Pavcnik, Dusan; Uchida, Barry T.; Timmermans, Hans A.; Roesch, Josef [Oregon Health and Science University, Dotter Interventional Institute (United States)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate a newly designed cone-shaped aortic valve prosthesis (CAVP) for one-step transcatheter placement in an orthotopic position. The study was conducted in 15 swine using either the transcarotid (11 animals) or the transfemoral (4 animals) artery approach. A 12- or 13-Fr sheath was inserted via arterial cutdown. The CAVP was deployed under fluoroscopic control and its struts, by design, induced significant native valve insufficiency. CAVP function was evaluated by aortography and aortic pressure curve tracing. In 11 of 15 swine the CAVP was properly deployed and functioned well throughout the scheduled period of 2-3 h. In three swine the CAVPs were placed lower than intended, however, they were functional even in the left ventricular outflow tract position. One swine expired due to inadvertent low CAVP placement that caused both aortic regurgitation and immobilization of the anterior mitral valve leaflet by the valve struts. We conclude that this design of CAVP is relatively easy to deploy, works well throughout a short time period (2-3 h), and, moreover, seems to be reliable even in a lower-than-orthotopic position (e.g., infra-annulary space). Longer-term studies are needed for its further evaluation.

  5. BWR Source Term Generation and Evaluation

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    J.C. Ryman

    2003-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This calculation is a revision of a previous calculation (Ref. 7.5) that bears the same title and has the document identifier BBAC00000-01717-0210-00006 REV 01. The purpose of this revision is to remove TBV (to-be-verified) -41 10 associated with the output files of the previous version (Ref. 7.30). The purpose of this and the previous calculation is to generate source terms for a representative boiling water reactor (BWR) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) assembly for the first one million years after the SNF is discharged from the reactors. This calculation includes an examination of several ways to represent BWR assemblies and operating conditions in SAS2H in order to quantify the effects these representations may have on source terms. These source terms provide information characterizing the neutron and gamma spectra in particles per second, the decay heat in watts, and radionuclide inventories in curies. Source terms are generated for a range of burnups and enrichments (see Table 2) that are representative of the waste stream and stainless steel (SS) clad assemblies. During this revision, it was determined that the burnups used for the computer runs of the previous revision were actually about 1.7% less than the stated, or nominal, burnups. See Section 6.6 for a discussion of how to account for this effect before using any source terms from this calculation. The source term due to the activation of corrosion products deposited on the surfaces of the assembly from the coolant is also calculated. The results of this calculation support many areas of the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR), which include thermal evaluation, radiation dose determination, radiological safety analyses, surface and subsurface facility designs, and total system performance assessment. This includes MGR items classified as Quality Level 1, for example, the Uncanistered Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Container (Ref. 7.27, page 7). Therefore, this calculation is subject to the requirements of the Quality Assurance Requirements and Description (Ref. 7.28). The performance of the calculation and development of this document are carried out in accordance with AP-3.124, ''Design Calculation and Analyses'' (Ref. 7.29).

  6. First `Winged' and `X'-shaped Radio Source Candidates

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    Cheung, C.C.

    2007-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A small number of double-lobed radio galaxies (17 from our own census of the literature) show an additional pair of low surface brightness ''wings'', thus forming an overall ''X''-shaped appearance. The origin of the wings in these radio sources is unclear. They may be the result of back-flowing plasma from the currently active radio lobes into an asymmetric medium surrounding the active nucleus, which would make these ideal systems in which to study thermal/non-thermal plasma interactions in extragalactic radio sources. Another possibility is that the wings are the aging radio lobes left over after a (rapid) realignment of the central supermassive black-hole/accretion disk system due perhaps to a merger. Generally, these models are not well tested; with the small number of known examples, previous works focused on detailed case studies of selected sources with little attempt at a systematic study of a large sample. Using the VLA-FIRST survey database, we are compiling a large sample of winged and X-shaped radio sources for such studies. As a first step toward this goal, an initial sample of 100 new candidate objects of this type are presented in this paper. The search process is described, optical identifications from available literature data, and basic radio data are presented. From the limited resolution FIRST images ({approx} 5''), we can already confidently classify a sufficient number of these objects as having the characteristic wing lengths >80% of the active lobes to more than double the number of known X-shaped radio sources. We have also included as candidates, radio sources with shorter wings (<80% wing to lobe length ratios), or simply ''winged'' sources, as it is probable that projection effects are important. Finally, among the candidates are four quasars (z=0.37 to 0.84), and several have morphologies suggestive of Fanaroff-Riley type-I (low-power) radio galaxies. While followup observations are necessary to confirm these identifications, this stresses the importance of source orientation and imaging limitations in finding these enigmatic objects.

