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FIFTH INTERIM STATUS REPORT: MODEL 9975 PCV O-RING FIXTURE LONG-TERM LEAK PERFORMANCE  

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A series of experiments to monitor the aging performance of Viton{reg_sign} GLT O-rings used in the Model 9975 package has been ongoing for six years at the Savannah River National Laboratory. Sixty-seven mock-ups of 9975 Primary Containment Vessels (PCVs) were assembled and heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 450 F. They were leak-tested initially and have been tested at nominal six month intervals to determine if they meet the criterion of leaktightness defined in ANSI standard N14.5-97. Fourteen additional tests were initiated in 2008 with GLT-S O-rings heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 400 F. High temperature aging continues for 36 GLT O-ring fixtures at 200-350 F. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in 6 of the GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 300 and 350 F, and in all 3 of the GLT O-ring fixtures aging at higher temperatures. No failures have yet been observed in GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 200 F for 30-48 months, which is still bounding to O-ring temperatures during storage in KAMS. High temperature aging continues for 6 GLT-S O-ring fixtures at 200-300 F. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in all 8 of the GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 350 and 400 F. No failures have yet been observed in GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 200 or 300 F for 19 months. For O-ring fixtures that have failed the room temperature leak test and been disassembled, the Orings displayed a compression set ranging from 51-95%. This is significantly greater than seen to date for packages inspected during KAMS field surveillance (23% average). For GLT O-rings, service life based on the room temperature leak rate criterion is comparable to that predicted by compression stress relaxation (CSR) data at higher temperatures (350-400 F). While there are no comparable failure data yet at aging temperatures below 300 F, extrapolations of the data for GLT O-rings suggests the CSR model predictions provide a conservative prediction of service life relative to the leak rate criterion. Failure data at lower temperatures are needed to verify this apparent trend. Insufficient failure data exist currently to perform a similar comparison for GLT-S O-rings. Aging and periodic leak testing will continue for the remaining fixtures.

Daugherty, W.; Hoffman, E.

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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FIFTH INTERIM STATUS REPORT: MODEL 9975 PCV O-RING FIXTURE LONG-TERM LEAK PERFORMANCE  

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A series of experiments to monitor the aging performance of Viton{sup reg.} GLT O-rings used in the Model 9975 package has been ongoing for six years at the Savannah River National Laboratory. Sixty-seven mock-ups of 9975 Primary Containment Vessels (PCVs) were assembled and heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 450 F. They were leak-tested initially and have been tested at nominal six month intervals to determine if they meet the criterion of leaktightness defined in ANSI standard N14.5-97. Fourteen additional tests were initiated in 2008 with GLT-S O-rings heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 400 F. High temperature aging continues for 36 GLT O-ring fixtures at 200--350 F. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in 5 of the GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 300 and 350 F, and in all 3 of the GLT O-ring fixtures aging at higher temperatures. No failures have yet been observed in GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 200 F for 30--48 months, which is still bounding to O-ring temperatures during storage in KAMS. High temperature aging continues for 6 GLT-S O-ring fixtures at 200--300 F. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in all 8 of the GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 350 and 400 F. No failures have yet been observed in GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 200 or 300 F for 19 months. For O-ring fixtures that have failed the room temperature leak test and been disassembled, the O-rings displayed a compression set ranging from 51--95%. This is significantly greater than seen to date for packages inspected during KAMS field surveillance (23% average). For GLT O-rings, service life based on the room temperature leak rate criterion is comparable to that predicted by compression stress relaxation (CSR) data at higher temperatures (350--400 F). While there are no comparable failure data yet at aging temperatures below 300 F, extrapolations of the data for GLT O-rings suggests that CSR model predictions provide a conservative prediction of service life relative to the leak rate criterion. Failure data at lower temperatures is needed to verify this apparent trend. Insufficient failure data exist currently to perform a similar comparison for GLT-S O-rings. Aging and periodic leak testing will continue for the remaining fixtures.

Daugherty, W.; Hoffman, E.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIXTH INTERIM STATUS REPORT: MODEL 9975 PCV O-RING FIXTURE LONG-TERM LEAK PERFORMANCE  

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A series of experiments to monitor the aging performance of Viton{reg_sign} GLT O-rings used in the Model 9975 package has been ongoing for seven years at the Savannah River National Laboratory. Seventy tests using mock-ups of 9975 Primary Containment Vessels (PCVs) were assembled and heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 450 F. They were leak-tested initially and have been tested periodically to determine if they meet the criterion of leak-tightness defined in ANSI standard N14.5-97. Fourteen additional tests were initiated in 2008 with GLT-S O-rings heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 400 F. High temperature aging continues for 33 GLT O-ring fixtures at 200-300 F. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in all of the GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 350 F and higher temperatures, and in 7 fixtures aging at 300 F. No failures have yet been observed in GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 200 F for 41-60 months, which is still bounding to O-ring temperatures during storage in K-Area Complex (KAC). Based on expectations that the fixtures aging at 200 F will remain leak-tight for a significant period yet to come, 2 additional fixtures began aging within the past year at an intermediate temperature of 270 F, with hopes that they may leak before the 200 F fixtures. High temperature aging continues for 6 GLT-S O-ring fixtures at 200-300 F. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in all 8 of the GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 350 and 400 F. No failures have yet been observed in GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 200-300 F for up to 26 months. For O-ring fixtures that have failed the room temperature leak test and been disassembled, the Orings displayed a compression set ranging from 51-96%. This is greater than seen to date for packages inspected during KAC field surveillance (24% average). For GLT O-rings, separate service life estimates have been made based on the O-ring fixture leak test data and based on compression stress relaxation (CSR) data. These two predictive models show reasonable agreement at higher temperatures (350-400 F). However, at 300 F, the room temperature leak test failures to date experienced longer aging times than predicted by the CSR-based model. This suggests that extrapolations of the CSR model predictions to temperatures below 300 F will provide a conservative prediction of service life relative to the leak rate criterion. Leak test failure data at lower temperatures are needed to verify this apparent trend. Insufficient failure data exist currently to perform a similar comparison for GLT-S O-rings. Aging and periodic leak testing will continue for the remaining fixtures.

Daugherty, W.

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NINTH INTERIM STATUS REPORT: MODEL 9975 PCV O-RING FIXTURE LONG-TERM LEAK PERFORMANCE  

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A series of experiments to monitor the aging performance of Viton® GLT O-rings used in the Model 9975 package has been ongoing since 2004 at the Savannah River National Laboratory. One approach has been to periodically evaluate the leak performance of O-rings being aged in mock-up 9975 Primary Containment Vessels (PCVs) at elevated temperatures. Other methods such as compression-stress relaxation (CSR) tests and field surveillance are also on-going to evaluate O-ring behavior. Seventy tests using PCV mock-ups were assembled and heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 450 ºF. They were leak-tested initially and have been tested periodically to determine if they continue to meet the leak-tightness criterion defined in ANSI standard N14.5-97. Due to material substitution, fourteen additional tests were initiated in 2008 with GLT-S O-rings heated to temperatures ranging from 200 to 400 ºF. High temperature aging continues for 23 GLT O-ring fixtures at 200 – 270 ºF. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in all of the GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 350 ºF and higher temperatures, and in 8 fixtures aging at 300 ºF. The earliest 300 °F GLT O-ring fixture failure was observed at 34 months. The remaining GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 300 ºF have been retired from testing following more than 5 years at temperature without failure. No failures have yet been observed in GLT O-ring fixtures aging at 200 ºF for 72 - 96 months, which bounds O-ring temperatures anticipated during storage in K-Area Complex (KAC). Based on expectations that the 200 ºF fixtures will remain leak-tight for a significant period yet to come, 2 additional fixtures began aging in 2011 at 270 ºF, with hopes that they may reach a failure condition before the 200 ºF fixtures, thus providing additional time to failure data. High temperature aging continues for 6 GLT-S O-ring fixtures at 200 – 300 ºF. Room temperature leak test failures have been experienced in all 8 of the GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 350 and 400 ºF. No failures have yet been observed in GLT-S O-ring fixtures aging at 200 - 300 ºF for 54 - 57 months. No additional O-ring failures have been observed since the last interim report was issued. Aging and periodic leak testing will continue for the remaining PCV fixtures. Additional irradiation of several fixtures is recommended to maintain a balance between thermal and radiation exposures similar to that experienced in storage, and to show the degree of consistency of radiation response between GLT and GLT-S O-rings.

Daugherty, W.

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Butyl rubber O-ring seals: Revision of test procedures for stockpile materials  

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Extensive testing showed little correlation between test slab and O-ring performance. New procedures, comparable to those used with the traditional test slabs, were defined for hardness, compression set, and tensile property testing on sacrificial O-ring specimens. Changes in target performance values were made as needed and were, in one case, tightened to reflect the O-ring performance data. An additional study was carried out on O-ring and slab performance vs cure cycle and showed little sensitivity of material performance to large changes in curing time. Aging and spectra of certain materials indicated that two sets of test slabs from current vendor were accidently made from EPDM rather than butyl rubber. Random testing found no O-rings made from EPDM. As a result, and additional spectroscope test will be added to the product acceptance procedures to verify the type of rubber compound used.

Domeier, L.A.; Wagter, K.R.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Measurement of the Moisture Concentration of Selected Test...  

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The Measurement of the Moisture Concentration of Selected Test Model Ore Zones (April 1977) The Measurement of the Moisture Concentration of Selected Test Model Ore Zones (April...

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Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Package O-Ring Seal Material Validation Testing  

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The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Package O-Ring Seal Material Validation Test was conducted to validate the use of the Butyl material as a primary seal throughout the required temperature range. Three tests were performed at (1) 233 K ({minus}40 {degrees}F), (2) a specified operating temperature, and (3) 244 K ({minus}20 {degrees}F) before returning to room temperature. Helium leak tests were performed at each test point to determine seal performance. The two major test objectives were to establish that butyl rubber material would maintain its integrity under various conditions and within specified parameters and to evaluate changes in material properties.

Adkins, H.E.; Ferrell, P.C.; Knight, R.C.

1994-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioisotope thermoelectric generator package o-ring seal material validation testing  

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The Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Package O-Ring Seal Material Validation Test was conducted to validate the use of the Butyl material as a primary seal throughout the required temperature range. Three tests were performed at (I) 233 K ({minus}40 {degree}F), (2) a specified operating temperature, and (3) 244 K ({minus}20 {degree}F) before returning to room temperature. Helium leak tests were performed at each test point to determine seal performance. The two major test objectives were to establish that butyl rubber material would maintain its integrity under various conditions and within specified parameters and to evaluate changes in material properties. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}

Adkins, H.E.; Ferrell, P.C.; Knight, R.C. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, P. O. Box 1970, MSIN N1-25, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

1995-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the role of bacteria in leaching of low-grade ores  

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A robustious structural model is developed to describe the role of bacteria in the leaching process of low-grade ores under conditions controlled by intraparticle diffusion. The main impetus behind developing this model is to provide an insight into such systems, together with a suitable framework for interpreting experimental data. The model is derived in detail with respect to reaction chemistry and the role of bacteria in catalyzing these reactions, specifically the synergism of chemistry, physics and biology in determining the overall behavior of the system. The model is used to simulate the atmospheric oxidation of iron disulfide contained in porous solids in the presence of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans (T. ferrooxidans). The experimental data are predicted well by the model, which demonstrates its applicability and supports the view that the rate of intraparticle diffusion is the controlling mechanism for this system.

Batarseh, K.I.; Stiller, A.H. (West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ore mineralization related to geological evolution of the Karkonosze–Izera Massif (the Sudetes, Poland) — Towards a model  

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Abstract The Karkonosze–Izera Massif is a large tectonic unit located in the northern periphery of the Bohemian Massif. It includes the Variscan Karkonosze Granite (about 328–304 Ma) surrounded by the following four older units:- Izera–Kowary (the Early Paleozoic continental crust of the Saxothuringian Basin), - Ješt?d (the Middle Devonian to Lower Viséan sedimentary succession deposited on the NE passive margin of the Saxothuringian Terrane), out of the present study area, - Southern Karkonosze (metamorphosed sediments and volcanics filling the Saxothuringian Basin), out of the present study area, - Leszczyniec (Early Ordovician, obducted fragment of Saxothuringian Basin sea floor). The authors present a genetic model of ore mineralization in the Karkonosze–Izera Massif, in which ore deposits and ore minerals occurrences are related to the successive episodes of the geological history of the Karkonosze–Izera Massif:- formation of the Saxothuringian Basin and its passive continental margin (about 500–490 Ma) - Variscan thermal events:- regional metamorphism (360–340 Ma) - Karkonosze Granite intrusion (328–304 Ma) - Late Cretaceous and Neogene-to-Recent hypergenic processes. The oldest ore deposits and ore minerals occurrences of the Karkonosze–Izera Massif are represented by pyrite and magnetite deposits hosted in the Leszczyniec Unit as well as by magnetite deposit and, presumably, by a small part of tin mineralization hosted in the Izera–Kowary Unit. All these deposits and occurrences were subjected to the pre-Variscan regional metamorphism. Most of the Karkonosze–Izera Massif ore deposits and occurrences are related to the Karkonosze Granite intrusion. This group includes a spatially diversified assemblage of small ore deposits and ore mineral occurrences of: Fe, Cu, Sn, As, U, Co, Au, Ag, Pb, Ni, Bi, Zn, Sb, Se, S, Th, REE, Mo, W and Hg located within the granite and in granite-related pegmatites, in the close contact aureole of the granite and within the metamorphic envelope, at various distances from the granite. Assuming world standards, all these deposits are now uneconomic. Various age determinations indicated that ore formation connected with the Karkonosze Granite might have taken place mostly between about 326 and 270 Ma. The last ore-forming episode in the Karkonosze–Izera Massif is related to hypergenic processes, particularly important in the northern part of the massif, in the Izera–Kowary Unit where some uranium deposits and occurrences resulted from the infiltration of ore solutions that originated from the weathering of pre-existing accumulations of uranium minerals. A separate problem is the presence of oxidation zones of ore deposits and occurrences, both the fossil and the recent. A full list of ore minerals identified in described deposits and occurrences of the Karkonosze–Izera Massif together with relevant, key references is presented in the form of an appendix.

Ksenia Mochnacka; Teresa Oberc-Dziedzic; Wojciech Mayer; Adam Pieczka

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphological characterization of O-rings from the GCEP long-term test program. [Dupont 1141, 3M 4762 and 4768, and Parker V884-75 O-rings  

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Based on the results of the morphological and structural characterizations reported herein the following conclusions have been reached. (1) O-rings of any of the four materials studied should last at least 10 years when employed in a standard static seal configuration utilizing a groove that holds the O-ring. (2) Such a static seal provides considerable protection from reaction. (3) The reaction of UF/sub 6/ with the O-ring material is the dominant degradation reaction; however there are effects on a least one compound that appear to be related to HF penetration into the O-ring matrix. The slow nature of the reaction of UF/sub 6/ with the flanged O-rings makes life projections quite difficult using any means. It would appear that one of the best methods for determining the life of these materials would be actual use combined with routine long-term inspection/sampling of a selected typical subset of O-rings. At GCEP conditions it would not be surprising to find the actual life of the O-rings is longer than any anticipated operation time of the plant facility. 16 figures, 1 table.

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

1984-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of Weapon Seals – An Update on Butyl O-ring Issues  

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During testing under the Enhanced Surveillance Campaign in 2001, preliminary data detected a previously unknown and potentially serious concern with recently procured butyl o-rings on several programs. All butyl o-rings molded from a proprietary formulation throughout the period circa 1999 through 2001 had less than a full cure. Engineering judgment was that under curing is detrimental and could possibly lead to sub-optimum performance or, in the worst case, premature seal failure. An aging study was undertaken to ensure that suspect o-rings installed in the stockpile will retain sufficient sealing force for a minimum ten-year service life. A new prediction model developed for this study indicates suspect o-rings do not need to be replaced before the ten-year service life. Long-term testing results are reported on a yearly basis to validate the prediction model. This report documents the aging results for the period September 2002 to January 2011.

Wilson, Mark H.

2011-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Nonlinear viscoelastic response of carbon black-filled butyl rubber and implications for o-ring aging  

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Butyl rubber, unfortunately, has pronounced nonlinear viscoelastic behavior, which may be modelled by a separable KBKZ formalism. While these effects seem to have minimal impact on accelerated sealing force measurements, they do severely impact compression set tests. Therefore, a new test is suggested for evaluating field-return o-rings which is free from such confounding effects.

Adolf, D.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Simple Models of ENSO  

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The realistic simulation of El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model (CGCM) is used to test two simple theoretical models of the phenomenon: the ...

Carlos R. Mechoso; J. David Neelin; Jin-Yi Yu

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potassium-Modified Iron Ore as Oxygen Carrier for Coal Chemical Looping Combustion: Continuous Test in 1 kW Reactor  

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(20) Briefly, it consists of a fast fluidized bed as an air reactor, a cyclone, a spout-fluid bed as a fuel reactor, and an external loop-seal. ... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2013), 52 (28), 9573-9585 CODEN: IECRED; ISSN:0888-5885. ... Gu, H.; Shen, L.; Xiao, J.; Zhang, S.; Song, T.; Chen, D.Iron ore as oxygen carrier improved with potassium for chemical looping combustion of anthracite coal Combust. ...

Haiming Gu; Laihong Shen; Zhaoping Zhong; Xin Niu; Huijun Ge; Yufei Zhou; Shen Xiao

2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Climate Models: An Approach  

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The scientific merit of decadal climate projections can only be established by means of comparisons with observations. Testing of models that are used to predict climate change is of such importance that no single approach will provide the ...

Richard Goody; James Anderson; Gerald North

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOTAL ORE PROCESSING INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT  

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The lessons learned from ore segregation test No.3 were presented to Minntac Mine personnel during the reporting period. Ore was segregated by A-Factor, with low values going to Step 1/2 and high values going to Step 3. During the test, the mine maintained the best split possible for the given production and location constraints. During the test, Step 1&2 A-Factor was lowered more than Step 3 was raised. All other ore quality changes were not manipulated, but the segregation by A-Factor affected most of the other qualities. Magnetic iron, coarse tails, fine tails, silica, and grind changed in response to the split. Segregation was achieved by adding ore from HIS to the Step 3 blend and lowering the amount of LC 1&2 and somewhat lowering the amount of LC 3&4. Conversely, Step 1&2 received less HIS with a corresponding increase in LC 1&2. The amount of IBC was increased to both Steps about one-third of the way into the test. For about the center half of the test, LC 3&4 was reduced to both Steps. The most noticeable layer changes were, then: an increase in the HIS split; a decrease in the LC 1&2 split; adding IBC to both Steps; and lowering LC 3&4 to both Steps. Statistical analysis of the dataset collected during ordinary, non-segregated operation of the mine and mill is continuing. Graphical analysis of blast patterns according to drill monitor data was slowed by student classwork. It is expected to resume after the semester ends in May.

Leslie Gertsch; Richard Gertsch

2005-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Kumba Iron Ore | Open Energy Information  

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Kumba Iron Ore Jump to: navigation, search Name: Kumba Iron Ore Place: Pretoria, South Africa Zip: 175 Sector: Solar Product: South Africa based mining company. The firm is...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Modeling, Testing and Analysis  

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STATUS REPORT FOR AGING STUDIES OF EPDM O-RING MATERIAL FOR THE H1616 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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This is an interim status report for tasks carried out per Task Technical Plan SRNL-STI-2011-00506. A series of tasks/experiments are being performed at the Savannah River National Laboratory to monitor the aging performance of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) Orings used in the H1616 shipping package. The data will support the technical basis to extend the annual maintenance of the EPDM O-rings in the H1616 shipping package and to predict the life of the seals at bounding service conditions. Current expectations are that the O-rings will maintain a seal at bounding normal temperatures in service (152 F) for at least 12 months. The baseline aging data review suggests that the EPDM O-rings are likely to retain significant mechanical properties and sealing force at bounding service temperatures to provide a service life of at least 2 years. At lower, more realistic temperatures, longer service life is likely. Parallel compression stress relaxation and vessel leak test efforts are in progress to further validate this assessment and quantify a more realistic service life prediction. The H1616 shipping package O-rings were evaluated for baseline property data as part of this test program. This was done to provide a basis for comparison of changes in material properties and performance parameters as a function of aging. This initial characterization was limited to physical and mechanical properties, namely hardness, thickness and tensile strength. These properties appear to be consistent with O-ring specifications. Three H1616-1 Containment Vessels were placed in test conditions and are aging at temperatures ranging from 160 to 300 F. The vessels were Helium leak-tested initially and have been tested at periodic intervals after cooling to room temperature to determine if they meet the criterion of leaktightness defined in ANSI standard N14.5-97 (< 1E-07 std cc air/sec at room temperature). To date, no leak test failures have occurred. The cumulative time at temperature ranges from 174 days for the 300 F vessel to 189 days for the 160 F vessel as of 8/1/2012. The compression stress-relaxation (CSR) behavior of H1616 shipping package O-rings is being evaluated to develop an aging model based on material properties. O-ring segments were initially aged at four temperatures (175 F, 235 F, 300 F and 350 F). These temperatures were selected to bound normal service temperatures and to challenge the seals within a reasonable aging period. Currently, samples aging at 300 F and 350 F have reached the mechanical failure point (end of life) which is defined in this study as 90% loss of initial sealing force. As a result, additional samples more recently began aging at {approx}270 F to provide additional data for the aging model. Aging and periodic leak testing of the full containment vessels, as well as CSR testing of O-ring segments is ongoing. Continued testing per the Task Technical Plan is recommended in order to validate the assumptions outlined in this status report and to quantify and validate the long-term performance of O-ring seals under actual service conditions.

Stefek, T.; Daugherty, W.; Skidmore, E.

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial reduction of iron ore  

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A process is provided for reducing iron ore by treatment with microorganisms which comprises forming an aqueous mixture of iron ore, microorganisms operable for reducing the ferric iron of the iron ore to ferrous iron, and a substrate operable as an energy source for the microbial reduction; and maintaining the aqueous mixture for a period of time and under conditions operable to effect the reduction of the ore. Preferably the microorganism is Pseudomonas sp. 200 and the reduction conducted anaerobically with a domestic wastewater as the substrate. An aqueous solution containing soluble ferrous iron can be separated from the reacted mixture, treated with a base to precipitate ferrous hydroxide which can then be recovered as a concentrated slurry.

Hoffmann, Michael R. (Pasadena, CA); Arnold, Robert G. (Pasadena, CA); Stephanopoulos, Gregory (Pasadena, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial reduction of iron ore  

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A process is provided for reducing iron ore by treatment with microorganisms which comprises forming an aqueous mixture of iron ore, microorganisms operable for reducing the ferric iron of the iron ore to ferrous iron, and a substrate operable as an energy source for the microbial reduction; and maintaining the aqueous mixture for a period of time and under conditions operable to effect the reduction of the ore. Preferably the microorganism is Pseudomonas sp. 200 and the reduction conducted anaerobically with a domestic wastewater as the substrate. An aqueous solution containing soluble ferrous iron can be separated from the reacted mixture, treated with a base to precipitate ferrous hydroxide which can then be recovered as a concentrated slurry. 11 figs.

Hoffmann, M.R.; Arnold, R.G.; Stephanopoulos, G.

1989-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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GEOCHEMICAL TESTING AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT - RESIDUAL TANK WASTE TEST PLAN  

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This Test Plan describes the testing and chemical analyses release rate studies on tank residual samples collected following the retrieval of waste from the tank. This work will provide the data required to develop a contaminant release model for the tank residuals from both sludge and salt cake single-shell tanks. The data are intended for use in the long-term performance assessment and conceptual model development.

CANTRELL KJ; CONNELLY MP

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Platinum Metals Magmatic Sulfide Ores  

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...Stumpfl (36) has suggested that hydro-thermal solutions have upgraded the ores. Hiemstra...Silver and Gold (Mineral Bulletin MR 185, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Ot-tawa...individuals. Sup-port has been received from Energy, Mines and Resources Canada grant 222-4-78...

A. J. Naldrett; J. M. Duke

1980-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Modeling, Testing and Analysis  

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Modeling, Testing and Analysis Modeling, Testing and Analysis The Vehicle Technologies Office's robust portfolio is supported by modeling, testing, and analysis. This work complements the research on batteries, power electronics, and materials, helping researchers integrate these components and ensure the whole vehicle meets consumer and commercial needs. Modeling allows researchers to build "virtual vehicles" that simulate fuel economy, emissions and performance of a potential vehicle. The Office has supported the development of several software-based analytic tools that researchers can use or license. Integration and Validation allows researchers to test physical component and subsystem prototypes as if they are in a real vehicle. Laboratory and Fleet Testing provides data on PEVs through both dynamometer and on-the-road testing. Researchers use the data to benchmark current vehicles, as well as validate the accuracy of software models.

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ACCELERATED DESTRUCTIVE DEGRADATION TESTS: DATA, MODELS,  

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ACCELERATED DESTRUCTIVE DEGRADATION TESTS: DATA, MODELS, AND ANALYSIS Luis A. Escobar Dept are often accelerated by testing at higher than usual levels of accelerating variables like temperature. This chapter describes an important class of models for accelerated destructive degradation data. We use

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Natural Ores as Oxygen Carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion  

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Chemical looping combustion (CLC) is a combustion technology that utilizes oxygen from oxygen carriers (OC), such as metal oxides, instead of air to combust fuels. The use of natural minerals as oxygen carriers has advantages, such as lower cost and availability. Eight materials, based on copper or iron oxides, were selected for screening tests of CLC processes using coal and methane as fuels. Thermogravimetric experiments and bench-scale fixed-bed reactor tests were conducted to investigate the oxygen transfer capacity, reaction kinetics, and stability during cyclic reduction/oxidation reaction. Most natural minerals showed lower combustion capacity than pure CuO/Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} due to low-concentrations of active oxide species in minerals. In coal CLC, chryscolla (Cu-based), magnetite, and limonite (Fe-based) demonstrated better reaction performances than other materials. The addition of steam improved the coal CLC performance when using natural ores because of the steam gasification of coal and the subsequent reaction of gaseous fuels with active oxide species in the natural ores. In methane CLC, chryscolla, hematite, and limonite demonstrated excellent reactivity and stability in 50-cycle thermogravimetric analysis tests. Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}-based ores possess greater oxygen utilization but require an activation period before achieving full performance in methane CLC. Particle agglomeration issues associated with the application of natural ores in CLC processes were also studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Tian, Hanjing; Siriwardane, Ranjani; Simonyi, Thomas; Poston, James

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Used Fuel Testing Transportation Model  

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This report identifies shipping packages/casks that might be used by the Used Nuclear Fuel Disposition Campaign Program (UFDC) to ship fuel rods and pieces of fuel rods taken from high-burnup used nuclear fuel (UNF) assemblies to and between research facilities for purposes of evaluation and testing. Also identified are the actions that would need to be taken, if any, to obtain U.S. Nuclear Regulatory (NRC) or other regulatory authority approval to use each of the packages and/or shipping casks for this purpose.

Ross, Steven B.; Best, Ralph E.; Maheras, Steven J.; Jensen, Philip J.; England, Jeffery L.; LeDuc, Dan

2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of ettringite-related swelling mechanisms for treated chromite ore processing residue  

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Accelerated one-dimensional unconfined swell tests were conducted for ferrous sulfate chromite ore processing residue (COPR) field-treated samples. The field-treated samples were subjected to wet and dry cycle...

Deok Hyun Moon; Mahmoud Wazne…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Climate Models Using Thermal Infrared Spectra  

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An approach to test climate models with observations is presented. In this approach, it is possible to directly observe the longwave feedbacks of the climate system in time series of annual average outgoing longwave spectra. Tropospheric ...

Stephen Leroy; James Anderson; John Dykema; Richard Goody

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study Of Scale Deposition- An Analogue Of Meso- To Epithermal Ore  

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Study Of Scale Deposition- An Analogue Of Meso- To Epithermal Ore Study Of Scale Deposition- An Analogue Of Meso- To Epithermal Ore Formation In The Volcano Of Milos, Aegean Arc, Greece Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Study Of Scale Deposition- An Analogue Of Meso- To Epithermal Ore Formation In The Volcano Of Milos, Aegean Arc, Greece Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The viability of boiling as a mechanism for meso- to epithermal ore formation has been tested in the Milos volcano, Aegean Island Arc, by investigating rates of deposition and composition of scale, and by drawing an analogy between the results and actual field occurrences on the island. Milos offers ideal conditions for such testing: it consists of predominantly felsic volcanic rocks with numerous late-stage hydrovolcanic

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Towards a model based approach for integration testing  

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In this paper, we introduce a model based approach for integration test cases generation. The approach is based on UML 2 Testing Profile and follows the Mode-Driven Architecture for generating integration test cases from unit test models. The generated ... Keywords: UTP, integration testing, model based testing, test cases generation

Mohamed Mussa; Ferhat Khendek

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Standard Model tests with trapped radioactive atoms  

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We review the use of laser cooling and trapping for Standard Model tests, focusing on trapping of radioactive isotopes. Experiments with neutral atoms trapped with modern laser cooling techniques are testing several basic predictions of electroweak unification. For nuclear $\\beta$ decay, demonstrated trap techniques include neutrino momentum measurements from beta-recoil coincidences, along with methods to produce highly polarized samples. These techniques have set the best general constraints on non-Standard Model scalar interactions in the first generation of particles. They also have the promise to test whether parity symmetry is maximally violated, to search for tensor interactions, and to search for new sources of time reversal violation. There are also possibilites for exotic particle searches. Measurements of the strength of the weak neutral current can be assisted by precision atomic experiments using traps of small numbers of radioactive atoms, and sensitivity to possible time-reversal violating electric dipole moments can be improved.

J. A. Behr; G. Gwinner

2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing,...  

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Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel...

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IN-SITU MINING OF PHOSPHATE ORES  

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Presently the mining of Florida phosphate requires the movement of over a 100-ton of materials (overburden, sand, clay) for every ton of phosphate concentrate recovered. Not only is this energy intensive, but it also causes significant stress on the environment. In 2003, the Department of Energy solicited ideas for innovative mining ideas that could significantly improve the efficiency of mining. An award was made to the University of Florida Engineering Research Center to evaluate the in situ mining of phosphates using an aqueous CO{sub 2} solution. Tests were carried out in a 15.2 cm (6-inch) diameter column, 1.83 meter (6 feet) long at pressures up to 117.2 kg/cm{sup 2} (40 psi). Results to date demonstrate that initially the MgO is leached from the ore and then the phosphate. While the tests are continuing, so far they have not demonstrated P{sub 2}O{sub 5} concentrations that are economically attractive.

H. El-Shall; R. Stana; A. El-Midany; S. Malekzadah

2004-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse hydrochemical models of aqueous extracts tests  

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Aqueous extract test is a laboratory technique commonly used to measure the amount of soluble salts of a soil sample after adding a known mass of distilled water. Measured aqueous extract data have to be re-interpreted in order to infer porewater chemical composition of the sample because porewater chemistry changes significantly due to dilution and chemical reactions which take place during extraction. Here we present an inverse hydrochemical model to estimate porewater chemical composition from measured water content, aqueous extract, and mineralogical data. The model accounts for acid-base, redox, aqueous complexation, mineral dissolution/precipitation, gas dissolution/ex-solution, cation exchange and surface complexation reactions, of which are assumed to take place at local equilibrium. It has been solved with INVERSE-CORE{sup 2D} and been tested with bentonite samples taken from FEBEX (Full-scale Engineered Barrier EXperiment) in situ test. The inverse model reproduces most of the measured aqueous data except bicarbonate and provides an effective, flexible and comprehensive method to estimate porewater chemical composition of clays. Main uncertainties are related to kinetic calcite dissolution and variations in CO2(g) pressure.

Zheng, L.; Samper, J.; Montenegro, L.

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Generalized Linear Models Using Smoothing Spline Methods  

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Testing Generalized Linear Models Using Smoothing Spline Methods Anna Liu, Wendy Meiring and Yuedong Wang University of California, Santa Barbara Abstract This article considers testing exponential families. The tests developed are based on the connection between the smoothing spline models

Meiring, Wendy

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AGING BEHAVIOR OF VITON O-RING SEALS IN THE 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) is storing plutonium (Pu) materials in the K-Area Materials Storage (KAMS) facility. The Pu materials were packaged according to the DOE-STD-3013 standard and shipped to the SRS in Type B 9975 packages. The robust 9975 shipping package was not designed for long-term product storage, but it is a specified part of the storage configuration and the KAMS facility safety basis credits the 9975 design with containment. Within the 9975 package, nested stainless steel containment vessels are closed with dual O-ring seals based on Viton{reg_sign} GLT or GLT-S fluoroelastomer. The aging behavior of the O-ring compounds is being studied to provide the facility with advanced notice of nonconformance and to develop life prediction models. A combination of field surveillance, leak testing of surrogate fixtures aged at bounding service temperatures, and accelerated-aging methodologies based on compression stress-relaxation and oxygen consumption analysis is being used to evaluate seal performance. A summary of the surveillance program relative to seal aging behavior is presented.

Skidmore, E.; Daugherty, W.; Hoffman, E.; Dunn, K.; Bellamy, S.

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Seepage Calibration Model and Seepage Testing Data  

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The purpose of this Model Report is to document the Seepage Calibration Model (SCM). The SCM is developed (1) to establish the conceptual basis for the Seepage Model for Performance Assessment (SMPA), and (2) to derive seepage-relevant, model-related parameters and their distributions for use in the SMPA and seepage abstraction in support of the Total System Performance Assessment for License Application (TSPA-LA). The SCM is intended to be used only within this Model Report for the estimation of seepage-relevant parameters through calibration of the model against seepage-rate data from liquid-release tests performed in several niches along the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) Main Drift and in the Cross Drift. The SCM does not predict seepage into waste emplacement drifts under thermal or ambient conditions. Seepage predictions for waste emplacement drifts under ambient conditions will be performed with the SMPA (see upcoming REV 02 of CRWMS M&O 2000 [153314]), which inherits the conceptual basis and model-related parameters from the SCM. Seepage during the thermal period is examined separately in the Thermal Hydrologic (TH) Seepage Model (see BSC 2003 [161530]). The scope of this work is (1) to evaluate seepage rates measured during liquid-release experiments performed in several niches in the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) and in the Cross Drift, which was excavated for enhanced characterization of the repository block (ECRB); (2) to evaluate air-permeability data measured in boreholes above the niches and the Cross Drift to obtain the permeability structure for the seepage model; (3) to use inverse modeling to calibrate the SCM and to estimate seepage-relevant, model-related parameters on the drift scale; (4) to estimate the epistemic uncertainty of the derived parameters, based on the goodness-of-fit to the observed data and the sensitivity of calculated seepage with respect to the parameters of interest; (5) to characterize the aleatory uncertainty of the parameters as a result of spatial variability; (6) to evaluate prediction uncertainty based on linear uncertainty-propagation analyses and Monte Carlo simulations; (7) to validate the SCM during model development, and validate using the post-development activities outlined in the Technical Work Plan (TWP); (8) to provide the technical basis for the resolution of unconfirmed issues previously labeled ''to be verified'' (TBV); and (9) to provide the basis for a screening argument for certain seepage-related features, events, and processes (FEPs).

P. Dixon

2004-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing atomic mass models with radioactive beams  

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Significantly increased yields of new or poorly characterized exotic isotopes that lie far from beta-decay stability can be expected when radioactive beams are used to produce these nuclides. Measurements of the masses of these new species are very important. Such measurements are motivated by the general tendency of mass models to diverge from one another upon excursions from the line of beta-stability. Therefore in these regions (where atomic mass data are presently nonexistent or sparse) the models can be tested rigorously to highlight the features that affect the quality of their short-range and long-range extrapolation properties. Selection of systems to study can be guided, in part, by a desire to probe those mass regions where distinctions among mass models are most apparent and where yields of exotic isotopes, produced via radioactive beams, can be optimized. Identification of models in such regions that have good predictive properties will aid materially in guiding the selection of additional experiments which ultimately will provide expansion of the atomic mass database for further refinement of the mass models. 6 refs., 5 figs.

Haustein, P.E.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seepage Calibration Model and Seepage Testing Data  

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The purpose of this Model Report is to document the Seepage Calibration Model (SCM). The SCM was developed (1) to establish the conceptual basis for the Seepage Model for Performance Assessment (SMPA), and (2) to derive seepage-relevant, model-related parameters and their distributions for use in the SMPA and seepage abstraction in support of the Total System Performance Assessment for License Application (TSPA-LA). This Model Report has been revised in response to a comprehensive, regulatory-focused evaluation performed by the Regulatory Integration Team [''Technical Work Plan for: Regulatory Integration Evaluation of Analysis and Model Reports Supporting the TSPA-LA'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169653])]. The SCM is intended to be used only within this Model Report for the estimation of seepage-relevant parameters through calibration of the model against seepage-rate data from liquid-release tests performed in several niches along the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) Main Drift and in the Cross-Drift. The SCM does not predict seepage into waste emplacement drifts under thermal or ambient conditions. Seepage predictions for waste emplacement drifts under ambient conditions will be performed with the SMPA [''Seepage Model for PA Including Drift Collapse'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 167652])], which inherits the conceptual basis and model-related parameters from the SCM. Seepage during the thermal period is examined separately in the Thermal Hydrologic (TH) Seepage Model [see ''Drift-Scale Coupled Processes (DST and TH Seepage) Models'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170338])]. The scope of this work is (1) to evaluate seepage rates measured during liquid-release experiments performed in several niches in the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) and in the Cross-Drift, which was excavated for enhanced characterization of the repository block (ECRB); (2) to evaluate air-permeability data measured in boreholes above the niches and the Cross-Drift to obtain the permeability structure for the seepage model; (3) to use inverse modeling to calibrate the SCM and to estimate seepage-relevant, model-related parameters on the drift scale; (4) to estimate the epistemic uncertainty of the derived parameters, based on the goodness-of-fit to the observed data and the sensitivity of calculated seepage with respect to the parameters of interest; (5) to characterize the aleatory uncertainty of the parameters as a result of spatial variability; (6) to evaluate prediction uncertainty based on linear uncertainty-propagation analyses and Monte Carlo simulations; (7) to validate the SCM during model development, and validate the SCM using the post-development activities outlined in the Technical Work Plan (TWP); (8) to provide the technical basis for the resolution of unconfirmed issues previously labeled ''to be verified'' (TBV); and (9) to provide the technical basis for screening of certain seepage-related features, events, and processes (FEPs).

S. Finsterle

2004-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysing earthquake slip models with the spatial prediction comparison test  

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......slip models with the spatial prediction comparison test Ling Zhang 1 P. Martin Mai 1 Kiran K.S. Thingbaijam...performance of the spatial prediction comparison test (SPCT), a statistical test developed to compare spatial (random) fields by......

Ling Zhang; P. Martin Mai; Kiran K.S. Thingbaijam; Hoby N.T. Razafindrakoto; Marc G. Genton

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar system tests of brane world models  

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The classical tests of general relativity (perihelion precession, deflection of light, and the radar echo delay) are considered for the Dadhich, Maartens, Papadopoulos and Rezania (DMPR) solution of the spherically symmetric static vacuum field equations in brane world models. For this solution the metric in the vacuum exterior to a brane world star is similar to the Reissner-Nordstrom form of classical general relativity, with the role of the charge played by the tidal effects arising from projections of the fifth dimension. The existing observational solar system data on the perihelion shift of Mercury, on the light bending around the Sun (obtained using long-baseline radio interferometry), and ranging to Mars using the Viking lander, constrain the numerical values of the bulk tidal parameter and of the brane tension.

Christian G. Boehmer; Tiberiu Harko; Francisco S. N. Lobo

2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Institute for Software Technology Model-Based Testing  

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t Institute for Software Technology Model-Based Testing Ausgewählte Kapitel Softwaretechnologie 2 2013/14 B.K. Aichernig Model-Based Testing 1 / 38 #12;t Institute for Software Technology Testing Testing: checking or measuring some quality characteristics of an executing system by performing

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Position Paper: Model-Based Testing Mark Utting  

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Position Paper: Model-Based Testing Mark Utting The University of Waikato, New Zealand Email: marku@cs.waikato.ac.nz 1 Introduction This position paper gives an overview of model-based testing and discusses how is the automation of black-box test design. It usually in- volves four stages: 1 #12;1. building an abstract model

Utting, Mark

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The Testing of Geomagnetic Reversal Models: Recent Developments [and Discussion  

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20 August 1982 research-article The Testing of Geomagnetic Reversal Models: Recent...data are most useful with regard to the testing of geomagnetic reversal models. First...English illus. United Kingdom 1985 The testing of geomagnetic reversal models; recent...

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploration for Uranium Ore (Virginia)  

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This legislation describes permitting procedures and requirements for exploration activities. For the purpose of this legislation, exploration is defined as the drilling of test holes or...

