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CASL Test Stand Experience  

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Industry Test Stand Experience Stephen Hess, EPRI Heather Feldman, EPRI Brenden Mervin, EPRI Martin Pytel, EPRI Rose Montgomery, TVA Bill Bird, TVA Fausto Franceschini,...

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Property:Past Pertinent Test Experience | Open Energy Information  

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Past Pertinent Test Experience Past Pertinent Test Experience Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Past Pertinent Test Experience Property Type Text Pages using the property "Past Pertinent Test Experience" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1.5-ft Wave Flume Facility + Rubble mounds, stepped-seawalls, recurved seawalls, floating breakwaters, pile-supported structures have been tested on the flumes 10-ft Wave Flume Facility + Generalized breakwater deterioration R&D study, Lajes, Azores, Kamumalapau, Kodiak, Alaska breakwater stability study 11-ft Wave Flume Facility + Used for testing sandbag configurations, CORE-LOC units, shoreline stability designs, etc. 2 2-ft Flume Facility + Studies done for Yaquina, WA, RIB floating breakwater, generalized Core-Loc stability tests, Cresent City, CA, generalized dolos structural tests, jetty stability

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Idealized Test Cases for Dynamical Core Experiments  

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Idealized Test Cases for Dynamical Core Experiments Christiane Jablonowski (University of Michigan-13/2006 #12;Motivation · Test cases for 3D dynamical cores on the sphere ­ are hard to find in the literature groups ­ lack standardized & easy-to-use analysis techniques · Idea: Establish a collection of test cases

Jablonowski, Christiane

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AGR-1 Irradiation Experiment Test Plan  

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This document presents the current state of planning for the AGR-1 irradiation experiment, the first of eight planned irradiations for the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program. The objectives of the AGR-1 experiment are: 1. To gain experience with multi-capsule test train design, fabrication, and operation with the intent to reduce the probability of capsule or test train failure in subsequent irradiation tests. 2. To irradiate fuel produced in conjunction with the AGR fuel process development effort. 3. To provide data that will support the development of an understanding of the relationship between fuel fabrication processes, fuel product properties, and irradiation performance. In order to achieve the test objectives, the AGR-1 experiment will be irradiated in the B-10 position of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The test will contain six independently controlled and monitored capsules. Each capsule will contain a single type, or variant, of the AGR coated fuel. The irradiation is planned for about 700 effective full power days (approximately 2.4 calendar years) with a time-averaged, volume-average temperature of approximately 1050 C. Average fuel burnup, for the entire test, will be greater than 17.7 % FIMA, and the fuel will experience fast neutron fluences between 2.4 and 4.5 x 1025 n/m2 (E>0.18 MeV).

John T. Maki

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated Stress Testing, Qualification Testing, HAST, Field Experience  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, which was the opening session of the NREL 2013 Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop held on February 26, 2013 in Golden, CO, was presented by John Wohlgemuth. Entitled "Accelerated Stress Testing, Qualification Testing, HAST, Field Experience -- What Do They All Mean?" the presentation details efforts to develop accelerated stress tests beyond the qualification test levels, which are necessary to predict PV module wear-out. The commercial success of PVs is ultimately based on the long-term reliability and safety of the deployed PV modules.

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First Subcritical Experiment Conducted at Nevada Test Site |...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Subcritical Experiment Conducted at Nevada Test Site | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear...

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Safety Assurance for Irradiating Experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), located at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), was specifically designed to provide a high neutron flux test environment for conducting a variety of experiments. This paper addresses the safety assurance process for two general types of experiments conducted in the ATR facility and how the safety analyses for experiments are related to the ATR safety basis. One type of experiment is more routine and generally represents greater risks; therefore, this type of experiment is addressed in more detail in the ATR safety basis. This allows the individual safety analysis for this type of experiment to be more standardized. The second type of experiment is defined in more general terms in the ATR safety basis and is permitted under more general controls. Therefore, the individual safety analysis for the second type of experiment tends to be more unique and is tailored to each experiment.

T. A. Tomberlin; S. B. Grover

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Significance tests for paired-comparison experiments  

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......FLECKENSTEIN, M., FREUND, R. A. & JACKSON, J. B. (1958). A paired comparison test of type- writer carbon papers. Tappi, 41, 128-30. HARTLEY, H. O. (1950). The use of range in analysis of variance. Biometrika, 37, 271-80. HARVARD......

T. H. STARKS; H. A. DAVID

1961-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the CKM Model with Kaon Experiments  

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......25) Worcester E. Fermilab Wine and Cheese (2008) A. Alavi-Harati...Monte Carlo simulation. The quality Testing the CKM Model with Kaon...million KL 00 events. The large increase in statistics was matched by...25) E. Worcester, Fermilab Wine and Cheese (2008). A. Alavi-Harati......

Edward Blucher; Bruce Winstein; Taku Yamanaka

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Initial Test Conditions for Experiments to Assess Irradiation  

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

Assessment of Initial Test Conditions for Experiments to Assess Assessment of Initial Test Conditions for Experiments to Assess Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking Mechanisms Assessment of Initial Test Conditions for Experiments to Assess Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking Mechanisms Irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking is a key materials degradation issue in today's nuclear power reactor fleet and affects critical structural components within the reactor core. The effects of increased exposure to irradiation, stress, and/or coolant can substantially increase susceptibility to stress-corrosion cracking of austenitic steels in high-temperature water environments. Despite 30 years of experience, the underlying mechanisms of Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC) are unknown. Extended service conditions will increase the exposure

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Benchmark enclosure fire suppression experiments - phase 1 test report.  

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A series of fire benchmark water suppression tests were performed that may provide guidance for dispersal systems for the protection of high value assets. The test results provide boundary and temporal data necessary for water spray suppression model development and validation. A review of fire suppression in presented for both gaseous suppression and water mist fire suppression. The experimental setup and procedure for gathering water suppression performance data are shown. Characteristics of the nozzles used in the testing are presented. Results of the experiments are discussed.

Figueroa, Victor G.; Nichols, Robert Thomas; Blanchat, Thomas K.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery systems performance studies - HIL components testing...  

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

systems performance studies - HIL components testing Battery systems performance studies - HIL components testing 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - absorber test experiment Sample Search...  

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test experiment Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: absorber test experiment Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Design of Vibration Absorbers...

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Alpha Particle Physics Experiments in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor  

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Alpha particle physics experiments were done on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) during its deuterium-tritium (DT) run from 1993-1997. These experiments utilized several new alpha particle diagnostics and hundreds of DT discharges to characterize the alpha particle confinement and wave-particle interactions. In general, the results from the alpha particle diagnostics agreed with the classical single-particle confinement model in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) quiescent discharges. Also, the observed alpha particle interactions with sawteeth, toroidal Alfvn eigenmodes (TAE), and ion cyclotron resonant frequency (ICRF) waves were roughly consistent with theoretical modeling. This paper reviews what was learned and identifies what remains to be understood.

Budny, R.V.; Darrow, D.S.; Medley, S.S.; Nazikian, R.; Zweben, S.J.; et al.

1998-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Test experience with multiterminal HVDC load flow and stability programs  

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A powerful new set of load flow and stability programs for the study of HVdc systems has recently been completed. During the development of the programs novel applications of multiterminal HVdc systems were investigated, firstly on a large test system and later on actual utility models. This paper describes the test systems used, the HVdc systems studied and some of the interesting system related aspects of the HVdc system performance.

Chapman, D.G.; Davies, J.B. (Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (CA)); McNichol, J.R. (Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (CA)); Gulachenski, E.M.; Doe, S. (New England Power Service Co., Westboro, MA (US)); Balu, N.J. (EPRI, Palo Alto, CA (US))

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ramp Compression Experiments - a Sensitivity Study  

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We present the first sensitivity study of the material isentropes extracted from ramp compression experiments. We perform hydrodynamic simulations of representative experimental geometries associated with ramp compression experiments and discuss the major factors determining the accuracy of the equation of state information extracted from such data. In conclusion, we analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively the major experimental factors that determine the accuracy of equations of state extracted from ramp compression experiments. Since in actual experiments essentially all the effects discussed here will compound, factoring out individual signatures and magnitudes, as done in the present work, is especially important. This study should provide some guidance for the effective design and analysis of ramp compression experiments, as well as for further improvements of ramp generators performance.

Bastea, M; Reisman, D

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Experiment Phase 1. [Horizontal axis wind turbines: wind tunnel testing versus field testing  

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How does wind tunnel airfoil data differ from the airfoil performance on an operating horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) The National Renewable Energy laboratory has been conducting a comprehensive test program focused on answering this question and understanding the basic fluid mechanics of rotating HAWT stall aerodynamics. The basic approach was to instrument a wind rotor, using an airfoil that was well documented by wind tunnel tests, and measure operating pressure distributions on the rotating blade. Based an the integrated values of the pressure data, airfoil performance coefficients were obtained, and comparisons were made between the rotating data and the wind tunnel data. Care was taken to the aerodynamic and geometric differences between the rotating and the wind tunnel models. This is the first of two reports describing the Combined Experiment Program and its results. This Phase I report covers background information such as test setup and instrumentation. It also includes wind tunnel test results and roughness testing.

Butterfield, C.P.; Musial, W.P.; Simms, D.A.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEMS Reliability: Infrastructure, Test Structures, Experiments, and Failure Modes  

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The burgeoning new technology of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) shows great promise in the weapons arena. We can now conceive of micro-gyros, micro-surety systems, and micro-navigators that are extremely small and inexpensive. Do we want to use this new technology in critical applications such as nuclear weapons? This question drove us to understand the reliability and failure mechanisms of silicon surface-micromachined MEMS. Development of a testing infrastructure was a crucial step to perform reliability experiments on MEMS devices and will be reported here. In addition, reliability test structures have been designed and characterized. Many experiments were performed to investigate failure modes and specifically those in different environments (humidity, temperature, shock, vibration, and storage). A predictive reliability model for wear of rubbing surfaces in microengines was developed. The root causes of failure for operating and non-operating MEMS are discussed. The major failure mechanism for operating MEMS was wear of the polysilicon rubbing surfaces. Reliability design rules for future MEMS devices are established.

TANNER,DANELLE M.; SMITH,NORMAN F.; IRWIN,LLOYD W.; EATON,WILLIAM P.; HELGESEN,KAREN SUE; CLEMENT,J. JOSEPH; MILLER,WILLIAM M.; MILLER,SAMUEL L.; DUGGER,MICHAEL T.; WALRAVEN,JEREMY A.; PETERSON,KENNETH A.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing SO(10)-inspired leptogenesis with low energy neutrino experiments  

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We extend the results of a previous analysis of ours showing that, when both heavy and light flavour effects are taken into account, successful minimal (type I + thermal) leptogenesis with SO(10)-inspired relations is possible. Barring fine tuned choices of the parameters, these relations enforce a hierarchical RH neutrino mass spectrum that results into a final asymmetry dominantly produced by the next-to-lightest RH neutrino decays (N{sub 2} dominated leptogenesis). We present the constraints on the whole set of low energy neutrino parameters. Allowing a small misalignment between the Dirac basis and the charged lepton basis as in the quark sector, the allowed regions enlarge and the lower bound on the reheating temperature gets relaxed to values as low as ? 10{sup 10} GeV. It is confirmed that for normal ordering (NO) there are two allowed ranges of values for the lightest neutrino mass: m{sub 1} ? (1?5) 10{sup ?3} eV and m{sub 1} ? (0.03?0.1) eV. For m{sub 1}?<0.01 eV the allowed region in the plane ?{sub 13}-?{sub 23} is approximately given by ?{sub 23}?<49+0.65 (?{sub 13}?5), while the neutrinoless double beta decay effective neutrino mass falls in the range m{sub ee} = (1?3) 10{sup ?3} eV for ?{sub 13} = (6?11.5). For m{sub 1}?>0.01 eV, one has quite sharply m{sub ee} ? m{sub 1} and an upper bound ?{sub 23}?<46. These constraints will be tested by low energy neutrino experiments during next years. We also find that inverted ordering (IO), though quite strongly constrained, is not completely ruled out. In particular, we find approximately ?{sub 23} ? 43+12 log (0.2 eV/m{sub 1}), that will be fully tested by future experiments.

Bari, Pasquale Di [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Riotto, Antonio, E-mail: P.Di-Bari@soton.ac.uk, E-mail: Antonio.Riotto@cern.ch [INFN, Sezione di Padova, Dipartimento di Fisica Galileo Galilei, Via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padua (Italy)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience in testing of a solution mined storage cavern  

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Recertification tests were made of the U.S. Department of Energy/Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil storage cavern No. 6 in the West Hackberry, LA, salt dome. The cavern has a volume of 8,600,000 bbl. Tests included hydrostatic tests of the brine filled cavern and nitrogen leak tests of the 3 wells entering the cavern. Test procedures are described and test results are discussed.

Goin, K.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ams experiment test Sample Search Results  

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test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: ams experiment test Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 PLACEMENT TESTS FOR SPRING 2011 REGISTRATION...

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Reactor accelerator coupling experiments: a feasability study  

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The Reactor Accelerator Coupling Experiments (RACE) are a set of neutron source driven subcritical experiments under temperature feedback conditions. These experiments will involve coupling an accelerator driven neutron source to a TRIGA reactor...

Woddi Venkat Krishna, Taraknath

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIENCES ON PID TESTING OF PV MODULES IN 2012 | Department...  

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

Glass Potential Induced Degradation (PID) Tests for Commercially Available PV Modules Characterization of Dynamic Loads on Solar Modules with Respect to Fracture of Solar Cells...

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A review of experiments and results from the transient reactor test (TREAT) facility.  

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The TREAT Facility was designed and built in the late 1950s at Argonne National Laboratory to provide a transient reactor for safety experiments on samples of reactor fuels. It first operated in 1959. Throughout its history, experiments conducted in TREAT have been important in establishing the behavior of a wide variety of reactor fuel elements under conditions predicted to occur in reactor accidents ranging from mild off normal transients to hypothetical core disruptive accidents. For much of its history, TREAT was used primarily to test liquid-metal reactor fuel elements, initially for the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II), then for the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant (CRBRP), the British Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR), and finally, for the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR). Both oxide and metal elements were tested in dry capsules and in flowing sodium loops. The data obtained were instrumental in establishing the behavior of the fuel under off-normal and accident conditions, a necessary part of the safety analysis of the various reactors. In addition, TREAT was used to test light-water reactor (LWR) elements in a steam environment to obtain fission-product release data under meltdown conditions. Studies are now under way on applications of TREAT to testing of the behavior of high-burnup LWR elements under reactivity-initiated accident (RIA) conditions using a high-pressure water loop.

Deitrich, L. W.

1998-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Criticality experiments with fast flux test facility fuel pins  

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A United States Department of Energy program was initiated during the early seventies at the Hanford Critical Mass Laboratory to obtain experimental criticality data in support of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program. The criticality experiments program was to provide basic physics data for clean well defined conditions expected to be encountered in the handling of plutonium-uranium fuel mixtures outside reactors. One task of this criticality experiments program was concerned with obtaining data on PuO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} fuel rods containing 20--30 wt % plutonium. To obtain this data a series of experiments were performed over a period of about twelve years. The experimental data obtained during this time are summarized and the associated experimental assemblies are described. 8 refs., 7 figs.

Bierman, S.R.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using reactor operating experience to improve the design of a new Broad Application Test Reactor  

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Increasing regulatory demands and effects of plant aging are limiting the operation of existing test reactors. Additionally, these reactors have limited capacities and capabilities for supporting future testing missions. A multidisciplinary team of experts developed sets of preliminary safety requirements, facility user needs, and reactor design concepts for a new Broad Application Test Reactor (BATR). Anticipated missions for the new reactor include fuels and materials irradiation testing, isotope production, space testing, medical research, fusion testing, intense positron research, and transmutation doping. The early BATR design decisions have benefited from operating experiences with existing reactors. This paper discusses these experiences and highlights their significance for the design of a new BATR.

Fletcher, C.D.; Ryskamp, J.M.; Drexler, R.L.; Leyse, C.F.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Testing a Nuclear Thermal Rocket: Design of a sub-scale demonstration experiment  

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In 2008, the NASA Mars Architecture Team found that the Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) was the preferred propulsion system out of all the combinations of chemical propulsion, solar electric, nuclear electric, aerobrake, and NTR studied. Recently, the National Research Council committee reviewing the NASA Technology Roadmaps recommended the NTR as one of the top 16 technologies that should be pursued by NASA. One of the main issues with developing a NTR for future missions is the ability to economically test the full system on the ground. In the late 1990s, the Sub-surface Active Filtering of Exhaust (SAFE) concept was first proposed by Howe as a method to test NTRs at full power and full duration. The concept relied on firing the NTR into one of the test holes at the Nevada Test Site which had been constructed to test nuclear weapons. In 2011, the cost of testing a NTR and the cost of performing a proof of concept experiment were evaluated.

David Bedsun; Debra Lee; Margaret Townsend; Clay A. Cooper; Jennifer Chapman; Ronald Samborsky; Mel Bulman; Daniel Brasuell; Stanley K. Borowski

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering a multi-purpose test collection for Web retrieval experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

quantities of dark matter (Bailey, Craswell, & Hawking, 2000) due to Web page access restrictions, to lackEngineering a multi-purpose test collection for Web retrieval experiments Peter Bailey a,*, Nick methods for the Web has been restricted by the lack of a test collection capable of supporting experiments

Tomkins, Andrew

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European Experience and Case study of SCR Passenger Car Integration...  

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

Experience and Case study of SCR Passenger Car Integration European Experience and Case study of SCR Passenger Car Integration Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006,...

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Design and analysis of experiments testing for biodiversity effects in ecology  

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Design and analysis of experiments testing for biodiversity effects in ecology R. A. Baileya is that a nested family of plausible models is fitted. The results of three experiments suggest that biodiversity are discussed. Keywords: Biodiversity, Design of experiments, Family of models, Hasse diagram 2008 MSC: 62K99

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Considerations on an Optical Test of Popper's Experiment  

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We present a detailed analysis of a previously published realization of Popper's experiment using entangled ghost imaging. Our analysis, which is based on optical diffraction integrals, shows that, for the configuration previously described, the transverse spread of an unmeasured particle (the signal photon here) does not increase in inverse proportion to the width of its virtual confinement when its entangled twin is confined in transverse dimension by a physical slit. Rather we show that the spread of the unmeasured particle carries no dependence on the width of its virtual confinement in the published configuration. Instead, it spreads geometrically at a rate determined by the numerical aperture of the ghost imaging system. We further propose an alternative configuration for which the spread of the unmeasured particle does increase in inverse proportion to the width of its virtual confinement. We discuss the relation of these results to the predictions of Popper.

Reintjes, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of initial testing of the H2SO4 section of the ILS experiment.  

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A sulfuric acid catalytic decomposer section was assembled and tested for the Integrated Laboratory Scale experiments of the Sulfur-Iodine Thermochemical Cycle. This cycle is being studied as part of the U. S. Department of Energy Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative. Tests confirmed that the 54-inch long silicon carbide bayonet could produce in excess of the design objective of 100 liters/hr of SO{sub 2} at 2 bar. Furthermore, at 3 bar the system produced 135 liters/hr of SO{sub 2} with only 31 mol% acid. The gas production rate was close to the theoretical maximum determined by equilibrium, which indicates that the design provides adequate catalyst contact and heat transfer. Several design improvements were also implemented to greatly minimize leakage of SO{sub 2} out of the apparatus. The primary modifications were a separate additional enclosure within the skid enclosure, and replacement of Teflon tubing with glass-lined steel pipes.

Moore, Robert Charles; Parma, Edward J., Jr.; Gelbard, Fred

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Facility 10CFR830 Safety Basis Related to Facility Experiments  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), a DOE Category A reactor, was designed to provide an irradiation test environment for conducting a variety of experiments. The ATR Safety Analysis Report, determined by DOE to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 830, Subpart B, provides versatility in types of experiments that may be conducted. This paper addresses two general types of experiments in the ATR facility and how safety analyses for experiments are related to the ATR safety basis. One type of experiment is more routine and generally represents greater risks; therefore this type of experiment is addressed with more detail in the safety basis. This allows individual safety analyses for these experiments to be more routine and repetitive. The second type of experiment is less defined and is permitted under more general controls. Therefore, individual safety analyses for the second type of experiment tend to be more unique from experiment to experiment. Experiments are also discussed relative to "major modifications" and DOE-STD-1027-92. Application of the USQ process to ATR experiments is also discussed.

Tomberlin, Terry Alan

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Facility 10CFR830 Safety Basis Related to Facility Experiments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), a DOE Category A reactor, was designed to provide an irradiation test environment for conducting a variety of experiments. The ATR Safety Analysis Report, determined by DOE to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 830, Subpart B, provides versatility in types of experiments that may be conducted. This paper addresses two general types of experiments in the ATR facility and how safety analyses for experiments are related to the ATR safety basis. One type of experiment is more routine and generally represents greater risks; therefore this type of experiment is addressed with more detail in the safety basis. This allows individual safety analyses for these experiments to be more routine and repetitive. The second type of experiment is less defined and is permitted under more general controls. Therefore, individual safety analyses for the second type of experiment tend to be more unique from experiment to experiment. Experiments are also discussed relative to ''major modifications'' and DOE-STD-1027-92. Application of the USQ process to ATR experiments is also discussed.

Tomberlin, T.A.

2002-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, construction and testing of a release actuator for the Planar Articulating Controls Experiment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis presents a release actuator for the Planar Articulating Controls Experiment (PACE), the USAF Phillips Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA. A release actuator needs to incorporated into the experimental hardware to hold the flexible test article...

Romero, Ignacio

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intern experience at the Honeywell Test Instrument Division: an internship report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This report documents the industrial experience accrued by the author during a twelve month Doctor of Engineering internship served with Honeywell. The internship was served at the Test Instrument Division, Denver, Colorado as a...

Sengupta, Debasis, 1949-

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and testing of an experiment to measure self-filtration in particulate suspensions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An experiment for measuring self-filtration in terms of change in volume fraction downstream of a constriction compared to volume fraction upstream of said constriction was designed and tested. The user has the ability to ...

Flander, Mattias S. (Mattias Simon)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic Studies of a Massive Hydraulic Fracturing Experiment...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

a Massive Hydraulic Fracturing Experiment Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Seismic Studies of a Massive Hydraulic Fracturing...

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FVCOM validation experiments: Comparisons with ROMS for three idealized barotropic test  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FVCOM validation experiments: Comparisons with ROMS for three idealized barotropic test problems are also made between FVCOM and the structured-grid Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for these test implemented in ROMS if the horizontal resolution is relatively high. FVCOM has taken advantage of the new

Winant, Clinton D.

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FVCOM Validation Experiments: Comparisons with ROMS for Three Idealized Barotropic Test Problems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Validation Experiments: Comparisons with ROMS for Three Idealized Barotropic Test Problems Haosheng Huang1-grid Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) for these test cases. For the linear problem in a simple rectangular is almost as accurate as the fourth-order advection scheme implemented in ROMS if the horizontal resolution

Chen, Changsheng

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Laboratory Experiments to Evaluate Diffusion of 14C into Nevada Test Site Carbonate Aquifer Matrix  

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Determination of groundwater flow velocities at the Nevada Test Site is important since groundwater is the principal transport medium of underground radionuclides. However, 14C-based groundwater velocities in the carbonate aquifers of the Nevada Test Site are several orders of magnitude slower than velocities derived from the Underground Test Area regional numerical model. This discrepancy has been attributed to the loss or retardation of 14C from groundwater into the surrounding aquifer matrix making 14C-based groundwater ages appear much older. Laboratory experiments were used to investigate the retardation of 14C in the carbonate aquifers at the Nevada Test Site. Three sets of experiments were conducted evaluating the diffusion of 14C into the carbonate aquifer matrix, adsorption and/or isotopic exchange onto the pore surfaces of the carbonate matrix, and adsorption and/or isotopic exchange onto the fracture surfaces of the carbonate aquifer. Experimental results a nd published aquifer matrix and fracture porosities from the Lower Carbonate Aquifer were applied to a 14C retardation model. The model produced an extremely wide range of retardation factors because of the wide range of published aquifer matrix and fracture porosities (over three orders of magnitude). Large retardation factors suggest that groundwater with very little measured 14C activity may actually be very young if matrix porosity is large relative to the fracture porosity. Groundwater samples collected from highly fractured aquifers with large effective fracture porosities may have relatively small correction factors, while samples from aquifers with a few widely spaced fractures may have very large correction factors. These retardation factors were then used to calculate groundwater velocities from a proposed flow path at the Nevada Test Site. The upper end of the range of 14C correction factors estimated groundwater velocities that appear to be at least an order of magnitude too high compared to published velocities. The lower end of the range of 14C correction factors falls within the range of reported velocities. From these results, future experimental studies (both laboratory and field scale) to support 14C groundwater age dating should focus on obtaining better estimates of aquifer properties including matrix and fracture porosities.

Ronald L. Hershey; William Howcroft; Paul W. Reimus

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REACTIVITY INITIATED ACCIDENT TEST SERIES TEST RIA 1-4 EXPERIMENT PREDICTIONS  

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The results of the pretest analyses for Test RIA 1-4 are presented. Test RIA 1-4 consists of a 3x3 array of previously irradiated MAP! fuel rods. The rods have 5.7% enriched UO{sub 2} fuel in zircaloy-4 cladding with an average burnup of 5300 MWd/t. The objective for Test RIA 1-4 is to provide information regarding loss-of-coolable fuel rod geometry following RIA event for a radial-average peak fuel enthalpy equivalent to the present licensing criteria of 1172 J/g (280 cal/g UO{sub 2}). Radial averaged peak fuel enthalpies of 1172 J/g (280 cal/g) 1077 J/g {257 cal/g), and 978 J/g (234 cal/g) for the corner, side, and center fuel rods, respectively, are planned to be achieved during a 2.7 ms reactor period power burst. The results of the FRAP-T5 analyses indicate that all nine rods will fail within 26 ms from the start of the power burst due to pellet-cladding mechanical interaction. All of the rods will undergo partial fuel melting. All rods will operate under extended film boiling (>30 sec) conditions and about 70% of the cladding length is expected to be molten. Approximately 15% of the cladding thickness will be oxided. Fuel swelling due to fission gas release and melting combined with fuel and cladding fragmentation, will probably produce a complete coolant flow blockage within the flow shroud.

Fukuda, S. K.; Martinson, Z. R.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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B3.11 SWCX for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components-  

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1 SWCX for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components- 1 SWCX for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components- Revision 0 Sitewide Categorical Exclusion for Outdoor Tests, Experiments on Materials and Equipment Components Introduction .A .. s defined in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office Integrated Management System Procedure, NEPA Analysis at Hanford, a sitewide categorical exclusion is: An application of DOE categorical exclusions described in 10 CFR 1021, Appendices A and B, which may apply to Hanford Site proposed actions (activities) that are "sitewide" in nature and extent, which the cognizant DOE Hanford NCO has determined fit within the scope (i.e., same n

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FIRST EXPERIMENTS WITH THE RF GUN BASED INJECTOR FOR THE TESLA TEST FACILITY LINAC  

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FIRST EXPERIMENTS WITH THE RF GUN BASED INJECTOR FOR THE TESLA TEST FACILITY LINAC S. Schreiber was produced by a sub-harmonic in- jector using a thermionic gun, a buncher cavity, and one standard Linear Collider, a laser driven rf gun has been de- veloped and been brought in operation late fall 1998

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Comparing Code Reading and Testing Criteria: A Replication of Experimental Studies  

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Comparing Code Reading and Testing Criteria: A Replication of Experimental Studies Jose@icmc.usp.br sfabbri@dc.ufscar.br mgmn@unifacs.br Emerson D6ria UNOESTE 19050-680 Pres. Prudente, SP, Brazil emerson) research agencies. This experiment aims to compare inspection and testing techniques at code level

Carver, Jeffrey C.

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Post-test analysis of dryout test 7B' of the W-1 Sodium Loop Safety Facility Experiment with the SABRE-2P code. [LMFBR  

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An understanding of conditions that may cause sodium boiling and boiling propagation that may lead to dryout and fuel failure is crucial in liquid-metal fast-breeder reactor safety. In this study, the SABRE-2P subchannel analysis code has been used to analyze the ultimate transient of the in-core W-1 Sodium Loop Safety Facility experiment. This code has a 3-D simple nondynamic boiling model which is able to predict the flow instability which caused dryout. In other analyses dryout has been predicted for out-of-core test bundles and so this study provides additional confirmation of the model.

Rose, S.D.; Dearing, J.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Cryogenic Infrastructure for LHC Superconducting Magnet and Cryogenic Component Tests: Layout, Commissioning and Operational Experience  

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The largest cryogenic test facility at CERN, located at Zone 18, is used to validate and to test all main components working at cryogenic temperature in the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) before final installation in the machine tunnel. In total about 1300 main dipoles, 400 main quadrupoles, 5 RF-modules, eight 1.8 K refrigeration units will be tested in the coming years.The test facility has been improved and upgraded over the last few years and the first 18 kW refrigerator for the LHC machine has been added to boost the cryogenic capacity for the area via a 25,000 liter liquid helium dewar. The existing 6 kW refrigerator, used for the LHC Test String experiments, will also be employed to commission LHC cryogenic components.We report on the design and layout of the test facility as well as the commissioning and the first 10,000 hours operational experience of the test facility and the 18 kW LHC refrigerator.

Calzas, C.; Chanat, D.; Knoops, S.; Sanmarti, M.; Serio, L. [Accelerator Technology Division, CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

2004-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress on Plasma Lens Experiment at the Final Focus Test Beam *  

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of the experiment are to study plasma focusing of high energy, high density particle beams; to investigate plasma colliders. INTRODUCTION Plasma focusing devices are compact, simple, and very strong focusing elements­of­principle experiments using low density particle beams have demonstrated plasma focusing (10­ 12). Our goal

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ORISE: Worker Health Studies - Beryllium Testing Laboratory  

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BeLPT Process Diagram BeLPT Process Diagram Click image for larger view Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Beryllium Testing Laboratory Beryllium is a metal that is...

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Making a Low-Cost Soda Can Ethanol Burner for Out-of-Laboratory Flame Test Demonstrations and Experiments  

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Making a Low-Cost Soda Can Ethanol Burner for Out-of-Laboratory Flame Test Demonstrations and Experiments ... Video clips for the three flame tests shown in Figure 3, and for turning the burner on and off. ...

Henson L. Lee Yu; Perfecto N. Domingo, Jr.; Elliard Roswell S. Yanza; Armando M. Guidote, Jr.

2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution reverse VSP and interwell seismic experiments at the Buckhorn test site in Illinois  

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Reverse Vertical Seismic Profiling VSP and interwell seismic experiments were conducted at the Western Kentucky Petroleum Buckhorn test site near Quincy, Illinois. The RVSP data were acquired using a 3-component pneumatic probe and the interwell seismic data were acquired using a 24-element hydrophone array. The experiments were conducted to analyze high resolution seismic waveforms and to perform travel time velocity inversion for mapping the Silurian Kankakee formation which is the more prolific oil producer in the Mt. Sterling area. Reverse VSP and interwell seismic measurements together with log data have yielded information on the anisotropic characteristic of the shale formation and in the compressional wave velocity distribution of the limestone formation. These results inferred that reverse VSP (using several 3-component detectors in shallow boreholes) and interwell seismic measurements integrated with log data and seismic modeling can delineate the hydrocarbon reservoir and geological structures at the Buckhorn test site.

Parra, J.O.; Bangs, J.H.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution reverse VSP and interwell seismic experiments at the Buckhorn test site in Illinois  

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Reverse Vertical Seismic Profiling VSP and interwell seismic experiments were conducted at the Western Kentucky Petroleum Buckhorn test site near Quincy, Illinois. The RVSP data were acquired using a 3-component pneumatic probe and the interwell seismic data were acquired using a 24-element hydrophone array. The experiments were conducted to analyze high resolution seismic waveforms and to perform travel time velocity inversion for mapping the Silurian Kankakee formation which is the more prolific oil producer in the Mt. Sterling area. Reverse VSP and interwell seismic measurements together with log data have yielded information on the anisotropic characteristic of the shale formation and in the compressional wave velocity distribution of the limestone formation. These results inferred that reverse VSP (using several 3-component detectors in shallow boreholes) and interwell seismic measurements integrated with log data and seismic modeling can delineate the hydrocarbon reservoir and geological structures at the Buckhorn test site.

Parra, J.O.; Bangs, J.H.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation studies using joint USDOE/PNC critical experiments  

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Validation studies have been performed in the United States and Japan using the SCALE-2 computer code system with benchmark data obtained from 46 critical experiments. The experiments spanned the range of neutron spectra from a very undermoderated condition (H/Pu ratio = 22) to a very overmoderated condition (H/Pu ratio = 2220). The experiments are divided into four sets: (1) heterogeneous mixed-oxide fuel pin arrays moderated by organic and aqueous solutions, (2) limiting critical concentration experiments, (3) basic cylinder and slab geometries with various reflection conditions, and (4) annular cylinder with various fixed-geometry poisons. Based on computations performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with the KENO code and a 27 energy-group cross-section library, the average calculated k-effective for the 46 experiments was found to be 1.004. Calculated k-effectives ranged from 0.991 to 1.018, and the standard deviation of these results was 0.006. The Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) staff have obtained similar k-effective results in their validation studies. The good agreement between experiment and calculation gives confidence that the calculation methods and cross-section data can be applied to similar plant conditions. 10 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

Smolen, G.R.; Whitesides, G.E.; Matsumoto, T.; Funabashi, H.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Test Results of the Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE)  

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There are currently no experiments, either satellite or ground-based, that are sensitive to astrophysical gamma-rays at energies between 20 and 250 GeV. We are developing the Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE) to explore this energy range. STACEE will use heliostat mirrors at a solar research facility to collect Cherenkov light from extensive air showers produced by high energy gamma-rays. Here we report on the results of prototype test work at the solar facility of Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM). The work demonstrates that the facility is suitable for use as an astrophysical observatory. In addition, using a full scale prototype of part of STACEE, we detected atmospheric Cherenkov radiation at energies lower than any other ground-based experiment to date.

STACEE Collaboration

1997-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing CPT conservation using the NuMI neutrino beam with the MINOS experiment  

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The MINOS experiment was designed to measure neutrino oscillation parameters with muon neutrinos. It achieves this by measuring the neutrino energy spectrum and flavor composition of the man-made NuMI neutrino beam 1km after the beam is formed and again after 735 km. By comparing the two spectra it is possible to measure the oscillation parameters. The NuMI beam is made up of 7.0% {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}}, which can be separated from the {nu}{sub {mu}} because the MINOS detectors are magnetized. This makes it possible to study {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} oscillations separately from those of muon neutrinos, and thereby test CPT invariance in the neutrino sector by determining the {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} oscillation parameters and comparing them with those for {nu}{sub {mu}}, although any unknown physics of the antineutrino would appear as a difference in oscillation parameters. Such a test has not been performed with beam {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} before. It is also possible to produce an almost pure {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} beam by reversing the current through the magnetic focusing horns of the NuMI beamline, thereby focusing negatively, instead of positively charged particles. This thesis describes the analysis of the 7% {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} component of the forward horn current NuMI beam. The {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} of a data sample of 3.2 x 10{sup 20} protons on target analysis found 42 events, compared to a CPT conserving prediction of 58.3{sub -7.6}{sup +7.6}(stat.){sub -3.6}{sup +3.6}(syst.) events. This corresponds to a 1.9 {sigma} deficit, and a best fit value of {Delta}{bar m}{sub 32}{sup 2} = 18 x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{bar {theta}}{sub 23} = 0.55. This thesis focuses particularly on the selection of {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} events, and investigates possible improvements of the selection algorithm. From this a different selector was chosen, which corroborated the findings of the original selector. The thesis also investigates how the systematic errors affect the precision of {Delta}{bar m}{sub 32}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{bar {theta}}{sub 23}. Furthermore, it describes a study to determine the gains of the PMTs via the single-photoelectron spectrum. The results were used as a crosscheck of the gains determined at higher intensities by an LED-based light-injection system.

Auty, David John; /Sussex U.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTRON STRING SOURCE OF HIGHLY CHARGED IONS: STUDIES AND THE FIRST TEST ON A SYNCHROTRON  

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ELECTRON STRING SOURCE OF HIGHLY CHARGED IONS: STUDIES AND THE FIRST TEST ON A SYNCHROTRON E. D, MSL, 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden Abstract Operation of an electron beam ion source (EBIS) in the reflex in Electron String Ion Source (ESIS). We describe the experiments and results on studies of electron string

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Testing Protocols and Results: Airport Sound Program Experience and BPI-Resnet Development  

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Testing Protocols & Results: Testing Protocols & Results: Airport Sound Program Experience and BPI/RESNET Development Spring 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting: Combustion Safety in Tight Houses Jim Fitzgerald Center for Energy and Environment Building Performance Institute Page 2  Weatherization, custom windows & central air conditioning  Attic insulation, wall insulation, and attic air sealing - borrowed specs from energy programs and used weatherization contractors  Average house leakage: 7.8 ACH50 before 5.4 ACH50 after MSP secret: this Airport Sound Program does weatherization work to reduce sound All Tightening of Existing Homes Can Affect Combustion Appliance Safety Tightening work was done on 3000 homes with no testing, what could possibly go wrong?

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Hydraulic characterization of aquifers by thermal response testing: Validation by large-scale tank and field experiments  

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Hydraulic characterization of aquifers by thermal response testing: Validation by large-scale tank by application to a well-controlled, large-scale tank experiment with 9 m length, 6 m width, and 4.5 m depth, and by data interpretation from a field-scale test. The tank experiment imitates an advection-influenced TRT

Cirpka, Olaf Arie

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Testing efficiency of storage in the subsurface: frio brine pilot experiment  

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Can we demonstrate that subsurface storage is an effective method of reducing emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere? The Frio Brine Pilot Experiment is designed to test storage performance of a typical subsurface environment in an area where large-volume sources and sinks are abundant, near Houston, Texas, USA. We employed extensive pre-experiment characterization and modeling to identify significant factors that increase or decrease risk of leakage from the injection zone. We then designed the experiment to focus on those factors, as well as to test for presence or absence of events that are not expected. A fully developed reservoir model of heterogeneous reworked fluvial sandstones of the Frio Formation documents three-dimensional compartmentalization of the injection horizon by faulting associated with salt-dome intrusion and growth. Modeling using the TOUGH2 simulator showed that a significant source of uncertainty for subsurface performance of injected CO2 is residual CO2 saturation during storage. If initial displacement of water during injection is efficient and capillary effects create the expected residual saturation of 30 percent CO2, the volume occupied by the plume will be limited, and long-term storage can be expected even in an open system. If, however, during injection, CO2 moves out from the injection well along high-permeability pathways, it may not contact most pores, and residual saturation will have a smaller effect on storage. Our experiment is therefore designed to monitor plume geometry and CO2 saturation near the injection well and closely spaced observation well. Leakage out of the injection zone as a result of well engineering or other flaws in the seal is also monitored in the sandstone immediately overlying the injection zone and at the surface using multiple techniques. Permitting strategies include cooperation among two State agencies, as well as Federal NEPA assessment, because of the innovative aspects of the experiment.

Hovorka, Susan D.; Doughty, Christine; Holtz, Mark

2004-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective Cracking Study: HVS Test Section Forensic Investigation  

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Study: HVS Test Section Forensic Investigation Authors: D.describes the results of the forensic investigation on thedata collected during this forensic investigation include:

Jones, David; Steven, B.; Harvey, John T

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing During Study Insulates Against the Buildup of Proactive Interference  

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Testing During Study Insulates Against the Buildup of Proactive Interference Karl K. Szpunar in the benefits of retrieval practice on long-term retention--the testing effect--has spawned a considerable. Taking a test may benefit retention through both direct means (engaging appropriate retrieval processes

McDermott, Kathleen

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DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF LOW-CRACKING HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE (LC-HPC) BRIDGE DECKS: FREE SHRINKAGE TESTS, RESTRAINED RING TESTS, CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE, AND CRACK SURVEY RESULTS  

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The development, construction, and evaluation of low-cracking high-performance concrete (LC-HPC) bridge decks are described based on laboratory test results and experiences gained during the construction of 13 LC-HPC bridge ...

Yuan, Jiqiu

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Assembly and bench testing of a spiral fiber tracker for the J-PARC TREK/E36 experiment  

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This study presents the recent progress made in developing a spiral fiber tracker (SFT) for use in the experiment TREK/E36 planned at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex. This kaon decay experiment uses a stopped positive kaon beam to search for physics beyond the Standard Model through precision measurements of lepton universality and through searches for a heavy sterile neutrino and a dark photon. Detecting and tracking positrons and positive muons from kaon decays are of importance in achieving high-precision measurements; therefore, we designed and are developing the new tracking detector using a scintillating fiber. The SFT was completely assembled, and in a bench test, no dead channel was determined.

Makoto Tabata; Sbastien Bianchin; Michael D. Hasinoff; Robert S. Henderson; Keito Horie; Youichi Igarashi; Jun Imazato; Hiroshi Ito; Alexander Ivashkin; Hideyuki Kawai; Yury Kudenko; Oleg Mineev; Suguru Shimizu; Akihisa Toyoda; Hirohito Yamazaki

2014-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Assembly and bench testing of a spiral fiber tracker for the J-PARC TREK/E36 experiment  

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This study presents the recent progress made in developing a spiral fiber tracker (SFT) for use in the experiment TREK/E36 planned at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex. This kaon decay experiment uses a stopped positive kaon beam to search for physics beyond the Standard Model through precision measurements of lepton universality and through searches for a heavy sterile neutrino and a dark photon. Detecting and tracking positrons and positive muons from kaon decays are of importance in achieving high-precision measurements; therefore, we designed and are developing the new tracking detector using a scintillating fiber. The SFT was completely assembled, and in a bench test, no dead channel was determined.

Tabata, Makoto; Hasinoff, Michael D; Henderson, Robert S; Horie, Keito; Igarashi, Youichi; Imazato, Jun; Ito, Hiroshi; Ivashkin, Alexander; Kawai, Hideyuki; Kudenko, Yury; Mineev, Oleg; Shimizu, Suguru; Toyoda, Akihisa; Yamazaki, Hirohito

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Design Feasibility Study for the Global Climate Experiment  

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Neon, Inc. is proposing to establish a Global Change Experiment (GCE) Facility to increase our understanding of how ecological systems differ in their vulnerability to changes in climate and other relevant global change drivers, as well as provide the mechanistic basis for forecasting ecological change in the future. The experimental design was initially envisioned to consist of two complementary components; (A) a multi-factor experiment manipulating CO{sub 2}, temperature and water availability and (B) a water balance experiment. As the design analysis and cost estimates progressed, it became clear that (1) the technical difficulties of obtaining tight temperature control and maintaining elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels within an enclosure were greater than had been expected and (2) the envisioned study would not fit into the expected budget envelope if this was done in a partially or completely enclosed structure. After discussions between NEON management, the GCE science team, and Keith Lewin, NEON, Inc. requested Keith Lewin to expand the scope of this design study to include open-field exposure systems. In order to develop the GCE design to the point where it can be presented within a proposal for funding, a feasibility study of climate manipulation structures must be conducted to determine design approaches and rough cost estimates, and to identify advantages and disadvantages of these approaches including the associated experimental artifacts. NEON, Inc requested this design study in order to develop concepts for the climate manipulation structures to support the NEON Global Climate Experiment. This study summarizes the design concepts considered for constructing and operating the GCE Facility and their associated construction, maintenance and operations costs. Comparisons and comments about experimental artifacts, construction challenges and operational uncertainties are provided to assist in selecting the final facility design. The overall goal of this report is to provide a cost and technological basis for selection of the appropriate GCE Facility design.

Lewin,K.F.; Nagy, J.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Participants' Perspectives of Training Experiences: An Exploratory Qualitative Study  

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that what I do is meaningful. Above all, thank you for loving me through a process that brought out the absolute worst in me! Thank you to my mom, Patricia (Pat) Cook Smith, and my dad, J. Michael Smith (Mike), for instilling in me my faith, determination... limitations and challenges the researcher encountered. In Chapter IV, the study participants--Patrick, Mike, Chris, John, Paul, Kimberly, Patricia, Cydney, Whitney, and Marilyn--identify shared training experiences that led to four themes: (1) relevance...