  7. Benefits Summary - Term Appointments in Regular Job Class | Argonne...

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    Term Appointments in Regular Job Class Download a brochure on benefits offered to term appointments in the regular job class (over 6 months). 2015 Long Term Appts. in Regular...

  8. Hazardous constituent source term. Revision 2

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    1994-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has several facilities that either generate and/or store transuranic (TRU)-waste from weapons program research and production. Much of this waste also contains hazardous waste constituents as regulated under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Toxicity characteristic metals in the waste principally include lead, occurring in leaded rubber gloves and shielding. Other RCRA metals may occur as contaminants in pyrochemical salt, soil, debris, and sludge and solidified liquids, as well as in equipment resulting from decontamination and decommissioning activities. Volatile organic compounds (VOCS) contaminate many waste forms as a residue adsorbed on surfaces or occur in sludge and solidified liquids. Due to the presence of these hazardous constituents, applicable disposal regulations include land disposal restrictions established by Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA). The DOE plans to dispose of TRU-mixed waste from the weapons program in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) by demonstrating no-migration of hazardous constituents. This paper documents the current technical basis for methodologies proposed to develop a post-closure RCRA hazardous constituent source term. For the purposes of demonstrating no-migration, the hazardous constituent source term is defined as the quantities of hazardous constituents that are available for transport after repository closure. Development of the source term is only one of several activities that will be involved in the no-migration demonstration. The demonstration will also include uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of contaminant transport.

  9. Alignments of Galaxy Group Shapes with Large Scale Structure

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    Paz, Dante J; Merchán, Manuel; Padilla, Nelson

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we analyse the alignment of galaxy groups with the surrounding large scale structure traced by spectroscopic galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. We characterise these alignments by means of an extension of the classical two-point cross-correlation function, developed by Paz et al. 2008 (arXiv:0804.4477, MNRAS 389 1127). We find a strong alignment signal between the projected major axis of group shapes and the surrounding galaxy distribution up to scales of 30 Mpc/h. This observed anisotropy signal becomes larger as the galaxy group mass increases, in excellent agreement with the corresponding predicted alignment obtained from mock catalogues and LCDM cosmological simulations. These measurements provide new direct evidence of the adequacy of the gravitational instability picture to describe the large-scale structure formation of our Universe.

  10. Ultrafast stimulated Raman parallel adiabatic passage by shaped pulses

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    G. Dridi; S. Guerin; V. Hakobyan; H. R. Jauslin; H. Eleuch

    2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a general and versatile technique of population transfer based on {\\it parallel adiabatic passage} by femtosecond shaped pulses. Their amplitude and phase are specifically designed to optimize the adiabatic passage corresponding to parallel eigenvalues at all times. We show that this technique allows the robust adiabatic population transfer in a Raman system with the total pulse area as low as 3 $\\pi$, corresponding to a fluence of one order of magnitude below the conventional stimulated Raman adiabatic passage process. This process of short duration, typically pico- and subpicosecond, is easily implementable with the modern pulse shaper technology and opens the possibility of ultrafast robust population transfer with interesting applications in quantum information processing.

  11. The shape of the proton at high energies

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    Schlichting, Soren; Schenke, Bjorn

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present first calculations of the fluctuating gluon distribution in a proton as a function of impact parameter and rapidity employing the functional Langevin form of the JIMWLK renormalization group equation. We demonstrate that when including effects of confinement by screening the long range Coulomb field of the color charges, the evolution is unitary. The large-x structure of the proton, characterized by the position of three valence quarks, retains an effect on the proton shape down to very small values of x. We determine the dipole scattering amplitude as a function of impact parameter and dipole size and extract themore »rapidity evolution of the saturation scale and the proton radius.« less

  12. Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas

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    Leuer, J.A.

    1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 5 figs.