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Ore-magmatic systems of the Noril’sk ore field  

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Plutonogenic ore-magmatic systems of the Noril’sk ore field are unique constituents of the P2–T1 trap formation in the East Siberian Platform. We consider the formation of ore-bearing intrusions, evolution of Cr-spinels in intrusive magmatites, possible mechanisms of formation of massive, disseminated, and impregnated magmatic sulfide ores, possible reasons for the abundance of sulfide melts, quasi-anhydrite isotopic composition of sulfur of sulfide ores, and products of interaction of sulfide melts with ore-hosting basites. The unique contents of PGE, Ag, and Au in ores (eutectic Iss–PbSss intergrowths, crystallization products of low-temperature Ni-Fe-Cu-Pb-S melts) have been estimated for the first time. We have established that pneumatolytic Ag-Au-Pt-Pd mineralization is intimately related to the fluid aureoles near magmatic sulfide bodies. Pneumatolytic PGM are subdivided into early (tetraferroplatinum with lamellae atokite, paolovite with lamellae of insizwaite-geversite and niggliite, etc.), middle (rustenburgite-atokite-zvyagintsevite, mayakite, stannopalladinite, polarite, plumbopalladinite, maslovite, tatiyanite-taimyrite, Pd-Pt-containing tetraauricupride, etc.), late (sobolevskite, froodite, hessite, michenerite, cabriite, minerals of Au-Ag series, etc.), and the latest (sperrylite). The direct, reverse, oscillation, and complex zoning of gold particles is much due to variations in the Te activity in the fluids. Pneumatolytic noble-metal minerals were produced at <490 ºC in strongly reducing conditions with extremely low S2 fugacity. The Pb isotope composition evidences that all systems of the trap formation in the Noril’sk region had the same mantle source. The Pb isotope compositions of ore-bearing intrusions, magmatic sulfide ores, PbSss, and Pd-Pt intermetallides in the Noril’sk and Talnakh ore clusters differ significantly: Lead in the Talnakh cluster is more radiogenic. This evidences genetic relations between sulfide ores and particular intrusions as well as different intermediate magma chambers in the Noril’sk and Talnakh clusters, and a higher degree of contamination of mantle magmas in the Talnakh cluster, which might be the explanation of its giant area.

E.M. Spiridonov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter Two - Automated Extraction of GUI Models for Testing  

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Abstract A significant challenge in applying model-based testing on software systems is that manually designing the test models requires considerable amount of effort and deep expertise in formal modeling. When an existing system is being modeled and tested, there are various techniques to automate the process of producing the models based on the implementation. Some approaches aim to fully automated creation of the models, while others aim to automate the first steps to create an initial model to serve as a basis to start the manual modeling process. Especially graphical user interface (GUI) applications, including mobile and Web applications, have been a good domain for model extraction, reverse engineering, and specification mining approaches. In this chapter, we survey various automated modeling techniques, with a special focus on GUI models and their usefulness in analyzing and testing of the modeled GUI applications.

Pekka Aho; Teemu Kanstrén; Tomi Räty; Juha Röning

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVIEW OF AGING DATA ON EPDM O-RINGS IN THE H1616 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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Currently, all H1616 shipping package containers undergo annual re-verification testing, including containment vessel leak testing to verify leak-tightness (<1 x 10{sup -7} ref cc/sec air) as per ANSI N14.5. The purpose of this literature review is to supplement aging studies currently being performed by SRNL on the EPDM O-rings to provide the technical basis for extending annual re-verification testing for the H1616 shipping package and to predict the life of the seals at bounding service conditions. The available data suggest that the EPDM O-rings can retain significant mechanical properties and sealing force at or below bounding service temperatures (169 F or 76 C) beyond the 1 year maintenance period. Interpretation of available data suggests that a service life of at least 2 years and potentially 4-6 years may be possible at bounding temperatures. Seal lifetimes at lower, more realistic temperatures will likely be longer. Being a hydrocarbon elastomer, EPDM O-rings may exhibit an inhibition period due to the presence of antioxidants. Once antioxidants are consumed, mechanical properties and seal performance could decline at a faster rate. Testing is being performed to validate the assumptions outlined in this report and to assess the long-term performance of O-ring seals under actual service conditions.

Skidmore, E.

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPOSING AND TESTING FOR SHAPE RESTRICTIONS IN FLEXIBLE PARAMETRIC MODELS  

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0 IMPOSING AND TESTING FOR SHAPE RESTRICTIONS IN FLEXIBLE PARAMETRIC MODELS 1 Hendrik Wolff and inference to test for shape conditions in parametric models. We show that `regional' shape and test for all shape restrictions required by economic theory simultaneously in the "Berndt and Wood

Kaminsky, Werner

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Model-based software component testing.  

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??[Truncated abstract] Software component testing (SCT) is a proven software engineering approach to evaluating, improving and demonstrating component reliability and quality for producing trusted software… (more)

Zheng, Weiqun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Functional Test Platform for the Community Land Model  

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term evaluation of fluoroelastomer O-rings in UF/sub 6/  

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A major component in the gaseous centrifuge enrichment plant (GCEP) was fluoroelastomer O-rings, which were used to seal the uranium hexafluoride (UF/sub 6/) gas system. A program utilizing accelerated test conditions was used to help identify the best material out of four selected candidates and to predict the service life of these materials at GCEP conditions. The tests included accelerated temperatures, mechanical stress, and UF/sub 6/ exposure. Data were evaluated using the Newman--Keuls/sup 1/ ranking system to identify the best material and a zero-order reaction rate equation to help predict service life. This presentation includes a description of the test facility, the materials tested, the types of tests, objectives of the study, service life predictions, and conclusions. The O-rings are predicted to last approx. 30 years, and a high-molecular-weight polymer had the best performance ranking.

Russell, R.G.; Otey, M.G.; Dippo, G.L.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Usage Model for Web Application Reliability Testing .  

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??Testing the reliability of an application usually requires a good usage model that accurately captures the likely sequences of inputs that the application will receive… (more)

Wan, Bo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of different manganese ores as oxygen carriers in chemical-looping combustion (CLC) for solid fuels  

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Abstract The chemical-looping combustion (CLC) process is a novel solution for efficient combustion with direct capture of carbon dioxide. The process uses a metal oxide as an oxygen carrier to transfer oxygen from an air to a fuel reactor, where the fuel reacts with the solid oxygen carrier. In this work, six different manganese ores are investigated as oxygen carriers for CLC application. The chemical-looping characteristics of the oxygen carriers were evaluated in a laboratory-scale fluidized-bed reactor in the temperature range of 900–970 °C during alternating reducing and oxidizing conditions. Three of the manganese ores showed a small oxygen release in inert environment between 850 and 950 °C. During reactivity tests, the gas yield with methane increased with the temperature and complete conversion of 50% CO in H2 was obtained for all of the ores. The rates of char gasification of two fuels, namely Mexican petroleum coke and Swedish wood char, were compared for the different manganese ores at 970 °C and with 50% H2O in N2 as fluidizing gas. Ilmenite and a manufactured Mn-oxide oxygen carrier consisting of Mn3O4 and MgO-stabilized ZrO2 as support were also included for comparison. The char gasification rate and the gas conversion were higher with the manganese ores and the Mn-oxide oxygen carrier compared to ilmenite. However, the higher reactivity of the manganese ores with H2 and the ensuing decrease in H2 inhibition for manganese ores is not sufficient to explain their higher rate of char gasification. Surface analysis of partially gasified petcoke particles in the presence of manganese ores showed formation of cavities and channels as well as a uniform distribution of potassium and sodium elements. The rate of char gasification also increased with the concentration of potassium and sodium impurities in the manganese ores. Thus the results suggest that the increased rate of char conversion for manganese ores is due to alkali-catalyzed steam gasification. The increase in rate of char gasification, in combination with potentially low costs of these materials suggests that manganese ores could be interesting materials for CLC with solid fuels.

Mehdi Arjmand; Henrik Leion; Tobias Mattisson; Anders Lyngfelt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing nuclear models via neutrino scattering  

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Recent progresses on the relativistic modeling of neutrino-nucleus reactions are presented and the results are compared with high precision experimental data in a wide energy range.

Barbaro, M B; Amaro, J E; Antonov, A N; Caballero, J A; Donnelly, T W; Gonzalez-Jimenez, R; Ivanov, M V; de Guerra, E Moya; Megias, G D; Simo, I Ruiz; Udias, J M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing nuclear models via neutrino scattering  

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Recent progresses on the relativistic modeling of neutrino-nucleus reactions are presented and the results are compared with high precision experimental data in a wide energy range.

M. B. Barbaro; C. Albertus; J. E. Amaro; A. N. Antonov; J. A. Caballero; T. W. Donnelly; R. Gonzalez-Jimenez; M. V. Ivanov; E. Moya de Guerra; G. D. Megias; I. Ruiz Simo; J. M. Udias

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Transformation Testing: The State of the Art  

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Model Transformation Testing: The State of the Art Gehan M. K. Selim School of Computing, Queen is the notion of auto- mated model transformation, in which models are stepwise refined into more detailed models, and eventually into code. The correctness of transformations is essential to the success of MDD

Cordy, James R.

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A conformance relation for model-based testing of PLC  

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A conformance relation for model-based testing of PLC Anais Guignard Jean-Marc Faure Ecole-marc.faure@lurpa.ens-cachan.fr) Abstract: This paper focuses on the execution of conformance testing of PLC with I/O scanning which of conformance test of real devices, like Pro- grammable Logic Controllers (PLC 1 ) that execute a con- trol code

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Software Testing via Model Checking Fevzi Belli, Bari Gldali  

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Software Testing via Model Checking Fevzi Belli, Bari Güldali University of Paderborn, Dept-5251 603445/47; Fax: +49-5251 60 3246 Abstract. Testing is a necessary, but costly process for user-centric quality control. Moreover, testing is not comprehensive enough to completely detect faults. Many formal

Belli, Fevzi

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Precipitation scavenging models: Sensitivities, tests, and applications  

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Multiphase'' atmospheric-chemistry models can be described as atmospheric-pollutant simulations that explicitly differentiate between physical phases in the atmosphere (.e.g., gas, cloud water, rain water, snow,...), and directly compute chemical transport and transformation behavior between and within each of these individual phases. Initially formulated for specific application to precipitation-scavenging analysis, many attributes of these models have become incorporated into the more general atmospheric-chemisty codes as well. During the past few years, several of these multiphase precipitation-scavenging models have been developed to the point where they can be applied, in a moderately straightforward fashion, by members of the extended atmospheric sciences community. This presentation provides a brief overview of several aspects of a number of these models, including their structure, their application, their sensitivities and uncertainty levels, their evaluation against field measurements, and their availability.

Hales, J.M.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precipitation scavenging models: Sensitivities, tests, and applications  

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``Multiphase`` atmospheric-chemistry models can be described as atmospheric-pollutant simulations that explicitly differentiate between physical phases in the atmosphere (.e.g., gas, cloud water, rain water, snow,...), and directly compute chemical transport and transformation behavior between and within each of these individual phases. Initially formulated for specific application to precipitation-scavenging analysis, many attributes of these models have become incorporated into the more general atmospheric-chemisty codes as well. During the past few years, several of these multiphase precipitation-scavenging models have been developed to the point where they can be applied, in a moderately straightforward fashion, by members of the extended atmospheric sciences community. This presentation provides a brief overview of several aspects of a number of these models, including their structure, their application, their sensitivities and uncertainty levels, their evaluation against field measurements, and their availability.

Hales, J.M.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Driven Testing based on Markov Chain Usage Models in the Automotive Domain  

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Model-Driven Testing based on Markov Chain Usage Models in the Automotive Domain Sebastian Siegl) is employed by AUDI AG - one of the leading car manufacturers in Europe - to design and execute test cases for the purpose of component and system-testing. Test cases are specified using platform independent UML sequence

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Multicomponent Equilibrium Models for Testing Geothermometry Approaches  

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Geothermometry is an important tool for estimating deep reservoir temperature from the geochemical composition of shallower and cooler waters. The underlying assumption of geothermometry is that the waters collected from shallow wells and seeps maintain a chemical signature that reflects equilibrium in the deeper reservoir. Many of the geothermometers used in practice are based on correlation between water temperatures and composition or using thermodynamic calculations based a subset (typically silica, cations or cation ratios) of the dissolved constituents. An alternative approach is to use complete water compositions and equilibrium geochemical modeling to calculate the degree of disequilibrium (saturation index) for large number of potential reservoir minerals as a function of temperature. We have constructed several “forward” geochemical models using The Geochemist’s Workbench to simulate the change in chemical composition of reservoir fluids as they migrate toward the surface. These models explicitly account for the formation (mass and composition) of a steam phase and equilibrium partitioning of volatile components (e.g., CO2, H2S, and H2) into the steam as a result of pressure decreases associated with upward fluid migration from depth. We use the synthetic data generated from these simulations to determine the advantages and limitations of various geothermometry and optimization approaches for estimating the likely conditions (e.g., temperature, pCO2) to which the water was exposed in the deep subsurface. We demonstrate the magnitude of errors that can result from boiling, loss of volatiles, and analytical error from sampling and instrumental analysis. The estimated reservoir temperatures for these scenarios are also compared to conventional geothermometers. These results can help improve estimation of geothermal resource temperature during exploration and early development.

Cooper, D. Craig; Carl D. Palmer; Robert W. Smith; Travis L. McLing

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boron-10 ABUNCL Models of Fuel Testing  

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The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NA-241) is supporting the project Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the development of a 3He proportional counter alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a system based upon 10B-lined proportional tubes in a configuration typical for 3He-based coincidence counter applications. This report provides results from MCNP simulations of the General Electric Reuter-Stokes Alternative Boron-Based Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (ABUNCL) active configuration model with fuel pins previously measured at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A comparison of the GE-ABUNCL simulations and simulations of 3He based UNCL-II active counter (the system for which the GE-ABUNCL was targeted to replace) with the same fuel pin assemblies is also provided.

Siciliano, Edward R.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Ely, James H.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Tank Testing and Model Validation Â… An Integrated Approach  

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Wave Tank Testing and Model Validation - Lessons Learned Wave Tank Testing and Model Validation - Lessons Learned Mirko Previsic 7-7-12 2 Representing the Full-Scale System P, V qv q T u q Generator Guide vanes Turbine Blades Configuration 3 Appropriate Modeling of Physics Run-time is important to make a model useful as an engineering and/or optimization tool. * Have to be selective about how the physics is represented in the model * Different physical phenomena are important to different WEC devices Subscale modeling allows to help us understand and validate the models physics. * Ideally we can isolate physical phenomena to properly debug theoretical model * Focus is on validating fluid-structure interaction * Scaling of mechanical systems needs to represent the physics of the full- scale system (i.e. mooring, power-take-off, control system).

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Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

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This document describes procedures for testing and validating proprietary baseline energy modeling software accuracy in predicting energy use over the period of interest, such as a month or a year. The procedures are designed according to the methodology used for public domain baselining software in another LBNL report that was (like the present report) prepared for Pacific Gas and Electric Company: ?Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing Protocols? (referred to here as the ?Model Analysis Report?). The test procedure focuses on the quality of the software?s predictions rather than on the specific algorithms used to predict energy use. In this way the software vendor is not required to divulge or share proprietary information about how their software works, while enabling stakeholders to assess its performance.

Jump, David; Price, Phillip N.; Granderson, Jessica; Sohn, Michael

2013-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based testing in the automotive industry challenges and solutions  

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Test specification System integration testing ­ model-based Test executionTest model Documentation... Requirements System integration testing ­ model-based SUT Sensors/busses Input interfaces Actors/busses Output interfaces #12;9 Overview 1. Model-based system integration testing 2. Integrating external models in the HW

Peleska, Jan - Fachbereich 3

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Corrective action unit modeling approach for the underground test area, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada  

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The modeling approach serves as a template for the development, application, and interpretation of the Corrective Action Unit (CAU) - scale saturated groundwater flow and transport model (herein called the CAU model) to be used for forecasting radionuclide migration in all Nevada Test Site (NTS) CAUs, consistent with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) and Underground Test Area (UGTA) strategy. A summary of the project background, the FFACO and strategy, and the roles of participating agencies, is provided followed by a description of the contents of the document.

NONE

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical testing and estimation in continuous time interest rate models  

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. In such a case, the power of the test does not tend to one in spite of large sample sizes. On the other hand, the consistent nonparametric tests avoid this problem. To test the correctness of a parametric model, say, Yi = l(xti ;?) + ei, we can consider.... In practice, we use ^i in lieu of ei, where ^i = Yi ? l(xti ; ^) is a residual, and ^ is 11 an OLS estimator of ? and Yi is a response variable. Using the leave one out kernel estimator 1nh Pnj6=i ^jk(xtj ?xtih ), the test statistic stems from the following...

Kim, Myung Suk

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Statistical Cloud Scheme Ideas in the GFDL Climate Model  

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Testing Statistical Cloud Scheme Ideas in the GFDL Climate Model Testing Statistical Cloud Scheme Ideas in the GFDL Climate Model Klein, Stephen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Pincus, Robert NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center Category: Modeling Statistical cloud schemes (or assumed probability distribution function cloud schemes) are attractive because they provide a way to implement horizontal sub-grid scale cloud heterogeneity in a self-consistent way between physical parameterizations of the a climate model, such as radiation and cloud microphysics. In this work, we will present results dealing with two aspects of our ongoing work towards the implementation of statistical cloud scheme ideas in the climate model of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. First, we will address the representation of cloud

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Automated particulate sampler field test model operations guide  

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The Automated Particulate Sampler Field Test Model Operations Guide is a collection of documents which provides a complete picture of the Automated Particulate Sampler (APS) and the Field Test in which it was evaluated. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Automated Particulate Sampler was developed for the purpose of radionuclide particulate monitoring for use under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Its design was directed by anticipated requirements of small size, low power consumption, low noise level, fully automatic operation, and most predominantly the sensitivity requirements of the Conference on Disarmament Working Paper 224 (CDWP224). This guide is intended to serve as both a reference document for the APS and to provide detailed instructions on how to operate the sampler. This document provides a complete description of the APS Field Test Model and all the activity related to its evaluation and progression.

Bowyer, S.M.; Miley, H.S.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short Communication Test of parallel updating in Ising model simulation  

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509 Short Communication Test of parallel updating in Ising model simulation D.P. Landau* and D 13 janvier 1989) Résumé.2014 Le cumulant d'ordre 2 et 4 de l'aimantation est calculé pour un modèle d'Ising séquentielle. Abstract.2014 Simultaneous updating of Ising spins, following Neumann and Derrida, is tested

Boyer, Edmond

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Function Test Framework for Testing IO-Blocks in a Model-Based Rapid Prototyping Development  

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still lie in the responsibility of testing engineers. The paper is structured as follows. In section 2 Environment for Embedded Control Applications Stefan Pitzek1 and Peter Puschner1 1Institut f¨ur Technische of a model-based rapid-prototyping development environment for distributed embedded control applications

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Towards Integrated Model-Driven Testing of SCADA Systems Using the Eclipse Modeling Framework and Modelica  

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Testing SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) near real-time systems is challenging, as it involves complex interactions and the simulation of the supervised and controlled environment. Model-driven testing techniques can help to achieve clarity ... Keywords: SCADA, Testing, MDT, MDA, EMF, Modelica

Jörn Guy Sü?; Adrian Pop; Peter Fritzson; Luke Wildman

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Shirley Basin AEC Ore Buying...  

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Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and...

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Shiprock AEC Ore Buying...  

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Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and...

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Falls City Uranium Ore Stockpile...  

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Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and...

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Grants AEC Ore Buying Station...  

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Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and...

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Natural Ores as Oxygen Carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion  

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Natural Ores as Oxygen Carriers in Chemical Looping Combustion ... Chemical looping combustion (CLC) is a combustion technology that utilizes oxygen from oxygen carriers (OC), such as metal oxides, instead of air to combust fuels. ...

Hanjing Tian; Ranjani Siriwardane; Thomas Simonyi; James Poston

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand side management of a run-of-mine ore milling circuit  

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Increasing electricity costs coupled with lower prices for some metals such as platinum group metals require a reevaluation of the operation of grinding processes. Demand side management (DSM) has received increasing attention in the field of industrial control as an opportunity to reduce operating costs. DSM through grinding mill power load shifting is presented in this paper using model predictive control and a real-time optimizer. Simulation results indicate that mill power load shifting can potentially achieve cost reductions of $9.90 per kg of unrefined product when applied to a run-of-mine (ROM) ore milling circuit processing platinum bearing ore. DSM is however still not economically feasible when there is a demand to continuously run the milling circuit at maximum throughput.

B. Matthews; I.K. Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TESTING MODELS FOR BASALTIC VOLCANISM: IMPLICATIONS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA  

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TESTING MODELS FOR BASALTIC VOLCANISM: IMPLICATIONS FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA Eugene Smith 1 The determination of volcanic risk to the proposed high- level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain requires, then volcanism in the future may not be a significant threat to Yucca Mountain. On the other hand, if melting

Conrad, Clint

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Parametric Thermal Models of the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT)  

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This work supports the restart of transient testing in the United States using the Department of Energy’s Transient Reactor Test Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory. It also supports the Global Threat Reduction Initiative by reducing proliferation risk of high enriched uranium fuel. The work involves the creation of a nuclear fuel assembly model using the fuel performance code known as BISON. The model simulates the thermal behavior of a nuclear fuel assembly during steady state and transient operational modes. Additional models of the same geometry but differing material properties are created to perform parametric studies. The results show that fuel and cladding thermal conductivity have the greatest effect on fuel temperature under the steady state operational mode. Fuel density and fuel specific heat have the greatest effect for transient operational model. When considering a new fuel type it is recommended to use materials that decrease the specific heat of the fuel and the thermal conductivity of the fuel’s cladding in order to deal with higher density fuels that accompany the LEU conversion process. Data on the latest operating conditions of TREAT need to be attained in order to validate BISON’s results. BISON’s models for TREAT (material models, boundary convection models) are modest and need additional work to ensure accuracy and confidence in results.

Bradley K. Heath

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing DM warmness and quantity via the RRG model  

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We use the framework of a recently proposed model of reduced relativistic gas (RRG) to obtain the bounds for $\\Omega$'s of Dark Matter and Dark Energy (in the present case, a cosmological constant), taking into consideration an arbitrary warmness of Dark Matter. Two kind of tests are accounted for, namely the ones coming from the dynamics of the conformal factor of the homogeneous and isotropic metric and also the ones based on linear cosmic perturbations. The RRG model demonstrated its high effectiveness, permitting to explore a large volume in the space of mentioned parameters in a rather economic way. Taking all the tests together, namely Supernova type Ia (Union2 sample), $H(z)$, CMB ($R$ factor), BAO and LSS (2dfGRS data) into account, we confirm that $\\La$CDM is the most favored model. At the same time, for the 2dfGRS data alone we met the possibility of an alternative model with a very small quantity of a Dark Matter. This output is potentially relevant in view of the fact that the LSS is the only test...

Fabris, Julio C; Velasquez-Toribio, A M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Testing of a Groundwater Management Model for the Faultless Underground Nuclear Test, Central Nevada Test Area  

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This document describes the development and application of a user-friendly and efficient groundwater management model of the Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) and surrounding areas that will allow the U.S. Department of Energy and state personnel to evaluate the impact of future proposed scenarios. The management model consists of a simple hydrologic model within an interactive groundwater management framework. This framework is based on an object user interface that was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and has been used by the Desert Research Institute researchers and others to couple disparate environmental resource models, manage the necessary temporal and spatial data, and evaluate model results for management decision making. This framework was modified and applied to the CNTA and surrounding Hot Creek Valley. The utility of the management model was demonstrated through the application of hypothetical future scenarios including mineral mining, regional expansion of agriculture, geothermal energy production, and export of water to large urban areas outside the region. While the results from some of the scenarios indicated potential impacts to the region near CNTA and others did not, together they demonstrate the usefulness of the management tool for managers who need to evaluate the impact proposed changes in groundwater use in or near CNTA may have on radionuclide migration.

Douglas P. Boyle; Gregg Lamorey; Scott Bassett; Greg Pohll; Jenny Chapman

2006-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Virginia Tech Comprehensive Power-based Fuel Consumption Model: Model Development and Testing  

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sources such as hybrid-electric technologies, bio-ethanol, and hydrogen fuel cells are emergingVirginia Tech Comprehensive Power-based Fuel Consumption Model: Model Development and Testing, Moran, Saerens, and Van den Bulck 2 ABSTRACT Existing fuel consumption and emission models suffer from

Rakha, Hesham A.

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Ordering Coverage Goals in Model Checker Based Testing Gordon Fraser and Franz Wotawa  

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Ordering Coverage Goals in Model Checker Based Testing Gordon Fraser and Franz Wotawa Institute,wotawa}@ist.tugraz.at Abstract Model-based testing techniques select test cases accord- ing to test goals, which might be coverage criteria or muta- tion adequacy. Complex criteria and large models lead to large test suites

Fraser, Gordon

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Mechanical tests for validation of seismic isolation elastomer constitutive models  

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High damping laminated elastomeric bearings are becoming the preferred device for seismic isolation of large buildings and structures, such as nuclear power plants. The key component of these bearings is a filled natural rubber elastomer. This material exhibits nonlinear behavior within the normal design range. The material damping cannot be classified as either viscous or hysteritic, but it seems to fall somewhere in between. This paper describes a series of tests that can be used to characterize the mechanical response of these elastomers. The tests are designed to determine the behavior of the elastomer in the time scale of the earthquake, which is typically from 30 to 60 seconds. The test results provide data for use in determining the material parameters associated with nonlinear constitutive models. 4 refs.

Kulak, R.F.; Hughes, T.H.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical tests for validation of seismic isolation elastomer constitutive models  

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High damping laminated elastomeric bearings are becoming the preferred device for seismic isolation of large buildings and structures, such as nuclear power plants. The key component of these bearings is a filled natural rubber elastomer. This material exhibits nonlinear behavior within the normal design range. The material damping cannot be classified as either viscous or hysteritic, but it seems to fall somewhere in between. This paper describes a series of tests that can be used to characterize the mechanical response of these elastomers. The tests are designed to determine the behavior of the elastomer in the time scale of the earthquake, which is typically from 30 to 60 seconds. The test results provide data for use in determining the material parameters associated with nonlinear constitutive models. 4 refs.

Kulak, R.F.; Hughes, T.H.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test cell modeling and optimization for FPD-II  

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The Fusion Power Demonstration, Configuration II (FPD-II), will ba a DT burning tandem mirror facility with thermal barriers, designed as the next step engineering test reactor (ETR) to follow the tandem mirror ignition test machines. Current plans call for FPD-II to be a multi-purpose device. For approximately the first half of its lifetime, it will operate as a high-Q ignition machine designed to reach or exceed engineering break-even and to demonstrate the technological feasibility of tandem mirror fusion. The second half of its operation will focus on the evaluation of candidate reactor blanket designs using a neutral beam driven test cell inserted at the midplane of the 90 m long cell. This machine called FPD-II+T, uses an insert configuration similar to that used in the MFTF-..cap alpha..+T study. The modeling and optimization of FPD-II+T are the topic of the present paper.

Haney, S.W.; Fenstermacher, M.E.

1985-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Process Model of Applicant Faking on Overt Integrity Tests  

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of empirically tested models or appropriate theoretical structures to explain the process (Griffith & McDaniel, 2006; Murphy, 2000). Moreover, there seems to be a limited understanding of possible outcomes associated with applicant faking..., Barrett, & Hogan, 2007; McFarland & Ryan, 2006; Morgeson et al., 2007). According to recent studies, approximately 30-50% of job applicants consciously try to elevate their scores (Donovan, Dwight, & Hurtz, 2003; Griffith et al., 2007)1. Faking...

Yu, Janie

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modelling of sandstone uniaxial compression test using a mix-mode cohesive fracture model  

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A mix-mode cohesive fracture model considering tension, compression and shear material behaviour is presented, which has wide applications to geotechnical problems. The model considers both elastic and inelastic displacements. Inelastic displacement comprises fracture and plastic displacements. The norm of inelastic displacement is used to control the fracture behaviour. Meantime, a failure function describing the fracture strength is proposed. Using the internal programming FISH, the cohesive fracture model is programmed into a hybrid distinct element algorithm as encoded in Universal Distinct Element Code (UDEC). The model is verified through uniaxial tension and direct shear tests. The developed model is then applied to model the behaviour of a uniaxial compression test on Gosford sandstone. The modelling results indicate that the proposed cohesive fracture model is capable of simulating combined failure behaviour applicable to rock.

Gui, Yilin; Kodikara, Jayantha

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boron-10 ABUNCL Prototype Models And Initial Active Testing  

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The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NA-241) is supporting the project Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the development of a 3He proportional counter alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a system based upon 10B-lined proportional tubes in a configuration typical for 3He-based coincidence counter applications. This report provides results from MCNPX model simulations and initial testing of the active mode variation of the Alternative Boron-Based Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (ABUNCL) design built by General Electric Reuter-Stokes. Initial experimental testing of the as-delivered passive ABUNCL was previously reported.

Kouzes, Richard T.; Ely, James H.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Siciliano, Edward R.

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Designation Survey - Palmerton, Pa. Ore Storage Site William Bibb  

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Designation Survey - Palmerton, Pa. Ore Storage Site Designation Survey - Palmerton, Pa. Ore Storage Site William Bibb Oak Ridge Operations Office Based on the information furnished in Aerospace's Review of the.subject site (Attachment 1) and the ORKL/RASA (Attachment 2), it Is requested that designation survey of the Palmerton Ore Storage Pennsylvania. The survey should be detailed to and subsurface data to make up for the lack of the previous AEC surveys and in keeping with ORNL/RASA group should furnish a draft survey approval prior to conducting any survey activities. If there are any questions, please call Edward DeLaney 04 FTS 253-4716. Arthur J. Whitman / '/ Division of Facility and Site ' Deconrnissioning P,rojects Office of Nuclear Energy : 2 Attachments I bee: I E. Keller, OR, w/attachs:

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Near-field modeling in Frenchman Flat, Nevada Test Site  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is investigating the effects of nuclear testing in underground test areas (the UGTA program) at the Nevada Test Site. The principal focus of the UGTA program is to better understand and define subsurface radionuclide migration. The study described in this report focuses on the development of tools for generating maps of hydrogeologic characteristics of subsurface Tertiary volcanic units at the Frenchman Flat corrective Action Unit (CAU). The process includes three steps. The first step involves generation of three-dimensional maps of the geologic structure of subsurface volcanic units using geophysical logs to distinguish between two classes: densely welded tuff and nonwelded tuff. The second step generates three-dimensional maps of hydraulic conductivity utilizing the spatial distribution of the two geologic classes obtained in the first step. Each class is described by a correlation structure based on existing data on hydraulic conductivity, and conditioned on the generated spatial location of each class. The final step demonstrates the use of the maps of hydraulic conductivity for modeling groundwater flow and radionuclide transport in volcanic tuffs from an underground nuclear test at the Frenchman Flat CAU. The results indicate that the majority of groundwater flow through the volcanic section occurs through zones of densely welded tuff where connected fractures provide the transport pathway. Migration rates range between near zero to approximately four m/yr, with a mean rate of 0.68 m/yr. This report presents the results of work under the FY96 Near-Field Modeling task of the UGTA program.

Pohlmann, K.; Shirley, C.; Andricevic, R.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault tree analysis of spontaneous combustion of sulphide ores and its risk assessment  

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A logic fault tree of mine spontaneous combustion of sulphide ores was built by the fault tree analysis (FTA) based on a lot of mechanism investigation of sulphide ore spontaneous combustion in more than ten m...

Chao Wu

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Azimuthal Anisotropies as Stringent Test for Nuclear Transport Models  

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Azimuthal distributions of charged particles and intermediate mass fragments emitted in Au+Au collisions at 600AMeV have been measured using the FOPI facility at GSI-Darmstadt. Data show a strong increase of the in-plane azimuthal anisotropy ratio with the charge of the detected fragment. Intermediate mass fragments are found to exhibit a strong momentum-space alignment with respect of the reaction plane. The experimental results are presented as a function of the polar center-of-mass angle and over a broad range of impact parameters. They are compared to the predictions of the Isospin Quantum Molecular Dynamics model using three different parametrisations of the equation of state. We show that such highly accurate data provide stringent test for microscopic transport models and can potentially constrain separately the stiffness of the nuclear equation of state and the momentum dependence of the nuclear interaction.

P. Crochet; F. Rami; R. Dona; the FOPI Collaboration

1997-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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POMERIGGIO -GREEN WORKSHOP Ore 17:00 La riqualificazione edilizia in chiave green.  

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POMERIGGIO - GREEN WORKSHOP Ore 17:00 La riqualificazione edilizia in chiave green. Rifiuti urbani - SPETTACOLO Ore 22:00 Proiezione del docufilm "Green Generation", prodotto da Maiora Film in collaborazione con Rai Cinema. POMERIGGIO - GREEN WORKSHOP Ore 17:00 Mobilit� sostenibile e Smart City. Soluzioni tra

Di Pillo, Gianni

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Scaled Tests and Modeling of Effluent Stack Sampling Location Mixing  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code to evaluate the mixing at a sampling system location of a research and development facility. The facility requires continuous sampling for radioactive air emissions. Researchers sought to determine whether the location would meet the criteria for uniform air velocity and contaminant concentration as prescribed in the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard, Sampling and Monitoring Releases of Airborne Radioactive Substances from the Stacks and Ducts of Nuclear Facilities. Standard ANSI/HPS N13.1-1999 requires that the sampling location be well-mixed and stipulates specific tests (e.g., velocity, gas, and aerosol uniformity and cyclonic flow angle) to verify the extent of mixing.. The exhaust system for the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory was modeled with a CFD code to better understand the flow and contaminant mixing and to predict mixing test results. The CFD results were compared to actual measurements made at a scale-model stack and to the limited data set for the full-scale facility stack. Results indicated that the CFD code provides reasonably conservative predictions for velocity, gas, and aerosol uniformity. Cyclonic flow predicted by the code is less than that measured by the required methods. In expanding from small to full scale, the CFD predictions for full-scale measurements show similar trends as in the scale model and no unusual effects. This work indicates that a CFD code can be a cost-effective aid in design or retrofit of a facility’s stack sampling location that will be required to meet Standard ANSI/HPS N13.1-1999.

Recknagle, Kurtis P.; Yokuda, Satoru T.; Ballinger, Marcel Y.; Barnett, J. M.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

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Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling SoftwareCommercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software ETCommercial  Building  Energy  Baseline  Modeling  

Jump, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Testing of a Two-Dimensional Finite Element Model for Floodplain Inundation  

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8 January 1994 research-article Initial Testing of a Two-Dimensional Finite Element Model for Floodplain...expectations and the need for improved data acquisition for model testing is highlighted. On the basis of these numerical experiments...

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced test-analysis model Sample Search...  

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Novel Binders and Methods for Agglomeration of Ore  

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Heap leaching is one of the methods being used to recover metal from low grade ore deposits. The main problem faced during heap leaching is the migration of fine grained particles through the heap, forming impermeable beds which result in poor solution flow. The poor solution flow leads to less contact between the leach solution and the ore, resulting in low recovery rates. Agglomeration of ore into coarse, porous masses prevents fine particles from migrating and clogging the spaces and channels between the larger ore particles. Currently, there is one facility in the United States which uses agglomeration. This operation agglomerates their ore using leach solution (raffinate), but is still experiencing undesirable metal recovery from the heaps due to agglomerate breakdown. The use of a binder, in addition to the leach solution, during agglomeration would help to produce stronger agglomerates that did not break down during processing. However, there are no known binders that will work satisfactorily in the acidic environment of a heap, at a reasonable cost. As a result, operators of many facilities see a large loss of process efficiency due to their inability to take advantage of agglomeration. Increasing copper recovery in heap leaching by the use of binders and agglomeration would result in a significant decrease in the amount of energy consumed. Assuming that 70% of all the leaching heaps would convert to using agglomeration technology, as much as 1.64*10{sup 12} BTU per year would be able to be saved if a 25% increase in copper recovery was experienced, which is equivalent to saving approximately 18% of the energy currently being used in leaching heaps. For every week a leach cycle was decreased, a savings of as much as 1.23*10{sup 11} BTU per week would result. This project has identified several acid-resistant binders and agglomeration procedures. These binders and experimental procedures will be able to be used for use in improving the energy efficiency of heap leaching.

S. K. Kawatra; T. C. Eisele; K. A. Lewandowski; J. A. Gurtler

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing regression models with residuals as data by Xia Hua.  

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Abstract In polynomial regression ... . In this thesis, I developed a residual based test, the turning point test for residuals, which tests the hypothesis that the kth order polynomial regression holds with ... while the ...

Hua, Xia, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical modeling of porous oxide fuel pellet A Test Problem  

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A poro-elasto-plastic material model has been developed to capture the response of oxide fuels inside the nuclear reactors under operating conditions. Behavior of the oxide fuel and variation in void volume fraction under mechanical loading as predicted by the developed model has been reported in this article. The significant effect of void volume fraction on the overall stress distribution of the fuel pellet has also been described. An important oxide fuel issue that can have significant impact on the fuel performance is the mechanical response of oxide fuel pellet and clad system. Specifically, modeling the thermo-mechanical response of the fuel pellet in terms of its thermal expansion, mechanical deformation, swelling due to void formation and evolution, and the eventual contact of the fuel with the clad is of significant interest in understanding the fuel-clad mechanical interaction (FCMI). These phenomena are nonlinear and coupled since reduction in the fuel-clad gap affects thermal conductivity of the gap, which in turn affects temperature distribution within the fuel and the material properties of the fuel. Consequently, in order to accurately capture fuel-clad gap closure, we need to account for fuel swelling due to generation, retention, and evolution of fission gas in addition to the usual thermal expansion and mechanical deformation. Both fuel chemistry and microstructure also have a significant effect on the nucleation and growth of fission gas bubbles. Fuel-clad gap closure leading to eventual contact of the fuel with the clad introduces significant stresses in the clad, which makes thermo-mechanical response of the clad even more relevant. The overall aim of this test problem is to incorporate the above features in order to accurately capture fuel-clad mechanical interaction. Because of the complex nature of the problem, a series of test problems with increasing multi-physics coupling features, modeling accuracy, and complexity are defined with the objective of accurate simulation of fuel-clad mechanical interaction subjected to a wide-range of thermomechanical stimuli.

Nukala, Phani K [ORNL; Barai, Pallab [ORNL; Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Test-and-Rate Methods for Innovative Thermosiphon Solar Water Heaters: Preprint  

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Conference paper regarding research in modeling and test-and-rate methods for thermosiphon solar domestic water heaters.

Burch, J.; Shoukas, G.; Brandemuhl, M.; Krarti, M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using social parasitism to test reproductive skew models in a primitively eusocial wasp  

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...are credited. Using social parasitism to test reproductive skew models in a primitively...social Hymenoptera. We present a direct test of concessions and tug-of-war models...understand this variation have centred around tests of competing reproductive skew models...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model  

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Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model Hai Hu, Chang@buaa.edu.cn Abstract Adaptive software testing is the counterpart of adaptive control in software testing. It means that software testing strategy should be adjusted on- line by using the testing data collected during software

Kundu, Sukhamay

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Salt Lake City AEC Ore Buying Station  

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AEC Ore Buying AEC Ore Buying Station - UT 0-03 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Salt Lake City AEC Ore Buying Station (UT.0-03 ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The ideal scenario was to accumulate a sufficient stockpile of ore and

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Mexican Hat AEC Ore Buying Station -  

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AEC Ore Buying Station AEC Ore Buying Station - UT 0-02 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Mexican Hat AEC Ore Buying Station (UT.0-02) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The ideal scenario was to accumulate a sufficient stockpile of ore and

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Tuba City AEC Ore Buying Station - AZ  

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AEC Ore Buying Station - AEC Ore Buying Station - AZ 0-02A FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Tuba City AEC Ore Buying Station (AZ.0-02A) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The ideal scenario was to accumulate a sufficient stockpile of ore and

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Mixed sulphide–oxide lead and zinc ores: Problems and solutions  

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Mixed sulphide–oxide lead and zinc ores are most often found in the transition, and occasionally in the oxidised, zones of lead–zinc ore-bodies. They are of great importance because there are numerous unexploited or abandoned reserves of these ores in the world. However they present difficulties for conventional mineral processing due to complex mineralogy. In this paper, the specific problems associated with these types of ores are described and methods for solving these problems, combining economic and technical considerations, are discussed. The results of experiments carried out at laboratory scale are presented, in which the dissolution of mixed ore in sulphuric acid without oxidising agents was investigated. The results show the feasibility of zinc recovery from mixed sulphide–oxide lead and zinc ores, which underlines the potential of this approach. We also propose a conceptual flow diagram for the hydrometallurgical processing of these ores.

S. Moradi; A.J. Monhemius

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor : FY08 testing for functionality, model validation, and technology readiness.  

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This report summarizes the functional, model validation, and technology readiness testing of the Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor in FY08. Functional testing of a large number of revision 4 parts showed robust and consistent performance. Model validation testing helped tune the models to match data well and identified several areas for future investigation related to high frequency sensitivity and thermal effects. Finally, technology readiness testing demonstrated the integrated elements of the sensor under realistic environments.

Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Blecke, Jill; Baker, Michael Sean; Clemens, Rebecca C.; Mitchell, John Anthony; Brake, Matthew Robert; Epp, David S.; Wittwer, Jonathan W.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing, Model Simulations of the Thermocline Depth Variability in the Tropical Atlantic from 1982 through 1984  

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The multivariate model toning procedure of Frankignoul et al. has been extended to the general time-series case, thus allowing to test ocean model ability at simulating the interannual variability. The method aims at distinguishing between model ...

Pascale Braconnot; Claude Frankignoul

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of winning aluminum metal from aluminous ore  

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Aluminous ore such as bauxite containing alumina is blended with coke or other suitable form of carbon and reacted with sulfur gas at an elevated temperature. For handling, the ore and coke can be extruded into conveniently sized pellets. The reaction with sulfur gas produces molten aluminum sulfide which is separated from residual solid reactants and impurities. The aluminum sulfide is further increased in temperature to cause its decomposition or sublimation, yielding aluminum subsulfide liquid (AlS) and sulfur gas that is recycled. The aluminum monosulfide is then cooled to below its disproportionation temperature to again form molten aluminum sulfide and aluminum metal. A liquid-liquid or liquid-solid separation, depending on the separation temperature, provides product aluminum and aluminum sulfide for recycle to the disproportionation step.