Mathis, Robin S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Study of Sector Magnet for the Daedalus Experiment  

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The Daedalus experiment seeks to evaluate neutrino scattering effects that go beyond the standard model. Modular accelerators are employed to produce 800 MeV proton beams at the megawatt power level directed toward a target, producing neutrinos. The Superconducting Ring Cyclotron (SRC) consists of identical sectors (currently 6) of superconducting dipole magnets with iron return frames. The Daedalus Collaboration has produced a conceptual design for the magnet, which, after several iterations, is the current best design that achieves the physics requirements of the experiment. The Technology and Engineering Division (T&ED) of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center was awarded with a contract by the Daedalus team to further develop the magnet conceptual design. The resulting Engineering Study is reported here.

Joseph Minervini; Mike Cheadle; Val Fishman; Craig Miller; Alexi Radovinsky; Brad Smith

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Power Delivery Testing Feasibility Study Task 6 Final Report  

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This Final Report is covers the completion of the Electric Power Delivery Testing Feasibility Study. The objective of this project was to research, engineer, and demonstrate high-power laboratory testing protocols to accurately reproduce the conditions on the electric power grid representing both normal load switching and abnormalities such as short-circuit fault protection. Test circuits, equipment, and techniques were developed and proven at reduced power levels to determine the feasibility of building a large-scale high-power testing laboratory capable of testing equipment and systems at simulated high-power conditions of the U.S. power grid at distribution levels up through 38 kiloVolts (kV) and transmission levels up through 230 kV. The project delivered demonstrated testing techniques, high-voltage test equipment for load testing and synthetic short-circuit testing, and recommended designs for future implementation of a high-power testing laboratory to test equipment and systems, enabling increased reliability of the electric transmission and distribution grid.

Thomas Tobin

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, construction and testing of a boiling and convective condensation experiment for use in a microgravity environment  

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DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A SOILING AND CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION EXPERIMENT FOR USE IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by LEO JOSEPH KACHNIK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A BOILING AND CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION EXPERIMENT FOR USE IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by LEO JOSEPH KACHNIK...

Kachnik, Leo Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study  

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This report provides the results of an extensive and important study of the potential for a U.S. scientific program that will extend our knowledge of neutrino oscillations well beyond what can be anticipated from ongoing and planned experiments worldwide. The program examined here has the potential to provide the U.S. particle physics community with world leading experimental capability in this intensely interesting and active field of fundamental research. Furthermore, this capability could be unique compared to anywhere else in the world because of the available beam intensity and baseline distances. The present study was initially commissioned in April 2006 by top research officers of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and, as the study evolved, it also provided responses to questions formulated and addressed to the study group by the Neutrino Scientific Advisory Committee (NuSAG) of the U.S. DOE and NSF. The participants in the study, its Charge and history, plus the study results and conclusions are provided in this report and its appendices. A summary of the conclusions is provided in the Executive Summary.

V. Barger; M. Bishai; D. Bogert; C. Bromberg; A. Curioni; M. Dierckxsens; M. Diwan; F. Dufour; D. Finley; B. T. Fleming; J. Gallardo; J. Heim; P. Huber; C. K. Jung; S. Kahn; E. Kearns; H. Kirk; T. Kirk; K. Lande; C. Laughton; W. Y. Lee; K. Lesko; C. Lewis; P. Litchfield; A. K. Mann; A. Marchionni; W. Marciano; D. Marfatia; A. D. Marino; M. Marshak; S. Menary; K. McDonald; M. Messier; W. Pariseau; Z. Parsa; S. Pordes; R. Potenza; R. Rameika; N. Saoulidou; N. Simos; R. Van Berg; B. Viren; K. Whisnant; R. Wilson; W. Winter; C. Yanagisawa; F. Yumiceva; E. D. Zimmerman; R. Zwaska

2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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PRELIMINARY THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL MODELING FOR THE NEAR SURFACE TEST FACILITY HEATER EXPERIMENTS AT HANFORD  

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Isotherms in Vertical Plane, Hanford Full-Scale Experiment:Isotherms in Vertical Plane, Hanford Full-Scale Experiment:Isotherms in Vertical Plane, Hanford Full-Scale Experiment:

chan, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LNG cascading damage study. Volume I, fracture testing report.  

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As part of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Cascading Damage Study, a series of structural tests were conducted to investigate the thermal induced fracture of steel plate structures. The thermal stresses were achieved by applying liquid nitrogen (LN{sub 2}) onto sections of each steel plate. In addition to inducing large thermal stresses, the lowering of the steel temperature simultaneously reduced the fracture toughness. Liquid nitrogen was used as a surrogate for LNG due to safety concerns and since the temperature of LN{sub 2} is similar (-190 C) to LNG (-161 C). The use of LN{sub 2} ensured that the tests could achieve cryogenic temperatures in the range an actual vessel would encounter during a LNG spill. There were four phases to this test series. Phase I was the initial exploratory stage, which was used to develop the testing process. In the Phase II series of tests, larger plates were used and tested until fracture. The plate sizes ranged from 4 ft square pieces to 6 ft square sections with thicknesses from 1/4 inches to 3/4 inches. This phase investigated the cooling rates on larger plates and the effect of different notch geometries (stress concentrations used to initiate brittle fracture). Phase II was divided into two sections, Phase II-A and Phase II-B. Phase II-A used standard A36 steel, while Phase II-B used marine grade steels. In Phase III, the test structures were significantly larger, in the range of 12 ft by 12 ft by 3 ft high. These structures were designed with more complex geometries to include features similar to those on LNG vessels. The final test phase, Phase IV, investigated differences in the heat transfer (cooling rates) between LNG and LN{sub 2}. All of the tests conducted in this study are used in subsequent parts of the LNG Cascading Damage Study, specifically the computational analyses.

Petti, Jason P.; Kalan, Robert J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCT Hybrid Testing and the Production of Direct Photons in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC  

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Reported in this thesis are the results of production tests of barrel hybrids, photon identification and an analysis of Monte Carlo direct photons. The testing of barrel hybrids assembled at Birmingham is now complete. Hybrids were mounted with chips, bonded and tested to meet the ATLAS acceptance criteria. They have had sensors subsequently attached, been placed on the semiconductor tracker barrels and are preparing to start their operational life. Photon identification has been studied over the Et range 20-450 GeV. Calorimeter identification has been optimised to an efficiency of ~ 90% for single photons, giving a rejection factor against QCD jets increasing with Et from 2600 at 20 GeV to 12700 at > 300 GeV. The addition of an isolation cut inceases this rejection by a factor 2-4 (20-300 GeV) although the high energy region suffers from a lack of statistics. The feasibility of performing a direct photon cross section measurement has been shown. Significant numbers of events are expected over a large range o...

Hollins, T I

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience in testing of a solution mined storage cavern. [Strategic Petroleum Reserve  

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Recertification tests were made of the Department of Energy/Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil storage cavern number 6 in the West Hackberry, Louisiana Salt Dome. The cavern has a volume of 8,600,000 barrels. Tests included hydrostatic tests of the brine filled cavern and nitrogen leak tests of the three wells entering the cavern. Test procedures are described and test results are discussed.

Goin, K.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL DRILLING EXPERIENCE- PROBLEM AREAS AND CASE STUDIES  

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EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL DRILLING EXPERIENCE- EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL DRILLING EXPERIENCE- PROBLEM AREAS AND CASE STUDIES 0. Baron and P. Ungemach Commisslon of The European Communities Belglum ABSTRACT Geothermal d r i l l i n g h a s long been restricted i n Western Europe t o t h e sole d r y s t e a m f i e l d of L a r d e r e l l o i n I t a l y . I n t h e l a s t f e w y e a r s , a wider e x p e r i e n c e i s b u i l d i n g up a s a consequence of i n t e n s i f i e d explo- r a t i o n and development programs c a r r i e d o u t for e v a l u a t i o n and produc- t i o n of both l o w - and high-enthalpy geothermal resources. A sample Of some 40 boreholes i n d i c a t e s the following problem areas. 1. Low-Enthalpy D r i l l i n 9 Due t o s i m i l a r s e t t i n g s - - h o t water system flowing i n sedimentary u n i t s a t t e m p e r a t u r e s and d e p t h s r a n g i n g f r o m 40" t o 140°C (104" t o 284°F) and from 1,000 t

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Initial Confinement Studies of Ohmically Heated Plasmas in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor  

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Initial operation of the tokamak fusion test reactor has concentrated upon confinement studies of Ohmically heated hydrogen and deuterium plasmas. Total energy confinement times (?E) are 0.1-0.2 s for a line-average density range (ne) of (1-2.5)1019 m-3 with electron temperatures of Te(0)?1.2-2.2 keV, ion temperatures of Ti(0)?0.9-1.5 keV, and Zeff?3. A comparison of Princeton large torus, poloidal divertor experiment, and tokamak fusion test reactor plasma confinement supports a dimension-cubed scaling law.

P. C. Efthimion et al.

1984-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiences  

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Experiences Experiences with 100Gbps Network Applications Mehmet Balman, Eric Pouyoul, Yushu Yao, E. Wes Bethel Burlen Loring, Prabhat, John Shalf, Alex Sim, and Brian L. Tierney Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Road Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA {mbalman,epouyoul,yyao,ewbethel,bloring,prabhat,jshalf,asim,btierney}@lbl.gov ABSTRACT 100Gbps networking has finally arrived, and many research and educational institutions have begun to deploy 100Gbps routers and services. ESnet and Internet2 worked together to make 100Gbps networks available to researchers at the Supercomputing 2011 con- ference in Seattle Washington. In this paper, we describe two of the first applications to take advantage of this network. We demon- strate a visualization application that enables remotely located sci- entists to gain insights from large datasets. We also demonstrate climate

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Evaluating Rogue User Testing: an Industrial Case Study at Softeam  

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Bagnato2 1 Universidad Polit´ecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain http://www.pros.upv.es/ 2 SOFTEAM, Paris in the FITTEST project. This document presents the results of this study. 1 Introduction Software Testing is an important practice to assure the quality of and avoid critical errors in software products. However, modern

Utrecht, Universiteit

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Five years experience with a new method of field testing cross and quadrature polarized MHO distance relays. Part I  

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Since 1981, the Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) has used a new method to field test cross and quadrature polarized mho distance relays. Experience gained from the use of this new method to test distance relays from different manufacturers over the last five years is presented. The test method has been used successfully to predict and improve distance relay discrimination and to solve unexplained relay operations which was not possible with the previous test method. Discussions on the problems that arise from using this new method are also included. It is shown that unless the test procedures are properly designed, based on an understanding of the relay architecture, the distance relay can give erroneous results without malfunctioning. The test method described in this paper deals with circular relay characteristics, the type most commonly used by SaskPower.

Kennedy, W.O.; Gruell, B.J.; Shih, C.H.; Yee, L. (Saskatchewan Power Corp., Regina, Saskatchewan (CA))

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements for the BETC in-situ combustion experiment. [Post test surveys  

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The Bartlesville Energy Technology Center (BETC) in situ combustion pilot project near Bartlette, Kansas, was studied using controlled source audio-magnetotelluric (CSAMT) mapping, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), conventional geophysical logging and modeling of the fireflood. Measurements of formation resistivity changes induced by in situ combustion indicate that CSAMT resistivity maps should show an increase in apparent resistivity. The substantial decrease of apparent resistivity measured within the five spot pattern indicated a complex sequence of events. Using the results from the CSAMT surveys the fire front was located and posttest core samples were obtained. The posttest core samples were examined using TGA techniques, and using information from combustion tube runs as standards, the location of the fire front in the core samples from the posttest holes was inferred. Models of the reservoir in situ combustion process were developed to help analyze the field results. The combustion kinematics, when used in conjunction with CSAMT and TGA techniques, indicated that considerable bypass of injected air occurred with an influx of brine into previously burned zones. This experiment offered an opportunity to integrate several new techniques into a systematic study of a difficult problem.

Wayland, J.R.; Bartel, L.C.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Structurally Complex Test Cases by Data Mutation: A Case Study of Testing an Automated Modelling Tool  

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- 1 - Generating Structurally Complex Test Cases by Data Mutation: A Case Study of Testing Brookes University, Oxford OX33 1HX, UK Email: hzhu@brookes.ac.uk ABSTRACT Generation of adequate test cases is difficult and expensive, especially for testing software systems whose input is structurally

Zhu, Hong

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Passive test-cell experiments during the winter of 1979-1980  

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During the winter of 1979-80 the performance of a variety of passive solar heating configurations in 14 passive test cells were monitored. The cells included attached greenhouses, masonry and water walls with black-chrome absorber surfaces, night insulation, and phase-change thermal storage walls. The results of these side-by-side tests were used to make quantitative comparisons of the delivered performance of these configurations for the conditions under which they were tested.

Hyde, J.C.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Ion Effects During Test Blanket Module Simulation Experiments in DIII-D  

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Fast beam-ion losses were studied in DIII-D in the presence of a scaled mockup of two Test Blanket Modules (TBM) for ITER. Heating of the protective tiles on the front of the TBM surface was found when neutral beams were injected and the TBM fields were engaged. The fast-ion core confinement was not significantly affected. Different orbit-following codes predict the formation of a hot spot on the TBM surface arising from beam-ions deposited near the edge of the plasma. The codes are in good agreement with each other on the total power deposited at the hot spot predicting an increase in power with decreasing separation between the plasma edge and the TBM surface. A thermal analysis of the heat flow through the tiles shows that the simulated power can account for the measured tile temperature rise. The thermal analysis, however, is very sensitive to the details of the localization of the hot spot which is predicted to be different among the various codes.

Kramer, G J; Ellis, R; Gorelenkova, M; Heidbrink, W W; Kurki-Suonio, T; Nazikian, R; Salmi, A; Schaffer, M J; Shinohara, K; Snipes, J A; Spong, D A; Koskela, T

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryogenic experiences during W7-X HTS-current lead tests  

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was responsible for design, production and test of the High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) current leads (CL) for the stellerator Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X). 16 current leads were delivered. Detailed prototype tests as well as the final acceptance tests were performed at KIT, using a dedicated test cryostat assembled beside and connected to the main vacuum vessel of the TOSKA facility. A unique feature is the upside down orientation of the current leads due to the location of the power supplies in the basement of the experimental area of W7-X. The HTS-CL consists of three main parts: the cold end for the connection to the bus bar at 4.5 K, the HTS part operating in the temperature range from 4.5 K to 65 K and a copper heat exchanger (HEX) in the temperature range from 65 K to room temperature, which is cooled with 50 K helium. Therefore in TOSKA it is possible to cool test specimens simultaneously with helium at two different temperature levels. The current lead tests included different scenarios with currents up to 18.2 kA. In total, 10 cryogenic test campaigns with a total time of about 24 weeks were performed till beginning of 2013. The test facility as well as the 2 kW cryogenic plant of ITEP showed a very good reliability. However, during such a long and complex experimental campaign, one has to deal with failures, technical difficulties and incidents. The paper gives a summary of the test performance comprising the test preparation and operation. This includes the performance and reliability of the refrigerator and the test facility with reference to the process measuring and control system, the data acquisition system, as well as the building infrastructure.

Richter, Thomas; Lietzow, Ralph [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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New thought experiment to test the generalized second law of thermodynamics  

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We propose an extension of the original thought experiment proposed by Geroch, which sparked much of the actual debate and interest on black hole thermodynamics, and show that the generalized second law of thermodynamics is in compliance with it.

Matsas, George E.A.; Rocha da Silva, Andre R. [Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Pamplona 145, 01405-900, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New thought experiment to test the generalized second law of thermodynamics  

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We propose an extension of the original thought experiment proposed by Geroch, which sparked much of the actual debate and interest on black hole thermodynamics, and show that the generalized second law of thermodynamics is in compliance with it.

George E. A. Matsas and Andr R. Rocha da Silva

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Field Buses for Aerospace Ground and In-Flight Testing: an Experiment  

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industry hardware system testing. Simulation results show the feasibility and the limits of a software, including safety aspects. One of the most critical tests is the measurement of the pressure around the wings, but Henaut et al. (2008) shows that the radiate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Status of the NGNP Graphite Creep Experiments AGC-1 and AGC-2 Irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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The United States Department of Energys Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Program will be irradiating six nuclear graphite creep experiments in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The graphite experiments will be irradiated over the next six to eight years to support development of a graphite irradiation performance data base on the new nuclear grade graphites now available for use in high temperature gas reactors. The goals of the irradiation experiments are to obtain irradiation performance data, including irradiation creep, at different temperatures and loading conditions to support design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Very High Temperature Gas Reactor, as well as other future gas reactors. The experiments will each consist of a single capsule that will contain six peripheral stacks of graphite specimens, with half of the graphite specimens in each stack under a compressive load, while the other half of the specimens will not be subjected to a compressive load during irradiation. The six peripheral stacks will have different compressive loads applied to the top half of each pair of specimen stacks, while a seventh stack will not have a compressive load. The specimens will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with on-line temperature and compressive load monitoring and control. There will also be sampling the sweep gas effluent to determine if any oxidation or off-gassing of the specimens occurs during irradiation of the experiment. The first experiment, AGC-1, started its irradiation in September 2009, and the irradiation was completed in January 2011. The second experiment, AGC-2, started its irradiation in April 2011 and completed its irradiation in May 2012. This paper will briefly discuss the design of the experiment and control systems, and then present the irradiation results for each experiment to date.

Blaine Grover

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study on Effective Thermal-Shock Test Improvement of Battery Packs for PHEVs  

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While there are many test items to secure a vehicles reliability, this study reviews the test method for Thermal-shock Test, one of climatic tests to evaluate the damage caused by thermal expansion coefficient d...

Byoung-Hoon Kim; Hong-Jong Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RETRAN-02 analysis of loss-of-fluid test experiments L9-3 and L9-4  

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Two simulations of pressurized water reactor (PWR) anticipated transient without scram (ATWS) sequences were performed in the loss-of-fluid test (LOFT) facility. These were designated as tests L9-3 and L9-4. Test L9-3 is a loss-of-feedwater transient, while L9-4 simulates an ATWS accompanied by loss of off-site power. In the latter case, the main steam valve and primary circulation pumps are tripped at the beginning of the experiment, along with the steam generator feedwater flow. The behavior of these experiments was analyzed with the RETRAN-02 computer code in order to evaluate the capability of the code to predict ATWS behavior against the experimental evidence exhibited by LOFT. The complex sequence of events, which occurs in L9-3, creates a difficult system modeling problem. The primary influence on the entire system response is the steam generator heat transfer rate (given core power as a boundary condition). Results of the analysis demonstrate how the course of the computer calculation is influenced by the steam generator model and its initial conditions. Test L9-4 does not contain the thermal-hydraulic complexity of test L9-3 due to the immediate isolation of the steam generator. Nonetheless, it reinforces the general conclusion that RETRAN-02 will produce an adequate simulation of PWR ATWS behavior if the initial and boundary conditions are completely defined.

Farman, R.F.; Chao, J.; Hendrix, C.E.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience with operation of a large magnet system in the international fusion superconducting magnet test facility  

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Superconducting toroidal field systems, including coils and ancillaries, are being developed through international collaboration in the Large Coil Task. Focal point is a test facility in Oak Ridge where six coils will be tested in a toroidal array. Shakedown of the facility and preliminary tests of the first three coils (from Japan, Switzerland, and the US) were accomplished in 1984. Useful data were obtained on performance of the helium refrigerator and distribution system, power supplies, control and data acquisition systems and voltages, currents, strains, and acoustic emission in the coils. Performance was generally gratifying except for the helium system, where improvements are being made.

Fietz, W.A.; Ellis, J.F.; Haubenreich, P.N.; Schwenterly, S.W.; Stamps, R.E.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiences with aquifer testing and analysis in fractured low-permeability sedimentary rocks exhibiting nonradial pumping response  

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Multiple-well aquifer pumping tests have been used successfully to measure the bulk hydraulic properties of limestone and shale formations of the Conasauga Group of East Tennessee and to define directional components in transmissivity associated with joints and small-scale folds. This experience demonstrates that multiple-well pumping tests can be used to measure the characteristics of low-permeability fractured rocks, and it illustrates the application of data interpretation techniques that are based on models of nonradial aquifer pumping response. Analytical models that have been used to interpret pumping test data include models for simple anisotropic response and for complex pumping response in an anisotropic aquifer intersected by a single high-conductivity vertical fracture. Comparisons of results obtained using nonradial flow methods with those obtained using traditional (radial flow) analytical methods indicate that the error from radial flow methods is generally less than an order of magnitude, an insignificant error in most low-permeability settings. However, the nonradial flow methods provide much more information on structural controls on groundwater movement. Special challenges encountered in conducting aquifer pumping tests in this hydrogeologic environment include selecting a pumping rate that can be sustained after fracture storage is depleted and laying out a test configuration that is consistent with the test geometry required by the nonradial flow interpretive models. Effective test design and data interpretation thus require extensive insight into site geology.

Smith, E.D.; Vaughan, N.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience in conducting full-scale tests when modernizing the turbines at the Plavinas hydroelectric station  

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Starting and adjustment tests of the units at the Plavinas hydrostation during their modernization made it possible to obtain information having great importance for reliable operation of the equipment and to ...

I. M. Nagornyi

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an improved sodium exposure test cell experiment for characterization of AMTEC electrode performance  

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An investigation into sources of inconsistencies in sodium exposure test cell (SETC) measurements, used to characterize AMTEC electrode performance, was conducted. Development of modifications to the SETC setup and operation was also accomplished...

Fiebig, Bradley Nelson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Taking aberrations into account in experiments testing the relativistic theory of the Doppler effect  

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The interpretation of experimental results [L. A. Pobedonostsev, Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 34..., 303 (1989)] on a test of the relativistic formula for the Doppler effect and the mistaken conclusion drawn by one...6

V. O. Beklyamishev

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Five years experience with a new method of field testing cross and quadrature polarized MHO distance relays. Part 2  

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This paper discusses three case studies where the new test method described in allowed the Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower), using ''off the shelf'' test equipment, to accurately predict the relay operating characteristic, improve relay performance and more accurately set the distance relay for phase to phase (LL) and single line to ground (SLG) faults.

Kennedy, W.O.; Gruell, B.J.; Shih, C.H.; Yee, L. (Saskatchewan Power Corp., Regina, Saskatchewan (CA))

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating experience of the IFSMTF (International Fusion Superconducting Magnet Test Facility) vapor-cooled lead system  

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The International Fusion Superconducting Magnet Test Facility (IFSMTF) uses six pairs of vapor-cooled leads (VCLs) to introduce electric power to six test coils. Each VCL is housed in a dewar outside the 11-m vacuum vessel and is connected to the coal via a superconducting bus duct;the various VCLs are rated at 12 to 20 kA. Heat loss through the leads constitutes the single largest source of heat load to the cryogenic system. Concerns about voltage breakdown if a coil quenches have led to precautionary measures such as installation of a N/sub 2/-purged box near the top of the lead and shingles to collect water that condenses on the power buses. A few joints between power buses and VCLs were found to be inadequate during preliminary single-coil tests. This series of tests also pointed to the need for automatic control of helium flow through the leads. This was achieved by using the resistance measurements of the leads to control flow valves automatically. By the time full-array tests were started, a working scheme had developed that required little attention to the leads and that had little impact on the refrigerator between zero and full current to the coils. The operating loss of the VCLs at full current is averaging at about 7.4 gs of warm flow and 360 W of cold-gas return load. These results are compared with predictions that were based on earlier tests. 4 refs., 6 figs

Lue, J.W.; Fehling, D.T.; Fietz, W.A.; Lubell, M.S.; Luton, J.N.; Schwenterly, S.W.; Shen, S.S.; Stamps, R.E.; Thompson, D.H.; Wilson, C.T.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment Operations Plan for a Loss-of-Coolant Accident Simulation in the National Research Universal Reactor Materials Test 2  

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A loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) simulation program is evaluating the thermal-hydraulic and mechanical effects on pressurized water reactor (PWR) test fuel bundles. This Experiment Operation Plan (EOP) Addendum 2, together with the referenced EOP, describes the desired operating conditions and additional hazards review associated with the four-part MT-2 experiment. The primary portions of the experiment, MT-2.2 and MT-2.3, will evaluate the following: 1) the mechanical deformation of pressurized fuel rods subjected to a slow LOCA, using reflood water for temperature control, that is designed to produce cladding temperatures in the range from 1033 to 1089K (1400 to 1500F) for an extended time, and 2) the effects of the deformed and possibly failed cladding on the thermal-hydraulic performance of the test assembly during simulated LOCA heating and reflooding. The secondary portions of the experiment, MT-2.1 and MT-2.4, are intended to provide thermal-hydraulic calibration information during two-stage reflood conditions for 1) relatively low cladding temperatures, <839K (1050F), on nondeformed rods, and 2) moderately high cladding temperatures, <1089K (1500F), on deformed rods.

Russcher, G. E.; Barner, J. O.; Hesson, G. M.; Wilson, C. L.; Parchen, L. J.; Cunningham, M. E.; Marshall, R. K.; Mohr, C. L.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of thermal properties of basalt from heater Test No. 2 experiment  

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Rockwell Hanford Operations is conducting a series of full-scale in situ tests at the Near Surface Test Facility (NSTF) near Richland, Washington as an integral part of the Basalt Waste isolation project. An objective of the Phase I tests, which include Main Heater Test No. 2, is to provide data for determination the material properties necessary for predicting the response of a repository system at depth. During the first 90 days Heater Test No. 2 represents the near-field response of a high-level waste canister which generates 1 kW of heat energy. The analysis of the thermal response of basalt from data collected during this initial heating period is described in this report. Values of thermal conductivity and heat capacity for basalt are determined using three methods referred to as type curve matching, Jacob's straight line method, and the Gauss-Newton parameter optimization method. Results indicate that the type curve and the Gauss-Newton methods give values which correspond relatively closely to those measured in the laboratory.

Huyakorn, P.; Williams, J.R.; Thomas, S. (GeoTrans, Inc., Reston, VA (USA); Applied Mechanics, Inc., Grand Junction, CO (USA); GeoTrans, Inc., Reston, VA (USA))

1981-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Spheromak formation and sustainment studies at the sustained spheromak physics experiment using high-speed imaging  

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Spheromak formation and sustainment studies at the sustained spheromak physics experiment using image the formation and evolution of the sustained spheromak physics experiment SSPX E. B. Hooper et al The sustained spheromak physics experiment1 SSPX routinely produces spheromaks from a coaxial magnetized plasma

Bellan, Paul M.

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Uranium deposition study on aluminum: results of early tests  

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Laboratory experiments to quantify uranium compound deposition on Aluminum 3003 test coupons have been initiated. These experiments consist of exposing the coupons to normal assay UF/sub 6/ (0.7% /sup 235/U) in nickel reaction vessels under various conditions of UF/sub 6/ pressure, temperature, and time. To-date, runs from 5 minutes to 2000 hr have been completed at a UF/sub 6/ pressure of 100 torr and at a temperature of 60/sup 0/C. Longer exposure times are in progress. Initial results indicated that a surface film of uranium, primarily as uranyl fluoride (UO/sub 2/F/sub 2/), is deposited very soon after exposure to UF/sub 6/. In a five minute UF/sub 6/ exposure at a temperature of 60/sup 0/C, an average of 2.9 ..mu..g U/cm/sup 2/ was deposited; after 24 hr the deposit typically increased to 5.0 ..mu..g/cm/sup 2/ and then increased to 10.4 ..mu..g/cm/sup 2/ after 2000 hr. This amount of deposit (at 2000 hr exposure) would contribute roughly 10 to 20% to the total 186 keV gamma signal obtained from a GCEP product header pipe being operated at UF/sub 6/ pressures of 2 to 5 torr. The amount of isotopic exchange which would occur in the deposit in the event that HEU and LEU productions were alternated is considered. It is felt that isotopic exchange would not occur to any significant amount within the fixed deposit during relatively short HEU production periods since the HEU would be present primarily as adsorbed UF/sub 6/ molecules on the surface of the deposit. The adsorbed HEU molecules would be removed by evacuation and diluted by LEU production. Major increases in the deposit count would be observed if a leak occurred or moisture was introduced into the system while HEU was being produced.

Hughes, M.R.; Nolan, T.A.

1984-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment Operations Plan for a Loss-of-Coolant Accident Simulation in the National Research Universal Reactor Materials Tests 1 and 2  

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A loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) simulation program is evaluating the thermal-hydraulic and mechanical effects of LOCA conditions on pressurized water reactor test fuel bundles. This experiment operation plan for the second and third experiments of the program will provide peak fuel cladding temperatures of up to 1172K (1650{degree}F) and 1061K (1450{degree}) respectively. for a long enough time to cause test fuel cladding deformation and rupture in both. Reflood coolant delay times and the reflooding rates for the experiments were selected from thermal-hydraulic data measured in the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor facilities and test train assembly during the first experiment.

Russcher, G. E.; Wilson, C. L.; Marshall, R, K.; King, L. L.; Parchen, L. J.; Pilger, J. P.; Hesson, G. M.; Mohr, C. L.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Web-based testing: A study in insecurity  

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Much has been written about the distinct ideas of on-line testing, in which students take tests and receive immediate feedback on their performance; distance learning, in which telecommunication technology extends the traditional classroom ...

Joel C. Adams; Aaron A. Armstrong

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The current status of orbital experiments for UHECR studies  

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Two types of orbital detectors of extreme energy cosmic rays are being developed nowadays: (i) TUS and KLYPVE with reflecting optical systems (mirrors) and (ii) JEM-EUSO with high-transmittance Fresnel lenses. They will cover much larger areas than existing ground-based arrays and almost uniformly monitor the celestial sphere. The TUS detector is the pioneering mission developed in SINP MSU in cooperation with several Russian and foreign institutions. It has relatively small field of view (+/-4.5 deg), which corresponds to a ground area of 6.4x10^3 sq.km. The telescope consists of a Fresnel-type mirror-concentrator (~2 sq.m) and a photo receiver (a matrix of 16x16 photomultiplier tubes). It is to be deployed on the Lomonosov satellite, and is currently at the final stage of preflight tests. Recently, SINP MSU began the KLYPVE project to be installed on board of the Russian segment of the ISS. The optical system of this detector contains a larger primary mirror (10 sq.m), which allows decreasing the energy thr...

Panasyuk, M I; Garipov, G K; Ebisuzaki, T; Gorodetzky, P; Khrenov, B A; Klimov, P A; Morozenko, V S; Sakaki, N; Saprykin, O A; Sharakin, S A; Takizawa, Y; Tkachev, L G; Yashin, I V; Zotov, M Yu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory column experiments for radionuclide adsorption studies of the Culebra dolomite member of the Rustler Formation  

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Radionuclide transport experiments were carried out using intact cores obtained from the Culebra member of the Rustler Formation inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Air Intake Shaft. Twenty-seven separate tests are reported here and include experiments with {sup 3}H, {sup 22}Na, {sup 241}Am, {sup 239}Np, {sup 228}Th, {sup 232}U and {sup 241}Pu, and two brine types, AIS and ERDA 6. The {sup 3}H was bound as water and provides a measure of advection, dispersion, and water self-diffusion. The other tracers were injected as dissolved ions at concentrations below solubility limits, except for americium. The objective of the intact rock column flow experiments is to demonstrate and quantify transport retardation coefficients, (R) for the actinides Pu, Am, U, Th and Np, in intact core samples of the Culebra Dolomite. The measured R values are used to estimate partition coefficients, (kd) for the solute species. Those kd values may be compared to values obtained from empirical and mechanistic adsorption batch experiments, to provide predictions of actinide retardation in the Culebra. Three parameters that may influence actinide R values were varied in the experiments; core, brine and flow rate. Testing five separate core samples from four different core borings provided an indication of sample variability. While most testing was performed with Culebra brine, limited tests were carried out with a Salado brine to evaluate the effect of intrusion of those lower waters. Varying flow rate provided an indication of rate dependent solute interactions such as sorption kinetics.

Lucero, D.A.; Heath, C.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Brown, G.O. [Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States). Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Dept.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision test for the new Michelson-Morley experiments with rotating cryogenic cavities  

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A new ether-drift experiment in D\\"usseldorf is currently measuring the relative frequency shift of two cryogenic optical resonators upon active rotations of the apparatus. I point out that the observed fractional amplitude of the sidereal variations of the signal in February, C_sid \\sim (11 \\pm 2) 10^{-16}, is entirely consistent with the expectations based on Miller's observations in the same epoch of the year. This leads to predict that, with future data collected in August-September, the observed sidereal variations should increase by \\sim + 70 %, i.e. up to C_sid \\sim (19\\pm 2) 10^{-16} retaining the present normalization. This would represent clean experimental evidence for the existence of a preferred frame.

M. Consoli

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, COUNTRY ANIMOSITY AND FOREIGN PRODUCT USAGE EXPERIENCES ON PRODUCT JUDGEMENT: A STUDY OF CHINESE CUSTOMERS.  

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??An experiment was conducted to test hypotheses the country-of-origin, country animosity and product usage experience jointly determine the intention of product purchase. One hundred and (more)

Sui, Cong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Development and testing of neutron pulse time stamping data acquisition system for neutron noise experiment  

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Abstract Statistical correlation techniques find applications in the analysis of zero power reactor noise and in passive neutron assay (PNA). A large number of apparently different techniques have been in use in these application areas and traditionally the electronics modules used for data acquisition and analysis is specific to the method used. In this paper we describe a data acquisition scheme developed by us, which is independent of the specific analysis method and can therefore be used for all of them. This is a neutron time stamping data acquisition system based on a timer card and an interface software to acquire and store the data in the required format. The system has been successfully tested with two statistically different types of neutron sources, namely a random Poisson source (PuBe) and a correlated source (a nuclear reactor).

Rajeev Kumar; M Yakub Ali; S.B. Degweker; S.C. Vishwasrao; R.T. Jadhav

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Indian Monsoon GCM Sensitivity Experiments Testing Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation Transition Conditions  

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Observational studies have shown that the tropospheric biennial oscillation (TBO) involves transitions that occur from northern spring [MarchAprilMay (MAM)] to the Indian monsoon season [JuneJulyAugustSeptember (JJAS)] such that a relatively ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Julie M. Arblaster

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Ballistic- and quantum-conductor carbon nanotubes: A reference experiment put to the test  

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We have performed electrical transport experiments on individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in situ in a transmission electron microscope using the liquid-metal contact method (LMC method), which consists of immersing a CNT placed on the apex of a metallic tip into a drop of liquid mercury (Hg). In the literature, this method has been mostly employed without visualization (ex situ) to show the ballistic- and quantum-conductance properties of different kinds of CNTs. We show that on the one hand the in situ LMC method is well suited to create low-resistance contacts with the CNTs but on the other hand the ballistic and quantum conductance measured by the ex situ LMC method is likely to give false positives for three reasons: (a) the CNTs are likely to be removed from the tip surface through contact with the Hg, (b) occurring Hg-tip surface nanocontacts are likely to be mistaken for quantum-conductor CNTs, and (c) occurring Hg nanomenisci are likely to be mistaken for ballistic-conductor CNTs. These findings have strong consequences for the interpretation of previously reported works.

M. Kobylko; M. Kociak; Y. Sato; K. Urita; A. M. Bonnot; A. Kasumov; Y. Kasumov; K. Suenaga; C. Colliex

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

111

An automated testing system for telephony software - A case study.  

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??As the complexity of software system increases, delivering quality software successfully becomes an ever more challenging task. Applying automated testing techniques effectively to the software (more)

Zhou, Yingxiang Ingrid

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Testing a framework to describe models of community woodland case studies: Six case studies of Scottish community woodlands  

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1 Testing a framework to describe models of community woodland case studies: Six case studies as an area where it would be valuable to both compile additional case studies and to test the framework. CWA in putting together the IPF evidence review and provide an opportunity to field test the use

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Progress on Plasma Lens Experiments at the Final Focus Test Beam* P. Kwok*, P. Chen13,D. Cline2,7N.Barletta4, S. Berridge14,W. Bugg14,C. Bula'O, S. Chatt~padhyay~,W. Craddock13,  

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Progress on Plasma Lens Experiments at the Final Focus Test Beam* P. Kwok*, P. Chen13,D. Cline2,7N. Abstract The proposal to perform a series of plasma lens experiments at the Final Focus Test Beam at SLAC as the plasma source, and study on focused beam size measurement techniques. Most importantly, the effects

McDonald, Kirk

114

First elevated-temperature performance testing of coated particle fuel compacts from the AGR-1 irradiation experiment  

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In the AGR-1 irradiation experiment, 72 coated-particle fuel compacts were taken to a peak burnup of 19.5% fissions per initial metal atom with no in-pile failures. This paper discusses the first post-irradiation test of these mixed uranium oxide/uranium carbide fuel compacts at elevated temperature to examine the fuel performance under a simulated depressurized conduction cooldown event. A compact was heated for 400 h at 1600 degrees C. Release of 85Kr was monitored throughout the furnace test as an indicator of coating failure, while other fission product releases from the compact were periodically measured by capturing them on exchangeable, water-cooled deposition cups. No coating failure was detected during the furnace test, and this result was verified by subsequent electrolytic deconsolidation and acid leaching of the compact, which showed that all SiC layers were still intact. However, the deposition cups recovered significant quantities of silver, europium, and strontium. Based on comparison of calculated compact inventories at the end of irradiation versus analysis of these fission products released to the deposition cups and furnace internals, the minimum estimated fractional losses from the compact during the furnace test were 1.9 x 10-2 for silver, 1.4 x 10-3 for europium, and 1.1 x 10-5 for strontium. Other post-irradiation examination of AGR-1 compacts indicates that similar fractions of europium and silver may have already been released by the intact coated particles during irradiation, and it is therefore likely that the detected fission products released from the compact in this 1600 degrees C furnace test were from residual fission products in the matrix. Gamma analysis of coated particles deconsolidated from the compact after the heating test revealed that silver content within each particle varied considerably; a result that is probably not related to the furnace test, because it has also been observed in other as-irradiated AGR-1 compacts. X-ray imaging of selected particles was performed to examine the internal microstructure. This examination revealed variable irradiation performance of the coating layers, but sufficient statistical sampling is not yet available to identify any possible correlation to variation in individual particle fission product retention.

Charles A. Baldwin; John D. Hunn; Robert N. Morris; Fred C. Montgomery; Chinthaka M. Silva; Paul A. Demkowicz

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

ORISE: Worker Health Studies - Testing Beryllium Vendor Populations  

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Beryllium Testing Vendor Populations When former employees at 25 closed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) beryllium vendor companies needed an entity to provide medical screening and tests related to their beryllium exposure, the agency chose the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. ORISE administers a brief health questionnaire and a blood test known as the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) to determine if a worker has been sensitized to the light metal or if he or she needs to be evaluated further for chronic beryllium disease (CBD). If a worker has at least one abnormal BeLPT, he or she is referred for further evaluation through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness

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The iron powder test for naphthenic acid corrosion studies  

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In the course of an ongoing investigation into the phenomenon of naphthenic acid corrosion, a new test method has evolved and is currently being further developed to substitute the total acid number (TAN or neutralization number) as an indicator for naphthenic acid corrosion potential. It can also be used to complement conventional autoclave corrosion tests in high temperature environments, which are based on weight loss of steel coupons. In this new method an oil sample reacts with pure iron powder within an autoclave heated to the testing temperature. The result is based on the amount of dissolved iron found in the oil sample. The oil sample can dissolve an amount of iron for a given time at a given temperature, depending on the naphthenic acid corrosion, since these acids react with iron to produce oil soluble iron naphthenates. This paper describes the method, compares it with conventional crude corrosiveness testing, and proposes it as a new way of measuring naphthenic acid corrosion potential.

Hau, J.L.; Yepez, O.; Specht, M.I.; Lorenzo, R. [PDVSA-Intevep, Caracas (Venezuela)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An study on accelerated corrosion testing of weathering steel  

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Abstract This paper assesses the use of wet/dry cyclic laboratory corrosion tests that can provide information on the protective capacity of weathering steels in short times. Two steels were considered, a weathering steel ASTM A 242 Type 1 and a plain carbon steel (as reference), that were exposed in the atmosphere of Madrid (3 years) and in the following laboratory wet/dry cyclic tests: Cebelcor (10?4M Na2SO4) (945h), Kesternich (0.2L SO2) (2160h) and Prohesion (2160h). Characterisation of rust layers was done by XRD, FTIR, SEM, SKP and EIS. Wet/dry cyclic tests make it possible to shorten the testing time to assess in laboratory the protective capacity of rusts formed on weathering steels in the atmosphere. Some analogies between experimentation in the field and in the laboratory have been established.

P. Montoya; I. Daz; N. Granizo; D. de la Fuente; M. Morcillo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six  

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Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/d/d1/LCCG Country: China, Indonesia, Poland, Mexico, South Africa, India Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, Southern Africa, Southern Asia References: Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six Countries[1]

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The Impact of College Students' Life Experiences on the Various Dimensions of Wellness: A Qualitative Study  

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, hereafter Lone Star Liberty University (LSLU). More specifically, this study aims at evaluating which particular dimension of wellness these health education majors perceive as most influenced or impacted, by their college life experience. 10..., hereafter Lone Star Liberty University (LSLU). More specifically, this study aims at evaluating which particular dimension of wellness these health education majors perceive as most influenced or impacted, by their college life experience. 10...

Garcia, Kristina Marie

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

120

An experiment to test the viability of a gallium-arsenide cathode in a SRF electron gun  

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Strained gallium arsenide cathodes are used in electron guns for the production of polarized electrons. In order to have a sufficient quantum efficiency lifetime of the cathode the vacuum in the gun must be 10{sup -11} Torr or better, so that the cathode is not destroyed by ion back bombardment or through contamination with residual gases. All successful polarized guns are DC guns, because such vacuum levels can not be obtained in normal conducting RF guns. A superconductive RF gun may provide a sufficient vacuum level due to cryo-pumping of the cavity walls. We report on the progress of our experiment to test such a gun with normal GaAs-Cs crystals.

Kewisch,J.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Rao, T.; Burrill, A.; Pate, D.; Wu, Q.; Todd, R.; Wang, E.; Bluem, H.; Holmes, D.; Schultheiss, T.

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Hydrologic test system for fracture flow studies in crystalline rock  

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A hydrologic test system has been designed to measure the intrinsic permeabilities of individual fractures in crystalline rock. This system is used to conduct constant pressure-declining flow rate and pressure pulse hydraulic tests. The system is composed of four distinct units: (1) the Packer System, (2) Injection system, (3) Collection System, and (4) Electronic Data Acquisition System. The apparatus is built in modules so it can be easily transported and re-assembled. It is also designed to operate over a wide range of pressures (0 to 300 psig) and flow rates (0.2 to 1.0 gal/min). This system has proved extremely effective and versatile in its use at the Climax Facility, Nevada Test Site.

Raber, E; Lord, D.; Burklund, P.

1982-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

122

Dear NASA Langley Experiment Participant: Thank you once again for agreeing to participate in the NASA experiment on the study measures  

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Dear NASA Langley Experiment Participant: Thank you once again for agreeing to participate in the NASA experiment on the study measures and models of aviation display clutter. This email. We ask that you take some time to study the slide packet prior to your visit to NASA Langley. We

Kaber, David B.

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A study of cyclic pressuremeter testing for offshore applications  

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the cycles were performed had an influence on peak strain accumu- lation; this influence was less significant however than the influence of the peak cyclic pressure. The style and format of this paper follows that used by the Journal of the Geotechnical... GTiN) as a Function of the Number of Cycles, N 10 5 ~ "Storm" Type Cyclic Test Performed by Jezequel and LeMehaute 6. Influence of the Initial Peak Strain on the Cyclic Pressuremeter Curve 13 7. Unloading Pressure Range and Inward Yielding...

Riner, Kenneth Byard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

124

Steam Trap Testing and Evaluation: An Actual Plant Case Study  

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on there is a hydraul ic shock in the forn! of a water hammer. The standard trap used at the Olin-Joliet Plant is an Armstrong carbon steel inverted bucket. The hydraulic shock has not only broken the valve assembly on the inverted buckets, but has also... service is what caused the traps to fail closed. The last set of traps tested was the Armstrong 1013LV stainless steel inverted buckets. The capacity of these units required that for each coil two traps in parallel would be required. The traps do...

Feldman, A. L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Building America Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization...  

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BUILDING AMERICA CASE STUDY: TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR NEW AND EXISTING HOMES Garage Mechanical Room Mechanical rooms are located in the rear-facing garage and house the furnace...

126

Voices of Four Taiwanese College Students' Experiences with the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Preparation (PREP) Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)  

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emerged from the study: (a) students motivations derived from their English learning backgrounds, (b) online learning and flexible scheduling, (c) language test preparation through online learning, and (d) improving performance on the TOEIC test...