  13. Shape optimized headers and methods of manufacture thereof

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    Perrin, Ian James

    2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed herein is a shape optimized header comprising a shell that is operative for collecting a fluid; wherein an internal diameter and/or a wall thickness of the shell vary with a change in pressure and/or a change in a fluid flow rate in the shell; and tubes; wherein the tubes are in communication with the shell and are operative to transfer fluid into the shell. Disclosed herein is a method comprising fixedly attaching tubes to a shell; wherein the shell is operative for collecting a fluid; wherein an internal diameter and/or a wall thickness of the shell vary with a change in pressure and/or a change in a fluid flow rate in the shell; and wherein the tubes are in communication with the shell and are operative to transfer fluid into the shell.

  14. Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"

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    J. P. Bradley; H. A. Ishii

    2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This Comment is in response to an Erratum to the paper entitled "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains" (Min et al., A&A, 462, 667-676 (2007). The Erratum corrects erroneously cited data but upholds the paper's original conclusions that GEMS are not remnant interstellar grains and that most GEMS formed in the early solar system. In our Comment, we show that the correct data in fact strengthen the relationship between GEMS and interstellar silicates, contrary to the conclusions of Min et al. in their Erratum. We also explore the validity of the isotopic and bulk chemical bases for comparison and present additional indicators of past ISM radiation processing of silicates.

  15. Polymer packaging and ejection in viral capsids: shape matters

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    I. Ali; D. Marenduzzo; J. M. Yeomans

    2006-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We use a mesoscale simulation approach to explore the impact of different capsid geometries on the packaging and ejection dynamics of polymers of different flexibility. We find that both packing and ejection times are faster for flexible polymers. For such polymers a sphere packs more quickly and ejects more slowly than an ellipsoid. For semiflexible polymers, however, the case relevant to DNA, a sphere both packs and ejects more easily. We interpret our results by considering both the thermodynamics and the relaxational dynamics of the polymers. The predictions could be tested with bio-mimetic experiments with synthetic polymers inside artificial vesicles. Our results suggest that phages may have evolved to be roughly spherical in shape to optimise the speed of genome ejection, which is the first stage in infection.

  16. Development of crack shape: LBB methodology for cracked pipes

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    Moulin, D.; Chapuliot, S.; Drubay, B. [Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Gif sur Yvette (France)

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For structures like vessels or pipes containing a fluid, the Leak-Before-Break (LBB) assessment requires to demonstrate that it is possible, during the lifetime of the component, to detect a rate of leakage due to a possible defect, the growth of which would result in a leak before-break of the component. This LBB assessment could be an important contribution to the overall structural integrity argument for many components. The aim of this paper is to review some practices used for LBB assessment and to describe how some new R & D results have been used to provide a simplified approach of fracture mechanics analysis and especially the evaluation of crack shape and size during the lifetime of the component.

  17. Self-propulsion of V-shape micro-robot

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    Vladimir A. Vladimirov

    2012-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study the self-propulsion of a symmetric V-shape micro-robot (or V-robot) which consists of three spheres connected by two arms with an angle between them; the arms' lengths and the angle are changing periodically. Using an asymptotic procedure containing two-timing method and a distinguished limit, we obtain analytic expressions for the self-propulsion velocity and Lighthill's efficiency. The calculations show that a version of V-robot, aligned perpendicularly to the direction of self-swimming, is both the fastest one and the most efficient one. We have also shown that such $V$-robot is faster and more efficient than a linear three-sphere micro-robot. At the same time the maximal self-propulsion velocity of V-robots is significantly smaller than that of comparable microorganisms.

  18. Shape memory alloy heat engines and energy harvesting systems

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    Browne, Alan L; Johnson, Nancy L; Shaw, John Andrew; Churchill, Christopher Burton; Keefe, Andrew C; McKnight, Geoffrey P; Alexander, Paul W; Herrera, Guillermo A; Yates, James Ryan; Brown, Jeffrey W

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A heat engine includes a first rotatable pulley and a second rotatable pulley spaced from the first rotatable pulley. A shape memory alloy (SMA) element is disposed about respective portions of the pulleys at an SMA pulley ratio. The SMA element includes a first wire, a second wire, and a matrix joining the first wire and the second wire. The first wire and the second wire are in contact with the pulleys, but the matrix is not in contact with the pulleys. A timing cable is disposed about respective portions of the pulleys at a timing pulley ratio, which is different than the SMA pulley ratio. The SMA element converts a thermal energy gradient between the hot region and the cold region into mechanical energy.