Loutfy, Raouf O. (Naperville, IL); Keller, Rudolf (Naperville, IL); Yao, Neng-Ping (Clarendon Hills, IL)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An axisymmetric model for Taylor impact test and estimation of metal plasticity  

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...An axisymmetric model for Taylor impact test and estimation of metal plasticity Sukanta...anvil, often known as the Taylor impact test, is studied. An axisymmetric model is...illustrated through some examples. Taylor impact test|radial bulging|strain hardening|estimation...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypothesis Testing in Smoothing Spline Models Anna Liu and Yuedong Wang  

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Hypothesis Testing in Smoothing Spline Models Anna Liu and Yuedong Wang October 10, 2002 Abstract This article provides a unified and comparative review of some existing test methods for the hypothesis of a parametric regression function using smooth- ing spline models. Some tests such as the locally most powerful

Wang, Yuedong

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Composition of Model-based Test Coverage Criteria Mario Friske, Bernd-Holger Schlingloff, Stephan Weileder  

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application and combination of coverage crite- ria and enables to plug-in various test generators. FurthermoreComposition of Model-based Test Coverage Criteria Mario Friske, Bernd-Holger Schlingloff, Stephan-based testing. We formalize coverage criteria and specify test goals using OCL. Then, we propose a set

Schlingloff, Holger

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Testing the scaling of thermal transport models: predicted and measured temperatures in the Tokamak Fusion Test  

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in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor dimensionless scaling experiments D. R. Mikkelsen, S. D. Scott Princeton the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor [D. J. Grove and D. M. Meade, Nucl. Fusion 25, 1167 (1985)] nondimensional to International Tokamak Experimental Reactor [2] (ITER) class tokamaks. This paper compares the predictions

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Modification of Central Solenoid Model Coil Test Facility for Rapid Testing of CICC  

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This document describes preliminary design modifications to the CSMC Test Facility in JAEA, Naka, Japan that will allow rapid test and change-out of CS conductor samples while simultaneously achieving more precise and reliable characterization of those samples than is presently achievable elsewhere. The current philosophy for CS conductor testing is to test an Insert in CSMC followed by SULTAN testing. The SULTAN facility has very short length in field and a short length between the High Field Zone and the joints. This makes it difficult to obtain uniform distribution of current in the cable at low voltage levels, which defines the current sharing temperature. In a real magnet, like ITER CS, there is a long length of conductor in the highest field. Such conditions provide a more uniform current distribution near current sharing. The modified facility will serve as an economical tool for ITER conductor testing. The test item will be a three turn sample, approximately 15 m long, placed in the background field of the CSMC. This new mode of operation will reduce the time of cool-down, warm-up and installation of the sample into the CSMC facility, which should significantly reduce the cost of a test per sample.

Hatfield, Daniel R [ORNL] [ORNL; Miller, John L [ORNL] [ORNL; Martovetsky, Nicolai N [ORNL] [ORNL; Kenney, Steven J [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery Thermal Modeling and Testing | Department of Energy  

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Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation es110smith2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications NREL Battery Thermal and Life Test Facility...

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Multi-Scale Indentation Hardness Testing; A Correlation and Model  

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. This test is performed by applying a steady load to an indenter (most commonly a diamond pyramid, diamond spheroconical, or a tungsten carbide ball) and then calculating the hardness from the area or depth of the 5 indentation. A dynamic indentation test... 6 variants are the indenter tip and the load applied. A tungsten carbide sphere or a diamond cone or pyramid is used to prevent the indenter tip from being damaged by the test piece. This consideration is made because test pieces have unique values...

Bennett, Damon W.

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Short communication: A functional test platform for the Community Land Model  

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The realistic representation of key biogeophysical and biogeochemical functions is the fundamental of process-based ecosystem models. A functional test platform is designed to create direct linkages between site measurements and the process-based ecosystem ... Keywords: Community Earth System Model, Community Land Model, Functional test, Photosynthesis

Dali Wang, Yang Xu, Peter Thornton, Anthony King, Chad Steed, Lianhong Gu, Joseph Schuchart

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Marysville AEC Ore Buying Station - UT  

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Marysville AEC Ore Buying Station - Marysville AEC Ore Buying Station - UT 05 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Marysville AEC Ore Buying Station (UT.05 ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Monticello AEC Ore Buying Station - UT  

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Monticello AEC Ore Buying Station - Monticello AEC Ore Buying Station - UT 03A FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Monticello AEC Ore Buying Station (UT.03A ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Riverton AEC Ore Buying Station - WY  

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Riverton AEC Ore Buying Station - Riverton AEC Ore Buying Station - WY 0-03 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Riverton AEC Ore Buying Station (WY.0-03 ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Globe Cutter AEC Ore Buying Station -  

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Globe Cutter AEC Ore Buying Station Globe Cutter AEC Ore Buying Station - AZ 03 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Globe (Cutter) AEC Ore Buying Station (AZ.03 ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Blue Water AEC Ore Buying Station - NM  

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Blue Water AEC Ore Buying Station - Blue Water AEC Ore Buying Station - NM 0-02 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Blue Water AEC Ore Buying Station (NM.0-02 ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- White Canyon AEC Ore Buying Station -  

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White Canyon AEC Ore Buying Station White Canyon AEC Ore Buying Station - UT 04 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: White Canyon AEC Ore Buying Station (UT.04) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Crooks Gap AEC Ore Buying Station - WY  

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Crooks Gap AEC Ore Buying Station - Crooks Gap AEC Ore Buying Station - WY 0-02 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: Crooks Gap AEC Ore Buying Station (WY.0-02 ) Designated Name: Alternate Name: Location: Evaluation Year: Site Operations: Site Disposition: Radioactive Materials Handled: Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Radiological Survey(s): Site Status: The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The

134

Peak Oil: Testing Hubbert’s Curve via Theoretical Modeling  

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A theoretical model of conventional oil production has been developed. The model does ... method is correct, and does not use oil production data as an input. The theoretical ... agreement with actual production ...

S. H. Mohr; G. M. Evans

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests  

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The little Higgs idea is an alternative to supersymmetry as a solution to the gauge hierarchy problem. In this note, I review various little Higgs models and their phenomenology with emphases on the precision electroweak constraints in these models.

Mu-Chun Chen

2006-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Real World Energy Consumption to Models and DOE Test Procedures  

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This study investigates the real-world energy performance of appliances and equipment as it compares with models and test procedures.

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Performance testing of the Acurex solar-collector Model 3001-03  

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Results are summarized of tests conducted at the Collector Module Test Facility on an Acurex Model 3001-03 Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Collector. Test temperaure range was 100/sup 0/C to 300/sup 0/C. Tests were conducted with the collector axis oriented east-west and again with the collector axis oriented north-south. Three collectors were tested: one using polished aluminum mirrors, one using glass mirrors, and another using an aluminized acrylic film mirror.

Dudley, V.E.; Workhoven, R.M.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The conceptual design of an integrated energy efficient ore reduction plant / Albertus André du Toit.  

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??This study explores ways to determine the energy efficiency of a pyrometallurgical ore reduction plant and measures to improve it. The feasibility of building a… (more)

Du Toit, Albertus André

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abandoned iron ore Sample Search Results  

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these (now abandoned) ore deposits. ... Source: Connors, Christopher D. - Department of Geology, Washington and Lee University Collection: Geosciences 4 Chapter 2. Uranium Mining...

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Testing and modeling of a solar thermophotovoltaic power system  

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A solar thermophotovoltaic (STPV) power system has attractive attributes for both space and terrestrial applications. This paper presents the results of testing by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA) over the last year with components furnished by the NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). The testing has included a large scale solar TPV testbed system and small scale laboratory STPV simulator using a small furnace. The testing apparatus, instrumentation, and operation are discussed, including a description of the emitters and photovoltaic devices that have been tested. Over 50 on-sun tests have been conducted with the testbed system. It has accumulated over 300 hours of on-sun time, and 1.5 MWh of thermal energy incident on the receiver material while temperatures and I-V measurements were taken. A summary of the resulting test data is presented that shows the measured performance at temperatures up to 1220{degree}C. The receiver materials and PV cells have endured the high temperature operation with no major problems. The results of this investigation support MDA belief that STPV is a viable power system for both space and terrestrial power applications. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Stone, K.W. [McDonnell Douglas, 5301 Bolsa Ave, Huntington Bch., California 92647 (United States); Chubb, D.L.; Wilt, D.M. [NASA Lewis Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44135 (United States); Wanlass, M.W. [National Renewable Energy Lab, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM | Argonne  

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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Event Sponsor: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Seminar Start Date: Dec 16 2013 - 10:30am Building/Room: Building 240/Room 4301 Location: Argonne National Laboratory Speaker(s): Chris A. Fischer Speaker(s) Title: National Center for Atmospheric Research The Community Earth System Model (CESM) and Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) are community models involving several different developers. With so many different developers it becomes imperative to carry out continuous testing during development. I'll provide a brief introduction to CESM and CAM then cover the testing that is being carried out on both. The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a global climate model used to predict past, present and future climates. CESM is a fully couple model,

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Initial Testing of a Numerical Ocean Circulation Model Using a Hybrid (Quasi-Isopycnic) Vertical Coordinate  

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An ocean circulation model, developed for the study of mesoscale to gyre-scale circulation and heat transport, is described and tested. The model employs density as vertical coordinate except in the immediate vicinity of possible coordinate ...

Rainer Bleck; Douglas B. Boudra

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian decision theory as a model of human visual perception: Testing Bayesian transfer  

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Bayesian decision theory as a model of human visual perception: Testing Bayesian transfer LAURENCE November 12, 2008) Abstract Bayesian decision theory (BDT) is a mathematical framework that allows without learning. Keywords: Perception, Bayesian decision theory, Statistical models, Loss function

Maloney, Laurence T.

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Testing and selecting dark energy models with lens redshift data  

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In this paper, we compare seven popular dark energy models under the assumption of a flat universe by using the latest observational data of gravitationally-lensed image separations observed in the Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS), the PMN-NVSS Extragalactic Lens Survey (PANELS), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and other surveys, which are (nearly) complete for the image separation range 0??.3????7??. We combine the 29 lens redshift data with the cosmic microwave background (CMB) observation from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP7) results, the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) observation from the spectroscopic Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release. The model comparison statistic, the Bayesian information criterion is also applied to assess the worth of the models. This statistic favors models that give a good fit with fewer parameters. Based on this analysis, we find that the simplest cosmological constant model that has only one free parameter is still preferred by the current data. For the other dynamical dark energy models, we find that some of them, such as the Ricci dark energy model, the Affine equation-of-state dark energy, and the generalized Chaplygin gas, can provide good fits to the current data. The Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati model is the only one-parameter model that can give a rather good fit but also nest ? while the three-parameter model, namely, the interactive dark energy, is clearly disfavored by the data, as it is unable to provide a good fit.

Shuo Cao; Zong-Hong Zhu; Ren Zhao

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and benchmarking of a three-dimensional groundwater flow and solute transport model  

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A three-dimensional finite-difference model was developed to simulate groundwater flow and solute transport. The model is intended for application to a variety of groundwater resource and solute migration evaluations, including several complex sites at the Savannah River Plant (SRP). Because the model, FTWORK, is relatively new, there is a need to provide confidence in the model results. Methodologies that test models include comparisons with analytical solutions, comparisons with empirical data, and checking that conservation properties hold. Another level of testing is the comparison of one code against another. This paper describes the testing and benchmarking procedure used to verify the validate FTWORK.

Sims, P.N.; Andersen, P.F.; Faust, C.R. [GeoTrans, Inc., Herndon, VA (United States); Stephenson, D.E. [E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

1988-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Tips for Planning, Building, and Testing a Model Car  

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Tips for Planning, Building, and Testing Your Lithium- Ion Battery Powered Car CONTENTS: ï‚¢ Teacher Overview ï‚¢ What Teachers Can Do To Help ï‚¢ Student Design Plan ï‚¢ Brainstorming ï‚¢ Materials ï‚¢ Chassis Design ï‚¢ Transmission ï‚¢ Gear Ratio ï‚¢ Wheels and Bearings ï‚¢ Battery ï‚¢ Testing ï‚¢ Trouble Shooting TEACHER OVERVIEW ï‚¢ The Lithium-ion battery powered car competition is designed to be an engineering challenge for middle school students. ï‚¢ Students will be exploring the following concepts while planning, building and testing their cars: ï‚— Alternative energy sources ï‚— Engineering design ï‚— Aerodynamics ï‚— Force and motion ï‚— Teamwork ï‚— Problem solving ï‚¢ Teams who do not have a completed car at the

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A new guide for commissioning air handling systems: Using a model functional test  

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Functional tests are a set of detailed instructions for building commissioning that demand extensive HVAC system knowledge to write and perform. Understanding the energy use implications and theory behind the test procedures, estimating the costs and benefits of doing a particular test, implementing the tests correctly, and resolving problems require years of field experience. As part of a large research project now underway, a practical guide is being developed that communicates this knowledge. This paper presents the components and intended use of the Functional Testing Guide and Model Functional Test for Air Handling Systems. A series of model functional tests, starting at the outdoor air intake section and proceeding through the air handling unit, distribution system, and terminal equipment and ending at the exhaust air discharge point, are provided for many commonly installed air handling system configurations. The model functional tests contain advice for tailoring the test procedures to specific system configurations, desirable and undesirable testing outcomes, a calculation appendix, references to other resources, and examples of completed test forms. The guide is an educational resource, with background information that clarifies the principles behind testing configurations and results. The functional tests have been selected from an extensive commissioning test protocol library compiled by Pacific Gas and Electric in 2001. The guide also includes a design guideline for the selection of control and monitoring points and a design intent documentation form.

Haasl, Tudi; Sellers, David; Friedman, Hannah; Piette, Mary Ann; Bourassa, Norman; Gillespie, Ken

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Model and test in a fungus of the probability that beneficial mutations survive drift  

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...research-article Special feature 1001 70 Model and test in a fungus of the probability that beneficial...mutants, yielding one of the first direct tests of the extinction probability of beneficial...individual mutations have prevented empirical tests of their predictions. However, recent...

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Model-Based Conformance Testing for Implantable Pacemakers George Chen, Zhihao Jiang, Rahul Mangharam  

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in an increase in the number of life- threatening malfunctions -The percentage of medical device recalls due and pacemaker model. -Implement a test platform in hardware and test hardware pacemaker implementations. -We reporting has been made. -A hardware platform for the test platform and pacemaker implementation

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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Philosophy of Science Association Behavioristic, Evidentialist, and Learning Models of Statistical Testing  

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Testing Author(s): Deborah G. Mayo Source: Philosophy of Science, Vol. 52, No. 4 (Dec., 1985), pp. 493 BEHAVIORISTIC, EVIDENTIALIST, AND LEARNING MODELS OF STATISTICAL TESTING* DEBORAH G. MAYOt Department tests enjoy widespread use in science, the philosophical controversy over their appropriatenessfor

Mayo, Deborah

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Improvement of cutting forces modeling based on oriented cutting tests  

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and fatigue or corrosion resistance, the cutting forces values should be known as precisely as possible of the elementary edge in the reference plane rP . However, when turning in the tool nose or with round inserts. For this study, a new elementary cutting operation, called "oriented cutting", has been tested

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Resistive Bridge Fault Modeling,Simulationand Test Generation Vijay R. Sar-Dessai  

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Resistive Bridge Fault Modeling,Simulationand Test Generation Vijay R. Sar-Dessai Intel Corporation.sar-dessai@intel.com Abstract In this work' we develop models of resistive bridging faults and study thefault coverage on ISCAS85 circuits of different test sets using resistive and zero-ohm bridges at different supply voltages

Walker, Duncan M. "Hank"

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Modeling and testing of temperature behavior and resistive heating in a multi-functional composite  

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Modeling and testing of temperature behavior and resistive heating in a multi-functional composite-healing is a desirable property of multi-functional composite materials, particularly if the components of the material of such a composite are investigated in this paper, using finite element modeling and then experimental testing

Nemat-Nasser, Sia

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Fault Models and Test Generation for Hardware-Software Covalidation Ian G. Harris  

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use of hardware-software systems in cost-critical and life-critical applications has led to heightenedFault Models and Test Generation for Hardware-Software Covalidation £ Ian G. Harris Department: Hardware-Software Covalidation, Design Validation, Test Generation, Fault Models Abstract The increasing

Harris, Ian G.

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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

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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...

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Accurate resistive bridge fault modeling, simulation, and test generation  

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Resistive bridging faults in CMOS combinational circuits are studied in this work. Bridging faults are modeled using HSPICE circuit simulation of the various types of bridging faults that can occur in CMOS combinational circuits. The results...

Sar-Dessai, Vijay Ramesh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved test statistics for the slope parameter in a simple linear functional model  

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of the Studentized test statistic based on the NL estimator of ()1, 1. 2 Survey of the literature A wide variety of sources exists from which to extract useful information for attacking the problem of testing hypotheses in the errors-in-variables model. Se... via simulation that these test statistics perform poorly in moderate to small sample sizes. 1. 3 Pzamewozk of Expositions This thesis is organized as follows. Chapter 2 presents a simple linear functional model, formulates the problem...

Ollivier, Vincent Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A test of resuspension factor models against Chernobyl data  

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After the accident at Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP), stationary air samplers were operated at Chernobyl and Baryshevka, cities which are 16 km and 150 km, respectively, from the NPP. Other air samplers were operated simultaneously, but intermittently, at locations within the 30 km zone at distances of 4-25 km from the NPP. These data were used to check the validity of time dependent models of the resuspension factor K (m{sup -1}). Seven different models were examined, three of which are discussed in the paper. Data from the stationary air samplers were averaged over one day or one month; dam from the intermittent air samplers were averaged over three days in 1986 and over four hours in 1991. The concentrations of eight radionuclides were measured at ten points during the same time period (14-17 September 1986). The calculated resuspension factors range from 6 x 10{sup -9} m{sup -1} to 3 x 10{sup -6} m{sup -1}. Data for the spatial means of K are given for certain time periods in 1986 and 1991; also presented are the calculated values according to the models. The experimental data and the calculated values differ by up to more than one order of magnitude. Also analysed was the temporal change in experimental values of K and these values were compared with model predictions. The annual means of the resuspension factor as determined experimentally and as calculated with the models are presented. The model derived from empirical data measured in Neuherberg after the Chernobyl accident agrees best with the data. The Garland model systematically gives results lower than the experimental values, and the calculated values of K from the Linsley model are consistently conservative. Also considered were the uncertainty of K due to fluctuations in air concentrations and possible biological effects of episodic exposures.

Garger, E.K. [Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine). Inst. of Radioecology; Anspaugh, L.R.; Shinn, J.H. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States)

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In situ exploitation of deep set porphyry ores  

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Disclosed is a method of economically exploiting deep set porphyry ore bodies of the type containing metal values such as sulfidic copper, nickel, or uranium minerals and minerals capable of absorbing copper, uranium, and nickel ions. The method involves establishing communication with the ore body through access and recovery wells and passing fluids sequentially therethrough. If necessary, thief zones of as low as 25 to 50 md in igneous rock of 1 to 5 md are prevented from distorting flow, by the injection of a polymeric solution of macromolecules with molecular weights of the order of 5 million along the entire wellbore, the higher permeability zones initially accepting the majority of the flow and being impaired at a much faster rate than the less permeable zones. In a first stage, the permeability of the leaching interval is stimulated as an ammoniated solution of sodium, potassium, or ammonium nitrate or chloride contacts calcium containing minerals to promote ion exchange, resulting in clay contraction or calcium carbonate dissolution. In a second stage, the leaching interval is primed as calcium ion is displaced with an aqueous solution of ammonium salt, a calcium sulfate scale inhibitor, and oxygen gas. In a third stage, a two-phase lixiviant comprising entrained oxygen containing bubbles and an ammoniacal leach liquor having a pH less than 10.5 and less than 1.0 mole/liter ammonia is passed through the leaching interval to solubilize copper, nickel, uranium, and other metal values.

Hard, R.A.; Harvey, W.W.; Lingane, P.J.; Park, W.C.; Redman, M.J.

1981-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of Bayesian Model Selection Techniques for Gravitational Wave Astronomy  

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The analysis of gravitational wave data involves many model selection problems. The most important example is the detection problem of selecting between the data being consistent with instrument noise alone, or instrument noise and a gravitational wave signal. The analysis of data from ground based gravitational wave detectors is mostly conducted using classical statistics, and methods such as the Neyman-Pearson criteria are used for model selection. Future space based detectors, such as the \\emph{Laser Interferometer Space Antenna} (LISA), are expected to produced rich data streams containing the signals from many millions of sources. Determining the number of sources that are resolvable, and the most appropriate description of each source poses a challenging model selection problem that may best be addressed in a Bayesian framework. An important class of LISA sources are the millions of low-mass binary systems within our own galaxy, tens of thousands of which will be detectable. Not only are the number of sources unknown, but so are the number of parameters required to model the waveforms. For example, a significant subset of the resolvable galactic binaries will exhibit orbital frequency evolution, while a smaller number will have measurable eccentricity. In the Bayesian approach to model selection one needs to compute the Bayes factor between competing models. Here we explore various methods for computing Bayes factors in the context of determining which galactic binaries have measurable frequency evolution. The methods explored include a Reverse Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo (RJMCMC) algorithm, Savage-Dickie density ratios, the Schwarz-Bayes Information Criterion (BIC), and the Laplace approximation to the model evidence. We find good agreement between all of the approaches.

Neil J. Cornish; Tyson B. Littenberg

2007-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Convergence of a MFEFV method for two phase flow with applications to heap leaching of copper ores  

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Convergence of a MFE­FV method for two phase flow with applications to heap leaching of copper ores in porous media, with applications to heap leaching of copper ores. These approximations are based on mixed

Sepúlveda, Mauricio

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Testing Components of New Community Isopycnal Ocean Circulation Model  

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The ocean and atmosphere are both governed by the same physical laws and models of the two media have many similarities. However, there are critical differences that call for special methods to provide the best simulation. One of the most important difference is that the ocean is nearly opaque to radiation in the visible and infra-red part of the spectrum. For this reason water mass properties in the ocean are conserved along trajectories for long distances and for long periods of time. For this reason isopycnal coordinate models would seem to have a distinct advantage in simulating ocean circulation. In such a model the coordinate surfaces are aligned with the natural paths of near adiabatic, density conserving flow in the main thermocline. The difficulty with this approach is at the upper and lower boundaries of the ocean, which in general do not coincide with density surfaces. For this reason hybrid coordinate models were proposed by Bleck and Boudra (1981) in which Cartesian coordinates were used near the ocean surface and isopycnal coordinates were used in the main thermocline. This feature is now part of the HICOM model (Bleck, 2002).

Bryan, Kirk

2008-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing alternative measures of subjective norms in entrepreneurial intention models  

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Although the theory of planned behaviour can be applied to entrepreneurship, study outcomes concerning the role of the subjective norm construct vary substantially. Using data from ten dissimilar countries, two critical topics held responsible for conflicting outcomes in research on entrepreneurial intention are investigated: 1) measurement issues; 2) possible indirect influences between the motivational antecedents of intention. On the first topic, structural equations suggest that a simple multi-item subjective-norm measure is better than the frequently-applied product of normative beliefs and motivation to comply. On the second, structural equation modelling reveals that the internal consistency and explanatory capacity of the constructs is about the same with the original model than with a modified model taking into account the indirect influences of subjective norms on attitudes and on perceived behavioural control. These results should serve as a guide for future theoretical and empirical development, and put existing study outcomes into perspective.

Annamária Heuer; Francisco Liñán

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing protostellar disk formation models with ALMA observations  

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Abridged: Recent simulations have explored different ways to form accretion disks around low-mass stars. We aim to present observables to differentiate a rotationally supported disk from an infalling rotating envelope toward deeply embedded young stellar objects and infer their masses and sizes. Two 3D magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) formation simulations and 2D semi-analytical model are studied. The dust temperature structure is determined through continuum radiative transfer RADMC3D modelling. A simple temperature dependent CO abundance structure is adopted and synthetic spectrally resolved submm rotational molecular lines up to $J_{\\rm u} = 10$ are simulated. All models predict similar compact components in continuum if observed at the spatial resolutions of 0.5-1$"$ (70-140 AU) typical of the observations to date. A spatial resolution of $\\sim$14 AU and high dynamic range ($> 1000$) are required to differentiate between RSD and pseudo-disk in the continuum. The peak-position velocity diagrams indicate that the...

Harsono, Daniel; Bruderer, Simon; Li, Zhi-Yun; Jorgensen, Jes

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Palmerton Ore Buying Site - PA 33  

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Palmerton Ore Buying Site - PA 33 Palmerton Ore Buying Site - PA 33 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: PALMERTON ORE BUYING SITE (PA.33) Eliminated from further consideration under FUSRAP Designated Name: Not Designated Alternate Name: New Jersey Zinc Company PA.33-1 Location: Palmerton , Pennsylvania PA.33-2 Evaluation Year: 1994 PA.33-3 Site Operations: Mid-1950s - AEC leased the New Jersey Zinc Company property and established a uranium ore stockpile on the property in the vicinity of Palmerton, PA. PA.33-4 Site Disposition: Eliminated - Potential for residual contamination and resulting exposure beyond that associated with natural background radiation considered remote PA.33-3 Radioactive Materials Handled: Yes Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Uranium Ore PA.33-4 Radiological Survey(s): Yes PA.33-5

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Testing the DGP model with gravitational lensing statistics  

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The self-accelerating braneworld model (DGP) seems to provide a simple alternative to the the standard $\\Lambda$CDM cosmology to explain the current cosmic acceleration, which is strongly indicated by measurements of Type Ia supernovae, as well as other concordant observations. In this work, we investigate observational constraints on this scenario from gravitational lensing statistics using the Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS) lensing sample. We show that a large parameter space of the DGP model is in good agreement with this radio source gravitational lensing sample. In the flat case, $\\Omega_\\mathrm{K}=0$, the likelihood is maximized, ${\\cal L}={\\cal L_\\mathrm{max}}$, for $\\1 = 0.30_{-0.11}^{+0.19}$. If we relax the prior on $\\Omega_\\mathrm{K}$, the likelihood peaks at $\\{\\1,\\2 \\} \\simeq \\{0.29, 0.12\\}$, just slightly in the region of open models. However the confidence contours are pretty elongated so that we can not discard either close or flat or open models

Zong-Hong Zhu; Mauro Sereno

2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the Standard Model under the weight of heavy flavors  

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I review recently completed (since Lattice 2013) and ongoing lattice calculations in charm and bottom flavor physics. A comparison of the precision of lattice and experiment is made using both current experimental results and projected experimental precision in 2020. The combination of experiment and theory reveals several tensions between nature and the Standard Model. These tensions are reviewed in light of recent lattice results.

Bouchard, C M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian Estimation and Testing of Structural Equation Models Richard Scheines  

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Carnegie Mellon University, USA Herbert Hoijtink Dept. of Methodology and Statistics University of Utrecht applying the Gibbs sampler to structural equation models to the first author at a 1994 workshop be applied to obtain a sample from the posterior distribution over the parameters of a SEM. We present

Spirtes, Peter

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Physics modeling of tandem mirror devices with high-field test cell inserts  

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Recently developed plasma physics models of tandem mirror operation with a high-field technology test cell insert in the central cell are described in detail. These models have been incorporated in the TMRBAR tandem mirror reactor physics code. Results of a benchmark case for the code models against previous analysis of the MFTF - ..cap alpha.. /sup +/ T configuration are given. A brief users guide to the new TMRBAR with the test cell models is also presented. Some description of the applications of the models to MFTF - ..cap alpha.. /sup +/ T and FPD - II + T configurations is made. References are given to separate reports on these studies.

Fenstermacher, M.E.; Campbell, R.B.

1985-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Radiative Neutrino Mass Models at the LHC  

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The Large Hadron Collider provides us new opportunities to search for the origin of neutrino mass. Beyond the minimal see-saw models a plethora of models exist which realise neutrino mass at tree- or loop-level, and it is important to be sure that these possibilities are satisfactorily covered by searches. The purpose of this paper is to advance a systematic approach to this problem. Majorana neutrino mass models can be organised by SM-gauge-invariant operators which violate lepton number by two units. In this paper we write down the minimal ultraviolet completions for all of the mass-dimension 7 operators. We predict vector-like quarks, vector-like leptons, scalar leptoquarks, a charged scalar, and a scalar doublet, whose properties are constrained by neutrino oscillation data. A detailed collider study is presented for $O_3=LLQ\\bar dH$ and $O_8 = L\\bar d\\bar e^\\dagger \\bar u^\\dagger H$ completions with a vector-like quark $\\chi\\sim(3, 2, -\\frac{5}{6})$ and a leptoquark $\\phi\\sim(\\bar 3,1,\\frac{1}{3})$. The existing LHC limits extracted from searches for vector-like fermions and sbottoms/stops are $m_\\chi \\gtrsim 620$ GeV and $m_\\phi\\gtrsim 600$ GeV.

Yi Cai; Jackson D. Clarke; Michael A. Schmidt; Raymond R. Volkas

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma engineering models of tandem mirror devices with high-field test-cell inserts  

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Plasma physics and engineering models of tandem mirror devices operated with a high-field technology test-cell insert in the central cell, which have been incorporated recently in the TMRBAR tandem mirror reactor physics code, are described. The models include particle and energy balance in the test-cell region as well as the interactions between the test-cell particles and those flowing through the entire device. The code calculations yield consistent operating parameters for the test-cell, central cell, and end cell systems. A benchmark case for the MFTF-..cap alpha..+T configuration is presented which shows good agreement between the code results and previous calculations.

Fenstermacher, M.E.; Campbell, R.B.

1985-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting for local physiological adaptation in bioenergetic models: testing hypotheses for  

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Accounting for local physiological adaptation in bioenergetic models: testing hypotheses for growth constructed bioenergetic models for locally adapted populations of Atlantic silversides, Menidia menidia, from Rédaction] Munch and Conover Introduction Bioenergetic models (Kerr 1971; Kitchell et al. 1977) are commonly

Hameed, Sultan

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Sandage–Loeb test for the new agegraphic and Ricci dark energy models  

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The Sandage–Loeb (SL) test is a unique method to explore dark energy at the “redshift desert” ( 2 ? z ? 5 ), an era not covered by any other dark energy probes, by directly measuring the temporal variation of the redshift of quasar (QSO) Lyman-? absorption lines. In this Letter, we study the prospects for constraining the new agegraphic dark energy (NADE) model and the Ricci dark energy (RDE) model with the SL test. We show that, assuming only a ten-year survey, the SL test can constrain these two models with high significance.

Jingfei Zhang; Li Zhang; Xin Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandage-Loeb test for the new agegraphic and Ricci dark energy models  

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The Sandage-Loeb (SL) test is a unique method to explore dark energy at the ``redshift desert'' ($2\\lesssim z\\lesssim 5$), an era not covered by any other dark energy probes, by directly measuring the temporal variation of the redshift of quasar (QSO) Lyman-$\\alpha$ absorption lines. In this paper, we study the prospects for constraining the new agegraphic dark energy (NADE) model and the Ricci dark energy (RDE) model with the SL test. We show that, assuming only a ten-year survey, the SL test can constrain these two models with high significance.

Jingfei Zhang; Li Zhang; Xin Zhang

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A test of the intergenerational conflict model in Indonesia shows no evidence of earlier menopause in female-dispersing groups  

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...research-article Research articles 1001 70 60 202 A test of the intergenerational conflict model...from the Indonesia Family Life Survey, we test this model at multiple timescales: deep...model's assumptions. However, a more direct test of the Cant and Johnstone model would be...

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Robust 2008 Poster Section 2008 c JCMF TESTS OF ADDITIVITY IN TWO-WAY ANOVA MODELS WITH  

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consider five of them: Tukey test, Mandel test, Johnson ­ Graybill test, locally best invari- ant (LBI model by simulation. Second, their power is studied and a modification of Tukey test is proposed. Third. Tukey test: Introduced in Tukey (1949). Tukey test first esti- mates row and column effects

Jureckova, Jana

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System testing using use cases for simulation model of an emergency room  

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Modelling and simulation (M&S) is a useful technique for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications because of its non-destructive and non-invasive method of observing a system. Results of simulations are expected to provide reliable information for decision-makers, but potential errors may be introduced during M&S development. This paper identifies the needs of system testing using specifications for M&S applications and provides a novel approach of verification, validation and testing (VV&T) for DHS M&S community. System testing is an effective methodology that can help to ensure the functionality of an M&S applications. Use cases that specify requirements of a simulation system provide information necessary to generate test cases for system testing. System testing allows simulation developers to identify and fix defects much earlier in the lifecycle, which would greatly lower the cost. A case study of a hospital emergency room (ER) simulation model was introduced.

Guodong Shao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Wave Tank Test for Reference Model 3 Floating-Point...  

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Experimental Wave Tank Test for Reference Model 3 Floating- Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Project Y.-H. Yu, M. Lawson, and Y. Li National Renewable Energy Laboratory M....

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AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE NEVADA TEST SITE A MODEL OF RESEARCH...  

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3046-2001 OO1 AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE NEVADA TEST SITE A MODEL OF RESEARCH AND CONSULTATION Richard W. Stoffle, Maria Nieves Zedeno, and David B. Halmo, editors Bureau of Applied...

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Some Modeling Challenges when Testing Rich Internet Applications for Security Kamara Benjamin, Gregor v. Bochmann,  

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Some Modeling Challenges when Testing Rich Internet Applications for Security Kamara Benjamin (RIAs), using technologies such as Ajax, Flex, or Silverlight, break away from the traditional approach and servers. RIAs introduce new challenges, new security vulnerabilities, and their behavior makes

Jourdan, Guy-Vincent

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Strain localization and cyclic damage of polyurethane foam cylinders: experimental tests and theoretical model  

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Strain localization and cyclic damage of polyurethane foam cylinders: experimental tests subject to progressive damage. The chain of springs models the strain localization, and the second series qualitative agreement with the experiments. Keywords: polyurethane foams; strain localization; cyclic damage

Boyer, Edmond

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Testing for Climate Change: An Application of the Two-Phase Regression Model  

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A statistical test for detecting a change in the behavior of an annual temperature series is presented. The test is based on the two-phase regression model. By trading the hypothesized time of change as an unknown parameter, the approach allows ...

Andrew R. Solow

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Based Testing for the Second Generation of Integrated Modular Avionics Christof Efkemann, Jan Peleska  

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activities regarding automated testing of Integrated Modular Avionics controllers in the European research, specialised electronics devices, many of them with cus- tom interfaces. In the Integrated Modular AvionicsModel-Based Testing for the Second Generation of Integrated Modular Avionics Christof Efkemann, Jan

Peleska, Jan - Fachbereich 3

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Solving Some Modeling Challenges when Testing Rich Internet Applications for Security  

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Solving Some Modeling Challenges when Testing Rich Internet Applications for Security Suryakant, Canada {vioonut, pionescu}@ca.ibm.com Abstract--Crawling is a necessary step for testing web applications applications, so-called Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). RIAs present new security and crawling challenges

Jourdan, Guy-Vincent

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BLENDING LOW ENRICHED URANIUM WITH DEPLETED URANIUM TO CREATE A SOURCE MATERIAL ORE THAT CAN BE PROCESSED FOR THE RECOVERY OF YELLOWCAKE AT A CONVENTIONAL URANIUM MILL  

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Throughout the United States Department of Energy (DOE) complex, there are a number of streams of low enriched uranium (LEU) that contain various trace contaminants. These surplus nuclear materials require processing in order to meet commercial fuel cycle specifications. To date, they have not been designated as waste for disposal at the DOE's Nevada Test Site (NTS). Currently, with no commercial outlet available, the DOE is evaluating treatment and disposal as the ultimate disposition path for these materials. This paper will describe an innovative program that will provide a solution to DOE that will allow disposition of these materials at a cost that will be competitive with treatment and disposal at the NTS, while at the same time recycling the material to recover a valuable energy resource (yellowcake) for reintroduction into the commercial nuclear fuel cycle. International Uranium (USA) Corporation (IUSA) and Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) have entered into a commercial relationship to pursue the development of this program. The program involves the design of a process and construction of a plant at NFS' site in Erwin, Tennessee, for the blending of contaminated LEU with depleted uranium (DU) to produce a uranium source material ore (USM Ore{trademark}). The USM Ore{trademark} will then be further processed at IUC's White Mesa Mill, located near Blanding, Utah, to produce conventional yellowcake, which can be delivered to conversion facilities, in the same manner as yellowcake that is produced from natural ores or other alternate feed materials. The primary source of feed for the business will be the significant sources of trace contaminated materials within the DOE complex. NFS has developed a dry blending process (DRYSM Process) to blend the surplus LEU material with DU at its Part 70 licensed facility, to produce USM Ore{trademark} with a U235 content within the range of U235 concentrations for source material. By reducing the U235 content to source material levels in this manner, the material will be suitable for processing at a conventional uranium mill under its existing Part 40 license to remove contaminants and enable the product to re-enter the commercial fuel cycle. The tailings from processing the USM Ore{trademark} at the mill will be permanently disposed of in the mill's tailings impoundment as 11e.(2) byproduct material. Blending LEU with DU to make a uranium source material ore that can be returned to the nuclear fuel cycle for processing to produce yellowcake, has never been accomplished before. This program will allow DOE to disposition its surplus LEU and DU in a cost effective manner, and at the same time provide for the recovery of valuable energy resources that would be lost through processing and disposal of the materials. This paper will discuss the nature of the surplus LEU and DU materials, the manner in which the LEU will be blended with DU to form a uranium source material ore, and the legal means by which this blending can be accomplished at a facility licensed under 10 CFR Part 70 to produce ore that can be processed at a conventional uranium mill licensed under 10 CFR Part 40.

Schutt, Stephen M.; Hochstein, Ron F.; Frydenlund, David C.; Thompson, Anthony J.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Test of a projection method from the interacting boson model-2 to the interacting boson model-1  

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Projection formulas from the interacting boson model-2 to the interacting boson model-1 are given for a rather general class of operators and numerical tests of these formulas were carried out with the corresponding codes. Agreement of energies and B(E2) values of the interacting boson model-2 calculations with those of the interacting boson model-1 calculations, where the interacting boson model-1 parameters are yielded with the projection formulas, to better than 0.1% was found for sufficiently large values of the Majorana parameter.

W. Frank; P. von Brentano; A. Gelberg; H. Harter

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling Of Magnetic Channels For Micro-droplets Filtering And Tests Of Their Efficiency In UHV Arc-discharges  

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Modelling Of Magnetic Channels For Micro-droplets Filtering And Tests Of Their Efficiency In UHV Arc-discharges

Strzyzewski, P; Mirowski, R; Sadowski, M; Tazzari, S; Witkowski, J

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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StatREC: a graphical user interface tool for visual hypothesis testing of cost prediction models  

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Background: During the previous decades there has been noted a significantly increased research interest on the construction of prediction models for accurate estimation of software cost. Despite the development of sophisticated methodologies, ... Keywords: REC curves, graphical comparison, graphical user interface, permutation test, prediction models, software cost estimation

Nikolaos Mittas; Ioannis Mamalikidis; Lefteris Angelis

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Herbert, Bruce

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An optimized model and test of the China's first high temperature parabolic trough solar receiver  

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The vacuum solar receiver is the key component of a parabolic trough solar plant, which plays a prominent role in the gross system efficiency. Recently, China's first high temperature vacuum receiver, Sanle-3 HCE, has been developed and produced by Southeast University and Sanle Electronic Group. Before being utilized in China's first parabolic trough solar plant, accurately estimating the thermal properties of this new receiver is important. This paper first establishes and optimizes a 1-D theoretical model at Matlab program to compute the receiver's major heat loss through glass envelope, and then systematically analyzes the major influence factors of heat loss. With the laboratorial steady state test stand, the heat losses of both good vacuum and non-vacuum Sanle-3 receivers were surveyed. Comparison shows the original 1-D model agrees with the ends covered test while remarkably deviating from end exposed test. For the purpose of identifying the influence of receiver's end to total heat loss, an additional 3-D model is built by CFD software to further investigate the different heat transfer processes of receiver's end components. The 3-D end model is verified by heating power and IR temperature distribution images in the test. Combining the optimized 1-D model with the new 3-D end model, the comparison with test data shows a good accordance. At the same time the heat loss curve and emittance curve of this new receiver are given and compared with those of several other existing receivers as references. (author)

Gong, Guangjie; Huang, Xinyan; Wang, Jun; Hao, Menglong [Southeast University, Nanjing (China)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical modeling of lithium-ion positive electrodes during hybrid pulse power characterization tests.  

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An electrochemical model was developed to examine hybrid pulsed power characterization (HPPC) tests on the positive electrode of lithium-ion cells. By utilizing the same fundamental equations as in previous electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies, this investigation serves as an extension of the earlier work and a comparison of the two techniques. The electrochemical model was used to examine performance characteristics and limitations for the positive electrode during HPPC tests. Parametric studies using the electrochemical model and focusing on the positive electrode thickness were employed to examine methods of slowing electrode aging and improving performance.

Dees, D.; Gunen, E.; Abraham, D.; Jansen, A.; Prakash, J.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Illinois Inst. of Tech.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The coefficient of variation; a guide to the sampling of ore deposits  

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...deposits Reference Ore deposit C Homestake Saddle project, Nevada Loraine, SouthAfrica (basal reef). Freddle , South Africa President...vein) AMEXJoint Venture project, Crescent Valley, Nevada Loraine, South Africa (Breef) iRaridleases, South Africa (black...

George S. Koch; Richard F. Link

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An Approach to Overseas Iron Ore Investment Risk Assessment Based on Fuzzy Neural Network  

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The iron ore investment overseas influenced by a variety of risk factors including geological reserves risk, market risk, the risk of the investment environment, political and legal risks, and etc. Based on the t...