Chen, To-Yu

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

127

Simulating Customer Experience and Word Of Mouth in Retail - A Case Study  

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Agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. In this paper we describe the development of agent-based simulation models, designed to help to understand the relationship between people management practices and retail performance. We report on the current development of our simulation models which includes new features concerning the evolution of customers over time. To test the features we have conducted a series of experiments dealing with customer pool sizes, standard and noise reduction modes, and the spread of customers' word of mouth. To validate and evaluate our model, we introduce new performance measure specific to retail operations. We show that by varying different parameters in our model we can simulate a range of customer experiences leading to significant differences in performance measures. Ultimately, we are interested in better understanding the impact of changes in staff behavior due to changes in store management practices. Our multi-disciplinary research team draws...

Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Celia, Helen; Clegg, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Simulating Customer Experience and Word-Of-Mouth in Retail -A Case Study  

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1 Simulating Customer Experience and Word-Of-Mouth in Retail - A Case Study Peer-Olaf Siebers Uwe the relationship between people management practices and retail performance. We report on the current development, we introduce new performance measure specific to retail operations. We show that by varying different

Aickelin, Uwe

129

Lab Experiment vs. Crowdsourcing: A Comparative User Study on Skype Call Quality  

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1 Lab Experiment vs. Crowdsourcing: A Comparative User Study on Skype Call Quality Yu-Chuan Yen , Cing-Yu Chu , Su-Ling Yeh*, Hao-Hua Chu§ , Polly Huang Department of Electrical Engineering, National and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New

Huang, Polly

130

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

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

131

Revisiting the Steam-Boiler Case Study with LUTESS : Modeling for Automatic Test Generation  

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model and to assess the difficulty of such a process in a realistic case study. The steam boiler caseRevisiting the Steam-Boiler Case Study with LUTESS : Modeling for Automatic Test Generation Grenoble, 2Laboratoire de Conception et d'Intégration des Systèmes Abstract LUTESS is a testing tool

Boyer, Edmond

132

Discussion of comparison study of hydraulic fracturing models -- Test case: GRI Staged Field Experiment No. 3  

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This paper provides comments to a companion journal paper on predictive modeling of hydraulic fracturing patterns (N.R. Warpinski et. al., 1994). The former paper was designed to compare various modeling methods to demonstrate the most accurate methods under various geologic constraints. The comments of this paper are centered around potential deficiencies in the former authors paper which include: limited actual comparisons offered between models, the issues of matching predictive data with that from related field operations was lacking or undocumented, and the relevance/impact of accurate modeling on the overall hydraulic fracturing cost and production.

Cleary, M.P.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Test of QED to fourth order by study of four-lepton final states in e(+)e(?) interactions at 29 GeV with the HRS detector  

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Data taken with the High Resolution Spectrometer detector at the SLAC storage ring PEP were used to test QED to fourth order in the coupling constant ?. The experiment studied four-lepton final states produced at high Q(2) in e(+)e(?) interactions...

Baringer, Philip S.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

The Compressed Baryonic Matter Experiment at FAIR: Progress with feasibility studies and detector developments  

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The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment is being planned at the international research center FAIR, under realization next to the GSI laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. Its physics programme addresses the QCD phase diagram in the region of highest net baryon densities. Of particular interest are the expected first order phase transition from partonic to hadronic matter, ending in a critical point, and modifications of hadron properties in the dense medium as a signal of chiral symmetry restoration. Laid out as a fixed-target experiment at the heavy-ion synchrotrons SIS-100/300, the detector will record both proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at beam energies between 10 and 45$A$ GeV. Hadronic, leptonic and photonic observables have to be measured with large acceptance. The interaction rates will reach 10 MHz to measure extremely rare probes like charm near threshold. Two versions of the experiment are being studied, optimized for either electron-hadron or muon identification, combined with silicon detector based charged-particle tracking and micro-vertex detection. The CBM physics requires the development of novel detector sytems, trigger and data acquisition concepts as well as innovative real-time reconstruction techniques. Progress with feasibility studies of the CBM experiment and the development of its detector systems are reported.

Johann M. Heuser; for the CBM collaboration

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

135

Recovery Act-Funded Study Assesses Contamination at Former Test Site in  

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Act-Funded Study Assesses Contamination at Former Test Act-Funded Study Assesses Contamination at Former Test Site in California Recovery Act-Funded Study Assesses Contamination at Former Test Site in California Workers in a study funded by $38 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assess radiological contamination have collected more than 600 soil samples and surveyed 120 acres of land for gamma radiation. Under an interagency agreement with DOE, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting the study at Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Area IV and the Northern Undeveloped Land. Recovery Act-Funded Study Assesses Contamination at Former Test Site in California More Documents & Publications EA-1345: Final Environmental Assessment EIS-0402: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

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Simulated Irradiation of Samples in HFIR for use as Possible Test Materials in the MPEX (Material Plasma Exposure Experiment) Facility  

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The importance of Plasma Material Interaction (PMI) is a major concern in fusion reactor design and analysis. The Material-Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) facility will explore PMI under fusion reactor plasma conditions. Samples with accumulated displacements per atom (DPA) damage produced by irradiations in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be studied in the MPEX facility. The project presented in this paper involved performing assessments of the induced radioactivity and resulting radiation fields of a variety of potential fusion reactor materials. The scientific code packages MCNP and SCALE were used to simulate irradiation of the samples in HFIR; generation and depletion of nuclides in the material and the subsequent composition, activity levels, gamma radiation fields, and resultant dose rates as a function of cooling time. These state-of-the-art simulation methods were used in addressing the challenge of the MPEX project to minimize the radioactive inventory in the preparation of the samples for inclusion in the MPEX facility.

Ellis, Ronald James [ORNL; Rapp, Juergen [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Officer competency in the Texas Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program: a quantitative study  

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OFFICER COMPETENCY IN THE TEXAS STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING PROGRAM: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY A Thesis by RODNEY JOSEPH MERKLEY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2002 Major Subject' Educational Human Resource Development OFFICER COMPETENCY IN THE TEXAS STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING PROGRAM: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY A Thesis by RODNEY JOSEPH MERKLEY Submitted to Texas...

Merkley, Rodney Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

138

Status report on Fermilab experiment E-760: A study of charmonium produced by proton-antiproton annihilation  

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This was a status report on Fermilab experiment E-760 -- an experiment to study charmonium states by resonant formation in proton-antiproton annihilation. The experiment uses antiprotons circulating in the Fermilab antiproton-accumulator as the beam and an internal hydrogen gas-jet as the target. Data taking with the full complement of apparatus started in early July 1990.

Pordes, S.

1990-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

139

Energy confinement studies in the tandem mirror experiment (TMX): Power balance  

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The power balance in the Tandem Mirror Experiment (TMX) is studied for several days of operation. Between them these days typified the operating range of TMX. Examining the power balance on axis it is found that 60% to 100% of the power is carried to the end walls by escaping central?cell ions. Globally these calculations account for 70% to 100% of the input power on each of the days studied. Based upon the power balance the energy confinement times of the particle species are calculated. The end?cell ion energy confinement time is similar to that achieved in the 2XIIB single?cell magnetic mirror experiment whereas the electron energy confinement in TMX was 10 to 100 times better. The central?cell ion energy confinement in the central flux tube was determined by axial particle loss. At the central?cell plasma?edge radial particle transport and charge exchange with the fueling gas are important processes.

D. P. Grubb; S. L. Allen; T. A. Casper; J. F. Clauser; F. H. Coensgen; D. L. Correll; W. C. Cummins; J. C. Davis; D. Dietrich; R. P. Drake; J. H. Foote; R. J. Fortner; A. H. Futch; R. K. Goodman; G. E. Gryczkowski; E. B. Hooper Jr.; R. S. Hornady; A. L. Hunt; C. V. Karmendy; T. Nash; W. E. Nexsen; W. L. Pickles; G. D. Porter; P. Poulsen; T. C. Simonen; D. R. Slaughter; G. A. Hallock; O. T. Strand

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Major Successes of Theory-and-Experiment-Combined Studies in Surface Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis.  

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Experimental discoveries followed by theoretical interpretations that pave the way of further advances by experimentalists is a developing pattern in modern surface chemistry and catalysis. The revolution of modern surface science started with the development of surface-sensitive techniques such as LEED, XPS, AES, ISS and SIMS, in which the close collaboration between experimentalists and theorists led to the quantitative determination of surface structure and composition. The experimental discovery of the chemical activity of surface defects and the trends in the reactivity of transitional metals followed by the explanations from the theoretical studies led to the molecular level understanding of active sites in catalysis. The molecular level knowledge, in turn, provided a guide for experiments to search for new generation of catalysts. These and many other examples of successes in experiment-and-theory-combined studies demonstrate the importance of the collaboration between experimentalists and theorists in the development of modern surface science.

Somorjai, Gabor A.; Li, Yimin

2009-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating Experience Level 3, Laboratory Tests Indicate Conditions that Could Potentially Impact Certain Type of HEPA Filter Performance  

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OE-3: 2013-02 This Operating Experience Summary provides new information on a potential performance issue associated with certain axial flow high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that do not contain separators in the folded media (separatorless).

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Lithology and well log study of Campbell E-2 geothermal test...  

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well log study of Campbell E-2 geothermal test well, Humboldt House geothermal prospect, Pershing County, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

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A Validation Study of Pin Heat Transfer for MOX Fuel Based on the IFA-597 Experiments  

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Abstract The IFA-597 (Integrated Fuel Assessment) experiments from the International Fuel Performance Experiments (IFPE) database were designed to study the thermal behavior of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel and the effects of an annulus on fission gas release in light-water-reactor fuel. An evaluation of nuclear fuel pin heat transfer in the FRAPCON-3.4 and Exnihilo codes for MOX fuel systems was performed, with a focus on the first 20 time steps ( 6 GWd/MT(iHM)) for explicit comparison between the codes. In addition, sensitivity studies were performed to evaluate the effect of the radial power shape and approximations to the geometry to account for the thermocouple hole, dish, and chamfer. The analysis demonstrated relative agreement for both solid (rod 1) and annular (rod 2) fuel in the experiment, demonstrating the accuracy of the codes and their underlying material models for MOX fuel, while also revealing a small energy loss artifact in how gap conductance is currently handled in Exnihilo for chamfered fuel pellets. The within-pellet power shape was shown to significantly impact the predicted centerline temperatures. This has provided an initial benchmarking of the pin heat transfer capability of Exnihilo for MOX fuel with respect to a well-validated nuclear fuel performance code.

Phillippe, Aaron M [ORNL; Clarno, Kevin T [ORNL; Banfield, James E [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL; Philip, Bobby [ORNL; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Sampath, Rahul S [ORNL; Allu, Srikanth [ORNL; Hamilton, Steven P [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Phase 1, Study  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume I, reviews diesel-generator experience to identify the systems and components most subject to aging degradation and isolates the major causes of failure that may affect future operational readiness. Evaluations show that as plants age, the percent of aging-related failures increases and failure modes change. A compilation is presented of recommended corrective actions for the failures identified. This study also includes a review of current, relevant industry programs, research, and standards. Volume II reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986 to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.; Dingee, D.A.; Nesbitt, J.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Irradiation Capsule Experiment (MICE)-3B Irradiation Test of Space Fuel Specimens in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) - Close Out Documentation for Naval Reactors (NR) Information  

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Few data exist for UO{sub 2} or UN within the notional design space for the Prometheus-1 reactor (low fission rate, high temperature, long duration). As such, basic testing is required to validate predictions (and in some cases determine) performance aspects of these fuels. Therefore, the MICE-3B test of UO{sub 2} pellets was designed to provide data on gas release, unrestrained swelling, and restrained swelling at the upper range of fission rates expected for a space reactor. These data would be compared with model predictions and used to determine adequacy of a space reactor design basis relative to fission gas release and swelling of UO{sub 2} fuel and to assess potential pellet-clad interactions. A primary goal of an irradiation test for UN fuel was to assess performance issues currently associated with this fuel type such as gas release, swelling and transient performance. Information learned from this effort may have enabled use of UN fuel for future applications.

M. Chen; CM Regan; D. Noe

2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation prediction and experiment setup of vacuum laser acceleration at Brookhaven National Lab-Accelerator Test Facility  

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This paper presents the pre-experiment plan and prediction of the first stage of vacuum laser acceleration (VLA) collaborating by UCLA, Fudan University and ATF-BNL. This first stage experiment is a proof-of-principle to support our previously posted novel VLA theory. Simulations show that based on ATF's current experimental conditions the electron beam with initial energy of 15MeV can get net energy gain from an intense CO2 laser beam. The difference in electron beam energy spread is observable by the ATF beam line diagnostics system. Further, this energy spread expansion effect increases along with an increase in laser intensity. The proposal has been approved by the ATF committee and the experiment will be our next project.

L. Shao; D. Cline; X. Ding; Y.K. Ho; Q. Kong; J.J. Xu; I. Pogorelsky; V. Yakimenko; K. Kusche

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Compressed Baryonic Matter Experiment at FAIR: Progress with feasibility studies and detector developments  

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The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment is being planned at the international research center FAIR, under realization next to the GSI laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. Its physics programme addresses the QCD phase diagram in the region of highest net baryon densities. Of particular interest are the expected first order phase transition from partonic to hadronic matter, ending in a critical point, and modifications of hadron properties in the dense medium as a signal of chiral symmetry restoration. Laid out as a fixed-target experiment at the heavy-ion synchrotrons SIS-100/300, the detector will record both proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at beam energies between 10 and 45$A$ GeV. Hadronic, leptonic and photonic observables have to be measured with large acceptance. The interaction rates will reach 10 MHz to measure extremely rare probes like charm near threshold. Two versions of the experiment are being studied, optimized for either electron-hadron or muon identification, combined with s...

Heuser, Johann M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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30TH INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE CHERCAM: the Cherenkov imager of the CREAM experiment, results in Z=1 test  

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the high energy spectrum of nuclear elements from H to Fe in the cosmic ray flux up to ½¼½ e in this energy domain. The individual nuclear elements separation will allow to probe the current models Instituto de Fisica, UNAM, Mexico Michel.Buenerd@lpsc.in2p3.fr Abstract: The CREAM experiment investigates

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A comparative study of the alliance experiences between US and Taiwanese firms  

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The major purpose of this study is to conduct a comparative analysis between US and Taiwanese firms for examining similarities and differences of their alliance experiences. The results indicate that first, US and Taiwanese firms have different alliance behaviours in the choice of alliance form and alliance type. Secondly, in general, the intensity of formation motive and partner interaction is positively related to the alliance performance while interfirm diversity plays a negative role in affecting the alliance performance. However, alliance performance of both US and Taiwanese firms is affected by different patterns of alliance form, formation motive and interfirm diversity.

Chung-Jen Chen; Wann-Yih Wu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Screening of mixed surfactant systems: Phase behavior studies and CT imaging of surfactant-enhanced oil recovery experiments  

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A systematic chemical screening study was conducted on selected anionic-nonionic and nonionic-nonionic systems. The objective of the study was to evaluate and determine combinations of these surfactants that would exhibit favorable phase behavior and solubilization capacity. The effects of different parameters including (a) salinity, (b) temperature, (c) alkane carbon number, (c) hydrophilic/lipophilic balance (HLB) of nonionic component, and (d) type of surfactant on the behavior of the overall chemical system were evaluated. The current work was conducted using a series of ethoxylated nonionic surfactants in combinations of several anionic systems with various hydrocarbons. Efforts to correlate the behavior of these mixed systems led to the development of several models for the chemical systems tested. The models were used to compare the different systems and provided some guidelines for formulating them to account for variations in salinity, oil hydrocarbon number, and temperature. The models were also evaluated to determine conformance with the results from experimental measurements. The models provided good agreement with experimental results. X-ray computed tomography (CT) was used to study fluid distributions during chemical enhanced oil recovery experiments. CT-monitored corefloods were conducted to examine the effect of changing surfactant slug size injection on oil bank formation and propagation. Reducing surfactant slug size resulted in lower total oil production. Oil recovery results, however, did not correlate with slug size for the low-concentration, alkaline, mixed surfactant system used in these tests. The CT measurements showed that polymer mobility control and core features also affected the overall oil recovery results.

Llave, F.M.; Gall, B.L.; Lorenz, P.B.; Cook, I.M.; Scott, L.J.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-place HEPA (high efficiency, particulate air) filter testing at Hanford: Operating experiences, calibrations, and lessons learned  

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High Efficiency, Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters provide a minimum of 99.97% removal efficiency for particles greater than or equal to .3 microns in diameter. Each HEPA filter installation at Hanford is, at specified intervals, functionally tested for leaks. The test procedure involves a dioctylphthalate (DOP) smoke generator and a calibrated airborne particle detector. The DOP generator produces smoke of a known quantitative particle size distribution upstream of the filter. The airborne particle detector is first placed upstream, and then downstream of the filter to determine percent penetration. The smoke generator is characterized using a calibrated laser spectrometer, and the particle detector is calibrated using a calibrated picoammeter. 2 refs., 4 figs.

Flores, D.S.; Decelis, D.G.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test results and initial operating experience for the BPA 500 kV thyristor controlled series capacitor-modulation, SSR and performance monitoring  

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Field experience is reported for a thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) recently commissioned at BPA`s Slatt substation. Subsynchronous resonance tests show that TCSC interactions with shaft dynamics of PGE`s Boardman steam generator are well understood and are effectively avoided by normal TCSC valve firing logic. Modulation tests, performed with the Boardman plant off line, show that the TCSC can be a powerful and responsive actuator for swing damping. Security considerations did not permit lightly damped operation of the controlled plant. Close analysis indicates that the TCSC damping contribution, though small, was measurable. The best estimate is that damping for the McNary mode is 7.33% and 8.55%, for the TCSC damper loop open and closed respectively. TCSC testing and monitoring is facilitated by an advanced interactive measurement network representing BPA`s approach to the information requirements of major control systems.

Hauer, J.F. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Mittelstad, W.A. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States); Piwko, R.J. Sr. [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Specificationbased Testing of Reactive Software: A Case Study in Technology Transfer  

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Specification­based Testing of Reactive Software: A Case Study in Technology Transfer Lalita be effective in practice. The case study illustrates that technology transfer efforts can benefit from that limit formal methods technology transfer. We also found that there is often a tension between the scope

Porter, Adam

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A case study: using multiple-choice tests at university level courses preparation and supporting infrastructure  

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In this paper, we will present a case study of using multiple-choice tests for university level courses such as digital logic and artificial intelligence. It is a well known fact that multiple-choice questions can be used to assess student's knowledge not only student's recall, but also the verification of student's analysis and synthesis abilities. We will give an example of questions for assessment of all three types. We will consider how computers can be used to prepare such tests and what is needed to automatically grade such tests. We will present an open source application that we developed to foster such a process.

M. Cupic

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II: Imperfect Model Experiments  

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degraded). As in Part I, where the perfect model assumption was utilized, most analysis error reduction of significant model errors due to physical parameterizations by assimilating synthetic sounding and surfaceTests of an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Mesoscale and Regional-Scale Data Assimilation. Part II

Meng, Zhiyong

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Experiment-Based Computational Investigation of Thermomechanical Stresses in Flip Chip BGA Using the ATC4.2 Test Vehicle  

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Stress measurement test chips were flip chip assembled to organic BGA substrates containing micro-vias and epoxy build-up interconnect layers. Mechanical degradation observed during temperature cycling was correlated to a damage theory developed based on 3D finite element method analysis. Degradation included die cracking, edge delamination and radial fillet cracking.

Burchett, Steven N.; Nguyen, Luu; Peterson, David W.; Sweet, James N.

1999-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Online Community Experience (OCE) and its impact on customer attitudes: an exploratory study  

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Many companies have realised the critical importance of online product communities as a tool to facilitate interactions amongst their customers and to strengthen customer-product ties. This study proposes a new construct, Online Community Experience (OCE), to enhance our understanding of customers' online interactions in such communities and its impact on customers' product-related perceptions and attitudes. We draw on diverse theoretical areas including computer-mediated communication, information processing, and brand communities to identify the critical antecedents of OCE. The model was validated using data collected from a sample of 108 subjects through a set of two questionnaires. The study findings offer strong support for the model and indicate the importance of OCE as a critical mediating variable in understanding the impact of online community participation on customer attitudes and perceptions. The key implications for future research and managerial practice in the areas of online communities, marketing communication, and customer relationship management are discussed.

Priya Nambisan; James Watt

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tokamak Fusion Core Experiment: design studies based on superconducting and hybrid toroidal field coils. Design overview  

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This document is a design overview that describes the scoping studies and preconceptual design effort performed in FY 1983 on the Tokamak Fusion Core Experiment (TFCX) class of device. These studies focussed on devices with all-superconducting toroidal field (TF) coils and on devices with superconducting TF coils supplemented with copper TF coil inserts located in the bore of the TF coils in the shield region. Each class of device is designed to satisfy the mission of ignition and long pulse equilibrium burn. Typical design parameters are: major radius = 3.75 m, minor radius = 1.0 m, field on axis = 4.5 T, plasma current = 7.0 MA. These designs relay on lower hybrid (LHRH) current rampup and heating to ignition using ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF). A pumped limiter has been assumed for impurity control. The present document is a design overview; a more detailed design description is contained in a companion document.

Flanagan, C.A. (ed.)

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Problem: Tilted Rayleigh-Taylor for 2-D Mixing Studies  

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The 'tilted-rig' test problem originates from a series of experiments (Smeeton & Youngs, 1987, Youngs, 1989) performed at AWE in the late 1980's, that followed from the 'rocket-rig' experiments (Burrows et al., 1984; Read & Youngs, 1983), and exploratory experiments performed at Imperial College (Andrews, 1986; Andrews and Spalding, 1990). A schematic of the experiment is shown in Figure 1, and comprises a tank filled with light fluid above heavy, and then 'tilted' on one side of the apparatus, thus causing an 'angled interface' to the acceleration history due to rockets. Details of the configuration given in the next chapter include: fluids, dimensions, and other necessary details to simulate the experiment. Figure 2 shows results from two experiments, Case 110 (which is the source for this test problem) that has an Atwood number of 0.5, and Case 115 (a secondary source described in Appendix B), with Atwood of 0.9 Inspection of the photograph in Figure 2 (the main experimental diagnostic) for Case 110. reveals two main areas for mix development; 1) a large-scale overturning motion that produces a rising plume (spike) on the left, and falling plume (bubble) on the right, that are almost symmetric; and 2) a Rayleigh-Taylor driven mixing central mixing region that has a large-scale rotation associated with the rising and falling plumes, and also experiences lateral strain due to stretching of the interface by the plumes, and shear across the interface due to upper fluid moving downward and to the right, and lower fluid moving upward and to the left. Case 115 is similar but differs by a much larger Atwood of 0.9 that drives a strong asymmetry between a left side heavy spike penetration and a right side light bubble penetration. Case 110 is chosen as the source for the present test problem as the fluids have low surface tension (unlike Case 115) due the addition of a surfactant, the asymmetry small (no need to have fine grids for the spike), and there is extensive reasonable quality photographic data. The photographs in Figure 2 also reveal the appearance of a boundary layer at the left and right walls; this boundary layer has not been included in the test problem as preliminary calculations suggested it had a negligible effect on plume penetration and RT mixing. The significance of this test problem is that, unlike planar RT experiments such as the Rocket-Rig (Youngs, 1984), Linear Electric Motor - LEM (Dimonte, 1990), or the Water Tunnel (Andrews, 1992), the Tilted-Rig is a unique two-dimensional RT mixing experiment that has experimental data and now (in this TP) Direct Numerical Simulation data from Livescu and Wei. The availability of DNS data for the tilted-rig has made this TP viable as it provides detailed results for comparison purposes. The purpose of the test problem is to provide 3D simulation results, validated by comparison with experiment, which can be used for the development and validation of 2D RANS models. When such models are applied to 2D flows, various physics issues are raised such as double counting, combined buoyancy and shear, and 2-D strain, which have not yet been adequately addressed. The current objective of the test problem is to compare key results, which are needed for RANS model validation, obtained from high-Reynolds number DNS, high-resolution ILES or LES with explicit sub-grid-scale models. The experiment is incompressible and so is directly suitable for algorithms that are designed for incompressible flows (e.g. pressure correction algorithms with multi-grid); however, we have extended the TP so that compressible algorithms, run at low Mach number, may also be used if careful consideration is given to initial pressure fields. Thus, this TP serves as a useful tool for incompressible and compressible simulation codes, and mathematical models. In the remainder of this TP we provide a detailed specification; the next section provides the underlying assumptions for the TP, fluids, geometry details, boundary conditions (and alternative set-ups), initial conditions, and acceleration history (an

Andrews, Malcolm J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Livescu, Daniel [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Youngs, David L. [AWE

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bibliography of reports on studies of the geology, hydrogeology and hydrology at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada, from 1951--1996  

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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) was established in 1951 as a proving ground for nuclear weapons. The site had formerly been part of an Air Force bombing and gunnery range during World War II. Sponsor-directed studies of the geology, hydrogeology, and hydrology of the NTS began about 1956 and were broad based in nature, but were related mainly to the effects of the detonation of nuclear weapons. These effects included recommending acceptable media and areas for underground tests, the possibility of off-site contamination of groundwater, air blast and surface contamination in the event of venting, ground-shock damage that could result from underground blasts, and studies in support of drilling and emplacement. The studies were both of a pure scientific nature and of a practical applied nature. The NTS was the site of 828 underground nuclear tests and 100 above-ground tests conducted between 1951 and 1992 (U.S. Department of Energy, 1994a). After July 1962, all nuclear tests conducted in the United States were underground, most of them at the NTS. The first contained underground nuclear explosion was detonated on September 19, 1957, following extensive study of the underground effect of chemical explosives. The tests were performed by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Energy Research and Development Administration. As part of a nationwide complex for nuclear weapons design, testing and manufacturing, the NTS was the location for continental testing of new and stockpiled nuclear devices. Other tests, including Project {open_quotes}Plowshare{close_quotes} experiments to test the peaceful application of nuclear explosives, were conducted on several parts of the site. In addition, the Defense Nuclear Agency tested the effect of nuclear detonations on military hardware.

Seaber, P.R.; Stowers, E.D.; Pearl, R.H.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Putting DFT to the Test: A First Principles Study of Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Co3O4  

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Putting DFT to the Test: A First Principles Study of Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Co3O4 ...

Vijay Singh; Monica Kosa; Koushik Majhi; Dan Thomas Major

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint HVAC Transmission EMF Environmental Study : Final Report on Experiment 1.  

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This document describes the rationale, procedures, and results of a carefully controlled study conducted to establish whether chronic exposure of female (ewe) Suffolk lambs to the environment of a 500-kV 60-Hz transmission line would affect various characteristics of growth, endocrine function, and reproductive development. This experiment used identical housing and management schemes for control and line-exposed ewes, thus minimizing these factors as contributors to between-group experimental error. Further, throughout the 10-month duration of this study, changes in electric and magnetic fields, audible noise, and weather conditions were monitored continuously by a computerized system. Such measurements provided the opportunity to identify any relationship between environmental factors and biological responses. Because of reports in the literature that electric and magnetic fields alter concentrations of melatonin in laboratory animals, the primary objective of this study was to ascertain whether a similar effect occurs in lambs exposed to a 500-kV a-c line in a natural setting. In addition, onset of puberty, changes in body weight, wool growth, and behavior were monitored. To determine whether the environment of a 500-kV line caused stress in the study animals, serum levels of cortisol were measured. The study was conducted at Bonneville Power Administration`s Ostrander Substation near Estacada, Oregon.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Oregon Regional Primate Research Center

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data report on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Small-Scale Seal Performance Test, Series F grouting experiment  

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SSSPT-F was designed to evaluate sealing materials at WIPP. It demonstrated: (1) the ability to practically and consistently produce ultrafine cementitious grout at the grouting site, (2) successful, consistent, and efficient injection and permeation of the grout into fractured rock at the repository horizon, (3) ability of the grout to penetrate and seal microfractures, (4) procedures and equipment used to inject the grout. Also techniques to assess the effectiveness of the grout in reducing the gas transmissivity of the fractured rock were evaluated. These included gas-flow/tracer testing, post-grout coring, pre- and post-grout downhole televiewer logging, slab displacement measurements, and increased loading on jacks during grout injection. Pre- and post-grout diamond drill core was obtained for use in ongoing evaluations of grouting effectiveness, degradation, and compatibility. Diamond drill equipment invented for this test successfully prevented drill cuttings from plugging fractures in grout injection holes.

Ahrens, E.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Dale, T.F.; Van Pelt, R.S. [INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)] [INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rocky Flats CAAS System Recalibrated, Retested, and Analyzed to Install in the Criticality Experiments Facility at the Nevada Test Site  

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Neutron detectors and control panels transferred from the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) were recalibrated and retested for redeployment to the CEF. Testing and calibration were successful with no failure to any equipment. Detector sensitivity was tested at a TRIGA reactor, and the response to thermal neutron flux was satisfactory. MCNP calculated minimum fission yield ({approx} 2 x 10{sup 15} fissions) was applied to determine the thermal flux at selected detector positions at the CEF. Thermal flux levels were greater than 6.39 x 10{sup 6} (n/cm{sup 2}-sec), which was about four orders of magnitude greater than the minimum alarm flux. Calculations of detector survivable distances indicate that, to be out of lethal area, a detector needs to be placed greater than 15 ft away from a maximum credible source. MCNP calculated flux/dose results were independently verified by COG. CAAS calibration and the testing confirmed that the RFP CAAS system is performing its functions as expected. New criteria for the CAAS detector placement and 12-rad zone boundaries at the CEF are established. All of the CAAS related documents and hardware have been transferred from LLNL to NSTec for installation at the CEF high bay areas.

Kim, S; Heinrichs, D; Biswas, D; Huang, S; Dulik, G; Scorby, J; Boussoufi, M; Liu, B; Wilson, R

2009-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment study of an electron cyclotron resonant ion source based on a tapered resonance cavity  

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Electron cyclotron resonant plasma is one type of magnetised plasma generated by continuous microwave energy. It has the property of high degree of ionization and large volume at low gas pressure, which makes it useful for space propulsion and material processing. This article presents the experiment study of the plasma properties and ion beam extraction from an electron cyclotron resonant ion source based on a tapered resonance cavity. Optical emission spectroscopy based on a simple collisional radiation model was used for plasma diagnosis. Experiment results show that, at microwave power setting ranging from 7.06 to 17.40 W and mass flow rate ranging from 1 to 10 sccm, argon gas can be ionized. Ion beam of 109.1 mA from the ion source can be extracted at microwave power of 30 W, mass flow rate of 10 sccm, and accel voltage of 800 V. The diagnosed plasma temperature and density are 2.45.2 eV and 2 10{sup 16}4.8 10{sup 17} m{sup ?3}, respectively.

Yang, Juan; Shi, Feng; Jin, Yizhou; Wang, Yunmin [College of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710072 (China)] [College of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710072 (China); Komurasaki, Kimiya [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)] [Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

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Tritium plasma experiment: Parameters and potentials for fusion plasma-wall interaction studies  

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The tritium plasma experiment (TPE) is a unique facility devoted to experiments on the behavior of deuterium/tritium in toxic (e.g., beryllium) and radioactive materials for fusion plasma-wall interaction studies. A Langmuir probe was added to the system to characterize the plasma conditions in TPE. With this new diagnostic, we found the achievable electron temperature ranged from 5.0 to 10.0 eV, the electron density varied from 5.0 x 10{sup 16} to 2.5 x 10{sup 18} m{sup -3}, and the ion flux density varied between 5.0 x 10{sup 20} to 2.5 x 10{sup 22} m{sup -2} s{sup -1} along the centerline of the plasma. A comparison of these plasma parameters with the conditions expected for the plasma facing components (PFCs) in ITER shows that TPE is capable of achieving most ({approx}800 m{sup 2} of 850 m{sup 2} total PFCs area) of the expected ion flux density and electron density conditions.

Shimada, Masashi; Sharpe, J. Phillip [Fusion Safety Program, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 (United States); Kolasinski, Robert D.; Causey, Rion A. [Hydrogen and Metallurgical Science Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric studies of penetration events : a design and analysis of experiments approach.  

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A numerical screening study of the interaction between a penetrator and a geological target with a preformed hole has been carried out to identify the main parameters affecting the penetration event. The planning of the numerical experiment was based on the orthogonal array OA(18,7,3,2), which allows 18 simulation runs with 7 parameters at 3 levels each. The strength of 2 of the array allows also for two-factor interaction studies. The seven parameters chosen for this study are: penetrator offset, hole diameter, hole taper, vertical and horizontal velocity of the penetrator, angle of attack of the penetrator and target material. The analysis of the simulation results has been based on main effects plots and analysis of variance (ANOVA), and it has been performed using three metrics: the maximum values of the penetration depth, penetrator deceleration and plastic strain in the penetrator case. This screening study shows that target material has a major influence on penetration depth and penetrator deceleration, while penetrator offset has the strongest effect on the maximum plastic strain.

Chiesa, Michael L.; Marin, Esteban B.; Booker, Paul M.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verifying Test Hypotheses -HOL/TestGen Verifying Test Hypotheses -HOL/TestGen  

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Verifying Test Hypotheses - HOL/TestGen Verifying Test Hypotheses - HOL/TestGen An Experiment in Test and Proof Thomas Malcher January 20, 2014 1 / 20 #12;Verifying Test Hypotheses - HOL/TestGen HOL/TestGen Outline Introduction Test Hypotheses HOL/TestGen - Demo Verifying Test Hypotheses Conclusion 2 / 20 #12

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New Interpretation of Alpha-Particle-Driven Instabilities in Deuterium-Tritium Experiments on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor  

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The original description of alpha particle driven instabilities in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in terms of toroidal Alfvn eigenmodes (TAEs) remained inconsistent with three fundamental characteristics of the observations: (i) the variation of the mode frequency with toroidal mode number, (ii) the chirping of the mode frequency for a given toroidal mode number, and (iii) the antiballooning density perturbation of the modes. It is now shown that these characteristics can be explained by observing that cylindrical-like modes can exist in the weak magnetic shear region of the plasma that then make a transition to TAEs as the central safety factor decreases in time.

R. Nazikian, G. J. Kramer, C. Z. Cheng, N. N. Gorelenkov, H. L. Berk, and S. E. Sharapov

2003-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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21H.150J / 21F.043J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, & Historical Experience, Fall 2002  

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An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, anthropology, film, and cultural studies to examine the experiences of Asian Americans in US society. Covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the ...

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JASPERSE CHEM 341 TEST 2 VERSION 3 Ch. 5 The Study of Chemical Reactions  

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toward SN2 reactions (from most reactive 1 to least reactive 4). Br Br Br I 4. Rank the bond strength1 JASPERSE CHEM 341 TEST 2 VERSION 3 Ch. 5 The Study of Chemical Reactions Ch. 9 Stereochemistry Ch. 10,11 Alkyl Halides and their Reactions: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination 1. List

Jasperse, Craig P.

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JASPERSE CHEM 350 TEST 2 VERSION 3 Ch. 4 The Study of Chemical Reactions  

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toward SN2 reactions (from most reactive 1 to least reactive 4). Br Br Br I 4. Rank the bond strengthJASPERSE CHEM 350 TEST 2 VERSION 3 Ch. 4 The Study of Chemical Reactions Ch. 5 Sterochemistry Ch. 6 the following alkyl halides in order of decreasing reactivity toward SN1/E1 reactions (from most reactive 1

Jasperse, Craig P.

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JASPERSE CHEM 341 TEST 2 VERSION 1 Ch. 5 The Study of Chemical Reactions  

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an alkyl bromide and some nucleophile that you could use to make the following by SN2. (3 points) OCH2CH3 31 JASPERSE CHEM 341 TEST 2 VERSION 1 Ch. 5 The Study of Chemical Reactions Ch. 9 Stereochemistry Ch. 10,11 Alkyl Halides and their Reactions: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination 1. Predict

Jasperse, Craig P.

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JASPERSE CHEM 341 TEST 2 VERSION 2 Ch. 5 The Study of Chemical Reactions  

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that you could use to make the following by SN2. (3 points each) O CH3 OCH3H 10. Draw all possible1 JASPERSE CHEM 341 TEST 2 VERSION 2 Ch. 5 The Study of Chemical Reactions Ch. 9 Stereochemistry Ch. 10,11 Alkyl Halides and their Reactions: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination 1. Rank

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JASPERSE CHEM 350 TEST 2 VERSION 2 Ch. 4 The Study of Chemical Reactions  

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;9. Show an alkyl bromide and some nucleophile that you could use to make the following by SN2. (3 pointsJASPERSE CHEM 350 TEST 2 VERSION 2 Ch. 4 The Study of Chemical Reactions Ch. 5 Sterochemistry Ch. 6 that is needed in each case) for each of the following reactions. (Minor products or inorganic side products need

Jasperse, Craig P.

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Abstract The present study uses increased atmospheric pressure as an ethanol antagonist to test the hypothesis  

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Abstract The present study uses increased atmospheric pressure as an ethanol antagonist to test for ethanol. This was accomplished using behavioral and in vitro mea- sures to determine the effects of pressure on ethanol and other GABAergic drugs in C57BL/6 and LS mice. Be- haviorally, exposure to 12 times

Brinton, Roberta Diaz

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Hydronuclear experiments  

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Hydronuclear experiments, a method for assessing some aspects of nuclear weapon safety, were conducted at Los Alamos during the 1958 to 1961 moratorium on nuclear testing. The experiments resulted in subcritical multiplying assemblies or a very slight degree of supercriticality and, in some cases, involved a slight, but insignificant, fission energy release. These experiments helped to identify so-called one-point safety problems associated with some of the nuclear weapons systems of that time. The need for remedial action was demonstrated, although some of the necessary design changes could not be made until after the resumption of weapons testing at the end of 1961.

Thorn, R.N.; Westervelt, D.R.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiral Dynamics in Photo-Pion Physics: Theory, Experiment, and Future Studies at the HI$?$S Facility  

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A review of photo-pion experiments on the nucleon in the near threshold region is presented. Comparisons of the results are made with the predictions of the low energy theorems of QCD calculated using chiral perturbation theory (ChPT) which is based on the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry as well as its explicit breaking due to the finite quark masses. As a result of the vanishing of the threshold amplitudes in the chiral limit, the experiments are difficult since the cross sections are small. Nevertheless the field has been brought to a mature stage of accuracy and sensitivity. The accomplishments and limitations of past experiments are discussed. Future planned experiments at Mainz and HI$\\gamma$S using polarization observables are discussed as a more rigorous test of theoretical calculations. Emphasis is given to the technical developments that are required for the HI$\\gamma$S facility. It is shown that future experiments will provide more accurate tests of ChPT and will be sensitive to isospin breaking dynamics due to the mass difference of the up and down quarks.

Aron M. Bernstein; Mohammad W. Ahmed; Sean Stave; Ying K. Wu; Henry R. Weller

2009-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory versus experiment for vacuum Rabi oscillations in lossy cavities. II. Direct test of uniqueness of vacuum  

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The paper continues the analysis of vacuum Rabi oscillations we started in part I [Phys. Rev. A 79, 033836 (2009)]. Here we concentrate on experimental consequences for cavity QED of two different classes of representations of harmonic-oscillator Lie algebras. The zero-temperature master equation, derived in part I for irreducible representations of the algebra, is reformulated in a reducible representation that models electromagnetic fields by a gas of harmonic-oscillator wave packets. The representation is known to introduce automatic regularizations that in irreducible representations would have to be justified by ad hoc arguments. Predictions based on this representation are characterized in thermodynamic limit by a single parameter {sigma}, responsible for collapses and revivals of Rabi oscillations in exact vacuum. Collapses and revivals disappear in the limit {sigma}{yields}{infinity}. Observation of a finite {sigma} would mean that cavity quantum fields are described by a non-Wightmanian theory, where vacuum states are zero-temperature Bose-Einstein condensates of a N-particle bosonic oscillator gas and, thus, are nonunique. The data collected in the experiment of Brune et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1800 (1996)] are consistent with any {sigma}>400.

Wilczewski, Marcin; Czachor, Marek [Katedra Fizyki Teoretycznej i Informatyki Kwantowej, Politechnika Gdanska, 80-952 Gdansk (Poland); Krajowe Centrum Informatyki Kwantowej, 81-824 Sopot (Poland) and Centrum Leo Apostel (CLEA), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels (Belgium)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Thermonuclear Alfven Instabilities in Next Step Burning Plasma Experiments  

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A study is presented for the stability of alpha-particle driven shear Alfven Eigenmodes (AE) for the normal parameters of the three major burning plasma proposals, ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), FIRE (Fusion Ignition Research Experiment), and IGNITOR (Ignited Torus). A study of the JET (Joint European Torus) plasma, where fusion alphas were generated in tritium experiments, is also included to attempt experimental validation of the numerical predictions. An analytic assessment of Toroidal AE (TAE) stability is first presented, where the alpha particle beta due to the fusion reaction rate and electron drag is simply and accurately estimated in 7-20 keV plasma temperature regime. In this assessment the hot particle drive is balanced against ion-Landau damping of the background deuterons and electron collision effects and stability boundaries are determined. Then two numerical studies of AE instability are presented. In one the High-n stability code HINST is used . This code is capable of predicting instabilities of low and moderately high frequency Alfven modes. HINST computes the non-perturbative solution of the Alfven eigenmodes including effects of ion finite Larmor radius, orbit width, trapped electrons etc. The stability calculations are repeated using the global code NOVAK. We show that for these tokamaks the spectrum of the least stable AE modes are TAE that appear at medium-/high-n numbers. In HINST TAEs are locally unstable due to the alphas pressure gradient in all the devices under the consideration except IGNITOR. However, NOVAK calculations show that the global mode structure enhances the damping mechanisms and produces stability in all configurations considered here. A serious question remains whether the perturbation theory used in NOVAK overestimates the stability predictions, so that it is premature to conclude that the nominal operation of all three proposals are stable to AEs. In addition NBI ions produce a strong stabilizing effect for JET. However, in ITER the beam energies needed to penetrate to the core must be high so that a diamagnetic drift frequency comparable to that of the alpha particles is produced by the beam ions which induces a destabilizing effect.

N.N. Gorelenkov; H.L. Berk; R. Budny; C.Z. Cheng; G.-Y. Fu; W.W. Heidbrink; G. Kramer; D. Meade; and R. Nazikian

2002-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Neurotoxicity of 1-bromopropane: Evidence from animal experiments and human studies  

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1-Bromopropane was introduced as an alternative to ozone layer-depleting solvents such as chlorofluorocarbons and 1,1,1-trichloroethane. However, a dozen human cases have been reported with symptoms and signs of toxicity to 1-bromopropane including numbness, diminished vibration sense in the lower extremities as well as ataxic gait. An epidemiological study also demonstrated dose-dependent prolongation of distal latency and decrease in vibration sense in the lower extremities. The initial animal experiments helped to identify and analyze the initial human case of 1-bromopropane toxicity. However, animal data that can explain the central nervous system disorders in humans are limited. Nonetheless, animal data should be carefully interpreted especially in a high-order function of the central nervous system or neurological signs such as ataxia that is influenced by fundamental anatomical/physiological differences between humans and animals. Enzymatic activity in the liver may explain partly the difference in the susceptibility between humans and animals, but further studies are needed to clarify the biological factors that can explain the difference and commonality among the species.

Gaku Ichihara; Junzoh Kitoh; Weihua Li; Xuncheng Ding; Sahoko Ichihara; Yasuhiro Takeuchi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of impurities in the Tandem Mirror Experiment using extreme-ultraviolet spectroscopy  

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Impurities in the Tandem Mirror Experiment (TMX) have been studied using extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy. Three time-resolving absolutely-calibrated normal-incidence monochromators, one on each section of TMX, were used to study the impurity emissions in the wavelength range of 300 A to 1600 A. The instruments on the east end cell and central cell were each capable of obtaining spatially-resolved profiles from 22 chords of the plasma simultaneously while the instrument on the west end cell monitored the central chord. The impurities identified in TMX were carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and titanium. Emphasis was placed upon determining the impurity densities and radiated power losses of the central cell; results indicate that the impurity concentrations were low - less than 0.4% for each species - and that less than 10% of the total net trapped neutral beam power was lost to radiation. The use of titanium gettering on the central cell walls was observed to decrease the brightnesses of singly- and doubly-ionized carbon and oxygen in the central cell plasma. In the end cells, oxygen was the main impurity with a concentration of about 1.5% and was injected by the neutral beams; the other impurities had concentrations of about 0.5%. Radiation losses from the end cells were negligible.

Strand, O.T.