  19. High Spin Spectroscopy and Shape Evolution in 105Cd

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    M. Kumar Raju; D. Negi; S. Muralithar; R. P. Singh; J. A. Sheikh; G. H. Bhat; R. Kumar; Indu Bala; T. Trivedi; A. Dhal; K. Rani; R. Gurjar; D. Singh; R. Palit; B. S. Naidu; S. Saha; J. Sethi; R. Donthi; S. Jadhav

    2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    High spin states in 105Cd were studied using 16O beam on 92Mo reaction at an incident beam energy of 75 MeV. The level scheme of 105Cd has been observed up to an excitation energy of 10.8 MeV with the addition of 30 new gamma transitions to the previous work. Spin and parity for most of the reported levels are assigned from the DCO ratios and linear polarization measurements. The microscopic origin of the investigated band structures is discussed in the context of triaxial projected shell model. The energies of observed positive and negative parity bands agree with the predictions of the TPSM by considering triaxial deformation for the observed excited band structures. The shape evolution with increasing angular momentum is explained in the framework of Cranked Shell Model and the Total Routhian Surface calculations.

  20. Laser pulse-shape dependence of Compton scattering

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    Alexander I. Titov; Burkhard Kampfer; Takuya Shibata; Atsushi Hosaka; Hideaki Takabe

    2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Compton scattering of short and ultra short (sub-cycle) laser pulses off mildly relativistic electrons is considered within a QED framework. The temporal shape of the pulse is essential for the differential cross section as a function of the energy of the scattered photon at fixed observation angle. The partly integrated cross section is sensitive to the non-linear dynamics resulting in a large enhancement of the cross section for short and, in particular, for ultra-short flat-top pulse envelopes which can reach several orders of magnitude, as compared with the case of a long pulse. Such effects can be studied experimentally and must be taken into account in Monte-Carlo/transport simulations of %$e^+e^-$ pair production in the interaction of electrons and photons in a strong laser field.

  1. Shape of Lambda hypernuclei in (beta,gamma) deformation plane

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    Myaing Thi Win; K. Hagino; T. Koike

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the shape of $\\Lambda$ hypernuclei in the full ($\\beta,\\gamma$) deformation plane, including both axially symmetric and triaxial quadrupole deformations. To this end, we use the constrained Skyrme Hartree-Fock+BCS method on the three-dimensional Cartesian mesh. The potential energy surface is analyzed for carbon hypernuclei as well as for sd-shell hypernuclei such as $^{27,29}_{\\Lambda}$Si and $^{25,27}_{\\Lambda}$Mg. We show that the potential energy surface in the ($\\beta,\\gamma$) plane is similar to each other between the hypernuclei and the corresponding core nuclei, although the addition of $\\Lambda$ hyperon makes the energy surface somewhat softer along the $\\gamma$ direction. Our calculation implies that the energy of the $\\gamma$ vibration for $^{25,27}_{\\Lambda}$Mg nuclei is lowered by about 0.15 MeV with respect to that of $^{24,26}$Mg nuclei.

  2. Opening angles and shapes of parsec-scale AGN jets

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    Pushkarev, Alexander B; Kovalev, Yuri Y; Savolainen, Tuomas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We used 15 GHz VLBA observations of 366 sources having at least 5 epochs within a time interval 1995-2013 from the MOJAVE program and/or its predecessor, the 2 cm VLBA Survey. For each source we produced a corresponding stacked image averaging all available epochs for a better reconstruction of the cross section of the flow. We have analyzed jet profiles transverse to the local jet ridge line and derived both apparent and intrinsic opening angles of the parsec-scale outflows. The sources detected by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) during the first 24 months of operation show wider apparent jet opening angle and smaller viewing angles on a very high level of significance supporting our early findings. Analyzing transverse shapes of the outflows we found that most sources have conical jet geometry at parsec scales, though there are also sources that exhibit active jet collimation.