Li Guo; Caiwu Lu; Zhen Yang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground water remediation at the Moab, Utah, USA, former uranium-ore processing site  

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Seepage from the Moab, Utah, USA, former uranium-ore processing site resulted in ammonia and uranium contamination of naturally occurring saline ground water in alluvium adjacent to the Colorado River. An interim...

Donald R. Metzler; Joseph D. Ritchey; Kent A. Bostick…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iron ore and coal: pricing and volume up for these key export commodities  

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Australia's huge coal and iron ore industries are booming. Up until now, the majors have benefited handsomely, but smaller players are beginning to muscle in. The article discusses development in both industries. 1 fig., 4 photos.

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2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Swelling related to ettringite crystal formation in chromite ore processing residue  

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Several million tons of Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) were deposited at two sites in New Jersey and Maryland, USA, and over time they exhibited extensive heaving phenomena. Ettringite, a needle-shaped mi...

Deok Hyun Moon; Dimitris Dermatas; Mahmoud Wazne…

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - albarrana uranium ores Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: albarrana uranium ores Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 geology and Ranger 1 open-pit uranium mine in...

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Comparison of Accelerated Testing with Modeling to Predict Lifetime of CPV Solder Layers (Presentation)  

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Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cell assemblies can fail due to thermomechanical fatigue in the die-attach layer. In this presentation, we show the latest results from our computational model of thermomechanical fatigue. The model is used to estimate the relative lifetime of cell assemblies exposed to various temperature histories consistent with service and with accelerated testing. We also present early results from thermal cycling experiments designed to help validate the computational model.

Silverman, T. J.; Bosco, N.; Kurtz, S.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NO release during chemical looping combustion with iron ore as an oxygen carrier  

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Abstract Chemical looping combustion (CLC) is one of the promising technologies to capture CO2 with low cost. Owing to the existence of nitrogen in fuel, the emission of fuel-NOx is a significant concern during the CLC process. This work evaluated NO release in the CLC process of bituminous coal and petcoke using iron ore as an oxygen carrier in a fluidized bed. The effect of several factors was evaluated, including bed material, fuel type, temperature and gasification medium. The results indicate that in the fuel reactor (FR), fuel-NOx due to the reaction between NH3/HCN and iron ore was supported only when the iron ore was reduced from Fe2O3 to Fe3O4. Compared with the case of an inert bed material, NO yield during the gasification in an iron ore bed material was relatively higher due to the enhanced char-gasification and the oxidization effect of iron ore. For the bituminous coal, NO release in FR was mainly due to the volatile release and subsequent oxidation by iron ore. For the petcoke process, NO release in FR could mainly be ascribed to the char-gasification and subsequent oxidization of NOx-precursors by iron ore. The elevated temperature and the use of H2O/N2 in comparison to CO2 could efficiently enhance the fuel conversion and \\{NOx\\} precursors release in FR. Thus, NO yield in FR increased, whereas that in AR correspondingly decreased. Furthermore, the NO release during continuous coal CLC was investigated in a 1 kWth CLC prototype based on the iron ore oxygen carrier. Overall, the elevated fuel reactor temperature and the use of H2O as gasification medium are beneficial to reduce NO release in the CLC system.

Haiming Gu; Laihong Shen; Zhaoping Zhong; Xin Niu; Huijun Ge; Yufei Zhou; Shen Xiao; Shouxi Jiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled  

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Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage Title Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2010 Authors Coffey, Brian, Philip Haves, Michael Wetter, Brandon Hencey, Francesco Borrelli, Yudong Ma, and Sorin Bengea Conference Name 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Date Published 2010 Publisher Omnipress Conference Location Asilomar, California, USA ISBN 0-918249-60-0 Abstract A Model Predictive Control (MPC) implementation was developed for a university campus chilled water plant. The plant includes three water-cooled chillers and a two million gallon chilled water storage tank. The tank is charged during the night to minimize on-peak electricity consumption and take advantage of the lower ambient wet bulb temperature. A detailed model of the chilled water plant and simplified models of the campus buildings were developed using the equation-based modeling language Modelica. Steady state models of the chillers, cooling towers and pumps were developed, based on manufacturers' performance data, and calibrated using measured data collected and archived by the control system. A dynamic model of the chilled water storage tank was also developed and calibrated. A semi-empirical model was developed to predict the temperature and flow rate of the chilled water returning to the plant from the buildings. These models were then combined and simplified for use in a MPC algorithm that determines the optimal chiller start and stop times and set-points for the condenser water temperature and the chilled water supply temperature. The paper describes the development and testing of the MPC implementation and discusses lessons learned and next steps in further research

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Production and blast-furnace smelting of boron-alloyed iron-ore pellets  

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Industrial test data are presented regarding the production (at Sokolovsk-Sarbaisk mining and enrichment enterprise) and blast-furnace smelting (at Magnitogorsk metallurgical works) of boron-alloyed iron-ore pellets (500000 t). It is shown that, thanks to the presence of boron, the compressive strength of the roasted pellets is increased by 18.5%, while the strength in reduction is doubled; the limestone consumption is reduced by 11%, the bentonite consumption is halved, and the dust content of the gases in the last section of the roasting machines is reduced by 20%. In blast-furnace smelting, the yield of low-sulfur (<0.02%) hot metal is increased from 65-70 to 85.1% and the furnace productivity from 2.17-2.20 to 2.27 t/(m{sup 3} day); coke consumption is reduced by 3-8 kg/t of hot metal. The plasticity and stamping properties of 08IO auto-industry steel are improved by microadditions of boron.

A.A. Akberdin; A.S. Kim [Abishev Chemicometallurgical Institute, Abishev (Kazakhstan)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nevada Test And Training Range Area  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nevada Test And Training Range Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2004) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nevada Test And Training Range Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Nevada Test And Training Range Area Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) occupies over 3 million acres in southern Nevada (Figure 1). We recently assessed potential utility-grade geothermal

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Model Validation and Testing: The Methodological Foundation of ASHRAE Standard 140  

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Ideally, whole-building energy simulation programs model all aspects of a building that influence energy use and thermal and visual comfort for the occupants. An essential component of the development of such computer simulation models is a rigorous program of validation and testing. This paper describes a methodology to evaluate the accuracy of whole-building energy simulation programs. The methodology is also used to identify and diagnose differences in simulation predictions that may be caused by algorithmic differences, modeling limitations, coding errors, or input errors. The methodology has been adopted by ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs (ASHRAE 2001a, 2004). A summary of the method is included in the 2005 ASHRAE Handbook--Fundamentals (ASHRAE 2005). This paper describes the ASHRAE Standard 140 method of test and its methodological basis. Also discussed are possible future enhancements to ASHRAE Standard 140 and related research recommendations.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Validation and Testing: The Methodological Foundation of ASHRAE Standard 140; Preprint  

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Ideally, whole-building energy simulation programs model all aspects of a building that influence energy use and thermal and visual comfort for the occupants. An essential component of the development of such computer simulation models is a rigorous program of validation and testing. This paper describes a methodology to evaluate the accuracy of whole-building energy simulation programs. The methodology is also used to identify and diagnose differences in simulation predictions that may be caused by algorithmic differences, modeling limitations, coding errors, or input errors. The methodology has been adopted by ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140 (ANSI/ASHRAE 2001, 2004), Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. A summary of the method is included in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals (ASHRAE 2005). This paper describes the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140 method of test and its methodological basis. Also discussed are possible future enhancements to Standard 140 and related research recommendations.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory and Modeling Evaluations in Support of Field Testing for Desiccation at the Hanford Site  

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The Deep Vadose Zone Treatability Test Plan for the Hanford Central Plateau includes testing of the desiccation technology as a potential technology to be used in conjunction with surface infiltration control to limit the flux of technetium and other contaminants in the vadose zone to the groundwater. Laboratory and modeling efforts were conducted to investigate technical uncertainties related to the desiccation process and its impact on contaminant transport. This information is intended to support planning, operation, and interpretation of a field test for desiccation in the Hanford Central Plateau.

Truex, Michael J.; Oostrom, Martinus; Freedman, Vicky L.; Strickland, Christopher E.; Wietsma, Thomas W.; Tartakovsky, Guzel D.; Ward, Anderson L.

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Independent Test for Scale-Dependent Non-Gaussianities in the Cosmic Microwave Background  

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We present a model-independent method to test for scale-dependent non-Gaussianities in combination with scaling indices as test statistics. Therefore, surrogate data sets are generated, in which the power spectrum of the original data is preserved, while the higher order correlations are partly randomized by applying a scale-dependent shuffling procedure to the Fourier phases. We apply this method to the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe data of the cosmic microwave background and find signatures for non-Gaussianities on large scales. Further tests are required to elucidate the origin of the detected anomalies.

C. Räth, G. E. Morfill, G. Rossmanith, A. J. Banday, and K. M. Górski

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A test of the continuous spontaneous localization model involving two particles  

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We describe a previously unexplored effect of the continuous spontaneous localization model whereby a correlation develops in the distributions of two nearby non-interacting particles following a period of diffusion. We propose the use of this effect as an experimental test differentiating between the continuous spontaneous localization model and standard quantum theory. The test involves building a joint probability distribution for the locations of the two particles by repeatedly releasing them from two nearby traps and subsequently measuring their positions after a brief period of time. We examine the scales of time, trap size, and particle mass necessary for observation.

Daniel Bedingham

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Lack-of-Fit of Generalized Linear Models via Laplace Approximation  

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Coefficients used in (5.6) to evaluate power to detect the omission of a interaction term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 12 Performance of the Bayes sum test in detecting an omitted dichoto- mous variable and its interaction... was obtained using a smoothing spline fit. The parametric model was obtained by modeling the log odds with the parametric linear predictor: ?0 + ?3(x ? 12)? I(x > 12) where x denotes the start variable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 4...

Glab, Daniel Laurence

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Using the Intensity Modulation Index to Test Pulsar Radio Emission Models  

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This letter explores the possibility of testing pulsar radio emission models by observing pulse-to-pulse intensity modulation. It is shown that a relationship between a pulsar's period, period derivative, and intensity modulation is a natural consequence of at least one theoretical model of radio pulsar emission. It is proposed that other models may also predict a similar correlation. The exact form of the relationship will depend on the model in question. Hence, observations of intensity modulation should be able to determine the validity of the various emission models. In an attempt to search for the predicted dependencies, the modulation properties of a set of 12 pulsars are studied. These data are suggestive, but they are unable to differentiate between three possibilities for the emission process. Future observations will be able to confirm these results and determine whether or not specific emission models are viable.

F. A. Jenet; J. A. Gil

2003-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Product and Process Modeling for Functional Performance Testing in Low-Energy Building Embedded Commissioning Cases  

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models, as well as standards, such as IFC and aecXML. To date we have tested a fin-tube radiant heat system FPT. Our findings include lessons learned in several areas: (1) adapting standard FPTs to specific facilities and their design intent, (2) common...

Akcamete, A.; Garrett, J.; Akinci, B.; Akin, O.; Lee, K. J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing flight software reliability: testing, model checking, constraint-solving, monitoring and learning  

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In this paper we discuss the application of a range of techniques to the verification of mission-critical flight software at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For this type of application we want to achieve a higher level of confidence than can be achieved ... Keywords: 68N30, File systems, Flight software, Formal proof, Model checking, Testing, Verification

Alex Groce, Klaus Havelund, Gerard Holzmann, Rajeev Joshi, Ru-Gang Xu

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN, MODELING, TESTING, AND SPICE PARAMETER EXTRACTION OF DIMOS TRANSISTOR IN 4H-SILICON CARBIDE  

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DESIGN, MODELING, TESTING, AND SPICE PARAMETER EXTRACTION OF DIMOS TRANSISTOR IN 4H-SILICON CARBIDE (DIMOS) transistor structure in 4H-Silicon Carbide (SiC) is presented. Simulation for transport Silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap material, shows a tremendous potential for high temperature

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Material Modeling and Development of a Realistic Dummy Testing Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury  

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Material Modeling and Development of a Realistic Dummy Head for Testing Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury S. G. M. Hossain1, C. A. Nelson1, T. Boulet2, M. Arnoult2, L. Zhang2, A. Holmberg2, J. Hein occurrence rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) ­ 1.4 million people in US per year ­ 50,000 deaths ­ 235

Farritor, Shane

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Experimental Testing and Model Validation for Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Buoys  

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for large scale grid power applications, but rather for relatively low-power ocean sensor and communicationsExperimental Testing and Model Validation for Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Buoys Douglas A. Gemme1 Island Department of Ocean Engineering Narragansett, RI 02882, USA Abstract-- Methodology and results

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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A novel null test for the $\\Lambda$CDM model with growth-rate data  

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Current and upcoming surveys will measure the cosmological parameters with an extremely high accuracy. The primary goal of these observations is to eliminate some of the currently viable cosmological models created to explain the late time accelerated expansion (either real or only inferred). However, most of the statistical tests used in cosmology have a strong requirement: the use of a model to fit the data. Recently there has been an increased interest on finding tests that are model independent, i.e. to have a function that depends entirely on observed quantities and not on the model, see for instance [1]. In this letter we present an alternative consistency check at the perturbative level for a homogeneous and isotropic Universe filled with a dark energy component. This test makes use of the growth of matter perturbations data and it is able to not only test the homogeneous and isotropic Universe but also, within the framework of a Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker Universe, if the dark energy compon...

Nesseris, Savvas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel null test for the $?$CDM model with growth-rate data  

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Current and upcoming surveys will measure the cosmological parameters with an extremely high accuracy. The primary goal of these observations is to eliminate some of the currently viable cosmological models created to explain the late time accelerated expansion (either real or only inferred). However, most of the statistical tests used in cosmology have a strong requirement: the use of a model to fit the data. Recently there has been an increased interest on finding tests that are model independent, i.e. to have a function that depends entirely on observed quantities and not on the model, see for instance [1]. In this letter we present an alternative consistency check at the perturbative level for a homogeneous and isotropic Universe filled with a dark energy component. This test makes use of the growth of matter perturbations data and it is able to not only test the homogeneous and isotropic Universe but also, within the framework of a Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker Universe, if the dark energy component is able to cluster, if there is a tension in the data or if we are dealing with a modification of gravity.

Savvas Nesseris; Domenico Sapone

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite Element Analysis of the Amontons-Coulomb's Model using Local and Global Friction Tests  

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In spite of the abundant number of experimental friction tests that have been reported, the contact with friction modeling persists to be one of the factors that determine the effectiveness of sheet metal forming simulation. This difficulty can be understood due to the nature of the friction phenomena, which comprises the interaction of different factors connected to both sheet and tools' surfaces. Although in finite element numerical simulations friction models are commonly applied at the local level, they normally rely on parameters identified based on global experimental tests results. The aim of this study is to analyze the applicability of the Amontons-Coulomb's friction coefficient identified using complementary tests: (i) load-scanning, at the local level and (ii) draw-bead, at the global level; to the numerical simulation of sheet metal forming processes.

Oliveira, M. C.; Menezes, L. F.; Ramalho, A. [CEMUC, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II, Rua Luis Reis Santos, Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-788 Coimbra (Portugal); Alves, J. L. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Azurem, 4800-058, Guimaraes (Portugal)

2011-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A Testing Platform for Validation of Overhead Conductor Aging Models and Understanding Thermal Limits  

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Power system equipment manufacturers and researchers continue to experiment with novel overhead electric conductor designs that support better conductor performance and address congestion issues. To address the technology gap in testing these novel designs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory constructed the Powerline Conductor Accelerated Testing (PCAT) facility to evaluate the performance of novel overhead conductors in an accelerated fashion in a field environment. Additionally, PCAT has the capability to test advanced sensors and measurement methods for accessing overhead conductor performance and condition. Equipped with extensive measurement and monitoring devices, PCAT provides a platform to improve/validate conductor computer models and assess the performance of novel conductors. The PCAT facility and its testing capabilities are described in this paper.

Irminger, Philip [ORNL; Starke, Michael R [ORNL; Dimitrovski, Aleksandar D [ORNL; Young II, Marcus Aaron [ORNL; Rizy, D Tom [ORNL; Stovall, John P [ORNL; Overholt, Philip N [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NORMETEX MODEL 15 M3/HR WATER VAPOR PUMPING TEST  

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Tests were performed using a Model 15 m{sup 3}/hr Normetex vacuum pump to determine if pump performance degraded after pumping a humid gas stream. An air feed stream containing 30% water vapor was introduced into the pump for 365 hours with the outlet pressure of the pump near the condensation conditions of the water. Performance of the pump was tested before and after the water vapor pumping test and indicated no loss in performance of the pump. The pump also appeared to tolerate small amounts of condensed water of short duration without increased noise, vibration, or other adverse indications. The Normetex pump was backed by a dual-head diaphragm pump which was affected by the condensation of water and produced some drift in operating conditions during the test.

Klein, J.; Fowley, M.; Steeper, T.

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling particle-induced electron emission in a simplified plasma Test Cell  

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Particle-induced electron emission (PIE) is modeled in a simplified, well-characterized plasma Test Cell operated at UCLA. In order for PIE to be a useful model in this environment, its governing equations are first reduced to lower-order models which can be implemented in a direct simulation Monte Carlo and Particle-in-Cell framework. These reduced-order models are described in full and presented as semi-empirical models. The models are implemented to analyze the interaction of low- and high-energy ({approx}1-2 keV) xenon ions and atoms with the stainless steel electrodes of the Test Cell in order to gain insight into the emission and transport of secondary electrons. Furthermore, there is a lack of data for xenon-stainless steel atom- and ion-surface interactions for similar environments. Using experimental data as a reference, both total yields and emitted electron energy distribution functions can be deduced by observing sensitivities of current collection results to these numerical models and their parameters.

Giuliano, Paul N.; Boyd, Iain D. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and testing of the force-generating characteristics of magnetorheological dampers  

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This paper presents a model for a magnetorheological damper, and subsequent experimental results. Two cylindrical piston type MR dampers, which develop almost identical friction and viscous forces, were tested. These dampers were designed to provide different combinations of fluid flow and magnetic field orientation. In one damper, the magnetic field and magnetic field orientation are designed to be primarily parallel to each other, and in the other damper, the field and flow are designed to be perpendicular. Each actuator was tested under different conditions of applied current and piston speed, and the force-generating characteristics were studied. The two damper designs will be introduced and a comparison between results from the model and the experiments will be made. In general, the model captures the forcegenerating characteristics of the dampers; however, it does not account for field-flow orientations.

Muturi G. Muriuki; William W. Clark

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions of Jet Fuels with Nitrile O-Rings: Petroleum-Derived versus Synthetic Fuels  

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A transition from petroleum-derived jet fuels to blends with Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) fuels, and ultimately fully synthetic hydro-isomerized F-T fuels has raised concern about the fate of plasticizers in nitrile-butadiene rubber o-rings that are contacted by the fuels as this transition occurs. The partitioning of plasticizers and fuel molecules between nitrile o-rings and petroleum-derived, synthetic, and additized-synthetic jet fuels has been measured. Thermal desorption of o-rings soaked in the various jet fuels followed by gas chromatographic analysis with a mass spectrometric detector showed many of the plasticizer and stabilizer compounds were removed from the o-rings regardless of the contact fuel. Fuel molecules were observed to migrate into the o-rings for the petroleum-derived fuel as did both the fuel and additive for a synthetic F-T jet fuel additized with benzyl alcohol, but less for the unadditized synthetic fuel. The specific compounds or classes of compounds involved in the partitioning were identified and a semiquantitative comparison of relative partitioning of the compounds of interest was made. The results provide another step forward in improving the confidence level of using additized, fuIly synthetic jet fuel in the place of petroleum-derived fueL

Gormley, R.J.; Link, D.D.; Baltrus, J.P.; Zandhuis, P.H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Numerical Modeling for Underground Nuclear Test Monitoring Symposium  

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The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state-of-the-art in numerical simulations of nuclear explosion phenomenology with applications to test ban monitoring. We focused on the uniqueness of model fits to data, the measurement and characterization of material response models, advanced modeling techniques, and applications of modeling to monitoring problems. The second goal of the symposium was to establish a dialogue between seismologists and explosion-source code calculators. The meeting was divided into five main sessions: explosion source phenomenology, material response modeling, numerical simulations, the seismic source, and phenomenology from near source to far field. We feel the symposium reached many of its goals. Individual papers submitted at the conference are indexed separately on the data base.

Taylor, S.R.; Kamm, J.R. [eds.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the ANL Test Method for 6CVS Containment Vessels  

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In the fall of 2010, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) contracted with vendors to design and build 6CVS containment vessels as part of their effort to ship Fuel Derived Mixed Fission Product material. The 6CVS design is based on the Savannah River National Laboratory's (SRNL) design for 9975 and 9977 six inch diameter containment vessels. The main difference between the designs is that the 6CVS credits the inner O-ring seal as the containment boundary while the SRNL design credits the outer O-ring seal. Since the leak test must be done with the inner O-ring in place, the containment vessel does not have a pathway for getting the helium into the vessel during the leak test. The leak testing contractor was not able to get acceptable leak rates with the specified O-ring, but they were able to pass the leak test with a slightly larger O-ring. ANL asked the SRNL to duplicate the leak test vendor's method to determine the cause of the high leak rates. The SRNL testing showed that the helium leak indications were caused by residual helium left within the 6CVS Closure Assembly by the leak test technique, and by helium permeation through the Viton O-ring seals. After SRNL completed their tests, the leak testing contractor was able to measure acceptable leak rates by using the slightly larger O-ring size, by purging helium from the lid threads, and by being very quick in getting the bell jar under a full vacuum. This paper describes the leak test vendor's test technique, and other techniques that could be have been used to successfully leak test the 6CVS's.

Trapp, D.; Crow, G.

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Tool support for generating model-based test cases via web  

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Testing activities play an important role in order to obtain high quality software products. These activities become more important when considering critical software, for instance, space application software. Nowadays, there is an extensive collaboration among space institutions. So, it is more than natural to expect distributed development of software and software testing activities. Therefore, a collaborative tool hosted on the internet becomes quite useful. In this respect, WEB-PerformCharts 2.0 tool discussed in this paper moves in this direction. The tool focuses on supporting a single aspect of distributed software development: the activity of generating test cases via web. Moreover, it allows model-based test case generation by means of formal methods (formal languages statecharts and FSM) which are considered state of the art in software development. WEB-PerformCharts 2.0 can be used to generate test cases for any kind of reactive systems modelled in statecharts or FSM. We present three case studies in different application domains to demonstrate the feasibility of our tool.

Alessandro Oliveira Arantes; Valdivino Alexandre De Santiago Júnior; Nandamudi Lankalapalli Vijaykumar; Erica Ferreira De Souza

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design science research toward designing/prototyping a repeatable model for testing location management (LM) algorithms for wireless networking.  

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?? The purpose of this research effort was to develop a model that provides repeatable Location Management (LM) testing using a network simulation tool, QualNet… (more)

Peacock, Christopher

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Magnetic Field Models for the Class 0 Protostar L1527  

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For the Class 0 protostar, L1527, we compare 131 polarization vectors from SCUPOL/JCMT, SHARP/CSO and TADPOL/CARMA observations with the corresponding model polarization vectors of four ideal-MHD, non-turbulent, cloud core collapse models. These four models differ by their initial magnetic fields before collapse; two initially have aligned fields (strong and weak) and two initially have orthogonal fields (strong and weak) with respect to the rotation axis of the L1527 core. Only the initial weak orthogonal field model produces the observed circumstellar disk within L1527. This is a characteristic of nearly all ideal-MHD, non-turbulent, core collapse models. In this paper we test whether this weak orthogonal model also has the best agreement between its magnetic field structure and that inferred from the polarimetry observations of L1527. We found that this is not the case; based on the polarimetry observations the most favored model of the four is the weak aligned model. However, this model does not produce a...

Davidson, J A; Hull, C L H; Plambeck, R L; Kwon, W; Crutcher, R M; Looney, L W; Novak, G; Chapman, N L; Matthews, B C; Stephens, I W; Tobin, J J; Jones, T J

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GRR/Section 14-OR-e - Water Pollution Control Facility Permit | Open Energy  

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GRR/Section 14-OR-e - Water Pollution Control Facility Permit GRR/Section 14-OR-e - Water Pollution Control Facility Permit < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 14-OR-e - Water Pollution Control Facility Permit 14OREWaterPollutionControlFacilityPermit.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Regulations & Policies OAR Division 45 Regulations Pertaining to NPDES and WPCF Permits Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 14OREWaterPollutionControlFacilityPermit.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) issues Water

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GRR/Section 3-OR-e - Noncompetitive Geothermal Lease | Open Energy  

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3-OR-e - Noncompetitive Geothermal Lease 3-OR-e - Noncompetitive Geothermal Lease < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 3-OR-e - Noncompetitive Geothermal Lease 03ORENoncompetitiveGeothermalLease.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Oregon Department of State Lands Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Regulations & Policies OAR 141-075-0010 Geothermal Lease Regulations Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 03ORENoncompetitiveGeothermalLease.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative Noncompetitive geothermal leases are the default leasing option for

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Method for the production of mineral wool and iron from serpentine ore  

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Magnesium silicate mineral wools having a relatively high liquidus temperature of at least about 1400.degree. C. and to methods for the production thereof are provided. The methods of the present invention comprise melting a magnesium silicate feedstock (e.g., comprising a serpentine or olivine ore) having a liquidus temperature of at least about 1400.degree. C. to form a molten magnesium silicate, and subsequently fiberizing the molten magnesium silicate to produce a magnesium silicate mineral wool. In one embodiment, the magnesium silicate feedstock contains iron oxide (e.g., up to about 12% by weight). Preferably, the melting is performed in the presence of a reducing agent to produce an iron alloy, which can be separated from the molten ore. Useful magnesium silicate feedstocks include, without limitation, serpentine and olivine ores. Optionally, silicon dioxide can be added to the feedstock to lower the liquidus temperature thereof.

O'Connor, William K. (Albany, OR); Rush, Gilbert E. (Scio, OR); Soltau, Glen F. (Lebanon, OR)

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The Testing of a Limited-Data Corn Yield Model for Large-Area Corn Yield Predictions  

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A general philosophy of examining models used in agriculture is outlined in four steps: 1) the examination of the assumptions of the model, 2) sensitivity analysis, 3) tests of reasonableness using available data, and 4) designing of an ...

M. E. Keener; E. C. A. Runge; B. F. Klugh Jr.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unit physics testing of a mix model in an eulerian fluid computation  

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A K-L turbulence mix model driven with a drag-buoyancy source term is tested in an Eulerian code in a series of basic unit-physics tests, as part of a mix validation milestone. The model and the closure coefficient values are derived in the work of Dimonte-Tipton [D-T] in Phys.Flu.18, 085101 (2006), and many of the test problems were reported there, where the mix model operated in Lagrange computations. The drag-buoyancy K-L mix model was implemented within the Eulerian code framework by A.J. Scannapieco. Mix model performance is evaluated in terms of mix width growth rates compared to experiments in select regimes. Results in our Eulerian code are presented for several unit-physics I-D test problems including the decay of homogeneous isotropic turbulence (HIT), Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) unstable mixing, shock amplification of initial turbulence, Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) mixing in several single shock test cases and in comparison to two RM experiments including re-shock (Vetter-Sturtevant and Poggi, et.al.). Sensitivity to model parameters, to Atwood number, and to initial conditions are examined. Results here are in good agreement in some tests (HIT, RT) with the previous results reported for the mix model in the Lagrange calculations. The HIT turbulent decay agrees closely with analytic expectations, and the RT growth rate matches experimental values for the default values of the model coefficients proposed in [D-T]. Results for RM characterized with a power law growth rate differ from the previous mix model work but are still within the range for reasonable agreement with experiments. Sensitivity to IC values in the RM studies are examined; results are sensitive to initial values of L[t=O], which largely determines the RM mix layer growth rate, and generally differs from the IC values used in the RT studies. Result sensitivity to initial turbulence, K[t=O], is seen to be small but significant above a threshold value. Initial conditions can be adjusted so that single shock RM mix width results match experiments but we have not been able to obtain a good match for first shock and re-shock growth rates in the same experiment with a single set of parameters and Ie. Problematic issues with KH test problems are described. Resolution studies for an RM test problem show the K-L mix growth rate decreases as it converges at a supra-linear rate, and, convergence requires a fine grid (on the order of 10 microns). For comparison, a resolution study of a second mix model [Scannapieco and Cheng, Phys.Lett.A, 299(1),49, (2002)] acting on a two fluid interface problem was examined. The mix in this case was found to increase with grid resolution at low to moderate resolutions, but converged at comparably fine resolutions. In conclusion, these tests indicate that the Eulerian code K-L model, using the Dimonte Tipton default model closure coefficients, achieve reasonable results across many of the unit-physics experimental conditions. However, we were unable to obtain good matches simultaneously for shock and re-shock mix in a single experiment. Results are sensitive to initial conditions in the regimes under study, with different IC best suited to RT or RM mix. It is reasonable to expect IC sensitivity in extrapolating to high energy density regimes, or to experiments with deceleration due to arbitrary combinations of RT and RM. As a final comparison, the atomically generated mix fraction and the mix width were each compared for the K-L mix model and the Scannapieco model on an identical RM test problem. The Scannapieco mix fraction and width grow linearly. The K-L mix fraction and width grow with the same power law exponent, in contrast to expectations from analysis. In future work it is proposed to do more head-to-head comparisons between these two models and other mix model options on a full suite of physics test problems, such as interfacial deceleration due to pressure build-up during an idealized ICF implosion.

Vold, Erik [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Douglass, Rod [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new statistical dispersion model for tracer tests and contaminant spread in porous media  

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Dispersion of solutes moving in permeable media is an essential control to describe fluid flow in permeable media. Dispersion can be thought of as a spreading of a solute caused by the presence of microscopic inhomogeneities. An accurate model for dispersion is needed for accurate estimation of oil recovery efficiencies and clean up costs of subsurface contaminants. Current approaches utilizing the fickian assumption fall short in describing the real physics of spreading during a solute transport process. Numerous field investigations have shown that dispersivities measured in the field are much larger than those measured in the lab for the same type of porous material. Moreover, field measured dispersivities have been shown to be scale dependent, that is, a tracer test conducted over a longer travel path will yield a larger dispersivity value than a tracer test conducted in the same geologic formation over a shorter travel path. Numerous approaches to address this problem have been developed yet none attempted to go beyond the Fickian dispersion assumption. In this study, a convective dispersivity is introduced. New model assumes that dispersion is dimensionless and mainly determined by pore size distribution. The new model results in a spread that increases linearly with time contrary to conventional model, which predicts a mixing zone length that increases with square root of time. Therefore, new model explains the field test results that indicate increasing dispersivity with distance. The model validations are in perfect agreement with experimental results, which include; Ganapathy et al.`s slug experiment on Antolini sandstone, Handy`s radioactive tracer experiment on Alhambra sandstone, and CT experiment conducted at BDM-OK/NIPER facilities on Tallant sandstone.

Ates, H.; Kasap, E. [Univ. of Tulsa, OK (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests of Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation With a Mixed-Layer Ocean Model  

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Tests of Monte Carlo Independent Column Tests of Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation With a Mixed-Layer Ocean Model Petri Simo Järvenoja Heikki Järvinen Räisänen Finnish Meteorological Institute Figure 1. Root-mean-square sampling errors in local instant- aneous total (LW+SW) net flux at the surface and total radiative heating rate for the 1COL, CLDS, and REF approaches. Global rms values are given at the upper right hand corner of the plots. 1. Introduction The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation (McICA) separates the description of unresolved cloud structure from the radiative transfer solver very flexible ! unbiased with respect to ICA ! However, the radiative fluxes and heating rates contain conditional random errors ("McICA noise"). ? The topic of this poster: All previous tests of McICA

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Model Validation and Testing: The Methodological Foundation of ASHRAE Standard 140; Preprint  

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Model Validation and Testing: Model Validation and Testing: The Methodological Foundation of ASHRAE Standard 140 Preprint R. Judkoff National Renewable Energy Laboratory J. Neymark J. Neymark & Associates Presented at the ASHRAE 2006 Annual Meeting Quebec City, Canada June 24-29, 2006 Conference Paper NREL/CP-550-40360 July 2006 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US Government and MRI retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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MHK Projects/Wave Star Energy 1 10 Scale Model Test | Open Energy  

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High-Speed Shaft Bearing Loads Testing and Modeling in the NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: Preprint  

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Bearing failures in the high speed output stage of the gearbox are plaguing the wind turbine industry. Accordingly, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) has performed an experimental and theoretical investigation of loads within these bearings. The purpose of this paper is to describe the instrumentation, calibrations, data post-processing and initial results from this testing and modeling effort. Measured HSS torque, bending, and bearing loads are related to model predictions. Of additional interest is examining if the shaft measurements can be simply related to bearing load measurements, eliminating the need for invasive modifications of the bearing races for such instrumentation.

McNiff, B.; Guo, Y.; Keller, J.; Sethuraman, L.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the helix model for protein folding on four simple proteins  

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We test a simplified, local version of the helix model on two synthetic and two natural proteins, to study its efficiency in predicting the native secondary structure. The results we obtain are very good for the synthetic sequences, poorer for the two natural ones. This suggests that non-local terms play a fundamental role in determining the secondary structure, even if in some cases local terms alone may be sufficient.

Pierpaolo Bruscolini

1997-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of a simulation model to test scheduling techniques for flexible manufacturing systems  

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that dispatching rules have been chosen to help in this study of scheduling parts through the highly automated flexible manufacturing facility of Harris Graphics Corporation in Ft. Worth, Texas using a SIMAN simulation model of the facility. In previous... studies, dispatching rules~have been tested under various assumptions, two of which are deterministic setup and run times and no order splitting. In order to show a more realistic picture of the manufac- turing floor, these two assumptions have been...

Ingalls, Ricki Gene

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from Alloy 600 And Alloy 690 Caustic SCC Model Boiler Tests  

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A versatile model boiler test methodology was developed and used to compare caustic stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of mill annealed Alloy 600 and thermally treated Alloy 690. The model boiler included simulated crevice devices that efficiently and consistently concentrated Na2CO3, resulting in volatilization of CO2 with the steam and concentration of NaOH at the tube surfaces. The test methodology also included variation in tube stress, either produced by the primary to secondary side pressure differential, or by a novel method that reproducibly yields a higher stress condition on the tube. The significant effect of residual stress on tube SCC was also considered. SCC of both Alloy 600 and Alloy 690 were evaluated as a function of temperature and stress. Analytical transmission electron microscopy (ATEM) evaluations of the cracks and the grain boundaries ahead of the cracks were performed, providing insight into the SCC mechanism. This model boiler test methodology may be applicable to a range of bulkwater secondary chemistries that concentrate to produce aggressive crevice environments.

Miller, Frederick D.; Thomas, Larry E.

2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the ae \\Lambda scaling of thermal transport models: predicted and measured temperatures in the Tokamak Fusion Test  

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in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor dimensionless scaling experiments D. R. Mikkelsen, S. D. Scott Princeton the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor [D. J. Grove and D. M. Meade, Nucl. Fusion 25, 1167 (1985)] nondimensional to extrapo� late [1] from current experiments to International Tokamak Experimental Reactor [2] (ITER) class

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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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Corrosion Test of US Steels in Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) and Kinetic Modeling of Corrosion in LBE Systems  

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1 Corrosion Test of US Steels in Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) and Kinetic Modeling of Corrosion Federation Abstract We present the LBE corrosion test results of several US steels, and a preliminary analysis using a kinetic model for corrosion in LBE systems. Tube and rod specimens of austenitic steels

McDonald, Kirk

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Using Whole-House Field Tests to Empirically Derive Moisture Buffering Model Inputs  

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Building energy simulations can be used to predict a building's interior conditions, along with the energy use associated with keeping these conditions comfortable. These models simulate the loads on the building (e.g., internal gains, envelope heat transfer), determine the operation of the space conditioning equipment, and then calculate the building's temperature and humidity throughout the year. The indoor temperature and humidity are affected not only by the loads and the space conditioning equipment, but also by the capacitance of the building materials, which buffer changes in temperature and humidity. This research developed an empirical method to extract whole-house model inputs for use with a more accurate moisture capacitance model (the effective moisture penetration depth model). The experimental approach was to subject the materials in the house to a square-wave relative humidity profile, measure all of the moisture transfer terms (e.g., infiltration, air conditioner condensate) and calculate the only unmeasured term: the moisture absorption into the materials. After validating the method with laboratory measurements, we performed the tests in a field house. A least-squares fit of an analytical solution to the measured moisture absorption curves was used to determine the three independent model parameters representing the moisture buffering potential of this house and its furnishings. Follow on tests with realistic latent and sensible loads showed good agreement with the derived parameters, especially compared to the commonly-used effective capacitance approach. These results show that the EMPD model, once the inputs are known, is an accurate moisture buffering model.

Woods, J.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.; Hancock, E.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Single Well Injection-Withdrawal (SWIW) Tests for Characterization of Complex Fracture-Matrix Systems  

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The ability to reliably predict flow and transport in fractured porous rock is an essential condition for performance evaluation of geologic (underground) nuclear waste repositories. In this report, a suite of programs (TRIPOLY code) for calculating and analyzing flow and transport in two-dimensional fracture-matrix systems is used to model single-well injection-withdrawal (SWIW) tracer tests. The SWIW test, a tracer test using one well, is proposed as a useful means of collecting data for site characterization, as well as estimating parameters relevant to tracer diffusion and sorption. After some specific code adaptations, we numerically generated a complex fracture-matrix system for computation of steady-state flow and tracer advection and dispersion in the fracture network, along with solute exchange processes between the fractures and the porous matrix. We then conducted simulations for a hypothetical but workable SWIW test design and completed parameter sensitivity studies on three physical parameters of the rock matrix - namely porosity, diffusion coefficient, and retardation coefficient - in order to investigate their impact on the fracture-matrix solute exchange process. Hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, is also modeled in this study, in two different ways: (1) by increasing the hydraulic aperture for flow in existing fractures and (2) by adding a new set of fractures to the field. The results of all these different tests are analyzed by studying the population of matrix blocks, the tracer spatial distribution, and the breakthrough curves (BTCs) obtained, while performing mass-balance checks and being careful to avoid some numerical mistakes that could occur. This study clearly demonstrates the importance of matrix effects in the solute transport process, with the sensitivity studies illustrating the increased importance of the matrix in providing a retardation mechanism for radionuclides as matrix porosity, diffusion coefficient, or retardation coefficient increase. Interestingly, model results before and after hydrofracking are insensitive to adding more fractures, while slightly more sensitive to aperture increase, making SWIW tests a possible means of discriminating between these two potential hydrofracking effects. Finally, we investigate the possibility of inferring relevant information regarding the fracture-matrix system physical parameters from the BTCs obtained during SWIW testing.

Cotte, F.P.; Doughty, C.; Birkholzer, J.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A screening model for depleted uranium testing using environmental radiation monitoring data  

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Information from an ecological risk assessment of depleted uranium test areas at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) was used to update the required environmental radiation monitoring (ERM) plan. Data to be collected for the ERM can also be used to evaluate the potential for adverse radiological and toxicological effects to terrestrial reptiles and mammals in the affected areas. We developed a spreadsheet-based screening model that incorporates the ERM data and associated uncertainties. The purpose of the model is to provide a conservative estimate of radiological exposure of terrestrial, biota to DU using the ERM data. The uncertainty in the estimate is also predicted so that the variation in the radiological exposure can be used in assessing potential adverse effects from DU testing. Toxicological effects are evaluated as well as radiological effects in the same program using the same data. Our presentation shows an example data set, model calculations, and the report of expected radiation dose rates and probable kidney burdens of select mammals and reptiles. The model can also be used in an inverse mode to calculate the soil concentration required to give either a radiological dose that would produce a potential adverse effect such as fatal cancer or a toxicological dose that would result in nephrotoxic effects in mammals.

Dunfrund, F.L. [Yuma Proving Ground, AZ (United States); Ebinger, M.H.; Hansen, W.R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM (United States)] [and others

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing  

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XXXXX Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software:2013 Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software:evaluating the building-level baseline modeling capabilities

Price, Phillip N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic wave propagation in coal seams: finite element modelling and field tests  

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In-seam seismic (ISS) refers to methods which utilise artificially generated channel waves trapped in coal seam to locate geologic disturbances and mine voids. It is one of the basic geophysical methods for underground survey. The advantage of ISS is that seismic energy is better preserved in coal seams and seismic waves can travel and be detected over much larger distances in comparison with body waves which radiate three-dimensionally. It is also convenient and reasonable to set up a two-dimensional model to study the wave propagation characteristics. Using a commercial finite element method (FEM) modelling software, both transmission and reflection tests were simulated. Field experiments of the ISS technology have been carried out at underground coal mines. The results demonstrated that two-dimensional FEM modelling appears to be a satisfactory approach for ISS simulation, and if used properly, ISS technology can successfully detect mine voids and geologic discontinuities.

Hongliang Wang; Maochen Ge

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1997/98 El Nino: A Test for Climate Models  

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Version 3 of the Hadley Centre Atmospheric Model (HadAM3) has been used to demonstrate one means of comparing a general circulation model with observations for a specific climate perturbation, namely the strong 1997/98 El Nino. This event was characterized by the collapse of the tropical Pacific's Walker circulation, caused by the lack of a zonal sea surface temperature gradient during the El Nino. Relative to normal years, cloud altitudes were lower in the western portion of the Pacific and higher in the eastern portion. HadAM3 likewise produced the observed collapse of the Walker circulation, and it did a reasonable job of reproducing the west/east cloud structure changes. This illustrates that the 1997/98 El Nino serves as a useful means of testing cloud-climate interactions in climate models.