1982-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A FEASIBILITY AND OPTIMIZATION STUDY TO DETERMINE COOLING TIME AND BURNUP OF ADVANCED TEST REACTOR FUELS USING A NONDESTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUE  

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The goal of this study presented is to determine the best available non-destructive technique necessary to collect validation data as well as to determine burn-up and cooling time of the fuel elements onsite at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) canal. This study makes a recommendation of the viability of implementing a permanent fuel scanning system at the ATR canal and leads3 to the full design of a permanent fuel scan system. The study consisted at first in determining if it was possible and which equipment was necessary to collect useful spectra from ATR fuel elements at the canal adjacent to the reactor. Once it was establish that useful spectra can be obtained at the ATR canal the next step was to determine which detector and which configuration was better suited to predict burnup and cooling time of fuel elements non-destructively. Three different detectors of High Purity Germanium (HPGe), Lanthanum Bromide (LaBr3), and High Pressure Xenon (HPXe) in two system configurations of above and below the water pool were used during the study. The data collected and analyzed was used to create burnup and cooling time calibration prediction curves for ATR fuel. The next stage of the study was to determine which of the three detectors tested was better suited for the permanent system. From spectra taken and the calibration curves obtained, it was determined that although the HPGe detector yielded better results, a detector that could better withstand the harsh environment of the ATR canal was needed. The in-situ nature of the measurements required a rugged fuel scanning system, low in maintenance and easy to control system. Based on the ATR canal feasibility measurements and calibration results it was determined that the LaBr3 detector was the best alternative for canal in-situ measurements; however in order to enhance the quality of the spectra collected using this scintillator a deconvolution method was developed. Following the development of the deconvolution method for ATR applications the technique was tested using one-isotope, multi-isotope and fuel simulated sources. Burnup calibrations were perfomed using convoluted and deconvoluted data. The calibrations results showed burnup prediction by this method improves using deconvolution. The final stage of the deconvolution method development was to perform an irradiation experiment in order to create a surrogate fuel source to test the deconvolution method using experimental data. A conceptual design of the fuel scan system is path forward using the rugged LaBr3 detector in an above the water configuration and deconvolution algorithms.

Jorge Navarro

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments to investigate direct containment heating phenomena with scaled models of the Zion Nuclear Power Plant in the Surtsey Test Facility  

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The Surtsey Facility at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is used to perform scaled experiments that simulate hypothetical high-pressure melt ejection (HPME) accidents in a nuclear power plant (NPP). These experiments are designed to investigate the effect of specific phenomena associated with direct containment heating (DCH) on the containment load, such as the effect of physical scale, prototypic subcompartment structures, water in the cavity, and hydrogen generation and combustion. In the Integral Effects Test (IET) series, 1:10 linear scale models of the Zion NPP structures were constructed in the Surtsey vessel. The RPV was modeled with a steel pressure vessel that had a hemispherical bottom head, which had a 4-cm hole in the bottom head that simulated the final ablated hole that would be formed by ejection of an instrument guide tube in a severe NPP accident. Iron/alumina/chromium thermite was used to simulate molten corium that would accumulate on the bottom head of an actual RPV. The chemically reactive melt simulant was ejected by high-pressure steam from the RPV model into the scaled reactor cavity. Debris was then entrained through the instrument tunnel into the subcompartment structures and the upper dome of the simulated reactor containment building. The results of the IET experiments are given in this report.

Allen, M.D.; Pilch, M.M.; Blanchat, T.K.; Griffith, R.O. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Nichols, R.T. [Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENDF/B-VII.1 Neutron Cross Section Data Testing with Critical Assembly Benchmarks and Reactor Experiments  

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The ENDF/B-VII.1 library is the latest revision to the United States' Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF). The ENDF library is currently in its seventh generation, with ENDF/B-VII.0 being released in 2006. This revision expands upon that library, including the addition of new evaluated files (was 393 neutron files previously, now 418 including replacement of elemental vanadium and zinc evaluations with isotopic evaluations) and extension or updating of many existing neutron data files. Complete details are provided in the companion paper [1]. This paper focuses on how accurately application libraries may be expected to perform in criticality calculations with these data. Continuous energy cross section libraries, suitable for use with the MCNP Monte Carlo transport code, have been generated and applied to a suite of nearly one thousand critical benchmark assemblies defined in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project's International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. This suite covers uranium and plutonium fuel systems in a variety of forms such as metallic, oxide or solution, and under a variety of spectral conditions, including unmoderated (i.e., bare), metal reflected and water or other light element reflected. Assembly eigenvalues that were accurately predicted with ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections such as unmoderated and uranium reflected 235U and 239Pu assemblies, HEU solution systems and LEU oxide lattice systems that mimic commercial PWR configurations continue to be accurately calculated with ENDF/B-VII.1 cross sections, and deficiencies in predicted eigenvalues for assemblies containing selected materials, including titanium, manganese, cadmium and tungsten are greatly reduced. Improvements are also confirmed for selected actinide reaction rates such as 236U capture. Other deficiencies, such as the overprediction of Pu solution system critical eigenvalues and a decreasing trend in calculated eigenvalue for 233U fueled systems as a function of Above-Thermal Fission Fraction remain. The comprehensive nature of this critical benchmark suite and the generally accurate calculated eigenvalues obtained with ENDF/B-VII.1 neutron cross sections support the conclusion that this is the most accurate general purpose ENDF/B cross section library yet released to the technical community.

G. Palmiotti

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mothers with Learning Disabilities' Experience of Relationships with their Parents, Partners and Friends: An IPA study .  

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??Many mothers with learning disabilities experience social isolation (McGaw, 1998; Booth & Booth, 1996) despite current research clearly delineating the importance of supportive relationships for (more)

Scully, Tamara

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity studies of CdZnTe semiconductor detectors for the COBRA experiment.  

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??The COBRA Experiment searches for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. The observation of this decay would provide the absolute mass of the neutrino and clarify the (more)

Kttig, Tobias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A validation study of existing neutronics tools against ZPPR-21 and ZPPR-15 critical experiments.  

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A study was performed to validate the existing tools for fast reactor neutronics analysis against previous critical experiments. The six benchmark problems for the ZPPR-21 critical experiments phases A through F specified in the Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments were analyzed. Analysis was also performed for three loading configurations of the ZPPR-15 Phase A experiments. As-built core models were developed in XYZ geometries using the reactor loading records and drawer master information. Detailed Monte Carlo and deterministic transport calculations were performed, along with various modeling sensitivity analyses. The Monte Carlo simulations were carried out with the VIM code with continuous energy cross sections based on the ENDF/B-V.2 data. For deterministic calculations, region-dependent 230-group cross sections were generated using the ETOE-2/MC-2/SDX code system, again based on the ENDF/B-V.2 data. Plate heterogeneity effects were taken into account by SDX unit cell calculations. Core calculations were performed with the TWODANT discrete ordinate code for the ZPPR-21 benchmarks, and with the DIF3D nodal transport option for the ZPPR-15 experiments. For all six ZPPR-21 configurations where the Pu-239 concentration varies from 0 to 49 w/o and the U-235 concentration accordingly varies from 62 to 0 w/o, the core multiplication factor determined with a 230-group TWODANT calculation agreed with the VIM Monte Carlo solution within 0.20 %{Delta}k, and there was no indication of any systematic bias. The quality of principal cross sections generated with the MC-2 code was comparable to that of VIM cross sections. The overall reactivity effect due to the errors in the 230-group principal cross sections was estimated to be less than 0.05 %{Delta}k. The statistics of the differences between calculated values and specified benchmark experimental values showed similar bias (from -0.28 %{Delta}k to 0.33 %{Delta}k) for MC{sup 2}-2/TWODANT and VIM. This result suggests that the criticality prediction accuracy of MC{sup 2}-2/TWODANT is comparable to VIM. Investigation of group collapsing methods showed that direct generation of broad-group cross sections from MC{sup 2}-2 calculations was not adequate for analysis of ZPPR-21 assemblies. Scalar flux weighting for all cross sections, including anisotropic cross sections, was not sufficiently accurate, either. The use of higher flux moments for anisotropic scattering cross section collapsing reproduced the fine-group results with broad-group calculations. The ZPPR-15 analyses, starting from detailed as-built plate geometries, showed that the plate heterogeneity effect was as large as 1.3 %{Delta}k. Through a series of sensitivity studies, a procedure to generate effective cross sections was developed based on one-dimensional SDX unit cell calculations. With this procedure to account for the plate heterogeneity effect, the core multiplication factor determined with a 230-group DIF3D nodal transport calculation agreed with the VIM Monte Carlo solution within 0.12 %{Delta}k. It was however observed that the calculated values consistently underestimated the criticality by 0.32 %{Delta}k to 0.43 %{Delta}k. The sodium void worths determined from VIM Monte Carlo and DIF3D nodal transport calculations were also very close to each other, but both predictions overestimated the measured void worth by {approx}0.1 %{Delta}k, which amounted to {approx}40% of the measured value. Further investigation is needed to identify the reason for this discrepancy between calculated and measured sodium void worths. In summary, for all nine core configurations of ZPPR-21 and ZPPR-15 analyzed in this study, the deterministic transport solutions showed good agreement with Monte Carlo results. These results indicate that the existing deterministic methods for multigroup cross section generation and core calculation are adequate to use in the initial design stage of Advanced Burner Reactors, for which the startup fuel is expected to be conventional plutonium fuel. However, further verifica

Yang, W.S.; Kim, S.J. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Madison plasma dynamo experiment: A facility for studying laboratory plasma astrophysics  

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The Madison plasma dynamo experiment (MPDX) is a novel, versatile, basic plasma research device designed to investigate flow driven magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and other high-? phenomena with astrophysically relevant parameters. A 3?m diameter vacuum vessel is lined with 36 rings of alternately oriented 4000?G samarium cobalt magnets, which create an axisymmetric multicusp that contains ?14 m{sup 3} of nearly magnetic field free plasma that is well confined and highly ionized (>50%). At present, 8 lanthanum hexaboride (LaB{sub 6}) cathodes and 10 molybdenum anodes are inserted into the vessel and biased up to 500?V, drawing 40?A each cathode, ionizing a low pressure Ar or He fill gas and heating it. Up to 100?kW of electron cyclotron heating power is planned for additional electron heating. The LaB{sub 6} cathodes are positioned in the magnetized edge to drive toroidal rotation through J??B torques that propagate into the unmagnetized core plasma. Dynamo studies on MPDX require a high magnetic Reynolds number Rm?>?1000, and an adjustable fluid Reynolds number 10?1). Initial results from MPDX are presented along with a 0-dimensional power and particle balance model to predict the viscosity and resistivity to achieve dynamo action.

Cooper, C. M.; Brookhart, M.; Collins, C.; Khalzov, I.; Milhone, J.; Nornberg, M.; Weisberg, D.; Forest, C. B. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States) [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Center for Magnetic Self Organization, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Wallace, J.; Clark, M.; Flanagan, K.; Li, Y.; Nonn, P. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Ding, W. X. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 (United States); Whyte, D. G. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)] [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Zweibel, E. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States) [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Center for Magnetic Self Organization, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility study of a nonequilibrium MHD accelerator concept for hypersonic propulsion ground testing  

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A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funded research study to evaluate the feasibility of using magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) body force accelerators to produce true air simulation for hypersonic propulsion ground testing is discussed in this paper. Testing over the airbreathing portion of a transatmospheric vehicle (TAV) hypersonic flight regime will require high quality air simulation for actual flight conditions behind a bow shock wave (forebody, pre-inlet region) for flight velocities up to Mach 16 and perhaps beyond. Material limits and chemical dissociation at high temperature limit the simulated flight Mach numbers in conventional facilities to less than Mach 12 for continuous and semi-continuous testing and less than Mach 7 for applications requiring true air chemistry. By adding kinetic energy directly to the flow, MHD accelerators avoid the high temperatures and pressures required in the reservoir region of conventional expansion facilities, allowing MHD to produce true flight conditions in flight regimes impossible with conventional facilities. The present study is intended to resolve some of the critical technical issues related to the operation of MHD at high pressure. Funding has been provided only for the first phase of a three to four year feasibility study that would culminate in the demonstration of MHD acceleration under conditions required to produce true flight conditions behind a bow shock wave to flight Mach numbers of 16 or greater. MHD critical issues and a program plan to resolve these are discussed.

Lee, Ying-Ming; Simmons, G.A.; Nelson, G.L. [MSE Inc., Butte, MT (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Small sample multiple testing with application to cDNA microarray data  

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Many tests have been developed for comparing means in a two-sample scenario. Microarray experiments lead to thousands of such comparisons in a single study. Several multiple testing procedures are available to control experiment-wise error...

Hintze, Eric Poole

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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TRAVELING-WAVE TUBE AMPLIFIER CHARACTERISTICS STUDY FOR STOCHASTIC BEAM COOLING EXPERIMENTS  

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on Sto chastic Cooling in ICE, Report CERN-EP-179- 16,Wikberg, Stochastic Cooling Tests in ICE Phys. Let. , 77B,

Leskovar, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the effects of claim experience on Texas contractors' routine record keeping  

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with patterns of routine record keeping as affected by the independent variable of prior claim experience. The second hypothesis deals with expected value in a future claim situation of twenty six dependent variables in regard to the independent variable...

Camp, Gerald Miller

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Solar Flares and Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Helicon Experiment  

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Detailed data on temporal profiles, energy spectra, and spectral variability of hard X-ray and gamma-ray flares of solar origin have been obtained ... , the Helicon experiment has also investigated cosmic gamma-ray

E. P. Mazets; R. L. Aptekar; S. V. Golenetskii

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D MHD leadlithium liquid metal flow analysis and experiments in a Test-Section of multiple rectangular bends at moderate to high Hartmann numbers  

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Abstract Experiments with liquid leadlithium (PbLi) were carried out in a stainless steel (SS) Test Section (TS) consisting of multiple 90 bends for various flow rates and applied magnetic fields of up to 4T. Characteristic MHD flow parameter Hartmann number, Ha ( = B 0 a ? / ? , Ha2 is the ratio of electromagnetic force to viscous force) and interaction parameter, N ( = ? a B 0 2 / ? U , N is the ratio of electromagnetic force to inertial force) of these experiments were varied from Ha=515 to 2060 and N=25 to 270 by changing the applied magnetic field and flow rates respectively. Three dimensional numerical simulations have been carried out using MHD module of FLUENT code. The measured Hartmann and side wall electric potential distribution at various locations of the Test Section have been compared with the numerical simulation results for different Hartmann numbers and interaction parameters (Ha=1030, N=25, 40, 67 for B=2T and Ha=2060, N=129, 161, 270 for B=4T). The numerical predictions based on laminar flow model are matching well with the measured values at all locations including bend regions for high magnetic field and low flow rates. However, at higher flow rates and lower magnetic fields (smaller Ha/Re values), the agreement was not good near the bend regions. This may be attributed to the significant presence of turbulence that was not accounted in the present simulation. The core velocity, estimated from the measured Hartmann wall potential at the locations far away from the bends, matched well with the numerical results. The analysis indicates that the flow distribution becomes rapidly symmetric when it turns at the bend where both the legs are perpendicular to the applied magnetic field. In contrast, flow distribution remains asymmetric for a longer distance when it turns from parallel to perpendicular direction of the applied field. The code is predicting reasonably well for MHD parameters relevant to Blanket Modules for single channel flows with bends.

P.K. Swain; P. Satyamurthy; R. Bhattacharyay; A. Patel; A. Shishko; E. Platacis; A. Ziks; S. Ivanov; A.V. Despande

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The university college center and the freshman year experience: a case study at a selected historically black university in Texas  

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i THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CENTER AND THE FRESHMAN YEAR EXPERIENCE: A CASE STUDY AT A HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITY IN TEXAS A Dissertation by CARLA ANNE GARRETT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... CASE STUDY AT A HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITY IN TEXAS A Dissertation by CARLA ANNE GARRETT Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved as to style...

Garrett, Carla Anne

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy retrofitting of a typical old Danish multi-family building to a nearly-zero energy building based on experiences from a test apartment  

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The purpose of the research described in this paper was to demonstrate that an old Danish multi-family building built in 1896 could be retrofitted to a nearly-zero energy building. Three types of retrofit measures were implemented in a test apartment to obtain practical experiences. The first measure was the installation of two different types of interior insulation, specifically, an insulation component consisting of an aerogelstone wool mixture or vacuum insulation panels. The second measure related to the retrofit of windows in which five measures were completed that consisted of applying a secondary frame, a sash mounted on the frame or to coupled frames. The third measure consisted of installing a decentralised mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery. The results showed that following the retrofit the building's theoretical energy use diminished from 162.5kWh/(m2year) to 51.5kWh/(m2year), corresponding to a reduction in energy use of 68%. The theoretical energy use after retrofitting fulfilled the requirements for new buildings in Denmark. The practical experiences that were retained following the retrofit were that the ventilation system ought to be installed with low noise components, insulation materials must be sized and cut to fit on site, and that new windows were selected.

Martin Morelli; Leif Rnby; Svend Erik Mikkelsen; Maja G. Minzari; Troels Kildemoes; Henrik M. Tommerup

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx): Goals, platforms, and field operations  

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The VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study Regional Experiment (VOCALS-REx) was an international field program designed to make observations of poorly understood but critical components of the coupled climate system of the southeast Pacific. This region is characterized by strong coastal upwelling, the coolest SSTs in the tropical belt, and is home to the largest subtropical stratocumulus deck on Earth. The field intensive phase of VOCALS-REx took place during October and November 2008 and constitutes a critical part of a broader CLIVAR program (VOCALS) designed to develop and promote scientific activities leading to improved understanding, model simulations, and predictions of the southeastern Pacific (SEP) coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system, on diurnal to interannual timescales. The other major components of VOCALS are a modeling program with a model hierarchy ranging from the local to global scales, and a suite of extended observations from regular research cruises, instrumented moorings, and satellites. The two central themes of VOCALS-REx focus upon (a) links between aerosols, clouds and precipitation and their impacts on marine stratocumulus radiative properties, and (b) physical and chemical couplings between the upper ocean and the lower atmosphere, including the role that mesoscale ocean eddies play. A set of hypotheses designed to be tested with the combined field, monitoring and modeling work in VOCALS is presented here. A further goal of VOCALS-REx is to provide datasets for the evaluation and improvement of large-scale numerical models. VOCALS-REx involved five research aircraft, two ships and two surface sites in northern Chile. We describe the instrument payloads and key mission strategies for these platforms and give a summary of the missions conducted.

Wood, R.; Springston, S.; Mechoso, C. R.; Bretherton, C. S.; A.Weller, R.; Huebert, B.; Straneo, F.; Albrecht, B. A.; Coe, H.; Allen, G.; Vaughan, G.; Daum, P.; Fairall, C.; Chand, D.; Klenner, L. G.; Garreaud, R.; Grados, C.; Covert, D. S.; Bates, T. S.; Krejci, R.; Russell, L. M.; Szoeke, S. d.; Brewer, A.; Yuter, S. E.; Chaigneau, A.; Toniazzo, T.; Minnis, P.; Palikonda, R.; Abel, S. J.; Brown, W. O. J.; Williams, S.; Fochesatto, J.; Brioude, J.; Bower, K. N

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot study risk assessment for selected problems at the Nevada Test Site (NTS)  

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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is located in southwestern Nevada, about 105 km (65 mi) northwest of the city of Las Vegas. A series of tests was conducted in the late 1950s and early 1960s at or near the NTS to study issues involving plutonium-bearing devices. These tests resulted in the dispersal of about 5 TBq of {sup 239,24O}Pu on the surficial soils at the test locations. Additionally, underground tests of nuclear weapons devices have been conducted at the NTS since late 1962; ground water beneath the NTS has been contaminated with radionuclides produced by these tests. These two important problems have been selected for assessment. Regarding the plutonium contamination, because the residual {sup 239}Pu decays slowly (half-life of 24,110 y), these sites could represent a long-term hazard if they are not remediated and if institutional controls are lost. To investigate the magnitude of the potential health risks for this no-remediation case, three basic exposure scenarios were defined that could bring individuals in contact with {sup 239,24O}Pu at the sites: (1) a resident living in a subdivision, (2) a resident farmer, and (3) a worker at a commercial facility -- all located at a test site. The predicted cancer risks for the resident farmer were more than a factor of three times higher than the suburban resident at the median risk level, and about a factor of ten greater than the reference worker at a commercial facility. At 100 y from the present, the 5, 50, and 95th percentile risks for the resident farmer at the most contaminated site were 4 x 10{sup {minus}6}, 6 x 10{sup {minus}5}, and 5 x 10{sup {minus}4}, respectively. For the assessment of Pu in surface soil, the principal sources of uncertainty in the estimated risks were population mobility, the relationship between indoor and outdoor contaminant levels, and the dose and risk factors for bone, liver, and lung.

Daniels, J.I. [ed.; Anspaugh, L.R.; Bogen, K.T.; Daniels, J.I.; Layton, D.W.; Straume, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Andricevic, R.; Jacobson, R.L. [Nevada Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Water Resources Center; Meinhold, A.F.; Holtzman, S.; Morris, S.C.; Hamilton, L.D. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot study risk assessment for selected problems at the Nevada Test Site (NTS)  

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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is located in southwestern Nevada, about 105 km (65 mi) northwest of the city of Las Vegas. A series of tests was conducted in the late 1950s and early 1960s at or near the NTS to study issues involving plutonium-bearing devices. These tests resulted in the dispersal of about 5 TBq of [sup 239,24O]Pu on the surficial soils at the test locations. Additionally, underground tests of nuclear weapons devices have been conducted at the NTS since late 1962; ground water beneath the NTS has been contaminated with radionuclides produced by these tests. These two important problems have been selected for assessment. Regarding the plutonium contamination, because the residual [sup 239]Pu decays slowly (half-life of 24,110 y), these sites could represent a long-term hazard if they are not remediated and if institutional controls are lost. To investigate the magnitude of the potential health risks for this no-remediation case, three basic exposure scenarios were defined that could bring individuals in contact with [sup 239,24O]Pu at the sites: (1) a resident living in a subdivision, (2) a resident farmer, and (3) a worker at a commercial facility -- all located at a test site. The predicted cancer risks for the resident farmer were more than a factor of three times higher than the suburban resident at the median risk level, and about a factor of ten greater than the reference worker at a commercial facility. At 100 y from the present, the 5, 50, and 95th percentile risks for the resident farmer at the most contaminated site were 4 x 10[sup [minus]6], 6 x 10[sup [minus]5], and 5 x 10[sup [minus]4], respectively. For the assessment of Pu in surface soil, the principal sources of uncertainty in the estimated risks were population mobility, the relationship between indoor and outdoor contaminant levels, and the dose and risk factors for bone, liver, and lung.

Daniels, J.I. (ed.)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of utility boilers for a coal-water-slurry demonstration test. Final report. [Selection of oil-fired boiler design for testing; CWS  

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Commercialization of coal-water slurry (CWS) is within reach, but utilities still require evidence that they can fire CWS in full-scale boilers over the long term. This study lays the groundwork for a one-year CWS demonstration, outlining a test program and calculating retrofit and operating costs for seven typical oil-fired boilers. This report summarizes the work performed by Burns and Roe, Inc., with assistance from Combustion Engineering, Inc., Babcock and Wilcox Co., Foster Wheeler Corp., and Riley Stoker Corp., to assess the extent, performance effects, and costs of utility power plant modifications for a one-year CWS demonstration test. Eighteen utilities participated in this study. They offered 42 boilers ranging in size from 40 to 850 MW. The study was performed in two phases. In the first phase all boilers were preliminarily analyzed to determine the required derating for CWS firing. Seven case study units representative of the population of oil-design boilers were selected for detailed analysis in the second phase. For the seven case study units boilers performance analyses were conducted using common ground rules agreed to by the four major utility boiler manufacturers. Conceptual design for balance of plant systems were developed and the costs for plant modifications were estimated. An outline test plan and schedule was developed to identify test and fuel requirements. The total costs for conducting a one-year CWS utility boiler test at each of the seven case study units was calculated. Although specific boilers were used for the detailed cases studies, the study was directed to providing information in a generally applicable form that can be applied by all study participants or potential utility users. 62 tabs., 63 figs.

Kemeny, P.; Fontana, G.; Lagomarsino, J.; Pinson, M.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Evaluation of a Test System for the Quality Assurance during the Mass Production of Silicon Microstrip Detector Modules for the CMS Experiment  

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The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is one of four large-scale experiments that is going to be installed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN). For CMS an inner tracking system entirely equipped with silicon microstrip detectors was chosen. With an active area of about 198 m2 it will be the largest tracking device of the world that was ever constructed using silicon sensors. The basic components in the construction of the tracking system are approximately 16,000 so-called modules, which are pre-assembled units consisting of the sensors, the readout electronics and a support structure. The module production is carried out by a cooperation of number of institutes and industrial companies. To ensure the operation of the modules within the harsh radiation environment extensive tests have to be performed on all components. An important contribution to the quality assurance of the modules is made by a test system of which all components were developed in Aachen. In ad...

Franke, Torsten

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparative study of biodegradability of a carcinogenic aromatic amine (4,4?-Diaminodiphenylmethane) with OECD 301 test methods  

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Abstract 4,4?-Diaminodiphenylmethane (MDA) is a widely used compound in industries. Studies on the biodegradability of MDA are necessary for environmental hazard identification and risk assessment. Previous studies have suggested that MDA was not readily biodegradable. In the present study, three batches of biodegradation tests (OECD 301A, B, D and F tests) were performed on MDA in June, August and December of 2012. MDA was found to be readily biodegradable and produced colored intermediates in the 301A, B and F test systems. MDA biodegradation measurements were consistent among the three batches of tests. Differences in the extent of biodegradation determined in different methods originated from different test conditions and assessment endpoints. The 301D test has stringent test conditions and is usually performed on chemicals that are toxic to microorganisms, so the test results obtained from 301D tests are less meaningful for evaluating the biodegradability of MDA. The low MDA biodegradation measurements in the 301B tests compared to the 301A and F tests were due to the assessment method, which did not account for MDA incorporation into biomass in its calculation of CO2 formation rate. The differences in the biodegradation rates, as measured by the different OECD 301 test systems, could also be related to the structure and properties of the chemical. For test substances that can be assessed by all OECD 301 test methods, the highest biodegradation values may be obtained from the 301A and F test methods. This study provides new information to assess the environmental fate in the risk assessment of MDA.

Cheng-Fang Mei; Yan-Zhen Liu; Wei-Nian Long; Guo-Ping Sun; Guo-Qu Zeng; Mei-Ying Xu; Tian-Gang Luan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective Cracking Study: First-Level Report on the HVS Rutting Experiment  

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this period, the following load repetitions were applied onthis period, the following load repetitions were applied onMDD8 with 60 kN test load. The following observations were

Jones, David; Harvey, John T; Steven, B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TMX tandem-mirror experiments and thermal-barrier theoretical studies  

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This paper describes recent analysis of energy confinement in the Tandem Mirror Experiment (TMX). TMX data also indicates that warm plasma limits the amplitude of the anisotropy driven Alfven ion cyclotron (AIC) mode. Theoretical calculations show strong AIC stabilization with off-normal beam injection as planned in TMX-U and MFTF-B. This paper reports results of theoretical analysis of hot electrons in thermal barriers including electron heating calculations by Monte Carlo and Fokker-Planck codes and analysis of hot electron MHD and microinstability. Initial results from the TMX-U experiment are presented which show the presence of sloshing ions.

Simonen, T.C.; Baldwin, D.E.; Allen, S.L.

1982-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FOUR EXPERIMENTS OF TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES FOR HOMECARE  

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to be refined and developed in order to generate a culture of experiments' assessments and comparison. 1 are essentially devoted to medical care and #12;2 health economy, whereas the TSAHA domain encompasses a wider- order assessment values: Technology, Ergonomics, Medical, Social, Economy and Deontology (TEMSED

Fouquet, Yannick

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Random Testing versus Partition Testing.  

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?? The difference between Partition Testing and Random Testing has been thoroughlyinvestigated theoretically. In this thesis we present a practical study ofthe differences between random (more)

Oftedal, Kristian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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lrgpr: interactive linear mixed model analysis of genome-wide association studies with composite hypothesis testing and regression diagnostics in R  

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......studies (GWAS). Current implementations test the effect of one or more genetic markers...model that allows composite hypothesis tests to consider genotype interactions with...genome-wide association studies (GWAS) test statistics and can lead to a substantial......

Gabriel E. Hoffman; Jason G. Mezey; Eric E. Schadt

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of participants in nuclear tests. Final report, 1 September 1978-31 October 1984  

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A study of mortality, by cause of death, was done on a cohort of 46,186 participants in one or more of five test series. The series studied were UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE (1953) and PLUMBBOB (1957) at the Nevada Test Site, and GREENHOUSE (1951), CASTLE (1954), and REDWING (1956) which were conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground at Enewetak and Bikini. The participants were traced individually by the use of Veterans Administration records. For the participants in each series, the number of deaths attributed to particular causes was compared with the number expected to occur at US cause- and age-specific mortality rates. A total of 5113 deaths from all causes was ascertained; this was 11.1% of the number of participants. The number was, however, only 83.5% of the number expected at US mortality rates. Mortality from leukemia among the 3554 participants at SMOKY - 10 deaths below age 85 - were 2.5 times the expected number. When the leukemia deaths are compared to other deaths in all six data sets, the differences among the series are not significant. No cancer other than leukemia was ascertained to have occurred in significant excess among SMOKY participants and the number of deaths from other cancers (67) was less than the number expected at population rates (83.8). The total body of evidence cannot convincingly either affirm or deny that the higher than statistically expected incidence of leukemia among SMOKY participants (or of prostate cancer among REDWING participants) is the result of radiation exposure incident to the tests. 19 refs., 27 tabs.

Robinette, C.D.; Jablon, S.; Preston, T.L.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Test of a Nb3Sn Subscale Dipole Magnet for Training Studies  

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As part of a collaboration between CEA/Saclay and the Superconducting Magnet Group at LBNL, a subscale dipole structure has been developed to study training in Nb3Sn coils under variable pre-stress conditions. This design is derived from the LBNL Subscale Magnet and relies on the use of identical Nb{sub 3}Sn racetrack coils. Whereas the original LBNL subscale magnet was in a dual bore 'common-coil' configuration, the new subscale dipole magnet (SD) is assembled as a single bore dipole made of two superposed racetrack coils. The dipole is supported by a new mechanical structure developed to withstand the horizontal and axial Lorentz forces and capable of applying variable vertical, horizontal and axial preload. The magnet was tested at LBNL as part of a series of training studies aiming at understanding of the relation between pre-stress and magnet performance. Particular attention is given to the coil ends where the magnetic field peaks and stress conditions are the least understood. After a description of SD design, assembly, cool-down and tests results are reported and compared with the computations of the OPERA3D and ANSYS magnetic and mechanical models.

Felice, Helene; Caspi, Shlomo; Dietderich, Daniel R.; Felice, Helene; Ferracin, Paolo; Gourlay, Steve A.; Hafalia, Aurelo R.; Lietzke, Alan F.; Mailfert, Alain; Sabbi, GainLuca; Vedrine, Pierre

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of workflow planning software and a tracking study of the decay B+- --> J / Psi at the D0 Experiment  

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A description of the development of the mc{_}runjob software package used to manage large scale computing tasks for the D0 Experiment at Fermilab is presented, along with a review of the Digital Front End Trigger electronics and the software used to control them. A tracking study is performed on detector data to determine that the D0 Experiment can detect charged B mesons, and that these results are in accordance with current results. B mesons are found by searching for the decay channel B{sup {+-}} {yields} J/{psi}K{sup {+-}}.

Evans, David Edward; /Lancaster U.

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the $K_SK_L\\to?\\ell?3 ?^0$ process for time reversal symmetry test at KLOE-2  

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This work presents prospects for conducting a novel direct test of time-reversal symmetry at the KLOE-2 experiment. Quantum entanglement of neutral K meson pairs uniquely available at KLOE-2 allows to probe directly the time-reversal symmetry (T) independently of CP violation. This is achieved by a comparison of probabilities for a transition between flavour and CP-definite states and its inverse obtained through exchange of initial and final states. As such a test requires the reconstruction of the $K_L\\to 3\\pi^0$ decay accompanied by $K_S\\to\\pi^{\\pm}\\ell^{\\mp}\

Aleksander Gajos

2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-0813; Environmental Assessment and (FONSI) The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor Decontamination and Decommissioning Project and The Tokamak Physics Experiment at the PPPL  

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

13; Environmental Assessment and (FONSI) The Tokamak Fusion 13; Environmental Assessment and (FONSI) The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor Decontamination and Decommissioning Project and The Tokamak Physics Experiment at the PPPL Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ACRONYMS Glossary of Radiological Terms SCIENTIFIC NOTATION 1.0 PURPOSE AND NEED FOR THE PROPOSED ACTIONS 1.1 TFTR D&D Project 1.2 TPX Project 1.3 Scope of Document 1.4 Local Community Relations Program 1.5 References 2.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES 2.1 TFTR D&D Project 2.2 TPX Project 2.3 Environmental Monitoring 2.4 References 3.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT 3.1 PPPL Proposed Site 3.2 ORR Alternative Site 3.3 References 4.0 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE PROPOSED ACTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES 4.1 TFTR D&D Project 4.1.1 Impacts of Normal D&D Operations

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A Measurement of the muon neutrino charged current quasielastic interaction and a test of Lorentz violation with the MiniBooNE experiment  

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The Mini-Booster neutrino experiment (MiniBooNE) at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is designed to search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} appearance neutrino oscillations. Muon neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) interactions ({nu}{sub {mu}} + n {yields} {mu} + p) make up roughly 40% of our data sample, and it is used to constrain the background and cross sections for the oscillation analysis. Using high-statistics MiniBooNE CCQE data, the muon-neutrino CCQE cross section is measured. The nuclear model is tuned precisely using the MiniBooNE data. The measured total cross section is {sigma} = (1.058 {+-} 0.003 (stat) {+-} 0.111 (syst)) x 10{sup -38} cm{sup 2} at the MiniBooNE muon neutrino beam energy (700-800 MeV). {nu}{sub e} appearance candidate data is also used to search for Lorentz violation. Lorentz symmetry is one of the most fundamental symmetries in modern physics. Neutrino oscillations offer a new method to test it. We found that the MiniBooNE result is not well-described using Lorentz violation, however further investigation is required for a more conclusive result.

Katori, Teppei; /Indiana U.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Contribution to the Study of Fracture in Amorphous Polymers: Experiments and Modeling  

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observed in a wide range of glassy polymers including PVC, PMMA, epoxy resins, and amorphous PET [5, 6]. On the other hand, the fracture of many polymers is preceded by the formation of crazes. A craze is ini- tiated when an applied tensile stress causes... developed by Sternstein et al. [26, 27] based on experiments on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) plates with a circular hole under biaxial tension. The underlying assumption behind their criterion is that the polymer free volume, in large amount in amorphous...

De Castro, Anthony

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

216

Abraham H. Maslow's "peak experiences": an analytical paradigm for studying some poems of Theodore Roethke  

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that wi I I be seen in other poems containing peak-experiences. Came to lakes; came to dead water Ponds with moss and leaves floating, Planks sunk in the sand. The poet is not interested in the scene yet. "Came to" sounds like a dry journal entry... of the frog being kissed so that he becomes a prince. The deadness and beigeness of early morning in Section I also show the light slowly coming on the scene Came to lakes; came to dead water Ponds with moss and leaves floating, Planks sunk in the sand...

Taylor, Mary Katherine

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Evaluation of naturally fractured gas shale production utilizing multiwell transient tests: A field study  

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A series of multiple well transient tests were conducted in a Devonian shale gas field in Meigs County, Ohio. Production parameters were quantified and it was determined that the reservoir is highly anisotropic, which is a significant factor in calculating half-fracture length from pressure transient data. Three stimulation treatments, including conventional explosive shooting, nitrogen foam frac, and high energy gas frac (HEGF), were compared on the basis of overall effectiveness and performance. Based on the evaluation of results, the nitrogen foam frac provided the most improved productivity. The study provided new type curves and analytical solutions for the mathematical representation of naturally fractured reservoirs and confirmed that the shale reservoir in Meigs County can be modeled as a dual porosity system using pseudosteady-state gas transfer from the matrix to the fracture system.

Chen, C.C.; Alam, J.; Blanton, T.L.; Vozniak, J.P.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Organizational predictors of colonoscopy follow-up for positive fecal occult blood test results: an observational study  

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...predictors of colonoscopy follow-up for positive fecal occult blood test results: an observational study Melissa R. Partin 1 * Diana...facility surveys to follow-up for positive Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBT+). Methods. We identified 74,104 patients with...

Melissa R. Partin; Diana J. Burgess; James F. Burgess, Jr.; Amy Gravely; David A. Haggstrom; Sarah E. Lillie; Sean Nugent; Adam A. Powell; Aasma Shaukat; Louise C. Walter; David B. Nelson

219

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Prototype Chemical Systems: Theory vs. Experiment  

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acids by Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS)X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Prototype ChemicalGlaeser Spring 2010 X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of

Schwartz, Craig Philip

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field studies of the potential for wind transport of plutonium- contaminated soils at sites in Areas 6 and 11, Nevada Test Site  

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This report describes and documents a series of field experiments carried out in Areas 6 and 11 of the Nevada Test Site in June and July 1994 to determine parameters of boundary layer winds, surface characteristics, and vegetation cover that can be used to predict dust emissions from the affected sites. Aerodynamic roughness of natural sites is determined largely by the lateral cover of the larger and more permanent roughness elements (shrubs). These provide a complete protection of the surface from wind erosion. Studies using a field-portable wind tunnel demonstrated that natural surfaces in the investigated areas of the Nevada Test Site are stable except at very high wind speeds (probably higher than normally occur, except perhaps in dust devils). However, disturbance of silty-clay surfaces by excavation devices and vehicles reduces the entrainment threshold by approximately 50% and makes these areas potentially very susceptible to wind erosion and transport of sediments.

Lancaster, N.; Bamford, R.; Metzger, S. [University and Community Coll. System of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States). Quaternary Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (to appear). Empirical Studies of a Prediction Model for Regression Test  

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for Regression Test Selection Mary Jean Harrold 1 David Rosenblum 2 Gregg Rothermel 3 Elaine Weyuker 4 Abstract Regression testing is an important activity that can account for a large proportion of the cost of software maintenance. One approach to reducing the cost of regression testing is to employ a selective regression

Rothermel, Gregg

222

Stiffening of Red Blood Cells Induced by Disordered Cytoskeleton Structures: A Joint Theory-experiment Study  

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The functions and elasticities of the cell are largely related to the structures of the cytoskeletons underlying the lipid bi-layer. Among various cell types, the Red Blood Cell (RBC) possesses a relatively simple cytoskeletal structure. Underneath the membrane, the RBC cytoskeleton takes the form of a two dimensional triangular network, consisting of nodes of actins (and other proteins) and edges of spectrins. Recent experiments focusing on the malaria infected RBCs (iRBCs) showed that there is a correlation between the elongation of spectrins in the cytoskeletal network and the stiffening of the iRBCs. Here we rationalize the correlation between these two observations by combining the worm-like chain (WLC) model for single spectrins and the Effective Medium Theory (EMT) for the network elasticity. We specifically focus on how the disorders in the cytoskeletal network affect its macroscopic elasticity. Analytical and numerical solutions from our model reveal that the stiffness of the membrane increases with ...

Lai, Lipeng; Lim, Chwee Teck; Cao, Jianshu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Energy confinement studies in the tandem mirror experiment (TMX): Power flow  

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Using the measured plasma densities and energies the flow of power between the different particle species and regions of the tandem mirror experiment (TMX) is analyzed. The power flow is described by a simple classical model modified to include: (1) a halo of cool plasma that reduces end?cell ion losses due to charge exchange on background gas (2) instability heating of the central?cell ions both in the central cell and as they escape through the plugs (3) electron energy transport along the field lines which is less than predicted and (4) radial transport of the central?cell ions. Our global power balance including all particles and regions accounts for 8727% of the trapped neutral?beam power.

D. P. Grubb; S. L. Allen; T. A. Casper; J. F. Clauser; F. H. Coensgen; R. H. Cohen; D. L. Correll; W. C. Cummins; J. C. Davis; R. P. Drake; J. H. Foote; A. H. Futch; R. K. Goodman; G. E. Gryczkowski; E. B. Hooper Jr.; R. S. Hornady; A. L. Hunt; C. V. Karmendy; W. E. Nexsen; W. L. Pickles; G. D. Porter; P. Poulsen; T. D. Rognlien; T. C. Simonen; D. R. Slaughter; P. Coakley; G. A. Hallock; O. T. Strand

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of Performance of ESL Students on Various Social Studies Objectives and Test Items on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Test  

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Excellence Indicator System ESL English as a Second Language LEP Limited English Proficiency NCLB No Child Left Behind SES Social Economic Status TAAS Texas Assessment of Academic Skills TAKS Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills TEA Texas Education.... ................................................................................................. 57 Table 7 Gender, Ethnicity, and SES of Participants in the ESL Program Completing the Social Studies TAKS Test in Total. ............................................................ 61 Table 8 Gender, Ethnicity, and ESL Status of 8th Grade...

Musa, Ahlam

2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

225

Neutrino Oscillations Experiments at Fermilab  

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Neutrino oscillations provide an unique opportunity to probe physics beyond the Standard Model. Fermilab is constructing two new neutrino beams to provide a decicive test of two of the recent positive indications for neutrino oscillations: MiniBOONE experiment will settle the LSND controversy, MINOS will provide detailed studies of the region indicated by the SuperK results.

Adam Para

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

H-Bomb Tested?  

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In furtherance of the President's announcement of Jan. 31, 1950, the test program included experiments contributing to thermonuclear weapons research. ...

1952-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

227

Energy use test procedures for appliances: A case study of Japanese refrigerators  

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The energy test procedure provides a consistent measurement of refrigerator energy consumption, which can be used by engineers, utility forecasters, and consumers. The U.S. and Japanese test procedures for refrigerators differ significantly, so it is impossible to directly compare the performance of unique features, or even determine which units are more efficient. The energy use of 12 Japanese refrigerators (of which 9 were unique models) were measured under the U.S. DOE energy test procedure and compared to that reported by the manufacturers under the Japanese test procedure. The Japanese refrigerators used substantially more electricity with the DOE test.

Meier, A.K.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

An Empirical Study on Ultrasonic Testing in Lieu of Radiography for Nuclear Power Plants  

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Research is being conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to assess the capability, effectiveness, and reliability of ultrasonic testing (UT) as a replacement method for radiographic testing (RT) for inspecting nuclear power plant (NPP) components. A primary objective of this work is to evaluate UT techniques to assess their ability to detect, locate, size, and characterize fabrication flaws in typical NPP weldments. This particular study focused on the evaluation of four carbon steel pipe-to-pipe welds on specimens that ranged in thicknesses from 19.05 mm (0.75 in.) to 27.8 mm (1.094 in.) and were 355.6 mm (14.0 in.) or 406.4 mm (16.0 in.) in diameter. The pipe welds contained both implanted (intentional) fabrication flaws as well as bonus (unintentional) flaws throughout the entire thickness of the weld and the adjacent base material. The fabrication flaws were a combination of planar and volumetric flaw types, including incomplete fusion, incomplete penetration, cracks, porosity, and slag inclusions. The examinations were conducted using phased-array UT (PA UT) techniques applied primarily for detection and length sizing of the flaws. Radiographic examinations were also conducted on the specimens with RT detection and length sizing results being used to establish true state. This paper will discuss the comparison of UT and RT (true state) detection results conducted to date along with a discussion on the technical gaps that need to be addressed before these methods can be used interchangeably for repair and replacement activities for NPP components.

Moran, Traci L.; Pardini, Allan F.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Prowant, Matthew S.; Mathews, Royce

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coarse-coal hydrotransport studies using the separate effects test stand: FY 1980-1981  

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The Separate Effects Test Stand (SETS) was built to evaluate the rotating pipe-wheel stand concept for hydrotransport testing and to obtain hydrotransport data in support of the US Department of Energy's Hydraulic Transport Research Facility (HTRF). The SETS program involved three phases of testing. The first phase was to evaluate the wheel test stand as an adequate mechanism for testing the hydrotransport of coarse-particle coal through pipe. The second phase was to obtain preliminary data on coal head loss (flow pressure drop) during hydrotransport. The third phase was to determine the effects of coal hydrotransport on water quality. Other data obtained during the program included pipe wear and the size degradation of coal particles. The SETS was tested with water only and the resultant head loss data were compared with head loss values recorded for water flow in staight pipe. These tests were run to determine how well the SETS modeled straight pipe flow.