  3. Development of laboratory and process sensors to monitor particle size distribution of industrial slurries (including shape characterization). Final technical report

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    Pendse, H.P.; Goetz, P.J.; Sharma, A.; Han, W; Bliss, T.C.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of the Particle Size Distribution (PSD) sensor projects was to develop and commercialize a sensor system capable of particle analysis, in terms of size distributions, using concentrated suspensions at high solids concentrations. The early research was focused on application of ultrasonic spectroscopy of inorganic pigment slurries (e.g. titanium dioxide) commonly encountered on paper industry. During the project prototypes were tested in both academic and industrial laboratories. Work also involved successful field tests of the on-line prototype at a pigment manufacturing facility. Pen Kem continued the work at its cost beyond the initial funded period from March `92 to September `94. The first project (DE- FC05-88CE40684), which began in September 1988, culminated in a commercial laboratory instrument, Pen Kem AcoustoPhor {trademark} 8000, put on the market in June 1993. The follow-on project was aimed at investigation of shape and orientation effects on ultrasonic spectroscopy. A new cooperative agreement was awarded in September 1994 (DE-FC05-94CE40005) to develop shape characterization capabilities deemed critical by the clay industry. This follow-on project achieved following successes: A theoretical model was developed to account for the effects of size-dependent aspect ratios of spheroid particles under different orientations on ultrasound attenuation spectra of concentrated slurries. The theoretical model was confirmed by laboratory tests on kaolin slurries. An algorithm was developed to simulate evolution of particle orientation fields in simple squeezing flows.

  4. Delivering Renewable Hydrogen: A Focus on Near-Term Applications...

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    Delivering Renewable Hydrogen: A Focus on Near-Term Applications Delivering Renewable Hydrogen: A Focus on Near-Term Applications Agenda for the Delvering Renewable Hydrogen...

  5. accident source term: Topics by E-print Network

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    42 Long-term investigations of radiocaesium activity concentrations in carps in north Croatia after the Chernobyl accident CERN Preprints Summary: Long-term investigations of...

  6. accident source terms: Topics by E-print Network

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    42 Long-term investigations of radiocaesium activity concentrations in carps in north Croatia after the Chernobyl accident CERN Preprints Summary: Long-term investigations of...

  7. DOE Acquisition and Project Management (APM) Glossary of Terms...

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    DOE Acquisition and Project Management (APM) Glossary of Terms Handbook FINAL VERSION 9-30-2014 DOE Acquisition and Project Management (APM) Glossary of Terms Handbook FINAL...

  8. Electricity storage for short term power system service (Smart...

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    storage for short term power system service (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Electricity storage for short term power system service Country Denmark...

  9. Los Alamos National Laboratory announces strategy for long-term...

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    Strategy for long-term environmental sustainability Los Alamos National Laboratory announces strategy for long-term environmental sustainability Provides a blueprint for protecting...

  10. Operational Simulation Tools and Long Term Strategic Planning...

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    Operational Simulation Tools and Long Term Strategic Planning for High Penetrations of PV in the Southeastern U.S. Operational Simulation Tools and Long Term Strategic Planning for...

  11. Analysis of a Cluster Strategy for Near Term Hydrogen Infrastructure...

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    a Cluster Strategy for Near Term Hydrogen Infrastructure Rollout in Southern California Analysis of a Cluster Strategy for Near Term Hydrogen Infrastructure Rollout in Southern...

  12. Term structure of interest rates and monetary policy

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    Wu, Jing Cynthia

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vestin (2006) ‘A joint econometric model of macroeconomicfrom the perspective of econometric methodology, in terms ofboth in terms of the econometric standard errors and

  13. Source Term Analysis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP...

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    Term Analysis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Release Quantity Source Term Analysis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Release Quantity This document was...

  14. Development of shape memory polymer (SMP) blend for biomedical and clinical applications Shape memory polymers (SMP) are a class of responsive stimuli materials that are able to respond to external stimulus

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    Development of shape memory polymer (SMP) blend for biomedical and clinical applications Shape properties of this shape memory biopolymers and blends. The bio-compatible SMP blend will be fabricated by melt-blending and gas foaming. The various shape memory and mechanical properties of the foam and solid

  15. Long-term vs. Short-term Contracts; A European perspective on natural gas

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    Neuhoff, Karsten; von Hirschhausen, Christian

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper analyses the economics of long-term gas contracts under changing institutional conditions, mainly gas sector liberalisation. The paper is motivated by the increasingly tense debate in continental Europe, UK and the US on the security...