Lu, R; Dong, B; Cess, R D; Potter, G L

2004-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Pre-Colombian Mercury Pollution Associated with the Smelting of Argentiferous Ores in the Bolivian Andes  

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large-scale Hg emissions. Pre-industrial emissions of heavy metals associated with mineral extraction) (Lee et al. 2008). In the New World, early metal pollution appears to be limited Ã? Royal SwedishREPORT Pre-Colombian Mercury Pollution Associated with the Smelting of Argentiferous Ores

Wolfe, Alexander P.

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1. Department, Course Number, Title ORE 664, Nearshore Processes and Sediment Transport  

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1. Department, Course Number, Title ORE 664, Nearshore Processes and Sediment Transport 2 Sediment transport by waves and currents in coastal areas and its effect on morphological processes. Effect Reference books: 1. Beach Processes and Sedimentation, P.D. Komar, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998 2

Frandsen, Jannette B.

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COURSE INFORMATION AND OUTLINE ORE 609 -HYDRODYNAMICS OF FLUID-BODY INTERACTION  

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IN THE ORE LIBRARY · Sarpkaya and Isaacson: Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures · Newman: Marine Hydrodynamics · Currie: Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids · Ippen: Estuary and Coastline Hydrodynamics · Mei: The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves · Abramowitz and Stegun: Handbook of Mathematical Functions

Frandsen, Jannette B.

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Utilization of geothermal energy in the mining and processing of tungsten ore. Final report  

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The engineering, economic, and environmental feasibility of the use of low and moderate temperature geothermal heat in the mining and processing of tungsten ore is explored. The following are covered: general engineering evaluation, design of a geothermal energy system, economics, the geothermal resource, the institutional barriers assessment, environmental factors, an alternate geothermal energy source, and alternates to geothermal development. (MHR)

Erickson, M.V.; Lacy, S.B.; Lowe, G.D.; Nussbaum, A.M.; Walter, K.M.; Willens, C.A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1. Department, Course Number, Title ORE 678, Marine Mineral Resources Engineering  

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Nodules and Marine Mining · Deep Sea Mining Technology · Minerals Processing · Offshore Oil and Gas · Oil · Formation Processes of Polymetallic Sulfides (PMS) on the Ocean Floor: Geology of the Smoker and PMS · Chemistry of Hydrothermal Vents and Polymetallic Sulfides · PMS Deposits: From Smoker to an Ore Body · Case

Frandsen, Jannette B.

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Testing, Modeling, and Monitoring to Enable Simpler, Cheaper, Longer-lived Surface Caps  

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Society has and will continue to generate hazardous wastes whose risks must be managed. For exceptionally toxic, long-lived, and feared waste, the solution is deep burial, e.g., deep geological disposal at Yucca Mtn. For some waste, recycle or destruction/treatment is possible. The alternative for other wastes is storage at or near the ground level (in someone's back yard); most of these storage sites include a surface barrier (cap) to prevent downward water migration. Some of the hazards will persist indefinitely. As society and regulators have demanded additional proof that caps are robust against more threats and for longer time periods, the caps have become increasingly complex and expensive. As in other industries, increased complexity will eventually increase the difficulty in estimating performance, in monitoring system/component performance, and in repairing or upgrading barriers as risks are managed. An approach leading to simpler, less expensive, longer-lived, more manageable caps is needed. Our project, which started in April 2002, aims to catalyze a Barrier Improvement Cycle (iterative learning and application) and thus enable Remediation System Performance Management (doing the right maintenance neither too early nor too late). The knowledge gained and the capabilities built will help verify the adequacy of past remedial decisions, improve barrier management, and enable improved solutions for future decisions. We believe it will be possible to develop simpler, longer-lived, less expensive caps that are easier to monitor, manage, and repair. The project is planned to: (a) improve the knowledge of degradation mechanisms in times shorter than service life; (b) improve modeling of barrier degradation dynamics; (c) develop sensor systems to identify early degradation; and (d) provide a better basis for developing and testing of new barrier systems. This project combines selected exploratory studies (benchtop and field scale), coupled effects accelerated aging testing at the intermediate meso-scale, testing of new monitoring concepts, and modeling of dynamic systems. The emphasis on meso-scale (coupled) tests, accelerated effects testing, and dynamic modeling differentiates the project from other efforts, while simultaneously building on that body of knowledge. The performance of evapotranspiration, capillary, and grout-based barriers is being examined. To date, the project can report new approaches to the problem, building new experimental and modeling capabilities, and a few preliminary results.

Piet, S. J.; Breckenridge, R. P.; Burns, D. E.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing, Modeling, and Monitoring to Enable Simpler, Cheaper, Longer-Lived Surface Caps  

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Society has and will continue to generate hazardous wastes whose risks must be managed. For exceptionally toxic, long-lived, and feared waste, the solution is deep burial, e.g., deep geological disposal at Yucca Mtn. For some waste, recycle or destruction/treatment is possible. The alternative for other wastes is storage at or near the ground level (in someone’s back yard); most of these storage sites include a surface barrier (cap) to prevent downward water migration. Some of the hazards will persist indefinitely. As society and regulators have demanded additional proof that caps are robust against more threats and for longer time periods, the caps have become increasingly complex and expensive. As in other industries, increased complexity will eventually increase the difficulty in estimating performance, in monitoring system/component performance, and in repairing or upgrading barriers as risks are managed. An approach leading to simpler, less expensive, longer-lived, more manageable caps is needed. Our project, which started in April 2002, aims to catalyze a Barrier Improvement Cycle (iterative learning and application) and thus enable Remediation System Performance Management (doing the right maintenance neither too early nor too late). The knowledge gained and the capabilities built will help verify the adequacy of past remedial decisions, improve barrier management, and enable improved solutions for future decisions. We believe it will be possible to develop simpler, longer-lived, less expensive caps that are easier to monitor, manage, and repair. The project is planned to: a) improve the knowledge of degradation mechanisms in times shorter than service life; b) improve modeling of barrier degradation dynamics; c) develop sensor systems to identify early degradation; and d) provide a better basis for developing and testing of new barrier systems. This project combines selected exploratory studies (benchtop and field scale), coupled effects accelerated aging testing at the intermediate meso-scale, testing of new monitoring concepts, and modeling of dynamic systems. The emphasis on meso-scale (coupled) tests, accelerated effects testing, and dynamic modeling differentiates the project from other efforts, while simultaneously building on that body of knowledge. The performance of evapotranspiration, capillary, and grout-based barriers is being examined. To date, the project can report new approaches to the problem, building new experimental and modeling capabilities, and a few preliminary results.

Piet, Steven James; Breckenridge, Robert Paul; Burns, Douglas Edward

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Thrust Modelling in Wave Tank Tests of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Using a Ducted Fan  

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Wave tank testing of scaled models is standard practice during the development of floating wind turbine platforms for the validation of the dynamics of conceptual designs. Reliable recreation of the dynamics of a full scale floating wind turbine by a scaled model in a basin requires the precise scaling of the masses and inertias and also the relevant forces and its frequencies acting on the system. The scaling of floating wind turbines based on the Froude number is customary for basin experiments. This method preserves the hydrodynamic similitude, but the resulting Reynolds number is much lower than in full scale. The aerodynamic loads on the rotor are therefore out of scale. Several approaches have been taken to deal with this issue, like using a tuned drag disk or redesigning the scaled rotor. This paper describes the implementation of an alternative method based on the use of a ducted fan located at the model tower top in the place of the rotor. The fan can introduce a variable force that represents the total wind thrust by the rotor. A system controls this force by varying the rpm, and a computer simulation of the full scale rotor provides the desired thrust to be introduced by the fan. This simulation considers the wind turbine control, gusts, turbulent wind, etc. The simulation is performed in synchronicity with the test and it is fed in real time by the displacements and velocities of the platform captured by the acquisition system. Thus, the simulation considers the displacements of the rotor within the wind field and the calculated thrust models the effect of the aerodynamic damping. The system is not able currently to match the effect of gyroscopic momentum. The method has been applied during a test campaign of a semisubmersible platform with full catenary mooring lines for a 6MW wind turbine in scale 1/40 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes. Several tests including pitch free decay under constant wind and combined wave and wind cases have been performed. Data from the experiments are compared with aero-servo-hydro-elastic computations with good agreement showing the validity of the method for the representation of the scaled aerodynamics. The new method for the aerodynamic thrust scaling in basin tests is very promising considering its performance, versatility and lower cost in comparison with other methods.

José Azcona; Faisal Bouchotrouch; Marta González; Joseba Garciandía; Xabier Munduate; Felix Kelberlau; Tor A Nygaard

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation supported POD for RT test case-concept and modeling  

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Within the framework of the European project PICASSO the radiographic simulator aRTist (analytical Radiographic Testing inspection simulation tool) developed by BAM has been extended for reliability assessment of film and digital radiography. NDT of safety relevant components of aerospace industry requires the proof of probability of detection (POD) of the inspection. Modeling tools can reduce the expense of such extended time consuming NDT trials if the result of simulation fits to the experiment. Our analytic simulation tool consists of three modules for the description of the radiation source the interaction of radiation with test pieces and flaws and the detection process with special focus on film and digital industrial radiography. It features high processing speed with near-interactive frame rates and a high level of realism. A concept has been developed as well as a software extension for reliability investigations completed by a user interface for planning automatic simulations with varying parameters and defects. Furthermore an automatic image analysis procedure is included to evaluate the defect visibility. The radiographic modeling from 3D CAD of aero engine components and quality test samples are compared as a precondition for real trials. This enables the evaluation and optimization of film replacement for application of modern digital equipment for economical NDT and defined POD.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory testing and modeling to evaluate perfluorocarbon compounds as tracers in geothermal systems  

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The thermal stability and adsorption characteristics of three perfluorinated hydrocarbon compounds were evaluated under geothermal conditions to determine the potential to use these compounds as conservative or thermally-degrading tracers in Engineered (or Enhanced) Geothermal Systems (EGS). The three compounds tested were perfluorodimethyl-cyclobutane (PDCB), perfluoromethylcyclohexane (PMCH), and perfluorotrimethylcyclohexane (PTCH), which are collectively referred to as perfluorinated tracers, or PFTs. Two sets of duplicate tests were conducted in batch mode in gold-bag reactors, with one pair of reactors charged with a synthetic geothermal brine containing the PFTs and a second pair was charged with the brine-PFT mixture plus a mineral assemblage chosen to be representative of activated fractures in an EGS reservoir. A fifth reactor was charged with deionized water containing the three PFTs. The experiments were conducted at {approx}100 bar, with temperatures ranging from 230 C to 300 C. Semi-analytical and numerical modeling was also conducted to show how the PFTs could be used in conjunction with other tracers to interrogate surface area to volume ratios and temperature profiles in EGS reservoirs. Both single-well and cross-hole tracer tests are simulated to illustrate how different suites of tracers could be used to accomplish these objectives. The single-well tests are especially attractive for EGS applications because they allow the effectiveness of a stimulation to be evaluated without drilling a second well.

Reimus, Paul W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Invisible decay of muonium: Tests of the standard model and searches for new physics  

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In the Standard Model there are several canonical examples of pure leptonic processes involving the muon, the electron and the corresponding neutrinos which are connected by the crossing symmetry: i) the decay of muon, ii) the inverse muon decay, and iii) the annihilation of a muon and an electron into two neutrinos. Although the first two reactions have been observed and measured since long ago, the third process, resulting in the invisible final state, has never been experimentally tested. It may go either directly, or, at low energies, via the annihilation of a muon and an electron from an atomic bound state, called muonium (M=\\mu^+e^-). The M\\to \

S. N. Gninenko; N. V. Krasnikov; V. A. Matveev

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of powered parafoil-vehicle dynamics from modelling and flight test data  

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S consisting of N particles P1,...,PN, suppose that n -m gen- eralized speeds have been introduced, and let vPir denote the rth partial velocity of Pi. Then, if Ri is the resultant of all contact and body forces acting on Pi, then the n -m quantities F1,...,Fn-m...IDENTIFICATION OF POWERED PARAFOIL-VEHICLE DYNAMICS FROM MODELLING AND FLIGHT TEST DATA A Dissertation by GI-BONG HUR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Hur, Gi-Bong

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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COSMOLOGICAL SIMULATIONS OF INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM EVOLUTION. I. TEST OF THE SUBGRID CHEMICAL ENRICHMENT MODEL  

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We present a one-zone galactic chemical enrichment model that takes into account the contribution of stellar winds from massive stars under the effect of rotation, Type II supernovae, hypernovae, stellar winds from low- and intermediate-mass stars, and Type Ia supernovae. This enrichment model will be implemented in a galactic model designed to be used as a subgrid treatment for galaxy evolution and outflow generation in large-scale cosmological simulations, in order to study the evolution of the intergalactic medium. We test our enrichment prescription by comparing its predictions with the metallicity distribution function and the abundance patterns of 14 chemical elements observed in the Milky Way stars. To do so, we combine the effect of many stellar populations created from the star formation history of the Galaxy in the solar neighborhood. For each stellar population, we keep track of its specific mass, initial metallicity, and age. We follow the time evolution of every population in order to respect the time delay between the various stellar phases. Our model is able to reproduce the observed abundances of C, O, Na, Mg, Al, S, and Ca. For Si, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, and Zn, the fits are still reasonable, but improvements are needed. We marginally reproduce the nitrogen abundance in very low metallicity stars. Overall, our results are consistent with the predicted abundance ratios seen in previous studies of the enrichment history of the Milky Way. We have demonstrated that our semi-analytic one-zone model, which cannot deal with spatial information such as the metallicity gradient, can nevertheless successfully reproduce the global Galactic enrichment evolution obtained by more complex models, at a fraction of the computational cost. This model is therefore suitable for a subgrid treatment of chemical enrichment in large-scale cosmological simulations.

Côté, Benoit; Martel, Hugo; Drissen, Laurent [Département de physique, de Génie Physique et d'Optique, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6 (Canada)

2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Experimental Tests on the Hydraulically Driven Control Rod option for IRIS Reactor  

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The adoption of Internal Control Rod Drive Mechanisms (ICRDMs) represents a valuable alternative to classical, external CRDMs based on electro-magnetic devices, as adopted in current PWRs. The advantages on the safety features of the reactor are apparent: inherent elimination of the Rod Ejection accidents and of possible concerns about the vessel head penetrations. A further positive feedback on the design is the reduction of the primary system overall dimensions. Within the frame of the ICRDM concepts, the Hydraulically Driven Control Rod solution is investigated as a possible option for the IRIS integral reactor. After a brief comparison of the solutions currently proposed for integral reactors, the configuration of the Hydraulic Control Rod device for IRIS, made up by an external movable piston and an internal fixed cylinder, is described. A description of the whole control system is reported as well. Particular attention is devoted to the Control Rod profile characterization, performed by means of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The investigation of the system behavior has been carried out, including the dynamic equilibrium and its stability properties, the withdrawal and insertion step movement and the sensitivity study on command time periods. A suitable dynamic model has been set up for the mentioned purposes: the models corresponding to the various Control Rod system devices have been written in an Object-Oriented language (Modelica), thus allowing an easy implementation of such a system into the simulator for the whole reactor. Finally, a preliminary low pressure, low temperature, reduced length experimental facility has been built. Tests on HDCR stability and operational transients have been performed. The results are compared with the dynamic system model and CFD simulation model, showing good agreement between simulations and experimental data. During these preliminary tests, the control system performed correctly, allowing stable dynamic equilibrium positions for the Control Rod and stable behavior during withdrawal and insertion steps. (authors)

Cammi, Antonio; Ricotti, Marco E.; Vitulo, Alessia [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Via Ponzio, 34/3, 20133 Milano (Italy)

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ore mineralization in naphtides and problems of its genesis  

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The paper presents several examples of metalliferous naphtide mineralization hosted in sedimentary and magmatic rocks and discusses different models of their origin. Geological, geochemical, experimental, and ...

V. S. Zubkov; E. A. Razvozzhaeva

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated approach to coal gasifier testing, modeling, and process optimization  

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Gasification is an important method of converting coal into clean-burning fuels and high-value industrial chemicals. However, gasifier reliability can be severely limited by rapid degradation of the refractory lining in hot-wall gasifiers. This paper describes an integrated approach to provide the experimental data and engineering models needed to better understand how to control gasifier operation for extended refractory life. The experimental program includes slag viscosity testing and measurement of slag penetration into refractories as a function of time and temperature. The experimental data is used in slag flow, slag penetration, and refractory damage models to predict the limits on operating temperature for increased refractory life. A simplified entrained flow gasifier model is also described to simulate one-dimensional axial flow with average axial velocity, coal devolatilization, and combustion kinetics. The goal of this experimental and model program is to predict coal and oxidant feed rates and to control the gasifier operation to balance coal conversion efficiency with increased refractory life. 26 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

S.K. Sundaram; K.I. Johnson; J. Matyas; R.E. Williford; S.P. Pilli; V.N. Korolev [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the Subsistence Model for the Adoption of Ceramic Technology Among Coastal Sambaqui Foragers of Southern Brazil  

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vessels for elite group members. To test the subsistence model, I conducted a stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis and a dental microwear texture analysis using skeletal remains from sambaqui sites located in Santa Catarina and Rio de Janeiro...

Crouch, Maria Shannon Parks

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed modelling, implementation and simulation of an “all-in-one” stability test system including power system protective devices  

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This paper presents modelling and simulation results for multiple instability scenarios of the “all-in-one” test system. The test system is an alteration of the Bonneville Power Administration test system constructed to capture transient (angle), frequency and voltage instability phenomena, resulting in system collapse, within one system. The paper describes general overview of the test system and its associated individual devices modelling. These modelling are both customized and adapted from the built-in model developed by PowerFactory simulation software. The paper also provides a description of different instabilities that can be reproduced by this self-contained system. One of the case study is demonstrated in detail with the necessary initialization settings for reproducing instability scenario.

Rujiroj Leelaruji; Luigi Vanfretti

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modeling of a 2K J-T heat exchanger used in Fermilab Vertical Test Stand VTS-1  

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Fermilab Vertical Test Stand-1 (VTS-1) is in operation since 2007 for testing the superconducting RF cavities at 2 K. This test stand has single layer coiled finned tubes heat exchanger before J-T valve. A finite difference based thermal model has been developed in Engineering Equation Solver (EES) to study its thermal performance during filling and refilling to maintain the constant liquid level of test stand. The model is also useful to predict its performance under other various operating conditions and will be useful to design the similar kind of heat exchanger for future needs. Present paper discusses the different operational modes of this heat exchanger and its thermal characteristics under these operational modes. Results of this model have also been compared with the experimental data gathered from the VTS-1 heat exchanger and they are in good agreement with the present model.

Gupta, Prabhat Kumar [Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore (MP), India; Rabehl, Roger [FNAL

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uptake, Translocation, and Elimination in Sediment-Rooted Macrophytes: A Model-Supported Analysis of Whole Sediment Test Data  

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Understanding bioaccumulation in sediment-rooted macrophytes is crucial for the development of sediment toxicity tests using macrophytes. Here, we explore bioaccumulation in sediment-rooted macrophytes by tracking and modeling chemical flows of ...

Noël J. Diepens; Gertie H. P. Arts; Andreas Focks; Albert A. Koelmans

2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of an In Vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model to Test the Antibacterial Efficacy of Antibiotic Polymer Conjugates.  

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...Rights Reserved. 2014 research-article Development and Validation of an In Vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model to Test the Antibacterial Efficacy of Antibiotic Polymer Conjugates. Ernest A. Azzopardi 1 2 * Elaine L. Ferguson 1 David W. Thomas...

Ernest A. Azzopardi; Elaine L. Ferguson; David W. Thomas

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Shake Table Test on the 1:30 Model Structure of a Large Cooling Tower for Fire Power Plant  

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For understanding the seismic behaviour of extra-large scale cooling tower with dimension of 220 meters high and 188 meters in diameter, the shake table tests for its’ 1:30 (length ratio) tower model were carr...

J. W. Dai; X. R. Weng; Y. Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Field Test Planning Activities in Support of Disposal of Heat-Generating Waste in Salt  

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The modeling efforts in support of the field test planning conducted at LBNL leverage on recent developments of tools for modeling coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in salt and their effect on brine migration at high temperatures. This work includes development related to, and implementation of, essential capabilities, as well as testing the model against relevant information and published experimental data related to the fate and transport of water. These are modeling capabilities that will be suitable for assisting in the design of field experiment, especially related to multiphase flow processes coupled with mechanical deformations, at high temperature. In this report, we first examine previous generic repository modeling results, focusing on the first 20 years to investigate the expected evolution of the different processes that could be monitored in a full-scale heater experiment, and then present new results from ongoing modeling of the Thermal Simulation for Drift Emplacement (TSDE) experiment, a heater experiment on the in-drift emplacement concept at the Asse Mine, Germany, and provide an update on the ongoing model developments for modeling brine migration. LBNL also supported field test planning activities via contributions to and technical review of framework documents and test plans, as well as participation in workshops associated with field test planning.

Rutqvist, Jonny; Blanco Martin, Laura; Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Houseworth, Jim; Birkholzer, Jens

2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The CoRoT primary target HD 52265: models and seismic tests  

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HD 52265 is the only known exoplanet-host star selected as a main target for the seismology programme of the CoRoT satellite. As such, it will be observed continuously during five months, which is of particular interest in the framework of planetary systems studies. This star was misclassified as a giant in the Bright Star Catalog, while it is more probably on the main-sequence or at the beginning of the subgiant branch. We performed an extensive analysis of this star, showing how asteroseismology may lead to a precise determination of its external parameters and internal structure. We first reviewed the observational constraints on the metallicity, the gravity and the effective temperature derived from the spectroscopic observations of HD 52265. We also derived its luminosity using the Hipparcos parallax. We computed the evolutionary tracks for models of various metallicities which cross the relevant observational error boxes in the gravity-effective temperature plane. We selected eight different stellar models which satisfy the observational constraints, computed their p-modes frequencies and analysed specific seismic tests. The possible models for HD 52265, which satisfy the constraints derived from the spectroscopic observations, are different in both their external and internal parameters. They lie either on the main sequence or at the beginning of the subgiant branch. The differences in the models lead to quite different properties of their oscillation frequencies. We give evidences of an interesting specific behaviour of these frequencies in case of helium-rich cores: the ``small separations'' may become negative and give constraints on the size of the core. We expect that the observations of this star by the CoRoT satellite wi ll allow choosing between these possible models.

M. Soriano; S. Vauclair; C. Vauclair; M. Laymand

2007-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Rock-water interaction and evolution of sulphide ores in the late Archaean Chitradurga greenstone belt of southern India  

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Sulphide ore mineralization developed in proximity to iron formations in a cyclic volcano-sedimentary sequence that forms the offshore part of the late Archaean intracratonic basin of the Chitradurga greenston...

H. N. Bhattacharyay; A. D. Mukherjee; P. K. Bhattacharyay

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Geothermal Energy to Mineral Processing: Cyanide Heap-Leaching of Low-Grade Gold Ore  

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The advent of cyanide heap-leaching for low-grade gold and silver ores has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the output of mines throughout the world. This simple and economical process entails open-pit mi...

Thomas Flynn; Dennis Trexler…

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of the batch's coke-ore ratio and distribution on the porosity of the melting zone  

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The variation in gas permeability in the melting zone is considered as a function of the height and configuration of the coke packing and the ore component of the batch.

V.P. Tarasov; L.V. Bykov; P.V. Tarasov [Priazovsk State Technical University, Mariupol (Ukraine)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Low-Mass Stellar Models: Three New Detached Eclipsing Binaries below 0.75 Msun  

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Full tests to stellar models below 1 Msun have been hindered until now by the scarce number of precise measurements of the stars' most fundamental parameters: their masses and radii. With the current observational techniques, the required precision to distinguish between different models (errors < 2-3 %) can only be achieved using detached eclipsing binaries where 1) both stars are similar in mass, i.e. q = M1/M2 ~ 1.0, and 2) each star is a main sequence object below 1 Msun. Until 2003 only three such binaries had been found and analyzed in detail. Two new systems were published in 2005 (Creevey et al.; Lopez-Morales & Ribas), almost doubling the previous number of data points. Here we present preliminary results for 3 new low-mass detached eclipsing binaries. These are the first studied systems from our sample of over 41 new binaries (Shaw & Lopez-Morales, this proceedings). We also provide an updated comparison between the Mass-Radius and the Mass-Teff relations predicted by the models and the observational data from detached eclipsing binaries.

Mercedes Lopez-Morales; J. Scott Shaw

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental test of models of high-plasma-density, radio-frequency sheaths  

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Measurements of the rf-bias current and voltage applied to the substrate electrode of a high-density plasma reactor, combined with dc measurements of the ion current at the electrode and capacitive probe measurements of the plasma potential, enabled a rigorous, quantitative test of models of the electrical properties of the sheath adjacent to the electrode. The measurements were performed for argon discharges at 1.33 Pa (10 mTorr), ion current densities of 1.3–13 mA/cm2, rf-bias frequencies of 0.1–10 MHz, and rf-bias voltages from less than 1 to more than 100 V. From the measurements, the current, voltage, impedance, and power of the sheath adjacent to the electrode were determined and were compared to model predictions. The properties of the opposing sheath, adjacent to grounded surfaces, were also determined. The behavior of the two sheaths ranged from nearly symmetric to very asymmetric. Changes in the symmetry are explained by models of the sheath impedance.

Mark A. Sobolewski

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test and evaluation of the Philips Model PE 1701 and Lester Model 9865 electric vehicle battery chargers  

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The Philips Model PE 1701 and the Lester Model 9865 electric vehicle battery chargers have been tested by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Charger input/output voltage, current, power characteristics, and input waveform distortion were measured and induced electromagnetic interference was evaluated while the chargers recharged a fully discharged lead-acid battery pack. Electrical quantities were measured with precision volt-ampere-watt meters, frequency counters, a digital storage oscilloscope, and a spectrum analyzer. The Philips charger required 12.2 hours to recharge a 144-V battery; it had an energy efficiency of 86.0 percent and a specific power of 87.4 W/kg (39.7 W/lb). Input current distortion was between 6.9 and 23.0 percent, and electromagnetic interference was observed on AM radio. The Lester charger required 8.2 hours to recharge a 106-V battery; it had an energy efficiency of 83.0 percent and a specific power of 117.3 W/kg (53.3 W/lb). Current distortion was between 52.7 and 97.4 percent, and electromagnetic interference was observed on AM radio.

Reese, R.W.; Driggans, R.L.; Keller, A.S.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Uranium and Thorium Ores Price List | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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and and Thorium Ores Price List New Brunswick Laboratory (NBL) NBL Home About Programs Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) Prices and Certificates Ordering Information Training Categorical Exclusion Determinations News Contact Information New Brunswick Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy Building 350 9800 South Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439-4899 P: (630) 252-2442 (NBL) P: (630) 252-2767 (CRM sales) F: (630) 252-6256 E: usdoe.nbl@ch.doe.gov Prices and Certificates Uranium and Thorium Ores Price List Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page NOTE: These costs reflect pricing for CRMs shipped to U.S. addresses. Prices for CRMs shipped to non-U.S. addresses can be found on the International Price List. (Prices are valid December 1, 2012, through December 31, 2013)

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Chemical Looping Combustion of Biomass/Coal with Natural Iron Ore as Oxygen Carrier in a Continuous Reactor  

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Chemical Looping Combustion of Biomass/Coal with Natural Iron Ore as Oxygen Carrier in a Continuous Reactor ... Chemical looping combustion (CLC) is a new innovative technology with inherent separation of CO2 without energy penalty. ... Experiments on chemical looping combustion of biomass/coal were conducted in a 1 kWth continuous reactor, and an Australia iron ore was selected as oxygen carrier. ...

Haiming Gu; Laihong Shen; Jun Xiao; Siwen Zhang; Tao Song

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Predictive Control of HVAC Systems: Implementation and Testing at the University of California, Merced  

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13]  Wetter,  M..  2009.   “Modelica?based  Modeling  and 14]  Wetter,  M..  2009.   “Modelica?based  Modeling  and modeling  language  Modelica.   Steady  state  models  of 

Haves, Phillip

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract A78: Factors associated with screening mammography in Asian Americans: Test of the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use  

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...Factors associated with screening mammography in Asian Americans: Test of the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use ThuyQuynh...Factors associated with screening mammography in Asian Americans: Test of the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use...

ThuyQuynh Ngoc Do and M. Kristen Peek

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetics of Iron Ore Reduction by Methane for Chemical Looping Combustion  

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Kinetics of Iron Ore Reduction by Methane for Chemical Looping Combustion ... Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is a promising concept that can be used in power generation, which integrates power production and CO2 capture. ... With this in mind, chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is a promising concept that can be used in power generation, with the inherent capture of CO2 during the process cycle. ...

Somaye Nasr; Kevin P. Plucknett

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Transport in PEM Fuel Cells: Advanced Modeling, Material Selection, Testing, and Design Optimization  

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in PEM Fuel Cells: in PEM Fuel Cells: Advanced Modeling, Material Selection, Testing, and Design Optimization J. Vernon Cole and Ashok Gidwani CFDRC Prepared for: DOE Hydrogen Fuel Cell Kickoff Meeting February 13, 2007 This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential information. Background Water Management Issues Arise From: ƒ Generation of water by cathodic reaction ƒ Membrane humidification requirements ƒ Capillary pressure driven transport through porous MEA and GDL materials ƒ Scaling bipolar plate channel dimensions J.H. Nam and M. Kaviany, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 46, pp. 4595-4611 (2003) Relevant Barriers and Targets ƒ Improved Gas Diffusion Layer, Flow Fields, Membrane Electrode Assemblies Needed to Improve Water Management: * Flooding blocks reactant transport

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The variation of the fine structure constant: testing the dipole model with thermonuclear supernovae  

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The large-number hypothesis conjectures that fundamental constants may vary. Accordingly, the spacetime variation of fundamental constants has been an active subject of research for decades. Recently, using data obtained with large telescopes a phenomenological model in which the fine structure constant might vary spatially has been proposed. We test whether this hypothetical spatial variation of {\\alpha}, which follows a dipole law, is compatible with the data of distant thermonuclear supernovae. Unlike previous works, in our calculations we consider not only the variation of the luminosity distance when a varying {\\alpha} is adopted, but we also take into account the variation of the peak luminosity of Type Ia supernovae resulting from a variation of {\\alpha}. This is done using an empirical relation for the peak bolometric magnitude of thermonuclear supernovae that correctly reproduces the results of detailed numerical simulations. We find that there is no significant difference between the several phenome...

Kraiselburd, Lucila; Negrelli, Carolina; Berro, Enrique García

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale modelling of insulin secretion during an intravenous glucose tolerance test  

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...secretion during an intravenous glucose tolerance test Morten Gram Pedersen Claudio Cobelli e-mail...of diabetes. The intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) is a widely used clinical test to assess beta-cell function. The analysis...

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Interactions of Jet Fuels with Nitrile O-Rings: Petroleum-Derived versus Synthetic Fuels  

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A transition from petroleum-derived jet fuels to blends with Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) fuels, and ultimately fully synthetic hydro-isomerized F-T fuels has raised concern about the fate of plasticizers in nitrile-butadiene rubber a-rings that are contacted by the fuels as this transition occurs. The partitioning of plasticizers and fuel molecules between nitrile a-rings and petroleum-derived, synthetic, and additized-synthetic jet fuels has been measured. Thermal desorption of o-rings soaked in the various jet fuels followed by gas chromatographic analysis with a mass spectrometric detector showed many of the plasticizer and stabilizer compounds were removed from the o-rings regardless of the contact fuel. Fuel molecules were observed to migrate into the o-rings for the petroleum-derived fuel as did both the fuel and additive for a synthetic F-T jet fuel additized with benzyl alcohol, but less for the unadditized synthetic fuel. The specific compounds or classes of compounds involved in the partitioning were identified and a semiquantitative comparison of relative partitioning of the compounds of interest was made. The results provide another step forward in improving the confidence level of using additized, fully synthetic jet fuel in the place of petroleum-derived fuel.

Gormley, R.J.; Link, D.D.; Baltrus, J.P.; Zandhuis, P.H.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of manganese ore in chemical-looping combustion (CLC)—Effect on steam gasification  

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The chemical-looping combustion (CLC) process is a novel solution for efficient combustion with direct separation of carbon dioxide. The process uses a metal oxide as an oxygen carrier to transfer oxygen from an air to a fuel reactor, where the fuel reacts with the solid oxygen carrier. When solid fuel is used in CLC, the char needs to be gasified by e.g. steam to form H2 and CO that can be subsequently oxidized to H2O and CO2 by the oxygen carrier. In this work, the influence of the oxygen carrier on the rate of steam gasification is studied, by comparing the conversion of petcoke in the presence of manganese ore to that of ilmenite. The experiments were carried out in a fluidized-bed reactor at 970 °C using a fluidization gas of 50% steam in nitrogen. The manganese ore shows an increase by a factor five in the rate of steam gasification of char as compared to ilmenite. The dramatic increase in rate of steam gasification, in combination with potentially low costs of this material suggests that manganese ore could be an interesting material for CLC with solid fuels.

Mehdi Arjmand; Henrik Leion; Anders Lyngfelt; Tobias Mattisson

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geochemical Fingerprinting of Coltan Ores by Machine Learning on Uneven Datasets  

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Two modern machine learning techniques, Linear Programming Boosting (LPBoost) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs), are introduced and applied to a geochemical dataset of niobium-tantalum ('coltan') ores from Central Africa to demonstrate how such information may be used to distinguish ore provenance, i.e., place of origin. The compositional data used include uni- and multivariate outliers and elemental distributions are not described by parametric frequency distribution functions. The 'soft margin' techniques of LPBoost and SVMs can be applied to such data. Optimization of their learning parameters results in an average accuracy of up to c. 92%, if spot measurements are assessed to estimate the provenance of ore samples originating from two geographically defined source areas. A parameterized performance measure, together with common methods for its optimization, was evaluated to account for the presence of uneven datasets. Optimization of the classification function threshold improves the performance, as class importance is shifted towards one of those classes. For this dataset, the average performance of the SVMs is significantly better compared to that of LPBoost.

Savu-Krohn, Christian, E-mail: christian.savu-krohn@unileoben.ac.at; Rantitsch, Gerd, E-mail: gerd.rantitsch@unileoben.ac.at [Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Department of Applied Geosciences and Geophysics (Austria); Auer, Peter, E-mail: auer@unileoben.ac.at [Chair for Information Technology, Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria); Melcher, Frank, E-mail: frank.melcher@bgr.de; Graupner, Torsten, E-mail: torsten.graupner@bgr.de [Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Germany)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Purification of trona ores by conditioning with an oil-in-water emulsion  

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The present invention is a trona concentrate and a process for floating gangue material from trona ore that comprises forming an emulsion, conditioning the trona ore at a high solids content in a saturated trona suspension, and then floating and removing the gangue material. The process for separating trona from gangue materials in trona ore can include emulsifying an oil in an aqueous solution to form an oil-in-water emulsion. A saturated trona suspension having a high solids content can also be formed having trona of a desired particle size. The undissolved trona in the saturated suspension can be conditioned by mixing the saturated suspension and the oil-in-water emulsion to form a conditioning solid suspension of trona and gangue material. A gas can be injected through the conditioning solid suspension to float the gangue material. Thus, the floated gangue material can be readily separated from the trona to form a purified trona concentrate without requirements of additional heat or other expensive processing steps.

Miller, J. D. (Salt Lake City, UT); Wang, Xuming (Salt Lake City, UT); Li, Minhua (Salt Lake City, UT)

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse modeling of emissions for local photo-oxidant pollution : Testing a new methodology with kriging constraints  

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Inverse modeling of emissions for local photo-oxidant pollution : Testing a new methodology. Abstract For chemistry-transport models operating at regional scales, surface emissions are the input data a methodology to optimize surface emissions at local scale i.e. to compute correction factors for the available

Menut, Laurent

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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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Abu Dhabi sabkha, Persian Gulf, revisited: Application of strontium isotopes to test an early dolomitization model  

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A study of brines and diagenetically altered minerals from coastal sabkha of Abu Dhabi, Persian Gulf, was undertaken to test the flood recharge-evaporative pumping model for early dolomitization using strontium isotopes as a tracer. The {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr ratio of the sabkha brines defines a pattern of both horizontal and vertical mixing of coastal seawater and continental ground water consistent with a previously proposed model. The {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr ratio of the diagenetic dolomites indicates early dolomitization by marine recharge waters. The {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr ratio of gypsum from the dolomitization area (1.4 to 4.4 km from high-tide mark) and seaward reflects precipitation from marine brines, but more landward (6 to 9 km), gypsum and anhydrite record a continental signal in the minerals suggests a paragenetic evaporative sequence (dolomite {yields} gypsum {yields} anhydrite). The dolomitizing fluid is evaporated seawater that recharges the sabkha aquifer during supratidal flooding and is afterward pumped upward through the saturated zone by evaporative processes.

Mueller, D.W.; McKenzie, J.A. (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerick (Switzerland)); Mueller, P.A. (Univ. of Florida, Gainesville (USA))

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing a Riemannian twisted solar loop model from EUV data and magnetic topology  

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Compact Riemannian solar twisted magnetic flux tube surfaces model are tested against solar extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lines observations, allowing us to compute the diameter and height of solar plasma loops. The relation between magnetic and torsion energies is found for a nonplanar solar twisted (torsioned) loop to be $10^{9}$, which shows that the contribution of torsion energy to the solar loop is extremely weaker than the magnetic energy contribution. In this case solar loops of up $5000 km$ in diameter can be reached. The height of $220.000 km$ is used to obtain an estimate for torsion based on the Riemannian flux tube surface, which yields ${\\tau}_{0}=0.9{\\times} 10^{-8} m^{-1}$ which coincides with one of the data of $(0.9{\\pm}0.4){\\times}10^{-8}m^{-1}$ obtained by Lopez-Fuentes et al (2003). This result tells us that the Riemannian flux tube model for plasma solar loops is consistent with experimental results in solar physics. These results are obtained for a homogeneous twisted solar loop. By making use of Moffatt-Ricca theorem for the bounds on torsional energy of unknotted vortex filaments, applied to magnetic topology, one places bounds on the lengths of EUV solar loops. New results as the vorticity of the plasma flow along the tube is also computed in terms of the flux tube twist.

Garcia de Andrade

2008-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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JV Task 95-Particulate Control Consulting for Minnesota Ore Operations  

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The purpose of the project was to assist U.S. Steel in the evaluation, selection, planning, design, and testing of potential approaches to help meet U.S. Steel's goal for low-particulate matter emissions and regulatory compliance. The energy-intensive process for producing iron pellets includes treating the pellets in high-temperature kilns in which the iron is converted from magnetite to hematite. The kilns can be fired with either natural gas or a combination of gas and coal or biomass fuel and are equipped with wet venturi scrubbers for particulate control. Particulate measurements at the inlet and outlet of the scrubbers and analysis of size-fractionated particulate samples led to an understanding of the effect of process variables on the measured emissions and an approach to meet regulatory compliance.

Stanley Miller

2008-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive tools for coolant development: An accelerated aging procedure for modeling fleet test results  

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The objective of this study was to develop an accelerated aging test (AAT) for conventional and extended life coolants that will predict coolant composition and performance after 100,000 or more miles (160,930 km) of use. The procedure was developed by examining the effects of a series of cooling system metals, their surface area and the amount of each used, test temperature, glycol concentration, and test time on important chemical and physical properties of the test coolant. The chemical and physical properties evaluated included the accumulation of glycol degradation products, the depletion rate of active inhibitors, the pH drop, and the presence of corrosion products in solution. In addition, the test coolant performance was evaluated in ASTM D 1384 and D 4340. The effects of variation in the test procedure on the coolant were compared to actual coolant from extended duration fleet tests. The test procedure selected gave test coolant with composition, physical properties, and performance that compared favorably with the fleet test fluid. The test performance was validated by comparing the properties of a series fluids after this test to corresponding fluids removed from vehicles after extended use. An example of fluid development using this procedure is presented. Further areas of investigation are suggested. It is recommended that the general test procedure be considered for adoption as an ASTM test method for evaluation of the extended performance of fluids in automotive and light duty cooling systems.

Gershun, A.V.; Mercer, W.C. [Prestone Products Corp., Danbury, CT (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Behavioral Model of a Built-in Current Sensor for IDDQ Testing  

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IDDQ testing is one of the most effective methods for detecting defects in integrated circuits. Higher leakage currents in more advanced semiconductor technologies have reduced the resolution of IDDQ test. One solution is to use built-in current...

Gharaibeh, Ammar

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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West Pearl Queen CO2 sequestration pilot test and modeling project 2006-2008.  

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The West Pearl Queen is a depleted oil reservoir that has produced approximately 250,000 bbl of oil since 1984. Production had slowed prior to CO{sub 2} injection, but no previous secondary or tertiary recovery methods had been applied. The initial project involved reservoir characterization and field response to injection of CO{sub 2}; the field experiment consisted of injection, soak, and venting. For fifty days (December 20, 2002, to February 11, 2003) 2090 tons of CO{sub 2} were injected into the Shattuck Sandstone Member of the Queen Formation at the West Pearl Queen site. This technical report highlights the test results of the numerous research participants and technical areas from 2006-2008. This work included determination of lateral extents of the permeability units using outcrop observations, core results, and well logs. Pre- and post-injection 3D seismic data were acquired. To aid in interpreting seismic data, we performed numerical simulations of the effects of CO{sub 2} replacement of brine where the reservoir model was based upon correlation lengths established by the permeability studies. These numerical simulations are not intended to replicate field data, but to provide insight of the effects of CO{sub 2}.