Powers, T.B.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Longwave Radiation Codes for Climate Studies: Validation with ARM Observations and Tests in General Circulation Models  

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One specific goal of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) program is to improve the treatment of radiative transfer in General Circulation Models (GCMs) under clear-sky, general overcast and broken cloud conditions. Our project was geared to contribute to this goal by attacking major problems associated with one of the dominant radiation components of the problem --longwave radiation. The primary long-term project objectives were to: (1) develop an optimum longwave radiation model for use in GCMs that has been calibrated with state-of-the-art observations for clear and cloudy conditions, and (2) determine how the longwave radiative forcing with an improved algorithm contributes relatively in a GCM when compared to shortwave radiative forcing, sensible heating, thermal advection and convection. The approach has been to build upon existing models in an iterative, predictive fashion. We focused on comparing calculations from a set of models with operationally observed data for clear, overcast and broken cloud conditions. The differences found through the comparisons and physical insights have been used to develop new models, most of which have been tested with new data. Our initial GCM studies used existing GCMs to study the climate model-radiation sensitivity problem. Although this portion of our initial plans was curtailed midway through the project, we anticipate that the eventual outcome of this approach will provide both a better longwave radiative forcing algorithm and from our better understanding of how longwave radiative forcing influences the model equilibrium climate, how improvements in climate prediction using this algorithm can be achieved.

Robert G. Ellingson

2004-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment study on FLOATING JACKET: a new concept for deep water platform design  

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As more oil and gas are discovered in deeper water than ever before, the offshore industry has become increasingly interested in the design of advanced offshore production platforms. A new design concept called FLOATING JACKET (FJ) is studied...

Xu, Yufeng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Stiffening of Red Blood Cells Induced by Disordered Cytoskeleton Structures: A Joint Theory-experiment Study  

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The functions and elasticities of the cell are largely related to the structures of the cytoskeletons underlying the lipid bi-layer. Among various cell types, the Red Blood Cell (RBC) possesses a relatively simple cytoskeletal structure. Underneath the membrane, the RBC cytoskeleton takes the form of a two dimensional triangular network, consisting of nodes of actins (and other proteins) and edges of spectrins. Recent experiments focusing on the malaria infected RBCs (iRBCs) showed that there is a correlation between the elongation of spectrins in the cytoskeletal network and the stiffening of the iRBCs. Here we rationalize the correlation between these two observations by combining the worm-like chain (WLC) model for single spectrins and the Effective Medium Theory (EMT) for the network elasticity. We specifically focus on how the disorders in the cytoskeletal network affect its macroscopic elasticity. Analytical and numerical solutions from our model reveal that the stiffness of the membrane increases with increasing end-to-end distances of spectrins, but have a non-monotonic dependence on the variance of the end-to-end distance distributions. These predictions are verified quantitively by our AFM and micropipette aspiration measurements of iRBCs. The model may, from a molecular level, provide guidelines for future identification of new treatment methods for RBC related diseases, such as malaria infection.

Lipeng Lai; Xiaofeng Xu; Chwee Teck Lim; Jianshu Cao

2015-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods and Issues for the Combined Use of Integral Experiments and Covariance Data: Results of a NEA International Collaborative Study  

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The Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) of the Nuclear Science Committee under the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA/OECD) established a Subgroup (called Subgroup 33) in 2009 on Methods and issues for the combined use of integral experiments and covariance data. The first stage was devoted to producing the description of different adjustment methodologies and assessing their merits. A detailed document related to this first stage has been issued. Nine leading organizations (often with a long and recognized expertise in the field) have contributed: ANL, CEA, INL, IPPE, JAEA, JSI, NRG, IRSN and ORNL. In the second stage a practical benchmark exercise was defined in order to test the reliability of the nuclear data adjustment methodology. A comparison of the results obtained by the participants and major lessons learned in the exercise are discussed in the present paper that summarizes individual contributions which often include several original developments not reported separately. The paper provides the analysis of the most important results of the adjustment of the main nuclear data of 11 major isotopes in a 33-group energy structure. This benchmark exercise was based on a set of 20 well defined integral parameters from 7 fast assembly experiments. The exercise showed that using a common shared set of integral experiments but different starting evaluated libraries and/or different covariance matrices, there is a good convergence of trends for adjustments. Moreover, a significant reduction of the original uncertainties is often observed. Using the aposteriori covariance data, there is a strong reduction of the uncertainties of integral parameters for reference reactor designs, mainly due to the new correlations in the aposteriori covariance matrix. Furthermore, criteria have been proposed and applied to verify the consistency of differential and integral data used in the adjustment. Finally, recommendations are given for an appropriate use of sensitivity analysis methods and indications for future work are provided.

Giuseppe Palmiotti; Massimo Salvatores

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Static and dynamic testing of apparatus to study the scale effects of gas-filled bubbles  

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An apparatus intended for investigating the dynamics of gas-bubble compression was used to perform static and dynamic tests. Static tests were used to measure the deflection of the membrane shaper under various static pressures in liquids, while dynamic tests were used to measure the velocity of one of the membrane shapers under quick relief of pressure in the gap between the rupture membrane and the second membrane shaper. Both dynamic and static tests were performed under pressures up to 30atm. A comparison of the experimental and the calculated data was made.

A V Pavlenko; A A Tyaktev; V N Popov; I L Bugaenko; D V Neyvazhaev

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of Upsilon(1S) bottomonium state production at the Tevatron Collider Experiment D0  

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The production of heavy quarkonium in hadronic collisions provides an ideal testing ground for our understanding of the production mechanisms for heavy quarks and the non-perturbative QCD effects that bind the quark pairs into quarkonium. In this analysis, the inclusive production cross section of the {Upsilon}(1S) bottomonium state is measured using the {Upsilon}(1S) {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decay mode. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 159.1 {+-} 10.3 pb{sup -1}. We determine differential cross sections as functions of the {Upsilon}(1S) transverse momentum, p{sub T}{sup {Upsilon}}, for three ranges of the {Upsilon}(1S) rapidity: 0 < |y{sup {Upsilon}}| < 0.6,0.6 < |y{sup {Upsilon}}| < 1.2 and 1.2 < |y{sup {Upsilon}}| < 1.8. The shapes of d{sigma}/d{sub p{sub T}} cross sections show little variation with rapidity and are consistent with the published Run I CDF measurement over the rapidity range |y{sup {Upsilon}}| < 0.4.

Huang, Jundong; /Indiana U.; ,

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Software Suite for Testing the Performance of the Optical Trigger Motherboard Electronics System for the CMS Experiment at the LHC  

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. The faceplate and LEDs of the board are installed last. Board testing The resistance between key points on each board is then checked and recorded to predict power usage and check for electrical shorts. The mezzanine can then be mounted on the OTMB baseboard... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Baseboard assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Board testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 III DESIGN OF THE TESTING SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Software...

Schneider, Austin William

2013-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Distant origins of Arctic black carbon: A Goddard Institute for Space Studies ModelE experiment  

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profile, cloud temperature and amount, the seasonal cycle, and the tropopause level and accelerating polar ice melting. We use the Goddard Institute for Space Studies general circulation model to investigate is generally assumed. Citation: Koch, D., and J. Hansen (2005), Distant origins of Arctic black carbon

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Design of an Experiment for Studying Ion Acceleration by Beating Waves  

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, as during ion cyclotron resonant heating (ICRH). In this type of heating mechanism a small fraction heating schemes are used widely in industry for material process- ing, scientific studies, and the electric propulsion. Typical RF heating mechanisms rely on resonance between waves and charged particles

Choueiri, Edgar

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AMIE (ARM MJO Investigation Experiment): Observations of the Madden-Julian Oscillation for Modeling Studies Science Plan  

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Deep convection in the tropics plays an important role in driving global circulations and the transport of energy from the tropics to the mid-latitudes. Understanding the mechanisms that control tropical convection is a key to improving climate modeling simulations of the global energy balance. One of the dominant sources of tropical convective variability is the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), which has a period of approximately 3060 days. There is no agreed-upon explanation for the underlying physics that maintain the MJO. Many climate models do not show well-defined MJO signals, and those that do have problems accurately simulating the amplitude, propagation speed, and/or seasonality of the MJO signal. Therefore, the MJO is a very important modeling target for the ARM modeling community geared specifically toward improving climate models. The ARM MJO Investigation Experiment (AMIE) period coincides with a large international MJO initiation field campaign called CINDY2011 (Cooperative Indian Ocean experiment on intraseasonal variability in the Year 2011) that will take place in and around the Indian Ocean from October 2011 to January 2012. AMIE, in conjunction with CINDY2011 efforts, will provide an unprecedented data set that will allow investigation of the evolution of convection within the framework of the MJO. AMIE observations will also complement the long-term MJO statistics produced using ARM Manus data and will allow testing of several of the current hypotheses related to the MJO phenomenon. Taking advantage of the expected deployment of a C-POL scanning precipitation radar and an ECOR surface flux tower at the ARM Manus site, we propose to increase the number of sonde launches to eight per day starting in about mid-October of the field experiment year, which is climatologically a period of generally suppressed conditions at Manus and just prior to the climatologically strongest MJO period. The field experiment will last until the end of the MJO season (typically March), affording the documentation of conditions before, during, and after the peak MJO season. The increased frequency of sonde launches throughout the experimental period will provide better diurnal understanding of the thermodynamic profiles, and thus a better representation within the variational analysis data set. Finally, a small surface radiation and ceilometer system will be deployed at the PNG Lombrum Naval Base about 6 km away from the ARM Manus site in order to provide some documentation of scale variability with respect to the representativeness of the ARM measurements.

Long, C; Del Genio, A; Gustafson, W; Houze, R; Jakob, C; Jensen, M; Klein, S; Leung, L Ruby; Liu, X; Luke, E; May, P; McFarlane, S; Minnis, P; Schumacher, C; Vogelmann, A; Wang, Y; Wu, X; Xie, S

2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-driven Service Integration Testing -A Case Study Sebastian Wieczorek and Alin Stefanescu and Andreas Roth  

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; Service- oriented Architecture; Case Study; Service Choreographies I. INTRODUCTION Service-oriented architectures (SOA) provide frameworks and methods to compose single services in order to realize complexModel-driven Service Integration Testing - A Case Study Sebastian Wieczorek and Alin Stefanescu

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Dissertation grant proposals as writing games: An exploratory study of two L2 graduate students' experiences  

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Abstract Previous studies have examined grant proposals written by faculty rather than graduate students. Little research has focused on L2 students' grant writing challenges, particularly with their dissertation grant proposals. Drawing on Casanave's (2002) writing games, this study aims to explore how two doctoral grant writers from two disciplines (biophysics and musicology) enculturate into their discourse communities at an American university. Through qualitative analyses of interviews with students and their grant proposals, I report strategies and problems of the students in four themes: learning how to play, following or bending the rules, deciding whether to play, and identifying who to cite in the grant proposals. I show that understanding grant genre systems formed the major part of the games, where students had to learn certain rules and interpret funding agencies' expectations. Despite multiple challenges, the students played the games through repeated participatory practice, citing important figures' works, and networking with more experienced players of the communities to improve their proposals. The findings reveal that grant writing helped the students to see the big picture of their dissertation projects. This study raises awareness of L2 graduate students' dissertation grant writing practices, and it calls attention to discipline-specific grant writing instruction.

Ying-Hsueh Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment Target Material Radiation Damage Studies Using Energetic Protons of the Brookhaven Linear Isotope Production (BLIP) Facility  

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One of the future multi-MW accelerators is the LBNE Experiment where Fermilab aims to produce a beam of neutrinos with a 2.3 MW proton beam as part of a suite of experiments associated with Project X. Specifically, the LBNE Neutrino Beam Facility aims for a 2+ MW, 60 -120 GeV pulsed, high intensity proton beam produced in the Project X accelerator intercepted by a low Z solid target to facilitate the production of low energy neutrinos. The multi-MW level LBNE proton beam will be characterized by intensities of the order of 1.6 e+14 p/pulse, {\\sigma} radius of 1.5 -3.5 mm and a 9.8 microsecond pulse length. These parameters are expected to push many target materials to their limit thus making the target design very challenging. To address a host of critical design issues revealed by recent high intensity beam on target experience a series of experimental studies on radiation damage and thermal shock response conducted at BNL focusing on low-Z materials have been undertaken with the latest one focusing on LBNE.

Simos, N; Hurh, P; Mokhov, N; Kotsina, Z

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Flow Peer-Review of Tests in Test-First Programming Joe Gibbs Politz  

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In-Flow Peer-Review of Tests in Test-First Programming Joe Gibbs Politz Brown University joe-first development and peer review have been studied independently in computing courses, but their combination has not. We report on an experiment in which students in two courses conducted peer review of test suites

Krishnamurthi, Shriram

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Test Automation Test Automation  

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Test Automation Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2013 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Outline Test Automation Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Why? Challenges of Manual Testing Test-case design: Choosing inputs

Mousavi, Mohammad

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Test study of salty paper mill waste in a bubbling fluidized bed combustor  

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Foster Wheeler Pyropower Inc. has supplied a 73.7 kg/s bubbling fluidized bed boiler to MacMillan Bloedel's Powell River paper mill (now Pacifica Paper). The BFB boiler was designed to fire a fuel mixture of a mill effluent sludge and a hog fuel (bark) that is contaminated with seawater. Due to its very high alkali content and low ash content, the fuel is prone to cause problems such as agglomeration in the fluidized bed. Foster Wheeler and MacMillan Bloedel took a proactive approach to quantify likely problems and to identify solutions. A 200 hour-long test program was carried out at Foster Wheeler Development Corporation in Livingston, New Jersey with the Powell River feedstock. This paper provides the project background, an outline of the test facility, test matrix, fuel and bed material characteristics, followed by a test process overview. A summary of fuel alkali related agglomeration mechanism in fluidized bed is also included. The paper offers further observations on in-bed alkali accumulation as well as examinations of different types of bed material agglomerates found during the tests. A recommended boiler operating strategy for preventing agglomeration in the BFB boiler developed based on the test results is described. These recommendations have been successfully implemented during the start up of the boiler. The boiler has been in operation since November 1997. Boiler performance tests completed in April 1998 have demonstrated all guaranteed process conditions.

Wu, S.; Sellakumar, K.M.; Chelian, P.K.; Bleice, C.; Shaw, I.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TREATABILITY STUDIES USED TO TEST FOR EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS OF PLUTONIUM DECONTAMINATION CHEMICALS  

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Fluor Hanford is decommissioning the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford site in Eastern Washington. Aggressive chemicals are commonly used to remove transuranic contaminants from process equipment to allow disposal as low level waste. Chemicals being considered for decontamination of gloveboxes in PFP include cerium(IV) nitrate in a nitric acid solution, and proprietary commercial solutions that include acids, degreasers, and sequestering agents. Fluor's decontamination procedure involves application of chemical solutions as a spray on the contaminated surfaces, followed by a wipe-down with rags. This process effectively transfers the transuranic materials to the decontamination liquids, which are then absorbed by rags and packaged for disposal as TRU waste. Concerns regarding the safety of this procedure developed following a fire at Rocky Flats in 2003. The fire occurred in a glovebox that had been treated with cerium nitrate, which is one of the decontamination chemicals that Fluor Hanford has proposed to use. The investigation of the event was hampered by the copious use of chemicals and water to extinguish the fire, and was not conclusive regarding the cause. However, the reviewers noted that rags were found in the glovebox, suggesting that the combination of rags and chemicals may have contributed to the fire. With that uncertainty, Fluor began an investigation into the potential for fire when using the chemicals and materials in the decontamination process. The focus of this work has been to develop a disposal strategy that will provide a chemically stable waste form at expected Hanford waste storage temperatures. Treatability tests under CERCLA were used to assess the use of certain chemicals and wipes during the decontamination process. Chemicals being considered for decontamination of gloveboxes at PFP include cerium (IV) nitrate in a nitric acid solution, and proprietary commercial solutions as RadPro{trademark} that include acids, degreasers, and sequestering agents. As part of the treatability study, Fluor and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) personnel have evaluated the potential for self-heating and exothermic reactions in the residual decontamination materials. Exothermic reactions that release significant heat and off-gas have been discovered for both the cerium nitrate, as seen in a fire at Rocky Flats, and proprietary solutions developed for decontamination purposes. From the treatability studies, certain limiting conditions have been defined that will aid in assuring safe operations and waste packaging during the decommissioning process.

EWALT, J.R.

2005-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Test-Theory Correlation Study for an Ultra High Temperature Thrust Magnetic Bearing  

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Magnetic bearings have been researched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a very long time to be used in wide applications. This research was to assemble and test an axial thrust electromagnetic bearing, which can handle...

Desireddy, Vijesh R.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary studies and tests of semiconductors for their use as nuclear radiation detectors  

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of the semiconductors which were used in the tests~ and from Hughes Ines of Culver City, California, who provided a set of diodes of a type that had been sucessfully used as a radiation detector. 1 1 See article by Salzberg and Siegal of Airborne Instru- ments... that each semiconductor junction has a different breakdown point and has a different thermal noise pulse versus temperature characteristic. Silicon diodes were selected for tests because of their low thermal noise char- acteristics. The experimenter...

Willis, Giles Whitehurst

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A Validation Study of Pin Heat Transfer for UO2 Fuel Based on the IFA-432 Experiments  

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The IFA-432 (Integrated Fuel Assessment) experiments from the International Fuel Performance Experiments (IFPE) database were designed to study the effects of gap size, fuel density, and fuel densification on fuel centerline temperature in light-water-reactor fuel. An evaluation of nuclear fuel pin heat transfer in the FRAPCON-3.4 and Exnihilo codes for uranium dioxide (UO$_2$) fuel systems was performed, with a focus on the densification stage (2.2 \\unitfrac{GWd}{MT(UO$_{2}$)}). In addition, sensitivity studies were performed to evaluate the effect of the radial power shape and approximations to the geometry to account for the thermocouple hole. The analysis demonstrated excellent agreement for rods 1, 2, 3, and 5 (varying gap thicknesses and density with traditional fuel), demonstrating the accuracy of the codes and their underlying material models for traditional fuel. For rod 6, which contained unstable fuel that densified an order of magnitude more than traditional, stable fuel, the magnitude of densification was over-predicted and the temperatures were outside of the experimental uncertainty. The radial power shape within the fuel was shown to significantly impact the predicted centerline temperatures, whereas modeling the fuel at the thermocouple location as either annular or solid was relatively negligible. This has provided an initial benchmarking of the pin heat transfer capability of Exnihilo for UO$_2$ fuel with respect to a well-validated nuclear fuel performance code.

Phillippe, Aaron M [ORNL; Clarno, Kevin T [ORNL; Banfield, James E [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL; Philip, Bobby [ORNL; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Sampath, Rahul S [ORNL; Allu, Srikanth [ORNL; Hamilton, Steven P [ORNL

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Comparative study of methods used to estimate ionic diffusion coefficients using migration tests  

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Ionic diffusion coefficients are estimated rapidly using electromigration tests. In this paper, electromigration tests are accurately simulated by numerically solving the Nernst-Planck (NP) equation (coupled with the electroneutrality condition (EN)) using the finite element method. Numerical simulations are validated against experimental data obtained elsewhere [E. Samson, J. Marchand, K.A. Snyder, Calculation of ionic diffusion coefficients on the basis of migration test results, Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions 36 (257) (2003) 156-165., H. Friedmann, O. Amiri, A. Ait-Mokhtar, A direct method for determining chloride diffusion coefficient by using migration test, Cement and Concrete Research 34 (11) (2004) 1967-1973.]. It is shown that migration due to the non-linear electric potential completely overwhelms diffusion due to concentration gradients. The effects of different applied voltage differences and chloride source concentrations on estimations of chloride diffusion coefficients are explored. We show that the pore fluid within concrete and mortar specimens generally differs from the curing solution, lowering the apparent diffusion coefficient, primarily due to interactions of chloride ions with other ions in the pore fluid. We show that the variation of source chloride concentration strongly affects the estimation of diffusion coefficients in non-steady-state tests; however this effect vanishes under steady-state conditions. Most importantly, a comparison of diffusion coefficients obtained from sophisticated analyses (i.e., NP-EN) and a variety of commonly used simplifying methods to estimate chloride diffusion coefficients allows us to identify those methods and experimental conditions where both approaches deliver good estimates for chloride diffusion coefficients. Finally, we demonstrate why simultaneous use and monitoring of current density and fluxes are recommended for both the non-steady and steady-state migration tests.

Narsilio, G.A. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)], E-mail: narsilio@unimelb.edu.au; Li, R. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University (SEU), Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)], E-mail: lirenmin@seu.edu.cn; Pivonka, P. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)], E-mail: ppivonka@unimelb.edu.au; Smith, D.W. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)], E-mail: david.smith@unimelb.edu.au

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin physics and TMD studies at A Fixed-Target ExpeRiment at the LHC (AFTER@LHC)  

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We report on the opportunities for spin physics and Transverse-Momentum Dependent distribution (TMD) studies at a future multi-purpose fixed-target experiment using the proton or lead ion LHC beams extracted by a bent crystal. The LHC multi-TeV beams allow for the most energetic fixed-target experiments ever performed, opening new domains of particle and nuclear physics and complementing that of collider physics, in particular that of RHIC and the EIC projects. The luminosity achievable with AFTER@LHC using typical targets would surpass that of RHIC by more that 3 orders of magnitude in a similar energy region. In unpolarised proton-proton collisions, AFTER@LHC allows for measurements of TMDs such as the Boer-Mulders quark distributions, the distribution of unpolarised and linearly polarised gluons in unpolarised protons. Using the polarisation of hydrogen and nuclear targets, one can measure transverse single-spin asymmetries of quark and gluon sensitive probes, such as, respectively, Drell-Yan pair and quarkonium production. The fixed-target mode has the advantage to allow for measurements in the target-rapidity region, namely at large x^uparrow in the polarised nucleon. Overall, this allows for an ambitious spin program which we outline here.

J. P. Lansberg; M. Anselmino; R. Arnaldi; S. J. Brodsky; V. Chambert; W. den Dunnen; J. P. Didelez; B. Genolini; E. G. Ferreiro; F. Fleuret; Y. Gao; C. Hadjidakis; I. Hrvinacova; C. Lorce; L. Massacrier; R. Mikkelsen; C. Pisano; A. Rakotozafindrabe; P. Rosier; I. Schienbein; M. Schlegel; E. Scomparin; B. Trzeciak; U. I. Uggerhoj; R. Ulrich; Z. Yang

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Study of the material photon and electron background and the liquid argon detector veto efficiency of the CDEX-10 experiment  

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The China Dark Matter Experiment (CDEX) is located at the China Jinping underground laboratory (CJPL) and aims to directly detect the WIMP flux with high sensitivity in the low mass region. Here we present a study of the predicted photon and electron backgrounds including the background contribution of the structure materials of the germanium detector, the passive shielding materials, and the intrinsic radioactivity of the liquid argon that serves as an anti-Compton active shielding detector. A detailed geometry is modeled and the background contribution has been simulated based on the measured radioactivities of all possible components within the GEANT4 program. Then the photon and electron background level in the energy region of interest (<10^-2 events kg-1 day-1 keV-1 (cpkkd)) is predicted based on Monte Carlo simulations. The simulated result is consistent with the design goal of CDEX-10 experiment, 0.1 cpkkd, which shows that the active and passive shield design of CDEX-10 is effective and feasible.

Jian Su; Zhi Zeng; Hao MA; Qian Yue; Jian-Ping Cheng; Jian-Ping Chang; Nan Chen; Ning Chen; Qing-Hao Chen; Yun-Hua Chen; Yo-Chun Chuang; Zhi Deng; Qiang Du; Hui Gong; Xi-Qing Hao; Qing-Ju He; Han-Xiong Huang; Teng-Rui Huang; Hao Jiang; Ke-Jun Kang; Hau-Bin Li; Jian-Min Li; Jin Li; Jun Li; Xia Li; Xin-Ying Li; Xue-Qian Li; Yu-Lan Li; Yuan-Jing Li; Heng-Yi Liao; Fong-Kay Lin; Shin-Ted Lin; Shu-Kui Liu; Lan-Chun L; Shao-Ji Mao; Jian-Qiang Qin; Jie Ren; Jing Ren; Xi-Chao Ruan; Man-Bin Shen; Lakhwinder Singh; Manoj Kumar Singh; Arun Kumar Soma; Chang-Jian Tang; Chao-Hsiung Tseng; Ji-Min Wang; Li Wang; Qing Wang; Henry Tsz-King Wong; Shi-Yong Wu; Yu-Cheng Wu; Hao-Yang Xing; Yin Xu; Tao Xue; Li-Tao Yang; Song-Wei Yang; Nan Yi; Chun-Xu Yu; Hao Yu; Xun-Zhen Yu; Xiong-Hui Zeng; Lan Zhang; Yun-Hua Zhang; Ming-Gang Zhao; Wei Zhao; Zu-Ying Zhou; Jing-Jun Zhu; Wei-Bin Zhu; Xue-Zhou Zhu; Zhong-Hua Zhu

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the material photon and electron background and the liquid argon detector veto efficiency of the CDEX-10 experiment  

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The China Dark Matter Experiment (CDEX) is located at the China Jinping underground laboratory (CJPL) and aims to directly detect the WIMP flux with high sensitivity in the low mass region. Here we present a study of the predicted photon and electron backgrounds including the background contribution of the structure materials of the germanium detector, the passive shielding materials, and the intrinsic radioactivity of the liquid argon that serves as an anti-Compton active shielding detector. A detailed geometry is modeled and the background contribution has been simulated based on the measured radioactivities of all possible components within the GEANT4 program. Then the photon and electron background level in the energy region of interest (<10^-2 events kg-1 day-1 keV-1 (cpkkd)) is predicted based on Monte Carlo simulations. The simulated result is consistent with the design goal of CDEX-10 experiment, 0.1 cpkkd, which shows that the active and passive shield design of CDEX-10 is effective and feasible.

Su, Jian; MA, Hao; Yue, Qian; Cheng, Jian-Ping; Chang, Jian-Ping; Chen, Nan; Chen, Ning; Chen, Qing-Hao; Chen, Yun-Hua; Chuang, Yo-Chun; Deng, Zhi; Du, Qiang; Gong, Hui; Hao, Xi-Qing; He, Qing-Ju; Huang, Han-Xiong; Huang, Teng-Rui; Jiang, Hao; Kang, Ke-Jun; Li, Hau-Bin; Li, Jian-Min; Li, Jin; Li, Jun; Li, Xia; Li, Xin-Ying; Li, Xue-Qian; Li, Yu-Lan; Li, Yuan-Jing; Liao, Heng-Yi; Lin, Fong-Kay; Lin, Shin-Ted; Liu, Shu-Kui; L, Lan-Chun; Mao, Shao-Ji; Qin, Jian-Qiang; Ren, Jie; Ren, Jing; Ruan, Xi-Chao; Shen, Man-Bin; Singh, Lakhwinder; Singh, Manoj Kumar; Soma, Arun Kumar; Tang, Chang-Jian; Tseng, Chao-Hsiung; Wang, Ji-Min; Wang, Li; Wang, Qing; Wong, Henry Tsz-King; Wu, Shi-Yong; Wu, Yu-Cheng; Xing, Hao-Yang; Xu, Yin; Xue, Tao; Yang, Li-Tao; Yang, Song-Wei; Yi, Nan; Yu, Chun-Xu; Yu, Hao; Yu, Xun-Zhen; Zeng, Xiong-Hui; Zhang, Lan; Zhang, Yun-Hua; Zhao, Ming-Gang; Zhao, Wei; Zhou, Zu-Ying; Zhu, Jing-Jun; Zhu, Wei-Bin; Zhu, Xue-Zhou; Zhu, Zhong-Hua

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Facilities, testing program and modeling needs for studying liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic flows in fusion blankets  

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Abstract Since many years, liquid metal flows for applications in fusion blankets have been investigated worldwide. A review is given about modeling requirements and existing experimental facilities for investigations of liquid metal related issues in blankets with the focus on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). Most of the performed theoretical and experimental works were dedicated to fundamental aspects of MHD flows under very strong magnetic fields as they may occur in generic elements of fusion blankets like pipes, ducts, bends, expansions and contractions. Those experiments are required to progressively validate numerical tools with the purpose of obtaining codes capable to predict MHD flows at fusion relevant parameters in complex blanket geometries, taking into account electrical and thermal coupling between fluid and structural materials. Scaled mock-up experiments support the theoretical activities and help deriving engineering correlations for cases which cannot be calculated with required accuracy up to now.

L. Bhler; C. Mistrangelo; J. Konys; R. Bhattacharyay; Q. Huang; D. Obukhov; S. Smolentsev; M. Utili

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THERMAL SHOCK IN CERAMICS BASED ON A NOVEL TEST TECHNIQUE  

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QUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THERMAL SHOCK IN CERAMICS BASED ON AQUANTITATIVE STUDIES OF THERMAL SHOCK IN CERAMICS BASED ON AAl 203). The thermal failure of another ceramic material (

Faber, K.T.

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RELAP5/MOD3 simulation of the loss of residual heat removal during midloop operation experiment conducted at the ROSA-IV/ Large Scale Test Facility  

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The modeling of the complex thermal hydraulics Of reactor systems involves the use Of experimental test systems as well as numerical codes. A simulation of the loss of residual heat removal (RHR) during midloop operations was performed using...

Banerjee, Sibashis Sanatkumar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

257

Improving chlamydia knowledge should lead to increased chlamydia testing among Australian general practitioners: a cross-sectional study of chlamydia testing uptake in general practice  

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Female general practitioners (GPs) have higher chlamydia testing rates than male GPs, yet it is unclear whether this is due to lack of knowledge among male GPs or because female GPs consult and test more femal...

Anna Yeung; Meredith Temple-Smith; Simone Spark; Rebecca Guy

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

An evaluation of new asphaltene inhibitors: Laboratory study and field testing  

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Three candidate asphaltene inhibitors have been laboratory tested for their effectiveness on a canadian crude. One inhibitor, an oil-soluble polymeric dispersant developed by Shell Chemicals, showed superior behavior compared with the others; flocculation titrations with n-heptane resulted in an optimum concentration of 1,300 ppm. PVT calculations, however, indicated that the prevailing conditions downhole can be quite favorable with respect to the amount of effective inhibitor compared with the atmospheric laboratory titrations, which appear to be quite sever tests. Therefore, lower initial concentrations were recommended for a field trial. The chemical could be injected continuously through a capillary string, thereby avoiding the lost oil production associated with solvent-cleaning operations. It have proved to be very effective at concentrations as low as 66 ppm, resulting in both a technically and economically successful trial.

Bouts, M.N.; Samuel, A.J. [Koninklijke/Shell Research E and P Laboratorium, Rijswijk (Netherlands); Wiersma, R.J.; Muijs, H.M. [Koninklijke/Shell Laboratorium Amsterdam (Netherlands)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of new asphaltene inhibitors: Laboratory study and field testing  

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Three candidate asphaltene inhibitors have been laboratory tested for their effectiveness on a Canadian crude. One inhibitor, an oil-soluble polymeric dispersant developed by Shell Chemicals, showed superior behavior compared to the others: flocculation titrations with n-heptane resulted in an optimum concentration of 1,300 ppm. PVT calculations, however, indicated that the prevailing conditions downhole can be quite favorable with respect to the amount of effective inhibitor compared to the atmospheric laboratory titrations which appear to be quite severe tests. Therefore, lower initial concentrations were recommended for a field trial. The chemical could be continuously injected through a capillary string, thereby avoiding the lost oil production associated with solvent cleaning operations. It has proved to be very effective at concentrations as low as 66 ppm, resulting in both a technically and an economically successful trial.

Bouts, M.N.; Wiersma, R.J.; Muijs, H.M.; Samuel, A.J.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study plan for water movement test: Site Characterization Plan Study 8.3.1.2.2.2  

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The water movement tracer test is designed to produce information derived from isotopic measurements of soil and tuff samples collected from Yucca Mountain that is pertinent for assessing the performance of a nuclear waste repository. Measurements of chlorine isotropic distributions will help characterize the percolation of precipitation into the unsaturated zone. The {sup 36}Cl in the unsaturated zone occurs from atmospheric fallout of {sup 36}Cl produced by cosmic-ray secondaries reacting with {sup 40}Ar and, to a lesser extent, with {sup 36}Ar. It also occurs as global fallout from high-yield nuclear weapons tests conducted at the Pacific Proving Grounds between 1952 and 1962. When chloride ions at the surface are washed underground by precipitation, the radioactive decay of the {sup 36}Cl in the chloride can be used to time the rate of water movement. The {sup 36}l half-life of 301,000 yr permits the detection of water movement in the range of approximately 50,000 to 2 million years. These data are part of the input for developing numerical models of ground water flow at this site. 5 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

Norris, A.E.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on Cook-off Test of HNS at Constant Temperatures  

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In order to obtain the characterization of HNS under cook-off condition, the cook-off tests of 3 sizes of sealed HNS pellets, 3mm 4mm, 4mm5mm and 4mm6mm, were carried out under 4 constant temperatures, 400C, 350C, 320Cand 315C. The reaction responses were determined by the damage or distortion of sample tubes and its vulnerable place. The results show that the reaction temperatures take on the decreasing trend with the increasing of charge weight under the same environment temperature. When the charge weights are the same, with the increasing of environment temperature, the reaction temperatures go down.

Zhenhua Du; Rui Zhang; Dongxiao Fu; Honghai Tong; Fang Li

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for NASA White Sands Test Facility  

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This report focuses on the NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) fleet to identify daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and report findings on vehicle and mission characterizations to support the successful introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the agencies fleets. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to electric vehicle adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (collectively plug-in electric vehicles, or PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements.

Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-lying dipole excitations in vibrational nuclei: The Cd isotopic chain studied in photon scattering experiments  

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High-resolution nuclear resonance fluorescence experiments (NRF) were performed on {sup 110,111,112,114,116}Cd at the bremsstrahlung facility of the 4.3-MV Dynamitron accelerator in Stuttgart to study the low-lying dipole strength distributions in these vibrational nuclei. Numerous excited states, most of them previously unknown, were observed in the excitation energy range up to 4 MeV. Detailed spectroscopic information has been obtained on excitation energies, spins, decay widths, decay branchings, and transition probabilities. For states in the even-even isotopes {sup 110,112,114,116}Cd, parities could be assigned from linear polarization measurements. Together with our previous results for {sup 108,112,113,114}Cd from NRF studies without polarization measurements, systematics was established for the dipole strength distributions of the stable nuclei within the Cd isotopic chain. The results are discussed with respect to the systematics of E1 two-phonon excitations and mixed-symmetry states in even-even nuclei near the Z=50 shell closure and the fragmentation of these excitation modes in the odd-mass Cd isotopes.

Kohstall, C.; Belic, D.; Kneissl, U.; Nord, A.; Pitz, H.H.; Scheck, M.; Stedile, F. [Institut fuer Strahlenphysik, Universitaet Stuttgart, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Brentano, P. von; Fransen, C.; Gade, A.; Herzberg, R.-D.; Jolie, J.; Linnemann, A.; Pietralla, N.; Werner, V. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Cologne (Germany); Yates, S.W. [Departments of Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055 (United States)

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parents experiences of family functioning, health and social support provided by nurses A pilot study in paediatric intensive care  

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SummaryObjectives The objective of this study was to describe parents experiences of family functioning, health and social support provided by nursing personnel, while their child was in intensive care, and to determine how social support was associated with family functioning and family health. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting The data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire from 31 parents of critically ill children from 2010 to 2011. The data were analysed statistically. Main Outcome Measures The parents considered their family functioning, health and social support provided by the nursing personnel to be good. Results The sub-area of family functioning that rated the lowest was strengths of family, whereas the lowest rated sub-area of family health was ill-being. Child's previous hospital treatments were associated with family health. Parents, whose child had already been in hospital care, reported more well-being and less ill-being than parents with children hospitalised for the first time. Parents education was associated with family functioning, family health and social support given by the nurses. Weak positive correlation was also found between social support given by nurses and family health experienced by parents. Conclusion There is a need to discuss how nursing care can further support parental resources.

Nora Hakio; Anja Rantanen; Pivi stedt-Kurki; Tarja Suominen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Plankton Research Vol.19 no.ll pp.1671-1686, 1997 An in situ enclosure experiment to test the solar UVB impact on  

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to test the solar UVB impact on plankton in a high-altitude mountain lake. I. Lack of effect To whom correspondence should be addressed Abstract The effect of solar UVB radiation on the growth days in two enclosures of 1 m-\\ receiving either full sunlight or sunlight without UVB. A total of 20

Sommaruga, Ruben

266

Travinfo Field Operational Test Traveler Information Center (TIC) Study (technology Evaluation Element) Implementation Plan  

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Phase I & 11) 2. Review TRWIASG TIC documentation 3.TIC site visits 4. Conduct discussions with operators PhaseInformation Center (TIC) Study (Technology Evaluation

Miller, Mark; Hall, Randolph

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A causal approach to first-order optical equivalency of inertial systems, by means of a beam-pointing test-experiment based on speed-induced deflection of light  

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Within the framework of test-experiments, an original pointing set-up based on speed-induced deflection of a light-beam and using a high-resolution opto-electronic array as a position detector, is proposed. The device would provide a new way to ratify the first order optical equivalency of inertial systems and to sound its causal groundwork. The type of test provided applies to any device using beams, but here it has been adapted for an up-dated check-up of Michelson's experiment and to bear out the interpretation derived from its null result. Rather than searching for a speed-induced phase-shift as Michelson's experiment was conceived for, the present set-up would instead detect any deviation from first-order equivalency through any speed-induced lateral-shift between the two split beams on recombining. In effect, any eventual slight shift would affect the beam path and hence the interferometric performances. Taking into account the conceptual transcendence of the deductions derived from this experiment and that it constitutes, through the invariance of its result, one of the most relevant historical experimental proofs considered to back the theory of special relativity, and in particular its first postulate on the exhaustive equivalency of inertial systems, it cannot be superfluous to carefully update its performances and the derived deductions. So, the presence as well as the absence of speed-induced beam deflection have been considered, and their respective implications analyzed and related to the null result of this archetypal interferometric experiment, which is still much adequate for a conceptual analysis. A causal approach to the first-order optical equivalency of inertial systems is advanced.

G. Sardin

2004-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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JASPERSE CHEM 350 TEST 2 VERSION 1 Ch. 4 The Study of Chemical Reactions; Ch. 5 Stereochemistry  

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nucleophile that you could use to make the following by SN2. (3 points) OCH2CH3 3. For the structure shown, (3JASPERSE CHEM 350 TEST 2 VERSION 1 Ch. 4 The Study of Chemical Reactions; Ch. 5 Stereochemistry Ch of the following is true regarding an SN1 reaction? a. It would be faster at 25° than 50° b. It would be faster

Jasperse, Craig P.

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Recovery Act-Funded Study Assesses Contamination at Former Test Site in California  

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CANOGA PARK, Calif. - Workers in a study funded by $38 million from the American Recovery CANOGA PARK, Calif. - Workers in a study funded by $38 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assess radiological contamination have collected more than 600 soil samples and surveyed 120 acres of land for gamma radiation. Under an interagency agreement with DOE, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conduct- ing the study at Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Area IV and the Northern Undeveloped Land. DOE's Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) is located in Area IV. Results of the study will guide cleanup decisions for this portion of SSFL, which was once used for a broad range of energy related research and development. The EPA is collecting soil samples to determine the nature and extent of radiological contamina-

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Identification of Integral Benchmarks for Nuclear Data Testing Using DICE (Database for the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments)  

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Typical users of the International Criticality Safety Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook have specific criteria to which they desire to find matching experiments. Depending on the application, those criteria may consist of any combination of physical or chemical characteristics and/or various neutronic parameters. The ICSBEP Handbook contains a structured format helping the user narrow the search for experiments of interest. However, with nearly 4300 different experimental configurations and the ever increasing addition of experimental data, the necessity to perform multiple criteria searches have rendered these features insufficient. As a result, a relational database was created with information extracted from the ICSBEP Handbook. A users interface was designed by OECD and DOE to allow the interrogation of this database. The database and the corresponding users interface are referred to as DICE. DICE currently offers the capability to perform multiple criteria searches that go beyond simple fuel, physical form and spectra and includes expanded general information, fuel form, moderator/coolant, neutron-absorbing material, cladding, reflector, separator, geometry, benchmark results, spectra, and neutron balance parameters. DICE also includes the capability to display graphical representations of neutron spectra, detailed neutron balance, sensitivity coefficients for capture, fission, elastic scattering, inelastic scattering, nu-bar and mu-bar, as well as several other features.

J. Blair Briggs; A. Nichole Ellis; Yolanda Rugama; Nicolas Soppera; Manuel Bossant

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE COSMIC INFRARED BACKGROUND EXPERIMENT (CIBER): A SOUNDING ROCKET PAYLOAD TO STUDY THE NEAR INFRARED EXTRAGALACTIC BACKGROUND LIGHT  

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The Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER) is a suite of four instruments designed to study the near infrared (IR) background light from above the Earth's atmosphere. The instrument package comprises two imaging telescopes designed to characterize spatial anisotropy in the extragalactic IR background caused by cosmological structure during the epoch of reionization, a low resolution spectrometer to measure the absolute spectrum of the extragalactic IR background, and a narrow band spectrometer optimized to measure the absolute brightness of the zodiacal light foreground. In this paper we describe the design and characterization of the CIBER payload. The detailed mechanical, cryogenic, and electrical design of the system are presented, including all system components common to the four instruments. We present the methods and equipment used to characterize the instruments before and after flight, and give a detailed description of CIBER's flight profile and configurations. CIBER is designed to be recoverable and has flown four times, with modifications to the payload having been informed by analysis of the first flight data. All four instruments performed to specifications during the subsequent flights, and the scientific data from these flights are currently being analyzed.

Zemcov, M.; Bock, J.; Hristov, V.; Levenson, L. R.; Mason, P. [Department of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Arai, T.; Matsumoto, T.; Matsuura, S.; Tsumura, K.; Wada, T. [Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Battle, J. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Cooray, A. [Center for Cosmology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Keating, B.; Renbarger, T. [Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92093 (United States); Kim, M. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, D. H.; Nam, U. W. [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Sullivan, I. [Department of Physics, The University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Suzuki, K., E-mail: zemcov@caltech.edu [Instrument Development Group of Technical Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602 (Japan)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

272

Solar Energy Education. Social studies: activities and teacher's guide. Field test edition  

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Solar energy information is made available to students through classroom instruction by way of the Solar Energy Education teaching manuals. In this manual solar energy, as well as other energy sources like wind power, is introduced by performing school activities in the area of social studies. A glossary of energy related terms is included. (BCS)

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1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

The NCE recovery boiler precipitator: Mill experience and design implications  

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Operating and design experiences are discussed. Topics covered include: test results of the flue gas parameters of volume, temperature losses, and inlet dust loadings; summary of main precipitator design data; operator experiences with various precipitator systems, such as wet bottom, dry bottom, and performance results; and findings of a corrosion study.

Henderson, J.S.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

BNL | Accelerator Test Facility  

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Accelerator Test Facility Accelerator Test Facility Home Core Capabilities Photoinjector S-Band Linac Laser Systems CO2 Laser Nd:Yag Laser Beamlines Beamline Simulation Data Beamline Parameters Beam Diagnostics Detectors Beam Schedule Operations Resources Fact Sheet (.pdf) Image Library Upgrade Proposal (.pdf) Publications ES&H Experiment Start-up ATF Handbook Laser Safety Collider-Accelerator Dept. C-AD ES&H Resources Staff Users' Place Apply for Access ATF photo ATF photo ATF photo ATF photo ATF photo A user facility for advanced accelerator research The Brookhaven Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) is a proposal driven, steering committee reviewed facility that provides users with high-brightness electron- and laser-beams. The ATF pioneered the concept of a user facility for studying complex properties of modern accelerators and

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Testing for spatial correlation and semiparametric spatial modeling of binary outcomes with application to aberrant crypt foci in colon carcinogenesis experiments  

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are independent and pr(Y = 1jX) = 'f?(X;fl?)=(1+ 2?)1=2g = 'f?(X;fl)g, say. Thus, we can estimate fl consistently under both the null and alternative models via a probit regression with probability function pr(Y = 1jX) = 'f?(X;fl)g. Call the estimate bfl. Modify...), with their version of (2.7) having elements of the form [Y1k ? 'f?(X1k;fl)g][Y2k ? 'f?(X2k;fl)g]w(X1k;X2k) across all pairs (not just necessarily neighbors) and for an arbitrary function w(?). Their motivation and actual test statistics are however very 13 difierent...

Apanasovich, Tatiyana Vladimirovna

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Simulation study on error propagation effects when determining second virial coefficients from the speed-of-sound or the Joule-Thomson experiment  

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SIMULATION STUDY ON ERROR PROPAGATION EFFECTS WHEN DETERMINING SECOND VIRIAL COEFFICIENTS FROM THE SPEED-OF-SOUND OR THE JOULE-THOMSON EXPERIMENT A Thesis by DAVID J. VAN PEURSEM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M...-hexane 0 a a Al-Bizreh a Wormald [10] ~ Dymond & Smith [9l 280 300 320 340 360 380 400 420 440 460 T (K) Thomson coefficient data are propagated into the second virial coefficients derived from these experiments. This will be done by performing a...