  16. Estimating long-term mean winds from short-term wind data

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    Barchet, W.R.; Davis, W.E.

    1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The estimation of long-term mean winds from short-term data is especially important in the area of wind energy. It is desirable to obtain reliable estimates of the long-term wind speed from as short a period of on-site measurements as possible. This study examined seven different methods of estimating the long-term average wind speed and compared the performance of these techniques. Three linear, three weather pattern, and one eigenvector methods were compared for measurement periods ranging from 3 months to 36 months. Average errors, both relative and absolute, and the rms errors in the techniques were determined. The best technique for less than 12 months of measurement was the eigenvector method using weekly mean wind speeds. However, this method was only slightly better than the linear adjusted method. When 12 or more months of data were used, the difference in errors between techniques was found to be slight.

  17. SPE 124332 (revised) Hierarchical Long-Term and Short-Term Production Optimization

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    . In our study we used a 3-dimensional reservoir in a fluvial depositional environment with a production at maximizing short-term production. The optimal life-cycle waterflooding strategy that includes short

  18. Shape transition of unstrained flattest single-walled carbon nanotubes under pressure

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    Mu, Weihua, E-mail: whmu@mit.edu, E-mail: muwh@itp.ac.cn [Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 2735 Beijing 100190 (China); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 2735 Beijing 100190 (China); Cao, Jianshu, E-mail: jianshu@mit.edu [Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore 138602 (Singapore); Ou-Yang, Zhong-can [State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 2735 Beijing 100190 (China); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 2735 Beijing 100190 (China); Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore 138602 (Singapore); Center for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Single walled carbon nanotube's (SWCNT's) cross section can be flattened under hydrostatic pressure. One example is the cross section of a single walled carbon nanotube successively deforms from the original round shape to oval shape, then to peanut-like shape. At the transition point of reversible deformation between convex shape and concave shape, the side wall of nanotube is flattest. This flattest tube has many attractive properties. In the present work, an approximate approach is developed to determine the equilibrium shape of this unstrained flattest tube and the curvature distribution of this tube. Our results are in good agreement with recent numerical results, and can be applied to the study of pressure controlled electric properties of single walled carbon nanotubes. The present method can also be used to study other deformed inorganic and organic tube-like structures.

  19. Validation of plasma shape reconstruction by Cauchy condition surface method in KSTAR

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    Miyata, Y.; Suzuki, T.; Ide, S. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan)] [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193 (Japan); Hahn, S. H.; Chung, J.; Bak, J. G.; Ko, W. H. [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Cauchy Condition Surface (CCS) method is a numerical approach to reconstruct the plasma boundary and calculate the quantities related to plasma shape using the magnetic diagnostics in real time. It has been applied to the KSTAR plasma in order to establish the plasma shape reconstruction with the high elongation of plasma shape and the large effect of eddy currents flowing in the tokamak structures for the first time. For applying the CCS calculation to the KSTAR plasma, the effects by the eddy currents and the ferromagnetic materials on the plasma shape reconstruction are studied. The CCS calculation includes the effect of eddy currents and excludes the magnetic diagnostics, which is expected to be influenced largely by ferromagnetic materials. Calculations have been performed to validate the plasma shape reconstruction in 2012 KSTAR experimental campaign. Comparison between the CCS calculation and non-magnetic measurements revealed that the CCS calculation can reconstruct the accurate plasma shape even with a small I{sub P}.

  20. Deformation of Equilibrium Shape of a Vesicle Induced by Injected Flexible Polymers

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    Yutaka Oya; Katsuhiko Sato; Toshihiro Kawakatsu

    2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Using field theoretic approach, we study equilibrium shape deformation of a vesicle induced by the presence of enclosed flexible polymers, which is a simple model of drug delivery system or endocytosis. To evaluate the total free energy of this system, it is necessary to calculate the bending elastic energy of the membrane, the conformation entropy of the polymers and their interactions. For this purpose, we combine phase field theory for the membrane and self-consistent field theory for the polymers. Simulations on this coupled model system for axiosymmetric shapes show a shape deformation of the vesicle induced by introducing polymers into it. We examined the dependence of the stability of the vesicle shape on the chain length of the polymers and the packing ratio of the vesicle. We present a simple model calculation that shows the relative stability of the prolate shape compared to the oblate shape.