Engler, Bruce Phillip; Cooper, Scott Patrick; Symons, Neill Phillip; Bartel, Lewis Clark; Byrer, Charles (National Energy Laboratory, Morgantown, WV); Elbring, Gregory Jay; McNemar, Andrea (National Energy Laboratory, Morgantown, WV); Aldridge, David Franklin; Lorenz, John Clay

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The W43-MM1 mini-starburst ridge, a test for star formation efficiency models  

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Context: Star formation efficiency (SFE) theories are currently based on statistical distributions of turbulent cloud structures and a simple model of star formation from cores. They remain poorly tested, especially at the highest densities. Aims: We investigate the effects of gas density on the SFE through measurements of the core formation efficiency (CFE). With a total mass of $\\sim2\\times10^4$ M$_\\odot$, the W43-MM1 ridge is one of the most convincing candidate precursor of starburst clusters and thus one of the best place to investigate star formation. Methods: We used high-angular resolution maps obtained at 3 mm and 1 mm within W43-MM1 with the IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer to reveal a cluster of 11 massive dense cores (MDCs), and, one of the most massive protostellar cores known. An Herschel column density image provided the mass distribution of the cloud gas. We then measured the 'instantaneous' CFE and estimated the SFE and the star formation rate (SFR) within subregions of the W43-MM1 ridge. ...

Louvet, Fabien; Hennebelle, Patrick; Bonnell, Ian; Bontemps, Sylvain; Gusdorf, Antoine; Hill, Tracey; Gueth, Frédéric; Peretto, Nicolas; Duarte-Cabral, Ana; Stephan, Gwendoline; Schilke, Peter; Csengeri, Timéa; Luong, Quang Nguyen; Lis, Darek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High–rate material modelling and validation using the Taylor cylinder impact test  

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...validation using the Taylor cylinder impact test P. J. Maudlin G. T. Gray III C. M...topography) with measured shapes from post-test Taylor specimens and quasi-static compression...extracted from the experimental post-test geometries using classical r-value definitions...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and modeling of compressors for low-lift cooling applications  

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In this thesis, an inverter-driven variable speed scroll compressor is tested on a de-superheater test stand to determine its performance in areas of low-lift and low compressor speed. The goal is to adapt this test stand ...

Willingham, Ryan Alexander

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Realistic fault modeling and quality test generation of combined delay faults  

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for the dynamic behavior of the circuit. Due to the signal integrity problem, the testing of VLSI-chips is becoming more complex. A static test vector generated to test a defect in an integrated chip can be found ineffective under the effect of capacitively...

Thadhlani, Ajaykumar A

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Field testing of component-level model-based fault detection methods for mixing boxes and VAV fan systems  

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An automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for HVAC systems is being developed, based on an integrated, life-cycle, approach to commissioning and performance monitoring. The tool uses component-level HVAC equipment models implemented in the SPARK equation-based simulation environment. The models are configured using design information and component manufacturers' data and then fine-tuned to match the actual performance of the equipment by using data measured during functional tests of the sort using in commissioning. This paper presents the results of field tests of mixing box and VAV fan system models in an experimental facility and a commercial office building. The models were found to be capable of representing the performance of correctly operating mixing box and VAV fan systems and detecting several types of incorrect operation.

Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip

2002-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the thermal-hydrologic processes in a large-scale underground heater test in partially saturated fractured tuff  

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The Drift Scale Test (DST) is being conducted in an underground facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to probe the coupled thermal, hydrological, mechanical, and chemical processes likely to occur in the fractured rock mass around a potential high-level nuclear waste repository. Thermal-hydrological processes in the DST have been simulated using a three-dimensional numerical model. The model incorporates the realistic test configuration and all available site-specific measurements pertaining to the thermal and hydrological properties of the unsaturated fractured tuff of the test block. The modeled predictions were compared to the extensive set of measured data collected in the first year of this 8-year-long test. The mean error between the predictions and measurement at 12 months of heating for over 1600 temperature sensors is about 2 degrees C. Heat-pipe signature in the temperature data, indicating two-phase regions of liquid-vapor counterflow, is seen in both the measurements and simulated results. The redistribution of moisture content in the rock mass (resulting from vaporization and condensation) was probed by periodic air-injection testing and geophysical measurements. Good agreement also occurred between the model predictions and these measurements. The general agreement between predictions from the numerical simulations and the measurements of the thermal test indicates that our fundamental understanding of the coupled thermal-hydrologic processes at Yucca Mountain is sound. However, effects of spatial heterogeneity from discrete fractures that are observed in the temperature data are not matched by simulations from the numerical model, which treat the densely spaced fractures as a continuum.

Birkholzer, J.T.; Tsang, Y.W.

1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A REAL TIME COAL CONTENT ORE GRADE (C2OG) SENSOR  

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This eighth quarterly technical report discusses the progress made on a machine vision technique for determining coal content and preparations for Year-3 system deployment. Classification maps for coal have been generated and shown to two coal-mining executives. An application for licensing high-speed hyperspectral data analysis software from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been made. Both Western Energy and Stillwater Mining Company have offered platforms for Year-3 deployment. Barretts Minerals has expressed renewed interest in using Resonon's machine vision system for identifying dolomite in their talc ore and have agreed to provide samples to the Montana Tech team.

Dr. Rand Swanson

2003-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A REAL TIME COAL CONTENT ORE GRADE (C2OG) SENSOR  

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This tenth quarterly technical report discusses the progress made on a machine vision technique for ore grading based on hyperspectral imaging. A graduate student at Montana Tech has successfully defended her thesis related to this project. Arrangements with Stillwater Mining Company to deploy a machine vision system in their core room have been completed. Designs for they system that will be installed next quarter have been drawn and parts are being machined. Presentations on the spectral imaging system developed during this effort have been made to Stillwater Mining Company and at a remote sensing symposium at Montana State University.

Rand Swanson

2004-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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An Overview of Process Monitoring Related to the Production of Uranium Ore Concentrate  

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Uranium ore concentrate (UOC) in various chemical forms, is a high-value commodity in the commercial nuclear market, is a potential target for illicit acquisition, by both State and non-State actors. With the global expansion of uranium production capacity, control of UOC is emerging as a potentially weak link in the nuclear supply chain. Its protection, control and management thus pose a key challenge for the international community, including States, regulatory authorities and industry. This report evaluates current process monitoring practice and makes recommendations for utilization of existing or new techniques for managing the inventory and tracking this material.

McGinnis, Brent [Innovative Solutions Unlimited, LLC] [Innovative Solutions Unlimited, LLC

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressurized chemical-looping combustion of coal with an iron ore-based oxygen carrier  

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Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is a new combustion technology with inherent separation of CO{sub 2}. Most of the previous investigations on CLC of solid fuels were conducted under atmospheric pressure. A pressurized CLC combined cycle (PCLC-CC) system is proposed as a promising coal combustion technology with potential higher system efficiency, higher fuel conversion, and lower cost for CO{sub 2} sequestration. In this study pressurized CLC of coal with Companhia Valedo Rio Doce (CVRD) iron ore was investigated in a laboratory fixed bed reactor. CVRD iron ore particles were exposed alternately to reduction by 0.4 g of Chinese Xuzhou bituminous coal gasified with 87.2% steam/N{sub 2} mixture and oxidation with 5% O{sub 2} in N{sub 2} at 970 C. The operating pressure was varied between 0.1 MPa and 0.6 MPa. First, control experiments of steam coal gasification over quartz sand were performed. H{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} are the major components of the gasification products, and the operating pressure influences the gas composition. Higher concentrations of CO{sub 2} and lower fractions of CO, CH{sub 4}, and H{sub 2} during the reduction process with CVRD iron ore was achieved under higher pressures. The effects of pressure on the coal gasification rate in the presence of the oxygen carrier were different for pyrolysis and char gasification. The pressurized condition suppresses the initial coal pyrolysis process while it also enhances coal char gasification and reduction with iron ore in steam, and thus improves the overall reaction rate of CLC. The oxidation rates and variation of oxygen carrier conversion are higher at elevated pressures reflecting higher reduction level in the previous reduction period. Scanning electron microscope and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) analyses show that particles become porous after experiments but maintain structure and size after several cycles. Agglomeration was not observed in this study. An EDX analysis demonstrates that there is very little coal ash deposited on the oxygen carrier particles but no appreciable crystalline phases change as verified by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Overall, the limited pressurized CLC experiments carried out in the present work suggest that PCLC of coal is promising and further investigations are necessary. (author)

Xiao, Rui; Song, Min; Zhang, Shuai; Shen, Laihong [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Sipailou No. 2, Nanjing 210096 (China); Song, Qilei [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Sipailou No. 2, Nanjing 210096 (China); Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA (United Kingdom); Lu, Zuoji [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Sipailou No. 2, Nanjing 210096 (China); GCL Engineering Limited, Zhujiang No. 1, Nanjing 210008 (China)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A groundwater flow and transport model of long-term radionuclide migration in central Frenchman flat, Nevada test site  

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A set of groundwater flow and transport models were created for the Central Testing Area of Frenchman Flat at the former Nevada Test Site to investigate the long-term consequences of a radionuclide migration experiment that was done between 1975 and 1990. In this experiment, radionuclide migration was induced from a small nuclear test conducted below the water table by pumping a well 91 m away. After radionuclides arrived at the pumping well, the contaminated effluent was discharged to an unlined ditch leading to a playa where it was expected to evaporate. However, recent data from a well near the ditch and results from detailed models of the experiment by LLNL personnel have convincingly demonstrated that radionuclides from the ditch eventually reached the water table some 220 m below land surface. The models presented in this paper combine aspects of these detailed models with concepts of basin-scale flow to estimate the likely extent of contamination resulting from this experiment over the next 1,000 years. The models demonstrate that because regulatory limits for radionuclide concentrations are exceeded only by tritium and the half-life of tritium is relatively short (12.3 years), the maximum extent of contaminated groundwater has or will soon be reached, after which time the contaminated plume will begin to shrink because of radioactive decay. The models also show that past and future groundwater pumping from water supply wells within Frenchman Flat basin will have negligible effects on the extent of the plume.

Kwicklis, Edward Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Becker, Naomi M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ruskauff, Gregory [NAVARRO-INTERA, LLC.; De Novio, Nicole [GOLDER AND ASSOC.; Wilborn, Bill [US DOE NNSA NSO

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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TYBO/BENHAM: Model Analysis of Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Migration from Underground Nuclear Tests in Southwestern Pahute Mesa, Nevada  

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Recent field studies have led to the discovery of trace quantities of plutonium originating from the BENHAM underground nuclear test in two groundwater observation wells on Pahute Mesa at the Nevada Test Site. These observation wells are located 1.3 km from the BENHAM underground nuclear test and approximately 300 m from the TYBO underground nuclear test. In addition to plutonium, several other conservative (e.g. tritium) and reactive (e.g. cesium) radionuclides were found in both observation wells. The highest radionuclide concentrations were found in a well sampling a welded tuff aquifer more than 500m above the BENHAM emplacement depth. These measurements have prompted additional investigations to ascertain the mechanisms, processes, and conditions affecting subsurface radionuclide transport in Pahute Mesa groundwater. This report describes an integrated modeling approach used to simulate groundwater flow, radionuclide source release, and radionuclide transport near the BENHAM and TYBO underground nuclear tests on Pahute Mesa. The components of the model include a flow model at a scale large enough to encompass many wells for calibration, a source-term model capable of predicting radionuclide releases to aquifers following complex processes associated with nonisothermal flow and glass dissolution, and site-scale transport models that consider migration of solutes and colloids in fractured volcanic rock. Although multiple modeling components contribute to the methodology presented in this report, they are coupled and yield results consistent with laboratory and field observations. Additionally, sensitivity analyses are conducted to provide insight into the relative importance of uncertainty ranges in the transport parameters.

Andrew Wolfsberg; Lee Glascoe; Guoping Lu; Alyssa; Olson; Peter Lichtner; Maureen McGraw; Terry Cherry; ,; Guy Roemer

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase II Transport Model of Corrective Action Unit 98: Frenchman Flat, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada, Revision 1  

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This document, the Phase II Frenchman Flat transport report, presents the results of radionuclide transport simulations that incorporate groundwater radionuclide transport model statistical and structural uncertainty, and lead to forecasts of the contaminant boundary (CB) for a set of representative models from an ensemble of possible models. This work, as described in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) Underground Test Area (UGTA) strategy (FFACO, 1996; amended 2010), forms an essential part of the technical basis for subsequent negotiation of the compliance boundary of the Frenchman Flat corrective action unit (CAU) by Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO). Underground nuclear testing via deep vertical shafts was conducted at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) from 1951 until 1992. The Frenchman Flat area, the subject of this report, was used for seven years, with 10 underground nuclear tests being conducted. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NNSA/NSO initiated the UGTA Project to assess and evaluate the effects of underground nuclear tests on groundwater at the NTS and vicinity through the FFACO (1996, amended 2010). The processes that will be used to complete UGTA corrective actions are described in the “Corrective Action Strategy” in the FFACO Appendix VI, Revision No. 2 (February 20, 2008).

Gregg Ruskuaff

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Based Testing of Automotive Electronic Control Units Ghmann, Clemens {clemens.guehmann@tu-berlin.de}  

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Model-Based Testing of Automotive Electronic Control Units Gühmann, Clemens {clemens.guehmann@tu-berlin.de} Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Electronic Measurement and Diagnostic Technology Einsteinufer 17 by networking electronic control units (ECUs), and by implementation of the functions distributed throughout

Wichmann, Felix

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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

Southampton, University of

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The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: testing the cosmological model with baryon acoustic oscillations at z= 0.6  

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......research-article Papers The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: testing the cosmological model...emission-line galaxies in the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey. We quantify BAOs using three...et al. 2007). The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey at the Australian Astronomical......

Chris Blake; Tamara Davis; Gregory B. Poole; David Parkinson; Sarah Brough; Matthew Colless; Carlos Contreras; Warrick Couch; Scott Croom; Michael J. Drinkwater; Karl Forster; David Gilbank; Mike Gladders; Karl Glazebrook; Ben Jelliffe; Russell J. Jurek; I-hui Li; Barry Madore; D. Christopher Martin; Kevin Pimbblet; Michael Pracy; Rob Sharp; Emily Wisnioski; David Woods; Ted K. Wyder; H. K. C. Yee

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Experimental testing and modelling of a resistive type superconducting fault current limiter using MgB2 wire  

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A prototype resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) was developed using single-strand round magnesium diboride (MgB2) wire. The MgB2 wire was wound with an interleaved arrangement to minimize coil inductance and provide adequate inter-turn voltage withstand capability. The temperature profile from 30 to 40 K and frequency profile from 10 to 100 Hz at 25 K were tested and reported. The quench properties of the prototype coil were tested using a high current test circuit. The fault current was limited by the prototype coil within the first quarter-cycle. The prototype coil demonstrated reliable and repeatable current limiting properties and was able to withstand a potential peak current of 372 A for one second without any degradation of performance. A three-strand SFCL coil was investigated and demonstrated scaled-up current capacity. An analytical model to predict the behaviour of the prototype single-strand SFCL coil was developed using an adiabatic boundary condition on the outer surface of the wire. The predicted fault current using the analytical model showed very good correlation with the experimental test results. The analytical model and a finite element thermal model were used to predict the temperature rise of the wire during a fault.

A C Smith; A Oliver; X Pei; M Husband; M Rindfleisch

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of a novel solar down beam test facility utilizing Newtonian optics.  

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??As advances in concentrated solar energy progress there will inevitably be an increase in the demand of resources for testing new conceptions. Currently, there are… (more)

Hoffmann, Ryan J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Testing of a Life Cycle Model and a Parameterization of Thin Mid-level Stratiform Clouds  

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We used a cloud-resolving model (a detailed computer model of cloud systems) to evaluate and improve the representation of clouds in global atmospheric models used for numerical weather prediction and climate modeling. We also used observations of the atmospheric state, including clouds, made at DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program's Climate Research Facility located in the Southern Great Plains (Kansas and Oklahoma) during Intensive Observation Periods to evaluate our detailed computer model as well as a single-column version of a global atmospheric model used for numerical weather prediction (the Global Forecast System of the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction). This so-called Single-Column Modeling approach has proved to be a very effective method for testing the representation of clouds in global atmospheric models. The method relies on detailed observations of the atmospheric state, including clouds, in an atmospheric column comparable in size to a grid column used in a global atmospheric model. The required observations are made by a combination of in situ and remote sensing instruments. One of the greatest problems facing mankind at the present is climate change. Part of the problem is our limited ability to predict the regional patterns of climate change. In order to increase this ability, uncertainties in climate models must be reduced. One of the greatest of these uncertainties is the representation of clouds and cloud processes. This project, and ARM taken as a whole, has helped to improve the representation of clouds in global atmospheric models.

Krueger, Steven K.

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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THE TRUE COST OF PAIR PROGRAMMING: DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL AND TEST  

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teams at Symantec produced cleaner test classes and better coverage tests through the pair- programming process (Morales, 2002). Jensen, a consultant for the Software Technology Support Center, Hill Air Force Base, reported an error rate of 0.001 in a...

Sun, Wenying

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A coupled THC model of the FEBEX in situ test with bentonite swelling and chemical and thermal osmosis  

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The performance assessment of a geological repository for radioactive waste requires quantifying the geochemical evolution of the bentonite engineered barrier. This barrier will be exposed to coupled thermal (T), hydrodynamic (H), mechanical (M) and chemical (C) processes. This paper presents a coupled THC model of the FEBEX (Full-scale Engineered Barrier EXperiment) in situ test which accounts for bentonite swelling and chemical and thermal osmosis. Model results attest the relevance of thermal osmosis and bentonite swelling for the geochemical evolution of the bentonite barrier while chemical osmosis is found to be almost irrelevant. The model has been tested with data collected after the dismantling of heater 1 of the in situ test. The model reproduces reasonably well the measured temperature, relative humidity, water content and inferred geochemical data. However, it fails to mimic the solute concentrations at the heater-bentonite and bentonite-granite interfaces because the model does not account for the volume change of bentonite, the CO{sub 2}(g) degassing and the transport of vapor from the bentonite into the granite. The inferred HCO{sub 3}{sup -} and pH data cannot be explained solely by solute transport, calcite dissolution and protonation/deprotonation by surface complexation, suggesting that such data may be affected also by other reactions.

Zheng, L.; Samper, J.; Montenegro, L.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-dimensional modeling of sodium boiling in a simulated LMFBR loss-of-flow test  

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Loss-of-flow (LOF) accidents are of major importance in LMFBR safety. Tests have been performed to simulate the simultaneous failure of all primary pumps and reactor shutdown systems in a 37-pin electrically heated test bundle installed in the KNS sodium boiling loop at the Institute of Reactor Development, Karlsruhe. The tests simulated LOF conditions of the German prototype LMFBR, the SNR 300. The main objectives of these tests were to characterize the transient boiling development to cladding dryout and to provide data for validation of sodium boiling codes. One particular LOF test, designated L22, at full power was selected as a benchmark exercise for comparison of several codes at the Eleventh Meeting of the Liquid Metal Boiling Working Group (LMBWG) held in Grenoble, France, in October 1984. In this paper, the results of the calculations performed at ORNL with the two-dimensional (2-D) boiling code THORAX are presented.

Rose, S.D.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MWTF jumper connector integral seal block development and leak testing  

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In fiscal year 1993, tests of an o-ring/tetraseal retainer designed to replace a gasket-type seal used in PUREX-type process jumper connectors encouraged the design of an improved seal block. This new seal block combines several parts into one unitized component called an integral seal block. This report summarizes development and leak testing of the new integral seal block. The integral seal block uses a standard o-ring nested in a groove to accomplish leak tightness. This seal block eliminates the need to machine acme threads into the lower skirt casting and seal retainers, eliminates tolerance stack-up, reduces parts inventory, and eliminates an unnecessary leak path in the jumper connector assembly. This report also includes test data on various types of o-ring materials subjected to heat and pressure. Materials tested included Viton, Kalrez, and fluorosilicone, with some incidental data on teflon coated silicone o-rings. Test experience clearly demonstrates the need to test each seal material for temperature and pressure in its intended application. Some materials advertised as being {open_quotes}better{close_quotes} at higher temperatures did not perform up to expectations. Inspection of the fluorosilicone and Kalrez seals after thermal testing indicates that they are much more susceptible to heat softening than Viton.

Ruff, E.S.; Jordan, S.R.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Groundwater Flow and Transport of Radionuclides at Amchitka Island's Underground Nuclear Tests: Milrow, Long Shot, and Cannikin  

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Since 1963, all United States nuclear tests have been conducted underground. A consequence of this testing has been the deposition of large amounts of radioactive material in the subsurface, sometimes in direct contact with groundwater. The majority of this testing occurred on the Nevada Test Site (NTS), but a limited number of experiments were conducted in other locations. One of these locations, Amchitka Island, Alaska is the subject of this report. Three underground nuclear tests were conducted on Amchitka Island. Long Shot was an 80-kiloton-yield test conducted at a depth of 700 meters (m) on October 29, 1965 (DOE, 2000). Milrow had an announced yield of about 1,000 kilotons, and was detonated at a depth of 1,220 m on October 2, 1969. Cannikin had an announced yield less than 5,000 kilotons, and was conducted at a depth of 1,790 m on November 6, 1971. The purpose of this work is to provide a portion of the information needed to conduct a human-health risk assessment of the potential hazard posed by the three underground nuclear tests on Amchitka Island. Specifically, the focus of this work is the subsurface transport portion, including the release of radionuclides from the underground cavities and their movement through the groundwater system to the point where they seep out of the ocean floor and into the marine environment. This requires a conceptual model of groundwater flow on the island using geologic, hydrologic, and chemical information, a numerical model for groundwater flow, a conceptual model of contaminant release and transport properties from the nuclear test cavities, and a numerical model for contaminant transport. Needed for the risk assessment are estimates of the quantity of radionuclides (in terms of mass flux) from the underground tests on Amchitka that could discharge to the ocean, the time of possible discharge, and the location in terms of distance from shoreline. The radionuclide data presented here are all reported in terms of normalized masses to avoid presenting classified information. As only linear processes are modeled, the results can be readily scaled by the true classified masses for use in the risk assessment. The modeling timeframe for the risk assessment was set at 1,000 years, though some calculations are extended to 2,000 years. This first section of the report endeavors to orient the reader with the environment of Amchitka and the specifics of the underground nuclear tests. Of prime importance are the geologic and hydrologic conditions of the subsurface. A conceptual model for groundwater flow beneath the island is then developed and paired with an appropriate numerical modeling approach in section 2. The parameters needed for the model, supporting data for them, and data uncertainties are discussed at length. The calibration of the three flow models (one for each test) is then presented. At this point the conceptual radionuclide transport model is introduced and its numerical approach described in section 3. Again, the transport parameters and their supporting data and uncertainties are the focus. With all of the processes and parameters in place, the first major modeling phase can be discussed in section 4. In this phase, a parametric uncertainty analysis is performed to determine the sensitivity of the transport modeling results to the uncertainties present in the parameters. This analysis is motivated by the recognition of substantial uncertainty in the subsurface conditions on the island and the need to incorporate that uncertainty into the modeling. The conclusion of the first phase determines the parameters to hold as uncertain through the main flow and transport modeling. This second, main phase of modeling is presented in section 5, with the contaminant breakthrough behavior of each test site addressed. This is followed by a sensitivity analysis in section 6, regarding the importance of additional processes that could not be supported in the main modeling effort due to lack of data. Finally, the results for the individual sites are compared, the sensitivities discussed,

Ahmed Hassan; Karl Pohlmann; Jenny Chapman

2002-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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PARAMETERIZATION AND TESTING OF A COUPLED MODEL OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS-STOMATAL CONDUCTANCE FOR GREENHOUSE ROSE  

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FOR GREENHOUSE ROSE CROP Soo-Hyung Kim and J. Heinrich Lieth Department of Environmental Horticulture University for combinations of relative humidity, light, and temperature. The model was calibrated and validated for the cut assimilation is a core of those crop simulation models. Photosynthesis models in horticulture have been

Lieth, J. Heinrich

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Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: Test and Model Investigation of Sun Orbit and Planet Load Share in a Wind Turbine Gearbox; Preprint  

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This paper analyzes experimental measurement of the sun gear orbit in dynamometer testing and describes its relation to the other measured responses of the planetary stage. The relation of the sun orbit to component runout, component flexibility, gear coupling alignment, planet load share, and planet position error will be investigated. Equations describing the orbit of the sun gear in the test cases are derived. Rigid and flexible multibody models of the full gearbox are investigated and compared to sun and planet measurements. This paper shows that the sun gear's path may be influenced by gear coupling responses and gearbox structural flexibilities.

LaCava, W.; Keller, J.; McNiff, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMTP transient modeling of a distance relay and a comparison with EMTP laboratory testing. [ElectroMagnetics Transient Program  

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This paper reports on a method to test the transient performance of a sampled-data relay. A model of one measuring unit of a digital relay was created on a personal computer. The simulations are compared with laboratory results obtained by applying digitally generated waveforms to the actual relay. Computer modelling of the digital relay is done within the Models version of the Transient Analysis of Control System (TACS) subsection of the ElectroMagnetics Transient Program (EMTP). The input filter, analog to digital converter, Fourier fundamental frequency detector, and the relay measuring principle of one digital microprocessor based relay are modeled. The modeling of these components within an EMTP environment represents new work. An actual 115 Kv 150 mile long transmission line was simulated using the EMTP. The faults simulated on the transmission line were applied both to the digital model of the relay and the actual relay. The physical testing used the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Relay Evaluation System (RES). Results from the digital relay simulation are compared with results from an actual relay. The educational value of observing relay waveforms at various stages within the simulation is discussed.

Wilson, R.E. (Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)); Nordstrom, J.M. (Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, WA (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ gasification chemical looping combustion of a coal using the binary oxygen carrier natural anhydrite ore and natural iron ore  

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Abstract CaSO4 is an attractive oxygen carrier for Chemical–looping combustion (CLC), because of its high oxygen capacity and low price. But the utilization of CaSO4 oxygen carrier suffers the problems of low reactivity, deactivation caused by sulfur loss and the incomplete fuel conversion due to the thermodynamic limitations. To improve the stability and reactivity of CaSO4 oxygen carrier, a small amount of natural iron ore were added in. The kinetic behavior and thermodynamics of the reduction of the binary oxygen carrier by coal under steam atmosphere were investigated. The results show that Fe2O3 improves the performance of coal gasification and the subsequent conversion of coal syngas to CO2 and H2O. Besides, the addition of Fe2O3 reduces the chance of CaSO4 reduction to CaO by coal syngas, and the oxygen transfer capacity of CaSO4 is maintained. The optimal reaction conditions in fuel reactor are shifted from 950 °C without Fe2O3 to 900 °C with 7% Fe2O3. And the decreases in CO, SO2 and H2S environmental factors can be well up to 81.48%, 76.35% and 100%, respectively. Meanwhile, the CO2 concentration in the dry gas products increases from 81.63% up to 95.35%.

Min Zheng; Laihong Shen; Xiaoqiong Feng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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An ultra-capacitor for frequency stability enhancement in small-isolated power systems: Models, simulation and field tests  

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Abstract The most relevant issue in operation of isolated power systems is frequency stability. Frequency stability is concerned with the ability of generators to supply the loads at an acceptable frequency after a disturbance. Frequency stability is governed by the kinetic energy stored in the generator-prime mover rotating masses and the prime mover frequency primary regulation. If frequency excursions are not within +/?2.5 Hz range, cascade tripping of the remaining generators can occur because of generator over/under frequency protections tripping. Energy storage systems can contribute to frequency stability enhancement if their discharging is governed by a frequency controller. Endesa is leading a research project on testing the state of the art of energy storage systems for several applications (peak-shaving, voltage control, frequency control) in several isolated power systems of the Canary Islands. Several applications are being investigated. One of them consists on the application of a 4 MW–5 s ultracapacitor (UC) for frequency stability enhancement of the La Palma power system. This paper reports the dynamic model developed for time domain simulation and controller design of frequency stability, and field tests undertaken to validate models and the controller settings. A simple but still accurate model is presented. The proposed model takes into account the UC’s state of charge (SoC) and it represents the dynamics of the power electronics by means of a non-linear first-order model. The frequency control consists of droop control and inertia emulation. Ramp rate limits, power limits and SoC are also taken into account in the frequency control. In comparison with the recorded field tests, the proposed model is able to accurately represent the response of the UC for the purpose of frequency stability analysis.

I. Egido; L. Sigrist; E. Lobato; L. Rouco; A. Barrado

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Continued Need for Modeling and Scaled Testing to Advance the Hanford Tank Waste Mission  

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Hanford tank wastes are chemically complex slurries of liquids and solids that can exhibit changes in rheological behavior during retrieval and processing. The Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) recently abandoned its planned approach to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) supported by testing at less than full scale to verify the design of vessels that process these wastes within the plant. The commercial CFD tool selected was deemed too difficult to validate to the degree necessary for use in the design of a nuclear facility. Alternative, but somewhat immature, CFD tools are available that can simulate multiphase flow of non-Newtonian fluids. Yet both CFD and scaled testing can play an important role in advancing the Hanford tank waste mission—in supporting the new verification approach, which is to conduct testing in actual plant vessels; in supporting waste feed delivery, where scaled testing is ongoing; as a fallback approach to design verification if the Full Scale Vessel Testing Program is deemed too costly and time-consuming; to troubleshoot problems during commissioning and operation of the plant; and to evaluate the effects of any proposed changes in operating conditions in the future to optimize plant performance.

Peurrung, Loni M.; Fort, James A.; Rector, David R.

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric models testing Sample Search...  

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and Tectonics (COMET) Collection: Geosciences 7 BTRAM: An Interactive Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Model I.M. Chapman1 Summary: BTRAM: An Interactive Atmospheric Radiative...

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and Tectonics (COMET) Collection: Geosciences 7 BTRAM: An Interactive Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Model I.M. Chapman1 Summary: BTRAM: An Interactive Atmospheric Radiative...

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The Dispersion of Radon Above Deeply Buried Uranium Ore: Millennium Deposit, Athabasca Basin, SK , K Hattori1  

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The Dispersion of Radon Above Deeply Buried Uranium Ore: Millennium Deposit, Athabasca Basin, SK M, Ottawa, ON, 2 Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon, SK Depth Profiles Canada Mining Innovation Council Natural., Portella, P., Olson, R.A., 2007. Unconformity- associated uranium deposits of the Athabasca Basin

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Evaluation of the Effect of Sulfur on Iron-Ore Oxygen Carrier in Chemical-Looping Combustion  

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Xiao, R.; Song, Q.; Song, M.; Lu, Z.; Zhang, S.; Shen, L.Pressurized chemical-looping combustion of coal with an iron ore-based oxygen carrier Combust. ... In Chemistry of Coal Utilization; Elliott, M. A., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1981; pp 1599– 1702. ...

Haiming Gu; Laihong Shen; Jun Xiao; Siwen Zhang; Tao Song; Dingqian Chen

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Alteration and ore distribution in the Proterozoic Mines Series, Tenke-Fungurume CuCo district, Democratic  

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­Co district, Democratic Republic of Congo I. Fay & M. D. Barton Received: 2 March 2011 /Accepted: 1 November of Congo into northern Zambia (Fig. 1a, b), contains some of the world's most important but least of the ore-bearing "Mines Series". These strata host most of the DRC's (Democratic Republic of Congo) large

Barton, Mark D.

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Test of Fermi Gas Model and Plane-Wave Impulse Approximation Against Electron-Nucleus Scattering Data  

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A widely used relativistic Fermi gas model and plane-wave impulse approximation are tested against electron-nucleus scattering data. Inclusive quasi-elastic cross section are calculated and compared with high-precision data for C, O, and Ca. A dependence of agreement between calculated cross section and data on a momentum transfer is shown. Results for the C(nu_mu,mu) reaction are presented and compared with experimental data of the LSND collaboration.

A. V. Butkevich; S. P. Mikheyev

2005-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing turbulent convection theory in solar models – II. Solar p-mode oscillations  

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......Reynolds number in the solar convection zone makes the turbulent energy spectrum greatly...and concluded that solar models considering...turbulent kinetic energy could result in better...turbulence in our solar models in the present...of China through project number 10303007......

J. Y. Yang; Y. Li

2007-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the Simple Biosphere Model (SiB) Using Point Micrometeorological and Biophysical Data  

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The Simple Biosphere model (SiB) of Sellers et al. (1986) was designed for use within General Circulation Models (GCMs) of the earth's atmosphere. The main objective of SiB is to provide a biophysically realistic description of those processes ...

P. J. Sellers; J. L. Dorman

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing a Coupled Ice-Mixed-Layer Model Under Subarctic Conditions  

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A one-dimensional oceanic mixed-layer model has been coupled with a thermodynamic sea ice model in order to study the seasonal cycle of ice-ocean interaction in the subarctic ocean. The ice thickness is assumed constant and only variations of ice ...

Marie-Noëlle Houssais

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LIKELIHOOD RATIO TESTS FOR THE STRUCTURAL CHANGE OF AN AR(P) MODEL TO A THRESHOLD  

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or econo- metric model is stable to some possible events, such as the great depres- sion/expansion, oil price shocks and abrupt policy intervention. Due to the well need for model stability, a lot) and Quandt (1960). For the history and more early results, we refer to Horv´ath (1993, 1995) and Cs

Ling, Shiqing

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MECHANICAL TEST RESULTS ON DIPOLE MODEL C-l 25 mm ALUMINUM COLLARS  

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P~. FI'9 . ~ C.C rv'IW\\ 707~-Th ALUMINUM ' ~LAI2.. o Pl.ATTDIPOLE MODEL C-1 25 mm ALUMINUM COLLARS C. Peters FebruaryON DIPOLE MODEL C-I 25 mm ALUMINUM COLLARS· Craig Peters

Peters, C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling on-sun tests of a prototype solid particle receiver for concentrating solar power processes and storage.  

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A model has been developed to simulate the performance of a prototype solid particle receiver that was recently tested at Sandia National Laboratories. The model includes irradiation from the concentrated solar flux, two-band re-radiation and emission with the cavity, discrete-phase particle transport and heat transfer, gas-phase convection, wall conduction, and radiative and convective heat losses. Simulated temperatures of the particles and cavity walls were compared to measured values for nine on-sun tests. Results showed that the simulated temperature distributions and receiver efficiencies matched closely with trends in experimental data as a function of input power and particle mass flow rate. The average relative error between the simulated and measured efficiencies and increases in particle temperature was less than 10%. Simulations of particle velocities and concentrations as a function of position beneath the release point were also evaluated and compared to measured values collected during unheated tests with average relative errors of 6% and 8%, respectively. The calibrated model is being used in parametric analyses to better understand the impact and interactions of multiple parameters with a goal of optimizing the performance and efficiency of the solid particle receiver.

Khalsa, Siri Sahib; Siegel, Nathan Phillip; Ho, Clifford Kuofei

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth system models: a test using the mid-Holocene in the Southern Hemisphere  

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Palaeoclimatic reconstructions from proxy data have been compared with climate model outcomes for three decades. It has become evident that explanations of past climates can rely on neither data source alone, the former often being descriptive tools and the latter dependent on model structures and parameterisations. The status of vegetation changes, either as a follower of climate changes or as a modulator of insolation–terrestrial system responses, is vital if proxy records are to be effectively interpreted in climate terms and if models are to be more robust in appropriately incorporating vegetation roles. We use an earth system model (CLIMBER) and proxy data from Southern Hemisphere locations to compare postdictions of mid-Holocene climates. It is concluded that climate simulations and predictions are likely to be inaccurate if vegetation is not properly incorporated, and appropriate models can allow hypotheses to be developed that better explain atmosphere–earth system linkages.

Robert J. Wasson; Martin Claussen

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Receptor models: development and testing of such models has moved from the research domain into application to practical problems  

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Air pollution authorities use models to develop optimal control strategies for air pollutants. According to the traditional approach, emissions inventories for various sources are used as inputs for plume, box, or grid models to predict ambient concentrations of total suspended particulate matter (TSP), SO/sub 2/, or other air pollutants. These methods, however, are inadequate for many purposes today and will be even less useful for many future needs. Even if dispersion models were accurate, the source emissions inventories upon which they rely are not. Source emission inventories, especially for sources equipped with pollution controls, usually do not include contributions from fugitive process emissions and dust. Furthermore, air quality standards are beginning to require knowledge of source of particles in certain size ranges, particles bearing certain toxic substances, or particles that have a special role in problems such as visibility degradation or climate modification.

Gordon, G.E.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A depth-averaged debris-flow model that includes the effects of evolving dilatancy. II. Numerical predictions and experimental tests  

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...Numerical predictions and experimental tests David L. George Richard M. Iverson e-mail...software package we call D-Claw. As tests of D-Claw, we compare model output with...our numerical solution technique, and tests of numerical predictions against experimental...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting Cocaine Use Through Sweat Testing: Multilevel Modeling of Sweat Patch Length-of-Wear Data  

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......because that was the focus of this research project. Laboratory tests have shown the efficacyofthe...use drugs. Outreach workers from this project are known in the community and maintain...Fortner, M. Warren, J. Sutliff, H.J. Liberty, and B. Johnson. Detection of cocaine......

Hilary James Liberty; Bruce D. Johnson; Neil Fortner

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the Regional Earthquake Likelihood Models (RELM) test of earthquake forecasts in California  

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...given in Table 1, as well as background earthquakes...in the test region as well as forecasts that excluded...about 50 km south of the Mexico–United States border...this is the Cerra Prieto geothermal area...earthquake in northern Mexico. This earthquake occurred...

Ya-Ting Lee; Donald L. Turcotte; James R. Holliday; Michael K. Sachs; John B. Rundle; Chien-Chih Chen; Kristy F. Tiampo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for the Production of Mineral Wool andIron from Serpentine Ore  

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the Production of Mineral Wool and Iron from the Production of Mineral Wool and Iron from Serpentine Ore Overview This invention discloses a method to fabricate a product that has the potential to replace asbestos, which harbors health and environmental risks, with magnesium silicate-based mineral wools. The mineral wool product yields advantages similar to asbestos while eliminating its inherent detriments. Since the late 19th century and into the late 20th century, asbestos has been a commonly used building material for home and industrial use. The popularity of its use can be traced to advantages of high resistance to heat, aversion to electrical and chemical damage, high mechanical strength, and excellent acoustical properties. Despite those advantages, asbestos has been directly

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Ettringite-Induced Heave in Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) upon Ferrous Sulfate Treatment  

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Ettringite-Induced Heave in Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) upon Ferrous Sulfate Treatment ... The pH increase caused initially precipitated gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) to progressively convert to ettringite (Ca6Al2(SO4)3·32H2O) and its associated volume expansion under both in situ and ex situ conditions, with a maximum of 0.8 m vertical swell within 40 days of curing. ... While Cr(VI) treatment remains a challenge, the intentional exhaustion of the heave potential of COPR by transforming all Al sources to ettringite emerges as a possible solution to delayed ettringite formation, which would hamper site redevelopment. ...

Dimitris Dermatas; Maria Chrysochoou; Deok Hyun Moon; Dennis G. Grubb; Mahmoud Wazne; Christos Christodoulatos

2006-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Testing of a Heat Transfer Model of a Raccon (Procyon Lotor) in a Closed Tree Den Author(s): Jeffrey Thorkelson and Robert K. Maxwell  

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Design and Testing of a Heat Transfer Model of a Raccon (Procyon Lotor) in a Closed Tree Den Author. http://www.jstor.org #12;Ecology (1974) 55: pp. 29-39 DESIGN AND TESTING OF A HEAT TRANSFER MODEL of Ecology and Behavioral Biology, Universityof Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 Aabstract. A heat

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Power, Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling  

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Power, Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling BY Jonathan Michael Stearns Mattson Submitted to the graduate degree program..., Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling BY Jonathan Michael Stearns Mattson...

Mattson, Jonathan Michael Stearns

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between lead isotopes in Mexican ore deposits and tectono-stratigraphic terranes  

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The systematics of lead isotopes are now sufficiently understood that they can sometimes fingerprint the source of lead in ore deposits. Previous studies of lead isotopes in galena of 34 Mexican ore-deposits showed that the deposits could be clustered on the basis of their lead isotopic composition. Here they authors show that the lead isotopic signature of the Mexican deposits is independent of geologic setting but is unambiguously related to the tectono-stratigraphic terrane that hosts the deposit. Four distinct clusters in 207/204Pb vs 206/204Pb and 208/204Pb vs 206/204Pb space correlate with the newly defined Guerrero, Chihuahua, Sierra Madre and Coahuila tectono-stratigraphic terranes. The least radiogenic lead is found in deposits of the Chihuahua terrane. The Sierra Madre terrane contains the most radiogenic lead. The crustal source of lead that produced the isotopic cluster of each terrane is consistent with the nature of the terrane's basement rocks, as deduced from geologic interpretations. Thus, for the Chihuahua terrane, the isotopic data is consistent with the North American craton as the lead source; for the Sierra madre terrane, which is a composite terrane thought to be formed by displaced fragments of old continental crust, the source of lead agrees with Doe and Zartman's (1979) cratonized or uncratonized crust. This crust, however, is different in isotopic composition to that underlying the Chihuahua terrane. For the Coahuila terrane, the source is consistent with uncratonized crust; and for the Guerrero terrane, the data agrees with a source composed of mature arc volcanic-sedimentary rock sequences.