Van Peursem, David J.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Studies of the mobility of uranium and thorium in Nevada Test Site tuff  

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Hydro-geochemical processes must be understood if the movement of radionuclides away from a breached radioactive waste canister is to be modeled and predicted. In this respect, occurrences of uranium and thorium in hydrothermal systems are under investigation in tuff and in rhyolitic tuff that was heated to simulate the effects of introduction of radioactive waste. In these studies, high-resolution gamma spectrometry and fission-track radiography are coupled with observations of alteration mineralogy and thermal history to deduce the evidence of, or potential for movement of, U and Th in response to the thermal environment. Observations to date suggest that U was mobile in the vicinity of the heater but that localized reducing environments provided by Fe-Ti-Mn-oxide minerals concentrated U and thus attenuated its migration.

Wollenberg, H.A.; Flexser, S.; Smith, A.R. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

ATA beam director experiment  

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This report describes beam director elements for an experiment at the Advanced Test Accelerator. The elements described include a vernier magnet for beam aiming, an achromat magnet, and an isolation system for the beam interface. These components are built at small scale for concept testing. (JDH)

Lee, E.P.; Younger, F.C.; Cruz, G.E.; Nolting, E.

1986-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval process development and enhancements FY96 pulsed-air mixer testing and deployment study  

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Millions of gallons of radioactive wastes resides in underground tanks at US Department of Energy sites. The waste was generated primarily by the processing of nuclear fuel elements to remove fissile radionuclides for use in atomic weapons. Plans call for the waste to be removed from the tanks and processed to create immobile waste forms, which will be stored to prevent release to the environment. The consistency of the waste ranges from liquid, to slurry, to sticky sludge, to hard saltcake. a variety of waste- retrieval and processing methods are being evaluated and implemented. One such method is pulsed-air mixing, which is the subject of this report. Pulsed-air mixing equipment has been successfully applied to a number of difficult mixing applications in various chemical-process industries. Most previous applications involved the mixing of particle-free viscous fluids. The study described in this report was preformed to improve the understanding of how pulsed-air mixing applies to slurries. This document describes work conducted to evaluate the potential application of pulsed-air mixers to the slurry- mixing needs of the US Department of Energy`s waste-retrieval programs.

Powell, M.R.; Hymas, C.R.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KISMET tungsten dispersal experiment  

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Results of the KISMET tungsten dispersal experiment indicate a relatively small degree of wall-rock contamination caused by this underground explosive experiment. Designed as an add-on to the KISMET test, which was performed in the U-1a.02 drift of the LYNER facility at Nevada Test Site on 1 March 1995, this experiment involved recovery and analysis of wall-rock samples affected by the high- explosive test. The chemical, high-explosive blast drove tungsten powder, placed around the test package as a plutonium analog, into the surrounding wall- rock alluvium. Sample analyses by an analytical digital electron microscope (ADEM) show tungsten dispersed in the rock as tiny (<10 {mu}m) particles, agglomerates, and coatings on alluvial clasts. Tungsten concentrations, measured by energy dispersive spectral analysis on the ADEM, indicate penetration depths less than 0.1 m and maximum concentrations of 1.5 wt % in the alluvium.

Wohletz, K.; Kunkle, T.; Hawkins, W.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Study of First Wall Cooling with Gas Loop in the Development of a Korean Test Blanket Module  

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Blanket Design and Experiments / Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 2)

Jun Soo Lee; Dong Won Lee; Goon Cherl Park

282

Experimental studies on fast-ion transport by Alfven wave avalanches on the National Spherical Torus Experiment  

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-linearities may compromise a direct comparison between experiment and theory. PACS numbers: I. INTRODUCTION a linear magneto-hydrodynamics stability code. The comparison with experimental data suggests that non or neutral beams (NB), may open new avenues to control the behavior of a fusion reactor. Paper GI1 1, Bull

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

283

In situ testing to determination field-saturated hydraulic conductivity of UMTRA Project disposal cell covers, liners, and foundation areas. Special study  

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This special study was conducted to prepare a guidance document for selecting in situ hydraulic conductivity (K) tests, comparing in situ testing methods, and evaluating the results of such tests. This report may be used as a practical decision-making tool by the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project staff to determine which testing method will most efficiently achieve the field-saturated K results needed for long-term planning. A detailed section on near-surface test methods discusses each method which may be applicable to characterization of UMTRA disposal cell covers, liners and foundation materials. These potentially applicable test methods include the sealed double-ring infiltrometer (SDRI), the air-entry permeameter (AEP), the guelph permeameter, the two-stage borehole technique (TSB), the pressure infiltrometer, and the disk permeameter. Analytical solutions for these methods are provided, and limitations of these solutions are discussed, and a description of testing equipment design and installation are provided.

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1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Column Experiments for Radionuclide Adsorption Studies of the Culebra Dolomite: Retardation Parameter Estimation for Non-Eluted Actinide Species  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been developing a nuclear waste disposal facility, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located approximately 42 km east of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The WIPP is designed to demonstrate the safe disposal of transuranic wastes produced by the defense nuclear-weapons program. Performance assessment analyses (U.S. DOE, 1996) indicate that human intrusion by inadvertent and intermittent drilling for resources provide the only credible mechanisms for significant releases of radionuclides horn the disposal system. These releases may occur by five mechanisms: (1) cuttings, (2) cavings, (3) spallings, (4) direct brine releases, and (5) long-term brine releases. The first four mechanisms could result in immediate release of contaminant to the accessible environment. For the last mechanism, migration pathways through the permeable layers of rock above the Salado are important, and major emphasis is placed on the Culebra Member of the Rustler Formation because this is the most transmissive geologic layer in the disposal system. For reasons of initial quantity, half-life, and specific radioactivity, certain isotopes of Th, U, Am, and Pu would dominate calculated releases from the WIPP. In order to help quanti~ parameters for the calculated releases, radionuclide transport experiments have been carried out using five intact-core columns obtained from the Culebra dolomite member of the Rustler Formation within the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in southeastern New Mexico. This report deals primarily with results of mathematical analyses related to the retardation of %J%, 24%, and 24'Am in two of these cores (B-Core - VPX26-11A and C-Core - VPX28-6C). All B-Core transport experiments were done using Culebra-simukmt brine relevant to the core recovery location (the WIPP air-intake shaft - AIS). Most experiments with C-Core were done with AIS brine with some admixture of a brine composition (ERDA-6) that simulated deeper formation brines. No significant changes in transport behavior were observed for changes in brine. Hydraulic characteristics (i.e., apparent porosity and apparent dispersion coefficient) for the cores were obtained via experiments using conservative tracer `Na. Elution experiments carried out over periods of a few days with tracers `*U and %Np indicated that these tracers were weakly retarded as indicated by delayed elution of these species. Elution experiments with tracers `%, 24'Pu, and 24'Ani were performed, but no elution of any of these species was observed in any flow experiment to date, including experiments of up to two years duration. However, B-Core was subjected to tomographic analysis from which a retardation factor can be inferred for%. Moreover, the fact of non- elution for 24*Pu and 24'Am after more than two years brine flow through C-Core can be coupled with the minimum detectable activity for each of these species to compute minimum retardation factors in C-Core. The retardation factors for all three species can then be coupled with the apparent hydraulic characteristics to estimate an apparent minimum solutionhock distribution coefficient, &, for each actinide. The specific radionuclide isotopes used in these experiments were chosen to facilitate analysis. Even though these isotopes are not necessarily the same as those that are most important to WIPP performance, they are isotopes of the same elements, and . their chemical and transport properties are therefore identical to those of isotopes in the WIPP inventory. The retardation factors and & values deduced from experimental results strongly support the contention that sorption in the Culebra provides an effective barrier to release of Th, Pu, and Am during the regulatory period.

Brown, G.O.; Lucero, D.A.; Perkins, W.G.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iterative Antirandom Testing  

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Antirandom testing is a variation of pure random testing, which is the process of generating random patterns and applying it to a system under test (both software systems and hardware systems). However, research studies have shown that pure random testing ... Keywords: Antirandom test, Fault coverage, Maximal minimal hamming distance, Random tests

Ireneusz Mrozek; Vyacheslav N. Yarmolik

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Field-Testing of a Study Protocol, including a Web-Based Occupant Survey Tool, for Use in Intervention Studies of Indoor Environmental Quality  

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We developed and pilot-tested an overall protocol for intervention studies to evaluate the effects of indoor environmental changes in office buildings on the health symptoms and comfort of occupants. The protocol includes a web-based survey to assess the occupant's responses, as well as specific features of study design and analysis. The pilot study, carried out on two similar floors in a single building, compared two types of ventilation system filter media. With support from the building's Facilities staff, the implementation of the filter change intervention went well. While the web-based survey tool worked well also, low overall response rates (21-34percent among the three work groups included) limited our ability to evaluate the filter intervention., The total number of questionnaires returned was low even though we extended the study from eight to ten weeks. Because another simultaneous study we conducted elsewhere using the same survey had a high response rate (>70percent), we conclude that the low response here resulted from issues specific to this pilot, including unexpected restrictions by some employing agencies on communication with occupants.

Mendell, Mark; Eliseeva, Ekaterina; Spears, Michael; Fisk, William J.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Test Cost and Quality Optimization Through An Effective Yet Efficient Delivery of Chip Specific Tests /  

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S. Ha, "On the Generation of Test Patterns for CombinationalDesign, Implementation and Analysis of Test Experiments,"in International Test Conference, 2006. P. Nigh, W. Needham,

Arslan, Baris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The degradation study of Nafion/PTFE composite membrane in PEM fuel cell under accelerated stress tests  

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Abstract Accelerated stress tests (ASTs) were performed to study the degradation mechanism of Nafion/PTFE composite membrane in PEM fuel cell with intensive RH cycling and load cycling. It was recognized that the edge of membrane electrode assembly (MEA) should be carefully treated to prevent the immediate failure for excessive or non-uniform mechanical stress mainly caused by RH cycling in the early period of ASTs. A long accelerated life (over 1000h) was obtained for MEA with an edge protection and a hot-pressing process along with a low hydrogen permeation current. In addition, the decay of open circuit voltage, the fluoride emission rate (FER) from cathode side and the polarization curves were also monitored during the test. It was verified that the chemical degradation of membrane occurred inevitably caused by radical attack (HO, HO2 and H2O2) due to the intensification of gas mutual permeation. Membrane thinning, Pt particles gathering along the interfaces, even ionomer disappearing at cathode side could be observed from TEM and SEM results. Besides, open circuit voltage under H2/N2 atmosphere of MEA was confirmed to be a rapid diagnose tool of membrane physical condition.

Bingbing Wu; Ming Zhao; Weiyu Shi; Wenming Liu; Jianguo Liu; Danmin Xing; Yingfang Yao; Zhongjun Hou; Pingwen Ming; Jun Gu; Zhigang Zou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the neutral mesons in Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV in the ALICE experiment at LHC  

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The $\\pi^{0}$ and $\\eta$ meson production in Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV is studied with the ALICE experiment at the LHC. The $\\pi^{0}$ invariant yields and nuclear modification factor $R_{\\mbox{AA}}$ are presented here in six centrality classes. The results are a combined measurement using the Photon Conversion Method (PCM) and the PHOS detector, in the transverse momentum range 0.4 $< p_{\\mbox{T}} <$ 12 GeV/$c$. The $\\pi^{0}$ $R_{\\mbox{AA}}$ is studied in different centrality classes and compared with results from experiments at lower energies, both as a function of transverse momentum. The $\\eta$ meson production is studied using the PCM and the EMCal detector. The combination of the individual results will make possible the measurement of the $\\eta$ differential invariant cross section as a function of transverse momentum from 1 to 22 GeV/$c$ in different centrality classes.

Lucia Leardini; for the ALICE Collaboration

2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1993 baseline biological studies and proposed monitoring plan for the Device Assembly Facility at the Nevada Test Site  

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This report contains baseline data and recommendations for future monitoring of plants and animals near the new Device Assembly Facility (DAF) on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The facility is a large structure designed for safely assembling nuclear weapons. Baseline data was collected in 1993, prior to the scheduled beginning of DAF operations in early 1995. Studies were not performed prior to construction and part of the task of monitoring operational effects will be to distinguish those effects from the extensive disturbance effects resulting from construction. Baseline information on species abundances and distributions was collected on ephemeral and perennial plants, mammals, reptiles, and birds in the desert ecosystems within three kilometers (km) of the DAF. Particular attention was paid to effects of selected disturbances, such as the paved road, sewage pond, and the flood-control dike, associated with the facility. Radiological monitoring of areas surrounding the DAF is not included in this report.

Woodward, B.D.; Hunter, R.B.; Greger, P.D.; Saethre, M.B.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Ignition Experiments  

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Ignition Experiments The goal of many NIF experiments is to create a self-sustaining "burn" of fusion fuel (the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium) that produces as much or...

292

Performance Testing of Radiant Barriers  

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PERFORMANCE TESTING OF RADIANT BARRIERS JAMES A. HALL TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Chattanooga, Tennessee ABSTRACT TVA has conducted a study to determine the effects of radiant barriers (RBI (i.e., a mterial with a low emissivity surface facing...Conservation of Radiative Heat Transfer Tnrough Fibrous Insulation." University of Mississippi, Sponsored by Tennessee Valley Authority, Contract TV-641 l5A, December 1985. 3. Davies, &en L., I1Tne Design and Analysis of Industrial Experiments, Hafher Publishing...

Hall, J. A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Model-Based Testing : The Test of Formal Models  

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Model-Based Testing : The Test of Formal Models Jan Tretmans ESI & Radboud University Nijmegen #12;2 Testing (Software) Testing: checking or measuring some quality characteristics of an executing object by performing experiments in a controlled way w.r.t. a specification tester specification SUT System Under Test

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Exploring the lived experience of individuals engaging in their own recovery process from drug addiction: A qualitative study  

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drug addict. So what is the attraction? Previous research has identified a genetic basis for addiction and studies have explored aspects of the self and identity with regard to understanding addiction. In recent years, a multitude of studies...

Avril, Kindo-Jermieson

2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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New tests for experiments producing pentaquarks.  

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Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL 60439-4815, USA Abstract The distribution of the squared momentum difference |PA|2 ? |PB |2 between the momenta in the laboratory system of two experimentally observed par- ticles A and B provides a...

Karliner, Marek; Lipkin, Harry J

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High sensitivity double beta decay study of 116-Cd and 100-Mo with the BOREXINO Counting Test Facility (CAMEO project)  

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The unique features (super-low background and large sensitive volume) of the CTF and BOREXINO set ups are used in the CAMEO project for a high sensitivity study of 100-Mo and 116-Cd neutrinoless double beta decay. Pilot measurements with 116-Cd and Monte Carlo simulations show that the sensitivity of the CAMEO experiment (in terms of the half-life limit for neutrinoless double beta decay) is (3-5) 10^24 yr with a 1 kg source of 100-Mo (116-Cd, 82-Se, and 150-Nd) and about 10^26 yr with 65 kg of enriched 116-CdWO_4 crystals placed in the liquid scintillator of the CTF. The last value corresponds to a limit on the neutrino mass of less than 0.06 eV. Similarly with 1000 kg of 116-CdWO_4 crystals located in the BOREXINO apparatus the neutrino mass limit can be pushed down to m_nu<0.02 eV.

G. Bellini; B. Caccianiga; M. Chen; F. A. Danevich; M. G. Giammarchi; V. V. Kobychev; B. N. Kropivyansky; E. Meroni; L. Miramonti; A. S. Nikolayko; L. Oberauer; O. A. Ponkratenko; V. I. Tretyak; S. Yu. Zdesenko; Yu. G. Zdesenko

2000-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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On-site field tests for study of low-rank western coal fly ash. Technical summary report, field test No. 3. Big Brown Station electrostatic precipitator  

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This report describes the results of field and laboratory studies of combined NH/sub 3/ and SO/sub 3/ conditioning at the Big Brown Station of Texas Utilities Generating Company. This unusual combination of conditioning agents is used routinely at the Big Brown Station in order to improve the performance of the cold-side electrostatic precipitators. The primary objectives of this field study were to evaluate the performance of one of the Big Brown precipitators, and to obtain data on the concentration, composition, and size distribution of the fly ash, as well as the composition of the flue gas and the overall and fractional collection efficiencies of the precipitator. The laboratory studies of the Big Brown fly ash were intended to further characterize the ash both physically and chemically, and to study the attenuation of the electrical resistivity of the ash associated with the surface film produced by the dual conditioning process and by the use of SO/sub 3/ conditioning alone. 6 references, 22 figures, 9 tables.

Dahlin, R. S.; Bickelhaupt, R. E.; Marchant, Jr., G. H.; Gooch, J. P.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatability study operational testing program and implementation plan for the Gunite and Associated Tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

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This Treatability Study (TS) Operational Testing Program and Implementation Plan identifies operational testing to be performed to: (1) Demonstrate the technical feasibility of methods proposed for the removal of radiochemical sludge heels from the underground storage tanks located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), known as the Gunite and Associated Tanks (GAAT) Operable Unit (OU). (The bulk of the radiochemical waste, which was previously stored in the tanks, was removed during the 1980s, and only a sludge heel remains.) (2) Reduce the uncertainty in meeting the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requirements for the GAAT OU. (3) Minimize the overall costs to accomplish the first two objectives. An initial Feasibility Study (FS) effort identified uncertainties in the evaluation of various alternatives for addressing the remediation of the GAAT OU. To support future decision making, the US. Department of Energy is performing a TS to identify cost-effective remediation approaches for the GAAT OU by providing information to reduce cost and technical uncertainty and better define acceptable remediation strategies. The testing activities will be initially conducted in a nonradioactive environment at the Tanks Technology Cold Test Facility (TTCTF) at ORNL. This will permit the design and initial performance testing and training activities to be completed while minimizing the risk, employee exposure, and costs associated with the testing effort. The component design and functional testing and initial system performance testing will be completed in the TTCTF. After the component and initial system performance testing have been completed, the operations testing will continue in the North Tank Farm (NTF). This testing has an associated higher cost and risk, but is necessary to provide results for actual waste heel removal.

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1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digestion Experiments  

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Blank in Bulletin] BULLETIN NO. 291 FEBRUARY, 1922 DIGESTION EXPERIMENTS This is the sixth bulletin in a series whose object is to ascertain the Aceding value of Texas feeding stuffs by means of digestion experiments. Previous bulletins... The productive values and the values for digestible protein in t Bulletin have been calculated from the results of digestion esperiine? with sheep. The method of conducting the experiments is described Bulletins Nos. 147 and 166 of this Station. The production...

Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

1922-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photomultiplier Tube Testing  

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Photomultiplier Tube Testing for the MiniBooNE Experiment B. T. Fleming, L. Bugel, E. Hawker, S. Koutsoliotas, S. McKenney, V. Sandberg, and D. Smith for the MiniBooNE...

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Study of the (e,e'p) quasi-elastic reaction in complex nuclei: theory and experiment  

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Experimental coincidence cross section and transverse-longitudinal asymmetry A{sub TL} have been obtained for the quasielastic (e,e'p) reaction in {sup 16}O, {sup 12}C, and {sup 208}Pb in constant q-? kinematics in the missing momentum range -350 < p{sub miss} < 350 MeV/c. In these experiments, performed in experimental Hall A of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB), the beam energy and the momentum and angle of the scattered electrons were kept fixed, while the angle between the proton momentum and the momentum transfer q was varied in order to map out the missing momentum distribution. The experimental cross section and A{sub TL} asymmetry have been compared with Monte Carlo simulations based on Distorted Wave Impulse Approximation (DWIA) calculations with both relativistic and non-relativistic spinor structure. The spectroscopic factors obtained for both models are in agreement with previous experimental values, while A{sub TL} measurements favor the relativistic DWIA calculation. This thesis describes the details of the experimental setup, the calibration of the spectrometers, the techniques used in the data analysis to derive the final cross sections and the A{sub TL}, the ingredients of the theoretical calculations employed and the comparison of the results with the simulations based on these theoretical models.

Joaquin Lopez Herraiz

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of Transverse-Momentum-Dependent distributions with A Fixed-Target ExpeRiment using the LHC beams (AFTER@LHC)  

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We report on the studies of Transverse-Momentum-Dependent distributions (TMDs) at a future fixed-target experiment --AFTER@LHC-- using the $p^+$ or Pb ion LHC beams, which would be the most energetic fixed-target experiment ever performed. AFTER@LHC opens new domains of particle and nuclear physics by complementing collider-mode experiments, in particular those of RHIC and the EIC projects. Both with an extracted beam by a bent crystal or with an internal gas target, the luminosity achieved by AFTER@LHC surpasses that of RHIC by up to 3 orders of magnitude. With an unpolarised target, it allows for measurements of TMDs such as the Boer-Mulders quark distributions and the distribution of unpolarised and linearly polarised gluons in unpolarised protons. Using polarised targets, one can access the quark and gluon Sivers TMDs through single transverse-spin asymmetries in Drell-Yan and quarkonium production. In terms of kinematics, the fixed-target mode combined with a detector covering $\\eta_{\\rm lab} \\in [1,5]$ ...

Massacrier, L; Arnaldi, R; Brodsky, S J; Chambert, V; Dunnen, W den; Didelez, J P; Genolini, B; Ferreiro, E G; Fleuret, F; Gao, Y; Hadjidakis, C; Hrivnacova, I; Lansberg, J P; Lorc, C; Mikkelsen, R; Pisano, C; Rakotozafindrabe, A; Rosier, P; Schienbein, I; Schlegel, M; Scomparin, E; Trzeciak, B; Uggerhoj, U I; Ulrich, R; Yang, Z

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of strong-field gravity : testing the black hole hypothesis and investigating spin-curvature coupling  

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Observations of gravitational systems agree well with the predictions of general relativity (GR); however, to date we have only tested gravity in the weak-field limit. In the next few years, observational advances may make ...

Vigeland, Sarah Jane

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Advanced Test Reactor Tour  

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The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory is the foremost nuclear materials test reactor in the world. This virtual tour describes the reactor, how experiments are conducted, and how spent nuclear fuel is handled and stored. For more information about INL research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

Miley, Don

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Advanced Test Reactor Tour  

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The Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory is the foremost nuclear materials test reactor in the world. This virtual tour describes the reactor, how experiments are conducted, and how spent nuclear fuel is handled and stored. For more information about INL research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

Miley, Don

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

306

Isotopic effect study in the LHCD and LHH experiments in hydrogen/deuterium plasmas of the FT-2 tokamak  

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Results of comparative experimental studies of the efficiency of lower hybrid current drive (LHCD) and lower hybrid heating (LHH) in the FT-2 tokamak in hydrogen and deuterium plasmas are presented. In the new comparative experimental runs in deuterium/hydrogen plasmas suppression of the LHCD and beginning of the interaction of LH waves with ions is controlled by the plasma density rise. Role of parametric instabilities in CD switch-off is considered. In order to analyze the experimentally observed effect of LHCD the GRILL3D and FRTC codes has been used.

Lashkul, S. I.; Altukhov, A. B.; Gusakov, E. Z.; Dyachenko, V. V.; Esipov, L. A.; Irzak, M. A.; Kantor, M. Yu.; Kouprienko, D. V.; Saveliev, A. N. [A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, 194021, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Shatalin, S. V. [St. Petersburg State Polytekhnical University, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Stepanov, A. Yu. [A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, 194021, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Colorado FRC Experiment  

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A new experiment is under development for the study of turbulence, flow, and cross-field transport in a field-reversed configuration. The facility is a merged-spheromak device driven by magnetized coaxial plasma ...

T. Munsat; C. L. Ellison; A. Light; J. Nuger; W. Willcockson

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND RELIABILITY Softw. Test. Verif. Reliab. (2014)  

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. An industrial case study using reactor protection system software shows that the automatically generated test defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Industrial FBD testing relies mostlySOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND RELIABILITY Softw. Test. Verif. Reliab. (2014) Published online

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Essays in macroeconomics and experiments  

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This dissertation consists of four chapters on empirical and experimental macroeconomics and other experimental topics. Chapter 1 uses a laboratory experiment to test the predictions of a dynamic global game designed to ...

Shurchkov, Olga

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Effects of flying height deviations on glide height tests for manufacturing hard disks  

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In this study, theoretical analysis and experiments were carried out to investigate the effects of avalanche-point deviation and the deviation between the calibration and test-flying heights during the glide head...

Z.W. Zhong; Z. Zheng

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

LCA experiences in Danish industry  

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A study has been performed on Danish industrys experiences with LCA. Twenty-six enterprises from different sectors conpleted ... learning phase, and experiences with full-blown LCAs are sparse. Expectations of ...

Ole Broberg; Per Christensen

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature turbine technology program. Phase II. Technology test and support studies. Annual technical progress report, January 1, 1979-December 31, 1979  

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Work performed on the High Temperature Turbine Technology Program, Phase II - Technology Test and Support Studies during the period from January 1, 1979 through December 31, 1979 is summarized. Objectives of the program elements as well as technical progress and problems encountered during this Phase II annual reporting period are presented. Progress on design, fabrication and checkout of test facilities and test rigs is described. LP turbine cascade tests were concluded. 350 hours of testing were conducted on the LP rig engine first with clean distillate fuel and then with fly ash particulates injected into the hot gas stream. Design and fabrication of the turbine spool technology rig components are described. TSTR 60/sup 0/ sector combustor rig fabrication and testing are reviewed. Progress in the design and fabrication of TSTR cascade rig components for operation on both distillate fuel and low Btu gas is described. The new coal-derived gaseous fuel synthesizing facility is reviewed. Results and future plans for the supporting metallurgical programs are discussed.

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Emplacing experience  

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We propose that understandings of the role of space and place in everyday life are of value to designing the environment of Role Playing Games (RPGs). We compare aspects of space and place in spatial experiences while moving through terrains in physical ... Keywords: place, space, video games

David Browning; Steven Stanley; Michael Fryer; Nicola J Bidwell

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an evaluation methodology for immersive learning experiences in a virtual world  

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research findings and meeting international colleagues. Such applications also have an even greater dimensional framework [4]. The study undertaken aimed to test the efficacy of the evaluation methodology of these activities and experience and the approach advocated here builds upon an incremental testing and evaluation

Magoulas, George D.

315

Simulation studies of the Cl{sup -}+ CH{sub 3}I S{sub N}2 nucleophilic substitution reaction: Comparison with ion imaging experiments  

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In the previous work of Mikosch et al.[Science 319, 183 (2008)], ion imaging experiments were used to study the Cl{sup -}+ CH{sub 3}I {yields} ClCH{sub 3}+ I{sup -} reaction at collision energies E{sub rel} of 0.39, 0.76, 1.07, and 1.9 eV. For the work reported here MP2(fc)/ECP/d direct dynamics simulations were performed to obtain an atomistic understanding of the experiments. There is good agreement with the experimental product energy and scattering angle distributions for the highest three E{sub rel}, and at these energies 80% or more of the reaction is direct, primarily occurring by a rebound mechanism with backward scattering. At 0.76 eV there is a small indirect component, with isotropic scattering, involving formation of the pre- and post-reaction complexes. All of the reaction is direct at 1.07 eV. Increasing E{sub rel} to 1.9 eV opens up a new indirect pathway, the roundabout mechanism. The product energy is primarily partitioned into relative translation for the direct reactions, but to CH{sub 3}Cl internal energy for the indirect reactions. The roundabout mechanism transfers substantial energy to CH{sub 3}Cl rotation. At E{sub rel}= 0.39 eV both the experimental product energy partitioning and scattering are statistical, suggesting the reaction is primarily indirect with formation of the pre- and post-reaction complexes. However, neither MP2 nor BhandH/ECP/d simulations agree with experiment and, instead, give reaction dominated by direct processes as found for the higher collision energies. Decreasing the simulation E{sub rel} to 0.20 eV results in product energy partitioning and scattering which agree with the 0.39 eV experiment. The sharp transition from a dominant direct to indirect reaction as E{sub rel} is lowered from 0.39 to 0.20 eV is striking. The lack of agreement between the simulations and experiment for E{sub rel}= 0.39 eV may result from a distribution of collision energies in the experiment and/or a shortcoming in both the MP2 and BhandH simulations. Increasing the reactant rotational temperature from 75 to 300 K for the 1.9 eV collisions, results in more rotational energy in the CH{sub 3}Cl product and a larger fraction of roundabout trajectories. Even though a ClCH{sub 3}-I{sup -} post-reaction complex is not formed and the mechanistic dynamics are not statistical, the roundabout mechanism gives product energy partitioning in approximate agreement with phase space theory.

Zhang Jiaxu [Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Lourderaj, Upakarasamy; Sun Rui; Hase, William L. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1061 (United States); Mikosch, Jochen [National Research Council of Canada, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1AOR6 (Canada); Wester, Roland [Institut fur Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25/3, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria)

2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaginal and emotional experiences in pleasure-oriented IT usage: A hedonic consumption perspective  

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Based on the marketing theory of hedonic consumption, this study examines the effects of six types of imaginal and emotional experiences on using pleasure-oriented IT. Associated hypotheses are tested using questionnaire responses from 443 online game ... Keywords: Arousal, Behavioral intention, Emotional experience, Enjoyment, Escapism, Hedonic IT, Hedonic consumption perspective, Imaginal experience, Perceived ease of use, Perceived usefulness, Playfulness, Pleasure-oriented IT, Productivity-oriented IT, System usage, TAM, Utilitarian IT

Jiming Wu; Clyde Holsapple

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments  

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Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Testing and Analysis Overview Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments MAX NSTF SNAKE Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 We perform experiments simulating reactor core melt phenomena in which molten core debris ("corium") erodes the concrete floor of a containment building. This occurred during the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident though the extent of concrete damage is yet unknown. This video shows the top view of a churning molten pool of uranium oxide at 2000°C (3600°F) seen during an experiment at Argonne. Corium behaves much like lava.

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Experiment Hazard Class 11 - Hydrogen  

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1 - Hydrogen 1 - Hydrogen Applicability This hazard classification applies to all experiments and processes involving the use of gaseous hydrogen. This class includes work performed in the Experiment Hall Beamline Stations and any preparatory/setup/testing work performed in the LOM laboratories. Other hazard controls such as fire protection and life safety regulations may apply to experiments of this hazard class. A summary of controls for hydrogen use is available in the hydrogen summary document. Experiment Category Experiments involving previously reviewed hazard controls qualify for categorized as medium risk. Experiments involving new equipment or modified hazard control schemes are categorized as high risk. Experiment Hazard Control Verification Statements Engineered Controls - Applicable controls for storage and use of

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BNL | Active ATF Experiments  

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by Self-Wakefield at the ATF. Spokesperson: S. AntipovA. Kanareikin (2012) AF58 - ERL BPM Test. Spokesperson: R. Michnoff, BNL (C-AD), feasibility study AE59 - Inverse Compton...

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Lead (Pb) adsorption study by batch equilibrium tests with unconsolidated material: Eldorado Paulista city (Ribeira Valley - SP).  

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??The known history of contamination by galena (PbS) mining liabilities from Ribeira Valley region (SP) provides importance to the Pb adsorption study in order to (more)

Bianca de Carvalho Munhoz Silva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Advanced Test Reactor Demonstration Case Study  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about LWR design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the RISMC Pathway R&D is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management with the aim to improve economics, reliability, and sustain safety of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced RISMC toolkit that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. This report describes the RISMC methodology demonstration where the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) was used as a test-bed for purposes of determining safety margins. As part of the demonstration, we describe how both the thermal-hydraulics and probabilistic safety calculations are integrated and used to quantify margin management strategies.

Curtis Smith; David Schwieder; Cherie Phelan; Anh Bui; Paul Bayless

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long term experiences with HDD SCR Catalysts | Department of...  

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term experiences with HDD SCR Catalysts Long term experiences with HDD SCR Catalysts Test bench results and on-road experiences of more than 1 million km offer comparisons of...

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Fusion oriented plasma research in Bangladesh: theoretical study on low-frequency dust modes and edge plasma control experiment in tandem mirror  

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A collaboration with a Japanese institute in the field of plasmawall interaction and dusty plasma has been formed in order to understand the physical properties of edge plasma. Results of the theoretical study on dusty plasma and the experimental study on GAMMA10 plasma are presented in this paper. Part A deals with the results obtained from the theoretical investigation of the properties and excitation of low-frequency electrostatic dust modes, e.g. the dust-acoustic (DA) and dust-lower-hybrid (DLH) waves, using the fluid models. In this study, dust grain charge is considered as a dynamic variable in streaming magnetized dusty plasmas with a background of neutral atoms. Dust charge fluctuation, collisional and streaming effects on DA and DLH modes are discussed. Part B deals with the results of the plasma control experiment in a non-axisymmetric magnetic field region of the anchor cell of GAMMA10. The observations, which indicate the comparatively low-temperature plasma formation in the anchor cell, are explained from the viewpoint of enhanced outgassing from the wall due to the interaction of the drifted-out ions. The drifting of ions is thought to be due to the effect of a local non-axisymmetric magnetic field. Experimental results on the control of the wallplasma interaction by covering the flux tube of a non-axisymmetric magnetic field region by conducting plates are given. Possible influences of the asymmetric magnetic field and conducting plates on the GAMMA10 plasma parameters are discussed.

Md. Khairul Islam; Mohammed Salimullah; Kiyoshi Yatsu; Yousuke Nakashima; Yuki Ishimoto

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motion tests of a twin-hulled semi-submersible  

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Experimental studies have been carried out on the motions of the model platform under intact, progressive flooding and post flooding conditions. During these extensive experimental studies, two wave heading angles, which are head and beam seas, were taken into account and the motion experiments were repeated for two different GMs. Before the model tests under intact, progressive flooding and post flooding conditions, inclination tests and natural period tests were carried out in order to identify the actual GM of the model and to measure the natural heave, roll and pitch periods of the model. Instrumentation for motion response experiments is described. Descriptions of calibration procedures, motion records and the motion test procedure are given in detail. Only a few of about 110 individual experimental runs performed to measure heave, sway, surge, roll, pitch and yaw motions as well as the flooding mass versus flooding time are presented and discussed.

M. Sylemez

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cygnus Performance in Subcritical Experiments  

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The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources with the following specifications: 4-rad dose at 1 m, 1-mm spot size, 50-ns pulse length, 2.25-MeV endpoint energy. The facility is located in an underground tunnel complex at the Nevada Test Site. Here SubCritical Experiments (SCEs) are performed to study the dynamic properties of plutonium. The Cygnus sources were developed as a primary diagnostic for these tests. Since SCEs are single-shot, high-value events - reliability and reproducibility are key issues. Enhanced reliability involves minimization of failure modes through design, inspection, and testing. Many unique hardware and operational features were incorporated into Cygnus to insure reliability. Enhanced reproducibility involves normalization of shot-to-shot output also through design, inspection, and testing. The first SCE to utilize Cygnus, Armando, was executed on May 25, 2004. A year later, April - May 2005, calibrations using a plutonium step wedge were performed. The results from this series were used for more precise interpretation of the Armando data. In the period February - May 2007 Cygnus was fielded on Thermos, which is a series of small-sample plutonium shots using a one-dimensional geometry. Pulsed power research generally dictates frequent change in hardware configuration. Conversely, SCE applications have typically required constant machine settings. Therefore, while operating during the past four years we have accumulated a large database for evaluation of machine performance under highly consistent operating conditions. Through analysis of this database Cygnus reliability and reproducibility on Armando, Step Wedge, and Thermos is presented.

G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, S. Lutz, C. Mitton, et al.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatability Study Operational Testing Program and Implementation Plan for the Gunite and Associated Tanks at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

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To support future decision making of the Gunite and Associated Tanks (GAAT) Operable Unit (OU) remedy selection, the Department of Energy (DOE) is performing a Treatability Study (TS), consistent with the EPA guidance for Comprehensive Environmental Response, compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) treatability studies. The study will inform stakeholders about various waste removal technologies and the cost of potential remediation approaches, particularly the cost associated with sluicing and the reduction in risk to human health and the environment from tank content removal. As part of the GAAT OU remedy, a series of studies and technology tests will be preformed. These may address one or more of the following areas, characterization, removal, treatment, and transfer of wastes stored in the GAAT OU.

NONE

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Depth-sensing indentation tests in studying plastic instabilities N.Q. Chinh, J. Gubicza, Zs. Kovacs, and J. Lendvai  

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motivations of this development are the follow- ing: (i) the optical evaluation of extremely small inden allows the study of changes in the hardness during deformation under load (dynamic hardness), and (iv) the penetration or the loading rate, which affect the hardness value, can be selected and con- trolled during

Gubicza, Jenõ

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Examining the Testing Effect with Open-and Closed-Book Tests  

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Examining the Testing Effect with Open- and Closed-Book Tests POOJA K. AGARWAL*, JEFFREY D. Louis, St. Louis, USA SUMMARY Two experiments examined the testing effect with open-book tests, in which students view notes and textbooks while taking the test, and closed-book tests, in which students take

McDermott, Kathleen

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Combustion testing and heat recovery study: Frank E. Van Lare Wastewater Treatment Plant, Monroe County. Final report  

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The objectives of the study were to record and analyze sludge management operations data and sludge incinerator combustion data; ascertain instrumentation and control needs; calculate heat balances for the incineration system; and determine the feasibility of different waste-heat recovery technologies for the Frank E. Van Lare (FEV) Wastewater Treatment Plant. As an integral part of this study, current and pending federal and state regulations were evaluated to establish their impact on furnace operation and subsequent heat recovery. Of significance is the effect of the recently promulgated Federal 40 CFR Part 503 regulations on the FEV facility. Part 503 regulations were signed into law in November 1992, and, with some exceptions, affected facilities must be in compliance by February 19, 1994. Those facilities requiring modifications or upgrades to their incineration or air pollution control equipment to meet Part 503 regulations must be in compliance by February 19, 1995.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The design, construction, and testing of a nuclear fuel rod thermal simulation system to study gallium/Zircaloy interactions  

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friends for their unending support and patience during this project. Thank you so much! NOMENCLATURE Abbreviations and Acronyms WGPu- weapons grade plutonium DOE- Department of Energy MOX- mixed oxide fuel WG MOX- weapons grade MOX fuel LWR- light... to be employed were immobilization and fissioning the WGPu as mixed oxide (MOX) fuel in commercial power reactors. Both approaches have many advantages and disadvantages and are currently being studied by scientists and engineers all over the world. The use...

Allison, Christopher Curtis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Development of a Test Facility to Study Two-Phase Steam/Water Flow in Porous Media  

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The concept of relative permeability is the key concept in extending Darcy's law for single phase flow through porous media to the two-phase flow regime. Relative permeability functions are needed for simulation studies of two-phase geothermal reservoirs. These are poorly known inspite of considerable theoretical and experimental investigations during the last decade. Since no conclusive results exist, many investigators use ad hoc parametrization, or adopt results obtined from flow of oil and gas (Corey, 1954). It has been shown by Reda and Eaton (1980) that this can lead to serious deficiencies. Sensitivity of the relative permeability curves for prediction of mass flow rate and flowing enthalpy into geothermal wells has been studied by many investigators (e.g. Eaton and Reda (1980), Bodvarsson et al (1980), Sun and Ershagi (1979) etc.). It can be concluded from these studies that the beehavior of a two-phase steam/water reservoir depends greatly on the relative permeability curves used. Hence, there exists a need for obtaining reliable relative permeability functions.

Verma, Ashok K.; Pruess, Karsten; Bodvarsson, G.S.; Tsang, C.F.; Witherspoon, Paul A.

1983-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

332

FLORIDA TOWER FOOTPRINT EXPERIMENTS  

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The Florida Footprint experiments were a series of field programs in which perfluorocarbon tracers were released in different configurations centered on a flux tower to generate a data set that can be used to test transport and dispersion models. These models are used to determine the sources of the CO{sub 2} that cause the fluxes measured at eddy covariance towers. Experiments were conducted in a managed slash pine forest, 10 km northeast of Gainesville, Florida, in 2002, 2004, and 2006 and in atmospheric conditions that ranged from well mixed, to very stable, including the transition period between convective conditions at midday to stable conditions after sun set. There were a total of 15 experiments. The characteristics of the PFTs, details of sampling and analysis methods, quality control measures, and analytical statistics including confidence limits are presented. Details of the field programs including tracer release rates, tracer source configurations, and configuration of the samplers are discussed. The result of this experiment is a high quality, well documented tracer and meteorological data set that can be used to improve and validate canopy dispersion models.

WATSON,T.B.; DIETZ, R.N.; WILKE, R.; HENDREY, G.; LEWIN, K.; NAGY, J.; LECLERC, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of magnetic mirror systems for nuclear testing applications  

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Several system studies have concluded that the small size and steady state nature of magnetic mirror systems provide attractive features for nuclear-testing applications. The principle shortcoming of mirror systems is their small data base relative to that of tokamaks. This paper summarizes the present data base and describes experiments that could be carried out with small modifications of existing facilities to explore plasma physics issues associated with the production of high neutron fluxes in magnetic mirror configurations. The experiments would demonstrate physics principles important to such future applications of fusion power neutrons as blanket testing, tritium production, fissile fuel production, or decontamination of high-level radioactive nuclear-reactor wastes.

Simonen, T.C.; Futch, A.H.; Kaiser, T.B.

1986-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Gross decontamination experiment report  

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A Gross Decontamination Experiment was conducted on various levels and surfaces of the TMI - Unit 2 reactor building in March 1982. The polar crane, D-rings, missile shields, refueling canals, refueling bridges, equipment, and elevations 305' and 347'-6'' were flushed with low pressure water. Additionally, floor surfaces on elevation 305' and floor surfaces and major pieces of equipment on elevation 347'-6'' were sprayed with high pressure water. Selective surfaces were decontaminated with a mechanical scrubber and chemicals. Strippable coating was tested and evaluated on equipment and floor surfaces. The effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of several decontamination techniques were established for the large, complex decontamination effort. Various decontamination equipment was evaluated and its effectiveness was documented. Decontamination training and procedures were documented and evaluated, as were the support system and organization for the experiment.

Mason, R.; Kinney, K.; Dettorre, J.; Gilbert, V.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equivalence principle and experimental tests of gravitational spin effects  

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We study the possibility of experimentally testing the manifestations of the equivalence principle in spin-gravity interactions. We reconsider the earlier experimental data and get the first experimental bound on the anomalous gravitomagnetic moment. The spin coupling to the Earth's rotation may also be explored at the extensions of neutron electric-dipole-moment and g-2 experiments. The spin coupling to terrestrial gravity produces a considerable effect which may be discovered at the planned deuteron electric-dipole-moment experiment. The Earth's rotation should also be taken into account in optical experiments in search of axionlike particles.

Silenko, Alexander J.; Teryaev, Oleg V. [Institute of Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University, Minsk 220080 (Belarus); Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna 141980 (Russian Federation)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

336

Tests of QCD at LEP  

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The four experiments, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL at LEP, have performed a large number of precise measurements to test Quantum Chromodynamics. The strong coupling constant has been measured with high precision:? ...

Sunanda Banerjee

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Mobile Testing  

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Mobile apps are everywhere. Some apps entertain and others enable business transactions. Apps increasingly interact with complex IT landscapes. For example, a banking app on a mobile device acts as a front end that invokes services on a back-end server ... Keywords: mobile apps, mobile devices, software quality management, software testing, test automation, test strategy

Klaus Haller

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an experiment to study the effects of transverse stress on the critical current of a niobium-tin superconducting cable  

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Superconducting magnets will play a central role for the success of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). ITER is a current driven plasma experiment that could set a milestone towards the demonstration ...

Chiesa, Luisa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Scattering Measurements in the MICE Experiment  

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The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE), under construction at RAL, will test a prototype cooling channel for a future Neutrino Factory or Muon Collider. The cooling channel aims to achieve, using liquid hydrogen absorbers, a 10% reduction in transverse emittance. The change in 4D emittance will be determined with an accuracy of 1% by measuring muons individually. Step IV of MICE will make the first precise emittance-reduction measurements of the experiment. Simulation studies using G4MICE, based on GEANT4, find a significant difference in multiple scattering in low Z materials, compared with the standard expression quoted by the Particle Data Group. Direct measurement of multiple scattering using the scintillating-fibre trackers is found to be possible, but requires the measurement resolution to be unfolded from the data.