Ruiz, J.; Coney, P.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing an astronomically-based decadal-scale empirical harmonic climate model versus the IPCC (2007) general circulation climate models  

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We compare the performance of a recently proposed empirical climate model based on astronomical harmonics against all available general circulation climate models (GCM) used by the IPCC (2007) to interpret the 20th century global surface temperature. The proposed model assumes that the climate is resonating with, or synchronized to a set of natural harmonics that have been associated to the solar system planetary motion, mostly determined by Jupiter and Saturn. We show that the GCMs fail to reproduce the major decadal and multidecadal oscillations found in the global surface temperature record from 1850 to 2011. On the contrary, the proposed harmonic model is found to well reconstruct the observed climate oscillations from 1850 to 2011, and it is able to forecast the climate oscillations from 1950 to 2011 using the data covering the period 1850-1950, and vice versa. The 9.1-year cycle is shown to be likely related to a decadal Soli/Lunar tidal oscillation, while the 10-10.5, 20-21 and 60-62 year cycles are sy...

Scafetta, Nicola

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards  

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Autonomie, an advanced vehicle modeling and design software package created by Argonne National laboratory with EERE support, is helping U.S. auto manufacturers develop the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Low Energy Tests of the Standard Model from Beta-Decay and Muon Capture  

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Two recent low energy precision experiments are considered, in order to illustrate how limits set by these measurements for couplings beyond the Standard Model are complementary to high energy constraints.

Jan Govaerts

1997-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Photochemical Numerics for Global-Scale Modeling: Fidelity and GCM Testing  

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Atmospheric photochemistry lies at the heart of global-scale pollution problems, but it is a nonlinear system embedded in nonlinear transport and so must be modeled in three dimensions. Total earth grids are massive and kinetics require dozens of ...

Scott Elliott; Xuepeng Zhao; Richard P. Turco; Chih-Yue Jim Kao; Mei Shen

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the limits of refinement-testing for model-checking CSP  

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Refinement-checking, as embodied in tools like FDR, PAT and ProB, is a popular approach for model-checking refinement-closed predicates of CSP processes. We consider the limits of this ... denotational predicate ...

Toby Murray

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing emotion dysregulation as a moderator in an interpersonal process model of intimacy in couples  

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-disclosure by one partner, coupled with empathic responding by the other partner, results in greater subjective emotional intimacy. Previous studies have examined this interpersonal process model in a sample of community couples in committed romantic relationships...

Herrington, Rachael

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Linear Diagnostics of Ensemble Performance on a Simplified Global Circulation Model  

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Ensemble weather forecast systems are used to account for the uncertainty in the initial conditions of the atmosphere and the chaotic dynamics of the models. It has been previously found that forecast performance of an ensemble forecast system...

Nelson, Ethan

2011-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptualizing and testing random indirect effects and moderated mediation in multilevel models: New procedures and recommendations  

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The authors propose new procedures for evaluating direct, indirect, and total effects in multilevel models when all relevant variables are measured at Level 1 and all effects are random. Formulas are provided for the mean ...

Bauer, D. J.; Preacher, K. J.; Gil, Karen M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of a black-box heat pump simulation model by means of field test results from five installations  

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Abstract In the residential sector, heat pumps are applied for domestic hot water and space heating. Simulations are widely used for general research in the field of heat pumps and to some extend to plan such installations. The advantages are low expenditure of time and costs compared to laboratory or field tests. Validation of simulation models is mandatory to guarantee a sufficient quality. In the presented paper, the field monitoring results of five ground-source installations are utilised for the validation of a black-box heat pump model. The model is similar to TRNSYS Type 201, but implemented in IDA ICE and then modified to handle the difficulties caused by non-standard mass flow and rampant polynomials. As overall result, deviations between 1% and 32% regarding modelled and measured efficiency are seen on monthly basis. The overall result appears as convincing, taking into account typical inaccuracies of laboratory and field tests as well as tolerances during heat pump production. As a side effect, the influence of standby consumption was quantified. For the five presented installations, standby amounts to fractions between 2 and 5% of the annual electricity consumption of the heat pump units.

Jörn Ruschenburg; Tomislav ?uti?; Sebastian Herkel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Approach to Coal Gasifier Testing, Modeling, and Process Optimization  

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Gasification is an important method of converting coal into clean burning fuels and high-value industrial chemicals. However, gasifier reliability can be severely limited by rapid degradation of the refractory lining in hot-wall gasifiers. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is performing multidisciplinary research to provide the experimental data and the engineering models needed to control gasifier operation for extended refractory life. Our experimental program includes prediction of slag viscosity using empirical viscosity models encompassing US coals, characterization of selected slag-refractory interaction including transport of slag/refractory components at the slag-refractory interface, and measurement of slag penetration into refractories as a function of time and temperature. The experimental data is used in slag flow, slag penetration, and refractory damage models to predict the operating temperature limits for increased refractory life. A simplified entrained flow gasifier model is also being developed to simulate one-dimensional axial flow with average axial velocity, coal devolatilization, and combustion kinetics. Combining the slag flow, refractory degradation, and gasifier models will provide a powerful tool to predict the coal and oxidant feed rates and control the gasifier operation to balance coal conversion efficiency with increased refractory life. A research scale gasifier has also been constructed at PNNL to provide syngas for coal conversion and carbon sequestration research, and also valuable datasets on operating conditions for validating the modeling results.

Sundaram, S. K.; Johnson, Kenneth I.; Matyas, Josef; Williford, Ralph E.; Pilli, Siva Prasad; Korolev, Vladimir N.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing simplified protein models of the hPin1 WW domain  

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The WW domain of the human Pin1 protein for its simple topology and the large amount of experimental data is an ideal candidate to assess theoretical approaches to protein folding. The purpose of the present work is to compare the reliability of the chemically-based Sorenson/Head-Gordon (SHG) model and a standard native centric model in reproducing through molecular dynamics simulations some of the well known features of the folding transition of this small domain. Our results show that the G\\={o} model correctly reproduces the cooperative, two-state, folding mechanism of the WW-domain, while the SHG model predicts a transition occurring in two stages: a collapse followed by a structural rearrangement. The lack of a cooperative folding in the SHG simulations appears to be related to the non-funnel shape of the energy landscape featuring a partitioning of the native valley in sub-basins corresponding to different chain chiralities. However the SHG approach remains more reliable in estimating the $\\Phi$-values with respect to G\\={o}-like description. This may suggest that the WW-domain folding process is stirred by energetic and topological factors as well, and it highlights the better suitability of chemically-based models in simulating mutations.

Fabio Cecconi; Carlo Guardiani; Roberto Livi

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-scale rocket motor acoustic tests and comparisons with empirical source models  

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Development of the next-generation space flight vehicles has prompted a renewed focus on rocket sound source characterization and near-field propagation modeling. Improved measurements of the noise near the rocket plume are critical for direct determination of the noise environment. They are also crucial in providing inputs to empirical models and in validating computational aeroacoustics models. NASA's SP-8072 acoustic load prediction model (1971) is a widely used method for predicting liftoff acoustics. The method implements two Distributed Source Methods (DSM-1 and DSM-2) which predict the loading as the sum of the radiated field from each source distributed along the plume. In this paper measurements of a static horizontal firing of an Alliant Techsystem (ATK) Orion 50S XLG are analyzed with respect to the historical data that drive the SP-8072 prediction models. Comparisons include total sound power and sound power spectrum and the distribution of the sound power and sound power spectrum along the length of the plume. Scalar pressure measurements yield reasonable agreement between the Orion-50S XLG data and both methods for undeflected plumes in the original SP-8072. However development of these comparisons has prompted significant questions regarding the underlying physics of the two methods.

Michael M. James; Kent L. Gee; Tracianne B. Neilsen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling hydroacoustic waveform envelopes for comprehensive test?ban treaty monitoring  

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Robust and accurate localization of explosion events in the oceans requires modeling signal arrival times for a number of receivers. Additional information contained in the waveform envelope may also be used to recover other source properties and reduce the probability of false alarms in nuclear explosion monitoring. The feasibility of efficient envelope modeling was investigated by comparing adiabatic normal?mode model predictions with explosion data. The K R A K E N computer code com?bined with appropriate dispersion curve interpolation was used to compute modal shapes and wave numbers in each range segment. To facilitate CTBT knowledge base development the model has been used to illustrate the various factors that contribute to the shape of the received hydroacoustic waveform envelope and provide design feedback for sensor placement and data analysis algorithms. The model was compared with data for two source–receiver paths: (a) the Chase21 ship scuttling explosion on 25 June 1970 off the New Jersey coast and recorded at the Ascension Island hydroacoustic array; and (b) nuclear explosions on Mururoa Atoll and received at the hydrophone at Point Sur California. Adiabatic normal?mode approach was found inadequate for source and receiver located far from the SOFAR axis. [Work supported by U.S. DOE Office of Nonproliferation and National Security.

Yevgeniy Y. Dorfman; Jay J. Pulli

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the Probability of Clear Line of Sight Models with ARM Observations  

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the Probability of Clear Line of Sight Models the Probability of Clear Line of Sight Models with ARM Observations Y. Ma Department of Meteorology University of Maryland College Park, Maryland R. G. Ellingson Department of Meteorology Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Abstract Clouds play a major role in regulating Earth's climate. However, computer models of Earth's climate neglect the effects of cloud vertical extend in a broken cloud field. The vertical extent allows clouds to shade more of the atmosphere and allow radiative exchange over a larger temperature range. One way to parameterize this 3D cloud effect is to relate the various cloud properties, including the cloud vertical extent, to a statistical cloud field parameter called the probability of clear line of sight (PCLS) (see

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The Radio Afterglow From GRB 980519: A Test of the Jet and Circumstellar Models  

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We present multi-frequency radio observations from the afterglow of GRB 980519 beginning 7.2 hours after the gamma-ray burst and ending 63 days later. The fast decline in the optical and X-ray light curves for this burst has been interpreted either as afterglow emission originating from a collimated outflow -- a jet -- or the result of a blast wave propagating into a medium whose density is shaped by the wind of an evolved massive star. These two models predict divergent behavior for the radio afterglow, and therefore, radio observations are capable, in principle, of discriminating between the two. We show that a wind model describes the subsequent evolution of the radio afterglow rather well. However, we see strong modulation of the light curve, which we interpret as diffractive scintillation. These variations prevent us from decisively rejecting the jet model.

D. A. Frail; S. R. Kulkarni; R. Sari; G. B. Taylor; D. S. Shepherd; J. S. Bloom; C. H. Young; L. Nicastro; N. Masetti

1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Test of the low-energy model for one-dimensional interacting Fermi systems  

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Bosonization predicts that the specific heat C(T) of a one-dimensional interacting Fermi system is a sum of the specific heats of free collective charge and spin excitations, plus the term with the running backscattering amplitude which flows to zero logarithmically with decreasing T. We verify whether this result is reproduced in the g-ology model. Of specific interest are the anomalous terms in C(T) that depend on the bare backscattering amplitude. We show that these terms can be incorporated into a renormalized spin velocity. We do this by proving the equivalence of the results for C(T) obtained within the g-ology model and by bosonization with velocities obtained by the numerical solution of the Bethe-ansatz equations for the Hubbard model.

Andrey V. Chubukov; Dmitrii L. Maslov; Fabian H. L. Essler

2008-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

374

The Standard Model Extension For a Modified Ives-Stillwell Test  

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In this paper we present the full theoretical model of a modified Ives-Stillwell experiment where counter propagating lasers are used to form a narrow interference fringe when the lasers form a double resnonance. This narrow resoannce can be as small as 1 Hz wide and therefore provides a connection between the atomic resonance in its rest frame and the laser frequency in the lab frame. The current paper builds on a simplified approach suggested recently and presents a fully developed theory of the interaction within the Lorentz vilating electrodynamics of the Standard Model Extension.

J. P. Cotter; B. T. H. Varcoe

2009-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Luminosity Monitoring System for the LHC: Modeling and Test Results  

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Simulation results of the Beam Rate of Neutrals (BRAN) luminosity detector for the CERN Large Hadron Collider are presented. The detectors are intended to measure the bunch-by-bunch relative luminosity at the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Building up from experimental results from test runs at the SPS, RHIC and ALS we extend the simulated setup to the TAN neutral absorbers located at 140 m at both sides the IP1 and IP5 interaction points. The expected signal amplitudes are calculated for pp-collisions energies between 450 GeV and 7 TeV using the Monte Carlo package FLUKA and its graphical user interface FLAIR.

Ratti, A.; Beche, J.F.; Byrd, J.; Chow, K.; Denes, P.; Doolittle, L.; Ghiorso, W.; Manfredi, P.F.; Matis, H.; Monroy, M.; Plate, D.; Stezelberger, T.; Stiller, J.; Turko, B.; Turner, W.C.; Yaver, H.; Zimmermann, S.; Bravin, E.; Drees, A.; Miyamoto, R.

2009-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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1 MWt bench model solar receiver test program J. Gintz, D. Bartlett and R. Zentner  

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a scale model of a Brayton cycle solar electric plant receiver. The program span from initiation of design and transients; and demonstrations of solar load following. Design thermal efficiency predictions were achieved in high temperature, gas cooled, solar central receiver concepts under direction of the Electric Power

Boyer, Edmond

377

Testing foetal–maternal heart rate synchronization via model-based analyses  

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...for 5min at a sampling rate of 1kHz and a band pass of 1-200Hz. The measurements...of short-term heart rate variability. Med. Biol...methods of cardiovascular physics and their clinical applicability...foetal-maternal heart rate synchronization via model-based...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse modeling of surface emissions for local pollution: A new methodology applied to academic test cases  

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Inverse modeling of surface emissions for local pollution: A new methodology applied to academic; (2) LISA Creteil France Needs: Optimize surface emissions using daily recorded ozone and NOX by PRIMEQUAL2, program of the french ministry of environment Firstguess emissions inventory for the Paris

Menut, Laurent

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Testing a Dynamical Model for Mid-Latitude Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

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A slab model of the oceanic mixed layer is used to predict the statistical characteristics of the sea surface temperature anomalies that are forced by day-to-day changes in air-sea fluxes in the presence of a mean current. Because of the short ...

Claude Frankignoul; Richard W. Reynolds

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An i*-based approach for modeling and testing web requirements  

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Web designers usually ignore how to model real user expectations and goals, mainly dueto the large and heterogeneous audience of theWeb. This fact leads to websites which aredifficult to comprehend by visitors and complex to maintain by designers; these ... Keywords: goal evaluation, i, requirement engineering, web requirements

Esteban Robles Luna; Irene Garrigós; Jose-Norberto Mazón; Juan Trujillo; Gustavo Rossi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Tests Dehumidifiers, Defines Simplified Simulation Model (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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residential dehumidifiers residential dehumidifiers results in practical performance curves for use in whole-building simulation tools. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from a home's indoor environment, thereby increasing occupant comfort, improving air quality, and reducing the likelihood of mold, rot, and dust mites. To help energy professionals more easily evaluate this technology for the market, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers tested the efficiency and capacity of a variety of dehumidifiers and developed a generalized approach to simulate any residential dehumidifier. The test results and modeling method are documented in a new report. Typically, dehumidifiers are only rated at a single temperature and humidity, so rating data alone cannot determine whether a product will meet the moisture removal

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Age of High Redshift Objects - a Litmus Test for the Dark Energy Models  

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The discovery of the quasar, the APM 08279+5255 at z = 3.91 whose age is 2-3 Gyr has once again led to ``age crisis''. The noticeable fact about this object is that it cannot be accommodated in a universe with $\\Omega_m = 0.27$, currently accepted value of matter density parameter and $\\omega = \\mathrm{constant}$. In this work, we explore the concordance of various dark energy parameterizations ($w(z)$ models) with the age estimates of the old high redshift objects. It is alarming to note that the quasar cannot be accommodated in any dark energy model even for $\\Omega_m = 0.23$, which corresponds to $1 \\sigma$ deviation below the best fit value provided by WMAP. There is a need to look for alternative cosmologies or some other dark energy parameterizations which allow the existence of the high redshift objects.

Deepak Jain; Abha Dev

2005-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling  

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sion effects. We show the result of a test case, and compare it to the result without surface tension. The model describes droplet formation nicely. Application The ARRA-funded...

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Can minimum-bias distributions on transverse energy test hadron production models?  

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A recent study reports measurements of transverse-energy $E_t$ distributions at mid-rapidity for several high-energy nuclear collision systems. The $E_t$ data are analyzed in the context of constituent-quark (CQ) participants estimated with a Glauber-model simulation. The study concludes that systematic variations of hadron and $E_t$ yields previously interpreted in terms of a two-component soft+hard model (TCM) of hadron production including a dijet (hard) contribution are actually the result of CQ participant trends with only soft production. It is claimed that deviations from linear scaling with the number of nucleon participants of hadron yields vs A-A centrality do not actually arise from dijet production as previously assumed. In the present study we examine the new $E_t$ data in the context of the TCM and compare those results with previous differential spectrum and minimum-bias correlation analysis. We present substantial evidence supporting a significant dijet contribution to all high-energy nuclear collisions consistent with the TCM and conclude that the $E_t$ data, given their systematic uncertainties, fail to support claimed CQ model interpretations.

Thomas A. Trainor

2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Model test and simulation of modified spar type floating offshore wind turbine with three catenary mooring lines  

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Korea is a peninsula which is surrounded by the Yellow Sea (shallow sea) the southern sea and the East Sea (deep sea). These circumstances always make us consider that a platform could have good motion performances in both shallow and deep seas. In this paper the typical spar type platform of the Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration Hywind Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) has been modified and a new concept FOWT platform is suggested for both seas. Its motion performances are evaluated by both 1:80 scale model tests and full scale numerical simulations.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WaterTransport in PEM Fuel Cells: Advanced Modeling, Material Selection, Testing and Design Optimization  

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Water management in Proton Exchange Membrane, PEM, Fuel Cells is challenging because of the inherent conflicts between the requirements for efficient low and high power operation. Particularly at low powers, adequate water must be supplied to sufficiently humidify the membrane or protons will not move through it adequately and resistance losses will decrease the cell efficiency. At high power density operation, more water is produced at the cathode than is necessary for membrane hydration. This excess water must be removed effectively or it will accumulate in the Gas Diffusion Layers, GDLs, between the gas channels and catalysts, blocking diffusion paths for reactants to reach the catalysts and potentially flooding the electrode. As power density of the cells is increased, the challenges arising from water management are expected to become more difficult to overcome simply due to the increased rate of liquid water generation relative to fuel cell volume. Thus, effectively addressing water management based issues is a key challenge in successful application of PEMFC systems. In this project, CFDRC and our partners used a combination of experimental characterization, controlled experimental studies of important processes governing how water moves through the fuel cell materials, and detailed models and simulations to improve understanding of water management in operating hydrogen PEM fuel cells. The characterization studies provided key data that is used as inputs to all state-of-the-art models for commercially important GDL materials. Experimental studies and microscopic scale models of how water moves through the GDLs showed that the water follows preferential paths, not branching like a river, as it moves toward the surface of the material. Experimental studies and detailed models of water and airflow in fuel cells channels demonstrated that such models can be used as an effective design tool to reduce operating pressure drop in the channels and the associated costs and weight of blowers and pumps to force air and hydrogen gas through the fuel cell. Promising improvements to materials structure and surface treatments that can potentially aid in managing the distribution and removal of liquid water were developed; and improved steady-state and freeze-thaw performance was demonstrated for a fuel cell stack under the self-humidified operating conditions that are promising for stationary power generation with reduced operating costs.

J. Vernon Cole; Abhra Roy; Ashok Damle; Hari Dahr; Sanjiv Kumar; Kunal Jain; Ned Djilai

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Test for Modeling Windows in DOE 2.1E for Comparing the Window Library with the Shading Coefficient Method for a Single-Family Residence in Texas  

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. The window simulation tests are performed using single-pane, double-pane, and low-e glass on two standard DOE 2.1E single-family house models: 1) the model which has the R-value for wall, roof and floor according to 2000 IECC (Quick Wall), and 2) the model...

Kim, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Test report -- Prototype core sampler  

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The purpose of this test is to determine the adequacy of the prototype sampler, provided to Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) by DOE-RL. The sampler was fabricated for DOE-RL by the Concord Company by request of DOE-RL. This prototype sampler was introduced as a technology that can be easily deployed (similar to the current auger system) and will reliably collect representative samples. The sampler is similar to the Universal Sampler i.e., smooth core barrel and piston with an O-ring seal, but lacks a rotary valve near the throat of the sampler. This makes the sampler inappropriate for liquid sampling, but reduces the outside diameter of the sampler considerably, which should improve sample recovery. Recovery testing was performed with the supplied sampler in three different consistencies of Kaolin sludge simulants.

Linschooten, C.G.

1995-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Wave Tank Test for Reference Model 3 Floating-Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Project  

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The U.S. Department of Energy established a reference model project to benchmark a set of marine and hydrokinetic technologies including current (tidal, open-ocean, and river) turbines and wave energy converters. The objectives of the project were to first evaluate the status of these technologies and their readiness for commercial applications. Second, to evaluate the potential cost of energy and identify cost-reduction pathways and areas where additional research could be best applied to accelerate technology development to market readiness.

Yu, Y. H.; Lawson, M.; Li, Y.; Previsic, M.; Epler, J.; Lou, J.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the interaction model with cosmological data and gamma-ray bursts  

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We use the new gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) data, combined with the baryon acoustic oscillation(BAO) observation from the spectroscopic Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data release, the newly obtained $A$ parameter at $z=0.6$ from the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey, the cosmic microwave background (CMB) observations from the 7-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP7) results, and the type Ia supernovae (SNeIa) from Union2 set, to constrain a phenomenological model describing possible interactions between dark energy and dark matter, which was proposed to alleviate the coincidence problem of the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model. By using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method, we obtain the marginalized $1\\sigma$ constraints $\\Omega_{m}=0.2886\\pm{0.0135}$, $r_m=-0.0047\\pm{0.0046}$, and $w_X=-1.0658\\pm{0.0564}$. We also consider other combinations of these data for comparison. These results show that: (1) the energy of dark matter is slightly transferring to that of dark energy; (2) even though the GRBs+BAO+CMB data present less stringent constraints than SNe+BAO+CMB data do, the GRBs can help eliminate the degeneracies among parameters.

Yu Pan; Shuo Cao; Yungui Gong; Kai Liao; Zong-Hong Zhu

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model testing using Chernobyl data: III. Atmospheric resuspension of radionuclides in Ukrainian regions impacted by Chernobyl fallout  

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The {open_quotes}Resuspension{close_quotes} scenario is designed to test models for atmospheric resuspension of radionuclides from contaminated soils. Resuspension can be a secondary source of contamination after a release has stopped, as well as a source of contamination for people and areas not exposed to the original release. The test scenario describes three exposure situations: (1) locations within the highly contaminated 30-km zone at Chernobyl, where exposures to resuspended material are probably dominated by local processes; (2) an urban area (Kiev) outside the 30-km zone, where local processes include extensive vehicular traffic; and (3) a location 40 to 60 km west of the Chernobyl reactor, where upwind sources of contamination are important. Input data include characteristics of the {sup 137}Cs ground contamination around specific sites, climatological data for the sites, characteristics of the terrain and topography, and locations of the sampling sites. Predictions are requested for average air concentrations of {sup 137}Cs at specified locations due to resuspension of Chernobyl fallout and for specified resuspension factors and rates. Test data (field measurements) are available for all endpoints. 9 refs., 4 figs., 11 tabs.

Garger, E.K. [Inst. of Radioecology, Kiev (Ukraine); Hoffman, F.O. [SENES Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States); Miller, C.W. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental results and numerical modeling of a high-performance large-scale cryopump. I. Test particle Monte Carlo simulation  

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For the torus of the nuclear fusion project ITER (originally the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor but also Latin: the way) eight high-performance large-scale customized cryopumps must be designed and manufactured to accommodate the very high pumping speeds and throughputs of the fusion exhaust gas needed to maintain the plasma under stable vacuum conditions and comply with other criteria which cannot be met by standard commercial vacuum pumps. Under an earlier research and development program a model pump of reduced scale based on active cryosorption on charcoal-coated panels at 4.5 K was manufactured and tested systematically. The present article focuses on the simulation of the true three-dimensional complex geometry of the model pump by the newly developed PROVAC3D Monte Carlo code. It is shown for gas throughputs of up to 1000 sccm (?1.69 Pa m3/s at T?=?0° C) in the free molecular regime that the numerical simulation results are in good agreement with the pumping speeds measured. Meanwhile the capture coefficient associated with the virtual region around the cryogenic panels and shields which holds for higher throughputs is calculated using this generic approach. This means that the test particle Monte Carlo simulations in free molecular flow can be used not only for the optimization of the pumping system but also for the supply of the input parameters necessary for the future direct simulation Monte Carlo in the full flow regime.

Xueli Luo; Christian Day; Horst Haas; Stylianos Varoutis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental results and numerical modeling of a high-performance large-scale cryopump. I. Test particle Monte Carlo simulation  

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For the torus of the nuclear fusion project ITER (originally the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, but also Latin: the way), eight high-performance large-scale customized cryopumps must be designed and manufactured to accommodate the very high pumping speeds and throughputs of the fusion exhaust gas needed to maintain the plasma under stable vacuum conditions and comply with other criteria which cannot be met by standard commercial vacuum pumps. Under an earlier research and development program, a model pump of reduced scale based on active cryosorption on charcoal-coated panels at 4.5 K was manufactured and tested systematically. The present article focuses on the simulation of the true three-dimensional complex geometry of the model pump by the newly developed ProVac3D Monte Carlo code. It is shown for gas throughputs of up to 1000 sccm ({approx}1.69 Pa m{sup 3}/s at T = 0 deg. C) in the free molecular regime that the numerical simulation results are in good agreement with the pumping speeds measured. Meanwhile, the capture coefficient associated with the virtual region around the cryogenic panels and shields which holds for higher throughputs is calculated using this generic approach. This means that the test particle Monte Carlo simulations in free molecular flow can be used not only for the optimization of the pumping system but also for the supply of the input parameters necessary for the future direct simulation Monte Carlo in the full flow regime.

Luo Xueli; Day, Christian; Haas, Horst; Varoutis, Stylianos [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technical Physics, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Well testing model for multi-fractured horizontal well for shale gas reservoirs with consideration of dual diffusion in matrix  

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Abstract Shale gas reservoir is typical unconventional reservoir, it's necessary to take advantage of multi-stage fractured horizontal well so as to develop those kinds of reservoirs, which can form high conductivity hydraulic fractures and activate natural fractures. Due to the existence of concentration gap between matrix and fractures, desorption gas can simultaneously diffuse into the natural fractures and hydraulic fractures. This process can be called dual diffusion. Based on the triple-porosity cubic model, this paper establishes a new well testing model of multi-stage fractured horizontal well in shale gas reservoir with consideration of the unique mechanisms of desorption and dual diffusion in matrix. Laplace transformation is employed to solve this new model. The pseudo pressure transient responses are inverted into real time space with stehfest numerical inversion algorithm. Type curves are plotted, and different flow regimes in shale gas reservoirs are identified and the effects of relevant parameters are analyzed as well. Considering the mechanism of dual diffusion in matrix, the flow can be divided into five regimes: early linear flow; pseudo-steady state inter-porosity flow; the diffusion from matrix into micro-fractures; the diffusion from matrix into hydraulic fractures and boundary-dominated flow. There are large distinctions of pressure response between pseudo steady state diffusion and unsteady state diffusion under different value of pore volume ratio. It's similar to the feature of pseudo-steady state inter-porosity flow, diffusion coefficient and Langmuir parameters reflect the characters of pseudo-steady state diffusion. The numbers of stage of hydraulic fractures have certain impact on the shape factor of matrix and the inter-porosity coefficient. This new model is validated compared with some existing models. Finally, coupled with an application, this mew model can be approximately reliable and make some more precise productivity prediction.

Leng Tian; Cong Xiao; Mingjin Liu; Daihong Gu; Guangyu Song; Helong Cao; Xianglong Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of Gap Closure in Uranium-Zirconium Alloy Metal Fuel - A Test Problem  

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Uranium based binary and ternary alloy fuel is a possible candidate for advanced fast spectrum reactors with long refueling intervals and reduced liner heat rating [1]. An important metal fuel issue that can impact the fuel performance is the fuel-cladding gap closure, and fuel axial growth. The dimensional change in the fuel during irradiation is due to a superposition of the thermal expansion of the fuel due to heating, volumetric changes due to possible phase transformations that occur during heating and the swelling due to fission gas retention. The volumetric changes due to phase transformation depend both on the thermodynamics of the alloy system and the kinetics of phase change reactions that occur at the operating temperature. The nucleation and growth of fission gas bubbles that contributes to fuel swelling is also influenced by the local fuel chemistry and the microstructure. Once the fuel expands and contacts the clad, expansion in the radial direction is constrained by the clad, and the overall deformation of the fuel clad assembly depends upon the dynamics of the contact problem. The neutronics portion of the problem is also inherently coupled with microstructural evolution in terms of constituent redistribution and phase transformation. Because of the complex nature of the problem, a series of test problems have been defined with increasing complexity with the objective of capturing the fuel-clad interaction in complex fuels subjected to a wide range of irradiation and temperature conditions. The abstract, if short, is inserted here before the introduction section. If the abstract is long, it should be inserted with the front material and page numbered as such, then this page would begin with the introduction section.

Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL; Gorti, Sarma B [ORNL; Nukala, Phani K [ORNL; Radhakrishnan, Balasubramaniam [ORNL; Turner, John A [ORNL

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

PHASE ANALYSES OF URANIUM-BEARING MINERALS FROM THE HIGH GRADE ORE, NOPAL I, PENA BLANCA, MEXICO  

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The Nopal I uranium deposit is located in the Pena Blanca district, approximately 40 miles north of Chihuahua City, Mexico. The deposit was formed by hydrothermal processes within the fracture zone of welded silicic volcanic tuff. The ages of volcanic formations are between 35 to 44 m.y. and there was secondary silicification of most of the formations. After the formation of at least part of the uranium deposit, the ore body was uplifted above the water table and is presently exposed at the surface. Detailed petrographic characterization, electron microprobe backscatter electron (BSE) imagery, and selected x-ray maps for the samples from Nopal I high-grade ore document different uranium phases in the ore. There are at least two stages of uranium precipitation. A small amount of uraninite is encapsulated in silica. Hexavalent uranium may also have been a primary precipitant. The uranium phases were precipitated along cleavages of feldspars, and along fractures in the tuff. Energy dispersive spectrometer data and x-ray maps suggest that the major uranium phases are uranophane and weeksite. Substitutions of Ca and K occur in both phases, implying that conditions were variable during the mineralization/alteration process, and that compositions of the original minerals have a major influence on later stage alteration. Continued study is needed to fully characterize uranium behavior in these semi-arid to arid conditions.

M. Ren; P. Goodell; A. Kelts; E.Y. Anthony; M. Fayek; C. Fan; C. Beshears

2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The Resilience of the Indian Economy to Rising Oil Prices as a Validation Test for a Global Energy-Environment-Economy CGE Model  

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1 The Resilience of the Indian Economy to Rising Oil Prices as a Validation Test for a Global., 2009, `The resilience of the Indian economy to rising oil prices as a validation test for a global so, it compares the modeled and observed responses of the Indian economy to the rise of oil price

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Origin of the Hot Gas in the Galactic Halo: Testing Galactic Fountain Models' X-ray Emission  

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We test the X-ray emission predictions of galactic fountain models against XMM-Newton measurements of the emission from the Milky Way's hot halo. These measurements are from 110 sight lines, spanning the full range of Galactic longitudes. We find that a magnetohydrodynamical simulation of a supernova-driven interstellar medium, which features a flow of hot gas from the disk to the halo, reproduces the temperature but significantly underpredicts the 0.5-2.0 keV surface brightness of the halo (by two orders of magnitude, if we compare the median predicted and observed values). This is true for versions of the model with and without an interstellar magnetic field. We consider different reasons for the discrepancy between the model predictions and the observations. We find taking into account overionization in cooled halo plasma, which could in principle boost the predicted X-ray emission, is unlikely in practice to bring the predictions in line with the observations. We also find that including thermal conductio...

Henley, David B; Kwak, Kyujin; Hill, Alex S; Mac Low, Mordecai-Mark

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification and selection of interaction test scenarios for integration testing  

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Integration testing checks for compatibility and interoperability between the components in the system. Integration test models are, typically, generated independently from the other testing level models. In our research, we aim at a model-based framework ... Keywords: components, integration, interactions, model based testing, testing

Mohamed Mussa; Ferhat Khendek

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste inventory and preliminary source term model for the Greater Confinement Disposal site at the Nevada Test Site  

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Currently, there are several Greater Confinement Disposal (GCD) boreholes at the Radioactive Waste Management Site (RWMS) for the Nevada Test Site. These are intermediate-depth boreholes used for the disposal of special case wastes, that is, radioactive waste within the Department of Energy complex that do not meet the criteria established for disposal of high-level waste, transuranic waste, or low-level waste. A performance assessment is needed to evaluate the safety of the GCD site, and to examine the feasibility of the GCD disposal concept as a disposal solution for special case wastes in general. This report documents the effort in defining all the waste inventory presently disposed of at the GCD site, and the inventory and release model to be used in a performance assessment for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency`s 40 CFR 191.

Chu, M.S.Y.; Bernard, E.A.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of divertor geometry effects in China fusion engineering testing reactor by SOLPS/B2-Eirene  

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The China Fusion Engineering Testing Reactor (CFETR) is currently under design. The SOLPS/B2-Eirene code package is utilized for the design and optimization of the divertor geometry for CFETR. Detailed modeling is carried out for an ITER-like divertor configuration and one with relatively open inner divertor structure, to assess, in particular, peak power loading on the divertor target, which is a key issue for the operation of a next-step fusion machine, such as ITER and CFETR. As expected, the divertor peak heat flux greatly exceeds the maximum steady-state heat load of 10?MW/m{sup 2}, which is a limit dictated by engineering, for both divertor configurations with a wide range of edge plasma conditions. Ar puffing is effective at reducing divertor peak heat fluxes below 10?MW/m{sup 2} even at relatively low densities for both cases, favoring the divertor configuration with more open inner divertor structure.

Zhao, M. L., E-mail: zml812@mail.ustc.edu.cn [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027 (China); Chen, Y. P.; Li, G. Q.; Luo, Z. P. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei 230031 (China)] [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei 230031 (China); Guo, H. Y. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027 (China) [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027 (China); Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei 230031 (China); General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186 (United States); Ye, M. Y. [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027 (China) [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027 (China); Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei 230031 (China); Tendler, M. [Alfven Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)] [Alfven Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the Zee-Babu model via neutrino data, lepton flavour violation and direct searches at the LHC  

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We discuss how the Zee-Babu model can be tested combining information from neutrino data, low-energy experiments and direct searches at the LHC. We update previous analysis in the light of the recent measurement of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$, the new MEG limits on $\\mu \\rightarrow e \\gamma$, the lower bounds on doubly-charged scalars coming from LHC data, and, of course, the discovery of a 125 GeV Higgs boson by ATLAS and CMS. In particular, we find that the new singly- and doubly-charged scalars are accessible at the second run of the LHC, yielding different signatures depending on the neutrino hierarchy and on the values of the phases. We also discuss in detail the stability of the potential.

Herrero-Garcia, Juan; Rius, Nuria; Santamaria, Arcadi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Stigma models: Testing hypotheses of how images of Nevada are acquired and values are attached to them  

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This report analyzes data from surveys on the effects that images associated with nuclear power and waste (i.e., nuclear images) have on people`s preference to vacation in Nevada. The analysis was stimulated by a model of imagery and stigma which assumes that information about a potentially hazardous facility generates signals that elicit negative images about the place in which it is located. Individuals give these images negative values (valences) that lessen their desire to vacation, relocate, or retire in that place. The model has been used to argue that the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste repository could elicit images of nuclear waste that would stigmatize Nevada and thus impose substantial economic losses there. This report proposes a revised model that assumes that the acquisition and valuation of images depend on individuals` ideological and cultural predispositions and that the ways in which new images will affect their preferences and behavior partly depend on these predispositions. The report tests these hypotheses: (1) individuals with distinct cultural and ideological predispositions have different propensities for acquiring nuclear images, (2) these people attach different valences to these images, (3) the variations in these valences are important, and (4) the valences of the different categories of images within an individual`s image sets for a place correlate very well. The analysis largely confirms these hypotheses, indicating that the stigma model should be revised to (1) consider the relevant ideological and cultural predispositions of the people who will potentially acquire and attach value to the image, (2) specify the kinds of images that previously attracted people to the host state, and (3) consider interactions between the old and potential new images of the place. 37 refs., 18 figs., 17 tabs.

Jenkins-Smith, H.C. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Test Herrera Report Template  

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development are described in detail in the following section. The model was run in six test sites: Test Site 1 is along the Cowlitz River (Segment 3); Test Site 2 includes the...

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Tree and one-loop level tests of the minimal LR-symmetric model M. Czakon a , J. Gluza b , J. Hejczyk a  

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.1. Muon decay at tree level: no bounds on charged current parameters As a low energy process1 Tree and one-loop level tests of the minimal LR-symmetric model M. Czakon a , J. Gluza b , J) symmetric model is used to examine tree- as well as one-loop level radiative corrections to the muon decay

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A dynamic thermal performance model for flat-plate solar collectors based on the thermal inertia correction of the steady-state test method  

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Abstract In determining the dynamic thermal performance of a flat-plate solar collector, when the instantaneous solar irradiance changes sharply at one moment, most of the existing models cannot accurately predict the momentary thermal characteristics of outlet temperature and useful heat gain. In the present study, an analytical model in the form of series expansion is put forward to depict the momentary thermal characteristics of flat-plate solar collectors. The analytical model reveals that, instantaneous useful heat gain of a solar collector at one moment consists of the steady-state useful heat gain and corresponding thermal inertia correction. The model is then validated by the experimental data. It indicates that the analytical model can properly predict the dynamic thermal performance of the solar air collector. Besides, the model pertains to other types of solar thermal collectors, if they can be tested by the steady-state test method.

Jie Deng; Yupeng Xu; Xudong Yang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

THE REMEDIATION OF ABANDONED IRON ORE MINE SUBSIDENCE IN ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY  

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This report represents the fourth Semi-Annual Technical Progress Report issued in connection with the subsidence remediation projects undertaken by Rockaway Township in Morris County, New Jersey. This report provides a summary of the major project work accomplished during this reporting period and contemplated for the subsequent reporting period. This report is issued as part of the project reporting provisions set forth in the Cooperators Agreement between the United States Government--Department of Energy, and Rockaway Township. The purpose of the Cooperators Agreement is for the Department of Energy to provide technical and financial assistance in a coordinated effort with Rockaway Township to develop and implement a multi-phased plan to remediate ground stability problems associated with abandoned mining activity. Primarily during the 1800's, extensive iron ore mining and prospecting was undertaken in Rockaway Township, part of the Dover District Mining region in Morris County. The abandoned mining activity has resulted in public safety hazards associated with ground collapse and surface subsidence features evolving in both developed and undeveloped areas within Rockaway Township. During this reporting period the Engineering Design for remediation of the surface safety hazards associated with the White Meadow Mine was completed. Construction Plans and Technical Specifications were completed and competitive bids were solicited by the Township for completion of the work. The electrical resistivity survey analysis and report was completed for the Green Pond Mines site at the Township Compost Storage Facility. The geophysical survey results confirmed evidence of abandoned mining activity at the Green Pond Mine site which was previously identified. During this reporting period, the time frame of the Cooperative Agreement between the Township and the Department of Energy was extended. An additional site of subsidence with in the Township related to abandoned mining activity at Mount Hope Road was selected by Rockaway Township to be considered for remediation and inclusion under the Cooperative Agreement.

Gary Gartenberg, P.E., P.P.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and optimization of operating parameters for a test-cell option of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II tandem mirror design  

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Models of tandem mirror devices operated with a test-cell insert have been used to calculate operating parameters for FPD-II+T, an upgrade of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II device. Two test-cell configurations were considered, one accommodating two 1.5 m blanket test modules and the other having four. To minimize the cost of the upgrade, FPD-II+T utilizes the same coil arrangement and machine dimensions outside of the test cell as FPD-II, and the requirements on the end cell systems have been held near or below those for FPD-II. The maximum achievable test cell wall loading found for the short test-cell was 3.5 MW/m/sup 2/ while 6.0 MW/m/sup 2/ was obtainable in the long test-cell configuration. The most severe limitation on the achievable wall loading is the upper limit on test-cell beta set by MHD stability calculations. Modification of the shape of the magnetic field in the test-cell by improving the magnet design could raise this beta limit and lead to improved test-cell performance.

Haney, S.W.; Fenstermacher, M.E.

1985-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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EXTENSIONS TO AN EFFICIENT OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR LONG-TERM PRODUCTION PLANNING 1 Introduction  

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-quality fines. The other ore types, B2 ore and D3 ore, are processed into pellets and possess medium- and high-phosphorous

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Modeling and optimization of a test-cell upgrade for MFTF-B operating in the high neutron wall loading mode  

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Models of the plasma particle and power balances in a tandem mirror with a high-field test-cell insert in the central cell have been used to calculate operating points for test-cell upgrades of the MFTF-B configuration. The code results have been benchmarked against the proposal plasma parameters for the MFTF-..cap alpha..+T configuration operating in the high neutron wall loading mode. Some parametric studies have been done. Using the results from these parametrics an optimized set of operating parameters for an MFTF-..cap alpha..+T-like configuration with a test-cell which will accommodate two 1.5 m long blanket test modules has been generated. This operating point has the same test-cell neutron wall loading as the original configuration and lower input powers to other systems in the device. The neutral beam power per unit blanket module length is also somewhat reduced in the optimized case.

Fenstermacher, M.E.

1985-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

413

Three-dimensional geometrical ray theory and modelling of transmitted seismic energy of data from the Nevada Test Site  

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......seismic energy of data from the Nevada Test Site How-Wei Chen Institute of Seismology...from the Rainier Mesa of the Nevada Test Site produced a good fit to the transmitted...recorded at Rainier Mesa at the Nevada Test Site (Ward 1982) was obtained......

How-Wei Chen

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

A model of the large hydraulic gradient at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Test Site, based on hydraulic conductivity contrasts between Cenozoic and Paleozoic rocks  

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A MODEL OF THE LARGE HYDRAULIC GRADIENT AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA TEST SITE, BASED ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC ROCKS A Thesis ERIC WILLIAM STROM Submitted to the Offic of Graduate Studies of Texas A.... 4m W&~~ &&go~'~o~~i gp ??g Y, ) 4r y. odtli' ~ 6. A MODEL OF THE LARGE HYDRAULIC GRADIENT AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA TEST SITE, BASED ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC ROCKS A Thesis ERIC WILLIAM STROM...

Strom, Eric William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

415

Testing for Refinement in CSP  

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CSP is a well-established formalism for modelling ... and model checking. Testing techniques based on CSP, however, have not been widely explored, ... et al’s theory of formal testing to CSP. We identify the test...

Ana Cavalcanti; Marie-Claude Gaudel

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Apparatus for testing skin samples or the like  

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An apparatus for testing the permeability of living skin samples has a flat base with a plurality of sample-holding cavities formed in its upper surface, the samples being placed in counterbores in the cavities with the epidermis uppermost. O-rings of Teflon washers are respectively placed on the samples and a flat cover is connected to the base to press the rings against the upper surfaces of the samples. Media to maintain tissue viability and recovery of metabolites is introduced into the lower portion of the sample-holding cavities through passages in the base. Test materials are introduced through holes in the cover plate after assembly of the chamber.

Holland, J.M.

1982-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a low-cost iron ore as an oxygen carrier for Chemical Looping Combustion of gaseous fuels  

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Abstract This work evaluates the performance of an iron ore, mainly composed of Fe2O3, as an oxygen carrier (OC) for Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) with gaseous fuels. The OC was characterized by TGA and evaluated in a continuous 500 Wth CLC unit, using CH4, syngas and a PSA off-gas as fuels. The OC was able to fully convert syngas at 880 °C. However, lower conversion rates were observed with methane-containing fuels. The addition of a Ni-based OC was evaluated in order to increase the reactivity of the OC with methane. In spite of this, an absence of catalytic effect was observed for the Ni-based OC. A deep analysis was carried out into the reasons for the absence of catalytic effect of the Ni-based OC. The performance of the iron ore with regard to attrition and fluidization behaviour was satisfactory throughout 50 h of hot operation in the continuous CLC plant. Thus, this low cost material is a suitable OC for gaseous fuels mainly composed of H2 and CO.

Miguel A. Pans; Pilar Gayán; Luis F. de Diego; Francisco García-Labiano; Alberto Abad; Juan Adánez.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

INTRAVAL Phase 2 WIPP 1 test case report: Modeling of brine flow through halite at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site  

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This report describes the WIPP 1 test case studied as part of INTRAVAL, an international project to study validation of geosphere transport models. The WIPP 1 test case involved simulation of measured brine-inflow rates to boreholes drilled into the halite strata surrounding the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant repository. The goal of the test case was to evaluate the use of Darcy`s law to describe brine flow through halite. The general approach taken was to try to obtain values of permeability and specific capacitance that would be: (1) consistent with other available data and (2) able to provide reasonable simulations of all of the brine-inflow experiments performed in the Salado Formation. All of the teams concluded that the average permeability of the halite strata penetrated by the holes was between approximately 10{sup {minus}22} and 10{sup {minus}21} m{sup 2}. Specific capacitances greater than 10{sup {minus}10} Pa{sup {minus}1} are inconsistent with the known constitutive properties of halite and are attributed to deformation, possibly ongoing, of the halite around the WIPP excavations. All project teams found that Darcy-flow models could replicate the experimental data in a consistent and reasonable manner. Discrepancies between the data and simulations are attributed to inadequate representation in the models of processes modifying the pore-pressure field in addition to the experiments themselves, such as ongoing deformation of the rock around the excavations. Therefore, the conclusion from the test case is that Darcy-flow models can reliably be used to predict brine flow to WIPP excavations, provided that the flow modeling is coupled with measurement and realistic modeling of the pore-pressure field around the excavations. This realistic modeling of the pore-pressure field would probably require coupling to a geomechanical model of the stress evolution around the repository.

Beauheim, R.L. [ed.] [ed.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blind Test 2 calculations for two in-line model wind turbines where the downstream turbine operates at various rotational speeds  

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Abstract In this paper we report on the results of the Blind Test 2 workshop, organized by Norcowe and Nowitech in Trondheim, Norway in October 2012. This workshop was arranged in order to find out how well wind turbine simulation models perform when applied to two turbines operating in line. Modelers with a suitable code were given boundary conditions of a wind tunnel test performed in the large wind tunnel facility at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, at NTNU Trondheim, where two almost identical model turbines with a diameter of about 0.9?m had been tested under various operating conditions. A detailed geometry specification of the models could be downloaded and the modelers were invited to submit the calculation without knowing the experimental results in advance. Nine different contributions from eight institutions were received, representing a wide range of simulation models, such as a LES coupled with an actuator line rotor model, RANS using an actuator disc, U-RANS models applied to fully resolved turbine model geometries, as well as a vortex panel method. The comparison showed a larger than expected scatter on the performance calculation of the upstream turbine (±20%), and an even higher uncertainty for the downstream turbine, especially at operating conditions close to the runaway point. The modelers were requested to document the wake development downstream of the second turbine, the development behind the first turbine had been the challenge for a previous blind test (see Krogstad and Eriksen [17]). Mean flow calculations reported at X = 1D downstream of the second turbine showed that the models which fully resolved boundary layers on the rotor surface performed best. Including the tower and the hub in the simulation improved the accuracy of the predictions and is essential in capturing the important asymmetries that develop in the wake. These turbine details strongly influence the development near the center of the wake, but are often omitted in simulations in order to incorporate simplifying symmetry conditions in the calculations. Further from the rotor, at X = 4D, the LES simulations coupled to actuator line rotor models performed well and were able to capture the main features of the mean and turbulent flows, while RANS models using actuator disc models showed limitations especially in predicting correctly the turbulent kinetic energy.

Fabio Pierella; Per-Åge Krogstad; Lars Sætran

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelica PARallel benchmark suite (MPAR) - a test suite for evaluating the performance of parallel simulations of Modelica models.  

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?? Using the object-oriented, equation-based modeling language Modelica, it is possible to model and simulate computationally intensive models. To reduce the simulation time, a desirable… (more)

Hemmati Moghadam, Afshin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing  

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Transportation Association Conference Transportation Association Conference Vancouver, Canada December 2005 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing Jim Francfort U.S. Department of Energy - FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity INL/CON-05-00964 Presentation Outline * Background & goals * Testing partners * Hybrid electric vehicle testing - Baseline performance testing (new HEV models) - 1.5 million miles of HEV fleet testing (160k miles per vehicle in 36 months) - End-of-life HEV testing (rerun fuel economy & conduct battery testing @ 160k miles per vehicle) - Benchmark data: vehicle & battery performance, fuel economy, maintenance & repairs, & life-cycle costs * WWW information location Background * Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - part of the

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Radioactive material package seal tests  

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General design or test performance requirements for radioactive materials (RAM) packages are specified in Title 10 of the US Code of Federal Regulations Part 71 (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1983). The requirements for Type B packages provide a broad range of environments under which the system must contain the RAM without posing a threat to health or property. Seals that provide the containment system interface between the packaging body and the closure must function in both high- and low-temperature environments under dynamic and static conditions. A seal technology program, jointly funded by the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) and the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), was initiated at Sandia National Laboratories. Experiments were performed in this program to characterize the behavior of several static seal materials at low temperatures. Helium leak tests on face seals were used to compare the materials. Materials tested include butyl, neoprene, ethylene propylene, fluorosilicone, silicone, Eypel, Kalrez, Teflon, fluorocarbon, and Teflon/silicone composites. Because most elastomer O-ring applications are for hydraulic systems, manufacturer low-temperature ratings are based on methods that simulate this use. The seal materials tested in this program with a fixture similar to a RAM cask closure, with the exception of silicone S613-60, are not leak tight (1.0 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} std cm{sup 3}/s) at manufacturer low-temperature ratings. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Madsen, M.M.; Humphreys, D.L.; Edwards, K.R.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing the INCA model in a small agricultural catchment in southern Finland Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 8(4), 717728 (2004) EGU  

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Testing the INCA model in a small agricultural catchment in southern Finland 717 Hydrology catchment in southern Finland K. Granlund, K. Rankinen and A. Lepistö Finnish Environment Institute, P.O. Box 140, FIN-00251 Helsinki, Finland Email for corresponding author: kirsti

Boyer, Edmond

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Panel Discussion: Does Chemical Evidence Give Diagnostic Tests for the Credibility of Physical Models of the Origin of the Solar System?  

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29 July 1988 research-article Panel Discussion: Does Chemical Evidence Give Diagnostic Tests for the Credibility of Physical Models of the Origin of the Solar System? M. M. Woolfson G. J. Wasserburg P. Pellas G. Turner H. Wanke J. T...

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Principles Simulations fo the Supercritical Behavior of Ore Forming Fluids  

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Abstract of Selected Research Progress: I. First-principles simulation of solvation structure and deprotonation reactions of ore forming metal ions in very nonideal solutions: Advances in algorithms and computational performance achieved in this grant period have allowed the atomic level dynamical simulation of complex nanoscale materials using interparticle forces calculated directly from an accurate density functional solution to the electronic Schr���������������¶dinger equation (ab-initio molecular dynamics, AIMD). Focus of this program was on the prediction and analysis of the properties of environmentally important ions in aqueous solutions. AIMD methods have provided chemical interpretations of these very complex systems with an unprecedented level of accuracy and detail. The structure of the solvation region neighboring a highly charged metal ion (e.g., 3+) in an aqueous solution is very different from that of bulk water. The many-body behaviors (polarization, charge transfer, etc.) of the ion-water and water-water interactions in this region are difficult to capture with conventional empirical potentials. However, a large numbers of waters (up to 128 waters) are required to fully describe chemical events in the extended hydrations shells and long simulation times are needed to reliably sample the system. Taken together this makes simulation at the 1st principles level a very large computational problem. Our AIMD simulation results using these methods agree with the measured octahedral structure of the 1st solvation shell of Al3+ at the 1st shell boundary and a calculated radius of 1.937���������������� (exp. 1.9����������������). Our calculated average 2nd shell radius agrees remarkably well with the measured radius, 4.093 ���������������� calculated vs. the measured value of 4.0-4.15 ����������������. Less can be experimentally determined about the structure of the 2nd shell. Our simulations show that this shell contains roughly 12 water molecules, which are trigonally coordinated to the 1st shell waters. This structure cannot be measured directly. However, the number of 2nd shell water molecules predicted by the simulation is consistent with experimental estimates. Tetrahedral bulk water coordination reappears just after the 2nd shell. Simulations with 128 waters are close to the maximum size that can effectively be performed with present day methods. While the time scale of our simulation are not long enough to observe transfers of waters from the 1st to the 2nd shell, we do see transfers occurring on a picosecond time scale between the 2nd shell and 3rd shell via an associative mechanism. This is faster than, but consistent with, the results of measurements on the more tightly bound Cr3+ system. For high temperature simulations, proton transfers occur in the solvation shells leading to transient hydrolysis species. The reaction coordinate for proton transfer involves the coordinates of neighboring solvent waters as in the Grotis mechanism for proton transfer in bulk water. Directly removing a proton from the hexaqua Al3+ ion leads to a much more labile solvation shell and to a five coordinated Al3+ ion. This is consistent with very recent rate measurements of ligand exchange and the conjugate base labilization effect. For the Al3+-H2O system results for high but subcritical temperatures are qualitatively similar to room temperature simulations. However, preliminary simulations for supercritical temperatures (750K) suggest that there may be a dramatic change in be

Weare, John H

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt: A new type of Ore? KHALIL, Khalil Isaac1 and EL-SHAZLY, Aley K.2  

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Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt: A new type of Ore? KHALIL, Khalil Isaac1 and EL-SHAZLY, Aley K.2 1 Department of Geology, University of Alexandria, Egypt 2 Geology Department localities in an area approximately 30,000 km2 within the eastern desert of Egypt. With the exception

El-Shazly, Aley

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A Study of the Economic Impact of Water Impoundment Through Validity Testing of a Comparitive-Projection Model  

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at each area and secondary data from various sources. A reapplication of the model showed the revisions had increased the accuracy for all but two reservoir areas. The revised simulation model provided a systematic and relatively accurate tool...

Pearson, J. E.; Heideman, K. E.

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A Conceptual and Numerical Model for Thermal-Hydrological-Chemical Processes in the Yucca Mountain Drift Scale Test  

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of the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, NV from three-Scale Heater Test. Yucca Mountain Project Level 4 MilestoneReport, Chapter 6. Yucca Mountain Project Level 4 Milestone

Sonnenthal, Eric L.; Spycher, Nicolas F.; Conrad, Mark; Apps, John

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A model comparison initiative for a CO2 injection field test: An introduction to Sim-SEQ  

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gas reservoir under CO 2 flood since. The tests are managedwith Denbury’s commercial flood (Hovorka et al. , 2011), theto the reservoir under CO 2 flood. The DAS includes one CO 2

Mukhopadhyay, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geology, isotope geochemistry and ore genesis of the Shanshulin carbonate-hosted Pb–Zn deposit, southwest China  

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Abstract The Shanshulin Pb–Zn deposit occurs in Upper Carboniferous Huanglong Formation dolomitic limestone and dolostone, and is located in the western Yangtze Block, about 270 km west of Guiyang city in southwest China. Ore bodies occur along high angle thrust faults affiliated to the Weishui regional fault zone and within the northwestern part of the Guanyinshan anticline. Sulfide ores are composed of sphalerite, pyrite, and galena that are accompanied by calcite and subordinate dolomite. Twenty-two ore bodies have been found in the Shanshulin deposit area, with a combined 2.7 million tonnes of sulfide ores grading 0.54 to 8.94 wt.% Pb and 1.09 to 26.64 wt.% Zn. Calcite samples have ?13CPDB and ?18OSMOW values ranging from ? 3.1 to + 2.5‰ and + 18.8 to + 26.5‰, respectively. These values are higher than mantle and sedimentary organic matter, but are similar to marine carbonate rocks in a ?13CPDB vs. ?18OSMOW diagram, suggesting that carbon in the hydrothermal fluid was most likely derived from the carbonate country rocks. The ?34SCDT values of sphalerite and galena samples range from + 18.9 to + 20.3‰ and + 15.6 to + 17.1‰, respectively. These values suggest that evaporites are the most probable source of sulfur. The ?34SCDT values of symbiotic sphalerite–galena mineral pairs indicate that deposition of sulfides took place under chemical equilibrium conditions. Calculated temperatures of S isotope thermodynamic equilibrium fractionation based on sphalerite–galena mineral pairs range from 135 to 292 °C, consistent with previous fluid inclusion studies. Temperatures above 100 °C preclude derivation of sulfur through bacterial sulfate reduction (BSR) and suggest that reduced sulfur in the hydrothermal fluid was most likely supplied through thermo-chemical sulfate reduction (TSR). Twelve sphalerite samples have ?66Zn values ranging from 0.00 to + 0.55‰ (mean + 0.25‰) relative to the JMC 3-0749L zinc isotope standard. Stages I to III sphalerite samples have ?66Zn values ranging from 0.00 to + 0.07‰, + 0.12 to + 0.23‰, and + 0.29 to + 0.55‰, respectively, showing the relatively heavier Zn isotopic compositions in later versus earlier sphalerite. The variations of Zn isotope values are likely due to kinetic Raleigh fractional crystallization. The 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb and 208Pb/204Pb ratios of the sulfide samples fall in the range of 18.362 to 18.573, 15.505 to 15.769 and 38.302 to 39.223, respectively. The Pb isotopic ratios of the studied deposit plot in the field that covers the upper crust, orogenic belt and mantle Pb evolution curves and overlaps with the age-corrected Proterozoic folded basement rocks, Devonian to Lower Permian sedimentary rocks and Middle Permian Emeishan flood basalts in a 207Pb/204Pb vs. 206Pb/204Pb diagram. This observation points to the derivation of Pb metal from mixed sources. Sphalerite samples have 87Sr/86Sr200 Ma ratios ranging from 0.7107 to 0.7115 similar to the age-corrected Devonian to Lower Permian sedimentary rocks (0.7073 to 0.7111), higher than the age-corrected Middle Permian basalts (0.7039 to 0.7078), and lower than the age-corrected Proterozoic folded basement (0.7243 to 0.7288). Therefore, the Sr isotope data support a mixed source. Studies on the geology and isotope geochemistry suggest that the Shanshulin deposit is a carbonate-hosted, thrust fault-controlled, strata-bound, epigenetic, high grade deposit formed by fluids and metals of mixed origin.

Jia-Xi Zhou; Zhi-Long Huang; Zhi-Cheng Lv; Xiang-Kun Zhu; Jian-Guo Gao; Hassan Mirnejad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission profiles and removal efficiency by electrostatic precipitator and wetfine scrubber in an iron ore sintering plant  

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A monitoring campaign of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and polychlorinated biphenyl was carried out in an Italian iron ore sintering plant by sampling the combustion gases at the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) outlet, at the Wetfine scrubber (WS) outlet, and by collecting the ESP dust. Few data are available on these micropollutants produced in iron ore sintering plants, particularly from Italian plants. This study investigates the PAH emission profiles and the removal efficiency of ESPs and WS. PAHs were determined at the stack, ESP outlet flue gases, and in ESP dust to characterize the emission profiles and the performance of the ESP and the WS for reducing PAH emission. The 11 PAHs monitored are listed in the Italian legislative decree 152/2006. The mean total PAH sum concentration in the stack flue gases is 3.96 {mu}g/N m{sup 3}, in ESP outlet flue gases is 9.73 {mu}g/N m{sup 3}, and in ESP dust is 0.53 {mu}g/g. Regarding the emission profiles, the most abundant compound is benzo(b)fluoranthene, which has a relative low BaP toxic equivalency factors (TEF) value, followed by dibenzo(a,l)pyrene, which has a very high BaP(TEF) value. The emission profiles in ESP dust and in the flue gases after the ESP show some changes, whereas the fingerprint in ESP and stack flue gases is very similar. The removal efficiency of the ESP and of WS on the total PAH concentration is 5.2 and 59.5%, respectively. 2 figs., 5 tabs.

Ettore Guerriero; Antonina Lutri; Rosanna Mabilia; Maria Concetta Tomasi Sciano; Mauro Rotatori [Istituto sull'Inquinamento Atmosferico, Monterotondo Scalo (Italy). Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of the true elastic modulus of high density polyethylene from tensile tests using an appropriate reduced model of the elastoviscoplastic behavior  

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The rheological parameters of materials are determined in the industry according to international standards established generally on the basis of widespread techniques and robust methods of estimation. Concerning solid polymers and the determination of Young's modulus in tensile tests, ISO 527-1 or ASTM D638 standards rely on protocols with poor scientific content: the determination of the slope of conventionally defined straight lines fitted to stress-strain curves in a given range of elongations. This paper describes the approach allowing for a correct measurement of the instantaneous elastic modulus of polymers in a tensile test. It is based on the use of an appropriate reduced model to describe the behavior of the material. The model comes a thermodynamical framework and allows to reproduce the behavior of an HDPE Polymer until large strains, covering the elastoviscoplastic and hardening regimes. Well-established principles of parameter estimation in engineering science are used to found the identificatio...

Blaise, A; Delobelle, Patrick; Meshaka, Yves; Cunat, C

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A conceptual model and preliminary estimate of potential tritium migration from the Benham (U-20c) site, Pahute Mesa, Nevada Test Site  

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U-20c is the site of a large below-water-table nuclear test near the Nevada Test Site boundary. A conceptual model of potential groundwater migration of tritium from U-20c is constructed and quantitatively evaluated in this report. The lower portion of the collapse chimney at Benham is expected to intersect 200 m of permeable rhyolite lava, overlain by similar thicknesses of low-permeability zeolitized bedded tuff, then permeable welded tuff. Vertical groundwater flow through the chimney is predicted to be minimal, horizontal transport should be controlled by the regional groundwater flow. Analytic solutions treating only advective transport indicate 1 to 2 km of tritium movement (95% confidence interval 0.7--2.5 km) within 5 years after test-related pressure-temperature transients have dissipated. This point lies at the axis of a potentiometric surface trough along the west edge of Area 20, Nevada Test Site. Within 25 years, movement is predicted to extend to 3 km (95% confidence interval 2--5 km) approximately to the intersection of the trough and the Nevada Test Site boundary. Considering the effects of radioactive decay, but not dispersion, plume concentration would fall below Safe Drinking Water Act standards by 204 years, at a predicted distance of 11 km (95% confidence interval 7--31 km). This point is located in the eastern portion of the Timber Mountain Caldera moat within the Nellis Air Force Range (military bombing range).

Brikowski, T.; Mahin, G. [Nevada Univ., Reno, NV (United States). Water Resources Center

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Analysis of a Test Rig for Modeling the Bit/Formation Interface in Petroleum Drilling Applications  

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and horizontal wells and measuring the effects of various factors on the stability of perturbations on the system. A test rig concept has been developed to accurately measure the interaction forces and torques between the bit, formation and fluids during drilling...

Wilson, Joshua Kyle

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed Test Information  

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Detailed Test Information Detailed Test Information EPA tests vehicles by running them through a series of driving routines, also called cycles or schedules, that specify vehicle speed for each point in time during the laboratory tests. For 2007 and earlier model year vehicles, only the city and highway schedules were used. Beginning with 2008 models, three additional tests will be used to adjust the city and highway estimates to account for higher speeds, air conditioning use, and colder temperatures. Note: EPA has established testing criteria for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids that are slightly different than those for conventional vehicles. New Tests City Highway High Speed Air Conditioning Cold Temperature Detailed Comparison EPA Federal Test Procedure (City Schedule): Shows vehicle speed (mph) at each second of test

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In-situ model analysis of STARS missile flight data and comparison to per-flight predictions from test-reconciled models  

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The Natural Excitation Technique (NExT) was used to analyze STARS launch data during first and second stage flight using telemetered acceleration data. A continuous track of modal frequencies and modal damping was acquired for the first and second elastic modes of the system during first stage flight and for the first mode during second stage flight. Generally, the first mode was predicted to be lower than seen in actual flight. The second mode predictions were very close to those seen in flight. Damping values were found to be within the range estimated by ground testing or slightly less. The results from this modal analysis of launch data allowed a final quantification of the inherent bias errors which resulted from the STARS ground-based modal tests as well as pointing out structures which were in need of further test/analysis correlation.

James, G.H.; Carne, T.G.; Marek, E.L.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-energy nuclear quasielastic reactions: Decisive tests of nuclear-binding/pion models of the European Muon Collaboration effect  

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The light-cone nucleon momentum distributions obtained from nonrelativistic spectral functions or given by nuclear-binding/pion models are often used to analyze high-Q2 quasielastic and deep-inelastic (e,e’) reactions. We demonstrate that in such models the presence of non-nucleonic components causes the scattering from forward and backward moving target protons to be significantly different. Other models do not have this property. The sensitivity of current (e,e’p) and (p,pp) color transparency experiments is sufficient to observe these differences.

L. Frankfurt; G. A. Miller; M. Strikman

1992-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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High energy nuclear quasielastic reactions: Decisive tests of nuclear binding/pion models of the EMC effect  

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The light-cone nucleon momentum distributions obtained from non- relativistic spectral functions or given by nuclear binding/pion models are often used to analyze high Q{sup 2} quasi-elastic and deep-inelastic (e,e{prime}) reactions. We demonstrate that in such models the presence of non-nucleonic components causes the scattering from forward and backward moving target protons to be significantly different. Other models do not have this property. The sensitivity of current (e,e{prime}p) and (p,pp) color transparency experiments is sufficient to observe these differences.

Frankfurt, L; Strikman, M [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory AN SSSR, Leningrad (USSR). Inst. Yadernoj Fiziki; Miller, G A [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing a Detailed Biophysical Parameterization for Land–Air Exchange in a High-Resolution Boundary-Layer Model  

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In order to properly model the influence of land surface properties on mesoscale atmospheric phenomena, it is important to include physically realistic parameterizations of major biophysical processes involved. The primary influence of the ...

S. Argentini; P. J. Wetzel; V. M. Karyampudi

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Ecology of the Giant Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ingens): A Test of Species Distribution Models as Ecological Revealers  

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biology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23:141-148. Kremen,simple habitat models. Ecology Letters 8:993-1009. Krebs, C.2008. Ecology: the experimental analysis of distribution and

Bean, William Timothy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of small-scale low and high permeability layers using single well forced-gradient tracer tests: Fluorescent dye imaging and modelling at the laboratory-scale  

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Abstract Heterogeneity in aquifer permeability, which creates paths of varying mass flux and spatially complex contaminant plumes, can complicate the interpretation of contaminant fate and transport in groundwater. Identifying the location of high mass flux paths is critical for the reliable estimation of solute transport parameters and design of groundwater remediation schemes. Dipole flow tracer tests (DFTTs) and push-pull tests (PPTs) are single well forced-gradient tests which have been used at field-scale to estimate aquifer hydraulic and transport properties. In this study, the potential for \\{PPTs\\} and \\{DFTTs\\} to resolve the location of layered high- and low-permeability layers in granular porous media was investigated with a pseudo 2-D bench-scale aquifer model. Finite element fate and transport modelling was also undertaken to identify appropriate set-ups for in situ tests to determine the type, magnitude, location and extent of such layered permeability contrasts at the field-scale. The characteristics of flow patterns created during experiments were evaluated using fluorescent dye imaging and compared with the breakthrough behaviour of an inorganic conservative tracer. The experimental results show that tracer breakthrough during \\{PPTs\\} is not sensitive to minor permeability contrasts for conditions where there is no hydraulic gradient. In contrast, \\{DFTTs\\} are sensitive to the type and location of permeability contrasts in the host media and could potentially be used to establish the presence and location of high or low mass flux paths. Numerical modelling shows that the tracer peak breakthrough time and concentration in a DFTT is sensitive to the magnitude of the permeability contrast (defined as the permeability of the layer over the permeability of the bulk media) between values of 0.01–20. \\{DFTTs\\} are shown to be more sensitive to deducing variations in the contrast, location and size of aquifer layered permeability contrasts when a shorter central packer is used. However, larger packer sizes are more likely to be practical for field-scale applications, with fewer tests required to characterise a given aquifer section. The sensitivity of \\{DFTTs\\} to identify layered permeability contrasts was not affected by test flow rate.

Gareth L. Barns; Steven F. Thornton; Ryan D. Wilson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Parceling on Testing Group Differences in Second-Order CFA Models: A Comparison between Multi-Group CFA and MIMIC Models  

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Using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis (MCFA) and multiple-indicator-multiple-cause (MIMIC) to investigate group difference in the context of the second-order factor model with either the unparceled or parceled data had never been thoroughly...

Zou, Yuanyuan

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Models of Intrinsic Brightness Variations in Type Ia Supernovae, and their Impact on Measuring Cosmological Parameters  

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For spectroscopically confirmed type Ia supernovae we evaluate models of intrinsic brightness variations with detailed data/Monte-Carlo comparisons of the dispersion in the following quantities: Hubble-diagram scatter, color difference (B-V-c) between the true B-V color and the fitted color (c) from the SALT-II light curve model, and photometric redshift residual. The data sample includes 251 ugriz light curves from the 3-season Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II, and 191 griz light curves from the Supernova Legacy Survey 3-year data release. We find that the simplest model of a wavelength independent (coherent) scatter is not adequate, and that to describe the data the intrinsic scatter model must have wavelength-dependent variations. We use Monte Carlo simulations to examine the standard approach of adding a coherent scatter term in quadrature to the distance-modulus uncertainty in order to bring the reduced chi2 to unity when fitting a Hubble diagram. If the light curve fits include model uncertainties with the c...

Kessler, Richard; Marriner, John; Betoule, Marc; Brinkmann, Jon; Cinabro, David; El-Hage, Patrick; Frieman, Joshua; Jha, Saurabh; Mosher, Jennifer; Schneider, Donald P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic fields at resonant conditions for the hydrogen ion affect neurite outgrowth in PC-12 cells: A test of the ion parametric resonance model  

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PC-12 cells primed with nerve growth factor (NGF) were exposed to sinusoidal extremely-low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields (MFs) selected to test the predictions of the ion parametric resonance (IPR) model under resonance conditions for a single ion (hydrogen). The authors examined the field effects on the neurite outgrowth (NO) induced by NGF using three different combinations of flux densities of the parallel components of the AC MF (B{sub ac}) and the static MF (B{sub dc}). The first test examined the NO response in cells exposed to 45 Hz at a B{sub dc} of 2.96 {micro}T with resonant conditions for H{sup +} according to the model. The B{sub ac} values ranged from 0.29 to 4.11 {micro}T root-mean-square (rms). In the second test, the MF effects at off-resonance conditions (i.e., no biologically significant ion at resonance) were examined using the frequency of 45 Hz with a B{sub dc} of 1.97 {micro}T and covering a B{sub ac} range between 0.79 and 2.05 {micro}T rms. In the third test, the Ac frequency was changed to 30 Hz with the subsequent change in B{sub dc} to 1.97 {micro}T to tune for H{sup +} as in the first test. The B{sub ac} values ranged from 0.79 to 2.05 {micro}T rms. After a 23 h incubation and exposure to the MF in the presence of NGF (5 ng/ml), the NO was analyzed using a stereoscopic microscope. The results showed that the NGF stimulation of neurite outgrowth (NSNO) was affected by MF combinations over most of the B{sub ac} exposure range generally consistent with the predictions of the IPR model. However, for a distinct range of B{sub ac} where the IPR model predicted maximal ionic influence, the observed pattern of NSNO contrasted sharply with those predictions. The symmetry of this response suggests that values of B{sub ac} within this distinct range may trigger alternate or additional cellular mechanisms that lead to an apparent lack of response to the MF stimulus.

Trillo, M.A.; Ubeda, A. [Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid (Spain). Dept. Investigacion] [Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid (Spain). Dept. Investigacion; Blanchard, J.P. [Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States). Research and Development Dept.] [Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States). Research and Development Dept.; House, D.E.; Blackman, C.F. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)] [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypersonic flight testing  

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As part of the design process for a hypersonic vehicle, it is necessary to predict the aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic environment for flight conditions. This involves combining results obtained from ground testing with analytical modeling to predict the aerodynamics and heating for all conditions of interest. The question which always arises is, how well will these models predict what is actually seen in a flight environment This paper will briefly address ground-testing and analytical modeling and discuss where each is appropriate, and the associated problems with each area. It will then describe flight test options as well as instrumentation currently available and show how flight tests can be used to validate or improve models. Finally, several results will be shown to indicate areas where ground testing and modeling alone are inadequate to accurately predict hypersonic aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics.

Williamson, W.E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TESTING MODELS OF INTRINSIC BRIGHTNESS VARIATIONS IN TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE AND THEIR IMPACT ON MEASURING COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS  

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For spectroscopically confirmed Type Ia supernovae we evaluate models of intrinsic brightness variations with detailed data/Monte Carlo comparisons of the dispersion in the following quantities: Hubble-diagram scatter, color difference (B - V - c) between the true B - V color and the fitted color (c) from the SALT-II light curve model, and photometric redshift residual. The data sample includes 251 ugriz light curves from the three-season Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II and 191 griz light curves from the Supernova Legacy Survey 3 year data release. We find that the simplest model of a wavelength-independent (coherent) scatter is not adequate, and that to describe the data the intrinsic-scatter model must have wavelength-dependent variations resulting in a {approx}0.02 mag scatter in B - V - c. Relatively weak constraints are obtained on the nature of intrinsic scatter because a variety of different models can reasonably describe this photometric data sample. We use Monte Carlo simulations to examine the standard approach of adding a coherent-scatter term in quadrature to the distance-modulus uncertainty in order to bring the reduced {chi}{sup 2} to unity when fitting a Hubble diagram. If the light curve fits include model uncertainties with the correct wavelength dependence of the scatter, we find that this approach is valid and that the bias on the dark energy equation-of-state parameter w is much smaller ({approx}0.001) than current systematic uncertainties. However, incorrect model uncertainties can lead to a significant bias on the distance moduli, with up to {approx}0.05 mag redshift-dependent variation. This bias is roughly reduced in half after applying a Malmquist bias correction. For the recent SNLS3 cosmology results, we estimate that this effect introduces an additional systematic uncertainty on w of {approx}0.02, well below the total uncertainty. This uncertainty depends on the choice of viable scatter models and the choice of supernova (SN) samples, and thus this small w-uncertainty is not guaranteed in future cosmology results. For example, the w-uncertainty for SDSS+SNLS (dropping the nearby SNe) increases to {approx}0.04.

Kessler, Richard; Frieman, Joshua A. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Guy, Julien; Betoule, Marc; El-Hage, Patrick [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et des Hautes Energies, UPMC Univ. Paris 6, UPD Univ. Paris 7, CNRS IN2P3, 4 place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris (France)] [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et des Hautes Energies, UPMC Univ. Paris 6, UPD Univ. Paris 7, CNRS IN2P3, 4 place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris (France); Marriner, John [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)] [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Brinkmann, Jon [Apache Point Observatory, P.O. Box 59, Sunspot, NM 88349 (United States)] [Apache Point Observatory, P.O. Box 59, Sunspot, NM 88349 (United States); Cinabro, David [Department of Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 (United States); Jha, Saurabh [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States); Mosher, Jennifer [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 203 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 203 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); Schneider, Donald P., E-mail: kessler@kicp.uchicago.edu [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

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Analysis Driven Field Testing  

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ANALYSIS DRIVEN FIELD TESTING ANALYSIS DRIVEN FIELD TESTING Greg Barker, MEP Paul Norton, NERD C.E. Hancock, MEP Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, TX March 2, 2012 MODELING DRIVEN FIELD TESTING Greg Barker, MEP Paul Norton, NERD C.E. Hancock, MEP Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, TX March 2, 2012 MODELING DRIVEN MEASUREMENTS Greg Barker, MEP Paul Norton, NERD C.E. Hancock, MEP Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, TX March 2, 2012 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, TX March 2, 2012 "Modeling without measuring lacks credibility. Measuring without modeling lacks generality." Ed Hancock

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A Hydrostratigraphic System for Modeling Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Migration at the Corrective Action Unit Scale, Nevada Test Site and Surrounding Areas, Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties, Nevada  

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Underground Test Area (UGTA) corrective action unit (CAU) groundwater flow and contaminant transport models of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and vicinity are built upon hydrostratigraphic framework models (HFMs) that utilize the hydrostratigraphic unit (HSU) as the fundamental modeling component. The delineation and three-dimensional (3-D) modeling of HSUs within the highly complex geologic terrain that is the NTS requires a hydrostratigraphic system that is internally consistent, yet flexible enough to account for overlapping model areas, varied geologic terrain, and the development of multiple alternative HFMs. The UGTA CAU-scale hydrostratigraphic system builds on more than 50 years of geologic and hydrologic work in the NTS region. It includes 76 HSUs developed from nearly 300 stratigraphic units that span more than 570 million years of geologic time, and includes rock units as diverse as marine carbonate and siliciclastic rocks, granitic intrusives, rhyolitic lavas and ash-flow tuffs, and alluvial valley-fill deposits. The UGTA CAU-scale hydrostratigraphic system uses a geology-based approach and two-level classification scheme. The first, or lowest, level of the hydrostratigraphic system is the hydrogeologic unit (HGU). Rocks in a model area are first classified as one of ten HGUs based on the rock’s ability to transmit groundwater (i.e., nature of their porosity and permeability), which at the NTS is mainly a function of the rock’s primary lithology, type and degree of postdepositional alteration, and propensity to fracture. The second, or highest, level within the UGTA CAU-scale hydrostratigraphic system is the HSU, which is the fundamental mapping/modeling unit within UGTA CAU-scale HFMs. HSUs are 3-D bodies that are represented in the finite element mesh for the UGTA groundwater modeling process. HSUs are defined systematically by stratigraphically organizing HGUs of similar character into larger HSUs designations. The careful integration of stratigraphic information in the development of HSUs is important to assure individual HSUs are internally consistent, correlatable, and mappable throughout all the model areas.

Lance Prothro, Sigmund Drellack Jr., Jennifer Mercadante

2009-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of the true elastic modulus of high density polyethylene from tensile tests using an appropriate reduced model of the elastoviscoplastic behavior  

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The rheological parameters of materials are determined in the industry according to international standards established generally on the basis of widespread techniques and robust methods of estimation. Concerning solid polymers and the determination of Young's modulus in tensile tests, ISO 527-1 or ASTM D638 standards rely on protocols with poor scientific content: the determination of the slope of conventionally defined straight lines fitted to stress-strain curves in a given range of elongations. This paper describes the approach allowing for a correct measurement of the instantaneous elastic modulus of polymers in a tensile test. It is based on the use of an appropriate reduced model to describe the behavior of the material. The model comes a thermodynamical framework and allows to reproduce the behavior of an HDPE Polymer until large strains, covering the elastoviscoplastic and hardening regimes. Well-established principles of parameter estimation in engineering science are used to found the identification procedure. It will be shown that three parameters only are necessary to model experimental tensile signals: the instantaneous ('Young's') modulus, the maximum relaxation time of a linear distribution (described with a universal shape) and a strain hardening modulus to describe the 'relaxed' state. The paper ends with an assessment of the methodology. Our results of instantaneous modulus measurements are compared with those obtained with other physical experiments operating at different temporal and length scales.

A. Blaise; Stéphane André; Patrick Delobelle; Yves Meshaka; C. Cunat

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ONTOLOGY OF TEST Larisa Soldatova  

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ONTOLOGY OF TEST Larisa Soldatova Post doctoral researcher Riichiro Mizoguchi Professor ISIR, Osaka In the present paper design of test generation systems (TGS) based on test ontology and student's knowledge model parts: domain independent- and domain-dependant knowledge. Suggested test ontology allows analyzing test

Mizoguchi, Riichiro

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$?$-mass Modification in $He^3$ - a Signal of Restoration of Chiral Symmetry or Test for Nuclear Matter Models ?  

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Two recent experiments have demonstrated that the effective $\\rho$-mass in nuclear medium, as extracted from the $^3He(\\gamma, \\pi^+ \\pi^-)$ reaction, is substantially reduced. This has been advocated as an indication of partial restoration of chiral symmetry in nuclear matter. We show that even in the absence of chiral symmetry, effective mean field nuclear matter models can explain these findings quantitatively.

Abhijit Bhattacharyya; Sanjay K. Ghosh; Sibaji Raha

1999-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the half-lives of ??As and ??Br high Z test of CVC (Standard Model) via superallowed Fermi decay  

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and content by: Pea Carl A. Ga ' rdi (Chairman of C mittee) Robert E. Tribble (Member) Jos ph B. atowitz (Member) &r Richard L. Arnowitt (Head of Department) May 1988 111 ABSTRACT Measurement of the Half-Lives of As and Br High Z Test of' CVC... (Standard Model) via Superallowed Fermi Decay. (May 1988) Robert Harry Burch Jr. , B. S. , Hniversity of Texas at San Antonio Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Carl Gagliardi The half-lives of the superallowed Fermi P-decays of As and Br have been...

Burch, Robert Harry

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Developing the ability to model acid-rock interactions and mineral dissolution during the RMA stimulation test performed at the Soultz-sous-Forêts EGS site, France  

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The Soultz Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) reservoir's response to chemical stimulation is assessed by numerical simulation of coupled thermo-hydraulic-chemical processes. To assess chemical interactions between host rocks and a mixture of \\{HCl\\} and HF as well as its potential effects on the Soultz EGS reservoir, new modelling efforts using the FRACHEM code have been initiated. This article presents the model calibration and results. Simulations consider realistic conditions with available data sets from the EGS system at Soultz. Results indicate that the predicted amount of fracture sealing minerals dissolved by injection of a mixture of acids Regular Mud Acid (RMA) was consistent with the estimated amount from the test performed on GPK4 well at Soultz EGS site. Consequently reservoir porosity and permeability can be enhanced especially near the injection well by acidizing treatment.

Sandrine Portier; François D. Vuataz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A validation test for Adagio through replication of Big Hill and Bayou Choctaw JAS3D models.  

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JAS3D, a three dimensional iterative solid mechanics code, has been used for structural analyses for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve system since the 1990s. JAS3D is no longer supported by Sandia National Laboratories, and has been replaced by Adagio. To validate the transition from JAS3D to Adagio, the existing JAS3D input decks and user subroutines for Bayou Choctaw and Big Hill models were converted for use with Adagio. The calculation results from the Adagio runs are compared to the JAS3D. Since the Adagio results are very similar to the JAS3D results, Adagio is judged to be performing satisfactorily.

Park, Byoung Yoon

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing a DBI model for the unification of dark matter and dark energy with Gamma-Ray Bursts  

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We study the range of consistency of a model based on a nonlinear scalar field Dirac-Born-Infeld action for the unification of dark matter and dark energy using Gamma-Ray Bursts at high-redshifts. We use the sample of 59 high-redshift GRBs reported by Wei (2010), calibrated at low redshifts with the Union 2 sample of SNe Ia, thus avoiding the circularity problem. In this analysis, we also include the CMB7-year data and the baryonic acoustic peak BAO. Besides, it is calculated the parameter of the equation of state $w$, the deceleration parameter $q_0$ and the redshift of the transition to the decelerate-accelerated phase $z_t$.

Ariadna Montiel; Nora Bretón

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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)

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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

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