Carlisle, T.; Cobb, J.; /Oxford U.; Neuffer, D.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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W-1 SLSF post-test data analysis. Part 1. Thermal hydraulic analysis. [LMFBR  

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Four types of tests were performed: (1) a decay heat transient test, (2) Loss-of-Piping-Integrity (LOPI) tests, (3) Boiling Window Tests (BWT), and (4) a fuel pin dryout and failure test. In addition, preliminary tests were run to check systems performance, instrumentation performance and test section heat balance. The objective of the decay heat test was to determine the decay heat transfer characteristics of fresh fuel pins with subcooled sodium. The objective of the LOPI experiments was to test the thermal behavior of fuel pins with four different fuel conditions subjected to the same transient. The transient was designed to simulate a rapid flow decrease as a result of pipe rupture followed by a reactor scram. The objective of the Boiling Window Tests was to study boiling initiation and progression of boiling within the fuel pin bundle.

Knight, D.D.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience with hydrotreater computer control  

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Part of a series of articles on actual operating experience with computer control, this article describes the control strategies and results of a hydrotreater computer control project. A new computer-based control system was installed in Gulf Canada's lube oil plant at Clarkson, Ontario. This plant is designed to produce 10 Mbpd of high quality lubricating oils using Gulf's new lube hydrotreating process. The following sections present a process description, a description of the control objectives, the control functions designed to meet those objectives, and a summary of the performance documented to date. In June 1980, Gulf conducted a feasibility study for computer control of their lube oil process, and the results of that study indicated that control of the heart of the process, the hydrotreater reactor and fractionation section, would yield significant economic benefit. In October 1980, Gulf reviewed a detailed design based on the control functions defined in the earlier study. After the desired functions were refined to Gulf's specification, control programming began at the Houston computer staging site. The applications software was demonstrated in Houston in May 1981, and integrated into the same computer on-site at Clarkson in July 1981. The system linked to an existing microprocessorbased hardware data acquisition and control system. Control commissioning and initial tuning were finished by mid-December 1981. Final tuning and testing were done in mid-January 1982, when the project was completed successfully, within budget and ahead of schedule.

Martin, G.D.; Cassaday, K.M.; VanHorn, L.D.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment Design and Analysis Guide - Neutronics & Physics  

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The purpose of this guide is to provide a consistent, standardized approach to performing neutronics/physics analysis for experiments inserted into the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). This document provides neutronics/physics analysis guidance to support experiment design and analysis needs for experiments irradiated in the ATR. This guide addresses neutronics/physics analysis in support of experiment design, experiment safety, and experiment program objectives and goals. The intent of this guide is to provide a standardized approach for performing typical neutronics/physics analyses. Deviation from this guide is allowed provided that neutronics/physics analysis details are properly documented in an analysis report.

Misti A Lillo

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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METC ceramic corrosion/erosion studies: turbine-material screening tests in high-temperature, low-Btu, coal-derived-gas combustion products  

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The Morgantown Energy Technology Center, through its Ceramics Corrosion/Erosion Studies, has participated in the United States Department of Energy's High-Temperature Turbine Technology Program, Ceramic Technology Readiness. The program's overall objective is to advance the turbine firing temperature to a range of 2600/sup 0/ to 3000/sup 0/F (1700 to 1922K) with a reasonable service life using coal or coal-derived fuel. The Ceramics Corrosion/Erosion Studies' major objective was to conduct a screening test for several ceramic materials to assess their probability of survival in turbine applications. The materials were exposed to combustion products from low heating value coal-derived gas and air at several high temperatures and velocities. The combustion product composition and temperatures simulated actual environment that may be found in stationary power generating gas turbines except for the pressure levels. The results of approximately 1000 hours of accumulative exposure time of material at the specific test conditions are presented in this report.

Nakaishi, C.V.; Waltermire, D.M.; Hawkins, L.W.; Jarrett, T.L.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the Capstone Depleted Uranium Study of Aerosols from Impact with Armored Vehicles: Test Setup and Aerosol Generation, Characterization, and Application in Assessing Dose and Risk  

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The Capstone Depleted Uranium (DU) Aerosol Characterization and Risk Assessment Study was conducted to generate data about DU aerosols generated during the perforation of armored combat vehicles with large-caliber DU penetrators, and to apply the data in assessments of human health risks to personnel exposed to these aerosols, primarily through inhalation, during the 1991 Gulf War or in future military operations. The Capstone study consisted of two components: 1) generating, sampling and characterizing DU aerosols by firing at and perforating combat vehicles and 2) applying the source-term quantities and characteristics of the aerosols to the evaluation of doses and risks. This paper reviews the background of the study including the bases for the study, previous reviews of DU particles and health assessments from DU used by the U.S. military, the objectives of the study components, the participants and oversight teams, and the types of exposures it was intended to evaluate. It then discusses exposure scenarios used in the dose and risk assessment and provides an overview of how the field tests and dose and risk assessments were conducted.

Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Guilmette, Raymond A.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS Advance Test Reactor Class Waiver  

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

Advance Test Reactor Class Waiver Advance Test Reactor Class Waiver W(C)-2008-004 The Advanced Test Reactor (A TR) is a pressurized water test reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that operates at low pressure and temperature. The ATR was originally designed to study the effects of intense radiation on reactor material and fuels . It has a "Four Leaf Clover" design that allows a diverse array of testing locations. The unique design allows for different flux in various locations and specialized systems also allow for certain experiments to be run at their own temperature and pressure. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designated the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) in April 2007. This designation will allow the ATR to

346

Feature - Testing the Tesla  

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Testing the Tesla Testing the Tesla Tesla test Technician Geoff Amann takes the Tesla.through a driving cycle on Argonne's dynamometers. Argonne transportation engineers recently evaluated an all-electric Tesla Roadster at the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility's new two-wheel drive dynamometer laboratory. Data obtained from the Tesla will help researchers develop test procedures that provide an unbiased, consistent and practical approach to evaluating electric vehicles. "As we study these advanced vehicles, our knowledge base of the progression of vehicle electrification technology is enhanced," said chief engineer Mike Duoba. "In a rigorous, controlled manner, we are able to study many vehicle operating conditions to determine the impact on fuel consumption.

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Preliminary simulations of planned experiments to study the impact of trace gases on the capacity of the Weyburn-Midale field to store carbon dioxide  

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The CO{sub 2} stream injecting into the Weyburn-Midale field can be generally classified as a reducing stream with residual H{sub 2}S and low-molecular weight hydrocarbons. The composition of the CO{sub 2} gas stream from the Dakota Gasification Company is reported to be 95% CO{sub 2}, 4% hydrocarbons, and 1% H{sub 2}S by volume (Huxley 2006). In addition to the H{sub 2}S introduced at the injection wells, significant concentrations of H{sub 2}S are thought to have been produced in-situ by sulfate reducing bacteria from previous water floods for enhanced oil production. Produced gas compositions range in H{sub 2}S concentrations from 1 to 6 volume percent. The produced gas, including the trace impurities, is re-injected into the field. Although there is no evidence for inorganic reduction of SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} to H{sub 2}S at the Weyburn-Midale field, Sitchler and Kazuba (2009) suggest that SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} can be inorganically reduced to elemental sulfur in highly reducing environments based on a natural analog study of the Madison Formation in Wyoming. They propose that elevated concentrations of CO{sub 2} dissolve anhydrite to produce the sulfate that is then reduced. Oxidizing CO{sub 2} streams with residual O{sub 2} and SO{sub 2} typical of streams captured from oxyfuel and post combustion processes are not presently an issue at the Weyburn-Midale field. However it is possible that the oxidizing CO{sub 2} streams may be injected in the future in carbonate reservoirs similar to the Weyburn-Midale field. To date there are few modeling and experimental studies that have explored the impact of impurity gases in CO{sub 2} streams targeted for geologic storage (Gale 2009). Jacquemet et al (2009) reviewed select geochemical modeling studies that explored the impact of SO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S impurities in the waste streams (Gunter et al., 2000, Knauss et al., 2005, Xu et al., 2007). These studies collectively show that SO{sub 2} significantly reduces the pH when oxidized to H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} causing enhanced dissolution of carbonate minerals and some sulfate mineral precipitation. Low pH results in higher mineral solubility and faster dissolution rates and is thought to enhance porosity and permeability near the injection well when trace amounts of SO{sub 2} is injected with CO{sub 2}. The impact of H{sub 2}S on storage reservoir performance appears to more subtle. Knauss et al (2005) report no significant impacts of injection of CO{sub 2} gas streams with and without H{sub 2}S (1 M Pascal H{sub 2}S + 8.4 M Pascal CO{sub 2}) in simulations of CO{sub 2} storage in the Frio sandstone formation. Geochemical reactions for H{sub 2}S impurities include enhance field alkalinity and reaction with iron bearing minerals that may delay breakthrough of H{sub 2}S relative to CO{sub 2}. Emberley et al. (2005) report that half of the alkalinity measured at monitoring wells at the Weyburn-Midale field is due to HS{sup -}. Schoonen and Xu (2004) report that H{sub 2}S can be sequestered as pyrite in sandstones and carbonates by dissolving iron hydroxides and iron-bearing clays. Similarly, Gunter et al (2000) propose the that siderite converts to iron sulfides when it is reacted with H{sub 2}S. The geochemical reactions between H{sub 2}S and iron bearing minerals together with the high solubility of H{sub 2}S relative to CO{sub 2} may contribute to the delayed break though of H{sub 2}S in experiments. A few core flood experiments have shown that the injection of supercritical CO{sub 2} into carbonate aquifers has the potential to significantly alter the porosity in the absence of trace gases such as SO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S. Luquot and Gouze (2009) documented a 2% porosity increase in carbonate cores when rock-water interactions were transport limited and solution concentrations were closer to equilibrium and a 4% porosity increase when rock-water interactions were reaction limited and solution compositions were further from equilibrium. Similarly Le Guen et al (2007) used x-ray micro-tomography and geochemistry to show that porosity signific

Carroll, S; Hao, Y

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Testing of Simulation (Game) to Illustrate Basic Principles of Integrated Project Delivery and Target Value Design: A First Run Study  

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? response for TVD ........................................... 54 Figure 36 Krusal-Wallis test results for IPD ........................................................... 56 Figure 37 Krusal-Wallis test for TVD...? response for TVD ........................................... 54 Figure 36 Krusal-Wallis test results for IPD ........................................................... 56 Figure 37 Krusal-Wallis test for TVD...

Munankami, Manish 1972-

2012-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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GCFR thermal-hydraulic experiments  

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The thermal-hydraulic experimental studies performed and planned for the Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (GCFR) core assemblies are described. The experiments consist of basic studies performed to obtain correlations, and bundle experiments which provide input for code validation and design verification. These studies have been performed and are planned at European laboratories, US national laboratories, Universities in the US, and at General Atomic Company

Schlueter, G.; Baxi, C.B.; Dalle Donne, M.; Gat, U.; Fenech, H.; Hanson, D.; Hudina, M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Announced United States nuclear tests, July 1945--December 1990  

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This document lists chronologically and alphabetically by event name all nuclear tests conducted and announced by the United States from July 1945 to December 1990 with the exception of the GMX experiments. Discussion is included on test dates, test series, test yields, test locations, test types and purposes, test totals for Nevada Test Site (NTS) detection of radioactivity from NTS events, and categorization of NTS nuclear tests. Briefly discussed are agreements between the US and the Soviet Union regarding test banning. (MB)

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

The Phenix ultimate natural convection test  

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The French sodium cooled fast reactor Phenix was shut down in 2009 after 35 years of operation. Before decommissioning, a final set of tests were performed by the CEA during 9 months. Several topics were involved such as thermal hydraulics, core physics and fuel behaviour. Among these ultimate experiments, two thermal hydraulic tests were performed: an asymmetrical test consisting in a trip of one secondary pump and a natural convection test in the primary circuit. Recognizing the unique opportunity offered by these Phenix ultimate tests, IAEA decided in 2007 to launch a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) devoted to benchmarking analyses with system codes on the Phenix natural convection test. One objective of the natural convection test in Phenix reactor is the assessment of the CATHARE system code for safety studies on future and advanced sodium cooled fast reactors. The aim of this paper is to describe this test, which was performed on June 22-23, 2009, and the associated benchmark specifications for the CRP work. The paper reminds briefly the Phenix reactor with the main physical parameters and the instrumentation used during the natural convection test. After that, the test scenario is described: - initial state at a power of 120 MWth, - test beginning resulting from a manual dry out of the two steam generators, - manual scram, - manual trip on the three primary pumps without back-up by pony motors, - setting and development of natural convection in the primary circuit, in a first phase without significant heat sink in the secondary circuits and in a second phase with significant heat sink in the secondary circuits, by opening the casing of steam generators to create an efficient heat sink, by air natural circulation in the steam generators casing. The benchmark case ends after this second phase, which corresponds to the experimental test duration of nearly 7 hours. The paper presents also the benchmark specifications data supplied by the CEA to all participants of this CRP in order to perform calculations (core, primary circuit, primary pumps, IHX, shutdown system, operating parameters, test scenario and real test conditions). Finally, main test results and analyses are presented including the evolution of the core and of the heat exchangers inlet and outlet temperatures, and some local temperature measurements. The natural convection has been easily set up in the pool type reactor Phenix with different boundary conditions at the secondary side, with or without heat sink. The data obtained during this unique test represent some very useful and precious results for the development of SFR in a wide range of thematic such as numerical methods dedicated to thermal-hydraulics safety analyses (system codes, CFD codes and coupling system and CFD codes) and instrumentation. (authors)

Gauthe, P. [CEA, DER, SESI, F-13108, Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Pialla, D.; Tenchine, D. [CEA, DEN, STMF, F-38054, Grenoble (France); Vasile, A. [CEA, DER, SESI, F-13108, Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Rochwerger, D. [CEA, DEN, DEIM, F-30207, Bagnols-sur-Ceze (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of recent ANL safety experiments in SLSF and TREAT. [LMFBR  

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Among the recent significant in-pile experiments conducted by ANL are Sodium Loop Safety Facility (SLSF) experiment P4 in the Engineering Test Facility (ETR) and TREAT experiments F3, F4, and J1. The P4 experiment, which had three heat-generating flow blockages each installed in six coolant channels in a 37-pin bundle of FTR (Fast Test Reactor)-type fuel elements, investigated the bounding consequences of severe local faults. The principal objectives were to eject molten fuel into the bundle geometry and, during subsequent extended operation, to characterize the behavior of (and response of instrumentation to) any subsequent blockage growth; secondary objectives included characterizing the severity of any molten-fuel/coolant interaction and the response of the coolant. The F3 and F4 experiments in TREAT were phenomenological tests to study the fuel-column disruption mode in loss-of-flow accidents. The J1 experiment was the first slow period (approx. 10 s) transient overpower experiment done in TREAT. Results of these experiments will be presented.

Klickman, A.E.; Thompson, D.H.; Ragland, W.A.; Wright, A.E.; Palm, R.G.; Page, R.J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional assessment of environmental equity through GIS-based clustering and non-parametric statistical testing: a case study of Dallas County, Texas, USA  

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Previous GIS-based methods for assessing regional environmental equity issues tended to simplify the definition of impact area for a hazardous site by either directly adopting the pre-existing census unit or constructing a buffer with an arbitrary radius. Subsequent spatial analyses based on such a simplification support rather limited statistical analysis. The present paper reviews this methodological issue and proposes a more robust method combining statistical clustering, spatial overlay analysis, and non-parametric statistical testing for regional equity assessment. In this method, impact areas for individual population groups are derived through statistical clustering based on the internal data structure of multiple demographic variables, and facilities are tallied within each cluster zone to support a valid chi-square test. A case study on Dallas County, Texas, USA, demonstrated the advantages of this method, including data self-organisation for case-specific analysis, avoidance of arbitrariness of impact area definition, ability to provide a comprehensive evaluation based on multiple demographic characteristics, and statistical comparability with highly skewed data distribution.

Minhe Ji; T.S. Sunil

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Tests of time reversal in neutron?nucleus scattering  

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Experiments to test time?reversal invariance are discussed. The experiments are based on observables constructed from the momentum and spin vectors of epithermal neutrons and from the spin of an aligned or polarized target. It is shown that the proposed tests are detailed balance tests of time?reversal invariance. The status of the experiments is briefly reviewed.

J. David Bowman

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL | Physics | Dynamic Plutonium Experiments  

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Dynamic plutonium experiments Dynamic plutonium experiments Since the end of nuclear testing the nation has had to rely on sophisticated computer models to ensure the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile. This program is known as science-based stockpile stewardship. Despite possessing the world's fastest computers and most advanced modeling capability, the behavior of materials under dynamic loads that occur in a nuclear weapon are difficult to accurately model. The Dynamic Plutonium experimental program carries out experiments at the Nevada National Security Site on plutonium driven by high explosives. These experiments are needed to measure and understand the behavior of plutonium under extreme conditions. Physics Division has unique capabilities in high-speed x-ray imaging and velocimetry (measuring the

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Radiological Conditions at Bikini Atoll: Prospects for ResettlementRadiological Conditions at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan: Preliminary assessment and recommendations for further study  

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Radiological Conditions at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan: Preliminary assessment and recommendations for further study Radiological Assessment Reports Series 1998 (Vienna: IAEA) 43 pp 200 Austr. Sch. ISBN 92 0 104098 9 These two reports stem from requests to the IAEA, from the local Government Authorities, for help and advice in assessing the radiological situations at two former nuclear weapons testing sites. Both reports have similar general structures - a discussion of the geographical context of the sites; a summary of the weapon tests, and their continuing impacts on the local populations; the basis for the IAEA programme; radiological concepts and criteria in the context of the residual contamination arising from the tests, and specifically the bases for intervention and remediation; assessments of the present and future radiation exposures of the actual/potential residents of the areas; and conclusions and recommendations. Because the indigenous Bikinian population is at present relocated elsewhere in the Marshall Islands archipelago, the report for Bikini Atoll is essentially concerned with an assessment of the current radiological situation, the prospects for resettlement, and the justification and available strategies for remedial action to reassure the Bikinians that it would be safe to return. Since the cessation of testing at the atoll in July 1958, there have been continuing radiological surveys of the local environment - the latest being the Marshall Islands Nationwide Radiological Study under an International Scientific Advisory Panel. The Panel report was not accepted by the Marshall Islands Government, who then requested the IAEA to carry out an independent peer review. The IAEA assessment (with some corroboratory data from a monitoring mission) confirmed the estimate of 15 mSv a-1 for the total potential dose rate to individuals relying entirely on locally produced foodstuffs, mainly from 137Cs in coconuts and other fruits. An examination of existing guidelines and practice concluded that 10 mSv a-1 is an appropriate generic action level to trigger consideration of remediation strategies prior to resettlement. From five potential remedial measures, two were considered in more detail - removal and disposal of the surface 40 cm of the topsoil, and treatment of the soil with high potassium fertilizers. It was concluded that the former, although reducing the dose rate from the residual contamination to less than 0.1 mSv a-1, would entail unacceptable environmental and social consequences. Experimental investigation of the latter showed that it would reduce the uptake of 137Cs significantly, with the total dose rate rapidly declining to about 1.2 mSv a-1; it was also found that the application of fertilizer would have to be repeated every 4-5 years to sustain the reduction. The latter was, therefore, the preferred option together with some localised soil removal in the living areas of the village to reduce both the external exposure and the inhalation pathway. The sole remaining concern of the Bikinians appears to relate to the identification of a reliable authority to assume responsibility for maintaining the implementation of the countermeasure to reduce the 137Cs uptake into foodstuffs for the foreseeable future. If this concern can be resolved, it appears that the way is open for the resettlement of the Bikinian people on the atoll. The situation at Semipalatinsk is somewhat different in one respect - the site, although large, has unrestricted access and small numbers of people already live within the boundaries. After the request to the IAEA from the Kazakhstan Government for assistance, the initial objective was to determine the magnitude of the problem. This was achieved on the first mission to the site when the main areas of contamination were identified using information available from the local authorities, and radiation measurements and sample collections were made at identified places both within, and external to, the site. A second mission extended the range of measurements and sample

Dennis Woodhead

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment Safety Assurance Package for the 40- to 52-GWd/MT Burnup Phase of Mixed Oxide Fuel Irradiation in Small I-hole Positions in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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This experiment safety assurance package (ESAP) is a revision of the last mixed uranium and plutonium oxide (MOX) ESAP issued in June 2002). The purpose of this revision is to provide a basis to continue irradiation up to 52 GWd/MT burnup [as predicted by MCNP (Monte Carlo N-Particle) transport code The last ESAP provided basis for irradiation, at a linear heat generation rate (LHGR) no greater than 9 kW/ft, of the highest burnup capsule assembly to 50 GWd/MT. This ESAP extends the basis for irradiation, at a LHGR no greater than 5 kW/ft, of the highest burnup capsule assembly from 50 to 52 GWd/MT.

S. T. Khericha; R. C. Pedersen

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of photons in double beta-decay experiments using segmented germanium detectors - studies with a GERDA Phase II prototype detector  

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The sensitivity of experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta-decay of germanium was so far limited by the background induced by external gamma-radiation. Segmented germanium detectors can be used to identify photons and thus reduce this background component. The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, will use highly segmented germanium detectors in its second phase. The identification of photonic events is investigated using a prototype detector. The results are compared with Monte Carlo data.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Krninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Sulfate Electrolyte Additives on LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2/graphite Pouch Cell Lifetime: Correlation between XPS Surface Studies and Electrochemical Test Results.  

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Effect of Sulfate Electrolyte Additives on LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2/graphite Pouch Cell Lifetime: Correlation between XPS Surface Studies and Electrochemical Test Results. ...

Lnac Madec; Jian Xia; Remi Petibon; Kathlyne J Nelson; Jon-Paul Sun; Ian G. Hill; Jeff R Dahn

2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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User Experience | Security | Advertising Picture CAPTCHA  

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User Experience | Security | Advertising Picture CAPTCHA #12;Context: CAPTCHAs · A test are solved/day · User Attention · Complete user attention while solving the CAPTCHA · Advertisers love

Militzer, Burkhard

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant simulated RH TRU waste experiments: Data and interpretation pilot  

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The simulated, i.e., nonradioactive remote-handled transuranic waste (RH TRU) experiments being conducted underground in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) were emplaced in mid-1986 and have been in heated test operation since 9/23/86. These experiments involve the in situ, waste package performance testing of eight full-size, reference RH TRU containers emplaced in horizontal, unlined test holes in the rock salt ribs (walls) of WIPP Room T. All of the test containers have internal electrical heaters; four of the test emplacements were filled with bentonite and silica sand backfill materials. We designed test conditions to be ``near-reference`` with respect to anticipated thermal outputs of RH TRU canisters and their geometrical spacing or layout in WIPP repository rooms, with RH TRU waste reference conditions current as of the start date of this test program. We also conducted some thermal overtest evaluations. This paper provides a: detailed test overview; comprehensive data update for the first 5 years of test operations; summary of experiment observations; initial data interpretations; and, several status; experimental objectives -- how these tests support WIPP TRU waste acceptance, performance assessment studies, underground operations, and the overall WIPP mission; and, in situ performance evaluations of RH TRU waste package materials plus design details and options. We provide instrument data and results for in situ waste container and borehole temperatures, pressures exerted on test containers through the backfill materials, and vertical and horizontal borehole-closure measurements and rates. The effects of heat on borehole closure, fracturing, and near-field materials (metals, backfills, rock salt, and intruding brine) interactions were closely monitored and are summarized, as are assorted test observations. Predictive 3-dimensional thermal and structural modeling studies of borehole and room closures and temperature fields were also performed.

Molecke, M.A.; Argueello, G.J.; Beraun, R.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Test Comparability  

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KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Test Comparability 2010 by Christine Keller and David Shulenburger This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright. Please... and Shulenburger, David. Test comparability, with Christine Keller in the Letters section of Change, September/October 2010, p. 6. Published version: http://www.changemag.org/Archives/Back%20 Issues/September-October%202010/letters-to-editor.html Terms of Use...

Keller, Christine; Shulenburger, David E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Mapping the CMB Sky: The BOOMERANG experiment  

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We describe the BOOMERanG experiment, a stratospheric balloon telescope intended to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy at angular scales between a few degrees and ten arcminutes. The experiment has been optimized for a long duration (7 to 14 days) flight circumnavigating Antarctica at the end of 1998. A test flight was performed on Aug.30, 1997 in Texas. The level of performance achieved in the test flight was satisfactory and compatible with the requirements for the long duration flight.

P. de Bernardis; P. A. R. Ade; R. Artusa; J. J. Bock; A. Boscaleri; B. P. Crill; G. De Troia; P. C. Farese; M. Giacommetti; V. V. Hristov; A. Iacoangeli; A. E. Lange; A. T. Lee; S. Masi; L. Martinis; P. V. Mason; P. D. Mauskopf; F. Melchiorri; L. Miglio; T. Montroy; C. B. Netterfield; E. Pascale; F. Piacentini; P. L. Richards; J. E. Ruhl; F. Scaramuzzi

1999-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The triadic preference test  

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Abstract A triadic preference test was developed as an alternative to the paired preference test. The three stimuli in the test comprised a putatively identical placebo pair and a different stimulus. This was in contrast to the regular paired preference test that utilizes a placebo pair. Such a test requires the presentation of two pairs of stimuli: a putatively identical placebo pair and a test pair. The triadic preference test only requires one triad. With the regular test, the majority of consumers respond to the placebo pair with a preference response. It is generally assumed that these consumers are responding to extraneous factors: those factors that elicit a preference response that are different from the sensory attributes of the food under assessment. As an attempt to minimize the possibility of responses to extraneous factors when assessing the test pair, it has been suggested to only use those consumers who chose the No Preference option for the placebo pair. However, this form of screening is not viable because the resulting screened sample size is greatly reduced to approximately one third. However, in the present study, with the triadic preference test, the resulting screened sample size ranged 76.594% of the total. Thus, this form of screening against consumers who demonstrated response to extraneous factors for the placebo pair, was now feasible.

Eduardo Caldern; Alondra Rivera-Quintero; Yixun Xia; Ofelia Angulo; Michael OMahony

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Testing for Bacteria  

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Testing for Bacteria Testing for Bacteria Name: Danielle Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I have to do a science fair project. What I need to compare the relative bacterial levels in milk samples with different expiration dates. What can I use to test the bacteria? Please help! Replies: You want to see if there are bacteria present in milk of different expiration dates, and if so, what they do to the milk. So buy milk of different dates. You could test what effect storage temperature has on bacterial growth in milk. Use those different milk samples in their original package (don't open it!) and keep them at 37 degrees C, at room temperature, and in the fridge (measure how cold that is) for say 48 hrs.Then open the bottle or pack and see what happened to the milk. Do you see differences? Can you explain them? If you open the milk before the experiment you may get bacteria into the milk that otherwise would not have been there. The experiment with the closed bottles will tell you what is better, storage of milk at room temperature, warm, or cold.

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HEATER TEST PLANNING FOR THE NEAR SURFACE TEST FACILITY AT THE HANFORD RESERVATION  

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Heater Experiment at Hanford. Berkeley, Lawre ;e BerkeleyTest Facility, Hole DC-11, Hanford Reservation. Prepared forof Gable Mountain Basalt Cores, Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

DuBois, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The discriminative power of patient experience surveys  

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Comparisons of patient experiences between providers are increasingly used as an index of performance. The present study describes the ability of patient experience surveys to discriminate between healthcare p...

Dolf de Boer; Diana Delnoij; Jany Rademakers

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation  

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Test Automation Ant JUnit Test Automation Mohammad Mousavi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Software Testing 2012 Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Outline Test Automation Ant JUnit Mousavi: Test Automation #12;Test Automation Ant JUnit Why? Challenges of Manual Testing

Mousavi, Mohammad

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Software Testing and Maintenance 1 Regression Testing  

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1 Software Testing and Maintenance 1 Regression Testing Introduction Test Selection Test Minimization Test Prioritization Summary Software Testing and Maintenance 2 What is it? Regression testing refers to the portion of the test cycle in which a program is tested to ensure that changes do not affect

Lei, Jeff Yu

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Analysis of the OPERA 15-pin experiment with SABRE-2P. [LMFBR  

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The OPERA (Out-of-Pile Expulsion and Reentry Apparatus) experiment simulates the initial phase of a pump coastdown without scram of a liquid-metal fast breeder reactor, specifically the Fast Flux Test Facility. The test section is a 15-pin 60/sup 0/ triangular sector designed to simulate a full-size 61-pin hexagonal bundle. A previous study indicates this to be an adequate simulation. In this paper, experimental results from the OPERA 15-pin experiment performed at ANL in 1982 are compared to analytical calculations obtained with the SABRE-2P code at ORNL.

Rose, S.D.; Carbajo, J.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos and NNSS team to resume critical experiments at new...  

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Nuclear safety test runs on planet device Los Alamos and NNSS team to resume critical experiments at new location This experiment demonstrated the restoration of a national...

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The ALPHA Experiment: A Cold Antihydrogen W. Bertsche1,2  

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comparison of antihydrogen with hydrogen. This method exploits the very high accuracy already gained a precise CPT test, by a spectroscopic comparison of antihydrogen with hydrogen. The experiment will retain collaboration[2]. In the following two years routine antihydrogen production facilitated experimental studies

Fajans, Joel

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Detection of buried tree root samples by using geoelectrical measurements: a laboratory experiment Zanetti C. ad  

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). On flood protection dikes, root systems often take up the entire depth and width of the dike (Mériaux et al 4 42 66 99 56 Summary The aim of this study was to test the possibility of using geoelectrical experiment was performed to describe the electrical signal of buried freshly cut root samples according

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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test | Department of Energy  

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test test test test More Documents & Publications 2009 ECR FINAL REPORT 2010 Final ECR 2008 Report Environmental Conflict Resolution...

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Fermilab | Science at Fermilab | Experiments & Projects | Cosmic Frontier  

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photo-cosmic photo-cosmic Cosmic Frontier Particle physics experiments at the Cosmic Frontier use the cosmos as a laboratory to investigate the fundamental laws of physics. Researchers use detectors to study particles from space as they approach and enter our atmosphere in forms such as cosmic rays, gamma rays and neutrinos emitted by the sun. These experiments allow researchers to test theories about how the universe was formed, what it is made of and what its future holds. Experiments at the Cosmic Frontier may have the best chance of discovering the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Theorists have concluded that these two mysterious materials constitute 96 percent of the universe and may be responsible for its formation and accelerating expansion. WIMPS and dark matter

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Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification  

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Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Verification Any activity should be verified. #12;Verification Testing Test Driven Development Testing with JUnit Approaches to verification 1 Testing 2 Static Analysis · Peer review · Insepction/Walk-through/Structured review · Formal

Peters, Dennis

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Hydrodynamic experiment provides key data for Stockpile Stewardship  

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predictively model and assess weapon performance in the absence of full-scale underground nuclear testing," said Webster. Los Alamos hydrodynamic experiment provides key data for...

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Results from Plasma Wakefield Experiments at FACET  

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We report initial results of the Plasma Wakefield Acceleration (PWFA) Experiments performed at FACET - Facility for Advanced aCcelertor Experimental Tests at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. At FACET a 23 GeV electron beam with 1.8 x 10{sup 10} electrons is compressed to 20 {mu}m longitudinally and focused down to 10 {mu}m x 10 {mu}m transverse spot size for user driven experiments. Construction of the FACET facility completed in May 2011 with a first run of user assisted commissioning throughout the summer. The first PWFA experiments will use single electron bunches combined with a high density lithium plasma to produce accelerating gradients > 10 GeV/m benchmarking the FACET beam and the newly installed experimental hardware. Future plans for further study of plasma wakefield acceleration will be reviewed. The experimental hardware and operation of the plasma heat-pipe oven have been successfully commissioned. Plasma wakefield acceleration was not observed because the electron bunch density was insufficient to ionize the lithium vapor. The remaining commissioning time in summer 2011 will be dedicated to delivering the FACET design parameters for the experimental programs which will begin in early 2012. PWFA experiments require the shorter bunches and smaller transverse sizes to create the plasma and drive large amplitude wakefields. Low emittance and high energy will minimize head erosion which was found to be a limiting factor in acceleration distance and energy gain. We will run the PWFA experiments with the design single bunch conditions in early 2012. Future PWFA experiments at FACET are discussed in [5][6] and include drive and witness bunch production for high energy beam manipulation, ramped bunch to optimize tranformer ratio, field-ionized cesium plasma, preionized plasmas, positron acceleration, etc.. We will install a notch collimator for two-bunch operation as well as new beam diagnostics such as the X-band TCAV [7] to resolve the two bunches. With these new instruments and desired beam parameters in place next year, we will be able to complete the studies of plasma wakefield acceleration in the next few years.

Li, S.Z.; Clarke, C.I.; England, R.J.; Frederico, J.; Gessner, S.J.; Hogan, M.J.; Jobe, R.K.; Litos, M.D.; Walz, D.R.; /SLAC; Muggli, P.; /Munich, Max Planck Inst.; An, W.; Clayton, C.E.; Joshi, C.; Lu, W.; Marsh, K.A.; Mori, W.; Tochitsky, S.; /UCLA; Adli, E.; /U. Oslo

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Study of a Vented Attic Radiant Barrier System in Hot, Humid Climates Using Side-by-Side, Full-Scale Test Houses  

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A series of side-by-side tests was performed using two full scale test houses to determine the effectiveness of a Vented Radiant Barrier System (VRBS) in reducing the ceiling heat flux during the summer cooling season in North Florida. Another...

Lear, W. E.; Barrup, T. E.; Davis, K. E.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Mixer pump test plan for double shell tank AZ-101  

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Westinghouse Hanford Company has undertaken the task to develop and demonstrate a method of retrieval for double-shell tank (DST)waste. Mixer pumps were chosen as the planned method of retrieval for the DSTs, based on engineering technology studies,past experience with hydraulic sluicing at the Hanford Site, and experience with mixer pumps at the Westinghouse Savannah River Site. This document outlines a test plan to demonstrate the ability of two 300 hp mixer pumps installed in the AZ-101 tank to mobilize waste.

Symons, G.A.; Staehr, T.W., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments on Cryogenic Complex Plasma  

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Experiments on a cryogenic complex plasma have been performed. Preliminary experiments include production of a plasma in a liquid helium or in a cryogenic helium gas by a pulsed discharge. The extended production of a plasma has been realized in a vapor of liquid helium or in a cryogenic helium gas by rf discharge. The charge of dust particles injected in such a plasma has been studied in detail.

Ishihara, O.; Sekine, W.; Kubota, J.; Uotani, N.; Chikasue, M.; Shindo, M. [Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University Yokohama, 240-8501 (Japan)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

382

Design and preliminary test results of Daya Bay RPC modules*  

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Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) modules will be used as one part of the cosmic muon veto system in the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. A total of 189 RPC modules will cover the three water pools in the experiment. To achieve track reconstruction and high efficiency, each module consists of 4 layers, each of which contains two sizes of bare chambers. The placement of bare chambers is reversed in different layers to reduce the overlapping dead areas. The module efficiency and patch efficiency were studied both in simulation and test of the data analysis. 143 modules have been constructed and tested. The preliminary study shows that the module and patch 3 out of 4 layers efficiency reaches about 98%.

Hackenburg, R.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Case Study of the College Experiences of a Mexican-American Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: A Conversation between Mother and Son  

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Barbara J. Greybeck Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan Head of Department, Fredrick Nafukho December 2013 Major Subject: Educational Administration Copyright 2013 Alicia A. Carrillo ii ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to conduct an in...

Carrillo, Alicia A.

2013-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Case Study of the Life Experiences of High School Graduates/General Education Development (GED) Recipients in Texas Who Experienced Homelessness During Their Public School Education  

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(Rolf & Glantz, 1999, p. 7). Garmezy?s identification of resilience among patients struggling with schizophrenia lead to his studies of stress resistant, invulnerable or resilient children. The idea that the resilient child can achieve and persevere...

Reider, Ruth Ann

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

385

ATLAS APPROVED EXPERIMENTS  

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8MAY98 8MAY98 Exp # Spokesperson Experiment Title Days 433-9 Miller Ion Irradiations of Anisotropic High-Tc Superconductors: Probing Dynamics of Magnetic Vortices 2 651-2 Paul Accelerator-Mass-Spectrometry Measurements of Natural 236U Concentrations with the ECR-ATLAS System 4 667-2 Janssens Unsafe Coulex of the 238,239Pu Nuclei 4 669-2 Carpenter Excited States Associated with Different Shapes in 178Hg and Neighboring Odd-A Nuclei 4 673-2 Lister A Study of Radiative Decay from High Lying States in 24Mg 5 689-2 Freeman Spectroscopy of Odd Tin Isotopes Approaching 100Sn 5 693-2 Reiter Structure and Formation Mechanism of Heavy Elements - Request for additional beam time for Experiment 693 - 6 706 Kwok Heavy-Ion Lithography on High Temperature Superconductors 2 708 Yu In-Beam Spectroscopy Study of the Proton Emitter 109I with Recoil-Decay Tagging Technique

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A Mix Testing Process Integrating Two Manual Testing Approaches: Exploratory Testing and Test Case Based Testing.  

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??Software testing is a key phase in software development lifecycle. Testing objectives corresponds to the discovery and detection of faults, which can be attained by (more)

Shah, Syed

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Radionuclide migration laboratory studies for validation of batch sorption data  

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Advective and diffusive migration experiments (within the Dynamic Transport Column Experiments and Diffusion Studies of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project) involve utilizing crushed material, intact, and fractured tuff in order to test and improve (if necessary) transport models by experimentally observing the migration of sorbing and non-sorbing radionuclides on a laboratory scale. Performing a validation of the sorption data obtained with batch techniques (within the Batch Sorption Study) is an integral part of the mission of the Dynamic Transport Column Experiments and Diffusion Studies. In this paper the work scope of the radionuclide migration laboratory experiments (as they apply to validation of batch sorption data) is reviewed.

Triay, I.R.; Mitchell, A.J.; Ott, M.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

388

Review of double beta decay experiments  

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The brief review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Best present limits on $\\langle m_{\

A. S. Barabash

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

389

Review of double beta decay experiments  

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The brief review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Best present limits on $\\langle m_{\

Barabash, A S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Nuclear testing: Executive summary  

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The authors have examined the experimental and analytic bases for understanding the performance of each of the weapon types that are currently planned to remain in the US enduring nuclear stockpile. They have also examined whether continued underground tests at various nuclear yield thresholds would add significantly to the confidence in this stockpile in the years ahead. The starting point for this examination was a detailed review of past experience in developing and testing modern nuclear weapons, their certification and recertification processes, their performance margins, and evidence of aging or other trends over time for each weapon type in the enduring stockpile. The findings, as summarized in Conclusions 1 through 6, are consistent with US agreement to enter into a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) of unending duration, that includes a standard ``supreme national interest`` clause. Recognizing that the challenge of maintaining an effective nuclear stockpile for an indefinite period without benefit of underground tests is an important and also a new one, the US should affirm its readiness to invoke the supreme national interest clause should the need arise as a result of unanticipated technical problems in the enduring stockpile.

Drell, S.; Cornwall, J.; Dyson, F. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Status and development of magnetic mirror systems for nuclear testing applications  

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Several system studies have concluded that the small size and steady-state nature of magnetic mirror systems provide attractive features of nuclear testing applications such as blanket testing, fissile fuel production, tritium production, or decontamination of high-level radioactive nuclear reactor wastes. A summary of the data base is presented, and next-generation experiments that could be carried out to explore plasma physics issues associated with the production of high neutron fluxes in magnetic mirror configurations are described.

Simonen, T.C.; Futch, A.H.; Kaiser, T.B.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Studies: sensor strip attachment and electroplating embedding The wireless system was tested in the presence of an electromagnetic field at a  

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damage. Although the ultrasonic welding equipment is able to attach the two dissimilar metals involved in this process is considerable. According to the ultrasonic welding equipment manufacturer, past experiences have indicated that ultrasonic welding near, around, or on top of sensors has lead to irreversible

Thomas, Brian G.

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Blood Sugar and Brothers' Voices: An Exploratory Study Of The Self-Care Management Experiences of African-American Men Living With Type 2 Diabetes  

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diabetes SCM were kept in the pool. Third, additional articles were identified by purling, or the performance of a thorough review of the references/citations of retrieved articles for publications that might have been missed through the database search.... Purling is often performed to ensure that all relevant articles are retrieved (Garrard, 2004). Instrumentation A coding protocol spreadsheet (CPS) was used to standardize data extraction methods applied to reviewed studies. The CPS was designed...

Sherman, Ledric D

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

394

Dynamic characteristic testing for MEMS micro-devices with base excitation  

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The study of the dynamic characteristics of MEMS micro-devices depends on relevant testing facilities. Testing with a base excitation method was studied and employed in practical tests. A system for the dynamic characteristic testing of MEMS micro-devices was built based on a PZT transducer as the shock excitation source. A high voltage power source for the PZT transducer, which can provide large transient current, was developed for impact generation. Experiments for testing micro piezoelectric cantilevers were accomplished with the base excitation method. The impact response, i.e. electric charge signal generated by the micro piezoelectric cantilever, was acquired. By performing spectral analysis and comparison of the result with another cantilever having different resonance frequencies, the resonance frequency of the tested microstructure was determined. For comparison, simulation of the piezoelectric cantilever with a finite element analysis (FEA) method was carried out. Because the theory analysis is in good agreement with the experiment results, it can be used to estimate the actual resonance frequency of the tested microstructure. The base excitation method was also applied in the dynamic testing of microstructures under a high-g force environment. By the exclusion of the resonance peaks of PZT transducer and noise frequencies, the resonance frequency of the tested microstructure was determined. The applicability and the limitation of the method were briefly discussed.

X D Wang; N Li; T Wang; M W Liu; L D Wang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Precision Tests of Electroweak Interactions  

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The status of the precision tests of the electroweak interactions is reviewed in this paper. An emphasis is put on the Standard Model analysis based on measurements at LEP/SLC and the Tevatron. The results of the measurements of the electroweak mixing angle in the NuTeV experiment and the future prospects are discussed.

Akhundov, Arif [Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, 370143 Baku (Azerbaijan); Departamento de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, 46100 Valencia (Spain)

2008-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

396

Interlaboratory study of the reproducibility of the single-pass flow-through test method : measuring the dissolution rate of LRM glass at 70 {sup {degree}}C and pH 10.  

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An international interlaboratory study (ILS) was conducted to evaluate the precision with which single-pass flow-through (SPFT) tests can be conducted by following a method to be standardized by the American Society for Testing and Materials - International. Tests for the ILS were conducted with the low-activity reference material (LRM) glass developed previously for use as a glass test standard. Tests were conducted at 70 {+-} 2 C using a LiCl/LiOH solution as the leachant to impose an initial pH of about 10 (at 70 C). Participants were provided with LRM glass that had been crushed and sieved to isolate the -100 +200 mesh size fraction, and then washed to remove fines. Participants were asked to conduct a series of tests using different solution flow rate-to-sample mass ratios to generate a range of steady-state Si concentrations. The glass dissolution rate under each test condition was calculated using the steady-state Si concentration and solution flow rate that were measured in the test. The glass surface area was estimated from the mass of glass used in the test and the Si content of LRM glass was known. A linear relationship between the rate and the steady-state Si concentration (at Si concentrations less than 10 mg/L) was used to estimate the forward dissolution rate, which is the rate in the absence of dissolved Si. Participants were asked to sample the effluent solution at least five times after reaction times of between 3 and 14 days to measure the Si concentration and flow rate, and to verify that steady-state was achieved. Results were provided by seven participants and the data sets provided by five participants were sufficient to determine the forward rates independently.

Ebert, W. L.; Chemical Engineering

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

397

Surface permeability tests: experiments and modelling for estimating effective permeability  

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...effective permeabilities in a two-dimensional domain with anisotropic effective permeabilities. The procedures put forward in this...1991Analytical models of the effective permeability of sand-shale reservoirsGeophys. J. Int. 105 513527( doi:10.1111...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Testing solar lepton mixing sum rules in neutrino oscillation experiments  

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Small discrete family symmetries such as S4, A4 or A5 may lead to simple leading-order predictions for the neutrino mixing matrix such as the bimaximal, tribimaximal or golden ratio mixing patterns, which may be brought into agreement with experimental data with the help of corrections from the charged-lepton sector. Such scenarios generally lead to relations among the parameters of the physical leptonic mixing matrix known as solar lepton mixing sum rules. In this article, we present a simple derivation of such solar sum rules, valid for arbitrary neutrino and charged lepton mixing angles and phases, assuming only {\\theta}13^{\

Ballett, Peter; Luhn, Christoph; Pascoli, Silvia; Schmidt, Michael A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Mobile munitions assessment system design, testing, operational experience  

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The remnants of America`s chemical weapons program exist at more than 200 sites in the United States. The U.S. Army`s Project Manager for Non-stockpile Chemical Material (PMNSCM) has the responsibility for the remediation of non-stockpile chemical warfare material (CWM). PMNSCM must respond to a variety of situations involving discovered, recovered or buried material. This response requires unique hardware capabilities to characterize, assess, and provide information to develop plans for disposing of the material. PMNSCM sponsored the development of a Mobile Munitions Assessment System (MMAS) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to meet the need to characterize and assess non-stockpile chemical warfare material. The MMAS equipment is capable of distinguishing CWM from conventional munitions, identifying the agent fill and level, and assessing the status of the firing train. The MMAS has a data processing, collection, and storage subsystem and a communications link to a Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) database. A typical data package includes X-rays, elemental spectra, weather data, physical descriptions, photographs, video, etc. The MMAS data will be used by the Army`s Munition Assessment and Review Board (MARB) to help determine the appropriate methods and safeguards necessary to store, transport, and dispose of non-stockpile CWM.

Watts, K.D.; Snyder, A.M. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Rowe, L.C. [Army PM CML DEMIL, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Testing with JUnit Testing with JUnit  

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Testing with JUnit Testing with JUnit Running a test case: 1 Get the component to a known state (set up). 2 Cause some event (the test case). 3 Check the behaviour. · Record pass/fail · Track statistics · Typically we want to do a lot of test cases so it makes sense to automate. · Test cases

Peters, Dennis

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401

COR Summary of Experience  

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COR SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE COR SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE Effective January 1, 2012 CORs who are applying for certification must demonstrate past contracting, acquisition, procurement, program/project management, and general business experience. This experience is based on a set of competencies. Some of the competencies are listed below to use as a reference when you are documenting your previous experience. Use this template to document your experience. Experience should be supported by a written confirmation from the cognizant Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist showing the contract number, title and date(s) to which the experience applied. Once you have completed this document, please forward it and its supporting statement(s) to your Site Acquisition Career Manager (SACM) as part of your application for COR certification.

402

The SNO+ Experiment  

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The SNO+ experiment is the follow-up to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). The heavy water that was in SNO will be replaced with a liquid scintillator of linear alkylbenzene (plus fluor). SNO+ has many physics goals including detecting pep and CNO solar neutrinos, detecting geo-neutrinos, studying reactor neutrino oscillations, serving as a supernova neutrino detector and carrying out a search for neutrinoless double beta decay by adding neodymium to the liquid scintillator. Since a large amount of 150Nd isotope can be added to SNO+, a competitive search would be possible, with sensitivity below 100 meV using natural Nd and sensitivity below 40 meV with enriched neodymium.

Mark C. Chen; for the SNO+ collaboration

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

403

geothermal_test.cdr  

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began studies The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began studies of the geothermal resources of an area known as the East Mesa site in 1968. In 1978, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) became the exclusive operator of the site, which was called the Geothermal Test Facility, and negotiated a right-of-way agreement with BLM to operate the facility. Geothermal test activities were discontinued in 1987 as development of commercial- scale geothermal power began to flourish in the region. In 1993, DOE agreed to remediate the site and return it to BLM. The Geothermal Test Facility is an 82-acre site located on the eastern edge of the Imperial Valley in Imperial County, California. The site is 140 miles east of San Diego and 10 miles north of the Mexico border. Topography of the area is generally flat; the site is at

404

UNIRIB Participant Experiences: Ron Goans  

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Ron Goans Ron Goans Ron Goans Ron Goans Ron Goans is a graduate research assistant working on the thesis component of his master's degree in physics while performing experiments at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His thesis research specifically relates to the field of radioactive ion beam development. The purpose of radioactive ion beam development is to study and produce high-intensity, high-purity beams of radioactive nuclides. These beams are used by nuclear physicists to study the structure of short-lived nuclei. Below is a question and answer dialog about Goans' experience in Oak Ridge. The video featured on the right side of this page also spotlights his experience with the University Radioactive Ion Beam (UNIRIB)

405

Testing recognition of computer?generated speech with elementary school children  

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Recently two experiments were performed on recognition of computer?generated speech. One experiment tested recognition of letter sounds by first graders the other tested fifth graders' recognition of consonant sounds in monosyllabic words. The systems tested were the Allen/Klatt system [J. Allen 1977 IEEE Int. Conf. ASSP p. 579 (1977)] the Votrax VS6 and ML1 systems (all phoneme synthesizers) and the institute's MISS system (linear predictive compression of recorded speech) [Sanders and Laddaga J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 60 Suppl. 1 S76(A) (1976)]. Human speech was used as a control. A sign test was used to rank the systems; in both experiments the ordering was human speech MISS Allen/Klatt Votrax. The pairwise comparisons were significant at less than the 1% level except for three cases involving the control MISS and Allen/Klatt. A learning study was done for the letter experiment using linear probability models whose results corroborated the ranking determined from the sign test. Study was made of individual problem sounds for each system in terms of human vocal parameters. [Supported by NSF grant SED74?15016?A02.

Robert Laddaga; W. Sanders

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Design and Status of RERTR Irradiation Tests in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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Irradiation testing of U-Mo based fuels is the central component of the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program fuel qualification plan. Several RERTR tests have recently been completed or are planned for irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID. Four mini-plate experiments in various stages of completion are described in detail, including the irradiation test design, objectives, and irradiation conditions. Observations made during and after the in-reactor RERTR-7A experiment breach are summarized. The irradiation experiment design and planned irradiation conditions for full-size plate test are described. Progress toward element testing will be reviewed.

Daniel M. Wachs; Richard G. Ambrosek; Gray Chang; Mitchell K. Meyer

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

A study of B(s)0 to J/psi phi in the D0 experiment and an example of HEP technology transfer  

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After years of preparation, data taking with the upgraded D0 detector at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider has begun. The large amount of data produced in a p{bar p}-collider requires sophisticated triggers to filter out the interesting events. Described in this thesis is the development of trigger software for the newly implemented Silicon Microstrip Tracker. D0 is a multi-purpose detector with a broad physics program. one area being studied at D0 is B mesons. An algorithm for reconstructing the B{sub s}{sup 0} and B{sub d}{sup 0} mesons and for measuring their lifetimes has been developed and is described in this thesis. The results suggest that an improvement of the current lifetime measurements can be achieved within the next two years. The reconstruction of a J/{psi} meson forms the basis for a wide range of b-physics. Data taken with the muon system during the commissioning period of the detector has been analyzed and a signal for the J/{psi} meson has been found. Systematic transfer of HEP technologies into other areas and their commercial exploitation plays an important role in the future of particle physics. An area of particular interest is DNA sequencing as shown by the recent completion of the sequencing of the human genome. The final part of this thesis details the development of a simulation for a high throughput sequencing device which is currently being developed at Imperial College.

Bauer, Daniela Ursula; /Imperial Coll., London; ,

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Wind tunnel experiments of a newly developed two-bladed Savonius-style wind turbine  

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Abstract Wind tunnel experiments have been conducted with a newly developed two-bladed Savonius-style wind turbine specifically meant for a small-scale energy conversion. This novel shape of the turbine blade is evolved from a series of experiments with different types of blades in the recent past. The developed two-bladed turbine is tested in an open type test section and its performance is assessed in terms of power and torque coefficients. Experiments have also been conducted with other standard blades such as semi-circular, semi-elliptic, Benesh and Bach types in order to have a direct comparison. In this study, all the reported experimental data are inclusive of wind tunnel blockage corrections. Further, the effects of Reynolds number on the dynamic and static characteristics are also discussed. The present investigation demonstrates a gain of 34.8% in maximum power coefficient with the newly developed two-bladed turbine.

Sukanta Roy; Ujjwal K. Saha

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Duct Tape Durability Testing  

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Duct leakage is a major source of energy loss in residential buildings. Most duct leakage occurs at the connections to registers, plenums, or branches in the duct system. At each of these connections, a method of sealing the duct system is required. Typical sealing methods include tapes or mastics applied around the joints in the system. Field examinations of duct systems have shown that taped seals tend to fail over extended periods of time. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been testing sealant durability for several years using accelerated test methods and found that typical duct tape (i.e., cloth-backed tapes with natural rubber adhesives) fails more rapidly than other duct sealants. This report summarizes the results of duct sealant durability testing over two years for four UL 181B-FX listed duct tapes (two cloth tapes, a foil tape and an Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) tape). One of the cloth tapes was specifically developed in collaboration with a tape manufacturer to perform better in our durability testing. The tests involved the aging of common ''core-to-collar joints'' of flexible duct to sheet metal collars. Periodic air leakage tests and visual inspection were used to document changes in sealant performance. After two years of testing, the flex-to-collar connections showed little change in air leakage, but substantial visual degradation from some products. A surprising experimental result was failure of most of the clamps used to mechanically fasten the connections. This indicates that the durability of clamps also need to be addressed ensure longevity of the duct connection. An accelerated test method developed during this study has been used as the basis for an ASTM standard (E2342-03).

Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Turbine vanes experience high convective surface heat transfer as a consequence of the turbulent flow exiting the combustor. Before im-  

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1 Abstract Turbine vanes experience high convective surface heat transfer as a consequence region of the passage reacts as it passes between two adjacent turbine vanes. In this study, a scaled-up turbine vane geometry was used in a low-speed wind tunnel simulation. The test section included a cen

Thole, Karen A.

411

Testing of a loop heat pipe experimental apparatus under varied acceleration.  

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??An experimental apparatus was designed and fabricated to test a Loop Heat Pipe under varied acceleration. The experiment consisted of both flight and ground testing (more)

Kurwitz, Richard Cable

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Coal Ash Corrosion Resistant Materials Testing  

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In April 1999, three identical superheater test sections were installed into the Niles Unit No.1 for the purpose of testing and ranking the coal ash corrosion resistance of candidate superheater alloys. The Niles boiler burns high sulfur coal (3% to 3.5%) that has a reasonably high alkali content, thus the constituents necessary for coal ash corrosion are present in the ash. The test sections were controlled to operate with an average surface metal temperature from approximately 1060 F to 1210 F which was well within the temperature range over which coal ash corrosion occurs. Thus, this combination of aggressive environment and high temperature was appropriate for testing the performance of candidate corrosion-resistant tube materials. Analyses of the deposit and scale confirmed that the aggressive alkali-iron-trisulfate constituent was present at the metal surface and active in tube metal wastage. The test sections were constructed so that the response of twelve different candidate tube and/or coating materials could be studied. The plan was to remove and evaluate one of the three test sections at time intervals of 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years. This would permit an assessment of performance of the candidate materials as a function of time. This report provides the results of the evaluation of Test Section C, including the samples that remained in the Test Section for the full exposure period as well as those that were removed early. The analysis of Test Section C followed much the same protocol that was employed in the assessment of Test Section A. Again, the focus was on determining and documenting the relative corrosion rates of the candidate materials. The detailed results of the investigation are included in this report as a series of twelve appendices. Each appendix is devoted to the performance of one of the candidate alloys. The table below summarizes metal loss rate for the worst case sample of each of the candidate materials for both Test Sections A and C. The body of this report compares these for all of the samples in the test section. The 'Coal Ash Corrosion Resistant Materials Testing Program' is being conducted by The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) at Reliant Energy's Niles plant in Niles, Ohio to provide full-scale, in-situ testing of recently developed boiler superheater materials. Fireside corrosion is a key issue for improving efficiency of new coal fired power plants and improving service life in existing plants. In November 1998, B&W began development of a system to permit testing of advanced tube materials at metal temperatures typical of advanced supercritical steam temperatures (1100 F and higher) in a boiler exhibiting coal ash corrosive conditions. Several materials producers including Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) contributed advanced materials to the project. In the spring of 1999 a system consisting of three identical sections, each containing multiple segments of twelve different materials, was installed. The sections are cooled by reheat steam, and are located just above the furnace entrance in Niles Unit No.1, a 110 MWe unit firing high sulfur Ohio coal. In November 2001 the first section was removed for thorough metallurgical evaluation after 29 months of operation. The second section was removed in August of 2003. Its evaluation has been completed and is the subject of this report. The final section remains in service and is expected to be removed in the spring of 2005. This paper describes the program; its importance, the design, fabrication, installation and operation of the test system, materials utilized, and experience to date. This report briefly reviews the results of the evaluation of the first section and then presents the results of the evaluation of the second section.

D. K. McDonald; P. L. Daniel; D. J. DeVault

2003-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

413

DOE Order Self Study Modules - DOE HDBK 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206: Guides to Good Practices for Training, Tests, and On-the-Job Training  

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HDBK-1203-97 HDBK-1203-97 GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR TRAINING OF TECHNICAL STAFF AND MANAGERS DOE-HDBK-1204-97 GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEST ITEMS DOE-HDBK-1205-97 GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EXAMINATIONS DOE-HDBK-1206-98 GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING DOE-HDBK-1203-97, 1204-97, 1205-97, and 1206-98 Familiar Level August 2011 1 DOE-HDBK-1203-97, GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR TRAINING OF TECHNICAL STAFF AND MANAGERS; DOE-HDBK-1204-97, GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEST ITEMS; DOE-HDBK-1205-97, GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EXAMINATIONS; AND DOE-HDBK-1206-98, GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING FAMILIAR LEVEL

414

Horizontal coring using air as the circulating fluid: Some prototype studies conducted in G Tunnel at the Nevada Test Site for the Yucca Mountain Project  

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Horizontal coring using air as the circulating fluid has been conducted in the G Tunnel Underground Facility (GTUF) at the Nevada Test Site. This work is part of the prototype investigations of hydrogeology for the Yucca Mountain Project. The work is being conducted to develop methods and procedures that will be used at the Department of Energy`s Yucca Mountain Site, a candidate site for the nation`s first high-level nuclear waste repository, during the site characterization phase of the investigations. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting this prototype testing under the guidance of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and in conjunction with Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Company (REECo), the drilling contractor. 7 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.

Chornack, M.P. [Geological Survey, Las Vegas, NV (USA); French, C.A. [Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV (USA)

1989-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

415

Cable test raises fears at fusion project  

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... Scientists on three continents are scrambling to understand a potentially serious problem with superconducting cables destined for ITER, the world's largest fusion experiment. Nature has learned that preliminary ... ITER, the world's largest fusion experiment. Nature has learned that preliminary tests of cable for ITER's powerful central magnet show that it degrades too quickly to be used ...

Geoff Brumfiel

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

416

Accelerated Testing Validation  

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the University of California. Accelerated Testing Validationmaterials requires relevant Accelerated Stress Tests (ASTs),

Mukundan, Rangachary

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Relationship between standardized test improvement instruction and Stanford Nine Achievement Test scores.  

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??This study examined the relationship between standardized test instruction programs and Stanford Achievement Test Edition Nine scores. To examine this relationship, total basic skills scores (more)

Marsh, Teresa R.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Orion Flight Test Exploration Flight Test-1  

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Orion Flight Test Exploration Flight Test-1 PRESS KIT/December 2014 www.nasa.gov NP-2014-11-020-JSC National Aeronautics and Space Administration #12;#12;Orion Flight Test December 2014 Contents Section Page ........................................................................................... 28 i #12;Orion Flight Test ii December 2014 #12;Orion Flight Test December 2014 Flight Overview

Waliser, Duane E.

419

Digestion Experiments With Texas Feeding Stuffs.  

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477-514-15m TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION BULLETIN NO. 166. MAK, 1914 DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY Digestion Experiments With Texas Feeding Stuffs Digeisston oExxprp gmWmhETa FdWSEu oEfTm1a ep2Wu VON BOECKMANN-JONES CO., PRINTERS, AUSTIN... EXPERIMENTS WITH TEXAS FEEDING STUFFS B Y Gr. S. PRAPS., P H . D., Chemist. This bulletin contains the results of digestion tests with the ordi? nary fodder groups of certain feeding stuffs. Other results have been published in Bulletin 149...

Fraps, G. S.

1914-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Simulation ensemble for a laserdriven shear experiment  

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We perform an ensemble of simulations of a laser-driven shear experiment [L. Welser-Sherrill et al., Two laser-driven mix experiments to study reshock and shear, High Energy Density Phys. J. 9(3), 496499 (2013)] in the strong-shock high energy-density regime to better understand material mixing driven by the KelvinHelmholtz instability. Each simulation uses a different realization of random initial interface perturbations based on data from targets used in experiments. Validation of the simulations is based on direct comparison of simulation and radiographic data. Simulations are also compared with published direct numerical simulation and the theory of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Despite the fact that the flow is neither homogeneous, isotropic, nor fully turbulent, there are local regions in which the flow demonstrates characteristics of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Our analysis shows characteristics consistent with those of incompressible isotropic turbulence. Our results show that turbulent features are present both near the shock front and in a separated region in the wake of the shock. These features develop and decay at different rates. Finally, we use the ensemble of three-dimensional simulations to test the performance of two-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations. In this context, we also test a presumed probability density function turbulent mixing model extensively used in combustion applications.

Haines, Brian M.; Grinstein, Fernando F.; WelserSherrill, Leslie; Fincke, James R.; Doss, Forrest W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS T087, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS T087, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Knowledge acquisition and its determinants: Malaysian international alliance experience  

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Global competition forces firms to be innovative in sustaining their competitiveness. Knowledge is one of the key strategic assets that enable firms to do so particularly firms from developing countries. Engaging in international alliances provides chances for firms to learn and acquire knowledge from the partner. This study identified five variables that determine the knowledge acquisition process from their counterpart: learning capacity, experience, goals, partner's involvement and accessibility influence the learning process. Hypotheses were tested on 65 Malaysian firms through interviews and maximum likelihood technique was used to analyse the data. The results confirm the importance of the variables in facilitating and expediting the process of acquiring knowledge. The critical components to the process are learning capacity, experience, partner's involvement and accessibility of local partner to the knowledge required. Despite its significance in determining knowledge acquisition, the influence of goals in the knowledge-acquiring process is less critical than the other four.

Fariza Hashim; Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

A terrestrial ecotoxicological test: Impact of pollutants on plant -- Insect interactions  

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Single species toxicity tests are often criticized or doubted due to a lack of confidence in their predictive power. Single species tests cannot detect changes of interactions between species due to a pollutant. One aim of the presented project is to study what kind of new information is gained from a two species laboratory test system compared to single species test conducted with the same two species. The species used are the annual weed Polygonum convolvulus L and the leaf beetle Gastrophysa polygoni. Data from experiments with a herbicide (chlorsulfuron), a insecticide (dimethoate) and copper are presented. Compared to single species tests, the two species test not only provide dose-response data on the interactions between species, it also represents a more realistic exposure route and corn rises more complexity still being reproducible.

Kjaer, C.; Elmegaard, N. [National Environmental Research Inst., Silkeborg (Denmark). Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

423

Results of the fourth Hanna field test  

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The second phase (Hanna IVB) of a coal gasification experiment near Hanna, Wyoming, was completed in September 1979. The experiment attempted to link and gasify coal between process wells spaced 34.3 meters apart. Intermediate wells were positioned between the process wells so that the link could be relayed over shorter distances. Reverse combustion linking was attempted over a 22.9-meter and a 11.4-meter distance of the total well spacing. Thermal activity was generally noted in the upper 3 meters of the coal seam during the link. Two attempts to gasify over the 34.3-meter distance resulted in the propagation of the burn front at the coal overburden interface. Post-burn evaluation indicates fractures as major influencing factors of the combustion process. The Hanna IVB field test provided much insight into influence that geologic features have on in situ coal combustion. The influence of these faults, permeable zones, and cleats, on the air flow patterns can drastically change the overall results of a gasification experiment and should be studied further. The overall results of Hanna IVB were discouraging because of the rapid decline in the heating values for the production gas and the amount of coal gasified. With more complete geologic characerization prior to experimentation and proper well completions, it is believed that most of the subsurface operational problems encountered during Hanna IV could have been avoided.

Covell, J. R.; Wojdac, L. F.; Barbour, F. A.; Gardner, G. W.; Glass, R.; Hommert, P. J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Approaches to test set generation using binary decision diagrams  

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available through circuit simulation methods, such as probability of random detection and test-space overlap between faults. I have created a software tool that performs experiments to make such measurements and augments existing test generation strategies...

Wingfield, James

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

425

geothermal_test.cdr  

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Overview Overview The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began studies of the geothermal resources of an area known as the East Mesa site in 1968. In 1978, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) became the exclusive operator of the site, which was called the Geothermal Test Facility, and negotiated a right-of-way agreement with BLM to operate the facility. Geothermal test activities were discontinued in 1987 as development of commercial- scale geothermal power began to flourish in the region. In 1993, DOE agreed to remediate the site and return it to BLM. The Geothermal Test Facility is an 82-acre site located on the eastern edge of the Imperial Valley in Imperial County, California. The site is 140 miles east of San Diego and 10 miles north of the Mexico border. Topography of the area is generally flat; the site is at an elevation of about 28 feet above sea level. The Salton Sea is approximately 40 miles northwest

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SEU Test Facility  

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Logo The SEU Test Facility Logo The SEU Test Facility 1. Introduction The uninterrupted and progressive miniaturization of microelectronic devices while resulting in more powerful computers, has also made these computers more susceptible to the effects of ionizing radiation. This is of particular concern for space applications due to the radiation fields encountered outside the protective terrestrial atmosphere and magnetosphere. Starting in 1987, a coalition of US government agencies (NSA, NASA, NRL and USASSDC ) collaborated with BNL to develop a powerful and user-friendly test facility for investigating space-radiation effects on micro-electronic devices[1]. The main type of effects studied are the so called Single Event Upsets (SEUs) where ionization caused by the passage of

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Fertilizer Experiments with Cotton.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LIBRARY. A & M COLLEGE, CAMPUS I TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS BULLETIN NO. 469 DIVISION OF AGRONOMY Fertilizer Experiments with Cotton AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE... of seven years experiments with fertilizers on cotton at Troup, Nacogdoches, Angleton, College Station, Beeville, Tem- ple, and Denton, Texas, are reported in this Bulletin. The Kirvin fine sandy loam at Troup and the Nacogdoches and Ruston fine sandy...

Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner)

1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Irish Potato Fertilizer Experiments.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

S AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS. BULLETIN NO 101 January, 1908. ish Potato Fertilizer Experiments - Postoffice, COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS. TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS OFFICERS. GOVERNING BOARD. (Board of Directors... was sc Be Irish Potato Fl nents W. S. Hotchkiss and E. J. Kyle. e fertilizer work with the Irish potato at Troupe was first planned fall of 1902. The results which were gotten upon harvesting the the spring of 1903 were so opposed, especially...

Hotchkiss, W.S.; Kyle, E. J. (Edwin Jackson)

1908-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Elastomer Compatibility Testing of Renewable Diesel Fuels  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this study, the integrity and performance of six elastomers were tested with ethanol-diesel and biodiesel fuel blends.

Frame, E.; McCormick, R. L.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Yuan T. Lee's Crossed Molecular Beam Experiment  

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Yuan T. Lee's Crossed Molecular Beam Experiment Yuan T. Lee's Crossed Molecular Beam Experiment Home | Staff | Search | Advisory Committee | User Facilities | Laboratories | Congress | Budget Yuan T. Lee's Crossed Molecular Beam Experiment http://web.archive.org/web/20000902074635/www.er.doe.gov/production/bes/YuanLee_Exp.html (1 of 4)4/7/2006 2:46:13 PM Yuan T. Lee's Crossed Molecular Beam Experiment The above illustration was drawn by Professor Yuan T. Lee, who shared the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. It shows the design for his crossed molecular beam experiment described in the story beginning on page 27 of "Basic Energy Sciences: Summary of Accomplishments" (DOE/ER-0455P, May 1990); the story is also copied below. The purpose of this experiment was to study the chemical reaction of sodium atoms with oxygen molecules. In the experiment, a beam of sodium atoms (green,

431

A Simple Eclipse Experiment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... the experiment above cited may be produced in one of three ways: first, by roughening the surface of the pin's head; secondly, by dust on the edges of ...

W. G. ROYAL-DAWSON

1912-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

432

Operating Experience Committee Charter  

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

and the ability to learn from experience are attributes consistently evident in High Reliability Organizations. These organizations are learning organizations, which have...

433

Beam dynamics simulations and measurements at the Project X Test Facility  

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Project X, under study at Fermilab, is a multitask high-power superconducting RF proton beam facility, aiming to provide high intensity protons for rare processes experiments and nuclear physics at low energy, and simultaneously for the production of neutrinos, as well as muon beams in the long term. A beam test facility - former known as High Intensity Neutrino Source (HINS) - is under commissioning for testing critical components of the project, e.g. dynamics and diagnostics at low beam energies, broadband beam chopping, RF power generation and distribution. In this paper we describe the layout of the test facility and present beam dynamics simulations and measurements.

Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; Scarpine, V.E.; Webber, R.C.; /Fermilab

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal coring using air as the circulating fluid; Some prototype studies conducted in G Tunnel at the Nevada Test Site for the Yucca Mountain Project  

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This paper reports on horizontal coring using air as the circulating fluid conducted in the G Tunnel Underground Facility (GTUF) at the Nevada Test Site. This work is part of the prototype investigations of hydrogeology for the Yucca Mountain Project. The work is being conducted to develop methods and procedures that will be used at the Department of Energy`s Yucca Mountain Site, a candidate site for the nation`s first high-level nuclear waste repository, during the site characterization phase of the investigations.

French, C.A. [Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co., Las Vegas, NV (US)

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Nonlinearity in modal and vibration testing.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This set of slides describes some aspects of nonlinear Vibration analysis thru use of analytical fromulas and Examples from real or simulated test systems . The Systems are drawn from a set of examples based on Years of vibration testing experience . Both traditional and new methods are used to describe nonlinear vibration.

Hunter, N. F. (Norman F.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Optimizing New Dark Energy Experiments  

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Next generation Stage IV dark energy experiments under design during this grant, and now under construction, will enable the determination of the properties of dark energy and dark matter to unprecedented precision using multiple complementary probes. The most pressing challenge in these experiments is the characterization and understanding of the systematic errors present within any given experimental configuration and the resulting impact on the accuracy of our constraints on dark energy physics. The DETF and the P5 panel in their reports recommended Expanded support for ancillary measurements required for the long-term program and for projects that will improve our understanding and reduction of the dominant systematic measurement errors. Looking forward to the next generation Stage IV experiments we have developed a program to address the most important potential systematic errors within these experiments. Using data from current facilities it has been feasible and timely to undertake a detailed investigation of the systematic errors. In this DOE grant we studied of the source and impact of the dominant systematic effects in dark energy measurements, and developed new analysis tools and techniques to minimize their impact. Progress under this grant is briefly reviewed in this technical report. This work was a necessary precursor to the coming generations of wide-deep probes of the nature of dark energy and dark matter. The research has already had an impact on improving the efficiencies of all Stage III and IV dark energy experiments.

Tyson, J. Anthony [University of California, Davis

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

437

Experiments to investigate direct containment heating phenomena with scaled models of the Surry Nuclear Power Plant  

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The Containment Technology Test Facility (CTTF) and the Surtsey Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories are used to perform scaled experiments that simulate High Pressure Melt Ejection accidents in a nuclear power plant (NPP). These experiments are designed to investigate the effects of direct containment heating (DCH) phenomena on the containment load. High-temperature, chemically reactive melt (thermite) is ejected by high-pressure steam into a scale model of a reactor cavity. Debris is entrained by the steam blowdown into a containment model where specific phenomena, such as the effect of subcompartment structures, prototypic air/steam/hydrogen atmospheres, and hydrogen generation and combustion, can be studied. Four Integral Effects Tests (IETs) have been performed with scale models of the Surry NPP to investigate DCH phenomena. The 1/61{sup th} scale Integral Effects Tests (IET-9, IET-10, and IET-11) were conducted in CTRF, which is a 1/6{sup th} scale model of the Surry reactor containment building (RCB). The 1/10{sup th} scale IET test (IET-12) was performed in the Surtsey vessel, which had been configured as a 1/10{sup th} scale Surry RCB. Scale models were constructed in each of the facilities of the Surry structures, including the reactor pressure vessel, reactor support skirt, control rod drive missile shield, biological shield wall, cavity, instrument tunnel, residual heat removal platform and heat exchangers, seal table room and seal table, operating deck, and crane wall. This report describes these experiments and gives the results.

Blanchat, T.K.; Allen, M.D.; Pilch, M.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Nichols, R.T. [Ktech Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Test plan for ISV laboratory-pyrolysis testing  

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The objective of the laboratory-pyrolysis studies is to obtain information on the high temperature (< 1200{degree}C) degradation and alteration of organic chemicals and materials similar to those found in the Radioactive Waste Management Complex, Pit 9. This test plan describes experimental procedures, sampling and analysis strategy, sampling procedures, sample control, and document management. It addresses safety issues in the experimental apparatus and procedures, personal training, and hazardous waste disposal. Finally, it describes the data quality objectives using the EPA tiered approach to treatability studies to define where research/scoping tests fit into these studies and the EPA analytical levels required for the tests.

McAtee, R.E.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems engineering approach to environmental risk management: A case study of depleted uranium at test area C-64, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Master`s thesis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Environmental restoration is an area of concern in an environmentally conscious world. Much effort is required to clean up the environment and promote environmentally sound methods for managing current land use. In light of the public consciousness with the latter topic, the United States Air Force must also take an active role in addressing these environmental issues with respect to current and future USAF base land use. This thesis uses the systems engineering technique to assess human health risks and to evaluate risk management options with respect to depleted uranium contamination in the sampled region of Test Area (TA) C-64 at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB). The research combines the disciplines of environmental data collection, DU soil concentration distribution modeling, ground water modeling, particle resuspension modeling, exposure assessment, health hazard assessment, and uncertainty analysis to characterize the test area. These disciplines are required to quantify current and future health risks, as well as to recommend cost effective ways to increase confidence in health risk assessment and remediation options.

Carter, C.M.; Fortmann, K.M.; Hill, S.W.; Latin, R.M.; Masterson, E.J.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State DOT: PENNSYLVANIA State Report Questions on NDT Testing  

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State DOT: PENNSYLVANIA State Report Questions on NDT Testing 1. What NDT testing methods Deflectometer (FWD) testing on our pavements by request. We are currently looking into the use of Rolling Weight) to analyze our pavements. 2. In your experience, how does the reliability of NDT testing methods compare

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August 30, 2006: Subcritical Test at NTS | Department of Energy  

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30, 2006: Subcritical Test at NTS 30, 2006: Subcritical Test at NTS August 30, 2006: Subcritical Test at NTS August 30, 2006: Subcritical Test at NTS August 30, 2006 The Department's Los Alamos National Laboratory successfully conducts a subcritical experiment, Unicorn, at 11:00 a.m. at the Nevada Test Site. The experiment provides crucial scientific information to maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons without having to conduct underground nuclear tests. Unicorn is the 23rd subcritical experiment to date. Subcritical experiments examine the behavior of plutonium as it is strongly shocked by forces produced by chemical high explosives. The experiments are subcritical; that is, no critical mass is formed, and no self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction can occur; thus, there is no nuclear

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Innovative Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

One test bed rotates 270 degrees, which enables researchers to study how building energy use and environmental parameters change with solar conditions. Another test bed...

443

Simulation of Coal Ash Particle Deposition Experiments  

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Simulation of Coal Ash Particle Deposition Experiments ... Ichikawa et al.(7) measured deposition behavior for ash particles from ashing tests for a series of five coals, using a nominally 1 m tall 60 mm diameter ash-heating tube that was fitted with a cooled, temperature-controlled particle impact probe oriented at a 30 angle to the atmospheric pressure air flow. ...

Weiguo Ai; John M. Kuhlman

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The DITE Tokamak Experiment  

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...April 1981 research-article The DITE Tokamak Experiment J. W. M. Paul W. H. M...magnetic containment of hot plasma in the tokamak toroidal configuration, and plasma heating...these concepts in the Divertor Injection Tokamak Experiment (DITE) at Culham Laboratory...

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Practical Experiments in Statistics  

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An simple and inexpensive experiment in radioactive decay that can be applied to any field that requires a knowledge of statistics; the primary goal is to familiarize students with probability distributions. ... A Didactic Experience of Statistical Analysis for the Determination of Glycine in a Nonaqueous Medium Using ANOVA and a Computer Program ...

Craig A. Stone; Lorin D. Mumaw

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Conference: Synergy Between Experiment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Kaxiras (Harvard) Synopsis ­ Society's ceaseless demand for clean, renewable energy resources on rapidly developing areas of nanoscale computation, will hold a conference on energy research, experimentAn NNIN/C Conference: Synergy Between Experiment and Computation in Energy ­ Looking to 2030. Yu

Heller, Eric

447

Cosmic rays and tests of fundamental principles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is now widely acknowledged that cosmic rays experiments can test possible new physics directly generated at the Planck scale or at some other fundamental scale. By studying particle properties at energies far beyond the reach of any man-made accelerator, they can yield unique checks of basic principles. A well-known example is provided by possible tests of special relativity at the highest cosmic-ray energies. But other essential ingredients of standard theories can in principle be tested: quantum mechanics, uncertainty principle, energy and momentum conservation, effective space-time dimensions, hamiltonian and lagrangian formalisms, postulates of cosmology, vacuum dynamics and particle propagation, quark and gluon confinement, elementariness of particles... Standard particle physics or string-like patterns may have a composite origin able to manifest itself through specific cosmic-ray signatures. Ultra-high energy cosmic rays, but also cosmic rays at lower energies, are probes of both "conventional" and new Physics. Status, prospects, new ideas, and open questions in the field are discussed. The Post Scriptum shows that several basic features of modern cosmology naturally appear in a SU(2) spinorial description of space-time without any need for matter, relativity or standard gravitation. New possible effects related to the spinorial space-time structure can also be foreseen. Similarly, the existence of spin-1/2 particles can be naturally related to physics beyond Planck scale and to a possible pre-Big Bang era.

Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

2010-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

448

The Yucca Mountain Project drift scale test  

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The Yucca Mountain Project is currently evaluating the coupled thermal-mechanical-hydrological-chemical (TMHC) response of the potential repository host rock through an in situ thermal testing program. A drift scale test (DST) was constructed during 1997 and heaters were turned on in December 1997. The DST includes nine canister-sized containers with thirty operating heaters each located within the heated drift (HD) and fifty wing heaters located in boreholes in both ribs with a total power output of nominally 210kW. A total of 147 boreholes (combined length of 3.3 km) houses most of the over 3700 TMHC sensors connected with 201 km of cabling to a central data acquisition system. The DST is located in the Exploratory Studies Facility in a 5-m diameter drift approximately 50 m in length. Heating will last up to four years and cooling will last another four years. The rock mass surrounding the DST will experience a harsh thermal environment with rock surface temperatures expected to reach a maximum of about 200 C. This paper describes the process of designing the DST. The first 38 m of the 50-m long Heated Drift (HD) is dedicated to collection of data that will lead to a better understanding of the complex coupled TMHC processes in the host rock of the proposed repository. The final 12 m is dedicated to evaluating the interactions between the heated rock mass and cast-in-place (CIP) concrete ground support systems at elevated temperatures. In addition to a description of the DST design, data from site characterization, and a general description of the analyses and analysis approach used to design the test and make pretest predictions are presented. Test-scoping and pretest numerical predictions of one way thermal-hydrologic, thermal-mechanical, and thermal-chemical behaviors have been completed (TRW, 1997a). These analyses suggest that a dry-out zone will be created around the DST and a 10,000 m{sup 3} volume of rock will experience temperatures above 100 C. The HD will experience large stress increases, particularly in the crown of the drift. Thermoelastic displacements of up to about 16 mm are predicted for some thermomechanical gages. Additional analyses using more complex models will be performed during the conduct of the DST and the results compared with measured data.

Finley, R.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Blair, S.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Labs., CA (United States); Boyle, W.J. [Dept. of Energy, Las Vegas, NV (United States)] [and others

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

COR Summary of Experience  

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

COR SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE Effective January 1, 2012, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) added a requirement for past COR experience to qualify for FAC-COR Level II (journeyman level) and III (senior/expert level). At least 1 year of COR experience is required to qualify for Level II; 2 years for Level III. OFPP strongly advises that applicants for Level III have prior experience at Level II. Applicants with no prior experience as an appointed COR must demonstrate proficiency in the specific competencies listed below for the same time period, validated by a cognizant Contracting Officer or Contract Specialist by signature below or an accompanying e-mail. Submit this form to your Site Acquisition Career Manager (SACM) as part of your application

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(1) Applied Psychology (2) How to Experiment in Education (3) Intelligence Measurement: a Psychological and Statistical Study based upon the Block-design Tests (4) The Psychology of Algebra  

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... subject. The chemist does not see Chemical Drama staring at him from -the posters of the daily papers, nor does the geologist find a complex geological hypothesis used ... parts covering the main field of applied psychology: Aims, Principles, and Methods,""Education and Everyday Life,""Mind and Health,"and Industry and Commerce. In the ...

WINIFRED SPIELMAN

1924-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

451

Test Advising Framework.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Test cases are represented in various formats depending on the process, the technique or the tool used to generate the tests. While different test case (more)

Wang, Yurong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Directed Test Suite Augmentation.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Test suite augmentation techniques are used in regression testing to identify code elements affected by changes and to generate test cases to cover those elements. (more)

Xu, Zhihong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Cyrogenic testing of 100 m superconducting power transmission test facility  

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This follow-up study to the 1980 tests of a three-expander configuration are the final tests of the cryogenic system designed to cool the facility for testing 100 m superconducting power transmission cables. The system was modified to incorporate a fourth turbo expander remote from the refrigerator at the far end of the load. The system is described with a flow schematic. The tests performed and their results are presented with turbine operating conditions presented in a table. Summary and conclusions are followed by a discussion concerning the thermometry used on the cable and the + or - 10 mK accuracy quoted.

Gibbs, R.J.; Jensen, J.E.; Thomas, R.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Advanced Vehicle Testing - Beginning-of-Test Battery Testing...  

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

2.5 V Thermal Mgmt.: Passive, Vacuum-Sealed Unit Pack Weight: 294 kg BATTERY LABORATORY TEST RESULTS SUMMARY Vehicle Mileage and Testing Date Vehicle Odometer: 6,696 mi Date of...

455

Animal testing of beauty products  

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Animal testing of beauty products Animal testing of beauty products Name: Wayers Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I consider animal testing to be cruel and unnecessary in most cases. I do not disapprove entirely with the testing of drugs and beneficial technology on animals; but I completely have a problem with testing unimportant items, such as make up, hair spray, and other beauty products on innocent lives. Are there any other methods of testing companies can use that wouldn't involve the harming of animals? Wayers Replies: Experience, theoretical models and testing on cell cultures can offer guidelines for a good guess as to what will happen when you throw some new chemical into a human body, but there are examples of where even very careful guesses have proved in practice to be terribly wrong (Thalidomide and DES come to mind). Given the very high level of safety that people demand from substances that go in or on their bodies, the only testing method that is considered reliable enough at present for new chemicals is to try the stuff out on some living creature that can tell you if it hurts or is sick. And even then you must be sure the creature is as similar as possible, at least in the part of the body you are worried about, to human beings. (This is itself a real challenge, and progress in treating disease is often hampered by the lack of a suitable animal model.) Thus ultimately comes the difficult ethical choice you are concerned with: namely, who or what gets to be the guinea pig? In terms of beauty products, there are enough people who feel as you do that there are a number of product lines which are guaranteed to be made without animal testing (they use ingredients that have been tested earlier on animals and are now recognized as safe). You can find them in natural foods and ecologically-conscious stores.

456

Proposed Laser-Based HED physics experiments for Stockpile Stewardship  

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An analysis of the scientific areas in High Energy Density (HED) physics that underpin the enduring LANL mission in Stockpile Stewardship (SS) has identified important research needs that are not being met. That analysis has included the work done as part of defining the mission need for the High Intensity Laser Laboratory (HILL) LANL proposal to NNSA, LDRD DR proposal evaluations, and consideration of the Predictive Capability Framework and LANL NNSA milestones. From that evaluation, we have identified several specific and scientifically-exciting experimental concepts to address those needs. These experiments are particularly responsive to physics issues in Campaigns 1 and 10. These experiments are best done initially at the LANL Trident facility, often relying on the unique capabilities available there, although there are typically meritorious extensions envisioned at future facilities such as HILL, or the NIF once the ARC short-pulse laser is available at sufficient laser intensity. As the focus of the LANL HEDP effort broadens from ICF ignition of the point design at the conclusion of the National Ignition Campaign, into a more SS-centric effort, it is useful to consider these experiments, which address well-defined issues, with specific scientific hypothesis to test or models to validate or disprove, via unit-physics experiments. These experiments are in turn representative of a possible broad experimental portfolio to elucidate the physics of interest to these campaigns. These experiments, described below, include: (1) First direct measurement of the evolution of particulates in isochorically heated dense plasma; (2) Temperature relaxation measurements in a strongly-coupled plasma; (3) Viscosity measurements in a dense plasma; and (4) Ionic structure factors in a dense plasma. All these experiments address scientific topics of importance to our sponsors, involve excellent science at the boundaries of traditional fields, utilize unique capabilities at LANL, and contribute to the Campaign milestone in 2018. Given their interdisciplinary nature, it is not surprising that these research needs are not being addressed by the other excellent high-energy density physics (HEDP) facilities coming on line, facilities aimed squarely at more established fields and missions. Although energy rich, these facilities deliver radiation (e.g., particle beams for isochoric heating) over a timescale that is too slow in these unit physics experiments to eliminate hydrodynamic evolution of the target plasma during the time it is being created. A theme shared by all of these experiments is the need to quickly create a quasi-homogeneous 'initial state' whose properties and evolution we wish to study. Otherwise, we cannot create unit experiments to isolate the physics of interest and validate the models in our codes, something that cannot be done with the integrated experiments often done in HED. Moreover, these experiments in some cases involve combinations of solid and plasmas, or matter in the warm-dense matter state, where neither the theoretical approximations of solid state or of fully-ionized weakly-coupled plasmas can be used. In all cases, the capability of 'isochoric heating' ('flash' heating at constant density) is important. In some cases, the ability to selectively heat to different degrees different species within a target, whether mixed or adjacent to each other, is critical for the experiment. This capability requires the delivery of very high power densities, which require the conversion of the laser into very short and intense pulses of secondary radiation (electrons, ions, neutrons, x-rays). Otherwise, there is no possibility of a clean experiment to constrain the models, in the cases there are any, or inform the creation of one. Another typical requirement of these experiments is the ability to probe these exotic extreme conditions of matter with flexible and diverse sources of secondary radiation. Without a high-intensity high-power laser with some unique attributes available on Trident today (e.g., ultra-high laser-puls

Benage, John F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Albright, Brian J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fernandez, Juan C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

457

Combined Experiment Phase 1. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

How does wind tunnel airfoil data differ from the airfoil performance on an operating horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT)? The National Renewable Energy laboratory has been conducting a comprehensive test program focused on answering this question and understanding the basic fluid mechanics of rotating HAWT stall aerodynamics. The basic approach was to instrument a wind rotor, using an airfoil that was well documented by wind tunnel tests, and measure operating pressure distributions on the rotating blade. Based an the integrated values of the pressure data, airfoil performance coefficients were obtained, and comparisons were made between the rotating data and the wind tunnel data. Care was taken to the aerodynamic and geometric differences between the rotating and the wind tunnel models. This is the first of two reports describing the Combined Experiment Program and its results. This Phase I report covers background information such as test setup and instrumentation. It also includes wind tunnel test results and roughness testing.

Butterfield, C.P.; Musial, W.P.; Simms, D.A.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Status of the MINERnuA Experiment  

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MINERnuA is a dedicated neutrino cross section experiment at Fermilab that will study the axial current through neutrino-nucleon interactions and measure a variety of cross sections in support of long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. A dataset of neutrino events was taken with a portion of MINERnuA, called the Tracking Prototype, installed in the NuMI beamline.

Eberly, B. [Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

459

TR-EDB: Test Reactor Embrittlement Data Base, Version 1  

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The Test Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (TR-EDB) is a collection of results from irradiation in materials test reactors. It complements the Power Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (PR-EDB), whose data are restricted to the results from the analysis of surveillance capsules in commercial power reactors. The rationale behind their restriction was the assumption that the results of test reactor experiments may not be applicable to power reactors and could, therefore, be challenged if such data were included. For this very reason the embrittlement predictions in the Reg. Guide 1.99, Rev. 2, were based exclusively on power reactor data. However, test reactor experiments are able to cover a much wider range of materials and irradiation conditions that are needed to explore more fully a variety of models for the prediction of irradiation embrittlement. These data are also needed for the study of effects of annealing for life extension of reactor pressure vessels that are difficult to obtain from surveillance capsule results.

Stallmann, F.W.; Wang, J.A.; Kam, F.B.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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